Today’s Devotional – September 22nd (Thy Will IS Done in Earth! Part 2)

By admin On August 25th, 2014

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Today’s Devotional – September 22nd

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(Thy Will IS Done in Earth!)” Part 2

CLICK HERE TO READ PART 1… “May 11th (Thy Will IS Done in Earth!)”

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There is a certain daily newspaper comic strip which often features a cartoonish-looking God, who looks down upon Earth, from Heaven, through a giant telescope. 

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And though this cartoon is meant to give readers a daily chuckle, the fact is, many people who call themselves Christian, more or less believe in such a distantly detached God.

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DEISTS OF THEIR DAY!

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Some, or perhaps many of our founding fathers of the United States of America called themselves Christian, but were actually what were known as, “Deists”. You see, Deists believed that God sits far off in outer space, and merely monitors the comings and goings of Mankind.

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But is that what the Bible says about God? Am I really the captain of my ship? Am I just an independent  agent? Is the world just a place where most all the actions and decisions being the product of humans?

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Or does God intervene in the affairs of Mankind?

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WHEN WILL GOD’S WILL FINALLY BE DONE?

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Well, in Part 1 of this topic, the Bible passage which became the center-piece, was the following…  “Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done…”. Matthew 6:9, 10

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And to this verse, the question was asked, “Will God’s will be done someday? Will God grow tired of allowing Mankind’s will to be done, and finally take up His own power and will?”

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And in answer to this, the following passage was offered… “And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay His hand, or say unto Him, What doest Thou?” Daniel 4:35.

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Yes, as this passage reveals, God is very much intertwined in the goings on, here on Earth! As a matter of fact, as this passage proclaims, nobody can stop God from doing His own will here on Earth!

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MAN NOT AN INDEPENDENT AGENT

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Now there are two more verses to be given, which were not given in Part 1.

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And the first verse is this… “O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.” Jeremiah 10:23.

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Yes, this first verse reveals that Mankind is not capable of directing their own footsteps! And even though we think that we’re so very intelligent, the fact is, the army of Heaven has been directed by God, to make sure that Mankind’s actions will be according to God’s ultimate will. 

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MAN GOES AFTER HIS HEART’S DESIRES

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GOD SAYS ‘WHEN’, ‘WHERE’, AND ‘HOW’

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“O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. Jeremiah 10:23.

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Now, does this above verse make God a sinner? After all, so many things which happen down here are sinful! So does God cause us to sin?

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No, God does not cause anyone to sin! Listen to this second featured verse for today’s devotional… “A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

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So this verse reveals that every person’s heart devises his or her own evil way! And yet, it is God who directs that person’s footsteps.

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GOD WORKS ALL TOGETHER FOR GOOD!

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 But why does God intervene at all? Why not just let Man ‘do his own thing’?

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Listen to this next passage…. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28.

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Now this passage reveals that all things work together for good to them who are “the Called of God”.

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THINGS JUST DON’T WORK THEMSELVES OUT

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But listen to this next passage… In (Christ) whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will:” Ephesians 1:11

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So this passage reveals that it is God who works all things after the counsel of His own will.

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And so, this verse answers the question which was the featured Bible passage for these two devotionals… “Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done…”. Matthew 6:9, 10

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GOD EVEN CHOOSES OUR LEADERS!

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Yes, even when Mankind goes into the voting booth, the Bible reveals… “…that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.” Daniel 4:17

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Yes, we actually think that we choose our earthly leaders. And so we go and vote. But this verse reveals that God is the One who chooses which leader will rule this nation, and every other kingdom on Earth. And God even sets the basest of men! And so it’s no wonder our leaders are so corrupt, quite often!

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KNOWING THAT GOD’S IN CONTROL!

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Now, when we think about all these Bible verses, it should be a great comfort to every true Christian! Yes, this is wonderful news to know that God, and not Mankind, is in control of the events and personal affairs of humans! And though, proud humans that we are, we like to think that we are in control! And yet, the Bible contradicts such erroneous notions! And though, this world is full of evil, nevertheless, we have this following promise from God… “Surely the wrath of man shall praise Thee (God): the remainder of wrath shalt Thou restrain.” Psalm 76:10.

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Yes, all the evil which this world has suffered throughout the history of Mankind, God has allowed, for His own glory and praise! And nothing beyond what has been necessary, God has kept in check! And one day soon, when we arise from our graves, we will finally know just what that evil in the world was really all about!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to fully grasp this concept of giving thanks in both the good as well as the bad things that happen. Help me to understand that nothing can happen to me, either good or bad, unless You, O Lord have allowed it to happen…for my ultimate good…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”?” or you can also read… “Castor and Pollux (Part 2: The Return of Christ & The Dawning of the Day)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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GRASPING FOR SCEPTER AND A CROWN…

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This page however just deals with the Woman travailing in child-birth. When she is in labor, she appears to reach out her hand southward to grasp a The Cross/Scepter, which is coming from the South, out of an ark-like box. There also is a Crown of 12 Stars (13 counting a star in the center). But the Crown (the Corona Borealis Constellation) is not yet on her head. The crown is to the south of her. So she is grasping for the Cross/Scepter. She doesn’t yet wear the crown. This reminds us of that well-known passage in Philippians which states…

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“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Phil.3:13, 14

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And also another verse of the apostle Paul… “Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:8. So this woman with child is grasping, either for that Cross/Scepter, or perhaps that crown, or both. This is such an incredible scenario in the heavens! But this is a very complex concept. Because this headless woman-with-child, which turns upside down in winter to become the “Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12”; and combine this with that Crown and that Cross/Scepter, of which she appears to be grasping for in summer, and these various aspects present a great portion of what the Bible is about.

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SKETCH WITH JOSHUA TREES…The above sketch are the Summer Constellations .as they appear when in the western half of the night sky. The box-like constellation is the The Ark of the Covenant (AKASagittarius Constellation) is in the south. To the right is both the Flower of the Field Constellation and above the flower is The Cross/Scepter Constellation. Further to the north is the Crown of Revelation Twelve (AKA Corona Borealis ) and the star, Arcturus . Farthest to the north is the Woman of Revelation 12 part one (Woman in Travail) (AKA Ursa Major). Of course, in this sketch is the desert with several Joshua Tress and some mesas, and a few other plants.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Woman of Revelation 12 (Woman in Travail)”

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