Today’s Devotional – December 26 (Where Do We Go From Here?)

By admin On December 25th, 2013

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Today’s Devotional – December 26th

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Where Do We Go From Here?

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A man was sitting across the table this afternoon, and said, to the effect, “Where do we go from here?”.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svg

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Well, this perplexed Christian was speaking of the apostate condition of the churches.

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And he was sad because he felt as if he was all alone in the world, “How can we go back into our church, knowing that it has deteriorated into a quasi-religious watered-down prosperity gospel?”

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Question Marks – At a loss – svg – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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“FOR THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THEY WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PaulT.jpgWell, the Apostle, Paul, did say that the time would come, when we can no longer depend on the churches.

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Listen… “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth…” 2nd Timothy 4:3, 4.

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So here we see that Paul prophesied that the churches would come to a fully apostate condition, at the time of the end.

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Paul the Apostle-Artist-Valentin de Boulogne or Nicolas Tournier- circa 1500s wikipedia public domain

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“GO YE OUT TO MEET HIM”

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So the question which many are asking is… “Where do we go from here?”

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Many are convinced that we have arrived at that day when itching-ears gospels are everywhere! 

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The Good News is, God has not forsaken His faithful ones! He has given us instructions, as to how we should meet this crisis. And the answer is neatly tucked away in the Bible!

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Listen… “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet Him.” Matthew 25:6.

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But how do we go out to meet the Bridegroom? And where do we go out to meet Him?

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NO ACTUAL PLACE TO GO!

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Now we are not to literally go out. That is, there is no physical place we are to go to. So what is the answer to this dilemma?

.Isaiah 26:20 "enter thou into thy chambers...hide thyself...until the indignation be overpast.

Listen once again… “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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Oh, so we are to go into our chambers, and shut the doors, and hide ourselves till the indignation be overpast, while the Lord punishes the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity.

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

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OTHER PASSAGES

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Now there are many other passages which give us further insight into what we should be doing.

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For instance, here is further insight into just where and how we are to hide! Just listen to this next passage… “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 here again, God gives us further instructions as to just what we should be doing in this time in which we are now living.

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We are to seek righteousness and meekness. And by so-doing, it may just be that we will, “be hid in the day of the Lord’s anger”.

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

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“YOU ARE MY HIDING PLACE”

Psalm 119:114

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“The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” Proverbs 18:10

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So these above verses are the key to understanding just where the child of God is to seek refuge during this time of trouble.

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This is where we are to go, now that we have little earthly security.

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And yet, our soul is in Heaven with Christ, even though our physical body is still here in this sinful world!

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But in order to run into this strong tower, we are required to trust implicitly in God.

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So how do we throw our entire life into His almighty arms?

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Well, doesn’t the Bible say, so many times, and in so many ways… “The God of my Rock; in Him will I trust: He is my Shield, and the Horn of my Salvation, my High Tower, and my Refuge, my Saviour; Thou savest me from violence.”? 2nd Samuel 22:3

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NO MORE EARTHLY SUPPORT!

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Yes, O Stranger & Pilgrim, the times we are now in, provide little comfort and little protection. But God has allowed this to happen for the purpose of strengthening us and transforming ushttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg into Christ’s image.

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Yes, we have arrived at a time in which the Christian must learn to wholly trust in God. The time to trust in churches has past.

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And the example which they set, is not safe for us nor for our children… “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now lets will let, until he be taken out of the way.” 2nd Thessalonians 2:7.

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This verse speaks of a time of church apostasy, in which God’s Spirit will finally be withdrawn from the midst.

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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“FLEE TO THE MOUNTAINS”

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18503/18503-h/18503-h.htm

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Yes, it seems as if God’s people are coming to a crisis similar to the time during the Dark Ages, when God’s people had to flee to the mountains, to escape the tyranny of the apostate churches of Europe.

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But this time around, we may not have literal mountains to provide safety for God’s people.

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But God has met the crisis. He now is willing to bless us wherever we are.

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Listen… “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him.” John 4:23.

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When Jesus spoke these words, He knew of the apostasy of His professed people at that time. And Jesus knew that the time would likewise come upon the churches, in which it would be fulfilled…

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WALDENSES HUNTED BY THE ARMIES OF ROME courtesy gutenberg.org public domain

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“COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE!”

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And so, in light of this sad and apostate condition of the apostate church-world, God says to each of us at this present time… “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Flight_of_the_Prisoners.jpgsins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4.

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But we must not be afraid. As a matter of fact, by making that End-Time Exodus, God will bless His faithful, trusting children, giving them a spiritual blessing beyond their previous hopes and dreams! “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 (the churches) fall…

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Yes, this above verse assures us that all our spiritual needs will be abundantly supplied in those spiritual mountains that we must flee to!

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Now this is an extremely complex subject. And so the reader is encouraged to read the following article….

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Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1″, and you may also read… “The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”?”

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James Tissot – The Flight of the Prisoners from Babylon – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to understand just where we are today, as a people. Help me to place my confidence, not in people or in churches, but in Thee and Thee alone…

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THE END

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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HEAVENLY MOUNTAINS

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Well, as just stated, the Lord has created a constellation which shows a woman fleeing. It is called the Revelation 12 Woman Constellation, also known as Ursa Major or The Big Dipper. So if we explore this constellation in the light of the Bible, there can be a wealth of information discovered on this very topic. So come along and dig into this study. And after reading about this heavenly revelation, you just might find yourself fleeing to the mountains. And maybe, just maybe, there are some much better mountains to flee to, than the ones in the above photo of Palestine! Mountains in which you can hide, where tacking devices and black helicopters are useless against you!

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Picture to right: Ursa Major, also known as The Big Dipper

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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:

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