Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 11 (Lucifer’s Music Solo, Part 5: “Getting Ready For Heaven!”)

By admin On April 4th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 11

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Lucifer’s Music Solo, Part 5: “Getting Ready For Heaven!”

To read Part 1, click here… Today’s Devotional – March 25th (Lucifer’s Music Solo)

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“And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude…

saying, Alleluia…Let us be glad and rejoice,

and give honour to Him:

for the marriage of the Lamb is come,

and His wife hath made herself ready.

And to her was granted

that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white:

for the fine linen is the Righteousness of saints”

Revelation 19:6-8

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.PICTURE: The Gospel Ship

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This fallen world is soon coming to its long-promised demise!

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And God is now calling His people to get on-board the Ark of Salvation, before the door of mercy finally closes.

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PICTURE: The Gospel Ship

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“COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE!”

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And so, the call is now going out to God’s people, “Babylon is fallen, is fallen…Come out of her My people!” Revelation 18:1, 4

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Yes, God is calling His people to make an end-time exodus out of the doctrinal confusion and licentiousness of the fallen, apostate denominations & congregations!

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

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“GO YE OUT TO MEET HIM!”

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The Marriage of the Lamb is at hand! And it is time for the Bride of Christ to prepare to meet the Bridegroom!

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And so, the Bible calls to the Bride to array herself in clean and white linen, which is the righteousness of the saints.

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Five Wise Virgins – Matt 25 – www.thebiblerevival.com – Public Domain

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“PURIFY YOUR HEARTS, YE DOUBLE-MINDED!”

James 4:23

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Now one area in which God’s people must clean up, is in the area of our music.

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The sad truth is, Lucifer, that master-musician who once filled the courts of Heaven with his incredible music and voice, eventually became self-exalting.

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And his music began to reflect that desire for self-promotion. His selfless loyalty to God, which was originally reflected in his viols, pipes, and tabrets, eventually began to become sensual and earthy.

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Yes, Lucifer’s secret desire for self-exaltation no doubt began to manifest itself in his music.

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Lucifer – Mihály Zichy – 1887 – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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THE VOICE OF A GREAT MULTITUDE!”

Revelation 19:6

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But now, God is getting ready to bring a new company of redeemed ones into the courts of Heaven.

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Sadly, all those fallen angels who sinned will be forever absent from those heavenly courts.

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But those new citizens of Heaven will never ever be tempted to go astray, as Lucifer and his fellow rebels did!

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And so, as God’s people get themselves ready to enter into Heaven, they must now begin to purify themselves from the earthy, sensual music which the Church has been embracing for many long decades.

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There is a need to get back to the music of the early Church…

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Heavenly Throng – G. Dore – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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WHAT DID JESUS DO?

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Just what does the Bible have to say about all singing?

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Certainly as one reads the Gospels, the few times music was mentioned, it was very simple, in which the disciples merely sang hymns together.

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Listen… “And when they (Jesus & disciples) had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.” Matthew 26:30

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Very simple and spontaneous was the music in the early Church. There was none of the elaborate musical filigree which we hear in today’s music! No attempts were made to tickle the ears of double-minded church-goers with flesh-pleasing orchestrating, and sensual, dreamy-eyed singers attempting to dazzle their hearers by their great vocal abilities! 

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No, there was only the trembling, faithful voices of pilgrims, joined together as one, lifting their hearts up to Heaven in joy and thankfulness to their Creator/Redeemer!

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Jesus’ Exhortation to the Apostles 1886-94 – by James Tissot – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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“EARTHLY, SENSUAL, AND DEVILISH”

James 3:15

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However, back in the mid-twentieth-century, certain very worldly-minded musicians http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Avril_Lavigne_high_mic,_Hammersmith_Apollo_(tint).jpg#/media/File:Avril_Lavigne_high_mic,_Hammersmith_Apollo_(tint).jpgdecided that it was time to get rid of the sacred music in the churches, and give the church-world a musical make-over!

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And it wasn’t long until Hollywood jumped onto the band-wagon, producing movies which promoted the same idea that the Church must become up-to-date and relevant in today’s pop culture.

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And so, these worldly-minded, “movers-and-shakers”, together with Hollywood completely updated the worship services in most every denomination.

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Music Song Singer – Wikimedia – C.C. Share-alike License

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SCRIPTURE SONGS

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Perhaps the best innovation which came out of the Twentieth Century were those simple “Scripture Songs”, which were nothing more than a scripture verse or two, set to a simple melody.

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Yes, most of those little songs were composed in simplicity and without any sensuality or pride. And they were a great way for children and adults to memorize Scripture, as they were sung collectively during the worship hour, or individually, amidst one’s daily duties!

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Yes, those little songs were the closest thing to the Psalms of David (which we find in the center of our Bibles.) 

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David the Shepherd Boy – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“SING PSALMS UNTO HIM!”

“Sing unto Him, sing psalms unto Him: talk ye of all His wondrous works.” Psalm 105:2

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Now that the Church-Elect is preparing to meet the Bridegroom, it is perhaps a good time to begin learning Scripture Songs.

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And the days may soon come in which God’s people will walk along lonely pathways, under the dark and starry canopy of Heaven above them, with no earthly companions to comfort them.

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This will be a wonderful opportunity to sing such little Scripture Songs as they sojourn up those narrow Heavenward pathways.

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Starry Night at La Silla – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

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TO READ PART 6, GO HERE…February 28 (Lucifer’s Music Solo, Part 6: “A Den of Thieves!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Keep me back from this desire of pride to vaunt myself before others, trying to impress people, rather than God…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Running The Christian Race (Part 2, Sensual Music), or you can also read this shorter article… Today’s Devotional – March 25th (Lucifer’s Music Solo)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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“Let my prayer be set forth

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Flower of Heaven Constellation w/leaves

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before Thee as incense;

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and the lifting up of my hands

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as the evening sacrifice.”

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Psalm 142:2

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“WOMAN ON THE  ALTAR” CONSTELLATION… 

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This “Golden Altar” Constellation is only seen in winter through spring, in mid-sky.  It is to the south of the “Fleeing Woman Constellation” (AKA Ursa Major  or The Big Dipper).

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The “Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12” Constellation is in the northeastern sky in this sketch. You would be facing east and looking very high up almost to mid-sky to see this constellation group this way. The altar is farther south but still in the eastern sky. This altar itself is commonly known as Leo Major“, with the smoke rising beingLeo Minor“.

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A little farther down this page is the sketch of this same constellation in the latter part of winter, when you look at them facing westward. You will notice that what looked like Gospel seed being cast from her left hand and left foot (see “Woman of Revelation 12-The Fleeing Woman” article for explanation of casting “Gospel Seed”) now appears like smoke or incense rising from the altar. It is not clear why the altar is sideways in back of the Woman. It would make more sense if it were directly under the Woman. However, the Lord must have some spiritual truth to convey concerning this odd positioning of the Altar. 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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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Woman of Revelation 12, (“The Woman on the Altar”)

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TOMORROW…

February 12 (God’s Love Written in the Heavens! Part 3: “Heavenly Graffiti”)

 

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