Today’s Devotional – April 6th (Wrestling With God!)

By admin On April 5th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional -April 6th

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Wrestling With God!

Today’s devotional is an excerpt from an article from this website… “Castor and Pollux (Part 2: The Return of Christ & The Dawning of the Day)”

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“Ask ye now, and seehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jacob_Wrestling_with_the_Angel.jpg

whether a man doth travail with child?

wherefore do I see every man

with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail,

and all faces are turned into paleness?

Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it:

it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble;

but he shall be saved out of it.”

Jeremiah 30:6, 7

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What in the world could this above verse be speaking of?

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How can a man travail with child?

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And how can ALL faces be turned into paleness?

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And what in the world is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”?

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And how does this verse apply to me as an individual Christian?

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TIME OF JACOB’S TROUBLE

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OK, So by examining that story of Jacob wrestling all night with an http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jacob_Wrestling_with_the_Angel.jpgunknown man, there can be seen a great picture of just what we must endure in the coming trial before us.

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Listen… “And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day…And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me…Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.” Genesis 32:24, 26-28

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JACOB REPRESENTS TRUE-WORSHIPPERS

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Jacob represents all Christians.

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Esau represents the man of flesh.  

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And there still exists in every Christian a struggle between the spirit and the flesh.  

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Listen to Scripture… “For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.” Galatians 5:17.

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So it now is evident that there exists a struggle in the life of each and every Christian.

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LET US FLEE “THE OLD MAN”

Ephesians 4:2

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And just as Jacob was trying to escape Esau, so the Christian is trying to flee from his or her own fleshy desires.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jacob_Wrestling_with_the_Angel.jpg

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Oh, the Christian wants very much to have a consistent walk in the Spirit.

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But it seems that too many of us sincere Christians are too often falling into our fleshly lusts: pride, anger, judging, phariseeism, lusting, gluttony, worldliness, and a host of other sins are constantly rising up, making us to doubt our Salvation.

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We need to escape from our “Esau” within. The “Old Man” still wants to “run the show” so to speak.

 

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“THE DAY DAWN”

2nd peter 1:19

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Jeremiah says concerning the Day of the Lord, “Alas! for that day is greahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jacob_Wrestling_with_the_Angel.jpgt, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble” Jeremiah 30:7.

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The coming conflict will be a time in which each Christian will wrestle for the victory.

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And though like Jacob, the Christian will think he or she is wrestling with the enemy.

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But when the “dawning of the day” arrives, it will be discovered that our struggle was actually with the Lord.

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“CRUCIFIED”

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And at that time, we will, like Jacob, lose our old name, “Jacob, the Deceiver”.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jacob_Wrestling_with_the_Angel.jpg

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And we will be forever pronounced with our new name, Israel.

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Just like Jacob, we will have prevailed with God.

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And like Jacob, we will be able to say, “for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.” Genesis 32:30.

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At that time we will have completely overcome the “Old Man with his deeds” Colossians 3:9

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to fully understand just what is my duty in these last days. Give me grace and strength to strive for Christ’s character in my own life…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… ” (Part 2: The Return of Christ & The Dawning of the Day)” or you can also read… “The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”?”

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THE END

.Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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GUIDE US TO HEAVEN’S GATE…

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And Arcturus is that brilliant star (3rd brightest in our heavens) which leads these Gospel constellations, Summer, Fall, and Winter Constellations, to present a picture story, a heavenly allegory of sorts; these constellations, which together, tell of the incredible love of God. And Arcturus, our Host Star, will lead to an understanding of God’s Word, which will, in turn, guide God’s people up a narrow pathway; onward and upward through Heaven’s Gate itself, and ultimately into the very heavenly City of God!

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Oh don’t doubt for a moment that God cannot or will not do this! For with God, all things are possible! Listen… “Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” Mark 9:23

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And Signs Of Heaven Website will direct the Reader to God’s Word in such a way as to bring out certain Bible truths not currently recognized or emphasized in most of the current Christian theological circles.

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LOCATING ARCTURUS…

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An easy way to find Arcturus is to follow the arc of the handle of the Big Dipper, in the spring through fall (these are the months in which Arcturus is visible).

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SUMMER CONSTELLATIONS: (Sketch to right: constellations span the heavens (Ark in south, 7 Stars in north), and travel from east to west through the night.

This sketch is of the Summer Constellations as they appear when in the western half of the night sky. The box-like constellation is the The Ark of the Covenant (AKA Sagittarius) is in the south. To the right is both the Flower of the Field Constellation (AKA Scorpius) and the The Cross/Scepter Constellations. Further to the north is the Crown of Revelation Twelve (AKA Corona Borealis Constellation) and the star, Arcturus. Farthest to the north is the 7 Stars Constellation (AKA The Big Dipper )

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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!)”

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TOMORROW:

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