Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 9 (Why Doesn’t My Christianity Work? Part 3: “Television”

By admin On April 29th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 9

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Why Doesn’t My Christianity Work? Part 3: “Television”

This is a continuation of the January 10th devotional… Why Doesn’t My Christianity Work? Part 1

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Are you asking yourself the question, “Why doesn’t my Christianity work? Why can’t I study my Bible more? Why is my prayer-life so anemic?”

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Do you sit in church each week and smile, pay tithes, and bless, and sing, and pray, all the while knowing that your Christianity just isn’t working?

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Does your pastor constantly reassure his flock that you are all on the road to Heaven, and you try to hang on to that reassurance, only to be overwhelmed with doubts?

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Well, you are not alone!

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Probably most other church-goers, these days, are wondering the very same thing!

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Church Audience hands – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“WHAT FELLOWSHIP HATH RIGHTEOUSNESS WITH UNRIGHTEOUSNESS?”

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One very important truth which is not being emphasized in today’s Christianity is found in 2ndhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg Corinthians…“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?…Wherefore come out from among them, 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 6:14, 17, 18 (To read the entire passage, go here)

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If there is one ignored passage in Scripture this is it!

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And yet, this passage contains a promise (and an implied curse) which is probably more responsible for shipwrecking Christians, than any other passage in the Bible!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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WARNINGS FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION!

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Yes, God has warned Christians many times in Scripture, that it is necessary to keep separatehttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_100326-N-4774B-066_Chaplain_Lt._Jason_Gregory_reads_bible_verses_on_the_weather_deck_aboard_the_guided-missile_cruiser_USS_Bunker_Hill_(CG_52).jpg from having fellowship with unbelievers.

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And God has gone even further by promising… “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord…and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you…”

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And so, with such a promise as this, how is it that we Christians insist on having fellowship with unbelievers?

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After all, what could be more wonderful than having God be a father to us?

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

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BUT I DON’T FELLOWSHIP WITH UNBELIEVERS!

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Now at this point, many might stand up and object by saying…“Well, I don’t have fellowship with unbelievers!”

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But have we considered that by watching television, are we not having fellowship with unbelievers?

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And by listening to secular radio, or by reading secular books and magazines are we not having fellowship with unbelievers?

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Oh yes, with these devices, we can only have a one-sided communication, merely listening to what they say, not able to answer back.

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Nevertheless we are indeed having communion with them, soaking in what they are telling us!

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Family watching television, c. 1958 wikipedia public domain

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“BE NOT DECEIVED!”

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

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Do not be deceived, O man of God, O woman of God, O child of God!

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As this passage warns, there are those who will attempt to deceive our hearts concerning these things!

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Many Church-goers will say…“Oh, I just watch the good programs!”

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Be not deceived, O Christian! It’s all corrupt!

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“QUENCH NOT THE SPIRIT!”

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Just listen to this next passage…“Quench not the Spirit!” 1st Thessalonians 5:19

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The modern-day media are specifically designed to fill our hearts with the common chatter of the world.

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Yes, even the so-called “harmless” shows are filled with less-than-holy talk: commonness, criticizing others, jesting, silliness & foolish talk, unbelief, vulgarities, naughtiness, aggressiveness, competitiveness, judging-the-hearts-of-others, revenge, flattery, pride, anger, and every other sinful trait fill up the air-waves on an hourly basis!

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Thus, by soaking in these corrupt qualities, the fire of God’s Spirit is quenched (extinguished) from the hearts of those who allow such sinful communication to enter their heart!

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“CHRISTIAN” TELEVISION

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And as far as so-called, “Christian” TV, it is needless to go into any length of discussion about today’s apostate condition of the Christian community!

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Sufficed to say, Christian television is leading the Hell-bound charge in the furthering of that apostasy of the church-world!

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WHY IS MY CHRISTIANITY IS NOT WORKING?

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And so, dear Christian, if you find that your relationship with the Lord is rather anemic, or even non-existent, you might want to consider your daily communication with unbelievers via the various media devices now available: such as television, radio, Internet, and even the various forms of written literature!

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TV shows we used to watch – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

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GOOD NEWS! MERCY-GATE STILL AJAR!

.The Strait Gate is the Narrow Way and the broad way is the Wide Gate

The Good News is, that there is still time to repent of these things!

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How wonderful that God has left the door of mercy ajar, that we might enter in!

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But let’s not tarry! Let’s enter in that Narrow Gate!

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And be assured that your secular television, radio, magazines, etc., will not fit through that Narrow Gate!

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But our Bibles will absolutely fit!

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ABOVE PICTURE – The Narrow Gate & Wide Gate – Late winter – www.signsofheaven.org- you may use with credit

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TO READ PART 4, GO HERE…July 1 (Why Doesn’t My Christianity Work? Part 4: “Forgiving Others”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the understanding, conviction, and strength to eliminate television and secular radio, etc., out of my life…

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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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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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WINTER CONSTELLATIONS

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foursome late winter 8/29/11

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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 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.

Revelation 12 Woman & Orion's Gate & Wide Gate.

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 below left).

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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 10 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 11: “Our Idols Fall Away!”)

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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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YOU CAN ALSO GO TO www.familyradio.org TO LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD MORE OF THESE JEREMIAH STUDIES.

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This is Jeremiah study #68, presented by the late Harold Camping of Family Radio…

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

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