Today’s Devotional – April 17th (To Know Thee More!)

By admin On April 16th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional -April 17th

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To Know Thee More!

HERE ARE A FEW EXCERPTS FROM THE ARTICLE… “Planet of Rest: Doctrine of Eternal Torment” AND ALSO… “Doctrine of Eternal Torment: Part 2”

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“But let him that glorieth glory in this,

that he understandeth and knoweth Me,

that I… exercise lovingkindness,

judgment, and righteousness, in the earth:

for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.”

Jeremiah 9:24

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%D0%9C%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%88_%D0%BC%D0%B8%D1%80%D0%B0_%D0%9C%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B2%D0%B0_21_%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%BD%D1%82_2014_%D0%9B%D0%98%D0%A6%D0%90.jpgOne big reason for this giant experiment in sin, called Planet Earth, is so that the host of Heaven might explore just who God truly is… 

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And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent.” John 17:3.

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So God has called the human race to come and search out just what is the true nature of God.

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Crowd of people – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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“LET HIM…GLORY IN THIS, THAT HE UNDERSTANDS AND KNOWS ME”

Jeremiah 9:24

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God has given us this Book, the Bible, which must be carefully and prayerfully and thoroughly studied out, in order to ultimately find truhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_100326-N-4774B-066_Chaplain_Lt._Jason_Gregory_reads_bible_verses_on_the_weather_deck_aboard_the_guided-missile_cruiser_USS_Bunker_Hill_(CG_52).jpgth…

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“Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.” Psalm 107:43

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The Bible tells us that, “God is love”. 1st John 4:8, 16 

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And the more we “grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord”, the more we understand God’s Love and mercy. (2nd Peter 3:18)

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US Navy – Chaplain Lt. Jason Gregory reads Bible on weather deck – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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GOD’S LOVE SEEN IN THE CROSS

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brooklyn_Museum_-_What_Our_Lord_Saw_from_the_Cross_(Ce_que_voyait_Notre-Seigneur_sur_la_Croix)_-_James_Tissot.jpgThe love of God is most profoundly understood in the Cross.

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This wonderful painting shows all the people gazing up at Jesus…wondering just who is this noble and majestic Being hanging there upon the Cross… 

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“It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness…Lamentation 3:23

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Jesus Christ manifested His tender and merciful dealings with both friend and foe, while He walked the Earth.

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And when they finally put Him upon the Cross, He looked down at them, and in love said, “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do”.

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ABOVE PICTURE:

James Tissot: As seen from the cross. wikipedia US public-domain

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NATURE AND SCRIPTURE ARE IN AGREEMENT

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As one looks at nature, and at the life of Jesus on Earth, he or she begins to comprehend that “God is love”. 

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Just look at nature itself! Behold many of His creations! Look at the little creatures! See how they lovingly deal with their young, giving just a hint of how our Heavenly Father tenderly deals with His children.

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Oh yes, God is also stern at times, when dealing with this rebellious planet. God gives life, and God takes life. The lightning and thunder. The fierce storms. And yet these are the results of sin.

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But are they eternal?

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No, the lightning and the storms give way to the rainbow of promise in the morning.

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Mamma duck with babies – Wikimedia 

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WHY DOES GOD ALLOW EVIL AND ITS RESULTS?

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Many skeptics like to point the accusing finger at God and say He’s a tyrant, because He allows all this evil in the world, when if He wanted, He could stop it all!

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cole_Thomas_The_Course_of_Empire_Destruction_1836.jpg

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As God looks down, He ultimately wishes for this “Planet In Rebellion” to be a lesson-book for all God’s host of Heaven…

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Listen… “Slay them not, lest My people forget:” Isaiah 59:11.

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So God allows Mankind to carry out our sins and schemes to their ultimate retribution, so that His people will not forget the folly of sin and rebellion… 

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ABOVE PICTURE:

The_Course_of_Empire_Destruction_1836 Cole_Thomas_wikimedia public domain

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“AND YE SHALL REMEMBER ME”

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So God is doing what any loving parent might do if a rebellious child will not repent; God has, for a time, placed us in a world full of selfishness, so that we might see the results of selfishness, and finally realize that God’s way was the best way after all… 

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Listen… “And they that escape of you shall remember Me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives…and they shall loathe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.” Ezekiel 6:9.

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So here God tells us what the expected end will be, when at last, we finally learn that sin and selfishness is not the way to true peace and joy.

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Prayer – USMC – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the ability to study Thy Word, that I may know Thee, more and more…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Planet of Rest: Doctrine of Eternal Torment” or you can also read… “Doctrine of Eternal Torment: Part 2”

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THE END

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE FLOWER OF HEAVEN CONSTELLATION

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REVELATION 12 WOMAN ON ALTAR AND FLOWER OF HEAVEN

In The West

In The West

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This constellation almost appears as a vine, as it projects out from the Altar/Ark Constellation . This constellation appears in mid-winter through late-spring. As you can see in this sketch, the Altar/Ark

Constellation is also known as Leo Major , and the stem or vine of the flower is made of stars of the Virgo Constellation, and the flower itself is made of the Corvus Constellation.

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THE ZODIAC CONSTELLATION NAMES

It is not the purpose of www.theheavensdeclare.net to give any validity to the Zodiac or any pagan deities. But the common names of many constellations 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… “The Flower of Heaven Constellation” or you can also read… “Flower of the Field Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

“April 18th (Getting Slapped!)”

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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