Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 13 (Television and The Image That Speaks, Part 8: “The Many Faces of Satan”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 13

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Television and The Image That Speaks, Part 8: “The Many Faces of Satan

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. 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, apart from God. 

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

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TELEVISION, THE IMAGE THAT SPEAKS

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Just think about it! For the very first time in history, Mankind is directly linked up with “the god of this world”, via television, radio, and now, Internet.

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And these remarkable devices have become his advertiser-in-chief, so to speak, presenting his kingdom of sin and selfishness in the most glorious and attractive light.

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AN OUTER CLOAK OF GOODNESS, BEAUTY, AND CHARM

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_Bond_Themed_Prop_Hire.jpgAnd even though the faces are constantly changing on these media, nevertheless they each present some sinful aspects of Satan’s character, while cloaked within a thin outer veil of goodness, beauty, and charismatic charm.

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In other words, each viewer of these media will find some enviable actor, or some attractive singing idol, or some dynamic sports star, to look up to and admire.

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And as we all know, there is no shortage of admirable and enviable faces and characters on television to choose from.

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

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LUCIFER’S CHARACTER MINGLED IN

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But beneath the thin outer veneer of beauty, strength, and goodness of these mega television stars is mingled a few of the various aspects of Satan’s character: greed, revenge, unbelief, sensual lust, violence, sarcasm, comedy, pride, arrogance, selfishness, lacking brotherly love, often lacking other heavenly qualities as well.

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Yes, this list is just a partial sampling of the many ungodly characteristics of Lucifer which he sends through the airways, via the modern-day media.

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THE MARK IN THE RIGHT HAND (OUR DEEDS) OR IN THE FOREHEAD (OUR HEART)

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And so, when a man, woman, or child spends hours intrigued and entranced by his or her own favorite TV personalities, Satan’s character is imperceptibly transcribed upon the tables of that person’s heart.

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The Bible says…“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners (character).” 1st Corinthians 15:33

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And any time the Bible warns not to be deceived, you can be sure that Satan and his loyal citizenry will attempt to do just that: deceive us into believing that evil communications don’t really corrupt our hearts!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Mark of the beast – pub. dom. – Wikipedia

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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

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THE MANY FACES OF SATAN

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And so, just as this devotional title says, Satan now has many faces, by means of today’s audio/visual media. And he has some special television idol just right for you, and for me, and for our children to look up to, and adore, and imitate!

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And this, O searcher for truth, is what the image of the Beast is really all about! It is the image of Lucifer, as seen through the faces of humans who possess the same character traits as this mighty, yet invisible fallen angel, now called Satan.

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And by means of the mass media, this talking image foretold of in Revelation 13 has now been perfected, causing the entire world to worship Satan and become one in character and purpose with “the god of this world”, Lucifer.

 

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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 us fill our hearts with the 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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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

June 14 (Noble Bereans? Part??: “Ellen White On The Ministry of Healing” CONTINUED)

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christ_and_the_pauper.jpgMINISTRY OF HEALING, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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This is a sampler of the audio book about the practical aspects of everyday living, such as diet and child rearing…

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Chapter 19 – “In Contact With Nature”

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Christ and the blind Pauper – Mironov – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This recording #214, is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s 90 minute nightly talk shows. This particular program aired in the last few years of his 50 year radio ministry, and includes caller’s questions regarding his teachings on “the end of the church age”…

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 

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