Amos 5:8: “Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turns the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: (The Dark Day) that calleth for the waters of the sea, and pours them out upon the face of the earth: (Grace is finished.  It is the Day of the Lord.  The Lord calls for the waters of the sea and sudden destruction comes!) The LORD is his name.”






Our Lord Jesus is coming again and when He comes, He comes through the open space in Orion!  Lo, He comes, and we must prepare ourselves and BE READY.  When He comes, the Lord will ride forth a mighty conqueror from Mt Zion, His present location in the heavenly sanctuary, and when He comes, the Lord will bring with Him all the angelic hosts.  Jesus comes to “judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom.” 2 Timothy 4:1.  Psalms 48:1-3 says of Mt. Zion:  “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.  God is known in her palaces for a refuge.”  And the apostle Paul says of Mt. Zion in Hebrews 12:22-24:   “But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant…” 

Soon, very soon, “Jesus the mediator of the new covenant” will ORION NEBULA 4complete His work in the heavenly sanctuary.  Soon, very soon, every case will be decided and the irrevocable decree will be made:  “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.  And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.”  Revelation 22:11, 12.  The Kingdom of GRACE will become the Kingdom of GLORY.  It is finished and then great destruction comes.  Hannah, in her prophetic prayer says of the Kingdom of glory which is very soon to be established says::  “The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifts up.  He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD's, and he hath set the world upon them.  He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; (the Dark Day) for by strength shall no man prevail.  The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: (the Lord ROARS from Mt. Zion in the Day of the Lord—Joel 3:16) the LORD shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.”  1 Samuel 2:7-10.    

When the Lord thunders upon the wicked, the sun, the moon and the stars will withdraw their shining.  It is the Dark Day when no man can work.  Jesus said in John 9:4:  “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.”  When the gospel is finished, DARKNESS will come upon the inhabitants of this earth.  Literal darkness!   Matthew 24:29 says:  “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.”

“When he leaves the sanctuary, darkness covers the inhabitants of the earth. In that fearful time the righteous must ORION NEBULA 5live in the sight of a holy God without an intercessor. The restraint which has been upon the wicked is removed, and Satan has entire control of the finally impenitent. God's long-suffering has ended. The world has rejected his mercy, despised his love, and trampled upon his law. The wicked have passed the boundary of their probation; the Spirit of God, persistently resisted, has been at last withdrawn. Unsheltered by divine grace, they have no protection from the wicked one. Satan will then plunge the inhabitants of the earth into one great, final trouble. As the angels of God cease to hold in check the fierce winds of human passion, all the elements of strife will be let loose. The whole world will be involved in ruin more terrible than that which came upon Jerusalem of old.”  {GC88 614.1}

“A single angel destroyed all the first-born of the Egyptians, and filled the land with mourning. When David offended against God by numbering the people, one angel caused that terrible destruction by which his sin was punished. The same destructive power exercised by holy angels when God commands, will be exercised by evil angels when he permits. There are forces now ready, and only waiting the divine permission, to spread desolation everywhere.”  {GC88 614.2}.

ORION NEBULA 6Isaiah 13:9-13 says:   “Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.  For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.  And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.  I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.  Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.”

The Lord is soon to destroy the wicked of the nations.  Babylon, that great city is soon to find judgment from the Lord.  The Lord has a controversy with all the nations.  The Day of the Lord will find them astonished when sudden destruction comes upon them.  The prophet-priest Ezekiel says of the coming destruction and fierce anger of the Lord in Ezekiel 32:4-9:   “Then will I leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee forth upon the open field, and will cause all the fowls of the heaven to remain upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of the whole earth with thee.  And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, and fill the valleys with thy height.  I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou swimmest, even to the mountains; and the rivers shall be full of thee.  And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.  All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord GOD.  I will also vex the hearts of many people, when I shall bring thy destruction among the nations, into the countries which thou hast not known.”  The destruction that is coming after the Lord completes His heavenly ministry is no joke.  Great loss of life will come.  The cities on the edge of the water will be swept away by the Broom of destruction and they shall be as nothing.  Isaiah says of this destruction:  “For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD.   I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.  The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand.”  Isaiah 14:22-24.  Then Jesus comes!

Ellen White says:  “December 16, 1848, the Lord gave me a view of the shaking of the powers of the heavens. I saw that when the Lord said "heaven," in giving the signs recorded by Matthew, Mark, and Luke, He meant heaven, and when He said "earth," He meant earth. The powers of heaven are the sun, moon, and stars. They rule in the heavens. The powers of earth are those that rule on the earth. The powers of heaven will be shaken at the voice of God. Then the sun, moon, and stars will be moved out of their places. They will not pass away, but be shaken by the voice of God.” “Dark heavy clouds came up, and clashed against each other. The atmosphere parted and rolled back; then we could look up through the open space in Orion, whence came the voice of God. The holy city will come down through that open space…{CET 111.2}.


ORION NEBULA 7 Friends, Jesus comes through the open space in Orion.  A picture of the second coming is presented for us by the apostle John in the book of Revelation. Revelation 19:11-16  says:   And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.  And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.  And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.  And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”  Yes, we are to “Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name.” Amos 5:8.
Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Creator, the One who made heaven and earth and all the universe.  He made Orion and He made the seven stars or the Big Dipper.  Amos 5:8 says:  “Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night…”  When a person goes out at night and looks up at the sky, especially here in Puerto Rico, the Big Dipper, or the seven stars are on the right hand, while Orion is on the left.  If we lift up our hands, one on the right, and one on the left in prayer to our great Creator, then we can truly see with our spiritual eyes.  Jesus made the seven stars and He made Orion.  He made the universe for He is the Creator.  As the apostle John says:   John 1:1-5:  “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.  ORION NEBULA 9In him was life; and the life was the light of men.  And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”   The Big Dipper points to the North Star where Mt. Zion is located.  The state flag of Alaska pictures this fact.  Mt Zion, the city of the living God, is on the sides of the North as the Scriptures tell us.  Psalms 48:2 says:  “Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.”   


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

 The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33 in bright nebula IC 434) is a dark nebula in the Orion constellation. The nebula is located just below Alnitak, the star furthest left on Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. It is approximately 1500 light years from Earth. One of the most identifiable nebulae because it is so bright and hot in the ORION NEBULA  11sky, it is part of a swirling cloud of dark dust and gases, shaped like a horse's head (hence its name), but some people also believe it looks like a lion and its mane. The unusual shape was first discovered in 1888 by Williamina Fleming on photographic plate B2312 taken at the Harvard Colleg Observatory.                                                           

The red glow originates from hydrogen gas predominantly behind the nebula, ionized by the nearby bright star Sigma Orionis. The darkness of the Horsehead is caused mostly by thick dust, although the lower part of the Horsehead's neck casts a shadow to the left. Streams of gas leaving the nebula are funneled by a strong magnetic field. Bright spots in the Horsehead Nebula's base are young stars just in the process of forming.”  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Some say that when they look at the Horsehead Nebula they see a LION. Truly, the LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH is about to make His appearance. He comes through the open space in Orion. BE READY. Hebrews 1:1-2 says:  “In the  past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.” (NIV).   

ORION NEBULA  12Friends, the EVIL DAYS are coming.  The DAY OF THE LORD is at hand and what are we to do?  Ecclesiastes  12:1-7 tells us that we are to:   “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;  While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:  In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened, (the Dark Day).  And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low;  Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to ORION NEBULA  13his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:  Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.  Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”  Soon, destruction is coming upon this earth.  The sun, the moon, the stars will not give their light.  Probation has closed.  It is the Dark Day when no man can work. The Holy Spirit has been withdrawn. As the Preacher says: "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”  In the days of Noah, the Holy Spirit was withdrawn after 120 years of the Lord plaeding with Noah's generation. In our day it is the same. Genesis 6:3 says: "...My spirit shall not always strive with man for that he is also flesh; yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years." One hundred and twenty years were given for Noah's generation and the same is true today. In the year 1888 the Loud cry of the third angel began. We have reached the 120 years of Noah and now the Lord will come. The Dark Day will surely come.   It will be dark outside.  The doors will be shut up for fear of that which is coming.  The songs in that day will be songs of sorrow and mourning and woe.  And if we do not have the Lord in our hearts and are sealed, “desire will fail.”  It is finished.  We have come to the end and only judgment awaits those who did not commit their soul to the Lord.  Friends, Jesus comes.  He is even at the door of heaven’s portal and at the second coming; Jesus and His angels will stream through the open space in Orion, the black hole, even now forming in the constellation Orion.  Praise the name of our Savior.  Praise the One who made the sun, the moon, and the stars for He reigns, He rules; He comes for the one who loves Him. 

When I look at the Orion Nebula, I see the four main stars and then inside, I see a FLYING CROSS.  Friends, the way of the cross leads home.   Our Lord Jesus gave all so that we might have eternal life and be with Him forever.  “The value of a soul, who can estimate? Would you know its worth, go to Gethsemane, and there watch with Christ through those hours of anguish, when He sweat as it were great drops of blood. Look upon the Saviour uplifted on the cross. Hear that despairing cry, "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?" Mark 15:34. Look upon the wounded head, the pierced side, the marred feet. Remember that Christ risked all. For our redemption, heaven itself was imperiled. At the foot of the cross, remembering that for one sinner Christ would have laid down His life, you may estimate the value of a soul.”  {COL 196.4).  Friend, Jesus loves us very much.  He is soon to come to redeem us.  Will you be ready?  Will you be His?   Decide today that you will:  “Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turns the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night:  that calleth for the waters of the sea, and pours them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name.”  Amos 5:8 


Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.  Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.  Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.  Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.  Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.   He hath also established them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.”