Daily Devotional, Year 2 – SEPTEMBER 3 (Valley Of Decision, Now! Part 5: Choosing the True Holy Spirit)

By admin On September 21st, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – SEPTEMBER 3

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Valley Of Decision, Now! Part 5: “Choosing the True Holy Spirit”

To read Part 1, click here… Today’s Devotional – August 5th (Valley Of Decision Now! Part 1)

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“Multitudes, multitudes in the ‘Valley of Decision’…

for the day of the Lord is near in the ‘Valley of Decision’.”

Joel 3:14

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What if someone told you that a great image of the Valley of Decision, spoken of by Joel, the Prophet, was up in the night-sky? Would that make you nervous? It probably would, wouldn’t it?

 

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Judean Hills Panorama from Beth Meir – Wikipedia – Share-Alike License

 

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VALLEY OF DECISION NOW APPEARING!

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Valley of Decision + O Destroying Mountain Constellation Group

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Well, the fact is, the Valley of Decision is up in the night-sky! Yes, there is a constellation group which is called the Valley of Decision Constellation Group. And it first appears in Summer, and comes out each night well into Fall. And it really should make us nervous. Because God is now revealing the Signs Of Heaven promised in Luke 21:25.

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Listen… “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring…And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” Luke 21:25, 28

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And so, it says that… “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”

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ABOVE PICTURE: Valley of Decision + O Destroying Mountain Constellation Group 

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CHOOSE THIS DAY…

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As we stand in the Valley of Decision, the question comes to each of us…“How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow Him: but if Baal, then follow him. 1st Kings 18:21

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Now such a simple question should be very easy to answer, “Of course Lord, I will follow You!”

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“DECEIVING, IF POSSIBLE, THE VERY ELECT!”

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Unfortunately, the, “god of this world”, Satan, has beclouded the issue, making “Baal worship” so close to the real thing, that he might, “deceive if possible, even the elect”.

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And because the Church has so greatly compromised the truth with worldly ways and earthly attractions, God, many decades ago, finally allowed God’s people to be taken captive in spiritual Babylon.

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And so, because of our many compromises with the world, the churches became a mere extension of this fallen world, “Babylon the Great!” Because, when Christianity is mingled with worldliness, the result is a false gospel.

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

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DISCERNING THE SPIRITShttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svg

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So just how do we discern between truth and error? How are we to choose the true God? How are we to know the difference between the true God and the counterfeit?

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Let’s just think this through for a moment. Let’s ask ourselves the question, “How can I know the difference between those who are truly led by the Holy Spirit, and those who are led by ‘another spirit'”?

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HOLINESS: HALLMARK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

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Well, it’s not as hard as one might imagine. After all, if a person is truly led by the Holy Spirit, then it would only make sense that such a Spirit-filled person would be holy. After all, isn’t holiness what the Holy Spirit is all about? That is why He is called the HOLY Spirit!

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And so, if a man, woman, or child is indwelt by the true Holy Spirit, then that individual will have the desire to be holy, and will gravitate toward holiness.

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Woman with Bible – Braet von Überfeldt – 1866 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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EXCEEDING ABUNDANTLY MORE!

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Those who are true followers of Christ will desire to, “walk even as He (Christ) walked.” 1st John 2:6 And they will be attempting to become pure, “even as He (Christ) is pure.” 1st John 3:3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cano_-_San_Juan.jpgAnd the Bible reveals that we can reach a far higher level of holiness than we now think possible…

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Listen…“Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the Power that worketh in us,” Ephesians 3:20

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Yes, as this above verse reveals, Christians have been deceived into thinking that we must continue to live in a semi-diseased spiritual condition, when in truth, God is able to give us far more spiritual victory than we now realize!

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But just look at the life of John. Or look at the life of Paul! Those two men are examples of what we may become!

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John The Apostle – by Alonzo Cano – 1635-1637 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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JESTERS IN THE PULPIT

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But so many of today’s pulpits, have become filled with less than holiness. Joking and jesting has set a less-than-holy tone in today’s churches. Yes, there is a relaxed spirit pervading today’s churches, in which the leaders are keeping their audience in stitches, rather than encouraging them to, “be ye holy, even as I am holy”…

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Listen…“Be ye therefore followers of God…But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, NOR FOOLISH TALK, NOR JESTING (joking), which are not convenient (not proper): but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.” Ephesians 5:1-5

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Here we see that foolish talk and jesting is condemned, and all who defiantly engage in such unwholesome behavior have no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God!

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THOMAS BROOKS ON JOKERS IN THE PULPIT

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Listen to a quote by Reformation author, Thomas Brooks on the subject of false teachers, and how they like to joke…

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“They preach more to please the ear than to profit the heart…False teachers handle holy things rather with wit and trifling, rather than with fear and reverence. False teachers are soul-murderers. They are like evil surgeons, that skin over the wound—but never heal it…False teachers are Hell’s greatest enrichers.” THOMAS BROOKS ON “7 CHARACTERISTICS OF FALSE TEACHERS”

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Now if Thomas Brooks lived today, would he not be a most maligned and persecuted messenger of truth? Would today’s churches ever allow such a, “kill-joy” like Thomas Brooks to have any part in today’s church services? Probably not!

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JESUS CONDEMNED THE WORLD

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Why do you think that God’s professed people put Jesus on the Cross? It was because Jesus wanted no part of the worldly church of that day! Jesus was holy! He was reverent. There was not even one spot of worldliness in Him. And because His life and words condemned this world, they put Him on the Cross…

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Listen as Jesus answered His worldly-minded brothers… “The world cannot hate you; but Me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.” John 7:7

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SEPARATE FROM THE VILE

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The Bible repeatedly warns us against mingling the things of the world with the purity of http://www.wikiart.org/en/gustave-dore/baruch-writes-jeremiah-s-prophecies#supersized-artistPaintings-201408the Gospel…

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Listen to God’s warning to Jeremiah…“Therefore thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before Me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as My mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.” Jeremiah 15:19

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Here God is warning Jeremiah to remove all worldliness from his heart and life. But God is also warning Jeremiah to not go back into the congregation of evildoers (Psalm 26:5), but let anyone who will, come to him, Jeremiah.

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Prophet Jeremiah Dictates to Baruch – Wikiart.com – US Public Domain

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COMPROMISE EXISTS TODAY, TOO!

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The exact same situation exists today, as in Jeremiah’s day! The Christian community for the most part, has embraced much of the secular culture.

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The music has become greatly sensualized. The prosperity-driven ideologies have taken hold of both liberal as well as conservative churches. The pulpits have been largely given over to comedy and giddiness. Sensual dress, and fashionable (“cool” or “hip”) behavior and music is now the order of the day in church services and in the everyday lives of many church-goers!

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And just because they mingle much Bible into their worship, only proves that their deception, “will deceive, if possible, even the elect!” Matthew 24:24

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Church music – Singers & Dancers – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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DISCERN BETWEEN BELIEVERS & PRETENDERS

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Well, the big point to today’s devotion is to place great emphasis on the word “Holy”, as it pertains to the third personage of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit. 

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And so, all those who are truly indwelt by the Holy Spirit will constantly gravitate toward the qualities of holiness: sobriety, gravity, reverence, purity, patience, kindness, warm agape love, temperance, joy, peace, etc..

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And so, as the Christian begins to gain an awareness of the difference between the, “Spirit of truth”, and the, “spirit of error”, it becomes increasingly easier to, “discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth Him not.” Malachi 3:18

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the discernment that I may know the difference between the true and the false…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“March 1st (A Designer Jesus!)“, or you can also read…JANUARY 10 (How a Joke Killed! Part 1)

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“Multitudes, multitudes in the ‘Valley of Decision’…

for the day of the Lord is near in the ‘Valley of Decision’.”

Joel 3:14

 

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VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP…

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Valley of Decision + O Destroying Mountain Constellation Group

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Look eastward in the early summer through fall. Find the Cassiopeia Constellation. Cassiopeia is the Mount of Blessing. In the sketch, it is the farthest mountain to the left. In the sky, it is the northern-most of these three mountains when facing eastward. It resembles a pyramid. Then find the next pyramid to its right (south). Then go a little further south to the next third pyramid. The third snow-cap is the Destroying Mountain Constellation. These three pyramids are the snow-capped portion of these three mountains in this sketch. (of course, you won’t see the snow-caps in the sky. They are just an embellishment in this sketch to present a concept-EDITOR).

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“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” Micah 4:1, 2

Valley of Decision & O Destroying Mtn. Constellations

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THE VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP. They appear in mid-summer in the eastern skies in pre-dawn hours. These are made of Cassiopeia (mount on left), and various stars from the Andromeda Constellation (valley) Pegasus (Mount of Cursing (middle mount) & Destroying Mount (right)), and Pisces (Broad Way to Hell). The galaxy which appears to be climbing the Mountain of Blessing is the Andromeda Galaxy

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The above Wikipedia star-chart shows this amazing constellation group as it appears from June to fall, just prior to the winter constellation group. Actually, this Valley of Decision Constellations appear in early summer in the pre-dawn hours. (Editor of this website has sketched in this constellation group onto this above Wikipedia star-chart.)

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The ‘Valley of Decision’ Constellation” or you can also read… “The Five Foolish Virgins Stars”

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TOMORROW:

SEPTEMBER 4 (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 5: Schools of Babylon!) 

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