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.
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.”
*Animal sacrifice and Blood Covenant.
*Temples and Cherubim.
*The star names, pictures and stories.
gave the key to the star story.
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.
Jesus is the central character and hero of the Story!
as the Bride, the fishes, the sheep).
12 Signs of the Zodiac.
- His Sufferings. Salvation obtained.
on His people) and dominion (the spiritual conflict involved in overcoming His enemies).
*VIRGO, the Virgin brings forth
the promised seed
*COMA, the Desired One of the Nations.
*CENTAURUS, the Dual-Natured Centaur
*BOOTES, the Coming Good Shepherd
reveals His Person
“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).
= THE MAID OF VIRGIN PURENESS.
She is seen as the MOTHER of the SEED.
THE PLACE OF THE DESIRED BRANCH.
Latin name SPICA = THE EAR / SEED OF CORN, from its location.
Its original Hebrew names were
and TSEMECH = THE BRANCH
which denotes SONSHIP.
the Branch as KING (Jer 23:5,6),
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
– The Branch.
Isaiah 53:3: “He is despised and rejected of men.”
= ‘The despised Sin-Offering’.
It is in the horse part confirming its identification with the Deity of Christ.
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.
* Pulcherima –the most beautiful
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?
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.
- the price is the Cross endured.
- the Payment of the supreme Price
“the atoning Grace of the Branch.”
= 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!
(the God-Man) as he is over the Cross.
It is the Crown of glory which adorns the head
* 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).