Daily Devotional, Year 3 – May 27 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 11: “Enhancing The Pleasures of Sin”)

By admin On October 15th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – May 27

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The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 11: “Enhancing The Pleasures of Sin”

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“Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world,

according to the prince of the power of the air,

the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:”

Ephesians 2:2

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Back in the 1970’s, a certain saying was popularized…“The Devil made me do it! The Devil made me do it!”

 

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And this was merely the world’s way of mocking Christians, who were seemingly obsessed with pointing the finger at the Devil. 

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Flip Wilson – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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SATAN, “THE GOD OF THIS WORLD”

2nd Corinthians 4:4

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But the horrifying fact is, the Devil does indeed cause the vast percentage of the world’s inhabitants to do a great amount of things!

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After all, this above verse from Ephesians reveals that Satan is indeed… “the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:”

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And let’s face it! To admit that the entire world’s inhabitants are filled with this evil antichrist spirit is more than anybody is willing to accept, much less admit!

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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THE ENHANCED PLEASURES OF SIN!

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Perhaps, one of the greatest proofs that an actual, literal Devil (Satan) exists, is the extraordinary pleasure that we all seem to derive from sin and selfishness.

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Haven’t you ever asked yourself the question, “Why do I enjoy this world of sin so much? Why do I derive such pleasure from all my little selfish indulgences?”

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Café de Flore coffee house – wikipedia – public domain

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A SPIRIT WITHIN

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Well, the Bible reveals the answer to this question…Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience…fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.” Ephesians 2:2, 3

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Here is revealed that there is a spirit which now works in the children of disobedience. And so it is no wonder that sin and selfishness has such a powerful attraction over us!

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New Year Eve 2008 – TimeSquare – Wikipedia – Creative Commons License 3.0

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SATAN ENHANCES THE PLEASURES OF SIN

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Yes, the Bible makes clear that the “prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience” is now working to enhance the pleasures of sin, even as it says here…” fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind;” verse 3.

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And so, it is no wonder why the world is so content to remain in our lost condition!

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It is no wonder that so few are willing to renounce this world of sin to follow Jesus.

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Karla LaVey satanist – Wikimedia – GNU license

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THE PLEASURES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

River of Water of Life - H. Melville - Wikimedia - US Public Domain

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But what the people of the world do not realize is, that the pleasures of Heaven are every bit as enjoyable as the pleasures of sin and selfishness!

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Yes, the ways of Jesus are just as satisfying and pleasurable as any form of selfishness that the god of this world can offer! Even more so! Because, the pleasures of sin are for the moment.

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But the Bible reveals that the peace which God bestows upon His followers, is like an ever-flowing river! (see Isaiah 48:18)

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River of Water of Life – H. Melville – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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“THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH!”

Romans 6:23

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And let’s face it! The pleasures of sin and selfishness only lead us to the grave.

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But the pleasures of Heaven will lead us to life everlasting!

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And everlasting joy and peace!

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“WHY WILL YE DIE?…TURN YOURSELVES AND LIVE!”

Ezekiel 18:31, 32

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And so, knowing these things, why in the world would we ever be content to remain servants of sin, Satan, death?

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Why would we ever want to die in our sins and selfish little pleasures?

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Why would we not rather get on board this Gospel Ship which is leaving this presently dying world, and embark on an exciting journey which will only get better and better, as the ions of time pass?

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“THE PATH OF LIFE…FULLNESS OF JOY…PLEASURES FOR EVERMORE!”

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Listen to the Sweet Psalmist of Israel…“Thou wilt show me the path of life: in Thy presence is fulness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalm 16:11

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WOW! What a promise! “Pleasures for evermore!”

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Jordan river baptism – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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TO READ PART 12, GO HERE… June 2 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 12: “When Good Works Are Evil Works”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be wise as a serpent regarding this very deceptive world. Let me not be ignorant of Satan’s devices, nor of his power over this world… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… November 23 (The Two Spirits In The World) or you can also read this shorter article…March 13th (Planet Earth: Devil’s Island!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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7 HEADS, 10 HORNS, & 7 CROWNS OF THE DRAGON

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“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.” Revelation 12:3 

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In Revelation, the Dragon of Revelation 12 is described as having seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. However, the Dragon Constellation up in the night sky does not.

Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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But God has faithfully created the wave of water, in such a way, as to illustrate this same concept of the seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. Because this wave of water is basically composed of ten stars.

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The main body of the wave has seven stars (#‘s, 1 thru 7). And the tip of the crest of the wave has the other three stars (#’s, 8, 9 & 10). So we have this 7 and 10 numbering. And this gives us a great clue, as to where in the Bible we should look, to find out the riddle as to just what or who do these 7 heads, 10 crowns, and 7 horns represent. Because, the Bible speaks very much about floods and waters as being associated with Satan (the Dragon).

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction

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TOMORROW…

May 28 (God’s Royal Priesthood Today! Part 4: “Priest of the Home (CONTINUED)” )

 

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