Daily Devotional, Year 4: May 30 (Noble Bereans, Part 59: “Go Into The Highways & Hedges!”)

By admin On April 13th, 2021

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Daily Devotional, Year 4: May 30

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Noble Bereans, Part 59: “Go Into The Highways & Hedges!”

To read part 1, click here…”September 2nd (Noble Bereans?)”

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So, in this little series, the subject of those noble Bereans has been introduced. And today, it is still worthy of a little more exploration into another area of concern.

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Let’s review the key Bible passage… “And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming there, went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:10, 11

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St Paul Preaching (Raphael, 1515) Wikipedia US public domain

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AN OPEN-MINDED SPIRIT IN BEREA

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Okay, so those in Berea were more noble, because they:

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1. “Received the Word with all readiness of mind.”

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2. “And searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”

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And so, the Bereans were ready to receive new teachings, which no doubt, conflicted with the supposed, “orthodox” teachings of that day.

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Thus there was an open-mindedness which permeated their hearts, and a willingness to search the Scriptures daily, in hopes that these seemingly new teachings were indeed true!

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La Bible, Notre-Dame – cropped photo – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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A WORLD-LOVING CHURCH TODAY

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:People_on_Times_Square.jpgNow, this parable of the Great Supper, not only is a personal message for individual souls, but also is a great prophecy for today’s church-world which is filled with world-loving church-attendees, who are preoccupied with worldly endeavors, all to the bankruptcy of their souls.

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Yes, in the very nations which once rejoiced in the Christian Reformation, Satan has caused to turn away from the Gospel, in pursuit of the earthly pleasures and worldly treasures.

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And the Church to a great extent has joined in with the secular world in seeking after much of the same selfish world-loving pursuits!

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People on Times Square – Wikimedia Commons – CROPPED IMAGE – Share-Alike License

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“COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE!”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Poor_man_reading.jpg

Revelation 18:4

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And as a result of our earthly-minded pursuits, the Lord is now moving away from the apostate churches and denominations, and instead, calling all those who have nothing to lose: the poor, the homeless, the addicts, the hungry, and anyone else who has nothing to lose by joining the end-time exodus out of this world!

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In other words, the Lord is going to the “highways and hedges” to call anyone willing to respond to His invitation!

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Homeless man reading Bible – cropped image – Wikimedia share-alike license

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TODAY’S PRAYER…http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be an open-minded seeker of truth, even if it means giving up a very highly regarded Church opinion! Let me be willing to investigate any seemingly new teaching if it appears to have some biblical validity…

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

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…August (Noble Bereans, Part 16: “The Signs Of Heaven?”) or you can also read…October 30 (Noble Bereans, Part 26 – “The Message of the Third Angel of Revelation 14”)

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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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THESE SIGNS ARE MENTIONED

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From time to time, the Book of Revelation mentions stars. But when we get to Revelation Chapter 12, it speaks of two “great signs in heaven”. First, it speaks of the sign in heaven of a woman with child. Then it speaks of the sign in heaven of a great red dragon, with a tail that sweeps one-third of the stars and casts these stars down to the earth. So we get the sense that this phenomenon that the Apostle John was seeing, was closely intertwined with the starry host of the heavens. And these two signs in heaven, a woman, and a dragon, are a big part of this website, Signs Of Heaven.

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And so this phenomenon that the Apostle John was seeing, was closely intertwined with the starry host of the heavens.

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What really gives validity to this idea, is that God created the Universe in such a way, that if one looks at the major constellations, then this Revelation 12 scenario can be seen. So please read on. And if you really want to see this heavenly battle, you just might. It will take some real effort on your part. But through prayer, faith, and study of the site, God may just graciously open your eyes to see this amazing story written on the heavenly scroll above. But don’t wait! This heavenly scroll will soon be rolled up, just as it is written… “And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together;” Revelation 6:14

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WINTER CONSTELLATIONS-SEEN IN FALL: This sketch to the right is how this constellation group appears in the eastern sky in fall. This is the four primary constellations of the Winter Constellations. They can be seen in this position, in the late fall above the eastern horizon. The Woman of Revelation 12 is commonly called Ursa Major or The Big Dipper and appears in the north. Orion the Soldier is the at the bottom is to the south of the Woman. The The Dragon of Revelation Constellation’s mouth isThe Hyades Cluster, and the tip of his tail is Pleiades, and his Wave of Water is primarily the  Auriga constellation. The Glorious Horse Constellation  head is of  Perseus Constellation and his rear end is Cassiopeia Constellation.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)

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TOMORROW

May 31 (Seared As With A Hot Iron, Part 2: “It’s A Totalitarian World!”)

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