Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 30 (The False Prophet, Part 26: “Many Shall Say…Lord, Lord!”)

By admin On January 19th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 30

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The False Prophet, Part 26: “Many Shall Say…’Lord, Lord!'”

To read Part 1 of this series, click here… “JANUARY 26 (The False Prophet, Part 1: Lying Eyes!)”

 

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“Not every one that saith unto Me,

Lord, Lord,

shall enter into the kingdom of heaven;

but he that doeth the will of my Father

which is in heaven.

Many will say to Me in that day,

Lord, Lord,

have we not prophesied in Thy name?

and in Thy name have cast out devils?

and in Thy name done many wonderful works? 

And then will I profess unto them,

I never knew you: depart from Me,

ye that work iniquity.”

Matthew 7:21-23

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Christian television networks love to evoke the name of Jesus. As a matter of fact, it is not uncommon to hear such phrases as, “We must make Jesus the centerpiece of our life! He needs to be our ‘Everything!'”

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And of course, such statements are easy to make, yet not so easy to live up to! Even Jesus addressed this common issue…“This people draweth nigh unto Me with their mouth, and honoureth Me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me.” Matthew 15:8

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Here is seen that mere words have no value unless accompanied by sanctified action.

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“PHILOSOPHY…AFTER THE RUDIMENTS OF THE WORLD”

Colossians 2:8

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sigmund_Freud_LIFE.jpgAnd one big problem with these TV ministries is, that while they claim to have made Jesus the centerpiece of their life, they often give strong evidence that this is just not the case.

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For example, one of these shows has a host that addresses some emotional problem and need of the weekly guest. But instead of trying to solve that “psychological” issue according to the ways of Heaven, they instead attempt to solve it by human effort and man’s strength. In other words, they attempt to imitate how the world tries to solve such matters.

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Sigmund Freud – LIFE – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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So what’s the problem with this? How does this go against the ways of Heaven?

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“NOT THE HEARERS…BUT THE DOERS OF THE LAW SHALL BE JUSTIFIED”

Romans 2:13

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Well, even though many faithful church-goers may do hours of Bible reading, they never seem to truly hear what the Bible is telling them. And so, instead of walking by the Word, far too many of these TV shows merely teach their audience to correct or eliminate some aspect of their life which they think will solve a particular problem. Perhaps they suggest more dialogue between spouses. Or they recommend more therapy with professionals. Or more time for recreation. Or more dinner dates. More exercise. More clubs to join.

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And so the problem is, that while church-goers may be daily reading their Bibles, they are not truly hearing what the Bible is actually saying.

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“WHICH HAVE EARS, AND HEAR NOT”

Isaiah 5:21

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Listen to Paul…“Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 2nd http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Earrr.JPGTimothy 3:7

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Here is revealed that many cannot truly hear God’s counsels even though they are constantly studying their Bible.

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Listen to Jesus as He reprimands His own professed people…“Why do ye not understand My speech? even because ye cannot hear My word.” John 8:43

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Here is revealed that something prevents many Bible readers from truly hearing the words of Jesus.

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“THE SAME ANOINTING TEACHETH YOU OF ALL THINGS”

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgNow listen to what is required to actually hear, truly hear the words of life…“But the Anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same Anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him.” 1st John 2:27

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Here is the crux of the problem which many faithful church-goers face. They do not have the “Anointing” which would teach them “all things”.

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“EVER LEARNING…NEVER ABLE TO COME…TO TRUTH”

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Thus, void of the Spirit (because of their love of this present, selfish world), they read and read. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:F%C3%AAte_de_l%27Humanit%C3%A9_2012_-_009.jpgThey endlessly attend Bible studies. They listen to a myriad of audio sermons.

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But in spite of this, they fulfill Paul’s prophetic scenario…“Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 2nd Timothy 3:7

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And so, instead of living through their day via the admonitions and promises of the Bible, they merely go through their day void of the Spirit, living in presumptuous self-will. And of course, they have no clue that they are walking in spiritual darkness. Rather, they listen to their sermons, sing their praise songs, and even say little prayers.

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Angel_prayers.jpgNevertheless, there is Good News, believe it or not! Yes, God is revealing to us our undone condition (and this includes this “undone editor”) in a time when He may be found .

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And so, let us each cast away our earthly idols, and flee to the spiritual mountains of refuge, pleading for God to mercifully and graciously open our eyes that we truly hear the words of life.

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And then (by grace alone) throughout our day, the very Bible verses and promises needed, will miraculously appear in our mind’s eye, to direct us as to which way to turn, when each questionable situation arises which requires Bible wisdom.

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“Open Thou mine eyes,

that I may behold wondrous things

out of Thy law.”

Psalm 119:18

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TO READ PART 27…March 11 (The False Prophet, Part 27: “Many False Prophets”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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Dear Lord, Give me an understanding of my true spiritual condition. Lead me in the Way Everlasting…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…July 31 (Finding Perfect Peace, Pt. 9, “Living By God’s Precious Promises”) or you can read this…January 27 (It’s A Rosie The Riveter World, Part 3: “How To Live By Faith”)

 

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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7 HEADS, 10 HORNS, & 7 CROWNS OF THE DRAGON

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“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” Rev. 12:3 

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In Revelation, the Dragon of Revelation 12 is described as having seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. However, the Dragon Constellation up in the night sky does not. But God has faithfully created the wave of water, in such a way, as to illustrate this same concept of the seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. Because this wave of water is basically composed of ten stars. The main body of the wave has seven stars (#‘s, 1 thru 7). And the tip of the crest of the wave has the other three stars (#’s, 8, 9 & 10). So we have this 7 and 10 numbering. And this gives us a great clue, as to where in the Bible we should look, to find out the riddle as to just what or who do these 7 heads, 10 crowns, and 7 horns represent. Because, the Bible speaks very much about floods and waters as being associated with Satan (the Dragon).

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction”

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TOMORROW…

January 31 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 17: “O Lucifer, Son of the Morning!”) 

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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 28 – 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 #80

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