Daily Devotional, Year 4 – February 29 (Flee To The Mountain! Part 24: “Pillar of Salt Churches”)

By admin On January 24th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – February 29

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Flee To The Mountain! Part 24: “Pillar of Salt Churches”

TO READ PART 1, CLICK HERE… “May 30th (Flee To The Mountains!)”

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“And it came to pass, when they had brought them (Lot and his family) forth abroad, that He said, ‘Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed’…But his wife looked back…and she became a pillar of salt.” Genesis 19:17, 26

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Lot Flees Sodom – www.christianimagesource.com

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In the Daily Devotional, “Am I A Pillar of Salt?” (click here to read), it was stated that many church-goers have become like a pillar of salt, spiritually speaking. For the most part, those who are still in the churches, have refused, to a great extent, to flee from the wrath to come.

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Oh yes, most parishioners make some type of claim to have parted ways with the world.

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And yet, too many still vigorously pursue much of the vain pleasures and earthly treasures of this selfish world.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Not-very-funny Judgment Day Cartoon – a party tonight – signsofheaven.org

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A WORLD OF SELFISH PURSUITS

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The fact is, far too many professors of Christ are still immersed in the ungodly influences and pollutions of the world: television, secular radio and Internet, clubs, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:New_york_times_square-terabass.jpgorganizations, sports, hobbies, time-consuming newspapers & magazines, frequent restauranting, movies, ambitious careers, and many other similar pursuits, all to the poverty of the soul! They’re all settled down and still living for the world to a great extent.

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Now obviously, it is difficult to totally avoid every worldly endeavor, especially for those who have family obligations. (And a certain amount of the more innocent pleasures and pursuits are possibly necessary for the unsaved family members. And much prayer for great wisdom is required in such cases.)

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But there must be a constant and on-going repentance in the life of every Believer, knowing that Satan is going to try to pull us back into the world.

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New York Times Square – terabass – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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SOLIDIFIED CHURCHES

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http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficheiro:Transfiguration_bloch.jpgBut today’s devotional is more concerned with church organizations who have become solidified in their doctrinal beliefs to the degree that they refuse to go any further in the heart purification from unchristlike worldly elements.

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In other words, the churches no longer seek to, “all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:” Ephesians 4:13.

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Transfiguration – Bloch – Wikimedia Commons – US Public-Domain

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FRATERNAL/SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS

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To a great degree, the church-world is content to be a collection of individual social/fraternal clubs, in which the parishioners can continue enjoying the pleasures and pursuits of the world, and still surround themselves with an outer veneer of religiosity.

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Oh yes, the more benign and non-threatening verses of the Bible are being preached each week. But either by word or by example, the leaders of the church are maintaining a quasi-Christian environment in which the more world-loving parishioners can continue to thrive.

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And the problem with this is that this low-grade of piety influences both the young and old parishioners who might otherwise seek to “walk even as He (Christ) walked”. 1st John 2:6

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In other words, today’s churches have become like Lot’s wife: a pillar of salt: solidified in their worldly-minded ways!

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CHURCH-WIDE APOSTASY FORETOLD

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The Apostle, Paul, warned that this day would come…“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2nd Timothy 4:3, 4

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Yes, this above verse is speaking of today’s church-world which has become like a pillar of salt, and cannot flee to the Mountain (which symbolizes the fulness of Christ).

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We love our parties, and weddings, and outings, car-washes, sports games, movie-nights and potlucks (which might have been OK, if the conversations at such events were about the Bible, but mostly consisted of worldly conversations).

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Even those few once truly faithful Christian radio stations have, as of late, gone steadily backward, right back into Babylonian captivity!

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ABOVE PHOTO: church evangelist – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul…” 

Jeremiah 51:6 

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Now the Good News in this very sad report is, that God only wanted us to continue in these organizations, fellowshiping until the day in which we were commanded to flee!

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Listen to the Prophet, Habakkuk…“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2:2, 3

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Yes, the Chaldeans have surrounded God’s people to the point that “wrong judgment proceedeth” from the various church organizations and radio stations, as it says in Habakkuk 1:4

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And when the vision begins to speak, then it is time for God’s true worshipers to, “RUN!”, as Habakkuk warns. (read such articles as the little series, “Habakkuk says ‘Run!'”

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Well, that day has already come!

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Habakkuk by James Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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“escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed!”

Genesis 19:17

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It is now time for God’s true worshipers to vacate these pillar-of-salt organizations.

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Genesis19-17.jpgBut God has provided heavenly bread and spiritual waters of grace, “upon every high mountain and every high hill in the day when the towers (churches) fall” Isaiah 30:25

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And for those faithful and righteous “Lots”, who must flee from today’s Sodom, they will be delighted to find that God has provided an abundant supply of heavenly bread and spiritual waters of grace upon those spiritual mountains!

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But those who refuse to flee will suffer the same fate as Mrs. Lot! They will become as a pillar of salt, suffering the judgments of God, the moment they look back at their comfortable religion.

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Picture – Lot Escapes – www.thebiblerevival.com offers free Bible clipart – Public Domain.

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DON’T LOOK BACK!

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“Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD’S vengeance; He will render unto her a recompense. Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD’S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.” Jeremiah 51:6, 7

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Dear Soul, if any man has ears to hear, then there is hope for that individual! But only in one direction: out!

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This above call to flee out of Babylon, is a warning to flee from the apostate churches. But don’t look back! “Remember Lot’s wife!”

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Don’t look back at all those fun potlucks, weddings, picnics, sports games, and social parties, dances, excursions!

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Don’t look back at those alluring, sensually dressed women singing their sensual-voiced, so-called, “praise” songs!

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Don’t look back at all those syrupy-sweet sermons, which encourage going after worldly pleasures and proud pursuits!

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Don’t look back at all those funny jokes and entertaining stories by all those charismatic speakers! 

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Don’t look back at all those titillating exotic prophecy seminars which focus on world events instead of upon the Gospel of Jesus! (read October 3rd (The Revelation of Jesus, Part 1, Seeing Jesus in Prophecy))

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Don’t look back at all the nice, warm companionship you once had with those who now stubbornly refuse to flee out of the midst of Babylon!

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Lot Flees Sodom – www.christianimagesource.com

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Two Turtledoves (Sagittarius)

“But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity. All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water. They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads. They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold (supposed morality) shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD:” Ezekiel 7:16-19

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TO READ PART 25, CLICK HERE…Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 19 (Flee To The Mountains, Part 25: “Am I a Lot, or an Abraham?”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to flee from all the unwholesome influences. Bless my family too! Teach us to hide ourselves under the shadow of Thy wings…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “How To Be Hidden in the Day of Wrath” or you can also read… “Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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TWO TURTLE-DOVES CONSTELLATION

LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION

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This constellation appears in early spring in the south. It moves from east to west during the night and slowly moves to the western horizon by fall. It is commonly known as Sagittarius. (The three stars at the top of the 2nd Turtle-dove are not shown in some Sagittarius Star-charts, but are in others.)

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Sagittarius Constellation star-chart from a wikipedia. Editor of this site has sketched in the Turtle-Doves. Star-chart is under Share-alike license

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GOD’S LAST CALL

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So these Two Turtle-Doves are a sign of witnessing to a lost and dying world. And it may just be that these Two Turtle-Doves are a sign of God’s last message to the world!

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Yes, the Bible says… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” Luke 21:25-27.

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And so, if these signs are a fulfillment of Luke’s prophecy, then these Two Turtle-Doves are a symbol of God’s last message of mercy to this world!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… What Is The Meaning of the Two Turtle-Doves Constellation?

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TOMORROW:

Daily Devotional, Year 4 – March 1 (He That Hath An Ear To Hear, Part 6: “Strong Delusion!”)

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ELLEN WHITE VISION

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The following 7 minute audio reading is from Ellen White’s early visions…

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Click here to listen… Vision of the Narrow Pathway 

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s nearly 50 year-long series of 90 minute nightly talk shows…This is Open Forum Show #249

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