Today’s Devotional, Year 1 – April 29 (Two Turtledoves Constellation! Part 2: “Mourning Doves & Us”)

By admin On April 29th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional, Year 1 – April 29

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Two Turtledoves Constellation! Part 2: “Mourning Doves & Us”

To read Part 1, click here…Today’s Devotional – April 9th (Two Turtledoves Constellation, Part 1)

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“But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity. All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water.”

Ezekiel 7:16, 17

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Mourning dove – (cropped photo) – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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THE TWO TURTLEDOVES CONSTELLATION

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A most amazing and wonderful constellation appears in early spring in the south. It moves from east to west during the night and slowly moves to the western horizon by fall. It is commonly known as Sagittarius. (The three stars at the top of the 2nd Turtle-dove are not shown in some Sagittarius Star-charts, but are in others.)

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Sagittarius Constellation star-chart from a wikipedia. Editor of this site has sketched in the Turtle-Doves. Star-chart is under Share-alike license

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TWO TURTLEDOVES IS ALSO THE ARK CONSTELLATION

.Two Turtledoves birds & Flower Of The Field Constellations

But this constellation, if you look at it in the southern sky in springtime or summertime, you can easily see it as two twin birds flying westward.

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This Two Turtledoves Constellation (left) is the same as, The Ark Constellation (right). This is an optical illusion. It can be seen in southern  sky in early spring through fall, traveling from east to west throughout the night.

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“And there shall be signs in the sun…moon, and…stars…”

Luke 21:25

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So just why would God place this particular sign in the night-heavens? Why is a constellation of two birds flying westward so significant to the Gospel, that God thought it important enough to arrange the very stars in the night-heavens in such a way that they depict this heavenly phenomenon?

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Well, the Reader is highly encouraged to go to the companion website, www.theheavensdeclare.net, and study the article, “What Is The Meaning of the Two Turtledoves Constellation?” (click here to read) It gives a more comprehensive explanation of this constellation and all that it means to us.

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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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“Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes”

Job 42:6 

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But today’s devotional will deal with just one important aspect to this amazing constellation.

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And today’s signature Bible passage gives us a great biblical truth.

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Listen…“But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity. All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water.” Ezekiel 7:16, 17

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The entire Chapter 7 of Ezekiel, lays out God’s complaint against the apostasy of His wayward people, who have loved this present selfish world more than they loved the Ways of Heaven.

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But this above passage reveals that some of God’s people will escape that apostate organization, only to begin to deal with their own personal apostasy.

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Prayer – USMC – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

Girl Praying – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“like doves of the valleys…mourning…for his iniquity”

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But then, God uses cooing doves to illustrate how those escapees of the apostate churches will finally face the truth of their own past waywardness, and the resulting sins which separated them https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mourning_dovefor such a long season away from their God.

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Listen again…“But they (God’s People) that escape of them (the apostate churches) shall escape, and shall be on the mountains (of God’s holiness) like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity. All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water.” Ezekiel 7:16, 17 (parenthetical comments by website editor)

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Here God uses the mourning sounds of doves to depict how His own people will mourn for our past sins. And just as Mourning Doves sings its woeful song, so also, we Christians will escape (the apostate churches), and shall be on the mountains (of God’s holiness) like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity”  Ezekiel 7:17 (parenthetical comments by website editor)

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Mourning dove – (cropped photo) – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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“This is a deceiver and an antichrist.”

2nd John 1:7 

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Yes, we are sorrowful because we allowed ourselves to be deceived by the Master of Deceit as he brought in antichrist deceivers into the church-world, who led us to commit spiritual adultery with the world.

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ABOVE PHOTO: church evangelist – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Genesis19-17.jpg“Flee out of the midst of Babylon”

Jeremiah 51:6 

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But now, our eyes have been fully opened to discern our perilous situation, and we understand that we must flee out of the midst of Babylon (the apostate churches), and escape to the mountain of God, just as Lot fled Sodom on the night before her destruction!

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Picture – Lot Escapes – www.thebiblerevival.com offers free Bible clipart – Public Domain.

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“As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing”  

2nd Corinthians 6:10 

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anna_Blunden_-_%22For_Only_One_Short_Hour%22_-_Google_Art_Project.jpgNow there is a further truth concerning the mourning sound of doves. You see, the dove which makes such a sad cooing is actually joyful, as she calls for her mate. And so it is with Christians as we cry out after our Lord.

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That is, even though we are sorry for our miserable past, we nevertheless are, “As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing”  2nd Corinthians 6:10 

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Yes, it is only through the miraculous power of God’s Spirit that the Christian actually finds joy, even in his or her times of tearful sorrow and heartfelt repentance before the Lord!

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This is just one more wonderful aspect to being a Christian!

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Prayer – Anna Blunden – For Only One Short Hour – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“Come out of her, My People!”

Revelation 18:4

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Oh yes, the hour is late. And we must hurry along!

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And so now, O trembling child of God, it is high time we escape from the apostasy of the fallen church-world and be on the mountains (of holiness) like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity”  Ezekiel 7:17

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Rock pigeons on cliffs – Wikipedia – Share-alike license

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TO READ PART 3, CLICK HERE…Daily Devotional, Year 4 – April 11 (Two Turtledoves Constellation! Part 3: “Forsaking All to Follow Jesus!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER

Dear Lord, open my eyes that I might realize how I have been deceived by the great harlot who has put the bottle to my mouth to drink of the wine of her fornications…

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READ MORE

For further study, you may wish to read… April 29 (The Time of Jacob’s Trouble, Part 10: “Peter’s Conversion”), or you may also read…December 12 (The Gospel According To Pollyanna, Part 5: “Sorrow Is Better Than Laughter!?!”)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“But they that escape of them shall escape,

Two Turtledoves (Sagittarius)

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and shall be on the mountains

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like doves of the valleys,

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all of them mourning,

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every one for his iniquity.”

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Ezekiel 7:16

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LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION

2 Turtle-doves wikipedia chart share-alike license

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THE TWO TURTLEDOVES CONSTELLATION… This constellation appears in early spring in the south. It moves from east to west during the night and slowly moves to the western horizon by fall. It is commonly known as Sagittarius. (The three stars at the top of the 2nd Turtledove are not shown in some Sagittarius Star-charts, but are in others.)

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Sagittarius Constellation star-chart from a wikipedia. Editor of this site has sketched in the Turtledoves. Star-chart is under Share-alike license

 

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GOD’S LAST CALL

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So these Two Turtledoves are a sign of witnessing to a lost and dying world. And it may just be that these Two Turtledoves are a sign of God’s last message to the world!

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Yes, the Bible says… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” Luke 21:25-27.

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And so, if these signs are a fulfillment of Luke’s prophecy, then these Two Turtle-Doves are a symbol of God’s last message of mercy to this world!

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ABOVE PICTURE: summer constellations with Two Turtledoves

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… What Is The Meaning of the Two Turtledoves Constellation?

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TOMORROW:

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