Daily Devotional, Year 2 – June 4 (Cease Ye From Man! Part 3: A Heath in the Desert!)

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – June 4

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Cease Ye From Man! Part 3: “A Heath in the Desert!”

To read Part 1, click here… “August 21st (Cease Ye From Man!)”

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“Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

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For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters…” Jeremiah 17:5-8

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Juniper in Desert – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution

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If a person has ever been in the deserts of the western United States, they can appreciate the various types of junipers, either bushes or trees. These hardy forms of vegetation are among the few plants that can survive in such barren and arid regions.

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Juniper Tree Canyonlands National Park – Wikimedia – GNU Free-Documentation 1.2

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HEATH IN THE WILDERNESS

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And God Himself has chosen to use these often solitary trees and shrubs to present a spiritual concept.

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Listen… Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. For he shall be like the heath (juniper) in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness,Jeremiah 17:5, 6

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Here is presented a person who trusts in people and trusts in the ways of the world, comparing such a one to the lonely junipers which are found in desert places.

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Utah Juniper Juniperus osteosperma – Red Rock Canyon Nevada – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Share-alike License 3.0

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CLINGING TO THE WORLD

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Yes, thttp://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Tree_Canyonlands_National_Park.jpghere are so many within the church-world, who attempt to have a relationship with Christ, while still living according to the course of this faithless and rebellious world.

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But listen… “And they (God’s people) shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of His majesty, when He arises to shake terribly the earth…Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?” Isaiah 2:19, 22

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Here is another passage which agrees with today’s signature passage from Jeremiah 17. And this above passage from Isaiah 2, is connected to the last hours of earth’s history: the very day in which we are now living!

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And so, this concept will obviously be an integral part of these last days and the tribulation which awaits us! And it commands us to “Cease ye from man”.

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Sodom and Gomorrah – by John Martin – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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EVERYTHING PROVIDED

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Andhttp://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Tree_Canyonlands_National_Park.jpg isn’t it true that this high-tech opulent society tries to create a completely man-centered solution for every situation in life?

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Just look around! Practically everything has been provided for us! Our food is all prepared and waiting at the stores. Our clothing has all been manufactured. Our vehicles, our homes, our furniture, our insurance policies, our entertainment, our recreation, our resorts, our children’s education, our clubs, our boundary-lines, and even our houses of worship: everything has been neatly manufactured to specification.

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Very little is left to chance in this modern-day society.

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Oh yes, to a certain degree, we can choose from a number of different styles.

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But we love to trust in our human strength and all our faithless means of getting our own way in the world: our anger, our wrath, our impatience, our greed of gain, our joking & jesting, our human love, and all our other faithless ways in which we push our way through this self-seeking world!

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SATAN STILL NOT HAPPY

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Andhttp://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Tree_Canyonlands_National_Park.jpg you would think that the leaders of society would be happy with all the present-day conformity and orderliness!

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But alas, the unseen forces which have created our super-society are still tirelessly working behind the scenes to bring us into further conformity and totalitarian control! “The noose is being tightened”, so to speak! The walls of societal control are closing in around us, it seems.

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Our freedom of individuality is being taken away right under our noses!

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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FAITH STILL POSSIBLE

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But at present, the Christian can still live out the tenets of the Bible, while existing in this ever-increasing totalitarianism. Yes, we are still able to live by faith in a society which requires little or no faith in the Bible.

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And though the television tells us how should handle the various situations of life, the Bible lays down Heaven’s principles of faith in very different ways!

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And the Christian can use all the modern-day conveniences to our advantage, allowing them to free us up, so that we can spend our extra time studying the Bible and sharing it with others.

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Mall witnessing, Panama City, Panama

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TWO GROUPS IN CHURCH

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And so, in the church-world are two very different camps: those who strive to live by faith, and those who do not! And from all outward appearances, everyone is seemingly worshiping Jesus.

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But the fact is, the Bible tells us that most church-goers are still enamored by this faithless and selfish world. We still try to manipulate life’s circumstances, to attain our desired results!

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And isn’t it true that we still love our proud careers, our costly insurance policies and our leisurely retirement plans! And instead of consulting the Bible for advice, we simply turn on our TV and hear what the world’s spokespeople tell us to do and how to live! Instead of praying for heavenly strength, we rely on our own mind-&-muscle to get us through our day.

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EVERY SECRET REVEALED!

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But the Bible foretells of a Day in which, “God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ”.

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Yes, the Day is just now coming upon us, in which, “Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.” Romans 3:13

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And as these above two verses reveal, there will be a Day in which those who strive to live by faith will be separated and clearly distinguished from those who merely paid lip-service to Jesus, but still secretly loved and lived for this present faithless and selfish world.

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TWO TYPES OF TREES

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And in that Day, there will be two distinct classes of persons: those FAITHLESS ones who will be, like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.” Jeremiah 17:6

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But there will also be those FAITHFUL ones who will be, as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.” Jeremiah 17:8

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TIME TO REPENT!

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But the Good News is that God has mercifully allowed us time to correct our faithless ways. And if we will only begin to flee from the wrath to come, by immersing ourselves in His wonderful Word, and praying for grace to walk in His ways.

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Yes, we can choose what kind of tree we want to be: a scrubby little juniper out in the desert, or that luscious green fruit-bearing tree, planted by rivers of living waters!

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Fruit – Date Palm Tree – Wikimedia – Creative Commons – Share-alike License

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To read Part 4, click here… Daily Devotional, Year 2 – June 5 (Cease Ye From Man! Part 4: A Heath in the Desert! Continued)

 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to study and contemplate Thy Word each day! Give me grace to hide that Word in my heart, so that it becomes a living and active part of my everyday life. Make me like a tree planted by rivers of waters…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Television & The Image That Speaks” or you can also read… January 10th (Why Doesn’t My Christianity Work?)

 

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THE END
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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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MILKY WAY RUNS THRU THIS HOLY-GHOST-RIDER

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Now one thing that is noticeable and makes this constellation even more dramatic, is the fact that the Milky Way runs right through it. And the question that must be asked is, “What biblical implications does this constellation/Milky Way connection have?” Well, very simply put, if stars represent Believers, then this rider works in the world through His True-Worshippers, to a great extent.

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WHY IS THIS CONSTELLATION SO INCOMPLETE IN APPEARANCE

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So why is this constellation merely an outline? Well it does show his back, rear end and leg…and arm. But unlike, say, Orion, this constellation is very vague, even mysterious in appearance. Almost vacant in appearance. Yes this horseman represents Christ. But even more than this, it represents the Holy Spirit of Christ. And as we all know, the Holy Spirit is very, very, un-intrusive, almost impossible to detect His presence.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation”

 

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TOMORROW…

“June 5 (Cease Ye From Man! Part 4: A Heath in the Desert! Continued)”

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