Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 25 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 40: “Christmas With, ‘Another jesus’: Babylonian Holidays”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 25 

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Come Out of Her, My People! Part 40: “Christmas With, ‘Another jesus’: Babylonian Holidays”

To read Part 1, click here… “May 12th (Come Out of Her, My People?)”

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CITY OF CONFUSION

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Babylon was given its name during the building of that infamous Tower of Babylon, because Godhttp://www.creationism.org/images/DoreBibleIllus/aGen1106Dore_TheConfusionOfTongues.jpg confused their speech…

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Listen… “Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.” Genesis 11:9 

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And so, the name, Babylon, actually means, “City of Confusion”.

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by G. Dore’ – The Confusion Of Tongues in Babylon – from www.creationism.org-public domain

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Flight_of_the_Prisoners.jpgCOME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE

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The Bible pronounces a curse upon all those who refuse to, “Come out of Her (Babylon) My people!”

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Yes, upon all those who refuse to join the Exodus out of this “City of Confusion”, the apostate churches, the following sentence is pronounced… “Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”

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

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BABYLONISH HOLIDAYS

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In yesterday’s devotional, this pagan holiday called Christmas, was focused on, and what should be our response to this totally unbiblical holiday.

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Now in years past, God has winked at this man-made addition to His Word. And certainly, the man of God, or the woman of God has no desire to, “rain on the parade” of others, as the saying goes.

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The last thing we want to do is spoil the celebration of others!

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Bringing Home A Christmas Tree – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE!”

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But in response to God’s command to, “Come out of her (Babylon, the apostate churches) My people…”, Christians must come all the way out of spiritual Babylon!

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God is not a compromiser with paganism and worldly philosophies.

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And though “this ignorance God winked at” in past decades, the time to come out of Babylon has fully arrived! (see Acts 17:30 regarding God winking at our ignorance)

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Santa’s Portrait by T. Nast – 1881 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“ANOTHER JESUS”

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One thing to keep in mind is the verse from Psalms 35:9… “verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity (worthless). Selah.

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Yes, there is nothing that Mankind can do that will enhance the effectiveness of the Gospel!

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And so, for us to think that man-made holidays will somehow be a benefit to the Salvation of the Lost, is anti-biblical thinking. 

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“THE WICKED DOTH ENCOMPASS ABOUT THE RIGHTEOUS”

Habakkuk 1:4

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Oh yes, such holidays as Christmas and Easter may bring people into the Church.

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But the fact is, these holidays have an appeal to unconverted minds.

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And so, as we look out across the Christian landscape, it is easily seen that the Church has, over the past decades, filled up with Antichrists, who have, “crept in unawares”! (see Jude 1:4)

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Dear Santa Claus – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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“ADD THOU NOT!”

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Listen to the pure Word of Truth…“Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him. Add thou not unto His words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.” Proverbs 30:5, 6

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Those who truly fear God and put their trust in Him, will tremble at the thought of adding anything to His Word!

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And frankly, these Babylonian holy-days are an addition to His Word, no matter how hard the worldly-portion-of-the-Church tries to deny it!

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IMPOSSIBLE TO DO GOOD!

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And so, this notion that we can somehow turn these unbiblical holidays into a blessing, by witnessing to this lost world during these times, is to deny God’s Word which tells us that, “Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one!” Job 14:4.

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In other words, these holidays are an integral part of this wicked world, and God will not bless the works of men.

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

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ABRAHAM’S PRESUMPTUOUS SIN

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Listen… “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” Romans 3:10-12

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This holiday called Christmas was designed by the apostate churches of early Europe as a means of attracting the world into those fallen churches.

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Therefore, to think that these non-biblical holidays could be a benefit to God’s truth is akin to Abraham and Sarah thinking that they could help God by having a child through that Egyptian woman, Hagar!

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Sarah & Hagar – Foster Bible Pictures – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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But be warned!

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Those who take a stand against the world’s idols will be mocked, derided and accused by the world, as well as by the worldly church! 

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Avvakum burned 1682 by artist Myasoyedov 1897-Wiki Pub-Dom

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“EVEN A FOOL…IS COUNTED WISE…”

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Well, one thing is for sure! Silence is usually the best course to take, when we are unsure about what to do in these “sticky” situations!

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And let’s remember, it is usually the fanatics who make the loudest noise against these holidays!

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And also, we certainly don’t want to make an untrue statement about how we feel about this or that thing or event or person. So silence is usually the safest way to handle difficult situations…

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Listen…“Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.” Proverbs 17:28

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Therefore, considering this above verse from Proverbs, let’s not be like Mr. Ignorance here in this sketch from Pilgrim’s Progress! Don’t be spouting off our foolishness, as he is doing with the two pilgrims!

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“He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.” Proverbs 13:3  

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Pilgrim’s Progress – Converse with Ignorance – Wikimedia – Public Domain

 

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FLEE TO MOUNT SION

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So in conclusion, it is no wonder that God refers to today’s church-world as Mystery Babylon.

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It is filled with error and confusion, but so close to truth, that it becomes difficult to discern the error.

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And these Babylonish holidays make things even more confusing for dedicated Christians! 

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And God is now calling His people to come out of this City of Confusion, and flee to the spiritual Mount Sion, to take their stand with all those who, “follow the Lamb withersoever He goeth.” Revelation 14:4

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

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TO READ PART 41, CLICK HERE…March 2 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 41: “Christianity-Lite!!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the wisdom and grace to keep from spoiling the celebration of others. And yet, give me the knowledge of, and faithfulness to Thy pure Word of truth…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…December 16th (How To Celebrate Christmas), or you can also read…“March 1st (A Designer Jesus!)“

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FLOODWATERS of SATAN

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The Wave Constellation is primarily comprised of the Auriga Constellation plus one star from Taurus, plus one more star.

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winter four constellations

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The Winter Constellations are depicted in this below sketch to the right, and shows this constellation group as they are seen in early winter, as they rise in the eastern skies. The Woman is in the north. The Dragon and Orion are farther south from the Woman.

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WINTER CONSTELLATIONS-SEEN IN FALL: This sketch to the right is how this constellation group appears in the eastern sky in fall. This is the four primary constellations of the Winter Constellations. They can be seen in this position, in the late fall above the eastern horizon. The Woman of Revelation 12 is commonly called Ursa Major or The Big Dipper and appears in the north. Orion the Soldier is the at the bottom is to the south of the Woman. The The Dragon of Revelation Constellation’s mouth isThe Hyades Cluster, and the tip of his tail is Pleiades, and his Wave of Water is primarily the Auriga constellation. The Glorious Horse Constellation  head is of Perseus Constellation and his rear end is Cassiopeia Constellation.

(Editor’s note: It is impossible to make this chart accurate, and visually correct, because the dome effect of the sky makes these constellations look different than they appear when placed on flat paper.)

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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 3 – February 26 (How To Find Perfect Peace, Part 6: “Two Newcomers To Anywhereville!”)

 

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