Daily Devotional, Year 2 – AUGUST 27 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 6: For Rent Only!)

By admin On September 13th, 2015

.

 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

.

.

.

Daily Devotional, Year 2 – AUGUST 27

.

.

.

As The Flower of the Field, Part 6: “For Rent Only!”

To read Part 1, click here… “March 19th (As the Flower of the Field!)”

.

.

.

.

.

.The Flower of the Field Constellation Signs Of Heaven.org

 “Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.” Ecclesiastes 4:6

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Many years ago, a young man walked into a little corner grocery store, or the like, in which the old man behind the counter was a bit of a philosopher.

.

.http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=junk+yard+wikimedia+commons&FORM=HDRSC2#view=detail&id=F3098874E3E8F0D4A43A847F782E894755F9EB2B&selectedIndex=8

Well somehow the conversation turned into somewhat of a lecture on life, from a philosophical vantage point…

.

“You know, son, you really never own anything!

.

“Uh, well, I own my car and my house.”, answered the young man.

.

“No son, you don’t really own those things.”

.

“Well, what do you mean? I have the title of ownership on both my car and house.”

.

“Oh yes, you have those two pieces of paper, which say you are the owner. But you really don’t own them! You’re just the temporary custodian of them. Eventually, you will part with them both. As a matter of fact, everything you have will eventually go back to the earth, or will be taken away from you, one way or another.”

.

So the young man began to comprehend what the old man was saying.

.

NATIONAL METALS JUNKYARD – NARA wikimedia US public domain

.

.

.

JUST CARE-TAKERS

.

As we look around at the world, we see many people who possess very little of thishttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Unknown_Girl_Behind_the_Sea_Battle-_the_work_of_the_Women%27s_Royal_Naval_Service,_1942_D7279.jpg world’s goods. But there are also many who have great possessions: houses, lands, cars, boats, recreational vehicles, and many other things.

.

Now each and every one of these possessions need care and maintenance. And the more possessions one owns, the more care-taking is required. And some care-takers have a whole lot of care-taking to do!

.

And so, what it all amounts to is this: We are merely care-takers of all our possessions. They are simply given us on loan, by God, if you will. Oh yes, we may labor night and day for years to finally obtain those possessions. But we really don’t own them, because they will eventually all be taken away from us!

.

Woman scrubbing floors – Wikimedia – Public Domain

.

.

.

.

BODY & SOUL ON LOAN TOO!https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Woman_applying_make-up.jpg

.

Now even our body is on loan, and eventually will return to the dust. Our looks will deteriorate. Our strength will weaken. And slowly but surely, mother nature will pull our bodies back to the earth.

.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lautrec_woman_at_her_toilette_1889.jpg

.

And even our very soul has been given on loan from God! And someday, God will bring us before His Judgment Throne to give account of how we spent our time on earth: did we care and nurture our soul as good care-takers, or did we merely live for the pleasures and cares of this life?

.

Woman applying make-up – Wikimedia – Share-alike License 2.0

Henri Lautrec – woman at her toilette – 1889 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

.

.

.

RENTING A CASTLE

.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hearst_Castle_Casa_Grande_September_2012_panorama_2.jpg

.

Here are two pictures of the famous Hearst Castle. Beautiful, isn’t it?

.

A very rich man had it built almost 100 years ago. Oh yes, the man had a clear title of ownership of this beautiful estate. But he wasn’t really the owner! He was just the custodian of this amazing piece of real estate. Because the owner is now long gone, and the State of California is the present care-taker of this property.

.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hearst_Castle_2011-7.jpg

.

But California doesn’t really own it either. They’re just taking care of it, while it still stands. But one day soon, this castle will crumble or burn or disintegrate. And so, nobody truly owns it! They’re just the renters and care-takers for a while!

.

Hearst Castle Casa Grande – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

Hearst Castle – Wikipedia – GNU Free Documentation License

.

.

.

.

.

JESUS’ EARTHLY POVERTY

.http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_65895/Edward-Armitage/Christ-Calling-the-Apostles-James-and-John--1869

.

When Jesus came to earth, He lived a life of poverty. He had no possessions. And yet He worked each day to contribute to His earthly family, especially once His father Joseph died.

.

And once Jesus began His ministry, He called to His Disciples to forsake all and “Follow Me”. And as it says in Luke 5:11, “And when they left their ship they forsook all, and followed Him.”

.

Christ calling His Disciples by Edward Armitage – 1869 – courtesy Wikigallery.com – Public Domain

.

.

.

.

.

OVERCHARGED WITH CARES & PLEASURES

.

Now today, there are many Christians who have a home, and a car, and furniture. And this is quite all right.

.Christian Race In Todays World courtesy www.signsofheaven.org share-alike lcense

.

The problem comes in when Christians living in this cornucopia society, decide to put their Salvation on the back burner, as the saying goes, and pursue the many goods and possessions of this selfish world. 

.

One problem with this is that the more possessions one accumulates, the more care-taking is required. And the more care-taking one must labor at, the less time is spent on the furtherance of the Gospel. Less Bible-study time. Less prayer time. Less sharing time…

.

Christian Race In Todays World courtesy www.signsofheaven.org share-alike lcense

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

LISTEN TO THE WISE MAN…

.

companys-coming - revised

.

Listen to the Wise Man… “…the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.” Proverbs 5:12

.

Well, the Bible is filled with warnings against seeking earthly riches, and this above verse is just one of many!

.

The point to all this is that God is offering us true ownership. Not only does He tell us that we will “inherit all things”, but we will finally get a brand new spiritual body, which we will never lose. We will finally become owners…for ever! And forever young!

.

.

.

.

.

WHY CARRY A HEAVY BURDEN ON MY BACK?

.

summer constellations w/treasure chest

.

And so dear soul, why in the world would I want to over-burden myself with a whole lot of care-taking of things that don’t really belong to me and will someday all be taken away, when I could instead be using my time pursuing things that will never perish?! This is just basic logic!

.

God is offering us eternal riches! He wants to give us heavenly riches that will be ours forever! Even for ever and ever! Think about it!

.

.

.

.

.

TO READ PART 7, CLICK HERE…SEPTEMBER 14 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 7: “How Dieth the Wise? As the Fool!”) 

.

.

.

.

TODAY’S PRAYER…

.

“Dear Lord, I choose to become one of the truly rich souls who have everlasting life! Guide me up the Heavenward pathway, day-by-day…

.

.

.

READ MORE…

.

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The Flower of Heaven Constellation or you can also read this shorter article…JULY 19 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 4: The Eternal Beauty Salon!)

.

.

.

THE END

.picture - soldiers of the cross - armor up!

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

.

.

.

.

.

FLOWER OF THE FIELD CONSTELLATION

.

This is perhaps one of the most amazing constellations that God has created! It truly looks like a flower, and appears to be blowing in the direction of westward. But as autumn draws near, this constellation appears to bow itself down, just like the flowers of Earth bow down, at the summer’s end.

 .

And these are not merely obscure stars. These are among the biggest and brightest stars in the night heavens!

.

Two Turtledoves-Flower of the Field- Cross/Scepter Constellations

.

The Two Turtle-Doves Constellation is also known as Sagittarius .

.

The Flower of the Field is commonly known as Scorpio .

.

But there is another obvious aspect to this constellation group. Notice that the birds are flying in the same direction as the flower is bending; it is as if the east wind is blowing these heavenly messengers…

.

“The wind blows where it desires, and you hear the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. John 3:8.

.

So here is another incredible Bible concept, written in the heavens! And God has spoken of these signs! Listen… “For ever, O LORD, Thy Word is settled in heaven.” Psalm 119:89

.

THE ZODIAC CONSTELLATION NAMES

By the way, it is not the purpose of www.theheavensdeclare.net to give any validity to the Zodiac or any pagan deities. But the common names of many constellations must be given, solely for the purpose of locating them on star-charts.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

FLOWER CONSTELLATION BOWS DOWN…

.

AUGUST 28TH, 2011

.

"Ark of the Covenant" and "Flower of the Field" Constellations (Springtime)Public Domain-www.signsofheaven.org

.

It has become apparent, on this date, that as summer draws to a close, this Flower of the Field Constellation” appears to bend almost completely down. This occurs as it travels into the western skies. It somehow rotates in order to produce this effect. This is a very wonderful phenomenon…and biblical too! After all, the Bible says “the grass withers and the flower falls away”. And that’s exactly what this flower constellation seems to do. It almost seems to be bowing itself…in the direction of that bright and beautiful star, “Arcturus” (which represents Jesus). This would make sense. After all, Scripture states…

.

"Ark of the Covenant" and "Flower of the Field" Constellations (Autumn) Public Domain-www.signsofheaven.org

.

“…unto me (the Lord), every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear… Bel bows down, Nebo stoops… They stoop, they bow down together… Listen to me… all you remnant of the house of Israel (God’s people)… which are carried from the womb: And even to your old age I am he… even I will carry, and will deliver you.” Isaiah 46″1-4 (condensed)

.

 

.

.

READ MORE…

.

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flower of the Field Constellation”

.

.

.

TOMORROW…

AUGUST 28 (The Heart, Part 3: Desperately Wicked!

 

.

.

.

.

20+ MINUTE AUDIO JEREMIAH STUDY

.

YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. 

.

THIS IS STUDY #604 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

.

.

Leave a Reply