Posted on December 30, 2019 in Daily Devotionals, December

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | December 30, 2019 – I John, a brother for the testimony of Jesus Christ – Revelation 1:9 

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | December 30, 2019. Enrich and Sustain your relationship with Jesus reading our daily devotional  I, John, your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patient endurance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos, [exiled there] because of [my preaching of] the word of God [regarding eternal salvation] and the testimony of Jesus Christ. – Revelation 1:9

 

I John, a brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ for the testimony of Jesus Christ – Revelation 1:9

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the testimony of Jesus Christ I John, a brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ for the testimony of Jesus Christ – Revelation 1:9
Beloved, I pray for you earnestly that you shall profit exceedingly in your walk with your loving Father in heaven in Jesus name. But if you check through the scriptures either in the old or new testaments.
You shall discover those who profited in their walk with God have a gracious virtue that majority of the people professing religion don’t have.
Always remember this. Please never ever forget. God abhors the proud. This was the singular unpardonable sin of Lucifer, the most beautiful arc angel of God.

1 Timothy 3:6  Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

But then God appreciates the lowly and will always promote and bless them. He shall bless you in particular in Jesus name. But then be very lowly.

Psa 138:6  Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly:but the proud he knoweth afar off.

Job 22:29  When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.

Proverbs 15:33  The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

Proverbs 18:12  Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.

Proverbs 22:4  By humility and the fear of the Lord  are riches, and honour, and life.

Isaiah 57:15  For thus saith the high and lofty One  that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Isaiah 66:2  For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

James 4:6  But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

1Pe 5:5 — 6  Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

Beloved, you shall discover that saints and believers in Bible days were very lowly. No matter their standing among their colleagues or spiritual attainments, they were usually very humble.
This was what a prominent apostle of Jesus, apostle John who was introducing himself, referred to  himself as a brother.

Revelation 1:9  I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

You will discover today’s preachers ascribing divers titles of pride to themselves.  Reverend, doctor etc.
These so called ministers get offended if you ever introduce them without adding their great titles. This informs why they are empty and can not carry God’s anointing received through biblical humility.
Beloved, the good Lord shall bless you abundantly in Jesus name. But always remember, the way up with God is a lifestyle of biblical humility.  Receive grace to humble yourself before Him in Jesus name.

Matthew 23:12  And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

This alone is the most important required virtue God wants to see in your life, before you can have access to ceaseless heavenly blessings which naturally are you heritage.

Micah 6:8  He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

Dearly beloved, Jesus Christ our Lord stood out incomparable with any saint either  in the old or new testaments, living a lifestyle of biblical humility during His earthly ministry. In fact the blessed Holy Spirit, said of Him, that He was humble till He died. See it yourself.

Phi 2:5 — 8  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

See as the scriptures revealed His instances of unusual and incomparable humble lifestyle.
1. He created John the Baptist. But was humble enough to come to Him for baptism.

Mat 3:13 — 15  Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

2. He washed as a servant the feet of His disciples

Jn 13:3 — 5  Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

3. He lived a lifestyle of biblical humility to show the pattern to His followers of all ages and you are not excluded.

Luk 22:25 — 27  And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.

4.  He was equal to God the Father in all things yet willingly submitted to His painful will.

Luk 22:41 — 42  And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

Dearly beloved, our Lord having showed believers of all ages especially you this exemplary lifestyle of biblical humility, commanded you should do likewise to access exaltation of your loving Father in heaven.
You shall be highly exalted in Jesus name. But then heed this commandment of our Lord.

Luke 14:11  For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Luke 18:14   I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

No marvel apostle John was highly exalted, just like God shall exalt you too, following the example of His Master. He an apostle of Christ, referred to himself as a brother, a pattern you should follow henceforth, till you see Jesus.

Revelation 1:9  I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

See what the blessed Holy Spirit says you should be doing.

Colossians 3:12  Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

James 4:10  Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

Very very unfortunately, today’s professors of religion and nominal churchgoers, live an opposite lifestyle. The blessed Holy Spirit says they are proud, heady and high-minded.
None of these damnable vices must never ever be once seen or mentioned in your life.

2Ti 3:1 — 5  This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

However, on the contrary be like John the Baptist and apostle Paul.  See them yourself and do likewise.
1. John the Baptist. He wanted Christ to increase and he decreased..

John 3:30  He must increase, but I must decrease.

 2. Paul apostle living a crucified lifestyle, desiring only to be a shinning light for Christ.

Galatians 2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

 May the Lord help you to do same and be lifted I Jesus name.
Friend, you shall be part of the dawning rapture in Jesus name. Please live a lifestyle of biblical humility like apostle John.

Revelation 1:9  I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

 Friend, this becomes absolutely necessary for two reasons.
1. Only the poor or lowly, not proud in the spirit shall have access to heaven.

Matthew 5:3  Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 13:43  Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

2. Only the meek and lowly like Christ shall be part of His, one thousand years reign on earth, after the rapture.

Matthew 5:5  Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Mat 11:28 — Mat 11:29  Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

2Pe 3:11 — 13  Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

 Friend, you shall be part of these two heavenly rewards in Jesus name. So be determined  lowly in your lifestyle. This is because God resist the proud but giveth grace to the lowly like Christ and our beloved brother John.

1Pe 5:5 — 6  Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

See you at the top in Jesus name

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the testimony of Jesus Christ I John, a brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ for the testimony of Jesus Christ – Revelation 1:9
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Knowing Jesus Daily Devotional
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the testimony of Jesus Christ I John, a brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ for the testimony of Jesus Christ – Revelation 1:9