Daily Devotional, Year 3 – October 1 (The Two Women of Scripture, Part 2: “A Harlot’s Forehead”)

By admin On June 1st, 2017

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – October 1

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The Two Women of Scripture, Part 2: “A Harlot’s Forehead”

To read Part 1, click here… November 24th (The Two Women of Scripture)

 

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have been withholden,

and there hath been no latter rain;

and thou hadst a whore’s forehead,

thou refusedst to be ashamed.”

Jeremiah 3:3

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ABOVE PICTURE: The harlot city, Babylon, the apostate church-world – Burgkmair – 1523 AD – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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This above verse presents a spiritual concept that clearly delineates the boundary line between the church-faithful and the church-apostate.

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Yes, God’s Church is a divided house, because of these two groups.

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And so, just a few minutes should be devoted to establishing this boundary line between the true and false brethren.

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Francken Hieronymus the Younger – Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins – c 1616 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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“I HAVE DONE NO WICKEDNESS!”

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Listen to this next verse from the Wise Man…“Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.” Proverbs 30:20

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Here is the very same basic concept that was presented in the previous verse (concerning “a whore’s forehead.”) In other words, the apostate portion of the Church has no remorse over their love for this present selfish world…“I have done no wickedness!”

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Oh yes, they maintain a certain degree of morality but have no desire to become crucified with Christ. After all, to die-to-self with Christ would bring an end to all their worldly pursuits and earthy pleasures!

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“YE CANNOT SERVE GOD AND MAMMON!”

Matthew 6:24 & Luke 6:13

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And let’s face it, there are many selfish pleasures and ambitious pursuits which the Christian world has deemed, “acceptable”.

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And so, in most local congregations, these “acceptable” worldly desires are taken for granted as being “fair game” for the parishioners to pursue.

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Such pursuits as social clubs, nicer cars, nicer homes, more motorized “toys”, television, secular radio, novels, hobbies, sports, prestigious careers and a host of similar worldly indulgences.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Unfunny Judgment Day Cartoon – companys-coming – revised

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“EARTHLY, SENSUAL, DEVILISH”

James 3:15

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And beside these individual pursuits, the churches and denominations have compromised today’s worship services with stylish and sensual music, comedians in the pulpit, laughing and joking and common talk in the sanctuary, sensual dress, church-traditions (and false doctrines) and other similar common behavior.

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In other words, individually and collectively, this is the essence of the prosperity-driven gospel now embraced all through the churches and denominations. And it is found in both liberal and conservative churches alike!

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“THE ABJECTS GATHERED THEMSELVES TOGETHER AGAINST ME”

Psalm 35:15

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And of course, those few in the Church who are calling for a return to holiness are mostly regarded as fanatics and oddballs.

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Yes, in contrast to the harlot churches, God’s true worshipers are very distraught over their sins.

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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LIKE MOURNING DOVES

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But listen to Ezekiel 7:16…“But they that escape of them (the apostate churches) shall escape, and shall be on the (spiritual) mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.”  (Paranthetical comments by website editor)

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Here in Ezekiel 7:16 is a poetic, allegorical picture of God’s people as they separate themselves from the great apostasy which has left the churches and denominations desolate.

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These faithful ones are fully aware of how unchristlike they are! They fully understand how they too have lusted after the gods of this world, just like their fellow apostate parishioners have done.

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But unlike the adulterous portion of the Church, these faithful ones fall to their knees (spiritually) and tearfully plead for the Lord’s great mercy and forgiveness. They loathe themselves for their sins and beg for christlike renewal and restoration!

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Girl Praying – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE!”

Revelation 18:4

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Well, this is just one more reason to come out of the harlot “City of Confusion”, Babylon (the apostate church-world).

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And the Good News is that God has provided abundant spiritual bread and waters of grace, “upon every high (spiritual) mountain and upon every high (spiritual) hill…in the day when the towers (churches) fall” (Isaiah 30:25) (Parenthetical comments by website editor)

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And those who do finally escape to the “mountain of His holiness” will be filled with Christ’s righteousness that they have been hoping and praying for, for such a long, long time!

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

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TODAY’S PRAYER… 

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“Dear Lord, Help me to become meek and honest-hearted, so that I readily acknowledge my sins…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… August 16th (Mystery Babylon, The Harlot Church!) or you can also read… October 22nd (Pleiades: Harlot & Angel)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“THE SCORNER (THE PHARISEE)”

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Listen to the following revelation concerning the evil which exists within the hearts of men…For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, AN EVIL EYE, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.” Mark 7:18-23 

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Please tilt your head to the left. Do you see a man with a very long pointed nose. (Obviously, the sketch to the right is just an exaggeration in order to help you find the face in the photo to the left.)

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Do you see an angry look? His right eye-brow is raised as if he is judging.

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This second face in the Moon appears to be that of a combination of a man as well as a fox. Or maybe a wolf. Doesn’t he have a long narrow nose like a wolf or fox? Maybe even a dog. Nevertheless, the expression on his face, as he appears to look down upon the Earth, is that of scorn. Unlike the  first Moon-man’s sad shock and awe; this ‘man/fox/wolf/dog’ appears to be that of anger and scorn. As if he is disgusted at the sinful planet below.

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He is very moral, you see!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 2nd Face: The Evil-Eyed Pharisee Scorner

 

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TOMORROW…

October 2 (The Great Babylonian Dream-Machine! Part 5: “How Did We Get Taken Captive?” )

 

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Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

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