Daily Devotional, Year 3 – July 10 (Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan! Part 6: “How To Raise Up Little Hybrid ‘Shiglets!'” CONTINUED)

By admin On December 17th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – July 10

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Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan! Part 6: “How To Raise Up Little Hybrid ‘Shiglets!'” CONTINUED

To read Part 1, click here… FEBRUARY 3 (Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan!)

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“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:

for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?

and what communion hath light with darkness?

And what concord hath Christ with Belial?

or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?

for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said,

‘I will dwell in them, and walk in them;

and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.’

Wherefore come out from among them,

and be ye separate, saith the Lord,

and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you,

And will be a Father unto you,

and ye shall be my sons and daughters,

saith the Lord Almighty.”

2nd Corinthians 6:14-18

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Have you ever seen a “Shiglet”?

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Well, simply put, a Shiglet is merely a make-believe, allegorical creature, which is half baby sheep and half baby pig.

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But in reality, this is how our poor children are growing up, to a great extent: half the world’s, and with a half-hearted attempt to serve Jesus!

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In Part 1 of “How To Raise Up Good Little Hybrid Shiglets” (click here), the subject of raising our children to attempt to serve Jesus, and yet allowing them to become indoctrinated by Satan’s world-system, will only cause them to grow up loving the world, while making a feeble attempt at serving Jesus.

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Well, of course, such a double-minded upbringing will never succeed in behalf of Heaven.

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As Jesus so aptly says…“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24

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A Shig or a Peep – geograph org – UK – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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RELIGIOUS/WORLDLY ENTERTAINMENT

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_shig_or_a_peep%5E_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1566879.jpgThere are many quasi-Christian publications for children today. And these come in the form of TV shows, cartoons, books, CD’s, and other multi-media publications.

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The problem with most of these is that they attempt to appeal to the children from a worldly vantage point.

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In other words, the producers of these children’s ministries assume that the only way to reach our worldly children is by co-mingling the Gospel with the common elements of the world.

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WORLDLINESS WITH A THIN CLOAK OF RELIGIOSITY

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For example, one “Christian” movie might be based on a sports theme, in which the focus of sports is salted with elements of Christianity.

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Or another Christian movie might be centered around some Christian aspiring to succeed in a high-powered career, having to rely on Jesus, to ultimately achieve his or her earthly dream.

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Another example might be a cartoon in which some Bible story has been updated with the trendy music, and the fashionable lingo of today’s world, and with joking and jesting and other types of worldly behavior, sprinkled throughout.

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USING NATURAL MAN’S WORLDLY WISDOM

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Now to the “natural man”, all this seems to be a reasonable way to reach today’s savvy and street-wise kids.

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And the great hope of parents is, that by combining the worldly with the heavenly, we can hopefully inspire their interest in Salvation, instead of boring them with the purity and holiness of the Bible.

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GOD WARNS AGAINST USING HUMAN WISDOM

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Well, the Lord understands our great consternation for our children’s Salvation.

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But the Bible often warns us against employing such human efforts to attempt to win our children over to Christ.

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So many times, and in so many ways, the Bible repeats its warnings against compromising the purity of the Gospel with the “beggarly elements” of the world.

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Holy Bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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MINGLING HOLY THINGS WITH COMMON

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For instance, the Bible comes right out and says… “Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane (common, frivolous, worthless), neither have they showed difference between the unclean and the clean…” Ezekiel 22:26

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Here is just one passage which presents this truth concerning mingling common things with sacred things.

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REMOVE THE VILE FROM THE PRECIOUS!

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In Jeremiah 15:19, God repeats this law by saying to His prophet, Jeremiah…“Therefore thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before Me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile (vain or worthless), thou shalt be as My mouth: let them (the apostate congregation) return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.”

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We must not allow these Old English words to confuse us. The word “vile” can easily be translated “worthless” or “frivolous”.

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And even though many of today’s poorer translations translate this above command as if God is only concerned with Jeremiah’s words, this King James Version correctly translates this passage to warn Jeremiah against mingling common (vile) things with holy things, and clean things with unclean things.

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Repin – Cry of prophet Jeremiah – www.wikigallery.org – US Public Domain

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THIS ARTICLE (PART 7) IS CONTINUED IN TOMORROW’S DEVOTIONAL (click here)

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TODAY’S PRAYER

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Dear Lord, Help me to raise my children the best way possible! And help my spouse to also concerned with the eternal welfare of our children…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Television & The Image That Speaks”, or you can also read… February 16th (Joys of Parenthood!)” 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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THE SWINE: “LUST OF THE FLESH”

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“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” 1st John 2:16

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2nd face in moon "The Swine"

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This article will introduce this third beast-like face, inscribed in the Moon: a swine. And it will be shown that the three beast-like faces in the Moon, represent the concept taught in the above verse concerning “the lust moonstars_noao-nasa no copyright claimof the flesh…the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life”. 

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It has become apparent that the second face in the Moon, besides appearing as a wolf-like beast, also appears as a Swine. Let’s explore this concept, for a moment. First of all, when a person sees the second face up in the sky, it’s arguable whether or not it looks like a swine. But it must be conceded that the photos do indeed make it appear as if this character has a “sawed-off” snout like a swine. And of course, a swine is spoken of quite frequently in Scripture.

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“GRACE ABOUNDING TO THE CHIEF OF SINNERS”

by J. Bunyan

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John Bunyan, the author of the earth-shaking allegorical tale, “Pilgrim’s Progress”seems to have caught the essence of the meaning behind clean and unclean beasts. He saw why God made a distinction based on the feet as well as the diet of these beasts, as stated in the following Bible verse…

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“Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth… Nevertheless… the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.” Leviticus 11:2,4,7 

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Why did God makes the feet and the diet of the beasts of the earth the criterion for this distinction between clean and unclean beasts? How odd!

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Engraving of Pilgrim: “Christian in Pilgrim’s Progress” wikipedia U.S. public domain.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Moon Into Blood: Addendum to 2nd Face: The Swine Eater

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TOMORROW…

July 11 (Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan! Part 7: “How To Raise Up Little Hybrid ‘Shiglets!’” CONTINUED)

 

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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 #189 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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