Today’s Devotional – November 2nd (What’s In Your House?)

By admin On September 17th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – November 2nd

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What’s In Your House?

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“Through wisdom is an house builded;

and by understanding it is established:

And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled

with all precious and pleasant riches.”

Proverbs 24:3, 4

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Have you ever been in an elegant house? Oh, maybe not the mansion in this picture. But a house that has been furnished with beautiful furniture? And wasn’t it a joy to sit there in such a clean and well-cared-for home?

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Well, the Bible says that the people of this world are wiser in their generation than are the children of light. And so, as children of light, we need to pay close attention to what the children of the world are doing, and translate those things into a spiritual counterpart.

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And so it is, in the furnishing of our home. No not our physical home. But it is our spiritual house that we need to furnish with elegant furnishings. Listen again to our opening Bible passage…

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“Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” Proverbs 24:3, 4

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A SPIRITUAL HOUSE

1st Peter 2:5ABOVE PICTURE: Most Holy Place in the heart - Signs Of Heaven

 

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Yes, while the people of the world are spending so much time, money, and effort in beautifying and enriching their houses and lands, the children of light must rather be spending our time, money, and effort, beautifying and enriching our spiritual house: our heart.

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Listen…“Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.” 1st Peter 2:5

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Yes, we are a spiritual house!

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Now this does not mean that we are to allow our literal homes to be neglected. But the main focus of our lives should be on furnishing our spiritual house with the elegance of Heaven.

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MARTHA & MARY SET THE PRIORITY

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Remember the little account of Mary and her sister Martha? Remember how Martha was
so concerned about the worldly duties of life, while sister Mary sat instead, and spent her time filling her heart with the precious words of life? (Do you see in the this old painting, Mary way back there, sitting at Jesus’ feet?)

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Now what did Jesus say to Martha?

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Listen… “And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41:42.

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Yes, Jesus ever-so-gently scolded Martha, but commended Mary, because she made her priority in life, to hear God’s Word, rather than the cares and pleasures of the world.

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Martha & Mary by Joachim_Beuckelaer Wikipedia US public domain

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ALL GRAFFITI MUST GO!

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“Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.” James 4:8

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And one of the first things we must do is to get rid of the graffiti which is on the walls of our heart. Yes, by exposing ourselves to the unwholesome words and images all around us, our hearts have become covered with all sorts of vile graffiti and vile images! So this must be cleaned up first.

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And here is a work which no Christian is excused from participating in! The Bible makes it perfectly clear that every man (and woman) must become fully engaged in the purifying of the heart!

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Just listen to the Apostle, John… “And every man that hath this hope in Him (of Christ’s Return) purifies himself, even as He (Christ) is pure.” 1st John 3:3.

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Bodeguita del Medio, Havana, WIKIMEDIA share-alike license

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ALL MUST PURIFY!

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Yes, listen to the Apostle, John… “And every man that hath this hope in Him (of Chrihttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_040327-N-1261P-058_Navy_Chaplain,_Lt._Marc_Massie_assigned_to_Naval_Mobile_Construction_Battalion_Seventy_Four_(NMCB-74)_studies_his_Bible_for_an_upcoming_service.jpgst’s Return) purifies himself, even as He (Christ) is pure.” 1st John 3:3.

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Notice it says here, “and every man”. It doesn’t say… “and SOME men”.

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No, it says… “And EVERY MAN that hath this hope in Him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.”

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Yes, as the Christian begins to shun all unnecessary evil communications, such as TV, secular radio, world-loving associations, etc., then just watch all that unsightly graffiti begin to disappear!

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Chaplain reads Bible – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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PRECIOUS & PLEASANT FURNISHINGS

.ABOVE PICTURE: Most Holy Place in the heart - Signs Of Heaven

Now that the walls are cleansed from graffiti, then comes the nice and elegant furnishings. Beautiful pictures of heavenly images hanging on the walls of our heart! All those precious Bible promises, hanging as apples of gold, in picture-frames of silver, decorating the heavenly halls of our heart! Elegant furnishings which family and friends and guests may all enjoy! These come from fixing our minds on heavenly things!

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Yes, by meditating day and night on God’s Word, we begin to fill our homes with all the elegance of Heaven! And before long, our spiritual house becomes a showcase of heavenly splendor, more than enough to “keep up with the Jones'”, in any neighborhood!

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INTO ETERNITY FUTURE!

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And the real wonderful aspect to all this is, that though time and elements of nature will eventually pull down, not only our physical dwellings, but our bodies of clay, as well! Yet our spiritual home will endure throughout all the ceaseless ages! 

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Listen…“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” 1st John 2:15-17.

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Yes, this passage very much implies that whatever we devote ourselves to in this life will either be burned up on the last Day, or will endure throughout eternity future!

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Thomas Cole – Pilgrim of the Cross at the End of His Journey – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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PURSUE ETERNAL RICHES

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So why should we waste our precious moments remaining, on things which will ultimately be burned up?

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Why not rather spend our time on things which endure forever?

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Grant me the desire to spend my time here on earth, engaging in the spiritual enrichment of my heart and soul. Let me not be drawn away by the vain pursuits of this life….

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Fleeing to the Mountains, Part 3: The Abomination in My Heart” , or you may also read… “Martha, the “Doer” & Mary, the “Hearer””

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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HOW THE NARROW & WIDE GATES RELATE TO ORION & DRAGON

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This sketch below is when these constellations are in the eastern sky in early winter (However, this constellation group can even be seen as early as July, in the pre-dawn hours). In the eastern sky, it’s not so easily seen which gate the Revelation 12 Woman will enter. The Wide Gate is made of the two brightest stars of this Wave of Water Constellation. Satan spews out the deadly water of his false worldly ideologies; which many of these ideologies have a form of godliness, but in some way are not in harmony; or perhaps these worldly ideologies add to the Bible, which is strictly forbidden (see Deuteronomy 4:2).

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On the other hand, the Strait Gate (narrow gate) is composed of the two brightest stars of the Orion The Reaper’s sickle. The true Strait Gate represents Jesus, the Word of God. Listen… “I [Jesus] am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” John 10:9

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)”

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TOMORROW:

“November 3rd (The Evil-Eyed Pharisee Scorner!)”

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Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

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