Daily Devotional, Year 2 – SEPTEMBER 9 (Flee To The Mountain! Part 5: Get Your Son-Glasses On!)

By admin On September 30th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – SEPTEMBER 9

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Flee To The Mountain! Part 5: “Get Your Son-Glasses On!”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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Picture – Lot Escapes Sodom – www.thebiblerevival.com offers free Bible clipart – Public Domain.

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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. 

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

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HISTORY OF SUNGLASSES

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In prehistoric and historic time, Inuit peoples wore flattened walrus ivory “glasses,” looking through narrow slits to block harmful reflected rays of the sun.[3] [4]

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It is said that the Roman emperor Nero liked to watch gladiator fights with emeralds. These, however, appear to have worked rather like mirrors.[5]

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Sunglasses made from flat panes of smoky quartz, which offered no corrective powers but did protect the eyes from glare were used in China in the 12th century or possibly earlier.

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Ancient documents describe the use of such crystal sunglasses by judges in ancient Chinese courts to conceal their facial expressions while questioning witnesses.[6]

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In the 1940’s, Sunglasses became a fashion statement for many people and even many “movie-stars”. And today, sunglasses are a regular part of everyday life, offering protection from harmful sunlight.

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Above information from Wikipedia

Eskimo snowgoggles – Wikipedia – US Govt. Public Domain

Sunglasses – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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Now, as with so many things in this world, there can be discerned a spiritual analogy from sunglasses. Yes, it is not too difficult to make a heavenly connection to our modern-day eye-wear.

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SUNGLASSES & SON-GLASSES

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Of course, the Bible makes the connection between Christ, and the Sun. Countless times in Scripture, our Lord is compared to the Sun.

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But perhaps we might say that when we begin looking at life through the eyes of Jesus, we have in essence, put on our Son-Glasses!

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Jesus The Good Shepherd – Bernhard Plockhorst – 1825-1907 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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EARTH-HUGGERS, US! 

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As we all know, when we were back in the world, we looked at life from a horizontal vantage-point. In other words, we viewed life from a “ground-zero” viewpoint. We judged earthy matters from an earthly point of view. Our focus in life was upon the things of the earth. We were intimately intertwined with the everyday goings on! We were earth-huggers! We were totally caught up in the things of the world! We could not see, nor comprehend our daily matters from a heavenly viewpoint.

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Shoppers in Toronto – Wikimedia – share-alike license

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IN THE HEAVENLIES WITH CHRIST

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But once the grace of God appeared, we were called to come out of the world, and begin a heavenward sojourn. And now, we had received a new heart. Now Jesus had planted the seed of Heaven within our heart! Now we began to look at life from a heavenly vantage point.

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And so you might say that we now put on our Son-Glasses! No longer were we looking at life from a horizontal vantage-point! Now we were sitting with Christ in the heavenlies. Now we were looking at worldly matters from a heavenly viewpoint!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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SATAN TURNS OUR EYES DOWNWARD

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Of course, the “god of this world” would like nothing more than to get us to take off our Son-Glasses! Yes, Satan and his evil angels work around the clock to devise ways in which to trick us into taking our eyes off Heaven and off of Heaven’s Jesus!

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And so, there are many times when we find ourselves once again looking at life from a horizontal vantage-point. And then we once again become intertwined in earthly matters. Once again we begin seeking after earthly pleasures and amusements. Or we begin seeking after things which bolster the pride of life within us! Perhaps we even begin to get into squabbles with fellow employees, fellow Christians, or even family members! Or we begin to become heavily burdened with mundane worries and cares. Or we return to TV watching. We become impatient with our children. We become concerned about politics and social matters. And our Christ-like witness to others begins to wane, and agape love begins to wax cold. Our prayer-life and Bible study/contemplation becomes thin and anemic. Yes, our thoughts become worldly.

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And so, just what is the remedy for all this? How can we once again put on our Son-Glasses, and once again look at life from a vertical heavenly vantage point?

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Question Marks – At a loss – svg – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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JAMES HAS THE PRESCRIPTION…

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Perhaps this passage from James in the New Testament is appropriate for our circumstances…“Ye adulterers 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 http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_198722/William-Brassey-Hole/The-sorrow-of-king-Davidenemy 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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Here in this above passage is found the prescription and remedy for our spiritual blindness. We simply have to return to the Lord in prayer and repentance. We must plead for strength to put on our Son-Glasses once again! We must plead for grace to return to our former position of fellowship with the Lord.

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And as James concludes…“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up (in due season).” And eventually, we will find ourselves once again viewing life’s everyday matters through our Son-Glasses. Once again we will be seeing life from a heavenly vantage-point, instead of from a ground-zero vantage-point!

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And once we have been restored, we will ever-after be more careful to not take off and misplace our Son-Glasses. We will begin to take much better care of them, so as not to lose them ever again!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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To read part 6, click here…SEPTEMBER 17 (Flee To The Mountain! Part 6: Jeremiah’s Cup of Fury!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to lift up my eyes from this world and fix them Heavenward…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…January 19th (Who Wants To Hang Out With Holiness?)or you can also read…“May 27th (Through Jesus’ Eyes!)”

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THE END

Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!.

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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 10 (Chief of Sinners, Part 3: But Dung!)

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