Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 27 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 18: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow?”)

By admin On January 26th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 27

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As The Flower of the Field, Part 18: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow?”

To read Part 1, click here… “March 19th (As the Flower of the Field!)”

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“Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby

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“Somewhere over the rainbow http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:J%C3%A4rnefelt_Saimi_in_the_Meadow_1892.jpg
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true

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“Someday I’ll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That’s where you’ll find me

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“Somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then oh why can’t I?

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“If happy little blue birds fly beyond the rainbow
Why oh why can’t I?”

Songwriters: E.Y. Harburg, Harold Arlen

Somewhere Over The Rainbow lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, CONEXION MEDIA GROUP, INC.

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Lyrics courtesy of  www.lyricsfreak.com

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Young girl or lady – Järnefelt_Saimi_in_the_Meadow – 1892 – Wikipedia US public domain

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wizard_of_oz_movie_poster.jpgJudy Garland starred in one of Hollywood’s greatest movies (“greatest” by this world’s standards).

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And what movie was that?

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The Wizard of Oz, of course!

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Well, those familiar with John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress understand that the Wizard of Oz was merely the secular world’s version of Bunyan’s masterpiece tale.

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“SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW”

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Wizard_of_Oz_Judy_Garland_1939.jpgNevertheless, the movie became a household name in many countries, no doubt. And Judy Garland likewise became an overnight sensation in her role as Dorothy of Kansas.

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And the song, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” became a tremendous hit, still today being recorded by such artists as Israel (IZ) Kamakawiwoʻole and others.

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This song sang of wishing upon a star, and of a place where one’s dreams come true. And it sang of a place where bluebirds fly through skies of blue, and troubles melt away like lemon drops. 

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Yes, this song was full of hope and promise! One of the most beautiful of all popular songs!

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Wizard of Oz Judy Garland – 1939 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME?

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Judy_Garland_Over_the_Rainbow_2.jpgAnd the lovely, fresh-faced young lady, Judy Garland, captured the hearts of millions of movie-goers, as she looked dreamily up into the sky, and sang that beautiful song in that magical movie.

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Well, the gist of that movie was that after her adventure in the land of Oz, she finally realized that her home which she left, was, well, to put it in her own words…“There’s no place like home!”

 

Judy Garland sings Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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JUDY’S TRAGIC LIFE

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Judy_Garland#/media/File:Judysgrave.jpgBut in a short time, that beautiful young girl grew up in this dark and evil world, only to become hopelessly hooked on drugs. And her life began a downward course until she tragically died at the young age of 46.

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Obviously, Judy never found that magical place somewhere over the rainbow, where dreams come true. Just the opposite! She literally went through a living Hell-on-Earth with her drug addiction!

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Judys grave – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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MANY TRAGIC TALES IN THIS WORLD

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And truth-be-told, the heart-breaking story of Judy Garland is an all too familiar tale in this sad and tragic world.

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Yes, a great percentage of people likewise become slaves to drugs and alcohol. And many of them also die an early death.

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Others suffer from various other maladies.

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A great percentage of the world’s populace go through horrible circumstances of one type or another: divorce, disease, mental problems, crime, rape, war, loss of loved-ones, old age, kidnapping, loneliness, financial problems, loss of job, and a host of similar personal https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Affordable_uncontested_divorce_in_calgary.jpgtragedies.

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Depressionen.jpgAnd even those who seem to live a charmed life, eventually suffer and die a hopeless death!

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Highbrow drunkard – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

Lady in sling – Photo by Liz Roll – FEMA – Elderly cared for in Louisiana – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

Divorce – Wikimedia – the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Girl – Depression by Danielzanetti for Wikimedia – C.C. Share-alike License 3.0

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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But there is Good News, even in this hopeless and tragic world! 

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The fact is, there is a place somewhere over the rainbow, where dreams come true!

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Listen to how the Bible describes this place…“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away…And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:1, 4

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Yes, this above verse speaks of a land which the Bible calls, “The Promised Land”. And all those who decidedly followed Jesus in the world will all be there in that wonderful and beautiful land!

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And all are invited to join this mass end-time exodus out of this dark and hopeless world to that land where we will be forever happy and forever young!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to fully realize the meaninglessness of this life and to fully appreciate the infinite value of the world-to-come…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“October 26th (It’s a throw-away world!)”, or you can also read this next article…“April 22nd (All Is Meaningless!)”

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THE END

 

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE FLOWER OF THE FIELD CONSTELLATION 

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This is perhaps one of the most amazing constellations that God has created! It truly looks like a flower, and appears to be blowing in the direction of westward. But as autumn draws near, this constellation appears to bow itself down, just like the flowers of Earth bow down, at the summer’s end.

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And these are not merely obscure stars! No! These are among the biggest and brightest stars in the night heavens!

Two Turtledoves-Flower of the Field- Cross/Scepter Constellations

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The Two Turtle-Doves Constellation is also known as Sagittarius .

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The Flower of the Field is commonly known as Scorpio .

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But there is another obvious aspect to this constellation group. Notice that the birds are flying in the same direction as the flower is bending; it is as if the east wind is blowing these heavenly messengers…

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“The wind blows where it desires, and you hear the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. John 3:8.

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So here is another incredible Bible concept, written in the heavens! And God has spoken of these signs! Listen… “For ever, O LORD, Thy Word is settled in heaven.” Psalm 119:89

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THE ZODIAC CONSTELLATION NAMES

By the way, it is not the purpose of www.theheavensdeclare.net to give any validity to the Zodiac or any pagan deities. But the common names of many constellations must be given, solely for the purpose of locating them on star-charts.

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WHY IS THIS FLOWER POINTING UPWARD?

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To the right is a star-chart from Wikipedia. The editor of this site has sketched in the Flower of the Field Constellation on this constellation commonly referred to as the Scorpio Constellation (plus a few other close-by bright stars).

flower of the field constellation (fixed)

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Do you see the long blade of grass growing from the base of the Flower of the Field? This grass blade is made of the two highest stars of the Lupus Constellation, and the two lowest stars of the Libra Constellation.

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As this Wikipedia star-chart shows, the flower appears to be pointing to Arcturus and the Revelation 12 Woman (shown in sketch below). Arcturus represents Jesus, as He leads His sons (and daughters) on a spiritual journey up a heavenward pathway, as is written… “Canst you bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or can you guide Arcturus with his sons?” Job 38:32.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flower of the Field Constellation”

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TOMORROW…

Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 28 (The Revelation 12 Crown Constellation, Part 3: “Hold Fast To What Thou Hast!” CONTINUED)

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CHRIST’S OBJECT LESSONS, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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This is a sampler of the audio book about the Bible’s parables in which Ellen White relates them to every day practical living…

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Chapter 15 – “This Man Receiveth Sinners”

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The Five Wise Virgins – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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

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This recording #197, is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s 90 minute nightly talk shows. This particular program aired in the last few years of his 50 year radio ministry, and includes caller’s questions regarding his teachings on “the end of the church age”…

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons

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