Daily Devotional, Year 2 – January 8 (God’s Royal Priesthood Today: “Absentee Parenting”)

By admin On January 13th, 2021

 

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – January 8

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God’s Royal Priesthood Today: “Absentee Parenting”

To read Part 1, go here…June 16th (God’s Royal Priesthood Today!)

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 “Praise ye the Lord.

Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord,

that delighteth greatly in His commandments. 

His seed shall be mighty upon earth:

the generation of the upright shall be blessed.”

Psalm 112:1, 2

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http://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%A7%D7%95%D7%91%D7%A5:Holman_The_Tabernacle_in_the_Wilderness.jpg

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In the wilderness wanderings, God set up the sanctuary service to be an illustration of the priesthood and atonement concerning Christ and His Church.

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After all, let’s not forget what those seven candlesticks represent…“The mystery of the seven stars which thou saw in My right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven  stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest ARE THE SEVEN CHURCHES.” Revelation 1:20

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Yes, the seven golden candlesticks in the Old Testament temple of God actually represent the Church of God through the ages, as enlightened by the Holy Spirit’s abiding presence!

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Holman – The Tabernacle in the Wilderness – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD

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And so, the sanctuary service was symbolic of Christ and His Church.

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Now, God has confirmed this fact in various ways.

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For instance, listen to 1st Peter 2:9…“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:”

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Now it is becoming evident that the Old Testament priesthood was symbolic of Christ and His Church, symbolized by the 7 candlesticks of the sanctuary service! 

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the holy of holies-www.thebiblerevival.com-public domain

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A HIGH AND HOLY CALLING

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:THE_WAYNE_GIPSON_FAMILY_SAYS_A_PRAYER_BEFORE_THEIR_EVENING_MEAL_IN_THE_KITCHEN_OF_THEIR_MODERN_HOME_NEAR_GRUETLI..._-_NARA_-_556611.jpgBut the reason for even bringing this up is so that in every Christian home, the father needs to rise up to this, his God-ordained high and holy calling.

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That’s right, the father is to take up the mantle of the office of priest for his home: his wife and his children.

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And it would be very advisable for each father to study the Books of Moses to get a clearer picture and insight into just what a solemn and holy office that he has been given by God!

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Family Prayer Before Meal – Wikimedia – US-Govt. – Public-Domain

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With God, all things are possible!”

Matthew 19:26

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Now having said all this, let’s just face reality! There are many parents who, for one reason or another, simply cannot be with their children. For the most part, this is true with many fathers.

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But this does not mean that absentee fathers cannot save their children!

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No, just the opposite! When we realize that it is actually God Himself who does the saving, then we realize the great truth and promise, that, “With God, all things are possible!” Matthew 19:26

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Marine Praying – Wikimedia – USMC Public Domain

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-081218-M-4507D-001.jpg“Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.”

Hebrews 4:11

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And so, what God is mostly wanting from that absentee parent is a fully dedicated life of laboring: laboring to enter into His Rest, that is!

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Yes, absentee parents can bring infinite blessings into the lives of their children, even though they cannot be there in person!

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Prayer – USMC – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light:”

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg1st Peter 2:9 

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First, the Believer must begin to fulfill his or her role as priest of the home. This means that the Believer must constantly purify his or her own heart, even as Christ is pure! And even as faithful Enoch, who walked with God, so too, must the absentee parent walk, even as Jesus walked! (see 1st John 2:6 & 3:3)

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Turn off the TV. Shut off the secular radio, as well as the secular Internet! Study my Bible as if I’m cramming for my college finals! Pray without ceasing! Listen to uplifting words, music, nature sounds, or whatever else will elevate the heart and mind!

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And if there’s a chance of reconciliation, go for it! Even if it requires going through much tribulation!

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And this website is an excellent way to study many forgotten and/or discarded truths of Scripture.

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And above all, begin to hide all the exceeding great and precious promises found throughout the Bible. For these promises will be yours and my stepping stones through the difficult days ahead!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the grace to rise to the responsibilities of being a royal priest. Give me the grace to pray without ceasing, no matter where I am…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Ark of the Covenant Constellation, Pt. 2: How To Enter The Most Holy Place”

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THE END

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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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 HOLY AND MOST HOLY PLACE

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“And thou shalt put the Mercy Seat upon the Ark of the Testimony in the Most Holy Place.” Exodus 26:34

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The Tabernacle in the wilderness was a picture of God. Just listen to Revelation… “And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.” Revelation 21:22.

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So, instead of dwelling upon all the fine points of the earthly tabernacle, let it suffice to be said, this earthly tabernacle is merely a metaphor of God Himself. And the Most Holy Place is the heart of that temple, and upon the Ark, represents God’s throne, as is written…

Ark of the Covenant & Cross/Scepter & Flower of the Field Constellations-you may share.

“And David arose…to bring up from thence, the ark of God…the LORD of hosts that dwells between the cherubims.” 2nd Samuel 6:2.

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So, if, as it states here, that God dwells “between the cherubims”, then this is speaking of the Mercy Seat over the Ark. But even though it speaks thus, we need to keep in mind that the temple itself, represents God Himself, as is written… “And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.” Revelation 21:22.   

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Holy Place & Most Holy Place – Wikipedia – public domain

ABOVE PICTURE – SUMMER CONSTELLATIONS: Ark (Sagittarius) – Cross-scepter (Ophiuchus & Serpens Caput) – Flower of the Field (Scorpio) – signsofheaven.org – Not for profit uses!

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ARK SEEN IN HEAVEN 

Ark of the Covenant Constellation

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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: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.”  Revelation 11:19

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The above verse from Revelation, speaks of God’s Temple in Heaven being opened. But this great constellation, the  Sagittarius Constellation  is actually the constellation of the Ark of the Covenant. So these two events go hand in hand simultaneously. The Ark Constellation, as sketched into this Wikipedia star-chart, is a representation of the heavenly Ark, as God begins to open up the spiritual concepts of that true Ark to our minds.

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ABOVE PICTURE – Ark of the Covenant Constellation (aka Sagittarius) – seen in warmer months.

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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:

JANUARY 9 (The Time of Trouble! Part 1: Armageddon In The Sky!)

 

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