Daily Devotional, Year 3 – May 8 (“He That Hath An Ear To Hear”, Part 3: “Do Ye Not Hear The Law veiled in Allegories?)

By admin On September 8th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – May 8

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“He That Hath An Ear To Hear”, Part 3: “Do Ye Not Hear The Law veiled in Allegories?”

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“(According as it is written, God hath given them (Israel) the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches (Israel), take heed lest he also spare not thee.” Romans 11:8, 20, 21

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Vincent Van Gogh, one of the world’s most infamous artists, once cut off his ear (or part of his ear), to prove his love for a certain “women of ill repute”.

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And so, his unsuccessful attempt to woo this adulterous women which he loved, left Van Gogh without his one ear (at least in part).

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Van Gogh with ear bandage – 1889 – Wikimedia – US Public Domain.

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WE TOO HAVE CUT OFF OUR EAR!

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Now today’s society laughs at Van Gogh’s foolish “sacrifice of love”.

 

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And yet, many Christians have cut off both ears, for the sake of a harlot woman’s love!

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Yes, many, or perhaps most of the professed people of God have made an even greater, “sacrifice of love” for a certain, “woman of ill repute”, which is the Bible symbol for 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

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How is this possible? How have we Christians cut off our ear?

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

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THE TWO COVENANTS

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vincent_van_gogh,_autoritratto_con_un_orecchio_bendato,_1889,_01.JPGListen to Paul…“Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which things are an allegory…” Galatians 4:21-24

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This above statement by Paul has only been partially accepted by theologians, Bible teachers, and parishioners alike!

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Oh yes, they accept Paul’s interpretation that Hagar and Sara symbolized the two covenants.

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But that’s as far as they go with this revelation.

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They do not accept this revelation as an example of how we also must interpret all the other Old Testament stories.

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

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FORBIDDING US FROM SPIRITUALIZING

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vincent_van_gogh,_autoritratto_con_un_orecchio_bendato,_1889,_01.JPGIn other words, they mistakenly believe that only Paul had some special dihttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PaulT.jpgrective from Heaven to make such an allegorical interpretation.

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And instead, today’s church leaders forbid anyone else from allegorizing all those Old Testament stories.

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In fact, there has been a longstanding so-called “hermeneutic” forbidding anyone from making a spiritual interpretation of any part of the Bible, either Old or New Testament, unless context demands a spiritual interpretation.

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Paul the Apostle – Artist – Valentin de Boulogne or Nicolas Tournier – circa 1500s – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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NOT HEARING THE LAW

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PaulT.jpgBut the part of this passage from Galatians 4 which most theologians totally ignore is the part in which Paul prefaces his allegorization by saying, “Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?”

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In other words, Paul is asking the question, “Don’t you also see the allegorical nature of this story of Hagar, Sara and their two sons?”

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Thus Paul is revealing that the church of Galatia should have already understood this allegory.

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THE WHOLE BIBLE IS ABOUT THE GOSPEL

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vincent_van_gogh,_autoritratto_con_un_orecchio_bendato,_1889,_01.JPGListen again…“Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me.” John 5:39.

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Here again, Jesus is scolding the Jews for not seeing that the Bible is all about the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

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In other words, the entire Bible relates to the Church and to Christ!

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But the Bible student must study, “comparing spiritual things with spiritual”, to finally arrive at the, “hidden manna”, contained in those true, historical accounts.

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Jesus Speaks Near Treasury – James Tissot – courtesy Brooklyn Museum – US public domain

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ENTIRE BIBLE IS PROPHETIC

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vincent_van_gogh,_autoritratto_con_un_orecchio_bendato,_1889,_01.JPGListen once more, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg“…for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Revelation 19:10

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The entire Bible is the testimony of Jesus, thus being prophetic in its very nature.

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While many theologians claim that there are only 300 or so prophecies in the Old Testament, the fact is, the entire Old Testament is, “the spirit of prophecy”!

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From Genesis through the prophets, prophecy after prophecy is hidden in those laws and testimonies, and must be searched out comparing scripture with scripture!

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Holy Bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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A CARNALLY-MINDED CHURCH-WORLD!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vincent_van_gogh,_autoritratto_con_un_orecchio_bendato,_1889,_01.JPGThe carnal mind is not capable of properly understanding spirhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:No-Page.svgitual things, just as it is written… “Which things also we speak…comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural (carnal) man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1st Corinthians 2:13, 14

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Here is revealed that the carnal or sensual mind is incapable of discerning spiritual things, to a great degree!

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CHURCH FILLED WITH ITCHING EARS!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vincent_van_gogh,_autoritratto_con_un_orecchio_bendato,_1889,_01.JPGThe sad fact is, we have come to the place in which Paul prophesied of… “For the time will come when they (the apostate church-world) 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…” 2nd Timothy 4:3, 4

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This is the current condition of today’s apostate prosperity-driven church-world.

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There is no more desire to understand the deeper truths of the Bible.

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The church-world has no desire to die-to-self in Christ.

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Evangelist Preaching – Church – Audience hands – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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ONLY ONE CORRECT SPIRITUAL INTERPRETATION

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vincent_van_gogh,_autoritratto_con_un_orecchio_bendato,_1889,_01.JPGBut those who carefully and prayerfully compare spiritual things with spiritual,http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg can only come up with one correct spiritual interpretation.

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In other words, the Bible is a faithful Book.

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And by studying all related passages on any given subject, God reveals the one true allegorical meaning to each story.

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And by staying within the proper parameters, namely, the Gospel of Salvation, the Spirit-filled Bible student should be able to discover some aspect of the Gospel hidden between the lines!

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WE ALSO HAVE, “AN UNCTION FROM THE HOLY ONE!”

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vincent_van_gogh,_autoritratto_con_un_orecchio_bendato,_1889,_01.JPGAnd so, when Paul admonishes us by saying, “Do ye not hear the Law”, let’s not imagine that only Paul had the authority to allegorize those Bible stories.

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Listen…“But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you…” 1st John 2:20, 27 

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Here is a great statement by God, that the Holy Spirit can teach us all things we need to know, as long as we depend solely upon the Bible and the Bible only!

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And, “all things”, includes the spiritual allegorical truths hidden within all those wonderful Bible stories!

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Holy Bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic. 

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TAKE NO MAN’S WORD WITHOUT VERIFICATION

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Oh yes, we may choose to listen to some faithful Bible teacher at times.

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But we must always check out what he is teaching against what the Bible teaches to verify and confirm any and every supposed Bible truth which he presents.

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And for Heaven’s sake, we should never listen to any teacher who tries to compel us to follow that non-biblical hermeneutic that forbids us from allegorizing all those wonderful stories found in both Testaments!

 

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Bible Study Group – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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TO READ PART 4, GO HERE…August 9 (He That Hath An Ear To Hear, Part 4: “World Without Ears!” CONTINUED)

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The Reader is encouraged to listen to this 24 minute audio Bible study on Jeremiah and Amos concerning having “ears to hear”. This Jeremiah study (#251) is presented by the late Harold Camping of Family Radio.org.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me two ears to hear Thy Fatherly reproofs and corrections. Let me take account of my life each and every day, and turn away from my love for this present world, and begin to look steadfastly Heavenward…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…January 8th (Was Blind, But Now I See!), or you can also read this next article…“FEBRUARY 18 (Martha, the “Doer” & Mary, the “Hearer”)”

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE HOLY GHOST RIDER CONSTELLATION

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This newest Signs Of Heaven Constellation (Fall, 2013) is by far the faintest of constellations, but is a very incredible and awesome one in a number of ways (which this article will explain).

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It is primarily comprised of the Camelopardalis Constellation (head and upper back), plus about 5 stars from the Cassiopeia Constellation (his leg), plus some random stars. It appears as an outline of a rider. Only the back of his head is detailed. And his back and the back of his legs are also detailed. Both sides of his arm are visible, and his hand is gripping the horses mane, and that is detailed by three stars (which are also part of the horse’s mane). The rider is in a position vaguely similar to a race-horse jockey. The two brightest stars in this constellation, are from the Cassiopeia Constellation, and are part of his leg. All the rest of the stars are very faint, and must be viewed on a very starry night.

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Since this constellation has just been revealed, there may be more to this constellation in the coming months. But if you can locate the Goodly Horse in Battle Constellation, then you shouldn’t have too much trouble locating this Rider Constellation, provided you have excellent star-watching conditions. 

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The above picture is not a totally accurate, but hopefully close enough to locate these constellations in the night-sky. Scroll down this page to see actual star-charts.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation

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TOMORROW…

May 9 (We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood! Part 2, “Dealing With Defiant Children!”)

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO STUDY IN JEREMIAH 

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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 STUDY #126 IS PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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