Daily Devotional, Year 3: October 30   . . . . Noble Bereans, . Part 26 “The Message of the Third Angel of Revelation 14”

By admin On May 23rd, 2024

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Daily Devotional, Year 3: October 30  

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Noble Bereans,

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Part 26

“The Message of the Third Angel of Revelation 14”

To read part 1, click here…“September 2nd (Noble Bereans?)”

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So, in this little series, the subject of those noble Bereans has been introduced. And today, it is still worthy of a little more exploration into another area of concern.

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Let’s look at the key Bible passage… “And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming there, went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:10, 11

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AN OPEN-MINDED SPIRIT IN BEREA

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OK, so those in Berea were more noble, because they: 

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1. “Received the Word with all readiness of mind.” 

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2. “And searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”

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And so, the Bereans were ready to receive new teachings, which no doubt, conflicted with the supposed, “orthodox” teachings of that day.

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Thus there was an open-mindedness which permeated their hearts, and a willingness to continue searching the Scriptures daily, in hopes that these seemingly new teachings were indeed true!

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“And the third angel followed them,

saying with a loud voice,

‘If any man worship the beast and his image,

and receive his mark in his forehead,

or in his hand,

The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God,

which is poured out without mixture

into the cup of his indignation;

and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone

in the presence of the holy angels,

and in the presence of the Lamb:

And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever:

and they have no rest day nor night,

who worship the beast and his image,

and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”

Revelation 14:9-11

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THIRD ANGEL’S MESSAGE

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In the last three devotionals, the subject of the messages of the three angels of Revelation 14 has https://www.pri.org/stories/2011-08-10/revelations-book-revelationbeen explored. And it was discovered that these messages were not given back-to-back, but rather over the process of prophetic time in these last decades. Remember, the Book of Revelation was given for God’s people at any time during the New Testament era. Persecution of the Church began even back in the very first century, A.D..

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And even though the 1st angel’s message seemed to be proclaimed as out of time (in the 1800’s), nevertheless, the apostasy within the Church continued to grow from that time forward, until the appointed time when God was ready to call His people out of spiritual Babylon.

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2ND ANGEL’S MESSAGE

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Then, in the fullness of time, came the 2nd angel’s message, pronouncing this apostasy. And combined with the message of “another angel” of Revelation 18, this message included the call to, “Come out of her (Babylon), My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.” Revelation 18: 4, 5

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Yes, the apostasy got so bad, that God’s Spirit was finally taken out of the midst of the church-world, giving way to the abomination of desolation (Satan) moving in as the counterfeit of the Holy Spirit to fill the void with his “itching ears” gospels to replace the pure truth of the Word.

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THE PROSPERITY-DRIVEN CHURCHES

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Once this apostasy began to mature, the formerly faithful, holy, and reverent church services began to bring in prosperity-driven gospels, howbeit some in a more conservative form than others. But whether tagged as a “name-it-and-claim-it” gospel, or as “The Entrepreneurial Spirit”. 

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Audience_hands_etropolis2014.jpg(Oh yes, these prosperity ideologies may be fine for the people of the world to pursue, but the Christian’s great focus and chief desire is now to be Heavenward, seeking to be transformed into the image of Christ.)

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And along with this abominable prosperity-driven gospel, came the spirit of world-loving sensuality in the form of very sensual “praise music”, sensual dress codes, sports, parties, clubs, games, “foolish talk and jesting”, comedians, dancing, drinking, politics, and a host of similar worldly inducements.

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Thus the church-world, whether liberal or conservative, became appealing for the unsaved multitudes in the world to join up with. No longer was “the offense of the Cross” standing in the way of the world. 

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SIGNS IN THE SUN, MOON, AND STARS

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Thus came the time when God would give the long-awaited 3rd angel’s message. And each message, the 1st and 2nd angel’s message were presented in a different manner from one-another, and the 3rd message being no exception! (Oh yes, both of the 1st and 2nd angel’s messages given earlier also contained some of the 3rd angels message in part, but not as fully as now is being given.)

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Yes, each message came in distinctly different manners. And the message of the 3rd angel miraculously came in the form of heavenly signs… ”And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;”  This was a promise by God, given in Luke 21:25, that in the last days, there would be signs in the Sun, Moon, and stars. But it was not yet revealed that Luke’s afore-promised signs would be attached to the 3rd angel’s message.

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THREE ANGELS’ MESSAGE INSCRIBED IN THE SUN, MOON, AND STARS

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And these signs in the stars presented an orderly message in three distinct groups, the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpgspring/summer constellations, the fall constellations, and finally the winter constellations. Thus the message of the three angels was no longer confined to human instrumentalities. Now, the heavens themselves proclaimed the glory of God in these messages of the three angels. And the earth was now lightened with the glory of God by means of the Sun, Moon and stars now becoming heavenly prophets, one message following another in a succinct and orderly manner.

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The Spring/Summer constellations proclaiming the everlasting Gospel of the 1st angel, as the great Star, Arcturus, appears to be leading a procession of constellations through the night skies in a northwesterly direction.

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Then comes the Fall Constellations, proclaiming the 2nd angel’s message, and showing us the choice between which mountain we might climb, as we stand in the Valley of Decision.

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Then comes the fearful Winter Constellations, showing us the great battle before us. This is the message of the 3rd angel which the winter constellations reveal. Not only do they proclaim the battle which we must fight if we are to be overcomers, but they also reveal the rewards which await each portion of the Church-world: the apostate portion and the faithful portion.

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“The Heavens Declare The Glory of God…”

Psalm 19:1

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But in addition to those starry messengers, the earth is greatly lightened with the God’s glory by reason of the two great lights, the Sun and the Moon, even as is written… “The heavens declare the glory of God.” Psalm 19:1

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Yes, while the Sun represents Christ in Scripture, the Moon represents God’s people: Christ and His Church. Christ who enlightens, warms, and gladdens the world each new morning of our lives, while the Church lightens this dark world with the Gospel of Salvation proclaimed through the dark night of woe which has covered the earth for many long centuries now. 

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And all these heavenly messengers work together to present the messages of the three angels of Revelation 14 in all its fullness!

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CALLING ALL NOBLE BEREANS

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And each and every man, woman, and child is now invited to come and behold this heavenly message, inscribed in the heavens since the very days of creation! And each and every truth-seeking “Noble Berean” has been given enough time to make up his or her mind which direction to go in the coming time before us.

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And when each and every last soul has decided which camp they will join themselves to, then will come the end, culminating with the glorious return of Christ to call His sleeping saints, as well as those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord!

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TO READ PART 27, CLICK HERE…

October 31 (Noble Bereans, Part 27: “A Testing Time For The Church”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

“Dear Lord, Help me to be an open-minded seeker of truth, even if it means giving up a very highly regarded Church opinion! Let me be willing to investigate any seemingly new teaching if it appears to have some biblical validity…

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READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… ” FEBRUARY 10 (The Deserted Island Theologian!)”or you can also read….JUNE 13 (Why The World Didn’t End on May 21, 2011) 

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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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FINALLY WALKING UPWARD INTO THE HIGHWAYS OF ETERNITY

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Day by day, you will find yourself walking, like the Disciples, spreading the precious Gospel seed wherever the Spirit leads.

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Taking the lovely name of Jesus, with every word spoken. Walking through this sin-darkened world, witnessing to those who take notice that of a truth, Jesus is present within you. Even like faithful Enoch, walking through the highways and byways of life in this world, spreading the Gospel-seed of unpretentious love.

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Day by day, you will become more and more closed in with God. Moment by moment, your heart will become intertwined with God’s heart, eventually two hearts beating as one heart.

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And just like Enoch, when the appointed time of sojourning on earth is finally done…you will walk onward…and upward…and into the highways and byways of eternity. (“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” Genesis 5:24).

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READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Castor and Pollux & The Mystery Ship of Scripture”

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TOMORROW…

October 31 (Noble Bereans, Part 27: “A Testing Time For The Church”)

 

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO JEREMIAH STUDY

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. 

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THIS IS STUDY #301 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING…

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October 18 (Noble Bereans, Part 26 – “The Message of the Third Angel of Revelation 14”)

By admin On May 23rd, 2024

October 18 (Noble Bereans, Part 26 – “The Message of the Third Angel of Revelation 14”)

Daily Devotional, Year 4, December 5 (Atheism Exposed, Nature’s Witnesses, Part 16: Eternal Torment: The Father of Atheism)

By admin On May 20th, 2024

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – December 5

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Atheism Exposed, Nature’s Witnesses,

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Part 16:

“Eternal Torment: The Father of Atheism”

To read Part 1 of this series, click here…January 25th (Nature’s Witnesses, Part 1)

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“Seek the LORD and His strength,

seek His face continually.

Remember His marvellous works

that He hath done, His wonders…”

Job 16:11, 12

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TO READ PART 17, CLICK HERE…October 14 (Atheism Exposed: Nature’s Witnesses, Part 17: “Atheism Vs. God’s Two-Edged Sword”)

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pray_for_Our_Nation_sign_IMG_3291.JPGTODAY’S PRAYER

Dear Lord, Please open my eyes to see the joy and the beauty of God’s creations. Open my ears to hear the heavenly message which these spiritual metaphors try to teach us…

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READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read…February 18 (Nature’s Witnesses, part 7: ‘The Beauty of Nature’”), or you can also read, “January 7th (The Chrysalis Christian!)

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Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!.

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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HEAVENLY OBJECT LESSON

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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.” Matthew 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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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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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman”

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“November 19th (Damsels & Dragons & Happily Ever-After)”

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO JEREMIAH STUDY

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. 

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THIS IS STUDY #320 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING…

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – December 4 (Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan! Part 9: “Public Schools”)

By admin On May 18th, 2024

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – December 4

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Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan!

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Part 9:

“Public Schools”

To read Part 1, click here… FEBRUARY 3 (Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan!)

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As the western nations began to transform from an agrarian economy to the industrial age, public schools began to make a whole lot of sense! They made a wonderful babysitter for parents who needed to go to their jobs each day. And of course, parents turned over much of their children’s upbringing to the governments.

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Of course, this was part of the master-plane by “the god of this world”, Lucifer, now given the office of “the Devil and Satan”.

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Now Lucifer could slowly transform the public schools into his very own indoctrination centers

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And Satan now enlisted a myriad of secularists and atheists to begin to purge out any trace of Christianity in the succeeding generations of school-age children.

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And parents could now be freed up to pursue their jobs and careers. Even mothers were now free to do whatever they wanted to do each weekday.

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Everyone was now happy with this arrangement. Everyone was happy, that is, except God!

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Yes, God was very unhappy, because He knew exactly what Satan was doing behind the scenes. Millions of unseen evil angels were now working stealthfully through this massive secular institution called public schooling, to turn out God-hating, atheistic antichrists.

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Now, while there were many dedicated teachers and administrators in the public-school systems, nevertheless, because they chose to live free from Heaven’s authority, made them useful pawns for “the god of this world” to use in this, his massive world-indoctrination camp.

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY”

Proverbs 25:25

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Well, the very Good News is, that God has allowed us time to “Come out of her (Babylon), My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

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Yes, this Babylonish world-system is ripe for God’s final judgment.

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And anyone and everyone, from parents, children, and teachers, grandparents, singles, inmates, government leaders, etc., are invited to join in the end-time exodus out of this tragic world. Yes, there is awaiting us an everlasting world: a new world, in which we will be forever happy and forever young!

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NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN OUR CHILDREN’S SALVATION!

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Oh yes, the road ahead may be rocky and rough.

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But just remember what Jesus endured to save our soul!

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There is no sacrifice too great if it means salvation for our children!

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May the Lord bless us in this endeavor!

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TODAY’S PRAYER

Dear Lord, Help me to raise my children the best way possible…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“September 27 (TIME TO GET OUT OF DODGE! Part 2: “Time To Get Out Of Our Schools!”)”, or you can also read…“October 10 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 53: “The Nation’s Finest School!”)”

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman…

And there appeared another wonder in heaven;

and behold a great red dragon,

having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads…

And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman,

that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.”

Revelation 12:1, 3, 15 

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction

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September 17 (The City of Morality, Part 7: “The Sadducees of Prosperity”)

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO JEREMIAH STUDY

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ALL‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. 

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THIS IS STUDY #257 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING…

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – December 3 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 39: “Satan & Societal Tsunamis”)

By admin On May 12th, 2024

Isa_59:19  So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

Psa 2:1  Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
Psa 2:2  The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
Psa 2:3  Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – December 2

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The Devil Made Me Do It!

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Part 39:

“Satan & Societal Tsunamis”

To read the first part of this topic, go here…October 13th (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 1)

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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!”https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flip_Wilson_-_1970.jpg

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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 silly and absurd notion” that Satan is a very active and powerful force controlling the peoples of this world, by mockingly saying…“The Devil made me do it!”

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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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGworld’s inhabitants to do a great number of things!

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After all, Ephesians, Chapter 2 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 verse is, “…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! The idea that the entire world’s inhabitants are filled with this antichrist spirit is more than anybody is willing to accept, much less even admit! (See 1st John 4:1-6)

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Have you been watching the news lately?! A lot of very angry protesters! And in so many places at the same time!

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Have you ever wondered why these events seem so well-orchestrated? Doesn’t it seem odd how so many people could get so worked up over the same thing?

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Oh yes, people might just assume that some Dr. Evil might be spending billions to orchestrate such movements. Or maybe this high-tech world is the culprit. Yes, many social/political commentators are now blaming the social media for creating a “mob-mentality”, especially among younger, more naive people. And many are blaming the public schools and universities for grooming young people into evil ideologies.

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And of course, most of these protestors actually do have legitimate complaints about this or that. Or at least, they think they have legitimate complaints.

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Well, all these factors are, no doubt, greatly contributing to societal tsunamis which sweep through the world, one-after-another!

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And not only protests! Just think about the pop music world, and how young teens all over the world simply go crazy over some new pop-singer-idol! Screaming and fainting young fans around the world in adoration over some young pimple-faced rock-singers.

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Or maybe some new craze, like surfing, or skateboarding, or dancing, or fashion, or vehicle, or new ideology…

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Yes, yes, yes, this instant communication world is greatly the reason for all these societal-tsunamis which sweep over the world. And yes, there are a few Dr. Evils out there, giving their billions to incite mob-violence.

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But there is a Dr. Evil who is the true orchestrator of all societal tsunamis. He is the unseen spirit of evil whom the Bible refers to as “the god of this world”. 2nd Corinthians 4:4

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Help me to not be fooled by this very deceptive world…

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7 HEADS, 10 HORNS, & 7 CROWNS OF THE DRAGON

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“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” Revelation 12:3 

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In Revelation, the Dragon of Revelation 12 is described as having seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. However, the Dragon Constellation up in the night sky does not.

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The main body of the wave has seven stars (#‘s, 1 thru 7). And the tip of the crest of the wave has the other three stars (#’s, 8, 9 & 10). So we have this 7 and 10 numbering. And this gives us a great clue, as to where in the Bible we should look, to find out the riddle as to just what or who do these 7 heads, 10 crowns, and 7 horns represent. Because, the Bible speaks very much about floods and waters as being associated with Satan (the Dragon).

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THIS IS STUDY #349 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING…

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do not forsake me o my savior

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Do not forsake me, oh my SaviorRenew Your mercy this new morningDo not forsake me, oh my SaviorStay, by my side…
For this world’s god’s a hurtful KillerIf I’m Your son I must be braveCause I must face the one who hates meWithout Your power, every hour I’d lie a coward in my grave
Oh, to be torn ‘twixt love and dutyS’posin’ I lose my fair-eyed beautyLook at that big hand move alongNearin’ high noon
Where he made a vow while in state’s prisonThat it would be my life or hisI’m not afraid of death, but ohWhat will I do if you leave me?
Do not forsake me, oh my SaviorYou promised me You’ll never leave So, don’t forsake me, oh my SaviorAnd through Your power, Your grace and power, I will slay that Dragon dead
Wait alongWait alongWait alongWait along

Daily Devotional, Year 4 – December 2 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 38: “Antisemitism: Revealing Satan’s Existence!”)

By admin On April 28th, 2024

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – December 2

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The Devil Made Me Do It!

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Part 38:

“Antisemitism: Revealing Satan’s Existence!”

To read the first part of this topic, go here…October 13th (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 1)

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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!”https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flip_Wilson_-_1970.jpg

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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 silly and absurd notion” that Satan is a very active and powerful force controlling the peoples of this world, by mockingly saying…“The Devil made me do it!”

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SATAN, “THE GOD OF THIS WORLD”

2nd Corinthians 4:4

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After all, Ephesians, Chapter 2 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 verse is, “…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! The idea that the entire world’s inhabitants are filled with this antichrist spirit is more than anybody is willing to accept, much less even admit! (See 1st John 4:1-6)

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bubbler.jpgMany years ago, two young boys were walking by some religious schoolground. The first boy said to the other, “Let’s get a drink from this water-fountain.”

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Out of the clear blue, the other young boy disdainfully retorted, “Naw, that’s ‘Jew-water’!” The first boy didn’t answer back, but looked dumbfounded at such a comment (probably mostly because he was a student at that same religious school).

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But the fact is, the second young boy had absolutely no idea what he was saying!

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After all, it wasn’t even a Jewish school, but actually was operated by some Christian denomination.

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Years later, the other boy, now fully grown, thought back and wondered, “Why in the world did I make such an outrageously harsh and stupid denunciation, especially since I had not the slightest clue what a Jew actually was at such a young age?!”

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“We are become a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.”

Psalm 79:4

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The Bible reveals that Satan has been attacking Israel and the Jewish people almost since the days of Abraham. Certainly, Abraham’s son, Isaac, had a number of his wells stolen by Philistines and others. (See Genesis 26)

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The Old Testament is literally saturated with true accounts of Israel’s conflicts with Philistines and others.

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“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against…spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Ephesians 6:11, 12

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But the Bible reveals that it is not merely mortal people who are the only ones persecuting God’s people.

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Listen to God’s Word…

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianandapollyon.jpg“Put on the whole armour of God,

that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,

but against principalities, against powers,

against the rulers of the darkness of this world,

against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Ephesians 6:11, 12

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Here we see that our true enemy is that invisible spirit of evil, who works through the human race to create all the sins and troubles which this world is literally dripping with!

Christian and Apollyon – Pilgrim’s Progress – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you”

1st John 3:13

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It’s truly amazing to see how quickly the hatred for the Jewish people has intensified and spread its venomous tentacles in every direction!

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But should we be surprised to see all the hatred which exists today against Jews? Oh yes, such hatred is only to be expected by those who live in today’s “Philistine” (This name is now corrupted to “Palestine”).

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Nevertheless, it’s amazing to see the same hatred for Jews by a great multitude from practically all nations! It is the same hatred which Adolph Hitler and the Nazis had for the Jewish people!

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THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

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Just go on the Internet and be horrified at all the vitriolic disdain cast down upon the Jewish race! Or read about the violent attacks on Jews in many western nations! And it is very probable that many hate-filled young adults, until recently, could not even be able to locate Israel on a map! And yet, they somehow have an innate hatred for Jewish people!

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John 15:18 

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But don’t believe for a minute that such unexplainable pandemic hatred will only exist for Jews!

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No, but rather, Satan will increasingly turn his guns on the Christian community, as well: on those who are the “called, and chosen, and faithful.” Revelation 17:14

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If There’s a Devil, Then There Must Be a God!

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Here’s the point to this article and an epilogue to its beginning little story about the young boy who didn’t want to drink supposed “Jew Water”.

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You see, this boy grew up being thoroughly indoctrinated by society and years of public schooling into the ideology of atheism. 

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However, one night this confused little boy (now grown, about 30 years old) had an encounter with demonic spirits-beings. And instantly he realized, to his utter shock and amazement, that there actually is an unseen spiritual realm. And by simple logic, he concluded that if Satan exists, then there obviously must be God! And if God and Satan exist, then the Bible must likewise be true!

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And this is the main truth which today’s article presents: this world’s innate hatred for Jews cannot merely be coincidental, and should convince us that we are living in the midst of a cosmic conflict between the unseen forces of good and evil!

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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The Good News is, that God is now calling all people to return to Him, crying out for a new heart, which will put a fervent brotherly love and compassion, not only for the Jewish people, but for each and every lost soul!

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And, for those who are suffering persecution from the loyal citizenry of this antichrist world-system, God is allowing these troubles in the hope that we might pray to our Savior, “that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men…”, and further cry out, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”

2nd Thessalonians 3:2 & Luke 23:34 

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December 2 (Cuttlefish & The False Prophet, Part 13: “And He Spake As A Dragon! ” Spewing Hateful, Racial Madness!)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Help me to not be fooled by this very deceptive world…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…October 12 (And He Spake as a Dragon! Part 3: “Satan’s Persecution of Jews”), or you can also read…December 1 (And the Nations Were Angry! Part 14 “Satan, the God of Hate!”)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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7 HEADS, 10 HORNS, & 7 CROWNS OF THE DRAGON

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“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” Revelation 12:3 

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Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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But God has faithfully created the wave of water, in such a way, as to illustrate this same concept of the seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. Because this wave of water is basically composed of ten stars.

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The main body of the wave has seven stars (#‘s, 1 thru 7). And the tip of the crest of the wave has the other three stars (#’s, 8, 9 & 10). So we have this 7 and 10 numbering. And this gives us a great clue, as to where in the Bible we should look, to find out the riddle as to just what or who do these 7 heads, 10 crowns, and 7 horns represent. Because, the Bible speaks very much about floods and waters as being associated with Satan (the Dragon).

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO JEREMIAH STUDY

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. 

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THIS IS STUDY #349 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING…

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Today’s Devotional, Year 4, December 1 (And the Nations Were Angry! Part 14 “Satan: Ye Shall Know Him by His Hate!”)

By admin On April 24th, 2024

 

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Today’s Devotional, Year 4, December 1

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And The Nations Were Angry!

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Part 14

“Satan: Ye Shall Know Him by His Hate!”

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“And the nations were angry, and Thy wrath is come,

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and to the saints, and them that fear Thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
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And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in His temple the Ark of his testament”

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Revelation 11:18, 19 

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The Book of Job (pronounced with a long “O”) was an inside look at how “the god of this world”, Lucifer, now titled “Satan”, created circumstances designed to cause Job to angrily lash out at God.

(2nd Corinthians 4:4 for “god of this world” reference)

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First, Satan caused Job to lose all of his vast wealth. He then killed all ten of Job’s children who were together, celebrating a sibling’s birthday.

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Then, if all that wasn’t horrific enough, Satan covered Job’s body with puss-filled boils.

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And if that wasn’t enough, Job’s three friends came and began to accuse and criticize Job, saying he deserved all his troubles!

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“Now all these things happened (to God’s Old Testament People) for examples: and they are written for our admonition…”

1st Corinthians 10:11

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As this above verse from 1st Corinthians reveals, all those Old Testament stories were orchestrated by God to be examples of the evils which everyday people also must encounter in this world of sin (hopefully and prayerfully, not as severe as what Job endured!).

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“In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.”

Job 1:22  

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And just as Satan attempted to provoke Job to angrily shake his fist at God as being the cause of all his troubles, so too, Satan will likewise attempt to provoke all humans, especially Believers to become angry at God.

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Quite often, secularists will point out all the bad things in the world as an example of why there cannot be a loving God.

“And if there is a God,” they often say, “He must be a horrible monster-tyrant!”

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“And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come” Revelation 11:18

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Just witness all the ways in which Satan is now stirring up the anger in the world!

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National leaders allowing their borders to be flooded with foreigners, many of which are committing crimes and hating the very nations which have welcomed them in.

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The Internet has become a hotbed of hateful rhetoric, stirring up multitudes, especially young people to angry and even violence!

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Politicians saying provocative things, causing a civil war between opposing political parties!

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School-children being groomed by many teachers/administrators to embrace gender confusion and sexual perversion.

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SATAN’S FOOTPRINTS & FINGERPRINTS PROVE HIS EXISTENCE!

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As we behold all the evil, tragedy, sorrow, and suffering in the world, it should wake us up that there is, indeed, a literal personage called Lucifer, the Devil, and Satan!

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And just look at how well orchestrated much of the evil is! All of a sudden, some new evil arises, all over the world! This too, is evidence that such phenomena are being orchestrated by unseen evil agencies.

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OPPORTUNITY FOR MATURITY & GROWTH

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While the humans are obviously perplexed by all the wickedness in this fallen world, Christians are encouraged by God to take advantage of the situation. In other words, as each Christian encounters various acts of evil during each day, they may use each and every adverse incident to their own advantage and Christian growth.

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“whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.”

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For example, when a rude cashier insults us, we can react in with Christlike silence, patience, and forgiveness, remembering Jesus’ words…“But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.”  Matthew 5:39

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Or as we encounter some drug-addicted street-person causing a public spectacle, we can, instead of condemning them, sympathize with their unfortunate life of poor choices, caused by the “Enemy of Souls” who has beaten them down at every turn throughout their life!

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Or when we read of some unjust word, deed, or lawlessness committed by political leaders, we can cry out to God, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do!” Luke 23:34

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“And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience…But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”

Romans 5:3 & James 1:4

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In conclusion, God has allowed evil to continue for a number of reasons. Not only is God showing mankind that selfishness only leads to unhappiness, suffering, and death, but He also uses mankind’s evil to teach us patience, forgiveness, sympathy, and understanding for all lost souls. And even our own sins teach us that we are no better than others, and desperately in need of God’s grace and mercy!

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“THIS WORLD IS NOT MY HOME, I’M JUST A-PASSIN’ THROUGH!”

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It might do well for us to learn this above song, “The World is not My Home, I’m Just A-passin’ Through”, and sing a few lyrics everytime I’m tempted to get angry over some injustice in this world.

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“Dear Lord, Help me to look up and lift up my head to remember that this world is not my home, and that it is actually Satan realm…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Dragon, The Beast & His Image & His Mark” or you can also read… “Mark of the Beast & Seal of God”, or you can also read… “Floodwaters of the False Prophet: ‘Atheism & Psychology'”

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THE DRAGON of REVELATION 12 CONSTELLATION . The 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 the very same constellation that comprises the head of Taurus the Bull. In other words, Hyades is also known as the head of Taurus the Bull. And Hyades is the mouth of this Dragon.

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The tip of the Dragon’s tail is composed of that star-cluster known as The Pleiades. The Pleiades is actually in the shape of a lion’s furry tassel tip of his tail. The sketch below shows this Pleiades as the tail tip.

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Now with aid of a dark starry night, you may begin to connect this mouth and the tail with a very long body in an oval shape. The front and back legs are very well-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. 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). 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 are also part of this Wave of Water.

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction

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December 2 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 38: “Antisemitism: Satan’s Hatred Exposed!”)

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO JEREMIAH STUDY

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. 

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THIS IS STUDY #295 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING…

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – November 30 (O Taste and See That The Lord Is Good! Part 6: “The Joy of Nature”)

By admin On April 17th, 2024

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – November 30

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O Taste and See That The Lord Is Good!

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Part 6:

“The Joy of Nature”

To read Part 1, click here….February 28 (O Taste and See That The Lord Is Good! Part 1: “The Wedding At Cana”)

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“O taste and see that the LORD is good…

He left not Himself without witness,

in that He did good,

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filling our hearts with food and gladness.”

Psalm 34:8 & Acts 14:17

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Nature has its own witnesses, who stand up and speak very eloquently on the Creator’s behalf!

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“AND GOD SAW EVERY THING THAT HE MADE, AND BEHOLD, IT WAS VERY GOOD!”

Genesis 1:31

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Just look at the beauty of nature!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpg

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Behold nature’s awesome grandeur!

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And seek after its wisdom! Its poetry! Its law & order! Its love!

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Look up, and behold the signs written in the sun, moon and stars! (see Luke 21:25)

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These are the faithful witnesses found in all of nature, which proclaim the praises of their Divine Maker!

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“MY HEART SHALL REJOICE, EVEN MINE!”

Proverbs 23:15

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But today’s devotional has discovered one more faithful witness found in nature!

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And just what could that witness be?

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Joy!

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Yes, nature is filled with joy!

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Nature is literally teeming with happiness and innocent pleasures!

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“O LORD, HOW MANIFOLD ARE THY WORKS!”

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Feel the joy every morning when the warm sun arises in the east!

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Listen to the happy song-birds as they rejoice in the brand new day!

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Behold the joy when a baby giggles with its parents!

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Or when friends and family enjoy a meal together!

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“THEIR YOUNG ONES SHALL LIE DOWN TOGETHER…”

Isaiah 11:7

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Or take notice of the beasts of the earth as they tenderly care for their young ones!

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Or when the young ones play together!

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Or when they lie down together to sleep!

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Or when they awaken refreshed to begin a brand new day!

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“FILLING OUR HEARTS WITH…GLADNESS”

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Or how about the joyful exhilaration of skiing down through the fresh powdery snow!

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Or soaring through the skies in a plane!

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Or fishing in a beautiful stream!

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Or riding a bike underhttp://www.flickr.com/people/10031363@N00 the warm sun!

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Or taking a walk just before sundown!

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Or finding somebody to love!

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Or playing with a pet dog!

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Or camping out in nature!

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Or making a nice meal for the family!

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Or looking up at the vast and awesome expanse of the heavens!

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Or feeling the accomplishment of a good day’s work!

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Or being glad to get back home!

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Or telling stories or singing songs around the campfire!

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There are perhaps a million or more joyful things to experience here on God’s earth!

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“AN ENEMY HATH DONE THIS!”

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Oh yes, sin has brought much sadness and sickness and loneliness, and pain into the world!

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But God explains that…“An enemy hath done this!” Matthew 13:28

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Even though this world was created perfect and joyful, the Enemy of Souls has brought his misery and woe into the world!

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“HE HATH NOT REWARDED US ACCORDING TO OUR INIQUITIES”

Psalm 103:10

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And yet, in spite of all such sadness and woe, God has graciously allowed mankind to enjoy many things in His supreme desire to bring them back from their rebellion against Heaven!

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And every wise man and every wise woman will properly ascribe the world’s evil to its rightful progenitor: Satan, the fallen rebel angel!

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“THEY SHALL BEHOLD THE LAND THAT IS VERY FAR OFF!”

Isaiah 33:17

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But one day soon, those who are wise will cross that dark river, only to enter into the Promised Land in which everlasting joy and peace and brotherly kindness will never again be marred by sin and sorrow!

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And there we will truly be, forever young!

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“WHOSO IS WISE…SHALL OBSERVE THESE THINGS”

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And right now, those who have been given true wisdom will take time out of their busy day to, “taste and see that the Lord is good”, as they consider all the many pleasant and happy things which mankind enjoys each day! (Psalm 34:8)

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As it is written…

“Whoso is wise, and will observe these things,

even they shall understand

the lovingkindness of the LORD.”

Psalm 107:43

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TO READ PART 7, CLICK HERE…

June 21 (O Taste and See That The Lord Is Good! Part 7: Our Badness & The Lord’s Goodness!)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Give me the joy of knowing more about the wonders of nature. Help me to see, not only the beauty and poetry of nature, and the wisdom and law of nature, but also the many pictures of Love: God’s love in nature…and the joy of nature…

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READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read…January 15th (Emperor Penguins & Us!) or you may also read…February 16th (Joys of Parenthood!) or you may also read…January 25th (Nature’s Witnesses, Part 1)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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HEAVENLY OBJECT LESSON

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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.” Matthew 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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READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman”

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TOMORROW…

December 2 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 38: “Antisemitism: Satan’s Hatred Exposed!”)

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) are invited to listen to this sampler of the audio book about the practical aspects of everyday living, such as diet and child rearing…

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Chapter 32 – “The Child”

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) are invited to listen to this recording #222, a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s 90 minute nightly talk shows. This particular program aired in the last few years of his 50 year radio ministry, and includes caller’s questions regarding his teachings on “the end of the church age”…

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Gabe

By admin On April 16th, 2024

One day almost 15 years ago, my daughter, Denise called me and tearfully shared her fears about having her first child and becoming a mother…“Dad! I’m so sad!”

“Why, Denise? What’s going on?”

“I’m just so afraid of becoming a parent”, Denise tearfully confessed. “I like my life! I like doing whatever I want, whenever I want! I don’t think I want all the responsibilities and demands of motherhood! I don’t want to give up my self-focused life!”

I’m not sure just how I responded to Denise, since she was already halfway along.

But that was the first and last time she lamented her fears to me about this new chapter in her life.

But, a few months passed and Natalie Jane was born. And Denise and Matt were so happy and proud to be new parents! And they began building their life around their little family.

But once again, Denise became “with child” a second time! I heard not even one complaint or tear-filled fear! Denise and Matt seemed to be settling quite nicely into their new responsibilities!

But Denise was so happy with her new life, she desperately wanted a third child. But it just didn’t seem to be God’s will for another child. And yet, after some sad disappointments, she was once again going to have one more child!

And before long, Gabe was born! Rambunctious and energetic, little Gabe came happily crashing into the world!

And now Matt and Denise have three fine children, Natalie, Connor, and Gabe! And Matt and Denise have become so focused on their children, dedicating themselves fully to rearing up their kids to be happy, healthy and fulfilled!

And it has been a great joy of mine to watch them all grow and thrive.

And it is a joy to see little Gabe growing up so nicely, receiving so much love from his parents.

And one of my regrets is that Denise’s loving Mother, Becky, is not here to experience these joys with us!

But my daily prayer is that one day, Becky and I will be able to walk along the highways and byways of eternity with our kids and grandkids!

LOVE, GRANDPA CHUCK!

CHAPTER 22 “Fantasy Island”

By admin On April 8th, 2024

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May, 1980

(Roughly about 200 days or so, from becoming an Ex-Atheist)

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“LOOKIN’ FOR A POT OF GOLD!”

(Lyric from the 1969 Creedence Clearwater hit, “Stuck In Lodi Again”)

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Have you ever wished that God was like a genie in a bottle? And maybe you could get just three wishes: perhaps a long, healthy life, marital bliss, and a financial fortune to enjoy? 

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Well this little excursion promised to be just that! 

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As the songster once sang…“Seekin’ my fame and fortune, lookin’ for a pot of gold!”

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FACT OR FANTASY?

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But I’ll simply report it like it happened and you can decide if you’re going to believe it or just decide that, “The writer of this chapter is out of his ever-lovin’ gourd (like this poor deluded individual in an insane asylum, depicted in this very old picture to the right”).

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Nevertheless, if you do decide that this is merely the work of a crazy man, never fear, you have plenty of established medical and psychiatric professionals who will backup your assertion 100%!

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Anyway, I’ll mostly recount this true little story, trying not to make too much analysis, and let you decide for yourselves…

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CHAPTER 22

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“FANTASY ISLAND”

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“DE PLANE! DE PLANE!”

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We arrived at a little resort on the Pacific ocean. We parked our car, and went over to the little ferry, which would take us to this little island resort (not the island photo here, of course! Just a very tiny island).

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But just as soon as we boarded the ferry, the spirit began talking in a sort of mocking way, “Oh yeah, this is your fantasy! This is your fantasy!” And actually, it did somewhat remind a person of Fantasy Island. Very beautiful and jungle-like.

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So we boarded the ferry, and in a very short time, we arrived on the island. But the spirit kept telling me, “Yes Chuck, this is going to be your Fantasy Island!” And so I was somewhat anticipating a sort of exotic mystery (which would be a welcomed respite from the torment which I had been abundantly experiencing!).

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Maybe I was to find riches here! Or maybe some promise of future glory!

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Well whatever lay in store for me had great promise of being that proverbial, “pot of gold!”

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FANTASY ISLAND TV SHOW

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By the way, for your information, Fantasy Island was a hit TV series, in which various people went to a certain resort on an unnamed island, to have some semi-magical or semi-mystical dream-come-true experience. And there was often a life-lesson which would be learned by the participants, by the end of the show.

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Carlos Montalban played Mr. Roarke, who orchestrated these semi-magical experiences each week. Well-cultured and always dressed in white, Mr. Roarke guided his guests into a fantasy which would often change the life of his guest…always for the better. Here’s what Wikipedia says about that show…

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WIKIPEDIA, CONCERNING FANTASY ISLAND TV SERIES…

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“WHERE’S ROARKE?”…

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So we arrived on the island, and immediately rented a little bungalow. It was only $15 American dollars per day, which even back then, was a bargain for an ocean-front resort, not to mention, this was an island resort!

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“WHERE’S MY FANTASY!?”

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It was obvious that the spirit had something else in mind. But what? I was hoping for something magical or even a mystical fantasy. After all, I knew I was dealing with spirits possessing powers beyond anything I’d ever imagined! And so, I knew these spirits were well capable of bringing about whatever was in-store for me!

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As I said, there weren’t very many people at this resort, as I recall. At least not on the week days. It was almost like we had the place to ourselves! But it was a nice place. Not a five-star resort, mind you. It was a very nice little island though (aside from the restaurant help, needless to say! I’ll explain a little further down this page)

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ALONE WITH THE SPIRIT

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Not long after we arrived, Becky decided that some other family members needed to be here. So she went back to Guatemala City. I stayed on the island.

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And so, with the spirit having such a gift of gab, and always willing to TALK MY EAR OFF, there was not a moment of boredom here, (nor of silence). And so I merely roamed the little island, sometimes sitting in a hammock, under the shade of a palm tree, and talked with the spirit. And mostly, I remember that he went over and over on this burning question, as to just who I was in a former life….Jesus….or Hitler. But I must say, most of the time on this so-called, “Fantasy Island”, he inundated me with the possibilities of me being Jesus (in a former life), and of all the glorious things awaiting me.

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“YOU’RE HAVING MY BABY”…NOT!

(Title from the 1974 Paul Anka/Odia Coates hit, “You’re Having My Baby”)

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But as I was sitting under a palm tree, he then began to present to me a big story of how, not only I, as Jesus, was reincarnated, but also other Bible people, namely Mother Mary. “Yes Chuck, Mother Mary has also been brought back many times over the centuries. As a matter of fact, remember when you talked your girlfriend into getting an abortion, she didn’t want to have?”

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“WHAT A LOVELY WAY OF NOT SAYING HOW MUCH YOU LOVE ME”

(lyrics from the 1974 Paul Anka/Odia Coates hit, “You’re Having My Baby” with the word, “NOT” added)

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So upon deciding to have one anyway, I tried and tried to shake this thought, “Outta My Head!” But I couldn’t! I just couldn’t shake it! This inescapable and inconvenient truth kept coming back again and again to torment me, even though I was pretty much an atheist, back in those years! I would be preventing a life from coming into the world. Dirty rotten MURDER!

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But on the day of the scheduled abortion, my girlfriend had a miscarriage (at least that’s what I was told at the time.) “That little girl you had, or should I say, almost had, was the soul of Mother Mary. You killed Mother Mary, Chuck! God was going to bring Mother Mary back into the world! And you killed her! You murdered Mother Mary!” The spirit was now telling me, that my insistence on her having an abortion put a stress on her, ultimately causing my girlfriend to have the miscarriage.

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And so began the spirit to bombard me with guilt about this sad chapter in my past. “Do you know what that little girl’s name was going to be that you killed? I had never really The_Madonna_in_Sorrow wikipedia public domainthought about this. “You were going to name her “Heather”.

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At this point I felt horrible! Not only was I responsible for that miscarriage, but that child had the soul of Mother Mary! And now the spirit was personalizing this by telling me the name that would’ve been given her: Heather!

(NOTE: As I look back on this episode, it seems that this horrible scenario presented to me by the spirit, was possibly a somewhat bizarre twist on that old anti-abortion argument…”What if Joseph had convinced the Virgin Mary into having an abortion of the Savior of the World?”)

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“The 6th Head of the Antichrist Beast: Cruel Compassion Regarding Abortion” or you can also read this…“Hands That Shed Innocent Blood: “God’s Providence in the Womb”

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DIS-FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING…

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The spirit began coming down on me hard, about how I treated her. “And she gave you that ring with all her love, you schmuck! And all you gave her was that tiny diamond ring! You no good piece of…” s#!@&t !”

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All I could do was just to take this verbal whipping! And oh man, was I feeling really low! A real creep was I!

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GHOST FROM PAST…

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Then the spirit reminded me of an incident which I went through a few years earlier, when an old public-school friend from back in Salem came by to visit me while I was working at the restaurant. He just showed up one day at our family restaurant. (This incident was in about 1976 or so, 3 or 4 years prior to this Island experience.)

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This old friend was dressed all in white: peasant shirt and pants. Clothes you might expect to see on a person living in the tropics. And now that I think of it, he did say he was currently living somewhere in the Hawaiian Islands.

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RING OF FIRE… My old friend was saying some strange things! And at one point, he saw this very same ring now being discussed. He told me it was a very special ring, and that it glowed with an aura emanating from it. He asked if I would take it off. So I did, and gave it to him. He started dancing around the back banquet room (which was closed off to the public at that moment), holding up this ring above his head, saying weird things about the ring: saying that the ring glowed with some supernatural light! He talked about the ring as if it was of great importance. He then climbed on one of the banquet room chairs, and held the ring as high as he could. He was saying something about the ring being “very high” or something like that. Making such a big deal about a ring!

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“Poor guy”, I thought, “He’s really flipped out!” My old school buddy and his white suit was totally “off his rocker”!

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Now, years later, on this so-called Fantasy Island, the spirit was reminding me of this incident from the 70’s, with my old friend and this ring. “He was prophesying to you Chuck. I was controlling him. He was telling you how precious was the love given you by that girl!” I had little trouble accepting what the spirit was telling me. As a matter of fact, I still believe that my old friend in white was being led by spirits. His behavior was so bizarre that day, I can’t attribute it to anything else!

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”THIS “GOLDEN” RING DOESN’T SHINE FOR ME ANYMORE”…

(play on lyrics from 1965 hit song by Gary Lewis & The Playboys, “This Diamond Ring”)

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“I want you to take that ring and toss it into the ocean! Toss it, you no good p#$&%S%$T” I began to walk down to the black-sand beach which was only a hundred yards away, looking at this “special ring”, overwhelmed with guilt of how I rejected her love… “God really hates you because of how you treated her! And she only gave you love! Toss that ring you no good SOB!! TOSS IT!!”

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And so I took this nice ring and tossed it as far as I could…into the ocean.

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CHANGED

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Well, these flashbacks of the past ended, perhaps as quickly as they began.

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And I must admit, because of this experience (and others), I became a changed person. In the future, I would try to be more honorable. Not that I was perfect, because I wasn’t.

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Just better.

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Now Becky arrived the next day with her family. So things became much more lively.

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And this little island had several large swimming pools, and an open-air restaurant. Becky’s parents also came there. We all had lunch on this nice restaurant patio overlooking the ocean, just a few hundred feet away, or less.

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“CHICKEN-SALAD SANDWICH, PLEASE…AND…UH…HOLD THE FLIES!”

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The waitress took our order. They ordered Spanish food. I, being from the good ol’ U.S. of A., ordered a chicken salad sandwich. The waitress soon brought our food. I opened my chicken salad sandwich to inspect it. Upon opening it, I saw a big fat oversized black fly still in mint condition, laying there in the chicken salad, hidden under the bread. I lodged my complaint in English, and it was interpreted to the waitress And after a little discussion, Becky interpreted to me that the waitress replied, “Just take it out”. I objected. And my objection was interpreted back to the waitress, saying that I wanted another sandwich (Which, of course, would be standard procedure back in the states!)

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chicken_salad_sandwich_01.jpgIn a few minutes she came back with “another sandwich”. I opened it, and thankfully, there was no large fly in it. But upon closer examination, I noticed an indent, very suspiciously in the exact same spot where the fly was located in the “other” sandwich! And after thinking about it for a few moments, I gave up and decided to make no further objections… and just shut up and eat the stupid sandwich!

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Now why am I telling this little story? I don’t know. I just think it’s a funny story, even though it wasn’t so funny at the time.

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But anyway, in a few days I would be eating something far worse than flies!

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WHERE’S DE FANTASY, MR. ROARKE?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ricardo_Montalban_Herve_Villechaize_Fantasy_Island_1977.JPGAfter a few more days, Becky and I got back on that same ferry which brought us to this island. And in a few minutes we were back on the mainland.

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But I guess it was kind of anticlimactic at that time, considering how I was led to believe this was going to be some sort of fantasy. But that’s what happened. I was somewhat disappointed that nothing semi-magical happened, like it often did on that TV show.

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And there was no little fella named Tattoo running around the island either.

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And no Roarke!

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And no “pot of gold”!

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And no promise of future glory!

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“WHERE’S DE ISLAND!?”

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And if that isn’t enough of a wash-out story, I just found out (as I’m writing this) another disappointing fact. Whttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ricardo_Montalban_Herve_Villechaize_Fantasy_Island_1977.JPGE WEREN’T EVEN ON AN ISLAND! We merely took a ferry across an OUTLET OF WATER ALONG THE COASTLINE BECAUSE IT HAD NO BRIDGE! We were actually still on the mainland of Guatemala.

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What a disappointment!… NOT ONLY WAS THERE NO FANTASY… THERE WASN’T EVEN AN ISLAND!!! 

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“WHERE’S DE RESORT!?!”

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Now if that’s still not enough of a wash-out, I was also later informed that some time after we left there, a big Pacific storm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ricardo_Montalban_Herve_Villechaize_Fantasy_Island_1977.JPGcame along and completely destroyed the entire resort!

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Well, it serves them right for sticking that fly in my chicken salad sandwich! Not really! Just kidding! Just kidding! Actually, I would eagerly and enthusiastically go back there, flies or no flies! It was a really nice and inexpensive resort! (Well, of course, I did lose that beautiful and expensive gold ring. And oh yeah, I also went to sleep with a lit Marlboro in my hand on the last day, and caught my mattress on fire, which I paid for.)

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”DON’T GO ‘ROUND TONIGHT…

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IT’S BOUND TO TAKE YOUR LIFE!”

(Lyric from the 1969 Creedence Clearwater hit, “Bad Moon On The Rise”)

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When we arrived back home at Becky’s parents, the weather became cloudy. During a dark night, there was a thunderstorm. I went up on the roof, because I learned by experience, that the spirit would answer questions using the lightning.

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And up there. all alone on that roof, it seemed like I could see across all the houses and townhouses for blocks. The night looked like one of Van Gogh’s more dreary paintings! And the lightning put on a show for free!

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In the distance, the electric air and the kaboom of the lightning caused the dogs around the city to bark and howl, which only made things that much more eerie! And as I said, the spirit would answer simultaneous to the lightning flashing. So I would ask something concerning whether I was Hitler or Jesus, and other such things. I could perceive no time delay between the lightning flash and his answer in my mind. His answers would be either “yes”, or “no”. If he didn’t want to answer, he didn’t say anything.

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I’m not sure how many nights this went on. Maybe just that one night. But I was bombarded with guilt over the miscarriage I caused, which resulted in the death of “Mother Mary’s” reincarnated soul. Of course by now, I didn’t know what to believe at this point. This spirit was as changeable as a fickle teenager.

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”I SEE EARTHQUAKES AND LIGHTNING”…

(Lyric from the 1969 Creedence Clearwater hit, “Bad Moon On The Rise”)

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One night, Becky and I were going to her Father’s church service. He had a very active church, which met seven nights a week, plus twice on Sunday! And as usual, there were many people gathered together on this weeknight service. Of course I couldn’t understand anything they said. It was all in Spanish. But there was lots of music, lots of singing, and an abundance of hand-clapping!

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KA-BOO-O-O-M…

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After much music and singing, it came time for Papa to begin preaching. During the service, the lightning began to flash outside. They had left the entry double-doors open, so I thought I would use this opportunity to ask the spirit more questions, and wait for the lightning and the spirit’s response. I figured that such a holy place as church might be the perfect place to get the answer I needed. And so I would look back at the open doors and ask a question, and wait for the lightning to flash. Now I can’t remember exactly what was happening right at the moment, as far as the church service. But I distinctly remember asking the question “Did I really kill the Mother Mary?” The lightning would flash, and a simultaneous answer would come, “Yes!”, or “No!”.

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“SPEAKING WORDS OF WISDOM, ‘LET IT BE'”

(Lyrics from Paul McCartney song “Let It Be”)

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And as I recall, I repeated this question several times. “Did I kill Mother Mary?…..Did I kill Mother Mary?” And about the second or third time…as soon as I asked the question, The spirit shouted, “NO-O-O-O-O-O!!”… and simultaneous to his answer, both the lightning and thunder cracked so loud, it was both blinding and deafening!

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But at the very same moment as that answer, the lightning completely turned the neighborhood white with the loudest crack you might have ever heard, resulting in the lights going out in the church and throughout the entire neighborhood!

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The lightning had caused the lights in the church and all through the neighborhood to go completely out! Now I was convinced that somehow the spirit had control over the lightning, in some way.

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Needless to say, the power outage brought the church service to a screeching halt! The noise of the service was quickly replaced by questioning voices throughout this darkened sanctuary. At least for 20 or 30 minutes, the service had ended until the power came back on throughout the neighborhood. Until it did come back on, everyone went outside the church in order to wait.

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As I said, the spirit shouted “NO-O-O!!”, totally in-sync with the lightning flash/thunder and the The_Madonna_in_Sorrow wikipedia public domainneighborhood power-outage. This was a loud answer from Heaven, as far as I was concerned. “NO” came the answer I was hoping for! “NO” I didn’t kill Mother Mary, after all!

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But then the spirit began to somewhat confuse the issue by saying, “Did God say “NO!”, or did He say, “KNOW!”???

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Well, what could I do with such an ominous and confusing answer as this? And so, I decided to just, “Let it be”.

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GOD NOT A MAGIC GENIE!

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Nevertheless, that lightning storm put the “final lid down tight” on all this “Me killing Mother Mary” nonsense!

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But also, this excursion to “Fantasy Island” put the final “cork in the bottle” on all this idea about God being some sort of, Ponzi-scheme”, in which you stroke some brass lamp, and “VOILA!”, a magic genie appears and offers you three wishes!

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No, as we left, I was disappointed there was no mystical experience!

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No earthly riches!

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No promise of future glory!

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Only the knowledge of what a miserable wretch and scoundrel I really had been through much of my “adult” life! 

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To go to next Chapter, just click here…

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Ch. 23  CHAPTER 23… . “ON A TRAIN BOUND FOR NO-WHERE”…  

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This was more than just a bumpy ride! This was an excursion to No-Where’s-Ville!

 

Living in a world of fools the 6th head/left horn of the Beast wisdom turned into foolishness

By admin On April 2nd, 2024

1Co_1:20  Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

1Co 1:23  But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
1Co 1:24  But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
1Co 1:25  Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
1Co 1:26  For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
1Co 1:27  But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
1Co 1:28  And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
1Co 1:29  That no flesh should glory in his presence.

Mat_5:22  But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
Luk_12:20  But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
1Co_15:36  Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:

‘Cause we’re living in a world of fools
Breaking us down when they all should let us be
We belong to you and me

Daily Devotional, Year 2 – January 2 (The Gospel According to Pollyanna, Part 1)

By admin On April 1st, 2024

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – January 2 

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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO POLLYANNA

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“For the time will come

when they will not endure sound doctrine;

but after their own lusts

shall they heap to themselves teachers,

having itching ears;

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their ears from the truth,

and shall be turned unto fables.”

2nd Timothy 4:3, 4

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In this above passage, the Lord is foretelling of a day when the churches will no longer tolerate the true Gospel of Jesus and Jesus alone.

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And there are many today who believe that we have come to that very time in which the attendees of most, or perhaps, ALL churches demand an “itching ears” gospel.

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MOON INTO BLOOD TRILOGY: 3rd FACE

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This next little section below is an excerpt from “Moon Into Blood Trilogy, Part 3, ‘The Sadducee Seeker'”.

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This article describes this 3rd Moon-face, who is steeped in unbelief and as a result, seeks after the things of the world. Yes, this rabbit, or rodent-like earth-hugger thinks that worldly Mammon will somehow supply the lack caused by God’s supposed inability to provide for all our spiritual, physical and social needs.

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So let’s listen for a moment as this Sadducee-Seeker is being described…

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“PROPHESY DECEITS”

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“That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the 3rd Face in Moon-scavenger-www.signsofheaven.orglaw of the LORD: Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:” Isaiah 30:9, 10

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This above passage describes this Moon-Beast to a tee! “Smooth things” are what his “itching ears” long to hear! And because this furry and adorable little forest creature (the Sadducee-Seeker) loves to have his ears tickled, the Devil has conveniently provided him with a congregation which accommodates his desires.

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“HAVING ITCHING EARS”

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Again, the Apostle, Paul, spoke of this condition, in the following words… “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2nd Timothy 4:3, 4

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Yes, this adorable little creature of the field, loves his pastor, who, by the way, is very much like him. He loves to hear a light and playful sermon, filled with little quips and jests and world-https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cat_scratching.jpgfriendly anecdotes: a gospel which tells of a god who mostly smiles down upon this, “pretty nice world, after all!

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And this Moon-Beast loves to hear sermons about “grace-alone”, because he is often told that grace-alone excuses him from dying-to-self. And to this poor Sadducee, that’s very good news!

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After all, the last thing this Moon-Beast wants is to give up his life of foraging in the field. Yes, this friendly little Seeker wants a gospel which allows him to continue seeking after the cares & pleasures of this world, but with the promise of Heaven too!

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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO POLLYANNA

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Oh yes, this Sadducee-Seeker’s church is under a gospel similar to that delightful movie character, Pollyanna!

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You see, this congregation too, like Pollyanna, has found3rd Face in Moon-scavenger-www.signsofheaven.org those 800 totally non-offensive Bible verses! That’s right, this charismatic and precocious little girl in that movie had developed a gospel of her own making (which eliminated the thousands of harder verses found in the Bible).

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Yes, Pollyanna’s gospel was in stark contrast to the fire-and-brimstone gospel which her harsh and judgmental aunt liked to hear.

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HOLLYWOOD STRIKES FEAR IN HEARTS OF PREACHERS

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And such movies as Pollyanna (and there are many similar ones) have been a strong deterrent over the past years, against any Hell-Fire preaching in today’s pulpits.

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And this itching-ears gospel according to Pollyanna, is mostly what this Moon-Beast’s pastor preaches, either by sermon, or by personal example.

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Yes, his words are “smoother than butter” (Psalms 55;21), and the example of his own life speaks of “smooth things”; of fun and frolic, of amusements and hobbies. Of dreams about ambitious careers and promises of better and more affluent tomorrows. Of long life in this world, and retirement packages, affording a life-of-leisure in some little haven here on earth!

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ETERNAL TORMENT

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Now in defense of many of today’s pastors, it must be noted that there has been a lot of unnecessary and annoying shouting from many pulpits, in the past decades. And there have likewise been unbiblical doctrines over the centuries past, such as that heretical doctrine of carnal men, which teaches that all sinners will continually roast in literal flames of fire for all the ions of time.

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But just because there has been such unbiblical preaching, based on misunderstanding of certain parables, doesn’t necessitate getting rid of all preaching on sin and righteousness. For more on this subject, you may wish to read… “Planet of Rest: Doctrine of Eternal Torment”

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THE ALL-SUFFICIENCY OF GOD

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“But m3rd Face in Moon-scavenger-www.signsofheaven.orgy God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

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If only this Moon-Beast Sadducee-Seeker would begin to seek God with all his heart, he would be surprised to discover that the life of Jesus is a life of peace and contentment that surpasses all human logic and understanding. With such a knowledge, this Sadducee-Seeker would realize that he doesn’t need a world-loving gospel. Yes, all this Moon-Beast really needs is Jesus. And even though Psalm 23 is his very favorite psalm, he doesn’t even believe its very first words… “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want (that is, “I lack nothing”)” Psalm 23:1

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PEOPLE NOT THE PROBLEM!

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The real enemy here is not, “flesh and blood”. No, but our true battle is “against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12

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Yes, Satan is the master chess-player, and has hedged us in on every side, by his lies and deceptions in attempt to corrupt the current condition of the church-world to the point that there is no more Salvation there.

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“COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE”

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Listen… “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her (Babylon), My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

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God has indeed furnished a table in the wilderness. (Psalm 78:19) And for those who are escaped from spiritual Babylon will be delighted to discover that, “bread shall be given him, his waters shall be sure!” Isaiah 33:16.

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Yes, our daily heavenly manna will be provided, and the waters of grace will freely flow in the spiritual mountains where we must flee!

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – January 4 (The Gospel According To Pollyanna, Part 2)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, help me today, to begin to read the Bible for my own self, instead of allowing others to tell me what the Bible says…

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READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1”

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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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“THE GLORY OF MAN,

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AS THE FLOWER…

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FALLS AWAY”…

1st Peter 1:25

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FLOWER OF THE FIELD IN HEAVEN

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This is perhaps one of the most amazing constellations that God has created. It truly looks like a flower, and appears to be blowing in the direction of westward. But as autumn draws near, this constellation appears to bow itself down, just like the flowers of Earth bow down, at the summer’s end.

Two Turtledoves-Flower of the Field- Cross/Scepter Constellations

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And these are not merely obscure stars. These are among the biggest and brightest stars in the night heavens.

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The Two Turtle-Doves Constellation is also known as Sagittarius .

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The Flower of the Field is also known as Scorpio .

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But there is another obvious aspect to this constellation group. Notice that the birds are flying in the same direction as the flower is bending; it is as if the east wind is blowing these heavenly messengers. “The wind blows where it desires, and you hear the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. John 3:8. So here is another incredible Bible concept, written in the heavens! And God has spoken of these signs! Listen… “For ever, O LORD, Thy word is settled in (the) heaven(s).” Psalm 119:89

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THE ZODIAC CONSTELLATION NAMES

By the way, it is not the purpose of www.theheavensdeclare.net to give any validity to the Zodiac or any pagan deities. But the common names of many constellations must be given, solely for the purpose of locating them on star-charts.

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WHY IS THIS FLOWER POINTING UPWARD?

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To the right is a star-chart from Wikipedia. The editor of this site has sketched in the Flower of the Field Constellation on this constellation commonly referred to as the Scorpio Constellation (plus a few other close-by bright stars). Do you see the long blade of grass growing from the base of the Flower of the Field? This is made of the two highest stars of the Lupus Constellation, and the two lowest stars of the Libra Constellation. As this sketch shows, the flower appears to be pointing to Arcturus and the Revelation 12 Woman (shown in sketch below). Arcturus represents Jesus, as He leads His sons (and daughters) on a spiritual journey up a heavenward pathway, as is written… “Canst you bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or can you guide Arcturus with his sons?” Job 38:32.

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ABOVE STAR-CHART: Flower of the Field Constellation commonly known as Scorpio – seen in spring through summer (Flower drawn in over Wikipedia star-chart)

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flower of the Field Constellation” or you can also read… “Flower of the Field Constellation, Part 3: “Signs of the World’s End””

ABOVE STAR-CHART: Flower of the Field Constellation commonly known as Scorpio – seen in spring through summer (Flower drawn in over Wikipedia star-chart)

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TOMORROW…

JANUARY 3  (January 3rd (World of Lies, Part 1: The Femme-Fatale Lightning Bug!)

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20+ MINUTE JEREMIAH AUDIO BIBLE STUDY

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TRUTH-SEEKERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. 

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THIS IS STUDY #367, PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING…

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – November 26 (Nature’s Witnesses, Part 20: “The Universe: A Very Lucky Explosion?”)

By admin On March 31st, 2024

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – November 26

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Nature’s Witnesses,

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Part 20:

“The Universe: A Very Lucky Explosion?”

To read Part 1 of this series, click here…January 25th (Nature’s Witnesses, Part 1)

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“Seek the LORD and His strength,

seek His face continually.

Remember His marvellous works

that He hath done, His wonders…”

Job 16:11, 12

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Well, you have to admit it!

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“Admit what?”, you might ask.

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You have to admit that the so-called “Big Bang” explosion went off extremely well, especially being the product of a chaotic accident in a godless…uh…whatever!

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After all, just look how it turned out! Extremely well!

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For example, the resulting universe is doing pretty well, wouldn’t you agree?

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For example, here we are in our solar system, which makes a wonderful and dependable time-piece! Yes, each orb in our solar-system stays pretty consistent in their rotation around the sun.

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And speaking of luck, how about all those atoms?! Yes, this universe is made up of a whole lot of tiny electromagnets, which somehow forms everything…including we humans! Yes, pretty amazing when you think that somehow this entire universe consists of these powerful particles of energy, each holding together.

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And isn’t it so lucky that we have our beautiful blue sky! After all, it could’ve been some horrible color. And how about those clouds?! Aren’t they great as they bring in the much-needed rain to water the earth and trees, giving drink to man and beast and all living things?

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And how about those myriad laws which govern the universe and everything within?! Yes, it could’ve been a universe of complete chaos! Just ask any scientist why science is so enjoyable to study. He’ll tell you that science is such a thrill because of all the consistency of the laws of nature.

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And just ask any poet about the wisdom found in nature! That poet will confess that nature is a wonderful and poetic teacher of truth!

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And how about those babies?! Yes, isn’t it extremely lucky that babies are so cute? And even animal babies are so joyful and fun to watch!

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And what about families?! Isn’t it so wonderful to have families who love one-another?!

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And what about a smile?! Isn’t it so wonderful when people smile a genuine smile of friendship and/or compassion? After all, the big bang could have made us like those hideous space aliens we see in the movies!

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And what about music?! We are extremely lucky to be able to enjoy music! And art! And poetry! And dramas!

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And isn’t it so lucky that lightning-striking-pond-scum produced so many interesting life-forms, and so many beautiful plants and animals?! Isn’t it so lucky that nature has so many beautiful, majestic things to enjoy?!

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And isn’t it so lucky that we humans are also the result of lightning-striking-pond-scum. And isn’t it so lucky that humans became the crowning act of the Big Bang, in that mankind has the mental capacity to explore and ponder all these wonderful accidents of nature?!

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Well, this article could go on and on about all the so-called “lucky things” which supposedly were produced by some mindless cosmic explosion…chaos into order and design.

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But the true reason why things turned the way they did is because they are the product of an infinite omnipotent super-mind…God! And this eternal Spirit-Being has placed mankind in a universe with countless evidences of His existence and love. And though this little planet also tells of evil, and is marred because of the consequences of sin, the goodness and love of God still shines through.

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Dear Lord, Please open my eyes to see the joy and the beauty of God’s creations. Open my ears to hear the heavenly message which these spiritual metaphors try to teach us…

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READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read…February 18 (Nature’s Witnesses, part 7: ‘The Beauty of Nature’”), or you can also read, “January 7th (The Chrysalis Christian!)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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HEAVENLY OBJECT LESSON

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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.” Matthew 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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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman”

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“November 19th (Damsels & Dragons & Happily Ever-After)”

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO JEREMIAH STUDY

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. 

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THIS IS STUDY #320 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING…

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – November 25 (Babylon = Baby-Land! Part 7: “I Know You Are, But What Am I?!”)

By admin On March 29th, 2024

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – November 25

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Babylon = Baby-Land!

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Part 7:

“I Know You Are, But What Am I?!”

To read Part 1, click here… ” MARCH 1 (Babylon = Baby-Land! Part 1: Music)”

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“And the Lord said,

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Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation?

and to what are they like?

They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace,

and calling one to another…”

Luke 7:31, 32

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Children are such a wonderful blessing! And to experience all the joys and even the sorrows that come with parenthood help us to become more complete and well-rounded adults!

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The name, “baby” is said to have been derived from the name, “Babel”. In other words, just as those Babylonians in the days of the building of the Tower of Babel, became confused in their language, so too, babies all speak an unintelligible language!

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Listen… “And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one,

and they have all one language; and this they begin to do:

and now nothing will be restrained from them,

which they have imagined to do…

let us go down, and there confound their language,

that they may not understand one another’s speech.”

Genesis 11:6, 7

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Yes, just as no Babylonian could understand one another, once God confused their speech, so also, nobody can understand a baby’s language! It just sounds like a whole lot of babbling!

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WE’RE NOT BABIES! (or are we?)

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Now of course, we grown-ups can laugh and enjoy the babbling of a baby!

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It’s cute!

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And thankfully, we are far above the baby-like behavior of those tiny tots!

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Yes, we have matured over the years!

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We are now very sophisticated, through the decades of our physical development and our wisdom gained through time and experience!

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Right?

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Well, perhaps we should look a little closer at babies, and see if we have truly risen above mere babyhood, or possibly are merely kidding ourselves!

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Well, let’s move up a few years and examine the behavior of older kids, say 5-to-10-year-olds.

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Are you old enough to remember that come-back-line often used after being called some derogatory name: “I know you are, but what am I?!”

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Yes, this childhood retort was adequate enough back in the 1950’s (but probably is not so much in today’s increasingly violent-prone society).

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NAME-CALLING STILL IN VOGUE

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And yet, while “I-know-you-are-but-what-am-I?” may have become outdated, name-calling is still very much in vogue!

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As a matter of fact, just look at the world of politics, for example. Anyone who follows the daily political soap-opera is well aware of the name-calling which flies back-and-forth between opposing political parties!

Such derogatory tags as “They’re all a bunch of Nazis!”,

or “He’s a modern-day Hitler!”,

or “You’re a real ‘such-and-such-phobe’!”

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Well, these are just a few of the most common derogatory names (along with some really choice four-letter-smears!)

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YELLOW JOURNALISM ALIVE & WELL!

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Well, just like children in a sandbox, is today’s political arena!

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One political party attempts to smear the opposition, using the worst-of-the-worst smear-tactics.

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And of course, major-media-yellow-journalists all jump on board, and echo the daily smears, all in hopes of prejudicing the listening public against the media’s political foes.

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SATAN, A TIRELESS ENEMY

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But how can we blame them? After all, the “god of this world” has worked 24/7/365 to create a society which encourages such immaturity! And so much of television, radio, and Internet caters to that immaturity.

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Yes, a great deal of television, Internet, and the recording industry attempts to appeal to the younger generation on a very low level which often hinders them from growing up properly (this web-editor also being also a victim, once-upon-a-time).

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“but whosoever shall say, ‘Thou fool’, shall be in danger of hellfire!”

Matthew 5:22

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Now, just what does God have to say about all this name-calling? Listen to the very words of Jesus…

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“But I (Jesus) say unto you,

That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause

shall be in danger of the judgment:

and whosoever shall say to his brother, ‘Raca’ (Chaldee for “worthless” or “empty”)

shall be in danger of the council:

but whosoever shall say, ‘Thou fool’,

shall be in danger of hellfire!”

Matthew 5:22

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“THE PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR(WAVES)”

Ephesians 2:2

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But those of us who have committed this sin, need to wake up and beg and plead for mercy, grace, and deliverance from our heavenly Father!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Making_friends.jpg“They (the men of this generation) are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another…”

Luke 7:31, 32

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On the other hand, the world will, no doubt, continue to engage in such childish behavior.

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After all, that’s pretty much what sin is…childishness. But woe to all of us who should know better!

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY”

Proverbs 25:25

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The Good News is that today is still the day of salvation! And as Christians, we can go into our quiet place of prayer, and ask for that mercy, grace, and deliverance from all such Spirit-quenching sins!

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And though “weeping may endure for a night”, yet when we finally do get the victory over this pernicious sin, we can be assured that…“joy cometh in the morning!” Psalm 30:5

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And so, it is imperative that we make our exodus out of this Babylonish society and its churches, if we will escape the judgments promised for those who refuse to come out!

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Oh no, we cannot come completely out of society. But we can come out as far as possible from its unchristlike ways.

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…March 29 (A 3-Finger Judgment-Day, Part 9: “Will The Real Nazi/Fascist/Racist/Etc., Please Shout the Loudest!”), or you can also read…October 4 (And The Nations Were Angry! Part 2: “Summer of Love, Winter of Hate”)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“there shall come a Star out of Jacob”…

Numbers 24:17

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“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1, 2

Wise Men (Magi) From East Follow Star To Bethlehem-www.signsofheaven.org-public domain release

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There exists a lot of intrigue regarding just what star did the Magi from the East follow, which led them to the First Advent of our Savior.

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The Bible speaks of Arcturus as a possibility…“canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?” Job 38:33.There’s nothing that is impossible for God! Arcturus may very well have been that star. 

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But there is a much greater question that confronts Mankind today. Because, just as a single star guided those wise men to the coming Savior, so also, God is just now giving us many stars, to guide us safely to the Second Coming of our Lord and Savior! And so these starry signs seem to be the fulfillment of those wise men following the star, 2,000 years ago!

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GUIDE US TO HEAVEN’S GATE…

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And Arcturus is that brilliant star (3rd brightest in our heavens) which leads these Gospel constellations, Summer, Fall, and Winter Constellations, to present a picture story, a heavenly allegory of sorts; these constellations, which together, tell of the incredible love of God. And Arcturus, our Host Star, will lead to an understanding of God’s Word, which will, in turn, guide God’s people up a narrow pathway; onward and upward through Heaven’s Gate itself, and ultimately into the very heavenly City of God.

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Oh don’t doubt for a moment that God cannot or will not do this! For with God, all things are possible! Listen… “Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” Mark 9:23

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And Signs Of Heaven Website will direct the Reader to God’s Word in such a way as to bring out certain Bible truths not currently recognized or emphasized in most of the current Christian theological circles.

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Arcturus (the star that wise-men follow!)”

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TOMORROW…

 

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO JEREMIAH STUDY

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ALL‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. 

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THIS IS STUDY #650 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING, FORMER CEO OF FAMILY RADIO…

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – November 24 (6th Head of the Beast “Ye shall be as gods” Mankind as God)

By admin On March 28th, 2024

Today’s Devotional – March 26th (Mercury, the 2nd Commandment & Images)

By admin On March 26th, 2024

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Today’s Devotional – March 26th

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Mercury, the 2nd Commandment & Images

The following devotion is an excerpt from this website’s article, “Mercury & The Image Of The Beast”

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The number ‘two’ seems to be the number that speaks of “reflection”. (Just like this giant globe photo to the right.)

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As this mirror globe reflects the images of the people around it, so too, we each reflect an image to the world around us (whether we like it or not).

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When you look in the mirror, there becomes two images; 1. You, and 2. The reflection of you… in the mirror…

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REFLECTING 

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“Can two walk together except they be in agreement?” Amos 3:3.

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To “be in agreement”, as this verse says, with another person, seems to speak of one person reflecting the opinions of another.

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They are an “image”, one of another, as far as their viewpoints.

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As the Moon reflects the light of the Sun, the Moon shines just like the Sun (not as brightly though).

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And as Mercury (the second solar-system body) reflects the light of the Sun, it too becomes a light as well.

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WE ARE A MIRROR…

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But as this mirror globe in the photo presents an image of these people, we humans reflect an image to the world.

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And our image is a product of our life-experiences; we are a ‘mirror’ of the people and things which have influenced us.

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INFLUENCE OF ASSOCIATIONS

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But Scripture makes it clear that we can’t “hang around” with someone without being influenced by that person; especially if we admire that person whom we’re associating with.

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The Bible says that “companionship” says a lot about who we are. Have you ever heard the expression, “Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are”?

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The Bible asks the very same question, but in a somewhat different way… “Can two walk together, except they are in agreement?” Amos 3:3.

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God asks us this question. And the obvious answer is, “yes”. They must be in agreement. 

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But this next verse seems to be an answer to the previous verse. Just listen… “…we…beholding…the Lord…are changed into the same image.” 2nd Corinthians 3:18.

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This verse confirms that associating with Jesus has a positive influence on a person. Thus, by walking with Jesus, we become in agreement with Jesus.

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But this principal of “who we walk with”, also works in the negative sense… “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 1st Corinthians 15:33.

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By associating with bad influences, we imperceptibly begin to take on those evil attributes.

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“Be not deceived”, this last verse states. Every time Scripture issues this warning, we need to realize that Satan will try to deceive us on that very point.

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So don’t let anyone deceive you into thinking that you can associate with evil behavior and not be affected by that behavior.

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As most everyone in the Christian community understands, the Bible uses, not only Jesus, but mere mortals, such as Paul, to be role-models for Christians to admire and emulate.

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But Lucifer, now called Satan, fully understands this, and has given us his own role-models for us to conform to. And now, with the advent of television, radio, the printed page, and high-tech devices, like never before this Master-Destroyer has perfected his mind-control machinery in which to conform the world into his own selfish image!

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And so, the many ‘superstars’ seen and adored by the lost multitudes on a daily basis, become firmly etched upon the tables of the human hearts of all those adoring fans of these so-called, ‘ministers of righteousness’, which are seen and heard all over today’s mass-media!

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And as a result, they eventually begin to emulate them in their own personal daily lives!

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AM I THE MIRROR IMAGE OF JESUS?…

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And speaking of images, the above verse states that Jesus, being the eternal Son of God, was the express image of the Godhead.

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But these things concerning the Godhead are far higher than any human can understand. And yet, one thing is for sure: Jesus was, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MabelNormand_with_round_mirror.jpgand is in constant communion with the Godhead, of whom He is an integral part. Jesus and the Father and the Holy Spirit are One.

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Now this concept brings home to each and every Believer the very same concept: “whose companion am I? Who do I admire? Who do I look up to?”

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Here is the first object lesson.

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Just as Jesus is at oneness with the Godhead, so must we be at oneness with Jesus, and He with us!

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STICKING CLOSE TO JESUS

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And back to Planet Mercury, and the Sun: just like the Sun is closest to planet Mercury, so too, the Christian must stichttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianity-Jesus_Christ_Died_for_your_Sin.jpgk close to Jesus, the ‘Sun of Righteousness’.

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And so how does this relate to the Second Commandment?

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Just listen to this next passage… “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass (mirror) the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2nd Corinthians 3:18

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Like the 2nd Commandment, this incredible verse likewise speaks of image-making. But this verse speaks of the wonderful image that God has in mind for His children to attain to: to be changed into the image of Jesus! Isn’t this what it’s all about?

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THE SECRET TO SUCCESS!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_Moses_and_the_Ten_Commandments.jpgAnd this most amazing passage about being changed into Jesus’ image, lays it all out as to the secret to success, in being a “Christ-like” Christian.

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Listen to this passage once again… “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass (mirror) the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2nd Corinthians 3:18. This is one of the most powerful verses in all of Scripture!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgTODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Help me to be careful about my daily associations. Help me to surround myself with godly influences…

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READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Mercury & The Image Of The Beast” or you can also read… “Mark of the Beast & Seal of God”

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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MERCURY & THE 2nd COMMANDMENT 

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mercury_in_color_-_Prockter07_centered.jpg#2 HEAVENLY SPHERE & #2 COMMANDMENT… As discussed elsewhere in this website, the Sun seems to correspond to the First Commandment. Likewise, Mercury, which is the second heavenly sphere in our solar system, seems to correspond very nicely to the Second Commandment. Both the second heavenly sphere (Mercury) and the Second Commandment (no images) are closest to the ‘Sun’. That is to say, just as planet Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, so is the Second Commandment right next to the First Commandment (God compares himself to the Sun many times in Scripture). Jesus says to us today…

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“I am the light of the world: he that follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

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For a more in-depth look at this argument about the Sun comparing to God, just click this link… “Discovering Bible Signs In Our Solar System”, or this link… Signs in the Sun .

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Mercury & The Image Of The Beast”

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TOMORROW:

“March 27th (All Comfy-Cozy in Hell!)”

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO STUDY IN JEREMIAH 

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ALL‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.

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THIS STUDY #85 IS PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING, FORMER CEO OF FAMILY RADIO…

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Babylon Beast picture

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Beast 7 Heads

By admin On March 16th, 2024

1st Head King of Babylon (Satan’s Spirit of Pride)

2nd Head Medo Persia (Greed & Violence)

3rd Head: Grecia (Self-Focused False Wisdom)

4th Head: Civil Rome (Totalitarian Justice)

5th Head: Religious Rome (Popish Totalitarianism)

6th Head: Atheism/Socialism (Man, the Supreme Being)

7th Head: False Christianity/Capitalism (Prosperity Gospels)

Bear’s feet: To stomp-out Christianity

Leopard’s body: For Satan’s leopard-like speed (Habakkuk 1:8) Can’t change character (unchangeable spots – Jeremiah 13:23)

7 HEADS OF THE BEAST

MYSTERY HARLOT BABYLON

Apostate portion of the Church  Wine cup of her fornication (False Doctrines)

 

Daily Devotional, Year 4 – November 22 – (How Shall the Moon Be Turned Into Blood? Part 8: “Beware of the Leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees”)

By admin On March 14th, 2024

Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – April 21 

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How Shall the Moon Be Turned Into Blood?

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Part 8:

“Beware of the Leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees”

To read Part 1, click here…October 15th (How Shall The Moon Be Turned Into Blood?)

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blue_moon_of_31.08.2012.jpgThis above passage from Mark 7 was spoken by Jesus to the Pharisees and scribes. And in this list of evils which proceed from the hearts of men, Jesus mentions “an evil eye”.

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And God has inscribed this sign upon the face of the Moon! Yes, this 2nd face is that of a wolf-like character with an upraised eyebrow as he appears to be looking down upon this world in judgment!

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You see, this wolf-like character represents proud Pharisees, because the Pharisees were the “Moral Majority” of their day. They were very outwardly correct and very judgmental of all those whom they thought to be less moral than they, themselves!

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THE PHARISEE WITHIN

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And this beast lives within each of us.

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Oh well, he may not manifest himself so much. But he is the iconic symbol of foolish human pride! And each and every human being has pride dwelling within. In some, pride is very apparent and noticeable! In others, it lies just beneath the surface. But it’s there, working together with the other two sins, the lusts of the flesh, and the lusts of the eyes (covetousness).

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James Tissot – The Pharisee and Publican – Brooklyn Museum & Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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PRIDE OFTEN PRAISED!

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Now pride is considered in the Bible to be one of the higher sins of the mind, whereas the lusts of the flesh, the lower passions of the flesh.

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And while the lusts of the flesh are often scorned even by the world, the Pride of Life is more likely to be seen as a virtue.

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And yet, pride is especially reprehensible to God. God hates selfish human pride!

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Perhaps God created the beautiful and regal peacocks to give us a symbol of pride, as if all eyes are on us.

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Yes, we humans, nevertheless, often love to be the center of attention and the object of admiration! 

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PRIDE MENTIONED FIRST

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Listen… “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.” Proverbs 6:16-19

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Here we have a short list of human qualities which the Lord hates! And “a proud look” holds the #1 spot on that list!

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LUCIFER’S PRIDE

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You see, Pride was the original sin, manifesting itself back in the days of the great rebellion in Heaven, when Lucifer’s heart was lifted up…

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Listen… “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” Isaiah 14:12

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Here we see that Lucifer wanted to exalt his heavenly throne above the stars of Heaven! He was ambitious! He wanted it all!

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PHARISEES LOVED SELF-EXALTATION

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And so too, the Pharisees back in Jesus’ earthly ministry, loved to exalt themselves above other humans!

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Thus, they strove to become more moral and correct. They sought for excellence in outward appearance. They loved the exaltation of social status which earthly riches afforded! They coveted their extravagant and showy homes and gardens, and cattle, and lands.

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JESUS, THE DIVINE ICON OF HUMBLENESS

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Now contrast this with meek and humble Jesus. Here came the King of Heaven, riding on a lowly donkey.

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Laying aside His heavenly crown, so that He might come and bring back His lost sheep. Living a life of poverty, he condescended to those of low esteem. And instead of receiving praise and honor, He was spit upon and rejected by those of us who followed after Lucifer’s rebellion!

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PRIDE CAN BE ELIMINATED!

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And so, the Good News here is that we can begin to purify our hearts from all foolish pride and its accompanying sins: anger, judging, self-promotion…

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Yes, God has given us the greatest of all commissions… “but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see him as He is. And every man that hath this hope in Him purifies himself, even as He is pure. ” 1st John 3:2, 3

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TO READ PART 5, CLICK HERE…

OCTOBER 7 (How Shall the Moon Be Turned Into Blood? Part 5: Mark of the Beast in the Moon!? 3rd Face: The Sadducee-Seeker)

ABOVE PICTURE – moon – 3rd face – Sadducee Seeker (Rabbit-like face)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Help me to understand this fearful prophecy, written in the sky…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “How Shall The Moon Be Turned Into Blood?” or you can also read… “April 15th (Moon = Woman = Church)”

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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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MOON INTO BLOOD TRILOGY…

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There are three faces in the Moon, etched by God Himself. These faces present, not only the condition of God’s house, but also, the condition of the Human Heart.

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The first face is that of a man. The other two faces are those of a scavenger and also a predator. The first face represents the True Worshipers. The other two represent the two classes of Christians that existed in Jesus’ day: the Pharisees, and the Sadducees. The Pharisees were the Proud Scorners. The Sadducees were locked in by unbelief. They didn’t believe much of the Bible. While the second face representing the Pharisees, as they professed belief in the Bible, loved the sins of pride, the 3rd face (Sadducees) continually sought after the things of the world.

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Yes, these faithless ones (represented by this 3rd face), didn’t believe that being Christ-like could bring the joy necessary to be content. So this 3rd face is a Seeker, so to speak. Just as the little furry critters are constantly seeking after food, so too, many Christians are constantly seeking after, and nibbling of the things of the world. Now, it’s not to say that Christians do not enjoy the things of the world. But Christians are not to make the things of the world of much importance. Their chief desire is to seek the things of Heaven.

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Do you get the point of these two beasts of the Earth? And while the Moon does not deal directly with all aspects of the Revelation 13 Antichrist Beast (7 heads, 10 horns, etc.). Nevertheless, the Moon exposes the Beast Within: the Beast within the human heart.

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman” 

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TOMORROW:

April 22 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 24: “Satan, the Great Puppet-Master!”)

The Puppetmaster of Politics – Property of www.theheavensdeclare.net – exclusive copyrighted

 

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This massive constellation is comprised of the various constellations on this websiteTHE DESIRE OF AGES, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) are invited to listen to this chapter of the audio book about the Gospel of Jesus Christ in His life and ministry.

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Chapter 67 – Woes on the Pharisees

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) are invited to listen to this recording #162, a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s 90 minute nightly talk shows. This particular program aired in the last few years of his 50 year radio ministry, and includes caller’s questions regarding his teachings on “the end of the church age”…

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Daily Devotional, Year 4: March 14 (The Devil Made Me Do It Part 37: “The Dancing Plague of 1518”)

By admin On March 2nd, 2024

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Daily Devotional, Year 4: March 14

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The Devil Made Me Do It

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Part 37:

“The Dancing Plague of 1518”

To read Part 1, click here…October 13th . . . . The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 1

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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!”https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flip_Wilson_-_1970.jpg

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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 joke and mock “the silly and absurd notionthat Satan is a very active and powerful force controlling the peoples of this world, by laughingly saying…“The Devil made me do it! The Devil made me do it!

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SATAN, “THE GOD OF THIS WORLD”

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But the horrifying fact is, the Devil does indeed cause the vast percentage of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGworld’s inhabitants to do a great amount of things!

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After all, Ephesians, Chapter 2 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 verse is, “…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! The idea that the entire world’s inhabitants are filled with this evil, antichrist spirit is more than anybody is willing to accept, much less even admit!

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There has been a great mystery as to the cause of the “Dancing Plague of 1518 in Strasbourg France”.

“The outbreak began in July 1518 when a woman called Frau Troffea began to dance fervently and uncontrollably in a street in Strasbourg. Troffea kept up the constant dancing for a week. Soon, three dozen others joined in. By August, the “dancing plague” had claimed 400 victims. Dancers were beginning to collapse. It is said some even died from a stroke or heart attack. No one knew what caused this reaction, which meant no one understood how to remedy it. By early September, the outbreak began to subside, when the dancers were sent to a mountain shrine to pray for absolution.”

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Now, according to “experts”, the cause of this plague are unknown to this very day, although theories range from “Mass Psychosis” to “Demonic possession”.

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And this same Wikipedia article notes that similar phenomena occurred at various times and places in Medieval Europe.

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PENTACOSTAL SIGNS & WONDERS

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Nevertheless, such phenomena has continued on, even unto this very day. One such event occurred, taking on a religious form, which has been tagged as the Azusa Street Revival…

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Listen to Wikipedia…Another local paper reporter in September 1906 described the happenings with the following words: “…they cry and make howling noises all day and into the night. They run, jump, shake all over, shout to the top of their voice, spin around in circles, fall out on the sawdust blanketed floor jerking, kicking and rolling all over it. Some of them pass out and do not move for hours as though they were dead. These people appear to be mad, mentally deranged or under a spell. They claim to be filled with the spirit…” 

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This event has been credited as the beginning of the modern-day Pentacostal Movement. And still to this day, there are churches and evangelists which conduct large gatherings in which are Non-Biblical phenomena such as, “Falling Backwards”, “speaking in unintelligible babbling”, “Dancing in the Spirit”, “Drunkenness in the Spirit”, “Laughing in the Spirit”, etc….

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But even going outside of the churches, there are many unexplained phenomena occurring in the secular world.

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One such unexplained occurrence is growing phenomenon of “Gender Confusion” in which millions of people are no longer happy with their God-ordained gender. Thus we are seeing not only the public being overtaken by this unnatural compulsion, but the government and medical community has joined in this cultish phenomenon, even surgically removing sex-organs of people of most all ages, to somehow quell the perverted desire to become the opposite gender.

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Nevertheless, credit for all these various forms of so-called “Mass Psychosis” must be given to the dark forces which rule over this crazy world.

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Yes, the Bible reveals that Lucifer was long ago given rulership of this antichrist world-system! Listen…”2Co 4:3  But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 
2Co 4:4  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

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Even though there has been strange and demonic phenomena through history, today’s high-tech world has become the end-times engine for a grand perview of Satanic activity. Yes, now the entire world is increasingly able to watch through the high-tech p[ortals and see the workings of that “Prince of the Power of the Air”, as he sweeps through the nations with societal tsunamis, bringing judgment on the nations, overwhelming us with the increasingly horrific depths of sinful madness! Yes, just as giant waves of the ocean come, one-by-one, so are we flooded with one form of madness after another, whether in the music world, or sports, or government, television, Internet. 

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GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

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If there is any Good News in all of this world’s insanity, it is offer of Salvation in which we may aquire “Peace that surpasses all understanding!”

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Yes, by turning our eyes upon the Savior of the world, we may obtain “perfect peace” and divine rest” in a world which rages as the troubled sea which cannot rest.

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TO READ PART 19, CLICK HERE…

December 2 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 38: “Antisemitism: Satan’s Hatred Exposed!”)

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Lord, Help me to fully understand this kingdom of selfishness, this present antichrist world-system…

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January 11 (Cuttlefish & The False Prophet, Part 8: “And He Spake As A Dragon!”), and you may also read…March 18 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 5: “Satan’s Army of Mockers!”)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FINALLY WALKING UPWARD INTO THE HIGHWAYS OF ETERNITY

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Day by day, you will find yourself walking, like the Disciples, spreading the precious Gospel seed wherever the Spirit leads.

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Taking the lovely name of Jesus, with every word spoken. Walking through this sin-darkened world, witnessing to those who take notice that of a truth, Jesus is present within you. Even like faithful Enoch, walking through the highways and byways of life in this world, spreading the Gospel-seed of unpretentious love.

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Day by day, you will become more and more closed in with God. Moment by moment, your heart will become intertwined with God’s heart, eventually two hearts beating as one heart.

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And just like Enoch, when the appointed time of sojourning on earth is finally done…you will walk onward…and upward…and into the highways and byways of eternity. (“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” Genesis 5:24).

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Castor and Pollux & The Mystery Ship of Scripture”

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TOMORROW…

Daily Devotional, Year 4 – March 15 (How To Breeze Through The Coming Crisis! Part 8: “Pray Without Ceasing!” )

ABOVE PICTURE: Prayer – Wherefore He is able to save to the uttermost…” Hebrews 7:25

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) are invited to listen to this 44 chapter audio book, a brief history of the Church, from the Cross of Christ forward to the Return of Christ.

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Chapter 22 – Imprisonment and Death of John 

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) are invited to listen to this small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s nearly 50 year-long series of 90 minute nightly talk shows…This is Open Forum Show #73

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – November 21 (Taking Back This Nation for God! Part 24: “Misguided Mercy on the Border”)

By admin On February 14th, 2024

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – November 21

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Taking Back This Nation for God!

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Part 24:

“Misguided Mercy on the Border”

To read Part 1, click here…“March 28th (Taking Back This Nation For God)

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“The wicked shall be turned into Hell,

and all the nations that forget God.”

Psalm 9:17 

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“…but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel”

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THE ROOT OF THE CAUSE

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Not too long ago, the Leaders of the land were pressured to address the border crisis in which millions of foreigners were flooding into the United States.

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And because the calls for help became so loud and critical, the embarrassed leaders announced the creation of “The Border Czar” who promised to “get to the root cause of the migrant invasion”.

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Well, as media commentators predicted, that was the last time the “Border Czar” addressed the crisis. And the problem got much worse.

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Many who favored this invasion claimed that Jesus would be in favor of allowing poor people to come into a wealthy nation.

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But actually, God warned His people to jealously guard their borders… “‘But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land, those you allow to remain will become barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides. They will give you trouble in the land where you will live.” Numbers 33:55

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The Lord only allowed individual foreigners to come into The Promised Land on the condition that he renounced his former gods and instead, embraced the religion of Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews.

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But today, millions of citizens of the western nations are perplexed, even horrified by the moral/political/financial breakdown of society!

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“Why have we become so lawless?” is the question of the day.

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“But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.”

1st Timothy 6:9

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Yes, God in His mercy gave this nation His manifold blessings, knowing how His people suffered so greatly through the centuries of the Dark Ages of Europe! And He allowed the the Reformation nations to grow and thrive.

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But nations rise and nations fall. And though God greatly blessed The Reformation Nations their material abundance eventually became a curse.

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JUDGMENTS NOW FALLING…”And the cities of the nations fell”

Revelation 16:19

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It is obvious that God has left America to itself. Judgments are now falling…National debt climbing by billions every week, Irresponsible government spending, decriminalization of street-drugs, collapsed borders, increasing crime, cities-in-anarchy, rampant-sexual-perversion, rising immorality, corrupt justice-system, corrupt political system, censorship of free speech, decadent-school-systems, increasing brotherly-hate, increasing sodomy,

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Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.”

Matthew 24:12

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The general populace is greatly confounded by the government allowing the borders to be flooded with anyone and everyone crashing into the western nations. Many are deeply saddened to see all the lawlessness abounding. And yet, God’s people knew that lawlessness would abound in these last days before the 2nd Coming of Christ.

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Now, the so-called “party of compassion”, in their perverted understanding of compassion, pride themselves that they are showing mercy to those from poorer countries, allowing them to lawlessly crash through the borders of the western nations.

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And yet, while they “showing compassion” to one group, they are trampling on other groups who must suffer the consequences of allowing millions of non-citizens to come in and deplete the recourses of taxpaying citizens!

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“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

Psalms 9:17 

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But to get a fuller understanding of the underlying cause of the breakdown and collapse of the western nation, we must realize that the above verse from Psalms 9:17 is now being applied to the western nations which once embraced the Christian Reformation. Yes, the nations which once rejoiced in the Protestant Reformation have now turned their backs on Heaven and have pursued materialism, hedonism, secularism, and other related endeavors.

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FAVORITE CAUSE OF THE MONTH

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY”

Proverbs 25:25

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But even though the world was seemingly going mad, and sinking into the bottomless pit of sin, God was allowing all these things for the purpose of purifying His saints, and helping them to place all their hope and trust in Him, instead of trusting in Man, and in the institutions of men.

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And now, realizing that there was nothing left in the world for them to lean upon, God’s abounding grace caused His remnant people to fully trust in the exceeding great and precious promises of His Word. Thus, the saints of God began to shine in such a way that the secularists and apostate churches could not ignore! The promises of God’s Word now became like stepping-stones of safety in an upward highway of holiness out of the craziness and abject evil which burned like a fiery furnace all around the world! Now, the church became like highly polished gemstones, purified as precious gold and silver, and shining even as the Sun! And thus, God’s purpose of the Great Tribulation was fulfilled, and Christ was ready to return for His true Church, and God would bring them to be with Him, in Heaven.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Help me to escape this awful and fearful judgment which seems to be falling on this society. Let me hide myself in Thy secret pavilion until the indignation be overpast…

Pray for Our Nation sign – Wikimedia – Share-alike-lic.

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read May 12 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 10: “Mass Insanity, Or Devilish Design (or Both)?”)or you can also read this article…NOVEMBER 4 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 4: The God of This World Made Us Do It!)

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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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DRAGON’S WAVE OF WATER

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Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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In Revelation, the Dragon of Revelation 12 is described as having seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. However, the Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation  up in the night sky does not. But God has faithfully created this wave of water, in such a way, as to illustrate this same concept of the seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. Because this wave of water is basically comprised of ten stars.

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The main body of the wave has seven stars (#’s 1 thru 7, in the sketch), and the tip of the crest of the wave has the other three stars, (#’s 8, 9, 10).

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So in this wave, we see the same 7/10 numbering found in the Revelation description of the heads/horns/crowns of the Dragon.

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And this gives us a great clue, as to where in the Bible we should look, to find out the riddle as to just what or who do these 7 heads, 10 crowns, and 7 horns represent. Because, the Bible speaks very much about floods and waters as being associated with Satan (the Dragon).

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Listen again… “When the waves of death compassed me…THE FLOODS OF UNGODLY MEN made me afraid. The sorrows of Hell compassed me about;” 2nd Samuel 22:5.

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ATHEISM AND THE NUMBER “6”

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And so, without going into a lengthy discussion, let’s just say that of all the 7 heads of Antichrist, the head which most closely aligns with atheism would logically be the 6th head. And why the 6th head? The Book of Revelation, Chapter 13 warns that the Antichrist Beast has a number of 666. And it describes this number as being the “number of a man”. The number “6” in Scripture has to do with “Man”. It is a number which reminds of the 6th Day of Creation; the day that Man was created. Man was created on the 6th day. And so, Mankind is very much connected with the number “6” 

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And since atheism is the religion which holds Mankind as the supreme ruler of Earth, then the number “6”, being the number of Man, seems to correspond to the 6th head of Antichrist, very well. 

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Now these ideas may not be “written in stone”, as the saying goes. And nothing hinges upon, nor falls apart, with or without these theories. But sufficed to say, there is strong evidence that these concepts have biblical support. 

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And so, this 6th star in the Revelation 12 Dragon’s wave of water, would correspond to the 6th head of the Antichrist Beast. And as already said, “waves” in Scripture, represent the many false ideologies which Satan has flooded the world with, throughout time. So that is why this Signs Of Heaven website believes that atheism was the 6th head of Antichrist.

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But if the reader wishes to explore these things in more depth, please go to “Floodwaters of Satan-Introduction”.

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Floodwaters of the False Prophet: Socialism/Humanitarianism

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ganzfeld.jpgTOMORROW…

October 7 (The Devil Made Me Do It!” what are all the desires of the flesh and mind? sports, hobbies, careers, etc…)

photo – music headphones – psychic-Ganzfeld – Wikipedia – Public-domain

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Today’s Devotional January 30th (“The Nebuchadnezzar Syndrome”)

By admin On January 30th, 2024

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Today’s Devotional January 30th

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“The Nebuchadnezzar Syndrome”

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This world is full of pride.

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Yes, pride is literally dripping from every pour and crevice of this rebel-planet!

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You name it! In whatever area of life, it seems to be a source of pride for those who turn the machinery wheels of this society.

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“THE PRIDE OF MAN”

Psalm 31:20

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We humans get proud of our accomplishments: our talents and abilities, our outward beauty, our charismatic personalities, our good work-ethics, our genius, our inventive ideas and discoveries, our physical strength, our good morality.

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Yes, these are only just a few of the many areas in which we humans are filled with pride.

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We Can Do It! Rosie the Riveter – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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“ALTOGETHER BRUTISH & FOOLISH”

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But for those who place their trust in God’s Word, they soon discover that God does not give us such a glowing report-card.

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No, quite the opposite!

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You see, the Bible plainly lays bare the stark reality, that mankind is not nearly as bright and clever as we credit ourselves as being.

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For instance, the Bible says…“But they (the so-called wise men of all nations) are altogether brutish and foolish…”

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“Brutish (perhaps meaning, ‘stupid’) and foolish”: not a very flattering description, wouldn’t you agree?

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Pilgrim’s Progress – Then Atheist fell into a very great laughter – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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NEBUCHADNEZZAR’S FOOLISH PRIDE DEMOLISHED

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The story of King Nebuchadnezzar makes a fitting example of how people take credit for their accomplishments, instead of realizing that it is the unseen powers who are actually responsible for much of this world’s accomplishments.

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Listen, “…they shall make thee (King Nebuchadnezzar) to eat grass as oxen…until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He will…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? …and those that walk in pride He is able to abase.” Daniel 4:32, 34, 35, 37

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Yes, after having lived for years as a dumb animal, ol’ King Nebuchadnezzar finally realized that he wasn’t so smart after all! He ultimately understood that his wisdom and might, and strength and accomplishments were only possible because God permitted him to have those qualities.

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“THE PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGBut we shouldn’t think that this wicked King Nebuchadnezzar’s abilities were necessarily gifts from Heaven.

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No, but rather, the Bible reveals to us the following source of mankind’s supposed abilities…“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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Here is revealed that mankind is indwelt by the, “prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:”

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And if Satan is working within the children of disobedience, then we can just imagine what kinds of things he’s doing through fallen mankind!

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

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“THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH & THE SPIRIT OF ERROR”

1st John 4:6

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We humans aren’t nearly as moral, as clever, as talented, as hard-working, as witty, as we are led to believe. No, just like ol’ king Nebuchadnezzar, our abilities and talents are most likely just the result of the inner-workings of unseen spirits which indwell the people of this world.

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Mankind does not have the ability to walk according to his own intelligence. We are led by unseen spirits: some by the Spirit of Truth, but most by “the spirit of error”. Oh yes, God is ultimately in control of all things. But before we think that we are responsible for even our daily labor, and our daily accomplishments, let’s consider the verses presented here today in this devotional.

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“WITHOUT ME YE CAN DO NOTHING!”https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Demon_%26_angel_with_Tamara%27s_soul.png

John 15:5

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And truth-be-told, without the daily workings of one of those two spirits (either the Holy Spirit, or the Antichrist spirit), we would actually discover that we might rather be called “uninspired”, or  “low-intelligence”.

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And, there is little doubt that the dark days ahead will only prove these things to be true.

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Yes, at some point in the near future, God may just remove all spiritual prowess from working within us, so that we may discover just how unintelligent and unimaginative we really are!

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“DAY OF THE LORD…UPON…PROUD & LOFTY”

Isaiah 2:12

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Listen to Isaiah’s prophecy concerning the great day of God’s wrath…“For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:” Isaiah 2:12

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Yes, the Day of the Lord (which has already begun) will finally reveal to us just how foolish and unintelligent we really are!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Unfunny Judgment Day Cartoon – a party tonight – signsofheaven.org

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:St%C3%B6wer_Titanic_(colourized).jpgGET ON BOARD THE ARK OF SAFETY!

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But there is a way of escape from all this!

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Yes, it is still the day of Salvation.

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And all are invited to jump ship from this sinking Titanic planet, and climb aboard the Ark of Salvation, which is leaving this doomed world, for the wonderful Promised Land: a land of joyful song and innocent laughter.

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A land in which we will never grow old, but be forever young! 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Help me to prepare for the crisis which is now coming upon this world. Graciously allow me to hide Thy great and precious promises in my heart, that I might stand in this evil day which is already beginning… 

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…February 6 (It’s A Rosie-The-Riveter World, Part 4: “Without Me, Ye Can Do Nothing!”)or you can also read this next article…  November 22 (Planet Earth, Devil’s Island, Part 13: “Planet Earth: The True Globe Theater!”)

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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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A STAR & SCEPTER ARISES IN THE NIGHT SKY

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“Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.” Psalms 45:6

.Sceptre_and_Orb_and_Imperial_Crown_of_Austria Wikipedia photo by Michal Maňas 

Now, this 3rd brightest star in the night heavens, Arcturus, seems to very nicely fulfill the prophecy, “there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel” Numbers 24:17. But where would the scepter be in this prophecy? After all, it speaks not only of a star rising, but also of a scepter.

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NOT THE NORTHERN NOR THE SOUTHERN CROSS

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Cross-Scepter Constellation

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This is not the Northern Cross, nor is it the Southern Cross. This cross is made of stars from both the Serpens Constellation and the Ophiuchus Constellation. Here is a star-chart from Wikipedia, in which the editor of this site has sketched in this Cross/Scepter Constellation. The stars in this star-chart are accurately placed, and this Cross/Scepter Constellation stands out in brilliance, among the other stars in the night sky.

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The sketch below is the Summer Constellations, as seen when looking west. Well, if you look just to the south (south is to the left in this sketch) of Arcturus, you will see what appears to be a scepter. But this scepter also appears as a Cross. And this constellation has been named, the Cross/Scepter constellation. It can be seen in January, in the pre-dawn hours. Each night, it appears a little earlier, as it slowly inches its way westward. Finally this constellation dips below the western horizon, in the fall, not appearing again till January, back in the eastern sky.

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Now, as earlier stated, this wonderful prophecy (“there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel”) has its greatest fulfillment in the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Jesus is represented by that glorious Star. And His death on the Cross is truly His scepter of authority. Jesus died to save a world of rebellious sinners.

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ABOVE STAR-CHART – Cross-Scepter Constellation – Also known as the Ophiuchus and the Serpens Constellations Website has taken liberty of drawing in this Cross-Scepter Constellation upon a star-chart found on Wikipedia

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Cross/Scepter Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

January 31st (You Can’t Fix Hell!)

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20 MINUTE+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY IN JEREMIAH 

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.

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THIS IS STUDY #30 IS PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING, FORMER CEO OF FAMILY RADIO…

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Daily Devotional, Year 4, November 19 (“Habakkuk Says “RUN!” Part 25: “Fleeing From the Bottomless Pit!”

By admin On January 28th, 2024

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Daily Devotional, Year 4, November 19

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“Habakkuk Says “RUN!”

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Part 25:

“Fleeing From the Bottomless Pit!”

To read Part 1, click here…August 11th (Habakkuk Says “Run!”)

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“Psa_9:17  The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

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“Write the vision,

and make it plain upon tables,

that he may run that readeth it!” 

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Dear Reader, like Habakkuk says, it’s time to “RUN!”

Habakkuk 2:2

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, I pray that You would take me out of the horrible slimy pit of lukewarmness, and give me the ability to run the Christian “race with patience”…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…August 17 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 8: “Sinking Into The Bottomless Pit”), or you can also read…June 29 (Flee To The Mountain! Part 26: “Jeremiah’s Cup of Fury! The Removal of the Holy Spirit” CONTINUED)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“And there appeared a great wonder (or sign) in heaven; a woman…And there appeared another wonder (sign) in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads…And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God…And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” Rev. 12:1, 3, 6, 15

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Here is a sketch of this Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12. This is the Winter Constellations of Signs Of Heaven. Besides Orion and his Horse, we also see pictured in this sketch, the Dragon of Revelation 12.

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This Revelation 12 Woman Constellation is fleeing. As you can see, the Dragon Constellation is spewing a flood of water in her direction, as is written… “And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” Revelation 12:15. This wave of water represents Satan’s lies, and his false teachers who tell those lies.

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ABOVE STAR-CHART – Early Winter in the east – Orion, Revelation 12 Woman (AKA Ursa Major) – Revelation 12 Dragon (AKA Hyades, Pleiades, etc.) – Goodly Horse in Battle with Rider (Camelopardelis, Perseus, Cassiopeia, Andromeda, etc…) – www.signsofheaven.org – Not for profit use!

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GOD’S MESSAGE: FLEE!!

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Beholding the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation in winter, it seems that God is trying to get a very important message across to His people: that His Church is to flee! But what are they to flee from? Well, you can go to the article titled “The Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation”

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WINTER CONSTELLATIONS-SEEN IN FALL: This sketch to the right is how this constellation group appears in the eastern sky in fall. This is the four primary constellations of the Winter Constellations. They can be seen in this position, in the late fall above the eastern horizon. TheWoman of Revelation 12 is commonly called Ursa Major or The Big Dipper and appears in the north. Orion the Soldier is the at the bottom is to the south of the Woman. The The Dragon of Revelation Constellation’s mouth is The Hyades Cluster, and the tip of his tail is Pleiades, and hisWave of Water is primarily the Auriga constellation. The Glorious Horse Constellation head is ofPerseus Constellation and his rear end is Cassiopeia Constellation.

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1″

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Daily Devotional, Year 4: January 29 (Noble Bereans, Part 46: “God’s Law & The United States” FURTHER CONTINUED )

By admin On January 27th, 2024

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Daily Devotional, Year 4: January 29

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Noble Bereans,

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Part 46:

“God’s Law & The United States”

FURTHER CONTINUED 

To read part 1, click here…”September 2nd (Noble Bereans?)”

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“Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden,

and I will give you REST.

Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me;

for I am meek and lowly in heart:

and ye shall find REST unto your souls.

For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30…

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So, in this little series, the subject of those noble Bereans has been introduced. And today, it is still worthy of a little more exploration into another area of concern.

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Let’s review the key Bible passage… “And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming there, went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:10, 11

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AN OPEN-MINDED SPIRIT IN BEREA

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And so, the Bereans were ready to receive new teachings, which no doubt, conflicted with the supposed, “orthodox” teachings of that day.

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Thus there was an open-mindedness which permeated their hearts, and a willingness to search the Scriptures daily, in hopes that these seemingly new teachings were indeed true!

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A PLEASANT GOSPEL NOW PREACHED

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Through the decades, the Adventist denomination has gradually moved away from making the writings of Ellen White the chief reference of their doctrinal understanding.

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Oh yes, they still acknowledge her as being a messenger of the three angel’s messages. But they have pretty much transformed themselves into the same type of Gospel as most other evangelical churches and denominations.

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And one may hear an occasional quote from her writings: usually a rather nice, innocuous statement about some particular aspect of everyday Christian life.

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SUNDAY WORSHIP: TO BECOME THE MARK

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Nevertheless, that particular denomination still clings to the idea that Sunday worship will soon become the Mark of the Beast, and that Saturday worship is the true seal of God.

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And after all, this is what Ellen White taught, didn’t she?

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“MANY LESSONS TO LEARN…AND…TO UNLEARN”

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But while teaching various Bible doctrines, Ellen White also made the following statement…

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Listen…“We have many lessons to learn, and many, many to unlearn. God and Heaven alone are infallible. Those who think that they will never have to give up a cherished view, never have occasion to change an opinion, will be disappointed. As long as we hold to our own ideas and opinions with determined persistency, we cannot have the unity for which Christ prayed.” {Christian Experience and Teaching p. 203}

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Here is a very dramatic statement regarding her teachings, and regarding the stance which any church or denomination should have taken. In other words, those who refuse to move away from some cherished doctrinal understanding in the light of new biblical information, will ultimately be swept away into the Stygian darkness which enshrouds all stubbornness and defiance within Christendom.

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“THERE REMAINETH A REST TO THE PEOPLE OF GOD”

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For our primary example of how God often works, Ellen White spoke of the Sabbath in terms of the letter of the law, as does the Old Testament. And to this very day, most of her adherents cling to this teaching.

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But as the January 27 devotional (click here) attempted to teach, the Sabbath Rest which remains to the people of God is not merely a one-day-per-week, 24-hour long rest from physical labor, but rather is a spiritual rest which we receive in Jesus.

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And this 24/7/365 spiritual rest is the true seal of God!

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And of course, there are a number of articles and devotionals on this website dealing with this.

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But as Revelation, Chapter 14 prophesies concerning the Mark of the Beast…“And the smoke of http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Human_stress.jpgtheir torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.” Revelation 14:11

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Here is revealed that those who worship the Beast and his image have no rest day nor night. And this rest is the same Greek word found in Matthew 11:28-30…“Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you REST. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find REST unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.”

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This is the same rest which is spoken of in Revelation 14:11. It is a spiritual rest which the world cannot and will not receive, until they begin to wholly trust in Christ as their Savior.

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SUNDAY: A WORK-DAY

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Conversely, when E.G. White spoke of Sunday, she was literally speaking of that one-day-per-week, 24-hour period which almost the entire Christian world regards as “The Lord’s Day”.

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And yet, by reading her writings, she almost always spoke of the apostate church-world as loving this present world, being mere professors of serving Christ. This was the constant theme found throughout her writings, whenever she spoke of the church’s apostasy.

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And so, it was not merely the attendance of church on the “wrong” day of the week which condemned any particular churchgoer. But instead, it is loving this present selfish world which is the actual root of bitterness within the heart of any and every apostate professor of Christ.

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And Sunday worship? Well, one can probably conclude that when she spoke of Sunday, it is actually just symbolic of anyone who loves this present, Babylonian, sun-worshiping world, and yet attempts to serve Christ at the same time.

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It is merely symbolic of any act of rebellion against and rejection of the commandments of God, for the “commandments of men” (“But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” Matthew 15:9) .

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And let’s face it, living for and loving this present selfish world is the greatest of all acts of rebellion by Mankind against the commandments of God!

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WHOSE CHARACTER IS WRITTEN ON MY HEART?

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Therefore, we must not get the idea that merely attending church on either Saturday or Sunday will determine which camp we are in: the Saved or the Lost.

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But rather, it is just whose name is written in our forehead (our heart): either the character of Christ or the character of Satan; this is what truly determines just who has the true seal of God or who has the true Mark of the Beast!

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ABOVE PICTURE: The Most Holy Place in the Heart

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Nevertheless, every Noble Berean is highly encouraged to listen to the audio reading of Chapter 27 of Ellen White’s book, The Great Controversy, by simply scrolling down toward the bottom of today’s devotional.

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TO READ PART 47, CLICK HERE…

September 25 (Noble Bereans, Part 47: “Do Ellen White and Harold Camping Agree?”)

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be an open-minded seeker of truth, even if it means giving up a very highly regarded Church opinion! Let me be willing to investigate any seemingly new teaching if it appears to have some biblical validity…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…August (Noble Bereans, Part 16: “The Signs Of Heaven?”) or you can also read…September 17 (Noble Bereans, Part 20: “Re-thinking Ellen White Regarding Her Old Testament Statements”), or you can also read…October 30 (Noble Bereans, Part 26 – “The Message of the Third Angel of Revelation 14”)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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Day by day, you will find yourself walking, like the Disciples, spreading the precious Gospel seed wherever the Spirit leads.

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Taking the lovely name of Jesus, with every word spoken. Walking through this sin-darkened world, witnessing to those who take notice that of a truth, Jesus is present within you. Even like faithful Enoch, walking through the highways and byways of life in this world, spreading the Gospel-seed of unpretentious love.

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Day by day, you will become more and more closed in with God. Moment by moment, your heart will become intertwined with God’s heart, eventually two hearts beating as one heart.

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And just like Enoch, when the appointed time of sojourning on earth is finally done…you will walk onward…and upward…and into the highways and byways of eternity. (“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” Genesis 5:24).

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Castor and Pollux & The Mystery Ship of Scripture”

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judas_Iscariot#/media/File:The-Last-Supper-large.jpgTOMORROW…

January 30 (The False Prophet, Part 26: “Many Shall Say…Lord, Lord!”)

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) are invited to listen to this 44 chapter audio book is a brief history of the Church, from the Cross of Christ forward to the Return of Christ.

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Chapter 27 – Modern Revivals

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) are invited to listen to this small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s nearly 50 year long series of 90 minute nightly talk shows…This is Open Forum Show #79

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Daily Devotional, Year 4: January 28 (Noble Bereans, Part 45: “God’s Law & The United States” CONTINUED)

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Daily Devotional, Year 4: January 28

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“God’s Law & The United States”

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To read part 1, click here…”September 2nd (Noble Bereans?)”

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So, in this little series, the subject of those noble Bereans has been introduced. And today, it is still worthy of a little more exploration into another area of concern.

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Let’s review the key Bible passage… “And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming there, went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:10, 11

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AN OPEN-MINDED SPIRIT IN BEREA

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And so, the Bereans were ready to receive new teachings, which no doubt, conflicted with the supposed, “orthodox” teachings of that day.

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Thus, there was an open-mindedness which permeated their hearts, and a willingness to search the Scriptures daily, in hopes that these seemingly new teachings were indeed true!

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THE GREAT CONTROVERSY

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Yesterday’s devotional (click here) focused on the 25th chapter of Ellen White’s book, “The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan”, which deals with the changing of the 7th-Day Sabbath to the 1st-Day Lord’s Day.

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And this chapter lays out a concise history of how Satan worked through humans to affect this totally unbiblical change.

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And this same chapter 25, made the prediction that the United States of America would eventually be transformed from a Christian-oriented society into the 2nd beast, the “False Prophet” of Revelation 13, forcing the entire world to bow down to and worship the 1st Beast, the Church of Rome (actually, the Church of Rome being the 5th head of the 1st beast).

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PROPHECIES NOW FULFILLED

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And while yesterday’s devotional (click here) focused more on the 7th-Day Sabbath, today’s https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1858-great-controversy-book-cover.JPGdevotional will briefly explore into the true fulfillment of the 1st and 2nd beasts of Revelation 13.

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As already stated in yesterday’s devotional (click here), we have a great advantage of viewing the fulfillment of Bible prophecy as it is now occurring.

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And while Ellen White did an amazing job of looking forward in time from her vantage point in the 1880’s, we now have a much broader perspective, as we see exactly how things have unfolded in these last days.

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SATAN’S ANTICHRIST WORLD-SYSTEM

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Yes, the antichrist beast is comprised of kings and kingdoms (including the apostate portion of Christianity).

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The Church of Rome was merely the 5th head of the 7-headed beast, even though that “Great Harlot” church played the primary role as persecutor of God’s people throughout most of the New Testament history. (See Revelation 17:1 & 19:2 for “Great Harlot” reference)

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“…THAT SPIRIT WHICH NOW WORKETH…”

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Likewise, the 2nd beast of Revelation 13, the False Prophet, while originating in the United States, is actually the spirit of the “Prince of the Power of the Air, that spirit which now works in the children of disobedience” Ephesians 2:2

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In other words, rather than being merely a single nation, this 2nd Beast, the False Prophet, is none other than the diabolical spirit-being, Satan, as he works invisibly through the hearts of men who are actuated by his antichrist spirit. And this two-horned spirit agency of evil, is working around the clock and around the world to compel the human race to bow down and worship his antichrist world-system, thus giving him homage he so greatly desires.

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Therefore, the 2nd Beast is working on many fronts to cause the world’s citizenry to bow down to the character of Satan: his character being manifested throughout this evil world-system in various ways.

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SATAN’S CHARACTER MANIFESTED THROUGH VARIOUS MEANS

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For an example of how Satan compels humans to worship him, the television broadcasts the various qualities of his character on a 24/7/365 basis: anger, lust, unbelief, pride, violence, revenge, greed, selfishness, and a form of counterfeit goodness, etc….

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These qualities are seen in the various daily TV shows and advertisements, howbeit are greatly disguised by a shroud of counterfeit goodness, humanitarianism, friendliness, and morality.

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STUDY, NOBLE BEREAN, STUDY!!!

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Now, time does not permit this short devotional to explore into the exact nature of the Beast’s Mark. But hopefully, tomorrow’s devotional (click here) will further accomplish that task.

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In the meanwhile, every “Noble Berean” is encouraged to listen to today’s 21-minute audio of Chapter 26 of Ellen White’s book, The Great Controversy, by simply scrolling down to near the bottom of this page.

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pray_for_Our_Nation_sign_IMG_3291.JPGTO READ PART 3, OF “GOD’S LAW & THE UNITED STATES”, CLICK HERE…

January 29 (Noble Bereans, Part 46: “God’s Law & The United States” FURTHER CONTINUED )

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be an open-minded seeker of truth, even if it means giving up a very highly regarded Church opinion! Let me be willing to investigate any seemingly new teaching if it appears to have some biblical validity…

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READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read…August (Noble Bereans, Part 16: “The Signs Of Heaven?”) or you can also read…NOVEMBER 23 (Noble Bereans, Part 20: “Re-thinking Ellen White Regarding Her Old Testament Statements”), or you can also read…October 18 (Noble Bereans, Part 26 – “The Message of the Third Angel of Revelation 14”)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FINALLY WALKING UPWARD INTO THE HIGHWAYS OF ETERNITY

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Day by day, you will find yourself walking, like the Disciples, spreading the precious Gospel seed wherever the Spirit leads.

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Taking the lovely name of Jesus, with every word spoken. Walking through this sin-darkened world, witnessing to those who take notice that of a truth, Jesus is present within you. Even like faithful Enoch, walking through the highways and byways of life in this world, spreading the Gospel-seed of unpretentious love.

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Day by day, you will become more and more closed in with God. Moment by moment, your heart will become intertwined with God’s heart, eventually two hearts beating as one heart.

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And just like Enoch, when the appointed time of sojourning on earth is finally done…you will walk onward…and upward…and into the highways and byways of eternity. (“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” Genesis 5:24).

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Castor and Pollux & The Mystery Ship of Scripture”

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January 29 (Noble Bereans, Part 46: “God’s Law & The United States” FURTHER CONTINUED )

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) are invited to listen to this 44 chapter audio book is a brief history of the Church, from the Cross of Christ forward to the Return of Christ.

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Chapter 26 – Facing Life’s Record

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) are invited to listen to this small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s nearly 50 year-long series of 90 minute nightly talk shows…This is Open Forum Show #77

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Daily Devotional – November 17 (Look Up, Lift Up Your Heads! Part 10 (“All Day Long I Have Stretched Forth My Hands”)

By admin On January 23rd, 2024

Rom_10:21  But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

Isa 14:26  This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.
Isa 14:27  For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and His hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?

Joh_3:16  For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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To His right is a thief, likewise suffering on a cross. To His left is another man, also being crucified for his sins. One man turns to the Savior…”Lord, remember me when You come into your kingdom. The other man continues mocking Jesus.

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And watching all this is a crowd of curious onlookers, each one trying to decide, “Is this man hanging on that Cross, truly the Son of God as He claimed to be?”

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The Cross is a wonderful picture of God’s great love for the world. Picture the Savior, lifted up above the earth with outstretched arms, calling to all…”Mat 11:28  Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Mat 11:29  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Mat 11:30  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. ”

And the call goes out to each and every human…”All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people”

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“Dear Lord, Help me to focus the eyes of my understanding only upon Jesus…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “MARCH 6 (How To Have Heaven Now!)”or you can also read… JANUARY 9 (The Time of Trouble! Part 1: Armageddon In The Sky!)

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STRETCHED FROM SKY TO SKY

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In 2012, this constellation was revealed. It is comprised of all the other constellations on this website, as they appear in the night-sky. The only way to really see this constellation, is to become very totally familiar with this website. This is because this incredible constellation spans both the summer and winter skies. This constellation is actually in a semi-circle, as it appears in the night-sky. These pictures, however, show it as it would appear straightened out.

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There is an old song which goes… “The love of God is greater far than tongue or pen can ever tell; It goes beyond the highest star, and reaches to the lowest Hell

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But the last verse of this song says… “Could we with ink the ocean fill, And were the skies of parchment made, were every stalk on earth a quill, And every man a scribe by trade; To write the love of God above, would drain the ocean dry; Nor could the scroll contain the whole, though stretched from sky to sky.” Now what makes all this so extremely interesting, is that this verse was found scribbled on the wall of a deceased “insane” person’s cell in a psychiatric sanitarium, upon removing his corpse.

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And little did this “insane” man realize, that God had actually written His love and inscribed that love on the scroll (of the sky). And God had actually stretched that picture of love from sky to sky, just as the song-verse said.

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And now God has revealed this heavenly portrait of the Son of Man, writhing in pain for a planet who cares very little for Him. (These constellations span both summer and winter sky, and this constellation in this picture to the right actually appears much more curved in the sky.)

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And just like the Bible, God has made these signs in such a way, that they are true enough for the Believers to believe; but doubtful enough for the scorners to scorn.   

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“With the merciful Thou wilt show Thyself merciful;

with an upright man Thou wilt show Thyself upright;

With the pure Thou wilt show Thyself pure;

and with the froward (crooked) Thou wilt show Thyself froward (unsavory).

For Thou wilt save the afflicted people;

but wilt bring down high looks.

Psalm 18:25-27

(parenthetical explanations from concordance) 

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Question_book_magnify2.svgREAD MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Sign of the Son of Man in Heaven Constellation 

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TOMORROW…

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http://christianimagesource.com/prophet_jeremiah_g341-prophet_jeremiah__image_2_p2281.html20+ MINUTE AUDIO JEREMIAH STUDY

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O NOBLE BEREAN TRUTH-SEEKER, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.

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THIS IS STUDY #1, PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING…

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ABOVE PAINTING: The Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JANUARY 21 (Like Likes Like!)

By admin On January 20th, 2024

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JANUARY 21

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Like Likes Like!

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“As is the earthy,

such are they also that are earthy:

and as is the heavenly,

such are they also that are heavenly.”

1st Corinthians 15:48

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One of the lesser known geniuses of the Twentieth Century was an outspoken atheist/philosopher/theoretical-physicist/, Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988).

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This man was associate and sometimes tutor to the likes of people, for example, like Albert Einstein, a fellow Jew. And besides being a college professor, and participant in the Manhattan Project, his life was devoted to the discovery of the principles of physics.

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Now one of Feynman’s most infamous statements is the phrase, “Like likes like”, which has to do with the attraction of like-molecules to each other. And many, no doubt, have used Feynman’s quote, applying it to different aspects to everyday life!

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Feynman and Oppenheimer at Los Alamos – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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PAUL’S ASSESSMENT OF THIS THEORY

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Yes, that phrase, “Like likes like” can apply to many aspects of life! And this theory can also apply to thehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PaulT.jpg spiritual life!

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Listen… “As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.” 1st Corinthians 15:48

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Now this above verse presents a similar idea to Feynman ‘s theory, “Like likes like”. Of course, Paul uttered it much more eloquently and almost 2,000 years prior to Feynman!

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But it must be noted that things in the natural world usually have their spiritual counterpart!

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Paul the Apostle – Artist – Valentin de Boulogne or Nicolas Tournier – circa 1500s – Wikipedia – public domain

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SPIRITUAL THINGS FOOLISH TO THE WORLD

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And the Bible gives a confirmation to 1st Corinthians 15:48, found in 1st Corinthians 2:14… “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

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Here is an even more defined application of this truth of life!

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Yes, those who are natural (carnal) have little stomach for spiritual things!

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They are foolishness to such earthly-minded men!

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Paul persecuted by Pharisees & Sadducees – www.thebiblerevival.com – US Public Domain

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“LIKE LIKES LIKE” IN THE CHURCH

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So this theory of “Like likes like” is also seen in the church world too!

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Listen… “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” Romans 8:7, 8

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As this above passage states, there are carnally-minded persons in God’s house! And some of these happen to be behind the pulpits!

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Listen again… “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” 2nd Corinthians 11:14, 15

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So here we see that Satan has his own ministers within the church. And many of them will so cleverly cloak their lies, mingling them in the truth, that they will “deceive, if possible, even the Elect!” Matthew 24:24

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Evangelist Preaching – Church – Audience hands – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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HERETICAL HERMENEUTIC

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Satan has cleverly introduced a totally unbiblical doctrine into the church! It is sometimes called the “hermeneutic of literal interpretation”, or, “The Historical-Grammatical Method of Interpretation”.

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And to define it concisely,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jacob_Wrestling_with_the_Angel.jpg it is the doctrine that the Bible must be interpreted as literal as possible! In other words, unless context demands an allegorical interpretation, the Bible student must not try to see a spiritual meaning!

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Take for example, the Bible account of Jacob wrestling with the man through the night, must only be understood literally. There can be no allegorical understanding.

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Or take, for another example, the various bowls of God’s wrath, as presented in Revelation, Chapter 16. Those various plagues must be interpreted as literal as possible.

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Jacob Wrestling with the Angel – Wikipedia – public domain

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THE BIBLE A SPIRITUAL BOOK!

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Now the Bible is a spiritual book. And there is absolutely no scripture which commands us to http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpgabstain from trying to see the spiritual meaning of the various stories found in the Gospels, or the Old Testament! And so, this phantom hermeneutic has no biblical origin! It was totally contrived by theologians of the past, and is still a cardinal rule of interpretation to this very day!

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Now, this is not to say that every Bible teacher who subscribes to this hermeneutic is a heretic! No, but Satan has deceived, if possible, even the very Elect! He has successfully brought in this hermeneutic, and has caused many sincere Bible teachers to accept this unbiblical teaching! And even though there is nothing which commands Bible students to adhere to this hermeneutic, they have somehow been deceived in this area of Bible study!

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LOCKED OUT OF DEEPER TRUTHS!

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And so, as a result, the vast majority of Christians have been locked out from understanding much of the Bible!

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As an example, most Christians cannot understand that the Old Testament prophets, when speaking concerning Israel and Jews, were also speaking of the Church! And so, they cannot see the spiritual truths which are so often veiled in allegories!

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Bible and Key Divination – cropped image – Wikimedia – Share-alike license

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THE EARTHLY-MINDED DESIRE EARTHLY TRUTHS

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The problem is, that when carnally-minded men try to interpret spiritual truths, they tend to gravitate towards an earthly interpretation! The theory, “Like likes like” applies to these carnally-minded men! They being earthly, are attracted to earthly interpretations!

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For instance, when trying to understand the meaning of locusts, in Revelation, Chapter 9, they will invariably attempt to find some earthly meaning! They cannot see the spiritual application, that locusts represent the various ways that God allows the Devil to destroy our spiritual crops, so to speak!

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In other words, God, in His attempt to bring us to repentance, will sometimes allow the Devil to remove our earthly blessings! And then, in our consternation, we will hopefully turn back to the Lord, in humble prayer and sorrow for sin!   

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THE GOOD NEWS!

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“To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna”

Revelation 2:17

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The Good News is that once God gives us spiritual eyes to see the deeper truths of Scripture, we will begin to see through the eyes of Jesus, the “hidden Manna”, which is literally found all through the Bible!

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And as we become nourished up in that hidden Manna, we then can begin to walk that upward pathway, which leads us to the “Jerusalem above”!

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James Tissot – The Gathering of the Manna – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“Give ear, O My people, to My law:

incline your ears to the words of My mouth.

I will open My mouth in a parable:

I will utter dark sayings of old:

Which we have heard and known,

and our fathers have told us.

We will not hide them from their children,

shewing to the generation to come

the praises of the LORD, and His strength,

and His wonderful works that He hath done.”

Psalm 78:1-4

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Give me a love for spiritual things. Let me not be deceived by those teachers who force Christians to deny spiritual truths of Scripture, veiled by allegories and metaphors…

Woman Praying – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Ark of the Covenant Constellation, Pt. 2: How To Enter The Most Holy Place”, or you can also read… February 15th (The Two Images!)” 

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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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THE FIVE FOOLISH VIRGINS STARS

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A new constellation has been revealed, as of about May 29th, 2014.

Serpent Constellation

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This constellation appears as a snake. Its body is comprised of stars from the Bootes Constellation, and its jaws are made of the four stars which Babylonians saw as the head of Draco, the Dragon. It also has a small single star for an eye.

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Now in this constellation is a group of five stars, which will be called “The Five Foolish Virgins Stars”. These are located on the opposite side of the Glorious Crown of 12 Stars, from the Five Wise Virgins Stars. But one big difference between the two is, that The Five Wise are curved around the Glorious Crown, while the Five Foolish are curved away from it!

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ABOVE STAR-CHART (with constellation drawn in by this website)- Serpent with Wise Virgins not Attached – seen late summer into fall only – Serpent Constellation – comprised of the head of Draco, plus stars from the Bootes Constellation – www.signsofheaven.org – not for profit use

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READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Five Foolish Virgins Stars”

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TOMORROW…

” JANUARY 22 (Enduring Afflictions)”

Christian and Apollyon – Pilgrim’s Progress – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

 

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20 MINUTE+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY IN JEREMIAH 

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded Bible truth-seekers) ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.

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THIS STUDY #386 IS PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING, FORMER CEO OF FAMILY RADIO…

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ABOVE PICTURE: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

Daily Devotional, Year 4 – November 14 (Mark Now Given, Part 14: “The Golden Image of Daniel-2 the Antichrist Beast?”)

By admin On January 19th, 2024

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – November 14

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Mark Now Given?

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Part 14:

“The Golden Image of Daniel-2 the Antichrist Beast?”

To read Part 1, click here…April 3rd (Mark Now Given? Part 1)

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As the world transforms itself into a totalitarian police-state, many are questioning whether these are the end-time events prophesied of in Revelation, in which…And he (the False Prophet Beast) had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Revelation 13:15

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Here is a prophecy which strikes a nerve in those who realize that many governments are now capable of preventing any one person or even all persons from buying or selling. And many in the Christian community are asking themselves…“Are we now witnessing the world preparing for the dreaded “Mark” which will be given to all those who refuse to bow down to Satan’s beast-like, antichrist world-system?” 

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Today’s devotional would like to spend a few moments on this subject as revealed in the little Book of Daniel.

Marines stand in a crowd control formation – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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GOLDEN IMAGE OF A MAN

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Listen to this prophecy from Daniel, regarding the worship of an image…Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon…Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages…whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. Daniel 3:1, 4, 6

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Here is a prophecy which lays out a basic concept for what the world will be forced to go through in the near future. (Notice this image’s dimensions are “60” cubits and “6” cubits)

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That is, the entire world will be compelled to bow down to Satan’s antichrist world-system. And those who refuse to bow down will be cast alive into some type of “fiery furnace”!

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So, our goal today will be to hopefully unravel this prophecy.

Nebuchadnezzar’s golden image and The fiery furnace – Daniel 3-12 – www.thebiblerevival.com

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paradise_Lost_3.jpgThat thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!…How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!”

Isaiah 14:4, 12

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First, as this above verse reveals, the King of Babylon is referred to as, “O Lucifer, son of the morning”.

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And because this golden image was in the image of the King of Babylon, who in reality, was a picture of Lucifer, this account from Daniel, indicates that the world will actually be bowing down to “the god of this world”, Lucifer, now given the office and title of “Satan”, and “The Devil”.

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

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPG“And they (every unsaved human) worshipped the dragon (Satan) which gave power unto the beast (Satan’s antichrist world-system): and they worshipped the beast (i.e., loving Satan’s antichrist world-system, the world)…”

Revelation 13:4 (parenthetical notations by website Editor)

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Next, this image of the King of Babylon was actually the image of the various kingdoms which have ruled the world through the past centuries, even up till today.

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But this golden statue (6 cubits wide and 60 cubits high) was crafted into the image of a human, which, in reality, represents the various kingdoms of Mankind, as Satan works through fallen humans to carry out his grand scheme in his rebellion against Heaven, and against Heaven’s Jesus.

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

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Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do!”

John 8:44

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Antifa_@_Trump_in_Phoenix_8-22-17.jpgAnd isn’t it true that unsaved humanity doesn’t really believe they worship Satan?

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No, but what we must understand is this: that this fallen antichrist world-system was created to be in the image and likeness of Lucifer, the unseen spirit-ruler of this tragically fallen world of selfish lusts and desires.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anti-Christian_sign_in_Federal_Plaza_Chicago.jpgAnd so, by merely loving this world of sin and selfishness, we are actually bowing down to Satan’s fallen, sinful character. Thus, whoever’s character we have, determines who we worship!

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Oh yes, we can say, “Oh I love Jesus, so, so much!!!”

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But if our lives are filled with unholy words and selfish actions and world-loving desires and proud aspirations, then we are followers, NOT of Christ, but actually of Lucifer, the fallen angel-spirit, who rules this fallen, self-serving world!

Antifa @ Protest Trump in Phoenix – 8-22-17 – Wikipedia – GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2

Anti-Christian rally in Chicago – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

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“And I (God) will bring the third part through the fire (of tribulation), and will refine them as silver…and…gold is tried: they shall call on My Name, and I will hear them…”

Zechariah 13:9 (Parenthetical comment by website Editor)

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https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/d/dore/gustave/bible/chapter50.htmlNow we come to the question regarding the fiery furnace. What does it mean to be “cast into the fiery furnace?”

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Simple! A furnace is merely a Bible metaphor (an analogy) about being persecuted and afflicted.

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Listen…“Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.” Isaiah 48:10

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So, now it becomes clear that this last-day tribulation is actually God’s means of purifying for Himself, a holy people, who can now walk by faith alone, tried and tested in the fires of affliction.

(And let’s not forget that this is not the first time God’s people faced severe tribulation! No, just read such books as Foxes Book of Martyrs. God’s people have endured centuries of persecution through the Dark Ages of Europe!)

Fiery Furnace by Gustave Dore’ courtesy of adelaide.edu.au

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https://theheavensdeclare.net/television-the-image-that-speaks/“…as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”

Revelation 13:15

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And as far as this above verse about being killed, the Bible makes clear that not only must Christians die physically, but true Christians must die spiritually too: “Dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:11 

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So, either way, or both types of death will fulfill this Revelation 13 prophecy….and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Revelation 13:15

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“all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.”

1st Corinthians 10:11

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Book_of_Revelation_Chapter_9-1_%28Bible_Illustrations_by_Sweet_Media%29.jpgAnd as this true historical account continues, Daniel’s three friends refused to bow down to this “Golden Image”, and they all three were cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.” Daniel 3:11

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Now of course, this true account, as with all of the Bible accounts, were given as, not only prophecies, but also…“all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” 1st Corinthians 10:11

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Yes, this true historical account was orchestrated by God to help God’s persecuted people throughout history. Yes, not only do all these Bible accounts show us the things we must also go through, but they likewise encourage us in our own personal tribulations!

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https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/d/dore/gustave/bible/chapter50.html“He (The King of Babylon) answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”

Daniel 3:25

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ISIL_Execution_of_man_September_2014.jpgAnd so, even though these three youths were cast into that fiery furnace, heated up 7-times hotter, they didn’t die…

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Listen…“He (The King of Babylon) answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.” Daniel 3:25

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No, they were not hurt. As a matter of fact, in that furnace of affliction, there appeared…“the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.” Daniel 3:25   

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Yes, there is no greater closeness to Christ, as when a Believer suffers in the fires of afflictions which happen to us, either small or great! Not only during the soon-coming great last trial, but Christ is walking about with us even in our present-hour trials, be they little or great!

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And God is allowing all these trials to strengthen our faith in His Word, so that we can say…“But He (God) knoweth the way that I take: when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.” Job 23:1

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Here is the actual reason for the coming trials before us: that we “shall come forth as [purified] gold!”, now fully molded into the glorious image of our beloved Lord, Jesus!

Fiery Furnace by Gustave Dore’ courtesy of adelaide.edu.au

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3A120310censorship.jpgTO READ PART 12, CLICK HERE…

Year 4, March 14: (Mark Now Given? Part 12: “The Internet Mob’s ‘Cancel-Culture’”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Help me to become fully armored up for the coming battle…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… March 1st (A Designer Jesus!), or you can also read this article…JULY 23 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 13: The Evangelical Cult!)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her (Babylon), My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4 

The Pleiades: Mystery Babylon: Mother of Harlots

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God has a people in Babylon. Yes, Mystery Babylon is the Mother of Harlots. The sketch to the left shows her riding this beast with 7 heads and 10 horns.

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But in that spiritual city, there are those who still love God to a certain degree. And before the final plagues are poured out upon her, God has been and will continue to call His people out of her… “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her (Babylon), my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

Captive Angel Constellation

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And so in addition to The Pleiades appearing as the Harlot Mother, we also see this second depiction of The Pleiades as an angel, which symbolizes God’s people, walking the downward pathway to destruction. They must be called out of Babylon before it’s too late!

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ABOVE PHOTO: Pleiades – Robert Gendler – NASA

ABOVE PICTURE: The Pleiades: Mystery Babylon: Mother of Harlots

ABOVE PICTURE: The Pleiades: The Captive Angel Constellation

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

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Microphone_icons#/media/File:Icon_announcer.svgTOMORROW…

“JANUARY 20 (Eternal Torment? Part 5: The Talk Show)”

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20 MINUTE+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY IN JEREMIAH 

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.

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THIS STUDY #384 IS PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING, FORMER CEO OF FAMILY RADIO…

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ABOVE PICTURE: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – November 13 (Atheism Exposed: Nature’s Witnesses, Part 19: ‘Law & Order Written on Our Hearts)

By admin On January 16th, 2024

Gen 3:17  And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree (of the knowledge of good and evil), of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

 

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – November 13

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Nature’s Witnesses,

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Part 19:

‘Law & Order Written on Our Hearts’

To read Part 1, click here…January 25th (Nature’s Witnesses)

 

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“For not the hearers of the law are just before God,

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but the doers of the law shall be justified.
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For when the Gentiles, which have not the law,

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do by nature the things contained in the law,

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these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
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Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts,

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their conscience also bearing witness,

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and their thoughts the mean while accusing

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or else excusing one another…”

Roman 2:13-16

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It is so interesting to hear a debate between evolutionists and creationists!

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And one of the most interesting and effective arguments made by creationists is this: “If life is merely the result of some cosmic explosion, then everything is meaningless and there is no objective morality. In other words, if there is no God, then right and wrong, good and bad are simply what anyone decides and chooses to believe!

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And of course, this bleak and hopeless reality of life’s meaninglessness (if God didn’t exist), really baffles and deeply disturbs atheists, who must “keep a stiff upper lip” (as the old saying goes). Yes, if life is meaningless as they insist, then everything is just hopeless! No wonder the suicide rate is so high!

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But in such debates, atheists don’t want to admit that their godless philosophy is a very sad and hopeless one, to say the least.

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And yet, atheists argue that their own life has whatever meaning they wish to invent for themselves.

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But in spite of their hopeless philosophy, atheists still have a sense of right and wrong. They still try to live orderly and morally to some degree.

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So what is it that makes the majority of humans desire to have morality and order in their lives? There seems to be a great contradiction in their lives.

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Perhaps the great contradiction which atheists do not realize is found in today’s signature passage…

For when the Gentiles, which have not the law,

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do by nature the things contained in the law,

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these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
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Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts,

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their conscience also bearing witness,

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and their thoughts the mean while accusing

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or else excusing one another…”

Roman 2:13-16

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So, this passage reveals that God’s Law is actually written in the hearts of all humans. Yes, there is an innate understanding of good and evil which God has written upon the tablets of the human heart.

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“Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled”

Titus 1:15

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But this above verse also reveals that unbelievers all have minds and consciences which are defiled by sin. And so, it is no surprise that the unbelieving world behaves so badly, so often!

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CREATION MOMENTShttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:South-American_butterfly.jpg

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Now, if the reader would like to learn more about the Laws of nature, please bookmark this following daily 2 minute broadcast called, “Creation Moments” in which a different aspect of nature is highlighted each weekday…click here… “CREATION MOMENTS”

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South American Butterfly – cropped image – Wikipedia – Share-Alike License

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TO READ PART 20, CLICK HERE…

November 26 (Nature’s Witnesses, Part 20: “The Universe: A Very Lucky Explosion?”)

Big Bang – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 6, GO HERE…

February 14 (Nature’s Witnesses, Part 6: “The Poetry of Nature”)

Worker ant carrying leaf – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rezando.jpgTODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Give me the joy of knowing more about the wonders of nature. Help me to see, not only the beauty and poetry of nature, and the wisdom of nature, but also the many pictures of Love: God’s love in nature…

Woman Praying – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Question_book_magnify2.svgREAD MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“MARCH 19 (Babylon = Baby-Land! Part 5: Living By The Law!)”, or you may also read…November 9th (Where Did All the Laws Come From?)

Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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THE END

Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!.

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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

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HEAVENLY OBJECT LESSON

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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.” Matthew 5:14-16

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

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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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Question_book_magnify2.svgREAD MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman”

Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bible_and_Key_Divination.jpgTOMORROW:

“April 28th (The Key To Victory!)”

Bible and Key Divination – Wikimedia – Share-alike license

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THIS STUDY #117 IS PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING, FORMER CEO OF FAMILY RADIO…

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

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