Daily Devotional, Year 2 – OCTOBER 26 (Flee To The Mountain, Part 8: Dwelling With The Devouring Fire!)

By admin On December 4th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – OCTOBER 26

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Flee To The Mountain, Part 8: “Dwelling With The Devouring Fire!”

To read Part 1, click here… May 30th (Flee To The Mountain!)

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“The sinners in Zion are afraid;

fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites.

Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire?

Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? 

He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly;

he that despiseth the gain of oppressions,

that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes,

that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood,

and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; 

He shall dwell on high:

his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks:

bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. 

Thine eyes shall see the king in His beauty:

they shall behold the land that is very far off.”

Isaiah 33:14-17

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There are many in Christendom who are under the delusion that merely claiming the name of Jesus is their key to Heaven.

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And while Salvation is the free gift of God, the evidence of the indwelling of the Spirit of Holiness, is a life of ever-increasing holiness…

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Listen…“For they (our earthly fathers) verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but He (God) for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness.” Hebrews 12:10

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And so, here is seen the line of demarcation between, “him that serves God and him that serves Him not!” Malachi 3:18

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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HEARTS KNIT TOGETHER WITH THE WORLD

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The vast majority of those who profess to serve God are not actively and wholeheartedly engaging in the purification of their heart. Their heart is still knitted together with the world.

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Listen to Scripture… “Who among us shall dwell with the Devouring Fire? who among us shall dwell with Everlasting Burnings? He that walks righteously… that stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from seeing evil” Isaiah 33:14, 15.

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Notice it says here that only those who stop their ears from the hearing of blood, and the seeing of evil, will dwell with the Devouring Fire (God). Sounds a lot like the nightly news, doesn’t it?

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TV – ABC-Good Morning America – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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DAILY PARTAKING OF THE WORLD

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To sit and watch evil and to hear blood (violence) on a daily basis, will most certainly have a deleterious effect on the Soul and a quenching of the Holy Spirit. This above verse tells us just who will stand in the Day of Judgment: those who shut their eyes from seeing evil, and their ears from hearing violence.

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As children of God, we don’t want to dwell on crime and violence… “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true…honest…just…pure…lovely…of good report..virtuous…praise-worthy, think on these things!” Philippians 4:8.

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PICTURE: thy word have i hid in my heart

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HEAVENLY VIRTUES OR FLESHLY DESIRES?

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Yes, as children of God, we don’t want to dwell on crime and violence. But rather, as Paul exhorts us… Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true… honest… just… pure… lovely… of good report.. virtuous… praise-worthy, think on these things!” Philippians 4:8.

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Does television fulfill this Bible verse? Of course not! Just the opposite! Television, to a great extent, extols the works of the flesh: lust, greed, selfishness, anger, pride, revenge, arrogance, sarcasm, comedy, faithlessness, blasphemy, insolence, indifference, and a host of similar works of the flesh.

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A FORM OF GODLINESS

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And yet, television quite often dresses up these fleshly qualities with some nice-sounding music, some colorful lights, charismatic actors, and a sympathetic story-line. And so, like never before in history, Satan can now make sin appear very desirable, even good and incredibly interesting! 

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Television, The Babysitter From Hell – Public Domain

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A WHOLE-HEARTED DEVOTION

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And so, the bottom line to all this is, are we willing to set our earthly desires aside, andhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%22However_pressing_his_duties_STM2-c_James_Lee_Frazer_always_finds_time_to_read_a_few_chapters_from_his_Bible_each_day._I_-_NARA_-_520675.jpg fully devote ourselves to the renewing of our mind, and the transformation of our life, into the image and likeness of Christ? 

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Listen to Paul…“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, 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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Here is another passage which exhorts us to come up higher in our service and devotion to God.

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However pressing his duties STM2-c James Lee Frazer always finds time to read a few chapters from his Bible each day. I – NARA – 520675 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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 A SPIRITUAL LIFE

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Oh yes, we still have the responsibility to work and provide for the needs and comfort of our family. But by prayerfully keeping our mind fixed on Jesus and His Word, the purification process can continue all through our day. Whether at work, or at recreation with our family, or while walking or lying down, our prayers, our meditation on His Word can be silently and secretly ascending up to the heavenly throne-room!

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This is the easy yoke which the Lord wants us to wear. And through the indwelling of His Spirit, these light burdens become our greatest joy!

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Family – Children’s Playground, – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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TO READ PART 9, CLICK HERE…NOVEMBER 19 (Flee To The Mountain, Part 9: “Stay Thou Not On The Plain!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me that wonderful gift of becoming a wholehearted disciple, living the rest of my life for Thy glory…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“April 4th (Apostle Paul’s Fun & Recreation)”, or you can also read this shorter article…“April 27th (How Do I Become Holy?”

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE HOLY GHOST RIDER CONSTELLATION

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This newest Signs Of Heaven Constellation (Fall, 2013) is by far the faintest of constellations, but is a very incredible and awesome one in a number of ways (which this article will explain).

.Holy-Ghost-Rider in the Western night-sky

It is primarily comprised of the Camelopardalis Constellation (head and upper back), plus about 5 stars from the Cassiopeia Constellation (his leg), plus some random stars. It appears as an outline of a rider. Only the back of his head is detailed. And his back and the back of his legs are also detailed. Both sides of his arm are visible, and his hand is gripping the horses mane, and that is detailed by three stars (which are also part of the horse’s mane). The rider is in a position vaguely similar to a race-horse jockey. The two brightest stars in this constellation, are from the Cassiopeia Constellation, and are part of his leg. All the rest of the stars are very faint, and must be viewed on a very starry night.

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Since this constellation has just been revealed, there may be more to this constellation in the coming months. But if you can locate the Goodly Horse in Battle Constellation, then you shouldn’t have too much trouble locating this Rider Constellation, provided you have excellent star-watching conditions. 

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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…

OCTOBER 27 (Thou Art Weighed in the Balances! Part 2: “Thou Hypocrite!”)

 

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO JEREMIAH STUDY

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YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. 

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THIS IS STUDY #664 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

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