Daily Devotional, Year 3 – July 25 (Revelation 16:4-6: “The Third Plague”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – July 25

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Revelation 16:4-6: “The Third Plague”

To read Part 1, click here… “July 4th (Look Up & Lift Up Your Heads!)”

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“And the third angel poured out his vial

upon the rivers and fountains of waters;

and they became blood.

And I heard the angel of the waters say,

Thou art righteous, O Lord,

which art, and wast, and shalt be,

because Thou hast judged thus.

For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets,

and thou hast given them blood to drink;

for they are worthy.”

Revelation 16:4-6

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Prior to the mid-twentieth century, the general understanding in the http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burgkmair_whore_babylon_color.jpgChristian community was that Revelation had been steadily unfolding since the days that John, the Revelator wrote…“Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.”

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Yes, the Book of Revelation has been unfolding since the day it was written. And now that we are standing on the threshold of Christ’s return, the final events spoken of in Revelation are now occurring.

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Whore – Babylon – Burgkmair – 1523 AD – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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SATAN’S KINGDOM: THE REVELATION 13 BEAST

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As this and many other old engravings reveal, the Church of the Dark Ages understood that the apostate churches of Europe during those centuries were an integral component of the Antichrist Beast of Revelation 13.

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And the whorish woman riding that world-system Beast symbolized the harlot churches.

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Papessa tiara Harlot rides Beast wikipedia US public domain

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REVELATION FOR THE CHURCHES

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

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As this verse reveals, the Book of Revelation has been written for the Church, and it is only recently that the Church has rejected this truth.

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Take for instance, the 7 bowls of God’s wrath. 

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ABOVE PICTURE: 7 Stars pouring out bowls of wrath

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WATERS TURNED TO BLOOD

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Listen to this 3rd vial of God’s wrath…“And the third angel poured out his vial http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Question_book_magnify2.svgupon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.” Revelation 16:4-6

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Now here we have a prophecy which must be spiritually discerned.

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Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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“SPIRITUAL THINGS MUST BE SPIRITUALLY DISCERNED”

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But there are many (or perhaps most) Bible teachers today who cannot discern spiritual things of the Bible. And so, they will attempt to interpret this above passage literally.

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But the Bible reveals, “Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1st Corinthians 2:13, 14

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Here is revealed that carnal Christians cannot see nor understand the spiritual nature of Scripture.

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Evangelist Preaching – Church – Audience hands – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“RIVERS OF LIVING WATERS”

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But this passage from Revelation 16:4-6  is very relevant to today’s bloody situation in the world. But it is not speaking of literal rivers nor of literal fountains.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

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Listen to Jesus…“He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38

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Here it reveals just what rivers that God is concerned with!

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It is the living waters of God’s Word.

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Holy Bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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BLOODY WATERS OF TODAY’S MEDIA

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Just take a look at what’s going on today on the nightly news! Just look at the various shows on TV! Blood, blood, blood!!!

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Yes, television is literally overflowing with violence and blood! This world is getting so violent and bloody!

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And to whatever degree that we Christians and our children are content to spend time watching television and/or daily news, are we not drinking in violence and blood that we see and hear, to that same degree?

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TV – ABC-Good Morning America – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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T.V. IS COMMUNION WITH THE UNSAVED

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Yes, just as God gave those Egyptians bloody waters to drink, so too, we Christians today are drinking in blood whenever we turn on the evening news, it seems!

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Listen… “I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. I WILL SET NO WICKED THING BEFORE MINE EYES. I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. A froward heart shall depart from me: I WILL NOT KNOW A WICKED PERSON. Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.” Psalm 101:2-5

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Everything mentioned in this above passage sounds like your average TV show, doesn’t it? Wickedness in various forms, turning away from the True Path, froward (evil) hearts, evil people, slanderous remarks, and pride: these are just some of the countless evils seen on daily television! And the nightly news is no exception!

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THE HEARING OF BLOOD

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Listen… “Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ISIL_Execution_of_man_September_2014.jpgeverlasting burnings? He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he…that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;” Isaiah 33:14, 15

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Do you see the connection here? This above passage seems to be speaking of the daily television lineup of programs! And isn’t it true that television news is very greatly focused on all the bloody conflicts around the world? All the disease? All the slander? All the adultery? All the greed? All the hate and revenge? All the pride and bigotry and racism? Yes, all these evils are a form of violence! And they are the very focus of TV news!

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ISIL – Execution of man – September 2014 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

Anti-Christian Protest movement – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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OUR JOYFUL COMMISSION: TO LOOK UP!

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We have such a wonderful and joyful commission from God! Yes, to look up and fix our gaze upon our Lord and Savior, and Friend, Jesus Christ is our true Great Commission!

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And it is high time to look up and lift up our heads on high, to behold our soon-coming Savior, who will save us out of all this selfishness, sorrow, death and mourning which is what this present dark world is all about!

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“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee.” Isaiah 26:3  

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

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TO READ PART 2, GO HERE…July 26 (Revelation 16:4-7, Part 2: “The Third Plague CONTINUED”) 

 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me victory over television and secular radio! Help me to begin looking upward, looking unto Jesus…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Television & The Image That Speaks”, or you can also read…February 10th (Television in a Perfect World!) 

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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COULD THERE BE A GREATER SIGN?

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In the opening verse, “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.” Revelation 15:1, is a direct reference to the Signs In Heaven, which God is just now graciously revealing.

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Notice that this above verse says… “And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous“.

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If ever there was a great and marvelous sign in Heaven, this 7 Star Constellation seems to be just that! And it is the easiest of all constellations to locate (excepting for those in the southernmost latitudes of the Earth who cannot see it). It seems to stand alone in the northern sky, outshining any other constellation in the night heavens! 

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As for its significance, it is easy to see the message for which it was created to bring. It looks like a bowl. A giant bowl! And in the winter, it begins to slowly tip through the night, as if it is finally spilling out its contents upon the earth, as stated in Revelation… “And the first (angel) went, and poured out his vial upon the earth” Revelation 16:2.

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And so it is not hard to see the message which this constellation presents. In the summer it begins to slowly tip. But in winter it does fully appear to pour out its contents upon the Earth.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The 7 Stars & The 7 Bowls of Wrath

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TOMORROW…

July 26 (Revelation 16:4-7, Part 2: “The Third Plague CONTINUED”)

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