Today’s Devotional – October 21st (The 7 Stars, Part 1: ‘7 Stars’ Imitate ‘The Cross of Orion’)

By admin On September 15th, 2014

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“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Today’s Devotional – October 21st

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The 7 Stars, Part 1: ‘7 Stars’ Imitate ‘The Cross of Orion’

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Have you ever heard the expression, “Imitation is the highest form of praise”?

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And don’t we see a lot of imitation going on in the world?

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For instance, look at these imitators of “The King” of modern music!

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But the Bible also says, that as we look out in the world, we see the people doing things in the natural, that we Christians should be doing in the spiritual realm!

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Yes, the Bible says… “for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.” Luke 16:8

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Now, it’s just too bad that God’s people aren’t as zealous of imitating our King, as they are of imitating their king!

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Elvis impersonator record – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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PETER LET DOWN HIS LORD

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Peter let down his Lord by denying him thrice. But God allowed this to happen, knowing that Peter would repent, later to become one of the most zealous Followers of Jesus.

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Probably many of us Christians have let our Lord down in a big way in the past! And like Peter, we have repented, also to become even more ardent Followers of Jesus!

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crucifixion of Peter-Caravaggio-Martirio di San Pietro wikipedia US public domain

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HEAVY-LADEN CHURCH!

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The Church, in these last days, has been flooded with every device that Satan could possibly conjure up, to cast across our pathway, and lead God’s sheep astray.

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And though the Church has been greatly hindered, God is about to purify His sin-laden people, who will finally lift up the Cross of Christ with such power and glory, as this world has never before seen!

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OBJECT LESSON IN THE SKY

www.signsofheaven.org

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And the Reader may just discover the way that he or she might also help lift that Cross up.

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And God has inscribed in the heavens, a picture of how the Church lifts up the Cross, as they imitate their Lord. So please read this very important little article.

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And though it may take 15 minutes or so, it will be well worth the read.

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COME, TAKE UP THE CROSS & FOLLOW ME”

Mark 10:21

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“Let the people praise Thee, O God; let all the people praise Thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.” Psalm 67:5-7

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Jesus came to this Earth to give His life a ransom for many. But He also came to take up His Cross as the example of how we should also love one another. And when His ministry was finished, He returned to Heaven. But He left instructions for the human family.

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And He says to us all… “For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.” John 13:15.

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This concept is written in the heavens! God has placed the stars in such a way that tells this marvelous concept of lifting up the Cross of Christ: self-sacrificing love for Mankind!

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First, Orion, (star-chart left) representing Christ, lifts up the Cross. Then, just a little later, the 7 Stars Constellation (star-chart right), representing God’s Church finally lifts up the Cross, seemingly in response to Orion’s prior example.

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These two constellations are the two brightest and most prominent constellations in the winter-night sky. And they represent the two greatest concepts of life: Christ and His Church. No, not a particular denomination. But God’s True Worshippers, wherever they may be interspersed amongst the inhabitants of the world.

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(The sketch to the above left is ‘Orion’ as it is seen, beginning in October in the pre-dawn hours, in mid-sky. The sketch to the right is of the ‘7 Stars’ Constellation as it is seen through winter, as it imitates Orion. These above two sketches are both rough drafts of those two constellations, Orion as well as the 7 Stars. And while they are not completely accurate, they are close enough to the actual constellations, for website guests to hopefully be able to locate them in the night sky.)

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“…SHALL NOT WALK IN DARKNESS”

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Jesus tells us that “I am the way”. Jesus calls each and every one of us to “come and follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men”.

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When a man, woman, or child gets this call, he or she then begins to embark upon a spiritual journey like none other in the world! It matters not whether a Follower is strong or weak, or even confined to a hospital bed, or even a prison cell. Because following Jesus is accomplished in the heart (our mind). And just like those 12 Disciples, the Follower begins a sojourn, which leads on an upward pathway of experience and knowledge and love (and trials).

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And so begins a process in which the Believer will diligently cooperate with God as He works in him, to help him discard his worldly “skin”, as he walks up the Highway of Holiness (see Isaiah 35:8). Jesus provided the Way, by His death and resurrection on the Cross. But aside from the Way of the Salvation, His life was also an example of the Way for all to follow…

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Christ calling His Disciples by Edward Armitage 1869 courtesy wikigallery.com public domain

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JESUS, THE LIGHT OF LIFE

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“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life.” John 8:12

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OK, so the above verse says we must follow Jesus.

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But just how does a person follow Jesus?

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Listen… “Then said Jesus unto His disciples, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for My sake shall find it.” John 16:24, 25. So Jesus here tells us the way to follow Him: lifting up the Cross in our own life!

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Jesus over Jerusalem – Enrique Simonet Flevit – 1892 – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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THE TRUTH…

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Jesus also says here that “I…am the truth”. Whatever we read in Scripture is seen best when contemplating Jesus. All the commandments begin to make real sense as we see just how our Savior lived out His life on Earth. The whole Bible points to Jesus“Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me.” John 5:39. Many places in the Old as well as the New Testament, Jesus is found, as we see Him revealed in allegories, types and shadows.

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But in the above verse, Jesus is in no way downplaying the importance of Bible study. Listen to what He says in the following verse… “If ye continue in My Word, then are ye My disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free!” John 8:32

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So we see from this above verse the importance of studying, contemplating, and walking by God’s Word. Because, if we persevere in God’s Word, we shall eventually overcome the world. Thus Jesus said, “…if ye continue in My Word”.

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The Exhortation to the Apostles 1886-94-by James Tissot wikipedia public domain

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgMANY DO NOT CONTINUE

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“If ye continue in My Word, then are ye My disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free!” John 8:32

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However, there are those who begin in God’s Word, but do not “continue” in God’s Word, for one reason or another. As the Follower of Jesus continues to grow in the Word, he or she imperceptibly becomes more and more changed into the image of Jesus (see 2nd Cor. 3:18). This is the essence of what it means to “continue” in Christ’s Word.

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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MYSTERY FINISHED…

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Listen to this next verse about the 7th Angel with the 7th Trumpet… “But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.” Revelation 10:7. And what mystery will God reveal at the blowing of this 7th Trumpet? Listen…

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“Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:” Colossians 1:26, 27.

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OK, so it says here, this mystery (Christ in you) is already known to God’s Church. But God wishes to reveal this mystery also to the unbelievers. And so, when God’s Church finally uplifts the Cross in our own lives, then will this wonderful mystery be fulfilled! Then, the world which has only heard about Christ, will finally see a Church manifesting that Christ, indeed lives in us!

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Then will the mystery of God be finished.

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Transfiguration bloch wikimedia commons US-public-domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Please work a work in me, that I may become a fit representative of Jesus, that my light may shine for all the world to see…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The 7 Stars Imitate The Cross of Orion” or you can also read… February 14th (By Beholding Jesus…Changed!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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LOCATING THESE TWO CONSTELLATIONS

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This phenomenon begins in October, in the pre-dawn hours. It then begins a little earlier each night.

The Cross of Orion Constellation star-chart.

This Wikipedia star-chart to the left, has this Orion Constellation sketched in. You must locate Orion, when it is mid-sky, between east and west. You’ll be facing southward most likely, unless you are far south. Try to imagine it as a Cross on a steep hill. The 3-star belt of Orion becomes the crest of the hill. The 3 very faint stars that make up Orion’s head become the very top of the Cross.

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Next, locate the 7 Stars Constellation. This 7 Stars Constellation is seen by facing northward. It stands upright a little later in the night. Eventually, Orion will lay down and no longer be seen as an uplifted Cross! Beginning in November, the 7 Stars (AKA Big Dipper) can be seen as a Cross a little bit later in evening.

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When you are comfortable in locating Orion & The 7 Stars Constellations, then show a friend. This can be a great witnessing tool!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The 7 Stars Imitate The Cross of Orion”

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TOMORROW:

“October 22nd (Pleiades: Harlot & Angel)”

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Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

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