Daily Devotional – January 14 (Planet Earth, Devil’s Island: “Mental Disorders”)

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Daily Devotional – January 14

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Planet Earth, Devil’s Island: “Mental Disorders”

(YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO READ TWO MORE ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC. JUST SCROLL DOWN BELOW, ON THIS SAME PAGE)

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“And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.” 1st Samuel 16:23

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Whether we like it or not, the plain truth is that this world is Satan’s prison-house of sin and selfishness!

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It is a type of prison island in which God has allowed the Devil to keep humanity under lock and key, so to speak.

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You could say that we’re being held captive on this cosmic Devil’s Island!

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Oh yes, God is very merciful, and has allowed us many pleasant things to enjoy.

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But make no mistake! This world is Satan’s prison-house of sin and selfishness: a ‘holding place’ where the rebels against Heaven must remain for a time.

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WHAT’S KEEPING US IN BONDAGE?

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So just what keeps us from making a jail-break? What is it that holds us captive here?

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One very important passage which explains our hopeless condition is found in 2nd Corinthians 4:3, 4…“But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

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Here above, we are informed that Satan, “the god of this world” has blinded our minds to the degree that we cannot see the wonderful and glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ who was born into this world, to set us free!

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A WORLD FILLED WITH EARTHLY PLEASURES & LUSTS

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Now, one way that Satan has kept us under lock-and-key, was to create a world in which we have become the helpless slaves of sin and selfishness.

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And rather than turn to Heaven’s government of selfless brotherly love, we instead have become mired in the selfish wares and ways of this sin-cursed world!

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And Satan, whom Ephesians 2:2, 3 refers to as “the prince of the power of the air”, is an indwelling antichrist spirit, who fills our hearts with, “the desires of the flesh, and of the mind”, so that we take great pleasure in sin and selfishness! 

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And so, we have a world in which we are held captive at Satan’s will.

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FALSE IDEOLOGIES

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Charles_Robert_Darwin_by_John_Collier.jpgNow there are many people who are held captive by some false ideology. Yes, this world is filled with counterfeit ideologies and philosophies, which have a great entrancing power over the minds of the human family!

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One such captivating ideology is atheism: the notion that God doesn’t really exist! This ideology offers no hope for humanity, since it holds people helplessly captive to the notion that there is no God nor any Savior to deliver them from death!

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And so, these poor, dear deluded souls live out their lives in fear, believing that the grave is their ultimate inevitable destiny.

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PSYCHIATRYhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Depressionen.jpg

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Another very powerful ideology is the so-called science of psychiatry.

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And here again, this false ideology holds many humans captive to the idea that they have some horrible mental defect that keeps them in bondage to fear, confusion, anxiety, and an inability to live in peace and contentment.

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KING SAUL

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Now in the Bible, God has given a number of true, historical accounts in which various persons were plagued by several varieties of so-called mental conditions.

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King Saul was perhaps the most notable example of so-called “mental illness”. His condition was very similar to the modern-day “mental illness” known as “manic-depression”, or “bi-polar illness”. Yes, King Saul often suffered from giant mood-swings, akin to what we so often see in today’s world under the guise of these aforementioned conditions…

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But listen to Scripture as it describes Saul’s true condition… “But the spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.” 1st Samuel 16:14

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As this above verse reveals, the true cause of Saul’s so-called “mental illness” was that an “evil spirit troubled him”! Nothing more! Nothing less! An evil spirit was the sole-cause of Saul’s troubled and tormented condition!

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VARIOUS SO-CALLED ‘MENTAL ILLNESSES’

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But there are various other accounts of evil spirits who caused conditions similar to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Capricho_43,_El_sue%C3%B1o_de_la_raz%C3%B3n_produce_monstruos.jpgwhat we see today: a man who was possessed by a legion of evil spirits which might remind us of “Multiple Personality Disorder” (see Mark, Chapter 5).

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Or King Nebuchadnezzar being given the heart of a beast of the field for 7 years is now called, “Clinical Lycanthropy” (see Daniel 4:32, 33).

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A young boy who was constantly falling into the fire or into the water, and exhibiting behavior similar to those with so-called, “Epilepsy” (see Matthew 17:14-21). As a matter of fact, many different versions of the Bible actually translate the Greek into the name, “Epilepsy”.

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A man with a “dumb (non-communicating) spirit”, unable to speak (see Matthew 9:32, 33), reminding us of so-called, “Autism”, which often manifests itself in the inability to speak. 

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All these conditions were clearly the result of Satanic activity. But when the evil spirits finally departed, the afflicted person was totally cured.

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Yes, Satan has created this false science of psychiatry as a means of holding many souls in spiritual bondage, believing that they are hopelessly suffering from a so-called “mental illness” when the truth is, they are merely being harassed by evil spirits.

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THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE!

John 8:32

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But the Good News is, that these conditions can be totally overcome by the power of Christ.

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And through the indwelling of God’s Spirit, we can claim the Bible promise…“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2nd Timothy 1:7

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Whether it is the, “power…love, and…sound mind” spoken of here in 2nd Timothy, or the, “perfect peace”, spoken of in Isaiah 26:3, the result is the same!

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It is exactly as Paul spoke of in Philippians 4:7…And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

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While it’s true that certain people have physical brain defects, the fact is, those who have so-called mental illnesses are said to have a “chemical imbalance”. 

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But the Good News is, that there is no so-called, “mental illness”, which can survive in a mind controlled by the Holy Spirit, but is replaced by, “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, and self-control!” Galatians 5:23

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THE UPWARD PATHWAY

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Now this website never encourages anyone to rashly throw away their medicine, of any type. It is not a denial of faith to take medicine.

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No, it is only by continuing in the upward path of wisdom and knowledge of God’s Word that such perfect peace can be achieved. It is by a mature understanding of God’s Word that will eventually cast away the powers of darkness! It is the Christlike metamorphosis which occurs within, when we continually behold Jesus, through His life-giving words!

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And like any other bondage to sin, whether it be uncontrollable fits of anger, or even the lust for the sin of Sodom, it is only through the indwelling Power of God’s Word via His Spirit, that truly sets a man, woman, or child free from Satan’s prison-house of sin!

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PERFECT PEACE

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So the bottom line to all that has been said is just this: Jesus is offering us perfect peace and tranquility in a world filled with turmoil, unhappiness, discontent, and utter hopelessness.

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And God is willing to take away the evil spirits that torment the unsuspecting people around the world, in one way or another.

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And what could be better than to have perfect peace and total tranquility?

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Oh yes, one will have to work hard to achieve this kind of peace (even though it is a gift of grace).

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Listen to Paul’s encouragement… “Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.” Hebrews 4:11

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Yes, as Paul reveals here, God causes us to labor for that perfect peace and contentment!

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And it will all be well worth the effort!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to make my little corner of the world into a little corner of Heaven! Help me separate myself, as far as possible from the corrupting ungodly influences all around me…

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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

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LOCATING THE DRAGON

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REVELATION 12 DRAGON IS NOT DRACO!

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First, let it be stated, that this Dragon Constellation is not the same constellation commonly referred to as “Draco” (photo to right is Draco).

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This Revelation 12 Dragon from Signs Of Heaven, has not been previously recognized. But you will discover that it is a very intricate and complex constellation, once you are comfortable locating it (picture below, right).

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 REVELATION 12 DRAGON  

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The star-charts below (below, right) are from Wikipedia and are combined into one chart to show these three constellations, which the editor has sketched over with these three constellations, as they appear when in the west. Hopefully, this will be an assist in locating these constellations in the night-sky.

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LOCATION…

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The Revelation 12 Dragon Constellation can be located by finding Orion in winter months. The Dragon is to Orion’s left, and the Dragon’s mouth is right next to Orion’s shield. This Dragon’s mouth is the V-like constellation The Hyades Cluster, which is also known as the head of Taurus the Bull. The Dragon’s tail-tip is Pleiades and the lower shaft of his tail is partly of Aries  and Pisces. Then with aid of a dark and starry night, you may begin to connect the mouth and the tail with a very long body in an oval shape. The front and back legs are made of a few stars: the front legs partially of stars from Taurus . The back legs and rear fin are made of 6 stars from the Cetus Constellation.

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BODY HARD TO SEE

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The long oval-shaped body has relatively few stars, but can been seen, howbeit with a dark, starry night. The four stars of the front fins are made partially of Taurus .

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…The Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation 

 

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The Armor Of God: “Mental Illness & The Spirit Of Fear!”

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“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;

but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

2nd Timothy 1:7 

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This above passage from 2nd Timothy makes a very startling revelation: that ongoing fear is actually a spiritual problem, and not merely a manifestation of our emotions!

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JESUS CONDEMNED THIS EVIL WORLD

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So why should it be any surprise that the world would hate this Bible truth?

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After all, why did the world crucify Jesus, 2,000 years ago?

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Was it because He was complimenting them and their world?

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Absolutely NOT!

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No, but rather, Jesus explained to His unsaved brethren…“The world cannot hate you; but Me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.” John 7:7

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As this verse reveals, the world hated Jesus because He condemned this sinfully-selfish world-system! And if Jesus came to this world today, we would put Him right back up there on the Cross!

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THE WORLD: A COSMIC BATTLEFIELD

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGWell, let’s listen again to our signature Bible verse…“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2nd Timothy 1:7 

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So how could this be? Why is God calling fear, “a spirit”?

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What so many Christians do not fully understand is that this world is a cosmic battlefield between the armies of Heaven & Hell: goodness and evil (which includes pretentious goodnes)!

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THE SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST

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Listen to Ephesians…“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:” Isaiah 2:2

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Here it says that all “children of disobedience” (the citizens of this world), are being led by evil spirits, who are now working in them.

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THE TWO SPIRITS CONTROLLING THIS WORLD

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Now couple this fact concerning the indwelling spirit of Antichrist, with the https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Inkwazi_Shopping_Centre,_Malelane_Superspar.jpgtruth that Believers have the Holy Spirit working in them, and it becomes manifest that a human either has one spirit or the other spirit working in them…

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Listen…“They (Antichrists) are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.” 1st John 4:5, 6

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So here is revealed that this Antichrist world is controlled by the “spirit of error”, while God’s people are led by the “Spirit of Truth”.

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“LOVE, POWER AND A SOUND MIND”

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And so, just how does this knowledge relate to our main topic today, concerning mental illness?

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Simple, so much of mental illness has to do with fear.

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Listen again to our signature Bible verse…“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2nd Timothy 1:7 

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Now here is seen that true worshipers of God are not being actuated by the spirit of fear, but they are rather filled with, “power, love and a sound mind”!

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Yes, the Holy Spirit is the very essence of, “power, love, and a sound mind”!

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“DOCTRINES OF DEVILS”

1st Timothy 4:1

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So if these things are true, then just what is this entire branch of medicine, called “psychiatry”?

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Well, simply put, psychiatry is merely one of Satan’s, “doctrines of devils”! 1st Timothy 4:1

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As Paul also told Timothy in the same letter…“O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called…” 1st Timothy 6:20 Here is a strong warning, especially critical in these last days in which false sciences and ideologies are blowing from every which direction!  

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LUCIFERION WORLD OF LIES

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGWe must be honest enough to accept 2nd Corinthians 4:4, which reveals the fact that Satan is, “the god of this world”, and as John 8:44 calls him, “a liar, and the father of it.”

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Yes, this world, being Satan’s kingdom is a kingdom of the “Father of Lies”!

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And by our fallen nature, we, the citizens of this world are his children!

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“SCIENCE, FALSELY SO-CALLED”

1st Timothy 4:6

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And so, it is no surprise that the people of this world have come up with this false science of Psychiatry, as well as the false science of Evolution.

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And of course, the human race will defend these false philosophies even to the death (the death of those who oppose these worldly doctrines, that is.)

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PERFECT PEACE POSSIBLE!

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Well, just what can those who are victims of Satan do to be rid of their so-called mental https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianity-Jesus_Christ_Died_for_your_Sin.jpgillness?

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The Bible tells us that…“Thou (God) wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed upon Thee.”

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Yes, to have one’s mind fixed upon Jesus will begin to radically change one’s life!

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It will fill that person with perfect peace.

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PSALM 1: PRESCRIPTION FOR VICTORY!

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But then, someone will ask, “But how can I possibly keep my mind totally fixed upon Jesus all through the day?”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Braet_von_%C3%9Cberfeldt_woman_with_bible_1866.jpg

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Well, this is a very pertinent question! And the answer is found in this next Bible verse…“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD (the Bible); and in His law (the Bible) doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,” Psalm 1:1-3

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So right here is the very first Psalm is the recipe for success: to shun all ungodliness, and to meditate upon the Bible day and night!

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CONTINUE IN BIBLE STUDY

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Now of course, becoming a mature Bible student will not happen instantaneously! No, but rather, we must continue in God’s Word, just as Jesus explained to the skeptics…“If ye continue in My Word, then are ye My disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31, 32

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And so, to truly become a disciple of Jesus requires one to continue in God’s Word, day-by-day, month-by-month, until we see the Lord coming in the clouds of Heaven!.

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Yes, perseverance is required in true Christianity!

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THE BATTLE BEFORE US!

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And so, each and every one of us, whether we are considered, “mentally ill”, or we are deemed, “normal”, we all have a battle to fight and a victory to win!

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And through 100% devotion, through unceasing prayer, and through unceasing contemplation of God’s Word, coupled with daily Bible study, we have all these necessary tools to fight and to win the battle over the forces of evil which control the peoples of the world!

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And one day, when we finally come to a stable and mature walk with the Lord, we may feel the time has come to stop our medication. But whether we do, or even if we don’t discontinue, we may nevertheless enjoy a rich relationship with Jesus.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to immerse myself in Thy Word and in unceasing prayer. And bring me through the Devouring Fire which will consume away all my earthly dross, that I might come forth as purified gold…

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THE END

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A World of Lies, Part 12: “Mental Illness in Children”

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In the Daily Devotional, Year 3 – May 29 (A World of Lies, Part 11: “Mental Illness”), it was established what the true source of so-called mental illness is: Satan, “the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience (i.e., “unsaved humanity” – Ed.)” Ephesians 2:2

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And the remedy for so-called mental illness was also laid out: a complete surrender to God which produces a heart that loves to contemplate the great and precious promises found throughout the Old and New Testaments.

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WHAT ABOUT MY CHILD?

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But today’s devotional will further explore this great and terrible spiritual malady and the Bible’s correct diagnosis: devil harassment and devil possession.

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And today’s question is, “What can I do as a parent, for my child who is suffering from so-called “mental illness” of one type or another? How in the world am I to deal with this terrible situation?”

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SPIRITUAL, NOT PHYSICAL!

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Well, the really Good News is, that mental illness is merely a fabrication of Satan, who is “the god of this world!” 2nd Corinthians 4:4

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And so, this condition is a spiritual malady, and not physical!

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This is great news because it means that the child is capable of complete deliverance from this spiritual malady!

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BIBLE HAS THE REMEDY

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Absolutely not! All that is merely, “religious quackery”!

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Rather, let’s turn to God’s Word, the Bible for the true remedy.

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CHILD WHO WAS POSSESSED AT TIMES

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When Jesus and His three disciples, Peter, James, and John came down from the http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ebenezer_Newman_Downard_Morning_prayer_1860-61.jpgMount of Transfiguration, He encountered a man whose child was suffering from something similar to epilepsy, or perhaps something similar to autism.

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Jesus immediately cast out the evil spirit from the boy, after hearing the father’s tearful plea. (see Mark 9:17-29)

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“BY PRAYER AND FASTING”

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But then, when His disciples  inquired as to why they could not cast out that evil Linda Hazzard - Fasting for the cure of disease - Wikipedia - Public Domainspirit from the child, Jesus explained…“And He said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.” Mark 9:29

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Now here we have a great revelation from the lips of Jesus our Savior! “This kind can come forth by nothing but prayer and fasting!” 

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So what does God expect? For the child to fast and pray?

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PRAYER AND FASTING BY PARENTS

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No, but this remedy is primarily for the parents of a demon-harassed child! They are to fast and pray for their child’s deliverance!

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But will going without food somehow conjure up God’s sympathy for such troubled and tormented children?

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Of course not! God is very willing to help such children who are being harassed by Satan’s host of evil angels, just as was demonstrated by Jesus in that true account!

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THE TRUE FAST

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But the fast which God has chosen is found in Isaiah, Chapter 58…“Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?” Isaiah 58:6-8

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Here is the true fast which produces results with God! And what this above passage is saying concisely is, that God wants His professed people to really get serious about Salvation.

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FASTING WHILE STILL LOVING WORLD, WORTHLESS!

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Many people mistakenly believe that if they only go tearfully without a meal or two, they can somehow elicit the help of God, just prior to returning to their world-loving ways.

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But Isaiah 58 directly condemns all such notions!

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100% DEVOTION, THE TRUE FAST!

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No, what God is saying in Isaiah 58, is that He wants His people to love and serve Him with all their heart, soul, strength, and mind!

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This is the first and foremost commandment of the Bible!

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But too many parishioners leave church each Sabbath, merely to live the rest of their week enjoying the selfish cares and pleasures of this world, all to the bankruptcy of their soul and the souls of their children!

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GOD TRIES TO GET OUR ATTENTION!

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And so, God, in His infinite love, finally allows one thing or another to get the full attention of that world-loving Christian.

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Sometimes it might be a financial crisis. Or it may be some physical illness. Or some family problem.

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And so-called mental illness is what God allowed to get the attention of that father in Mark Chapter 9!  

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WORLD-LOVING CHURCHES

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Yes, the various churches and denominations have fully accepted this false science which goes directly against what the Bible says about lunacy or devil harassment/possession.

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And so, the parishioners come away from church, thinking that they must deal with so-called mental illness as this unbelieving world deals with it.

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OBEY IN ALL THINGS LAWFUL

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Now, as the Daily Devotional, Year 3 – May 29 (A World of Lies, Part 11: “Mental Illness”) stressed, the parent is not to discard the child’s “medication”. No, in this case, the old saying is very applicable here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Four_colors_of_pills.jpg“When in Rome, do as the Romans do!”

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Satan would love nothing more than to get the authorities to come down on Christian parents for their supposed neglect of their child’s health! Remember, we are still captives in this Babylonian world! We must obey the authorities in everything lawful! And there is nothing biblically unlawful with someone taking medication, even if it will not truly cure!

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Satan is always looking for some way to accuse Christians before the onlooking public! And we must not give him any needless reason to do so.

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COME OUT OF BABYLON

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But the parent is highly encouraged to follow God’s command to, “Come out of her, My people!” Revelation 18:4

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Yes, the hour is now come that God’s people are to engage in the current end-time exodus out of Babylon.

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James Tissot – The Flight of the Prisoners – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“PURIFY YOUR HEARTS YE DOUBLE-MINDED!”

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And as Christian parents continue to purify their own selves from the pollutions and false doctrines of the world (and the world-loving church), they may finally see their children no longer harassed by Satan.

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And when the child is fully grown, that grown child can then make the decision on his or her own, whether or not to discard that medicine!

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HEART PURIFICATION IS PARAMOUNT!

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But God is not concerned about the question of “medication” nearly as much as He is desiring the parents to fully consecrate their own lives to Christ, and to purify their hearts from every defiling influence which emanates from this unbelieving world!

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That’s the important thing!

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That’s the only thing!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to see and understand the great deception, which is the Planet Earth! Help me study Thy Word that I may become wise as a serpent, but harmless as a dove…

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THE END

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TOMORROW…

Daily Devotional – JANUARY 15 . . . . We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood!

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