Why Did Jesus REALLY Come To Earth? -Part 2 of How Much God Loves You, By Karen Rowe

There are more versions than pictured ... This is just the way of the screen shot . May I ask, what does your version say in Luke Chapter 9 and Verse 56 ?

Dear Friends,

I am glad you chose to come over here to read Part 2 of Today’s Devotion.  In the context of Today’s Devotion of knowing God’s thoughts he thinks toward you are of Peace to an expected end (Your story like the story of Jonah), May I make a suggestion to you?

Will you check your version of God’s Word?  I am not asking that you stop reading your version, but just to compare your version to other versions to get a more complete message – as from the Lord.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the Lord : and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the Lord ; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.
Jeremiah 29:11‭-‬14 KJV

I know all versions of the Bible are versions of language for us to better understand what we are reading in a language we can comprehend, but something God has been bringing to my attention for some time has come to surface in a way to me that I believe that this is the time to share what God is showing me about His Word to us.


Will you open your Version of the Bible to begin with Luke 9:56, Matthew 18:11 and others.

What did you find?  Were these Verses present?  Or did it skip past the numbers to go on to whole another different thought?  Context is what paints the picture for us to know the thoughts of the writer.  And, to establish my faith, Jesus is the Author and Finisher to my faith, I need to know God’s Thoughts he thinks TOWARD me, because it is this love that I am assured of that holds me in place; and moves my feet to follow Jesus.

The most valuable thing I know is to be convinced in my heart that Jesus has whispered 1 John 4:16 to my heart before I ever read it written in the Bible.  So, I believe all things are good in the Hand of God.  And, Yet, we need to be confirmed from time to time.  God understands. When we read something or someone speaks something to us that we know is of God and from God – it confirms what we already knew in a way that it builds us up in our most holy faith.

Yes, adding, or taking away … to or from, God’s word is something we need to notice.

Read the Before and After in the version of the Bible you most read.  Have these verses been taken away?  Is this important to you?  I believe it is important to God.


  1. Luke 9:56 KJV
There are more versions than pictured … This is just the way of the screen shot .
May I ask, what does your version say in Luke Chapter 9 and Verse 56 ?

For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
Luke 9:56 KJV

What is missing in other versions?

What impact could this make if you only knew Jesus turned and rebuked them.  And they went to another village?   Read that verse again.  What is Jesus really saying here?


2.  Matthew 18:11 KJV

There are more than these pictured Versions…It’s just the way the screen shot is shared.
Is Matthew Chapter 18 Verse 11 missing from your version?
What is the context of Thought in this area of Verses?
Does this missing verse effect the picture that is being painted of the thoughts God has TOWARD you, thoughts of Peace, and not of evil, to an expected end. ?
Would you share your thoughts with us so that we can discuss?


For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
Matthew 18:11 KJV


If you are willing, will you share your thoughts about this?

What are the thoughts God really has toward you?  Pray about it in Jesus Name, but I see it as God would never say, “oh well” when it comes to you or anyone.  I see it clearly that God SO LOVED    the   world  that HE gave His only begotten son (JESUS) …  SO THAT!  Read John Chapter 3:16-17; and For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost (Matthew 18:11, KJV).

We are here today to proclaim the good news!

That Jesus come because you are immensely and incredibly valuable to God!


Why is it important to see the words that are written in the context of this message that “Jesus come NOT to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.”

Okay, perhaps you know this, but what about that person God puts in your path?  Be careful NOT to JUST give a Bible, because what if they ONLY see:  “Jesus just went on to another village?” Don’t just go on to another either … take your time to share what God puts on your heart to share about Jesus.


This is to encourage us who believe to pray each day for God’s Method to answer to questions in this world.  Be prepared to answer,   “For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.”

You are Why it is important that a new believer not  just see a (     Blank space     ).


“Just Jesus.”
When I wrote The Train Whistle, Sounding the call of God’s Love, It was at the end of the publishing stage and something happened with the punctuation.
I had lost hours and days of work and I went on …
BUT when a comma was mysteriously changed from a comma to a period, it was like ripping my arm off.
BUT, that night I told my husband, Robert Glenn about this and he said, “Karen think about it. A period means to stop, but a comma means to continue on.”
This was my message from God that what Satan wants to stop in us, God wants us to continue on!
And, then recently, I said, I like your shirt Daniel.
The next day, Daniel said, “Mom, did you get it?
It’s ‘Just Jesus Period.’
Today, as I finish this devotion, he just come in and we had a wonderful talk about things.
As he looked as this, he said, and put that in quotations, “It’s Just Jesus.” “Just Jesus Period. “


Welcome to this part of The Devotion!

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Daily Devotion to God’s Holy Word.

Why Did Jesus REALLY Come To Earth? -Part 2 of How Much God Loves You, By Karen Rowe


The Purpose is to Encourage you:   NOTE:  This is not intended to bash anyone / nor any version of the Bible.  There are other versions that have taken away VERSE 11 than pictured.  This is just how it come together for me to share; and how the versions were captured in in screen shots.

The purpose in my sharing this with you Today?:  You are the reason new believers are not to see a ( blank space ).


Why did Jesus come to earth?
You are the reason new believers are not to see
a ( blank space ).
What was going on here?  What did Jesus do?  Then Jesus explains clearly, “For the son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.
Then, it is written, “And they went on to another village.”
(NOTE:  This is not intended to bash a version.  There are other versions that have taken away VERSE 11).


I noticed this a while back….there were Bible verses just missing online. I remember VBS a few years ago and it’s motto was about to defend the Word of God who lives in you. In the movie to ramp up the VBS it was about the Villain changing the Word of God and sneaking it back into the world as a way to alter the control over their minds.

I am sharing this so you too can compare versions. I started looking and discovered that it’s not just the NIV that is leaving key verses out *and more than you see pictured.

I this (compare versions) often to get a deeper meaning of what God is really saying to me. But ultimately it is the Holy Spirit of God who gives the Revelation of Jesus the Christ & the transformation messages that allows my faith to make the changes which first begin in me …and by God’s Will, I teach in the power of His Knowledge…not mine.

What is it the Bible says? This is serious enough to look at closely and ensure we are hearing the message of God without publishing influences.

Business is Business, BUT God is serious about this. You know by now that God has written to us that He knows His thoughts He thinks toward us is of Peace and to an expected end.

Be careful not to miss what God wants you to know. Dive deep to discover what is waiting on you to know!

If man has removed, God says you need to know!
Luke 9:56 & Matthew 18:11.

“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, IF ANY MAN shall ADD unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

And IF ANY MAN shall TAKE AWAY from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Revelation 22:18‭-‬19 KJV

Look it up in your own Bible always and be sure you are hearing what God wants you to know & understand about all things In Christ.

I am so sorry to share this today.
Nothing has changed, knowledge is great, but…

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Proverbs 4:7 KJV

Love in Christ,


Faith pleases God. And it is impossible please God without faith.

BUT LET a man EXAMINE himself, AND SO LET him eat OF THAT bread, and drink OF THAT cup.
1 Corinthians 11:28 KJV

FOR THIS CAUSE many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
1 Corinthians 11:30 KJV

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
James 1:12 KJV



And, Always Remember 2 Things!

1.  When you receive this, you will never be the same!

2.  God for us.  God with us.  God in us. 

NOW … Believing on Jesus, 


After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Matthew 6:9-13 King James Version (KJV)

Holy Spirit You are Welcome Here!

And to God be the Glory!

Love in Christ,




Holy Spirit encourage the readers today.  Lift our minds higher to God’s Thoughts.  Bless those who will receive.  And, keep molding our hearts to be always ready to bloom for the glory of God to be a blessing to us all.

and pray …in the Spirit of the Most Holy God.  God knows what He is doing.

Love in Christ,
Karen Rowe

If you have questions, we are here to help …

Our Mission is to be ambassadors FOR the Lord, in the POWER of HIS LOVE; … and that’s not ego (ambassador is defined as:  a person who acts as a representative (of JESUS) or promoter of a specified activity (LIFE & Blessings WITH GOD through and by Jesus the Christ, the Son of the Living God … FREEDOM in Christ…); to teach in the power of HIS knowledge; to minister in the power of His Spirit; and To God be the Glory!

If you have questions, we are here to help …

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…till next time! 

Love in Christ,

Karen Rowe

Personal Motto:  “I don’t have it all figured out, BUT GOD DOES … Follow JESUS!”
Personal Revelation Life Verse:  And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him (1 John 4:16 HCSB)

Thank you Jesus!
Holy Spirit you are welcome here!

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