Daily Devotional, Year 4 – April 23 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 25: “Satan, the Great Puppet-Master!” CONTINUED)

By admin On January 26th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – April 23

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

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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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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SATAN, THE GREAT PUPPET-MASTER!

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In yesterday’s devotional (click here), the Devil, being called, “the god of this world” in 2nd Corinthians 4:4 was put forth as an evil puppet-master, controlling and orchestrating so much of the goings on in this world.

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Oh yes, God is ultimately in control, and only permits Satan to work within the parameters which Bible prophecy lays out, concerning his workings of deception and evil. And Satan must get permission before he can do anything.

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WORLDLY ROLE-MODELS?

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But today’s devotional will attempt to hone in on the world of entertainment, and how and why things are done in that sphere.

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Whether it’s the television or movie industry, or the sports world, or the music industry, or any other area of entertainment, the “god of this world” makes sure that the earth’s inhabitants have many role-models to look up to and admire.

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“ARE YOU GOOD ENOUGH!?”

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Yes, this world, whether overtly or covertly, presents a challenge to the onlooking multitudes who indulge in various fields of entertainments: can you do it?

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“Are you talented enough?

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Tough enough?

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Smart enough?

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Rich enough?

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fast enough?”

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And that wily serpent of old knows exactly how to fill the hearts of his loyal subjects with jealousy. He knows how to make us covet what these world-class entertainers have achieved.

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And that’s exactly why he raises up these “stars” of the sports and entertainment industries: to make us burn with lust as we attempt to emulate these modern-day idols..

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James Bond – by SteveBancroft – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 4.0 – cropped photo

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CHOSEN TO JOIN SATAN’S ARMY

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But the big point of today’s devotional is to reveal that it is no accident that certain individuals https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wax_Museum_Plus_%286344771051%29.jpgattain to stardom in their own particular field.

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It is “the god of this world” who carefully and precisely chooses the ones that he raises up to be his front-men (and women) in this or that area of the sports and entertainment world.

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And with the advent of television, radio, Internet, and the printed media, Lucifer’s ability to parade his human idols before the onlooking public is a thousand-fold more powerful and effective that in previous eras.

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Elvis – Wax Museum – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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SATAN INCITES LUST AND ENVY

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And just think about all the youngsters around the world who see these famous ones and burn in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGtheir hearts to someday achieve greatness! So sad and very tragic!

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But what few people realize is, that unless one has been chosen to be a mega-star, there really isn’t any possibility of achieving fame and fortune in these fields of entertainment. It’s already been decided by the rulers of the darkness of this world!

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And as already mentioned, God is the One who allows Satan to use this or that person for his own evil purposes.

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

 

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USEFUL PAWN FOR SATAN?

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Howard_Hughes_piloting_Spruce_Goose.jpgBut why in the world would anyone want to knowingly become a front-man for Satan in the first place?

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After all, even if you happened to be one of his ‘chosen ones’, all it would mean is that you would become his useful pawn to deceive earth’s inhabitants, mis-leading them further into sin and destruction!

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And when Satan was finished using you, he would merely discard you, replacing you with a newer, younger one in your place!

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Howard Hughes piloting Spruce Goose – Wikimedia – Creative Commons license

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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Well, the Good News is that anyone who desires to turn to Jesus can become a superstar in the eyes of Heaven! Oh no, you won’t be adored by this world. But you will be loved by all the heavenly host.

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And those who do turn away from this world’s glory, seeking Heaven’s glory will never be discarded and replaced! No, you will live forever in the wonderful Promised Land, where this world of idolatry and lust will be forever destroyed!

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

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TO READ THE NEXT PART OF THIS LITTLE SERIES, CLICK HERE…April 28 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 26: “Who Really Blew Up The Twin Towers?”)

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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…

Daily Devotional, Year 4 – April 24 (A 3-Fingered Judgment-Day, Part 10: “Every Man…His Labor…(Is) The Gift of God” 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 69 – On the Mount of Olives

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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 #164, 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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