Daily Devotional, Year 2 – August 13 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 17: Judging & Criticizing)

By admin On August 27th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – August 13

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Come Out of Her, My People! Part 17: “Judging & Criticizing”

To read Part 1, click here… “May 12th (Come Out of Her, My People?)”

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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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CITY OF CONFUSION

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Babylon was given its name during the building of that infamous Tower of Babylon, because God confused their speech…

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Listen… “Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.” Genesis 11:9 

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And so, the name, Babylon, actually means, “City of Confusion”.

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by G. Dore’ – The Confusion Of Tongues in Babylon – from www.creationism.org-public domain

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COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE

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The Bible pronounces a curse upon all those who refuse to “Come out of Her (Babylon) My people!”

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Yes, upon all those who refuse to join the Exodus out of this “City of Confusion”, the apostate churches, the following sentence is pronounced… “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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James Tissot – The Flight of the Prisoners from Babylon – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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PARTAKING OF HER SINS

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One great sin which is being committed in the harlot city is that of criticizing the leaders of the land…

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Listen… “Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, ‘Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.'” Acts 23:5

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On this particular day, Paul was apparently being somewhat of a rascal, to put it mildly. He had stirred up a contention between the Pharisees and Sadducees, by bringing up a hotly contested issue, knowing it would cause a riot, which it did.

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Paul in Prison www.thebiblerevival.com US public domain

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SPEAKING EVIL OF THE HIGH PRIEST

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But initially, Paul had called down a curse on the man who had him slapped…“Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?” 23:3

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If Paul had just refrained from calling that man, “Thou whited wall!”, things would have been so much better.

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But Paul didn’t realize that he was cursing the High Priest of his nation. And Paul well knew how David showed only reverence and respect for King Saul, while being persecuted by him, even though that King was an evil man.

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Paul – by Eustache Le Sueur – The Preaching of St Paul at Ephesus – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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NOT TO CALL ANY PERSON DEROGATORY NAME

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But the fact is, Paul should not have even called anyone a derogatory name. But prior to his conversion, Paul was formerly a Pharisee. And criticizing, mocking, and judging others was what proud Pharisees were all about!…

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Listen… “Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, TO SPEAK EVIL OF NO MAN, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.” Titus 3:1, 2

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That’s right! It is a sin to speak evil of any person!

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Drunk Panhandler – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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CRITICIZING OTHERS IS BORNE OF PRIDE

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For one thing, when we criticize others, we are essentially saying… “Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. (These are a smoke in My nose (says God), a fire that burneth all the day.)” Isaiah 65:5

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Yes, it is when pride rises up in a Believer’s heart, that he or she begins to verbally, “smite his fellowservants” Matthew 24:49

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In this painting, we see the proud Pharisee, as he presumptuously talks with God, criticizing the poor humble Publican behind him!

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

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SATAN RAISES UP FINGER-POINTERS

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But today, Satan has raised up the phenomenon of political talk shows, in attempt to bring a greater snare upon God’s sheep!http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anger_during_a_protest_by_David_Shankbone.jpg

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Yes, because today’s political parties each have their own particular form of godliness, they become a special attraction to the Christian, who is concerned about the direction that this society is heading.

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The problem comes in, because these talk shows are so hyper-critical of their supposed political enemies. And such a critical spirit soon rubs off on the listeners of these programs.

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Anger during a protest – by David Shankbone – Wikimedia – Share-alike-License

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WE DON’T KNOW ALL REASONS!

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Now, we are not even to judge the programs of the secular world, as is written… “Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.” Romans 4:5.

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Yes, we just don’t understand how God is using all these things in His master-plan. And so, we are not to become critical of all the goings on in the world! And so, it is a good practice to refrain from becoming, “the arbiter of all things, good and evil!”

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New York Times Square – terabass – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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PAUL LEARNED HIS LESSON

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While Paul learned from his mistakes, he eventually became a wonderful example for us to follow! Just behold how he avoided making derogatory comments about Caesar!

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Yes, Caesar, a man who certainly was worthy of criticism, became Paul’s ultimate goal for his evangelistic efforts!

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And so, Paul carefully avoided saying many things he could have justifiably said about that cruel and monstrous human, so as to not spoil his chances of turning Caesar to repentance!

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Paul before Agrippa and Festus – Nikolai Bodarevsky – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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A VERY EVIL HIGH-TECH WORLD

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Today, Christians are in a much more dangerous environment! We live in a very critical, finger-pointing world. With all the high-tech media, we can turn the channel and behold every conceivable form of criticism and finger-pointing imaginable! And isn’t it so easy to just sit back for hours and soak in all that mocking and jesting and criticizing?

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But the Bible warns…“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 1st Corinthians 15:33

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Yes, though many Christians may deceive us into believing that there is nothing harmful from watching the news and political talk shows, the fact is, the Bible tells us just the opposite…“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 1st Corinthians 15:33

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COMING OUT OF BABYLON

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God is calling us out of Babylon. And while we can come out of Babylon, the apostatehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg churches, we cannot fully come out of Babylon, the world, as of yet! But we can come a good way out, if we choose to do so!

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And turning off these heart-defiling programs would be the very first step in overcoming this pernicious sin of criticizing others. Instead, we must surround ourselves with a heavenly atmosphere, as far as possible. Bible study and daily contemplation of God’s Word. Unceasing prayer, singing praises and Scripture songs.

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These are the furnishings that should adorn our Most Holy Place of the heart!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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SAVING SOULS, NOT CRITICIZING THEM!

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And so, dear darling soul, today is the day of Salvation! And it is the day in which I canhttp://blog.travelpod.com/travel-photo/jeastty/3/1303829593/mall-witnessing.jpg/tpod.html return to the Lord in contrition and repentance, pleading for Him to take away this most pernicious habit of criticizing others, especially the leaders of the land!

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And after He finally does cleanse me from this especially offensive sin, I can go forth a much more humble and self-distrusting vessel, now seeking for the Salvation of those who I formerly treated as objects of mocking and scorn!

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Mall witnessing, Panama City, Panama

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TO READ PART 18, GO HERE…SEPTEMBER 26 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 18: Quench Not The Spirit!)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to come out of this Babylon of confusion, and worship Thee 100%. Forgive me for speaking evil of the leaders of our land. Restore me and purify me…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…JANUARY 16 (How a Joke Killed! Part 4: Mocking Others! Not Good!)or you can also read this next article…January 20th (3 Fingered Judgment-Day)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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GOD’S PEOPLE TAKEN CAPTIVE

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“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her (Babylon), 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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The Pleiades: Mystery Babylon: Mother of Harlots

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God has a people in Babylon. Yes, Mystery Babylon is the Mother of Harlots. The sketch to the left shows her riding this beast with 7 heads and 10 horns.

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But in that spiritual city, there are those who still love God to a certain degree. And before the final plagues are poured out upon her, God has been and will continue to call His people out of her… “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her (Babylon), 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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And so in addition to The Pleiades appearing as the Harlot Mother, we also see this second depiction of The Pleiades as an angel, which symbolizes God’s people, walking the downward pathway to destruction. They must be called out of Babylon before it’s too late!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Pleiades: The Captive Angel & Mystery Harlot Constellation”

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TOMORROW… 

August 14th (In Every Thing, Give Thanks!?! Part 5: God’s Foreknowledge)

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