Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 16 (Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan! Part 4: “How To Raise Up Little Hybrid ‘Shiglets!'”)

By admin On May 7th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 16

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Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan! Part 4: “How To Raise Up Little Hybrid ‘Shiglets!'”

To read Part 1, click here… FEBRUARY 3 (Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan!)

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Have you ever seen a “Shiglet”?

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Oh you don’t even know what a Shiglet is?

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Well, simply put, a Shiglet is a hybrid creature, which is half baby sheep and half baby pig.

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Oh, you say that you don’t believe that any such hybrid creature even exists?

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Well, of course, you are partly correct! In the physical world, there is no such thing as a hybrid Shiglet.

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And yet, a Shiglet does indeed exist in the world of metaphors. In other words, a Shiglet is merely a parabolic concept, which is based on truths found in God’s Word.

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So, let’s just take a moment to explore this metaphorical concept according to what God’s Word says…

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A Shig or a Peep – geograph org – UK – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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SHEEP, DOGS, AND SWINE

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_shig_or_a_peep%5E_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1566879.jpgAnd as we all know, God often refers to His people as, “the sheep of His pasture”, Psalm 100:3. And so, this is a well-established Bible concept.

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But the concept of swine representing people is not so easily discerned in Scripture. And yet, God gives plenty of clues concerning just what swine represent… “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.” Proverbs 7:6

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So here above is seen that both dogs and swine are used as an analogy concerning church attendees who are yet in their unclean spiritual condition. For instance, in Psalm 22, a Messianic Psalm, the Lord Jesus complains…“For dogs have compassed Me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed Me: they pierced My hands and My feet.” Psalm 22:16

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So here is seen that God compares those who pierced the hands and feet of Jesus to dogs.

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Swine swimming in Bahamas Wikimedia Commons public domain

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SWINE: EATING OF THIS WORLD

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_shig_or_a_peep%5E_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1566879.jpgIn his book, Grace Abounding To The Chief Of Sinners, John Bunyan interpreted swine as referring to those in the Church who profess to have parted ways from the world, symbolized by the pig’s split hooves.

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But just as a swine eats whatever garbage it pleases, so too, many professing Christians likewise consume the filthiness, pollutions, and garbage of this world with little or no trouble!

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Yes, many professing Christians have no problem watching secular television shows which promote sex, violence, adultery, vulgarities, and atheism!

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These same professors have no problem maintaining secular friendships. Nor do they have trouble expending their time and energies seeking after the many pleasures and pursuits of the world! 

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These are what the Bible compares to swine.

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MIXED MARRIAGES AMONG GOD’S PEOPLE

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_shig_or_a_peep%5E_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1566879.jpgIn the two little companion books of Ezra and Nehemiah, some of the Jews who were just about to come out of Babylonian captivity, were found to have taken wives from the surrounding nations.

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And because of these mixed marriages, it was discovered that their children only spoke the languages of those surrounding pagan nations. And sad to say, their children could not speak the language of the Jews.

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Well this was a great sin against God and against His Word!

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Because, God had spent so much time and effort through the centuries to warn His people against mingling themselves with the surrounding pagan cultures.

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Children’s Street basketball during a church fair – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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COMING OUT OF THE WORLD, A MUST!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_shig_or_a_peep%5E_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1566879.jpgNow we have a similar situation today. God’s people have been taken captive in spiritual Babylon (the world and the worldly churches).

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And just like those Old Testament Jews who were called to come out of literal Babylon, so too, God is just now calling His people today, to “Come http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Flight_of_the_Prisoners.jpgout of her (Harlot Babylon), My people, lest ye partake of her sins, and receive of her plagues!” Revelation 18:4

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Now of course, we cannot come completely out of the world. But, as one Bible teacher put it, “We can come a good way out”, if we so-choose!

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But while we cannot come completely out of the world, we can come completely out of the fallen churches, which have been all but gobbled up by Babylon, the world!

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

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TRYING TO HAVE THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_shig_or_a_peep%5E_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1566879.jpgYou see, the reason why the churches are fallen is because they have attempted to have Heaven, while still hanging on to the world!

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And the Bible condemns all such presumption…

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Listen…“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” 1st John 2:15-17

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So here is seen that this present world-order is Antichrist in nature.

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And those church-goers who spend their time and energies seeking after the pleasures and ambitious pursuits of this, the Devil’s world, only prove to the world that they have NOT the love of the Father in them, but are merely world-loving professors.

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

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CANNOT SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF HEAVEN

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_shig_or_a_peep%5E_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1566879.jpgAnd the current situation in Christian homes is extremely similar to the situation in Ezra’s and Nehemiah’s day!

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Just as the children of those mixed marriages during Babylonian captivity could not speak the language of the Jews, so too, children in today’s churches, by and large, do not speak the language of Heaven! (see Nehemiah 13:23, 24) In other words, they do not speak the language of Salvation. Their lives are dedicated to worldly pleasures and pursuits!

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So why does this problem exist?

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Simple, far too many Christian parents have allowed their children to watch television, to form secular and quasi-Christian friendships, to freely mingle with the secular society, to attend public schools, and quasi-Christian academies.

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CAUSE OF CHILD’S APOSTASY: PARENTS LOVE THE WORLD

 

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_shig_or_a_peep%5E_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1566879.jpgBut the reason for this sad, sad condition of our young people, goes right back to the parents, in most instances.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Dream Maker of Babylon - Signs Of Heaven.org

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Yes, the root cause of this problem is, that far too many Christian parents have themselves become so involved in seeking after the pleasures and ambitious pursuits of the world, that they have allowed all this worldliness to rub off on their children, thus resulting in Shiglets: half worldly and half Christian. And a half Christian is no Christian at all!

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Listen…“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” James 4:4

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As this above verse reveals, there are many faithful church-going individuals who think they are signed-sealed-and-delivered-saints, but are actually God-hating pretenders! By their very own world-loving lifestyle, they reveal that their true love is for, “the god of this world”, Lucifer, the Devil, and Satan! And these deceived church-goers will pass along their world-loving ways to their children, turning them into little Shiglets: hybrid Christians, which are no Christians at all!

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RAISING LITTLE BABYLONIANS

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Now, this article is a companion article to the Daily Devotional, “Raising Up Good Little Babylonians!” (click here).

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And as today’s little devotional cannot go into detail about the influences which will result in hybrid Shiglet children, the Reader is encouraged to read that very important article, “Raising Up Good Little Babylonians!” (click here).

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MY RE-COMMITMENT TODAY

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Well, this is a really sad and tragic situation. But http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_shig_or_a_peep%5E_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1566879.jpgas the old saying goes, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life!” 

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If the Christian’s children are still young, and he or she has a Christian spouse, then there is still time to repent and try to undo the damage done!

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But for those who have failed with their children or grand-children, they still have time to repent of their worldliness and turn to the Lord with all their hearts!

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And by whole-heartedly consecrating their lives to God, and by unceasing prayer for their children, who knows if God might save their children in the end? It’s worth a try, isn’t it?

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Morning Prayers – Ebenezer Newman – Downard – 1860 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 5, GO HERE…May 4 (Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan! Part 5: “Secularism: From Such, Withdraw!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER

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Dear Lord, Help me to raise my children the best way possible! And help my spouse to also concerned with the eternal welfare of our children…

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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… February 16th (Joys of Parenthood!)” 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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THE SWINE: “LUST OF THE FLESH”

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“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” 1st John 2:16

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This article will introduce this third beast-like face, inscribed in the Moon: a swine. And it will be shown that the three beast-like faces in the Moon, represent the concept taught in the above verse concerning “the lust of the flesh…the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life”. 

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It has become apparent that the second face in the Moon, besides appearing as a wolf-like beast, also appears as a Swine. Let’s explore this concept, for a moment. First of all, when a person sees the second face up in the sky, it’s arguable whether or not it looks like a swine. But it must be conceded that the photos do indeed make it appear as if this character has a “sawed-off” snout like a swine. And of course, a swine is spoken of quite frequently in Scripture.

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“GRACE ABOUNDING TO THE CHIEF OF SINNERS”

by J. Bunyan

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John Bunyan, the author of the earth-shaking allegorical tale, “Pilgrim’s Progress”seems to have caught the essence of the meaning behind clean and unclean beasts. He saw why God made a distinction based on the feet as well as the diet of these beasts, as stated in the following Bible verse…

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Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth… Nevertheless… the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.” Leviticus 11:2,4,7 

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Why did God makes the feet and the diet of the beasts of the earth the criterion for this distinction between clean and unclean beasts? How odd!

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Engraving of Pilgrim: “Christian in Pilgrim’s Progress” wikipedia U.S. public domain.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Moon Into Blood: Addendum to 2nd Face: The Swine Eater

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TOMORROW…

March 17 (The Two Spirits In The World, Part 2: “You’ve Got To Serve Somebody!”)

 

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