Daily Devotional – JULY 10 (Flee To The Mountain! Part 3: “Remember Lot’s Wife!”)

By admin On June 18th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JULY 10th

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Flee To The Mountain! Part 3: “Remember Lot’s Wife!”

To read Part 1, click here… Today’s Devotional – May 30th (Flee To The Mountain!)

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“And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that He said, ‘Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.'” Genesis 19:17

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When Jesus spoke to His disciples of the last days, He told of the time that God’s people must flee to safety from the wrath which is coming upon the world.

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And in His warning to us all, He finished with this fearful statement… “Remember Lot’s Wife!”

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Yes, Jesus tells us to remember what happened when Mrs. Lot looked back at her world, which was to be totally burnt with fire from Heaven! She turned into a pillar of salt!

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Mrs. Lot Flees Sodom, turns to salt – www.christianimagesource.com

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SODOM & GOMORRAH WORLD TODAY!

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http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_381154/(after)-Raphael-(Raffaello-Sanzio-of-Urbino)/Lot-And-His-Daughters-Fleeing-The-Destruction-Of-Sodom-And-GomorrahWell, just about everybody knows the fiery outcome of that infamous city, Sodom.

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But the point to today’s devotional is, that God orchestrated the events of that fateful day for our spiritual benefit. And, the historical account of Lot fleeing Sodom, stands as a fearful warning to Christians against becoming enamored by all the glittering allurements of this present world!

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LOVING THIS PRESENT WORLD

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Listen to this same warning of Jesus as it continues… “Remember Lot’s wife! Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.” Luke 17:32, 33

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Now this above passage may seem confusing. After all, just what does it mean, to save one’s life, and yet lose one’s life? And what does it mean to lose one’s life, and yet preserve his or her life? 

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Perhaps this next passage will begin to clear up this question… 

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Listen… “He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. If any man serve Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there shall also My servant be: if any man serve Me, him will My Father honour. Luke 12:25, 26

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Here we see that Jesus is speaking of our love for this present selfish world with all its hedonistic pleasures and proud aspirations. Our love should be for the world to come! Not for this tragic world in rebellion against Heaven!

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THE LUSTS OF THE FLESH, EYES, & PRIDE

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But Satan has given this world a make-over since the days when physical persecution came to an end. Oh yes, Christians in eastern nations have begun to suffer physical persecution for their faith.

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But Christians here are suffering a completely different type of persecution!

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Yes, these nations which once embraced the Christian Reformation have been flooded with every conceivable pleasure and proud attainment: clubs, and restaurants, and pleasure resorts to name just a few are consuming our time and money, that would otherwise be given for the salvation of starving souls.

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But also the expensive and proud vehicles, and pleasure-crafts which drain our bank accounts in attempt to impress others. Lofty and enviable homes, and gardens and lands which keep the Christian working overtime to support. Television, radio, and high-tech communication devices, which absorb our attention and conform our thoughts and character into the image of this Antichrist world. Credit card debt which keeps the Christian in the bondage of servitude trying to repay. And proud and lofty careers which sap the energy, and absorb the time which would otherwise be spent in devotion to the Bible, Prayer, and raising one’s family.

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Yes, the “elect lady”, the Church, has fallen prey to Satan’s deceptions and allurements, all designed to deter Christians from walking that upward heaven-bound pathway, which leads out of this world!

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A LITERAL PILLAR OF SALT?

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Now because of her love for this present world, Mrs. Lot turned into a literal pillar of salt. But God orchestrated that scenario to be a picture of what happens spiritually to churches and church-goers who attempt to be Heaven-bound and yet still pursue the selfish pleasures, and the proud worldly pursuits. Instead of becoming converted into the glorious image of Christ, we rather become solidified in our worldly and unchristlike character.

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Listen… “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24

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Here above, Jesus is explaining that it is impossible to serve Christ and the world too! Because to serve this present world is to serve the “god of the world”, Satan. (see 2nd Corinthians 4:4)

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THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL

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Now Jesus reveals to us concerning His Church… “the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svg

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And  of course, Jesus is speaking of His “Elect Lady”, the chosen and faithful remnant: this is the true Church. 

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And so, the Day of the Lord will reveal just who it is that truly loves God!

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Listen… “Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth Him not.” Malachi 3:18

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The hour we are now in will be a time of separation of the wheat from the tares.  

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GOOD NEWS!

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Now the very Good News to all this is found in the Epistle of James… “Ye adulterers and http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_198722/William-Brassey-Hole/The-sorrow-of-king-Davidadulteresses, 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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Yes, this above passage lays out the wonderful and glorious way back to God, for those of us who have been deceived by our love for the pleasures and riches of this the Devil’s kingdom. And those who will return to the Lord in humble and heartfelt repentance will be delivered from the wrath soon to come. And we will once again return to the upward pathway out of this “City of Destruction”, which is about to receive the same fate as Sodom!

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To read Part 4, click here…SEPTEMBER 8 (Flee To The Mountain! Part 4: Fiddling While Rome Burns!)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to not look back at this selfish and vain world. But rather, help me to hate my life in this ungodly world. Give me a longing to live forever in the Promised Land which is soon to come…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “How To Be Hidden in the Day of Wrath” or you can also read… “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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“FLEE TO THE MOUNTAINS”

Matthew 24:15

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“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:” Matthew 24:15, 16 

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So the above verse is a warning to all those who are living over there in Palestine. “Flee to the mountains!”. And this photo of the mountains of Judea just might be a good place to flee to.

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But with today’s tracking devices, it probably wouldn’t be too long until they found you. But does this passage have a message for us Christians who are scattered elsewhere around the world? Listen once again…

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“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:” Matthew 24:15, 16 

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Notice it says in the above verse, “whoso reads, let him understand”. So there needs to be an understanding of this complex issue. There needs not only to be an understanding of the Abomination of Desolation, but also an understanding of just what it means “to flee”.

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Judean Hills Panorama from beth meir wikipedia share-alike license

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HEAVENLY MOUNTAINS

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Well, as just stated, the Lord has created a constellation which shows a woman fleeing. It is called the Revelation 12 Woman Constellation, also known as Ursa Major or The Big Dipper. So if we explore this constellation in the light of the Bible, there can be a wealth of information discovered on this very topic. So come along and dig into this study. And after reading about this heavenly revelation, you just might find yourself fleeing to the mountains. And maybe, just maybe, there are some much better mountains to flee to, than the ones in the above photo of Palestine! Mountains in which you can hide, where tacking devices and black helicopters are useless against you!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Winter – Revelation 12 Woman with Eagle Wings

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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: 

JULY 11 (“Bring Back The Lions!!!”) 

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO STUDY IN JEREMIAH 

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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 #556 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING…

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

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