Daily Devotional, Year 4, January 7: (The Armor of God, Part 4: “Satan’s War Against the Family!”)

By admin On July 29th, 2022

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Daily Devotional, Year 4: January 7

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The Armor of God,

Part 4:

“Satan’s War Against the Family!”

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“They have healed also the hurt

of the daughter of My people slightly,

saying, Peace, peace;

when there is no peace”

Jeremiah 6:14 

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“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand”

Ephesians 6:13 

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This above verse from Ephesians reveals that the reason God’s people are to armor up, is that we are now in “the evil day”.

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Whether we like it or not, this present earth is a spiritual warzone! And we have been elected to become soldiers in God’s Army!

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“Awake to righteousness…”

1st Corinthians 15:34 

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But sadly, even God’s people are described as, “sleeping virgins” in Matthew 25:1-13

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Yes, even though God’s true worshipers realize that there is “war in Heaven”, our awareness has been greatly dimmed by our sleepy spiritual condition.

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“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood”

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And from decades of indoctrination into the world’s antichrist philosophies and ideologies, we commonly attribute the problems and difficulties in the world to natural causes!

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In other words, we greatly ignore such revelations from Scripture as Ephesians 6:12, in which God reveals to us…

“For 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.”

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This above verse reveals that humans are not the problem. But rather, the unseen spiritually dark underworld is the cause of mankind’s troubles!

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“Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual”

1st Corinthians 2:13 

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But usually, we simply sidestep God’s counsels, and seek, instead, man’s wisdom.

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Yes, if we have a problem with our children, we usually throw in with the world’s explanation for this…“Well, your son is going through a rebellious period.” Or perhaps, “You may need to take them into psychological therapy sessions”. Or maybe even, “They are simply letting out repressed emotions from some past traumatic experiences.”

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But the Bible reveals the true cause…

“For 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.”

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And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.”

Matthew 10:34-36

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Christian parents must realize that Satan and his armies of evil angels quite often are given permission to bring disruption into the Christian home.

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Listen to Jesus…

“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth:

I came not to send peace, but a sword.

For I am come to set a man at variance against his father,

and the daughter against her mother,

and the daughter in law against her mother-in-law.

And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.”

Matthew 10:34-36

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But why does God allow Satan such liberties?

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Simple is the answer to this question! If the Christian life was all “peace and safety”, the Church would become spiritually lethargic and apathetic. But God allows troubles to bring us to our spiritual knees, begging and pleading for deliverance. And when God’s troubled people realize their great needs, they begin searching the Scriptures for the answers to their difficulties.

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And combing through the Scriptures, we eventually find the story of God’s servant, Job.

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Yes, we soon find, even in Chapter 1, that Job had a “hedge” around his house for probably many years! And Satan could not penetrate that protective hedge! After all, Job was outwardly very faithful. And yet, Satan perceived inward self-righteousness in Job’s heart. And Satan saw the opportunity to make trouble for Job. Finally, Satan was permitted to break through the protective hedge around Job’s home.

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Thankfully, God doesn’t usually allow the high degree of trouble and tragedy which He allowed Satan to bring upon Job’s home, finances, and family.

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Nevertheless, God does allow some trouble in the Christian home, in effort to cause Christians to begin fortifying their home with their own protective “hedge”.

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WHAT IS THE REMEDY?

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And so, perhaps the best question to be asked at this time is, “Well, how can I build up a hedge around my house, so that Satan cannot disrupt the peace in my home?”

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Listen…

“Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. 

For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands:

happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house:

thy children like olive plants round about thy table.

Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.”

Psalm 128:1-4 

 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

“Dear Lord, …

ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons lic.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… or you can also read…or you can also read…

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THE END

.Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!

 

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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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FIRST FIND ORION & 7 STARS

.Orion Constellation

The very first step in finding these many constellations, should be to find the two main constellations: Orion, and the 7 Stars (aka, The Big Dipper).

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These two constellations represent Christ (Orion), and His Chur7 stars as Crossch (7 Stars).

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And just as these are the easiest constellations to find, so too, the first place to begin studying the Bible is the Four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John).

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These four books present Christ and His Church, when He walked the earth, just as Orion and the 7 Stars represent Christ and His Church, as seen up in the heavens.

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Then, once you are comfortable finding these two constellations, you can begin to locate the next closest constellations, and so on.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Orion the Soldier and the Revelation 12 Dragon (Hyades & Pleiades, etc.) – winter constellations – www.signsofheaven.org – not for commercial use

ABOVE PICTURE – 7 Stars Constellation as the Cross (aka Big Dipper) – winter – signsofheaven.org – not for commercial uses

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.https://theheavensdeclare.net/orion-2/

READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read…The Orion Phenomena

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

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TOMORROW…

January 8 (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 20: “High-Tech: Swifter Than Leopards!”) 

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THE GREAT CONTROVERSY BY ELLEN G. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Luther95theses.jpgWHITE

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) to listen to this audio chapter from Ellen White’s book, The Great Controversy…

 

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Chapter 5 – John Wycliffe

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Martin Luther – 95 Theses – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s nearly 50 year long series of 90 minute nightly talk shows…This is Open Forum Show #56

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons lic.

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