Today’s Devotional – June 18th (Eternity Not A Puffy Cloud!)

By admin On June 19th, 2014

 

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Today’s Devotional – June 18th

 

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Eternity Not A Puffy Cloud!

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“Where there is no vision, the people perish”

Proverbs 29:18

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In the beginning, God placed our first parents in a beautiful garden.

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But as a result of sin, this world lost much of its beauty.

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The curse has marred, to a great extent, the pristine condition of nature.

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In spite of that, God has mercifully left enough beauty in nature for mankind to enjoy.

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Eve in the Garden & The Whispering Serpent – www.signsofheaven.org

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FAMOUS CARTOON

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But though this world retains much beauty, there are still many, who are under the impression, that God’s redeemed will spend all eternity sitting on a puffy little cloud, strumming a harp. Whoever is responsible for that infamous cartoon of a man with a harp, sitting on a little cloud, was unwittingly doing the Devil’s bidding.

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Lucifer would love nothing more, than for people to have the discouraging notion, that Heaven is just a puffy little cloud, with nothing going on, day after day, for all eternity. Nothing could be further from the truth!

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Do we really imagine that the same God who created that incredible garden for our first parents, would then put us through all this sorrow and hardships, only to now stick us in some boring situation, for eternity? Such people don’t know God nearly well enough.

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Sin and rebellion has marred the original beauty of this present world. But in spite of that, there still remains some of the beauty that this planet originally possessed. But marred as it is, still the beauty and innocent joys of this present world, are just a faint reflection of what awaits all those who persevere on the upward pathway to that Celestial City of God.

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CATCH A VISION OF THAT PROMISED LAND!

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“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sunset_at_Huntington_Beach.jpgfrom God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” Revelation 21:1, 2

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So Signs Of Heaven encourages the reader to begin to get a vision of the New Heaven and New Earth, and begin to get excited about it. When we hear the cry of a new born baby, or the innocent laughter of little children. When we see a little forest creature having fun, or we enjoy a walk along the sand at the ocean, and hear the majestic roar of the crashing waves.

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“Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. ” Psalm 40:5.

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/File:The_Pilgrim%27s_Progress_by_Byam_Shaw05.jpg.

These, and the many other joys of life were created by the One who has also gone to prepare an even more beautiful place for us to live. He knows our needs, and will provide a place far more wonderful home than this sin-cursed Earth.

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And when we finally cross that river, and we stand together on the shores of that world to come, we will look in amazement at what He has in store for us there.

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And then we will know for certain, that “His mercy endures forever”,  because, “God is love”!

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Sunset at Huntington Beach wikimedia share-alike license

The Pilgrim’s Progress – by Byam Shaw – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me a vision of the wonderful world to come! Take my eyes off this sad world, and keep my eyes fixed upward…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“September 20th (Don’t Miss The Boat!)”, or you can also read…DECEMBER 31 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 27: Into The Promised Land!)

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THE END

 

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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7 STARS IMITATE ORION

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LOCATING THESE TWO CONSTELLATIONS

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This phenomenon begins in late October, in the pre-dawn hour. It then begins a little earlier each night.

The Cross of Orion Constellation star-chart

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This Wikipedia star-chart has this constellation sketched in. You must locate Orion, when it is mid-sky, between east and west. You’ll be facing southward most likely, unless you are far south. Try to imagine it as a Cross on a steep hill. The 3-star belt of Orion becomes the crest of the hill. The 3 very faint stars that make up Orion’s head become the very top of the Cross.

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Next, locate the 7 Stars Constellation. This 7 Stars Constellation is seen by facing northward. It stands upright a little later in the night. Eventually, Orion will lay down and no longer be seen as an uplifted Cross! Beginning in November, the 7 Stars (AKA Big Dipper) can be seen as a Cross a little bit later in evening.

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When you are comfortable in locating Orion & The 7 Stars Constellations, then show a friend. This can be a great witnessing tool!

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The 7 Stars Imitate the Cross of Orion”

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TOMORROW:

JUNE 19 (Who Are The 144,000? Part 4) 

 

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO STUDY IN JEREMIAH 

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YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.

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

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