Daily Devotional, Year 2 – January 7th (TIME TO GET OUT OF DODGE!)

By admin On October 15th, 2014

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Daily Devotional – January 7th

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TIME TO GET OUT OF DODGE!

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“And when these things begin to come to pass,

then look up, and lift up your heads;

for your redemption draweth nigh.”

Luke 21:28

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The crude expression… “Time to get out of Dodge!”, was coined back in the 1970’s from a television show based on that infamous town, Dodge City, in which Old West gunfighters were made legends by story-writers.

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Scalped Morrison – 1868 – Fort Dodge – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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WORLD IS NOW IN CRISIS MODE!

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It doesn’t take a lot of observation to realize that things aren’t going so well in today’s world!

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Do we even need to list the various catastrophes and abominations going on all around us today?

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Well, why is the Lord allowing all this horrible stuff to happen? After all, what we all want is peace and harmony! Is that asking too much?

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Listen to Jesus… “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” Matthew 10:34

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So Jesus, in essence, is saying, “I have come to declare war on this world!”

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Anti-Christian Protest movement – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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HABAKKUK SAYS, “RUN!”

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The Prophet, Habakkuk, made a prophecy… “O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save! Why dost thou show me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention. Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.” Habakkuk 1:2-4

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So Habakkuk is seeing a vision of war and strife in the land.

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And he is complaining of God’s people being surrounded by the wicked, to the point that wrong judgment is proceeding forth from us!

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Habakkuk by James Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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HABAKKUK SAYS “RUN!”

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And so, just what is the bottom line to Habakkuk’s prophecy?

 

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Well, listen again to Habakkuk… “And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2:2, 3

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So Habakkuk’s advice is, that this vision is for the end. And at the end, his vision shall speak. And when it speaks we are to run!

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Judgment Day – People fleeing – Book of Revelation – Wikimedia – Creative Commons – Distant Shores Media/Sweet Publishing – Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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THINGS GETTING TOO HOT!

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People around the world were shocked and horrified to see the video footage of 9/11, in New York City, in which people were jumping out of 100 story-high windows from those Twin Towers! Things had become too hot, and those people chose the lessor of two evils: to jump to certain death, to escape the unbearable heat!

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And so, as we look around, and we see all the destruction going on around us, it almost seems that God is purposely trying to make us uncomfortable! As we see the various institutions beginning to self-destruct, then maybe God is taking away our comfortable and cozy world, in attempt to wake us up! As we see our reliable world crumbling all around us, then maybe we need to flee!

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And as we see the church world caving in to worldliness and abominations, then perhaps God is giving us the wake-up call… “Get out of Dodge!”

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9/11 World Trade Center attack – New York – by UpsateNYer & Wikipedia – Share-Alike Lic.

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NOAH’S FLOOD ALL OVER AGAIN!

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Yes, it almost seems as if we are experiencing Noah’s flood all over again!

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Listen… “Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.” 2nd Peter 3:6, 7

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Yes, it seems that the flood of evil, which is now sweeping over the land is perhaps the beginning of God’s Judgment!

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PICTURE: The Gospel Ship

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RUN, CHRISTIAN, RUN!

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And we, who are of the household of faith, must flee! Things are getting too hot around here!

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Listen… “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains…For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” Matthew 24:15-21

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This above passage from Matthew seems to complement Habakkuk’s prophecy.

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But perhaps, to use a worldly saying, “It’s time to get out of Dodge!”

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Picture – Lot Escapes Sodom – www.thebiblerevival.com offers free Bible clipart – Public Domain.

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TO READ PART 2, GO HERE…September 27 (TIME TO GET OUT OF DODGE! Part 2: “Time To Get Out Of Our Schools!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to flee from the great heat which is beginning to scorch this world. Give me understanding to know what I can do to get out of this world, and yet still live and function in this world…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… August 11th (Habakkuk Says “Run!”)or you can also read… AUGUST 3 (Apocalypse Now! Part 1: Silencing the Gospel!)

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FLEEING WOMAN OF REVELATION 12…

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Constellation- Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains Mark 13:14

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“And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.  And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” Revelation 12:14, 15. So this Revelation 12 Woman Constellation gives a heavenly portrait of a woman fleeing from the Dragon, who is spewing water in her pathway.

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The sketch to the right is “Valley of Decision” Constellation, the Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation, and the Dragon Constellation. This is a concept sketch. These three constellations are not in this position in the night sky. So please don’t try to find them together like this. All of the other sketches have the constellation in the correct position, unless otherwise noted. For locations of each of these Constellations, please go to the article for that particular constellation.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)” 

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TOMORROW…

JANUARY 8 (A World of Lies, Part 2: Every Vote Counts!)

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