Daily Devotional, Year 4: May 30 (Noble Bereans, Part 58: “Go Into The Highways & Hedges!”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 4: May 30

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Noble Bereans, Part 58: “Go Into The Highways & Hedges!”

To read part 1, click here…”September 2nd (Noble Bereans?)”

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So, in this little series, the subject of those noble Bereans has been introduced. And today, it is still worthy of a little more exploration into another area of concern.

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Let’s review the key Bible passage… “And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming there, went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:10, 11

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St Paul Preaching (Raphael, 1515) Wikipedia US public domain

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AN OPEN-MINDED SPIRIT IN BEREA

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Okay, so those in Berea were more noble, because they:

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1. “Received the Word with all readiness of mind.”

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2. “And searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”

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And so, the Bereans were ready to receive new teachings, which no doubt, conflicted with the supposed, “orthodox” teachings of that day.

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Thus there was an open-mindedness which permeated their hearts, and a willingness to search the Scriptures daily, in hopes that these seemingly new teachings were indeed true!

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La Bible, Notre-Dame – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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CAMPING AND WHITE BOTH IN AGREEMENT

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Well, it’s too bad that Harold Camping didn’t understand Ellen White’s ministry.

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Yes, Harold Camping thought Mrs. White to be a false prophet.

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But had he explored her ministry more closely, he would have discovered that she taught many similar truths which he also taught!

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Ellen G. White – Wikimedia – Public Domain

Harold-Camping – courtesy Family Radio

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PARABLE OF THE GREAT SUPPER

Luke 14:16-24 (click here to read)

 

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For instance, both White and Camping taught that those who profess to serve Christ must prove this earnest desire by their undivided daily devotion to Christ. Yes, there are many church-goers who profess to serve Christ, but in reality, their love for this present selfish world takes precedence over all heavenly matters. And both Camping and White cautioned their hearers on a daily basis throughout their long earthly ministries (Harold Camping for 50 years, and Ellen White for 70 years).

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And both Camping and White lived by this same all-consuming devotion to Christ.

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Yes, Ellen White lived from early morning to late at night, writing letters, books, and counsels for churches, schools and health-sanitariums. She also voluntarily gave of her time and means to help others who were in need.

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And Harold Camping, in his shepherd’s heart, devoted 5 or 6 hours daily to Bible study. The rest of his day was spent in management of his world-wide ministry at Family Radio (which sadly became apostate soon after his death).

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AUDIO CONCERNING THE GREAT SUPPER

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Now at the bottom of today’s devotional is a 36 minute audio reading of Ellen White’s book, Christ Object Lessons, on the Parable of the “Great Supper”.

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This Chapter 18 is an incredible discourse on what true devotion to Christ should be. Conversely, this chapter also illustrates how pre-occupation with the world will prove that the religion of many church-goers is vain and worthless.

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A WORLD-LOVING CHURCH TODAY

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:People_on_Times_Square.jpgNow, this parable of the Great Supper, not only is a personal messages for individual souls, but also is a great prophecy for today’s church-world which is filled with world-loving professors, who are preoccupied with worldly endeavors, all to the bankruptcy of their souls.

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Yes, in the very nations who once rejoiced in the Christian Reformation, Satan has caused to turn away from the Gospel, in pursuit of the earthly pleasures and the worldly treasures of this world.

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And the Church to a great extent has joined in with the secular world in seeking after these same selfish world-loving pursuits!

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People on Times Square – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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“COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE!”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Poor_man_reading.jpg

Revelation 18:4

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And as a result of our earthly-minded pursuits, the Lord is now moving on from the apostate churches and denominations, and instead, calling all those who have nothing to lose: the poor, the homeless, the addicts, the hungry, and anyone else who has nothing to lose by joining the end-time exodus out of this world!

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In other words, the Lord is going to the “highways and hedges” to call anyone willing to respond to His invitation!

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Homeless man reading Bible – Wikimedia share-alike license

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PROOF POSITIVE OF CAMPING’S AND WHITE’S MINISTRY

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But the very Good News is, that this agreement between Camping’s ministry and White’s ministry puts a great big giant exclamation mark on the validity of both these two ministries.

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Yes, they both are indeed a dramatic fulfillment of the prophecy found in Revelation 14 concerning the messages of the three angels!

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And every truth-seeking “Noble Berean” is invited and encouraged to scroll down to the bottom of this day’s devotional to listen to the 20 minute audio version of Ellen White’s Chapter 18 – “Go into the Highways and Hedges” from the book, Christ Object Lessons.

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And the Reader is also encouraged to listen to a 25 minute excerpt from Harold Camping’s daily call-in Bible talk show, by scrolling to the bottom of today’s devotional.

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Ellen G. White – Wikimedia – Public Domain

Harold-Camping – courtesy Family Radio

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TO READ PART 59, CLICK HERE…Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 11 (Noble Bereans? Part 59: “Ellen White On The Ministry of Healing”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be an open-minded seeker of truth, even if it means giving up a very highly regarded Church opinion! Let me be willing to investigate any seemingly new teaching if it appears to have some biblical validity…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…August (Noble Bereans, Part 16: “The Signs Of Heaven?”) or you can also read…NOVEMBER 23 (Noble Bereans, Part 20: “Re-thinking Ellen White Regarding Her Old Testament Statements”), or you can also read…October 30 (Noble Bereans, Part 26 – “The Message of the Third Angel of Revelation 14”)

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THE END

.Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THESE SIGNS ARE MENTIONED

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From time to time, the Book of Revelation mentions stars. But when we get to Revelation Chapter 12, it speaks of two “great signs in heaven”. First, it speaks of the sign in heaven of a woman with child. Then it speaks of the sign in heaven of a great red dragon, with a tail that sweeps one-third of the stars and casts these stars down to the earth. So we get the sense that this phenomenon that the Apostle John was seeing, was closely intertwined with the starry host of the heavens. And these two signs in heaven, a woman, and a dragon, are a big part of this website, Signs Of Heaven.

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And so this phenomenon that the Apostle John was seeing, was closely intertwined with the starry host of the heavens.

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What really gives validity to this idea, is that God created the Universe in such a way, that if one looks at the major constellations, then this Revelation 12 scenario can be seen. So please read on. And if you really want to see this heavenly battle, you just might. It will take some real effort on your part. But through prayer, faith, and study of the site, God may just graciously open your eyes to see this amazing story written on the heavenly scroll above. But don’t wait! This heavenly scroll will soon be rolled up, just as it is written… “And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together;” Revelation 6:14

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WINTER CONSTELLATIONS-SEEN IN FALL: This sketch to the right is how this constellation group appears in the eastern sky in fall. This is the four primary constellations of the Winter Constellations. They can be seen in this position, in the late fall above the eastern horizon. The Woman of Revelation 12 is commonly called Ursa Major or The Big Dipper and appears in the north. Orion the Soldier is the at the bottom is to the south of the Woman. The The Dragon of Revelation Constellation’s mouth isThe Hyades Cluster, and the tip of his tail is Pleiades, and his Wave of Water is primarily the  Auriga constellation. The Glorious Horse Constellation  head is of  Perseus Constellation and his rear end is Cassiopeia Constellation.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)

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TOMORROW…

Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 31 (Seared As With A Hot Iron!) 

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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 18 – “Go into the Highways and Hedges”

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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 #200, 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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