Daily Devotional, Year 3 – January 23 (Revelation 18:2: “A Cage of Every Unclean & Hateful Bird! Part 3: The Social Club Gospel, Continued: Accepting A Form of Godliness”)

By admin On March 7th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – January 23

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Revelation 18:2: “A Cage of Every Unclean & Hateful Bird! Part 3: The Social Club Gospel, Continued: Accepting A Form of Godliness”

To read Part 1, go here…January 15 (Revelation 18:2: “A Cage of Every Unclean & Hateful Bird!”)

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“And he (the mighty angel) cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” Revelation 18:2

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In yesterday’s devotional, it was put forth that today’s churches have devolved into little more than social, fraternal organizations, with a thin religious covering.

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And the reader is encouraged to read Part 2 as a means of making this Part 3 more meaningful.

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STAY IN BABYLON FOR OUR CHILDREN?http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svg

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But the question that today’s devotional asks is this: “Are we to continue in church attendance, merely for the sake of providing our children with a more acceptable social environment?”

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SOCIETY’S DEATH-SPIRAL

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In other words, many caring parents are rightfully concerned with the current downward death-spiral of societal morality, combined with the meteoric rise of paganism, lawlessness and sexual perversions which are now overspreading the land.

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NO ACCEPTABLE ALTERNATIVE?

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And so, most concerned parents do not want to come out of the apostate churches, fearing that their children will have no acceptable alternative environment to thrive in.

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After all, there is still a certain degree of morality within many churches, even though many other “liberal” churches are, for the most part, aligning themselves with this ungodly society.

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A MERE, “FORM OF GODLINESS”?

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But does the Bible encourage such a compromise? Are we to remain in the apostate churches merely because there still remains a certain degree of morality there? What does God’s infallible Word have to say about this?

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PERILOUS TIMES

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Listen to 2nd Timothy 3:1, 2, 5, describing the condition of the world, but also of the apostate church-world in these last days… “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy…Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”

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Now this is just a shortened version of the entire passage. But the point of Paul’s admonition here,was that in these last days there will be perilous times in the world, but also in the churches (symbolized by the phrase, “silly women”.)

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WOMEN SYMBOLIZE CHURCHES

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Yes, God compares today’s churches to, “silly women, laden with sins…ever learning, but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth!” 2nd Timothy 3:6, 7.

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Wickedness will abound in the form of ungodly behavior, such as covetousness, slander, sexual promiscuity, disobedient youths, etc., and…a form of godliness that’s void of the Spirit of God.

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NOT ABLE TO COME TO TRUTH

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Now this passage continues by saying that these “silly women” churches are never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

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But what truth is it that they can never come to?

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Simple, they cannot come to the point of realizing what is required for true discipleship and true Salvation!

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Oh yes, Salvation is the gift of God. But the Bible explains just what is involved in true Salvation: a death-to-self, and a new heart from Jesus!

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NO TRUE “BORN AGAIN” CONVERSION

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And so, week after week, month after month, and year after year, parishioners fill the pews for an hour or two of listening to moral and social-justice sermons.

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But never do they come to the point of becoming “Born Again”. Never do they realize that becoming truly Born Again is a total metamorphosis, receiving a new heart, new motivations, new desires, and completely new goals!

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Yes, being Born Again means to be under the control of a completely different Spirit than that spirit which controls the people of this Antichrist world!

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Nor can they come to the point of becoming a true disciple of Jesus!

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WHICH WORLD WILL I CHOOSE?

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And why is this? Why is it that most parishioners cannot even come to the point of becoming true disciples of Jesus?

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Because it is just as Jesus says in Luke 14:33…“So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be My disciple.”

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The sad truth is that most parishioners today have never even become true disciples of Jesus! And this is because most parishioners are desiring to have Heaven, and yet still clinging to this present selfish world, with its various treasures, and pleasures, and carnal desires!

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HOLY SPIRIT TAKEN OUT OF THE MIDST

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And so, what is the bottom line to all this?

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Simple! There is lacking the Spirit of God in the congregations necessary to becoming Born Again, and to becoming true disciples (followers and students) of Jesus.

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And so, today’s churches are filled with nice, well-behaved and moralistic parishioners, and yet they are still under the power of the Antichrist Spirit of the World! (see 1st John 4:5)

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TO READ THE REST OF THIS LITTLE DEVOTIONAL, GO HERE…Revelation 18:2: “A Cage of Every Unclean & Hateful Bird! Part 4: The Social Club Gospel, Continued: Accepting A Form of Godliness”

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to come out of this Babylon of confusion, and worship Thee 100%…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… March 1st (A Designer Jesus!), or you can also read this article…JULY 23 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 13: The Evangelical Cult!), or this next article… Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1 

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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GOD’S PEOPLE TAKEN CAPTIVE

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“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 

The Pleiades: Mystery Babylon: Mother of Harlots

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God has a people in Babylon. Yes, Mystery Babylon is the Mother of Harlots. The sketch to the left shows her riding this beast with 7 heads and 10 horns.

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But in that spiritual city, there are those who still love God to a certain degree. And before the final plagues are poured out upon her, God has been and will continue to call His people out of her… “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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And so in addition to The Pleiades appearing as the Harlot Mother, we also see this second depiction of The Pleiades as an angel, which symbolizes God’s people, walking the downward pathway to destruction. They must be called out of Babylon before it’s too late!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Pleiades: The Captive Angel & Mystery Harlot Constellation”

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TOMORROW…

Daily Devotional, Year 3 – January 24 (Revelation 18:2: “A Cage of Every Unclean & Hateful Bird! Part 4: The Social Club Gospel, Continued: Accepting A Form of Godliness

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