Daily Devotional, Year 3 – July 5 (Strong Delusion In Scripture, Part 10: “The Goodly Horse In Battle: A Dog!?!”)

By admin On December 15th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – July 5 

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Strong Delusion In Scripture, Part 10: “The Goodly Horse In Battle: A Dog!?!” 

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

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“and the LORD said unto Gideon,

Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue,

as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself

but all the rest of the people bowed

down upon their knees to drink water…

By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you,

and deliver the Midianites into thine hand…

and let all the other people go…”

Judges 7:5, 7

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.Glorious White Horse Constellation

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 If the readers will only, “look up and lift up your heads” (Luke 21:28), then you might have the joy of discovering this Goodly Horse In Battle Constellation in the winter-night sky (all the way into early spring.)

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And as you behold it, it looks magnificent!

 

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A DOG!?!

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However, if the Reader sees this constellation on paper as a star-chart, it has a somewhat short body, almost giving it the appearance of a large dog!

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Of all things…a DOG!?!

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Now this is most embarrassing! After all, this constellation is supposed to be a magnificent horse in battle! 

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Well, maybe God just didn’t have enough space in the heavens, and so He had to shorten its body in order to squeeze it in?

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“COMPARING SPIRITUAL THINGS WITH SPIRITUAL”

1st Corinthians 2:13

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No! God didn’t run out of space in the heavens! But as with the other constellations on this website, the Lord has created them to present various aspects of the Gospel.

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And this seeming error is actually not at all an error!

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No, the Lord wants us to explore why His glorious Horse in battle has the slight appearance of a dog.

 

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GIDEON’S 300

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First, listen to this passage…“and the LORD said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himselfbut all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water…By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand…and let all the other people go…” Judges 7:5, 7

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Here above is a passage which totally explains why God uses a dog’s lapping up water to represent those worthy to be His army in battle. In other words, God wasn’t going to use just anyone!

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And as we all know, those 300 went on to win the victory over their enemy!

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Gideon and His Three Hundred (Bible Card) www.thebiblerevival.org – Wikimedia – Public Domain

 

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THE LOWLY CANINE

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No, God wanted only those who saw themselves in a lowly light…as dogs! And if any of the readers have dogs, one common aspect which most of us have observed: the dog is a loyal, lowly, and humble follower of his master!

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A dog knows who his master is. And even if you hit your dog, he still grovels at your feet, wanting forgiveness.

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Well, this is, more often than not, the common behavior of most dogs.

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Dogs nose – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

 

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But does this explanation have any biblical merit?

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Question Marks – At a loss – svg – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

 

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THE CHIEF OF SINNERS

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dogs_nose.jpgListen to the Apostle, Paul…“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” 1st Timothy 1:15

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Here above, that great and highly regarded Apostle, Paul, considers himself to be the chief of sinners!

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He regards himself as the lowest of the low!

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And he says…“For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing:” Romans 7:18

 

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THE HUMAN HEART: A BOTTOMLESS PIT!

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Yes, Paul realized that what Jeremiah said was true…“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9

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Paul well understood that his own heart was a bottomless pit of sin and rebellion!

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And only the grace of God kept him from falling back into that bottomless pit!

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He had already been a chief persecutor of Christians, and he never ever wanted to return back into his old life!

 

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WORTHY OF ALL ACCEPTANCE!

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But let’s not pass over what Paul said about you and me!

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Listen again…“This is a faithful saying, AND WORTHY OF ALL ACCEPTATION, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” 1st Timothy 1:15

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Yes, we too can give this same testimony! We too, can likewise say, “that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” 1st Timothy 1:15

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WE TOO ARE DESPERATELY WICKED!

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Yes, both you and myself likewise have a heart that is, “deceitful above all things and desperately wicked.”

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We too have a bottomless pit of wickedness.

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And it is only the grace of God that keeps the lid on that bottomless pit! It is only the mercy of Jesus that keeps you and I from falling back into our old life of sin!

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And no, most of us have never murdered anyone. But a desperately wicked heart is capable of anything! 

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A COMMON LOWLY DOG? US?

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And so, those Christians who truly understand the depths of wickedness in their own wicked heart, fully understand that they are no better than a dog!

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http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_198722/William-Brassey-Hole/The-sorrow-of-king-DavidAnd with such a lowly self-estimation, they willingly lower their self-appraisal to that of a common, lowly dog!

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But God returns His own appraisal by saying, “Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.” James 4:9, 10

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Here in this picture, we see David in full repentance after his great sin. And this should likewise be our humble stance before God, for our sins! 

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David’s sorrow – Wikigallery – Public Domain

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JESUS ALSO LOWERED HIMSELF

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Yes, even our Lord Jesus lowered Himself from equality with the Godhead, to become the lowest of the lowest of sinners on our behalf.

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And yet, by so-doing, “God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11

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And so, you see, lowering ourselves to a mere, lowly, dog-status, isn’t such a bad thing! Because, by so-doing, it is written…“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time:” 1st Peter 5:6 

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“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse;

and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True,

and in righteousness He doth judge and make war.”

Revelation 19:11

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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...Goodly Horse in Battle Constellation

 

 

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THE END

.Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!

 

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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GOODLY HORSE IN BATTLE CONSTELLATION

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horse & dragon only.

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“Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.” Micah 4:13

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BIBLE VERSES PICTURED IN THE HEAVENS

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“With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy streets: he shall slay thy people by the sword, and thy strong garrisons shall go down to the ground.” Ezekiel 26:12 

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THIS STAR-CHART: Notice how the right front hoof is trampling on the tail of the Dragon. Also notice his eye is a star.

.Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation

It’s best seen when in the western half of the sky. It is found in mid-sky traveling from east to west. In January, it is in the west after midnight. As winter progresses, it can be seen earlier and earlier in the evening.  a dark sky with good star-visibility is best, but not absolutely necessary to see this constellation.

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It is found on the opposite side of the Dragon Constellation from Orion. And as already stated, this Glorious Horse Constellation can be seen best in mid-winter when it is in the western side of the sky, and you are looking at it while you are facing west.

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The nose and head of this horse is partly made from the Perseus Constellation.

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The tail and rear end is partly of the Cassiopeia Constellation. The hind-leg is made partly of stars from the Andromeda Constellation.

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ABOVE STAR CHART: Wikipedia star-charts winter constellation in West with Orion

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Goodly Horse in Battle Constellation, or you can also read…The Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation

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TOMORROW: 

July 6 (Eternal Torment? Part 23: “Doctrine of the Pharisees”)

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THIS STUDY #184 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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