The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


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:8:14 @ And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.

kjv@Matthew:8:15 @ And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.

kjv@Matthew:8:16 @ When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick;

kjv@Matthew:8:17 @ That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

Today's notes: They Brought Unto Him


Note: Can you imagine being surrendered to God's will, presented a host of desperate cases, being asked by the Father to take that/each infirmity, to bare that/each sickness? Can you imagine being asked that repeatedly? If the prophecy was fulfilled, that is then what happened. We have talked about God the Father needing to connect our perception as Father/Son. This was to be done ways that could not be manufactured/emulated by man himself. Prophecy is one substantial way chosen to accomplish this.

What is man believing/doing?:

"They brought unto Him many"; we are assuming that "they" are disciples. A stop over at Peter's house has turned into a large scale evening event. All that were brought to Him were healed; no mention of faith, no mention of worthiness, no mention that any were eventually saved. We tend to want to associate a reason to what has been done just as much as we want to predict how it can be reproduced once again. One can venture off into all sorts of further reasoning, why there is any sickness, why devils can possess humans, who these people are and what they have done to deserve this. We place a great deal of our reasoning on worthiness, a worthiness based upon our manufactured sense of righteousness.

If the context so far developed regarding healing is not having to do with any one's worthiness, it might be proposed that the cause of such torments is not worthiness related either (else we would all be tormented). Some possible explanations are nearly unfathomable lending themselves more to trust. We tend to resort to the explanations that we can most readily absorb without the dissatisfaction of trust.

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


Where does sickness go when one is healed by Jesus? It is borne in Him. Why does that differ from the spirits that He rather casts outward? Because He cannot be touched by evil, like Teflon evil can not penetrate nor stick to Him being divine. Does this mean that He himself is become sick? No it likely means that He carries them Himself to their intended destination.

Common perception would have us to believe that Jesus was using healing and other miracles as a promotional calling card to build up His fame and popularity. This notion neglects to account for His drive to fulfill the prophets, to minister to, to express/reveal the Father, to release the captives by compassion.

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. We tend to think that we presently command or should command or will one day command sickness. Seldom is the though that our savior literally bears our infirmities. Different then is the notion and the perception of what He sees Himself actually doing on these many occasions in the midst of people beyond number.
  2. Some men and women are responding favorably to Jesus' ministry as it addresses their immediate needs even though none yet understand fully their future need transitioning from this life into the next and all that our Savior has done to accomplish a much better path. Others increasingly are sensing a revelation that they would rather not entertain at this point in their iniquity.

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