Today’s Devotional – July 26th (Satan’s Number “8”).

By admin On July 20th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – July 26th

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Satan’s Number “8”

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Most insects have six legs. And for those who have http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Musca_illustration.pngcurious minds, the question comes down: “Why do most insects have six legs?”

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Well, scientists might attempt to give some scientific explanation for why. But why does the spider have eight legs? And again, scientists may have a complicated answer for that question too!

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Fly – illustration – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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SIX: THE NUMBER OF MAN

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But for the Creationist, the answer is simple. The number six is the number of Man. And the number eight is the number of Satan. And so, that is why spiders catch little bugs in their nets, and not the other way around. Because the spider web is a perfect illustration of Satan’s snares, which he uses to catch the souls of men.

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Mark of the beast – pub. dom. – Wikipedia

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THE OCTOPUS

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Now, there are a few other creatures which have eight limbs.

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Octopus_vulgaris_BCN_0219_Mustekala_C.JPG

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The Octopus immediately comes to mind. Could God have given the Octopus ten tentacles? Of course He could have! But God again wants to give us an illustration of Satan, and how he works. 

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Just look at how the Octopus’ limbs have suction cups! This amazing phenomenon is an awesome illustration of how Satan’s various ways of deception can grip tightly upon his victims! And of course, both the Octopus and Satan poison their victim. 

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Another allegorical aspect to an Octopus, is the way it will shoot a jet of black ink, in order to escape from a pursuer. So also, Satan uses ink and paper to erase himself out of existence. Yes, the deceptive ideologies which men have written, have greatly obscured Satan’s existence, misdirecting humans to the true nature of this satanic world!

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Octopus – Vulgaris – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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THE BEAST & THE DRAGON

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burgkmair_whore_babylon_color.jpgNow, just look at the Bible, and you will see this number eight being used to describe Satan. 

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Listen… “And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads (of the Antichrist beast) are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is THE EIGHTH, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.” Revelation 17:9-11 

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So here is the Antichrist Beast. And his seven heads represent seven mountains, and seven kings. But the Beast himself is the eighth.

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And of course, this beast is made in image of the Revelation 12 Dragon. And so, the Beast and the Dragon are made in the same image!

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Whore – Babylon – Burgkmair – 1523 AD – Wikimedia – US Public Domain.

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JESUS EXPLAINS THE NUMBER, “8”

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OK, so what is the significance of the number eight? Just what spiritual truth does the number eight represent?

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Perhaps a parabolic truth which Jesus told the Pharisees will make these things more clear.

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Listen… “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walks through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. And when he comes, he finds it swept and garnished. Then goes he, and takes to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.” Luke 11:24-26

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Brooklyn Museum – The Pharisees Question Jesus – James Tissot – US Public Domain – Wikimedia

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NUMBER “7”, A RELIGIOUS NUMBER

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So this little illustration presents a great big truth. Yes, Jesus was telling the Pharisees this account, so ashttps://www.google.com/search?q=drunkard+wikimedia+commons&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=bahCUf7THqWQ2AXs-oDoAw&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1093&bih=498#imgrc=HeJcFvXRw-h2zM%3A%3BpKsPOsVLla76dM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fupload.wikimedia.org%252Fwikipedia%252Fcommons%252F4%252F47%252FHighbrow_drunkard.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fcommons.wikimedia.org%252Fwiki%252FFile%253AHighbrow_drunkard.jpg%3B1280%3B1024 to illustrate how Satan can take some secular person, and turn him into a much more evil person.

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And this story was given to the Pharisees to illustrate their very own condition! When a person is merely an abject unbeliever, he only has one evil spirit: an unclean spirit at that! But should that same man become religious, but with no true conversion, then Satan moves back in, bringing seven more religious devils with him! And now the man was far worse off than when he was merely a worldling!

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Now he is a religious man, symbolized by the addition of 7 devils. Oh yes, he is still unconverted! But Satan has now given him a form of godliness, but with merely a counterfeit “holy spirit”!

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And so, this is the big point of the number eight. It is 7 + 1. Satan plus his religiosity, represented by God’s number of spiritual rest, “7”.

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Highbrow drunkard – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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Now there is much more to all this. The Dragon and the Beast both have seven heads. And each of those heads represent aspects to Satan’s character. And that will have to be a discussion for another day!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to understand the true workings of this very deceiving world! Help me to become so savvy as to what is going on all around me, that I no more am deceived…

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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… ” March 23rd (1st Beast of Revelation 13)”

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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SEVEN HEADS of the DRAGON

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“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.” Revelation 12 

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Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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This Dragon Constellation does not have 7 heads and 10 horns and 7 crowns, as this above verse speaks of. But the wave of water coming out of the Dragon’s mouth has these numbers, 7 and 10, according to the brightness of the stars which comprise the wave of water. That is, this wave of water has 10 basic stars (#1 thru #10). But the main body is comprised of 7 stars, leaving three lesser stars at the tip of the wave (#’s 8, 9, 10). So we have a 7/3 division in the star-count on this wave of water. You can somewhat see this in the sketch to the right. Just notice that the main body of this wave has 7 stars (#1 thru #7). But the very tip of the curl has 3 little stars (#’s 8, 9, 10). (there are actually 7 more very faint stars in a long string, just under the curl as well, stars: a, b, c, d, e, f, g, which brings the total number of stars to 17.)

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So God has created this wave of water to give us much insight into just what those heads and horns and crowns all represent on the Revelation 13 Beast.

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For details on this phenomenon of the wave, just go to “Flood Waters of Satan” article.

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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 27th (Satan’s Number “8″, Part 2: Spider’s 8 Legs).”

 

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