Daily Devotional, Year 2 – April 20 ( Wake-up Call, 911)

By admin On March 1st, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – APRIL 20

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Wake-up Call, 911!

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What were you doing on the morning of the 911 attacks?

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Well, one thing is for certain: when 911 occurred, the world was awakened out of our slumber! And most Americans remember their exact circumstances, when the news was announced regarding the fall of the Twin Towers. 

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And the great irony to that event, was that it happened on 911, which is the universal emergency phone-call number in the United States!

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Well, that event had its effects. And in the weeks, even months following, church attendance skyrocketed!

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People were very nervous about the fate of the world. And rightfully so!

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ANOTHER 911 WAKE-UP CALL

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Now about that time, a very curious event happened, which most people are not aware of.

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You see, some months prior to 911, one world-wide Christian Radio netwhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Flight_of_the_Prisoners.jpgork began to announce that, “Babylon is fallen, is fallen” was concerning the fallen apostate condition of the churches around the world.

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And this very large radio network, which broadcast in dozens of languages around the world, announced that it was time to, “Come out of her, My people!”

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Yes, it was announced that the condition of the local congregations had deteriorated to the point that God was calling His people out of those organizations, and simply to worship at home. And so, when this, “Come out of her, My people” announcement was broadcast, several month prior to 911, it had that much more of an effect upon those people who had been listening to that radio station.

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So what’s the point to all this?

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WHERE’S THE EVIDENCE?

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The point is, that God is faithful. And if it truly is the time to, “Come out of her, My people”, then there should be some real glaring evidences that the local congregations have become void of the Holy Spirit.

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Correct?

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God should be giving us a definite sign that the churches are no longer being used by God.

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SENSUAL MUSIC TODAY

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Well, this little devotional will not attempt to give all the evidences that the churches are fallen. But perhaps just one example of the apostasy can be focused on today.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:8_musicians_motion_blur_experimental_digital_photography_by_Rick_Doble.jpg

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For instance, have you noticed that the churches are bringing in sensual music into their worship service? Have you noticed that the way that today’s “worship” music is performed, has a real earthy sound to it? And the singers will quite often strain their voices to give a, “bedroom effect” to their vocals?

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Well, this is no accident! They are merely imitating today’s music of the world! Yes, the world has rubbed off on the Christian community!

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FISHING LURES & ALLURING FISH

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“Well, so what!?!”, comes back to us critics, from those who wish to defend the current pop culture within today’s churches.

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Well, look at it this way. Most every fisherman knows that one lure works well for one kind of fish. But for another kind of fish, he must use another kind of lure.

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And so it is with music. One kind of music genre will attract one type of listener, while another type of music will attract another type of listener.

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ALLURING WOMEN

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Now the same principle applies to the way that women dress.

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They have done studies that prove that the same woman, wearing alluring clothing, make-up, etc., will attract far more “wolves”, than when she wore very modest clothing. Of course, this is such basic common sense, that it’s ridiculous to even feel the need to do such a study!

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Of course, women who wear alluring clothes to church, are no doubt, desiring to be admired by the handsome young men in the congregation.

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And that may happen! But whether she likes it or not, she is also causing the wolves in the room to lust after her!

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USING WRONG KINDS OF LURES

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And the fact is, when a church begins to use sensual music and allows womehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Humpback_anglerfish.pngn to dress in alluring attire, guess what?

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That’s right! They are using the wrong kind of lures for the fish they want to catch!

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And they will be bringing in false brethren: wolves in sheep’s clothing into their congregation! Or, to keep our metaphors straight, they’re catching the wrong kinds of fish!

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And once you begin to bring in false brethren, your church is going to go apostate very rapidly!

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And in addition, those churches which allow sensuality into their worship services, will begin to have problems with adultery and fornication, and other fleshy sins among their clergy, and/or among their parishioners.

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“COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE!”

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So just how does this all tie in with 911? Simple! God is allowing these types of changes to occur within the churches, to give us a wake-up call: a 911, if you will! In other words, if you arehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Flight_of_the_Prisoners.jpg seeing these kinds of changes beginning to occur within your congregation, then perhaps God is giving you a wake-up call to, “Come out of her My people!”

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As society continues its rapid moral decline, so are the local congregations! And this above verse continues by 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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As this above verse warns, if we refuse to come out of the adulterous churches, there is a curse which follows, “that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”

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

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OUR OWN WAKE-UP CALL

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And so, God may have allowed Satan to bring those 911 attacks, to be a wake-up call for His people, to “get ready”.

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But He most assuredly is giving us a dramatic 911 wake-up call to, “Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues!”

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A PLACE OF REFUGE!

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The Good News to all this, is found in Isaiah Chapter 30… “And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.” Isaiah 30:25

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Now this above verse speaks of that day when of the great slaughter, “when the towers fall”. And those towers are not just the Twin Towers in NYC!

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No, “towers” is just another name for the churches and denominations which have likewise fallen, in a spiritual sense…“Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.” Psalm 48:12

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This above verse is actually speaking of the towers in heavenly Jerusalem…“But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels…” Hebrews 12:22

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And so, by comparing spiritual things with spiritual, we see the spiritual meaning of “towers”.   

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“ITCHING EARS” GOSPELS

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Yes, the day has arrived in which the Apostle, Paul foretells of total apostasy in the church-world…“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2nd Timothy 4:3, 4

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This above passage speaks of the day when the towers (churches) are fallen.

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A day of church-wide apostasy! 

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RIVERS OF LIVING WATERS

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shasta_Springs-California_(3655767010).jpgBut the great news is that though we must flee from these congregations, we have the assurance that there will be, “rivers and streams of (living) waters”, on those spiritual hills and mountains!

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In other words, we must not be afraid to vacate the churches! For God will supply abundant rivers of living waters, even in our very own living room!

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As a matter of fact, as Jesus puts it… “He that believes on Me (Jesus), as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38

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Yes, my dear darling soul, be still and know that God will cause each genuine Christian to become the fountain-head of living waters, gushing out from us, far beyond what any of us can now comprehend! 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me wisdom regarding this horrible situation! How are my children to grow spiritually, without going to church? Give me confidence that You will supply all my needs according to Your riches in glory…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1”, or you can also read… “September 4th (Christian “Cool”!)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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REVELATION 12 FLEEING WOMAN CONSTELLATION

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WOMAN ROTATES THROUGH THE SEASONS…

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This page is about the Big Dipper, also called the Great Bear constellation (Ursa Major ). However, the ancient pagan cultures did not see this constellation as God intended it to be seen. It is actually a headless woman in childbirth.  This is seen in springtime. It is seen in the northern skies. 

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But as the seasons progress, this travailing woman flips upside down, now appearing as a woman with upraised arms like eagle wings who is running (eventually flying, as shown in sketch on right) into the wilderness (westward). The single star representing her birth-child (Christ) now becomes her head (“Christ is the head of the church.” Ephesians 5:23

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The 7 Stars (Big Dipper) is easy to see with its very bright 7 stars.

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But the Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) must be seen on a dark starry night, away from city lights. 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)”

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TOMORROW…

” APRIL 21 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 8: Congregating Together)” 

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