February 1, Year 4: (The Devil Made Me Do It!: “The Hour Of The Hypocrite!”)

By admin On March 20th, 2021

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Daily Devotional, Year 4: February 1

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The Devil Made Me Do It!: “The Hour Of The Hypocrite!”

To read part 1, click here…Today’s Devotional – October 13th (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 1)

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“Ye are of your father the devil,

and the lusts of your father ye will do.

He was a murderer from the beginning,

and abode not in the truth,

because there is no truth in him.

When he speaketh a lie,

he speaketh of his own:

for he is a liar,

and the father of it. 

John 8:44

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Back in the 1970’s, a certain saying was popularized…“The Devil made me do it! The Devil made me do it!”

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And this was merely mocking Christians, who were seemingly obsessed with pointing the finger at the Devil.

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Then they could all laugh and mock the notion that Satan is a very active and powerful force controlling the peoples of this world, by jokingly saying…“The Devil made me do it!”

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Flip Wilson – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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SATAN, “THE GOD OF THIS WORLD”

2nd Corinthians 4:4

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But the horrifying fact is, the Devil does indeed cause the vast percentage of the world’s inhabitants to do a great amount of things!

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After all, the above signature verse reveals a truth that practically nobody realizes or accepts! It is perhaps the most egregious truth in all of the Bible!

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And this above verse from Ephesians reveals that Satan is indeed… “the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:”

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And let’s face it! To admit that the entire world’s inhabitants are filled with this evil spirit is more than anybody is willing to accept, much less admit!

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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PANDEMIC CRAZINESS!http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NOMG01ThankGodForSatan.jpg

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Perhaps, the greatest proof that an actual, literal Devil (Satan) exists, is the pandemic insanity which is currently causing the craziest world-wide movements.

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From the abject lies, hypocrisy and deceit coming from our politicians, to the cover-ups and deceit regarding the pandemic economic shutdowns, to the cancel-culture in which everything, from basic human biology, to even our very language is being canceled, lied about, and manipulated, all in attempt to destroy the very foundations of the western nations. These are just a few of the countless crazy occurrences now happening!

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It seems to many people, that the world is going crazy!

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And just look at all the hypocrisy and dishonesty in this nation and around the world! We’ve never seen such a display of hypocrisy, lying and deception as we are now witnessing!

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March – Protest – Thank God For Satan – cropped photo – Wikimedia – GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or later version

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But the question to be answered in today’s devotional is, “Why is there so much lying and hypocrisy going on in this nation?”

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TRAIL OF DESTRUCTIONhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paradise_Lost_3.jpg

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No, we cannot normally see Satan nor his evil angels. But we can indeed see the trail of destruction that follows in their wake.

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And the current waves of evil which are now overtaking the world are clear evidence that a literal personality known as Lucifer, or Satan, or the Devil, is truly responsible for the tidal waves of evil now sweeping across the nations.

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Gustave Dore – Paradise Lost illustration – Lucifer becomes Satan – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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LUCIFER, “THE GOD OF THIS WORLD!”

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The point is, much of this current pandemic societal metamorphosis is so insane, that only such madness could happen by the finger of “the god of this world”, the Devil! (see 2nd Corinthians 4:4).

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In other words, mere humans could never collectively cause such a grand-scale transformation of morality and ideology by their own power!

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No, this has to be the efforts of that unseen Antichrist spirit who “now worketh in (the hearts) of the “children of disobedience”! (Ephesians 2:2 Parenthetical comment by website Editor)

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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MADNESS IN OUR HEARTS

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Oh yes, the Bible reveals concerning the human race…“also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.” Ecclesiastes 9:3

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As this above verse reveals, madness exists in the hearts of humanity.

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Burning Man – 2013 -Chapel – cropped and altered photo – Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

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THE SPIRIT OF MADNESS

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And yet, we must realize that it is only because the spirit of Antichrist is now working in the children of men, as is written…“Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:” Ephesians 2:2

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Yes, it is that satanic Antichrist spirit who now works in the hearts of mankind on an individual basis. And where the spirit of Satan is, there exists madness.

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And this same madness is what causes these current-day paradigm shifts which seemingly make no earthly sense!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Battle for the heart – www.signsofheaven.org

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A NEW LEVEL OF INSANITY!

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Well, this is merely one example of how “the god of this world” is causing such unthinkable paradigm shifts, that would have been laughed off as “impossible”, just a few short years ago!

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Well, no one is laughing now!

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ABOVE PICTURE: The Pied Piper of Television – www.signsofheaven.org – commercial use by permission only

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GOOD NEWS: “A PACE OF REFUGE!”

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But is there any Good News to be gleaned in this seemingly hopeless world?

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Is there any way of escape from this pandemic madness which is now sweeping through our land like a giant tsunami?

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Yes, there is a, “place of refuge, and…a covert from (this approaching) storm!” Isaiah 4:6

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

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“HIDE…FOR A LITTLE MOMENT”

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As a matter of fact, the Bible counsels us to…“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…” Isaiah 26:20, 21

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Here is revealed a hiding place from the approaching storm.

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

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GOD IS OUR CHAMBERS!

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However, many will say…“But where are these chambers? Because I don’t have any chambers, do I?”

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Well, the chambers spoken of here are also spoken in Psalms 27:5, 6 and also in Psalms 32:7…“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…Thou art my hiding place; Thou shalt preserve me from trouble; Thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.” Selah.

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Here we have some wonderful promises, for all those who are willing to forsake this present world, and live the rest of our life in grateful, loving service to Christ!

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Johann Heinrich Füssli – Woman Sitting, Curled up Google Art Project – US public domain

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And just what does that service consist of?

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Question Marks – At a loss – svg – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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“PURIFY YOUR HEARTS, YE DOUBLE-MINDED!”

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Listen to 1st John 2:28 & 3:3…“And now, little children, abide in Him; that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming…And every man that hath this hope in Him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.”

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Here is the secret hiding place where we may abide in the coming tempest.

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The purification of our heart!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“THOU ART MY HIDING PLACE; THOU SHALL PRESERVE ME FROM TROUBLE…WITH SONGS OF DELIVERANCE”

Psalm 32:7

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To cooperate with God’s chastening process, that we may become transformed into His likeness!

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To hide His great and precious promises in our heart.

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To faithfully endure the purifying trials which God lovingly allows to come into our lives.

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To contemplate His Word and engage in unceasing prayers, throughout our day.

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To shun every ungodly influence and time-wasting pursuit which Satan uses to corrupt us and divert us.

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To allow our light of purity and warm, agape love to shine brightly before the onlooking world!

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These are the duties which all those seeking to hide themselves in God’s secret pavilion, will perform each day.

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However pressing his duties STM2-c James Lee Frazer always finds time to read a few chapters from his Bible each day. I – NARA – 520675 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be wise as a serpent regarding this very deceptive world. Let me not be ignorant of Satan’s devices, nor of his power over this world…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… November 23 (The Two Spirits In The World) or you can also read this shorter article…March 13th (Planet Earth: Devil’s Island!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

 

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REVELATION 12 DRAGON CONSTELLATION

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LOCATION…

Wikipedia star-charts winter constellation in West

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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-tip is Pleiades and the lower shaft of his tail is partly of Aries and Pisces. Then with aid of a dark and 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 made of a few stars: the front legs partially of stars from Taurus . The back legs and rear fin are made of 6 stars from the Cetus Constellation.

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BODY HARD TO SEE

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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 .

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FIRST APPEARS IN MID-SUMMER

Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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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 Revelation 12 Woman in Travail (not pictured in this chart).

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The Wave of Water is primarily composed of the Constellation Auriga. There are two dimmer stars (#’s 1 & 2) which are closest to the Dragon’s mouth. These two dimmer stars are also part of this Wave of Water, but are not part of the Auriga Constellation.

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THE ZODIAC 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 Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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TOMORROW…

February 2 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 9: “How To Stop the Growing Lawlessness in the Land”)

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