Daily Devotional, Year 3 – November 1 (The City of Morality, Part 8: “Living The Dream!”)

By admin On October 18th, 2017

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – November 1

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The City of Morality, Part 8: “Living The Dream!” 

To read Part 1, click here… “January 5th (The City of Morality)”

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“So likewise, whosoever he be of you

that forsaketh not all that he hath,

he cannot be My disciple.”

Luke 14:33

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In John Bunyan’s earth-shaking tale, Pilgrim’s Progress, the main character, Christian, was on his way to the Celestial City, to get that great Burden off his back (the burden of sin).

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/John_Bunyan's_Pilgrim's_ProgressBut on that way, he met up with a fellow named Worldly Wiseman, who informed Christian that such an arduous journey was not necessary.

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He told Christian that all he needed was to go to the Village of Morality!

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Worldly Wiseman – Pilgrim’s Progress, p34 – Mr Worldly Wiseman – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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THE VILLAGE IS NOW A HUGE CITY!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/John_Bunyan's_Pilgrim's_ProgressAnd so it is today!

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Only this Village called Morality is now a full-grown city!

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Yes, a great portion of today’s Christendom has become just that! The City of Morality!

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And there are many Christians who, like Bunyan’s pilgrim, have been duped by that old deceiver, Worldly Wiseman!

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Oh yes, wouldn’t you know it! Worldly Wiseman is still around!

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And still, he’s busily misdirecting simple-minded Christians into going to the City of Morality instead of continuing onward and upward to Zion, the City of God!

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“GO SELL THAT THOU HAST…AND COME FOLLOW ME!”

Matthew 19:21

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When Jesus called His disciples, there was no half-hearted commitment on their part. It is written of them… “And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed Him.” Luke 5:11

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Here is seen the totalitarian nature of the Gospel. Jesus has no interest in preserving some portion of this selfish world. He is not interested in compromising with selfishness. And selfishness is what this world is all about! And it must be completely vanquished!

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Jesus Discourses with His Disciples – James Tissot – by Brooklyn Museum – by Wikipedia – Public Domain

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“THE WHOLE WORLD LIETH IN WICKEDNESS”

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shoppers_on_Dundas,_near_Yonge.jpgListen… “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” 1st John 2:15-17   

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Here above is seen the total depravity of this world of selfish pleasures and ambitious pursuits: “And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.” 1st John 5:19

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Yes, the entire world system “lieth in wickedness”, as John, the Apostle puts it. We just don’t realize how much selfishness permeates these seemingly “harmless and “innocent” pleasures and pursuits of the world!

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Shoppers in Toronto – Wikimedia – share-alike license

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“TURN IN HITHER…STOLEN WATERS ARE SWEET!”

Proverbs 9:16, 17

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Castillo_de_Disneyland.jpgNevertheless, that “serpent of old”, the great deceiver carries on his cunning artifice against the people of God. And that old “worldly wiseman” is busily calling out to all those simple ones in the church-world to come and enjoy the so-called “innocent” pleasures and ambitious pursuits which are so abundant in today’s state-of-the-art, cornucopian super-society.

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Yes, that master deceiver has given this evil world a complete make-over, almost making it seem at times, like a theme-park Wonderland, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Inside_The_Peacocks_-_geograph.org.uk_-_601408.jpgAdventureland, Dreamland, Frontierland, etc….

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And in his role as the modern-day “False Prophet”, Satan has enjoyed great success in drawing away church-goers from the true and pure Gospel, back into the world, as they attempt to have Heaven while still clinging to the earth.

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Castle of Disney – Wikipedia – Public Dom

Shopping Mall – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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“SUPPOSING THAT GAIN IS GODLINESS”

1st Timothy 6:5

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And perhaps one of Satan’s greatest deceptions is to sell the false notion that a Christian can achieve some type of earthly dream-life and still remain on the upward, Heavenward sojourn out of this “City of Destruction” world.

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But that is not possible! Just the opposite! Satan (whose title in 2nd Corinthians 4:4 is, “the god of this world”) has made sure that only those who are willing to trade away their souls for a piece of this world will find peace and prosperity here…“Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.” Psalm 73:12 

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Yes, this modern-day Worldly Wiseman is promising a life of affluence, advantage, and earthly pleasure if only the faithful church-goer will simply pinch off a little piece of this world and offer it on the altar of his or her selfish desires! That’s all that it takes to worship his Satanic Majesty!

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“BUT IF ANY PROVIDE NOT FOR HIS OWN…HOUSEHOLD…IS WORSE THAN AN INFIDEL!”

1st Timothy 5:8

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Now of course, those with families must live and work and provide for the needs and contentment and even the happiness of their household! And as long as it is still poshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Flight_of_the_Prisoners.jpgsible to do this, the true worshiper of God must not neglect his duties. And if that Christian has a spouse and children who love this present world, he or she will probably be required to devote much time and energy in providing the things of this world to make them happy.

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But make no mistake! All those true Christians with wayward family members will be crying out, day and night that God will bless them and deliver them all out of this Babylonish captivity, so that the entire family can come along up that gently ascending pathway to the Celestial City of God, forever leaving this doomed planet, as Bunyan called it, “The City of Destruction”.

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

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TO READ PART 9, CLICK HERE…November 3 (The City of Morality, Part 9: “Living The Dream!” CONTINUED)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Drive out all my foolish earthly desires! Purify my heart. Give me the mind of Christ, so that I too can become a 100% seeker of Christ…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…March 1st (A Designer Jesus!) or you can also read… May 25 (The Natural Man’s Prosperity Gospel, Part 2: “Peace, Prosperity, Health & Family Values”)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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THE SEEKER (THE SADDUCEE)

 

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LOCATING THIS 3RD FACE

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The 3rd face of the Moon is a bit more difficult to locate, because it is mostly upside down. But this photo and this sketch (below right) are how this face would appear if it was turned right side up. (In the southern hemisphere, however, this is how the full Moon actually appears.)

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The 3rd face is the most difficult to see in the northern hemisphere, but once you do, it then becomes easy. This face is like a furry creature of the field. Maybe a rabbit. Maybe a squirrel. Perhaps a chipmunk. Probably a mouse. All “seekers”; all foragers and scavengers.

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And while this picture shows this little “beast of the field” right side up, this 3rd face is always pretty much in an upside-down position.

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The other two faces appear right-side-up, and are easier to locate. This photo and this sketch are both turned around to help you see this 3rd face easily. This enhanced sketch to the above right is merely to help you to see this face more easily. (As already stated, this 3rd face appears right side up in the southern hemisphere.)

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LOCATING 3rd FACE AT BEGINNING OF NIGHT

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But this sketch here to the right is how this 3rd face actually appears when the Full Moon is in the east, at the beginning of night, in the northern hemisphere. But all you can readily see is this 1st face. 

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What you must do to see the 3rd face is to tilt your head to the right, 90 degrees.

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Do you see it? (You may find it easier if you just turn your screen on its left side, if you are using a laptop. But please don’t do anything to put your computer in jeopardy!)

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The easiest time of the month to actually see this face is when the Full Moon is in the east, just after dark. It then can be seen by tilting your head 90 degrees to the right.  But as night progresses, the Moon rotates clockwise, until this face is completely upside down, as the Moon works its way to the west.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Moon into Blood Trilogy: 3rd Face: The Sadducee Seeker

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TOMORROW:

November 2 (Planet Earth, Devil’s Island, Part 9: “Planet Earth: Bizzaro World!”)

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