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:6:12-16

kjv@Luke:6:12 @ And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

kjv@Luke:6:13 @ And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;

kjv@Luke:6:14 @ Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,

kjv@Luke:6:15 @ Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes,

kjv@Luke:6:16 @ And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.


Today's notes:

Quoted index: FAITHOFJESUSAUDIO - Luke:6:12-16:

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Study Resources:

dict:easton prayer

dict:tcr discipleship

dict:torrey Apostles

Notes:

It may be asked "what on earth did Jesus have to pray about? all night?" That question presumes that prayer is a means of asking for something (addressing concerns). What if instead we presumed that prayer was the means of acknowledging something? What would Jesus have to acknowledge? How about a day's worth of miracles? A day's worth of meeting others most urgent needs? How about the friendship of twelve loyal and devoted men and the many other men and women believing in you and your cause? How about the eternal plan and the merciful righteousness contained therein? How about....? What if added to that prayer meant to receive from the Father daily instruction? What if added to that prayer meant to be revived and reinvigorated from the Father for the next day? Would a nighttime then ever be enough?

Prayer is a much a condition of the heart as it is anything said, acknowledged or petitioned for or against. It is the desire to be there, to be close, to be engaged, to be humble and contrite, to be real, to be of service. In essence it is to be in the present reverent.

Twelve men of which eleven will emerge in the end Apostles. It should be noted that not one of them came into this apostleship ahead of the any other, none came to this separate times to the next; it came upon them as a whole for it came upon them from the risen Christ. In fact, it came upon them at a time that they were most desperate and broken. That it happened to these eleven that it be firmly established is most illustrative of our Lord's intents and processes. It is the establishment of these men and the testimony that they give of this His gospel that adds so much certainty to what we still to this day believe.

Key Messages:

Declaring Certainty


kjv@John:17:12 @ While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.


kjv@John:15:16 @ Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.


kjv@Acts:4:13 @ Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.


kjv@1Corinthians:1:21 @ For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.


kjv@John:15:19 @ If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.


kjv@Acts:20:24 @ But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.


Further Resources:

Comment Board:Luke:6:12-16
index:FAITHOFJESUSDEVOTION - Devotional Index
strkjv@Luke:6:12-16 rwp@Luke:6:12-16 mhcc@Luke:6:12-16
devotion:FaithOfJesus2 - Devotion Index


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