Daily Devotional, Year 2 – FEBRUARY 10 (The Deserted Island Theologian!)

By admin On December 4th, 2014

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Daily Devotional – FEBRUARY 10

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The Deserted Island Theologian!

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“As for My people, children are their oppressors, 

and women rule over them.

O My people, they which lead thee cause thee to err,

and destroy the way of thy paths.”

Isaiah 3:12

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There is an old saying in Christendom, which goes something like this… “If you lived on a deserted island, and a King James Bible washed ashore, would you be able to prove your favorite church-doctrines?”

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Well, this analogy has a certain amount of merit. After all, there are many different church-doctrines blowing in the wind these days!

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And so, it might be well for the Christian to begin to examine the Bible with fresh eyes!

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You know! As if we were on a deserted island! 

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Without any pre-conceived ideas about the Bible!

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Without having any previous theological baggage!

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You know! Free from all that dogma which they put on us, the moment we began attending church!

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So let’s just think of ourselves as Deserted Island Theologians…

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desert island – credit  ChristArt.com.

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THE PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE

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desert island - credit ChristArt.com.Now, as Deserted Island Theologians, let’s take, for instance, the theory of the “Pre-Tribulation Rapture”.

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Yes! The Pre-Tribulation Rapture! This idea seems to have gained tremendous ground in theological circles, over the last 100 years!

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Ever since the days that Cyrus Scofield first put his own personal opinions and doctrines along side of God’s infallible Word, this Pre-Tribulation Rapture idea has been more and more accepted by the general populace within the walls of the City of the Lord!

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SO WHAT’S THE PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE?

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So just what is the Pre-Tribulation Rapture?desert island - credit ChristArt.com.

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Well, to put it very briefly, this Pre-Tribulation Rapture theory supposes that the Church will be taken out of the earth, just prior to when the Book of Revelation begins to be fulfilled, leaving only Israel-after-the-flesh remaining to suffer the wrath of God! But also those Jews will gain their ultimate redemption, as they go through that fiery 7 years period known as the Great Tribulation.

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Now it must be mentioned that prior to this Rapture theory, most Christians once believed that Christ would return on the Last Day, for His people!

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And this view was held by most Christians through the centuries,

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“THE RAPTURE” NOT IN SCRIPTURE?

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desert island - credit ChristArt.com.Now, by applying our Deserted-Island-Theology principle, the first non-biblical element that must be eliminated would be that theologian-devised name, “The Rapture”.

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Yes, because it was not a Scofield Bible that washed ashore, that stranded Bible student was not able to find the name, “The Rapture” anywhere in that King James Bible!

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And so, not seeing that name, “The Rapture”, he was only left with the name that God gave to the event known as, “The Coming of the Lord”. (see 1st Thessalonians 4:15-17)

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Yes, the Bible only knows the names, “The Coming of the Lord”, and several similar titles.

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desert island – credit  ChristArt.com.

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NO “PRE-TRIBULATION” IN SCRIPTURE?

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desert island - credit ChristArt.com.Next, because this lonely truth-seeking soul had never read the book, “The Late Great Planet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Late,_Great_Planet_Earth_cover.jpgEarth”, he only had to rely on what Jesus says regarding the Coming of the Lord.

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Listen… “No man can come to Me, except the Father which hath sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up AT THE LAST DAY.” John 6:44

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And so, not only has the name, “The Rapture” been eliminated, but also the non-biblical theory, “Pre-Tribulation” has now been eliminated, giving sway to the fact that the Church will be raised up on the “The Last Day”, as it says in the above verse, John 6:44 (and also in 6:40, and 6:54).

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desert island – credit  ChristArt.com. 

The Late, Great Planet Earth cover – Wikipedia – Non-Free Media Rationale

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WE’RE THE COMMONWEALTH OF ISRAEL?

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desert island - credit ChristArt.com.Now because this stranded Bible student never listened to Christian radio, he knew nothing about the church-doctrine which says that Revelation Chapter 4, through Chapter 22 only deals with literal Jews-after-the-flesh.

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Yes, this untainted Bible student had only to rely on what the pristine Word of God says… “For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.” Romans 2:28, 29.

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Yes, this island-bound Bible student had plenty of time on his hands to find numerous passages from the Epistles that, in essence, says that the New Testament Church is now joined with Old Testament Israel, being reconciled together as the “Commonwealth of Israel” (see Ephesians 2:12)!

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This Deserted Island Theologian didn’t have a radio. And so, he didn’t know it was considered heresy by many radio Bible teachers, to say that he was a Jew inwardly, and that circumcision was that of the heart, and not of the letter!

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No, he wasn’t even aware that radio Bible teachers had completely rejected the idea that the Church was also of the Commonwealth of Israel, along with Old Testament Jewish Believers! 

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desert island – credit  ChristArt.com. 

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TO CONTINUE READING, PLEASE CLICK HERE… “Daily Devotional, Year 2 – FEBRUARY 11 (Deserted Island Theologian! Continued)”

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me a confidence that Thou art able to teach me all that I need to know of Thy Word…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)”, or you can also read… ” June 24th (The War Nobody Prepared For!)” 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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THE NARROW WAY: THE PILGRIM’S PATHWAY

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That world-shaking allegory, Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, picked up thhttp://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pilgrim%27s_Progress_2.JPGe theme of the Narrow Gate. The hero of the story was Christian, a man who was warned to flee from the City of Destruction (the world), and to embark on a journey to the Heavenly City. And along the way, Christian encountered many adventures and dangers. This first of its kind allegorical book absolutely rocked the western world, and became perhaps the first million seller book (along with the Bible).

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But God has also given this same Narrow Way parable in the night heavens! Incredible? Yes, incredible…and amazing too! And though these two stars can hardly be considered a constellation, but when sitting next to the two stars which comprise the Broad Gate, well, it makes a powerful statement, for the people of God. 

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So please come along on this journey and find out just why this pathway graces the night heavens, and perhaps you might find yourself embarking on your own pilgrimage up that very same Narrow pathway.

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Pilgrim’s Progress Enters The Wicket Gate-Wikipedia public domain

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LOCATION

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Winter Constellations in West

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This most amazing phenomenon is seen throughout the winter. Although it can be observed most of the winter, it is seen best when it is the western part of the sky, at winter’s end (The end of winter being the final scene of this heavenly Gospel story). Orion , the Dragon, and the Glorious White Horse are beginning to descend into the western horizon (sketch to right is Winter Constellations descending into western horizon. This can actually be seen as early as December, in the pre-dawn hours).

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And at this point it is apparent that the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation  is veering toward the two bright stars, known as Castor and Pollux (sketch to left). But the Wide Gate Stars are composed of the two brightest stars of the Auriga Constellation, known as the star, Capella, and the star, Menkalinan. The two stars, Castor and Pollux, make up the concept of the Orion’s Narrow Gate Stars.

Revelation 12 Woman & Orion's Gate & Wide Gate

This can even be observed into June in the western sky (for a short time just after dark). While a dark night is best for seeing the Woman Constellation, the 4 stars which comprise the Narrow Gate/Wide Gate Stars can be seen even under mediocre conditions. It begins with the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation (AKA Ursa Major) going towards these two doors.

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The sketch to left shows, the two doors are each composed of two bright stars. The two bright stars that comprise the Narrow Gate are the two brightest stars of the Orion the Reaper’s sickle. The two stars that comprise the ‘Wide Gate’ Stars are the two brightest stars of the wave of water that comes out of the Dragon Constellation’s mouth (for explanation of “Wave of Water”, just click here). The stars that make up the ‘Narrow Gate’ are about half the width of the Wide Gate (see sketch below left).

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Revelation 12 Woman chooses Narrow Way

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(For more information on Orion’s sickle, just click here,“Orion The Reaper”.)

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Editor’s note: These sketches on this page are merely sketches. The stars are not in their exact place. However, they are close enough to find them in the night sky. But as with most stars, it takes persistence to finally locate them.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)”

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TOMORROW…

“FEBRUARY 11 (Deserted Island Theologian! Continued)”

 

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

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