Today’s Devotional – March 4th (“It’s a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World!”)

By admin On March 3rd, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – March 4th

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“It’s a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World!”

 

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As we go about our daily routine, we become oblivious to the heartachehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Madworldposter.jpg, loneliness, sadness, injustice, tragedy and misery all around, in every direction.

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And all the while, the False Prophet (Satan, as he works through high-tech devices) keeps churning out feel-good movies: movies like that old one called, “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”, which the entire family loved and laughed at.

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Yes, that movie really made the world seem so fun and happy!

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But the sad fact is, it’s actually a really bad, bad, bad, bad world!

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Mad world poster – Wikimedia – Fair Use Rationale

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OUR DAILY DISREGARD

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We get out of bed in the morning, barely cognizant that half the world’s https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shiite_Muslims_executed_by_ISIS.pnginhabitants are intensely suffering, for one reason or another!

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We drink our cup of morning Joe, without a thought for the millions who are being kidnapped and sold into slavery, both in this society and around the world!

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And as we drive down to the mall, we hardly consider how many elderly ones are sitting alone at home, in their dark room, hurting and suffering in one way or another.

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And we turn our head the other direction to avoid meeting eyes with that beggar on the corner, whose body and mind has been ravaged by years of alcohol or drug abuse. 

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And as we wander from shop to shop, there are many living with little or no hope, all because that cruel iron citadel known as “atheism” has left them without any hope for the future!

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We place our order at the drive-thru window, with little cognizance of the starving multitudes who can just barely hang on for another day, merely existing in their world of stark scarcity, sometimes eating the dung of animals, just to survive!

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And we hurry home from church service to catch that big game, blissfully ignorant that hundreds of thousands of unsaved souls are slipping down into their Christless graves each and every day, hopelessly lost for all eternity! Not to mention the millions of pre-born infants who are snuffed out of existence, mostly for convenience sake!

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And as we lie down each night seemingly safe and secure in our nicely appointed houses, we do not realize that a great portion of the world are being savagely displaced by Satan’s cruel armies, having to flee to wherever they can find refuge, often ending up slaughtered by heartless monsters, merely devils in human bodies!

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ISIS murder – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

Kidnapping – Abduction – Hostage exercise – Wikimedia – Public Domain

Vincent van Gogh – Old Man in Sorrow (On the Threshold of Eternity) – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

Drunk Panhandler-wikipedia-public-domain

Orphan on Mothers Grave – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

Starving little girl – Wikipedia – Public Domain

Old Jewish Cemetery – Prague Czech Republic – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

ISIL – Execution of man – September 2014 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“FOR VAIN THE HELP OF MAN”

Psalm 60:11 & 108:12

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Yes, it truly is a bad, bad, bad, bad world!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dore_Solomon_Proverbs.png

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And the world’s inhabitants can do little, or nothing at all, to turn things around!

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As a matter of fact, the more that the world attempts to solve its own problems, the worse things get!

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And the wise man still calls out daily to this busy work-a-day world…“Meaningless, meaningless! All is meaningless!” Ecclesiastes 1:1

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Dore – Solomon – Proverbs – Wikipedia – Public domain (2)

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“LET US…TURN AGAIN TO THE LORD”

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Angel_prayers.jpgBut listen to the prophet, Jeremiah…“For the Lord will not cast off for ever: But though He cause grief, yet will He have compassion according to the multitude of His mercies. For He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men. To crush under His feet all the prisoners of the earth…Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD. Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.” Lamentations 3:31, 33, 34, 40, 41

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Here is a great over-arching truth about why God has allowed all this bad stuff to keep happening.

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It is His great hope and desire that the people of the world will get sick and https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:THE_WAYNE_GIPSON_FAMILY_SAYS_A_PRAYER_BEFORE_THEIR_EVENING_MEAL_IN_THE_KITCHEN_OF_THEIR_MODERN_HOME_NEAR_GRUETLI..._-_NARA_-_556611.jpgtired of living and suffering in this bad bad world, and finally give up our rebellion, and return again to the Lord, pleading for His mercy.

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Prayer – USMC – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

Girl Praying – Wikimedia – Public Domain

Prayer at Day’s End – Angelus by Jean-François Millet – Wikipedia – Public Domain

Family Prayer Before Meal – Wikimedia – US-Govt. – Public-Domain

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-081218-M-4507D-001.jpg“Let the wicked forsake his way,

and the unrighteous man his thoughts:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Angel_prayers.jpgand let him return unto the LORD,

and He will have mercy upon him;

and to our God,

for He will abundantly pardon.”

Isaiah 55:7 

Prayer – USMC – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

Girl Praying – Wikimedia – Public Domain

 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to give myself unto prayer throughout my each and every day…and night…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…June 16th (God’s Royal Priesthood Today!) or you can also read this shorter article… DECEMBER 9 (Almost All Is Vanity! Part 3: It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World!)

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE 7 STARS IMITATE THE CROSS OF ORION

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“Let the people praise Thee, O God; let all the people praise Thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.” Psalm 67:5-7

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Jesus came to this Earth to give His life a ransom for many. But He also came to take up His Cross as the example of how we should also love one another. He was (and is) the living breathing Word of God, for all the heavens and earth to behold! And when His ministry was finished, He returned to Heaven. But He left instructions for the human family.

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And He says to us all… “For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.” John 13:15.

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This concept is written in the heavens. God has placed the stars in such a way that tells this marvelous concept of lifting up the Cross of Christ: self-sacrificing love for Mankind.

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First, Orion, representing Christ, lifts up the Cross. Then, just a little later, the 7 Stars Constellation, representing God’s Church finally lifts up the Cross, seemingly in response to Orion’s prior example.

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These two constellations are the two brightest and most prominent constellations in the winter-night sky. And they represent the two greatest concepts of life: Christ and His Church. No, not a particular denomination. But God’s True Worshippers, wherever they may be interspersed among the inhabitants of the world.

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(The sketch to the above left is ‘Orion’ as it is seen, beginning in October in the pre-dawn hours, in mid-sky. The sketch to the right is of the ‘7 Stars’ Constellation as it is seen through the first half of winter, as it imitates Orion. These above two sketches are both rough drafts of those two constellations, Orion as well as the 7 Stars. And while they are not completely accurate, they are close enough to the actual constellations, for website guests to hopefully be able to locate them in the night sky. ) 

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ABOVE PICTURE: The Cross of Orion – www.theheavensdeclare.net

ABOVE PICTURE – 7 Stars Constellation as the Cross (aka Big Dipper) – winter – signsofheaven.org – not for commercial uses

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…‘7 Stars’ Imitate ‘The Cross of Orion’

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TOMORROW…

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March 5th (The Straw Man, Part 1: “Villains And Heroes”)

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

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