Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 4 (Revelation 18:2: A Cage of Every Unclean & Hateful Bird! Part 5: “Clean & Unclean Beasts”)

By admin On April 19th, 2016

 

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 4

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Revelation 18:2: A Cage of Every Unclean & Hateful Bird! Part 5: “Clean & Unclean Beasts”

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

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“…I will give it unto you to possess it,

a land that floweth with milk and honey:

I am the LORD your God,

which have separated you from other people.

Ye shall therefore put differencehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PikiWiki_Israel_11327_Wildlife_and_Plants_of_Israel-Bat-003.jpg

between clean beasts and unclean…

…which I have separated from you as unclean.

And ye shall be holy unto me:

for I the LORD am holy,

and have severed you from other people,

that ye should be mine.”

Leviticus 20:24-26 (abbreviated)

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This above passage from Leviticus presents a hidden truth, which is only plainly revealed later on in the New Testament: that God uses clean and unclean beasts to represent the ungodly of the world.  

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Bat – Livingstone’s Fruit Bat – Wikipedia – Creative Commons 2.0 License

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“I WILL SPEAK TO THEM IN PARABLES”

Matthew 13:13

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PikiWiki_Israel_11327_Wildlife_and_Plants_of_Israel-Bat-003.jpgAnd so, let’s take a quick look at unclean animals for a moment and see what they http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Magnifying_glass_on_book_iconsrepresent. Because, the Bible is a spiritual book.

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And even though it is often written in terms of physical objects, it is actually using them to be symbols that concern the Gospel of our Salvation!

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Magnifying Glass – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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“COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM”

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PikiWiki_Israel_11327_Wildlife_and_Plants_of_Israel-Bat-003.jpgListen to Paul’s counsel concerning friendship with unbelievers…“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?…Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you, ” 2nd Corinthians 6:14, 17 (to read this entire passage, click here…2nd Corinthians 6:14-18)

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Here, the Lord makes the analogy between unbelievers and unclean animals. And the clear message here is to “Come out from among them, and be separate!”

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public-Domain.

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“A WHORING AFTER THE GODS OF THE STRANGERS OF THE LAND”

Deuteronomy 31:16

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Unfortunately, God’s people have not taken this warning seriously. And quite the contrary, we have carelessly “rushed in where angels fear to tread”, as the old saying goes! Yes, we have foolishly formed friendships with unbelievers, both in the church, and out in the world.

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And as a result, we have brought upon ourselves the following condemnation of God…“But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell. Moreover it shall come to pass, that I shall do unto you, as I thought to do unto them.” Numbers 33:55, 56

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PS Krøyer – Hip hip hurra! Kunstnerfest på Skagen – 1888 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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GOOD NEWS!

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Well, in spite of our foolishness in ignoring God’s counsels, there is still somehttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-081218-M-4507D-001.jpg very Good News! Yes, God has graciously allowed us time to repent of this fatal error.

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And He has given us the prescription for healing in the following New Testament Book of James…“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God…Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.” James 4:4, 8-10

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Here is the very blunt yet soul-saving remedy that James gives us, which will cure our disease of sin.

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Prayer – USMC – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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BEGGING & PLEADING WITH GOD

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Angel_prayers.jpghttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PikiWiki_Israel_11327_Wildlife_and_Plants_of_Israel-Bat-003.jpgWe have freely partaken of the unclean beasts of the earth, by our unbridled associations with this Antichrist world.

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And only by begging and pleading like James counsels us to do, will we find our way back to our safe haven, under the shadow of God’s wings. (see Psalm 17:8) 

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Girl Praying – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 6, GO HERE…April 11 (Revelation 18:2: A Cage of Every Unclean & Hateful Bird! Part 6: “Parrots & Bible Prophecy!”

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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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ABOVE PICTURE: Winter – Revelation 12 Woman with Eagle Wings (aka Ursa Major, including The Big Dipper)

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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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star-chart ursa major

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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…

March 5 (My Yoke Is Easy! Part 4: “Is Christianity A Heavy Burden?”) 

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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