Daily Devotional, Year 3 – October 12 (Revelation 16:12-15: “The Sixth Plague & Armageddon”)

By admin On July 8th, 2017

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – October 12

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Revelation 16:12-15: “The Sixth Plague & Armageddon”

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“And the sixth angel poured out his vial

upon the great river Euphrates;

and the water thereof was dried up,

that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.

And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs

come out of the mouth of the dragon,

and out of the mouth of the beast,

and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles,

which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world,

to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

Behold, I come as a thief.

Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments,

lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.”

Revelation 16:12-15

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This above passage foretells of the Sixth Vial of God’s wrath. And this vial is poured out upon the great River Euphrates which flows through spiritual Babylon, the mystery harlot city.

www.theheavensdeclare.net

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But this Heaven-ordained action only seems to raise Satan’s ire, causing him to send forth miracle-working spirits of devils, through his own self in his three-fold office of The Dragon of Revelation 12, as well as the two Beasts of Revelation 13.

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And these miracle-working frog-like evil spirits have purposed themselves to gather together the entire world to the battle of that great day of God, “which is called in the Hebrew tongue, Armageddon.” (see Revelation 16:16)

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ABOVE PICTURE: The Revelation 12 Dragon Constellation – winter – Signs Of Heaven.org

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“BEHOLD I COME AS A THIEF!”

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Now in this solemn warning  of Revelation 16:12-15, the Lord proclaims that Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.”

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But this coming “as a thief” is not to be confused with Christ’s coming in the clouds of glory on the last day, when “every eye shall see Him”. But rather, Christ here is coming as “a thief in the night” to put His blessing or His curse on those who profess to love and serve Him. You could perhaps say that they are merely two phases of the same event: “the coming of the Lord” 1st Thessalonians 4:15

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To the first group He is coming as “the Sun of Righteousness with healing in His wings.” Malachi 4:2.

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

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“COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE!”

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But for all those who refuse to join the exodus out of spiritual Babylon, Christ sayshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Flight_of_the_Prisoners.jpg “Come out of her, My people, lest ye partake of her sins and receive of her plagues” Revelation 18:4

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Here is the great dividing line which Malachi 3:18 describes thus…“Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth Him not.”

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Yes, while in one group, the “wise virgins”, the “day-star shall arise” in their hearts, yet of the other in group, the “foolish virgins”, the Lord will profess unto them…“I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.” (see Matthew 25:1-13 & 2nd Peter 1:19 & Matthew 7:23)

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James Tissot – The Flight of the Prisoners from Babylon – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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THE FOOLISH CANNOT ENTER

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While the wise virgins go in to the marriage feast, the foolish virgins have run out of holy oil, and cannot enter in to that feast, but “the door was shut!” Matthew 25:10

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How sad!

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But it doesn’t have to be this way!

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Five Wise Virgins – Matt 25 – www.thebiblerevival.com – Public Domain

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WHICH WORLD WILL YOU LIVE FOR?

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No, it doesn’t have to be such a sad ending! Because the Good News is that we are still living in a day in which the doors of mercy are open to all who will come in!

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But what must take place is for each and every professor of Christ to decide which world they will live for: this present fallen world of bondage to sin, or to the unfallen city above, The New Jerusalem, the mother of all true worshipers of God! (see Galatians 4:21-26)

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

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“EXAMINE YOURSELVES, PROVE YOUR OWN SELVES”

2nd Corinthians 13:5

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And then, let each man, woman and child show by their 100% devotion, that they truly mean business with God, and not merely giving God “lip-service”! (see Ezekiel 33:31)

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And so, the great question in today’s devotional is this: “Am I truly ready to lay down my entire life on the altar of self-sacrificing love for Jesus? (Romans 12:1, 2) And am I ready to spend my day in unceasing prayer and contemplation of God’s great and precious promises? (Psalm 1:1-3 & 1st Thessalonians 5:17) And even though I still must cheerfully carry out my mundane daily chores and obligations, are my eyes looking “steadfastly into Heaven?” (Acts 7:55) 

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These are the questions that must be asked and answered in this fearful hour of judgment. And may the Lord give each one of us insight into our true condition, and strength to respond whole-heartedly! 

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ABOVE STAR-CHART – late winter – Woman on the Altar & Flower of Heaven Constellation w/leaves

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And this following passage gives us the Heaven-prescribed remedy for our double-minded worldliness…

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“Ye adulterers and adulteresses,

know ye not that the friendship of the world

is enmity with God?

whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world

is the enemy of God…

Submit yourselves therefore to God.

Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 

Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you.

Cleanse your hands, ye sinners;

and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 

Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep:

let your laughter be turned to mourning,

and your joy to heaviness. 

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,

and He shall lift you up…in due season.”

(James 4:4, 8-10 & Galatians 6:9)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me an undivided heart that loves to serve Thee…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…July 30 (The Time of Jacob’s Trouble, Part 9: “Rapture-Ready, or Earthly-Entangled?”), or you can also read…July 13th (Time of Jacob’s Trouble, Part 1: Alone With God)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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COULD THERE BE A GREATER SIGN?”

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In the opening verse, “And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.” Revelation 15:1, is a direct reference to the Signs In Heaven, which God is just now graciously revealing.

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Notice that this above verse says… “And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous“.

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If ever there was a great and marvelous sign in Heaven, this 7 Star Constellation seems to be just that! And it is the easiest of all constellations to locate (excepting for those in the southernmost latitudes of the Earth who cannot see it). It seems to stand alone in the northern sky, outshining any other constellation in the night heavens! 

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As for its significance, it is easy to see the message for which it was created to bring. It looks like a bowl. A giant bowl! And in the winter, it begins to slowly tip through the night, as if it is finally spilling out its contents upon the earth, as stated in Revelation… “And the first (angel) went, and poured out his vial upon the earth” Revelation 16:2.

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And so it is not hard to see the message which this constellation presents. In the summer it begins to slowly tip. But in winter it does fully appear to pour out its contents upon the Earth.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The 7 Stars & The 7 Bowls of Wrath

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TOMORROW…

October 13 (It’s A Throw-away World, Part 2: “Mojo-Magic or Devilish Design…or Both?”)

 

 

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Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

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