Daily Devotional, Year 2 – OCTOBER 25 (Look For The Light! Part 4 Confessions of a Political Junkie!)

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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 4: “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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TO READ PART 5, CLICK HERE…June 9 (Look For The Light At The End of the Tunnel! Part 5: “The World-Wide-Web”)

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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

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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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