Daily Devotional, Year 3 – December 30 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 19: “Sleeping To Satan’s Lullabies!”)

By admin On January 12th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – December 30

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The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 19: “Sleeping To Satan’s Lullabies!”

To read the first part of this little series, click here..October 13th (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 1)

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Back in the 1970’s, a certain saying was popularized…“The Devil made me do it! The Devil made me do it!”https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flip_Wilson_-_1970.jpg

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And this was merely mocking Christians, who were seemingly obsessed with pointing the finger at the Devil.

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Then they could all laugh and mock the notion that Satan is a very active and powerful force controlling the peoples of this world, by mockingly saying…“The Devil made me do it!”

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Flip Wilson – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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SATAN, “THE GOD OF THIS WORLD”

2nd Corinthians 4:4

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But the horrifying fact is, the Devil does indeed cause the vast percentage of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGworld’s inhabitants to do a great amount of things!

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After all, Ephesians 2:2 presents a truth that practically nobody realizes or accepts! It is perhaps the most egregious truth in all of the Bible!

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And this verse from Ephesians reveals that Satan is indeed… “the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:”

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And let’s face it! The idea that the entire world’s inhabitants are filled with this evil spirit is more than anybody is willing to accept, much less even admit!

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

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brooklyn_Museum_-_La_Roche_Guyon_-_Theodore_Robinson_-_overall.jpg“SPEAK UNTO US SMOOTH THINGS, PROPHESY DECEITS!”

Isaiah 30:10

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Oh yes, it would be much more pleasant to only read, nice, innocuous, and euphemistic devotionals, like so many other devotionals out there today.

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Unfortunately, with all the many devotionals being published today, the great apostasy in the church-world has not been the least bit abated, but only continues to worsen!

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Woman with Book – Brooklyn Museum – La Roche Guyon by Theodore Robinson – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“ANOINT YOUR EYES WITH EYE-SALVE, THAT YOU MAY SEE!”

Revelation 3:18

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christ_and_the_pauper.jpgThe fact is, it is only by applying the unvarnished and often unpleasant truth about this very dangerously deceptive world, that Christians might become so alarmed as to cause us (yes, including the editor of this website) to fall to our knees (spiritually, not literally) in deep repentance and contrition over our sleepy-eyed and apathetic Laodicean condition.

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Oh that we lukewarm Christians would only apply the Bible’s spiritual eye-salve, that we might begin to see the terrible reality that we are surrounded by evil angels on every hand!

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Christ and the blind Pauper – Mironov – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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“…SAYING PEACE, PEACE, WHEN THERE IS NO PEACE!”

Jeremiah 6:14 & 8:11 

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Avvakum_by_Myasoyedov.jpegDuring the Dark Ages, Christians knew that they were surrounded by evil angels, working in and through the people of the world.

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Yes, the animosity and even the persecution of God’s people was so great and http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dutch_family_bbq.jpgso prevalent, it was hard to deny that they were surrounded by Satan’s visible and invisible armies!

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But in these last moments of time, this society has traded in their pitchforks for meat-forks, and their spears for spatulas.

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And nowadays, instead of burning Christians at the stake, they merely invite them over for burning steaks hot off the barbecue-grill!

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Burned at the stake – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

Barbecue – Dutch family – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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“TAKE HEED…LEST AT ANY TIME YOUR HEARTS BE OVERCHARGED WITH…THE CARES OF THIS LIFE, AND SO THAT DAY COME UPON YOU UNAWARES!”

Luke 21:34

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:People_on_Times_Square.jpgAnd as a result of this new-found “friendship” with the world, Christians have pretty much laid aside our spiritual armor, and have joined in with the world in their seeking after the seemingly endless earthly pleasures and ambitious worldly pursuits currently possible!

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Now for the world, to pursue all the things that this cornucopian super-society has to offer is perhaps just fine!

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After all, this life is very short, and this earth will be their final resting place.

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People on Times Square – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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ENTANGLED ‘WITH THE AFFAIRS OF THIS LIFE’

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-081218-M-4507D-001.jpgBut those who have been called out of this world, have been specially chosen to become soldiers in the Lord’s Army!

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And as Paul so aptly puts it…“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” 2nd Timothy 2:3, 4

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Here is revealed just what is the high and holy calling of every Christian: to be a precisely disciplined soldier in the Lord’s Army.

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Prayer – USMC – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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“…HASTING UNTO…THE DAY OF GOD…”

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And though this discipleship is an ongoing process, we need to follow Peter’s http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgadmonition…“Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, LOOKING FOR AND HASTING UNTO THE COMING OF THE DAY OF GOD, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” 2nd Peter 3:11, 12

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Now if this above passage doesn’t send chills up our spine, nothing will!

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And with such warnings as this, every good soldier in the Lord’s service will hopefully awaken to the peril which secretly looms on every side!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“AND THOUGH THIS WORLD WITH DEVILS FILLED…”

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cheers!_(3162940696).jpgOh that our eyes might be opened, so we could see ourselves actually surrounded by invisible evil-angels, as they work in and through unbelievers: to speak to us, to sing to us, to entertain us, to encourage us to continue on in our world-loving ways!

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If only we could realize that “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against…the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:19

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Yes, our battle is not with humans, but with unseen forces, even as Martin Luther’s song sings, “And though this world, with Devils filled, should threaten to undo us…” (from, “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”)   

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That’s right! This world is indeed filled with devils, unseen evil-angels who indwell the peoples of this, his kingdom, surrounding Christians on every side! And in our naivety, we are mostly ignorant that these invisible spirit-rulers are speaking, singing, encouraging, and entertaining us on a daily basis, all in hopes of derailing us from the great and urgent commission to purify our hearts and conform our lives to the life of Jesus Christ our great Commander! 

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

Announcer with microphone – svg – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

TV – highquality – Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

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“WRITE THE VISION…THAT HE MAY RUN, THAT READETH IT!”

Proverbs 25:25

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Yes, this is the very day of which Habakkuk prophesied, that we must “RUN!”: we must flee to the spiritual mountains of refuge!http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Genesis19-17.jpg

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But O Follower of Jesus, fear not! For of those mountainous strongholds it is written…“And there shall be upon every high (spiritual) mountain, and upon every high hill (of God), rivers and streams of (life-giving) waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers (churches) fall.” Isaiah 30:25 (parenthetical comments by Editor)

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Yes, the Bible assures every fleeing Christian, that “He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks (the Bible): bread (of life) shall be given him; his waters (of grace) shall be sure. Thine eyes shall see the King in His beauty: they shall behold the (Promised) Land that is very far off.” Isaiah 33:16, 17 (parenthetical comments by Editor)

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With such great and precious promises as these, how can we possibly fail!?  

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

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TO READ PART 20, CLICK HERE…Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 31 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 20: “O Lucifer, Son of the Morning!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to prepare for the crisis which is now coming upon this world. Graciously allow me to hide Thy great and precious promises in my heart, that I might stand in this evil day which is already beginning… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…January 26th (Buying & Selling The Gospel), or you can also read this shorter article… August 30 (Image of the Beast, Part 6: “Framing Mischief By A Law!”)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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7 HEADS, 10 HORNS, & 7 CROWNS OF THE DRAGON

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“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” Revelation 12:3 

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In Revelation, the Dragon of Revelation 12 is described as having seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. However, the Dragon Constellation up in the night sky does not.

Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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But God has faithfully created the wave of water, in such a way, as to illustrate this same concept of the seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. Because this wave of water is basically composed of ten stars.

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The main body of the wave has seven stars (#‘s, 1 thru 7). And the tip of the crest of the wave has the other three stars (#’s, 8, 9 & 10). So we have this 7 and 10 numbering. And this gives us a great clue, as to where in the Bible we should look, to find out the riddle as to just what or who do these 7 heads, 10 crowns, and 7 horns represent. Because, the Bible speaks very much about floods and waters as being associated with Satan (the Dragon).

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction

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TOMORROW…

December 31 (TIME TO GET OUT OF DODGE! Part 3: “Time To Jump Ship?”)

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Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

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