Daily Devotional, Year 3 – April 21 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 21: “The Dumbing Down of Young People”)

By admin On February 13th, 2021

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – April 21

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The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 21: “The Dumbing Down of Young People”

To read part 1 of this series, click here…Today’s Devotional – October 13th . . . . The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 1

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Back in the 1970’s, a certain saying was popularized…“The Devil made me do it! The Devil made me do it!”https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flip_Wilson_-_1970.jpg

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

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

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Flip Wilson – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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SATAN, “THE GOD OF THIS WORLD”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPG

2nd Corinthians 4:4

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

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

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VERY REVEALING VIDEOS

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Just to make YouTube viewers laugh, there are many Internet videos which feature short interviews of various young people having their knowledge tested concerning basic facts of life. Such questions as, “What century are we living in?”. Or, “What year was this nation founded in? (multiple choice)”. Or, “Who is the current President?”

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These and many similar questions are asked. And sadly, it is nothing short of amazing to hear these otherwise intelligent young people give answers which are so ignorantly far from reality!

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kids – children – Mohawk haircut – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children”

Hosea 4:6 

https://theheavensdeclare.net/television-the-image-that-speaks/.

Yes, it’s true that Satan has always been at war with humanity. And it has always been his chief goal to fill the world with false ideologies, false sciences, all in attempt to obscure and obliterate the truth of God’s Word, even as it is written…“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 4:4

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But in these last days, it appears that he has stepped up his attack on the young people of society!

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Just look at the various ways and means which Satan employs in his assault upon the minds of today’s youth:

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TV – the babysitter

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THE INTERNET

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Just look at how the Internet directs its young users toward the most crude and ignorant and degenerate issues! Thus, the Enemy of Souls creates in young people, a driving hunger and thirst for more of these vain topics and crude pleasures!

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And by this means, Satan successfully destroys any desire in the hearts and minds of youth to seek after higher thought!

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Girl Texting – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 2.0

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HIGHER THOUGHT NOT VALUED SO MUCH

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Just look at how Satan is dumbing down the culture in the realm of music!

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Oh yes, there continues to be many scientific and technological discoveries in society. That aspect of knowledge still grows.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Elvis_Presley_promoting_Jailhouse_Rock.jpgBut higher thought is rapidly devolving.

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In the music and entertainment world, as well as general wisdom, the vast percentage of the populace are no longer excelling, but rather becoming more crude, with each passing year.

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Just look at how music has devolved from the highly intricate and complex music of centuries past, to what it now has become! And the lyrics, too, have devolved down to the basest themes.

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James Bond – by SteveBancroft – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 4.0 – cropped photo

Tupacgraffiti – Rio de janeiro – cropped image – Wikipedia – Creative Commons 2.0 License

Elvis Presley – Wikipedia – Public Domain

 

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AMERICAN HISTORY NOW DE-EMPHASIZED

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But even in public schools, American history is no longer emphasized, especially since it involves the Church coming here to escape the tyranny by the church-state beast of Europe during the Dark Ages, and after. And of course, because the founding fathers of this nation were Bible-based, our current atheistic school-systems are totally averse to teaching any such “dangerous” events.

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And so, just ask almost any young person the most basic questions concerning history, and most of time, chances are they haven’t a clue as to what you are speaking of!

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Thanksgiving – Brascome – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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RACISM NOW BEING TAUGHT AND ENCOURAGED

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Tragically, Satan in his role as The False Prophet, has been permitted to speak, “as a dragon”. (Revelation 13:11).

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And so, this unseen spirit of antichrist works through the various media Goliaths to force the world to bow down to his unchristlike qualities.

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And he even is speaking as a dragon in today’s schools, not only pushing various antichrist ideologies, such as socialism, etc..

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But not content with these destructive ideologies, Satan has begun to rewrite history to make it seem that the U.S. was founded on racism. And school children are now being taught that skin color determines their worth or their inferiority. Such a great lie is not only teaching dishonesty but will undoubtedly create hatred in the hearts of school-children.

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“THE SPIRIT OF ERROR…NOW WORKS IN THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE”

1st John 4:6 & Ephesians 2:2

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGWell, of course, all this ignorance and deception is not merely the fault of our school systems. No, this is actually the evil workings of “the god of this world”, Lucifer, who controls, to a great extent, what the societies of the world do and don’t do.

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And let’s face it, young people who have been dumbed-down in their knowledge of history are much easier to manipulate in any direction which his Satanic-Majesty wishes to lead them…“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” Hosea 4:6

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Yes, as this above verse reveals, a lack of knowledge is a very dangerous thing!

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

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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Well, there is some very Good News! Yes, the call to come out of our ignorance goes out to any and all men, women, and children who desire to escape from this floating Devil’s Island prison-house, Planet Earth!

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And parents can begin to be an example, by leading the way, in blazing the upward trail of the true knowledge: the soul-saving knowledge which results in eternal life for, not only themselves, but also for their children!

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Babysitting – Cassatt – Mary-Nurse-Reading-to-a-Little-Girl-1895-Wikiart – US-Public-Domain

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And those who desire with all their hearts to renounce this present world, and begin to live for the Promised Land which is soon to come, will want to remember this closing “great and precious promise”

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“Through wisdom is an house builded;

and by understanding it is established:http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg

And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled

with all precious and pleasant riches.

A wise man is strong;

yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war:

and in multitude of counsellors there is safety…

Thy testimonies also are my delight

and my counsellors”

Proverbs 24-3-6 & Psalm 119:24 

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to fully be aware of Satan’s devices in these very deceptive times… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read...September 27 (TIME TO GET OUT OF DODGE! Part 2: “Time To Get Out Of Our Schools!”) or you can also read this article… January 11 (Keeping 1 Day Holy, Part 6: “The Dumbing Down of Christianity”) or you can also read…October 10 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 53: “The Nation’s Finest School!”)

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THE END

 

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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.

Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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

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

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READ MORE…

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

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TOMORROW:

April 22 (Eternal Torment? Part 20: “Our God Is Fire & Brimstone!?!”

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