Daily Devotional, Year 3 – August 2 (Noble Bereans, Part 16: “The Signs Of Heaven?”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – August 2

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Noble Bereans, Part 16: “The Signs Of Heaven?”

To read part 1, click here…“September 2nd (Noble Bereans?)”

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“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.”

1st Thessalonians 5:21

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So, in this little series, the subject of those “noble Bereans” has been introduced. And today, it is still worthy of a little more exploration, regarding another area of concern.

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Let’s look at the key Bible passage… “And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming there, went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:10, 11

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St Paul Preaching in Athens (Raphael, 1515) Wikipedia US public domain

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AN OPEN-MINDED SPIRIT IN BEREA

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OK, so these in Berea were more noble, because they: 

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1. “Received the Word with all readiness of mind.” 

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2. “And searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”

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Therefore, these Bereans were ready to receive new teachings, which no doubt, conflicted with the supposed “orthodox” teachings of that day. So there was an open-mindedness which permeated their hearts, and a willingness to search out those new teachings.

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Holy Bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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SEARCHING WITH AN OPEN MIND

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And secondly, they “searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things werhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PaulT.jpge so.” In other words, these were not just mind-controlled followers of the popular teachers of that day.

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No, but rather, they were noble enough to entertain this ill-reputed and much despised renegade, Paul, who was bringing a very new and different angle on the Scriptures.

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Yes, Paul was really teaching some incredibly new-sounding doctrines! And yet, the noble people were willing to hear him out, and actually hoped that he was correct! They searched the Scriptures, “to see if these things were so”! They weren’t just searching to find the first flaw, so that they could quickly reject Paul, and everything he had to say!

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Paul the Apostle – Artist – Valentin de Boulogne or Nicolas Tournier – circa 1500s – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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THE SIGNS OF HEAVEN

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Now in these last moments of time, God is bringing us a further revelation: The Signs Of Heaven.

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And this heavenly message requires the very same willingness to search it out!

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Therefore, all those who are desirous to see these signs, must lay aside all previously conceived ideas and prejudices and, “search the Scriptures daily to see if these things are so.”

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And those who are willing to study their Bible daily, with the same open-minded Spirit as those noble Bereans possessed, will not be disappointed. Oh yes, this message may take months to properly discern. But it will be well worth it!

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ABOVE STAR-CHART – Summer Constellations with Two Turtledoves (Sagittarius) & Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) – www.theheavensdeclare.net

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BIBLICAL SUPPORT NECESSARY

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Now, for a truth-seeker to begin to search out any given idea, there must be some encouragement from the Bible to do so.

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And in the case of these heavenly signs, the Bible gives plenty of evidence, such as this…“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars;” Luke 21:25

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Now if this were the only verse to go on, it might be enough to begin a search. After all, the Bible promises here that there will be signs in the Sun, Moon, and stars!

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ABOVE STAR CHART: Wikipedia star-charts winter constellation in West with Orion

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THE 7 STARS & ORION

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But there is much more in Scripture to cause one to begin searching out all these things…“Seek Him that maketh the Seven Stars and Orion” Amos 5:8

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Yes, Orion and the Seven Stars are significant members of these Signs Of Heaven constellations.

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ABOVE PICTURE – 7 Stars Constellation as the Cross (aka Big Dipper) – winter – signsofheaven.org – not for commercial uses

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MANY OTHER BIBLE TRUTHS

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And so, these and other biblical signs are the starting place in the search for end-times truth.

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And of course, these signs carry with them many important Bible truths which every noble Berean can investigate by a daily search of the Bible.

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TO READ PART 17, GO HERE…August 13 (Noble Bereans, Part 17: “Noble Bereans or Proud Laodiceans?”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be an open-minded seeker of truth, even if it means giving up a very highly regarded Church opinion! Let me be willing to investigate any seemingly new teaching if it appears to have some biblical validity…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… JULY 31 (How Do I See These Signs of Heaven?) or you can also read…February 23 (Flee To The Mountains, Part 15: “How To Be Like John the Baptist: The Signs Of Heaven”)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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BIBLE VERSES PICTURED IN THE HEAVENS

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“With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy streets: he shall slay thy people by the sword, and thy strong garrisons shall go down to the ground.” Ezekiel 26:12

Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation

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THIS STAR-CHART: This is a Wikipedia star-chart, in which this site’s editor has sketched in these three constellation (without the Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation). Notice how the right front hoof is trampling on the tail of the Dragon. Also notice his eye is a star.It’s best seen when in the western half of the sky. It is found in mid-sky traveling from east to west. In January, it is in the west after midnight. As winter progresses, it can be seen earlier and earlier in the evening. a dark sky with good star-visibility is best, but not absolutely necessary to see this constellation. It is found on the opposite side of the Dragon Constellation from Orion. And as already stated, this Goodly Horse Constellation can be seen best in mid-winter when it is in the western side of the sky, and you are looking at it while you are facing west. The nose and head of this horse is partly made from the Perseus Constellation. The tail and rear end is partly of the Cassiopeia ConstellationThe hind-leg is made partly of stars from the Andromeda Constellation.

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THIS HOLY-GHOST-RIDER

winter Constellations in the east

winter Constellations in the east

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Now one thing that is noticeable and makes this constellation even more dramatic, is the fact that the Milky Way runs right through it. And the question that must be asked is, “What biblical implications does this constellation/Milky Way connection have?” Well, very simply put, if stars represent Believers, then this rider works in the world through His True-Worshippers, to a great extent.

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WHY IS THIS CONSTELLATION SO INCOMPLETE IN APPEARANCE

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So why is this constellation merely an outline? Well it does show his back, rear end and leg…and arm. But unlike, say, Orion, this constellation is very vague, even mysterious in appearance. Almost vacant in appearance. Yes this horseman represents Christ.

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But even more than this, it represents the Holy Spirit of Christ. And as we all know, the Holy Spirit is very, very, un-intrusive, almost impossible to detect His presence. Hence, this constellation is perhaps the most faint of all the constellations of Signs Of Heaven!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

August 3 (Revelation 16:1, 2: “The First Plague”)

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

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