Daily Devotional, Year 3 – May 16 (We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood! Part 3, “Political Correctness: Satan’s Righteousness!”)

By admin On September 21st, 2016

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“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 3: May 16

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We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood! Part 3, “Political Correctness: Satan’s Righteousness!”

To read part 1, go here…JANUARY 15 (We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood!)

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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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This above verse from Ephesians 2:2 is perhaps one of the most incredible, and yet despised verses in the Bible!

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Yes, this verse is a stinging condemnation of the entire world, because it reveals just what power is working in the inhabitants of the world!

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The “Prince of the Power of the Air”!

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Obviously this is speaking of that wily old serpent, the Devil and Satan!

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He is that spirit now working in the children of disobedience, wherever they are found, both in the world as well as in the apostate church-world!

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

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POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

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There is a phenomenon in today’s society which has become known as “political correctness”, in which the dominant powers in society have decided which societal and political issues are worthy of jealous protection and exaltation.

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In other words, there are certain various groups in society which enjoy the promotion and protection from the dominant political power groups.

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HIGH-TECH INDOCTRINATION

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Now, in our high-tech society, political correctness is often promoted on those high-tech devices.

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Even little children’s television shows are often created to groom them into political correctness in its various forms.

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Political correctness is truly a dominant force controlling much of the thought and ideologies of the western societies.

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HEAVILY PROTECTED

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And so, those ideologies and people groups which enjoy promotion and protection, seem to have immunity to just about any person or just about any group which attempts to “step on the toes” of one of those protected entities in any way!

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Anger during a protest – by David Shankbone – Wikimedia – Share-alike-License

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WARRING FACTIONS

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And because our societies have become very divided over the past decades, one of the divided political groups seems to be in control of these politically correct societal “sacred cows”.https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dem-commies_vs_nazi-republicans.svg

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On the other hand the opposing political party is always annoyed and even bitter against their political rival, which seems to establish just what is and what isn’t politically correct.

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And so, this phenomenon called “political correctness” seems to almost have a power and life of its own. It seems to be larger and stronger than any and all opposition.

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Democrat & Republican Symbols – Wikimedia – GNU Free Doc. License 1.2 or any later version

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AN UNSEEN POWER SOURCE

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But what must be remembered is that this world is ruled over by unseen https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianandapollyon.jpgprincipalities and powers.

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Listen…“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12

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Here is a very incredible verse which reveals just what is the true power source which opposes God’s people.

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It is the unseen principalities and powers which are pulling the strings that orchestrate the events and movements of any and every society on the face of the earth!

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Christian and Apollyon – Pilgrim’s Progress – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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SATAN: “THE GOD OF THIS WORLD!”

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Oh yes, God is ultimately in control of things both here and throughout the entire universe!

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And yet, for a time, God has given this world over to be ruled by Lucifer, who is called, “the god of this world” 2nd Corinthians 4: 4.

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This is a planet in rebellion against the government of Heaven. And Lucifer, now given the title of Satan, is that, “spirit that now works in the children of disobedience”. Ephesians 2:2

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Satan now rules over the nations, to a great extent.

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Oh yes, his will is subservient to God’s ultimate will.

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But in these last hours of earth’s history, the Lord is giving Satan quite a bit of power and authority over this world.

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

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SATAN AND HIS LOYAL CITIZENS

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Ultimately, it is Satan’s primary purpose to oppose God and His people.

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And so, whatever Satan and his loyal citizens do, is specifically directed against Christ and His followers.

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And political correctness is no exception. Political correctness has its guns pointed at God’s people, whether overtly or covertly!

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And in the past few years, a number of conflicts have arisen between politically correct protected groups, and Christians.

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Anti-Christian Protest movement – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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A FORM OF GODLINESS

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Now political correctness has a “form of godliness” about it, which makes it extremely deceptive, especially to those who are not knowledgeable abhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paradise_Lost_3.jpgout the Bible.

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But the Bible warns us that Satan comes as, “an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness” 2nd Corinthians 11:14, 15

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Therefore, we shouldn’t be surprised that this fallen, sinful kingdom of evil has thin veneer of supposed goodness, including this current phenomenon known as “political correctness”.

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

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GOOD CAUSES

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And let’s face it! Who can argue against protecting the environment?

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Or who would ever approve of bullying in schools?

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Or who can argue against wanting to treat all ethnic and social groups with equal respect?

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Bully Free Zone Creative-Commons Generic License Wikimedia

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SATAN’S WEAPONRY AGAINST CHRISTIANITY

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But the problem comes in when society attempts to force Christians to violate the Law of God concerning some politically correct issue, we know that Satan is lurking somewhere nearby in the shadows, orchestrating such oppression!

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And Satan has carefully chosen certain issues in which he can force Christians to choose between obeying either the law of God, or the laws of Man.

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A GROWING PROBLEM

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Well, this phenomenon of “politically correct” oppression seems to be a growing phenomenon.

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And only time will tell just how severe it will finally become for Christians.

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Or not!

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Global Warning – Christ Coming by Julian Osley – Wikimedia – Share Alike License

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TO READ PART 4, GO HERE…August 5 (We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood! Part 4: “Satan’s Army: The World!”)

 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me spiritual insight, that I might see the true battle! Help me put on my heavenly armor, that I might be a properly fitted soldier in the Lord’s army…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “How To Be Hidden in the Day of Wrath”, or you can also read… “March 28th (Taking Back This Nation For God!)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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SIGN IN HEAVEN

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Well, If you look up and lift up your head, you just might see a wonderful sign, which God spoke about in Revelation 12. It is a constellation of a woman. The ancients only saw it as a great bear. It is commonly known as Ursa Major . It is also known as the 7 Stars (aka, The Big Dipper), but with the addition of various other stars.

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But with the eye of faith, it actually appears as the Revelation 12 Woman. You see, God has placed in the heavens, the symbol of His bride, the Church-Faithful.

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Listen… “And there appeared a great wonder (sign) in heaven; a woman…And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered…And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place… from the face of the serpent. Revelation 12:1, 2, 14.

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TRAVAILING IN SUMMER, FLEEING IN WINTER

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In the summer night-sky, Just as this passage says, she appears as the woman-in-travail. But in the winter, she flips upside-down, to appear as the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12, just as this passage states. But whether this Virtuous Woman is in labor pains, or fleeing to the mountains, she is the heavenly icon of God’s bride, His Church.

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And now we need to explore how this fleeing woman in the heavens relates to us, the Church. Just like this fleeing woman, we too, need to flee from the wrath to come. But how do we flee? And where do we flee to? Well just read this article and you will find out exactly what the Bible has to say about all this.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)”

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TOMORROW…

May 17 (Television and The Image That Speaks, Part 4: “Television, The Irresistible Image-Maker”) 

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

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