Today’s Devotional – August 9th (TV & The Beast’s Mark! Part 1)

By admin On July 27th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – August 9th

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Television & The Beast’s Mark! Part 1

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TALKING IMAGE PROPHESIED OF…

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“And he (the 2nd Beast) had power to give life unto the image of the (1st) Beast, that the image of the (1st) Beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the (1st) Beast should be killed.” Revelation 13:15

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TELEVISION: GREATEST INVENTION EVER? 

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Is the above title true? Is television the greatest invention ever? Well, probably many people have many different ideas about that question. But one thing is for sure: television has had an enormous impact upon the world! And it has found its way into more and more homes around the world, in ever-increasing numbers.

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Truly in many households, it has become the centerpiece of everyday life! And also, it makes a wonderful babysitter for the young, and even a faithful friend to the old and to the infirm and to the confined.

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But television has not remained constant. No, television has devolved from a somewhat quasi-moral beginning, and has gradually slipped down, down, down, into deeper and deeper decadence and immorality. Since its first appearance in the mid 20th Century, it has morphed from a “Leave It To Beaver” mentality to a…well…let it suffice to say: it’s less than it once was, to put it mildly!

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Family watching television, c. 1958 wikipedia public domain

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MIND CONTROL!

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Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causes to err from the words of knowledge.” Prov. 19:27

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This above verse cautions us to be careful about what we hear! False instruction has a deleterious effect upon our heart and soul!

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TV – Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

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HIGH-TECH BRAIN-WASHING

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Of course, the Enemy of Souls understands this, and in these last days, Satan has developed the means of exerting mind-control over the masses: Christian and secular alike!

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Yes, Satan knows that he is in danger of losing control over humanity, in these last days! And so, in effort to marshal his vast armies, he has developed the means of “brain-washing” and exerting mind-control, via the high-tech devices now being used by more and more of the world’s population!

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Oh yes, these devices have a seemingly benign purpose for communication.

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But this devotional will attempt to show how “seemingly” good things are being used also as tools of Satan to control the minds of the people and nations around the world.

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“THEY (the peoples of the world)

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SHOULD MAKE AN IMAGE TO THE BEAST”…

Revelation 13:14

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TV_highquality.jpgTelevision is Satan’s Ultimate Mind-Control Device! It is a very powerful medium. The music, the lighting, the drama, the false goodness. Television, Internet, radio, etc., possess a powerful persuasion that is often more than Human-kind can resist.

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As one world leader once put it, “If you tell a lie often enough and loud enough, eventually people will begin to believe it!” And television not only tells such lies 24/7/365, but also dresses up those lies, making them look and sound very appealing, mingling them with truth and beauty. 

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But what does this have to do with “Me” making an image to the Beast? After all, I’ve never even carved one single statue in my lifetime!

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But wait! If my character becomes conformed to the qualities which our modern-media society compels us to conform to…then I become an image…an image to Satan’s world…and ultimately, into an image of Satan, though to a lesser degree! In a very real sense, I have carved an idol in my heart!

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THE TRUE IMAGE IS IN MY OWN HEART

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So now it begins to be seen that this image is much more than just television. It really has to do with just who is sitting upon the throne of my heart. What or who a person worships, is really about whoever a man, or woman, or child gives homage to; and the modern media is all about character. 

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Just listen… “And (the False Prophet) deceiveth them that dwell on the earth…saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast…” Revelation 13:14. 

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Notice that it says here that the people of the world are commanded to, “make an image to the beast”. Now obviously, not every person is making a television, are they? But those in the world who are being conformed to the image of the Beast (this Anti-Christian world system) are making an image, right in their very own heart!

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EVIL COMMUNICATIONS CORRUPT

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And what about this next passage?… “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Put away from thee an  evil mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.” Proverbs: 4:23, 24. Incredible! This verse warns him that the heart, above all things, must be protected. 

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When I seek after the companionship of television or radio, I slowly and imperceptibly become like the programs watched, or listened to, to a certain degree.

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If the program is constantly pointing the accusing finger at others, this will rub off on the listener.

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If the program displays violence and murders being committed…the viewer becomes desensitized to violence and even murder!

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If the show has joking and jesting, then the viewer tends to become a jester.

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If it is sensual, his or her heart tends toward sensuality.

TV: The Ultimate Mind-Control Device

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If it is about atheistic science and other faithless ideologies…it tends to inspire faithlessness and false science within the viewer.

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If it is filled with common and worldly chatter, the listener will speak as the world speaks, instead of as Jesus spoke!

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And on and on it goes!

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“THEY HAVE NO CHANGES”

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

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In the simplest terms, a person becomes changed into the image of what he or she fills up the heart and mind with.  This, by the way, is the essence of what the Mark of the Beast is all about: whose image, whose likeness have I been filling up my heart with?

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And on Judgment Day, it says… “As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when Thou awakest, Thou shalt despise their image.” Psalm 73:20. 

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Yes, we’ve all wondered if God has been asleep on the job. But that Day is coming! And God will not be slumbering on that Day! And it will be revealed to each of us, just whose character has been impressed upon the tablets of our heart!

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TO READ PART 2, CLICK HERE…” August 10th (TV & The Beast’s Mark! Part 2)”

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the strength and desire to flee from these evil influences which corrupt my heart, and begin to fill my soul with Heavenly influences…

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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

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“THE SCORNER (THE PHARISEE)”

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“For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, AN EVIL EYE, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.” Mark 7:18-23 

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Please tilt your head to the left. Do you see a man with a very long pointed nose. (Obviously, the sketch to the right is just an exaggeration in order to help you find the face in the photo to the left.)

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Do you see an angry look? His right eye-brow is raised as if he is judging.

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This second face in the Moon appears to be that of a combination of a man as well as a fox. Or maybe a wolf. Doesn’t he have a long narrow nose like a wolf or fox? Maybe even a dog. Nevertheless, the expression on his face, as he appears to look down upon the Earth, is that of scorn. Unlike the first Moon-man’s sad shock and awe; this ‘man/fox/wolf/dog’ appears to be that of anger and scorn. As if he is disgusted at the sinful planet below. He is very moral, you see!

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THIS BEAST WITHIN

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Well, the Bible has much to say about Pharisees.

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And the Bible has much to say about wolves, and foxes, and dogs. And this wolf-face inscribed in the Moon has much to tell us about ourselves!

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So if you are a truth-seeker, then this article will be an eye-opener, as we explore just what the Bible has to say about these things. And the fact is, this Pharisee Moon-Beast is in the heart of each and every human.

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And so, if you (or I) find that this wolf-man has some things in common, please don’t despair! For God is giving us these signs, while there still is time. While there still is hope!

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James Tissot – The Pharisee and Publican – Brooklyn Museum & Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 2nd Face: The Evil-Eyed Pharisee Scorner” 

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TOMORROW:

” August 10th (TV & The Beast’s Mark! Part 2)”

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