Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JULY 22 (The False Prophet, Part 8: The Biggest Lie In The Church!)

By admin On July 11th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JULY 22

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The Biggest Lie In The Church!

To read Part 1 of this series, click here… “JANUARY 26 (The False Prophet, Part 1: Lying Eyes!)”

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Just what could possibly be the biggest lie in today’s Church? And this question assumes that there is a lie in today’s Church! So what could it possibly be? Perhaps the biggest lie is that some ecclesiastical authority is in reality, merely Satan’s right-hand man?

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Well, there is a much bigger lie which is flourishing in today’s church-world. And of course, this lie is brought upon us by the master of lies, the Devil!

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Yes, the number #1 lie which is deceiving virtually the entire church-world is being spoken each week from the pulpits of the individual congregations! But is also being told by nearly every television and radio ministry!

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Satan – Lucifer – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

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So just what is this greatest of all lies?

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

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THE BIGGEST LIE!

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Simple! The greatest of all lies being uttered in today’s church-world is just this: “You are saved!”

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WHAT!?! How could that be the biggest and greatest lie?

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Simple! Satan has been coming to the churches, disguised as an “angel of light” for many decades! And by his so-called “ministers of righteousness”, Satan has been flattering the parishioners in the local congregations that they are saved, when in fact, perhaps as many as 99% of them are not truly “born again”! That’s right! Most every professing Christian is not truly “born again”!

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STANDING BEFORE THE JUDGE!

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The Lord tells us that ….“Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity!” Matthew 7:22, 23

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Here we see that there will be a large number of professing Christians who, on Judgment Day, will be astonished  to discover that they were full of good works, but void of the Holy Spirit!

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MERE LIP SERVICE!

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There will be many, on Judgment Day of whom Jesus spoke in this manner…“This people draweth nigh unto Me with their mouth, and honoureth Me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me.” Matthew 15:8

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There are many in today’s Church who profess to love Jesus, and yet we have no desire to allow Jesus to come and rule and reign over our lives! Deep down, we understand that Jesus desires to live out His selfless life through us, but we have no desire to let go of our selfish, world-loving heart!

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We are much like Judas who betrayed Jesus with a kiss!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Unfunny Judgment Day Cartoon – companys-coming – revised

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MANY “GOOD WORKS”!

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And as a result, the great multitude of church-goers merely make a pretense of servihttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hoffman-ChristAndTheRichYoungRuler.jpgng God.

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Oh yes, they may serve on committees and hold church offices. They may engage in various ministries and humanitarian projects.

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And yet, they continually resist the Holy Spirit, who desires to indwell them, but cannot because they reject the self-sacrificing love of Jesus which requires a total submission to that Spirit of Holiness!

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They are like that Rich Young Man in Matthew 19:16-26, who had just too many earthly possessions to give up! And like him, many church-goers also cannot make such a total forsaking of all, to follow Jesus!

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Rich Young Ruler – Hoffman – Wikimedia Commons – US Public-Domain

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SATAN FILLS THE VOID!

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And so, the Prince of the Power of the Air has moved into the Holy Place of the Church, installing his “ministers of righteousness” behind today’s pulpits, flattering and deceiving the congregations into believing they are saved, when in truth, they are not!

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And so, whether in the pulpit, or behind a microphone, these false shepherds speak comforting words to the multitudes, as if they are the true sheep of God. Yes, they offer practical tips on becoming a better Christian, a better spouse, or a better parent. They tell of how wonderful Heaven will be someday, and how they will walk those heavenly streets of gold. They even quote many Bible verses and offer biblical advice!

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

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THE CORRECT MESSAGE FOR THE PRESENT HOUR!

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And yet, if they were true shepherds, they would instead be saying… “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of My mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:” Revelation 3:16, 17

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Yes, deep down, such wolves in sheep’s clothing understand that today’s congregations are mostly filled with world-loving, Mammon-pursuing parishioners! And the kindest words they could possibly speak to these lost souls, would be to call them to repent and forsake their selfish ways, and call on the Lord to mercifully save them!

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John the Baptist by J. Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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PROSPERITY-DRIVEN MESSAGE

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But instead, the False Prophet, Satan, is coming to today’s sensual and earthly churches, and presenting a smooth, peace and prosperity gospel, mingled with humor, and sensual music.

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And even if they do preach an occasional message of repentance, it has no lasting effect on the congregation.

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This is because the Holy Spirit has long since been taken out of the midst of today’s congregation, and has been replaced by the “abomination of desolation”, Satan!

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ABOVE PICTURE: The False Prophet – signsofheaven.org – not for commercial uses

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WE ARE NOT SAVED!

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Listen to this next prophecy by Jeremiah, regarding the last days… “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.” Jeremiah 8:20

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This prophecy speaks specifically of the days we are in. The great harvest of souls is almost completed. And yet God’s very own people are not saved!

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Repin – Cry of prophet Jeremiah – www.wikigallery.org – US Public Domain

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ANY GOOD NEWS?

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So is there any Good News? What can we do about our sad condition? Is there no hope?

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Yes, there is hope! James offers this very practical advice to all of us who still love this present world…“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God….Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” James 4:4, 8-10

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Yes, the life of the true worshipper of God is a life of repentance. We should not cease from mourning and weeping at the foot of the Cross until we have fully overcome the world and the flesh and the Devil!

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David’s sorrow – Wikigallery – Public Domain

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TO FORSAKE ALL!

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And as Jesus commands… “So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be My disciple.” Luke 14:33http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ABrooklyn_Museum_-_Jesus_Discourses_with_His_Disciples_(J%C3%A9sus_s'entretient_avec_ses_disciples)_-_James_Tissot.jpg

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Here is the essence of true discipleship! To completely renounce the selfishness of this present world and wholly follow Jesus up and out of this world! Those who are still standing in the Valley of Decision must decide who they are going to serve! There are no fence-sitters! All those who attempt to live for Heaven and this world too, will be sadly disappointed when standing before the Judge!

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Jesus Discourses with His Disciples – James Tissot – by Brooklyn Museum – by Wikipedia – Public Domain

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“THE HOUR IS AT HAND”

Matthew 26:45

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And so, in view of the increasing wickedness and hopelessness of this present state of affairs, why should we continue on, serving the world and the god of this world, Satan?

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Let’s begin our pilgrimage out of this City of Destruction and start our joyful ascent to the Celestial City of God, where there awaits for us a city of joy and peace and life that never ends, where we will be forever young! 

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Upward Pathway by böhringer friedrich for wikimedia share-alike license only

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TO READ PART 9, CLICK HERE…JULY 27 (The False Prophet, Part 9: The Devil Owns The Fence!)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me understanding of my true spiritual condition! Let me not attempt to lie to myself or be deceived by all the false shepherds “who cry peace peace, when there is no peace”…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1, or you can also read this shorter article…” APRIL 21 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 8: Congregating Together)”

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP

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“Multitudes, multitudes in the ‘Valley of Decision’…

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for the day of the Lord is near in the ‘Valley of Decision’.”

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Valley of Decision w/names

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“The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining… 

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“The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem…

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“And the heavens and the earth shall shake…

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“But the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

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Joel 3:14-16

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LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION GROUP…

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“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” Micah 4:1, 2

Valley of Decision + O Destroying Mountain Constellation Group

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Look eastward in the early summer through fall. Find the Cassiopeia Constellation. Cassiopeia is the Mount of Blessing. In the sketch, it is the farthest mountain to the left. In the sky, it is the northern-most of these three mountains when facing eastward. It resembles a pyramid.

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Then find the second pyramid to its right (south).

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Then go a little further south to the next third pyramid. The third snow-cap is the Destroying Mountain Constellation.

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These three pyramids are the snow-capped portion of these three mountains in this sketch. (of course, you won’t see the snow-caps in the sky. They are just an embellishment in this sketch to present a concept-EDITOR).

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Valley of Decision & O Destroying Mtn. Constellations

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THE VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP. They appear in mid-summer in the eastern skies in pre-dawn hours. These are made of Cassiopeia (mount on left), and various stars from the AndromedaConstellation (valley) Pegasus (Mount of Cursing (middle mount) & Destroying Mount (right)), and Pisces (Broad Way to Hell). The galaxy which appears to be climbing the Mountain of Blessing is the Andromeda Galaxy

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The above Wikipedia star-chart shows this amazing constellation group as it appears from June to fall, just prior to the winter constellation group. Actually, these Valley of Decision Constellations appear in early summer in the pre-dawn hours. (Editor of this website has sketched in this constellation group onto this above Wikipedia star-chart.) 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The ‘Valley of Decision’ Constellation

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TOMORROW…

JULY 23 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 13: The Evangelical Cult!)

 

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