Daily Devotional, Year 3 – November 18 (The Revelation of Jesus, Part 5: “Understanding Daniel & Revelation”)

By admin On November 22nd, 2017

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – November 18

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The Revelation of Jesus, Part 5: “Understanding Daniel & Revelation”

To read Part 1, click here…October 3rd (The Revelation of Jesus, Part 1, Seeing Jesus in Prophecy)

 

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A radio Bible teacher was recounting a conversation which he had many years earlier with an elder pastor, who offered some sage advice.

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And at some point in the conversation, the elder pastor remarked… “I can fill up my church, by preaching on Bible prophecy, but I can empty the same church by preaching on the Book of Romans!” 

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And then, the elder pastor concluded his complaint by saying… “One thing you’re going to find out in your pastor-ship is, that most parishioners are more interested in Anti-Christ, than they are interested in Christ!”

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ABOVE PICTURE: The False Prophet – signsofheaven.org – not for commercial uses

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ITCHING-EAR-DRIVEN GOSPELS

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Another person said basically the same thing, but in a slightly different manner… “Far too many people who would travel over land and sea, to attend a Revelation seminar, wouldn’t even walk across the street to study about Jesus!”

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TBN – Orlando Crucifixion – Wikipedia – Share-Alike License

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cat_scratching.jpgMANY “ITCHING EARS” GOSPELS TODAY!

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Well, these above comments were made decades ago. And yet, they are still as true today as they were back then!

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Yes, the sad truth is, that we current-day Christians mostly have itching ears, and long to have them scratched by spending our time hearing interesting and exotic things which, at best, bring little profit to the soul!

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Cat scratching – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution

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BIBLE WRONGLY INTERPRETED

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Perhaps, the greatest reason why Bible prophecy is so popular with many church-attendees is because it is not really about the Bible, but is actually about the world!

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“What!?’ Someone might say, “We’re wearing out the Bible’s pages in both the Book of Revelation and the Book of Daniel! How could that be about the world?”

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Well, the simple truth is, perhaps as much as 99% of those who study Bible prophecy are doing so incorrectly, resulting in wrong interpretations. That’s right, most Bible prophecy is being wrongly interpreted!

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And as a result, most of today’s popular theories about Revelation are incorrect, rendering most prophecy seminars next to worthless.

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The Late, Great Planet Earth cover – Wikipedia – Non-Free Media Rationale

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So just what is the problem? What in the world are we doing wrong?

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

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SOLA SCRIPTURA NO LONGER FOLLOWED

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http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficheiro:Old_book_-_Basking_Ridge_Historical_Society_(1).jpgWell, for one thing, the vast majority of prophecy classes do not understand the proper method of Bible study, much less how to study Revelation.

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And the first great mistake is that Bible teachers and theologians attempt to decipher Revelation by means of history books and newspapers. In other words, instead of clinging to that old Reformation mantra, “Sola Scriptura (the Bible http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2012_newspaper_reader_Santa_Cruz_Argentina_7133646327.jpgonly)”, these erring men will attempt to read newspapers to find something out there in the world that is similar to the various images and actions in Revelation.

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And by this means, the Book of Revelation and Daniel is mostly looked upon as a mere prognosticator of future world events.

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Newspaper reader – Santa Cruz Argentina – Wikimedia – Share-alike Lic.

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“LINE UPON LINE, PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT”

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Now, even though Revelation indeed foretells future events, it must be properly interpreted by http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgSola Scriptura to arrive at the correct interpretation. In other words, any and every Bible truth must be arrived at by “line upon line…precept upon precept…here a little, there a little” (see Isaiah 28:9, 10).

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And the Bible student must be looking for a revelation of Jesus, “comparing spiritual things with spiritual” if he or she ever expects to find truth (see 1st Corinthians 2:13, 14).

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Therefore, history books and newspapers will be of no value when attempting to decipher hidden truths in Daniel and Revelation.

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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AFTER THOROUGH STUDY, THEN LOOK OUT INTO THE WORLD!

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Now of course, once the Bible student studies Daniel & Revelation, discovering that it too is the Gospel of http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_U.S._Army_UH-60_Black_Hawk_helicopter_and_a_CH-47F_Chinook_helicopter,_both_with_Bravo_Company,_3rd_Battalion,_25th_Aviation_Regiment,_25th_Combat_Aviation_Brigade,_prepare_to_conduct_rappel_operations_with_130618-A-UG106-454.jpgJesus in Revelation, and that it relates to the individual Christian as well as to the Church, then and only then will that Bible student be able to examine Church history or the daily newspapers.

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For instance, when Revelation Chapter 9 speaks of locusts, a Bible student may look out into the world to find something that resembles locusts.

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Perhaps some black helicopter or even some nano-tech device.

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black helicopters – Wikimedia – US Army – Public Domain

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“THAT WHICH THE PALMERWORM HATH LEFT, THE LOCUST HATH EATEN!”

Joel 1:4 

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Instead, by prayerfully and carefully searching the Scriptures, that Bible student will eventually https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianandapollyon.jpgdiscover that locusts symbolize the various ways that God removes earthly riches or even spiritual riches from worldly-minded Believers…“If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people; If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2nd Chronicles 7:13

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Comparing this above passage with Joel, Chapter 1 and other similar related verses which speak of locusts, then the Bible student can begin to see locusts as representing God’s various ways of chastising His wayward people.

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Christian and Apollyon – Pilgrim’s Progress – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS IS THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY”

Revelation 19:10

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wenceslas_Hollar_-_The_Psalms.jpgAnd so, instead of wearing out one’s Bible in only two places (Daniel & Revelation), the Bible prophecy student should instead be searching every “nook and cranny” of the Bible to truly find a correct understanding the Gospel and how it plays out in the world, past, present, and future as it relates to the Church.

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In other words, whether it be the Old Testament prophets, or the Psalms, Proverbs, the four Gospels, the Epistles, or any and every other book of the Bible, it all is very relevant to gaining more and more insight into Bible prophecy.

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Because Daniel and Revelation are also about the character of Jesus and how He battles against the Devil and his followers, in attempt to bring His own faithful followers though to ultimate and final victory.

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And the entire Bible is, “the Spirit of prophecy”! Revelation 19:10

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The Psalms – Wenceslas Hollar – Wikimedia – Public Domain

Book of John – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the ability to study the entire Bible for the purpose of seeing Jesus and His glorious character, in hopes of conforming my life into His wonderful image… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…NOVEMBER 21 (Noble Bereans, Part 6: Re-thinking Harold Camping On Allegories!, or you can also read this next article…June 22nd (The Natural Man & Bible Prophecy)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE WOMAN ON THE ALTAR CONSTELLATION

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“Let my prayer 

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be set forth

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before Thee as incense;

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and the lifting up

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of my hands

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as the evening sacrifice.”

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Psalm 142:2

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LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION…

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This “Golden Altar” Constellation is only seen in winter through spring, in mid-sky.  It is to the south of the “Fleeing Woman Constellation” (AKA Ursa Major  or The Big Dipper).

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The “Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12” Constellation is in the northeastern sky in this sketch. You would be facing east and looking very high up almost to mid-sky to see this constellation group this way. The altar is farther south but still in the eastern sky. This altar itself is commonly known as Leo Major“, with the smoke rising beingLeo Minor“.

 

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A little farther down this page is the sketch of this same constellation in the latter part of winter, when you look at them facing westward. You will notice that what looked like Gospel seed being cast from her left hand and left foot (see “Woman of Revelation 12-The Fleeing Woman” article for explanation of casting “Gospel Seed”) now appears like smoke or incense rising from the altar. It is not clear why the altar is sideways in back of the Woman. It would make more sense if it were directly under the Woman. However, the Lord must have some spiritual truth to convey concerning this odd positioning of the Altar. The 7 Stars (Big Dipper) is easy to see with its very bright 7 stars. But the Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) must be seen on a dark starry night, away from city lights.

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THE ZODIAC CONSTELLATION NAMES

It is not the purpose of www.theheavensdeclare.net to give any validity to the Zodiac or any pagan deities. But the common names of many constellations (such as Scorpio or Sagittarius, etc.), must be given, solely for the purpose of locating them on star-charts.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Woman of Revelation 12, (“The Woman on the Altar”)

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TOMORROW…

November 19 (The Whisperer, Part 4: “The Accuser of the Brethren”)

 

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