Daily Devotional, Year 3 – January 1:  A 3-Fingered Judgment-Day, Part 8: “Judgment Day: ‘What Were We Expecting?'”

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – January 1  

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A 3-Fingered Judgment-Day, Part 8: “Judgment Day: ‘What Were We Expecting?'”

To read Part 1, click here…Today’s Devotional – January 20th (A 3-Fingered Judgment-Day)

 

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The great day of the LORD is near,

https://theheavensdeclare.net/orion-2/it is near, and hasteth greatly,

even the voice of the day of the LORD:

the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.

That day is a day of wrath,

a day of trouble and distress,

a day of wasteness and desolation,

a day of darkness and gloominess,

a day of clouds and thick darkness,  

A day of the trumpet and alarm…”

Zephaniah 1:14-16

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Judgment Day has already begun.

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And for all intents and purposes, it began on May 21, 2011.

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Yes, on that fateful day, this Titanic world struck an iceberg of sorts, and has been taking on water ever since!

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And many are surprised that Judgment Day is more than merely a 24 hour day. Still others presumed that it wouldn’t begin until Christ physically returned in the clouds of glory.

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Titanic – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

The very Iceberg that possibly struck Titanic – US Govt. photo – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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“THE CUP OF HIS FURY”

Isaiah 51:17

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ISIL_Execution_of_man_September_2014.jpgBut God is very merciful, “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2nd Peter 3:9

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And so, as our probation continues, this world has been getting crazier and more lawless ever since Harold Camping’s supposed failed prediction.

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Well isn’t it? Can we not all bear witness that the world seems to be going berserk? Do we even have to enumerate all the crazy and unexplainable things which seem to be occurring with increasing frequency and intensity?

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ISIL – Execution of man – September 2014 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“A DAY OF DARKNESS AND GLOOMINESS”

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Just listen to the following Bible description of that day from Joel’s fiery prophecy…“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; A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness…” Joel 2:1,2

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Here is an extremely gloomy scenario that the prophet is painting: “A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness…” Joel 2:2

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Judgment Bus New-Orleans – 2011 – cropped image – Wikipedia – share-alike-license

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“the day of the LORD comes…with wrath and fierce anger”

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And what about Isaiah? Listen to Isaiah 13:9…“Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Book_of_Revelation_Chapter_9-1_%28Bible_Illustrations_by_Sweet_Media%29.jpgwith wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and He shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.”

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So, did we really expect that Judgment Day would be a day of joy and gladness? Were we hoping for God to smile down upon us?

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No, just the opposite! This period of time, however long it continues, will probably grow darker and more evil.

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.Judgment Day – by sweet media – cropped image – Wikimedia – 

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“Prophesy…not unto us right things, speak…smooth things…”

Isaiah 30:10

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And so, with these horrible descriptions, it is small wonder that those Christians who are attempting to blow the trumpet of alarm, may indeed come off as being very negative!

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And today’s softly-appareled Christian community is not accustomed to hearing such harsh negativity. They demand “smooth things”! Isaiah 30:10

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But this is not a time for smooth sermons, joking preachers, and sensual crooners! No, it is finally time for God to arise and let the citizenry of this rebellious world hear just what He thinks about us. After all, He has been silent about His true feelings for so many centuries. 

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Global Warning – Judgment – Christ Coming by Julian Osley – cropped image – Wikimedia – Share Alike License

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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But the Good News is, that even though Judgment Day may have already begun, it is still the day of mercy.

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Yes, mercy has not sailed away as yet! And so, let’s not be negligent in our repentance and turning away from our sins.

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And listen to this one last very hopeful passage…

“…for the Day of the LORD is great and very terrible;

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgand who can abide it?

Therefore…turn ye even to Me

with all your heart, and with fasting,

and with weeping, and with mourning…

….for He is gracious and merciful,

slow to anger, and of great kindness…

Who knoweth if He will return and repent,

and leave a blessing behind Him…?”

Joel 2:11-14

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 9, CLICK HERE… March 29 (A 3-Fingered Judgment-Day, Part 9: “Will The Real Nazi Fascist Please Shout the Loudest!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to prepare my heart for that day. Let me hide all those great and precious promises in my heart, so that I may walk by these through the soon-coming fire and tempest…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…SEPTEMBER 5 (Apocalypse Now! Part 9: Has Judgment Day Begun? Part 1), or you can also read… NOVEMBER 27 (Prayer in a Fragile World! Part 3: No Fear On Judgment Day?

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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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LET’S CATCH A VISION OF THE PROMISED LAND!

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“Where there is no vision, the people perish” Proverbs 29:18

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In the beginning, God placed our first parents in a beautiful garden. But as a result of sin, this world lost much of its beauty. The curse has marred, to a great extent, the pristine condition of nature.

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There are perhaps many, who are under the impression, that God’s redeemed will spend all eternity sitting on a puffy little cloud, strumming a harp. Nothing could be further from the truth! “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth:” Revelation 21:1

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Do we really imagine that the same God who created that incredible garden for our first parents, would then put us through all this sorrow and hardships, only to stick us in some boring situation, for eternity? Such people don’t know God nearly well enough.

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The beauty and innocent joys of this present world, are just a faint reflection of what awaits all those who persevere on the upward pathway to that Celestial City of God.

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LET’S CATCH A VISION OF THAT PROMISED LAND

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So Signs Of Heaven encourages the reader to begin to get a vision of the New Heaven and New Earth, and begin to get excited about it. When we hear the cry of a new-born baby, or the innocent laughter of little children. When we see a little forest creature having fun, or we enjoy a walk along the sand at the ocean, and hear the majestic roar of the crashing waves. These, and the many other joys of life were created by the One who has also gone to prepare an even more beautiful place for us to live. He knows our needs, and will provide a home, far more wonderful than this sin-cursed Earth.

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And when we finally cross that river, and we stand together on the shores of that world-to-come, we will look in amazement at what He has in store for us there. And then we will know for certain, that, His mercy endures forever”, because, “God is love”!

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Wildpferde Tripsdrill – Wikimedia Commons – share-alike license

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TOMORROW:

January 2 (This Vanity Fair Dream-Machine! Part 2: It’s A Theme-park World!)

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