Daily Devotional – OCTOBER 12 (Babylon = Baby-Land! Part 6: The Rod of Correction!

By admin On November 7th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – OCTOBER 12

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Babylon = Baby-Land! Part 6: “The Rod of Correction!”

To read Part 1, click here… ” MARCH 1 (Babylon = Baby-Land! Part 1: Music)”

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“Foolishness is bound

in the heart of a child;

but the rod of correction

shall drive it far from him.”

Proverbs 22:15

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Children are such a wonderful blessing! And to experience all the joys and even the sorrows that come with parenthood help us to become more complete and well-rounded adults!

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“BABY” DERIVED FROM “BABY-LON”

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The name, “baby” is said to have been derived from the name, “Babel”. In other words, just as those Babylonians in the days of the building of the Tower of Babel, became confused in their language, so too, babies all speak an unintelligible language!

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Listen… “And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do…let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” Genesis 11:6, 7

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Yes, just as no Babylonian could understand one another, once God confused their speech, so also, nobody can understand a baby’s language! It just sounds like a whole lot of babbling!

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Babylon – Wikimedia – Share-alike License 4.0

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THE GOD OF THIS WORLD

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Now the Bible tells us that the king of this Babylonian world is actually Lucifer, who fell from Heaven. The Bible calls him, “the god of this world” 2nd Corinthians 4:4.

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And in this cornucopian society, children are raised according to the dictates of this Babylonish world. And of course, Satan being the “god of this world”, makes every effort to see that all things are done according to his selfish and erroneous ways.

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

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COME OUT OF BABYLON!

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But God is just now calling His people to come out of all the Babylonish confusion, which is this world…

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…”And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

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So here we see that God’s people must escape the sins of Babylon (Babylon, the world with its worldly churches).

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CHILDREN WHO HAVE NOT GROWN UP

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Now one area of great concern to the Lord is how children are being raised, especially in this age of television, radio, and high-tech devices.

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The Lord clearly warns Christians…“Be not deceived! Evil communications corrupts good manners (character)” 1st Corinthians 15:33

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If you haven’t noticed, there is a great segment of the younger generation which have not been able to properly mature.

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Just take a stroll down any sidewalk and notice that great share of the young people display a profound immaturity, even into their 20’s and 30’s, and beyond!

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SATAN, A TIRELESS ENEMY

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But how can we blame them? After all, the “god of this world” has worked 24/7/365 to create a society that encourages such immaturity! And so much of television and radio caters to that immaturity.

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Yes, a great deal of television and the recording industry attempts to appeal to the younger generation on a very low level which greatly hinders them from growing up properly.

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BIBLE ENCOURAGES MATURITY

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On the other hand, the Bible has abundant counsel for parents who want to raise their children to eventually become mature, hard-working adults… “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

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Or what about this proverb… “Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him”? Proverbs 22:15

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These two proverbs from the wisest of all mortals, Solomon, exhort parents to lead their children early on, into the pathway of responsibility and right thinking.

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PLAYING & GAMES MAKE-BELIEVE IS NOT EVIL

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Now of course, there may be nothing wrong with allowing children to be children as they play games, or as they pretend in their make-believe world.

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And the parent may even join in with them at times, in their little games, laughing, singing and make-believing.

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SATAN ALWAYS TAKES THINGS TOO FAR

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But since the advent of television, there has grown the erroneous notion that children must be continually fed on the nonsense so prevalent in children’s programming. This is a fatal error by so many parents, and has greatly contributed to the sad current condition of a great percentage of today’s youth.

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And such a harmful environment will probably cause the children’s mental growth to be stunted, leading them to continually seek more and more immature TV programs and music for many years to come! In other words, after hundreds, or even thousands of hours of feeding themselves on cartoons, they then graduate to foolishness designed for teens. Instead of learning good work ethics and responsibility, they learn to be irreverent and irresponsible!

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GREATLY DYSFUNCTIONAL

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And by then, they also begin listening to harmful “music” which further solidifies theirhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Texting_closeup.jpg immaturity and irresponsible attitude toward life.

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And combined with sending them off to public schooling which connects them with like-minded peers, we see what we are now seeing in today’s society.

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And a certain percent of younger folks are unable to handle life situations correctly, often resorting to drugs and alcohol and similar bad choices.

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And even if they can function to a certain degree, they still mostly think in selfish terms, which is largely fostered by so much of the narcissism of today’s TV programs for children.

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ELIMINATE THE TV IF POSSIBLE

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And so, in homes where there are two Bible-believing Christian parents, this website highly encourages the removal of television completely out of the home. There is very little of anything of redeeming value in television.

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And even the attempt by parents to allow only the so-called “good shows” only whets the appetite of children to watch more and more TV! Even the science and nature shows are greatly mingled with atheistic philosophies.

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Let’s be honest, parents! Satan owns the television! It’s his turf!

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BREAK FREE OF SATAN’S INDOCTRINATION

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So Christian parents, if we are truly serious about coming out of Babylon, and escaping the sure judgments of God to fall on those who fail to come out, we must make a clean break from all satanic indoctrination, as far as possible.

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MANY MUST LIVE BY FAITHhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpg

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Now for those Christian homes where one parent is not in agreement about these matters, there will be a heavy cross to bear by that one concerned parent.

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And while we are not to force an unwilling spouse to comply, the Christian must secretly and patiently engage in ceaseless prayer for the members of his or her household, trusting only in the promises of God!

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WONDERFUL BIBLE PROMISES!

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And we certainly do have Bible promises to cling to… “Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in His ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.” Psalm 128:1-4

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And it should be the great desire of every Christian parent to one day walk through the heavenly gates, hand-in-hand with our children.

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LAST DAY EXODUShttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Flight_of_the_Prisoners.jpg

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And so, it is imperative that we make our exodus out of this Babylonish society and its churches, if we will escape the judgments promised for those who refuse to come out!

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Oh no, we cannot come completely out of society. But we can come out as far as possible from its foolish and selfish ways.

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

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me wisdom and understanding into these matters. Put within my heart, the burning desire to raise my children in the love and nurture of the Lord Jesus…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Television & The Image That Speaks” or you can also read…SEPTEMBER 4 (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 5: Schools of Babylon!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“there shall come a Star out of Jacob”…

Numbers 24:17

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“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1, 2

Wise Men (Magi) From East Follow Star To Bethlehem-www.signsofheaven.org-public domain release

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There exists a lot of intrigue regarding just what star did the Magi from the East follow, which led them to the First Advent of our Savior.

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The Bible speaks of Arcturus as a possibility…“canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?” Job 38:33.There’s nothing that is impossible for God! Arcturus may very well have been that star. 

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FULFILLMENT OF WISE-MEN OF OLD

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But there is a much greater question that confronts Mankind today. Because, just as a single star guided those wise men to the coming Savior, so also, God is just now giving us many stars, to guide us safely to the Second Coming of our Lord and Savior! And so these starry signs seem to be the fulfillment of those wise men following the star, 2,000 years ago!

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GUIDE US TO HEAVEN’S GATE…

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And Arcturus is that brilliant star (3rd brightest in our heavens) which leads these Gospel constellations, Summer, Fall, and Winter Constellations, to present a picture story, a heavenly allegory of sorts; these constellations, which together, tell of the incredible love of God. And Arcturus, our Host Star, will lead to an understanding of God’s Word, which will, in turn, guide God’s people up a narrow pathway; onward and upward through Heaven’s Gate itself, and ultimately into the very heavenly City of God.

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Oh don’t doubt for a moment that God cannot or will not do this! For with God, all things are possible! Listen… “Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” Mark 9:23

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And Signs Of Heaven Website will direct the Reader to God’s Word in such a way as to bring out certain Bible truths not currently recognized or emphasized in most of the current Christian theological circles.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Arcturus (the star that wise-men follow!)”

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TOMORROW…

OCTOBER 13 (Cease Ye From Man! Part 7: Trust Ye Not In Any Brother!)

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