Daily Devotional, Year 2 – AUGUST 24 (Valley Of Decision, Now! Part 5: 7 Last Plagues)

By admin On September 11th, 2015

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Valley Of Decision, Now! Part 4: Eye of the Storm

To read Part 1, click here… Today’s Devotional – August 5th (Valley Of Decision Now! Part 1)

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“Multitudes, multitudes in the ‘Valley of Decision’…

for the day of the Lord is near in the ‘Valley of Decision’.”

Joel 3:14

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What if someone told you that a great image of the Valley of Decision, spoken of by Joel, the Prophet, was up in the night-sky?

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Would that make you nervous? It probably would, wouldn’t it?

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But the fact is, the Valley of Decision is much closer than that!

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Oh yes, it is even much closer than that Valley of Megiddo, over in there in Palestine!

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Judean Hills Panorama from Beth Meir – Wikipedia – Share-Alike License

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VALLEY COMES TO US IN OUR HEART!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Braet_von_%C3%9Cberfeldt_woman_with_bible_1866.jpgYou see, the Valley of Decision comes to us right in our very own heart and mind!

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It is a valley that each and every man, woman, and child must walk through in his or her lifetime! And it can come at any time in one’s life. Perhaps even on the very day prior to a fatal accident!

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For the unbeliever, it is “the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world.” John 1:9, which beckons him to “Go and sell that ye have, and come and follow Me.”

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And for the one who has already begun to walk the Pilgrim’s Way, to follow Jesus, as a disciple, the Valley of Decision can still yet come to that person, asking the question… “Are you willing to forsake all, and follow Jesus even into that death-to-self, which kills all earthly desires? Are you willing to trade that “self” for the incredible Agape love of Jesus?”

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

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MANY TURNED BACK! 

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Yes, there were many disciples in the days of Jesus’ earthly sojourn, who finally could take no more of His self-sacrificing life, and simply turned away from following Him, and walked no more with Him!

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And so, the Valley of Decision comes to us, silently in the night, and asks the question, “Will ye also go away?” John 6:67

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Brooklyn Museum – The Pharisees Question Jesus – James Tissot – US Public Domain – Wikimedia

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svgWell, this article began by asking the question… “What if someone told you that a great image of the Valley of Decision, spoken of by Joel, the Prophet, was up in the night-sky? Would that make you nervous?”

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Question Marks – At a loss – svg – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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VALLEY OF DECISION NOW APPEARING!

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Well, the fact is, the Valley of Decision is up in the night-sky! Yes, there is a constellation group which is called the Valley of Decision Constellation Group. And it first appears in Summer, and comes out each night well into Fall.

.Valley of Decision + O Destroying Mountain Constellation Group

And it really should make us nervous. Because God is now revealing the Signs Of Heaven promised in Luke 21:25.

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Listen… “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring…And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” Luke 21:25, 28

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And so, it says that… “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”

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ABOVE PICTURE: Valley of Decision + O Destroying Mountain Constellation Group 

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EYE OF THE STORMhttp://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories/images/isabel091503-1215z2.jpg

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In every strong hurricane there is an “eye”, in which winds are relatively light, and there are no clouds.

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And this phenomenon can be easily translated into spiritual terms.

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Hurricane Eye – NOAA – US Govt. Public Domain

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TOPSY-TURVY WORLD!

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Hurricane Eye - NOAA - US Govt. Public DomainYou see, we are now beginning to enter into the period knownhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NOMG01ThankGodForSatan.jpg as “The Valley of Decision”. The entire world will go through this day of decision.

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Now as we look out at the world, we can see that the political, social and religious condition can easily be compared to a hurricane.

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Things that seemed as solid as the proverbial “Rock of Gibraltar” are being turned upside down! The marriage institution, the public school systems, the churches, the militarization of the eastern religions, the business community, and even our very nations.

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It all seems to be falling apart or exploding or whatever term most aptly applies: it’s happening! It’s all topsy-turvy! 

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Thank God For Satan – Wikimedia – GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or later version

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CITIES OF THE NATIONS FALLEN

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Hurricane Eye - NOAA - US Govt. Public Domain

Listen to this passage from Revelation 16:19… “…and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.”

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Yes, the western nations have grown weak and now appear to be crumbling. The eastern religions seem to be merely moving in and taking over, without much of a struggle! The schools are now beginning to promote immorality. The courts are no longer following the rule of law, to an ever-increasing degree.

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Churches are beginning to embrace sexual perversion, divorce & re-marriage, lusting for money-getting, materialism, proud-careers, sensual music, and seemingly every other societal sin, though to a lessor degree.

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V for Merdeka flash mob protest on New Year’s Eve – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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TITANIC: METAPHOR OF THE WORLD

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Hurricane Eye - NOAA - US Govt. Public Domain

Now with both the world and the churches seemingly coming apart at the seams, the decision to forsake this hopeless and dying world seems to be a very easy one.

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After all, when the Titanic was sinking, there wasn’t too much decision-making about whether or not to abandon ship! (of course, there weren’t enough life-boats available, and so many could not escape, and later drowned)

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And so very much like the Titanic, is the current world situation! Everything seems to be falling apart! This titanic ship called Planet earth is taking on water, so to speak!

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Listen again… “and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.” Revelation 16:19

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Titanic – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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SATAN: A SIDE-WINDER!

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Hurricane Eye - NOAA - US Govt. Public Domain

But here’s the main point to this devotional. Yes, we are now in a terrible political-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Brown_tree_snake_Boiga_irregularis_2_USGS_Photograph.jpgmoral-religious storm! Nobody with any common-sense can deny that!

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But what we need to understand is that Satan is like a wily serpent. And as we know, serpents (snakes) make all sorts of twists and turns! They do not travel in a straight direction. And as this world-wide moment in history, called “The Valley of Decision” comes into its fullness, Satan may just back off for time. In other words, we may just enter the eye-of-the-storm, spiritually speaking. That is, there may just be a time of peace and tranquility which comes over the world.

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Brown tree snake – Boiga – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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“BE NOT DECEIVED!”

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Hurricane Eye - NOAA - US Govt. Public Domain

Now, the Bible repeatedly warns Christians to “Be not deceived!”

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And so, we must not be fooled by such a time of so-called peace and safety.

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Listen to Scripture… “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” 1st Thessalonians 5:3

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Now, the Christian who is still trying to decide whether or not to forsake this world and all its glittering allurements, will be assailed from every direction! Family, friends, church-members, and all the various voices in society (television, radio, etc.), will attempt to turn that Christian away from entering into the Ark of safety.

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“PEACE, PEACE, WHEN THERE IS NO PEACE!”

Jeremiah 6:14

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Yes, the Valley of Decision is about to sweep over the whole entire world!

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And yet Satan knows that if things seem safe and peaceful, then many undecided individuals may tragically develop a false sense of security. And thinking that all is “peace and safety”, they may make the fatal decision to not enter the Ark of Salvation.

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Just like the antediluvian world back in Noah’s day, many today may just mock at the idea that the world is about to end! And let’s face it! There was 7 days of calm, prior to the flood.

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DON’T BE FOOLED!

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And so, if the world extends a few years longer than we have expected, we must remember that there is always a calm before the storm.

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Let’s not foolishly misdiagnose the situation!

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Listen to Scripture… “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” 1st Thessalonians 5:3

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Dear Stranger & Pilgrim: Don’t say within your heart: “peace & safety!”

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me a watchfulness that won’t let me slumber. Let me know that I’m on “enchanted ground”! Help me to know the shortness of the hour…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The ‘Valley of Decision’ Constellation” or you can also read…“August 11th (Habakkuk Says “Run!”)”

 

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THE END

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“Multitudes, multitudes in the ‘Valley of Decision’…

for the day of the Lord is near in the ‘Valley of Decision’.”

Joel 3:14

 

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VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP…

Valley of Decision + O Destroying Mountain Constellation Group

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Look eastward in the early summer through fall. Find the Cassiopeia Constellation. Cassiopeia is the Mount of Blessing. In the sketch, it is the farthest mountain to the left. In the sky, it is the northern-most of these three mountains when facing eastward. It resembles a pyramid. Then find the next pyramid to its right (south). Then go a little further south to the next third pyramid. The third snow-cap is the Destroying Mountain Constellation. These three pyramids are the snow-capped portion of these three mountains in this sketch. (of course, you won’t see the snow-caps in the sky. They are just an embellishment in this sketch to present a concept-EDITOR).

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“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” Micah 4:1, 2

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THE VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP.

Valley of Decision & O Destroying Mtn. Constellations

 

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They appear in mid-summer in the eastern skies in pre-dawn hours. These are made of Cassiopeia (mount on left), and various stars from the Andromeda Constellation (valley) Pegasus (Mount of Cursing (middle mount) & Destroying Mount (right)), and Pisces (Broad Way to Hell). The galaxy which appears to be climbing the Mountain of Blessing is the Andromeda Galaxy

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The above Wikipedia star-chart shows this amazing constellation group as it appears from June to fall, just prior to the winter constellation group. Actually, this Valley of Decision Constellations appear in early summer in the pre-dawn hours. (Editor of this website has sketched in this constellation group onto this above Wikipedia star-chart.)

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The ‘Valley of Decision’ Constellation” or you can also read… “The Five Foolish Virgins Stars”

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TOMORROW:

AUGUST 25 (Revelation 9, Part 2: Scorpions)

 

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