God's picture book, "THE WAY," written in the stars
by M.J. Agee
Christ said, "I have foretold you all things" (Mark 13:23)
Part 2 of 3
SAGITTARIUS, (Lat., THE ARCHER WHO SENDS FORTH THE ARROW), TOXOTES (Gr., THE ARCHER), KESITH (THE ARCHER), AL KAUS (Ar., THE ARROW), PIMACRE (Coptic, GRACIOUSNESS OF THE COMING FORTH), NUNKI (Accadian, THE PRINCE OF THE EARTH)
In an old Zodiac, the characters under the hind foot read KNEM (HE CONQUERS). SAGITTARIUS represents the dual natures of Christ, and he is aiming his arrow at the heart of SCORPIO (ANTARES), depicting the conflict between Christ and Satan. The archer's right foot has been hurt in the battle.
Stars: NUSHATA (Heb., THE SENDING FORTH), TERREBELLUM (SENT FORTH SWIFTLY), CROTON (Gr., THE PURCHASER), NAIM (Heb., THE GRACIOUS ONE), NUN-KI (Akkadian, PRINCE OF THE EARTH), AL NAIM (Ar., THE GRACIOUS ONE), AL SHAULA (THE DART), AL WARIDA (WHO COMES FORTH), RUCHBA or RAMI (THE RIDING OF THE BOWMAN)
The Latin "terrestris" and French "terra" mean earth, as in terrestrial and terra firma. Christ was sent forth to the Earth. He has purchased us by paying on the scales of justice (LIBRA) the price that is sufficient. In the end, he is the victor over Satan.
Psa. 64:7 says, "God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded." This applies to the first day of the millennial Day of the Lord, so this type of arrow, a rock, seems to have hit Satan's planet, Rahab, and will hit Earth on the Day of God's Wrath. One of the decans, parts, of SAGITTARIUS is the upside-down flaming altar that is dumping fire on the Earth.
DECANS OF SAGITTARIUS
1. LYRA, the flying EAGLE (representing Christ as the enemy of the serpent) holding a lyre (symbol of his redeemed) to his breast as he flies
The eagle is singing joyfully at the top of its lungs, suggesting the NEW SONG the Bride will sing when she gets to Heaven.
Stars: brightest in the northern sky, VEGA (HE SHALL BE EXALTED, THE WARRIOR TRIUMPHANT), from which our word victory comes, a double, also called THE HARP STAR; SHELYUK (Heb., THE FISHING EAGLE), AL NESR (Ar., AN EAGLE), SULAPHAT (SPRINGING UP, OR ASCENDING, AS PRAISE), FENT-KAR (THE SERPENT RULED)
LYRA, packed with interesting objects, has one of the most striking, M 57, THE RING NEBULA, a colorful smoke ring puffed out by a dying star. With this ring I thee wed comes to mind. LYRA represents the Bride of Christ, and the wedding ring is right there to suggest it. This ring also suggests Saturn, the ringed planet as the home of the Bride.
Ex. 19:4 says, "Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I BARE YOU ON EAGLES' WINGS, AND BROUGHT YOU UNTO MYSELF." De. 32:11 says, "As an EAGLE stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, BEARETH THEM ON HER WINGS: So the LORD alone did lead him."
In Rev. 5:8,9, the elders have HARPS, and all the saints of the first Rapture sing "a new song." They are the wise virgins. In Rev. 14:3,4 the 144,000 Israelites caught up in the second Rapture are "harping with their HARPS: And they sung as it were A NEW SONG before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the ELDERS: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth...for they are virgins" (once foolish, but become wise).
2. ARA, the upside-down altar (CURSING), AL MUGAMRA (COMPLETING WHAT WAS UNDERTAKEN), THUSIASTERION (Gr., THE ALTAR and THE INPRECATION, curse)
The upside-down flaming altar depicts God's wrath prepared for his enemies. It is the curse (Zech. 5:3) poured on the Earth. Just as in Ex. 20:24: "An altar of earth thou shalt make," Earth becomes an altar, or burning pyre.
3. DRACO, DRAKON (Gr., TRODDEN ON or DOWN), the Dragon, Satan that casts down 1/3rd of the angels with his tail (Rev. 12:3,4)
The Alpha star has several names: THUBAN (THE SUBTLE), AL WAID (WHO IS TO BE DESTROYED), AL DIB (THE REPTILE). It was the Pole Star when God's Zodiac was drawn. Now CEPHEUS has his foot on the Pole Star POLARIS.
Other stars: RASTABAN (HEAD OF THE SUBTLE), ETANINO (Heb., THE LONG SERPENT), GRUMIAN (THE SUBTLE), EL ATHIK (Ar., THE FRAUDFUL), EL ASIEH (Ar., THE BOWED DOWN), GIANSAR (THE PUNISHED ENEMY), AL WAID (WHO IS TO BE DESTROYED), HE-FENT (THE SERPENT ACCURSED)
As you look at God's picture book, notice that Draco's tail surrounds THE LESSER SHEEPFOLD. This lends weight to R.B. Thieme's belief that we will replace the third of the angels that fell. Our number may equal their number. Also, when we are up, Draco is on on his head with his barbed tongue hanging out, looking like HERCULES has just crushed his head. As CEPHEUS, the King of kings, comes upright in our view, Draco hangs his head.
Seiss, p. 58, says that "the Devil is called 'the Dragon, that old Serpent.' Whenever the power of evil IS CLOTHED IN POLITICAL SOVEREIGNTY, persecuting, tyrannizing, and oppressing, it is always the Dragon, or some rampant figure of destruction answering to it."
CAPRICORNUS, the Sea Goat, (Lat., THE GOAT), GEDI (Heb., THE KID and CUT OFF), in the Zodiacs of Denderah and Esneh in Egypt, HU-PENIUS (THE PLACE OF THE SACRIFICE)
The sacrifice dies but is resurrected as a lively TAIL of a fish (symbol of the Saviour). In the parable of the drag net and in miraculous numbers of fish caught, the fish also is a symbol of believers. That is fitting, for we are the Body of Christ. Dan. 9:26 tells of the Messiah being cut off (karath, killed), "but not for himself," i.e., for us. Isa. 53:8 says, "he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken." No wonder the fish is used as a symbol of Christ--and those that belong to him. The Gr. ICYTHUS, fish, creates an acrostic for the first letters in JESUS CHRIST, GOD'S SON, SAVIOUR.
Stars: principal one is SA'AD AL MELIK (RECORD OF THE OUTPOURING), DENEB AL GEDI (Ar., THE LORD or SACRIFICE COMETH), AL DABIH or AL DEHABEH (THE SACRIFICE SLAIN), MA'ASAD (THE SLAYING), SA'AD AL NASCHIRA (THE RECORD OF THE CUTTING OFF), SCHEAT (WHO GOETH AND RETURNETH), AL GEDI (THE GOAT), SAIPH (BRUISED), one by same name is in HERCULES and in OPHIUCHUS' right foot, showing that they all represent Christ
In God's picture book, the lively fish TAIL of CAPRICORNUS is touching AQARIUS. The fish is a symbol of the resurrected Christ, who gives us the living water.
DECANS OF CAPRICORNUS
1. SAGITTA, SCHAM (Heb., DESTROYING, OR DESOLATE), the arrow of God's justice and condemnation of sin
Symbolically, this arrow hit Christ as he was sacrificed for us. It also will hit unbelievers at the beginning of the millennial Day of the Lord. This arrow is in the Milky Way, our galaxy. The asteroids it stands for are coming from our own galaxy.
Isa. 28:15-22 says, "Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death (the False Prophet), and with hell (Satan) are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge (tsunami) shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD...Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell (Satan) shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report...For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act...a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth."
At Gibeon, on Joshua's (Jesus') Long Day, "the LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword" (Joshua 10:11).
Star: AL KAUS (THE ARROW)
2. AQUILLA, (THE PIERCED ONE FALLING), the body of a dying eagle represents Christ in his death (balanced by LYRA, the resurrected eagle hugging the redeemed to his breast)
The eagle is the natural enemy of the serpent, a fitting symbol for the Saviour.
Stars: main one: AL TAIR (Ar., THE WOUNDED), the star by which the position of the Moon is noted to computate longitude at sea; AL SAIN (Ar., THE SCARLET-COLORED), AL TARARED (THE WOUNDED or TORN), AL CAIR (THE PIERCING), AL OKAB (WOUNDED IN THE HEEL), DENEB (Heb., THE LORD or JUDGE COMETH)
3. DELPHINUS, the dolphin, KHAU (A MULTITUDE) represents Christ after the resurrection, plus the new fish born into the Body of Christ
DELPHINUS has a lively TAIL to point toward the Second Advent. The fish TAIL in CAPRICORNUS suggests the Resurrection at the First Advent.
Stars: DALAPH (Heb., POURING OUT OF WATER), DALAPH (Ar., COMING QUICKLY), SCALOOIN (Ar.,
SWIFT, AS THE FLOW OF WATER), ROTANEB or ROTANEU (Syriac and Chaldee, SWIFTLY RUNNING)
The wild dolphin is such a fun loving friendly mammal. Some have been known to save a human being from drowning. A school of them played with our sail boat in a never to be forgotten delight, jumping in the air in unison, criss crossing barely in front of the hull, doing barrel rolls for us. Always smiling, obviously enjoying following the boat, playing with us, the dolphin is a neat symbol of Christ's love for us. He is COMING QUICKLY at the Rapture, as the dolphins came quickly to us. That day will be another day of rapturous joy when we again go sailing (in ARGO).
AQUARIUS (THE POURER FORTH OF WATER); Coptic, HUPEITIRION (THE PLACE OF HIS COMING DOWN AS RAIN), DELI (Heb., THE WATER URN)
In the Denderah Zodiac, AQUARIUS is pictured with two urns. The man is HUPEI TIRION (THE PLACE OF HIM COMING DOWN OR POURED FORTH). This could represent the pouring out of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost in 30 AD and the outpouring still to come after the Second Advent.
Stars: SA'AD AL MELIK (THE RECORD OF THE POURING FORTH), SAAD AL SUUD (WHO GOETH AND
RETURNETH, OR THE POURER OUT OF THE WATER), MEON, in the urn (Egyptian, URN), ANCHA (THE VESSEL OF POURING OUT), SCHEAT (Heb., WHO GOETH AND RETURNETH), DELI (Heb.) and DELU (Ar.) THE WATER-URN
SCHEAT's message is so important, there is also one in CAPRICORNUS and still another in PEGASUS. Christ GOETH AND RETURNETH.
Isaiah 32:1, 2: "a king (Christ) shall reign in righteousness, and princes (elders) shall rule in judgment (Psa. 149:5-9). And a MAN (Christ) shall be AS AN HIDING PLACE from the wind, and a covert from the tempest (God's wrath); as RIVERS of WATER in a dry place, as the SHADOW OF A GREAT ROCK in a weary land."
Hos. 6:3 says, "he shall COME UNTO US AS THE RAIN, as the latter and former rain unto the earth." His First Advent is as the Former Rain in Israel, Tishri 1, the Feast of Trumpets that begins their Civil Year in the fall (when the sun is in VIRGO). His Second Advent is as the Latter Rain, Nisan 1, the first day of the Regnal and Sacred Year in the spring (Eze, 29:17,21) (when the sun is in ARIES).
Isa. 44:3: "I will POUR WATER upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour MY SPIRIT upon thy seed" (pictured by PISCES AUSTRALIS, the Southern Fish).
AQUARIUS represents Christ giving forth the living water of the Holy Spirit to the Southern (EARTHEN) Fish, in THE PLACE OF HIS COMING DOWN AS RAIN. It probably represents the outpouring of the Spirit of Christ on Pentecost in 30 AD and on all who accept Christ since. This represents Christ baptizing with his Holy Spirit.
AQUARIUS has a planetary nebulae, NGC7009, THE SATURN NEBULA, that has a RING around it rather like SATURN, picturing where the water pourer is located.
DECANS OF AQUARIUS
1. PISCIS AUSTRALUS/AUSTRINUS, the SOUTHERN FISH, in the Denderah Zodiac AAR (A STREAM)
It probably represents the 120 who first received the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost in 30 AD and all who accept Christ since.
Jn. 7:37 says, "If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink."
Stars: FOMALHAUT (Ar., FISHES' MOUTH), LACAILLE 9352 moves noticeably over the background of the stationary stars over a relatively short period, a rarity
2. PEGASUS (Gr., COMING QUICKLY AND JOYFULLY), (PE and KA, CHIEF), the winged horse, representing Christ flying quickly and joyfully from afar (Heaven)
PEGASUS has the wings of CYGNUS, the circling swan, (WHO COMES AND GOES), as does VIRGO.
Rev. 19:11 says, "I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war."
Stars: Ar., ALPHERATZ is shared; it is also Alpha in ANDROMEDA; MARKAB (RETURNING FROM AFAR), SCHEAT (WHO GOETH AND RETURNETH), AL GENIB (WHO CARRIES), ENIF (THE WATER or BRANCH), MATAR (Ar., (WHO CAUSES TO OVERFLOW), HOMAN (THE WATER), MATAR (TO CAUSE TO OVERFLOW), easy to find in the northern sky is The Great Square of PEGASUS
3. CYGNUS (WHO COMES AND GOES), in the Denderah Zodiac TES-ARK (THIS FROM AFAR), the swan circling and returning, coming to Earth
The swan flies in the Milky Way, as does our Solar System, and has an almost perfect cross formed by the stars in it.
Stars: DENEB (THE LORD COMETH or THE JUDGE, also known as ADIGE, FLYING SWIFTLY), ARIDED (HE SHALL COME DOWN), AL BIREO (FLYING QUICKLY), AZEL (WHO GOES AND RETURNS), FAFAGE (GLORIOUS, SHINING FORTH), SADR (Heb., WHO RETURNS AS IN A CIRCLE), AL BIREO (Ar.), FLYING QUICKLY), SADR (Heb., WHO RETURNS AS IN A CIRCLE), AZEL (WHO GOES AND RETURNS QUICKLY), FAFAGE (GLORIOUSLY SHINING FORTH)
Another DENEB (THE LORD COMETH) is also in CAPRICORNUS, showing us that this swan represents Christ, just as CAPRICORNUS does.
Hos. 6:3 says, "the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the MORNING (dawn); and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth."
The LORD comes, goes, comes again, as in a circle. At the beginning of the Age of the Gentiles, the LORD came down to talk with Adam in the garden. At the beginning of the Age of the Jews, the LORD came down to talk with Abraham. At the beginning of the Age of the Church, the LORD came down to die for us. He went back to Heaven and will return again in the air at the Pre-Trib Rapture. He will return again and set his feet on the Mt. of Olives at the Second Advent. He comes and goes as in a circle.
PISCES, DAGIM (Heb., THE FISHES, LIKE A MULTITUDE), NUNO (Syriac, THE FISH PROLONGED), PI-COT ORION (Coptic, THE FISHES, CONGREGATION, OR COMPANY OF THE COMING PRINCE)
In some ancient planispheres, the fish had the heads of women, showing that they represent the wise virgins and the foolish virgins. The two fish are tied together by another sign, THE BAND, that ARIES, the Lamb, puts his foot on. I think we are represented by the smaller fish (and THE LESSER SHEEPFOLD) swimming up toward the Pole Star (answering the heavenly calling by king CEPHEUS) and the Tribulation saints are represented by the larger fish (and THE GREATER SHEEPFOLD) swimming toward AQUARIUS (Christ) for more water (i.e., Holy Spirit). Notice how hard the northern fish is swimming. The Band is almost straightened by the effort. The band on the other fish is slack. It is swimming lazily to get more living water.
In the Denderah Zodiac (from about BC 2000), this sign is PISCIS HORI (THE FISHES OF HIM WHO COMES), a perfect picture of the multitude that are to swim north (up) in the Pre-Trib Rapture and the other multitude that have to get closer to Christ (AQUARIUS) and wash their robes before being caught up in the Pre-Wrath Rapture.
If PISCIS AUSTRALIS (THE SOUTHERN FISH) represents all those who are baptized with the Holy Spirit, these two fish, which together make up the size of the SOUTHERN FISH, represent the two groups to be gathered up at the two Raptures. The one heading up is in front of ANDROMEDA, like Israel is held back while the church saints go on ahead as the Bride of Christ. Then Israel will be taken back. This is also pictured by THE LESSER SHEEPFOLD being higher than THE GREATER SHEEPFOLD. Israel is held back because when she was called, she refused to come.
Stars: OKDA (Heb., THE UNITED), AL SAMACA (Ar., THE UPHELD)
Though we are yet connected to CETUS (Satan) by the BAND, ARIES (Christ) upholds us, puts his foot down and keeps control over how much CETUS (Satan) can jerk us to test us and try to keep us from swimming upward or toward Christ to get more water of the Holy Spirit.
Lu. 21:36 says of the Pre-Trib Rapture, "Watch...and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy (i.e., full of the living water of the Holy Spirit) to ESCAPE all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
I Cor. 10:13 says of the Pre-Wrath Rapture, "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation (Tribulation) ALSO make a way to ESCAPE (the Pre-Wrath Rapture), that ye may be able to bear it." "Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing" (Jas. 1:3,4).
Above the Lamb's head is a triangle, showing that Christ is "the headstone of the corner" (Psa. 118.22). This triangle is also on the helmet of PERSEUS, who represents Christ as victorious over Satan.
DECANS OF PISCES
1. THE BAND, anc. Egypt., U-OR (HE COMETH), Ar., AL RISHA (THE BAND or BRIDLE)
A BAND, ribbons, or any narrow strip of fabric, is a symbol of a religious leader. We speak of ministers as men of the cloth. There are fabric strips connected to ARIES, CEPHEUS, PERSUS and ORION, also as the top banner on the ship ARGO. They all represent Christ. AURIGA has in his hand a band or bridle. Christ's face is represented on the prow of ARGO at the waterline. The travelers in the ship are in Christ, as Noah and his family were in the Ark that represented Christ as Saviour.
THE BAND binds the redeemed to Christ, even while CETUS (Satan) can try us.
Jesus said, "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me...my yoke is easy (portrayed by soft fabric) and my burden is light" (Mt. 11:29,30).
2. ANDROMEDA, in the Denderah Zodiac, SET (SET UP AS A QUEEN), Heb. SIRRA (THE CHAINED) and PERSEA (THE STRETCHED OUT)
Stars: AL PHIRATZ (Ar., THE BROKEN DOWN), MIRACH (Heb., THE WEAK), AL MAACH or AL AMAK (Ar., STRUCK DOWN), ADHIL (THE AFFLICTED), MIZAR (THE WEAK), AL MARA (Ar., THE AFFLICTED), MOSEALAH (DELIVERED FROM THE GRAVE or HELL)
ANDROMEDA, the chained girl that will become a Bride later, after she is set free, seems to represent Israel. She is set aside for awhile, for like Vashti, she 'REFUSED TO COME AT THE KING'S COMMANDMENT BY HIS CHAMBERLAINS" (Esth. 1:12). JER. 14:17 says, "the virgin daughter of my people is broken with a great breach, with a very grievous blow." Isa. 51:17-52:3 says, "Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury...Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again...Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean. Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion. For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money."
3. CEPHEUS, wearing the royal crown on top of a fleece hat that shows he is the Lamb of God, (Heb., THE BRANCH), PE-KU-HOR (Egyptian, THE RULER THAT COMETH), the royal Branch, the King of kings and Lord of lords that is the most High (pictured with his foot on the North Star)
Strips of cloth point out a religious leader, a man of the cloth. The flock is bound with THE BAND. AURIGA, the good shepherd has a BAND or BRIDLE in his hand. CEPHEUS has lots of fabric RIBBONS in his right hand. The crown on his head is tipped with seven stars and shows that he is the King of kings. The many RIBBONS show that he is Lord of lords. In his other hand, he has a sceptre, and is holding it out to CASSIOPEIA, the married wife, as Ahasuerus held out his sceptre to Esther, who became Queen instead of Vashti. She too is holding ribbons.
Esth. 5:1,2 says, "Now IT CAME TO PASS ON THE THIRD DAY, that Esther (STAR, HIDDEN, SECRET) put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king's house, over against the king's house: and THE KING SAT UPON HIS ROYAL THRONE (like CEPHEUS) in the royal house, over against the GATE (North Star?) of the house. And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden SCEPTRE that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre."
Stars: AL DERAMIN (COMING QUICKLY AS IN A CIRCLE), AL PHIRK (Ar., THE REDEEMER), AL RAI (WHO BRUISES or BREAKS), CHEICUS (TO COME IN A CIRCLE)
ARIES (CHIEF or HEAD), TALEH (anc. Heb., THE LAMB SENT FORTH), AL HAMAL (Ar., THE SHEEP, GENTLE, MERCIFUL); in the Denderah Zodiac, TAMETOURIS AMMON (THE REIGN, DOMINION, OR GOVERNMENT OF AMMON, the Lamb is crowned with a circle, BARA-ZIGGAR (anc. Akkadian, BAR means ALTAR or SACRIFICE, ZIGGER means RIGHT MAKING, i.e., THE SACRIFICE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS)
ARIES represents Christ as the Lamb of God. In some of the oldest Zodiacs, Aries is a lamb with a circular crown on his head. Some even had a triangle above his head called RAS AL THALITA (Ar., THE HEAD OF THE TRIANGLE, i.e., of the corner). Psa. 118:22 says, "The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner."
I believe the curtain of the Tabernacle represented the lineup of planets (cherubim). Cherubim were embroidered on each width. The width that represented Earth was the one that was draped over the top back edge of the Tabernacle. It is the one that turned the back corner and went down. Christ is to become the King over the Earth, "the head stone (rock) of the corner." That rock was Christ.
Stars: EL NATH or EL NATIK (Ar., THE WOUNDED, SLAIN), AL SHERATAN (THE BRUISED, THE WOUNDED), MESARIM (Heb., THE BOUND)
Sign ARIES - Mar 21-Apr 19 - Nisan 13 (Apr. 6, 30 AD, Crucifixion, "his season," Job 38:32; De 11:14); SECOND ADVENT - Nisan 1, 5768 (Apr. 6, 2008).
At the Exodus, the Sun had receded into ARIES (which then marked the Spring Equinox) on Nisan 14, Passover, but by the time of the Crucifixion, it had further receded, so that in the noonday datkness, the sun was near EL NATH (THE PIERCED, THE WOUNDED or SLAIN) and AL SHERATAN (THE BRUISED or WOUNDED). That took a lot of planning. God has demonstrated his omnipotence to us dramatically.
DECANS OF ARIES
1. CASSIOPEIA (THE DAUGHTER OF SPLENDOUR), in the Dederah Zodiac, SET (SET UP AS QUEEN), RUCHBA (Ar., THE ENTHRONED), DAT AL CURSA (Chaldee, THE ENTHRONED), always in the sky with her King in the northern hemisphere
CASSIOPEIA is holding ribbons or bands of fabric in her right hand, showing that she is bound to Christ. In her left is THE BRANCH. She is the Lamb's enthroned wife, sitting on a throne with LEO's feet. This shows that she is enthroned in Heaven, as is the Lion of the tribe of Judah.
Psa. 45:9-15 says, "Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the QUEEN in gold of Ophir. Hearken, O daughter...forget also thine own people, and thy father's house; So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him...The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold (symbol of deity, i.e., filled with the Holy Spirit). She shall be BROUGHT UNTO THE KING in raiment of needlework: the VIRGINS HER COMPANIONS THAT FOLLOW HER SHALL BE BROUGHT UNTO THEE. With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace."
Stars: Heb. SCHEDAR (THE FREED), RUCHBAH and DAT AL CURSA (THE ENTHRONED, THE SEATED), CAPH (THE BRANCH)
2. CETUS, the sea monster, Leviathan (Satan), in the Denderah Zodiac KNEM (SUBDUED)
He has a lively TAIL, for he inhabits the False Prophet. He also has a good sized horn that he is sticking TAURUS (THE COMING and RULING) with. This probably goes beyond the False Prophet, the little horn, and depicts Armageddon, the last battle in the ongoing conflict between Christ and Satan.
Stars: MIRA (THE REBEL), MENKAR (THE CHAINED ENEMY), in the tail, DIPHDA or DENEB KAITOS (THE OVERTHROWN, THE THRUST-DOWN)
3. PERSEUS, Heb., PERETZ, and Gr. PERSES or PERSEUS (THE BREAKER), in the Denderah Zodiac KAR KNEM (HE WHO FIGHTS AND SUBDUES) (KNEM is also in CETUS, showing who will be subdued)
PERSEUS is THE BREAKER (i.e., Christ) that flies swiftly (see the wings on his feet) and cuts off the head of Satan (Heb., ROSH SATAN, Ar. AL ONEH, THE SUDUED) with the Sword of the Lord. He straddles the Milky Way and has BANDS on his shoulders and sleeves to show that he is Christ. He has a triangle on his helmet showing that he is "the headstone of the corner" (Psa. 118.22).
Mic. 2:13: "I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah (meaning IN TRIBULATION), as the flock in the midst of their fold; they shall make great noise by reason of the multitude of men. The BREAKER is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the LORD on the head of them."
The many snakes coming out of the head of Satan probably depict the demons. The principal star in the head is AL GHOUL. Contracted into ALGOL, it means THE EVIL SPIRIT, ROLLING ROUND, COMING AND GOING or THE WINKING DEMON. ALGOL is an eclipsing binary and does wink.
Other stars: ATHIK (WHO BREAKS), AL GENIB (WHO CARRIES AWAY), AL ONEH (THE SUBDUED), MIRFAK (WHO HELPS)
TAURUS, SHUR (Heb., COMING and RULING) is an angry charging RIMU, the huge untamable now-extinct wild REEM (wild ox), except this one is sometimes pictured as being snow WHITE
It represents the mighty, untamable wrath of God being unleashed as Christ receives his golden crown on the first day of the Millennium. A horn is a symbol of power. The two horns show that Jesus comes to power twice. One horn is piercing the heel of AURIGA, the shepherd, showing again that Christ had the power to lay down his life and take it again, but when Christ charges with the other horn, that horn, touching ORION's club in the picture book, will pour out God's wrath on his enemies. The star EL NATH (Ar., THE WOUNDED OR SLAIN) is in the horn that is pricking AURIGA'S heel.
On the Day of God's Wrath, when the sun is in VIRGO, men will see another SIGN OF THE SON OF MAN (Mt. 24:30) in the sky and say "to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne (pictured by CEPHEUS), and from the wrath of the Lamb (pictured by TAURUS): For the great day of his wrath is come" (Rev. 6:16,17). God is slow to anger, but when the united nations' army attacks Israel on the 2300th day of the Tribulation (Dan. 8:14), his fury will come up in his face (Eze. 38:18-20). That day will be the great Day of God's Wrath. Isa. 34:2 says, "For the indignation of the LORD is upon ALL NATIONS, and his fury upon ALL THEIR ARMIES...he hath delivered them to the slaughter." Verse 8 adds, "For it is the day of the LORD'S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the CONTROVERSY OF ZION."
We see this controversy over ZION now. Both the Palestinians and Israel want Jerusalem as their capital. It is the echo of the day when Satan wanted the heavenly ZION as his captol too. Isa. 14: 13,14 says, "For thou ('Lucifer, son of the morning,' i.e., Rahab was a morning star) hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High" (Christ, Isa. 44:6).
When the wrath falls, Isa. 33:15-17 says that "He that walketh righteously...shall dwell ON HIGH: his place of defence shall be the munitions (metsad, CASTLE) OF ROCKS: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off" (Heaven).
Stars: PALILICIUM (Heb., BELONGING TO THE JUDGE), AL DEBARAN (THE CAPTAIN, LEADER or GOVERNOR), WASAT (Ar., CENTER, FOUNDATION, or APPOINTED TO RULE)
The Day of God's Wrath is Christ's coronation day and the day of the Judgment Seat of Christ. Just as the Lamb ARIES is in front of the bull TAURUS, and represents the same person, both constellations have a star named EL NATH (Ar., THE WOUNDED or SLAIN) to indicate that both represent Christ our Saviour that was slain to pay the price that is sufficient for our redemption.
In TAURUS (i.e., in Christ) are two clusters of stars that may represent two groups of people that belong to the Lord, the earthly and the heavenly. The PLEIADES (THE CONGREGATION OF THE JUDGE or RULER) may represent Israel, the earthly CONGREGATION. The HYADES (THE CONGREGATED) may represent the heavenly people. The HYADES is located in the left eye of the bull. Is this group the apple of his eye? Psa. 17:8 says, "Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings." Both the iris of the eye and wings suggest Saturn with its ring system. When first found, they looked like wings because of the tilt at that time.
The Syriac name for the PLEIADES is SUCCOTH, booths, as at the Feast of Tabernacles. The PLEIADES are also called the seven sisters, and at Tabernacles, the Israelites dwell in booths seven days. On the Day of God's Wrath on the Feast of Trumpets (Tishri 1), the remnant of Israel will be born in a day (Isa. 66:8). They will be accepted by the Lord ten days later, on the Day of Atonement. Then they will keep the Feast of Tabernacles on Tishri 15-21 with great joy for their deliverance. They will even keep an eighth day, the number of new beginning, showing us that at that time, there will be a new day (the millennial Day of the Lord) and a new order in the "sabbatismos" (Heb. Heb.:7:4), the seventh millennium, the time of God's REST.
Always, when TAURUS rises, SCORPIO sets.
DECANS OF TAURUS
1. ORION (COMING FORTH AS LIGHT), CHESIL (Heb., A STRONG ONE, A HERO, OR GIANT), AL GIAUZA (Ar., THE BRANCH), AL MIRZAM (THE RULER), AL NAGJED (THE PRINCE)
The hilt of ORION's sword is the head and body of a lamb, and ORION has sheepskin moccasins on, showing us that he represents Christ. He is holding up the head and skin of the roaring lion in his left hand and has a club in his right hand. The left figure in GEMINI represents Christ, and he is holding a club like ORION's, but resting. ORION's foot is ready to stomp LEPUS, anciently the snake (now a hare).
Christ, the light of the world, is depicted as a strong man who is victorius over his enemy, the roaring lion who is to be cast into ERIDANUS, the river of fire, shown by the TAIL in the river of fire. The tail of the dragon is in the False Prophet. Both end up in the river of fire.
Stars: BETELGEUZ (THE BRANCH COMING), RIGEL (FOOT THAT CRUSHETH), BELLATRIX (QUICKLY COMING or SWIFTLY DESTROYING), AL NITAK (THE WOUNDED ONE), SAIPH, in ORION's right leg, (BRUISED)
There is a SAIPH in OPHIUCHUS, showing that ORION and OPHIUCHUS both represent the same person, Christ. The star in ORION's foot, above the head of LEPUS, the snake, means (THE FOOT THAT CRUSHES).
2. ERIDANUS (THE RIVER OF THE JUDGE)
The long long river of fire, going down, down, down, represents the Lake of Fire and Hell.
Both CETUS and the severed head of the god of this world (Satan) who previously had dominion are touching the river of fire.
Stars: ZOURAK (Ar., FLOWING), CURSA (Heb., BENT DOWN), ACHERNAR (END OF THE RIVER)
3. AURIGA (Lat., THE CONDUCTOR OF THE REINS, A CHARIOTEER), HAENIOCHUS (Gr., THE DRIVER OR CHARIOTEER)
AURIGA has a bridle in his right hand. He is Christ as the good shepherd who keeps his flock and also is the charioteer who catches up both mother goat and her kids in his arm at the second Rapture. AURIGA has sheepskin moccasins with fleece cuffs, also a fleece collar and cap to show that he represents Christ, the Lamb of God. AURIGA touches PERSEUS and TAURUS, showing that they all represent the same person.
I think believer's children go with them in the first Rapture. All the little children are caught up in the second Rapture. The mother goat is there too, hugging Christ's neck. The good shepherd is seated on the Milky Way, as Heaven, and our entire Solar System, is in the Milky Way.
Stars: MENKILINON (Chaldean, THE BAND OF THE GOATS), MAAZ (A FLOCK OF GOATS), EL NATH (THE WOUNDED or SLAIN), the star in the kids is GEDI (Heb., KIDS), CAPELLA (Lat.) or ALIOTH (Heb.) (THE SHE-GOAT)
One horn of TAURUS is pricking the foot of AURIGA, demonstrating JN. 10:18: "I have power to lay it (his life) down, and I have power to take it again."
When Elijah was caught up to God, he went up in a chariot of fire. II Ki. 2:11 says, "there appeared a CHARIOT OF FIRE, and horses of fire, and parted them both (Elisha and Elijah) asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven." I think AURIGA represents Christ as the good shepherd that is also driving the chariot of fire that will pick up the Tribulation saints in the Pre-Wrath Rapture.
(Finished in Part 3)
"THE WAY," Part 3
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