Daily Devotional, Year 3 – May 4 (Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan! Part 5: “Secularism: From Such, Withdraw!”)

By admin On September 1st, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – May 4

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Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan! Part 5: “Secularism: ‘From Such, Withdraw!'”

To read Part 1, click here… FEBRUARY 3 (Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan!)

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One of the craziest ideas to ever emerge from the apostate church-world is the idea that Christians should form secular friendships, in hopes of converting those unbelievers into Christianity.

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But the fact is, in 9 out of 10 cases, the Christian is the only one who get converted: converted back into the world! 

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“COME OUT FROM AMOING THEM!”

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The Bible gives us crystal-clear counsel…“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PS_Kr%C3%B8yer_-_Hip_hip_hurra!_Kunstnerfest_p%C3%A5_Skagen_1888.jpgunrighteousness?…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, 17, 18 (to read entire passage, go here…2nd Corinthians 6:14-18)

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Here above is just one of many Bible passages which exhorts and warns Christians against forming alliances with unbelievers. And even though we must work side-by-side with unbelievers each day, we must not form personal friendships. Sin is not lacking in such friendships!

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UNHOLY ALLIANCES

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But Christians commit an even greater sin, in forming unholy alliances with the unbelieving world! Yes, one of the greatest abominations occur on a daily basis, right in the home of a vast number of Christian households!

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And just what abomination do Christians commit right in their very home?

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SECULAR ASSOCIATIONS VIA TELEVISION, ETC…

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When we who take the holy name of Jesus Christ on our lips, comingle with thehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TV-icon-novela-current.svg secular world via television, radio, Internet, etc., we are doing exactly what the Lord warns us not to do!

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That’s right! When we and our children spend time each day watching or listening to secularists on our high-tech devices, we are violating God’s sacred counsel given in 2nd Corinthians 6:14-18, to “Come out from among them, and be ye separate!”

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“EVIL COMMUNICATIONS”television

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And don’t think for a minute that such evil comminications is harmless! No, the Bible clearly warns us to, “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 1st Corinthians 15:33

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Yes, all our daily fellowship with unbelievers will imperceptibly transform our heart into the image of this Antichrist world!

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CORRUPTED HEARTS

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And whatever wholesome influences which we have already hidden in our heart will only be compromised and infected by our ungodly associations via the television, radio, Internet, newspapers, magazines, novels, etc…

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And what about our children? They are 10 times more easily influenced by television watching, etc., than we are.

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“IF YE WILL NOT DRIVE (THEM OUT)…”

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Now, listen to this threat made by God to His people…“But if ye will not The Pied Piper of Televisiondrive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell. Moreover it shall come to pass, that I shall do unto you, as I thought to do unto them.” Numbers 33:55, 56

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This fearful warning to God’s Old Testament people is just as relevant to we New Testament Believers today. If we insist on retaining secular associations, whether in our neighborhood, or on our high-tech devices, we can only expect to hear the curses of God. We can only expect to receive curses in our family. We will mourn and weep as we one day witness our children walk away from Christianity and wholeheartedly cast themselves into the secular world!

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“BE AFFLICTED AND MOURN AND WEEP!”

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Well, the Good News is that God is allowing us time to correct our errors. And the letter by James gives us the prescription for spiritual healing…“Ye adulterers http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_198722/William-Brassey-Hole/The-sorrow-of-king-Davidand adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God…Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.” James 4:4, 8-10

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This above remedy from James really hits the proverbial nail on the head! And if I find that I have been careless in my associations, I can fall to my spiritual knees and beg and plead for cleansing and restoration.

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And I must not cease from beseeching the Lord until God’s blessings begin to fall upon my longing and hungry soul!

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David’s sorrow – Wikigallery – Public Domain

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And then, I can one day say along with the Sweet Psalmist of Israel…

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“I waited patiently for the LORD;

and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

He brought me up also out of an horrible pit,

out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a Rock,

and established my goings.

And He hath put a new song in my mouth,

even praise unto our God:

many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.”

Psalm 40:1-3

 

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TO READ PART 6, GO HERE…July 10 (Our Favorite Babysitter: Satan! Part 6: “How To Raise Up Little Hybrid ‘Shiglets!’” CONTINUED)

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TODAY’S PRAYER

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Dear Lord, Help me to remove these abominations from out of my life. Restore me to Thy place of refuge and safety…

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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… February 16th (Joys of Parenthood!)” 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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THE SWINE: “LUST OF THE FLESH”

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“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” 1st John 2:16

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This article will introduce this third beast-like face, inscribed in the Moon: a swine. And it will be shown that the three beast-like faces in the Moon, represent the concept taught in the above verse 2nd face in moon "The Swine"concerning “the lust moonstars_noao-nasa no copyright claimof the flesh…the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life”. 

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It has become apparent that the second face in the Moon, besides appearing as a wolf-like beast, also appears as a Swine. Let’s explore this concept, for a moment. First of all, when a person sees the second face up in the sky, it’s arguable whether or not it looks like a swine. But it must be conceded that the photos do indeed make it appear as if this character has a “sawed-off” snout like a swine. And of course, a swine is spoken of quite frequently in Scripture.

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“GRACE ABOUNDING TO THE CHIEF OF SINNERS”

by J. Bunyan

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John Bunyan, the author of the earth-shaking allegorical tale, “Pilgrim’s Progress”seems to have caught the essence of the meaning behind clean and unclean beasts. He saw why God made a distinction based on the feet as well as the diet of these beasts, as stated in the following Bible verse…

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“Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth… Nevertheless… the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.” Leviticus 11:2,4,7 

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Why did God makes the feet and the diet of the beasts of the earth the criterion for this distinction between clean and unclean beasts? How odd!

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Engraving of Pilgrim: “Christian in Pilgrim’s Progress” wikipedia U.S. public domain.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Moon Into Blood: Addendum to 2nd Face: The Swine Eater

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TOMORROW…

May 5 (Planet Earth, Devil’s Island, Part 6: “Are We In Hell?”)

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