Orion The Reaper

By admin On December 8th, 2010

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ORION, THE NOT-SO-GRIM REAPER

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” And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.  And another angel came out of the temple, crying…to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in your sickle, and reap: for the time is come for you to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.” Revelation 14:14, 15

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We often hear the expression, “The grim reaper”. It’s become a joke. The picture to the right does not help matters. But in the heavens is a picture of a not-so-grim-reaper.

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WHEAT HARVEST AND THE BIBLE

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“The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;  The enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.” Matt. 13:38, 39 

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The Bible is very closely aligned with wheat and with harvesting. God has compared His people to wheat, and He has compared the end of the world to a great harvest.

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So it should be no surprise, that God is just now revealing Orion, not only as a Orion the Soldier, and as Orion the Archer , and as The Cross of Orion, but also Orion the Reaper.

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And it is a great privilege for Signs Of Heaven to reveal this constellation of Orion The Reaper.

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And the Reader should keep in mind that we are all doing less than we could, in our duty to harvest the world, including the editor of this article. And so the concepts discussed herein are for all of us to consider. We can all repent, and grow, and all do better.

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For Christ is our role-model, and we have a very high and holy calling to imitate Christ in all that we think, do, and say.

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FINDING ORION ‘THE REAPER’…

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This constellation is the 3rd member of the ‘Orion Constellation’ Phenomena. This particular version of Orion is easily seen (if you know what to look for). First you must locate Orion. And then try to find the stars which comprise his sickle. The two brightest stars of his sickle are at the blade. These two stars are Castor and Pollux. Castor and Pollux are known commonly as being in the Gemini Constellation.

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Of course, Orion is seen in the colder months, but can even be seen starting in late summer, in the eastern skies in the wee hours of morning. At first he is lying down. But gradually through the night and through the winter, he more and more stands upright. The sketches on this page are rough and do not show every star exactly. However they are close enough to be able to locate this 3rd office that Orion holds (Orion the: 1. Archer   2. Soldier  3. Reaper 4. Cross ).

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THIRD ‘HAT’ THAT ORION WEARS…

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Here is another part of the Orion Phenomena. We have  Orion the Soldier, The Cross of Orion, Orion the Archerand here is Orion the Reaper .

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CLOUD OF WITNESSES… Also take note of the cloud on Orion’s back-side. if you go out into the country on a dark, clear night, you can easily see the Milky Way running along Orion’s back side. This works very nicely with Orion the Reaper. Because the Milky Way  is a heavenly cloud containing a myriad of stars . Thus, the white cloud mentioned in Revelation 14:14, 15,  just might be referring to the Milky Way.

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“And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of Man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.” Revelation 14:14.

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But another verse about clouds likewise supports this conclusion…

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“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses…Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. ” Hebrews 12:1

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CONCLUSION…  the Milky Way, which is the cloud that the Orion the Reaper is sitting upon, symbolizes the myriad of stars which represents the myriad of those who serve god, throughout the heavens, as well as those whom the Lord seeks to save. This is a great and marvelous sign from heaven, and speaks of the infinite mercy of our Saviour which transcends knowledge and gives us a glimpse of things… “which are not lawful for a man to speak” 2 Corinthians 12:4

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TWO STARS ON ORION’S SHOULDERS…

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“And thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel: Six of their names on one stone, and the other six names of the rest on the other stone…And thou shalt put the two stones upon the shoulders of the ephod for stones of memorial unto the children of Israel: and Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD upon his two shoulders for a memorial.” Exodus 28:9-12 (condensed) 

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Notice that there is a star on each of Orion’s shoulders. This would seem to represent the onyx stones, one on each shoulder of the high priest in the Old Testament temple service. One stone represented 6 tribes, and the other stone represented the other 6 tribes. This would seem to represent God’s faithful followers throughout time. On Orion’s right shoulder is a red star. This would seem to represent those Christians who were martyred throughout the New Testament era.

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THE DRAGON’S “SWEET-TOOTH”

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If you look carefully, you will notice the Dragon’s lower front tooth is also red, somewhat matching the star, Betelgeuse, on Orion’s right shoulder. These two red stars both seem to symbolize the martyrs who have died by the hand of Satan (the Dragon). So to use a popular phrase, this lower red tooth of the Dragon seems to appear as his “sweet tooth” for the blood of the martyrs for Jesus.

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“BUT HIS HAND IS STRETCHED OUT STILL”

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“For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16

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PASSIONATE REAPER…

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Now during the winter and through the night Orion begins to stand upright, as seen in the sketch on the right. Notice the 3 stars just inside His sickle in the left sketch. Also notice that Orion is seen here looking like a baseball player diving backward in a desperate attempt to make a catch.  This Reaper is not complacent in his attempt to harvest these 3 stars. That should tell us something about our Savior. God is not just sitting up there in Heaven with His arms folded, as He sternly looks down upon us. No, Jesus still walks through the dusty highways and byways of this world, via His Spirit: comforting the sick, saving the lost, and freeing those who cry out to Him for deliverance from their bondage to sin and Satan, just as He did 2,000 years ago. 

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GOD LOOKS DOWN AT US IN LOVE

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“And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.” John 21:25 

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The above verse is nothing short of amazing! This world could not contain the books that should be written! God is truly the Good Shepherd! Listen again to Scripture“I am the Good Shepherd: the Good Shepherd gives his life for the sheep.” John 10:11.

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No, the Savior is active in this world in many ways we know nothing about. In this painting to the right, is an artist’s rendition of the view from the Cross. Do you suppose that Jesus saw any of these people in hatred? or in love and pity? Scripture says… “for God is love.” 1st John 4:8.

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Notice it doesn’t say here that God simply loves, but it says, “God  IS  love”. Oh yes, God hates sin, and the workers of iniquity. But it is a perfect hatred, far beyond what Mankind can understand.

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GOD WORKS IN MANY UNSEEN WAYS

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So then, just who in the world is God working with? Just who among this planet of rebels, are the angels of Heaven tenderly caring for on a daily basis? Just listen to this next scripture… “Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which You have done, and Your thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto You: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.” Psalms 40:5.

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We go about our daily lives not aware that God is working in the lives of so many. It would be well, to take notice when the people of the world seem to get help and aid in times of need, as if from unseen helpers. “Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.” Psalm 107:43 

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THE GOLDEN RULE

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“And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.” Luke 6:31 

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AS I HAVE DONE, SO DO YE ALSO… How would we want Christians to seek us out, if we were the lost ones. Wouldn’t we want them to seek us out…to pray fervently for us?  Sure we would! Then let’s go do the same! The Bible says that the world will know us by our love. Do they know you by your love? Do they know me by my love? OK. We’ve messed up. But it’s not too late. Let’s start today. Let’s get rid of our harsh and flippant words, and replace them with tender and sincere words in our agape desire for their lost souls.

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Let’s put away our toys, amusements, and worldly ambitions, and go to work for the Master. “…behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” John 4:35 

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HARVESTING IN HOME & NEIGHBORHOOD…

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THE GOLDEN RULE… As we the believers go out into all nations (and even in our own household and neighborhoods, and (most importantly) in our prayer-closets; as we cry to God on behalf of other souls), we need to pattern our lives after the divine Pattern, Jesus. Our prayers, our dedication, our…laying-it-all-on-the-altar attitude, should be filled with this same fervor we see illustrated in this constellation, Orion the Reaper.

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Just listen to Scripture… “If you fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, you shall love your neighbour as yourself, ye do well. But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.” James 2:8, 9

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If we were the lost ones, with how much zeal would we like God’s people to have, in reaching out to us? With how much fervor would we like others to be praying for us?  This is the essence of the Royal Law… “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you measure to others it shall be measured to you again.” Luke 6:38

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END OF THE WORLD HARVEST…

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WHEAT AND TARES (WEEDS)… There is coming a day when the world will come to an end. There will be a great harvest of all the people who ever lived. Jesus said…

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“The harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.  The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;  And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who has ears to hear, let him hear.”  Matthew 13:40-43

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Just as the chaff are burned at the end of the growing season, God compares this burning of chaff to destruction of the wicked at the end of the world.

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THE WISE SHALL SHINE AS THE STARS…

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TWO RESURRECTIONS … Of that day of harvest, the Bible says“And at that time shall Michael stand up… and there shall bhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpge a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation… and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.” Daniel 12:1-3

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Here is yet another passage from God’s Word that encourages His people to fix their attention of the Salvation of souls! 

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FIELDS WHITE FOR HARVEST…

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“He that gathers in summer is a wise son: but he that sleeps in harvest is a son that causes shame.” Proverbs 10:5.

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This verse seems to tell us that we must be watching for the souls of all, “as they which must give account”. Hebrews 13:17.

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We will have to give account for these things very soon! And this verse tells us that any time is a good time to be entering into the harvest as workers for the Kingdom… “behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” John 4:35

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People often shake their heads or roll their eyes every time they see a pair of evangelists from one of those cults going door to door. But on Judgment Day, some of those very “cultish” ones just might stand up and condemn those of us who sat on our ‘lees’, instead of doing what they did. 

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MY OWN HEART WHITE FOR HARVEST!

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“And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? …Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:3, 5

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Perhaps the greatest harvest we can engage in is the harvesting of God’s Word in our hearts. It is by hiding God’s Word in our hearts, that others may begin to see Christ in us. This is the evangelism in its truest form! There are those who travel over land and sea to win souls for Christ, and yet their own heart has never been evangelized!

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FIRST SOUL RIPE FOR HARVEST: ME!

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It just might be better to stay home and commit God’s precious promises to memory, and spend time pleading for God to remove my un-Christ-like harshness, than to travel to exotic places to hand out literature. “He that gathers in summer is a wise son: but he that sleeps in harvest is a son that causes shame.” Proverbs 10:5. This verse not only applies to gathering souls, but to gathering the Word of God in the heart! When Christ comes, He will judge us by how I used my talents to improve the spiritual condition of my own heart, rather than how many people I preached to.

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Just listen… “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.” Matthew  7:22, 23.

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To be so busy in some ministry or church duties, without personal purification time, is futile, at best. The main focus of any Christian should be the purification of his or her own heart.    

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“GO YE”…INTO ALL YOUR HEART & PREACH THE GOSPEL

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“And every man that hath this hope in Him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.” 1st John 3:3

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Shouldn’t we get out there and win souls for Christ? Yes, they do urge us to get busy. And yes we should. But maybe we should get busy in ways that we don’t usually think about. True, we certainly want to get the word out, “that people need to repent”. But have I repented yet? We can tell others about Jesus. But can others see Jesus in me? In you? Are we consistently honest in the smallest matters of life? Do we unfailingly treat others with love and compassion? Do we? Or do we see people as though they are “trees walking”? (read: Mark 8:23-25).

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In other words, do we really see the people all around us as souls in need of Salvation? Or do we shut up our brotherly love when we shut up our Bibles in the morning after study? Just like that old TV ad says… “Don’t leave home without it”, we should be so prayerful, that when we walk out our front door, we take our spirituality with us throughout our day! (read: 1st Thessalonians 5:17).

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Do I smile a heavenly smile as I tell another shopper about Jesus, but then angrily retaliate when a store clerk is rude? Do I obsess on politics, instead of meditating on God’s Word? Do I look with disgust on “those perverts over there”, instead of praying for their Salvation? 

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“THOU WHITED WALL!”

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“And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day. And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth. Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?” Acts 23:1-3 

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Paul, in the above passage was giving his Christian testimony before his accusers. He made the bold statement… “I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day”. 

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At this point the High Priest commanded him to be slapped on his mouth. And the result of that insulting slap, Paul reacted with proud anger. Paul quickly shouted“God shall smite thee, thou whited wall!”.

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This proved to be a mistake, since it was the High Priest whom Paul was rebuking. Then Paul quickly apologized for speaking thus to God’s High Priest. “Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of Thy people.” Acts 23:5.

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And as we read Paul’s letters and read of him in the book of Acts, we see Paul becoming more and more gracious through the years of his ministry.

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LOVE YOUR ENEMIES

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“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” Matthew 5:44 

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The above verse should be the motto of every Christian. And it should have been Paul’s as well! But Paul realized his mistake, because it was God’s High Priest he rebuked. This was one of the few times in which Scripture points out Paul’s sin. And Paul’s weakness was usually in the area of pride.

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But regardless of who it is who offends, the Christian should not react with anger, when persecuted. Paul made a great mistake by calling someone a “Whited Wall”, even if it was true. He should have simply turned the other cheek (see Matthew 5:39). 

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Jesus was the divine Example. When he was slapped, He remained silent… “He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not his mouth: He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He openeth not His mouth.” Isaiah 53:7   

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DAILY BEHAVIOR IS BEST WITNESS

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Many Christians desire to bring others into the fold, and yet it is easy to forget that one’s daily http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FEMA_-_33788_-_County_building_inspector_at_a_FEMA_supplied_mobile_home_in_California.jpgbehavior is the greatest witness either for Heaven or for Hell. And even the people of the world will be nice when things are going well. But for the most part, it is the Christian who will remain kind even when being mistreated. Well, at least that’s the way it’s supposed to be!

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IT’S BETTER TO SUFFER LOSS… We need to be 100% loving, gentle, and kind to all…yes even to our enemies. Remember what Scripture says… “A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.” Proverbs 18:19.

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The love of God is not something that you turn on then turn off, at will. It is a Spirit which is ever flowing. You just have it…for everyone. No matter how bad they are. It is a deep love for all humanity. It is a great understanding and sympathy for all. 

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HE WHICH SOWETH BOUNTIFULLY

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hoffman-ChristAndTheRichYoungRuler.jpg“But this I (Paul) say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.” 2nd Cor. 9:6

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There are many who are good savers. They are ever squirreling away money into the bank for their retirement or for “a rainy day”. But such should consider that there is no safer bank nor better investment, than to invest in the bank of Heaven. Listen to this… “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” Luke 6:38.

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MANY PRECIOUS PROMISES

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“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:” Matt. 6:19, 20 

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There are just too many promises regarding giving and receiving to mention here. But let it suffice to say that, there is no safer place to invest one’s money than to invest in Heaven. Many in the poorer countries of the world are starving to hear the Gospel. Many of us in this affluent society can easily give 20 or 30 percent or more of our income, if we would only live a self-sacrificing lifestyle; especially those of us who are without a spouse and children. But even if we do have a family, we could possibly give much more than we presently do.

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And just listen to this promise… “Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.” Ephesians 6:8. Quite a promise, wouldn’t you agree?

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Now God is too wise to give us riches, knowing how easily selfishness can set in, under such circumstances. But if we will make Heaven the place where we store our treasure, God “…shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19. Now that’s also quite a promise! God will supply all our need.

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WINNING SOULS OUR PASSION

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“For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans thehttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Angel_prayers.jpg same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?” Matthew 5:46, 47 

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It is inevitable that the world will be offended at Christians. But woe to us if we needlessly offend others. We should give absolutely no thought to our wounded pride…or to our financial loss…The only concern should be to win souls for Christ’s kingdom. (We must get on our spiritual knees and beg God’s forgiveness…because we all have offended in the past).

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EPIPHANY NEEDED

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We need to have an epiphany about our past bad behavior, just like old Ebenezerhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Last_of_the_Spirits-John_Leech,_1843.jpg Scrooge, in this picture to the right. Remember in that old story how Scrooge had a night of great horror over his past behavior. We too, have been selfish in so many ways…at so many times..thinking about our own feelings…thinking of our own loss, instead of considering just how precious are those lost souls.)

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“The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.” Jeremiah 8:20 Let none us allow this verse to apply to us, because of our neglect of duty.

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“If you forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;  If you say, Behold, we knew it not; does not He that ponders the heart consider it? and He that keeps thy soul, does not he know it? and shall not He render to every man according to his works?”  Proverbs 24:11, 12. This verse makes it clear that we have no excuse for our ignorance and prayerless-ness for others.

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A LIFE OF SERVICE

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgAnd so, once we really comprehend the totality of our devotion to Christ, which God requires of His sons and daughters, we can then begin to really enjoy our abundant fellowship with the Father and with His Son. And day-by-day, we will absorb God’s Word, by studying, by listening to audio Scripture, and by contemplating how that Word applies to our everyday life.

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And then, we can go out each with the assurance that we are a living epistle of Christ, known and read of all men!

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THE END

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NEXT ARTICLE: THE CROSS OF ORION

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This last optical illusion of Orion is perhaps the most powerful. The Cross of Calvary. The great symbol of self-sacrificing love for a world that doesn’t love back! And this concept corresponds very well to the 4th Horseman of the Apocalypse, found in Revelation, Chapter 6. It will only take about 15 minutes or so to read. So just click here to read… “The Cross of Orion”

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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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Marines at Prayer by Alex Raymond wikimedia public domain

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