Daily Devotional, Year 4 – February 24 (And The Nations Were Angry! Part 4: “Planet Earth, An Experiment In Selfishness” CONTINUED)

By admin On January 24th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – February 24

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And The Nations Were Angry! Part 4: “Planet Earth, An Experiment In Selfishness” CONTINUED

To read Part 1, go here…October 24th (And The Nations Were Angry!)

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“And the nations were angry,

and Thy wrath is come,

and the time of the dead,

that they should be judged,

Revelation 11:18

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In the February 22 devotional (click here to read), it was put forth that this world is an http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burning_Man_2013_Photo_chapel,_The_wedding_party!_(9660390094).jpgexperiment in selfishness. And really, it doesn’t take much observation to see selfishness in action around the world! Selfishness is seen in every direction and seemingly seeps through every pore of the world’s societies!

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By nature we are all selfish.

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And this, our selfishness, was made even more clearly seen by the coming of the Lord Jesus. Yes, the spotless life of Jesus was a life of self-denying love for the world, culminating with the sacrificing of His own life on the Cross for the Salvation of lost souls!

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

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“LORD, LORD, HAVE WE NOT…DONE MANY WONDERFUL WORKS?”

Matthew 7:22

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Humanitarian_aid_OCPA-2005-10-28-090517a.jpgNow of course, many will be quick to point to all the humanitarianism now occurring in the world, saying, “How can the world be considered selfish, when we engage in so many charitable deeds?”

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So what about this? Is it an unfair charge to make against this world, that we are selfish by nature, when we see so many charitable acts of kindness?

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Humanitarian aid giving water to child- Wikimedia Commons – Public Domain

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“THERE IS NONE THAT DOES GOOD: NO NOT ONE!”

Romans 3:12

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But listen to this…“A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anti-Christian_sign_in_Federal_Plaza_Chicago.jpgwicked are cruel. ” Proverbs 12:10

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So just who are these wicked ones mentioned in the above verse?

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Well, listen to 1st John 5:19… “And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.”

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So okay, this verse reveals that the entire world is steeped in wickedness. And even the tender mercies of this wicked world are considered cruel by God.

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Anti-Christian rally in Chicago – Wikimedia

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MY SUPPOSED GOODNESS ONLY KEEPS THE LIE GOING!

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But why are all of this world’s charitable deeds to be considered cruel?

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Listen again…“Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” 2nd Timothy 3:5

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This above verse is proceeded by a long list of Mankind’s selfish ways. Listen…“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” 2nd Timothy 3:1-5

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Wow! What an indictment against humanity that this above passage makes!

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Shoppers in Toronto – Wikimedia – share-alike license

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“THE WHOLE WORLD LIES IN WICKEDNESS!”

1st John 5:19

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And so, if this is Mankind’s self-loving condition, then merely, “having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof”, is just a clever deception! A total fraud! A giant satanic global ruse to give this wicked world a glossy outward sheen!

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After all, with all these other sinful traits, can we actually believe that fallen humanity is capable of true godliness…without the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit?

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

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THE FALSE PROPHET IS THIS ANTICHRIST WORLD-SYSTEM

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When we get right down to it, it is this counterfeit godliness which is preventing Christ from returning to redeem lost sinners. And this is because so many humans around the world do not understand just how evil this world really is.

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Thus, Satan has created this counterfeit humanitarianism to become an integral part of what the Book of Revelation refers to as “The False Prophet”.

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Yes, the False prophet is actually the spiritual entity which now works in the children of men to deceive us into believing that there is a great force for good, apart from Jesus Christ. And that is simply not possible!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Satan, The False Prophet who offers a world-loving gospel 

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“THAT GOD MIGHT MANIFEST THEM…THAT THEY MIGHT SEE THAT THEY THEMSELVES ARE BEASTS!”

Ecclesiastes 3:18

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But God is allowing all this to play itself out on the world-stage, so that it will ultimately be seen that there was never any true goodness in this world apart from Christ.

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Yes, it is only Christ’s goodness, as He worked through His true worshipers, even as it is written…“There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”  Romans 3:10-12

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Jesus Teaching His Disciples – Luke 4:31-32

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

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Well, in spite of this hopelessly negative report there is some very Good News! Yes, if any man, woman, or child desires to escape all this global madness, the call still goes out to this fallen world…“Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

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Here is the escape plan of all escape plans: a way of escape from this prison-island, out of all this sadness, confusion, and madness, and into a life that will continue on through the ceaseless ages, filled with true love and kindness: a Promised Land flowing with Milk and Honey in which we will be forever happy, and forever young!

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And for every willing soul, that life begins right now!

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The River Of The Water Of Life by H. Melville – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 5, CLICK HERE… Daily Devotional, Year 4 – April 16 (And The Nations Were Angry! Part 5: “The False Prophet’s Counterfeit Compassion”

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to hide myself in this day when you are causing the nations to drink of Thy cup of fury…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…March 15 (A World of Lies, Part 10: It’s a Cuttlefish World: “The Whole World Lies In Wickedness!”), or you can also read…June 13th (Power of Positive-Thinking Gospel, Part 4: This Wicked World)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE ARK IN THE HEAVENS

.Two Turtledoves birds & Flower Of The Field Constellations

So what importance to us is all this information? Well, if a person goes out at night, beginning in April (earlier in southern-most latitudes, and later in northern-most), in the pre-dawn hour, they just might locate the constellation commonly referred to as the Sagittarius Constellation . It is located in the southern sky. (Each night it appears a little earlier, slowly inching westward, through the summer, until it finally disappears below the western horizon in November.)

.Ark of the Covenant Constellation

At first, it simply appears as two twin birds flying westward. But if you look once again, it just might appear as a long box-like figure, with one star on the right, as you face it, and two stars on the left. The box, of course would be the Ark, and the stars on either side would represent angels, which are sometimes referred to as stars in the Bible (for instance, “the seven stars are the angels…” Revelation 1:20). To the right is a star-chart from Wikipedia, in which the editor of this site has sketched in this Sagittarius Constellation, to show how God created it to appear.

 

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Star-chart to right is from Wikipedia. Editor has sketched over Sagittarius to show this Ark Constellation.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Ark of the Covenant Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

Daily Devotional, Year 4: February 25 (Noble Bereans, Part ??: “Dead People Speaking!?” CONTINUED)

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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 11 – The Baptism

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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 #105

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