The Faith of Jesus Daily Devotional - Day 1

nkjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.


kjv@Matthew:1:1 @ The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

kjv@Matthew:1:2 @ Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;

kjv@Matthew:1:3 @ And Judas begat Phares and Zara (Zarah) of Thamar (Tamar); and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;

kjv@Matthew:1:4 @ And Aram begat Aminadab (Amminadab); and Aminadab begat Naasson (Nashon); and Naasson begat Salmon (Salma);

kjv@Matthew:1:5 @ And Salmon begat Booz (Boaz) of Rachab (Rahab); and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;

kjv@Matthew:1:6 @ And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her (Bathsheba) that had been the wife of Urias (Uriah);

kjv@Matthew:1:7 @ And Solomon begat Roboam(Rehoboam); and Roboam begat Abia(Abijam Abijah); and Abia begat Asa;

kjv@Matthew:1:8 @ And Asa begat Josaphat (Jehoshaphat); and Josaphat begat Joram(Jehoram); and Joram begat Ozias (Uzziah);

kjv@Matthew:1:9 @ And Ozias begat Joatham (Jotham); and Joatham begat Achaz (Ahaz); and Achaz begat Ezekias (Hezekiah);

kjv@Matthew:1:10 @ And Ezekias begat Manasses (Manasseh); and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias (Josiah);

kjv@Matthew:1:11 @ And Josias begat Jechonias (Jehoiakim) and his brethren (including Jehoiachin), about the time they were carried away to Babylon:

kjv@Matthew:1:12 @ And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel (Shealtiel); and Salathiel begat Zorobabel (Zerubbabel);

kjv@Matthew:1:13 @ And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;

kjv@Matthew:1:14 @ And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;

kjv@Matthew:1:15 @ And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;

kjv@Matthew:1:16 @ And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

kjv@Matthew:1:17 @ So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

What is God doing?

Ask yourself why Jesus/Savior? Why this Jesus? Why Jesus at this specific time? Why this Jesus in this specific manner? The answer is that this exactly fulfills God's original promise, the fulfillment that God has been single mindedly establishing throughout the Old Testament.

kjv@1John:3:8 @ He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

kjv@Colossians:2:15 @ And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly , triumphing over them in it.

kjv@Hebrews:2:14 @ Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

kjv@Isaiah:53:12 @ Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

kjv@Hebrews:2:15 @ And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

kjv@Romans:16:20 @ And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly . The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

What is man doing?

Here are some of the story lines at play in the lineage that illustrate these Biblically certain points:

Note: The deliverance out of Egypt into the wilderness, the establishment of Mosaic Law is given to the nation, the lands of Canaan are given the nation as promised, during these intermediate generations in the lineage. Joshua accurately foretells nation's inability to keep law as sworn to would be a curse rather than a blessing.

What has God done? Shown mankind in every way conceivable the need for this type of Savior at this precise time and this specific manner.

What will God do?

What will man do? Many things, all corrupted in some sense (but by the blood of Jesus Christ)

What does this passage tell us about the commands and faith of Jesus that saints are to keep/guard?

Above everything else that our faith could mean and bring benefit to, it is the belief/trust in a singular unconditional promise made by God from the beginning, established by God throughout, brought about in HIS Son becoming flesh and by HIS Son's unwavering obedience unto death: the promise of being delivered from this sentence of eternal death.

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