Today’s Devotional – December 11th (The Moon, a Heavenly Object Lesson)

By admin On December 8th, 2013

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Today’s Devotional – December 11th

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The Moon, A Heavenly Object Lesson

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What about this giant lamp which shines at night? There are many who think it just happened by accident. But how could it be a mere accident, that causes such a faithful light-giver to endure so constantly through the ages?

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Well, the Bible tells us that the Moon was no accident! When God created the Moon and the stars, He ordained them to rule the night.

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A MUCH NEEDED FRIEND

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The Moon, especially when it is full, gives quite a good bit of light. Oh nothing like the light from the Sun. But the light from the full Moon can at least, light your pathway at night, as it reflects the light of the Sun.

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And even when partially full, you can still see your shadow as you walk up that pathway. And throughout history, it was a welcomed guest during the times of harvest.

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THE MOON & THE CHRISTIAN

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So too, the Christian is to be a light to the world; to this sin-darkened world. But he (or she) must reflect the light of Jesus, in order to be that light!

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Listen… “Ye are the light of the world…Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matt. 5:14-16. 

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And so, by reflecting the light of Jesus, the Christian is, just as the Moon does, to enlighten the world, by reflecting the light of the “Sun of Righteousness”, Jesus, to those who walk in darkness!

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LITERAL ECLIPSE

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Now it’s true that the Moon must reflect the light of the Sun, in order to be a light to the night-time world.This is a drawing of a winter-time total lunar eclipse, first published in Bilder- (Picture Atlas of the Stemenwelt) in 1888

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However, during an eclipse, this our world passes directly between the Sun and the Moon, thus preventing that sunlight from shining on the Moon’s face.

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And so, because the world comes between the Sun and the Moon, the Moon no longer reflects the light of the Sun.

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This is a drawing of a winter-time total lunar eclipse, first published in Bilder- (Picture Atlas of the Stemenwelt) in 1888

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SPIRITUAL ECLIPSE…

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Of course, the obvious spiritual lesson gleaned from this is, that by looking away from Jesus, a Christian allows this world to eclipse his or her relationship with God. By allowing the cares and the pleasures of the world, to overshadow one’s constant meditation of Scripture, and diminishing of one’s prayer life… well…just listen to this following verse…

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“And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting (feasting), and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. ” Luke 21:34 -36.

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This warning from the above passage of Luke 21:34-36, is very well-known in the Christian community, and yet not very well-heeded: no, not nearly enough!

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SATAN PREOCCUPIES CHRISTIANS

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You see, the Devil has been very busy, making sure that Christians are preoccupied, at a time when we should be looking up, and lifting up our heads (see Luke 21:28).

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Yes, that “serpent of old”, the Devil, has been working tirelessly, making sure that this world comes between the Christian and the “Sun of Righteousness”, Jesus, so that little or no light shines on this very evil world!

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Thus the world is growing more and more dark and wicked, with each passing day!

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 A REMEDY

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Now of course, there is a remedy for all this. And that remedy is when a Christian begins to clear away all the rubbish which Satan has piled up on him (or her); the very things which have eclipsed the Son-light from shining!

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And even though you (or myself) are just one Christian, yet by letting Christ shine on us, our little light will begin to shine on all those around us: soon causing others to follow our Christ-like example!

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And before long, there will be many other lights shining, as a result of our one little light! And eventually, our one little light will ultimately cause the light of Jesus to fully and finally enlighten the whole world!

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So, in light of this truth, will you, Dear Soul, be that one to let the light of Jesus begin to shine on you once again?

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Are you willing to cast away every ensnaring idol of this bewitching and deceitful world, so that the Sun of Righteousness may shine brightly out from you, to all those around you?

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Keep me from the destructive influences which are literally everywhere in this society. Keep me ever focused on the Sun of Righteousness, Jesus. Let His light shine out brightly from me, that I may be a light in this dark, dark world…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Lunar Eclipse & Spiritual Eclipse”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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Tilt your head to the left

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Do you see a man’s face?

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It’s that proverbial “Man in the Moon”. We’ve always taken it for granted. But now we’re learning that God is responsible for creating this Nocturnal Watchman. You see, God has etched Signs in the Moon, long ago. A story? Yes. And just now He is revealing those Signs. Just now He is telling that story. Listen to what Scripture says…

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God promised that His covenant with David (who represented Christ) “shall be established for ever as the Moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.” Psalm 89

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GREAT CITY DIVIDED INTO 3 PARTS

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“And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.”  (Revelation 16:19)…

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And just as all nature teaches lessons, so too, the Moon has been created and ordained by God to instruct. Look at the Moon when it is full.

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Notice that it looks like a man’s face has been etched in to it, via the craters. (Actually there are three faces etched into the Moon. These are the three faces of God’s Church. The three divisions of that “great city” (see Revelation 16:19). But that discussion will be for a little later. Let’s focus now on the 1st face.)

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1st FACE…THE NIGHT WATCHMAN

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“MOON IS CONFOUNDED”… The first face, a man’s face, is easy to see. It is that proverbial ‘Man in the Moon’. Most have seen it. Even as little children. (The other two faces are not so easy to see.  But let’s concenThe Silent Witnesstrate on the first face.) Notice that the ‘Man in the Moon’ appears as though he is looking down at the Earth. ‘Shock and Awe’. That’s the look on his face. Sadness too! You might even see the tears running down his cheeks. (“Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.” Psalm 119:136) The Moon is spoken of as a “faithful witness”. God’s covenanted law is spoken of as a faithful witness as well. Listen to the Psalmist…

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“It (God’s covenant with David [i.e., Christ]) shall be established for ever as the Moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.” Psalm 89:37.

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Notice here that God is comparing His Covenant to the Moon as a “faithful witness”. The Moon reflects the light of the Sun, just as Christians should reflect the light of the Sun of Righteousness, Jesus, who should be in their daily lives. And so the Moon fulfills the verse from Psalms which proclaims… “Praise ye Him, Sun and Moon: praise Him, all ye stars of light.” Psalm 148:3

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman”

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TOMORROW:

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“December 12  (The Christians Who Moved to Higher Ground)”

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