Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 17 (Look Up, Lift Up Your Heads, Part 6: “Don’t Look Down!”)

By admin On May 1st, 2021

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 17

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Look Up, Lift Up Your Heads,

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Part 6:

“Don’t Look Down!”

To read Part 1, click here… “July 4th (Look Up & Lift Up Your Heads!)”

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“And there shall be signs in the sun,

and in the moon,

and in the stars…

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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Jesus spoke to His disciples about the various signs of the end, and of His Second Coming.

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And among other places in scripture, these signs were foretold of in Luke 21:25…

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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…

“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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ABOVE STAR-CHART – Summer Constellations w/doves & Rev. 12 Woman – www.theheavensdeclare.net

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SIGNS OF HEAVENhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpg

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This Part 6, will hopefully encourage both of us to look up, and lift up our heads, just as verse 28 of Luke commands… “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”

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Starry Night at La Silla – cropped and altered photo – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

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“Then Look up, and lift up your heads”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpg

In these last moments of time, the Lord is commanding His people to, “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”

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The signs we are now witnessing around the world all seem to point to where we are in prophetic time: “the end of all things is at hand” 1st Peter 4:7

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But God has also given us some very amazing signs written in the Sun, Moon, and stars which likewise reveal that we are at the end.

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Starry Night at La Silla – cropped photo – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

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

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“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen…”

2nd Corinthians 4:18

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpgBut “the god of this world” would love nothing more than to discourage us with doubt and uncertainty about all these things.

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And so, the Great Deceiver is trying his best to take our eyes off these signs in the heavens and cause us to look back down instead of up!

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Yes, the world is full of his deceptions and alluring temptations. Confusion, doubt, and distrust all abound in this dark world below!

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And the voices of the world-loving multitudes are just now beginning to call this solemn last-day message just a “delusional deception!”

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Starry Night at La Silla – cropped photo – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpg“…for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

2nd Corinthians 4:18

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But those who continually and steadfastly fix their gaze “on things above, not on things on the earth”, will undoubtedly remain faithful as they continue to walk through the floods of lies and skepticism and through the fires of tribulation!

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Starry Night at La Silla – cropped photo – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

ABOVE PICTURE: Orion the Soldier and the Revelation 12 Dragon (Hyades & Pleiades, etc. – winter constellations – www.signsofheaven.org – not for commercial use

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpg“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse”

2nd Timothy 3:13

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And, truth-be-told, as the horrible state of affairs in the world continues to grow worse and worse, it’s getting harder and harder to look down at this poor sick planet.

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And so, God’s people need to look up and live!

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For “our redemption draweth nigh”!

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Starry Night at La Silla – cropped photo – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Judy_Garland_Over_the_Rainbow_2.jpgTO READ PART 7, CLICK HERE…

July 14 (Look Up, Lift Up Your Heads, Part 7: “Over the Rainbow? Or Stay Down Here?”)

Judy Garland sings Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Prayer_Mother_and_Daughter.jpg

“Dear Lord, Open my eyes, that I may see the veracity of this message, and keep me from allowing Satan to bring my focus back down to earth…

Prayer – Mother and Daughter – Wikipedia – (cropped image) the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read….JULY 31 (How Do I See These Signs of Heaven?), or you can also read… March 20 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 14: “This World is Not My Home!”)

Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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THE END

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A HEAVENLY HOBBY

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpg

“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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ABOVE PICTURE – Starry Night at La Silla – cropped  and altered image – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

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The above verse is a plea from God to look up at the Heavens and behold Who has created these http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:New_york_times_square-terabass.jpgthings.

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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 http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shoppers_on_Dundas,_near_Yonge.jpgworries, 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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New York Times Square – terabass – cropped image – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

Shoppers in Toronto – cropped image – Wikimedia – share-alike license

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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 the person 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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Astronomy Amateur – cropped image – Wikipedia – share-alike license

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summer w/woman & doves

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“And there shall be signs in the sun,

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and in the moon,

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and in the stars;

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and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;

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the sea and the waves roaring;”

Luke 21:25

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ABOVE CHART: Summer Constellations with Doves (Sagittarius) & Woman (Ursa Major)

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FIRST FIND ORION & 7 STARS

.Orion Constellation

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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7 stars as Cross

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: Orion the Soldier and the Revelation 12 Dragon (Hyades & Pleiades, etc.) – winter constellations – www.signsofheaven.org – not for commercial use

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

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TOMORROW…https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:F463.highresBaiserJudas.jpg

May 18 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 29: “When The Devil Whispers ‘Murder!’”)

Judas Betrays Jesus – courtesy Wikipedia – Public Domain

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CHRIST’S OBJECT LESSONS, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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This is a chapter of the audio book about the Bible’s parables in which Ellen White relates them to every day practical living…

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Chapter 5 – “Like a Grain of Mustard Seed”

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The Five Wise Virgins – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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

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This recording #187, 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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