Stars, Thrones, Dominions and Spiritual Wickedness in Heavenly Places
Some years back I was looking at photos of Nebulas at the Adler Planetarium site. I was startled by one whose name I can't remember when I thought I saw a being sitting on a throne clearly outlined in the photo. I pointed it out to a friend, and sent to her. But later on had a computer crash and lost the photo, and by then Adler changed their site and couldn't find it again.
Now we know that God wrote the plan of salvation in the stars, called the Mazzaroth. And we know that we are seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus. We also know that sometimes in the Word of God, the Lord refers to angels as STARS. Sometimes they appear as orbs of light, bright light. Demons also can appear as an angel of light. It says Satan himself does this. I once saw a demon many years ago, who scared me awake in the morning pounding on my bed. I watched as he was running out of the room - well I don't know about how he was moving, not like our running. But as he was exiting...he was surrounded in light, but was obviously evil, and had hunched back and talons,with which he scratched my knee slightly & long grey bushy hair.
Paul Cox's article on DIMENSIONS kind of stirred this up in me. What we see is one area of dimensions, but Second heaven is a whole other dimension where we see Satan and his demons. When we see in the spirit, we are seeing into another dimension. Third heaven is when we see Jesus, Holy Spirit, angels, and the throne of God, heavenly places...and is another dimension of the heavenlies. I felt God stirring me to look at some more photos of nebulas, and also looked up meanings in these couple verses.
Hubble Star Cluster Burst
[ Note right side of photo look at it
look] Closely for a bit
Colossians 1:16-18 NKJV For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
Ephesians 6:12-13 NKJV For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Luke 2:13-14 NKJV And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!"
NT:746 arche (ar-khay'); from NT:756; (properly abstract) a commencement, or (concretely) chief (in various applications of order, time, place, or rank): KJV - beginning, corner, (at the, the) first (estate), magistrate, power, principality, principle, rule.
NT:756 archomai (ar'-khom-ahee); middle voice of NT:757 (through the implication of precedence); to commence (in order of time): KJV - (rehearse from the) begin (-ning).
NT:757 a&rxw archo (ar'-kho); a primary verb; to be first (in political rank or power): KJV - reign (rule) over.
NT:2362 thronos (thron'-os); from thrao (to sit); a stately seat ("throne"); by implication, power or (concretely) a potentate: KJV - seat, throne.
NT:2963 kuriotes (koo-ree-ot'-ace); from NT:2962; mastery, i.e. (concretely and collectively) rulers: KJV - dominion, government.
NT:1849 exousia (ex-oo-see'-ah); from NT:1832 (in the sense of ability); privilege, i.e. (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely, magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence: KJV - authority, jurisdiction, liberty, power, right, strength.
Rulers of Darkness
Rulers: NT:2888 (kos-mok-fat'-ore); from NT:2889 and NT:2902; a world-ruler, an epithet of Satan: KJV - ruler.
Spiritual Wickedness – wickedness = poneria
NT:4189 poneria (pon-ay-ree'-ah); from NT:4190; depravity, i.e. (specifically) malice; plural (concretely) plots, sins: KJV - iniquity, wickedness.
NT:4190 poneros (pon-ay-ros'); from a derivative of NT:4192; hurtful, i.e. evil (properly, in effect or influence, and thus differing from NT:2556, which refers rather to essential character, as well as from NT:4550, which indicates degeneracy from original virtue); figuratively, calamitous; also (passively) ill, i.e. diseased; but especially (morally) culpable, i.e. derelict, vicious, facinorous; neuter (singular) mischief, malice, or (plural) guilt; masculine (singular) the devil, or (plural) sinners: KJV - bad, evil, grievous, harm, lewd, malicious, wicked (-ness). See also NT:4191.
NT:4191 poneroteros (pon-ay-rot'-er-os);
comparative of NT:4190; more evil: KJV - more wicked.
The Above photo is of the DRACO Nebula [ Yes Draco means DRAGON ]
If stars can die, perhaps God is ever creating new ones in the heavenlies. But maybe it is something that was already sent in motion from the beginning. So that it goes on and on. Hubble has given us a glimpse into eternity and I think it can help us to appreciate our place in CHRIST. If we are seated with HIM, then we have nothing to fear. He is WITH US, IN US, and surrounds us with songs of deliverance. His creation is beautiful and incomprehensible beauty.
WE WRESTLE NOT WITH FLESH AND BLOOD, but these principalities and powers of darkness. WE MUST get perspective that men are not our enemy, it is SATAN and his minions who are the real enemy. When people reject or abuse us, it is not them, it is what CONTROLS them.
GOD through the blood of Jesus has given us AUTHORITY over serpents and scorpions, and HE doesn't mean those animals, though we have dominion over them also, but there is one nebula called the serpentine nebula. There are beings that inhabit the heavens and even in the dimensions we can see that try to control us. We can dismiss the TRUTH, or believe it.
God is so much bigger than any star, principality or anything that could come against us.