Today’s Devotional – May 31st (The Light of the World!)

By admin On May 30th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – May 31st

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The Light of the World!

TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL IS MADE OF EXCERPTS FROM BOTH… “Signs in the Sun”  AND ALSO… ““Sun Shall Be Darkened…””

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“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings;”  Malachi 4:2

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Photo: Wikipedia – share alike license 2.5 – by Adam L Clevenger. Click here for link

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THE SUN

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 The world appreciates the Sun, and all its benefits. Its beauty. Itshttp://www.flickr.com/people/10031363@N00 warmth. Its life-giving properties. 

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And just look at this photo to the right! “Sunlight on King Street” What an appropriate name! Do you think this bicycler was having a nice day in the Sun? The Sun can be very healing. And God has given the Sun for Mankind’s needs: for his health, and for his happiness.

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But He also has given the Sun to be a spiritual sign. The Sun teaches some important Biblical truths.

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Sunlight_on_King_Street wikipedia share-alike stefan powell

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THE SUN AND THE SON OF GOD

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Listen to what God has to say about the sun as a metaphor…

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“For the LORD God is a SUN and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” Psalms 84:11. 

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God here, compares Himself to the Sun in relation to His dealings with His children. 

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 Solar System NASA public domain

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GOD LOVES BEAUTY AND POETRY

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Here’s another passage referring to God likened to the Sun…“Arise, shine; for THY LIGHT is come, and the glory of the LORD IS RISEN upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darknehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sunset_at_Huntington_Beach.jpgss the people: but the LORD SHALL ARISE upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to THY LIGHT, and kings to THE BRIGHTNESS OF THY RISING. Isaiah 60:1-3.

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Isaiah is one of the most poetic books of the Bible. And this above passage is no exception. The Lord obviously loves poetry.

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And nature is filled with beauty and poetry, and wisdom and truth!

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Sunset at Huntington Beach wikimedia-share-alike license.jpg

 

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GOD IS LIGHT 

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And Jesus spoke of Himself as the Sun…And Jesus said unto them, “I am the LIGHT OF THE WORLD: he that fohttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sunrise_from_Burrow_Mump,_Burrowbridge,_Somerset_(2931443808).jpgllows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the LIGHT OF LIFE.” John 8:12.

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The only reason the world doesn’t completely go berserk is because God intervenes in the affairs of Man.

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Listen… “Surely the wrath of man shall praise Thee: the remainder of wrath shalt Thou restrain.” Psalm 76:10.

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As this above verse points out, God only allows as much evil as He deems necessary, and restrains the remainder.

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Sunrise from Burrow Mump, Burrowbridge, Somerset wikimedia share-alike license

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EVERLASTING LIGHT

Now listen to Isaiah speaking… “The sun shall be no more thy light by day; nhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jamaica_sunrise.JPGeither for brightness shall the moon give light unto you: but the LORD shall be unto you an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be your everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.” Isaiah 60:19, 20.

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Even a totally blind person can enjoy the brightness of God’s glorious light, as He shines in that person’s heart.

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sunrise on Biwa_Lake wikipedia share-alike license

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GOD’S BRIGHTNESS

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Listen to this description of the 2nd Coming as the Son… “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whhttp://christimages.org/biblebooks/Book_of_Revelation.htmom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming,” 1 Thess. 2:8.

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Not only will “that Wicked” be destroyed by the brightness of Christ’s Coming, but when that Day-star arises in our heart, “the man of flesh” within Believers will likewise be destroyed.

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Because when the day-star really begins to shine within the Believer, “self” and all selfishness will melt away as does morning frost under the rising Sun.

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Christ Returns – Triumph of Christianity – by G. Dore – www.christimages.org – Limited-use-license – see their website for restrictions (2)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to see the wonderful metaphors in nature. And help me to understand the metaphorical nature of the Bible…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Signs in the Sun” or you can also read… ““Sun Shall Be Darkened…””

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THE END

Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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1st ORB: THE SUN = 1ST COMMANDMENT

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“Thou shall have no other gods before Me”

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One great clue that if the Sun would correspond to the First Commandment, “You shall have no other gods before Me”, is that the names which Mankind has given to the planets, all named after pagan gods: Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, etc… are all names of ancient pagan deities. Then begin to relate the Sun corresponding to the first Commandment… “You shall have no other gods before Me”, which just so happens to be surrounded by planets named after pagan gods! It would seem that God has allowed Mankind (under the influence of “the god of this world“, of course) to name these planets after pagan gods, in order to make a very poignant statement: that statement being, that we citizens of this planet are in rebellion against God, therefore, we have other gods. And just as those planets (named after pagan gods) encircle the Sun (The Sun representing God many times in the Bible), so too this human race has placed our affections on other things: our time, energy, and affections, which should have been only given to our Creator/Savior. So God has set up this solar system to present this concept of the Sun (Christ) being surrounded by our many other gods (i.e., the 9 planets, named after pagan gods).

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Discovering Signs In Our Solar System (Part 4)”

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TOMORROW:

” June 1st (The Pied Piper of TV!)”

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

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