Today’s Devotional – December 12 (The Christians Who Moved to Higher Ground)

By admin On December 8th, 2013

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Today’s Devotional – December 12th

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The Christians Who Moved to Higher Ground

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 The Great Tsunami of December 26th, 2004 killed at least 227,900 people. There were no doubt, many tragic stories resulting from this event.

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But there was one story which had a happy ending for about 400 Christians.

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You see, in the city of Meulaboh in Aceh province of North Sumatera, there were about 400 Christians who were told by Muslim authorities, that they were forbidden to have a worship service on Christmas day. “If you Christians want to celebrate Christmas, you must do it outside the city, that is in a remote part of the mountain area!” 

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Indonesia Tsunami Complete public domain Wikipedia

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THEY MOVED TO HIGHER GROUND

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Well, instead of fighting the authorities over this issue, those 400 decided to go to a nearby mountain retreat to hold their worship service. But after the service, they decided to spend the night there, and return home the next day.

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Well, the next morning they returned, only to find that their town has been flattened by that tsunami, which killed many in their town.

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Some Muslims of Meulaboh who were rescued from the disaster even said: “The God of the Christian has punished us, because we have been rude and not kind to them.” Some even said, “Why did so many of our people die but none of the Christians died?”

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Tsunami Aftermath Pictures from bus 13 – Wikimedia – CC license 2.0 CC BY 2.0

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CHRISTIANS WARNED TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND!

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If those 400 Christians had stubbornly resisted the authorities, then they too, might have been swept away, like so many others!

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Now to be sure, there is coming a “Besom of Destruction” far worse than that Great Tsunami of 2004. Yes, the Bible declares that “the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” 2nd Peter 3:10

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The question is, will we be wise like those 400 who moved to higher ground? Will we turn from our love of this present world, and go up to worship in that heavenly mountain retreat, far above this doomed world?

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Listen as Peter continues his warning… “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,” 2nd Peter 3:11

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Signs Of Heaven.org is dedicated to providing the biblical information which will prepare us to escape to higher ground.  

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MARTIN_JohnThe Great Day of His Wrath wikipedia US public domain

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This devotional was inspired from a true story, Published by “Calvary Life Fellowship” 27 January 2005.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Take away my love for this present selfish world! Help me to prepare myself for that great and terrible day…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “How To Be Hidden in the Day of Wrath” or you can also read… “Sign of the Son of Man in Heaven Constellation”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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REVELATION 12 WOMAN TAKES PLACE IN HEAVEN

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“And there appeared a great wonder (sign) in heaven; a woman…And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder (sign) in heaven; and behold a great red dragon…And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth…And the woman fled into the wilderness…And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon…And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness…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: 1-4, 6, 7, 14, 15 (condensed)

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This above passage is a very condensed version of Revelation, Ch. 12. (To read entire Chapter 12, click here)

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From time to time, the Book of Revelation mentions stars. But when we get to Revelation Chapter 12, it speaks of two “great signs in heaven”. First, it speaks of the sign in heaven of a woman with child. Then it speaks of the sign in heaven of a great red dragon, with a tail that sweeps one-third of the stars and casts these stars down to the earth. So we get the sense that this phenomenon that the Apostle John was seeing, was closely intertwined with the starry host of the heavens. And these two signs in heaven, a woman, and a dragon, are a big part of this website, Signs Of Heaven.

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And so this phenomenon that the Apostle John was seeing, was closely intertwined with the starry host of the heavens.

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What really gives validity to this idea, is that God created the Universe in such a way, that if one looks at the major constellations, then this Revelation 12 scenario can be seen. So please read on. And if you really want to see this heavenly battle, you just might. It will take some real effort on your part. But through prayer, faith, and study of the site, God may just graciously open your eyes to see this amazing story written on the heavenly scroll above. But don’t wait! This heavenly scroll will soon be rolled up, just as it is written… “And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together;” Revelation 6:14

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WINTER CONSTELLATIONS-SEEN IN FALL: This sketch to the right is how this constellation group appears in the eastern sky in fall. This is the four primary constellations of the Winter Constellations. They can be seen in this position, in the late fall above the eastern horizon. The Woman of Revelation 12 is commonly called Ursa Major or The Big Dipper and appears in the north. Orion the Soldier is the at the bottom is to the south of the Woman. The The Dragon of Revelation Constellation’s mouth isThe Hyades Cluster, and the tip of his tail is Pleiades, and his Wave of Water is primarily the  Auriga constellation. The Glorious Horse Constellation  head is of  Perseus Constellation and his rear end is Cassiopeia Constellation.

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FLEEING WOMAN OF REVELATION 12…

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Constellation- Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains Mark 13:14

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“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. So this Revelation 12 Woman Constellation gives a heavenly portrait of a woman fleeing from the Dragon, who is spewing water in her pathway.

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The sketch to the right is “Valley of Decision” Constellation, the Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation, and the Dragon Constellation. This is a concept sketch. These three constellations are not in this position in the night sky. So please don’t try to find them together like this. All of the other sketches have the constellation in the correct position, unless otherwise noted. For locations of each of these Constellations, please go to the article for that particular constellation.

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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)”

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TOMORROW:

December 13 (The Christian: A Living Sanctuary)

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