Today’s Devotional – August 13th (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 3)

By admin On July 29th, 2014

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Today’s Devotional – August 13th

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Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 3 (Heavenly Pavilion)

TO READ PART 1, CLICK HERE…August 11th (Habakkuk Says “Run!”)

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OK, so in the last two devotionals, it was hopefully seen that Habakkuk’s prophecy is for the Church, God’s Elect, both Jews and Gentiles alike!

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And since the Bible is a spiritual book (contrary to popular opinion), these prophecies must be spiritually discerned, comparing spiritual things with spiritual, line upon line, and here a little, and there a little! That’s right! Nothing short of a searching through the Scriptures, will uncover what Bible prophecy is truly saying! Newspapers, history books are of no value, when trying to interpret Bible prophecy!

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And so, Habakkuk speaks of spiritual ideas, spread upon a canvas of earthly types and shadows. Yes, God’s people are to flee from Satan’s armies! But we just can’t pack up and flee to the literal mountains!

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And so, why does does God fully assure us that… “And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall”? Isaiah 30:25.

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And so, this passage speaks of available water in every high mountain and every high hill!

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But what kind of waters is the Prophet speaking of? Literal waters, or spiritual, living waters?

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Habakkuk by James Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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TOWERS FALLING ALL AROUND US!

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Well, as we look around, it is not hard to discern that the towers are now falling! And not just the Twin Towers in New York City!

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Just look around! Our public schools are beginning to promote sexual deviancy to our children! The television has become an advertisement for the qualities of Satan’s character! Our courts no longer respect the rule of law! Our government is borrowing and printing money in an apparent financial suicide attempt!

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Everything around the world is going topsy-turvy, and all this leaves us bewildered as to just what is happening! And if all that is not a fulfillment of the “towers falling”, just look at the churches and denominations! They are crumbling faster than society! Sexual deviants, spiritualists, ear-tickling-new-age “Christian” gurus, money grubbing carpet-baggers are taking over, it seems! Even the conservative churches are greatly concerned with earthly prosperity and hedonistic pleasure-seeking!

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9/11 World Trade Center Towers attack – New York – by UpsateNYer & Wikipedia – Share-Alike Lic.

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HOW AND WHERE ARE WE TO FLEE?

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And so, just how are we to flee unto Heavenly Sion? How are we and our children to escape the Sodom and Gomorrah, which just now springing up all around us?

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The Bible tells us, in somewhat veiled, allegorical language… “In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; To go into the clefts of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of His majesty, when He ariseth to shake terribly the earth. Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?” Isaiah 2:20-22

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So here it says that we must cast away our idols of silver and gold and go into the ragged rocks, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of His majesty, when He arises to shake terribly the earth! And as we look around at all that is going on, we might be able to conclude that God is now shaking the earth terribly!

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But how are we to flee?

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HIDE YOURSELF…FOR A LITTLE MOMENT

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Listen… “Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.” Isaiah 26:20, 21

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So this above passage reveals a little more about just how we are to escape all these things! We are to go into our chambers, and hide as it were for a little moment. But what chambers? And how are we to hide?

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Listen again… “Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.” Zephaniah 2:3.

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OK, so this above verse reveals that it is by seeking after meekness and righteousness, that the Lord might hide us in the Great Day of His Wrath!

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Hide Thyself in thy Chambers- inspired by Tornado Over Kansas by Curry

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SITTING WITH CHRIST IN HEAVEN!

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Now let’s leave this allegorical scenario, for a moment and begin to explore another spiritual concept.

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Listen… “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:” Colossians 3:1-5

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So here it is revealed that God’s people must be seeking the things above, and forsaking the things of the earth. Yes, God’s Elect must begin to crucify our earthly members.

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Jesus Teaching – Luke 4:31-32 – Jesus talks about Heaven – www.lavistachurchofchrist.org – public-domain

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HEARTS IN HEAVEN!

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

No, we cannot now live totally in God’s Most Holy Place! But in our heart, we can enter in to God’s Throne-Room! Yes, our worship of God is a heart-service! Listen… “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:20, 21. Yes, the Kingdom of God is within our heart!

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And so, this is our goal! To live with Christ in the Heavenlies! This is what Habakkuk was referring to, when he closed his prophecy by saying…  “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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And so, herein is presented the only true place of refuge for God’s people in these last moments of time! And here is the great task before us: to crucify our members upon earth! Yes, the Old Man within must die: that Old Man, with all his earthly affections and lusts, must die, so that the New Man, renewed in knowledge can freely and fully live out His glorious life through us!

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WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN?

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But what about our children? How are we to bring our loved ones along with us?

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Listen… “Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD. Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children and peace upon Israel.” Psalm 128:1-4, 6

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And so, as this little Psalm reveals, it is by walking even as Christ walked, becoming fully transformed into His likeness, that our children and even our children’s children shall ultimately be blessed with Salvation! And our spouse too!

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Morning Prayers – Ebenezer Newman Downard – 1860 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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HIDE IN HIS HEAVENLY PAVILION

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And so, it is high time that we take Habakkuk seriously, and begin to run that Christian race before us!

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And as Isaiah 2:20, 21 counsels, we need to cast away our idols of silver and gold, and flee to the Rock of Ages, and hide ourselves in the secret place of His pavilion! And as Paul says, we must mortify our earthly body, and become a spiritual being, sitting with Christ in the Heavenly Most Holy Place!

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After all, God has chosen us to be a Royal Priesthood! So as priests of God, where else would we possibly want to be, but in the priestly court above where Christ sits as He ministers His priestly duties?

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PICTURE – Most Holy Place of the Heart Signs Of Heaven

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TO READ PART 4, CLICK HERE…August 22 (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 4: Flee Fornication!)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to flee to the heavenly sanctuary…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Ark of the Covenant Constellation, Pt. 2: How To Enter The Most Holy Place” or you can also read… December 13 (The Christian: A Living Sanctuary)

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THE END

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LOCATING THIS GROUP…

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Ursa Major and the Narrow & wide Gates

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These two sketches below are the same picture, one with stars only, the other with embellishments. These stars appear more or less like this when they are in the western sky, just before they sink below the western horizon (please excuse the less-than 100% accurate sketch). At the top of the sketches in the center is the Big Dipper. But with other surrounding stars, the Big Dipper is known as Ursa Major or the Great Bear. But as this website points out, Ursa Major is actually the Revelation 12 Woman. (Ursa Major appears much larger in the sky than this sketch shows. But in order to fit her into this drawing, the artist had to depict her much smaller) 

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IN THE WEST

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This most amazing phenomenon is seen throughout the winter, and even into June at the beginning of night. It is seen best when it is the western part of the sky. Orion, the Dragon, and the Glorious Horse are beginning to descend into the western horizon. And at this point it is apparent that the Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation is veering toward the Narrow Gate Stars as you can see just to the left of the mountain. A dark night is best for seeing this. It begins with the Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation going towards these two doors. The doors are each composed of two bright stars. The two bright stars that comprise the Narrow Gate are the two brightest stars of the Orion the Reaper’s sickle. The two stars that comprise the Wide Gate Stars (toRevelation 12 Woman chooses Narrow Way the right of the mountain) are the two brightest stars of the Wave of Water (AKA Auriga Constellation) that comes out of the Dragon Constellation’s mouth (for explanation of “Wave of Water”, just click here). The stars that make up the Narrow Gate are about one-third less the width of the Wide Gate. The two bright stars which symbolize the Wide Gate are Capella and Menkalinan. These are the brightest two stars of the Auriga Constellation(For more information on Orion’s sickle, just click here, “Orion The Reaper”. )

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Editor’s note: These sketches on this page are merely sketches. The stars are not in their exact place. But they are close enough to find them in the night sky.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Castor and Pollux & The Mystery Ship of Scripture” 

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TOMORROW:

“August 14th (The War on the KJV, Part 3)”

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