What Is The Meaning of the Two Turtledoves Constellation?

By admin On February 14th, 2011

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“But they that escape of them shall escape,

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and shall be on the mountains

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like doves of the valleys,

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all of them mourning,

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every one for his iniquity.”

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Ezekiel 7:16

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LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION

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THE TWO TURTLEDOVES CONSTELLATION… This constellation appears in early spring in the south. It moves from east to west during the night and slowly moves to the western horizon by fall. It is commonly known as Sagittarius. (The three stars at the top of the 2nd Turtledove are not shown in some Sagittarius Star-charts, but are in others.)

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Sagittarius Constellation star-chart from a wikipedia. Editor of this site has sketched in the Turtledoves. Star-chart is under Share-alike license

 

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GOD’S LAST CALL

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So these Two Turtledoves are a sign of witnessing to a lost and dying world. And it may just be that these Two Turtledoves are a sign of God’s last message to the world!

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Yes, the Bible says… 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; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” Luke 21:25-27.

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And so, if these signs are a fulfillment of Luke’s prophecy, then these Two Turtle-Doves are a symbol of God’s last message of mercy to this world!

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ABOVE PICTURE: summer constellations with Two Turtledoves

 

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TURTLEDOVES SYMBOLIZE BIRTH OF JESUS

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“And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they (Joseph and Mary) brought Him (Jesus) to Jerusalem, to present Him to the Lord…And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.” Luke 2:22, 24

 

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This above passage makes this constellation group a symbol that Christ has come into the world. The sacrifice of two turtledoves was required for the birth of Jesus. 

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TWO DOVES SYMBOLIZE WITNESSING

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“And He called unto Him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;”  Mark 6:7 

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This above verse from the Gospel of Mark presents this idea of the number “two” symbolizing witnessing (see “Mercury & The Image Of The Beast). The painting below shows Jesus sending out His Disciples, two-by-two, to proclaim the Gospel to anyone willing to listen.

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And capitalizing on the number “two”, God has created this Two Turtledoves Constellation, symbolizing God’s people, who are freed from death, so that they can carry the message of God’s love to fallen humanity (fallen humanity symbolized by the Flower of the Field Constellation. See sketch below).

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Since the number “two” is the number of “witness” in Scripture, then this constellation speaks of the “witness” of these “Two Turtledoves”. And speaking of sending messages, this “Two Turtledoves” Constellation is definitely sending us a very vital message from God! “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

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ABOVE PICTURE: Brooklyn Museum: Jesus Sent them out Two by Two (Il les envoya deux à deux)

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LIVING EPISTLES

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And so it is with this entire “Summer Constellation” Group. As the Disciples followed Jesus, they preached the Good News in every city. And it seems that God has given us this constellation group to remind us to do the same: preach the Gospel to a world covered in “gross darkness”. (see Isaiah 60:1, 2). And we in this affluent society, can financially support various faithful Gospel ministries, here, and abroad. Yes, for us living here, these are prosperous times. But for those in third-world nations, these are the years of famine and want. To a great degree, they have yet to hear about Jesus. And by our finances, that Gospel message can still be preached. 

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FLOWER  OF THE FIELD AND TWO TURTLEDOVES CONSTELLATIONS: These two constellations in the above sketch are the Two Turtledoves Constellation and the Flower of the Field Constellation. They appear in the southern skies, moving from east to west. They are best seen from spring through fall. This sketch is how they appear in the spring in the northern latitudes. In the southern latitudes they are more tilted. As they move through the night sky, the flower appears to bend down.

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KNOWN & READ OF ALL…

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But even though the Gospel has been heavily preached right here in our land, there is much we can do right in our own home, neighborhood and town. Yes, even though our fellow town’s people have heard about Jesus, they nevertheless need to SEE Jesus. 

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What this society needs now, is for us to purify our hearts that we will be more and more a “living epistle, known and read of all Mankind” (2nd Corinthians 3:2).

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And so, by thus-doing, our transformed lives will be a living testimony that proclaims to all, that of a truth, Christ is in us. And in this society, which often hears about Jesus, but seldom sees Jesus, we will become “living epistles, known and read of all”.

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FLOWER OF THE FIELD CONSTELLATION

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“The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field…The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.” Isaiah 40:6, 8

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Let’s explore this companion constellation for a moment. This is the Flower of the Field Constellation (see this star-chart here on left). And this constellation is right next to these Two Turtledoves (sketch above right). And so, let’s see why God has placed it right next to these Turtledoves.

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This above passage from Isaiah, presents a very poetic concept of a very sad truth: that Mankind, and all its glory is like the flower of the field. And as it states, Man’s beauty and glory is like that little wild-flower, growing in a field of grass. Oh yes, Mankind does well for a little while. The beauty and strength of youth; the glory of a young and strong and prosperous society. All these things are like that little wild-flower in that field of grass. For a little while, they are bright and beautiful. But when the hot summer sun begins to bear down on them, they begin to wither and finally die.

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This is the vanity of life. This is even the vanity of nations! This is the result of our rebellion against Heaven, and our warfare against the God of Heaven.

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And this is the recompense of wanting to do things our way, instead of doing it God’s way.

 

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Star-chart by Wikipedia (sketched flower by webhost)

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TIME IS LIKE A SPEEDING TRAIN

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They say that time is like a speeding train! And before we know it, we reach the station! 

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Remember when we were young and brash. We mocked old people. We laughed at their odd looks and quirky ticks and mannerisms. We just didn’t realize how fast time passes. We just didn’t know that time never sleeps, till it “reaches the station”, so to speak. Young and foolish, we just didn’t understand how soon it would be until we were old and funny, now the ones being mocked by the next generation of the young. And God has placed the Flower of the Field Constellation (AKA Scorpio) to remind us of these things.

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TURTLEDOVES WITNESS TO FLOWER

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“O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!” Isaiah 40:9

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This above verse is a continuation of the previous passage (“All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field…The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”) Isaiah 40:6, 8.

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This passage now takes on a very special meaning. This passage tells us, not only of the vanity of Mankind, which is like, “the flower of the field”, but also that God wants His people to proclaim the Good Tidings to those who sit in darkness: both within the Church, and out there in society!

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Listen again, very carefully, as we quote this entire passage… “All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field…The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the Word of our God shall stand for ever. O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, THAT BRINGS GOOD TIDINGS, LIFT UP THY VOICE WITH STRENGTH; LIFT IT UP, BE NOT AFRAID; SAY UNTO THE CITIES OF JUDAH, ‘BEHOLD YOUR GOD!'” Isaiah 40:6, 8, 9 (verse 7 left out for brevity)

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IT’S A FLOWER-OF-THE-FIELD WORLD!

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And it’s no accident that God has placed these two constellations together (“Flower” and “Turtledoves”) in the night-sky! They were placed in this position to remind us that we are to proclaim the Glad Tidings of Jesus to this sad, sad, world.

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And even though there are many who will not listen, there are many others, both old and young alike, who have come to realize the vanity (i.e., meaninglessness) and hopelessness of this flower-of-the-field-world we live in.

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Listen… “Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. What profit hath a man of all his labour which he takes under the sun? One generation passes away, and another generation comes: but the earth abides for ever.” Ecclesiastes 1:2-4

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As this above passage reveals, this life is meaningless, because everyone finally dies, and all is forgotten!

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CHRISTIAN VICTORY

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“The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle(dove) is heard in our land.”  Songs 2:12

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This above verse confirms this same this constellation group, but also confirms the idea of proclaiming the Gospel. In other words, the above verse from Song of Solomon has to do with God’s people at the time of victory, symbolized by spring.

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But there seems to be another prophetic meaning to this verse. It speaks of the time of the end. It speaks of the hour just before us, when God’s people finally prepared ourselves to properly proclaim the Glad Tidings to the world.

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TWO TURTLEDOVES IS ALSO THE ARK CONSTELLATION

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This is the constellation commonly known as the  Sagittarius Constellation  or the Teapot. But if you look at it in the southern sky in springtime or summertime, you can easily see it as two twin birds flying westward.

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This Two Turtledoves Constellation (left) is the same as, The Ark Constellation (right). This is an optical illusion. It can be seen in southern  sky in early spring through fall, travelling from east to west throughout the night.

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THE ANCIENT PAGAN CULTURES

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 It’s a mystery why the ancients saw it as a centaur (man/horse). Maybe someone knows. If you look at the traditional pictures of a centaur, it doesn’t look like a centaur in the slightest respect! It looks like two twin birds flying towards the west. Oh yes, you could say it looks like this teapot. But a centaur…well…not really.

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Photos courtesy Wikipedia. Public domain.

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DOVES A SYMBOL OF EARTHLY POVERTY

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“And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass, which he hath committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, unto the LORD; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering.” Leviticus 5:7

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The above passage really makes a concise statement, concerning this Two Turtledoves Constellation. Because in Scripture, they symbolized earthly poverty, yet spiritual richness.
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The fact is, those who were too poor to offer a lamb, had the option to offer two turtledoves in stead.

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Listen to the Psalmist plead with God for deliverance… “O deliver not the soul of thy turtle-dove unto the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever.” Psalm 74:19. The Psalmist is referring to himself as a turtledove, but also as a poor person in the eyes of the world.

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This situation seems to have applied to Joseph and Mary at the time of Jesus’ birth.

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Listen… “They (Joseph & Mary) brought him to Jerusalem, to present Him (Jesus) to the Lord…And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves…” Luke 2:22, 24.

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Obviously, by this very revealing passage, Mary and Joseph were too poor to offer a lamb. So they offered two turtledoves in stead.

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CHOOSE ONE WORLD, NOT BOTH!

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Only a True-Worshiper can understand what it means to be rich in Christ. Those who have left all to follow Jesus, have embarked on a pilgrimage which leads to eternal life and true riches. And having eternal life is worth more than all the riches this sin-darkened world could ever offer!

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On the other hand, the Devil will offer us a religion which offers both Heaven AND this World too! All such religion is worthless! (see picture to the right)

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Jesus says to each and every one of us… “Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in Heaven: and come and follow Me.” Matthew 19:21.

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No, God may not be calling us to literally give away everything we have. But when we begin that upward heavenly journey, the things of this world begin to lose their luster and value, just like that old song…

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Listen… “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of this world will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.”

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This old little song really says it all! When we look full into the face of Jesus, the things of the world lose their hold on us! The things of the world just don’t mean so much anymore!

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A SYMBOL OF SPIRITUAL CLEANSING

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Turtledoves had another spiritual significance in Scripture. The two birds were also used in the purifying ceremony of lepers.

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Listen to Leviticus again… “Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two birds alive and clean, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop…”  Leviticus 14:4.

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Of course, these Old Testament cleansing rituals were a picture of SPIRITUAL cleansing. Before we become saved, we are filled with the leprosy of sin!

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Listen to David as he pleads for forgiveness in Psalms… ”Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.” Psalms 51:7.

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So by comparing spiritual things with spiritual, these Old Testament Laws begin to take on New Testament fulfillment, as they apply to us in a heavenly way. And so we begin to see why this constellation of Two Turtledoves is a double-entendre of the Ark of the Covenant Constellation: it speaks of the forgiveness of the soul and also, it speaks of the cleansing of the heart. (see picture left: ark is the box-like constellation to the far left)

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THE OLD MAN AND THE NEW MAN

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“This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing…Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two birds alive…And the priest shall command that one of the birds be killed…As for the living bird, he shall take it, and the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed…. let the living bird loose into the open field.” Leviticus 14:2, 4-7 (condensed for brevity)

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OK, so in the last little section above, it was discussed that turtle-doves were offered for the cleansing of leprosy. Well, for sin offerings they were both killed. But as this above passage points out, in “leprosy cleansing ceremonies”, there was one bird killed, and one let loose. This is most definitely an allusion to the concept of the cleansing which we receive, when we are washed in the life-giving blood of Jesus.

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Listen… “Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.” Romans 6:6.

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So the Two Turtledoves symbolize the Believer’s “old man” being crucified together with Christ. This probably was a picture of the Lord Jesus who was sacrificed in our stead. The one bird was sacrificed, while the other bird which was let loose, represented us, who were set free from sin.

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Listen once again… “And he shall kill the one of the birds…the living bird, and dip…in the blood of the slain bird…But he shall let go the living bird out of the city into the open fields, and make an atonement for the house: and it shall be clean.” Leviticus 14:50-53 [condensed].

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So this passage makes very plain that one bird represents us, while the other represents the Lord Jesus, who we are to dip ourselves in His blood, just as the living bird was to be dipped into the blood of the slain bird.

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Photo courtesy Wikipedia. US Public domain.

Cross of Jesus Christ – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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TURTLEDOVES SYMBOLIZE GOD’S PEOPLE

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QUESTION : “Is there anywhere else where God compares us to birds?”

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ANSWER : Yes…indirectly… “And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.” Psalm 55:6. 

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And also this… “Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold. ” Psalm 68:13.

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And this… “I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove,” Song of Solomon 5:2.

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And this… “My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her.” Psalm 6:9.

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And here’s another… “O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock, and be like the dove that maketh her nest in the sides of the hole’s mouth.” Jeremiah 48:28 

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2 TURTLEDOVES CONSTELLATION: WAKE-UP CALL

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QUESTION: “Any other indirect comparisons to Believers and birds?”

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ANSWER : Yes, here’s one in Jeremiah…”Yea, the stork in the heaven knows her appointed times; and the turtledove and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but My people know not the judgment of the LORD.”  Jeremiah 8:7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BrantaLeucopsisMigration.jpg

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Now here is a wake-up call to all of us! God has placed these Two Turtledoves in the night heavens for such a time as this!

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This passage from Jeremiah says… “the turtledove… observe(s) the time of their coming; but My people know not the judgment of the LORD.”

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So as we look up and lift up our eyes to this constellation in the night Heaven, we are reminded that Judgment Day is at the very doors!

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SIGNS OF HEAVEN WEBSITE

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QUESTION : “I notice that these two birds are flying in the same direction as the other constellations you call “Arcturus with His Sons”. Is there something to this?”

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ANSWER : Thought you’d never ask! This became apparent in February 2011. Yes, this seems to be more proof-positive that Signs Of Heaven is on the right track in its proclamation of this Summer Constellation group representing Job 38:32… “Can you guide Arcturus with his sons?”..

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These two birds are flying in the same direction as is Arcturus. Of course, Arcturus ‘guiding his sons’ has to do with the basic concept of this website. That big, bright, and beautiful star, Arcturus fulfills that passage in Job as this star appears in the night sky. Arcturus appears as the Host which leads an entourage of constellations. And these constellations together, declare the Gospel story as told in Revelation Chapter 12.

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This unfolding story written in the Stars, along with the other Signs in the Sun, Moon, and planets revealed in this website together, are the fulfillment of Luke 21:25… “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars;” Luke 21:25.

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You can read all about these signs by going to “Thumbnail Overview”.  (But this “Thumbnail Overview” article takes about an hour to read, so you need to block out ample time to read this fantastic article.)  

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TWO TURTLEDOVES SYMBOLIZE BEING SET FREE

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 QUESTION : “But if one of the birds was to be sacrificed, then why are both birds of this constellation, flying, alive and well?”

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ANSWER : Remember, that these constellations are based on the Bible principle…”Line must be upon line. Precept upon precept…here a little, there a little” Isaiah ch 28. These constellations are a culmination of many verses.

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Let’s remember what Hebrews says, regarding Old Testament sacrifices… “Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin You [God] desired not, neither had pleasure therein; which are offered by the law.” Hebrews 10:8.

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Jesus became our sacrifice and atonement for sin. Those animal sacrifices were only pointing to Him who became the perfect atonement for sin. Animal sacrifices are not needed, because Jesus paid it all, on the Cross. Hence these two birds are set free.

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TURTLEDOVES SYMBOLIZE SPIRITUAL REST

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“And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.” Psalms 55:6

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QUESTION: “Do you have any other verses that support this concept of ‘escaping’?”

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ANSWER: “Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.” Isaiah 124:7, 8.

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This concept goes very well with the turtle-dove. Just listen to the Psalmist… “I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.”  Psalms 38:15.

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Does this describe you? Don’t we often feel like a Mourning Dove as she coos and coos? So often in the life of a Believer, he or she goes in and out of one tribulation after another.

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As we constantly plead for deliverance, we mourn as we cry out to our Heavenly Father for deliverance.

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“…CHASTENED EVERY MORNING”

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QUESTION: “Your last answer mentioned “mourning” (“I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward:” Psalms 38:15). Are Christians supposed to mourn?”

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ANSWER: Yes. And listen to this similar passage… But they that escape of them (the condemned) shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.” Ezekiel 7:16. 

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This passage and hundreds more in Scripture encourage Believer’s to take hold of the “Spirit of mourning”. It truly is a gift of the Holy Spirit (AKA, “a Dove”, see Matthew 3:16). Have you ever heard a dove coo? Well, the Believer is constantly crying out to God for deliverance from sin.

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Listen to this passage from that wisest of mortal men… The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.” Ecclesiastes 7:4.

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This is an impossible idea for most people to accept. And most Christians don’t really accept this concept either.

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But just listen to the New Testament… “whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God…Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.” James 4:4, 9, 10.

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But though this is speaking to church-goers who still have worldliness in our heart, there will be a day coming in which God will wipe away every tear.

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Listen… “He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” Psalms 126:6 

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BIRDS CAN SYMBOLIZE GOD’S PROTECTION

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QUESTION: “Are there any other concepts relating to this Two Turtledoves Constellation?”

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ANSWER: Here is a very interesting verse from Isaiah… “As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also He will deliver it; and passing over He will preserve it.” Isaiah 31:5. 

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Of course this passage seems like a direct reference to this constellation group. But these chapters in Isaiah seem to be in reference to Judgment Day. But on the other hand, God has written much of the Bible to apply at any time, but also to the time of the end: a dual fulfillment. And God will be our Protector and Deliverer in the time of trouble! 

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TWO TURTLEDOVES: ICON OF ISAIAH, CH. 60

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“Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?” Isaiah 60:8

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The 60th chapter of Isaiah is one of the most encouraging chapters in the Old Testament. And this above verse 8 is a mysterious imagery, asking the question…  “Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?”

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Now of course, this verse has spiritual meaning, concerning the Gospel of Christ.

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But as you behold the Two Turtledoves Constellation (AKA Sagittarius), you will notice that they appear to be flying through the cloud-like Milky Way, which appears to be a Heavenly fulfillment of this above verse from Isaiah 60:8.

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But even though this verse 8 has been written by God in difficult language, it almost seems to carry on its wings, the entire 60th chapter of Isaiah!

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Listen… “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light…thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side…because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.” Isaiah 60:1-5 (condensed)

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Now time does not permit to present the entire 60th chapter of Isaiah. But let it suffice to be said that, Isaiah chapter 60 appears to reveal that there will be a vast throng from the lineage of Abraham, who will come to Salvation! 

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And yet, God has given this Two Turtledoves Constellation which seems to be the Heavenly icon of the 60th Chapter of Isaiah! Yes, this Heavenly icon appears to be speaking of the vast throngs of gentiles and wayward Christians who shall return to the Lord in these last days!

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DEAR CHRISTIAN: LET US “BE ON THE MOUNTAINS LIKE DOVES”

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Ezekiel 7:16

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The above sketch is The ‘Valley of Decision’ Constellation, the Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness), and the The Dragon of Revelation Constellation. The above sketch is a concept sketch. These three constellations are not in this position in the night sky. So please don’t try to find them together like this. Most all of the other sketches on this website have the constellation in the correct position, unless otherwise noted. For locations of each of these Constellations, please go to the article for that particular 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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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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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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