Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 23 (Television and The Image That Speaks, Part 6: “What’s Your Delusion?”)

By admin On January 19th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 23

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Television and The Image That Speaks, Part 5: “What’s Your Delusion?”

To read Part 1, click here…October 27th (Television and the Image that Speaks)

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“And he (the 2nd Beast) had power

to give life unto the image of the (1st) beast,

that the image of the (1st) beast

should both speak, and cause

that as many as would not worship

the image of the (1st) beast should be killed.”

Revelation 13:15 

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This above verse from Revelation has never found its truest fulfillment until this very era in which images have now begun to speak.

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Yes, television and Internet have now been given the power to speak while presenting images which promote the qualities of this world system.

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LUCIFER: “THE GOD OF THIS WORLD”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGListen…“They (antichrists) are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.” 1st John 4:5 (Parenthesis added by website editor)

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Yes, this world has been under the invisible ruler-ship of Lucifer since the fall of mankind. And the qualities of this fallen rebel angel are the qualities that this world lives by.

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Oh yes, there is a form of godliness in the world. And yet, it is not of God, but is designed to deceive people into believing that good exists here. (see 1st John 5:19 & 2nd Timothy 3:5)

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

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THE IMAGE OF THE BEAST: SATAN

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Now, back to the subject of television and the World-Wide-Web. 

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These inventions were designed to conform mankind into the image of Lucifer. 

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But not everyone has the same type of lusts. And so, “the god of this world”, Lucifer, now called the Devil and Satan, understands this and has designed the mediums to appeal to the varied minds of humans.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TV_highquality.jpg

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For little children, foolish talk & joking may be more appealing. (see Ephesians 5:2, 3

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For teens, sexuality may have a greater appeal.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Texting_closeup.jpgFor others, it may be killing and revenge.

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For still others, romance may be their desire.

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Or various dramas for differing appetites.

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Or faith-killing nature shows promoting evolution.

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Or the hateful political news programs. 

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TV – highquality – Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

Girl Texting – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 2.0

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_Bond_Themed_Prop_Hire.jpgHEAVENLY ROLE-MODELS or HELLISH ROLE MODELS?

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As most everyone in the Christian community understands, the Bible uses not only Jesus, but mere mortals, such as Paul, to be role-models for Christians to admire and emulate.

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But Lucifer, now called Satan fully understand this, and has given us his own role-models, for us to conform to. And now, with the advent of television, radio, the printed page, and high-tech devices, like never before this Master-Destroyer has perfected his mind-control machinery in which to conform the world into his own selfish image!

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And so, the many ‘superstars’ seen and adored by the lost multitudes on a daily basis, become firmly etched upon the tables of the human hearts of all those adoring fans of these ‘ministers of (Satan’s counterfeit) righteousness’!

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And as a result, they eventually begin to emulate them in their own personal daily lives!

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James Bond – by SteveBancroft – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 4.0 – cropped photo

Poster – Gone With the Wind – US Public Dom – Wikipedia

Super Bowl XLIII Thunderbirds Flyover Feb 1 2009 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

Elvis Presley – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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“A FORM OF GODLINESS”

2nd Timothy 3:5

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tupac_graffiti_Rio_de_janeiro.jpgWell, on and on it goes. The Devil knows how to appeal to humans! And under the cloak of “a form of godliness” he can make even the vilest sins to appear good and desirable! 

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But don’t be deceived. Selfishness and sin permeates today’s media. And those who allow ourselves to be captivated by these devices are playing with fire.

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Listen again…“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 1st Corinthians 15:33

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Yes, do not be deceived. These mediums will change us. And Satan has a special programming selection just for you, and just for me.

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

Girl Texting – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 2.0

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY”

Proverbs 25:25

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Well, the Good News is, that there is still time to turn off the world, and instead, tune in to Heaven!

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As far as possible let’s fill our hearts with the precious words of life, filtering out as much of this world’s selfishness and deceit as possible, begging and pleading for God’s empowerment to do just that!

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And may God be gracious to each and every one of us who are struggling to overcome!

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TO READ PART 7, CLICK HERE…April 15 (Television and The Image That Speaks, Part 7: “Do Not Rich Men Oppress You?”)

 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the understanding, conviction, and strength to eliminate television and secular radio, etc., out of my life…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…October 27th (Television and the Image that Speaks)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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WINTER CONSTELLATIONS

foursome late winter 8/29/11

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This most amazing phenomenon is seen throughout the winter. Although it can be observed most of the winter, it is seen best when it is the western part of the sky, at winter’s end (The end of winter being the final scene of this heavenly Gospel story). Orion , the Dragon, and the Glorious White Horse are beginning to descend into the western horizon (sketch to right is Winter Constellations descending into western horizon. This can actually be seen as early as December, in the pre-dawn hours).

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And at this point it is apparent that the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation is veering toward the two bright stars, known as Castor and Pollux (sketch to left). But the Wide Gate Stars are composed of the two brightest stars of the Auriga Constellation, known as the star, Capella, and the star, Menkalinan. The two stars, Castor and Pollux, make up the concept of the Orion’s Narrow Gate Stars.

Revelation 12 Woman & Orion's Gate & Wide Gate.

This can even be observed into June in the western sky (for a short time just after dark). While a dark night is best for seeing the Woman Constellation, the 4 stars which comprise the Narrow Gate/Wide Gate Stars can be seen even under mediocre conditions. It begins with the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation (AKA Ursa Major) going towards these two doors.

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The sketch to left shows, the two doors are each composed of two bright stars. The two bright stars that comprise the Narrow Gate are the two brightest stars of the Orion the Reaper’s sickle. The two stars that comprise the ‘Wide Gate’ Stars are the two brightest stars of the wave of water that comes out of the Dragon Constellation’s mouth (for explanation of “Wave of Water”, just click here). The stars that make up the ‘Narrow Gate’ are about half the width of the Wide Gate (see sketch below left).

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(For more information on Orion’s sickle, just click here, “Orion The Reaper”. )

Revelation 12 Woman chooses Narrow Way

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Editor’s note: These sketches on this page are merely sketches. The stars are not in their exact place. However, they are close enough to find them in the night sky. But as with most stars, it takes persistence to finally locate them.

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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

January 24 (Noble Bereans, Part 43: “Re-Thinking Ellen White Concerning the Adventist Apostasy”)

 

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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 21 – A Warning Rejected

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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 #72

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons lic.

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