Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 8 (The Whisperer, Part 3: “Dogs Have Compassed Me!”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 8

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The Whisperer, Part 3: “Dogs Have Compassed Me!”

To read Part 1, click here… MARCH 26 (The Whisperer: No Gossips In Heaven!)

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“For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.” Psalm 22:16

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This above verse from Psalm 22:16 makes a very startling revelation concerning just who it was that put the nails in Jesus’ hands and feet!https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Willmann_Jesus_being_nailed_to_the_cross_(detail).jpg

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Listen again to Psalm 22:16…“For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.”

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Well, it was the assembly of the wicked who pierced the hands and feet of Jesus. But in this same verse, God compares them to dogs!

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Yes, it was dogs (in the allegorical sense) that compassed about Jesus, when on the Cross!

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God compares the “assembly of the wicked” to dogs!

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THE CIRCUMCISION

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Well, is there any more biblical support for this idea?

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Yes.

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Listen again…“Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.” Philippians 3:2

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So here again, the comparison is made between evil-doers and dogs.

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But in this verse, it actually hones down just who these dogs are: “the concision”.

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Therefore, it was those in God’s house who proudly proclaimed that they were the circumcised ones.

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SPIRITUALLY CIRCUMCISED

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And yet, Paul here, goes on to say…“For we are the (true) circumcision, which worship

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God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.” Philippians 3:3

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Yes, the truly circumcised ones in the Church, are those who are circumcised in heart, and not in the flesh…“But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.” Romans 2:29

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WHY DOGS?

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But today’s big question is this: “Why does God compare the uncircumcised-in-heart to dogs?

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After all, dogs make really great pets. And many dog owners love their pets as though they were people! And dogs are very faithful to their master!

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So why the comparison? 

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There must be a good reason for this comparison, since God does nothing by whim or caprice!

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So, let’s just take a quick look at some of the characteristics common in the canine world.

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SMELLING REAR-ENDS

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dogs_nose.jpgHave you ever noticed how dogs like to smell each other’s stinky rear-ends?

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Of course you have!

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Dogs just love to sniff each other. And on these occasions, it always makes us roll our eyes, doesn’t it?

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What a stinky habit! Oh well.

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But how can this be compared to humans?

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After all, we don’t go around smelling each other’s stinky rear ends, do we?

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Well, do we?

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SMELLING STINKY SINS VIA GOSSIP

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Well, perhaps there could be an analogy made between dogs and humans, concerning this obnoxious trait!

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For instance, whenever we whisper some morsel of gossip about someone, are we not smelling someone else’s dirty sins?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Germany_Singelfingen_Gossips.jpg

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Are we not smelling another person’s stinky sins, when we whisper about that person?

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Well, if we really get honest about it, this is exactly what we are doing!

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BIBLE COMPARES SIN TO DUNG 

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Listen… “And now, O ye priests…Behold, I will…spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.” Malachi 2:1, 3

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Here is seen that God compares the sins of His priests to dung!

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Yes, it was the sins of His priesthood which caused God to refer to their solemn feasts as “dung”.

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WE ARE A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD

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Now of course, we New Testament Believers have been chosen to be, “a royal priesthood” (1st Peter 2:9). 

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So when Malachi addresses priests, this can apply to Christians too, especially if we also have those same sins in our own lives!

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GOSSIP GRAPEVINE

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Now when the congregation comes together to partake of the solemn weekly feast of meeting together, quite often, the gossip-grapevine will be in full bloom!

 

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Yes, the stinky gossip just might be flying back-and-forth at these solemn assemblies… “Did you hear about Deacon Jones?” “Isn’t there something a little odd about So-And-So?” “Did you smell tobacco on Sister Smith’s breath?” “Did you hear what happened last week, when Elder James was out of town?”

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Yes, we humans love to smell the dirty laundry of others! Our ears are always itching for more “juicy” gossip!

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And this is just one example of how God spreads the dung of our solemn feasts on our faces, as Malachi reveals.

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WORTHY OF DEATH? 

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Listen to what the Bible has to say about whispering (gossip)… “(Unbelievers in the Church are) filled with all unrighteousness…maliciousness; full of envy…whisperers, Backbiters…unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death,” Romans 1:29-32 (condensed)

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While this above passage is speaking of the whole world, yet it specifically refers to church-goers, since it speaks of them as, “knowing the judgment of God” in verse 32.

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So here we see that whispering about others is a sin worthy of death! And those that regularly commit this sin are worthy of death!

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And so obviously, those who commit this sin of gossip on a regular basis are not indwelt by the Spirit of Holiness.

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Serial gossips are borne of another spirit: the spirit of the world, Antichrist. 

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THE ORIGINAL GOSSIPER

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No, it was that original Whisperer who spread a vicious rumor about God into the itching ears of Eve…“Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?…For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:1, 5

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Here was the first instance of vicious gossiping, which occurred way back in the Garden of Eden.

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Satan accused God of being selfish.

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And the woman listened to this vicious gossip, and this Whisperer has been whispering vicious accusations into Mankind’s itching ears ever since that fateful day! 

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ALL ARE GUILTY BEFORE GOD!

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Now most every one of us have been guilty of this sin of criticizing and gossiping about others behind their backs!

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But make no mistake, O Pilgrim, all such vicious back-stabbing gossip will bring the wrath of God down upon our own heads…

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Listen…“He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.” Proverbs 10:18

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This verse is essentially saying that those who regularly slander and gossip about others are yet unsaved! Yes, according to the Bible, being a fool is the same thing as being unsaved!

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And those who are true children of God will tremble in fear whenever they fall into this sin!

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Yes, all true children of God know how painful God’s chastisements can be!

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THE GOOD NEWS!

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Well the Good News is that it is still the Day of Salvation!

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And you and I can beg God, right this minute, to purge us from this pernicious and damning sin!

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When God finally and fully removes this sin of criticizing and gossiping, the child of God will feel such a joy and freedom!

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And there will be a restoration of God’s Free Spirit, causing us to sing “songs of deliverance!” 

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TO READ PART 4, GO HERE…November 19 (The Whisperer, Part 4: “The Accuser of the Brethren”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER… 

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“Dear Lord, Help me to overcome my wicked tongue, and purify my carnal heart which delights to hear and speak malicious gossip. Get me ready to spend eternity in Thy everlasting kingdom of Heaven…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “April 12th (Look For The Light At The End of the Tunnel! Part 2: Judging Others!)”, or you can also read… ” May 15th (People of Wal-Mart)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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“THE SCORNER (THE PHARISEE)”

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Listen to the following revelation concerning the evil which exists within the hearts of men…For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, AN EVIL EYE, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.” Mark 7:18-23 

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Please tilt your head to the left. Do you see a man with a very long pointed nose. (Obviously, the sketch to the right is just an exaggeration in order to help you find the face in the photo to the left.)

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Do you see an angry look? His right eye-brow is raised as if he is judging.

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This second face in the Moon appears to be that of a combination of a man as well as a fox. Or maybe a wolf. Doesn’t he have a long narrow nose like a wolf or fox? Maybe even a dog. Nevertheless, the expression on his face, as he appears to look down upon the Earth, is that of scorn. Unlike the  first Moon-man’s sad shock and awe; this ‘man/fox/wolf/dog’ appears to be that of anger and scorn. As if he is disgusted at the sinful planet below.

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He is very moral, you see!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 2nd Face: The Evil-Eyed Pharisee Scorner

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TOMORROW...

February 9 (The False Prophet, Part 10: “Which World Will You Choose?”).

 

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