Sunday, July 12, 2015

ARCHANGELS, MICHAEL, GABRIEL, CLASSES OF ANGELS, FLYING ANGELS



                                                                    CLASSES OF ANGELS

Hello again!

Can you believe another week as passed by? Times just flies by. 

But do angels fly? We like to think angels can fly and scripture does tell us angels have wings, but do they fly? Of course! Daniel 9:21 tells us “yes, while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, reached me about the time of the evening offering.” Revelation 14:6-7 says, “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters." 

What other supernatural powers do angels have? Well they, at least the arch angels, can converse with God in Job 1–2. Satan (a fallen arch angel) was able to understand Christ (Mark 8:33). In Mark 5:9, the legion of demons spoke with Christ. Many times in scripture angels act as messengers from God, thus they must have gotten their information from God Himself. 

What exactly is an arch angel? Archangels are the highest-ranking angels in heaven. God gives them the most important responsibilities, and they do their work both in the heavenly
dimension and in the earthly one. The word “archangel” is from the Greek words “arche” (ruler) and “angelos” (messenger), signifying archangels’ dual duties. Archangels rule over the universe’s daily operation on missions from God, while also delivering messages from God to human beings…(the arch angel Michael) appears to be the head archangel who often takes the lead to battle evil with good, according to accounts in the Tora and the Bible. Archangel is  a classification of angels who have great rank and power. “Apparently, there are three archangels: Michael, Gabriel, and Lucifer. The word "archangel" is found in only the New Testament in two places: 1 Thess. 4:16, "For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the
voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first"; and Jude 1:9, "But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, 'The Lord rebuke you.’ …. Daniel 10:21 describes Michael the archangel as "your prince," and Daniel 12:1 identifies Michael as "the great prince who protects." Even if there are multiple archangels, it seems that Michael is the chief among them.”1


Are there other classifications of angels, yes…six! Stay tuned for
next weeks writing and find out!

Until then, God bless and take care!
Willow Dressel

















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ANGELS, EMOTIONS, INTELLEGENCE, SAD ANGELS, REJOICING ANGELS, ANGRY ANGELS, PRIDEFUL ANGELS, WIDOM OF ANGELS



ANGELS 
EMOTIONS AND INTELLEGENCE


Hey everyone! What has been happening this past week in all your lives? I have been super busy as all of you know and sometimes I wonder how smart I’ve been to get my plate so full! It frustrates me at the same time I’m glad to be helping.

So did you ever wonder if angels had feelings? Well, scripture reveals that they do! Luke 15:10 states “Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” First Peter 1:12 tells us “To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things which angels desire to look into.” Also John 8:44 speaks of the devil’s desires “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.” And then in
Revelations 12:12 the devil, who is a fallen angel, has great wrath. If angels can have desires, joy and wrath, I’m sure they are capable of other emotions too. Angels also have creativity. In Revelation 5:8-10 angels from the heavenly hosts played harps and sang a new song. Job 38:7 tells us that the morning stars (angels) sang for joy at the creation.

Angels can make choices too and not all of them are good. Lucifer (an arch angel) for example let pride get the better of him (Jude 1:6) and defied the Creator. One third of the angels choose to follow him and Lucifer became known as satan or the devil. I’ve always wondered why the wisdom that angels possess didn’t steer Lucifer away from such a poor decision. And after the angels that sinned and fell from God’s grace, “the
serpent, which was influenced by Satan, deceived Eve in Genesis 3, there was considerable intellectual ability, even being termed “clever/cunning.” Satan, referring to Job in Job 1:9–11 and Job 2:4–5, used logic to say that Job would turn if he lost his possessions and became diseased. (Many people in such a situation probably would have turned from God, but God knew Job would not.)”1 This demonstrates amazing intellectual abilities. Oh you didn’t know angels could be wise? Second Samuel 14:20 says, To bring about this change of affairs your servant Joab has done this thing; but my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of the angel of God, to know everything that is in the earth.” That is a lot of wisdom! 

And angels have the intelligence to lead men (Exodus 32:34), to fight men (and the intelligence to know the difference) (Exodus 23:23, 33:2), redeem men (Gen 48:16), preach (Galatians 1:8), and speak in tongues (Acts 13:1). They can also give instructions (Acts 8:26) and warning (Acts 10:22), and have enough knowledge/wisdom to ordain/make appointments.

It seems that angels are smart, emotional and can do pretty much what we can. So what makes them different? Are there things angels can do that we can’t? 

The answer is yes! Stay tuned for next week and find out!

God bless and take care,
Willow Dressel

References:

1https://answersingenesis.org/angels-and-demons/were-angels-created-in-the-image-of-god/

Sunday, July 5, 2015

ANGELS, POWERS, SUPERNATURAL, HELPING PEOPLE, EARTHQUAKES



DO ANGELS HAVE POWER


Hi guys how is everyone? I am well, tired with no relief in sight, lol! But I have left you all behind enough and the Lord has given me a boost today so I wanted to write a little more about this fascinating subject of angels.

So our question this week is do angels have supernatural powers like the way the Lord has given me a little extra strength today. 

Scripture tells us in many different places of how powerful angels are. The following are only a few examples. Second Kings 19:35, 1 Chronicles 21:12, 1 Chronicles 21:15, and Isaiah 37:36 all describe cities that have been destroyed by angels carrying out the command of God. And Acts 12:23 tells us of angels that smote people. Second Chronicles 32:21 talks of angles that cut off men in battle, and Psalm 34:7 relates how angels encamp around the enemies of God. They are strong (Rev 5:2), can wrestle with men (Hosea 12:4), carry swords (Num 22:31, 1Cro 21:16, 27 and 30),
prophecies (Luke 1:13, Judges 13:3), shut the mouths of lions (Dan 6:22), walk over all the earth (Zec 1:1), and sever the wicked from the just (Math 13:49). They can come upon people and shine with God’s glory (Luke 2:19 and 13, Acts 12:7), can ascend in flames (Judges 13:20) and even open the eyes of men to the spiritual world (Num 22:31) and cause earthquakes (Math 28:2). And 2 Peter 2:11 out right tells us angels have great power and Psalm 103:20 states angels excel in strength! Furthermore they have the ability to travel at incredible speeds (Dan 9:21) and are present at every believers earthly death to deliver them into the presence of the Lord (Luke 16:22, 2 Corth 5:8).


Wow! That’s a lot! Do we ever see this kind of angelic strength displayed today? Well, just ask those who have been in auto accidents where angels have intervened. For example in Crawford Texas on a rainy day, a woman driving a SUV lost control and it hit an oncoming car and both rolled multiple times landing upside down. Two people stopped when they saw the accident and know they had to get the drivers out quickly as flames began to mount. The male bystander gave a knife to the woman trapped in her car and she cut through her seat belt landing on the roof. He wiggled back out of the crushed car and then reached in and grabbed the woman’s hands to pull her out. But he stopped because there was only an eight inch opening and the woman’s weight prevented her from fitting through. The woman bystander prayed for angles to help and suddenly another set of white glowing hands appeared over the man’s hands gripping both the rescuer and the victim. The next thing anybody knew, the woman and her
rescuer where outside the car on the grass next to the praying woman. The two rescuers then went to the other car and saw there was no way to get the man out. Then suddenly the man, who had been strapped in his seatbelt hanging upside down emerged from the vehicle surrounded by a bright white light in the shape of two hands and floated to the ground away from the car. When professional help arrived they put out the fire and tended to the two victims. The female rescuer turned around and saw a huge rainbow over the accident scene. 

Interestingly enough Psalm 91:9-12 says “For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.”  

Another incident happened to Bruce Barado also involved a vehicle. This time it was a massive 18 wheel Peter-built truck. Bruce is a truck mechanic and was just finishing up his day when a co-worker asked him to check out one more truck. Bruce went under the truck’s front end feet first. When he was half way under the vehicle, the stand supporting the 10,000 pound truck gave way and came down on Bruce’s middle. Bruce was conscious and in excruciating pain but managed to look at his body. He could see
that he was basically cut in half, the truck axle resting on his lower ribs crushing his body to less than one inch thick. He lost consciousness and had an out-of-body experience where he floated above the scene. He could see his coworker sitting by his head and
two angels on either side of them reaching under the truck, but not holding it. Then he heard a quite voice saying if he wanted to live, he would have to fight. Instantly he came back to his body but felt no pain. Emergency medical personal came and a helicopter flew him to the nearest trauma hospital. There they found out he had crushed 5 major arteries, a crush spleen, pancreas and small intestines. Nobody though he would make it and were surprised that he hadn’t already bled to death from the severed arteries. His wife and family and church family all prayed and after many months and many surgeries, he was completely healed. But many of the healing could not be explained. Most people have up to 20 feet of small intestine. Bruce’s small intestines were reduced to 3 feet. But a virtual stranger came in and prayed for him and his intestines grew to 9 feet, enough to allow absorbing of food so he wouldn’t starve. Many other miracles took place that doctors couldn’t explain including growing a new spleen and pancreas. But to Bruce the most miraculous part were the angels kneeling over him. Bruce believes these supernatural beings were keeping the 5 severed arteries from bleeding out.  


These are just two examples of many, many angel encounters in today’s world. Yes, angels are powerful and “are intensely interested in all of God’s plans and in our own individual roles in those plans—“which things the angels desire to look into” (I Peter 1:12). They (also) serve as guardian angels (Psalm 34:7; 91:11)…”1

Perhaps it would be good to remember in our prayers to thank God for His angels who have charge over us.

Until next time, God bless and take care,
Willow Dressel


References:

http://www.icr.org/article/20892

Sunday, June 21, 2015

       

                                                                  ANGELS

Hello all you fine people out there. I must confess that I am overwhelmed with all that is going on in my life right now. My husband is struggling with work, my daughter and grandson are coming to visit and we are financially strapped so I am trying to work extra hours. So my dear friends, I am asking for your understanding in my not getting to writing an article this week. Bless all of you and thank you for being angels!

God bless and take care!
Willow Dressel




Sunday, June 14, 2015

ANGELS, DIFFERENT DIMENSION, WALK THROUGH WALLS, CHARIOTS OF FIRE, HEAVENLY HOSTS


OF ANGELS AND MEN
A DIFFERENT DIMENSION 

Hi guys and gals! How was your week, what did you do? In addition to work I was helping a friend in need so I didn’t get to do as much research as I had hoped. But I did find an interesting article and would like to share it with you.

We know from scripture that angels and God can live in a different dimension than us. “For instance, in II Kings 6, The King of Syria was intent on making war with Israel but every time he
tried to set a trap, the King of Israel was a step ahead of him.  This really frustrated the King of Syria, and one of the King's servants said that the Prophet Elisha ‘tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom.’  So, the King of Syria finds out where Elisha is staying and sends his army to capture him.  Elisha's servant wakes up in the morning to discover the mountain "was full of horses and chariots…'  In fear, he asks Elisha, ‘...what are we going to do?’  Elisha prayed and said, ‘Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.’  The Lord opened the servant's eyes and he saw, ‘the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.’  When we begin to consider other dimensions that are parallel to ours, this all makes sense!

“Consider Acts, chapter seven.  Stephen is dying, as he is being stoned; in awe, he states, ‘Look!  I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!’  Or consider at the birth of Jesus, suddenly there was ‘a multitude of the heavenly host praising God…'  There's also Jacob's dream in Genesis 28, he sees, ‘a ladder was set up  on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.’’’1

And of course Acts chapter 1 records when Jesus walked
through the walls or door of a lock room and His accession to heaven where He disappears into the clouds. 

Can science prove the existence of a different dimension? Well… “There was an interesting interview in 2006 with Lisa Randall, Professor of Physics, at Harvard University.   Based upon recent studies she said,   ‘One reason people think about extra dimensions is string theory, the hypothesis that fundamental particles are actually oscillations of tiny strands of energy. String theory gives you a way to combine two very different models of the world, quantum mechanics and general relativity. Basically, quantum mechanics applies on atomic scales, and general relativity applies on big scales. We believe there should be a single theory that works over all regimes. String theory does that, but only in a universe that has more than three dimensions of space. More generally, there's stuff we don't understand if there are only three dimensions of space, and some of those questions seem to have answers if there are extra dimensions.’  One of the things she states is that there are certain discoveries in Science that only
make sense if there are more than the 3 dimensions that we can see.

“In 2005, Frank Lee a Ph.d. in physics wrote: ‘a few years before 2000, researchers began to realize that those extra dimensions could be as large as the ordinary three dimensions. The reason why we cannot see extra dimensions is because all matter and electromagnetic waves (photons) are confined in a three dimensional sub-universe called ‘brane’. At present, we use mainly the electromagnetic waves (radio waves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, and X-ray) to see or detect things. Since the electromagnetic waves are
SHADOW OF AN ANGEL
confined in our brane, this immediately explains why we cannot detect God if He lives outside of our brane.’ These new findings, if true, make the Scriptures even more clearer.”2

Now we as Christian creation scientists have to be careful of such studies for this study was based on evolution and the big bang theory. The idea is very interesting and may eventually be able to show scientific evidence of a different dimension. However we must never let something like that pull us away from the truth of scripture. But we may one day be able to use such evidence to prove there is another dimension in which the physical evidence once again backs up the Bible.

Until next time, God bless and take care!
Willow Dressel

This week in the night skies: new moon June 16 (northern hemisphere), the 17th for the southern hemisphere.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

ANGELS, ARCH ANGELS, ANGELS AND MEN, GOD JESUS, HUMANS AND ANGELS





OF ANGELS AND MEN

Good morning world! How is everyone today? I am well, though on the tired side. But we are having a beautiful spring/summer here and there is new life everywhere. As I am typing I can hear the little chirps of baby birds all around me. 

And speaking of things all around us…are angels always all around us? Well, let’s take a look into the realm of angels.

For example, can angles speak to humans, can humans see angles either in their glory or as something else? Do humans turn into angels after we die, can we hear angels whisper into our ears, can angles come on their own volition or are they always sent by God? Can angels change shape? What about guardian angels? Is there really such a thing? How many angels are there? How many types of angels are there? Were the angels created or did they always exist with God? When did the fallen angels, fall? Can angels speak tongues? Are angles different ages? Are they male and female?
Angels are mentioned two hundred and eighty three times in the Bible, and eighty nine times in Revelations alone. One hundred and eight times angels are mentioned in the Old Testament. That is
a lot of scripture that gives us clues into God’s dimension. There are also a lot of conceptions about angles that may or may not be true. And that my friends we will look into next week!

Sorry about the short blog this week…but i have injured my hand and typing is difficult.

Until next time, take care and God bless!

Willow Dressel

Sunday, May 31, 2015

TALKING WITH THE DEAD, MEDIUMS, NEW AGE, SPIRITUALISTS, THE LORD, OMENS, WITCHCRAFT, DIVINATION



TALKING WITH THE DEAD? 
PART II

Good morning all my fine friends out there! How is life with you all? I hope as blessed but maybe not as busy as mine—its hard working seven days a week! Sometimes I feel like the walking dead I’m so tired.

Speaking of which, last week we discussed if there was life after death and if we could actually speak to our deceased loved ones…and can they communicate back with us.

Well, as we discovered, scripture is very clear about this and the answer is yes, we most certainly have the ability to contact those beyond the grave. The big question then becomes; should we.

Scripture is also very clear about this so let’s see what God says (the following scripture is the NIV):

Leviticus 19:31
“Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be
defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.”

Leviticus 20:6
“I will set my face against anyone who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute themselves by following them, and I will cut them off from their people.”

Leviticus 20:27
“A man or woman who is a medium or spiritist among you must be put to death. You are to stone them; their blood will be on their own heads.”

Deuteronomy 18:10-12
Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets
omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before
you.He sacrificed his own son in the fire, practiced divination, sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the Lord, arousing his anger.


2 Kings 23:24
Furthermore, Josiah got rid of the mediums and spiritists, the household gods, the idols and all the other detestable things seen in Judah and Jerusalem. This he did to fulfill the requirements of the law written in the book that Hilkiah the priest had discovered in the temple of the Lord.

1 Chronicles 10:13
Saul died because he was unfaithful to the Lord; he did not keep the word of the Lord and even consulted a medium for guidance…

2 Chronicles 33:6
He sacrificed his children in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced divination and witchcraft, sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the Lord,
arousing his anger.

Isaiah 8:19
When someone tells you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?

Isaiah 19:3
The Egyptians will lose heart, and I will bring their plans to nothing; they will consult the idols and the spirits of the dead, the
mediums and the spiritists.

Jeremiah 27:8-10 If, however, any nation or kingdom will not serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon or bow its neck under his yoke, I will punish that nation with the sword, famine and plague, declares the Lord, until I destroy it by his hand. So do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your interpreters of dreams, your mediums or your sorcerers who tell you, ‘You will not serve the king of Babylon.’ They prophesy lies to you that will only serve to remove you far from your lands; I will banish you and you will perish.

As you can see, throughout Scripture, the Lord unequivocally condemns consultation with spirit mediums, fortune-tellers, astrologers, witches and all other occult sources of supposed knowledge and guidance.I think it’s safe to say we should have NOTHING to do with talking to the dead. Isaiah 8:19 tells it about as good as anything…“Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?” 

As we have just discussed, it is evident there is another dimension in which the soul or spirit and angles reside in. Some people even believe they have seen beings from this dimension in the form of ghosts. Now can that be true? Is there such a thing as ghosts? 

Stay tuned for next week and find out! Until then, God bless and take care!
Willow Dressel

This week in the night sky;  In the northern hemisphere: “Tuesday, June 2 the Full Moon (exact at 12:19 p.m. EDT). The Moon rises around sunset and shines in the dim feet of Ophiuchus after dark. It forms a triangle with Antares to its right and steady Saturn farther to its upper right.
Wednesday, June 3—Two shadows on Jupiter. From 9:58 to 11:13 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, Io and Ganymede are both casting their tiny, unequal black shadows onto Jupiter's face. And, Jupiter's Great Red Spot transits the planet's central meridian around 8:38 p.m. PDT. Good luck with all this; Jupiter is now almost as distant and small as it gets.”1

For the southern lats: “The Full Moon is Wednesday June 4. Venus is prominent in the twilight evening sky. Jupiter is the brightest object in the evening sky once Venus has set. Saturn is in the head of the Scorpion and is easily visible in the evening. The Moon is close to Saturn on June 1. Comet C/2015 G2 MASTER is visible in binoculars in the evening.”2

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

mediums, familiar spirits, the dead, contacting the deceased, afterlife, ghosts

TALKING WITH THE DEAD?

Good day everyone!

How has this past week been for you? I always pray for all you readers that you have blessed weeks. Sometimes the Lords even impresses upon me to pray about certain things like finances or health or spiritual warfare or safety that I believe one of you is going through. Since the Lord is all knowing it is easy for Him to impress upon anyone the urge to pray for any situation. But one thing I have never felt from the Lord is to contact a deceased person.

Just 10 days ago one of my co-workers passed away in her home. She was young, only 32 years old. We had a memorial for her at work and while that was taking place my boss, who is not a Christian, got a text from his wife. Later he shared with us what the text was about. His wife is a median and she had a “sense” that the young woman was contacting her and gave a description of her having been in a lot of pain (both emotional and physical), but was no longer in pain and that she was happy, warm and loved where she was at. 

Could this be true? Could my friend actually have been in contact with us from another dimension? Can we really talk to the dead? Well, believe it or not, the answer is yes. Scripture is clear about this as 1 Samuel 29:3-20 states; “Now Samuel was dead, and all
Israel had mourned for him and buried him in his own town of Ramah. Saul had expelled the mediums and spiritists from the land. The Philistines assembled and came and set up camp at Shunem, while Saul gathered all Israel and set up camp at Gilboa. When Saul saw the Philistine army, he was afraid; terror filled his heart. He inquired of the Lord, but the Lord did not answer him by
dreams or Urim or prophets. Saul then said to his attendants, ‘Find me a woman who is a medium, so I may go and inquire of her.’
“‘There is one in Endor,’ they said.
“So Saul disguised himself, putting on other clothes, and at night he and two men went to the woman. ‘Consult a spirit for me,’ he said, ‘and bring up for me the one I name.’
“But the woman said to him, ‘Surely you know what Saul has done. He has cut off the mediums and spiritists from the land. Why have you set a trap for my life to bring about my death?’
“Saul swore to her by the Lord, ‘As surely as the Lord lives, you will not be punished for this.Then the woman asked, ‘Whom shall I bring up for you?’
“‘Bring up Samuel,’ he said.
“When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out at the top of her voice and said to Saul, ‘Why have you deceived me? You are Saul!’
“The king said to her, ‘Don’t be afraid. What do you see?’
“‘The woman said, ‘I see a ghostly figure[a] coming up out of the earth.’
“‘What does he look like?’ he asked.
“‘An old man wearing a robe is coming up,’ she said.
“Then Saul knew it was Samuel, and he bowed down and prostrated himself with his face to the ground. Samuel said to Saul, ‘Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?’
“‘I am in great distress,’ Saul said. ‘The Philistines are fighting against me, and God has departed from me. He no longer answers me, either by prophets or by dreams. So I have called on you to tell me what to do.’
“Samuel said, ‘Why do you consult me, now that the Lord has departed from you and become your enemy? The Lord has done what he predicted through me. The Lord has torn the kingdom out of your hands and given it to one of your neighbors—to David. Because you did not obey the Lord or carry out his fierce wrath against the Amalekites, the Lord has done this to you today. The Lord will deliver both Israel and you into the hands of the Philistines, and tomorrow you and your sons will be with me. The Lord will also give the army of Israel into the hands of the Philistines.”
“Immediately Saul fell full length on the ground, filled with fear because of Samuel’s words. His strength was gone, for he had eaten nothing all that day and all that night.”

This is a pretty powerful historical event. It is an actual recording of someone being summoned from the afterlife, what he said and what he predicted. It also proves there is an after life. “There are many (others) who believe that the personality of the deceased persists in disembodied form, perhaps as a ghost. Such a belief is found widely in animistic cultures, but also in China and many ancient nations. Witness the many tales of haunted houses and the like, even in ‘Christian’ countries.
“There are many ‘spiritualistic churches’ professing a diluted form of Christianity and led by ‘mediums' who claim to have the ability to communicate with departed family members or others. In recent years, numerous ‘New Age’ cults have also risen, many of which involve ‘channelers’ who receive ‘revelations,’ either from dead ancestors or from other kinds of spirits. It is significant that all such concepts of immortality assume that only the soul/spirit survives at death; the body is dead and that's the end of it.”1

So now the question becomes…should we be contacting the dead? What harm can it do, right? They were our loved ones after all…Well, you might be surprised what God has to say about it. 
As for my deceased co-worker… my husband pointed it that the “contact” was so generic that it was more like a horoscope or fortune cookie prediction. And although there were some details I haven't mentioned that did match my friend, they could have also matched many other people.
We’ll look into what God has to say about mediums next week. 

Until next time, God bless and take care!
Willow Dressel

This week in the night skies: First quarter moon is May 25  for the northern lats and on the 26 for the southern lats. Also for the northern lats, “Wednesday, May 27 Action at Jupiter. Ganymede and Io both cast their tiny (but unequal) black shadows onto Jupiter's face tonight from 10:01 p.m. EDT to 12:18 a.m. EDT. Meanwhile, Jupiter's Great Red Spot crosses the planet's central meridian around 10:46 p.m. EDT.”2
For the southern lats, “Comet C/2015 G2 MASTER is climbing in the evening sky fading as it goes. It should be just below magnitude 6,  but with the waxing Moon nearby it is best viewed with binoculars and telescopes. In binoculars and modest telescopes the comet will be a fuzzy blob, high power  telescopes may show the thin tail seen in astrophotographs, although the Moon makes that unlikley. The comet will move up through Canis Major towards Canis Minor this week.”3

References:
2http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-may-22-30

3http://astroblogger.blogspot.com

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Water cycle, hydrologic cycle, vapors ascending, waters above, rain, oceans



THE WATERS ABOVE

Hi everyone!

How are you? I have had a good week working hard at my job at the little zoo and keeping up with everything else. But sometimes I have too much going on and don’t remember what I am doing or what I have done. Like the time I left the water on in the horse trough and there was a lake in the pasture by the time my husband came home a few hours later. Yikes! At least it wasn't a waste because the water did soak in and give my neighbors trees a drink!

But speaking of water…how much do you know (or remember from school) about water? Water is an amazing feature of our world, without it all life would cease on our planet. Did you know the water cycle is mentioned three times in scripture? Psalm 135:7 states “He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth; He sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.(NIV version)” and in the King James Version
it reads “He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; He maketh lightnings for the rain; He bringeth the wind out
of his treasuries.” Also in Jeremiah 10:13 scripture states When he
uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.” and again in Jeremiah 51:16 “When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens; and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth: he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.”


Wow! Virtually the same statement mentioned three times in the
Bible. Anytime anything is repeated in scripture we ought to take note, for I believe God is trying to get our attention so we understand the importance of that particular subject. And the hydrologic cycle (the cycle water moves through on earth) is extremely important. “In order to provide rain to water the earth, there must be vapors ascending all over the earth (that is, evaporation from the world’s great oceans), winds then blowing from God’s unseen treasury (which God put into place using global atmospheric circulation), and, finally, lightnings for (or “‘with’) the rain (electrical discharges associated with the condensation and coalescence of
particles of water vapor in the atmosphere). All of this repeatedly transports purified waters from the ocean back over the lands to fall
as rain and snow, there finally to run off back to the oceans after performing their life-sustaining ministries on the lands.”1 Ecclesiastes 1:7 states this clearly “Unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.” 


And all of this was written thousands of years before modern scientists began to understand the hydrologic cycle. It seems there are two important factors concerning this; First, ancient man was a lot smarter than modern anthropologists give credit for, and second, all scripture is God -breathed (meaning God dictated the writings) so God not only knew about the hydrologic cycle but created it! The proof is in scripture written thousands of year ago!


The hydrologic cycle is so important that God actually compares His word to it in Isaiah 55 10:11; “For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth,…So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please”

Until next time, God bless and take care!
Willow Dressel

This week in the night skies; For the northern lats, “Three doubles under Saturn. Once Saturn has risen well up in the southeast in late evening, examine the little star 2° below it. That's Beta (β) Scorpii, a fine double star for telescopes. Another 1° below that is the very wide naked-eye pair Omega1 and Omega2 Scorpii, nearly vertical and a little too faint for the scene at the top of this page. Binoculars show their slight color difference. Left or lower left of Beta by 1.6° is Nu Scorpii, another fine telescopic double. High power in good seeing reveals Nu's brighter component itself to be a close binary, separation 2 arcseconds.”2

For the southern lats… an Aurora watch alert tonight for the Australia area and tonight and tomorrow for the South American area! This is “due to an anticipated impact from glancing blow from a Coronal Mass Ejection interacting with a coronal hole solar wind stream. This could translate into aurora at any time during the night time of the 17th to early morning 18th.  Aurora, if they flare up tonight, are likely to be seen only in Tasmania (possibly Victoria). Aurora can occur at any time after nightfall (although around midnight or just after seems to be common). Dark sky sites have the best chance of seeing anything, and always allow around 5 minutes for your eyes to become dark adapted.As always look to the south for shifting red/green glows, beams have been reported consistently over the last few aurora and a large green "blob" has been seen.”3

And for everyone…New moon on monday the 18th. This should help for the southern aurora viewers!

References:
1Institute for Creation Research, Days of Praise, Daily Bible Reading and Devotional Commentaries, March*April*May 2015. Copyright 2015. pg Saturday, May 16.
2http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-may-15-23/