Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 15 (A World of Lies, Part 10: It’s a Cuttlefish World: “The Whole World Lies In Wickedness!”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 15

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A World of Lies, Part 10: It’s a Cuttlefish World: “The Whole World Lies In Wickedness!”

To read Part 1, click here… “January 3 (World of Lies, Part 1: The Femme-Fatale Firefly!)”

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“And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.” 1st John 5:19

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Cuttlefish – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0

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IT’S A CUTTLEFISH WORLD!

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Well, God has created a number of predators to give us further insight into the inner workings of the kingdom of Satan: the spider and the Octopus are two of those predators.

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But there is another little predator which is perhaps the most striking representation of Satan: the Cuttlefish! And this predator is a fitting representative of this world, Satan’s kingdom!

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Yes, this world is truly a “Cuttlefish World”! Satan so miraculously erases himself from visibility by the public, that this world seems to be operating by the governance of Mankind! And yet, Satan is always lurking behind the scenes, orchestrating the events, both great and small!

(As this little 26 second video below shows, the Cuttlefish has the ability to paralyze his potential victims, by using his hypnotizing strobe-light effect! Amazing!)

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Certainly Satan and his unseen minions love to make themselves invisible!

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That way, they can work their misery and woe upon this unsuspecting world, without its inhabitants becoming alarmed causing us to rebel against Satan’s kingdom, as we flee to God!

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Giant Cuttlefish – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution

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THE TWO BEASTS OF REVELATION 13

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During the Dark Ages, Satan’s chosen method of of persecution against God’s people was physical persecution: imprisonment, scarcity of the Bible, torture, and murder.

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The Church had to literally flee to the mountain strong-holds, away from the church-state tyrannical powers.

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But after this 1st beast-power received its deadly wound by a sword (the Bible), Satan made a complete change in his attack against God’s people.

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Yes, a brand-new beast power arose, this time out of the earth. This was the False Prophet spoken of in Revelation 13.

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No longer did Satan carry on his bloody attack against the Christian community. But instead, he caused the western nations to become prosperous and filled with earthly materialism.

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Buying and selling the things which the earth produced was the secret behind the power of this second beast of Revelation 13.

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And combined with the sins of the flesh, this hedonistic materialism was why this second beast was said to have come, “up out of the earth.” Revelation 13:11

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Whore – Babylon – Burgkmair – 1523 AD – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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THE WORLD IS NOT OUR FRIEND

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Now this above little two paragraph history lesson has been given to lay the foundation for ahttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Avvakum_by_Myasoyedov.jpeg solemn warning to God’s people regarding this world we are living in.

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The point to be made in today’s devotional is that we are living in an Antichrist world. Satan is, “the god of this world” (see 2nd Corinthians 4:4). And as such, it is his purpose to destroy God’s people by any possible means!

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Listen to John…“If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” John 15:19

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As this above verse reveals, even though the world so often pretends to be our friend, nothing could be further from the truth!

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The world hates us!

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Anti-Christian Protest movement – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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“THE KISSES OF AND ENEMY ARE DECEITFUL”

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Listen to the Wise Man…“Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.” Proverbs 27:6False Prophet

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Here above is a very instructive and eye-opening proverb! And it really directly applies to the age we are now in!

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Oh yes, many Christians are being brutally persecuted in the Middle East. And their plight is tremendous!

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But in the western nations which once embraced the Christian Reformation, Satan has come as an “angel of light”.

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Peace and safety was his chosen modus-operandi in his war against Christianity.

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“BY PEACE (HE) SHALL DESTROY MANY”

Daniel 8:25

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TFalse Prophethis method of embracing one’s enemy proved to be far more effective than waging a bloody and brutal persecution.

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Yes, Satan has completely disarmed the Christian community by peace and prosperity and deceived Christians into seeking after the same hedonistic opulence which long ago led the citizens of Sodom into their ultimate destruction.

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THE IMAGE THAT SPEAKS

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And now that we are living in this high-tech world, the persecution has only grown decisively worse!

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TV indoctrination

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Nowadays Satan can come directly into the homes of Christians, via television, radio, Internet, etc., and indoctrinate Christians and their children on a 24/7/365 basis!

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And these devices, combined with the world-system indoctrination that children receive in public schools, this society has become one giant indoctrination center!

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Everything around us has been carefully designed to normalize this kingdom of selfishness, the world!

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Even the very advertising billboards we drive by, to the pictorial advertising signage found in the department stores, the citizens of this society are merely being further indoctrinated into Satan’s Antichrist world-system, on a daily basis, as they stroll through the isles!

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MANKIND’S WAR AGAINST HEAVEN

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The Bible reveals…“The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood:” Proverbs 12:5, 6

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Here above is revealed that the world is our enemy, no matter how friendly they might seem!

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Now combine this above passage from Proverbs 12:5, 6 with the previously quoted verse from Proverbs 27:6…“The kisses of an enemy are deceitful…”

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So here we have a description of a world which deceives us into thinking they are our friends!

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Religious Leaders World Economic Forum – 2009 Annual Meeting – Wikimedia – Creative-Commons-Attribution-Share-Alike-2.0

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HEDONISM AND SELFISH AMBITIONS

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But the world is not our friend. Rather, Satan has re-created his kingdom to become a giant indoctrination center!

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And this entire society is especially designed to put Christians at ease to the point that we begin to join in with the world…“Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.” Corinthians 10:7

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This passage, originally from Exodus 32:6, but repeated in 1st Corinthians 10:7, is actually a prophecy concerning this very day in which Christians are partaking of “the eating and drinking and cares and pleasures of the world!”

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We’ve become so busy in the world, that spiritual things have greatly lost their importance!

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Multitask – Wikimedia – C.C. Share-alike License

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BIBLE WARNS AGAINST SELFISH PURSUITS

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Listen to Luke 21:34, 35…“And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.”

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In this not-so-funny Judgment Day Cartoon, is pictured a Christian who has been lulled back into the cares and pleasures of this life. He is no longer watching. And Judgment Day is now at his door!

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“FLEE TO THE MOUNTAINS!”

Matthew 24:15

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Well, just what is the Good News to all this?

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How are Christians supposed to deal with all this wickedness that now encompasses God’s people and their children?

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The Bible tells us…“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:” Matthew 24:15, 16

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Here is veiled, allegorical language which warns God’s people to flee to the spiritual mountains of God!

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GOD IS OUR REFUGE AND HIDING PLACE

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Listen…“As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.” Psalm 125:2

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

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God is our mountain stronghold in these last days.

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He is our “hiding place” of refuge! (Psalm 32:7)

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We are commanded to flee to Him with all our heart, soul, strength and mind!

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Nothing less than a 100% devotion and service to Jesus will deliver us from the overwhelming flood of evil now being spewed out of the mouth of the Revelation 12 Dragon!

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A DECEPTIVE, CUTTLEFISH WORLD!

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Yes, it’s a Cuttlefish world. Satan and his countless minions have taken on a deceptive appearance over the last several centuries.

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And Christians were lulled to sleep by Lucifer’s soft strains of viols (“violins”: see Isaiah 14:11).

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But now, God is wakening His slumbering Church-Elect, who did not watch for one hour, but fell fast asleep by those deceptive violin strains!

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Brooklyn Museum – The Wise Virgins – James Tissot – Wikimedia – public domain

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“PREPARE FOR WAR”

Joel 3:9

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And so, the clarion trumpet call is now being sounded! God’s people are called to prepare for war! And those who still have their garments and still possess their Christian armor are being called to quickly put them on!

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And let’s not be lulled back to sleep by the peace and safety which still seems to be lingering!

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No, the fact is, we are merely standing in the eye of the storm!

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Nevertheless, the gale-force winds are whirling all around us!

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“Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast,

call a solemn assembly: Gather the people, sanctify the congregation,

assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts:

let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch

and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD,

and give not thine heritage to reproach,

that the heathen should rule over them:

wherefore should they say among the people,

Where is their God?”

Joel 2:15-17

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to see and understand the great deception, which is the Planet Earth! Help me study Thy Word that I may become wise as a serpent, but harmless as a dove…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“Vanity Fair” & The False Prophet, or you can also read this much shorter article…January 31st (You Can’t Fix Hell!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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THE NARROW GATE STARS

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Winter Constellations in West

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This most amazing phenomenon is seen throughout the winter. Although it can be observed most of the winter, it is seen best when it is the western part of the sky, at winter’s end (The end of winter being the final scene of this heavenly Gospel story). Orion , the Dragon, and the Glorious White Horse are beginning to descend into the western horizon (sketch to right is Winter Constellations descending into western horizon. This can actually be seen as early as December, in the pre-dawn hours).

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And at this point it is apparent that the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation is veering toward the two bright stars, known as Castor and Pollux (sketch to below left). But the Wide Gate Stars are composed of the two brightest stars of the Auriga Constellation, known as the star, Capella, and the star, Menkalinan. The two stars, Castor and Pollux, make up the concept of the Orion’s Narrow Gate Stars.

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This can even be observed into June in the western sky (for a short time just after dark). While a dark night is best for seeing the Woman Constellation, the 4 stars which comprise the Narrow Gate/Wide Gate Stars can be seen even under mediocre conditions. It begins with the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation (AKA Ursa Major) going towards these two doors.

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The sketch to left shows, the two doors are each composed of two bright stars. The two bright stars that comprise the Narrow Gate are the two brightest stars of the Orion the Reaper’s sickle. The two stars that comprise the ‘Wide Gate’ Stars are the two brightest stars of the wave of water that comes out of the Dragon Constellation’s mouth (for explanation of “Wave of Water”, just click here). The stars that make up the ‘Narrow Gate’ are about half the width of the Wide Gate (see sketch to right).

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Revelation 12 Woman chooses Narrow Way

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(For more information on Orion’s sickle, just click here,“Orion The Reaper”.)

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Editor’s note: These sketches on this page are merely sketches. The stars are not in their exact place. However, they are close enough to find them in the night sky. But as with most stars, it takes persistence to finally locate them.

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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…

March 16 (Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan! Part 4: “How To Raise Up Little Hybrid ‘Shiglets!’”)

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