Daily Devotional, Year 4 – March 6 (A 3-Fingered Judgment-Day, Part 8: “Judgment Day: What Were We Expecting?”)

By admin On January 24th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – March 6

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A 3-Fingered Judgment-Day, Part 8: “Judgment Day: What Were We Expecting?”

To read Part 1, click here…Today’s Devotional – January 20th (A 3-Fingered Judgment-Day)

 

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Judgment Day has already begun. And for all intents and purposes, it began on May 21, 2011. Yes, on that fateful day, this Titanic world struck an iceberg of sorts, and has been taking on water ever since!

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And many are surprised that Judgment Day is more than merely a 24 hour day. Still others presumed that it wouldn’t begin until Christ physically returned in the clouds of glory.

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Titanic – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

The very Iceberg that possibly struck Titanic – US Govt. photo – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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“THE CUP OF HIS FURY”

Isaiah 51:17

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ISIL_Execution_of_man_September_2014.jpgBut God is very merciful, “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2nd Peter 3:9

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And so, as our probation continues, this world has been getting crazier and crazier ever since Harold Camping’s supposed failed prediction. Well isn’t it? Aren’t things in the world seemingly going berserk? Do we even have to enumerate all the crazy things which seem to be occurring with increasing frequency and intensity?

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ISIL – Execution of man – September 2014 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“A DAY OF DARKNESS AND GLOOMINESS”

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Just listen to the following Bible description of that day from Joel’s fiery prophecy…“Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the Day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness…” Joel 2:1,2

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Here is a pretty gloomy scenario that the prophet is painting: “A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness…” Joel 2:2

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“THE DAY OF THE LORD…CRUEL BOTH WITH WRATH AND FIERCE ANGER”

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And what about Isaiah? Listen to Isaiah 13:9…“Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Book_of_Revelation_Chapter_9-1_%28Bible_Illustrations_by_Sweet_Media%29.jpgwith wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and He shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.”

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So did we expect that Judgment Day would be a day of joy and gladness? Were we hoping for God to smile down upon us?

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No, just the opposite! This period of time, however long it continues, will probably grow darker and more evil.

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.Judgment Day – by sweet media – Wikimedia – 

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“Prophesy…not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:”

Isaiah 30:10

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And so, with these horrible descriptions, it is no wonder that those Christians who are attempting to blow the trumpet of alarm, may indeed come off as being very negative!

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And the Christian community is not accustomed to hearing such negativity.

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But this is the essence of what Judgment Day is all about. It is finally time for God to arise and let the citizens of this rebellious world hear just what He thinks about us. After all, He has been silent about His true feelings for so many centuries.

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Global Warning – Judgment – Christ Coming by Julian Osley – Wikimedia – Share Alike License

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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But the Good News is, that even though Judgment Day may have already begun, it is still the day of mercy.

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Yes, mercy has not yet sailed away! And so, let’s not be negligent in our repentance and turning away from our sins.

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And listen to this one last very hopeful passage…

“…for the Day of the LORD is great and very terrible;

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgand who can abide it?

Therefore…turn ye even to Me

with all your heart, and with fasting,

and with weeping, and with mourning…

….for He is gracious and merciful,

slow to anger, and of great kindness…

Who knoweth if He will return and repent,

and leave a blessing behind Him…?”

Joel 2:11-14

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 9, CLICK HERE… March 29 (A 3-Fingered Judgment-Day, Part 9: “Will The Real Nazi Fascist Please Shout the Loudest!”)

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THE DESIRE OF AGES

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THE READER IS INVITED AND HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO SCROLL DOWN AND LISTEN TO THE AUDIO READING OF A CHAPTER FROM ELLEN WHITE’S STORY-FORM BOOK ON THE LIFE OF JESUS, “THE DESIRE OF AGES”. 

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Jesus over Jerusalem – Enrique Simonet Flevit – 1892 – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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THE OPEN FORUM

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ALSO, JUST BELOW THAT IS A 25 MINUTE AUDIO SEGMENT FROM HAROLD CAMPING’S NIGHTLY BIBLE-BASED, CALL-IN TALK-SHOW, “THE OPEN FORUM”

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Harold Camping on phone – Courtesy of Family Radio.org

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to prepare my heart for that day. Let me hide all those great and precious promises in my heart, so that I may walk by these through the soon-coming fire and tempest…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…SEPTEMBER 5 (Apocalypse Now! Part 9: Has Judgment Day Begun? Part 1), or you can also read… NOVEMBER 27 (Prayer in a Fragile World! Part 3: No Fear On Judgment Day?

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“THE SCORNER (THE PHARISEE)”

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Please tilt your head to the left. Do you see a man with a very long pointed nose. (Obviously, the sketch to the right is just an exaggeration in order to help you find the face in the photo to the left.)

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Do you see an angry look? His right eye-brow is raised as if he is judging.

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This second face in the Moon appears to be that of a combination of a man as well as a fox. Or maybe a wolf. Doesn’t he have a long narrow nose like a wolf or fox? Maybe even a dog. Nevertheless, the expression on his face, as he appears to look down upon the Earth, is that of scorn.

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Unlike the first Moon-man’s sad look of shock and awe (click here to see and read about); this ‘man/fox/wolf/dog’ appears to be that of anger and scorn. As if he is disgusted at the sinful planet below. He is very moral, you see.

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THE PHARISEES…

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“Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.” Prov. 21:24

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Yes this wolf-like beast-face in the Moon, is what the Bible calls a proud Pharisee. They were the morality crowd. They were the finger pointers. They were the scorners. They didn’t realize that their own pride was even more reprehensible to God than the drunkenness, immorality, or sexual perversions of the unsaved of the world.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 2nd Face: The Pharisee Scorner”

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TOMORROW:

March 7 (A Suffering Church is a Strong Church! Part 3: “John the Baptist”)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumphal_entry_into_Jerusalem#/media/File:Enrique_Simonet_-_Flevit_super_illam_-_1892.jpgTHE DESIRE OF AGES, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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This is a chapter of the audio book about the Gospel of Jesus Christ in His life and ministry.

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Chapter 21 – Bethesda and the Sanhedrin

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Jesus over Jerusalem – Enrique Simonet Flevit – 1892 – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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

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This is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s nearly 50 year-long series of 90 minute nightly talk shows…This is Open Forum Show #115

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons lz

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