Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 7 (Arcturus, The Star That Wise Men Follow, Part5 : “The Walk To Emmaus in Today’s World”)

By admin On January 26th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 7

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Arcturus, The Star That Wise Men Follow, Part : “The Walk To Emmaus in Today’s World”

To read Part 1, click here…December 20th (Arcturus, The Star That Wise Men Follow)

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“O how love I Thy law!

it is my meditation all the day.”

Psalm 119:97

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Who would have ever imagined that God had long ago placed the starry constellations in such a precise way, that they would become a heavenly portrait of the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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It’s such an incredible idea, that those who do finally discover and confirm these signs for his or her own self, they will no doubt continually marvel at this heavenly gift right up to the time when Christ appears in the clouds of glory!

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

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“WISE MEN STILL SEEK HIM!”

(A currently popular saying)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpgBut in addition to the sheer wonder of it all, they give God’s people confidence that the Way that He is now wanting them to go has been clearly marked out by these heavenly sign-posts!

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Yes, just as that  star long ago guided the wise men from the East to fore-promised Messiah, these “signs in the Sun, Moon, and stars” are now guiding wise men today, to the long-awaited Return of the Son of Man! (see Luke 21:25)

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And so, that first star 2,000 years ago was a fore-runner of Arcturus, as this great star now guides its sons (and daughters) in these last moments.

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ARCTURUS, THE GUIDING STAR TODAY

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Listen as God Himself asks this question…“or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?” Job 38:32

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This little prophecy, tucked way back into that Book of Job, is now being fulfilled as we behold that very bright star, Arcturus, seemingly lead these great constellations on a northward sojourn through the dark night sky.

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ABOVE STAR-CHART – Summer Constellations with Two Turtledoves (Sagittarius) & Flower of the Field (aka: Scorpio) & The 12-Star Crown (aka: Corona Borealis) & The Cross-Scepter (aka: Ophiochus & Serpens) & Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) & Arcturus Star – www.theheavensdeclare.net

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THE WALK TO EMMAUS

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But today’s devotional is concerned with two disciples who carried on a sad and woeful pilgrimage to the little town of Emmaus.

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Yes, their Lord had been crucified, and they still hadn’t embraced the Good News of His resurrection.

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Jesus on road to Emmaus – Zünd_Gang – 1877 – Wikipedia – US public domain

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“And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself.”

Luke 24:27

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But as they walked along, a Stranger began to walk alongside with them saying, “What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?” Luke 24:17

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Well, you probably know the rest of the story, how Jesus (whom they did not recognize at that moment) began to expound the scriptures to them, showing that the Old Testament was all about Jesus and His wonderful Salvation, and of His crucifixion and resurrection. 

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Jesus on Road To Emmaus – James Tissot – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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” lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

Matthew 28:20

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Father_and_son_enjoy_a_leisurely_afternoon_of_birdwatching.jpgWell, isn’t true that so many of these historical accounts found in the Gospels reveal how Jesus deals with Believers throughout the New Testament era in their everyday lives!

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And this story is no exception!

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Yes, even today, as we go through our daily routines and duties, the Lord walks beside us, and helps us to remember various aspects of the Gospel: sometimes bringing back verses to our memory, and other times, relating various Bible truths to our everyday dealings in life.

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Father & Son – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“…so that day come upon you unawares”

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The point is, we Christians need to make room in our lives for Jesus to walk with us, via His Holy Spirit. In other words, we must not fill our day with so many pleasures and cares that Christ is squeezed out of our thoughts!

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Multitask.jpg.

Listen…“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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As this above passage warns, the fearful day that is coming is going to be a snare for our souls. And right now, while there is still time, we must make room for Jesus to walk beside us through our day, keeping our thoughts fixed upon heavenly things!

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Multitask – Wikimedia – C.C. Share-alike License

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THE WALK TO EMMAUS

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And today’s devotional has an audio version of that wonderful account of the true story of those two disciples and their encounter with Jesus. 

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Jesus on road to Emmaus – Zünd_Gang – 1877 – Wikipedia – US public domain

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THE DESIRE OF AGES

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THE READER IS INVITED AND HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO SCROLL DOWN AND LISTEN TO THE AUDIO READING OF THE CHAPTER, “THE WALK TO EMMAUS”, FROM ELLEN WHITE’S STORY-FORM BOOK ON THE LIFE OF JESUS, “THE DESIRE OF AGES”. 

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ABOVE PICTURE – winter – Orion the Good Shepherd – www.signsofheaven.org

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THE OPEN FORUM

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ALSO, JUST BELOW THAT IS A 25 MINUTE AUDIO SEGMENT FROM HAROLD CAMPING’S NIGHTLY BIBLE-BASED, CALL-IN TALK-SHOW, “THE OPEN FORUM”

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Harold Camping on phone – Courtesy of Family Radio.org

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Open my eyes that I might see these heavenly signposts for my own self. And help me to follow them to meet the Bridegroom…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Arcturus (the star that wise-men follow!) or you can also read this much shorter article…January 2nd (How Do I See These Signs of Heaven?)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LOCATING ARCTURUS…

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An easy way to find Arcturus is to follow the arc of the handle of the Big Dipper, in the spring through fall (these are the months in which Arcturus is visible). 

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SUMMER CONSTELLATIONS: (Sketch to right: constellations span the heavens (Ark in south, 7 Stars in north), and travel from east to west through the night.

This sketch is of the Summer Constellations as they appear when in the western half of the night sky. The box-like constellation is the The Ark of the Covenant (AKA Sagittarius) is in the south. To the right is both the Flower of the Field Constellation (AKA Scorpius) and the The Cross/Scepter Constellations. Further to the north is the Crown of Revelation Twelve (AKA  Corona Borealis Constellation) and the star, Arcturus. Farthest to the north is the 7 Stars Constellation (AKA The Big Dipper )

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FOR FURTHER READING…

Arcturus (the star that wise-men follow!)

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TOMORROW

May 8 (Prayer In A Fragile World! Part 6: “Praying Yourself To Sleep”)

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This massive constellation is comprised of the various constellations on this websiteTHE DESIRE OF AGES, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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This is a chapter of the audio book about the Gospel of Jesus Christ in His life and ministry.

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Chapter 83 – The Walk to Emmaus

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Sign of the Son of Man Constellation – made of the various constellations on this website

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

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This recording #178, 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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