Today’s Devotional – March 5th (The Straw-Man, Part 1: “Villains And Heroes”)

By admin On March 4th, 2014

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“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Today’s Devotional – March 5th

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The Straw Man, Part 1: “Villains And Heroes”

 

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“For there are certain men

crept in unawares,

who were before of old

ordained to this condemnation,

ungodly men…”

Jude 1:4 

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Some decades ago, a publicly disgraced and very unpopular world statesman, being interviewed, made the statement that, “some leaders are born to be villains while others are destined to be heroes in the public’s eyes”.

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Well, by simply glancing at the ongoing daily political wars, it’s not hard to understand that Satan is working behind the scenes, pulling the strings in such a manner, as to create great political intrigue, thus turning politics into a current-day “spectator sport”.

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MILLIONS NOW POLITICAL NEWS JUNKIES!

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And millions have now become daily devotees to various radio and television talk shows, eagerly waiting to hear each new day’s developments.

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And this ongoing drama has its “good guys” and “bad guys”, thus ratcheting up either the favor or disdain for these “actors” as they engage with one-another before the onlooking public.

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TV – ABC-Good Morning America – cropped image – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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POLITICS, A SOAP OPERA FROM HELL!

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Thus, the Enemy of Souls makes gains on two fronts: via the modern media, he has now created a new time-consuming pastime, which intrigues and ensnares multitudes of viewers; and this new form of voyeurism only ratchets up the anger and rage in the hearts of viewers who willingly witness all the dirty-dealing injustices constantly being committed in this new daily “soap opera from Hell”!  

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Anger during a protest – by David Shankbone – cropped image – Wikimedia – Share-alike-License

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VILLAINS & HEROES IN CHRISTIANITY

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Well, this relatively new spectator sport, “the daily political wars”, goes hand-in-hand with the current assault on Christianity. That is, “the god of this world” has likewise used the modern high-tech media to wage a similar war on Christianity.

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Yes, Satan has raised up his own collection of heroes and villains in the Christian community in an all-out effort to create a false narrative among Christians.

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These look-alike “Christians” become his useful pawns, to cast a false light on the Gospel, either in one direction or the other.

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ABOVE PHOTO: audience hands – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.”

2nd Peter 2:2

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Marshall_Applewhite.jpgWhile he raises up many so-called “Christians” who give Christianity a “black eye” by their lawless and often fanatical deeds, he raises up other men to appear to be the epitome of normalcy and rationality. In this way he confuses “even the very elect” into following these false shepherds because those cultish leaders make the false shepherds appear righteous by comparison.

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David Koresh – Wikipedia – Public Domain

Marshall Applewhite – Wikipedia – Fair-Use Rationale click to see details on fair use

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HIGH-TECH BRAINWASHING

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But this has always been the deceptive practice of Satan. What’s new, is that with the advent of high-tech devices, he can now accomplish his destruction of the Church, using far fewer actors and players, now being able to bombard us with their stigmatizing deceptions on a daily, yea even a 24/7 basis.

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgSTUDY, BEREAN, STUDY!

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Well, the Good News is that we are not ignorant of Satan’s devices.

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And it might be far safer for Christians to turn off these prophets of the airways, and simply read and study the Bible for our own selves.

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 2, CLICK HERE…“April 2nd The Straw Man, Part 2: Add Thou Not!)”

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to escape from this deadly deception by that Master-Deceiver, Satan…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…DECEMBER 14 (A Form of Godliness, Part 2: When Evil Wears A Smile!), or you can also read…March 15 (A World of Lies, Part 10: It’s a Cuttlefish World: “The Whole World Lies In Wickedness!”)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

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REVELATION 12 WOMAN CONSTELLATION

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WOMAN ROTATES THROUGH THE SEASONS…

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This page is about the Big Dipper, also called the Great Bear constellation (Ursa Major ). However, the ancient pagan cultures did not see this constellation as God intended it to be seen. It is actually a headless woman in childbirth.  This is seen in springtime. It is seen in the northern skies. 

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star-chart ursa major

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But as the seasons progress, this travailing woman flips upside down, now appearing as a woman with upraised arms like eagle wings who is running (eventually flying, as shown in sketch on right) into the wilderness (westward). The single star representing her birth-child (Christ) now becomes her head (“Christ is the head of the church.” Ephesians 5:23

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The 7 Stars (Big Dipper) is easy to see with its very bright 7 stars. But the Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) must be seen on a dark starry night, away from city lights. 

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These are star charts from Wikipedia, with sketches of the Woman added.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)”

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TOMORROW:

March 6th (How To Find Perfect Peace!)

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO STUDY IN JEREMIAH 

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ALL‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.

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THIS STUDY #64 IS PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING, FORMER CEO OF FAMILY RADIO…

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

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