Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 11 (Cuttlefish & The False Prophet, Part 8: “And He Spake As A Dragon!”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 11

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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 respects.

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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

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

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 as a dragon”, that is, like Satan, as this above passage reveals.

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And just how 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? Lies? Hypocrisy? Greed? Pride? Murder? False witnessing against others? Atheism? False religions? 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 sometimes 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 in response against Europe’s centuries of 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 them 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 (a great percentage, Christians) 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. The American Constitution eventually triumphed over evil!

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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.jpgYet, in spite of this nation’s achievements over its injustices, Satan is now on the march, spreading his hatred, lies and deceptions, largely through the corporate major 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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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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CASTOR AND POLLU& THE NARROW WAY…

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“And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux.” Acts 28:11

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Most theologians interpret this verse to be speaking of two pagan gods known as Castor and Pollux. Beyond that, they are puzzled as to what significance do these twin gods have. Some believe these gods to be the patrons of safe ocean travel. Certainly God would never want His people to board such a pagan ship!

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But there is much significance to Castor and Pollux. No, not to those twin-gods. But there are two stars named Castor and Pollux. They are twin-stars, and not twin-gods. They are the two bright stars of the constellation commonly known as Gemini. But as “Signs Of Heaven” points out, these two stars also happen to be the two brightest stars on Orion’s sickle.

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And these two stars are also known as The Narrow Gate Stars. And if you will explore this concept, you will see that Castor and Pollux possess great significance… 

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“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13-14. Castor and Pollux represent this Biblical concept of the Narrow Way. 

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LOCATING THIS GROUP…

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These two sketches below are the same picture, one with stars only, the other with embellishments. These stars appear more or less like this when they are in the western sky, just before they sink below the western horizon (please excuse the less-than 100% accurate sketch). At the top of the sketches in the center is the Big Dipper. But with other surrounding stars, the Big Dipper is known as Ursa Major or the Great Bear. But as this website points out, Ursa Major is actually the Revelation 12 Woman. (Ursa Major appears much larger in the sky than this sketch shows. But in order to fit her into this drawing, the artist had to depict her much smaller) 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Castor and Pollux & The Mystery Ship of Scripture”

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TOMORROW…

January 12 (A World of Lies, Part 13: “When The World Turns Ugly”)

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