Today’s Devotional – January 25th (Nature’s Witnesses, Part 1)

By admin On January 24th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – January 25th

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Atheism Exposed, Part 1: Nature’s Witnesses

THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE ARTICLE… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman”

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“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth His handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge…O LORD, how manifold are Thy works! in wisdom hast Thou made them all:” Psalm 104:24

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Starry Night at La Silla – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

 

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Where Did All The Laws Come From?http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Big_bang.jpg

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Atheism has concluded that the Universe was the product of a giant explosion in ages past, which they call “The Big Bang Theory”:

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In the beginning there was nothing. And out of nothing came an explosion, from which the Universe was born. And out of this chaos came a well-ordered, and very beautiful Universe in which…all things operate according to laws: billions of laws!

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Do you see the contradiction of such an idea? According to atheistic authorities, out of merely nothing, came law and order as well as poetic beauty!

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Does this sound absurd?

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Big bang wikimedia public domain

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UNIVERSE OPERATES BY LAW & ORDER!

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From the tiniest http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Stylised_Lithium_Atom.pngparticle of an atom, to the greatest of all galaxies…there is law and order.

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Laws concerning gravity. Laws concerning food. Laws concerning music…and motion…and mechanics. Laws concerning all creatures, great and small. From the tiniest amoeba, to the great whales of the oceans. From the tiniest atom, to the greatest star. Laws about the Earth, and fire and air…and laws about water. Laws about health and laws about UN-health.

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Everywhere and everything operates by laws…millions and billions of laws.

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Laws which require obedience, and laws which impose penalties for DIS-obedience.

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Stylised_Lithium_Atom share-alike lic. wikimedia commons.

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MUST BE A LAWGIVER

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sunset_at_Huntington_Beach.jpg

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Now at this point, the question that must be asked is this: “Where did all these laws come from, by which the Universe operates? Did these laws just come out of nowhere? Or can we conclude that all these laws which govern, not only Man, but every single thing in the Universe as well, were given by some supreme Law-Giver?” 

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The obvious answer is “Yes, there must be a Law-Giver”. It only makes sense! Laws didn’t just magically appear out of nothing. But God is that supreme Law-Giver.

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But the same God who wrote the laws of nature has also written the moral laws for Mankind to follow.

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And the Book we call the Bible is that Divine Law-book given to Mankind, by that Divine Law-Giver…God.

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Sunset at Huntington Beach wikimedia share-alike license

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NATURE’S BEAUTY

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There are so many beautiful things in nature! It is difficult to find just one picture to represent the beauty of nature.

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Just look at nature! Just go for a walk, and appreciate what God has created for Man’s enjoyment! The warm sunshine! The mystic beauty of the full moon at night! The timeless majesty of the ocean’s roar!

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These are just a few examples of the countless monuments which all testify of God’s beauty!

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South American butterfly wikipedia share-alike license

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NATURE’S POETRY…

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METAPHORS OF GOOD

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But not only does nature operate by laws, but nature operates in beauty and in poetry, too.

800px-Water_splashes_001 by Omegatron for Wikipedia Share-Alike license

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Does Man imagine that this drop of water looking like a beautiful crown is just a freak accident of nature? No! It tells of God’s kingly majesty as He offers all to drink freely of the “Water of Life”. And so this water-drop is a visual metaphor, and a poetic statement found in nature…spoken to Man: Man, the only being on Earth who can appreciate its beauty and poetry.

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Man, the only created being on Earth, created in the image of God.

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Just an accident?

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Think about it!

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Watersplashes – by Omegatron – for Wikipedia – Share-Alike license

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METAPHORS OF EVIL

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Does Mankind think some “Big Bang” could ever have produced this scary-looking spider and its web…a perfect illustration of how evil desires to ensnare fallen men in its web of addictions and deceptions?

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Just ask any of us who have ever been ensnared by some addiction or habit. The spider web is such an incredible metaphor of Satan’s seductive power! So here too is poetry…howbeit the more frightful, hideous kind of poetry, rather than being beautiful.

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But a very necessary metaphor to help us to understand sin and Satan.

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Spider – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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NATURE’S WISDOM

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“Wisdom cries without; she utters her voice in the streets: She cries in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she utters her words…” Proverbs 1:20, 21

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But not only does nature operate by laws, and by beauty and by poetry, but nature operates by wisdom.

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Nature teaches lessons. And even the atheist can see and appreciate, that nature teaches wise lessons about life…

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“But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the Earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this? ” Job 12:7-9

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All of Creation, God has ordained to be Man’s teachers. Everything in nature has been created by God to be object-lessons of the Gospel. “…ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ… ” 1st Corinthians 4:15.

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It’s true that even the tiny ants are Man’s teachers… “Go to the ant…consider her ways, and be wise…” Proverbs 6:6

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Worker ant carrying leaf – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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NATURE’S DAILY DRAMA

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But what many do not realize is, that everything in nature is daily beckoning the world’s inhabitants to return back to God.

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As we walk down the street, all nature is acting out its daily drama of instruction…all around! We just need to stop, look, and pay attention!

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For those who are fortunate enough to live on a farm, those roosters crowing are just God’s “heralds of the morning”, enthusiastically announcing a joyful new day.

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Cock Crowing – Rooster – Hahn Fredenbaum – Wikimedia Commons – Share-alike license

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NATURE’S DAILY DRAMA

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The Sun rising in the east “is as a Bridegroom coming out of His chamber”.

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To feel the caresses of the warmth of the Sun, one can understand just a little of God’s warm love for lost humanity. 

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The squirrel, gathering its store, reminds men to search the Scriptures daily & to hide His Word in our hearts. These and more, are all God’s teachers of wonderful spiritual lessons. All nature is acting out its daily lesson-book.

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All created for Man’s enjoyment, but also Man’s betterment: Man’s Salvation.

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Squirrel share-alike license. click here for link.

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CROWNING MOMENTS OF THE DAY

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Just look at this picture!

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On many sunny days, there is an utterly beautiful moment once just after dawn, and once again just before the sunset. It is what photographers call the Golden Hours of the Day. Just look at this bicyclist on “King Street”! This bicyclist must be reveling in the warm golden beauty of this crowning moment! Here too, is just another teaching moment! It is almost as if God is reminding Man of that Golden Moment which comes at some moment in our lives: as if there exists a Golden Window of Opportunity in which a man, or a woman, or even a child might turn once again to Man’s Creator and Redeemer God.

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And such a crowning moment should not be wasted!

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Sunlight on King Street- S. Powell-Click here for link.

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CONCLUSION:

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BEAUTY, POETRY, WISDOM & LAWS

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ALL TESTIFY OF OUR CREATOR!

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So throughout nature, there are four witnesses, who all testify in behalf of the Creator! Beauty, Poetry, Wisdom, and Laws, all stand up and speak so eloquently in defense of nature’s God!

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And it would seem, that any doubter or skeptic, who would open his or her mind to carefully consider the testimony of these four very persuasive witnesses, would eventually come to the same conclusion: there has to be a Creator, who is filled with these same qualities:

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God, the lover of nature’s beauty.

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God, the lover of nature’s poetry.

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God, the lover of wisdom.

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God, the lover of law & order.

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Jesus www.thebiblerevival.org public domain

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To read Part 2, click here…March 2nd (Nature’s Witnesses, Part 2 – Nature’s Beauty)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the joy of knowing more about the wonders of nature. Help me to see, not only the beauty and poetry of nature, but also the godly wisdom of nature…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Floodwaters of the False Prophet: “Atheism & Psychology””

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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HEAVENLY OBJECT LESSON

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“Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.” Isaiah 24:23

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When God created the Moon and the stars, He ordained them to “rule the night” (Gen. 1:16). The Moon, especially when it is full, can light your pathway through the night, as it reflects the light of the Sun.

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So too, the Christian is to be a light to the world: to this sin-darkened world. But as the Moon must reflect the light of the Sun, in order to be a light to the world, so also must the Christian reflect the light of Jesus, to be a spiritual light to this planet in rebellion. Listen…

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“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

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

However, during an eclipse, the Earth passes directly between the Sun and the Moon, preventing that sunlight from shining on the Moon’s face. This is an incredible object-lesson about when the child of God allows the world to come between him and his Lord. Like the eclipse, that person no longer reflects the light of Jesus, because his or her love of this dark world of sin has eclipsed the light from the “Sun of Righteousness” (see Malachi 4:2).

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And so, this is just one of the many poetic truths seen in the Moon. (For more on this subject of an eclipse, you may link to the article… “Lunar Eclipse & Spiritual Eclipse”)

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Dutch Painting: Um_moinho_dominando_a_baía_à_luz_lunar wikimedia US public domain

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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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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January 26th (Buying & Selling The Gospel)

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain 

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