Daily Devotional, Year 2 – SEPTEMBER 8 (Flee To The Mountain! Part 4: Fiddling While Rome Burns!)

By admin On September 30th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – SEPTEMBER 8

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Flee To The Mountain! Part 4: Fiddling While Rome Burns!

TO READ PART 1, CLICK HERE… “May 30th (Flee To The Mountains!)”

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“And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that He said, ‘Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.'” Genesis 19:17

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Lot Flees Sodom – www.christianimagesource.com

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This above verse from Genesis is the command and warning from God to Lot: Lot being the nephew of faithful Abraham.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Genesis19-17.jpg

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Yes, God was going to destroy Sodom and its surrounding cities! Because, Sodom had spurned God’s warnings, it had reached its day of the fierce judgment of Almighty God!

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And Lot, and his family had unknowingly moved to that wicked city, merely for the sake of convenience and prosperity! But Lot came to despise the wickedness of city life!

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Picture – Lot Escapes Sodom – www.thebiblerevival.com offers free Bible clipart – Public Domain.

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STUCK IN SODOM

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But by now, Lot was stuck there! His family, no doubt, learned to love the pleasures and conveniences which that opulent city afforded them. And they grew insensitive to the prevailing wickedness of that city!

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Their consciences became blunted by the daily association with sin, as is written… “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 1st Corinthians 15:33.

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The Sodomites are smitten with blindness – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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DON’T LOOK BACK!

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But then came the night when Lot was told to flee for his life…“And it came to pass, when they (the two men from God) had brought them forth abroad, that He said, ‘Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.'” Genesis 19:17

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And so, Lot took his family and fled. But of course, as we all know, Lot’s wife looked back at her beloved city and turned to a pillar of salt.

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Mrs. Lot Flees Sodom, turns to salt – www.christianimagesource.com

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FIDDLING WHILE ROME BURNED

Nero sings and plays while Rome Burns - Wikimedia -US Public Domain

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Let’s change subjects for a moment.

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Have you ever heard the expression, “Nero fiddled while Rome burned”?

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PICTURE: Nero sings and plays while Rome Burns – Wikimedia -US Public Domain

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CHRISTIANS BLAMED

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Well, it’s debatable whether or not Nero actually did sing and play his harp while Rome burned. But history surmises that Nero himself could very well have been responsible for Rome’s Great Fire of 66 A.D.

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But one thing is for sure! That rascal, Nero, put the blame for starting that Great Fire upon the Christian community, resulting in the persecution of Christians in that city!

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Nero blames Christians for Rome’s Great Fire – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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But how does the story of Lot fleeing from Sodom relate to Nero fiddling while Rome burned? And how can we Christians relate these two separate events to our current-day crisis?

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Question Mark – at a loss – Wikimedia – Share-alike license

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TOO MANY FIDDLERS TODAY!

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Nero sings and plays while Rome Burns - Wikimedia -US Public DomainWell, just as with so many things in this world, this startling story of Nero playing and singing while his great city burned also can be compared to our current-day situation.

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Jesus said to His very own professed people…“O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?” Matthew 16:3

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In this above verse, Jesus is scolding His people because they could not discern the very promised visitation by the Son of God! In essence, one might say that we Christians are like Nero, because we too are “fiddling while Rome (this world) is burning!”

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Yes, as we see the horrendous events around the globe, it should awaken us to the fact that God has now just begun to pour out His judgments upon the earth!

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O.T. PROPHECIES FOR US TODAY!

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Nero sings and plays while Rome Burns - Wikimedia -US Public Domain

Now isn’t it true that when we read of all the faithless deeds of God’s professed people, we roll our eyes at their spiritual blindness…“How could they be so blind!?”, we say.

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But the fact is, those words of Jesus were for us today, having been, “written for our admonition, upon who the ends of the world are come” 1st Corinthians 10:11

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CHRISTIANS SEEKING WORLD’S CARES & PLEASURES

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If ever there was a time to, “flee from the wrath to come”, it is now! But instead, we Christians are, “eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage”, buying and selling, planting and building, as if, “tomorrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant!” Matthew 24:37 & Luke 17:28 & Isaiah 56:12

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James 5:5 speaks of this adulterous generation, saying…“Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.”

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WORLD-WIDE MIND-CONTROL

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Yes, in a day in which Christians should be watching and praying, the Enemy of Soulshttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Texting_closeup.jpg has really brought Christians under a heavy yoke of bondage with television, and high-tech devices! Not only do the incredibly high monthly cost of these devices rob the cause of God, but they are indoctrinating Christians and their children into this Antichrist world-system!

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Girl Texting – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 2.0

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SCHOOLS: INDOCTRINATION CENTERS

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And Christian schools are so expensive that most Christians mhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Every_day.jpgust send their children to public schools which totally indoctrinate their children into godless philosophies and licentious lifestyles!

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And this is like, “sending a lamb to the slaughter”, as the saying goes!

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Yes, in a day when Satan is causing the world to conform to the image of the Beast (this Antichrist world-system), we play right into Satan’s hand by giving over our little lambs to have their minds conformed to his image, by those atheistic government schools!

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And by so-doing, it is almost guaranteed they will come out as God-hating, Bible-hating atheists and maybe even gender-confused, too!

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sheep – Lambs to the slaughter – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

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IGNORING CHURCH FOUNDERS

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Nero sings and plays while Rome Burns - Wikimedia -US Public Domain

Our churches have mingled the purity of the Gospel with the beggarly elementshttp://lavistachurchofchrist.org/Pictures/The%20Early%20Church%20Artwork/target8.html of the world. And yet, we read of the early Church in the Book of Acts, and for some reason, we do not realize that those godly men were the example for us to follow!

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Christians return from hearing a sermon about the fearful nearness of Christ’s Return, only to once again begin eating and drinking and partaking of the world as we turn on the big game and waste precious hours which should have been devoted to prayer, Bible study/contemplation, and other spiritual activities.

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Paul Shipwrecked – Acts 27:41-44 – www.lavistachurchofchrist.org – Public Domain

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TIME & MONEY WASTED WHILE CHRISTIANS MURDERED

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Yes, in the very frightful hour when we see our world “burning”, as evil armies kill and torture and purge out Christians from their Middle-East nations, we spend countless hours on our smart phones, chatting and whiling-away the hours of our day!

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ISIL – Execution of man – September 2014 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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BEAUTIFYING HOMES WHILE MULTITUDES STARVE

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Yes, in a day when half of the world is starving for the bread of life, we spend thousands of dollars to beautify our homes to keep them looking up-to-date in the latest fashion!

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Starving little girl – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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FIDDLING WHILE CHRISTIANS PERSECUTED

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Nero sings and plays while Rome Burns - Wikimedia -US Public Domain

Instead of using our time for prayer and family worship, and for stuhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shiite_Muslims_executed_by_ISIS.pngdy, and for contemplation of the Word of Christ, we fill up our schedules with hobbies and sports and clubs and parties, and many other worldly pleasures and pursuits.

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And we do all these in the very day when we see the Devil slaughtering multitudes all around the world!

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ISIS murder – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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STORING TREASURE ON EARTH INSTEAD OF IN HEAVEN

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Instead of using our finances to further the Gospel, we invest our money in earthly banks, so that we can go on expensive vacations and maintain and continue on in our current opulent lifestyle well into our “sunset years”!

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And by so-doing, we ignore Christ’s pleadings…“(Little children) Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approaches, neither moth corrupts. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Luke 12:33, 34

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FIDDLING WHILE SIGNS ARE ALL AROUND US

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Nero sings and plays while Rome Burns - Wikimedia -US Public Domain

We love to share with others that all the signs of the Lord’s Return are now showing up everywhere.

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But then, just like the citizens of Sodom, just prior to its destruction, we continue to eat and drink and plant and build, and marry, and give our children in marriage, as if this world is just going to continue on for another 1,000 years!

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PS Krøyer – Hip hip hurra! Kunstnerfest på Skagen – 1888 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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GOOD NEWS!

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Nero sings and plays while Rome Burns - Wikimedia -US Public Domain

Now the very Good News is, that we have come to the day in which God is calling us out of the, “City of Confusion”.

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Constellation- Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains Mark 13:14

 

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Yes, just as it says… “Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD’S vengeance; He will render unto her a recompense. Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD’S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.” Jeremiah 51:6, 7

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Yes, just as it says, we must flee out of the midst of Babylon, lest we be, “cut off in her iniquity!” We must, “deliver every man his soul”!

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ABOVE PICTURE – winter Constellations – Woman of Revelation 12 (Ursa Major) flees to the mountains – Mark 13:14 – Dragon comprised of Hyades, Pleiades, etc…Valley of Decision mountain comprised of Cassiopeia, etc… (This is not a star-chart, but merely a concept picture since this mountain is not in this position, but is actually in the fall months)

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DON’T LOOK BACK!

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Nero sings and plays while Rome Burns - Wikimedia -US Public Domain

Dear Reader, if any man has ears to hear, then there is hope for that individual! This above call to flee out of Babylon, is a warning to flee from the Sodomitish worldly apostate churches. But don’t look back! “Remember Lot’s wife!”http://christianimagesource.com/lot_bible_g114-lot_bible__image_2_p440.html

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Don’t look back at all those fun potlucks, weddings, picnics, sports games, and social parties!

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Don’t look back at those alluring women singing their sensual-voiced, so-called, “praise” songs!

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Don’t look back at all those syrupy-sweet sermons, which encourage going after worldly pleasures and proud pursuits!

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Don’t look back at all those funny jokes and entertaining stories by all those charismatic speakers!

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Don’t look back at all those titillating exotic prophecy seminars which depend on history books, newspapers, and time-charts, instead of merely comparing scripture with scripture, trying to see the Gospel of Christ between every line!

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Don’t look back at all your friends and relatives who refuse to flee to the mountain!

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Mrs. Lot Flees Sodom, turns to salt – www.christianimagesource.com

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.Two Turtledoves (Sagittarius)

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“But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity. All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water. They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads. They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD:” Ezekiel 7:16-19

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TO READ PART 5, CLICK HERE…SEPTEMBER 9 (Flee To The Mountain! Part 5: Get Your Son-Glasses On!)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to flee to the holy mountain of God. Let me not begin to lie down in this enchanted ground world…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “How To Be Hidden in the Day of Wrath” or you can also read… “Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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TWO TURTLE-DOVES CONSTELLATION

LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION

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This constellation appears in early spring in the south. It moves from east to west during the night and slowly moves to the western horizon by fall. It is commonly known as Sagittarius. (The three stars at the top of the 2nd Turtle-dove are not shown in some Sagittarius Star-charts, but are in others.)

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Sagittarius Constellation star-chart from a wikipedia. Editor of this site has sketched in the Turtle-Doves. Star-chart is under Share-alike license

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GOD’S LAST CALL

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So these Two Turtle-Doves are a sign of witnessing to a lost and dying world. And it may just be that these Two Turtle-Doves are a sign of God’s last message to the world!

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Yes, the Bible says… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” Luke 21:25-27.

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And so, if these signs are a fulfillment of Luke’s prophecy, then these Two Turtle-Doves are a symbol of God’s last message of mercy to this world!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… What Is The Meaning of the Two Turtle-Doves Constellation?

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TOMORROW:

SEPTEMBER 9 (Flee To The Mountain! Part 5: Get Your Son-Glasses On!)

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