Monday, December 3, 2012

Greetings Friends,

The Sun’s surface is called the photosphere. The temperature of the photosphere is about 10,000° Fahrenheit. The temperature at the core, or very middle, of the Sun, is about 27 million° Fahrenheit.  The Sun’s diameter is about 870,000 miles wide which is 109 times wider than Earth, and the sun is 333,000 times heavier.

There are an estimated 50 thousand million galaxies in the universe, with the typical galaxy containing 50 thousand million to 100 thousand million stars.

The Milky Way Galaxy has a radius of about 50,000 light years.  (A light year is the distance light travels in a year – It travels 186,000 miles in a second)

The Milky Way is moving at a speed of about 1000 kilometres per second towards a region of space 150 million light years away called the Great Attractor. Is God Drawing Us To HIMSELF?

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Could I say the heavens MAGNIFICENTLY DECLARE the Glory of God. They continually and without ceasing declare the Glory of God.  Since the beginning of this Time Space Universe the Stars have continued to DECLARE  the INDESCRIBLE MAJESTY OF GOD!!!

Psalm 148:3  Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.
Psalm 148:7-13  7  Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:  8  Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:  9  Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:  10  Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:  11  Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:  12  Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:  13  Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.

Can you hear the stars Praising God?  Do we GRASP the IMPORTANCE that God places on PRAISE?  That HE would create a magnificent universe that continually sends forth praise to the Creator.  And in that Universe, God the Father set a tiny planet that we call the earth in one of the smaller galaxies of the known universe that we might behold the Great Expanses of the universe.

In 1989, astronomers found a structure that they dubbed the "Great Wall". It is a collection of galaxies some 500 million light-years long, 200 million light-years wide, and 15 million light-years thick.

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God;

But notice something else in Isaiah 6:1-3  1  In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.  2  Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.  3  And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

The Heavens declare the glory of God.  The angelic host continually give praises God.  The handiwork of God praises the name of God.  As the desert blooms thousands upon thousands of desert flowers that no man ever sees.  They spring forth from the soil, they blossom, they give off their fragrance and God and God alone hears their songs of praise.

The dragons of the deeps, the fruitful trees, the beasts and creeping things, the fire, and hail and stormy wind, all give forth their praises to God and God hears them.  The sun, moon and stars give praise to God, the creation gives glory and praise to God and He rejoices in their praise.  But what of Mankind, does he show forth praise to his God?

Romans 3:23-24  23  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

We were made in HIS image to glorify God.  But in our sinful state we cannot glorify God.  We must be saved.  We must be born of God’s Spirit, so that, we can Worship God in Spirit and in Truth.

Daniel 12:2-3 2  And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.  3  And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

God seeks to restore HIS image to our lives.  In Romans 8:29, God clearly stated HIS will for the life of the believer.  We are “…to be conformed to the image of his Son,”.  But How can this be FOR we have all sinned and we no longer bear HIS image and show glory to HIS name.  HOW ARE sinners Justified?  How may a just God Justify sinners? 

Romans 3: 23-24 23  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24  Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
See the glory of God upon Jesus as he bowed down to wash the disciples feet.  See the glory of God as the religious pharisees stoned Stephen and the heavens opened and Stephen saw the Son of God on the right hand of the Father.  See the glory of God as the Persecutor of the Church Becomes the Great Evangelist of the Church.  See the glory of God as God reaches down into a dark pit and takes a broken, weary and worn sinner and makes them HIS beloved bride.

11  Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:  12  Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:  13  Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven. (Psalm 148:11-13)

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