The Serpent of Old Constellation

By admin On July 2nd, 2016

Luke 21:25 foretells the following…”And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;”

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Here is one of the last events to happen just prior to the return of Christ, for it is written…”And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” Luke 21:28

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If ever there was a time to be looking up, as this verse commands, it is NOW!

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And while looking up, has the Reader yet located the “Serpent of Old Constellation”? Well, by all means do so! It is a very remarkable constellation with jaws made from the very same stars that form the head of that ancient Babylonian constellation, “Draco”.

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Now, the body of Draco is made of completely different stars than the body of this Serpent of Old Constellation. Just the four stars which make up the head of Draco are the very same four stars which form the jaws of the Serpent of Old.

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The reason for bringing this up is to use this Serpent of Old Constellation’s jaws to illustrate the main point of today’s devotional.

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You see, those four stars which comprise the Serpents jaws make him appear to have his deadly jaws wide open. And one of the remarkable aspects of this is discovered by following the two trajectories of each jaw, both the upper as well as the lower jaws.

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And if one should do this, it will be discovered that the lower jaw makes a straight line across the night-sky to, guess where?

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The two stars of the lower jaw makes a trajectory straight to the Valley of Decision Constellation!

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But if you should follow the trajectory of the two stars which comprise the upper jaw, guess where that leads to?

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The two stars of the upper jaw makes a trajectory straight across the night-sky to the five foolish virgin stars on the Broad Way to Hell Constellation which is part of the Valley of Decision Constellation!

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So just why is this important?

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Well, the reason why these two trajectories are important is because they illustrate the great purpose of Satan, as he leads the apostate portion of the Church to The Valley of Decision, to be judged, and then ultimately down to Hell!

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Here is where the parable of the Ten Virgins begins to have great significance in these last days! You see, in that parable, the five foolish virgins could not make it into the wedding supper. Because, when their lamps went out, they just did not have any oil in their vessels to see the Way into the wedding supper! And only the five wise virgins had back-up oil to light their Way into the supper.

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Here is a great illustration concerning the seal of God and the mark of the Beast!

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To put it very concisely, only those who have the oil of God’s Holy Spirit in their vessels (their hearts), have the seal of God. But those who do not have oil in their vessels (their hearts) will soon be filled with the character of Satan, which is the spirit of Antichrist, which is the spirit of the world.

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Now both groups had oil in their lamps, which symbolized the Word of God, the Bible. And yet, those lamps all went out! Here is a frightening truth which many do not fully grasp. In these last days, it appears as if God is going to withdraw His Spirit from the Bible. And those who have been hiding His precious promises in their hearts will be required to walk by whatever scriptures they have already stored within.

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But those who have been too busy in the world will find themselves bankrupt and left in darkness on that Day!

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In other words, at some point in time, God’s people will be required to rely only upon whatever portion of the Bible they previously hid in their hearts via the daily study and contemplation of God’s precious promises. But the foolish ones in the Church had been so preoccupied with the cares and pleasures of the world that they neglected to do the ever-so-critical heart-work necessary to stand in the Evil Day!

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Listen again to Luke….”And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” Luke 21:34-36

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Here is a warning to all, that we must not allow the cares and pleasures of this life eclipse our necessary preparation for the coming crisis!

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Jesus plainly revealed to His disciples that true Salvation can only be revealed by a total devotion to God…”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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And so, there are many in today’s church-world who have been deceived by their church-leaders into believing that they can still vigorously pursue the many seemingly “good” pleasures and ambitious pursuits of this selfish world, and still maintain a relationship with Christ. Oh yes, those foolish ones go to church each week. And oh yes, they have enjoyed many fruitful Bible studies in the past.

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But when that dreadful Day finally arrives, it will be so sad when they discover that they were totally bankrupt of heavenly grace: no oil in their vessels (their hearts)!

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And so, this is why that wily old serpent, the Devil and Satan is leading all the foolish ones in the Church to the Valley of Decision, and ultimately off to Hell!

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Listen…”Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.” Joel 3:14

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Well, there is a bit of Good News, in spite of this dreadful news just presented.

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You see, in His great mercy, God has allowed just enough time for all of us who have foolishly squandered our precious moments seeking for earthly treasures and pleasures, to repent! Yes, those of us who have been foolish virgins, spiritually speaking, can use this little probationary time remaining, to cry out to God for mercy and grace!

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Listen to James 4:4, 8-10, as he speaks to God’s professed people…”Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God… Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.”

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Not only does God consider worldly-minded Christians His enemies, but he graciously calls us to a deep repentance and a heart-felt humbling before His throne, crying out to Him for another chance!

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And so, O man, woman, and child, we have our work cut out for us! There is not a moment to lose! The Evil Day is upon us! There is no more time to dilly-dally in the world! We must continue to beg and plead for God’s grace, until we are firmly standing upon the solid Rock of holiness and victorious Christ-likeness!

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