Today’s Devotional – May 21st (The Church That Moved to Higher Ground!)

By admin On May 20th, 2014

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“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Today’s Devotional – May 21st

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The Church That Moved To Higher Ground!

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Did you ever hear the true account about “the little church

that was moved by the hand of God”…to higher ground?

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THE PLAN

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Well, back in 1874, a group of Christians in the town of Swan Quarter, North Carolina, on the Atlantic Coast, decided to build a church to replace their temporary meeting place. Now if one will look at a map of this Swan Quarter area, it’s quickly noticed that this community is almost surrounded by water!

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And with this in mind, the church leaders decided the best place to build was on a vacant property on the highest ground in town. That way they would be less likely to be flooded, because of the high tides and storms that were so common to their community.

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And there was one property, which met their needs. It was the highest spot in that area. But when they approached the owner of the property, one Mr. Sam Sadler, he flatly refused to sell!

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THE GIFT OF ANOTHER LOCATION

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And there was no doubt, much disappointment over Mr. Sadler’s refusal!

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But before long, those faithful Methodists then accepted a most generous gift, given by a Mr. James W. Hayes: a vacant lot, located some thousand feet in rear of the present courthouse.

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Well, in a short time the construction commenced! These church members would soon have their little church, howbeit, on not-so-higher-ground!

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And finally the joyful day arrived! The church was almost completed! And in their excitement, when the church (a modest structure on brick piers), was barely shut in, people began to worship in it. At that time it was called, The Methodist Episcopal Church South.

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THE STORM

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But it seemed that God was not entirely satisfied with this humble little church building! No, apparently, God did not want this church sitting on such a low level of ground!

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So, on September 16, 1876, the fateful eve of the dedication of the church, a storm broke out and began to brew. The rain fell and the wind blew until on the morning of September 17, 1876! The wind had reached such a strength, and the tide had risen to such heights! And the force of the water actually began to lift up that little Methodist Church from off its brick foundation! And slowly but surely this little church began to float from its present location into the road–now called Oyster Creek Road.

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THE FLOOD

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Yes, it seemed that a miracle was now happening! The little church was now floating down the road, as if guided by an unseen Hand! It went straight down the road to a corner. And then, it actually bumped into a general store owned by George V. Credle. (The corner where this happened is now known as Oyster Creek Road and U.S. 264 Business.)

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Then a curious thing happened! The building took a sharp right turn! And now it was headed down that road! The church continued on for about two city blocks! And like a pilgrim on a quest, it proceeded onward and upward! It was moving to higher ground! And no doubt, the amazed and curious eyes of onlookers watched this incredible phenomenon until it reached the corner of what is now called Church Street.

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Then again, as if by the hand of divine Providence, it moved slightly off its straight-line course, and took another turn to the left! Still there were, no doubt, many curious onlookers, waiting to see the terrible fate of this church, not realizing that it was on an upward sojourn!

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Finally, this church had reached the climax of its journey! It then crossed the Carawan Canal directly in front of the higher-ground vacant lot! The very place, on higher ground, where the church members originally desired their church to be! And this little church ultimately settled exactly in the center of the Sam Sadler property, the very site which Mr. Sadler had once refused to give up!

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THE HAPPY ENDING

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After seeing the mighty work of Providence and realizing there was a mightier power than man ruling the universe, Mr. Sadler set about to secure the title for the land. When the church was dedicated years later, it was renamed, “Providence”.

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TIME TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND!

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OK, so what can we glean from this incredibly apparent miracle?

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This Website is dedicated to encouraging readers to move to higher ground. Yes, just like that church in Swan Quarter moved to higher ground, so too must God’s Church today, seek for higher ground.

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Yes, it seems as though the whole world is being flooded by wickedness, as never before seen in history. The enemy is coming in like a flood! This once great Christian society is falling into the dark abyss of Satan, with such rapidity, that nobody can actually believe what is happening!

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But God has His hand on His Church! The gates of Hell shall not prevail against God’s chosen and faithful remnant!

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And God is now giving us another flood! Yes, God is giving us flood of heavenly light! And this heavenly light will guide us upward, to our desired haven…on higher ground! And if the Reader will explore this site, he or she might find that light which has been mostly obscured by the great darkness in today’s world!

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If you care to see a picture of that church, and read the complete story, you can click here… “The Church Moved By The Hand of God”

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help us, Thy Church, to forsake our worldly ways, and hide the knowledge in our hearts which will bring us to higher ground…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Ark of the Covenant Constellation, Pt. 2: How To Enter The Most Holy Place” or you can also read… ““Vanity Fair” & The False Prophet”

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.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FLEEING WOMAN OF REVELATION 12…

Constellation- Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains Mark 13:14

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“And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” Revelation 12:14, 15. So this Revelation 12 Woman Constellation gives a heavenly portrait of a woman fleeing from the Dragon, who is spewing water in her pathway.

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The sketch to the right is “Valley of Decision” Constellation, the Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation, and the Dragon Constellation. This is a concept sketch. These three constellations are not in this position in the night sky. So please don’t try to find them together like this. All of the other sketches have the constellation in the correct position, unless otherwise noted. For locations of each of these Constellations, please go to the article for that particular constellation.

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FROM WHERE & TO WHERE DOES SHE FLEE?

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WOMAN ROTATES THROUGH THE SEASONS…

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This page is about the Big Dipper, also called the Great Bear constellation (Ursa Major ). However, the ancient pagan cultures did not see this constellation as God intended it to be seen. It is actually a headless woman in childbirth. This is seen in springtime. It is seen in the northern skies.

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But as the seasons progress, this travailing woman flips upside down, now appearing as a woman with upraised arms like eagle wings who is running (eventually flying, as shown in sketch on right) into the wilderness (westward). The single star representing her birth-child (Christ) now becomes her head (“Christ is the head of the church.” Ephesians 5:23

star-chart ursa major

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The 7 Stars (Big Dipper) is easy to see with its very bright 7 stars. But the Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) must be seen on a dark starry night, away from city lights.

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These are star charts from Wikipedia, with sketches of the Woman added.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)”

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TOMORROW:

“May 22nd (Take Up Your Cross!)”

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

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