Daily Devotional, Year 3 – July 2 (Strong Delusion In Scripture, Part 8: “The 7 Stars of Revelation: the Church?”)

By admin On December 14th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – July 2

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Strong Delusion In Scripture, Part 8: “The 7 Stars of Revelation: the Church?”

To read part 1, go here…Daily Devotional, Year 2 – April 27 (Strong Delusion in Scripture)

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“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion,

that they should believe a lie:

That they all might be damned who believed not the truth,

but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

2nd Thessalonians 2:11, 12

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpgThose who attempt to interpret the Bible as literally as possible, will undoubtedly, “stumble at the Word”, in many places.

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And the Book of Revelation is no exception!

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Holy Bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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THE FALSE HERMENEUTIC

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The fact is, the leaders of the Church have successfully locked out most church-goers from much of the Bible, via a false, unbiblical hermeneutic, commonly referred to as the “literal grammatical historical interpretation”, which insists on finding only a literal meaning of any scripture unless context demands a spiritual interpretation. (see Isaiah 3:12)

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Of course, this false hermeneutic is found nowhere in Scripture, and is merely the invention of unsanctified human minds (with the help of Satan).

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“I WILL OPEN MY MOUTH IN PARABLES”

Matthew 13:35

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The fact is, Jesus Himself tells us…  “And He (Jesus) said, Unto you it is given to know http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:La_Bible,_Notre-Dame_du_Taur,_septembre_2011.jpgthe mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.” Luke 8:10

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Those who hold to the unbiblical hermeneutic of literal interpretation cannot appreciate what Jesus is saying here in Luke 8:10. Because, they try hard to only find a literal interpretation for any Bible verse, when in fact, many Bible verses are actually spiritual truths, howbeit, veiled in allegories and parables.

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La Bible, Notre-Dame – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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“WOE UNTO YOU, YE BLIND GUIDES!”

Matthew 23:16

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Thus, the vast majority of church-goers are locked out of much of the Bible, including the Book of Revelation, for the simple reason that much of the Bible (including Revelation), has been written in types, shadows, symbols, allegories, and parables.

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REVELATION NOT FOR THE CHURCH!?!

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As a matter of fact, the general consensus in today’s Christendom is that thttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blue_exclamation_mark.svghe last 19 chapters of Revelation is not for the Church! Unbelievable? Yes, very unbelievable!

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The Book of Revelation says of itself…“I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches.” Revelation 22:16

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This above statement by Jesus has been a well-accepted truth for many centuries by the majority of the Church.

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It is only in the last century that theologians began to deny this truth.

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Exclamation Mark – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“CHURCH” NOT SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED

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And one big reason they deny this truth is because they claim that the name, “Church” is not found in chapters 4 through 21. Therefore they conclude that the Church has to be removed from the earth via the so-called “Pre-Tribulation Rapture”, another unbiblical term.

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But the fact is, the Church is found a number of times in those chapters. And yet, for God’s own purposes, Revelation’s references to the Church are veiled in types and symbols, in those chapters.

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REVELATION 12 WOMAN: THE CHURCH

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For instance, in Revelation 12, a woman is focused upon, who gives birth to Christ. But this woman is actually a symbol of the eternal Church, as is written…“But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.” Galatians 4:26

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Here is the plain declaration which God put in the mouth of the Apostle Paul! And that woman of Revelation 12 is this same woman of which Paul refers to in Galatians 4:26…“But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.”

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Notice that Jerusalem above is the “mother of us all”, which includes both Jewish and gentile Believers.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Winter – Revelation 12 Woman with Eagle Wings

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THE 7 STARS = THE 7 ANGELS of THE 7 CHURCHES

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But the Church is also mentioned elsewhere in Revelation. You see, in various chapters of Revelation, God mentions the seven stars, the seven angels of the seven churches…“The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in My right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.” Revelation 1:20

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So here is the revelation that the “seven stars are the angels of the seven churches”.

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So here is revealed that the seven stars actually symbolize the seven angels of the seven churches.

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But this is not the only place in Revelation which speaks of the seven angels.

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ABOVE PICTURE: 7 Stars pouring out bowls of wrath

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THE 7 ANGELS of  THE 7 CHURCHES

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 No, the church is also mentioned elsewhere in Revelation.

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First, we read in Revelation 8:2…“And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.”

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Here is yet another veiled reference to the Church. These seven angels which stand before God are the same seven angels of the seven churches spoken of in Revelation 1:20.

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Tissot – The Seven Trumpets of Jericho – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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7 ANGELS WITH 7 PLAGUES

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But this is not the only place which refers to these seven angels.

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Listen to Revelation 15:1…“And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.”

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Here is a reference to a “sign in heaven, great and marvelous”. And so, this verse brings us back to Revelation 1:20, which reveals…“The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in My right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.” Revelation 1:20

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Do you see the connection between these two verses? One speaks of the seven angels as a great sign in Heaven. The other verse speaks of the seven angels as the seven stars.

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And so, the great sign in heaven is most likely speaking of the seven stars.

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THE 7 ANGELS OF THE 7 CHURCHES

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And so, herein is defined just what these seven angels are all about: they are the seven angels of the seven churches. This is the sign in heaven, great and marvelous!

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Well, this is how the Book of Revelation refers to the Church: in types and symbols.

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7 Stars Constellation as the Cross – winter – signsofheaven.org – not for commercial uses

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GOD CONCEALS TRUTH

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So why doesn’t God just come right out and say these things in plain and simple language?http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8f/Optic_stub.svg/200px-Optic_stub.svg.png

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Well, Proverbs 25:2 tells us…“It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.”

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Yes, as Jesus reveals, the Bible is to a great degree, written in types and symbols and parables. And the reason for this is so that “seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.” Luke 8:10

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Yes, those who lock themselves out of the Book of Revelation do so, because they cannot discern the parables, types, and symbols.

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Magnifying Glass – svg – Wikimedia Commons Share-alike License

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BIBLE PLAINLY REVEALS SALVATION

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Well, the Good News is, that the Bible plainly reveals how a man, woman, or child can begin to discern the parabolic nature of the Bible.

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It is by becoming indwelt by the Spirit of Holiness, that the parables of the Bible can be understood…“But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him.” Revelation 2:27

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And so, this above verse reveals that God Himself, in the personage of the Holy Spirit is the great Revealer of truth! And with the illumination of the Holy Spirit, the Bible student will discover that the entire Book of Revelation is for the Church.

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“I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches.” Revelation 22:16

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 9, GO HERE…July 4 (Strong Delusion In Scripture, Part 9: “The Goodly Horse In Battle: the Church?”)

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THE READER IS ENCOURAGED TO LISTEN TO THIS 20 MINUTE AUDIO BIBLE STUDY ON JEREMIAH, CHAPTER 8, CONCERNING THE ALLEGORICAL NATURE OF THE BIBLE, CONDUCTED BY HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO, STUDY #188…

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to fully understand the true meaning of the Book of Revelation. Let me not be deceived by the strong delusion which is being served up in today’s christian community…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…June 1 (Strong Delusion in Scripture, Part 3, continued: “Deceiving Even The Elect!” Hermeneutic of Literalism) or you can also read…January 24th (The True Message of Revelation!)  or you can also read…DECEMBER 4 (The Pre-Trib Rapture, Part 4: The Last Trumpet)

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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APOCALYPSE NOW!…

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This sketch is of the Summer Constellations, when they are in the western skies. Sagittarius is in the south, and the 7 Stars (Big Dipper) is in the north.

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The purpose of this particular article is to establish what the Bible is speaking about, concerning the Seven Stars Constellation. It is the intent of this article to show that this amazing constellation represents the angels, i.e., God’s people in Seven Churches of Asia found in Revelation Chapters 2 & 3. It is also the purpose of this article to show that this constellation is pointing us also to the Seven Angels with the Seven Bowls of God’s wrath (Revelation, Chapters 15 & 16).

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And also, these 7 stars represents the Seven Angels With The Seven Trumpets (Revelation 8:2, etc.).

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ABOVE STAR-CHART – Summer Constellations – w/Ark & 7 Stars – www.theheavensdeclare.net

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The 7 Stars Constellation

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TOMORROW:

July 3 (Eternal Torment? Part 22: “Ignoring Scripture”)

 

 

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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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THIS STUDY #181 IS PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

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

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