Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JANUARY 5 (The Lord Shall Have Us In Derision!)

By admin On October 19th, 2014

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Daily Devotional – JANUARY 5

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The Lord Shall Have Us In Derision!

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“Why do the heathen rage,

and the people imagine a vain thing? 

The kings of the earth set themselves,

and the rulers take counsel together,

against the LORD, and against his anointed,

saying, Let us break their bands asunder,

and cast away their cords from us. 

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh:

the Lord shall have them in derision.”

Psalm 2:1-4

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This above passage from Psalm 2, is a picture of the priests and rulers and theologians, and kings at the time of Jesus’ earthly sojourn! Certainly, all these groups had misconstrued just who was this noble Being, eventually judging Him to be of the Devil and worthy of death!

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Listen… “They answered and said unto him (Nicodemas), Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.” John 7:52

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In this above verse, the theologians of His day were so dogmatic about Jesus, not properly understanding the Scriptures! And because of this and many other errors, these misguided leaders of the people of that day eventually had Jesus crucified, thinking Him to be some evil impostor!

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Brooklyn Museum – The Pharisees Question Jesus – James Tissot – US Public Domain – Wikimedia

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HAVE WE  IMPROVED TODAY!

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Now these prophecies from Psalm 2 were fulfilled back in Jesus day, make no mistake!

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But what about today? Are we guilty of the same dogmatism concerning the Scriptures? Does the Lord now have us in derision also? Is the Church in confusion today?

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After all, we now have many high-tech Bible study tools at our disposal! And by just a flick of a button, we can check and double-check in just an instant, things that once took hours for theologians to double-check! And so, there’s little excuse for the Church today to be confused!

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Question Marks – At a loss – svg – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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SAME PROUD DOGMATISM TODAY!

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And yet, when we look around, there is great confusion throughout the Church! Why, there’s more confusion today, than perhaps at any other time in history!

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One group says “Pre!”, while another says, “Post!”, and another says, “Mid!”, while still another says, “None of the above!”

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One church says, “sprinkling”, while another says, “Dunk him!”, while another says, “None of the above!”

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One theologian says, “Millennium down here!”, another says, “Millennium up there!”, while still another says, “Millennium not biblical!”

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One preacher says, “Eternal Torment!”, while another says, “Eternal Death!”, while still another says, “Everyone Saved in the end!”

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One teacher says “Election”, while another says, “Free-will”!

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One evangelist says, “Laugh!”, while another says, “Mourn!”, while another says, “Sing!”, while yet another says, “Study!”

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One teacher says, “Sunday!”, while another says, “Saturday!”, while the other says, “Everyday, don’t you see?”

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One denomination says, “Statues!”, while another cries against, saying, “That’s Idolatry!”, while still another says, “The idols are in your hearts!”

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One singer says “Rock!”, and another says, “Roll!”, while yet another says, “Choirs!”, and still others say, “A Capella!” 

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And on and on it goes! We are like those Pharisees and Sadducees who just about tore the Apostle, Paul into pieces! But we’re instead, merely pulling his writings into pieces!

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Paul the Apostle – Artist – Valentin de Boulogne or Nicolas Tournier – circa 1500s – Wikipedia – Public Domain

Paul persecuted by Pharisees & Sadducees – www.thebiblerevival.com – US Public Domain

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PROUD DOGMATISM TODAY!

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Yes, there is a whole lot of confusion in the church-world today! And the sad thing is, everyone is so dogmatic about their own particular beliefs! Very few will even entertain the suggestion that they just might be wrong!

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This same vain dogmatism existed back in Jesus’ day! And it is just as powerful today as it was back then, when they nailed Jesus to the Cross!

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You see, wherever such dogmatism exists, you can be sure that it gives birth to error! You might even say that proud dogmatism is the mother of falsehood! Yes, dogmatism is born of pride, and falsehood is born of dogmatism! They each go hand-in-hand!

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And such proud dogmatism will eventually cause the church community today, to misconstrue Christ’s Return in the same way that it caused the religious community back in Jesus’ day to misconstrue His first appearance! “He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.” Psalm 2:4

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Sunday preaching – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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WE, THE “ENLIGHTENED” ONES!

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Now when it says that “the Lord shall laugh”, it’s not saying that He actually laughs from spite, as mere humans might mockingly laugh. Nevertheless, the Lord has us in derision today, each of us thinking that we know it all!

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Listen to Paul… “And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.” 1st Corinthians 8:2

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Here in this above verse, is the correct attitude that we must have, if we are ever going to abound in truth and knowledge! And yet, so many of us go around, looking down at all those others who are not as “enlightened” as we are! Oh yes, if only they were as “correct” as we are, having the “correct” stance on the Rapture, and concerning baptism, and free-will-vs.-election, and all the other “correct” positions we think we have!

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But on Judgment Day, our heads will be spinning, when we find out just how wrong we actually were, because of our foolish pride!

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Yes, the Lord now has us in derision!

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GOOD NEWS!

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Well, there is a bit of Good News to share in all this derision and confusion!

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And that Good News is, that God loves us, and wants us to turn from our arrogance and foolish pride, and humble our hearts before Him, and forever cease from thinking we know anything!

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Listen… “Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought His judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.” Zephaniah 2:3

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Yes, there is a chance for both you and myself! There is a chance that we might be hidden in that Day, from the Lord’s wrath! But we must lose our self-confidence! We must become as little children, willing to be led in any direction that the Bible takes us!

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Hide Thyself in thy Chambers- inspired by Tornado Over Kansas by Curry

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FLEE TO THE MOUNTAINS!

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We must get free of all those dogmatic teachers, who are causing us to err! Listen, if you or I are under the authority of a dogmatic teacher, we need to break free of that person!

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Listen… “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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Yes, it is those who lead us who are causing us to err! And just as the rulers of God’s people were misleading the people of that day, so too, it is the church leaders of today who are doing the very same thing! Otherwise, Isaiah 3:12 is a lie, and God is wrong!

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The Bible says… “But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him.” 1st John 2:27

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All anyone needs is a good Bible, a humble, teachable heart, and the anointing of God’s Holy Spirit of Truth! This is the only way that any of us will be hidden in that Day! 

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ABOVE PICTURE – Constellation – Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains – Mark 13:14 – This is not a star-chart, but merely a concept picture

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, I pray that You would humble me, and make me teachable, and not dogmatic! I don’t care if You have to bring much tribulation upon me. Just give me the victory over my foolish pride, whatever it takes…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Fleeing to the Mountains, Part 3: The Abomination in My Heart”, or you can also read… “May 9th (Vain Dogmatism!)” 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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REVELATION 12 WRITTEN IN HEAVEN

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“And there appeared a great wonder (or sign) in heaven; a woman…And there appeared another wonder (sign) in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads…And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God…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.” Rev. 12:1, 3, 6, 15

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Here is a sketch of this Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12. This is the Winter Constellations of Signs Of Heaven. Besides Orion and his Horse, we also see pictured in this sketch, the Dragon ofRevelation 12.

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This Revelation 12 Woman Constellationis fleeing. As you can see, the Dragon Constellation is spewing a flood of water in her direction, as is written… “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.” Rev. 12:15.This wave of water represents Satan’s lies, and his false teachers who tell those lies.

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ABOVE STAR-CHART – Early Winter in the east – Orion, Revelation 12 Woman (AKA Ursa Major) – Revelation 12 Dragon (AKA Hyades, Pleiades, etc.) – Goodly Horse in Battle with Rider (Camelopardelis, Perseus, Cassiopeia, Andromeda, etc…) – www.signsofheaven.org – Not for profit use!

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GOD’S MESSAGE: FLEE!!

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Beholding the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation in winter, it seems that God is trying to get a very important message across to His people: that His Church is to flee! But what are they to flee from? Well, you can go to the article titled “The Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation”

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WINTER CONSTELLATIONS-SEEN IN FALL: This sketch to the right is how this constellation group appears in the eastern sky in fall. This is the four primary constellations of the Winter Constellations. They can be seen in this position, in the late fall above the eastern horizon. TheWoman of Revelation 12 is commonly called Ursa Major or The Big Dipper and appears in the north. Orion the Soldier is the at the bottom is to the south of the Woman. The The Dragon of Revelation Constellation’s mouth is The Hyades Cluster, and the tip of his tail is Pleiades, and hisWave of Water is primarily the Auriga constellation. The Glorious Horse Constellation head is ofPerseus Constellation and his rear end is Cassiopeia Constellation.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1″

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TOMORROW…

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