3. THE PICTURES OF THE ZODIAC
Have you ever stopped to consider where astrology originated from or wondered how the signs came to be represented by figures that look nothing like the constellations of stars? The pictures of each constellation are not there because the stars within the constellations are in a form that looks like the picture. There is just no way that the stars create a shape that looks like the sign’s picture.
Rather, each major sign of the Zodiac is made up of a constellation of stars. Each major constellation has 3 other constellations connected to it and they are called decans or flank constellations. One example of this is Orion, which is a decan of Taurus.
Psalm 147:4 tells us that; “He (God) counts the number of the stars, He calls them all by name” So, the stars are named, the names have meaning. It is the meaning of the stars’ names that tell a story and a picture is then created that represents the story that is being told within that sign.
We know, according to scripture and the writings of Josephus (a Jewish Historian) that there was a time when there was only one language. During this time, God spoke to people. For example, He walked and talked with Adam and Eve: Genesis 3:8, 9 says “And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day; and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden. And the Lord God called Adam, and said, “Where are you?” Enoch also walked with God. Genesis 5:22-24 says: “And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” Then there was Moses to whom God spoke face to face; Exodus 33:11 says: “And the Lord spoke unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend” Also Deutoronomy 34:10 which says: “And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face”
Just like with Abram whom he told to look toward heaven and read the stars in their proper order to learn about the message of his offspring, God could have been talking to others about this same message and therefore it would have been passed on verbally so that all knew and understood what was written in the stars, at least until God was angered.
It is known that Satan hates God and wants to be God and therefore endeavours to corrupt everything that is special to God including leading people astray so that they wouldn’t find God. By enticing men to believe the new made up stories that Satan authored, astrology was born. It seems like Satan was working hard in the hearts of men to make them believe the counterfeit, turn away from God and devise a plan to build a tower to reach the new gods that they worshipped for they said in Genesis 11:4:“Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
But this angered God for by building a tower UNTO the heavenlies, they are worshipping the heavenlies instead of the Creator of the heavenlies and therefore destroyed their tower and scattered them over the face of the earth, each with their own language so that they couldn’t understand one another. This could be why all nations call the signs by the same names, because as they were scattered, each with their own language, they took their knowledge of the stars with them.
But let us not waste time on a counterfeit message that seeks to deceive us and pull us away from God but rather see what the message has been from the beginning, when He created the heavens. With that said, let’s start at the beginning and read to find out exactly what is the Glory of God that the heavens are declaring..
Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Until next time when we immerse ourselves in the message written in the stars, we don’t have to wait to enter into the Kingdom of God. God invites us now to enter into a relationship with Him. A relationship where you too can walk and talk with Him and learn about the many beautiful mysteries that He wants to reveal to you. It is simple:
- Ask God to forgive you of your sins. Confess to Him that you have broken His law and have sinned against Him.
- Ask Jesus to save you. He has already paid the penalty for your sin. Acknowledge that He died on the cross for your sins but 3 days later, rose from the dead, conquering death so that you may have life. Ask to receive His gift of salvation.
- Ask the Holy Spirit to change you, give you a new heart, a new mind, to dwell with you, teach you and give you the courage, power, strength and faith to turn away from your sin and follow Jesus.