Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JANUARY 26 (The False Prophet: Lying Eyes!)

By admin On November 12th, 2014

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Daily Devotional – JANUARY 26

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The False Prophet: Lying Eyes!

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A relatively new Christian was enjoying a nice sunny day in Lithia Park in Ashland Oregon. But all was not peace and serenity! No, Satan had been making life very difficult for this neophyte Christian! And in the midst of that tribulation, he found himself there in that Shakespearean park! But as he sat on a park bench, he was approached by a young lady, dressed in hippy garb, and long straight hair. She approached the Christian, and began her evangelistic effort…

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“Would you like to find peace and serenity?” she asked.

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“Well sure, I guess.”, answered the young Christian.

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“Well, I have found that peace and serenity, by following the ‘Way of Peace’ Eastern mysticism!” retorted the young lady.

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“Oh, well, uh, you see, I’m, uh, a Christian and I, uh, believe the Bible.”, answered the young Christian (now made nervous by her overwhelming confidence and her look of peace and serenity!)

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“But if you join our group, you find that peace and serenity that you seem to be missing out on!”, she finally said.

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Lithia Park Green – by Shakespearian theater-by ‘Demi’ for Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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“PEACE PEACE, WHEN THERE IS NO PEACE!”

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And with that the young lady moved on! And the young Christian, while having no desire to join any non-Christian religion, was somewhat confused because of the look of total peace and serenity in the young lady’s eyes!

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Yes, she almost looked as if she was floating an inch or so, above the earth! And she truly had the look of peace and serenity in her eyes!

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And being a somewhat new Christian, the young man was perhaps, a bit naive. And so, he was even more confused because he had been suffering a great deal of tribulation at the hands of the Tormentor, Satan! So he knew that he did not possess such peace and serenity which that young lady seemingly had found!

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THE BIBLE, THE ONLY TRUE TEST

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And, well, isn’t it true that there are many different denominations and “other gospels” which tell us that they have the answer to our problems!

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Yes, we may see some charismatic individual who gathers to himself a group of followers. And this man (or woman) may have that look of peace and serenity in his eyes! But as we know, that is no proof that the Holy Spirit dwells in that person’s heart!

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Listen… “And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this Word, it is because there is no light in them.” Isaiah 8:19

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Yes, the test of all truth is, “Is it in harmony with God’s Word?”

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Bible Study Group – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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“CULTS”: NOT THE TEST FOR TRUTH 

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Now, truth-be-told, there are many even in the Church, who try to use other methods to discern between truth and error.

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For instance, some will say, “Well all the cults teach this or that! Therefore it cannot be truth!”

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The problem with this kind of rationale is, that cults are usually made up with lies mingled together within much truth!

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And if the Church still clings to some error, then you can be sure, Satan will capitalize on that error, bringing the truth they have shunned, into the cults. So you cannot discern truth or error based upon what cults believe or do not believe!

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Church Audience hands – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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THE DECEPTION OF CONSENSUS

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Another great error is that because some denomination has the greatest numbers of followers, this is proof that they have the truth. Or perhaps they believe that because there is a general consensus among theologians concerning this or that church-doctrine, that such consensus proves the veracity of that questionable doctrine!

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elijah 7 the two altars1kings18-38 www.thebiblerevival.com public domain

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But remember, when Elijah contested between the 450 prophets of Baal, the odds were 450-to-1 against Elijah! And yet it was Elijah who prevailed, because he had the truth on his side!

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Listen… “Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil;”  Exodus 23:2

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So it is totally meaningless how many there are who hold to this or that doctrine! And let’s face it! Theologians like to read one-another’s books! And so, no wonder there’s a general consensus between theologians! They’re all reading each other’s books!

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Elijah and the two altars -1st Kings 18-38 – www.thebiblerevival.com – Public Domain

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INTIMIDATION

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Now just about every false gospel tries to intimidate their followers. And it does not matter how big or how small, or how respected or un-respected is that gospel. Nor does it matter how “orthodox” or mainstream is that gospel! Whenever a religious denomination begins to intimidate its members over some questionable doctrine, then “red flags should go up”, as the saying goes!

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Yes, religious teachers seem to instinctively know when this or that beloved old church-doctrine is built on a shaky foundation! And it is those very pet doctrines, over which they will intimidate anyone who dares to question those “fragile” church-doctrines! In other words, they love their beloved old church-doctrines more than they love truth!

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And instead of re-examining what they believe, they instead, “circle the wagons”, as the saying goes, and try to defend and hold fast to their traditional beliefs!

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Evangelist Preaching – Church – Audience hands – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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GOD’S WORD THE ONLY TRUE TEST!

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Now there is some really Good News! The door of Salvation is still open! And we may come to the Lord upon our spiritual knees and ask Him for wisdom! And of course, the “many counsellors” http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Braet_von_%C3%9Cberfeldt_woman_with_bible_1866.jpgfound in God’s Word, are the true counsellors who will guide us in to all truth!

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Yes, the only way to discern truth is the time-tested criteria: to search the Word of God, carefully and prayerfully for one’s own self!

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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 from 1st John reveals, the Holy Spirit is both willing and able to teach the true worshiper of God! And that true worshiper does not need to be under the authority of any man or any church! We can study at home, for our own self! 

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And now that we are living in the days of apostasy, we can take comfort that God’s grace is abounding! And like never before in history, God will hold us fast from the four winds of false doctrines which seems to be blowing from every direction!

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Braet von Überfeldt – Woman with Bible – 1866 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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To read Part 2, click here… JANUARY 27 (The False Prophet, Part 2: Universal Mind-Control!)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me a knowledge of Thy Word, and the wisdom in that Word, so that I may know the truth, and discern all falsehood…

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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… January 18th (Jeremiah & the Smooth Prophets)” 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman…And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads…And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” Revelation 12:1, 3, 15 

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GOD’S CREATIONS: BEAUTY AND WISDOM

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“For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.” Psalm 32:6

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The majestic waves of the sea. One of the most beautiful creations in nature! The sounds of the crashing surf!  The moist wind and spray upon one’s face! Truly, standing upon the sand, and facing the ocean surf overwhelms all the human senses! It’s quite an exhilarating experience to say the least! 

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But the ocean and the surf, and the sand were created by God, not merely for beauty’s sake; but also to teach. And the Bible has interwoven many aspects of nature into the Gospel story. And these various things in nature were created by God to instruct Mankind in Bible truths, both good and bad.

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LOCATION…

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The Wave Constellation is primarily comprised of the Auriga Constellation plus one star from Taurus, plus one more star.

winter four constellations

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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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TOMORROW…

” JANUARY 27 (The False Prophet, Part 2: Universal Mind-Control!)”

 

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