Daily Devotional, Year 2 – May 13 (It’s a Wonderful Life! Or NOT?)

By admin On March 30th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – May 13

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All Is Vanity, Part 1: “It’s a Wonderful Life! Or NOT?”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:It%27s_A_Wonderful_Life.jpg

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Of all the movies ever made, perhaps the most beloved is the movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

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When making the movie, one of the lead actors marveled at how easily the movie production came together… “It was not even made from a book, but just dreamed up!”, he later remarked.

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Yes, this movie magically came together, to become one of the greatest achievements of Hollywood’s history.

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It’s A Wonderful Life- Wikipedia – Public domain

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THE BATTLE RAGES ON

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Of course, for those who are fighting the forces of evil in this spiritual Armageddon world, we understand that very little happens by mere chance.

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We are not ignorant of Satan’s devices!

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And we understand that this arch-enemy of Jesus is working overtime to draw the hearts of men, women, and children away from Kingdom of Heaven, and back into this lost world.

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

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SATAN’S ADVERTISER-IN-CHIEF

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And so, television has become the advertiser-in-chief for Satan’s kingdom.

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Yes, the television’s very purpose is to convince us that, “It’s a Wonderful Life!”

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But it’s not a wonderful world! Just the opposite! It’s a horrible world!

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As we go through our daily routine, more than 10,000 people die every hour around the world! 10,000 people an hour! And that’s just a conservative estimate!

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We go about our daily duties, not realizing that 80 people commit suicide every hour!

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As we ring in each new year, a million people around the worldhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ISIL_Execution_of_man_September_2014.jpg have been abducted and sold into slavery this past year.

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Millions become addicted to drugs and alcohol each year

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Millions of babies are aborted each year.

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Millions of murders, rapes, beatings, thefts.

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Millions become ill around the world.

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And then, we turn on some movie which tries to sell us on the notion that, “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

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Sunset over San Diego Graveyard – Wikipedia – Share-alike License for Andy Eick

ISIL – Execution of man – September 2014 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

Highbrow drunkard – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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LUCIFER: GOD OF THIS WORLD

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The fact is, this world was high-jacked long ago by Satan and his followers, after they rebelled from Heaven’s government of love.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paradise_Lost_3.jpg

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And all this, after Lucifer convinced a third of the angels that he had a better way to achieve happiness.

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Of course, God knew better, but allowed this rebellion to continue, knowing that it would eventually fail.

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And so, God diverted Lucifer and his fellow rebels to this Planet Earth, and allowed this rebellion to continue to run its course, for all the host of Heaven to observe.

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Gustave Dore – Paradise Lost illustration – Lucifer becomes Satan – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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THE MAGIC OF TELEVISION

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And so, here we are. And as that currently popular mantra says… “How’s your world-of-sin workin’ out for ya?”

TV indoctrination

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And so, in these last days of earth’s history, Satan has flooded the world with all sorts of propaganda to convince us that this horrible world is, “a pretty nice place, after all!” And so, it shouldn’t be a surprise that such movies as, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, came together so “magically”.

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Yes, with television, Satan can take a sympathetic story-line, and some fresh-faced actors, along with some colorful lighting, and appropriate back-ground music, and make this tragic world seem like really great place to live!

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SELLING YOUR SOUL

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And those who happen to be experiencing a few years of peace https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Every_day.jpgand prosperity buy into Satan’s lie.

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But though they may have a few decades of enjoying this selfish world, they know not that they are like lambs going to the slaughter!

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They don’t realize that they are trading their soul away to the, “god of this world”, for a few years of prosperity.

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sheep – Lambs to the slaughter – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

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http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-photo/jeastty/3/1303829593/mall-witnessing.jpg/tpod.html

AMBASSADORS FOR HEAVEN

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But God has chosen a group of earth’s citizens, to become ambassadors for Heaven.

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Yes, that’s our job. And it is our commission to call out to mankind, in hopes that some will hear and respond and turn away from this dying world, and turn back to God and His government of unselfish love.

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Mall witnessing, Panama City, Panama

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DECEIVED CHRISTIANS

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Unfortunately, many of those who have been called, have bought into Satan’s big lie. 

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Yes, many, or perhaps most of those who God has called to become ambassadors for Heaven have been deceived by false gospels, which offer Heaven in one hand, and this selfish world in the other hand.

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Listen… “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” 1st John 2:15-17

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But God isn’t offering both worlds. He wants us to choose one world or the other. Because you cannot love this present selfish world and love Heaven too!

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They are diametrically opposed to each other. 

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LIVING FOR HEAVEN

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Jesus says… “He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for My sake shall find it.” Matthew 10:39

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Oh yes, we must remain in this selfish world for a few more years.

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And so, we must work and raise our family and attempt to provide them with a pleasant life.

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But when we become a citizen of Heaven, our eyes begin to look Heavenward.

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No longer do we hope for the worldly pleasures and earthly treasures that we once sought for.

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Now our desire is that we might lead our family to Salvation.

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Now we live to present Christ to the world, by our godly example.

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Girl with a Bible – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hoffman-ChristAndTheRichYoungRuler.jpgCALLING LOST SOULS

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And so, the point of, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, was that the main character got his life back here on earth.

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But the point of the Christian life is to renounce this evil world and live the rest of our life to call lost souls out of this hopelessly rotting, smelly old world of sin, selfishness and death!

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And while there was a somewhat religious element to that movie, it totally turned out to be an advertisement for this kingdom of Satan, in which we are stuck in for a few more years. 

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

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THE EVERLASTING WORLD TO COME

 

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God has a wonderful world in store for all those who choose that world.

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There will be no more sorrow or crying. But it will be a world of laughter and singing, and brotherly love for all the redeemed ones. 

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And hopefully, you and myself will be there to enjoy God’s pleasures for evermore!

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Of that world to come, it may truly be said, “It’s a Wonderful, and an Everlasting Life!”

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The River Of The Water Of Life – by H. Melville – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Let me not be deceived by the god of this world. But open my eyes that I might see this world for what it really is, that I may come out, and live for Heaven…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flower of the Field Constellation, Part 3: “Signs of the World’s End””, or you can also read this shorter article… (Planet Earth: Devil’s Island!)” 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION GROUP…

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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. Then find the next pyramid to its right (south). Then go a little further south to the next third pyramid. The third snow-cap is the Destroying Mountain Constellation. 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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“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

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 Andromeda Constellation (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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Valley of Decision & O Destroying Mtn. Constellations

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The 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…

“May 14 (The World’s Most Amazing Fact!)”

 

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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