Daily Devotional, Year 3 – January 27 (It’s A Rosie The Riveter World, Part 3: “How To Live By Faith”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – January 27

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It’s A Rosie The Riveter World, Part 3: “How To Live By Faith”

To read Part 1, go here…Today’s Devotional-November 6th (Rosie the Riveter Christianity)

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It’s a Rosie-The-Riveter world! Well isn’t it? It’s an “I Can Do It!” world. Well don’t you believe it?

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OK, so that’s a bold statement. But just look around at this world!

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From cradle-to-grave, we are taught that we must depend upon our own strength to get things done! And we are told we must depend upon our own intellect to solve our problems!

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Yes, this is truly a Rosie-The-Riveter world in which the people attempt to live by their own strength and intellect, instead of trusting in God’s strength and His infinite intellect!

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We Can Do It! Rosie the Riveter wikipedia public domain

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EVE, THE ORIGINAL ROSIE

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:We_Can_Do_It!.jpgAnd it’s been a Rosie-The-Riveter world for a very long time!

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Eve Tizian wikipedia-pub-dom

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Even in the Garden, when the Tempter enticed the woman, it was concerning the issue of her wanting to be like God.

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She didn’t want to trust in God.

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Instead, she merely wanted to do things under her own strength and intellect.

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Yes, in a very real sense, Eve was the very first Rosie-the-Riveter!

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Eve Tizian wikipedia-pub-dom

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CALLED OUT FROM THE WORLD

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But God has called out a people to Himself.

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And an integral part of being a child of God, is to live by faith!

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Yes, Christians have been called out of this faithless world, and given the commission to become “Ambassadors For Christ”, presenting to all onlookers, an example of Christlike love, purity, and FAITH.

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

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WHAT IS FAITH?

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But many new Christians today, are asking the question…“Just what is biblical faith? And how do I live by biblical faith? And where do I begin, to live by such a faith?”

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Well, if a person would go to just about any pastor, and ask the question, “What is faith”, that pastor would direct him or her to Hebrews, Chapter 11.

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That chapter has been aptly nick-named, “The Hall of Faith”, simply because it is filled with various examples of Bible characters who lived by faith.

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Chaplain reads Bible – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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A ONE-SENTENCE DEFINITION

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And this Hall-of-Faith Chapter 11 begins by making the simple definition of faith…“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1

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Here is a concise, one-sentence definition of faith: to take hold of the things we know that God wants to give us, even before we actually receive them!

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This is faith!

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But the next 39 verses go on to mention the different individual acts of saving-faith which were exercised by some of the most notable characters found in Scripture: Abraham, Moses, Samson, as well as many others.

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Schnorr von Carolsfeld – 1860 – Abram counts stars – Wikipedia – Public Dom.

Moses Breaks Tables of The Law – G. Dore – Wikipedia – US Public Domain 

G. Dore – Death Of Samson – courtesy Creationism.org – Public Domain

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THE POWER OF ASSOCIATIONS

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Now one of the great stumbling blocks that so often makes it difficult to live by faith, is that Satan has so completely immersed us in this faithless world to the point that our spiritual sensibilities have been greatly blunted!

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Listen to Habakkuk’s description of our undone spiritual condition… “Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.” Habakkuk 1:4

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Here it is discovered that Satan greatly destroys our Christian virtues by merely encompassing us by unbelievers on every side. Because he fully understands just what a powerful influence our daily associations can be!

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“QUENCH NOT THE SPIRIT”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lunch_Break_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1124457.jpg

1st Thessalonians 5:19

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Listen again…“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 1st Corinthians 15:33

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Here again, God reveals the powerful influence of our daily associations. Yes, by carelessness in associations, Christians can actually quench the Holy Fire that burns within the soul! And before long they unknowingly begin to devolve into the same faithless ways of the world! 

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Lunch Break – Wikimedia Commons – Share-alike License

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GOOD NEWS: IT’S STILL THE DAY OF SALVATION

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But the Good News is, that it is still the day of Salvation!

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And we can begin to cry out for His Spirit of faith to burn brightly in our soul.

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And we can cease from our preoccupation with this faithless world, replacing it with the day-and-night contemplation of God’s Word’s of faith.

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And little-by-little, our faith will miraculously grow, as we increase from faith-to-faith!  

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TO READ PART 4, GO HERE…February 6 (It’s A Rosie-The-Riveter World, Part 4: “Without Me, Ye Can Do Nothing!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the faith that trusts in your strength, and not in my strength. Give me the faith of Jesus! Mold me and make me into Thy likeness…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… May 3rd (True Bullet-Proof Faith!) or you can also read… May 2nd (Faith That Overcomes!)

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Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!.

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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GLORIOUS CROWN CONSTELLATION…

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& THE REVELATION 12 WOMAN

(Click here to read more!)

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This Glorious Crown Constellation looks like a wreath at first glance. It has 7 stars, plus another star in the middle. This Glorious Crown Constellation is commonly referred to as the Corona Borealis Constellation. This wreath reminds us of the victory wreath given to athletes who won races in theCorona Borealis Wikipedia Taken from software Perseus ancient http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lorbeerkranz_Zypern_rem.jpgcultures. This was spoken of by Paul as he compared those ancient races to the race that Christians must run… “Know you all not, that they which run in a race run all, but one receives the prize? So run, that you all may obtain.” 1st Corinthians 9:24 (see also Hebrews 12:1)

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“A CROWN UPON HER HEAD” …

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But upon a closer examination if you have access to a very dark sky out in the country; if you watch this wreath, you will eventually see 5 more very faint stars, making a total of 12 stars, plus that single star in the middle. This wreath now becomes a crown of 12 stars. This goes along with Revelation 12, which tells of a crown of 12 stars upon the head of the Virtuous Woman of Revelation 12.summer w/ark & woman

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Just listen to Revelation… “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman…and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:” Revelation 12:1.

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But this crown is not yet upon the head of the Virtuous Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation (also known as Ursa Major). It is just above her head, as if she has yet to attain it. Of course, the 13th star in the middle would represent Christ (Who is our true Crown of our rejoicing). Ok, so we have a picture of Christ and His twelve tribes of Israel. But also we have a picture of Christ and His twelve apostles, which is a picture of His Church. So this heavenly crown is a multi-faceted concept.

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“CROWN LAID UP FOR ME”

2nd Timothy 4:8

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But as far as this article is concerned, the concept to remember is that this Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) appears to be grassummer constellations with doves & womanping for this 12-star crown. It represents the prize which God has promised to all who finally overcome the world.

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Listen… “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His throne.” Revelation 3:21

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And so, with this in mind, one can see that there’s a prize to win: a glorious crown!

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Laurel Wreath, Wikipedia

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TO READ PART 4, GO HERE…Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 6 (It’s A Rosie-The-Riveter World, Part 4: “Without Me, Ye Can Do Nothing!”)

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”?”

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TOMORROW:

Daily Devotional, Year 3 – January 28 (The Evil-Eyed Pharisee Scorner, Part 4: “Anger Rests In…Fools”)

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