Daily Devotional, Year 3 – April 12 (Revelation 18:2: A Cage of Every Unclean & Hateful Bird! Part 7: “Parrots & Bible Prophecy!” CONTINUED)

By admin On July 1st, 2016

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – April 12

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Revelation 18:2: A Cage of Every Unclean & Hateful Bird! Part 7: “Parrots & Bible Prophecy!”  CONTINUED

To read Part 1, go here…January 15 (Revelation 18:2: “A Cage of Every Unclean & Hateful Bird!”)

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“And he (the mighty angel) cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” Revelation 18:2

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Bat – Wikipedia- Creative Commons 2.5

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CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY’S DEVOTIONAL 

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“ADD THOU NOT UNTO HIS WORDS!”

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sunconurepuzzle.jpgBut the fact is, the God-given name for Christ’s Return is, “The Coming of the Lord” (1st Thessalonians 4:15).

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This totally biblical name cannot be improved upon, nor should anyone attempt to do so!

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And anyone who does continue to ignore God’s warning to “add thou not unto His Words” (Proverbs 30:6), insisting on a name which which God has not named, may just be in for a big surprise when standing before the Judge of the universe in the coming days!

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“STRONG DELUSION”

2nd Thessalonians 2:8

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The great heresy and deception in all this is that Satan desires that Christians to believe in two distinct and separate Comings of the Lord.

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That way, he can mislead them into believing that they don’t have to prepare for the battle, but can continue to enjoy many of the selfish pleasures and ambitious pursuits of this hedonistic and opulent society.

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Christians do not understand that Revelation has been unfolding ever since the day it was penned by the Apostle, John…“And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this Book: for the time is at hand.” Revelation 22:10

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This and four other similar Revelation statements are given as a warning that Revelation is for NOW and not just for the end of time.

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Oh yes, there is going to be a grand finale at the end, make no mistake! And the Church is not going to miss out on that grand finale!  (see also: Rev. 1:1 Rev. 1:3 Rev. 1:19 and Rev. 22:6).

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“YE HAVE LIVED IN PLEASURE ON THE EARTH!”

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“Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter” James 5:5

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The way events are unfolding in today’s world, it is amazing that Christians are still thinking that they will be whisked away prior to the grand finale! Already, Satan is beginning to marshal his forces against God’s people.

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And yet at this present fearful hour, God’s people are still drinking from the broken cisterns of this world with great gusto: television, radio, ungodly Internet sites, dramas, comedies, clubs, parties, games, sports, social gatherings, needlessly expensive pleasure vehicles and homes, energy-sapping-proud-careers, and a host of other world-loving pursuits have all but crowded out the preparation necessary to stand in the evil day! (see Ephesians 6:10-18)

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Well, why should they prepare!? After all, they’re going to miss out on the great and terrible Day of the Lord! They’ve all been Raptured away! Or so they have been told.

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“PROVE ALL THINGS…HOLD FAST THAT WHICH IS GOOD!”

1st Thessalonians 5:21

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But let’s get back to the subject of Bible prophecy and these last days.

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Now of course, there is nothing wrong with reading one another’s books, as long as that author is reliable. Nor is there anything wrong with listening to one another’s CD’s, as long as they are faithful to Scripture.

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The problem comes in when the general populace in Christendom put their confidence in these theologians merely because the vast majority are all in agreement concerning Bible prophecy.

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And that’s the current-day dilemma!

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“MANY FALSE PROPHETS…SHALL DECEIVE MANY!”

Matthew 24:11

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Let’s not forget the true historical account of Elijah and the 450 prophets of Baal (plus the 400 prophets of the groves).

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It was those 850 prophets who agreed with one another, standing against one lone prophet of the Lord!

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And yet, which side had their theology correct? The 850? No, it was the one lone prophet, Elijah, who stood against them. It was Elijah whose theology was correct!

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And yet, those 850 false prophets were in complete agreement with one another! And the general populace had been erroneously following the incorrect teachings of those 850 false teachers!

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Elijah and the two altars -1st Kings 18-38 – www.thebiblerevival.com – Public Domain

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A WARNING FROM ISAIAH

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Doesn’t this remind us of Isaiah 3:12…“As for My people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O My people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths”?

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Doesn’t this above verse remind us of the current situation in today’s church-world?

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Women pastors, and sensual worship services designed to cater to the carnal appetites, fashions, and whims of the young people in the church!

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“MY PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED FOR A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE”

Hosea 4:6

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But listen again to the even more frightening part of this above verse…“O My people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths”

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This above verse warns that the church leaders who lead astray God’s people are the most frightening aspect of this above Bible prophecy from Isaiah 3:12!

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In other words, by these great multitudes of today’s church-goers placing their trust in the vast majority of church leaders, it has a frightening resemblance to the situation back in Elijah’s day!

 

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THE GOOD NEWS!

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Well, the Good News is, that God is now calling His faithful remnant out from among this horrible situation…“And I heard another Voice from Heaven, saying, Come out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Flight_of_the_Prisoners.jpgof her (Babylon, the harlot church), My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

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Yes, God is now calling all those who hear His Voice, and respond to this call and this warning!

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And just like those who responded to the call from Elijah, so too, there will be many who respond to this above call from Heaven!

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DO YOUR OWN HOMEWORK!

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So, let’s stop relying on our religious leaders to tell us what to believe, and begin studying with intention of discovering truth for our own selves.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg

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And maybe it would be wise to begin by studying those who biblically refute this “Pre-Tribulation” theory, to hear the opposing viewpoint.

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Perhaps, like those “noble Bereans” in Acts 17, we can study with an open mind and not with a prejudiced eye and not with a biased mind-set!

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And hopefully, by prayerfully and carefully examining both sides of the issue, truth can finally be arrived at, instead of merely parroting what others tell us!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to come out of this Babylon of confusion, and worship Thee 100%…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… March 1st (A Designer Jesus!), or you can also read this article…JULY 23 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 13: The Evangelical Cult!), or this next article… Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“And there appeared a great wonder (sign) in heaven; a woman

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And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness” 

Revelation 12:1, 14

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ABOVE PICTURE: Winter – Revelation 12 Woman with Eagle Wings (aka Ursa Major, including The Big Dipper)

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FROM WHERE & TO WHERE DOES SHE FLEE?

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WOMAN ROTATES THROUGH THE SEASONS…

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This page is about the Big Dipper, also called the Great Bear constellation (Ursa Major ). However, the ancient pagan cultures did not see this constellation as God intended it to be seen. It is actually a headless woman in childbirth.  This is seen in springtime. It is seen in the northern skies. 

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But as the seasons progress, this travailing woman flips upside down, now appearing as a woman with upraised arms like eagle wings who is running (eventually flying, as shown in sketch on right) into the wilderness (westward). The single star representing her birth-child (Christ) now becomes her head (“Christ is the head of the church.” Ephesians 5:23

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The 7 Stars (Big Dipper) is easy to see with its very bright 7 stars. But the Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) must be seen on a dark starry night, away from city lights. 

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These are star charts from Wikipedia, with sketches of the Woman added.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)

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TOMORROW…

 

April 13 (Free-will? What Free-will? Part 5: “Salvation By Good Works”) 

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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