Daily Devotional – January 30th (“How to Get Ourselves Back to the Garden”)

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Daily Devotional – January 30th

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How To Get Ourselves Back to the Garden

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http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_109500/Claude-Oscar-Monet/Pathway-In-Monets-Garden-At-Giverny“And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow

every tree that is pleasant to the sight,

and good for food;

the tree of life also in the midst of the Garden,

and the tree of knowledge of good and evil”

Genesis 2:9

Monet painting Pathway in Monets Garden at Giverny – Wikigallery – Public Domain

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The above verse from Genesis reveals that God originally placed mankind in a beautiful garden in which they could grow and thrive.

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And that incredibly wonderful garden was to be the rapturous paradise in which people could live and thrive without fear of growing old, nor of dying, nor of the countless tragedies, wars, murders, robberies, and countless heartaches which this present fallen world suffers daily!

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Oberhausen – Gasometer – Der schöne Schein – The Paradise (Savery) – Wikimedia – Public Domain (2)

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“HE SAID UNTO THEM, ‘AN ENEMY HATH DONE THIS!”

Matthew 13:28

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cole_Thomas_Expulsion_from_the_Garden_of_Eden_1828.jpg.

But tragically, Lucifer, the fallen angel, led his rebellion down to this earth, causing mankind to be driven out into a dark, sin-cursed world.

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Oh yes, many tokens of the earth’s original beauty still remain.

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But that incredible Garden, mankind’s paradise-home, was destroyed, thus leaving mankind to remain in this fallen sin-cursed world.

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Cole Thomas – Expulsion from the Garden of Eden – 1828 – Boston Museum & Wikipedia – US Public Domain

 

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“AND WE’VE GOT TO GET OURSELVES BACK TO THE GARDEN!”

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But listen to this poetic plea for a return to the Garden of Eden…

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:KFRC_Fantasy_Fair_Dryden_Balin_Kantner.png“I came upon a child of God
He was walking along the road
And I asked him, “Where are you going?”
And this he told me

“I’m going on down to Yasgur’s farm
I’m gonna join in a rock ‘n’ roll band
I’m gonna camp out on the land
I’m gonna try an’ get my soul free”

“We are stardust
Billion year old carbon
We are golden
Caught in the devil’s bargain
And we’ve got to get ourselves
Back to the garden”

Songwriters: Mitchell Joni

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Data from: Musixmatch

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Here are some pretty good lyrics, as far as humans are concerned (though somewhat bewildered about the “billion-year-old carbon” lyrics)

Fantasy Fair Dryden Balin Kantner – Wikimedia – cropped image – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPG“We’re caught in the Devil’s bargain. And we’ve got to get ourselves Back to the garden!”

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Nevertheless, this song about the infamous Woodstock Music Festival in 1969 painted a scenario concerning a discouraged younger generation hoping to find deliverance from the evils of a world-at-war. And the last line from this song speaks of being “caught in the Devil’s bargain. And we’ve got to get ourselves Back to the garden”

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

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“…there is none (of unsaved humanity) that doeth good, no, not one…Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known…”

Romans 3:12, 16, 17

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Well, as we all know, that generation’s utopian-dream of making this world into some sort of Garden of Eden soon went the way of every futile dream which mankind may imagine!

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Yes, instead of “bombers…turning into butterflies above our nation”, this entire utopian dream quickly disintegrated into billions of hopeless, carbon dust-particles.

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Wars continued. Intolerance and indifference have increased. And the world is getting more violent and hopeless with each and every year since that 1960’s peace movement!

George Floyd protests – Portland Oregon – cropped image – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

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“One generation passeth away, and another…cometh…and, behold, all is vanity (futile) and vexation of spirit. That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting (lacking) cannot be numbered”

Ecclesiastes 1:4,14,15

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And that 1960’s generation has finally grown old and feeble and are rapidly dying off.

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And each succeeding generation has grown increasingly jaded and hopeless of ever achieving a return to some man-made Garden of Eden.

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Old Hippie – Wikimedia – (cropped image – Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

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“IMAGINE THERE’S NO HEAVEN…”

Lyrics from John Lennon’s “Imagine”

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%D0%94%D0%B6%D0%BE%D0%BD_%D0%9B%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%BD_%D0%B2_%D0%9C%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%96%D0%B2-%D0%9F%D0%BE%D0%B4%D1%96%D0%BB%D1%8C%D1%81%D1%8C%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BC%D1%83.jpgAnd if that impossible dream’s failure was not sad enough, even now, a great percentage of today’s citizenry are actually clamoring to achieve some world-wide totalitarian socialist “utopia”!

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And in this utopia, everybody can at last all join hands and sing (now-deceased) john Lennon’s signature song about achieving a glorious, one-world atheistic “paradise”…the song, of course is called, “Imagine”.

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Yes, many survivors from that “peace-n-love generation” who once sang songs of peace, love, and freedom, are now crying out for a governmental totalitarian censorship against anyone who dares speak out against their leftist-socialist ideals. Unbelievable? Yes!

John Lennon – Джон Ленон в Могилів Подільському – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_man_stands_on_a_burned_out_car_on_Thursday_morning_as_fires_burn_behind_him_in_the_Lake_St_area_of_Minneapolis,_Minnesota_(49945886467).jpg“Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold!”

Matthew 24:12

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But the ugly truth is, that instead of achieving some social-justice utopian dream-world, this last-ditch effort by mankind is 100% certain to only bring about a totalitarian socialist DYStopia: a world-wide hell-scape of sorts, much worse and far more cruel than whatever present-day evils they imagine to eradicate by so-doing!

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

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So He (God) drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life”

Genesis 3:24

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Yes, Mankind seems to desperately desire to “get ourselves back to the Garden”! But they would like to get there on their own terms. In other words, they want to get there with all their selfish wares-n-ways intact!

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But of course, our selfishness is how we got into this troubled world in the first place! We were definitely “caught in the Devil’s bargain”, as the songsters sang!

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Glittering Sword Constellation www.theheavensdeclare.net

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https://theheavensdeclare.net/mark-of-the-beast-seal-of-god/LAST-DAY TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY FORETOLD IN SCRIPTURE

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And there is little doubt that this current-day effort to cause a world-wide “Great Reset”, is actually being orchestrated by unseen evil angels!

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And their master-plan is to bring about the long foretold “Mark of the Beast” test, which is coming upon the whole world to try the hearts of each and every man, woman, and child!

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Listen…“…the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he (the 2nd Beast) causeth all…to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the (1st) beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:15-17 (condensed for brevity)

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As we look out upon the political and social landscape, it takes little effort to realize that this world is rapidly transforming itself a totalitarian dystopia. And mankind now has the ability to forbid anyone from buying or selling, as this above passage foretells.

ABOVE PICTURE: Mark of the beast – pub. dom. – Wikipedia

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“And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee today shalt thou be with Me in paradise”

Luke 23:43

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But the Good News is, that for all those who desire to “get ourselves back to the Garden”, there is a Way to that Promised Land of peace and brotherly love!

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Yes, just listen to the Word of Life…“For the LORD shall comfort Zion: He will comfort all her waste places; and He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.” Isaiah 51:3

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1835-19-River_of_the_Water_of_Life.png

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Here is just one of the “exceeding great and precious promises” of God…that once again, those who truly “follow the Lamb” of God will, one day soon, be transported to the paradise of God…“To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.” Revelation 2:7

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This, my friend, is the only way to “get ourselves back to the Garden”!

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

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“In the midst of the street of it (everlasting paradise), and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life…”

Revelation 22:2 

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But the wonderful truth is, that we don’t even have to wait for that reality!

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No, the Word of God tells us… “Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding…Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.” Proverbs 3:13, 17, 18

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Yes, here we have the recipe for pleasantness and peace! And those who begin to search God’s Word, as for hid treasure will find that that the Garden exists already in his or her heart!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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https://theheavensdeclare.net/castor-pollux/END-TIME EXODUS NOW HAPPENING!

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And even if you’re an old hippy from the 1960’s it’s not too late to join this end-time exodus out of this dark and doomed world, sojourning onward and upward to the Garden in the midst of the Paradise of God,

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The New Heaven and New earth!

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The true Promised Land!

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ABOVE PICTURE: The Gospel Ark (ship) of Salvation – property of www.theheavensdeclare.net

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rezando.jpgTODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me greater understanding into all these matters…

Woman Praying – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Question_book_magnify2.svgREAD MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…January 7th (TIME TO GET OUT OF DODGE!), or may also read…December 1 (Get On-Board the Ark!)

Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED SIGN FROM HEAVEN

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THE GLITTERING SWORD CONSTELLATION

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Glittering Sword Constellation

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“So He (God) drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life”

Genesis 3:24  

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The above verse speaks of a “flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life”.

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Mankind was expelled from their paradise in the Garden of Eden. And a flaming sword “turned every way” to keep Man from re-entering that garden paradise.

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Now amazingly, there is a great constellation of a sword which turns in a circle through the span of a year, each and every year!

 

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constellation of signs of heaven in upright position

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“In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.” Isaiah 27:1

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Glittering Sword Constellation

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This constellation is made of most of the constellations in this website. The upper portion can be seen in the winter, while the lower blade is visible in the warmer months. (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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The only way that this constellation can be seen, is to become totally familiar with all the constellations on this website!

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ABOVE STAR CHART: Summer Constellations of Signs Of Heaven.org

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That is because this constellation is made of the many constellations on this website, as they appear in the heavens.

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ABOVE STAR CHART: Wikipedia star-charts with winter constellation in West with Orion (these constellations drawn in by this website)

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Question_book_magnify2.svgREAD MORE ABOUT THIS CONSTELLATION…

THE GLITTERING SWORD CONSTELLATION

Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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TOMORROW:

Today’s Devotional – January 31st (You Can’t Fix Hell!)

Hell – Gustave Dore – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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