Daily Devotional, Year 2 – NOVEMBER 29 (A Designer Jesus! Part 2: “Keep Thyself Pure” (1st Tim. 5:22))

By admin On January 17th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – NOVEMBER 29 

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A Designer Jesus! Part 2: “Keep Thyself Pure” (1st Timothy 5:22)

To read Part 1, click here…March 1st (A Designer Jesus! Part 1)

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“O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” Matthew 12:34-36

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In Part 1 (click here), a brief mention was made of some of the various gospels which are now blowing in the wind, concerning Jesus. Yes, as the Bible warns, there are other Jesus’ out there, which are merely counterfeits of the true Jesus!

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But today’s devotional will stress the importance of the Believer’s commission to preach the true Jesus to others.

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Jesus in Jeans by Peter Royle WIKIMEDIA SHARE-ALIKE LICENSE

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HOW TO ACCOMPLISH THIS?

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So how in the world can we preach the wrong Jesus? And just how do we preach the true Jesus?

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

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TREASURE CHEST OF THE HEART

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Well, to start with, our signature Bible passage for today presents a truth which affects and determines which Jesus we preach to others…

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Listen to the fiery words of Jesus, recorded in Matthew’s Gospel…“O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” Matthew 12:34-36

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Herein is revealed a great error which many so-called Christians make on a daily basis! We do not realize that what we fill up our hearts with during our daily lives, will ultimately come gushing forth, when conversing with others!

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In other words, by allowing our minds to dwell on un-Christian themes, we are inadvertently filling our treasure chest with un-Christlike thoughts, which will ultimately come gushing forth in our conversation with the people of the world!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Dream Maker of Babylon – Signs Of Heaven.org

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A WALKING/TALKING NEWSREEL!

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For example, if I allow myself to become a “News-Junkie”, and begin to gobble up every little news tid-bit each and every day, then guess what will come gushing forth in my conversation with others? That’s right! I will become a walking/talking news gossip!

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Of if I allow myself to become absorbed with some radio or TV talk show, then that’s what will come spilling out of my mouth when conversing other!

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“…THE MOUTH SPEAKETH!”

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It’s the Bible truth , that, “out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh”!

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And so, in essence, by my un-Christlike conversation, I will be unknowingly preaching, “another Jesus”, like Mr. Ignorance here, from Pilgrim’s Progress, as he spouts off his foolish talk to the two pilgrims! 

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Pilgrim’s Progress – Converse with Ignorance – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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A MAMMON-LOVING JESUS!

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If I allow the things of the world, the riches and pleasures of this life, to absorb my everyday thoughts, then that is what is being treasured up in my heart!

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Listen…“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Hebrews 13:5.

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Yes, to really present the true Jesus to the world, our words and our lifestyle must be free of all love for earthly treasures and worldly pleasures!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgTHE GOOD NEWS!

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Well, the Good News is, there is still time to correct such un-Christlike behavior!

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Yes, there is still time to empty out the treasure-chest of our heart of all the evil things, and refill it with the good things, spoken of in our signature verses, from Matthew 12:34-36!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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BEG & PLEAD FOR GOD’S GRACE!

(read James 4:4-10)

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We just need to fall down before God’s throne and plead with Him to give us the grace to accomplish this! We must beg God for a thorough repentance from our wayward path, to return to the true pathway.

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Look at this picture of David, sorrowing for his sins!

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And with such a thorough repentance as this, we might once again fix our minds on Jesus, and allow His words of truth to become once again, the theme of our thoughts, as we go about our daily duties!

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David’s sorrow – Wikigallery – Public Domain

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TO BE KEPT IN, “PERFECT PEACE”!

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Listen…“Thou [God] wilt keep him [the Believer] in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee!” Isaiah 26:3

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This is one of the most wonderful promises of Scripture!

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And we can have such a perfect peace, if we really want it!

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

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A FULL FORSAKING REQUIRED!

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We just need to realize that becoming a disciple of Jesus requires a full forsaking of this present world!

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We just need to understand that we must take Christ with us throughout our day, whether at work, or at rest with our family!

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Christ must become, “the hidden Man of the heart”, as it says in 1st Peter 3:4!

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This is what it means to, “forsake all”, as it says in Luke 14:33 (and other places in Scripture!)

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Christ and His precious promises should become the constant meditation of our heart throughout our daily walk!

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And by such a Christ-filled lifestyle, it won’t be long until all the world will behold the true Jesus in you, and in me, too!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to find the true Jesus. Your Word says, “And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13. And so, give the grace which will cause me to forsake the things of this world, and cause me to seek for Thee, and Thee alone…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)”or you can also read…January 7th (The Chrysalis Christian!) 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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HOW THE GATES RELATE TO ORION & DRAGON

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This sketch below is when these constellations are in the eastern sky in early winter (However, this constellation group can even be seen as early as July, in the pre-dawn hours). In the eastern sky, it’s not so easily seen which gate the Revelation 12 Woman will enter. The Wide Gate is made of the two brightest stars of this Wave of Water Constellation. Satan spews out the deadly water of his false worldly ideologies; which many of these ideologies have a form of godliness, but in some way are not in harmony; or perhaps these worldly ideologies add to the Bible, which is strictly forbidden (see Deuteronomy 4:2).

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On the other hand, the Strait Gate (narrow gate) is composed of the two brightest stars of the Orion The Reaper’s sickle. The true Strait Gate represents Jesus, the Word of God. Listen… “I [Jesus] am the Door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” John 10:9

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THE TWO PATHWAYS

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“And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.” Jeremiah 21:8.

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As this above verse declares, God has set these two pathways before each human. And each human must decide which door he or she will enter. Nobody who has come into this has been overlooked. Listen… “[Jesus] was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” John 1:9.

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Now if this verse is correct, then Christ is the light that enlightens, “every man that comes into the world”. Christ is not just the light that enlightens SOME. But He is the light that enlightens EVERY man, woman and child who comes into the world; even those who have lived in remote places, throughout history. Every person has a conscience. And every man must choose who he or she will serve. This is what the Bible calls, “the way of life, and the way of death.” Jeremiah 21:8.

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The Narrow Gate & Wide Gate- www.signsofheaven.org- you may use with credit

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)”

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TOMORROW:

NOVEMBER 30 (Noble Bereans, Part 6: Re-thinking Harold Camping Regarding the Bible)

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s nearly 50 year long series of 90 minute nightly talk shows…

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