Daily Devotional, Year 3 – June 23 (The Return of Elijah, Part 2: “Fathers & Children” CONTINUED)

By admin On November 29th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – June 23

 

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The Return of Elijah, Part 2: “Fathers & Children” CONTINUED

To read Part 1, go here…June 22 (The Return of Elijah, Part 1: “Fathers & Children”)

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“The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron,

and with the point of a diamond:

it is graven upon the table of their heart,

and upon the horns of your altars;

Whilst their children remember

their altars and their groves

by the green trees upon the high hills.”

Jeremiah 17:1, 2

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This above passage from Jeremiah speaks of how sin is indelibly enscribed on the tablets of the heart.

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Of course, this passage only speaks of Judah.

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And yet, “all Scripture is profitable for doctrine, confirmation, correction and instruction in righteousness”. 2nd Timothy 3:16

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And since this passage is very much an integral part of Scripture, it is likewise, “profitable for doctrine” in New Testament times.

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ELIJAH TO RETURN?

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Now in Part 1, the focus was on the Prophet, Elijah, that God is going to once again send him, just prior to the great and terrible day of the Lord.

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And his great commission from God will be to turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to the fathers.

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Elijah leaves earth witnessed by Elisha – Wikigallery

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THE WORLD-LOVING CHURCH

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And it was also highlighted that to a great degree, the Christian community has become so focused on the pleasures and ambitious pursuits of this present-day cornucopian super-society, that our Christianity has greatly suffered as a result.

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Thus, our present-day apostasy really begs for the return of Elijah, in hopes of turning the heart of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children to the fathers!

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

 

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JEREMIAH FOR OUR DAY

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Now, today’s devotional is pointing out that today’s signature passage from Jeremiah really puts an exclamation mark on the apostate condition of today’s church-world… 

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Listen again…“The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars; Whilst their children remember their altars and their groves by the green trees upon the high hills.” Jeremiah 17:1, 2

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This passage really reveals the bad example of the fathers having its deleterious effects upon the children. And though this passage was written back in the days of Judah, it nonetheless is very applicable today!

 

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“THEIR CHILDREN REMEMBERED THEIR ALTARS…”

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Listen again to this same passage…“The sin of Judah is written…upon the table of their heart…Whilst their children remember their altars and their groves by the green trees upon the high hills.”

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Yes, the idolatry of the fathers is carried on with their children, as they likewise worshiped their gods in every high place of idolatry.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Television-the Babysitter From Hell-you may freely share this cartoon-www.signsofheaven.org

 

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OUR ACTIONS DON’T MATCH OUR WORDS

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And let’s face it! You or I can tell others that Jesus is coming back very soon.

False Prophet

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But if our works testify of our love for this selfish world, then our testimony to others is little more than a joke! A really bad joke!

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Listen to 1st John 2:28 & 3:3…“And now, little children, abide in Him; that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at his coming…And every man that hath this hope in Him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.”

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Here is the great work before us! To purify our hearts, and to transform our lives into Jesus’ image, so that we may meet the Lord in peace!

 

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MANY DIVERSIONS TODAY!

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But sadly, God’s people have filled up our hearts and lives with so many of the pleasures and ambitious pursuits of this the Devil’s world: television, radio, Internet, newspapers, magazines, novels, expensive & lavish vacations, science books, politics, sports, clubs, amusements, hobbies, eating & drinking, buying and selling, ambitious-time-consuming-energy-sapping-careers, frequent sight-seeing tours, lavishing inordinate time & money on our homes & gardens & lands & needless recreational vehicles…and the list goes on and on!

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Now perhaps a few of these worldly amusements might not be so bad.

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But when these diversions begin to multiply (and they always do), we inadvertantly must put our Salvation on the proverbial, “back-burner”!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Dream Maker of Babylon – Signs Of Heaven.org

 

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OUR CHILDREN TWICE AS WORLDLY!

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And by our own bad example, our children learn to go headlong after the same pleasures and pursuits!

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And because their interest in the Gospel may be less than ours, they often go completely away from the truth, and into the same ambitious pursuits as the secular world pursues!

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Thus is fulfilled the warning from Paul…“But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.” 1st Timothy 6:9

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Oh yes, they may continue to attend some weekly church service.

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But the chances are, their heart is probably not so much into the Gospel, as it is into the world!

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DON’T WAIT FOR ELIJAH!

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Well, the Good News is that we don’t have to wait for Elijah to show up!

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No, we can begin right now to put away these vain and foolish pursuits, and begin to cry out to the Lord to put in us, a right Spirit and give us, “a new heart!”

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And who can tell, “if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?” Jonah 3:9 

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

 

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TO READ PART 3, GO HERE…Daily Devotional, Year 3 – September 3 (The Return of Elijah, Part 3: “Fathers & Children” CONTINUED)

 

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THE READER IS INVITED TO LISTEN TO THIS 20 MINUTE AUDIO BIBLE STUDY IN JEREMIAH 17, WHICH SPEAKS OF THE SINS OF JUDAH AS WRITTEN WITH A PEN OF IRON AND THE POINT OF A DIAMOND. THIS SUDY IS CONDUCTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO STATIONS…

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to build a wall of protection around my family, by my own faithfulness to Thy divine will

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… OCTOBER 24 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 3: A Hedge With A Swinging Gate!)or you can also read this article…SEPTEMBER 1 (Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan! Part 2: To Die For My Child?) or this next article… April 8 (Finding Perfect Peace, Pt. 8, “Protecting Our Kids”)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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1st FACE…THE NIGHT WATCHMAN

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“MOON IS CONFOUNDED”… The first face, a man’s face, is easy to see. It is that proverbial ‘Man in the Moon’. Most have seen it. Even as little children. (The other two faces are not so easy to see.  But let’s concenThe Silent Witnesstrate on the first face.) Notice that the ‘Man in the Moon’ appears as though he is looking down at the Earth. ‘Shock and Awe’. That’s the look on his face. Sadness too! You might even see the tears running down his cheeks. (“Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.” Psalm 119:136) The Moon is spoken of as a “faithful witness”. God’s covenanted law is spoken of as a faithful witness as well. Listen to the Psalmist…

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“It (God’s covenant with David [i.e., Christ]) shall be established for ever as the Moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.” Psalm 89:37. Notice here that God is comparing His Covenant to the Moon as a “faithful witness”. The Moon reflects the light of the Sun, just as Christians should reflect the light of the Sun of Righteousness, Jesus, who should be in their daily lives. And so the Moon fulfills the verse from Psalms which proclaims… “Praise ye him, Sun and Moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.” Psalm 148:3

 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman

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TOMORROW…

 

June 24 (Nature’s 7 Witnesses, Part 8: “The Awesome Grandeur of Nature”)

 

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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 #172 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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