Daily Devotional, Year 3 – May 11 (Seared As With A Hot Iron!)

By admin On September 14th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – May 11

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Seared As With A Hot Iron!

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“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly,

that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith,

giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

Speaking lies in hypocrisy;

having their conscience seared with a hot iron;”

1st Timothy 4:1, 2

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This above passage from 1st Timothy speaks of a conscience seared as with “a hot iron.”

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In other words, this allegorical statement is actually speaking of a conscience that has been deadened by false teachings.

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And this is in reference to the “latter times”.

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A VERITABLE MIND-CONTROL CENTER

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Branded.jpgWell, the fact is that we are now living in an age in which the god of this world has created a high-tech world.

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And in this cornucopian super-society, the earth’s inhabitants are searing (deadening) our consciences by watching/listening to a constant barrage of electronic devices, such as television, radio, Internet, plus magazines, novels, newspapers, public schooling, and billboards.

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You might say that this current society has been changed into one giant mind-control center, because these devices and publications are constantly pushing various ideologies and behavioral advice upon their audiences.

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THE IMAGE THAT SPEAKS

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Of course, this was foretold in such places as Revelation 13, which reveals… “And I beheld another beast (the False Prophet) coming up out of the earth (materialism); and he had two horns like a lamb (the Lamb of God), and he spake as a dragon (Satan)…And he had power to give life unto the image of the (1st) Beast (this Antichrist world-system), that the image of the (1st) Beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the Beast (this Antichrist world-system) should be killed.”  Revelation 13:11-15 (condensed for brevity)

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This above passage is speaking of our current world-system in which society is bent on controlling how people think.

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The false prophet is not a literal human, as many suppose, but is an invisible, spiritual, beast-like devilish power which manifests itself through the various entities of society: governments, television, Internet, news organizations, and every other facet of society.

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Yes, there is a great push to cause the world to conform to the image of the Dragon, Satan!

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Television, the image that speaks

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SATAN’S CHARACTER TRANSFERRED VIA THESE DEVICES

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The character of Satan is the very image of selfishness: lust, greed, revenge, anger, pride, jealousy, envy, intemperance, violence, dishonesty, theft, and all these combined with a form of godliness bereft of the Holy Spirit…

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These are the qualities of Satan.

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And with the help of modern high-tech devices, Satan can now brainwash the masses to conform to his image, by a 24/7/365 assault upon the mind and conscience of his audience who regularly use these devices!

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EVIL COMMUNICATIONS CORRUPT

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Listen to Paul’s warning to Christians in 1st Corinthians 15:33…“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”

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Do not let anyone deceive you into thinking that our modern media cannot change our heart into the image of Satan’s character of selfishness!

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This image becomes especially deceptive, because these devices mostly sugar-coat selfish behavior with a cloak of false goodness.

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Yes, by use of beautiful swelling strains of music, colorful lighting, charismatic actors and a sympathetic story-line, Satan can give almost any bad behavior the appearance of goodness!

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MARK OF THE BEAST

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Believe it or not, this is the essence of the mark of the beast, spoken of in Revelation 13!

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Yes, Satan’s mark is as a hot iron in which he stamps his character upon the hearts of the unsuspecting multitudes around the world.

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And today’s modern high-tech devices do such a superb job of inscribing his character upon the tables of our heart!

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“O LORD, WHEN THOU AWAKEST, THOU SHALT DESPISE THEIR IMAGE!”

Psalm 73:20

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And while many faithful church-goers swear that they will never accept the Mark of the Beast when it is handed out, they are unwittingly receiving that Mark in their forehead (their heart and mind) every time they switch on one of their high-tech devices.

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Deeper and deeper is Satan’s character being engraven upon the tables of their heart with each and every viewing of some worldly-minded presentation by these devices!

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It is much like a hot branding iron which sears the owner’s logo upon his cattle.

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HABAKKUK SAYS “RUN!”

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So what are Christians to do about this hopeless situation?

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Short of living in http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/38/Tissot_Habakkuk.jpgsome remote location, it would be nearly impossible to totally escape the ungodly influences of today’s society!

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Well, the prophet, Habakkuk complained about this same situation in which Chaldeans (unbelievers) had surrounded God’s people, causing improper judgment to proceed forth from the people of God (Habakkuk 1:4).

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But the Lord answered Habakkuk by saying…“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2:2, 3

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Here above, the Lord is telling Habakkuk that the vision of God’s people being surrounded by unbelievers will speak at the end.

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And when this vision speaks, God’s people are commanded to “RUN!”.

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“RUN, CHRISTIAN, RUN!”

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Well, today, we have arrived at the time when this prophecy is beginning to speak loudly.

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And if ever there was a time to “RUN!”, that time is now!

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While the world, and the worldly-minded portion of the Church are being thoroughly indoctrinated by their constant association with these devices, the Christian must escape for his or her own soul’s sake, just as surely as Lot escaped Sodom on the morning of its final doom!

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

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THIS WORLD IS LOCKED UP

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But where can we run?

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The wilderness is all but locked up by laws forbidding us from taking refuge in those solitary strongholds!

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Yes, the governments now forbid people from fleeing to literal mountains.

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So where do we run? Where do we hide?

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IN THE SECRET OF HIS TABERNACLE

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Well, never fear, O child of God!

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You see, God is very faithful and has provided a place of refuge in which even a bed-fast patient or an incarcerated prisoner can flee to!

.Constellation- Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains Mark 13:14

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Yes, the Christian must flee this world-wide spiritual tsunami in a much different way!

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Listen…“For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a Rock. And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me:” Psalm 27:5, 6

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In the time of trouble which has now risen up all around us on every side, God has provided a secret place of refuge in His heavenly tabernacle.

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PICTURE – Constellation – Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains – Mark 13:14 – This is not a star-chart, but merely a concept picture

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IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN CHRIST

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Listen again…“But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:” Ephesians 2:4-6

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You see, God has provided a mountain in which we can flee: the heavenly Mount Sion, even as is written…“But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,” Hebrews 12:22

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Yes, here is the mountain that we must flee to in these last moments of time!

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HOW TO FLEE TO HEAVENLY SION

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But how in the world can we flee to a heavenly mountain?

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It is only by totally immersing ourselves in a 24/7/365 contemplation of God’s Word, and in unceasing prayer, and by separating ourselves fhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgrom any and every ungodly influence, that we begin to climb that heavenly Mount Sion.

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This is the only way to overcome the world, the flesh, and the Devil.

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Here is the only true Narrow Pathway out of this hopelessly sinful and selfish world!

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This is the only way to enter into the blissful presence of God in His Most Holy Place in the heavenlies! 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to separate myself from those harmful influences that tend to deaden my conscience. Help me to do everything to make my conscience tender and responsive to Thy Word…

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READ MORE…

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You may wish to read this following related devotional…August 30th (Etch-A-Sketch Heart!), or you can also read…November 11th (A Soul is a Terrible Thing To Waste!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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ARK SEEN IN HEAVEN

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“And the temple of God was opened in Heaven, and there was seen in His temple the ark of His testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.” Rev. 11:19

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The above verse from Revelation, speaks of God’s Temple in Heaven being opened. But this great constellation the Sagittarius Constellation is actually being the constellation of the Ark of the Covenant. So these two events (the Ark in Heaven seen, and this Ark in the night-sky revealed) go hand in hand simultaneously. The Ark Constellation, as sketched in to this Wikipedia star-chart, is a representation of the heavenly Ark, as God begins to open up the spiritual concepts of that true Ark to our minds.

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Star-chart from Wikipedia (this Website has taken the liberty to sketch in this Ark Constellation)

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READ MORE…

The Ark of the Covenant Constellation

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TOMORROW

May 12 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 10: “Mass Insanity, Or Devilish Design (or Both)?”)

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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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THIS STUDY #129 IS PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

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

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