Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 4 (He That Hath An Ear To Hear, Part 2: “World Without Ears!”)

By admin On March 26th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 4

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He That Hath An Ear To Hear, Part 2: “World Without Ears!”

To read Part 1, go here…February 1 (“He That Hath An Ear To Hear”)

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“(According as it is written, God hath given them (Israel) the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches (Israel), take heed lest he also spare not thee.” Romans 11:8, 20, 21

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Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to get people to listen to your testimony about Jesus?

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Oh yes, they may politely wait until you are finished speaking.

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But after, with eyes glazed over, they bid you farewell, and go their way.

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NO EARS TO HEAR

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Well of course, if you belong to one of the “prosperity-driven” churches, then perhaps you can get people to attend.

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But if you are trying to get people to follow the true Jesus, then it’s not so easy.

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But there’s a very good reason they do not hear you! And it’s because they cannot hear you!

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THE WHOLE WORLD IS ANTICHRIST!

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What we really need to understand is this: the entire world is indwelt by the spirit of the world, the spirit of Antichrist…

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Listen to 1st John’s assessment of the world…“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them (Antichrists): because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.” 1st John 4:4-6

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The, “whole world lieth in wickedness”, according to 1st John 5:19. And combined with this above passage from 1st John 4:4-6, these two passages reveal that the whole world is indwelt by, “the spirit of error”. And the spirit of error is the spirit of the world, which is the spirit of Antichrist.

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FUN-LOVING CHURCHES

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And so, if 1st John 4:4-6 tells us that the world does not hear us, then how in the world can we expect to have much success when we witness to others? They do not have spiritual ears to hear us!

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But as already mentioned, those who attend a worldly-minded church may enjoy much success, simply because they and their church are worldly! There will be lots of fashionable music, attractive people, soft and non-threatening sermons, with much laughter and comedy, combined with various enjoyable worldly-minded activities during the week! It’s a veritable 1st-class social club!

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NO WORLDLY ATTRACTIONS MINGLED WITH TRUTH

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But there are no worldly attractions and amusements for today’s Apostle Pauls.

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No, you will never attract the multitudes when preaching the true and unvarnished Gospel!

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Mall witnessing, Panama City, Panama

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THE WALKING/TALKING DEAD

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Just imagine going into a big graveyard, and preaching the Gospel to all who are there in their graves! Well, unless there happens to be a grave-digger working nearby, nobody is going to hear you! They cannot hear you, because they are dead!

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And the Ephesians 2:1, 2 reveals, “And you hath He (God) quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins: Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:”

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This passage says just about the same thing that 1st John 4:4-6 says. But it also reveals the the world is spiritually dead! Oh yes, they are physically alive. But spiritually speaking, they are the walking/talking Dead!

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THE WORLD CANNOT HEAR!

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It doesn’t matter who you are talking to: friend, foe, family, stranger, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Man_holding_Bible_and_sporting_Jesus_Saves_sign_on_his_hat.jpgchurch member, pastor, or just about any and every person around the world! If a person has not yet received the Spirit of Truth, as spoken of in 1st John 4:6, then you might as well be talking to a dead person! They cannot hear you! Oh yes, they hear your words. But to them, your words have no meaning or relevance.

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Listen to Jesus…Why do ye not understand My speech? even because ye cannot hear My word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.” John 8:43, 44.

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This is God’s assessment upon this entire world! And this was our condition too, prior to becoming a new creation. Satan is, “the god of this world”! 2nd Corinthians 4:4. And he is the spiritual father of all the unconverted inhabitants of this world!

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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Well, the Good News is that God is graciously allowing the Gospel to out into all the world. And so, we must not get discouraged.

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Here and there are those who will hear the true Gospel, and eventually respond!

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So if this is true, why even bother with today’s devotional?

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WE CANNOT BY ARGUMENT!

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The reason for this devotional is because too many of us Christians quite often try to argue other people into Heaven. And we tend to believe that others are made out of “the same cut of cloth” as we are!

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But the truth is, the people of the world are made out of a completely “different cut of cloth!” Their garments are earthly and natural. 

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“AS IN THE DAYS OF LOT…”

Luke 17:28

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But we must understand that today’s Christians are like Abraham’s nephew, Lot, as he lived from day-to-day in Sodom. He was surrounded by a city full of spirituahttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Genesis19-17.jpglly dead walking/talking corpses!

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And it was only after he and his two daughters escaped from Sodom’s destruction, did Lot truly understand just how depraved and spiritually bankrupt the citizens of the city actually were!

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And it is no different today, than it was in Lot’s day! Yes, even though the various local congregations are filled with nice, polite and moral parishioners, it will be appalling when true Christians discover just how few of them will actually make the God-ordained exodus out of Spiritual Babylon, the harlot churches and congregations!

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LET ALL THE WORLD READ YOU!

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The best thing that a true worshiper can do in this present-day situation, is to spend copious amounts of time each day, sitting at the feet of Jesus, hearing His Word, and learning new verses.

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And the more that His Words of Life begin to fill the heart, the closer will the Christian, “walk, even as He (Jesus) walked” (see 1st John 2:7).https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%22However_pressing_his_duties_STM2-c_James_Lee_Frazer_always_finds_time_to_read_a_few_chapters_from_his_Bible_each_day._I_-_NARA_-_520675.jpg

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And the more one reflects the image of Christ, the greater will be their witness to this spiritually deaf world!

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They may not hear your words, but they will read you like a book! This is because you will be more-and-more transformed into a walking/talking, “epistle (of Christ), known and read of all Mankind”! 2nd Corinthians 3:2

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TO READ PART 3, GO HERE…May 8 (“He That Hath An Ear To Hear”, Part 3: “Do Ye Not Hear The Law veiled in Allegories?)

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The Reader is encouraged to listen to this 24 minute audio Bible study on Jeremiah and Amos concerning having “ears to hear”. This Jeremiah study (#251) is presented by the late Harold Camping of Family Radio.org.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me two ears to hear Thy Fatherly reproofs and corrections. Let me take account of my life each and every day, and turn away from my love for this present world, and begin to look steadfastly Heavenward…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“FEBRUARY 4 (The World’s Worst Human!)”or you can also read this next article…NOVEMBER 17 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 26 Which Spirit Will You Choose?)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE HOLY GHOST RIDER CONSTELLATION

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This newest Signs Of Heaven Constellation (Fall, 2013) is by far the faintest of constellations, but is a very incredible and awesome one in a number of ways (which this article will explain).

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.Holy-Ghost-Rider in the Western night-sky

It is primarily comprised of the Camelopardalis Constellation (head and upper back), plus about 5 stars from the Cassiopeia Constellation (his leg), plus some random stars. It appears as an outline of a rider. Only the back of his head is detailed. And his back and the back of his legs are also detailed. Both sides of his arm are visible, and his hand is gripping the horses mane, and that is detailed by three stars (which are also part of the horse’s mane). The rider is in a position vaguely similar to a race-horse jockey. The two brightest stars in this constellation, are from the Cassiopeia Constellation, and are part of his leg. All the rest of the stars are very faint, and must be viewed on a very starry night.

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Since this constellation has just been revealed, there may be more to this constellation in the coming months. But if you can locate the Goodly Horse in Battle Constellation, then you shouldn’t have too much trouble locating this Rider Constellation, provided you have excellent star-watching conditions. 

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The above picture is not a totally accurate, but hopefully close enough to locate these constellations in the night-sky. Scroll down this page to see actual star-charts.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation

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TOMORROW…

February 5 (Come Out From Among Them, Part 3: “Making Friends With Unbelievers, CONTINUED”)

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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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YOU CAN ALSO GO TO www.familyradio.org TO LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD MORE OF THESE JEREMIAH STUDIES.

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THIS STUDY #35 IS PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

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

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