Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 13 (A 3-Fingered Judgment-Day, Part 7: “Snowflakes”)

By admin On January 13th, 2018

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“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 13

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A 3-Fingered Judgment-Day, Part 7: “Snowflakes”

To read Part 1, click here…January 20th (3 Fingered Judgment-Day)

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“Therefore judge nothing before the time,

until the Lord come,

who both will bring to light

the hidden things of darkness,

and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts:

and then shall every man have praise of God.”

1st Corinthians 4:5

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GOD THREATENS US ABOUT JUDGING!

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the accusing finger share-alike license www.signsofheaven.orgGod tells us plainly… “Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.” Romans 2:1

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With such an indictment as this above verse points out, how can we still point the accusing finger at others? Yes, whenever we point the accusing finger at somebody else, there are indeed, three fingers pointing right back at us!

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And of course, the number “three” is the very number of the Godhead, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

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Finger-pointing icon – Wikimedia – Share-alike-license

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“I KNOW YA ARE, BUT WHAT AM I!?” 

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Don%27t_Kid_Yourself...it%27s_Up_to_You._Stop_Him%5E_-_NARA_-_534297.jpgIn the fiery political wars now occurring, there is a whole lot of name-calling going on between the two major ideologies commonly referred to as the “Left” and the “Right”.

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“He’s a modern-day ‘Hitler'” is often growled in this red-hot partisan battle now raging.

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Adolph Hitler – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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SNOWFLAKES

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Another derogatory tag which has emerged, is to call someone a “snowflake”. And this term is used to describe college students who cannot tolerate hearing any opposing political viewpoint.

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In other words, calling some student a “snowflake” is to say that they will simply “melt away” (not literally, but figuratively) whenever confronted by an opposing opinion.

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Berkeley protests – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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SNOWFLAKES: NATURE’S LITTLE WONDER!

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Well it’s too bad that society often hijacks so many good and wonderful aspects of Creation, and stains them with a bad connotation. (the beautiful “rainbow” is another marvel of God’s Creation which has been hijacked)

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Now of course, the snowflake is no less a marvel of nature than the rainbow! After all, we are told that no two snowflakes are alike. Yes, it seems as if these little wonders have an endless variety of unique geometric designs: each of them beautiful in their own special way.

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Snowflakes – Wilson Bentley – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“…THE EARTH, IT SHALL TEACH THEE”

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Well of course, setting aside the sheer beauty of the snowflake, these unique little creations can teach us lessons too!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aaron_Burden_2017-02-01_(Unsplash).jpgListen…“But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this? In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.” Job 12:7-10 

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Here is a great revelation about nature: that it can be enjoyed on multiple levels. Not only can we just revel in nature for it’s sheer beauty, but also, we can learn more about our Creator from the countless objects of Creation. Yes, the Gospel is written throughout nature; from the tiniest atom to the greatest galaxy, God’s love is to be found.

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Snowflake – Aaron Burden 2017-02-01 (Unsplash) – Wikimedia – Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication

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So just what can we learn from the tiny snowflake?

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

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GOD, A LOVER OF VARIETY

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Well, the obvious lesson is that God is a lover of variety. Yes, the seemingly infinite variety of snowflake designs are a reminder that all of Creation is filled with variety. From rocks, to trees, to mountains, to valleys, to rivers and lakes and oceans, to flowers, and to animals, we instinctively understand that God is a lover of variety.

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Four seasons – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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Now this brings us to the point of today’s devotional.

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Exclamation Mark – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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A ‘ONE-COOKIE-CUTTER’ GOD?

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Although this website has attempted to lay down biblical principles concerning how people should live, especially Christians, nobody should get the idea that God has only one cookie-cutter design for all humans.

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Especially when it comes to one’s employment, or his or her choice of living quarters, none of us can make “a hard-and-fast rule-of-thumb”. We’re just not smart enough nor are we wise enough to be the judge of such matters!

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Gingerbread man – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

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OUR HEAVENLY FATHER KNOWS BEST

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Only our infinite Heavenly Father knows what’s best for each of His children. Every personal need http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:John_Constable_The_Hay_Wain.jpgand circumstance of each individual is as varied as the unique little snowflakes! Only God knows the particular needs of each human.

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For example, one person may require a much higher paying career than the next person. Or one person may require a new home, while another can be happy with just a little shanty. One person can be a veritable “Apostle Paul”, traveling afoot through the land, while another requires a cottage by a pond. 

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John Constable – The Hay Wain Cottage by a river – Wikipedia – US public domain

Paul Tentmaking – La Vista Church of Christ – Creative Commons License

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“JUDGE NOTHING BEFORE THE TIME!”

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We just cannot limit how God works in the lives of others. That’s why we are counseled to “Judge nothing before the time until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.” 1st Corinthians 4:5

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And so, the bottom line is this: let’s just prayerfully seek out God’s will for our own self, and leave the remainder of humanity in His capable hands!

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TO READ PART 8, CLICK HERE…March 6 (A 3-Fingered Judgment-Day, Part 8: “Judgment Day: What Did We Expect?”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to leave all judgment to Thee…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 2nd Face: The Pharisee Scorner”, or you can also read…June 8 (The Great Babylonian Dream-Machine! Part 4: “Cookie-Cutter Lifestyles!”) CONTINUED

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“THE SCORNER (THE PHARISEE)”

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Please tilt your head to the left. Do you see a man with a very long pointed nose. (Obviously, the sketch to the right is just an exaggeration in order to help you find the face in the photo to the left.)

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Do you see an angry look? His right eye-brow is raised as if he is judging.

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This second face in the Moon appears to be that of a combination of a man as well as a fox. Or maybe a wolf. Doesn’t he have a long narrow nose like a wolf or fox? Maybe even a dog. Nevertheless, the expression on his face, as he appears to look down upon the Earth, is that of scorn.

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Unlike the first Moon-man’s sad look of shock and awe (click here to see and read about); this ‘man/fox/wolf/dog’ appears to be that of anger and scorn. As if he is disgusted at the sinful planet below. He is very moral, you see.

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THIS BEAST WITHIN

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Well, the Bible has much to say about Pharisees. And the Bible has much to say about wolves, and foxes, and dogs. And this wolf-face inscribed in the Moon has much to tell us about ourselves. So if you are a truth-seeker, then this article will be an eye-opener, as we explore just what the Bible has to say about these things. And the fact is, this Pharisee Moon-Beast is in the heart of each and every human. And so, if you (or me) find that this wolf-man has some things in common, please don’t despair. For God is giving us these signs, while there still is time. While there still is hope.

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THE PHARISEES…

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“Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.” Prov. 21:24

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Yes this wolf-like beast-face in the Moon, is what the Bible calls a proud Pharisee. They were the morality crowd. They were the finger pointers. They were the scorners. They didn’t realize that their own pride was even more reprehensible to God than the drunkenness, immorality, or sexual perversions of the unsaved of the world.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 2nd Face: The Pharisee Scorner”

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TOMORROW:

January 14 (Keeping 1 Day Holy, Part 7: “The Dumbing Down of Society”)

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THE GREAT CONTROVERSY BY ELLEN G. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Luther95theses.jpgWHITE

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This 44 chapter audio book is a brief history of the Church, from the Cross of Christ forward to the Return of Christ.

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Chapter 11 – The Netherlands And Scandinavia

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Martin Luther – 95 Theses – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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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 #62

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons lic.

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