Daily Devotional, Year 3- May 19 (Image of the Beast, Part 4: “Signage of the Times:”)

By admin On September 27th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – May 19

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Image of the Beast, Part 4: “Signage of the Times:”

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“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”

1st Corinthians 15:33

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During the dark Ages, Satan carried out a long siege against the people of God, implementing torture, imprisonment, banishment, scarcity, famine, and death, as means of “wearing out the saints”. (Daniel 7:25)

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But now, in these last days, the Enemy of Souls has devised an entirely new strategy, which has proved far more effective than his previous plan during the Dark Ages.

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Burned at the stake – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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2nd BEAST OF REVELATION 13

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Yes, now that we are in the era of the 2nd Beast of Revelation 13, the time of the http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TV_highquality.jpgFalse Prophet, it is Satan’s plan to totally conform the world, as well as God’s people into the image of the Beast (the world-system that is the very image of the Dragon, Satan).

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(For an in-depth explanation of these two beasts, go to such articles as, Floodwaters of the False Prophet: “Atheism & Psychology”)

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And what is the image of Satan? Simple! Satan’s character is all about pride, anger, selfishness, impatience, jesting, irreverence, lust, greed, violence, revenge, and other similar qualities.

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This is what his image is all about! It’s his likeness!

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TV – highquality – Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

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IMAGES THAT SPEAK

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And of course, this website has spoken much about television, radio, Internet, and the various high-tech devices which are extremely effective in conforming the world into his image.

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But there should be a mention of yet another means of brainwashing the masses into conforming to his image.

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IN AGES PAST

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You see, in ages past, there were very few images. Oh yes, on the walls of king’s castles and in the homes of nobility, one could view fine works of art.

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But for the most part, images were very scarce!

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But listen to the following prophecy concerning this very day…“And (the 2nd beast) deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by …saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image…And he 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 13:14, 15 (condensed for brevity)

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Now here in this above passage is seen that there was to be some sort of image, which the entire world was to worship.

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SIGNS ARE NOW EVERYWHERE!

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And isn’t it true that we are living in the day of image-making?

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From television, to movie-theaters, to magazines, to billboards, to Internet, this world is filling up with images!

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But just walk through one of those big-box stores, and behold all the signage in most every isle! It’s absolutely amazing to see all the images in today’s market place!

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Old man in magazine stand – Paris – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

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INSTILLING A LOVE FOR THIS WORLD

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But all those images are not merely happenstance, nor are they benign!

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No, most of those images are designed to create a desire within the viewer to conform to some aspect of this Antichrist world-system!

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Take for instance the signage (and mannequins) one might encounter in the clothing department.

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What do they portray? Modesty? Simplicity? Humility & meekness? Faith?

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No, but rather, they are trying to portray the image of pride! Of sensuality! Of lust! Of opulence! Of conformity to the fads and fashions of this fallen world!

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In simplest terms, they portray the very image of Satan’s character!

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(And this little article doesn’t even have time to speak of the CD/DVD section of the store!)

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Store window mannequins – Wikimedia – Share-alike License 3.0

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ANTICHRIST WORLD-SYSTEM

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And when one backs up a few steps, and looks at the big picture, it becomes clear that it is Satan’s overall purpose to conform us into the qualities of this world, but not into Heaven’s qualities!

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Yes, all those “pleasant pictures” we see all around us, are purposely designed to conform the hearts and minds of the people into this Luciferion world-system!

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

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“DAY OF THE LORD UPON ALL PLEASANT PICTURES”

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Listen to Isaiah’s prophecy concerning The Day of the Lord“For The Day of the LORD of Hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty…and he shall be brought low… and upon all PLEASANT PICTURES.” Isaiah 2:12, 16)

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Here is seen that God knew all about these current times and how Satan would use technology to create all these “pleasant pictures” we are now overwhelmed by, nearly everywhere we go!

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Woman in Mediterranian – Wikipaintings – US Public Domain

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WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN?

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And isn’t it so true that the easiest targets are our children?

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Yes, it is Satan’s great desire to totally indoctrinate our children to love this present, selfish world-system! In this way, they become his willing servants and prisoners!

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And so, every time a Christian takes her child through these stores, that child is getting a thorough schooling into the wares and ways of this Antichrist world, as his or her little eyes soak in all those lusty pictures which are just about everywhere in the store!

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GOOD NEWS!

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Well, the Good News is, that, “where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:” Romans 5:20.

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Yes, God has provided a way of escape for His sorely tried and tempted people! Because, God is now calling His people to, “Come out of her (this world-system) My people, that you do not partake of her sins and do not receive of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4.

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Yes, God is now calling His people to make an end-time exodus out of this self-focused world. But it is a spiritual exodus, which each and every true worshiper of God can join, even the infirm and incarcerated!

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And as we daily behold the image of Jesus in our studies, our prayers, and in our constant contemplation of Him, we will be imperceptibly, “changed into the same Image (of Jesus)…even as by the Spirit of the Lord!” (see 2nd Corinthians 3:17, 18)

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Women Walking at Sunset – Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

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TO READ PART 5, GO HERE…August 19 (Image of the Beast, Part 5: “Framing Mischief By A Law!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, help me to fully understand these things…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Television & The Image That Speaks, or you can also read… “Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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FLOOD-WATERS OF SATAN CONSTELLATION

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“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman…And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads…And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” Revelation 12:1, 3, 15 

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7 HEADS, 10 HORNS, & 7 CROWNS OF THE DRAGON

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“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” Rev. 12:3 

.Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

In Revelation, the Dragon of Revelation 12 is described as having seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. However, the Dragon Constellation up in the night sky does not. But God has faithfully created the wave of water, in such a way, as to illustrate this same concept of the seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. Because this wave of water is basically composed of ten stars. The main body of the wave has seven stars (#‘s, 1 thru 7). And the tip of the crest of the wave has the other three stars (#’s, 8, 9 & 10). So we have this 7 and 10 numbering. And this gives us a great clue, as to where in the Bible we should look, to find out the riddle as to just what or who do these 7 heads, 10 crowns, and 7 horns represent. Because, the Bible speaks very much about floods and waters as being associated with Satan (the Dragon).

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Floodwaters of the False Prophet: “Atheism & Psychology””

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TOMORROW…

May 20 (Flee To The Mountains, Part 20: “Congregate Together, or Flee To The Mountains?”

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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