Astronomy vs Astrology — One to Study and One to Leave Alone!

Deuteronomy 18:9-14

When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.

10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.

11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

13 Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.

The One who set the stars in place should know best about our proper interpretation of the signs in the heavenlies.  While I believe His instructions in Deuteronomy are crystal clear on the topic, I found a really great modern day article which I will share with you.  However, I want to preface that with an important thought. The definition of ‘an observer of times’ is sometimes given as one using divination or magic.  Anytime we are seeking information about the future, or guidance from above, it is best to go straight to our Heavenly Father. He wants us to come to Him and seek His will and His ways in all matters. He wants an active relationship with us.  He tells us not to seek guidance from anything other than Him for best results and for our own well being.

Question: “What does the Bible say about astrology or the zodiac? Is astrology something a Christian should study?”

(GQ) Answer: The Bible has much to say about the stars. Most basic to our understanding of the stars is that God created them. They show His power and majesty. The heavens are God’s “handiwork” (Psalm 8:3; 19:1). He has all the stars numbered and named (Psalm 147:4).

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A celestial map from the 17th century, by the Dutch cartographer Frederik de Wit. (source Wikipedia)

continue reading via Got Questions –  paragraphs quoted here noted with (GQ)

(GQ) Astrology is the “interpretation” of an assumed influence the stars (and planets) exert on human destiny. This is a false belief. The royal astrologers of the Babylonian court were put to shame by God’s prophet Daniel (Daniel 1:20) and were powerless to interpret the king’s dream (Daniel 2:27). God specifies astrologers as among those who will be burned as stubble in God’s judgment (Isaiah 47:13-14). Astrology as a form of divination is expressly forbidden in Scripture (Deuteronomy 18:10-14). God forbade the children of Israel to worship or serve the “host of heaven” (Deuteronomy 4:19). Several times in their history, however, Israel fell into that very sin (2 Kings 17:16 is one example). Their worship of the stars brought God’s judgment each time.

NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University) - HubbleSite: gallery, release.

NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University) – HubbleSite: gallery, release. (source Wikipedia)

(GQ) The stars should awaken wonder at God’s power, wisdom, and infinitude. We should use the stars to keep track of time and place and to remind us of God’s faithful, covenant-keeping nature. All the while, we acknowledge the Creator of the heavens. Our wisdom comes from God, not the stars (James 1:5). The Word of God, the Bible, is our guide through life (Psalm 119:105).

It is quite another matter to recognize the signs of the times outlined for us in the bible.  We are clearly in interesting times and there are signs in the heavenlies that I have written about in previous posts.  Our Jewish heritage is rich with feast days and instructions for learning about and following in His ways.  Much of it is unfolding before our very eyes with the unique alignment of the feast days with the lunar tetrads in 2014-2015.  (see more on this topic here).

So while creation points to our Creator, the instruction to seek Him rather than His creation for guidance is clear.

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Reblog – Rare Halo Photos Captured after Storm Sandy by David Hathaway NASA

Image credit: Photograph by David Hathaway/NASA/MSFC

 

Rare Photo of Ice Halos Captured in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

blacked-out New York City wasn’t the only rare photo op that Hurricane Sandy left in her wake. NASA solar physicist David Hathaway captured the above photo in Huntsville, Alabama two days ago after seeing the strange rings surrounding the afternoon sun.

NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office head Bill Cooke says that he had, “never seen anything quite like it.” Another onlooker, Kyle Winkleman, called it a “once-in-a-decade event.”

Spaceweather writes that the extremely rare apparition was “almost certainly connected to Hurricane Sandy”:

The core of the storm swept well north of Alabama, but Sandy’s outer bands did pass over the area, leaving behind a thin haze of ice crystals in cirrus clouds. Sunlight shining through the crystals produced an unusually rich variety of ice halos.

“By my count, there are two sun dogs, a 22o halo, a parahelic circle, an upper tangent arc, and a parry arc,” says Chris Brightwell, who also photographed the display. “It was amazing.”

We shared some other photographs of “sundogs” last year. You can learn more about the phenomenon, which has the scientific name “parhelion”, over on Wikipedia.

Amazing Ice Halo Display [Spaceweather via Imaging Resource]


Image credit: Photograph by David Hathaway/NASA/MSFC
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Tom Horn: On the Lost Symbol, 2012 in the Occult World, and Freemasonry in DC

Hat Tip to Bryan for sending me this great video link.  He always sends what I need when I need it.  We need to be wise as serpents and gentle as doves, because there is great wickedness afoot.  People do not always tell you the truth, but you can always count on and lean on and look to our Creator God, the one who loved us so much He gave Himself a ransom on our behalf.  May you know Him and walk with Him through the perilous times we live in.  I remember thinking that Y2K was a bit too early and yet that people needed to be preparing and being wise stewards and that it was not a wasted exercise to plan to survive rough times.  Well drought has come to Oklahoma, spending still runs amok in DC, and wars still continue on foreign shores and on our southern border. Undeclared all, but people dying none-the-less.  Ask the Lord what you need to do to protect your family and your community during the days ahead.  Pray without ceasing.  Look to God and not man for solutions and direction.  Call on the name of the Lord in time of need.  Keep looking up!  Blessings/sc

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Thomas Horn at the Southwest Radio Bristol Conference 2011 hints at the incredible reasons he wrote the best selling book “Apollyon Rising 2012” and what ancient pagan cultures and founding Freemasons in the United States believed and encoded on the Great Seal and the layout of Capitol Center in Washington DC concerning the coming of a Pagan god in 2012. This would not be believable if not for Tom Horn’s credentials and access to scholars in history, theology, and occultism, two-dozen of whom helped him with this book. The power at work behind global affairs and current planetary powers are hurriedly aligning for a New Order from Chaos. Why? Watch this powerful lecture and learn more at http://www.ApollyonRising2012.com

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NASA: Lighting up the Night

Lighting Up the Night
Lights and space shuttle Discovery are reflected in the water as it rolls to the pad on its final planned mission to the International Space Station.
Image Credit: Tom Moler (used by permission)

special thanks to my twitter buddy @bostonwriter who shared the link:

‘Lighting Up the Night’ Image: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/flyout/multimedia/sts133_rollout_1.html via #NASA_App <AWESOME

visit the NASA website for instructions on how to download and use photo as screensaver and share~

The political questions of the day are “Is this really the last flight?” Will NASA move from government sector to private sector? And who really owns the assets that will be ‘sold’ and ‘privatized’ after government funding all these years? Great photo in any event! Hat tip to Tom Moler.

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