Daily Devotional, Year 3: October 28 (The Two Spirits In The World, Part 7: “The Gospel of Secularism”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – October 28

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The Two Spirits In The World, Part 7: “The Gospel of Secularism”

To read Part 1 of this series, click here…November 23 (The Two Spirits In The World)

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A few decades ago, a poet/songster of the world wrote the following lines…

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPG“You may be an ambassador to England or France,
You may like to gamble, you might like to dance,
You may be the heavyweight champion of the world,
You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls…”

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[Chorus:]

“But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes
Indeed you’re gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the Devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody…”

“You Got To Serve Somebody”: © BOB DYLAN MUSIC CO – Lyrics courtesy, http://www.lyricsfreak.com

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

 

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shoppers_on_Dundas,_near_Yonge.jpg“Choose ye this day whom ye will serve!”

Joshua 24:15

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These above lyrics declare that each and every human must serve someone (Pretty good sentiments coming out from the world!).

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

Oh yes, “the god of this world” has successfully convinced the most of the world that “you don’t have to serve someone!”

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In other words, Lucifer, ”the god of this world”, has created this antichrist world-system in which we live, to offer an alternative to the government of Heaven’s unselfish ways. And because he has seemingly erased himself out of existence, we naïve humans believe we can merely live our selfish lives free from the laws of Heaven!

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Free from religion!

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But as the songster sang, “But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes
Indeed you’re gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the Devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody…”

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Shoppers in Toronto – Wikimedia – share-alike license

TV – Television, the Image that Speaks – TV – www.theheavensdeclare.net – for non-profit use only – commercial use by permission only- copyrighted by signsofheaven.org

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“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other…”

Matthew 6:24

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

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This inescapable truth (That you must serve either God or Satan) is most vividly displayed as we sadly and horrifically behold all the woe and misery and destruction and death of this hopeless-world-of-selfish-desires.

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In other words, even though we may not actually see a literal “god of evil”, the Devil, we can nevertheless behold his long train of hate, and violence, and lust, and greed, and revenge, and all the other results of selfishness!

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

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“He that is not with Me is against Me: and he that gathereth not with Me, scattereth”

Luke 11:23

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But today’s article will focus on the big lie, that we can live independent of the “God of Heaven”, and also independent of “the god of this world” Lucifer. (2nd Corinthians 4:4)

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No, we just cannot escape belonging to one religious system or another.

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At this point, someone will undoubtedly jump up and declare, “Well, I’m not a member of any religious group! I’m a secularist! I’m even an atheist! I don’t follow Mohammed, or Buddha, or Joseph Smith, or Jesus, or anyone else! I only follow reason, and logic, and science! I’m a good person, and I don’t need anyone’s religion!”

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The fact is, that atheism is also a belief system, based upon faith in certain unprovable ideas: the belief that God doesn’t exist, and that the universe evolved over billions of years…that a beautiful, majestic, and orderly universe came out of chaos, ultimately coming out of nothingness.

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None of these three beliefs of atheism can be proven. But atheists will adamantly insist that they can indeed be proven!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paradise_Lost_3.jpg

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“And they (the peoples of the world) worshipped the dragon (Satan)…”

Revelation 13:4

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Mankind was created to worship God alone. But in our rebellion against Heaven, we have chosen to worship “the god of this world”, Satan (see 2nd Corinthians 4:4).  

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Oh no, few people will acknowledge this fact. Most are ignorant of this fact.

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And yet, truth-be-told, 100% of the world’s citizens are religious in the truest sense of the word! They either worship the “God of Heaven”…or they worship “the god of this world”!

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And because the world has rejected the Law of God, the Bible, they are now accepting Satan’s lies, making those false, humanistic ideas their own special catechism of religious-doctrinal-beliefs!

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

TV – The Image of the Beast – www.theheavensdeclare.net – Not for commercial uses

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MANKIND’S NUMBER IS “6”

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But these previously mentioned list of false ideas of secularists are not at all the total sum of atheistic, unprovable beliefs.

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Just look at today’s political world! Most atheists belong to one political persuasion in which they share many common, core political/social/economic beliefs.

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But this current political phenomenon did not catch our God by surprise! No, just the opposite! This political group was foretold in Scripture as being the 6th head of the Antichrist Beast of Revelation 13 & 17. And this 6th head is symbolic of Mankind being the supreme being of the universe (the number “6” is spoken of as “the number of a man”)

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Women’s March London – Wikimedia – Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication

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“And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.”

Mark 3:24

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And just look at today’s political warfare between the political “Left” and the political “Right”! It’s amazing to see how much the political “Left” all seem to march in lockstep in so many of their beliefs! Even some things which make no logical sense! 

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For example, look how this political organization has coalesced around this insane idea that people can choose whichever gender they wish to be, while insisting this is “science”. Amazing!

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Posing with the drag queens – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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PANDEMIC MADNESS

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Posters_against_anti-Covid_measures_and_vaccinations_in_France.jpg.

And similarly, observe how they are so willing to believe just about whatever the government tells them to believe regarding the pandemic lockdowns and mandates!

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For just one example, this pandemic is being treated so vastly different than other past pandemics. Why have they all seemed to jump on the proverbial bandwagon of locking down and masking up?

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And why is there a growing obsession against churches? Drones and helicopters spying on church services. Police raiding church services! The utter hypocrisy of big-box stores and gambling casinos, marijuana outlets remaining open while churches are locked down, sometimes even burned and vandalized (now beginning in western nations)! One dominant political party’s violence excused while others in the opposing political party are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and sometimes even beyond the law!

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And these are just a few of the countless examples which could be given!

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File:Posters against anti-Covid measures and vaccinations in France.jpg – Wikimedia Commons

Lady Justice – Not-so-blindfolded – Wikimedia – (3)

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But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived”

2nd Timothy 3:13

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All these current-day political/social tsunamis are bewildering to the onlooking public! But these things are not bewildering when they are viewed through the prism of the Bible!

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Not only did the Bible prophesy about all this current madness, but also explains why they seem to be so well orchestrated!

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Listen…Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against His anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision…” Psalm 2:1-3

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As it says, “the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord…”

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Yes, there is a concerted effort against the Gospel of Christ.

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And Mankind’s rebellion against Heaven is becoming quite obvious as we listen to the increasingly hateful antichrist rhetoric by secularists, shouted daily over the airways.

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Nazi Stabs Bible – Wikimedia commons – US Public Domain (2)

Anti-Christian rally in Chicago – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

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“the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience…”

Ephesians 2:2

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGAnd the Bible further explains…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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Here is revealed that Lucifer now titled as “Satan” is the controlling spirit, “which now works in the children of disobedience”. Ephesians 2:2.

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And listen to this next passage…“They (antichrists) are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them…Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.” 1st John 4:3, 5, 6

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Yes, there is a, “spirit of truth, and the spirit of error”, as this above passage reveals!

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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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But amidst this disconcerting news, there exists some incredible “Good News”! Yes, there is a way of escape from the captivity of Satan’s prison-house of sin and delusion, and from false religion of every type!

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Any man, woman, and child may be freed from the bondage of the “spirit of error”, and delivered into the liberty of “the Spirit of Truth”, found only in a genuine relationship with Jesus, the Christ.

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Yes, those who wish to renounce this very deceptive world of evil and sadness, can begin a spiritual sojourn up the pathway to everlasting life, and everlasting happiness in the soon-coming Promised Land, the New Heaven, and the New Earth, in which we will be forever young!

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

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TO READ PART 3, GO HERE…July 13 (The Two Spirits In The World, Part 3: “The Two Fountains of Pleasures!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to choose my master each and every day, as I choose to learn about Thee through the study of Thy Word and unceasing prayer…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”?, or you can also read this shorter article…February 15th (The Two Images!)

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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 VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP

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

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

Valley of Decision w/names

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

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

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“And the heavens and the earth shall shake…

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

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Joel 3:14-16

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LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION GROUP…

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

 

Valley of Decision + O Destroying Mountain Constellation Group

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

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

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

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

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Valley of Decision & O Destroying Mtn. Constellations

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

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

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ABOVE WIKIPEDIA STAR-CHART – Fall Constellations – Valley of Decision & O Destroying Mtn. Constellations – Wikipedia Star-Chart with constellation drawn in by this website – Not for commercial profit use!

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READ MORE…

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

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TOMORROW

Daily Devotional, Year 3: October 29 (Noble Bereans, Part 25: “The Message of the Second Angel of Revelation 14

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