Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JANUARY 17 (World of Lies, Part 3: Silken Cords of Deceit!)

By admin On October 30th, 2014
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Daily Devotional – JANUARY 17

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World of Lies, Part 3: Silken Cords of Deceit!

To read Part 1, click here… “January 3 (World of Lies, Part 1: The Femme-Fatale Firefly!)”

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Quite often, spiders will feverishly work to wrap their new victim in a silky cocoon, rendering the victim helpless to get free!

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As you can see in this photo, this spider quickly twirls this bug with his front four legs, until this bug is completely en-cloaked with his silken cords! And so, this en-tombed victim is now in a preserved state, to be later eaten by its host, the spider!

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Now of course, God has designed all of nature to teach us lessons! And this too, is just another incredible analogy about the Devil’s world!

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Oh yes, this is the Devil’s world! Don’t doubt it for a moment! After all, the Bible refers to the Devil as “The Prince of this World” John 14:30.

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But though this is the Devil’s world, yet Nature is the creation of God! So nature is not the creation of Satan!

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Spider – Garden orb weaver – Wikipedia – Share-Alike License

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SATAN: “THE GOD OF THIS WORLD”

2nd Corinthians 4:4

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But the Devil is in charge of this present world system: this world is sin and selfishness!

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This kingdom is the creation of the Devil. A world-system that reflects Satan’s character! A world filled with things that are his creations: tokens of his character.

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On the other hand, nature belongs to God! Yes, God is the ultimate Ruler of all things! And as such, God has purposely designed certain things in nature to expose the workings of Satan and his minions! And that little spider wrapping its victims in a silky straight-jacket, teaches us a great and fearful lesson about how Satan indoctrinates us as quickly as he can!

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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THE SILKEN CORDS OF TELEVISION

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Just look around at this world! Just behold how this world has become one great house of indoctrination!http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TV_highquality.jpg

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Take for instance, the most obvious indoctrination tool, the television! Having much the same qualities of Satan’s character, the television begins indoctrinating little toddlers with seemingly innocent cartoons. And yet, ever-so-gradually through time, the toddler graduates to other shows, which introduce more and more insidious evil: greed, selfishness, atheism, unbelief, violence, war, murder, revenge. These are just some of the qualities of Satan.

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TV – highquality – Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

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A FORM OF GODLINESS

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Oh yes, TV also has a form of godliness. There are many seemingly good things on television.

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But Satan fully understands that the best lie is always cloaked with a silken shroud of goodness, to deceive the simple-hearted.

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Beautiful music, colored lights, pretty faces, and sympathetic story-lines, mingled with a few nice virtues! These, dear Reader, are the silken cords which Satan wraps around his television shows! And so, advocates and apologists for television will point to these supposed “good things”, saying, “See all these wonderful aspects of television?”

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Thus these television hucksters spin their silken cords of deception, deceiving many into believing that television is a good thing! And millions buy into this deception, only to become all wrapped up in those silky threads of deception!

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LEARNING INSTITUTES 

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But television is just one of Satan’s many silken cords of deception! This world is literally filled with similar deceptions!

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Take for instance, our learning institutes. Yes, our school systems, which once were dedicated to teaching Christian ideals and Bible truths, have gradually been taken over by secularists and atheists, who are now dedicated to indoctrinating our children into worldly and atheistic ideologies, and are now even beginning to push perverted and shameful lifestyles on our children!

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Oh yes, there are many fine and dedicated teachers out there! And some of them disapprove of what’s going on in our educational system! But they are helpless to change things. And they do not understand that this world-system is owned and operated by that great poisonous spider: the Devil, or Satan, or the Father-of-Lies, or whatever else one may wish to call him!

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CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

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Even our religious institutes are not fully innocent of such indoctrinating of newcomers! Yes, even our Christian schools have become so mingled with the world, that only a thin layer of Christianity is offered, along with the same curriculum as one gets in a public school.

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This is partly due to state requirements for secular curriculum, but also in part because of the general apostasy and worldliness of the church-world.

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Nevertheless, the bottom line is, that Satan spins his silken cords of deception around our Christian school children, too! And the end result is, that our children in religious schools are indoctrinated in a quasi-Christian/worldly ideology, and do not understand the holiness and purity of the true Gospel!

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And so, many of these end up walking away from today’s churches, and flee out into the secular world! And no wonder! They have been groomed from infancy to be secular to a great extent! No, not just the indoctrination they receive from their schooling! but their TV watching, their high-tech devices, their family, friends, and classmates! These have all played a significant role in their secularization!

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Amish On the way to school by Gadjoboy2 – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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CHURCHES TOO!

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And it is no secret that our churches have devolved to a great extent, into little more than a “form of godliness, but denying the Power” of the Holy Spirit.

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Yes, just as Paul prophesied… “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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We should be weeping like the prophet, Jeremiah, when we look out across the great Christian community which Paul refers to as the, “Jerusalem which is now, and is in bondage with her children”, i.e., the apostate church-world!

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Being void of the Spirit, the churches today have devolved into a mere religious form, having to depend on sensual and exciting and overpowering music, entertaining and funny speakers, harmless and congenial sermons which allow parishioners to still cling to our worldly dreams and ambitions!

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In addition to this, there are numerous other worldly enticements, such as sports, clubs, counterfeit miracles, hospital systems, ethnicity, traditions, candles, parties, clubs, plays, bingo, clowns, comedians, celebrities, concerts, extravagant buildings, attractive and charismatic leaders, prosperity-seeking sermons, movies, and many more similar worldly inducements.

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Rock Music Christian CHURCH – wikimedia – Public Domain

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SATAN IN THE HOLY PLACE

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And so, Satan has been entering into Christianity for many decades, via false shepherds, and false brethren, bringing the creme-de-la-creme of the world, into the churches.

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Oh yes, some are very liberal, and some are very conservative. But even the conservative churches are given over to many of these worldly enticements, often encouraging the seeking after earthly prosperity!

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And so, the new-comer enters a church, not realizing that it is mostly filled with false brethren, and before long, that naive new-comer has been enshrouded by a silken cord straight-jacket of false doctrines, along with all the sights and sounds and bells and candles and all the other alluring entrapments and indoctrination which Satan can possibly entwine that unwary neophyte with!

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Church Audience hands – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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GOOD NEWS!

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Now, these are just a few of the countless ways that Satan has turned this society into one giant mind-control center!

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But believe it or not, there is some extremely Good News amidst all this doom-and-gloom! That’s right! God has provided a way of escape from these societal walls which seem to be closing in all around us!

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Constellation- Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains Mark 13:14

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Listen… “And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2:2, 3

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Yes, now that we can see this Babylonish world close in all around us, the prophet, Habakkuk tells us to run! To Flee!

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But where can we run to? Just where are we to flee? After all, Satan has all but locked up just about every possible way of escape!

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Well, the answer to this will be dealt with in another devotional.

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

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TO READ PART 4, CLICK HERE…MARCH 17 (A World of Lies, Part 4: It’s A Chameleon World!)

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WATCH THIS SHORT VIDEO OF THE “BLACK & YELLOW GARDEN SPIDER” WRAPPING ITS VICTIM…

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Keep me from allowing the Devil to wrap me up in his silky threads of deception! Separate me as far as possible from all ungodly influences, and give me the love for Your Word, that I might fully immerse myself in it…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Floodwaters of the False Prophet: “Atheism & Psychology””, or you can also read… “August 22nd (End-Time Exodus!)” 

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LOCATING THE DRAGON

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THE DRAGON of REVELATION 12 CONSTELLATION . The Dragon Constellation can be located by finding Orion in winter months. The Dragon is to Orion’s left, and the Dragon’s mouth is right next to Orion’s shield. This Dragon’s mouth is the V-like constellation The Hyades Cluster, which is the very same constellation that comprises the head of Taurus the Bull. In other words, Hyades is also known as the head of Taurus the Bull. And Hyades is the mouth of this Dragon.

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The tip of the Dragon’s tail is composed of that star-cluster known as The Pleiades. The Pleiades is actually in the shape of a lion’s furry tassel tip of his tail. The sketch below shows this Pleiades as the tail tip.

 

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Revelation 12 Dragon w/text

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Now with aid of a dark starry night, you may begin to connect this mouth and the tail with a very long body in an oval shape. The front and back legs are very well-defined with stars. The front legs are made partially of Taurus. The back legs and rear fin are made of the Cetus Constellation. But the long oval-shaped body has relatively few stars, but can been seen, howbeit with a dark starry night. The four stars of the front fins are made partially of Taurus. This Dragon constellation appears in the eastern horizon about mid-summer in the pre-dawn hours, spewing his flood-waters northward toward the Woman of Revelation 12 (Woman in Travail). The Wave of Water is primarily composed of the Constellation Auriga. The are two more less bright stars which are closest to the Dragon’s mouth. These two dimmer stars are also part of this Wave of Water.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation” 

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TOMORROW…

“JANUARY 18 (George Whitefield, Ye Must Be Born Again! Part 2: Futile Preaching!)”

 

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