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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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – AUGUST 24

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AUGUST 24 (Valley Of Decision, Now! Part 5: 7 Last Plagues

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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GOD’S PLAN OF REDEMPTION 

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Since Mankind’s fall from grace, selfishness has taken over, and rules over the hearts of this earth’s inhabitants. And we became a world of lost sinners.

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But in His great mercy, God desires to redeem the human race back to Himself.

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Cross of Jesus Christ – cropped photo – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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“THERE IS NONE THAT SEEKETH AFTER GOD”

Romans 3:11

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Unfortunately, we are so hopelessly caught in the web of sin, that not one of us are willing to return to God. We love this world of selfishness too much!

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But God reveals the Exodus of His people out of this world of sin in the very 1st Commandment…“I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.” Exodus 20:2, 3 

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Here is the way that God brought us out of the world of sin, which He refers to as “the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage” Exodus 20:2

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THE 10 PLAGUES UPON EGYPT

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Now of course, it was no easy task to remove His people from Egypt. Pharaoh was not willing to let them go.

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And so, God began to bring a series of plagues upon the Egyptians as a means of loosening up their tight grip on God’s people.

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And eventually, with the last severe plague, Pharaoh finally did let them go, but was later destroyed in the Red Sea in hot pursuit of them. He just couldn’t let them go!

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Israel’s Escape From Egypt Through Red Sea – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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THE 7 PLAGUES OF REVELATION

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Now, in the 16th Chapter of Revelation is foretold another series of plagues. But instead of 10 plagues, there are only 7 plagues. Nevertheless, these plagues are extremely similar in nature to the plagues poured out upon Egypt as recorded in Exodus.

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And yet, in spite of this similarity, modern-day theologians do not see the connection between these two sets of plagues.

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Nevertheless, the nature of the 7 plagues of Revelation is virtually the same as the Egyptian plagues: to bring God’s people out of “the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage”.

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THE LAND OF EGYPT

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Yes, this world is still the land of Egypt and the house of bondage. And Christians are nonetheless held in slavish bondage to sin and Satan. And God must deliver the 7 last plagues in attempt to pry His people loose from the tight grip which Pharaoh (Satan) has on God’s people.

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.Judgment Day – by sweet media – Wikimedia – 

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THE OLD MAN IS ACTUALLY SATAN

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Now several times in the New Testament, Satan is referred to as “the Old Man” which still exists within the hearts of God’s people. (see Ephesians 2:2)

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But God must destroy that Old Man, so that “the New Man, created in righteousness and true holiness” can finally rule over the hearts of God’s people. (see Ephesians 4:24)

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THE OLD MAN MUST BE CRUCIFIED

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianandapollyon.jpgAnd it is only by suffering the torment of these 7 last plagues that God’s people will be freed from that Old Man of sin: he must be crucified out of the human heart!

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Now this devotional presents a very complex truth which the Reader has probably never heard before.

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But in the “READ MORE” section (just below “TODAY’S PRAYER”) are several similar articles which may further explain this difficult concept.

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Christian and Apollonian – Pilgrim’s Progress – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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TO READ PART 6, CLICK HERE…SEPTEMBER 3 (Valley Of Decision, Now! Part 6: Choosing the True Holy Spirit)

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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…November 5 (Revelation 16:17-21: “The Seventh Plague: Cry ‘Uncle’?”)or you can also read…AUGUST 17 (Psalm 101, Part 3: Crucifying The Old Man!)

 

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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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