Daily Devotional, Year 3 – January 16 (Lucifer’s Music Solo, Part 4: Who Mingled the Sacred With the Common?)

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – January 16

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Lucifer’s Music Solo, Part 4: “Who Mingled the Sacred With the Common?”

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

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Now any biblical discussion about the music of this world and even in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Paradise_Lost_12.jpgChurch would not be complete without at least a mention of Lucifer and his musicianship. So the first biblical mention of Lucifer’s musical abilities is found in Isaiah. Listen…

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“Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!” Isaiah 14:11, 12.

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So in these above words of Isaiah, it is mentioned here that Lucifer had music abilities, where it says… “Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and THE NOISE OF THY VIOLS…O Lucifer, son of the morning!”

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Here it is revealed that Lucifer was somehow intimately connected with viols. These viols would, no doubt, be stringed instruments.

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Lucifer Fallen Gustave Dore Wikipedia US public domain

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WIND & PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS

 

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Now many theologians also attribute this following passage to Lucifer as well… “the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created…Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee…Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness” Ezekiel 28:14, 15, 17 [condensed].

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So if both these passages apply to Lucifer, then it is a dramatic testimony to Lucifer’s musical abilities. Tabrets are percussion instruments. Pipes would be wind instruments or organ pipes. Viols of course, would be stringed instruments.

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Well, you could probably say that Lucifer was a veritable, “One-Man-Orchestra/Choir”!

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Lucifer – By Gustave Dore – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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LUCIFER’S EARTHLY OFFICE

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Now it could be conjectured about Lucifer’s position in Heaven, or perhaps about him being the chief choir director in Heaven.

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But we do know that Lucifer was cast out of Heaven and now is known as, “the god of this world” (see 2nd Corinthians 4:4).

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And we also know that he is called, “the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:” Ephesians 2:2

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And given these three facts (his in-built musical instruments, his being, “god of this world”, and his being, “the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience”), then it is not too difficult to deduce that this fallen angel continues his musical abilities right here in this fallen world, Planet Earth!

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Stuck Lucifer ca-1890 – wikimedia – public-domain

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SATAN WORKED THROUGH WILLING HUMANS

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In the mid-Twentieth Century, there were certain people whom Satan used to http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:8_musicians_motion_blur_experimental_digital_photography_by_Rick_Doble.jpgbring Christian music into the current fashions of that day. 

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These certain men (and women) were musically gifted, and already somewhat successful in the secular music world.

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And because they had no difficulty crossing back-and forth between the secular music world and the religious music world, they had absolutely no problem mingling the two worlds together!

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And so, it became their expressed purpose to blend Christian lyrics with jazz, as well as other worldly genre. 

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8 musicians motion blur experimental digital photography by Rick Doble. – Wikimedia – C.C. GNU License

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A BATTLE BEGAN

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Now heretofore, the music in the Church was still mostly sacred. And so, this new music was not at first, totally accepted. But these “new” musicians were totally dedicated to bringing Christian music “up-to-date”

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And so, the battle began, with those who were regarded as “out-of-date reactionaries” becoming quickly pushed out of the way, to make way for this new hybrid music to gain its foothold in the church-world.

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Well, as a result of this push to compromise Christian music, much or perhaps most of today’s music is now a blend of quasi-Christian lyrics and worldly music.

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Church – Harlem Gospel Choir – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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HOLLYWOOD: FINAL NAIL IN THE COFFIN

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Now of course, since that time, Hollywood has jumped into the fray!

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Yes, the movie industry has churned out a number of movies which further promoted the idea that churches should throw off their traditional sacredness and reverence!

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And these movies all happily conclude with those formerly fuddy-duddy old churches finally “seeing the light”, getting themselves an up-to-date “make-over” by incorporating the high-energy, worldly music into their worship services.

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Hollywood Sign – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

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A TOTAL APOSTASY

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Now those churches who have embraced this new hybrid “Christian” music, have supposedly become “relevant”.

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And together with the current wave of prosperity-driven gospels, are filling up great auditoriums with multitudes of new parishioners.

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And these new parishioners thrive in this up-to-date Christian culture, since it gives Christianity a worldly, entertaining appeal.

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Church music – Singers & Dancers – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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ITCHING EARS FORETOLD

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But this new development has not taken the Lord by surprise. No, the Lord wrote through the Apostle, Paul… “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2nd Timothy 4:3, 4

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Yes, this above passage foretells of a total apostasy in the church-world in these last days.

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And this is the current state of the church-world: a prosperity-driven gospel, and fashionable and entertaining worship services which have filled today’s churches with Antichrist pretenders.

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Evangelist Preaching – Church – Audience hands – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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KEEPING CHRISTIANITY PURE

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But the Bible repeatedly warns against compromising the purity of the Gospel with the pollutions and commonness of the world…

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Listen to God’s warning to the prophet, Jeremiah…“Therefore thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before Me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as My mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.” Jeremiah 15:19

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Jeremiah is counselled here to not return to the compromised religion of the apostate religion of that day. No, instead, God counselled Jeremiah to remove the various compromises which had crept in unawares. And then, if anyone wanted to come out of that current-day apostasy, they could then return to Jeremiah. But God warned Jeremiah against returning back to their compromised religion.

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Prophet Jeremiah Dictates to Baruch – Wikiart.com – US Public Domain

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TODAY’S APOSTATE CHURCH-WORLD

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And so today, the Book of Jeremiah, and other similar Bible accounts, are all finding their fulfillment in the current-day church-world.

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Yes, Satan has successfully bridged the gap between the secular world and the Christian world, via this new, hybrid “Christian” music.

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And the churches are filled with parishioners who attempt to straddle between Heaven and Hell. But such a compromised life can never gain God’s approval, but instead, has resulted in God’s Spirit being taken out of the midst of this apostasy.

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And this is the sad condition of today’s church-world.  

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ABOVE PICTURE: The False Prophet – signsofheaven.org – not for commercial uses

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GOOD NEWS?

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Well, if there is any Good News (and sad news) in this horrible report, it is that God is now calling His people out of this apostasy…“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her (Harlot Babylon), My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

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Yes, the sad news is that God is calling out any of those who still have an ear to hear, to begin their exodus out of the current apostasy which has made a total shambles of the church-world.

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

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OUR NEEDS SUPPLIED ABUNDANTLY!

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Nevertheless, those who respond to God’s final call will be delighted to find a veritable spiritual http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgfeast awaiting them in the heavenly hill-country surrounding spiritual Judea (the church-world)

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

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Yes, God has provided abundant living waters in the spiritual strongholds to which we must flee. And our living bread shall be given us, just as surely as physical bread was provided Elijah back in the days when he fled to the wilderness to escape the wrath of Queen Jezebel.

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And today, we have our own Jezebel to deal with! (see Revelation 2:20)

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 5, GO HERE…February 11 (Lucifer’s Music Solo, Part 5: “Getting Ready For Heaven!”)

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TODAY‘S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Keep me back from all presumptuous sins. Help me to keep from placing myself in all places of danger and temptations…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Running The Christian Race (Part 3, Sensual Music)”

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THE END

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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REVELATION 12 WRITTEN IN HEAVEN

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“And there appeared a great wonder (or sign) in heaven; a woman…And there appeared another wonder (sign) in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads…And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God…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, 6, 15

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Here is a sketch of this Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12. This is the Winter Constellations of Signs Of Heaven. Besides Orion and his Horse, we also see pictured in this sketch, the Dragon of Revelation 12

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This Revelation 12 Woman Constellation is fleeing. As you can see, the Dragon Constellation is spewing a flood of water in her direction, as is written… “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 12:15. This wave of water represents Satan’s lies, and his false teachers who tell those lies.

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GOD’S MESSAGE: FLEE!!

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Beholding the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation in winter, it seems that God is trying to get a very important message across to His people: that His Church is to flee! But what are they to flee from? Well, you can go to the article titled “The Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation”

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WINTER CONSTELLATIONS-SEEN IN FALL: This sketch to the right is how this constellation group appears in the eastern sky in fall. This is the four primary constellations of the Winter Constellations. They can be seen in this position, in the late fall above the eastern horizon. The Woman of Revelation 12 is commonly called Ursa Major or The Big Dipper and appears in the north. Orion the Soldier is the at the bottom is to the south of the Woman. The The Dragon of Revelation Constellation’s mouth is The Hyades Cluster, and the tip of his tail is Pleiades, and his Wave of Water is primarily the Auriga constellation. The Glorious Horse Constellation head is of Perseus Constellation and his rear end is Cassiopeia Constellation.

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SHE’S FLEEING TO THE MOUNTAINS

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But beside the dragon, is she fleeing from anything else?

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

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The opening verse in this article, is a passage which is found in three of the gospels: Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Here is that passage again… “But when ye shall see the Abomination of Desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:” Mark 13:14. OK, so God’s people are to flee from the Abomination of Desolation. But what is the Abomination of Desolation? And how does this wave of water coming out of the Dragon’s mouth tie in with the Abomination of Desolation?

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ABOVE SKETCH: “Flee To The Mountains”: A concept picture, and not a true star-chart.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1”

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TOMORROW:

January 17 (Sodom Rising, Part 12: “Hollywood & The Men of Sodom!”)

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

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