Daily Devotional, Year 2 – SEPTEMBER 1 (Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan! Part 2: To Die For My Child?)

By admin On September 19th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – SEPTEMBER 1

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Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan! Part 2: “To Die For My Child?”

To read Part 1, click here… FEBRUARY 3 (Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan!)

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Babysitting - Cassatt Mary Nurse Reading to a Little Girl - 1895 - Wikipedia - US Public Domain

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We parents have at one time or another, hired a babysitter. And what we got was usually less-than the ideal. In other words, the babysitter was most often some teenager, who probably spent most of her time talking on the phone, while our children played within her eyesight. And we were content with this, since their physical safety was our main concern!

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Of course, as Christian parents, our great hope was to find some babysitter who would read Christian stories to our children. Or maybe they would also sing Christian songs, or look at pictures of nature, relating those nature pictures to our Creator-God!

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Now that would indeed be money well-spent, to find such a godly babysitter! Wouldn’t you agree?

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Babysitting – Cassatt Mary Nurse Reading to a Little Girl – 1895 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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TODAY’S HIGH-TECH BABYSITTER!

TV indoctrination

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Unfortunately, the television makes a great babysitter, and has now become the primary designated babysitter in most homes! It keeps our kids entertained for hours!

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The problem is, TV will ultimately conform our children to this Antichrist society, and to the character of Satan!

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And we all instinctively know it is evil, and yet it is so convenient to simply plop them down, and let the TV do all the work!

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IN A WORLD SINKING INTO THE ABYSS

Gay Parade - Wikimedia - GNU Free Documentation License

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What in the world are we to do?

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Obviously, the world is going down, down, down, into the bottomless pit!

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Immorality is increasing so rapidly, it makes our heads spin!

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The Church has been given over to “Itching Ears” gospels, and no longer are any help!

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Gay Parade – Wikimedia – GNU Free Documentation License

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WHAT ARE WE TO DO?

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How do we save our children from all this?

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This is the cry that should be going up from every prayer-closet around the world!

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But is it? Is this the cry that is going up from each and every prayer closet around the world?

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

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BUT WOULD I DIE-TO-SELF?

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svgThere are many parents who make the claim, “I would die for my child!”

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And this is a nice sentiment.

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And yet, the real question to be answered is, “But would you live for your child? Would you lay down your selfish life on the altar of sacrifice for your child? Would you give up all your selfish ways, so that you can devote yourself to raising your child in such a way, that your child will stand for Christ in a world sinking in evil and immorality?”

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

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NO WALL OF PROTECTION!

Television-the Babysitter From Hell-you may freely share this cartoon-www.signsofheaven.org

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Far too many Christian parents are caught up in the pursuit of earthly Mammon and decadent luxuries and proud careers and selfish pleasures of this life. But all such vanities will not suffice to raise their children to be fit for Heaven.

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Far too many families have not made a wall of protection around their home. And Satan has no problem entering in, and causing evil and trouble to abound within such a prayer-less home. And as a result, their children are disobedient and given over to evil desires.

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LAYING ALL THE ALTAR

.Revelation 12 Woman on Altar w/ Flower of Heaven Constellations

What is needed is for the Christian parent to come to the point where he or she decides to lay all upon the altar for Christ.

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That’s right, the spiritual hedge around the Christian home will only become devil-proof when the parent finally makes a full surrender to Christ! Nothing less than a 100% devotion to the Lord will suffice! A half-hearted commitment to Christ will be futile! 

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Revelation 12 Woman on Altar w/ Flower of Heaven Constellations

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BEING A DISCIPLE REQUIRES ALL!

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Jesus says…“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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When Christ called His disciples, He made it clear that nothing less than the forsaking of all was required…

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And Christ elaborates on this truth in the next verse…“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24

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Both of these two passages basically say the same thing: Christ requires all from His followers.

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Jesus Calls Disciples – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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SERVING TWO MASTERS

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But in today’s church-world, the vast majority of church-goers are trying to serve both Jesus and the world at the same time. All such religion is less than worthless! All such religion is evil!

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The problem with most double-minded church attendees is that they do not believe that dying-to-self is sufficient for a life of joy and contentment. Most believe that they must also have much of this selfish world in order to be happy. We do not want to give the world up! We think we must have Heaven in one hand and the World in the other, in order to be happy and fulfilled!

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But nothing could be further from the truth! There is nothing so fulfilling than to live in the atmosphere of Heaven! Nothing is so joyful than to enjoy the peace that surpasses all understanding!

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THE JOY OF SEEING A CONSECRATED FAMILY!

Family Prayer Before Meal - Wikimedia - US-Govt. - Public-Domain

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But more than this, what could be as gratifying as to one day see your children coming to the obedience of Heaven? And what could be as joyful as seeing your spouse also coming to the Lord? 

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Oh no, these things will not happen immediately! But this is where faith comes in! Faith is substance of things hoped for! And faith is the evidence of things not yet seen!

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All we need to do, is simply offer our entire life to the service and devotion to Christ, and then walk by faith concerning our loved ones and prayed-for others!

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Family Prayer Before Meal – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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MY DREAM OF HEAVEN!

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This is what it means to die-to-self! To walk, even as Jesus walked. To create the most heavenly atmosphere for myself. To shun every form of selfishness and ungodliness. To keep my thoughts upon Heaven and upon Heaven’s Jesus! To get lost in His Word, the Bible! To pray without ceasing, as I work, as I lay down, as I engage in recreation with my family! To keep my eyes fixed upon Jesus as I walk through this dark unbelieving world! To put away all my former earthly dreams and ambitions, and instead make the hope of Heaven for myself and my family my only dream! To dream of one day walking through the gates of Heaven, while holding the hands of my children and spouse and my prayed-for others! That should be my one and only dream!

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Family Portrait – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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MY RE-COMMITMENT TODAY

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And so, dear darling soul, I must renew my commitment this morning, and pray my way through this day for all these blessings!

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And should I fall today, to pray for strength to keep going and not faint! This is my prayer today!

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Morning Prayers – Ebenezer Newman – Downard – 1860 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 3, GO HERE…January 5 (Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan! Part 3: “What Seeds Am I Sowing In My Kid’s Hearts?”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to fully surrender to Thee! Help my spouse and children! Help me to live a life of self-sacrificing service and prayer for them! Let me trust in all Thy precious promises…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Television & The Image That Speaks”, or you can also read… February 16th (Joys of Parenthood!)” 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FROM WHERE & TO WHERE DOES SHE FLEE?

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(WOMAN ROTATES THROUGH THE SEASONS)

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star-chart ursa major summerr

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This page is about the Big Dipper, also called the Great Bear constellation (Ursa Major ). However, the ancient pagan cultures did not see this constellation as God intended it to be seen. It is actually a headless woman in childbirth.  This is seen in springtime. It is seen in the northern skies. 

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But as the seasons progress, this travailing woman flips upside down, now appearing as a woman with upraised arms like eagle wings who is running (eventually flying, as shown in sketch on right) into the wilderness (westward). The single star representing her birth-child (Christ) now becomes her head (“Christ is the head of the church.” Ephesians 5:23

star-chart ursa major

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The 7 Stars (Big Dipper) is easy to see with its very bright 7 stars. But the Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) must be seen on a dark starry night, away from city lights. 

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These are star charts from Wikipedia, with sketches of the Woman added.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)”

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TOMORROW 

SEPTEMBER 2 (The Whisperer, Part 2: Exposing Other’s Nakedness!)

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Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

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