Daily Devotional, Year 2 – DECEMBER 18 (Come Out of Her, My People, Part 30: “When the World Hugs The Church!”)

By admin On January 29th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – DECEMBER 18

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Come Out of Her, My People, Part 30: “When the World Hugs The Church!”

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“Faithful are the wounds of a friend;

but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.”

Proverbs 27:6

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God has created Nature in such a way, so as to teach us all about Satan’s deceptive ways!

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Take for instance, the little seductress, the Photuris, commonly known as the Femme-Fatale Lightning Bugs of North America.

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These seductive little lightning bugs can imitate the mating-signals of light which female fireflies emanate in order to attract the male firefly into mating rites.

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But when these impostors make contact with the naive male firefly, they quickly gobble up the unsuspecting firefly.

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Firefly composite – Wikipedia – Creative Commons License

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A DEADLY ROMANCE!

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Yes, just imagine this happy-go-lucky little firefly, joyfully buzzing about the summer night air, giving his light for all the world to see!

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And then, he spots a certain flashing light off in the distance, giving that unmistakable love-light signal that tells him it’s another firefly of the opposite gender! 

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And so, this naive little light-bearer responds to her love-light signal! And off he goes, straight into a deadly trap, set by this predatory impostor!

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And before he realizes the impending danger, he flies right into her treacherous arms!

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And in a few seconds, he is no more!

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Firefly – Wikipedia – Creative Commons License 2.5

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THE CHURCH-WORLD GOBBLED UP

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Well, this little lesson from nature can easily be seen in how the http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burgkmair_whore_babylon_color.jpgworld has dealt with the Church during much of the past 2,000 years.

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And like the naive little firefly, we have flown headlong into the waiting arms of the femme-fatale impostor (the world), and the corporate church-world, has been gobbled up!

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Yes, they have been swallowed up, digested, assimilated, and now are an integral part of this Babylonish world!

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

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“NOT MY CHURCH!”

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Now at this point, someone will jump out of their seat and protest, saying, Well the churches becoming apostate may be true in many cases! But my church is still faithful! We believe in Sola-Scriptura (the Bible only)! And we sing out of an old hymnal, etc., etc…”

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What we need to understand is, that when the world hugs the Church, it is inevitable that church apostasy will soon follow!

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Wv country church morning snow storm – Wikipedia – Share-alike Lic.

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THE SIN OF BALAAM

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Yes, the church-organizations have been deceived by the “Doctrine of Balaam”, spoken of in Revelation 2:14.

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And the world has embraced the churches, as surely as Balaam flooded God’s Camp with strange and lewd women, and the resulting fornication resulted in the  destruction of 24,000 Israelites!

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And that was a picture of today’s apostate churches.

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Brooklyn Museum – The Foolish Virgins – James Tissot – US Public Domain

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AS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT!

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Now with just a brief look, it becomes apparent that the churches have become sleepy and have left their watch.

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And Satan has moved in, bringing in his counterfeit, “ministers of righteousness”, to take control. (2nd Corinthians 11:15)

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And the watered-down gospels, and the erroneous doctrines, along with the world-loving lifestyles of false brethren have left the churches in utter shambles!

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Even the so-called conservative churches have likewise been gobbled up, “teaching for doctrines, the commandments of men” Matthew 15:9.

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Evangelist Preaching – Church – Audience hands – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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WORLDLY POLITICS

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For instance, many of these churches are more concerned over politics and the prevailing social ills, than in their own soul’s Salvation! 

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Restoring America’s Honor Prayer Rally Protest March on Washington – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

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ITCHING-EARS BIBLE STUDIES

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The Bible is not studied so much for its precious promises and the revelation of Jesus, as it is for revelation of world events, erroneous time-charts, and black helicopters, and, “those evil ones over there!”

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Bible prophecy chart – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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HAS BECOME A SOCIAL CLUB

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Birthday parties, weddings, baby showers, potlucks, sports games, camp-outs, comedies, theatricals, & musical productions fill the calendar: events in which Jesus is hardly ever mentioned!

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And these social events have greatly turned today’s churches into little more than a social/fraternal organization, having just a thin veneer of religiosity.

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Church – Harlem Gospel Choir – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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WORLD-LOVING LIFESTYLES

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Pastors seldom rebuke parishioners for their worldly lifestyles: social clubs, copious amounts of television and radio, sports, lavish adorning of persons, homes, and grounds, excessive vehicles, expensive vacations, frequent banqueting, parties, time-consuming hobbies, gratuitous shopping, energy-sapping careers, and a host of other similar pursuits.   

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GRAND CATHEDRALS

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Another sign that the world has embraced the Church, is all the grand cathedrals which have popped up like mushrooms!

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In the days of persecution, God’s people had to flee to the mountains, and live a simple life.

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But today, millions of dollars are spent on lavish church-buildings!

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Church – Milano Duomo – 1856 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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SCHOOLS EMBRACE THE WORLD

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Sadly, the Christian schools connected with many churches, are kept so busy fulfilling the mountain of government regulations, only a thin slice of Bible is offered each day!

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And many of these schools are so expensive that most parents cannot afford them, especially families with several children!

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And beyond the government regulations, many of these schools have sports teams, cheer leaders, sensual and earthly music, and a host of other worldly compromises!

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High School, football field – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

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WORLDLY CONVERSATIONS

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Conversations within the churches have become worldly and common!

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Joking, followed by loud laughter, slang, and crude expressions, giddiness, and worldly passions are frequently heard among parishioners, while spiritual conversation is seldom heard, outside of the watered-down sermons.

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And even when spiritual conversation is heard, it is usually followed by a return to worldly conversation, and earthy, sensual behavior!

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PS Krøyer – Hip hip hurra! Kunstnerfest på Skagen – 1888 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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ENEMIES NOW FRIENDS

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Yes, the world has hugged and embraced the church-world.

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And these two former enemies have merged, and are no longer at odds with each other!

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ABOVE PHOTO: church evangelist – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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THE EARLY CHURCH

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The early Church was given as an example of how God wanted His people to conduct themselves.

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And you will read of none of these modern-day abominations in the Book of Acts!

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The Church was wholly dedicated to the Gospel, and to their own perfection in Christ.

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Jesus Discourses with His Disciples – James Tissot – by Brooklyn Museum – by Wikipedia – Public Domain

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FLEE TO THE MOUNTAINS!

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And so, the sad truth is, the churches have been absorbed by the http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Genesis19-17.jpgworld, and have adopted the ways of the world, to a great degree!

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And this is why the call is now going out to flee to the mountains of God!

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And those who flee from these apostate organizations will discover that the Bible and ceaseless prayer will be the place of our refuge, and the hiding place for all those who are escaped from Babylon!

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

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TO READ PART 31, CLICK HERE…DECEMBER 21 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 31: “Are There Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors & Teachers, Today?” 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to flee out of this Babylonish religious system which has replaced the simplicity of the early Church… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“March 3rd (Who Lowered the Bar? Pt. 1)“, or you can also read this article…“March 29th (Preaching to the Wrong Church!)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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WINE-CUP IN HER HAND

The Pleiades: Mystery Babylon: Mother of Harlots

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As you can see, this Mystery Harlot, the Pleiades Constellation, has a cup of red wine in her hand. This actually is a single red star. But it only confirms that we are seeing this constellation correctly.

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And by the way, this entire cluster of stars reminds us http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ConcordGrapes1.jpgof a cluster of grapes, does it not? Yes, this was the forbidden tree in the garden! This was the forbidden fruit which the serpent (Satan) convinced the woman to drink! And so, this Pleiades harlot-woman is a symbol of Eve, as she convinced her husband to eat of that fruit.

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Concord Grapes – Share-alike License – Wikipedia

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The Pleiades: The Captive Angel & Mystery Harlot Constellation

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TOMORROW…

DECEMBER 19 (Noble Bereans? Part 19 – “Rethinking Ellen White on The Mark & Sunday”)

 

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s nearly 50 year long series of 90 minute nightly talk shows…

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TO HEAR MORE OF THESE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER PROGRAMS, PLUS OTHER TEACHINGS OF HAROLD CAMP, CLICK HERE…“FOUNDER’S SITE/HAROLD CAMPING”

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons lic.

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