View from the Hay Field!

Hey, hay! Coming to you from a hay field in Shelby, Alabama! (This was totally not planned) :-D I was taking a short walk outside tonight, when the Lord drew my attention to how clear the sky was tonight; and how easily Jupiter and Scorpius were visible. So, next thing I know, we're tromping out into the hay field, wearing flip-flops, carrying a tripod and camera. :-D Thankfully, the field was cut for hay and raked, yesterday; so I was less (somewhat) concerned about the snakes and field mice. A flashlight would have been nice, though... :-P

What caught my attention was how easily the entire constellation of Scorpius could finally be seen - and especially not too late at night: only about 8:30pm CST. It was finally rising enough to clear the trees on the horizon, to where I didn't have to stay up very late to see the whole thing. Each day it rises a little earlier and earlier. This reminded me of all the celestial signs that the Lord has shown us on this learning journey: that they have been readily visible to the average person - without telescope or binoculars. All we have to do is literally go outside (and not wear flip-flops in a dark countryside field), look up, and lift up our heads! Celestial signs were meant to be seen - because they tell time and declare things!

The Heavens Declared

So it definitely made me consider how we have been watching Jupiter at Ophiuchus' feet for the past several months (as it circles his right leg). But now, we are reaching a time of the year where this sign is very readily seen - including the very long tail of Scorpius! Now it was a bit thick on the humidity, tonight, so that fuzzed the picture just a bit; but pictures don't do it justice to what your eye can see, once they are adjusted to the dark.

It was amazing to see this celestial rehearsal of the PRESENT PROMISE AND EXPECTATION: our Redeemer coming to put His foot down on the Adversary - the opening of the scroll. He will have His redeemed Bride right in the throne-room of heaven, when He opens the very first one! He picks up His purchased possession first!

"Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed US to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation..." - Rev 5:9

We know the prophetic story paused at Ascension, where Christ sat down on the right hand of God - until the day that He would make His enemies His footstool. That is the next chapter that we are expecting to unfold, and we have the very real celestial reminder of that promise - and the prophetic time to expect it. Go outside and look up at THE TIME!

In my last post, I mentioned how the Lord used events on August 12th, 2012, to study and prepare much of the prophetic resources and understanding that He has used over the past few years. Without that time of study and resource preparation, we wouldn't have been as ready for the celestial learning journey that He would start us on in 2015.

A few months ago, though, the Lord reminded me that the night of August 12th, 2012, I was standing outside at night with a friend; and we were both talking and casually looking off at the stars in the night sky. A particular direction in the night sky. I remembered that the star strand pattern was distinct. The Lord reminded me of this, recently, so I fired up Stellarium, and did a little research on the location, time, and direction that we were facing. The constellation that the Lord had us stare at that night was Scorpius!! It's starry strand stands out!

It really has been an amazing journey that the Lord has brought us on - and I'm not just talking about the things that we learned about the heavens, prophecy, and Scripture. It has been a learning journey of seeing how God cares about us, wants to be a part of our life, has so much more richness that He wants to share with His sons and daughters - in this life! Our Wonderful Beloved desires us to draw close to Him - today. To spend time with Him - today. To talk with Him - today. To open - wide - the door of our heart, soul, strength, and mind; and He will come in and sup with us when we do!

Friend, I hope and pray that you are pressing toward The Prize - drawing closer to our Saviour than when you first put your faith and trust in Him to be your Mediator. Salvation is just the STARTing line to an incredible deepness of fellowship and relationship with our Creator and Redeemer.

- Ephesians 3:14-19
"For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God."

Friend, Brother, Sister: I desire nothing more than for you to know the depth, richness, and fulness that comes by knowing Christ MORE. That you would PRESS for The Prize - to KNOW Him, and the POWER of His resurrection, and the FELLOWSHIP of His sufferings - as we conform our heart and life to His (Php 3:10). Purifying ourselves even as He is pure. Don't stay at the starting line - PRESS toward The Prize!!

Running for The Prize
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Let us look up, listen up, sober up, guard up, rise up, brighten up, hope up, and live expectedly for our Redeemer and Lord: LOVING Him, HEARING Him, and SERVING Him - FIRST - and HIGHEST ABOVE ALL ELSE!!

Brother Daniel



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