Daily Devotional, Year 4 – April 22 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 24: “Satan, the Great Puppet-Master!”)

By admin On January 26th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – April 22

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The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 24: “Satan, the Great Puppet-Master!”

To read more of this “Devil Made Me Do It” series, click here… October 13th (The Devil Made Me Do It!)

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“Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world,

according to the prince of the power of the air,

the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:”

Ephesians 2:2

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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!”

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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 people of this world, by laughingly saying…“The Devil made me do it! 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 world’s inhabitants to do a great amount of things!

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After all, the above signature verse reveals a truth that practically nobody realizes nor accepts! It is perhaps the most egregious truth in all of the Bible!

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And this above 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! To admit 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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THE UNSEEN BATTLE RAGES ALL AROUND US!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianandapollyon.jpgWe live in a world in which the armies of both Heaven and Hell are unseen and extremely low-profile.

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Heaven has its reasons for doing this, and Hell has its own reasons for virtually erasing itself out of existence. Heaven’s reasons are true and upright while Hell’s are evil and deceptive!

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And so, it has been relatively easy for Satan, “the god of this world” to propagate this false ideology known as atheism.

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Christian and Apollyon – Pilgrim’s Progress – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST DWELLS WITHIN THE HUMAN RACE

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But make no mistake! While Satan and his fellow angels are very invisible to mankind, we should never get the idea that they are just sitting around. No, they are now actively http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:People_on_Times_Square.jpgworking “in the children of disobedience” (see Ephesians 2:2, 3).

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Listen to this very revealing passage from Ephesians 2:2…“Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:”

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Here, God, through the hand of Paul exposes the extent to which the spiritual powers of Hell have in the lives of this world’s inhabitants: “the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:”

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

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“HEREBY WE KNOW THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH AND THE SPIRIT OF ERROR’

1st John 4:6

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Wow! What a frightening verse! Satan’s spirit actually works “in” the children of disobedience!

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And this, plus other similar passages reveal that this is so! The spirit of Antichrist indwells the unsaved human race! Not only so, but that spirit “now works” in the earth’s inhabitants!

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This revelation explains a whole lot about why this world seems to be orchestrated so well in many ways.

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Castle of Disney – Wikipedia – Public Dom

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THE IMAGE THAT SPEAKS

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For example, just look how the inventions of television, Internet, radio, newspapers are http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TV_highquality.jpgincreasingly becoming the standard in the lifestyles of the human race! Even throughout the third-world nations, these devices are popping up like the proverbial mushrooms!

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Is all this just an accident?

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No, it wasn’t an accident!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Berlin-neukoelln_satellite-dishes_20050314_p1010596.jpgAfter all, the Bible foretold of this very day…“And he (the 2nd Beast) had power to give life unto the image of the (1st) beast, that the image of the (1st) beast should both speak…” Revelation 13:15

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Never before in history has there existed an image that was given life and the given the ability to speak!

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But this invisible world-ruler is carrying out his master-plan to form his end-time assault upon the world, but especially upon God’s people.  

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TV – highquality – Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

Berlin neukoelln – TV satellite dishes – Wikimedia – C.C. Share-alike License

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WORLD-WIDE MASS-INDOCTRINATION NOW POSSIBLE

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But now, via television, radio, and Internet, the unseen agencies of evil have a giant megaphone, so to speak, in which to broadcast their hellish lies and deceptions into the homes and into the hearts of men, women, and children everywhere!

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And so, it would be very naive for anyone to get the notion that all this world’s daily events are just the products of human effort!

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No way! Satan is the great puppet-master! He leaves nothing up to chance!

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And as Christians, “we are not ignorant of his devices!” (2nd Corinthians 2:11)

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THE WHOLE WORLD TAKEN CAPTIVE!

(see 2nd Timothy 2:26)

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And so, don’t imagine for a moment that the people and events we witness each day are just happen-stance!

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No, the people of this fallen world are captives and prisoners of Satan. His Antichrist spirit is now working in them.

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And they surround God’s people on every side, working their deceptive ways to destroy God’s people as far as they possibly can!

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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Well, the Good News is, we don’t have to be “useful pawns” in Satan’s giant chess-game called “Planet Earth”. No, it is still “the day of Salvation!” (Isaiah 49:8 & 2nd Corinthians 6:2) And there is still time to turn with all our heart to the One who is able to save all those who truly call upon His Name!

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And very soon, we will be delivered out of this sad and sin-sick world, into the long-awaited Promised Land, far out of the reach of the Enemy of Souls!

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And no more will we be subjected to this Puppet-Master who orchestrates all the daily goings-on in this world, surrounding us with all his “useful pawns” who dance and sing and act, and tell us jokes, and entertain us, and slap us on the back, and make us think they are our friends!

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No, the Land that awaits us will truly be a land of liberty and freedom and joy in which we will be happy forevermore, and will never grow old!

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The River Of The Water Of Life by H. Melville – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 25, CLICK HERE…April 23 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 25: “Satan, the Great Puppet-Master!” CONTINUED)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be wise as a serpent regarding this very deceptive world. Let me not be ignorant of Satan’s devices, nor of his power over this world… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… November 23 (The Two Spirits In The World) or you can also read this shorter article…March 13th (Planet Earth: Devil’s Island!)

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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… 

April 23 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 25: “Satan, the Great Puppet-Master!” CONTINUED)

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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 chapter of the audio book about the Gospel of Jesus Christ in His life and ministry.

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Chapter 68 – In the Outer-Court

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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 #163, 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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