Today’s Devotional – May 19th (Pilgrim’s Allegories)

By admin On May 19th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – May 19th

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Pilgrim’s Allegories

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“Which things are an allegory…”

Galatians 4:24

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Beside the Bible, perhaps the greatest book ever written was Pilgrim’s Progress.

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Yes, John Bunyan seemed to have Divine help in writing that little book, about a pilgrim’s sojourn from this world to the Celestial City.

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Now, one of the greatest aspects to Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, are the many allegories of which that book is comprised.

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The Lord had graciously opened Bunyan’s eyes to see the spiritual nature of the Bible, and had given him such a well-grounded understanding of how those allegories were the inter-weavings of the Gospel fabric.

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Pilgrims Progress title page third edition 1679 wikimedia commons public-domain

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SPIRITUAL THINGS

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Now what makes this book so important is that by reading and even re-reading and even studying this book, one might come away with a basic understahttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianandapollyon.jpgnding of the Bible and of what the biblical allegories actually mean.

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Yes, Pilgrim’s Progress can really give both Bible-newcomers and seasoned Christians alike, a real forward boost, in their heavenward pilgrimage.

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It’s a book that should be read and reread. And nowadays, one can listen to a number of audio versions online (but sadly, the 2 hour movie versions may not be worth watching as they are a greatly cut-down version from the original book, which is about 6 hours of audio dialogue)

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Christian and Apollyon – Pilgrim’s Progress – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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WHY ALL THE METAPHORS?

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“And He said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.” Luke 8:10

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Yes, as it says in this above verse, it is not God’s intention to open up all the truths of the Bible to just anyone and everyone. But it is the privilege of God’s Elect, to search out the many parables found in the Testaments, both Old and New.

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For instance, when the Bible speaks about riches, so often, those who are without look at such passages as pertaining merely to earthly riches.

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But for those who are seeking a better “heavenly country”, it is not difficult to understand that God is not speaking at all of earthly, but of heavenly riches: the treasures of wisdom, and agape-love, and patience, and self-denial, etc..

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Man with world behind his back public domain

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BACK TO THE TRUE PATHWAY

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Not only does this book, Pilgrim’s Progress, give great insight into the meaning of many Bible metaphors, but with all the confusion out there in Christendom about what we should be doing, and how we should be living.

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Pilgrim’s Progress ever-so-rightly directs us back to the true pathway to the Celestial City, the Heavenly Mount Zion!

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I Saw A Man Clothed With Rags – Pilgrims Progress – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law. (Psalm. 119:18).

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “How To Be Hidden in the Day of Wrath”

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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 NARROW WAY: THE PILGRIM’S PATHWAY

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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

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That world-shaking allegory, Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, picked up the theme of the Narrow Gate. The hero of the story was Christian, a man who was warned to flee from the City of Destruction (the world), and to embark on a journey to the Heavenly City. And along the way, Christian encountered many adventures and dangers. This first of its kind allegorical book absolutely rocked the western world, and became perhaps the first million seller book (along with the Bible).

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But God has also given this same Narrow Way parable in the night heavens! Incredible? Yes, incredible…and amazing too! And though these two stars can hardly be considered a constellation, but when sitting next to the two stars which comprise the Broad Gate, well, it makes a powerful statement, for the people of God.

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So please come along on this journey and find out just why this pathway graces the night heavens, and perhaps you might find yourself embarking on your own pilgrimage up that very same Narrow pathway.

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Pilgrim’s Progress Enters The Wicket Gate-Wikipedia public domain

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LOCATION

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This most amazing phenomenon is seen throughout the winter. Although it can be observed most of the winter, it is seen best when it is the western part of the sky, at winter’s end (The end of winter being the final scene of this heavenly Gospel story). Orion , the Dragon, and the Glorious White Horse are beginning to descend into the western horizon (sketch to right is Winter Constellations descending into western horizon. This can actually be seen as early as December, in the pre-dawn hours).

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And at this point it is apparent that the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation is veering toward the two bright stars, known as Castor and Pollux (sketch to left). But the Wide Gate Stars are composed of the two brightest stars of the Auriga Constellation, known as the star, Capella, and the star, Menkalinan. The two stars, Castor and Pollux, make up the concept of the Orion’s Narrow Gate Stars.

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This can even be observed into June in the western sky (for a short time just after dark). While a dark night is best for seeing the Woman Constellation, the 4 stars which comprise the Narrow Gate/Wide Gate Stars can be seen even under mediocre conditions. It begins with the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation (AKA Ursa Major) going towards these two doors.

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The sketch to left shows, the two 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 are the two brightest stars of the wave of water 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 half the width of the Wide Gate (see sketch below left).

Revelation 12 Woman chooses Narrow Way

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(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. However, they are close enough to find them in the night sky. But as with most stars, it takes persistence to finally locate them.

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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)”

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TOMORROW:

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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