Daily Devotional, Year 3 – June 27 (My Yoke Is Easy! Part 5: “His Throne Upholden By Mercy!”

By admin On December 7th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – June 27

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My Yoke Is Easy! Part 5: “His Throne Is Upholden By Mercy!”

To read part 1, go here…Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JUNE 10 (My Yoke Is Easy!)

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“Mercy and truth preserve the King:

and His throne is upholden by mercy.”

Proverbs 20:28

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One of the great lies of Satan is that the life of the Christian is a heavy burden! Or that the life of the Christian is austere and bleak!

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Of course, neither of these lies are true!

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Jesus said… “Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

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Now either Jesus is lying in this above passage or the Devil is lying, saying Christ’s yoke is heavy. And of course, “it is impossible for God to lie” (Hebrews 6:18).

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So it must be that “Father of Lies”, the Devil who is lying about Christ’s yoke.

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Jesus The Good Shepherd – Bernhard Plockhorst – 1825-1907 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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CHAMBER OF HORRORS?

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Another of the greatest lies in Christendom is that our God will eternally torment all rejecters of His grace!

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Of course, this lie is based on a misunderstanding of proper Bible hermeneutics.

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Such parables as the Rich Man & Lazarus were taken literally instead of spiritually, thus lending credence to this nonsense that God has some netherworld chamber of horrors in which He will make perhaps 90% of the earth’s inhabitants, past, present, and future, suffer unspeakable horrors through the ceaseless future ions of time!

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Well of course, nothing could be further from the truth!

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Brooklyn Museum – The Bad Rich Man in Hell – James Tissot – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“HIS THRONE IS UPHOLDEN BY MERCY”

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The fact is, our God is a very tender and merciful God, who says of Himself…“Mercy and https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianity-Jesus_Christ_Died_for_your_Sin.jpgtruth preserve the King: and His throne is upholden by mercy.” Proverbs 20:28

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Yes, God’s throne will be upholden by mercy, even as is written…“His mercy endureth for ever!” 1st Chronicles 16:34

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This proclamation is repeated over 40 times in Scripture!

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Cross of Jesus Christ – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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“HE DELIGHTS IN MERCY”

Micah 7:18

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And so, how could this statement (“His mercy endures forever”), be true if billions of lost souls will be roasting in agonizing flames without any hope of some letup or release!

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Do you see how ridiculous this old catholic doctrine is?

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Why, even the Catholic denomination no longer believes that doctrine!

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But the truth is, we have a very merciful God who “retaineth not His anger for ever, because He delighteth in mercy!” Micah 7:18

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Brooklyn Museum – The Rich Man In Hell – James Tissot – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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HE “WEEPS WITH THEM THAT WEEP!”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vincent_van_Gogh_-_Old_Man_in_Sorrow_(On_the_Threshold_of_Eternity).jpg

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Oh yes, our God is “very pitiful, and of tender mercy.” James 5:11

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As a loving Father, we can go to Him and cry out for mercy!

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We can weep in His presence and know that He too will, “weep with them that weep.” Romans 12:15

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Vincent van Gogh – Old Man in Sorrow (On the Threshold of Eternity) – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

Weeping Woman – Van Gogh – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

 

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“CASTING ALL YOUR CARE ON HIM, FOR HE CARES FOR YOU!”

1st Peter 5:7

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How could we be so fortunate to have this kind of a God ruling the universe?

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If we are discouraged, we can complain to Him, and He fully understands!

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And we can even get angry at Him, and know that He won’t zap us out of existence (Of course, we should never do this).

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The Bible tells us that our heavenly Father is, “touched with the feeling of our infirmities;” Hebrews 4:15

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How could we be so fortunate to have this kind of a God ruling the universe?

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Morning Prayers – Ebenezer Newman – Downard – 1860 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

 

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“TOUCHED WITH THE FEELING OF OUR INFIRMITIES”

Hebrews 4:15

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God knows how difficult life is down here. In the person of Christ, God walkedhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Heinrich_Seufferheld_Betendes_Maedchen_opus_16,1_1893.png the dusty streets of this sin-cursed earth.

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The Devil sorely tempted Jesus. And He fully understands how discouraging life can be down here.

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He full-well knows that it is difficult to live the Christian life in this world of sin.

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And so, He doesn’t zap us if we fall into some eating binge or watch some worldly television show.

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But He patiently and lovingly picks us back up from the dust and sets us once again on our heaven-ward course.

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Woman praying – Heinrich Seufferheld – 1893 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“I WILL GIVE YOU REST…UNTO YOUR SOULS”

Matthew 11:28, 30http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Brooklyn_Museum_-_The_Good_Shepherd_(Le_bon_pasteur)_-_James_Tissot_-_overall.jpg

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Our God is a God of rest.

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He loves to give rest to His creatures! He loves to give us our space!

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He wants us to serve Him out of a grateful heart of love.

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And though He sometimes allows severe trials and troubles, He will deliver us, even if He has to carry us through them, as a shepherd gently carries His lost sheep back home, “in the cloudy and dark day!” Ezekiel 34:12

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Brooklyn Museum – The Good Shepherd – James Tissot – Wikpedia – US Public Domain

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“THE LOVINGKINDNESS OF THE LORD”

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“Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.” Psalm 107:43

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So please! No more of this doctrine of the Pharisees about Eternal Torment!

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That kind of a God simply does not exist, except in the minds of erring men.

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Jesus The Good Shepherd – Bernhard Plockhorst – 1825-1907 – Wikipedia – Public Domain 

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TO READ PART 6, CLICK HERE…March 23 (My Yoke Is Easy! Part 6: “Come Apart & Rest A While!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Let me put on that easy yoke and take upon me Christ’s light burden! Let me become a disciple and follower of the Lamb of God, as He leads His sheep up the gently sloping upward pathway to everlasting life…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Orion, The Good Shepherd, or you can also read this shorter article… “May 17th (The Marinated Christian!)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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ORION, THE GOOD SHEPHERD

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.Orion the Good Shepherd (5th personality of Orion)

“The LORD is my shepherd;

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I shall not want (lack).

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He maketh me to lie

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down in green pastures:

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He leadeth me beside

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the still waters…

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I will fear no evil:

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for Thou art with me;

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Thy rod and Thy staff

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they comfort me….”

Psalm 23:1, 2, 4

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ORION THE GOOD SHEPHERD

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And this concept of the Good Shepherd is portrayed in the night sky, in this 5th personality of the Orion Constellation (see “The Orion Phenomena”). And it is a concept which the Lord would have His own people learn and live. God’s people are likewise to become good shepherds too, in our own little sphere. That is, we are to seek and to save the lost, just as we see our Lord doing so. This is part of what it means to follow Jesus. We become imitators of our Lord, the true Good Shepherd.

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ORION, THE GOOD SHEPHERD

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This star-chart from Wikipedia, has Orion sketched in by the editor of this website. With the addition of a single star, Theta Geminorum (the left hand of the Castor twin of Gemini), the sickle in Orion, the Reaper’s hand (sketch to left), now extends the blade, thus transforming that sickle into the hook of a shepherd’s rod and staff. And so now this little Gemini star becomes the tip of Orion’s Shepherd’s rod & staff. Thus with this additional star, Orion the Reaper Constellation now becomes the 5th personality of Orion: The Good Shepherd (sketch below right). Theta Geminorum is a class A3, 4th magnitude star, which means it is much fainter than either of the stars, Castor or Pollux. But faint as This little star may be, it nevertheless presents a giant concept, turning Orion’s sickle into a shepherd’s rod. And this is a very wonderful and beautiful Bible truth: namely, that Jesus is the Good Shepherd, as is written…

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“As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out My sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.” Ezekiel 34:12 

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And so God has placed this Starry Shepherd in the winter-night heavens to remind us of His great love for a planet which has wandered away: just like sheep that wandered to where the grass looked greener.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Orion, The Good Shepherd

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TOMORROW…

June 28 (The Time of Jacob’s Trouble, Part 8: “Sin Multiplied”)

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