Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 19 (Flee To The Mountains, Part 25: “Am I a Lot, or an Abraham?”)

By admin On January 27th, 2018

 

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 19

 

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Flee To The Mountains, Part 25: “Am I a Lot, or an Abraham?”

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

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“So then they which be of faith

are blessed with faithful Abraham.”

Galatians 3:9

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We’ve all read about faithful Abraham, and how he was led by God from Ur of Chaldea (Babylon) and eventually into the Promised Land.

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But we’ve also read about Lot, Abraham’s nephew, who was not as faithful as Abraham.

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And of course, any true worshiper of God would naturally desire to be like faithful Abraham, instead of like Lot, who lost his wife, and suffered great shame in the disgrace of his daughter’s faithless acts.

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Abraham & Lot Part ways – www.christianimagesource.com

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“YE CANNOT SERVE GOD AND MAMMON!”

Matthew 6:24

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So which will it be? Am I willing to be led by faith, allowing God to bring me into The Promised m Land?

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Or will I be content to be saved as through the fire, losing all God’s blessings for my family?

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You see, the difference between these two men is that they spent their earthly sojourn living in two entirely different locals. Neither man knew just how dangerous it was to live in that rich and fertile valley near the city of Sodom.

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It was by faith that Abraham was willing to allow the other guy to have first choice as to where he wished to live. And selfishly, Lot chose the best and richest land for himself.

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But Abraham had enough faith to allow his nephew to have the best, while he went, instead, into the less fertile hill country.

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Picture – Lot Escapes Sodom – www.thebiblerevival.com offers free Bible clipart – Public Domain.

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“I WILL GIVE THEE TO EAT OF THE HIDDEN MANNA”

Revelation 2:17

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PaulT.jpgBut of course, these Old Testament stories are to be understood as the Apostle Paul said to the Galatians…“Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?” Galatians 4:21

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In other words, Paul was speaking to the Galatians of how all those Old Testament stories were actually allegories, presenting deep and hidden spiritual truths!

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And the story of Abraham and Lot presents us with a treasure-chest of shining gems of truth to give us greater understanding of God’s will for our lives.

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

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AM I LIVING NEAR SODOM?

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For instance, if I just think about how I conduct my everyday life, can I draw a comparison to one of these two men?

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Am I still allowing myself to be diverted from a 100% devotion to my Salvation by the things of the world? Is my day filled up with one or more of this world’s enticements?

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Clubs, friends & family socials, television, music, Internet, politics, expensive resorts, sports, hobbies, novels, games, frequent banquetings, pleasure vehicles, houses and lands, time-consuming, energy-sapping careers, romance, and a host of similar pursuits are the very enticements that “the god of this world” casts in our pathway to trip us up from continuing on our upward, heavenly sojourn out of this City of Destruction called “The World”, and into the heavenly Promised Land!

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“YE HAVE LIVED IN PLEASURE ON THE EARTH!”

James 4:24

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Book_of_Revelation_Chapter_9-1_%28Bible_Illustrations_by_Sweet_Media%29.jpgBut listen to this warning by Jesus…“And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth” Luke 21:34, 35

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Here is a stark warning not to allow the things of the world to come between us and our Salvation!

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And like never before in history, this present hour is no time to be dilly-dallying in the world! The Day of the Lord is even now upon us!

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.Judgment Day – by sweet media – Wikimedia 

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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Well, the very good news is that there is still time to change my residence out of Sodom (the world) and into the mountains along with faithful Abraham!

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Yes, I can still beg and plead with God to give the faith to make that change, as I walk step by step, clinging to each of His “great and precious promises”, allowing Him to chasten and purify my heart from any and every self-defiling selfish lust of this present, selfish world.

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And if I am truly His child, then I have this promise before me as I go forward…“Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” Philippians 1:6

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christ_and_the_pauper.jpg

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THE “NOBLE BEREAN” IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO SCROLL DOWN TO ALMOST THE PAGE BOTTOM TO LISTEN TO AN 11 MINUTE AUDIO READING OF THE CHAPTER, “Choice and Preparation of the Home”, FROM THE ELLEN WHITE BOOK, “THE MINISTRY OF HEALING”…

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Christ and the blind Pauper – Mironov – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

 

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TO READ PART 26, CLICK HERE…Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 29 (Flee To The Mountain! Part 26: “Jeremiah’s Cup of Fury! The Removal of the Holy Spirit” CONTINUED)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to fully devote myself to Thee. Give me mercy and grace and faith to shut out the world as far as possible, that I may attend to the things concerning my Salvation unhindered by worldly distractions

 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”? or you can also read this shorter article…April 6th (Wrestling With God!), or this article…May 15 ( Hide Thyself…For A Moment! Part 3: “How To Stay Hidden”)

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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REVELATION 12 WOMAN CONSTELLATION

Winter Constellations in West

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This most amazing phenomenon is seen throughout the winter. Although it can be observed most of the winter, it is seen best when it is the western part of the sky, at winter’s end (The end of winter being the final scene of this heavenly Gospel story). Orion , the Dragon, and the Glorious White Horse are beginning to descend into the western horizon (sketch to right is Winter Constellations descending into western horizon. This can actually be seen as early as December, in the pre-dawn hours).

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And at this point it is apparent that the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation  is veering toward the two bright stars, known as Castor and Pollux (sketch to below left). But the Wide Gate Stars are composed of the two brightest stars of the Auriga Constellation, known as the star, Capella, and the star, Menkalinan. The two stars, Castor and Pollux, make up the concept of the Orion’s Narrow Gate Stars.

Revelation 12 Woman & Orion's Gate & Wide Gate.

This can even be observed into June in the western sky (for a short time just after dark). While a dark night is best for seeing the Woman Constellation, the 4 stars which comprise the Narrow Gate/Wide Gate Stars can be seen even under mediocre conditions. It begins with the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation (AKA Ursa Major) going towards these two doors.

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The sketch to left shows, the two doors are each composed of two bright stars. The two bright stars that comprise the Narrow Gate are the two brightest stars of the Orion the Reaper’s sickle. The two stars that comprise the ‘Wide Gate’ Stars are the two brightest stars of the wave of water that comes out of the Dragon Constellation’s mouth (for explanation of “Wave of Water”, just click here). The stars that make up the ‘Narrow Gate’ are about half the width of the Wide Gate (see sketch to right).

Revelation 12 Woman chooses Narrow Way

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(For more information on Orion’s sickle, just click here,“Orion The Reaper”.)

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Editor’s note: These sketches on this page are merely sketches. The stars are not in their exact place. 

 

However, they are close enough to find them in the night sky. But as with most stars, it takes persistence to finally locate them.

 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)

 

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TOMORROW…

 

June 20 (The Return of Elijah, Part 4: “Mothers & Children”)

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christ_and_the_pauper.jpgMINISTRY OF HEALING, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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This is a sampler of the audio book about the practical aspects of everyday living, such as diet and child rearing…

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Chapter 30 – “Choice and Preparation of the Home”

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Christ and the blind Pauper – Mironov – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This recording #220, is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s 90 minute nightly talk shows. This particular program aired in the last few years of his 50 year radio ministry, and includes caller’s questions regarding his teachings on “the end of the church age”…

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 

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