Daily Devotional, Year 3 – June 21 (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 11: “Living In A Sexualized World!”)

By admin On November 28th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – June 21

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Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 11: “Living In A Sexualized World!”

TO READ PART 1, CLICK HERE…August 11th (Habakkuk Says “Run!”)

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Just look around! Just look in about any direction, and you will see some form of sexuality!

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Yes, it seems that this society has become sexually crazed!

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Just walk through any shopping mall and notice how often the signs and billboards are pushing sexuality in hopes of getting us to buy their product! Just look at the way so many people dress these days!

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It’s a very sensual world today!

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Store window mannequins – Wikimedia – Share-alike License 3.0

Woman applying make-up – Wikimedia – Share-alike License 2.0

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But what can we do about it? And why should we do anything about it?http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svg

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After all, if others want to go after those things, what difference does that make to me?

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SEPARATION, A HUGE BIBLE CONCEPT!

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Well, the Bible has much to say about separation!

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Yes, God presented account after account in the Old Testament to encourage His people to separate themselves from the ways of the unbelievers.

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Listen…“But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell. Moreover it shall come to pass, that I shall do unto you, as I thought to do unto them.” Numbers 33:55, 56

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Now this is just one of many exhortations for God’s people to drive the heathen out of their land.

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NOT TO BE YOKED TOGETHER WITH UNBELIEVERS

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But this concept of separation is also continued in the New Testament…“Wherefore come out from among them (unbelievers), and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” 2nd Corinthians 6:17, 18

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This command from God for His people to separate themselves from unbelievers, is a huge part of the Bible. And God even threatens His people with destruction for ignoring this principle!

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And even here above, in 2nd Corinthians, God holds out being a Father to us, conditional upon separating ourselves from unbelievers!

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“LEARN NOT THE WAY OF THE HEATHEN”

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But why should we separate ourselves from them? Why is God so concerned?

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Well, one verse which explains why, is found in Jeremiah 10:2, “Learn not the way of the heathen…”

 

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OK, so we shouldn’t learn the way of the heathen. But what’s that got to do with separating ourselves from them?

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Listen again to Paul’s warning…“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 1st Corinthians 15:33

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So here we have the answer to why we need to separate ourselves. Because evil communications will corrupt our hearts!

 

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SURROUNDED BY SENSUALITY

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But what can we do about our situation? After all, most of us are pretty much stuck where we are! And we just cannot go live in a cave, or move to some remote country location!

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We need to go into stores, and walk past all those provocative pictures, and listen to all that sensual music playing throughout the store!

 

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Yes, the fact is, at this present hour, we cannot come completely out of the world!

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But we can certainly come a good way out, if we so choose!

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SINFUL INFLUENCES IN MY HOME

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For instance, if I am watching television each day, then chances are I’m going to be seeing a lot of sexuality.

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Or if I listen to the current styles of music each day, then I am going to be hearing a lot of sensual music and lyrics.

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Or if I spend time surfing the Internet, then I am going to be exposed to a lot of things that are sexually explicit.

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ELIMINATE UNGODLY INFLUENCES

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And so, the first place to start is right in my own home, to eliminate as much sensuality as possible.

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And let’s face it, the Bible tells us that the wisdom of this world is…“earthly, sensual, devilish.” James 3:15

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And so, considering this above verse, why would I want to needlessly expose myself to secular television, radio, and Internet? This kind of wisdom is earthly, sensual, devilish, according to the Bible!

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Even the various nature programs are filled with atheistic philosophy, which can have a tremendous effect on my children!

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SENSUALIZED OLD HYMNS

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Now one word of warning about the Christian community.

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There is a lot of sensuality in much of today’s so-called “worship” music. Much of the music sounds like music for a romantic evening. Even many of the old hymns have been re-done to sound like torrid love-songs.

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Quite often, the singers in these re-makes, will imitate the sensual crooners of the world, straining their vocal chords to get that airy bedroom voice! 

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THE SENSUAL CHURCH-WORLD

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Yes, tragically, the church-world has been greatly influenced by the sensuality of the secular world.

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And those who are serious about the purification of their heart will want to stay away from this kind of music, even though the lyrics have a somewhat Christian flavor.

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SO-CALLED CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN RADIO STATIONS

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Even though there are some really conservative Christian radio stations, the fact is, much of their music has a sensual, romantic sound.

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And probably those who have Internet will want to find a program which allows them to choose their own particular songs. 

 

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And those who must shop in stores, can listen to audio Bible on MP3 to avoid the sensual music often airing. Or they can simply stay in prayer.

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And as far as the sexualized signage in so many stores, the Christian will just have to look the other way.

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FLOODS OF EVIL

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Now, these are some suggestions about how to eliminate ungodly influences as far as possible.

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But there is much the Christian can do to fortify his or her mind against all the sensuality of the world.

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The Bible says in Psalm 119:11, “Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.”

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The Christian needs to fortify his mind with God’s Word…“But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in His law doth he meditate day and night.”

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Yes, to meditate upon God’s Word, the Bible throughout our day is the greatest wall of protection we can possibly build against the ungodly influences which the god of this world is flooding our society with. 

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ABOVE PICTURE: “Thy Word have I hid in my heart” Psalm 119:11

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TO READ PART 12, GO HERE…September 7 (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 12: “As Ye See ‘What Day Approaching?’”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to flee to the mountain of God. Give me the desire to save my family from the destruction rising up all around us…

 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“August 22nd (Sodom Rising! Part 1)”, or you can also read…January 7th (TIME TO GET OUT OF DODGE!)

 

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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WIDE & NARROW GATES IN THE HEAVENS

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Revelation 12 Woman chooses Narrow Way

 

As the opening verse says, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13-14 

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So what are these two gates all about? And how can I choose the right door? Well, just read this article and these questions and more will be answered.

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But before we explore these questions, let’s take a look at why these two sets of stars represent these two biblical gates.

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(This sketch, while not 100% accurate, gives a fair portrayal of how this constellation group appears at winter’s end and even into June, when above the western horizon.)

 

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HOW THE GATES RELATE TO ORION & DRAGON

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This sketch below is when these constellations are in the eastern sky in early winter (However, this constellation group can even be seen as early as July, in the pre-dawn hours). In the eastern sky, it’s not so easily seen which gate the Revelation 12 Woman will enter. The Wide Gate is made of the two brightest stars of this Wave of Water Constellation.

Revelation 12 Woman & The Two Gates

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Satan spews out the deadly water of his false worldly ideologies; which many of these ideologies have a form of godliness, but in some way are not in harmony; or perhaps these worldly ideologies add to the Bible, which is strictly forbidden (see Deuteronomy 4:2). 

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On the other hand, the Strait Gate (narrow gate) is composed of the two brightest stars of the Orion The Reaper’s sickle. The true Strait Gate represents Jesus, the Word of God.  

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Listen… “I [Jesus] am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” John 10:9

 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)”

 

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TOMORROW:

June 22 (The Return of Elijah, Part 1: “Fathers & Children”)

 

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

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