Daily Devotional, Year 3 – May 12 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 10: “Mass Insanity, Or Devilish Design (or Both)?”)

By admin On September 15th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – May 12

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The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 10: “Mass Insanity, Or Devilish Design (or Both)?”

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“Wherein in time past ye 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:”

Ephesians 2:2

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Back in the 1970’s, a certain saying was popularized…“The Devil made me do it! The Devil made me do it!”

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And this was merely mocking Christians, who were seemingly obsessed with pointing the finger at the Devil.

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Then they could all laugh and mock the notion that Satan is a very active and powerful force controlling the peoples of this world, by saying…“The Devil made me do it!”

 

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Flip Wilson – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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SATAN, “THE GOD OF THIS WORLD”

2nd Corinthians 4:4

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But the horrifying fact is, the Devil does indeed cause the vast percentage of the world’s inhabitants to do a great amount of things!

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After all, the above signature verse reveals a truth that practically nobody realizes or accepts! It is perhaps the most egregious truth in all of the Bible!

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And this above verse from Ephesians reveals that Satan is indeed… “the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:”

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And let’s face it! To admit that the entire world’s inhabitants are filled with this evil spirit is more than anybody is willing to accept, much less admit!

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

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PANDEMIC CRAZINESS!http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NOMG01ThankGodForSatan.jpg

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Perhaps, the greatest proof that an actual, literal Devil (Satan) exists, is the pandemic insanity which is currently causing the craziest world-wide movements.

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From world-wide terrorism, to a world-wide Sodomy explosion, to the former “Reformation nations” now bowing down to pagan religion, to allowing men to use the women’s restrooms, just to mention a few, it seems to many people, that the world is going crazy!

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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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But the question to be answered is, “How could these things be happening on such a grand scale, all at the same time?”

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TRAIL OF DESTRUCTIONhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paradise_Lost_3.jpg

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No, we cannot normally see Satan nor his evil angels. But we can indeed see the trail of destruction that follows in his wake.

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And the current waves of evil which are now overtaking the world are clear evidence that a literal personality known as Lucifer, or Satan, or the Devil truly is responsible for the tidal waves of evil now sweeping across the nations.

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Gustave Dore – Paradise Lost illustration – Lucifer becomes Satan – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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MASS INSANITY

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Take, for instance, this movement to open up public restrooms to both sexes. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Unisex_pictogram.jpgSuch a radical transformation makes absolutely no common sense!

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And yet there is a huge segment of society which is wanting this craziness to happen!

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And to make matters worse, it is the very nations which once enthusiastically embraced the Christian Reformation, who are now leading the charge down into the bottomless abyss of destruction!

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Unisex bathroom pictogram – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN?

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And what makes this decision even more unthinkable, is that many of those who would like to see this abomination come to pass, have little children and grandchildren!

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Why, even the lowly creatures of the animal kingdom seem to be more protective of their young, than many of us so-called “intelligent” humans!

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Mother & Baby Ducklings – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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LUCIFER, “THE GOD OF THIS WORLD!”

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The point is, much of this current pandemic societal metamorphosis is so insane, that only such madness could happen by the finger of “the god of this world”, the Devil! (see 2nd Corinthians 4:4).

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In other words, mere humans could never collectively cause such a grand-scale shift in morality and ideology by their own power!

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No, this has to be the efforts of that unseen Antichrist spirit now working in (the hearts) of the “children of disobedience”! (Ephesians 2:2)

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

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MADNESS IN OUR HEARTS

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Oh yes, the Bible reveals concerning the human race…“also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.” Ecclesiastes 9:3

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As this above verse reveals, madness exists in the hearts of humanity.

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THE SPIRIT OF MADNESS

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And yet, we must realize that it is only because the spirit of Antichrist is now working in the children of men, as is written…“Wherein in time past ye 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:” Ephesians 2:2

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Yes, it is that satanic Antichrist spirit that now works in the hearts of mankind on an individual basis. And where the spirit of Satan is, there exists madness.

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And this same madness is what causes these current-day paradigm shifts that make no earthly sense!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Battle for the heart – www.signsofheaven.org

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A NEW LEVEL OF INSANITY!

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Well, this is but one example of how “the god of this world” is causing such unthinkable paradigm shifts, that would have been laughed off as “impossible”, just a few short years ago!

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Well, no one is laughing now!

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GOOD NEWS: “A PACE OF REFUGE!”

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Well, is there any Good News to be gleaned in this seemingly hopeless world?

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Is there any way of escape from this pandemic madness which is now sweeping through our land like a giant tsunami?

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Yes, there is a, “place of refuge, and…a covert from (this approaching) storm!” Isaiah 4:6

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“HIDE…FOR A LITTLE MOMENT”

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As a matter of fact, the Bible counsels us to…“Come, My people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity…” Isaiah 26:20, 21

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Here is revealed a hiding place from the approaching storm.

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GOD IS OUR CHAMBERS!

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But where are these chambers? Because I don’t have any chambers!

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Well, the chambers spoken of here are also spoken in Psalms 27:5, 6 and also in Psalms 32:7…“For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a rock. And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me…Thou art my hiding place; Thou shalt preserve me from trouble; Thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.” Selah.

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Here we have some wonderful promises, for all those who are willing to forsake this present world, and live the rest of our life in grateful, loving service to Christ!

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Johann Heinrich Füssli – Woman Sitting, Curled up Google Art Project US public domain

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And just what does that service consist of?

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

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“PURIFY YOUR HEARTS, YE DOUBLE-MINDED!”

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Listen to 1st John 2:28 & 3:3…“And now, little children, abide in Him; that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming…And every man that hath this hope in Him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.”

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Here is the secret hiding place where we may abide in the coming tempest.

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The purification of our heart!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“THOU ART MY HIDING PLACE; THOU SHALL PRESERVE ME FROM TROUBLE…WITH SONGS OF DELIVERANCE”

Psalm 32:7

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To cooperate with God’s chastening process, that we may be transformed into His likeness!

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To hide His great and precious promises in our heart.

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To faithfully endure the purifying trials which God lovingly allows to come into our lives.

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To contemplate His Word and engage in unceasing prayers, throughout our day.

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To shun every ungodly influence and time-wasting pursuit which Satan uses to corrupt us and divert us.

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To allow our light of purity and warm, agape love to shine brightly before the onlooking world! 

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These are the duties which all those seeking to hide themselves in God’s secret pavilion, will perform each day. 

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However pressing his duties STM2-c James Lee Frazer always finds time to read a few chapters from his Bible each day. I – NARA – 520675 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 11, GO HERE…May 27 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 11: “Enhancing The Pleasures of Sin”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be wise as a serpent regarding this very deceptive world. Let me not be ignorant of Satan’s devices, nor of his power over this world… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… November 23 (The Two Spirits In The World) or you can also read this shorter article…March 13th (Planet Earth: Devil’s Island!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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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.” Revelation 12:3 

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Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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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.

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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.

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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… Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction

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TOMORROW…

May 13 (Planet Earth, Devil’s Island, Part 7: “Planet Earth: Experiment In Selfishness”)

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