Daily Devotional, Year 2 – OCTOBER 10 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 2: If My People…)

By admin On October 30th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – OCTOBER 10

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Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 2: “If My People…!”

To read Part 1, click here…“March 28th (Taking Back This Nation For God!)”

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“If My people, which are called by My name,

shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face,

and turn from their wicked ways;

then will I hear from heaven,

and will forgive their sin,

and will heal their land.”

2nd Chronicles 7:14

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This above verse from Isaiah is a popular Bible verse being currently used in attempt to hopefully regain God’s blessing for this nation…

 

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And in many yards around this nation are signs which cite this verse, in hopes of reminding people of their Christian heritage, and the importance of seeking for a return of God’s blessing on this promiscuous and naughty nation.

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Pray for Our Nation sign – Wikimedia – Share-alike Lic.

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PRAYERS & PROTESTS

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In addition, there have been various prayer vigils and protest marches concerned with the moral and spiritual decadence of this sad society.

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Yes, there has gone out the call to return to God in hopes that this great country might be spared from the obvious decline and ultimate destruction which is almost complete.

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2ND CHRONICLES 7:14, NO SMALL TASK

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But if one looks closely at this popular verse from 2nd Chronicles, it will be discovered that mere prayer vigils and protest marches are not enough to cause the Lord to bless this land.

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What we need to really focus on in this popular verse are the words…“If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways…”

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Yes, in this above verse lies the very reason why God’s judgments are now falling on this country.

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Restoring America’s Honor Prayer Rally Protest March on Washington – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

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Most American people have no intention of fulfilling this above verse, because it would mean that they must, “go and sell that thou hast and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in Heaven, and come and follow Me!”

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These are the words spoken by Jesus to the rich young ruler in Matthew 9:16-26.

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And just as that affluent young man turned away in sadness because of his many possessions, so too, most citizens have no intention of giving up all, to follow Jesus. 

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Rich Young Ruler – Hoffman – Wikimedia Commons – US Public-Domain

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FORSAKING ALL, UNACCEPTABLE!

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Listen to Jesus once again…“whosoever he be of you that forsakes not all that he has, he cannot be My disciple!”

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Wow! What an indictment! “You mean that I must give up everything, in order to become Jesus’ disciple? Well forget that, buddy!”

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This is the sad reality in today’s churches.

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They are filled with parishioners who would love to be the disciples of Jesus, but are unwilling to fulfill this one requirement of forsaking this selfish world, “lock, stock, and barrel”, as the old saying goes.

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OUR CHERISHED IDOLS ARE MANY!

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You see, we who live in this cornucopian super-society have our various little idols that we cling to, and are unwilling to give up.

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For some it may be their ambitious career. For others it may be their sports and hobbies. For still others, it may be their entertainment via television, radio, etc..

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Yes, there are countless indulgences that today’s church-goers are unwilling to part with, that they may truly become a disciple of Jesus: fads and fashions, lavish vacations, social clubs, elaborate homes and gardens and lands, and ranches, and stylish cars, and boats, and motor-homes, and sports, and entertainments, and amusements, all the other earthly mammon that only divides and conquers the heart…

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CHOOSE ONE WORLD, BUT NOT BOTH!

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Listen to Jesus…“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24

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The problem is, that Satan, the god of this world has created this modern society with the express purpose of making it a really fun and interesting place. And then, he lures Christians back into this world to the point that their Christian service and their earthy pursuits begin to compete with each other.

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But God gives us a choice. You can live for this world or you can live for Heaven. But you can’t live for both!

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You will begin to hate one or you will hate the other!

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JESUS CONDEMNED OUR WORLD

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And so, the fact is, that most who call themselves Christians would absolutely hate 2nd Chronicles 7:14, if they really fully understood just all that it entails!

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After all, isn’t that why we put Jesus on the Cross?

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Listen to Jesus…“The world cannot hate you; but Me it hates, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.” John 7:7

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Yes, the world hated Jesus.

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But even His professed people hated Him, for the simple reason, that He condemned this selfish world that we love so much!

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OFFENSE OF THE CROSS REMOVED

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One great reason why so many professing Christians can attend church each week, without conviction of sin, is because today’s churches mostly have watered down the true Gospel to the point that the offense of the Cross has been mostly removed.

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But if the average church-attendee really understood the true Gospel, most all would be ready to burn to the ground, any and all churches who taught the unvarnished and undiluted truth!

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ITCHING-EARS GOSPELS NOW PREACHED

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The following passage foretells of the very day in which we now live…“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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Yes, Satan has filled the pulpits with his so-called, “ministers of righteousness” (see 2nd Corinthians 11:14, 15). And these have mostly removed the teeth from the Gospel, now preaching smooth and non-offensive topics, just as Jeremiah foretold…

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JEREMIAH SPOKE OF OUR DAY

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Listen to Jeremiah…“Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:” Jeremiah 30:10.

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Many sincere but frustrated pastors confess, “If I really preached against sin, Satan and worldliness in today’s churches, I would lose most all my congregation!”

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ALL NATIONS MUST DRINK

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The fact is, that God is giving us the cup of His fury and the wine of His wrath to drink! (see Jeremiah 25:15 onward).

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And all we want is to return to the former times of peace and safety, so that we can resume our seeking after worldly mammon!

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But God is giving us a wake-up call, so to speak.

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And so all this mayhem and all these tragedies will continue until His people awaken from our spiritual drunken stupor!

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REVIVAL BEGINS AT HOME!

 

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And so, for those who wish to crusade against the many atrocities in the world, the very first place to begin one’s crusade is right here in my own heart!

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Yes, the Bible pronounces the human heart as being, “desperately wicked and deceitful above all things!” Jeremiah 17:9

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THE GREATEST OF ALL COMMISSIONS

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And God has given both you and myself the greatest of all commissions, “that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:1, 2

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Now this above passage really says a mouthful, doesn’t it?

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Yes, God has commissioned us to lay down our lives on the altar of service, just as did Paul and John, and Peter, and the others.

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 A PRIVATE AND QUIET PRIESTHOOD

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Oh no, God doesn’t necessarily want us to quit our jobs and sell all our belongings, to become traveling evangelists, like Paul and the others.

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No, but we can pursue our devotion and service to God with the same wholehearted dedication and enthusiasm that those original disciples pursued their devotion and service to God!

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And whether hard at work, or at home enjoying my family, I can use every moment in joyful consecration of my heart, and silent prayer for the salvation of souls!

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TO READ PART 3, CLICK HERE…OCTOBER 24 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 3: A Hedge With A Gate!)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to truly protest the atrocities all around, by dedicating my life and soul to the transforming work of God, allowing Him to come in and burn away the dross from my heart and mold me into Christ’s image. Help me put away my earthly idols and flee from the wrath which is already coming… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Ark of the Covenant Constellation, Pt. 2: How To Enter The Most Holy Place, or you can also read this shorter article…January 3rd (How Do I Become Jesus’ Disciple?)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE NARROW WAY: THE PILGRIM’S PATHWAY

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LOCATION

Winter Constellations in West

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This most amazing phenomenon is seen throughout the winter. Although it can be observed most of the winter, it is seen best when it is the western part of the sky, at winter’s end (The end of winter being the final scene of this heavenly Gospel story). Orion , the Dragon, and the Glorious White Horse are beginning to descend into the western horizon (sketch to right is Winter Constellations descending into western horizon. This can actually be seen as early as December, in the pre-dawn hours).

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And at this point it is apparent that the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation  is veering toward the two bright stars, known as Castor and Pollux (sketch to below left). But the Wide Gate Stars are composed of the two brightest stars of the Auriga Constellation, known as the star, Capella, and the star, Menkalinan. The two stars, Castor and Pollux, make up the concept of the Orion’s Narrow Gate Stars.

Revelation 12 Woman & Orion's Gate & Wide Gate.

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 right).

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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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…

OCTOBER 11 (Nature’s Four Witnesses, Part 2: 5th Witness, Love!)

 

 

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