Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 27 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 42: “Babylon Outa My Heart!”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 27

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Come Out of Her, My People! Part 42: “Babylon Outa My Heart!”

To read Part 1, click here… “May 12th (Come Out of Her, My People?)”

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“…when He shall appear, we shall be like Him;

for we shall see Him as He is.

And every man that hath this hope in Him

purifieth himself, even as He is pure.”

1st John 3:2, 3

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CITY OF CONFUSIONhttp://www.creationism.org/images/DoreBibleIllus/aGen1106Dore_TheConfusionOfTongues.jpg

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Babylon was given its name during the building of that infamous Tower of Babylon, because God confused their speech…

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Listen… “Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.” Genesis 11:9 

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by G. Dore’ – The Confusion Of Tongues in Babylon – from www.creationism.org-public domain

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COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE

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And so, the name, Babylon, actually means, “City of Confusion”.

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But God is now commanding His people to, “Come out of her, My people!”

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But how could God be calling His people out of a city which was destroyed long ago?

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Well, obviously, there must be a Babylon which exists in these last days. And God is commanding us to come out of that Babylon!

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

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BABYLON, THE WORLD!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:New_york_times_square-terabass.jpg

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Yes, this world (including the worldly-minded churches) is the modern-day Babylon!

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(For more complete explanation, read the “Come Out of Her, My People” series)

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So, let’s just explore these things to find out how we might escape from our own present-day Babylonian captivity…

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New york times-square – terabass – Wikipedia – Share-alike-license

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“PURIFY YOUR HEARTS YE DOUBLE-MINDED!”

James 4:8

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Have you ever heard the expression, “Before you can take a man out of the slums, you musthttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HOUSING_AND_BACK_PORCHES_IN_THE_INNER_CITY_OF_UPTOWN_CHICAGO,_ILLINOIS,_A_NEIGHBORHOOD_OF_POOR_WHITE_SOUTHERNERS._THE..._-_NARA_-_555951.jpg first take the slums out of the man”?

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There have been various attempts to help the poor over the years, by constructing “project housing”, in which these poor were moved out of the slums, and into nice new accommodations!

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But to the dismay of the government, it was not long until those project housings began to resemble the very slums that those people were taken away from!

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UPTOWN CHICAGO ILLINOIS – A NEIGHBORHOOD OF POOR WHITE SOUTHERNERS. – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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PURGE OUT THE OLD LEAVEN”

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So what went wrong?https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Time_course_of_magnetic_attraction_of_yeast_-_journal.pbio.1001274.g001.png

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The problem was that even though they successfully removed those people out of the slums, yet they failed to remove the slums out of those people’s hearts!

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Listen to Paul’s exhortation…“Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump,” 1st Corinthians 5:6, 7

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This above verse reveals the concept that the heart can be infected by worldly ideas, which must be purged out.

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Time course of magnetic attraction of yeast – journal – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license

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“SEARCH ME O GOD, AND KNOW MY HEART”

Psalm 139:23

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

Now there have been many who have left the fallen churches, but also there are many others who have yet to vacate them, to take their stand with God’s faithful Remnant.

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But it should not be assumed that merely leaving the apostate churches will accomplish all that God desires from His people.

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PICTURE – Constellation – Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains – Mark 13:14 – This is not a star-chart, but merely a concept picture

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BABYLON, A HEART CONDITION!

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You see, living in Babylon is as much a condition of the heart as it is one’s physical location!

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Even more so!

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In other words, Babylon must also be removed from the heart and mind, for one to truly come out of her!

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GAMBLING

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For example, God has not explicitly condemned gambling. And yet, the Bible lays down basic http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rio_poker_room.jpgprinciples, which when followed will result in the Christian shunning that vice…

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Listen…“Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.” Proverbs 13:11

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And those who are indwelt by God’s Spirit will embrace all such similar principles as this above verse, and as a result want nothing to do with anything that resembles gambling.

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Gambling – Poker Room – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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Yes, God doesn’t always spell out every last activity that He hates. But the Bible lays out various principles which should guide every truth-seeking member of God’s house.

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

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THE MUSIC OF HEAVEN, OR EARTH?http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DavidtheShepherdBoy.jpg

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For another example, take the music culture we now live in. There is a wide variety of musical styles in which a person might choose from, to listen to.

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And the Bible does not come right out and explicitly condemn one type, and approve of another.

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But rather, the Bible instead lays down various principles which should become our guide in choosing which kind of music we should lhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:No_Angels_-_ESC_2008.jpgisten to…

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For instance, listen to this eternal principle…“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” Hebrews 13:8

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This above verse reveals the timelessness of Heaven’s ways. Yes, Heaven is not a place of trendiness, fashion, and whimsical change.

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David the Shepherd Boy – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

Singers – No Angels Concert – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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“PURE, PEACEABLE, GENTLE”

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Here’s another revealing passage…“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle…” James 3:17

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This above verse reveals that purity, peace, and gentleness are among the primary qualities of Heaven.

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Cross of Jesus Christ – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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“EARTHY, SENSUAL, DEVILISH”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:8_musicians_motion_blur_experimental_digital_photography_by_Rick_Doble.jpg

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This next verse reveals what Heaven hates…“This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.”James 3:15

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Here above is revealed that sensuality and earthiness is devilish.

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And so, by shunning sensuality and earthiness, and instead, embracing timelessness, purity, gentleness, and peacefulness, etc., the Christian can more readily discern what kind of music that Heaven loves.

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8 musicians motion blur experimental digital photography by Rick Doble. – Wikimedia – C.C. GNU License

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THE INDWELLING HOLY SPIRIThttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_021224-N-9867P-023_Sailors_and_Marines_sing_Christmas_carols.jpg

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And let’s face it! When a Believer is indwelt by the Holy Spirit, there will be the same holy desires within that Christian!

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And so, as a result, Christians which are truly indwelt by God’s Holy Spirit, will naturally shun the trendy, fickle and earthy ways of the world, and instead gravitate toward the timeless, pure, holy, and loving ways of Heaven.

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Sailors and Marines sing Christmas carols – Wikimedia – Public-domain

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“I AM THE WAY”

John 14:6mark on forhead

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Well, these are just a few examples of how the Believer is to come out of Babylon in his or her heart and mind.

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And more than this, we have an even further safe-guard, which guides and protects us from the Devil’s deceptions: Jesus Christ.

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He is, “the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”

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And so, He is to be our heavenly role-model, in all matters of the heart!

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TO READ PART 43, GO HERE…April 28 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 43: “Jesus Doeth All Things Well!”

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THE READER IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO LISTEN TO THIS 25 MINUTE AUDIO BIBLE STUDY FROM JEREMIAH 7 AND HOW IT RELATES TO THE END OF THE CHURCH AGE. HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO IS THE BIBLE TEACHER IN THIS STUDY #155…

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be obedient to Thy Word, and stop doing things according to the faithless ways of this world-in-rebellion…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Fleeing to the Mountains, Part 3: The Abomination in My Heart or you can also read…”May 26th (My Ways Are Not Your Ways!)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FLOODWATERS of SATAN

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The Wave Constellation is primarily comprised of the Auriga Constellation plus one star from Taurus, plus one more star. The Winter Constellations are depicted in this below sketch to the right,winter four constellations and shows this constellation group as they are seen in early winter, as they rise in the eastern skies. The Woman is in the north. The Dragon and Orion are farther south from the Woman.

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WINTER CONSTELLATIONS-SEEN IN FALL: This sketch to the right is how this constellation group appears in the eastern sky in fall. This is the four primary constellations of the Winter Constellations. They can be seen in this position, in the late fall above the eastern horizon. The Woman of Revelation 12 is commonly called Ursa Major or The Big Dipper and appears in the north. Orion the Soldier is the at the bottom is to the south of the Woman. The The Dragon of Revelation Constellation’s mouth isThe Hyades Cluster, and the tip of his tail is Pleiades, and his Wave of Water is primarily the Auriga constellation. The Glorious Horse Constellation  head is of Perseus Constellation and his rear end is Cassiopeia Constellation.

(Editor’s note: It is impossible to make this chart accurate, and visually correct, because the dome effect of the sky makes these constellations look different than they appear when placed on flat paper.)

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READ MORE…

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

 

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TOMORROW

March 28 (Flee To The Mountains, Part 16: “How To Be Like John the Baptist: Flee From The Wrath To Come!”)

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO STUDY IN JEREMIAH 

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YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.

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