Today’s Devotional – July 10th (Satan Never Takes a Vacation!)

By admin On July 9th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – July 10th

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Satan Never Takes Vacations!

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Caf%C3%A9_de_Flore.jpgIn this work-a-day world, it is always nice to get away from the humdrum routine.

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And so, in this affluent society, many will hop in the car and go somewhere: to the beach, to the mountains, to some nice resort. Yes, there are countless things to do in this very interesting world! .

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Jesus also liked to get away, during His earthly ministry. Every night, He would retire to some quiet get-away, and spend hours in prayer to His Heavenly Father. And this deep communion would give Him the refreshment and renewal of Spirit, to get Him through another day.

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Café de Flore coffee house – wikipedia – public domain

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SATAN NEVER TAKES TIME OFF!

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But have you ever noticed that when on a vacation, it seems that some incident happens on the last day? Maybe some squabble. Maybe some little injustice. Maybe some injury. Or maybe just some really rude comment. But whatever it happens to be, that incident usually results in hurt feelings or high tensions, or sadness.

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But why does it usually happen on the last day or so? Is it merely because everyone is tired? Or is there a spiritual reason?

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Well, there are a few of us who firmly believe that God keeps Satan at bay, but sometimes releases him on the last day or so, as an act of mercy. In other words, God doesn’t wish to spoil the whole vacation, so He holds Satan back from spoiling our long-anticipated time of rest and fun! But then may finally release him on the last day, to lay his trap for us. 

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Devil-goat wikipedia public domain

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THIS WORLD IS OUR TRAINING GROUND!

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But we have to keep in mind that this life is a training and testing ground for the https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Como-investir-ouro.jpgChristian. God didn’t put us here merely to have a nice peaceful life. But God has put us in this selfish world, as an arena in which He can mold and hew us into the image of Christ, And so, while God loves to give us times of peace and rest, He also must give us trials and temptations.

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Listen… “And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on My name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is My people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.” Zechariah 13:9.

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Yes, God has chosen a remnant from among His professed people, with whom He will refine as gold is refined in the fire, for the ultimate purpose of purifying them into His likeness.

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Gold bars – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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GOD TRIES OUR HEARTS EVERY MOMENT!

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After all, the Bible reveals that…  “What is man…that Thou (God) should visit him every morning, and try him every moment?” Job 7:17, 18. 

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Yes, the more that a Christian matures in the faith, the more that he or she realizes that every moment of the day is an opportunity to learn and progress in the Christian faith.

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Oh yes, quite often it is Satan who lays some sort of trap for us.

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But God only allows those trials which will ultimately be for our further benefit. Listen… “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

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And the more we improve on these little opportunities, the faster we will rise to new heights in our spiritual walk.

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

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SATAN DOESN’T TAKE VACATIONS!

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And so, as a word of caution and encouragement, the Christian is advised to not let our guard down, just because we are on vacation, remembering that Satan never takes a day off!

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We need to be ever watchful and vigilant against the attacks and pitfalls that the enemy will use against us.

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And not just on the last day of our vacation, but every day of our vacation, and every day of the year!

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council wikipedia US public domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to understand that this world is a battlefield, and let me not become complacent and spiritually drowsy! But let me be ever watchful and alert to his devices…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Revelation 12 Fleeing Woman: “I Say Unto All…Watch!”” or you can also read… ” June 24th (The War Nobody Prepared For!)”

 

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THE END

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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ORION THE SOLDIER

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The pagan cultures saw this incredible constellation as a hunter, with a club. Well, they weren’t too far off. Actually, God created it to appear like a soldier. This is because all nature presents aspects of the Gospel.

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Listen… “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1. And so now we are amazed to discover that beyond the awesome grandeur of the starry night-heavens, God has actually written the Love of God in the heavenly scroll.   

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Orionurania wikipedia public domain

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7 MAJOR STARS OF ORION…

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Orion Constellation can best be seen all winter (but even in August in the pre-http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:25_Orionis_location.pngdawn hours of morning in eastern skies) traveling east to west through the night, in mid-sky. To find the seven major stars of Orion (one star on each shoulder and one star on each foot, plus the three stars which make his belt), you can locate on just about any clear night regardless of the blackness of the night. To find Orion’s other stars, you need more star-visibility…a darker, moonless night, and possibly away from city lights.

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ABOVE PICTURE – winter constellations – Orion & Revelation 12 Dragon (Hyades, Pleiades, etc…) seen at Eagle Ridge – Signs Of Heaven.org – Not for profit use!

Orion wikimedia share-alike license

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Orion the Soldier (Armor of God)” 

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TOMORROW:

“July 11th (Marching Against the Flow!)”

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

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