Daily Devotional, Part 2 – NOVEMBER 8 (Silly Women, Part 2: The Seven Women of Isaiah 4)

By admin On December 13th, 2015

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Part 2 – NOVEMBER 8

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Silly Women, Part 2: “The Seven Women of Isaiah 4”

To read Part 1, click here…Today’s Devotional – October 9th (Silly Women)

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“And in that day seven women

shall take hold of one man, saying,

We will eat our own bread,

and wear our own apparel:

only let us be called by Thy name,

to take away our reproach.”

Isaiah 4:1

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This above verse from Isaiah has mystified theologians in the past.

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But God has opened our eyes in these last days to understand many of the allegorical statements found throughout the Bible.

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Holy Bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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WOMEN = CONGREGATIONS

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But this verse from Isaiah is a relatively easy-to-understand parable if we have already grasped the meaning of “women” in the Bible. In other words, the Bible speaks of women as symbolizing congregations…“Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.” Matthew 25:1, 2

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Here above, God is comparing His professed people to ten virgins, five wise, and five foolish. And the allegory of women symbolizing God’s Church is quite often used throughout Scripture.

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Brooklyn Museum – The Wise Virgins – James Tissot – Wikimedia – public domain

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“7” THE NUMBER OF GOD’S REST

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And so, today’s opening verse from Isaiah is no exception! The number “7” symbolizing “Heavenly Rest” is making reference to God’s spiritual rest.

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And so, these seven women are the essence of churches called to enjoy God’s heavenly, spiritual rest.

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“THE MAN, CHRIST JESUS”

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Now, Isaiah 4:1 reveals that these women want to take hold of one man…“And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man…”

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Well, just what “one man” does every congregation want to take hold of? “The man, Christ Jesus”, of course! (see 1st Timothy 2:5)

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Yes, every Christian church wants to be connected with Christ. Thus we see these are seven women, seven also symbolizing the totality of the Christian churches, spoken of here.

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HEAVENLY BREAD & APPAREL

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But these seven women are willing to wear their own clothes and eat their own bread, yet still be called by Christ’s name…We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel…”

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So what on earth could this be speaking of?

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Well of course, to be a true church of Christ requires eating the “Bread of Life”, Jesus (John 6:35).

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And to be a genuine church of Christ requires the, “garments of Salvation.” Isaiah 61:10

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Woman with Bible – Braet von Überfeldt – 1866 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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THEIR OWN BREAD AND APPAREL

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But these seven women (churches) only want to eat their own bread and wear their own apparel, and yet still be called by this man’s name (Christ’s name).

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OLD TESTAMENT FOR US!

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Now there are many who will object, saying this passage only concerns literal Israel, and not Christians! Yes, there are many who attempt to only see literal Israel in the Bible. Many think ithttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WLA_jewishmuseum_Greek_Torah_Scroll_from_Ionnina.jpg foolishness to see the spiritual, parabolic meaning of Israel. But the Bible clearly teaches…“Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” 1st Corinthians 10:11

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Yes, as this above verse reveals, God wrote all those Old Testament stories for us New Testament Believers, who have now joined, “the Commonwealth of Israel”. Ephesians 2:12

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CHURCHES TODAY

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And so, as we look out upon the spiritual landscape of Christendom, do we see a fulfillment to Isaiah 4:1? Do the churches of today wear their own apparel and eat their own bread?

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Do you see the totality of this situation? This little verse from Isaiah 4:1 is actually saying that today’s churches have no Salvation! They are clothed in earthly apparel and are eating the leavened bread of the world!

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Well, is that what we see out there in today’s Christian community?

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PAUL FORETELLS OF TOTAL APOSTASY

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Well listen to Paul as he foretells of total apostasy of the churches…“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2nd Timothy 4:3, 4

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Yes, Paul here foretells of the day when the churches will no longer tolerate the true Gospel, but must be pampered with the titillating sermons about earthly prosperity, Revelation seminars about black helicopters, secret societies, government corruption, etc….

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Yes, today’s churches have no desire to see the true spiritual nature of the Bible. And so, they have built for themselves a “high place” by inventing a totally unbiblical hermeneutic which requires the Bible to be understood literally and not allegorically, as we have allegorically interpreted Isaiah 4:1.

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OFFENCE OF CROSS REMOVED

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And this website has devoted much effort in spotlighting the apostasy which has swept through today’s churches. And by reading the many articles concerning the fallen condition of today’s churches, it will be discovered that these seven women wearing their own apparel and eating their own bread finds its fulfillment in today’s apostasy.

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There is no Salvation in today’s churches. They have removed the offence of the Cross in attempt to appease the overwhelming portion of worldly-minded and nominal church attendees.

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Brooklyn Museum – The Foolish Virgins – James Tissot – US Public Domain

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 A LITTLE BIT OF MILK

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But they give just enough, “milk of the Word”, to satisfy those who wish to close their eyes to the true apostate condition of today’s churches!

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And so, most parishioners joyfully attend church each week, hearing non-threatening sermons which allow them to return back into the world only to pursue their weekday gods for the next 6 days.

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SILLY WOMEN OF 2ND TIMOTHY 3:6

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Thus we have churches who are spiritually like the silly women of 2nd Timothy 3:6, “led away with divers lusts”, only desiring to wear Babylonish apparel and eat their leavened bread of deceit, while drinking from the broken cisterns of the world.

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Brooklyn Museum – The Foolish Virgins – James Tissot – US Public Domain

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END-TIME EXODUS

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But the hour has come in which God is now calling His faithful ones out of Babylon, the City of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Flight_of_the_Prisoners.jpgConfusion, the apostate churches…“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

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Yes, there is an end-time Exodus which is now occurring.

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James Tissot – The Flight of the Prisoners from Babylon – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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GOOD NEWS!

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Now there is some very Good News! Yes, God is giving us some extra time, to prove that we really mean business with Him. Yes, God has allowed just enough time for us to really get busy and study, and pray, and contemplate the precious words of Jesus!

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And if ever there was a time to fall prostrate before Him, and plead for mercy and grace to become a true follower of Jesus, it is at this present fearful hour!

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THE READER IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO LISTEN TO A 20+ MINUTE AUDIO STUDY INTO THIS SUBJECT OF “7 WOMEN” (WHICH BEGINS 13 MINUTES INTO THIS STUDY.)

THIS SHORT BIBLE STUDY (#25) IN JEREMIAH IS PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to put on Thy garments of Salvation. And feed me daily, yea hourly with Thy heavenly Manna, and Thy fruit of the Spirit, and of the meat of Thy Word….

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READ MORE…

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(FOR FURTHER EXPLORATION, READ THE ARTICLE…  ”The Abomination in the Apostate Church”), or you can also read… “August 8th (Ten Sleeping Virgins!)”

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FIVE WISE VIRGINS STARS

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This constellation was identified on May 22nd, 2014. It is simply five stars, two from the Serpens Constellation, and three from the Hercules Constellation.

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What gives this constellation impetus and significance is that it appears as five evenly positioned stars, in a slight oval pattern, as if they were sitting in a meeting, listening, or perhaps watching someone.

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Second, they appear to be gathered in front of The Crown of Revelation 12 Constellation. (just below Corona Borealis in this Wikipedia star-chart, in which the editor of this site sketched in these two constellations)

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GATHERED AROUND GLORIOUS CROWN!

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The position of these stars is significant in a number of ways. The first, being that these Five Wise Virgins are gathered around the 12-star Crown of Revelation 12. And the obvious message here is, that these wise virgins represent the faithful portion of God’s Church. And as wise virgins, they understand the importance of winning the glorious crown of victory, which Jesus promised.

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Listen… “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.” 1st Corinthians 9:24, 25. 

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And so, God is showing us the difference between the wise and the foolish in His Church. While the wise are gathered around this crown of victory, the foolish are nowhere to be found. 

 

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Corona Borealis/Bootes & Five Wise Virgins

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Five Wise Virgins Stars” or you can also read… “The Five Foolish Virgins Stars”

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TOMORROW:

NOVEMBER 9 (When My Body Becomes My Torture Chamber)

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END OF THE CHURCH AGE STUDIES ON AUDIO

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THE READER IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO LISTEN TO THE FOLLOWING AUDIO BIBLE STUDY BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO.

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THIS STUDY IS PART 5, CONCERNING “THE END OF THE CHURCH AGE”

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