Daily Devotional, Year 3 – September 25 (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 17: “Clinging To God’s People With Flatteries!”)

By admin On May 6th, 2017

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – September 25

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Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 17: “Clinging To God’s People With Flatteries!”

TO READ PART 1, CLICK HERE…August 11th (Habakkuk Says “Run!”)

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“If ye were of the world,

the world would love his own:

but because ye are not of the world,

but I have chosen you out of the world,

therefore the world hateth you.”

John 15:19

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Satan’s jealousy is so great that he cannot tolerate losing even one deceived soul back into God’s kingdom!

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And so, this Master Deceiver uses any and every possible device and strategy to hold God’s sheep in his prison-house of sin and selfishness.

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Hell on Devil’s Island poster – Wikimedia – Fair-Use Rationale

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“EVIL COMMUNICATIONS CORRUPTS”

1st Corinthians 15:33

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The Book of Habakkuk reveals that when God’s people are surrounded by Satan’s people, the result is apostasy in God’s house…“Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.” Habakkuk 1:4

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Therefore, it has been the primary focus of Satan, to infiltrate the Church with as many Antichrist deceivers as he possibly can!

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Evangelist Preaching – Church – Audience hands – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“CERTAIN MEN CREPT IN UNAWARES”

Jude 1:4

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From pew to pulpit, from parishioner to pastor, Satan has caused his worldly-minded “make-believers” to fill as many seats and positions ashttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Brown_tree_snake_Boiga_irregularis_2_USGS_Photograph.jpg possible.

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And just how does all this infiltration cause corruption and apostasy to fester in the Church of God?

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Very simple! Besides grievous wolves in the pulpits bringing in false doctrines, the world-loving examples being set by both church-leaders as well as church-laity causes the true sheep to fall into the same world-loving pit as their fellow church members.

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Brown tree snake – Boiga – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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“AS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT” WITH HIS “MINISTERS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS”

2nd Corinthians 11:14, 15

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Now, God has allowed this apostasy to grow through the last few hundred years.

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Truly, after persecution ended and the Christian Reformation firmly took root, Satan wasted no time re-inserting himself back into the victorious Church of that day!

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

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“THE KISSES OF AN ENEMY ARE DECEITFUL”

Proverbs 27:6

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And so, the purified Church once again fell into laxness and unwatchfulness, as a result of all this so-called, “friendliness” from the world.

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The Church was now able to build church buildings, and “the god of this world” put up no resistance to this! (see 2nd Corinthians 4:4)

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“A FRIEND OF THE WORLD IS THE ENEMY OF GOD”

JAMES 4:4

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Yes, the world became a “friend” to Christians.

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And the Church desired to reach out to the world, too!

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And so, eventually the churches decided to give themselves a nice fashionable makeover, turning church services into very charismatic and up-to-date convocations!

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Rock Music Christian CHURCH Pomona – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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CHURCH NOW A SOCIAL/FRATERNAL CLUB

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Fashionable music, relaxed dress-codes, youth led song services, sports, entertainment, joking preachers, parties, celebrations, game-nights, movie-nights, pizza-parties, banquets, camping-trips, and a long list of other social activities was now the order of the day!

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And all this worldly-minded busy-ness worked together to make church membership attractive even to the citizens of the world.

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And combined with non-threatening prosperity-driven gospels, there was now very little, “offense of the Cross” to discourage or deter anyone from joining the ranks of today’s apostate churches.

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Laughing – (color added) – Fotothek df roe neg – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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“THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION”

Matthew 24:15 & Mark 13:14

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But at the same time all this worldly-minded spirit was taking control of the church-world, the Holy Spirit was being driven out!

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As 2nd Thessalonians 2:7 reveals…“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.” 

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Yes, in these last days the Spirit of Holiness has vacated today’s apostate churches.

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ABOVE PICTURE: The False Prophet

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“COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE”

Revelation 18:4

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And yet, in His faithfulness, God is now calling His truhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Flight_of_the_Prisoners.jpge sheep out…“And I heard another voice from Heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

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Yes, God is now calling His people to make an end-time exodus out of spiritual Babylon, the “City of Confusion”.

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James Tissot – The Flight of the Prisoners from Babylon – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“THE KISSES OF AN ENEMY ARE DECEITFUL”

Proverbs 27:6

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And yet, Satan cannot tolerate losing even one soul!https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cheers!_(3162940696).jpg

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And so, as the prophet Daniel warns concerning God’s true sheep…“many shall cleave to them with flatteries.” Daniel 11:34

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Therefore, if you are one of those true sheep of God, do not be surprised if your fellow parishioners cling to you with flatteries of one type or another!

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Hands Toasting Drinks – Cheers! Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

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“BIND THEM INTO BUNDLES TO BURN THEM!”

Matthew 13:30

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Do not be surprised if your local congregation members go “above and beyond” to keep you bundled together with them, even as it is written…“Lethttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Every_day.jpg both (the wheat & tares) grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into My barn.” Matthew 13:30

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Of course, they are not knowingly deceiving you. They actually think they are doing Heaven’s work!

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But in truth, the Antichrist spirit within them is actually causing them to cling to you with flatteries.
 

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sheep – Lambs to the slaughter – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

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“FLEE OUT OF THE MIDST OF BABYLON!”

Jeremiah 51:6

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Nevertheless, all those who still have “an ear to hear” will indeehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Genesis19-17.jpgd hear, and respond to God’s call to come out of Babylon, even as it is written…”Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD’S vengeance; He will render unto her a recompence.” Jeremiah 51:6

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Yes, this above prophecy from Jeremiah 51:6, as well as Habakkuk 2:2, 3 are both calling God’s people out of Babylon…“Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.”

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

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“FLEE TO THE MOUNTAINS!”

Matthew 24:16

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But God has made abundant provisions for His people in those spiritualhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg strongholds…“And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of (living) waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.” Isaiah 30:25 (parentetical comments added by editor)

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And so, God’s people need not fear. God will supply all the spiritual needs of the child of God…“He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of Rocks: bread (of Heaven) shall be given him; his waters (of grace) shall be sure.” Isaiah 33:16

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 18, GO HERE…September 26 (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 18: “Clinging To God’s People With Flatteries! CONTINUED”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to flee to the mountain of God. Give me the desire to save my family from the destruction rising up all around us…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“August 22nd (Sodom Rising! Part 1)”, or you can also read…January 7th (TIME TO GET OUT OF DODGE!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FROM WHERE & TO WHERE DOES SHE FLEE?

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WOMAN ROTATES THROUGH THE SEASONS…

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This page is about the Big Dipper, also called the Great Bear constellation (Ursa Major ). However, the ancient pagan cultures did not see this constellation as God intended it to be seen. It is actually a headless woman in childbirth.  This is seen in springtime. It is seen in the northern skies. 

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But as the seasons progress, this travailing woman flips upside down, now appearing as a woman with upraised arms like eagle wings who is running (eventually flying, as shown in sketch on right) into the wilderness (westward). The single star representing her birth-child (Christ) now becomes her head (“Christ is the head of the church.” Ephesians 5:23

 

star-chart ursa major

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The 7 Stars (Big Dipper) is easy to see with its very bright 7 stars. But the Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) must be seen on a dark starry night, away from city lights. 

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These are star charts from Wikipedia, with sketches of the Woman added.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)

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TOMORROW:

September 26 (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 18: “Clinging To God’s People With Flatteries! CONTINUED”)

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