Mazda

By admin On February 18th, 2019

1990 Mazda B2200 4-cylinder pickup

with small back seats and camper

 

POSITIVES

Starts up pretty easy (replaced the starter several times recently. My mechanic guarantees his work, so last replacement was free).

Radiator just flushed at Radiator King on Washburn Way & Onyx.

New shocks 6 months ago.

Battery is still pretty strong I think.

Lights work well (replaced the lights switch on the column about a year ago, because it would go off and on sometimes).

Tires all in good condition, I think.

New belts just put on (old belts were squealing).

Engine rebuilt about 50,000 mile or so, ago. Compression seems to be okay, as far as I can tell.

Radiator replaced about the same time.

Has been a good road vehicle (broke down once, 12 years ago, on a trip to Salem when alternator went out).

Replacement parts are fairly inexpensive.

Has separate wheels for snow tires (tires from Walmart).

The summer tires are Toro’s from Les Schwab which allows you to have them changed to snow each winter and back again in spring for free (wish I had also bought the snow tires at Schwab’s).

Has spare key duct-taped to front bumper.

Stereo is only about a year or two old. CD player only used several times. Has stereo jack for Mp3, or whatever, and another jack for memory stick.

Should get about 20-22 miles per gallon in town. Runs well on regular.

 

NEGATIVES

Front driver’s seat somewhat torn, and driver’s seat doesn’t recline. You may wish to recover/replace driver’s seat.

Had a bad oil leak, but is okay for now. Seal or two may need to be replaced sooner or later.

Carburetor has been kind of noisy for the past dozen or more years. Makes clicking noise. But my mechanic told me it would be rather costly to replace ($600 or so), so I never did.

Driver’s window hard to roll up when raining.

Screws come loose from glove box latch every now and then. May want to put some loc-tite or similar product on screws.

Catalytic converter replaced 50,000 miles ago, but is dirty, but still okay according to my mechanic. (A few road trips might be good to burn out any build-up).

Gas gauge hasn’t worked for years, but I fill up about at 200+ miles, which has been a livable situation. You may wish to get that fixed. It takes about 15.5 gallons to fill.

In the summer it goes almost empty at 270 miles (probably goes empty at 300 or so miles, maybe less), but in winter at about 220-250 miles because I warm up the truck for 10 minutes or so each morning. Almost ran out of gas about four tanks ago, when gas gauge got stuck for some reason. This has only happened one time in 23 years as I can remember, but is something to beware of. Maybe you should fill tank at 150 miles to avoid any future problems. Anyway, it’s better for the engine to keep gas tank full, or so they say.

Wipers on driver’s side come loose sometimes, and should be replaced (or possibly just put on correctly). I just keep them on low and they don’t come off (“My-bad!”)

Window washer stopped working about 10 years ago. May want to have that fixed. (again, “My-bad!”).

First thing in morning the new starter sometimes makes short grunting noise for a second when starting. Not sure what that’s about?

The heater-fan doesn’t work on the highest setting, for some reason, but just had it fixed because fan off/on switch stopped working altogether about two months ago. But my mechanic couldn’t get highest setting to work, probably because I had an amateur mechanic “fix” it about a year ago.

There is a stain on back seat which I’m pretty sure is from a bottle of car wash I had in back-seat this last year. Hopefully will come off with simple shampooing.

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REASON FOR SELLING

I have another vehicle with camper and am planning on possibly traveling this next year. Otherwise I might have just kept this little truck as it has been a great little dependable and economical vehicle. I would probably have had the seals replaced, and just kept driving it. But I have another truck and really don’t need two.

I’m selling it for only $600 to allow you to put some money into it if necessary and still have an inexpensive second vehicle.

If you decide to not buy it, I might sell it for a few hundred dollars more (it cost me $100 for new title). And now that it stopped leaking, it is more desirable for potential buyers. But even if you have to spend $400-$600 (or even more) to replace seals, I think it would be worth the money.

Nevertheless, I’m selling it “as-is”. So once you buy it, it’s your’s.

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Daily Devotional, Year ???? . . . . Apocalypse NOW! Part 23: “The Torment of a Scorpion!”

By admin On February 18th, 2019

 

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Apocalypse NOW! Part 23: “The Torment of a Scorpion!” 

To read Part 1, click here…AUGUST 3 (Apocalypse Now! Part 1: Silencing the Gospel!)

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“And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:” Revelation 14:9, 10

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Have you ever been stung by a scorpion? They say it is very painful but not lethal. But to look upon a scorpion is about as unnerving as getting stung by one!

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Well, the Bible has something to say about scorpions…”And to them (the Revelation 9:1-11 composite locust/scorpion-like beasts) it was given that they should not kill them (men who do not have the seal of God in their foreheads), but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
Rev 9:6  And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.” Revelation 9:5, 6

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Now, why in the world would God wish to torment men who were lost for eternity? Because this is the general consensus within today’s theological circles.

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But listen to how the Bible describes the wicked…Job 21:7  Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?…Job 21:9  Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them…Job 21:13  They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.”

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Yes, as this above passage reveals, as do other similar passages…The unsaved do not get punished like God’s people do… “Psa_73:12  Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.”

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No, this Revelation Chapter 9 scenario concerns God’s people who have not been fully consecrated to God.

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“THOU IN FAITHFULNESS HAST AFFLICTED ME”

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Listen to Psalm 119:67, 71, 75…“Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept Thy Word…It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn Thy statutes…I know, O LORD, that Thy judgments are right, and that Thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.”

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There is no purpose for God to afflict those who are eternally lost. Listen to this next verse from Psalm 73:3-5…“For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm. They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.”

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianandapollyon.jpgIn this above passage is revealed that affliction is not for those who are of the world.

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But this same Psalmist saw that the wicked seem to have such a nice peaceful existence, while this Psalmist complained about his own self…“For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.” Psalm 73:14

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Yes, the Psalmist was envious at those who prospered in the world, while he himself was afflicted seemingly every morning!

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

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 This massive constellation is comprised of the various constellations on this website“GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES”

2nd Peter 1:4

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And so, with all these truths in mind, we may rejoice in our sufferings, all the while clinging to the following great and precious promise…“Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:6

Sign of the Son of Man Constellation – made of the various constellations on this website

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TO READ PART 24, CLICK HERE…February 11 (Apocalypse NOW! Part 24: “Ellen White On God’s People Being Delivered”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Strengthen my faith that I may endure the fiery trials which are just now coming upon the horizon for God’s people… 

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… April 7 (Apocalypse NOW! Part 16: “Perfect Peace In The Fire!” (CONTINUED)), or you can also read this next article…AUGUST 9 (Apocalypse Now! Part 2: “Tormented With Fire!”) or you can also read…October 26 (Apocalypse NOW! Part 23: “Tormented With Fire!” CONTINUED), or you can also read…AUGUST 25 (Revelation 9, Part 2: Scorpions)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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THE WOMAN ON THE ALTAR CONSTELLATION

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before Thee as incense;

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as the evening sacrifice.”

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Psalm 142:2

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LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION…

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This “Golden Altar” Constellation is only seen in winter through spring, in mid-sky.  It is to the south of the “Fleeing Woman Constellation” (AKA Ursa Major  or The Big Dipper).

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The “Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12” Constellation is in the northeastern sky in this sketch. You would be facing east and looking very high up almost to mid-sky to see this constellation group this way. The altar is farther south but still in the eastern sky. This altar itself is commonly known as Leo Major“, with the smoke rising beingLeo Minor“.

 

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A little farther down this page is the sketch of this same constellation in the latter part of winter, when you look at them facing westward. You will notice that what looked like Gospel seed being cast from her left hand and left foot (see “Woman of Revelation 12-The Fleeing Woman” article for explanation of casting “Gospel Seed”) now appears like smoke or incense rising from the altar. It is not clear why the altar is sideways in back of the Woman. It would make more sense if it were directly under the Woman. However, the Lord must have some spiritual truth to convey concerning this odd positioning of the Altar. The 7 Stars (Big Dipper) is easy to see with its very bright 7 stars. But the Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) must be seen on a dark starry night, away from city lights.

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THE ZODIAC CONSTELLATION NAMES

It is not the purpose of www.theheavensdeclare.net to give any validity to the Zodiac or any pagan deities. But the common names of many constellations (such as Scorpio or Sagittarius, etc.), must be given, solely for the purpose of locating them on star-charts.

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Woman of Revelation 12, (“The Woman on the Altar”)

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Daily Devotional, Year ???? . . . . We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood! Part 3, “Political Correctness: Christo-phobia?”

By admin On February 18th, 2019

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We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood! Part ?, “Political Correctness: Christo-phobia?”

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

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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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Yes, with the absolute hatred and persecution and murders of Christians throughout most of the New Testament era and the current Christian persecution in the Middle East (and even a growing antipathy here in the Western nations), you would think that today’s Christianity would qualify for a politically protected status.

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But alas, Christianity does not qualify for the seal of approval from the overlords of political-correctness (whoever they are!).

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MANY CHRISTIANS DELUSIONAL?

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Even some self-appointed authority wrote a somewhat ambiguous article about Christophobia in Wikipedia, writing in somewhat double-speak, that it was “usually” the product of a delusional class of Christians who imagine themselves the victims of such persecution…

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“Christophobia is the irrational fear or hatred of Christianity or Christians. While Christophobia is a real thing, it is usually used as a snarl word by some Christians with a persecution complex and (at most) only a passing familiarity with reality. There’s probably a good overlap with the people who claim there’s a liberal bias in the media. For whatever reason, the term hasn’t really caught on well as more verbose alternatives such as ‘anti-Christian bias.'”

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Can you believe this guy? Does he have any idea of how many Christians are currently dying for their faith around the world?

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Does this guy think that other “politically-correct phobias” are likewise irrational, as he is accuses “some Christians with a persecution complex” of being? Probably not!

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“No man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark”https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anti-Christian_sign_in_Federal_Plaza_Chicago.jpg

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But even right here in this supposed,”Christian-friendly” nation, just ask those cake-bakers, T-shirt slogan-printers, and other businesses who are suffering legal troubles and even job-loss, because of their beliefs: ask these people if their Christianity is being challenged by this growing Christian animosity and intolerance in our land.

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“Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you”

Matthew 24:9

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Avvakum_by_Myasoyedov.jpegAnd Jesus warned us through the Apostle, John…“Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.” 1st John 3:13 

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Yes, the world hates us, and will ultimately try to stamp us out, as they once did during the Dark Ages.

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So don’t hold your breath about Christians ever reaching any politically protected status in this world!

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That day will never come!

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“We wrestle…against…forces…spiritual wickedness in high places”

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But, as Christians all know (or should know), the Bible reveals the true source of our troubles…”Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianandapollyon.jpgagainst the wiles of the devil. 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 6:11   

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Yes, it’s not actually the people of this world who are self-inspired to hated and persecute Christians. No, but rather, Satan, “the god of this world” is the true overlord of political-correctness!

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“Good News From A Far Country!”

Proverbs 25:25

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But the Good News is, that One came into this world to save humanity, who was persecuted and murdered by those who were true Christo-phobics!

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And Jesus promises us…“These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

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With such great and precious promises as this, who cares if we never get protection from the world!? 

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TO READ PART 4, GO HERE…August 5 (We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood! Part 4: “Satan’s Army: The World!”)

 

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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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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “How To Be Hidden in the Day of Wrath”, or you can also read… “March 28th (Taking Back This Nation For God!)”

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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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In the summer night-sky, Just as this passage

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

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Daily Devotional, Year ???? . . . . Cease Ye From Man! Part 15: “Trust Ye Not In A Friend!”

By admin On February 13th, 2019

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Cease Ye From Man! Part 15: “Trust Ye Not In A Friend!”

To read Part 1, click here… “August 21st (Cease Ye From Man!)”

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“Trust ye not in a friend,

put ye not confidence in a guide:

keep the doors of thy mouth

from her that lieth in thy bosom.

For the son dishonoureth the father,

the daughter riseth up against her mother,

the daughter in law against her mother in law;

a man’s enemies are the men of his own house. 

Therefore I will look unto the LORD;

I will wait for the God of my salvation:

my God will hear me.”

Micah 7:5   

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It has been reported that Julius Caesar’s last words were “Et tu Brute?” as he saw his young protege, Markus Brutus, numbered among his assassins. In other words, he was startled that his supposed beloved and trusted friend would actually betray him.

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And most people are familiar with the historical account of Jesus being betrayed with a kiss by His Disciple, Judas Iscariot.

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There is a old adage in the political world which says, “If You want a friend in Washington (D.C.), get a dog!”

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Yes, Washington DC probably sees more high-profile backstabbings than any other American city.

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But Washington is not the only place in which one must be on guard against being betrayed by supposed friends.

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Listen to Scripture… “Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man’s enemies are the men of his own house. Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. ” Micah 7:5-7

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So here is a warning from God to Christians, that we cannot place our trust in a friend.

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But there is one friend we can depend upon.

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Listen…”…Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.” Micah 7:5-7

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Now, is God telling us to not have any friends? Is He warning us to not take a spouse?

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Not necessarily. He is only warning us to not be surprised if we are betrayed by those we love.

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There is only one Being in the universe who will never betray us. That, of course, is God.

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God can bring us a friend. And God can remove a friend.

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Jer_9:4  Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to spend my remaining time on earth, studying and meditating on Your Word, as much as I possibly can. Help me to become fully engaged in the purification process of my heart…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…How To Be Hidden in the Day of Wrath or you can also read… “MARCH 26 (The Whisperer: No Gossips In Heaven!)”

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE MILKY WAY RUNS THROUGH

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THIS HOLY-GHOST-RIDER

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Now one thing that is noticeable and makes this constellation even more dramatic, is the fact that the Milky Way runs right through it. And the question that must be asked is, “What biblical implications does this constellation/Milky Way connection have?” Well, very simply put, if stars represent Believers, then this rider works in the world through His True-Worshippers, to a great extent.

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WHY IS THIS CONSTELLATION SO INCOMPLETE IN APPEARANCE

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So why is this constellation merely an outline? Well it does show his back, rear end and leg…and arm. But unlike, say, Orion, this constellation is very vague, even mysterious in appearance. Almost vacant in appearance. Yes this horseman represents Christ. But even more than this, it represents the Holy Spirit of Christ. And as we all know, the Holy Spirit is very, very, un-intrusive, almost impossible to detect His presence.

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation”

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How To Keep The Sabbath, Part 5: “How To Prepare For The Sabbath”

By admin On February 8th, 2019

 

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How To Keep The Sabbath, Part 5: “How To Prepare For The Sabbath”

To read Part 1, click here…Daily Devotional, Year 3 – September 28 (How To Keep The Sabbath, Part 1: “Finding Rest Unto Your Souls!”)

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The Old Testament sets down rules for how to prepare for the Sabbath Day. Some of these rules are set forth in the Exodus 20:8-10 rendering of the 4th Commandment…  “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates…”

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Okay, so in this 4th Commandment, the child of God is to cease from labor, but also his entire household is to cease from labor, including his livestock.

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And so, by implication, the Sabbath-keeper is to make all necessary preparations, prior to the Sabbath, so that no work should be performed on that holy day.

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As a matter of fact, five times in the four Gospels, the day of preparation is spoken of. And if one looks back in the Book of Exodus, the children of Israel were commanded to gather twice as much manna bread on the day prior to the Sabbath, so that there were to be no gatherings on the holy day. Later on a Hebrew man was even stoned to death for merely gathering sticks on the Sabbath! (see Numbers 15:33)

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And so, the preparation for the Sabbath Day was obviously a very important duty for every God-fearing man, woman, and child!

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As a matter of fact, most present-day Sabbath-keepers will attempt to do all their menial chores prior to the setting of the sun at the beginning of the Sabbath.

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Well, this devotional will not attempt to persuade anyone as to whether to esteem one day above another, or to esteem every day alike. “Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind!” (Romans 14:5)

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But no matter how the Reader views the Sabbath, preparing for a literally a 24-hour-per-week rest, or for a 24/7/365 spiritual rest in Jesus, there needs to be a spiritual preparation in both cases.

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In other words, all Believers must prepare to keep that Sabbath day holy, either literally or spiritually. And the preparation required should be along these lines. Since no work should be done on the Sabbath, the Believer should gather twice as much manna on the preparation day. That is, to cease from our labors requires us to hide God’s Manna (His Word) in our hearts. After all, the works we really need to cease from, that we might keep the Sabbath truly holy, are the works of the flesh: “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness…” Galatians 5:19

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Yes, this kind of gathering of hidden manna is required by all who dare take the name of Jesus on our lips. And as Psalm 119:11 exhorts,  “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.”  This is where the manna of God’s Word is to be hidden: in our hearts!

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But to make this kind of preparation, we likewise should have a clean house for our spiritual rest. And so, the Most Holy Place of the heart is first place we need to do our house-keeping: removing all the dusty and musty old world-loving clutter from our home and scrubbing all the man-uttered grafitti from the walls of our Most Holy Place: such a heart-cleansing will make room for us to replace the old with the new.

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Well, you get the idea. In other words, the Bible is a spiritual Book. And whether or not the Reader attempts to keep “the letter of the law” or “the spirit of the law”, Jesus commands us…”Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

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Here is the Sabbath-keeping that all true worshipers of God must engage if we ever hope to truly find rest and holiness. And to sit daily at the feet of Jesus and learn of Him will bring us into a rest unto our souls and a peace which surpasses all understanding! Every day of the week! 24/7!

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http://christianimagesource.com/prophet_jeremiah_g341-prophet_jeremiah__image_2_p2281.htmlTHE READER IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO LISTEN TO THIS 25-MINUTE AUDIO BIBLE STUDY IN THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH CONCERNING “CARRYING A BURDEN ON THE SABBATH DAY”. THIS AUDIO STUDY, CONDUCTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING EXPLAINS THE SPIRITUAL NATURE OF THE SABBATH…

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ABOVE PAINTING: The Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Please do a work in me to drive out the works of the flesh from my heart… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… DECEMBER 19 (Noble Bereans, Part 19: “Re-thinking Ellen White Regarding The Mark of the Beast & The Sunday Sabbath”) or you can also read…DECEMBER 15 (Noble Bereans, Part 10: Re-thinking Harold Camping Regarding His Doctrinal Error of the Sunday Sabbath)

 

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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The heavens declare the glory of God,

and the firmament sheweth His handiwork!

Psalm 19:1

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THE SIGNS OF HEAVEN

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And speaking of glittering diamonds, just go outside on any clear and dark night and behold the glittering diamonds of the Signs Of Heaven!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpg

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Yes, like precious jewels, these heavenly signs sparkle brightly as they proclaim the precious truths of God’s Word.

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And those who are willing to devote themselves to unceasing prayer and constant meditation of God’s Word, will begin to locate these heavenly messengers!

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So why not put away our vain search for earthly treasures and begin to search for the everlasting riches found throughout the Bible, and now to also seek after those precious gem-stones that God is revealing in the heavens…

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Starry Night at La Silla – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Running The Christian Race (Part 2, Sensual Music)” 

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TOMORROW

Year 3, august 14 – Ellen White and Harold Camping on Sunday worship Being the Mark of the Beast

By admin On February 8th, 2019

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Over the last 100+ years, Ellen White has been greatly criticized for her teachings concerning Sunday worship being the Mark of the Beast.

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And from a quick glance at her writings on this, it would seem that indeed she had no biblical basis for such a teaching.

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Even Harold Camping condemned her teachings on this subject.

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The trouble is, that Harold Camping as well as almost the entire Christian world-community have been thoroughly indoctrinated into the idea that the Sunday is the New Testament Sabbath, or Lord’s Day. And so, it is very difficult for church-goers to even consider that perhaps God never made such a change.

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But truth-be-told, the Bible never makes such a change in the Sabbath, nor does it ever say that the 1st Day of the week is the Lord’s Day. As a matter of fact, when speaking of the 7th day, Jesus said…”For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.” Matthew 12:8

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But it is interesting that Camping spoke of churches who teach false doctrines as worshiping Baal. And Baal worship was the false religion which Elijah challenged and defeated on that fateful day atop Mount Carmel.

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And both history as well as the Bible connects Baal worship to the ancient Babylonians…”And the Chaldeans (aka, Babylonians), that fight against this city (Jerusalem), shall come and set fire on this city, and burn it with the houses, upon whose roofs they have offered incense unto Baal, and poured out drink offerings unto other gods, to provoke me to anger.” Jeremiah 32:29

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There are many idols in this idolatrous world. Oh no, not necessarily statues. But Anything can become our idol: our nice automobile, or our extravagant home, and gardens. Sports heroes or music idols can become our idols. Yes, just about anything that we place inordinate affection on, can become an idol to us.

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But also, in the church-world, we are in danger of making idols. Oh yes, in the Old Testament, God’s people were tempted to worship that pagan image dedicated to Baal, the Babylonian sun-god.

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Nations Are Angry: Why be angry in a land of opportunity?

By admin On February 6th, 2019

women’s rights

economic opportunity

righting the racial/indians wrongs of the past

don’t expect your kids to do anything you don’t

By admin On December 20th, 2018

misc. paragraphs

By admin On December 13th, 2018

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THE DESTRUCTION OF SHILOH

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http://christianimagesource.com/prophet_jeremiah_g341-prophet_jeremiah__image_2_p2281.htmlTHE READER IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO LISTEN TO THIS 25-MINUTE AUDIO BIBLE STUDY (#155) FROM THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH, CHAPTER 7 CONCERNING THE CAPTURING OF THE ARK AND HOW IT RELATES TO OUR PRESENT-DAY APOSTASY OF THE CHURCH-WORLD. THIS STUDY IS CONDUCTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING…

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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THE DAY OF THE LORD

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2Pe 3:10  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
2Pe 3:11  Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
2Pe 3:12  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?
2Pe 3:13  Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

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LYING SIGNS AND WONDERS

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http://christianimagesource.com/prophet_jeremiah_g341-prophet_jeremiah__image_2_p2281.htmlTHE READER IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO LISTEN TO THIS 25-MINUTE AUDIO BIBLE STUDY FROM JEREMIAH, CONCERNING FALSE SIGNS AND LYING WONDERS IN TODAY’S APOSTATE CHURCHES. THIS STUDY IS CONDUCTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING…

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ABOVE PAINTING: The Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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“LOVE NOT THE WORLD!”

(read 1st John 2:15-17)

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God, being the Searcher of Hearts, sees how much we inherently love this present, selfish world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Munch_Det_Syke_Barn_1896.jpg

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And so, He must drive out our trust and our love for this evil world of sin, with all its earthy pleasures and proud, ambitious pursuits…“If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him (or her).” (read 1st John 2:15-17).

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Thus, God begins a work in many souls, to drive out that innate earthly love. This  is why God allows suffering, sickness, and many sorrows to come upon us, even from birth to the grave.

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And while it grieves the Lord greatly, to behold suffering, He knows that in the end, these things will purify our hearts, even as precious gold is purified!

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Munch – Det Syke Barn – 1896 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“LOVE NOT THE WORLD!”

(read 1st John 2:15-17)

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But truth-be-told, God, being the Searcher of Hearts, sees how much we inherently love this present, selfish world.

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And so, He must drive out our trust and our love for this evil world of sin, with all its earthy pleasures and proud, ambitious pursuits…“If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him (or her).” (read 1st John 2:15-17).

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Thus, God begins a work in many souls, to root out that innate earthly love. This is one reason why God allowing all this growing hatred and intolerance which we are now seeing around the world.

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And we should not be surprised to see things go completely evil in the coming days.

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And while it grieves the Lord greatly, to behold suffering, He knows that in the end, these things will purify our hearts, even as precious gold is purified!

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ISIS murder – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

Anti-Christian rally in Chicago – Wikimedia

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“SCIENCE, FALSELY SO-CALLED”

1st Timothy 6:20

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Unfortunately for the science community, their credibility has been greatly diminished in those areas in which they contradict the Bible!

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And why have they lost their credibility in these contradicting areas?

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Simple. It has become apparent to true Bible-believers that the so-called Theory of Evolution is a bad hoax, being thrust upon this unbelieving world by misguided professors of this erroneous so-called science.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sterkfontein_Piltdown_man2.jpgBeside all the past frauds perpetrated in the name of Evolution, the ever-mounting evidence against this faulty theory only further confirms the validity and superiority of Scripture.

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And so, because evolutionary science is so blatantly wrong concerning the origin of man, it then casts a dark shadow over the other false notions: notions such as homosexuality and mental illness being the result of abhorrent genes in certain humans. 

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The bottom line is, whenever humans attempt to discredit the Bible by such false sciences as these three, the Bible ultimately and eventually wins out every time. Oh yes, scientists have made many conclusions over the past decades. But the fact is, there has never been the discovery of any hard evidence which, by itself, contradicts the Bible account! Only man’s opinions on these discoveries disagree with the Bible. And only their faulty conclusions dispute God’s infallible Word! 

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Charles Darwin – by John Collier (artist) – www.wikigallery.com – Public Domain

fake skull of Piltdown man hoax – cropped photo – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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“Judge not, that ye be not judged.

Matthew 7:1

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https://www.google.com/search?q=drunkard+wikimedia+commons&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=bahCUf7THqWQ2AXs-oDoAw&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1093&bih=498#imgrc=HeJcFvXRw-h2zM%3A%3BpKsPOsVLla76dM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fupload.wikimedia.org%252Fwikipedia%252Fcommons%252F4%252F47%252FHighbrow_drunkard.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fcommons.wikimedia.org%252Fwiki%252FFile%253AHighbrow_drunkard.jpg%3B1280%3B1024And now that we have finally reached that great and fearful day of God’s Judgment, it is quite possible that those of us who thought that we were better than others just might find ourselves caught in a dramatic role-reversal!

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Yes, the day has arrived in which those of us who looked down our noses at others might just wake up to discover that “I” am now the one begging on the street-corner or “I” am now the drunkard lying in the gutter, etc….

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Highbrow drunkard – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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“And he opened the bottomless pit…And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”

Revelation 9:2  & Matthew 24:12 

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Yes, when the persecution of God’s faithful remnant ceased after the Dark Ages, Satan instead began to embrace the Church, causing us to lay down our spiritual armor and “join in the fun with our newly-acquired ‘friend’, the world”!

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But these “kisses of an enemy” were merely a deceitful trap to render God’s Church ineffectual by our earthly-minded pursuit of the things of this seemingly friendly world. (see Proverbs 27:6)

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And so, O trembling child of faith, don’t be surprised when the world just keeps getting worse and worse!

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Sin is a bottomless pit!

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And, it appears that we are soon going to finally witness sin’s true depths, just prior to Christ’s Return, when He rescues us from all this soon-coming madness!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Unfunny Judgment Day Cartoon – a party tonight – signsofheaven.org

Cannibalism in Russia and Lithuania 1571. – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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SATAN’S COUNTERFEIT ‘LOVE’

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And the god of this world, Satan, is constantly bombarding young people’s minds with overwhelming thoughts and lusts, so that they imagine themselves to be hopelessly lost in love with one-another!

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But this kind of “love” is not genuine, and can disappear just as quickly as it began!

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The Phone Call – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Los_Angeles_Pride_1991_024.jpgSATAN’S COUNTERFEIT ‘LOVE’

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And the god of this world, Satan, is constantly bombarding people’s minds with overwhelming thoughts and lusts, so that they imagine themselves to be a so-called, “homosexual”!

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But this is merely “the prince of the power of the air”, that spirit now working upon human minds to deceive and to enslave them in this, as well as countless other lusts!

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Los Angeles Pride 1991 – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. Attribution: photo by Alan Light

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VILLAINS AND HEROES

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Some decades ago, a publicly disgraced and very unpopular world statesman, being interviewed, made the statement that “some leaders are born to be villains while others are destined to be heroes in the public’s eyes”.

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Certainly “the god of this world” has turned politics into a high-pitched drama, using various political figures as players, casting them as either “villains” or “heroes”.

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And to what ends does this master-deceiver hope to achieve by such sophistry?

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Well, by simply glancing at the ongoing daily political wars, it’s not hard to understand that Satan is working behind the scenes, pulling the strings in such a manner, as to create great political intrigue, thus turning politics into a current-day “spectator sport”. Millions have now become daily devotees to various radio and television talk shows, waiting to hear each new day’s developments.

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And this ongoing drama has its “good guys” and “bad guys”, thus ratcheting up either the favor or disdain for these “actors”.

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Thus, the Enemy of Souls makes gains on two fronts: via the modern media, he has now created a new time-consuming pastime, which intrigues and ensnares multitudes of viewers; and this new snare only ratchets up the anger and rage in the hearts of viewers who willingly witness all the dirty-dealing injustices constantly being committed.  

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Rev 9:5  And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
Rev 9:6  And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

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40 years of wandering

By admin On November 15th, 2018