Today’s Devotional – May 20th (Jeremiah & The Two Jerusalems)

By admin On May 19th, 2014

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“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Today’s Devotional – May 20th

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Jeremiah & The Two Jerusalems

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The prophet, Jeremiah, is known as the “Weeping Prophet”.

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Well, of course, the Bible doesn’t call him that. But the fact is, Jeremiah did do a lot of weeping and mourning for his people.

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And that is because, Jerusalem, the chosen city of God, had given herself over to idolatry.

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Repin Cry of prophet Jeremiah www.wikigallery.org US public domain

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You see, God’s professed people had no heart for the deep truths of God’s Word.

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They only wanted a superficial religion: lots of candles! Lots of music! Lots of chants!

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And lots of ceremonial Bible readings!

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In other words, they wanted the frosting, but not the inner workings, the “born again” experience.

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They didn’t mind some morality.

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But they didn’t want to die-to-self.

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Repin Cry of prophet Jeremiah www.wikigallery.org US public domain

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CLASSICAL PROPHECIES!?!

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Now, most theologians look at Jeremiah (and Lamentations) as they do all the rest of the prophets in the Old Testament.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Magnifying_glass_on_book_icons

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They fail to see the great spiritual application to today’s Church, which those prophetic books foretold of!

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And so, today’s theologians concoct terms, such as, “Classical Prophecies”, to denote that those Old Testament books were fulfilled with the literal nation of Israel.

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But the Bible knows no such thing! Rather, the Bible transfers these Old Testament prophecies to the New Testament Church.

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Magnifying Glass – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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THE TWO JERUSALEMS

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One such revelation is found in the Epistle to the Galatians, in which Paul makes a very bold interpretation… “For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise…For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answers to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.” Galatians 4:22-26.

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So right here, the Lord, through Paul, is revealing a great concept!

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Yes, Paul revealed that there are two Jerusalems, spiritually speaking: the apostate Jerusalem, and the faithful Jerusalem.

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Sarah & Hagar – Foster Bible Pictures – wikipedia – US public domain

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JEREMIAH RELEVANT TODAY!

Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins - c 1616 - wikipedia - public domain

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Now the great point to today’s devotional is just this: if we take this concept of allegories, and apply it to the Book of Jeremiah (and Lamentations), that Book begins to come alive, so to speak!

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That is, with the understanding that Jeremiah is speaking either about the “Jerusalem which is now, and is in bondage with her children”, or it is speaking concerning, “Jerusalem above is free, and is the mother of us all”, then the Book of Jeremiah really begins to make sense!

.Francken Hieronymus the Younger Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins - c 1616 - wikipedia - public domain

Because, there has always been an apostate portion to the Church.

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And there has always been a faithful portion to the Church. 

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Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins – c 1616 – wikipedia – public domain

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ALL SCRIPTURE IS STILL RELEVANT

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And so, as the Bible clearly points out… “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2nd Timothy 3:16, 17.

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And using Galatians, Chapter 4 as the key to unlock the Book of Jeremiah, we now enter into a spiritual understanding of that book, which the carnal portion of the Church cannot and will not understand!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain.

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MANY ARE LOCKED OUT!

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Listen… “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1st Corinthians 2:13

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Even though this above passage requires a careful examination, to properly understand it, the essence of this passage is, that the “natural man” cannot and will not comprehend the deeper truths of the Bible, which are veiled by spiritual and allegorical language.

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This is because those who are yet carnal, are not indwelt by the Holy Spirit.

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“COME UNTO ME”

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The Good News is that it is still the day of Salvation!

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And the call still goes out… “Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

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Everything necessary for Salvation, for daily grace and strength and for everlasting life is available to each and every one of us.

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If I find that the Bible to be a closed book, there still is great hope!

 

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Prayer – USMC – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to see the spiritual nature of the Bible. Open Thou mine eyes, that i may behold wondrous things out of Thy Law…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… November 22 – (The Greatest Jig-saw Puzzle Ever!) or you can also read… December 30 (A Supernatural Book!)

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THE END

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE HOLY-GHOST-RIDER CONSTELLATION

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“Gavest thou…wings and feathers unto the ostrich?….What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.” Job 39:17, 18

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Here in the above condensed passage is revealed a tremendous Bible prophecy! Here the ostrich (being a symbol of the Church-Apostate) is going to lift up herself and scorn the horse and his rider.

Holy-Ghost-Rider on Goodly Horse (above western horizon)

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Well, if we look in the winter-night skies, we might possibly have our eyes opened to see a most incredible constellation group, known as the “Horse and His Rider” Constellation Group.

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And so, this above passage speaks of the time of the end (which we are just now in). And sadly to say, there will be many in the Church who will scorn this last message, just as the wisdom-deprived ostrich scorns the Horse and His Rider, who symbolize God’s Church in battle, being ridden by the Spirit of Christ! Such a sad ending for the Church-Apostate, to scorn the Holy Spirit: the same Spirit that they so often exulted in praise, with their lips!

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This constellation group is made up of a number of smaller constellations: the horse’s head, made from the Perseus Constellation. The tail and rear end is partly of the Cassiopeia Constellation. The hind-leg is made partly of stars from the Andromeda Constellation. The Rider is made primarily from the Camelopardalis Constellation.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation” or you can also read… “Goodly Horse in Battle Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

“May 21st (The Church That Moved to Higher Ground!)”

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

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