Daily Devotional, Year 2 – SEPTEMBER 20 (A Form of Godliness: Humanitarianism)

By admin On October 14th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – SEPTEMBER 20

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A Form of Godliness: “Humanitarianism”

The following article is an excerpt from the Signs Of Heaven article…FLOODWATERS, PART 6: SOCIALISM/HUMANITARIANISM

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The one thing that Satan fears, more than any other thing, is to see people begin to open their Bibles, with the intent of getting to know Jesus.

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Listen… “And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent.” John 17:3

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Satan is not so bothered by humanitarianism. As a matter of fact, he likes humanitarianism! It just gives his evil kingdom a nice glossy outward shine!

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And so, it is Satan’s purpose to derail any person from seeking that true saving knowledge of God, which converts hearts and transforms lives into the likeness of Jesus. And whatever possible way he can derail a Christian from seeking that true saving knowledge of Christ, that is his goal. 

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ANTICHRIST WORLD

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And so, in this last few centuries, Satan has attacked the very nations which once embraced the Christian Reformation, by turning this world into a place with many glittering attractions.

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Yes, this present world is full of many interesting pleasures and pursuits, enough to keep a person busy for a lifetime!

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There are places to go, things to see, books to study, high-tech devices to immerse one’s self in, houses to buy, gardens to grow, careers to pursue, clubs to join, sports-teams to cheer for, things to buy, games to play, politics to follow, and myriad more diversions, to keep lost souls busy, busy, busy, until they go down to their graves in a hopelessly lost condition!

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A PLAN JUST FOR YOU!

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And Satan has a diversionary attack-plan just tailor-made for each and every man, woman, and child, born into his kingdom of the world. Maybe for one person, he can drown them in alcohol and drugs. Another person, he can mesmerize by television watching. Another person he can immerse in career-pursuits. Still another, Satan can divert into politics.

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This is what today’s world is all about! These, and many more diversions and deceptions, are the ways that “the god of this world” will attempt to keep us from seeking after a saving knowledge of God.

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And there are many whom Satan diverts into humanitarianism.

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HUMANITARIANISM GLORIFIED

TV indoctrination

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And let’s face it, Satan really tries to glorify humanitarianism! Just look at all the television shows, which over the last fifty years have glorified humanitarianism! Shows about firemen. Shows about policemen, shows about doctors, shows about so many aspects of this world. Yes, television has been used by “the god of this world”, to glorify his kingdom! Satan can take any aspect of this selfish world, and by use of swelling strains of music, colorful lighting, charismatic actors, and a sympathetic story-line, can make even the most selfish people, places and things appear wonderful, even a bit magical!

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And so, we must not be so naive! We need to become “wise as serpents, yet harmless as doves.”, in seeing through the tinsel-like facade of Satan’s many deceptions!

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NOT TO JUDGE INDIVIDUAL HEARTS

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Now every child of God knows that we cannot be pointing the finger at the world, for whatever they do. That’s not our job. And neither do we know what is the source of motivation of the heart, that makes an individual person do this or do that. No, our job is merely to preach the Gospel, and let the world take care of their own.

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Listen to Jesus as He spoke to His disciples… “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” John 15:19

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The world loves his own, as this above verse reveals. The world takes care of worldly needs. Our commission is to spread the Good News of Salvation.  

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Jesus Disciples – James Tissot – Brooklyn Museum – US Public Domain

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THE UPWARD PATHWAY

The Strait Gate is the Narrow Way and the broad way is the Wide Gate

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The Bible speaks of a highway called, “The Way of Holiness” (Isaiah 35:8). This spiritual pathway leads out of this world, and onward and upward to God’s Celestial City, of everlasting life.

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All are invited and encouraged to begin a spiritual sojourn out of this world, along this gently ascending highway of holiness. And though our mortal bodies must remain in this world for a few more years, yet our hearts may enjoy a place in Heaven right now!

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But we must choose which world we will live for. We can’t have both worlds. We must choose one world or the other!

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Oh yes, the False Prophet, Satan has many counterfeit gospels which offer both worlds. But the one true Gospel is called the Narrow Way! Because only those who forsake this world, with all its glittering tinsel-like treasures and pleasures can enter in through that Narrow Gate, and begin their trek onward and upward.

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Oh yes, we must still work and provide for the needs and comfort and contentment of our family. But our hearts will nevertheless remain focused upon the glorious Prize which awaits all those who overcome the world!

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A NEW HEART

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This article has tried to impress the importance of receiving a new heart. And as already stated, to engage in “good works”, without receiving an entirely new heart is futile…

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Listen…  “And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profits me nothing!” 1st Corinthians 13:3

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Without true love, good works such as humanitarianism are meaningless. Love, true agape love is the sole possession of God. And God only gives the gift of true agape love to those who become born again: who receive “a new heart”

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Listen again… “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put My spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep My judgments, and do them.” Ezekiel 36:26, 27

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So here above, we see that we must receive a new heart. And this happens when we become, “born again”.  

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Paul Converted – www.thebiblerevival.com

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THE MIND: BATTLEFIELD OF THE SOUL

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But there is a battle going on, between the Christ and Satan! But where is this battle occurring? In the mind! And in the treasure-chest of the mind, “the heart”!

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Oh yes, the entire world is Satan’s kingdom. And the deceptions are literally everywhere in this world! But the conflict between the Spirit of Christ and the spirit of Antichrist goes on in the mind!

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EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW!

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It appears that the entire human race is on a journey.

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Listen to this prophecy, concerning the Day of Judgment… “for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” Romans 14:10, 11

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So as this above verse reveals, every human who ever lived will bow before Jehovah God, admitting that we were wrong, and that God was right.

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TIME IS SHORT!

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For those who have been walking the upward pathway of truth, it is needless to mentihttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Genesis19-17.jpgon that time is short. But none of us know exactly how little time is left. Perhaps in years past, more time could have been devoted to various humanitarian ministries, plus other Christian endeavors.

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But the message of the prophet, Habakkuk is to “RUN!” And the message of Matthew 24:15-22 is to “FLEE!” God is not merely warning us, while at the same time, giving us a wink. No, God is dead serious! We are at the time when all earthly things are about to be burned up.

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Our personal Salvation is of utmost priority! To waste precious time is not an option! We must be fully engaged in the purification of the heart, even as Christ is pure! Bible study, plus 24/7/365 prayer and contemplation of God’s Word is an absolute necessity!  

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May the Lord give us mercy and grace to be watchful unto prayer, and to hurry into the doors of mercy which are about to close!

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TO READ PART 2, CLICK HERE…DECEMBER 14 (A Form of Godliness, Part 2: When Evil Wears A Smile!)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to not be so naive about the true nature of this world! Make me to be as wise as a serpent, but harmless as a dove! Let me use my remaining time on earth in pursuit of a purified heart and a transformed life…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“MARCH 12 (Building Relationships)”, or you can also read this shorter article…“October 20th (Christian Humanitarianism)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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Revelation 12 Dragon w/text

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“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman…And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads…And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” Revelation 12:1, 3, 15 

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THE FLOODWATERS OF THE REVELATION 12 DRAGON…

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The Wave Constellation is primarily comprised of the Auriga Constellation plus one star from Taurus, plus one more star. The Winter Constellations are depicted in this below sketch to the right, and shows this constellation group as they are seen in early winter, as they rise in the eastern skies. The Woman is in the north. The Dragon and Orion are farther south from the Woman.

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WINTER CONSTELLATIONS-SEEN IN FALL: This sketch to the right is how this constellation group appears in the eastern sky in fall. This is the four primary constellations of the Winter Constellations. They can be seen in this position, in the late fall above the eastern horizon. The Woman of Revelation 12 is commonly called Ursa Major or The Big Dipper and appears in the north. Orion the Soldier is the at the bottom is to the south of the Woman. The The Dragon of Revelation Constellation’s mouth isThe Hyades Cluster, and the tip of his tail is Pleiades, and his Wave of Water is primarily the Auriga constellation. The Glorious Horse Constellation  head is of Perseus Constellation and his rear end is Cassiopeia Constellation.

(Editor’s note: It is impossible to make this chart accurate, and visually correct, because the dome effect of the sky makes these constellations look different than they appear when placed on flat paper.)

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Floodwaters of Satan: Introduction

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TOMORROW…

SEPTEMBER 21 (God’s Royal Priesthood Today! Part 2: Sacrifices of Joy!)

 

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