Daily Devotional, Year 3 -May 1 (Flee To The Mountains, Part 19: “How To Escape The Big City”)

By admin On August 26th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 -May 1

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Flee To The Mountains, Part 19: “How To Escape The Big City”

To read part 1 of this article, click here… May 30th (Flee To The Mountain!)

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Many Christians feel trapped in the city where they live.

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It just seems as though there are invisible iron bars preventing them from making that great escape to more country places.

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And yet they know that city life brings just too much sin and temptation into their lives and into the lives of their children.

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

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DIFFERENT REASONS

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Maybe it’s for fear of finding no gainful employment in the little towns.

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Or maybe the spouse or children refuse to leave their beloved metro home.

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Or it could be for some other reason, making it seemingly impossible to leave the city, for the less complicated life in the country.

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Small Town Evening – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

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HABAKKUK SAYS, “RUN!”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/38/Tissot_Habakkuk.jpg

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Well, whatever the reason is, it is imperative that all Christians get as far away from the cities as possible!

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The wickedness in this world is increasing exponentially!

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And the prophet, Habakkuk’s prophecy is now loudly crying out, “Let him that readeth, ‘RUN!'”

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Habakkuk by James Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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“A WAY OF ESCAPE”

1st Corinthians 10:13

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgWell, God is a merciful God!

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And He has many promises that He will provide… “a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” 1st Corinthians 10:13

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And so, let not the Christian despair!

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There is a way of escape from the concrete jungle!

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Holy Bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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“I AM THE WAY…FOLLOW ME!”

John 14:6 & Matthew 4:19

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First, the Christian must understand that deliverance from anhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%22However_pressing_his_duties_STM2-c_James_Lee_Frazer_always_finds_time_to_read_a_few_chapters_from_his_Bible_each_day._I_-_NARA_-_520675.jpgything is a process.

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Certain steps must be taken if we ever expect for the Lord to deliver us.

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And if we will do our part, then we can be confident that the Lord will do His part in providing a way of escape from whatever it is that is holding us captive and keeping us prisoner in one of Satan’s prison-cells.

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However pressing his duties STM2-c James Lee Frazer always finds time to read a few chapters from his Bible each day. I – NARA – 520675 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE!”

Revelation 18:4

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The very first step in making our escape from Babylon (or Sodom, or Egypt, or whatever other name we wish to use in referring to Satan’s kingdom, this world-system), is to make sure to not take Babylon with us.

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In other words, there are many who would love to move to more country places, and yet want to take their ungodly TV shows, secular radio, sensual “Christian” music, and vain Internet sites with them.

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Berlin neukoelln – TV satellite dishes – Wikimedia – C.C. Share-alike License

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“EVIL COMMUNICATIONS CORRUPT”

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How in the world can the Christian ever expect to be showered with blessings of God, while still clinging to, and mingling with the immoral pollutions of society!?

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Listen to Paul’s exhortation…“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 1st Corinthians 15:33

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This above verse reveals the heart-corrupting influence that comes from mingling with non-Christian communications.

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“COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM!”

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But listen to this next exhortation, also from Paul…“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers…Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and be a Father unto you…” 2nd Corinthians 6:14, 17 (to read entire passage, go here…2nd Corinthians 6:14-18)

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In this abbreviated passage, God, through Paul is revealing just how reprehensible to God, it is for the Christian to continue relationships and partnerships with unbelievers.

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It is so objectionable, that God uses this opportunity to hold out becoming our Father and us becoming His children.

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Family Prayer Before Meal – Wikimedia – US-Govt. – Public-Domain

 

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COME A GOOD WAY OUT!

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No, we cannot come completely out of the world.

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But we can come a good way out, if we so choose!

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Oh yes, we still must continue working with unbelievers. And we still have family commitments. But this is no excuse for freely mingling with unbelievers, laughing, joking and engaging in unholy communion.

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And so, if and when the Christian finally makes up his mind to separate himself from the world, as far as possible, God’s promise is that “I will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters”.

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Prayer – USMC – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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“THY WORD HAVE I HID IN MY HEART!”

Psalm 119:11

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The second step in fleeing from the city to more country locations is to begin to fill the heart and mind with the pure Word of Truth, as revealed in the Book commonly referred to as the Bible.

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Yes, now that the Believer has ceased from allowing the corruptions of the world from polluting his heart, the void left should be filled with the wonderful promises and rich revelations of Jesus, via transferring God’s Word from the pages of the Bible into the corridors of the heart and mind.

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“IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN CHRIST”

Ephesians 1:3 & 2:6

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Now still, the Believer may still be stuck in the city. But in heart, that Believer will now be sitting with Christ in heavenly places! (see Ephesians 2:6http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg)

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And so, once these two preliminary steps have been completed, the Believer should now be enjoying a rich relationship with the Lord.

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And as that Believer continues to overcome the world, the flesh and the Devil, he should likewise begin seeing spiritual blessings upon his children as well!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD;

that walketh in His ways.

For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands:

happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house:

thy children like olive plants round about thy table.

Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed

that feareth the LORD.”

Psalm 128:1-4

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TO READ PART 20, GO HERE…May 20 (Flee To The Mountains, Part 20: “Congregate Together, or Flee To The Mountains?”

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to clearly see and understand this message, and take heed to flee from the wrath to come…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…January 7th (TIME TO GET OUT OF DODGE!) or you can also read… August 11th (Habakkuk Says “Run!”)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FROM WHERE & TO WHERE DOES SHE FLEE?

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WOMAN ROTATES THROUGH THE SEASONS…

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This page is about the Big Dipper, also called the Great Bear constellation (Ursa Major ). However, the ancient pagan cultures did not see this constellation as God intended it to be seen. It is actually a headless woman in childbirth.  This is seen in springtime. It is seen in the northern skies. 

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But as the seasons progress, this travailing woman flips upside down, now appearing as a woman with upraised arms like eagle wings who is running (eventually flying, as shown in sketch on right) into the wilderness (westward). The single star representing her birth-child (Christ) now becomes her head (“Christ is the head of the church.” Ephesians 5:23

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The 7 Stars (Big Dipper) is easy to see with its very bright 7 stars. But the Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) must be seen on a dark starry night, away from city lights. 

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These are star charts from Wikipedia, with sketches of the Woman added.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)

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TOMORROW…

May 2 (Lucifer’s Music Solo, Part 7: “The Image That Sings!?!”)

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

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