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The Gospel in the Stars (2). Derek Walker. What the Bible says… Genesis 1:14 : “God said, “Let there be lights in the heavens.. and let them be for SIGNS and SEASONS (moedim) ...and it was so.”. Ancient Revelations.

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What the Bible says…

Genesis 1:14: “God said,

“Let there be lights in the heavens.. and let them be for SIGNS and SEASONS (moedim) ...and it was so.”

ancient revelations
Ancient Revelations.
  • Certain things we revealed by God to Adam which he passed onto his children, through Seth, Enoch and Noah.
  • These can be found in every culture, with different degrees of corruption, but showing a common origin.

*Animal sacrifice and Blood Covenant.

*Temples and Cherubim.

*The star names, pictures and stories.

The Jews believed that the stars contained an ancient revelation of God known by Adam, Seth and Enoch (see Josephus).
  • The first prophecy (Genesis 3:15)

gave the key to the star story.

  • As they had no TV, they all knew the stars well. The stars were the best visual means for God to communicate His story to them. Father would teach son all the stories associated with the stars.
god is against astrology
God is against Astrology!
  • The truth is that the stars contain a Divine Revelation. But when men fell into heathenism they started to worship the creation rather than the Creator.
  • Astrology is one aspect of this corrupted religion which believes in the stars as gods that control our lives.
  • Amos 5:8: “Seek Him that makes the Seven Stars (Pleiades) and Orion.”
False religion believes that the stars are gods or represent gods, which they worship.
  • Acts 28:11: “We sailed in an Alexandrian ship whose figure-head was the Twin Brothers (Castor and Pollux of Gemini).”
  • True religion believes the stars contain a pictorial message from the Creator God describing the coming Saviour of man.
  • The Bible condemns horoscopes and astrology in: Isaiah 47:13,14; Jeremiah 10:2,3; 2Kings 23:5; Deuteronomy 4:19, Zephaniah 1:5, and Acts 7:42,43.
As the peoples scattered across the earth they all took with them a knowledge of the original Zodiac, but corrupted by paganism.
  • They also retold the stories in terms of their heroes and gods (e.g. Hercules, Perseus).

Every culture (Hebrew, Arab, Egyptian, Persian, etc) has their own version. These stories echo the original Gospel story. Their Zodiacs are a central feature of their religion.

  • Many names of the stars and constellations agree across all languages. It is therefore possible to reconstruct the original Message.
the bible says the gospel is in the stars
The Bible says the Gospel is in the stars!
  • Romans10:17,18: “Faith comes by hearing the word (message) of Christ. But I say, have they (all mankind) not heard? Yes indeed: “Their sound has gone out to all the earth, and their words (teaching or message) to the ends of the world.”
  • Psalm 19:4: “Their sound (voice) has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.”
Where is this message coming from?
  • Psalm 19:1-4: “The HEAVENS declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Their sound has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.”
the heavenly message
The Heavenly Message.
  • The heavens are declaring a message about the glory of God to the whole earth.
  • Jesus Christ is the glory of the invisible God! (2Corinthians 4:6, Hebrews 1:3, Colossians 1:15)!
  • Romans 10:18 says that this Message is the Gospel of Christ.
Psalm 19:5,6 describes the central character:“In the heavens He has set a tabernacle (a dwelling place, the zodiac) for the SUN which is like a BRIDEGROOM coming out of his chamber and rejoices like a STRONG MAN to run its race. Its rising is from one end of heaven, and its circuit to the other end; and there is nothing hidden from its heat.”
  • The Sun represents the Messiah (Malachi 4:2) running His race, fulfilling His mission. He will accomplish step by step everything described in God’s stellar PICTURE BOOK.
The sun signifies His glorious Person
  • The constellations signify what He will do.
  • The sun has two circuits: daily and yearly
  • Each day the sun shows Jesus coming out of His Chamber (Heaven) becoming the Light of the world. He comes as a Bridegroom coming to save and fetch His Bride and take her back to Heaven.
The sun also travels on a path called the ecliptic. Once a year the sun completes the circuit having gone through the 12 signs of the Zodiac.
  • Zodiac means ‘a way by steps’.
  • Each month the sun enters a different sign, signifying the next aspect of Christ’s work. So every 12 months it prophesies the whole work of Christ.
  • The sun shows us the way of the Son - The Way of Salvation.
the messiah as the mighty man
The Messiah as the Mighty Man.
  • In the stars He comes to defeat the enemies of God (the dangerous monsters) which are too powerful for us
  • Jesus defeated the powers of sin, satan and all the curse of death for us!
  • His enemies are all crushed under His feet, but He Himself is stung and wounded unto death in the process.
Starting with Virgo the 12 SIGNS and their DECANS tell in order the story of the Son. As the Sun goes through these 12 Signs in turn from Virgo to Leo, so the Son of God will fulfill His mission step by step!
the proto evangelium
The Proto-Evangelium.
  • Genesis 3:15: “I will put enmity between YOU (the Serpent) and the WOMAN, and between your seed and her SEED (the Messiah, the Seed of the Woman). HE (Christ) shall bruise (crush) your head, and you shall bruise His heel.”
the main characters
The Main Characters.
  • They are exactly those in Genesis 3:15:
  • THE VIRGIN (mother of the SEED).
  • THE SEED or SON, JESUS CHRIST = The MIGHTY MAN conquering the forces of evil.

Jesus is the central character and hero of the Story!

  • THE DEFEATED ENEMY (satan and his seed)
  • BELIEVERS (the Seed in Christ, pictured

as the Bride, the fishes, the sheep).

  • There are 12 chapters based on the

12 Signs of the Zodiac.

  • Each sign has 3 associated signs (Decans) which develop the revelation of the main Sign This makes 48 constellations in all.
  • The other constellations added in modern times are not part of the original revelation.
  • The key truths are in the PICTURES and NAMES of the stars and constellations preserved from God’s original naming.
The story is in 3 ACTS of 4 Chapters each:
  • ACT 1: The Redeemer’s First Coming

- His Sufferings. Salvation obtained.

  • ACT 2: The Redeemed - The result of the Redeemer’s sufferings. Salvation bestowed.
  • ACT 3: The Redeemer’s Second Coming –His Glory (His dominion and final judgement).
In each Act of 4 chapters:
  • Chapter 1 reveals the Person- the Redeemer
  • Chapters 2 and 3 reveal His Work of salvation (obtaining and bestowing favour

on His people) and dominion (the spiritual conflict involved in overcoming His enemies).

  • Chapter 4 - His ultimate Triumph.
the proto evangelium22
The Proto-Evangelium.
  • Genesis 3:15: “I will put enmity between YOU (the Serpent) and the WOMAN, and between your seed and her SEED (the Messiah, the Seed of the Woman). HE (Christ) shall bruise (crush) your head, and you shall bruise His heel.”
ACT 1: The First Coming of the Redeemer
  • Chapter 1: The Seed of the Woman

*VIRGO, the Virgin brings forth

the promised seed

*COMA, the Desired One of the Nations.

*CENTAURUS, the Dual-Natured Centaur

in Death

*BOOTES, the Coming Good Shepherd

the story starts with the saviour s birth
The Story starts with the Saviour’s Birth

“The Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive,

and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel (God with us)” (Isaiah 7:14).

  • “When the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman” (Galatians 4:4).
act 1 chapter 1
Act 1 - Chapter 1
  • VIRGO – The Virgin
All the ancient traditions emphasise she is a VIRGIN.
  • Latin: VIRGO
  • In Arabic: ADORAH = The Pure Virgin.
  • In Greek: PARTHENOS


  • Hebrew: Bethulah - a virgin in the NT.
The sign also emphasises MOTHERHOOD.

She is seen as the MOTHER of the SEED.

  • Holds a Branch and Ear of Corn or Wheat.
  • Babylonian: The Great Mother
  • Assyrian: She who brings forth.
  • The SEED is seen as more important than her.
  • In Egypt she is called ASPOLIO = THE SEED,


  • An altar in Gaul (100 BC) says she is the: “Virgin who is to bring forth”
  • Shakespeare in Titus Andronicus talks about the ‘good boy in Virgo’s lap.’
  • Early Babylonian & Egyptian pictures show her with an infant in her arms (Horus: He who comes forth).
star names
Star Names
  • The brightest star (representing Christ) is in the ear of corn in her left hand.

Latin name SPICA = THE EAR / SEED OF CORN, from its location.

Its original Hebrew names were



  • Arabic - Al Zimach= THE BRANCH

which denotes SONSHIP.

The BRANCH is a major title of the Messiah used four times.
  • These four prophecies show

the Branch as KING (Jer 23:5,6),

  • as God’s SERVANT (Zechariah 3:8),
  • as a MAN (Zechariah 6:12)
  • and as GOD (Isaiah 4:2).
Other stars in Virgo are:
  • ‘Zavijaveh’ = “Gloriously beautiful” (Is 4:2)

2. ‘Al Mureddin’ = “Who shall come down”

or “he shall have dominion” (Arabic)

and Vindemiatrix = “the son, or branch who comes” (Chaldee)

3.SUBILON in her right hand=the ear of corn

4. Al Azal = the Branch

SUMMARY: The Virgin is laying down on the ecliptic, having given birth to the promised Seed, which she holds in her hands. She is the holder and bringer forth of the Seed, who is the Branch.
  • From now on this SEED will be the hero of the story.
Revelation 12:1,2:Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman (VIRGO) clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labour and in pain to give birth.
This tells us that a sign that Christ is about to be born of the virgin is that the sun is in Virgo (September/October) and the moon is under her feet (a very rare occurrence).
  • Jesus died at Passover AD33 after 33.5 years
  • He was born therefore at Tabernacles 2BC.
  • The King’s birth would be announced 14 days before at Trumpets 2BC (1st Tishri).
  • This is September 27th 2BC (Gregorian).
Ancient zodiacs show a seated woman holding and admiring her child.
  • The Egyptian name was ‘Shesnu’ = the desired son.
  • The Egyptian Temple Dendarah shows Coma as a seated woman and her child (2000 BC).
  • Corruption 300 BC: Coma Berenice.
COMA = THE DESIRED, The LONGED FOR ONE, the very word used of Messiah in Haggai 2:7: “The DESIRE of all nations shall come.”
  • The great Arabian astronomer, Albumazer (805-885 AD) said: “There arises in the first Decan as the Persians, Chaldeans and Egyptians and the two Hermes and Ascalius teach, a young woman whose Persian name denotes a pure virgin, sitting on a throne, nourishing an infant boy having a Hebrew name , by some nations called ‘Ihesu’, signifying Ieza - the Christ.”
  • Subilah =who bears (Hebrew)
  • Adrenosa (Arabic) –The Virgin who carries
  • In her lap: Hazanethon (Arabic)

– The Branch.

Tradition says a star prophesied by Daniel would appear in His sign: The star at the time of Christ - the brightest for a time:
  • “At the appearance of the Lord a star shone brighter than all the other stars” (Ignatius).
CENTAURUS, the Dual-Natured Centaur in death.
  • The Centaur with two natures, holding a spear piercing a victim.
  • Centaurs have the torso and head of a man and underneath the body and legs of a horse. The Centaur has a dual nature. This represents Christ who has two natures in one being. He is both God and man. Under Christ’s human nature is His Divine nature.
Hebrew name is BEZEH = THE DESPISED

Isaiah 53:3: “He is despised and rejected of men.”

  • Arabic and Chaldaic name also: ‘the despised’
  • Another Hebrew name ‘Asmeath’

= ‘The despised Sin-Offering’.

  • The Greeks: Cheiron = the pierced.
The brightest star Alpha Centauri. Its ancient name was Toliman = ‘the Heretofore and the Hereafter’ speaking of Christ ‘Who is, Who was and Who is to come’ (Revelation 1:8).

It is in the horse part confirming its identification with the Deity of Christ.

  • PROXIMA = the Pierced.
Mythology of the Centaurs. Mighty warriors, heaven-begotten, born of the clouds, sons of God, but hated by gods and men and hunted down and killed. The Greek name for Centauros was Cheiron = ‘the pierced’ or ‘he who pierces’, the most noted of the Centaurs with great wisdom, righteousness and was greatly skilled in hunting, medicine, music,prophecy and was immortal. He was the teacher of the Greek heroes. Wounded by an poisoned arrow from Hercules. He was immortal (eternal) but he voluntarily agreed to die and through his death he transferred his immortality to Prometheus and for this he was lifted up by the great God and given a place in the stars.
  • Like Cheiron, Christ instructed men in the ways of truth

but He was despised and rejected of men. He was fatally wounded whilst doing his good work by an arrow from Heaven (God’s judgment upon sin). Although immortal

he chose to die from that wound that others might live.

He voluntarily laid down his life for our eternal life. Therefore God highly exalted him.

Low down in the sky.
  • He is being offered up upon a Cross - the symbol of LIFE through DEATH. As He is being offered up for our sins on the cross, He is also in the act of piercing Lupus with a spear. This beast slain by Centaur is our sinful nature.
  • When Christ was pierced on the Cross, he bore our sin-nature so that “we were crucified with Christ.” Thus on the Cross, Christ pierced and condemned sin in the flesh (Romans 8:4).
  • See the next chapter for the Cross and Beast which focuses on His work (see how the chapters fit together).
BOOTES, the Coming Good Shepherd. Having shown his birth, growth, work on the Cross we now see him high and victorious, pictured as a strong man, an Oriental Shepherd walking rapidly, leading forth His sheep from the sheepfold. In his hands he holds a Shepherds Staff and a Sickle.
  • Hebrew root ‘Bo’ meaning ‘The Coming’
  • Aratus, Greek poet, 270 BC wrote a poem about the constellations, based on ancient sources. He called Bootes:Arctophylax - the Guardian of Arctos which is the flock of the Greater Fold. Bootes is a Shepherd and Guardian of what is now known as the Great Bear, but originally ‘The Greater Sheepfold.’
  • The Egyptians called Bootes: Smat = Who rules, subdues and governs. They also called him Bau = The Coming One.
The brightest star (in his knee), is ‘Arcturus’, ‘He Comes’, - the original name of the constellation - Job 9:9, 38:31,32.
  • In his hand - Al Katurops = the Shepherd’s Crook.
  • Another star, ‘Nekkar’, in the head means: ‘The Pierced’ (Zechariah 12:10). Merga = who bruises.
  • ‘Mizar’ (just below the waist) = ‘Guarding’, the Preserver or ‘Mirac’ = the Coming forth as an arrow

* Pulcherima –the most beautiful

  • ‘Muphride’ = ‘who separates.’ The Sickle indicates He comes to harvest the earth as well to be the Shepherd of His people.

Job 38:31-33 : “Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades? Can you bring out Mazzaroth in its season? Or can you guide Arcturus with its sons?

Psalm 96:13: “For He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness,

and the peoples with His truth.”

The picture is the Good Shepherd, who having COME from heaven to die for his sheep, now has risen from the dead and leads them forth to safety under His protection. This is the triumphant result of His death on the Cross (Centaurus).

He is also COMING a Second time, with a sickle to harvest the earth. He will lead His sheep to safety with all evil and danger removed. This final Decan shows the purpose and final outcome of His Birth.

This concludes the first chapter, which gives an outline of the whole revelation.
  • The Sign of Virgo reveals the SEED of the WOMAN It shows us the seed of the woman, the God-man, Who is born to be bruised, who was despised and pierced but Who ultimately triumphs and saves His people. He is the Shepherd who is Coming again to separate the good from bad (harvest) and guard and rule over His own sheep.
chapter 2 the redeemer s atonement
Chapter 2: The Redeemer’s Atonement
  • LIBRA, the Scales of Justice,
    • the Payment of the supreme Price.
  • CRUX, the Cross

- the price is the Cross endured.

  • LUPUS, the Beast of Sin slain.
  • CORONA, the Crown of Glory regained.
  • SIGN: LIBRA, the Scales of Justice,

- the Payment of the supreme Price

  • DECAN 1. CRUX - the Price is the Cross endured.
  • DECAN 2. LUPUS - the Beast of Sin slain.
  • DECAN 3. CORONA - the Crown of Glory regained.
LIBRA, the Scales of Justice, the Payment of the supreme Price. Libra describes the Redeemer’s Atoning Work, in satisfying God’s Justice and saving us. It is a pair of balances whose position determines our outcomes and eternal destiny. Greek mythology: Mochis, the inventor of weights and measures. Associated from ancient times with the patrons of righteousness, justice and order. Scales are well-known symbols for justice, a symbol on law-courts, where justice is dispensed.
  • Men are “laid in the balance” (Psalm 62:9),“weighed in the balances and found wanting” (Daniel 5:27).
  • So here we see God’s Justice presiding over the universe.
The Hebrew name is: Mozanaim = the Scales, the Weighing. They gave it the symbol of their last letter, Tau, in the shape of the Cross.
  • In Arabic: Al Zubena = The Purchase Price or Redemption.
  • In Coptic: Lambadia = house of propitiation (the sign that reveals the Atonement). Propitiation is the satisfaction of God’s justice by the paying of a price (always a blood sacrifice) which means God is free to pour out His grace and blessing (including forgiveness).literally means:

“the atoning Grace of the Branch.”

  • In Latin, LIBRA = weighing.
  • In Greek, it is Zugos, the balance-beam in weighing.
  • In ancient Akkadian, Tulku = holy altar (the place of redemption). Some believe Libra was originally an altar, speaking of the Cross where Jesus satisfied God’s Justice
The 3 Brightest Stars pinpoint the message of Libra:
  • 1. Zuben al Genubi (in the lower right hand scale)

= the price which is deficient. Man’s sin is piled high on this scale tipping it down. Man tries to pay the missing price, to atone for his sins,, to save himself. But to no avail. MAN CANNOT SAVE HIMSELF!

  • “Surely men of low degree are a vapour, men of high degree are a lie; if they are weighed on the scales, they are altogether lighter than vapour” (Psalm 62:9). “None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him - for the redemption of their souls is costly, and it shall cease forever - that he should continue to live eternally, and not see the Pit” (Psalm 49:7-9).
  • Is there any hope? Is there anyone who can pay the price to make us right with God? Yes!
  • This is the message of the second scale.
In some zodiacs the bowl on the low side is held by the claws of Scorpio, showing man in sin is in agreement with, united to, and under the power of satan. This tips the balance further against man. Under the scales is the Scorpion. If the scales of justice turn against man and find him guilty he is under God’s wrath and is doomed to share satan’s judgement - the Lake of Fire.
2. Zuben al Chemali (in the upper scale) = the price which covers. The star name in Hebrew ‘Kaphar’ is the word used for the atonement or covering of sins, by sacrifice.
  • Another name for this star is al Gubi = heaped up, high, revealing the value of this redemption price. This price that covers or atones is ‘the Blood of Jesus’: “You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood” (Revelation 5:9, 1Peter 1:18,19).
In the Persian zodiac, a person holds the scales in one hand and holds a Lamb with the other (in the form of an ancient weight), thus declaring that the price paid (to be measured in God’s scales) was the life of a lamb.
  • So: “The Price deficient balanced by the Price that covers.”
  • The third star indicates the great battle involved in accomplishing this redemption: Zuben Akrabi = the price of the conflict.
The Jews denoted Libra by the their last letter, T, or Tau, which was originally written in almost all ancient alphabets, in the form of a Cross. This signified the end, the boundary-mark, the limit, the completion. As Jesus died on the Cross, he said: “It is finished”, signifying completion. He was saying: “The Price is paid in full.” His work of atonement is perfect and never has to be repeated or added to.
  • This leads to the Cross!
Very low in the sky
  • In Hebrew: Adom = cutting off (a reference to a violent death by capital punishment).
  • It is significant that it was last visible at Jerusalem at the time of Christ’s death. Then it disappeared from view, dropping below the southern horizon, and was rediscovered by voyagers in the 15th century who told of “a wonderful Cross more glorious than all the constellations of the heavens.”
DECAN 2: LUPUS, the Wolf - the Beast of Sin slain.
  • ‘Lupus’ is Latin for Wolf, because the old illustrations resembled a wolf. It has been SLAIN and is falling down dead.
  • Greek: Thera = a beast and Lycos= a wolf.
  • Latin: Victima = Victim or Bestia
  • Hebrew: Asedah = to be slain
  • Arabic: Asedaton = to be slain
  • This animal is slain by the spear of Centaurus

(the God-Man) as he is over the Cross.

Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Hebrew: Atarah = a royal crown.
  • Its stars called Ataroth = crowns/jewels
  • Arabic: Al Iclil = an ornament or jewel.

It is the Crown of glory which adorns the head

  • Brightest star, Al Phecca = the shining.
  • Greek Myth - Bacchus’ gift to beautiful Ariadne who had died because of her love for Theseus, but she was saved by the god who raised her to a place with the immortals and gave her a crown of stars. This is a corruption of the crowning of the seed who died out of love for us.
Corona Borealis (the Northern Crown) completes the Chapter with the Redeemer’s triumphant ascension having competed His work. It is a lovely semicircle of stars and actually looks like a crown.
  • This jewelled Crown is up high, as the Cross is low.
  • “Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the Cross.Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:8-11).

* This was the crown the devil wanted. Jesus by humility gained the crown that the dragon tried and failed to get by pride (self-exaltation).

the golden circlet mounts and as it flies its diamonds twinkle in the distant skies
“The golden circlet mounts, and as it flies, Its diamonds twinklein the distant skies”
  • After the Sufferings comes the glory.
  • The Cross then the Crown: “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honour, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone” (Hebrews 2:9).
Revelation 12:3 And there appeared another wonder (SIGN) in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
  • v4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars 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.
  • See HYDRA (who covers a third of the sky) moving past VIRGO as she gives birth:
Revelation 12:5: And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God and to his throne (the crown the serpent wants).