The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. - Psalm 19:1-2 (KJV)In a previous post I wrote how the Gospel was hidden "in plain sight" in the first geneology given in the book of Genesis. The passage from Psalm 19 above then begs the question: has God also told the Gospel in the stars? The information presented below did not come from any research done by me but I thought you would enjoy my sharing it. Since it is too long for a single blog post, I will be posting a small portion every few days.
The Eye of God Nebula
According to the very first book of the Bible, YHWH Elohhiym (the LORD God) set the luminaries of the stars, sun, moon, and planets in the heavens as perpetual signs declaring the awesome glory of His plan of eternal redemption and His victory over the adversary, hasaataan (Satan).
Like all natural things that have succumbed to pagan influences, the constellations are part of God’s creation. He set the stars in the sky, and they were put there for a purpose . We are told what that purpose is in the very first chapter of the Bible. We read in Gen. 1:14-16 that Elohhiym said:
“Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. 16 God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.
So we see that the luminaries of the sun, moon, stars, and to some extent the planets as well, each play a greater or lesser role in explaining and prophetically illustrating YHWH’s plan of redemption leading to the ultimate establishment of His Kingdom. He accomplishes this specifically through the institution of signs and seasons.
The “Signs” mentioned in Genesis 1:14 refer to prophetic signs in the stars in general, but more specifically to the 12 Signs of the Zodiac. These signs are star constellations, groupings of adjacent stars that collectively depict a variety of images, such as a lion, a woman, a scorpion, and a ram. Anciently there were a total of 48 such constellations, with each of the 12 signs having three corresponding constellations that were associated with it.
A list of the twelve signs and their associated constellations follows:
- Virgo: Boötes the herdsman, Coma the woman and child, Centaurus the centaur
- Libra: Corona Borealis the northern crown, Lupus the wolf, Crux the southern cross
- Scorpius: Ophiuchus the serpent-bearer, Serpens the serpent, Hercules the hero
- Sagittarius: Draco the dragon, Ara the altar, Lyra the lyre
- Capricornus: Aquila the eagle, Sagitta the arrow, Delphinus the dolphin
- Aquarius: Piscis Austrinus the southern fish, Pegasus the horse, Cygnus the swan
- Pisces: Bands joining the fish, Andromeda the chained lady, Cepheus the king
- Aries: Cassiopeia the queen, Cetus the sea beast, Perseus the warrior
- Taurus: Auriga the shepherd/charioteer, Orion the hunter/giant, Eridanus the river
- Gemini: Canis Major the big dog, Canis Minor the small dog, Lepus the hare/serpent
- Cancer: Ursa Major the big bear, Ursa Minor the small bear, Argo Navis the ship
- Leo: Hydra the water snake, Crater the cup, Corvus the raven
Genesis 3: 15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel.” New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. (Ge 3:15).