Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 23 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 17: “It’s a ‘Lose-Lose’ World!”)

By admin On January 26th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 23

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As The Flower of the Field, Part 17: “It’s a ‘Lose-Lose’ World!”

To read Part 1, click here… “March 19th (As the Flower of the Field!)”

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“All flesh is grass,

and all the goodliness thereof

is as the flower of the field:

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth:

because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it:

surely the people is grass.

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth:

but the Word of our God shall stand for ever.”

Isaiah 40:6-8

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%D0%9C%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%88_%D0%BC%D0%B8%D1%80%D0%B0_%D0%9C%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B2%D0%B0_21_%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%BD%D1%82_2014_%D0%9B%D0%98%D0%A6%D0%90.jpgThere is a saying in the world, “It’s a ‘win-win’ situation!” Have you heard that saying? In other words, this saying makes the point that “no matter what the outcome, the participants come out winners in one way or another.”

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Yes, the world is very wise about worldly matters. They sense when some venture is going to pay off! Especially those involved in stock-market trading. They are usually very savvy individuals.

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Crowd of people – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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EVERYTHING IN THIS WORLD IS A “LOSE-LOSE” DEAL

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pierre-Auguste_Renoir,_La_loge_(The_Theater_Box).jpgBut for some reason, we humans just cannot see the big picture for some reason. Oh yes, we can see many “win-win” deals in this world.

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But we cannot seem to see that the supposed “win-win” deals are actually “lose-lose” deals when we step back and look at them from a long-term vantage point.

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Pierre Auguste Renoir, La loge (The Theater Box) – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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EVERYTHING WILL FAIL

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Take sports, for example. My team might be winning this season. But sooner or later, they’re https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%22WIN%22_football.jpggoing to start losing.

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The same with politics. My political party might be presently enjoying big victories. But sooner or later, the opposing party is going to start enjoying victories.

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You might say that both sports and politics are a ‘lose-lose’ endeavor. Eventually my side is going to lose!

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Win Football from the Gerald Ford museum – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“ONE GENERATION COMES, WHILE ANOTHER PASSES AWAY

(see Ecclesiastes 1:1, 2)

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bob_Hope_and_Bing_Crosby_in_Road_to_Bali.jpgAnd what about the entertainment industry? Some actor or comedian, or television personality may be popular today. But sooner or later their popularity will begin to wane. And it won’t be long until some fresh-faced newcomer will take their place.

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Yes, it’s a ‘Lose-Lose’ world we live in. We might be successful this year. But next year has no guarantees. Any one of a thousand different calamities could fall upon us and wipe us out!

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Bob Hope and Bing Crosby – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“EVERYTHING IS DUST IN THE WIND!”

From the song, “Dust In The Wind”

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Well, this same principle applies to every aspect of life. Every thing in this world is temporary, and eventually fail!

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Even should we live a long and happy life, eventually we will return to the dust of the earth! 

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Yes, it’s definitely a “lose-lose” world!

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Graves at Calvary Cemetery Queens – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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THE FLOWER OF THE FIELD CONSTELLATION

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Well, God has given us a great sign in the night-heavens. It is called the “Flower of the Field Constellation”. It was formerly known as Scorpio (plus a few stars from neighboring constellations).

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You see, this amazing constellation begins very upright in the spring. But as summer turns to fall, this constellation appears to bow down, just like actual flowers do when winter draws near.

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Flower of the Field Constellation commonly known as Scorpio – seen in spring through summer

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THIS WORLD WILL CRUMBLE

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Galanthus_nivalis_(snowdrop)_flower_FS17.jpgAnd this present world is much like the flower of the field. Yes, every living thing in this world enjoys a season of vitality. But it won’t be long until they begin to bow down and eventually wither and die.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ice_Flower.jpg

Even many inanimate things do the same. Various man-made institutions have their life-span. They thrive for some years. But eventually they fall. Even nations have their own ‘time in the sun’, so to speak.

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But eventually they begin to bow down like the little flower, or they crumble like the castle made of sand.

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flower – Galanthus_nivalis (snowdrop) – Wikimedia – Share-alike lic.

Ice Flower – Wikipedia share-alike lic.

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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But the Good News is, there is one thing that will never bow down, fade away, or crumble.

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And just what is that?

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It is the gift of Salvation. Yes, Salvation will never fail or crumble or fade away! It is forever and ever! And the Promised Land that we are traveling to will likewise be forever! It too will never fail. And in that wonderful land, we will be forever young! And forever joyful! And forever peaceful!

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A TRUE “WIN-WIN” DEAL!

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The River Of The Water Of Life by H. Melville – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 18, CLICK HERE…May 27 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 18: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow?”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to fully realize the meaninglessness of this life and to fully appreciate the infinite value of the world-to-come…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“October 26th (It’s a throw-away world!)”, or you can also read this next article…“April 22nd (All Is Meaningless!)”

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THE END

 

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE FLOWER OF THE FIELD CONSTELLATION 

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This is perhaps one of the most amazing constellations that God has created! It truly looks like a flower, and appears to be blowing in the direction of westward. But as autumn draws near, this constellation appears to bow itself down, just like the flowers of Earth bow down, at the summer’s end.

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And these are not merely obscure stars! No! These are among the biggest and brightest stars in the night heavens!

Two Turtledoves-Flower of the Field- Cross/Scepter Constellations

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The Two Turtle-Doves Constellation is also known as Sagittarius .

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The Flower of the Field is commonly known as Scorpio .

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But there is another obvious aspect to this constellation group. Notice that the birds are flying in the same direction as the flower is bending; it is as if the east wind is blowing these heavenly messengers…

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“The wind blows where it desires, and you hear the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. John 3:8.

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So here is another incredible Bible concept, written in the heavens! And God has spoken of these signs! Listen… “For ever, O LORD, Thy Word is settled in heaven.” Psalm 119:89

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THE ZODIAC CONSTELLATION NAMES

By the way, it is not the purpose of www.theheavensdeclare.net to give any validity to the Zodiac or any pagan deities. But the common names of many constellations must be given, solely for the purpose of locating them on star-charts.

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WHY IS THIS FLOWER POINTING UPWARD?

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To the right is a star-chart from Wikipedia. The editor of this site has sketched in the Flower of the Field Constellation on this constellation commonly referred to as the Scorpio Constellation (plus a few other close-by bright stars).

flower of the field constellation (fixed)

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Do you see the long blade of grass growing from the base of the Flower of the Field? This grass blade is made of the two highest stars of the Lupus Constellation, and the two lowest stars of the Libra Constellation.

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As this Wikipedia star-chart shows, the flower appears to be pointing to Arcturus and the Revelation 12 Woman (shown in sketch below). Arcturus represents Jesus, as He leads His sons (and daughters) on a spiritual journey up a heavenward pathway, as is written… “Canst you bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or can you guide Arcturus with his sons?” Job 38:32.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flower of the Field Constellation”

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TOMORROW…

 

May 24 (The False Prophet, Part 31: “The False Prophet’s Two Horns Concerning Capitalism VS. Socialism!”)

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CHRIST 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 11 – “Things New and Old”

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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 #193, 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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