Daily Devotional, Year 2 – SEPTEMBER 4 (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 5: Schools of Babylon!)

By admin On September 23rd, 2015

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Daily Devotional, year 2 – SEPTEMBER 4

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Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 5: Schools of Babylon!

TO READ PART 1, CLICK HERE…August 11th (Habakkuk Says “Run!”)

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“And he (the False Prophet) had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Revelation 13:15

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Habakkuk the prophet warns Christians of the corrupting influence of Chaldeans (the unbelieving people of the world). Yes, like never before, God’s people are being spiritually corrupted by the close contact with unbelievers.

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Nevertheless, Habakkuk foretells of the day when God tells His people to “RUN!”

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Habakkuk by James Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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EVIL COMMUNICATIONS CORRUPTS

1st Corinthians 15:33

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Now, we don’t know all the reasons why we are to run. God may have some reasons not yet revealed.

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But we do know a good many reasons!

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For instance, as Habakkuk says…“Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.” Habakkuk 1:4

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Yes, with such close contact with unbelievers, it is becoming increasingly difficult to avoid being corrupted by such things as the high-tech devices which young and old alike are now addicted to. And by just a little bit of improper judgment, the Believer can now drum up ungodly images on the Internet which could never before seen, so easily!

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TV – highquality – Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

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SATAN’S MIND-CONTROL CENTER

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With the advent of television, radio, and high-tech devices, this society has become Satan’s giant mind-control center. The situation in this society has become so incredibly evil, and yet Christians seem to be in a spiritual stupor, not being spiritually alert enough to realize just what great trouble we are in.

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SCHOOLS: MIND-CONTROL

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Satan has molded this society in such a way that our children are forced into schools which aggressively attempt to convert them into becoming secularists.

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And don’t think that Christian schools are a viable alternative. In the first place, they are mostly very expensive. And even if a Christian can afford one, most of the private Christian schools have mingled so much of the world into their curriculum, that they are little more than an extension of the world. And the state governments have loaded so many requirements on Christian schools, that the Bible is almost takes a back-seat to the overwhelming secular curriculum now being taught! 

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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A TALKING IMAGE

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The prophet, Habakkuk has foretold of this day, when Satan would be permitted to exehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Berlin-neukoelln_satellite-dishes_20050314_p1010596.jpgrt his power and influence so greatly upon the minds of the world’s inhabitants, that it is virtually impossible to escape his deadly mind-control system… 

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But also listen to Revelation speak of a talking image… “And he (the False Prophet) had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Revelation 13:15

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Just think of it! How in the world can Christian parents raise their children to truly love the Lord, and truly live for Heaven in this current mind-controlling society? From worldly-minded schools to television and radio, to the ungodly music, to sports and amusements, to the high-tech devices! These all fill our minds with the characteristics of Satan, gradually conforming us into his image!

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INDOCTRINATED!

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And so, it is just about guaranteed that if a child is allowed to indulge any one or more of these forms of idolatry, it won’t be long until that child is totally unreachable for any heavenward calling! The Bible is becoming an increasingly hated book!

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Nazi Stabs Bible – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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HABAKKUK SAYS “RUN!”

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For those parents who actually do awaken from their spiritual slumber, there may be some great hope. God has not left us without a way of escape.

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You see, the prophet, Habakkuk tells us to “RUN!” And yes, if you can afford to move to some country location, then by all means do so! 

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But there is a much safer place for the Christian parent to “RUN!”

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Habakkuk by James Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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LIVING WATERS UPON HILLS AND MOUNTAINS

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Listen…“And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.” Isaiah 30:25

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You see, Isaiah here is speaking in veiled, allegorical language. But basically, the mountains spoken of here, are the “everlasting hills” (see Genesis 49:21). And the waters spoken of here are the “living waters” which spring forth from God. (see John 7:38)

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Listen… “His (God’s) foundation is in the holy mountains…all my springs are in Thee.” Psalm 87:1, 7

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Yes, here is where we must “RUN!” Here is where we must hide! These are the mountains to which we must flee! And as Isaiah 30:25 says, there are abundant living waters on these holy mountains and everlasting hills!

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PICTURE – Constellation- Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains Mark 13:14 This is not a star-chart, but merely a concept picture

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But just how do we go to those mountains?

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FLEE TO THE MOUNTAINS!

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Listen again to Isaiah…“In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; To go into the clefts of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of His http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgmajesty, when He ariseth to shake terribly the earth. Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?” Isaiah 2:20-22

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Now here again is veiled allegorical language to give us a picture of how and where we are to “RUN!” You see, as this above passage reveals, we are to cast away our idols and flee to the clefts of the ragged rocks.

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And just where are the clefts of the ragged rocks? God’s Word is where those clefts of the ragged rocks happen to be. Yes, we are to fully immerse ourselves in God’s Word.

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DISCIPLESHIP REQUIRES ALL! 

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But God requires us to forsake our many idols, before we can fully immerse ourselves…

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Listen 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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Yes, God is calling for disciples to, “Come and follow Me”, But He is not allowing us to bring our earthly idols along with us!

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Christ calling His Disciples by Edward Armitage – 1869 – courtesy Wikigallery.com – Public Domain

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A FORSAKING WITHIN

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Now if we have a family, then our forsaking will be accomplished in our heart. In other words, if I have a family, they probably are not going to allow me to give away all our possessions (even single Christian Believers should not give away their belongings). And so, the true Believer’s spiritual journey must begin in his or her heart.

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And even though we must continue to live and work and provide for our family’s needs and happiness, we will secretly be on an upward heavenward sojourn of the heart! And so we will soon be traveling upward into the hill-country which Isaiah speaks of! And we will discover the abundant living waters which Isaiah 30:25 speaks of!

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MANY PRECIOUS PROMISES!

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Now just how does my new spiritual sojourn help the horrible situation of my family in this mind-controlling world?

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Well the Bible has plenty of promises, such as this one… “Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in His ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.” Psalm 128:1-4  

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

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LEAVING BABYLON

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The main point to today’s devotional is just this: The Christian community has polluted itself by mingling itself with this idolatrous, Babylonish world. It has become a compromised church-world. And as a result, God’s pillar of fire has long ago departed.

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And now, God is calling His people out of spiritual Babylon, the fallen “towers” (churches). But more than just calling us out physically, God is also calling us to come out in our heart! Therefore, God is calling to come and purify the Most Holy Place of our heart. He is wanting a purified people. And for those who finally and fully overcome, there will be plenty of blessings in store!

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And just think of it! Could there be anything more wonderful than to one day walk through those heavenly gates and along those streets of gold (faith & love), hand-in-hand with our family?

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Family Portrait – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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TO READ PART 6, CLICK HERE… NOVEMBER 3 (Habakkuk Says “Run!” Part 6: Delay, Delay, Delay!!!)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to flee to the mountain of God. Give me the desire to save my family from the destruction rising up all around us…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“August 22nd (Sodom Rising! Part 1)”, or you can also read…November 21st (The World’s Biggest Cult!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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WIDE & NARROW GATES IN THE HEAVENS

 

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Revelation 12 Woman chooses Narrow Way

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As the opening verse says, “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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So what are these two gates all about? And how can I choose the right door? Well, just read this article and these questions and more will be answered.

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But before we explore these questions, let’s take a look at why these two sets of stars represent these two biblical gates.

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(This sketch, while not 100% accurate, gives a fair portrayal of how this constellation group appears at winter’s end and even into June, when above the western horizon.)

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HOW THE GATES RELATE TO ORION & DRAGON

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Revelation 12 Woman & The Two Gates

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This sketch below is when these constellations are in the eastern sky in early winter (However, this constellation group can even be seen as early as July, in the pre-dawn hours). In the eastern sky, it’s not so easily seen which gate the Revelation 12 Woman will enter. The Wide Gate is made of the two brightest stars of this Wave of Water Constellation. Satan spews out the deadly water of his false worldly ideologies; which many of these ideologies have a form of godliness, but in some way are not in harmony; or perhaps these worldly ideologies add to the Bible, which is strictly forbidden (see Deuteronomy 4:2). 

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On the other hand, the Strait Gate (narrow gate) is composed of the two brightest stars of the Orion The Reaper’s sickle. The true Strait Gate represents Jesus, the Word of God.  

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Listen… “I [Jesus] am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” John 10:9

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)”

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TOMORROW:

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SEPTEMBER 5 (Apocalypse Now! Part 9: Has Judgment Day Begun?)

 

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