Daily Devotional, Year 2 – AUGUST 31 (Revelation 9, Part 4: The Three Woes! Continued)

By admin On September 19th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – AUGUST 31

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Revelation 9, Part 4: “The Three Woes!” Continued

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

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Now in yesterday’s devotional (click here), the groundwork was laid for what the three woes are for: primarily for the Church, and not for the world at large. Oh yes, in Revelation, thehttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Como-investir-ouro.jpg world bleeds through the various chapters. But Revelation primarily concerns God’s people. Revelation is “The Revelation of Jesus Christ”, howbeit in types and symbols.

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And it was also learned in yesterday’s devotional that Revelation 9 concerns the fiery tribulation which comes on God’s people to purify them even as gold that is tried in the fire! The first composite beast symbolized the various ways in which God allows Satan to torment His people, so that God might crucify that “Old Man” within, with all his fleshly lusts and desires. 

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Gold bars – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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THE 2ND WOE OF REVELATION 9http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_315362/(after)-Jan-Soens/Saint-John-the-Evangelist-on-the-island-of-Patmos-writing-the-book-of-Revelation

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Now before we get bogged down with the 1st beast, let’s move on to the second beast of Revelation 9… And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.” Revelation 9:15-17

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John on Patmos – Wikigallery – US Public Domain

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“5” SPEAKS OF FAMILY

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“6” SPEAKS OF DEATH

.450PX-~1 Gustave' Dore's "Death On A Pale Horse" courtesy Wikipedia Public Domain

Now this 6th trumpet speaks of death, death in the sense of the 6th Commandment, “Thou shalt not kill”.  And while the fifth trumpet spoke of the 5th Commandment, concerning family (God’s family of Believers), the 6th trumpet speaks of these killing machines in the form of horses (congregations) and riders with fire & brimstone and heads of lions and tails as serpents (remember that Christ is the “serpent on a pole” to save us from the deadly evil serpents, Satan & his armies).

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Now here again, the chosen and elect must die. But the death spoken of here is concerning being crucified with Christ. And this 6th woe is what finally kills God’s elect: that is, the Old Man within, the Man of the flesh is finally crucified.

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Gustave’ Dore’s “Death On A Pale Horse” – courtesy Wikipedia – Public Domain

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THE NUMBER, “ONE-THIRD”

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So just what does it mean when Revelation says here… to slay the third part of men” Revelation 9:15

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Well, the number “one-third” brings us back to Zechariah…“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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So, when Revelation speaks “a third”, it is most likely speaking of God’s people. And here in Revelation 9, the killing of a third of men has to do with God’s people dying-to-self.

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FIRE & BRIMSTONEhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

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And also, this second woe speaks twice about “fire and brimstone”.

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The “fire & brimstone” spoken of concerns God’s Word and God’s judgment. And it is God’s Word which is the fiery sword which will slay the wicked, “Old Man”, that strives for mastery over every Christian.

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Holy Bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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REVELATION 9 = DEATH-TO-SELF IN BELIEVERS

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And so, to put it concisely, Revelation, Chapter 9 speaks of the death process which Believers have always gone through, but will be amplified in the time of trouble just now upon us.

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The Bible calls this coming tribulation, “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”. It is a time of God’s people wrestling with God, one-on-one, and not giving up!

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It is the time when God’s elect and chosen ones finally gain full victory over the flesh, the devil and the world!

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Jacob Wrestling with the Angel – Wikipedia – public domain

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SOLA SCRIPTURA

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That’s right! What we must keep in mind is that Revelation is merely the Gospel of Jesus Christ veiled behind types and symbols.

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And so, any and every part of that mysterious book must be deciphered by searching the Bible only, for the true Revelation of Jesus Christ.

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Forget ahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Newspaper_vendor.jpgbout newspapers and history books! They are not needed.

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It is “Sola Scriptura”, that is, “the Bible only”, which will unlock the Book of Revelation for us! 

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THE BIBLE ONLY IS INFALLIBLE!http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Girl_with_a_Bible_(Faith_of_Our_Fathers).jpg

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We must always keep in mind that the Bible is God’s infallible Word.

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And so, we are not to put our trust in mere humans, nor even in this website!

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The Bible, the Bible, the Bible: that’s God’s source-book of infallible truth!

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STUDY, STUDY, STUDY!!!http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg

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Well, this devotional has bitten off a big chunk for us to chew on!

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But it is hopefully enough to keep us searching our Bibles to find out just what all these types and symbols are trying to tell us.

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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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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7 MAJOR STARS OF ORION…

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Orion Constellation can best be seen all winter (but even in August in the pre-dawn hours of morning in eastern skies) traveling east to west through the night, in mid-sky.

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To find the seven major stars of Orion (one star on each shoulder and one star on each foot, plus the three stars which make his belt), you can locate on just about any clear night regardless of the blackness of the night. To find Orion’s other stars, you need more star-visibility…a darker, moonless night, and possibly away from city lights.

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Orion wikimedia share-alike license

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THE 5 OFFICES OF ORION

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But like most of the other Signs which this website reveals, Orion too, has much more to say as he changes his position in the sky.

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And this Soldier in the Heavens puts on different garb, as he presents the five awesome aspects of his various offices.

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From ‘Orion the Soldier’, and ‘Orion the Reaper’, and ‘Orion the Archer’, and ‘The Cross of Orion’, and last but certainly not least, “Orion, The Good Shepherd”. This amazing constellation presents a very complex revelation of the God’s magnificent love for a fallen planet.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…The Orion Phenomena

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TOMORROW:

SEPTEMBER 1 (Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan! Part 2: To Die For My Child!)

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