Daily Devotional, Year 4: April 18 (We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood! Part 7, “How To Catch A Serial Killer”)

By admin On January 26th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4: April 18

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We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood! Part 6, “How To Catch A Serial Killer”

To read part 1, go here…JANUARY 15 (We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood!)

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“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,

but against principalities, against powers,

against the rulers of the darkness of this world,

against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Ephesians 6:12

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Yesterday was the 4th bombing by an unknown serial killer. Hundreds of FBI agents are now employed to discover the identity and location of this mad-man. He must be apprehended! He must be stopped!

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Yes, it is heart-breaking to read about these insane and unthinkable atrocities which seem to be occurring with ever-increasing frequency!

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How can a human being commit such heinous deeds against a fellow human being!? It’s simply beyond most people’s comprehension!

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Boston marathon bombing – Wikipedia – Creative-Commons-2.0

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FLESH AND BLOOD NOT THE ACTUAL ENEMY

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paradise_Lost_3.jpgSo how does the FBI catch such monsters as this current serial bomber?

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Listen…“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12

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Here is the true serial bomber: Satan.

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Gustave Dore – Paradise Lost illustration – Lucifer becomes Satan – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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OUR TRUE ENEMY: SATAN

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGYes, the true culprit in this insane crime-series is not a mere human. It is actually the, “the rulers of the darkness of this world”, as Ephesians 6:12 reveals!

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“Well, that’s probably true and good information.”, someone will undoubtedly say. “But that knowledge doesn’t stop this human mad-man from committing more of these atrocities!”

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No, it doesn’t solve this crime nor stops this killer from committing more murders.

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“IF MY PEOPLE…”

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But the Bible does give the remedy for how to stop this ever-increasing crime-wave which is now escalating on a daily basis.

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Listen… “If I (the Lord) shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people; If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2nd Chronicles 7:13, 14

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We live in a land in which many citizens claim to be Christians. This nation is filled with churches. And yet, 2nd Chronicles seems to be an unfulfilled promise. We live in a unhealed and sin-sick land.

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Pray for Our Nation sign – Wikimedia – Share-alike-lic.

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2ND CHRONICLES: AN UNFULFILLED PROMISE 

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So how can we as a people claim this great and precious promise found in 2nd Chronicles 7:13, 14?

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Well, the obvious answer is, that God’s people must repent and turn to the Lord in fasting and sackcloth!

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That’s the tried-and-true Bible method to attain the mercy and blessing of God.

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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REPENTANCE: AN INDIVIDUAL ACTION

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But we simply cannot wait for the churches to engage in some sort of national http://sfrolov.livejournal.com/repentance.

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No, God now works on a case-by-case basis! True repentance begins when a Christian wipes away the fog from his or her bathroom mirror. In other words, God is only interested in you and I beginning our own personal revival.

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people praying – by Sergei Frolov – Wikipedia – share-alike license

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“TURN YE, TURN YE!”

Ezekiel 33:11

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Listen to God’s curse, and to His prescribed remedy…Turn you at My reproof: behold, I will pour out My spirit unto you, I will make known My words unto you. Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out My hand, and no man https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-081218-M-4507D-001.jpgregarded…I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you…But whoso hearkeneth unto Me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.” (Read entire passage of Proverbs 1:20-33 click here)

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Here is the remedy for a society under the curse of God. And let’s face it folks! If ever there was a society under God’s curse, we are it!

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If ever there was a time for God’s professed people to return to the Lord with fasting and sackcloth (spiritually speaking), it is now!

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And if there was ever a moment for this miserable wretch to get off his lazy-boy recliner and begin to “pray without ceasing” for spiritual revival, this is it!

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Girl Praying – Wikimedia – Public Domain

Prayer – USMC – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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“Ye adulterers and adulteresses,

know ye not that the friendship of the world

is enmity with God?

whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world

is the enemy of God…

Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you.

Cleanse your hands, ye sinners;

and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep:

let your laughter be turned to mourning,

and your joy to heaviness.

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,

and He shall lift you up.”

James 4:4, 8-10

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me spiritual insight, that I might see the true battle! Help me put on my heavenly armor, that I might be a properly fitted soldier in the Lord’s army…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… October 13th (The Devil Made Me Do It!), (Read this entire 16-part series of devotionals), or you can also read… February 2 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 9: “How To Stop the Growing Lawlessness in the Land”)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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SIGN IN HEAVEN

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Well, If you look up and lift up your head, you just might see a wonderful sign, which God spoke about in Revelation 12. It is a constellation of a woman. The ancients only saw it as a great bear. It is commonly known as Ursa Major . It is also known as the 7 Stars (aka, The Big Dipper), but with the addition of various other stars.

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But with the eye of faith, it actually appears as the Revelation 12 Woman. You see, God has placed in the heavens, the symbol of His bride, the Church-Faithful.

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Listen… “And there appeared a great wonder (sign) in heaven; a woman…And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered…And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place… from the face of the serpent. Revelation 12:1, 2, 14.

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TRAVAILING IN SUMMER, FLEEING IN WINTER

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star-chart ursa major

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In the summer night-sky, Just as this passage says, she appears as the woman-in-travail. But in the winter, she flips upside-down, to appear as the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12, just as this passage states. But whether this Virtuous Woman is in labor pains, or fleeing to the mountains, she is the heavenly icon of God’s bride, His Church.

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And now we need to explore how this fleeing woman in the heavens relates to us, the Church. Just like this fleeing woman, we too, need to flee from the wrath to come. But how do we flee? And where do we flee to? Well just read this article and you will find out exactly what the Bible has to say about all this.

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Ursa Major Star-Chart Wikipedia share-alike license

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)”

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TOMORROW…

 

April 19 (Upward, Into the Promised Land! Part 6: “The Temple Cleansed Again”)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumphal_entry_into_Jerusalem#/media/File:Enrique_Simonet_-_Flevit_super_illam_-_1892.jpgTHE DESIRE OF AGES, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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This is a sampler of the audio book about the Gospel of Jesus Christ in His life and ministry.

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Chapter 64 – A Doomed People

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Jesus over Jerusalem – Enrique Simonet Flevit – 1892 – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This recording #159, is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s 90 minute nightly talk shows. This particular program aired in the last few years of his 50 year radio ministry, and includes caller’s questions regarding his teachings on “the end of the church age”…

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 

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