Daily Devotional, Year 3 – November 15 (Sodom Rising, Part 20: “The Evangelizing of Sodom!”)

By admin On November 19th, 2017

 

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – November 15

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Sodom Rising, Part 20: “The Evangelizing of Sodom!”

To read part 1 of this article, click here… “August 22nd (Sodom Rising!)”

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It is not a very pleasant task to criticize others, whose sins are no greater than anyone else’s sins.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Book_of_Revelation_Chapter_9-1_%28Bible_Illustrations_by_Sweet_Media%29.jpgBut it must be done, especially since we have now entered into “the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.” 2nd Peter 3:7

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And much to the contrary of it being the least bit pleasant to criticize the sins of others, of this fearful day it was prophesied by Isaiah…“For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low…And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. And the idols He shall utterly abolish.” Isaiah 2:12, 17, 18

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Yes, the Day of the Lord, which this now is, will not be a day that any human instrument will be exalted (certainly not this website’s editor!)

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The Lord alone will be exalted in this fearful Day!

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“BE NOT MANY MASTERS (TEACHERS)”

James 3:1

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And so, the accusing finger of God will be pointing at each and every one of us!  You can be sure of that!

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And so, not only is it a detestable ministry for anyone to be given, but also a very fearful commission, even as it is written…“My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. For in many things we offend all.” James 3:1, 2

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Therefore, if anyone is thinking about becoming a preacher of righteousness, that person had better have lived a spotless life!

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And no doubt, the ultimate recompense in store for the party responsible for this “Signs Of Heaven” ministry will most likely remove anyone else’s desire to be trumpeting the sins of others! 

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SATAN, A GREAT EVANGELIST!

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Nevertheless, this devotional concerns Satan’s ability to do his own evangelism.

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And whether it be one of the so-called “cults” in their door-to-door evangelism, or the gay community’s efforts to win over new converts, “the god of this world” SEEMS to be doing an even better job of it than God!

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Well of course, we haven’t seen the end-results of God’s evangelistic efforts, so the word “seems” in the last sentence is a very important key word!

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Witnessing Casaemcasa wikipedia share-alike license by Steelman

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WELL-DRESSED, WELL-SCRUBBED, WELL-MANNERED AND KNOCKING ON YOUR DOOR!

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Nevertheless, Christians could learn from these other groups in how to effectively evangelize the world.

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First, notice how these other groups seem to be spotlessly well-scrubbed, well-dressed, and well-mannered. This is no accident! Satan is a master at bringing in new converts when it is to his advantage to do so!

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And the Christian community could learn a lesson or two from these wayward groups!

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“THE MEN OF…SODOM…COMPASSED THE HOUSE…AND THEY PRESSED SORE UPON…LOT”

Genesis 9:4, 9

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But unfortunately, Satan is not content to simply, “put his best foot forward”, as http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Figures_The_Sodomites_are_smitten_with_blindness.jpgthe old saying goes. No, just as he caused the men of Sodom to force themselves on Lot’s Heaven-sent Guests, so too, he is beginning to force himself on God’s people today!

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And Satan is now using society, and government, and pressure groups, all in a concerted effort to force these lifestyles on all others.

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And probably the reader is already familiar with some or most of the heavy-handed tactics currently being employed by Satan, to force their lifestyle on society.

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Whether it be Hollywood, or government, or even individuals, Satan is waging a very successful campaign to convert Christians and non-Christians alike, into acceptance of these forbidden lifestyles!

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The Sodomites are smitten with blindness – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

Gay Parade – Wikimedia – GNU Free Documentation License

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“GOD IS FAITHFUL, WHO WILL NOT SUFFER YOU TO BE TEMPTED ABOVE THAT YE ARE ABLE TO BEAR…BUT WILL…MAKE A WAY TO ESCAPE”

1st Corinthians 10:13

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Innocent_baby_laughing.jpgAnd because he has convinced them that they cannot possibly be delivered from their so-called “inbred condition”, Satan has all but closed off any hope for these unfortunate individuals.

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He convinces them that their case is hopeless!

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“You were born that way”, he tells them, “Just learn to live with it!”

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Innocent baby laughing (photo not connected in any way with this story – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic. 2.0

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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Well the Good News is, that with Christ, all things are indeed possible! (see Matthew 19:26, Mark 9:23, Mark 10:27, and Mark 14:36)

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Especially since the sin of Sodom is just that: a sin!

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They weren’t born that way! Oh yes, every sin has been with each member of the human race from their birth (see Psalm 58:3)!

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But sin is not in their genes, as they are often told it is. Otherwise, it would be useless to evangelize potential, “new converts”, as they are enthusiastically now doing!

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And so, those who are given to the sin of Sodom know deep down that their so-called “inherent condition” is just a great big lie from the Father of Lies, Satan! It’s just another sin of mankind!

 

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“THIS IS THE VICTORY THAT OVERCOMES THE WORLD, EVEN OUR FAITH!”

1st John 5:4

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Oh yes, without Christ it is impossible for them to overcome.

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And yet, the Bible promises that…“I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the Word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.” 1st John 2:13, 14

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Here is just another “great and precious promise” which every one of us sinners can claim.

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But of course we must be Born Again in order to claim this promise! And yet, all who are willing to let go of this present evil world and begin the upward sojourn to the Celestial City of God can be assured of becoming Born Again and of achieving total victory over sin, and over Satan, and over the World!

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Oh yes, Satan tempts all sinners. But the further up that we travel on that Highway to Heaven, the less will be his ability to cause trouble for us!

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Praise the Lord for that!!! 

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Flickr – Pathway – trials and errors – Wikimedia – The Roads to Heaven and Hell, religious tract, ca. 1896 share-alike lic.

Upward Pathway – by böhringer friedrich for – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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THE READER IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO LISTEN TO THIS MOST AMAZING PERSONAL TESTIMONY BY A MAN, DAVID ARTHUR, WHO WAS DRAMATICALLY DELIVERED FROM HOMOSEXUALITY AS A MALE PROSTITUTE WITH FULL-BLOWN AIDS, TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN EVANGELIST…

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TO READ PART 21, CLICK HERE…November 24 (Sodom Rising, Part 21: “Woe To You Who Offend These Little Ones!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be wise as a serpent concerning the power and influence of the modern-day Bible teachers. Spare me and my loved ones from all the lies and deceit now prevailing in the current-day church-world…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…May 15 (The World’s Most Powerful Weapon), or you can also read…  October 14 (Sodom Rising, Part 18: “The Defeated Church & The Victorious Church!”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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ORION GETS THE VICTORY

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Now if you will stay up all night, you will see that the tables turn very dramatically for our three warriors.

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This is because, as night progresses, and this constellation group moves to the west, God has designed this threesome to now be in the opposite circumstance. Now it is Orion and his Horse who are atop the Dragon. Now Orion is about to cut off the Dragon’s head with his two-edged sword, while the Horse is stomping on his tail. And of course, there needs to be no explanation, because this picture tells the whole story. Jesus wins in the end! God’s people are victorious at last! No wonder the Bible calls this story…“The Good News”!

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ABOVE STAR CHART: Wikipedia star-charts – winter constellation in West with Orion –

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Orion Phenomenon”

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TOMORROW…

November 16 (Jeremiah & the Smooth Prophets, Part 6: “Why All the Negativity?”)

 

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Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

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