Daily Devotional, Year 3 – April 11 (Revelation 18:2: A Cage of Every Unclean & Hateful Bird! Part 6: “Parrots & Bible Prophecy!”

By admin On June 29th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – April 11

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Revelation 18:2: A Cage of Every Unclean & Hateful Bird! Part 6: “Parrots & Bible Prophecy!”

To read Part 1, go here…January 15 (Revelation 18:2: “A Cage of Every Unclean & Hateful Bird!”)

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“And he (the mighty angel) cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” Revelation 18:2

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Bat – Wikipedia- Creative Commons 2.5

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God created nature to be enjoyed.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpg

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From the tiniest atom to the greatest star, God’s love, His beauty, His wisdom, His Law & order, and His poetry, these are all clearly seen throughout nature!

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Yes, these five witnesses all testify that this universe was no accident, but in truth, the purposeful creation by an all-wise, all-powerful Creator!

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Starry Night at La Silla – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

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NATURE’S BEAUTY

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Now, in God’s infinite wisdom, the things of nature were created to be enjoyed on different levels.

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For instance, humanity can enjoy nature purely for its beauty.

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And, the artist never runs out of new things to paint, in hopes of conveying that beauty of nature into his painting!

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South American Butterfly – Wikipedia – Share-Alike License

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NATURE’S POETRY

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But also, the poet can look at the various aspects of nature in hopes of finding the inspiration to compose poetry, utilizing all the countless poetical metaphors found throughout nature, and putting them into words and rhymes!

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Worker ant carrying leaf – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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NATURE’S LAWS & ORDER

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And yet, on another level, because God has designed nature to operate by fixhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Stylised_Lithium_Atom.pnged laws, the scientist is thrilled to study nature!

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Yes, because of the consistent obedience to those laws which govern all nature, it is a joy to study the physical realm.

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But if nature operated chaotically, then it would be much too frustrating for scientists to study nature!

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They would never find satisfaction, but only confusion and disappointment!

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Stylised Lithium Atom – Share-alike Lic. – Wikimedia Commons

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Now, there are many who love God’s Creation for the wisdom it teaches!

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PARROTS 

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Yes, nature is filled with wise lessons!

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For instance, just behold beautiful parrots.

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Oh yes, we dazzle at their bright colors!

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And we marvel at their aerodynamic design!

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And we delight in and even laugh at their unique ability to mimic the conversations which they are taught by their masters!

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Parrot – Sun conure puzzle – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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“THE FOWLS OF THE AIR…SHALL TELL THEE!”

Job 12:7

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But we shouldn’t overlook the lessons that can be gleaned from these little marvels of Creation!

Sentinal Parrots - Wikimedia - Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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For instance, it has not escaped the notice of mankind, that an analogy can be made between the mimicry of parrots and the mimicry of humans.

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We’ve all heard the common phrase, “He’s just ‘parroting’ what he heard others say!”

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Sentinal Parrots – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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WE TOO, PARROT OTHERS!

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Yes, the parrot’s ability to mimic the things that people say makes a wonderful analogy and metaphor so commonly found in the everyday life of people.

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So often we humans mimic what we hear others say!

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Whether from the television, radio, Internet, books and magazines, or from our friends and family, things often get repeated.

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Things people say frequently get “parroted” by others!

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Now just what does all this have to do with Christianity?

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BIBLE PROPHECY

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Yes, just what does all this have to do with Christianity?

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Simple, there happens to be a huge amount of Bible prophecy which often gets parroted!

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For instance, people find great confidence and assurance merely because the vast majority of theologians and Bible teachers mostly seem to agree with one another regarding end-time Bible prophecy. And this seems to give credence to the general consensus viewpoint regarding last day events.

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But how could this be? How could they all seem to agree, one with another?

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Colorful Parrots Couple – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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THE “ORTHODOXY” IN AGREEMENT

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And what seems even more “assuring” is that the vast majority of church-goers today hold to the general consensus concerning just how end-time events will soon transpire.

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In other words, because the general consensus of the so-called “orthodoxy” holds to the Pre-Tribulation Rapture theory, so does the vast majority of church laity, to a great extent!

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Evangelist Preaching – Church – Audience hands – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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READING ONE ANOTHER’S BOOKS

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But what most people don’t consider is that all those theologians and Bible teachers didn’t just come up with the Pre-Tribulation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Late,_Great_Planet_Earth_cover.jpgRapture theory by their own independent Bible study.

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No, but rather, they mostly read one another’s books and listen to one another’s CD’s and radio/television shows.

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In other words, the vast majority of theologians and Bible teachers are, to a great extent, just parroting what they heard or read by other theologians and Bible teachers.

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Oh yes, they have looked up the proof texts of these other theologians. And oh yes, they have even come up with further proof-texts to prove this theory and its related tenets.

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But it is no accident that they mostly agree with one another!

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The Late, Great Planet Earth cover – Wikipedia – Non-Free Media Rationale

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“THOU SHALT NOT ADD UNTO THE WORD”

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For instance, today’s theologians just didn’t each think up the name, “Pre-Tribulation Rapture” on their own.

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They obviously all got it from somebody else.

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After all, the nameCyrus Scofield - 1920 - Wikipedia - US Public Domain, “Pre-Tribulation Rapture” isn’t even found in the Bible!

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Some theologian concocted that name. Maybe Darby, or Scofield.

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And every one else borrowed it from them.

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John Nelson Darby – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

Cyrus Scofield – 1920 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW’S DEVOTIONAL…Revelation 18:2: A Cage of Every Unclean & Hateful Bird! Part 7: “Parrots & Bible Prophecy!” CONTINUED

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to come out of this Babylon of confusion, and worship Thee 100%…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… March 1st (A Designer Jesus!), or you can also read this article…JULY 23 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 13: The Evangelical Cult!), or this next article… Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“And there appeared a great wonder (sign) in heaven; a woman

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And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness” 

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Revelation 12:1, 14

 

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FROM WHERE & TO WHERE DOES SHE FLEE?

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WOMAN ROTATES THROUGH THE SEASONS…

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This page is about the Big Dipper, also called the Great Bear constellation (Ursa Major ). However, the ancient pagan cultures did not see this constellation as God intended it to be seen. It is actually a headless woman in childbirth.  This is seen in springtime. It is seen in the northern skies. 

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But as the seasons progress, this travailing woman flips upside down, now appearing as a woman with upraised arms like eagle wings who is running (eventually flying, as shown in sketch on right) into the wilderness (westward). The single star representing her birth-child (Christ) now becomes her head (“Christ is the head of the church.” Ephesians 5:23

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The 7 Stars (Big Dipper) is easy to see with its very bright 7 stars. But the Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) must be seen on a dark starry night, away from city lights. 

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These are star charts from Wikipedia, with sketches of the Woman added.

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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…

 

April 12 (Revelation 18:2: A Cage of Every Unclean & Hateful Bird! Part 7: “Parrots & Bible Prophecy!” CONTINUED) 

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