Today’s Devotional – July 25th (Look For the Light, Part 2: Conservative Gospels)

By admin On July 20th, 2013

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Today’s Devotional – July 25th

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LOOK FOR THE LIGHT

AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!

To read part 1, click here…April 12th (Look For The Light At The End of the Tunnel! Part 1: Judging Others!)

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.Spider Web wikipedia public-domain

Do you see the optical illusion? Doesn’t this web photo appear as a tunnel? If you go surfing through the world-wide web for pictures of spider webs, they often do have the appearance of being a tunnel (well, the good ones do).

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And it is not hard to imagine that this 3-dimensional, tunnel-like, optical-illusion, deceives the little bug into thinking that he (or she) is going through a tunnel, when he (or she) is actually flying into a deadly trap!

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Spider Web wikipedia public-domain

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SPIRITUALISM

www.Lucnix.be

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And also, have you ever heard that well-known saying by those who are involved in spiritualism: “Look for the light at the end of the tunnel”? It kind-of reminds one of this photo of a spider-web, with its host. Doesn’t this mantra about, “looking for the light at the end of the tunnel” take on a real dramatic significance, when you look at this photo?

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And just like this spider-web, so also, those who dabble in such magic arts will eventually discover that the light and also the tunnel of their spiritualism, was just an optical illusion too, just like this spider-web photo.

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Well, spiritualism isn’t the only ideology which claims to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Actually, there are many ideologies (and some of them “Christian”), which promise to be a light at the end of the tunnel, but in reality, are just a trap. A deadly trap!

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Spider web Belgium – taken by Luc Viatour / www.Lucnix.be – Wikimedia – GNU Free-Documentation license by Luc Viator

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WEB OF DECEIT IN GOD’S HOUSE

.Orb spider web - NPS Photo - J Schmidt - 1977 - Wikipedia - Public Domain.

Well, the occult isn’t the only place which is an optical illusion like the spider web! Even in Christian gospels, that wily old spider, Satan, has spun his deadly web in the form of counterfeit gospels.

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Oh yes, those prosperity-driven gospels, today, promise to be a light at the end of the tunnel, but are merely a cleverly designed trap: a web of deceit, to ensnare and entangle the unwary soul, who naively flies right into them!

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Orb spider web – NPS Photo – J Schmidt – 1977 – Wikipedia – Public Domain.

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LEFT OR RIGHT WING: 2 WINGS ON SAME BIRD

Black-headed Gull - St_James Park London GNU Free Doc. License

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But it’s not just the far-out liberal prosperity gospels, which promise you riches, health, and family-peace, if only you “plant your seed” in the form of generous financial offerings!

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Well, most Bible-centered Christians already understand that those so-called, “Name-it-and-claim-it” gospels are merely spider webs which appear to be filled with light, but are deathly satanic traps!

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But whether we talk about left-wing or right-wing, we must remember that they are just two wings from the same bird: liberal gospels, or conservative gospels!

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Black-headed Gull – St James Park London – GNU Free Doc. License

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SINS OF SODOM IN TODAY’S CHURCH

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But the fact is, even the so-called “Conservative” gospels are mostly a devilish deception as well. They too, are a cleverly designed web of entanglement. Oh no, these conservative gospels do not promote the notion of planting seed money in some get-rich “Heavenly” Ponzi-scheme! No, no! They scoff at those liberal gospels that preach such nonsense!

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But the conservative, prosperity-driven gospels preach about having an, “entrepreneurial spirit”, and about honesty and patriotism, and good citizenship, etc..

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But just like the “Name-it-and-claim-it” gospels, they too, promote the same self-seeking for financial affluence which led to the decadence and ultimate destruction of Sodom! Yes, it was Sodom’s opulence and pride which led Sodom to eventually embrace its abominable perversions.

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“Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, FULLNESS OF BREAD, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.” Ezekiel 16:49

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And it is the same pride and love of opulence which destroyed Lot’s wife, and is just now leading our present culture down the same path as Sodom! And so, the bottom line to both these groups, conservative or liberal, is an earthly prosperity-driven gospel!

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Picture – Lot Escapes Sodom – www.thebiblerevival.com offers free Bible clipart – Public Domain.

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FLEE THE OPULENCE OF SODOM

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Listen to Paul, as he describes the apostate condition which can overtake many professing Christians…“(church-goers) supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.” 1st Timothy 6:5

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Yes, there are many who suppose that gain is godliness. This has more or less become the condition of today’s church-world, either liberal or conservative. And Paul here says to withdraw yourself from such!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PaulT.jpg

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Listen as Paul continues…“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.” 1st Timothy 6:6-8. Now just how often do we here this being preached or followed? Not very often!

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And Paul continues on to tell us the horrible results of our seeking after earthly opulence…“But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things;” 1st Timothy 6:9, 10

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Paul the Apostle – Artist – Valentin de Boulogne or Nicolas Tournier – circa 1500s – Wikipedia – public domain

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VOID OF THE SPIRIT OF HOLINESS

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But here’s the point of this devotional, which must be remembered. The point is, any one of these prosperity-driven gospels may preach a very righteous sounding message at times! They may say all the right things! They may talk about, “dying-to-self”! They may preach about, “forsaking all”! 

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But unless the Holy Spirit is abiding there to help, that very righteous sounding message will fall on deaf ears! Because, there is nobody there who has the heart for such a self-sacrificing life! They are prosperity-driven! And a divided heart cannot please God. And the divided heart can expect to receive nothing from the Lord! Oh yes, Satan might creep in unawares, making them think that God is working miracles! But God will not be connected with a double-minded gospel! 

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Listen… “For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:7, 8. Each man, woman, and child must decide which world he or she will seek after: this world, or the world to come. You can’t have both! It is a test which God has put before us!

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NO ROOM FOR DIVIDED HEART

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And so, those of us who think we can serve the Lord, while at the same time live for the pleasures, prosperity, and proud pursuits which this opulent society also seeks after, we are as caught in sin as much as the proverbial fly is caught in that spider’s web!

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And so, the morale of this little devotional is, that whatever heavenly concept which happens to be preached in a congregation is meaningless, if the congregation is not personally striving for that same heavenly quality of spiritual life!

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DEFEAT TURN INTO VICTORY!

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But the Bible is not a book about defeat and failure! No, the Bible is a book about forgiveness and failure-turned-into-victory! And so, God is willing and able to turn our defeated state of being into an even more glorious victory! Yes, God wants His Church to achieve an even more successful end than had we not failed so miserably!

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And for all those who awaken to realize the need for repentance and the return of the Lord, God has given us a window of opportunity. He will see His Church, His Elect, finally defeat our enemies, as surely as Samson defeated his enemies! 

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“So the dead which he (Samson) slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.”  Judges 16:30. 

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The fact is, Samson represents God’s people in these last moments of time. Like Samson, we too, have been betrayed by Delilah (the Worldly Church)! We too, have lost our power to prevail! We too, have had our spiritual eyes put out! And we have been grinding at the millstone of the world!

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Dore – Death Of Samson – courtesy Creationism.org – Public Domain

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VICTORY IS OURS!

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But now, it is time for God’s defeated people to beg God for one more chance, to slay the Philistines. And God will give us strength to pull down the pillars of this wicked world!

http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_372217/Lorenzo-De-Caro/Samson-Destroying-The-House-Of-Philistines

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And so now, there is no more time for delay! We must put away all our vain, time-wasting humanitarian ministries, and begin the worthwhile ministry of hiding God’s Word in our hearts, with the same effort that Samson exerted, as he leaned upon those two pillars of that pagan temple.

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Or with the same effort that Jacob exerted, as he spent the night wrestling with his supposed “enemy” attacker!

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Samson – Larenzo De Caro – www.wikigallery.org – Public-Domain

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TO READ PART 3, CLICK HERE…November 16th (Look For The Light! Part 3)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to flee from the opulence and decadence which has consumed the church-world. Help me to flee to the Mountain of God…

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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… “Fleeing to the Mountains, Part 3: The Abomination in My Heart”

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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7 HEADS, 10 HORNS, & 7 CROWNS 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.” Rev. 12:3 

.Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

In Revelation, the Dragon of Revelation 12 is described as having seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. However, the Dragon Constellation up in the night sky does not. But God has faithfully created the wave of water, in such a way, as to illustrate this same concept of the seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. Because this wave of water is basically composed of ten stars. The main body of the wave has seven stars (#‘s, 1 thru 7). And the tip of the crest of the wave has the other three stars (#’s, 8, 9 & 10). So we have this 7 and 10 numbering. And this gives us a great clue, as to where in the Bible we should look, to find out the riddle as to just what or who do these 7 heads, 10 crowns, and 7 horns represent. Because, the Bible speaks very much about floods and waters as being associated with Satan (the Dragon).

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But before we explore the floods, let’s look at one more number from that same passage in Revelation…

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7 STARS RIDING IN THE CRADLE

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“But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.” James 1:6

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As of November, 2012, it has become evident that there is another very frightening aspect to this wave of water. As you can see in this sketch, there are seven stars which comprise the trough or valley, or cradle of this wave. This area of the wave, is where an object would logically be swept away or carried away by an actual wave of water in the ocean. Since there are seven stars (letters a,b,c,d,e,f,g) in this valley or cradle, this would indicate that seven stars are probably symbolizing God’s people being swept away by Satan’s Wave of Lying Waters Constellation.

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Now, at this point, someone would object to this assertion, saying, the Church has not been deceived. The answer to this question could be explored by the three following articles… “Floodwaters of Atheism & Psychology” and “Fleeing to the Mountains-Part 2-The Abomination In Churches” and“Television: The Image That Speaks”

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction” 

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TOMORROW:

“July 26th (Satan’s Number “8″).”

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