Daily Devotional, Year 3 – May 25 (The Natural Man’s Prosperity Gospel, Part 2: “Peace, Prosperity, Health & Family Values”)

By admin On October 4th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – May 25

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The Natural Man’s Prosperity Gospel, Part 2: “Peace, Prosperity, Health & Family Values”

To read Part 1, go here…June 23rd (The Natural Man’s Prosperity Gospel)

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In Part 1 (click here), it was established that today’s prosperity-driven gospels are a relatively new phenomenon which really came into its own in the last few centuries.

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Yes, for most of the past 2,000 years, the world just got by.

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For the most part, there were no get-rich gospels blowing in the wind in those days.

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People knew that they weren’t going to hit the lottery jackpot. People knew that poverty was probably going to be their lot in life.

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Orphanage run by Christians – Jan de Bray – Wikimedia – Public domain

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AN OPULENT SOCIETY

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But today, we live in a cornucopian super-society, in which just about every kind of affluence and abundance is within reach!

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It is a state-of-the-art society, in which various lifestyles almost seem as if they are stamped out on some giant societal assembly-line machine.

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THE GREAT BABYLONIAN DREAM-MAKER!

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And because of television, Internet, as well as the printed page, the most coveted lifestyles are deeply engraven upon the hearts and minds of the vast populace in many industrial nations around the world.

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In other words, society has determined what are the best lifestyles that the world should seek after.

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And these rather affluent lifestyles are being promoted via our high-tech media on a 24/7/365 basis!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Dream Maker of Babylon – Signs Of Heaven.org

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AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST

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Well, for the people of the world, these pre-fabricated lifestyles are to be expected.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg

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Now, even though we Christians have grown up, lived, and worked in this fallen world, we have now been given a much different commission from God: to become, “ambassadors for Christ” to the people of this lost and fallen world, calling them to forsake this selfish world, and live for Heaven. (see 2nd Corinthians 5:20)

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ITCHING EARS GOSPELS

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And yet, the Enemy of Souls has crept in unawares, bringing with him these worldly lifestyles, which require so much time, effort and energy to obtain, and to maintain.

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And unfortunately, the Christian community, to a great extent, has, “bought into” and embraced these worldly aspirations!

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And in so-doing, there is a counterfeit gospel now being preached in many or perhaps most pulpits, and certainly on most every Christian TV and radio network!

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“SUPPOSING THAT GAIN IS GODLINESS”

(1st Timothy 6:5, and onward)

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And the essence of this false gospel is a prosperity-driven message.

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Oh no, this earthly-prosperity message is not merely concerning money.

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But this counterfeit, look-alike gospel is a total package, complete with morality and family values attached!

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Now what in the world could be wrong with morality and family values?http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svg

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After all, the entire world seeks after peace, prosperity, and good health!

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And so, morality and family values would go hand-in-hand with such earthly blessings, wouldn’t they?

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“YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN!”

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Well, nothing is wrong with morality or family values.

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That is, there’s nothing wrong if they are a natural outgrowth of a man, woman, or child becoming a “new creation”, filled with the precious promises of God’s Word!

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LIFESTYLE CHANGE INSTEAD OF DYING-IN-CHRIST

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But all too often, these close counterfeit gospels are preached, mostly void of mark on forheadGod’s Word.

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Oh yes, these morality/family-values gospels will often throw in various Bible verses concerning marriage and child-rearing.

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And yet, these false gospels mostly side-step or ride roughshod over the true heart of Christ’s message: to become “born again”, being filled with God’s Word in all godliness and holiness of the Spirit of Christ.

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PICTURE: “Thy Word have I hid in my heart” Psalm 119:11

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MISSING INGREDIENT

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To become “born again” as “a new creature” in Christ, becoming filled with God’s Word and indwelt by the Spirit of Holiness is a statement worthy of much contemplation! (see John, Ch. 3 & 2nd Corinthians 5:17 & Galatians 6:15)

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And yet, this great truth is often slighted, or at best, this grand principle is confused by all the worldly elements now being injected into the Gospel.

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Yes, this “wolves-in-sheep’s-clothing” gospel is now being preached nearly everywhere on the “Christian” television, radio, Internet, and even in today’s pulpits.

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THE HIGHWAY OF HOLINESS

Isaiah 35:8

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But the true Gospel is actually a spiritual sojourn upon the upward pathway to Heaven.

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And every precept, every precious promise, and every prophetic utterance: these are as the very stepping stones on that Heavenward Highway of Holiness!

 

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MUCH DISCOURAGEMENT

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And yet, the true Christian should not be surprised to encounter rebellion by his or her family!

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Yes, quite often, the true disciple of Jesus will discover that his family rebels against him, wanting nothing to do with his (or her) Christianity!

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It is just as Jesus forewarned…“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth…And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.” Matthew 10:34-36

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GOOD NEWS! PRECIOUS PROMISES!

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Well, the Good News is, that the Bible contains precious promises regarding the Salvation of the Overcomer’s family.

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Listen…“Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.”

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Let me not be deceived by the deceitfulness of riches. Let me keep my eyes fixed on Jesus, and pattern my life after His glorious life…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “June 9th (The Power of Positive-Thinking Gospels!)” or you can also read… “Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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THE ARK IN THE HEAVENS

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Two Turtledoves birds & Flower Of The Field Constellations

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So what importance to us is all this information? Well, if a person goes out at night, beginning in April (earlier in southern-most latitudes, and later in northern-most), in the pre-dawn hour, they just might locate the constellation commonly referred to as the Sagittarius Constellation . It is located in the southern sky. (Each night it appears a little earlier, slowly inching westward, through the summer, until it finally disappears below the western horizon in November.)

 

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Ark of the Covenant Constellation

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At first, it simply appears as two twin birds flying westward. But if you look once again, it just might appear as a long box-like figure, with one star on the right, as you face it, and two stars on the left. The box, of course would be the Ark, and the stars on either side would represent angels, which are sometimes referred to as stars in the Bible (for instance, “the seven stars are the angels…” Revelation 1:20). To the right is a star-chart from Wikipedia, in which the editor of this site has sketched in this Sagittarius Constellation, to show how God created it to appear.

 

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Star-chart to right is from Wikipedia. Editor has sketched over Sagittarius to show this Ark Constellation.

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THE ARK, CROSS/SCEPTER & FLOWER OF THE FIELD

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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.” Revelation 11:19

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Ark of the Covenant & Cross/Scepter & Flower of the Field Constellations-you may share

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The below sketch is of the southernmost constellations: The Ark of the Covenant, the Flower of the Field, and the Cross/Scepter Constellations. As you can see in the sketch, the two stars in this Ark of the Covenant Constellation, (on either side of the Ark) do not look like these two angels. This sketch is just an overly generous rendering of this constellation. This sketch does however, present a view of the Ark, as it might have appeared (somewhat) in Solomon’s temple. This constellation is commonly known as “Sagittarius”. Why the ancients saw this as a centaur (man/horse figure) is a mystery. Maybe someone knows.

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TEMPLE IN HEAVEN OPENED

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But the really big important fact is that this constellation is spoken of in Revelation… “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.” Revelation 11:19. This constellation begins to fulfill this prophecy in this above verse. But as you read more and more of Signs Of Heaven, you will see a greater fulfillment of this prophecy. Because not only will the temple be opened in Heaven, but you will receive instructions as to how you may enter by faith into the true temple in Heaven and into the true Most Holy Place where the actual Ark is (the heart of God).

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(To read more on this subject, go to… “Ark of the Covenant Constellation, Pt. 2: How To Enter The Most Holy Place”

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ABOVE STAR-CHART – Summer Constellations w/ark (aka: Sagittarius) & Revelation 12 Woman (aka: Ursa Major, including The Big Dipper) – www.theheavensdeclare.net

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Ark of the Covenant Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

May 26 (Eternal Torment? Part 21: “The Impossibility of Eternal Torment!”)

 

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

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