Daily Devotional, Year 3 – July 20 (Thy Will IS Done in Earth! Part 3: “Coping With An Infinite God”)

By admin On December 27th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – July 20

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Thy Will IS Done in Earth! Part 3: “Coping With An Infinite God”

CLICK HERE TO READ PART 1… “May 11th (Thy Will IS Done in Earth!)”

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Have you seen that daily comic strip which sometimes features a cartoonish looking “God”, standing on a cloud, looking down at planet earth through a telescope?

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Pretty funny.

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Well, actually, maybe not so funny!

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Because in reality, that’s how a lot of people actually envision God: a detached, less-than-infinite-being, who merely monitors the daily comings-and-goings of Planet Earth!

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A DETACHED GOD?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NGC7293_(2004).jpgWell, does God indeed have a giant telescope through which He looks down at this faraway planet to monitor the comings and goings of Mankind?

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Well, there are many people who seem to think He does!

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In other words, most people have a very dim conception of God, as though He’s a “hands off” God, who pretty much allows Mankind to “do our own thing”, as the saying goes.

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But is that how the Bible portrays God?

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MANKIND NOT IN CHARGE

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Well actually, the Bible presents a very different portrait of God from the one whom the world acknowledges.

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First, listen to this verse from Jeremiah…“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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Now this verse removes the idea that Man is in charge of his daily routine.

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WHO’S IN CHARGE HERE?

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Listen to this next passage for the answer…“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

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So here is revealed the incredible and unnerving truth which very few people understand, nor would even want to understand: that even though a human’s heart seeks after its own lusts and desires, it is God who is the Divine Overseer and Guide of that man’s daily footsteps!

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GOD, THE GREAT ORCHESTRATOR

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In other words, when we go through our day, we are not the ones who are in ultimate control of what we do.

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Oh yes, we choose to do our own selfish deeds.

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But it is God who orchestrates our daily actions, intertwining them with the daily actions of every other human being on the planet!

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“GOD WORKS ALL THINGS TOGETHER FOR GOOD!”

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Now, this is quite a bold and incredible statement to make!

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But does the Bible have any other confirmation that this is true?

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Yes, the Bible confirms this truth.

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Listen…“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

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So here is one more affirmation that God is in complete control!

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GOD IN COMPLETE CONTROL!

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But why even bring all this to light? After all, there are a number of similar devotionals on this website.

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Well, perhaps the point that needs to be made is this: nothing which happens in the world, is taking God by surprise! Nothing!

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What we need to understand is the following statement: “Great is our Lord, and of great power: His understanding is infinite.” Psalms 147:56

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God is infinite!

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“HIS UNDERSTANDING IS INFINITE!”

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Yes, we have an infinite God! And the Bible even goes further by saying, “Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure:” Isaiah 46:9, 10http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

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There is nothing in this world that God did not know about from the beginning! His understanding is infinite! he is the great orchestrator. Oh yes, we choose our sins.

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But it is God who orchestrates the entire human race on a daily, hourly and even a moment-by-moment basis!

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GOD LIMITS EVIL

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Now this should give us great comfort! Because as we look around at this crazy, topsy-turvy world today, it seems as if things are completely out of control!

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But the fact is, even the Devil must get permission from God to perform his evil in the world…“Surely the wrath of man shall praise Thee (God): the remainder of wrath shalt Thou restrain.” Psalm 76:10

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So here we have another confirmation that God is in full control of the goings on in this world! Satan is very limited in what he can do. In His infinite love, God only allows that which is for His own glory. No more. No less.

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GOOD NEWS!

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Now here is the Good News. That we can go through our each and every day https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_100326-N-4774B-066_Chaplain_Lt._Jason_Gregory_reads_bible_verses_on_the_weather_deck_aboard_the_guided-missile_cruiser_USS_Bunker_Hill_(CG_52).jpgwith complete confidence that our great and merciful God is in full and complete control over all events, both great and small…“Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” Matthew 10:29, 30

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Here is another of God’s, “great and precious promises”, which we each need to incorporate into our daily consciousness! (2nd Peter 1:4)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to fully grasp this concept of giving thanks in both the good as well as the bad things that happen. Help me to understand that nothing can happen to me, either good or bad, unless You, O Lord have allowed it to happen…for my ultimate good…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… November 23 (Planet Earth, Devil’s Island, Part 14: “Planet Earth: The True Globe Theater!” CONTINUED), or you can also read… May 11th (Thy Will Is Done in Earth!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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GRASPING FOR SCEPTER AND A CROWN…

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This page however just deals with the Woman travailing in child-birth. When she is in labor, she appears to reach out her hand southward to grasp a The Cross/Scepter, which is coming from the South, out of an ark-like box. There also is a Crown of 12 Stars (13 counting a star in the center). But the Crown (the Corona Borealis Constellation) is not yet on her head. The crown is to the south of her. So she is grasping for the Cross/Scepter. She doesn’t yet wear the crown. This reminds us of that well-known passage in Philippians which states…

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“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13, 14

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And also another verse of the apostle Paul… “Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:8. So this woman with child is grasping, either for that Cross/Scepter, or perhaps that crown, or both. This is such an incredible scenario in the heavens! But this is a very complex concept. Because this headless woman-with-child, which turns upside down in winter to become the “Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12”; and combine this with that Crown and that Cross/Scepter, of which she appears to be grasping for in summer, and these various aspects present a great portion of what the Bible is about.

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SKETCH WITH JOSHUA TREES…The above sketch are the Summer Constellations .as they appear when in the western half of the night sky. The box-like constellation is the The Ark of the Covenant (AKASagittarius Constellation) is in the south. To the right is both the Flower of the Field Constellation and above the flower is The Cross/Scepter Constellation. Further to the north is the Crown of Revelation Twelve (AKA Corona Borealis ) and the star, Arcturus . Farthest to the north is the Woman of Revelation 12 part one (Woman in Travail) (AKA Ursa Major). Of course, in this sketch is the desert with several Joshua Tress and some mesas, and a few other plants.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Woman of Revelation 12 (Woman in Travail)”

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TOMORROW:

July 21 (David’s Secret Strength: Prayer! Part 3: “Soaking In The Psalms!”)

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

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