Today’s Devotional – January 13th (Flower of the Field, Part 1: “Which Door Will You Choose?”)

By admin On January 12th, 2014

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“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Today’s Devotional – January 13th

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Flowers of the Field, Part 1: “Which Door Will You Choose?”

The following are excerpts from an article on this website ( “Flower of the Field Constellation: Part 2-”All is Vanity”” )

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It is always a touching experience to see a child or grandchild walking proudly across the stage to receive a diploma.

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And if you’ve ever attended a graduation ceremony, you’ve no doubt heard that well-known encouragement to the graduates: “You (the graduate) have successfully walked out of one door and are about to enter a new door.”

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And it’s true! A graduate has just completed a chapter in his or her life.

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Academic_procession wikipedia GNU Free Documentation License.

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“COME UNTO ME & YE SHALL FIND REST” 

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From the days of Creation, the Spirit of Christ has been preaching the message of Salvation to each and every soul who has ever lived.

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Just as the above passage states… “[Jesus] was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” John 1:9.

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Even in the days of Noah, God’s Spirit has been knocking on the door of each imprisoned heart… “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.” Revelation 3:20.

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So Jesus stands at the door of a person’s heart, knocking. But Man tries to be so busy, so as to hopefully keep that nagging little voice quiet. 

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Cross of Jesus Christ – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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“COME UNTO ME…AND I WILL GIVE REST UNTO YOUR SOULS”

Matthew 11:28-30

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Instead of being like the proverbial lemmings, walking over the cliff to our certain doom, why won’t we simply turn to the One who offers a way of escape out of this dying and hopeless planet?

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And by so-doing, He will give us a new heart and new desires, far more wonderful than any so-called treasure this present world could offer.

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“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered…” Joel 2:30-32

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Prayer – USMC – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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ALL ROADS LEAD TO “ROME” (EXCEPT ONE!)

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So, the point to today’s devotional is this: the world has many doors in which a person can walk through.

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Some doors will take a person into a life of misery and pain. Some doors will lead to a life of selfish pleasures and earthly riches. Other doors may even offer a life filled with some of the more noble aspirations and humanitarian efforts. There are many doors a person can choose. Or so it seems.

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But there is only one door which pays off with eternal riches.

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All the other doors will ultimately lead to death.

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“All roads lead to Rome“, as the saying goes.

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“ALL IS MEANINGLESS!”

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Oh, death may not come for many years down the line.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:StillLifeWithASkull.jpg

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But it will come sooner or later.

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And once death does come, everything that happened here will all be forgotten.

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And when those who cared about you die, then it won’t even matter that you ever lived at all!

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Your memory will be long forgotten… “Vanity of vanities, says the preacher,…all is meaningless”.

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Still Life of Death With A Skull & Hour-glass – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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WHICH DOOR WILL YOU CHOOSE?

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And so, we watch a loved one receive a diploma and we hear about all the different open doors that lie waiting for that Graduate to walk through.

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We would only hope and pray that our loved one will choose a door that will lead to Life Everlasting.

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And after he or she enters that door, then whatever occupation they should choose, it will hopefully be one that allows that Grad time, energy, and an environment conducive to devoting his or her life to the Lord.

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Valedictorian’s_speech by Quinn Dombrowski for Wikipedia – cropped image – share-alike lic.

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“AS THE FLOWER OF THE FIELD”

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And so, just as that Flower of the Field Constellation appears to bow down in the sky, so too, all our earthly dreams and aspirations eventually crumble, as surely as a castle made of sand!

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But for those who wisely choose to follow Jesus as one of his Disciples, whether they are a college grad, or even a high school dropout, there is a door to enter which leads to a life that never fades…that never crumbles…which never falls away, as does the Flower of the Field.

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Flower of the Field Constellation commonly known as Scorpio – seen in spring through summer

Sand castle, Cannon Beach – by Curt Smith – Wikimedia – Share-alike License.

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TO READ PART 2, CLICK HERE…Daily Devotional, Year 2 – May 2 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 2: “The Price of Dust”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Open my eyes to this world of deception, to see what it really is. Let me not be deceived any longer! Make me to know the vanity of this life. And make to see the everlasting value of living for Heaven…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flower of the Field Constellation: Part 2-”All is Vanity””

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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ORION’S GATE (THE NARROW GATE)

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“Enter ye in at the strait (or ‘narrow’) 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 (narrow) 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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There is another remarkable aspect to the Orion Phenomena, which has to do with Orion the Reaper. This is best seen when the winter Bible Constellations are in the west. if one stands, facing west, when Orion, the Dragon and the Glorious Horse are beginning to sink into the western horizon, that there are two bright stars in Orion’s sickle. And there are two bright stars in the Dragon’s wave of water coming out of his mouth. And the two bright stars in Orion’s sickle is about half the width apart as the two bright stars in the Dragon’s wave of water. What makes this so dramatic is that the Revelation 12 Woman looks as if she is veering towards Orion’s two bright stars.

Revelation 12 Woman chooses Narrow Way

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And so, it now appears that this scenario is a picture of that well-known passage that Jesus spoke, concerning the Narrow Gate & the Wide Gate “Enter ye in at the strait (or  ‘narrow’) 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 (narrow) 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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Now when this constellation group is still in the east, it is not so evident that this Woman is heading for Orion’s sickle. But when they are in the west it now becomes very evident that she is veering toward the Narrow Gate. So this makes a wonderful finale to this Gospel Story written in the sky.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) & wide (Auriga) and narrow gates (Gemini) – NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USES

ABOVE CHART : Revelation 12 Woman swerving toward Narrow Gate – late winter – signsofheaven.org

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…WOMAN OF REVELATION 12  & THE NARROW WAY CONSTELLATION…

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TOMORROW:

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