Daily Devotional, Year 3 – October 2 (The Great Babylonian Dream-Machine! Part 5: “How Did We Get Taken Captive?” )

By admin On June 2nd, 2017

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – October 2

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

To read part 1, go here…May 6 (The Great Babylonian Dream-Machine!)

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“our fathers would not obey…

and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt…

and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.”

Acts 7:39, 43 

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Most Christians have no idea that they have been taken captive in Babylon.

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Quite the contrary, they’ve been told that today’s Babylon might be Dubai or Iraq or some other literal city.

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Dubai Marina 2013 – Wikipedia – Creative Commons License

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“LOVE NOT THE WORLD…”

1st John 2:15

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And so, they go to church on Sabbath. They then return home to begin a new week. They go to work each new day. They come home to their waiting family. The children likewise attend school each weekday. At night, they might all watch TV, or perhaps play on their computers. And when the weekend comes, they all may attend some sporting event or some form of recreation or just mow the lawn, or do some other mundane chores. And then once again, the Sabbath rolls around, and it’s time to return to church.

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Family watching television – c. 1958 – Wikipedia – public domain

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So just how can this be Babylon?

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Question Marks – At a loss – svg – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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“AND THE WHOLE WORLD LIETH IN WICKEDNESS”

1st John 5:19

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Oh sure, it’s an evil world out there.

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And it’s a world full of lost souls.

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No doubt about it!

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And whenever the opportunity arises, a witness for Jesus is presented to some lost soul out there: in the supermarket, on the street, or at some event, etc..

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Shoppers in Toronto – Wikimedia – share-alike license

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And so, living such an orderly and moral life, how can I possibly be a captive of Babylon?

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Question Marks – At a loss – svg – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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“WITH THEIR MOUTH THEY SHOW MUCH LOVE…”

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Well, maybe it would be a good idea to observe what caused the downfall of God’s Old Testament people.

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Listen… “for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness…for every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.” Ezekiel 33:31 & Jeremiah 8:10

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Here is the crux of the problem which caused Old Testament Israel to fall: they lusted after the things of the world, and God finally gave them what they lusted after…Babylon!

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La Bible, Notre-Dame – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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“COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM AND BE YE SEPARATE!”

2nd Corinthians 6:17

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Now here’s one more verse. This one concerns separation from unbelievers…“But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be goads in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell. Moreover it shall come to pass, that I shall do unto you, as I thought to do unto them.” Numbers 33:55, 56

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These three above passages from Ezekiel, Jeremiah, and Numbers, really encapsulate the fundamental problem that eventually caused Old Testament Israel to be taken captive in Babylon: coveting the things of the world and refusing to separate from unbelievers.

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Gideon and His Three Hundred (Bible Card) www.thebiblerevival.org – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“ALL THESE THINGS HAPPENED TO THEM FOR EXAMPLES” FOR US TODAY!

1st Corinthians 10:11

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Now let’s move forward to New Testament spiritual Israel.

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Unfortunately, these same three passages apply today to the Church, as much or even more so than for Old Testament Israel!

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Yes. for the most part, God’s professed people today are, 1. given over to covetousness, and 2. have not separated themselves from ungodly influences (as far as possible).

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And though God sent the northern armies to literally carry away God’s people to actual Babylon, God has now allowed spiritual Babylon to rise up all around us, taking God’s people today, captive in a spiritual sense.

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“HAVING THEIR CONSCIENCE SEARED WITH A HOT IRON”

1st Timothy 4:2

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Now to mention just a few ways in which we’ve been taken captive.

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First, the vast majority of Christian children attend public schooling in which they are daily indoctrinated into atheistic philosophies and other heathen behaviors of the world.

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Instead of studying the Bible and learning the history of the Church through the past 2,000 years, Christian children learn the ways of the world, and a secularized version of history, completely void of the plight of God’s people through the centuries.

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Headsets – France in XXI Century School – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“OH MY PEOPLE, THEY WHICH LEAD THEE, CAUSE THEE TO ERR…”

Isaiah 3:12

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And then, the Church has not properly warned its parishioners of the dangers of watching television and other “evil communications”. (see 1st Corinthians 15:33)

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And instead of separating from unbelievers, today’s churches actually encourage worldly relationships! (see 2nd Corinthians 6:14-18)

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ABOVE PICTURE: Dream Maker of Babylon – Signs Of Heaven.org

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“SUPPOSING THAT GAIN IS GODLINESS: FROM SUCH WITHDRAW THYSELF!”

1st Timothy 6:5

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And sadly, too many Christian men and women have sought after proud, ambitious, time-consuming, energy-sapping careers that pay enough money to afford plenty of the pleasures and treasures of this selfish world, while sending the “crumbs which fall off their tables” to get out the Gospel into all the world.

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And if they had really been on fire to get the Gospel out into all the world, the inhabitants of the world would have fallen ere-long before this! (see Isaiah 26:18)

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

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“AND EVERY MAN…PURIFIETH HIMSELF…”

1st John 3:3

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In contrast to the sad and apostate condition of today’s church-world, the early Church was wholly given to 1. getting out the Gospel, and 2. the transforming of the soul into the image of Christ.

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And there was no attempt to have Jesus while still seeking after the pleasures and treasures of the world, as is commonly done today. They were 100% dedicated to the Gospel! The entire family!

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“COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE!”

Revelation 18:4

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Well, this devotional is too short to present a full litany of the abominations which has caused God’s Spirit to finally vacate today’s churches and denominations, and allowed them to become gobbled up and assimilated by this Babylon world.

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There’s just not enough time to list the various wrong doctrines now being taught, nor of the compromised worldly worship services, etc…

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But today’s devotional has presented just a few of the basic reasons why God is now calling His people out of the Babylonish churches, warning them to flee to the “mountain of His holiness”. Psalm 48:1

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

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“AND THESE (BEREANS) WERE MORE NOBLE…AND SEARCHED THE WORD DAILY, WHETHER THOSE THINGS WERE SO.”

Acts 17:11

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Yes, in His great love and mercy, God has given us our fill of this cornucopian world.

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But the time has come when each and every man, woman, and child is now being called to come search this matter out carefully and prayerfully, that they might make a wise and intelligent and informed decision to join this end-time exodus, out of Babylon.

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And while we can indeed come completely out of the fallen churches and denominations, nevertheless, we cannot come completely out of the world as yet.

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But we can come a good way out if we so-choose!

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May the Lord graciously grant the Reader great wisdom and knowledge concerning all this! 

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 6, CLICK HERE…December 9th (The Great Babylonian Dream Machine, Part 6: “What’s The Most Evil Thing On TV?”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the ability to study out all these things so that I can be fully persuaded… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… ““Vanity Fair” & The False Prophet”, or you can also read this shorter article…“March 8th (This Vanity Fair Dream-Machine)”

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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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THE DRAGON of REVELATION 12 CONSTELLATION . The Dragon Constellation can be located by finding Orion in winter months. 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 the very same constellation that comprises the head of Taurus the Bull. In other words, Hyades is also known as the head of Taurus the Bull. And Hyades is the mouth of this Dragon.

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The tip of the Dragon’s tail is composed of that star-cluster known as The Pleiades. The Pleiades is actually in the shape of a lion’s furry tassel tip of his tail. The sketch below shows this Pleiades as the tail tip.

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Revelation 12 Dragon w/text

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Now with aid of a dark starry night, you may begin to connect this mouth and the tail with a very long body in an oval shape. The front and back legs are very well-defined with stars. The front legs are made partially of Taurus. The back legs and rear fin are made of the Cetus Constellation. But 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. This Dragon constellation appears in the eastern horizon about mid-summer in the pre-dawn hours, spewing his flood-waters northward toward the Woman of Revelation 12 (Woman in Travail). The Wave of Water is primarily composed of the Constellation Auriga. The are two more less bright stars which are closest to the Dragon’s mouth. These two dimmer stars are also part of this Wave of Water.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction”

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TOMORROW…

October 3 (Noble Bereans, Part 18: “Re-thinking Harold Camping Regarding The Sun Standing Still”)

 

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