Daily Devotional, Year 2 – SEPTEMBER 26 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 18: Quench Not The Spirit!)

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – SEPTEMBER 26

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Come Out of Her, My People! Part 18: “Quench Not The Spirit!”

To read Part 1, click here… “May 12th (Come Out of Her, My People?)”

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“Quench not the Spirit”

1st Thessalonians 5:19

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http://www.creationism.org/images/DoreBibleIllus/aGen1106Dore_TheConfusionOfTongues.jpgCITY OF CONFUSION

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Babylon was given its name during the building of that infamous Tower of Babylon, because God confused their speech…

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Listen… “Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.” Genesis 11:9 

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And so, the name, Babylon, actually means, “City of Confusion”.

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by G. Dore’ – The Confusion Of Tongues in Babylon – from www.creationism.org-public domain

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“COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE”

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The Bible pronounces a curse upon all those who refuse to, “Come out of Her (Babylon)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Flight_of_the_Prisoners.jpg My people!”

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Yes, upon all those who refuse to join the Exodus out of this “City of Confusion”, the apostate churches, the following sentence is pronounced… “Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”

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

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“QUENCH NOT THE SPIRIT!”

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One of the shortest verses in the Bible happens to be one of the most critically important verses… “Quench not the Spirit!”

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This verse presents the Holy Spirit in the sense of a fire. In other words, we are not to pour water on that Holy Fire within us.

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Gold smelting – Public Domain – wn.com

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WHAT DOES HENRY SAY?

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Matthew Henry - Wikipedia - Public Domain

On the other hand, the Bible says…“Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God…” 2nd Timothy 1:6

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Listen to Matthew Henry’s commentary on this verse…“He (Paul) exhorts him (Timothy) to stir up the gift of God that was in him. Stir it up as fire under the embers. It is meant of all the gifts and graces the God had given him, to qualify him for the work of an evangelist, the gifts of the Holy Ghost…”

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So here are both sides of the issue. We can stir up the gift of the Holy Spirit, or we can put that Holy Fire out!

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Matthew Henry – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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SATAN’S WAVE OF WATER

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Now it’s very coincidental that Revelation 12 speaks of Satan as a Dragon who spews water out of his mouth.

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Oh yes, he spews his water after the Woman to carry her away in the flood.

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But isn’t it true that the god of this world has especially designed this world with so many diversions that when embraced, they eventually quench our spirituality!

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Signs Of Heaven – Winter Constellations

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POLITICAL TALK SHOWS

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For instance, when a Christian becomes interested in politics, before long that Christian begins tohttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Talk_face.svg listen to endless political talk shows, or watch endless TV programs focused on politics.

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And that Christian may become so absorbed in the political fray that he loses his desire for Bible study and prayer.

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Unwittingly, that Christian has quenched the Spirit….

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Talking face – Wikimedia – GNU License

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COUNTLESS DIVERSIONS

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Listen to Christ’s letter to the church at Sardis… “Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.” Revelation 3:2

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Here above this verse warns the messenger of that church to strengthen the things which remain and are about to die. And in this day, there are so many deterrents to having a healthy relationship with God.

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Holy Bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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TELEVISION

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How about the TV? Do I suppose that I can sit in front of the TV for hours each day, and not quench the Spirit?

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After all, how much easier is it to just kick back for hours with the TV remote in hand, than to sit down with a concordance and a King James Bible and begin to plow through the various verses on a daily basis?

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MANY WAYS TO QUENCH

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Now these are just two examples of how to quench the Holy Spirit. But we can rest assured that there are endless ways to accomplish the same result.

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There are countless ways to become so absorbed in worldly pursuits, which eventually quench the Holy Spirit: time-consuming & energy-sapping careers, social clubs, video games, various sports, homes & gardens to care for, recreational & sports vehicles, sight-seeing tours, various games, novel-reading, dances, plays, music-listening, and even the countless quasi-Christian TV & radio shows!

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And before long, all these exciting pursuits begin to pile up until the Salvation and maintenance of our soul gets, “put on the back-burner”, as the saying goes!

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We have quenched the Holy Spirit by pursuing all these so-called innocent pursuits!

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Girl Texting – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 2.0

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“THEY FORSOOK ALL, AND FOLLOWED HIM”

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When Jesus called His disciple, it is written…“And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.” Luke 5:11

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Yes, those faithful followers of Jesus totally forsook this present world, and began to learn of the ways of Heaven!

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And Jesus requires no less a commitment from us today…

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Listen again to Jesus…“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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So it says here that we cannot even become His disciple until we forsake this entire world. Now this doesn’t mean that we literally quit work and dispose of our belongings!

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No, but this old song really says it well…: “Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face! And the things of this world will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace!”

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Christ calling His Disciples – by Edward Armitage – 1869 – Courtesy wikigallery.com – Public Domain

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A SAFEGUARD FOR THE SOUL!

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The childish thinking is that God is trying to take away all our fun! But in truth, God’s great desire is for our eternal joy and contentment.

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But our Heavenly Father knows how easy it is for the sheep of His pasture to go astray. And He knows that a divided heart will eventually be conquered by the Enemy of Souls!

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And He fully understands that the selfish pleasures of this world never truly make us happy, but actually make us more and more discontent and desirous of having more earthly pleasures! 

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ABOVE PICTURE: Battle for the heart – www.signsofheaven.org

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MOMENT of TRUTH!

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The Good News is found by pursuing an opposite course! Instead of quenching the Spirithttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Depressionen.jpg, we must devote our entire life to fanning into flames the Gift which God has given us!

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But just how do I do this? How can I stir up that wonderful gift?

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Well, there comes a moment of truth when the Believer must decide which world to live for: this present world, or the-world-to-come?

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And once he or she decides to no longer allow this present world to come between a healthy relationship with Jesus, a joyful work will have begun!

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Girl – Depression by Danielzanetti for Wikimedia – C.C. Share-alike License 3.0

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HOLY PURSUITS

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And so, as we begin to put away all these unnecessary diversions, God will begin to replace them with those pursuits which will cause the Holy Fire to glow brightly within: Bible study and day-and-night Bible contemplation! Unceasing prayers for one’s self and for others! Watchfulness! Singing psalms, hymns, and sacred songs! Spiritual sacrifices!

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These are among the pursuits that will revive those dying embers of God’s Spirit!

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Girl Praying – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 19, CLICK HERE...SEPTEMBER 28 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 19: “Why Can’t I Escape Babylon?”

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to come out of this Babylon of confusion, and worship Thee 100%. Restore me and purify me, and help me to be watchful and strengthen those things which remain…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…February 10th (Television in a Perfect World!)or you can also read this next article…January 10th (Why Doesn’t My Christianity Work?)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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GOD’S PEOPLE TAKEN CAPTIVE

The Pleiades: Mystery Babylon: Mother of Harlots

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“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her (Babylon), My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4 

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God has a people in Babylon. Yes, Mystery Babylon is the Mother of Harlots. The sketch to the left shows her riding this beast with 7 heads and 10 horns.

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But in that spiritual city, there are those who still love God to a certain degree. And before the final plagues are poured out upon her, God has been and will continue to call His people out of her… “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her (Babylon), my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

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And so in addition to The Pleiades appearing as the Harlot Mother, we also see this second depiction of The Pleiades as an angel, which symbolizes God’s people, walking the downward pathway to destruction. They must be called out of Babylon before it’s too late!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Pleiades: The Captive Angel & Mystery Harlot Constellation”

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TOMORROW… 

SEPTEMBER 27 (Eternal Torment? Part 14: An Eternal Torment Story)

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