Daily Devotional, Year 3 – May 15 ( Hide Thyself…For A Moment! Part 3: “How To Stay Hidden”)

By admin On September 19th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – May 15

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Hide Thyself…For A Moment! Part 3: “How To Stay Hidden”

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“Come, My people, enter thou into thy chambers,

and shut 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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The above passage from Isaiah stands as solemn command from God to His people for the coming time of trouble before us!

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Listen again to this urgent command…“Come, My people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut 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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No, this passage is not speaking of the so-called “Rapture”. Rather, it is warning us that we must hide ourselves from the soon-coming tempest, in which the Lord is going to punish the world for its wickedness. And God is wanting His people to stay well-hidden during that fearful time-period.

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

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 “When the wicked rise, men hide themselves:!”

Proverbs 28:28

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Now, this website has many articles dealing with hiding ourselves during the coming tempest, and the peace that surpasses all understanding is wonderful in that secret hiding place.

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But the Devil isn’t going to allow us to stay hidden if at all possible. He is going to lure you and I back out if he possibly can!

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“WILD BEASTS”

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Yes, Satan would love very much for God’s people to return from the safe-haven of their hiding place in the Lord, back out into the world!

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But we must be aware that out there in his territory, are wild beasts that want to tear us “limb from limb”. No not literal beasts. But as Paul said…“If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus…” Corinthians 15:32

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Yes, Paul fought with beasts at Ephesus.

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Now, was he speaking of men? Or was he speaking of evil angels? Probably both!

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And maybe he was even referring to his old sinful nature!

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Anger during a protest – by David Shankbone – Wikimedia – Share-alike-License

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“A BACKSLIDER…FILLED WITH HIS OWN WAYS”

Proverbs 14:14

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But those whom Satan lures back out of their secret hiding plachttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianandapollyon.jpge in Christ will no doubt find themselves struggling with old sins!

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They will find themselves suffering the torment of Devils!

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They will be blown about the fierce winds of strife and contention.

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They will suffer intensely under the cruel torment  of Hell!

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Christian and Apollyon – Pilgrim’s Progress – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“A LITTLE SLEEP, A LITTLE SLUMBER”

Proverbs 6:10, 11

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So just how does Satan lure a Believer back out of their secret hiding place?

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Simple! By convincing that Believer to nibble just a little bit of grass on the other side of the fence!

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Maybe he get us to begin watching a little TV.

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Or perhaps some radio show.

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Or that championship ball-game.

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Or some favorite novel.

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BACK IN DANGER

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Whatever your little time of selfish earthly pleasure, Satan knows exactly which buttons to push to get you or me to come out of our hiding place!

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Just one little video game! Just one little TV show.

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That’s all it takes my friend! And before you know it, you or I will wake up to discover that we have completely vacated our secret chambers.

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Satan has completely lured us back into the world!

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And our life will become miserable with sin and torment!

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“NO REST, DAY NOR NIGHT!”

Revelation 14:

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And God will allow the Devil to make us so miserable that when He finally allows us to return to the Most Holy Place of our heart, we will never ever want to come back out ever again!

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As one old radio preacher warned, “God may just beat us within an inch of our life!” Of course, it’s probably not God, but the Devil who gives us the beating! But God allows him to do it, because God wants His people to stay hidden till the storm passes over.

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Christian and Apollyon – Pilgrim’s Progress – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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100% DEVOTION NEEDED

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Now, God does not leave us high-and-dry, as the saying goes. No, but God has given us instructions on how we may stay hidden.

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Listen to God’s admonition, found in Zephaniah 2:3, to His faithful ones…  “Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.”

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Yes, even though we have been faithful in the past, God here warns us to keep diligently seeking after Christ’s righteousness and meekness! This is how we may stay hidden.

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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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GOD WILL KEEP US 

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Listen to Revelation 3:10, 11… “Because thou hast kept the Word of My patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” 

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Here is a similar admonition to Zephaniah 2:3, to God’s people in these last moments. Yes, God will keep His faithful ones from that fearful hour of temptation coming to try the souls of men.

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HOLD FAST!

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But this passage also carries with it a warning…”Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” 

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In other words, we must not get the idea that we can become careless and complacent regarding our sanctification. We must remain watchful and vigilant, ever seeking for a closer daily walk with Jesus!

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We must hold fast to our blessings, and not let them slip out of our hands!

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IMMERSE MYSELF IN HEAVENLY THINGS!

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And so, dear darling soul, let’s plead with God to hide us, and then plead that He willhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg keep us there, “till the indignation is overpast”! Isaiah 26:20, 21.

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Let’s stay in His Word throughout our every day, while at home, or at work, or while at recreation with our family!

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Let’s continue in unceasing prayer.

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And by all means, let’s keep ourselves from leaving the safety of our secret hiding place in the Lord, by allowing Satan to tempt us back out into the world!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to stay hidden in Thy secret Pavilion…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Planet Of “Rest” – Finding “Rest Unto Your Soul” (Part 2, Perfect Peace), or you can also read this…“May 13th (Do One Thing!)”

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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HOLY GHOST-RIDER

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Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation

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 Notice how the right front hoof is trampling on the tail of the Dragon. Also notice his eye is a star. It is best seen when in the western half of the sky. It is found in mid-sky traveling from east to west. In January, it is in the west after midnight. As winter progresses, it can be seen earlier and earlier in the evening. a dark sky with good star-visibility is best, but not absolutely necessary to see this constellation. It is found on the opposite side of the Dragon Constellation from Orion. And as already stated, this Goodly Horse Constellation can be seen best in mid-winter when it is in the western side of the sky, and you are looking at it while you are facing west. The nose and head of this horse is partly made from the Perseus Constellation. The tail and rear end is partly of the Cassiopeia Constellation. The hind-leg is made partly of stars from the Andromeda Constellation.

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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…

May 16 (We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood! Part 3, “Political Correctness: Satan’s Righteousness!”)

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO STUDY IN JEREMIAH 

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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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