Today’s Devotional, Year 4 – February 21 (Mark Now Given, Part 6: “Killing The Messenger”)

By admin On January 24th, 2018

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“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Today’s Devotional, Year 4 – February 21

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Mark Now Given, Part ?: “Killing The Messenger”

To read Part 1, go here…Today’s Devotional – April 3rd (Mark Now Given!)

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“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.”

Revelation 13:17

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In the years following the establishment of the New Testament Church, many Christians were forced to pinch off a tiny amount of incense and sprinkle it on a small altar dedicated to the queen of Heaven.

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If an individual refused, he or she suffered a cruel death in the Roman arena.

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The Christian Martyrs Last Prayer – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“THE PROUD HAVE DIGGED PITS FOR ME”

Psalm 119:85

 

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But today, Satan is much more sophisticated in his assault against Christians!

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Right under our noses, “the god of this world” is now implementing unjust laws and economic strategies which will test each and every church, ministry, and individual regarding “who do I truly serve and worship?”

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“NO MAN MIGHT BUY OR SELL”

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One such stratagem appears to be the age-old practice of “killing the messenger”.

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In other words, as the old saying goes, “If you can’t kill the message, then kill the messenger!”

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“A KINGDOM DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF…CANNOT STAND”

Mark 3:24

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Just look at the world of politics. You don’t have to wait too long before you behold some political figure becoming the victim of character assassination. No, the world of politics has devolved into an increasingly toxic environment. The hatred between the two dominant political parties is becoming so fiercely venomous that it is frightening to behold!

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And don’t imagine for a moment that such cruel hate won’t be turned against Christians in the near future!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Mark of the beast – pub. dom. – Wikipedia

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“GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES”

2nd Peter 1:4

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Well, the Good News is, that we have many “great and precious promises” with which to cling to http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgin the coming months… “Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.” 1st John 3:13

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Or how about this…“For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life. But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God. My times are in Thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies” Psalm 31:13-15

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Yes, the Bible is literally teeming with such passages designed to comfort and strengthen the hearts of God’s people during the coming conflict.

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“THROUGH KNOWLEDGE SHALL THE JUST BE DELIVERED”

Proverbs 11:9

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So let’s be hiding these passages in our hearts so that we may say…“Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.” Psalms 17:4

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Keep me from neglecting my great commission of purifying my heart and transforming my life. Mold me and make me into Thy likeness…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Mark of the Beast & Seal of God” or you can also read… January 26th (Buying & Selling The Gospel)

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THE END

 

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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LOCATING THE DRAGON

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The Dragon Constellation can be located by finding Orion in winter months. The Dragon is to Orion’s left, and the Dragon’s mouth is right next to Orion’s shield. This Dragon’s mouth is the V-like constellation The Hyades Cluster, which is the very same constellation that comprises the head of Taurus the Bull. In other words, Hyades is also known as the head of Taurus the Bull. And Hyades is the mouth of this Dragon.

Revelation 12 Dragon w/text

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The tip of the Dragon’s tail is composed of that star-cluster known as The Pleiades. The Pleiades is actually in the shape of a lion’s furry tassel tip of his tail. The sketch below shows this Pleiades as the tail tip.

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Now with aid of a dark starry night, you may begin to connect this mouth and the tail with a very long body in an oval shape. The front and back legs are very well-defined with stars. The front legs are made partially of Taurus. The back legs and rear fin are made of the Cetus Constellation. But the long oval-shaped body has relatively few stars, but can been seen, howbeit with a dark starry night. The four stars of the front fins are made partially of Taurus. This Dragon constellation appears in the eastern horizon about mid-summer in the pre-dawn hours, spewing his flood-waters northward toward the Woman of Revelation 12 (Woman in Travail). The Wave of Water is primarily composed of the Constellation Auriga. The are two more less bright stars which are closest to the Dragon’s mouth. These two dimmer stars are also part of this Wave of Water.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation or you can also read… Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction

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TOMORROW:

February 22 (And The Nations Were Angry! Part 3: “Planet Earth, An Experiment In Selfishness”)

 

 

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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 8 – The Passover Visit

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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 #102

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons l

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