Woman of Revelation 12 (“The Woman on the Altar”)

By admin On December 2nd, 2010

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THE WOMAN ON THE ALTAR CONSTELLATION

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“Let my prayer 

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before Thee as incense;

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and the lifting up

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as the evening sacrifice.”

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Psalm 142:2

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“WOMAN ON THE  ALTAR” CONSTELLATION… 

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To put it concisely, the Old Testament was the Gospel of Jesus, written in types and shadows.

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Now, speaking of types and shadows, the sanctuary service, used by the children of Israel, should be mentioned. It was an integral part of God’s Salvation plan. But this sanctuary service was not merely for the purpose of meaningless rituals, but was a picture of spiritual concepts. It was filled with types and shadows, pointing forward to the long-promised Messiah to come.

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Now in that sanctuary service was the altar. But even before the sanctuary service, the altar was used by God’s people. From the days of Adam, the worshippers of God used altars as an important part of worship, which altars were a type and shadow, pointing to Christ. From the crude altar of Kane and Abel, to the family of Noah (as Noah and his family gave thanks for God’s providence during the Great Flood), altars were used, prior to the sanctuary service. Our great God has been pleased to accept the consecrated sacrifices of His people, upon these altars.

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Now in the sanctuary service, two types of altars were used: one for sacrifices, and one for incense.

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CHRIST, THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

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For centuries, the Jews obeyed the commandment of God to perform the ritual of the temple service, offering animal sacrifices, not realizing just why God desired animals to be slain, as an atonement for sin. Day after day, year after year, the temple priests performed these daily and yearly sacrifices. The common people among the Jews brought their lambs and goats, etc., to make payment for their own sins.

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But in the fullness of time, God sent His Son to this sin-laden planet, to become the ultimate sacrifice for sin. God called His Son, Jesus, the “Lamb of God”. Not by the blood of bulls and goats, but by the precious blood of Jesus, was the true payment for sin accomplished.

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God has written these concepts in the heavens. And God foretold that there would be signs in the Sun, Moon, and Stars (see Luke 21:25). But though the Bible hinted, in various places, that these signs would tell the Gospel story, we just didn’t realize that God had arranged the constellations in such a way, that an elaborate pictorial scenario of the Gospel, a heavenly parable, was carefully inscribed in the night sky.

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Signs Of Heaven Website is dedicated to presenting this heavenly love story, which God is now revealing.

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But first, let’s introduce this Revelation 12 Woman Constellation, and see how she fits into all this…

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Above constellation: The Cross of Orion. Appears first in October, when Orion stands upright in the pre-dawn hours. Appears to stand upright a little earlier each night. Moves from East to West, as do all constellations.

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FLEEING WOMAN OF REVELATION 12

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WOMAN ROTATES THROUGH THE SEASONS…

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This Revelation 12 Woman Constellation, as seen in these two star-charts, is made of the Ursa Major Constellation. However, the ancient pagan cultures did not see this constellation as God intended it to be seen. They only saw it as a bear. But it is actually a headless woman in childbirth.  This is seen in springtime. It is seen in the northern skies.

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But as the seasons progress, this travailing woman flips upside down, then appearing as a woman with upraised arms like eagle wings who is running (eventually flying, as shown in sketch on right) into the wilderness (westward). The single star representing her birth-child (Christ) now becomes her head (“Christ is the head of the church.” Ephesians 5:23

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The 7 Stars (The Big Dipper) is easy to see with its very bright 7 stars, and comprises her torso and one of her limbs. But the entire Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major ) must be seen on a darker starry night, somewhat away from many city lights.

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SPREADING GOSPEL SEED

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This Revelation 12 Woman appears to be fleeing, as written… “And the woman fled into the wilderness….And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.” Revelation 12:14.

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OK, so this woman (who represents God’s people) is fleeing from the serpent (Satan). But upon closer examination, it appears that she is casting Gospel seed from her left foot and from her left hand.

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LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION…

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This “Golden Altar” Constellation is only seen in winter through spring, in mid-sky.  It is to the south of the “Fleeing Woman Constellation” (AKA Ursa Major  or The Big Dipper).

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The “Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12” Constellation is in the northeastern sky in this sketch. You would be facing east and looking very high up almost to mid-sky to see this constellation group this way. The altar is farther south but still in the eastern sky. This altar itself is commonly known as Leo Major“, with the smoke rising beingLeo Minor“.

 

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A little farther down this page is the sketch of this same constellation in the latter part of winter, when you look at them facing westward. You will notice that what looked like Gospel seed being cast from her left hand and left foot (see “Woman of Revelation 12-The Fleeing Woman” article for explanation of casting “Gospel Seed”) now appears like smoke or incense rising from the altar. It is not clear why the altar is sideways in back of the Woman. It would make more sense if it were directly under the Woman. However, the Lord must have some spiritual truth to convey concerning this odd positioning of the Altar. The 7 Stars (Big Dipper) is easy to see with its very bright 7 stars. But the Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) must be seen on a dark starry night, away from city lights.

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THE ZODIAC CONSTELLATION NAMES

It is not the purpose of www.theheavensdeclare.net to give any validity to the Zodiac or any pagan deities. But the common names of many constellations (such as Scorpio or Sagittarius, etc.), must be given, solely for the purpose of locating them on star-charts.

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WOMAN RISING NORTH MAKES BIBLE SENSE

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“For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.” Psalm 75 :6, 7 

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One reason why this woman appears to be coming out sideways instead of appearing that she is rising, could be this: This Altar is in the south. The Woman appears to be rising northward. So in a sense she is rising…heavenward, represented by her northward position from the Altar in the south.

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So right here we have a biblical concept of incense rising to God (northward) to Heaven as a sweet-smelling savor. And the above verse… “promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south”, puts a confirmation on God being Northward. Notice that every direction is mentioned  in this verse, except north. So in essence, that while promotion comes not from the east, west or south, it must be implying that promotion does come from the north, where God is, up in Heaven. So then this woman is rising northward…to God, who promoted her to her exalted position, as she rises from this Golden Altar.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The stars on these sketches are not perfectly accurate. But they are hopefully close enough for you to locate these constellations.

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This constellation group presents the biblical concept of laying one’s life on the altar… of “self-sacrificing service” to God.

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“PRESENT YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE”

Romans 12:1 …

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There really needs to be little explanation of this constellation group.  So here are some verses which seem to magnify this concept of offering yourself (and your finances) to God…

OUR CHRISTIAN SELF-SACRIFICE…“When the lamb opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slaughtered because of the word of God and the testimony they had given.” Revelation 6:9

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Braet_von_%C3%9Cberfeldt_woman_with_bible_1866.jpgOUR CHRISTIAN PRAYERS… “Another angel came with a gold censer and stood at the altar. He was given a large quantity of incense to offer on the gold altar before the throne, along with the prayers of all the saints.” Rev 8:3 

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OUR CHRISTIAN SACRIFICE…  “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” Romans 12:1. This seems to be the key verse in the Bible concerning this constellation group.

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OUR CHRISTIAN CHARITY…   “Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. Yea, and if I be OFFERED UPON THE SACRIFICE AND SERVICE of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.” Philippians 2:16,17

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WHAT DO THESE VERSES MEAN?…

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It is seen  from these four passages above, that the temple altar was pointing to a New Testament spiritual fulfillment. The Old Testament altars were for incense, pointing to the New Testament, ‘prayers of the saints mingled with Christ’s atonement’. Likewise, it is seen that the animal sacrifices on the Old Testament altar were actually pointing to Christ, the Sacrificial Lamb of God.

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This heavenly picture of the Woman rising up from the altar, presents an incredible portrait of how God’s people are, like Paul, being offered on the altar of “sacrifice and service”. As 1st Peter 2:9 says, we New Testament Believers are to be a, “Royal Priesthood”. One evidence that we are in watchful communion with God is when we are to, “pray without ceasing”. As we go about our daily duties, we are to be, “instant in prayer”, for ourselves and for those in need around us. 

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So also, the closer we come to Christ, the greater will be our desire to give of ourselves and of our means for the ambassadorship and proclamation of the Gospel. This degree of service requires us to live a life of faith and self-denying submission to Christ. This kind of self-sacrificial service can only be found when we maintain a constant watchfulness, “looking unto Jesus”.

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Above sketch is the Woman Upon the Altar, along with the Flower of Heaven Constellation. This group can best be seen in latter winter when they are in the west.

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WE ARE THE SONS OF LEVI…

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“And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD. And thou shalt put it on a blue lace, that it may be upon the mitre; upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be. And it shall be upon Aaron’s forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.” Exodus 28:36-38

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The altar of incense was in the holy place of the tabernacle. This tabernacle was only for priest to enter. The garments of the priest included what the above verse describes as an engraving of gold with the words, “HOLINESS TO THE LORD”. This was placed on the mitre of the priest on the priest’s forehead. The obvious inference here is that the forehead is where the human mind is. And in the human mind is where holiness is to exist. 

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PICTURE OF THE CHURCH?

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Of course the implications here presented are tremendously important. And this Woman

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Over the Altar Constellation reminds us of this great commission which God has given to His people. Listen to the New Testament… “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.” 1st Peter 2:5. If this Woman symbolizes the Church, then this is a picture of the Church rising from the golden altar. But we have abundant admonitions from both the Old and New Testaments that God has chosen us to be a Royal Priesthood.

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Such knowledge as this should really have a sobering effect upon every child of God. The office of priesthood was such an exalted position in the days of the temple service. Priests were to be holy in all manner of behavior. The word holy is a sobering word, just in itself. First it implies a total devotion to God. Second it implies a reverence in both word and behavior… “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” 1st Peter 1:15, 16.

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PRIESTHOOD A LIFE OR DEATH MATTER

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“Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.” Psalm 2:10-12 

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One of the greatest duties of the priest, was to offer prayers… “For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins…And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.” Hebrews 5:1, 3.  A priest was required to make a full consecration to God, prior to entering into God’s temple. This was a most solemn and serious matter. It was actually a life or death situation. The priest would enter into the temple trembling. He knew that God was a very holy Being. He knew that any careless, flippant attitude was totally unacceptable to a fiery, and majestic God, and could cost him his life…

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CONSECRATION A MUST!

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Only those priests with whom God was pleased could enter into the Most Holy Place…and come out alive. Legend has it that the high Priest would actually have a rope attached to his ankle, so that when he made his once a year entrance into the Holiest, he could be pulled out without anyone else entering. In other words, if God was not pleased, that High Priest could possibly be struck dead! And while God does not now literally kill for that reason, yet He did this to impress upon His people the awesome responsibility of the priesthood, in presenting to God’s people, the high and holy calling we have when we take God’s name upon our lips. Just listen to this New Testament exhortation concerning the terribleness and majesty of a fiery God…

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“But ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem…See that ye refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaks from heaven… but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven…whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear…For our God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:22, 25-29 condensed.

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While we are to come boldly to the throne of grace (Hebrews 4:16), we are by no means, to come presumptuously. As we, by faith, enter into the heavenly sanctuary, we are to come with all the consecration of any Old Testament priest. Our words, our demeanor should be Christ-like in every respect. Our prayers for our own self, and for others should be heartfelt. We are to imitate Christ.

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‘BOLDLY’ DOES NOT MEAN ‘PRESUMPTUOUSLY’

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“Who can understand his errors? cleanse Thou me from secret faults. Keep back Thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.” Psalm 19:12, 13 

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Oh yes, we must come boldly to the throne of grace, just as Esther came boldly into the throne room of the king. But let none of us come presumptuously. It would be wise to read the story of the “Publican and Pharisee” .The Pharisee came into the temple thinking he was righteous. The Publican, however, came crawling on his knees, begging for the mercy of God, ashamed to even look upward. When we come to God in prayer, let’s come boldly as did Esther. She was ready to die. And though she came boldly, she did not come presumptuously. She and the Jews all fasted for three days. She also put on her royal garments (that would be as our clean white garments of Salvation). And even though we come to God as did Esther, we still need to come as did that Publican. Not thinking we have any righteousness, like that Pharisee. But we are to come humbly, as was that Publican. So many of these Bible stories fit wonderfully together. And the more we know of these Bible stories, the greater will be our understanding of God’s holiness, and of our great commission to seek after the same Christ-like holiness.

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FLEE FROM JUDGING OTHERS

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But never, never should we think critically of others, as did the Pharisee in this parable. Scorning others is a clear sign that our lives are not right with God.

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We should flee from any circumstance which causes us to judge others. All such judging and scorning is a great sin, and should be avoided at any cost. And think about it. If we are praying for others, then we will ultimately be hoping the best for them, instead of judging and scorning them. Oh yes, we might see someone doing something wrong.

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But we are not to judge the motives of the heart of another.

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YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN…

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Now, of course, coming boldly to God’s throne of grace has to be done by faith. There is no actual temple we can enter. This can be accomplished while walking, while working, as we lie down, or rise up. Such a life is a joyful life. The Holy Spirit makes it thus… “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20. This is the crucified life. A miraculous transformation, which God performs in us. We grow into this life. It doesn’t always instantly happen, once we are baptized. But if it does for some in these last moments, well, that’s wonderful! 

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But this is a secret life. Nobody else can understand unless they too are part of this royal priesthood. And God has His ways to keep us from getting proud over our exalted position… “And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.” 2nd Corinthians 12:7. Paul (in picture to right) had some sort of assault by Satan, which took away any pride that he might have otherwise been filled with. 

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ARE YOU READY TO BE A PRIEST?…

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“And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”  Revelation 1:6 

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And so the invitation goes out to anyone who is willing to renounce this ungodly world, and become a part of this holy nation and royal priesthood. Is anyone willing to become Christ-like? When Jesus bids us, “Come follow Me”, He is not only wanting us to learn of Him, but also to follow Him into the Most Holy Place…by faith. Are any of us willing to be a priest for Jesus? Is anyone willing to leave behind this careless, sacrilegious, joking, flippant world, and enter in to the solemn office of priesthood? With Jesus?

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A PORTABLE TABERNACLE

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Oh yes, we can carry on the duties of priesthood, even at work, or at home, or at recreation with our families. No matter where we are, we can silently pray, meditate on God’s Word, and proclaim Jesus to the world, by our Christ-like example.

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AM I A CONSECRATED PRIEST?

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Am I fully consecrated to be a priest in God’s Most Holy Place? Am I ready to cry day and night in behalf of God’s people, who are still captives in spiritual Babylon? Am I striving to cleanse myself from every trace of defilement, so that I might stand before a holy God? Not to forget Paul’s exhortation… “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” 2nd Corinthians 7:1.

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OUR HIGH AND HOLY CALLING

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And what about Peter’s exhortation to holiness… “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?…Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.” 2nd Peter 3:11, 12, 14.

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Is there anything in this verse that suggests that God will accept anything less than complete holiness from His royal priesthood…us? When we choose to follow Jesus, we begin to more and more understand the high and holy calling we have from God. Just read Peter’s Epistles. Just read John’s Epistles. These once were just ignorant fishermen. But through purification of soul, they became priests for God. God has not given the apostles for us to adore on a pedestal. They are role models for what God expects us to become.

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For more on our role as priests, go to “Ark of the Covenant Constellation, Pt. 2: How To Enter The Most Holy Place”

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“GO OUT INTO THE HIGHWAYS AND HEDGES”…

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So in these last days, God will go to the highways and hedges to call anyone willing to come into His wedding supper. Only those who are just too busy in the world will miss out on this wonderful supper… “And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper (those who were too busy in the world).” Luke 14:23, 24

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Those of us who have been deceived by the world in the past, must now return to God with all our heart, begging as that Publican did (Luke 8:10), for God to remove our worldliness, that we might become an acceptable offering to God, without the pollutions of the world, mingled into our hearts… “Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD our God.” Jeremiah 3:22 

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THE FLOWER OF HEAVEN CONSTELLATION

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Now this next article is a continuation of the article you have just read. This constellation is clinging to the Altar Constellation. It almost appears as a vine, as it projects out from the Altar/Ark Constellation .

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It seems to be the perfect ending to this heavenly parable, known as the Signs Of Heaven, since this story began with a flower, which bowed down and withered: The Flower of the Field Constellation.

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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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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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