Daily Devotional – OCTOBER 6 (How Shall the Moon Be Turned Into Blood? Part 4: Mark of the Beast in the Moon? 2nd Face: The Pharisee-Scorner)

By admin On October 28th, 2015

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Daily Devotional – OCTOBER 6 

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How Shall the Moon Be Turned Into Blood? Part 4: Mark of the Beast in the Moon? 2nd Face: The Pharisee-Scorner)

To read Part 1, click here…October 15th (How Shall The Moon Be Turned Into Blood?)

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For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, AN EVIL EYE, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.” Mark 7:18-23 

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This above passage from Mark 7 was spoken by Jesus to the Pharisees and scribes. And in this list of evils which proceed from the hearts of men, Jesus mentions “an evil eye”.

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And God has inscribed this sign upon the face of the Moon! Yes, this 2nd face is that of a wolf-like character with an upraised eye-brow as he appears to be looking down upon this world in judgment!

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You see, this wolf-like character represents proud Pharisees, because the Pharisees were the “Moral Majority” of their day. They were very outwardly correct and very judgmental of all those whom they thought to be less than themselves!

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THE PHARISEE WITHIN

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And this beast lives within each of us. Oh well, he may not manifest himself so much. But he is the iconic symbol of foolish human pride! And each and every human being has pride dwelling within. In some, pride is very apparent and noticeable! In others it lies beneath the surface. But it’s there, working together with the other two sins, the lusts of the flesh, and the lusts of the eyes (covetousness).

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James Tissot – The Pharisee and Publican – Brooklyn Museum & Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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PRIDE OFTEN PRAISED!

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Now pride is considered in the Bible to be one of the higher sins, whereas the lusts of the flesh, the lower passions.

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And while the lusts of the flesh are often scorned even by the world, the Pride of Life is often seen as a virtue.

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But pride is especially reprehensible to God. God hates selfish pride! 

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Peacock – by Nihal Jabin – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0.

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PRIDE MENTIONED FIRST

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Listen… “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.” Proverbs 6:16-19

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Here we have a litany of human qualities which the Lord hates! And a proud look is number one on that list!

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Academy Awards Ceremony – Wikipedia – Share Alike Lic.

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LUCIFER’S PRIDE

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You see, Pride was the original sin, manifesting itself back in the days of the great rebellion in Heaven, when Lucifer’s heart was lifted up…

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Listen… “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” Isaiah 14:12

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Here we see that Lucifer wanted to exalt his heavenly throne above the stars of Heaven! He was ambitious! He wanted it all!

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Lucifer – Mihály Zichy – 1887 – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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PHARISEES LOVED SELF-EXALTATION

The Pharisee and The Publican

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And so too, the Pharisees back in Jesus’ earthly ministry, loved to exalt themselves above other humans!

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And so, they strove to become more moral and correct. They sought for excellence in outward appearance. They loved the exaltation of social status which earthly riches produced! They loved their over-sized homes and lands and gardens and cattle.

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The Pharisee and The Publican – Basilika Ottobeuren Fresko07Author Johannes Böckh & Thomas Mirtsch – wikipedia – GNU re-use license

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JESUS, THE DIVINE ICON OF HUMBLENESS

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Now contrast this with lowly Jesus. Here came as the King of Heaven riding on a lowly donkey.

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Laying aside His heavenly crown so that He might come and bring back His lost sheep. Living a life of poverty, he condescended to those of low esteem. And instead of receiving praise and honor, He was spit upon and rejected by those of us who followed after Lucifer’s rebellion!

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Cross of Jesus Christ – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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PRIDE CAN BE ELIMINATED!

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And so, the Good News here is that we can begin to purify our hearts from all foolish pride and its accompanying sins: anger, judging, self-promotion…

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Yes, God has given us the greatest of all commissions… “but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see him as He is. And every man that hath this hope in Him purifies himself, even as He is pure. ” 1st John 3:2, 3

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 5, CLICK HERE…OCTOBER 7 (How Shall the Moon Be Turned Into Blood? Part 5: Mark of the Beast in the Moon!? 3rd Face: The Sadducee-Seeker)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to understand this fearful prophecy, written in the sky…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “How Shall The Moon Be Turned Into Blood?” or you can also read… “April 15th (Moon = Woman = Church)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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MOON INTO BLOOD TRILOGY…

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There are three faces in the Moon, etched by God Himself. These faces present, not only the condition of God’s house, but also, the condition of the Human Heart.

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1st face of 3 faces in the moon-full moon image

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The first face is that of a man. The other two faces are those of a scavenger and also a predator. The first face represents the True Worshipers. The other two represent the two classes of Christians that existed in Jesus’ day: the Pharisees, and the Sadducees. The Pharisees were the Proud Scorners. The Sadducees were locked in by unbelief. They didn’t believe much of the Bible. While the second face representing the Pharisees, as they professed belief in the Bible, loved the sins of pride, the 3rd face (Sadducees) continually sought after the things of the world.

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Yes, these faithless ones (represented by this 3rd face), didn’t believe that being Christ-like could bring the joy necessary to be content. So this 3rd face is a Seeker, so to speak. Just as the little furry critters are constantly seeking after food, so too, many Christians are constantly seeking after, and nibbling of the things of the world. Now, it’s not to say that Christians do not enjoy the things of the world. But Christians are not to make the things of the world of much importance. Their chief desire is to seek the things of Heaven.

3rd Face in Moon-scavenger-www.signsofheaven.org

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Do you get the point of these two beasts of the Earth? And while the Moon does not deal directly with all aspects of the Revelation 13 Antichrist Beast (7 heads, 10 horns, etc.). Nevertheless, the Moon exposes the Beast Within: the Beast within the human heart.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman” 

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TOMORROW:

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OCTOBER 7 (How Shall the Moon Be Turned Into Blood? Part 5: Mark of the Beast in the Moon!? 3rd Face: The Sadducee-Seeker)

 

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