Today’s Devotional – September 20th (Don’t Miss The Boat!)

By admin On August 23rd, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – September 20th

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Don’t Miss The Boat!

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Paul Taylor, who holds a Master’s Degree in Science, has written a book about The Flood of Noah’s Day. And his book no doubt, dispels many so-called “scientific” objections to the Flood.

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Don’t Miss The Boat – By Paul Taylor

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NOAH’S ARK

Noahs Ark - Currier & Ives - www.wikigallery.org - Public Domain

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Yes, the flood of Noah’s day was the world’s most incredible event, next to the 1st Advent of Jesus. The entire world perished in that great cataclysmic event! And only those who didn’t miss the boat were saved! Of course, when those Ark doors finally closed, only eight souls were saved, while the stubborn inhabitants of the world refused to get on-board until it was too late!

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But God has higher purposes for what He does. And the flood and the Ark were no exceptions! As a matter of fact, there is a somewhat general consensus that the Ark represents God’s Salvation. And so, the Ark and those in it, were a picture of all those who become saved in Christ. In other words, we must get on-board in God’s Salvation: that’s our only safety!

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Noahs Ark – Currier & Ives – www.wikigallery.org – Public Domain

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THE TWO SHIPS OF ACTS 27, 28

paulinastromacts27-21 www.breadsite.org public domain

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Now, there is another story about a ship, in the Bible: actually two ships! And in this story, Paul was being taken to Rome, where he was to be judged by Caesar. And this account of Paul’s journey aboard a ship, begins to take on a greater, heavenly meaning, as it seems to be a picture of the Church, on their way to Judgment Day.

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Well, the first ship finally reached land, but broke up in a terrible storm. But all souls on-board were ultimately saved, because they stayed on the ship, according to Paul’s warning, “Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.” Acts 27:31.

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And so, because of this ominous, salvational language, it becomes apparent that this boat, like Noah’s Ark, is also a picture of the Church, in these last days!

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Paul in a storm – Acts27-21 – www.breadsite.org – Public Domain

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SECOND SHIP: CASTOR AND POLLUX

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But here’s a strange twist to this very historical, yet allegorical account. You see, when the first ship broke http://lavistachurchofchrist.org/Pictures/The%20Early%20Church%20Artwork/target8.htmlup, Paul and the others escaped to an island, and stayed there three months! But after three months, they boarded another ship, whose sign was Castor and Pollux. And that ship took them smoothly and safely to Paul’s judgment.

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So just what is the significance of this story? And what does a ship with the sign of Castor and Pollux have to do with anything?

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Paul Shipwrecked – Acts 27:41-44 – www.lavistachurchofchrist.org – Public Domain

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CASTOR AND POLLUX IN THE HEAVENS

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Well, Signs Of Heaven has been dedicated to revealing the great Salvation story written in the Sun, Moon, and Stars, as is written… “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; And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” Luke 21:25, 28

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So, among the many signs in the night-heavens, there is a climactic finish to this orderly story, written in the heavens. Yes, at the last of this story, the Revelation 12 Woman Constellation begins to wing her flight toward two sets of twin-stars: one set made of two stars, represents the Broad Gate, spoken of in Matthew. But the other twin stars represent the Narrow Gate, also spoken of in Matthew.

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Jesus Teaching – Luke 4:31-32 – Jesus talks about Heaven – www.lavistachurchofchrist.org – public-domain

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THE DRAGON AND CHRIST

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Revelation 12 Woman & wide and narrow gates

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Now, as if this weren’t incredible enough, it gets even more eerie, when it is revealed that the Wide Gate is made of the two brightest stars of the Revelation 12 Dragon’s wave of water, coming out of his mouth, as written… “And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” Revelation 12:15

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And it gets even more eerie when when one considers that the Narrow Gate is made of the two stars, Castor and Pollux, which happen to be the two brightest stars of Orion’s sickle! And of course, Orion represents Jesus Christ.

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In other words, the Narrow Gate Stars are associated with Christ. And the Broad Gate Stars, are on the constellation which represents Satan.

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CASTOR AND POLLUX: THE NEW ARK!

.The Strait Gate is the Narrow Way and the broad way is the Wide Gate

OK, so what does this all, have to do with us? 

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Well, to put it very precisely and very concisely, this story is an allusion to that story in Acts. And just as that 2nd ship, whose sign was Castor and Pollux, took those 276 souls safely to Paul’s Judgment, so too, this sign in the heavens speaks of the Church sailing safely to our Judgment Day, as we enter those Narrow Gate Stars, Castor and Pollux! In other words, Castor and Pollux symbolizes the Narrow Gate in which every Christian must enter, to be saved!

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Listen… “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13, 14

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GET ON-BOARD!

Heaven's Ship, The Arcturus: The Gospel Ship bound for Castor and Pollux, The Narrow Way

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Well, to tie this story in Acts together with the account of Noah’s Ark, is to speak of the beginning of Salvation and the close of Salvation! In other words, the Ark represents Salvation as seen from the beginning of the Bible. But the historical account of the ship with the sign of Castor and Pollux, represents the closing up of Salvation, as seen from the New Testament, in the closing chapters of the book Acts of the Church!

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And so, as this Website proclaims, God’s people are called to come out of the fallen churches, represented by the first ship, which broke up. But God’s people are now called to get on-board the second ship, which will take us safely up to the stars, and into Heaven, through those Narrow Gate Stars!

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CHURCH TO BE TAKEN

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INTO THE HEAVENS

gospel ship

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Yes, this message is far beyond our comprehension! We just don’t fully know what all this means! But one thing is for sure! God’s people must get on-board this boat which will take us safely to our final destination: Heaven! And so this Website is dedicated to revealing the biblical information, which will insure that the Reader will know what must be accomplished, to make the voyage up into the starry heavens!

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But one thing’s for sure! Hiding God’s Word in our hearts, will be the means by which God’s Spirit will guide us safely into the Narrow Way!

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And so, dear soul, the call is just now going out, to get on-board. This ship is getting ready to leave this world! So please! Don’t miss the boat!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the knowledge of what it means to enter into the Narrow Gate! Help me to study my Bible, so that by knowledge and wisdom, I might escape the destruction to come, and safely enter into the Heaven of Heavens…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Castor and Pollux & The Mystery Ship of Scripture” or you can also read… “Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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CASTOR AND POLLUX =

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THE NARROW WAY…

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“And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux.” Acts 28:11

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Most theologians interpret this verse to be speaking of two pagan gods known as Castor and Pollux. Beyond that, they are puzzled as to what significance do these twin gods have. Some believe these gods to be the patrons of safe ocean travel. Certainly God would never want His people to board such a pagan ship!

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But there is much significance to Castor and Pollux. No, not to those twin-gods. But there are two stars named Castor and Pollux. They are twin-stars, and not twin-gods. They are the two bright stars of the constellation commonly known as Gemini. But as “Signs Of Heaven” points out, these two stars also happen to be the two brightest stars on Orion’s sickle.

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And these two stars are also known as The Narrow Gate Stars. And if you will explore this concept, you will see that Castor and Pollux possess great significance… 

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“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13-14. Castor and Pollux represent this Biblical concept of the Narrow Way. 

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LOCATING THIS GROUP…

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These two sketches below are the same picture, one with stars only, the other with embellishments. These stars appear more or less like this when they are in the western sky, just before they sink below the western horizon (please excuse the less-than 100% accurate sketch). At the top of the sketches in the center is the Big Dipper. But with other surrounding stars, the Big Dipper is known as Ursa Major or the Great Bear. But as this website points out, Ursa Major is actually the Revelation 12 Woman. (Ursa Major appears much larger in the sky than this sketch shows. But in order to fit her into this drawing, the artist had to depict her much smaller) 

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IN THE WEST

Revelation 12 Woman chooses Narrow Way

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This most amazing phenomenon is seen throughout the winter, and even into June at the beginning of night. It is seen best when it is the western part of the sky. Orion, the Dragon, and the Glorious Horse are beginning to descend into the western horizon. And at this point it is apparent that the Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation is veering toward the Narrow Gate Stars as you can see just to the left of the mountain. A dark night is best for seeing this. It begins with the Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation going towards these two doors. The doors are each composed of two bright stars. The two bright stars that comprise the Narrow Gate are the two brightest stars of the Orion the Reaper’s sickle. The two stars that comprise the Wide Gate Stars (to the right of the mountain) are the two brightest stars of the Wave of Water (AKA Auriga Constellation) that comes out of the Dragon Constellation’s mouth (for explanation of “Wave of Water”, just click here). The stars that make up the Narrow Gate are about one-third less the width of the Wide Gate. The two bright stars which symbolize the Wide Gate are Capella and Menkalinan. These are the brightest two stars of the Auriga Constellation(For more information on Orion’s sickle, just click here, “Orion The Reaper”. )

 

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Editor’s note: These sketches on this page are merely sketches. The stars are not in their exact place. But they are close enough to find them in the night sky.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)” or you can also read… “Castor and Pollux & The Mystery Ship of Scripture”

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TOMORROW:

” September 21st (Who is Michael the Arch-Angel?)”

 

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