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Here's an abstract from an article taken from a website: www.bikerjohn.com that shows some notes from the OKC Omniplex Planetarium Show.

The Gospel in the Stars
by John Ensworth

We know that  Job is the oldest book in the Bible and makes many mentions of the stars and constellations including Orion, the Pleiades and the star Arcturas plus ‘Mazzzaroth’ = the Zodiac constellations as a whole.

Job 38:31-33   Can you bind the chains of [the clusters of stars called] Pleiades, or loose the cords of [the constellation] Orion?  Can you lead froth the signs of the zodiac in their season?  Or can you guide [the stars of ] the Bear with her young?  Do you know the ordinances [laws] of the heavens?  Can you establish their rule upon the earth?

 

He somehow knew of the coming Savior:  Job 19:25  For I know that my Redeemer and Vindicator lives, and at last He [the Last One] will stand upon the earth.  (Isa 44:6, 48:12)

 

God/Jesus set the sky in place:  Gen 1:14-16  And God said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens and separate the day from the night, and let them be signs and tokens [of God’s provident care], and [to mark] seasons, days, and years.  (Gen 8:22)

 

God assigned His own names to the stars :  Psm 147:4   He determines and counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by their names.

Arabic tradition states that Seth (Adam’s grandson) and Enoch named the constellations.

Gen 1:14-16  (stars)  … let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years

Psm 19:1-2  The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.   Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.

 

Rom 1:20-23  For ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature and attributes, that is , His eternal power and divinity, have been made intelligible and clearly discernible in and through the things that have been made (His handiworks). So [men] are without excuse [altogether without any defense or justification],  because when they knew and recognized Him as God, they did not honor and glorify Him as God or give Him thanks. But instead they became futile and godless in their thinking [ with vain imaginings, foolish reasoning, and stupid speculations] and their senseless minds were darkened.  Claiming to be wise, they became fools [professing to be smart, they made simpletons of themselves].  And by them the glory and majesty and excellence of the immortal God were exchanged for and represented by images, resembling mortal man and birds and beasts and reptiles.

 

The skies might, in fact, proclaim the glory of God- the plan of salvation.  Remember, that before street lights, TV, and indoor lighting, the night sky was deep, complex and a dominant form of night time entertainment.   What a great way to communicate with the world. 

 

This attempt was popularized by E. W. Bullinger and J. A. Seiss during the 1800’s.

 Other links and citations can be found at the very bottom...

  

Constellation

Picture

Interpretations *

 

Virgo

A Female Virgin

The Virgin Mary

Libra

Scales

Sin must be paid for- the balance of good an evil  (done away with by the cross)

Scorpius

Scorpion

Sin brings Death

Sagittarius

Archer

Christ Destroying Sin

Capricorn

A Goat-Fish Combo

  Christ’s Sacrifice

Aquarius

Water pourer

Living Water being poured out (Noah’s flood = purification of the water)

Pisces

Fish

God’s remnant, Fisher of men

Aries

Ram

A Sacrifice in the Old Covenant

Taurus

Bull

Resurrection (When Taurus rises, Scorpius sets/disappears)

Gemini

Twins

The Dual Nature of Christ – God and Man

Cancer

Crab

Gathering of redeemed

Leo

Lion

The King, the Lion of the House of Judah - Christ

 * Modified by consensus of many sources.

  Where do we begin?  Virgo and Eastward tells the story (from the present vernal equinox) NOT Aries (old Vernal Equinox)  as is labeled in astrology tables.

 The [  ]'s are the attempt to gleam the original role (IF it ever existed) from the theme or form of the majority of ancient constellation meanings in the hopes that they all reflect a more ancient origin or the Holy Spirit's prompting.

 

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