Daily Devotional, Year 2 – FEBRUARY 17 (Christians in the Hands of an Angry God! Continued)

By admin On December 10th, 2014

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional – FEBRUARY 17

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If you have not read Part 1, click here to read… “FEBRUARY 16 (Christians in the Hands of an Angry God! Part 1)

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In yesterday’s devotional, Jonathon Edwards was spotlighted.Jonathan Edwards - Wikipedia - Public Domain

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And history books speak of Jonathon Edwards as being one of the more notable human instruments which God used in the Great Awakening movement of the early 1700’s, in the American colonies.

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And it was also noted, that Edwards was the author of the most powerful and most popular sermon ever preached, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”.

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Yes, that sermon had a profound effect on many or most of its hearers.

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Jonathan Edwards – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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YOUTUBE SERMON by EDWARDS

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Now, as mentioned yesterday, one can go to YouTube and hear a very well-done and dramatic reading of that sermon (scroll to bottom of page to hear).

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

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And with one hearing, it is easy to understand why that sermon had such a dramatic effect upon its hearers!

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After all, it gives a chilling dose of reality regarding the consequences of turning away from the grace of God’s Salvation.

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Yes, this passionate plea by Edwards, highlights the fiery results which he assured will await all those who choose “Eternal Torment”, rather than repentance!

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Jonathon Edwards – Sinner in the Hands Monument – Wikipedia – Share-Alike License

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Christians in the Hands of an Angry God! (Continued, Part 2)

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ETERNAL DEATH IS FOR REAL!

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Now this devotional was not intended to debate the question of “Eternal Torment”.

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But instead, this devotional merely questions why the vast majority of Christians are resting so safe and securely in our TV room, knowing that nearly 300,000 lost souls are slipping down into the grave on a daily basis?

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And so, the obvious question that comes to mind is this: “Could it be, that the vast majority of Christians are not yet truly saved? Could it be, that most of us Christians are merely fooling ourselves? Are we so void of that fiery Holy Spirit which once inspired men to lay down their lives upon the altar of self-sacrifice for family, friends and even strangers: eagerly willing to sacrifice their lives for every soul in need of deliverance from the fiery vats of vengeance awaiting all who go to their graves in an unsaved condition?”

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Yes, if I truly believe that “Eternal Torment” is the wages of sin that is awaiting each and every unsaved soul, then shouldn’t I prove to the world that I really believe it?

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Or maybe I should just simply quit talking about that subject altogether, and just keep telling people that, “God has a wonderful plan for your life!”

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Calvary Cemetery Queens – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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DEATH OR ETERNAL TORMENT

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Now whether or not the punishment of “Eternal Torment” is the designated punishment, or if, “the wages of…death” is the punishment which Jesus has waiting for all who slight God’s pleas of mercy, one thing is for sure: Eternal Hell awaits all who refuse God’s grace!

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And so, whatever your’s or my conception of Hell happens to be, the reality is, Eternal Condemnation is for real!

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And all those of us who do not repent of our lack of concern for lost souls will also suffer the fires of eternal Hell, regardless of how long those fires last! We Christians, too, will suffer the divine sentence reserved for all hypocrites!

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Yes, by neglecting the Great Commission to, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel”, we will each be guilty of breaking the Golden Rule, “Love thy neighbor as thyself”!

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Yes, if we choose to wallow in the cares and pleasures of this life, rather than do for others as we would want them to do for us, should the tables be turned, then our damnation is just!

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“WEEPING MAY ENDURE FOR THE NIGHT…” 

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Well, there is some Good News! Yes, dear Soul, there are just a few hours of grace left for both you and I to repent and begin to order our life aright before God…

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Listen… “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God…Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up!” James 4:4, 8-10

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David here in this painting, is mourning for his sin and for the terrible results of his sin! This heartfelt remorse should likewise be our same attitude: for those of us who have neglected to fight the Good Fight, so that we instead could pursue earthly Mammon!

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Listen to David… “Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish…Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not Thy peace at my tears…O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.” Psalm 39:8, 12, 13

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David’s sorrow – Wikigallery – Public Domain

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ETERNITY: A VERY LONG TIME!

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“So man lies down, and rises not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep!” Job 14:12

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Yes, God has given us just enough time to cast aside our idols of silver and gold, and flee from the wrath which is sure to come upon all Christians who fall into the hands of an angry God!

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And whether you or I believe in “Eternal Torment”, or “Eternal Death”, the important word here is the word, “Eternal”!

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Yes, the punishment for our slighting of God’s Great Commission will most certainly be eternal!

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Sunset over San Diego Graveyard wikipedia share-alike license for Andy Eick

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me a zeal for purifying my heart in Thy Word, and prayerfully ordering my life aright, so that all the world can truly see Jesus in me, wherever I happen to be…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Parable of the Sheep & Goats: The Greatest Gift”, or you can also read… “May 5th (The Proper Way To Wash Dishes!)” 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“It (God’s Covenant) shall be established…

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for ever as the Moon…

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and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.”

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Psalm 89:37.

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GOSPEL INSCRIBED ON THE MOON

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The Bible states… “It (God’s Covenant) shall be established for ever as the Moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven (sky). Selah.” Psalm 89:37

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God’s Covenant (The Gospel) has been inscribed in the sky. In the night sky, predominantly. It has been established “as the Moon, and as a faithful witness…”.

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That there would be “signs in the Sun… moon, and…stars” (Luke 21:25) just before the end, was a promise made by God.

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But we didn’t know exactly what those signs would be (although many thought they knew).

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Nor did we realize that these signs would be pointing us to present Bible truths!

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Lunar_Eclipse_by_Jiyang_Chen & Wikipedia share-alike license. Click for link.

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“THE SCORNER (THE PHARISEE)”

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Please tilt your head to the left. Do you see a man with a very long pointed nose. (Obviously, the sketch to the right is just an exaggeration in order to help you find the face in the photo to the left.)

 

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Do you see an angry look? His right eye-brow is raised as if he is judging.

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This second face in the Moon appears to be that of a combination of a man as well as a fox. Or maybe a wolf. Doesn’t he have a long narrow nose like a wolf or fox? Maybe even a dog. Nevertheless, the expression on his face, as he appears to look down upon the Earth, is that of scorn. Unlike the first Moon-man’s sad shock and awe; this ‘man/fox/wolf/dog’ appears to be that of anger and scorn. As if he is disgusted at the sinful planet below. He is very moral, you see!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 2nd Face: The Pharisee Scorner”

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TOMORROW…

“February 18 (Martha, the “Doer” & Mary, the “Hearer”)”

 

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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