Daily Devotional, Year 2 – OCTOBER 18 (A World of Lies, Part 9: It’s a Cuttlefish World! Yellow Journalism Today!)

By admin On November 22nd, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – OCTOBER 18

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A World of Lies, Part 9: “It’s a Cuttlefish World! Yellow Journalism Today!”

To read Part 1, click here… “January 3 (World of Lies, Part 1: The Femme-Fatale Firefly!)”

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“If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:”

Psalm 66:18

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God originally created this world to be a beautiful home for Mankind.

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Yet when we fell from grace, this world began to change in many ways. Nature, to a certain extent, began to take on some changes. Many creatures and plants, etc., gradually took on dangerous aspects.

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But in addition to giving nature the ability to become dangerous after the Fall of Man, God also designed nature to teach lessons about good and evil!

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Yes, there are many creatures who exhibit appearances and behaviors, which teach us about heavenly virtues.

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But many aspects of nature teach lessons about Satan’s government of Hell!

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CUTTLEFISH: THE ULTIMATE IMPOSTORS!

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One of the most amazing creatures ever created is the Cuttlefish! Actually, it is not a fish, but a type of mollusk, like a squid, or an octopus.

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The reason why this creature is so incredible, is that it can just glance at its environment and instantly change its body to imitate that environment.

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For instance, if it wants to hide from its enemies, or lie-in-wait for its victims, next to a sea-weed, it simply changes its color, spots, and shape to imitate that sea-weed. It can even instantly grow leaf-like appendages to imitate certain sea-weeds!

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This little creature is nothing short of amazing!

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Cuttlefish.ogv – Wikipedia – Creative Commons License

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CUTTLEFISH: SYMBOL OF SATAN

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Well, God has created this little predator to give us further insight into the inner working of the kingdom of Satan.

(As this little 26 second video below shows, the Cuttlefish has the ability to paralyze his potential victims, by using his hypnotizing strobe-light effect! Amazing!)

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Certainly Satan and his unseen minions love to make themselves invisible! That way, they can work their misery and woe upon this unsuspecting world, without its inhabitants becoming alarmed causing us to rebel against Satan’s kingdom, as we flee to God!

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WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST

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When back in high school, the teachers of American history briefly, but enthusiastically taught of the great newspaper magnate, William Randolph Hearst.

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And the main thrust of the classroom lesson was that Hearst wholeheartedly engaged in “Yellow Journalism”, as he used exaggerations and sensationalism in his vast and powerful empire of newspapers  to promote his own personal political views.

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And so, William R. Hearst was tagged with the demeaning title of being a “Yellow Journalist”.

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William Randolph Hearst – 1906 – Wizard of Ooze – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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THE INDUSTRY STANDARD

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In other words, “Yellow Journalism” has now become “the new normal” throughout the daily news industry, to a great degree!

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Yes, not only newspapers, but radio, television and Internet are saturated with the same exaggerations, sensationalism, biased coverage, story-spiking, and sometimes, out-and-out lies.

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UNDER THE GUISE OF UNBIASED NEWS REPORTING

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Well, for those who are merely political commentator’s, it’s OK to give one’s own personal opinion on this or that topic. That’s what commentators do.

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And they don’t try to comment under the guise of being unbiased reporters. They freely acknowledge their biased opinions.

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But in today’s world, there is such a jealousy for political supremacy in the on-going war between “liberalism” and “conservatism”, that most or all news organizations feel it necessary to slant their stories to promote their personal bias for one or the other of these two ideologies.

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“TRUTH IS FALLEN IN THE STREET…”

A prophecy of Isaiah 59:14

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In other words, these newspapers, radio, Internet, and television daily news sources pass themselves off as merely un-objectively reporting the dailhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Statue_of_Lady_Justice_in_Frankfurt.jpgy news.

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But in reality, they are busy deciding which stories will further their political aims, and which stories oppose their personal politics.

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And so, it’s hard to find a news source that doesn’t use Yellow Journalism!

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And even political/social commentators quite often mis-report or omit important facts altogether, so as to purposely make their political enemies look even worse than they actually are!

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So Yellow Journalism often extends to political commentators as well!

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WHY ALL THE DECADENCE?

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But the question which many are asking today is, “Why has our societies devolved into such a decadent condition?”

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One great truth which must undergird our understanding of this fallen world is that Satan has been given the title, “the god of this world” (2nd Corinthians 4:4).

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And so, the real puzzling question should actually be, “Why does anything in this, his fallen kingdom have the appearance of goodness? If this world is Satan’s kingdom, then why is there any goodness at all?”

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A “FORM OF GODLINESS” IN THIS WORLD

(see 2nd Corinthians 4:4)

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Well, one other great truth is also found in 2nd Corinthians, “…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; whose end shall be according to their works.” 2nd Corinthians 11:14, 15

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It is Satan’s great purpose to disguise his true nature of evil with a cloak of goodness.

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Because if this world was totally and overtly evil, then the citizens of his kingdom would rebel against him, and return to God.

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WE’RE ALL LIARS IN HEART!

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But there has always been deception and dishonesty in the world, as is written…“let God be true, but every man a liar;” Romans 3:12

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This little verse presents a giant concept, namely, that each and every one of us are liars, by nature!

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And so, it should not surprise us to see Yellow Journalism being practiced!

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MAINTAINING A FACADE OF GOODNESS

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But what’s surprising, is to see Yellow Journalism becoming the industry standard, such as has never before been seen!

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Yes, with all the giant news organizations out there, you would think that at least some of them would attempt to be honest and unbiased in their reporting!

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Well, the fact is, most news organizations do indeed attempt to maintain an air of honesty. After all, if they were totally dishonest, then nobody would watch or listen to them! 

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But when it comes to political and social issues, they just cannot seem to help themselves.

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And even if they do report a story which helps “the other side”, that story will probably be buried as quickly as possible, so as to not help their political/social foes any more than necessary.

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WORLD’S EVIL NOW MANIFEST

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So what is the point to today’s devotional?

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After all, both the political/social “leftists”, and the political/social “right”, are exposing the dishonesty of one-another all day long! 

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So why does this website feel the need to also “pile on” in this on-going mud-slinging match between these two opposing factions?

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Well, this current political/social situation in which the kingdom of Satan is seemingly divided against itself makes it much more evident of the futility of Christians trying to depend on the world.

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“A KINGDOM…DIVIDED…CANNOT STAND!”

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Yes, as Scripture reveals…“And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.” Mark 3:24

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And so, as this heated battle between the “left” and “right” rages on, it seems as if Satan’s kingdom is now divided against itself.

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And as the various news organizations take their respective sides in this fierce battle, it becomes a great opportunity for Christians and others to witness about the futility of trying to depend on the world.

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Truth and honesty are in short supply these days!

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“THEN SHALL YE…DISCERN BETWEEN THE RIGHTEOUS & THE WICKED”

Malachi 3:18

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And so, as we compare the dishonesty and hypocrisy of the world with the flawless righteousness of Heaven and Heaven’s Jesus, the contrast becomes much more distinct and evident!

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Yes, Jesus came into this world to save this world! But the world wanted nothing to do with that righteous Man!

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And as we can now see, today’s corrupt world is no better than it was back in the day’s of Calvary’s cruel Cross!

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Brooklyn Museum – What Our Lord Saw from the Cross – James Tissot

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“COME UNTO ME…AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST”

Matthew 11:28

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And so, the offer goes out to one and all, to turn away from this hopelessly dying world, and return to the One who has not one dark spot of character, to worship the One who is the very essence of goodness and honesty!

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Yes, in the world to come, there will be none of the wickedness and selfishness that we now see all around us (and in all of us). There will be no more of Satan’s Yellow Journalism. His lies and deceit will be fully and finally destroyed!

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And in the world to come, peace and harmony and honesty and brotherly love will reign supreme!

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WATCH THIS SHORT BUT AMAZING VIDEO…

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TO READ THE NEXT PART, CLICK HERE…April 13 (A World of Lies, Part ??: “It’s a Cuttlefish World! Yellow Journalism Today!” CONTINUED)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to see and understand the great deception, which is the Planet Earth! Help me study Thy Word that I may become wise as a serpent, but harmless as a dove…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“Vanity Fair” & The False Prophet, or you can also read this much shorter article…January 31st (You Can’t Fix Hell!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE NARROW GATE STARS

Winter Constellations in West

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This most amazing phenomenon is seen throughout the winter. Although it can be observed most of the winter, it is seen best when it is the western part of the sky, at winter’s end (The end of winter being the final scene of this heavenly Gospel story). Orion , the Dragon, and the Glorious White Horse are beginning to descend into the western horizon (sketch to right is Winter Constellations descending into western horizon. This can actually be seen as early as December, in the pre-dawn hours).

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And at this point it is apparent that the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation  is veering toward the two bright stars, known as Castor and Pollux (sketch to below left). But the Wide Gate Stars are composed of the two brightest stars of the Auriga Constellation, known as the star, Capella, and the star, Menkalinan. The two stars, Castor and Pollux, make up the concept of the Orion’s Narrow Gate Stars.

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This can even be observed into June in the western sky (for a short time just after dark). While a dark night is best for seeing the Woman Constellation, the 4 stars which comprise the Narrow Gate/Wide Gate Stars can be seen even under mediocre conditions. It begins with the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation (AKA Ursa Major) going towards these two doors.

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The sketch to left shows, the two doors are each composed of two bright stars. The two bright stars that comprise the Narrow Gate are the two brightest stars of the Orion the Reaper’s sickle. The two stars that comprise the ‘Wide Gate’ Stars are the two brightest stars of the wave of water that comes out of the Dragon Constellation’s mouth (for explanation of “Wave of Water”, just click here). The stars that make up the ‘Narrow Gate’ are about half the width of the Wide Gate (see sketch to right).

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(For more information on Orion’s sickle, just click here,“Orion The Reaper”.)

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Editor’s note: These sketches on this page are merely sketches. The stars are not in their exact place. However, they are close enough to find them in the night sky. But as with most stars, it takes persistence to finally locate them.

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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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TOMORROW…

OCTOBER 19 (Noble Bereans, Part 3: Harold Camping)

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