Today’s Devotional – March 28th (Taking Back This Nation For God!)

By admin On March 27th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – March 28th

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Taking Back This Nation For God!

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There is so much incredible truth and insight to be gleaned in the Old Testament. The problem is, our theologians and teachers have assured us that those prophecies were merely for Old Testament Israel, and not for us! “Classical Prophecies” they say. Nice poetry! Wonderful litehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Full_Book_of_Isaiah_2006-06-06.jpgrature! Great historical insight!

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If only we would take heed to John’s Revelation… “And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me…worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Revelation 19:10. Yes, the whole Bible is the spirit of prophecy! The entire Bible is prophetic! It is up-to-date! And the whole Bible is every bit as relevant as today’s newspaper! Even more! Because the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, tells us exactly where we are, and what our condition is, at this very present hour!

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Book of Isaiah – Wikimedia – C.C. Share-alike License

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THINGS DON’T MAKE SENSE ANYMORE!

 

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The message of the Old Testament prophets, was basically this: God’s people are caught-up in idolatry, and are under the disapproval of God. And because of our idolatry, God will allow our enemies to reign over us. And it is high-time we repent, and turn away from our many idols, back to God!

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Most anybody can see that this society is in deep trouble, morally, financially, and politically. Things are happening which are baffling, to say the least! Our western societies are literally crumbling before our very eyes, or so it seems!

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Now there are many voices in our society, calling for reform. “We have to take this nation back!” And this same battle-cry is being sounded within the Christian community as well! “We have to take back this nation for God!” And many Christians are listening to these voices which are trumpeting this alarm! Yes, Christians are listening, not only to their own political/religious watchmen. But many Christians are listening to the secular voices as well. “We have to form ‘action-committees’! We have to get out and vote! We have to take back the various institutions which are mis-leading our society in a downward spiral!” And this message is resonating with very many Christians!

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TRUTH IS FALLEN!

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But is this what God wants from Christians? Is God wanting a political and social crusade?

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Listen to the prophet, Isaiah… “And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter!” Isaiah 59:14. Yes, even though these solemn words were penned some 2,700 years ago, they could well be today’s newspaper headlines!

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Just look around! Judgment is turned away backward! Justice is standing afar off! Truth is fallen in the street! Yes, we are appalled at the crazy court decisions being handed down on an everyday occurrence! We see Sodom & Gomorrah now coming back with a vengeance! We see our politicians thrusting us into economic suicide! We see our children being led away into moral depravity, by an invisible Pied Piper from Hell, via television and high-tech musical devices!

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OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETS CRYING OUT!

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Yes, it seems that everything in the world is now turning itself on its head!

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But is it ‘action-committees’ that we need? Is it more votes to get the “right people” into office? Will storming the not-so-hallowed-halls of the various institutions ever bring back the sanity that we have seemed to have lost in this society?

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Yes, Isaiah lays out the great problem… “And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter!” Isaiah 59:14.

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We are in deep, deep trouble, today! But Isaiah does not call for ‘action-committees’, or more ‘voting-coalitions’, or storming the not-so-hallowed-halls of various, “higher” learning institutes!

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The message of Isaiah, as well as the other prophets, is one of personal repentance… “Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;” Isaiah 1:16. Here is the only remedy which will ever cure the cancer upon any society. Here is a revolution which begins when one wipes off the fog from the bathroom mirror. Personal repentance!

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Tissot – Isaiah – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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NEW TESTAMENT AGREES WITH OLD

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And James in the New Testament picks up on the same theme… “Ye adulterers and David's sorrow wikigallery public domainadulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God….Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.” James 4:4, 8-10.

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Yes, it has been our friendship with the world, which has caused God to withdraw His protection from our societies! And we Christians have all been guilty! None of us can hold our head up high, or throw our “holy” rags around us, pointing our bony finger of haughty disapproval of others! This is a problem which each of us, who call ourselves Christians, must deal with.

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The only action committee that must be formed is with me and the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!

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The only voting-block that will win an election, is to “vote with my feet”, and walk away from my own personal evil associations!https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Prayer_for_USA.jpg

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And the only hallowed-hall that needs to be stormed is my own personal prayer-closet!

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God is not raising up groups to take anything back! But God is working in a very personal way with any man, woman, or child who is willing to let Christ come in and transform that person into the image of Christ!

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Prayer for USA – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

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TO READ PART 2, CLICK HERE…OCTOBER 10 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 2: If My People…)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to begin a life of personal repentance and turning away from all corrupting influences. Keep me back from all self-confident human-strength and human-wisdom in trying to change my own personal world, as well as the world-at-large. Make me as Thy little child, relying on Thee and Thee alone, to bring about any supposed needed changes…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “How To Be Hidden in the Day of Wrath” or you can also read… Fleeing to the Mountains, Part 3: The Abomination in My Heart”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“Can you guide Arcturus with his sons?”

Job 38:32

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In the Book of Job, the last chapters, is found a very long lecture to Job, given by Almighty God Himself. 

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And in this amazing lecture, God asked Job various questions. However, the questions God asked, were probably far beyond what Job could comprehend, much less give an answer to.

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But God did this to quell Job’s proud anger: Job’s anger, not only at Job’s “friends”, who were blaming Job’s sins as the cause of all Job’s troubles; but also Job’s anger at God, because God had brought upon Job all these troubles in the first place.

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Job (oil on canvas) by Bonnat, Leon Joseph Florentin (1833-1922) – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“CAN YOU GUIDE ARCTURUS WITH HIS SONS?”

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But among the various questions asked Job, were some very curious ones about the stars. And one of those questions about the stars was… “Can you guide Arcturus with his sons?” Job 38:32.

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Now Job, like many ancient wise-men, probably realized that Arcturus was that very bright star in the night skies. But what in the world was God talking about, when He asked Job if he could “guide Arcturus WITH HIS SONS“? How could a star have sons?! And how could Job, a mere man, possibly guide a star?!? What strange questions for God to be asking a mere man!!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Arcturus (the star that wise-men follow!)” .

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TOMORROW:

“March 29th (Preaching to the Wrong Church!)”

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