Today’s Devotional – May 8th (The Church Hidden)

By admin On May 8th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – May 8th

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The Church Hidden

THE FOLLOWING DEVOTIONAL IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE ARTICLE… “The Pleiades: The Captive Angel & Mystery Harlot Constellation”

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“Because thou hast kept the word of My patience,

I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation,

which shall come upon all the world,

to try them that dwell upon the earth.”

Revelation 3:10

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Popular theology, assigned this above verse to the Rapture of God’s people outhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Question_book_magnify2.svg of this world, just prior to this coming Great Tribulation.

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But while it is true that there will be some whom God keeps from the “hour of temptation”, it nowhere says anything about rapturing them out of the world.

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It merely says that they will be kept from the hour of temptation.

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Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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HAS GOD KEPT HIS FAITHFUL ONES FROM PERSECUTION?

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It must be remembered here that God was speaking to the Church of Philadelphia, which existed back around 100 AD.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Avvakum_by_Myasoyedov.jpeg

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Did God literally Rapture them out of the world, or did He merely keep them from the hour of temptation which came upon the whole world? 

 

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The Christians in Europe, during the Dark Ages, were more or less persecuted by the apostate churches of Europe, who enlisted the support of the civil governments of Europe to apply physical violence against those who loved the Bible, and even waged war against the Bible itself!

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Did God keep these faithful ones from persecution?

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Avvakum (burned 1682)_by_artist, Myasoyedov 1897 Wiki. Pub Dom.

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“THE RIGHTEOUS PERISH”

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Now, to be sure, there is coming one last climactic finale to this world.

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But while it’s true that some may be spared this great testing of the world, there may be another manner in which God spares His people from all this.

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One way, of course is through death. Listen… “The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.” Isaiah 57:1.

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So as this verse reveals, God in His foreknowledge, will take people away in death, so to spare them from much greater evil, lurking just beyond the horizon!

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Munch Det Syke Barn 1896 wikipedia US public domain

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“HIDE THYSELF…FOR A LITTLE MOMENT”

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But there is another way in which God keeps His people from the evil to come.

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Listen… “Come, My people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.” Isaiah 26:20, 21.

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Notice that this passage doesn’t say that God’s people are permanently removed from the Earth.

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It merely says that they are to hide themselves, “for a little moment, until the indignation be over-past.”

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This passage definitely concerns Judgment Day, and yet it says nothing about the Church being removed from the Earth! It says to hide in their chambers.

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Hide Thyself – inspired by Tornado Over Kansas by Curry

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“YOU ARE MY HIDING PLACE”

Psalm 32:7

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Many who are heavily invested in the idea that they will miss out on the Great Tribulation, often try to bend such passages as this, to fit their theory that the Church will be literally taken out of this world and up to Heaven before this time of trouble begins.

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But the above passage from Isaiah 26:20, 21 says that the Christian should hide “for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast”.

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This conveys the idea of going into a shelter till a storm passes over.

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Hide Thyself – inspired by Tornado Over Kansas by Curry

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“YOU ARE MY HIDING PLACE”

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Now listen to Psalms… “For in the time of trouble He (God) shall hide me in His pavilion: in the http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgsecret of His tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a Rock.” Psalm 27:5.

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As this Psalm reveals, God is our refuge, and He is our hiding place.

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God doesn’t need to remove a Christian from the face of the Earth, in order to keep him safe from the hour of trial and testing.

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There are so many other passages which reiterate this same concept. 

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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A TIME OF STRENGTHENING

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The coming time of trouble will be an experience which God will send His people through as a means of strengthening their faith and trust in God.

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They will have little if any earthly support!

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Their only option will be to place their trust wholly upon their God…

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Prayer – USMC – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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“For in the time of trouble

He shall hide me in His pavilion:

in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me;

He shall set me up upon a Rock. 

And now shall mine head be lifted up

above mine enemies round about me:

therefore will I offer in His tabernacle sacrifices of joy;

I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.”

Psalm 27:5, 6 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Hide me under the shadow of Thy wings. Let me take refuge in Thee…

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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”

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THE END

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LOCATING THE DRAGON

Revelation 12 star-chart: Orion Fights Dragon

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THE DRAGON of REVELATION 12 CONSTELLATION . This star-chart from Wikipedia shows this constellation group as they appear above the eastern horizon. The Revelation 12 Dragon Constellation can be located by finding Orion in winter months. The Dragon is to Orion’s left, and the Dragon’s mouth is right next to Orion’s shield. This Dragon’s mouth is the V-like constellation The Hyades Cluster which is also known as the head of Taurus the Bull. The Dragon’s tail is Pleiades and the lower shaft of his tail is partly of Aries and Pisces.

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Then with aid of a dark & starry night, you may begin to connect the mouth and the tail with a very long body in an oval shape. The front and back legs are somewhat defined with stars. The front legs are made partially of Taurus. The back legs and rear fin are made of the Cetus Constellation. But the long oval-shaped body has relatively few stars, but can been seen, howbeit with a dark, starry night. The four stars of the front fins are made partially of Taurus.

Revelation 12 Dragon w/text

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This Dragon Constellation appears in the eastern horizon about mid-summer in the pre-dawn hours, spewing his flood-waters northward toward the Woman of Revelation 12 ,Woman in Travail (not pictured here). The Wave of Water is primarily composed of the Constellation Auriga. There are two more less bright stars which are closest to the Dragon’s mouth. These two dimmer stars near to the Dragon’s mouth, are also part of this Wave of Water .

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THE ZODIAC CONSTELLATION NAMES

It is not the purpose, nor the desire of www.theheavensdeclare.net to give any validity or recognition to the Zodiac or any pagan deities. But unfortunately, the common names of many constellations (such as Scorpio or Sagittarius, etc.), must be given, solely for the purpose of locating them on star-charts.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Pleiades: The Captive Angel & Mystery Harlot Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

“May 9th (Vain Dogmatism!)”

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

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