Daily Devotional, Year 2 – SEPTEMBER 22 (All Comfy-cozy In Hell, Part 4: Laboring in the Very Fire!)

By admin On October 15th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – SEPTEMBER 22

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All Comfy-cozy In Hell, Part 4: Laboring in the Very Fire!

To read Part 1, click here… ” March 27th (All Comfy-Cozy in Hell!)”

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When Lucifer left Heaven, he took up residence in this world (after he caused us to disobey the direct command of God.) And being the super-genius that he is, Lucifer began to design this world to become his very own kingdom of selfishness.

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Gustave Dore – Paradise Lost illustration – Lucifer becomes Satan – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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THIS WORLD A BIG LIE !

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Just what is the biggest lie in all world, yea, in all the vast universe?

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Simple! The universe’s biggest lie is just this: This world!

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That’s right! This world is the universe’s biggest Lie! It’s all a big fraud! It’s just a great big scam! This whole big world is as phony as a Hollywood movie set!

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Solstice revolving Earth – Wikipedia – Copyrighted but free to use

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WE MUST EAT AND LIVE HERE

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Now someone will say, “What do you mean by calling this world a big scam?! Ahttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Family_Portrait.jpgfter all, we have to eat and live and try to make the best of it in this world! We have to provide for our family’s needs and comfort and yes, even their happiness!”

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Yes, all of the above statement is true, but only to a certain extent!

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It is true that we are stuck here in this sad old world! And it’s true that we must try to make the best of things down here!

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Family Portrait – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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NOT TO FORGET WHERE WE ARE!

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But as Christians, we must strike a delicate balance in this world. That is, while we must live and eat and work in this present world, we must not forget that this planet has been given over to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGLucifer and his fellow rebels! We must remember that this world has become his kingdom of darkness! Lucifer’s kingdom of selfishness, if you will. We need to keep in mind that all that is in the world, the lusts of the flesh, the lusts of the eyes and the pride of life are not the real thing! It’s all a big counterfeit! It is a big facade! As phony as the proverbial three-dollar bill!

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Simply put, this world is Lucifer’s alternative to God’s government of truth and unselfish love! This world is just the opposite! This world is Lucifer’s government of lies and selfish pursuits! False ideologies, selfish pleasures and ambitious treasures! These are what this world is made of!

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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DEATH & DESTRUCTION!http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Effects_of_the_2004_Indian_Ocean_tsunami_in_Malaysia

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As we look around we see a world in turmoil. People dying all around us. Tragedy is a familiar fiend who lurks in the shadows in every neighborhood in every town and city in every nation around the world, just waiting to strike in some household around the corner.

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Tsunami Aftermath Pictures from bus 13 – Wikimedia – CC license 2.0

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CHRISTIANS NOT TO JOIN WORLDhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NewYearEve2008_TimeSquare.jpg

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Now the people in this lost and tragic world must make the best of it, since they have no alternative, nor any hope.

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But the Christian knows better, or at least we should know better!

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After all, to attempt to find a peaceful and happy life in this very tragic world is kind-of like trying to have a picnic in a forest fire…

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New Year Eve 2008 – TimeSquare – Wikipedia – Creative Commons License 3.0

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LABORING IN THE VERY FIRE!

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Listen to Habakkuk…“Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?” Hurricane Eye - NOAA - US Govt. Public DomainHabakkuk 2:13

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This above verse encapsulates what God’s people attempt to do: to try to get a life, when the world is burning up, so to speak! Yes, as never before, the world is now under the judgment of God! And we are just now drinking of the cup of trembling of God’s fury!

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And so, to try to establish some quaint little life amidst all the death and destruction which has enveloped us is somewhat like trying to get a suntan while in the eye of the storm!

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Hurricane Eye – NOAA – US Govt. Public Domain

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“AS IN A DAY OF SLAUGHTER”companys-coming - revised

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Listen to the New Testament Book of James… “Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.” James 5:5

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This above condemnation by James really rains on our parade, so to speak! Yes, while so many Christians are trying to find their life in this world, James is pointing the accusing finger at our little building projects, isn’t he? After all, James is condemning our pursuit of the pleasures and cares of this world, saying that we have “lived in pleasure on the earth”, and have, “nourished our hearts as in a day of slaughter!”

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“HIDE…UNTIL THE INDIGNATION BE OVERPAST!”

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Well, just what can we do about all this? What are we to do about our trying to find a nice life while God’s judgments are falling all around us, “as in a day of slaughter?”

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The Bible tells us… “Come, My people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shttp://www.muskegonartmuseum.org/collections-gallery/galleryhut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.” Isaiah 26:20, 21

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Here above are the instructions which God now is giving to His people. We must hide ourselves. We must attempt to convert our little corner of the world into a little corner of Heaven. Turning off the ungodly chatter, and replacing it with unceasing prayer and constant Bible contemplation, soft strings of Davidic psalms and celestial choirs. 

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ABOVE PICTURE: Hide Thyself in thy Chambers – inspired by Tornado Over Kansas by Curry

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SILENT AND SECRET PRAYER/BIBLE CONTEMPLATION

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Yes, to silently and secretly pray and contemplate God’s Word, as we labor, as we lay down, as we walk by the way, and as we engage in recreation with our family. These joyful Christian duties are what hiding in our chambers is all about!

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

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CUT LOOSE FROM THIS WORLD!The True Upward Pathway www.signsofheaven.org share-alike license. please credit if copy

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And so, O Stranger & Pilgrim, we must make a decided departure out from this hellish kingdom and begin that upward journey out of this world! And we must let go of anything that is preventing us from making this journey! We must cut away any unnecessary commitments which eat up our time and expend our energy, and begin to make prayer/Bible-contemplation our life’s devotion, throughout our each and every day!

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We have everything to lose, and everything to gain! Eternal life! Eternal love! Eternal joy! Our family’s Salvation! All these and much more are hanging in the balance! All these and much more are dependent upon how we choose to live, this day forward!

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We must not believe the lie! A watchful Christian is a happy Christian! Life becomes a true joy when are truly filled with God’s Spirit!

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STILL A LITTLE TIME!http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

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And though we have all been foolish in the past, God is graciously allowing us time to flee to the Rock and hide ourselves within the pages of the Bible! There are a multitude of precious promises that must be hidden in our hearts if we ever expect to win the race before us

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Holy Bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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WALKING THE UPWARD PATHWAY!

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And if we dwell in God’s Spirit, we dwell in true, agape love! Then http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ABrooklyn_Museum_-_Jesus_Discourses_with_His_Disciples_(J%C3%A9sus_s'entretient_avec_ses_disciples)_-_James_Tissot.jpgwill we dwell in the true light. And we can be busily gathering up the fragments of light beams emanating from all of nature’s beauty, and from the working’s of God, wherever they may be in the world!

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And we will happily allow them to illuminate our pathway as we walk that joyful pathway, following Jesus, as He leads us onward and upward to the Heavenly Promised Land!

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Jesus Discourses with His Disciples – James Tissot – by Brooklyn Museum – by Wikipedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to fully understand just where we are! Let me not be carried away in a Devilish dream, and begin to seek after the things of this world. But fix my eyes Heaven-ward, as I continue up the pathway to Heaven…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Vanity Fair” & The False Prophet, or you can also read this shorter article…January 31st (You Can’t Fix Hell!)

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE ‘FIVE FOOLISH VIRGINS’ STARS

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A new constellation has been revealed, as of about May 29th, 2014. This constellation appears as a serpent (snake). Its body is comprised of stars from the Bootes Constellation, and its jaws are made of the four stars which Babylonians saw as the head of Draco, the Dragon. It also has a small single star for an eye.

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Now in this constellation is a group of five stars, which will be called “The Five Wise, Five Foolish Virgins Stars‘Five Foolish Virgins’ Stars”. These are located on the opposite side of the Glorious Crown of 12 Stars (AKA Corona Borealis), from the ‘Five Wise Virgins’ Stars. But one big difference between the two is, that The Five Wise are curved around the Glorious Crown, while the Five Foolish are curved away from it!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The ‘Five Foolish Virgins’ Stars

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TOMORROW…

SEPTEMBER 23 (Flee To The Mountain! Part 7: (Prosperity-Driven Gospels!)

 

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