Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JANUARY 6 (The Iron & Clay: Politics of Hate!)

By admin On October 20th, 2014

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Daily Devotional – JANUARY 6th

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The Iron & Clay: Politics of Hate!

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The Book of Daniel tells of King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of a great statue, made of various metals.

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This statue has been interpreted as representing the various kingdoms which would rule the earth, beginning with Babylon of Daniel’s day, and ending in our day. And this would seem like a plausible idea.

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Now while the head of the statue in his dream was made of gold, representing Babylon, this statue devolved into lessor metals until our day, down to the feet made of iron mingled with clay.

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Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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THINGS GETTING WORSE, NOT BETTER!

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Well, to put it very concisely, this statue was signifying that Mankind was not getting better, but growing worse and worse with each new ruling kingdom.

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From the head of gold, to the arms and breast of silver, to the loins of brass, to the legs of iron, to the feet of iron mingled with clay!

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Burning Man – 2013 -Chapel – Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

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DECADENT & DIVIDED WORLD TODAY

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So now that we are at the very end of time, we are no longer made of gold, or silver, or brass, or iron! No, we are now down to the feet of this statue, which are made of iron mixed with clay! The worst! There’s little nobility and glory remaining in Mankind! 

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Now, it is very interesting that Scripture says concerning the iron and clay… “And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided… And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.” Daniel 2:41, 43

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So this above passage, it would seem, speaks of our time today as a period in history when the people are divided and separated.

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Anti-Christian Protest movement – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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DIVIDED WORLD TODAY!

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Yes, as we look around this fallen world, we begin to notice that Mankind is separating themselves.

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There is a growing division between the various ideologies of Man!

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Some call for “diversity”! Others call for “racism”! Still others call for religious supremacy! Still others call for gender supremacy! And many are steeped in political division!

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Yes, it’s a very divided world today, wouldn’t you agree?

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Oh well, there are many quarters in today’s world in which Mankind gives the appearance of unity.

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But we need not look far to see a growing division on many fronts!

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politics-March for Womens Lives detail – wikipedia – share-alike-licence

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POLITICS: A GREAT DIVIDE!

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Well, today’s devotional will focus on political division!http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anger_during_a_protest_by_David_Shankbone.jpg

 

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Yes, there seems to be two main divisions in the world in the realm of politics: the “Right” and the “Left”. And this goes right along with Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in which he saw the right foot and left foot made of Iron and Clay.

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Now without getting too technical about all this, let’s just focus on one aspect of the political divide in this society.

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The one great overarching condition of the current political world today is the great division between the Right and the Left! There is an ever-increasing political hatred between these two groups. Indeed, one could call it a war between these two ideologies, growing more fierce with each passing day!

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Anger during a protest by David Shankbone – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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POLITICS & THE CHURCH-ELECT

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Now, to keep today’s devotional from getting too broad, let’s just keep this topic focused on how all this concerns the Christian community.

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And so, the great question that we Christians must ask ourselves is this: “Do I really want to get myself mired down by all this hate and strife? Do I really want to allow my time and attention to be diverted from my commission from God, to become transformed into the image of Jesus that I might become a faithful witness to the world for Christ?”

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You see, the image which Nebuchadnezzar saw in his dream was not the image of Christ! No, it was just the opposite! It was and is the image of fallen Mankind, who by the way, are conformed to the image of, “the god of this world”, Satan!

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

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A FORM OF GODLINESS

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WHICH DENIES GOD’S SPIRIT

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Oh yes, there is an element of godliness in today’s political ideologies! One group claims to have mercy and compassion! And the other claims to have justice and righteousness and morality! Yet as the Bible warns, these ideologies have, “a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away ” 2nd Timothy 3:5

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True, there seems to be a form of godliness in this fallen, sinful world.

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But this above passage warns that it is a counterfeit goodness! Not the real thing! Void of God’s Holy Spirit! Completely worthless! Deadly and deceiving!

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And so, as 2nd Timothy 3:5 concludes, “from such, turn away!”

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WHY IMMERSE MYSELF IN HATE?

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And so, dear-soul-for-whom-Christ-died, why would we even want to be involved in all the hatred between these two groups?

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Oh yes, Satan makes it easy to simply turn on our televisions and jump into the fray! And politics has become a spectator sport in these last days!

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And there are these elements of godliness, which often come so close to true Christianity!

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But we must not be deceived! They are merely a form of godliness, but not the real thing, being void of God’s Spirit!

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Listen… “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 1st Corinthians 15:33.

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We must not let anyone deceive us! As this above verse reveals, evil communications will corrupt our hearts!

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“COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM!”

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So let’s not allow ourselves to be deceived by these look-alike ideologies! We just don’t http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpghave time to allow ourselves to become diverted from our great commission to become changed into the image of Christ! And with all the hatred between these two groups, why would we want to allow all that ungodly yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees to permeate through our hearts?

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Listen… “Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.” Matthew 16:6.

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After all, God commands us to purify our hearts! Not to pollute our hearts!

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Listen… “And every man that hath this hope in Him (Christ) purifies himself, even as He (Christ) is pure.” 1st John 3:3 

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – public domain

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THE GOOD NEWS!

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But the Good News here is, that it is still the day of Salvation! And though we have only a little time left, we can still flee to the mountain of God for refuge! We can still hide ourselves in the clefts of that mighty Rock!

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And we have this promise… “Wherefore He (Christ) is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Keep me from the hatred, sin, and strife, which politics is so greatly immersed in…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…  August 7 (The False Prophet, Part 15: “The False Prophet’s Two Horns!”)or you can also read… “March 11th (Just Two Wings of the Same Bird!)” 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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the crooked serpent.”

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Isaiah 26:13

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LOCATING THE DRAGON

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REVELATION 12 DRAGON IS NOT DRACO!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DracoCC.jpg

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First, let it be stated, that this Dragon Constellation is not the same constellation commonly referred to as “Draco” (photo to right is Draco).

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This Revelation 12 Dragon from Signs Of Heaven, has not been previously recognized. But you will discover that it is a very intricate and complex constellation, once you are comfortable locating it (picture below, right).

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Draco, (Picture right) Ursa Minor Wikipedia share-alike license

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LOCATION…

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The Revelation 12 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.

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Wikipedia star-charts winter constellation in West

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This Dragon’s mouth is the V-like constellation The Hyades Cluster, which is also known as the head of Taurus the Bull. The Dragon’s tail-tip is Pleiades and the lower shaft of his tail is partly of Aries  and Pisces. Then with aid of a dark and starry night, you may begin to connect the mouth and the tail with a very long body in an oval shape. The front and back legs are made of a few stars: the front legs partially of stars from Taurus . The back legs and rear fin are made of 6 stars from the Cetus Constellation.

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BODY HARD TO SEE

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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 .

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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…

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