Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JUNE 28 (Flee To The Mountain! Part 2: Am I A Pillar of Salt?)

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JUNE 28

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Flee To The Mountain! Part 2: “Am I A Pillar of Salt?”

TO READ PART 1, CLICK HERE… “May 30th (Flee To The Mountains!)”

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“And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that He said, ‘Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.'” Genesis 19:17

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

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This above verse from Genesis is the command and warning from God to Lot: Lot being the nephew of faithful Abraham.

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Yes, God was going to destroy Sodom and its surrounding cities!

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Because Sodom had spurned God’s warnings, it had reached its day of the fierce judgment from Almighty God!

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And Lot, and his family had unknowingly moved to that wicked city, merely for the sake of convenience and prosperity! But Lot came to despise the wickedness of city life!

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But by now, Lot was stuck there! His family, no doubt, learned to love the pleasures and conveniences which that opulent city afforded them.

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And they grew insensitive to the prevailing wickedness of that city!

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Their consciences became blunted by the daily association with sin, as is written… “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 1st Corinthians 15:33.

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The Sodomites are smitten with blindness – wikipedia – US public domain

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“REMEMBER LOT’S WIFE!”

Luke 17:32

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This above title, “Remember Lot’s wife!” is a warning from the very lips of Jesus from Luke’s Gospel! And shall we not take this admonition seriously?

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So let’s see how this unfortunate woman translates into spiritual truth for our day.

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As most people know, Mrs. Lot still loved this present world: the world being symbolized by Sodom. And by looking back at her beloved world of selfishness, she turned to a pillar of salt.

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Mrs. Lot Flees Sodom, turns to salt – www.christianimagesource.com

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MANY PILLARS OF SALT TODAY

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It seems that the Christian world today has many pillars of salt.

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Yes, there are many churches and denominations today, which teach, either by word or by example, to love this present world! And by so-doing, these world-loving churches have become stiff-necked and uncircumcised! In other words, they no longer are teachable in the ways of Heaven. Outwardly, they seemingly cling to whatever doctrines they still accept, and have a certain moral standard.

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But they are content to remain in their morality, refusing to go any further up the heavenly pathway….

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Listen… “And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write…So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of My mouth.” Revelation 3:14. This warning to the Laodicean church stands as a warning to any church! No disobedient, worldly-minded church is beyond being spewed out of God’s mouth!

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Mrs. Lot Flees Sodom, turns to salt – www.christianimagesource.com

 

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MIND CONTROL & INDOCTRINATION

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When a new “convert” joins a church, denomination, false gospel, or the so-called cults, the immediate action by that religious group is to indoctrinate that new convert into the signature church-doctrines of that particular group.

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And so, quite often, the leaders and teachers may begin a constant barrage of propaganda designed to solidify their pet doctrines into the minds of that new convert. This is done in hopes of making that convert so thoroughly indoctrinated, that he or she will never “stray from the fold”.

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Evangelist Preaching – Church – Audience hands – Wikimedia – Public Domain.

 

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CHRISTIANITY: ‘CITY OF CONFUSION’

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“The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.” Isaiah 24:10

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And so, as we look out on the vast landscape of Christianity, we see a multitude of congregations, denominations, and ministries, each with their own particular doctrinal-confessions.

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And even though they all may claim to believe the “Bible only”, the fact is, they actually place these doctrinal-confessions above the Bible!

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In other words, they now refuse to re-examine their long-held cherished beliefs and traditions.

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Nicaea icon – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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STIFF-NECKED & UNCIRCUMCISED

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Yes, the church-world today has the very same problem that the people of God had in days of old…

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Listen to God’s assessment of both them of old, and of us today… “Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.” Acts 7:51

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This above verse presents a horrible spiritual condition, that is so prevalent today! Just try to make biblical sense with a member of any particular church, denomination, teaching group, or so-called cult! You won’t have any success! You might as well be talking to a mere statue (or pillar of salt)! They are so completely locked into the teachings of whatever particular group they are members of! They look at you with narrow eyes. Oh, they may politely endure what what you say, and then simply move on. They are modern-day “Lot’s wife”. They have become a pillar of salt, spiritually speaking!

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Mrs. Lot looks back at Sodom by Raphael for www.wikigallery.com public domain

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NOBLE BEREANS

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The church at Berea received special commendation from God for their open-mindedness and willingness to re-examine their long-held beliefs, by day-by-day study in the Scriptures…

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Listen… “These (Bereans) were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11

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This above verse reveals that they searched the scriptures almost hoping that these new ideas were true! In other words, these noble Bereans weren’t just trying to find some flaw in Paul’s teachings, as was the common response to Paul’s seemingly new teachings.

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But they saw some biblical validity to what Paul was teaching, and hoped these strange new doctrines were true and could be proven by the Bible!

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St Paul Preaching in Athens (Raphael, 1515) Wikipedia US public domain

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TODAY’S ITCHING-EARS CONDITION

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But the Bible prophesy’s of a coming day: a tragic day in which the churches and denominations, etc., will become a spiritual pillar of salt…

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Listen… “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” 2nd Timothy 4:3, 4

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And if you have ever tried to change a church-member’s mind, then you realize that they are unable to hear you! They are solidified! They have been fully indoctrinated into their false gospel! They won’t even take the time to re-examine what they believe, with an open mind!

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Oh yes, they may study just enough in hopes of finding some seemingly conflicting passage. This way, they can then entirely reject that new teaching!

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But that’s not what true Bereans are about!

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Mrs. Lot looks back at Sodom by Raphael for www.wikigallery.com public domain

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GOOD NEWS!

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Now the very Good News is, that we have come to the day in which God is calling us out of the “City of Confusion”.

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

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Yes, just as it says… “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. Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD’S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.” Jeremiah 51:6, 7

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Yes, just as it says, we must flee out of the midst of Babylon, lest we be, “cut off in her iniquity!” We must, “deliver every man his soul”!

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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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DON’T LOOK BACK!

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Dear Soul, if any man has ears to hear, then there is hope for that individual! This above call to flee out of Babylon, is a warning to flee from the apostate churches.

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But don’t look back! “Remember Lot’s wife!”

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Don’t look back at all those fun potlucks, weddings, picnics, sports games, and social parties, dances, excursions!

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Don’t look back at those alluring women singing their sensual-voiced, so-called, “praise” songs!

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Don’t look back at all those syrupy-sweet sermons, which encourage going after worldly pleasures and proud pursuits!

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Don’t look back at all those funny jokes and entertaining stories by all those charismatic speakers!

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Don’t look back at all those titillating and exotic prophecy seminars!

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Don’t look back at all your friends and relatives who refuse to flee to the holy mountain of God!

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Lot Flees Sodom – www.christianimagesource.com

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.Two Turtledoves (Sagittarius)

“But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity. All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water. They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads. They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold (supposed morality) shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD:” Ezekiel 7:16-19.

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To read Part 3, click here…JULY 10th (Flee To The Mountain! Part 3: “Remember Lot’s Wife!”)

 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to flee from all the unwholesome influences. Bless my family too! Teach us to hide ourselves under the shadow of Thy wings…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “How To Be Hidden in the Day of Wrath” or you can also read… “Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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TWO TURTLE-DOVES CONSTELLATION

LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION

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This constellation appears in early spring in the south. It moves from east to west during the night and slowly moves to the western horizon by fall. It is commonly known as Sagittarius. (The three stars at the top of the 2nd Turtle-dove are not shown in some Sagittarius Star-charts, but are in others.)

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Sagittarius Constellation star-chart from a wikipedia. Editor of this site has sketched in the Turtle-Doves. Star-chart is under Share-alike license

 

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GOD’S LAST CALL

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So these Two Turtle-Doves are a sign of witnessing to a lost and dying world. And it may just be that these Two Turtle-Doves are a sign of God’s last message to the world!

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Yes, the Bible says… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” Luke 21:25-27.

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And so, if these signs are a fulfillment of Luke’s prophecy, then these Two Turtle-Doves are a symbol of God’s last message of mercy to this world!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… What Is The Meaning of the Two Turtle-Doves Constellation?

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TOMORROW:

JUNE 29 (Valley Of Decision, Now! Part 4: Eye of the Storm)

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

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