Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 5 (Nature’s Witnesses, Part 14: “Butterflies: God’s Little Witnesses In Nature”)

By admin On January 26th, 2018

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“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 5

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Nature’s Witnesses, Part 14: “Butterflies: God’s Little Witnesses In Nature”

To read Part 1 of this series, click here…January 25th (Nature’s Witnesses, Part 1)

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“Seek the LORD and His strength,

seek His face continually.

Remember His marvellous works

that He hath done, His wonders…”

Job 16:11, 12

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Few things in Creation are as pretty and happy as a fluttering little butterfly which lives and thrives on the sweet nectar of every correct flower.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:American_Lady_Against_The_Sky.jpg.

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And those who are in doubt about the origin of life need not look any further than to behold these busy little living portraits of beauty and joy!

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American Lady Butterfly Against The Sky – Wikimedia – HaarFager at the English Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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.https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Comet_moth_(Argema_mittrei),_Vohimana_reserve,_Madagascar_(11455598076).jpg

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No earthly artist can create anything as beautiful and joyful as the butterfly.

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It took a infinitely wise Master-Artist to create and design all this!

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Comet moth (Argema_mittrei), Vohimana reserve, Madagascar – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Child_boy_face_with_butterfly.jpg.

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And instead of focusing on dead fossilized bones, any truth-seeking soul should instead redirect his or her focus upon the amazing LIVING creatures which our great God has designed!

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They tell us the true story!

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Child boy face with butterfly – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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This is because these beautiful and marvelous creatures give us a tiny hint that the world had a Infinite and Grand Master-Designer who loves to share His beauty and heavenly joy with the inhabitants of this world.

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And all this great cosmos we live in is not merely the product of some mindless explosion in which chaos and confusion transformed its own lifeless self into a vast universe full of life and law and order and beauty and poetry and wisdom and grandeur…and love!

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But this is actually an awesome expanse of our Heavenly Father, the infinite Creator’s own making.

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A Queen butterfly and a Monarch butterfly – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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“But ask now the beasts,

and they shall teach thee; https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Butterfly_2_(15326785158).jpg

and the fowls of the air,

and they shall tell thee:

Or speak to the earth,

and it shall teach thee:

and the fishes of the sea

shall declare unto thee.

Who knoweth not in all these

that the hand of the LORD

hath wrought this?”

Job 12:7-9

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Butterfly – Wikimedia – Jim Bendon – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

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TODAY’S PRAYER

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Dear Lord, Please open my eyes to see the joy and the beauty of God’s creations. Open my ears to hear the heavenly message which these spiritual metaphors try to teach us…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…February 18 (Nature’s Witnesses, part 7: ‘The Beauty of Nature’”),or you can also read,January 7th (The Chrysalis Christian!)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumphal_entry_into_Jerusalem#/media/File:Enrique_Simonet_-_Flevit_super_illam_-_1892.jpg

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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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THE END

 

Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!.

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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HEAVENLY OBJECT LESSON

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“Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.” Isaiah 24:23

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When God created the Moon and the stars, He ordained them to “rule the night” (Gen. 1:16). The Moon, especially when it is full, can light your pathway through the night, as it reflects the light of the Sun.

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So too, the Christian is to be a light to the world: to this sin-darkened world. But as the Moon must reflect the light of the Sun, in order to be a light to the world, so also must the Christian reflect the light of Jesus, to be a spiritual light to this planet in rebellion. Listen…

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“Ye are the light of the world…Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

.This is a drawing of a winter-time total lunar eclipse, first published in Bilder- (Picture Atlas of the Stemenwelt) in 1888

However, during an eclipse, the Earth passes directly between the Sun and the Moon, preventing that sunlight from shining on the Moon’s face. This is an incredible object-lesson about when the child of God allows the world to come between him and his Lord. Like the eclipse, that person no longer reflects the light of Jesus, because his or her love of this dark world of sin has eclipsed the light from the “Sun of Righteousness” (see Malachi 4:2).

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And so, this is just one of the many poetic truths seen in the Moon. (For more on this subject of an eclipse, you may link to the article… “Lunar Eclipse & Spiritual Eclipse”)

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Dutch Painting: Um_moinho_dominando_a_baía_à_luz_lunar wikimedia US public domain

This is a drawing of a winter-time total lunar eclipse, first published in Bilder- (Picture Atlas of the Stemenwelt) in 1888

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman”

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TOMORROW:

May 6 (Global Warming Alert! Part 2: Why Is There Global Warming?)

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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 81 – The Lord Is Risen

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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 recording #176, 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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