Daily Devotional, Year 3 – September 23 (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 16: “Nothing Left To Cling To!”)

By admin On May 2nd, 2017

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – September 23

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Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 16: “Nothing Left To Cling To!”

TO READ PART 1, CLICK HERE…August 11th (Habakkuk Says “Run!”)

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“Therefore the law is slacked,

and judgment doth never go forth:

for the wicked doth compass about the righteous;

therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.”

Habakkuk 1:4

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Habakkuk by James Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/38/Tissot_Habakkuk.jpgDo you remember when you were young and the world seemed, Oh so dependable”?

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Yes, we once thought this world to be as solid as could be!

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And we believed whatever we were told.

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And we trusted that the authorities knew what they were doing!

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And we believed this society would always be trustworthy!

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But as of late, the world doesn’t seem so trustworthy, does it?http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svg

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As a matter of fact, we’re now seeing such great worldwide paradigm shifts occurring even in our own land that it really makes us nervous, to say the least!

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

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“IN THE DAYS…WHEN THE TOWERS FALL”

Isaiah 30:25

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For instance, the political party which always claimed to be the bastion of human compassion is now embracing an ideology which has long trampled on human rights!

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Or how about our once trustworthy schools now promoting https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Unisex_pictogram.jpgsexual perversity and atheism?

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And so, what we once thought to be immovable is now showing itself to be a total sham!

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To put it concisely, “We’ve been duped!”

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ISIS murder – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

Protest – Atheists in Pride Parade – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Unisex bathroom pictogram – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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“THE GOD OF THIS WORLD HATH BLINDED THE MINDS OF MEN”

2nd Corinthians 4:4

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But why should we Christians be surprised at all this sudden corruption?

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After all, is this not the kingdom of Satan?

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And we are painfully aware that human beings are not actually the ones in charge here!

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

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“THE PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR; THAT SPIRIT THAT NOW WORKS IN THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE”

Ephesians 2:2

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No, it’s “the god of this world” who is truly in control!

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And if Satan wishes to create a paradigm shift in the world, then his loyal followers have no choice but to obey their master!

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“AND THEY (THE WORLD) WORSHIPPED THE DRAGON (SATAN)”

Revelation 13:4

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And that’s what we’re seeing today!

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Prisoners of sin and selfishness merely carrying out the grand design of their treacherous leader, Lucifer, the great fallen angel!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NOMG01ThankGodForSatan.jpg“THEIR HORSES ARE SWIFTER THAN LEOPARDS”

Habakkuk 1:8

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And that’s why there seems to be such a concerted effort in these current-day paradigm shifts.

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That’s why so many previously loyal citizens of this society have so quickly turned their backs on what they grew up believing and instead embrace things we never believed they could ever possibly support!

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March – Protest – Thank God For Satan – Wikimedia – GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or later version

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“FOR VAIN IS THE HELP OF MAN!”

Psalm 60:11 & 108:12

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And along that same line of thought, it’s totally futile for the Christian https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anti-Christian_sign_in_Federal_Plaza_Chicago.jpgcommunity to imagine that they have any power to stop these evil tides of change which are now sweeping over our land!

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Human effort by Christians is worthless…“There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength. An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.” Psalm 33:16, 17

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As this above passage reveals, Christians cannot depend upon anything but their God to deliver them!

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Protest – Anti-Christian rally in Chicago – Wikimedia

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“BUT THE KISSES OF AN ENEMY ARE DECEITFUL!”

Proverbs 27:6

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It now seems as if the Devil is pulling the proverbial rug out from under us, does it not?

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It appears as if Satan is pulling away the “welcome mat” right out from under the feet of the Christian community!

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Welcome doormat – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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So why is God letting this happen?

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Why doesn’t He stop Satan from doing all this?

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“CEASE YE FROM MAN!”

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Well, perhaps God is wanting Christians to quit being so dependant upon Mankind!

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After all, doesn’t God warn us…“Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?” Isaiah 2:22

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Yes, in these last moments of time, God is purposely allowing Satan to remove our earthly support!

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Anti-Christian Protest movement – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumphal_entry_into_Jerusalem#/media/File:Enrique_Simonet_-_Flevit_super_illam_-_1892.jpg“But the Son of man hath not where to lay His head!”

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Listen to Jesus…“And a certain scribe came, and said unto Him, Master, I will follow Thee whithersoever Thou goest. And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay His head.” Matthew 8:19, 20

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During His earthly ministry, our Lord had not where to lay His head!

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Jesus over Jerusalem – Enrique Simonet Flevit – 1892 – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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“FLEE TO THE MOUNTAINS!”

Matthew 24:16

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And in this last great showdown between good and evil, God’s people are to enlighten this world with the glory of Christ!

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And so, like Jesus, we too may soon find ourselves saying along with Jesus, that “We have not where to lay our head!”

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“And the cities of the nation fell”

Revelation 16:19

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In other words, our earthly support is quickly being removed!

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We can no longer depend on our national leaders, nor our political parties (although we never could!).

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We can no longer depend upon our schools!

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Nor our television programming (we never could!)

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Nor even our beloved churches!

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Nothing is trustworthy anymore (nor was it ever trustworthy!)

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ABOVE PICTURE: Hide Thyself in thy Chambers – inspired by Tornado Over Kansas by Curry

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No, the days of our simple-minded naivity concerning what we could and couldn’t trust has come to a swift end!

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“RUN CHRISTIAN, RUN!”

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Well, the very Good News is that “where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:” Romans 8:20

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Yes, God will provide a way of escape that we will be able to survive the days ahead!

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“Thou art my hiding place!”

Psalm 32:7http://www.muskegonartmuseum.org/collections-gallery/gallery

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And though Habakkuk tells us the time to “RUN” is now here, we can be assured that God has provided our daily bread and our abundant waters on every high mountain and every high hill.

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We simply must now flee to those mountainous places of our refuge!

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Constellation- Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains Mark 13:14

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“The sinners in Zion are afraid;

fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites…

He shall dwell on high:

his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks:

bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

Thine eyes shall see the king in His beauty:

they shall behold the Land that is very far off.”

Isaiah 33:14-17

PICTURE – Constellation – Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains – Mark 13:14 – This is not a star-chart, but merely a concept picture

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to flee to the mountain of God. Give me the desire to save my family from the destruction rising up all around us…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“August 22nd (Sodom Rising! Part 1)”, or you can also read…January 7th (TIME TO GET OUT OF DODGE!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FROM WHERE & TO WHERE DOES SHE FLEE?

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WOMAN ROTATES THROUGH THE SEASONS…

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This page is about the Big Dipper, also called the Great Bear constellation (Ursa Major ). However, the ancient pagan cultures did not see this constellation as God intended it to be seen. It is actually a headless woman in childbirth. This is seen in springtime. It is seen in the northern skies.

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But as the seasons progress, this travailing woman flips upside down, now appearing as a woman with upraised arms like eagle wings who is running (eventually flying, as shown in sketch on right) into the wilderness (westward). The single star representing her birth-child (Christ) now becomes her head (“Christ is the head of the church.” Ephesians 5:23

star-chart ursa major

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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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These are star charts from Wikipedia, with sketches of the Woman added.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)

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TOMORROW:

September 24 (Mark Now Given, Part 3: “Unjust Laws”)

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