Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 15 (The Revelation 12 Crown Constellation, Part 1: “Hold Fast To What Thou Hast!”)

By admin On January 15th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 15

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The Revelation 12 Crown Constellation, Part 1: “Hold Fast To What Thou Hast!”

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“Behold, I come quickly:

hold that fast which thou hast,

that no man take thy crown.”

Revelation 3:11

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:New-Year_Resolutions_list.jpgThis above verse is probably one of the most important passages in the Bible!

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And probably one of the least obeyed!

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Because, isn’t it true that it’s so easy in this world, to let go of good habits?

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New Year Resolutions list – Wikimedia – courtesy of Public domain photos.com

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MAKING AND BREAKING OUR VOWS

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:La_Gula_II_Gluttony_II.jpgYes, we make vows, and then we break vows!

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Maybe we fall off our New Year’s diet!

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Or we go back to smoking!

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Or we begin to have “just one glass” of wine again.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Taunting_0001.jpgOr we begin again to engage in gossiping!

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Or fall off our daily workout at the gym!

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Well, the list is seemingly endless regarding the things that we let slip away!

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Gluttony – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Offering a toast with sparkling wine flutes – Wikimedia – Share-alike license

two young girls laughing behind another girls back

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“A LITTLE SLEEP…SO SHALL THY POVERTY COME!”

Proverbs 6:10, 11 

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lunch_Break_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1124457.jpgAnd so it is also in the Christian’s daily warfare!

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Maybe we fall off our daily Bible study.

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Or we begin again to watch “just a little television”.

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Or we begin hanging out with the old crowd again.

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Or whatever other old habit we might be inclined to fall back into.

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This is perhaps, the greatest single danger to our Christian walk. This is the ultimate slippery slope that the Christian may inadvertently fall into!

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And when the Christian falls back into one old habit, you can just guess that the Devil has a few more old habits for that Christian to fall back into!

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Lunch Break – Wikimedia Commons – Share-alike License

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THE SIGNS OF HEAVEN

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God has placed a marvelous set of constellations in the night-sky to illustrate just what is at stake in the Christians, “good fight of faith”.

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Yes, there is a constellation named “The Glorious 12-Star Crown of Revelation 12 Constellation” (scroll to this page’s bottom to see more detailed information about this constellation)

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And right next to this constellation is the Revelation 12 Woman Constellation, which features a woman-with-child grasping for that Glorious Crown!

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Well there is much more to all these heavenly signs, which can be explored by going to the “Signs Of Heaven” website.

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“…THAT NO MAN TAKE THY CROWN!”

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But needless to say, these heavenly signs give us a pictorial scenario of what today’s signature verse is all about…“Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” Revelation 3:11

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Yes, this crown represents our Salvation. And even though we do not fully understand all the details of this crown, nevertheless, Revelation 3:11 is a fearful warning that the Christian should exercise great care that he or she does not take their Salvation for granted!

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ABOVE STAR-CHART – Summer Constellations w/ark (aka: Sagittarius) & Revelation 12 Woman (aka: Ursa Major, including The Big Dipper) – www.theheavensdeclare.net

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“KEEP THY HEART WITH ALL DILIGENCE!”

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The Christian must maintain vigilant watchfulness at all times! The eternal destiny is nothing to http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgtake casually.

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Listen…“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.” Proverbs 4:23-27

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And so, as this above passage warns, the Christian must be watchful, vigilant, circumspect at all times!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“I SAY UNTO ALL, WATCH!”

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Here is a stark warning from Jesus…

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Listen…“Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the Master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly He find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.” Mark 13:35-37

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Here again is yet another fearful warning to God’s professed people, which should not be lightly regarded! “WATCH!”

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ABOVE PICTURE: Unfunny Judgment Day Cartoon – a party tonight – signsofheaven.org

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“BECAUSE I CALLED…AND NO MAN REGARDED”

Proverbs 1:24

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One amazing aspect to the Glorious Crown Constellation is that it is a rather dim constellation compared to most of the other constellations on this website. This no doubt is because God wants us to realize how little regarded that the Christian Crown is to most church-goers! Yes, we rarely think about the importance of winning this crown as we go about our day-by-day routines! This great truth shines very dimly in the minds of most of us, as we often get so overcharged with our mundane daily duties.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Poor_man_reading.jpg

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And yet, the kingdom of Heaven and Heaven’s Jesus are the absolute most important aspect of our lives! And it would be better to be a homeless and poverty-stricken but a prayerful Bible student, than to be wealthy without the heart and mind fixed upon God’s Word and prayer!

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Corona Borealis – Wikipedia – Taken from software called Perseus – All rights by Roberto Mura 

Homeless man reading Bible – Wikimedia share-alike license

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DON’T FORGET THESE THINGS!

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Listen to Peter…“For if these things (God’s promises, faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-081218-M-4507D-001.jpgpatience, godliness, brotherly kindness, Charity) be in you, and abound…But he that lacketh these things is blind…give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall…Wherefore I will not be negligent TO PUT YOU ALWAYS IN REMEMBRANCE OF THESE THINGS…Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up BY PUTTING YOU IN REMEMBRANCE…Moreover I will endeavor that ye may be able after my decease to HAVE THESE THINGS ALWAYS IN REMEMBRANCE.” 2nd Peter 1:8, 9, 12, 13, 15 

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Three times in the 1st Chapter of 2nd Peter, he repeats the importance of not forgetting about these virtues, to have them in us and do them! Three times!

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So by God’s thrice repetition through Peter, it can be assumed that the Lord wants us to know how easily we can let these things slip away from us if we’re not careful!

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Angel_prayers.jpgWell, the Good News is, that this is still the Day of Salvation!

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And there is no better day to turn away from our indifference and spiritual lethargy, and beg the Lord for repentance and heart revival!

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After all, we have everything to gain, and everything to lose in our Christian Race!

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Girl Praying – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“Therefore we ought to give

the more earnest heed to the things

which we have heard,

lest at any time we should let them slip.”

Hebrews 2:1

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TO READ PART 2, CLICK HERE…Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 28 (The Revelation 12 Crown Constellation, Part 2: “Hold Fast To What Thou Hast!” CONTINUED)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to hold fast to any good thing that I have…

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READ MORE…

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(FOR FURTHER EXPLORATION, READ THE ARTICLE…  April 4 (Eternal Torment? Part 18: “Stuck In The Miry Pit!”), or you can also read…  January 11 (Satan’s Number 8, Part 3: “Caught in Satan’s Web”)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FIVE WISE VIRGINS STARS

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This constellation was identified on May 22nd, 2014. It is simply five stars, two from the Serpens Constellation, and three from the Hercules Constellation.

Wikipedia Star-Chart - Corona Borealis

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What gives this constellation impetus and significance is that it appears as five evenly positioned stars, in a slight oval pattern, as if they were sitting in a meeting, listening, or perhaps watching someone.

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Second, they appear to be gathered in front of The Crown of Revelation 12 Constellation. (just below Corona Borealis in this Wikipedia star-chart, in which the editor of this site sketched in these two constellations)

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GATHERED AROUND GLORIOUS CROWN!

Corona Borealis/Bootes & Five Wise Virgins

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The position of these stars is significant in a number of ways. The first, being that these Five Wise Virgins are gathered around the 12-star Crown of Revelation 12. And the obvious message here is, that these wise virgins represent the faithful portion of God’s Church. And as wise virgins, they understand the importance of winning the glorious crown of victory, which Jesus promised.

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Listen… “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.” 1st Corinthians 9:24, 25. 

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And so, God is showing us the difference between the wise and the foolish in His Church. While the wise are gathered around this crown of victory, the foolish are nowhere to be found. 

 

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Corona Borealis/Bootes & Five Wise Virgins

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Five Wise Virgins Stars” or you can also read… “The Five Foolish Virgins Stars”

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TOMORROW:

January 16 (The First Shall Be Last! Part 2: “The Tragic Tale of Europe’s Apostasy”)

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THE GREAT CONTROVERSY BY ELLEN G. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Luther95theses.jpgWHITE

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This 44 chapter audio book is a brief history of the Church, from the Cross of Christ forward to the Return of Christ.

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Chapter 13 – The Netherlands And Scandinavia

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Martin Luther – 95 Theses – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s nearly 50 year-long series of 90 minute nightly talk shows…This is Open Forum Show #64

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons lic.

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