Today’s Devotional – April 23rd (The True Pioneer Spirit!)

By admin On April 22nd, 2014

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Today’s Devotional -April 23rd

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The Pioneer Spirit!

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High atop the Oregon Capitol Building is a golden image of “The Oregon Pioneer”.

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And it stands as a reminder of the pioneer spirit that once caused those men and women and children to carve their way out west, to make the land of Oregon their new home!

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Oregon state capitol building pioneer on top – wikipedia – share-alike license

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THE PIONEER SPIRIT OF AMERICA

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But this pioneer spirit was actually the foundation of this entire great nation, which was founded on the hope that men and women might achieve the political, religious and economic freedom which was denied their parents in the European nations for so many centuries!

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Oregon State Capitol – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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MANY EARTHLY FRONTIERS!

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But now, centuries later, there are no more real frontiers to conquer!

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The entire world is now accessible!

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And yet, the pioneer spirit continues on, in a very real sense!

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Yes, there exists in humans the desire to achieve personal accomplishments in their own sphere.

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Oregon Capitol Steps – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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THE NEW PIONEERS

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And there still exists enough political and economic freedom in today’s world, to allow the possibility for Americans (and some other societies) to pursue their dreams, whatever they may be!

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Many pursue their dream of carving out an empire, little or big, in whatever career they have chosen.

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Many desire to build a very nice home for their self: their very own dream home!

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Others choose to become pioneers in the various arts: musicians and artists and writers and actors, etc..

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Still others pursue discoveries in the various sciences.

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And still others pursue achievement in the discovery of new inventions.

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And of course, there are many other areas of life, in which the pioneer spirit still thrives!

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Young business people – Cropped Photo – Wikimedia – the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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SPIRITUAL PIONEERS!

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Yes, in a very real sense, the pioneer spirit is still alive and well!

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But what is the point to all this?

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Well, God understands all this! After all, He is our Creator! He created us in His image.

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But how does all this relate to the Christian?

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Well, in a very real sense, we too have been chosen by God to become pioneers!

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You see, Christians have been called out of this self-seeking world, to become builders of a brand new frontier, a spiritual empire!

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Transfiguration bloch wikimedia commons US public domain

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THE BIBLE: MANY UNEXPLORED TERRITORIES

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Yes, we have been called to become explorers of the vast unconquered territories of http://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.jpgGod’s kingdom!

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For instance, the Bible is a book of infinite truth!

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Oh yes, our forefathers have already discovered many truths, which we now take for granted.

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But there are so many other truths just waiting to be discovered!

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And we just cannot comprehend what treasures, mysteries, and wonders that await all those who strive to conquer this new Promised Land! We just do not now know exactly what awaits us!

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Chaplain reads Bible – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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THE HOLY WAR OF THE HEART!

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But this is not the only area of undiscovered territory!

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You see, the human heart was conquered and possessed by Satan and his armies, back in the days of the Garden of Eden.

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Yes, the angels of Satan have long ago taken possession of the hearts of Mankind!

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But when a person gets the call to come and follow Jesus, there is the great commission given us by God, to go into our hearts and reconquer that land, to make it a new territory for the kingdom of God!

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(For a closer exploration of this concept, the Reader is encouraged to listen to John Bunyan’s “Holy War”.)

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John Bunyan by Thomas Sadler – 1684 – Wikimedia – Public Domain.

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OTHERS WILL BECOME PIONEERS TOO!

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And so, as the Christian begins his or her pilgrimage into these spiritual frontiers, the great awareness comes, that there is an eternal purpose to all this!

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Not only does the Christian strive for personal victory, but there is an even further reason for achieving victory: the salvation of other souls!

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That’s right! Other souls are hanging in the balance!

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Listen to Paul… “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.” 2nd Corinthians 5:20

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Here Paul speaks of Christians as ambassodrs to this lost world!

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Pilgrim’s Progress 62 – p159 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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GO IN AND CONQUER YOUR HEART!

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And so, Stranger & Pilgrim, it is high time we put away our vain, earthly dreams and really strive for that one and only dream that has any true mhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpgeaning!

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Yes, let’s remember that all earthly dreams will eventually crumble.

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Yes, all earthly pioneers and all earthly frontiers, will eventually return to dust!

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But only those who catch the heavenly pioneer Spirit, will conquer the new frontier, which is an everlasting frontier!

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And of course, God has not yet revealed just what unconquered frontiers await us, once we enter the everlasting corridors!

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Starry Night at La Silla – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to have that pioneer spirit as I search Thy Word, and as I engage in the purification of my heart. Give me the desire to discover the vast storehouse of Heavenly riches, and mysteries, and wisdom that I will find, when I finally overcome this flesh and this world…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Arcturus (the star that wise-men follow!)” or you can also read… “Ark of the Covenant Constellation, Pt. 2: How To Enter The Most Holy Place”

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THE END

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP

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“CORDS OF VANITY

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“Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:” Isaiah 5:18

Valley of Decision Constellation Group

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Look at the slope of this third mountain (Babylon Mtn. on right), and notice that it goes straight down to the Dragon Constellation. This slope belongs to the constellation commonly called Pisces“. Doesn’t it almost look like the Dragon is towing this Mountain? It almost looks like the Dragon is transporting this “False Mountain” from the south… from Hell! And he has pulled it northward…next to these other two mountains. This would almost seem like a comical idea…if it weren’t for the destruction and death and woe caused by Satan for many-a-millennium. Just listen to this verse…

“Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:” Isaiah 5:18.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

“April 24th (Pilgrim’s Progress – The Wicket Gate!)”

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

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