Blackout and Shining Bright!

Greetings, Friends! What an amazing prophetic and celestial time!! It is also incredible to see what the Lord is doing on the ground-level, so to speak, by how He gave the strength, wisdom, and liberty to produce 7(!) videos right at the time of these amazing celestial signs! We have so many reasons to be rising up, shining bright, and going forward to meet our Bridegroom - with high expectation right now!!

When we look at the celestial clock, and on the Timeline, we can see that the next few days and weeks are part of a single story. This story goes along with the rare, bright celestial sign that we've been covering and highlighting - a sign that has been screaming to us that the hour is late, our Bridegroom cometh, and we should draw nigh to Him, shining bright! July 11th was a signpost that simply marked: SHINE BRIGHT. NOW!!!

As I often say, we do not know the day or hour - nobody down here does, neither do the angels; so when we do see or note significant and rare celestial signs, we automatically know what it DOESN'T MEAN. We always, always, always, go with what WE DO KNOW - and the safest conclusions that can be drawn. July 11th was a sign with one main message: SHINE BRIGHT FOR YOUR BRIDEGROOM. HE COMETH. As you have been studying, in your The Heavens Declared booklet, that conclusion can safely be drawn by what the constellation and star names mean - combined with the rare lineup of bright celestial objects there (that we covered in previous posts here).

So, have we been paying attention to the celestial lights that show both time and are signs (Gen 1:14)? These signs are not for morbid curiosity - they require reading and following the instructions that signs tell. Signs along the highway are mostly instructions to get the traveler ready for the way they need to go, and any changes they need to make before their destination. Likewise, we are given reminders and signs - when we look up and lift up our heads - of both the time (it is very late!) and what we need to do (rise up and shine bright for Him!). Are we applying ourselves to the signs that our Creator deliberately put in the celestial clock, and pointed out to us?

So when we see how the Lord gave wisdom about the celestial signs - and then gave physical strength to complete 7 (seven!!!) back-to-back videos right at the same time - it absolutely blows my mind how important this sign and instruction is, as well as how late the hour is!!! This really is about as close as you can come to "The Bridegroom cometh - go ye out to meet Him!"

Incredibly, the world has also seen some high-profile events - at near the same time - that highlight that the enemy also knows the lateness of the hour. Remember, the celestial sign of July 11th, in Gemini, involved the Sun playing a key role as The Bridegroom, and The One Who is Coming. You will remember that on July 13th, the blackout in parts of Manhattan, was also on the exact same day as Manhattanhedge - which involves the Sun. The same Sun that was in Gemini clothing the stars that mean The One Who is Coming.

What caught my attention the most was how a big deal was made about how TIMES Square was only half-way shut down: one half was bright, and the other half was darkness (literally, with large black screens). The enemy knows the celestial time. They also know the ramifications of not shining bright for Christ. The parable of the wise and foolish virgins was a ratio of 50:50 - half and half. One half was shining; the others let their light go out. Both groups knew the TIME, that it was time to be shining, and that the bridegroom was coming.

What also caught my attention was that the Disney location in TIMES Square (on the powered side) was highlighting the trailer for "The Lion King." The tagline for that movie is "The King Returns". Interestingly, the posters and movie have long featured the SUN prominently rising. Do you think it coincidence that a movie about a LION KING is released right when the real SUN is pointing to "The One Who is Coming"?? No. They know the TIME, and that the celestial clock does show time and legitimate signs that need to be paid attention to.

When the celestial clock - right near the beginning of the hottest time of summer - signals The One Who is Coming, the Bride, and shining bright, then we should treat it very seriously - soberly - because it reminds us of the instructions given by The One We Know Is Coming: Our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. There are consequences for not paying attention to the signs, or acting on the instructions that the Bridegroom gave. Remember, in the parable of the wise virgins, it was the bridegroom who shut the door and kept it closed to the foolish.

When we look at the celestial clock, we see that the July 11th sign fits right into an expected story rehearsal at this time. When we consider the meanings of The Crab constellation (next), we see the prominent emphasis on a resting place - reminding us of the place that our Bridegroom has gone to prepare. The Sun will be directly over that celestial location at the end of July - which is also pretty much the end of this Biblical month associated with HEARING.

As we study the Sun's progression, we also notice that Venus is following it, and drawing closer and closer since July 11th. On August 14th, both the Sun and Venus will be together at The Lion - a beautiful picture of the shining Bride with her Bridegroom: The Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Again, we don't know the day or hour, but we do know a beautiful story is being told. We also EXPECT to meet the Bridegroom sometime before that, since we are told to go out to meet Him. He will take us to where He is, now. Being with The Lion of the Tribe of Judah - in heaven - involves a meeting and gathering prior to that, too.

- Luke 12:35-40
"Let your loins be girded about, AND YOUR LIGHTS BURNING;
And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
Blessed are THOSE servants, WHOM the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make THEM to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve THEM.
And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are THOSE servants.
And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
BE YE THEREFORE READY also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not."

Review the Running for the Prize resource, and watch the entire Purify & Sanctify video playlist - which the Lord prepared for this specific hour. Let us finish strong and shining bright - in all categories! Press toward the mark - for The Prize!!

Friend, right now we have so many reasons to be looking up with high expectation - and to be following the Bridegroom's instructions to shine bright. Let us be found living wisely and faithfully: hearing Him, loving Him, and serving Him - FIRST - and HIGHEST ABOVE ALL ELSE!!!

Brother Daniel



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