Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 13 (Cease Ye From Man! Part 10: “Avoiding David’s Sin!” CONTINUED)

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 13

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Cease Ye From Man! Part 10: “Avoiding David’s Sin!” CONTINUED

To read Part 1, click here… “August 21st (Cease Ye From Man!)”

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“Be sober, be vigilant;

because your adversary the devil,

as a roaring lion, walketh about,

seeking whom he may devour”

1st Peter 5:8

 

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Have you Christian males noticed that when innocently wandering down some busy lane in a shopping mall, at times it almost seems as if we’ve entered a giant sparring-match between Heaven’s and Hell’s angels, each vying for our soul?

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And it seems like you’ve become a magnet for every indiscreetly attired woman who “just happens” to cross your pathway?

 

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Inkwazi Shopping Centre, Malelane Superspar – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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BATTLE-FIELD EARTH

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Let’s not be naive, O Christian Soldier! This world is actually a spiritual battlefield between the forces of good and the forces of evil.

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And so, whether they know it or not, every Christian has an invisible target on his or her back, which only angels can see!

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Therefore, it should be no surprise when everyday life becomes a veritable spiritual war-zone!

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Christian and Apollyon – Pilgrim’s Progress – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“THEY WILL INCREASE UNTO MORE UNGODLINESS”

2nd Timothy 2:16

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And in these last days, the situation is becoming far worse, as the infamous Revelation 12 Dragon is now flooding society with a new low-level of immorality which might even have made the citizens of Sodom blush if that were possible!

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Burning Man 2013 Photo chapel – Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

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“FLEE FORNICATION”

1st Corinthians 4:16

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So how in the world can today’s Christian overcome this ever-worsening situation? How can we keep from falling into David’s sin?

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Well, as mentioned in yesterday’s devotional, while the Christian may not be able to eliminate all temptation, he or she must do everything possible to eliminate any unnecessary temptation.

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It was pointed out that the television, radio, Internet, and magazines should be heavily self-policed and even eliminated altogether if necessary.

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And those unfortunate ones who have become addicted to pornography must take the most extreme measures to totally cut off this great sin from out of their lives!

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Child and Computer – TV – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Share-alike License

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SODOM & GOMORRAH ALL OVER AGAIN!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Texting_closeup.jpgSatan is coming at us with great ferocity in these last hours of earth’s history, flooding our society with every type of perversity possible!

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Our children are being exposed to more sensually-charged images/audio than at any previous time in history, via television and Internet!

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Let’s face it, parents! Sodom and Gomorrah is now rising up all around us! And our children and grandchildren are his chief targets!

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And even the government and public schools have joined in with society’s sexual assault against our children, now promoting Sodomy as a good thing!

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Girl Texting – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 2.0

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TALKING IMAGES

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The talking Image of the Beast (mankind conformed to Satan’s image) as revealed in Revelation 13, is now able to speak, via television, radio, and Internet, and is forcing our children to conform to the image of Satan by an overwhelming indoctrination program!

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Yes, our western societies are becoming nothing less than a giant indoctrination center designed to force the world to become changed into the very image and likeness of “the god of this world”, Satan! (see 2nd Corinthians 4:4)

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(For further study into the Image of the Beast, read…FLOOD WATERS, PART 3-TELEVISION: THE IMAGE THAT SPEAKS…)

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IT’S A SENSUALIZED WORLD TODAY!

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Now in past devotionals, it was pointed out that much of the music in our sexually-charged societies has become very sensual.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:8_musicians_motion_blur_experimental_digital_photography_by_Rick_Doble.jpg

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And it must be reiterated that much of today’s so-called “Christian” music has greatly embraced the sensually-charged music of the world!

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But there are many skeptics who will deny that music has any affect upon the listener.

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As long as the lyrics have a Christian theme, many naive Christians have been convinced that there is nothing wrong or harmful about the sensual music which accompanies those quasi-Christian lyrics.

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8 musicians motion blur experimental digital photography by Rick Doble. – Wikimedia – C.C. GNU License

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MUSIC IS EMOTIONALLY CHARGEDhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Beethoven.jpg

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But nothing could be farther from the truth! Music is indeed a language, and can and does convey many varied emotions!

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Some music conveys happiness.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ganzfeld.jpgOther music can make you sad. 

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Some music makes you afraid.

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And some music sounds mysterious.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Disco_Dancers.svg

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Some music gets you excited.

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While other music relaxes you.

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_Brown_Wax.jpgSome music makes you want to march.

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But other music makes you reflective.

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Some music has an air of nobility about it.

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But other music has a slinky commonness, even a cheapness about it.

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Some music sounds reverent.

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Much of today’s music sounds irreverent.

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Some music makes you want to dance.

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Some makes you want to sway your hips.

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Some makes you want to embrace your sweetheart.

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Some music has a heavenly purity and timelessness about it.

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And yet, other music conveys a raw, sensual, earthiness.

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Some music makes you want to go to war!

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But other music makes you feel peaceful!

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Well, you get the point. While music cannot convey exact thoughts like verbal language can, yet, music can convey many varied emotions!

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Beethoven – Wikipedia – Public Domain

Music – photo-psychic – Ganzfeld – Wikipedia – Public Domain

Disco Dancers – Wikimedia – Public Domain

James Brown Wax – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

David the Shepherd Boy – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

Dancing woman – Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

Church – Harlem Gospel Choir – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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“HE THAT OVERCOMETH, SHALL INHERIT ALL THINGS”

Revelation 21:7

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And the fact is, Christians have been given the great commission to overcome the world, the flesh, and the Devil.

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Listen…”And every man that hath this hope in Him (of meeting Christ in peace) purifieth himself, even as He (Christ) is pure.” 1st John 3:3

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And so, it would only make sense to listen to music which promotes pure and holy thinking.

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And conversely, it only makes sense to shun all music which conveys earthiness and sensuality.

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Both the lyrics as well as the music should be conveying the same message.

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But so much of today’s “Christian” music conveys just the opposite message that the lyrics convey: a message of sensuality!

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Dancing woman – Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

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HOLY SPIRIT INSPIRES HOLINESS

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But many will complain, “But I don’t like holy music!” And this is a valid complaint. By nature, our carnal hearts naturally gravitate toward music which appeals to our earthly nature in some way.

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But those who are indwelt by the Holy Spirit will instead, begin to gravitate more and more toward holy music! Timeless music. Pure music. Lovely music. Noble music.

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Music that Holy angel-choirs might sing! Music that appeals to the hidden Man within!

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Singers – No Angels Concert – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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“KEEP THY HEART WITH ALL DILIGENCE”

Proverbs 4:23

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The point is, a great part of the Christian battle is fought over what we allow to enter into our ear-gates.

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And while we cannot control everything we hear, we can begin to discriminate between the music that Heaven listens to, and the music that this rebellious world loves.

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And with the options now available on the Internet, we can choose just about any type of music we wish to hear!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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CREATING A HEAVENLY FORTRESS

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And by turning our little corner of the world into a little corner of Heaven, we might avoid making the same mistake that David made.

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Yes, it becomes much harder to give in to lust while our thoughts are fixed upon heavenly themes!

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Yes, if only David had been playing his harp and singing his wonderful, reverent Psalms on his rooftop that fateful day, things just might have turned out vastly different for him!

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King David & Bathsheba Bathing – Wikimedia – Public Domain 

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TO READ PART 11, GO HERE..August 10 (Cease Ye From Man! Part 11: “Looking To Heaven For Help”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to understand this end-time message to come out of Babylon. Help me to spend my remaining time on earth, studying and meditating on Your Word, as much as I possibly can. Help me to become fully engaged in the purification process of my heart…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…How To Be Hidden in the Day of Wrath or you can also read… DECEMBER 14 (A Form of Godliness, Part 2: When Evil Wears A Smile!)

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THE END

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE MILKY WAY RUNS THROUGH

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THIS HOLY-GHOST-RIDER

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winter Constellations in the east

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Now one thing that is noticeable and makes this constellation even more dramatic, is the fact that the Milky Way runs right through it. And the question that must be asked is, “What biblical implications does this constellation/Milky Way connection have?” Well, very simply put, if stars represent Believers, then this rider works in the world through His True-Worshippers, to a great extent.

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WHY IS THIS CONSTELLATION SO INCOMPLETE IN APPEARANCE

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So why is this constellation merely an outline? Well it does show his back, rear end and leg…and arm. But unlike, say, Orion, this constellation is very vague, even mysterious in appearance. Almost vacant in appearance. Yes this horseman represents Christ. But even more than this, it represents the Holy Spirit of Christ. And as we all know, the Holy Spirit is very, very, un-intrusive, almost impossible to detect His presence.

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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:

March 14 (It’s A Wrong-Way Corrigan World!)

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

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