Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 28 (The Revelation 12 Crown Constellation, Part 3: “Hold Fast To What Thou Hast!” CONTINUED)

By admin On January 26th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 28

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The Revelation 12 Crown Constellation, Part 3: “Hold Fast To What Thou Hast!” CONTINUED

To read part 1, click here…January 15 (The Revelation 12 Crown Constellation, Part 1: “Hold Fast To What Thou Hast!”)

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“The backslider in heart

shall be filled with his own ways:”

Proverbs 14:14

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:New-Year_Resolutions_list.jpgIn Part 1 of this “Hold Fast To What Thou Hast!” devotional (click here), it was presented just how critically important it is to hold fast to the good habits and virtues that Heaven blesses Believers with.

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But before the reader is left worrying that God is ready to grab away a Believer’s crown, this 2nd installment will be offered to present the manner in which the Lord works in the hearts and lives of His people, the true worshipers of God.

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New Year Resolutions list – Wikimedia – courtesy of Public domain photos.com

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FILLED WITH OUR OWN WAYS!

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Listen again to the signature verse for today’s devotional…“The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways:” Proverbs 14:14

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Now, many Bible students reading this might get the idea that this is speaking of the secular world. Or maybe that it also includes the false brethren in the Church.

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But this above verse, while it may include those other two groups of people, deals primarily with those who are the chosen people of God!

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ABOVE PHOTO: church evangelist – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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LUKEWARM LAODICEANS

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Listen to this next passage to the Church at Laodicea…“I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of My mouth…I counsel thee to buy of Me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich…” (Revelation 3:15-18 click here to read the entire passage)

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This is not speaking of merely those who are lost souls in the Church. No, but rather, Christ is speaking to the angel of this Lukewarm Church. He is counseling we true worshipers to buy from Him, “gold, tried in the fire”!

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Revelation – Wikimedia – courtesy www.pre.org

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So the next question to be asked is this: “What fire?”

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GOD, A REFINER OF OF SILVER AND GOLD

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Well, just listen to this next passage from Malachi 3:2, 3…“But who may abide the day of His coming? and who shall stand when He appeareth? for He is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.”

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Here God reveals Himself as a refiner of silver and gold. And all this in reference to the “sons of Levi”.

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Gold bars – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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So just who are these “sons of Levi” spoken of in this above passage?

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Question Marks – At a loss – svg – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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THE CHURCH: A “ROYAL PRIESTHOOD”

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Well, let’s allow Peter to answer this question regarding the “sons of Levi”

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Listen…“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light:” 1st Peter 2:9

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Oh, so now it becomes apparent that New Testament Believers are God’s royal priesthood in these last days (and all through New Testament times).

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THIS DEVOTIONAL WILL BE CONTINUED TOMORROW (CLICK HERE)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to hold fast to any good thing that I have…

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READ MORE…

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(FOR FURTHER EXPLORATION, READ THE ARTICLE…  April 4 (Eternal Torment? Part 18: “Stuck In The Miry Pit!”), or you can also read…July 13th (Time of Jacob’s Trouble, Part 1: Alone With God) (please read this entire series)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FIVE WISE VIRGINS STARS

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This constellation was identified on May 22nd, 2014. It is simply five stars, two from the Serpens Constellation, and three from the Hercules Constellation.

Wikipedia Star-Chart - Corona Borealis

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What gives this constellation impetus and significance is that it appears as five evenly positioned stars, in a slight oval pattern, as if they were sitting in a meeting, listening, or perhaps watching someone.

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Second, they appear to be gathered in front of The Crown of Revelation 12 Constellation. (just below Corona Borealis in this Wikipedia star-chart, in which the editor of this site sketched in these two constellations)

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GATHERED AROUND GLORIOUS CROWN!

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The position of these stars is significant in a number of ways. The first, being that these Five Wise Virgins are gathered around the 12-star Crown of Revelation 12. And the obvious message here is, that these wise virgins represent the faithful portion of God’s Church. And as wise virgins, they understand the importance of winning the glorious crown of victory, which Jesus promised.

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Listen… “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.” 1st Corinthians 9:24, 25. 

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And so, God is showing us the difference between the wise and the foolish in His Church. While the wise are gathered around this crown of victory, the foolish are nowhere to be found. 

 

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Corona Borealis/Bootes & Five Wise Virgins

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Five Wise Virgins Stars” or you can also read… “The Five Foolish Virgins Stars”

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TOMORROW:

May 29 (The Revelation 12 Crown Constellation, Part ?: “Hold Fast To What Thou Hast!” FURTHER CONTINUED)

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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 16 – “Lost, and is Found”

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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 #198, 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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