Daily Devotional, Year 3 – December 22 (A 3-Fingered Judgment-Day, Part 6: “I Was…Naked, and Ye Clothed Me:”) ALSO READ…(“One Blood, All Nations”)

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“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – December 22

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A 3-Fingered Judgment-Day, Part 6: “I Was…Naked, and Ye Clothed Me:”

To read Part 1, click here…January 20th (3 Fingered Judgment-Day)

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“Then shall the King say

unto them on His right hand,

Come, ye blessed of My Father,

inherit the kingdom prepared for you

from the foundation of the world:

For I was…Naked, and ye clothed Me:”

Matthew 25:34-36 

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GOD THREATENS US ABOUT JUDGING!

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the accusing finger share-alike license www.signsofheaven.orgGod tells us plainly… “Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.” Romans 2:1

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With such an indictment as this above verse points out, how can we still point the accusing finger at others? Yes, whenever we point the accusing finger at somebody else, there are indeed, three fingers pointing right back at us!

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And of course, the number “three” is the very number of the Godhead, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

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

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“I WAS NAKED, AND YE CLOTHED ME!”

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In today’s cornucopian super-society, it is rather difficult to find someone who is literally naked. Oh yes, in the winter, there are many homeless ones who must struggle to stay warm.

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And in other countries, there are no doubt, many who are badly in need of adequate clothing.

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And this websites encourages the generosity of Christians toward those who are truly in need.

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Homeless and cold – cropped photo – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

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SPIRITUAL NAKEDNESS

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Germany_Singelfingen_Gossips.jpgBut when Jesus says to His wise and blessed ones…For I was…Naked, and ye clothed Me:”, perhaps He was speaking of those whose sins are a source of public shame for them. In other words, we live in a world full of sinners (including us!). And all too often, it becomes somewhat of a popular sport for people to gossip about and expose others for their shameful past and/or present.

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In a very real sense, when we “air the dirty laundry” of others, are we not exposing their shameful nakedness to those with whom we are gossiping to?

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Gossips in the Altstadt in Sindelfingen, Germany – Sally Kennison – Share-alike License – Wikimedia

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AM I ONE OF SATAN’S HELPERS?

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Yes, all too often, those of us who consider ourselves to be “Christian”, are engaging in the work of that old “accuser of the brethren”, “the god of this world”, Satan.

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Listen…“for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.”  Revelation 12:10

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Here is revealed that Satan engages in constant and unceasing finger-pointing at God’s professed people!

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And let’s face it! Satan is a polished professional at his evil craft! He really doesn’t need our help! Nevertheless, he exults whenever he can get a Christian to strip another human of their dignity, by gossiping about their failings!

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Eve in the Garden & The Whispering Serpent – www.signsofheaven.org

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SATAN STEALS OUR PERFECT PEACE

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One great problem with listening to Satan’s whisperings, is that this is how this “Accuser of the Brethren” gains access into our hearts and minds. And once we allow him access, he often begins to torment us with all sorts of “evil surmisings” about the motives of others. (1st Timothy 6:4) 

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We must remember the Wise Man’s advice…“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.” Proverbs 4:24-27

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Yes, to guard the avenues to the soul, not allowing Satan any access, is our first and foremost duty!

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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Well, the very Good News is, that this is still the day of repentance! And those who truly desire to serve the Lord, can make a complete turn-a-round in our own individual life, by simply doing the exact opposite, from this day forward!

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And instead of joining in the verbal rock-throwing at another for his or her sins, the Christian instead can make a practice of presenting any scorned individual in the best light possible. Yes, rather than joining in with the verbal rock-throwing, the true Christian can begin to “clothe the naked”, by making excuses for those whose sins are his or her source of shame and embarrassment.

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Oh no, we don’t want to ever lie or exaggerate. But we can always find some nice thing to say about others.

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And we can remind others that we are in the midst of a fierce battle between Heaven and Hell. Therefore, it is not surprising that so many have been taken prisoners by the Devil, being caught in a giant web of addiction and shameful behavior.

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So let’s live by the golden rule and talk about others in the same way that we would want them to talk about us!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Finger-pointing-icon.pngTO READ ANOTHER 3-FINGERED JUDGMENT DAY ARTICLE, SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE…

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

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to crucify that “Old Man” within. Remove far from me all vanity and pride. Give me the desire and power to hide your great and precious promises in my heart…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 2nd Face: The Pharisee Scorner”, or you can also read… “Fleeing to the Mountains, Part 3: The Abomination in My Heart”

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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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“THE SCORNER (THE PHARISEE)”

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Once_in_a_Blue_Moon_(40034339832).jpgPlease tilt your head to the left. Do you see a man with a very long pointed nose. (Obviously, the sketch to the right is just an exaggeration in order to help you find the face in the photo to the left.)

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Do you see an angry look? His right eye-brow is raised as if he is judging.

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This second face in the Moon appears to be that of a combination of a man as well as a fox. Or maybe a wolf. Doesn’t he have a long narrow nose like a wolf or fox? Maybe even a dog. Nevertheless, the expression on his face, as he appears to look down upon the Earth, is that of scorn.

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Unlike the first Moon-man’s sad look of shock and awe (click here to see and read about); this ‘man/fox/wolf/dog’ appears to be that of anger and scorn. As if he is disgusted at the sinful planet below. He is very moral, you see.

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Moon – Public Domain – 2nd face Pharisee Scorner – by Cezar Popescu for Wikimedia – Universal Public Domain – cropped, highlighted & rotated photo

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THIS BEAST WITHIN

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Well, the Bible has much to say about Pharisees. And the Bible has much to say about wolves, and foxes, and dogs. And this wolf-face inscribed in the Moon has much to tell us about ourselves. So if you are a truth-seeker, then this article will be an eye-opener, as we explore just what the Bible has to say about these things. And the fact is, this Pharisee Moon-Beast is in the heart of each and every human. And so, if you (or me) find that this wolf-man has some things in common, please don’t despair. For God is giving us these signs, while there still is time. While there still is hope.

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THE PHARISEES…

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“Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.” Prov. 21:24

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Yes this wolf-like beast-face in the Moon, is what the Bible calls a proud Pharisee. They were the morality crowd. They were the finger pointers. They were the scorners. They didn’t realize that their own pride was even more reprehensible to God than the drunkenness, immorality, or sexual perversions of the unsaved of the world.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 2nd Face: The Pharisee Scorner”

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TOMORROW:

December 23 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 14: “There Ain’t No Mountain High Enough?”)

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ANOTHER “3-FINGERED

JUDGMENT DAY” ARTICLE

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

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A 3-Fingered Judgment-Day, Part 9: “Will The Real Nazi/Fascist/Racist/Etc., Please Shout the Loudest!”

To read Part 1, click here…Today’s Devotional – January 20th (A 3-Fingered Judgment-Day)

 

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“Therefore thou art inexcusable,

O man, whosoever thou art that judgest:

for wherein thou judgest another,

thou condemnest thyself;

for thou that judgest

doest the same things.”

Romans 2:1

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There’s a whole lot of finger-pointing going on these days, wouldn’t you agree?

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The Bible clearly reveals…“If a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.” http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anger_during_a_protest_by_David_Shankbone.jpgMark 3:24

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And so, as we look out upon the political landscape, we see a nation deeply divided!

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And the division between the two political factions is rapidly growing deeper, wider, and very hostile and extremely bitter. The anger and animus between the two opposing sides is intensifying on a daily basis! It’s even getting a bit scary to hear the violent rhetoric now being thrust at one another! It seems to be approaching insane violence at times!

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Anger during a protest – by David Shankbone – cropped image – Wikimedia – Share-alike-License

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THE USUAL HATE-FILLED NAME-CALLING

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Now, some of the current name-calling sounds like this: “They’re a bunch of Nazi https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anti_Trump_Protests_in_Baltimore_(30909224045).jpgFascists!” “He’s are racist!” “He’s a modern day Hitler!” “They’re a bunch of ‘such-&-such-Phobes’!”

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For those who watch the daily news shows, these smears are commonly heard, and oft repeated!

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Anti Trump Protests in Baltimore – cropped image – Elvert Barnes PROTEST PHOTOGRAPHY elvertbarnes.com – protestphotography

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A LIE REPEATED OFTEN

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Joseph Goebbels, Propaganda Minister for Adolph Hitler said, “If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it. If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_146-1968-101-20A,_Joseph_Goebbels.jpg

And isn’t it true that this demonizing of political enemies by branding them as “Nazis”, “Fascists”, and/or “racists” is very effective?

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And using the major media as willing accomplices, the public now hears these derogatory names being repeatedly chanted on a 24/7/365 basis to the point that these false accusations against their political adversaries eventually begin to take root in the minds of the masses.

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Yes, these modern-day ideology-warriors in both politics, and also in the media, instinctively know that George Goebbels was right in his assertion that “a lie repeated often enough, it becomes truth”.

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So then, could it be said, that the very ones currently following the same philosophical views of that notorious Nazi leader, Joseph Goebbels, are actually the true Nazi’s? And the true Fascists? And the true Racists? And the true ‘such-&-such-Phobes’?

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It sure seems as if there’s an abundance of fascism, racism, and phobias, regardless of which direction one looks in this increasingly angry and hateful society.

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PICTURE RIGHT: Joseph Goebbels – wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germany license.

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I AM GUILTY OF THE SAME!

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Well, today’s devotional is still attempting to further bring out this concept that at whatever point we judge another, we are guilty of the same.

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Listen again…“Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.” Romans 2:1

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Yes, the Bible forewarns us that when we point the accusing finger at someone else, there are three fingers pointing back at us: THREE FINGERS FROM HEAVEN!

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NAME-CALLING ONLY REVEALS WHAT’S IN MY OWN HEART!

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What these erring individuals do not realize is that when we accuse our opponents of being fascists or racists or bigots or phobics of one stripe or another, we are unknowingly revealing what’s in our own heart!

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And if we who defame others were ever given political authority, we would most likely carry out the same Nazi-like fascism, racism, or bigotism that we are accusing our political opponents of possessing?

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As a matter of fact, certain political factions who daily accuse their political foes of being “fascists” are they themselves now beginning to call for suppression of free speech, sometimes even to the point of physical violence. In other words, are not the finger-pointers at others actually, they themselves, behaving just like totalitarian fascists of the past had always behaved?

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It’s a good question to ask ourselves.

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The Bible clearly teaches…“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9

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As this above verse reveals, humans just do not know how much wickedness is bound up in our own heart!

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Anti-Christian rally in Chicago – Wikimedia

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SYSTEMIC RACISM?

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There is a movement afoot by one group to brand their political opponents as having “systemic racism”. In other words, the accusation is being shouted abroad that this entire group of humans cannot help themselves overcome their own racism, because their own “systemic racism” is just an innate inward quality which they cannot overcome. It’s just “who you are”, claim their accusers. 

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The fact is, anyone who thinks they can judge what’s in the heart of another individual, is merely showing the world what’s in his or her own heart, as the Bible declares…“Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.” Romans 2:1

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Yes, God knows our filthy hearts. And only He can rightly judge what’s in a another person’s heart.

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And God sees our hypocrisy as we judge others for things which we are just as guilty of, as is the next person!

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And the day has now arrived when, “…God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ…” Romans 2:16   

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AMERICANS HATE RACISM

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It’s really ironic that in a very historically racist world, America has perhaps done more than any other nation to vanquish racism, striving for equality for all skin color groups!

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But just when that nation has finally achieved a high level of racial equality, a large group of people want to tear this society completely apart, accusing Americans of being hopelessly racist.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Finger-pointing-icon.pngBut the stark reality is, to their credit, most every American abhors being thought of as “a racist”. And so, if Americans were truly racists, then why do they absolutely hate being called “racist”?

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Well, truth-be-told, deep-down, those finger-pointers probably realize this truth. Yes, they may well secretly understand that it’s a terrible and hurtful accusation to make against another human, which only shows the hypocrisy of such false charges.

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

Finger pointing – Wikimedia – Public domain

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“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”

Matthew 24:12

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Well, time will tell just where all this venomous hatred between the right and left will end up.

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Certainly, our society is being torn apart by these two factions…“And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.” Mark 3:24 

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The only hope for any of us, is to turn to the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind and strength!

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Otherwise, we too may get swallowed up by all the insane hatred we are now witnessing in our society on a daily basis!

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Prayer – USMC – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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SATAN STEALS OUR PERFECT PEACE

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One great problem with listening to Satan’s whisperings about any group or any individual, is that this is how this “Accuser of the Brethren” gains access into our hearts and minds. And once we allow him access, he often begins to torment us with all sorts of “evil surmisings” about the motives of others. (1st Timothy 6:4) 

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We must remember the Wise Man’s advice…“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.” Proverbs 4:24-27

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Yes, to guard the avenues to the soul, not allowing Satan any access, is our first and foremost duty!

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

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As this above verse from Ephesians reveals, it is actually NOT humans who are at the root of all this hatred, prejudice, bigotry, and neo-racism. But rather, it is the unseen spiritual powers of the darkness of this world who are stoking the fires and fanning the flames of all this division and hatred. Oh yes, the unsaved people of this world are unwittingly being used and manipulated by these dark forces of evil, who indwell them. But behind it all is the true hater-in-chief…Satan and his fallen angels! 

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

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And truth-be-told, all this pandemic hatred and anger is a fulfillment of the following prophecy concerning these end-times…

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“And the nations were angry,

and Thy wrath is come,

and the time of the dead,

that they should be judged”

Revelation 11:18

 

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Yes, this above prophecy informs us that Judgment Day has already begun!

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And so, right now, it would be a critically wise decision for those who are immersed in their anger, to turn to the Lord with all their heart, and to plead for true repentance, before it’s too late!

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Because, very soon, there will be only three fingers doing all the pointing…when the divine Three take Their seat on the Judgment Throne!

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Prayer – USMC – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

Girl Praying – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Keep me from allowing all this hatred to swallow me up. Let me hide myself in Thee during this current spiritual storm…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…October 4 (And The Nations Were Angry! Part 2: “Summer of Love, Winter of Hate”), or you can also read…JUNE 24 (And The Nations Were Angry, Part 2: “Made of One Blood, All Nations”)

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THE END

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TOMORROW:

December 23 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 14: “There Ain’t No Mountain High Enough?”)

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