Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JUNE 26 (Eating Like A Bird!)

By admin On May 31st, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JUNE 26

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Eating Like A Bird!

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“I have esteemed the Words of His mouth

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Job 23:12

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Have you ever heard the expression, “She eats like a bird”?

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Of course, this refers to a person who purposely eats far less than is required to maintain proper weight.

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Well, there once was a beautiful young lady with an equally beautiful voice, named Karen Carpenter. Unfortunately, her career was cut short because she literally starved herself to death. You see, for some reason, Karen just couldn’t eat enough food. 

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Karen Carpenter – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

 

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WISDOM OF THE WORLD

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Now the people of the world have a certain worldly wisdom…

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Listen to the words of Jesus… “for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light. Luke 16:8

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Yes, the people of this world are worldly-wise more than Christians are Heavenly-wise! And so, the wisdom of the world can often be translated into Heavenly wisdom.

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PHYSICAL & SPIRITUAL FOOD!

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For instance, just take our opening little worldly proverb… “She (or he) eats like a bird!”

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This little expression can very easily be translated into spiritual truth, if we just look at how little most Christians study the Bible. Pollsters have discovered that the average Christian spends very little time, if any, studying our Bible! Oh you need proof? The general consensus in Christendom says that if you asked the average Christian to recite the Ten Commandments, they couldn’t do it!

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Listen… “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” Hosea 4:6

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Sadly, as this above statement from Hosea 4:6 was true in Old Testament times, it is just as true today!

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ONE TINY MEAL PER DAY?

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Most dedicated church-goers probably spend perhaps 15 minutes per day, studying the https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_100326-N-4774B-066_Chaplain_Lt._Jason_Gregory_reads_bible_verses_on_the_weather_deck_aboard_the_guided-missile_cruiser_USS_Bunker_Hill_(CG_52).jpgBible. And if we translate that into worldly terms, that would be like eating one small meal per day!

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So can a person survive on one small meal per day? No, eventually that person would starve to death!

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But that’s exactly what is happening in today’s church-world! People get so busy with their secular lives that Bible study gets squeezed out, almost completely!

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SATAN KEEPS US BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!

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Now of course, if we could pull back the curtains, we would see that this has been the very strategy of the Devil!

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Yes, the Enemy of Souls has put forth herculean effort in designing this complicated society for that very purpose: to get Christians so busy in the world, that they put their prayer and Bible study on the back-burner!

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Listen… “And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that Day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” Luke 21:34-36

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Such a frightful and sobering warning as this from Luke, should cause us to re-assess the priorities in our lives! 

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NO DIGESTION EITHER!

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Now, if this weren’t a bad enough situation, it even gets worse, since most Christians do not contemplate what they read in the Bible!

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In other words, when we close our Bibles in the morning, we get so busy with life, that we simply forget to contemplate God’s Word as we go about our daily tasks!

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And so, this condition would be akin to eating that one small meal, but not even digesting the little food that we did eat! And even an overweight person could not survive more than 100 days at the most, if they are not digesting their food! 

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LOVING TO EAT GOD’S WORD!

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The Bible says… “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and Thy Word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by Thy name, O LORD God of hosts.” Jeremiah 15:16

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Yes, Jeremiah’s love for the Bible should likewise be our same love! And listen to Job… “I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.” Job 23:12

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Yes, both Job and Jeremiah share the same love for God’s Word!

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Now just listen to one more verse… “Oh how I love Thy Law (Thy Word)! It is my meditation all the day long!” Psalm 119:11

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Now these three verses from Job, Jeremiah and Psalms should be the very same spirit which permeates through our daily life!

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STILL TIME TO CHANGE!

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The Good News is that this is still the Day of Salvation! And we know that time is short!

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So why not plead with God to fill up our daily life with His Word! And then let’s turn off the world, as much as possible and fill our ears with God’s Word! No, not some book about the Bible! But maybe get the Bible on audio, and listen to it as we wake, and as we walk and work, and as we lie down at night! Let’s make our entire day a nice healthy slice of Heaven! Let’s get lost in God’s Word! And let’s let go of any and all unnecessary worldly pleasures and pursuits, and instead, immerse ourselves in God’s Word!

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And then, by so-doing, we can fulfill God command to, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom…” Colossians 3:16

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the desire to totally dedicate my life to the knowledge of Thee as revealed in Thy Word…

 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“MAY 5 (Ants: Keeping the Main Thing, the Main Thing!)”, or you can also read this shorter article… “May 20 (Sherlock Holmes Sanctification)” 

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FOR FURTHER STUDY: Psalm 119

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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LOCATING THIS 3RD FACE

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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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BUT WHY A FORAGER?

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“So I went in (into God’s temple), and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed upon the wall round about.” Ezekiel 8:10

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The above verse is speaking of all sorts of unclean creatures, big and small, sinfully portrayed on the temple wall. And these creatures were being worshipped by God’s people, as this verse indicates.

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The photo below is a replica of the Ishtar Gate to ancient Babylon, which also had unclean beasts portrayed upon its wall. So, was God in the above passage saying to us, that His Temple had become like Babylon?

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WHY A BEAST OF THE FIELD?

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And of all the ferocious beasts that exist in this world, why would God choose such a furry little critter to represent the Mark of the Beast? And why would the Lord inscribe this face in the Moon’s surface? Obviously, He does nothing indiscriminately! So what then can be the purpose for this 3rd face?

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Well, one thing is for sure! Unbelief is a quality that exists in the hearts of Men. 

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And, well, maybe this little beast of the field can give some biblical information about the subject of faithlessness. And maybe after an exploration of this furry forest creature, it will be discovered that this little varmint was exactly the correct beast for God to inscribe on the Moon’s surface!

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And by reading onward, this all may begin to make much more sense! And it may even start to gnaw away at our own self-righteousness, as we begin to see that Sadducee-ism exists in our very own heart!

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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 27 (Eternal Torment? Part 10: Endless Stripes?)

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO STUDY IN JEREMIAH 

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