Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JANUARY 15 (We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood!)

By admin On October 26th, 2014

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Daily Devotional – JANUARY 15

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We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood!

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There has been a giant phenomenon over the last few decades in the form of political talk shows.

 

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And the radio is literally teeming with various talk shows. And some of them stay with current politics, while others delve more into conspiracy theory politics, speaking of secret societies through the political and religious worlds.

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 Announcer with microphone – svg – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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“FOR WE WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD”

Ephesians 6:15

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Now there is one common element on those talk shows: that most of the blame of this world’s troubles goes to humans!

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Yes, it is either this congressman, or that president, or that evil financial baron, or that other dictator, or some secret-society, which is responsible for the wrongs in this world!

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And, these same radio and Internet shows try to offer a remedy that we might employ, to fight against, or prepare ourselves to combat these evils which are being perpetuated against us!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Salpa_line_bunker_360_antitank_gun_outside.jpgBuying gold, or building a stockade of guns and ammunition, or storing up food rations, or moving to a remote location, or building a bunker to hide out in. Or encouraging friends and family to vote for this or that candidate.

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These are just some of the ways we can prepare for whatever calamity or enemy that is just beyond the horizon, but headed in our direction!

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Announcer with microphone – svg – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

Salpa line bunker 360 antitank gun outside – Wikimedia – Share Alike 3.0 license.

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WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?

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So just what does the Bible have to say about this? What or who does the http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Question_book_magnify2.svgBible say is behind the troubles of this world? And what remedy does the Bible give for all the societal ills we are now experiencing?

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Exactly what does the Bible have to say?

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Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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“SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES!”

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Listen… “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, aghttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paradise_Lost_3.jpgainst spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12

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So here we see that God is steering us away from the idea that flesh & blood is what is causing our problems. 

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But then, God pin-points where the true source of our problems come from: “against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

 

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When Lucifer and his deceived fellow-angels were cast out of Heaven, they took up residence here, and declared open war against Heaven which includes God’s people!

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Paradise Lost – G Dore – wikipedia – public-domain

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THE ONLY WAY TO DEFEAT SATAN!

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Now the Devil tries to erase himself out of existence, and convince us that he doesn’t really exist!

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And instead, he tries to misdirect our focus on flesh & blood as the source of our problems!

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And one great reason he does this, is so that we won’t employ the only true means of combating Satan and his minions!

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And that one true way of combating the Devil is found in this very same passage in Ephesians…

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Listen… “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13

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Yes, to put on God’s armor is the only way to defeat the Devil. No amount of voting for this or that elected official. No storing up food or guns, or gold. No underground bunker or faraway mountain-top location will keep us safe!

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“BY WISE COUNSEL SHALL YOU MAKE YOUR WAR”

Proverbs 24:6

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It is only by putting on God’s armor: His girdle of truth, the Bible is to be girded about the loins of our mind.

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His shield of faith, and His helmet of Salvation. And His sword of the Spirit, which is God’s Word: these are the weapons of our warfare!

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And the more that we hide His Word in our heart, the bigger and the sharper will be our sword!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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LAYING MY LIFE ON THE ALTAR FOR MY LOVED ONES 

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And the more I lay “all” on the altar, the greater will be God’s protection for my family!

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And if God wishes to get my children away from an unwholesome environment, my unceasing prayers and my ever-increasing conformity to Christ’s glorious image will show God that I really mean business with Him!

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Yes, this is the only way to combat evil!

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Morning Prayers – Ebenezer Newman – Downard – 1860 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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MONO Y MONO!

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So let’s no longer allow the Devil to divert us from that one true way to overcome evil. Let’s not buy in to all http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jacob_Wrestling_with_the_Angel.jpgthose so-called man-centered talk shows, that try to derail us from our upward ascendancy to the top of heavenly Zion!

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Listen… “If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2nd Chronicles 7:14 

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Now this above verse might lead us to think that we need some sort of group effort to convince God to heal our land.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jacob_Wrestling_with_the_Angel.jpgBut no, God is taking us on a case-by-case basis! He’s only waiting for you! He’s only waiting for me! Your personal repentance, or my personal repentance is what all Heaven is longing for! Your coat of armor fits only you! My protective armor fits only me!

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As they say in society… “Mono y Mono!” Just like Jacob here, as he wrestled with the Lord!

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Jacob Wrestling with the Angel – Wikipedia – public domain

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TO READ PART 2, GO HERE…May 9 (We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood! Part 2, “Dealing With Defiant Children!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me spiritual insight, that I might see the true battle! Turn me away from these vain ministries which point me in the wrong direction. Help me put on my heavenly armor, that I might be a properly fitted soldier in the Lord’s army…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “How To Be Hidden in the Day of Wrath”, or you can also read… “March 28th (Taking Back This Nation For God!)” 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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SIGN IN HEAVEN

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Revelation 12 Woman with Eagle Wings

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Well, If you look up and lift up your head, you just might see a wonderful sign, which God spoke about in Revelation 12. It is a constellation of a woman. The ancients only saw it as a great bear. It is commonly known as Ursa Major . It is also known as the 7 Stars (aka, The Big Dipper), but with the addition of various other stars.

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But with the eye of faith, it actually appears as the Revelation 12 Woman. You see, God has placed in the heavens, the symbol of His bride, the Church-Faithful.

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Listen… “And there appeared a great wonder (sign) in heaven; a woman…And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered…And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place… from the face of the serpent. Revelation 12:1, 2, 14.

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TRAVAILING IN SUMMER, FLEEING IN WINTER

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In the summer night-sky, Just as this passage says, she appears as the woman-in-travail. But in the winter, she flips upside-down, to appear as the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12, just as this passage states.

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star-chart ursa major

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But whether this Virtuous Woman is in labor pains, or fleeing to the mountains, she is the heavenly icon of God’s bride, His Church.

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And now we need to explore how this fleeing woman in the heavens relates to us, the Church. Just like this fleeing woman, we too, need to flee from the wrath to come. But how do we flee? And where do we flee to? Well just read this article and you will find out exactly what the Bible has to say about all this.

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Ursa Major Star-Chart Wikipedia share-alike license

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)” 

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TOMORROW…

JANUARY 16 (How a Joke Killed! Part 4: Mocking Others! Not Good!)

 

 

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