Daily Devotional, Year 2 – FEBRUARY 25 (Cease Ye From Man! Part 2, Preachers)

By admin On December 18th, 2014

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Daily Devotional – FEBRUARY 25

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Cease Ye From Man! Part 2, Preachers

To read Part 1, click here… “August 21st (Cease Ye From Man!)”

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This day in which we now live, could truly be called, “The Age of Airwaves!”

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Yes, with the advent of radio, and television, and now Internet, the world has moved into a paradigm, like none other throughout history!

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Even little children can now link up to the world’s Information Super-Highway, via any one of the current modes of communication.

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INTO ALL THE WORLD!

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Now, the Church has also entered into the Information Super-Highway!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Earth_seen_from_Apollo_17.jpg

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And so, in the Christian community, we are now able to preach the Gospel to the whole world, via these modern means of communication!

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And those who hear the Gospel in the other nations can take what they learn via these devices, and begin to evangelize their own friends and neighbors!

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And so, the ripple-effect of the Gospel being preached over the airwaves is incredible, to say the least!

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SATAN SLUMBERS NOT!

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TV indoctrination

 

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Now of course, Satan is a vigilant foe!

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And he has wasted no time inserting himself into these various mediums of communication!

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The Bible even refers to Satan as, “The Prince of the Power of the Air”. (Ephesians 2:2)

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And so, knowing that Satan and his ministers, are “transforming themselves into ministers of righteousness” (2nd Corinthians 11:14, 15), the Christian must be just as vigilant in discerning which Bible teachers to listen to, and which to tune out!

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MUCH TRUTH IN SATAN’S LIES!

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And Satan well knows how to insert his lies into truth, so as not to be discovered!

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Yes, that old analogy about mouse poison is appropriate: that mouse won’t eat the poison, unless it is mingled with 99% oatmeal!

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And so, him knowing these things, this evil super-genius, the Devil, makes very sure that his ministers sound so close to the true, that their preaching, “will deceive, if possible, even the Elect!” (Matthew 24:24)

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VERY CONVENIENT!

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And well, let’s face it! It’s very enjoyable to simply push a button, and listen to these “Preachers of the Airwaves”!

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Yes, while cleaning the house, or working in the yard, or even when working at our employment, we can listen to these radio teachers, making the hours of the day pass by rapidly!

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Now, having said all this, today’s devotional will mention a few things to beware of, when listening to these “Preachers of the Air”.

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But just how are we to discern which teachers to listen to, knowing that the deceptions have become so close to truth, that it is nearly impossible to differentiate between the real and the counterfeit?

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CEASE YE FROM MAN!

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First, beware of any teachings which lead away from the Bible, and into the writings of men!

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Good Bible study will direct the student to more Bible study! Beware of study Bibles which have fallible, erring men’s opinions added, such as The Scofield Bible!

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The Bible warns us… “Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?” Isaiah 2:22

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The less we depend upon man, the better off we will be!

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Oh yes, there were some very faithful men of God, through history: Luther, Calvin, Wesley, Bunyan, and other Reformationists had many wonderful things to say! And a little awareness of their writings is good. But even with these men, we cannot place too much confidence! They too, had “feet of clay”, as they often say! Yes, these men only had limited knowledge!

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And so, let’s not place too much confidence in what they had to say!

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Cyrus Scofield – 1920 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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SENSUAL “CHRISTIAN” MUSIC!

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Now, another “danger signal” to watch for, is if these preachers surround their ministry with sensual music!

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Yes, if a preacher cannot even comprehend that sensual music has a leavening effect upon the hearers, then just how can we place any confidence in what he teaches?

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

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This above passage is one of those “Be not deceived” verses, in which God warns us that Satan will try to deceive us on this very point! 

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PREACHER/COMEDIANS

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Still another danger signal, is when the teacher is given to humor and jesting!

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Comedy is of the world, and should never be injected into the purity of the Gospel!

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Listen… “Therefore thus saith the LORD… if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as My mouth: let them (apostate church-members) return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.” Jeremiah 5:19

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As this above verse reveals, God’s Spirit is grieved by joking and jesting and quipping, by His minsters! And those who are given to these ungodly excesses are in danger of being cast out of God’s presence!

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Listen… “Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children…But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.” Ephesians 5:1, 3, 4

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Yes, as this above passage reveals, foolish talk and jesting are not convenient (appropriate).

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IMMERSED IN THE WORD!

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Now, last but not least, we who listen to radio and Internet preachers, must be well-grounded in the knowledge of the Bible!

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In other words, we cannot allow ourselves to merely get all our information from the airwaves (or books)! We mhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_040327-N-1261P-058_Navy_Chaplain,_Lt._Marc_Massie_assigned_to_Naval_Mobile_Construction_Battalion_Seventy_Four_(NMCB-74)_studies_his_Bible_for_an_upcoming_service.jpgust study the Bible and become so knowledgeable, that we can discern when something is not right! The Bible commands us to not rest satisfied until we attain to teacher status! (Hebrews 5:12)

 

Listen… “Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee…I will meditate in Thy precepts, and have respect unto Thy ways. I will delight myself in Thy statutes: I will not forget Thy Word.” Psalm 119:11, 15, 16

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Yes, it is by hiding the Word of Christ in my heart, that I have a safe-guard against Satan’s lies and deceptions!

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And so, it becomes the requirement for every true worshipper of God to daily meditate in the pure words of Christ, found in both Testaments, Old and New!

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STUDY FOR OUR OWN SELF!

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The fact is, when we really think about it, we don’t need to be listening to any human,http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg if we possess a Bible!

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And considering that so much of the current day teachers, waste an inordinate amount of time talking about side-issues which are of little profit, our time could be put to much better use, by simply reading, or listening to the Bible!

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Listen… “But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you:” 1st John 2:27

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As this above verse reveals, we are not obligated to allow any person to become our spiritual authority!

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TO WALK AS JESUS WALKED

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“He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked.” 1st John 2:6

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And let’s keep in mind, that the very essence of the Gospel, is to walk, even as Jesus walked!

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And the Bible, if studied for that purpose, is really so much more profitable than the mere ideas and questionable interpretations of fallible humans!

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TO READ PART 3, CLICK HERE…Daily Devotional, Year 2 – June 4 (Cease Ye From Man! Part 3: A Heath in the Desert!)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to spend my remaining time on earth, studying and meditating on Your Word, as much as I possibly can. Give me the wisdom to discern between what is true and what is fanaticism. Help me to become that well-seasoned Christian, who can walk by faith, and not by sight…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… ““Vanity Fair” & The False Prophet”, or you can also read… “August 21st (Cease Ye From Man!)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE MILKY WAY RUNS THROUGH

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THIS HOLY-GHOST-RIDER

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Now one thing that is noticeable and makes this constellation even more dramatic, is the fact that the Milky Way runs right through it.

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And the question that must be asked is, “What biblical implications does this constellation/Milky Way connection have?”

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Well, very simply put, if stars represent Believers, then this rider works in the world through His True-Worshippers, to a great extent.

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WHY IS THIS CONSTELLATION SO INCOMPLETE IN APPEARANCE

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So why is this constellation merely an outline?

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Well it does show his back, rear end and leg…and arm. But unlike, say, Orion, this constellation is very vague, even mysterious in appearance. Almost vacant in appearance. Yes this horseman represents Christ. But even more than this, it represents the Holy Spirit of Christ.

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And as we all know, the Holy Spirit is very, very, un-intrusive, almost impossible to detect His presence.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy-Ghost-Rider in the Western night-sky

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation”

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TOMORROW…

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