Daily Devotional, Year 4 – March 27 (Dawn of the Dead! Part 6: “The Time of Trouble”)

By admin On March 27th, 2021

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – March 27

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Dawn of the Dead! Part 6: “The Time of Trouble”

To read Part 1, click here…Today’s Devotional – September 16th (Dawn of the Dead! Part 1: Music)

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Are you old enough to remember that startling movie, “Dawn of the Dead”?

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Being one of the first of its kind, it had a stunning effect on movie-goers. That is, to see dead people slowly sleep-walking through a giant shopping mall, surrealistically going through the motions of shopping, while silky violin strains of “elevator music” echoed through the post apocalyptic mall, was a giant shock to movie audiences back in those days!

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Dawn of the Dead – Wikipedia – Copyrighted – Fair-Use RationaleClick here for Fair-Use Rationale Guidelines – Image germane to this story – Could not find suitable free replacement on Internet – reduced size & quality

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NO MORE ROOM IN HELL!

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Now the premise of that movie was that some world-wide apocalyptic holocaust had killed off the bulk of Mankind, leaving no more room in Hell. And this is loosely based on Jeremiah’s prophecy… “Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter: for they shall bury in Tophet, till there be no place.” Jeremiah 7:32

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Thus the world was now mostly populated by these half-dead zombies, who continually sought to cannibalize the few surviving humans left on earth! And that infamous and eerie shopping mall became the backdrop for this scenario!

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Dawn of the Dead – Wikipedia – Copyrighted – Fair-Use RationaleClick here for Fair-Use Rationale Guidelines – Image germane to this story – Could not find suitable free replacement on Internet – reduced size & quality

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THE LIVING DEAD TRULY EXIST!

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Now this devotional is not promoting the idea that we should be watching movies. No, but the intent is only to provide an earthly analogy for biblical ideas! After all, Paul quoted a line from a secular poet’s poem, when trying to make sense with a group of potential converts. (see Acts 17:28)

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And of course the Bible declares our pre-Salvation condition in the following manner… “And YOU hath He quickened, WHO WERE DEAD in trespasses and sins: Wherein in time past YE WALKED according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:” Ephesians 2:11, 12

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Yes, the Bible repeatedly pronounces our condition as being walking-dead souls, prior to Salvation! That is, without the life-giving Holy Spirit indwelling our hearts, we are merely enjoying the selfish pleasures of this world: Satan’s Dark Kingdom of the Living-Dead lost souls!

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Zombies Night of the Living Dead – Wikipedia – Public-Dom.

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svgNow, there is an aspect of this movie not yet touched upon, which makes sense biblically.

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And just what aspect can this be?

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Question Mark – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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GOD’S REMNANT EATEN UP LIKE BREAD!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Avvakum_by_Myasoyedov.jpegWell, just as the walking dead were trying to eat up the earth’s remaining humans, so too, in these last days, the unsaved people of the world and in the apostate church-world will attempt to eat up God’s remnant people, even as it is written…“Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up My people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God.” Psalm 53:4

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianandapollyon.jpgHere we have a prophecy which will see its final fulfillment in the coming days. Whether speaking literally or just spiritually, God’s people will be devoured, even as written…“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” 1st Peter 5:8 


Oh yes its true, that God’s people have suffered under the cruel hand of Satan for many long centuries. In one way or another, the persecution of Christians has never ceased. By feast or famine, Satan has attacked God’s people over the centuries!

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But there is coming a grand finale, in which God’s people will suffer one last time.

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Burned at the stake – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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

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CANNIBALISM?

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Now, even though these verses will have a spiritual fulfillment, it may be true that we will begin to see a literal fulfillment as well…“The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of My people.” Lamentations 4:10

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Yes, there was literal cannibalism during the Siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD. But we may see an even greater fulfillment in these last days, as the restraining power of God is finally removed from the unsaved multitudes of the earth!

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Cannibalism in Russia and Lithuania 1571. – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Antifa_@_Trump_in_Phoenix_8-22-17.jpg“They are terrible and dreadful…they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat. They shall come all for violence:”

Habakkuk 1:7-9 (condensed)

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anti_Trump_Protests_in_Baltimore_(30909224045).jpgEven right now, societies are devolving at a rapid pace, we are stunned and amazed at the animalistic behavior of violent mobs! Hatred is growing at an exponential rate.

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And if things continue to worsen, the world may become so wicked, that Christians may eventually find themselves fleeing from insane mobs, in a scenario similar to one of those apocalyptic Zombie movies!

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Antifa @ Protest Trump in Phoenix – 8-22-17 – Wikipedia – GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2

Anti Trump Protests in Baltimore – Elvert Barnes PROTEST PHOTOGRAPHY elvertbarnes.com – protestphotography – cropped photo – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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But the Good News is that God will only allow that which He deems necessary for the purification of His people.

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Yes, just as those three Hebrew boys endured the fires of the King of Babylon, so too will God’s people soon walk through the fiery tribulation now prepared by Lucifer, the true King of this Babylonish world!

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And when Christ can see His reflection in His vessels of gold and silver, the persecution will cease.

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And so, let’s take heart that the coming days, weeks, and months will be for our eternal glory, though the fires of tribulation will be heated seven times hotter!

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Fiery Furnace by Gustave Dore’ courtesy of adelaide.edu.au

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to prepare for the coming final conflict…

 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”?” or you can also read… “Castor and Pollux (Part 2: The Return of Christ & The Dawning of the 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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GLORIOUS CROWN CONSTELLATION…

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THE REVELATION 12 WOMAN

(Click here to read more!)

 

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https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&thid=AMMS_6da9b03c66bd053944b2c481083820e4&mediaurl=http%3a%2f%2fupload.wikimedia.org%2fwikipedia%2fcommons%2fthumb%2fa%2fae%2fCorona_Borealis_IAU.svg%2f500px-Corona_Borealis_IAU.svg.png&exph=460&expw=500&q=corona+borealis&selectedIndex=0&stid=80bd01d6-ca2e-d0da-13e2-bd0beb48d175&cbn=EntityAnswer&ajaxhist=0This Glorious Crown Constellation looks like a wreath at first glance. It has 7 stars, plus another star in the middle. This Glorious Crown Constellation is commonly referred to as the Corona Borealis Constellation. This wreath reminds us of the victory wreath given to athletes who won races in the ancient http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lorbeerkranz_Zypern_rem.jpgcultures. This was spoken of by Paul as he compared those ancient races to the race that Christians must run… “Know you all not, that they which run in a race run all, but one receives the prize? So run, that you all may obtain.” 1st Corinthians 9:24 (see also Hebrews 12:1)

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Corona Borealis – seen in warmer months – cropped photo – Wikipedia – Taken from software called Perseus – All rights by Roberto Mura 

Laurel Wreath – Lorbeerkranz_Zypern – cropped photo – Wikipedia – public domain

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“A CROWN OF 12 STARS UPON HER HEAD” …

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But upon a closer examination if you have access to a very dark sky out in the country; if you watch this wreath, you will eventually see 5 more very faint stars, making a total of 12 stars, plus that single star in the middle. This wreath now becomes a crown of 12 stars. This goes along with Revelation 12, which tells of a crown of 12 stars upon the head of the Virtuous Woman of Revelation 12.

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… “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman…and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:” Rev. 12:1.

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But this crown is not yet upon the head of the Virtuous Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation (also known as Ursa Major). It is just above her head, as if she has yet to attain it. Of course, the 13th star in the middle would represent Christ (Who is our true Crown of our rejoicing). Ok, so we have a picture of Christ and His twelve tribes of Israel. But also we have a picture of Christ and His twelve apostles, which is a picture of His Church. So this heavenly crown is a multi-faceted concept.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The 12-Star Crown Constellation of Revelation 12” 

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TOMORROW:

March 28 (How To Keep The Sabbath, Part 4: “How To Quit Working On The Sabbath”)

 

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This massive constellation is comprised of the various constellations on this websiteTHE DESIRE OF AGES, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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This is a chapter of the audio book about the Gospel of Jesus Christ in His life and ministry.

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Chapter 42 – Tradition

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Sign of the Son of Man Constellation – made of the various constellations on this website

 

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This recording #136, is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s 90 minute nightly talk shows. This particular program aired in the last few years of his 50 year radio ministry, and includes caller’s questions regarding his teachings on “the end of the church age”…

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 

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