Daily Devotional, Year 4 – February 23 (Flee To The Mountains, Part 23: “How To Be Like John the Baptist: His Gravitas!”)

By admin On January 24th, 2018

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – February 23

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Flee To The Mountains, Part 23: “How To Be Like John the Baptist: His Gravitas!”

To read part 1 of this article, click here… Today’s Devotional – May 30th (Flee To The Mountains!)

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In His great mercy, the Lord raised up John The Baptist to warn His people to, “Flee from the wrath to come!” Matthew 3:7 & Luke 3:7

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And so, John The Baptist came in the traditional style of the Old Testament prophets, pointing the accusing finger, and issuing that fiery message to the curious crowds who collected all around him.

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John the Baptist by J. Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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OTHER ARTICLES ON JOHN

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This website has a number of articles which highlight various aspects of John’s godly character, encouraging us to imitate these qualities in our own lives.

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John the Baptist by Harold Copping www.wikigallery.com US public domain

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“DEACONS BE GRAVE…SO MUST THEIR WIVES”

1st Timothy 3:8, 11

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PaulT.jpgNow one quality which gave John’s ministry greater force and effectiveness was his seriousness in which he preached to the world. There was not one ounce of frivolity nor of giddiness. Nor was there any jesting mingled in to his stern call to repent and flee from the wrath to come.

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Of course, John was no different from any other Bible hero. Whether we’re speaking of Jesus, Paul, Peter, John the Apostle, giddiness, silliness, or comedy was never once heard from these men. They had a critical mission to fulfill. And the call to flee from the wrath to come was never to be tainted by any unchristlike behavior.

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

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DESIRE OF AGES CHAPTER ON JOHN

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Now at the bottom of this page is an audio reading of Ellen White’s chapter concerning John the Baptist. And even though Ellen White’s writings were never mingled with joking or silliness, they had an underlying hopefulness and joy which permeated throughout.

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And so, the Reader is highly encouraged to listen to this wonderful chapter written in story form, just right for the whole family to enjoy…

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

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to order my life in such a way, that the world can see Christ in me…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…JANUARY 10th (How a Joke Killed!), or you can also read… November 10 (Noble Bereans, Part 29: “Re-Thinking Ellen White Concerning Jesting”)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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Two Turtledoves (Sagittarius)

“But they that escape of them shall escape,

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and shall be on the mountains

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like doves of the valleys,

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all of them mourning,

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every one for his iniquity.”

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Ezekiel 7:16

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LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION

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2 Turtle-doves wikipedia chart share-alike license

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THE TWO TURTLEDOVES CONSTELLATION… 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 Turtledove 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 Turtledoves. Star-chart is under Share-alike license

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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 Turtledoves Constellation?

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TOMORROW…

Daily Devotional, Year 4 – February 24 (And The Nations Were Angry! Part 4: “Planet Earth, An Experiment In Selfishness” CONTINUED)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumphal_entry_into_Jerusalem#/media/File:Enrique_Simonet_-_Flevit_super_illam_-_1892.jpgTHE DESIRE OF AGES, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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This is a chapter of the audio book about the Gospel of Jesus Christ in His life and ministry.

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Chapter 10 – The Voice in the Wilderness

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Jesus over Jerusalem – Enrique Simonet Flevit – 1892 – Wikimedia – 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 #104

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons lz

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