Daily Devotional, Year 2 – February 29 (“The Day of the Lord Is Near In The Valley of Decision!”)

By admin On February 29th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – February 29

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“The Day of the Lord Is Near In The Valley of Decision!”

The Reader may also want to click and read this little series of Valley of decision articles…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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“for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.”

Joel 3:14 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Santo_Domingo_y_los_albigenses-detalle.jpgThis above verse, and many other similar passages all reveal that the Day of the Lord has been an ongoing battle throughout the New Testament era. (see also: Joel 1:15; Revelation 1:1, 1:3, 22:6; Amos 6:3, etc…)

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And yet, it serves Satan’s purpose to convince us that we are not in the Day of the Lord. That way, he can get us to relax, and take it easy. And truth-be-told, this very deceptive ploy has been extremely  successful! Yes, we have all fallen into this snare!

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Oh yes, there is coming a grand finale to all this!

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Burned at the stake – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

Book Burning – Santo Domingo y Los Albigenses – Wikipedia – Public Domain

 

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“Woe to them that are at ease…that put far away the evil day…” 

Amos 6:1, 3

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Like never before in the history of this world, the two great warring factions, Heaven and Hell, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shoppers_on_Dundas,_near_Yonge.jpghave all but completely erased themselves from visibility. And as a consequence, the citizens of this world are now immersed in stark unbelief! As a matter of fact, even the very mention of a literal Devil brings out chuckling jests and eye-rolling unbelief from most persons.

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And as far as they are concerned, if there is a literal God, He merely sits out there in deep space looking down through some giant telescope, monitoring the goings on here on “good old” Planet Earth.

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Shoppers in Toronto – Wikimedia – share-alike license

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“Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”

Ephesians 5:16 

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianandapollyon.jpgBut nothing could be further from the truth! Actually, the battle between Heaven and Hell is raging all around us! But the two opposing armies are keeping a very low profile, each for their own particular reasons.

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First, Heaven keeps silent and invisible in attempt to insure that only those who come to Jesus, do so by faith alone. Oh yes, Salvation is by grace alone. But God still desires His followers to live by the yet-to-be-fulfilled promises of the Bible.

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But very soon, this physical world will likewise be cast into that great final conflict! As a matter of fact, it’s already beginning to happen!

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Nevertheless the Christian needs not wait, nor should he or she wait! It just remains for us to enter into that battle! It just remains to make that decision in the Valley of Decision!

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

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“take heed…your hearts (not) be overcharged with…cares of this life, and so that day come…unawares.”

Luke 21:34 

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But tragically, as a result of today’s Church leaders neglecting to properly warn and admonish the Church to stand in the battle now raging all around us, parishioners think that they can take it easy and enjoy life: plays, operas, concerts, comedians, bazaars, games, picnics, parties, sports events, banquets, television, politics, sight-seeing tours, music-listening, hobbies, time-consuming, energy-sapping careers, and a host of other worldly pleasures and ambitious pursuits pretty much fill up the days, weeks, months and years of God’s professed people’s earthly sojourn.

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And as a result, Christ takes a back seat in their busy, busy lives!

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Multitask – Wikimedia – C.C. Share-alike License

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“he that is married careth for…the world, how he may please his wife. 

 1st Corinthians 7:33

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Now of course, the Christian must attend to the needs of their unsaved families, as far as possible. And that Christian will probably have to make worldly concessions which single Christians need not make.

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But in any case, the dedicated Christian must not personally allow his or her self to become so caught up in these pursuits that one’s Salvation gets crowded out to a great degree.

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Barbecue – Dutch family – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-081218-M-4507D-001.jpgHAVING THE “PEACE WHICH SURPASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING”

(read Philippians, Chapter 4)

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On the other hand, just because we find ourselves in the midst of the Day of the Lord, should not cause us to live in fear!

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If one’s eyes are truly looking Heavenward, fixed on Jesus, then there should be a peace which surpasses all understanding in the heart of that true Believer, even in the midst of the Devouring Fire now blazing on every side!

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Prayer – USMC – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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SOLDIERS OF THE CROSS, ARMOR UP!

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Well, the very Good News is that today is still the day of Salvation.

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And all those who desire everlasting life are invited to armor up and join in the joyful battle, the Good Fight of faith, in which Jesus has already conquered the enemy on Calvary’s Cross. 

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“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13  

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ABOVE PICTURE: soldiers of the cross – armor up! – Orion & The Revelation 12 Dragon constellation (comprised of Hyades & Pleiades and other constellations) – www.signsofheaven.org

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“Little children, it is the last time:

and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come,

even now are there many antichrists;

whereby we know that it is the last time.” 

1st John 2:18  

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Strengthen my faith that I may endure the fiery trials which are just now coming upon the horizon for God’s people… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… April 7 (Apocalypse NOW! Part 16: “Perfect Peace In The Fire!” (CONTINUED)), or you can also read this next article…August 5th (Valley Of Decision Now! Part 1)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & Internation Astronomical Union (click here)

 

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THE VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION

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“Multitudes, multitudes in the ‘Valley of Decision’…

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for the day of the Lord is near in the ‘Valley of Decision’.”

Valley of Decision w/names

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“The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining… 

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“The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem…

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“And the heavens and the earth shall shake…

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“But the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

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Joel 3:14-16

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LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION GROUP…

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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

 

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.

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Then find the second pyramid to its right (south).

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Then go a little further south to the next third pyramid. The third snow-cap is the Destroying Mountain Constellation.

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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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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, these 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

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