Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JUNE 16 (“To The Moles And To The Bats!”)

By admin On May 17th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JUNE 16

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“To The Moles And To The Bats!”

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“In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PikiWiki_Israel_11327_Wildlife_and_Plants_of_Israel-Bat-003.jpggold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; To go into the clefts of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of His majesty, when He ariseth to shake terribly the earth. Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?” Isaiah 2:20-22

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Bat – Wikipedia- Creative Commons 2.5

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This above passage takes on a macabre aura as it describes the Day of the Lord in connection with Moles and Bats, two creatures of darkness.

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Yes, both moles and bats live and thrive in darkness. They are both shocking to look upon: both of them being really creepy-looking!

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So why would God use these two creatures of darkness in this passage concerning God’s people casting away their idols of gold and silver, and fleeing to the clefts of the ragged rocks, in that day when the Lord arises to shake terribly the earth?

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Listen again… “In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; To go into the clefts of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of His majesty, when He ariseth to shake terribly the earth. Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?” Isaiah 2:20-22

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Big-eared-townsend-fledermaus bat – Wikipedia – Public Domain

“Cast Idols to Moles”_mole by Michael David Hill, wikipedia share-alike license

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BIBLE, A BOOK OF ALLEGORIES

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Well, for those who understand that the Bible is a spiritual book, filled with many metaphors and parables, then this passage immediately alerts those readers that this must be understood spiritually and not literally.

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Listen… “Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1st Corinthians 2:13, 14

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As this above passage reveals, those who are carnally-minded cannot discern the spiritual nature of the Bible, to any significant extent.

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And so, by comparing spiritual things with spiritual, an answer to this metaphorical passage can be discerned.

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Holy Bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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UNCLEAN BEASTS = UNBELIEVERS

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In the first place, both moles and bats are biblically unclean beasts. So they must be speaking of unbelievers, as revealed in, 2nd Corinthians 6:14-18 and Acts, Chapter 10)

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Preparing Bats – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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DARKNESS = SPIRITUAL DARKNESS

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“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” John 3:19

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Secondly, they live and thrive in the darkness. And the Bible so often compares darkness to spiritual darkness, as does this above verse.

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Suspicious Mole – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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UNCLEAN BIRDS = ANTICHRISTS

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And in Revelation 18, God reveals that the mystery harlot, Babylon has become, “a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” Revelation 18:2

 

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And since this Mystery Babylon, Mother of Harlots represents the church-apostate, bats would represent an aspect of those false brethren within the Church. The bat being a combination of a bird and a rodent.

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The Bat theming Lagoon – Utah – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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And so, let’s merely focus on bats, and leave moles for a future study.

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Bat – Wikipedia- Creative Commons 2.5

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WINGS = HEAVENWARD FLIGHT

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Thus, bats seem to represent false brethren who appear as “ministers of righteousness”, and yet are in reality, servants of that “angel of light”, Satan! (See 2nd Corinthians 11:14, 15)

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But they fly in darkness. And the Bible says concerning true believers… “Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.” 1st Thessalonians 5:5

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In other words, these fly only in the spiritual sense that they seem to be “ministers of righteousness”, and yet are merely servants of sin! (See 2nd Corinthians 11:15)

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Lucifer Fallen – Gustave Dore – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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VAMPIRE BATS

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Now there are bats who live on insects. But vampire bats thrive on the blood of cattle. And cattle, being considered “clean beasts”, represent the good aspects of the Church: both “the milk of the Word”, as well as “the meat of the Word”.

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And since the Bible says that, “the life is in the blood”, you could perhaps say that bats represent those false brethren within the Church who are sucking the life out of God’s Word.

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Bat – Livingstone’s Fruit Bat – Wikipedia – Creative Commons 2.0 License

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FALSE DOCTRINES SUCK

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LIFE-BLOOD FROM SCRIPTURES

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It is a fact that the apostate churches are pretty-much aligned on a number of doctrines, which are sucking the life-blood out of the Bible.

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For one thing, most every congregation commands its parishioners to only interpret the Bible literally and never spiritually (unless context demands a spiritual interpretation). And so, by using this totally unbiblical hermeneutic, much of the life-blood has been sucked out of the meat of the Word. This is because so many truths are veiled within the Bible’s allegories and parables.

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ABOVE PICTURE – Adding to or taking from God’s Word, the Bible

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DIMINISHING GOD’S WORD

 

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And the so-called “orthodox” church now teaches that the Book of Revelation is primarily for the Jews and not for Christians, since Chapters 4-22 supposedly speak of the time when the Church has already been “Raptured” out of the Earth.

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And these same teachers also claim that the books of Job and Ecclesiastes are not profitable for doctrine, since they both disagree with certain traditional church doctrines!

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Thus, such false doctrines as these are sucking the life-blood out of the Gospel!

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ALL SCRIPTURE, NOT SOME!

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The fact is, the entire Bible is the inspired infallible Word of God.

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Listen…“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_040327-N-1261P-058_Navy_Chaplain,_Lt._Marc_Massie_assigned_to_Naval_Mobile_Construction_Battalion_Seventy_Four_(NMCB-74)_studies_his_Bible_for_an_upcoming_service.jpgfor correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2nd Timothy 3:16, 17

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Yes, as this above passage confirms, the entire Bible is the inspired infallible Word of God.

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And so, we just don’t need to listen to anyone who tries to tell us that Revelation is for someone else, or that Job and Ecclesiastes is not reliable for doctrine, or that the “Sermon on the Mount” is not for New Testament Believers (as Vernon McGee taught). It’s all for us! There’s nothing that needs to be refused!

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Chaplain reads Bible – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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TYPES AND SHADOWS

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Yes, the entire Old Testament is the Gospel of Jesus Christ often veiled in types and shadows. But many pastors have locked their flock away from discovering many wonderful truths by forbidding them to partake of the “meat of the Word” which are often veiled within the many biblical allegories.

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Holy Bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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FLEE OUT OF BABYLON!

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“Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD’S vengeance; He will render unto her a recompense.” Jeremiah 51:6

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This above passage reveals the importance of fleeing out of the Babylonish confusion which now is the current condition of today’s churches!

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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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“COME OUT HER MY PEOPLE!”

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But the very Good News is that God wants to deliver us from the clutches of these impostors who suck the life-blood out of the Bible and out of the congregation by teaching such non-biblical commandments of men.

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Yes, let’s read Isaiah 2:20-22 once again… “In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; To go into the clefts of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of His majesty, when He ariseth to shake terribly the earth. Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?” Isaiah 2:20-22

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This above passage foretells of the day in which God’s people will cast away our idols of silver and gold to the moles and bats, “to go into the clefts of the ragged rocks…”

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

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JESUS, A MIGHTY ROCK!

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Now here we have another metaphor in the phrase “clefts of the ragged rocks” Of course, Jesus is our refuge and He is the Rock. And He is the Word made flesh. And by merely adding 2+2, we realize that it God’s Word that is those ragged rocks spoken of in Isaiah 2:20-22…“to go into the clefts of the ragged rocks…”

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Cross of Jesus Christ – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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FLEE TO THE MIGHTY ROCK!

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Yes, it is time to cast our many idols of cherished church-doctrines to those who cling to such false doctrines, and flee to God’s Word, reading and studying God’s Word for our own selves! Let the apostate churches alone. They are joined to their cherished traditions and doctrines.

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God’s people are not required to be under the authority of any Bible teacher… “But the anointing (of the Holy Spirit) 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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Yes, the Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth, if we will only let Him teach us. But if we insist on being led astray by the teachers of Babylon, we can only expect judgment and plagues… “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

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WATCH THIS SHORT BUT AMAZING YOUTUBE VIDEO ABOUT VAMPIRE BATS

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the desire and the anointing of Thy Spirit, that I may study for my own self…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…” FEBRUARY 10 (The Deserted Island Theologian!)”, or you can also read this article… “JANUARY 26 (The False Prophet: Lying Eyes!)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE 2ND FACE: THE SADDUCEE-SEEKER

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The 3rd face of the Moon is a bit more difficult to locate, because it is mostly upside down. But this photo and this sketch are how this face would appear if it was turned right side up. (In the southern hemisphere, however, this is how the Moon would appear.)

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The third face is the most difficult to see in the northern hemisphere, but once you do, it then becomes easy. This face is like a furry creature of the field. Maybe a rabbit. Maybe a squirrel. Perhaps a chipmunk. Probably a mouse. All “seekers”; all foragers or scavengers.

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And while this picture shows this little “beast of the field” right side up, this 3rd face is always pretty much in an upside-down position.

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The other two faces appear right-side-up, and are easier to locate. This photo and this sketch are both turned around to help you see this 3rd face easily. This enhanced sketch to the above right is merely to help you to see this face more easily. (As already stated, this 3rd face is right side up in the southern hemisphere.)

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ABOVE PICTURE: moon – 3rd face – Sadducee Seeker

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Moon into Blood Trilogy: 3rd Face: The Sadducee Seeker

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TOMORROW…

JUNE 17 (Welcome To Debtor’s Hell!)

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO STUDY IN JEREMIAH

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

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