Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 1 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 27: “Romance: The Real Thing or Just Another Devilish Delusion?”) CONTINUED

By admin On January 26th, 2018

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 1

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The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 27: “Romance: The Real Thing or Just Another Devilish Delusion?”

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

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Columpio_Veracruz_059.jpgConsidering there is about a 50% divorce rate in today’s society, it is highly inadvisable to ever make one’s spouse the object of supreme trust.

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God and God alone, and not any human, deserves to be the object of our supreme trust.

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Man Husband & Married Wife on swing – Fraternal love (Prehispanic sculpture from 250–900 A.D., of Huastec origin) – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“For all the gods of the nations are idols:”

Psalm 96:5

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Now this above statement is perhaps a very critical, extreme, and unpleasant commentary on marriage.

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But the fact is, we live in a world in which society has created an entire system of idolatry out of romance. Movies glorify it. Songs praise it. Television glamorizes it. Yes, this world has made romance into a world of idolatry.

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New York Times Square – terabass – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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TAKING ROMANCE MUCH TOO FAR!

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Now of course, there is nothing sinful about getting married, and loving one’s spouse, even as Christ loves His Church. By all means, strive for that kind of relationship!

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But as with anything in this idol-worshiping world, it’s so easy to take something good and carry it to an extreme. And that’s exactly what society has done with romance! Just listen to a sampling of so many of today’s 4-minute songs on the radio…“I can’t make it without you”, or “I love you more than life itself!”, or “You are my everything!”

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To elevate another human to this kind of level, only displaces God from His rightful place in a human’s heart! And as already said, the divorce rate in this society is phenomenal! Not to mention the death rate which forces so many lonely surviving spouses to despair and sometimes even to suicide!

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kissing hand – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DickseeRomeoandJuliet.jpgROMEO & JULIET?

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And how about the Shakespearean play, Romeo & Juliet?

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These two young kids both committed suicide over their supposed loss of one-another!

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If only they had put their supreme trust in the Lord Jesus to be their God, and not in each other, they would never have allowed themselves to engage in such mutual idol worship of each other, resulting in their self-inflicted deaths!

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Frank Dicksee: – Romeo and Juliet – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“…there be gods many, and lords many”

1st Corinthians 8:5

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The problem is, that this secular world has for the most part lost all connection with God, and is trying to fill that resulting void in our hearts with earthly replacements: music, drugs, television, sports, amusements, clubs, social gatherings, careers, eating and drinking, alcohol, houses, lands, pleasure resorts, recreational vehicles, romance, and many other things.

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The myriad of choices we can choose from, to replace God with, are endless!

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“GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES!”

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Well, there is a way to escape all this idolatry. Yes, God has left the door of Salvation open, so that any and all https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_100326-N-4774B-066_Chaplain_Lt._Jason_Gregory_reads_bible_verses_on_the_weather_deck_aboard_the_guided-missile_cruiser_USS_Bunker_Hill_(CG_52).jpgwho desire to find someone truly worthy of worship, can turn to Jesus. And as that truth-seeking soul discovers more and more about Him, the more that he or she will realize His worthiness to be worshiped!

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And once that child of God is firmly convinced of God’s greatness, that Believer can sing along with the Psalmist… “For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: He is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens. Honour and majesty are before Him: strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.” Psalm 96:4-6

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US Navy – Chaplain Lt. Jason Gregory reads Bible on weather deck – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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TO READ PART 28, CLICK HERE…Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 12: The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 28: “The Robin Hood Conspiracy!”

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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…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read…January 3 (World of Lies, Part 1: “The Femme-Fatale Firefly!”)or you can also read this article…July 8 (Watchmen On Zion’s Walls, Part 4: “The Devil’s Detours!”)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumphal_entry_into_Jerusalem#/media/File:Enrique_Simonet_-_Flevit_super_illam_-_1892.jpg

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THE DESIRE OF AGES

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THE READER IS INVITED AND HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO SCROLL DOWN AND LISTEN TO THE AUDIO READING OF A CHAPTER FROM ELLEN WHITE’S STORY-FORM BOOK ON THE LIFE OF JESUS, “THE DESIRE OF AGES”. 

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Jesus over Jerusalem – Enrique Simonet Flevit – 1892 – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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THE OPEN FORUM

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ALSO, JUST BELOW THAT IS A 25 MINUTE AUDIO SEGMENT FROM HAROLD CAMPING’S NIGHTLY BIBLE-BASED, CALL-IN TALK-SHOW, “THE OPEN FORUM”

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Harold Camping on phone – Courtesy of Family Radio.org

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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…

May 2 (Add Thou Not! Part 6: “Babylonian Sun Worship”)

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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 77 – In Pilates Judgment Hall

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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 recording #172, 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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