Daily Devotional, Year 3 – November 13 (Planet Earth, Devil’s Island, Part 10: “Blinding The Minds of Men”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – November 13

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Planet Earth, Devil’s Island, Part 10: “Blinding The Minds of Men”

To read Part 1, click here… March 13th (Planet Earth: Devil’s Island!)

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“But if our gospel be hid,

it is hid to them that are lost:

In whom the god of this world

hath blinded the minds of them which believe not,

lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ,

who is the image of God,

should shine unto them.”

2nd Corinthians 4:3, 4

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGThis above passage reveals a great over-arching truth concerning the world we live in: namely, that “the god of this world” has blinded the minds of earth’s inhabitants, so that they may not see the light of Heaven, nor the glory of Jesus.

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Yes, the god of this world works overtime to make sure this world’s inhabitants remain prisoners on this “Devil’s Island” prison planet.

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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

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PRISONERS OF OUR SELFISH DESIRES

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In one particular devotional in this little series (click here), it was put forth that Satan loves to bind the hearts of humans to our selfish desires, thereby keeping us willing slaves to this world by reason of our chains of selfishness.

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Yes, the “god of this world” fills his loyal subjects with the various “desires of the flesh and of the mind”, so much so that we become captives to our earthly lusts. (see 2nd Corinthians 4:4 & Ephesians 2:3)

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Gluttony – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Woman applying make-up – Wikimedia – Share-alike License 2.0

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“OF WHOM THE WAY OF TRUTH SHALL BE EVIL SPOKEN OF”

2nd Peter 2:2

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But the Devil is not content by this means alone, of turning us into slaves to our own lusts.

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No, but he also works tirelessly to cast dirt upon the Bible by any means possible.

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Whether he does so by raising up lawless fanatics who pretend to be Believers, but who eventually make a mockery of true faith.

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Or perhaps he raises up some cultist leader who leads a group of followers into a suicide pact.

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Or maybe he causes some television evangelist to fall into adultery, or into embezzlement of church donations, or some other public sin.

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Or he detours and side-tracks Christians into becoming social crusaders against the sins of society.

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Or he even has caused various denominations to embrace such doctrinal heresies as “Eternal Torment”, thus making God appear to be some merciless monster.

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Or he raises up some prosperity-driven gospel in which parishioners begin seeking after the pleasures and treasures and ambitious and proud pursuits of this cornucopian super-society.

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Or he raises up false prophets who recklessly predict the day and hour for the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Marshall_Applewhite.jpgreturn of Christ, only to be proven wrong when that date finally arrives.

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The end-result of all these devilish tactics is that Christianity gets a black eye, and abject mockers are further emboldened in their loud criticisms of God’s messengers!

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David Koresh – Wikipedia – Public Domain

Marshall Applewhite – Wikipedia – Fair-Use Rationale

Aimee Semple McPherson – Wikipedia – Public Domain

Christian groups protest – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Brooklyn Museum – The Rich Man In Hell – James Tissot – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

ABOVE PHOTO: church evangelist – Wikimedia – Public Domain

Marshall Applewhite – Wikipedia – Fair-Use Rationale

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“A WHISPERER SEPARATES CHIEF FRIENDS”

Proverbs 16:28

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Of course, Satan is called “the accuser of our brethren” in Revelation 12:10.

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And this silent voice has been whispering his accusations into any listening ear since the day that Eve listened to him accuse God!

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But the Christian needs to realize that this fallen planet is a world of lies!

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And it is a battle-zone for the souls of men.

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Christian and Apollyon – Pilgrim’s Progress – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY”

Proverbs 25:25

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Now, in spite of this very negative and discouraging report, there is some very Good News! God is still saving individuals.

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And as it says in 2nd Timothy…“if God peradventure will give them repentance to the http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NOMG01ThankGodForSatan.jpgacknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.” 2nd Timothy 2:25, 26

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Yes, it is only God who can open the blind eyes of any human. And it is only God who can free a soul from Satan’s prison-house of sin.

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And without the grace of God, it is impossible for mere humans to see through the thick fog of deception and lies which envelop this hopeless world of sin.

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March – Protest – Thank God For Satan – Wikimedia – GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or later version

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“AND PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER, THAT YE MAY BE HEALED”

James 5:16

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And so, because, “we are not ignorant of his devices” 2nd Corinthians 2:11, we must stand in God’s Most Holy Place as priests, offering up ceaseless prayers and heartfelt petitions on behalf of all those who have been, “taken captive by him (Satan) at his own will”. 2nd Timothy 2:26

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Pray-for-Our-Nation-sign – Wikimedia – Share-alike-lic.

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TO READ PART 11, CLICK HERE…November 14 (Planet Earth, Devil’s Island, Part 11: “Blinding The Minds of Atheists”) 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Open my eyes that I may truly understand the battle that rages all around us…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…November 23 (The Two Spirits In The World) or you can also read…November 11 (Noble Bereans, Part 30: “Re-Thinking Ellen White Concerning ‘Cults’”)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LOCATING THE DRAGON

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REVELATION 12 DRAGON IS NOT DRACO!

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First, let it be stated, that this Dragon Constellation is not the same constellation commonly referred to as “Draco” (photo to right is Draco).

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This Revelation 12 Dragon from Signs Of Heaven, has not been previously recognized. But you will discover that it is a very intricate and complex constellation, once you are comfortable locating it (picture below, right).

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Draco, (Picture right) Ursa Minor Wikipedia share-alike license

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 REVELATION 12 DRAGON  

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Revelation 12 Dragon w/text

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The star-charts below (below, right) are from Wikipedia and are combined into one chart to show these three constellations, which the editor has sketched over with these three constellations, as they appear when in the west. Hopefully, this will be an assist in locating these constellations in the night-sky.

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LOCATION…

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The Revelation 12 Dragon Constellation can be located by finding Orion in winter months.

 

Wikipedia star-charts winter constellation in West

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The Dragon is to Orion’s left, and the Dragon’s mouth is right next to Orion’s shield. This Dragon’s mouth is the V-like constellation The Hyades Cluster, which is also known as the head of Taurus the Bull. The Dragon’s tail-tip is Pleiades and the lower shaft of his tail is partly of Aries  and Pisces. Then with aid of a dark and starry night, you may begin to connect the mouth and the tail with a very long body in an oval shape. The front and back legs are made of a few stars: the front legs partially of stars from Taurus . The back legs and rear fin are made of 6 stars from the Cetus Constellation.

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BODY HARD TO SEE

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The long oval-shaped body has relatively few stars, but can been seen, howbeit with a dark, starry night. The four stars of the front fins are made partially of Taurus .

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…The Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation 

 

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TOMORROW

 

November 14 (Planet Earth, Devil’s Island, Part 11: “Blinding The Minds of Atheists”)

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