Recently I learned how the Gospel message was declared in the stars by Yahuah in the beginning of creation.
We’re not talking about astrology or horoscopes, but rather the grand design of the skies above which declare the Gospel narrative.
And Elohim said, “Let lights come to be in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and appointed times, and for days and years, Genesis 1:14
When Elohim was questioning Job, He pointed out His command of the Mazzaroth, the twelve signs in the circle of the Zodiac.
Do you bind the bands of Kimah (Pleiades), or loosen the cords of Kesil (Orion)? Do you bring out the constellations (Mazzaroth ) in its season? Or do you lead the Bear (Arcturus) with its sons? Job 38:31-32
The great plan of redemption was told through the stars, long before written records were in place. It is defined with star groups and the names of individual stars.
The heavens (Mazzaroth) are proclaiming the esteem of Ěl; And the expanse is declaring the work of His hand.
Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, and there are no words, Their voice is not heard.
Their line (ecliptic) has gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them He set up a tent for the sun (picture of Yahusha, the Sun of Righteousness, Malachi 4:2),
And it is like a bridegroom coming out of his room, It rejoices like a strong man to run the path.
Its rising is from one end of the heavens, And its circuit to the other end; And naught is hidden from its heat. Psalms 19:1-6
In Isaiah 40, Yahuah told Isaiah to look up at His Mazzaroth in the heavens, which declare His redemption plan:
Did you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been declared to you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in, Lift up your eyes on high and see. Who has created these? He who is bringing out their host by number, He calls them all by name, by the greatness of His might and the strength of His power – not one is missing.
The enemy, Satan, has perverted the story of redemption by causing pagan empires to create alternative stories about the stars.
He has caused believers to shun any knowledge of the zodiac, as he has conditioned them to believe that it is evil.
But the constellations of the Zodiac were created by your Father in heaven, to declare His love for you, and to declare His plan of redemption.
“He appoints the number of the stars, He gives names to all of them.” Psalm 147:4
Here are a few examples.
Spica means the Branch.
Arcturus means He comes.
Pollux means who comes to suffer.
Antares means the wounded.
Sirius means the Prince.
Elnath means slain.
Procyon means the Redeemer.
Vega means He shall be exalted.
Regulus means regal, the King Star.
Orion means Coming As Light.
It is one of several pictures in the heavens which speak of a mighty person who is to come to earth, who will triumph over the great enemy of mankind, who will take away sin and its disastrous effects, and who will bring in blessing and righteousness.
Here is a summary of the twelve constellations that for the Zodiac, the Mazzaroth.
Each of the twelve signs pictorially represents a prophetic event in relation to the unfolding story of salvation in the history of the world.
Associated with each of the twelve were three other signs called decans, which give part of the sign’s message.
The summaries are from the book God’s Voice in the Stars: Zodiac Signs and Bible Truth by Ken Fleming, which I highly recommend that you buy; as it’s a concise, easy to read explanation of the constellations and how they symbolize our redemption.
Virgo represents the seed of the woman, Messiah the Incarnate Son.
Virgo represents the woman with the Seed, the virgin-born Seed.
The three decans of Virgo:
Coma represents the woman with her son, the desired Son.
Centaurus represents the dual-natured, half god/half man, the despised sin-offering.
Bootes represents the Shepherd guarding, the coming Shepherd.
Therefore Yahuah Himself gives you a sign: Look, the maiden conceives and gives birth to a Son, and shall call His Name Immanu’ĕl. Isaiah 7:14
From The Witness Of The Stars by E.W. Bullinger, which I highly recommend:
The first decan constellation in Virgo explains that this coming “Branch” will be a child, and that He should be the “Desired of all nations.”
The ancient name of this constellation is Comah, the desired, or the longed for. We have the word used by the Holy Spirit in this very connection, in Haggai 2:7, “And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.”
The ancient Zodiacs pictured this constellation as a woman with a child in her arms. Albumazar, an Arabian Astronomer of the eighth century, says, “There arises in the first Decan, as the Persians, Chaldeans, and Egyptians, and the two Hermes and Ascalius teach, a young woman, whose Persian name denotes a pure virgin, sitting on a throne, nourishing an infant boy, having a Hebrew name, by some nations called IHESU, with the signification IEZA, which in Greek is called CHRISTOS.”
So we can see that Yahuah has declared from the beginning that Messiah, the Appointed One, would come. And we also see more validation for the name Ihesu Ieza, Jesus Christ.
Libra represents the required price, Messiah the Redeemer.
Libra represents scales and the sufficient price, the blood of Messiah the price which covers.
The three decans of Libra:
Crux represents the mark of the cross, the death and finished work of Messiah.
Lupus the slain victim, the sacrifice of Messiah for sin.
Corona the crown, the crown bestowed on Messiah.
And they sang a renewed song, saying, “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals, because You were slain, and have redeemed us to Elohim by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, Revelation 5:9
Scorpio represents the mortal conflict, Messiah the Sufferer.
Scorpio represents the scorpion seeking to would but itself crushed, the enemy wounding Him.
The three decans of Scorpio:
Serpens represents the serpent struggling with the seed of the woman, the conflict.
Ophiuchus represents the mighty One holding the serpent from obtaining the crown, the evil one.
Hercules represents the mighty Man, humbled yet victorious, the mighty One victorious.
You tread upon lion and cobra, Young lion and serpent you trample under foot. Psalms 91:13
Sagittarius represents the final triumph, Messiah the Conqueror.
Sagittarius represents the archer with the drawn bow, the victorious Redeemer.
The three decans of Sagittarius:
Lyra represents the harp or lyre, praise for the victorious Redeemer
Ara represents the altar or burning pyre, judgment prepare for the devil and his angels.
Draco represents the dragon cast down, Satan cast down in defeat.
And ride prosperously in Your splendour, On the matter of truth and humility, righteousness; And let Your right hand lead You to awesome matters. Your arrows are sharp In the heart of the Sovereign’s enemies – Peoples fall under You. Psalms 45:4-5
Capricorn represents life out of death, Messiah the Sacrifice.
Capricorn represents the sea goat, life resulting from the sacrificial death of Messiah
The three decans of Capricorn:
Sagitta represents the arrow, Elohim’s judgment against sin.
Aquila represents the falling eagle, the Pierced One falling.
Delphinus represents the dolphin springing out of the water, resurrection from death.
Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit. John 12:24
Aquarius represents blessing out of victory, Messiah the Living Water.
Aquarius represents the waterman, the Water of Life poured out on the redeemed.
The three decans of Aquarius:
Piscis represents the southern fish, the Living Water received in fullness.
Pegasus represents the winged horse, the soon return of the Redeemer.
Cygnus represents the swan, the sure return of the Redeemer.
And on the last day, the great day of the festival, Yahusha stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me, and let him who believes in Me drink. John 7:37
Pisces represents deliverance out of bondage, Messiah the Liberator.
Pisces represents the fishes, the blessings of salvation delayed.
The three decans of Pisces:
The Band represents a cord, the Redeemed bound.
Andromeda represents the chained woman, the redeemed in bondage and affliction
Cepheus represents the crowned King, the deliverer coming to rule.
And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I shall make you fishers of men. Matthew 4:19
And He said to them, “Throw the net on the right side of the boat, and you shall find.” So they threw, and they were no longer able to draw it in because of the large number of fish. John 21:6
Aries represents glory out of humiliation, Messiah the Crowned Lamb.
Aries represents the Lamb, deliverance realized.
The three decans of Aries:
Cassiopeia represents the enthroned woman, freed and preparing for her marriage to her Deliverer.
Cetus represents the sea monster, the great enemy subdued and bound.
Perseus represents the breaker, the mighty Deliverer.
saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb having been slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and respect and esteem and blessing!” Revelation 5:12
Taurus represents His glorious coming, Messiah the Judge.
Taurus represents the wild bull, the Judge coming to rule.
The three decans of Taurus:
Orion represents the Prince of glory, the triumph and brightness of His coming.
Eridanus represents the river of fire, the fiery wrath poured on His enemies.
Auriga represents the Shepherd, the protection of His people in the day of wrath.
But You lift up my horn like a wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil. Psalms 92:10
Gemini represents His rule on Earth, Messiah the King.
Gemini represents the twins, the coming Prince and Savior.
The three decans of Gemini:
Lepus represents the enemy, the enemy trodden underfoot,
Canis Major Sirius represents the Prince, the coming Prince of glory,
Canis Minor Procyn represents the Redeemer, the coming Redeemer,
Then we, the living who are left over, shall be caught away together with them in the clouds to meet the Master in the air – and so we shall always be with the Master. 1 Thessalonians 4:17
Cancer represents His possessions held secure, Messiah the Protector.
Cancer represents the secure resting place, the redeemed held safe.
The three decans of Cancer:
Ursa Minor represents the sheepfold, the stronghold of the saved.
Ursa Major represents the flock, the assembled flock.
Argo represents the ship in harbor, travelers safely home.
and said, “By Myself I have sworn, declares יהוה, Yahuah, because you have done this, and have not withheld your son, your only son, that I shall certainly bless you, and I shall certainly increase your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore, and let your seed possess the gate of their enemies. Genesis 22:16-17
Leo represents His enemies destroyed, Messiah the Victor.
Leo represents the Lion, the triumph of the Redeemer.
The three decans of Leo:
Hydra represents the serpent, the old serpent destroyed.
Crater represents the cup, the wrath of Elohim poured out on the serpent.
Corvus represents the raven, the devouring of the old serpent.
And one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, overcame to open the scroll and to loosen its seven seals.” Revelation 5:5
References for additional Study:
The Gospel in the Stars by Joseph A. Seiss
The Witness of the Stars by E.W. Bullinger