Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 6 (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 19: “Like Hind’s Feet to Walk Upon Mine High Places”)

By admin On January 26th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 6

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Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 19: “Hind’s Feet Like Hind’s Feet to Walk Upon Mine High Places”

TO READ PART 1, CLICK HERE…August 11th (Habakkuk Says “Run!”)

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“The LORD God is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.” 

Habakkuk 3:19 

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A Family of Deer in a Landscape with a Waterfall – cropped picture – Wikipedia – Public domain

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The Book of Habakkuk the Prophet is expressly for the last hours of earth’s history, when God warns His people to run…“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2:2, 3

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Here is a very cryptic and fearful command!

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Habakkuk by James Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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for the wicked doth compass about the righteous

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Genesis19-17.jpgBut what vision is it that Habakkuk was shown that we must take heed to as it speaks to us in that very hour?

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Listen…“Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.” Habakkuk 1:4

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Here is the crux of the problem for God’s people! God tells us that in that final hour of time, the corrupting influences of the Chaldeans (Babylonians) will become so overpowering that our only safety will be to “RUN!”, just as surely as Lot fled out of Sodom!

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

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But the obvious question is, “Just where are we to run to? After all, the forests and wilderness lands are all locked up by no-trespassing laws!”

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No Trespassing sign – Wikimedia – share-alike license

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“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine”

2nd Timothy 4:3, 4

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Well, as we read the last chapter of Habakkuk, God uses veiled language to signify that the fig tree shall not blossom, and the fruit of God’s vineyard will be destroyed and his cattle will no longer be in his stalls, etc….

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In other words, the church-world will be in spiritual shambles. No safety or refuge there!

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Church Burning – Burning Man – 2013 – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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“He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places.”

Psalm 18:33 

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But then God makes this next statement…“The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.” Habakkuk 3:19

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So what is this verse saying to us?

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Listen to Paul…“And (God) hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: Ephesians 2:6

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Okay, so that’s great! But just how is this to be accomplished?

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A Family of Deer in a Landscape with a Waterfall – cropped picture – Wikipedia – Public domain

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“ye are the temple of God!”

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We must remember that God has declared…“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” 1st Corinthians 3:16

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Oh, so these heavenly places where Christ is sitting is actually within us if we are genuine Believers!

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Certainly those heavenly places are high enough!

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“But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags;”

Isaiah 64:6 

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianandapollyon.jpgBut truthfully, can any of us actually say that God has made our feet like hind’s feet to walk upon our high places? Not really!

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Truth-be-told, most of us rather are more assured that we’re just a bunch of losers, spiritually speaking: a motley crew, and a ship of fools, as they say.

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And the Devil never ceases to beat us over the head about just how unchristlike our lives really are, at this present hour!

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Christian and Apollyon – Pilgrim’s Progress – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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DAVID FINALLY DELIVERED FROM ALL HIS ENEMIES

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Well if we go to Psalm 18:33, we read about David…“He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places.”

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But this above verse isn’t telling us anything new, except that David had achieved this blessing. And that’s nice for him.

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But let’s read the introduction of that same Psalm…“A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies” Verse 1 of Psalm 18

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So here it is! It was in the day when God gave David victory over all his enemies.

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Saul attempts to Kill David – by Gustave Dore – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Genesis19-17.jpgRUN CHRISTIAN, RUN!

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And so, here is our challenge! We need to “run”, as Habakkuk warns us.

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And as this website repeatedly informs us, we have been chosen to be a royal priesthood before God. In essence, we are the New Testament, “sons of Levi”, spiritually speaking: God’s royal family of priests.

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

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“But ye are…a royal priesthood, an holy nation”

1st Peter 2:9 

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Therefore, the encouragement to all of us is, that we should be doing every thing possible to live up to this high and holy calling.

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And our hearts, being the temple of the Lord, is where we are to minister together with Christ, our eternal High Priest.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Most Holy Place within the heart – Signs Of Heaven

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“He that overcometh shall inherit all things”

Revelation 21:7

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So the challenge goes out for each of us to live our lives from the vantage point of the Most Holy Place of the heart, as we minister together in “heavenly places”: the heavenly and holy place of our sanctified heart.

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And if we continue on in “the good fight”, and not lose heart, we will finally say along with David and Habakkuk…“He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places…and He will make me to walk upon mine high places.” Psalm 18:33 & Habakkuk 3:19

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And then, for the remainder of our days, it may just be as though we are literally standing in that Most Holy Place, looking down at the world below through a great window!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to flee to the mountain of God’s holiness. Give me the desire to save my family from the destruction rising up all around us…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Today’s Devotional – January 28th (A Living Sanctuary), or you can also read… June 16th (God’s Royal Priesthood Today!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FROM WHERE & TO WHERE DOES SHE FLEE?

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WOMAN ROTATES THROUGH THE SEASONS…

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star-chart ursa major summerr

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This page is about the Big Dipper, also called the Great Bear constellation (Ursa Major ). However, the ancient pagan cultures did not see this constellation as God intended it to be seen. It is actually a headless woman in childbirth.  This is seen in springtime. It is seen in the northern skies. 

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But as the seasons progress, this travailing woman flips upside down, now appearing as a woman with upraised arms like eagle wings who is running (eventually flying, as shown in sketch on right) into the wilderness (westward). The single star representing her birth-child (Christ) now becomes her head (“Christ is the head of the church.” Ephesians 5:23

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star-chart ursa major

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The 7 Stars (Big Dipper) is easy to see with its very bright 7 stars. But the Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) must be seen on a dark starry night, away from city lights. 

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These are star charts from Wikipedia, with sketches of the Woman added.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)

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TOMORROW:

June 7 (Loopholes in God’s Law, Part 2: “Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing?”)

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CHRIST’S OBJECT LESSONS, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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This is a sampler of the audio book about the Bible’s parables in which Ellen White relates them to every day practical living…

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Chapter 25 – “Talents”

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The Five Wise Virgins – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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

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This recording #207, 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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