Daily Devotional, Year 3 – July 13 (The Two Spirits In The World, Part 3: “The Two Fountains of Pleasures!”)

By admin On December 22nd, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – July 13

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The Two Spirits In The World, Part 3: “The Two Fountains of Pleasures!”

To read Part 1 of this series, click here…November 23 (The Two Spirits In The World)

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“Therefore my heart is glad,

and my glory rejoiceth (in God)… 

in Thy presence is fulness of joy;

at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore…

and with honey out of the Rock

should I have satisfied thee.”

Psalm 16:9, 11 & 81:16

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“Oh no, I don’t wanna be a Christian! It’s just too boring, having to give up all those fun things”https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cheers!_(3162940696).jpg

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Have you ever heard this objection raised by some person?

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Well, this is a common response to the invitation to become a Christianity.

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But is it a true objection? Is the Christian life really so austere and stark?

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Well, perhaps this question should be examined, to see if there is any validity to such a bleak and disparaging view of Christianity.

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Hands Toasting Drinks – Cheers! Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

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TWO SPIRITS IN THE WORLD

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In Part 1 of this series on “The Two Spirits in the World” (click here), it was established that there are two ruling spirits in the world: “The Spirit of Truth”, and “the spirit of error”.

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One Spirit is ruled from Heaven, while the other is ruled from Hell (“Hell” being the spiritual darkness of this world).

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And so, either you are indwelt by one spirit or the other.

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There’s no third alternative!

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There’s no neutral ground in this world!

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You are either indwelt by the Spirit of God, or you are indwelt by, “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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ABOVE PICTURE: The Devil Owns The Fence – www.theheavensdeclare.net – May use for non-profit use only

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TWO FOUNTAINS OF PLEASURE

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_100326-N-4774B-066_Chaplain_Lt._Jason_Gregory_reads_bible_verses_on_the_weather_deck_aboard_the_guided-missile_cruiser_USS_Bunker_Hill_(CG_52).jpgNow, to get right to the point of this devotional, a human derives his or her pleasure from one of those spirits.

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Those who are indwelt by the spirit of the world, derive their pleasures in life from that Antichrist spirit.

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And those who are indwelt by the Spirit of Heaven, derive their pleasures in life from that “Spirit of Christ”.

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

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CHRISTIANITY, THE SAVOR OF DEATH

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shoppers_on_Dundas,_near_Yonge.jpgAnd so, it would be absurd to imagine that the people of the world could ever enjoy the pleasures of Heaven: Bible study, contemplation of the Bible, unceasing prayer, fellowship with other Believers, heavenly works of faith, etc…

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As a matter of fact, being under the control of Satan’s spirit, the mere thought of giving up the selfish pleasures of this life in trade for the aforementioned pleasures of Heaven, would be the “savor of death unto death”, as 2nd Corinthians 2:16 puts it!

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Shoppers in Toronto – Wikimedia – share-alike license

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SATAN TEMPTS US TO DRINK OF HIS FOUNTAIN

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But those who are infilled with God’s Spirit must always be vigilant not to allow the spirit of Satan to tempt them with the selfish pleasures of Hell (“Hell” being the spirit of darkness in the world).

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Yes, Satan can make the selfish pleasures of this world seem pretty fun and enjoyable, isn’t that true?

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Woman in Mediterranian – Wikipaintings – US Public Domain

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“NO HEART TO HEAR IT?”

Proverbs 17:16

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And so, the bottom line is, we must always be cognizant of the fact that the people of this world are not going to get overjoyed to hear you talk about how wonderful is the Christian life.

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Most always, the spirit within them will cause them to become repulsed at what you are telling them!

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This is why so few people truly turn to Christ.

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March – Protest – Thank God For Satan – Wikimedia – GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or later version

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FALSE BRETHREN

Galatians 2:4

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Oh yes, there are many people who make a false conversion to Christ, and yet are still indwelt by the antichrist spirit of the world!

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And that subject will be dealt with in tomorrow’s devotional.

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

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TO READ THE CONTINUATION OF THIS DEVOTIONAL, GO HERE…July 14 (The Two Spirits In The World, Part 4: “The Fountain of False Christianity!)”

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to choose my master each and every day, as I choose to learn about Thee through the study of Thy Word and unceasing prayer…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”?, or you can also read this shorter article…February 15th (The Two Images!)

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP

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“Multitudes, multitudes in the ‘Valley of Decision’…

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for the day of the Lord is near in the ‘Valley of Decision’.”

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Valley of Decision w/names

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“The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining… 

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“The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem…

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“And the heavens and the earth shall shake…

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“But the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

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Joel 3:14-16

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LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION GROUP…

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“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” Micah 4:1, 2

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Valley of Decision + O Destroying Mountain Constellation Group

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Look eastward in the early summer through fall. Find the Cassiopeia Constellation. Cassiopeia is the Mount of Blessing. In the sketch, it is the farthest mountain to the left. In the sky, it is the northern-most of these three mountains when facing eastward. It resembles a pyramid.

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Then find the second pyramid to its right (south).

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Then go a little further south to the next third pyramid. The third snow-cap is the Destroying Mountain Constellation.

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These three pyramids are the snow-capped portion of these three mountains in this sketch. (of course, you won’t see the snow-caps in the sky. They are just an embellishment in this sketch to present a concept-EDITOR).

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THE VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP.

Valley of Decision & O Destroying Mtn. Constellations

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They appear in mid-summer in the eastern skies in pre-dawn hours. These are made of Cassiopeia (mount on left), and various stars from the Andromeda Constellation (valley) Pegasus (Mount of Cursing (middle mount) & Destroying Mount (right)), and Pisces (Broad Way to Hell). The galaxy which appears to be climbing the Mountain of Blessing is the Andromeda Galaxy

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The above Wikipedia star-chart shows this amazing constellation group as it appears from June to fall, just prior to the winter constellation group. Actually, these Valley of Decision Constellations appear in early summer in the pre-dawn hours. (Editor of this website has sketched in this constellation group onto this above Wikipedia star-chart.) 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The ‘Valley of Decision’ Constellation

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TOMORROW…

 

July 14 (The Two Spirits In The World, Part 4: “The Fountain of False Christianity!)”

 

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