Today’s Devotional – July 11th (Marching Against the Flow!)

By admin On July 10th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – July 11th

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Marching Against the Flow!

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There is a saying in Christendom which goes like this… “If Satan isn’t coming against you, then perhaps you’re both traveling in the same direction!”

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It’s a pretty nice world isn’t it? Well, OK, there’s a lot of really bad stuff happening out there. But isn’t it also true that your everyday people are pretty nice and polite! And isn’t it a fact that we Christians fit in pretty nicely in this world? We shop in the mall, and nobody bothers us. We go to a restaurant, and are treated nicely. We go to work, and we get along with fellow employees, for the most part. We drive home, and our neighbors smile and wave hello. And on the weekends, they might even invite us over for a barbecue. And in church, we all sit together and listen to a nice sermon. Afterwards, we go home to a nice big after-church dinner!

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Shoppers in Toronto wikimedia share-alike license

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THE BAD OL’ DAYS!

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So this world is not too bad for us Christians. Certainly not like the old days, whenhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Avvakum_by_Myasoyedov.jpeg Christians were thrown into arenas, only to be torn apart by wild beasts, or burned at the stake!

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No, today is not like those bad old days!

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So what’s going on? Why are Christians having such peace and safety? Why are we not getting thrown into those Roman arenas, or being burned at the stake?

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Well, as our opening statement to today’s devotional says…  “If Satan isn’t coming against you, then perhaps you’re both traveling in the same direction!”

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Avvakum (burned 1682)_by_artist, Myasoyedov 1897 Wiki. Pub Dom.

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THE PENDULUM HAS SWUNG

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Yes, we are living in a very deceitful world today! Satan, long ago, changed his modus-operandi. He has implemented a new strategy, far more effective than his ruthless attacks during the Dark Ages.

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Oh yes, Satan is still coming against Christians in other parts of the world. But those nations of Europe and America, in which the Great Reformation once flourished, Satan has given those societies a complete makeover!

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That’s right! In the very nations which suffered under Satan’s cruel hand, during the Dark Ages, he has totally shifted gears. Yes, now, instead of torturing, burning and banishing Christians, our western societies are now embracing and prospering the Christian community.

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It’s a total 180 degree turnabout from the way things used to be!

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ABOVE PICTURE: The False Prophet – signsofheaven.org – not for commercial uses

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SATAN NOW STAYS UNDER THE RADAR!

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But under the surface of all this peace and prosperity, the Evil One is still lurking in the shadows, waiting to trounce on any Christian who might decide to fully lay down his or her life on the altar of devotion and heart-purification for Christ.

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Yes, Satan keeps up his facade of this kinder and gentler society, and yet will set up a barrage of fiery missiles against anyone who dares to stand alone for Christ!

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And so, while world-loving church-goers seem to have things nice and prosperous, the true worshippers are being attacked by that invisible Prince of the Power of the Air.

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Yes, those false brethren in the church do not realize that the battle is raging on, right under their noses! Because they are apparently traveling in the same direction with the Devil and his Antichrist armies. And while they may be living a charmed life, God’s true followers are suffering in many hidden ways.

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council wikipedia US public domain

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“THEY CRY PEACE, PEACE, WHEN THERE IS NO PEACE!”

Jeremiah 6:14

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Now, it seems as if the vast majority of congregations have climbed on board this phenomenon, which has been tagged as “Prosperity Gospels”.

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And even the so-called conservative churches have a milder form of this look-alike gospel. And even those who may preach against earthly Mammon, by their own affluent lifestyle, actually preach by example, the very same prosperity message!

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And so, today’s churches are playing right into the Devil’s hand! They are preaching that God is blessing us with peace and prosperity, when just the opposite is true! In truth, God has now vomited us out, because we say… “I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:” Revelation 3:17

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church service by Matt Malone for Wikimedia copyrighted

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PEACE AND SAFETY!

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No, the battle didn’t just go away after the Dark Ages. It just changed its form!

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At least in the eastern nations, it’s easy to see who the enemy is! But in the western societies, Satan has created a facade of niceness and peace and prosperity. But make no mistake! He is on the attack against God’s people in the West, every bit as much as he is working in those violently persecuted nations in the East!

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And so, O precious soul, if you find that your life is far too quiet and much too peaceful and even too prosperous, you might just be traveling in the wrong direction through life! And it might just be high time that you do an about-face, and begin marching against the flow!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, let me not be deceived into believing that my charmed life is God’s favor upon me! But help me to begin to renounce this opulent society and begin to walk as Jesus walked, laying my entire life on the altar…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1” or you can also read… November 25 – (How Narrow is the Narrow Gate?)

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THE END

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LOCATING THE DRAGON

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THIS DRAGON IS NOT DRACO!

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First, let it be stated, that this Dragon Constellation is not the same constellation commonly referred to as “Draco” (photo to right is Draco, AKA Ursa Minor).

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This Revelation 12 Dragon from Signs Of Heaven, has not been previously recognized. But you will discover that it is a very intricate and complex constellation, once you are comfortable locating it (picture below, left).

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Draco, (Picture right) Ursa Minor Wikipedia share-alike license

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Revelation 12 Dragon w/text

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The star-charts below are from Wikipedia and are combined into one chart to show these three constellations, which the editor has sketched over with these three constellations, as they appear when in the west. Hopefully, this will be an assist in locating these constellations in the night-sky.

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LOCATION…

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Wikipedia star-charts winter constellation in West

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The Revelation 12 Dragon Constellation can be located by finding Orion in winter months. The Dragon is to Orion’s left, and the Dragon’s mouth is right next to Orion’s shield. This Dragon’s mouth is the V-like constellation The Hyades Clusterwhich is also known as the head of Taurus the Bull. The Dragon’s tail-tip is Pleiades and the lower shaft of his tail is partly of Aries  and Pisces. Then with aid of a dark and starry night, you may begin to connect the mouth and the tail with a very long body in an oval shape. The front and back legs are made of a few stars: the front legs partially of stars from Taurus . The back legs and rear fin are made of 6 stars from the Cetus Constellation.

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BODY HARD TO SEE

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The long oval-shaped body has relatively few stars, but can been seen, howbeit with a dark, starry night. The four stars of the front fins are made partially of Taurus .

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation” 

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TOMORROW:

“July 12th (The Walking Dead!)”

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