The ‘Valley of Decision’ Constellation

By admin On September 28th, 2011

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“Multitudes, multitudes in the ‘Valley of Decision’…

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for the day of the Lord is near in the ‘Valley of Decision’.”

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“The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining… 

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“The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem…

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“And the heavens and the earth shall shake…

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“But the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

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Joel 3:14-16

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AT THE CROSSROADS OF LIFE…

 

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As we all know, life is made up of one decision after another. Some are of seemingly little consequence. Others are apparently more important.

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And then there are those times which require life-changing decisions.

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The Bible speaks of the Valley of Decision…“Multitudes, multitudes in the ‘Valley of Decision’…for the day of the Lord is near in the ‘Valley of Decision’.”  Joel 3:14.

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Of course, this valley is a spiritual concept and not a literal place.

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But God has inscribed this very truth in the heavens. It is called “The Valley of Decision” Constellation. It speaks of that valley that each person must walk through.

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LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION GROUP…

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“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” Micah 4:1, 2

 

Valley of Decision + O Destroying Mountain Constellation Group

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Look eastward in the early summer through fall. Find the Cassiopeia Constellation. Cassiopeia is the Mount of Blessing. In the sketch, it is the farthest mountain to the left. In the sky, it is the northern-most of these three mountains when facing eastward. It resembles a pyramid.

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Then find the second pyramid to its right (south).

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Then go a little further south to the next third pyramid. The third snow-cap is the Destroying Mountain Constellation.

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These three pyramids are the snow-capped portion of these three mountains in this sketch. (of course, you won’t see the snow-caps in the sky. They are just an embellishment in this sketch to present a concept-EDITOR).

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THE VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP.

Valley of Decision & O Destroying Mtn. Constellations

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They appear in mid-summer in the eastern skies in pre-dawn hours. These are made of Cassiopeia (mount on left), and various stars from the Andromeda Constellation (valley) Pegasus (Mount of Cursing (middle mount) & Destroying Mount (right)), and Pisces (Broad Way to Hell). The galaxy which appears to be climbing the Mountain of Blessing is the Andromeda Galaxy

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The above Wikipedia star-chart shows this amazing constellation group as it appears from June to fall, just prior to the winter constellation group. Actually, these Valley of Decision Constellations appear in early summer in the pre-dawn hours. (Editor of this website has sketched in this constellation group onto this above Wikipedia star-chart.) 

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VALLEY OF DECISION, PRIOR TO JUDGMENT DAY…

Valley of Decision Constellation (1st two mounts)

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“And His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.”  Zechariah 14:4, 5

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Now to be sure, the above passage is a very complicated one. But as one reads the description of this Valley of the Mountains, it seems to be speaking of this constellation, known as the Valley of Decision Constellation (sketch to right). This above passage almost seems to be speaking of this constellation group, instead of a literal mountain/valley.

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DUAL FULFILLMENT

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Now of course, there is a spiritual meaning to this above passage from Zechariah 14, which concerns our Salvation. But nevertheless, there seems to be a double fulfillment to this passage: a double fulfillment, which is discovered in the signs which God promised in Luke… 

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Listen… “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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THE FALL CONSTELLATIONS

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Just prior to the great battle drama appearing in the form of the Winter Constellations, a most fearful and foreboding constellation group (the Valley of Decision) begins to make its appearance in the eastern sky. But don’t wait too long to locate this constellation! Because once it crosses over to the western half of the night sky, it can no longer be seen. So these constellations can only readily be seen when they are in the east.

Valley of Decision Constellation (1st two mounts)

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The sketch here shows Cassiopeia Constellation, which is the snow-cap to the left in this sketch. The snow-cap to the right has no apparent official name. It is part of the Pegasus Constellation. 

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And just as this constellation group appears for only a short time, so it is with the Valley of Decision’ that comes to each person! This constellation is called the Valley of Decision Constellation. And this constellation group points to the real Valley of Decision, in which each and every human chooses just who will be his or her master.

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THE ZODIAC CONSTELLATION NAMES

It is not the purpose, nor the desire of www.theheavensdeclare.net to give any validity or recognition to the Zodiac or any pagan deities. But unfortunately, 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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THIS VALLEY IS IN ONE’S HEART…

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None need travel a long distance to get there. The Valley of Decision comes to us…in our heart. And now that we are at the time of the final conflict, this phenomenon called the Valley of Decision will come to each andhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:At_a_loss.svg&page=1 every human. Every person has a choice to make.

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Listen to Scripture… “[Jesus] was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” John 1:9. 

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Yes, every person has that light which lightens every person who comes into the world. And every person must make a decision: a decision about just whom they will serve!

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And when all have made up their minds who they will serve, then comes Armageddon. That battle of the great and terrible day…Judgment Day!

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But what does the Valley of Decision have to do with “The Day of the lord” & “Armageddon”?

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MATTHEW HENRY ON “THE VALLEY OF MEGIDDO”…

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Listen to Matthew Henry, that most notable Bible commentator concerning that great battle of Armageddon…

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“The field of battle—a place called Armageddon; that is, say some, the Mount of Megiddo, near to which, by a stream issuing thence, Barak overcame Sisera, and all the kings in alliance with him, Judges 5:19.

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And in the Valley of Megiddo, Josiah was slain. This place had been famous for two events of a very different nature, the former very happy for the church of God, the latter very unhappy; but it shall now be the field of the last battle in which the church shall be engaged, and she shall be victorious.

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This battle required time to prepare for it…”

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Matthew Henry Complete Commentary, Revelation Ch. 16

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Picture: MatthewHenry Wikipedia Public Domain

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ARMAGEDDON = “MOUNTAIN” & “VALLEY”…

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OK, so what does the Armageddon have to do with the Valley of Decision?  Notice that Henry refers to Armageddon as a Mount. Strong’s Concordance refers to Megiddo as coming from a Hebrew root (#1413) meaning, “to assemble by troop, to gather, to cut or split, to crowd (together)”.

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So literally the name Armageddon may be defined as Mountain-gathering, or Mount of split (valley?) of gathering.

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So this word Megiddo may possibly be interpreted as Valley of gathering. So Armageddon may possibly be defined as Mountain & Valley of Gathering. All this information may or may not even be of much importance. Certainly not worth a debate. 

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“THE STARS IN THEIR COURSES…”

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Well, listen to Judges, concerning Megiddo… “The kings came and fought… by the waters of Megiddo… They fought from heaven; THE STARS IN THEIR COURSES fought against Sisera.” Judges 5:19, 20.

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This passage makes a reference to Megiddo, but also to the, “stars in their courses”, fighting against Sisera. Could this be a somewhat veiled reference to this constellation group? Could the, “stars in their courses”, be referring to Signs of Heaven?

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So God is making reference to this story in connection to the, “stars in their courses”. Amazing? Yes!

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But ultimately the, “stars in their courses”, seems to be a reference to God’s people. God’s people are the ones who will defeat Sisera (Satan & his minions). Of course, Christ is the One who actually defeats Satan. But He does it through His Chosen and Elect. 

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“HAR-MEGIDDO” TRANSLATES “MOUNTAIN-VALLEY”

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There are many who believe that Armageddon translates Valley-Mountain. This constellation group certainly agrees with that.

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Listen to this passage from Joel…

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“Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe…Multitudes, multitudes in the VALLEY OF DECISION: for the day of the LORD is near in the VALLEY OF DECISION.”  Joel 3:13-14.

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This verse begins with… “Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe…” Just think of it! The Orion the Reaper Constellation comes up just after the Valley of Decision Constellation.

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This puts a tremendous exclamation mark on Joel’s announcement… Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe…Multitudes, multitudes in the VALLEY OF DECISION: for the day of the LORD is near in the VALLEY OF DECISION.”  Joel 3:13-14. 

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This line is found also in Revelation Chapter 14… “And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man… and in his hand a sharp sickle…And another angel came… crying with a loud voice…’Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe’.” Revelation 14:14-16.

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These two passages remind us of the Orion The Reaper Constellation. 

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(The above sketch of Orion the Reaper is best seen in winter, although it can be seen in the wee hours before dawn, in mid summer. It is the Orion Constellation. When rising above the eastern horizon, Orion appears to be laying down. But as winter progresses, He becomes more and more upright. Orion is mostly located in mid sky in the northern hemisphere. But in lower latitudes of the world, he appears in the north. ) 

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WINTER CONSTELLATIONS = ARMAGEDDON…

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OK, so the Valley of Decision Constellation is visible just prior to the appearing of the Winter Constellations. Of course this makes sense.

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Scripture states… ” the ‘Day of the LORD’ IS NEAR in the valley of decision…” Joel 3:14.

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So from this verse we begin to see that this Valley of Decision Constellation represents the Valley in which God will bring into the heart and mind of each and every human being; a spiritual valley, in which both God and the Devil will each lay out their respective arguments.

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Of course, God speaks to man through the conscience. And obviously the Devil certainly won’t announce himself. The Devil does much better when people don’t believe he even exists. And so all this will happen in the mind, as the human race goes about the daily duties of everyday life.

Winter Constellations

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And then when each human has listened to the arguments from both sides, they then will seal their own personal eternal destiny as they choose either Christ or choose the world to devote themselves to. And we must choose one or the other. No man can choose both Jesus and the world.

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Listen… “So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be My disciple. ” Luke 14:33. So this is the choice which each man, woman, and child must make.

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Then begins the battle of that great day of God Almighty. This battle (Armageddon) is represented by the Winter Constellations.

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And then will the people of this world take their respective sides. Those who have chosen to follow the lowly Jesus, will go forth on the side of their Heavenly Commander.

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But those who have chosen the things of the world will fight along the side of evil angels in the army of their lord…Lucifer… “the god of this world” 2nd Corinthians 4:4. Then the evil forces of this world will fight against the people of God. This is the spiritual battle of which Revelation has given the title, Armageddon.

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WORD OF CAUTION:

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There are many who fall into the Devil’s trap unknowingly. That is, they think that all they need do is to keep believing in Jesus, and keep going to church and keep paying their tithes and offerings. But there are many who keep doing such good works as these, but fall into a life of worldly pursuits.

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The Lord speaks of such in the following passage… “for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.” Ezekiel  33:31.

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And so there are many who sit in the church pews each week, but have lost the vital connection with the Lord, and become “Christians In Name Only”. 

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The Bible speaks of these as being Antichrists. “…and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world…They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.” 1st John 4:3, 5.

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They have moved unwittingly into the ranks of Satan, and now become tools in the hands of the Devil. Such only become a malignant cancer within the Church, because they now influence others in the Church to follow after their worldly ways.  They are now false prophets, preaching a religion mingled with the world with all its enticements, attainments, and aspirations. 

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For more on this subject, please read… “Fleeing to the Mountains, Part 3: The Abomination in My Heart”

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“CHOOSE…THIS DAY, WHO YOU WILL SERVE”

Joshua 24:15

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“From that time many of His disciples went back, and walked no more with Him.” John 6:66

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There is a big false teaching in Christendom these days. It is this: “Once you have decided to follow Jesus, you cannot ever change your mind.”

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But the above verse shows that, “many disciples of Jesus turned back and walked with Him no more.” 

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This is a difficult part of Bible truth. There has been ongoing debate about this issue for hundreds of years. It requires much study. But above all, Christians must never become presumptuous about our Salvation.

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“But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys… when the LORD thy God hath brought thee in unto the land… that thou shalt put the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal.” Deuteronomy 11:11, 29.

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From this and other passages, we begin to see what this constellation group is all about. One mountain is full of blessings…blessings that come from obedience. But the other mountain is full of curses…curses that result from disobedience and turning away from the true Gospel according to Godliness, “…the truth which is after godliness…” Titus 1:1

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 “…choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the… gods, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15.

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This verse seems to capture the essence of the Valley of Decision. “Choose you this day whom you will serve”. This is what this constellation is portraying: The place where each and every man, woman, and child will have to decide whom they shall serve. Even a songster of the world once wrote a song, titled, “Ya Gotta Serve Someone”. And it’s so true…we must serve either the Devil…or the Lord Jesus Christ. 

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SO WHERE ARE THE “MULTITUDES”?…

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“And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,” Isaiah 2:2, 3

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So where are the multitudes in this constellation? Well if you look at this sketch to the right, carefully, you will see an ENTIRE GALAXY making a slow trek up the steep slope toward the summit of one of the mountains. It is the mountain which is to the north in this sketch. This is the galaxy commonly called Andromeda. It is estimated to have possibly a trillion stars! Is a trillion stars a big enough multitude? Oh yes! Listen to God talking to Abraham…

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“And He (God) brought him (Abraham) forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and He said unto him, So shall thy seed be.” Genesis 15:5 

Valley of Decision Constellation (1st two mounts)

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But this mountain in which this multitude of stars is climbing represents a very awesome and wonderful Bible concept. This mountain in Scripture is known as Mount Zion. And it is also known as the Mount of Blessing. It represents that spiritual mountain which Believers must climb, in order to reach the City of God. 

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Listen to Scripture… “But ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem…To the…church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven…” Hebrews 12:22, 23.

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Well it sure seems that this verse is correct when it says the words… “which are written in heaven”! Because this galaxy in this constellation group is a wonderful picture of the Church as it makes its trek to the summit of this starry mountain; a picture of God’s Church…His faithful people…written in the heavens. These are the Signs of Heaven, promised long ago to be revealed before that “great and terrible Day of the Lord”

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“And I will show WONDERS IN THE HEAVENS and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.” Joel

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(Joel 2:30, 31 Drawing of Abraham counting stars wikipedia public domain. Click here for full size.  Andromeda Galaxy by Adam & Wikipedia share-alike license)

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SECOND MOUNTAIN…CHOICE “B”…

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“They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Isaiah 11:9 

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Now there are two mountains in this constellation group. One mountain is symbolic of Zion, but also of the Mount of Blessing. So what is the second mountain?

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It is the mount of cursing…the law.

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Scripture refers to the law as the, “ministration of death and condemnation” 2nd Corinthians 3:7, 9. The law is that which shows the exceeding sinfulness of sin. 

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Listen to Romans… “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified…for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” Romans 3:20.  This reminds us of those two mountains: Gerzim and Ebal…the Mount of Blessing and the Mount of Cursing.

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MOUNT OF CURSING: AN IMPOSSIBLE CLIMB…

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“Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no [such] commandment: Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.” Acts 15:24, 10, 11 

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Notice that the Mount of Blessing begins rather steep…but then begins to become less steep as you ascend.

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But the Mount of Cursing begins a rather gentle slope but gets impossibly steep the higher you ascend.

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This is exactly like the law. At first it looks like just ten little rules to follow. But just try to keep those ten little rules!

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For instance, just try to keep the first commandment. At first it seems simple. But before long, one begins to realize that  his or her life is literally teeming with idols: perhaps a car, or a TV show, or a certain foods, or money, or shopping, recreation, career, sports, or… whatever! We all have idols that we don’t even realize are idols! These are what Scripture calls “Mammon”. And this law against idolatry, is just the first commandment!

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 YE ARE FALLEN FROM GRACE…

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“Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.”  Galatians 5:3, 4 

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There are two oblong-shaped galaxies in this sketch, which appear to be falling down, down, down, to the Dragon Constellation. These seem to represent all those multitudes that attempt to gain Salvation by law-keeping and good works.

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Of course, most have been educated to claim Salvation by grace. Nevertheless there are many who try to get by only trying to be good…while still clinging to the world and its pleasures and pursuits.

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Such will ultimately become slaves of the Dragon (Satan) , and slaves to “self”.

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THE THIRD MOUNTAIN…CHOICE ‘C’…

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“Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the LORD, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain.” Jeremiah 51:25   

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In Jeremiah 51:25, we find Babylon referred to as the Destroying Mountain. It is the name of this counterfeit mountain. It is Satan’s kingdom, made up of all Satan’s followers, both humans and evil angels. Satan’s kingdom also includes this fallen world, with all its governments and ideologies. It is that great city…Mystery Babylon! The world! Satan’s prison-house of sin and selfishness!

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Now that this basic concept of the first two mountains has been presented, it is time to take note of this third mountain; a counterfeit mountain.

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Oh yes, such a simple choice is just far too easy for the Dragon (Satan) to accept. No, Satan’s main deception in this world is to create counterfeit “look-alike” alternatives; attractive choices. Satan really knows how to complicate and confuse the simplicity of the Gospel.

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Hence the name, Babylon, which means City of Confusion (Isaiah 24:10). A perfect and fitting name for Satan’s kingdom!

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THE END

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PART 2, BABYLON, O DESTROYING MOUNTAIN

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To continue this section on the 3rd mountain Constellation, just click here… “Mystery Babylon…The Destroying Mountain”.

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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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