Daily Devotional, Year 4, May 5: Global Warming Alert! Part 2: “Paradise Lost”

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 5

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Global Warming Alert! Part 2: “Paradise Lost”

To read Part 1, click here…Today’s Devotional, Year 1 – September 23rd (Global Warming Alert!)

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“But the heavens and the earth,

which are now,

by the same word are kept in store,

reserved unto fire against the day of judgment

and perdition of ungodly men…

and the elements shall melt with fervent heat,

the earth also and the works

that are therein shall be burned up”

2nd Peter 3:7, 10

 

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On a Thursday morning, the residents of Paradise California woke up to perhaps one of the rudest awakenings in modern history, as the alarm of fire sounded, causing a frantic scrambling to escape for their very lives through raging killer flames!

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The beautiful little forest community was all but destroyed, causing nearly 100 tragic deaths!

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Nearly 20,000 buildings destroyed!

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Almost the entire town now lay desolate!

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The entire community being displaced, having to take refuge wherever they could! 

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Welcome to Paradise, CA – Wikipedia – Public Domain(2)

 

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PARADISE LOST

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This obvious analogy between Paradise California and Milton’s infamous book, Paradise Lost has not escaped the notice of the public. 

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And the horrific and tragic fire which destroyed almost the entire community of Paradise has been described as “apocalyptic” in nature, as it was so unbelievable, that it took the collective breath away from the horrified, onlooking public!

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Paradise California – Wikipedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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GLOBAL WARMING?

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There has been an alarm sounding for several decades now, concerning global warming.

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Day and night, the media has been warning the world that our technology and industry has created an increase in global temperature.

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Earth On Stove – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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IS THE PLANET WARMING, COOLING…OR BOTH?

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Well, of course, there is an ongoing debate as to whether or not the globe has been going through a number of years of global cooling now. Certainly in some areas of our land, there has been severe drought for a number of years. So instead of calling it “Global Warming”, they now call it “Climate Change”, which allows for cold spells as well as hot spells, allowing much leeway and shelter for defenders of this theory.

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But just how significant the role that technology and industry plays in affecting the climate has also been part of the current ongoing debate.

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But perhaps it’s true. Yes, maybe our powerful high-tech/industrial world does indeed affect the climate.

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But the truth is, nobody actually knows for certain (even though many claim they know for sure).

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Question Mark – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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CLIMATE CHANGE IN CENTURIES PAST

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However, the fact is, regional drought and even warming is nothing new.

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Yes, throughout history there has been warming in certain areas.

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For instance, during the warming of one particular part of the globe, long extinct ancient villages and remnants of ancient forests have been exposed from the receding glacier ice in those areas.

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Also, the Bible reveals that much of the Middle East was once very lush, tropical forests and meadows, such as ancient Israel. And the ancient city-state of Babylon was probably another area which was once very lush and green during the days of Nebuchadnezzar, before it finally became a barren desert as it is, even now. 

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“He turneth…a…fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.”

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But just what was the source of that global warming back in those days? After all, there was no industrial technology back in https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cracked_earth_in_the_Rann_of_Kutch.jpgthose past millenniums.

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Well, the Bible reveals one very important truth about climate change in Psalm 107:33, 34…“He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground; A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.”

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Here we realize that it is God who sometimes punishes a culture’s immorality by turning its luscious greenery into dry desert.

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It’s just very sad that this current-day atheistic culture no longer understands nor assents to these proven Bible truths, unlike many of the western culture’s Christian forefathers, who fully believed these truths!

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Cracked earth in the Rann of Kutch – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.

 

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“He turneth…dry ground into watersprings.”

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Elakala_Waterfalls_Swirling_Pool_Mossy_Rocks.jpgFurthermore, should a society return from its licentious and/or its unjust/violent ways, God can certainly reverse that judgment…

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Listen again to this same Psalm 107…“He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings. And there He maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation; And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.” Psalm 107:35, 36

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And so, whatever the reason for our current global warming (or “global cooling”, as many other meteorologists insist) which is now occurring, God can easily bless a nation which returns in full and true repentance back to Heaven’s ways! As the above Psalm 107 affirms, God can easily turn, the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings.

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The great question which must be answered is simply this: “Are we willing to turn to Him for help? Will this unbelieving and antichrist society ever return back from our rebellion against Heaven?”

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Elakala Waterfalls Swirling Pool Mossy Rocks – cropped image – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

Pray for Our Nation sign – cropped  image – Wikimedia – Share-alike-lic.

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Genesis19-17.jpg“But the heavens and the earth…are now…reserved unto fire against the day of judgment…”

2nd Peter 3:7

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And so, we shouldn’t be surprised when we see so many forests go up in flames. After all, the Bible declares that the end-times are a day of fire…“But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.” 2nd Peter 3:7

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Picture – Lot Escapes – www.thebiblerevival.com offers free Bible clipart – Public Domain.

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Elakala_Waterfalls_Swirling_Pool_Mossy_Rocks.jpg“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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The extremely Good News is that there awaits a “Promised Land” in which all the redeemed ones will enjoy a world and a universe which no more suffer the curse which was placed on this present doomed world. And the call is now going out to every man, woman, and child to renounce this world of selfishness and sin, and begin the spiritual sojourn to the New Heavens and the New Earth in which we will be forever happy, and forever young!

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Elakala Waterfalls Swirling Pool Mossy Rocks – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1835-19-River_of_the_Water_of_Life.png“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth:

for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away…

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1835-19-River_of_the_Water_of_Life.pngand there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying,

neither shall there be any more pain:

for the former things are passed away.

And he that sat upon the throne said,

Behold, I make all things new.

Revelation 21:1, 4, 5

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The River Of The Water Of Life by H. Melville – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to make myself ready for that Day of Fire & Brimstone, which is soon to burst forth…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read... “Flower of the Field Constellation, Part 3: “Signs of the World’s End””, or you may also read…OCTOBER 10 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 2: If My People…)

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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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LOOSING THE BANDS OF ORION

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God spoke several times of Orion, in Scripture. His question to Job was a very mystifying question, to say the least… “Canst thou…loose the bands of Orion?” Job 38:31. Such a strange question, indeed! How could a constellation have its bands loosed, much less, even have bands? Puzzling, puzzling!

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But now, He is revealing this bright and beautiful constellation in a way that has never before been seen. God Himself is loosing Orion’s bands, as He is just now unraveling this age-old mystery. And we are beginning to understand that this most infamous of all constellations is nothing less than a remarkable metaphor concerning Jesus.

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THE 5 OFFICES OF ORION

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But like most of the other Signs which this website reveals, Orion too, has much more to say as he changes his position in the sky. And this Soldier in the Heavens puts on different garb, as he presents the five awesome aspects of his various offices. From ‘Orion the Soldier’, and ‘Orion the Reaper’and ‘Orion the Archer’and ‘The Cross of Orion’, and last but certainly not least, “Orion, The Good Shepherd”. This amazing constellation presents a very complex revelation of the God’s magnificent love for a fallen planet.

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So read on and discover, “things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.” Matthew 13:35

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Orion Phenomena”

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TOMORROW:

Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 6 (Global Warming Alert! Part 2: “Why Is There Global Warming?”)

 

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