Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 16 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 29: “Fanatics in the Church”)

By admin On July 28th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 16

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The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 29: “Fanatics in the Church”

To read the first part of this topic, go here…March 18 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 5: “Satan’s Army of Mockers!”)

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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!”https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flip_Wilson_-_1970.jpg

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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 mockingly 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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGworld’s inhabitants to do a great amount of things!

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After all, Ephesians, Chapter 2 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 verse is, “…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! The idea that the entire world’s inhabitants are filled with this evil spirit is more than anybody is willing to accept, much less even admit!

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

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FANATICAL COUNTERFEIT CHRISTIANS

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In the news today, a so-called “Christian” couple were discovered to have chained their children into the basement for a number of years!

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Unbelievable?

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Of course!

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But the most unbelievable part of the story is to believe that these two parents could actually be considered genuine Christians by some!

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Internet addiction prisoner – Wikipedia – Creative Commons lic.

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“THE WAY OF TRUTH SHALL BE EVIL SPOKEN OF”

2nd Peter 2:2

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Well, obviously, the whole unthinkable situation could only be the evil work of that arch-deceiver, Satan! And these two parents are no more Christian than even abject atheists are Christians! But rather, these poor people have been raised up by Satan to become religious fanatics for the express purpose of giving Christianity just another “black eye”!

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But why would Satan commit such a heinous act in the name of Jesus?

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Again, the obvious answer is that Satan has scored a huge victory here! Oh yes, Satan has always exulted whenever he could give Christianity a bad reputation in some way.

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Internet addiction prisoner – Wikipedia – Creative Commons lic.

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HOME-SCHOOLING IN DANGER

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But this incredible story becomes an even more damaging situation because the children were considered to be home-schoolers.

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Yes, in a society in which home-schooling is already looked down upon with a suspicious eye by the government, this horrific incident only makes matters worse for sincere Christians who wish to educate their children at home!

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FORCED TO WORSHIP THE BEAST’S IMAGE

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It appears that Satan is now “on the march”, as the saying goes!

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Yes, it would seem as if God is now permitting Satan to fulfill the prophecy found in Revelation 13:15-17…“And he (the False Prophet, second beast) had power to give life unto the image of the (first) beast, that the image of the (first) beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the (first) beast should be killed. And he (the False Prophet, second beast) causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

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Here is rather veiled, and difficult language concerning Antichrist Beast and his image which speaks. 

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But to put all this in the simplest terms, it merely speaks of the day when Satan has been allowed to make life nearly impossible for Christians!

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CHRISTIAN LIBERTY SOON REMOVED

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And this incident (along with many similar occurrences), is just one more nail in the coffin of Christian freedom!

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Yes, the walls seem to be rapidly closing in on the Christian community; at least, it is for dedicated Christians who care enough and have the ability to home-school their children.

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But for the vast majority of Christians, this sad story shouldn’t affect them very much, since most Christians already have their children enrolled in public schooling.

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But those few dedicated Christians who now home-school their children, in the near future it might just become increasingly difficult to continue to educate their children at home. And the rulers of that particular location are already somewhat hostile to many rights of the Christian community, they might be the very ones who lead the charge against home-schooling.

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SATAN’S IMAGE FORCED ON WORLD (AND CHRISTIANS)

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But stepping back and looking at the bigger picture, we understand that Satan is so very jealous for his kingdom of darkness, he cannot stand to see Christians living “off the grid”, as far as having their children educated outside of public schooling.

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Even most private Christian schools have become so mired down with government regulations, that they are just a little better than public schooling.

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And they have become so worldly-minded, that they even voluntarily bow down to the image of Satan, i.e., this antichrist world-system, in so many ways! Yes, there has developed a world-loving spirit in today’s church-world, which manifests itself in many or perhaps most church-operated schools.

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TOTALITARIANISM ALREADY IN PLACE

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And as we survey our current society, it would seem that we are now entering a whole new level of mind-control!

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As if things are not already bad enough, Satan, “the god of this world” is obviously not content with the current level of totalitarian control already in place!

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Yes, with television, public schooling, Internet, hand-held devices, radio, magazines, newspapers, novels, billboards, etc., Satan has already achieved a level of mind-control never before seen in history past!

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

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“GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES”

2nd Peter 1:4

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgAnd yet, God is faithful! Yes, we can cling to the many “great and precious promises” from God, such as this one…“But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:” Romans 5:20

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Here is a real blessed promise for concerned Christian parents! God vows to help all those who truly love Him!

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And such promises as this one will become even more vitally important in the coming months as Satan continues to “tighten the noose” around Christians!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to prepare for the crisis which is now coming upon this world. Graciously allow me to hide Thy great and precious promises in my heart, that I might stand in this evil day which is already beginning… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…January 26th (Buying & Selling The Gospel), or you can also read this shorter article… August 30 (Image of the Beast, Part 6: “Framing Mischief By A Law!”)

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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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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.

Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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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…

June 17 (Psychology & Vain Deceit! Part 2:”Interpretive Dreams”)

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MINISTRY OF HEALING, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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This is a sampler of the audio book about the practical aspects of everyday living, such as diet and child rearing…

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Chapter 25 – “Extremes In Diet”

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Christ and the blind Pauper – Mironov – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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

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This recording #217, 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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