Daily Devotional, Year 3 – January 1 (The Eternity Game! Part 2)

By admin On February 27th, 2016

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – January 1 

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The Eternity Game! Part 2 

To read Part 1, click here…December 31st (The Eternity Game!)

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Have you noticed that none of the futuristic movies portray a bright outlook for the future for this world? Well, perhaps it’s hard to be optimistic about the future, when one surveys the current world landscape!

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One might say, “It’s getting almost too depressing to look at the daily headlines!” All around the world, the state of affairs is becoming so utterly hopeless! It must be getting too difficult for the people of the world to look out and see all the horrible things happening, no matter which way we look!

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Thousands dying daily of killer viruses!

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False religions wanting to kill, “infidels”!

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Schools now beginning to encourage anti-God philosophies and perverted lifestyles to students!

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Government spending itself into financial suicide!

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Businesses being over-regulated into self-destruction!

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Mass Genocide being committed on the unborn!

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The marriage institute in a state of shambles!

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Churches preaching a prosperity-driven gospel!

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Dawn of the Dead – Wikipedia – Copyrighted – Fair-Use Rationale

V for Merdeka flash mob protest on New Year’s Eve – Wikimedia – share-alike license.

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THAT WHICH IS WANTING CANNOT BE NUMBERED!

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And isn’t it remarkable, that no matter how many hospitals we build, and how many medicines we invent, the more sick people there are?

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And the more laws we enact, the more lawless our world gets?

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And the more humanitarian projects we implement, the more human suffering there is?

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And the nicer and more generous we are to the world, the more we are hated?

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

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THE WORLD PERISHES!

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Yes, the outlook for this present world looks very dismal, to say the least! Things just seem to get more hopeless with each and every passing day!

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Now the Bible says… “Where there is no vision, the people perish:” Proverbs 29:18

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Yes, Where there is no vision, the people perish! But it’s hard to have a vision of happy things, when everything around us seems to be going down the proverbial, “tubes”! Yes, this world’s drama seems to be racing to its, “final curtain call!”

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Global Warning – Christ Coming by Julian Osley – Wikimedia – Share Alike License

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“LOOK UP & LIFT UP YOUR HEADS!”

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But the Bible tells us…“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” Luke 21:28

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If ever there was a time when it is imperative to look up, it is now! This sad old world is racing to its final fiery deluge! The signs of the times are literally everywhere!

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And so, like never before we need to take our eyes off this doomed planet and refocus on Heaven’s glories!

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Starry Night at La Silla – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

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NO MORE SUFFERING!

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Yes, the New Heaven and New earth will no doubt be a place in which those of us who suffered here will enter into a Paradise in which suffering no longer exists! And our past suffering will all be forgotten!

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River of Water of Life – H. Melville – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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GLORIOUS REST!

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“and His rest shall be glorious.” Isaiah 11:10 

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And those who spent night-after-night, year-after-year in torturous sleeplessness, will find the sweet Rest in that land to be so wonderful and blissful!

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Job (oil on canvas) by Bonnat, Leon Joseph Florentin (1833-1922) – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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A BRAND-NEW BODY!

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And those who lost a limb, or teeth, or became disfigured, or just got old and wrinkled, will rejoice in their brand new glorified spiritual body which will never wear out!

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And in that Promised Land, we will be forever young!

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Woman praying – Heinrich Seufferheld – 1893 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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GREATLY ADORED!

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And those who were lonely, rejected or forsaken here, will delight to find themselves loved as a long-lost son or daughter is greatly loved!

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Weeping Woman – Van Gogh – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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NO MORE TORMENTORS!

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And those who were abused, bullied, mocked, scorned, and even tormented, will not be able to find even one of those abusers or even one of those bullies, or one of those mockers or scorners in that Land! All those tormentors will simply be, nowhere to be found!

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

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THE REAL BILLIONAIRES!

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And those who gave up the riches and glories of this world, and instead, lived in frugally here for the sake of following Jesus, will delight themselves in the eternal heavenly riches which will be lavished upon them in the world-to-come!

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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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NO MORE HEAVY BURDENS!

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And those who were weighed down under the heavy burdens of this life will rejoice to discover that everlasting life will be a brand new adventure each and every morning!

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Prayer – Anna Blunden – For Only One Short Hour – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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THE LAME WILL DANCE!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Munch_Det_Syke_Barn_1896.jpg

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And those who were once lame or bed-fast will jump, skip, and kick and, “grow up as calves of the stall!”

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Munch Det Syke Barn – 1896 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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A DREAM LIFE

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And those who failed to find some little piece of Heaven down here on earth, will delight to find that God prepared for them that dream-cottage nestled by a peaceful river!

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John Constable – The Hay Wain Cottage – Wikipedia – US public domain

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SEE OUR CHILDREN ONCE AGAIN!https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Creator:Frederick_Cayley_Robinson&action=edit&redlink=1

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And those who prayed and pleaded for their dying children will rejoice to meet them once again! 

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Orphan on Mother’s Grave – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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AN ENDLESS LIFE THERE!http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ThomasCole-Pilgrim_Cross_End.jpg

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And those who died at an early age (and we all die at an early age) will realize that a supposedly long life in this sin-cursed earth is meaningless; only the endless life that Salvation brings has any true meaning!

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GET A VISION OF ETERNITY!

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And so, O Pilgrim of the Cross, there is much to contemplate regarding the world to come!

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And maybe what we all need to do, is to spend more serious time, just trying to imagine how this will be, and catch a vision of all that awaits us, when we finally cross that river!

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Yes, that’s it! Let’s continue to imagine what eternity future will be like!

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 The Pilgrim’s Progress – by Byam Shaw – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to catch a vision of good things to come…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Flower of Heaven Constellation”, 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LET’S CATCH A VISION OF THE PROMISED LAND!

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“Where there is no vision, the people perish” Proverbs 29:18

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In the beginning, God placed our first parents in a beautiful garden. But as a result of sin, this world lost much of its beauty. The curse has marred, to a great extent, the pristine condition of nature.

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There are perhaps many, who are under the impression, that God’s redeemed will spend all eternity sitting on a puffy little cloud, strumming a harp. Nothing could be further from the truth! “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth:” Revelation 21:1

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Do we really imagine that the same God who created that incredible garden for our first parents, would then put us through all this sorrow and hardships, only to stick us in some boring situation, for eternity? Such people don’t know God nearly well enough.

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The beauty and innocent joys of this present world, are just a faint reflection of what awaits all those who persevere on the upward pathway to that Celestial City of God.

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LET’S CATCH A VISION OF THAT PROMISED LAND

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So Signs Of Heaven encourages the reader to begin to get a vision of the New Heaven and New Earth, and begin to get excited about it. When we hear the cry of a new-born baby, or the innocent laughter of little children. When we see a little forest creature having fun, or we enjoy a walk along the sand at the ocean, and hear the majestic roar of the crashing waves. These, and the many other joys of life were created by the One who has also gone to prepare an even more beautiful place for us to live. He knows our needs, and will provide a home, far more wonderful than this sin-cursed Earth.

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And when we finally cross that river, and we stand together on the shores of that world-to-come, we will look in amazement at what He has in store for us there. And then we will know for certain, that, His mercy endures forever”, because, “God is love”!

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TOMORROW:

January 2 (This Vanity Fair Dream-Machine! Part 2: It’s A Disneyland World!)

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