Daily Devotional, Year 4: February 20 (We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood! Part 6, “Satan’s Psychological War Against Our Children!” CONTINUED)

By admin On January 24th, 2018

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“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 4: February 20

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We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood! Part 6, “Satan’s Psychological War Against Our Children!” CONTINUED

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

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“When ye therefore shall see

the abomination of desolation,

spoken of by Daniel the prophet,

stand in the holy place,

(whoso readeth, let him understand:)

Then let them which be in Judaea

flee into the mountains:”

Matthew 24:15, 16

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGWhether we know it or not, or like it or not, we Christians must face the awful truth that we are the current residents of this, Lucifer’s kingdom of sin and selfishness! (see 2nd Corinthians 4:4)

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But God has placed us here as a type of, “training and learning school”, for the purpose of purifying our hearts from every trace of love for selfishness, pride or from any other sinful attraction this world produces!

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

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“FLEE TO THE MOUNTAINS!”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Genesis19-17.jpg

Matthew 24:16 & Mark 13:14 & Luke 21:21

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But the Bible prophesied that the hour would come when God’s people are to flee to the mountains, much the same as Lot fled to the mountain from that doomed city, Sodom.

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Unfortunately, we live in a day when it is no longer legal to merely set up some mountainous camp like Abraham and later, his nephew, Lot.

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Picture – Lot Escapes Sodom – www.thebiblerevival.com offers free Bible clipart – Public Domain.

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MODERN-DAY SODOM

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But Satan is now flooding this society with pornography like never before in history!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Texting_closeup.jpg

With the advent of Internet, it is possible for anyone, young and old alike to simple click a button and view the most heinous images imaginable!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Inkwazi_Shopping_Centre,_Malelane_Superspar.jpgAnd if that’s not bad enough, just taking children through one of the big box stores becomes Satan’s means of sexually grooming them, via all the explicit signage in the clothing and video isles!

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Or turn on just about any FM radio station, and sensual music can be heard by children and adults alike.

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Girl Sexting – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 2.0

Mall – Inkwazi Shopping Centre, Malelane Superspar – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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“AND THE SERPENT CAST OUT OF HIS MOUTH AS A FLOOD”

Revelation 12:15

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Yes, the Dragon is spewing out his wave of poisonous water, “which drown men in destruction and perdition.” 1st Timothy 6:9http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:No_Trespassing_sign_at_empty_lot_in_February.JPG

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But what can we do about it?

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How can we and our children ever hope to escape from this flood of evil sweeping over this land?

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We can’t just pack up and legally flee to the literal mountains like in olden times!

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No Trespassing sign – Wikimedia – share-alike license

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GOD’S “MOUNTAIN OF HOLINESS”

Jeremiah 31:23

Constellation- Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains Mark 13:14.

Our only hope is to flee into God’s “mountain of His holiness”! Psalm 48:1

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That’s the only safe refuge and mountainous stronghold available to today’s Christian.

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ABOVE PICTURE – winter Constellations – Woman of Revelation 12 (Ursa Major) flees to the mountains – Mark 13:14 – Dragon comprised of Hyades, Pleiades, etc…Valley of Decision mountain comprised of Cassiopeia, etc… (This is not a star-chart, but merely a concept picture since this mountain is not in this position, but is actually seen in the fall months)

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“THOU ART MY HIDING PLACE!”

Psalm 32:7

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ebenezer_Newman_Downard_Morning_prayer_1860-61.jpgSo how are we to accomplish such a thing? Well, this heavenly Sion can only be climbed by those whom the Lord allows to climb. And so, this end-time exodus begins with fervent pleading for mercy and grace by the Believer.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:THE_WAYNE_GIPSON_FAMILY_SAYS_A_PRAYER_BEFORE_THEIR_EVENING_MEAL_IN_THE_KITCHEN_OF_THEIR_MODERN_HOME_NEAR_GRUETLI..._-_NARA_-_556611.jpgListen…“Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought His judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.” Zephaniah 2:3

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Here we have the solution, not only for us, but also for our well-prayed-for family members. We must make it up that mountain our own selves if we ever expect or hope for our family to also make it!

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Morning Prayers – Ebenezer Newman – Downard – 1860 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

Family Prayer Before Meal – Wikimedia – US-Govt. – Public-Domain

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“GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES”

2nd Peter 1:4

 

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But take heart and do not get discouraged, O Christian Pilgrim! God has given us great and precious promises to cling to along the way, such as this…“Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” Philippians 1:6

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With such promises as this, how can we lose?

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Nevertheless, we must hurry along since the hour is late!

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Christian in Pilgrims Progress – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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The Reader is highly encouraged to scroll down to almost the bottom of this page to hear the audio reading of “As A Child” from the Ellen White book, “Desire of Ages”.

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This wonderful and inspiring chapter deals with the godly home influences which Jesus was surrounded with as a child in home of Joseph and Mary. 

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Jesus the Carpenters Son by – www.lavistachurchofchrist.org US public-domain.jpg

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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… FEBRUARY 3 (Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan!), or you can also read… December 29th (Why Don’t Kids Come With Instructions?)

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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

star-chart ursa major

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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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Ursa Major Star-Chart Wikipedia share-alike license

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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…

Today’s Devotional, Year 4 – February 21 (Mark Now Given, Part ?: “Killing The Messenger”)

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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 chapter of the audio book about the Gospel of Jesus Christ in His life and ministry.

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Chapter 7 – As a Child

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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 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 #101

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons l

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