Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 8 (Add Thou Not! Part 3: “You Bet Your Soul!”)

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“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 8

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Add Thou Not! Part 3: “You Bet Your Soul!”

To read Part 1, go here…Today’s Devotional – April 2nd (Add Thou Not!)

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“Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you,

neither shall ye diminish ought from it,

that ye may keep the commandments

of the LORD your God which I command you.”

Deuteronomy 4:2

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.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:You_Bet_Your_Life_%28title_card_-_1955-60%29.jpg

Do you remember way back in the early days of television, that hit television show, “You Bet Your Life”?

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Hosted by that mega-personality from the past, Groucho Marx, television watchers throughout the nation were glued to the television each and every night while that 30 minute show aired.

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You Bet Your Life – title card – 1955-60 – Wikipedia – Fair-use rationale

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EERIE CONNECTIONS

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:You_Bet_Your_Life_%28title_card_-_1955-60%29.jpgNow this website is in no way encouraging or advocating any Christian to begin watching television.

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But this devotional often takes the things of this present world, and makes some spiritual analogy.

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And it’s amazing how many mundane things of the world actually seem to have an eerie spiritual connection to the Gospel!

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“OR WHAT SHALL A MAN GIVE IN EXCHANGE FOR HIS SOUL?”

Matthew 16:26

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And https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:You_Bet_Your_Life_%28title_card_-_1955-60%29.jpgthis show, “You Bet Your Life” is no exception!

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This is because, there are multitudes in the Christian community who are doing just that!

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Actually, you could say that many Christians are gambling with their very own soul!

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“IF ANY MAN SHALL ADD…”

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So hhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:You_Bet_Your_Life_%28title_card_-_1955-60%29.jpgow in the world could it be surmised that Christians are gambling with their own soul?

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Simple! The Bible specifically warns Christians…“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” Revelation 22:18, 19

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So here is a passage found in the very last chapter of the Holy Bible which warns Christians against adding or taking away from the, “words of the Book of this prophecy”.

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“THE BOOK OF LIFE”

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Ahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:You_Bet_Your_Life_%28title_card_-_1955-60%29.jpgnd what makes this warning so fearful is the dreadful consequences which are sure to follow our disobedience!

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To receive the plagues written in the Bible, or to have one’s name removed from the Book of Life is just about as terrifying as anything imaginable!

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And yet, the Christian community seemingly has little or no fear of adding non-biblical names which God has never named!

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TWO RETURNS?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:You_Bet_Your_Life_%28title_card_-_1955-60%29.jpgFor instance, the name, “Rapture” is never once found in the Bible!

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It is a name which God has never named.

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It is a replacement for the proper name, “The Coming of the Lord”. And it has been mostly popularized by those who peddle the notion that there will be two separate returns of Christ in these last days.

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In other words, they insist there will be a secret Rapture, which is followed some years later by the visible Return of Christ on the last Day…

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“SHALL HE APPEAR A 2ND TIME”

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:You_Bet_Your_Life_%28title_card_-_1955-60%29.jpgListen…“So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” Hebrews 9:28

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This verse speaks of Christ returning for His waiting people a “second time”. But those who love the non-biblical name, “The Rapture” are betting their soul on two separate returns instead of one!

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Do you see how fearful it is to presume to add a name which God has never named? It is presumption in the first degree!

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And many are those who are willing to foolishly gamble away their soul on the notion that God will overlook this man-concocted name, when He has given us ample biblical names for the return of Christ!

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MANY NON-BIBLICAL NAMES

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:You_Bet_Your_Life_%28title_card_-_1955-60%29.jpgNow this unbiblical name, “The Rapture” is not the only man-concocted name which has come from the minds of men.

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No, there are other non-biblical names, such as “The Trinity”, which has replaced the God-given name, “The Godhead”. And other names, such as “Replacement Theology”, “Easter”, “Christmas”, “Indulgences”, “Purgatory”, have crept in unawares into the Christian community over the past centuries.

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And these, combined with many other presumptuous unbiblical practices now seen in Christianity, make for a very apostate church-world!

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BEING WISER THAN GOD

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:You_Bet_Your_Life_%28title_card_-_1955-60%29.jpgJust think it through. If God wanted to name a particular Bible truth, He could have.

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But mere men dare to presume to be wiser than God by concocting names which God did not name.

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If God had wanted His Return to this earth to be named, “The Rapture”, He easily could have given that name.

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But He didn’t!

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YOU BET YOUR SOUL?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:You_Bet_Your_Life_%28title_card_-_1955-60%29.jpgNow there are many who will defiantly answer back, “So what’s the big deal about using the name, Trinity, or the name, Replacement Theology, or The Rapture?”

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Well, go ahead and use them if you like! But you must realize that you are betting your soul that God doesn’t care!

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But if you are wrong, are you willing to lose your soul over these theologian-derived names?

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The fact is, it is high time that God’s people discard all such man-made rubbish, and jealously stick with the Bible only!

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This is the only safe course for God’s people to take in this fearful hour of Judgment.

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“EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW”

Isaiah 45:23; Romans 14:11

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:You_Bet_Your_Life_%28title_card_-_1955-60%29.jpgYes, the hour is fast approaching when each and every human will stand before the Judgment Throne, to find out what is our eternal destiny.

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And it is guaranteed that we will be trembling in fear on that terrible day!

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But if only we would begin trembling right now, we might escape being condemned on that day!

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“THOU SHALL NOT ADD!”

Deuteronomy 4:2

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:You_Bet_Your_Life_%28title_card_-_1955-60%29.jpgAnd so, in light of this fact, let’s hear this warning one more time…“If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” Revelation 22:18, 19

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“YE NEED NOT THAT ANY MAN TEACH YOU”

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:You_Bet_Your_Life_%28title_card_-_1955-60%29.jpgOne last piece of advice.

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Just because everyone else is doing something doesn’t make it right. And just because the leaders of today’s Christendom are telling you something is OK, or not OK, you must do what the Bible says, irregardless of their advice!

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Listen…“O My people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.” Isaiah 3:12

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If ever there was a time in which the leaders of Christianity are misleading God’s people, it is now, in this time of Church-wide apostasy!

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THE GOOD NEWS!

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:You_Bet_Your_Life_%28title_card_-_1955-60%29.jpgThe Good News to all this is that it is still possible to sit down and study what the Bible says.

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We don’t have to depend on what others tell us…“These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the Anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same Anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him.” 1st John 2:26, 27

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Here we see that the Holy Spirit is very capable of directly teaching us anything we need to know.

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And considering how many false teachers are out there today via the airways, it would be well for us to close our chamber doors and study our own Bibles.

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However pressing his duties STM2-c James Lee Frazer always finds time to read a few chapters from his Bible each day. I – NARA – 520675 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 4, GO HERE…September 1 (Add Thou Not! Part 4: “Which Day Is The Sabbath?”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to get rid of all the unscriptural ideas and man-contrived add-ons which I have accumulated over the years. Let me live by Thy Word and Thy Word only…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1”, or you can also read… OCTOBER 1 (Strong Delusion in Scripture, Part 5: 4 Rules of Proper Bible Study)

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THE END

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FLEEING WOMAN OF REVELATION 12…

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Constellation- Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains Mark 13:14

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“And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” Revelation 12:14, 15. So this Revelation 12 Woman Constellation gives a heavenly portrait of a woman fleeing from the Dragon, who is spewing water in her pathway.

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The sketch to the right is “Valley of Decision” Constellation, the Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation, and the Dragon Constellation. This is a concept sketch. These three constellations are not in this position in the night sky. So please don’t try to find them together like this. All of the other sketches have the constellation in the correct position, unless otherwise noted. For locations of each of these Constellations, please go to the article for that particular constellation.

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FROM WHERE & TO WHERE DOES SHE FLEE?

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(WOMAN ROTATES THROUGH THE SEASONS)

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star-chart ursa major summerr

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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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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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star-chart ursa major

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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 9 (Why Doesn’t My Christianity Work? Part 3: “Television”

 

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

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