Daily Devotional, Year 4 – April 14 (A World of Lies, Part 16: “It’s a Cuttlefish World! Yellow Journalism Today!” CONTINUED)

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – April 14

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A World of Lies, Part 16: “It’s a Cuttlefish World! Yellow Journalism Today!” CONTINUED

To read Part 1, click here… “January 3 (World of Lies, Part 1: The Femme-Fatale Firefly!)”

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CUTTLEFISH: THE ULTIMATE IMPOSTORS!

.Cuttlefish.ogv - Wikipedia - Share-alike License

One of the most amazing creatures ever created is the Cuttlefish! Actually, it is not a fish, but a type of mollusk, like a squid, or an octopus.

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The reason why this creature is so incredible, is that it can just glance at its environment and instantly change its body to imitate that environment.

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For instance, if it wants to hide from its enemies, or lie-in-wait for its victims, next to a sea-weed, it simply changes its color, spots, and shape to imitate that sea-weed. It can even instantly grow leaf-like appendages to imitate certain sea-weeds!

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This little creature is nothing short of amazing!

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Cuttlefish.ogv – Wikipedia – Creative Commons License

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CUTTLEFISH: SYMBOL OF SATAN

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Well, God has created this little predator to give us further insight into the inner workings of the kingdom of Satan.

(As this little 26 second video below shows, the Cuttlefish has the ability to paralyze his potential victims, by using his hypnotizing strobe-light effect! Amazing!)

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Certainly Satan and his unseen minions love to make themselves invisible! That way, they can work their misery and woe upon this unsuspecting world, without its inhabitants becoming alarmed, causing us to rebel against Satan’s kingdom, as we flee to God! And just as this little cuttlefish hypnotizes its “candidates for consumption”, so too, Satan has filled the world with many glittering attractions to likewise mesmerize his naive and unwary victims!

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WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hearst_1906_Wizard_of_Ooze.jpgIn the first installment of this topic on today’s Yellow Journalism (click here), it was mentioned that when back in high school, the teachers of American history briefly, but enthusiastically taught of the great newspaper magnate, William Randolph Hearst.

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And the main thrust of the classroom lesson was that Hearst wholeheartedly engaged in “Yellow Journalism”, as he used exaggerations and sensationalism in his vast and powerful empire of newspapers, to promote his own personal political views.

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And so, William R. Hearst was tagged with the demeaning title of being a “Yellow Journalist”.

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William Randolph Hearst – 1906 – Wizard of Ooze – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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THE INDUSTRY STANDARD

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But what was once considered to be a despicable and disdainful form of dishonesty, has pretty-much become the industry standard in today’s world!

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In other words, “Yellow Journalism” has now become “the new normal” throughout the daily news industry, to a great degree with few exceptions!

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Yes, not only newspapers, but radio, television and Internet are saturated with the same exaggerations, sensationalism, biased coverage, story-spiking, shadow-banning, and sometimes, abject out-and-out lies.

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The Yellow Press by L.M. Glackens – 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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This massive constellation is comprised of the various constellations on this websiteTo look around and witness all the venomous hatred between the various political, religious, cultural, ethnic, and social groups is nothing short of amazing!

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But this is nothing new! Not only did the religious rulers despise Jesus to the degree that they ultimately put Him to death, but even among themselves they were divided into a number of factions: the Pharisees and Sadducees, for instance.

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Yes, even among these two religious groups, the overwhelming hatred often manifested itself over their disagreements about the Scriptures.

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Sign of the Son of Man Constellation – made of the various constellations on this website

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“WHY DO THE HEATHEN RAGE?”

Psalm 2:1

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But in today’s world, the ever-increasing hatred only confirms the prophetic veracity of the Bible! Listen…”And the nations were angry, and Thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that Thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear Thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.” Revelation 11:18

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Never before in history has the world stood as a witness to the cruel venomous hatred and animosity between the various cultures and groups of humans, both in the secular world as well as in the religious world.

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Anti-Christian rally in Chicago – cropped image – Wikimedia

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“…LET GOD BE TRUE, BUT EVERY MAN A LIAR!”

Romans 3:4

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It is truly astounding to see how the mass media has devolved into little more than partisan warriors, willing to spin half-truths and out-and-out lies, for the sake of their own political parties!

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The anger, the cruel mockings, the hate-filled jests of the TV “comedians”, the cold-hearted indifference, the vicious gossip of the day-time talk shows, the slanders, the false accusations, the verbal scourgings, and the savage name-calling have all risen to an intense and intolerable level, even to the degree of “boiling-over”!

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Trump effigy in protest – cropped image – Wikipedia – the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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“THE PROUD HAVE FORGED A LIE AGAINST ME!”

Psalm 119:69

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Well, the point is, we are just now getting a small taste of what’s in store for true worshipers of God in the coming months!

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Protest – Atheists in Pride Parade – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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“LOVE NOT THE WORLD!”

(read 1st John 2:15-17)

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But truth-be-told, God, being the Searcher of Hearts, sees how much we inherently love this present, selfish world.

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And so, He must drive out our trust and our love for this evil world of sin, with all its earthy pleasures and proud, ambitious pursuits…“If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him (or her).” (read 1st John 2:15-17).

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Thus, God begins a work in many souls, to root out that innate earthly love. This is one reason why God is allowing all this growing hatred and intolerance which we are now seeing around the world.

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ISIS murder – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

Anti-Christian rally in Chicago – cropped image – Wikimedia

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“FLEE TO THE MOUNTAINS!”

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And we should not be surprised to see things go “completely and fully evil” in the coming days and months.

ABOVE DRAWING: not a star-chart, but a concept picture.

And while it grieves the Lord greatly, to behold suffering, He knows that in the end, these things will purify our hearts, even as precious gold is purified!

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He knows that His world-loving people have to behold the fallen planet for what it really is, before we will be willing to make our end-time Exodus!

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ABOVE DRAWING: Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12. (not a star-chart, but a concept picture)

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CALLING ALL NOBLE BEREANS!

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Now, if the Reader will scroll to almost the bottom of today’s devotional, he or she can listen to the audio chapter from Ellen White’s book, The Desire of Ages, entitled “Priestly Plottings”. This short chapter describes the very same hatred which we are seeing in today’s world.

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And those “Noble Bereans” will also want to listen to another 25 minute excerpt from Harold Camping’s daily call-in talk show, The Open Forum.

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Tissot – the Pharisees and the Herodians conspire against Jesus – www.joyfulheart.com

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WATCH THIS SHORT BUT AMAZING VIDEO…

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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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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“Vanity Fair” & The False Prophet, or you can also read this much shorter article…January 31st (You Can’t Fix Hell!)

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THE END

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ARTICLE #2

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Cuttlefish & The False Prophet, Part 8:

“And He Spake As A Dragon!”

To read Part 1, go here…April 1 (Cuttlefish & The False Prophet)

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https://theheavensdeclare.net/flood-waters-of-satan/

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“And I beheld another beast

coming up out of the earth;

and he had two horns like a lamb,

and he spake as a dragon.

Revelation 13:11

ABOVE PICTURE: Satan, The False Prophet who now in these last days destroys the churches via a world-loving prosperity-driven false gospel – www.signsofheaven.org

 

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God originally created this world to be a beautiful home for Mankind.

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Yet when we fell from grace, this world began to change in many ways.

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Nature, to a great extent, began to take on some changes. Many creatures and plants, etc., gradually took on different aspects, eventually becoming dangerous to other animals, and some even dangerous to people.

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Cuttlefish komodo – cropped image – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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CUTTLEFISH: THE ULTIMATE IMPOSTORS!

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One of the most amazing creatures ever created is the Cuttlefish!

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The reason why this creature is so incredible, is that it can just glance at its environment and instantly change its body to imitate that environment!

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As a matter of fact, whatever the Cuttlefish passes over, it instantly begins to change into the same color and shape, of that undersea object!

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Cuttlefish.ogv – cropped image – Wikipedia – Creative Commons License

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CUTTLEFISH: SYMBOL OF SATAN

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Well, God has created this little predator to give us further insight into the inner working of the kingdom of Satan.

(As this little 26 second video below shows, the Cuttlefish has the ability to paralyze his potential victims, by using his hypnotizing strobe-light effect! Amazing!)

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Certainly Satan and his unseen armies love to make themselves invisible! That way, they can work their misery and woe upon this unsuspecting world, without its inhabitants becoming alarmed causing us to rebel against Satan’s kingdom, as we flee to God!

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And isn’t true that the pleasures and riches of this world, like the cuttlefish’s strobe-hypnotizer, have a mesmerizing effect upon us?

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“THE KISSES OF AN ENEMY ARE DECEITFUL!”

Proverbs 27:6

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Truly it can be said, we live in a “Cuttlefish World”.

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Yes, like that incredible impostor, this world has been changed into a seemingly benign and beneficent society to a great degree. Oh yes, there are many underlying dangers and evils lurking out there!

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But just look around at all the humanitarianism going on today! Why, it just seems as if this is such a caring and compassionate world!

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And it’s just about impossible to watch television without a social justice advertisement coming on, promoting some aspect of human kindness!

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Giant Cuttlefish – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution

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“…AND HE SPAKE AS A DRAGON”

Revelation 13:11

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But in recent decades, this False Prophet has begun speaking openly like a dragon (Satan), as he is now using the mass media to provoke various people-groups to hate one-another, persecute one-another, as he transforms this entire world into his hateful totalitarian dystopia.

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Yes, this False Prophet is nothing less than the Spirit of Antichrist, spreading its deceptive & hateful tentacles into the four corners of the globe!

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

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“and all the world…worshipped the dragon…that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan”

Revelation 13:3, 4 & 20:2

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

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We must understand that the False Prophet of Revelation 13 now speaks like a dragon, that is, like Satan, as this above passage reveals.

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And just why does this False Prophet speak like Satan? Well, just listen to the television, radio, and Internet!

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What do we hear each day? Lust? Violence? Revenge? Hate? Perversion? Greed? Pride? Murder? False witnessing against others? Atheism? False religions? False goodness? Yes, yes, yes! We are inundated with all these characteristics of Satan on a moment-by-moment, 24/7/365 basis! Satan controls the media to a great extent, and uses unsaved and unwitting men, and women, and even children to be his mouthpiece through these various media.

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

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“God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar”

Romans 3:4

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One very clear evidence that Satan’s hand is in all this, is seen by all the lies, hypocrisy, and cheating going on in the media and by the leaders of the land. Much of the mass media has become so jealous for power, that they will purposely mis-report news stories to dishonestly advantage their cause. And the greater portion of the unsaved masses willingly accept the lies, cheating, and corruption. Because all unsaved humans are indwelt by “the spirit of error…antichrist”. (1st John 4:3, 6)

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And yet, Satan realizes he must cover all his hatred with a thin veneer of pretentious goodness. And so, the media is populated with countless fresh-faced, squeaky-clean spokespeople, light-hearted programs, intriguing dramas, and colorful scenery, presenting his dark kingdom of this selfish world in the best light possible!

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ABOVE PICTURE: TV indoctrination – www.signsofheaven.org – not for commercial uses

TV – Family watching television – c. 1958 – Wikipedia – public domain

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A NEW NATION CONCEIVED IN LIBERTY

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Scene_at_the_Signing_of_the_Constitution_of_the_United_States.jpgThe United States of America came into being, rising up “out of the earth” in the wilderness of what is now called North America. And God gave it a constitution based on biblical principles, as a gift of His grace, following the long hard centuries of religious persecution of the peoples of Europe by the cruel tyranny of the corrupt Antichrist Beast-like church-state system.

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But to rebel against Europe’s tyranny, this fledgling nation was, instead, founded upon the belief that all men were created equal, and were given the right to freely speak, in regard to religion and politics.

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Pilgrims & Thanksgiving – Brascome – Wikipedia – Public Domain

Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States by H.C. Christy – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE USA!?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGBut along with the incoming ships of pilgrims, fleeing Europe, Satan and his evil host likewise came across the waters to establish his wicked kingdom in America. And working through many secularists and even some false religious persons, Satan began persecuting various people groups, even engaging in slavery, just like most all the other nations of the world were doing in that time-period.

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And this “Prince of the Power of the Air”, working in and through these “children of disobedience”, began to slowly establish himself as the False Prophet, with two lamblike horns. And over the span of centuries, these two horns became the two power-centers of the west, very similar to The Lamb of God: mercy & truth…righteousness & peace, howbeit, bad counterfeits, to say the least. These are largely made up of the two major political powers.

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

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SWEET LAND OF LIBERTY!

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But in spite of these terrible atrocities which marred our nation, the United States strove to overcome her failings. And thanks to the efforts of caring Christians, this nation became a leader and example to the entire world in overcoming racial inequality.

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After all, our constitution demanded that we must overcome. And caring men and women fought to end slavery and even eventually, to bring about justice and equity for all color-groups. Maybe not perfectly, but tremendously better.

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Nowadays, those oppressed peoples are greatly prospering, even becoming the leaders in various fields of this society, now even world leaders!

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Yes, there was much good about The United States, in spite of Satan’s cruel oppression.

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Abolition of Slavery – 1st of August 1838 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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“Every kingdom divided…shall not stand”

Matthew 12:25

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sepia1.jpgYes, in spite of this nation’s achievements over injustices, Satan is now on the march, spreading his hatred, lies and deceptions, largely through the media, to stir up and divide the unsaved masses against one-another! It appears that this once great nation is finally destined to fall, as he morphs it (as well as the entire world), into his fiery furnace of totalitarianism and religious persecution!

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https://theheavensdeclare.net/flood-waters-of-satan/Yes, just like the deceptive cuttlefish, which disguises itself until the right moment, just before it strikes its victim, Satan has transformed this False Prophet from a lamb-like façade, into the maniacal beast which now speaks openly as a dragon!

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And even though this 2nd Beast of Revelation 13 is just beginning to show his sharp teeth, it just may be that he will eventually bully all humanity to choose: “Either bow down and capitulate to the tokens of my antichrist world-system…or be killed.”

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And so, the Time of Trouble has only just begun. And it appears that Satan has removed his cuttlefish mask of pretentious beneficence. And this Arch-Deceiver is now marshaling his forces (invisible evil angels working in and through “the children of disobedience”) to carry out his last attack on God’s people.

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Cuttlefish – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

ABOVE PICTURE: Satan, The False Prophet who now in these last days destroys the churches via a world-loving prosperity-driven false gospel – www.signsofheaven.org

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GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY

Proverbs 25:25

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Well, with all this negativity, it’s hard to imagine that there could be any Good News found here!

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But the fact is, there’s much Good News! Yes, God is only allowing all these horrible events and dystopian paradigm shifts for a number of wonderful and eternal purposes!

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First, God is very painfully aware that He must finally take away our comfortable blissful lethargy, so that His people will at last let go of our tight grip on this Kingdom of Selfishness, which is controlled by “the god of this world”, Lucifer, now called “Satan” and “The Devil”.

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https://theheavensdeclare.net/orion-2/Yes, many Christians in the western societies have been enjoying the abundant life, more or less. And as a result, the greater portion of church-goers are not properly armored-up, nor prepared for the final conflict!

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But God will have a people to, “withstand in the Evil Day” (Ephesians 6:13). And all that is coming upon the world will require us to put on our spiritual armor, and be fitted up for battle!

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And each and every circumstance coming our way will require the soldier of Christ to walk by all the, “exceeding great and precious promises”, which we have stored up in our hearts: each promise will become a stepping-stone on our upward, Heavenward pathway through the fiery trials ahead!

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Barbecue – Dutch family – cropped image – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

ABOVE PICTURE: The armor of God – theheavensdeclare.net -use by permission only

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

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And we need not despair of these soon-coming trials,

because God has promised…

“For in the time of trouble

He shall hide me in His pavilion:

in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me;

He shall set me up upon a Rock.

And now shall mine head be lifted up

above mine enemies round about me:

therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy;

I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD….

He is their Strength in the Time of Trouble…

When thou passest through the waters,

I will be with thee; and through the rivers,

they shall not overflow thee:

when thou walkest through the fire,

thou shalt not be burned;

neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.”

Psalm 27:5, 6 & 37:39 & Isaiah 43:2

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WATCH THIS SHORT BUT AMAZING VIDEO ON CUTTLEFISH…

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to not be fooled by this very deceptive world…

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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 3: “Summer of Love, Winter of Hate”), or you can also read… Today’s Devotional – January 26th: The False Prophet: (“And I beheld another beast (The False Prophet)”) ALSO READ: (Buying & Selling The Gospel)

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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 NARROW GATE STARS

Winter Constellations in West

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This most amazing phenomenon is seen throughout the winter. Although it can be observed most of the winter, it is seen best when it is the western part of the sky, at winter’s end (The end of winter being the final scene of this heavenly Gospel story). Orion , the Dragon, and the Glorious White Horse are beginning to descend into the western horizon (sketch to right is Winter Constellations descending into western horizon. This can actually be seen as early as December, in the pre-dawn hours).

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And at this point it is apparent that the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation is veering toward the two bright stars, known as Castor and Pollux (sketch to below left). But the Wide Gate Stars are composed of the two brightest stars of the Auriga Constellation, known as the star, Capella, and the star, Menkalinan. The two stars, Castor and Pollux, make up the concept of the Orion’s Narrow Gate Stars.

Revelation 12 Woman & Orion's Gate & Wide Gate.

This can even be observed into June in the western sky (for a short time just after dark). While a dark night is best for seeing the Woman Constellation, the 4 stars which comprise the Narrow Gate/Wide Gate Stars can be seen even under mediocre conditions. It begins with the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation (AKA Ursa Major) going towards these two doors.

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The sketch to left shows, the two doors are each composed of two bright stars. The two bright stars that comprise the Narrow Gate are the two brightest stars of the Orion the Reaper’s sickle. The two stars that comprise the ‘Wide Gate’ Stars are the two brightest stars of the wave of water that comes out of the Dragon Constellation’s mouth (for explanation of “Wave of Water”, just click here). The stars that make up the ‘Narrow Gate’ are about half the width of the Wide Gate (see sketch to right).

Revelation 12 Woman chooses Narrow Way

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(For more information on Orion’s sickle, just click here,“Orion The Reaper”.)

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Editor’s note: These sketches on this page are merely sketches. The stars are not in their exact place. However, they are close enough to find them in the night sky. But as with most stars, it takes persistence to finally locate them.

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)

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TOMORROW…

April 15 (Television and The Image That Speaks, Part 7: “Do Not Rich Men Oppress You?”)

 

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