Today’s Devotional – October 4th (The Revelation of Jesus, Part 2: Perfect Peace!)

By admin On September 2nd, 2014

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Today’s Devotional – October 4th

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The Revelation of Jesus, Part 2: Perfect Peace!

To read Part 1, click here…October 3rd: “The Revelation of Jesus”

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In yesterday’s devotion, Part 1, it was discussed that the god of this world works ovehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Old_book_bindings.jpgrtime to divert Christians from the task of overcoming the world & flesh!

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And it was noted that Satan has introduced a Christ-less Bible prophecy, which uses history books and newspapers to interpret Bible prophecy.

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So not only does this counterfeit prophecy eliminate Jesus out of Revelation, but it also eliminates the spiritual soul-purification which true Bible prophecy always accomplishes!

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Old book bindings by Tom Murphy VII & Wikipedia, Share-Alike License

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COMPARING SCRIPTURE WITH SCRIPTURE

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Listen to Paul’s summation about Bible study… “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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As this above passage confirms, all scripture, yes even Bible prophecy, if rightly interpreted, is designed to make us perfect in Christ!

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Paul the Apostle – Artist – Valentin de Boulogne or Nicolas Tournier – circa 1500s – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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THE WORD OF CHRIST

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Now, this Part 2 will hopefully encourage us to turn off all the worldly chatter, all the noisy din and clamor, and simply immerse ourselves in thoughts about Christ, and contemplation about Christ’s Word!  

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Now why has this website begun to say, “Christ’s Word” instead of “God’s Word”?

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Listen to this… “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Colossians 3:16

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As this above verse reveals, the Word of God is also called the Word of Christ. Unfortunately, far too many people read the Bible in the wrong way, forgetting that it is all about Jesus, yea, that it was written by Christ, who is called “The Word of God”! John 1:14

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That is, so often we forget to read the Bible in attempt to fill our heart with the character of Christ. And so, we need to keep reminding ourselves that hiding Jesus in our heart is our goal! To rightly understand just who Christ is, and how He lived, and what His thoughts are, and why He did so many things differently than the world does things!

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Transfiguration – Bloch – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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VICTORY BY CONSTANTLY BEHOLDING HIM

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And so, the point is, we don’t need to feel guilty about closing ourselves in with Christhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_040327-N-1261P-058_Navy_Chaplain,_Lt._Marc_Massie_assigned_to_Naval_Mobile_Construction_Battalion_Seventy_Four_(NMCB-74)_studies_his_Bible_for_an_upcoming_service.jpg! Oh yes, there will be many who will attempt to persuade us that we must keep up on current events. But we really don’t!

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“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed upon Thee, because he trusts in Thee!” Isaiah 26:3

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For those who are determined to win the victory over the world, and over the Old Man of Sin, will do well to take heed to this above verse! Yes, this is our goal! To keep our minds fixed on the Word of Christ, hiding all those precious promises in our heart, is what true Christianity is all about!

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GOSPEL IN NATUREhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:South-American_butterfly.jpg

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Now, we shouldn’t get the idea that we must have the literal image of Christ before our eyes every moment! No, but Christ can be revealed as we behold a little flower, or a butterfly, or hear the innocent laughter of children playing. The image of God’s love and His Gospel is written on all of nature!

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And to admire the beauty and wisdom and even the occasional fearfulness of nature, can be just every bit as much of what beholding Christ is all about!

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South American Butterfly – Wikipedia – Share-Alike License

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AT WORK

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And when at work, the Christian is constantly translating the Word of Christ into every aspect of daily labor and on-the-job dealings with fellow workers or clients.

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Honesty, patience, kindness, faith, temperance, charity, meekness, protectiveness of others, etc., are just some of the virtues which must be translated into practical, everyday situations. This too, is what it means, “to behold Christ!” Because these qualities are what Christ is all about!

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GUARD YOUR HEART!

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“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Put away from thehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Girl_with_a_Bible_(Faith_of_Our_Fathers).jpge a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.” Proverbs 4:23, 24

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And so, the big point to today’s devotional, is all about carefully protecting my heart! Oh yes, Salvation is the gift of God! Make no mistake about that!

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But there are many who claim Salvation, and yet they have no intention to become fully Christlike! They only wish to have enough virtue to get by, while still going after the selfish pleasures and pursuits of this life!

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But there will be seen a great distinction between the Believers and those “Make-Believers”! Yes, the genuine child of God has received the Spirit of true Holiness! And that Spirit within will inspire and prompt that true worshiper onward and upward to victory! 

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Girl with a Bible (Faith of Our Fathers) – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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ARE WE TIRED?http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/james_tissot/

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And so, dear Stranger & Pilgrim, when will we get tired of floundering in our sins? When will we be ready to cast away our earthly idols, including our love for Christless Bible studies? When will we be willing to behold Christ and His Word, throughout our day? When will we finally enclose ourselves in Christ?

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Christ is willing to give us all the treasures of love and wisdom and purity and virtue! It only remains for us to decide to fully engage ourselves in the pursuit of that wonderful heavenly Prize: Christ in us!

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Jesus – James Tissot – Brooklyn-Museum – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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To read Part 3, go here…The Revelation of Jesus Part 3: “Antichrist Us!?”

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Show me the way so that I may behold Jesus through my day. Lift my heavy burden so that I might follow Jesus as one of His disciples…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Lunar Eclipse & Spiritual Eclipse” , or you can also read… February 14th (By Beholding Jesus…Changed!)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.” Isaiah 24:23

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When God created the Moon and the stars, He ordained them to “rule the night” (Gen. 1:16). The Moon, especially when it is full, can light your pathway through the night, as it reflects the light of the Sun.

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So too, the Christian is to be a light to the world: to this sin-darkened world. But as the Moon must reflect the light of the Sun, in order to be a light to the world, so also must the Christian reflect the light of Jesus, to be a spiritual light to this planet in rebellion. Listen…

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“Ye are the light of the world…Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matt. 5:14-16

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However, during an eclipse, the Earth passes directly between the Sun and the Moon, preventing that sunlight from shining on the Moon’s face. This is an incredible object-lesson about when the child of God allows the world to come between him and his Lord. Like the eclipse, that person no longer reflects the light of Jesus, because his or her love of this dark world of sin has eclipsed the light from the “Sun of Righteousness” (see Malachi 4:2).

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And so, this is just one of the many poetic truths seen in the Moon. (For more on this subject of an eclipse, you may link to the article… “Lunar Eclipse & Spiritual Eclipse”)

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Dutch Painting: Um_moinho_dominando_a_baía_à_luz_lunar wikimedia US public domain

This is a drawing of a winter-time total lunar eclipse, first published in Bilder- (Picture Atlas of the Stemenwelt) in 1888

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman” or you can also read… “How Shall The Moon Be Turned Into Blood?”

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TOMORROW:

“October 5th (The Revelation of Jesus, Part 3: Anti-Christ us!)”

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