Daily Devotional, Year 3 – July 14 (The Two Spirits In The World, Part 4: “The Fountain of False Christianity!)” Also Read Part 5: “Flat-Earth ‘Truthers’, & Such!”

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – July 14

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The Two Spirits In The World, Part 4: “The  Fountain of False Christianity!”

To read Part 1 of this series, click here…November 23 (The Two Spirits In The World)

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“Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan

with all power and signs and lying wonders,

And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness

in them that perish;

because they received not the love of the truth,

that they might be saved.

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion,

that they should believe a lie:

That they all might be damned who believed not the truth,

but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

2nd Thessalonians 2:9-12

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“I love You Jesus! I worship You O Mighty God! And I will praise Your name forever!”

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Have you ever heard these lyrics? Or perhaps some similar praise song?

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Well, such a positive affirmation as this is really common these days! Yes, in today’s church-world, there is a seemingly endless flow of such praise songs coming out of the Gospel Music Machine!

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And because of all the popular praise songs being churned out today, one might begin to assume that there’s a whole lot of “on-fire” Christians out there!

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Audience hands – cropped & altered – Wikimedia – Universal Public Domain

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TRUE OR COUNTERFEIT?

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But is that the true condition of today’s church community?http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svg

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Is the current wave of enthusiasm observed today the real thing?

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Or is it merely a satanic counterfeit?

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A devilish delusion?

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Can there actually be such a thing as “counterfeit Christian joy”?

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

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TWO RULING SPIRITS IN THE WORLD

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In yesterday’s devotional (click here), it was pointed out that there are two sources of pleasure in the world: the “Holy Spirit” and the “spirit of the world.”

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These are the two ruling spirits in the world.

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And either we are of one spirit or the other. There is no neutral ground in this world!

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And with only two classes, one might get the idea that it would be easy to distinguish between just which is which.

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After all, those who attend church would comprise the class who are indwelt by the the Holy Spirit.

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And those who do not make a profession of being Christians are indwelt by the spirit of the world, the Antichrist spirit.

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ANGEL OF LIGHT & MINISTERS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

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Unfortunately, Satan, who was long ago given sovereignty over this world, now called, “the god of this world”, has “muddied the waters”, as the saying goes.

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Yes, the Kingdom of God is the arch-enemy of Satan! And it is his obsession to do heavy damage to that heavenly kingdom.

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And he has discovered long ago, the best way to destroy a kingdom is to infiltrate that kingdom with his own people, pretending to be “loyal” citizens of that kingdom.

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Listen to 2nd Corinthians 11:13-15…“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”

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So here it is! This is God’s concise way of describing Satan’s modus-operandi in his effort to infiltrate and destroy as many of God’s professed people as possible.

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ABOVE PICTURE: The False Prophet – signsofheaven.org – not for commercial uses

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1 EVIL SPIRIT OR 7?

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When speaking to the Pharisees, Jesus made this very incredible revelation…“When http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Pharisee_and_the_publican_Brooklyn.jpgthe unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.” Matthew 12:43-45

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Now Jesus here was speaking in allegorical language. But the meaning of this is rather easy to understand.

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James Tissot – The Pharisee and Publican – Brooklyn Museum & Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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BETTER TO BE AN ABJECT UNBELIEVER!

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https://www.google.com/search?q=drunkard+wikimedia+commons&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=bahCUf7THqWQ2AXs-oDoAw&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1093&bih=498#imgrc=HeJcFvXRw-h2zM%3A%3BpKsPOsVLla76dM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fupload.wikimedia.org%252Fwikipedia%252Fcommons%252F4%252F47%252FHighbrow_drunkard.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fcommons.wikimedia.org%252Fwiki%252FFile%253AHighbrow_drunkard.jpg%3B1280%3B1024In essence, Jesus was speaking to some very morally correct men, telling them that their morality was nothing more than a devilish deception. It would be better to have been some drunkard lying in the gutter with only 1 evil spirit, than to become a “morally correct” deceiver within the Church, with 7 evils spirits instead of just 1.

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In other words, the number “7” represents “religious spirits”. It was not that they actually have 7 literal evil spirits.

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So the bottom line is, that the morally correct ones in the Church may just be indwelt by Satan who comes as, “an angel of light”.

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Highbrow drunkard – cropped image – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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GOOD NEWS!

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Well, the Good News here is found in the little account of Nicodemus, a ruler of the Pharisee sect. Here was a man who was highly revered by the entire community. And yet, he had been living a lie. His morality was little more than a complete sham!

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But Nicodemus came to inquire of Jesus. And by so-doing, Nicodemus eventually turned from his false morality, and became indwelt by God’s Holy Spirit, now a saved man!

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And this same opportunity is available to each and every individual who realizes his or her spiritual bankruptcy, and comes to the Savior for Salvation!

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Nicodemus – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-081218-M-4507D-001.jpgTODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION!

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Listen again to Joel…“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible Day of the LORD come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered:” Joel 2:31, 32

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This is a wonderful promise of Salvation for all those who are now standing on the threshold of eternity!

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Prayer – USMC – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to choose my master each and every day, as I choose to learn about Thee through the study of Thy Word and unceasing prayer…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”?, or you can also read this shorter article…February 15th (The Two Images!)

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP

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“Multitudes, multitudes in the ‘Valley of Decision’…

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for the day of the Lord is near in the ‘Valley of Decision’.”

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Valley of Decision w/names

“The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining… 

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“The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem…

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“And the heavens and the earth shall shake…

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“But the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

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Joel 3:14-16

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LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION GROUP…

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“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” Micah 4:1, 2

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Valley of Decision + O Destroying Mountain Constellation Group

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Look eastward in the early summer through fall. Find the Cassiopeia Constellation. Cassiopeia is the Mount of Blessing. In the sketch, it is the farthest mountain to the left. In the sky, it is the northern-most of these three mountains when facing eastward. It resembles a pyramid.

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Then find the second pyramid to its right (south).

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Then go a little further south to the next third pyramid. The third snow-cap is the Destroying Mountain Constellation.

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These three pyramids are the snow-capped portion of these three mountains in this sketch. (of course, you won’t see the snow-caps in the sky. They are just an embellishment in this sketch to present a concept-EDITOR).

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THE VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP.

Valley of Decision & O Destroying Mtn. Constellations

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They appear in mid-summer in the eastern skies in pre-dawn hours. These are made of Cassiopeia (mount on left), and various stars from the Andromeda Constellation (valley) Pegasus (Mount of Cursing (middle mount) & Destroying Mount (right)), and Pisces (Broad Way to Hell). The galaxy which appears to be climbing the Mountain of Blessing is the Andromeda Galaxy

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The above Wikipedia star-chart shows this amazing constellation group as it appears from June to fall, just prior to the winter constellation group. Actually, these Valley of Decision Constellations appear in early summer in the pre-dawn hours. (Editor of this website has sketched in this constellation group onto this above Wikipedia star-chart.) 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The ‘Valley of Decision’ Constellation

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TOMORROW…

July 15 (Eternal Torment? Part 25: “Is Jesus Watching Souls Tormented in Hell!?!”)

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

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Daily Devotional, Year ????

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The Two Spirits In The World, Part 5: “Flat-Earth ‘Truthers’, & Such!”

To read Part 1 of this series, click here…November 23 (The Two Spirits In The World)

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“In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves;

if God peradventure will give them repentance

to the acknowledging of the truth;”

2nd Timothy 2:25 

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TWO SPIRITS IN THE WORLD

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In Part 1 of this series on “The Two Spirits in the World” (click here), it was established that there are two ruling spirits in the world: “The Spirit of Truth”, and “the spirit of error”.

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One Spirit is ruled from Heaven, while the other is ruled from Hell (“Hell” being the spiritual darkness of this world (“Tartaroo”, as well as the grave, “Sheol”).

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And so, either you are indwelt by one spirit or the other.

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There’s no third alternative!

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There’s no neutral ground in this world!

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You are either indwelt by the Spirit of God, or you are indwelt by, “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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ABOVE PICTURE: The Devil Owns The Fence – www.theheavensdeclare.net – May use for non-profit use only

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YELLOW JOURNALISM

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“…them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth…”

2nd Thessalonians 2:10, 11

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One great arena in which it is now very easy to see the blatant hypocrisy of mankind is in the world of politics. The war between the right and left has heated up to the point that lies are told and false accusations are being hurled about, each and every day!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hearst_1906_Wizard_of_Ooze.jpgAnd it doesn’t take a genius to realize that “Yellow Journalism” has become the industry standard for most of the major media outlets, as they collude with their favorite political faction in spreading those lies, half-truths, false accusations, and cover-ups which go out to the general public on a daily basis.

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And many politically active members of the general populace seem all too willing to buy into those lies, just as long as those obvious lies and deceptions and half-truths align with and bolster their own political biases!

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The Puppetmaster of Politics – Property of www.theheavensdeclare.net – exclusive copyrighted

William Randolph Hearst – 1906 – Wizard of Ooze – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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FLAT-EARTHERS!?

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Another area in which mankind’s self-deception really shows up in various conspiracy theories. For example, there is a large group of people who actually believe the earth to be flat. By taking some Bible verses out of context and ignoring the scientific realities, this self-deceived club of “Flat-Earth Truthers” have  actually convinced themselves that the earth is flat!

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Yes, this and many other similar and ridiculous conspiracy theories, only reveal just how incredibly self-deceived that we humans can become!

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Listen to Scripture…“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” 2nd Timothy 3:13

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And this above verse reveals that in this very day, men’s own evil hearts will deceive themselves. And to believe such utter nonsense that many conspiracy theories are, shows just how demonically possessed the human mind can become, when NOT under the protective power of the Holy Spirit of Truth!

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Flat Earth Theory – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

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“The heart is deceitful above all things”

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Even one the world’s poets wrote the line, “A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest”.

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Of course, this saying is merely a man-conceived idea. But it nevertheless aligns with what the Bible reveals: “…yea, let God be true, but every man a liar…” Romans 3:4

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Yes, we are a world of liars, each and every one of us, even as the Lord says, through the prophet, Jeremiah…“The heart (the mind) is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9 (parenthetical comment by website Editor)

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Here again, the Bible further confirms that every man’s heart is “deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”
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brainwashing – wikimedia – share-alike license

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“The thief cometh…to steal…to kill…to destroy”

John 10:10 

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“SO, JUST WHY DOES SATAN RAISE UP THESE GROUPS?”

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TO CONFUSE: Satan fills the world with many false ideas, which only further confuses mankind, making it almost impossible to see the light of Truth found in the Scriptures.

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TO SIDETRACK: And this master-deceiver invents false ideologies and various areas of intrigue in hopes of consuming man’s thoughts, thus sidetracking humans away from their duty to search God’s Word on a daily, (even an hourly) basis.

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TO DECEIVE & DESTROY: Yes, Satan has done an incredible job of deceiving and destroying the souls of unbelievers (and many church-goers) with his false doctrines and false ideologies.

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TO CREATE SKEPTICISM: And because the world is absolutely filled to the brim with lies and deceits, the hearts of human have become jaded and unbelieving and skeptical, even when the truth is spoken!

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TO CREATE ANIMOSITY: animosity of one group against the other group: With all the countless political/social/religious factions in the world, Satan has successfully created division between these groups, causing great confusion, animosity, and distrust in this hardhearted and stiff-necked, “World of Lies”!

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

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“Come Out of Her, My People!”

Revelation 18:4

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgBut amidst this very bad report, there nevertheless is some extremely Good News! Yes, even though the hour is late, God has graciously allowed us deceived ones, time to come out of the City of Confusion, Babylon (Babylon the world, and Babylon the apostate church-world!)

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And so, we must get down on our spiritual knees and plead with God to deliver us from the evil lies of Satan, as we humbly begin to search the Scriptures daily, for the truth which will by-and-by make us free!

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And then we can confidently exclaim…

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“…by the word of Thy lips

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpgI have kept me from the paths of the destroyer….

O God…deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man…

O send out Thy light and Thy truth:

let them lead me;

let them bring me unto Thy holy hill,

and to Thy tabernacles…”

Psalm 17:4 & 43:1, 3

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

ABOVE PICTURE: Holy Bible – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to choose my master each and every day, as I choose to learn about Thee through the study of Thy Word and unceasing prayer…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”?, or you can also read this shorter article…February 15th (The Two Images!)

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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REVELATION 12 DRAGON

star chart orion & dragon

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Next is the Revelation 12 Dragon: “And there appeared another wonder (sign) in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.” Revelation 12:3, 4.

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Of course, this dragon represents Satan as he battles against Heaven. And as you can see, this dragon is spewing a wave of water from his mouth. This also is from Revelation 12… 

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“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 12:15

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ABOVE STAR-CHART – Winter in the west – Orion, Revelation – Revelation 12 Dragon (AKA Hyades, Pleiades, etc.) – Goodly Horse in Battle with Rider (Camelopardelis, Perseus, Cassiopeia, Andromeda, etc…) – www.signsofheaven.org – Not for profit use!

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MICHAEL, THE SOLDIER

star chart orion & dragon

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Last is Michael the Soldier, who battles against the Dragon: “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.” Revelation 12:7, 8.

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Contrary to popular opinion, Michael here represents Christ as He battles this dragon. This will be adequately proven in this article and in various other sections of this website. No, Christ is not merely an angel. Christ is very eternal God. But Christ is often represented as various entities, such as a rose, or a burning bush, as well as many other things in the Bible.

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ABOVE STAR-CHART – Winter in the west – Orion, Revelation – Revelation 12 Dragon (AKA Hyades, Pleiades, etc.) – Goodly Horse in Battle with Rider (Camelopardelis, Perseus, Cassiopeia, Andromeda, etc…) – www.signsofheaven.org – Not for profit use!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…The Orion Phenomena

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TOMORROW…

 

 

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