Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 18 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 5: “Satan’s Army of Mockers!”)

By admin On May 8th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 18

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The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 5: “Satan’s Army of Mockers!”

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Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me:

fight against them that fight against me…

With hypocritical mockers in feasts,

they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

Lord, how long wilt Thou look on?

rescue my soul from their destructions,

my darling (my soul) from the lions.”

Psalm 35:1, 16, 17

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WAR IN HEAVEN

 

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As Revelation 12 reveals, “there was (and is) war in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,” Revelation 12:7

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Yes, we live in a world which has become a spiritual battlefield between the armies of Heaven and the armies of Hell.

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But the weapons of this spiritual war are quite often merely the words of men, as Satan uses them to destroy the efficacy of the Gospel and weaken the Church of God.

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MOCKERS AGAINST JESUS

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Yes, the war between Heaven and Hell is largely a war of words!https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WLA_lacma_The_Mocking_of_Christ.jpg

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For instance, when Jesus hung there on the Cross, He was assaulted by many onlookers, as today’s signature passage reveals, from Psalm 35…“fight against them that fight against me…With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.”

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Even the people of the world understand just what a powerful weapon that mockery can be.

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Yes, if you want to decimate your enemies, there is nothing like mockery to do the job!

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Mocking of Jesus Christ – 1617 – Gerrit van Honthorst – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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SOLDIERS FOR SATAN!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Laughing_Fool.jpg

And today, Satan has a large company of mockers who make fun of Heaven and the Church.

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Just look at some of the shows on television which are dedicated to mockery. Of course, these mockers are now called comedians. And they direct their mockery at many various subjects, including Christianity.

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But make no mistake! These professional jesters are merely soldiers in Satan’s army, indwelt and inspired by the, “Prince of the Power of the Air”! (see Ephesians 2:2)

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Laughing Fool – possibly Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen – circa 1500 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paradise_Lost_3.jpgEMPOWERED BY SATAN

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And if one could pull back the spiritual curtains, it would be discovered that evil angels are the true unseen power and inspiration of these comedians, supplying them with a daily barrage of verbal bullets.

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Now this special company of mockers and jesters is nothing new!

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No, they have been a special force in Satan’s army for a very long time!

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Gustave Dore – Paradise Lost illustration – Lucifer becomes Satan – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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NOAH MOCKED

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Yes, Satan has used mockery for many long centuries!

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For instance, just imagine how many of these mockers were around back in the days before the Great Flood, laughing and mocking Noah as he constructed the ark!

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And obviously, those critics must have been successful since only eight souls boarded that Ark and were saved from destruction from the flood, even though the invitation went out to any and every human in that day!

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The Great Flood – G. Dore – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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THE GOOD NEWS!

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Now amidst these continuing bad reports of this world’s terminal condition, there still exists some very Good News!

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Yes, God is still calling all those who are ready and willing to make an Exodus out of this Babylon world!

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And the door of mercy is still ajar, waiting for the last group of ex-patriots of this condemned planet to come aboard the Ark of Salvation, which is about to leave this planet en-route to the Celestial City of God!

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SAME MOCKERY TODAY!

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But as Christians construct their own spiritual Ark, preparing their hearts to become pure and holy vessels for the service of Heaven, Satan has his army of mockers, and critics, and counterfeit Christian fanatics, to cast dirt upon Christianity, thus nullifying whatever good that Christians accomplish!

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

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NOT TO GET DISCOURAGED!

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anger_during_a_protest_by_David_Shankbone.jpg

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But God is encouraging His faithful remnant to keep going in spite of the continual barrage of verbal assaults designed to mock and discourage them from finishing the work!

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Yes, Satan has his mockers and scorners both in the world and also in the worldly churches.

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And he supplies this vast army with with an arsenal of stinging rebukes and jests designed to turn away any curious onlooker from joining the ranks of these modern-day-Noahs who are getting ready to depart from this doomed planet!

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Anger during a protest – by David Shankbone – Wikimedia – Share-alike-License

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TO READ PART 6, GO HERE…(The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 6: “A Demon-Possessed World!?”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be wise as a serpent regarding this very deceptive world. Let me not be ignorant of Satan’s devices, nor of his power over this world… 

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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 shorter article… “March 25th (Lucifer’s Music Solo)” 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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7 HEADS, 10 HORNS, & 7 CROWNS OF THE DRAGON

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“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” Revelation 12:3 

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In Revelation, the Dragon of Revelation 12 is described as having seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. However, the Dragon Constellation up in the night sky does not.

Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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But God has faithfully created the wave of water, in such a way, as to illustrate this same concept of the seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. Because this wave of water is basically composed of ten stars.

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The main body of the wave has seven stars (#‘s, 1 thru 7). And the tip of the crest of the wave has the other three stars (#’s, 8, 9 & 10). So we have this 7 and 10 numbering. And this gives us a great clue, as to where in the Bible we should look, to find out the riddle as to just what or who do these 7 heads, 10 crowns, and 7 horns represent. Because, the Bible speaks very much about floods and waters as being associated with Satan (the Dragon).

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READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction

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TOMORROW…

March 19 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 6: “The Futility of Political Change!”)

 

 

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