Daily Devotional, Year 2 – OCTOBER 16 (A World of Lies, Part 7: A Cuttle-fish World: The Enemy Within!)

By admin On November 13th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – OCTOBER 16

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A World of Lies, Part 7: “It’s a Cuttlefish World! The Enemy Within!”

To read Part 1, click here… “January 3 (World of Lies, Part 1: The Femme-Fatale Firefly!)”

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“And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.” 1st John 5:19

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God originally created this world to be a beautiful home for Mankind. Yet when we fell from grace, this world began to change in many ways. Nature, to a certain extent, began to take on some changes. Many creatures and plants, etc., gradually took on dangerous aspects.

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But in addition to giving nature the ability to become dangerous after the Fall of Man, God also designed nature to teach lessons about good and evil!

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Yes, there are many creatures who exhibit appearances and behaviors, which teach us about heavenly virtues. But many aspects of nature teach lessons about Satan’s government of Hell!

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CUTTLEFISH: THE ULTIMATE IMPOSTORS!

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One of the most amazing creatures ever created is the Cuttlefish! Actually, it is not a fish, but a type of mollusk, like a squid, or an octopus.

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The reason why this creature is so incredible, is that it can just glance at its environment and instantly change its body to imitate that environment.

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For instance, if it wants to hide from its enemies, or lie-in-wait for its victims, next to a sea-weed, it simply changes its color, spots, and shape to imitate that sea-weed. It can even instantly grow leaf-like appendages to imitate certain sea-weeds! This little creature is nothing short of amazing!

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 “At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it; If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.” Isaiah 18:7, 8 

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Cuttlefish – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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During any presidential debate, there are a lot of promises made about restoring that nation to her former greatness. And there is usually a lot of promises about strengthening our military. 

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The problem with all these promises is that the solution is not found with mere humans…

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GOD SAVES OR DESTROYS

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Listen… “At what instant I (God) shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it; If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.” Isaiah 18:7, 8 

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As this above passage from Isaiah says, it is God who blesses nations and it is God that curses nations. And so, if God has cursed our society, then it is absolutely futile to attempt to protect her from outside enemy forces! Absolutely worthless!

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BEFORE A NATION IS DESTROYED FROM WITHOUT,

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IT IS DESTROYED FROM WITHIN…

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The fact is, the root cause of any nation’s decline or destruction can always be traced back to that nation’s wickedness. With some nations, it may be greed for more power, or more control, or more territories. With other nations, it may be greed for materialism and for more earthly riches. For still others, it may be dishonesty and other corruptions. And still others may be lusting for immorality.

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And so, you could say, that before a nation is destroyed from without, it must become corrupt from within. Otherwise, God would protect that nation.

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This truth bears repeating. God will protect a good nation. But a corrupt and immoral nation will not be safe, regardless of how strong its military happens to be!

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THE DESTRUCTION OF SODOM

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A perfect example of God’s blessings and cursings on a nation can be witnessed in God’s dealings with Sodom.

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After helping Sodom out of various troubles with outside enemies, God finally brought judgment upon her.

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Her immorality had become too much. And God brought a swift end to Sodom.

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THE SALVATION OF NINEVEH

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On the other hand, after Jonah warned Nineveh of its impending judgments, the people of Nineveh turned to God with fasting and sackcloth and repentance for their wickedness…“Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water: But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands. Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?” Jonah 3:7-9

 

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And so we have two examples of how God can deal with a wicked nation. In one instance, the people were destroyed. In the other, the people repented and were saved.

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REAPING THE WHIRLWIND

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And so it is with the nations which once embraced the Christian Reformation. They have slowly but surely rejected the Gospel they once loved, and have turned once again to wickedness of one form or another. And now they are reaping the whirlwind as the Bible says.

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“FOR VAIN IS THE HELP OF MAN”

Psalm 60:11 & 108:12

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And so, if Christians are looking for this or that candidate to come to that nation’s rescue, they can just forget it! Judgment is now coming upon the former Reformation nations. And there is one and only one hope for any nation. And that one hope is for the people to turn back to Jehovah God, begging and pleading for repentance and honesty, and selflessness, and humbleness, and restoration of stolen property, and generosity, and every other virtuous quality…

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Listen again… “At what instant I (God) shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it; If that nation against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.” Isaiah 18:7, 8 

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IT’S A CUTTLEFISH WORLD!

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And so, just as the cuttlefish is a living breathing deception, so too, this whole world, the kingdom of Satan, is a giant delusion.

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It is one great deception! It makes people think that they can do it without God’s help. But that is just a lie of the Devil! 

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To read part 7, click here…OCTOBER 17 (A World of Lies, Part 8: It’s a Cuttlefish World! The Enemy Within! Continued: Insufficient Repentance)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to see and understand the great deception, which is the Planet Earth! Help me study Thy Word that I may become wise as a serpent, but harmless as a dove…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… ““VANITY FAIR” AND THE FALSE PROPHET (Continued)” or you can also read this much shorter article…“March 28th (Taking Back This Nation For God!)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE PLEIADES 

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The photo to the right is the Pleiades Cluster. Does it appear to you like an angel? Well, if it does, then you are encouraged to keep reading.

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The above two verses concerning the Pleiades  are all the Bible has to say about the Pleiades, directly. But if you will read this article, you will discover that the Pleiades represents concepts which span much of the Bible! 

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And The Heavens Declare.net will attempt to unravel this mysterious phenomenon in the night-sky, and will, hopefully, also interpret these two verses to show just what all this means, and how it might apply to our lives.

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The Pleiades (Above constellation can be seen in colder months in mid sky, traveling east to west through the night. With the eyes alone, it would appear much smaller than this. But with binoculars, it would appear more like this photo).  NASA photo by Robert Gendler 

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TALE OF TWO WOMEN

 

The Pleiades: Mystery Babylon: Mother of Harlots

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You see, this constellation tells the tale of two women! But how can it be, that nobody has ever seen the Pleiades as a constellation of a woman? (There is one other person on the Internet who has his own rendition of this constellation. Click here to see)

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This article will discuss this great paradox of these two women, found in the Pleiades, and what it means scripturally to us: we who comprise the global community of Christians.

Captive Angel Constellation

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Because this constellation (or should we say Constellations, plural), has very much to do with us: those of us who are living right now on the threshold of eternity. 

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And as you might expect, if you are at all familiar with this website, the Bible holds the key to understanding all this!

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READ MORE

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The Pleiades: The Captive Angel & Mystery Harlot Constellation

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TOMORROW…

OCTOBER 17 (A World of Lies, Part 8: It’s a Cuttlefish World! The Enemy Within! Continued: Insufficient Repentance)

 

 

 

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