Daily Devotional, Year 4 – April 3 (The Evil-Eyed Pharisee Scorner, Part 7: “God Is No Respecter of Persons!”)

By admin On January 26th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – April 3

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The Evil-Eyed Pharisee Scorner, Part 7: “God Is No Respecter of Persons!”

To read Part 1, click here…Today’s Devotional – November 3rd (The Evil-Eyed Pharisee Scorner!)

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“Judge not, that ye be not judged”

Matthew 7:1

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Why should it be such an unbelievable phenomenon that God has etched three faces in the Moon, representing the three factions within the church-world?

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After all, the Gospel is inscribed in every aspect of nature! From the tiniest atom, to the greatest galaxy, God has inscribed some aspect of the Gospel.

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Full moon over 96th St – by ed yourdon – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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“THE MOON INTO BLOOD”

Joel 2:31

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But the Moon is our object lesson for today. And each of its three faces were purposely inscribed by God to teach us about our own self.

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3rd Face in Moon-scavenger-www.signsofheaven.org

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“BEWARE OF DOGS, BEWARE OF EVIL WORKERS, BEWARE OF THE CONCISION!”

Philippians 3:2

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Take for instance the second face: the wolf, or perhaps a fox, or a dog.

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This wolf-like face with one eye-brow raised gives us a fitting portrait of a scornful, judgmental human.

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And it reminds us of the Old Testament sect, known as The Pharisees, or “Dogs…the Concision”. Philippians 3:2

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Yes, those Pharisees were a very judgmental group, who took pride that they were very moral and upright, and looked down upon others whom they supposed were not so morally upright.

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MANY PHARISEES TODAY! 

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Well, the fact is, the church-world today is filled with a vast throng of church attendees who fit into this category: being very self-righteous!

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As a matter of fact, morality is a great substitute for Salvation, because it masks the undone heart condition of all those who appear to be outwardly righteous, and yet have not become “born from above”.

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James Tissot – The Pharisee and Publican – Brooklyn Museum & Wikimedia – US Public Domain

 

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A WORLD OF INEQUALITIES!

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In this very proud world, there are many things which cause us to judge and scorn. And there are many people who just seem to be magnets for others to judge and scorn.

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And because we all innately possess pride in our hearts, looking down upon, and judging others comes to us about as natural as breathing!

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Quite often, we’re not even aware that we’re doing it!

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The Mockers by Illarion Michajlowitsch Prjanischnikow -Wikipedia – Public Domain

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Punk.jpg“But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise”

1st Corinthians 1:27

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We judge those who look funny or dress weird. We judge those who habitually make poor decisions in life. We judge the quirky mannerisms and odd behavior of old people. And we often judge those whom think are “lazy”, or dirty, or poor, or rich, or “nerds”, or “hip”, or in a cult, or in a world-loving gospel, or are “too religious”, or believe supposed false doctrines.

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kids – children – Mohawk haircut – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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GOD, NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS

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This entire world is full of inequities. And people tend to judge just about anything and anyone whom they see as being less than themselves in some way!

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But listen to what Peter had to say about God…“Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons…” Acts 10:34

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God values the soul of the poor drunken beggar just as much as the soul of the wealthy entrepreneur. He values the soul of the high-stepping politician just as much as He does the starving multitudes in third-world nations.

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Drunk Panhandler – Wikipedia – Public-Domain

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“JUDGES OF EVIL THOUGHTS?”

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Job_Rebuked_by_His_Friends_Butts_set.jpgListen to James speak about judging…“My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ…with respect of persons. For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment…and say unto him (the rich), Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there…Are ye not…become judges of (with) evil thoughts?  James 2:1-4 

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Well, none of us can say that we haven’t judged or even scorned somebody. And probably, most of us have done so, a multitude of times!

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Job rebuked by his friends – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

Fat People – Wikimedia – share-alike license

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY”

Proverbs 25:25

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The Good News is, that this is still the Day of Salvation!

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And God is giving us just enough time to repent of this horrible crime against Heaven.

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And God will sit as a purifier of our hearts, and remove all Pharisee pride, if we will cry out to Him for mercy.

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But just one tidbit of advice which will be a benefit for each of us: whenever we catch ourselves judging another individual, for Heaven’s sake, simply begin praying for God’s blessing on that dear soul, for whom Christ also died!

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One last verse for us to ponder…

“Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep:

let your laughter be turned to mourning,

and your joy to heaviness. 

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up. 

Speak not evil one of another, brethren.

He that speaketh evil of his brother,

and judgeth his brother,

speaketh evil of the law,

and judgeth the law:

but if thou judge the law,

thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. 

There is one Lawgiver,

who is able to save and to destroy:

who art thou that judgest another?”

James 4:9-11

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Drive out all my foolish proud judging! Purify my heart. Give me the mind of Christ, so that I too can become meek and lowly on heart…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Today’s Devotional – January 20th (3 Fingered Judgment-Day), or you can also read… “September 30th (How To Spot The Biggest Sinner!)”

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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“THE SCORNER (THE PHARISEE)”

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“For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, AN EVIL EYE, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.” Mark 7:18-23 

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Please tilt your head to the left. Do you see a man with a very long pointed nose. (Obviously, the sketch to the right is just an exaggeration in order to help you find the face in the photo to the left.)

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Do you see an angry look? His right eye-brow is raised as if he is judging.

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This second face in the Moon appears to be that of a combination of a man as well as a fox. Or maybe a wolf. Doesn’t he have a long narrow nose like a wolf or fox? Maybe even a dog. Nevertheless, the expression on his face, as he appears to look down upon the Earth, is that of scorn. Unlike the first Moon-man’s sad shock and awe; this ‘man/fox/wolf/dog’appears to be that of anger and scorn. As if he is disgusted at the sinful planet below.

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He is very moral, you see!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 2nd Face: The Evil-Eyed Pharisee Scorner”

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TOMORROW:

April 4 (A World of Lies, Part 15: “Rascals Then, and Rascals Still!”)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumphal_entry_into_Jerusalem#/media/File:Enrique_Simonet_-_Flevit_super_illam_-_1892.jpgTHE DESIRE OF AGES, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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This is a sampler of the audio book about the Gospel of Jesus Christ in His life and ministry.

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Chapter 49 – At the Feast of Tabernacles

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Jesus over Jerusalem – Enrique Simonet Flevit – 1892 – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This recording #143, is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s 90 minute nightly talk shows. This particular program aired in the last few years of his 50 year radio ministry, and includes caller’s questions regarding his teachings on “the end of the church age”…

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 

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