Daily Devotional, Year 2 – SEPTEMBER 13 (Cuttlefish & The False Prophet, Part 3-a: All Power, Signs & Lying Wonders)

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – SEPTEMBER 13 

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Cuttlefish & The False Prophet, Part 3-a: “All Power, Signs & Lying Wonders”

To read Part 1, click here… April 1 (Cuttlefish & The False Prophet)

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“And then shall that Wicked be revealed,

whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth,

and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming:

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan

with all power and signs and lying wonders,”

2nd Thessalonians 2:8, 9 (condensed)

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God originally created this world to be a beautiful home for Mankind.

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Yet when we fell from grace, this world began to change in many ways.

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Nature, to a certain extent, began to take on some changes. Many creatures and plants, etc., gradually took on different aspects, eventually becoming dangerous to other animals, and some even dangerous to people.

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But in addition to giving nature the ability to become dangerous after the Fall of Man, God also designed nature to teach lessons about good and evil!

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Cuttlefish komodo – Wikimedia – Share-alike License 

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CUTTLEFISH: THE ULTIMATE IMPOSTORS!

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One of the most amazing creatures ever created is the Cuttlefish! Actually, it is not a fish, but a type of mollusk, like a squid, or octopus.

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The reason why this creature is so incredible, is that it can just glance at its environment and instantly change its body to imitate that environment! As a matter of fact, whatever the Cuttlefish passes over, it instantly begins to change into the same color and shape, of that undersea object!

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And so, its enemies cannot detect the Cuttlefish! Or when it lays-in-wait for its victims, perhaps next to a sea-weed, its color, and spots, and shape automatically change to imitate that sea-weed! It can even instantly grow leaf-like appendages to imitate certain sea-weeds! This little creature is nothing short of amazing!

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Cuttlefish.ogv – Wikipedia – Creative Commons License

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CUTTLEFISH: SYMBOL OF SATAN

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Well, God has created this little predator to give us further insight into the inner working of the kingdom of Satan.

(As this little 26 second video below shows, the Cuttlefish has the ability to paralyze his potential victims, by using his hypnotizing strobe-light effect! Amazing!)

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Certainly Satan and his unseen armies love to make themselves invisible! That way, they can work their misery and woe upon this unsuspecting world, without its inhabitants becoming alarmed causing us to rebel against Satan’s kingdom, as we flee to God!

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SATAN, THE GREAT CUTTLEFISH IMPOSTOR!

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Like the cuttlefish, Satan has the ability to change form into whatever image he desires. Satan even comes as an angel of light, “Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness;” 2nd Corinthians 11:15

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And this above verse alerts us to the danger of being deceived by today’s fallen churches.

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Evangelist Preaching – Church – Audience hands – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE”

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But God is now calling His people out of Babylon. “Come out of her (Babylon, the Harlot Church) My people” is the cry now being trumpeted through the land! (see Revelation 18:4)

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James Tissot – The Flight of the Prisoners from Babylon – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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BUT MY CHURCH IS FAITHFUL!

 

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But there are many who swear that their church is still under the blessing of God. They look around and see new baptisms, and hear testimonies from new converts. They hear their pastor preach from the Bible, and everyone looks so well-behaved. They even have a Wednesday night Bible study… “How can my church possibly be considered Babylon, the harlot church? How can my church possibly be under the power of the Devil?”

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The problem is, far too many do not remember that Satan and his ministers come as counterfeit ministers of righteousness! And the Bible says that Satan comes “with ALL power, signs and lying wonders” (2nd Thessalonians 2:9). In other words, many of today’s churches are so close to the real thing that they will, “deceive, if possible, even the elect” Matthew 24:24

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Sunday preaching – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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ANOTHER SPIRIT HAS MOVED IN

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Yes, Satan will come through false teachers and with signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect chosen people of God.

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Oh no, Satan cannot deceive the elect to the point of damnation.

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But he can and does deceive many true sheep into thinking that their own congregation is still under the blessing of God, when in truth, the Holy Spirit has moved out and another spirit has moved in, counterfeiting nearly every detail of the Gospel!

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DECEIVING THE VERY ELECT!

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Now, many churches have moved so far away from truth that it is no problem recognizing them to be abject frauds! And these congregations are filled with lawlessness to the point that they are even an abomination to the secular world, in many cases!

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But there are many other churches who seem to still be biblical to a great extent. And it is these congregations that, “will deceive, if possible, even the elect.” Matthew 24:24

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Falling Backwards – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Share-alike License

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So just how can I discern whether or not my church is faithful, or merely a close counterfeit?

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

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PROSPERITY-DRIVEN GOSPEL

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One evidence of church-wide apostasy is the preaching of earthly prosperity. Yes, in this cornucopia society, the idea of striving for abundance is either preached by word, or by example. Now when most people think of this false gospel, they immediately assume that it is the more liberal version, which is commonly called the “Health & Wealth Gospel”, or perhaps, “The Name It & Claim It Gospel”.

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But the prosperity-driven gospel also comes in a conservative form. This is commonly referred to as “The Entrepreneurial Spirit”, or, “The American Dream”. This gospel is based on the idea of working hard to achieve an abundance of money and goods, and the nicer things in life.

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The end result of the prosperity-driven gospels is that God’s professed people turn away from their first love, Jesus, and begin to look toward the vain pleasures and pursuits of this present selfish world.

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EARTHLY, SENSUAL, DEVILISH gOSPEL

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Now in the more liberal churches, there is a great emphasis on sensuality. The music found in these churches is trendy, fashionable and very sensual. It has an appeal to the unconverted mind. 

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Clothing fashions today quite often appeal to the sensual mind. Pride of dress prevails in this pride-of-life world. And sadly, today’s church-world imitates the secular world to a great degree. And so, painted faces and form-fitting clothes are seen more and more these days.

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Now, in the more conservative churches, these tell-tale signs of apostasy are not so readily seen. But if there is a church that totally rejects these trend-driven standards, then it is probably going to not have many parishioners. But perhaps there are exceptions to this rule.

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Church – Harlem Gospel Choir – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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EARTHLY, SENSUAL, DEVILISH PREACHING

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Another common phenomenon is the earthly, sensual and devilish preaching with is commonly heard in today’s churches.

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Flamboyant mannerisms in preaching, such as shouting, pulpit-pounding, joke-telling, laughing, prancing, or jumping, etc., are just a few of the tell-tale signs which signal that another spirit has moved in and taken over that congregation.

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Oh no, not all of these signs may be present. Maybe just one or two. 

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Sunday preaching – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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PROPHESYING “SMOOTH THINGS”

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“Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:” Isaiah 30:10

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Another common tactic in today’s churches is to preach non-threatening and smooth sermons, which are designed to not offend the congregation. The nicer and softer portions of the Bible are preached and the more threatening portions of the Bible are greatly excluded.

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But even those preachers who like to shout and pound their fists quite often will preach the more offensive portions of the Bible. But these more animate preachers quite often live a decadent and opulent lifestyle, rendering their so-called fire & brimstone sermons “toothless” and ineffective, because their congregation is well-aware of the disparity of the preacher’s words and his lifestyle.

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In other words, every preacher preaches two sermons: one sermon with his words, and another sermon with his actions and lifestyle! 

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MANY OTHER ABOMINATIONS!

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Well, these are just a few of the tell-tale signs of the apostasy found in today’s congregations.

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There isn’t enough time to speak of the biblically-challenged parishioners so prevalent in today’s churches, or the pursuit of TV-watching, radio-listening, politics-mongering, sports-mania, and various amusements that prevail in the church-going multitudes, and their children. 

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RUN CHRISTIAN, RUN!

Constellation- Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains Mark 13:14

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But the very Good News is, that God has graciously left open the door of mercy!

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And considering the lateness of the hour, we who value the opportunity to live forever, need to quicken our footsteps in attempt to forsake this selfish and deceitful world of many lusts, and flee to the munitions of Rocks and hide ourselves until the Indignation be overpast!

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Yes, the Lord is now rising to shake terribly the earth. And all those who enter into the “hiding place” provided will only behold these calamities with their eyes!

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WATCH THIS AMAZING VIDEO…

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TO READ PART 3-b, CLICK HERE… SEPTEMBER 16 (Cuttlefish & The False Prophet, Part 3-b: All Power, Signs & Lying Wonders, continued)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me wisdom and insight that I may be discerning about the condition of the church-world. And Lord, if I have not yet attained to the status and ability to be a teacher, then help me to devote the rest of my life to this goal…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Fleeing to the Mountains, Part 3: The Abomination in My Heart”, or you can also read… February 17th (Examine Yourself!)” 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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CASTOR AND POLLU& THE NARROW WAY…

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“And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux.” Acts 28:11

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Most theologians interpret this verse to be speaking of two pagan gods known as Castor and Pollux. Beyond that, they are puzzled as to what significance do these twin gods have. Some believe these gods to be the patrons of safe ocean travel. Certainly God would never want His people to board such a pagan ship!

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But there is much significance to Castor and Pollux. No, not to those twin-gods. But there are two stars named Castor and Pollux. They are twin-stars, and not twin-gods. They are the two bright stars of the constellation commonly known as Gemini. But as “Signs Of Heaven” points out, these two stars also happen to be the two brightest stars on Orion’s sickle.

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And these two stars are also known as The Narrow Gate Stars. And if you will explore this concept, you will see that Castor and Pollux possess great significance… 

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“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13-14.

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Castor and Pollux represent this Biblical concept of the Narrow Way. 

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LOCATING THIS GROUP…

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These two sketches below are the same picture, one with stars only, the other with embellishments. These stars appear more or less like this when they are in the western sky, just before they sink below the western horizon (please excuse the less-than 100% accurate sketch). At the top of the sketches in the center is the Big Dipper. But with other surrounding stars, the Big Dipper is known as Ursa Major or the Great Bear. But as this website points out, Ursa Major is actually the Revelation 12 Woman. (Ursa Major appears much larger in the sky than this sketch shows. But in order to fit her into this drawing, the artist had to depict her much smaller) 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Castor and Pollux & The Mystery Ship of Scripture”

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TOMORROW…

SEPTEMBER 14 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 7: “How Dieth the Wise? As the Fool!”)

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