Daily Devotional, Year 3 – January 2 (This Vanity Fair Dream-Machine! Part 2: It’s A Disneyland World!)

By admin On February 28th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – January 2 

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This Vanity Fair Dream-Machine! Part 2: It’s A Disneyland World! 

To read Part 1, click here…Today’s Devotional – March 8th (This Vanity Fair Dream-Machine)

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“And that which fell among thorns are they,

which, when they have heard [the Gospel],

go forth, and are choked with

cares and riches and pleasures of this life,

and bring no fruit to perfection.”

Luke 8:14

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Back in the late 1950’s a brand new phenomenon came into being! It was called Disneyland!

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And it took the various storybook fantasies of this world, and made them into a giant theme-park in which children of all ages could live out those fantasies in a life-sized, visual, walk-through extravaganza!

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Castle of Disney – Wikipedia – Public Dom

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A DISNEY LAND WORLD?

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But did you know that this is exactly what “the god of this world” has done to this, his very own kingdom, the World?

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You see, when Lucifer came to our first parents in the Garden, he convinced them that he had a better plan than that which God had!

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And this Father of Lies, Satan, has been trying his best to convince us of his “better plan”, ever since!

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Gustave Dore – Adam And Eve Driven Out Of Eden – www.creationism.org – Public Domain

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DESIRE FOR SOMETHING MORE

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Just imagine! Here was a beautiful Garden that had all the things which made for a happy, carefree existence! And yet this artful Deceiver convinced them that they needed something more, in order to be fulfilled.

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Well, the rest is history! And we can now see what Brand X looks like!

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Yes, this world is Lucifer’s alternative plan!

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Time – New York City Night-lights – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 2.0 Generic License

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DIFFICULT TO SEE THE DECEPTION

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And yet, most of us cannot see this world for what it really is!

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No, Lucifer (who now has assumed the role and given the title of “Satan”), works around the clock to create a world filled with many pleasures and delights.

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It’s kind of like a Disneyland World!

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Yes, now that Satan has been given this world to rule over, he has created a world with enough pleasures and pursuits to keep the people of this world busy enough, and content enough, so that they would rather die here after a few short decades, than to live forever there in God’s everlasting kingdom!

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

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A FRONTIER-LAND?

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Just think about all the selfish pleasures and pursuits that this world has to offer! Just look at all the opportunities we have to carve out some little empire of our very own making!

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Yes, in this present-day cornucopia world, any ambitious individual can start their own business, and eventually build their own little kingdom! And don’t think that such an endeavor is not fun! Because it’s a whole lot of fun! And challenging too! And it’s a type of a frontier in which we can build a little kingdom of our very own making!

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You might say, it’s a veritable, Frontierland!

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Frontierland Depot Disneyland Paris – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Texting_closeup.jpgAN AMUSEMENT LAND?

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Or how about all the present-day amusement devices? These new inventions can absorb our attention for hours each day!

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You might call it, Amusementland!

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Girl Texting – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 2.0

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A STORYBOOK LAND?

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Or how about all the television shows? There are seemingly endless varieties of television shows and movies to be entertained by! And with the aid of a remote control device, I need only sit back and let “the god of this world” entertain me and my children with story after story!

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Yes, one might call it, Storybookland!

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A WANDER-LAND?

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Or how about all the intriguing places to visit in this world? There is an inexhaustible list of exotic cities and mysterious places to visit and aimlessly wander through!

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You might want to call it, Wanderland!

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Woman in Mediterranian – Wikipaintings – US Public Domain

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“HEARTS…OVERCHARGED WITH…CARES OF LIFE”

Luke 21:34

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Well, you get the idea. This world has been especially designed to keep its inhabitants busy, busy, busy in an almost endless variety of people to see, places to go, and things to do!

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There are clubs to join, restaurants to frequent, an endless variety of sports and other amusements to engage in, resorts to visit, recreational vehicles to purchase, houses and gardens and lands to obtain, endless varieties of music to listen to, plays and operas to dress up for, sensual pleasures to indulge in, books to read, curious sciences to dabble in, and on and on and on it goes!

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It’s truly a Disneyland World we live in, today!

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New York Times Square – terabass – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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SATAN’S GREAT DECEPTION

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But O Stranger and Pilgrim, beware! It’s just an elaborate trap! The “god of this world” has merely created all these pleasures and pursuits for the evil purpose of keeping us so busy and so satisfied, that we neglect our great Salvation…

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Listen to our signature verse for the day…“And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard [the Gospel], go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.” Luke 8:14

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You see, there are many church-goers who do not realize the importance of our commission to purify our hearts, and conform our lives into the very image of Christ.

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SATAN LURES US BACK

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And so, as new Christians, we begin our journey out of this selfish world, and onward and upward on the pathway to the Paradise of God!

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But Satan lures us back into the world by one or more of his pleasures and pursuits!

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And by-and-by, we naive and foolish ones become choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection! We simply became so busy pursuing the things of the world, that we had no time nor inclination to take our Salvation seriously!

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And so, on Judgment Day, we will be shocked and saddened to discover that our religion was all in vain!

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Disneyland – It’s a Small World – at TDL – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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DOOR STILL OPEN…BUT JUST BARELY OPEN!

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Well, the Good News is this: the door of mercy is not yet shut! Oh yes, it’s closing! But it’s still open just barely enough to slip through!

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And for those who are willing to cast away the idols of this world, the following passage can apply…“In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; To go into the clefts of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of His majesty, when He ariseth to shake terribly the earth!” Isaiah 2:20, 21

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Yes, Judgment Day is here! But God has allowed just barely enough time for those who want to escape His awful wrath to turn from our vain idols of this Disneyland World, and get busy with the work so greatly neglected: the purification of our heart and the transformation of our life into His likeness!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Lead me to that water of life, and make me to drink freely! And then, help me to keep my eyes looking ever-upward, so that the things of earth will grow strangely dim…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…BABYLON: PART 2-THE FALSE PROPHET & VANITY FAIR or you can also read… Daily Devotional, Year 2 – May 6 (The Great Babylonian Dream-Machine!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“THE GLORY OF MAN,

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AS THE FLOWER…

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FALLS AWAY”…

1st Peter 1:25

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FLOWER OF THE FIELD IN HEAVEN

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This is perhaps one of the most amazing constellations that God has created. It truly looks like a flower, and appears to be blowing in the direction of westward. But as autumn draws near, this constellation appears to bow itself down, just like the flowers of Earth bow down, at the summer’s end.

Two Turtledoves-Flower of the Field- Cross/Scepter Constellations

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And these are not merely obscure stars. These are among the biggest and brightest stars in the night heavens.

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The Two Turtle-Doves Constellation is also known as Sagittarius .

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The Flower of the Field is also known as Scorpio .

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But there is another obvious aspect to this constellation group. Notice that the birds are flying in the same direction as the flower is bending; it is as if the east wind is blowing these heavenly messengers. “The wind blows where it desires, and you hear the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. John 3:8. So here is another incredible Bible concept, written in the heavens! And God has spoken of these signs! Listen… “For ever, O LORD, Thy word is settled in (the) heaven(s).” Psalm 119:89

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THE ZODIAC CONSTELLATION NAMES

By the way, it is not the purpose of www.theheavensdeclare.net to give any validity to the Zodiac or any pagan deities. But the common names of many constellations must be given, solely for the purpose of locating them on star-charts.

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WHY IS THIS FLOWER POINTING UPWARD?

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To the right is a star-chart from Wikipedia. The editor of this site has sketched in the Flower of the Field Constellation on this constellation commonly referred to as the Scorpio Constellation (plus a few other close-by bright stars). Do you see the long blade of grass growing from the base of the Flower of the Field? This is made of the two highest stars of the Lupus Constellation, and the two lowest stars of the Libra Constellation. As this sketch shows, the flower appears to be pointing to Arcturus and the Revelation 12 Woman (shown in sketch below). Arcturus represents Jesus, as He leads His sons (and daughters) on a spiritual journey up a heavenward pathway, as is written… “Canst you bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or can you guide Arcturus with his sons?” Job 38:32.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flower of the Field Constellation” or you can also read… “Flower of the Field Constellation, Part 3: “Signs of the World’s End””

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TOMORROW:

January 3 (Habakkuk Says “Run!” Part 7: “Hold Hands? Or Flee To The Mountains?”)

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