Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 9 (The False Prophet, Part 11: “Which World Will You Choose?”)

By admin On March 31st, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 9

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The False Prophet, Part 11: “Which World Will You Choose?”

To read Part 1 of this series, click here… “JANUARY 26 (The False Prophet, Part 1: Lying Eyes!)”

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“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth…

But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven…

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also…

No man can serve two masters:

for either he will hate the one, and love the other;

or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. 

Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

Matthew 6:19-21, 24 (condensed for brevity)

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false prophetThere are many naive church-goers who mistakenly believe that because they have made a commitment to follow Jesus, and attend to all the daily and weekly Christian duties, that they are indeed, “signed, sealed, and delivered saints”!

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Church Audience hands – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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THE AGE OF DECEPTION

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This is perhaps, the greatest deception in this era of the False Prophet.

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Yes, we are living in the age of great deception. Satan is no longer coming as the first beast killing-machine of Revelation 13.

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Oh yes, Satan appears to be coming as a killing-machine and persecutor of those in the Middle East as he attempts to wipe out God’s people in those Muslim nations.

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But in the western nations which once rejoiced to embrace the Christian Reformation, Satan is now coming as the False Prophet of Revelation 13, the second beast which arose up out of the earth. (read Revelation, Chapter 13)

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ISIS murder – Wikimedia – Share-alike License.

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A MERE NOMINAL PROFESSION

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What Satan understands is that merely making a nominal profession of serving Jesus is worthless, unless it is accompanied by a total devotion to Heaven…

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Listen…“for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.” Ezekiel 33:31

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Yes, God is not at all impressed by mere words! And He sees right through our facade of “good works” and “good words”!

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LIVING IN A CORNUCOPIA WORLD

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Where many Christians get tripped up is that because we must live and eat and work in this world, that this somehow gives license to pursue this cornucopia world with great gusto.

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And because everyone else all around us, appears to be enthusiastically pursuing the things of this world, this wrong example becomes a snare to the soul for those who are attempting to walk that upward pathway…

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New york times-square – terabass – Wikipedia – Share-alike-license

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SETTING A WRONG EXAMPLEhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/38/Tissot_Habakkuk.jpg

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Listen…“Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.” Habakkuk 1:4.

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Yes, Satan has surrounded God’s people by those whose ungodly ways have confused and corrupted the Christian community.

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This is the great warning of Habakkuk, the Prophet.

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Habakkuk by James Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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OUR LIFE REVEALS OUR TRUE MOTIVES

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And merely making a profession of serving Christ is not the true test for discipleship!

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No, those who attempt to live the Christian life, while vigorously pursuing the pleasures and ambitions of this present fallen world, are giving proof that the Jesus which they actually serve is none other than that great impostor, Lucifer, “the god of this world!” (see 2nd Corinthians 4:4)

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As it states in Matthew 24:24, “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” 

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Yes, God’s people are being deceived by today’s world-loving gospels that are filled with false teachers, preaching a false Christ.

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WE CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS!

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Our signature Bible passage for today reveals that we cannot serve two masters.

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We must choose which master we are going to serve.

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And merely going to church, taking communion, paying tithes, and serving on a committee or two, is not sufficient.

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No, we must renounce one world or the other!

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A HEDONISTIC CHURCH

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But unfortunately, today’s Christian community is populated by those who have little problem with filling up their lives with all the pleasures and ambitious pursuits that this world can offer!

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Clubs, hobbies, sight-seeing excursions, games, ambitious careers, social events, holidays, family events, houses, lands, and gardens, television, Internet, radio, cars, boats, pleasure vehicles, banqueting, plays, operas, and every other pleasure and pursuit that this selfish world has to offer, are the present-day gods we serve.

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THE GREAT QUESTION…

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So the great question which comes to each and every professing Christian is this: “Which world am I choosing? Which world will I live for? Am I truly imitating self-denying Paul and the other Bible role-models? Or am I actually just like “Demas…having loved this present world”? 2nd Timothy 4:10

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THIS WORLD: AN ENDLESS CAROUSEL RIDE!

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Listen to James as he makes this stark accusation against professing Christians…“Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.” James 5:5

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Yes, like never before, we are living in the day of slaughter! Even now, the earth is groaning and travailing under the judgments of God! Senseless acts of greed and violence are being committed in every direction! God is trying to get our attention!

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He is trying to get us to climb off of our never-ending merry-go-round-ride through this hedonistic and Mammon-loving society!

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God wants us to cease from drinking out of the broken cisterns of this world, and consider how we should, instead, be walking upward and onward out of this world on our quest for the Celestial City of God!

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Merry-go-round – Watch Hill Carousel – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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“AWAKE, YE DRUNKARDS!”

Joel 1:5

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When will we wake up? When will we sober up from our spiritual drunkenness, to take hold of the work of purification which has been left undone?

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The Narrow Gate & Wide Gate- www.signsofheaven.org- you may use with credit

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Those who do wake up from this terrible deception will finally fulfill the following passage from Isaiah 22:20-22…“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. Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?”

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We are living in the very day when this passage from Isaiah will be dramatically fulfilled! And in that day we will be like…“they that escape of them (the ungodly) shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.” Ezekiel 7:16

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The Narrow Gate & Wide Gate – www.signsofheaven.org – non-commercial use with credit

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“BEHOLD, NOW IS THE DAY OF SALVATION!”

2nd Corinthians 6:2

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So let’s begin to engage in this wonderful commission that God has given us in these last moments of time!

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Let’s begin that joyful life of repentance and returning to simple life of Jesus, our greatest of all role-models!

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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, wake me up from my spiritual slumber, and sober me up from my spiritual drunkenness. Help me to get on my heavenly armor, that I may stand in the battle now raging all around me…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“Vanity Fair” & The False Prophet or you can also read this shorter article…JULY 11 (“Bring Back The Lions!!!”)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP

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“Multitudes, multitudes in the ‘Valley of Decision’…

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for the day of the Lord is near in the ‘Valley of Decision’.”

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Valley of Decision w/names

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“The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining… 

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“The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem…

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“And the heavens and the earth shall shake…

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“But the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

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Joel 3:14-16

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LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION GROUP…

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“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” Micah 4:1, 2

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Valley of Decision + O Destroying Mountain Constellation Group

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Look eastward in the early summer through fall. Find the Cassiopeia Constellation. Cassiopeia is the Mount of Blessing. In the sketch, it is the farthest mountain to the left. In the sky, it is the northern-most of these three mountains when facing eastward. It resembles a pyramid.

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Then find the second pyramid to its right (south).

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Then go a little further south to the next third pyramid. The third snow-cap is the Destroying Mountain Constellation.

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These three pyramids are the snow-capped portion of these three mountains in this sketch. (of course, you won’t see the snow-caps in the sky. They are just an embellishment in this sketch to present a concept-EDITOR).

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Valley of Decision & O Destroying Mtn. Constellations

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THE VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP. They appear in mid-summer in the eastern skies in pre-dawn hours. These are made of Cassiopeia (mount on left), and various stars from the Andromeda Constellation (valley) Pegasus (Mount of Cursing (middle mount) & Destroying Mount (right)), and Pisces (Broad Way to Hell). The galaxy which appears to be climbing the Mountain of Blessing is the Andromeda Galaxy

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The above Wikipedia star-chart shows this amazing constellation group as it appears from June to fall, just prior to the winter constellation group. Actually, these Valley of Decision Constellations appear in early summer in the pre-dawn hours. (Editor of this website has sketched in this constellation group onto this above Wikipedia star-chart.) 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The ‘Valley of Decision’ Constellation

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TOMORROW…

February 10 (Cease Ye From Man! Part 8: “Time To Be Hidden”)

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

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