Daily Devotional – November 8th (Revelation of the Heart)

By admin On November 11th, 2013

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NOVEMBER 8th

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REVELATION OF THE HEART…

This is an excerpt from this website’s article, The Dragon, The Beast & His Image & His Mark

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Do Bible prophecy seminars ever get discouraging?

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Does it seem like a lot of “confusing charts and numbers” and “this beast” and “that bug”, and this “newspaper clipping” and “Black Helicopters”, and “Secret Societies and “dusty old history books”?

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SOLA SCRIPTURA

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Well, maybe some of these things are relevant, and probably most are not relevant. And even a few of these may be helpful in understanding Revelation.

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But if one simply lets Scripture define Scripture, and cling to that old mantra… “Sola Scriptura” (“Scripture Only”), Biblical truth can be arrived at, which might not be as interesting or exotic as some interpretations.

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But to simply compare Scripture with Scripture, a correct interpretation can be arrived that points to “MY” own heart, as “the chief of sinners”.

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BIBLE POINTS TO JESUS & ME

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Correct Bible study, without the aid of other books (except a concordance, perhaps) will direct the student right back into more Bible study, instead of into other books, or newspapers, etc..

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Because, daily Bible study, properly done, will ultimately lead to “My heart” as the real problem, instead of other groups as the problem.

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In other words, I know I’m on the right track if my Bible studies point the accusing finger at “My own sins”.

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True religion concerns “my” relationship with God.

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CHURCH HISTORY

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And while it might be very helpful to know a little of the history of the Church, just where does a person look to find the right history book?

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Satan has greatly confused the issue by writing conflicting histories.

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Depending on which history book one reads, determines what the reader will find.

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FOR OUR SPIRITUAL GROWTH

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The problem with prophecy is, perhaps, this: all too often, many try to study prophecy for merely the intrigue of discovering future events. Such is the appeal to many who have only http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_040327-N-1261P-058_Navy_Chaplain,_Lt._Marc_Massie_assigned_to_Naval_Mobile_Construction_Battalion_Seventy_Four_(NMCB-74)_studies_his_Bible_for_an_upcoming_service.jpg“itching ears”. They try to divorce Bible prophecy from the very purpose for which it was given: to spiritually strengthen the Church as well as strengthen the individual Christian.

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But true prophecy interpretation will always have this waymark…it is always, profitable for for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”

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God is not trying to merely tickle our ears with exotic and intriguing conspiracy theories. The whole Bible is totally dedicated to transforming the Christian and the Church into the image of Christ. And Bible prophecy, if rightly interpreted, always accomplishes this same purpose.

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LOCUSTS NOT BLACK HELICOPTERS

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The great problem with trying to interpret prophecy by newspapers or history books is this: you will undoubtedly only end up with some nation or battle or historical figure or literal animal orhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_U.S._Army_UH-60_Black_Hawk_helicopter_and_a_CH-47F_Chinook_helicopter,_both_with_Bravo_Company,_3rd_Battalion,_25th_Aviation_Regiment,_25th_Combat_Aviation_Brigade,_prepare_to_conduct_rappel_operations_with_130618-A-UG106-454.jpg mechanical device as the ultimate interpretation.

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But on the other hand, when one uses only the Bible, then the student will hopefully end up with a spiritual interpretation, which will reveal sin, righteousness, and judgment, which will spiritually build up that Christian.

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Then by studying the Bible only, the Student will interpret “locusts”, for instance, as God’s means of destroying the Christian’s love of earthy Mammon, instead of only seeing locusts as black helicopters, etc..

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DON’T BE LED DOWN RABBIT TRAILS!

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And so, the Christian must be prayerful and vigilant, to not allow Satan to lead us down rabbit trails, which have a form of godliness, but are mostly a great waste of our time and energy!

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Listen… “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15, 16

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Yes, we don’t want to end up like Alice here, and be led down some rabbit trail, wasting years upon some unprofitable endeavor!

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Instead, we want to focus upon the eternal riches, which the Lord longs to give to each and every person who seeks with all the heart, to become changed into the image and likeness of Jesus!

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TO READ THIS ARTICLE IN ITS ENTIRETY, CLICK HERE… “The Dragon, The Beast & His Image & His Mark”

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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Dear Lord, help me to study my Bible for the sole purpose of my own repentance and the enrichment of my own soul. Help me to see Jesus between the lines of the entire Bible. Let me get to know Thee, day-by-day…

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READ MORE…

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You may wish to read…“October 5th (The Revelation of Jesus, Part 3: Anti-Christ us!)”, or you can also read…“October 6th (Revelation 9: Locusts)”

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THE END

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TODAY‘S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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REVELATION 12 WRITTEN IN HEAVEN

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“And there appeared a great wonder (or sign) in heaven; a woman…And there appeared another wonder (sign) in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads…And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God…And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” Rev. 12:1, 3, 6, 15

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Here is a sketch of this Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12. This is the Winter Constellations of Signs Of Heaven. Besides Orion and his Horse, we also see pictured in this sketch, the Dragon of Revelation 12.

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This Revelation 12 Woman Constellation is fleeing. As you can see, the Dragon Constellation is spewing a flood of water in her direction, as is written… “And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” Rev. 12:15. This wave of water represents Satan’s lies, and his false teachers who tell those lies.

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TOMORROW:

NOVEMBER 9th

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