Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 14 (Keeping 1 Day Holy, Part 7: “The Dumbing Down of Society”)

By admin On January 15th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 14

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Keeping 1 Day Holy, Part 7: “The Dumbing Down of Society”

To read Part 1, just click here… “June 3rd (Keeping 1 Day Holy!)”

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Have you heard about such paganistic celebrations as, “The Burning Man Festival”?

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For about a week, thousands of young and old alike congregate together in the desert of Nevada to hold a very energetic convocation dedicated to, well, uh, dedicated to nothing.

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Burning Man – 2013 -Chapel – Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

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ANARCHY CELEBRATED

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Oh yes, a microcosmic communal mini-society is constructed out there, governed by supposed anarchy, but made possible by the voluntary self-imposed civilized behavior by the attendees.

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But on the last day of this great fest, a giant statue of a man is set on fire, symbolizing the pagan human sacrifices once performed by the more primitive cultures of centuries past.

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THE DUMBING DOWN OF SOCIETY

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svgBut why should this mock pagan celebration have any relevance and significance to our modern-day culture?

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Well, if you haven’t noticed, it seems as if our present-day society is being “dumbed down” in a number of areas of life.

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

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SATAN’S ORIGINAL PLAN

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It almost makes us wonder if this phenomenon was why there were primitive cultures which once roamed the earth. After all, God originally created mankind to be noble and very mentally and morally elevated. And yet, history records that many cultures have been scarcely more civilized than the beasts of the earth.

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Well, we have to acknowledge that “the god of this world”, Lucifer, now called Satan, is a great deceiver and a master manipulator of mankind. And he is the one who has raised up that entire false science of evolution which is based on the assumption that mankind has been evolving and advancing through the ages.

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And so, as we look at history, we see all those cartoonish pictures of hairy, animal-skin attired cavemen, with hunched-backs, long arms and wooden clubs in which to catch their prey.

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Orionurania wikipedia public domain

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MANY SPOKES IN THAT WHEELhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burning_Man_2013_Photo_chapel,_The_wedding_party!_(9660390094).jpg

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So what happened? If mankind was created by God to be so intelligent, noble, and morally upright, why did they devolve into little more than mere animals?

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Well, just look at this current paganistic movement now occurring in our society. And The Burning Man Festival is just one spoke in the giant multi-spoke wheel of this modern-day devolutionary movement.

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Burning Man – 2013 -Chapel – Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

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DUMBING DOWN OF SCHOOLS

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2017_Berkeley_protests.jpgFor example, one major university has just announced that it is eliminating such classes as history, philosophy, and other courses dealing with higher thought to make room for more career-based courses. Other universities are no longer requiring history majors to take American history classes.

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Still other universities no longer tolerate freedom of speech.

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But this is just another spoke of the wheel.

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Berkeley protests – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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CRUDE MUSIC?

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tupac_graffiti_Rio_de_janeiro.jpgAnother element in this paganistic downward spiral is the music industry. The great Renaissance (reawakening) movement in centuries past bringing higher learning and elevated music to society has now been replaced by very crude and repetitious music featuring lyrics dealing mostly with the baser human functions.

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And look at television. The great literary works of yesteryear have mostly been replaced by shows which capitalize on murder, revenge, lust, greed, hate, and other animalistic behaviors.

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Tupacgraffiti – Rio de janeiro – Wikipedia – Creative Commons 2.0 License

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RULE OF LAW DEAD?

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And lawmakers and governments are now beginning to ignore the rule of law, replacing it with mob rule.

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Anti-Christian rally in Chicago – Wikimedia

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ROGUE RELIGIONS

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Rogue religions are moving in and taking over the great societies which once lovingly and enthusiastically embraced the Christian Reformation.

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ISIL – Execution of man – September 2014 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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BACK TO THE STONE-AGE?

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Punk.jpgWell, the list could go on and on. But it seems as if Satan, for his own purposes is now causing a reversal in mankind’s development leading us back into the so-called stone-age.

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Oh yes, there are still many highly civilized institutions such as the medical industry.

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But just look around! More and more we are witnessing a return to face and body piercings with rings, tattoos and other markings. It’s a sign of the times. A return to paganistic behavior.

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY”

Proverbs 25:25

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So what’s the Good News in all this?http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marines_at_Prayer_by_Alex_Raymond.jpg

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Well, for one thing, this departure from everything heavenly makes the delineation between the world and the Church just that much more distinctive and easily discernible.

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And those who have some love of truth still in them will stop look around and consider just how far mankind has devolved from things good, and wholesome, and upright, and noble. And perhaps they will return to the Lord in hopes of finding deliverance from this societal decay. 

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And having that Salvation, they can begin to elevate their thoughts with the heavenly wisdom only found in God’s Word, the Bible.

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 Marines at Prayer by Alex Raymond – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Please help me to understand how Satan is bringing humanity down into moral and spiritual declension. And take me out of this insanity, and fill me with the good things of Heaven…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… January 11 (Keeping 1 Day Holy, Part 6: “The Dumbing Down of Christianity”) or you can read this article…AUGUST 8 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 3: “Who Put The Bop In The Bop Shoo Bop?”)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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THE HOLY GHOST RIDER CONSTELLATION

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This newest Signs Of Heaven Constellation (Fall, 2013) is by far the faintest of constellations, but is a very incredible and awesome one in a number of ways (which this article will explain).

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Holy-Ghost-Rider in the Western night-sky

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It is primarily comprised of the Camelopardalis Constellation (head and upper back), plus about 5 stars from the Cassiopeia Constellation (his leg), plus some random stars. It appears as an outline of a rider. Only the back of his head is detailed. And his back and the back of his legs are also detailed. Both sides of his arm are visible, and his hand is gripping the horses mane, and that is detailed by three stars (which are also part of the horse’s mane). The rider is in a position vaguely similar to a race-horse jockey. The two brightest stars in this constellation, are from the Cassiopeia Constellation, and are part of his leg. All the rest of the stars are very faint, and must be viewed on a very starry night.

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Since this constellation has just been revealed, there may be more to this constellation in the coming months. But if you can locate the Goodly Horse in Battle Constellation, then you shouldn’t have too much trouble locating this Rider Constellation, provided you have excellent star-watching conditions. 

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BIBLE VERSES PICTURED IN THE HEAVENS

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“With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy streets: he shall slay thy people by the sword, and thy strong garrisons shall go down to the ground.” Ezekiel 26:12

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Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation

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THIS STAR-CHART: This is a Wikipedia star-chart, in which this site’s editor has sketched in these three constellation (without the Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation). Notice how the right front hoof is trampling on the tail of the Dragon. Also notice his eye is a star.It’s best seen when in the western half of the sky. It is found in mid-sky traveling from east to west. In January, it is in the west after midnight. As winter progresses, it can be seen earlier and earlier in the evening. a dark sky with good star-visibility is best, but not absolutely necessary to see this constellation. It is found on the opposite side of the Dragon Constellation from Orion. And as already stated, this Goodly Horse Constellation can be seen best in mid-winter when it is in the western side of the sky, and you are looking at it while you are facing west. The nose and head of this horse is partly made from the Perseus Constellation. The tail and rear end is partly of the Cassiopeia Constellation. The hind-leg is made partly of stars from the Andromeda Constellation.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

January 15 (The Revelation 12 Crown Constellation, Part 1: “Hold Fast To What Thou Hast!”)

 

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THE GREAT CONTROVERSY BY ELLEN G. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Luther95theses.jpgWHITE

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This 44 chapter audio book is a brief history of the Church, from the Cross of Christ forward to the Return of Christ.

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Chapter 12 – The French Reformation.

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Martin Luther – 95 Theses – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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

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This is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s nearly 50 year long series of 90 minute nightly talk shows…This is Open Forum Show #63

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(YOU CAN ALSO GO TO Family Radio Founders’ Site (click here), TO LISTEN TO, OR DOWNLOAD MORE OF THESE STUDIES, AS WELL AS OTHER HAROLD CAMPING STUDIES.)

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