Genesis 1:16 “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.”
‘Let’s say that you drop by a friend’s house, and you find her at one end of the kitchen with a sponge mop in her hands. Three-quarters of the kitchen floor is wet. That picture provides you with a type of clock. You know that she has been mopping the kitchen floor for awhile and is nearly done.
It’s much the same in space. There is a great deal of dust in between the Earth, the moon, all the other planets, and the sun. However, you won’t need to send your friend with the mop to clean it up because the sun and planets slowly sweep this dust from space. If you have ever seen a meteor or “shooting star” streak through the night sky, the bright trail was probably made by a particle no larger than a grain of sand. The Earth was doing its part in the solar system’s ongoing janitorial work. Yes, some of this space dust actually ends up in our homes!
Unlike what often seems to be true in our homes, there is a limited supply of dust in space. It is, however, still a huge amount. Like your friend’s kitchen floor, we might get an idea of how long the Earth, the sun and the other planets have been around by finding out how much of that dust has already been cleaned up. According to scientists’ own figures, our Earth and the rest of the solar system could not have been around more than 10,000 years!
This is such a mystery to scientists who believe that things are billions of years old that some have even suggested that this dust doesn’t follow the laws of physics. However, this is no mystery to those of us who know that the Bible provides for only about 6,000 years of Earth history – and therefore only about 6,000 years of space dust janitorial service!’https://creationmoments.com/sermons/a-janitorial-service-in-space-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-janitorial-service-in-space-2&mc_cid=c2038361e4&mc_eid=00c1dcff3c
“O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.”
‘There are a number of blurry, indistinct, cloudy-looking objects in the night sky which are not pinpoints of light as the stars are. One hundred ten of these are the so-called Messier objects, which were cataloged by one Charles Messier – a French astronomer who lived from 1730 through 1817. These are a mixture of objects. Some of them we would now call nebulae – quite literally, nebulous clouds of interstellar dust and gas. Examples of these are M8 – the Lagoon Nebula in the constellation of Sagittarius, and M42 – the famous Orion Nebula. Others are star clusters, such as The Pleiades, in Taurus – an object mentioned in the Bible, which is cataloged as M45. Still others are actually other galaxies, such as M104, the Sombrero Galaxy, or M31 – the Andromeda Galaxy.
Why did Messier catalog such a wide variety of different objects without commenting on their differentiation? The answer is that he wasn’t actually interested in those objects. He cataloged them, rather, as a police officer catalogs data from a possible suspect in order to eliminate them from the inquiry. Messier was interested in comets – which also, from a distance, look like blurry objects. The difference is that comets, being Solar System objects, move from night to night, whereas his cataloged objects appear fixed relative to the stars.
The Hebrew word for star includes what we call stars today and other objects, such as Messier’s objects. All were made by God and declare His glory.’https://creationmoments.com/sermons/not-comets/?mc_cid=2e23f5c024&mc_eid=00c1dcff3c
Matthew 2:1,2 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
‘On 21st December 2020, the planets Jupiter and Saturn will pass so close to one another they will appear as one. The expected increase in brightness has people making all sorts of claims about the original Christmas star. Three thousand years ago King David also wrote about the then yet to come Christmas star when he penned: “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained”. (Psalm 8:3 KJV)
According to experts the last time Jupiter and Saturn had such a close passing was some 800 years ago, shortly after the Normans invaded England and brought their Latin-based language with them, the word ‘consider’ included. That word found its way into the English language Coverdale Bible (1535) and thence to widespread usage via the 1611 King James Bible, as the translation for the Hebrew word ‘raw-aw’, meaning to look and think about, which in the case of Psalm 8 means to view and ponder the lighted objects in the heavens.
The connection is fascinating because the old Latin word for star is ‘sider’. Have you ‘consider-ed’ that, because the word ‘con-sider’ actually means ‘with the stars’? Present day astronomers state this latest Christmas star event happens once every 800 years. Therefore, it should have been seen in the 1200’s, then before that in the 400’s and also around 400 BC, so it can’t have been the real Christmas star from two millennia ago that heralded Jesus birth.
The predictable regularity of even this ‘Christmas star’ is an example of what Psalmist David labels ‘ordained’ – i.e. there is a plan built into star motion and star time. Ordained means set aside for a holy purpose, and we first read about such an ordination back in Genesis 1:14-19 where God made the stars for signs and times and seasons.
The wise men who visited Christ certainly con-sider-ed the stars – and 2,000 years ago they set out in faith because of a star sign which somehow meant go to Israel. When they arrived in Jerusalem it was the priests who told them the written Word of God stated the King they sought would be born in Bethlehem. (Matthew 2:4-6 quoting Micah 5:2) The Magi, or wise men, had believed in faith, firstly the star sign and then the Scriptures, and they obeyed. Those wise men came to worship the Christ who is King of Creation, so let us do the same as we recognise it was this same Jesus who had set the planets and the stars in motion on the fourth day of creation, and given them such a notion that they would be in the right place at just the right time to message the wise men that the King was coming. The Christmas star was ordained, i.e. set aside for holy purpose from the beginning.
You and I need to con-sider the stars just like the wise men did, and then proclaim with the Psalmist ‘O Lord Our Lord how majestic is your name in all the earth’ (Psalm 8:1) and never forget that this same Jesus also warned us that in the last days the stars will begin to fall (Matthew 24:29). Make sure you trust Him as the sovereign all-knowing all-powerful Creator Lord, and as your Saviour and King, and be in awe of the One who built the end into the beginning.’ An email from https://creationresearch.net/