Today’s Devotional – August 24th (Sodom Rising! Part 3: Heart Purification)

By admin On August 8th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – August 24th

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Sodom Rising! Part 3: “Heart Purification”

TO READ PART 1, CLICK HERE… “August 22nd (Sodom Rising!)”

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In yesterday’s devotional, the phenomenon that appalls and perplexes Christians, is that Sodom & http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svgGomorrah seems to be springing up all around us, just as surely as those flood-waters, when the fountains of the deep broke forth in Noah’s day!

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And so many Christians are asking the question, “What am I to do about this? How can I keep my children from being exposed to all this?”

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But there is another group, which is also asking the question, “How can I be delivered from my terrible sin of Sodomy?”

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And so, today’s devotional picks up where we left off yesterday… 

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GOD HAS GIVEN THE WORLD UP!

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Three times in Romans, God repeats Himself… “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves…For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another…And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;” Romans 1:24-28

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In other words, the sins of Sodom and bestiality are signs that God has finally washed His hands of this world! We are at the end! Oh yes, God is still saving individuals. But no more is He restraining Mankind’s lust for sin! Judgment is now upon us! And so, don’t think that things cannot grow worse! We can look forward to even more unthinkable sins, such as necromancy, and cannibalism of family members!

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SATAN WILL CONTINUE TO ASSAULT!

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Now we have some very Good News to share! Yes, God is even more powerful than the sins of Sodom and bestiality! And for those who wish to follow Jesus, and forsake those sins, God promises… “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1st John 1:9.

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Yes, God can cleanse those caught up in sexual lust. Now that doesn’t mean that Satan won’t try to tempt the cleansed one back into those sins. Yes, they may be plagued by temptations for years. And one can expect that Satan will put forth satanic power to remove that person’s attraction to the opposite gender! No, Satan wants to keep this delusion going. And so, one can expect great resistance and opposition from Satan and his angels, just as an ex-alcoholic might expect in his or her fight against returning to drunkenness!

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But God is merciful! These two sins won’t continually torment the true child of God! Just as the smoker or drug addict will eventually enjoy freedom from those sins, so too those given to sensual lusts will likewise eventually experience the same freedom!

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

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FORSAKING ALL TO FOLLOW JESUS

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“And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed Him. ” Luke 5:11

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But as with any sin, those who are serious about following Jesus, must forsake all and follow Him! And part of forsaking all, is giving up all ungodly associations, such as TV, alcohol, magazines, sensual music, and all the rest of this ungodly world! The heart must become pure once again. And let’s face it! The modern-media is so saturated with these lusts, that it would be spiritual suicide to allow such powerful sounds and images to leaven the heart!

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And so, the disciple of Jesus, after dispensing with all ungodly associations, begins instead to fill his or her mind with the pure words of God! Yes, here is the lost key to Salvation: to forsake the pleasures and proud pursuits of this selfish world! And instead, to contemplate God’s Word along with unceasing prayer through our days and nights, are what today’s pulpits no longer stress! But this is the remedy for all sin, including the sin of Sodom, bestiality, adultery, fornication, anger, gluttony, etc..

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Christ calling His Disciples by Edward Armitage – 1869 – courtesy Wikigallery.com – Public Domain

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PURIFY YOUR HEARTS, YE DOUBLE-MINDED!

 

ABOVE PICTURE: Most Holy Place in the heart - Signs Of HeavenJames 4:8

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Now don’t think it will be easy! No, as with anything worthwhile, it will take a struggle!

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But we have a wonderful promise… “Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:6

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And so, we all have our work cut out for us. And no, we become fully engaged in this purification process, by no means to EARN Salvation. But because God has given us the FREE GIFT of Salvation, and by the indwelling of the Spirit of Holiness, we are given the insatiable desire to overcome the world!

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And we rejoice in the promise that… “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son.” Revelation 21:7.

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PICTURE – Most Holy Place of the Heart – Signs Of Heaven

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To read part 4, click here… “FEBRUARY 6 (Sodom Rising, Part 4: True Manliness!)”

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to become fully engaged in the process of purification of my heart! Keep back Thy servant from all ungodly associations, and instead to hide Thy Word in my heart. Give me a love for unceasing prayer and watchfulness…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)” or you can also read… December 13 (The Christian: A Living Sanctuary)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“Multitudes, multitudes in the ‘Valley of Decision’…

 

for the day of the Lord is near in the ‘Valley of Decision’.”

 

Joel 3:14

 

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AT THE CROSSROADS OF LIFE…

 

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As we all know, life is made up of one decision after another. Some are of little consequence. Others are more important. And then there are those times which require life-changing decisions.

 

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The Bible speaks of the Valley of Decision…“Multitudes, multitudes in the ‘Valley of Decision’…for the day of the Lord is near in the ‘Valley of Decision’.”  Joel 3:14. Of course, this valley is a spiritual concept and not a literal place.

 

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But God has inscribed this very truth in the heavens. It is called “The Valley of Decision” Constellation. It speaks of that valley that each person must walk through.

 

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LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION GROUP…

 

Valley of Decision + O Destroying Mountain Constellation Group

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Look eastward in the early summer through fall. Find the Cassiopeia Constellation. Cassiopeia is the Mount of Blessing. In the sketch, it is the farthest mountain to the left. In the sky, it is the northern-most of these three mountains when facing eastward. It resembles a pyramid. Then find the next pyramid to its right (south). Then go a little further south to the next third pyramid. The third snow-cap is the Destroying Mountain Constellation. These three pyramids are the snow-capped portion of these three mountains in this sketch. (of course, you won’t see the snow-caps in the sky. They are just an embellishment in this sketch to present a concept-EDITOR).                                                                                                  .

 

“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” Micah 4:1, 2

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Valley of Decision & O Destroying Mtn. Constellations

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THE VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP. They appear in mid-summer in the eastern skies in pre-dawn hours. These are made of Cassiopeia (mount on left), and various stars from the Andromeda Constellation (valley) Pegasus (Mount of Cursing (middle mount) & Destroying Mount (right)), and Pisces (Broad Way to Hell). The galaxy which appears to be climbing the Mountain of Blessing is the Andromeda Galaxy

 

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The above Wikipedia star-chart shows this amazing constellation group as it appears from June to fall, just prior to the winter constellation group. Actually, this Valley of Decision Constellations appear in early summer in the pre-dawn hours. (Editor of this website has sketched in this constellation group onto this above Wikipedia star-chart.) 

 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The ‘Valley of Decision’ Constellation” 

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TOMORROW:

August 25th (End-Time Exodus! Part 1)

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