Daily Devotional, Year 2 – AUGUST 4 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 2: “That Other Guy Named Shakespeare!”) (ALSO READ “Satan, The Great Puppet-Master”)

By admin On January 13th, 2021

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(READ ARTICLE 2 BY SCROLLING DOWN THIS PAGE)

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – AUGUST 4

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The Devil Made Me Do It!

“That Other Guy Named Shakespeare!

“TO READ PART 1, CLICK HERE…Today’s Devotional – October 13th (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 1)

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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.”

2nd Corinthians 4:3, 4

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Mark Twain (and others) once made this following jest concerning the controversy surrounding the true authorship of the writings of Shakespeare… “No, Shakespeare wasn’t written by Shakespeare, but by another man of the same name!”

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If only Twain had really understood the profundity of his jest, and the enormous truth behind it!

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Shakespeare – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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MANY PEN-NAMES!http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Twain1909.jpg

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You see, Shakespeare didn’t really write Shakespeare! Oh yes, Shakespeare may have been the secretary who penned the words of those many volumes.

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But it was in fact written by another man of the same name! And yet, that “other man” has authored many literary works under countless other pen-names! He has even written under the pen-name, “Mark Twain”! (And no, we’re not speaking Twain’s actual name of Samuel Clemens.)

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Mark Twain – 1909 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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HOPE YOU GUESSED MY NAME!

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One rock-ster even sang these ominous lyrics about this “other man”…

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“Please allow me to introduce myself
I’m a man of wealth and taste
I’ve been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man’s soul to waste…

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“And I was ’round when Jesus Christ 

Had His moment of doubt and pain 

Made damn sure that Pilate 

Washed his hands and sealed his fate…

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paradise_Lost_3.jpgJust as every cop is a criminal

And all the sinners saints

As heads is tails, just call me Lucifer

Cause I’m in need of some restraint

So if you meet me, have some courtesy

Have some sympathy, and some taste

Use all your well-learned politesse

Or I’ll lay your soul to waste…etc…”

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“Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game…”

Lyrics courtesy genius.com

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ABOVE PICTURE: Satan – Lucifer – cropped & altered image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

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

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PLANET GIVEN TO LUCIFER

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The big problem in this sad old world is that nobody wants to acknowledge, “the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Paradise_Lost_12.jpggigantic elephant in the room”, as the saying goes. Nobody wants to admit that this hellish world is ruled over by the Prince of Darkness, “the Man of Sin”!

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The Apostle, Paul, refers to this “other man” as the “god of this world” in 2nd Corinthians 4:4. Jesus Himself referred to him as, “the “Prince of this World”.  Isaiah referred to him as “the King of Babylon”.

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The horrible reality is that, like it or not, this world was long ago given over to Lucifer, the greatest created being in all the universe! He took control long ago, when he posed as a beautiful flying serpent back in the days of Eden.

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Lucifer Fallen – Gustave Dore – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“THE gOD OF THIS WORLD!”

2nd Corinthians 4:4

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You see, this fallen world-system is the creation of Lucifer. He is “the god of this world.” And as such, he http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGhas been allowed to fill his kingdom with many seemingly beautiful and wonderful creations in the various arts and sciences.

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But because this super genius fully understands that he must do his work under the cover of darkness, he has raised up various men through the ages to promote his arts and pseudo-sciences and ideologies. And this works out very well! Because, by so-doing, mere men get the credit for creating these various productions, such as the writings of Shakespeare.

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And these many creative works only bolster Man’s pride.

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

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NEBUCHADNEZZAR’S PRIDE

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Take, for instance, King Nebuchadnezzar. This man looked out on the glorious kingdom he had built and began to think he was pretty smart!

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But God reduced him to a dumb beast for 7 years until Nebuchadnezzar acknowledged that it was actually God who allowed Satan and his fallen angels to build and create that magnificent kingdom of Babylon through Nebuchadnezzar! And without God allowing Satan to work through Nebuchadnezzar, this mere human, Nebuchadnezzar, was nothing more than any other man.

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But this kingdom of Satan, the world, is filled with many “Nebuchadnezzars”! Men like Shakespeare, and Twain, whom Satan raises up to become “Useful Pawns” in his grand deception against the unsuspecting inhabitants of this world!

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Daniel interprets Nebuchadnezzars Dream – www.wikigallery.com

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NO PRAISE IN THE GRAVE!

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Yes, Shakespeare has been elevated to almost a god-like status in this world. Too bad he’s not around to enjoy all the laud and praise heaped upon him, even to this very day!

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No, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Mozart, Einstein, and all the other so-called creative geniuses throughout history are now resting in their graves, waiting to be raised up on the great day of God’s final judgment, to answer for their lives of rebellion against Heaven.

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And hopefully, each of these men turned to God, and repented of their sins prior to their death! If they did, then they will live forever in the presence of the true Creator!

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Shakespeare grave – Stratford-upon-Avon – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 2.0

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But briefly, to answer today’s signature question, that other guy named Shakespeare is, well, none other than, as that rockster put it, “Hope you guessed my name!”

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

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TO READ PART 3, CLICK HERE… AUGUST 8 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 3: “Who Put The Bop In The Bop Shoo Bop?”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Let me not be ignorant of Satan’s devices, in his role as “god of this world”. But let me be, “as wise as a serpent” in regards to just what is behind all the so-called creativity and genius of this world…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Floodwaters of the False Prophet: “Atheism & Psychology”, or you can also read this shorter article…” March 27th (All Comfy-Cozy in Hell!)”

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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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LOCATION OF THE REVELATION 12 DRAGON…

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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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TOMORROW…

AUGUST 5 (The War Against The KJV, Part 4: The Dedication by KJV Translators)

 

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ARTICLE 2

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The Devil Made Me Do It!

“Satan, the Great Puppet-Master!”

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“Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world,

according to the prince of the power of the air,

the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:”

Ephesians 2:2

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

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

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

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Flip Wilson – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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SATAN, “THE GOD OF THIS WORLD”

2nd Corinthians 4:4

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

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After all, the above signature verse reveals a truth that practically nobody realizes nor accepts! It is perhaps the most egregious truth in all of the Bible!

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

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

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

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THE UNSEEN BATTLE RAGES ALL AROUND US!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianandapollyon.jpgWe live in a world in which the armies of both Heaven and Hell are unseen and extremely low-profile!

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Heaven has its own reasons for doing this, and Hell has its own reasons for virtually erasing itself out of existence. Heaven’s reasons are true and upright while Hell’s motives for its invisibility are evil and deceptive!

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And so, it has been relatively easy for Satan, “the god of this world” to propagate this false ideology known as “atheism”.

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

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SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST DWELLS WITHIN THE HUMAN RACE

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But make no mistake! While Satan and his fellow angels are very invisible to mankind, we should never get the idea that they are just sitting around. No, they are now actively http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:People_on_Times_Square.jpgworking “in the children of disobedience” (see Ephesians 2:2, 3).

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Listen to this very revealing passage from Ephesians 2:2…“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:”

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Here, God, through the hand of Paul, exposes the extent to which the spiritual powers of Hell have in the lives of this world’s inhabitants: “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:”

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People on Times Square – cropped image – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Castillo_de_Disneyland.jpg“HEREBY WE KNOW THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH AND THE SPIRIT OF ERROR’

1st John 4:6

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Wow! What a frightening verse! Satan’s spirit actually works “in” the children of disobedience!

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And this, plus other similar passages reveal that this is so! The spirit of Antichrist indwells the unsaved human race! Not only so, but that spirit “now works” in the earth’s inhabitants!

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This revelation explains a whole lot about why this world seems to be orchestrated so well in many ways.

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Castle of Disney – Wikipedia – Public Dom

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THE IMAGE THAT SPEAKS

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For example, just look how the inventions of television, Internet, radio, newspapers are http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TV_highquality.jpgincreasingly becoming the standard in the lifestyles of the human race! Even throughout the third-world nations, these devices are popping up like the proverbial mushrooms!

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Is all this just an accident?

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No, it wasn’t an accident!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Berlin-neukoelln_satellite-dishes_20050314_p1010596.jpgAfter all, the Bible foretold of this very day…“And he (the 2nd Beast) had power to give life unto the image of the (1st) beast, that the image of the (1st) beast should both speak…” Revelation 13:15

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Never before in history has there existed an image which was given life and given the ability to speak!

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But this invisible world-ruler, Lucifer, is carrying out his master-plan to engage in his end-time assault upon the world, but especially upon God’s people.  

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TV – highquality – Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

Berlin neukoelln – TV satellite dishes – Wikimedia – C.C. Share-alike License

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WORLD-WIDE MASS-INDOCTRINATION NOW POSSIBLE

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But now, via television, radio, and Internet, the unseen agencies of evil have a giant megaphone, so to speak, in which to broadcast their hellish lies and devilish deceptions into the homes and into the hearts of men, women, and children everywhere!

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And so, it would be very naive for anyone to get the notion that all this world’s daily events are just the products of human effort!

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No way! Satan is the great puppet-master! He leaves nothing up to chance!

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And as Christians, “we are not ignorant of his devices!” (2nd Corinthians 2:11)

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THE WHOLE WORLD TAKEN CAPTIVE!

(see 2nd Timothy 2:26)

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And so, don’t imagine for a moment that the people and events we witness each day are just happenstance!

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No, the people of this fallen world are captives and prisoners of Satan. His Antichrist spirit is now working in them.

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And they surround God’s people on every side, working their deceptive ways to destroy God’s people as far as they possibly can!

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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Well, the Good News is, we don’t have to be “useful pawns” in Satan’s giant chess-game called “Planet Earth”. No, it is still “the day of Salvation!” (Isaiah 49:8 & 2nd Corinthians 6:2) And there is still time to turn with all our heart to the One who is able to save all those who truly call upon His Name!

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And very soon, we will be delivered out of this sad and sin-sick world, into the long-awaited Promised Land, far out of the reach of the Enemy of Souls!

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And no more will we be subjected to this Puppet-Master who orchestrates all the daily goings-on in this world, surrounding us with all his “useful pawns” who dance and sing and act, and tell us jokes, and entertain us, and slap us on the back, and make us think they are our friends!

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No, the Land which awaits us, will truly be a land of liberty and freedom and joy in which we will be happy forevermore, and will never grow old, but be forever young!

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

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“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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THE END

 

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TOMORROW…

AUGUST 5 (The War Against The KJV, Part 4: The Dedication by KJV Translators)

 

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