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@Matthew:13:31-35

kjv@Matthew:13:31 @ Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field;

kjv@Matthew:13:32 @ Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

kjv@Matthew:13:33 @ Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

kjv@Matthew:13:34 @ All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

kjv@Matthew:13:35 @ That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.


Today's notes:Secret From the Foundation

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Context:


What is man believing/doing?:


What is making man to believe/do as he is doing?:


Man's patience:


Jesus keeping of commandment:


Jesus keeping of faith:


Jesus' patience:


Notes:

Seed so far has meant the word of the kingdom, the first unidentified plant or the second wheat or now the mustard tree has been what the word fully received and severely tested and deeply rooted grows into, and the produce of this is more seed thirty/sixty/hundred fold, the harvest laboring angels are sent into the field to distinguish/gather. We have already seen seed of both the kingdom and a similar seed of the enemy planted into this world.

Birds it has been identified have themselves their nests.It is the seed that the birds of the air seek and so they happily lodge upon the maturing words' branches (something that they cannot do in the wheat). They appear to feed on/partake of the fruit of the grown seed (the next generation of seed) and yet not be part of its spread or growth. It has also been illustrated fowls of the air stealing away the seed from the wayside.

On top of the difficulties inherent in simply growing the seed in this environment, the church is troubled by the word of the kingdom being stolen, seed being counterfeited and three measures of a hidden corruption altering the entire loaf.

Leaven will often be spoken for corruption. The fact that a unidentified woman is hiding it gives us even more concern. We are told that the kingdom of heaven currently suffers great violence. We are told of a woman having made the nations of earth drunken (fermented). Three measures would yet have to be explained.

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. The process behind establishing the kingdom of heaven is not for the faint hearted; and it is meant to be this way. The course cannot be navigated by any man alone or any church itself, but by the intense direction of Christ Himself.
  2. The fact that most men are clueless as to this reality is further darkened by the fact most would be offended having it shown them.


Further Resources:

Comment Board:Matthew:13:31-35
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