Daily Devotional, Year 2 – NOVEMBER 22 (Revelation 7: The Four Winds)

By admin On January 7th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – NOVEMBER 22

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Revelation 7: “The Four Winds”

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Hide Thyself in thy Chambers - Inspired by Tornado-Over-Kansas by John Curry

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“And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.” Revelation 7:1-3

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Hide Thyself in thy Chambers- inspired by Tornado Over Kansas by Curry

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This above signature passage speaks of the time when the four winds will be let loose, just after God’s servants are sealed in their foreheads.

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So just what are these four winds which were to be let loose after the servants of God were to be sealed in their foreheads?

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“EVERY WIND OF DOCTRINE”

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Listen to Paul’s letter to the Ephesians… “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;” Ephesians 4:13, 14

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Now here we see that the winds represent, “every wind of doctrine”. And combining this with the, “four winds”, spoken of in Revelation 7, it becomes apparent that the four winds symbolize all the various false gospels and ideologies which come at us from every direction.

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Hide Thyself in thy Chambers- inspired by Tornado Over Kansas by Curry

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WINDS NOW BLOWING?

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Now at this point someone will stand up and shout, “Well that’s already happening today! False gospels and various ideologies are indeed blowing in the winds, from every direction!”

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And certainly it is hard to argue with that statement! Yes, false gospels abound in today’s church-world!

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And likewise, the church has also embraced atheistic psychology, giving it a religious bent.

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And certainly, our western societies are literally teeming with various ideologies and philosophies! This present-day world is a veritable cyclonic hurricane or tsunami of ideologies, philosophies and false gospels!

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And so, just how are we to understand this verse from Revelation, concerning the four angels standing at the four quarters of the earth, and holding back the four winds until the servants of God are sealed in their foreheads?

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VALLEY OF DRY BONES

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Well, let’s look at Ezekiel 37 for a moment… “Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army. Then He said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel.” Ezekiel 37:9-11

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Now here we have one of the most notable and dramatic chapters in the Bible. And in this above passage, This son of man was commanded to prophesy to the winds… “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.” And after this was done, the many bones in this valley of dry bones came together and lived. And this was a symbolic picture of the whole house of Israel.

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Ezekiel’s Vision of the Valley of Dry Bones – Gustave Dore – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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THE CHURCH: THE COMMONWEALTH of  ISRAEL

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But how does this apply to the Church in these last days? After all, the Church, made up of both Jew and Gentile, is now considered the whole house of Israel.

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This website has a number of articles which make that abundantly clear!

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THE END OF THE CHURCH ERA

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Well, first of all, let’s spend a moment looking at the current condition of God’s people today…

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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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Here, Paul foretold of the day in which the Church would be overrun by look-alike false teachings which would appeal to the carnal heart. And this website has article after article highlighting the many abominations which have entered into every quarter of today’s church-world!

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Even the so-called conservative portion of the church-world has gone after its own version of the prosperity-driven gospels! The so-called “Entreprunerial Spirit”, as well as sensual music, sensual leaders, false doctrines (such as “eternal torment”, and the so-called “Pre-Tribulation Rapture”, being just two of those totally false doctrines.)

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But all these many abominations can easily be searched out and proven by merely going through the many articles on these two websites (Signs Of Heaven.org, and Devouringfire.com).

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So how does all this relate to these verses concerning the four winds and the sealing of God’s servants in their forehead?

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WISE VIRGINS

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Well, to put it briefly, it is those who have been hiding God’s Word in their foreheads (in their hearts), that are the ones who are to be sealed.  These are the, “wise virgins”, spoken of in Matthew 25. And even though they were caught sleeping at the call to go forth to meet the Bridegroom, they nevertheless were faithful, howbeit to a low degree. (They were lulled to sleep by Satan, via false brethren bringing in false, “peace-n-safety” doctrines.)

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Brooklyn Museum – The Wise Virgins – James Tissot – Wikimedia – public domain

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THE VALLEY OF DRY BONES

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And so, these wise virgins are the valley of dry bones, which are prophesied of, to be resurrected in these last moments of earth’s history. They are the whole house of Israel! They are the twelve tribes! And even though they are made of both Jew and Gentile, they are indeed considered, as James puts it…“the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad” James 1:1. And from reading the Book of James, it is obvious that he is writing to the Church, which he refers to as the, “Twelve Tribes.”

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And so, in these last days, the “son of man”, represented by the prophet, Ezekiel, will prophesy, causing the whole house of Israel, both Jew and Gentile, to come to life, to stand as God’s army.

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Ezekiel, the Prophet – G. Dore – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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DETAILS ARE YET UNKNOWN

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Now just exactly how all this will play out, nobody knows for sure, except Heaven itself.

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But it will play out! Make no mistake about that! And God’s people will come from the four winds, from every quarter and from every false gospel and ideology which has held them in apostasy and spiritual bondage, and they will awaken to go forth to meet the Bridegroom!

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Five Wise Virgins – Matt 25 – www.thebiblerevival.com – Public Domain

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“REDEEMING THE TIME”

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And for those of us who have been derelict and apostate in the past, we must use ohttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgur remaining time, hiding God’s Word in our hearts. There is no time left to dilly-dally. We need to get down to business.

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And even those who have not fully embraced this message, cannot deny that it is high time to get busy, busy, busy, hiding God’s Word in our hearts, and repenting of our world-loving ways!

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So we all have our work cut out for us, do we not? Therefore, we need to prostrate ourselves before our sin-hating God (as the Book of Joel commands), and plead for His cleansing of our defiled hearts, and separating us from all ungodliness, perfecting holiness, in the fear of the Lord!

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“BE AFFLICTED & MOURN & WEEP!”

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Listen to the prescription for spiritual healing found in the Book of James…“Ye http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_198722/William-Brassey-Hole/The-sorrow-of-king-Davidadulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God…Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.” James 4:4, 8-10

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This above passage from James goes out to all the twelve tribes, scattered abroad. And this above passage, when truly heeded, will bring all the Sons of God together, from the four winds, from every direction, to stand together spiritually as God’s army, in these last days.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Cleanse me of my Laodicean lukewarmness, and cause me to become vigilant and sober. Help me prepare myself to stand in the evil day, now coming upon the world…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“May 12th (Come Out of Her, My People?)”, or you can also read this article…JANUARY 9 (The Time of Trouble! Part 1: Armageddon In The Sky!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE NARROW GATE STARS

Revelation 12 Woman & Orion's Gate & Wide Gate

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This can even be observed into June in the western sky (for a short time just after dark). While a dark night is best for seeing the Woman Constellation, the 4 stars which comprise the Narrow Gate/Wide Gate Stars can be seen even under mediocre conditions. It begins with the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation (AKA Ursa Major) going towards these two doors.

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The sketch to left shows, the two doors are each composed of two bright stars. The two bright stars that comprise the Narrow Gate are the two brightest stars of the Orion the Reaper’s sickle. The two stars that comprise the ‘Wide Gate’ Stars are the two brightest stars of the wave of water that comes out of the Dragon Constellation’s mouth (for explanation of “Wave of Water”, just click here). The stars that make up the ‘Narrow Gate’ are about half the width of the Wide Gate (see sketch to left).

Revelation 12 Woman chooses Narrow Way

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(For more information on Orion’s sickle, just click here,“Orion The Reaper”.)

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Editor’s note: These sketches on this page are merely sketches. The stars are not in their exact place. However, they are close enough to find them in the night sky. But as with most stars, it takes persistence to finally locate them.

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WIDE & NARROW GATES IN THE HEAVENS

Revelation 12 Woman chooses Narrow Way

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As the opening verse says, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13-14 

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So what are these two gates all about? And how can I choose the right door? Well, just read this article and these questions and more will be answered.

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But before we explore these questions, let’s take a look at why these two sets of stars represent these two biblical gates.

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This sketch, while not 100% accurate, gives a fair portrayal of how this constellation group appears at winter’s end and even into June, when above the western horizon.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)

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TOMORROW…

NOVEMBER 23 (Who Is The Rich Young Ruler?)

 

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This is a small 30 minute sampling of Mr. Camping’s nearly 50 year long series of 90 minute nightly talk shows…

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