Today’s Devotional – April 26th (Television: Enchanted Ground!)

By admin On April 25th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional -April 26th

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Television: “Enchanted Ground!”

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“Beware! Ye Are On Enchanted Ground!”

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In John Bunyan’s earth-shaking allegory, Pilgrim’s Progress, there was an episode in which the two pilgrims crossed over the Enchanted Ground.

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Afraid of becoming sleepy, they began a conversation to keep from falling asleep.

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On Enchanted Ground – Pilgrim’s Progress – Public Domain

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TV VERY INFECTIOUS!

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Now of course, this book by John Bunyan was so prophetic, that this allegorical episode has even more relevance today, than it did back in Bunyan’s day!

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Take television, for instance.

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After just one day of watching all the fun and entertaining programs, the Christian is little more ready for Jesus to come, than maybe a secular person!

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As The Preacher warned…“For a dream cometh through the multitude of business…” Ecclesiastes 5:3.

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Just as this above verse warns, it is easy to allow all the earthy pleasures and proud pursuits of this busy-busy work-a-day world to begin to eclipse our relationship with our Lord.

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ABOVE PICTURE: TV indoctrination – www.signsofheaven.org

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VIGILANCE LOST BY WATCHING T.V.

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The Bible clearly warns…

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

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Yes, as this verse warns, there are many who try to tell us that evil communications do NOT corrupt Christian character.

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But “be not deceived”, O Pilgrim of the Cross!

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Even the most amiable programs will put the viewer into a totally disarmed spirit!

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The spirit of watchfulness is quickly lost!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Unfunny Judgment Day Cartoon – companys-coming 

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BIBLE FOREWARNED OF TOTAL APOSTASY!

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And so, it is no wonder that the Bible forewarned of a great apostasy…

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“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things…” 2nd Timothy 4:3-5

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Yes, this above passage presents a condition of total apostasy in Christendom!

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And notice that Paul here contrasts this forewarning of total apostasy by counseling Timothy, “But watch thou in all things!”

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ABOVE PICTURE: The Pied Piper of Television – www.signsofheaven.org

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“CHRISTIAN” TELEVISION NO BETTER!

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And just a short viewing of “Christian” TV networks reveals that the same giddiness and spiritual lethargy of the world has even infiltrated into the ranks of the Christian Community!

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And all one has to do, is to look at how well Christians have merged with unbelievers!

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Yes, today’s average Christian shares much the same entertainment: comedy, sports, news, dramas, talk shows, and a vast array of other types of social intercourse with unbelievers!

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Comedy – Joking – Lowie from The Laugh Factory – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TELEVISION: OPIATE FOR THE MASSES!

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And by mingling ourselves with the world, and even with worldly Christians, we will catch that “enchanted-ground” spirit, and quickly fall into a narcotic-like stupor!http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg 

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And that is one very big reason why Paul warned the Church…“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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This above passage shows that we cannot assume that God will even treat us as His children until we are ready to separate ourselves from every unnecessary worldly association!

 

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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PRAY FOR DELIVERANCE!

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O fellow Christian! If you or I are in a situation which demands that we must watch television, such as family or career situations, we really need to pray for wisdom and grace, to help us solve such a great dilemma!

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After all, souls are hanging in the balance!

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Listen again to Paul’s warning… “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. Awake to righteousness…” 1st Corinthians 15:33, 34.

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Did you notice that this passage compares evil communications with being spiritually asleep?

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Do you think that perhaps God had the modern high-tech devices in mind when He spoke these words through Paul?

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Of course He did!

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ABOVE PICTURE: television & the image of Satan – www.signsofheaven.org

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“WATCHMAN, WATCHMAN, WHAT OF THE NIGHT?”

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We are to be watchmen on the walls of Zion! And that’s why Satan invented the TV! To put God’s watchmen to sleep!

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Listen to this prophecy… “His watchmen are blind… sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber….and they are shepherds that cannot understand…Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.” Isaiah 56:10-12 (condensed for brevity and clarity).

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This prophecy seems to have a dramatic application for today!

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And so, if ever there was a time to beware that we are standing on Enchanted Ground, it is now!

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We are to be spiritually alert!

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We must wake up and trim our lamps!

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There is not a moment to lose!

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SOLDIERS OF THE CROSS, ARMOR UP! THE HOUR IS AT HAND!!!

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ABOVE PICTURE: soldiers of the cross – armor up! – www.signsofheaven.org

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the strength to walk away from the high-tech devices that so easily put Christians into a spiritual slumber. Wake me up Lord, and make me a vigilant watchman….

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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 10th (Television in a Perfect World!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman…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…And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” Revelation 12:1, 3, 15

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LOCATION…

winter four constellations

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The Wave Constellation is primarily comprised of the Auriga Constellation plus one star from Taurus, plus one more star. The Winter Constellations are depicted in this below sketch to the right, and shows this constellation group as they are seen in early winter, as they rise in the eastern skies. The Woman is in the north. The Dragon and Orion are farther south from the Woman.

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WINTER CONSTELLATIONS-SEEN IN FALL: This sketch to the right is how this constellation group appears in the eastern sky in fall. This is the four primary constellations of the Winter Constellations. They can be seen in this position, in the late fall above the eastern horizon. The Woman of Revelation 12 is commonly called Ursa Major or The Big Dipper and appears in the north. Orion the Soldier is the at the bottom is to the south of the Woman. The The Dragon of Revelation Constellation’s mouth isThe Hyades Cluster, and the tip of his tail is Pleiades, and his Wave of Water is primarily the Auriga constellation. The Glorious Horse Constellation head is of Perseus Constellation and his rear end is Cassiopeia Constellation.

(Editor’s note: It is impossible to make this chart accurate, and visually correct, because the dome effect of the sky makes these constellations look different than they appear when placed on flat paper.)

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FLOOD WATERS…

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No matter where this constellation is in the night sky, this wave of water is always going towards the path of the Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness). This wave of water is made of the Auriga Constellation plus two fainter stars closer to the Dragon’s mouth. Let’s see what Scripture has to say about flood waters.

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“And the serpent cast out of his mouth WATER AS A FLOOD after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood..” Revelation 12:12. So what do these flood waters represent? Does the Bible have anything to say about Satan’s flood-waters?

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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:

“April 27th (How Do I Become Holy?”

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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