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

By admin On December 28th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – July 21

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

To read Part 1, go here…June 15th (David’s Secret Strength: Prayer!)

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“Bible prophecy is all we should be studying!”

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Well, this was certainly a bold statement made by one popular Bible teacher.

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BIBLE PROPHECY ONLY?

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But is this a true statement? Is our entire Christian study-life to be focused on Bible prophecy?http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Question_book_magnify2.svg

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What about the other Books of the Bible?

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What about the epistles of Paul, Peter and James, etc.?

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And what about the Psalms, Job, Proverbs, and the other Old Testament books?

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Are these books no longer important?

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ENTIRE BIBLE IS THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY

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Now this Bible teacher’s statement is partially true. Because the entire Bible is the Spirit of Prophecy, as is written…“for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Revelation 19:10

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As this above verse reveals, the entire Bible is “the testimony of Jesus”, therefore also the “Spirit of prophecy”.

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“ALL SCRIPTURE IS PROFITABLE”

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But that Bible teacher doesn’t realize that all scripture is prophetic. He only acknowledges that some of the Bible is prophetic. Nor does he enhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bible_paper.jpgcourage his followers to read such books as the Psalms or Job, or Romans.

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Listen…“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2nd Timothy 3:16, 17

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Here is revealed that every part of the Bible is profitable for doctrine, confirmation, correction, and instruction in righteousness.

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And so, to discourage one’s followers from reading every part of the Bible is really troubling, to say the least! 

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“COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE!”

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Now the Book of Psalms is a very wonderful book! And it is sad that http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Flight_of_the_Prisoners.jpgthis Bible teacher doesn’t encourage his followers to soak up the Psalms.

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But this, his great error in thinking, should be of no surprise, since the entire church-world has become swallowed up and integrated into this Babylonian world system!

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And this is merely one more reason that God is now calling His people to vacate the “Mystery Babylon, Mother of Harlots”, as is written… “Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

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James Tissot – The Flight of the Prisoners from Babylon – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION HAS MOVED IN!

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Yes, God’s Spirit has been taken out of the midst of the apostate churches, and “the abomination of desolation” has moved in: and he is now counterfeiting work of the Lord in the church-world, coming with, “all power, signs and lying wonders” 2nd Thessalonians 2:9 (see Matthew 24:15 regarding the abomination of desolation)

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PSALMS, A GREAT DELIGHT!

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But for those who have a genuine relationship with the Lord, the Psalms should be a great delight to read!

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Yes, the Psalms should certainly give the reader, “The comfort of the Scriptures”, as Paul speaks of in Romans 15:4.

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http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_198722/William-Brassey-Hole/The-sorrow-of-king-DavidDAVID’S MANY AFFLICTIONS

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After all, the Lord did not afflict David (and the other Psalmists) for no good reason. But in faithfulness, the Lord sent those godly men through all sorts of harrowing and grievous and sad experiences, so that He could give us all those comforting Psalms to encourage us in our own afflictions!

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For instance, just listen to David’s wonderful testimony…

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“One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after;

that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,

to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His temple.

For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion:

in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me;

He shall set me up upon a Rock.

And now shall mine head be lifted up

above mine enemies round about me:

therefore will I offer in His tabernacle sacrifices of joy;

I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.”

Psalm 27:4-6

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What incredibly wonderful words and thoughts here! Just think about this! God will hide us in His secret pavilion when the enemy attacks us!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me a fervent Spirit, that my Christian experience can have the same fervor that Christ had during His earthly sojourn…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… February 1st (In Every Thing Give Thanks!?!), or you can also read… January 10th (Why Doesn’t My Christianity Work?)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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ANOTHER HEAVENLY HOBBY: PRAYER-WALKS

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Now if you’re fortunate enough to be able to go on nightly walks, and you live in an area where you can safely view the stars, here is another Heavenly Hobby which Signs Of Heaven endorses…

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Why not combine star-watching with prayer, as you walk? What a great way to draw closer to God!

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It cannot be over-stressed, just how wonderful it is to walk under the dark canopy of Heaven, while lifting up one’s heart to our Heavenly Father! There is a closeness to God that cannot be described with words!

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(And even if you cannot safely do this, you can always do such prayer-walks in the daytime, in a safe place, such as a mall, which is every bit as effective, prayer-wise.

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And for those who are in confinement, one can view these starry signs on the Internet, or simply listen to Scripture on audio.

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Either way, all such may enjoy God’s richest blessings at this very time in which God is pouring out all Heaven’s treasures upon anyone willing to forsake all, and follow Jesus!)

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THRICE-DAILY PRAYERS

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Now of course, the Bible commands us to, “pray without ceasing“. The Christian is to constantly talk with our Heavenly Father throughout the day.

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But the Bible also holds up the godly life of Daniel, who, when captive in Babylon, still set aside three times daily, in which he knelt for special prayer.

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And furthermore the Bible also says… “Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and He shall hear my voice.” Psalm 55:17.

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Even those who are bed-fast or in a prison cell can begin to imitate Daniel in this way. And if one is fortunate to be able to walk, then this thrice-daily prayer regimen can be combined with three walks daily and even nightly.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Five Foolish Virgins Stars” or you can also read… “Discovering Bible Constellations (Part 1…A personal timeline story) 1988”

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TOMORROW:

July 22 (Watchmen On Zion’s Walls, Part 5: “Cutting Away The Tendrils!”)

 

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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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