Daily Devotional, Year 4, October 3: (The Armor of God, Part 6: “Satan: King of Cringe!”)

By admin On September 11th, 2023

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Daily Devotional, Year 4, October 3

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The Armor of God,

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Part 6:

“Satan: King of Cringe!”

to read part 1, click here…NOVEMBER 27th, Year 1 (“PUT ON THE ARMOR OF GOD” Part 1)

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“Put on the whole armour of God,

that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

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…

Above all, taking the shield of faith,

wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked”

Ephesians 6:11, 12, 16

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Human_stress.jpgHave you ever had a “cringe moment”?

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Perhaps, most of us can wholeheartedly answer, ‘Oh yeah!’ to that question!

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SOME CRINGE MOMENTS

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hair_pulling_stress.jpgFor example, have you ever thought back on some stupid thing you said?

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Or maybe in the heat of anger, you told somebody off?

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Or perhaps you did something really embarrassing?

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Or some faithless thing?

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Or foolish?

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Or thoughtless?

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Well, haven’t we all had cringe moments when we were reminded of some past incident which we now regret?

Human worry & stress & depression – by Becky Wetherington for Wikimedia – Share-alike License

Hair pulling stress – frustration – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

Embarrass – The Noun Project – Wikimedia – Universal Public Domain

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For we wrestle…against…spiritual wickedness in high places”

Ephesians 6:12

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The Bible reveals the true source of our troubles in this world…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” Ephesians 6:12

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Yes, our struggles are not with “flesh and blood”, but with the unseen forces of the spirit-realm.

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Eph 6:11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

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So, just why does God allow Satan to attack us in this way? Just why is he allowed to strike us with such fiery darts?

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For two reasons:

1: God wants us to put our heavenly armor on! And there is nothing like Satan’s fiery attacks to make us realize that we need to be fully armored up!

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2: God wants us to be fully inoculated against recommitting those same sins. And allowing Satan to remind us of those past deeds (which he’s very happy and willing to do so) will help us in the future as we become tempted to return to those same old sins!

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Psa 51:3  For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

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Listen to the Psalmist…
Psa 38:5  My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.
Psa 38:6  I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

Psa 38:8  I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

Psa 38:17  For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.
Psa 38:18  For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.

Psa 38:21  Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.
Psa 38:22  Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.

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So, let’s be wise as serpents but harmless as doves in our knowledge of truth, amidst this world of lies.

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And as we extinguish the enemy’s fiery darts, with our shield of faith, let’s remember that those cringe moments are allowed by God to inoculate us against repeating our regrettable decisions of the past!

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forgetting those things which are behind,

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Php_3:13  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

 

Psa 73:14  For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.

Eze_7:16  But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.

Eze 6:9  And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall lothe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianandapollyon.jpg“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 because 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!

Christian and Apollyon – Pilgrim’s Progress – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Atheist_sign_Wisconsin_State_Capitol.png.

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!

Atheist sign Wisconsin State wikipedia share-alike license (2)

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But as already quoted, Ephesians 6:12 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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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Please …

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

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Question_book_magnify2.svgREAD MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read…December 19 (“The Armor of God!” Part 4 The Devil, “The Discourager-in-Chief”!), or you can also read… May 26 (In Every Thing Give Thanks!?! Part 9: “Nick Vujicic: A Pity-Party’s Worst Guest!”)

Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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

October 4 (The Armor of God, Part 5: “Satan’s War Against the Family!”)

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

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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) can 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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