Today’s Devotional – March 26th (2nd Commandment & Images)

By admin On March 25th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – March 26th

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2nd Commandment & Images

The following devotion is an excerpt from this website’s article, “Mercury & The Image Of The Beast”

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The number ‘two’ seems to be the number that speaks of “reflection”. (Just like this giant globe photo to the right.)

.423px-Mirror_globe by Arpingstone for Wikipedia Public Domain

As this mirror globe reflects the images of the people around it, so too, we each reflect an image to the world around us (whether we like it or not).

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When you look in the mirror, there becomes two images; 1. You, and 2. The reflection of you… in the mirror…

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(Mirror globe picture courtesy of Wikipedia & Arpingstone. Click on picture as link.)

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REFLECTING 

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jul_9,_2009_-_Full_moon_over_96th_St.jpg

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“Can two walk together except they be in agreement?” Amos 3:3.

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To “be in agreement”, as this verse says, with another person, seems to speak of one person reflecting the opinions of another.

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They are an “image’ one of another, as far as their viewpoints.

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As the Moon reflects the light of the Sun, the Moon shines just like the Sun (not as brightly though).

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And as Mercury (the second solar-system body) reflects the light of the Sun, it too becomes a light as well (Mercury is seen by us only during a solar eclipse, they say).

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Full moon over 96th St – by ed yourdon – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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WE ARE A MIRROR…

.423px-Mirror_globe by Arpingstone for Wikipedia Public Domain

But as this mirror globe in the above photo presents an image of these people, we humans reflect an image to the world.

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And our image is a product of our life-experiences; we are a ‘mirror’ so to speak of the people and things which have influenced us.

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(Mirror globe picture courtesy of Wikipedia & Arpingstone. Click on picture as link.)

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INFLUENCE OF ASSOCIATIONS

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LITTLE COMPANION… Mercury is the Sun’s ‘little companion’, so to Solar_sys2 NASA public domainspeak. Oh yes, it’s a “little” companion. (Mercury is just a little larger than Pluto; Pluto being the 10th and smallest member of the major planets. There is a current debate about Pluto, however). But small as Mercury is, it’s the closest planet to the Sun. This presents an object lesson. As Mercury is a constant companion to the Sun, so we need to be a constant companion to the “Sun of Righteousness”.

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Solar system – NASA – Public Domain

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COMPANIONSHIP BRINGS CHANGE…

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But Scripture makes it clear that we can’t “hang around” with someone without being influenced by that person; especially if we admire that person who we’re associating with.

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The Bible says that “companionship” says a lot about who we are. Have you ever heard the expression, “Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are”?

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The Bible asks the very same question, but in a somewhat different way… “Can two walk together, except they are in agreement?” Amos 3:3.

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 God asks us this question. And the obvious answer is, “yes”. They must be in agreement. 

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But this next verse seems to be an answer to the previous verse. Just listen… “…we…beholding…the Lord…are changed into the same image.” 2nd Corinthians 3:18.

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This verse confirms that associating with Jesus has a positive influence on a person. Thus by walking with Jesus, we become in agreement with Jesus.

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EVIL ASSOCIATIONS AFFECT US

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But this principal of “who we walk with”, also works in the negative sense… “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 1 Corinthians 15:33.

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By associating with bad influences, we begin to take on those evil attributes.

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“Be not deceived” this last verse states. Every time Scripture issues the warning, we need to realize that Satan will try to deceive us on that very point.

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So don’t let anyone deceive you into thinking that you can associate with evil behavior and not be affected by that behavior.

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HEAVENLY ROLE-MODELS or HELLISH ROLE MODELS?

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As most everyone in the Christian community understands, the Bible uses not only Jesus, but mere mortals, such as Paul, to be role-models for Christians to admire and emulate.

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But Lucifer, now called Satan fully understand this, and has given us his own role-models, for us to conform to. And now, with the advent of television, radio, the printed page, and high-tech devices, like never before this Master-Destroyer has perfected his mind-control machinery in which to conform the world into his own selfish image!

.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Super_Bowl_XLIII_-_Thunderbirds_Flyover_-_Feb_1_2009.jpg

And so, the many ‘superstars’ seen and adored by the lost multitudes on a daily basis, become firmly etched upon the tables of the human hearts of all those adoring fans of these ‘ministers of (Satan’s counterfeit) righteousness’!

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And as a result, they eventually begin to emulate them in their own personal daily lives!

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James Bond – by SteveBancroft – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 4.0 – cropped photo

Poster – Gone With the Wind – US Public Dom – Wikipedia

Super Bowl XLIII Thunderbirds Flyover Feb 1 2009 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

Elvis Presley – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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AM I THE MIRROR IMAGE OF JESUS?…

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“(Jesus) Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person…” Hebrews 1:3http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Emil_Orlik_Junge_Frau_im_gr%C3%BCnen_Kleid.jpg

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And speaking of images, the above verse states that Jesus, being the eternal Son of God, was the express image of God.

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But these things concerning the Godhead are far higher than any human can understand. And yet, one thing is for sure: Jesus was, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MabelNormand_with_round_mirror.jpgand is in constant communion with the Godhead, of whom He is an integral part. Jesus and the Father and the Holy Spirit are One.

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Now this concept brings home to each and every Believer the very same concept: “whose companion am I? Who do I admire? Who do I look up to?”

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Here is the first object lesson.

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Just as Jesus is one with the Godhead, so must we be one with Jesus.

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mirror – wikimedia public domain

Mabel Normand with round mirror wikimedia US public domain

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STICKING CLOSE TO JESUS

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And back to Planet Mercury, and the Sun: just like the Sun is closest to planet Mercury, so too, the Christian must stichttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianity-Jesus_Christ_Died_for_your_Sin.jpgk close to Jesus, the ‘Sun of Righteousness’.

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And so how does this relate to the Second Commandment?

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Just listen to this next passage… “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass (mirror) the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 3:18

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Like the 2nd Commandment, this incredible verse likewise speaks of image-making. But this verse speaks of the wonderful image that God has in mind for His children to attain to: to be changed into the image of Jesus! Isn’t this what it’s all about?

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Cross of Jesus Christ – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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THE SECRET TO SUCCESS!

http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficheiro:Transfiguration_bloch.jpg

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And this most amazing passage about being changed into Jesus’ image, lays it all out as to the secret to success, in being a “Christ-like” Christian.

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Listen to this passage once again… “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass (mirror) the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 3:18. This is one of the most powerful verses in all of Scripture!

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Transfiguration – Bloch – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be careful about my daily associations. Help me to surround myself with godly influences…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Mercury & The Image Of The Beast” or you can also read… “Mark of the Beast & Seal of God”

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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MERCURY & THE 2nd COMMANDMENT

 

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#2 HEAVENLY SPHERE & #2 COMMANDMENT… As discussed elsewhere in this website, the Sun seems to correspond to the First Commandment. Likewise, Mercury, which is the second heavenly sphere in our solar system, seems to correspond very nicely to the Second Commandment. Both the second heavenly sphere (Mercury) and the Second Commandment (no images) are closest to the ‘Sun’. That is to say, just as planet Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, so is the Second Commandment right next to the First Commandment (God compares himself to the Sun many times in Scripture). Jesus says to us today…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mercuryorbitsolarsystem.gif

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“I am the light of the world: he that follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

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For a more in-depth look at this argument about the Sun comparing to God, just click this link… “Discovering Bible Signs In Our Solar System”, or this link… Signs in the Sun .

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Mercury orbit solar system wikipedia share-alike license

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Mercury & The Image Of The Beast”

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TOMORROW:

“March 27th (All Comfy-Cozy in Hell!)”

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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