Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JANUARY 21 (Like Likes Like!)

By admin On November 8th, 2014

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Daily Devotional – JANUARY 21

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Like Likes Like!

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One of the lesser known geniuses of the Twentieth Century was an outspoken atheist/philosopher/theoretical-physicist/, Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988).

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This man was associate and sometimes tutor to the likes of people like Albert Einstein, a fellow Jew. And besides being a college professor, and participant in the Manhattan Project, his life was devoted to the discovery of the principles of physics.

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Now one of Feynman’s most infamous statements is the phrase, “Like likes like”, which has to do with the attraction of like-molecules to each other. And many have no doubt, have used Feynman’s quote, applying it to different aspects to everyday life!

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Feynman and Oppenheimer at Los Alamos – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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PAUL’S ASSESSMENT OF THIS THEORY

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Yes, that phrase, “Like likes like” can apply to many aspects of life! And this theory can also apply to thehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PaulT.jpg spiritual life!

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Listen… “As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.” 1st Corinthians 15:48

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Now this above verse presents a similar idea to Feynman ‘s theory, “Like likes like”. Of course, Paul uttered it much more eloquently and almost 2,000 years prior to Feynman!

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But it must be noted that things in the natural world usually have their spiritual counterpart!

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Paul the Apostle – Artist – Valentin de Boulogne or Nicolas Tournier – circa 1500s – Wikipedia – public domain

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SPIRITUAL THINGS FOOLISH TO THE WORLD

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And the Bible gives a confirmation to 1st Corinthians 15:48, found in 1st Corinthians 2:14… “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

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Here is an even more defined application of this truth of life!

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Yes, those who are natural (carnal) have little stomach for spiritual things!

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They are foolishness to such earthly-minded men!

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Paul in Prison www.thebiblerevival.com US public domain

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“LIKE LIKES LIKE” IN THE CHURCH

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So this theory of “Like likes like” is also seen in the church world too!

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Listen… “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” Romans 8:7, 8

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As this above passage states, there are carnally-minded persons in God’s house! And some of these happen to be behind the pulpits!

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Listen again… “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” 2nd Corinthians 11:14, 15

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So here we see that Satan has his own ministers within the church. And many of them will so cleverly cloak their lies, mingling them in the truth, that they will “deceive, if possible, even the Elect!” Matthew 24:24

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

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HERETICAL HERMENEUTIC

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Satan has cleverly introduced a totally unbiblical doctrine into the church! It is sometimes called the “hermeneutic of literal interpretation”, or, “The Historical-Grammatical Method of Interpretation”.

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And to define it concisely,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jacob_Wrestling_with_the_Angel.jpg it is the doctrine that the Bible must be interpreted as literal as possible! In other words, unless context demands an allegorical interpretation, the Bible student must not try to see a spiritual meaning!

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Take for example, the Bible account of Jacob wrestling with the man through the night, must only be understood literally. There can be no allegorical understanding.

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Or take, for another example, the various bowls of God’s wrath, as presented in Revelation, Chapter 16. Those various plagues must be interpreted as literal as possible.

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Jacob Wrestling withthe Angel WIKIPEDIA PUBLIC DOMAIN

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THE BIBLE A SPIRITUAL BOOK!

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Now the Bible is a spiritual book. And there is absolutely no scripture which commands us to http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpgabstain from trying to see the spiritual meaning of the various stories found in the Gospels, or the Old Testament! And so, this phantom hermeneutic has no biblical origin! It was totally contrived by theologians of the past, and is still a cardinal rule of interpretation to this very day!

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Now, this is not to say that every Bible teacher who subscribes to this hermeneutic is a heretic! No, but Satan has deceived, if possible, the very Elect! He has successfully brought in this hermeneutic, and has caused many sincere Bible teachers to accept this unbiblical teaching! And even though there is nothing which commands Bible students to adhere to this hermeneutic, they have somehow been deceived in this area of Bible study!

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Holy Bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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LOCKED OUT OF DEEPER TRUTHS!

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And so, as a result, the vast majority of Christians have been locked out from understanding much of the Bible!

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As an example, most Christians cannot understand that the Old Testament prophets, when speaking concerning Israel and Jews, were also speaking of the Church! And so, they cannot see the spiritual truths which are so often veiled in allegories!

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Bible and Key Divination – Wikimedia – Share-alike license

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EARTHLY-MINDED DESIRE EARTHLY TRUTHS

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The problem is, that when carnally-minded men try to interpret spiritual truths, they tend to gravitate towards an earthly interpretation! The theory, “Like likes like” applies to these carnally-minded men! They being earthly, are attracted to earthly interpretations!

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For instance, when trying to understand the meaning of locusts, in Revelation, Chapter 9, they will invariably attempt to find some earthly meaning! They cannot see the spiritual application, that locusts represent the various ways that God allows the Devil to destroy our spiritual crops, so to speak!

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In other words, God, in His attempt to bring us to repentance, will sometimes allow the Devil to remove our earthly blessings! And then, in our consternation, we will hopefully turn back to the Lord, in humble prayer and sorrow for sin!

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black helicopters – Wikimedia – US Army – Public Domain

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THE GOOD NEWS!

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Gathering_of_the_Manna_(color).jpg

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The Good News is that once God gives us spiritual eyes to see the deeper truths of Scripture, we will begin to see through the eyes of Jesus, the “hidden Manna”, which is literally found all through the Bible!

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And as we become nourished up in that hidden Manna, we then can begin to walk that upward pathway, which leads us to the “Jerusalem above”!

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James Tissot – The Gathering of the Manna – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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

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but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

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And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

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2nd Timothy 4:3, 4

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me a love for spiritual things. Let me not be deceived by those teachers who force Christians to deny spiritual truths of Scripture, veiled by allegories and metaphors…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Ark of the Covenant Constellation, Pt. 2: How To Enter The Most Holy Place”, or you can also read… February 15th (The Two Images!)” 

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE FIVE FOOLISH VIRGINS STARS

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A new constellation has been revealed, as of about May 29th, 2014.

Serpent Constellation

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This constellation appears as a snake. Its body is comprised of stars from the Bootes Constellation, and its jaws are made of the four stars which Babylonians saw as the head of Draco, the Dragon. It also has a small single star for an eye.

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Now in this constellation is a group of five stars, which will be called “The Five Foolish Virgins Stars”. These are located on the opposite side of the Glorious Crown of 12 Stars, from the Five Wise Virgins Stars. But one big difference between the two is, that The Five Wise are curved around the Glorious Crown, while the Five Foolish are curved away from it!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Five Foolish Virgins Stars”

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TOMORROW…

” JANUARY 22 (Enduring Afflictions)”

 

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