Today’s Devotional – October 9th (Silly Women)

By admin On September 5th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – October 9th

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“Silly Women”

2nd Timothy 3:6

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“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves…they (these evil men) which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins…Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 2nd Timothy 3:1-7

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Jezebel – John Liston Byam Shaw – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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THIS DOESN’T MAKE SENSE!

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“For of this sort are they (evil men) which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 2nd Timothy 3:6, 7

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What in the world could this above passage from Paul’s writing to Timothy be all about?

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And just who are these silly women laden with sins?

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And are these women so silly that they allow strangers to creep into their houses?

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And why are they ever-learning, but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth?

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Very strange, wouldn’t you agree?

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

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MINISTERS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

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But then, Paul puts the crowning touch on this description, by saying that these people have… “a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof:”

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OK, so if these silly women in these last days are churches which are ever-learning but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth, then these evil ones who “creep in” have a form of godliness, but deny the Holy Spirit’s power to change lives, must be speaking of Satan’s ministers of righteousness!

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Listen… “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness;” 2nd Corinthians 11:14, 15

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So it says here that there are ministers of righteousness who are in reality, merely emissaries of Satan!

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THE TIME WILL COME FOR ITCHING EARS

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So just why God decided to put all this about silly women into allegorical language is somewhat of a mystery!

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After all, the Bible makes this church-wide apostasy very clear in other places, such as this… “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2nd Timothy 4:3, 4

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So here is a very plain statement about the apostate condition of the churches in these last days.

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

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WHY CAN’T WE COME TO TRUTH?

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Now the focus of this devotional is regarding the words, “ever learning, but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth”.

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Just what does it mean?

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Well, the answer to this question is found within itself!

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Listen again to the description of these evil men… “For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud…lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” 2nd Timothy 3:, 2, 5

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This above description in reality applies to these “silly women” (apostate churches). They study the Bible. They preach out of the Bible every week. But for some reason, they never can see through the facade of their own false godliness! 

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Girl with round mirror – Wikimedia – US public domain

Woman gazing into mirror – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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WHY AREN’T SERMONS DOING ANY GOOD?http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svg

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The fact is, we have ministers and teachers who can almost quote the New Testament by memory, and yet, it has no soul-saving effect on either the parishioners nor those ministers and teachers!

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So what is the problem? Why do these men sound so holy at times, and yet there is no, “righteousness and true holiness”? (Ephesians 4:24)

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Question Marks – At a loss – svg – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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JESUS OUTSIDE, KNOCKING

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The problem is, that the Holy Spirit has vacated the local congregations and the “false holy spirit” has moved in and taken His place. And that explains why these silly women churches are ever-learning, but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth!

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Oh yes, Jesus is outside, standing at the door and knocking. But nobody is letting Him in!

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And why is nobody letting Jesus in? Maybe this next verse will explain… “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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Jesus Knocking by Hunt – wikipedia – US Public Domain

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CAN’T HAVE JESUS AND THE WORLD TOO!

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But make no mistake, the vast majority in Christendom today, are trying to hang on to the pleasures and pursuits of this world, and have Jesus too! And such a religion can never have the true Jesus! We will only end up with a spurious jesus of our own making!

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So those who belong to the apostate churches, which Paul describes as, “silly women”, may study the Bible each morning. We may attend our congregation each week, and even attend the Wednesday night Bible study! But we will never ever receive the knowledge that will save our soul! Sadly, we are joined to our many modern-day idols, and we just won’t let go!

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BE LIKE THE 5 WISE VIRGINS

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That infamous parable about the Wise & Foolish Virgins, has been a great encouragement to Christians for nearly 2,000 years now!

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Yes, in this parable, God speaks of the Church as two divisions: those who are wise, and those who are foolish.

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Both groups were found sleeping, when the wake-up call came… “Behold, the Bridegroom cometh! Go ye out to meet Him!” Matthew 25:6

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Five Wise Virgins – Matt 25 – www.thebiblerevival.com – Public Domain

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GOOD NEWS!David's sorrow - Wikigallery - Public Domain

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Now there is some very Good News! Yes, God is giving us some extra time, to prove that we really mean business with Him. Yes, God has allowed just enough time for us to really get busy and study, and pray, and contemplate the precious words of Jesus!

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And if ever there was a time to fall prostrate before Him, and plead for mercy and grace to become a true follower of Jesus, it is at this present fearful hour!

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David’s sorrow – Wikigallery – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 2, CLICK HERE…NOVEMBER 8 (Silly Women, Part 2: 7 Women of Isaiah 4)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to separate as far as possible, from all unnecessary ungodly influences! Help me to lay all down upon the altar, and serve the Lord with all my heart, soul, strength, and mind…

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READ MORE…

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(FOR FURTHER EXPLORATION, READ THE ARTICLE…  ”The Abomination in the Apostate Church”), or you can also read… “August 8th (Ten Sleeping Virgins!)”

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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WIKIPEDIA STAR-CHART

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This constellation was identified on May 22nd, 2014. It is simply five stars, two from the Serpens Constellation, and three from the Hercules Constellation.

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What gives this constellation impetus and significance is that it appears as five evenly positioned stars, in a slight oval pattern, as if they were sitting in a meeting, listening, or perhaps watching someone.

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Second, they appear to be gathered in front of The Crown of Revelation 12 Constellation. (just below Corona Borealis in this Wikipedia star-chart, in which the editor of this site sketched in these two constellations)

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GATHERED AROUND GLORIOUS CROWN!

Corona Borealis/Bootes & Five Wise Virgins

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The position of these stars is significant in a number of ways. The first, being that these Five Wise Virgins are gathered around the 12-star Crown of Revelation 12. And the obvious message here is, that these wise virgins represent the faithful portion of God’s Church. And as wise virgins, they understand the importance of winning the glorious crown of victory, which Jesus promised.

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Listen… “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.” 1st Corinthians 9:24, 25. 

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And so, God is showing us the difference between the wise and the foolish in His Church. While the wise are gathered around this crown of victory, the foolish are nowhere to be found. 

 

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Corona Borealis/Bootes & Five Wise Virgins

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Five Wise Virgins Stars” or you can also read… “The Five Foolish Virgins Stars”

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TOMORROW:

“October 10th (God’s Two-Edged Sword!)”

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