Looking Up Thoughts

Brethren, I am looking up! There are so many celestial reminders telling us the time! I truly hope that you have made an effort to go outside, and look up at God's amazing handiwork, signs, and time. And really not just go outside and look up, but stay looking up - thinking, reflecting, and spending time with God, mulling over the incredible learning journey that He has brought us all on. He brought you across our path for a reason. He showed us things for a reason. He is working in our lives and hearts for a reason. Do we know the reason?

This evening, the weather was absolutely beautiful for a change; with a great breeze, clear skies, and low humidity. It made for a great time to pause - be still - and to make time for God. Just sit with Him and talk. I enjoy watching the sunsets, over the hay fields, as this gives a great wide view of the sky. One thing I like to do is try to visualize what constellations are along the line - where the Sun is - during the daytime. Once you start spending more and more time outside observing the skies, you start to get a sense of where things are - and where they should be, even if you can't see them.

Just watching the sunset, I could reflect on: where the Sun is (approaching Cancer); where Venus is (leaving the stars of Gemini); what constellation would I see shortly after sunset, if the clouds weren't there (Leo); what constellation comes next; where Libra, Scorpius, and Ophiuchus should be seen soon (Southern sky); and so on. The more familiar we get with God's clock, we can start getting a pretty good of the time, even if we can't see it all the time. Going through these mental rehearsals also helps recall important events, signs, and symbolism associated with those points along the line.

Tonight, it was neat to see how visible some of these signs are. Again, you don't need binoculars (although they may help), nor a telescope. This evening, Jupiter and Antares - the main figures in the rehearsal of the Redeemer making His enemies His footstool - were readily visible only 30 minutes after the Sun went down! About an hour after sunset, pretty much all of Scorpius was visible; but I waited until two hours later so it would be darker and higher in the sky for taking a picture.

It truly is amazing to look at the twinkling, starry heavens! Especially in hindsight, to see so many story-boards declaring His glory! Tonight, I could easily see Libra, Ophiuchus, Jupiter, and Scorpius - all together - and all part of the same story!! Especially when one considers how Scorpius' claws anciently extended to Libra's main stars. These constellations tell an interwoven story - especially in our last generation time! Make sure you look up and lift up your head! Our redemption draweth very nigh!

Lord willing, I am working on assembling a celestial reference, especially for the days ahead with all of the significant celestial events. Already it is mostly done; with a few more things needed. Please keep me in prayer, for strength (physical, mental, and spiritual), health, wisdom, provision, and liberty. The hour is late, and the numbers will continue to dwindle as there is a separation between those who wisely purify themselves and faithfully shine bright for their Redeemer - versus the foolish who do not want to hear, and actively run the other way.

Our life is a demonstration of who we truly love: a life that is full of evidential faith-in-action (faithFUL) vs. a life that is void of faith-in-action (faithLESS). When Christ returns, will He find evidential faith in our life? When we know the time, we MUST EXHORT and PROVOKE each other unto love and unto good works - and SO MUCH THE MORE! The hour is late; the midnight call has already gone out. We will continue to urge you to look up, rise up, stand up, tighten up, sober up, guard up, listen up, and fire up!! WHY?? Because we see the day approaching. The day we are expecting - and standing in hope - to see our Wonderful Redeemer, Beloved, Bridegroom, Saviour - the Everlasting King of King, and Lord of Lords - The Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Lamb of God: Shiloh.

- I John 3:2-3
"Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:
but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure."

Let us look up with not just our eyes - but with our heart, our ears, our lips, our hands and feet - LOVING Him, HEARING Him, and SERVING Him - FIRST - and HIGHEST ABOVE ALL ELSE!!

Brother Daniel



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