Daily Devotional, Year 4 – February 8 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 12: “It’s Only A Movie!”)

By admin On January 23rd, 2018

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – February 8

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Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 12: “It’s Only A Movie!”

To read Part 1, click here…“March 28th (Taking Back This Nation For God!)”

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“And ye shall hear of wars

and rumours of wars:

see that ye be not troubled:

for all these things must come to pass,

but the end is not yet.”

Matthew 24:6

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alfred_Hitchcock,_San_Francisco,_Summer_1975.jpg.

A certain movie producer/director was once approached by a very apologetic actor whose costly mistakes caused a certain scene to require numerous re-shoots.

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Well, this very famous producer/director obviously knew how much these mistakes were costing. Nevertheless, in his usual low-key, super-dry dead-panned wit, the director responded to the actor, “It’s only a movie”.

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Alfred Hitchcock directing – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

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THIS WORLD IS JUST A REALLY BAD MOVIE!

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Of course, that statement, “It’s only a movie” is a reference to what parents often tell their crying children to comfort them when some horrible movie scene frightens them.

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But if you really ponder it, that statement, “It’s only a movie”, has an eerie parallel to this world with all its horrific events. Yes, the world has its own wisdom, which can so often be translated into spiritual analogies.

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And like never before in history, this current-day high-tech generation has the ability to watch the entire world stage, with all its constant troubles, and human tragedies, and political unrest and upheaval.

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“…Cause all the nations…to drink it (God’s cup of fury). And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad (insane)…”

Jeremiah 25:15, 16 (condensed)

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And as the world sits back in its recliner and watches all the present-day pandemic mayhem and madness, it no doubt makes them nervous and frightened… “What in the world is going on here?”, it silently screams to itself.

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Yes, this current-day situation is getting so absolutely upside-down-crazy, that it’s hard to believe that all this world-wide insanity is really happening!

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But to us, His frightened children, our God says…“It’s only a movie”.

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ISIS murder – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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“Be not troubled”

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ABC_-_Good_Morning_America.jpgOh no, God obviously doesn’t say those exact words, “It’s only a movie”. But He does say such things as, “And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” Matthew 24:6

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Notice that it says here that “such things must come to pass”. Yes, God is in full control of world events. And these events have all been allowed to happen by the God of infinite foreknowledge, and pre-determined purpose, according to His infinite wisdom.

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TV – ABC-Good Morning America – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shiite_Muslims_executed_by_ISIS.png

IT MAKES US WANT TO CRY

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Oh yes, as we behold the daily tragedies around the world, it rightfully causes us to mourn for those suffering ones.

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And the suffering in this world is very real and very painful!

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And it certainly makes God weep!

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But alas, God must allow us to see all these sad events, or we will never understand the true nature of our rebellion against Heaven, and the tragic results from turning our backs on Jesus!

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ISIS murder – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

Homeless and cold – Wikimedia

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GOD IN COMPLETE CONTROL

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Listen again to what Daniel 4:35 says about God’s divine providence…“and He (God) doeth according to His will in the army of Heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay His hand, or say unto Him, What doest Thou?”

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Here is one of the most revealing verses in the Bible! And coupled with so many similar verses along with, “great and precious promises”, the Christian can take great comfort in knowing that all things are going as planned…“for that that is determined shall be done.” Daniel 11:36

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Jesus & Heavenly Throng – G. Dore – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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TELEVISION: MIRROR OF MY SOUL

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And truth-be-told, God is actually allowing the world to take a good look at itself, via the modern-day high-tech devices. We can sit in our living room and watch all the selfishness, all the greed, and lust, and violence, and heartbreak, and hate, and destruction, and death, and horror taking place around the world.

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Yes, this world is almost like a giant movie set. And the “programming” has all been pre-determined long ago. God knows what’s in the heart of Man. And He has allowed television, radio, magazines, Internet, etc., for the purpose of showing us how terrible this selfish world really is.

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SATAN’S FACE-MEN AND FACE-WOMEN

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ISIL_Execution_of_man_September_2014.jpgOh yes, Satan, the great False Prophet has his spokespeople on the media telling how wonderful our lives can be.

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And he produces many movies and TV shows and even TV advertisements which portray this world as a place to pursue one’s dreams and aspirations. 

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But then, we simply turn the channel and get a good dose of the reality of what this world truly is all about.

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ISIL – Execution of man – September 2014 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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GOOD NEWS! AN ESCAPE ROUTE!

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Well, the Good News is, that God has given us an escape route out of all this mayhem and madness! Yes, and that escape route can be revealed by opening one’s Bible and pleading with God to show us the Way out.

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And of that escape route it is prophesied…“And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness…the redeemed shall walk there…and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” Isaiah 35:8-10

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WOW! Just think about it! Everlasting joy! And we won’t have to sit and watch this horrible movie (called Planet Earth) ever again! In that wonderful Promised Land which awaits our arrival, our past on this sin-cursed earth will then be just be a distant and fading memory!

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TO READ PART 13, CLICK HERE…March 12 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 13: “Sinking Into The Bottomless Pit” CONTINUED)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to escape this awful and fearful judgment which seems to be falling on this society. Let me hide myself in Thy secret pavilion until the indignation be overpast… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…November 2 (Planet Earth, Devil’s Island, Part 9: “Planet Earth: Bizarro World!”)or you can also read this article…March 13th (Planet Earth: Devil’s Island!)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“Multitudes, multitudes in the ‘Valley of Decision’…

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for the day of the Lord is near in the ‘Valley of Decision’.”

Valley of Decision w/names

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“The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining… 

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“The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem…

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“And the heavens and the earth shall shake…

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“But the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

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Joel 3:14-16

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LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION GROUP…

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Valley of Decision + O Destroying Mountain Constellation Group

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Look eastward in the early summer through fall. Find the Cassiopeia Constellation. Cassiopeia is the Mount of Blessing. In the sketch, it is the farthest mountain to the left. In the sky, it is the northern-most of these three mountains when facing eastward. It resembles a pyramid.

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Then find the second pyramid to its right (south).

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Then go a little further south to the next third pyramid. The third snow-cap is the Destroying Mountain Constellation.

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These three pyramids are the snow-capped portion of these three mountains in this sketch. (of course, you won’t see the snow-caps in the sky. They are just an embellishment in this sketch to present a concept-EDITOR).

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THE VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP.

Valley of Decision & O Destroying Mtn. Constellations

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They appear in mid-summer in the eastern skies in pre-dawn hours. These are made of Cassiopeia (mount on left), and various stars from the Andromeda Constellation (valley) Pegasus (Mount of Cursing (middle mount) & Destroying Mount (right)), and Pisces (Broad Way to Hell). The galaxy which appears to be climbing the Mountain of Blessing is the Andromeda Galaxy

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The above Wikipedia star-chart shows this amazing constellation group as it appears from June to fall, just prior to the winter constellation group. Actually, these Valley of Decision Constellations appear in early summer in the pre-dawn hours. (Editor of this website has sketched in this constellation group onto this above Wikipedia star-chart.) 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The ‘Valley of Decision’ Constellation

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TOMORROW…

February 9 (Noble Bereans, Part 51: “Come Out of Her My People!”)

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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 37 – The Scriptures A Safeguard

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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 #89

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

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