Daily Devotional, Year 4: January 20 (Noble Bereans, Part 42: “Harold Camping and William Miller”)

By admin On January 16th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4: January 20

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Noble Bereans, Part 42: “Harold Camping and William Miller”

To read part 1, click here…”September 2nd (Noble Bereans?)”

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So, in this little series, the subject of those noble Bereans has been introduced. And today, it is still worthy of a little more exploration into another area of concern.

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Let’s review the key Bible passage… “And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming there, went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:10, 11

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St Paul Preaching (Raphael, 1515) Wikipedia US public domain

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AN OPEN-MINDED SPIRIT IN BEREA

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Okay, so those in Berea were more noble, because they:

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1. “Received the Word with all readiness of mind.”

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2. “And searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”

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And so, the Bereans were ready to receive new teachings, which no doubt, conflicted with the supposed, “orthodox” teachings of that day.

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Thus there was an open-mindedness which permeated their hearts, and a willingness to search the Scriptures daily, in hopes that these seemingly new teachings were indeed true!

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La Bible, Notre-Dame – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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TWO WAKE-UP CALLS

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Harold Camping and William Miller shared one thing in common: they both predicted the end of the world and the return of Christ in the clouds of glory. And their message sent shock-waves around the world.

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Perhaps one might analyze these two messages by saying that each man gave a wake-up call to the Church.

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And yet, those two wake-up calls went mostly unheeded.

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And after their apparent failure, the church quickly fell back into spiritual slumber.

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Harold-Camping – courtesy Family Radio

William Miller – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TWO WAKE-UP CALLS IN THE GARDEN

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This phenomenon might be compared to Jesus as He attempted to wake up His sleeping Disciples in the Garden on the night of His betrayal.

 

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Twice, the Savior lovingly rebuked His followers. And twice His followers fell back into their death-like slumber.

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And so it was both in 1844 and 2011. God attempted to wake up His sleeping saints that the hour had come.

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But the Church was not watching… “Couldest not thou watch one hour?” Mark 14:37

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And so, God allowed His people to fall back into deep slumber

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Jesus and Sleeping Disciples – Agony in the Garden – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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NO MORE WAKE-UP CALLS

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But now, there is no more time for sleeping! This is hour of trial for God’s people.

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This is the time of the 3rd Angel’s Message. It is not just a mere wake-up call like before. It is the time when Jesus calls out…“Rise up, let us go” Mark 14:42

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Yes, we are now in the fulfillment of when those prophetic scenes back in the garden of Gethsemane will be re-enacted, only on a church-wide scale.

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There will be no more dry runs. This is the real thing! This is the Time of Jacob’s Trouble. This is the Day of the Lord. The Hour of Testing. The Great and Terrible Day of the Lord. And God is calling His sleeping saints to get our spiritual armor on!

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AUDIO READING ABOUT WILLIAM MILLERhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:William_Miller.jpg

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With all this in mind, the Reader is encouraged to read Ellen White’s account of William Miller and his failed prediction of Christ’s return.

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And right below this audio chapter from The Great Controversy is a 25 minute sampler of Harold Camping’s nightly question/answer talk show.

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Harold-Camping – courtesy Family Radio

William Miller – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 43, CLICK HERE…Daily Devotional, Year 4: January 24 (Noble Bereans, Part 43: “Re-Thinking Ellen White Concerning the Adventist Apostasy”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be an open-minded seeker of truth, even if it means giving up a very highly regarded Church opinion! Let me be willing to investigate any seemingly new teaching if it appears to have some biblical validity…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…August (Noble Bereans, Part 16: “The Signs Of Heaven?”) or you can also read…NOVEMBER 23 (Noble Bereans, Part 20: “Re-thinking Ellen White Regarding Her Old Testament Statements”), or you can also read…October 30 (Noble Bereans, Part 26 – “The Message of the Third Angel of Revelation 14”)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THESE SIGNS ARE MENTIONED

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From time to time, the Book of Revelation mentions stars. But when we get to Revelation Chapter 12, it speaks of two “great signs in heaven”. First, it speaks of the sign in heaven of a woman with child. Then it speaks of the sign in heaven of a great red dragon, with a tail that sweeps one-third of the stars and casts these stars down to the earth. So we get the sense that this phenomenon that the Apostle John was seeing, was closely intertwined with the starry host of the heavens. And these two signs in heaven, a woman, and a dragon, are a big part of this website, Signs Of Heaven.

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And so this phenomenon that the Apostle John was seeing, was closely intertwined with the starry host of the heavens.

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What really gives validity to this idea, is that God created the Universe in such a way, that if one looks at the major constellations, then this Revelation 12 scenario can be seen. So please read on. And if you really want to see this heavenly battle, you just might. It will take some real effort on your part. But through prayer, faith, and study of the site, God may just graciously open your eyes to see this amazing story written on the heavenly scroll above. But don’t wait! This heavenly scroll will soon be rolled up, just as it is written… “And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together;” Revelation 6:14

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WINTER CONSTELLATIONS-SEEN IN FALL: This sketch to the right is how this constellation group appears in the eastern sky in fall. This is the four primary constellations of the Winter Constellations. They can be seen in this position, in the late fall above the eastern horizon. The Woman of Revelation 12 is commonly called Ursa Major or The Big Dipper and appears in the north. Orion the Soldier is the at the bottom is to the south of the Woman. The The Dragon of Revelation Constellation’s mouth isThe Hyades Cluster, and the tip of his tail is Pleiades, and his Wave of Water is primarily the  Auriga constellation. The Glorious Horse Constellation  head is of  Perseus Constellation and his rear end is Cassiopeia Constellation.

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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… 

January 21 (Mark Now Given, Part 4: “Internet Censorship”)

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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 18 – An American Reformer

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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 #69

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

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