Today’s Devotional – November 12th (Are You Suffering From D.C.S.?)

By admin On November 11th, 2013

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals for Year 2”

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – November 12th

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Are You Suffering From D.C.S.?

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Do you see the man standing between these two pilgrims? You probably would never know from looking at him, that he is a carrier of a very deadly and contagious disease!

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Yes, this man (named, “Ignorance”) has a deadly disease which is seldom discussed in public forums. Partly because it’s an embarrassment to have it! And partly because the public is greatly in denial of its existence!

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Yes, this killer disease is most prevalent in Christian circles!

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This silent but deadly disease is commonly referred to as D.C.S.

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

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WHAT IS D.C.S.?

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And just what is D.C.S., you ask? Well, these letters stand for its proper name, “Diminished Conscience Syndrome”.

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Diminished Conscience Syndrome is a highly contagious disease that can strike without notice!

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One of the great dangers of this disease is, that most Christians are not even aware that they have it! And it can be easily contracted and spread by careless verbal communications.

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Listen… “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 1st Corinthians 15:33. Yes, whenever Christians engage in less-than-wholesome communications, this infectious virus can be easily spread.

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This deadly virus, simply put, occurs when the conscience becomes, “seared as with a hot iron, causing one to forbid to marry (Christ), and commanding to abstain from the meats (deeper truths of the Word), causing one to become malnourished in the words of faith and of good doctrine!” (see 1st Timothy 4:1-6)

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PS Krøyer – Hip hip hurra! – Kunstnerfest på Skagen – 1888 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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THE 9 SIGNS OF D.C.S.

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Now the Christian may not even be aware that he or she has contracted this virus. However, there are some tell-tale signs that one has been infected.

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So here is a short list of a few most common signs to watch for:

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1. Copious amounts of television watching is perhaps the most noticeable sign to watch for. (see Psalm 101:2, 3)

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2. Drowsiness occurring while praying or studying one’s Bible.

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3. A growing desire to gossip and spontaneous moments of judging others and making defaming and derogatory comments about them, behind their backs.

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4. Sudden fits of laughter over the hearing of foolish talk and jesting. (see Ephesians 5:4)

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5. Ongoing and insatiable thirst for worldly pleasures and a constant hungering for earthly treasures.

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6. Loss of eyesight causing the patient to no longer see, “the Land which is very far off.” (see Isaiah 33:17)

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7. No longer able to focus one’s thoughts upon the life-giving words of Christ.

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8. Often seen behaving like a dolt, intruding into places where angels fear to tread!

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9. Desire to gamble with one’s Salvation, by presumptuously engaging in various types of reckless behavior. (see Psalm 19:12-14)

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PS Krøyer – Hip hip hurra! – Kunstnerfest på Skagen – 1888 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

 

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A CURE HAS BEEN DISCOVERED!

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Now the very Good News to all this, is that this disease while very deadly, is totally curable! Yes, that great Physician discovered the cure for D.C.S., it is not necessary for even one victim to die of this disease.

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Nevertheless, the remedy for D.C.S. must be strictly followed:

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First, as you can see in this picture to the right, this disease has been around a very long time! In Old Testament times, such victims of this disease had to look upon this brazen serpent, to be cured!

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But today, thanks to the Great Physician who invented our modern-day cure, we simply need to look upon the Cross which this Great Physician has provided!

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Yes, nowadays, the sufferer of D.C.S. need only look up, and lift up the head to behold the Savior on the Cross. And once the head is lifted up, the patient must continue looking up, fixing his or her gaze heavenward for evermore. (see Luke 21:28)

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Second, immediately anoint your eyes with the eyesalve of constant prayer and Bible meditation. (see Revelation 3:18)

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Third, the patient must have a change of clothing of linen garments, clean and white, unspotted from the world. (see Jude 1:23 & Revelation 19:8)

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Fourth, be sure to purchase pure and fine gold, tried in the fires of tribulation. (see Acts 14:22)

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Fifth, once cured, the former sufferer must judiciously avoid any more questionable situations which may re-injure the restored and once-again healthy conscience, because it is now very tender, and can easily be re-damaged! (see Titus 1:15, 16 & 2nd Corinthians 6:14-18)

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The Brazen Serpent – WIKIPEDIA – PUBLIC DOMAIN

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KEEP THY HEART!

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One reason for presenting this analogy between the conscience and physical disease, is to illustrate how the things of nature can easily translate into spiritual concepts! 

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It is not the intent of this article to make light of this undone condition! Indeed, we are all struggling on a daily basis to keep our consciences as clear and tender as we possibly can!

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And this website gives constant encouragement to the Reader (and to the editor, too), to be watchful! Because it is only through watchfulness, prayer, and Bible contemplation, that Believers may win the final victory over the world, the Devil, and the flesh.

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May the Lord bless both you and myself in diligently keeping our hearts from the many pollutions found in this world!

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“Keep thy heart with all diligence;

for out of it are the issues of life.

Put away from thee a froward mouth,

and perverse lips put far from thee. 

Let thine eyes look right on,

and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

Ponder the path of thy feet,

and let all thy ways be established.

Turn not to the right hand nor to the left:

remove thy foot from evil.”

Proverbs 4:23-27

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Girl with a Bible – wikimedia – Share-alike License

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TODAY’S PRAYER…http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Girl_with_a_Bible_(Faith_of_Our_Fathers).jpg

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“Dear Lord, Help me to fully understand the grave responsibility which has been given me by God, to keep my heart with all diligence, against all the conscience-numbing influences which assail the Christian each and every day…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… ““Vanity Fair” & The False Prophet”, or you can also read… November 11th (A Soul Is A Terrible Thing To Waste!) 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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ARK SEEN IN HEAVEN

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“And the temple of God was opened in Heaven, and there was seen in His temple the ark of His testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.” Rev. 11:19

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Ark of the Covenant Constellation

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The above verse from Revelation, speaks of God’s Temple in Heaven being opened. But this great constellation the Sagittarius Constellation is actually being the constellation of the Ark of the Covenant. So these two events (the Ark in Heaven seen, and this Ark in the night-sky revealed) go hand in hand simultaneously. The Ark Constellation, as sketched in to this Wikipedia star-chart, is a representation of the heavenly Ark, as God begins to open up the spiritual concepts of that true Ark to our minds.

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Star-chart from Wikipedia (this Website has taken the liberty to sketch in this Ark Constellation)

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READ MORE…..

The Ark of the Covenant Constellation”

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TOMORROW…

“November 13th (Why is this Flower Pointing Up?)”

 

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