Today’s Devotional – August 12th (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 2)

By admin On July 29th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – August 12th

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Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 2 (Heavenly Zion)

To read Part 1, click here…August 11th (Habakkuk Says “Run!”)

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In yesterday’s devotional, Habakkuk’s prophecy was lightly touched upon, to ask the question, “What does the Book of Habakkuk have to do with thhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/38/Tissot_Habakkuk.jpge Church today?”

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And if you will read Part 1, it will begin to be seen that Habakkuk’s prophecy has everything to do with our current situation, as we see both the world and the churches being commandeered by Babylonians (the worldly-minded).

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Yes, secularists, and spiritualists, and lovers of filthy-lucre have been moving in for years, but who, as of late have stepped up their march against God’s little flock!

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And there is a giant paradigm-shift which is changing the face of the Church, the nation and the world with the speed of leopards!

 

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Habakkuk by James Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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NOWHERE TO RUN!

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And so, because we are now seeing Habakkuk’s vision beginning to speak, we are commanded tohttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:No_Trespassing_sign_at_empty_lot_in_February.JPG “run”!

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But where are we to run to? After all, we just can’t flee to the wilderness! No, there are laws preventing God’s people from homesteading in our wilderness areas!

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And so, here is a real dilemma! There doesn’t appear to be any place to run to! Satan has made sure of that!

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So just what are we to do?

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No Trespassing sign – Wikimedia – share-alike license

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SIGN IN THE HEAVENS

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Well, the very Good News is, that God has given us a great sign in the heavens, which only confirms what the Bible already says!

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star-chart ursa major summerr

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And so, just what is this great sign, written in the very heavens?

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You see, God has created a great constellation, which Babylonians have named Ursa Major. But Revelation 12 speaks of this same sign as a woman who gives birth to the Christ, but then flees to the wilderness, in attempt to escape the flood of evil water coming out of the mouth of Satan, that great red Dragon!

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But here’s the amazing turnabout! You see, this headless woman with child, slowly turns upside down in the winter night sky, and finally appears like a fleeing woman, just as it says in Revelation 12. 

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And in this upside-down position, that single birth-star now becomes her head, just as Christ becomes the head of the Church!

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FLEEING FROM THE SERPENT

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.Signs Of Heaven - Winter Constellations

Listen… “And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” Revelation 12:14, 15

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And so, this constellation appears to be fleeing from the Dragon’s wave of water, just as it states in Revelation 12!

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CASTOR AND POLLUX

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But where is this woman fleeing to?

.woman of Revelation 12 Flees to Wilderness-www.signsofheaven.org

Well, if a person waits till the last of winter, it can be seen that this woman leans forward and begins to fly. 

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But where is she flying to?

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The wilderness?

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Yes, but much more!

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THE NARROW GATE & THE WIDE GATE

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You see, if you look ahead of this woman, to the west, you will notice that there are two sets of twin stars.

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Revelation 12 Woman chooses Narrow Way

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One set is more narrow than the other set. And these represent the Narrow Gate and the Wide Gate, spoken of in Matthew, Chapter 7.

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Listen… “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13, 14.

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OK, so this concept of these two gates, is right up there in the night sky! And these gates symbolize the two forms of Christianity in the world. One type of Christianity is pure and Christ-like. But the other is worldly-minded and self-seeking!

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MINE HIGH PLACES

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But then Habakkuk gives another statement, likewise written in veiled, allegorical language!

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RUNNING WOMAN OF REVELATION 12

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Listen again … “The LORD God is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places.” Habakkuk 3:19

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OK, so here is where God’s people are to flee to. “Mine High Places”. But just what or where are “mine high places”?

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Well, in various places, the Bible speaks of these things in similar terms.

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For instance, listen to Matthew… “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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Again, here is veiled, allegorical language, which basically says the same thing as Habakkuk.

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We are to flee to the mountains.

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But what mountains?

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HEAVENLY ZION

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Listen again… “They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.” Psalm  125:1, 2

ABOVE PICTURE: Most Holy Place in the heart - Signs Of Heaven.

So it says here that Mount Zion symbolizes those who truly trust in God.

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And God compares Himself to the mountains surrounding Jerusalem. So, are we to flee to this spiritual Mount Zion? And are we to flee to the mountains which represent God Himself?

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Well listen once more… “For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a Rock.” Psalm 27:5

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So yes, you could say that heavenly Zion and the mountain of God Himself, are the “mine high places” spoken of in Habakkuk!

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And of course, Paul only further confirms this idea!

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Listen… “But God…hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:” Ephesians 2:4, 6 

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KINGDOM OF GOD WITHIN

.ABOVE PICTURE: Most Holy Place in the heart - Signs Of Heaven

And so, we are to flee to the Heavenly throne room of God, to sit with Him in the Heavenlies!

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But how are we to flee to God’s mountains?

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And so, this little discussion will, by the grace of God, be continued in tomorrow’s devotional.

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TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW (click here)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to flee to the mountains of God…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)” or you can also read… “May 30th (Flee To The Mountain!)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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WIDE & NARROW GATES IN THE HEAVENS

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Revelation 12 Woman chooses Narrow Way

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As the opening verse says, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13-14 

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So what are these two gates all about? And how can I choose the right door? Well, just read this article and these questions and more will be answered.

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But before we explore these questions, let’s take a look at why these two sets of stars represent these two biblical gates.

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This sketch, while not 100% accurate, gives a fair portrayal of how this constellation group appears at winter’s end and even into June, when above the western horizon.

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HOW THE GATES RELATE TO ORION & DRAGON

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This sketch below is when these constellations are in the eastern sky in early winter (However, this constellation group can even be seen as early as July, in the pre-dawn hours). 

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Revelation 12 Woman & The Two Gates

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In the eastern sky, it’s not so easily seen which gate the Revelation 12 Woman will enter. The Wide Gate is made of the two brightest stars of this Wave of Water Constellation. Satan spews out the deadly water of his false worldly ideologies; which many of these ideologies have a form of godliness, but in some way are not in harmony; or perhaps these worldly ideologies add to the Bible, which is strictly forbidden (see Deuteronomy 4:2). 

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On the other hand, the Strait Gate (narrow gate) is composed of the two brightest stars of the Orion The Reaper’s sickle. The true Strait Gate represents Jesus, the Word of God.  

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Listen… “I [Jesus] am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” John 10:9

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)”

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TOMORROW:

“August 13th (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 3)”

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