Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 15 (The 4 Winds of Revelation 7:1 Now Blowing! Part 2: “Separating The Wheat From The Chaff”)

By admin On January 26th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 15

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The 4 Winds of Revelation 7:1 Now Blowing! Part 2: “Separating The Wheat From The Chaff”

To read Part 1, click here…Today’s Devotional – January 17th (4 Winds of Doctrine Now Blowing!)

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“And after these things

I saw four angels standing

on the four corners of the earth,

holding the four winds of the earth….

Revelation 7:1-4

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This above passage from Revelation 7, concerning the four winds, is generally not understood by http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories/images/isabel091503-1215z2.jpgthe vast majority of today’s theologians and Bible teachers.

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Well, for one thing, most evangelicals have been told that they will be Raptured away from earth prior to the unfolding of Revelation.

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And of course, none of us fully understand all that the four winds represent, since we only, “know in part and prophesy in part”. (1st Corinthians 13:9)

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Nevertheless, there are some biblical insights that can be offered.

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Hurricane eye – NOAA – Govt. Public Domain

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SEPARATING THE WHEAT FROM ITS HOUSING

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All through the growing process, the precious wheat kernel was held safely in its housing, until the time of harvest.

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But at harvest time, the wheat kernel must be separated from its housing.

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And so, when the strong winds begin to blow, a process known as winnowing is implemented by the farmer.

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In this process, the wheat is tossed into the windy air, and the separated because the lighter chaff is carried away with the wind, while the kernels fall to the ground.

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Wheat Winnowing – Vannage du riz, Uttarakhand, – India – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vannage_du_riz,_Uttarakhand,_India.jpg“Therefore speak I (Jesus) to them in parables”

Matthew 13:13

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In God’s infinite wisdom, he has created all these things to teach an object lesson about the great harvest which is just beginning.

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Yes, just as those kernels of wheat must finally be separated from the chaff, so also, God’s people must likewise go through a very similar separation process.

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Wheat Winnowing – Vannage du riz, Uttarakhand, – India – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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SEPARATION TIME NOW IN THE VALLEY OF DECISION

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You see, right now, at this very time in history, God’s great harvest is just now beginning.

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And now it is the time for His precious wheat to be separated from their housing.

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Listen…“Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the vats overflow; for their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.” Joel 3:13, 14

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Here is revealed that the time of harvest is very much connected with the Valley of Decision. And right now, the human race is entering into that great moment of decision!

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ABOVE PICTURE – Fall Constellations – Valley of Decision Constellation

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But how is this to be accomplished?

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Question Mark – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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WINDS OF STRIFE NOW BLOWINGhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anti-Christian_sign_in_Federal_Plaza_Chicago.jpg

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Well, just as the harvest-time winds began to blow, so also, the winds of strife and confusion are now beginning to blow!

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Yes, we are living in the very time in which great turbulence, political, social, and religious strife are now intensifying on a pandemic level!

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And even in the church-world, various ideologies and “every wind of doctrine” are blowing from every direction!

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Anti-Christian rally in Chicago – Wikimedia

Protesters – Wikimedia – Share-alike License 3.0

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“be no more…tossed to and fro…with every wind of doctrine”

Ephesians 4:14

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Now God’s Elect and chosen ones cannot be tossed about by every wind of doctrine.

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And yet, those things in the church-world that can be shaken, will be shaken, and soon taken away in those winds of confusion and strife!

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But God’s true worshipers will remain steadfast! In this way, the wheat will be separated from its housing.

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

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“Come out of her My people!”

Revelation 18:4

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And so, it should be no surprise that all around us, we will sadly watch our housing fall away. Yes, the various churches and denominations will be carried away by every wind of false doctrines.

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But the end result will be a separated, but a purified Church. Our housing will have all been blown away by all the false doctrines which the apostate portion of the Church clung to.

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And all those who refused to separate from the housing, will be blown away in those winds of strife and confusion!

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It reminds us of the following verse….“A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; [but] it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.” Psalm 91:7, 8

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But the glorious aspect to all this is that God will have finally purified His Church from all defilement. And like a mighty army, God’s Church will stand, as a witness to all the onlooking world!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Hide Thyself in thy Chambers – inspired by Tornado Over Kansas by Curry

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AUDIO READING BY ELLEN WHITE

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Well, these “four winds” have more meaning than this little devotional can speak of.

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But the reader is highly encouraged to listen to the 11 minute audio reading from Ellen White’s book, “Christ’s Object Lessons” on the subject of wheat as it relates to the Christian life…

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Ellen G. White – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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CHRIST’S OBJECT LESSONS

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THE READER IS INVITED AND HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO SCROLL DOWN AND LISTEN TO THE AUDIO READING OF A CHAPTER, “FIRST THE BLADE, THEN THE EAR”, FROM ELLEN WHITE’S BOOK ON THE PARABLES OF JESUS, “CHRIST’S OBJECT LESSONS”. 

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Five Wise Virgins – Matt 25 – www.thebiblerevival.com – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be wheat and not chaff! Show me my true relationship with Thee. Let me not be deceived…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1” or you can also read… ““Vanity Fair” & The False Prophet”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LOCATING THE DRAGON

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THE DRAGON of REVELATION 12 CONSTELLATION . The Dragon ConsRevelation 12 Dragon w/texttellation can be located by finding Orion in winter months. The Dragon is to Orion’s left, and the Dragon’s mouth is right next to Orion’s shield. This Dragon’s mouth is the V-like constellation The Hyades Cluster, which is the very same constellation that comprises the head of Taurus the Bull. In other words, Hyades is also known as the head of Taurus the Bull. And Hyades is the mouth of this Dragon.

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The tip of the Dragon’s tail is composed of that star-cluster known as The Pleiades. The Pleiades is actually in the shape of a lion’s furry tassel tip of his tail. The sketch below shows this Pleiades

Revelation 12 Dragon w/text

as the tail tip.

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Now with aid of a dark starry night, you may begin to connect this mouth and the tail with a very long body in an oval shape. The front and back legs are very well-defined with stars. The front legs are made partially of Taurus. The back legs and rear fin are made of the Cetus Constellation. But the long oval-shaped body has relatively few stars, but can been seen, howbeit with a dark starry night. The four stars of the front fins are made partially of Taurus. This Dragon constellation appears in the eastern horizon about mid-summer in the pre-dawn hours, spewing his flood-waters northward toward the Woman of Revelation 12 (Woman in Travail). The Wave of Water is primarily composed of the Constellation Auriga. The are two more less bright stars which are closest to the Dragon’s mouth. These two dimmer stars are also part of this Wave of Water.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction” or you can also read… “The Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

May 16 (“The Dawning of the Day!”)

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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 3 – “First the Blade, Then the Ear”

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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 #185, 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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