Today’s Devotional – November 22nd (Greatest Jigsaw Puzzle Ever!)

By admin On November 16th, 2013

 

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NOVEMBER 22nd

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THE GREATEST JIG-SAW PUZZLE EVER!

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“It is the glory of God to conceal a thing:

but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.”

Proverbs 25:2

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.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jigsaw_puzzle_01_by_Scouten.jpg

What do you suppose is the greatest jig-saw puzzle ever?

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Certainly not one of those 1,000 piece puzzles you buy in the gaming section!

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Perhaps some puzzle club has made one which has 10,000 pieces!

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Maybe that would be the greatest jig-saw puzzle ever!

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Jigsaw puzzle by Scouten – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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THE HOLY BIBLE

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No, the greatest Jig-saw puzzle ever has been around a long, long time!http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

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You see, it’s the jig-saw puzzle known as the Bible!

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Yes, that’s right…the Bible!

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But why would the Bible be considered a jig-saw puzzle?

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Well, let’s examine the nature of God’s Word for a few minutes and see.

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Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons lic.

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PICTURE ON COVER

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Anyone who has ever put one together knows that jig-saw puzzles always have the picture of the finished puzzle on the cover of its container, so one can know what the puzzle will look like, once completed. So also, the Bible is the Revelation of God’s character. So we have an advanced idea of where the Bible is going to take us.

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Jigsaw puzzle – Wikimedia Commons – public domain

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I SPEAK IN PARABLES

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Secondly, the Bible doesn’t always come right out and make a clear and concise statement regarding who God is.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Magnifying_glass_on_book_icons

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Listen… “Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.” Matthew 13:13.

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So in this way too, the Bible is much like a puzzle. The Bible is literally teeming with allegorical stories, in which great truths about God are hidden within types and symbols.

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“HERE A LITTLE, THERE A LITTLE”

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Another similarity between the Bible and a jig-saw puzzle is they both need to be pieced together. It is a Bookhttp://search.aol.com/aol/imageDetails?s_it=imageDetails&q=jigsaw+puzzle+wikimedia+commons&img=http%3A%2F%2Fupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2Fd%2Fdf%2FJigsaw.png&v_t=na&host=http%3A%2F%2Fcommons.wikimedia.org%2Fwiki%2FFile%3AJigsaw.png&width=167&height=155&thumbUrl=http%3A%2F%2Ft1.gstatic.com%2Fimages%3Fq%3Dtbn%3AANd9GcRLM79HioUsC0uFmnFCWh8TgixSM5KQpoVBqWoHRisvMyV7zSA851QuP_GC%3Aupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2Fd%2Fdf%2FJigsaw.png&b=image%3Fv_t%3Dna%26q%3Djigsaw%2Bpuzzle%2Bwikimedia%2Bcommons%26s_it%3DimageResultsBack%26page%3D2%26oreq%3D736c69c95704423abf3743fd90476f94%26oreq%3Dbc509182e46b47358f3bf2e9146dfb11&imgHeight=405&imgWidth=435&imgTitle=File%3AJigsaw.png&imgSize=75131&hostName=commons.wikimedia.org made up of many little precepts. These precepts are like the individual pieces of the puzzle, one could say.

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Listen… “For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:” Isaiah 28:10. So from this, it becomes clear that these pieces (precepts) must be put together too, in order to understand them properly.

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Jigsaw puzzle – Wikimedia Commons – public domain

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“I WILL BE FOUND OF YOU”

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“And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery…that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:9, 17-19

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This above passage reveals that there is much more to our infinite God, than the Church now understands!

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Magnifying Glass – svg – Wikimedia Commons Share-alike License

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SEEK ME…WITH ALL YOUR HEART!

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Yes, God is a mystery, to a great extent. But he is willing to reveal Himself to all those who seek Him with all their heart.http://search.aol.com/aol/imageDetails?s_it=imageDetails&q=jigsaw+puzzle+wikimedia+commons&img=http%3A%2F%2Fupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2Fd%2Fdf%2FJigsaw.png&v_t=na&host=http%3A%2F%2Fcommons.wikimedia.org%2Fwiki%2FFile%3AJigsaw.png&width=167&height=155&thumbUrl=http%3A%2F%2Ft1.gstatic.com%2Fimages%3Fq%3Dtbn%3AANd9GcRLM79HioUsC0uFmnFCWh8TgixSM5KQpoVBqWoHRisvMyV7zSA851QuP_GC%3Aupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2Fd%2Fdf%2FJigsaw.png&b=image%3Fv_t%3Dna%26q%3Djigsaw%2Bpuzzle%2Bwikimedia%2Bcommons%26s_it%3DimageResultsBack%26page%3D2%26oreq%3D736c69c95704423abf3743fd90476f94%26oreq%3Dbc509182e46b47358f3bf2e9146dfb11&imgHeight=405&imgWidth=435&imgTitle=File%3AJigsaw.png&imgSize=75131&hostName=commons.wikimedia.org

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Listen… “And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart. And I will be found of you.” Jeremiah 29:13, 14.

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Many think, that just because they have read the Gospels, that they know enough about Jesus. But there is so much more to be gleaned from the Bible! We have barely scratched the surface of just who God is!

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Jigsaw puzzle – Wikimedia Commons – public domain

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MANY WRONG DOCTRINES!

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There have been many incorrect doctrines over the centuries, which have come about, because men did not realize that one or two, or even a dozen individual pieces of the puzzle do not make a complete doctrine. No, in order to understand any aspect of God’s character correctly, one must diligently search and search, trying to fit as many pieces together properly. And even after doing all this research, we must be humble enough to be willing to modify any perceived truth, as more and more of the pieces are found and placed properly together in this giant jig-saw puzzle, known as the Bible.

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Listen… “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,” 2nd Timothy 3:16

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And so, every other piece (verse) of the Bible is profitable, either confirmation (reproof) of correct doctrine, or for correction of our doctrinal errors!

 

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Jigsaw by Piero from nl for wikimedia GNU Free Documentation License.

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A HELPFUL HINT…http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg

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Just as jig-saw puzzles have larger pieces, which have a significant key-portion of the puzzle-picture, so too, by reading the Gospels, and Epistles first, one can gain a greater understanding of who God is.

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But don’t stop with just the New Testament! Keep working on this puzzle until you have a complete knowledge of who God is (see 2nd Timothy 3:16).

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER:

“Dear God, help me to get busy studying your Word, in hopes of finding out all about you, and your plan of Salvation. Don’t let me get discouraged because this piece or that piece doesn’t seem right. But let me keep putting this puzzle together until I see you clearly. In Jesus name, Amen.”

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READ MORE…

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For further study, you may read… “May 19th (Pilgrim’s Allegories)” or you may also read… “June 12th (Jig-Saw Puzzle Jesus!)”

 

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THE END

.Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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DRAGON CONSTELLATION’S WAVE OF WATER

Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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In Revelation, the Dragon of Revelation 12 is described as having seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. However, the Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation up in the night sky does not. But God has faithfully created this wave of water, in such a way, as to illustrate this same concept of the seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. Because this wave of water is basically comprised of ten stars. The main body of the wave has seven stars (#’s 1 thru 7, in the sketch), and the tip of the crest of the wave has the other three stars, (#’s 8, 9, 10). So in this wave, we see the same 7/10 numbering found in the Revelation description of the heads/horns/crowns of the Dragon. And this gives us a great clue, as to where in the Bible we should look, to find out the riddle as to just what or who do these 7 heads, 10 crowns, and 7 horns represent. Because, the Bible speaks very much about floods and waters as being associated with Satan (the Dragon).

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Listen again… “When the waves of death compassed me…THE FLOODS OF UNGODLY MEN made me afraid. The sorrows of Hell compassed me about;” 2nd Samuel 22:5.

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READ MORE…

You may explore this concept more deeply here… “The Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation”, or you may also read… “Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction”

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TOMORROW:

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NOVEMBER 23RD – (The Two Spirits In The World)

 

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