Daily Devotional, Year 4 – July 26 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 36: “Why Have the Cities of the Nations Fallen?'”)

By admin On May 29th, 2023

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – July 26

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The Devil Made Me Do It!

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Part 36:

“Why Have the Cities of the Nations Fallen?'”

(Revelation 16:19 Explained)

To read part 1, click here…October 13th (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 1)

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“And the great city was divided into three parts,

and the cities of the nations fell:

and great Babylon came in remembrance before God,

to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath”

Revelation 16:19 

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Back in the 1970’s, a certain saying was popularized…“The Devil made me do it! The Devil made me do it!”

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And this was merely mocking Christians, who were seemingly obsessed with pointing the accusing finger at the Devil.

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Secularist could then all laughingly mock the notion that Satan is a very active and powerful force controlling the peoples of this world, by sarcastically chortling…“The Devil made me do it! The Devil made me do it!

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Flip Wilson – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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SATAN, “THE GOD OF THIS WORLD”

2nd Corinthians 4:4

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But the horrifying fact is, the Devil does indeed cause the vast percentage of the world’s inhabitants to do a great amount of things!

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After all, the above signature verse reveals a truth which practically nobody realizes or accepts! It is perhaps the most egregious truth in all of the Bible!

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And this above verse from Ephesians reveals that Satan is indeed… “the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:”

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And let’s face it! To admit that the entire world’s inhabitants are filled with this evil, antichrist spirit is more than anybody is willing to accept, much less admit!

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

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This above passage from Revelation 16:19 makes three prophecies:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burgkmair_whore_babylon_color.jpg1 – The great city would be divided into three parts.

2 – The cities of the nations would fall.

3 – Babylon would be ripe for God’s judgment, receiving the cup of the wine of the fierceness of God’s wrath.

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Most likely, all three of these prophecies are speaking of Babylon: Babylon, being this antichrist world-system, and Babylon, the apostate churches.

ABOVE ENGRAVING: Whore – Babylon – Burgkmair – 1523 AD – this old engraving shows that the Church once realized that the Babylon Mother of Harlots was actually the apostate churches – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPG“That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon…How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning…which didst weaken the nations!”

Isaiah 14:4, 12 (condensed for brevity)

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And so, just what is Babylon?

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Since Lucifer, now given the office of “Satan…the Accuser”, is referred to as “The King of Babylon” in Isaiah 14:4, 12, then we can assume that invisible being, whom 2nd Corinthians 4:4 refers to as “the god of this world”, is the true “King of Babylon”: Babylon being this antichrist world-system!

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

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burgkmair_whore_babylon_color.jpg“MYSTERY BABYLON, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS”

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But also, because Revelation 17:5 refers to “MYSTERY BABYLON, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS”, then we might also conclude that Babylon also includes the harlot churches.

(To explore this truth about the churches being “Mystery Babylon”, click here…Today’s Devotional – August 16th (Mystery Babylon, The Harlot Church!)

ABOVE ENGRAVING: Whore – Babylon – Burgkmair – 1523 AD – this old engraving shows that the Church once realized that the Babylon Mother of Harlots was actually the apostate churches – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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“Babylon is fallen is fallen”

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This duality of the world/apostate churches seems to explain very nicely why Revelation 18:4 says, “Babylon is fallen is fallen”. In short, this prophecy seems to speak both of the world-system, but also, the world-loving church-system as being TWICE FALLEN, as is written, “Babylon is fallen, is fallen”!

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And there are many articles on this website which reveal the apostasy of today’s churches and denominations.

(Read this 63+ article series, May 12th (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 1)

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Antifa_@_Trump_in_Phoenix_8-22-17.jpgBut how about the world-system? Is Babylon, Lucifer’s Antichrist World-System fallen as the apostate church-world is fallen?

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Well, Revelation 16:19 says so…“And the cities of the nations fell.”

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So, have the cities of the nations fallen, as this above verse prophesied they would?

Antifa @ Protest Trump in Phoenix – 8-22-17 – Wikipedia – GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2

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CITIES ARE NOW RAPIDLY DEVOLVING

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Perhaps the cities of the nations have not yet totally fallen. But it appears as if their condition is rapidly deteriorating! Just look at the major cities in the USA! In just a few short years, those once-great and thriving cities are rapidly declining! And even many cities which have not yet literally crumbled have fallen into crime, vice, and immorality.

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Drugs, drunkenness, theft, violence, murder, abortion, prostitution, gambling, drugs, kidnapping, slavery, pornography, street-gangs, divorce, adultery, sodomy, vagrancy, thievery, and an untold list of similar sinful activities are running rampant in most cities around the world!

Minneapolis Riots – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

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“And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter”

Isaiah 59:14 

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Now, if one watches the Internet, there is a call now being trumpeted to once again return to the law and order of decades past.

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But the question to be asked is this: “Why are the city, state, and federal governments seemingly helpless to bring about a return to sanity, civility, and morality? Why can’t this downward spiral be stopped, even reversed?”

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The deep-down problem is, the politicians of city, state and federal government have attempted to solve the human dilemma without the help of God! And because these secularists have rejected Heaven’s help, they have been left to solve the crises by themselves.

Antifa @ Protest Trump in Phoenix – 8-22-17 – Wikipedia – GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2

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ELLEN WHITE’S VISION OF THE FUTURE

To read her entire article, click here…”Ellen White’s 911 Vision”

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ellen_G_White.jpgEllen White, described the dire conditions of society just prior to the Lord’s Return on the Last Day, as follows…

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“There are not many, even among educators and statesmen, who comprehend the causes that underlie the present state of society. Those who hold the reins of government are not able to solve the problem of moral corruption, poverty, pauperism, and increasing crime. They are struggling in vain to place business operations on a more secure basis. If men would give more heed to the teaching of God’s Word, they would find a solution of the problems that perplex them.”

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Here is seen that the root cause of the world’s hopeless condition is due to mankind’s rebellion and refusal to return to Heaven’s Way.

Ellen G. White – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God”

Psalms 9:17

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Oh yes, God has greatly helped, even blessed this nation in the past, in many ways. But there comes a time when iniquity surpasses God’s merciful forbearance.

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And morality has devolved so greatly that even little children are increasingly being targeted by parents and teachers to be sexually groomed and sometimes even sexually mutilated by greedy and depraved physicians, the very persons who should be safe-guarding children from all such monstrous attacks!

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Oh yes, we are ripe for judgment! And Judgment Day has now arrived!

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

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“His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber”

Isaiah 56:10 

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But the problem goes even deeper than secular societal depravity! The problem even goes right down to the church-world! Yes, the Christian community has fallen asleep, spiritually, giving sway to church-entertainment, worldly aspirations, selfish pleasure-seeking, and such-like abominations! After all, society has become a cornucopia of decadent pleasures, world-seeking treasures. And tragically, the church has joined in with the world, allowing Satan to steal a march on us at every turn!

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And so, we have allowed Lucifer and his visible and invisible armies to bring us to the great hour of Judgment which we are now entering into.

Brooklyn Museum – The Wise Virgins – James Tissot – Wikimedia – public domain

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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But in spite of this awful and terrifying report, there still exists some very Good News!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgListen to the prophecy of Joel…“Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth. For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number…Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God. Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD, Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come” Joel 1:5, 6, 13-15

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Yes, God is calling His sleepy-eyed saints to wake up from our death-like slumber and begin to weep and howl for the destruction coming upon the land! We must cry out for deliverance and watchfulness! We must plead and beg for mercy and repentance!

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And even though we may not be able to turn back the overflowing tsunami of evil coming upon the land, we might find refuge and safety for ourselves and our family!

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“HIDE…FOR A LITTLE MOMENT”

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As a matter of fact, the Bible counsels us to…“Come, My people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity…” Isaiah 26:20, 21

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Here is revealed a hiding place from the approaching storm.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Hide Thyself in thy Chambers – inspired by Tornado Over Kansas by Curry

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TO READ PART 37, CLICK HERE…March 14 (The Devil Made Me Do It Part 37: “The Dancing Plague of 1518”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Help me to be wise as a serpent regarding this very deceptive world. Let me not be ignorant of Satan’s devices, nor of his power over this world…

Morning Prayers – Ebenezer Newman – Downard – 1860 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… November 23 (The Two Spirits In The World) or you can also read this shorter article…March 13th (Planet Earth: Devil’s Island!)

Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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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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REVELATION 12 DRAGON CONSTELLATION

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LOCATION…

Wikipedia star-charts winter constellation in West

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The Revelation 12 Dragon Constellation can be located by finding Orion in winter months. The Dragon is to Orion’s left, and the Dragon’s mouth is right next to Orion’s shield. This Dragon’s mouth is the V-like constellation The Hyades Cluster, which is also known as the head of Taurus the Bull. The Dragon’s tail-tip is Pleiades and the lower shaft of his tail is partly of Aries and Pisces. Then with aid of a dark and starry night, you may begin to connect the mouth and the tail with a very long body in an oval shape. The front and back legs are made of a few stars: the front legs partially of stars from Taurus . The back legs and rear fin are made of 6 stars from the Cetus Constellation.

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BODY HARD TO SEE

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The long oval-shaped body has relatively few stars, but can been seen, howbeit with a dark, starry night. The four stars of the front fins are made partially of Taurus .

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FIRST APPEARS IN MID-SUMMER

Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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This Dragon constellation appears in the eastern horizon about mid-summer in the pre-dawn hours, spewing his flood-waters northward toward the Revelation 12 Woman in Travail (not pictured in this chart).

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The Wave of Water is primarily composed of the Constellation Auriga. There are two dimmer stars (#’s 1 & 2) which are closest to the Dragon’s mouth. These two dimmer stars are also part of this Wave of Water, but are not part of the Auriga Constellation.

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THE ZODIAC NAMES

It is not the purpose, nor the desire of www.theheavensdeclare.net to give any validity or recognition to the Zodiac or any pagan deities. But unfortunately, the common names of many constellations (such as Scorpio or Sagittarius, etc.), must be given, solely for the purpose of locating them on star-charts.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Question_book_magnify2.svg

READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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TOMORROW…

July 27 (Apocalypse Now! Part 28: “Signs of the End”)

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