Daily Devotional – JANUARY 12 (How a Joke Killed! Part 2-b: “An Antichrist Spirit”)

By admin On September 23rd, 2021

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Daily Devotional – JANUARY 12

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How a Joke Killed! Part 2-b: “An Antichrist Spirit”

To go to Part 1, click here… ” JANUARY 10th (How a Joke Killed!)”

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On the morning of that fearful day, when God destroyed Sodom and its surrounding cities, the main character of that story, Lot, tried to warn his sons-in-law to flee from the wrath to come!

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But his sons-in-law didn’t believe him! They thought he was just joking!

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Listen… “And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.” Genesis 19:14

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Perhaps Lot’s sons-in-law were accustomed to hearing Lot make such mocking jests, previous to this fateful morning!

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Yes, maybe Lot had a reputation of being somewhat of a joker. Maybe Lot was the type who enjoyed a good gag, previous to this solemn moment! Maybe Lot was the type who enjoyed a good laugh!

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Picture – Lot Escapes Sodom – www.thebiblerevival.com offers free Bible clipart – Public Domain.

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FOOLISH TALK & JESTING

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Now, the Bible does not promote being a joker or a jester! Quite the opposite!

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Listen… “But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks…Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.” Ephesians 5:3, 4, 6

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Combine this above passage with the following passage from the same epistle… “Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:” Ephesians 2:2

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Can you see the common thread between these two above passages? The common thread is that both passages are speaking of, “children of disobedience”! Yes, those jesters in Ephesians 5:3, 4, 6 are the same group which are indwelt by the “prince  of the power of the air…that spirit that now works in the children of disobedience” found in Ephesians 2:2

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Now that bit of information should make us think twice about imitating this joking and jesting world!

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PS Krøyer – Hip hip hurra! – Kunstnerfest på Skagen – 1888 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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NOT IGNORANT OF SATAN’S DEVICES!

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Now, the Bible says… “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” 2nd Corinthians 2:11.

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No, as this above verse reveals, we are not ignorant of Satan’s devices! And so, with such a spiritual insight, we can look around at this Antichrist society and realize that the Devil is very much more than just an innocent bystander! Satan is not just sitting on the sidelines, as some suppose: merely observing the goings-on of Mankind.

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Nor does Satan take time off, so he can go on vacations!

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Rather, Satan works around the clock, deceiving and making this world as seductive as he possibly can! He is a relentless warrior, seeking to destroy both Christians and their children, too!

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And, as Ephesians, Ch. 2 reveals, Satan is busy working in the lives of the unconverted… according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit THAT NOW WORKETH in the children of disobedience:” Ephesians 2:2

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USEFUL PAWNS IN SATAN’S GAME OF CHESS

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Satan is the ardent foe of Heaven! He’s the true “mover and shaker” of this world! And he and his countless followers will use any and every unconverted human heart as “useful pawns” in his subtle attacks on Christians!

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Whether it be a king, or a pauper, a “professional”, or a common laborer, a business tycoon, or a teacher, a pastor or a parishioner, a doctor, or a patient, a poet or a musician, a classical composer, or a pop singer, a political figure or a comedian: No unconverted human being is beyond Satan’s reach!

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And just as he used unconverted Peter, he too will use you or me, if he possibly can! And just as he received permission to sift Peter as wheat, so will he do to any yet unconverted Follower of Jesus!

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checkmate – by Friedriech Moritz August Retzsch – Wikigallery.org – Public domain

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“I AM MUSIC, AND I WRITE THE SONGS!”

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A line from the song, “I Write The Songs”, by Bruce Johnston

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1-Luzifer.jpgLucifer was the gifted musician back in Heaven, prior to being thrust down to earth! So don’t imagine for a moment that he doesn’t employ his “talents” down here!

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Yes, there are many “gifted” humans who seem to pour out their artistic creations like an overflowing river! Literary artists, musicians, business “geniuses”, scientists, scholars, actors, and yes, even comedians!

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But what both the people of the world, and Christians alike are so hesitant to admit or recognize, is that this evil genius, Satan, is the true inspiration in this, his kingdom! And we are merely his useful pawns, in his game of chess, because Satan is that, “spirit THAT NOW WORKETH in the children of disobedience:”!

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Stuck Lucifer ca-1890 – Wikimedia – public-domain

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LET US NOT BE DECEIVED!

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And we must not allow ourselves to be ignorant of Satan’s devices, as he glorifies his own selfish kingdom, by such creations! After all, it is by these loyal citizens, and their creations, whom he uses to deceive, ensnare, and bind our hearts to this proud and selfish world! We hear all that beautiful music, and our hearts are further entwined to this world! The story-tellers weave their intriguing tales, making this selfish world appear so inviting, and even magical, at times! The inventors “discover” some new invention, and we and our children become willing slaves to these electronic devices!

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No, they are merely being used by “the god of this world”, the Devil, as he weaves his world-wide spider web of deception and seductive entrapments, casting us into his prison-house of sin and selfishness!

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Spider Web – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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SOME VERY GOOD NEWS!

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Now there is some very Good News in the midst of all this bad news! Yes, if we have been used by Satan in the past, there is much hope for the future! The Lord can turn our failure into victory, and transform our life of sin into our testimony of God’s love and mercy!

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And God can deliver us from such overpowering habits, such as this pleasure of the mind called “joking”, “jesting”, or  a “sense of humor”.

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Oh yes, it may take much resistance to finally get Satan to cease from whispering these jests in our ears! It probably will take months of resisting the Devil, before he will finally flee away, in this area of sin! Funny jests will often pop up in our mind! Clever comments will tempt us to utter them to our hearers!

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But we have a commission to warn the world of the coming Day of God! And only a loving, Christlike character will allow Christ to work in us and through us, to sound the trumpet, that the great Day of God has finally arrived!

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ABOVE PICTURE – 7 Stars Constellation as the Cross (aka Big Dipper) – winter – signsofheaven.org – not for commercial uses

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TO READ PART 3, CLICK HERE…JANUARY 13 (How a Joke Killed! Part 3: A Deadened Conscience)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me a heart which desires to become Christlike in every way! Take away my foolish pride which the Devil has deceived me with, by giving me these satanic abilities…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… ““Vanity Fair” & The False Prophet”, or you can also read… February 15th (The Two Images!)” 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

 

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FINALLY WALKING UPWARD INTO THE HIGHWAYS OF ETERNITY

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Day by day, you will find yourself walking, like the Disciples, spreading the precious Gospel seed wherever the Spirit leads.

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Taking the lovely name of Jesus, with every word spoken. Walking through this sin-darkened world, witnessing to those who take notice that of a truth, Jesus is present within you. Even like faithful Enoch, walking through the highways and byways of life in this world, spreading the Gospel-seed of unpretentious love.

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Day by day, you will become more and more closed in with God. Moment by moment, your heart will become intertwined with God’s heart, eventually two hearts beating as one heart.

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And just like Enoch, when the appointed time of sojourning on earth is finally done…you will walk onward…and upward…and into the highways and byways of eternity. (“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” Genesis 5:24).

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ThomasCole-Pilgrim of the Cross at the End of His Journey – wikimedia – US public domain

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Castor and Pollux & The Mystery Ship of Scripture”

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TOMORROW…

DECEMBER 20 (The Evil-Eyed Pharisee Scorner, Part 2: “Pharisee-ism Today!”)

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By admin On September 17th, 2021

What Religion Will You Choose?

By admin On July 22nd, 2021

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 17

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The Two Spirits In The World, Part 2: “You’ve Got To Serve Somebody!”

To read Part 1 of this series, click here…November 23 (The Two Spirits In The World)

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A few decades ago, a poet/songster of the world wrote the following lines…

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPG“You may be an ambassador to England or France,
You may like to gamble, you might like to dance,
You may be the heavyweight champion of the world,
You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls…”

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[Chorus:]

“But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes
Indeed you’re gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the Devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody…”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPG“You might be a rock ‘n’ roll addict prancing on the stage,
You might have drugs at your command, women in a cage,
You may be a business man or
Some high degree thief,
They may call you Doctor or they may call you Chief”

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[Chorus:]
“But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes
Indeed you’re gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the Devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody…”

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(Song continues on with more verses)

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Songwriters: BOB DYLAN

Gotta Serve Somebody lyrics © BOB DYLAN MUSIC CO

Lyrics courtesy, http://www.lyricsfreak.com

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

 

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EITHER THE DEVIL OR THE LORD!

 

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Now these are pretty good lines for somebody from the world! And these words go very well with today’s devotional about the two spirits in the world!

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Yes, indeed, each one of us must choose just who it is we will serve. And as this song says, “Well, it may be the Devil, or it may be the Lord!” But we each must serve somebody!

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And it doesn’t matter who we are, either. We can be the lowest of the low! Or we might be the highest of the high! But each of us must serve somebody, either the Devil or the Lord!

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Yes, indeed, we’re gonna have to serve somebody!

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Chess-game – checkmate – by Friedriech Moritz August Retzsch – Wikigallery.org – Public domain

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SPIRIT OF TRUTH, SPIRIT OF ERROR

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Now if these above lyrics don’t strike fear into each of our hearts, perhaps the nexthttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianity-Jesus_Christ_Died_for_your_Sin.jpg following truth will do so.

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You see, as Part 1 of this little series, “The Two Spirits In The World”, the truth was focused on that the Bible tells us that we will be indwelt by one of two spirits: either we will be indwelt by the Spirit of Holiness, or we will be indwelt by the spirit of the world. One or the other. No third alternative!

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So not only must we serve one or the other master, but we are actually indwelt by one or the other spirit!

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Cross of Jesus Christ – cropped image – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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“THAT SPIRIT THAT NOW WORKS IN THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGListen to this startling verse which reveals that Satan’s spirit is within unsaved mankind…“Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:” Ephesians 2:2

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And so, this verse reveals that Satan is the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience.

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But this isn’t the only Bible passage that reveals this truth…

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“THEY ARE OF THE WORLD”

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shoppers_on_Dundas,_near_Yonge.jpgJust listen to this next passage concerning the two spirits…“They (Antichrists) are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the Spirit of Truth, and the Spirit of Error.” 1st John 4:5, 6

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Here is seen that the spirit of this world is the spirit of Antichrist! And this Antichrist spirit is the spirit of error. But those who are of the Spirit of Truth can speak to those who are of the spirit of error, but they will not hear! They cannot hear, because they are of a different spirit!

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Shoppers in Toronto – cropped image – Wikimedia – share-alike license

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MANY DECEIVED ONES IN THE CHURCH!

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Now there are many faithful church-going parishioners who believe that they are indwelt by the Spirit of Truth.

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As a matter of fact, nearly the entire Christian nation around the world believes that they are indwelt by the Holy Spirit of Truth.

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But the Bible makes no such statement. As a matter of fact the Bible says just the opposite…

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Listen…“Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in Heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity!” Matthew 7:21-23

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MANY DECEIVED ONES!

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In this above passage from Matthew, Jesus presents a very sad and terrifying, but very real truth: that on the great Day of Judgment, there will be many deceived former church-goers, who thought they were signed-sealed-and-delivered-saints when back on earth.

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But as they finally stand before God on that fearful Day, they will be shocked to discover that their religion was altogether worthless!

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HOW CAN I HAVE THE BLESSED ASSURANCE?http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svg

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So just how can we know that we are truly indwelt by the Holy Spirit of Truth? How can a Christian have the blessed assurance that he or she is truly on the highway to Heaven?

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Question Marks – At a loss – svg – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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TRIALS, PRAYERS, AND PRECIOUS PROMISES

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Listen to Jesus as He addresses the worldly-minded Church at Laodicea…“I counsel thee to buy of http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_040327-N-1261P-058_Navy_Chaplain,_Lt._Marc_Massie_assigned_to_Naval_Mobile_Construction_Battalion_Seventy_Four_(NMCB-74)_studies_his_Bible_for_an_upcoming_service.jpgme gold tried in the fire (fiery trials which removes the dross of worldliness), that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment (Garments of Salvation), that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve (the knowledge of God’s Word), that thou mayest see.” Revelation 3:18

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Of course, the parenthetical statements inserted in this above passage from Revelation 3:18 are added by the Editor of this website.

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But this spiritual remedy which was originally given to the Church of the Laodiceans is just as needful today by double-minded Laodicean Christians!

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Chaplain reads Bible – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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PURIFIED BY FIRE, NOURISHED BY HIS WORD, SAVED BY GRACE

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Yes, we must beg and plead for God to send us through fiery tribulations, that we may one day come forth as purified gold!

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And we must continually beg for God to save us, and deliver us from our own apathy!

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And finally, we must beg and plead for God to give us a love and burning desire for daily Bible study and constant meditation of His Word!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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AS PURIFIED GOLD

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And so, once God mercifully begins to bring us through fiery trials, and gives us a genuine love for the countless precious promises found throughout the Old and New Testaments.

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And once we begin to love to spend many hours searching the Scriptures, and contemplating them, day and night.

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Then and only then will we begin to have the assurance that God is truly working in us, “to will, and to do of His good pleasure!” Philippians 2:13

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TO READ PART 3, GO HERE…July 13 (The Two Spirits In The World, Part 3: “The Two Fountains of Pleasures!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to choose my master each and every day, as I choose to learn about Thee through the study of Thy Word and unceasing prayer…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”?, or you can also read this shorter article…February 15th (The Two Images!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

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THE VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP

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“Multitudes, multitudes in the ‘Valley of Decision’…

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for the day of the Lord is near in the ‘Valley of Decision’.”

Valley of Decision w/names

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“The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining… 

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“The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem…

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“And the heavens and the earth shall shake…

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“But the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

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Joel 3:14-16

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LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION GROUP…

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“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” Micah 4:1, 2

 

Valley of Decision + O Destroying Mountain Constellation Group

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Look eastward in the early summer through fall. Find the Cassiopeia Constellation. Cassiopeia is the Mount of Blessing. In the sketch, it is the farthest mountain to the left. In the sky, it is the northern-most of these three mountains when facing eastward. It resembles a pyramid.

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Then find the second pyramid to its right (south).

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Then go a little further south to the next third pyramid. The third snow-cap is the Destroying Mountain Constellation.

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These three pyramids are the snow-capped portion of these three mountains in this sketch. (of course, you won’t see the snow-caps in the sky. They are just an embellishment in this sketch to present a concept-EDITOR).

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Valley of Decision & O Destroying Mtn. Constellations

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THE VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP. They appear in mid-summer in the eastern skies in pre-dawn hours. These are made of Cassiopeia (mount on left), and various stars from the Andromeda Constellation (valley) Pegasus (Mount of Cursing (middle mount) & Destroying Mount (right)), and Pisces (Broad Way to Hell). The galaxy which appears to be climbing the Mountain of Blessing is the Andromeda Galaxy

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The above Wikipedia star-chart shows this amazing constellation group as it appears from June to fall, just prior to the winter constellation group. Actually, these Valley of Decision Constellations appear in early summer in the pre-dawn hours. (Editor of this website has sketched in this constellation group onto this above Wikipedia star-chart.) 

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ABOVE WIKIPEDIA STAR-CHART – Fall Constellations – Valley of Decision & O Destroying Mtn. Constellations – Wikipedia Star-Chart with constellation drawn in by this website – Not for commercial profit use!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The ‘Valley of Decision’ Constellation

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TOMORROW

March 18 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 5: “Satan’s Army of Mockers!”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 4, May 5: Global Warming Alert! Part 2: “Paradise Lost”

By admin On July 14th, 2021

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 5

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Global Warming Alert! Part 2: “Paradise Lost”

To read Part 1, click here…Today’s Devotional, Year 1 – September 23rd (Global Warming Alert!)

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“But the heavens and the earth,

which are now,

by the same word are kept in store,

reserved unto fire against the day of judgment

and perdition of ungodly men…

and the elements shall melt with fervent heat,

the earth also and the works

that are therein shall be burned up”

2nd Peter 3:7, 10

 

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On a Thursday morning, the residents of Paradise California woke up to perhaps one of the rudest awakenings in modern history, as the alarm of fire sounded, causing a frantic scrambling to escape for their very lives through raging killer flames!

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The beautiful little forest community was all but destroyed, causing nearly 100 tragic deaths!

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Nearly 20,000 buildings destroyed!

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Almost the entire town now lay desolate!

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The entire community being displaced, having to take refuge wherever they could! 

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Welcome to Paradise, CA – Wikipedia – Public Domain(2)

 

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PARADISE LOST

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This obvious analogy between Paradise California and Milton’s infamous book, Paradise Lost has not escaped the notice of the public. 

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And the horrific and tragic fire which destroyed almost the entire community of Paradise has been described as “apocalyptic” in nature, as it was so unbelievable, that it took the collective breath away from the horrified, onlooking public!

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Paradise California – Wikipedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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GLOBAL WARMING?

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There has been an alarm sounding for several decades now, concerning global warming.

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Day and night, the media has been warning the world that our technology and industry has created an increase in global temperature.

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IS THE PLANET WARMING, COOLING…OR BOTH?

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Well, of course, there is an ongoing debate as to whether or not the globe has been going through a number of years of global cooling now. Certainly in some areas of our land, there has been severe drought for a number of years. So instead of calling it “Global Warming”, they now call it “Climate Change”, which allows for cold spells as well as hot spells, allowing much leeway and shelter for defenders of this theory.

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But just how significant the role that technology and industry plays in affecting the climate has also been part of the current ongoing debate.

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But perhaps it’s true. Yes, maybe our powerful high-tech/industrial world does indeed affect the climate.

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But the truth is, nobody actually knows for certain (even though many claim they know for sure).

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CLIMATE CHANGE IN CENTURIES PAST

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However, the fact is, regional drought and even warming is nothing new.

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Yes, throughout history there has been warming in certain areas.

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For instance, during the warming of one particular part of the globe, long extinct ancient villages and remnants of ancient forests have been exposed from the receding glacier ice in those areas.

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Also, the Bible reveals that much of the Middle East was once very lush, tropical forests and meadows, such as ancient Israel. And the ancient city-state of Babylon was probably another area which was once very lush and green during the days of Nebuchadnezzar, before it finally became a barren desert as it is, even now. 

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“He turneth…a…fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.”

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But just what was the source of that global warming back in those days? After all, there was no industrial technology back in https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cracked_earth_in_the_Rann_of_Kutch.jpgthose past millenniums.

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Well, the Bible reveals one very important truth about climate change in Psalm 107:33, 34…“He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground; A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.”

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Here we realize that it is God who sometimes punishes a culture’s immorality by turning its luscious greenery into dry desert.

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It’s just very sad that this current-day atheistic culture no longer understands nor assents to these proven Bible truths, unlike many of the western culture’s Christian forefathers, who fully believed these truths!

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“He turneth…dry ground into watersprings.”

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Listen again to this same Psalm 107…“He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings. And there He maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation; And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.” Psalm 107:35, 36

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And so, whatever the reason for our current global warming (or “global cooling”, as many other meteorologists insist) which is now occurring, God can easily bless a nation which returns in full and true repentance back to Heaven’s ways! As the above Psalm 107 affirms, God can easily turn, the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings.

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The great question which must be answered is simply this: “Are we willing to turn to Him for help? Will this unbelieving and antichrist society ever return back from our rebellion against Heaven?”

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2nd Peter 3:7

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And so, we shouldn’t be surprised when we see so many forests go up in flames. After all, the Bible declares that the end-times are a day of fire…“But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.” 2nd Peter 3:7

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Elakala_Waterfalls_Swirling_Pool_Mossy_Rocks.jpg“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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The extremely Good News is that there awaits a “Promised Land” in which all the redeemed ones will enjoy a world and a universe which no more suffer the curse which was placed on this present doomed world. And the call is now going out to every man, woman, and child to renounce this world of selfishness and sin, and begin the spiritual sojourn to the New Heavens and the New Earth in which we will be forever happy, and forever young!

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for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away…

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;

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neither shall there be any more pain:

for the former things are passed away.

And he that sat upon the throne said,

Behold, I make all things new.

Revelation 21:1, 4, 5

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The River Of The Water Of Life by H. Melville – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to make myself ready for that Day of Fire & Brimstone, which is soon to burst forth…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read... “Flower of the Field Constellation, Part 3: “Signs of the World’s End””, or you may also read…OCTOBER 10 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 2: If My People…)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

 

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LOOSING THE BANDS OF ORION

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God spoke several times of Orion, in Scripture. His question to Job was a very mystifying question, to say the least… “Canst thou…loose the bands of Orion?” Job 38:31. Such a strange question, indeed! How could a constellation have its bands loosed, much less, even have bands? Puzzling, puzzling!

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But now, He is revealing this bright and beautiful constellation in a way that has never before been seen. God Himself is loosing Orion’s bands, as He is just now unraveling this age-old mystery. And we are beginning to understand that this most infamous of all constellations is nothing less than a remarkable metaphor concerning Jesus.

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THE 5 OFFICES OF ORION

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But like most of the other Signs which this website reveals, Orion too, has much more to say as he changes his position in the sky. And this Soldier in the Heavens puts on different garb, as he presents the five awesome aspects of his various offices. From ‘Orion the Soldier’, and ‘Orion the Reaper’and ‘Orion the Archer’and ‘The Cross of Orion’, and last but certainly not least, “Orion, The Good Shepherd”. This amazing constellation presents a very complex revelation of the God’s magnificent love for a fallen planet.

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So read on and discover, “things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.” Matthew 13:35

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Orion Phenomena”

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TOMORROW:

Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 6 (Global Warming Alert! Part 2: “Why Is There Global Warming?”)

 

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How To Be Hidden in the Day of Wrath

By admin On June 27th, 2021

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How To Be Hidden in the Day of Wrath

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“Come, My people, enter thou into thy chambers,

and shut thy doors about thee:

hide thyself as it were for a little moment,

until the indignation be overpast.

For, behold, the LORD cometh out of His place

to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity:

the earth also shall disclose her blood,

and shall no more cover her slain”

Isaiah 26:20, 21

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 “O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths”

Isaiah 3:12

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For those who have finally arrived at the stark realization that God isn’t going to Rapture the Church out of the world, just prior to all Hell breaking loose in the final conflict, the following question must be answered: “How can I be hidden from the wrath to come?”

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Yes, there are many sincere Christians who are now coming to the realization that they had been deceived by their teachers into believing that God’s people would be literally removed from the earth, just prior to the Book of Revelation being fulfilled.

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And now that “all Hell is breaking loose”, right before our very eyes, it is becoming increasingly difficult to cling to this phantom church-doctrine, based upon the non-existent, non-biblical title, “The Pre-Tribulation Rapture”!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_100326-N-4774B-066_Chaplain_Lt._Jason_Gregory_reads_bible_verses_on_the_weather_deck_aboard_the_guided-missile_cruiser_USS_Bunker_Hill_(CG_52).jpg“These (Bereans) were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so”

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Now this website has numerous articles which reveal the true interpretation of Revelation, and the two beasts which arrive on the world stage. And those “Noble Bereans” who wish to search these things out are invited to begin such a quest for truth.

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However pressing his duties STM2-c James Lee Frazer always finds time to read a few chapters from his Bible each day. I – NARA – 520675 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.”

Proverbs 28:12 

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But this particular article is dedicated to those who are striving to be hidden in the day of God’s anger. And by carefully reading this article, one can learn just how and just where to build the perfect shelter from the approaching storm.

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The people of the world, who call themselves “Preppers”, know how to build bunkers. They know how to supply their food water, air, money, ammunition, self-defense, etc., so as to be safe during the soon-coming storm.

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And it might be wise to observe what these “Preppers” do and apply it spiritually for the benefit of all of God’s people who happen to be, “Spiritual Preppers”.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Hide Thyself in thy Chambers – inspired by Tornado Over Kansas by Curry

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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

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Now, the first step in becoming safe and well-hidden during the approaching crisis is to choose the perfect location for one’s spiritual bunker. Location is of utmost importance! It cannot be stressed enough, just how critically important is the choosing of one’s bunker location for his or her safety and survival! And, many preppers opt for some mountainous hideaway.

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Listen to Scripture’s advice…“Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?…He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. Thine eyes shall see the King in His beauty: they shall behold the Land that is very far off. ” Isaiah 33:14, 16, 17

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As you can see from this passage, just how important it is to choose a mountainous location, even one which has a view of “the Land that is very far off”! And the “munitions of rocks” (Bible verses) are also a must as a place of defense!

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And listen to this next verse…But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.” Ezekiel 7:16

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This above passage from Ezekiel describes the very time we’re now entered into. It is a time of repentance and mourning for the past years of our foolish mingling with the world. And it speaks of fleeing to the mountains, just like the first three Gospels likewise speak of fleeing…And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.” Luke 21:20, 21

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These two passages both say the same thing, howbeit, in spiritual allegorical language. God’s people realize that they and their children have been led astray by the secular world and by worldly Christians. But God now calls His true sheep to, “Come out of her, My people, that ye partake not of her sins, and receive not of her plagues” Revelation 18:4

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And so, these verses (plus many more similar verses in Scripture) all tell us to, “escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.” Genesis 19:17

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And so, the absolute best possible location for God’s people is in mountainous strongholds!

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PICTURE – Constellation- Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains Mark 13:14 This is not a star-chart, but merely a concept picture, but made up of real constellations (Ursa Major & Auriga, Hyades, etc…, howbeit not in their actual positions in the night-sky)

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WALKING THROUGH DANGEROUS MINE-FIELDS, ETC….

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Every “Prepper” knows the importance of making a safe pathway to his or her mountainous stronghold. And also, a good map and trusty compass are essential items to carry on this uphill climb to safety.

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And the spiritual prepper likewise knows that traveling during this time of trouble can be very dangerous. And so, a very critically important part of making it through to safety is to have a safe route, guide-map and compass for this uphill trek. 

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Listen…“Concerning the works of men, by the Word of Thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.” Psalm 17:4 

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Here is the map and compass which the spiritual prepper needs to safely journey through the many obstacles which undoubtedly will be encountered!

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Listen again…“Whereby are given unto us : that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2nd Peter 1:4 

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Again, it is through the many “exceeding great and precious promises” found in God’s Word, that the spiritual prepper can safely navigate through the pitfalls, evil beasts, and other such lurking dangers along this upward path. 

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BUILDING THE BUNKER

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Now, once we establish our mountainous location, comes the rather laborious process of building our shelter, our bunker. And most preppers will spend much time and energy building their bunker.

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Of course, the King James Bible does not use the name, “bunker”. Instead, we read of “chambers”. Listen…“Come, My people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.” Isaiah 26:20

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Here is a warning from God to enter into our chambers till the “indignation” is passed over. Sounds like a storm shelter, doesn’t it?

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Well, in a very real sense, it is a shelter from the storm…“Behold, a King shall reign in righteousness…And a Man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.” Isaiah 32:1, 2

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Here is established the necessity for a bunker, that is, a shelter from the approaching time of trouble.

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Bunker – wikipedia – GNU Free Documentation license

Hide Thyself in thy Chambers- inspired by Tornado Over Kansas by Curry

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 FRESH AIR SUPPLY

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Now, when building our bunker, our shelter, three things are necessary: food, water, and air. Every wise prepper understands the necessity of these existential elements.

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So let’s explore just what must be done to supply an abundance of fresh air…“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” John 3:8.

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So here is where our supply of fresh air comes from, just as it is written…“And when He [Jesus] had said this, He breathed on them, and said unto them, Receive ye the Holy Spirit’” (John 20:22).

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Here is the very best and purest air supply one can obtain for this coming tribulation!

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PURE WATER SUPPLY

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The next step in construction of our bunker, is to have an abundant supply of pure water…

“He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38

Here is the best possible means of having fresh, clean, and pure water.

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Here is a fantastic way to get all the water you could ever wish for…“But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:14

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And of course, we can’t forget that wonderful promise from Isaiah 33:16…He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

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And so, these passages assure us that water should not be a problem at all!

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FOOD STORAGE

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There are numerous companies advertising emergency-food-supply-kits for those “Preppers” who see the importance of being prepared for whatever crisis comes their way. And the “Spiritual Prepper” must likewise imitate those preppers of the world, who prepare themselves for emergencies.

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And so, every wise prepper must have an abundant supply of food to make it through the approaching crisis: such foods as “the bread of life”, “the fruit of the Spirit”, and “the milk of the Word”, as well as “the meat of the Word”. (John 6:48, Galatians 5:22, 1st Peter 2:2, Hebrews 5:13, 14)

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AMMUNITION

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Every wise Prepper knows the importance of being well-armed.  large cache of weapons such as rifles, knives, hand-guns should be properly stored to defend against whatever enemy comes against them. But the Spiritual Prepper fully understands that, The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” 2nd Corinthians 10:4

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Yes, the Spiritual Prepper should have “two swords” (i.e., The Old & New Testaments…Luke 22:38).

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Ephesians 6 likewise refers to them as “the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God”. But the Prepper also needs, “the shield of faith in which to extinguish the fiery darts of the wicked one”. Along with the “breastplate of righteousness, and the helmet of Salvation”, that Spiritual Prepper should be prepared for any attack from the enemy! (see Ephesians 6 for these verses)

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Salpa line bunker 360 antitank gun outside – Wikimedia – Share Alike 3.0 license.

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STORING UP A GOLD & SILVER RESERVE

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No wise Prepper would neglect to have a supply of silver and gold on hand, and the Spiritual Prepper should likewise have his or her own supply of spendable riches…

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Listen…“Acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee. Receive, I pray thee, the law from His mouth, and lay up His words in thine heart….Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks. Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver.” Job 22:21-25

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Here is all the gold and silver you will need through the coming crisis! The Word of God!

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SELF DEFENSE

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Today’s Preppers know the importance of self-defense. And as the crisis worsens they realize that hand-to-hand combat may become their only means of survival. Taekwondo, Karate, fisticuffs, kick-boxing, are just a few of the ways in which Preppers prepare for the coming crisis.

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And those who are Spiritual Preppers understand that the art of wrestling will definitely be required in the coming days and months…“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12

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Yes, our skill and perseverance in the art of wrestling will become a necessity in the near future. Even one of our spiritual fathers, Jacob, “wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.” Genesis 32:24 And God used Jacob as a picture of our soon-coming engagement! (read the article, “Today’s Devotional – July 13th (Time of Jacob’s Trouble, Part 1: “Alone With God!”)”)

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Yes, the Spiritual Prepper must learn to perseveringly wrestle in the prayer, faith, and patience, which will all be required to make it through the long night ahead!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith”

1st John 5:4  

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Now this little exercise in spiritualizing the things of the world, converting them into Heavenly truths, gives us a wise plan for the coming conflict. And yet, we have a precious promise for our assured victory…“Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:6 

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Yes, our victory is sure, because that victory was won on our behalf on the hill called Calvary!

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Daily Devotional, Year 4: February 27 (The Two Spirits In The World, Part 6: “Flat-Earth ‘Truthers’, & Such!” CONTINUED)

By admin On June 10th, 2021

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The Two Spirits In The World, Part 6: “Flat-Earth ‘Truthers’, & Such!” CONTINUED

To read Part 1 of this series, click here…November 23 (The Two Spirits In The World)

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CONSPIRACY #1

(The Sons of God being angels)

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CONSPIRACY #2

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CONSPIRACY #3

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CONSPIRACY #4

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“Come Out of Her, My People!”

Revelation 18:4

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgBut amidst this very bad report, there nevertheless is some extremely Good News! Yes, even though the hour is late, God has graciously allowed us deceived ones time to come out of the City of Confusion, Babylon (Babylon the world, and Babylon the apostate church-world!)

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And so, we must get down on our spiritual knees and plead with God to deliver us from the evil lies of Satan, as we humbly begin to search the Scriptures daily, for the truth which will by-and-by make us free!

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And then we can confidently exclaim…

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“…by the word of Thy lips

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpgI have kept me from the paths of the destroyer….

O God…deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man…

O send out Thy light and Thy truth:

let them lead me;

let them bring me unto Thy holy hill,

and to Thy tabernacles…”

Psalm 17:4 & 43:1, 3

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to choose my master each and every day, as I choose to learn about Thee through the study of Thy Word and unceasing prayer…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…OCTOBER 1 (Strong Delusion in Scripture, Part 4: “4 Rules of Proper Bible Study”)or you can also read this shorter article…February 15th (The Two Images!)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

The info and pics of the constellations on this site are all taken from Wikipedia and from The Internation Astronomical Union (click here to view their site)

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THESE SIGNS ARE MENTIONED

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From time to time, the Book of Revelation mentions stars. But when we get to Revelation Chapter 12, it speaks of two “great signs in heaven”. First, it speaks of the sign in heaven of a woman with child. Then it speaks of the sign in heaven of a great red dragon, with a tail that sweeps one-third of the stars and casts these stars down to the earth. So we get the sense that this phenomenon that the Apostle John was seeing, was closely intertwined with the starry host of the heavens. And these two signs in heaven, a woman, and a dragon, are a big part of this website, Signs Of Heaven.

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And so this phenomenon that the Apostle John was seeing, was closely intertwined with the starry host of the heavens.

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What really gives validity to this idea, is that God created the Universe in such a way, that if one looks at the major constellations, then this Revelation 12 scenario can be seen. So please read on. And if you really want to see this heavenly battle, you just might. It will take some real effort on your part. But through prayer, faith, and study of the site, God may just graciously open your eyes to see this amazing story written on the heavenly scroll above. But don’t wait! This heavenly scroll will soon be rolled up, just as it is written… “And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together;” Revelation 6:14

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WINTER CONSTELLATIONS-SEEN IN FALL: This sketch to the right is how this constellation group appears in the eastern sky in fall. This is the four primary constellations of the Winter Constellations. They can be seen in this position, in the late fall above the eastern horizon. The Woman of Revelation 12 is commonly called Ursa Major or The Big Dipper and appears in the north. Orion the Soldier is the at the bottom is to the south of the Woman. The The Dragon of Revelation Constellation’s mouth isThe Hyades Cluster, and the tip of his tail is Pleiades, and his Wave of Water is primarily the  Auriga constellation. The Glorious Horse Constellation  head is of  Perseus Constellation and his rear end is Cassiopeia Constellation.

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)

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TOMORROW…

February 28 (Cuttlefish & The False Prophet, Part 10: “And He Spake As A Dragon!” FURTHER CONTINUED: “Brainwashing The World!”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 1 – December 3 (The Sign Of The Son Of Man In Heaven, Part 1: “Why Do We Hate Jesus?”)

By admin On June 3rd, 2021

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Daily Devotional, Year 1 – December 3

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The Sign Of The Son Of Man In Heaven, Part 1: “Why Do We Hate Jesus?”

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“The world cannot hate you;

but Me it hateth,

because I testify of it,

that the works thereof are evil.”

John 7:7

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Encircling this entire globe is a great sign in Heaven! Without a doubt, the greatest of all signs! (This picture is the straightened-out version, while this massive constellation actually curves completely around the globe!)

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One reason why it is so great is because it is so vast, encompassing both the summer and winter skies! And it is comprised of most all the signs revealed on this website.

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It is called, “The Sign of the Son of Man in Heaven” Constellation, even as it is revealed in Matthew 24:30…“And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”

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Yes, here is the most remarkable of all signs in heaven!

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GRAND MASTER LEVEL

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But to really see this sign requires the star-gazer to achieve a, “grand-master status”, so to speak, in the Signs Of Heaven. (Well, perhaps that earthly title is not such an appropriate term.)

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Nevertheless, to see this great constellation first requires one to become fully familiar with all the other signs revealed on these two websites (www.devouringfire.com and www.theheavensdeclare.net)

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But once the reader does achieve (or rather, “receive”) a thorough familiarity with all these other signs, then that Reader can go out and see the granddaddy of all signs, “The Sign of the Son of Man in Heaven Constellation”! (There is, however one other great sign which has not yet been revealed, because of its complexity, called the “Holy Ghostly-Priest Constellation”)

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This massive constellation is comprised of the various constellations on this website

“THEY HAVE REWARDED ME…HATRED FOR MY LOVE”

Psalm 109:5 

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But anyway, just what does this heavenly phenomenon have to do with today’s devotional?

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Well, simply put, today’s article asks the question, “Why did the world (us) put Jesus on the Cross?”

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Yes, we’re all responsible for putting Jesus on the Cross!

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But why? Why did we do it?

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Well, the ugly truth is, we did it out of pure hatred!

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“THE WORKS THEREOF ARE EVIL”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGBut just why did we hate Jesus so much?

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Listen to the words which Jesus spoke to His then unsaved brothers…“The world cannot hate you; but Me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.” John 7:7

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Here we have it! We hated Jesus because He criticized our beloved world! After all, this world is not Jesus’ world. No, it was handed over to Lucifer, who now carries the title, “The Devil”, and, “Satan”. Yes, all that is in this world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life is not of the Father, but is of the world and is of the Devil! (see 1st John 2:15-17)

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A WORLD IN HOPELESS UNBELIEF

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Now of course, we need to “cut a little slack”, as they say, for the people of this unbelieving world. After all, the people of this world are enshrouded in spiritual darkness and unbelief! They do not believe that there actually exists an alternative to their world. All their hope is in this world, even as miserable and hopeless as it is! They have no hope for Heaven!

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And let’s face it! Many (or perhaps most) young people feel as if they “have this world by the tail”! Death seems so far off to them. And so, they love this selfish world, and say within themselves, “Why should I give up all the many pleasures and ambitious pursuits that this world has to offer, for some far off, ‘pie in the sky’ fable? I’ll just worry about all that dying stuff in 50 or 60 years!”

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Well, that’s pretty much how the world views all this, “Jesus stuff”!

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This massive constellation is comprised of the various constellations on this website“IF ANY MAN LOVE THE WORLD, THE LOVE OF THE FATHER IS NOT IN HIM”

1st John 2:15-17

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And so, when Jesus showed up and condemned this world, the world, in its hopeless and abject unbelief, didn’t want to hear all that criticism and negativity!

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And eventually, they put Jesus on the cruel Cross of Calvary in hopes of forever silencing Him.

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“A FRIEND OF THE WORLD IS THE ENEMY OF GOD”

James 4:4

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But what about Christians? We now love Jesus, don’t we? Oh yes, when we were lost out there, back in the world, we hated Him.

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But now we love Him!

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Oh, do we really love Him?

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Listen to God’s assessment of His very own professed people…“for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.” Ezekiel 33:31

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Here is revealed what God sees when examining our hearts: we profess to love Jesus, but in reality, we love the Devil.

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TO LOVE THIS WORLD IS TO LOVE THE GOD OF THIS WORLD

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“Now how could I ever be accused of loving the Devil? That’s a ridiculous idea! That’s a totally absurd notion! I love my Jesus!”

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You see, what we really need to understand is that Satan is called, “the god of this world” (2nd Corinthians 4:4). And as such, he has filled this world with tokens of his selfish character.

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In other words, this world is a reflection of Satan’s evil. Yes, all that is in world, our little daily morsels, our selfish entertainments, our proud, ambitious attainments, and our fleshly desires are not from God, but are of this, the Devil’s world!

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And the very fact that we still pursue these selfish attributes, reveals just who our first love truly is!

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY”

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Well, in spite of all this negativity, there is a bright rainbow of promise!

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And that bright promise is found in God’s willingness to transform us into His glorious image!

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In other words, as Malachi 3:3 reveals…“And He (God) shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He shall purify the sons of Levi (Christians), and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.”

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Here we have the essence of God’s love for us: the reconciliation of His people back into His image, the Holy Image we discarded long ago in the garden.

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And the essence of our love for Jesus, is to patiently allow Him to complete this purification process in us even though it may often be quite painful!

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“PURIFIETH HIMSELF, EVEN AS HE (JESUS) IS PURE”

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Yes, if we are willing to allow Jesus to begin to purify our hearts, He will, day-by-day, purge out all the world-loving dross which dwells within our deceitful hearts, and magnify a brand new heart within us, even the very heart of Jesus!

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And once this is accomplished, all of our love for this world and for the god of this selfish and evil world will be totally and forever eradicated from our heart! Then our hatred for Jesus will be transformed into pure love! Love for Jesus, and love for His people. And even a great love for all those lost souls who are in desperate need of Christ’s Salvation!

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TO READ PART 2, CLICK HERE…June 30 (The Sign Of The Son Of Man In Heaven, Part 2: “Jesus: The True Meaning of Coming Out of Babylon”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Show me these wonders in the heavens…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…May 10 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 44: “This World: Love It Or Leave It!”), or you may also read…September 22 (Cuttlefish & The False Prophet, Part 6: “A World of Cuttlefish Compassion!”) 

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TODAY’S FEATURED SIGN

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“Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”  Matthew 24:29, 3o

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STRETCHED FROM SKY TO SKY

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In 2012, this constellation was revealed. It is comprised of all the other constellations on this website, as they appear in the night-sky. The only way to really see this constellation, is to become very totally familiar with this website. This is because this incredible constellation spans both the summer and winter skies. This constellation is actually in a semi-circle, as it appears in the night-sky. These pictures, however, show it as it would appear straightened out.

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There is an old song which goes… “The love of God is greater far than tongue or pen can ever tell; It goes beyond the highest star, and reaches to the lowest Hell

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But the last verse of this song says… “Could we with ink the ocean fill, And were the skies of parchment made, were every stalk on earth a quill, And every man a scribe by trade; To write the love of God above, would drain the ocean dry; Nor could the scroll contain the whole, though stretched from sky to sky.” Now what makes all this so extremely interesting, is that this verse was found scribbled on the wall of a deceased “insane” person’s cell in a psychiatric sanitarium, upon removing his corpse.

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And little did this “insane” man realize, that God had actually written His love and inscribed that love on the scroll (of the sky). And God had actually stretched that picture of love from sky to sky, just as the song-verse said.

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And now God has revealed this heavenly portrait of the Son of Man, writhing in pain for a planet who cares very little for Him. (These constellations span both summer and winter sky, and this constellation in this picture to the right actually appears much more curved in the sky.)

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And just like the Bible God has made these signs in such a way, that they are true enough for the Believers to believe; but doubtful enough for the scorners to scorn.   

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“With the merciful Thou wilt show Thyself merciful; with an upright man Thou wilt show Thyself upright; With the pure Thou wilt show Thyself pure; and with the froward Thou wilt show Thyself froward. For Thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks. Psalm 18:25-27

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FURTHER READING

Sign of the Son of Man in Heaven Constellation

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TOMORROW…

December 4 (The Orion Phenomena (“Orion The Soldier”)

 

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Today’s Devotional – June 24th (The War Nobody Prepared For!)

By admin On May 24th, 2021

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Today’s Devotional – June 24th 

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The War Nobody Prepared For!

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What if an extremely reliable source warned you that a great and strong and very evil army was going to come against you and fight against you? 

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And this very reliable source told you that you really, really need to get yourself ready for that war?

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But then, as you began to get ready, all your friends began to hug you and embrace you and tell you not to worry!

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“No”, they say, “You don’t need to worry about that! Because,” they explained, “the same reliable source who warned you to get ready, is actually going to remove you far away, just prior to that war, to a place of complete peace and safety!”

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ENJOYING THIS SELFISH WORLD!

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But, dear Reader, just listen to the Word of the Lord… “Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.” Isaiah 56:12.

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Yes, while we’re going after the cares and pleasures of this world, that Great and Terrible Day of the Lord is fast approaching! 

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“THEY CRY, ‘PEACE, PEACE, WHEN THERE IS NO PEACE!”

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Yes, and that is exactly what is happening in the Christian world!

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The Bible warns… “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” 1st Thessalonians 5:3.

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Yes, for about 60 years, since the 1950’s, the Christian community has been gradually changing its stance on the Book of Revelation, now saying that most of it doesn’t concern the Church! In essence, “Peace and safety” is what we’re now saying!

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But you see, while the Bible warns us over and over, to get our armor on and be ready for battle, we are being lulled to sleep by those who are now saying that God is going to remove the Church from the earth, just prior to that great Day of the Lord!

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That’s right, Satan, it seems, has been feeding us a great big lie! And we have bought into that lie, “hook, line and sinker”, as they say!

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Many voices have been saying “peace and safety”, when in fact, they should be crying… “Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;” Joel 2:1.

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Joseph Goebbels, Propaganda Minister for Adolph Hitler said, “If you repeat a lie often enough,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_146-1968-101-20A,_Joseph_Goebbels.jpg people will believe it. If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.”

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The sad fact is, there has been a false doctrine, known as the “The Pre-tribulation Rapture”, which is found nowhere in the Bible! And just like Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Propaganda Minister, many have been trumpeting this non-biblical dogma called, “Pre-tribulation Rapture”, day and night, via TV and radio, and pulpits!

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But truth-be-told, God never calls His return, “The Rapture”. Never! That’s a totally fabricated name! Yes, there’s NOT one single time when God used the name, “The Rapture” in the Bible!

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ADDING TO, OR DIMINISHING FROM GOD’S WORD

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So how does one justify this non-biblical name, “The Rapture”? Well, in 1st Thessalonians 4:15, there is a passage which speaks about “The Coming of the Lord” But in 1st Thessalonians 4:17, two verses later, theologians have taken the liberty of ignoring God’s name, “The Coming of the Lord”, and have claimed that being caught up is a separate event. And to justify this 2nd event, they have added the name, “The Rapture”.

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In this way, now Satan has convinced the Church that there are two 2nd Coming’s of the Lord: one prior to the 7 year tribulation (The so-called “The Rapture”), and one after (the actual biblical name, “The Coming of the Lord”).

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And this ignoring of God’s name, “The Coming of the Lord”, in verse 15, is excused by claiming that the words, “caught up” are from the Greek word, “harpazo” (which is not even a proper name, but is a verb!) and have turned it into the proper noun, “The Rapture”!

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This would not be nearly such a grievous sin, if it were not an ignoring of the name which God has given to that event! And so, many have diminished God’s Word, by rejecting the God-given name in that very same passage, “The Coming of the Lord” and have added to God’s Word the totally fabricated name, “The Rapture”. So we have committed two sins!

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And so now, we are guilty of both “adding to” and “diminishing ought” from God’s Word! Two grievous sins!

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THEOLOGIANS HAVE CREATED 2 EVENTS INSTEAD OF 1 EVENT

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Oh yes, they correctly say that “The Coming of the Lord” will still occur on the last day. But they have now concocted a completely new 2nd Coming by adding this new event, “The Rapture”, inserting it into that very same passage which only speaks of “The Coming of the Lord”!

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In other words, it is actually, “The Coming of the Lord”, in which God’s people will be “caught up together (with the resurrected dead) to meet the Lord in the air”. Not this spurious, so-called “Rapture”!

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And because most of us do not spend much time searching for biblical truth, and are not so concerned about these things, this great deception goes almost undetected.

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And even when someone does object, they are quickly discredited by any possible means!

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A MATTER OF LOSING MY SALVATION!

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But God cares! And the Bible even pronounces a curse on anyone who adds to, or takes away from, the prophecy of this book.

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Listen… “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

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Now, dear trembling child of God, do we really want to take the chance of being found guilty of “adding to”, or “taking away” from the Book of Revelation? Are we willing to have our name removed from the Lamb’s Book of Life, simply because we have fallen in love with this man-created name, “The Rapture? That’s right! It’s a totally man-contrived title! So why do we love this title more than we love God’s title for that event?

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Yes, O Christian, we’ve been duped by demonic forces it appears, just as God foretold we would be… “As for My people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O My people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.” Isaiah 3:12.

 

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PART TWO CONTINUES TOMORROW

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to wake up and get myself ready for that great and terrible day…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “April 2nd (Add Thou Not!)” or you can also read… “Castor and Pollux (Part 2: The Return of Christ & The Dawning of the Day)”

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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GLORIOUS CROWN CONSTELLATION… 

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Let us meet our first host: The Glorious Crown of Revelation 12 Constellation!

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This Glorious Crown Constellation looks like a wreath at first glance. It has 7 stars, plus another star in the middle. This Glorious Crown Constellation is commonly referred to as the Corona Borealis Constellation. This wreath reminds us of the victory wreath given to athletes who won races in the ancient cultures. This was spoken of by Paul as he compared those ancient races to the race that Christians must run…  “Know you all not, that they which run in a race run all, but one receives the prize? So run, that you all may obtain.” 1st Corinthians 9:24 (see also Hebrews 12:1) 

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“A CROWN OF 12 STARS UPON HER HEAD” …

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But upon a closer examination if you have access to a very dark sky out in the country; if you watch this wreath, you will eventually see 5 more very faint stars, making a total of 12 stars, plus that single star in the middle. This wreath now becomes a crown of 12 stars. This goes along with Revelation 12, which tells of a crown of 12 stars upon the head of the Virtuous Woman of Revelation 12.

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Just listen to Revelation… “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman…and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:” Rev. 12:1.

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But this crown is not yet upon the head of the Virtuous Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation (also known as Ursa Major). It is just above her head, as if she has yet to attain it. Of course, the 13th star in the middle would represent Christ (Who is our true Crown of our rejoicing). Ok, so we have a picture of Christ and His twelve tribes of Israel. But also we have a picture of Christ and His twelve apostles, which is a picture of His Church. So this heavenly crown is a multi-faceted concept.

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”?”

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TOMORROW:

“June 25th (The War Nobody Prepared For! Part 2)

 

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 18 (Understanding The Pandemic Madness)

By admin On May 13th, 2021

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 18

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“Understanding The Pandemic Madness”

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“Shall the throne of iniquity

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Just what on earth is going on!?

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Did this pandemic virus begin in a laboratory? Or not?

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And why is the government treating this pandemic so fearfully as if it is as deadly was the case in past pandemics which killed up to a third of the population or more?!

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And why are governments so afraid afraid of allowing this pandemic to run its course, eventually gaining, “herd immunity”, as was so effective in the past?

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And why do so many nations desire to quarantine and shutdown the entire populace when death occurs mostly with some elderly ones who already have co-morbidities? Why not merely quarantine just the elderly while everyone else gains herd immunity as a few nations have successfully done?

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And why does the government recklessly insist on their untested vaccines, while ignoring time-tested drugs which have proved so effective against this virus?

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And why is the government speaking so many obvious “lies in hypocrisy”? 1st Timothy 4:2

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And just why is one protest group freely allowed to engage in public violence and destruction of private/public property, while another group is arrested for peacefully protesting (in Canada)?

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Why are churches closed down while gambling casinos, liquor/hallucinogenic stores, and big-box stores remain open?

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Perhaps many or even most citizens believe we are currently witnessing a paradigm shift now taking us into some totalitarian dystopia.

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But why in the world are so many people okay with all this, even encouraging such injustice and pandemic madness!?

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There are many Bible students who fully believe this entire pandemic virus & subsequent lockdowns are the product of Lucifer (and all his fellow unseen spiritual beings of evil), whom the Bible refers to as “the god of this world”. 2nd Corinthians 4:4

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Yes, even right down to the development of the virus which may well have been specifically designed by Satan, working through humans in a lab, for this very moment in time!

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MARK OF THE BEAST?

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While the lockdowns are not actually “the mark”, yet small Christian-owned businesses have already been persecuted for refusing to violate their conscious in how they do business, in other ways.

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But the lockdowns may pave the way for the fulfillment of Revelation 13:17…“And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name”? 

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In other words, as governments gain increasing power and authority to shut down businesses and individuals from buying and selling, it could very well be the precursor to the hour in which Satan springs his deadly trap on the whole unsuspecting world.

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“The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, And the time of the dead, that they should be judged”

Revelation 11:18

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But one thing we do know about Satan: he is a master at stirring up anger and hatred. And so, as we behold all the divisiveness and anger, we can rest assured that this is being done for his express purposes.

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And of course he wants to cause church-goers to angrily oppose the present truth found in Revelation 18…And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Revelation 18:4 

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Yes, these lockdowns will undoubtedly prejudice most church-goers against the idea that God wants them to come out of “Babylon” (the established but apostate congregations), and take their stand with God’s faithful remnant people.

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“…yea, let God be true, but every man a liar…”

Romans 3:4 

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And what about all the government lies and hypocrisy? And what about the media Goliaths which likewise deal daily in “Yellow Journalism”?

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Yes, isn’t it amazing to hear the bold-faced lies and abject hypocrisy coming from the media and from Washington DC, and even from many state governments! It almost takes one’s breath away at how boldly and shamelessly we’re being lied to, and subjected to double-standard justice!

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Well, one thing is for sure! It sure fulfills the Bible verse…“…yea, let God be true, but every man a liar…”! Romans 3:4 

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Revelation 13:11 

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But also, as this website has repeatedly warned, Satan is now coming through the government, through the common people, and through the media as the Revelation 13, False Prophet Beast (see also, Revelation 19:20 for “False Prophet” verse)

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Yes, Satan is using the various media giants as his megaphone, speaking “as a dragon” (Revelation13:11). And since he is the Father of Lies, it is no wonder that so much dishonesty and hypocrisy is being trumpeted these days, via the various forms of media! After all, this world has been given over to him, as the the Gospels reveal. And so, we should not be surprised that he has such authority over the various media giants!

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And neither should we be amazed that he has so many willing followers!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Satan, The False Prophet who now in these last days destroys the churches via a world-loving prosperity-driven false gospel – www.signsofheaven.org

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Now of course, we’re told that it’s all about keeping people from dying by this virus. And truth-be-told, our leaders more or less believe this premise.

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But Satan appears to be using this pandemic as a justification to strengthen his antichrist forces, the worldly governments, as he turns these formerly freedom-loving nations into the same types of totalitarian tyrants which already control other evil empires now existing around the world.

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Listen…“Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?Psalm 94:20 

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And so, under the guise of a medical crisis, Satan (under the pretense of “safety” laws) steals away the freedoms, which once made the western nations great! So tragic! And, there are enough citizens willing to allow all this to be carried forward.

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SATAN’S WAR-MACHINE BEING READIED AND PRECISION-TUNED

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Yes, Satan is a very formidable adversary of God. And he wants to make very sure he has absolutely every last thing in place for the final “hour of trial coming upon the whole world”, and especially upon God’s unprepared people! (see Revelation 3:10)

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And last but not least, Satan wants to the world following his “marching-orders”, so that there will be no rebellion when the final test comes.

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“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God”

Romans 13:1

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So how are we to deal with all that’s going on? Are we to protest? Are we to rebel?

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Just how are we to respond to this obvious tyrannical movement?

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Well, this above verse says it all!

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And as far as protesting, the most effective protesting we can do is before the Lord in our prayer closet, as we protest our own past lethargy and slovenly ways.

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GOOD NEWS!

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Well, the Good News is, that we can still beg and plead for enough time and willingness to fully get our armor on and sharpen our swords!

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Because, God is allowing Satan to orchestrate this entire pandemic theater, to cause His Lukewarm Church to rise up in alarm, just as it is written…The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? Isaiah 33:14

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Yes, we were all taken by surprise by these apocalyptic events. Many of us were led to believe that we would all be raptured out of the world, prior to the great and Terrible Day of the Lord! But now we’ve been surprised! But now we are filled with fear as we see everything we thought was “as solid as Gibraltar”, wash away like the proverbial “castle made of sand”!

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Let’s all make haste and not delay!

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Perhaps this final verse encapsulates the fearful moment we’re surprised to discover to be now caught in…

The sinners in Zion are afraid; 

fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. 

Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? 

who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?”

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to fully understand these things and begin to plead for strength to get myself ready for whatever is coming…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…NOVEMBER 27th (“PUT ON THE ARMOR OF GOD” Part 1, or you may also read…June 22 (Apocalypse Now! Part 27: “Satan Now On the March”)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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HEAVENLY OBJECT LESSON

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“Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.” Isaiah 24:23

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When God created the Moon and the stars, He ordained them to “rule the night” (Gen. 1:16). The Moon, especially when it is full, can light your pathway through the night, as it reflects the light of the Sun.

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So too, the Christian is to be a light to the world: to this sin-darkened world. But as the Moon must reflect the light of the Sun, in order to be a light to the world, so also must the Christian reflect the light of Jesus, to be a spiritual light to this planet in rebellion. Listen…

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“Ye are the light of the world…Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

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However, during an eclipse, the Earth passes directly between the Sun and the Moon, preventing that sunlight from shining on the Moon’s face. This is an incredible object-lesson about when the child of God allows the world to come between him and his Lord. Like the eclipse, that person no longer reflects the light of Jesus, because his or her love of this dark world of sin has eclipsed the light from the “Sun of Righteousness” (see Malachi 4:2).

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And so, this is just one of the many poetic truths seen in the Moon. (For more on this subject of an eclipse, you may link to the article… “Lunar Eclipse & Spiritual Eclipse”)

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman”

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TOMORROW:

February 19 (Flee To The Mountains, Part 11: “How To Be Like John the Baptist: Benefits of Nature”)

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Today’s Devotional, Year 3 – February 14 (“My Ways Are Not Your Ways!”)

By admin On May 9th, 2021

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Today’s Devotional, Year 3 – February 14

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“My Ways Are Not Your Ways!”

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“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,

neither are your ways My ways, saith the LORD.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth,

so are My ways higher than your ways,

and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Isaiah 55:8, 9

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Have you ever heard this saying, “A stitch in time saves nine”?

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Well, there seems to be a lot of wisdom in that saying, doesn’t there? And of course, that saying comes from the observance of nature. And nature is a pretty good teacher, quite often.

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Yes, there are many proverbs in the world, which seem to be in harmony with the Bible. 

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What about this saying… “Don’t go swimming in shark-infested waters”? There’s another good proverb!

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UNBIBLICAL PROVERBS

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But there are many, many, other proverbs, which are not so wonderful.

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Take for instance, this one… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bonnat02.jpg“God helps those who help themselves”.

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Is that a good proverb?

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Is that even a biblical idea?

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Well, the Bible says it quite differently… “For He (God) shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper. He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.” Psalm 72:12, 13

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Here is seen that God helps those who are helpless!

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YOU’RE IN GOOD HANDS WITH GOD!

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Yes, we live in a world filled with many ideas about how we should live and what we should and shouldn’t do!

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This world is a veritable Babylon of confusion. And the ways of man are not the ways of God.

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Take, for example, the saying… “You’re in good hands with Allstate”. And when this saying is repeated on television, their logo shows a giant pair of hands, holding a car and a house, as if God Himself is namedhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Allstate.svg “Allstate”.

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Now Allstate may be an excellent company! And of course, if the law says we must have insurance to drive a car, we must submit ourselves to “every ordinance of Man, for the Lord’s sake”.

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But concerning whose hands are “good”, the Bible says just the opposite… “Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm…Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.” Jeremiah 17:5, 7

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OUR DAILY BRAINWASHING

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If you watch television, you will notice that both the shows and the advertisements capitalize on the idea that Man is to trust in Man. Hardly ever does television promote the idea that Man should trust in God

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Therefore it’s no wonder that so few people are willing to put their trust in the Lord! After all, we are programmed by this high-tech society, to put our trust in Man’s strength.

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From morning till night, and beyond, these devices indoctrinate us to put our trust in Man.

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“THE RENEWING OF YOUR MINDS”

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And so, God has given us the Bible to re-educate ourselves into placing our trust in God. And God has commanded that we should read our Bible and contemplate its life-giving words, as we go about our daily duties. And the Bible promises… “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” Romans 10:17.

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So then, both “faith”, as well as “hearing” come to us as a result of studying God’s words. Yes, the Bible begets spiritual life into otherwise, spiritually dead humans.

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And all those who have truly received the gift of the Holy Spirit, will long to soak-in the life-giving words found in its pages!

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PEACE THAT SURPASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING!

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But the life of faith and trusting in God to solve our problems is something we all must struggle with, at times.

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Yet haven’t we all experienced that, the more we learn to cease from Man’s faithless ways, and the more we put all our cares in God’s good hands, the more we will truly have peace as we enjoy the simplicity that we have in Christ?

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And as we grow in faith, and learn to live by faith, the more money we will save by not having to pay for the “peace of mind” that Man would sell to us.

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Because God’s “peace of mind” is totally free!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus, who lived a life of faith and trust in Thy Word…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… November 14 (Heaven’s Operating System 7.0) or you can also read… November 21- (The World’s Biggest Cult!)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE REVELATION 12 DRAGON

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Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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This Dragon constellation appears in the eastern horizon about mid-summer in the pre-dawn hours, spewing his flood-waters northward toward the Revelation 12 Woman in Travail (not pictured in this chart).

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The Wave of Water is primarily composed of the Constellation Auriga. There are two dimmer stars (#’s 1 & 2) which are closest to the Dragon’s mouth. These two dimmer stars are also part of this Wave of Water.

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THE ZODIAC NAMES

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

February 15 (The False Prophet, Part 12: “Is The Kingdom of God Within You?”)

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Today’s Devotional – November 30 (Power of Positive-Thinking Gospels & Our Children!)

By admin On May 9th, 2021

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Today’s Devotional – November 30

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Power of Positive-Thinking Gospels & Our Children!

To read part 1, click here…June 9th (The Power of Positive-Thinking Gospels! Part 1)

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Several nights ago, a very popular Christian speaker held a large convocation with a vast throng of tens of thousands of listeners.

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And this evangelist gave a very high-energy presentation, with a very positive message. 

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Well, the gist of what he said is, “We need to think positive, speak positive, and believe positively, that God has good things in store for us here on earth!” Yes, this popular speaker continued to present a message about achieving our earthly dreams: earthly dreams for ourselves and for our families.

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“SMOOTHER THAN BUTTER!”

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“The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.” Psalm 55:21

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This extravaganza was filled with short, but uplifting testimonies, a high-energy, upbeat rock band, attractive women, well-timed jokes, and smoother-than-butter preaching!

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Well, needless to say, this presentation was received with no lack of enthusiasm!

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The vast audience, thousands strong, seemed mesmerized, yet ecstatic about this uplifting and upbeat message! The night was a huge success!

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FAMILY VALUES

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Now, because one of the main focuses of that message was on good health, prosperity, but also about family values, today’s devotional will deal with the question of children, and how we raise them.

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There is a growing consensus that our society is fast becoming a veritable Sodom & Gomorrah! Decadence and perversion are the order of the day!

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And with the advent of modern high-tech devices, there doesn’t seem to be much hope for raising our children to love the Lord, and to escape the great tidal wave of moral degeneracy, which is just now sweeping over the land like a giant tsunami!

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And so, this question of family values becomes a very critical question! Just how do we raise our children to “escape all these things, and to stand before the Son of Man”? Luke 21:36

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THE SINS OF SODOM

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Well, one thing is for sure! We should not raise them to love the sins of Sodom!

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The fact is, the very first two sins mentioned were “pride”, and “fullness of bread”. And unfortunately, today’s churches do not understand that these two sins are exactly what we are teaching our children to love. Yes, when we encourage our children to go out and obtain a high-paying career, we are unknowingly encouraging them to go after the very same sins of opulence, which sins led to the downfall of Sodom, and ultimately led to her fiery destruction!

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And sadly, this prosperity-driven gospel being embraced in the churches today, is giving our children exactly the wrong idea of what it means to be Christ-like!

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CHRIST & PAUL: OUR ROLE-MODELS

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Well, for one thing, the Christian should not be afraid to forsake the life of pleasure and proud pursuits, and order his or her life after the Divine Pattern of Jesus Christ. Well, that’s what Paul did!

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Listen to Paul’s testimony… “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,” Philippians 3:8

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Yes, Paul became poor in the eyes of the world, all for the sake of winning Christ. Yes, Paul lost all earthly glory and all worldly possessions, in hopes that the world might see Christ in him; and this became the over-arching desire of Paul’s life.

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And Paul encourages us by saying… “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” 1st Corinthians 11:1

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DEATH-TO-SELF BRINGS GOD’S BLESSINGS 

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You see, we can try to give our children a Wonder-World Theme-Park existence, attempting to turn their life into one continuous round of picnics, parties, sports, vacations, amusements, and whatever else we think will make them happy and well-adjusted.

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But that will not save their soul! No, true Salvation is the gift of God! And yet, God gives us hope, that by my own personal obedience, He will bless my children, as result!

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Listen… “Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in His ways…Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD. Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children, and peace upon Israel.” Psalm 128:1, 3, 4, 6

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As this above passage reveals, it is by walking in the way of Jesus, God will bless our family.

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TRUE RICHES: EVERLASTING LIFE!

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“In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; To go into the clefts of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of His majesty, when He ariseth to shake terribly the earth.” Isaiah 2:20, 21

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So just what day is this above prophecy speaking of?

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Obviously it is speaking of these last days!

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Yes, this is very Good News! After all, it says here that God’s people will finally wake up and realize that we cannot please God, while seeking after earthly Mammon!

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And it reveals that God’s people will finally realize that the Salvation of our children will only be accomplished when we finally decide to order our lives after the pattern of Christ!

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And it reveals that God’s people will finally realize that Everlasting Life is worth everything, and that pursuing the gold of this world, is like seeking after Fool’s Gold!

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Yes, Everlasting Life! Now that’s true riches!

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TO READ PART 3, CLICK HERE…June 11th (Power of Positive Thinking Gospels, Part 3: Being Crucified )

 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to love the idea of forsaking all, to follow Jesus. Help me to set a good example for my family, as I conform my life to the pattern and image of Jesus Christ…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… November 23 – (The Two Spirits In The World) or you can also read… November 25 – (How Narrow is the Narrow Gate?)

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE NARROW WAY: THE PILGRIM’S PATHWAY

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“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13-14 

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That world-shaking allegory, Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, picked up the theme of the Narrow Gate. The hero of the story was Christian, a man who was warned to flee from the City of Destruction (the world), and to embark on a journey to the Heavenly City. And along the way, Christian encountered many adventures and dangers. This first of its kind allegorical book absolutely rocked the western world, and became perhaps the first million seller book (along with the Bible).

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But God has also given this same Narrow Way parable in the night heavens! Incredible? Yes, incredible…and amazing too! And though these two stars can hardly be considered a constellation, but when sitting next to the two stars which comprise the Broad Gate, well, it makes a powerful statement, for the people of God. 

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So please come along on this journey and find out just why this pathway graces the night heavens, and perhaps you might find yourself embarking on your own pilgrimage up that very same Narrow pathway.

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This most amazing phenomenon is seen throughout the winter. Although it can be observed most of the winter, it is seen best when it is the western part of the sky, at winter’s end (The end of winter being the final scene of this heavenly Gospel story). Orion , the Dragon, and the Glorious White Horse are beginning to descend into the western horizon (sketch to right is Winter Constellations descending into western horizon. This can actually be seen as early as December, in the pre-dawn hours).

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And at this point it is apparent that the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation  is veering toward the two bright stars, known as Castor and Pollux (sketch to left). But the Wide Gate Stars are composed of the two brightest stars of the Auriga Constellation, known as the star, Capella, and the star, Menkalinan. The two stars, Castor and Pollux, make up the concept of the Orion’s Narrow Gate Stars.

Revelation 12 Woman & Orion's Gate & Wide Gate.

This can even be observed into June in the western sky (for a short time just after dark). While a dark night is best for seeing the Woman Constellation, the 4 stars which comprise the Narrow Gate/Wide Gate Stars can be seen even under mediocre conditions. It begins with the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation (AKA Ursa Major) going towards these two doors.

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The sketch to left shows, the two doors are each composed of two bright stars. The two bright stars that comprise the Narrow Gate are the two brightest stars of the Orion the Reaper’s sickle. The two stars that comprise the ‘Wide Gate’ Stars are the two brightest stars of the wave of water that comes out of the Dragon Constellation’s mouth (for explanation of “Wave of Water”, just click here). The stars that make up the ‘Narrow Gate’ are about half the width of the Wide Gate (see sketch below left).

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Revelation 12 Woman chooses Narrow Way

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(For more information on Orion’s sickle, just click here,“Orion The Reaper”.)

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Editor’s note: These sketches on this page are merely sketches. The stars are not in their exact place. However, they are close enough to find them in the night sky. But as with most stars, it takes persistence to finally locate them.

 

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)” or you can also read… “Castor and Pollux & The Mystery Ship of Scripture”

 

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TOMORROW:

DECEMBER 1 (Apostle Paul’s Fun & Recreation, Part 2: How Should I Unwind?)

 

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By admin On May 9th, 2021

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – October 23

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And The Nations Were Angry! Part 13: “What If The Right Horn Prevails?” 

To read Part 1, go here…October 24th (And The Nations Were Angry!)

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“And the nations were angry, and Thy wrath is come,

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and the time of the dead, that they should be judged,

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and that thou shouldest give reward unto Thy servants the prophets,

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and to the saints, and them that fear Thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
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And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in His temple the Ark of His testament…”

Revelation 11:18, 19

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Star-chart to right is from Wikipedia. Editor has sketched over Sagittarius to show this Ark Constellation.

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FLOWER POWER? NOT SO MUCH!

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Can you believe it? it’s been over 50 years since the Summer of Love in San Francisco!

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Remember that?

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Well, most people were born in the years following that notable event. But it was a real effort by that then young generation to engage in brotherly love at a time when America was at war.

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Everything was peace and love!

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Flowers were given as a symbol of peace and love!

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“LOVE SHMOVE!”

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Well, it wasn’t long until that movement went the way of almost every movement.

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And the world returned back to its normal push-and-shove ways, now even more skeptical of any so-called, “peace and love” rhetoric.

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Anger during a protest – by David Shankbone – cropped image – Wikimedia – Share-alike-License

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Well, things just keep progressing…DOWNWARD!

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Yes, we seen this nation become hopelessly divided. And the leaders as well as the activists are getting more hateful, and more violent with each passing month!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to hide myself in this day when you are causing the nations to drink of Thy cup of fury…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…August 11 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 13: “Revelation 11:18: Why Are The Nations Angry?”), or you can also read… January 8 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 39: “What If The Nations Fail?”

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

 

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THE ARK IN THE HEAVENS

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So what importance to us is all this information? Well, if a person goes out at night, beginning in April (earlier in southern-most latitudes, and later in northern-most), in the pre-dawn hour, they just might locate the constellation commonly referred to as the Sagittarius Constellation . It is located in the southern sky. (Each night it appears a little earlier, slowly inching westward, through the summer, until it finally disappears below the western horizon in November.)

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At first, it simply appears as two twin birds flying westward. But if you look once again, it just might appear as a long box-like figure, with one star on the right, as you face it, and two stars on the left. The box, of course would be the Ark, and the stars on either side would represent angels, which are sometimes referred to as stars in the Bible (for instance, “the seven stars are the angels…” Revelation 1:20). To the right is a star-chart from Wikipedia, in which the editor of this site has sketched in this Sagittarius Constellation, to show how God created it to appear.

 

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Star-chart to right is from Wikipedia. Editor has sketched over Sagittarius to show this Ark Constellation.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Ark of the Covenant Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

October 5 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 16: “Hitler in Hell?”)

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Today’s Devotional – July 15th (Loopholes in God’s Law, Part 1)

By admin On May 7th, 2021

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Today’s Devotional – July 15th

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Loopholes in God’s Law

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It is said, that in America’s younger years, many of the great law schools taught contract law, using the Book of Romans, as the model of a perfect contract.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

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Well, as we know, the secularists moved in years ago, and soon began removing anything Christian from this society’s public institutions, eventually secularizing those formerly Christian schools.

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Holy Bible – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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LOOPHOLES

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Now, as for the contracts of men, we know that the people of the world often put what is known as “loopholes” in thttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:La_Bible,_Notre-Dame_du_Taur,_septembre_2011.jpgheir contracts.

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For instance, a good contract lawyer might slip in a clause which allows his client to slip out of the contract altogether, for this or that reason.

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But would God ever do such a thing? Would God ever put a loophole in His infallible Word?

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Well, let’s explore this Book of books to see if God did put any loopholes in this document.

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BIBLE, A BOOK OF LOOPHOLES!

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Actually, if you think about it, the Bible is a contract made up of one loophole after another!

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For instance, right back in the beginning, God warned our first parents… “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” Genesis 2:17

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And so, right there, God made a divine contract to Adam, that should he or his wife eat of that forbidden fruit, they would die!

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But then, when they did eat of that tree, they didn’t die did they? Does, this make God a liar?

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THE PROMISED REDEEMER

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No, God is not a liar! Adam and Eve began to die in that day! Death entered their bodies on that very day. And though it took many centuries for death to finally put them into the grave, God’s warning proved true and trustworthy.

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But then, right there in the garden, God added another loophole to His contract with Mankind.

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Listen… “And I will put enmity between thee (Satan) and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel.” Genesis 3:15

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Yes, right there in the garden, God added a loophole big enough for the proverbial Mac Truck to drive through! Because this little comment He made, was a way of escape from that death sentence hanging over the heads of all Mankind! A Savior was to come into the world! And that Savior would eventually destroy the serpent!

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LIFE AND DEATH: A SIMPLE CONCEPT!

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Now this devotional does not have time (nor the understanding) to explore all the many other loopholes in God’s contract with Humanity.

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But let’s just explore several other places in Scripture, in which God has placed loopholes big enough, for that same Mac Truck to drive through.

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The Bible clearly states in Romans… “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23

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So there we have it! The wages of sin is death. But the gift of God is life eternal! Very simple concept! Right?

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THE CREATION SHALL BE DELIVERED

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But if we turn to several chapters later in Romans, we find this statement… “For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first-fruits of the Spirit,” Romans 8:20-23

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Now this clause in God’s contract is seemingly very ambiguous! Because, it almost seems as if God is saying that the entire Creation, which He refers to as “they” in verse 23, will be delivered into the glorious liberty of the children of God!

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So just what does that above passage mean!?!

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Well, nobody knows for sure! And until Judgment Day has been concluded, nobody but God will fully understand! But the Bible does have other clauses written in, that make any truth-seeker pause and wonder, and ask God, “Just what are you actually saying, Lord?”

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MERCY REJOICES AGAINST JUDGMENT!

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Listen… “For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath showed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.” James 2:13http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Question_book_magnify2.svg

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OK, so it says here that the unmerciful will be shown no mercy by God. Now that’s pretty plain!

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But then, the very next statement says… “and mercy rejoices against judgment.” So here again, God makes a seemingly clear-cut condemnation, but then says… “And mercy rejoices against judgment”.

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And so, once again, God is giving Himself plenty of wiggle-room in these two statements! But we don’t fully understand just what He means, when He says… “And mercy rejoices against Judgment”, although many proud ones may think they know!

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MEEKNESS REGARDING KNOWLEDGE

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And so, if we were smart, we would do well not to play the fool, and get so dogmatic about the Bible, especially concerning future events! Listen to Paul… “And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.” 1st Corinthians 8:2.

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As this above verse reveals, we need to realize that knowledge, true knowledge, is the gift of God, and that God hates human pride. And God will make us as fools if we begin to get dogmatic about future events! Oh yes, we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But we need to quit making ourselves as if we are some sort of know-it-all authority concerning the details of the Judgment Day before us!

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After all, the Bible says… “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” 1st Timothy 2:5, 6. Now just why did God say… “To be testified in due time”? After all, we all know that Jesus paid for the sins of all Mankind. So why does it say that this truth will “be testified of in due time”?

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Brooklyn Museum – What Our Lord Saw from the Cross – James Tissot

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THINGS HARD TO BE UNDERSTOOD!

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The fact is, the whole Bible is filled with countless similar, puzzling statements! And only a fool would dare to say that he or she knows what Judgment Day will be like. 

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Now of course, the Bible presents many clear-cut statements! For instancehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PaulT.jpg, God says… “I hate divorce!” Malachi 2:16. And there is no getting around that statement! And God says that He hates all sin! And so, there are many things which the Bible has made as clear as noonday.

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But when it comes to many other things, God says… “As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.” 2nd Peter 3:16.

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You see, God doesn’t reveal everything. He has withheld many things from us, for His own reasons.

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Listen… “The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.” Deuteronomy 29:29. Those who are wise take note of such passages as this, and consequently, temper their doctrines and teachings to include this and other similar passages. In other words, those who are wise will refrain themselves from becoming too confident and too dogmatic about what the Bible actually teaches in many areas of truth.

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Paul the Apostle – Artist – Valentin de Boulogne or Nicolas Tournier – circa 1500s – Wikipedia – public domain

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And so, perhaps the words of the wise-man are appropriate to end this little discussion…

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“Keep thy foot when you go to the house of God,

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than to give the sacrifice of fools:

for they consider not that they do evil.

Be not rash with thy mouth,

and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God:

for God is in Heaven, and you upon earth:

therefore let thy words be few.

For a dream cometh through the multitude of business;

and a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words.”

Ecclesiastes 5:1-3

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TO READ PART 2, CLICK HERE…June 7 (Loopholes in God’s Law, Part 2: “Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing?”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the gift of meekness of wisdom. Let me not be self-assured. But help me to search the Scriptures with the purpose of getting to know Thee, more and more…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Martha, the “Doer” & Mary, the “Hearer”” or you can also read… November 22 – (The Greatest Jig-saw Puzzle Ever!)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

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WIKIPEDIA STAR-CHART

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This constellation was identified on May 22nd, 2014. It is simply five stars, two from the Serpens Constellation, and stars from the Hercules Constellation.

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Wikipedia Star-Chart – Corona Borealis

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What gives this constellation impetus and significance is that it appears as five evenly positioned stars, in a slight oval pattern, as if they were sitting in a meeting, listening, or perhaps watching someone.

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Second, they appear to be gathered in front of The Crown of Revelation 12 Constellation. (just below Corona Borealis in this Wikipedia star-chart, in which the editor of this site sketched in these two constellations)

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ABOVE STAR-CHART – Summer constellation – Five Wise Virgins Stars & The Glorious Crown – Corona Borealis – signsofheaven.org – Not for profit uses! – Wikipedia Star chart with constellations drawn in by this website.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Five Wise Virgins Stars” or you can also read… “The Five Foolish Virgins Stars”

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TOMORROW:

“July 16th (The Chrysalis Christian, Part 2: “But I Am A Worm!”)”

 

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Today’s Devotional – December 15 (Keeping 1 Day Holy, Part 3, “Works”)

By admin On May 4th, 2021

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Today’s Devotional – December 15

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Keeping 1 Day Holy, Part 3, “Works”

 

To read Part 1, just click here… “June 3rd (Keeping 1 Day Holy!)”

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CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY (click here)

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Again, how can merely ceasing from work make a day holy? This has been a big part of the last two devotionals, and it will also be the main focus today.

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THE 4TH COMMANDMENT

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The 4th Commandment says, “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”  Exodus 20:8-11

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Well, if this one passage was all that God has to say on the subject, then we would have to conclude that, yes, ceasing from work on the Sabbath Day is what God requires for that day to be kept holy!

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And, as we read a number of other passages, we learn that shopping on the Sabbath, and picking up sticks on the Sabbath are also strictly forbidden!

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“REST UNTO YOUR SOULS”

This massive constellation is comprised of the various constellations on this website.

But we need to keep digging further, because the Bible defines what God means, when He speaks of our cessation from labor on His Sabbath.

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Now listen to this incredible call which Jesus pleads to all humankind…“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. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.”  Matthew 11:28-30

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This above passage from Matthew’s Gospel is an invitation to all Humanity, to come enter into His rest.

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And here Jesus is giving a much greater concept concerning the Sabbath, than merely ceasing from physical labor.

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ENTERING INTO GOD’S FINISHED WORKS

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Now, Paul addresses this same concept in Hebrews… “For we which have believed do enter into rest, as He said, As I have sworn in My wrath, if they shall enter into My rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 

For He spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all His works. And in this place again, If they shall enter into My rest. Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein…”  Hebrews 4:3-7.

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Now this above passage is merely saying that becoming a true Believer brings that spiritual rest.

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But then God reveals that His own works were completed from the foundation of the world! And then He goes on to wishfully lament, saying, “And in this place again, If they shall enter into My rest.” Hebrews 4:5.

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And so, the gist of this passage is, that God’s “works” were finished on the 7th Day of Creation. And God desires for us to join Him in that everlasting rest.

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THE WORKS WE MUST CEASE FROM!

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But let’s get back to the subject of “work” and “labor”. So just what kind of work are we to cease from, in order to enter God’s everlasting rest?

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Let’s go again to Galatians… “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God… 

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.” Galatians 5:19-24.

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Now this above passage lists many, but not all of the works of the flesh. And don’t we suppose that if a man or woman, or even a child ceases from these works, then that individual will truly find spiritual rest?

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But the fact is, such a spiritually victorious life can only be possible through the indwelling of God’s Spirit in our heart!

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NO ENVYING, NO PROUD & LOFTY DESIRES!

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“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings…”

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But let’s examine just one of these works, for a moment. Take for instance, the work of “envying”.

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Just imagine if a person had no more envying, as it says in this above passage! Well, that person would no longer respond to all those TV advertisements about buying a shiny new impressive car, or an ad about having that enviable and prestigious career, or about buying that bigger and fancier house on that notable and impressive Nob Hill location!

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And “envying” is just one of the many works of the flesh mentioned in this above passage from Galatians!

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“COMPARING SPIRITUAL THINGS WITH SPIRITUAL”

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Now when we read the Ten Commandments, we just cannot fully understand them, until we read everything else the Bible has to say about them.

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Oh yes, there are many who think of those Ten Commandments as if they are some sort of little laundry-list of Christian duties, not realizing the following passage… “I have seen an end of all perfection: but Thy commandment is exceeding broad. O how love I Thy law! it is my meditation all the day!” Psalm 119:96, 97.

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As this above passage reveals, the commandments of the Lord are “exceeding broad”. They require for us to meditate (contemplate) them all through the day. And as we put together those Ten Commandments with all other related Bible passages, we then begin to get a much broader concept of just what they really mean! “Thy commandment is exceeding broad”

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JESUS: THE END OF ALL PERFECTION!

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“I have seen an end of all perfection: but Thy commandment is exceeding broad! O how love I Thy law! it is my meditation all the day!” Psalm 119:96, 97.

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But just one more comment about this above passage from Psalm 119:96. Notice it says… “I have seen the end of all perfection!” Just what is the Psalmist referring to here, as “the end of all perfection”?

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Well we know just who is the ultimate fulfillment of the Law: Jesus Christ! Yes, Jesus is the true essence of the Law! And the Law is our schoolmaster which hopefully leads us to Christ! And as we behold the life and words of Christ, we begin to see the Law in all its beauty and perfection!  

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TO READ PART 4, CLICK HERE… August 10 (Keeping 1 Day Holy, Part 4, Genuine Rest & True Holiness)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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Dear Lord, Please continue to do a work in me, to cleanse me from all defilement of the flesh. Help me to crucify the Old Man, with all his sinful desires…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Planet of Rest: “What is the True Sabbath?””

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THE HOLY GHOST RIDER CONSTELLATION

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This newest Signs Of Heaven Constellation (Fall, 2013) is by far the faintest of constellations, but is a very incredible and awesome one in a number of ways (which this article will explain).

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It is primarily comprised of the Camelopardalis Constellation (head and upper back), plus about 5 stars from the Cassiopeia Constellation (his leg), plus some random stars. It appears as an outline of a rider. Only the back of his head is detailed. And his back and the back of his legs are also detailed. Both sides of his arm are visible, and his hand is gripping the horses mane, and that is detailed by three stars (which are also part of the horse’s mane). The rider is in a position vaguely similar to a race-horse jockey. The two brightest stars in this constellation, are from the Cassiopeia Constellation, and are part of his leg. All the rest of the stars are very faint, and must be viewed on a very starry night.

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Since this constellation has just been revealed, there may be more to this constellation in the coming months. But if you can locate the Goodly Horse in Battle Constellation, then you shouldn’t have too much trouble locating this Rider Constellation, provided you have excellent star-watching conditions. 

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“With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy streets: he shall slay thy people by the sword, and thy strong garrisons shall go down to the ground.” Ezekiel 26:12

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THIS STAR-CHART: This is a Wikipedia star-chart, in which this site’s editor has sketched in these three constellation (without the Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation). Notice how the right front hoof is trampling on the tail of the Dragon. Also notice his eye is a star.It’s best seen when in the western half of the sky. It is found in mid-sky traveling from east to west. In January, it is in the west after midnight. As winter progresses, it can be seen earlier and earlier in the evening. a dark sky with good star-visibility is best, but not absolutely necessary to see this constellation. It is found on the opposite side of the Dragon Constellation from Orion. And as already stated, this Goodly Horse Constellation can be seen best in mid-winter when it is in the western side of the sky, and you are looking at it while you are facing west. The nose and head of this horse is partly made from the Perseus Constellation. The tail and rear end is partly of the Cassiopeia Constellation. The hind-leg is made partly of stars from the Andromeda Constellation.

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TOMORROW:

DECEMBER 16 (Almost All Is Vanity! Part 4: Our Purposes vs. God’s Purpose!)

 

 

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – March 31 (The False Prophet, Part 33: “The 7th Head: Morality, Counterfeit of Christianity”)

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The False Prophet, Part 33: “The 7th Head: An Adulterous Generation”

To read Part 1 of this series, click here… “JANUARY 26 (The False Prophet, Part 1: Lying Eyes!)”

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“The beast that thou sawest…The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.” Revelation 17:8, 9

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This Revelation 12 Dragon Constellation is spewing out its deadly waters which 7-stared waters parallel the 7 heads of the Antichrist Beast of Revelation 13 & 17

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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Dear Lord, Give me an understanding of just what a deceptive world this really is! Help me to get ready to leave this world…

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7 HEADS, 10 HORNS, & 7 CROWNS OF THE DRAGON

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“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” Rev. 12:3 

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In Revelation, the Dragon of Revelation 12 is described as having seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. However, the Dragon Constellation up in the night sky does not. But God has faithfully created the wave of water, in such a way, as to illustrate this same concept of the seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. Because this wave of water is basically composed of ten stars. The main body of the wave has seven stars (#‘s, 1 thru 7). And the tip of the crest of the wave has the other three stars (#’s, 8, 9 & 10). So we have this 7 and 10 numbering. And this gives us a great clue, as to where in the Bible we should look, to find out the riddle as to just what or who do these 7 heads, 10 crowns, and 7 horns represent. Because, the Bible speaks very much about floods and waters as being associated with Satan (the Dragon).

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction”

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TOMORROW…

Daily Devotional, April 1, Year 4 (Jeremiah & the Smooth Prophets, Part 1)

 

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – June 3 (How To Live By Faith, Part 1: “Sure-Fire Faith-Killers!”)

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How To Live By Faith, Part 1: “Sure-Fire Faith-Killers!”

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It has always been Satan’s evil mission to destroy God’s people.

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And one way he does this is by chipping away at the faith of Believers.

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“HEARTS…OVERCHARGED WITH…THE CARES OF THIS LIFE”

Luke 21:34

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Well, in these last decades, Satan has stepped up his attacks by the invention of high-tech devices, most notably, television, radio, and now Internet.

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Of course, it has long been Satan’s preferred method to destroy faith by keeping church-goers so busy, that they neglect to read their Bibles, nor contemplate God’s Word.

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And this website has continually warned Christians against allowing ourselves to get so busy with the pleasures and ambitious pursuits of this present world-order.

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“…THE IMAGE…SHOULD SPEAK” 

Revelation 13:15

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But this website needs to further spotlight the dangers of what is being transmitted over today’s airways!

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Yes, it is no coincidence that the programming seen and heard via these devices has a tendency to diminish the faith of God’s people.

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“EVIL COMMUNICATIONS CORRUPTS”

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Just listen to 1st Corinthians 15:33…“Be not deceived, evil communications corrupts good manners (behavior).”

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As this above verse reveals, it is Satan’s objective to deceive people into thinking that evil communications have little or no effect on the character of people.

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But this and other similar Bible passages say just the opposite!

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BRAINWASHING OUR CHILDREN

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But Satan uses “evil communications” to eat away at the faith of Christians.

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For example, when children are assaulted every day with atheistic and perverted philosophies, they are gradually and imperceptibly indoctrinated by those daily assaults. And this explains to a great degree why so many young adults eventually cast away their Christian upbringing, and instead embrace secularism.

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After all, Satan is no dummy! He fully understands all this!

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And so, in his cruel hate, the Enemy of Souls has forced society to send their children through the public school systems for this very purpose.

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Or what about science shows?

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They are heavily salted with evolutionary/atheistic philosophies!

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“LEARN NOT THE WAY OF THE HEATHEN!”

Jeremiah 10:2

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But deception goes even deeper! Yes, there are even more subtle ways in which Satan indoctrinates viewers.

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Take for instance the average TV show.

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Over and over, these shows (both factual and fictional) have the over-arching message about relying on human strength, human intelligence, and money, as the means of accomplishing a desired achievement.

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These shows completely ignore the power of faith in the great and precious promises found in the Bible!

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“BEWARE OF THE LEAVEN OF THE…SADDUCEES (UNBELIEF)”

Matthew 16:6, 11

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And those who expose ourselves to these faithless ways, will eventually lose our trust in God’s sovereignty and ability to govern over human affairs.

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And so, in light of these faith-killing television, radio, and Internet programs, it becomes necessary to begin to beg and plead for deliverance from such pernicious habits.

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Yes, for those of us who have allowed ourselves to fall into such soul-addicting habits, we can expect a struggle to overcome those habits

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http://theheavensdeclare.net/orion-constellation/OUR DAILY BATTLE

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Perhaps at the end of each day, maybe while lying down in bed (and all through the day), we need to spend much time thinking back on how we might have overcome that big or little attack by the Devil. Just what “exceeding great and precious promises” could have been employed, which would have given us the victory over the temptations which assailed us in our daily warfare?

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Listen…Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” (2nd Peter 1:4)

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Constant learning and hiding of the many Bible promises into our hearts is a critically important part of our daily walk in the Lord! 

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY (HEAVEN)!”

Proverbs 25:25

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But the Good News is, that with unwavering faith and persistent effort, the http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TV-icon-novela-current.svgvictory over these Satanic snares will be rewarding.

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And yet, let none fall back into those habits, once the victory over them be gained. 

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“Dear Lord, Give me the strength to stay away from these faith-killing influences. And help me to stay in the Word throughout my day…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…January 27 (It’s A Rosie The Riveter World, Part 3: “How To Live By Faith”), or you can also read this next article…May 3rd (True Bullet-Proof Faith!), and also…May 2nd (Faith That Overcomes!)

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7 HEADS, 10 HORNS, & 7 CROWNS OF THE DRAGON

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“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” Revelation 12:3

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In Revelation, the Dragon of Revelation 12 is described as having seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. However, the Dragon Constellation up in the night sky does not.

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But God has faithfully created the wave of water, in such a way, as to illustrate this same concept of the seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. Because this wave of water is basically composed of ten stars.

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TOMORROW…

 “Daily Devotional, Year 2 – June 4 (Cease Ye From Man! Part 3: A Heath in the Desert!)

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – March 30 (Taking Back This Nation For God, Part 18: “Why Did We Become ‘The Divided States of America’?”)

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Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 18: “Why Did We Become ‘The Divided States of America’?”

To read Part 1, click here…“March 28th (Taking Back This Nation For God!)”

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“And if a kingdom be divided against itself,

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Mark 3:24 

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Those who long ago sailed to this fledging nation exhausted from the centuries of religious/civil tyranny in Europe, began what they thought was to be a Christian nation!

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And God mercifully gave this nation an incredible constitution: a wonderful gift given by the Almighty, because of cruel tyranny He allowed by the harsh hand of Satan, throughout the various European nations during the centuries of The Dark Ages.

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And the forefathers of this new nation eventually named it, “The United States of America”.

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Revelation 13:1  

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Of course, Satan didn’t get killed back there in Europe. Nor was his tyrannical Beast-system killed. It merely received a deadly would, but was eventually healed.

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But Satan had a new challenge presented to him. How could he infiltrate and eventually destroy this new Christian nation?

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Well, that was really no problem! You see, Satan well knew that he would eventually turn this nation into the 2nd Beast of Revelation 13: The False Prophet.

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Revelation 13:11

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Yes, while the first beast caused famine, scarcity, persecution and death, this second beast would seemingly be just the opposite! Abundance, opulence, innovative genius, various entertainments, idleness, and the other decadent things which vast wealth brings!

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SATAN CAUSES TROUBLE

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But while God’s people were hoping to make a place of refuge from the wickedness they left behind, Satan was already bringing his own people across the waters: secularists, and pseudo-Christians.

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And it didn’t take long before he had already stirred up trouble in this young nation: slavery, violence against native Americans, religious persecution had soon become the order of the day.

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But the God-given constitution finally prevailed, ending religious persecution. And after a long struggle, the Constitution again prevailed, ending slavery. And the following decades saw the eventual demise of racism.

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Oh no, not that this world could ever be perfect! No, but eventually both Native Americans and Black Americans gradually rose in stature, even becoming leaders in their communities, and some even world leaders!

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This was truly a remarkable accomplishment, thanks be to our Constitution!

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COUNTERFEIT MERCY, COUNTERFEIT JUSTICE

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But still, Satan was not going to give up! And because the Bible prophesied that this False Prophet had “two horns as a lamb”, Satan knew he must give this deceiving beast two horns of power like the Lamb of God: Compassion & Morality. Yes, just as Jesus is the very essence of mercy & truth, righteousness & peace, Satan would give this False Prophet those every qualities…yet without the power of God.

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“And he (the 2nd Beast) causeth all…that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark…of the beast…”

Revelation 13:16, 17 [condensed] 

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And so, as we now sadly witness this nation become deeply divided, we begin to understand why. This False Prophet was prophesied to begin persecution once again. And just like the first Beast of Revelation, this second Beast would eventually choke off the true and unvarnished Gospel from being preached. And those who refused to conform their characters into the image of Satan’s present-day antichrist world-system would likewise suffer persecution, even death!

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So, what we are now seeing is a False Prophet Beast with two horns, The DIVIDED States of America!

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Luke 11:17

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Well, do mercy and justice go together in the natural world? Absolutely not! But even further, as the justice/morality side of society witnesses all the current-day abominations being introduced by the so-called “party of compassion”, it causes even deeper division between these two groups!

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“Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.”

Psalm 85:10 

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So, why did Jesus seems to possess perfect peace while being the very essence of compassion and justice?

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Listen…“Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.” Psalm 85:10 

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Here is seen what the universe had never before seen! Totally harmony between these two violently opposing qualities. How could justice be satisfied with mercy? IMPOSSIBLE! The law demands justice! Justice must be fulfilled!

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Thus, there can never be peace between justice and mercy, according to the Law! Justice must be satisfied!

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John 1:29 

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And so, Jesus came upon the world stage, as the Sacrificial Lamb of God! And His death of that cruel Roman Cross, satisfied both justice and mercy! This is where mercy and truth met together! This is where righteousness and peace kissed each other!

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At the Cross, where “God gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes on Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life!” (see John 3:16)

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So what’s the problem with this False Prophet Beast?

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Perhaps you could say, this antichrist beast has, “a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away!” 2nd Timothy 3:5 This antichrist imposter cannot do what Jesus did to satisfy both mercy and justice!

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Yes, Satan can counterfeit, but never perfectly! God makes sure Satan’s counterfeits are flawed in some ways, so that His Elect will not be swept away by those imposters!

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“But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.” 

Isaiah 57:20, 21

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And so, as Christians behold these two groups fighting one-another, this should be a giant tip-off that something’s drastically wrong! They are not behaving in a Christlike manner!

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Their brand of compassion is flawed.

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Their brand of justice and morality is likewise flawed!

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They’ve never “met together”!

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And they’re certainly not willing to “kiss each other”!

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY”

Proverbs 25:25

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Well just how this battle between these two lamblike horns will turn out, only God knows!

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We’ll have to wait and see just which horn will prevail? Or maybe they’ll join forces to persecute God’s people!

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But for those who are tired of this out-of-control world, “…an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness…” Isaiah 35:8

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Yes, for those who wish to escape this soon-to-be-doomed world, there is a highway which leads gently upward. And the Lamb of God is calling for each and every weary soul to become Heaven-bound pilgrims, sojourning out of this pandemic madness! The heavenly Promised Land is awaiting!

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And it is a good Land, a land of peace & harmony & brotherly love, and, “a land flowing with milk and honey”, in which we will truly be forever happy, and forever young! 

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“Dear Lord, Help me to escape this awful and fearful judgment which seems to be falling on this society. Let me hide myself in Thy secret pavilion until the indignation be overpast… 

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read May 12 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 10: “Mass Insanity, Or Devilish Design (or Both)?”)or you can also read this article…NOVEMBER 4 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 4: The God of This World Made Us Do It!)

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In Revelation, the Dragon of Revelation 12 is described as having seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. However, the Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation  up in the night sky does not. But God has faithfully created this wave of water, in such a way, as to illustrate this same concept of the seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. Because this wave of water is basically comprised of ten stars.

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The main body of the wave has seven stars (#’s 1 thru 7, in the sketch), and the tip of the crest of the wave has the other three stars, (#’s 8, 9, 10).

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So in this wave, we see the same 7/10 numbering found in the Revelation description of the heads/horns/crowns of the Dragon.

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And this gives us a great clue, as to where in the Bible we should look, to find out the riddle as to just what or who do these 7 heads, 10 crowns, and 7 horns represent. Because, the Bible speaks very much about floods and waters as being associated with Satan (the Dragon).

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Listen again… “When the waves of death compassed me…THE FLOODS OF UNGODLY MEN made me afraid. The sorrows of Hell compassed me about;” 2nd Samuel 22:5.

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ATHEISM AND THE NUMBER “6”

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And so, without going into a lengthy discussion, let’s just say that of all the 7 heads of Antichrist, the head which most closely aligns with atheism would logically be the 6th head. And why the 6th head? The Book of Revelation, Chapter 13 warns that the Antichrist Beast has a number of 666. And it describes this number as being the “number of a man”. The number “6” in Scripture has to do with “Man”. It is a number which reminds of the 6th Day of Creation; the day that Man was created. Man was created on the 6th day. And so, Mankind is very much connected with the number “6” 

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And since atheism is the religion which holds Mankind as the supreme ruler of Earth, then the number “6”, being the number of Man, seems to correspond to the 6th head of Antichrist, very well. 

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Now these ideas may not be “written in stone”, as the saying goes. And nothing hinges upon, nor falls apart, with or without these theories. But sufficed to say, there is strong evidence that these concepts have biblical support. 

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And so, this 6th star in the Revelation 12 Dragon’s wave of water, would correspond to the 6th head of the Antichrist Beast. And as already said, “waves” in Scripture, represent the many false ideologies which Satan has flooded the world with, throughout time. So that is why this Signs Of Heaven website believes that atheism was the 6th head of Antichrist.

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But if the reader wishes to explore these things in more depth, please go to “Floodwaters of Satan-Introduction”.

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Floodwaters of the False Prophet: Socialism/Humanitarianism

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TOMORROW…

Daily Devotional, Year 4 – March 31 (The False Prophet, Part 33: “The 7th Head: Morality, Counterfeit of Christianity”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – March 16 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 17 – “The Wayward Son & The USA”)

By admin On May 2nd, 2021

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – March 16

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Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 17: “The Wayward Son & America”

To read Part 1, click here… “March 28th (Taking Back This Nation For God!)”

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“And he (Jesus) said,

A certain man had two sons:  

And the younger of them said to his father,

Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me…

and took his journey into a far country,

and there wasted his substance with riotous living.”

Luke 15:11-13 (condensed)

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This above parable which Jesus told, has great spiritual implications for many Jews, for the Church, and even for the individual Christian. And it has been an encouragement for many lost souls who likewise spent their past lives in rebellion against Heaven and against Heaven’s Jesus! 

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When reading the entire parable it actually is the story of redemption. In other words, the wayward son ended up broke, homeless, and hungry, and this young man, “… would eat what the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.” Luke 15:16

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Prodigal Son – Peter_Paul_Rubens – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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A HAPPY ENDING FOR THAT REPENTANT SON!

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Well, this little story ends with the wayward son returning back to his Father in repentance. But instead of responding with scorn and punishment, the Father said, “Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: For this My son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.” Luke 15:22-24

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Yes, there have been many sinners who felt too wretched and sinful to think that God might forgive them, but who took heart by this extremely encouraging parable! And they too, returned to God and found full forgiveness and restoration!

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Brooklyn Museum – The Return of the Prodigal Son – James Tissot – Public Domain

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“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword,”

Heb_4:12 

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BUT BEING GOD’S PROPHETIC WORD, THIS PARABLE, LIKE SO MUCH OF THE BIBLE, PROBABLY HAS IMPLICATIONS FAR BEYOND WHAT WE NOW UNDERSTAND!

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BRAVE BEGINNINGS

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For example, if we look at the United States, we see a nation built by leather-tough pioneers and brave, self-sacrificing soldiers who put their lives on the line to establish and preserve a God-given nation, dedicated to “freedom of religious/political speech and liberty of conscience”.

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1st Timothy 6:9  

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But as the decades progressed, this nation became extremely prosperous via the produce and natural resources of the earth, combined with many marvelous innovations!

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However, to a great degree, this current generation are much like pampered children who grow up in a rich man’s house. Many of us just do not appreciate our heritage, nor the vast riches we have inherited.

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To a great degree, we didn’t have to work for what we have. It was left to us by our forefathers. And as a result of our ingratitude, we now treat this great experiment in free speech and liberty of conscience, called “The United States” as carelessly as the proverbial “bull in a china shop”

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Minneapolis Riots – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

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A SHORT-LIST OF OUR SQUANDERING

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1. Reckless and even suicidal spending by irresponsible congress-people, governors, and presidents!

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2. Rapidly declining morals, that might even make the citizens of Sodom & Gomorrah blush!

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3. Self-destructive laws and a defiant rebellion against our constitution, all brought to us by congress-people who don’t even seem to care, that what they are doing will inevitably result in the destruction of this once great nation!

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5. Imposing increasing restrictions upon citizen-rights, concerning various issues, imposing mandates which were once thought to be best left to individual choice.

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6. The trampling on the right to life: a right guaranteed in the constitution.

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7. A great percentage of the populace now engage in self-destruction through the use of dysfunctional, harmful, addictive, and even deadly substances.

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8. Careless and corrupt judges no longer upholding the rule of law.

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10. Illegally allowing millions to simply flood over our borders, instead of insisting on entrance through proper legal channels, as this nation’s rule of law demands. (And throughout the Bible, there are many examples of God being very insistent that His people maintained strict border control. For just one example, see Revelation 21:27 & 22:14, 15)

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It’s so sad to see the self-destruction of this once-great civilization, just as with any broken-hearted father, if he could tearfully witness his children squander his hard-earned savings upon their personal debauchery and riotous living!

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Vincent van Gogh – Old Man in Sorrow (On the Threshold of Eternity) – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“The wicked shall be turned into Hell, and all the nations that forget God”

Psalm 9:17  

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And let’s not forget how that bankrupt young man in the parable eventually became a servant and companion of swine!

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Well, maybe we won’t literally end up in the swine trough. But there will indeed be a day of recompense for any society which willingly destroys what God has blessed them with!

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And there will be a replacement for a nation founded by God upon the platform of religious/political liberty of conscience!

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Oh yes, pay-day is almost here! And we spoiled and ungrateful children will get to “enjoy” the coming alternative replacement government!

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GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!

Proverbs 25:25

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Well, in spite of this sad, even tragic situation, there is much Good News! Yes, even though we cannot stem the tide of evil and destruction now sweeping over the land like a devastating tsunami, there still remains hope!

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That’s right, there is deliverance for any man, woman, or child who wishes to escape “when the overflowing scourge shall pass through!” Isaiah 28:15, 18 & 30:28 

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Remember John Bunyan’s allegorical Tale, Pilgrim’s Progress? Remember how the pilgrim escaped The City of Destruction? That’s right! He began his pilgrimage out of that doomed city, onward and upward to The Celestial City!

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And that’s exactly how we can also escape this doomed planet, ripe for fiery destruction!

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“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night;

in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise,

and the elements shall melt with fervent heat,

the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

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”

2nd Peter 3:10-13  

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to escape this awful and fearful judgment which seems to be falling on this society. Let me hide myself in Thy secret pavilion until the indignation be overpast… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read May 12 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 10: “Mass Insanity, Or Devilish Design (or Both)?”)or you can also read this article…NOVEMBER 4 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 4: The God of This World Made Us Do It!)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

 

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“Multitudes, multitudes in the ‘Valley of Decision’…

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for the day of the Lord is near in the ‘Valley of Decision’.”

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“The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining… 

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“The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem…

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“And the heavens and the earth shall shake…

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“But the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

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LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION GROUP…

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Valley of Decision + O Destroying Mountain Constellation Group

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Look eastward in the early summer through fall. Find the Cassiopeia Constellation. Cassiopeia is the Mount of Blessing. In the sketch, it is the farthest mountain to the left. In the sky, it is the northern-most of these three mountains when facing eastward. It resembles a pyramid.

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Then find the second pyramid to its right (south).

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Then go a little further south to the next third pyramid. The third snow-cap is the Destroying Mountain Constellation.

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These three pyramids are the snow-capped portion of these three mountains in this sketch. (of course, you won’t see the snow-caps in the sky. They are just an embellishment in this sketch to present a concept-EDITOR).

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THE VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP.

Valley of Decision & O Destroying Mtn. Constellations

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They appear in mid-summer in the eastern skies in pre-dawn hours. These are made of Cassiopeia (mount on left), and various stars from the Andromeda Constellation (valley) Pegasus (Mount of Cursing (middle mount) & Destroying Mount (right)), and Pisces (Broad Way to Hell). The galaxy which appears to be climbing the Mountain of Blessing is the Andromeda Galaxy

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The above Wikipedia star-chart shows this amazing constellation group as it appears from June to fall, just prior to the winter constellation group. Actually, these Valley of Decision Constellations appear in early summer in the pre-dawn hours. (Editor of this website has sketched in this constellation group onto this above Wikipedia star-chart.) 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The ‘Valley of Decision’ Constellation

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TOMORROW…

Daily Devotional, Year 4 – March 17 . . . . The False Prophet, Part 28: “The 6th Head: Cruel Compassion”

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Today’s Devotional: December 4th (SATAN: A TRUE BRIDGE-BUILDER!?)

By admin On May 2nd, 2021

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Today’s Devotional: December 4th

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SATAN: A TRUE BRIDGE-BUILDER!?

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You would think that being called a “Bridge-builder” has to be a good thing!

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Well, most of the time it is a good thing!

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After all, being a peace-maker, and a reconciler is a very good quality to have!

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Well, it’s a good thing, unless of course we’re talking about Lucifer!

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But how in the world can we possibly call Lucifer a “bridge-builder”!?!

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Martin, John – Satan presiding_at the Infernal Council – 1824 – Wikipedia – public domain

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MADE OF MANY “GOOD” THINGS

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Foggs.jpgWell, one great principle that must be remembered, now that we are in the time of the False Prophet (this present-day antichrist society), is that he has bridged the gap between the Church and this evil world with many things which have the appearance of goodness: Innocent amusements! High-paying careers! Interesting hobbies! Intriguing sciences!

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And it gives his Satanic Majesty no greater pleasure than to see Christians walking across this bridge, back into the world! 

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BUILT WITH MANY “NICE” THINGS!

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And so, “the god of this worldhas constructed this bridge back into the world: a bridge which has been built with a lot of seemingly good, even innocent things!

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There are places to see, resorts to relax at, clubs to join, sports games to play (or watch), expensive insurance plans to buy, dramas to intrigue, worldly investments, confederations to pledge-allegiance to, operas, concerts and plays and musicals to dress up for, newspapers to relax and read or TV news to watch, holidays to plan for and celebrate, school events to attend, teams to cheer, and on and on this list goes!

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And the world loves these things!

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But that’s their prerogative! After all, the world is not on the Narrow Upward Pathway, as Believers are supposed to be climbing.

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“ANOTHER JESUS…& ANOTHER SPIRIT”

2nd Corinthians 11:4

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But should the Christian let his or her guard down, before long, as we join hands, so to speak, with the world, it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish the Christian from the worldling.

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But the Bible warns… “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?…Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” 2nd Corinthians 6:14-18 (click to read all)

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Yes, as this above passage commands, there must be a separation from the world, if ever we wish for God to treat us as His children!

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“A PECULIAR PEOPLE”

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Read once again…“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?…Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” 2nd Corinthians 6:14-18 (read all here)

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Notice in this above passage, that it almost sounds like separation is a pre-requisite to God dealing with us as His children! If for no other reason than to maintain a distinction between the Believer and the world, we need to keep a separation from the many seemingly nice things, which the False Prophet has built his bridge with. “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light:” 1st Peter 2:9.

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Now such a verse as this, calling Christians a royal priesthood, a peculiar people, is an absolutely preposterous idea to many!

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And let’s face it, most of us don’t like rejection. It’s human nature to want to be accepted. Not too many wish to be seen as an “odd duck”! And so, many Christians try very hard to blend in.

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IS ‘BLENDING-IN’ A BAD THING?

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And truthfully, there’s nothing wrong with trying to blend-in. On the other hand, there’s nothing wrong with being distinctively Christian either!

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The problem comes in when a Christian begins to adorn his or her self with ungodly adornments: un-Christ-like conversation, dementing associations, corrupting amusements and compromising places of revelry.

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All these seemingly nice things begin to becloud our spiritual senses, and gradually and imperceptibly revert us back into the spirit of the world.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Satan, The False Prophet who offers a world-loving gospel – www.signsofheaven.org

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SORRY, BRIDGE OUT!

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Oh well, yes, we must work and raise our families, and do other things in society. And it’s true, we can’t come completely out of the world. But the fact is, we can come a good way out, if we so-choose!

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And no, we are not to begin wearing uniforms, grow a long beard, or speak in “Thee’s” and “Thou’s”.

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But we need to guard our heart with all diligence against becoming one in spirit with the world…We need to NOT allow ourselves to cross that bridge back into the world. We need to study God’s Word, to understand just where is the proper boundary-line between using, but not abusing the things of the world.

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“…Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” 2nd Corinthians 6:14-18 (read all)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, give me wisdom to know where to draw the line between using the things of this world, but not abusing the things of this world (see 1st Corinthians 7:31) Let my life become a life of purity and holiness, not with pretentious things, but with the quiet warmth of Christ’s Spirit, dwelling within me…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… ““Vanity Fair” & The False Prophet” or you can also read… “Floodwaters of the False Prophet: ‘Atheism & Psychology'”

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE ARK IN THE HEAVENS

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Two Turtledoves birds & Flower Of The Field Constellations

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If a person goes out at night, beginning in April (earlier in southern-most latitudes, and later in northern-most), in the pre-dawn hour, they just might locate the constellation commonly referred to as theSagittarius Constellation . It is located in the southern sky. (Each night it appears a little earlier, slowly inching westward, through the summer, until it finally disappears below the western horizon in November.)

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Ark of the Covenant Constellation

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At first, it simply appears as two twin birds flying westward. But if you look once again, it just might appear as a long box-like figure, with one star on the right, as you face it, and two stars on the left. The box, of course would be the Ark, and the stars on either side would represent angels, which are sometimes referred to as stars in the Bible (for instance, “the seven stars are the angels…” Revelation 1:20). To the right is a star-chart from Wikipedia, in which the editor of this site has sketched in this Sagittarius Constellation, to show how God created it to appear.

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ABOVE PICTURE – Summer Constellations with Two Turtledoves (Sagittarius) & Flower Of The Field Constellations (Scorpio) – signsofheaven.org – Not for profit uses!

Star-chart to right is from Wikipedia. Editor has sketched over Sagittarius to show this Ark Constellation.

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Ark of the Covenant Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

DECEMBER 11 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 28: “Raising Up Good Little Babylonians!”)

 

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 29 (The Revelation 12 Crown Constellation, Part 4: “Hold Fast To What Thou Hast!” FURTHER CONTINUED)

By admin On May 1st, 2021

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 29

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The Revelation 12 Crown Constellation, Part 4: “Hold Fast To What Thou Hast!” FURTHER CONTINUED

To read Part 1, click here…January 15 (The Revelation 12 Crown Constellation, Part 1: “Hold Fast To What Thou Hast!”)

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THIS IS A CONTINUATION OF YESTERDAY’S DEVOTIONAL (CLICK HERE TO READ)

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“The backslider in heart

shall be filled with his own ways:”

Proverbs 14:14

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In the Book of Job (pronounced with a long “o”), we read the he was “the greatest of all men of the east” Job 1:3

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And outwardly, Job was “perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.” Job 1:1  

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JOB’S TRIALS BEGIN

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But the day arrived when God allowed Satan to sift Job, even as Satan sifted Peter, “as wheat”. Luke 22:31

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Yes, the horrible trials brought upon Job were designed to see whether or not he would curse God.

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ALL FINGERS POINT AT JOB

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But then, as this wonderful story unfolds, his three “miserable comforters” Eliphaz, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Job_and_his_friends.jpgBildad, and Zophar each engaged in a very long dialogue with Job, pointing their fingers and accusing him of all sorts of sins as the cause for God’s curse to come upon him.  

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And then after that, Elihu, the young man who patiently waited until the three “friends” had finished accusing Job, began to speak.

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The next few chapters contain Elihu’s correct assessment of Job: inward sin which God was attempting to reveal to Job.

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Elihu and Job – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“THE LORD ANSWERED JOB OUT OF THE WHIRLWIND”

Job 38:1 

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The reason for these questions was to make Job realize that God has purposes far higher than mankind can know or understand. 

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“I SHALL COME FORTH AS GOLD!”

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And so, God allowed the Devil to send those fiery trials upon Job, to cleanse out the hidden sins of pride, anger, self-righteousness, and self-pity from Job’s heart.

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Just listen to Job’s very own words…“But He (God) knoweth the way that I take: when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.” Job 23:10

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Here is revealed that it was God’s intention to allow Job’s fiery trials to ultimately root out these inner sins, which nobody knew about except God. 

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“WHEREFORE I ABHOR MYSELF AND REPENT…”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bonnat02.jpghttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Job_and_his_friends.jpgBut at the end of Job’s trials, Job had been successfully cleansed, causing Job to humbly exclaim…“I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth Thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.” Job 42:5, 6

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Yes, Job now fully understood that his fiery trials were brought upon him by God Himself, for the purpose of exposing his sins to himself. And Job finally realized how great and wonderful that God is, and what an unrighteous sinner that he (Job) actually was.

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But Job finally emerged out of his trials totally cleansed. And God blessed Job with long life and twice as much as he had prior to his trials!

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Job (oil on canvas) by Bonnat, Leon Joseph Florentin (1833-1922) – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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IN THE MIRY PIT

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Many of us (including this website’s editor) have been careless and sloppy, and have allowed Satan to steal away our heaven-sent gifts, letting him snatch them from us, as a thief might do!

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And because of this, God has allowed the Devil to fill us with our own sinful ways! “A backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways” applies to us! God has filled us with our backsliding ways! And as a result, we have fallen into that proverbial “miry pit”, spoken of in such places as Job 30:19… “He (God) hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.”  

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But God has allowed this to happen to us, that in the end, our fiery trials will burn away the dross from our hearts, so that like Job, we too will “come forth as gold”.

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“THERE SHALL BE WEEPING AND GNASHING OF TEETH” 

Matthew 8:12 

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When we read that “a backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways”, we must http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Job_and_his_friends.jpgremember http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Job_and_his_friends.jpgwhat happened to Job. He had to go through a specified amount of time of suffering before God gave him victory.

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And so it is with God’s disobedient people. We too must serve out our time of punishment. That’s possibly why we sometimes must suffer by repeating the same nagging sin over and over until the day we finally get victory over that sin. God wants us to become thoroughly sick of that sin. And just as God sent Judah through 70 years of captivity for their sins, so also we must serve out our time in the miry pit, unable to get out until we have fully been cured of that lust.

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Job (oil on canvas) by Bonnat, Leon Joseph Florentin (1833-1922) – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY”

Proverbs 25:25

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The Good News is, that by hiding God’s great and precious promises in our hearts, we might go http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgthrough these trials, relying on those promises to guide us and to give us peace in the midst of the storm ahead.

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And at the end, we too may say along with Job…“I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth Thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.” Job 42:5, 6

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Yes, finally God’s true worshipers will have been thoroughly cleansed and thoroughly purified from all “wood, hay and stubble”. 1st Corinthians 3:12

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And at that time, the following passage will be fully realized…

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“The LORD hath done great things for us;

whereof we are glad…

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

He that goeth forth and weepeth,

bearing precious seed,

shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,

bringing his sheaves with him.”

Psalms 126:3, 5, 6  

 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to hold fast to any good thing that I have…

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READ MORE…

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(FOR FURTHER EXPLORATION, READ THE ARTICLE…  April 4 (Eternal Torment? Part 18: “Stuck In The Miry Pit!”), or you can also read…July 13th (Time of Jacob’s Trouble, Part 1: Alone With God) (please read this entire series)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

 

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FIVE WISE VIRGINS STARS

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This constellation was identified on May 22nd, 2014. It is simply five stars, two from the Serpens Constellation, and three from the Hercules Constellation.

Wikipedia Star-Chart - Corona Borealis

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What gives this constellation impetus and significance is that it appears as five evenly positioned stars, in a slight oval pattern, as if they were sitting in a meeting, listening, or perhaps watching someone.

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Second, they appear to be gathered in front of The Crown of Revelation 12 Constellation. (just below Corona Borealis in this Wikipedia star-chart, in which the editor of this site sketched in these two constellations)

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ABOVE STAR-CHART – Summer constellation – Five Wise Virgins Stars & The Glorious Crown – Corona Borealis – signsofheaven.org – Not for profit uses! – Wikipedia Star chart with constellations drawn in by this website.

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GATHERED AROUND GLORIOUS CROWN!

Corona Borealis/Bootes & Five Wise Virgins

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The position of these stars is significant in a number of ways. The first, being that these Five Wise Virgins are gathered around the 12-star Crown of Revelation 12. And the obvious message here is, that these wise virgins represent the faithful portion of God’s Church. And as wise virgins, they understand the importance of winning the glorious crown of victory, which Jesus promised.

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Listen… “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.” 1st Corinthians 9:24, 25. 

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And so, God is showing us the difference between the wise and the foolish in His Church. While the wise are gathered around this crown of victory, the foolish are nowhere to be found. 

 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Five Wise Virgins Stars” or you can also read… “The Five Foolish Virgins Stars”

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TOMORROW:

A WORK IN PROGRESS: May 29 (A 3-Fingered Judgment-Day, Part : “Hypocritical Scorners In The News””)

 

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 27 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 18: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow?” . Also Read at Page Bottom, “A New Heart For The Tin Man”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 27

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As The Flower of the Field, Part 18: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow?”

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Also Read at Page Bottom, “A New Heart For The Tin Man”

To read Part 1, click here… “March 19th (As the Flower of the Field!)”

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“Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby

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Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true

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“Someday I’ll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That’s where you’ll find me

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“Somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then oh why can’t I?

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“If happy little blue birds fly beyond the rainbow
Why oh why can’t I?”

Songwriters: E.Y. Harburg, Harold Arlen

Somewhere Over The Rainbow lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, CONEXION MEDIA GROUP, INC.

Lyrics courtesy of www.lyricsfreak.com

Young girl or lady – Järnefelt_Saimi_in_the_Meadow – 1892 – Wikipedia US public domain

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And what movie was that?

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The Wizard of Oz, of course!

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Well, those familiar with John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress understand that the Wizard of Oz was merely the secular world’s version of Bunyan’s masterpiece tale.

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“SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW”

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Wizard_of_Oz_Judy_Garland_1939.jpgNevertheless, the movie became a household name in many countries, no doubt. And Judy Garland likewise became an overnight sensation in her role as young Dorothy of Kansas.

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And the song, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” became a mega-hit, still today, being recorded by such artists as Israel (IZ) Kamakawiwoʻole and others.

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This song sang of wishing upon a star, and of a place where one’s dreams come true. And it sang of a place where bluebirds fly through skies of blue, and troubles melt away like lemon drops.

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Yes, this song was full of hope and promise! One of the most beautiful of all popular songs!

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Wizard of Oz Judy Garland – 1939 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME?

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Judy_Garland_Over_the_Rainbow_2.jpgAnd the lovely, fresh-faced young lady, Judy Garland, captured the hearts of millions of movie-goers, as she looked dreamily up into the sky, and sang that beautiful song in that magical movie.

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Well, the gist of that movie was that after her adventure in the land of Oz, she finally realized that her home which she left, was, well, to put it in her own words…“There’s no place like home!”

 

Judy Garland sings Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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JUDY’S TRAGIC LIFE

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Ah, but that was merely a Hollywood movie! https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Judy_Garland#/media/File:Judysgrave.jpg

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Because in real life, that beautiful young girl, who played Dorothy of Kansas, quickly grew up in this dark and evil world, only to become hopelessly hooked on drugs. And her life began a downward course until finally, she tragically died at the young age of 46. Her fresh-faced beauty fell away like that proverbial flower of the field.

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Obviously, Judy never found that magical place somewhere over the rainbow, where dreams come true. Just the opposite! She literally went through a living Hell-on-Earth with her drug addiction! Maybe, instead of “There’s no place like home” she should have rather sang, “There’s no place like this Hell-on-Earth I’m going through!”

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MANY TRAGIC TALES IN THIS WORLD

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And truth-be-told, the heart-breaking story of Judy Garland is an all too familiar tale in this sad and tragic world.

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Yes, a great percentage of people likewise become slaves to drugs and alcohol. And many of them also die an early death.

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Others suffer from various other maladies.

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A great percentage of the world’s populace go through horrible circumstances of one type or another: divorce, disease, mental problems, crime, rape, war, loss of loved-ones, old age, kidnapping, loneliness, financial problems, loss of job, and a host of similar personal https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Affordable_uncontested_divorce_in_calgary.jpgtragedies.

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Depressionen.jpgAnd even those who seem to live a charmed life, eventually suffer and die a hopeless death!

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Highbrow drunkard – cropped photo – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

Lady in sling – Photo by Liz Roll – FEMA – Elderly cared for in Louisiana – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

Divorce – cropped photo – Wikimedia – the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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But there is Good News, even in this hopeless and tragic world!

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The fact is, there is a place somewhere over the rainbow, where dreams actually do come true!

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Listen to how the Bible describes this place…“And I saw a new heaven and a new Earth: for the first heaven and the first Earth were passed away…And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:1, 4

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Yes, this above verse speaks of a land which the Bible calls, “The Promised Land”. And all those who decidedly followed Jesus out of this sad and hopeless world, will all be there in that wonderful and beautiful land!

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And all are invited to join this mass end-time exodus out of this dark and tragically hopeless world to that land where we will be forever happy and forever young!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to fully realize the meaninglessness of this life and to fully appreciate the infinite value of the world-to-come…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“October 26th (It’s a throw-away world!)”, or you can also read this next article…“April 22nd (All Is Meaningless!)”

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

 

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THE FLOWER OF THE FIELD CONSTELLATION

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This is perhaps one of the most amazing constellations that God has created! It truly looks like a flower, and appears to be blowing in the direction of westward. But as autumn draws near, this constellation appears to bow itself down, just like the flowers of Earth bow down, at the summer’s end.

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And these are not merely obscure stars! No! These are among the biggest and brightest stars in the night heavens!

Two Turtledoves-Flower of the Field- Cross/Scepter Constellations

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The Two Turtle-Doves Constellation is also known as Sagittarius .

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The Flower of the Field is commonly known as Scorpio .

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But there is another obvious aspect to this constellation group. Notice that the birds are flying in the same direction as the flower is bending; it is as if the east wind is blowing these heavenly messengers…

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“The wind blows where it desires, and you hear the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. John 3:8.

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So here is another incredible Bible concept, written in the heavens! And God has spoken of these signs! Listen… “For ever, O LORD, Thy Word is settled in heaven.” Psalm 119:89

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THE ZODIAC CONSTELLATION NAMES

By the way, it is not the purpose of www.theheavensdeclare.net to give any validity to the Zodiac or any pagan deities. But the common names of many constellations must be given, solely for the purpose of locating them on star-charts.

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WHY IS THIS FLOWER POINTING UPWARD?

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To the right is a star-chart from Wikipedia. The editor of this site has sketched in the Flower of the Field Constellation on this constellation commonly referred to as the Scorpio Constellation (plus a few other close-by bright stars).

flower of the field constellation (fixed)

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Do you see the long blade of grass growing from the base of the Flower of the Field? This grass blade is made of the two highest stars of the Lupus Constellation, and the two lowest stars of the Libra Constellation.

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As this Wikipedia star-chart shows, the flower appears to be pointing to Arcturus and the Revelation 12 Woman (shown in sketch below). Arcturus represents Jesus, as He leads His sons (and daughters) on a spiritual journey up a heavenward pathway, as is written… “Canst you bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or can you guide Arcturus with his sons?” Job 38:32.

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ABOVE STAR-CHART: Flower of the Field Constellation commonly known as Scorpio – seen in spring through summer (Flower drawn in over Wikipedia star-chart)

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flower of the Field Constellation”

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TOMORROW…

May 28 (The Revelation 12 Crown Constellation, Part 3: “Hold Fast To What Thou Hast!” CONTINUED)

 

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“A New Heart For The Tin Man?”

To read Part 1, click here… “July 4th (Look Up & Lift Up Your Heads!)”

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“But Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man,

that he didn’t, didn’t already have”

1974 Song, ‘Tin Man’, by ‘America’

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Yes, the Wizard of Oz was a truly incredible work of unforgettable and magical imagery, which made a tremendous impact upon movie fans around the world!

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In it, little fresh-faced Dorothy of Kansas captured the hearts of millions, as she and her three companions sought after the seemingly divine providence of the awesome and dreadful Wizard of Oz!

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WIZARD OF OZ ORIGINAL POSTER 1939 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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But like so many other false ideas emanating from this world, Lucifer’s Kingdom of Babylon, the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGstory of the Wizard of Oz was no exception.

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And today’s devotional is dedicated to exposing just one of those lies/myths.

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And this lie is concerning the Tin Woodsman, who was lacking a heart, and joined Dorothy’s pilgrimage to seek after the Wizard’s providence.

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

Tin Woodman – William Wallace Denslow – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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WIZARD OF OZ: SECULAR WORLD’S ANSWER TO PILGRIM’S PROGRESS

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Oh yes, that magical movie, The Wizard of Oz, captivated the hearts of movie-fans for decades, because it was so http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/File:The_Pilgrim%27s_Progress_by_Byam_Shaw05.jpgcharming, colorful, and masterfully-produced!

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And yet, as wonderful as it seemed, it nevertheless was actually just a cheap “knock-off” of John Bunyan’s allegorical tale, Pilgrim’s Progress.

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And it was actually just the mirror-opposite of Bunyan’s book, in that it directed the movie audience back down to this present world, instead of upward, to Heaven, as did Bunyan’s tale. In other words, the far-away Land of Oz was really just a cleverly-disguised version of this world. And the Wizard was nothing more than an atheist’s version of a non-existent God.

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And the Wizard telling the Tin Man that he didn’t need a heart because he already had one, was just another deceitful lie by the “god of this world”, who would like us to believe that we humans can have inherent goodness apart from God! (see 2nd Corinthians 4:4)

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THE HUMAN HEART: DECEITFUL & DESPERATELY WICKED!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tin_Woodman.pngIt’s just like some songsters sang back in the 1970’s, “But Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man, that he didn’t already have!”

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But nothing could be further from the truth! No, just the opposite! The Bible informs us that the human heart, “is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9

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Yes, the Bible reveals the true condition of the human heart: “deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked”

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“…the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed”

Luke 2:35

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tin_Woodman.pngBut while many unconverted citizens of this, the Devil’s world, have been deluded by that Master-Deceiver into believing they possess a loving heart, there are many others who, like the Tin Man, realize they have a loveless heart. Often these heartless ones are diagnosed by the psychiatric community as being “sociopaths”, lacking any love and lacking a conscience to some degree.

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But truth-be-told, the hour is coming in which all those who have not been truly Born Again will be fully made aware that they too are in need of a heart!

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Yes, the frightful hour is coming in which God will allow the entire world to reveal just how evil and loveless we fallen humans really are!

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“The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of My people.”

Lamentations 4:10

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The Bible actually prophesy’s that parents will even be cannibalizing their own children and visa-versa… “Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter into all the winds.” Ezekiel 5:10

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This Old Testament prophecy will soon be re-fulfilled on a grand world-wide scale!

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Yes, very soon, God is going to remove any false delusion that we humans possess any inherent goodness, apart from God!

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Cannibalism in Russia and Lithuania 1571. – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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GOOD NEWS: “A new heart also will I give you

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The Good News is, that it’s not too late to receive a heart filled with true agape love! Listen again to the Bible…“A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26

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Yes, God can take away any stony-cold loveless heart, and give any one of us who realize that “I too am merely a loveless, heartless Tin-Man” a brand new heart that has the same love and mercy which Jesus has! And as we know, Jesus, our Savior had a heart of infinite love, as He gave His life for an unloving and heartless world who hated Him and spurned His infinite love, crucifying Him on that cruel Cross of Calvary!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me a heart that loves others like Your heart loves…

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TOMORROW…

May 28 (The Revelation 12 Crown Constellation, Part 3: “Hold Fast To What Thou Hast!” CONTINUED)

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 26 (In Every Thing Give Thanks!?! Part 9: “Nick Vujicic: A Pity-Party’s Worst Guest!”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 26

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In Every Thing Give Thanks!?! Part 9: “Nick Vujicic: A Pity-Party’s Worst Guest!”

To read Part 1, click here… February 1st (In Every Thing Give Thanks!?!)

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“I cried because I had no shoes

until I met a man who had no feet”

Helen Keller

(courtesy, www.goodreads.com)

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A certain Christian was going through cancer treatment, and well, was questioning why God was http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hair_pulling_stress.jpgputting him through all this.

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“Why do I have to wear all these tubes? Why has God allowed me to go through all this pain and suffering?” These were just two of the many questions this man was asking.

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And so, his “pity-party” went forward, day-by-day.

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Well, one day while listening to a radio talk show, his ears perked up to an Australian voice that belonged to a man who was born with no arms and virtually no legs, except for a small stub.

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After listening to this man’s amazing testimony about his life, this cancer patient went online to watch one of his videos.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nick_Vujicic_speaking.jpg

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Well, needless to say, this Australian man grew up under these incredibly difficult circumstances. But one day this young man was converted to Christianity. And from that new relationship with the Lord, his life began to change: for the better!

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And now this man (still in his 30’s) goes to various schools and auditoriums to talk to young and old alike about such themes as bullying as well as Christianity (Of course, it is in his talks at schools in which he mostly speaks against bullying, and instead encourages love and kindness to one-another.)

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But what really affected this cancer patient is how well this disabled man has adjusted to his almost unbelievably adverse circumstances! It is amazing to hear his upbeat and hopeful message! He makes them laugh, and he makes them cry, inspiring them to be kind and loving to all!

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Well, of course, any Christian knows, or at least should know that it is God working through this man that gives him the ability to go on and do what he does!

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And when he speaks, his audience is absolutely spell-bound! They hear every single word he says! And after he’s finished, the subject of bullying is now a dead issue in the minds of his hearers. With tears streaming from their eyes they file past this man, Nick Vujicic, and one-by-one hug him as they leave the auditorium.

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Well, needless to say, that cancer patient felt really petty for being angry with God. After all, just look how mightily the Lord is using Nick to spread the Word of Christ to the world! Just look how God has blessed Nick with a wonderful wife and children! Just look at all the many amazing talents that Nick possesses!

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Yes, God “dealt to Nick a very tough hand of cards to play with”, as the saying goes! But God has turned Nick’s very tragic life into an incredible ministry and a wonderful inspiration and encouragement to all who are going through various types of pain and suffering!

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But beware! Nick is the last guy you want to see showing up at your very own pity-party!

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And of course, it was the woman born blind, Helen Keller, who once said…“I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.” 

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THE READER IS INVITED TO WATCH THIS VIDEO OF NICK SPEAKING TO STUDENTS…

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to fully trust in Thy sovereign will for my life. Keep me from becoming angry when things don’t turn out the way I would like them to…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… NOVEMBER 9 (When My Body Becomes My Torture Chamber), or you can also read… October 12th (Prayer in a Fragile World!) (read this entire little series)

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THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE ARTICLE… “THE ARMOR OF GOD”

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“PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD”…

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 I didn’t understand all that Ephesians 6 was talking about. “What does it mean to put on ‘the breast plate of righteousness'”? This was very puzzling to me… “How does a person just put something like that on?” This was a concept above my comprehension.

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“And how does a person ‘put on the helmet of salvation'”, I thought to myself… “especially while Satan is condemning and accusing every moment?”

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“And how do you put on the shoes, with the gospel of peace’?” I couldn’t understand these concepts. I was too new in the faith.

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ONE CONCEPT THAT DID MAKE SENSE…

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But there was one thing I could understand. I knew what it meant to take thesword of the spirit, which is the word of God”. Now that I got! Read the Bible! That’s a simple concept! Yeah! 

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The sketch above is Orion the Soldier and the Dragon of Revelation 12. They begin to rise in the east in the fall and gradually move westward, finally sinking in the west in the spring. Find Orion first. Look for his 3-star belt. Then find the 4 bright stars of his shoulders and feet. Then locate the Dragon’s mouth (AKA Hyades).

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Orion the Soldier (Armor of God)

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TOMORROW…

May 27 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 18: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow?”) Also Read, (“A New Heart For The Tin Man”) 

 

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 23 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 17: “It’s a ‘Lose-Lose’ World!”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 23

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As The Flower of the Field, Part 17: “It’s a ‘Lose-Lose’ World!”

To read Part 1, click here… “March 19th (As the Flower of the Field!)”

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“All flesh is grass,

and all the goodliness thereof

is as the flower of the field:

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth:

because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it:

surely the people is grass.

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth:

but the Word of our God shall stand for ever.”

Isaiah 40:6-8

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Yes, the world is very wise about worldly matters. They sense when some venture is going to pay off! Especially those involved in stock-market trading. They are usually very savvy individuals.

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EVERYTHING IN THIS WORLD IS A “LOSE-LOSE” DEAL

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But we cannot seem to see that the supposed “win-win” deals are actually “lose-lose” deals when we step back and look at them from a long-term vantage point.

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EVERYTHING WILL FAIL

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Take sports, for example. My team might be winning this season. But sooner or later, they’re https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%22WIN%22_football.jpggoing to start losing.

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The same with politics. My political party might be presently enjoying big victories. But sooner or later, the opposing party is going to start enjoying victories.

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You might say that both sports and politics are a ‘lose-lose’ endeavor. Eventually my side is going to lose!

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“ONE GENERATION COMES, WHILE ANOTHER PASSES AWAY

(see Ecclesiastes 1:1, 2)

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Yes, it’s a ‘Lose-Lose’ world we live in. We might be successful this year. But next year has no guarantees. Any one of a thousand different calamities could fall upon us and wipe us out!

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“EVERYTHING IS DUST IN THE WIND!”

From the song, “Dust In The Wind”

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Well, this same principle applies to every aspect of life. Every thing in this world is temporary, and eventually fail!

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Even should we live a long and happy life, eventually we will return to the dust of the earth! 

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Yes, it’s definitely a “lose-lose” world!

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THE FLOWER OF THE FIELD CONSTELLATION

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Well, God has given us a great sign in the night-heavens. It is called the “Flower of the Field Constellation”. It was formerly known as Scorpio (plus a few stars from neighboring constellations).

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You see, this amazing constellation begins very upright in the spring. But as summer turns to fall, this constellation appears to bow down, just like actual flowers do when winter draws near.

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Flower of the Field Constellation commonly known as Scorpio – seen in spring through summer

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THIS WORLD WILL CRUMBLE

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Galanthus_nivalis_(snowdrop)_flower_FS17.jpgAnd this present world is much like the flower of the field. Yes, most every living thing in this world enjoys a season of strength and vitality. But it won’t be long until they begin to bow down and eventually wither and die.

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Even many inanimate things do the same. Various man-made institutions have their life-span. They thrive for some years. But eventually they fail and fall away. Even nations have their own ‘time in the sun’, so to speak.

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But eventually they begin to bow down like the little flower, or they crumble like the castle made of sand.

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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But the Good News is, there is one thing that will never bow down, fade away, or crumble.

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And just what is that?

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It is the gift of Salvation. Yes, Salvation will never fail nor crumble nor fade away! It is forever and ever! And the Promised Land that we are traveling to, will likewise be forever! It too will never fail. And in that wonderful land, we will be forever young! And forever joyful! And forever peaceful!

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A TRUE “WIN-WIN” DEAL!

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TO READ PART 18, CLICK HERE…May 27 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 18: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow?”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to fully realize the meaninglessness of this life and to fully appreciate the infinite value of the world-to-come…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“October 26th (It’s a throw-away world!)”, or you can also read this next article…“April 22nd (All Is Meaningless!)”

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE FLOWER OF THE FIELD CONSTELLATION 

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This is perhaps one of the most amazing constellations that God has created! It truly looks like a flower, and appears to be blowing in the direction of westward. But as autumn draws near, this constellation appears to bow itself down, just like the flowers of Earth bow down, at the summer’s end.

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And these are not merely obscure stars! No! These are among the biggest and brightest stars in the night heavens!

Two Turtledoves-Flower of the Field- Cross/Scepter Constellations

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The Two Turtle-Doves Constellation is also known as Sagittarius .

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The Flower of the Field is commonly known as Scorpio .

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But there is another obvious aspect to this constellation group. Notice that the birds are flying in the same direction as the flower is bending; it is as if the east wind is blowing these heavenly messengers…

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“The wind blows where it desires, and you hear the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. John 3:8.

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So here is another incredible Bible concept, written in the heavens! And God has spoken of these signs! Listen… “For ever, O LORD, Thy Word is settled in heaven.” Psalm 119:89

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THE ZODIAC CONSTELLATION NAMES

By the way, it is not the purpose of www.theheavensdeclare.net to give any validity to the Zodiac or any pagan deities. But the common names of many constellations must be given, solely for the purpose of locating them on star-charts.

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WHY IS THIS FLOWER POINTING UPWARD?

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To the right is a star-chart from Wikipedia. The editor of this site has sketched in the Flower of the Field Constellation on this constellation commonly referred to as the Scorpio Constellation (plus a few other close-by bright stars).

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Do you see the long blade of grass growing from the base of the Flower of the Field? This grass blade is made of the two highest stars of the Lupus Constellation, and the two lowest stars of the Libra Constellation.

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As this Wikipedia star-chart shows, the flower appears to be pointing to Arcturus and the Revelation 12 Woman (shown in sketch below). Arcturus represents Jesus, as He leads His sons (and daughters) on a spiritual journey up a heavenward pathway, as is written… “Canst you bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or can you guide Arcturus with his sons?” Job 38:32.

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Flower of the Field Constellation commonly known as Scorpio – seen in spring through summer

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flower of the Field Constellation”

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TOMORROW…

 

May 24 (The False Prophet, Part 31: “The False Prophet’s Two Horns Concerning Capitalism VS. Socialism!”)

 

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 22 (And The Nations Were Angry! Part 7: “The Dragon’s 6th Head & The 6th Commandment”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 22

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And The Nations Were Angry! Part 7: “The Dragon’s 6th Head & The 6th Commandment”

To read Part 1, go here…October 24th (And The Nations Were Angry!)

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“THOU SHALT NOT KILL”

The 6th Commandment – Exodus 20:13

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As we survey the world landscape, it appears that anger and hatred are rapidly increasing.

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Already in foreign lands, Christians and other groups are being driven out, tortured, and even killed.

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But what about the western nations of Europe, which once enjoyed the great Christian Reformation?

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Yes, these nations too, by turning their backs on Christianity are now suffering more and more violence and hatred.

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WHAT ABOUT THE USA?

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But what about America? Certainly America still supports Christianity, at least to a certain degree.

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Unfortunately, what began as a nation founded on the principal of free political/religious speech, has now decided that non-politically-correct speech as well as biblical preaching should be banned.

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“Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.”

1st John 3:13

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Oh yes, this growing intolerance seems to be just beginning.

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But as this anti-free speech movement picks up momentum, it shouldn’t be long until true biblical Christianity is finally crushed, or so it will seem.

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However, what is even more amazing is to behold how the anti-Christian political forces, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flower_Power_demonstrator.jpgwho once claimed to love freedom of speech, are now becoming violently opposed to it.

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But if that’s not amazing enough, this same group, which loved to proclaim itself to be lovers and defenders of peace and compassion and brotherly kindness, are becoming more and more hateful and violent and cruel against their political enemies.

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Many Internet videos now reveal just how physically violent the members of this so-called, “peace and love and tolerance” group are becoming (Of course, we can just be confident that these revealing videos will soon be censored by the Internet giants).

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6TH HEAD OF THE BEAST & THE 6TH COMMANDMENT

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But what must be remembered is that atheism/socialism/humanitarianism is merely part of the Antichrist Beast’s seven heads: it is the 6th head to be exact.

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And as this website has pointed out, this beast’s 7 heads seem to correspond to the first seven commandments.

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Now why is this information germane to today’s topic of violence?

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Very simply put, the 6th commandment forbids murder. But of course this Antichrist Beast of Revelation 13 is opposed to God’s Law. It is therefore no surprise that this 6th head is likewise opposed to the 6th Commandment as well!

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“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold”

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Matthew 24:12

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And so, let’s not be surprised if we begin to see this current-day hatred begin to become violent, eventually developing into outright murder of their political and Christian foes.

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Even right now we hear an increasing number of mobs calling for the assassination of various political and religious leaders.

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“HANDS THAT SHED INNOCENT BLOOD”

Proverbs 6:17

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And even right now, this 6th head is encouraging women to abort their own children in the womb.

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And it is no surprise that abortion is now even celebrated, as if it is a good thing to murder one’s own offspring.

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This is the murderous nature of this 6th head of the Antichrist beast.

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And even right now there is a growing movement encouraging sick and elderly people to consider assisted suicide.

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And chances are, this movement will continue to develop into a more aggressive and demanding ideology.

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RUN CHRISTIAN, RUN!

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Yes, the end of all things is definitely at hand!

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And so, let’s flee to the mountain of God’s holiness, the heavenly Mount Sion. And let’s hide ourselves in the ragged rocks of God’s Word until the indignation be overpast (see Isaiah 2:20-22 & 26:20, 21)

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“And He said, What hast thou done?

the voice of thy brother’s blood

crieth unto Me from the ground.” 

Genesis 4:10  

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TO READ PART 9, CLICK HERE…Daily Devotional, Year 4  – June 17 (And The Nations Were Angry! Part 9: “You Say You Want A Revolution”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to hide myself in this day when you are causing the nations to drink of Thy cup of fury…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…August 11 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 13: “Revelation 11:18: Why Are The Nations Angry?”), or you can also read…April 17 (The False Prophet, Part 29: “The 6th Head: Cruel Compassion Regarding Abortion”), or you can also read…January 8 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 39: “What If The Nations Fail?”

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LOCATING THE DRAGON

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THE DRAGON of REVELATION 12 CONSTELLATION . The Dragon Constellation can be located by finding Orion in winter months. The Dragon is to Orion’s left, and the Dragon’s mouth is right next to Orion’s shield. This Dragon’s mouth is the V-like constellation The Hyades Cluster, which is the very same constellation that comprises the head of Taurus the Bull. In other words, Hyades is also known as the head of Taurus the Bull. And Hyades is the mouth of this Dragon.

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The tip of the Dragon’s tail is composed of that star-cluster known as The Pleiades. The Pleiades is actually in the shape of a lion’s furry tassel tip of his tail. The sketch below shows this Pleiades as the tail tip.

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Now with aid of a dark starry night, you may begin to connect this mouth and the tail with a very long body in an oval shape. The front and back legs are very well-defined with stars. The front legs are made partially of Taurus. The back legs and rear fin are made of the Cetus Constellation. But the long oval-shaped body has relatively few stars, but can been seen, howbeit with a dark starry night. The four stars of the front fins are made partially of Taurus. This Dragon constellation appears in the eastern horizon about mid-summer in the pre-dawn hours, spewing his flood-waters northward toward the Woman of Revelation 12 (Woman in Travail). The Wave of Water is primarily composed of the Constellation Auriga. The are two more less bright stars which are closest to the Dragon’s mouth. These two dimmer stars are also part of this Wave of Water.

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction

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TOMORROW:

May 23 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 16: “It’s a ‘Lose-Lose’ World!”)

 

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 21 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 16: “A World of Wilting Flowers?”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 21

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As The Flower of the Field, Part 16: “A World of Wilting Flowers?”

To read Part 1, click here… “March 19th (As the Flower of the Field!)”

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“All flesh is grass,

and all the goodliness thereof

is as the flower of the field:

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth:

because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it:

surely the people is grass.

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth:

but the Word of our God shall stand for ever.”

Isaiah 40:6-8

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As one looks to the south, a great constellation commonly referred to as Scorpio, begins to appear in early spring. But God purposely created this constellation to look like a giant flower. Yes, in the springtime, when flowers of the earth begin to appear, so does this great Flower of the Field Constellation!

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And if this is not amazing enough, as spring turns to summer and summer turns to fall, this great flower appears to bow down, even as earthly flowers begin to bow down and eventually wilt and die.

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Likewise, as time races by, we too eventually bow down, wither, and finally return to the earth.

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Flower of the Field Constellation commonly known as Scorpio – seen in spring through summer

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TIME SPEEDS UP!

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Isn’t it amazing to watch an old television show or movie, and see glamorous “movie stars” start out with fresh and beautiful faces. But as we see more recent movies of these same actors, they begin to appear more haggard and worn! Yes, it was not until about the twentieth century that the movie camera was able to record the progressive down-turn of once lovely, once handsome superstars! And like never before, people can see how temporal and fleeting that our lives really are!

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And let’s face it, the older we get the more rapid that time passes! It is like a locomotive that gradually picks up more and more steam, finally racing down the tracks of time, speeding towards its final destination!

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GOOD NEWS!

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Well, the very Good News in all this negativity is that we don’t have to accept the same fate as the little flower of the field! No, for God has created another flower constellation, known as the “Flower of Heaven Constellation”!

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This is made up of several constellations, and appears at the end of winter, as the Signs Of heaven story ends. And this constellation has attached itself to the Altar Constellation, and represents all those who are redeemed from this dying planet!

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Yes, even though we start out as the fading Flower of the Field, we can hitch a ride, so to speak, on the Altar of Heaven, the very same altar where the Lamb of God was once sacrificed on our behalf!

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And by so-doing we will become like a Flower of Heaven where the roses never fade, but will bloom for all eternity in that beautiful Promised Land, a land overflowing with milk and honey!

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ABOVE STAR-CHART – late winter – Woman on the altar & Flower of Heaven Constellation w/leaves

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TO READ PART 17, CLICK HERE...Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 23 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 17: “It’s a ‘Lose-Lose’ World!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to fully realize the meaninglessness of this life and to fully appreciate the infinite value of the world-to-come…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“October 26th (It’s a throw-away world!)”, or you can also read this next article…“April 22nd (All Is Meaningless!)”

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THE FLOWER OF THE FIELD CONSTELLATION 

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This is perhaps one of the most amazing constellations that God has created! It truly looks like a flower, and appears to be blowing in the direction of westward. But as autumn draws near, this constellation appears to bow itself down, just like the flowers of Earth bow down, at the summer’s end.

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And these are not merely obscure stars! No! These are among the biggest and brightest stars in the night heavens!

Two Turtledoves-Flower of the Field- Cross/Scepter Constellations

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The Two Turtle-Doves Constellation is also known as Sagittarius .

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The Flower of the Field is commonly known as Scorpio .

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But there is another obvious aspect to this constellation group. Notice that the birds are flying in the same direction as the flower is bending; it is as if the east wind is blowing these heavenly messengers…

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“The wind blows where it desires, and you hear the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. John 3:8.

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So here is another incredible Bible concept, written in the heavens! And God has spoken of these signs! Listen… “For ever, O LORD, Thy Word is settled in heaven.” Psalm 119:89

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THE ZODIAC CONSTELLATION NAMES

By the way, it is not the purpose of www.theheavensdeclare.net to give any validity to the Zodiac or any pagan deities. But the common names of many constellations must be given, solely for the purpose of locating them on star-charts.

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WHY IS THIS FLOWER POINTING UPWARD?

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To the right is a star-chart from Wikipedia. The editor of this site has sketched in the Flower of the Field Constellation on this constellation commonly referred to as the Scorpio Constellation (plus a few other close-by bright stars).

flower of the field constellation (fixed)

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Do you see the long blade of grass growing from the base of the Flower of the Field? This grass blade is made of the two highest stars of the Lupus Constellation, and the two lowest stars of the Libra Constellation.

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As this Wikipedia star-chart shows, the flower appears to be pointing to Arcturus and the Revelation 12 Woman (shown in sketch below). Arcturus represents Jesus, as He leads His sons (and daughters) on a spiritual journey up a heavenward pathway, as is written… “Canst you bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or can you guide Arcturus with his sons?” Job 38:32.

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Flower of the Field Constellation commonly known as Scorpio – seen in spring through summer

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flower of the Field Constellation”

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TOMORROW…

May 22 (And The Nations Were Angry! Part 8: “The Dragon’s 6th Head & The 6th Commandment”)

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Today’s Devotional, Year 4 – May 20 (Mark Now Given, Part 7: “Masters of the Universe or Just Useful Pawns of Satan?”)

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Today’s Devotional, Year 4 – May 20

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Mark Now Given, Part 7: “Masters of the Universe or Just Useful Pawns of Satan?”

To read Part 1, go here…Today’s Devotional – April 3rd (Mark Now Given!)

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“And that no man might buy or sell,

save he that had the mark,

or the name of the beast,

or the number of his name.”

Revelation 13:17

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This nation was founded upon the principle of “freedom of political and religious speech”.

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This was a response which this nation’s founding fathers implemented to be a safe-guard against the same kind of oppression that went on for centuries in Europe, in which freedom of speech was not allowed.

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And this very critical component of this nation’s liberty has survived for over two centuries now.

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Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States by H.C. Christy – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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“BUY THE TRUTH AND SELL IT NOT!”

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DDLI.pngIsaiah 23:23

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But nations rise and all nations eventually fall. And unfortunately, it is Satan’s purpose to bring us back under totalitarian control.

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And so, we are beginning to see a growing intolerance for “freedom of speech”. It is nothing short of amazing to see so great a portion of the citizenry so willing to discard the freedoms which their forefathers fought and died to preserve! We are like the spoiled child who foolishly squanders his inheritance from his deceased father’s hard-earned, life-long savings!

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MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE?

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DDLI.pngA certain Internet news organization has dubbed the CEO’s of the major search engines and social-websites as “Masters of the Universe”, because of their vast power to control so much of the world’s freedom of speech. Yes, once these companies finally grew to achieve almost total monopolistic control of the Internet, they decided it was safe for them to become self-appointed “thought police”.

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And it’s true, that these few men have been placed in a position which allows them to send “bots” through the Internet universe to seek and to search out any website that is publishing articles which these so-called, “Masters of the Universe” consider to be harmful or offensive, “politically incorrect”, in some way.

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HATE SPEECH?

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Now of course, in this day and age, society cannot come right out and ban http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DDLI.pngfreedom of speech. At least, not in this country.

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No, but rather, Satan has craftily worked in the shadows to enact seemingly “good” laws which supposedly, “help people out”, by banning what has become known as, “Hate Speech”. Yes, in the name of so-called, “brotherly kindness”, our society is attempting to “protect us” by banning any speech they deem, “harmful” in some way.

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And just what do they consider, “Hate Speech”?

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THE WORLD “FRAMES MISCHIEF” BY ENACTING UNJUST LAWShttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DDLI.png

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Listen to God’s Word…“Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?” Psalm 94:20

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Here is a prophecy which is just now finding its grand fulfillment, as society begins to enact unjust laws and social maxims, which will ultimately be used to silence the true Gospel!

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SATAN’S USEFUL PAWNS

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And these so-called, “Masters of the Universe”, are working under the guise that they are only “protecting the http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DDLI.pngpublic” by banning any speech which seems hateful to them, or that can, “cause a riot”, or is offensive in some way, etc…

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But truth-be-told, these “Masters of the Universe” are merely useful pawns (as we all are, prior to Salvation) in the hands of “the god of this world”, Lucifer, now called, “The Devil” and “Satan”.

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Yes, they are merely humans guided by unseen evil angels, who are carrying out the master plan of God’s Arch-Enemy, Satan! And he will soon cut off the true Gospel from being preached. Even now, such websites have seemingly been “blacklisted” by a certain search engine giant, and only gets a trickle of daily visitors, compared to months and years past. Hopefully, this situation will change, if God desires it.

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“SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES”

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But the fact is, it is not the CEO’s who are doing all this mischief on the Internet. No, but rather, that old serpent, the Devil, is the actual “Master of this Antichrist World” who is cutting off the true Gospel. And the only Gospels http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGwhich might be allowed to continue to be preached will probably be those who preach only soft and non-offensive and worldly sentiments!

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Listen…“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12

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Here above, is revealed that our struggle is not against mere humans. No, but rather, our battle is against the forces of the darkness of this world: invisible armies headed up by the true “Master of his own Universe”, Lucifer, the invisible fallen rebel angel, now reigning and ruling over this fallen, evil planet!

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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GOOD NEWS!

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Well, the Good News in all this bad report is, that even though it becomes more and more difficult to preach the true Gospel, the Lord will not be hindered in His purpose for His people!

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For the Lord will polish His precious jewels (His faithful followers), so that a Believer will shine increasingly more brightly until he (or she) will dazzle, yea, even blind any unbelieving onlooker, to the point that the onlooker will, “so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.” 1st Corinthians 14:25

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Global Warning – Judgment – Christ Coming by Julian Osley – cropped photo – Wikimedia – Share Alike License

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to prepare myself to stand in the coming evil months ahead. Help me to be fully armored…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Mark of the Beast & Seal of God” or you can also read… January 26th (Buying & Selling The Gospel)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LOCATING THE DRAGON

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The Dragon Constellation can be located by finding Orion in winter months. The Dragon is to Orion’s left, and the Dragon’s mouth is right next to Orion’s shield. This Dragon’s mouth is the V-like constellation The Hyades Cluster, which is the very same constellation that comprises the head of Taurus the Bull.

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In other words, Hyades is also known as the head of Taurus the Bull. And Hyades is the mouth of this Dragon.

Revelation 12 Dragon w/text

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The tip of the Dragon’s tail is composed of that star-cluster known as The Pleiades. The Pleiades is actually in the shape of a lion’s furry tassel tip of his tail. The sketch below shows this Pleiades as the tail tip.

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Now with aid of a dark starry night, you may begin to connect this mouth and the tail with a very long body in an oval shape. The front and back legs are very well-defined with stars. The front legs are made partially of Taurus. The back legs and rear fin are made of the Cetus Constellation. But the long oval-shaped body has relatively few stars, but can been seen, howbeit with a dark starry night. The four stars of the front fins are made partially of Taurus. This Dragon constellation appears in the eastern horizon about mid-summer in the pre-dawn hours, spewing his flood-waters northward toward the Woman of Revelation 12 (Woman in Travail). The Wave of Water is primarily composed of the Constellation Auriga. The are two more less bright stars which are closest to the Dragon’s mouth. These two dimmer stars are also part of this Wave of Water.

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation or you can also read… Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction

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TOMORROW:

May 21 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 15: “A World of Wilting Flowers?”)

 

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Today’s Devotional – May 19 (The 7 Stars, Part 2: “7 Stars & The 7 Bowls of Wrath”)

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Today’s Devotional – May 19

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The 7 Stars, Part 2: “7 Stars & The 7 Bowls of Wrath”

To read Part 1, click here…Today’s Devotional – October 21st (The 7 Stars, Part 1: ‘7 Stars’ Imitate ‘The Cross of Orion’)

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Up in the night heavens is seen one of the most awesome and easily located constellations. It is of course, the 7 Stars, commonly referred to as “The Big Dipper”. 

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But the Bible speaks of “The 7 Stars” in Amos 5:8…“Seek Him that maketh the Seven Stars and Orion,”

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7 STARS REPRESENT 7 ANGELS (OR MESSENGERS) TO THE 7 CHURCHES

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Also, the Book of Revelation likewise mentions the 7 Stars in Revelation 1:20… “The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels (or, “messengers” of the seven churches”

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Here is revealed that the Seven Stars is speaking of the angels of the seven churches.

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Summer Constellations with 7 Stars (aka “The Big Dipper”)

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THE ‘POURING OUT’ EFFECT IS WITNESSED

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And if one follows this constellation through the night, it appears as a bowl being turned upside-down until it is in a pouring-out position.

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This, of course, brings to mind the prophecy from Revelation 16:1, 2…“And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth;”

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Eventually, all seven vials are poured out by those seven angels.

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The extremely Good News is, this is still the day of Salvation.

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And even though it seems as if God is now pouring out His wrath upon humanity, by allowing us to manifest our hatred and sin-loving wickedness, the opportunity still exists to turn from our rebelliousness, back to the Lord.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Please work a work in me, that I may become a fit representative of Jesus, that my light may shine for all the world to see…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The 7 Stars Imitate The Cross of Orion” or you can also read… February 14th (By Beholding Jesus…Changed!)”

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LOCATING THESE TWO CONSTELLATIONS: The 7 Stars Constellation & Orion

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This phenomenon begins in October, in the pre-dawn hours. It then begins a little earlier each night.

The Cross of Orion Constellation star-chart.

This Wikipedia star-chart to the left, has this Orion Constellation sketched in. You must locate Orion, when it is mid-sky, between east and west. You’ll be facing southward most likely, unless you are far south. Try to imagine it as a Cross on a steep hill. The 3-star belt of Orion becomes the crest of the hill. The 3 very faint stars that make up Orion’s head become the very top of the Cross.

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Next, locate the 7 Stars Constellation. This 7 Stars Constellation is seen by facing northward. It stands upright a little later in the night. Eventually, Orion will lay down and no longer be seen as an uplifted Cross! Beginning in November, the 7 Stars (AKA Big Dipper) can be seen as a Cross a little bit later in evening.

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When you are comfortable in locating Orion & The 7 Stars Constellations, then show a friend. This can be a great witnessing tool!

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ABOVE CHART: The Cross of Orion Constellation star-chart – wikipedia star-chart with orion drawn in by this website – not for commercial use

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The 7 Stars Imitate The Cross of Orion”

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TOMORROW:

May 20 (Mark Now Given, Part 8: “Masters of the Universe or Just Useful Pawns of Satan?”)

 

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 17 (Look Up, Lift Up Your Heads, Part 6: “Don’t Look Down!”)

By admin On May 1st, 2021

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 17

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Look Up, Lift Up Your Heads, Part 6: “Don’t Look Down!”

To read Part 1, click here… “July 4th (Look Up & Lift Up Your Heads!)”

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“And there shall be signs in the sun,

and in the moon,

and in the stars…

And when these things begin to come to pass,

then look up, and lift up your heads;

for your redemption draweth nigh.”

Luke 21:25, 28

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Jesus spoke to His disciples about the various signs of the end, and of His Second Coming.

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And among other places in scripture, these signs were foretold of in Luke 21:25…

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“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring… “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” Luke 21:25, 28

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This Part 6, will hopefully encourage both of us to look up, and lift up our heads, just as verse 28 of Luke commands… “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”

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“Then Look up, and lift up your heads”

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In these last moments of time, the Lord is commanding His people to, “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”

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The signs we are now witnessing around the world all seem to point to where we are in prophetic time: “the end of all things is at hand” 1st Peter 4:7

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But God has also given us some very amazing signs written in the Sun, Moon, and stars which likewise reveal that we are at the end.

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ABOVE PICTURE – 7 Stars Constellation as the Cross (aka Big Dipper) – winter – signsofheaven.org – not for commercial uses

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“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen…”

2nd Corinthians 4:18

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpgBut “the god of this world” would love nothing more than to discourage us with doubt and uncertainty about all these things.

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And so, the Great Deceiver is trying his best to take our eyes off these signs in the heavens and cause us to look back down instead of up!

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Yes, the world is full of his deceptions and alluring temptations. Confusion, doubt, and distrust all abound in this dark world below!

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And the voices of the world-loving multitudes are just now beginning to call this solemn last-day message just a, “delusional deception!”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpg“…for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

2nd Corinthians 4:18

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But those who continually and steadfastly fix their gaze “on things above, not on things on the earth”, will undoubtedly remain faithful as they continue to walk through the floods of lies and skepticism and through the fires of tribulation!

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2nd Timothy 3:13

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And, truth-be-told, as the horrible state of affairs in the world continues to grow worse and worse, its getting harder and harder to look down at this poor sick planet.

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And so, God’s people need to look up and live!

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For our redemption draweth nigh!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Open my eyes, that I may see the veracity of this message, and keep me from allowing Satan to bring my focus back down to earth…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read..JULY 31 (How Do I See These Signs of Heaven?), or you can also read… January 1 (Noble Bereans, Part 32: “Killing The Messenger”)

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“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman…And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads…And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” Revelation 12:1, 3, 15

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ABOVE PICTURE: The Revelation 12 Dragon Constellation – winter – Signs Of Heaven.org

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WAVE of WATER CONSTELLATION

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The Wave Constellation is primarily comprised of the Auriga Constellation plus one star from Taurus, plus one more star. The Winter Constellations are depicted in this below sketch to the right, and shows this constellation group as they are seen in early winter, as they rise in the eastern skies. The Woman is in the north. The Dragon and Orion are farther south from the Woman.

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WINTER CONSTELLATIONS-SEEN IN FALL: This sketch to the right is how this constellation group appears in the eastern sky in fall. This is the four primary constellations of the Winter Constellations. They can be seen in this position, in the late fall above the eastern horizon. The Woman of Revelation 12 is commonly called Ursa Major or The Big Dipper and appears in the north. Orion the Soldier is the at the bottom is to the south of the Woman. The The Dragon of Revelation Constellation’s mouth isThe Hyades Cluster, and the tip of his tail is Pleiades, and his Wave of Water is primarily the Auriga constellation. The Glorious Horse Constellation head is of Perseus Constellation and his rear end is Cassiopeia Constellation.

(Editor’s note: It is impossible to make this chart accurate, and visually correct, because the dome effect of the sky makes these constellations look different than they appear when placed on flat paper.)

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flood Waters Of Satan: Confessions of a Political Junkie”

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TOMORROW…

Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 18 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 28: “When The Devil Whispers ‘Murder!”)

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CHRIST’S OBJECT LESSONS, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) are invited to listen to this chapter of the audio book about the Bible’s parables in which Ellen White relates them to every day practical living…

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Chapter 5 – “Like a Grain of Mustard Seed”

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) are invited to listen to this recording #187, a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s 90 minute nightly talk shows. This particular program aired in the last few years of his 50 year radio ministry, and includes caller’s questions regarding his teachings on “the end of the church age”…

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Look Up, Lift Up Your Heads, Part 7: “Over the Rainbow? Or Stay Down Here?”

To read Part 1, click here… “July 4th (Look Up & Lift Up Your Heads!)”

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Remember those words?

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Well, perhaps the Reader of this article is too young to know about the movie which immortalized those words, “There’s no place like home!”

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THE WIZARD OF OZ

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And for those who are too young to know, that movie, The Wizard of Oz, was a blockbuster https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WIZARD_OF_OZ_ORIGINAL_POSTER_1939.jpgmega-movie starring a fresh-faced young lady named Judy Garland, who played Dorothy of Kansas. And in this incredible movie, young Dorothy was taken up in a Midwest tornado-whirlwind, soon finding herself in a colorful wonderland in which she and three fellow seekers begin a journey to find The Wizard of Oz, in hopes of asking him to give to each of these four sojourners, that one thing which was lacking in each of their respective lives.

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Dorothy, of course, was wanting the Wizard to help her find her way home, back to Kansas.

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And in the end of this charming movie, Dorothy is told to keep repeating the words, “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home…” And lo and behold, when she opens her eyes, she finds herself back home in Kansas, now appreciating her home and humble circumstances like she never had done so before!

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WIZARD OF OZ ORIGINAL POSTER 1939 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pilgrim%27s_Progress_2.JPGSUSPICIOUS RESEMBLANCE TO PILGRIM’S PROGRESS

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The point is, that this movie which has captured the hearts of successive generations since it first aired, had a very suspicious resemblance to the book, Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan.

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Yes, The Wizard of Oz was obviously, the secular world’s answer to that incredible allegorical tale by Bunyan, which captured the hearts of, and encouraged millions of Christian pilgrims since it was first penned in the mid-seventeenth century!

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Pilgrim’s Progress Enters The Wicket Gate – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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WHICH WORLD WILL YOU CHOOSE?

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The big difference between those two tales, is that in Bunyan’s book, the focus was on the Pilgrim’s sojourn to the Celestial City (Heaven).

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On the other hand, The Wizard of Oz movie only proved that this present world is the best place to be.

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dear_Santa_Claus.jpgSANTA CLAUSE & THE WIZARD BOTH INSPIRE UNBELIEF

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And just like that old mythical character, “Santa Clause”, The Wizard of Oz likewise had a very suspicious resemblance to God.

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Of course, when Dorothy’s dog pulled back the Wizard’s curtain, it was discovered that he was just a mere man, fraudulently posing as a Wizard.

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So why bring all these things to light?

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“Look Up; Lift Up Your Heads!”

Luke 21:28

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Well, that mega-movie is a very great example of how Satan masterfully uses the various media to get people’s eyes focused downward.

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On the other hand, Bunyan’s tale, Pilgrim’s Progress, got its readers eyes focused upward, to Heaven!

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Yes, even movie-goers cannot escape the battle between Heaven and Hell (this present world). And the Wizard of Oz has been one of Satan’s most successful Hollywood productions, for the above stated reason.

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http://theheavensdeclare.net/flood-waters-of-satan/“THE PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR…”

Ephesians 2:2, 3

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Oh yes, Satan is very subtle! He was subtle when he first deceived Mankind in the Garden, and he is even more subtle today, in the ways that he deceives the world’s citizens!

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The Bible declares that, “Satan…deceives the whole world” Revelation 12:9.

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Yes, this low-profile deceiver even has seemingly erased himself out of the minds of men, causing mankind to doubt his very existence!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Satan, The False Prophet who offers a world-loving gospel

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ATHEISM, THE 6TH HEAD OF ANTICHRIST

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And as charming as this movie was, it nevertheless was a very subtle assault by that unseen Master Deceiver Antichrist spirit, to further cause movie-goers to disbelieve in the existence of God.

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It exposed the great Wizard of Oz as a complete fraud!

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Yes, Satan has used the modern media to convince much of this world that God is nothing more than a mythical character, thus plunging a great portion of the earth’s inhabitants into a hopeless prison called, “Atheism”, now deceiving them into thinking that there is no way of escape out of this sad and hopeless world of death!

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THE PROMISED LAND AWAITS!

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But the very Good News is, that there is indeed a way of escape!

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Yes, “Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high”, there actually is a land which is infinitely more wonderful than anything which storytellers nor movie producers could ever possibly imagine!

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And that Promised Land is waiting for the arrival of all Pilgrims who are weary of this sorrowful world of sickness, death, and hopelessness!

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http://christianimagesource.com/prophet_jeremiah_g341-prophet_jeremiah__image_2_p2281.htmlEND-TIME EXODUS

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And the Reader is encouraged to also join the exodus out of this “City of Destruction”, the world, and begin the Pilgrim’s sojourn to that Land in which there will be no more sorrow, nor suffering, nor death, nor crying.

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And while lying in bed, one might even close their eyes, look up, and keep repeating the phrase, “There’s no place like home in Heaven! There’s no place like home in Heaven…”

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ABOVE PICTURE: The True Upward Pathway www.signsofheaven.org

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Open my eyes, that I may see the veracity of this message, and keep me from allowing Satan to bring my focus back down to earth…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…February 9 (The False Prophet, Part 11: “Which World Will You Choose?”), or you can also read… May 27 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 18: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow?”)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

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“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman…And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads…And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” Revelation 12:1, 3, 15

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ABOVE PICTURE: The Revelation 12 Dragon Constellation – winter – Signs Of Heaven.org

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WAVE of WATER CONSTELLATION

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The Wave Constellation is primarily comprised of the Auriga Constellation plus one star from Taurus, plus one more star. The Winter Constellations are depicted in this below sketch to the right, and shows this constellation group as they are seen in early winter, as they rise in the eastern skies. The Woman is in the north. The Dragon and Orion are farther south from the Woman.

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WINTER CONSTELLATIONS-SEEN IN FALL: This sketch to the right is how this constellation group appears in the eastern sky in fall. This is the four primary constellations of the Winter Constellations. They can be seen in this position, in the late fall above the eastern horizon. The Woman of Revelation 12 is commonly called Ursa Major or The Big Dipper and appears in the north. Orion the Soldier is the at the bottom is to the south of the Woman. The The Dragon of Revelation Constellation’s mouth isThe Hyades Cluster, and the tip of his tail is Pleiades, and his Wave of Water is primarily the Auriga constellation. The Glorious Horse Constellation head is of Perseus Constellation and his rear end is Cassiopeia Constellation.

(Editor’s note: It is impossible to make this chart accurate, and visually correct, because the dome effect of the sky makes these constellations look different than they appear when placed on flat paper.)

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THE DRAGON OF REVELATION CONSTELLATION…

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TOMORROW…

May 18 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 29: “When The Devil Whispers ‘Murder!’”)

 

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 16 (“THE DAWNING OF THE DAY”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 16

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“THE DAWNING OF THE DAY”

Joshua 6:15

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“Behold, He cometh with clouds;

and every eye shall see Him,

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shall wail because of Him.

Even so, Amen.”

Revelation 1:7

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This massive constellation is comprised of the various constellations on this websiteTo be sure, Christ will literally return for His people.

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And the Bible makes it clear that, “every eye shall see Him”.

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But prior to Christ’s literal return, He will come spiritually… into the heart of every True-Worshipper.

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Sign of the Son of Man Constellation – made of the various constellations on this website

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“THE DAWNING OF THE DAY”

Joshua 6:15

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Just listen to this amazing revelation from the Epistle of Peter… “We have also a more sure word of prophecy (The Bible); whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, UNTIL THE DAY DAWN, AND THE DAY STAR ARISE IN YOUR HEARTS” 2nd Peter 1:19.

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Peter here tells us to cling to the Bible as that sure Word of prophecy.

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But he also says we cling to that Bible till the, “dawning of the Day”.

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So we now begin to see that there is more to Christ’s Second Coming that we originally thought.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Most Holy Place in the Believer’s heart – Signs Of Heaven

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THE TIME OF JACOB’S TROUBLE

Jeremiah 30:7

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This next passage reveals a great concept… “Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jacob_Wrestling_with_the_Angel.jpgpaleness? Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.” Jeremiah 30:6, 7

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What in the world could this above verse be speaking of?

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And how does this verse apply to me as an individual Christian?

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“JACOB…WRESTLED…UNTIL THE BREAKING OF THE DAY”

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Okay, so by examining that story of Jacob wrestling with the angel of the Lord, there can http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jacob_Wrestling_with_the_Angel.jpgbe seen a great picture of just what we must endure in the coming trial before us.

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Listen… “And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until THE BREAKING OF THE DAY…And he said, Let me go, for the DAY BREAKETH. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. And he said unto him…Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.” Genesis 32:24, 26-28 

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Jacob represents all Christians who must wrestle through this coming “Time of Jacob’s Trouble”.

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ESAU: “THE OLD MAN” OF THE FLESH

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Now the story of Jacob and his brother, Esau, is likewise the story of the Christian life. 

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But like Jacob’s night of wrestling, this account is also veiled in allegorical symbolism.

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Esau represents “The Old Man” of flesh, spoken of by Paul, in such places as Ephesians 4:22.

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Jacob represents the man of the Spirit.

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And just as Jacob and Esau were born as twins, so too, the Christian has a dual personality, so to speak. 

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JACOB REPRESENTS TRUE-WORSHIPERS

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And there still exists in every Christian a struggle between the spirit and the flesh.

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The Christian constantly battles against the flesh.

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Listen to Scripture… “For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.” Galatians 5:17.

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So it now is evident that there exists a struggle in the life of each and every genuine Christian.

 

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“THE DAWNING OF THE DAY” 

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The coming conflict will be a time in which each Christian will wrestle for the victory over self.

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And though like Jacob, the Christian will think he or she is wrestling with the enemy. But when the, “dawning of the day” arrives, it will be discovered that their true struggle was actually with the Lord.

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And at that time, the Christian will, like Jacob, lose his or her old name, “Jacob, the Deceiver”. And they will be forever pronounced with their new name, Israel.

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Just like Jacob, they will have prevailed with God.

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And like Jacob, they will be able to say, “for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.” Genesis 32:30.

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At that time we will have completely overcome the “Old Man with his deeds.” Colossians 3:9 

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“THE DAWNING OF THE DAY”

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And on that glorious day, the following verse will have found its fulfillment…“But unto you that fear My name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings” (at the dawning of the Day–Ed.);

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me grace to fully engage in this battle over self! Complete Thy work of grace within me, that I may fully reflect the life of Jesus in my own life…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Cross of Orion, Part 2: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”?”, or you can also read… February 9th (Waiting For The Church to Shine!)” 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE REVELATION 12 DRAGON & THE PLEIADES (THE HARLOT & CAPTIVE ANGEL CONSTELLATION)

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“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her (Babylon), My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

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The story of the Levite and his Concubine is a concept which God has written in the Stars. You see, the Revelation 12 Dragon is a picture of Satan and his armies. But if you look closely at the tip of his tail, you will notice that it is made of a cluster of Stars known as The Pleiades.

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This cluster is in the shape of the tip of a lion’s tail. But if you look closer (looking with telescope or looking just at photos) you see that The Pleiades looks like a woman (photo to right). On one hand it appears as a harlot, riding a beast with a wine-cup in her hand. But then, if you step back you will see this same constellation. God has a people in Babylon. Yes, Mystery Babylon is the Mother of Harlots. The sketch to the below left, shows her riding this beast with 7 heads and 10 horns.

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The Pleiades: Mystery Babylon: Mother of Harlots

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But in that spiritual city, Babylon, there are those who love God. And before the final plagues are poured out upon her, God will call Hispeople out of this spiritual city, Babylon, represented by this harlot… And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her (Babylon), my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

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And so in addition to The Pleiades appearing as the Mother of Harlots, we also see this second depiction of The Pleiades as an angel, which symbolizes God’s people (see picture below, right). They must be called out of spiritual harlot city, Babylon (picture to left).

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THE CAPTIVE ANGEL IN PLEIADES

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And so the story of this concubine from Judges 19, who played the whore, but at the end she came back, only to die, clinging to the threshold of the door; this is the same portrait which The Pleiades presents. That is, this Pleiades Constellation presents a picture of the Church, portrayed as a harlot, but also as an angel taken captive.

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But the story of this concubine has a climactic moment of truth, as this concubine returns to the door, following the night of her being abused. And this dramatic moment happens at the dawning of the Day. Listen… “Then came the woman in the dawning of the day, and fell down at the door of the man’s house where her lord was, till it was light.  And her lord rose up in the morning, and opened the doors of the house, and went out to go his way: and, behold, the woman his concubine was fallen down at the door of the house, AND HER HANDS WERE UPON THE THRESHOLD.” Judges 19:26, 27.

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… WHO DOES THE PLEIADES REPRESENT?

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TOMORROW:

May 17 (Look Up, Lift Up Your Heads, Part 6: “Don’t Look Down!”) or also read…”Over The Rainbow, or Stay Down Here?”

 

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 15 (The 4 Winds of Revelation 7:1 Now Blowing! Part 2: “Separating The Wheat From The Chaff”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 15

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The 4 Winds of Revelation 7:1 Now Blowing! Part 2: “Separating The Wheat From The Chaff”

To read Part 1, click here…Today’s Devotional – January 17th (4 Winds of Doctrine Now Blowing!)

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“And after these things

I saw four angels standing

on the four corners of the earth,

holding the four winds of the earth….

Revelation 7:1-4

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This above passage from Revelation 7, concerning the four winds, is generally not understood by http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories/images/isabel091503-1215z2.jpgthe vast majority of today’s theologians and Bible teachers.

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Well, for one thing, most evangelicals have been told that they will be Raptured away from earth prior to the unfolding of Revelation.

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And of course, none of us fully understand all that the four winds represent, since we only, “know in part and prophesy in part”. (1st Corinthians 13:9)

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Nevertheless, there are some biblical insights that can be offered.

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SEPARATING THE WHEAT FROM ITS HOUSING

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All through the growing process, the precious wheat kernel was held safely in its housing, until the time of harvest.

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But at harvest time, the wheat kernel must be separated from its housing.

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And so, when the strong winds begin to blow, a process known as winnowing is implemented by the farmer.

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In this process, the wheat is tossed into the windy air, and the wheat is separated because the lighter chaff is carried away with the wind, while the kernels fall to the ground.

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Matthew 13:13

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In God’s infinite wisdom, He has created all these things to teach an object lesson about the great harvest which is just now beginning.

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Yes, just as those kernels of wheat must finally be separated from the chaff, so also, God’s people must likewise go through a very similar separation process.

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SEPARATION TIME NOW IN THE VALLEY OF DECISION

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You see, right at this very time in history, God’s great harvest is just now beginning.

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And it is presently the time for His precious wheat to be separated from their housing.

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Listen…“Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the vats overflow; for their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.” Joel 3:13, 14

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Here is revealed that the time of harvest is very much connected with the Valley of Decision. And right now, the human race is entering into that great moment of decision!

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But how is this to be accomplished? How must we be separated from the chaff?

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Well, just as the harvest-time winds began to blow, so also, the winds of strife and confusion are now beginning to blow all around the world!

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Yes, we are living in the very time in which great turbulence, political, social, and religious strife are now intensifying on a pandemic level!

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And even in the church-world, various ideologies and “every wind of doctrine” are blowing from every direction! (Ephesians 4:14)

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“be no more…tossed to and fro…with every wind of doctrine”

Ephesians 4:14

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Now God’s Elect and chosen ones cannot be tossed about by every wind of doctrine.

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And yet, those things in the church-world that can be shaken, will be shaken, and soon taken away by those winds of confusion and strife!