Daily Devotional, year 2 – NOVEMBER 21 (Noble Bereans, Part 6: Re-thinking Harold Camping On Allegories!

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – NOVEMBER 21 

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Noble Bereans, Part 6: “Re-thinking Harold Camping Regarding Allegories”

To read part 1, click here…“September 2nd (Noble Bereans?)”

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

So, in this little series, the subject of those noble Bereans has been introduced. And today, it is still worthy of a little more exploration, concerning another area of concern.

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Let’s look at the key Bible passage… “And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming there, went into the synagogue of the Jews. These 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 17:10, 11

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

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AN OPEN-MINDED SPIRIT IN BEREA

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OK, so these in Berea were more noble, because they: 1. Received the Word with all readiness of mind. 2. And searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

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And so, these Bereans were ready to receive new teachings, which no doubt, conflicted with the supposed, “orthodox” teachings of that day.

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So there was an open-mindedness which permeated their hearts, and a willingness to search the Scriptures daily, in hopes that these seemingly new teachings were indeed true!

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A FAILED PREDICTION?

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A few years ago, a certain radio Bible teacher made the seemingly failed prehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Harold_Camping.jpgdiction that May 21st, 2011 would be the last day of earth’s existence, because of the long-promised return of Christ in the clouds of glory.

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And of course, when that 24 hour day came and went, the world began throwing verbal stones at Harold Camping.

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But in reality, nothing failed!

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No, nothing in Camping’s prediction failed! But God purposely allowed this tarrying-time to awaken His sleeping saints, to prepare them to stand in the Day of the Lord!

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Harold Camping – Wikipedia – copyrighted, not for free use

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DISCOVERED MANY ALLEGORIES

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One great aspect to Camping’s  50 years of teachings, was how he had discoverhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpged so many of the deep allegories of so many Bible verses. Yes, the Bible is filled with allegorical stories.

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And though they were true historical events, yet God orchestrated them in such a way, that they reveal deep spiritual truths.

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And those who are wise will want to investigate Camping’s many Bible studies, in hopes of learning more and more about the Bible’s true, “hidden manna”, veiled in allegories!

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AN ERA OF UNBELIEF

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Sadly, we live in an age in which the modern-day theological community has been greatly dwarfed in their thinking by their false and unbiblical hermeneutic.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:La_Bible,_Notre-Dame_du_Taur,_septembre_2011.jpg

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Yes, Satan has crept in unawares with this totally unbiblical hermeneutic which demands that Scripture must be interpreted literally as far as possible.

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THE BIBLE, A SPIRITUAL BOOK

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But the Bible commands us to do just the opposite!

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Listen…“Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holyhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bible_paper.jpg Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 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 yet carnally-minded, scoff at others who see the many spiritual allegories which only make the entire Bible relevant and applicable to the Church today!

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Yes, because the Bible is a spiritual book, it is literally teeming with prophetic allegories concerning the Church in these last moments of time. 

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SPIRIT OF TRUTH or SPIRIT OF ERROR

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But the problem is, that those who are yet carnally-minded, are sensual, not having the Spirit of Holiness.

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And so they cannot discern many of the allegories within the pages of Scripture, nor do they even want to!

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But the spirit controlling them is, “the spirit of the world”: the, “spirit of error”!

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Listen…“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.” 1st Corinthians 2:12

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Yes, as these devotionals repeatedly proclaim, there are two spirits in the world, and you are either of one spirit or the other!

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THE SPIRIT OF SLUMBER PREVAILS TODAY

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It is so sad that the Christian community is so close-minded.

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But God has given them the spirit of deep slumber…“According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear; unto this day.” Romans 11:18

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Yes, just as in the days of Jesus, when contending with the closed-minded leaders of ancient Israel, so too, the same unbelief and hardness of heart exists among God’s teachers today!  

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LISTEN AND LEARN

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But for those who desire to discover more and more of the vast treasure trove of the precious gems of truth hidden within the allegories and parables in God’s Word, they will eagerly listen to the many years of wonderful Bible studies conducted by that master-theologian, Harold Camping!

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And armed with all the knowledge of the many hidden meanings veiled within the pages of Scripture, these “Noble Bereans” can begin to understand much more of what God is trying to tell us.

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However pressing his duties, James Lee Frazer always finds time to read a few chapters from his Bible each day. I – NARA – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“THEY WHICH LEAD THEE CAUSE THEE TO ERR”

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So the challenge goes out to any professing Christian to prove that he (or she) is truly a Noble Berean, and stop letting others dictate to him what he must believe and must nothttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nicaea_icon.jpg believe…

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Listen…“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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Yes, as it reveals in the above verse, it is the leaders who mislead God’s people!

 

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All a truth-seeker has to do is to begin the painless process of listening to a 25 minute Bible study each morning, and test and see for one’s own self!

 

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THE READER IS ENCOURAGED TO LISTEN TO THIS 20 MINUTE AUDIO BIBLE STUDY ON JEREMIAH, CHAPTER 8, CONCERNING THE ALLEGORICAL NATURE OF THE BIBLE, CONDUCTED BY HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO, STUDY #188…

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TO READ PART 7, CLICK HERE…Daily Devotional, year 2 – NOVEMBER 30 (Noble Bereans, Part 7: Re-thinking Harold Camping Regarding the Bible)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be an open-minded seeker of truth, even if it means giving up a very highly regarded Church opinion! Let me be willing to investigate any seemingly new teaching if it appears to have some biblical validity…

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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…JUNE 13 (Why The World Didn’t End on May 21, 2011)

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THE END

.Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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BIBLE VERSES PICTURED IN THE HEAVENS

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“With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy streets: he shall slay thy people by the sword, and thy strong garrisons shall go down to the ground.” Ezekiel 26:12

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Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation

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THIS STAR-CHART: This is a Wikipedia star-chart, in which this site’s editor has sketched in these three constellation (without the Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation). Notice how the right front hoof is trampling on the tail of the Dragon. Also notice his eye is a star.It’s best seen when in the western half of the sky. It is found in mid-sky traveling from east to west. In January, it is in the west after midnight. As winter progresses, it can be seen earlier and earlier in the evening. a dark sky with good star-visibility is best, but not absolutely necessary to see this constellation. It is found on the opposite side of the Dragon Constellation from Orion. And as already stated, this Goodly Horse Constellation can be seen best in mid-winter when it is in the western side of the sky, and you are looking at it while you are facing west. The nose and head of this horse is partly made from the Perseus Constellation. The tail and rear end is partly of the Cassiopeia ConstellationThe hind-leg is made partly of stars from the Andromeda Constellation.

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THIS HOLY-GHOST-RIDER

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winter Constellations in the east

winter Constellations in the east

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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.

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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. Hence, this constellation is perhaps the most faint of all the constellations of Signs Of Heaven!

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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:

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NOVEMBER 22 (Revelation 7: The Four Winds)

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THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF BIBLE STUDYhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

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You are invited and encouraged to listen to this 50+ minute audio Bible study on the basic principles of how to properly study the Bible. This audio study is conducted by the late Harold Camping of Family Radio…

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