Daily Devotional, Year 3 – June 24 (Revelation 16:19: “And the Cities of the Nations Fell”)

By admin On February 16th, 2021

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – June 24

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And the Cities of the Nations Fell

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“Rev_16:19  And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

 

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Back in earlier decades, young school-age children spent their summer vacation picking crops. Of course, nowadays, such “child-abuse” is not allowed, even though, these young kids learned some really great work skills! And those who have grown up in those past decades will testify, this nation was much stronger than today.

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But those young children who grew up in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, witnessed a curious phenomenon in the many bean fields, which they harvested in the area of the nation. You see, in the several months during bean-picking season, the same field needed to be re-picked at least three times. But in the last picking of the season, it was evident that the quality of those beans diminished to the point that they were very large, but very empty and hollow! These inferior beans were referred to as “culls”! Nevertheless, they had to be harvested. But how they were used, the young pickers were never told.

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And as with everything in the world, one can make a spiritual analogy. The Bible declares…Psa_19:1  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

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Yes, everything in the heavens, including earth, declares some aspect of the Gospel! From the tiniest atomic particle, to the greatest galaxy and even beyond, God has inscribed His glory, which of course, is His indescribable love and mercy, even for those who have rejected that love and mercy!

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And this brings us to our signature Bible passage for today…“And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath.” Revelation 16:19 

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Yes, this above prophecy from The Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, foretells of the hour of history in which “the cities of the nations fell”. And in spite of the sad fact that most theologians and Bible teachers teach the unlearned church community that Revelation is for the future, and not for now, Revelation 16:19 prophesy’s of a time just prior to Judgment Day when the cities of the nations are in a fallen condition. And much like the last picking of green bean “culls”, our current-day societies are seemingly filled with a low grade, a sub-grade of humans! Just go on the Internet and watch videos of America during earlier generations and marvel how much neater and healthier the pedestrians appeared! Then watch a newly-made video of today’s city streets and see how greatly we have devolved in just a short span of time!

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And then just listen to the social/political commentators complain of how devolved our public education system has become. Young people are barely able to answer even the most basic questions about the world around them. And crime is now running rampant in big cities, along with drugs, gambling, sexual perversions, theft, violence, etc…. And the governors and mayors of many cities seem incapable of solving these problems, while even sown some are applauding the downfall and destruction of their cities! And the voters keep voting them back into power because these corrupt politicians promise to give them “free stuff” in exchange for their votes.

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Truly, the Book of Revelation has accurately foretold of the downfall of “the cities of the nations”!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, …

 

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…March 28th (Taking Back This Nation For God!), or you may also read…October 24th (And The Nations Were Angry!

Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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THE END

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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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

.This is a drawing of a winter-time total lunar eclipse, first published in Bilder- (Picture Atlas of the Stemenwelt) in 1888

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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Dutch Painting: Um_moinho_dominando_a_baía_à_luz_lunar – wikimedia – US public domain

This is a drawing of a winter-time total lunar eclipse, first published in Bilder- (Picture Atlas of the Stemenwelt) in 1888

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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:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ARembrandt_Sick_Woman_Lying_in_Bed%2C_Probably_Saskia.jpg

June 25 (Rollie-Pollie Bug Christians! Part 5: “Curling Up With God”)

Rembrandt – Sick Woman Lying in Bed – Probably Saskia – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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