Daily Devotional, Year 2 – DECEMBER 26 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 34: Christmas With, “Another jesus”)

By admin On December 16th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – DECEMBER 26 

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Come Out of Her, My People! Part 34: “Christmas With, ‘Another jesus'”

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

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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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BABYLONISH HOLIDAYS

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It is no secret that Christmas has its roots in ancient pagan holy-days.

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And history tells us that the apostate churches of Europe developed this unbiblical holy-day, as a means of blending Christianity with paganism to attract a larger membership.

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But what are we to do with it? 

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Certainly, this website highly encourages us to keep our knowledge to our self, and not, “rain on other’s parade”, as the saying goes!

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Dear Santa Claus – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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“COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE!”

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But in response to God’s command to, “Come out of her (Babylon, the apostate churches) My people…”, Christians must come all the way out of spiritual Babylon!

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God is not a compromiser with paganism and worldly philosophies.

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And though He winked at our ignorance in past decades, the time to come out of Babylon has fully arrived!

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Santa’s Portrait by T. Nast – 1881 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“ANOTHER JESUS”

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One thing to keep in mind is the verse from 2nd Corinthians 11:4…“For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.”

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Yes, just as the Corinthians were prone to accept look-alike gospels, and a look-alike Jesus, and a counterfeit Holy Spirit, so too, Christians today are no different!

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TO ENGAGE OR NOT TO ENGAGE?

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Oh yes, Christians can use Christmas as a time to share the true Gospel.

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And Christians may wish to keep quiet while unsaved family members celebrate this unscriptural holy-day.

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And Christian parents who have an unsaved spouse may wish to engage in the celebration of these false holidays, with joyfulness for the sake of unsaved family members.

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Bringing Home A Christmas Tree – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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CELEBRATING, “ANOTHER JESUS”

2nd Corinthians 11:4

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But we must keep in mind that the world does not and cannot celebrate the true Christ! 

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No, just like those who were coming to the Galatians with, “another Jesus”, the world does not understand the true Jesus Christ.

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Because if they did, they would crucify Him all over again!

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And so, the Christian must realize that when the world celebrates Christmas, they are actually honoring, “another Jesus”, and not the Jesus of the Bible.

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And to get brutally honest, there is only one “Jesus” that the world can honor: Satan, who, “comes as an angel of light”, imitating Jesus! (see 2nd Corinthians 11:14)

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So when we lock arms with the unsaved (and with worldly-minded church-goers), there are two entirely different Jesus’ being honored: one from Heaven and one from Hell!

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Santa’s Workshop – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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 A DIFFICULT QUESTION

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And the question I must ask myself is, “Am I being dishonest by feigning to celebrate this false Christian holiday? And do I really want to give the impression that I am honoring their jesus, knowing that they are worshiping a jesus of their own making?”

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And so, the Christian must pray for great wisdom, to know how to handle this difficult situation.

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

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BE HONEST

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Another great problem with Christmas traditions, such as Santa Claus, flying reindeer, etc.. 

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Because once children stop believing in these “magical” things, then they also stop believing in Jesus too! He’s just another myth to them!

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Satan’s no dummy! He knows how to inspire unbelief in a person! And children are not dumb either!

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When they realize that we were deceiving them, then they don’t trust our “story” about Jesus either!

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Canada NORAD Jet Fighters Santa – 2008 – Wikimedia – GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2

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JUST KEEP IT PAGAN!

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There are some Christians perhaps, who would like to keep Christ completely out of
Christmas altogether! In this way, it can just be enjoyed as a secular holiday, instead of mingling the holy with the common…

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Listen… “and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as My mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them…” Jeremiah 15:19

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In other words, God is telling Jeremiah to separate holy things from the unholy things of the world. And this truth is repeated in other places in Scripture.

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God does not want the purity of the Gospel to be compromised by common, worldly things. 

 

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Harbour City front entrance stairs Christmas trees – Wikimedia – Share-alike Lic.

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“EVEN A FOOL, WHEN HE HOLDS HIS PEACE, IS COUNTED WISE…”

Proverbs 17:28

 

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Well, one thing is for sure! Silence is usually the best course to take, when we are unsure about what to do in a particular situation! http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PProg_56_p134_IAmAlwaysFullOfGoodMotions.jpg?uselang=de

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Listen…“Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.” Proverbs 17:28

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And so, considering this above verse from Proverbs, let’s not be like Mr. Ignorance here in this sketch from Pilgrim’s Progress!

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Don’t be spouting off our foolishness, as he is doing with the two pilgrims!

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Pilgrim’s Progress – Converse with Ignorance – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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NON-BIBLICAL HOLY DAYS

St Paul Preaching in Athens (Raphael, 1515) Wikipedia US public domain

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When the Jews Feast of Dedication was being held in Jerusalem, Jesus was present, and though He made no pretense to celebrate that feast, He did seem to use it as an occasion to teach. (see John 10:22, and the surrounding verses)

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And also, it seems that Paul also used a Jewish festival to proclaim the Gospel, even though the Jewish festivals were no longer to be observed, because of their fulfillment in Christ. (see Acts 18:21) 

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St Paul Preaching in Athens (Raphael, 1515) Wikipedia US public domain

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STUDY, STUDY, STUDY!!!

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Now the main point to all this is that for the world (and for worldly-minded church-http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgattendees), none of this information is of much importance.

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But for those who are desiring to, “follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth”, everything is important!

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And the more we know of the Bible, the less complicated will all these seemingly difficult questions become. So, the bottom line is: Study, Study, Study!!!

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Because, it is written, “…through knowledge shall the just be delivered.” Proverbs 11:9

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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FLEE TO MOUNT SION

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And so, it is no wonder that God refers to today’s church-world as Mystery Babylon. It is filled http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Flight_of_the_Prisoners.jpgwith error and confusion.

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And these Babylonish holidays make things even more confusing for dedicated Christians! 

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And God is now calling His people to come out of this City of Confusion, and flee to the spiritual Mount Sion, to take their stand with all those who, “follow the Lamb withersoever He goeth.” Revelation 14:4

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

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TO READ PART 35, CLICK HERE…DECEMBER 27 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 35: Christmas With, “Another jesus” (Continued))

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the wisdom and grace to keep from spoiling the celebration of others. And yet, give me the knowledge of, and faithfulness to Thy pure Word of truth…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…December 16th (How To Celebrate Christmas), or you can also read…“March 1st (A Designer Jesus!)“

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FLOODWATERS of SATAN

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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… Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction

 

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TOMORRO

DECEMBER 27 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 35: Christmas With, “Another jesus” (Continued))

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s nearly 50 year long series of 90 minute nightly talk shows…This is Open Forum Show #44

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TO HEAR MORE OF THESE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER PROGRAMS, PLUS OTHER TEACHINGS OF HAROLD CAMP, CLICK HERE…“FOUNDER’S SITE/HAROLD CAMPING”

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons lic.

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