Daily Devotional, Year 3 – August 31 (Sodom Rising, Part 16: “Homosexuality: A Physical or Spiritual Malady? CONTINUED”)

By admin On March 16th, 2017

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – August 31

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Sodom Rising, Part 16: “Homosexuality: A Physical or Spiritual Malady? CONTINUED”

To read part 1 of this article, click here… “August 22nd (Sodom Rising!)”

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“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.”

Ephesians 6:12

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There is no shortage of self-help books published addressing the various deviant lifestyles, such as homosexuality, pedophilia, bestiality, etc….

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And of course, the world has its own philosophy concerning these maladies, and most self-help books fall in line with the status-quo in the psychological community as to the cause and maintenance of these “lifestyles”.

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Sigmund Freud – LIFE – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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CHRISTIAN PSYCHOLOGY

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Nowhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sigmund_Freud_LIFE.jpg some of these books come from a Christian perspective, to a limited extent.

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Probably most of these “Christian” self-help books are merely cloaked in a thin veneer of religiosity, but with psychology/psychiatry actually being at the heart of the message.

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Sigmund Freud – LIFE – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“HAVING NO HOPE, AND WITHOUT GOD IN THE WORLD”

Ephesians 2:12

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Now, one very common thread in most all of these books is to try to attribute the cause of these deviant lifestyles to genetic origin.

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And the popular thinking today is that there is no cure for these deviant lifestyles, but only the hope for, “growing acceptance” by society.

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And so, there is a huge effort to make these once shameful lifestyles into acceptable “alternative lifestyles”.

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“FOR WE WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD”

Ephesians 6:12

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But the fact is, there is a great hope for those caught up in homosexuality, pedophilia, bestiality, etc.!

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In the last installment of “Sodom Rising”, the true cause of these abhorrent lusts was dealt with from a biblical perspective.https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianandapollyon.jpg

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And it was revealed that mankind’s struggles are not with flesh and blood, but with spiritual powers and the forces of the darkness of this world, as it states in Ephesians 6:12

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To say it concisely, we have an unseen foe working against us, the “god of this world”, Satan.

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And his antichrist spirit, “now worketh in the children of disobedience”, as it says in Ephesians 2:2.

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Christian and Apollyon – Pilgrim’s Progress – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“YE SHALL SEEK ME AND FIND ME”

Jeremiah 29:13

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Now the point of today’s devotional is to place great emphasis upon the biblical answer to our sin problem, whatever our sins may be.

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It is through a continual seeking for a closer and closer following afterhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianity-Jesus_Christ_Died_for_your_Sin.jpg Jesus that sinful humans find victory over sin.

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And whether it is drunkenness, tobacco addiction, coffee addiction, drug addiction, homosexuality, pedophilia, bestiality, cussing, TV watching, music addiction, or whatever else begins to become master over any individual, the cure is the same: Jesus!

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Cross of Jesus Christ – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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“…WHEN YE SHALL SEARCH FOR ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART”

Jeremiah 29:13

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The Bible reveals the true intensity required for any and every professing Christian to obtain victorious Christianity…“And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with ALL your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13

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There are multitudes who attend church each week, pay their tithes, serve in church offices, who never become “born again” for the simple reason that they have never truly sought the Lord Jesus with 100% devotion (of course, this 100% devotion is the gift of the grace of God, and not of works).

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Instead of hiding God’s Word in their heart daily, and prayerfully striving to overcome the world, the flesh, and the Devil, they are merely content to maintain a comfortable religion which allows them to continue seeking after the things of the world!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Unfunny Judgment Day Cartoon – company’s-coming – revised

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LOVE IS A MATTER OF THE HEART

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Yes, God’s love is a quality that begins to reign and rule over our heart.

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God is not interested in having Christians trash all our belongings.

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But instead we must do as that old song says…“Turn your eyes upon Jesus! Look full in His wonderful face! And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace!”

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Yes, when a Believer turns to Jesus with all the heart, the things of earth gradually lose their tight grip on us, and we instead begin to seek after the riches of Heaven!

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US Navy – Chaplain Lt. Jason Gregory reads Bible on weather deck – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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And the Good News is that all those who are slaves to sin in one form orhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg another, may find victory by not giving up the Good Fight of faith!

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And one day, these persevering ones will be able to say along with the Psalmist…

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“I waited patiently for the LORD;

and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry. 

He brought me up also out of an horrible pit,

out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a Rock,

and established my goings. 

And He hath put a new song in my mouth,

even praise unto our God:

many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.”

Psalm 40:2, 3 

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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THE READER IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO LISTEN TO THIS MOST AMAZING PERSONAL TESTIMONY BY A MAN, DAVID ARTHUR, WHO WAS DRAMATICALLY DELIVERED FROM HOMOSEXUALITY AS A MALE PROSTITUTE WITH FULL-BLOWN AIDS, TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN EVANGELIST…

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TO READ PART 17, CLICK HERE…October 11 (Sodom Rising, Part 17: “Is Sodomy The Greatest Sin?”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be wise as a serpent concerning the power and influence of the modern-day media. Spare me and my loved ones…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…May 29 (A World of Lies, Part 11: “Mental Illness”), or you can also read… February 28th (Psychology & Vain Deceit!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FLEEING WOMAN CONSTELLATION

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FROM WHERE &TO WHERE DOES SHE FLEE? WOMAN ROTATES THROUGH THE SEASONS…

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This page is about the Big Dipper, also called the Great Bear constellation (Ursa Major ). However, the ancient pagan cultures did not see this constellation as God intended it to be seen. It is actually a headless woman in childbirth.  This is seen in springtime. It is seen in the northern skies. 

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But as the seasons progress, this travailing woman flips upside down, now appearing as a woman with upraised arms like eagle wings who is running (eventually flying, as shown in sketch on right) into the wilderness (westward). The single star representing her birth-child (Christ) now becomes her head (“Christ is the head of the church.” Ephesians 5:23

star-chart ursa major

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The 7 Stars (Big Dipper) is easy to see with its very bright 7 stars. But the Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) must be seen on a dark starry night, away from city lights. 

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These are star charts from Wikipedia, with sketches of the Woman added.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)

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TOMORROW…

 

September 1 (Add Thou Not! Part 4: “Which Day Is The Sabbath?”)

 

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO JEREMIAH STUDY

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YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. 

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THIS IS STUDY #241 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

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Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

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