The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional

Focus:

kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.


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Today's Verse:

kjv@Luke:3:21-38

kjv@Luke:3:21 @ Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,

kjv@Luke:3:22 @ And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

kjv@Luke:3:23 @ And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,

kjv@Luke:3:24 @ Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi+, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Janna, which was the son of Joseph,

kjv@Luke:3:25 @ Which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which was the son of Esli, which was the son of Nagge,

kjv@Luke:3:26 @ Which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Juda,

kjv@Luke:3:27 @ Which was the son of Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,

kjv@Luke:3:28 @ Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of Er,

kjv@Luke:3:29 @ Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi,

kjv@Luke:3:30 @ Which was the son of Simeon, which was the son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim,

kjv@Luke:3:31 @ Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David,

kjv@Luke:3:32 @ Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson,

kjv@Luke:3:33 @ Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda,

kjv@Luke:3:34 @ Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor,

kjv@Luke:3:35 @ Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala,

kjv@Luke:3:36 @ Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech,

kjv@Luke:3:37 @ Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,

kjv@Luke:3:38 @ Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.


Today's notes:

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Study Resources:

dict:easton Baptism of Christ

dict:torrey Trinity

dict:naves Genealogy

Notes:

Both Father and Spirit are present to confirm Jesus in the witness of the great prophet John. How many others witnessed this confirmation was not emphasized as important. Had no one else been there it would have been sufficient for it is as much as confirmed in every work that in union Jesus from here on out did. And for us it is much the same as we intellectually prefer what was proven to have been done over what was symbolically pointed to. It is substantial to the faith once of the faith, but not prerequisite in singular form to one's coming to the faith.

There are not as many names of scriptural significance in Mary's line as it is lacking much of the kingly line that Joseph's line had. Traditional Jewish genealogical preference is given to the male line which is often why many Jews dismiss the line of Mary as a proof of messianic claim. This is largely because legally the male line was held as the measure for the inheritance of property and wealth. There is nothing in prophecy to suggest that the traditional restriction had any bearing on prophetic fulfillment. In fact it would be impossible for Messiah to be born of man sinless if left to the male seed; the woman's line would have to be taken up at some point. This may be why the original messianic prophecy was given to Eve and not Adam. If left to the male seed Messiah could not be born; this then is where the Jewish criticism is left: Messiah-less.

There is always much conversation surrounding Adam, many sides taken, none of it spoken of certainty because the Bible chooses rather not to make it a point of certainty. Just as uncertain as the bible is on these points, so too is the "science" others attempt to apply to make cases in any other direction. To explain the complexity of creation and man's original generation may not be as immediately important as what has happened to mankind as a whole in the interim. As much as science can tell us about our physical world, it has little to tell us about our base behavioral nature and why it is observed being so universally effected by such plaguing/perplexing realities. Certainly we would all like to know just how our physical world came about, but is it the first thing that on a list of many things that we spiritually need to know? Would just knowing solve our other ills or make them worse? Would it necessarily have to be believed by man in his current condition even if made certain? What is seen by some as a hole in the Bible's logic may in fact be a window; a hole from the other side we see as science. This is not to diminish the importance of this information, it is to put it (as God see's it) in a more proper perspective and priority (a window on the other side of the room in a much larger house within the rule of His household).

Key Messages:

Declaring Certainty

kjv@1Peter:1:2 @ Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

kjv@Job:38:3 @ Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.

kjv@Job:38:4 @ Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

kjv@Matthew:28:19 @ Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:


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