Daily Devotional – MARCH 11 (In Every Thing Give Thanks!?! Part 3: “The Coming Crisis”)

By admin On January 20th, 2021

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Daily Devotional – MARCH 11

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In Every Thing Give Thanks!?!

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Part 3:

“The Coming Crisis”

To read Part 1, click here… February 1st (In Every Thing Give Thanks!?!)

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“In every thing give thanks:

for this is the will of God

in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

1st Thessalonians 5:18

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Book_of_Revelation_Chapter_9-1_%28Bible_Illustrations_by_Sweet_Media%29.jpgFor the most part, Christians have been taught that the Book of Revelation is all about God’s wrath on the people of the world!

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Experts tell us, “The last 18 chapters have nothing to do with Christians, because we are not appointed to wrath.”

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And so, true Christians will be removed from the earth, prior to all this happening, via the Rapture!

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.Judgment Day – by sweet media – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

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THE RAPTURE: MAN-CONTRIVED NAME, MAN-CONTRIVED DOCTRINE!

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There are several problems with this notion.

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First, God’s people today are in no spiritual condition to be carried out of this world!

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And second, the Bible speaks nothing about a “Pre- Tribulation Rapture”! This so-called “Pre-Trib Rapture” is a totally Man-concocted name, and doctrine! (The proper name is, “the coming of the Lord”. 1st Thessalonians 4:15, James 5:7, 8)

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“Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand”

Revelation 22:10 

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The Book of Revelation was specifically given to the Church to show them what they could expect in their lives and in the future… “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to show unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass;” Revelation 1:1

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Yes, this above verse has been a comfort to all Christian pilgrims throughout the entire Church era, revealing just what they could expect as they sojourned through this fallen, evil world. And let’s face it. The history of the Church has been a very brutal and bloody history.

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So, to imagine (as today’s theologians would have us to believe), that God gave all those past persecuted Believers no spiritual road-map, such as Revelation is, shows just how ignorant of history and spiritually blind we are today!

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John on Patmos – Wikigallery – public domain

 

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“Then said Jesus unto Peter, ‘Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which My Father hath given Me, shall I not drink it?'”

John 18:11

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God has put us here to be a testimony to the world, both in good times and in bad! God clearly teaches us, “that we must, through much tribulation, enter into the kingdom of God.” Acts 14:22  

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It is through trials and tribulation that God perfects Christlike character in Christians! 

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And let’s be honest with ourselves! Our characters are, well, not yet Christlike, are they?

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Paul persecuted by Pharisees & Sadducees – www.thebiblerevival.com – US Public Domain

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REVELATION FOR CLEANSING

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Listen to Revelation… “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude…And one of the elders answered, saying unto me…These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Revelation 7:9, 13, 14

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Now does this above passage sound as if it is speaking only of 144,000 Jews?

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No, it is speaking of, “a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues,” Revelation 7:9

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And furthermore, this great multitude of all nations, kindreds, people and tongues have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb!

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And so, let’s get rid of this notion that the coming Great Tribulation is only for the purpose of God’s wrath!

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Burning at the Stake – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianandapollyon.jpg“Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand”

Matthew 13:13

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The problem is, most Bible teachers and theologians today, attempt to interpret Revelation as literally as possible. And so, mostly all they can see is a book which is filled with terrible disasters and awful condemnation. 

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But if they would only interpret the Bible, comparing spiritual things with spiritual, they would begin to discern that Revelation is all about the Church and its relationship with Christ and its conflict with the forces of darkness. And they would see that Revelation is all about how God brings His people through the many experiences and trials which He allows for the cleansing and purification of His chosen people!

Christian and Apollyon – Pilgrim’s Progress – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose”

Romans 8:28 

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And so, even in that fiery little Book of Revelation, we can be thankful that God has worked all these things for the benefit and glory of His chosen people!

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And so, there is nothing to fear in the coming days and months, as we now see the approaching storm coming our way!

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Yes, we can all say with full assurance,

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“He knoweth the way that I take:

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when He hath tried me,

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I shall come forth as gold”

Job 23:10  

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Book_of_Revelation_Chapter_9-1_%28Bible_Illustrations_by_Sweet_Media%29.jpgTO READ PART 3 (Continued), CLICK HERE… 

February 13 (In Every Thing Give Thanks!?! Part 3 (Continued): “The Coming Crisis”

.Judgment Day – by sweet media – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Help me to fully grasp this concept of giving thanks in both the good as well as the bad things that happen. Help me to understand that nothing can happen to me, either good or bad, unless you allow it to happen…

USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Question_book_magnify2.svg

READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “How To Be Hidden in the Day of Wrath”, 

Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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THE END

.picture - soldiers of the cross - armor up!

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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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GRASPING FOR SCEPTER AND A CROWN…

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This page however just deals with the Woman travailing in child-birth. When she is in labor, she appears to reach out her hand southward to grasp a The Cross/Scepter, which is coming from the South, out of an ark-like box. There also is a Crown of 12 Stars (13 counting a star in the center). But the Crown (the Corona Borealis Constellation) is not yet on her head. The crown is to the south of her. So she is grasping for the Cross/Scepter. She doesn’t yet wear the crown. This reminds us of that well-known passage in Philippians which states…

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“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13, 14

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And also another verse of the apostle Paul… “Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:8.

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So this woman with child is grasping, either for that Cross/Scepter, or perhaps that crown, or both. This is such an incredible scenario in the heavens! But this is a very complex concept. Because this headless woman-with-child, which turns upside down in winter to become the “Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12”; and combine this with that Crown and that Cross/Scepter, of which she appears to be grasping for in summer, and these various aspects present a great portion of what the Bible is about.

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SKETCH WITH JOSHUA TREES…The above sketch are the Summer Constellations .as they appear when in the western half of the night sky. The box-like constellation is the The Ark of the Covenant (AKA Sagittarius Constellation) is in the south. To the right is both the Flower of the Field Constellation and above the flower is The Cross/Scepter Constellation. Further to the north is the Crown of Revelation Twelve (AKA Corona Borealis ) and the star, Arcturus . Farthest to the north is the Woman of Revelation 12 part one (Woman in Travail) (AKA Ursa Major). Of course, in this sketch is the desert with several Joshua Tress and some mesas, and a few other plants.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Question_book_magnify2.svg

READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Woman of Revelation 12 (Woman in Travail)”

Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lunch_Break_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1124457.jpgTOMORROW…

“MARCH 12 (Building Relationships)”

Lunch Break – Wikimedia Commons – Share-alike License

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO STUDY IN JEREMIAH 

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THIS STUDY #434 IS PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING, FORMER CEO OF FAMILY RADIO…

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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