Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 3 (He That Keepeth His Mouth, Part 2: “Pearls Before Swine!”)

By admin On April 17th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 3

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He That Keepeth His Mouth, Part 2: “Pearls Before Swine!”

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“Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise:

and he that shutteth his lips

is esteemed a man of understanding.”

Proverbs 17:28

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Have you ever had your Miranda Rights read to you?

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You know….“You have the right to remain silent. Whatever you say can and will be used against you in a court of law…”

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Well, these rights are read to everyone who gets arrested, so that they understand just what are their rights, and the legal dangers of speaking to the police without their lawyers present.

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And, this earthly judicial act makes a wonderful analogy for a very important heavenly concept.

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Border police reads Miranda Rights – Wikipedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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CHRISTIANS, THE ENEMIES OF SATAN

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You see, we live in a world which is currently under the authority of evil powers, which long ago rebelled against Heaven.

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And those who have been chosen out of this world are now the enemies of those evil spiritual forces.

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And while it is the divine commission to evangelize as many new converts to Christianity as possible, it is the mission of all these evil forces to prevent that from happening!

 

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

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SATAN LAYS SNARES FOR HEAVENWARD PILGRIMS 

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And so, when a person begins the upward Christian sojouhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MUTCD_CW20-2.svgrn out of this world, it is always Satan’s objective to trip up that Christian in one way or another.

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Oh yes, Satan’s great desire is to turn back that Christian altogether, so that he or she will return to pursuing the pleasures and ambitious attainments of this present world: a hellish detour sign, so to speak!

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Detour Sign – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“GIVE NONE OCCASION TO THE ADVERSARY TO SPEAK REPROACHFULLY”

1st Timothy 5:14

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But one of Satan’s collateral attacks is to try to destroy that Christian’s testimony before unbelievers and nominal church-brethren.https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Talk_face.svg

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Thus, Satan will try to capitalize on a Christian’s ignorance of the Scriptures, setting up a pitfall for that Christian, based on his lack of discernment.

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And most of the time, those pitfalls have to do with the mouth. Maybe Satan can get us to join in some ungodly conversation. Or maybe he can provoke us to anger, thus provoking us into retaliating over some insulting remark made by another.

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Talking face – Wikimedia – GNU License

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“FILLED WITH ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS…DEBATE”

Romans 1:29 

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But quite often, Satan will attempt to ensnare the true worshiper in some theological debate with other church-goers.

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Here is a great snare for Christians, which usually ends up in a heated exchange, resulting in hurt feelings.

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Mocking Bird Argument – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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“THAT SPIRIT THAT NOW WORKS IN THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE”

Ephesians 2:2

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What the Christian always needs to keep in mind is that the church-world is filled http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anger_during_a_protest_by_David_Shankbone.jpgwith unbelievers who are merely church-goers, but not Spirit-filled Believers!

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Most church-goers are still under the influence of “another Spirit”. (see 2nd Corinthians 11:4)

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And so, it is totally futile to engage in debates over such theological questions, since they are indwelt by the “spirit of error”

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Anger during a protest – by David Shankbone – Wikimedia – Share-alike-License

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“SPIRIT OF TRUTH & THE SPIRIT OF ERROR”

1st John 4:6

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Listen to John’s account of the two spirits in the world…“They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.” 1st John 4:5, 6

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Here is seen that there is the Spirit of Truth, but also the “spirit of error” and does not hear the children of God.

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Anti-Christian Protest movement – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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And so, just how do we suppose that the “Spirit of Truth” can get into a debate with the, “spirit of error”?

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Question Marks – At a loss – svg – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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“YOUR FATHER THE DEVIL”

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Listen again, as Jesus speaks to the very people who claimed to be the children of God…“Why do ye not understand My speech? even because ye cannot hear My word. Ye are of your father the Devil,” John 8:43, 44

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Here above, Jesus explains to God’s professed people that they were incapable of hearing the Word of Christ, simply because they were children of the Devil, and not the children of God.

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Brooklyn Museum – The Pharisees Question Jesus – James Tissot – US Public Domain – Wikimedia

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“I WILL KEEP MY MOUTH WITH A BRIDLE”

Psalm 39:1

 

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Now listen to David as he explains his policy of godly silence when in the presence of the wicked…“I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me. I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.” Psalm 39:1, 2

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It’s not that David was completely silent and never spoke in the company of unbelievers.

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Rather, David understood that whatever he said would be later used against him.

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And so, he was careful about what he said.

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Saul attempts to Kill David – by Gustave Dore – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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“TIME TO KEEP SILENT & A TIME TO SPEAK”

Ecclesiastes 3:7

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Now listen to the Wise Man’s words regarding speaking and being silehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anger_during_a_protest_by_David_Shankbone.jpgnt.

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Listen to Solomon’s wisdom…“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;” Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7

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Yes, there is a time to keep silent and there is a time to speak.

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Anger during a protest – by David Shankbone – Wikimedia – Share-alike-License

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“SET ON FIRE OF HELL!”

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And speaking of the tongue, listen to this fiery passage from James… “And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of Hell.” James 3:6 (to read entire quote)

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The unbridled tongue is set on fire of Hell”.

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Brown tree snake Boiga wikipedia public domain

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SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

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But again, just how does one get control of the tongue?

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Well, that is why God gave us the Bible, to help us to overcome. Yes, the answer to any and all problems of life is found by studying the Bible.

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And it is those nagging sins which keep reoccurring that makes a Christian want to search for the solution.

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Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons lic. 

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“SWIFT TO HEAR, SLOW TO SPEAK”

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So just one more really great verse, concerning the tongue…http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DDLI.png

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“Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:” James 1:19

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This and many more verses warn Christians the importance of keeping silent. And we all need to heed these good warnings!

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Otherwise, we might just end up becoming some foolish editor of some Christian website which, “tells it like it is”, and is constantly, “setting other people straight!”

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Duct Tape Mouth – Wikimedia – Share-alike license

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to get control and complete victory over my tongue! Open my eyes to Your Holy Word, that I might understand just what it says. Give me the joy that is sure to come when I finally do get that victory…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”?” or you can also read… “Ark of the Covenant Constellation, Pt. 2: How To Enter The Most Holy Place”

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE SEEKER (THE SADDUCEE)

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(LOCATING THIS 3RD FACE)

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The 3rd face of the Moon is a bit more difficult to locate, because it is mostly upside down. But this photo and this sketch are how this face would appear if it was turned right side up. (In the southern hemisphere, however, this is how the Moon would appear.)

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The third face is the most difficult to see northern hemisphere, but once you do, it then becomes easy. This face is like a furry creature of the field. Maybe a rabbit. Maybe a squirrel. Perhaps a chipmunk. Probably a mouse. All “seekers”; all foragers or scavengers. And while this picture shows this little “beast of the field” right side up, this 3rd face is always pretty much in an upside down position. The other two faces appear right-side-up, and are easier to locate. This photo and this sketch are both turned around to help you see this 3rd face easily. This enhanced sketch to the above right is merely to help you to see this face more easily. (As already stated, this 3rd face is right side up in the southern hemisphere.)

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LOCATING 3rd FACE AT BEGINNING OF NIGHT

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But this sketch here to the right is how this 3rd face actually appears when the Full Moon is in the east, at the beginning of night, in the northern hemisphere. But all you can readily see is the 1st face.

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What you must do to see the 3rd face is to tilt your head to the right, 90 degrees.

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Do you see it? (You may find it easier if you just turn your screen on its left side, if you are using a laptop. But please don’t do anything to put your computer in jeopardy!)

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The easiest time of the month to actually see this face is when the Full Moon is in the east, just after dark. It then can be seen by tilting your head 90 degrees to the right. But as night progresses, the Moon rotates clockwise, until this face is completely upside down, as the Moon works its way to the west.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon into Blood Trilogy: 3rd Face: The Sadducee Seeker”

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TOMORROW:

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 4 (Revelation 18:2: A Cage of Every Unclean & Hateful Bird! Part 5: “Clean & Unclean Beasts”)

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