Daily Devotional, Year 3 – January 19 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 8: “And Then I’ll Be Happy!”)

By admin On March 7th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – January 19

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As The Flower of the Field, Part 8: “And Then I’ll Be Happy!”

To read Part 1, click here… “March 19th (As the Flower of the Field!)”

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 “Take therefore no thought for the morrow:

for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.

Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”

Matthew 6:34

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Have you ever lived your life, saying to yourself, “If I do this and that, then I will findhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Depressionen.jpg happiness”?

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Has your life ever been made up of “5-year plans”, by which you will then, hopefully, find a happy and fulfilled life?

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Girl – Depression by Danielzanetti for Wikimedia – C.C. Share-alike License 3.0

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SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LINE

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Well, there are many persons who realize that they have not achieved peace, contentment, and happiness.

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And so they make some ambitious plan that will hopefully bring them happiness, “somewhere down the line”.

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Yes, we live in a world that is, well, it’s less than it should be.

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In other words, there are a whole lot of people out there, who are striving for happiness in this world, but not finding it!

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And so we attempt to achieve happiness by striving and struggling to find that allusive quality of life: happiness.

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And what about peace of mind? No, that too is just as allusive as the other!

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“ALL IS VANITY & VEXATION”

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Listen to the wisest of all mortals, Solomon…“I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit. That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.” Ecclesiastes 1:14, 15

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Here, Solomon discovers that all the works of this world only bring meaninglessness, and vexation of spirit. It’s all useless!

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Dore – Solomon – Proverbs – Wikipedia – Public domain

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GOD IS MERCIFUL

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Oh yes, God’s rain falls upon the just and the unjust. He allows http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lunch_Break_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1124457.jpgpeople times of enjoyment, and times of rest.

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But the Wise Man once again pegged it correctly, when he said…“Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.” Ecclesiastes 4:13

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Yes, deep inside the human heart exists sorrow, turmoil, fear, uncertainty, and hopelessness. And so, even in laughter, these sorrowful traits remain deep within!

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“NO REST UNTO THE WICKED”

Isaiah 57:21

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And so, deep down, the people of the world have no, “rest unto your souls”, as Jesus offers to us in Matthew 11:28.

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And also, Revelation 14 puts it this way… “And they have no Rest, day nor night, who worship the Beast and his image…”

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Each and every man, woman, and child either worships God, or they worship, “the god of this world” (2nd Corinthians 4:4).

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And so, worshiping the beast and his image is really all about which ruler I now serve: God or Satan!

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And serving the god of this world brings only unrest and vexation of spirit!

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Jesus The Good Shepherd – Bernhard Plockhorst – 1825-1907 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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“IF ONLY…”

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And so, humanity strives to achieve some sort of earthly bliss, saying such things as, “If only I could purchase that little cottage by that peaceful river!”

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“If only I could get that job promotion!”

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“If only I could build up a big fat pile of money!”

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“If only I could find that ‘dream-girl’ to marry!”

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“If only, If only, If only…”

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These are just a few of the many, “5-year plans”, which people promise to themselves, in attempt to find joy, contentment, and peace!

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“BEHOLD! ALL IS VANITY!”

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But the words of the Wise Man keep coming back around…“behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.” Ecclesiastes 1:14

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These above words of wisdom are especially meant for the ones that God has His hands on.

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Yes, prior to our Salvation, God often allows us to strive and struggle by our own strength and wisdom.

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And so our life often seems like a car stuck in the mud or snow. We keep spinning our wheels! But we never seem to get out of the deep rut that we’re stuck in!

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Human worry & stress – by Becky Wetherington for Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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“COME UNTO ME…AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST!”

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But after a lifetime of vain struggling, when the day arrives in which we finally give up trying to achieve happiness by our own strength…we then turn to the Lord…

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And Jesus says…“Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you Rest.” Matthew 11:28

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Here is the loving Savior, offering us a Rest, which the world can never achieve without Him.

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And as this above passage continues, Jesus says…”Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” Matthew 11:29

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Jesus The Good Shepherd – Bernhard Plockhorst – 1825-1907 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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THE UPWARD PATHWAY OF PEACE & JOY!

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Yes, Jesus says…”Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” Matthew 11:29

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Oh, Jesus only wishes for us to sit down and begin reading and learning about Him, and taking His easy yoke of service upon us.

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And by so-doing, we will ultimately find that joy, peace, and contentment that we have so greatly desired, yet could never achieve by our own strength!

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But to learn of Him! That, my friend, is the upward pathway of peace and joy! 

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ABOVE PICTURE: The True Upward Pathway www.signsofheaven.org

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“TAKE NO THOUGHT FOR TOMORROW”

Matthew 6:34

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Those who have put on the yoke of Christ, will discover that no longer do they live for, “someday”!

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“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

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And those who follow Jesus live for today!

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Oh yes, they may plan for the future.

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But their joy and peace is for today, not for somewhere down the line!

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Woman with Bible? – Brooklyn Museum – La Roche Guyon by Theodore Robinson – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“LABOR TO ENTER INTO THAT REST” 

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Oh yes, to enter into His Rest may also require a struggle, and yes, even some times of tears!https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Angel_prayers.jpg

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But the big difference is, the more that we live by His precious promises, the greater will be our trust in His Word!

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And to trust His Word is the key to joy and peace and even a blissful life, which can never be found apart from Him!

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CASTLES OF SAND ALL WASH AWAY!

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And eventually, that day finally arrives in which the waves of tragedy wash away all castles made of sand!

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But our house will have been founded on the Solid Rock, which will never wash away!

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INTO THE PROMISED LAND!

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And then comes the day in which all the world’s lost souls go down to their final and silent resting place.

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But we instead, will walk onward and upward out of this dark world, and into the Celestial City of God!

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And that City is the City of Joy, and laughter, and Rest, and Peace for evermore!

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After all, the very name of that heavenly city is “Jerusalem”, which means, “City of Peace”! 

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Thomas Cole – Pilgrim of the Cross at the End of His Journey – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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TO READ PART 9, GO HERE…January (As The Flower of the Field, Part 9: “Black Holes In Inner-Space!)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, I choose to become one of the truly rich souls who have everlasting life! Guide me up the Heavenward pathway, day-by-day…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“March 6th (How To Find Perfect Peace!)”, or you can also read this next article…” June 17th (Martha, the “Doer” & Mary, the “Hearer”)”

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FLOWER OF THE FIELD CONSTELLATION

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This is perhaps one of the most amazing constellations that God has created! It truly looks like a flower, and appears to be blowing in the direction of westward. But as autumn draws near, this constellation appears to bow itself down, just like the flowers of Earth bow down, at the summer’s end.

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And these are not merely obscure stars. These are among the biggest and brightest stars in the night heavens!

Two Turtledoves-Flower of the Field- Cross/Scepter Constellations

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The Two Turtle-Doves Constellation is also known as Sagittarius .

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The Flower of the Field is commonly known as Scorpio .

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But there is another obvious aspect to this constellation group. Notice that the birds are flying in the same direction as the flower is bending; it is as if the east wind is blowing these heavenly messengers…

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“The wind blows where it desires, and you hear the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. John 3:8.

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So here is another incredible Bible concept, written in the heavens! And God has spoken of these signs! Listen… “For ever, O LORD, Thy Word is settled in heaven.” Psalm 119:89

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THE ZODIAC CONSTELLATION NAMES

By the way, it is not the purpose of www.theheavensdeclare.net to give any validity to the Zodiac or any pagan deities. But the common names of many constellations must be given, solely for the purpose of locating them on star-charts.

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FLOWER CONSTELLATION BOWS DOWN…

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AUGUST 28TH, 2011

"Ark of the Covenant" and "Flower of the Field" Constellations (Springtime)Public Domain-www.signsofheaven.org

 

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It has become apparent, on this date, that as summer draws to a close, this Flower of the Field Constellation” appears to bend almost completely down. This occurs as it travels into the western skies. It somehow rotates in order to produce this effect. This is a very wonderful phenomenon…and biblical too! After all, the Bible says “the grass withers and the flower falls away”. And that’s exactly what this flower constellation seems to do.

."Ark of the Covenant" and "Flower of the Field" Constellations (Autumn) Public Domain-www.signsofheaven.org

It almost seems to be bowing itself…in the direction of that bright and beautiful star, “Arcturus” (which represents Jesus). This would make sense. After all, Scripture states…

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“…unto Me (the Lord), every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear… Bel bows down, Nebo stoops… They stoop, they bow down together… Listen to Me… all you remnant of the house of Israel (God’s people)… which are carried from the womb: And even to your old age I am he… even I will carry, and will deliver you.” Isaiah 46″1-4 (condensed)

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flower of the Field Constellation”

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TOMORROW…

January 20 (Revelation 18:2: “A Cage of Every Unclean & Hateful Bird! Part 2: Social Club Gospel”

 

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