Daily Devotional, Year 3 – June 29 (Apocalypse NOW! Part 17: “Love…Shall Wax Cold!”)

By admin On December 8th, 2016

 

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – June 29

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Apocalypse NOW! Part 17: “Love…Shall Wax Cold!”

To read Part 1, click here…AUGUST 3 (Apocalypse Now! Part 1: Silencing the Gospel!)

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“And because iniquity shall abound,

the love of many shall wax cold.

But he that shall endure unto the end,

the same shall be saved.”

Matthew 24:12, 13

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This above prophetic passage from Matthew’s Gospel paints a bleak picture of the end-time condition of the world. Because of the increase of sin, the love of many shall wax cold!

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In some Bible translations, the word, “many”, is translated, “most”.

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And so, an even bleaker picture is presented! “The love of MOST shall wax cold!”

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

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TRIBULATION DENIERS

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Now of course, there are many who like to call themselves, “dispensationalists” who put this passage from Matthew 24:12, 13 into a future dispensation in which the Church has already been physically removed from the earth.

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But in spite of those in denial, it can truly be said that today’s signature Bible passage is just now arriving at its fulfillment…“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” Matthew 24:12, 13

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Yes, if one looks around at this sorrowful world, it’s easy to see that Matthew 24:12, 13 is now beginning to see its fulfillment!

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March – Protest – Thank God For Satan – Wikimedia – GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or later version

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WICKEDNESS & HATRED NOW ABOUNDING!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anger_during_a_protest_by_David_Shankbone.jpgJust look around! Hate crimes are now being committed in the name of some religion!

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Police being senselessly gunned down because of the growing hatred against them!

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Neighbors disrespecting the rights of fellow neighbors!

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Racial prejudice is growing within just about every ethnic group!

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People’s basic human and religious rights being trampled on, merely for the sake of “political correctness”.

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Lawless, rude, and impatient behavior by aggressive motorists sometimes causing deadly “road-http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ISIL_Execution_of_man_September_2014.jpgrage” battles between motorists.

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The current growing political divide is causing increasing hatred between the so-called “Conservatives” and the so-called, “Liberals”!

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These are just a few ways in which iniquity is abounding to the point that Mankind’s tolerance of each other is waxing cold.

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This “push-n-shove” world is becoming just too intolerable, causing Mankind’s love to wane!

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Anger during a protest – by David Shankbone – Wikimedia – Share-alike-License

Hong Kong protest near Tamar – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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

ISIS murder – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

 

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“FLEE AS A BIRD TO YOUR MOUNTAIN!”

Psalm 11:1

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Yes, iniquity is abounding and multiplying at an exponential rate in our societies!http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svg

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And those who must live in the midst of this growing sin and hatred are becoming affected by it! 

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So what can be done to assure myself that I too will not lose my love for others? So that my love will not also, “wax cold”?

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Well, the answer is two-fold.

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“HIDE THYSELF…FOR A LITTLE MOMENT!

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First, the Bible addresses that issue in the prophecies of Isaiah…“Come, My people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.” Isaiah 26:20

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This above verse is an encouragement to shut out as much of the societal sin and hatred as possible!

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The Bible lets us know…“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 1st Corinthians 15:33

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ABOVE PICTURE: Hide Thyself in thy Chambers – inspired by Tornado Over Kansas by Curry

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“WHEN THE WICKED RISE, A MAN SHALL BE HIDDEN”

Proverbs 28:12

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And so, this is why God frames Isaiah 26:20 in terms of “hiding in our chambers”.

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Thus, we must shut out as much of the societal din and mire as we possibly can, which is now flooding the airways daily, via the various high-tech media.

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Therefore, our “chambers” are where God’s people must hide during this current hour in which Satan’s tide of evil is now flooding the world!

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Christ is the very fulfillment of, “Thou art my hiding place!”

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He is where we must hide!

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WHY PUT ON OUR ARMOR?

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Secondly, God’s people must put their heavenly armor on!

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Yes, contrary to popular opinion, there will be no removal of the Church prior to this great tribulation. God’s people must go through this current time of trouble, in order for God to bring His Church to perfection.

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Listen…“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13

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Now, why in the world would God want His people to put on the whole armour of God, if they will be removed prior to the battle of the great day of God Almighty? Makes little sense!

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“GOLD TRIED IN THE FIRE”

Revelation 3:18

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As Job so aptly puts it…“when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.” Job 23:10

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Just as Job’s fiery trials purified him, so too, it is this time of Jacob’s Trouble which will purify God’s people, so that we also may say along with Job…“when He hath tried me (by fiery trials), I shall come forth as gold.” Job 23:10

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Gold smelting – Public Domain – wn.com

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“IN THIS WORLD YE SHALL HAVE TRIBULATION!”

John 16:33

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Therefore, if God were to remove His Church from the coming tribulation, He would be thwarting the very purpose for which He brought His Elect into the world: to be purified by fiery trials!

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As Paul said…“And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope:” Romans 5:3, 4

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Thus, those who insist on some Pre-Tribulation Rapture only show their ignorance of God’s chosen means of sanctifying His people. 

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TWO-FOLD MARCHING ORDERS

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And so, O Soldier of the Cross, we have our two-fold marching orders…

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1. To hide, as far as possible, from the overflowing tide of evil, and…

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2. To be fully armored!

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Therefore, this is no time to be seeking after the pleasures and proud, ambitious pursuits of this world! This is the very hour in which God is going to punish the inhabitants of the world!

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And it is only by becoming fully armored that our love can withstand the growing iniquity and hatred now escalating on every side!

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PICTURE: Unfunny Judgment Day Cartoon – companys-coming – revised 

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TO READ PART 18, GO HERE…August 6 (Apocalypse NOW! Part 18: “Doomsday Clock Moved Forward Today!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to hide myself in Thee, especially in these troublous times now upon us…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…JANUARY 7 (TIME TO GET OUT OF DODGE!), or you can also read this shorter article…August 11th (Habakkuk Says “Run!”)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LOOSING THE BANDS OF ORION 

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God spoke several times of Orion, in Scripture. His question to Job was a very mystifying question, to say the least… “Canst thou…loose the bands of Orion?” Job 38:31. Such a strange question, indeed! How could a constellation have its bands loosed, much less, even have bands? Puzzling, puzzling!

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But now, He is revealing this bright and beautiful constellation in a way that has never before been seen. God Himself is loosing Orion’s bands, as He is just now unraveling this age-old mystery. And we are beginning to understand that this most infamous of all constellations is nothing less than a remarkable metaphor concerning Jesus.   

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MICHAEL, THE SOLDIER

star chart orion & dragon

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Last is Michael the Soldier, who battles against the Dragon: “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.” Revelation 12:7, 8.

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Contrary to popular opinion, Michael here represents Christ as He battles this dragon. This will be adequately proven in this article and in various other sections of this website. No, Christ is not merely an angel. Christ is very eternal God. But Christ is often represented as various entities, such as a rose, or a burning bush, as well as many others things in the Bible.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction

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TOMORROW

June 30 (Noble Bereans, Part 15: “Treasure Hunters For God!”)

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