Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 10 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 11: “Dead People Singing!”)

By admin On April 30th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 10

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As The Flower of the Field, Part 11: “Dead People Singing!”

To read Part 1, click here… “March 19th (As the Flower of the Field!)”

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A few decades ago, there was an extremely popular song proclaiming how wonderful life would be without Heaven; and with no Heaven, nor Hell, all the world could be unified, with everyone holding hands and rejoicing together.

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And the singer went on to sing, “What a wonderful world that would be!”

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John Lennon 30th Memorial – Wikimedia – Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

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NOW DECEASED

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Unfortunately, the composer/singer of that song died an untimely death, not too long after rehttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%D0%94%D0%B6%D0%BE%D0%BD_%D0%9B%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%BD_%D0%B2_%D0%9C%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%96%D0%B2-%D0%9F%D0%BE%D0%B4%D1%96%D0%BB%D1%8C%D1%81%D1%8C%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BC%D1%83.jpgcording that song.

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And so, the problem is, that song still gets played quite often, even becoming the unofficial anthem for the atheists, in spite of the composer’s demise.

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And why is that a problem? After all, even atheists need heroes too!

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MORBID, BLEAK, AND DREADFUL!

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The problem with choosing this song is, for a dead person to be singing about how wonderful life would be without the hope of Heaven is a rather morbid, and bleak, and even a dreadful idea, wouldn’t you agree?

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But that’s the problem with such a hopeless religion as atheism! Most of atheism’s heroes are either dead, or soon will be!

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And so, any philosophy which promises only an eternity in the grave, is perhaps, the most miserable of all religions or philosophies! Yes, even the false religions of this world, at least offer some hope to their followers, howbeit a false hope!

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But atheism offers absolutely no hope! It’s truly the world’s most miserable religion!

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Charles Darwin – by John Collier (artist) – www.wikigallery.com – Public Domain

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“THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOWOF DEATH”

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But speaking of dead people singing, there are all sorts of recordings made by dead songsters!

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And wouldn’t you agree that it’s kind-of eerie to walk through a mall, and hear some deceased person’s voice echoing through the corridors about how wonderful things are?

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After all, they’re now dead!

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Hank Williams Promotional Photo – Wikipedia – Public domain

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WORDS AND LIVES DON’T MATCH UP!

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And not only dead people singing, but how about living persons singing songs?

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After all, there are many idealistic songs being sung by famous singing-idols today, who are actually living miserable lives!

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For instance, there are many songs sung about finding romance which will last forever…

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“Oh, I will love you forever and ever!”, they sing!

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And yet, many of the singers of these idealistic songs have, in fact, suffered horrible married lives, ending in terrible divorces!

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As a matter of fact, there seems to be a special curse on those who sing such idealist songs!

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They seem to be doomed to a life of unhappiness!

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Elvis – Wax Museum – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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DEAD RAPSTERS SINGING

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Or how about Rap singers?

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An inordinate number of these unfortunate “street-wise” individuals have met with untimely deaths, after only a few years of trying to convince naive youngsters just how wonderful their rebellious and defiantly short lives were!

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LIES FROM THE FATHER OF LIES

John 8:44

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Yes, it’s such a sad and tragic world we live in!

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And so, all these songs that proclaim what a wonderful world we live is, are merely lies, lies, lies!

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And of course, the Bible tells us where all lies come from: they were in reality, written by the “Father of Lies”, Lucifer, “the god of this world”! (see John 8:44 & 2nd Corinthians 4:4)

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paradise_Lost_3.jpgLUCIFER’S MUSICAL ABILITIES

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It is no accident that music plays an important role in Satan’s kingdom of this world!

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That rebel from Heaven, Lucifer, has brought his great musical creativity with him to this earth, and is now churning out one lie after another in the form of pop songs, Hollywood movies, and television shows! (Isaiah 14:11)

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Yes, Satan is the False Prophet spoken of in Revelation 13.

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And so, it should be no surprise that even the songs of this world are filled with lies, and with false hope!

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Gustave Dore – Paradise Lost illustration – Lucifer becomes Satan – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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SOME TRUE SONGS OF JOY!

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But in this very sad and tragic world, there happens to be some songs being sung about a wonderful world in which joy, contentment, and love will indeed last forever!

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Yes, there are a small segment of this world’s population which are constantly singing songs about a wonderful world to come, in which, “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4

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THE PROMISED LAND A PLACE OF EVERLASTING JOY!

 

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And the invitation goes out to anyone who will turn back to the Lord Jesus, to come and join in the songs about that wonderful world-to-come which He has promised to all that love and serve Him!

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And once we get there, we will walk through endless wonderful flower-laden pathways, amidst the distant freedom bells ringing, and the joyful sounds of innocent children laughing and singing as they play in that bright and beautiful world which will never pass away!

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River of Water of Life – H. Melville – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to fully realize the meaninglessness of this life and to fully appreciate the infinite value of the world-to-come…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“October 26th (It’s a throw-away world!)”, or you can also read this next article…“April 22nd (All Is Meaningless!)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“Where there is no vision, the people perish” Proverbs 29:18

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In the beginning, God placed our first parents in a beautiful garden. But as a result of sin, this world lost much of its beauty. The curse has marred, to a great extent, the pristine condition of nature. In spite of that, God has mercifully left enough beauty in nature for mankind to enjoy.

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FAMOUS CARTOON

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But though this world retains much beauty, there are still many, who are under the impression, that God’s redeemed will spend all eternity sitting on a puffy little cloud, strumming a harp. Whoever is responsible for that infamous cartoon of a man with a harp, sitting on a little cloud, was unwittingly doing the Devil’s bidding. Lucifer would love nothing more, than for people to have the discouraging notion, that Heaven is just a puffy little cloud, with nothing going on, day after day, for all eternity. Nothing could be further from the truth!

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Do we really imagine that the same God who created that incredible garden for our first parents, would then put us through all this sorrow and hardships, only to now stick us in some boring situation, for eternity? Such people don’t know God nearly well enough.

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Sin and rebellion has marred the original beauty of this present world. But in spite of that, there still remains some of the beauty that this planet originally possessed. But marred as it is, still the beauty and innocent joys of this present world, are just a faint reflection of what awaits all those who persevere on the upward pathway to that Celestial City of God.

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CATCH A VISION OF THAT PROMISED LAND!

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“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” Revelation 21:1, 2

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So Signs Of Heaven encourages the reader to begin to get a vision of the New Heaven and New Earth, and begin to get excited about it. When we hear the cry of a new born baby, or the innocent laughter of little children. When we see a little forest creature having fun, or we enjoy a walk along the sand at the ocean, and hear the majestic roar of the crashing waves.

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“Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. ” Psalm 40:5.

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These, and the many other joys of life were created by the One who has also gone to prepare an even more beautiful place for us to live. He knows our needs, and will provide a place far more wonderful home than this sin-cursed Earth.

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And when we finally cross that river, and we stand together on the shores of that world to come, we will look in amazement at what He has in store for us there. And then we will know for certain, that “His mercy endures forever”,  because, “God is love”!

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Sunset at Huntington Beach wikimedia share-alike license

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flower of the Field Constellation”

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TOMORROW…

March 11 (Love Not The World, Part 1: “Ananias & Sapphira Christians”)

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