Daily Devotional, Year 4: January 28 (Noble Bereans, Part 45: “God’s Law & The United States” CONTINUED)

By admin On January 19th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4: January 28

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Noble Bereans, Part 45: “God’s Law & The United States” CONTINUED

To read part 1, click here…”September 2nd (Noble Bereans?)”

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So, in this little series, the subject of those noble Bereans has been introduced. And today, it is still worthy of a little more exploration into another area of concern.

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Let’s review the key Bible passage… “And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming there, went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:10, 11

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St Paul Preaching (Raphael, 1515) Wikipedia US public domain

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AN OPEN-MINDED SPIRIT IN BEREA

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Okay, so those in Berea were more noble, because they:

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1. “Received the Word with all readiness of mind.”

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2. “And searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”

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And so, the Bereans were ready to receive new teachings, which no doubt, conflicted with the supposed, “orthodox” teachings of that day.

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Thus there was an open-mindedness which permeated their hearts, and a willingness to search the Scriptures daily, in hopes that these seemingly new teachings were indeed true!

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La Bible, Notre-Dame – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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THE GREAT CONTROVERSY

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Yesterday’s devotional (click here) focused on the 25th chapter of Ellen White’s book, “The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan”, which deals with the changing of the 7th-Day Sabbath to the 1st-Day Lord’s Day.

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And this chapter lays out a concise history of how Satan worked through humans to affect this totally unbiblical change.

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And this same chapter made the prediction that the United States of America would eventually be transformed from a Christian-oriented society into the 2nd beast, the “False Prophet” of Revelation 13, forcing the entire world to bow down to and worship the 1st Beast, the Church of Rome.

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Ellen G. White – Wikimedia – Public Domain

1858 version The Great Controversy by E.G. White – Public Domain

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PROPHECIES NOW FULFILLED

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And while yesterday’s devotional (click here) focused more on the 7th-Day Sabbath, today’s https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1858-great-controversy-book-cover.JPGdevotional will briefly explore into the true fulfillment of the 1st and 2nd beasts of Revelation 13.

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As already stated in yesterday’s devotional (click here), we have a great advantage of viewing the fulfillment of Bible prophecy as it is now occurring.

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And while Ellen White did an amazing job of looking forward in time from her vantage point in the 1880’s, we now have a much broader perspective, as we see how things have unfolded in these last days.

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SATAN’S ANTICHRIST WORLD-SYSTEM

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGAnd while Ellen White referred to the Church of Rome as the antichrist beast, it must be remembered that the antichrist beast described in chapters 13 & 17 of Revelation is actually symbolic of the kingdom of Satan, this entire world-system.

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Yes, the antichrist beast is comprised of kings and kingdoms (including the apostate portion of Christianity).

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The Church of Rome was merely the 5th head of the 7-headed beast, even though she played the primary role as persecutor of God’s people throughout most of the New Testament history.

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

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“…THAT SPIRIT WHICH NOW WORKETH…”

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Likewise, the 2nd beast of Revelation 13, the False Prophet, while originating in the United States, is actually the spirit of the “Prince of the Power of the Air, that spirit which now works in the children of disobedience” Ephesians 2:2

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In other words, rather than being merely a single nation, this 2nd Beast, the False Prophet is none other than Satan, as he works invisibly through the hearts of men actuated by his antichrist spirit. And this two-horned spirit agency of evil, is working around the clock and around the world to compel the human race to bow down and worship his antichrist world-system, thus giving him homage.

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Therefore, the 2nd Beast is working on many fronts to cause the world’s citizens to bow down to the character of Satan: this character is manifested throughout this evil world-system in various ways.

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SATAN’S CHARACTER MANIFESTED THROUGH VARIOUS MEANS

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For example of how Satan compels humans to worship him, the television broadcasts the various qualities of his character on a 24/7/365 basis: anger, lust, unbelief, pride, violence, revenge, greed, selfishness, and a form of counterfeit goodness, etc….

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These qualities are seen in the various daily TV shows and advertisements, howbeit are greatly disguised by a shroud of counterfeit goodness, humanitarianism, and morality.

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STUDY, NOBLE BEREAN, STUDY!!!

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Now time does not permit this devotional to explore into the exact nature of the Beast’s Mark. But hopefully, tomorrow’s devotional (click here) will further accomplish that task.

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In the meanwhile, every “Noble Berean” is encouraged to listen to today’s 21 minute audio of Chapter 26 of Ellen White’s book, The Great Controversy, by simply scrolling down to near the bottom of this page.

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 3, OF “GOD’S LAW & THE UNITED STATES”, CLICK HERE…Daily Devotional, Year 4: January 29 (Noble Bereans, Part 46: “God’s Law & The United States” FURTHER CONTINUED )

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TODAY’S PRAYER…http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be an open-minded seeker of truth, even if it means giving up a very highly regarded Church opinion! Let me be willing to investigate any seemingly new teaching if it appears to have some biblical validity…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…August (Noble Bereans, Part 16: “The Signs Of Heaven?”) or you can also read…NOVEMBER 23 (Noble Bereans, Part 20: “Re-thinking Ellen White Regarding Her Old Testament Statements”), or you can also read…October 30 (Noble Bereans, Part 26 – “The Message of the Third Angel of Revelation 14”)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FINALLY WALKING UPWARD INTO THE HIGHWAYS OF ETERNITY

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Day by day, you will find yourself walking, like the Disciples, spreading the precious Gospel seed wherever the Spirit leads.

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Taking the lovely name of Jesus, with every word spoken. Walking through this sin-darkened world, witnessing to those who take notice that of a truth, Jesus is present within you. Even like faithful Enoch, walking through the highways and byways of life in this world, spreading the Gospel-seed of unpretentious love.

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Day by day, you will become more and more closed in with God. Moment by moment, your heart will become intertwined with God’s heart, eventually two hearts beating as one heart.

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And just like Enoch, when the appointed time of sojourning on earth is finally done…you will walk onward…and upward…and into the highways and byways of eternity. (“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” Genesis 5:24).

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Castor and Pollux & The Mystery Ship of Scripture”

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TOMORROW…

 

January 29 (Noble Bereans, Part 46: “God’s Law & The United States” FURTHER CONTINUED )

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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 26 – Facing Life’s Record

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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 #77

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(YOU CAN ALSO GO TO Family Radio Founders’ Site (click here), TO LISTEN TO, OR DOWNLOAD MORE OF THESE STUDIES, AS WELL AS OTHER HAROLD CAMPING STUDIES.)

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

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