Today’s Devotional – April 10th (Abomination of Desolation, Part 1)

By admin On April 9th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – April 10th

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The Abomination of Desolation, Part 1

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“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation,

spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place,

(whoso readeth, let him understand:)

Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:”

Matthew 24:15, 16

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So, it says here in the above passage, “when ye…shall see the Abomination of Desolation standing in the Holy Place”, those who are in Judea should flee to the mountains.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Panorama_from_beth_meir_5.jpg

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This photo is of the mountains of Judea.

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But exactly what is the Abomination of Desolation?

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The fact is, the Bible is a spiritual book, and the Bible plainly says, “Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” 1st Corinthians 2:13.

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Judean Hills Panorama from beth meir wikipedia share-alike license

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THE BIBLE HAS THE ANSWER!

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So just what is this abomination which causes desolation?

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There have been many who attempt to define the Abomination of Desolation either by looking into history books or by looking into news papers!

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But the fact is, all Scripture must be interpreted by comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

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Yes, as Isaiah puts it… “For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:” 28:10

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The Bible must be its own interpreter. 

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Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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LOCUSTS & BLACK HELICOPTERS

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But it is much easier and much more exotic to merely look out into the world, and try to find something that resembles the allegories and imhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_U.S._Army_UH-60_Black_Hawk_helicopter_and_a_CH-47F_Chinook_helicopter,_both_with_Bravo_Company,_3rd_Battalion,_25th_Aviation_Regiment,_25th_Combat_Aviation_Brigade,_prepare_to_conduct_rappel_operations_with_130618-A-UG106-454.jpgages that so often appear in Revelation!

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For example, some try to interpret the Revelation, Ch. 9 “locusts” as being some new black helicopter!

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But by simply studying locusts in the Bible, in such places as Joel, Chapter 1, it is soon discovered that locusts were one way that God chastised His people!

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In other words, locusts represented the various ways that God allowed the earthly riches of His disobedient people to be eaten up and consumed!

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Black helicopters – Wikimedia – US Army – Public Domain

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DESOLATIONS IN CITY & SANCTUARY

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And this idea of the Abomination of Desolation is no different!

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We must search the Scriptures to find thehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Poynter's_Daniel's_Prayer.jpg correct understanding!

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So maybe this prayer for his people by Daniel will help define all this… O my God, incline Thine ear, and hear; open Thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by Thy Name: for we do not present our supplications before Thee for our righteousnesses, but for Thy great mercies.” Daniel 9:17, 18

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So Daniel here is pleading for God to have pity on “the city called by Thy name”, and upon the sanctuary and upon the people of God, which have all become desolate, because of their disobedience!

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Poynter’s Daniel’s Prayer 1865 public domain

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THE TRUE TEMPLE OF GOD

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Now the Bible foretells that the Son of Perdition will take his seat in the temple.

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Listen… “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called ABOVE PICTURE: Most Holy Place in the heart - Signs Of HeavenGod, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” 2nd Thessalonians 2:3, 4

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Now the general consensus among the radio and TV preachers seems to be that this temple of God will be a literal temple, which will be rebuilt over in Jerusalem in Palestine.

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But could a brick-n-mortal temple ever really be considered, “the temple of God”? Really?

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Listen to Scripture… “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” 1st Corinthians 3:16, 17

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Yes, now here is the true temple of God! God’s Elect Church! God and His people are the true temple of the Lord! 

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And so, the question is, “Just how can the “man of sin”, take his seat in the temple of God, if that temple is the body of Christ? 

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

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FOR THE ANSWER TO THIS PUZZLING QUESTION, PLEASE READ THE COMPANION ARTICLE IN TOMORROW’S DEVOTIONAL… “Who is the Man of Sin?” (click here)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me a true understanding into all these things…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1” or you can also read… “April 11th (Who is the Man of Sin?)”

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LOCATING THE DRAGON

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(REVELATION 12 DRAGON IS NOT DRACO!)

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First, let it be stated, that this Dragon Constellation is not the same constellation commonly referred to as “Draco” (photo to right is Draco, AKA Ursa Minor).

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This Revelation 12 Dragon from Signs Of Heaven, has not been previously recognized. But you will discover that it is a very intricate and complex constellation, once you are comfortable locating it.

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Draco, Ursa Minor Wikipedia share-alike license

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LOCATION…

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star-charts winter constellations

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The Revelation 12 Dragon Constellation can be located by finding Orion in winter months. The Dragon is to Orion’s left, and the Dragon’s mouth is right next to Orion’s shield. This Dragon’s mouth is the V-like constellation The Hyades Clusterwhich is also known as the head of Taurus the Bull. The Dragon’s tail-tip is Pleiades and the lower shaft of his tail is partly of Aries and Pisces. Then with aid of a dark and starry night, you may begin to connect the mouth and the tail with a very long body in an oval shape. The front and back legs are made of a few stars: the front legs partially of stars from Taurus . The back legs and rear fin are made of 6 stars from the Cetus Constellation.

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BODY HARD TO SEE

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The long oval-shaped body has relatively few stars, but can been seen, howbeit with a dark, starry night. The four stars of the front fins are made partially of Taurus .

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FIRST APPEARS IN MID-SUMMER

.Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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This Dragon constellation appears in the eastern horizon about mid-summer in the pre-dawn hours, spewing his flood-waters northward toward the Revelation 12 Woman in Travail (not pictured in this chart).

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The Wave of Water is primarily composed of the Constellation Auriga. There are two dimmer stars (#’s 1 & 2) which are closest to the Dragon’s mouth. These two dimmer stars are also part of this Wave of Water.

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THE ZODIAC NAMES

It is not the purpose, nor the desire of www.theheavensdeclare.net to give any validity or recognition to the Zodiac or any pagan deities. But unfortunately, the common names of many constellations (such as Scorpio or Sagittarius, etc.), must be given, solely for the purpose of locating them on star-charts.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1” or you can also read… “April 11th (Who is the Man of Sin?)”

 

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TOMORROW:

“April 11th (The Abomination of Desolation, Part 2)”

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