Today’s Devotional – March 1st (A Designer Jesus!)

By admin On February 28th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – March 1st

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A Designer Jesus!

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In a day when “designer clothing” is very fashionable, “designer jesus’s” seem also very much in-vogue!

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In other words, it seems as if within the Christian culture, there is a, “another jesus”, who is tailor-made to suit just about anybody’s whimsy!

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“ANOTHER JESUS?”

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Oh yes, the Bible speaks about, “another jesus”

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Listen… “But I fear, lest…your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.” see 2nd Corinthians 11:3, 4.

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So here in this above passage, it becomes evident that there are counterfeit Jesus’s, and counterfeit Holy Spirits, and counterfeit Gospels!

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WHAT JESUS DO I WANT?http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svg

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Yes, just look around and you’ll find a gospel to suit one’s particular needs.

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So what is it that I am looking for?

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AN OPULENT JESUS?

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Do I want a jesus that is some sort of get-rich genie-in-a-bottle?

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Well, there are plenty of gospels out there that serve up such a jesus!

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Just pay the man some money and “Voila!”

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Golden eggs start falling from Heaven!

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EVERYDAY gODS, JESUS?

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Or perhaps I’m looking for a jesus that will allow me to serve my other weekday gods?

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The gods of “Career”, or “travel”, or “TV”, or “lust”, or “sports”, or “money”, or whatever else happens to be the weekday gods that I worship?

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There are plenty of churches which will accommodate such a jesus.

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Just go there each week and pay the man some tithes or offerings and I’m good-to-go!

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A HIP, SURFER JESUS?

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Or maybe I’m looking for a hip, surfer jesus?

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A youthful jesus? Easy talk, designer-jeans, earthly ambitions, and even some family values and social causes thrown into the mix, just to make me feel good about my selfish religion!

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Yes, the hip jesus is very much riding the current wave of fashion and prosperity!

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Jesus in Jeans by Peter Royle WIKIMEDIA SHARE-ALIKE LICENSE

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A PHARISEE JESUS?

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Or maybe I’m in the market for some strict and Phariseeical jesus?

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He’s out there too!

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He comes with strict rules, and lots of finger-pointing!

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Tissot The Pharisee and publican Brooklyn Museum & Wikimedia US public domain

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WHITE RABBIT JESUS?

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Yes, and then there’s the White Rabbit jesus.

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This jesus will take me down all sorts of rabbit trails!

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Endless genealogies, endless historical and science books, endless committees, endless volunteering, endless Creation/Evolution debates, etc., etc…

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Yes, this jesus will take me down every conceivable rabbit trail, anything to keep me from studying my Bible with the purpose to get to know the true Jesus, and how I can become changed into His likeness!

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ILLUMINATI JESUS?

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Or how about an Illuminati-jesus? Conspiracy-theories, food-supplies, bomb-shelters, some weapons-arsenal, and a stash of gold coins!

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Yes, that jesus is right now hiding in his bunker, just waiting for the impending revolution!

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A RESPECTABLE JESUS?

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And I can easily find a jesus who loves respectability!

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This jesus thrives on business suits and college degrees, respectable careers, beautiful church buildings, arched ceilings, fashionable church membership, country club memberships and every other badge of honor that gets applause and respect from the world.

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Yes, with this jesus, I can have the best of both worlds: I can have my praise from jesus, and retain my praise from men too!

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JESUS ACCORDING TO POLLYANNA?

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Yes, this jesus preaches the Gospel According To Pollyanna.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Happy_face.svg

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In other words, just as Pollyanna found the 810 totally non-offensive Bible verses, so too, this jesus will bring me into a gospel, which is like getting a lobotomy!

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Such a gospel is like that Walmart smiley-face! Happy, happy, happy!

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(To read more, just click here… “Today’s Devotional – December 2 (The gospel according to Pollyanna)”)

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ETHNIC JESUS?

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Or maybe I’m in the market for an ethnic-jesus?

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Some ethnic jargon, some colorful clothing, some traditional ceremonies, some chants, some tambourines, some cultural music, and maybe even some dancing, too!

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Yes, that jesus is waiting for me: waiting to divide the body of Christ into tiny little individual cultures!

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BEAUTIFUL JESUS?

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Or how about a beautiful jesus?

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Some candles, some swelling music, some high-arched ceilings, some incense, and a holy-looking prelate?

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Yes, that jesus has been around a long time!

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THE ‘GENERAL CONSENSUS’ JESUS?

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Here’s a jesus which has a broad appeal!

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This jesus has the numbers on his side! He has the biggest and loudest microphones! And the biggest numbers of followers!

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And if anyone disagrees with his “orthodox theology”, they get shouted down!

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Or called a heretic!

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As a matter of fact, even the prophet Elijah once went toe-to-toe against 450 prophets of this jesus, up there on Mount Carmel!

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Yes, here’s a jesus who revels in the fact that his teachings are correct, and beyond re-examination! And only a fool (or Elijah) would ever dare challenge this jesus!

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ANOTHER JESUS, ANOTHER GOSPEL, ANOTHER SPIRIT

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Well, the list goes on and on!

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Yes, there’s the hippy jesus, and the sensual jesus, and the music-only jesus, and the doctrine-debating jesus. Well, there is just about any type of jesus a person could possibly want, in today’s designer-world!

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Yes, the Bible speaks about, “another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted,” 2nd Corinthians 11:4.

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And such Jesus’s are in no short supply in today’s world!

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But the curious thing is, they all have one thing in common.

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Yes, they all have a jesus which offers both Christianity and the World, too!

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LEAVE MY STUFF AT THE DOOR!

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“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matt 7:13, 14

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But if perchance there happens to be someone who wishes to serve the Jesus of the Bible, He is also very available!

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But the door that I must walk through is very narrow.

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Yes, there is no room for anything else to fit through that Narrow Gate! Gold and silver and earthly riches will not fit!

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Ethnic music, and cultural traditions will not fit! Hip talk, comedians, fashionable or sensual music, beads, earthly Mammon, amusements, upward-mobility, banqueting, high-arched ceilings, writings of men, various lusts, out-of-control affections, self-will, anger, social-gospels, politics, high-society, low-society, curious books and sciences, health & wealth schemes, romance stories, earthly patriotism, etc., etc., just will not fit through that Narrow Gate!

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Only Jesus will fit through that Narrow Gate! And anyone trying to bring anything else, but Jesus only, just need not try!

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All those interested in bringing such stuff, simply need to go to the Wide Gate. That gate-keeper to that Wide Gate will be glad to accommodate all such!

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And his gate is wide enough for just about any thing that anyone wants to bring!

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The Narrow Gate & Wide Gate- www.signsofheaven.org- you may use with credit.

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THE GOOD NEWS!

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“So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14:33

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But the Good News is, the Narrow Gate will accommodate poor, repentant, wretched, miserable, sinners (us), who are very willing to leave behind all our worldly gods at the door!

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Just look at the Pilgrim here, standing at the Cross! Yes, that heavy bag there on the ground, was all the heavy burden of sin, which fell off, when the Pilgrim met Jesus at the Cross! And all my heavy baggage can fall off my back too!

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And the true Jesus is very willing to begin the process of purification, to cleanse my wicked heart of my love for all those many gods I once served, when in the world!

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Pilgrims Progress – His Burden Fell Off His Back – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 2, CLICK HERE…NOVEMBER 29 (A Designer Jesus! Part 2: “Keep Thyself Pure” (1st Tim. 5:22))

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to find the true Jesus. Your Word says, “And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13. And so, give the grace which will cause me to forsake the things of this world, and cause me to seek for Thee, and Thee alone….

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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HOW THE GATES RELATE TO ORION & DRAGON

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This sketch below is when these constellations are in the eastern sky in early winter (However, this constellation group can even be seen as early as July, in the pre-dawn hours). In the eastern sky, it’s not so easily seen which gate the Revelation 12 Woman will enter. The Wide Gate is made of the two brightest stars of this Wave of Water Constellation. Satan spews out the deadly water of his false worldly ideologies; which many of these ideologies have a form of godliness, but in some way are not in harmony; or perhaps these worldly ideologies add to the Bible, which is strictly forbidden (see Deuteronomy 4:2).

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On the other hand, the Strait Gate (narrow gate) is composed of the two brightest stars of the Orion The Reaper’s sickle. The true Strait Gate represents Jesus, the Word of God. Listen… “I [Jesus] am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” John 10:9

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THE TWO PATHWAYS

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two doors- narrow gate & wide gate

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“And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.” Jeremiah 21:8.

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As this above verse declares, God has set these two pathways before each human.

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And each human must decide which door he or she will enter. Nobody who has come into this has been overlooked. Listen… “[Jesus] was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” John 1:9. Now if this verse is correct, then Christ is the light that enlightens “every man that comes into the world”. Christ is not just the light that enlightens SOME. But He is the light that enlightens EVERY man, woman and child who comes into the world; even those who have lived in remote places, throughout history. Every person has a conscience. And every man must choose who he or she will serve. This is what the Bible calls, “the way of life, and the way of death.” Jer.21:8.

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The Narrow Gate & Wide Gate- www.signsofheaven.org- you may use with credit

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)”

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