Daily Devotional, Year 3 – October 18 (Almost All Is Vanity, Part 7 – “It’s a Sad, Sad, Sad, Sad World!”)

By admin On August 3rd, 2017

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – October 18

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Almost All Is Vanity, Part 7 – “It’s a Sad, Sad, Sad, Sad World!”

To read the first part of this topic, go here…April 22nd (Almost All Is Vanity (Meaningless)! Part 1)

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Our “best friend” (either the Internet, the radio, or the television) would have us to believe that all is well, and things will continue to go on, just like it has for the past thousands of years.

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Yes, these prophets of the airwaves are ever available to sooth our fears and pat us on the back! 

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“There’s nothing to worry about”, they confidently assure us…“Tomorrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.” Isaiah 56:12

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ABOVE PICTURE: The Pied Piper of Television – www.signsofheaven.org

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“WE WON’T EVEN BE HERE!”

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Now that we are living in the day when the False Prophet of Revelation 13 is ruling and reigning over the earth, we are hedged in on every side by the false comforters who keep us from getting too alarmed!

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“Oh, you don’t have to worry”, they assure us,God is going to remove His people so that they won’t have to go through the Great Tribulation!”

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And so we return to our daily labor and to the life which we love, confidently telling ourselves, “Yes, it’s a bad world, but my little corner of it is still flourishing!”

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ABOVE PICTURE: Unfunny Judgment Day Cartoon – a party tonight – signsofheaven.org

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IT’S A SAD, SAD, SAD, SAD WORLD!

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And as we go about our daily routine, we become oblivious to the heartachehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Madworldposter.jpg, loneliness, sadness, injustice, and misery all around, in every direction.

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And all the while, the False Prophet (working through Hollywood) keeps churning out feel-good movies: movies like that old one called, “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”, which the entire family loved and laughed at, when in truth, it’s a sad, sad, sad, sad world!

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Mad world poster – Wikimedia – Fair Use Rationale

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OUR DAILY DISREGARD

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We get out of bed in the morning, barely cognizant that half the world’s https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shiite_Muslims_executed_by_ISIS.pnginhabitants are really suffering, for one reason or another!

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We drink our morning coffee, without a thought for the millions who are being kidnapped and sold into slavery, both in this society and around the world!

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And as we drive down to the mall, we hardly consider how many elderly ones are sitting alone at home, in their dark room, hurting and suffering in one way or another.

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And we turn our head the other direction to avoid meeting eyes with that beggar on the corner, whose body and mind has been ravaged by years of alcohol or drug abuse. 

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And as we wander from shop to shop, there are many living with little or no hope, all because that cruel iron citadel known as “atheism” has left them without any hope for the future!

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We place our order at the drive-thru window, with little regard for the starving multitudes who can just barely hang on for another day, merely existing in their world of stark scarcity, sometimes eating the dung of animals, just to survive!

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And we hurry home from church service to catch that big game, blissfully ignorant that hundreds of thousands of unsaved souls are slipping down into their Christless graves each and every day, hopelessly lost for all eternity!

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And as we lie down each night seemingly safe and secure in our nicely appointed houses, we do not realize that a great portion of the world are being savagely displaced by Satan’s cruel armies, having to flee to wherever they can find refuge, often ending up slaughtered by heartless monsters, merely devils in human bodies!

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ISIS murder – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

Kidnapping – Abduction – Hostage exercise – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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

Drunk Panhandler-wikipedia-public-domain

Orphan on Mothers Grave – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

Starving little girl – Wikipedia – Public Domain

Old Jewish Cemetery – Prague Czech Republic – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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

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“FOR VAIN THE HELP OF MAN”

Psalm 60:11 & 108:12

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Yes, it truly is a sad, sad, sad, sad world!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dore_Solomon_Proverbs.png

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And the world’s inhabitants can do little, or nothing at all, to turn things around!

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As a matter of fact, the more that the world attempts to solve its own problems, the worse things get!

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And the wise man still calls out daily to this busy work-a-day world…“Meaningless, meaningless! All is meaningless!” Ecclesiastes 1:1

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Dore – Solomon – Proverbs – Wikipedia – Public domain (2)

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A RAY OF HOPE IN THE DARKNESS 

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But there is a bright ray of hope piercing through the Stygian darkness of this hopeless world!

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Yes, the Lord is now calling out a people to enter into His service as kingly priests to stand before His Mercy Seat on behalf of all those who are held captives in the chains of darkness which envelop this sad world!

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Yes, God has called us to enter by faith into His heavenly throne room, to behttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-081218-M-4507D-001.jpg co-priests with Jesus as He ministers before the Ark in the Most Holy Place!

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Oh what a joy the Holy Spirit places in our heart as we lay down our lives for the One who laid down His life for us!

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And as we dedicate the rest of our lives to His service of unceasing prayer and constant meditation of His Word, we can take comfort that our prayers will be answered on behalf of those who cannot pray for themselves!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Prayer – Wherefore He is able to save to the uttermost…” Hebrews 7:25

Prayer – USMC – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

Prayer – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“Behold, bless ye the LORD,

all ye servants of the LORD,

which by night stand in the house of the LORD. 

 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary,

and bless the LORD…

to minister before the ark continually,

as every day’s work required:”

Psalm 134:1, 2 & 1st Chronicles 16:37

 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to give myself unto prayer throughout my each and every day…and night…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…June 16th (God’s Royal Priesthood Today!) or you can also read this shorter article… DECEMBER 9 (Almost All Is Vanity! Part 3: It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World!)

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE 7 STARS IMITATE THE CROSS OF ORION

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“Let the people praise Thee, O God; let all the people praise Thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.” Psalm 67:5-7

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Jesus came to this Earth to give His life a ransom for many. But He also came to take up His Cross as the example of how we should also love one another. He was (and is) the living breathing Word of God, for all the heavens and earth to behold! And when His ministry was finished, He returned to Heaven. But He left instructions for the human family.

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And He says to us all… “For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.” John 13:15.

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This concept is written in the heavens. God has placed the stars in such a way that tells this marvelous concept of lifting up the Cross of Christ: self-sacrificing love for Mankind.

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First, Orion, representing Christ, lifts up the Cross. Then, just a little later, the 7 Stars Constellation, representing God’s Church finally lifts up the Cross, seemingly in response to Orion’s prior example.

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These two constellations are the two brightest and most prominent constellations in the winter-night sky. And they represent the two greatest concepts of life: Christ and His Church. No, not a particular denomination. But God’s True Worshippers, wherever they may be interspersed among the inhabitants of the world.

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(The sketch to the above left is ‘Orion’ as it is seen, beginning in October in the pre-dawn hours, in mid-sky. The sketch to the right is of the ‘7 Stars’ Constellation as it is seen through the first half of winter, as it imitates Orion. These above two sketches are both rough drafts of those two constellations, Orion as well as the 7 Stars. And while they are not completely accurate, they are close enough to the actual constellations, for website guests to hopefully be able to locate them in the night sky. ) 

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ABOVE PICTURE: The Cross of Orion – www.theheavensdeclare.net

ABOVE PICTURE – 7 Stars Constellation as the Cross (aka Big Dipper) – winter – signsofheaven.org – not for commercial uses

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…‘7 Stars’ Imitate ‘The Cross of Orion’

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TOMORROW…

October 19 (Sodom Rising, Part 19: “Same-Gender Marriage & The New-Agey ‘Christian’ Guru!”)

 

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Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

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