Today’s Devotional – July 30th (A Heavenly Hobby!)

By admin On July 22nd, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – July 30th

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A HEAVENLY HOBBY

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“Lift up your eyes on high, and behold Who hath created these things; that brings out their host by number: He calls them all by names by the greatness of His might, for that He is strong in power; not one faileth.” Isaiah 40:26

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The above verse is a plea from God to look up at the Heavens and behold Who has created these things.

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In this busy work-a-day world, there are many very interesting things which can occupy one’s time and energy: hobbies, and careers, and entertainments and worries, and habits, to name just a few.

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But as the child of God devotes his or her life to God, there should be a jealous guarding of one’s own heart… “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23.

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The Christian wants nothing to get in the way of running that Christian Race.

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“AND WHEN YE SEE THESE THINGS…

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LOOK UP, LIFT UP YOUR HEAD”

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But having said this, there is one hobby which every ‘Noble Berean’ may take up, which only compliments the pursuit of the heavenly Prize.

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Yes, Signs Of Heaven becomes a wonderfully rewarding hobby which, unlike many less meaningful hobbies, pays off with rich, heavenly rewards. Everlasting rewards!

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And unlike these people in this photo with equipment, all you need is fairly good vision, and a dark, starry night.

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And once a person really gets to know these heavenly messengers, it will become very apparent that the message connected with these signs is truly a message to be heeded.

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Thus will the Christian be able to share this message with others. And there are perhaps many nuances and hidden biblical truths to these signs which have yet to be discovered.

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“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;” Luke 21:25

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ABOVE STAR-CHART – Summer Constellations with Two Turtledoves (Sagittarius) & Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) – www.theheavensdeclare.net

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FIRST FIND ORION & 7 STARS

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The very first step in finding these many constellations, should be to find the two main constellations: Orion, and the 7 Stars (aka, The Big Dipper).

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These two constellations represent Christ (Orion), and His Church (7 Stars).

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And just as these are the easiest constellations to find, so too, the first place to begin studying the Bible is the Four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John).

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These four books present Christ and His Church, when He walked the earth, just as Orion and the 7 Stars represent Christ and His Church, as seen up in the heavens.

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Then, once you are comfortable finding these two constellations, you can begin to locate the next closest constellations, and so on.

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ABOVE PICTURE – winter constellations – Orion & Revelation 12 Dragon (Hyades, Pleiades, etc…) seen at Eagle Ridge – Signs Of Heaven.org – Not for profit use!

ABOVE PICTURE – 7 Stars Constellation as the Cross (aka Big Dipper) – winter – signsofheaven.org – not for commercial uses

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ANOTHER HEAVENLY HOBBY: PRAYER-WALKS

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Now if you’re fortunate enough to be able to go on nightly walks, and you live in an area where you can safely view the stars, here is another Heavenly Hobby which Signs Of Heaven endorses…

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Why not combine star-watching with prayer, as you walk? What a great way to draw closer to God!

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It cannot be over-stressed, just how wonderful it is to walk under the dark canopy of Heaven, while lifting up one’s heart to our Heavenly Father! There is a closeness to God that cannot be described with words!

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(And even if you cannot safely do this, you can always do such prayer-walks in the daytime, in a safe place, such as a mall, which is every bit as effective, prayer-wise.

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And for those who are in confinement, one can view these starry signs on the Internet, or simply listen to Scripture on audio.

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Either way, all such may enjoy God’s richest blessings at this very time in which God is pouring out all Heaven’s treasures upon anyone willing to forsake all, and follow Jesus!)

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THRICE-DAILY PRAYERS

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Now of course, the Bible commands us to, “pray without ceasing“. The Christian is to constantly talk with our Heavenly Father throughout the day.

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But the Bible also holds up the godly life of Daniel, who, when captive in Babylon, still set aside three times daily, in which he knelt for special prayer.

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And furthermore the Bible also says… “Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and He shall hear my voice.” Psalm 55:17.

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Even those who are bed-fast or in a prison cell can begin to imitate Daniel in this way. And if one is fortunate to be able to walk, then this thrice-daily prayer regimen can be combined with three walks daily and even nightly.

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Marines at Prayer by Alex Raymond wikimedia public domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give a desire to engage in a daily prayer regimen. And give me strength to go for walks, even if I have to use a wheelchair. And give me a desire to study the heavens, and to see these heavenly signs, if only in my mind’s eye… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Signs Of Heaven – home page” or you can also read… “Site Overview”

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THE END

 

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE TWO TURTLE-DOVES CONSTELLATION

 

(THE SUMMER CONSTELLATIONS)

 

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."Ark of the Covenant" and "Flower of the Field" Constellations (Springtime)Public Domain-www.signsofheaven.org

 

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And is it just a coincidence that the Ark of the Covenant Constellation also appears as two birds, which two birds (turtle-doves) were used in the Old Testament sacrifices.

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Two Turtledoves birds & Flower Of The Field Constellations

 

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Listen… “And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass, which he hath committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, unto the LORD; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering.” Leviticus 5:7 So two birds, being used as a sacrifice goes very well with this Ark Constellation. Just a coincidence?

 

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THE TWO TURTLE-DOVES ALSO FOLLOW ARCTURUS…

 

(THE SUMMER CONSTELLATIONS)

 

 

 

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Is it just dumb luck that these two birds appear to fly forward instead of backward, as they travel east to west? Just something to consider.

 

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And how could it be that the Two Turtle-doves Constellation just happens to be flying in the same direction as Arcturus is traveling? So these Turtle-Doves also seem to represent the sons of Arcturus. They too are following Arcturus.

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ABOVE STAR-CHART – Summer Constellations with Two Turtledoves (Sagittarius) & Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) – www.theheavensdeclare.net

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.Two Turtledoves birds & Flower Of The Field Constellations

Now normally, the birds would be killed, as a sacrifice in the Old Testament sacrificial system. But both these two birds are flying, following Arcturus. This seems to speak of God’s mercy. Christ took our sins upon himself. Just like these Two Turtle-Doves being set free, so are we likewise set free from the wages of sin… “and the truth shall make you free.” John 8: 32 

 

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TURTLE-DOVES APPEAR IN SPRING

 

(THE SUMMER CONSTELLATIONS)

 

.Two Turtledoves birds & Flower Of The Field Constellations

How is it that these two constellations concerning Nature (the Two Turtle-Doves and the Flower of the Field) just happen to show up in spring through fall; the very time when birds and flowers appear in the northern hemisphere. Coincidence? 

 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Signs proofs” 

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