The Milky Way – our galaxy Credit: Wade Hilmo 2007
Gods Excellence - in the Stars God Set his Glory in the Heavens Romans 1:20 - For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualitieshis eternal power and divine naturehave been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse
God Set his Glory in the Heavens Psalm 8:1 - O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens What do you think of when you see the stars?
God Set his Glory in the Heavens Psalm 8:2 - From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. Look up and see that God is awesome! God wants you to praise Him
Gods Excellence - in the Stars Gods Work can be seen in the Heavens Psalm 8:3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
God Set his Glory in the Heavens Psalm 104:19 - The moon marks off the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down
Gods Work can be seen in us Ps 8:4-6 What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet : All flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field
Miao People Creation Story Miao story: On the day God created the heavens and earth, On that day He opened the gateway of light. In the earth then He made heaps of earth and of stone. In the sky He made bodies, the sun and the moon.
Miao People Creation of Man Miao story: On the earth He created a man from the dirt. Of the man thus created, a woman He formed…
God is talking God Planned the Sun –the path it takes Newtons Laws of Motion –are really Gods Laws of Motion
God is talking Psalm 19:4 Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,
God is talking Psalm 19:6 The Sun rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat.
God is talking God, who planned the Sun, shows us how to live our life: What path we should take
God shows the Path to take Psalm 19:7 The law of the LORD [Yahweh] is Perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
God shows the Path to take Law of Gravity is not just a good idea – ignore it, jump off a roof and youll suffer Laws of God are also not just a good idea They are warnings – ignore them by lying or greedily coveting or stealing and youll suffer
God shows the Path to take Psalm 19:8 The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. Gods perfection in the stars and planets
Moon in the Pleiades Star cluster bound strongly by gravity – chains as God said to Job, 38:31
Betelgeuse star - red (cool) giant star Rigel star – blue (hot) star Orion the Hunter constellation Stars loosely bound by gravity – like cords as God said to Job, 38:31
God shows the Path to take Psalm 19:9 The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous. the one who planned the universe has a plan for you – We should be listening to God in His Word
Apollo 15 Moon Landing David R. Scott, commander Alfred M. Worden, command module pilot James B. Irwin, lunar module pilot Landed on Moon: 30 July 1971 Jim Irwin spoke about his faith in Christ and the Bible in Seattle 1985 He wrote his life story: To Rule the Night
God Watches the Path you Walk Psalm 121:1-3 Quoted by Astronaut Jim Irwin on Moon I lift up my eyes to the hills where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip he who watches over you will not slumber
God is Talking The Heavens declare the Glory of God Psalm 19:1 The Heavens declare His righteousness For God Himself is Judge (Psalm 50:6, 97:6) The heavens will praise thy wonders, O LORD Thy faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy Ones (Psalm 89:5) When He established the Heavens, I [Wisdom] was there (Proverbs 8:27)
Scriptures The Heavens declare His righteousness For God Himself is Judge (Psalm 50:6, 97:6) The heavens will praise thy wonders, O LORD Thy faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy Ones (Psalm 89:5) When He established the Heavens, I [Wisdom] was there (Proverbs 8:27)
The New Heaven The New Heaven – Stars and Earth are going to cease to exist God wants us to live in that heaven – called the New Jerusalem Now we see the glory of God in the stars, Then we will behold his glory directly
The New Heaven What will happen to the Earth and the stars?
2 Peter 3:10 – The earth will be burned up 1 - Jasper
2 Peter 2:10 - The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare Astronomers believe that someday the sun will become a red giant, expand and burn up the earth
1 - Jasper Rev. 21: 1 - Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.
1 - Jasper Rev. 21: 2 - I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
Rev. 21:4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
The New Heaven How can we know for sure we will go to the new heaven?
1 - Jasper Rom. 3:23 – all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Rom. 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 - Jasper Rom. 5:8 - But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Blue Morpho Butterfly Rom. 10:9 - if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
The New Heaven What will the New Heaven be like:? Revelation 21:19-21 Foundations Stones 1 - Jasper, 2- Sapphire, 3- Chalcedony 4 – Emerald, 5- Sardonx, 6- Sardius 7 – Chrysolite, 8 – Beryl, 9 – Topaz 10 – Chrysoprase, 11 - Jacinth, 12 – Amethyst
The New Heaven What will the New Heaven be like:? Revelation 21:19-21 Twelve Gates of Pearls Streets of City pure gold, like transparent glass
1 - Jasper New Heaven – Twelve Gates of Pearls
1 - Jasper New Heaven - Streets of Gold Gold Nugget 156 ounces 10 pounds
1 - Jasper Rev. 21:23 - The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.
Rev. 21:3- And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.
Rev. 22:7 And Behold I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book.