He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. 

Psalms 147:4

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.  Genesis 1:16

So we labored in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared. 

Nehemiah 4:21

Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not, and sealeth up the stars, which spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.

Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.

Which doeth great things past finding out, and wonders without number.

Job 9:7


Is not God in the height of heaven? And behold the height of the stars, how high they are!  And thou sayest how does God know?  Can he judge through the dark cloud?

Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not, and he walketh in the circuit of heaven.

Job 22:12-14


Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened?  Or who laid the cornerstone thereof,

When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? 

Job 38:6,7

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him?  Psalms 8:3,4

The moon and stars to rule by night: for His mercy endureth for ever. Psalms 136:9

Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.  Psalms 148:3


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 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.

Isaiah 13:9,10

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!  How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God:  I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north.

I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most high. 

ISAIAH 14:12-14

Saith the Lord which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar, the Lord of hosts is his name:

Jeremiah 31:35


And they that be wise shall shine bright as the firmament; and they shall turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.  Daniel 12:3


The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. 

Joel 2:10

Seek Him that maketh the seven stars and Orion. 

Amos 5:8


Immediately after the tribulation of those day 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.

Matthew 24:29

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s heart’s failing them for fear, and looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.  Luke 21:25


There is one glory in the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars:  for one star differeth from another star in glory. 

1 Corinthians 15:41



And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks.  The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches:  and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.  Revelation 1:16,20


And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.   Revelation 6:13

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.

And his tail drew the third part of the part of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child, as soon as it was born.

Revelation 12:1,4


Heavenly knowledge will be progressive.

All the treasures of the universe will be opened to the study of God’s redeemed.  Unfettered by mortality, they wing their tireless flights to worlds afar—worlds that thrilled with sorrow at the spectacle of human woe and rang with songs of gladness at the tidings of a ransomed soul.  With unutterable delight the children of earth enter into the joy and wisdom of unfallen beings.  They share the treasures of knowledge and understanding gained through the ages upon ages in contemplation of God’s handiwork. With undimmed vision they gaze upon the glory of creation—suns and stars and systems, all in their appointed order, circling the throne of Deity.  Upon all things from the least to the greatest, the Creators name is written, and in all are the riches of His power displayed.


And the years of eternity, as they roll, will bring richer and still more glorious revelations of God and of Christ.  As knowledge is progressive, so will love, reverence, and happiness increase.  The more men learn of God, the greater will be their admiration of his character.

Social Life

There we shall know even as also we are known. There the loves and sympathies that God has planted in the soul will find truest and sweetest exercise.  The pure communion with holy beings, the harmonious social life with the blessed angels and with the faithful ones of all ages, the sacred fellowship that binds together. 

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God would have his children appreciate his works, and delight in the simple, quiet beauty with which he has adorned our earthly home.  He is a lover of the beautiful, and above all that is outwardly attractive he loves beauty of character; He would have us cultivate purity and simplicity, the quiet graces of the flowers.

If we will but listen, God’s created works will teach us precious lessons of obedience and trust.   From the stars that in their trackless course through space, follow from age to age their appointed path, down to the minutest atom, the things of nature obey the Creator’s will.  And God cares for everything and sustains everything that he has created, He who upholds the unnumbered worlds throughout immensity, at the same time cares for the wants of the little brown sparrow that sings its humble little song without fear.



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WE all entered the cloud together, and were seven days ascending to the sea of glass, when Jesus brought the crowns and with his own right hand placed them upon our heads.  He gave us harps of gold and palms of victory.  Here on the sea of glass the 144,000 stood in a perfect square.  Some of them had very bright crowns, others not so bright.  Some crowns appeared heavy with stars, while others had but few.  All were perfectly satisfied with their crowns.  And they were clothed with a glorious white mantle from their shoulders to their feet.  Angels were all about us as we marched over the sea of glass to the gate of the city.  Jesus raise His mighty glorious arm, laid hold of the pearly gate, swung it back on its glittering hinges, and said to us, “You have washed your robes in my blood, stood stiffly for my truth; enter in.”  We all marched in and felt that we had a perfect right in the city.


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