Daily Devotional, Year 3: October 29 (Noble Bereans, Part 25: “The Message of the Second Angel of Revelation 14”

By admin On October 16th, 2017

 

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Daily Devotional, Year 3: October 

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Noble Bereans, Part 25: “The Message of the Second Angel of Revelation 14”

To read part 1, click here…“September 2nd (Noble Bereans?)”

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So, in this little series, the subject of those noble Bereans has been introduced. And today, it is still worthy of a little more exploration into another area of concern.

 

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Let’s look at the key Bible passage… “And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming there, went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:10, 11

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St Paul Preaching in Athens (Raphael, 1515) Wikipedia US public domain

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AN OPEN-MINDED SPIRIT IN BEREA

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OK, so those in Berea were more noble, because they: 

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1. “Received the Word with all readiness of mind.” 

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2. “And searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”

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And so, the Bereans were ready to receive new teachings, which no doubt, conflicted with the supposed, “orthodox” teachings of that day.

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Thus there was an open-mindedness which permeated their hearts, and a willingness to search the Scriptures daily, in hopes that these seemingly new teachings were indeed true!

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La Bible, Notre-Dame – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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2ND ANGEL’S MESSAGE

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burgkmair_whore_babylon_color.jpgIn today’s devotional, the message of the 2nd angel of Revelation 14 will be our focus… ”And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” Revelation 14:8

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Here is a message which, while written in veiled allegorical language, yet with a little study can readily be seen to be speaking of the apostate church-world. Yes, while the Old Testament reveals that Babylon is a spiritual picture of Old Testament Jerusalem, nevertheless, Galatians 4:25, 26 reveals Jerusalem in the following revelation by Paul… ”For this Agar (Sara’s handmaid) is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem (represented by Sara) which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.”

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So Paul here reveals that both Sara and her handmaid, Hagar were given by God to be spiritual allegories representing both the Church-apostate as well as the Church-faithful. Yes, here we have the two divisions within the church-world: those in the Church who are unsaved, and still in bondage to their sins, and those who have truly become “Born Again” into the kingdom of Heaven, which is, “the Jerusalem above”. Yes, Hagar represents Salvation by human works, while Sara represents Salvation by the promise of God.

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And so, when the Bible speaks of spiritual Babylon, we need not look any further than the Jerusalem which is still in bondage to sin, i.e., the apostate portion of the Church.

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ABOVE PICTURE – The whore city, Babylon, the apostate church-world – Burgkmair – 1523 AD – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

Sarah & Hagar – Foster Bible Pictures – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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HAROLD CAMPING

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Now there was one man who warned of these things to the world. His name was Harold Camping. And he faithfully preached that today’s church-world has become apostate, and as a result, has been vomited out of the mouth of Jesus, even as it is written…”So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of My mouth.” Revelation 3:16. Today’s Church, because of a lack of religious persecution has gone headlong after the vain pleasures and ambitious pursuits of the world. 

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But for over 30 years Harold Camping faithfully encouraged his radio audience to attend church each week, even though he realized how apostate they were becoming.

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“Do the best you can to find a church which is reasonably faithful to the Bible. Don’t set your expectations too high”, Camping could often be heard advising his nightly callers.

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Harold Camping – Wikipedia – copyrighted – not-for-free-use

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“FOR THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THEY WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE”

2nd Timothy 4:3

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However, in the last 20 years of his life, Camping finally understood that it was his duty to give

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the 2nd angel’s message that the churches had surpassed the limits of God’s forbearance.

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And so, after much study and much prayer he eventually reversed his stance by finally giving the message… “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.” Revelation 18:4, 5.

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And being a master mathematician, Camping calculated many time prophecies concerning the time of the end, when the Revelation 18 message was to be given to… ”Come out of her, My people.”

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And no, Harold Camping was not the 2nd angel of Revelation 14, but was a fallible human giving a message symbolized by an angel flying in Heaven. 

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

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CAMPING CONSTANTLY UPLIFTED THE BIBLE

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As a matter of fact, Camping oft repeated a daily warning…Don’t trust me! Study the Bible for your own selves! Check out what I teach against what the Bible says! I too have feet of clay, and am not to be trusted as the Bible is to be trusted. The Bible is the only infallible Word of God! Study, study, study!”

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On Camping’s daily 90 minute question/answer radio talk-show, he could be heard faithfully uttering this disclaimer perhaps a dozen times each night. 

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STUDIED 4 TO 6 HOURS DAILY

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Nevertheless, in spite of his several erroneous beliefs, http://www.wikiart.org/en/gustave-dore/baruch-writes-jeremiah-s-prophecies#supersized-artistPaintings-201408Camping was a self-taught theologian of the first order!

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Aware of the many other gross errors being promulgated in the modern-day seminaries, Camping studied for his own self, for about an average of 4-6 hours daily. And his daily radio Bible studies thoroughly scoured the Bible, word-by-word, verse-by-verse, often taking several years of individual daily 25 minute audio Bible studies to complete even one particular book of the Bible. For instance, his study into Jeremiah contains well over 600 individual 25 minute audio studies!

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And in those daily studies he thoroughly dissected each verse, often referring to the Hebrew for word analysis, plus much cross-referencing of other related passages found elsewhere in the Bible.

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Prophet Jeremiah Dictates to Baruch – Wikiart.com – US Public Domain

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And so, tomorrow’s devotional will focus on the message of the 3rd angel of Revelation 14.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be an open-minded seeker of truth, even if it means giving up a very highly regarded Church opinion! Let me be willing to investigate any seemingly new teaching if it appears to have some biblical validity…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… ” FEBRUARY 10 (The Deserted Island Theologian!)”or you can also read…JUNE 13 (Why The World Didn’t End on May 21, 2011) 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FINALLY WALKING UPWARD INTO THE HIGHWAYS OF ETERNITY

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Day by day, you will find yourself walking, like the Disciples, spreading the precious Gospel seed wherever the Spirit leads.

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Taking the lovely name of Jesus, with every word spoken. Walking through this sin-darkened world, witnessing to those who take notice that of a truth, Jesus is present within you. Even like faithful Enoch, walking through the highways and byways of life in this world, spreading the Gospel-seed of unpretentious love.

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Day by day, you will become more and more closed in with God. Moment by moment, your heart will become intertwined with God’s heart, eventually two hearts beating as one heart.

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And just like Enoch, when the appointed time of sojourning on earth is finally done…you will walk onward…and upward…and into the highways and byways of eternity. (“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” Genesis 5:24).

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ThomasCole-Pilgrim of the Cross at the End of His Journey wikimedia US public domain

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Castor and Pollux & The Mystery Ship of Scripture”

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TOMORROW…

October 30 (Noble Bereans, Part 26 – “The Message of the Third Angel of Revelation 14”)

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO JEREMIAH STUDY

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YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. 

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THIS IS STUDY #300 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

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Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

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