Daily Devotional, Year 3 – October 20 (The Valley of Dry Bones, Part 2: “Mourning For The Fig Tree”)

By admin On August 23rd, 2017

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – October 20 

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The Valley of Dry Bones! Part 2: “Mourning For The Fig Tree”

To read Part 1, click here…Today’s Devotional – February 24th (The Valley of Dry Bones!)

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Today the new US Embassy building was dedicated with much fanfare and ceremony.

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And just what stance should Christians take toward these once-chosen people of God? Certainly, the mainstream Christian community believe that “Israel after the flesh” will once again become the chosen nation of God. And many or perhaps most Bible teachers in today’s Christianity teach that there will be a literal rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem, in which the sacrificial system will once again be implemented.

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US Embassy – Jerusalem – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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OLD TESTAMENT SACRIFICES FULFILLED FOREVER

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But this website teaches that the Old Testament sacrificial system will never be under the https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brooklyn_Museum_-_Jerusalem_Jerusalem_(J%C3%A9rusalem_J%C3%A9rusalem)_-_James_Tissot.jpgblessing of God, since it was fulfilled 2,000 years ago in Christ’s self-sacrifice on the Cross.

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The problem is that in today’s apostate church-world, the leaders cannot properly interpret the Old Testament prophecies which speak of the rebuilding of a temple which will remain forever. Nor do they comprehend what Jesus prophesied…“Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt Thou rear it up in three days? But He spake of the temple of his body.” John 2:19-21

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Jesus was speaking of His body, the Church, as the fulfillment, not some brick-n-mortar building! Here is the true fulfillment of the eternal temple which will go on forever.

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Jesus – Tissot – courtesy of Brooklyn Museum – Wikimedia

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GOD WILL BE THE ETERNAL TEMPLE

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Yes, the true temple which will last forever is defined in several places…“And I saw no temple therein (in the New Jerusalem): for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.” Revelation 21:22

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Here is revealed just what is the eternal temple, made up of God and His people, even as it is written…“Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood,” 1st Peter 2:5

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Here is the true fulfillment to those Old Testament prophecies: a spiritual house comprised of God and His people, His “holy priesthood”.

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Jesus & Heavenly Throng – G. Dore – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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PAUL’S GREAT LOVE FOR HIS FLESH AND BLOOD

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Now having said all this, Christians should not take a loveless attitude towards these people. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PaulT.jpgCertainly God does not listlessly regard them, even though they will never become a blessed nation once again.

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Listen to Paul’s love for his people…

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“I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;” Romans 9:1-4

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Paul had a deep and burning love for his countrymen, Israel “according to the flesh”. He actually was willing to lay down his soul on their behalf! Incredible love!

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But so should our love be, too! Of course, this kind of love should be our great passion for all mankind: the Salvation of all lost souls…everywhere!

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Paul the Apostle – Artist – Valentin de Boulogne or Nicolas Tournier – circa 1500s – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, I have been drinking at the broken cisterns of the world. Bring me back to the fountain of the water of life, that I may freely drink of Thy Spirit…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”?”, or you can also read… “March 1st (A Designer Jesus!)“

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LOCATING ARCTURUS…

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An easy way to find Arcturus is to follow the arc of the handle of the Big Dipper, in the spring through fall (these are the months in which Arcturus is visible). 

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SUMMER CONSTELLATIONS: (Sketch to right: constellations span the heavens (Ark in south, 7 Stars in north), and travel from east to west through the night.

This sketch is of the Summer Constellations as they appear when in the western half of the night sky. The box-like constellation is the The Ark of the Covenant (AKA Sagittarius) is in the south. To the right is both the Flower of the Field Constellation (AKA Scorpius) and the The Cross/Scepter Constellations. Further to the north is the Crown of Revelation Twelve (AKA  Corona Borealis Constellation) and the star, Arcturus. Farthest to the north is the 7 Stars Constellation (AKA The Big Dipper )

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Arcturus (the star that wise-men follow!)”

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TOMORROW

October 21 (“Who Are The Daughters of Sara?”)

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO JEREMIAH STUDY

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YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. 

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THIS IS STUDY #291 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

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Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

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