Daily Devotional, Year 3 – May 2 (Lucifer’s Music Solo, Part 7: “The Image That Sings!?!”)

By admin On August 28th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – May 2

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Lucifer’s Music Solo, Part 7: “The Image That Sings!?!”

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

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“And (the Second Beast, The False Prophet) deceives

them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles

which he had power to do in the sight of the (first) beast;

saying to them that dwell on the earth,

that they should make an image to the (first) beast,

which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

And he had power to give life

unto the image of the (first) beast,

that the image of the (first) beast should both speak,

and cause that as many as would not worship

the image of the (first) beast should be killed.”

Revelation 13:14, 15

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So many young people (and even many oldsters, too) are enamored with the current pop music scene, to the degree that they have transplanted that fashionable music into the church-world!

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And by adding some Christian lyrics (quite often very quasi-Christian lyrics), this great metamorphosis of church music has become quite acceptable in the Christian community.

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

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FRESH-FACED MAKE-OVER

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And many, perhaps most church-leaders today have embraced this change, because it attracts young people into the churches, and has seemingly kept many of their sons and daughters from leaving church altogether.

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Together with charismatic personalities, and many other new, up-to-date attractions, church worship has received a fresh-faced make-over!

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Church music – Singers & Dancers – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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So exactly how does God feel about all this updating of His house? Does God also go along with the notion that His Church needed this fashionable “make-over”?

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Question Marks – At a loss – svg – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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MUSIC: A LANGUAGE

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One thing that must be remembered is that music is a language all to itself.

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Music is not a neutral force, as many fashionable music enthusiasts would have us believe.

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Oh no, music does not articulate nor convey detailed information.

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But it broadly paints varied ideas, presenting them in the highly emotional format of beautiful harmonic strains.

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Rock Music Christian CHURCH Pomona – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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MUSIC FOR DIFFERENT OCCASIONS

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And that was God’s purpose for creating music.

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Oh yes, God gave music for the pure enjoyment.

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But He created music with the innate ability to convey thoughts and feelings.

If the song played happens to be a march, it make you want to get up and march.

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If it is a waltz, the listener feels the urge to dance.

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If the music has a regal, ceremonial sound, it elevates the thoughts to some kingly procession.

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If the music has a “jazzy”, “funky”, or a “hip” sound, then the listener responds accordingly.

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If the music has a romantic air, it inspires romance or sensuality

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In other words, you wouldn’t enjoy a nice candlelight dinner with your spouse to the sounds of a John Philips Sousa march, would you?

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Nor would you march an army to war, to the sounds of romantic strings!

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LaViotti Chamber Orchestra Mozart – Wikimedia pub. domain

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

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And so, the question comes down to the current music being performed in today’s churches. What kind of message is being sent out via so much of today’s fashionable music? And more than that, what effect does today’s fashionable music have upon the listening church?

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Question Marks – At a loss – svg – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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SENSUALITY IN VOCALIZATION

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Well, for example, many “Christian” singers imitate the sensual sound that the world enjoys so much.

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Singers often (consciously or unconsciously) imitate the sound of a saxophone, straining their vocal chords to give it that airy “bedroom voice”. You know, like a “sexy sax”!

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This is currently a very popular style in both secular and Christian music today.

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Music Song Singer – Wikimedia – C.C. Share-alike License

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“EVIL COMMUNICATIONS CORRUPTS GOOD MANNERS”

1st Corinthians 15:33

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Therefore, the question is, just what message is being conveyed?

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Oh yes, the words may be speaking of Jesus.

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But the music is sending out its own message.

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And so, is it the Jesus of the Bible?

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Or is it, “another Jesus, whom we have not preached?” 2nd Corinthians 11:4.

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Perhaps you could say it’s a “hybrid” Jesus.

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THE IMAGE OF THE BEAST

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Revelation 13 foretells of the day when a Second Beast will cause the world to bow down and worship the First Beast.

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And this same passage reveals that there will be an image which is given the power to speak, and cause the whole world to bow down and worship that First Beast.

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Listen to Revelation 13:11, 15…“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon…And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”

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Here is revealed that Satan will cause the world to bow down to his image, via this beast-like image.  

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THE IMAGE OF JESUS

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The Bible repeatedly exhorts every Believer to conform his or hhttp://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficheiro:Transfiguration_bloch.jpger self into an image…“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2nd Corinthians 3:18

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Here we see, that by constantly beholding Jesus, Believers, true Believers are, little-by-little, imperceptibly changed into the image of Jesus!

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Transfiguration – Bloch – Wikimedia Commons – US Public-Domain

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TWO IMAGES IN THE WORLD

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 Now it becomes evident that not only do Believers conform themselves into an image, but the unsaved of the world also conform themselves to an image: the image of Antichrist…Satan!

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Listen…“Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches…O Lord… Thou shalt despise their image.” Psalm 73:12, 20

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Yes, there are two images in this world: one being the spirit of the world, the spirit of Antichrist, and the other being the image of Christ.

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Christ battles Satan – www.thebiblerevival.com – Public Domain

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GOOD NEWS?

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Well, so what’s the Good News in all this? 

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Very much Good News! Because, if we beg and plead for the grace of God, it http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgmay be His good pleasure to grant us the ability to focus our minds upon Jesus and His glorious life!

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And should we discover that our prayers are not immediately answered, we still can place ourselves in a right atmosphere for God’s blessing.

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Yes, we can begin to put away all ungodly influences (such as sensual “Christian” music, television secular radio, etc…) and begin to surround ourselves with godly influences (such as audio bible readings, godly music, etc…)

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And by the grace of God, we will one day wake up to discover that our little corner of the world has been transformed into a little corner of Heaven!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 8, GO HERE…July 9 (Lucifer’s Music Solo, Part 8: “Lucifer’s Lullabies”)

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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…

May 3 (The Evil-Eyed Pharisee Scorner, Part 5: “Cause & Effect Christianity”)

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

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