Today’s Devotional – May 30th (Flee To The Mountains!)

By admin On May 29th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – May 30th

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Flee To The Mountain!

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“And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that He said, ‘Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.'” Genesis 19:17

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This above verse from Genesis is the command and warning from God to Lot, that he must flee Sodom (Lot being the nephew of faithful Abraham.) 

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Yes, God was going to destroy Sodom and its surrounding cities!

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Because Sodom had spurned God’s warnings, it had reached its day of the fierce judgment of Almighty God!

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And Lot and his family had unknowingly moved to that wicked city, merely for the sake of convenience and prosperity!

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And their consciences became blunted by the daily association with sin, as is written… “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 1st Corinthians 15:33.

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The Sodomites are smitten with blindness – wikipedia – US public domain

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FAITHFUL ABRAHAM

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Now in contrast, Lot’s uncle, faithful Abraham, lived with his family in the mountain strongholds.

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No, they didn’t have all the conveniences of city-life. But those inconveniences proved a blessing for his people, developing good work habits in them.

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And because of his strong spirituality, there was a constant reverence for his God! Daily worship took a prominent place in their day-to-day routine.

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And so, on the eve of the judgment of Sodom, the Lord Jehovah (pre-incarnate Jesus), made His appearance to Abraham, pronouncing the following summation of Abraham, but also of the possible judgment on Sodom.

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Listen… “For I (God) know him (Abraham), that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment…” Genesis 18:19-21

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Tissot – Abraham and the Three Angels – Wikipedia – US public domain

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SODOM & GOMORRAH WORLD TODAY!

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Well, just about everybody knows the outcome of Sodom.

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But the point to today’s devotional is, that God wrote that story for our spiritual benefit.

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And, at ground level, the story of Lot and Abraham is a strong warning to Christians against moving our family to a corrupt environment, such as is so prevalent today!

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Picture – Lot Escapes Sodom – www.thebiblerevival.com offers free Bible clipart – Public Domain.

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SEPARATION: A PREREQUISITE!

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But there is another level to that story. Just as Lot was to flee to the mountain, so also are we to flee to the mountain.

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“What mountain?”, you ask. Well, just listen to this command/warning from God…

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“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:

for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?

and what communion hath light with darkness?  

Wherefore come out from among them,

and be ye separate, saith the Lord,

and touch not the unclean [thing];

and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you,

and ye shall be My sons and daughters,

saith the Lord Almighty.”

2nd Corinthians 6:14, 17, 18.

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Now this a shortened version of the entire passage (To read this above passage in its entirety, go here…2nd Corinthians 6:14, 17, 18.)

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Girl with a Bible – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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FLEEING TO MOUNTAINS OUTLAWED TODAY

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Laws are now being enacted which only further empower Satan’s totalitarian control over Mankind as well as God’s people!

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Listen to how Satan uses laws to do his mischief… “LORD, how long shall the wicked triumph? How long shall they utter and speak hard things?…Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?” Psalm 94:3, 4, 20

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Now we begin to see that God is every bit as concerned about our social environment as He was back in Lot’s day!

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But most us cannot flee to the mountain, in a literal sense.  Satan has been hedging up the way against that possibility, making it more and more expensive and more difficult.

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So what can we do? 

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But praise God! He has not left us in a helpless condition!

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No Trespassing sign – Wikimedia – share-alike license

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GOD IS JUST NOW PREPARING THE WAY

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For one thing, we can pray and pray for God to remove us from any unwholesome situation that we, or our children might be in.

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And unceasing prayer is not optional! It’s a commandment of the Lord! (1st Thessalonians 5:17)

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This website warns Christians to flee to heavenly Mount Sion!

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That’s right!

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Heavenly Mount Sion is what God was really concerned about, when He wrote the story of Abraham and Lot!

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ABOVE PICTURE – Constellation – Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains – Mark 13:14 – This is not a star-chart, but merely a concept picture.

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HEAVENLY MOUNT SION

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Listen… “For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched… But ye are come unto mount Sion…the heavenly Jerusalem…” Hebrews 12:18, 22, 23

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So this above passage lets us know that Mount Zion was just an earthly picture of a heavenly place! 

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And this spiritual concept is further confirmed by such passages as this next one… “They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abides for ever. As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.” Psalm 125:1, 2 

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Yes, the Bible is a spiritual Book, and must be understood spiritually, before it actually makes sense!

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Oh yes, God would have His Believers take their families out into country places, if possible.

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But unless we flee to that heavenly mountain, Zion, it is a waste of our time to try to physically escape evil!

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STUDY, CHRISTIAN, STUDY!!!

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So the reader is encouraged to study this site carefully and learn as much as possible.

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And as the Reader begins to flee to heavenly Mount Sion, then he or she will be able to say along with the Prophet Habakkuk…

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“The LORD God is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places.” Habakkuk. 3:19

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Yes, as this above verse indicates, “mine high places” is really where Mount Sion is located!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 2, CLICK HERE… Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JUNE 28 (Flee To The Mountain! Part 2: Am I A Pillar of Salt?)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to flee from all the unwholesome influences. Bless my family too! Teach us to hide ourselves under the shadow of Thy wings…

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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: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1”

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THE END


Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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HEAVENLY MOUNTAINS

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Well, as just stated, the Lord has created a constellation which shows a woman fleeing.

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Picture to right: Ursa Major, also known as The Big Dipper

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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 31st (The Light of the World!)”

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

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