Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 23 (And The Nations Were Angry! Part 11: “Ring Around The Rosies…We All Fall Down!”) ALSO READ, (And The Nations Were Angry! Part 12: “Woke Christians & Heaven’s Cancel-Culture!”)

By admin On January 27th, 2018

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“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 23

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And The Nations Were Angry! Part 11: “Ring Around The Rosies…We All Fall Down!”

To read Part 1, go here…October 24th (And The Nations Were Angry!)

 

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ALSO READ, And The Nations Were Angry! Part 12: “Woke Christians & Heaven’s Cancel-Culture!”

(Scroll to page bottom to read)

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Do you remember that old nursery rhyme song, “Ring Around The Rosies”?

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Listen…“Ring-a-round the rosie,
A pocket full of posies,
Ashes! Ashes!
We all fall down.”

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Well, many of us sang that little song when we just very young.

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After all, it seemed harmless enough.

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A happy little song…right?

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Ring around the rosies – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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THE BLACK DEATH!

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Well, legend has it that this little children’s rhyme came out of the Great Plague era of London, otherwise known as The Black Death! And its “innocent” little words are poetically describing the various details of that plague!

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For instance, “Ring around the rosie” was purportedly speaking of the color of the skin just prior to the plague breaking out.

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And posies were commonly carried about by the people to hopefully ward off that plague.

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When the words “we all fall down” speaks of the totality of that disease, as it eventually killed off many citizens.

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And finally when those words were sang, the last one to fall down was eliminated from the game.

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Well, you get the picture, don’t you? 

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In other words, the little children of that era sang this “cute” little diddly, as the townspeople were being carted off after dropping down dead in the streets London!

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How sick! How macabre! Such horror and sorrow for those citizens of London during that era!

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And well, so much for that “happy” little children’s song!

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Great Plague of London -1665 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anti_Trump_Protests_in_Baltimore_(30909224045).jpg“AND THE NATIONS WERE ANGRY!”

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Now back to our current times.

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Just a quick examination of today’s world and one might conclude that God is presently withdrawing his protection away from the world, and bringing us into Judgment!

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And this all reminds us of the prophecy found in Revelation…“And the nations https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anti-Christian_sign_in_Federal_Plaza_Chicago.jpgwere angry, and Thy wrath is come, the time of the dead, that they should be judged…” Revelation 11:18

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Truly, the nations are angry! Murderous thugs in the Middle East.

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Violent rhetoric in this land!

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Rogue religion moving in and taking over Europe!

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Schools here and abroad now beginning to groom young children into sexually perverted lifestyles!

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Truly, it appears as if the world is going mad!

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And this is the time for God’s Judgment to begin to fall upon the world!

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Anti Trump Protests in Baltimore – cropped photo – Elvert Barnes PROTEST PHOTOGRAPHY elvertbarnes.com – protestphotography

Protesters – cropped – Wikimedia – Share-alike License 3.0

Anti-Christian rally in Chicago – cropped – Wikimedia

Gay Parade – Jazz Jennings 2016 – cropped – Wikipedia – Creative Commons License

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“the plague thereof was exceeding great.”

Revelation 16:1

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Yes, it is now time for Judgment Day to come into its fullness!

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And so, there is coming an even greater and more horrific plague than the Black Death Plague of London.

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Yes, the Bible warns us…“and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time” Daniel 12:1

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And the coming plagues which the Bible foretells of, may just make that Black Death Plague of London look like the proverbial “walk in the park”! And these plagues will not be only in London, but all over the world!

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Judgment Bus New Orleans 2011 – cropped image – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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A thousand shall fall at thy side

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Book_of_Revelation_Chapter_9-1_%28Bible_Illustrations_by_Sweet_Media%29.jpgListen to Psalm 91:5-9…“Thou (the Christian) shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.”

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Here is a really grim scenario of how the world will end up in these last days.

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“Flee from the wrath to come!”

Matthew 3:7 & Luke 3:7

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Well, if there is any Good News, it is just that today is still the day of Salvation!

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And all those who will take refuge in Christ will do what Isaiah says to do…“Come, My people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.” Isaiah 26:20, 21

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Yes, it’s time for God’s people to flee from the wrath to come and to hide themselves under the protective wings of God, “till the indignation be overpast!”

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ABOVE PICTURE: Hide Thyself in thy Chambers – inspired by Tornado Over Kansas by Curry

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to hide myself in this day when you are causing the nations to drink of Thy cup of fury…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…August 11 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 13: “Revelation 11:18: Why Are The Nations Angry?”), or you can also read… January 8 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 39: “What If The Nations Fail?”

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THE END

Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

 

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THE ARK IN THE HEAVENS

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So what importance to us is all this information? Well, if a person goes out at night, beginning in April (earlier in southern-most latitudes, and later in northern-most), in the pre-dawn hour, they just might locate the constellation commonly referred to as the Sagittarius Constellation . It is located in the southern sky. (Each night it appears a little earlier, slowly inching westward, through the summer, until it finally disappears below the western horizon in November.)

.Ark of the Covenant Constellation

At first, it simply appears as two twin birds flying westward. But if you look once again, it just might appear as a long box-like figure, with one star on the right, as you face it, and two stars on the left. The box, of course would be the Ark, and the stars on either side would represent angels, which are sometimes referred to as stars in the Bible (for instance, “the seven stars are the angels…” Revelation 1:20). To the right is a star-chart from Wikipedia, in which the editor of this site has sketched in this Sagittarius Constellation, to show how God created it to appear.

 

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Star-chart to right is from Wikipedia. Editor has sketched over Sagittarius to show this Ark Constellation.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Ark of the Covenant Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

June 24 (O Taste and See That The Lord Is Good! Part ?)

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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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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) are invited to listen to this chapter of the audio book about the practical aspects of everyday living, such as diet and child rearing…

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Chapter 20 – “General Hygiene”

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Christ and the blind Pauper – Mironov – cropped image – 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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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) are invited to listen to this recording #224, 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 – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons

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ALSO READ, And The Nations Were Angry! Part 12: “Woke Christians & Heaven’s Cancel-Culture!”

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All this current, “Wokeness”, as well as today’s, “Cancel-Culture” has become very frightening to many in the Christian Community, making them wonder if those “woke-ones” may soon get around to “canceling” Christians!

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In other words, are we beginning to see a 2.0 version of “The Dark Ages”, in which the Bible was banned, and Christians were persecuted/tortured/killed? 

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Minneapolis Riots – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

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HAS “THE TIME OF TROUBLE” ALREADY BEGUN?

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Has that long-awaited day finally arrived, which the Bible refers to in the following prophecy…

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Antifa_@_Trump_in_Phoenix_8-22-17.jpgAnd at that time shall Michael stand up,

the great prince which standeth

for the children of thy people:

and there shall be a time of trouble,

such as never was since there was a nation

even to that same time:

and at that time thy people shall be delivered,

every one that shall be found written in the book.

Daniel 12:1

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Certainly it’s beginning to look that way.

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Antifa @ Protest Trump in Phoenix – 8-22-17 – Wikipedia – GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2

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GOD’S CUP OF FURY NOW BEING POURED OUT?

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anti_Trump_Protests_in_Baltimore_(30909224045).jpgAnd even many of those who have been heavily invested in the so-called “Pre-Tribulation Rapture” are getting very nervous about all this crazy hate now going on around the world! Yes, it seems as if Jeremiah’s “Cup of Fury” is now being poured out upon the peoples of this world, as is written…

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“For thus saith the LORD God (to Jeremiah the prophet)…

Take the wine cup of this fury at My hand,

and cause all the nations…to drink it.

And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad (crazy hate),

because of the sword that I will send among them.

Then took I the cup at the LORD’S hand,

and made to drink…all the kingdoms of the world,

which are upon the face of the earth…”

Jeremiah 25:15,-17, 26

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Yes, it sure seems as if all this pandemic madness is the result of God’s cup of wrath, which He long-ago promised to give earth’s inhabitants.

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LEARN FROM THE WORLD

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Protesters_throwing_pieces_of_paving_during_and_metal_tubes_at_riot_police_during_clashes_at_Bankova_str,_Kiev,_Ukraine._December_1,_2013.jpgBut we must remember that…

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“the children of this world

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than the children of light.”

Luke 16:8

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Yes, so often, the things which the lost souls in the world do, can easily be translated into spiritual wisdom and truth.

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In other words, all this present-day, “Wokeness”, and, “Cancel-Culture”, has about it an eerie resemblance to what God is wanting His people to do, only in heavenly terms.

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Protesters – Wikimedia – cropped image – Share-alike License 3.0

Nazi Stabs Bible – Wikimedia commons – US Public Domain (2)

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“Woke Christians & Heaven’s Cancel-Culture!”

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Yes, should Christians be implementing their own version of these current movements?

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Listen…

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“And ye shall make no league

with the inhabitants of this land;

ye shall throw down their altars:”

Judges 2:2

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Yes, God has been patiently waiting and wanting for His people to have their own version of the so-called “Cancel-Culture”. And we can learn a great lesson from their own, wonderful and thorough, canceling process, as they stamp out their supposed enemies!

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“COME OUT OF HER (BABYLON), MY PEOPLE…”

Revelation 18:4

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And we need to imitate the world spiritually, even as Paul reveals in 2nd Corinthians 6:14, 17, 18…

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“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:

for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?

and what communion hath light with darkness? 

…Wherefore come out from among them,

and be ye separate, saith the Lord,

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and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you,

and ye shall be My sons and daughters,

saith the Lord Almighty.” 

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Yes, while the world cancels out it’s supposed enemies, so also must God’s people cancel out this world!

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And while we must do our best to work, eat, and provide for our family’s needs and happiness, we must nevertheless begin our upward, Heavenward pilgrimage out of this “City of Destruction” world.

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We must cancel it out of our hearts! (read Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress” for reference to “City of Destruction”)

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“Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light”

Ephesians 5:14

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And so, it is high-time for God’s people to heed Paul’s admonition…

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http://thebiblerevival.com/“And that, knowing the time,

that now it is high time to awake out of sleep:

for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.”

Romans 13:11 

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Yes, we better get ourselves, “Woke”, and begin to cancel out as much of this world from our hearts, before it’s too late.

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Because Satan’s antichrist world-system is now getting itself, “Woke”.

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Marines at Prayer by Alex Raymond – Wikimedia – Public Domain

Five Wise Virgins – Matt 25 – www.thebiblerevival.com – Public Domain

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg“Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl… 

For a nation is come up upon My land,

strong, and without number,

whose teeth are the teeth of a lion,

and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion…

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-081218-M-4507D-001.jpgGird yourselves, and lament, ye priests:

howl, ye ministers of the altar:

come, lie all night in sackcloth,

ye ministers of my God…

Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand,

and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.

Joel 1:5, 6, 13, 15

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