Daily Devotional, Year 2 – OCTOBER 25 (Look For The Light! Part 5: Confessions of a Political Junkie!) Also Read “Did Jim Morrison Break On Through?”

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“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – OCTOBER 25

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Look For The Light At The End of the Tunnel!

Part 5: “Confessions of a Political Junkie”

To read part 1, click here…April 12th (Look For The Light At The End of the Tunnel! Part 1: Judging Others!)

 

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In Part 1 of this topic (click here to read), it was discussed about how there are many different lifestyles and philosophies which appear to be pathways to happiness, when in truth are just devilish deceptions which ultimately lead to perdition and destruction.

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Yes, the Devil is so much like that spider who weaves his web, in hopes of catching simple-minded insects, who believe they are entering a tunnel that leads to a desired haven.

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Yes, that little fly is fooled by that optical illusion which the spider weaves! And though it looks like a nice pathway to travel down, it really only leads to his (or her) destruction!

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SpiderWeb – wikipedia – public domain

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And this world is the Devil’s spider-web! And that web has many silken cords!

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Today’s devotional is a short excerpt from the Signs Of Heaven article, “Confessions of a Political Junkie”, and deals with the spider-web of politics and how hard it is to be set free of this powerful addiction…

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THE TRAP OF POLITICS

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Back in about 1989, as I was turning off from Date Palm Drive into my Father’s Gated Community in Cathedral City. As I was about to enter, I turned the radio dial and heard the tail-end of a conversation between an ex-rock-n-roller-turned-conservative, and a certain right-wing radio talk show host. It was very interesting and, well, frankly I agreed with the moralistic viewpoints being tossed about.

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Well, to make a long story short, from that point onward, I became a radio talk show junkie. I began listening to these talk shows, day and night. And as a Christian, I could find much in what they were saying that I agreed with. Now, I must say, that I had previously been totally immersed in the Bible. But now, my time was divided with this new addition into my daily mental and spiritual diet. I bought a little radio, and headphones, and went through many days listening to these,  “fiery preachers of apple pie, motherhood, God, and the American way”. And so, through the 1990’s, I became torn between my previous love for the Bible and my newly acquired love for politics. After some years, I even went back to watching TV (something I had given up as a new Christian, during the 80’s.) So I found a politically based news channel, and added that to my daily diet.

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And, even though the conservative party has an element of Christianity mingled in, I nevertheless realized it was a rather nominal type of religion. It was more of a group-think moralistic religion, rather than a personal relationship with the Lord. 

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I guess the pinnacle of my habitual political bondage came to a climactic scenario, when I got into a heated exchange one sunny afternoon with my neighbor.

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What I had become was definitely NOT the purity and holiness of Jesus! And the overwhelming conviction came over me, that true Christianity points the accusing finger at my own sinful self as the “chief of sinners“, while politics points at “those people over there” as the great evil.

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ON THE PATHWAY BACK HOME

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“And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness;” Isaiah 35:8

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And so began the arduous sojourn back to the purity of the Gospel. And I want to tell you, it was a very long and difficult road to recovery! I had become a political junkie. I was an addict. Whenever the news came on, my heart would begin to pound with excitement. But I had to give it up. I knew that if I didn’t, I was just a Christian pretender.

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But I knew I must overcome. And so I prayed for victory. I tried to stop listening to all these shows. Radio shows. TV shows. And nightly news. It had all become addicting and it all had to go. One day I would have victory. The next day, I would be back on it once again. This battle went on for years. And many tears were shed in prayer for my deliverance.

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VICTORY CAME

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Well, finally about 4 years ago (2008 or 2009) the Lord graciously took this addiction away. I pulled the rabbit ears off my TV, and shut off the radio. 

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I had wasted 20 years which could have been used for prayer and Bible study. I would no doubt have become much more spiritually mature, if I had only stuck with the Bible for those 20 years. Ah but now, the words of a well-known poet seem so appropriate: “The saddest words by tongue or pen are these, ‘What might have been!” (Whittier)

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Morrison_print_on_canvas.jpgTHE READER IS INVITED TO SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE TO READ THE ARTICLE, “DID JIM MORRISON BREAK ON THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE?”

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Jim Morrison print on canvas – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Steer me away from all the critical programs, lest I catch that critical spirit…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… November 16 (Look For The light At The End of the Tunnel! Part 1) or you can also read… “September 30th (How To Spot The Biggest Sinner!)”

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

 

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SATAN’S WAVE OF WATER CONSTELLATION

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“For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.” Psalm 32:6

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The majestic waves of the sea. One of the most beautiful creations in nature! The sounds of the crashing surf! The moist wind and spray upon one’s face! Truly, standing upon the sand, and facing the ocean surf overwhelms all the human senses! It’s quite an exhilarating experience to say the least!

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But the ocean and the surf, and the sand were created by God, not merely for beauty’s sake; but also to teach. And the Bible has interwoven many aspects of nature into the Gospel story. And these various things in nature were created by God to instruct Mankind in Bible truths, both good and bad.

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Revelation 12 Dragon w/text

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Waves are used in Scripture to represent both good as well as bad things. And in the black sea of the heavens, is seen a constellation of a dragon. And this dragon is spewing a wave of water out of his mouth. And this article will explore just what all this means. And the Reader is invited to come and behold secrets in the Stars, which have been hidden since Creation; but now are being revealed by God, for such a time as this. So come along and behold these grand heavenly pictures which our great God has inscribed, in the heavenly scroll, and stretched, even from sky to sky.

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Mavericks Surf Contest – 2010 – wikipedia – share-alike license

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction” or you can also read… “The Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

OCTOBER 26 (Dwelling With The Devouring Fire!)

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO JEREMIAH STUDY

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. 

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THIS IS STUDY #663 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING…

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Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

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Look For The Light At The End of the Tunnel!

Part 6: “Did Jim Morrison ‘Break On Through To The Other Side’?”

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If you look at the spider’s web, you can begin to realize it appears as a 3-dimensional tunnel. And this so-called tunnel deceives the poor little bugs which unwittingly fly right into the awaiting spider’s trap, thinking they are flying through a tunnel.

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And in the realm of humanity, there are many ideologies and religions which appear to be a light at the end of the tunnel, but actually are Satan’s deadly trap, to imprison lost souls.

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Spider Web – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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JIM MORRISON

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Jim Morrison, the dreamy-eyed singer/songwriter of The Doors, definitely made his mark in this world, in spite of his very short life.

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This young and devilishly handsome young man, belted out his poetic songs-of-defiance before millions of adoring and enamored fans.

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Jim Morrison – Advertisement for The Doors single w – The Unknown Soldier song – 1968 – Wikimedia – Public Domain (2)

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Morrison_print_on_canvas.jpgTHE DOORS OF PERCEPTION

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aldous_Huxley_1947.pngPerhaps the signature song of his band was the short tune, “Break on Through to the Other Side” in which he composed as a musical tribute to Aldous Huxley’s Book, “The Doors of Perception” that is said to be a product of and tribute to the so-called enlightening powers of hallucinogenic drugs.

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Yes, Huxley promised that the use of mescaline, etc., could open the doors of perception within a drug-user’s mind, thrusting him or her into a so-called, “higher realm of thought”. 

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Jim Morrison print on canvas – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Aldous Huxley – 1947 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Morrison_print_on_canvas.jpgBREAK ON THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE?

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Thus, it was Huxley’s book (“The Doors of Perception”), which became the brain-child for the formation of Morrison’s band, “The Doors”, as well as this band’s signature song, “Break On Through To The Other Side”. 

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Jim Morrison print on canvas – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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But in Morrison’s short and tumultuous encounter with world-wide fame and fortune, his out-of-control misuse of alcohol and drugs resulted in his early demise, thrusting him into the exclusive, “27 Forever Club”.

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Unfortunately for Morrison (plus Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and other out-of-control rockers who also died at the age of 27), he will definitely not be 27 years old forever!

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No, but rather, Morrison will merely return to, “dust in the wind”, forever, just like every other human who goes to the grave unsaved!

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Jim Morrison – Denkmal in Winter – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

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LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL?

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And truth-be-told, Jim Morrison never really broke through to the “other side” (unless of course, one wishes to consider dying as “breaking through to the other side”).

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Because what promised to be a light at the end of the tunnel leading, to some sort of utopian realm of thought, Morrison’s drug use only became his personal Hell, his prison cell: the prison cell of Satan’s spider-web of sin, which this selfish world is.

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Yes, Morrison became a hopeless slave to alcohol and drugs!

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And even though Satan used these two men (Morrison and Huxley) to be spokesmen for his evil ideologies of hullucinogenics, as well as Huxley’s views on Atheism and Socialism, nevertheless, they unknowingly led multitudes of their followers into lives of the slavery and self-destruction resulting from these evil and deceptive pursuits. 

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BREAK ON THROUGH INTO EVERLASTING LIFE AND ENDLESS JOY!

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But there is Good News from a far country!

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Yes, in spite of the futility of that sad ideology named, “The Doors of Perception”, there does exist the opportunity a person to “Break on Through to The Other Side”

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You see, the Lord Jesus, The Son of God, provided a way of escape from this hopeless and tragic world of self-destruction and death!

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That’s right! If a needy soul desires to “break on through”, he or she can cry out to God for Salvation, in which a truly higher realm of faith and love can be achieved, in which a highway leading out of this sad world will appear in the Believer’s mind’s eye…

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“And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness…the redeemed shall walk there…And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” Isaiah 35:8-10 (condensed for brevity and clarity)

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1835-19-River_of_the_Water_of_Life.pngYes, if we truly desire to “break on through to the other side”, we can break on through Heaven’s awaiting opened doors, which lead to everlasting life in the wonderful Promised Land, The New Heaven and New Earth. (see Revelation 21:1)

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And every enslaved soul can break free of their captivity to sin and selfishness! And not only can we become liberated from every form of enslaving addiction, but we can escape the same fate which Morrison and Huxley eventually suffered: eternal death!

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Listen to the Bible…“For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create…And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Isaiah 65:17, 18 & Revelation 21:4 

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Yes, in this joy-filled land, we can live happily ever-after. And we will never perish, but will be forever young!

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Maybe even, “27 forever”!

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

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