Today’s Devotional – October 27th (Television and the Image that Speaks)

By admin On September 17th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – October 27th

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Television and the Image that Speaks

THIS DEVOTIONAL IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE SIGNS OF HEAVEN ARTICLE…Television & The Image That Speaks

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The Bible speaks of idols in many places. But all through the Bible, God criticized those lifeless images, saying… “Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.” Psalm 115:4-7

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And so, it has been this way throughout time: lifeless, dumb, useless idols!

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And God makes a further statement regarding these dumb idols… “Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.” Jeremiah 10:5.

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BEAST & HIS IMAGE!

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But what if there should come a day when an idol, can not just speak, but also has power to cause God’s people to be killed?

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Then we should be afraid!

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Very afraid!

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You see, the prophetic book of Revelation foretells of a day when Satan is given the power to create an image, which can not only speak, but has power to cause God’s people to be killed! Maybe physically killed. Maybe spiritually killed. Maybe both!

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Listen… “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth…And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Revelation 13:11, 15

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And so, Revelation 13 speaks of an image which can both speak and cause as many as do not worship the Beast and his image, should be killed.

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TALKING IMAGE NOW HERE!

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We have now come to a day in which this is all possible! For the very first time in the history of Man, we finally have an image which can speak! And it has been with us for 7 decades, growing more and more serpent-like: television!

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Oh yes, television began with a seemingly “innocent” beginning. “Nice” shows! Funny shows! “Moral” shows!

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But almost as soon as it gained a footing in our homes, it began to get just a little bit naughty. Just a few little titillating innuendos sprinkled here and there! But slowly and oh so subtly, it became changed, over the decades, into the very same image as its evil creator!

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Yes, television has all the same markings as that subtle serpent-of-old, the “god of this world”!

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24/7/365 MIND CONTROL

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And this talking idol is called tele-vision, which actually means, a “talking vision”.

TV indoctrination

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And it has gained its entrance into homes, quickly becoming the centerpiece of the American home. And it’s always teaching. 24/7/365, it teaches us and it teaches our children! It is even the designated baby-sitter in many or most homes. This is because it keeps kids quiet! Doesn’t it?

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Well that’s because this Pied Piper from Hell en-trances both children and adults alike! It is so powerful, that one can literally be mesmerized by it for hours!

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ENGRAVES SATAN’S CHARACTER

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And ever-so-imperceptibly, the television places the stamp of Satan’s character in the hearts (our minds) of unsuspecting humans: pride, greed, lust, anger, violence, intemperance, impatience, rudeness, commonness, indifference, selfishness, etc.. These are among the attributes of Satan’s character.

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Yes, it is Satan’s ultimate purpose, to engrave his selfish character upon the human heart! This is the essence of what the image and Mark of the Beast are really all about! And this Mark (or image) is in the forehead (the mind) and it is in the right hand (symbolizing human works).

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Thus, by TV’s constant barrage of un-Christ-like chatter, Satan makes such a deep engraving of his character upon the walls of the human mind! 

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MARK IN OUR FOREHEADS

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And while Christians swear ever-so-adamantly, that they will never ever allow anyone to put a mark on their forehead or right hand, all the while, the Devil is placing his image and mark, right now, in the foreheads of millions! And in children’s foreheads too! And by thus engraving his character upon human minds, he seals individuals with his branding-iron of ownership, so to speak! This is the mark of his authority over an unsuspecting person!

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And the Devil has, of late, expanded his image-making capabilities! Now we have so many high-tech devices which accomplish the very same result! Not only Americans, but more and more of the entire world are in danger of becoming changed into the image of Satan, via, these high-tech talking-images!

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EVIL COMMUNICATIONS CORRUPTS GOOD CHARACTER

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Listen to God’s warning… “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 1st Corinthians 15:33.

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Yes, O Stranger & Pilgrim in the earth, this verse warns us not to be deceived! Evil communications can indeed corrupt the Christ-like character!

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And just think about such a great percentage of people within the many societies, walking streets, riding buses, sitting in restaurants with eyes and ears completely absorbed with the hand-held high-tech talking-images!

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“COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM”

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But here is the Good News! God has a promise for you and for me! Listen to this “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?…Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” 2nd Corinthians 6:14-18 (condensed)

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Yes, God promises in this above passage, to begin to deal with us as sons and daughters if we will only separate ourselves from all these evil influences! And once this is accomplished, God will continue a good work in our lives to clean up our defiled soul-temple, and fill our hearts with all precious and pleasant treasures of His goodness and love.

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Oh yes, there will be many fiery trials ahead for God’s people! But God promises to bring us through each and every fire of great tribulation! And slowly and imperceptibly, we will more and more be transformed into the purified likeness of holy and gentle Jesus!

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TO READ PART 2, CLICK HERE…Daily Devotional, Year 3 – April 17 (Television and The Image That Speaks, Part 2: “The Iron Furnace of Hate Television”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to not allow myself to become programmed into Satan’s worldly philosophies, via these high-tech devices…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Television & The Image That Speaks” , or you can also read… “Mark of the Beast & Seal of God”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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SATAN’S WAVE OF WATER CONSTELLATION

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“For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.” Psalm 32:6

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The majestic waves of the sea. One of the most beautiful creations in nature! The sounds of the crashing surf! The moist wind and spray upon one’s face! Truly, standing upon the sand, and facing the ocean surf overwhelms all the human senses! It’s quite an exhilarating experience to say the least!

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But the ocean and the surf, and the sand were created by God, not merely for beauty’s sake; but also to teach. And the Bible has interwoven many aspects of nature into the Gospel story. And these various things in nature were created by God to instruct Mankind in Bible truths, both good and bad.

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Revelation 12 Dragon w/text

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Waves are used in Scripture to represent both good as well as bad things. And in the black sea of the heavens, is seen a constellation of a dragon. And this dragon is spewing a wave of water out of his mouth. And this article will explore just what all this means. And the Reader is invited to come and behold secrets in the Stars, which have been hidden since Creation; but now are being revealed by God, for such a time as this. So come along and behold these grand heavenly pictures which our great God has inscribed, in the heavenly scroll, and stretched, even from sky to sky.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction” or you can also read… “The Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

“October 28th (But I Just Watch The Good Programs!)”

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