Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 27 (Dealing With An Unbelieving Spouse, Part 2: “Can I Save My Spouse?”)

By admin On January 27th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 27

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Dealing With An Unbelieving Spouse, Part 2: “Can I Save My Spouse?”

To read Part 1, click here…May 18th (Dealing With An Unbelieving Spouse)

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A number of radio question/answer talk-show hosts often get asked the following question…“I’m afraid that my spouse is unsaved, even though we both faithfully attend church together!”

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And almost without fail, the answer comes back…“Just pray and be patient, and don’t give up your hope for your spouse!”

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Announcer with microphone – svg – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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“Blessed is every one that…walketh in His ways…Thy wife (spouse) shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house…” (parenthetical comment by website editor)

Psalm 128:1, 3

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The fact is, there are a whole lot of very faithful church-goers that have an unsaved spouse, for whom they have been constantly praying, throughout the years of their marriage.

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And so, many talk-show callers are struggling for an answer to that one burning question…“Can I save my spouse? And if so, then just how can this be accomplished?”

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ABOVE STAR-CHART: Flower of Heaven Constellation hanging from the Altar Constellation

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“FOR BY GRACE ARE YE SAVED”

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Well, as most all of us understand, the Apostle, Paul, makes abundantly clear that it is only by the grace of God that any soul can be saved. Yes, as Ephesians 2:8 reveals…“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.”

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So then, the obvious answer to today’s burning question is, “No! There’s absolutely nothing that any husband or wife can do to save their own spouse!”

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Paul Converted – www.thebiblerevival.com

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“Let us search & try our ways & turn again to the LORD.”

Lamentations 3:40

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_Prayer_for_those_at_Sea_by_Frederick_Daniel_Hardy.jpgBut wait a minute! That’s not exactly an accurate answer.

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Actually, the correct answer to that burning question is a lot more complex than a simple, “Yes!”, or, “No!”

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Listen to the following hope-filled passage from Jeremiah’s little book, Lamentations…“For the Lord will not cast off for ever: But though He cause grief, yet will He have compassion according to the multitude of His mercies…Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.” Lamentations 3:31, 32, 40

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This above “exceeding great and precious promise” can very aptly apply to those faithful church-goers who are grieving for their unsaved loved-one!

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A Prayer for those at Sea – by Frederick Daniel Hardy – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:”

Hosea 4:6

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But the reason why many church-attendees never seem to see their tear-filled prayers for their spouse get answered is most likely found in the last verse of the above citation from Lamentations…“Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.” Lamentations 3:40

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The fact is this above sentence from Lamentations 3:40 gets largely ignored by most parishioners in today’s super-affluent society.

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“Let us search & try our ways & turn again to the LORD.”

Lamentations 3:40

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You see, it is not uncommon for a dedicated seeker-of-the-Lord to NOT follow through with the above command.

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In other words, far too many church parishioners allow their unsaved spouse to dictate the lifestyle which they both live. And instead of being 100% devoted to the Lord, these earnest ones go through life with one foot in Heaven and the other foot in the world.

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Simply put, far too many parishioners try to have the best of both worlds. Oh yes, they may read their Bible each morning. They may shoot up little prayers throughout the day. They tithe and faithfully attend church each week, even attending the Wednesday night prayer meeting. Many also serve on church committees.

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But the sad fact is, they pretty-much spend the remainder of their daily hours living for this selfish world: they have never fully renounced this cornucopian world in their hearts. And they and their spouse live (as already stated) with “one foot in church and the other foot in the world”.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Satan, The False Prophet who offers a world-loving gospel 

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“Ye cannot serve God and mammon!”

Matthew 6:24 & Luke 16:13

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But Jesus says to all worldly-minded church-goers…“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” James 4:4

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God purposely allows an unsaved loved-one to remain in an unsaved condition, so as to hopefully drive that worldly-minded church parishioner to his or her knees, crying out for a deeper 100% devotion to Heaven.

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“Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep!”

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But again, we must remember that Salvation is the gift of God, “…if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth…” 2nd Timothy 2:25 

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Nevertheless, the needy soul must put his or her self in the proper environment for God’s Salvation.

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And just what is that proper environment? 

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Listen as James, Chapter 4 continues…“Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up…in due season.” James 4:9, 10 & Galatians 6:9

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The needy soul must continue in this kind of heart-felt supplication until the assurance of Salvation is fully realized!

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David’s sorrow – Wikigallery – Public Domain

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“Many pastors have destroyed My vineyard,”

Jeremiah 12:10

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Unfortunately, in today’s apostate church-community, this truth is not being properly emblazoned upon the hearts of parishioners, even as it is written…“O My people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.” Isaiah 3:12

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Yes, today’s churches are misleading their flocks, causing them to remain in ignorance of the true Heaven-blessed remedy for their unsaved loved-one!

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Evangelist Preaching – Church – Audience hands – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE!”

Revelation 18:4

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But for those who dare come out of the current church-wide apostasy, they just might begin to finally and fully renounce this, the Devil’s kingdom of selfishness.

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And having done this, they just might begin to claim the following great and precious promise…“And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13

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And once upon the upward pathway, away from this doomed world, they just might begin to see God working in the hearts and lives of their unsaved loved ones!  

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Upward Pathway – by böhringer friedrich for – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me wisdom to know how to lead my family like a gentle shepherd. Give me great knowledge of Thy Word. Give me great patience. Give me great faith. Mold me and make me into Thy likeness…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…February 4th (“Why Doesn’t My Christianity Work?”) or you can also read… “May 14th (The Greatest Mission-Field: My Own Soul!)”

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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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THE FLOWER OF HEAVEN CONSTELLATION

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REVELATION 12 WOMAN ON ALTAR AND FLOWER OF HEAVEN

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Flower of Heaven Constellation w/leaves

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This constellation almost appears as a vine, as it projects out from the Altar/Ark Constellation . This constellation appears in mid-winter (in the pre-dawn hours, looking west), through late-spring (in after-dark hours). As you can see in this sketch, the Altar/Ark

Constellation is also known as Leo Major , and the stem or vine of the flower is made of stars of the Virgo Constellation, and the flower itself is made of the Corvus Constellation.

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PSALM 128: WONDERFUL PROMISE!

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This Flower of Heaven Constellation reminds us of 128th Psalm. And it begins with an amazingGrape_vines-wikimedia-commons-share-alike-license promise to anyone who, with child-like faith, refuses to give up on his disobedient family.

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God states… “Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.”

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What a promise! And Jesus, though His own bride-to-be has been very stubborn and rebellious, refused to give up on her. He has tenderly sought her, and has tried to woo her back into His loving arms. But alas, the Signs Of Heaven presents a portrait of the Virtuous Revelation 12 Woman finally choosing to enter the Narrow Gate.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…The Flower of Heaven Constellation

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TOMORROW:

June 28 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 15: “Why Are Our Enemies Taking Over?”)

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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 2 – “Days of Ministry”

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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 #228, 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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