Daily Devotional, Year 3 – October 13 (It’s A Throw-away World, Part 2: “Mojo-Magic or Devilish Design…or Both?”) 

By admin On July 16th, 2017

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – October 13

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It’s A Throw-away World, Part 2: “Mojo-Magic or Devilish Design or Both?”

To read Part 1, click here…October 26th (It’s a throw-away world! Part 1)

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“And the Devil said unto Him (Jesus),

All this (the world’s) power will I give Thee,

and the glory of them (the kingdoms of this world):

for that is delivered unto me;

and to whomsoever I will I give it.”

Luke 4:6 

 

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Remember the expression, “His luck just finally ran out”? Or even a newer expression might now be, “He lost his mojo!”

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Well, we live in a world in which so many of us are teetering on the brink of some type of disaster!

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And these two above common sayings are often said about some “unfortunate” individual whose days of prosperity have come to a sudden halt for one reason or another.

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THEIR ’15 MINUTES OF FAME’ SUDDENLY ENDS 

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For example, just look at the entertainment industry in which a “star is born” seemingly each new day, while another star just seems to be falling into oblivion or obscurity!

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Or maybe some song-writing mega-star suddenly loses his or her inspiration, and can no longer compose another hit tune.

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Or the public tires of this or that band and simply moves on to the next up-and-coming musical act.

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Or a celebrated actor’s movies begin to flop at the box office.

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Or even in the sports world, a winning team just can’t seem to win anymore.

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Well, the popular phrase is: “They just seem to have lost their mojo!” (‘Mojo’ referring to some type of voodoo magic-charm.)

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A Star Is Born – Wikipedia – Fair-Use Rationale

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BLACK MAGIC? DEVILISH DESIGN? BOTH?

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And well, perhaps that’s not too far off from reality! Maybe there is indeed an unseen, “black magic” source to the success and to the inspiration which many enjoy in this fallen world.

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Well, once again, the people of the world seem to have a wisdom that ofttimes surpasses the wisdom found in the church-world, as Jesus said in Luke 16:8…“for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.”

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Yes, “the god of this world” has far more to do with life’s winners and losers than people might imagine, much less are willing to admit! 

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Devil Exorcism – Goya Painting – Public Domaion

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“THE SPIRIT THAT NOW WORKS…”

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After all, Satan is no innocent bystander, as many suppose.

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No, just the opposite! This relentless foe of Heaven doesn’t leave anything up to chance! He and his fellow soldiers are working around the clock, as it states in Ephesians 2:2…“Wherein in time past ye (true Believers) walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:”

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Here is a chilling concept, perhaps the most egregious truth in all of Scripture! To realize that the citizens of this world are indwelt by the spirit of Antichrist is totally unacceptable to most people!

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And yet, they instinctively understand that it is voodoo magic (mojo) which brings worldly success to so many inspired artists, to so many winning teams, and to so many successful business people! 

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

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“AND TO WHOMSOEVER I WILL, I (SATAN) GIVE IT (WORLDLY POWER & GLORY)”

Luke 4:6

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Of course, it’s not really magic that makes or breaks a persons seemingly good fortune. 

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But let’s not forget that Satan is “the god of this world”, and he is the “prince of the power of the air, that spirit which now works in the children of disobedience”!

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And as such, the people of this world (whether secularists or world-loving church-goers) are being worked by the indwelling spirit of Antichrist.

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Therefore, let’s be ” not ignorant of his (the Devil’s) devices”! (2nd Corinthians 2:11)

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And so, does anyone fall from his or her seemingly charmed life without the aid of “the god of this world”?

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Or, perhaps a more important question to ask is, “does anyone ever attain to a charmed life in this world WITHOUT the help of the ‘god of this world?'”

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Howard Hughes piloting Spruce Goose – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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ILLNESS & DEATH NOT NECESSARILY FROM SATAN

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Of course, there are certain catastrophic circumstances which cause people to fail in life, in which Satan may not be directly connected.

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Tragic circumstances such as illness and death are not necessarily the direct result of Satan’s attacks.

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On the other hand, the Bible often reveals that both mental and physical illness can be the product of Satan, such as Job’s physical illness and the death of his ten children.

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And the both Testaments present many accounts of demonically-induced so-called ‘mental illnesses’.

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Munch Det Syke Barn – 1896 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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GOD IS ULTIMATELY IN CONTROL

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And let’s not forget that in the true account of Job, the Bible ‘pulls back the curtain’, so to speak, to reveal that Satan can only do what God permits him to do.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bonnat02.jpg

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In other words, God allowed Satan to plague Job’s life, so that Job’s inward wickedness was eventually vanquished out of his heart forever!

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And in the happy ending to Job’s story, God graciously restored all that Job had lost: his children and his possessions were two-fold restored!

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And all those Christians who have suffered great loss in this life can rest confident that God can one day restore all that He takes away. 

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Job (oil on canvas) by Bonnat, Leon Joseph Florentin (1833-1922) – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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EARTH’S CURSES TURNED INTO HEAVENLY VICTORIES

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Well, maybe the Reader of this devotional knows from personal experience what the world refers to as “losing his or her mojo”. Maybe the Reader once “had it all” by the world’s standard, but eventually lost it all!

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And so, with this additional revelation of the true hellish source of one’s success or failure in this, the Devil’s world, it becomes even more imperative to reach out to the only true God and Savior: the only One who can turn our worldly failures into Heavenly victory!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Prayer – Wherefore He is able to save to the uttermost…” Hebrews 7:25

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“HE (GOD) HATH SMITTEN…& WILL BIND US UP”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NOMG01ThankGodForSatan.jpg

Hosea 6:1

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And truth-be-told, that’s why God mercifully allows the Devil to raise us up, only to slam us back down again, as Satan so often does!

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Because, if this world continued to forever enjoy peace and prosperity, then none of us would ever want to turn back to the One who bled and died on our behalf! 

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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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OUR HEAVENWARD SOJOURN

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And so, by turning our backs on this selfish world and beginning a heavenly sojourn out of this doomed planet, the Reader can begin to enjoy the heavenly “peace which surpasses all understanding”! Philippians 4:7

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And though we may be poor by the world’s standards, yet by Heaven’s estimation, we will be regarded as the richest souls in all the vast universe!

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

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, help me to fully understand these things…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… AUGUST 8 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 3: “Who Put The Bop In The Bop Shoo Bop?”) or you can also read…  May 2 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 2: The Price of Dust)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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FLOOD-WATERS OF SATAN CONSTELLATION

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“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman…And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads…And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” Revelation 12:1, 3, 15 

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ABOVE PICTURE: The Revelation 12 Dragon Constellation – Signs Of Heaven.org

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7 HEADS, 10 HORNS, & 7 CROWNS OF THE DRAGON

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“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” Rev. 12:3 

.Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

In Revelation, the Dragon of Revelation 12 is described as having seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. However, the Dragon Constellation up in the night sky does not. But God has faithfully created the wave of water, in such a way, as to illustrate this same concept of the seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. Because this wave of water is basically composed of ten stars. The main body of the wave has seven stars (#‘s, 1 thru 7). And the tip of the crest of the wave has the other three stars (#’s, 8, 9 & 10). So we have this 7 and 10 numbering. And this gives us a great clue, as to where in the Bible we should look, to find out the riddle as to just what or who do these 7 heads, 10 crowns, and 7 horns represent. Because, the Bible speaks very much about floods and waters as being associated with Satan (the Dragon).

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Floodwaters of the False Prophet: “Atheism & Psychology””

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TOMORROW…

October 14 (Sodom Rising, Part 18: “The Defeated Church & The Victorious Church!”

 

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Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

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