Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 7 (It’s A Rosie-The-Riveter World, Part 5: “Without Me, Ye Can Do Nothing!” CONTINUED)

By admin On March 29th, 2016

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THIS IS A CONTINUATION OF YESTERDAY’S DEVOTIONAL (click here) 

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 7

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It’s A Rosie-The-Riveter World, Part 5: “Without Me, Ye Can Do Nothing!” CONTINUED

To read Part 1, go here…November 5th (A Rosie the Riveter World)

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And so, just what can a human do apart from God?http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svg

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And what can a human do apart from the principalities and powers which rule this world?

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

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EVEN RICHES ARE GIVEN BY GOD

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Listen to this next passage… “Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion. Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth,” Ecclesiastes 5:18, 19

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As this above passage alludes, it is God who gives to each man (or woman) his portion of this world. And to some, God has given earthly riches!

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Even the various jobs that each man has, have been provided by the unseen rulers of this world.

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Even the alarm clock that rings in the morning, and the time-clock that gets punched each day, are actually accomplished by the unseen principalities and powers that make this work-a-day world keep operating!

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Palmer – Carpenter – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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THE GOD OF THIS WORLD, VERY BUSY!

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Even Satan, “the god of this world” realizes that he must keep his evil kingdom operational, in order to carry out his evil purposes.

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So he’s also very much involved in the daily operation of this world!

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So we shouldn’t think that it is only God who is always directly involved in the day-by-day performance of humans.

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Satan must do his part too!

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Otherwise the world would fall apart, and its citizens would eventually rebel against their master & commander, Satan, and turn back to God!

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

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WHO ARE THE TRUE MOVERS & SHAKERS?

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So then, as we look around at this world, and at all those so-called, “movers and shakers”, just how much credit actually goes to mere humans?

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Oh, mankind would love to take credit! And they do!

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But in reality, is it not the unseen powers that rule over this world, that really should get the credit?

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Listen… “O LORD, I know that the way of Man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.” Jeremiah 10:23

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Here’s a huge revelation concerning Man’s inability to govern his (or her) own life!

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by G. Dore’ – The Confusion Of Tongues in Babylon – from www.creationism.org-public domain

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GOD HAS MADE THE DUMB, DEAF, SEEING, AND BLIND…AND THE RICH

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Listen to Moses, as he complains to God because of his lack of speaking ability… “And Moses said unto the LORD, O my https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_Tissot_-_A_Woman_of_Ambition.jpgLord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.” Genesis 4:10

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But how does God answer Moses?

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Listen…”And the LORD said unto him (Moses), ‘Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD? Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, 

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and teach thee what thou shalt say.'” Genesis 4:11, 12

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Here, God pulls back the curtain and reveals just who it is that gives humans their strengths and weaknesses.

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Oh yes, Satan is busily giving certain humans their great powers, abilities and riches.

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But God has veto-power over anything that Satan desires to do.

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James Tissot – A Woman of Ambition – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

Homeless woman in Toronto – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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So what can Man take credit for in this world? 

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Absolutely nothing? 

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

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WHO ARE THE TRUE POWER-BROKERS?

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So, considering all these Bible verses which reveal that it is the unseen powers, both good and evil, who are the true rulers over Man?

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Just what can Mankind take credit for?

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Whether it be the much-envied financial wizard, or the great scientist, or the master musician, or the powerful political leader, or the genius inventor, or the great actor, or the celebrated aAdolf Hitler - courtesy of Bundesarchiv Bild-183-2008-0922-500-CC-BY-SA - Wikimedia - Share-alike-licenseuthor, or the imaginative story-teller, or the world-class athlete, it is actually the unseen spiritual powers, both good and evil, who are working behind the scenes to make all these things happen! These are the world’s true power brokers!

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Of course, it is Satan’s desire to cause Mankind to get all the credit. This is an integral part of his warfare against Heaven. The more accomplishments that Mankind takes credit for, the http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Twain1909.jpgmore self-confident we will be! Thus, in our pride, our rebellious hearts will grow even more defiant against Heaven’s government! 

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After all, why should we allow God to be our Lord and Provider if we believe that we that can do it ourselves?

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Why should we turn back to God while we’re doing so well on our own?

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Albert Einstein – 1979 – USSR Stamp – Wikimedia – Public Domain

Beethoven – Wikipedia – Public Domain

Adolf Hitler – courtesy of Bundesarchiv Bild-183-2008-0922-500-CC-BY-SA – Wikimedia – Share-alike-license

Mark Twain – 1909 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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HOW’S IT WORKIN’ FOR US?

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Well, we’ve been a “We Can Do It” world for quite a while now.

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And to use a currently popular saying… “How’s our “We Can Do It” world workin’ out for us?”

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Not so good, is it?

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Just looking around, one might assess the situation as well, perhaps, a total flop!

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Yes, we’ve made a complete mess out of a beautiful world which God originally created to be a blissful paradise!

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We haven’t done so well, have we?

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9/11 World Trade Center attack – New York – by UpsateNYer & Wikipedia – Share-Alike Lic.

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“AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST”

Matthew 11:28

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But the very Good News is, the door is still open to come back to God.

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Listen… “Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

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As this above passage proclaims, Mankind is invited to come back to the Lord.

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God still holds out His “Rest unto your souls”, to any and every one who is tired of trying to be a “I Can Do It!” person.

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GREATER KNOWLEDGE BRINGS GREATER TRUST!

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And yes, as the disciple of Jesus learns more and more about the Bible, he or she will learnhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg to put greater and greater trust in the Lord, to solve the many problems of life.

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And this verse will take on a greater and greater meaning to that Christian… “Be still, and know that I am God:” Psalm 46:10.

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And once that Christian finally puts full trust in God, there will be a peace which surpasses all human understanding, which this “Rosie The Riveter” world cannot know nor understand.

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Holy Bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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Dear Lord, Help me to read and study Thy Word daily, that I may grow to trust in Thee, and no longer in my vain efforts. Give me a trust in Thy “precious promises”…

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READ MORE…

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You can read the following article…NOVEMBER 4 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 4: The God of This World Made Us Do It!), or you can also read…AUGUST 4 (The Devil Made Me Do It!, Part 2: That Other Guy Named Shakespeare!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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PLANET EARTH & FOURTH COMMANDMENT…

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“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shall you labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it you shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.” Exodus 20:8-11

 

The Earth seen from Apollo 17 wikipedia, NASA, public domain

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FOURTH SOLAR SYSTEM MEMBER

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Counting the Sun as the 1st heavenly sphere, the Earth is the 4th heavenly sphere. If we extend our theory (and it’s just a theory) that God created our solar system to correspond to the commandments, then planet Earth would correspond to the 4th Commandment.

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Solar System NASA public domain

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And so, on the very planet that corresponds to the commandment that exalts the idea of “rest” and “peace”, there exists very little peace. And very little rest. Ironic, isn’t it?

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READ MORE… 

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For further exploration of this subject: Planet Of “Rest”-Finding “Rest Unto Your Soul” (Part 2, Perfect Peace)You may also go to Part 3, or Part 4, of this “Planet Of Rest” series.

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TOMORROW:

February 8 (The Whisperer, Part 3: “Dogs Have Compassed Me!”)

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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