misc. paragraphs

By admin On December 13th, 2018

“LOVE NOT THE WORLD!”

(read 1st John 2:15-17)

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God, being the Searcher of Hearts, sees how much we inherently love this present, selfish world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Munch_Det_Syke_Barn_1896.jpg

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And so, He must drive out our trust and our love for this evil world of sin, with all its earthy pleasures and proud, ambitious pursuits…“If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him (or her).” (read 1st John 2:15-17).

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Thus, God begins a work in many souls, to drive out that innate earthly love. This  is why God allows suffering, sickness, and many sorrows to come upon us, even from birth to the grave.

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And while it grieves the Lord greatly, to behold suffering, He knows that in the end, these things will purify our hearts, even as precious gold is purified!

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Munch – Det Syke Barn – 1896 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“LOVE NOT THE WORLD!”

(read 1st John 2:15-17)

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But truth-be-told, God, being the Searcher of Hearts, sees how much we inherently love this present, selfish world.

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And so, He must drive out our trust and our love for this evil world of sin, with all its earthy pleasures and proud, ambitious pursuits…“If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him (or her).” (read 1st John 2:15-17).

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Thus, God begins a work in many souls, to root out that innate earthly love. This is one reason why God allowing all this growing hatred and intolerance which we are now seeing around the world.

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And we should not be surprised to see things go completely evil in the coming days.

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And while it grieves the Lord greatly, to behold suffering, He knows that in the end, these things will purify our hearts, even as precious gold is purified!

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ISIS murder – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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“SCIENCE, FALSELY SO-CALLED”

1st Timothy 6:20

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Unfortunately for the science community, their credibility has been greatly diminished in those areas in which they contradict the Bible!

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And why have they lost their credibility in these contradicting areas?

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Simple. It has become apparent to true Bible-believers that the so-called Theory of Evolution is a bad hoax, being thrust upon this unbelieving world by misguided professors of this erroneous so-called science.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sterkfontein_Piltdown_man2.jpgBeside all the past frauds perpetrated in the name of Evolution, the ever-mounting evidence against this faulty theory only further confirms the validity and superiority of Scripture.

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And so, because evolutionary science is so blatantly wrong concerning the origin of man, it then casts a dark shadow over the other false notions: notions such as homosexuality and mental illness being the result of abhorrent genes in certain humans. 

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The bottom line is, whenever humans attempt to discredit the Bible by such false sciences as these three, the Bible ultimately and eventually wins out every time. Oh yes, scientists have made many conclusions over the past decades. But the fact is, there has never been the discovery of any hard evidence which, by itself, contradicts the Bible account! Only man’s opinions on these discoveries disagree with the Bible. And only their faulty conclusions dispute God’s infallible Word! 

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Charles Darwin – by John Collier (artist) – www.wikigallery.com – Public Domain

fake skull of Piltdown man hoax – cropped photo – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

 

harmless as a dove (gentle as a dove)

By admin On December 11th, 2018

40 years of wandering

By admin On November 15th, 2018

family radio founders’ site

By admin On November 13th, 2018

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Epilepsy or Demon?

By admin On October 22nd, 2018

Mat 17:14  And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,
Mat 17:15  Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
Mat 17:16  And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
Mat 17:17  Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.
Mat 17:18  And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
Mat 17:19  Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
Mat 17:20  And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Mat 17:21  Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

 

15Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is epileptic, and suffereth grievously; for oft-times he falleth into the fire, and oft-times into the water.” ASV Bible 1901

15 The man said, “Lord, have mercy on my son. He has epilepsy n and is suffering very much, because he often falls into the fire or into the water.” New Century Version Bible

15and said, “Sir, have mercy on my son! He is an epileptic and has such terrible fits that he often falls in the fire or into water.” The Living Bible

Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water.’ New King James Version Bible

Lord, have mercy on my son, for he has epilepsy and suffers terribly; for often he falls into the fire and often into the water.’ Recovery Version

15 said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly. For often he falls into the fire, and often into the water.” English Standard Version

www.academia.edu/…/Matthew_17_19-20_The_Chasmic_Difference_Between_Small…
The original Greek implies a driving out or expelling, and the pronoun αὐτό is referring to the demon which was causing the healed child’s epilepsy (Matt17:15
Jesus Heals a Boy with an Unclean Spirit
Mar 9:14  And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them.
Mar 9:15  And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him.
Mar 9:16  And he asked the scribes, What question ye with them?
Mar 9:17  And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;
Mar 9:18  And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.
Mar 9:19  He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.
Mar 9:20  And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.
Mar 9:21  And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.
Mar 9:22  And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.
Mar 9:23  Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
Mar 9:24  And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
Mar 9:25  When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
Mar 9:26  And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.
Mar 9:27  But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.
Mar 9:28  And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?
Mar 9:29  And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
Jesus Heals a Boy with an Unclean Spirit
Luk 9:37  And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, much people met him.
Luk 9:38  And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child.
Luk 9:39  And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from him.
Luk 9:40  And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not.
Luk 9:41  And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither.
Luk 9:42  And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.

ellen white Church brought down to hell

By admin On April 8th, 2018

August 1, 1893—Vital Connection With Christ Necessary
Those who are truly children of God are believers, not doubters and chronic grumblers. They believe in Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. They believe that “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” They believe that “he that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” { RH August 1, 1893, par. 1 }
Through all ages and in every nation those that believe that Jesus can and will save them personally from sin, are the elect and chosen of God; they are his peculiar treasure. They obey his call, and come out of the world and separate themselves from every unclean thought and unholy practice. The Lord has graciously opened out to our understanding by the Holy Spirit rich truth, and we should respond to this by corresponding works of piety and devotion, in harmony with the superior privileges and advantages that have been bestowed upon us. The Lord is waiting to be gracious to his people, to give them an increased knowledge of his paternal character, of his goodness, mercy, and love. He waits to show them his glory; and if they follow on to know the Lord, they shall know that his goings forth are prepared as the morning. { RH August 1, 1893, par. 2 }
The people of God are not to stand upon common ground, but upon the holy ground of gospel truth. They are to keep step with their Leader, looking continually to Jesus, the Author and finisher of their faith, marching onward and upward, and having no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness. It is impossible to tell what might have been the character and condition of the church today, had its members been doing the works of Christ. It is a sad fact that the great proportion of God’s professed people have not had faith in Christ as their personal Saviour. If they had believed the promises of God on record for them, they would have been daily receivers of the grace of God, and would have overcome through the merits of a crucified and risen Saviour. It is the privilege of the children of God to be delivered from the control of the lusts of the flesh, and to preserve their peculiar, heavenly character, which distinguishes them from the lovers of the world. In their moral taste, in their habits and customs, they are separate from the world. Who are the children of God?—They are members of the royal family, and a royal nation, a peculiar people, showing forth the praises of him who hath called them out of darkness into his marvelous light. They do not worship idols, they love God with all the heart, and their neighbors as themselves. { RH August 1, 1893, par. 3 }
The people of God might be far in advance of what they are now, if they would sincerely and perseveringly connect daily with Christ. They do not press forward, and attain unto the things that are before, because they permit themselves to be attracted and held back through the influence of common, sensual things. The devotion and experience of the professed people of God are not in harmony with the light and privileges that God has given them. They are to be children of the light, children of the day, and yet many who have had exalted privileges fail to manifest corresponding faith and works. Jesus says to them as he said to the city wherein he had done mighty works, and where they failed to appreciate the light and to conform their life to it, “Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.” Many who claim to believe the truth, who have been blessed with great light, who have had great opportunities set before them, have yet come far short of reaching the high and holy standard that they would have reached if they had been doers of the words of Christ; and they have failed to set the example that they should have set before those who have had less experience than themselves in the Christian life, and before those who know not God, or Jesus Christ whom he hath sent. { RH August 1, 1893, par. 4 }
Among the professed children of God, how little patience has been manifested, how many bitter words have been spoken, how much denunciation has been uttered against those not of our faith. Many have looked upon those belonging to other churches as great sinners, when the Lord does not thus regard them. Those who look thus upon the members of other churches, have need to humble themselves under the mighty hand of God. Those whom they condemn may have had but little light, few opportunities and privileges. If they had had the light that many of the members of our churches have had, they might have advanced at a far greater rate, and have better represented their faith to the world. Of those who boast of their light, and yet fail to walk in it, Christ says, “But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. And thou, Capernaum [Seventh-day Adventists, who have had great light], which art exalted unto heaven [in point of privilege], shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.” At that time Jesus answered and said, “I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent [in their own estimation], and hast revealed them unto babes.” { RH August 1, 1893, par. 5 }
“And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the Lord, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not; therefore will I do unto this house, which is called by my name, wherein ye trust, and unto the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh. And I will cast you out of my sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim.” { RH August 1, 1893, par. 6 }
The Lord has established among us institutions of great importance, and they are to be managed, not as worldly institutions are managed, but after God’s order. They are to be managed with an eye single to his glory, that by all means perishing souls may be saved. To the people of God the testimonies of the Spirit have come, and yet many have not taken heed to reproofs, warnings, and counsels. { RH August 1, 1893, par. 7 }
“Here now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not: fear ye not me saith the Lord: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual degree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it? but this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone. Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the Lord our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest. Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you…. They judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge. Shall I not visit for these things? saith the Lord; shall not my soul be revenged on such a nation as this?” { RH August 1, 1893, par. 8 }
Shall the Lord be compelled to say, “Pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee”? “Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain…. Wilt thou not from this time cry unto me, My father, thou art the guide of my youth?” { RH August 1, 1893, par. 9 }
Will not those to whom have been committed the treasures of truth, consider the superior advantages of light and privilege that have been purchased for us by the sacrifice of the Son of God on Calvary’s cross? We are to be judged by the light that has been given us, and we can find no excuse by which to extenuate our course. The Way, the Truth, and the Life has been set before us. Many seek to excuse themselves by saying, “You must not judge me by some weak trait of character, but consider my character as a whole.” We always feel deep pain at heart when the sinner seeks to apologize for his sin, to smooth it over, and fails to realize the danger of cherishing one un-Christlike attribute of character. We are to place our will on the side of the Lord’s will, and firmly determine that by his grace we will be free from sin. Sin is the transgression of the law, and it is not the magnitude of the action in iniquity that stamps it as sin. Adam and Eve were prohibited from eating of the tree of good and evil. The test was a slight one, but the act of disobedience to God was the transgression of his law. { RH August 1, 1893, par. 10 }
The little sins that men think are of so trivial a character that on their account they will not be brought into condemnation, are very offensive in the sight of God. Says one, “You are too severe, a man must be allowed these little defects of character.” Let us hear the words of Christ. He says, “Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” People venture to commit sins that are grievous in the sight of God, and think that they are not to be called to task for them, because they say they are due to nervousness, to a peculiar temperament; but this is simply soothing the conscience, and crying, “Peace, peace, when there is no peace.” Sin is sin, and it is the delusion of Satan to look upon it in any other light than that it is grievous. { RH August 1, 1893, par. 11 }
We may flatter ourselves that we are free from many things of which others are guilty; but if we have some strong points of character, and but one weak point, there is yet a communion between sin and the soul. The heart is divided in its service, and says, “Some of self and some of thee.” The child of God must search out the sin which he has petted and indulged himself in, and permit God to cut it out of his heart. He must overcome that one sin; for it is not a trifling matter in the sight of God. { RH August 1, 1893, par. 12 }
One says, “I am not the least jealous, but then I do get provoked and say mean things, although I am always sorry after giving way to temper.” Another says, “I have this fault or that, but then I just despise such and such meanness as is manifested by a certain person of my acquaintance.” The Lord has not given us a list of graded sins, so that we may reckon some as of little consequence, and say that they will do but little harm, while others are of greater magnitude and will do much harm. A chain is no stronger than is its weakest link. We might pronounce such a chain good on the whole, but if one link is weak, the chain cannot be depended on. The work of overcoming is to be the study of every soul who enters the kingdom of God. That impatient word quivering on your lips must be left unspoken. That thought that your character is not rightly estimated must be put from you; for it weakens your influence, and works out the sure result, making you of light estimation in the minds of others. You should overcome the idea that you are a martyr, and lay claim to the promise of Christ, who says, “My grace is sufficient for thee.” { RH August 1, 1893, par. 13 }

ellen white (take the young men and women)

By admin On April 8th, 2018

MR No. 995—Greater Concern and Zeal Needed for Soul Winning
I find, after our American mail is closed up and gone, a letter written to you. Well, I am sorry, but will put it in the mail for the next steamer to convey to America. { 12MR 329.1 }
My mind is exercised day and night in regard to our missionary work. I am alarmed because there is so little genuine burden for perishing souls. The church knows her duty well, if she would only contemplate the situation. There is work to be done in home missionary efforts. There is work to be done in far-off lands. Why are there not hundreds giving themselves to the performance of the work, where [now] there is [but] one? The truth of God which they profess to believe should sanctify the soul, stirring every power that God has given them—the deep and living fountains of motives and sympathies, that they will cooperate with the heavenly intelligences. It is the Holy Spirit that accomplishes the work. [Said Jesus], “Without Me, ye can do nothing” [John 15:5]. Keep this before every congregation, that it is earnestness, wholeness of purpose, that God will accept. { 12MR 329.2 }
But what is the matter, that the church does not arouse and seek with earnest prayer and determined effort to set their people in the church to work? Are elders of these churches carrying any burden? Do they feel any love for the souls of the sheep of God’s pasture? Do they humble their hearts before God and by faith lay hold on the grace of Christ and put away their sins, and believe their repentance is accepted of God? Have they piety? Have they devotion to God? Will the elders of the church—the officers of the church—draw nigh to God? Will they now, in probationary
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time, learn the lessons of Jesus Christ and practice them, until they shall ascend the high places of faith and command a clearer, more spiritual view of the situation? { 12MR 329.3 }
There has been an abundance of slipshod work done. The only conclusion the world can come to is that those who profess to believe the end of all things is at hand do not really believe the tremendous truth that Christ is at the door. Do they believe the mission of Christ was to save the lost and perishing, that Christ is the only remedy for sin, and that the world’s Redeemer came to the world, all seared and marred with the curse, to lift up fallen man, to reveal to the perishing the love of the Father and bring them to look and live and thereby bring many sons and daughters to glory? But everyone must strive lawfully to win the crown of everlasting life. They must believe the only name “given among men, whereby we must be saved” [Acts 4:12] is Jesus Christ. And this must be no pretentious faith, but that faith that makes Christ a personal Saviour. { 12MR 330.1 }
There has been very little deep piety and wholeness to God. When the spirit of Christ takes possession of the heart, then there is a missionary for God. The most grievous sin of idolatry exists in the church. And he who interposes between the professed Christian and his wholehearted service to God, takes the form of an idol, and the most grievous sin of idolatry is idolatry itself. { 12MR 330.2 }
The testimonies of God’s word are plain and clear in regard to the snares of the devil. Yet there are not only church members on the devil’s ground, but those who are opening the Scriptures to others practice evil and defile the soul and body. They are guilty before God because they are unholy. Were the church living by faith, had the oil of faith been in their vessels with their lamps, their guilty repose would end. They who believe
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the sacred, elevating truths for this time cannot sleep over them. A burden is upon them to reiterate the words of Christ, “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely” [Revelation 22:17]. { 12MR 330.3 }
I look over the large fields here in Australia and New Zealand, destitute of laborers, calling for laborers, and this is an English-speaking people, and our brethren in these places are disappointed because no laborers are sent to them. { 12MR 331.1 }
Many in America who can, might move their families into different towns and cities and there lift the standard of truth. From the light given me of God, there is need of workers, and there has been existing the same need for years even from the commencement of the work in Australia and New Zealand. There can be persons, lay members of the church, who can for Christ’s sake move to these places and raise the standard of truth in the islands of the sea. { 12MR 331.2 }
“Ye are the light of the world.” Is this addressed exclusively to a few men who have been ordained to the ministry? No! but to every Christian, young or old, rich or poor. If Christ has forgiven them of their sins, if the truth has made them free, have they not a work to do for the Master? If they are Christians, they will present the truth to others. They will not consider that all that they have to do is to serve themselves—to please themselves and glorify themselves. They will have a sense that they are Christ’s, bought with a price, and will concentrate their energies to the work of building up a kingdom of God by raising souls that are ready to perish, seeking to save the lost. When believers are rejoicing in God because
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they see the beauty there is in Jesus, because they see He is Chief among ten thousand, the One altogether lovely, do they consider how many know nothing of the saving grace of Christ? Many have not the joy and happiness of anticipating the heaven of bliss awaiting the faithful. While the church is indolent, not doing the work God has given it to do, men are sickening and dying without a ray of saving light, without being pardoned of their sins. { 12MR 331.3 }
And what are we as a people doing, to whom Christ has entrusted precious light and a knowledge of the truth? Jesus has made us the depositories of sacred truth, but so many are burying their talents in the earth, and point not out the antidote for sin. If they thus neglect their duty, God will pronounce them slothful servants, and will not, cannot, commend them. They will not receive the benediction, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” { 12MR 332.1 }
Elder Haskell, our testimony must be clear cut—there must be no daubing with untempered mortar. Sins of a grave character are cherished in our borders, and unless there is an awakening such as we have not seen for some time, which will convict and convert professed Sabbathkeepers, they will die in their sins. The punishment of Sodom and Gomorrah will be light in comparison with that of those who have had great light and precious opportunities, and have been earthly-minded, corrupt in thoughts and practices, and have not purified their souls by obeying the truth. { 12MR 332.2 }
Now we see [the] need of workers in the opening fields before us, but where are the men that can be trusted? Where are the men who year by year have been growing into a better knowledge of God and His ways and the movings of His providence? I want to sound in the ears of these sleepy,
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half-paralyzed souls the words spoken to Nicodemus, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” [John 3:5]. There is need to seek God with all the heart. Elevate the standard. The commonness, the cheapness of conversation, reveal the measure of the spirituality of members of the church. { 12MR 332.3 }
Now, those who have had years in this same experience, know not God nor Jesus Christ whom He has sent, and should such go forth as representatives of Jesus Christ? These men will never give the right mold to other minds; they have not grown up to the full stature of men and women in Christ. They simply have the name of Christians but are not fitted for the work of God, and never will be until they are born again, and learn the A.B.C. in true religion of Jesus Christ. There is a little hope in one direction: Take the young men and women, and place them where they will come as little in contact with our churches as possible, that the low grade of piety which is current in this day shall not leaven their ideas of what it means to be a Christian. { 12MR 333.1 }
The worshipers of God are in need of transforming grace to subordinate the world to religion. In the place of making the temporal interests first, exhausting soul, body, and spirit to secure temporal advantages, Jesus points us to the heavenly treasure, and tells us to lay not up treasures in this earth, which will perish, but “lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,” which will not perish, “for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” { 12MR 333.2 }
Jesus would have all who profess to believe in Him deal in the currency of heaven, handling those things upon which God has stamped His image and superscription. These He presents before us as of infinite value. We
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see the need of a deep and thorough work in our churches but the Lord alone can by His Spirit make the hearts that are as steel, soft and sympathetic and true to the service of Christ. We are far behind because the churches have folded their hands in a peace-and-safety attitude, and are at ease in Zion, doing almost nothing. { 12MR 333.3 }
When the living zeal should be in their hearts, now as before, Satan is stirring the powers from beneath to make one last desperate effort to convert the world to his principles. He has his plans laid with satanic subtlety, and destruction cometh suddenly, while those who have the light, the warnings that such a crisis is before us, are almost unmoved. { 12MR 334.1 }
I can but feel deeply over the indifference of those who claim to be the repositories of sacred truth. They seem to be blinded in the way they view sin. They cannot see afar off, and have forgotten they were purged from their old sins. Why? Because they did not advance in the knowledge of the truth. They did not practice the truth; they were not sanctified through the truth. The Pattern was before them but they did not copy the Pattern. So perfect was the example and life of Christ, that not the least jot of inconsistency existed between His instructions and His life. Now, what a marked contrast is seen to exist in the truth we profess to believe as a people, and the life and character! { 12MR 334.2 }
Then there is not a vigilant supervision over self. There is not felt a necessity of placing self under the control of the Spirit of God, and of shunning as they would a serpent all facilities and temptations to evil. The Holy Spirit alone can be the positive remedial agent. We can put no confidence in humanity. Perfect humanity without Christ does not exist in
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human society. Watch it, and degeneracy will be revealed. Active agencies are at work to pollute and stain the soul. The cross, the cross of Calvary, presented again and again and plainly dwelt upon in every discourse, will prove the life-healing balm; [it] will reveal the beauty and excellence of virtue. { 12MR 334.3 }
Those who quibble over the authenticity of the Scriptures and question the authority of revelation, will not be influenced. Their hearts are not sound. They are not at enmity with Satan. The heart is the treasure house of sin. Not being expelled, sin is hidden until an hour of opportunity, and then it is revealed and springs into action. The first work is with the heart. Truth—the love of Jesus—must supply the vacuum. Said Christ, “Make the tree good, and the fruit will be good” [see Matthew 12:33]. { 12MR 335.1 }
Elder Haskell, the Lord is waiting to do great things for His people. But they must be pure in heart before they can see God or know Him as a pure and holy God. Jesus led His disciples into the audience chamber of the Most High; He impressed upon their minds what was to be the burden of their prayer. They were to pray for the gift of the Holy Spirit, which would supply every need of the soul, for it would work by love and purify the soul. The Spirit taking His abode in the heart, will transform the entire being, conforming it to the likeness of Christ. Let us humble our hearts before God and believe He has pardoned all our transgressions and forgiven all our sins. We cannot honor God unless we do believe this, and make Jesus our personal Saviour. We must as a people rise up from our formality. We must enter the strait gate. { 12MR 335.2 }
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Satan has placed his active agents along the passage to dispute the way of every soul. Christ has encouraged His followers not to be intimidated. Press on; urge your way through. “Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able” ( Matthew 13:24). Darling, cherished idols will have to be given up, and the sins that have been indulged, even if it comes as close as the plucking out of the right eye or cutting off the right arm. Agonize! Force your way through the very armies of hell that oppose your passage. { 12MR 336.1 }
Oh! we must be terribly in earnest to impress upon every soul that there is a heaven to win and a hell to shun. Every energy of the soul must be aroused to force their passage, and seize the kingdom by force. Satan is active, and we must be active too. Satan is untiring and persevering, and we must be the same. There is no time to make excuses and blame others for our backslidings; no time now to flatter the soul [that] if circumstances had only been more favorable, how much better, how much easier [it would be] for us to work the works of God. We must tell even those who profess to believe in Christ, that they must cease to offend God by sinful excuses. { 12MR 336.2 }
Jesus has provided for every emergency. If they will walk where He leads the way, He will make rough places plain. He, with His experience, will create an atmosphere for the soul. He closes the door and brings the soul into seclusion with God, and the needy soul is to forget everyone and everything, but God. Satan will talk with him, but speak aloud to God and He will drive back the hellish shadow of Satan. With humble, subdued, thankful hearts they will come forth saying, “Thy gentleness hath made me great.” The sincere seeker comes forth from the alliance with God, rich in
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Thus, work is to be done in all our churches. Christ—His love, His forgiveness, His purity—is to be the theme upon which we are to dwell. { 12MR 337.1 }
The charms of Jesus are to be kept ever before our minds. Charged with the elevated character of the True Model every soul must copy, let us turn our eyes from everything that would dishearten or discourage. { 12MR 337.2 }
Satan will work to distort everything to our vision, and make a mountain of a molehill. Our eyes must be steadfastly fixed upon Jesus. The Lord Jesus is our leader; we must follow where He leads the way. We are not to commence to plan for the second step. We are not to say, “Lord, after I take that step, then what shall I do? for I shall meet with difficulties.” But by faith we must take that one step, come what will, and trust in Jesus. { 12MR 337.3 }
Elder Haskell, the reason our ministers are so inefficient is because they go to their work and come from their labors, if they have any success, full of themselves. The disciples of Christ did this when they said, “Even the spirits are subject unto us.” Jesus could discern their danger, and He said, “Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest awhile.” Come out of the din of battle, away from the conflict, and hold communion with God. Thus it is with many workers. They are too strong, too full of self. The Lord cannot lead them or teach them or use them to His glory, for they are wise in their own conceits, and vainly imagine that the Lord cannot do without them. Self must be buried. We must educate the people to seek the Lord. We must speak plain words to ministers who are walking in the sparks of their own kindling. { 12MR 337.4 }
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P.S. I enclose this matter to you. Will you please send copy of the general matter in [the] letter to you, as Marian wants to make note of some things in it.—Letter 16f, 1892. (Written to S. N. Haskell, May 9, 1892, from Preston, Melbourne, Australia.) { 12MR 338.2 }

Daily Devotional, Year 3 – December 25 (Arcturus, The Star That Wise Men Follow)

By admin On February 6th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – December 25

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Arcturus, The Star That Wise Men Follow

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“there shall come a Star out of Jacob”…

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behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

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WISE MEN STILL FOLLOW HIM

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Have you seen one of those bumper-stickers which says… “WISE MEN STILL FOLLOW HIM”?

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But every now and then, a car passes by with that saying.

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And it’s a good saying! 

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ARCTURUS AND HIS SONS

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There exists a lot of intrigue regarding just what star did the Magi from the East follow, which led them to the First Advent of our Savior.

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The Bible speaks of Arcturus as a possibility.

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Listen… “canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?” Job 38:33.

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There’s nothing that is impossible for God!

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FULFILLMENT OF WISE-MEN OF OLD

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The fact is, Arcturus is that brilliant star (3rd brightest in our heavens) which leads these Gospel constellation groups, the Summer, Fall, and Winter Constellations, to present a picture story, a heavenly allegory of sorts.

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And just as a single star guided those wise men to the coming Savior, so also, God is now giving us many stars, to guide us safely to the Second Coming of our Lord and Savior!

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And so these starry signs seem to be the ante-type fulfillment of those wise men following the star, 2,000 years ago!

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ABOVE STAR-CHART – Summer Constellations with Two Turtledoves (Sagittarius) & Flower of the Field (aka: Scorpio) & The 12-Star Crown (aka: Corona Borealis) & The Cross-Scepter (aka: Ophiochus & Serpens) & Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) & Arcturus Star – www.theheavensdeclare.net

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GUIDE US TO HEAVEN’S GATE…

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You see, these constellations, summer, fall, and winter, together, tell of the incredible love of God.

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And Arcturus, our Host Star, will lead to an understanding of God’s Word, which will, in turn, guide God’s people up a narrow pathway; onward and upward through Heaven’s Gate itself, and ultimately into the very heavenly City of God.

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Oh don’t doubt for a moment that God cannot or will not do this!

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Listen… “Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” Mark 9:23

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AN ARDUOUS TASK

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We must keep in mind, that those wise men of old, after spending countless hours searching the Scriptures, to see just exactly what and who those prophecies were pointing to, traveled through the deserts hundreds of miles to find the Messiah.

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All told, those wise men no doubt spent several years on this quest to find the long-awaited Messiah, from the time they first began searching the Scriptures till the time they returned home from their quest to see the Messiah in person!

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AM I A WISE MAN?

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In other words, are we truly the dual end-time fulfillment of those wise-men of old?

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And as such, are we willing to put out the same effort that those wise men of old put out, to discover the truth?

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And with this message, we don’t even have to travel hundreds of miles!

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But to really understand this message, does take a great deal of effort.

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But wise men don’t mind that!

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After all, isn’t that the stuff that wise men are made of? 

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TO READ PART 2, CLICK HERE…DECEMBER 24 (Arcturus, The Star That Wise Men Follow, Part 2: Following The Stars!?)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, please help me to be one of the modern-day “wise men”. Help me to read the Bible with the purpose of growing in faith, and in the knowledge of God…

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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.

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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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TOMORROW:

Daily Devotional, Year 3 – December 26 (Cuttlefish & The False Prophet, Part 7: “It’s a Glad, Glad, Glad, Glad World!”)

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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 #357 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – December 24 (THE GREATEST GIFT!)

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – December 24

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THE GREATEST GIFT!

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“According to my (Paul’s) earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:20, 21

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A gift can come in many forms. There are many gifts a Christian can give to the world.

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Perhaps to stop and give money to someone holding a sign asking for help. Maybe that would be the greatest gift.

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Or giving a basket of food to someone who is hungry. Could that be the greatest gift?

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Or what about visiting someone who is sick or incarcerated?

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Or maybe to give clothes to some overseas mission?

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Or toys to needy children at Christmas?

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Or hand-out tracts or talking to people regarding Salvation?

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How about just being nice and friendly, and even being lovable to everyone? That too, is also a gift one could give to the world!

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Ah, but there is a much greater gift than all these!

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THE MOST PRECIOUS GIFT

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Yes, there are many, many types of gifts a Christian can give to the world. And of course, this website highly encourages the above list of varieties of gift-giving, too!

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But there is a gift far more precious that you and I can give to this needy world: more precious than even verbally telling them about Jesus!

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But what gift could that possibly be?

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THE GREATEST GIFT

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Well, the answer to our puzzle is simply this: the greatest gift a Christian can give to a needy world is a purified heart and a life transformed into the image of Christ.

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Oh yes, the world has heard about Christ! They’ve been told! They’ve listened to a multitude of empty words!

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But what the world needs now; what they really, really need, is to actually see Jesus!

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Oh no, not literally! But they need to see Him as He lives out His holy life through His believing, trusting Followers.

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A LIVING EPISTLE, “KNOWN AND READ OF ALL”

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Oh yes, this is possible!

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Because with hearts purified and filled with the words of Christ, we will then become transformed into a Living Epistle, “known and read of all” 2nd Corinthians 3:2.

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Imagine that! An epistle, known and read of all mankind! This is the big missing piece to the great puzzle, known as the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

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Listen… “He that saith he abides in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked.” 1st John 2:6.

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To walk, even as Jesus walked! What a tremendous witness that would be!

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NOW THE WORLD WANTS TO SEE JESUS!!!

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Yes, unfortunately, the Church has not yet given birth to Christ within our hearts!

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Listen…“We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.” Isaiah 26:18

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This verse is especially for these last days, and speaks to the Church, even to us, His Elect. Satan has diverted us from our great commission to bring forth Christ in our hearts.

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And because of this, the world is disinterested in our hollow and empty sermons! They want to SEE Christ in us, not just hear about Him. We need to prove to the world that there is Power from on high! A Power to overcome!

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POWER INCOMPREHENSIBLE!

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Oh, you don’t believe that such a thing is possible?

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Well, just listen to Paul’s declaration… “Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,” Ephesians 3:20.

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So it says here that God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the Power that works in us! Incredible!

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So then, with such a Power working in us, there will no longer be any need for hand-out tracts or television or Internet ministries, such as this one! God’s faithful ones will shine as the Sun in its brightness, to a sin-darkened world. And we are now just before the dawning of that very Day!

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“Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.” Matthew 13:43

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the desire and strength to fully engage in the work of purifying my heart and life, so that the world can see, not me, but Jesus…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Parable of the Sheep & Goats: The Greatest Gift”

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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7 STARS IMITATE CROSS OF ORION

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This phenomenon begins in October, in the pre-dawn hours. It then begins a little earlier each night.

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This Wikipedia star-chart to the left, has this Orion Constellation sketched in. You must locate Orion, when it is mid-sky, between east and west. You’ll be facing southward most likely, unless you are far south. Try to imagine it as a Cross on a steep hill. The 3-star belt of Orion becomes the crest of the hill. The 3 very faint stars that make up Orion’s head become the very top of the Cross.

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Next, locate the 7 Stars Constellation. This 7 Stars Constellation is seen by facing northward. It stands upright a little later in the night. Eventually, Orion will lay down and no longer be seen as an uplifted Cross! Beginning in November, the 7 Stars (AKA Big Dipper) can be seen as a Cross a little bit later in evening.

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When you are comfortable in locating Orion & The 7 Stars Constellations, then show a friend. This can be a great witnessing tool!

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “’7 Stars’ Imitate ‘The Cross of Orion’”

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TOMORROW:

Daily Devotional, Year 3 – December 25 (Arcturus, The Star That Wise Men Follow)

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO JEREMIAH STUDY

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THIS IS STUDY #356 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – December 26 (Cuttlefish & The False Prophet, Part 7: “It’s a Glad, Glad, Glad, Glad World!”)

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Cuttlefish & The False Prophet, Part 7: “It’s a Glad, Glad, Glad, Glad World!”

To read Part 1, click here…April 1 (Cuttlefish & The False Prophet)

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“Faithful are the wounds of a friend;

but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.”

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Yet when we fell from grace, this world began to change in many ways.

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CUTTLEFISH: THE ULTIMATE IMPOSTORS!

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One of the most amazing creatures ever created is the Cuttlefish! 

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The reason why this creature is so incredible, is that it can just glance at its environment and instantly change its body to imitate that environment!

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As a matter of fact, whatever the Cuttlefish passes over, it instantly begins to change into the same color and shape, of that undersea object!

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Well, God has created this little predator to give us further insight into the inner working of the kingdom of Satan.

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Certainly Satan and his unseen minions love to make themselves invisible! That way, they can work their misery and woe upon this unsuspecting world, without its inhabitants becoming alarmed causing us to rebel against Satan’s kingdom, as we flee to God!

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Now, back in the 1960’s, a whacky comedy was created, which became a big hit movie on the “silver screens” around the world…“It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World!”

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Well, this carefree comedy was a great way of escaping the often grim realities of this truly, “Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”, for several hours!

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“THE KISSES OF AN ENEMY ARE DECEITFUL!”

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Truly it can be said, we live in a “Cuttlefish World”.

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Yes, like that incredible impostor, this world has been changed into a seemingly benign and beneficent society to a great degree. Oh yes, there are undenyingly many dangerous and evil things out there!

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But just look around at all the smiling faces on so many people! Why, it just seems as if this is such a happy-go-lucky world, to a great degree!

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And it’s just about impossible to watch television without seeing laughter, and joking, and smiles galore! And you could possibly say, “It’s a glad, glad, glad, glad world!”

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All this smiley-faced gladness is just an integral part of Satan’s warfare against Heaven!

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After all, if Satan can make his kingdom seem more appealing than Christ’s kingdom, then, this gives him a great victory!

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Yes, the whole world lies in wickedness!

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And yet, Satan fully understands that he must put happy face on it, for fear of losing his tight grip on the world’s citizens!

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Conversely, it is Satan’s goal to put the worst possibly face on true Christianity.

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And so, he not only raises up counterfeit brethren to make Christianity look bad to the general public; but he likewise makes life as miserable as possible for true Christians, so as to put a sad face on them!

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As a matter of fact, if “the god of this world” were to withdraw all of his mesmerizing “Cuttlefish goodness”, the people of the world would begin to show their genuine wickedness, and Christians would be quickly exterminated! (Oh yes, they probably would be tortured first).

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So this devotional is a warning for Christians to get themselves ready for the moment when this world takes on its true “Cuttlefish” wickedness, and comes at Christians with all the venomous hatred that Satan truly has for you and for me!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to not be fooled by this very deceptive world…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…November 26 (The False Prophet, Part 21: “The World’s Most Evil People!”), or you can also read… April 1 (Cuttlefish & The False Prophet)

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CASTOR AND POLLU& THE NARROW WAY…

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“And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux.” Acts 28:11

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Most theologians interpret this verse to be speaking of two pagan gods known as Castor and Pollux. Beyond that, they are puzzled as to what significance do these twin gods have. Some believe these gods to be the patrons of safe ocean travel. Certainly God would never want His people to board such a pagan ship!

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But there is much significance to Castor and Pollux. No, not to those twin-gods. But there are two stars named Castor and Pollux. They are twin-stars, and not twin-gods. They are the two bright stars of the constellation commonly known as Gemini. But as “Signs Of Heaven” points out, these two stars also happen to be the two brightest stars on Orion’s sickle.

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And these two stars are also known as The Narrow Gate Stars. And if you will explore this concept, you will see that Castor and Pollux possess great significance… 

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“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13-14. Castor and Pollux represent this Biblical concept of the Narrow Way. 

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LOCATING THIS GROUP…

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These two sketches below are the same picture, one with stars only, the other with embellishments. These stars appear more or less like this when they are in the western sky, just before they sink below the western horizon (please excuse the less-than 100% accurate sketch). At the top of the sketches in the center is the Big Dipper. But with other surrounding stars, the Big Dipper is known as Ursa Major or the Great Bear. But as this website points out, Ursa Major is actually the Revelation 12 Woman. (Ursa Major appears much larger in the sky than this sketch shows. But in order to fit her into this drawing, the artist had to depict her much smaller) 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Castor and Pollux & The Mystery Ship of Scripture”

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TOMORROW…

December 27 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 56: “The Evangelical Cult!” CONTINUED)

 

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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 #358 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

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Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

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