Daily Devotional, Year 4 – March 2 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 22: “It’s A Gad, Gad, Gad, Gad World!”)

By admin On January 24th, 2018

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“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – March 2

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The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 22: “It’s A Gad, Gad, Gad, Gad World!”)

To read Part 1, click here…October 13th (The Devil Made Me Do It!)

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“An high look, and a proud heart,

and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.”

Proverbs 21:4

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 A “FEEL-GOOD” MOVIE

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Now, back in the 1960’s, a whacky comedy was created, which became a big hit movie on the “silver screens” around the world…“It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World!”

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Well, this carefree comedy was a great way of escaping the often grim realities of this truly, “Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”, for several hours!

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And in this respect, that “feel-good” Hollywood movie makes a somewhat appropriate introduction to today’s devotional.

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Yes, you could not only say, it’s a “Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”, but you might even say, it’s a “Gad, Gad, Gad, Gad World!”

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Let’s explain…

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Mad world poster – Wikimedia – Fair Use Rationale

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A HARD WORKIN’ DEVIL!

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGHave you ever heard the expression, “To work like the Devil”?

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Well, there are many aspects of Satan that people don’t know about.

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But one thing most people can agree on is, “Indeed, the Devil is a very hard worker!”

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

 

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MANY HARD WORKERS

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And just look at all the hard working people, “busting their chops each day”, trying to support their family!

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How can THAT be a product of Satan’s world of sin?

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Well listen again to today’s signature verse… “An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.” Proverbs 21:4

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Chisinau traffic congestion – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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“THE HEART IS DECEITFUL…AND DESPERATELY WICKED!”

Jeremiah 17:9

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Yes, listen again to today’s signature verse… “An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.” Proverbs 21:4

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Well, perhaps this above verse is merely speaking of the really bad people of the world. Yes, maybe it’s just talking about those thieves and murders, and druggies, and perverts out there in the dark back-alleys of the world.

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But remember what 1st John 5:19 says, “And we know that we are of God, and the WHOLE world lieth in wickedness.”

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Yes, this above verse defines just who it is that God considers wicked! Us! All we who still have wickedness in our hearts! Yes, the fact is, we’re all wicked!

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EVERY THING BUT THE RIGHT THING!

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Now have you ever heard this above saying, “Every thing but the right thing”?

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Well, that’s not exactly a Bible verse, but it does indeed present a biblical concept.

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You see, we citizens of this selfish planet have been doing every thing but the right thing in our daily labors.

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Oh yes, we must work and provide for our families. But even such animals as sloths do that! And most all creatures take care of their families!

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Sloth Cuddling With Its Mom – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license (cropped photo)

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THE DEVIL DOESN’T CARE!

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But “the god of this world” doesn’t care if we go to our graves with the reputation of being a https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:THE_WAYNE_GIPSON_FAMILY_SAYS_A_PRAYER_BEFORE_THEIR_EVENING_MEAL_IN_THE_KITCHEN_OF_THEIR_MODERN_HOME_NEAR_GRUETLI..._-_NARA_-_556611.jpghard worker! No, as a matter of fact, that just gives his selfish kingdom a nice shiny outward veneer!

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And so, “the prince of the power of the air, that spirit which now works in the children of disobedience”, quite often inspires the world’s citizens to engage in every work but the right work: to lead themselves and their loved ones on the upward pathway out of this world, through the knowledge of Jesus, and the purification of their heart: this is the right work!

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And those who engage in that right work will automatically take care of every other necessary duty in life.

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Family Prayer Before Meal – Wikimedia – US-Govt. – Public-Domain

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“Why gaddest thou about so much to change thy way?”

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Unfortunately, most humans neglect that one critically important work and do every other thing, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sand_castle,_Cannon_Beach.jpgthus causing their entire life to be built on a sandy foundation! And as the sub-title of this devotional is “It’s a Gad, Gad, Gad, Gad World”, so too, we humans are locked in to gadding about life, looking for the easiest, the most pleasurable, or the most profitable selfish work possible!

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Oh yes, we may have the reputation of being a “workaholic”. But in reality, most of the time, our work ethics are the product of the Antichrist spirit which dwells in us.

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Yes, that hard workin’ “god of this world” makes very sure that we do every other work but the right work: the purification of our heart, and the leading of our loved ones out of this selfish world and upward and onward to the Celestial City of God!

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Sand castle, Cannon Beach – by Curt Smith – Wikimedia – Share-alike License.

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OUR DAILY BREAD

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Well, the Good News is, that today is still the day of Salvation! And we can beg the Lord thttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgo put it into our hearts to joyfully and prayerfully read the Bible each day in hopes of finding more and more about Jesus.

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And we can spend our day keeping our wonderful Savior before us in our mind’s eye.

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And we can devote the rest of our lives in praying for and encouraging others to join the current-day end-time exodus out of this doomed, “City of Destruction”: Planet Earth.

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And then, with these entirely new motives, we can enthusiastically go about our daily labor, with hearts on fire for Jesus, and minds focused upon His Word!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“Jesus…said unto them,

This is the work of God,

that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent…

If ye continue in My Word,

then are ye My disciples indeed;

And ye shall know the truth,

and the truth shall make you free…

I must work the works of Him that sent Me,

while it is day: the night cometh,

when no man can work.”

John 6:29, 8:31, 32 & 9:4   

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TO READ PART 23, CLICK HERE…March 26 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 23: “Romance, The Real Thing or Just A Devilish Delusion?”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to no longer serve this proud and selfish world, but instead to serve the One who is altogether meek and lowly in heart…

 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Today’s Devotional – July 21st (A Hard Workin’ Devil!) or you can also read this article…May 13 (Planet Earth, Devil’s Island, Part 7: “Planet Earth: Experiment In Selfishness”) or you can also read this article…“It’s A Wrong Way Corrigan World!”

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“THE SCORNER (THE PHARISEE)”

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Listen to the following revelation concerning the evil which exists within the hearts of men…“For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, AN EVIL EYE, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.” Mark 7:18-23

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Please tilt your head to the left. Do you see a man with a very long pointed nose. (Obviously, the sketch to the right is just an exaggeration in order to help you find the face in the photo to the left.)

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Do you see an angry look? His right eye-brow is raised as if he is judging.

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This second face in the Moon appears to be that of a combination of a man as well as a fox. Or maybe a wolf. Doesn’t he have a long narrow nose like a wolf or fox? Maybe even a dog. Nevertheless, the expression on his face, as he appears to look down upon the Earth, is that of scorn. Unlike the first Moon-man’s sad shock and awe; this ‘man/fox/wolf/dog’ appears to be that of anger and scorn. As if he is disgusted at the sinful planet below.

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He is very moral, you see!

 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood-2nd Face”

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TOMORROW…

March 3 (Sodom Rising, Part ?: “Gender Confusion & the Devil’s Destruction of Society”)

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumphal_entry_into_Jerusalem#/media/File:Enrique_Simonet_-_Flevit_super_illam_-_1892.jpgTHE DESIRE OF AGES, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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This is a chapter of the audio book about the Gospel of Jesus Christ in His life and ministry.

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Chapter 17 – Nicodemus

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Jesus over Jerusalem – Enrique Simonet Flevit – 1892 – Wikimedia – 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 #111

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons lz

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