Daily Devotional, Year 4 – JULY 14 (A World of Lies, Part 13: “As The World Turns Ugly”)

By admin On November 29th, 2022

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – JULY 14

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A World of Lies,

Part 13:

“As The World Turns Ugly”

To read Part 1, click here… “January 3 (World of Lies, Part 1: The Femme-Fatale Firefly!)”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alligator_snapping_turtle_less_than_1_year_old.jpgUNSAVED MANKIND:

For he flattereth himself in his own eyes,

until his iniquity be found to be hateful.”

Psalm 36:1, 2

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Have you ever seen an Alligator Snapping Turtle?

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It truly is an amazing sight to behold!

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You see, this great deceiver lies at the bottom of the water, just waiting to catch an unsuspecting fish!

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But the manner in which this turtle catches its prey is just another remarkable aspect of nature…

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Listen to Wikipedia’s description… “The inside of the turtle’s mouth is camouflaged, and it possesses a vermiform (literally, “worm-shaped”) appendage on the tip of its tongue, used to lure fish, a form of Peckhamian mimicry.

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“The turtle hunts by lying motionless in the water with its mouth wide open. The vermiform (worm-like) tongue imitates the (wiggling) movements of a worm, luring prey to the turtle’s mouth. The mouth is then closed with (lightning-like) tremendous speed, and tremendous force, completing the ambush.”

Wikipedia on, “Alligator Snapping Turtle”

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Alligator Snapping Turtle – Wikipedia – Share-Alike License 3.0

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“THE FISHES OF THE SEA SHALL DECLARE UNTO THEE”

Job 12:7

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Now, just as all nature teaches us various aspects of truth, this Alligator Snapping http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alligator_snapping_turtle_less_than_1_year_old.jpgTurtle is no exception!

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As a matter of fact, it would seem as if the Christian community is somewhat like the little fish-victim of one of these turtle predators.

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“COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM, AND BE SEPARATE”

2nd Corinthians 6:17

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After all, in spite of multiple warnings in scripture to keep ourselves separate from this secular world, the church-world has ignored God by continuing to cozy up to this antichrist society in so many ways.

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Yes, society has become so friendly to Christians, that we have forgotten all about the centuries of bloody persecution against the Church by the world.

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And by freely mingling with this mammon-loving world, Christians have unwittingly settled in with the enemy, thinking that they were our friends, when nothing could be further from the truth!

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And now, all of a sudden, the deadly jaws of the Alligator Snapping Turtle have snapped shut, and we are caught in its death-grip.

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“THE IMAGE OF THE BEAST SHALL SPEAK”

(see Revelation 13:15)

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After all, just look at our hopeless situation. We and our children have found ourselves enclosed in a giant indoctrination machine: television, radio, Internet, newspapers, magazines, books, billboards, learning institutions, as well as every aspect of society have now joined together to become a giant totalitarian indoctrination machine for this antichrist society.

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And by merely going through our day, Satan’s character is continually being indelibly stamped upon the tables of our hearts and upon our children’s hearts!

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Unfortunately, our children are the greatest recipients of this totalitarian mind-control. They don’t even seem to have a chance to escape! Wherever they turn in society, they are subjected to this normalization of Satan’s character into their consciousness.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PSM_V20_D414_The_worm_turns.jpgTHE EVOLUTION HOAX

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After all, for many decades, the Master-Deceiver, “the god of this world”, has been brainwashing our children into atheism in the public schools! (see 2nd Corinthians 4:4)

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Yes, Satan, uses erring men to perpetuate the false science called “Evolution”, quite often using myths and hoaxes as proof of this devilish-designed ideology.

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Even schoolbooks are repeating the fake myths and hoaxes, already exposed and discredited decades earlier, using the same phony charts and imaginary pictures once created by artists, all in attempt to keep the lie of “Evolution” going!

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And now, public schools are even re-writing history books to promote racism!

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Unthinkable, but true!

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“AT THE END IT (THE VISION) SHALL SPEAK”

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Well, it’s becoming abundantly clear that this present world is coming to an end.

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But God has warned us that this day was coming. And now it’s here! And fore-warnings from such places as Habakkuk now sound out with a fearful reality.

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Listen…“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2:2, 3

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Yes, Habakkuk warned that the day would come when God’s people would be closed in on every side by this Babylonian world. Habakkuk warned that God’s people would have our senses hopelessly perverted by the overwhelming influences of this antichrist society.

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And when that day finally did arrive, we have been counseled by God to “RUN!”, as it says in Habakkuk 2:2

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Habakkuk by James Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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Well, the Good News is, that every one who still has an ear to hear, will indeed hear and respond accordingly: “RUN!” says the prophet! “Flee to the mountains!” warns Jesus in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. “Flee as a bird to your mountain!” cries the Psalmist! “Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul”, warns the prophet Jeremiah. “Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” calls that great Voice from Heaven.

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Yes, there is no shortage of warnings from God’s Word, that God’s people must once again make an end-time exodus out of this Babylonian world.

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Picture – Lot Escapes Sodom – www.thebiblerevival.com offers free Bible clipart – Public Domain.

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“FLEE OUT OF THE MIDST OF BABYLON!”

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And no, we cannot, right now, come entirely out of this evil world. But we can come a good way out if we so-choose! And by so-doing we can “deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD’S vengeance; He will render unto her a recompense. Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD’S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad; though their land was filled with sin” Jeremiah 51:6, 7

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Yes, the time has fully come for God’s people to “Come out of her, 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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ABOVE PICTURE – winter Constellations – Woman of Revelation 12 (Ursa Major) flees to the mountains – Mark 13:14 – Dragon comprised of Hyades, Pleiades, etc…Valley of Decision mountain comprised of Cassiopeia, etc… (This is not a star-chart, but merely a concept picture since this mountain is not in this position, but is actually in the fall months)

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You may want to watch this little video and see him use his worm-like tongue to attempt to catch an unsuspecting prey.

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TO READ PART 14, CLICK HERE…

March 9 (A World of Lies, Part 14: “It’s a Cuttlefish World! Yellow Journalism Today!” FURTHER CONTINUED)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Help me to study, study, study, that I might clearly understand all this seemingly new information which always been tucked away in scripture, but is only now being revealed

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… August 11th (Habakkuk Says “Run!”), or you can also read… May 12th (Come Out of Her, My People! 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 REVELATION 12 WOMAN

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FROM WHERE & TO WHERE DOES SHE FLEE?

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This article is about the Big Dipper, also called the Great Bear constellation (Ursa Major ). However, the ancient pagan cultures did not see this constellation as God intended it to be seen. It is actually a headless woman in childbirth.  This is seen in springtime. It is seen in the northern skies. 

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But as the seasons progress, this travailing woman flips upside down, now appearing as a woman with upraised arms like eagle wings who is running (eventually flying, as shown in sketch on right) into the wilderness (westward). The single star representing her birth-child (Christ) now becomes her head (“Christ is the head of the church.” Ephesians 5:23

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The 7 Stars (Big Dipper) is easy to see with its very bright 7 stars. But the Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) must be seen on a dark starry night, away from city lights. 

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These are star charts from Wikipedia, with sketches of the Woman added.

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)

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TOMORROW…

January 13 (A 3-Fingered Judgment-Day, Part 7: “Snowflakes”)

Snowflake – Aaron Burden 2017-02-01 (Unsplash) – Wikimedia – Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – July 13 (Noble Bereans? Part 62: “Did Ellen G. White Plagiarize?”)

By admin On November 26th, 2022

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – July 13

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Noble Bereans?

Part 62:

“Did Ellen G. White Plagiarize?”

To read Part 1 of this series, click here…Today’s Devotional – September 2nd (Noble Bereans? Part 1)

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“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 17:11

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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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St Paul Preaching (Raphael, 1515) – Wikipedia – US public domain

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AN OPEN-MINDED SPIRIT IN BEREA

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Okay, 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 because of this excellent, open-minded Spirit, 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-minded love for truth 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 recent phenomenon we witness today, is what has become tagged as “Cancel Culture”. And this seemingly new phenomenon is the act of attempting to weaponize some misdeed or sin as a way to discount or even destroy some individual.

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But as most us realize, this so-called “Cancel Culture” has been a favorite means of cancelling out some individual even as far back as the Garden of Eden, when Lucifer, speaking through a serpent, tried to cancel out the Creator God, by accusing Him of selfishness…”For God doth know that in the day in which you shall eat of it, ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil!” Genesis, Chapter 3.

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Yes, so many humans have been “cancelled” over the past millenniums, because of some accusation, either a true one but also many false accusations.

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And a very troubling aspect to today’s Cancel-Culture is to find fault with some person because of something they might have done or said in past decades. But one of the problems which critics of the cancel-culture point concerning this current practice is that the morals of society are changing so rapidly that what some accused individual said or did years previous, were acceptable back in those decades.

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One example of this is how today’s cancel-culture fanatics have tried to cancel the founders of this nation because of some words or deeds they supposedly did, which were in sync with the commonly acceptable morals of those times.

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Now, many of us oin the Christian community gaze out on our society and look with disgust at today’s cancel-culture for their dishonesty and hypocrisy.

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And yet, sadly, the Church has engaged in the exact same practice, many times!

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For example, one of the most common criticisms which her detractors make is that Ellen G. White stole or plagiarized some of her writings.

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Well, what today’s church-leaders ignore is that back in the 1800’s, it was a commonly acceptable practice to borrow the writings of other Christian authors.

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As a matter of fact, Christian authors were mostly delighted to have their written thoughts shared by other authors! They viewed this practice as a glory to God, to think that their writings were shared!

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And let’s not forget, that we now live in a day in which there are strict copyright laws, and very jealous attempt to prevent others from borrowing from another Christian author. But it wasn’t like this back in previous generations.

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For example, Ellen White was asked by various people to condense a rather large volume on the Book of Acts, written by another author. She made no effort to cover this up, as if she was some sort of plagiarist. No, she freely made clear that her simplifying that author’s work, was merely done to make the book more easily readable.

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But her critics today ignore that the laws and common practices in the 1800’s were vastly different from today’s stringent standards!

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And so, as already declared, the cancel-culture was alive and well, even from the original Garden, and to the day in which they cancelled Jesus, and to the apostles also being cancelled, and even the various Christian martyrs, who were cancelled.

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Yes, there’s be a whole lot of cancelling going on throughout the ages. And even the Bible prophesied that in these last moments, faithful Christians will likewise be cancelled, many forfeiting their jobs, livelihood, and even their very own lives simply because they boldly proclaim the true, unvarnished Gospel.

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So, dear Christian, let’s get ourselves ready for the coming “time of trouble”, which is now already here!

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But praise be to God our Savior, who will bring us into that long-awaited Promised Land, in the earth-made-new. And in that wonderful and happy place, there will absolutely be no more cancelling!

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Ellen White often made use of literary sources in communicating her messages. In the Introduction to one of her most popular books she wrote:

“In some cases where a historian has so grouped together events as to afford, in brief, a comprehensive view of the subject, or has summarized details in a convenient manner, his words have been quoted; but in some instances no specific credit has been given, since the quotations are not given for the purpose of citing that writer as authority, but because his statement affords a ready and forcible presentation of the subject. In narrating the experience and views of those carrying forward the work of reform in our own time, similar use has been made of their published works” (The Great Controversy, p. xii).

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-081218-M-4507D-001.jpgTODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Give me the heart of the Noble Berean as I search for truth. Give me a love for truth even though I may have to eventually stand alone from general consensus of the “group-think” mentality…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…May 25th (What’s An Aristaphagist?) or you may also read…July 29 (What’s An Aristaphagist!? Part 2: “Eat For Strength!”)or you may also read…September 6 (Nature’s Witnesses, Part 12: “The Health of Creation!”)

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Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!.

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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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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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TOMORROW:

June 15 (What’s An Aristaphagist!? Part 3: “What Did Jesus Eat?”)

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christ_and_the_pauper.jpgMINISTRY OF HEALING, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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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 23 – “Diet and Health”

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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 #215, 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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Those who are interested in using photos on this page may click on provided link below each photo, to get to Wikimedia Commons for various licensing details & tags, and all other necessary information on any particular photo. Most tall, narrow photos have been cropped or reduced by this website to make them a better fit on phone screens.

A New Heart for the Tin Man

By admin On November 26th, 2022

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“A New Heart For The Tin Man?”

To read Part 1, click here… “July 4th (Look Up & Lift Up Your Heads!)”

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“But Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man,

that he didn’t, didn’t already have”

1974 Song, ‘Tin Man’, by ‘America’

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Yes, the Wizard of Oz was a truly incredible work of unforgettable and magical imagery, which made a tremendous impact upon movie fans around the world!

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In it, little fresh-faced Dorothy of Kansas captured the hearts of millions, as she and her three companions sought after the seemingly divine providence of the awesome and dreadful Wizard of Oz!

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WIZARD OF OZ ORIGINAL POSTER 1939 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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But like so many other false ideas emanating from this world, Lucifer’s Kingdom of Babylon, the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGstory of the Wizard of Oz was no exception.

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And today’s devotional is dedicated to exposing just one of those lies/myths.

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And this lie is concerning the Tin Woodsman, who was lacking a heart, and joined Dorothy’s pilgrimage to seek after the Wizard’s providence.

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WIZARD OF OZ: SECULAR WORLD’S ANSWER TO PILGRIM’S PROGRESS

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Oh yes, that magical movie, The Wizard of Oz, captivated the hearts of movie-fans for decades, because it was so http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/File:The_Pilgrim%27s_Progress_by_Byam_Shaw05.jpgcharming, colorful, and masterfully-produced!

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And yet, as wonderful as it seemed, it nevertheless was actually just a cheap “knock-off” of John Bunyan’s allegorical tale, Pilgrim’s Progress.

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And it was actually just the mirror-opposite of Bunyan’s book, in that it directed the movie audience back down to this present world, instead of upward, to Heaven, as did Bunyan’s tale. In other words, the far-away Land of Oz was really just a cleverly-disguised version of this world. And the Wizard was nothing more than an atheist’s version of a non-existent God.

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And the Wizard telling the Tin Man that he didn’t need a heart because he already had one, was just another deceitful lie by the “god of this world”, who would like us to believe that we humans can have inherent goodness apart from God! (see 2nd Corinthians 4:4)

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THE HUMAN HEART: DECEITFUL & DESPERATELY WICKED!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tin_Woodman.pngIt’s just like some songsters sang back in the 1970’s, “But Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man, that he didn’t already have!”

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But nothing could be further from the truth! No, just the opposite! The Bible informs us that the human heart, “is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9

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Yes, the Bible reveals the true condition of the human heart: “deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked”

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“…the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed”

Luke 2:35

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tin_Woodman.pngBut while many unconverted citizens of this, the Devil’s world, have been deluded by that Master-Deceiver into believing they possess a loving heart, there are many others who, like the Tin Man, realize they have a loveless heart. Often these heartless ones are diagnosed by the psychiatric community as being “sociopaths”, lacking any love and lacking a conscience to some degree.

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But truth-be-told, the hour is coming in which all those who have not been truly Born Again will be fully made aware that they too are in need of a heart!

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Yes, the frightful hour is coming in which God will allow the entire world to reveal just how evil and loveless we fallen humans really are!

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“The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of My people.”

Lamentations 4:10

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The Bible actually prophesy’s that parents will even be cannibalizing their own children and visa-versa… “Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter into all the winds.” Ezekiel 5:10

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This Old Testament prophecy will soon be re-fulfilled on a grand world-wide scale!

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Yes, very soon, God is going to remove any false delusion that we humans possess any inherent goodness, apart from God!

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GOOD NEWS: “A new heart also will I give you

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PProg_17_p47_HisBurdenFellOffHisBack.jpgWell, what’s the Good News here in this horrible report?

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The Good News is, that it’s not too late to receive a heart filled with true agape love! Listen again to the Bible…“A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26

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Yes, God can take away any stony-cold loveless heart, and give any one of us who realize that “I too am merely a loveless, heartless Tin-Man” a brand new heart that has the same love and mercy which Jesus has! And as we know, Jesus, our Savior had a heart of infinite love, as He gave His life for an unloving and heartless world who hated Him and spurned His infinite love, crucifying Him on that cruel Cross of Calvary!

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Pilgrims Progress – His Burden Fell Off His Back – Wikimedia – Public Domain

Fast-Talking Preachers – don’t allow time to absorb info nor bible quotes

By admin On November 18th, 2022

Daily Devotional, Year 4 – July 10 (Dawn of the Dead! Part 7:  “The Walking Dead Conscience”)

By admin On November 16th, 2022

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – July 10

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Dawn of the Dead!

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Part 7: 

“The Walking Dead Consciences”

To read Part 1, click here…September 16th (Dawn of the Dead! Part 1: Music)

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Are you old enough to remember that startling movie, “Dawn of the Dead”?

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Being one of the first of its kind, it had a stunning effect on movie-goers. That is, to see dead people slowly sleep-walking through a giant shopping mall, surrealistically going through the motions of shopping, while silky violin strains of “elevator music” echoed through the post-apocalyptic mall, was a giant shock to movie audiences back in those days!

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Dawn of the Dead – Wikipedia – Copyrighted – Fair-Use RationaleClick here for Fair-Use Rationale Guidelines – Image germane to this story – Could not find suitable free replacement on Internet – reduced size & quality

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NO MORE ROOM IN HELL!

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Now the premise of that movie was that some world-wide apocalyptic holocaust had killed off the bulk of Mankind, leaving no more room in Hell. And this is loosely based on Jeremiah’s prophecy… “Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter: for they shall bury in Tophet, till there be no place.” Jeremiah 7:32

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Thus, the world was now mostly populated by these half-dead zombies, who continually sought to cannibalize the few surviving humans left on earth! And that infamous and eerie shopping mall became the backdrop for this end-time scenario!

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Dawn of the Dead – Wikipedia – Copyrighted – Fair-Use Rationale – Click here for Fair-Use Rationale Guidelines – Image germane to this story – Could not find suitable free replacement on Internet – reduced size & quality

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SATAN SEARS MANKIND’S CONSCIENCES, AS WITH A HOT IRON

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Satan and his vast army of unseen angels are hard at work, around the clock

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FORM OF GODLINESS

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MARK OF THE BEAST

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EVIL WILL BE ALLOWED FOR A SHORT TIME, TO BE SEEN IN ALL ITS DEPTHS OF WICKEDNESS

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MAY BE SOME TRUE WORSHIPPERS STILL IN THE WORLD

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ARISE FROM THE DEAD AND CHRIST SHALL SHINE ON THEE

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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But the Good News is that God will only allow that which He deems necessary for the purification of His people.

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Yes, just as those three Hebrew boys endured the fires of the King of Babylon, so too will God’s people soon walk through the fiery tribulation now prepared by Lucifer, the true King of this Babylonish world!

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And when Christ can see His reflection in His vessels of gold and silver, the persecution will cease.

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And so, let’s take heart that the coming days, weeks, and months will be for our eternal glory, though the fires of tribulation will be heated 7-times hotter (“7” being God’s perfect number)!

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Fiery Furnace by Gustave Dore’ courtesy of adelaide.edu.au

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to prepare for the coming final conflict…

Prayer – Mother and Daughter – Wikipedia – (cropped image) the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

 

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

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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

 

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GLORIOUS CROWN CONSTELLATION…

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THE REVELATION 12 WOMAN

(Click here to read more!)

 

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https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&thid=AMMS_6da9b03c66bd053944b2c481083820e4&mediaurl=http%3a%2f%2fupload.wikimedia.org%2fwikipedia%2fcommons%2fthumb%2fa%2fae%2fCorona_Borealis_IAU.svg%2f500px-Corona_Borealis_IAU.svg.png&exph=460&expw=500&q=corona+borealis&selectedIndex=0&stid=80bd01d6-ca2e-d0da-13e2-bd0beb48d175&cbn=EntityAnswer&ajaxhist=0This Glorious Crown Constellation looks like a wreath at first glance. It has 7 stars, plus another star in the middle. This Glorious Crown Constellation is commonly referred to as the Corona Borealis Constellation. This wreath reminds us of the victory wreath given to athletes who won races in the ancient http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lorbeerkranz_Zypern_rem.jpgcultures. This was spoken of by Paul as he compared those ancient races to the race that Christians must run… “Know you all not, that they which run in a race run all, but one receives the prize? So run, that you all may obtain.” 1st Corinthians 9:24 (see also Hebrews 12:1)

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Corona Borealis – seen in warmer months – cropped photo – Wikipedia – Taken from software called Perseus – All rights by Roberto Mura 

Laurel Wreath – Lorbeerkranz_Zypern – cropped photo – Wikipedia – public domain

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“A CROWN OF 12 STARS UPON HER HEAD” …

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But upon a closer examination if you have access to a very dark sky out in the country; if you watch this wreath, you will eventually see 5 more very faint stars, making a total of 12 stars, plus that single star in the middle. This wreath now becomes a crown of 12 stars. This goes along with Revelation 12, which tells of a crown of 12 stars upon the head of the Virtuous Woman of Revelation 12.

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… “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman…and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:” Rev. 12:1.

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But this crown is not yet upon the head of the Virtuous Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation (also known as Ursa Major). It is just above her head, as if she has yet to attain it. Of course, the 13th star in the middle would represent Christ (Who is our true Crown of our rejoicing). Ok, so we have a picture of Christ and His twelve tribes of Israel. But also we have a picture of Christ and His twelve apostles, which is a picture of His Church. So this heavenly crown is a multi-faceted concept.

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READ MORE…

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

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sabbath_Eve.jpgTOMORROW:

March 28 (How To Keep The Sabbath, Part 4: “How To Quit Working On The Sabbath”)

Family Bible Reading – Sabbath Eve – Wikimedia – Public Domain

 

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why do people vote for destruction?

By admin On November 14th, 2022

PRE-TRIB RAPTURE…DON’T WORRY…IF YOU MISS THE RAPTURE, YOU’LL HAVE A SECOND CHANCE

By admin On November 11th, 2022

Daily Devotional, Year 4 – July 7 (The False Prophet: “Deceiving The Elect With Loud Mics!” Part 15 CONTINUED)

By admin On November 5th, 2022

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – July 7

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The False Prophet:

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“Deceiving The Elect With Loud Mics!”

Part 15 CONTINUED

To read the first part of this article, click here…May 6 (The False Prophet, Part 15: Deceiving The Elect With Loud Mics!

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Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh,

despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. 

Yet Michael the archangel,

when contending with the devil

he disputed about the body of Moses,

durst not bring against him a railing accusation,

but said, The Lord rebuke thee. 

But these speak evil of those things

which they know not:

but what they know naturally, as brute beasts,

in those things they corrupt themselves.

Jude 1:8-10 

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This above passage from Jude warns us not to speak evil of others. Yes, we must be very careful to criticize others, even false teachers, in a manner which does not ruthlessly smear them before our hearers.

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One trick which some false Bible teachers on the radio use in attempt to destroy their supposed enemies, is to mock and deride them. In other words, by means of belittling, in some way, their doctrinal opponents, this becomes a powerful weapon to coerce their listening audience into conformity.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paul_arrested.jpgPerhaps the radio teacher mockingly imitates their detractors in a way which makes that other teacher sound foolish and ignorant. Or maybe the radio teacher refers to his opponents being, “a fool”, “a dummie”, or, “an idiot”, or, “a crackpot”, or some other demeaning and derogatory slur. 

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Or he makes some sarcastic, slanderous, or derogatory joke about them.

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And in addition, by talking loudly and forcefully, the radio teacher succeeds in decimating and destroying his opponents, causing his audience to become fearful of disagreeing with this sharp-tongued host.

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

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Microphone_icons#/media/File:Icon_announcer.svg“SEARED WITH A HOT IRON”

1st Timothy 4:2

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Of course, this is bullying in the first degree, and tramples on the liberty of the consciences of his listeners! They can no longer be open minded “Noble Bereans”, because of these tyrannical methods used by such false teachers!

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“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”

Matthew 24:24 

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And like most false teachers, these radio teachers mingle a whole lot of truth into their teachings! After all, in order to deceive even the very Elect, there must be much Bible truth mingled into their poisonous wine of Babylon.

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg“Be afflicted and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into heaviness!:

James 4:8-10

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There has even been a few bonafide radio Bible teachers of the past who sometimes engaged in such lawless belittling, much to their shame!

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Listen to 2nd John 1:7…“For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.”

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Yes, every Bible teacher should have a Christlike spirit which confesses that he is filled with the Spirit of Christ. And if not, that Bible teacher should fall to his knees in repentance and restoration, begging for God’s saving grace. 

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Genesis19-17.jpg“COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE!”

Revelation 18:4

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But the Good News is that God is faithful, and will give us “red flags” in the unchristlike behavior of such deceivers, in attempt to alert us to their deceptions.

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And this article highlights just one more reason why God considers the present-day church-world to be spiritual Babylon. And He no longer winks at these abominations, but calls to us, in the following manner…“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her (spiritual 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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Picture – Lot Escapes – www.thebiblerevival.com offers free Bible clipart – Public Domain.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Give me an understanding of the apostate condition of Christianity today. Give me the faith and confidence that when I make my exodus, that heavenly bread will be given me, and my waters shall be assured…

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…May 12th (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 1)or you can also read this shorter article…Today’s Devotional – April 10th (Abomination of Desolation, Part 1)

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TOMORROW…

May 7 (Paul’s Godly Example, Part 3: “Like Paul In Suffering!”)

Paul Shipwrecked – Acts 27:41-44 – www.lavistachurchofchrist.org – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Give me an understanding of the apostate condition of Christianity today. Give me the faith and confidence that when I make my exodus, that heavenly bread will be given me, and my waters shall be assured…

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…May 12th (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 1)or you can also read this shorter article… April 10th (Abomination of Desolation, 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 VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP

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“Multitudes, multitudes in the ‘Valley of Decision’…

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for the day of the Lord is near in the ‘Valley of Decision’.”

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Valley of Decision w/names

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“The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining… 

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“The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem…

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“And the heavens and the earth shall shake…

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“But the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

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Joel 3:14-16

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LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION GROUP…

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“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” Micah 4:1, 2

Valley of Decision + O Destroying Mountain Constellation Group

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Look eastward in the early summer through fall. Find the Cassiopeia Constellation. Cassiopeia is the Mount of Blessing. In the sketch, it is the farthest mountain to the left. In the sky, it is the northern-most of these three mountains when facing eastward. It resembles a pyramid.

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Then find the second pyramid to its right (south).

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Then go a little further south to the next third pyramid. The third snow-cap is the Destroying Mountain Constellation.

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These three pyramids are the snow-capped portion of these three mountains in this sketch. (of course, you won’t see the snow-caps in the sky. They are just an embellishment in this sketch to present a concept-EDITOR).

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Valley of Decision & O Destroying Mtn. Constellations

 

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THE VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP. They appear in mid-summer in the eastern skies in pre-dawn hours. These are made of Cassiopeia (mount on left), and various stars from the Andromeda Constellation (valley) Pegasus (Mount of Cursing (middle mount) & Destroying Mount (right)), and Pisces (Broad Way to Hell). The galaxy which appears to be climbing the Mountain of Blessing is the Andromeda Galaxy

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The above Wikipedia star-chart shows this amazing constellation group as it appears from June to fall, just prior to the winter constellation group. Actually, these Valley of Decision Constellations appear in early summer in the pre-dawn hours. (Editor of this website has sketched in this constellation group onto this above Wikipedia star-chart.) 

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The ‘Valley of Decision’ Constellation

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TOMORROW…

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Daily Devotional, July 5, Year 4 (

By admin On November 4th, 2022

Daily Devotional, Year 4 – July 6 (Time of Jacob’s Trouble, Part 11: “Bird-Nest in Your Hair?”)

By admin On November 4th, 2022

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Today’s Devotional – Year 4, July 6

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Time of Jacob’s Trouble,

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Part 11:

“Bird’s Nest in Your Hair?”

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THE TIME OF JACOB’S TROUBLE

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“Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jacob_Wrestling_with_the_Angel.jpgwith his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.” Jeremiah 30:6, 7

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So, what in the world could this passage be speaking of?

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Such strange language!

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Such an impossible idea! Men in travail!?!

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Jacob being saved out of it!?!

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After all, at the time that Jeremiah wrote this, Jacob had been dead for centuries! And of course, men don’t suffer labor pains!

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And so, the whole verse just seems ridiculous in every respect!

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Jacob Wrestling with the Angel – Wikipedia – public domain

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GIVING BIRTH TO CHRIST!

woman of Revelation 12 In Travail-www.signsofheaven.org

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Well, of course, this passage (Jeremiah 30:6, 7) must be understood allegorically, just like so much of the Bible!

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To say it concisely, this passage is speaking of God’s people during the time of great affliction just before us. At this time, God is going to bring His people (symbolized by Jacob) through a fiery trial, in which His Church-Elect will finally give birth to Christ.

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Listen to the words of the Apostle, Paul… “My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,” Galatians 4:19

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And so, Paul is comparing, not only his own experience as travailing in spiritual birth on behalf of the Galatian churches, but also to the Church of Galatia as Paul was waiting for that church to likewise give birth, forming Christ within them!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Woman of Revelation 12 In Travail – www.signsofheaven.org

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Martin Luther once made the statement, something to the effect…”You cannot stop the birds from flying over your head, but you do not have to allow them to make a nest in your hair!”

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And of course, this was referring to the wicked thoughts which Satan will undoubtedly plague the child of God with. In simple terms, while bad thoughts are sure to come, we certainly must not dwell on them!

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Yes, very many, or perhaps every true Believer will be assailed with wicked thoughts from time to time. But never, never should we ever allow ourselves to dwell on them.

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Listen to James…”But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.” James 1:14, 15

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This verse likewise uses the metaphor of lust conceiving sin, which sooner or later brings forth death. In other words, don’t allow whatever lust Satan plagues you with, to fester in your mind, thus eventually manifesting itself with open sin!

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But, in spite of all these satanic thoughts we may have, we can turn them around for our eternal blessing as we get in the habit of quickly reject them.

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Listen again to James…”Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7

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Isn’t this a wonderful, exceeding great and precious promise”!? Oh yes, $atan may continue to assault us with evil thoughts and desires. But if we cry out to God for deliverance, Satan will eventually be chased away by the Angel of the Lord!

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So, in closing, let’s rejoice in such trials as these, even as it is written, again in James…“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations…” James 1:2

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But why should we “count it all joy” when we are plagued by evil thoughts?, Because, as James continues…“Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” James 1:3, 4

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Yes, all such evil thoughts and temptations are allowed by God to strengthen our faith, as we put on our heavenly armor, lifting up our “shield of faith”, and using our “sword of the Sprit” vanquish the Enemy by means of all the many precious promises

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”?” or you can also read… “”

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

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CORONA BOREALIS & BOOTES

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This constellation is a combination of both Corona Borealis plus several stars from the Bootes Constellation. 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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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The 12-Star Crown Constellation of Revelation 12” 

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Daily Devotional, Year 4, January 20 (Satan, The Father of Lies & Every Man a Liar, Part 2 (“Thou Hypocrite”)

By admin On November 2nd, 2022

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Daily Devotional, Year 4, January 20

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Satan, The Father of Lies & Every Man a Liar

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Part 2

“THOU HYPOCRITE!”

To read part 1, click here…January 20 (Satan, The Father of Lies & Every Man a Liar)

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“Ye are of your father the devil,

and the lusts of your father ye will do.

He was a murderer from the beginning,

and abode not in the truth,

because there is no truth in him.

When he speaketh a lie,

he speaketh of his own:

for he is a liar,

and the father of it.”

John 8:44

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“…let God be true,

but every man a liar…”

Romans 3:4

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGDo you see what this above verse is saying? It reveals that Satan is “a liar, and the Father of it”, as it states in the above quote from John 8:44.

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And just who are the children of Satan, that Liar-in Chief of this fallen world?

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Well, of course! All the unsaved citizens of this, his antichrist world-system, are his children, prior to our personal Salvation!

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Thus, the whole unsaved human race fulfills the verse, “let God be true, and every man a liar”! Romans 3:4

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Yes, every one of us are liars, according to this above verse, prior to our salvation!

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Since the advent of the Internet and cell phones, the world has been increasingly exposed to all the predators, liars, tricksters, groomers, and scammers who attempt to steal whatever they can, via these devices. Multiple times per day, some fraudster may call you and attempt to lure you into any one of a thousand different schemes! And the Internet is just as bad!

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Needless to say, this flood of lies and deceptions has taken its toll on the human race. Jaded and leery, the multitudes of humanity, especially the young, are drowning in a sea of despair over this increasingly hopeless world, which itself is likewise sinking into the bottomless pit of depravity and immorality!

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For many decades, The Master-Deceiver has been brainwashing our children into atheism in the public schools!

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Yes, Satan, uses erring men to perpetuate the false science called “Evolution”, quite often using myths and hoaxes as proof of this devilish-designed ideology.

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Even schoolbooks are repeating the fake myths and hoaxes, already exposed and discredited decades earlier, using the same phony charts and imaginary pictures once created by artists, all in attempt to keep the lie of “Evolution” going!

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And now, public schools are even re-writing history books to promote racism!

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Unthinkable, but true!

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“And Jesus…said…Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation”

Matthew 12:25 

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Twemoji2_1f91e-1f3fb.svgJust look at the political arena! What do we see out there in today’s world of politics? In the red-hot politics of this divided nation, the lies are coming out of Washington DC and the state capitols, fast & furious! The dishonesty is so overwhelming, that it almost takes the breath away! Or at least it SHOULD take our breath away!

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News accounts which were proven false are often repeated EVEN AFTER they were proven false!

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“For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.”

Isaiah 26:21 

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Oh yes, it’s always been a dishonest world. And a good share of politicians have always been deceptive…all through time. But never has this world’s dishonesty been exposed to the degree that it’s now being exposed to today’s onlooking, voyeuristic, media-obsessed public!

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From facts and statistics about the current pandemic, to the protests/riots of 2020, 2021, it’s truly amazing how many politicians in Washington DC, and even a few in state capitols, just unflinchingly lie, distort, obfuscate, and don’t even blush, apologize, nor even confess, when caught!

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UNMASKED DECEPTIONS

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Twemoji2_1f91e-1f3fb.svgIt would take much too long to enumerate even a small portion of the lies, and cheating coming out of the political community, via the vast majority of extremely dishonest major media outlets!

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For one example, the most infamous lie was, perhaps, when the public was repeatedly told that, “wearing masks is next to worthless!” But when the supplies of masks became abundant, masks suddenly became, “the most critically existential thing a person could do to save themselves and the world”!

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Of course, this was only just the beginning of the avalanche of lies which followed

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But anyone can either scan the Internet, and/or watch opposing news outlets, to get up to speed about the myriad of lies and coverups being witnessed by the listening/viewing public, thrust on them by a vast number of politicians, via the major media!

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But, if that’s not incredible enough, perhaps even more amazing is how the general public is so willing to listen to, and accept, and even approve of things they know, deep down, are not true! Yes, a great percentage of the populace doesn’t seem to even care if they’re being lied to, daily, as long as it bolsters their personal political/social biases!

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“And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood…”

Revelation 12:15  

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Well, all this giant tsunami of dishonesty flowing out of the media, and the public’s willingness to be lied to, can be explained by today’s two signature Bible verses. In short, this antichrist world-system is owned and operated by, “the god of this world”, Satan, whom Jesus called “The Father of Lies”, as Jesus likewise referred to the unsaved multitudes as Satan’s followers. The Bible reveals that we are all indwelt with “the spirit of error”, prior to our personal Salvation! (2nd Corinthians 4:4 & 1st John 4:6)

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https://theheavensdeclare.net/flood-waters-of-satan/“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”

Revelation 13:11

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What also must be understood is that we are now living in a moment of time, when the 2nd Beast of Revelation 13 has fully been manifested upon the world stage. And as detailed in many other articles on this website, this False Prophet Beast is none other than Satan, as he now has taken control of this nation, speaking, “as a dragon”, via the various current-day media inventions: TV, radio, Internet, books, magazines, signage, etc….

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Yes, this once-blessed nation has now become the dreaded False Prophet, with lamb-like horns, arising up from the earth, and now speaks as a satanic dragon to the nations of the world, leading them down into his totalitarian tyranny against all who choose to follow the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Satan, The False Prophet who now in these last days destroys the churches via a world-loving prosperity-driven false gospel – www.signsofheaven.org

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY”

Proverbs 25:25

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Well, in spite of this very discouraging report, there remains some really Good News from the heavenly Promised Land! Yes, even though this world’s citizens seem to be drowning in a modern-day deluge of lies and corruption, there exists an escape route out of this ever increasing pandemic madness, utter futility, and abject hopelessness!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Featured_pictures_by_B%C3%B6hringer_FriedrichThe Bible reveals the following promise…“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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Yes, the Door to an everlasting existence, where peace, truth, and love reign supreme is offered to any man, woman, or child who is willing to forsake this hopeless world, and begin a heavenward pilgrimage out of Satan’s hellish prison-house, called, “The World”!

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And soon, all weary pilgrims will enter into a world in which truth and light, joy and peace reign supreme. Yes, The New Heaven and New Earth awaits all those who make this sojourn to the Promised Land!

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ABOVE PICTURE: The True Upward Pathway www.signsofheaven.org

Upward Pathway – cropped and altered photo – by böhringer friedrich for – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

Dear Lord, Help me to practice strict honesty in my own life…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…November 20 (A 3-Fingered Judgment-Day, Part 4: “Every Man A Liar”) or you may also read…OCTOBER 18 . . . . A World of Lies, Part 9: “It’s a Cuttlefish World! Yellow Journalism Today!” READ BOTH ARTICLES ON YELLOW JOURNALISM

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DRAGON’S WAVE OF WATER

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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.

Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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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 Bible 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 in which Man was created. Man being created on the 6th day.

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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. Now these ideas may not be “written in stone”, as they say. 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 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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Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3A120310censorship.jpgTOMORROW…

January 21 (Mark Now Given, Part 4: “Internet Censorship”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – July 3 (“What Is True Grace?”)

By admin On November 2nd, 2022

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – July 3

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“What Is True Grace?”

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“But by the grace of God

I am what I am:

and His grace which was bestowed upon me

was not in vain;

but I laboured more abundantly than they all:

yet not I, but the grace of God

which was with me!”

1st Corinthians 15:10 

 

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In John Bunyan’s masterpiece allegory, “Pilgrim’s Progress”, there was a sad man who went by the name, “Graceless”.

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And the reason why he was so sad, was because his Bible informed him that his very own city, “The City of Destruction”, was going to be burned with fire from Heaven because of its wickedness and sin. 

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PProg_17_p47_HisBurdenFellOffHisBack.jpgGRACELESS BECOMES “CHRISTIAN”

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But in the process of time, by God’s saving grace, his name was changed to “Christian”.

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And from that time forward, Mr. Christian began his long upward sojourn to a distant city, “The Celestial City of the Lord Emmanuel”, as he encountered various characters, pitfalls, perils. etc., along the way.

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svgWHAT IS TRUE GRACE?

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Now, of course, this little book is an “everyman tale”, written to encourage all those who likewise have become Christian pilgrims on their sojourn to that heavenly city!

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But the purpose for today’s devotional is to present what true grace is, as well as what true grace is NOT! 

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And the reason for writing this is because there is some confusion about what grace truly is.

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“For I (Paul) know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock”

Acts 20:29 

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And truth-be-told, there are many faithful church-attendees who have been deceived by false shepherds, mere wolves in sheep’s clothing, deceiving, even devouring God’s flock; saying that God’s grace somehow excuses them from “fighting the Good Fight”, or from “running the race”.

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In other words, there are many who believe that grace somehow excuses them from such verses as, “He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He (Jesus) walked.” 1st John 2:6

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Or perhaps, they might confess…“God loves me, and all I need to do is to love Him back, and my fellow man too!” Well, it’s true, of course that to love God supremely and to love our fellow man are the two greatest commandments.

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But by continuing to read Scripture, we might run across such verses as this…“If ye keep My commandments, ye shall abide in My love; even as I have kept My Father’s commandments, and abide in His love.” John 15:10  

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http://thebiblerevival.com/clipart/1901/acts22.jpg“For by grace are ye saved through faith

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Oh yes, Salvation by grace is as follows…“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8, 9

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http://lavistachurchofchrist.org/Pictures/The%20Early%20Church%20Artwork/target8.htmlYes, Salvation is truly a gift of grace and grace alone!

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And yet, if we keep reading that very same passage, we likewise read one verse later that…“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10

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No, good works and obedience do not earn our Salvation.

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But rather, Holy Spirit inspired good works and obedience are the evidence and the fruit of our Salvation. 

Paul Converted – www.thebiblerevival.com

Paul Shipwrecked – Acts 27:41-44 – www.lavistachurchofchrist.org – Public Domain

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Magnifying_glass_on_book_iconsAnd so, because of all the confusion and misinformation coming forth from today’s church-world, let’s take a few moments to consider some examples of what true grace is.

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http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_198722/William-Brassey-Hole/The-sorrow-of-king-DavidSAVED BY GRACE AND RENEWED BY FAITH!

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And it is true grace which forgives our failings and causes us to renew our faith and commitment to continue to follow Him, even in our discouragement, after we may have fallen…“It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.” Lamentation 3:22, 23

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http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficheiro:Transfiguration_bloch.jpg“But we…beholding…the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same Image”

2nd Corinthians 3:18

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For example, it is grace that inspires the desire to serve God and to become changed into His image…“But we all, with open face, beholding as in a glass, 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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Yes, the more we fix our minds upon God’s Word, and how it is fulfilled in Christ’s example, we become, day-by-day, imperceptibly changed into His image!

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https://theheavensdeclare.net/woman-the-altar-the-most-holy-place/A NEW HEART ALSO WILL I PUT WITHIN YOU!

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It is grace that causes us to begin to love the things of Heaven: such things as unceasing prayer and Bible contemplation, and beholding God’s wisdom found in all the things of Creation…“A new heart also will I give you, and a new Spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart…And I will put My spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep My judgments, and do them.”  Ezekiel 36:26, 27 

ABOVE PICTURE: Most Holy Place within the heart – Signs Of Heaven

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Columpio_Veracruz_059.jpg“Put on…mercies, kindness, humbleness…Forbearing…and forgiving one another”

Colossians 3:12, 13

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And it is true grace which places a Spirit of forgiveness within us, and a sympathetic understanding of the plight of others, yearning for their many needs and most of all, for their salvation…“Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another” Colossians 3:12, 13

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http://lavistachurchofchrist.org/LVarticles/PaulsTentmaking.html“…but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.”

1st Corinthians 15:10

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And it is grace which gives us power to go mightily forward in our labors for souls: for our own soul as well as the souls of others…“But by the grace of God I am what I am: and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” 1st Corinthians 15:10

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“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing!”

John 15:5

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No, true grace is not merely some nebulous aura surrounding God’s people! But rather, it is the empowering Spirit of God, working in and through an otherwise helpless, bumbling, spiritual-ner-do-well, incapable of doing any good thing, apart from God…

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Oh yes, we can confidently agree with Paul, when God says through him…“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God…”Ephesians 2:8

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But true grace goes far beyond God’s forgiveness! Grace even infills us with all the desire, and courage, and strength, and power necessary for every aspect of the Christian life, as we continue our ongoing, upward sojourn out of this “City of Destruction” world!

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Well, these are but a few biblical examples of true grace.

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But they give us a great head-start in understanding this very powerful truth!

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LET’S NOT BE LIKE “WORLDLY WISEMAN”, OR LIKE “MR. IGNORANCE”!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PProg_51_p119_Ignorance.jpg?uselang=deYes, Bunyan’s pilgrim, “Christian”, encountered various other fellows along the Way, such as “Worldly Wiseman”, and also, “Mr. Ignorance”, both of whom it may be said, did not understand the true Way of grace.

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And such it is, still today, in so much of the Christian community. There are an abundance of Bible teachers who, either by word or by example, misdirect the professed people of God, as to what the Christian life truly is!

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2nd Timothy 3:15

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But the remedy for all such ignorance is for each hungering soul to soak in for his or her own self, God’s soul-saving Word…“And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” 2nd Timothy 3:15

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Yes, a daily prayerful Bible study and contemplation will gradually diminish our ignorance, giving us Holy Spirit inspired wisdom in all heavenly matters! 

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TODAY’S PRAYERhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianandapollyon.jpg

Dear Lord, Help me to endure these trials which plague my life! Help me to look up and fix my eyes heavenward. Give me that true grace necessary to overcome the world, the flesh, and the Devil…

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Question_book_magnify2.svgFURTHER READING

You may read the following…January 7th (The Chrysalis Christian!)“, but also read…“May 2nd (Faith That Overcomes!)”

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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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GOODLY HORSE IN BATTLE CONSTELLATION

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“With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy streets: he shall slay thy people by the sword, and thy strong garrisons shall go down to the ground.” Ezekiel 26:12

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Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation

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THIS STAR-CHART: Notice how the right front hoof is trampling on the tail of the Dragon. Also notice his eye is a star. It’s best seen when in the western half of the sky. It is found in mid-sky traveling from east to west. In January, it is in the west after midnight. As winter progresses, it can be seen earlier and earlier in the evening. a dark sky with good star-visibility is best, but not absolutely necessary to see this constellation. It is found on the opposite side of the Dragon Constellation from Orion. And as already stated, this Glorious Horse Constellation can be seen best in mid-winter when it is in the western side of the sky, and you are looking at it while you are facing west. The nose and head of this horse is partly made from the Perseus Constellation. The tail and rear end is partly of the Cassiopeia Constellation. The hind-leg is made partly of stars from the Andromeda Constellation.

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Goodly Horse in Battle Constellation” or you can also read… “The Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation”

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TOMORROW

 

Daily Devotional, Year 4, July 2 (THE CANCEL CULTURE & THE BEAST’S MARK)

By admin On October 25th, 2022

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ARTICLE # 2

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THE CANCEL CULTURE & THE BEAST’S MARK

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svg“What in the world is going on!?”

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It now seems as though everything we took for granted is now getting canceled! From cartoons to Shakespeare! From From Dr. Seuss to Abraham Lincoln! From genders to Hollywood movies! From history books, even to the Constitution! From church attendance to sitting in a coffee house! From conservative videos to Christian websites! Nothing seems beyond the reach of this current-day “Cancel Culture”

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DDLI.png“The sinners in Zion are afraid”

Isaiah 33:14 

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It all seems so crazy, and yet, a good percentage of the world’s citizenry seems to be very much okay with all this canceling out!?  

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So, just what is going on?

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And why are people so willing to tacitly accept all this canceling out of everything we once took for granted and thought would always be here?

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Well, even though all this seeming societal insanity is confusing, to say the least, we must be aware that the Bible prophesied of this very hour in which we are now in!

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SATAN, ‘THE GOD OF THIS WORLD”

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First, let’s make it very clear, just who is in control of this world. No, not God (oh yes, ultimately God is in control).

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But rather, as Scripture reveals…“the god of this world (Satan) 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…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:” 2nd Corinthians 4:4 & Ephesians 2:2

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Now these above two verses fully explain why so many people are willing to allow all this canceling to continue. The Prince of the power of the air, the spirit of antichrist is working in them! “…And this is that spirit of antichrist…They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.” 1st John 4:3, 5

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This is their god, and this is their prince! 

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BUYING OR SELLING

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http://blog.travelpod.comNow combine these above three verses with Revelation 13:17…“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 13:17

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Here we begin to see that the Bible long ago prophesied of this current-day “Cancel-Culture” in the last hours of history. Yes, all those who refused to bow https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PropagandaNaziStabsBible.gifdown to Satan would be canceled! At least, their ability to “buy or sell” would be canceled. And probably not just financially either…“Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.” Proverbs 23:23

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Now, with this above verse, all this canceling begins to make sense. After all, if the world is willing to cancel Shakespeare and Dr. Seuss, then how long before they begin to cancel the Bible? And our ability to preach the Bible?

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After all, isn’t that really what Satan actually wants to do more than anything else? To cancel out the Bible and the soul-saving preaching of the Bible?

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“therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.”

Daniel 11:44

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianandapollyon.jpgAnd don’t think for a moment it can’t happen here! Because, if the Holy Spirit is “taken out of the way” (as 2nd Thessalonians, Chapter 2 prophesy’s), then just about any degree of wickedness can happen, can it not? 

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And if that’s not enough canceling out, just listen to this…“And he (The False Prophet of Revelation 13, which this site reveals to be the USA) 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 (the image of the 1st Beast, which is Satan’s antichrist world-system), should be killed.” Revelation 13:15

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Yes, even our very lives may be canceled out in the next few years, according to this above prophecy! 

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The Book of Habakkuk speaks of this very day and hour in which we now find ourselves…“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” Habakkuk 2:2 

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You see, the prophet, Habakkuk, had a vision of Chaldeans (unbelievers) moving in with leopard-like speed to cancel out biblical Christianity, by means of enveloping the Christian community with soul-destroying influences, to the degree that Christians lose their ability to make good solid biblical judgments. And when we finally wake up (spiritually speaking) and realize that this antichrist world has become our enemy (that it actually is and always has been), God, through Habakkuk, commands us to “RUN”!

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PSALMS SAYS, “HIDE!” AND THAT’S GOOD NEWS! A PLACE OF REFUGE!

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But where do we run? And where do we hide?

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Well, that’s the Good News!

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Listen…“Come, My people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.” Isaiah 2:20, 21

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Yes, as this above passage reveals, we must run and hide ourselves in Christ…“Thou art my hiding place; Thou shalt preserve me from trouble; Thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.” Psalm 32:7 

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Here is where we are to run and hide! Listen again…“For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a Rock…and that Rock was (and is) Christ” Psalm 27:5 & 1st Corinthians 10:4 

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Yes, if we delay not, and run to the safety of the secret of God’s tabernacle, we will find safety from the approaching, “windy storm and tempest”. Psalm 55:8

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

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Daily Devotional, Year 4, July 1 (“Habakkuk Says “RUN!” Part 22: “Habakkuk Says ‘RUN’ From Schools!”)

By admin On October 23rd, 2022

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Daily Devotional, Year 4, July 1

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“Habakkuk Says “RUN!”

Part 22:

“Habakkuk Says ‘RUN’ From Public Schools!”

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

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“And the LORD answered me, and said,

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Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables,

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that he may run that readeth it.

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For the vision is yet for an appointed time,

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but at the end it shall speak,

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and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it;

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because it will surely come, it will not tarry” 

Habakkuk 2:2, 3

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Antifa_@_Trump_in_Phoenix_8-22-17.jpgThis above prophecy of Habakkuk concerns the very day which we are now in!

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And many are astonished that this world of unbelievers (Chaldeans) is aggressively attempting to possess the soul-temples of the general populace!

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Haven’t you noticed how forceful societies are becoming in their attempt to indoctrinate their citizenry?

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It’s getting downright frightening just how bold the authoritarians are becoming in their attempt to control the hearts and lives of the masses!

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“And the LORD…said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables…but at the end it shall speak, and not lie…”

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And only in this day is it God’s will for that little Book of Habakkuk to be opened up to our understanding, as is written…

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/38/Tissot_Habakkuk.jpg“And the LORD…said, Write the vision,

and make it plain upon tables,

that he may run that readeth it. 

For the vision is yet for an appointed time,

but at the end it shall speak, and not lie:

though it tarry, wait for it;

because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”

Habakkuk 2:2, 3 

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Here above, is revealed that Habakkuk’s vision thus prophesy’s, “for at the end it shall speak”. And the way God kept this vision hidden is two-fold. First, it is written in allegorical language. And second, only now are events unfolding which dramatically fulfill this prophecy.

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RED FLAGS

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The oft-used expression, “red flag warnings” is trumpeted to alert and warn the public against some impending danger.

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And is it possible that Heaven is now giving us earthlings some “red flag warnings” concerning the dangers of allowing young people to attend the public school system?

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Certainly, it doesn’t take much to see the red flags now going up to warn the populace against allowing their children to attend public schools in today’s increasingly dystopian world:

1: For many decades, secularists have happily and enthusiastically indoctrinated students into atheistic philosophies, such as marxism, communism, socialism, psychology. And this by itself should have been reason enough for any caring and intelligent parent to remove their child far away from such detrimental ideologies.

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2: Christian parents should have known better than to ever allow their children to, not only attend atheistic public schooling, but rather should have attempted to keep their children in a Christian environment, as far as possible, mingling with other Christian kids. Instead, far too many have allowed them to be groomed into secularist worldly-ways, not only by the schools, but also by their fellow students.

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3: And now, as if the above two reasons are not enough, schools are beginning to poison the young minds of students with a type of neo-racism!

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4: And even now, public schools are beginning to promote sodomy, as if it is a good and wholesome thing to do!

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5: And if that’s not enough, public schools are now teaching abject lies, telling students that they can deny the fundamental truths of nature, choosing to change their God-given gender!

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6: And if that’s still not enough, public schools are even encouraging children to lie to their parents about some of these abominations being foisted on them at school, by their teachers!

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Now these are among the red flag warnings now going up as if sent from Heaven to alert responsible parents, as the Prophet, Habakkuk warns, that the time has finally come to get your children as far away from the public school system as humanly possible!

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O Christian parents, the handwriting is on the wall… “Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it!” Habakkuk 2:2 It’s time to “RUN!”

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BUT WHERE DO WE FLEE TO?

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, I pray that You would humble me, and make me teachable, and not dogmatic! I don’t care if You have to bring much tribulation upon me. Just give me the victory over my foolish pride, whatever it takes…

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READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Fleeing to the Mountains, Part 3: The Abomination in My Heart”, or you can also read… “May 9th (Vain Dogmatism!)” 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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REVELATION 12 WRITTEN IN HEAVEN

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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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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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TOMORROW…https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anti-Christian_sign_in_Federal_Plaza_Chicago.jpg

January 6 (The Iron & Clay: Politics of Hate!)

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A Form of Godliness, Part 7 (“The heaven for height, and the earth for depth”)

By admin On October 10th, 2022

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A Form of Godliness,

Part 7:

“The heaven for height, and the earth for depth”

To read part 1, click here…October 7 (A Form of Godliness, Part 5: “3-dollar-bill Love!”)

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THREE DOLLAR BILL – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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For he (unsaved mankind) flattereth himself in his own eyes,

until his iniquity be found to be hateful.”

Psalm 36:1, 2

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“SATAN…DECEIVES THE WHOLE WORLD”

Revelation 12:9

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And so, in part 1 of 3-Dollar-Bill-Love (click here to read), it was established that Satan deceives the world into believing that they do not need God because they have, “a form of godliness”.

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And concerning this world’s phony love, society has a crude comparison they use regarding any type of phoniness’, “It’s as phony as a 3-dollar bill!”

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“What!?”, most people will exclaim, “Are you trying to tell me that all the love and humanitarian goodness in society is the product of Satan!?”

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Well, that’s what the Bible says…“And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.” 1st John 5:19

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Yes, the “WHOLE world lieth in wickedness”, not just some!

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THREE DOLLAR BILL – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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“IN ME…DWELLS NO GOOD THING”

Romans 7:18

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGAnd though it seems as if there is some level of love apart from God, it is merely the product of the Antichrist spirit which rules over and even indwells the citizens of this, their Luciferion world!

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Therefore, without God’s indwelling Spirit, all the counterfeit love and compassion of this world is destined to fail! Because very soon, God’s people will witness just how deceived we really were! And “the day will declare it!” (1st Corinthians 3:13)

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Because on that day, all the love of this world will be seen for what it truly is: selfishness, pride, deceitfulness, and hatred, masked over by a thin veneer of “3-dollar-bill” love, merely having, “a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof”! 2nd Timothy 3:5

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“A FORM OF GODLINESS” APART FROM GOD?

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So, what we need to understand is that “the god of this world”, Lucifer, must cover up the true nature of evil which makes up his kingdom of this world.

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Therefore, as a means of deceiving the world he has raised up this relatively new phenomenon of humanitarianism, making us think that “Oh, we don’t really need God’s love! We have our own love and compassion!”

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And just listen to the radio and television! Humanitarian advertisements fill the airways in this current world! It seems that society has gone wild for humanitarianism! In just about every area of life! 

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THE MULTI-HEADED BEAST

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burgkmair_whore_babylon_color.jpgWhat we need to understand is, this multi-headed beast spoken of in Revelation 13, and 17. This beast has 7 heads. And the 6th head of this beast is one of today’s prevailing ideologies: atheism with its various satellite ideologies of evolution, psychology, psychiatry and humanitarianism, etc..

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When a truth-seeker discovers the true nature of the Antichrist Beast, and what each head represents, he or she can really gain a much greater understanding of this deceptively confusing Antichrist world-system.

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And we can begin such a study by simply scrolling down this page to the “Today’s Featured Heavenly Sign” section. 

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“COMPASSIONATE WOMEN HAVE BOILED THEIR OWN CHILDREN; THEY BECAME THEIR FOOD…”

Lamentations 4:10

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This above verse from Lamentations 4:10 foretells of the day when loving and compassionate women will be eating their own children (and visa-versa).

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Oh yes, this prophecy was partially fulfilled during the siege of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. when parents and children were cannibalizing their own family members to relieve their starvation.

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But the judgments which are now ready to be poured out will be on a much greater scale! And this judgment of cannibalism will be just one of many that will expose the true wickedness of this outwardly moral world, which is Satan’s Antichrist counterfeit of God’s kingdom of true heavenly love! 

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And then there will be no more doubt as to just how hollow and deceitful all the world’s social-justice really was (and is).

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Matthew 24:22 & Mark 13:20

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And with the up-and-coming high-tech innovations, Satan will cause sin to become so enhanced, and so powerful, that “no flesh should be saved”!

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GOOD NEWS! TRUE LOVE STILL AVAILABLE!

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Well, in spite of this very bad news, there is some really Good News!

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Yes, there is a way of escape from this totally evil condition in this entirely wicked and selfish world we live in!

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Yes, there is a fountain in which, if a man, woman, or child drinks freely from, that soul can become filled with true love and true goodness!

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And God is the only source of true love!

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And so, let’s not wait until that dreadful day to find out the truth; but let’s right now become “wise as serpents, and harmless as doves”, as we begin our heavenward sojourn out of this deceptively evil world! (see Matthew 10:16)

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“{GOD} WORKS ALL THINGS AFTER THE COUNSEL OF HIS OWN WILL”

Ephesians 1:11

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Now having said all this, it must be remembered that God is in ultimate control, even over Lucifer. And though this rebel-from-Heaven has been given temporary authority as “the god of this world”, Satan (Lucifer) can only work within the parameters which God has placed around him.

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Oh yes, the 6th head of the Antichrist beast is atheism and its satellite ideologies, such as humanitarianism. But God is in ultimate authority, even over Satan and his Antichrist regime.

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And this truth turns all these matters into a very complex situation.

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Listen to David, the Psalmist…“A Song of David. LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.” Psalm 131:1

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And it is far too complicated for any of us to make a judgment in matters too high http://theheavensdeclare.net/wp-admin/post.php?post=18990&action=editto fully understand. Nor can we make judgments on any one individual involved in these worldly institutions. There are many dedicated individuals in these organizations. And we just don’t know who God may be working to save. And so, we just can’t make some sweeping judgment.

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Let’s leave that up to God, for it is written, “Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.” 1st Corinthians 3:13

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Yes, the Christian has enough work to accomplish in his or her life to keep them busy until Jesus returns in the clouds of glory to bring this Judgment upon the world!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… September 11 (Come Out From Among Them, Part 4: “The Powerful Influence of Daily Associations”)”, or you can also read this next article…May 11 (Seared As With A Hot Iron!), and also…April 17 (Television and The Image That Speaks, Part 2: “The Iron Furnace of Hate Television”)

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

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Daily Devotional – January 14, Year 4 (Babylon = Baby-Land! Part 3: Jesting)

By admin On August 31st, 2022

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Daily Devotional – January 14, Year 4

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Babylon = Baby-Land! Part 3: Jesting

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

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“When I was a child, I spake as a child,

I understood as a child, I thought as a child:

but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”

1st Corinthians 13:11

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In the first two devotionals (click here), the comparison was made between the rantings of babies, and the rantings of we Christians, when somebody attempts to take away one of our cherished idols!

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And so, for lack of time, we will not attempt to set up this comparison once again, as was done in Part 1 (click here)

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“FOOLISH TALK AND JESTING”

Ephesians 5:2

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But instead let’s go right into this issue of “jesting”, since it is also one of those tender subjects, just as music-listening is a tender and very touchy subject.

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Yes, we live in a culture almost totally immersed in joking and jesting!

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And with the advent of high-tech devices, we can now simply push a button, and hear the best-of-the-best comedy! Television thrives on comedy!

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And young people are especially drawn to comedy like the proverbial duck-to-water!

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JESTING, A SENSITIVE ISSUE

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And also, many people we meet daily, seem to have the gift of jesting!

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And we’ve all experienced how those who are given to jesting can immediately turn a serious conversation into a fit of laughter by making just one little well-timed jesting remark!

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And society reveres the art of jesting! This is one area in which the Christian will be censured for attempting to counsel another Christian away from this practice!

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Even the most popular radio Bible teachers will call down the harshest condemnations and cruel mockings against all those who dare criticize this almost sacred sport!

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FOOLISH TALK & JESTING CONDEMNED

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Thomas Brooks had some pretty scathing words against those who joke in the pulpits, wouldn’t you agree?

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PAUL CONDEMNS JESTING, ETC…

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Now this next passage from Ephesians pronounces a judgment upon those who engage in the various behaviors spoken of here…

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Listen, as this passage continues… “Neither filthiness, NOR FOOLISH TALK NOR JESTING, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, NOR UNCLEAN PERSON, nor covetous man, who is an IDOLATER, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them.” Ephesians 5:4-7

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Yes, as this above passage reveals, not only God’s wrath, but His Salvation is not possessed by those who insist on walking in uncleanness!

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ALL SIN DIFFICULT TO UPROOT

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Now don’t think for a moment that giving up these unchristlike habits will be easy!

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No, Satan will constantly whisper some really funny jest into our ear, just at an opportune moment!

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And for those of us who are given to jesting, it will require a struggle to overcome these old worldly habits, especially considering that making people laugh is considered to be among the highest virtues of this antichrist world we live in!

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LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU

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And also, as this passage about foolish talk and jesting warns, there will be many who try to deceive us concerning these things!

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It clearly warns, “Let no man deceive you with vain (empty) words!” There is no shortage of so-called Christians who will try to convince you that God loves joking Christians!

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And so, we must overcome the inevitable oppositions by those in the Church who attempt to deceive the Church into believing that comedy and jesting is a healthy and wholesome practice! “God loves a cheerful Christian! We don’t want to be old sour-pusses!”

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Yes, these kinds of criticisms are some of the flaming arrows which false brethren will shoot at the faithful Christian, who strives to be transformed and conformed into the image of Jesus!

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OUR DIVINE ROLE-MODEL

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But dear Christian, just keep your eyes on Jesus!

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And no matter what arguments or philosophizing, which the world, or even which worldly Christians may assail you with, hold fast to Him! Hold on tight to Jesus! Remember that Jesus did https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianity-Jesus_Christ_Died_for_your_Sin.jpgnot engage in comedy and jesting! No, Jesus did not attempt to imitate the world! His behavior was in total harmony with holy Heaven! He was warm, but He was also serious! He was sympathetic, but He never engaged in foolish talk or jesting!

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Christ knew the seriousness of His mission to save souls! And He never tried to set His hearers at ease, by engaging in comedy or levity!

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He was filled with inner joy and peace and love, which are far more attractive qualities than being a comedian or a joker who make frivolous jokes and shallow quips about many serious matters!

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THE BATTLE BEFORE US

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And it will be a battle to overcome these earthly and sensual and devilish practices, make no mistake!

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Yet, by-and-by, the Lord will replace all those silly jokes and jests and foolish quips with a cheerfulness and warmth and agape love, which will melt the hearts of those yearning for Salvation; and we will deliver those who are pressed down under the heavy weight of sin and Satan!

 

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TO READ PART 4, CLICK HERE…

MARCH 4 (Babylon = Baby-Land, Part 4: Why Does God Allow Suffering?)

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“Dear Lord, Help me to study Thy Word, until I have the mind of Christ. Then I will know Thy will, and thing as you think, and do as you do…

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READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read…  “February 20th (“Picture of a Very Grave Man, Part 1″)“, or you can also read… “March 1st (A Designer Jesus!)“ 

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – February 23 (Flee To The Mountains, Part 23: “How To Be Like John the Baptist: His Gravitas!”)

By admin On August 22nd, 2022

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – February 23

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Flee To The Mountains,

Part 23:

“How To Be Like John the Baptist: His Gravitas!”

To read part 1 of this article, click here…May 30th (Flee To The Mountains!)

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In His great mercy, the Lord raised up John the Baptist to warn His people to, “Flee from the wrath to come!” Matthew 3:7 & Luke 3:7

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And so, John the Baptist came in the traditional style of the Old Testament prophets, pointing the accusing finger, and issuing that fiery message to the curious crowds who came from all around to eagerly hear him.

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OTHER ARTICLES ON JOHN

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This website has a number of articles which highlight various aspects of John’s godly character, encouraging us to imitate these qualities in our own lives.

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“DEACONS BE GRAVE…SO MUST THEIR WIVES”

1st Timothy 3:8, 11

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Of course, John was no different from any other Bible hero. Whether we’re speaking of Jesus, Paul (artist’s portrayal to the right), Peter, John the Apostle, giddiness, silliness, or comedy was never once heard from these men. They had a critical mission to fulfill. And the call to, “flee from the wrath to come”, was never to be tainted by any unchristlike behavior.

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“FOOLISH TALK, NOR JESTING, WHICH ARE NOT PROPER”

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We live in a vain culture in which many serious issues are dealt with by what Ephesians 5:4 refers to as “filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient (not proper nor fitting): but rather giving of thanks.”

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Yes, TV and Internet are loaded with silly talk. This is how the world often deals with issues which are too weighty and seemingly hopeless to deal with in their unsaved hopeless and disparity. But many other issues are merely the world mocking the behaviors or inventions of their fellow humans.

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Regardless of the reasons for foolish talk or jesting, this should not be the manner in which Christians deal with worldly issues.

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QUALITIES OF FALSE TEACHERS:

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Listen to Thomas Brooks, well-known Reformation author, speak on the issue of 

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foolish talk and jesting…

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“They (false teachers) preach more to please the ear than to profit the heart…False teachers handle holy things rather with wit and trifling, rather than with fear and reverence. False teachers are soul-murderers. They are like evil surgeons, that skin over the wound—but never heal it…False teachers are Hell’s greatest enrichers.”

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Brooks on Seven Characteristics of False Teachers

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“A TIME TO LAUGH…”

Ecclesiastes 3:4

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Now just because we are to be grave doesn’t mean we are to be stern.

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No, Christ had constant joy in His heart. And this joy radiated out from within Him, in spite of the fact that He was, “a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief”. Isaiah 53:3

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And His gentleness, kindness, warmth, and joy made children love to gather around Him… “But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto Me: for of such is the kingdom of Heaven.” Matthew 19:14

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And as parents, we need to manifest the same gentleness, kindness, warmth, and joy with every family member, even engaging with the very little ones in their childish games and imaginations at times. 

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FAMILY GET-TOGETHERS

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Those Christians who attend family get-togethers, may use these as opportunities to let your light shine.

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Oh no, not by preaching, or making ourselves the center of attention. But in sincere love, to quietly join in as far as possible.

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Maybe to help with dishes or some other task to help out the host.

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Or maybe there’s a person who feels left out for one reason or another. Maybe we might go over and engage them in, “small talk” about some topic they seem to be interested in. 

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In other words, try to be as light and accommodating as possible without being phony or ostentatious. But politely try to blend in and be an asset to the party. 

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THE GREATEST SERMON EVER PREACHED!

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Someone said, “The greatest sermon ever preached is a warm, friendly smile!”

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There doesn’t need to be hilarity, or silliness, or sarcasm, or worldliness, or comedy, or any other unchristlike behavior.

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But rather, love, joy, peace, patience, understanding, sympathy, kindness, gentleness, and a warm, loving smile are perhaps the greatest weapons against the false charges like this all-too-common accusation: “that Christians must live an austere and bleak life should they decide to give up this present selfish world, in trade for the heavenly kingdom!”

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TO READ PART 24, CLICK HERE…

February 29 (Flee To The Mountain! Part 24: “Pillar of Salt Churches”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-081218-M-4507D-001.jpg

“Dear Lord, Help me to order my life in such a way, that the world can see Christ in me…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…JANUARY 10th (How a Joke Killed!)or you can also read… November 10 (Noble Bereans, Part 29: “Re-Thinking Ellen White Concerning Jesting”)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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Two Turtledoves (Sagittarius)

“But they that escape of them shall escape,

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and shall be on the mountains

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like doves of the valleys,

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all of them mourning,

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every one for his iniquity.”

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Ezekiel 7:16

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LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION

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THE TWO TURTLEDOVES CONSTELLATION… This constellation appears in early spring in the south. It moves from east to west during the night and slowly moves to the western horizon by fall. It is commonly known as Sagittarius. (The three stars at the top of the 2nd Turtledove are not shown in some Sagittarius Star-charts, but are in others.)

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READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read…What Is The Meaning of the Two Turtledoves Constellation?

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nos%C3%A9dondeestoy.jpgTOMORROW…

February 24 (And The Nations Were Angry! Part 4: “Planet Earth, An Experiment In Selfishness” CONTINUED)

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Daily Devotional, Year 4, January 7: (The Armor of God, Part 5: “Satan’s War Against the Family!”)

By admin On July 29th, 2022

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Daily Devotional, Year 4: January 7

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The Armor of God,

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Part 5:

“Satan’s War Against the Family!”

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“They have healed also the hurt

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saying, Peace, peace;

when there is no peace”

Jeremiah 6:14 

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Ephesians 6:13 

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This above verse from Ephesians reveals that the reason God’s people are to armor up, is because we are now in “the evil day”.

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Whether we like it or not, this present earth is a spiritual warzone! And we have been elected to become soldiers in God’s Army!

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“Awake to righteousness…”

1st Corinthians 15:34 

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But sadly, even God’s people are described as, “sleeping virgins” in Matthew 25:1-13

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Yes, even though God’s true worshipers realize that there is “war in Heaven”, our awareness has been greatly dimmed by our sleepy spiritual condition.

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“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood”

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And from decades of indoctrination into the world’s antichrist philosophies and ideologies, we commonly attribute the problems and difficulties in the world to natural causes!

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In other words, we greatly ignore such revelations from Scripture as Ephesians 6:12, in which God reveals to us…

“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.”

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This above verse reveals that humans are not the problem. But rather, the unseen spiritually dark underworld is the cause of mankind’s troubles!

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sigmund_Freud_LIFE.jpg“Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual”

1st Corinthians 2:13 

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But usually, we simply sidestep God’s counsels, and seek, instead, man’s wisdom.

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Yes, if we have a problem with our children, we usually throw in with the world’s explanation for this…“Well, your son is going through a rebellious period.” Or perhaps, “You may need to take them into psychological therapy sessions”. Or maybe even, “They are simply letting out repressed emotions from some past traumatic experiences.”

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But the Bible reveals the true cause…

“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.”

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Matthew 10:34-36

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Christian parents must realize that Satan and his armies of evil angels quite often are given permission to bring disruption into the Christian home.

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Listen to Jesus…

“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth:

I came not to send peace, but a sword.

For I am come to set a man at variance against his father,

and the daughter against her mother,

and the daughter in law against her mother-in-law.

And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.”

Matthew 10:34-36

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Sounds like Jesus came to declare war on the world, does it not?

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Lamentations 3:32, 40

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But why does God allow Satan such liberties to make war? 

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Simple is the answer to this question! If the Christian life was all “peace and safety”, the Church would become spiritually lethargic and apathetic. But God allows troubles to bring us to our spiritual knees, begging and pleading for deliverance. And when God’s troubled people realize their great needs, they begin searching the Scriptures for the answers to their difficulties.

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“Because of Thine indignation and Thy wrath: for Thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down”

Psalm 102:10 

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Now, combing through the Scriptures, we eventually find the story of God’s servant, Job.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bonnat02.jpgYes, we soon find, even in Chapter 1, that Job had a “hedge” around his house for probably many years! And Satan could not penetrate that protective hedge! After all, Job was outwardly very faithful. And yet, Satan perceived inward self-righteousness in Job’s heart. And Satan saw the opportunity to make trouble for Job. Finally, Satan was permitted to break through the protective hedge around Job’s home.

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Thankfully, God doesn’t usually allow the high degree of trouble and tragedy which He allowed Satan to bring upon Job’s home, finances, and family.

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Nevertheless, God does allow some trouble in the Christian home, in effort to cause Christians to begin fortifying their home with their own protective “hedge”.

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WHAT IS THE REMEDY?

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Family_eating_meal.jpgAnd so, perhaps the best question to be asked at this time is, “Well, how can I build up a hedge around my house, so that Satan cannot disrupt the peace in my home?”

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“Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. 

For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands:

happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house:

thy children like olive plants round about thy table.

Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.”

Psalm 128:1-4 

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

“Dear Lord, Please give me great grace that I might live in such a way that my family can be blessed…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…June 22 (The Return of Elijah, Part 1: “Fathers & Children”), or you can also read…OCTOBER 24 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 3: “A Hedge With A Swinging Gate”)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FIRST FIND ORION & 7 STARS

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The very first step in finding these many constellations, should be to find the two main constellations: Orion, and the 7 Stars (aka, The Big Dipper).

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These two constellations represent Christ (Orion), and His Chur7 stars as Crossch (7 Stars).

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And just as these are the easiest constellations to find, so too, the first place to begin studying the Bible is the Four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John).

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These four books present Christ and His Church, when He walked the earth, just as Orion and the 7 Stars represent Christ and His Church, as seen up in the heavens.

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Then, once you are comfortable finding these two constellations, you can begin to locate the next closest constellations, and so on.

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…The Orion Phenomena

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TOMORROW…

January 8 (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 20: “High-Tech: Swifter Than Leopards!”)

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) can listen to this audio chapter from Ellen White’s book, The Great Controversy…

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This is a 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 #56

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Today’s Devotional – June 21st (How To Spend My Retirement Years)

By admin On June 21st, 2022

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Today’s Devotional – June 21st

 

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How To Spend My Retirement Years

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Many people in their 50’s and 60’s are getting ready for retirement. And many of these are trying to decide just how will they spend those years. “Shall I take up golfing, or maybe fishing, or some other hobby?”

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Others are considering finding some minor occupation. Maybe becoming a gardener or a big-box-store greeter. Just some little job merely to keep one’s self busy!

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Many have saved enough money over the years to travel. And there are countless wonderful places to visit, enough to keep traveling for years!

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Still others plan to spend their remaining years with family and friends.

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And then there are others who simply want to putter around the house, doing various little projects and perhaps watch some TV and go to a movie or restaurant several times a week.

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Now these are just some of the typical ways that people wish to spend their declining years.

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NO CONSIDERATION FOR ETERNITY

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So, what do all these scenarios seem to have in common? What bottom line do they all seem to share? Just what fatal flaw is there, here?

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You see, all these various retirement plans seem to have one common denominator. They all appear to be based on the idea that there is no eternal life. They all are seemingly in denial that there is a Heavenly battle to win, and a Hell to shun.

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Oh no, to work at a job, if it is to meet one’s basic needs is absolutely necessary! Or to take the spouse on a vacation from time to time can be refreshing, if done in moderation. Or to have a little hobby on the side can be rewarding, as long as it doesn’t become an all-consuming lust.

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But to immerse oneself in such a leisurely lifestyle, while this world is in the midst of the great heated battle for the souls of all Mankind!? Does that make sense!?

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Now of course, the people of the world don’t believe that such a spiritual battle is going on. And so, why not spend one’s last few years on earth, trying to find and enjoy life’s last pleasures? That only makes sense for unbelievers!

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But such faithless lifestyles have nothing to do with biblical Christianity!

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PAUL’S RETIREMENT PLAN

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Listen to the Apostle, Paul… “For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” 2nd Timothy 4:6-9

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Does this declaration by Paul sound as though he was looking forward to a nice long and relaxing retirement? 

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Can you imagine Paul moving to a retirement golf resort for aging evangelists? Can you just picture Paul and Peter and John as a threesome, playing eighteen holes? Well, why not? Because everybody knows what these three men were all about! Everybody knows that these three men had no other desire than to run the Christian Race, and fight that Good Christian Fight, and win that Heavenly prize! 

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PAUL, PETER AND JOHN

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No, these three men each worked tirelessly to consecrate their lives in such a way, that the world might see Jesus in them!

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These three men each knew the importance of redeeming the timhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Caravaggio_-_Martirio_di_San_Pietro.jpge they had yet remaining here on earth. And these three men strove to preach the Gospel to any and every last person who had ears to hear!

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Yes, Paul, Peter and John knew the importance and value of eternal life. They knew that this present life is merely as a tiny “vapor, which appears for a moment and then vanishes away”! (James 4:14)

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If they were looking for any sort of leisurely retirement, it would have to be beyond the grave!

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But while they had any breath in them in this life, it would be used to preach the Gospel to whoever would listen!

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I PRESS TOWARD THE MARK FOR THE PRIZE!

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And none of these three men counted themselves to have “already attained, either were http://lavistachurchofchrist.org/Pictures/The%20Early%20Church%20Artwork/target8.htmlalready made perfect”. Philippians 3:12

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No, each of these men would merely, “press on toward the mark for the prize, of that high (and holy) calling of God, in Christ Jesus”. They knew that they needed a much deeper baptism, and a much greater resurrected lifestyle! (see Philippians 3:7-15)

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And so dear Pilgrim, let’s look to such men as these for our examples and role-models. Let’s not look to the people of the world (nor the church) for examples!

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Let’s continue to fan into flames the gift of grace within us! Let’s keep ascending that upward pathway, walking as strangers and pilgrims away from this selfish world, and onward to the Celestial Courts of the Heavenly City of God!

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By so-doing, we will enjoy a rich reward throughout the ceaseless ages to come!

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Having said all these things, it must also be said that there are many retirees who can possibly combine their new lifestyle or hobby while continuing to study and contemplate God’s Word and continually praying without ceasing.

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These questions should be a matter of earnest prayer and soul-searching.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Give me that same fiery Spirit which ignited the lives of these three men…

 

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Running The Christian Race (Part 1: Paul & John: Our Role Models)”

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HEAVENLY MOUNTAINS

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Well, as just stated, the Lord has created a constellation which shows a woman fleeing. It is called the Revelation 12 Woman Constellation, also known as Ursa Major or The Big Dipper. So if we explore this constellation in the light of the Bible, there can be a wealth of information discovered on this very topic. So come along and dig into this study. And after reading about this heavenly revelation, you just might find yourself fleeing to the mountains. And maybe, just maybe, there are some much better mountains to flee to, than the ones in the above photo of Palestine! Mountains in which you can hide, where tracking devices and black helicopters are useless against you!

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)” 

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” June 22nd (The Natural Man & Bible Prophecy)” 

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6th Head And atheistic narcissism

By admin On June 8th, 2022

2Ti 3:1  This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2Ti 3:2  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2Ti 3:3  Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good…

2Ti 3:4  Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
2Ti 3:5  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

When Eve, “the mother of all living”, was approached by Lucifer, she decided that she should be like God. (See Genesis 3:20)

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Yes, Lucifer, the fallen rebel angel, tempted her by saying, “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:5

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And so, through her one act of selfish defiance against God’s only command, “Thou shalt not eat of it”, mankind was thrust into the grand drama of the ages: a world which became a sort of giant fishbowl, in which the onlooking universe could witness and comprehend the selfish wares and the ways, and the tragic results of living in a selfish world.

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Yes, it’s hard to deny this world’s evil, which seems so well orchestrated, could just be happenstance! No, it’s difficult to simply look at this tragic world, and disbelieve that unseen spirit-beings do not exist! The evidence to the contrary is just too overwhelming!

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And so, after mankind’s fall from grace, a new government was born, based on a new concept, “selfishness”, in direct contradiction to the government of unselfish love which Heaven was and is.

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And so, as a result of mankind’s fall, Lucifer was given the office of being “the god of this world”, his very own kingdom, howbeit a kingdom in which mankind was permitted to live however they wanted to live. (See 2nd Corinthians 4:4)

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And yet, from the days of ancient Babylon and forward, God made sure that this new antichrist world-order would unfold itself in such a way as to reveal the various aspects of sin. And in doing this, the onlooking universe would finally comprehend the evil character of that ancient rebel, Lucifer, now called Satan and The Devil.

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And the Book of Revelation encapsulates all this antichrist world-order, by presenting a symbolic beast which is in the image of a great red dragon. The great red dragon, having seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns, symbolized Satan (see Revelation 20:2).

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And the beast likewise had seven heads and ten horns (see Revelation 12:3 & 13:1). In other words, this multifaceted beast was created in the very image and likeness of Satan. And this beast is revealed to be comprised of various kings and kingdoms.

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And it is the belief of this website, that this antichrist beast represents the kings and kingdoms of this antichrist world: Satan’s antichrist world-system. And the seven heads represent the seven kingdoms and kings which have ruled over this world-system since the long centuries following the great flood of Noah’s day. Beginning with Babylon, then Medo-Persia, then Grecia, then civil Rome, spiritual Rome, and finally Atheism, the 6th head, and apostate Protestantism, the 7th head.

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Now, all this information can be quite confusing for any newcomer to this website.

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But for lack of time, let’s simply focus on the last two heads, Atheism and apostate Protestantism, which are the two current heads now ruling over much of the world. As a matter of fact, let’s just focus on the 6th head, “Atheism”. We are currently living in a world in which Atheism is a dominate force over much of the world’s unsaved populace. It is the ideology, or religion, that Mankind, though merely made from dust, is the supreme ruler and overlord of the world. There is no God, but man himself…or herself. Humans are the highest level of existence according to atheism.

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And of course, looking back at Eve’s desire to be a god (“Ye shall be as gods…” Genesis 3:5), we can see how this desire is right now being manifest amongst those who consider themselves to be the highest order of life…atheists.

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Like never before, we are witnessing an incredible rise in selfishness and “narcissism” among the general populace. And because the average person can now make their voice to be loudly heard via the Internet, it is nothing short of amazing to behold the level of self-absorbed narcissism currently on display!

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And let’s not forget that the number “6” is the number mankind, who were created on the 6th day. And so, it only makes sense that this 6th head of the antichrist beast should manifest itself in pride, self-exaltation, and utter self-obsessed narcissism!

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Just watch and listen to a multitude of deluded beings obsess over themselves in various ways on the social media. Be amazed as they proudly thrust their own self-exalting philosophies and opinions over the Internet!

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And like a ship lost at sea, without a guide-map nor a compass, they are now beginning, to even deny the most basic and fundamental truths of life, replacing them with nonsensical notions which would have been mocked and derided just a few short years ago! And even the human rulers and thought-leaders promoting atheism, the 6th head of the antichrist beast, are now beginning to demand that the entire world’s populace must bow down and accept, as reality, these obvious lies!

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Of course, stepping back, we realize this current wave of secular self-exalting madness is being driven by the same “Deceiver-In-Chief”, who caused Eve to desire self-exaltation. The Bible reveals him as, “the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan…the god of this world” system. (Revelation 20:2 & 2nd Corinthians 4:4)

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Yes, we must remember that “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 6:12 And as the mass-insanity increases, Satan is even causing unsaved individuals to engage in self-mutilation, thinking that they can change their gender by so-doing! Even parents are forcing their own children to go through these unthinkable “medical” procedures, hoping to receive praise from others. This mass-insanity is all very satanic in origin!

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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 provided a way of escape from all this current pandemic madness! Yes, the door of the Ark of Salvation is still open for any and every man, women, and child who wishes to escape this doomed planet, before the great flood of evil finally destroys the entire planet. And before that door forever closes, God’s people are currently pleading with mankind to come aboard and be saved by the blood of the Lamb who gave Himself to be the all-atoning sacrifice of that Hill called Calvary.

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“A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH!”

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And the Bible promises…And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.” Revelation 21:1 

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Yes, there will soon be a “New Heaven and a New Earth” to replace this present doomed world-system. And it will be a wonderful place, a “Promised Land…a land flowing with milk and honey”, in which we will be forever happy, forever humble, and forever young! (See various verses from Exodus)

Babylon: City of Confusion

By admin On June 2nd, 2022

Isa 24:10  The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.

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Throughout history, Bible has remained an unmovable rock in the midst of a fickle and changeable world. Never has God needed to apologize, change His mind, or correct His infallible Word of Truth. Historians have repeatedly had to change their account of history as new discoveries revealed the veracity of the Bible account. No apologies. Just a quiet reversal of their former stance against the Bible’s proven accuracy concerning history.

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Now, history is just one area in which the Bible has proven itself to be the unapologetic and unmovable Rock.

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Listen to Scripture…Pro_5:6  Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.” This scripture is speaking of much more than a mere adulterous woman. It is speaking, not only of the world-loving church community, but also of the world itself!

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Just look at society today! Confusion abounds. No longer anchored to the Bible, society is now drifting away from even the most basic and fundamental truths of life! People have nothing to hold onto, and as a result are being cast away from the very fundamental principles of life. Men claiming to be women. Women claiming to be men. Children, even toddlers being encouraged to mutilate their bodies by sin-sick parents, lost in the darkness of depravity!

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Truly this world is a planet of confusion! The Bible’s name for this world is Babylon, meaning “the City of Confusion”!

sherlock holmes quote

By admin On May 25th, 2022

Thats the terrifying part about blackmail, Watson. The victim is afraid to fight the accusation no matter how false. Once the accusation is made, his name is smeared and sometimes his life is ruined

1984 All Over Again?

By admin On May 25th, 2022

It is a wonder why the book, Orwell’s “1984”, is still required reading in many public schools!

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“And why is that?”, you might ask.

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Well, just look out at current events in many or most societies! Don’t we see the very nations which once embraced freedom, now beginning to transform themselves into the very same authoritarian dystopia which Orwell warned against?

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And why is it that the general populace is so willing to vote for politicians whom they know will push for such an Orwellian dystopia?

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Maybe because our mainstream information organizations are increasingly becoming propaganda arms for our atheistic politicians! Maybe because our schools have likewise become filled with zealots for atheism!

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And what about the social media? It too has almost monopolistic control over what people are allowed to hear, or not to hear!

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Yes, just like Orwell’s book, every household has a two-way monitoring system in which we increasingly hear mostly what they want us to hear, and also are being spied upon to see what we are thinking and speaking and doing!

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Yes, “the god of this world”, Lucifer, now called Satan, has invented the Internet for the very purpose of allowing complete authoritarian control over the masses.

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History books are now being written to give an exaggerated version of history, just like Orwell’s book!

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The government openly lies, knowing that the media, for the most part will cover for them!

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The justice department has greatly been corrupted by socialists who want harsh justice to be applied to those who oppose their authoritarianism!

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About the only thing Orwell didn’t get right was in the area of fleshly pleasures. Probably because he was an atheist, he failed to predict the current moral decay in society. Because had he understood Bible prophecy, he would have realized that immorality would be running rampant in these last days!

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Well, who knows what the immediate future holds in store for us? Perhaps things will go back to normal for a few years. After all, we are now standing in the Valley of Decision”, in which each and every person must

perfect world

By admin On May 20th, 2022

Yesterday, I looked out through my window pane, and thought I saw you passing by….I couldn’t help myself from calling out your name, turning round they stopped and stared…But you weren’t there…no, no, no

 

10,000 teachers in christ everything we see can instruct us

By admin On May 9th, 2022

eternal torment: what will become of Lucifer?

By admin On April 29th, 2022

KING JAMES BIBLE ONLINE EZEKIEL 28

Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

13Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

14Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

15Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

16By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

17Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

18Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.

19All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.

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And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

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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!

13For 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:

14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

15Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

16They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

17That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?

18All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.

19But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.

20Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.

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The Bible is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, given by God. It reveals the war between Heaven and the forces of evil of this world.

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These forces of evil include both an invisible army of evil angels, as well as the visible army of antichrists: the unsaved multitudes around the world. And these two armies are led by Lucifer, now given the title of “Satan”, as well as “The Devil”.

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But the title of this article is “Where Will Lucifer Spend Eternity?” And so, in the name of brevity, let’s just get to this question.

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Now, the Church-world, for the most part, has taught that the Devil (along with every person who died unsaved throughout history) will be endlessly tormented in some netherworld dungeon throughout eternity-future!

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And by a careless reading of the Bible, theologians have come up with this church-doctrine, based on some Bible verses which seem to confirm this idea.

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And yet, because the apostate church which existed during the Dark Ages of Europe did not compare everything concerning the true nature of Hell, they only took a select number of the verses which appear to confirm this idea of “Eternal Torment”.

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And this website has man articles dealing with this fallacious church-doctrine, which the Reader is encouraged to begin studying to gain a greater understanding of this topic…(please begin with “Eternal Torment? Part 1″)

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But what about Lucifer? After all, Revelation 20:10 explicitly says…”And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”

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So how could anybody get the idea that Lucifer will suffer anything less than endless torment!?

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And let’s face it! This verse (Revelation 20:10) is always included as a further proof-text of the church-doctrine, “Eternal Torment”.

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But just as theologians of the Dark Ages ignored all the Bible passages which speak of Hell as either this fallen world, or as the grave/death, so also they ignored (and still do) what Ezekiel has to say about Lucifer…Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth…15Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee…17Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee…19All…the people shall be astonished at thee…and never shalt thou be any more.” Ezekiel 28:14, 15, 17, 19 (Entire passage condensed for brevity and clarity)

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So here it is revealed that this evil one who once was given the office “the anointed cherub which covers” will be exposed before all the world, “and never shall you be any more!”

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So it seems that the Bible contradicts itself! In Revelation 20:10, the Devil will be tormented day and night for ever and ever”. But in Ezekiel 28

 

(The Straw Man Ploy, Part 9: “Imagine There’s No Heaven!”)

By admin On April 16th, 2022

The New York Times, on this “Good Friday” morning, had an editorial opinion piece calling for the elimination of God from society, since, as the editor put it, “Religion is responsible for so many wars, so much hate, so much resistance to society’s desire to live any old way we want to live!”

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But truth-be-told, this writer is actually correct, to a certain degree! Yes, God is responsible for so many wars, as well as so much resistance to mankind’s desire to “live any old way we want to live”.

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Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

Matthew 10:34

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Listen to the very words of Jesus…“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

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Yes, indeed, God has declared war on this selfish world! And by sending His only begotten Son into the world, to give His life on the Cross, God began a massive campaign to destroy this antichrist world-system.

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And yet, it was not God who has been bloodying the world. No, just the opposite! It has been the “god of this world” who has been busily working through fallen, sinful humans to do his dirty work, quite often in the name of God, and under the guise of Christianity, false Christianity!

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After all, what better way could there be to trash the name of Jesus than to pretend to come in the name of Jesus, performing evil deeds, causing the children of men to despise that glorious name!

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This of course is what is known as “The Straw Man Ploy”. Yes, it is no less than the Prince of Darkness who “now works in the children of disobedience”, inspiring them to commit a myriad of heinous acts of evil in God’s holy name! Ephesians 2:2, 3

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And thus, Satan gives secularists all the necessary “ammunition” to foolishly charge God with causing all the mayhem and madness we see in the world! And so, this “Straw Man” of counterfeit Christianity accomplishes its designated purpose to defeat Heaven’s unselfish love!

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But even though these humanists feel morally superior to the Christian community, they will have no excuse on Judgment Day as they stand before the divine Judge of the universe, to give account for their condemning accusations against the Lamb of God and His fellow sheep! Because, besides what has been revealed in the Bible concerning God’s flawless character, has also been clearly seen in God’s marvelous Creation! And though these critics might make plausible accusations against erring men, they could not successfully accuse the One who stretched out His hands on the Cross, making Himself the atoning sacrifice for sin and sinners! And so, they will be without excuse on that Day!

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And yet, the very Good News is that this is still the day of salvation! And all those who realize their need of soul-saving redemption, may fall down at the foot of the Cross, and confess that they, not God, shared in the responsibility for the wars and hate and sickness, and heartaches which have plagued mankind for much too long!

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Listen to Scripture…

22 It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness…

31 For the Lord will not cast off for ever:

32 But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.

33 For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

34 To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth.

39 Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

40 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord.

41 Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.

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Here is a dramatic testimony concerning God’s patience with mankind, the very same ones who spit in God’s face on a daily basis, and write “hit pieces”, condemning God, when in truth, it is they themselves who are the guilty ones!

adobe

By admin On March 28th, 2022

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Updates. If the Software is an Update to a prior version of Adobe software (the “Prior Version”), then Customer’s use of this Update is conditional upon its retention of the Prior Version. Therefore, if Customer validly transfers this Update pursuant to Section 4.6, the Customer must transfer the Prior Version along with it. If Customer wishes to use this Update in addition to the Prior Version, then Customer may only do so on the same Computer on which it has installed and is using the Prior Version. Any obligations that Adobe may have to support Prior Versions during the License Term may end upon the availability of this Update. No other use of the Update is permitted. Additional Updates may be licensed to Customer by Adobe with additional or different terms. 6. Limited Warranty. Except as otherwise stated in a separate agreement between Adobe and a Software licensee, Adobe warrants to the individual or entity that first purchases a license for the Software for use pursuant to the terms of this agreement that the Software will perform substantially in accordance with the corresponding user manual for the Software for the shorter period of (a) the ninety (90) day period or (b) License Term following receipt of the Software (“Warranty Period”) when used on the Compatible Computer. Non-substantial variation of performance from the user manual does not establish a warranty right. This limited warranty does not apply to the following, which are made available AS-IS and without warranty from Adobe: (i) patches; (ii) font software; (iii) Pre-release Software, trial, starter, evaluation, product sampler, Evaluation Software, and not-for-resale copies of the Software; (iv) websites, Adobe Online Services; and Third Party Online Services; (v) Certified Document Services (see Section 16); and (vi) any software made available by Adobe for free via web download from an Adobe website. All warranty claims must be made, along with proof of purchase, to the Adobe Customer Support Department within such Warranty Period. Additional information on warranty claims is available at http://www.adobe.com/go/support. The entire liability of Adobe and its affiliates related to such warranty claim and Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy under any warranty will be limited to either, at Adobe’s option, support of the Software based on the warranty claim, replacement of the Software, or, if support or replacement is not practicable at Adobe’s determination, refund of the license fee Customer paid for the Software (if any). THE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION GIVES CUSTOMER SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. CUSTOMER MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS UNDER LAW WHICH MAY VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION. ADOBE DOES NOT SEEK TO LIMIT CUSTOMER’S WARRANTY RIGHTS TO ANY EXTENT NOT PERMITTED BY LAW. Please see Section 16 for jurisdiction-specific provisions or contact the Adobe Customer Support Department. 7. Disclaimer. THE LIMITED WARRANTY IN SECTION 6 AND ANY STATUTORY WARRANTY AND REMEDY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER LAW ARE THE ONLY WARRANTIES AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES APPLICABLE TO THE SOFTWARE. OTHER THAN THOSE OFFERED AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES, ADOBE, ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, AND CERTIFICATE AUTHORITIES (DEFINED BELOW) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND TERMS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHETHER BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW, CUSTOM, USAGE, OR OTHERWISE AS TO ANY MATTER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PERFORMANCE, SECURITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, INTEGRATION, MERCHANTABILITY, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, AND FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. OTHER THAN SUCH OFFERED AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES, THE SOFTWARE AND ACCESS TO ANY WEBSITES, ADOBE OR THIRD PARTY ONLINE SERVICES, AND CERTIFICATE AUTHORITY SERVICES ARE PROVIDED AS-IS AND WITH ALL FAULTS. THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY MAY NOT BE VALID IN SOME JURISDICTIONS. CUSTOMER MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL WARRANTY RIGHTS UNDER LAW WHICH MAY NOT BE WAIVED OR DISCLAIMED. ADOBE DOES NOT SEEK TO LIMIT CUSTOMER’S WARRANTY RIGHTS TO ANY EXTENT NOT PERMITTED BY LAW. The provisions of Sections 7 and Section 8 will survive the termination of this agreement, howsoever caused, but this will not imply or create any continued right to use the Software after termination of this agreement. 8. Limitation of Liability. EXCEPT FOR THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OFFERED BY ADOBE ABOVE AND ANY REMEDIES THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER LAW, ADOBE, ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, AND CERTIFICATE AUTHORITIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO CUSTOMER FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGES, CLAIMS, OR COSTS WHATSOEVER INCLUDING ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST SAVINGS, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, PERSONAL INJURY OR FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY OF CARE, OR CLAIMS BY A THIRD PARTY, EVEN IF AN ADOBE REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS, DAMAGES, CLAIMS, OR COSTS. IN ANY EVENT, ADOBE’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY AND THAT OF ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, AND CERTIFICATE AUTHORITIES UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT WILL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID FOR THE SOFTWARE, IF ANY. THIS LIMITATION WILL APPLY EVEN IN THE EVENT OF A FUNDAMENTAL OR MATERIAL BREACH OR A BREACH OF THE FUNDAMENTAL OR MATERIAL TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. Nothing contained in this agreement limits Adobe’s liability to Customer in the event of death or personal injury resulting from Adobe’s negligence or for the tort of deceit (fraud). Adobe is acting on behalf of its affiliates, suppliers, and Certificate Authorities for the purpose of disclaiming, excluding and limiting obligations, warranties, and liability, but in no other respects and for no other purpose. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW IN CUSTOMER’S JURISDICTION. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY NOT BE VALID IN SOME JURISDICTIONS. CUSTOMER MAY HAVE RIGHTS THAT CANNOT BE WAIVED UNDER CONSUMER PROTECTION AND OTHER LAWS. ADOBE DOES NOT SEEK TO LIMIT ITS WARRANTY OR REMEDIES TO ANY EXTENT NOT PERMITTED BY LAW. SEE SECTION 16 FOR JURISDICTION-SPECIFIC STATEMENTS. 9. Export Rules. Customer acknowledges that the Software is subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (the “EAR”) and that Customer will comply with the EAR. Customer will not export or re-export the Software, directly or indirectly, to: (a) any countries that are subject to U.S. export restrictions (including, but not limited to, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria), (b) any end user whom Customer knows or has reason to know will utilize them in the design, development or production of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, or rocket systems, space launch vehicles, and sounding rockets, or unmanned air vehicle systems, or (c) any end user who has been prohibited from participating in the U.S. export transactions by any federal agency of the U.S. government. In addition, Customer is responsible for complying with any local laws in Customer’s jurisdiction which may impact its right to import, export or use the Software. If Adobe has knowledge that a violation has occurred, Adobe may be prohibited from providing maintenance and support for the Software. 10. Governing Law. If Customer is a consumer who uses the Software for only personal non-business purposes, then this agreement will be governed by the laws of the jurisdiction which Customer purchased the license to use the Software. If Customer is not such a consumer, this agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws in force in: (a) the State of California, if a license to the Software is obtained when Customer is in the United States, Canada, or Mexico; (b) Japan, if a license to the Software is obtained when Customer is in Japan; (c) Singapore, if a license to the Software is obtained when Customer is in a member state of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Mainland China, Hong Kong S.A.R., Macau S.A.R., Taiwan, or the Republic of Korea; or (d) England and Wales, if a license to the Software is obtained when Customer is in any jurisdiction not described above. The respective courts of Santa Clara County, California when California law applies, Tokyo District Court in Japan, when Japanese law applies, and the competent courts of London, England, when the law of England and Wales applies, shall each have non-exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes relating to this agreement. When Singapore law applies, any dispute arising out of or in connection with this agreement, including any question regarding its existence, validity, or termination, shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration in Singapore in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”) for the time being in force, which rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this section. There shall be one arbitrator, selected jointly by the parties. If the arbitrator is not selected within thirty (30) days of the written demand by a party to submit to arbitration, the Chairman of the SIAC shall make the selection. The language of the arbitration shall be English. Notwithstanding any provision in this agreement, Adobe or Customer may request any judicial, administrative, or other authority to order any provisional or conservatory measure, including injunctive relief, specific performance, or other equitable relief, prior to the institution of legal or arbitration proceedings, or during the proceedings, for the preservation of its rights and interests or to enforce specific terms that are suitable for provisional remedies. This agreement will not be governed by the following, the application of which is hereby expressly excluded: (x) the conflict of law rules of any jurisdiction, (y) the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, and (z) the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act, as enacted in any jurisdiction. 11. General Provisions. If any part of this agreement is found void and unenforceable, it will not affect the validity of the balance of this agreement, which will remain valid and enforceable according to its terms. This agreement may only be modified in writing, signed by an authorized officer of Adobe. The English version of this agreement will be the version used when interpreting or construing this agreement. This is the entire agreement between Adobe and Customer relating to the Software and it supersedes any prior representations, discussions, undertakings, communications, or advertising relating to the Software. 12. Notice to U.S. Government End Users. 12.1 U.S. Government Licensing of Adobe Technology. Customer agrees that when licensing Adobe Software for acquisition by the U.S. Government, or any contractor therefore, Customer will license consistent with the policies set forth in 48 C.F.R. Section 12.212 (for civilian agencies) and 48 C.F.R. Sections 227.7202‑1 and 227.7202‑4 (for the Department of Defense). For U.S. Government End Users, Adobe agrees to comply with all applicable equal opportunity laws including, if appropriate, the provisions of Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (38 USC 4212), and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the regulations at 41 CFR Parts 60‑1 through 60‑60, 60‑250, and 60‑741. The affirmative action clause and regulations contained in the preceding sentence will be incorporated by reference into this agreement. 12.2 Commercial Items. For U.S. Government End Users, Software is a “Commercial Item(s),” as that term is defined at 48 C.F.R. Section 2.101, consisting of “Commercial Computer Software” and “Commercial Computer Software Documentation,” as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. Section 12.212 or 48 C.F.R. Section 227.7202, as applicable. Consistent with 48 C.F.R. Section 12.212 or 48 C.F.R. Sections 227.7202‑1 through 227.7202‑4, as applicable, the Commercial Computer Software and Commercial Computer Software Documentation are being licensed to U.S. Government end users (a) only as Commercial Items and (b) with only those rights as are granted to all other end users pursuant to the terms and conditions herein. Unpublished-rights reserved under the copyright laws of the United States. 13. Compliance with Licenses. If Customer is a business, company, or organization, Customer agrees that, in addition to any license compliance checking performed by the Software, Adobe or its authorized representative have the right, no more than once every twelve (12) months, upon seven (7) business days’ prior notice to Customer, to inspect Customer’s records, systems, and facilities to verify that its use of any and all Adobe software or service is in conformity with its valid licenses from Adobe. For example, Adobe has the right to those of Customer’s records useful to determine whether installations of the Software have been serialized, and Customer shall provide such records to Adobe promptly upon request by Adobe. Additionally, Customer shall provide Adobe with all records and information requested by Adobe in order to verify that its use of any and all Adobe software is in conformity with its valid licenses from Adobe within thirty (30) days of Adobe’s request. Additional information on serialization is available at http://www.adobe.com/go/elicensing. 14. Internet Connectivity and Privacy. 14.1 Automatic Connections to the Internet. The Software may cause Customer’s Computer, without notice, to automatically connect to the Internet and to communicate with an Adobe website or Adobe domain for purposes such as license validation and providing Customer with additional information, features, or functionality. Unless otherwise specified in Sections 14.2 through 14.7, the following provisions apply to all automatic Internet connections by the Software: 14.1.1 Whenever the Software makes an Internet connection and communicates with an Adobe website, whether automatically or due to explicit user request, the Privacy Policy shall apply. Adobe Privacy Policy allows tracking of website visits and it addresses in detail the topic of tracking and use of cookies, web beacons, and similar devices. 14.1.2 Whenever the Software connects to Adobe over the Internet, certain Customer information is collected and transmitted by the Software to Adobe pursuant to the Adobe Online Privacy Policy available at http://www.adobe.com/go/privacy (“Privacy Policy”). 14.1.3 If Customer accesses an Adobe Online Service (as defined in Section 16.4 below) or activates or registers the Software, then additional information such as Customer’s Adobe ID, user name, and password may be transmitted to and stored by Adobe pursuant to the Privacy Policy and additional terms of use related to such Adobe Online Service (collectively with the Adobe.com terms of use and any applicable terms, the “Additional Terms of Use”). 14.1.4 As permitted by applicable law or as consented to by Customer, Adobe may (a) send Customer transactional messages to facilitate the Adobe Online Service or the activation or registration of the Software or Adobe Online Service, or (b) deliver in-product marketing to provide information about the Software and other Adobe products and Services using information including but not limited to platform version, version of the Software, license status, and language. 14.2 Updating. The Software may cause Customer’s Computer, without additional notice, to automatically connect to the Internet (intermittently or on a regular basis) to (a) check for Updates that are available for download to and installation on the Computer and (b) notify Adobe of the results of installation attempts. 14.3 Activation. The Software may require Customer to (a) obtain an Adobe ID, (b) activate or reactivate the Software, (c) register the software, or (d) validate the Membership. Such requirement may cause Customer’s Computer to connect to the Internet without notice on install, on launch, and on a regular basis thereafter. Once connected, the Software will collect and transmit information to Adobe as further described at http://www.adobe.com/go/activation (“Activation Terms”). Software or Customer may also receive information from Adobe related to Customer’s license, subscription, or Membership. Adobe may use such information to detect or prevent fraudulent or unauthorized use not in accordance with a valid license, subscription, or Membership. Failure to activate or register the Software, validate the subscription or Membership, or a determination by Adobe of fraudulent or unauthorized use of the Software may result in reduced functionality, inoperability of the Software, or a termination or suspension of the subscription or Membership. 14.4 Deactivation. Customer may deactivate and uninstall the Software from its Computer in order to install and activate the Software on another Computer in accordance with this agreement (“Deactivation”) and as further described in http://www.adobe.com/go/activation. Deactivation requires Internet connectivity. 14.5 Use of Online Services. The Software may cause Customer’s Computer, without additional notice and on an intermittent or regular basis, to automatically connect to the Internet to facilitate Customer’s access to content and services that are provided by Adobe or third parties as further described in Section 16.4 (Online Services). In addition, the Software may, without additional notice, automatically connect to the Internet to update downloadable materials from these online services so as to provide immediate availability of these services even when Customer is offline. 14.6 Digital Certificates. The Software uses digital certificates (as described in Section 16.5) to help Customer identify downloaded files (e.g., applications and content) and the publishers of those files. For example, Adobe AIR uses digital certificates to help Customer identify the publisher of Adobe AIR applications. The Adobe Acrobat family of products also uses digital certificates to sign and validate signatures within Portable Document Format (“PDF”) documents and to validate certified PDF documents. Customer’s Computer may connect to the Internet at the time of validation of a digital certificate. 14.7 Settings Manager. The Software may include Flash Player. Flash Player may save certain user settings by storing them on Customer’s Computer as a local shared object. They are associated with the instance of Flash Player on the Computer, allowing Customer to customize runtime features. The Flash Player Settings Manager permits Customer to modify such settings, including the ability to limit third parties from storing local shared objects or grant third party content the right to access the computer’s microphone and camera. Additional information on how to configure settings in its version of Flash Player, including information on how to disable local shared objects using the Flash Player Settings Manager, is available at http://www.adobe.com/go/settingsmanager. Additional information on local shared objects is available at http://www.adobe.com/go/flashplayer_security. 15. Peer-to-Peer Communications. The Software may use Customer’s connection to a local area network, without additional notice, to automatically connect to other Adobe software and, in doing so, may indicate on the local area network that it is available for communication with other Adobe software. These connections may transmit the IP Address of Customer’s connection to the local network. 16. Specific Provisions and Exceptions. This section sets forth specific provisions related to certain products and components of the Software as well as limited exceptions to the above terms and conditions. To the extent that any provision in this section is in conflict with any other term or condition in this agreement, the terms stated in this section will supersede such other term or condition. 16.1 No Prejudice; European Economic Area Provisions; Australia Mandatory Notice. 16.1.1 This agreement will not prejudice the statutory rights of any party, including those dealing as consumers. For example, for consumers in New Zealand who obtain the Software for personal, domestic, or household use (not business purposes), this agreement is subject to the Consumer Guarantees Act. 16.1.2 If Customer obtained the Software in the European Economic Area (EEA), Customer usually resides in the EEA and Customer is a consumer (that is its use of the Software is for personal, non-business related purposes), then Section 6 (Limited Warranty) does not apply to Customer’s purchase and use of the Software. Instead, Adobe warrants for a period of 2 years from purchase that the Software provides the functionalities set forth in the applicable user manual (the “agreed upon functionalities”) when used on the Compatible Computer. Non-substantial variation from the agreed upon functionalities will not establish any warranty rights. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO SOFTWARE THAT CUSTOMER USES ON A PRE-RELEASE, TRYOUT, STARTER, OR PRODUCT SAMPLER BASIS, OR TO FONT SOFTWARE, OR TO THE EXTENT THE SOFTWARE FAILS TO PERFORM BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN ALTERED BY CUSTOMER. To make a warranty claim, Customer must notify the Adobe Customer Support Department during this 2 year period, providing details of proof of purchase of the Software. Adobe will verify with Customer whether there is a defect in the Software or advise Customer that the error arises because Customer has not installed the Software correctly (in which case, Adobe shall assist Customer). If there is a defect in the Software, Customer may request from Adobe either a refund or a repaired or replacement copy of the Software. Requests must be accompanied by proof of purchase. In the event Customer’s warranty details are substantiated, Adobe will meet Customer’s request for repaired or replacement Software, unless it is not reasonable for Adobe to do so, in which case Adobe will provide Customer with a refund. For warranty assistance, please contact the Adobe Customer Support Department. Please note that the provisions of Section 8 (Limitation of Liability) will continue to apply to any damages claims Customer makes in respect of its use of the Software. Nonetheless, Adobe shall be liable for direct losses that are reasonably foreseeable in the event of a breach by Adobe of this agreement. Customer is advised to take all reasonable measures to avoid and reduce damages, in particular by making back-up copies of the Software and its computer data. This agreement, and in particular this Section 16.1.2, is intended to describe Customer’s rights (including its statutory rights) in the event there should be problems with its use of the Software. If Customer’s statutory rights are greater than this description, its statutory rights shall apply. 16.1.3 Nothing included in this agreement (including Section 4.4) shall limit any non-waivable right to decompile the Software that Customer may enjoy under applicable law. For example, if Customer is located in the European Union (EU), Customer may have the right upon certain conditions specified in the applicable law to decompile the Software if it is necessary to do so in order to achieve interoperability of the Software with another software program, and Customer has first asked Adobe in writing to provide the information necessary to achieve such operability and Adobe has not made such information available. In addition, such decompilation may only be performed by Customer or someone else entitled to use a copy of the Software on Customer’s behalf. Adobe has the right to impose reasonable conditions before providing such information. Any information supplied by Adobe or obtained by Customer, as permitted hereunder, may only be used by Customer for the purpose described herein and may not be disclosed to any third party or used to create any software that is substantially similar to the expression of the Software or used for any other act that infringes the copyright of Adobe or its licensors. 16.1.4 If Customer obtains the Software in Australia, then the following provision shall apply, notwithstanding anything stated to the contrary in this Agreement: NOTICE TO CONSUMERS IN AUSTRALIA: Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. Our software products also come with a 90‑day limited warranty given by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, with an office at 4‑6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin, Ireland, as set out in the Agreement. If your products do not provide the general features and functions described in the User Documentation in the 90‑day period after delivery to you, please call the Adobe Customer Support Department at 1800 614 863 with details of your product, serial number, and proof of purchase. You may be required to return the software product to the address we provide to you at the time, in which case such return will be at your own cost. The benefits under this warranty are in addition to other rights and remedies that you may have at law. 16.2 Pre-release Software Additional Terms. If the Software is pre-commercial release or beta software (“Pre-release Software”), then this section applies. The Pre-release Software does not represent final product from Adobe, and may contain bugs, errors, and other problems that could cause system or other failures and data loss. Adobe may never commercially release the Pre-release Software. If Customer received the Pre-release Software pursuant to a separate written agreement, such as the Adobe Systems Incorporated License Agreement for Pre-release Software, then Customer’s use of the Software is also governed by such agreement. Customer will promptly return or destroy all copies of Pre-release Software upon the earlier of Adobe’s request or upon Adobe’s commercial release of such Software. CUSTOMER’S USE OF PRE-RELEASE SOFTWARE IS AT ITS OWN RISK. SEE SECTIONS 6 AND 8 FOR LIMITED WARRANTY AND LIABILITY LIMITATIONS RELATED TO PRE-RELEASE SOFTWARE. 16.3 Educational Software Product. If the Software is Educational Software Product (Software manufactured and distributed for use only by Educational End Users), Customer is not entitled to use the Software unless Customer qualify in its jurisdiction as an Educational End User. Please visit http://www.adobe.com/go/edu_purchasing to learn about eligibility. Please visit http://www.adobe.com/go/store and look for the link for Buying Adobe Products Worldwide to find an Adobe Authorized Academic Reseller. 16.4 Online Services. 16.4.1 Provided by Adobe. The Software facilitates Customer’s access to content and various services that are hosted on websites maintained by Adobe or its affiliates (“Adobe Online Services”). Examples of such Adobe Online Services might include, but are not limited to: Adobe BrowserLab, Adobe CS Review, Business Catalyst, Digital Publishing Suite, Acrobat.com, Search for Help, and product Welcome Screens. In some cases an Adobe Online Service might appear as a feature or extension within the Software even though it is hosted on a website. Access to an Adobe Online Service may require Customer to activate the Software, obtain an Adobe ID, consent to Additional Terms of Use, or require a separate fee in order to access such Adobe Online Services. Adobe Online Services might not be available in all languages or to residents of all countries and Adobe may, at any time and for any reason, modify or discontinue the availability of any Adobe Online Service. Adobe also reserves the right to begin charging a fee for access to or use of an Adobe Online Service that was previously offered at no charge. Section 14 states important information regarding Internet connectivity and Customer’s privacy. As stated in Section 14, when the Software accesses an Adobe Online Service, Customer’s use of such Adobe Online Service is governed by the Adobe Privacy Policy (http://www.adobe.com/go/privacy), by the Adobe.com Terms of Use (http://www.adobe.com/go/terms), and by any Additional Terms of Use that might be presented to Customer at that time. 16.4.2 Provided by Third Parties. The Software may facilitate Customer’s access to websites maintained by third parties offering goods, information, software, and services (“Third Party Online Services”). Examples of such Third Party Online Services might include, but are not limited to, the Kodak EasyShare Gallery service. Customer’s access to and use of any Third Party Online Services is governed by the terms, conditions, disclaimers, and notices found on such site or otherwise associated with such Third Party Online Services. Adobe does not control, endorse, or accept responsibility for Third Party Online Services. Any dealings between Customer and any third party in connection with a Third Party Online Service, including such party’s privacy policies and use of Customer’s personal information, delivery of and payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between Customer and such third party. Third Party Online Services might not be available in all languages or to residents of all countries and Adobe may, at any time and for any reason, modify or discontinue the availability of any Third Party Online Service. 16.4.3 EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY AGREED BY ADOBE OR ITS AFFILIATES OR A THIRD PARTY IN A SEPARATE AGREEMENT, CUSTOMER’S USE OF ADOBE ONLINE SERVICES AND THIRD PARTY ONLINE SERVICES IS AT ITS OWN RISK UNDER THE WARRANTY AND LIABILITY LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 7 AND 8. 16.5 Digital Certificates. 16.5.1 Use. Digital certificates are issued by third party certificate authorities, including Adobe Certified Document Services (CDS) vendors listed at http://www.adobe.com/go/partners_cds and Adobe Approved Trust List vendors (“AATL”) listed at http://www.adobe.com/go/aatl (collectively “Certificate Authorities”), or can be self-signed. 16.5.2 Terms and Conditions. Purchase, use, and reliance upon digital certificates is the responsibility of Customer and a Certificate Authority. Before Customer relies upon any certified document, digital signature, or Certificate Authority services, Customer should review the applicable terms and conditions under which the relevant Certificate Authority provides services, including, for example, any subscriber agreements, relying party agreements, certificate policies, and practice statements. See the links on http://www.adobe.com/go/partners_cds for information about Adobe’s CDS vendors and http://www.adobe.com/go/aatl for information about AATL vendors. 16.5.3 Acknowledgement. Customer agrees that (a) the Software, due to configuration or external issues, might show a signature as valid despite the fact a digital certificate may have been revoked or expired prior to the time of verification; (b) the security or integrity of a digital certificate may be compromised due to an act or omission by the signer of the document, the applicable Certificate Authority, or any other third party; and (c) a certificate may be a self-signed certificate not provided by a Certificate Authority. CUSTOMER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR DECIDING WHETHER OR NOT TO RELY ON A CERTIFICATE. UNLESS A SEPARATE WRITTEN WARRANTY IS PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER BY A CERTIFICATE AUTHORITY, CUSTOMER’S USE OF DIGITAL CERTIFICATES IS AT ITS SOLE RISK. 16.5.4 Third-Party Beneficiaries. Customer agrees that any Certificate Authority which the Customer relies upon is a third-party beneficiary of this agreement and shall have the right to enforce this agreement in its own name as if it were Adobe. 16.5.5 Indemnity. Customer agrees to hold Adobe and any applicable Certificate Authority (except as expressly provided in its terms and conditions) harmless from any and all liabilities, losses, actions, damages, or claims (including all reasonable expenses, costs, and attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to Customer’s use of, or any reliance on, any service of such authority, including, without limitation: (a) reliance on an expired or revoked certificate; (b) improper verification of a certificate, (c) use of a certificate other than as permitted by any applicable terms and conditions, this agreement or applicable law; (d) failure to exercise reasonable judgment under the circumstances in relying on issuer services or certificates; or (e) failure to perform any of the obligations as required in the terms and conditions related to the services. 16.6 Font Software. If the Software includes font software: 16.6.1 Customer may use the font software with the Software on Computers as described in Section 2 and output the font software to any output device(s) connected to such Computer(s). 16.6.2 If the Permitted Number of Computers is five (5) or fewer, Customer may download the font software to the memory (hard disk or RAM) of one output device connected to at least one of such Computers for the purpose of having the font software remain resident in such output device, and of one more such output device for every multiple of five represented by the Permitted Number of Computers. 16.6.3 Customer may take a copy of the font(s) Customer has used for a particular file to a commercial printer or other service bureau, and such service bureau may use the font(s) to process its file, provided such service bureau has a valid license to use that particular font software. 16.6.4 Customer may embed copies of the font software into its electronic documents for the purpose of printing, viewing, and editing the document. No other embedding rights are implied or permitted under this license. 16.6.5 As an exception to the above, the fonts listed at http://www.adobe.com/go/restricted_fonts are included with the Software only for purposes of operation of the Software user interface and not for inclusion within any Output Files. Such listed fonts are not licensed under this Section 16.6. Customer agrees that it will not copy, move, activate or use, or allow any font management tool to copy, move, activate or use, such listed fonts in or with any software application, program, or file other than the Software. 16.7 After Effects Render Engine. If the Software includes the full version of Adobe After Effects, then Customer may install an unlimited number of Render Engines on Computers within its Internal Network which includes at least one Computer on which the full version of the Adobe After Effects software is installed. The term “Render Engine” means an installable portion of the Software that allows After Effects projects to be rendered but which cannot be used to create or modify projects and does not include the complete After Effects user interface. 16.8 Acrobat Standard, Acrobat Pro, and Adobe Acrobat Suite Features. If the Software includes Acrobat Standard, Acrobat Pro, Acrobat Suite, or certain features within the above software, then this Section 16.8 shall apply. 16.8.1 Additional Definitions. 16.8.1.1 “Deploy” means to deliver or otherwise make available, directly or indirectly, by any means including but not limited to a network or Internet, an Extended Document to one or more recipients. 16.8.1.2 “Extended Document” means a PDF file manipulated by the Software to enable the ability to locally save documents with filled-in PDF forms. 16.8.2 The Software may include enabling technology that allows Customer to enable PDF documents with certain features through the use of a digital credential located within the Software (“Key”). Customer agrees not to access, attempt to access, control, disable, remove, use, or distribute the Key for any purpose. 16.8.3 For any unique Extended Document Customer may only either (a) Deploy such Extended Document to an unlimited number of unique recipients, but Customer shall not extract information or cause the information to be extracted from more than five hundred (500) unique instances of such Extended Document or any hardcopy representation of such Extended Document containing filled form fields; or (b) Deploy such Extended Document to no more than five hundred (500) unique recipients without limits on the number of times Customer may extract information from such Extended Document returned to Customer filled-in by such recipients. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, obtaining additional licenses to use Acrobat Standard, Acrobat Pro, or Adobe Acrobat Suite shall not increase the foregoing limits (that is, the foregoing limits are the aggregate total limits regardless of how many additional licenses to use Acrobat Standard, Acrobat Pro, or Adobe Acrobat Suite Customer may have obtained). 16.9 Flash Player Projectors and Runtime. Customer’s rights to use any Flash player, projector, standalone player, plug-in, runtime, or ActiveX control provided to Customer as part of or with the Software, or in an Output File shall be governed by terms available at http://www.adobe.com/go/flashplayer_usage. Unless and except as provided therein, Customer shall have no rights to use or distribute such software. 16.10 Contribute Publishing Services. Subject to the Contribute Publishing Services software end user license agreement accompanying such software, Customer shall not connect to the Contribute Publishing Services software unless Customer has purchased a license to connect to such Contribute Publishing Services software for each individual who may connect to such Contribute Publishing Services software; provided, however, that trial versions of Adobe Contribute software may install and connect to the Contribute Publishing Services software in accordance with the Contribute Publishing Services software end user license agreement. 16.11 Adobe Presenter. If the Software includes Adobe Presenter and Customer installs or uses the Adobe Connect Add-in in connection with the use of the Software, Customer agrees that it will install and use such add-in only on a desktop Computer and not on any non-PC product, including, but not limited to, a web appliance, set top box, handheld, phone, or web pad device. Further, the portion of the Software that is embedded in a presentation, information, or content created and generated using the Software (the “Adobe Presenter Run-Time”) may only be used together with the presentation, information, or content in which it is embedded. Customer shall not use, and shall cause all licensees of such presentation, information, or content not to use, the Adobe Presenter Run-Time other than as embedded in such presentation, information or content. In addition, Customer shall not use, and shall cause all licensees of such presentation, information, or content not to, modify, reverse engineer, or disassemble the Adobe Presenter Run-Time. 16.12 Flash Builder with LiveCycle Data Services (LCDS) Data Management Library. Adobe Flash Builder may include the fds.swc library. Customer may use fds.swc only to provide client-side data management capabilities and as an output file within software Customer develops, subject to the following: Customer may not (a) use fds.swc to enable associations or offline capabilities within software or (b) incorporate fds.swc into any software that is similar to Adobe LiveCycle Data Services or BlazeDS. If Customer would like to do any of the foregoing, Customer will need to request a separate license from Adobe. 16.13 Digital Publishing Suite. The following terms apply if Software includes certain components or features designed to work with or access Digital Publishing Suite, subject to the Additional Terms of Use for Digital Publishing Suite. “DPS Desktop Tools” means Folio Overlays Panel, Folio Builder Panel, Content Viewer for Desktop, and Digital Publishing Plug-in for InDesign. If the Software includes DPS Desktop Tool (or any component thereof), then, except as otherwise provided in this Section 16 or the Additional Terms of Use, Customer may install and use the DPS Desktop Tools solely for the purposes of (a) creating or producing the content designed to be displayed within the Content Viewer (“Output”), (b) evaluating and testing the Output, and (c) where available, accessing and using the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite services pursuant to the Additional Terms of Use. Except as otherwise permitted herein, Customer may not display, distribute, modify, or publicly perform the DPS Desktop Tools. 16.14 AVC DISTRIBUTION. The following notice applies to Software containing AVC import and export functionality: THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER TO (a) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AVC STANDARD (“AVC VIDEO”) AND/OR (b) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC VIDEO. NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE http://www.adobe.com/go/mpegla. 16.15 MPEG-2 DISTRIBUTION. 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WORK-IN-PROGRESS – The Coming New World Order

By admin On March 22nd, 2022

 

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WORK-IN-PROGRESS – The Coming New World Order

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In these divided states, there is a giant disagreement. You see, it seems that a large portion of the citizenry keeps warning us about “the coming New World Order”. And one of the great fears about such a giant paradigm shift is that such a global government would eventually do away with individual nations.

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But also, there is a large segment of the population who would like to see such a world order! And the unofficial world-anthem would be something like…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace… You…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

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Well, such a dream like this may sound good on paper. After all, to imagine all the people