Daily Devotional, Year 2 – NOVEMBER 10 (The Psalms’ Power Over Evil Spirits)

By admin On December 21st, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – NOVEMBER 10

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The Psalms’ Power Over Evil Spirits

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“And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.” 1st Samuel 16:23

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David Plays Before Saul – Wikigallery – Public Domain

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We live in a world today, in which there are so many different sounds and noises. And those living in the big cities must live and work and play amidst all the din and clamor which pervades the smoky urban air.

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Yes, we live in a world with many troubled people. And for those of us who have been let in on the big secret of the Gospel, we understand that Satan and his vast armies of unseen spirit beings are working invisibly behind the scenes, carrying on their 24/7/365 warfare against the human race, and against God’s people!

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MENTAL ILLNESS or EVIL SPIRITS?

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But here in 1st Samuel, Chapter 16, is the true account of King Saul, in a very revealing situation in which Saul is being troubled by evil spirits.

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Oh yes, this atheistic world would claim that Saul is merely suffering from a bi-polar condition. In other words, Saul was going in and out of depression. And his personality would swing from, “nice and congenial”, at one moment, to sudden bursts of, “violence and anger”, at another moment!

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And so, King Saul had a classic case of bi-polar disorder…well…according to the world.

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King Saul David by Guercino – 1646 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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SPIRITS, NOT MENTAL ILLNESS

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But surprise, surprise! When David was first brought in to sing Psalms before King Saul, the evil spirit would leave Saul, delivering him from His so-called mental illness…“And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.” 1st Samuel 16:23 

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And so, this above verse reveals that it was an evil spirit, not bi-polar disorder that overtook Saul at times!

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Now listen to the Apostle, Paul as he reveals that perfect peace is possible to the Christian…And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 (read and memorize entire chapter!

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David plays before King Saul – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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SOME GOOD MEDICINE

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Now as already stated, there are many people today who are suffering from depression and anxiety and fearfulness, etc…

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Perhaps what these people need is some of the same prescription of medicine that David gave to Saul. Maybe, just maybe, a good dose of the Psalms is exactly what the Doctor ordered! Doctor Jesus, that is!

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Oh no, this website does not encourage Readers to throw away their medications. But in addition to these, why not just get hold of a nice audio version of the Psalms on CD, or on the Internet? And then just listen to those wonderful Words of God?

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Yes, there are many who listen to the Psalms, as well as other Old and New Testament books on audio. And for hours upon hours, one can enjoy hearing God’s Word. And there are even a few versions in which the speaker talks slower and is not so rushed. (Many may prefer to READ the Psalms, etc., instead of listening on audio)

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David the Shepherd Boy – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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PSALMS NO LONGER HELPED SAUL

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But later on, when evil spirits overtook Saul, David’s Psalms no longer drove out those evil angels.

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What happened?

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Well, perhaps it was because Saul never made a permanent connection with the Holy Spirit!

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And so, this website highly encourages all of us to make our connection with the Holy Spirit strong and sure!

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Saul attempts to Kill David – by Gustave Dore – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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MAKE YOUR LITTLE CORNER OF HEAVEN!

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Yes, we must do everything to make our connection strong and sure, with the Spirit of Holiness!

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So why not go all the way, and completely surround one’s self with a heavenly atmosphere of celestial choirs too? And by turning off the secular media, and turning on the Bible, one can turn his or her little corner of the world, into a little corner of Heaven!

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And combined with on-going prayers to God, one can create an environment conducive to the Holy Spirit’s presence.

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Now what could be better than that?

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ABOVE PICTURE: Most Holy Place within the heart – Signs Of Heaven

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DRIVING AWAY THE SPIRIT of FEAR

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Listen…“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 1st Timothy 1:7

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Here we see that the presence of God’s Spirit, can and will, drive away those fearful spirits, and replace them with the Spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind!

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And listen to this next promise from Isaiah 26:3…“Thou (God) wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee. 

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Here above, God promises us perfect peace! No mental illness! Just perfect peace! 

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Woman with Bible – Braet von Überfeldt – 1866 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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PART-TIMERS NEED NOT APPLY!

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But one must keep in mind, that, as James so aptly states…“But let him ask (God) in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:7-9

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As this above passage reveals, God is NOT looking for part-timers. He only accepts those who desire to follow Him unreservedly!

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Listen again, as Jesus lays down the condition for discipleship…“So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be My disciple.” Luke 14:33

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So without making a total forsaking of this selfish world, it is impossible to become a disciple of Jesus!

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Christ calling His Disciples by Edward Armitage – 1869 – courtesy Wikigallery.com – Public Domain

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NOT TO TRASH BELONGINGS!

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No, God is not requiring you to literally trash all your belongings or quit your job. No, but it is like that old song….“Turn your eyes upon Jesus! Look full in His wonderful face! And the things of the world will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace!”

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As this song reveals, as we fix our gaze upon Jesus (by constant prayer and Bible meditation), the glittering treasures of this world will fade from our hearts, by-and-by. And the things of Heaven will grow more-and-more precious!

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Transfiguration – Bloch – Wikimedia Commons – US-public-domain

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PERFECT PEACE

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So the bottom line to all that has been said is just this: Jesus is offering us perfect peace and tranquility in a world filled with turmoil and unhappiness and discontent.

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And God is willing to take away the evil spirits that torment so many unsuspecting people around the world.

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And what could be better than to have perfect peace and total tranquility?

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Oh yes, one will have to work hard to achieve this kind of peace (even though it is a gift of grace).

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Listen to Paul’s encouragement… “Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.” Hebrews 4:11

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Yes, as Paul reveals here, God causes us to labor for that perfect peace and contentment! But it will be well worth the effort!

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Woman with Bible – Brooklyn Museum – La Roche Guyon by Theodore Robinson – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to make my little corner of the world into a little corner of Heaven! Help me separate myself, as far as possible from the corrupting ungodly influences all around me…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Floodwaters of the False Prophet: “Atheism & Psychology”, or you can also read…March 6th (How To Find Perfect Peace!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN 

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LOCATING THE DRAGON

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REVELATION 12 DRAGON IS NOT DRACO!

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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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 REVELATION 12 DRAGON  

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Revelation 12 Dragon w/text

 

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The star-charts below (below, right) are from Wikipedia and are combined into one chart to show these three constellations, which the editor has sketched over with these three constellations, as they appear when in the west. Hopefully, this will be an assist in locating these constellations in the night-sky.

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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. 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.

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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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TOMORRO

NOVEMBER 11 (Who Are The 144,000? Part 1)

 

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END OF THE CHURCH AGE STUDIES ON AUDIO

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THE READER IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO LISTEN TO THE FOLLOWING AUDIO BIBLE STUDY BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO.

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THIS STUDY IS PART 7, CONCERNING “THE END OF THE CHURCH AGE”

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