Daily Devotional, Year 3 – January 8 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 39: “What If The Nations Fail?”

By admin On February 5th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – January 8

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Come Out of Her, My People! Part 39: “What If The Nations Fail?”

To read Part 1, click here… “May 12th (Come Out of Her, My People?)”

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What in the world is going on!? Or should we say, ‘what’s going on with the world, lately!?’

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Why is the world in such chaos? Why are other religions moving into the western nations with such rapidity, and beginning to take the reins? It seems as if the western nations are beginning to crumble like an old cookie dropped to the floor!?! What’s going on here!?!

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After all, these western nations were the very nations which once, so lovingly and enthusiastically, embraced the great Christian Reformation message in centuries past! We were the apple of God’s eye!

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So why has God turned His back on us, or so it seems!?!

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GOD BRINGS DISOBEDIENT NATIONS INTO CAPTIVITY

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Well, maybe the Bible has some answers to these current-day questions.

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One very glaring similarity is apparent in the captivity of Judah and Israel, as spoken of in the Old Testament. Yes, because of the iniquity of Israel and Jerusalem, God brought Assyria and Babylon against these two portions of Israel.

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The Northern Tribes of Israel were taken captive, never to be returned to their homeland. But Jerusalem was held captive by the Babylonians for 70 years, then returned to their beloved city once again. God gave them a second chance!

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WESTERN NATIONS CRUMBLING?

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And so it now seems to be happening all over again with the western nations.

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These very nations which once so lovingly and enthusiastically embraced the great Reformation, have become licentious and idolatrous to the point that God must now deal with them as He dealt with ancient Israel!

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And our apostasy and rebellion against Heaven has become such a worldwide proverb, that it is superfluous to even detail the various abominations which are now being committed here in the western nations!

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BUILD A BUNKER?

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And so, it seems as if God is allowing another people to move in and take over our nations. After all, that’s what God oft-times does to a disobedient people-group.

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Therefore, the question of the day is: “What can we do about this take-over? Should we get out there and vote? Should we form action-committees? Should we build up an arsenal in our hidden bunker? Or what other thing can we do about all this?”

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PROVERBS: LIKE MULTI-FACETED JEWELS

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There is a proverb which somewhat deals with this question…“When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.” Proverbs 28:12

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OK, so it says here, “when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.”

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So just exactly what does this above proverb supposed to reveal to us? Does it say that when wickedness begins to rule, that it is because God has hidden Himself from the people? Or is it telling us that we must hide ourselves from the wicked?

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Well, The Proverbs of Solomon are like a many-faceted jewel. Which ever way a multi-faceted jewel turns, different facets will sparkle. And so it is with the Proverbs! They have many facets of understanding.

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“A MAN IS HIDDEN”

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But perhaps, just one way of looking at this Proverb 28:12 is that it is counselling us to hide ourselves because of the wickedness and trouble now descending upon us!

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Yes, it’s time to be hidden! It’s the hour in which we must go into hiding!

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But where can we run to? And where can we possibly hide ourselves? Are we supposed to build some underground bunker? Are we supposed to build up a great store of dried foods, and build up an arsenal of weapons and ammunition?

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Hide Thyself in thy Chambers – Inspired by Tornado-Over-Kansas by John Curry

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HIDE THYSELF, AS IF FOR A MOMENT!

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Hide Thyself in thy Chambers - Inspired by Tornado-Over-Kansas by John Curry

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Listen to the prophet, Isaiah, as God speaks through him, regarding this very hour in which we now find ourselves…“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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Yes, there is a hiding place, a shelter from the storm in which God’s faithful ones must now hide. A “safe-house” of sorts.

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Hide Thyself in thy Chambers – Inspired by Tornado-Over-Kansas by John Curry

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“SEEK RIGHTEOUESNESS…SEEK MEEKNESS!” 

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But just how do we enter into that “safe-house”, that cannot even be seen?

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Listen, as God gives us the answer… “Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought His judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.” Zephaniah 2:3

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This above verse let’s us know just how we are to be hidden: by seeking meekness and righteousness! Yes, those who are willing to let go of any and every selfish little indulgence that hinders the pursuit of Christ, just might be hidden from the terrible calamities which are soon coming upon the whole world! But we are also to seek meekness, in the very day in which the Christian world has become proud and stubborn, to a great extent!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Hide Thyself in thy Chambers – inspired by Tornado Over Kansas by Curry

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WHAT ELSE SHOULD WE BE DOING?

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Now at this point in the discussion, someone will raise their hand and ask the question… “Well, is there anything else we are to do, while we are hiding in our spiritual storm shelter?”

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Well, the answer to this question is a two-fold answer…“We are to do nothing else! But we are also to do everything else!”

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So just what do this contradicting two-fold answer supposed to mean?

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MEEKNESS & RIGHTEOUSNESS = MANY VARIOUS WORKS

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Simple! Because if we are to become meek and righteous, then that’s all that God expects from us.

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But becoming meek and righteous are two very big words! Because the Bible defines those two words in very many ways!

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In other words, being righteous translates into our commission to become royal priests! And as we are well aware, priests are to be praying and crying out for God’s Divine Providence, not only for our own self, but also for the needs, both physical and spiritual, of all others!

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And meekness also includes allowing God to lead us, even as a gentle breeze, as we do His will through our each and every brand new day! And one way the Bible tells us to be led, is to carry the Gospel to the unsaved multitudes around the world. And there faithful ministries, which broadcast the Gospel into many nations around the world.

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EVERY MAN…PURIFIES HIMSELF, EVEN AS HE IS PURE!”

John 3:3

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And so, even though we may see our beloved nation become imprisoned by false http://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.jpgreligions and false ideologies, we still have a job to do, on a daily basis. To purify our heart is our number one duty! And if we do nothing else, this one duty, the purification of our heart must be accomplished! Every other Christian duty, is just, “frosting on the cake”, as the saying goes!

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And so, being securely hidden in Christ (And He is our spiritual storm shelter), is where we need to be, regardless of whether or not these other cultures are ultimately permitted to take over our land.

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“PURIFY YOUR HEARTS YE DOUBLE-MINDED!”

James 4:8 (read entire passage)

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And so, whether we continue living in a prosperous society in which we can speak freely, or whether we are taken over by evil dictators, our mission remains the same: to purify our hearts and minds, so that our life becomes like an open letter…all about Jesus!

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PICTURE: “Thy Word have I hid in my heart” Psalm 119:11

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TO READ PART 40, GO HERE…February 25 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 40: “Christmas With, ‘Another jesus’: Babylonian Holidays”) 

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TODAY’S PRAYER 

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“Dear Lord, Help me to understand just where we are in time. Help me to be hidden under the shadow of Thy wings…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Today’s Devotional – August 22nd (Sodom Rising! Part 1) or you can also read this shorter article… March 28th (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 1)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“HOLY-GHOST-RIDER CONSTELLATION”

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“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches;” Rev. 2:7, 11, 17, 29, 3:6, 13, 22

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As you can easily see, this horse has some very big ears. Of course, this presents a very big concept.

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Holy Ghost Rider (above western horizon)

Holy Ghost Rider (above western horizon)

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And since this Rider represents the Holy Spirit, it is obvious that He is leaning close, as if to whisper His words in the horses ears. And so what is He (The Spirit) whispering in this horses ears? Well, primarily the messages to the 7 churches, found in Revelation Ch.’s, 2 & 3.

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But not everyone has ears to hear. Listen to Ezekiel… “Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.” Ezek. 12:2. Yes, the rebellion amongst God’s professing people was great, and they had all but closed their ears from hearing truth.

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Well it’s the very same problem in the New Testament. Listen to Jesus… “If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.” Mark 7:16.

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So this Rider whispering into this Horse’s ears is a heavenly picture of this concept… “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches;” Rev. 2:7, 11, 17, 29, 3:6, 13, 22.

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Now the great lesson to be learned, is that there are certain truths, which those who are rebellious in God’s house, will not be able to hear. And these messages to the 7 churches are those very types of messages, that many “Christians” just do not like to hear.

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And so, what is the bottom line. Well, it would be a very good idea, for each and every one of us to humble ourselves before God, and plead with Him to give us spiritual ears to hear these deeper truths which God is trying to tell us.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation

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TOMORROW…

January 9 (Noble Bereans, Part 11: Re-thinking Harold Camping Regarding His Ministry)

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