Daily Devotional, Year 3 – September 6 (Nature’s Witnesses, Part 12: “The Health of Creation!”)

By admin On March 29th, 2017

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – September 6

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Nature’s Witnesses, Part 12: “The Health of Creation!”

To read Part 1, click here…Today’s Devotional – January 25th (Nature’s 7 Witnesses)

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“O taste and see that the LORD is good…

He left not Himself without witness,

in that He did good,

and gave us rain from heaven,

and fruitful seasons,

filling our hearts with food and gladness.”

Psalm 34:8 & Acts 14:17

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:South-American_butterfly.jpgThere is no excuse for anyone who disbelieves in God!

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Nature has its witnesses, who stand up and speak eloquently on the Creator’s behalf!

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South American Butterfly – Wikipedia – Share-Alike License

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“AND GOD SAW EVERY THING THAT HE MADE, AND BEHOLD, IT WAS VERY GOOD!”

Genesis 1:31

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpg

Just look at the beauty of nature!

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Behold nature’s awesome grandeur!

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And seek after its wisdom! Its poetry! Its law & order! Its love! It’s joy!

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Look up, and behold the signs written in the sun, moon and stars! (see Luke 21:25)

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These are the faithful witnesses found in all of nature, which proclaim their Divine Maker!

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

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“MY HEART SHALL REJOICE, EVEN MINE!”

Proverbs 23:15

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:COCTEL_DE_FRUTAS.jpgBut today’s devotional has discovered one more faithful witness found in nature!

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And just what could that witness be?

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Health!

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Yes, nature promotes health!

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Nature is literally teeming with healthy pursuits!

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Fruit Cocktail – Wikimedia – Public Domain 

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ALL WAS GOOD!

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Uh, well, uh, that’s not exactly true.

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You see, the Bible informs us that this world was originally created to be all good! And all healthy!

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Yes, the world was originally created to provide both man and animals with health and happiness. And in that original garden, everything was provided for us all to live forever! Death was nowhere to be found!

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And in that garden, mankind was given a diet and lifestyle, which if continued in, would have resulted in mankind’s eternal health and happiness!

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Fruit Stall in Barcelona Market by Daderot – Wikipedia share-alike license

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LUCIFER’S PLAN OF “DIVERSITY” BROUGHT DISEASE AND DEATH!http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paradise_Lost_3.jpg

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But unfortunately, the Bible informs us that a rebellion occurred in Heaven. Lucifer, the greatest of all angels thought he had a better plan than Heaven’s unselfish love.

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Yes, Lucifer convinced a large percentage of Heaven’s citizenry that true happiness could be attained by living for self. No longer did these rebels want to live unselfishly.

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Gustave Dore – Paradise Lost illustration – Lucifer becomes Satan – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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PLANET EARTH BECAME LUCIFER’S WORLD

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And this rebellion eventually found its way down to the fledgling planet, Planet Earth.

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And all Lucifer needed to do was to convince Earth’s two occupants to break the one rule that God had laid down: to go beyond the prescribed diet and eat of the fruit of that one forbidden tree: “The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil”.

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Eve – Tizian – Wikipedia – pub-dom

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REBELLION BROUGHT DISEASE AND DESTRUCTION!

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And so, the rest is history. Lucifer and his fellow angels now became the unseen rulers of this fallen world.

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And mankind no longer followed that healthful lifestyle provided for them in the Garden. No, mankind began living a well, less-than-wholesome lifestyle.

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And needless to say, mankind has suffered the dreadful results of our disobedience. Haven’t we?

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Cole Thomas – Expulsion from the Garden of Eden – 1828 – Boston Museum & Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“EVEN IN LAUGHTER, THE HEART IS SORROWFUL!”

Proverbs 14:13

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Oh, there is so much suffering, and sickness, and sorrow in this fallen, selfish world.https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Heinrich_Seufferheld_Betendes_Maedchen_opus_16,1_1893.png

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And while the still healthy ones seem to enjoy and laugh and have a good time in this selfish world, the older citizens, and the unfortunate ones are mostly suffering, sometimes intensely because of our rebellious ways!

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Woman praying – Heinrich Seufferheld – 1893 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

Woman applying make-up – Wikimedia – Share-alike License 2.0

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“COME UNTO ME ALL YE THAT…ARE HEAVY BURDENED!”

Matthew 11:28

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The Good News is, that mankind, in these last moments of time, is finally figuring out that nature’s laws, if obeyed, will bring increased health and happiness.

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Oh no, it’s too late to completely reverse the results of our disobedience.

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Cross of Jesus Christ – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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“THEY SHALL BEHOLD THE LAND THAT IS VERY FAR OFF!”

Isaiah 33:17

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And for those who take hold of the Way, Life, and Truth, they will eventually enter into a Promised Land in which disobedience will not even be an option: because they will have learned from experience that selfishness and disobedience only lead to disease and sorrow and ultimately death!

Yes, one day soon, those who are wise will cross that dark river, only to enter into the Promised Land in which joy and peace and brotherly kindness will be unmarred by sin and sorrow!

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And they will be forever healthy! And forever young!

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River of Water of Life – H. Melville – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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TO READ PART 13, GO HERE…December 14 (Nature’s Witnesses, Part 13: “An Open Letter To An Atheist Talk Show Host”)

 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the joy of knowing more about the wonders of nature. Help me to see, not only the beauty and poetry of nature, and the wisdom and law of nature, the joy of nature…and the many pictures of Love: God’s love in nature…and help me O God, to find the joy of health found in nature…

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Two adult Emperor Penguins with a juvenile on Snow Hill Island, Antarctica. wikipedia creative commons license

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…July 29 (What’s An Aristaphagist!? Part 2: “Eat For Strength!”) or you may also read…NOVEMBER 20 (When My Body Becomes My Torture Chamber, Part 2: The Garden of Eden Remedy)

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THE END

Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!.

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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HEAVENLY OBJECT LESSON

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“Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.” Isaiah 24:23

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When God created the Moon and the stars, He ordained them to “rule the night” (Gen. 1:16). The Moon, especially when it is full, can light your pathway through the night, as it reflects the light of the Sun.

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So too, the Christian is to be a light to the world: to this sin-darkened world. But as the Moon must reflect the light of the Sun, in order to be a light to the world, so also must the Christian reflect the light of Jesus, to be a spiritual light to this planet in rebellion. Listen…

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“Ye are the light of the world…Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

.This is a drawing of a winter-time total lunar eclipse, first published in Bilder- (Picture Atlas of the Stemenwelt) in 1888

However, during an eclipse, the Earth passes directly between the Sun and the Moon, preventing that sunlight from shining on the Moon’s face. This is an incredible object-lesson about when the child of God allows the world to come between him and his Lord. Like the eclipse, that person no longer reflects the light of Jesus, because his or her love of this dark world of sin has eclipsed the light from the “Sun of Righteousness” (see Malachi 4:2).

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And so, this is just one of the many poetic truths seen in the Moon. (For more on this subject of an eclipse, you may link to the article… “Lunar Eclipse & Spiritual Eclipse”)

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Dutch Painting: Um_moinho_dominando_a_baía_à_luz_lunar wikimedia US public domain

This is a drawing of a winter-time total lunar eclipse, first published in Bilder- (Picture Atlas of the Stemenwelt) in 1888

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman”

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TOMORROW:

 

September 7 (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 12: “As Ye See ‘What Day Approaching?’”)

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Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

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