Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 31 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 20: “O Lucifer, Son of the Morning!”)

By admin On January 19th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 31

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The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 20: “O Lucifer, Son of the Morning!”

To read the first part of this topic, go here…March 18 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 5: “Satan’s Army of Mockers!”)

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“How art thou fallen from heaven,

O Lucifer, son of the morning!…

They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee,

and consider thee saying,

Is this the man that made the earth to tremble,

that did shake kingdoms;

That made the world as a wilderness,

and destroyed the cities thereof;

that opened not the house of his prisoners?

Isaiah 14:12-17 

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Back in the 1970’s, a certain saying was popularized…“The Devil made me do it! The Devil made me do it!”https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flip_Wilson_-_1970.jpg

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And this was merely mocking Christians, who were seemingly obsessed with pointing the finger at the Devil.

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Then this unbelieving world could all laugh and mock the notion that Satan is a very active and powerful force controlling the peoples of this world, by mockingly saying…“The Devil made me do it!”

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Flip Wilson – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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SATAN, “THE GOD OF THIS WORLD”

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2nd Corinthians 4:4

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But the horrifying fact is, the Devil does indeed cause the vast percentage of the world’s inhabitants to do a great amount of things!

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

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IMAGINE THERE’S NO HELL BELOW US

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGArguably, one of the most amazing feats in this world, yea in all the universe, is how Satan and his evil angels have all but erased themselves out of existence in the minds of men!

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Yes, practically this entire unbelieving world scoffs at the idea that we are ruled over by that rebel angel, Lucifer and his countless minions.

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Laughable cartoons are drawn with a sinister-looking devil wearing red long-johns, holding a pitchfork. Late-night comedians often make jokes about his existence, such as “The Devil made me do it!”

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LUCIFER: “THE GOD OF THIS WORLD”

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And yet, while perhaps 90% of this world’s inhabitants totally disbelieve in a personal and literal devil, the Bible reveals him to be, “the god of this world”. 2nd Corinthians 4:4

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And the Bible gives account after account of various demon-possessed individuals whom Jesus set free during His earthly ministry.

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The really puzzling question is, “How can we look around at this sad and hopelessly sin-sick world and NOT believe in the existence of Satan!?”

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SIN EVERYWHERE!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ISIL_Execution_of_man_September_2014.jpgThe fact is, that this planet is literally dripping with evil! No matter which direction one turns, sin is to be seen! From the corrupt and bad behavior of each and every human, to the hospitals filled with the sick and suffering, to overflowing graveyards, to the dishonesty discovered in the business world, to the corrupt politicians and government officials, to the wars occurring in countless places, to the horrific crimes now occurring everywhere, to the lying and cheating, and hating, and abusing, and heartless mockery of individuals against one-another.

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Let’s face it folks! This is a really sin-sick world we live in!

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ISIL – Execution of man – September 2014 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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THE NATURE OF EVIL

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Now, God has chosen this hour to finally reveal the true source of evil in this world. Listen again http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Paradise_Lost_12.jpgto our signature Bible verse for today’s devotional…“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!…They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?” Isaiah 14:12-17

Yes, this website has been given the commission to “look narrowly upon thee (Lucifer)”. And even though we certainly don’t want to become too saturated in our minds with this evil angel, we don’t want to be ignorant of his devices either! And so, the Reader is encouraged to spend the remaining months going through this website in effort to gain a healthy understanding of the nature of evil as revealed in many of the articles herein.

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Gustave Dore – Paradise Lost illustration – Lucifer becomes Satan – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

Lucifer Fallen – Gustave Dore – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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28 MINUTE AUDIO

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And so, the question must be repeated: “Given the flood of evil that covers this planet, how can we NOT believe in a literal and personal fallen angel-being named Lucifer (now given the title, ‘Satan’ and ‘the Devil?'”)

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Well, the Reader is invited to scroll down this page to listen to a 28 minute audio treatise regarding “The Origin of Evil” by Ellen G, White from her book, “The Great Controversy”.

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Ellen G. White – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 21, CLICK HERE…Daily Devotional, Year 4 – February 13, (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 21: “The Dumbing Down of Society About History”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to fully be aware of Satan’s devices in these very deceptive times… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…JANUARY 28 (The False Prophet, Part 3: The Image That Speaks!)or you can also read this article…JANUARY 11 (How a Joke Killed! Part 2-a: “An Antichrist Spirit”)

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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.” Revelation 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.

Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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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.

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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…

February 1 (Noble Bereans, Part 47: “Do Ellen White and Harold Camping Agree?”)

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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 29 – The Origin Of Evil

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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 #81

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

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