Daily Devotional, Year 2 – MARCH 7 (The Deceitfulness of Riches)

By admin On January 1st, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – MARCH 7

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The Deceitfulness of Riches

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We live in a land of incredible riches!

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Like never before in history, we in this high-tech industrial culture have more than the heart could wish.

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AS RICH AS KINGS!

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Through the invention of many labor-saving devices, even those at the bottom of the income ladder, enjoy electric ovens and toasters, and TV’s, cars, radios, newspapers, refrigerators, lights, grocery stores, inexpensive clothing, manufactured goods, and a host of other labor-saving goods; a level of luxury which only lords and kings could enjoy in centuries past!

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Yes, all these luxuries we take for granted today, would have required many servants in olden times!

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The point is, our definition of being rich is vastly different than when the Bible was first penned!

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The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon’, by Edward Poynter, 1890, Art Gallery of New South Wales US public domain

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PAUL’S EXHORTATION

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Now, the Apostle Paul tells us that… “And having food and raimehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PaulT.jpgnt let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.” 1st Timothy 6:8, 9

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Now, as we examine our lives today, just how is this above warning fulfilled?

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How do our many conveniences drown us in perdition and destruction?

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Paul the Apostle – Artist – Valentin de Boulogne or Nicolas Tournier – circa 1500s – Wikipedia – public domain

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FAMILY UNIT BROKEN UP

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For one thing, all our modern conveniences have greatly eliminated the necessity of teaching our children to work and contribute to the needs of the family!

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And so, instead of all the family members working together through the day, we send our children off to school, to be raised by strangers who quite often indoctrinate them into secular philosophies, while we spend the day working away from home!

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And then, we wonder why our children have so little love for Jesus!

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God purposely designed this world to become a discipline for our own good! But we have “sought out many inventions”! Ecclesiastes 7:29

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(Now this article is not recommending anyone to discard these labor-saving devices; just that we use them to our benefit, by spending our extra time in God’s Word.)

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WORLD INDOCTRINATION

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Yes, and speaking of many inventions, just think of how all our high-tech devices are bringing destruction and perdition upon us!

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Just think how we are piercing our own selves through with many sorrows with these devices!

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And after being indoctrinated in school, our children come home to watch TV, and listen to ungodly music on their smart-phones!

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The fact is, the False Prophet, Satan has led unsaved men to build up this present-day society, turning it into a giant indoctrination center, conforming us and our children into his image!

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And we have reached the day in which Revelation 13 has now been fulfilled…

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IMAGE NOW FORMED!

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Listen to Revelation 13… “And he (the False Prophet: the 2nd Beast) had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Revelation 13:15

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It is now possible for images to speak, and cause us to become indoctrinated into the image of the Beast (the world system).

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And all this has happened right under our noses, while Satan has busied us with the pursuit of earthly Mammon (materialism)!

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CHURCH DECEIVED!

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Oh how crafty is this cunning serpent!

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He has diverted us into believing that the Beast and False Prophet are two individuals who are not even going to appear, until after we had all been supposedly Raptured out of the world!

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And we bought into this lie of the Devil, while Satan was allowed to build his last-day deception all around us!

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And so, we Christians are living in a society which assures us that all is well with our souls! The TV assures us that all is well! Our churches assure us that all is well, telling us that we have nothing to fear, since we will soon be Raptured away from all this!

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But the Bible doesn’t give us this assurance! No, the Bible warns us to flee!

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CAUGHT IN SATAN’S SNARE!

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And there are many who are being awakened to this horrible and impossible situation, asking ourselves, “Just what can I do? How can I escape this giant net which the Devil has now cast upon the entire world?”

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The Bible speaks of a day in which God’s people are to flee!

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Yes, just listen to Habakkuk… “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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INDOCTRINATION EVERYWHERE!

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As Habakkuk warns, we have been surrounded by Chaldeans (the people of this Babylonish society).

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Theyhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TV_highquality.jpg have surrounded God’s people via, the various high-tech devices, and atheistic schooling, and even by false teachers within the Church. And Habakkuk prophesied of this day…

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Listen… “Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.” Habakkuk 1:4

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Yes, the enemy has come in like a flood, and brought us and our children into certain destruction, via this Antichrist society!

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And as this above verse declares, “the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceeds” from God’s people!

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SO WHERE DO WE RUN?

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And so, as we begin to realize that the prophet, Habakkuk was prophesying about this very day we are now in, the command is given to “RUN!”

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But where can we run? Just where can we hide?

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Well, in tomorrow‘s devotional, this will be further discussed.

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TO READ PART 2, CLICK HERE…“MARCH 8 (The Deceitfulness of Riches, Part 2: Flee!)”

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me escape the overflowing tide of evil, that has begun to cover the earth…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “June 9th (The Power of Positive-Thinking Gospels!)”, or you can also read… “May 16th (Last Call! Come Aboard the Ark!)” 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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WHY A SNAKE/SERPENT?

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Serpent with Wise Virgins Attached

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The Five Wise represent all those who were once a part of Satan’s Kingdom of Selfishness. But now, they have been cut off and separated from that kingdom. Now they have become part of God Kingdom of Unselfish Love! And that is why this serpent looks as if its body has been severed. It has lost part of its body! It is now, only half-a-snake! The Wise were once part of that snake. But now they have become free from Satan’s Prison-house of Sin!

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Serpent Constellation

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But as for this Snake/Serpent Constellation, and what it represents,one needs only to begin with beginning of the Salvation story: “Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” Genesis 3:1

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THE HEEL OF JESUS FOOT

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Son Of Man Constellation

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Now, as step back about several light-years, we can view the great “Son of Man Constellation”. And if we look at his right foot, it is revealed that this serpent is winding its way over  of the top of the heel of Jesus’ foot. Of course this reminds one of the very words of God, as He spoke to the serpent in the Garden… “And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou [art] cursed… And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” Genesis 3:14, 15. Of course, this was a prophecy about Jesus, and how Satan would bruise His Heel.

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And so it is no coincidence that God has arraigned the stars in such a way as to portray this concept, concerning the serpent bruising Christ’s heel.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Five Foolish Virgins Stars” or you can also read… “Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction”

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TOMORROW…

“MARCH 8 (The Deceitfulness of Riches, Part 2: Flee!)”

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