Daily Devotional, Year 3 – September 26 (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 18: “Clinging To God’s People With Flatteries! CONTINUED”)

By admin On May 6th, 2017

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – September 26

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

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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CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY (click here)

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Now in yesterday’s devotional (click here) it was presented that God’s people can expect to be the recipients of much flattery from their fellow parishioners.

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And this will be done in hopes that they do not make the end-time exodus out of the apostate church-world to take their stand in the spiritual mountain strongholds which are awaiting them in these last moments of time!

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

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“But how do I know that all this so-called flattery isn’t just Christianity-101 in action?

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In other words, how is a Christian to know the difference between true Christianity and false Christianity?

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After all, my fellow church-members seem so sincere and do many good works!”

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

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CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST

Galatians 2:20

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Well, simply put, true Christianity has all the elements of Christ.

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On the other hand, false Christianity has seemingly heavenly virtues and yet these supposed virtues are tainted by various types of worldly behavior!

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Listen…“And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.” Galatians 5:24 (to read entire passage go here…Galatians 5:18-25)

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This above passage reveals that true Christianity overcomes the world, the flesh, and the Devil!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“LORD, LORD! HAVE WE NOT DONE MANY WONDERFUL WORKS?”

Matthew 7:22

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Yes, there is a pretentious form of Christianity in today’s church-world.

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There are many who profess to love Jesus, but the following passage actually describes them more accurately…“And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as My people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.” Ezekiel 33:31

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Yes, both Ezekiel, Jeremiah, as well as Jesus warns us not to be deceived by those who claim to love the Lord, while their heart goes after the selfish pleasures and ambitious pursuits of the world!

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

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DEVOTION TO “WEEKDAY GODS”!

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Oh yes, they may love to talk about Jesus!

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They may faithfully attend church.

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But between Sabbaths their hearts are fully devoted to the weekday gods: worldly gods such as television, social media, radio, newspapers, magazines, ambitious career-building, sight-seeing excursions, sports, games, hobbies, nicer cars, faster boats, joking & jesting, better homes, impressive gardens, worldly/sensual music, holidays, parties, banquets, family get-togethers, and an endless list of similar pursuits.

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Now, a few of the above-mentioned wordly pursuits may not be so bad by themselves. And yet, combined together, may indeed cause one’s Salvation to be placed on the proverbial back-burner.

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This world is indeed “enchanted ground”, as the pilgrim (Bunyan) once warned us!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Unfunny Judgment Day Cartoon: “Company’s Coming”

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“THE TIME OF JACOB’S TROUBLE

Jeremiah 30:7

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And especially in this current crisis in which the church-world has fallen into apostasy, the Christian must exercise extreme caution since he or she can no longer depend on the churches to be the standard-bearer of true godliness and holiness!

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

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“RUN, CHRISTIAN, RUN!”

Constellation- Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains Mark 13:14

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And so, here is one more reason why Habakkuk is warning us…“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”

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Yes, Whether Matthew, Mark, or Luke is calling God’s people to “flee to the mountains”.

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Or Jeremiah 51 and Revelation 18 is calling us to “flee out of the midst of Babylon”.

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Or David in Psalm 26:5 is warning us against congregating with “evil-doers”, while Jeremiah 15:19 is cautioning us to “not return unto them”.

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PICTURE – Constellation – Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains – Mark 13:14 – This is not a star-chart, but merely a concept picture

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“BE YE SEPARATE…AND I WILL RECEIVE YOU”

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In other words, the Bible is replete with similar warnings!

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God wants us to separate from the worldly-minded…“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,” 2nd Corinthians 6:17

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“A FLATTERING MOUTH WORKETH RUIN!”

Proverbs 26:28

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And so, today’s warning is to not be deceived by parishioners who may cling to us with good works and good words!

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As already mentioned in yesterday’s devotional…“but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.” Daniel 11:34.

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ABOVE PICTURE: The False Prophet

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Flight_of_the_Prisoners.jpg“COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE”

Revelation 18:4

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God is now calling His people out of spiritual Babylon, and Satan will do whatever is necessary to keep you from coming out of “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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TO READ PART 19, CLICK HERE…June 6 (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 19: “Like Hind’s Feet To Walk Upon Mine High Places”)

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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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star-chart ursa major summerr

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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

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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 27 (TIME TO GET OUT OF DODGE! Part 2: “Time To Get Out Of Our Schools!”)

 

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Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

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