Before the Scriptures were given, the testimony of God’s primeval promises was recorded in the heavens, for those in earth’s earliest ages who had eyes and hearts to see.
The book of Job is the oldest book in the Bible. In chapter 9, he describes God’s work of creation and focuses specifically on the stars and their constellations.
“Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea. Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.” (Job 9:8-9)
Then in Job 26:13, another constellation is mentioned:
“By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.”
Finally, in the 38th chapter, Job talks about constellations again.
“Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?” (Job 38:31-33).
Here he uses the term “Mazzaroth”. Unfortunately, this is a word virtually unknown among many Christians today. But it should be. In Hebrew, “Mazzaroth” literally means a Garland of Crowns, but its context is that of the 12 Astronomical Constellations of the Hebrew Zodiac.
Satan always attempts to hijack God’s work. He can’t create anything, only counterfeit it, changing it slightly to redirect the honor and glory from the Creator to himself.
Clearly, Yahweh created the heavens and all the hosts thereof. In the beginning, God named the constellations and individual stars (Psalm 147:4). In fact, each of the twelve constellations of the Mazzaroth was assigned to a tribe in Israel to be used on its banner, and these figure into the prophecies given to them by Jacob and Moses.
The Mazzaroth, when interpreted biblically, foretells the divine plan of Christ from His birth through a virgin (Virgo). in the original revelation in the Star Gospel, long before the Scriptures were written, Virgo, the mother of the coming Messiah, was known to be Bethulah, “Virgin.”The constellation Virgo comes with three decans (associated constellations), all of which describe the character of her Son (i.e., Jesus): Coma, Centaurus, and Bootes.
Coma is “The Desired One,” described in Haggai 2:7 KJV as “the desire of all nations.”
Centaurus, “The Despised,” is half man and half horse, picturing the two natures of Christ as the Son of man and the Son of God. Isaiah 53:3 says, “He was despised and forsaken of men.” Though despised, He is also “the desire of all nations.” The problem is that most nations do not realize that He is everything that they desire. They do not realize it, because they think a man having a dual nature is absurd.
Bootes means “The Coming One.” He is pictured with a spear in his right hand and a sickle in his left. He is thus the One pierced by the spear (Zechariah 12:10; John 19:34), and He is pictured in Revelation 14:16 as the One reaping the earth with a sickle.
These three decans all support the main constellation of Virgo, focusing upon Jesus Christ in various ways.
But the story of Jesus Christ is not limited to Virgo and her decans. Other constellations foretell his death on the cross (The Southern Cross) as the ram (Aries) in the month of April, and His reign as the Lion (Leo) of the tribe of Judah. The two fish (Pisces) and the two sheepfolds (Ursa Major and Ursa Minor) speak of the church and the smaller group known as the remnant (overcomers). The bondwoman (Andromeda) and the free woman (Cassiopeia) speak of Hagar and Sarah with all of those prophetic implications discussed in Galatians 4.
Unfortunately, men of old assumed godhead by claiming to fulfill those messianic prophecies, thus usurping the place of Christ. They organized many ancient religions to ensure that the people redirected their worship to false gods. The prophecies of Christ in the stars have been misapplied to the gods of Egypt, Babylon, Persia, Greece, and many other nations. Mazzaroth prophecies have been perverted into occult astrology and reduced to pride-feeding fortunetelling and divination devices.
But none of these corruptions nullify the original meaning of the Star Gospel, as long as we interpret them in a biblical manner, because God not only created the stars, but arranged them in star groupings that could be used for “signs, and for seasons” (Genesis 1:14). Since God does nothing without a holy purpose, we can be sure that these heavenly signs were not to be used as astrological signs.
God’s Word, in fact, forbids the practice of astrology (e.g., Isaiah 47:12-14). The constellations must all in some way have testified of the coming Savior. “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Corinthians 4:6).
Here is an excellent summary of the Gospel in the stars for those who have not heard this teaching before.
You can look at the stars yourself by using this handy site:
Recently Melissa Redpill the World over at Freedom Force Battalion shared some encouraging updates, in which she describes the Matthew 24:30 sign of the Son of Man in the heavens as well as the upcoming December 21, 2020 conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.
Today I find myself meditating on and encouraged by the constellation Aries and its three declans.
At the pillar of enoch webpage linked above, we can read, in part:
“Aries the Ram – This sacrificial male lamb represents Christ as the Lamb of God, who died for our sins. In the process, Christ allows us to break the binds of sin, fear, terror and death that Satan holds us by. When we are covered by the blood of Christ, we can claim His authority over demons, sickness, oppression, and death. Sadly, however, very few exercise that authority. Thus, they are like Andromeda – made powerless by her enslaved relatives (i.e. false teachers) and held captive by Satan Finally, along with Taurus, Aries forms a heavenly four-horned altar with the ram being a symbol of the lambs sacrificed daily as sin offerings in ancient Israel (Genesis 3:15; Exodus 12:21, 29:38-39; John 1:29: Rev. 5:6-13, 7:9-10, 21:22-23). Aries’ 3 decans are:
- Cassiopeia the Enthroned Woman – this is Christ’s Queen, the True Church sitting enthroned in the sky above Andromeda, her enslaved counterpart. This beautiful woman has been given liberty (i.e. freedom) by Christ to reign with Him and act with the same authority. Those who follow Christ are not captives, but are freed via the Holy Spirit, and can help Yahweh fight spiritual battles with praise, worship and constant authoritative prayer in Christ’s Name (Rev. 5:8-10, 20:6; 2 Cor. 3:17; Gal. 4:6-7, 5:1).
- Cetus the Sea Monster – this giant sea monster or leviathan signifies Satan as the Dragon in Revelation, who is threatening to eat the fishes of Pisces that represent the Two House Church consisting of those still enslaved by the Law and those saved under Grace via the Blood of Christ. One fish or part of this Church is still bound by false teachers who deny Christ, His Holy Spirit, and the authority Christ gives to His saints. Sadly, however, only those who have learned to exercise Christ’s authority without fear can be saved from Cetus’ (i.e. Satan’s) evil grasp (Leviathan: Psalm 74:14; Isaiah 27:1; Dragon: Rev. 12:4, 17).
- Perseus the Breaker – is a Mighty Man that breaks the binds holding Andromeda – just as Christ can break Satan’s hold when Christ’s saints exercise His authority. When they look to Christ’s blood for their authority, God’s people can help in the spiritual war to bind Satan and his followers, and to free all those still being held captive. Like Cetus, Satan attempts to destroy God’s people with a constant flood of evil, which can only be stopped by born-again Israelites (i.e. Christ’s Messianic and Gentile saints), who are victorious in Yahshua and are not afraid to use His authority to protect themselves. This is why Perseus’ foot rests above the Pleiades, which signifies six of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Perseus is a warning sign that many apostates who think they are Christians will be left behind, with some siding with, and being destroyed by the Antichrist, while many others will find faith and strength in suffering during the Tribulation (Jeremiah 51:19-24; Daniel 2:44-45, 8:25; Micah 2:12-13; 1 Cor. 3:13-15; Phillip. 1:27-29).”
I am thankful for the fact that the authority of the reptilian marine monster, Cetus, has been stripped by the lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
But I want to focus specifically on Perseus. He is pictured as a strong soldier with a helmet on his head and a great sword in his right hand. In his left hand he carries the head of Medusa, his adversary, dripping with blood. Medusa means “the trodden under foot.”
Perseus is a picture of Christ, the great hero who comes to Andromeda, breaks her chains and sets her free. The word Perseus means “the breaker.” This is the same word used by Micah, the prophet, when referring to the future Messiah:
“The breaker is come up before them … and their king shall pass before them, and the Lord on the head of them” (Micah 2:13).
Each of the stars in the constellation have symbolic significance.
Beginning with the brightest star, located at Perseus’ waist, we have “Mirfak.” This Hebrew name means “He Who helps.” Down in his left foot is another Hebrew-named star: “Athik: He Who Breaks.” It is second in order of magnitude.In his uplifted right arm is a star named, “Al Genib,” which comes to us from the Ancient Arabs. It means, “He Who Carries Away.” The principal star in its head is called “Al Ghoul” meaning, “The Evil Spirit.” Another star is called “Rosh Satan” meaning, “the Head of Satan.” Each hair in the head of Satan is shown as a snake. The whole picture is that of Satan being wounded in his head.
In this constellation, as in Cetus, we have a variable star. “Rosh Satan” does the same thing that “Mira” in Cetus does. It is the second brightest star, as Lucifer was “second fiddle,” so to speak, The ancient Arabs called it, “Algol,” which means “Coming and Going,” as in “Rolling Around,”. Picture the severed head of Satan rolling around on the ground. As for its variableness, it changes from second to fourth in magnitude in about 3 1/2 hours, which is really fast for a star.
Sounds like the devil, doesn’t it? Our adversary is inconsistent, always changing his tune to suit his agenda, even disappearing altogether as if to attack by stealth. Sometimes he appears as an angel of light; sometimes he goes about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.
So the stars promise the ultimate victory of the Breaker who will come quickly to carry away His possession. He is the One Who helps and Who also promises to send another helper. Jesus fought our great enemy, Satan, cut off his head, bruised His heel in the process, but won for us our freedom from sin, death, and aionian destruction. HALLELUJAH!!!