Moon Into Blood: Addendum to 2nd Face: The Swine Eater

By admin On September 23rd, 2011

This is a continuation of “Moon Into Blood” Pt. 1 (click here)  &  “Moon Into Blood” Pt. 2 (click here), or you may go to “Moon Into Blood Part 3” (click here)

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“For all that is in the world,

the lust of the flesh,

the lust of the eyes,

and the pride of life,

is not of the Father,

but is of the world.”

1st John 2:16

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THE THREE GREAT SINS

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When Jesus was tempted by the Devil, there were just three temptations. When Eve considered eating the forbidden fruit in the garden, there were just three considerations, presented by the serpent. When John wrote his first epistle, he enumerated three basic sins of the world. And John summed it up so nicely:

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1. The lust of the flesh.

2. The lust of the eyes.

3. The pride of life.

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These were the three basic sins which John laid out, that Satan tempted Jesus with, and Eve doted over in her own mind, prior to eating the forbidden fruit!

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SIGNS WRITTEN IN HEAVEN

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The lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. These are the three basic sins of Mankind, according to Scripture. And God has miraculously inscribed these sins upon the face of the Moon.

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Oh yes, this sounds too incredible to be true! But it is very true! And this article will finish the Moon Into Blood Trilogy, with this 4th article, which is a surprise ending, to a very intricate and stunning message.

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So come along, and open up both your your Bible and your mind! And try to have the faith of a little child, which is a basic requirement for Signs Of Heaven (“And (Jesus) said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” Matt. 18:3). You will not be disappointed, once you truly witness these signs in the heavens.

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THE SWINE: “LUST OF THE FLESH”

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“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” 1st John 2:16

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This article will introduce this third beast-like face, inscribed in the Moon: a swine. And it will be shown that the three beast-like faces in the Moon, represent the concept taught in the above verse concerning “the lust of the flesh…the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life”. 

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It has become apparent that the second face in the Moon, besides appearing as a wolf-like beast, also appears as a Swine. Let’s explore this concept, for a moment. First of all, when a person sees the second face up in the sky, it’s arguable whether or not it looks like a swine. But it must be conceded that the photos do indeed make it appear as if this character has a “sawed-off” snout like a swine. And of course, a swine is spoken of quite frequently in Scripture.

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“GRACE ABOUNDING TO THE CHIEF OF SINNERS”

by J. Bunyan

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John Bunyan, the author of the earth-shaking allegorical tale, “Pilgrim’s Progress”seems to have caught the essence of the meaning behind clean and unclean beasts. He saw why God made a distinction based on the feet as well as the diet of these beasts, as stated in the following Bible verse…

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Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth… Nevertheless… the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.” Leviticus 11:2,4,7 

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Why did God makes the feet and the diet of the beasts of the earth the criterion for this distinction between clean and unclean beasts? How odd!

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Engraving of Pilgrim: “Christian in Pilgrim’s Progress” wikipedia U.S. public domain.

 

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BUNYAN SPEAKS ABOUT CLEAN & UNCLEAN!

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Well, just listen to what Bunyan states in his other classic, “Grace Abounding To The Chief Of Sinners”…

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JOHN BUNYAN: “I was almost made, about this time, to ‘see something concerning the beasts that Moses ‘counted clean and unclean. I thought those ‘beasts were types of men; the clean, types of ‘them that were the people of God; but the un’clean, types of such as were the children of the ‘wicked one.

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Now, I read that the clean beasts ‘chewed the cud; that is, thought I, they show ‘us we must feed upon the Word of God. They ‘also parted the hoof; I thought that signified we ‘must part, if we would be saved, with the ways ‘of ungodly men.

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And also, in further reading ‘about them I found, that though we did chew the ‘cud as the hare, yet if we walked with claws like ‘a dog, or if we did part the hoof like the swine, ‘yet if we did not chew the cud as the sheep, we ‘were still, for all that, but unclean ; for I thought ‘the hare to be a type of those that talk of the ‘Word’…

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Excerpt from “Grace Abounding To The Chief of Sinners” by John Bunyan.

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CLEAN = THE SAVED

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UNCLEAN = THE UNSAVED

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So Bunyan saw that swine were “a type” of those who have parted with the ways of the world symbolized by the “split hoofs”. This would symbolize church-goers. The diet of swine is just about anything he can find to swallow, which symbolizes those who make a profession of serving http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sus_scrofa_domesticus_(juvenile)_(2).JPGGod, but still eat of the sin and pollution of the world. Listen to the prophet Isaiah…  

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“Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread?… eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live.” Isaiah 55:2, 3. 

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This passage is a plea by God for us to stop eating from the polluted troughs of this world. And this passage is likewise a plea to begin eating the Heavenly Manna, i.e., the Word of God.

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“KEEP THYSELF PURE”

1st Timothy 5:22

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“Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”  James 4:8 

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Like never before in history, the Christian must fight the battle against ungodly influences. In this high-tech world in which we now live, it is possible with just the touch of a button to bring all the filth and moral pollutions this world has to offer, right into one’s own living room! This seems to be the “present truth” for this day.

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And like never before in history, the Christian must maintain a vigilance against letting in these modern-day influences into the heart! And Scripture leaves no question as to the devastating results that come from evil communications…

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“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” 1st Cor. 15:33. 

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This is what this swine inscribed in the Moon’s surface is all about: the lusts of the flesh, which are so readily available in today’s world. The question that each professing Christian must ask his or her self is this: “Am I really serious about overcoming? Do I really want to become Christ-like? Can I say with Paul, ‘ I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ…’?” Philippians 3:8. 

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THINK ON HEAVENLY THINGShttp://lavistachurchofchrist.org/Pictures/The%20Early%20Church%20Artwork/target8.html

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Yes the “True Worshipper” will desire to be purified. He or she will pray earnestly for deliverance from the pollutions of this corrupt world. Paul exhorts each and every Christian to fill his or her heart with good things.

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Just listen… “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8. This verse is one of the most well-known, and yet, least heeded of all Bible verses!

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CHRISTIANY NOT JUST A LOBOTOMY

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Now there are those who try to pervert this passage into saying we should become some sort of “lobotomized, secular, happy-face”. While this passage is indeed, emphasizing a positive, “glass-half-full” outlook, it is definitely not an alternative to meditating day and night on the Word of God!

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But there are times when the Christian meditates on Bible verses. But also, there are times when the Christian translates these verses into practical everyday experience. “How can I handle this situation in a more Christ-like manner?” This is a question which the Christian is constantly asking his or her self. This is the essence and everyday-mechanics of the Christian life.

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And this above passage is likewise encouraging us to filter out the evil of the world around us, and try to focus upon the things in life which are worthy of imitation.

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CASTING PEARLS BEFORE SWINE…

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“Give notmoonstars_noao-nasa no copyright claim that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.”  Matthew:7:6.

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Obviously, God is not concerned here with mere animals. This is about people. God is warning Believers to use discretion regarding offering too many Bible “pearls of wisdom” to those who are still involved with the pollutions of this present evil world. They don’t wish to hear it, and may just retaliate in some way.

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LEGION OF DEVILS ENTER INTO SWINE…

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“So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.  And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.”  Matthew 8:31,32.

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This is a picture of a spiritual concept.  The sea is a picture of this fallen world. The swine are those who profess to serve God but still love this present evil world, and have no intention of becoming self-denying like Jesus was. And so Christ allowed the evil angels to enter into the swine and drive them into the sea, representing how false-brethren in the Church will ultimately be destroyed in the Lake of Fire, by their own worldliness.

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Public Domain photo of two ferrel swine, by NASA.

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PRODIGAL SON EATS CORN HUSKS WITH SWINE…

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 moonstars_noao-nasa no copyright claim“And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.” Luke.15:16.

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This story of the “Prodigal Son” tells how those who stray back into the world and away from God, often find that the glitter and glory of worldliness eventually turns sour, represented by the son eating corn husks with the swine. And though these apostate ones (represented by swine) still may be active in church, they will often have Bible studies that are of little or no value (represented by corn husks).   

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UNSANCTIFIED: UNCLEAN BEASTS…

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 “…They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.”  Isaiah 66:17.

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Here Isaiah is painting a portrait of those in the Church who feed off the false teachings and irreligious lifestyle of false brethren, represented by swine and mice (2nd & 3rd faces in the Moon,3rd Face in Moon-scavenger-www.signsofheaven.org respectively)

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And of course, the eating of swine’s flesh and the abomination is code language for eating of the sin and pollutions of this present, evil and selfish world!

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Photo of swine courtesy Messybeast & Wikipedia share-alike license

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HIGHER PASSIONS VS. LOWER PASSIONS

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moonstars_noao-nasa no copyright claimThe three major sins, 1. The lusts of the flesh, 2. The lusts of the eyes, and 3. The pride of life, are represented by these three Moon-Beasts. Of course this 3rd Beast, The Swine, represents “The lusts of the flesh”. Now the lusts of the flesh are predominantly those lower passions, such as adultery, and drunkenness, perversions, gluttony, and other like-passions.

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Now, the other beast (lower picture left), the Evil-Eyed Pharisee-Scorner represents the so-called “higher” sins. And of course, this Pharisee-Scorner is more given over to the sins of pride: the “higher” sins, such as pride, judging, phariseeism, self-righteousness, greed of gain, self-importance, and other such-like sins.

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2nd Face in Moon-wolf-www.signsofheaven.orgNow one advantage that those given to lower passions have, is that quite often these lower passions are easy to see. For instance, a smoker cannot deny the pungent smell of cigarette smoke on his clothing. Likewise, the drinker cannot hide for very long, the smell of alcohol on his breath, nor his tipsy behavior. And because society tends to look down on and scorn those who are given to such addictions, these addicts are constantly reminded that they have sinful addictions.

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SINS OF PRIDE NOT SO EASILY SEEN

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But those given over to the so-called, “higher” passions, are not nearly so easily detected. “Pride” is often misconstrued as virtuous. “Judging” others often goes un-noticed. “Self-importance” so often blends in with Christian virtue. And so society is not nearly so condemning of these “higher” passions.  

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And the children of pride, quite often have their lives in good order, and may not be slaves of bad habits and lower passions. Therefore, those with the so-called “higher” sins, quite often fit right in with church society. And if this Pharisee Moon-Beast pays his tithes, and volunteers for a church office, then he is usually a very welcomed and respected member of his local congregation.

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For more on the wolf/dog Pharisee Moon Beast, please read “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 2nd Face: The Pharisee Scorner”

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ADULTEROUS WOMAN COMPARED TO

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SWINE WITH GOLD RING…

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Well, getting back to our Swine/Eater Moon/Beast, here is another interesting concept which the wise man, Solomon observed.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burgkmair_whore_babylon_color.jpg

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Listen… “As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.” Proverbs 11:22.

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This verse is almost comical, until one realizes that God is speaking of more than a mere woman. While this proverb has an application to everyday situations, it is really about the apostate portion of God’s Church, represented by the fair woman (see Ezekiel Ch. 23). God here is warning not only to stay away from strange women, but also to stay away from the Apostate Church.

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For a further exploration into this subject of an adulterous woman representing God’s apostate people, just click here… “The Harlot of Revelation” 

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Drawing of “Whore of Babylon” courtesy Wikipedia Public Domain.

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ISAIAH SPEAKS OF UNCLEAN THINGS AGAIN…

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moonstars_noao-nasa no copyright claimA people that provokes me to anger continually to my face…which eat swine’s flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels; Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.” Isaiah 63:3-5 (condensed)

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This is another supporting verse from Isaiah about the Apostate Church who, in their spiritual pride, look down their nose at others they feel spiritually superior to, and yet are still eating of the sin and pollutions of this present evil and selfish world.

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And if we look down on others in the Church who we feel are less holy than we, then we may indeed be likewise guilty as well, of this condemnation spoken here by Isaiah. We need to constantly “pray without ceasing” for ourselves and for others who may be “turned out of the way” (Heb. 12:13).    

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OFFERING AS SWINE’S BLOOD…

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“He that kills an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrifices a lamb, as if he cut off a dog’s neck; he that offers an oblation, as if he offered swine’s blood; he that burns incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations.” Isaiah 66:3.

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God here is expressing His displeasure with the Apostate Church. Though this was spoken to the Old Testament Children of Israel, it also has a great warning for the Christian today (the Lord also considers us to be the “Israel of God”).

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And though Christians don’t offer literal sacrifices today, they nevertheless are offering spiritual sacrifices in the form of good works…such as paying tithes or feeding the hungry, or other similar humanitarian services. God is not pleased with such offerings, when at the same time, they are living a world-loving lifestyle. 

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UNCLEAN BEASTS & GENTILE UNBELIEVERS…

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“And [Peter] saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great shemoonstars_noao-nasa no copyright claimet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean…but God hath showed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.” Acts 10:11-14, 28.

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Here Peter is plainly showing us that “unclean” animals were actually a picture of people of the world. The “worldly”.

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ANGRY PAGANS IN EPHESUS 

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AS “UNCLEAN BEASTS”…

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“If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus.” 1st Corinthians 15:32. Paul here is comparing the pagans in Ephesus to wild beasts.

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“One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. This witness is true.” Titus 1:12, 13. Again, God is comparing the Apostate Church to unclean animals.

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“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you…But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;  2nd Peter 2:1, 12. Another comparison between false teachers and common animals.

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“For there are certain men crept in unawares…ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness… But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.” Jude 1:4, 10. Another comparison between the Apostate portion of the Church and wild beasts. 

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 “So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before Thee.”  Psalms 73:22. Here a true Believer is confessing himself to be as an unclean beast, in his murmuring against God.

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“O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people? Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt… and planted it… The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it…” Psalms 80:4,8,12,14. God here is saying that His Church in its apostasy, will be destroyed by this “Boar” and by the wild beast of the field.

 

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GOD FORETELLS OF APOSTASY

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 “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast.” Jeremiah 31:27. This revealing verse plainly states that the Church will be corrupted with those unsanctified false brethren who here are represented by beasts (animals).

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THREE FACES IN MOON…

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“Awake, O sword… smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered… And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried…I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.”  Zechariah 13:7-9.

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Here, God is dividing His Professed People into three parts. Two-thirds will be destroyed, This reminds us of the three parts of the Moon; two parts being beast/man combinations, and one part fully human.   

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WORSHIPPING BEASTS

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 “And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here. So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed upon the wall round about.” Ezekiel 8:9, 10.

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Here is perhaps the most revealing passage of all the passages in this article! God is showing here that His people are worshipping animals instead of worshipping a Holy God. When we regard sin and sinners and have fellowship with worldly persons, we are in essence in rebellion against God. We are commanded to…

“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?…for ye are the temple of the living God…Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and TOUCH NOT THE UNCLEAN [thing]; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” 2nd Corinthians 6:14-18 (condensed).

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God has purposely composed this passage to compare the ungodly with unclean beasts. And though we may need to care for and even nurture relations with unsaved family members, we still need to be Christ-like.

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 THE 3 GREAT SINS…

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The three animal faces inscribed in the Moon are the three great sins of Mankind.  The three beast-like faces are representative of what the Bible terms… 1. the lust of the flesh (swine to the right), 2. the lust of the eyes (rabbit/mouse to lower right), and 3. the pride of life (wolf/dog/fox on left)”.  1st John 2:16. The Bible boils down all the sins of this fallen world into just three categories: the 1. lust of the flesh, the 2. lust of the eyes, and the 3. pride of life”. Listen to 1st John…

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“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, 1. the lust of the flesh, and 2. the lust of the eyes, and 3. the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world… Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that Antichrist shall come, even now are there many Antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.” 1st John 2:15-18.

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Notice that just after enumerating these three sins, that God begins speaking about the many Antichrists that are in the world. This is no accident. Because Antichrists are3rd Face in Moon-scavenger-www.signsofheaven.org merely the people of this fallen world. Their big sin, besides their rebellion, is that they are motivated by these three sins.

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When Eve was tempted in the garden, these were the very same three sins presented to her by the serpent… 1. Good for food (lust of flesh), 2. pleasant to look upon (lust of eyes), 3. makes one wise (pride of life).

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JESUS TEMPTED

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And these three sins were the very same sins that Satan tempted Jesus with… 1. turn stones to bread (lust of flesh), 2. showing him all the kingdoms of world (lust of the eyes), 3. showing Himself invincible by jumping of temple (pride of life). 

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While Jesus did not give in to Satan’s “Big Three” temptations, Eve did. Thus it was that Eve brought the entire world under the banner and rule of the great Antichrist beast… Satan. And these three big sins have become the curse which has brought woe and misery upon the entire human race. And it was these same three sins which Jesus came into this world to conquer on our behalf.

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CONCLUSION:

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

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So these three sins, which are inscribed in the Moon’s face, are the fundamental sins of Mankind. But Christ is not a God who simply lets sin become the victor. In the beginning this world was brought into captivity, by that “Great Dragon”, Satan. But it was God’s purpose to purify for Himself a people. This is God’s Church, symbolized by a “Virtuous Woman”. The “Signs of Heaven” point to a great sign in the heavens, A woman with child, who is persecuted by another great sign…a Dragon spewing water out of his mouth after the Woman. The Woman flips around and becomes a Woman with eagle’s wings, with which she flees to safety from the Dragon. At the last of the winter , this Woman chooses to enter the “Strait Gate”, instead of the “Broad Way” (which is made from the water coming out of the Dragon’s mouth).

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This “Wide Gate” symbolizes all the things of the world, in which Satan offers the world’s inhabitants; all the 1. lusts of the flesh, and 2. lusts of the eyes, and 3. prideful things of the world. And these three great lusts can be offered to those in the secular world, but also are offered in the pseudo-gospels, so prevalent today. It doesn’t matter to Satan how a person joins Satan’s ranks. One can come to him as an atheist-agnostic, or as a “conservative” Christian. Just as long as he remains under the power of one or more of these big-three sins.

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SHIP IS SOON DEPARTING

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Satan would have us to believe that life without these three sins would be unbearably dull and depleted. But Christ came to this Earth to set an example of love incomprehensible, and complete His Bible, which promises us “joy unspeakable”, if we will only renounce this sin-laden world, and begin upon a spiritual journey up that pathway that leads to the Narrow Gate…Orion’s Gate. It is the gate to Heaven itself! And all are invited to join this vast throng.

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And anyway, what do we have to lose? A dying planet? A hopeless future? The sorrow and confusion that permeates society? Sickness? and ultimately a hopeless death?

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THE END

 

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LUNAR ECLIPSE & SPIRITUAL ECLIPSE…(click here)

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How can a Lunar Eclipse give us understanding of just how a Christian wanders away from the Lord, only to enter into Spiritual Darkness? Read this article and find out.

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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) & Flower of the Field (aka: Scorpio) & The 12-Star Crown (aka: Corona Borealis) & The Cross-Scepter (aka: Ophiochus & Serpens) & Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) & Arcturus Star – 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!once you are comfortable finding these two constellations, you can begin to locate the next closest constellations, and so on.

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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