Daily Devotional – FEBRUARY 13 (The Fearful Message of Habakkuk, Part 2)

By admin On December 7th, 2014

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Daily Devotional – FEBRUARY 13

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The Fearful Message of Habakkuk, Part 2

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To read part 1, click here… “FEBRUARY 12 (The fearful Message of Habakkuk, Part 1)”

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“I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower,

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winter four constellations

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and will watch to see what He will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.

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And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

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For the vision is yet for an appointed time,

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but at the end it shall speak, and not lie:

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though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come,

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it will not tarry.”

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Habakkuk 2:1-3

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PICTURE – Constellation- Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains – Mark 13:14 (Not a star-chart, but merely a concept picture)

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CHAPTER 3: HABAKKUK’S PRAYER

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Now begins Habakkuk’s prayer…

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Listen… “O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy. God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of His praise. And His brightness was as the light; He had horns coming out of His hand: and there was the hiding of His power.” Habakkuk 3:2-4

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Signs Of Heaven - Winter Constellations

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Now Habakkuk prays for mercy in the midst of the years! And so, in somewhat allegorical language is Jesus described! And in this description is mentioned the “Signs Of Heaven”.

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Listen… “His glory covered the Heavens” Habakkuk 3:3. Yes, this verse alludes to the signs which God is now revealing in the Heavens!

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But more than this, the horns of light were described as coming out of the Savior’s hands!

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This horn of Salvation by the self-sacrificing love of Jesus, symbolized by the nail holes in His hands, is the only Good News to the lost souls of this hopelessly dying world!

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Signs Of Heaven – Winter Constellations

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THE CONQUERING LORD OF HOSTS

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Now, to the 15th verse of Chapter 3, is described Michael, the conquering priestly-soldier (see Daniel 12:1 & Revelation 12:7)

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Yes, our priestly Savior will put put on His garments of vengeance (Isaiah 59:17), and, “In that day the LORD with His sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and He shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.” Isaiah 27:1

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Here is an allusion to the Signs Of Heaven, which is seen in the winter skies!

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HABAKKUK’S SHAME

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Now at this point, Habakkuk realizes that God is the awesome and majestic conqueror of all evil! And Habakkuk realizes his own wretchedness and that he too was part of the problem!

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Listen… “When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when He cometh up unto the people, He will invade them with His troops.” Habakkuk 3:16

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And so, Habakkuk was happy to grovel in the dust, so to speak, in hopes that God will have mercy on his wretched condition. (Habakkuk 3:16)

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And Habakkuk sees that Christ is coming to invade Christendom, to slay the wicked, but also to deliver His Chosen people from the apostate, lukewarm condition of the fallen churches! (Habakkuk 3:16)

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Habakkuk by James Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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THE CHURCHES LEFT DESOLATE

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Now in Habakkuk 3:17, is described in allegorical language, the desolate condition of the churches, as Christ removes His people…

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Listen… “Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:” Habakkuk 3:17

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“Fig tree shall not blossom”, “neither shall fruit be in the vines”, the “labor of the olive shall fail”, and the “fields shall yield no meat”, and the “flock shall be cut off from the fold”, and “no herd in the stall” is obvious metaphorical language often used to describe God’s sheep (people) vacating the churches, and the Holy Spirit’s oil being removed, and the resulting lack of the fruit of the Spirit in those bodies (Galatians 5:22).

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Just as in the days of Jeremiah (picture right), this also is the horrible, desolate condition which evident in today’s church-world!   

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Repin – Cry of prophet Jeremiah – www.wikigallery.org – US Public Domain

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WHERE WE MUST FLEE TO!

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Now the last two verses is Habakkuk’s praise, as he declares the hiding place in which he runs to… “Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places.” Habakkuk 3:18, 19

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Constellation- Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains Mark 13:14

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Yes, the high places spoken of here, is the kingdom of God which dwells within God’s faithful people… “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:20, 21

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Yes, here are the high places we must walk upon! These are the mountains we are counseled to flee to!

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Listen… “Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:” Ephesians 2:5, 6

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But there is another aspect to fleeing!

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Yes, we are to flee to the heavenly Mount Zion, to be priests in His Most Holy Place!

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But we are also to flee from the wrath to come!

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PICTURE – Constellation- Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains Mark 13:14 This is not a star-chart, but merely a concept picture.

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To continue reading this article, click here… “FEBRUARY 14 (The fearful Message of Habakkuk, Part 3)” 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me a knowledge of how the Book of Habakkuk applies to my life, that I may have the same self-awareness which Habakkuk had…

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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… “August 25th (End-Time Exodus! Part 1)” 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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CASTOR AND POLLUX = 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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Ursa Major and the Narrow & wide Gates

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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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IN THE WEST

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This most amazing phenomenon is seen throughout the winter, and even into June at the beginning of night. It is seen best when it is the western part of the sky. Orion, the Dragon, and the Glorious Horse are beginning to descend into the western horizon. And at this point it is apparent that the Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation is veering toward the Narrow Gate Stars as you can see just to the left of the mountain. A dark night is best for seeing this. It begins with the Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation going towards these two doors. The doors are each composed of two bright stars.

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Revelation 12 Woman chooses Narrow Way

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The two bright stars that comprise the Narrow Gate are the two brightest stars of the Orion the Reaper’s sickle. The two stars that comprise the Wide Gate Stars (to the right of the mountain) are the two brightest stars of the Wave of Water (AKA Auriga Constellation) that comes out of the Dragon Constellation’s mouth (for explanation of “Wave of Water”, just click here).

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The stars that make up the Narrow Gate are about one-third less the width of the Wide Gate. The two bright stars which symbolize the Wide Gate are Capella and Menkalinan. These are the brightest two stars of the Auriga Constellation. (For more information on Orion’s sickle, just click here, “Orion The Reaper”. )

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Editor’s note: These sketches on this page are merely sketches. The stars are not in their exact place. But they are close enough to find them in the night sky.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Castor and Pollux (Part 2: The Return of Christ & The Dawning of the Day)”

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TOMORROW…

“FEBRUARY 14 (The fearful Message of Habakkuk, Part 3)”

 

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

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