Daily Devotional, Year 4, January 9 ( The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 32 – “It’s A Bullying World!”) 

By admin On March 25th, 2021

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Daily Devotional, Year 4, January 9

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“The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 32 (It’s A Bullying World!)”

To read Part 1, click here…Today’s Devotional – 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 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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Flip Wilson – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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SATAN, “THE GOD OF THIS WORLD”

2nd Corinthians 4:4

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But the horrifying fact is, the Devil does indeed cause the vast percentage of the 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 spirit is more than anybody is willing to accept, much less even admit!

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

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Taunting_0001.jpgOne afternoon at high-school, a very foolish and clueless student mocks the odd way a crippled girl walks, thinking to get a laugh from those watching.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%C5%A0ikanovanie.jpgAcross the school, a group of athletes mercilessly mock a fellow student for his odd way of dressing and mannerisms.

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Well, here are just two examples of bullying which have been commonly occurring for decades.

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bully_Free_Zone.jpg

But there has been a big push in the last decades to stop bullying in the public schools against those who would tease and torment others who cannot defend themselves.

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And rightfully so!

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two young girls laughing behind another girls back – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

Bullying – Wikimedia – cropped image – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

Bully Free Zone Creative-Commons Generic License Wikimedia

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BULLIES IN BIBLE

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And the Bible also reveals that God also hates bullying! From those who bully some “odd” kid in school, to those who bully others who are smaller or physically weaker than the bully!

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Yes, the Bible gives us many examples of bullies, and how severely He dealt with them.

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Take for example, that giant of a bully, Goliath, who bullied the citizens of Israel! Everyone, even the very tall King Saul was afraid to go up against that mighty warrior-bully giant, Goliath!

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But God sent His own representative, the small shepherd boy, David, who fearlessly slew this 11 foot tall (approx.) giant with only a sling and five smooth stones!

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Osmar Schindler – David and Goliath – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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ELISHA BULLIED BY YOUTHS

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And how about those boys who viciously taunted the Prophet, Elisha, because of his baldness? (see 2nd Kings, Chapter 2)

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There are so many examples of bullies in the Bible, and just how severely God dealt with them!

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Bears savaging the youths – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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DIFFERENT KINDS OF BULLYING 

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Yes, bullying has existed since the dawn of time!

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Just look at the bullying that went on for centuries against certain races and skin colors! In America alone, it took many decades to vanquish the bullying and oppression against those of darker skin-tones.

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And even today, ironically, a type of bullying is now arising up against those of lighter skin-tones. Yes, racism has now become an equal-opportunity hater.

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Finger-pointing icon – Wikimedia – Share-alike-license

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INTERNET BULLIES

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And just look at all the bullying occurring on social-media platforms!

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Oh yes, countless Internet users bully others, hiding behind their high-tech anonymity, as they mock, taunt, defame, slander and cancel-out others whom they dislike.

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Cyberbullied – Wikimedia – https – www.jbsa.mil – News – Photos – Public Domain

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MODERN-DAY HIGH-TECH GOLIATHS

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And believe it or not, there are even modern-day goliaths in the land!

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That’s right! These current-day Goliaths come in the form of the major tech-giants.

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Yes, once they rose up to become, pretty-much, a powerful monopoly, these high-tech giants decided to use their unbridled, and unrivaled power to begin bullying all those who presented ideas contrary to their own “politically-correct” biases! And as a result countless Christian and other morality-based websites are bullied to either cease from presenting their views or face the wrath of these tyrannical cancel-culture bullies!

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Blocked YouTube video – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Antifa_@_Trump_in_Phoenix_8-22-17.jpgPOLITICAL BULLIES

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anti-Christian_sign_in_Federal_Plaza_Chicago.jpgAnd what about the political and religious intolerance which occurs around the world. Yes, Socialism/Communism has always behaved like a bully against the common people! More and more, those who speak out in opposition to these totalitarian ideologies are being targeted by the media giants as well as by the so-called, “social-justice” politicians whom these high-tech giants support. Demonization of their supposed enemies has now become a daily occurrence.

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And let’s face it, Demonizing people, businesses, and institutions because they have a different ideology is a form of bullying!

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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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RELIGIOUS BULLIES

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And just look at the various religions which have bullied their detractors throughout history, even from the days when the Patriarch, Isaac, was forced to abandon his water-wells which he had just dug with his own hands! Even some pseudo Christian denominations have bullied true Christians, especially during the European Dark Ages.

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And even today, some very popular radio and TV ministries like to bully listeners to conform to their pet church-doctrines, by making the listeners afraid to hold any contrary views.

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Burned at the stake – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

Nazi Stabs Bible – Wikimedia commons – US Public Domain (2)

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BIG GOVERNMENT BULLIES

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And what about the scientific community. Those who do not agree with the government’s environmental dogma, such as climatologists, but also creationists, quite often automatically lose their government jobs and/or government funding for speaking up in opposition to various lies which they encounter.

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This too, is a form of bullying!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anti-Christian_sign_in_Federal_Plaza_Chicago.jpgRACIST BULLIES

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The secularists have gained tremendous power in western cultures, along with their partnership with the various corporate media and Internet giants. And they have discovered that by demonizing their political opponents, accusing them of being “systemically racist”, they can easily bully them into submission, as well as prejudice the general public against them. Yes, these two giants (political/social secularists & corporate media), have become modern-day Goliaths, preying upon and stigmatizing their political detractors in the eyes of the general populace!

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Anti-Christian rally in Chicago – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

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TELEVISION BULLIES

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Many television comedians, who ruthlessly mock, via their satirical jests and taunting mockeries, are very effective verbal bullies, often destroying those who lose favor with the public.

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This too is a form of bullying!

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TV – The Image of the Beast – www.theheavensdeclare.net – Not for commercial uses

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Affordable_uncontested_divorce_in_calgary.jpgFAMILY BULLIES

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Some parents and spouses will often use angry outbursts to manipulate other family members into tacit submission.

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Divorce – Wikimedia – the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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BIG BUSINESS BULLIES

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A new form of bullying has emerged, in which secularists are bullying businesses and corporations into joining the growing throngs which now call for the cancelling out of any person, ideology, organization, political party, or religious group which the mainstream media sees as a threat. 

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This too is another form of bullying. Corporations being bullied into becoming bullies!

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LUCIFER, THE KING OF BULLIES

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Well, let’s not imagine that all this bullying is merely the product of humans!

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No, bullying has been a pandemic ever since the days in which Lucifer began his bullying of this fallen world. Yes, Lucifer, now called Satan, and The Devil, is the true “Bully-in-Chief” of this sorrowful planet.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianandapollyon.jpgOh yes, he works under-cover in the shadows. But he and his myriad of unseen evil angels are truly in charge of all the bullying going on daily!

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As a matter of fact, oppression and deception are the very two pillars of Satan’s kingdom, which this sin-laden world is!

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And just look at this current state-of-affairs in today’s political realm. What do we see going on today? Lots of bullying and lots of deception and lies, via politicians, propagated and empowered by the major mass-media sources! They actually are unknowingly relying on the very pillars and foundation of Satan’s Antichrist Kingdom to govern and maintain power: Force & Falsehood!

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

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

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https://theheavensdeclare.net/mark-of-the-beast-seal-of-god/

MARK OF THE BEAST

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And truth-be-told, all this bullying and cancelling-out going on today is merely the prelude to Bible prophecy concerning Earth’s “grand finale”!

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Yes, the Bible foretells of the day in which…“And he (The False Prophet Beast) causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16, 17 

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Here we se that the day is coming (and even now already is beginning) when the powers that be will exercise complete economic control against anyone who doesn’t bow down to the maxims and dogmas of this antichrist world-system.

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This will be the ultimate form of bullying in a world full of bullies!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Mark of the beast – pub. dom. – Wikipedia

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Crucifixiondarkness.jpgIT’S  A BULLYING WORLD!

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But this little article only presents a mere smattering of all the bullying going on in this world! If we would just analyze the various forms of bullying going on in the world, we would truly be amazed! In every corner of society, people are being coerced (bullied) in one form or another, from the way we dress, to how we conform!

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It’s truly a world of bullying!

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Crucifixion darkness – Jesus on the Cross – Gustave Dore – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1835-19-River_of_the_Water_of_Life.png“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY”

Proverbs 25:25

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1835-19-River_of_the_Water_of_Life.pngThe very Good News is that we are still living in the day when any man, woman, or child can cry out for mercy and deliverance from the death sentence hanging over this antichrist world! And God is eagerly calling us to make our end-time exodus out of this violent world to live forever in the beautiful Promised Land where this world will be created anew! In that happy place, the redeemed ones will live in a beautiful world where love and peace and gentleness will reign supreme. It is a land where time never ends, and we will be young forevermore!

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The River Of The Water Of Life by H. Melville – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER

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READ MORE…

Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 11 (Cuttlefish & The False Prophet, Part 8: “And He Spake As A Dragon!”),and you may also read…Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 18 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 5: “Satan’s Army of Mockers!”)

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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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WHAT THIS PAGE IS ABOUT…

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Corona Borealis Wikipedia Taken from software Perseus.

This page is concerned with the Glorious Crown (a.k.a. Corona Borealis Constellation), as is written… “And there appeared a great wonder (sign) in heaven; a woman…and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.” Revelation 12:1. 

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corona borealis

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This rather dim constellation follows behind that bright and beautiful star, Arcturus , as Arcturus leads a heavenly ambassage through the heavens each night in summer. 

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many crowns happen to be studded with precious jewels. Well this heavenly crown is no exception! And though these “jewels” are stars, they represent the precious jewels spoken of throughout Scripture, when speaking about God’s people.

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But this constellation is not nearly as high-profile as, say, the 7 Stars Constellation (a.k.a., The Big Dipper).  It is relatively dim, compared to those two bright constellations.

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Photo: Corona Borealis – seen in warmer months – cropped photo with crown drawn in by this website – Wikipedia – Taken from software called Perseus – All rights by Roberto Mura 

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LOCATING THIS CROWN…

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This constellation begins to appear in late December (just before dawn), but is best seen, mid-sky when this group of constellations can be seen when facing west. In March-April, very late in the pre-dawn hours, this Summer Constellation group begins to be seen when facing west, and continues to be seen in the west until fall.

summer w/ark & woman

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The Crown follows almost directly behind that great star, Arcturus, as you can see in the sketch.

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Repeat: it is somewhat easier to study the 12 stars of this constellation when it is in western half of night-sky (when you have to see it as you face westward). So when these Summer Constellations are in the western half of the sky, simply follow the handle of the Big Dipper till you locate Arcturus. Then the Crown is following Arcturus. You will only see the wreath-like 7 stars plus 1 star (in middle) until you get away from all city lights. Then you can make out the other 5 stars, which makes it appear like a full crown.

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COMBINATION OF BOTH CORONA BOREALIS & BOOTES

.Wikipedia Star-Chart - Corona Borealis

This constellation is a combination of both Corona Borealis plus several stars from the Bootes Constellation.

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The stars, Alkalyroos-Bootis and the Delta-Bootis Star are both combined with the other stars from the Corona Borealis community, to make this 12-star (plus 13th star in middle).

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Wikipedia Star-Chart – Corona Borealis

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…The 12-Star Crown Constellation of Revelation 12

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TOMORROW… 

January 10 (The False Prophet, Part 24: “Woe unto You, When All Men Shall Speak Well of You!”)

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