Daily Devotional, Year 2 – AUGUST 25 (Revelation 9, Part 2: Scorpions)

By admin On September 12th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – AUGUST 25

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Revelation 9, Part 2: Scorpions!

To read Part 1, click here… October 6th (Revelation 9: Locusts)

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What most Christians are not aware of, is that the Book of Revelation is all abhttp://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_315362/(after)-Jan-Soens/Saint-John-the-Evangelist-on-the-island-of-Patmos-writing-the-book-of-Revelationout the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That’s why it is titled, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ”. Revelation 1:1

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And why is there so much confusion about Revelation? The problem is, like so much of the Bible, Revelation is written in types and symbols. And since the earthy and sensual churches have been given a false, unbiblical hermeneutic which forbids a spiritual interpretation of those types and symbols, the greater portion of the Church has been locked out of most all the Book of Revelation! Satan has successfully locked them out!

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NOT SEARCHING THE BIBLE

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For instance, if the average evangelical church-goer wishes to discover what locusts http://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.jpgrepresent in Chapter 9, they cannot simply do a word-search about locusts. If they did, they would soon discover that locusts represent God’s judgment on worldly-minded Christians as their earthly as well as spiritual riches get “eaten up” in various ways.

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But because they are locked out, they vainly search newspapers, trying to interpret Scripture by the daily news! And so, they may decide that those prophetic locusts will actually be something like black helicopters.

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black helicopters – Wikimedia – US Army – Public Domain

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THE GOSPEL IN TYPES & SYMBOLShttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burgkmair_whore_babylon_color.jpg

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And so, because of this devilish hermeneutic which prevents them from spiritualizing away all the types and symbols found in Revelation, the vast majority of church-goers cannot discover that Revelation is merely the Gospel of Jesus Christ, howbeit veiled in Old Testament types and symbols.

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Whore – Babylon – Burgkmair – 1523 AD – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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Now let’s examine another component of this composite beast in Revelation 9: scorpions…

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Magnifying Glass – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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“TAILS LIKE UNTO SCORPIONS”

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Listen… “And they (the composites beasts) had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.” Revelation 9:10

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This above verse is part of the description of the composite beast in Revelation 9.

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So just what do scorpions represent in Scripture?

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Black scorpion – Wikimedia – GNU Free Documentation

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CHASTISED WITH SCORPIONS

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Listen… “And (Rehoboam) spake to them (Israel)…saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.” 1st Kings 2:14

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OK, so Rehoboam, the King of Judah made this threat against the Northern Tribes of Israel that he was going to lay upon them a much heavier yoke than His father, Solomon did! And as if Solomon’s yoke wasn’t heavy enough, Rehoboam’s yoke would be even heavier, chastising them with scorpions!

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Hans Holbein d. J. – The Arrogance of Rehoboam – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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DWELLING AMONG SCORPIONS

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Now let’s dig a little deeper and find out if there is any further information about https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:126.The_Prophet_Ezekiel.jpgscorpions… “And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them (the children of Israel), neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.” Ezekiel 2:6

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OK, so here we see just what these scorpions represent: God’s rebellious house!

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And so here is another piece of the puzzle in understanding the Gospel found in Revelation’s types and symbols.

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Ezekiel, the Prophet – G. Dore – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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APOSTATE CHURCHES ARE A CHASTISEMENThttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Avvakum_by_Myasoyedov.jpeg

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And our association with the apostate portion of the Church will be a chastisement with scorpions, as we suffer the slander and gossip and judging and world-loving ways of the apostates which have ruled over the Church throughout the New Testament history. Yes, even back in the Dark Ages, God’s faithful remnant were scourged by the apostate churches which ruled over Europe in those days!

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God’s people were banished, tortured, imprisoned, burned, beheaded and deprived of the Bible and lived under her (the Mystery Harlot’s) false doctrines for many centuries!

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Burned at the stake – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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CHASTISEMENT NECESSARY FOR SALVATION

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And so these scorpions and locusts begin to give us a picture of the nature of this composite beast of Revelation 9: it represents the chastisements and tribulationshttp://article.wn.com/view/2013/09/06/Bets_on_US_jobs_data_could_lead_gold_south/ which God brings upon His people, the Commonwealth of Israel, which is made up of both Jews and Gentiles.

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Listen…“And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on My name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is My people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.” Zechariah 13:9  

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Yes, God must send His people through the fiery trials and tribulation required to burn away our earthly dross, so that we eventually come forth as pure gold, just as Job proclaimed… “when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold!”

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Gold smelting – Public Domain – wn.com

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YOU MAY WISH TO CONTINUE WITH PART 3… AUGUST 30 (Revelation 9, Part 3: The Three Woes!)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me a repentant heart that seeks Thy grace. Help me to see the spiritual message of the Bible…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”? or you can also read…January 24th (The True Message of Revelation!)

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE HOLY GHOST RIDER CONSTELLATION

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This newest Signs Of Heaven Constellation (Fall, 2013) is by far the faintest of constellations, but is a very incredible and awesome one in a number of ways (which this article will explain).

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.Holy-Ghost-Rider in the Western night-sky

It is primarily comprised of the Camelopardalis Constellation (head and upper back), plus about 5 stars from the Cassiopeia Constellation (his leg), plus some random stars. It appears as an outline of a rider. Only the back of his head is detailed. And his back and the back of his legs are also detailed. Both sides of his arm are visible, and his hand is gripping the horses mane, and that is detailed by three stars (which are also part of the horse’s mane). The rider is in a position vaguely similar to a race-horse jockey. The two brightest stars in this constellation, are from the Cassiopeia Constellation, and are part of his leg. All the rest of the stars are very faint, and must be viewed on a very starry night.

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Since this constellation has just been revealed, there may be more to this constellation in the coming months. But if you can locate the Goodly Horse in Battle Constellation, then you shouldn’t have too much trouble locating this Rider Constellation, provided you have excellent star-watching conditions. 

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BIBLE VERSES PICTURED IN THE HEAVENS

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“With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy streets: he shall slay thy people by the sword, and thy strong garrisons shall go down to the ground.” Ezekiel 26:12

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Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation

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THIS STAR-CHART: This is a Wikipedia star-chart, in which this site’s editor has sketched in these three constellation (without the Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation). Notice how the right front hoof is trampling on the tail of the Dragon. Also notice his eye is a star.It’s best seen when in the western half of the sky. It is found in mid-sky traveling from east to west. In January, it is in the west after midnight. As winter progresses, it can be seen earlier and earlier in the evening. a dark sky with good star-visibility is best, but not absolutely necessary to see this constellation. It is found on the opposite side of the Dragon Constellation from Orion. And as already stated, this Goodly Horse Constellation can be seen best in mid-winter when it is in the western side of the sky, and you are looking at it while you are facing west. The nose and head of this horse is partly made from the Perseus Constellation. The tail and rear end is partly of the Cassiopeia ConstellationThe hind-leg is made partly of stars from the Andromeda Constellation.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

AUGUST 26 (Am I A Deist? Part 2: Why Paul Didn’t Visit Doctor Luke!)

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