Daily Devotional, Year 2 – MARCH 5 (God’s Prophetic Curve-ball)

By admin On December 28th, 2014

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – MARCH 5

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God’s Prophetic Curve-ball

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Baseball lore has it that the curveball was invented in the early 1870s by Candy Cummings (it is debatable).https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Phonney_Martin_1870.jpg

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An early demonstration of the “skewball” or curveball occurred at the Capitoline Grounds in Brooklyn in August, 1870 by Fred Goldsmith.

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In 1869, a reporter for the New York Clipper described Phonney Martin as an “extremely hard pitcher to hit for the ball never comes in a straight line‚ but in a tantalizing curve.” If the observation is true, this would pre-date Cummings and Goldsmith.

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Phonney Martin – 1870 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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GOD’S CURVEBALL

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Well, baseball historians may be in doubt as to just who first invented the Curveball.

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But the Bible tells of One, who long-before Phonney Martin, threw a mean Curveball!

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Yes, the Lord Himself threw a Curveball to the theologians in the time of Jesus ministry!

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You see, the theologians of that day considered Jesus to be a fraud, because they knew He was from Galilee. And so, the leaders of the people concluded… “for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.” John 7:52.

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And so, even though they made this conclusion, they did not realize that Jesus was actually born in Bethlehem!

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

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“THE LORD SHALL HAVE THEM IN DERISION”

Psalm 2:4

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Well, God certainly threw them a Curveball, didn’t He?

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And, even though we have this little historical account from the Bible, of how it is so easy to misinterpret Bible prophecy, you would think that we would learn a lesson, and not repeat this mistake!

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But the sad fact is, there are many Bible prophecy teachers today, who are making the very same mistake! So many teachers today have concocted our own Bible prophecy charts, and attempt to make our own particular time-line Bible prophecy chart into an infallible guide as to just how the last-day event will transpire!

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And we get so dogmatic about all this! You will often hear someone say, “Well, this cannot be happening, because this other thing has to happen first!”

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Bible prophecy chart – Wikipedia – Public Domain in US

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ACCORDING TO WHOSE CHART?

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Yes, we teachers today are so dogmatic about our interpretations!

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You will often hear someone say, “My Bible chart says that things cannot happen the way you are saying!”

Bible prophecy chart - Wikipedia - US Public Domain

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The problem is, one has to assume that his own interpretation is correct! And so, it is by his own interpretation that things must happen this way or that way!

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For instance, there are many who now say… “Well, the Antichrist has not yet come, because the Church must be literally removed from the earth, via the Pre-Tribulation Rapture, prior to the Antichrist being revealed!”

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And so, these respected teachers deceive the people, whether knowingly or unknowingly!

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In the first place, the Bible never says that God’s people will be literally removed from the earth, via the so-called Pre-Tribulation Rapture! As a matter of fact, the name, “Rapture” is never even used in Scripture!

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This entire idea is purely a theologian-contrived theory!

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Bible prophecy chart – Wikipedia – Public Domain in US

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MANY ANTICHRISTS!

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In the second place, the notion that the Antichrist Beast will be a single individual human being is merely somebody’s interpretation, based on the verse which refers to the “man of sin”.

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But what these well-meaning theologians do not consider is, that Isaiah, Chapter 14 refers to Lucifer in the following way… “is this the man?” (Isaiah 14:16)

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So when the Bible refers to a future individual as “the man of sin”, it could very well be referring to Satan, who Isaiah refers to as, “the man”!

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RIGHT UNDER OUR NOSES!

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And so, Bible prophecy may be happening “right under our noses”, as the saying goes; and all because we are placing our confidence in Man.

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But the Bible warns us…  “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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We cannot say that God didn’t warn us! We have plenty of Bible warnings against placing our trust and confidence in our Church leaders!

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And yet, because they usually have the biggest microphones, the greater part of the Church is listening to these dogmatic Bible teachers!

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And they refuse to re-examine these Man-contrived interpretations of just how last day events will transpire!

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YE MAY BE HID IN THAT DAY!

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What is the remedy for all this?

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And is there is any Good News to be gleaned?

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Yes, the Bible says… “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, this above verse presents the correct attitude we must have in these last moments of earth’s history: meekness and righteousness! God’s people must seek after the spirit of meekness. We should rid ourselves of all self-confidence! We must be as teachable as a little child!

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Because if we continue to be stiff-necked and hard-hearted, we will find ourselves being swept away in the coming whirlwind!

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THAT DAY IS UPON THE PROUD

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“…pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I (the Lord) hate.” Proverbs 8:13

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God hates a proud heart! He purposely throws us a Curve-ball, so often, so that we learn to never trust our own thinking!

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God purposely unfolds Bible prophecy different than our preconceived ideas, to remove all pride and arrogance!

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Listen… “Enter into the Rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of His majesty. The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low.” Isaiah 2:10-12

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So here it says that the Day of the LORD will be specifically designed to bring down all the foolish pride of men!

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And this is why it is so critically important for us to begin to cast off all foolishly dogmatic thinking, and become like little children!

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PREPARE FOR WAR!

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“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day,” Ephesians 6:13

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And anyway, it is not important that we know how every little thing will come down!

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Our only duty is to prepare ourselves for that day!

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And the Bible is literally overflowing with counsel about how we are to prepare!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Let me not be deceived by all the conflicting theories out there in the world! But let me simply get myself all armored up in readiness for the Evil Day, spoken of in Ephesians Chapter 6…

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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…” June 24th (The War Nobody Prepared For!)”

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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GLORIOUS CROWN CONSTELLATION… 

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& THE REVELATION 12 WOMAN

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Let us meet our first host: The Glorious Crown of Revelation 12 Constellation!corona borealis

.Corona Borealis Wikipedia Taken from software Perseus

This Glorious Crown Constellation looks like a wreath at first glance. It has 7 stars, plus another star in the middle. This Glorious Crown Constellation is commonly referred to as the Corona Borealis Constellation. This wreath reminds us of the victory wreath given to athletes who won races in the ancienthttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lorbeerkranz_Zypern_rem.jpgcultures. This was spoken of by Paul as he compared those ancient races to the race that Christians must run…  “Know you all not, that they which run in a race run all, but one receives the prize? So run, that you all may obtain.” 1st Corinthians 9:24 (see also Hebrews 12:1) 

“A CROWN OF 12 STARS UPON HER HEAD” …

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But upon a closer examination if you have access to a very dark sky out in the country; if you watch this wreath, you will eventually see 5 more very faint stars, making a total of 12 stars, plus that single star in the middle. This wreath now becomes a crown of 12 stars. This goes along with Revelation 12, which tells of a crown of 12 stars upon the head of the Virtuous Woman of Revelation 12.

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Just listen to Revelation… “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman…and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:” Rev. 12:1.

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But this crown is not yet upon the head of the Virtuous Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation (also known as Ursa Major). It is just above her head, as if she has yet to attain it. Of course, the 13th star in the middle would represent Christ (Who is our true Crown of our rejoicing). Ok, so we have a picture of Christ and His twelve tribes of Israel. But also we have a picture of Christ and His twelve apostles, which is a picture of His Church. So this heavenly crown is a multi-faceted concept.

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ABOVE STAR-CHART – Summer Constellations w/ark (aka: Sagittarius) & Revelation 12 Woman (aka: Ursa Major, including The Big Dipper) – www.theheavensdeclare.net

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”?”

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TOMORROW…

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