Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 31 (Sodom Rising, Part 13: “But We’re Not As Bad As Sodom!”)

By admin On May 26th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 31

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Sodom Rising, Part 13: “But We’re Not As Bad As Sodom!”

To read part 1 of this article, click here… “August 22nd (Sodom Rising!)”

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There are many who respond to our current-day decadence and moral free-fall by saying, “Oh we’re not as bad as Sodom was! That entire city was given over to “going after strange flesh”! (see Jude 1:7)

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“But”, they continue, “in this society, there is only a small segment of the population given to that sin!”

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Well, that’s true! There is only a small segment of today’s world given over to “the sins of Sodom.

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But instead of focusing on just that one sin, let’s instead look at ALL the reasons that God destroyed Sodom.

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THE SINS OF SODOM

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Listen to the following litany of Sodom’s chief sins…“Behold, this was the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Figures_The_Sodomites_are_smitten_with_blindness.jpginiquity of thy (ancient Israel’s) sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before Me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.” Ezekiel 16:49, 50

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So the very first sins mentioned here is pride and fullness of bread.

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PRIDE & OPULENCE

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Figures_The_Sodomites_are_smitten_with_blindness.jpg

Yes, pride and opulence were the very first sins of Sodom which God mentioned.

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Therefore, many Christians do not realize that sodomy was not the only sin that caused the destruction of Sodom.

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And since pride and opulence are the first two sins mentioned, they are probably the greatest of the sins mentioned in this passage.

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THE FORCING OF SODOMY UPON OTHERS

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The very last of the sihttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Figures_The_Sodomites_are_smitten_with_blindness.jpgns mentioned were “abominations”, which no doubt, included sodomy.

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Yes, the intended rape of those two heaven-sent messengers, by the sodomites may have been the proverbial “straw that broke the camel’s back”.

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But pride and fullness of bread (wealth & opulence) were the chief sins of Sodom.

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The Sodomites are smitten with blindness – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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PRIDE & OPULENCE A GATEWAY TO DESTRUCTION

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And so, as we look around at today’s society, we see pride and fullness of bread everywhere!

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As to the sin of Sodom, we must be aware that Satan is conditioning our society to fully embrace this sin.

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And on a 24/7/365 basis, our society is having our consciences deadened by this continual exposure to homosexuality (going after strange flesh), via television, radio, Internet, newspapers, and magazines, schools, with homosexuality.

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And as the Bible puts it, their consciences are…“seared, as with a hot iron” 1st Timothy 4:2

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“THAT HE MAY RUN, THAT READETH IT!”

Habakkuk 2:2

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And so, O Christian soldier, it is so critical to remove your own self from this constant barrage of indoctrination into the sins of Sodom.

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But it is also imperative to remove one’s self from the pride and opulence so prevalant in today’s cornucopian super-society!

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Because it will be just a matter of time before the Devil will cause the entire world’s inhabitants to embrace these sins in their own life!

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This may not happen until the very end!

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But just like Sodom, the Devil will not rest until he causes the same fate to fall upon this rebellious world.

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“A COVERT FROM THE TEMPEST”

Isaiah 32:2

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The Good News is, that just as Lot was called to flee out of Sodom, so too, God is calling His people today, to, “flee to the mountains!”

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And this website has many articles concerning just how and where to flee.

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For instance, you may read this series of articles…August 11th (Habakkuk Says “Run!”)

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ABOVE PICTURE: Hide Thyself in thy Chambers – inspired by Tornado Over Kansas by Curry 

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TO READ PART 14, GO HERE…June 13 (Sodom Rising, Part 14: “Judge Ye Not!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be wise as a serpent concerning the power and influence of the modern-day media. Spare me and my loved ones…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… (Television: Enchanted Ground!), or you can also read… (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 6: The Sensual Church!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FLEEING WOMAN CONSTELLATION

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FROM WHERE &TO WHERE DOES SHE FLEE? WOMAN ROTATES THROUGH THE SEASONS…

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This page is about the Big Dipper, also called the Great Bear constellation (Ursa Major ). However, the ancient pagan cultures did not see this constellation as God intended it to be seen. It is actually a headless woman in childbirth.  This is seen in springtime. It is seen in the northern skies. 

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But as the seasons progress, this travailing woman flips upside down, now appearing as a woman with upraised arms like eagle wings who is running (eventually flying, as shown in sketch on right) into the wilderness (westward). The single star representing her birth-child (Christ) now becomes her head (“Christ is the head of the church.” Ephesians 5:23

star-chart ursa major

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The 7 Stars (Big Dipper) is easy to see with its very bright 7 stars. But the Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) must be seen on a dark starry night, away from city lights. 

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These are star charts from Wikipedia, with sketches of the Woman added.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)

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TOMORROW…

April 1 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 6: “A Demon-Possessed World!?”)

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

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