Today’s Devotional – June 26th (The War Nobody Prepared For! Part 3 “Meekness”)

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Today’s Devotional – June 26th

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The War Nobody Prepared For! Part 3 (“Meekness”)

To read part 1, go here…Today’s Devotional – June 24th (The War Nobody Prepared For!)

 

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TV_highquality.jpgIn one of those mid-Twentieth-Century books about the future totalitarian society, it was written that in every household there was a device on the wall, that could not only hear and see what was going on in that house, but also play marching music and indoctrinating rhetoric all day long.

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Well, some 70 years later it seems as though that book was not too far off. Certainly, TV and radio fulfill at least half of that prophetic scenario.

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Yes, television and radio are found in homes, around the world, in ever-increasing numbers! Fortunately, we still have the ability to turn them off, whenever we desire.

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SATAN’S WEAPONS OF INDOCTRINATION

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But the fact is, these “benign” devices have taken on the role of instructors, teaching us what is considered “political and social correctness”, according to those who are ruling over society.

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And coupled with the fact that these devices are ready to teach us at the flip of a switch, we are being indoctrinated whenever we turn them on. And this is only magnified by the powerful music and visual enhancement and drama which accompanies so much of what is seen and heard on TV. Of course, radio is only audio, but it too is extremely powerful.

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Now the Christian should obviously keep far away from secular entertainment. After all, why would any dedicated Christian want to expose his or her self to the enticing allurements of the world?

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DOGMATIC RELIGIOUS SHOWS

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But the Christian also has the choice of now watching or listening to TV anTV indoctrinationd radio dedicated to so-called Christian programming.

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The problem with this is that because these “Christian” networks are available on a 24/7/365 basis, it is very easy to simply leave these programs on all day. And quite often we tend to get a little complacent, and let these teachers do our homework for us, instead of studying the Bible for our own selves.

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And so, with the advent of television and radio, we have entered into an era in which it is possible to indoctrinate our society to the point that we are all mostly marching in lockstep, to a certain degree, according to the societal dogma of the current day! 

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90% OATMEAL

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Well, to be fair, TV and radio ministries present much truth.

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But then again, Satan knows that the best lie is made up of 90% truth!

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It’s like the proverbial mouse poison. You can’t fool the mouse, unless you first mix the poison with 90% oatmeal!

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And so it is with many or perhaps most TV and radio ministries! Oh yes, they may have many Scriptures mingled into their teachings. But more often than not, they have some sort of lie mingled in, too!

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For instance, there is a false notion blowing through much of the church-world, that it is a denial of faith to ever question your Salvation. But the fact is, the Bible encourages us to question whether we are truly saved, or just living a lie.

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Listen… “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” 2nd Cor. 13:5. 

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So by watching or listening to these Bible teaching programs, one may never realize that it’s a command of God to examine and prove if our Salvation is real or not! “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” 2nd Cor. 13:5.

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BOLD AND ARROGANT

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But there is a deception in many of these TV and radio programs which is a very subtle deception byPied Piper that Serpent of Old! Yes, many of these programs are hosted by very capable and gifted speakers. But the big problem comes in the manner of their presentation and delivery!

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Yes, these presentations quite often are very coarse in their delivery. It is common to hear these presentations coming across with very self-confident arrogance and overbearing manners! Quite often, they speak of their detractors in a mocking and sarcastic manner. There is not much meekness in their powerful delivery, quite often. And this close-minded and often blunt demeanor is passed on to the many listeners of these programs!

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Listen… “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 1st Corinthians 15:33. This verse reveals that we shouldn’t let anyone deceive us into thinking that evil communications don’t corrupt good character. It does!

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BITING MOCKERY & HARSH DENUNCIATIONS

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For example, there is one preacher who teaches from the Bible day-by-day. And this preacher mingles his wit and personal stories in his daily Bible study. And this makes his ministry very interesting and amusing quite often.

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But also, he has a very sharp tongue when speaking of those he scorns. And so, quite often, his preaching can sometimes be very earthly and un-Christ-like, as he uses his sharp tongue to annihilate his doctrinal opponents and any one else, or even any doctrine he decides to slice-and-dice! And he’s quite good at cutting various people and various opposing doctrines into pieces!

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A REAL LACK OF MEEKNESSTelevision, the image that speaks

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For instance, anytime there is a questionable doctrine, such as the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory, this teacher mercilessly uses his sharp wit to cut in pieces anyone with a different viewpoint, look silly and stupid to his listeners!

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And this is a perfect example of the lack of meekness heard in much TV and radio ministries. And the fact is, there are so many loose strings in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory, that you would think that Bible teachers would be very UN-dogmatic and open-minded about alternative viewpoints!

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And to be fair, some are! Yes, there are many who realize that the idea of a Coming of the Lord” prior to the unfolding of Revelation is at best, just a theory with many loose strings!

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EVIL COMMUNICATIONS CORRUPT!

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And as already stated, this kind of boastful and arrogant dogmatism is passed along to the faithful followers of these programs.

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Now this is a great big problem! And why is it a great problem? Because those who wish to be hidden in the day of God’s wrath, must be seeking after meekness!

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Yes, as Scripture proclaims, Moses was the meekest of all men. But a great percentage of today’s preachers are anything but meek!

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Listen to Zephaniah… “Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought His judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.” Zephaniah 2:3.

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Hide Thyself in thy Chambers- inspired by Tornado Over Kansas by Curry

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SEEKING MEEKNESS

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Listen to Zephaniah… “Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought His judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.” Zephaniah 2:3.

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Now how do we expect to be hidden in the day of the Lord’s wrath if we allow ourselves to be exposed to such arrogant and rude cutting up of others who might disagree with our dogmatic theories?

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Listen… “Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty. The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:” Isaiah 2:10-12

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Yes, this above passage tells us where we should be hiding in the Great Day which is fast approaching.

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Listen again…  “Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust…”

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HOW TO BE HIDDEN!

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So now we are getting a better and more clear picture of where to hide. As this verse reveals, we are to enter into the Rock of Ages, and fall down and hide in the dust of our meekness and self-distrust!

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Listen… “But He (God) gives more grace. Wherefore He saith, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble….Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” James 4:6, 9, 10

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This above passage gives the formula for New Testament repentance. And it’s the same formula God gave in the Old Testament! And so, if we expect to be hidden in that Day, we all need to be seeking after meekness! And all of us can do much better than we now do!

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And into tomorrow’s devotional (click here), the place we are to hide will be further discussed, with accompanying proof-texts from the Bible.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to find meekness. O Lord, let me not be arrogant. But help me to be and meek and humble Berean. Let me open-minded when it comes to doctrines that are murky and ambiguous at best. And let me not be a victim of Church tradition…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “How To Be Hidden in the Day of Wrath” or you can also read… November 10 (An Elegy For TV)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His temple. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me…” Psalm 27:4, 5

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THE MOST HOLY PLACE                     

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The above passage asks a very odd question: …who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?” Psalm 15:1. Now why would God ask such a ridiculous question? After all, for most of the past 2,000 years, the temple lay in ruins. So how can a Christian abide in God’s tabernacle?

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THE ARK

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The Ark of the Covenant was the centerpiece of the tabernacle sanctuary, during the years of the wilderness wanderings of the children of Israel, prior to their entering into the Promised Land. 

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The Signs Of Heaven presents a constellation, seen in the summer skies, which represents the Ark of the Covenant. There is also a constellation which represents the Golden Altar in the winter skies, which likewise was in that same tabernacle. But just what is the relevance of all this?

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PROPHECY RIGHTLY INTERPRETED, VERY RELEVANT

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Well, let’s explore just how the Christian can fulfill all these Biblical concepts. Because God wrote the Bible in such a way, so that all these things can and will be very relevant to each and every Christian.

 

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But in order to fully understand these concepts, the Scripture must be rightly divided (correctly interpreted). But this article will attempt to lay the foundation of these wonderful and awesome concepts.

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So please come along and read about these mysteries revealed by comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 

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Above sketch: the Ark, Flower of the Field, and Cross/Scepter Constellations

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Ark of the Covenant Constellation, Pt. 2: How To Enter The Most Holy Place” 

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TOMORROW: 

“June 27th (The War Nobody Prepared For! Part 4 “Where Do We Hide?”)” 

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