Today’s Devotional – July 23rd (Lily of the Valley)

By admin On July 19th, 2014

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Today’s Devotional – July 23rd

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“Lily of the Field”

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“I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.” Song of Solomon 2:1-3

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Lilies – Sunrise at Camas Prairie Centennial Park – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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When God created this world, it was a place of incredible beauty, possibly far beyond anything we can comprehend! But of course, when we rebelled against the government of God, the earth came under a great curse!

Cole Thomas - Expulsion from the Garden of Eden - 1828 - Boston Museum & Wikipedia - US Public Domain

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And both Man and beast, fish and fowl, as well as the creeping things of the earth began to morph into a corrupted state of being.

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But also the earth itself has greatly changed since the fall of Mankind. Yes, all of nature has likewise suffered under the curse… “cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;” Genesis 3:18

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Yes, God pronounced a curse upon all this world, which has not yet been rescinded.

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Cole Thomas – Expulsion from the Garden of Eden – 1828 – Boston Museum & Wikipedia – US Public Domain.

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REMNANTS OF THE ORIGINAL

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BEAUTY OF NATURE STILL REMAIN

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But in His great mercy, God has left the traces of the original beauty of Creation. And even amidst this ravaged Creation, there still remains the traces of the original beauty and majesty of nature!

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Just look at all the flowers!

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God has left so many varieties of beautiful flowers for Mankind to enjoy!

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Behold the many bright colors of those varieties of flowers!

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Smell the sweet fragrance of so many of them!

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And just imagine what it must have been like in that incredible Garden! And little doubt, had the curse not fallen upon us, Mankind would have extended that Garden’s incredible beauty until it filled the entire earth!

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Poppy Field in Argenteuil – oil painting by Claude Monet – Wikimedia – Public domain

 

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CHRIST, THE ROSE OF SHARON

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THE LILY OF THE VALLEY!

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God even compares Himself to flowers. In one place He refers to Christ as… “I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.” Song of Solomon 2:1

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And so once again, the flowers only further confirm the great truth that… “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth His handiwork.”  Psalm 19:1

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TODAY’S PRAYER…lily

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“Dear Lord, Let me see Thy love and beauty and Thy majesty in all of Thy Creation…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Flower of Heaven Constellation” or you can also read… November 13 (Why This Flower Points Up)

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THE END

 

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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FLOWER OF THE FIELD IN HEAVEN

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This is perhaps one of the most amazing constellations that God has created! It truly looks like a flower, and appears to be blowing in the direction of westward. But as autumn draws near, this constellation appears to bow itself down, just like the flowers of Earth bow down, at the summer’s end.

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And these are not merely obscure stars. These are among the biggest and brightest stars in the night heavens!

Two Turtledoves-Flower of the Field- Cross/Scepter Constellations

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The Two Turtle-Doves Constellation is also known as Sagittarius .

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The Flower of the Field is commonly known as Scorpio .

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But there is another obvious aspect to this constellation group. Notice that the birds are flying in the same direction as the flower is bending; it is as if the east wind is blowing these heavenly messengers…

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“The wind blows where it desires, and you hear the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. John 3:8.

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So here is another incredible Bible concept, written in the heavens! And God has spoken of these signs! Listen… “For ever, O LORD, Thy Word is settled in heaven.” Psalm 119:89

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THE ZODIAC CONSTELLATION NAMES

By the way, it is not the purpose of www.theheavensdeclare.net to give any validity to the Zodiac or any pagan deities. But the common names of many constellations must be given, solely for the purpose of locating them on star-charts.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Flower of the Field Constellation 

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TOMORROW:

” July 24th (Gulls Along the Shoreline)”

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