Daily Devotional, Year 3 – April 2 (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 10: “Television, Swifter Than Leopards!”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – April 2

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Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 10: “Television, Swifter Than Leopards!”

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

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“For, lo, I (the Lord) raise up the Chaldeans…

Their horses also are swifter than the leopards,

and are more fierce than the evening wolves…

They shall come all for violence:

their faces shall sup up as the east wind,

and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.”

Habakkuk 1:6-9

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Up until the mid-twentieth century, there was a steady and gradual downhill decline of morality and Christianity in the 1st world nations: the very nations which once enthusiastically embraced the Christian Reformation.

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But with the advent of modern media, the decline began to become a rapidly descending slope!

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HABAKKUK NOW SPEAKING

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Many have sought to understand the Book of Habakkuk over the past centuries.

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But this was not possible, because the vision of Habakkuk had not yet been revealed. Habakkuk was written especially for our day.

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And now, the vision of Habakkuk is finally able to speak to our current situation in the world.

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Habakkuk by James Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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And just what is today’s situation that makes the Book of Habakkuk relevant?

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GOD’S PEOPLE SURROUNDED

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Well, let’s listen to Habakkuk’s complaint to the Lord…”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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Here is seen that the prophet is perplexed and distraught over the overwhelming flood of unbelievers which cause God’s people to “err in vision, and stumble in judgment” Isaiah 28:7

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In other words, God’s people were surrounded by Chaldeans (Babylonians, i.e., the world). And this overwhelming influence was causing God’s people to lose their biblical sensibilities.

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SWIFTER THAN LEOPARDS

TV indoctrination

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Now today’s devotional is titled, “Television, Swifter Than Leopards!”

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So what has happened that causes this title to be fulfilled?

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Listen again to our signature passage for the day…“For, lo, I (the Lord) raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs…Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves…They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.” Habakkuk 1:6-9

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Here is seen, howbeit in veiled allegorical language that in the last days, the Chaldeans (the unsaved multitudes of the world & worldly church) will come as swift as leopards to spoil God’s people!

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HIGH-TECH NOW MAKES IT POSSIBLE!

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Never before has such a thing been possible until our day. But with the advent of television, radio, and Internet, this is now all possible!

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Just think about! By means of these modern-day high-tech inventions, a rapidly growing portion of the world can receive images almost instantaneously! Around the world!

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And even in the third-world nations, television and Internet is now possible! Entire villages can now gather around a television or computer and watch highly trained and highly polished messengers telling them how to dress, what to eat, how to behave, what to believe in, and what to reject, who to love and who to hate!

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TELEVISION: THE MODERN-DAY PIED PIPER!

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Yes, by means of the modern-day pied-pipers, called television, radio, and Internet, the entire world is now under the control of these swifter-than-leopards devices.

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SATAN THE TRUE ENEMY

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And even though TV has been mass-produced by humanity, nevertheless, mankind is not the true villain here.

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No, the Bible tells us…”For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand!” Ephesians 6:12, 13

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Here is seen that it is not flesh-and-blood who is the enemy!

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But it is the unseen spiritual forces which are orchestrating the events, the inventions, and the tides-of-change sweeping through the land, “swifter than leopards, and more fierce than the evening wolves”!

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

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SATAN IN CONTROL LIKE NEVER BEFORE

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Satan now has the ability to control the world like never before in history, via these high-tech inventions!

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And let’s not forget that the Bible calls him, “‘The Prince of the Power of the Air’, that spirit that now works in the children of disobedience!” Ephesians 2:2

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Satan is now gathering the world’s inhabitants to the great day of the Valley of Decision, via these devices! The world has its own form of godliness. Satan is now getting ready for the final showdown against the armies of Heaven!

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And he can now marshal the peoples of the world in unison against the armies of Heaven and against the chosen and elect remnant of God!

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HABAKKUK SAYS, “RUN!”

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And so, just what is the solution to this seemingly impossible situation?http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/38/Tissot_Habakkuk.jpg

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Well, the prophet Habakkuk says in Chapter 2…“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2:2, 3

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Here we see that it is now time to “RUN!” Here it is seen that it is no more time to be planting, building, buying, selling, marrying and divorcing!

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No, it is time for God’s people to run to the safety and refuge in the appointed hiding place in the heavenly mountains which surround the “Jerusalem now…in bondage to sin” (see Galatians)

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Habakkuk by James Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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FLEE TELEVISION!

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

 

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Well, obviously, the very first place to run for safety is from the presence of these unwholesome influences. 

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But we are not to force others into submission to our will! 

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And so, in the secret pavillion of God, the Believer can pray for his or her family, that they too may eventually come along on this end-time exodus out of this world.

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Yes, as Habakkuk encourages, “but the just shall live by his faith. ” Habakkuk 2:4

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And our faith will continually grow as we exercise great patience in waiting for our family’s salvation!

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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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TO READ PART 11, GO HERE…June 21 (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 11: “Living In A Sexualized World!”)

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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…January 7th (TIME TO GET OUT OF DODGE!)

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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:

April 3 (Apocalypse NOW! Part 14: “Has The King Left The Building?”)


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