Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 24 (O Taste and See That The Lord Is Good! Part 4)

By admin On January 27th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 24

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O Taste and See That The Lord Is Good! Part ?

To read Part 1, click here….February 28 (O Taste and See That The Lord Is Good! Part 1: “The Wedding At Cana”)

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“O taste and see that the LORD is good…

He left not Himself without witness,

in that He did good,

and gave us rain from heaven,

and fruitful seasons,

filling our hearts with food and gladness.”

Psalm 34:8 & Acts 14:17

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:South-American_butterfly.jpgThere is no excuse for anyone who disbelieves in God!

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Nature has its witnesses, who stand up and speak eloquently on the Creator’s behalf!

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South American Butterfly – Wikipedia – Share-Alike License

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“AND GOD SAW EVERY THING THAT HE MADE, AND BEHOLD, IT WAS VERY GOOD!”

Genesis 1:31

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Just look at the beauty of nature!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpg

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Behold nature’s awesome grandeur!

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And seek after its wisdom! Its poetry! Its law & order! Its love!

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Look up, and behold the signs written in the sun, moon and stars! (see Luke 21:25)

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These are the faithful witnesses found in all of nature, which proclaim their Divine Maker!

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Starry Night at La Silla – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

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THE TRUE NATURE OF SELFISHNESS IS SEEN BY ALL

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But nature also speaks of evil.

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Take, for example, the spider and its web, which teaches about the enslavement and even the death which results from sin.

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A LUCIFERION WORLD

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Yes, an important part of tasting and seeing that the Lord is good is to also behold the evil in the world which has resulted from Mankind’s rebellion against the ways of Heaven.

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In this way, Heaven has provided us with Lucifer’s alternate plan for the “happiness” which he promised us back in the early stages of his rebellion.

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Thus, we can make a clear-eyed comparison between the two forms of government: Heaven’s ways, and the ways of Babylon, the hellish kingdom of this Luciferion world!

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ISIS murder – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

Gustave Dore – Paradise Lost illustration – Lucifer becomes Satan – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

 

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THIS WORLD IN STARK UNBELIEF!

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGOne great problem is that most people cannot distinguish between what is from Heaven, and what is from Hell. In other words, the world teaches us that there is no Devil, he’s just a myth based on human ignorance and superstition.

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And so, if anybody gets the blame for all the evil in the world, it’s probably going to be God.

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Well, God does indeed allow evil to exist, but only in hopes that Mankind will be repulsed by that evil and turn back to God.

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vincent_van_Gogh_-_Old_Man_in_Sorrow_(On_the_Threshold_of_Eternity).jpg“Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings.”

Jeremiah 3:22

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Listen to Jeremiah’s assessment of God’s goodness…“It is of the LORD’S mercies http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Depressionen.jpgthat we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not…They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness…But though He cause grief, yet will He have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. For He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men…Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.” Lamentations 3:22, 23, 32, 33, 40

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Here is a great revelation into the mystery of why God allows evil to exist: in hopes that Mankind will finally realize that Heaven’s ways will bring everlasting joy and contentment. And conversely, that the ways of selfishness will ultimately lead to unhappiness, sickness and finally death.

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Vincent van Gogh – Old Man in Sorrow (On the Threshold of Eternity) – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

Girl – Depression by Danielzanetti for Wikimedia – C.C. Share-alike License 3.0

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“Good News From A Far Country!”

Proverbs 25:25

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Well, the Good News is that today is still the day of Salvation. And all those who are tired of all this woe and misery can turn back to the everlasting ways of Heaven.

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And Jesus still holds out His outstretched arms and lovingly calls out to us all…“Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

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Yes, Jesus offers His joy and His rest right now!

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We don’t have to wait till we die!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the joy of knowing more about the wonders of nature. Help me to see, not only the beauty and poetry of nature, and the wisdom and law of nature, but also the many pictures of Love: God’s love in nature…and the joy of nature…

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Beagle and sleeping kitty – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…January 15th (Emperor Penguins & Us!) or you may also read…February 16th (Joys of Parenthood!) or you may also read…January 25th (Nature’s Witnesses, Part 1)

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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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HEAVENLY OBJECT LESSON

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“Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.” Isaiah 24:23

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When God created the Moon and the stars, He ordained them to “rule the night” (Gen. 1:16). The Moon, especially when it is full, can light your pathway through the night, as it reflects the light of the Sun.

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So too, the Christian is to be a light to the world: to this sin-darkened world. But as the Moon must reflect the light of the Sun, in order to be a light to the world, so also must the Christian reflect the light of Jesus, to be a spiritual light to this planet in rebellion. Listen…

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“Ye are the light of the world…Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

.This is a drawing of a winter-time total lunar eclipse, first published in Bilder- (Picture Atlas of the Stemenwelt) in 1888

However, during an eclipse, the Earth passes directly between the Sun and the Moon, preventing that sunlight from shining on the Moon’s face. This is an incredible object-lesson about when the child of God allows the world to come between him and his Lord. Like the eclipse, that person no longer reflects the light of Jesus, because his or her love of this dark world of sin has eclipsed the light from the “Sun of Righteousness” (see Malachi 4:2).

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And so, this is just one of the many poetic truths seen in the Moon. (For more on this subject of an eclipse, you may link to the article… “Lunar Eclipse & Spiritual Eclipse”)

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Dutch Painting: Um_moinho_dominando_a_baía_à_luz_lunar wikimedia US public domain

This is a drawing of a winter-time total lunar eclipse, first published in Bilder- (Picture Atlas of the Stemenwelt) in 1888

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman”

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TOMORROW:

June 25 (What’s An Aristaphagist? Part 4 “How To Cure Fibromyalgia”)

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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 4 – “The Touch of Faith”

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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 #225, 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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