Discovering Bible Constellations (Part 1…A personal timeline story) 1988

By admin On September 8th, 2011

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You may also click here to read Part 2, Part 3, or Part 4

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STORY…”FINDING BIBLE

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CONSTELLATIONS”-pt 1

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“The love of God is greater far

Than tongue or pen can ever tell;

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It goes beyond the highest star,

And reaches to the lowest hell…

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Could we with ink the ocean fill,

And were the skies of parchment made,

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Were every stalk on earth a quill,

And every man a scribe by trade;

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To write the love of God above

Would drain the ocean dry;

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Nor could the scroll contain the whole,

Though stretched from sky to sky.”

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The last 8 lines of this well-known song were penciled on the wall of a narrow room in an insane asylum by a man said to have been demented. The profound lines were discovered when they laid him in his coffin.

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3am, August, of 1988 (or thereabouts)

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My eyes were opened!

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I looked up!

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It was scary…kind of! Things looked different up there! Only several hours had passed, but things were definitely not the same! For one thing, the moon was gone!eagle ridge ursa major stars only

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Now, sleeping for several hours this time, the heavens had changed since a few hours earlier. The stars were different! It was truly awesome! Just laying there in a flimsy sleeping bag on this August night, looking up at the vast expanse of the heavens. The stars were bright. The night black.
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And there I was…all alone…and looking up!

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Staring in amazement at the massive size of the constellation which was now directly overhead. Probably Orion, or the Big Dipper or something! The open night sky of Eagle Ridge provided the perfect backdrop for this heavenly scenario! Never really paying a whole lot of attention to the stars before this.  I always just…well…took them for granted. And not previously realizing they moved so quickly through the sky during the night. Moving westward.

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I fell back asleep.
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A few hours later, waking again, the constellations had moved again. “WOW! These constellations are so enormous. It’s almost scary!” Makes the heart beat a little faster; to look up at such aOrion Constellation and Dragon Constellation vast universe. The bigness of the heavens is truly overwhelming. This campground was pretty much empty of campers, which made things even more dramatic. And the silence, except for the little night-sounds of summertime…

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Things up here in the foothills of the Cascades were really beautiful! Much more so, since becoming a Christian! And just being released, I was now enjoying my new-found freedom!

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 DEEPER MEANING… This was the beginning connection with the starry hosts of the heavens. Since becoming a Christian, I had a heightened awareness and appreciation for nature in general. Knowing now, that this world had a Creator; and ever since someone stated that Christ would be coming back through ‘the open space in Orion’ (whatever that meant!) There sure was something very wonderful and really awesome about the heavens! Since becoming a Christian, I guess it could be said, that all of nature…and…all of life had taken on a much more profound meaning!
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Sketch: “Two of the five Winter Constellations”

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JOSEPH’S DREAM & THE GLORIOUS CROWN

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ON THE ROAD… That summer of 1988, I decided to go hitchhiking. I spent some weeks on the road. And so as long as there was nothing stopping me. No leather straps around my hands and feet. No bars on the windows anymore. So, why not go?  

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On the long trek over the Cascades to get to Ashland, I began to notice two constellations. One looked like a cross, and the other looked like a circle with a star in the middle. Obviously, the Cross I understood. But crown 2this circle of stars…what did it mean?

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Now I had been in Christianity long enough to know the story of Joseph’s dream. And these stars, which looked like a crown seemed reminiscent of the story of Joseph’s dream, in which he saw 11 stars bowing down to him. This constellation, however, had 12 stars, plus 1 star in the middle. But this made complete sense, because this could be a picture of Jesus as the star in the middle, plus 12 stars around, representing the 12 tribes of Israel.

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What I didn’t realize is, that this Crown would show up again, years later. And when it did, it would be in conjunction with other Bible constellations which told the wonderful Gospel story! 

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A SOLA SCRIPTURA RAINSTORM!

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During this time I only had my sleeping bag and my backpack which was filled with religious and health books, plus a nice King James study Bible.

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I had made it across the Cascade Mountains. And as I was walking toward Ashland, it began to downpour. From early that morning till late at night it rained hard…really hard! I was totally soaked! After a number of hours, the rain began to feel like I was being stabbed by thousands of little needles! So for hours, I could only just barely endure this very painful downpour!

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After half a day walking through Ashland in the rain, my backpack became heavier and heavier. All my books were getting water-logged. Finally, I couldn’t stand the weight of those books any longer! Seeing a large dumpster, I sadly threw out all those water-logged health and religious books!

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Miraculously, the only book still completely dry…was my Bible!

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I began to suspect that my Bible being dry when all the rest of my books were soaked might just be Divine Providence. This is because about a month or two earlier, a more well-seasoned Christian advised me that I was depending too much on other religious books. I was getting too confused by all these books. I was still somewhat of a novice Christian, and the Devil was taking advantage of my lack of Christian maturity, causing me to do extreme things (like going hitchhiking, for instance!) As I said, that Christian lady advised me to put all my other books away for a while, and just start reading the Bible only. So I began to wonder if me getting caught in this rainstorm was God’s way of confirming the advice of that Christian lady.

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But still the rain kept pouring down. Still it felt that I was being stabbed by thousands of little needles! Finally, about 9 PM, after 17 or so hours in this rain, I couldn’t take it any longer!

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I remembered running into a Christian at a church service I went to the previous day, who gave me his nuhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Demi-Lithia-Park-Ashland-Creek-20050305.jpegmber in case I ever needed help. I found the business card he gave me. When I came to a phone booth I called him. He was very happy to drive me to a local mission in Medford, a few miles away, where I was issued dry clothes and a very nice bed. The place was filled with other vagabonds! I looked around at all the other people who had just come out of the rain, men, women, and even children. We all looked like a bunch of water-soaked birds who just found our way to a dry shelter! Shaking off all our water! Everyone looked as happy as me, to be dry and warm and out of the rain.

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A week or two was spent in that little Shakespearian community of Ashland Oregon. Nights were spent outside of town, on National Forest land, if memory serves chttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hedrick_(1921)_-_Beurre_Bosc.jpgorrectly. Days were spent in Lithia Park, next to the Shakespearean Amphitheater. I read my Bible during the days. It was late summer, and the ripe apples and Bosc pears from old orchards in the area, was all I had to eat. This was my first encounter with Bosc pears. Normally I wouldn’t even touch those ugly-looking brown pears. But now they tasted mighty good! And also, there was one particular apple tree in an old orchard that yielded very sweet apples! So it was Bosc pears and Jonathon apples! (Just giving you this information to kind-of personalize and hopefully make this somewhat interesting to read).

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ORION AND THE DRAGON (c. 1988)

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As time went by, and winter approached, the constellation Orion was much more Orion Constellationeasily recognizable (I had first learned about Orion a few years earlier.) “Yep. There’s Orion! Yep. He does look like a soldier!” A soldier with a shield in his left hand, and a sword in his right hand. But who was he fighting against, up there in the night sky? I was going through terrific battles in my own life, so seeing this soldier in the night sky was a real encouragement for me… “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13.

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And because of all the troubles I had with satanic forces, as far as I was concerned, it was the evil day right this very moment!

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 LEFT SKETCH: ‘Orion’ (Stars Only) and RIGHT SKETCH: ‘Orion’ the Soldierthe Armor of God

This constellation can be seen in colder months in mid-sky. However, it travels from east to west through the night.

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Thinking about this question, it became noticeable that to Orion’s left, there was another constellation. It simply looked like a large, sideways ‘V’. It kind-of looked like a crocodile’s mouth, wide open.Could that mouth represent Satan’s mouth?”  

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At some point in time, the Book of Revelation, Chapter Twelve began to become part of this story. This Bible chapter told the story of Michael the Archangel, fighting against the dragon.

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“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven…there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels.” Revelation 12:1,7 

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And so it made sense. If the constellation Orion’ was a picture of Revelation Chapter 12, then there would have to be a dragon up there also, just like Revelation 12 speaks about. But only the mouth of the dragon was visible. His body was not apparent, at lehttp://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap060109.htmlast not to me! However, there was a cluster of stars that could possibly be the dragon’s eye, but I later found out this cluster of stars was known as the Pleiades. The Bible spoke of the Pleiades, in the book of Job…

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“Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?” Job 38:31. But what did that mean!?! “Can you bind the sweet influences of the Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion!?!” I DIDN’T HAVE A CLUE!!!  
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The Pleiades Constellation can be seen in colder months in mid sky, traveling east to west through the night. NASA photo by Robert Gendler (click on picture for link)

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dragon's mouthBut even though it was a just a mouth, it was definitely a dragon’s mouth. And I knew Satan has a body, even though we can’t see that body (or so I thought).

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But what I didn’t realize is, that years later, I would be shown some more stars that together appear in the shape of a wave of water coming forth out of his mouth. And this wave of water was going in the direction of a constellation that looked like a woman with eagle wings. This all is found in Revelation 12. You can read all about these things in DISCOVERING SIGNS OF HEAVEN-(PART 2) and also in DISCOVERING SIGNS OF HEAVEN  (PART 3)  .

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SEVEN BOWLS OF GOD’S WRATH (1988)

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About this same time, the Big Dipper began to be seen as the 7 Angels of Revelation which had the 7 bowls of wrath. They seemed to relate to the book of Revelation Chapter 15, 16. The handle being composed of  3 stars (or 3 angels). And the bowl itself composed of 4 stars (or 4 angels).

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This was validated by the fact that as summer turns to winter, this bowl held by 3 stars (angels) slowly turns up as if it begins to pour out its contents (God’s wrath) upon the Earth.

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Listen to Scripture… “And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.” Revelation 16:1 

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Having said all this, I didn’t realize that this same constellation also appears as a giant cross on a hill in mid winter. And makes a great statement concerning just what these bowls of wrath are all about! But you will have to wait for DISCOVERING SIGNS OF HEAVEN-(PART 2) to read about this aspect.

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BOOK OF REVELATION OFTEN USES NUMBER “7”

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This same constellation also began to appear as representing the 7 stars of Revelation chapters 1, 2, 3 in which Jesus is holding 7 the Armor of Godstars, which represent the 7 churches of Asia (representing all churches through the entire New Testament era)… “The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches.” Revelation 1:20. After all… these seven stars were so big and bright and prominent in the night sky, that it was obvious that God is trying to make a statement with this beautiful constellation. A big statement! “What statement?”, you ask? Well, for one thing, Orion seemed to represent Christ and The Seven Stars (the Big Dipper), The Church. (and Orion is made primarily of 7 very bright stars as well). And of course, Christ and His Church is the foundation of God’s Kingdom in Heaven. And so these brightest two constellations of all constellations, seemed to be the two foundational constellations in the night sky.

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1 FLOWER & 2 BIRDS

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Needless to say, it’s a lot nicer to walk on a nice warm summer night, than in a frozen Klamath Basin winter evening.  And walking is an excellent time to pray. To just walk down the street, and pray makes much more sense, in combination with the much-needed exercise.  So, daily (nightly, actually) walks were just what the Doctor ordered.

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But winter finally let go its grip on the Basin, and summer returned. Now being summer once again,  the Summer Constellations again returned.

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One appeared that looked somewhat like a cross.

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Another that looked like two twin seagulls flying westward, one in front of the other. But later on I would realize that these were not seagulls, but another, very special type of bird that was used in the Old TestamentTwo Turtledoves-Flower of the Field- Cross/Scepter Constellations temple service!

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FLOWER …    And there was another constellation that looked like a flower. Did this 7 star flower represent the 7 churches of Asia? Or not? These constellations were visible in the summer months. But recently, it’s looking as if there may be an 8th star in this constellation. And when the earth’s axis shifts, there are two more stars which could easily be considered part of the stem of that flower. So that would make a total of 10 stars. So it’s not so clear as to just how many stars are in this constellation.

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But what I didn’t realize at this point, that this flower has great significance in the Signs Of Heaven story. This flower presents one of the most beautiful passages in Scripture. And you can read about this in  DISCOVERING SIGNS OF HEAVEN  (PART 3)

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THE GOOD SAMARITAN…MEXICAN STYLE

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From Ashland, I decided to hitch-hike down to Mexico. The weather was warmer down there, and it was already close to fall. So I did. I got a ride as far as Yreka California. I attended a church service there. The next morning, I began walking southward. I walked to the next town, Weed California. I spent my walking time memorizing Bible verses. After dark, I looked at the night sky again, with all its stars, as I walked along.

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The next morning, I could barely walk. After all, I had just walked 30 or 40 miles the previous day! So I hobbled to a freeway entrance.  I held out my thumb, and the first or second car stopped, and gave me a ride. This ride took me 300 or 400 miles! I was kind of nervous however, because my driver drove about 80 MPH or more. But I kept quiet. And in no time at all, I was let out in Bakersfield, perhaps. From there, I can’t remember so much. But it wasn’t too long until I was in Los Angeles. From there, I found a special bus for $10.00, that took me to Tijuana, Mexico!

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I’m kind of a “play-it-by-ear” type of person. So I really didn’t have much of a plan. I figured that God would provide. And up to this point, He did.  

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Anyway, I was there at a bus station, but I had no idea where I was going. I was trying to ask someone for help with the little Spanish that I knew. A Spanish lady, somehow perceived that I needed help, so she came over and told me to follow her. So I did. Before long, we were on a bus. I had no idea where I was going. But several hours later, I found myself in Ensenada. Ensenada was a tourist town on the western Pacific coast. I followed the lady off the bus, and she said goodbye, and went her way.

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OK….so now what? I had about 5 dollars or so. So I went into a little market and bought some Mexican pastries, which I stuffed myself with. That night I went down to the tourist area, and walked the streets, and looked at all the tourists on this Friday night. Finally I found my way down to a public beach. There were a lot of people on the beach, drinking and making noise. I decided to lay low, so I went to a dark quiet place on the sand and got into my sleeping bag.

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The next morning I sat on the beach. I had been having great success lately memorizing Bible verses. So I spent the entire day there on the beach. By nightfall I had memorized the entire Book of James. Oh it’s just a short book. But I was really happy about my newly acquired ability to memorize Scripture. It was truly a red-letter day, spiritually speaking!

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ENSENADA

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That night, however, was not exactly a red-letter night. Just the opposite! As I was http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ensenada-at-night.jpgwalking down to the beach to go to sleep, two teens were following me. They came up behind me and tripped me, with some fancy little foot-maneuver, which they no doubt had been practicing. They wanted to know what was in my backpack. I had no money, and so they had really picked the wrong guy to rob. And in my backpack, there was only my Bible. I decided to try to shame them, by offering my study Bible. I began waving my Bible and saying over and over, “Mi Biblia! Mi Biblia” I really didn’t expect them to take it. I just wanted to shame them. But to my surprise, they shrugged their shoulders and took it. They walked away, no doubt happy to have successfully robbed this American tourist. But I’m sure when they got home, they most likely disposed of my study-Bible. (I think they were mostly in this little caper for the sport of it.)

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So there I was! No Bibles anymore! But at least I still had my sleeping bag! “That’s good!”

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ABOVE PHOTO: Ensenada-at-night wikipedia-public domain

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The next day, I really can’t remember what I did. Well, I do remember going into town. It was Sunday, and I decided to find a church in service, in hopes of acquiring another Bible. After some time, I saw a little church. There was a whole lotta singing going on inside. I went in towards the end of their service. Everyone was singing and clapping hands. I was from a very traditional and “proper” denomination, so I was a little uncomfortable by this happy and noisy service. After the service, I went to the pastor, and asked if he had an English Bible. He finally came back with a New Testament in Spanish on half the page and English on the other half. I thanked him so much.

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I was hungry, so I wandered around till I found a Mexican restaurant. I had no money, however. But a restaurant employee came out and threw into the dumpster, about four or six unopened packages of flour tortillas. Of course, I waited till he went back inside to get them. And were they ever good!! They weren’t corn tortillas, but were those soft flour tortillas. Much better than corn tortillas, when eating uncooked!

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WELCOME WAGON RETURNS!

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That night however was not so good! As I was walking down to the beach again, I was confronted by four men. Three were walking, and the fourth was riding a horse. One of them came up to me and decided to entertain his friends. He put his arm around me, like he was my buddy. He said something in Spanish, and then he hit me in the face. He then repeated this little scenario several times. Finally, the man on horseback told him to stop it. He hit me one more time and then they all left. I quickly got out of there. But I had dropped my sleeping bag in the commotion. So now, I had no religious books. No study Bible. And now…no sleeping bag! And it was night. But there was no way I was gonna go back down to the beach! So I went back to the restaurant where I found those tortillas, I spent the night standing in front of the restaurant. It was a nice night, so I wasn’t cold. Miraculously, after cleaning off a little blood, I was surprised to find that I had almost no physical damage. Some guy came up while standing in front of that restaurant, who spoke English, and we talked for several hours. I no doubt spoke to him about the Bible and Christianity.

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And I must admit, it was a nice warm evening. But more than this, my mind was totally at peace! All through the long night, standing there in front of that restaurant.

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THE LONG WALK HOME…

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The next morning, I decided that I wasn’t going to spend another night in that town. I just couldn’t take any more of their “welcoming committee”. So I began walking. I kept looking for a sign to tell me how far it was back to the U.S.. I finally passed a sign. It was 100 kilometers to the border. I tried to recall how many miles that was. I decided it was about 67 miles or so.

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I walked about 20 miles. No water and no food. It was still about 45 miles to the border. Just then I saw something waving at me, in the wind, on the side of the road. I walked closer to see if it was what I thought it was. It looked like money. Paper money…just waving at me. I picked it up and squinted to see how much I had found. It looked like 20,000 Pesos. But how much was 20,000 Pesos? Maybe $100.00 American! I just didn’t know. Maybe much less.

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My first thought was find a bus going to San Diego. But I had already come twenty miles…on an empty stomach! And no water! But it was still 45 miles to the border.

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So, I decided to go for the sure thing. I turned around and walked back toward Ensenada. I knew there was a bus depot there. But the thought of walking back 20 miles was…uh…less than a pleasant idea. But what else could I do?

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After about 2 miles, I looked down on the side of the road and saw a white sack. The kind of sack you might get from a restaurant, with food to go. So I picked it up, and slowly opened it up. It was a sack full of burritos. And at this point I didn’t care if they were poison burritos! I was willing to take that chance!

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So in a few minutes, I had a full belly, and eighteen or so miles to walk…back to the town of Ensenada. Ensenada… where I was robbed one night, and beaten, on another!

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Just about then, an old pickup truck pulled up. An old man waved for me to get in. So I did. He didn’t speak a lick of English, and I only spoke a lick of Spanish, but managed to get through to him to take me to Ensenada.

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We drove without talking, and this Good Samaritan dropped me off at the Ensenada bus depot. I thanked him profusely and he said goodbye and drove away. I walked into the depot, still not knowing how rich I was, with my newly acquired wealth. Inside, I found out quickly just how wealthy I now was. My 20,000 Pesos bill was enough to get me on a bus to San Diego, with about $5.00 American, left over. The bus trip was $2.25 American, so the total of this 20,000 Pesos bill was $7.25 American, at that time. Oh well. It wasn’t too much, but it sure was enough! And as I looked out the bus window at the places I had just walked, I was thankful to God for providing enough for me to get back to San Diego. So with a full stomach from those burritos (I didn’t even get diarrhea from them!) to the old man and his old pickup truck, to the divine 20,000 pesos bill on the side of the road, I knew that the Lord was the true Good Samaritan here, who took care of me.

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BEATEN AND ROBBED…AND LEFT FOR DEAD…BY THE DEVIL

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And one main reason for telling this story is because it pretty much tells what the next twenty years held in store for me…as far as my spiritual life was concerned. Little did I know, that very soon I was to find myself spiritually bankrupt. Very soon, I was about to lose my ability to study the Bible as I hadhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vincent_Willem_van_Gogh_022.jpg been so blessed with, prior to all this. I was just about to enter a new chapter in my life. And getting robbed of my study Bible and beaten in this little Mexican resort was a fitting portrait of my future.

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So it was about 1989. I had been a Christian for about 8 years or so. But now, the Devil was waiting to ambush me (spiritually speaking). I was about to be robbed of my spirituality. I was about to go through a spiritual dementia that would last for the next 7 years. And the Devil would make the next 7 years…uh…not so pleasant. And then after 7 years, I would find myself climbing back up that spiritual mountain from which I fell a long way down. And receiving the Signs in the Sun, and Moon, and Stars, would be put on hold…for the next twenty years.

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If you want to read the detailed account of just how the Devil manifested himself in my life, you may click here… “Judgment Day, RX-7”

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Please go to the “Discovering Bible Constellations Part 2”

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To write a comment, question, or suggestion, just click here…”Comments, Questions, Suggestions”

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THE END

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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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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 Chur7 stars as Crossch (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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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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Starry Night at La Silla Wikipedia share-alike license

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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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