Today’s Devotional – April 13th (The Ultimate TV Censoring-Device!)

By admin On April 12th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – April 13th

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The Ultimate TV Censoring-Device!

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The Bible says… “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 1st Corinthians 15:33.

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And let’s face it! There’s so much on TV that definitely fits the category of, “evil communications”!

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Correct?

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THE ULTIMATE CENSORING DEVICE

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Well, but suppose you could put a device on your television that would clean up all the bad language!

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Kind-of an ultimate TV Censoring-Device! And this device would black-out any naughty jokes and suggestive innuendos, too! And this device could eliminate any violence or murders and all explicit scenes!

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And this device could even eliminate any references to evolution any other unbiblical ideology! 

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THEN WOULD TV BE ACCEPTABLE?

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Anyway, let’s just suffice say, this ultimate TV censuring-device does an even better job thahttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1a/Thumb_up_icon.svg/200px-Thumb_up_icon.svg.pngn the television of the 50’s. Much better!

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Well, that would be quite an invention, now wouldn’t it?

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Then Christians could watch TV and not have concern about the negative influences that TV exerts on them and their children. Right?

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Well, let’s take a moment to explore television in the light of God’s Word.

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FOOLISH TALK & JESTING (JOKING)?

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Take for instance the following passage… “But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianity-Jesus_Christ_Died_for_your_Sin.jpg filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.” Ephesians 5:3, 4.

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Now just how much of the conversations on TV, are filled with foolish talk and jesting (joking)? Quite a bit!

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And ask yourself this question: “Did Jesus engage in foolish talk or jesting (joking), during His ministry on earth?”

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Not one little bit, did He?

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So why would we, who claim to be His followers, enjoy listening to such ungodly and frivolous conversation?

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TO WALK EVEN AS JESUS WALKED

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After all, isn’t our goal to become Christ-like in every way?

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Listen… “He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked.” 1st John 2:6.

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And couple this verse with this following verse… “And every man that hath this hope in Him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.” 1st John 3:3.

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And so, with these two verses in mind, just how are we to walk even as He walked, and purify ourselves, even as He is pure, if we are filling our minds with all the giddiness, and common talk that airs on television from sun-up to sundown each and every day?

 

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“THE DAY OF THE LORD SHALL BE UPON…ALL PLEASANT PICTURES”

Isaiah 2:12, 16

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And just think about it! How are we and our children to ever focus our lives on our Heavenward sojourn, if we allow the television to plant all those “pleasant pictures” into our hearts and minds, concerning all the worldly dreams and earthly pleasures and proud pursuits which the television is constantly churning out?

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ABOVE PICTURE: Dream Maker of Babylon – Signs Of Heaven.org

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WARN THE WORLD, BUT DO NOT PARTAKE OF IT!

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TV indoctrination

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Listen to God’s warning… “And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Luke 21:34-36.

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This above passage warns us to not allow the cares and pleasures of the world to take control of the thoughts of our heart.

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We are supposed to be warning the world to flee from the wrath to come!

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But instead, we let our children fill their minds and become overcharged with the cares and pleasures of this present world, by watching the TV!

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COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM!

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Well, a lot more could be said concerning these things. But let it suffice to simply offer this last Scripture… “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 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 Cor. 6:14, 17, 18.

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If we had no other passage than this one, this alone makes an eloquent argument in favor of not watching television.

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After all, don’t we want God to be our Father?

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And don’t we want God to deal with us as sons and daughters?

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Well of course we do!

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“COME OUT OF HER (BABYLON) MY PEOPLE!”

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So, as far as possible, we need to separate ourselves from all unnecessary unions with the world.

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No we cannot come all the way out of the world.

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But we can come a good way out…if we choose to!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me a great desire to conform my life into Thy likeness. Help me to redeem the time, since we are so close to the end. Give me a daily watchfulness…

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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… January 3rd (Television & the Image That Speaks)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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1st FACE…THE NIGHT WATCHMAN

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“MOON IS CONFOUNDED”… The first face, a man’s face, is easy to see. It is that proverbial ‘Man in the Moon’. Most have seen it. Even as little children. (The other two faces are not so easy to see. But let’s concentrate on the first face.) Notice that the ‘Man in the Moon’ appears as though he is looking down at the Earth. ‘Shock and Awe’. That’s the look on his face. Sadness too! You might even see the tears running down his cheeks. (“Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.” Psalm 119:136) The Moon is spoken of as a “faithful witness”. God’s covenanted law is spoken of as a faithful witness as well. Listen to the Psalmist…

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“It (God’s covenant with David [i.e., Christ]) shall be established for ever as the Moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.” Psalm 89:37. Notice here that God is comparing His Covenant to the Moon as a “faithful witness”. The Moon reflects the light of the Sun, just as Christians should reflect the light of the Sun of Righteousness, Jesus, who should be in their daily lives. And so the Moon fulfills the verse from Psalms which proclaims… “Praise ye him, Sun and Moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.” Psalm 148:3

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman”

 

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TOMORROW:

“April 14th (John’s Promise!)” 

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