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Manuscript- Devotions With Your Cat

Manuscript- Devotions With Your Cat

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Published by katapley7953
This is a Christian devotional book for every day of the year.
In it you encounter cats, sages, hymn writers, martyrs, poets, and historical figures who offer inspiration.
This is a Christian devotional book for every day of the year.
In it you encounter cats, sages, hymn writers, martyrs, poets, and historical figures who offer inspiration.

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DAILY MEDITATIONS FOR CHRISTIAN CAT LOVERSBy Lillian Wiggins
 
1)A CASHLESS SOCIETY COMING SOON
 Revelation 14:9-11 “And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If anyman worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, Thesame shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into thecup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of theholy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, andwhosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”Shawn Arbeau wrote an article on a website titled, “The Cashless Society” which Commentson the world economy revolving completely around plastic money and the antichrist. Sheexplains: “The Computerized World Many financial institutions across the world have adaptedto the change towards the cashless society by implementing electronic funds transfer viaautomated teller machines (ATM’s) and of late, the internet. By having a simple plastic card,society could completely eliminate the need for cash. The benefits range from the end user through to the government and the merchants. The end user now has no worries about beingrobbed; there is no cash to steal. Society no longer has to worry about thieves because there isno more cash to steal. Society no longer has to spend enormous amounts of tax dollarssupporting our criminal/jail system due to the reduced crime in this area. Merchants now reducethe amount of paper trail they have and can use computerized systems to handle this for them. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Once we take a step back and look at the big picture, we notice that there is a very dark side to this indeed. The key point to understandhere is what everything revolves around, and the answer to that would be the government.Suddenly, under this new system, the government has total control over everything we do. It cansuppress or oppress society where it hurts the most and that is money. It can also be used tocontrol social laws; to ensure what society has decided is “correct” social behavior. (MORROW,G, 1984, A computerized cashless society, Creative Computing, 10 (11), 271) Privacy Under Attack: Although there are many advantages to utilizing a cashless society, one of the maindisadvantages is the disappearance of the privacy of individuals. There may be a large portion of society that may object to “Big Brother” observing their every move. One opinion of this is thatif you are not doing anything wrong, than what do you have to fear? The other side of the coin iswhat business is it of anyone else what I am doing if I am not adversely affecting anyone else.As one assistant professor put it: ‘People value their ability to make some of their purchasesusing cash, with absolutely no record, electronic log, or audit trail of those transactions, as a wayto safeguard their privacy. (Brown, 1997)’ The Evil Electronic Cash – the microchip: It wouldnot be doing the topic justice if a very real hurdle was not addressed as an obstacle to beovercome in the future. This obstacle pertains to religious connotations that are interpreted bymany religious people as end time prophecy being fulfilled as outlined in the Holy Bible.Electronic Cash can take on many forms; bank cards, credit cards, debit cards, mobile phones,electronic banking, ATM’s, EFTPOS, etc, the list is almost un-ending. To purchase off  particular websites an individual must use electronic cash in one form or another. A cheque or cash would be scoffed at; these types of businesses are simply not interested in catering for that
 
section of the market. A view held by a lot of Christians is that electronic cash is the vehicle thatwill introduce the cashless society, and in time, the implanted microchip on all human beingsthat wish to buy and sell. This view is deeply founded in their belief in the Holy Bible, in particular the passages that refer to the end of time. Revelation 13:16-18 refers to the last dayswhich Christians should be aware of: ‘And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor,free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Hereis wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.’ In the future whoever controls thecashless society will be able to track every human beings’ spending habits, activities, and travel.To take the antichrist’s number will mean certain damnation.”http://csusap.csu.edu.au/~darbea01/#_Toc78730022However, if you are a Christian the Lord promised in 2 Timothy 4:8 “Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, whichthe Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all themalso that love his appearing.” Are you watching for his appearing?
2)A CAT’S INCREDIBLE JOURNEY
1 Corinthians 9:24 “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.”Sugar the cat ran an incredible race of 1,500 miles to get back to her original owners.Her persistence and endurance were astounding. The websitehttp://www.kittens-lair.net/history-and-famous-cats/amazing-true-stories-about-cats.htmltellsSugar’s astounding story: ‘ One of the nicest stories about a cat's power to travel or remember long distances... is about Sugar. Sugar was a cream-colored, part-Persian who was living with afamily in Anderson, California. When her family had to move to Oklahoma they felt that Sugar was just too afraid of cars to go through such an ordeal and so they very reluctantly left Sugar  behind with a neighbor. Fourteen months later, in Oklahoma, a cream-colored semi-Persian catleaped on the shoulder of the woman from Anderson, California while she was working outsideher new home. Although the woman thought the cat looked like Sugar, she had her doubts.Would a stray cat jump happily onto the shoulder of a stranger? Not likely. But it also seemedunlikely that a cat could cross half a continent of desert and mountain ranges! All doubts wereended, however, when she petted Sugar and felt the unique bone deformity that defined Sugar'sleft hip. And then she knew for sure it was Sugar when she called the old neighbor in California. Not only did the neighbor remember Sugar's unique bone formation, but she told the Andersonfamily that Sugar had stayed with her for only two weeks before disappearing! Sugar travelledmore than 1,500 miles through land even a mountain lion would find harsh...to a place she hadnever been....to get back to the family she loved and missed.’ Sugar the cat is a shining exampleof endurance and perseverance -- qualities which we as Christians should develop. Paul says inHebrews 12:1 : “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us runwith patience the race that is set before us,”. Are you focused on finishing the race and getting

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