Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 28 (Lucifer’s Music Solo, Part 6: “A Den of Thieves!”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 28

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Lucifer’s Music Solo, Part 6: “A Den of Thieves!”

To read Part 1, click here… Today’s Devotional – March 25th (Lucifer’s Music Solo)

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And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.” Matthew  21:12, 13

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Casting out Money Changers Carl Bloch – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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When the physical persecution against the Church ended after the Dark Ages in Europe, that did not end the persecution.

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No, Satan merely changed his modus-operandi. Instead of coming after God’s people with the swords, spears, dungeons, torture devices, and the burning stake, Satan now began a totally different strategy to destroy the Church-Elect…

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Torture devices – The Wheel – Calas Chapbook – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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THE AGE OF MAMMON

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It was now Satan’s chosen method to begin to come in like a flood to drown God’s people in “destruction and perdition” (see 1st Timothy 6:9).

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Instead of the famine and scarcity of the Dark Ages, it was now Satan’s desire to flood those same nations with so much wealth and abundance that the church-world would be destroyed by their own decadence!

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Worldly associations, materialism, greed, lust, amusements, and ambitious career-pursuits were among the various means by which Satan would now destroy God’s people.

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Times Square – New York City – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 2.0

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FROM BURNING STAKES TO BURNING STEAKS!

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In addition to all the excess, the world now began to embrace God’s Elect people, thereby building a bridge between the Church and the world.

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And so, instead of yhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dutch_family_bbq.jpgour neighbors coming to your house with swords and spears to take you away to be burned at the stake, they now came with meat-forks and spatulas to invite you over for a barbecue!

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Barbeque – Dutch family – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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WHEN THE WICKED SURROUND THE RIGHTEOUS

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But the Prophet, Habakkuk made the following observation…“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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As this verse reveals, by close contact and friendship with the world, God’s people begin to lose our spiritual sensibilities. And bad judgment in the church-world begins to destroy the church-world.

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Again, listen to James 4:4…“know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”

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Habakkuk by James Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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“BE YE SEPARATE & TOUCH NOT THE UNCLEAN”

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And God warns His people in 2nd Corinthians 6:14, 17…“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?…Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you”

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Throughout the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, God warns His people to evangelize the world, but not to join with them! 

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PS Krøyer – Hip hip hurra! Kunstnerfest på Skagen – 1888 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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SATAN, THE GREAT BRIDGE-BUILDER!

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But when the world made peace with the Church after the Dark Ages, Satan immediately began constructing that bridge between the Church and the world.

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And gradually over the following centuries, the very nations which once enthusiastically embraced the Christian Reformation, began to become secular-minded.

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THE GIANT GOSPEL MUSIC INDUSTRY

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Now one of the great industries which came out of the industrial/technology revolution was the music and entertainment industry. This incredible innovation became one of the economic giants of our modern-day world.

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And when the Church also got on the band-wagon in producing Christian music in the Twentieth Century, it wasn’t long until worldliness crept into Christian music. The Church and the world joined hands!

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And by the early 1960’s, various secular musicians began to UN-apologetically merge worldly music with Christian lyrics.

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And once that Gospel train, “got rollin’ down the tracks”, everyone jumped on-board!

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REMOVE THE COMMON FROM THE SACRED

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But God told Jeremiah…“Therefore thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before Me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as My mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.” Jeremiah 15:19

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God is telling, yes, even warning Jeremiah not to return to the compromising ways of the apostate portion of God’s house.

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There was no place in God’s kingdom for compromise with the world, back in Jeremiah’s day! And there is no place for such worldly compromise today!

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Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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BUYING & SELLING DOVES

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No longer was there resistance by the Church against this metamorphosis of Christian music.

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And the profiteers moved in and began to rule over the Gospel Music Industry, churning out records and CD’s with fame & fortune and selling as many recordings as possible becoming the chief motivators!

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A DEN OF THIEVES

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But Jesus scolded the profiteers back in the days of His earthly ministry…“And He (Jesus) went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought; Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.” Luke 19:45, 46

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Now, this condemnation against God’s people of that day has a very eerie resemblance to what is going on in our day! The buyers and the sellers are at it again, as now witnessed in the Gospel Music industry! We are once again selling doves and sheep in the form of merchandising music and the many musical idols which perform this music before thousands in great halls!

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LUCIFER, THE GREAT MASTER MUSICIAN!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Paradise_Lost_12.jpg

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Oh yes, there is a great deal of beautiful music emanating from today’s church-world.

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But why should that surprise us? Was not Lucifer a great musician, whose beautiful swelling viols (violins) and harmonious pipes (vocals, organs) and clashing tabrets (percussion and cymbals) caused a third of the angels to rebel against Heaven’s authority?

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And so it should be no great accomplishment for Lucifer to continue to steal the hearts of God’s people via all the beautiful music resonating out from today’s church-world! Satan knows well, how to make beautiful music!

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Lucifer Fallen – Gustave Dore – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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THE CHURCH & THE GATES OF HELL

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And by building this musical bridge between God’s people and the world, Satan has successfully brought down the Church to almost complete apostasy and utter ruin!

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And yet, the Bible tells us that the gates of Hell will not prevail against the Church.

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“COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE!”

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Yes, there is a faithful remnant which God is now calling out of the apostatehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Flight_of_the_Prisoners.jpg congregations and denominations…“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, 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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As this above passage reveals, God is now calling His faithful ones out of the decadent society which the apostate church-world has ultimately become! This faithful remnant is the true Church! And so, the gates of Hell will not prevail against that faithful remnant Church which makes her end-time exodus out of the harlot churches and denominations!

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James Tissot – The Flight of the Prisoners from Babylon – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“FLEE TO THE MOUNTAINS!”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Genesis19-17.jpg

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And so, it is time to come out of the “Jerusalem which is now, and is in bondage with her children”, the apostate churches, and flee to the high mountains of God, where our heavenly bread and our waters of grace will be abundantly provided! (See Galatians 4:22-26 & Matthew 24:15, 16 & Isaiah 33:14-17)

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Picture – Lot Escapes Sodom – www.thebiblerevival.com offers free Bible clipart – Public Domain.

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TO READ PART 7, GO HERE…May 2 (Lucifer’s Music Solo, Part 7: “The Image That Sings!?!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to fully understand the true condition of today’s church-world, and make the final end-time exodus out of Babylon…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Running The Christian Race (Part 2, Sensual Music), or you can also read this shorter article… Today’s Devotional – March 25th (Lucifer’s Music Solo)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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Revelation 12 Dragon w/text

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“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman…And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads…And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” Revelation 12:1, 3, 15 

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LOCATING THE DRAGON

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THE DRAGON of REVELATION 12 CONSTELLATION . The Dragon Constellation can be located by finding Orion in winter months. The Dragon is to Orion’s left, and the Dragon’s mouth is right next to Orion’s shield. This Dragon’s mouth is the V-like constellation The Hyades Cluster, which is the very same constellation that comprises the head of Taurus the Bull. In other words, Hyades is also known as the head of Taurus the Bull. And Hyades is the mouth of this Dragon.

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Revelation 12 Dragon w/text

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The tip of the Dragon’s tail is composed of that star-cluster known as The Pleiades. The Pleiades is actually in the shape of a lion’s furry tassel tip of his tail. The sketch below shows this Pleiades as the tail tip.

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Now with aid of a dark starry night, you may begin to connect this mouth and the tail with a very long body in an oval shape. The front and back legs are very well-defined with stars. The front legs are made partially of Taurus. The back legs and rear fin are made of the Cetus Constellation. But the long oval-shaped body has relatively few stars, but can been seen, howbeit with a dark starry night. The four stars of the front fins are made partially of Taurus. This Dragon constellation appears in the eastern horizon about mid-summer in the pre-dawn hours, spewing his flood-waters northward toward the Woman of Revelation 12 (Woman in Travail). The Wave of Water is primarily composed of the Constellation Auriga. The are two more less bright stars which are closest to the Dragon’s mouth. These two dimmer stars are also part of this Wave of Water.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…The Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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TOMORROW…

March 1 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 10: “Longevity Is Worthless…In This World!”)

 

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