Gen1:14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years; 15and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. 16God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. 17God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good. 19There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
Dim the Lights
The Lord’s motion picture theater is way beyond 4K and Dolby sound. It is way better than any E-ticket ride at Disneyland. In a few days (August 21st), people dwelling in the United States are going to have an opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse within a 70 mile wide “narrow path” (Matt7:14) that begins in Oregon and end ends in South Carolina. The last full solar eclipse in this region of the earth occurred almost 100 years ago. In this narrow path, in the middle of the bright sunlit day, the Lord will dim the lights for a couple of minutes so that one can see many of the brighter stars in the heavenlies much like we see normally in the early to mid twilight.
Normally, during the daylight hours, the stars reside in the “invisible” realm of the heavenlies. We see the visible realm of the heavenlies during the daytime: the blue sky, the clouds, the birds (fur, dust, and feathers), etc. The stars are always there, but on this day, the fabric of daylight (the bright sky) will be torn open, like a zipper running across the continent, to open up a view of the heavens within a narrow band of the entire land so that those dwelling in the land might see a sign of Him as “the Lion.” With the bright day-time light dimmed down in the theater, everyone will know that the sun (and of course the moon) are actually in the heart of the constellation of the Lion: that Christ is the true King of the earth. While in the heart of her King, the moon (a picture of His body: His bride) like always, will have her full attention on Him. In this case, she will be reflecting the glory of the sun across absolutely 100% of her body on the side we can’t see (the far side of the moon). While, from the perspective of those standing on the earth she is invisible. Her body (of dirt) hides His light inside of her and makes His invisible qualities (He is the Lion, the true King of the jungle) known to the earth. It is she that unveils the glory of the constellation of the Lion, the King. It is all about Him. She is reminding us to look up and keep our eyes on Him and not the things of this world. He is reminding us where we are really seated (in the heart of the King) and our true role is to unveil Him, to make Him visible (John3:30): that He is made visible and expressed through loving one another (read the multitude of articles on this website for the practicalities on this) (John13:34, etc.).
Enjoy the Movie
But that’s not all. If you like to watch movies, think of this eclipse event as like a teaser, a movie trailer of yet another sign of Him that will manifest in the heavens just 33 days later on September 23rd. Almost 2000 years ago, when Christ was 33 years old, He went to the cross and through much travail: blood and water poured from his side: a picture of the birth of the ekklesia, His body in the earth. (Gen2:21) On September 23rd, a sign that has never appeared before (computer models confirm this) is taking place in the “invisible” realm:
Rev12:1,2 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth.
On that day, the constellation of the virgin will be clothed in the sun (during the full brightness of the day). In the “invisible” realm, the constellation of the virgin (a picture of His bride) will be crowned with 12 stars on her head (a picture of Christ in fullness). And the moon (a picture of Christ who reflects the light of the Father) will be at her feet. He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all (Eph1:22,23). She will “give birth” to the king planet Jupiter (which has actually been lingering in retrograde motion inside the womb of the constellation of the virgin since last December: for the last 9 months (Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and is yet another picture of Christ: our King.)
One of the things I’ve noticed about the Lord is that when He says something twice in a row, He’s trying to make a point. “Verily, verily.” …These two back-to-back signs are His way of saying “Listen up!” He is the true King of the earth. It is through His bride, His body, that He will reveal His Glory.
May the Christ in the “us’all” (together) be birthed into a beautiful ever-maturing manifestation of His life in the midst of the darkness. May Christ in visible expression be found in our midst as “we’all” place Him central in our lives together. May the mystery of Christ in us be made visible in a locatable, touchable, expression of Him; His true government …in the earth. What happens next in the heavenlies over the next few months is pretty cool as well, and confirms this same message again. But that’s a subject of another movie.
Meanwhile, dim the lights, sit back, and enjoy the movie.
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