Daily Devotional, Year 2 – NOVEMBER 26 (Planet Earth: Devil’s Island! Part 2: Planet Earth: Knoxhard University!)

By admin On January 9th, 2016

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“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – NOVEMBER 26

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Planet Earth: Devil’s Island! Part 2: “Planet Earth: Knoxhard University!”

To read Part 1, click here…March 13th (Planet Earth: Devil’s Island!)

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“The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; To give subtlety to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. 

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A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:” Proverbs 1:1-5

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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Are you now attending a college or university? Have you ever attended one in the past?

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Maybe one of the Ivy-League schools? Yale, Princeton, Harvard?

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Here is a student from Harvard University, enjoying his homework while sitting on the Harvard Yard lawn.

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Studying in Harvard Yard – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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ENROLLED IN SCHOOL…US!?!

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Well, you might be surprised to learn that we are all attending a school…right this very minute!

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That’s right! The entire human race is now enrolled in a school!

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And we are regularly attending classes, each and every day!

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People on Times Square Wikimedia-Commons share-alike-license

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THE SCHOOL of HARD KNOCKS!

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Have you ever heard the expression, “He (or she) had to learn from the school of hard knocks”?

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Well, simply put, when we decide to do things our way, instead of the right way, then we will most likely meet with failure and disappointment.

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And all the disappointing repercussions which follow will ultimately teach us to do things the right way in the future.

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This is what is meant by, “learning our lessons in the school of hard knocks!”

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Japanese car accident WIKIMEDIA SHARE-ALIKE LICENSE

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PLANET EARTH: SCHOOL of HARD KNOCKS

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGWell, if we really think about it, this entire fallen world has been designed to be, “the school of hard knocks!”

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Yes, when Mankind rebelled against Heaven’s government, God has allowed us to continue on in this rebellious world as a means of learning the hard way, that God’s ways are the right ways!

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And conversely, we learn that Man’s ways will only bring trouble, heartache and ultimately, destruction! 

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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LEARN FROM HISTORY

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And all we have to do, is to look back in history, and it is clearly seen just what are the devastating results of spurning the wise counsels found in the Bible.

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Yes, history is literally teeming with one human tragedy after another! Just look at all the wars, and famines, and crimes, and atrocities which have filled the pages of our history books!

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Nazi Youth – Wikimedia – Commons – Share-alike License

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PLANET EARTH: KNOXHARD UNIVERSITY!

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Truly it can be said with “tongue-in-cheek”, that this world is the, “Knoxhard University”, of the universe! This tiny ball of rebellious dust called, Planet Earth, is the one place in all the vast http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Earth_On_Stove.pngstarry heavens which has decided that we know better than God! 

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And as one now-deceased songster so appropriately crooned, “I did it my way!” Yes, we erring humans can all say “Amen” to those words!

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And so, instead of completely wiping us out, God in His wisdom has decided to allow Mankind to live and work and carry on in our rebellious ways. And by this means, Mankind will hopefully learn our tough lessons as we attend, “Knoxhard University”, poor old miserable Planet Earth!

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Earth On Stove – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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THE HOT STOVE LESSON

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This is why God doesn’t take away all the disastrous and heart-wrenching results of our folly!

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He is our Heavenly Father! And just as any loving parent would do when a child refuses to listen, God has allowed us to burn our fingers, so as to finally understand why He warns, “Don’t touch that hot stove!”

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Hot Pan – Do Not Touch Warning – Wikimedia – the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0

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TO LISTEN, OR NOT TO LISTEN!

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And so, the whole point to today’s devotional is, we have a choice to make. Well, the fahttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svgct is, we all have many choices to make each day, don’t we, both big and little choices? And we can finally decide to listen to God’s Book, or we can insist on continuing to doing it, “my way!”

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And thus, the question to be answered today is this: “Am I going to continue to attend that Knoxhard University, or am I going to attend God’s School of Discipleship? Am I going to continue to take my painful lumps in, “the school of hard knocks”, or will I finally sit down and begin listening to the peaceful and joyful wisdom from Heaven, found within the pages of the Bible?”

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

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TO READ PART 3, CLICK HERE…DECEMBER 17 (Planet Earth: Devil’s Island! Part 3: Which ‘Normal’ Will You Choose?)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to begin to make better choices in life. Give me great wisdom and experience…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… December 9 (It’s a throw-away world!)“, or you can also read… January 27th (It’s a Brand-X World)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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7 STARS IMITATE THE CROSS OF ORION

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Peter let down his Lord by denying him thrice. But God allowed this to happen, knowing that Peter would repent, later to become one of the zealous Followers of Jesus. Probably many Christians have let their Lord down in a big way in the past. And like Peter, they have repented, likewise to become even more ardent Followers of Jesus.

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The Church, in these last days, has been flooded with every device that Satan could possibly conjure up, to cast across our pathway, and lead God’s sheep astray. And though the Church has been greatly hindered, God is about to purify His sin-laden people, who will finally lift up the Cross of Christ with such power and glory, as this world has never before seen.

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And the Reader may just discover the way that he or she might also help lift that Cross up. And God has inscribed in the heavens, a picture of how the Church lifts up the Cross, as they imitate their Lord. So please read this very important article. And though it may take 30 minutes or so, it will be well worth the read.

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crucifixion of Peter-Caravaggio-Martirio di San Pietro wikipedia US public domain

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LOCATING THESE TWO CONSTELLATIONS

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This phenomenon begins in October, in the pre-dawn hours. It then begins a little earlier each night.

The Cross of Orion Constellation star-chart.

This Wikipedia star-chart to the left, has this Orion Constellation sketched in. You must locate Orion, when it is mid-sky, between east and west. You’ll be facing southward most likely, unless you are far south. Try to imagine it as a Cross on a steep hill. The 3-star belt of Orion becomes the crest of the hill. The 3 very faint stars that make up Orion’s head become the very top of the Cross.

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Next, locate the 7 Stars Constellation. This 7 Stars Constellation is seen by facing northward. It stands upright a little later in the night. Eventually, Orion will lay down and no longer be seen as an uplifted Cross! Beginning in November, the 7 Stars (AKA Big Dipper) can be seen as a Cross a little bit later in evening.

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When you are comfortable in locating Orion & The 7 Stars Constellations, then show a friend. This can be a great witnessing tool!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “’7 Stars’ Imitate ‘The Cross of Orion’”

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TOMORROW: 

NOVEMBER 27 (Prayer in a Fragile World! Part 3: No Fear On Judgment Day?

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This Open Forum #13 is a small 30 minute sampling of Mr. Camping’s nearly 50 year-long series of 90 minute nightly talk shows…

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons lic.

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