Daily Devotional, Year 2 – April 5 (Image of the Beast, Part 1: Schools)

By admin On January 26th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2- APRIL 5

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Image of the Beast, Part 1: “Schools

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“How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment!

they are utterly consumed with terrors.

As a dream when one awaketh;

so, O Lord, when Thou awakest,

Thou shalt despise their image.”

Psalm 73:19, 20

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Cuttlefish.ogv - Wikipedia - Share-alike License

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The Cuttlefish is perhaps the most amazing creature in all the earth! This little sea creature has been given the ability to instantly change shape, color, and spots, to imitate it’s surroundings! It takes on the image of whatever environment it happens to be in!

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Not only this, but in addition to camouflaging itself, to creep up on its victim, it begins to flash like a neon strobe-light, right before it sends out it’s long tongue at lightning speed to snatch up its hypnotized prey!

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Cuttlefish.ogv – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cuttlefish_komodo.jpg

Well, today’s devotional is all about changing into an image. And there is no better symbol for image-changing than the Cuttlefish…

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Cuttlefish komodo – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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IMAGE OF THE BEAST

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Cuttlefish.ogv - Wikipedia - Share-alike License

So let’s look into what the bible has to say about images…http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TV_highquality.jpg

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Listen… “And he (the False Prophet) had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Revelation 13:15

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And so, this above verse from Revelation foretells of a day in which the False Prophet will cause all the inhabitants of the world to bow down to the image of the 1st Beast of Revelation 13.

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TV – highquality – Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

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RIGHT UNDER OUR NOSES!

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Now of course, all of us Christians vow to never bow down or worship the Beast or his image! Right? Don’t we hear Christians say… “Well, I would never take the Mark, or bow down to his image!”

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svg

Well, the fact is, Satan is right now causing a great portion of the world to do that very thing, even as we speak!

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Right now, many reading this are probably saying… “What in the world are you talking about!?! What Beast and what image!?!”

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Question Marks – At a loss – svg – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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THE BIG LIE!

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Yes, we have all been duped by our leaders who tell us that we don’t need to worry about the Beast and his image!

man on cloud strumming harp

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They confidently tell us… “Oh no, the Church will be long gone by the time that the Antichrist Beast finally appears! We’ll all be in Heaven when that happens!”

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What most Christians do not realize is that this world-system is Satan’s kingdom, and is the Antichrist Beast…

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THIS WORLD: SATAN’S KINGDOM

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Cuttlefish.ogv - Wikipedia - Share-alike License

Yes, this world-system is Satan’s kingdom, and is the Antichrist Beast…

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Listen… “The beast that thou sawest was, and is not…And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains (kingdoms), on which the woman (the Harlot http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burgkmair_whore_babylon_color.jpgChurch) sits. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he comes, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition.” Revelation 17:8-11 (condensed for brevity)

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You see, from reading this above passage, it begins to become clear that it is a beast, made up of all the kingdoms of this, the Devils world!

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2nd Corinthians 4:4 tells us that Satan is, “the god of this world”!

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And he has designed this world to reflect his image of selfishness and sin!

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(As you can see in this 500 year old engraving, the people back in those days understood just who this Antichrist Beast is. We today, have lost sight of that wisdom!)

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Whore – Babylon – Burgkmair – 1523 AD – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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WORLD-WIDE INDOCTRINATION

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Cuttlefish.ogv - Wikipedia - Share-alike License

Now if we observe this Antichrist world all around us, we are beginning to notice that Satan is becoming very proactive of late, in his attempt to indoctrinate Christians and their children.

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We are being conformed into the Image of the Beast right this very minute!

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But one will say… “How in the world is the Devil indoctrinating Christians and their children?”

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Well, today’s devotional is dealing with just one aspect of this indoctrination: our school systems.

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Martin, John – Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – 1824 – Wikipedia – public domain

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INDOCTRINATION CENTERS

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Cuttlefish.ogv - Wikipedia - Share-alike License

Yes, our public schools have, to a certain degree, become Satan’s indoctrination centers for our children!

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And recent polling studies indicate that most Christian children are attending public schooling! http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amish_On_the_way_to_school_by_Gadjoboy2.jpgThat’s right! Most!

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Now, perhaps there are many fine and dedicated public school teachers. But these devoted teachers no doubt will be the first to admit how proactive public schools are becoming in secularizing our children.

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The Bible is now banned! And children must now accept the secular curriculum prescribed for them.

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Amish On the way to school by Gadjoboy2 – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

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Even Christian schools have so many state-enforced secular requirements to teach each day, that there is very little time for Bible training!

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Beyond a 60 minute (or less) Bible class, there is little time for anything else! 

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Now of course, there may be exceptions to this, but this is the general condition of Christian schooling.

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And furthermore, most Christian schools voluntarily embrace worldly-minded endeavors, such as various sports, secular dramas, and other secular societal activities. 

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Oh yes, they are, perhaps, a much better environment for Christian children than the public schools.

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FEMA High School Student assists teacher with STEP program – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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SECULARISTS NOW IN CONTROL

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And even though, prior to the mid-twentieth century, many public schools taught Bible stories as part of their standard curriculum, that was all done away with as seculhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sigmund_Freud_LIFE.jpgarists were placed in charge of public school systems. Bibles are no more allowed, much less taught!

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But today, children are being indoctrinated into secularism. Evolution, socialism, psychology, psychiatry, and other atheistic sciences are taught, while history is being diminished, or at least, “cherry-picked”, leaving out much of the history of the Church and the plight of Christians through the centuries of New Testament times.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Karl_Marx_001.jpg

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And so, our children are growing up with almost total ignorance of the Christian persecution and the Christian Reformation and all the rest of Church history, and instead, being indoctrihttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Dewey_in_1902.jpgnated into atheism and its various satellite ideologies, already mentioned. (not to mention the sexual gender confusion which is currently beginning to be pushed on our children in many schools!)

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charles-darwin-by-John-Collier-artist- www.wikigallery.com -public-domain

Sigmund Freud LIFE wikipedia US public domain

Karl Marx – Wikipedia – public

John Dewey in 1902 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

 

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FLEE FROM THE WRATH TO COME!

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This Narrow Gate Daily Devotional, while presenting many unhappy truths, has always tried to end on a happy note. And so, about the only encouragement that can be offered is concerning the time we still have remaining, to correct our lives.

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Yes, God is giving us a powerful message, written in the Sun, Moon, and stars! The Christian truth-seeker can have all the affirmation he or she needs, to embrace this message.

Fleeing Woman Constellation

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And even though it may be too late for parents to raise their children in the Way, the Life, and the Truth, we can indeed chasten our own selves before the Lord. We can begin to pray for our wayward children and grandchildren.

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And if we will conform our lives to our Heavenly Role-Model, the Bible has promises about blessing our children… “Blessed is every one that fears the LORD; that walks in His ways…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 fears the LORD.” Psalm 128:1, 3 

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TV indoctrination

But now, right under our noses, Satan has been busy perfecting his engines of indoctrination.

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And tomorrow’s devotional will take a glance at Satan’s other indoctrinating mechanisms.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me wisdom to know what I can do to save myself and my family by this overspreading of wickedness, which desires to control the minds of Christians…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Floodwaters of the False Prophet: “Atheism & Psychology””, or you can also read… “July 2nd (Leaving the City of Destruction”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FLOOD-WATERS OF SATAN CONSTELLATION

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www.theheavensdeclare.net

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“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman…And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads…And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” Revelation 12:1, 3, 15 

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LOCATION…

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winter four constellations

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The Wave Constellation is primarily comprised of the Auriga Constellation plus one star from Taurus, plus one more star. 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… “Floodwaters of the False Prophet: “Atheism & Psychology””

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TOMORROW…

“April 6 (Image of the Beast, Part 2: High-Tech!)”

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