Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JULY 5 (Lucifer’s Music Solo, Part 2, Continued: Pleasing God or Man?)

By admin On June 7th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JULY 5

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Lucifer’s Music Solo, Part 2, Continued: “Pleasing God or Man?”

To read Part 1, click here… Today’s Devotional – March 25th (Lucifer’s Music Solo)

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“For they loved the praise of men

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John 12:43

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 THIS IS A CONTINUATION OF YESTERDAY’S DEVOTIONAL. TO READ YESTERDAY’S DEVOTIONAL, CLICK HERE.

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JESUS IS THE PLUMB-LINE OF TRUTH

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But there is a test for each and every word spoken or sung: Jesus Christ!

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Yes, for those who have their eyes lifted up to Heaven, there will be an attempt to imitate Jesus in all we think, do, and say. And of course, this Holy Spirit likewise pervades what kind of music we love, and listen to, and even the music we perform, if indeed we are being led by the Spirit!

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And filled with His Spirit of love for the music of Heaven, we inquire of  ourselves… “How can I sound more like Jesus? How would Jesus sing this song? How can I promote Heaven, and not promote self’?”

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These are the questions which the child of God will ask regarding such perplexing issues. And there is a certain intuition that tells us how Jesus lived. And in our mind’s eye, we can envision how Jesus would handle these seemingly questionable matters.

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Jesus over Jerusalem – Enrique Simonet Flevit – 1892 – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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MEEK & LOWLY JESUS: A REAL JOY-KILLER!

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But for those false brethren in today’s churches, who are trying to vaunt themselves before audiences, this concept of emulating the meek and lowly Jesus is a real joy-killer! Because with Jesus, there was no attempt to lift Himself up by His own beauty or charisma or talent…

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Listen to Isaiah’s description of Jesus… “He hath no form (attractiveness) nor comeliness (splender); and when we shall see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him.” Isaiah 53:2

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Jesus knocks at the Door Hunt – Light of the World – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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LUCIFER: KING OF BABYLON (THIS WORLD)

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And we need to remember that it was Satan who first began to perform his solos to please his audience of angels. Yes, when pride entered Lucifer’s heart, he began to sing more and more solos, no doubt! No longer was his motivation to please God. No longer was he content with joining all voices together as one! He became only interested in wowing his audiences with his own beauty, abilities, and charm, for the purpose of self-exaltation!

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Listen…“…take up this proverb against the king of Babylon (this world), and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!…Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols…How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!…For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” Isaiah 14:4, 12-14 (condensed for brevity)

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Here above, this passage from Isaiah exposes Lucifer as the King of Babylon. And Lucifer desired to rule over God’s people. But Lucifer’s judgment Day will finally come. And the noise of his violins will finally cease to sound! And his reign as “the god of this world” will finally come to an end! And Babylon (the world and the worldly church) will at long last be brought to its ultimate end!

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These concepts are found in the above passage from Isaiah.

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

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“COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE”

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:People_on_Times_Square.jpg“And I heard another voice from Heaven, saying, Come out of her (Babylon), My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

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God has allowed His people to live a mingled existence, caught somewhere between Heaven’s government and Satan’s kingdom of this world. We have grown up in this fallen world. It’s all we’ve ever known!

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And so, to a great extent, we have lived by the corrupt standards of this fallen world of Lucifer’s making, never really giving them a second thought. To great degree, our entire culture has been crafted by, “the god of this world”, Lucifer. Whether we like it or not, the music that the world listens to, is more or less a product of this Babylonian world.

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People on Times Square Wikimedia-Commons share-alike-license

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BEHOLD! THE BRIDEGROOM COMETH!

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But the time has come when God has ordained that His people come out of this world-system, as far as possible. And though we must still work and eat and live here and raise our families, God wants us to no longer live a compromised life.

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He wants to purify His Elect. He wishes to cleanse His Sanctuary. He wants a people who will prepare themselves to meet the Bridegroom.

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And this is what the message, “to come out of Babylon”, is all about! And the way we sing our Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs is an integral part of coming out of Babylon. And the Bible has laid out the perimeters and the necessary principles for that. And if there is any confusion, the life of Jesus is the ultimate role-model for all behavior.

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Five Wise Virgins – Matt 25 – www.thebiblerevival.com – Public Domain

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STILL TIME TO GET IT RIGHT!

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Well, the Good News is, that God has allowed a little more time for His people to finally “get it right!”

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And for those of us who have musical abilities, there must be a renewed focus on Heaven and on Heaven’s Jesus!

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Let’s begin to show forth Jesus in everything we do and say, and even sing!

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Let’s attempt to praise God and cease from praising ourselves!

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Let’s get back to the simplicity of the early Church!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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EXODUS FROM BABYLON

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Listen to this next prophecy by Isaiah…“Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion.” Isaiah 52:8

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Here is a prophecy concerning the days soon to come, when God will bring His people out of spiritual Babylon. And it foretells of the day when God’s people will sing, and with “voice together shall they sing”. Yes, this speaks of the day when the last Church will shine as the Sun, in all its brightness!

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James Tissot – The Flight of the Prisoners from Babylon – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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NO MORE “WOWING”!

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No more will there be any self-promotion heard in the camp of the saints. And those of us who previously used our musical abilities for pride’s sake, will no more http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_198722/William-Brassey-Hole/The-sorrow-of-king-Davidseek for applause and adulation!

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And we will remember all those syrupy-sweet “trills and frills” we performed, merely for the sake of our own foolish pride, and we will loathe ourselves for our past abominations during those years of our Babylonian captivity!

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And in that day, those of us who do return from our spiritual captivity from, “the north country”, will now delight to sing like the humble and lowly Jesus: we will now sing hymns together with the other saints and no more will we attempt to proudly lift ourselves up above others. And then, our only desire will be to lift Jesus up before the world!

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David’s sorrow – Wikigallery – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 3, CLICK HERE… JULY 7 (Lucifer’s Music Solo, Part 3, Continued: “It Is Not Near! Let Us Build Houses!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Keep me back from this desire of pride to vaunt myself before others, trying to impress people, rather than God…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Running The Christian Race (Part 2, Sensual Music), or you can also read this shorter article… Today’s Devotional – March 25th (Lucifer’s Music Solo)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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Flower of Heaven Constellation w/leaves

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“Let my prayer 

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be set forth

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before Thee as incense;

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and the lifting up

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of my hands

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as the evening sacrifice.”

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Psalm 142:2

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“WOMAN ON THE  ALTAR” CONSTELLATION… 

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This “Golden Altar” Constellation is only seen in winter through spring, in mid-sky.  It is to the south of the “Fleeing Woman Constellation” (AKA Ursa Major  or The Big Dipper).

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The “Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12” Constellation is in the northeastern sky in this sketch. You would be facing east and looking very high up almost to mid-sky to see this constellation group this way. The altar is farther south but still in the eastern sky. This altar itself is commonly known as Leo Major“, with the smoke rising beingLeo Minor“.

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A little farther down this page is the sketch of this same constellation in the latter part of winter, when you look at them facing westward. You will notice that what looked like Gospel seed being cast from her left hand and left foot (see “Woman of Revelation 12-The Fleeing Woman” article for explanation of casting “Gospel Seed”) now appears like smoke or incense rising from the altar. It is not clear why the altar is sideways in back of the Woman. It would make more sense if it were directly under the Woman. However, the Lord must have some spiritual truth to convey concerning this odd positioning of the Altar. The 7 Stars (Big Dipper) is easy to see with its very bright 7 stars. But the Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) must be seen on a dark starry night, away from city lights.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Woman of Revelation 12, (“The Woman on the Altar”)

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TOMORROW…

JULY 6 (How To Get Crucified)

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO STUDY IN JEREMIAH 

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YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.

 

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THIS IS STUDY #551 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING…

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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