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.


( FaithOfJesus thread begun by rRandyP )

Today's Verse:

kjv@Luke:1:57-66

kjv@Luke:1:57 @ Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.

kjv@Luke:1:58 @ And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.

kjv@Luke:1:59 @ And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father.

kjv@Luke:1:60 @ And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.

kjv@Luke:1:61 @ And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.

kjv@Luke:1:62 @ And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.

kjv@Luke:1:63 @ And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.

kjv@Luke:1:64 @ And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.

kjv@Luke:1:65 @ And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea.

kjv@Luke:1:66 @ And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.


Today's notes:

Quoted index: FAITHOFJESUSAUDIO - Luke:1:57-66:

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Study Resources:

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kjv@STRING:hand+of+the+Lord
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Notes:

Before John is even born word is spread into the hill country; curiosity and expectation is roused. And by whom/what? John's influence ahead of Christ is perhaps much underestimated by us as modern readers. Said by Jesus to be the greatest prophet born of woman. The task of returning father's hearts to their children and the wicked toward the ways of the just in preparation for Christ from the beginning was a sizable task requiring the work of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is seen using the fears/oddity and calculations of men to further the work and establish John as HIS own.

Remember this initial fame as the child John grows into his adult ministry.

Key Messages:

Declaring Certainty: Likewise, we should consider that the means and manners of declaring the gospel's certainty a product of the Spirit as well.


kjv@Ecclesiastes:9:1 @ For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them.


kjv@Malachi:3:16 @ Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.


kjv@Acts:19:17 @ And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.


kjv@Joshua:4:24 @ That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever.


Further Resources:

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