The Antithesis of Astrology
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Of the Pillar of Enoch Ministry
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NOTE: This essay can be freely distributed to skeptics to show them the biblical and historical basis for believing that there is a Gospel in the Stars. It conclusively shows that this heavenly record in the stars has a divine origin, and a purpose that is and always was revealed through the forty-eight ancient constellations of the Zodiac. It is a compilation of copyrighted sections taken from all four books in the Language of God Book Series with some new material added, and it is being presented here as a free supplement that can be shared with friends and family when attempting to educate them about the wonders that God alone wrote into the heavens.
Table of Contents:
Psalm 19, Proof that the Gospel in the Stars Exists
Astrology: Sacred Astronomy Turned to Evil Ends
Sacred Astronomy, A Godly Source of Celestial Knowledge
The Origin of the Sacred Monuments Tied to the Mazzaroth
Sacred Astronomy Perverted Into Pagan Astrology
Sacred Astronomy, the Divine Science Known to Abraham
The Holy Spirit Required to Interpret Sacred Symbols
Appropriate Use and Interpretation of Symbols in Religion
The Mazzaroth’s Divine Origin
Many Christians today are rightly concerned about occultism winding its way into our churches in often-ambiguous ways, such as through various forms of positive thinking, Eastern meditation, Martial Arts, and Yoga. They are also becoming more aware of the many sleepy or apostate Christians who do not read the Bible, and do not know the biblical sanctions against sorcery, witchcraft, channeling, and fortune telling. These Scripturally unschooled believers routinely engage in obvious forms of occultism, such as Tarot Card Readings, Psychic Readings, Astrology, and so-called White Magic.
Though Christians do well to shun any type of ungodly occultism or magic, there is an esoteric method of studying the allegorical meanings behind all created things that can be extremely beneficial to those who are born-again with the Holy Spirit and have an active relationship with Christ in prayer. Unfortunately, however, one of these esoteric forms of studying God’s Word called Sacred Astronomy, or Biblical Astrology bears such a close resemblance to the Pagan form of Astrology that it is often rejected by unenlightened believers who have not done any research to see if there is a strong case for the truth of the claims that Sacred Astronomy has a divine origin.
Sadly, since Sacred Astronomy superficially appears to have much in common with occult Astrology, those who engage in this sacred science have received much persecution among Christians who do not understand that it was invented by our Creator God (who was the Pre-Incarnate Christ), and that it is based more on the science of Astronomy and the discipline of Biblical interpretation than on Astrology, which is a form of Sorcery used for fortune-telling.
Unlike Astrologers, those who practice Sacred Astronomy often do so to gain a better understanding of prophecies found in Genesis, Isaiah, Psalms, Daniel, Ezekiel, Zechariah, Revelation, and just about every other book of the Bible. These modern Wise Men are inevitably drawn to delve into the secrets of Sacred Astronomy because countless symbolic creatures, situations, and structures in biblical prophecies appear to have a very real stellar connection. In fact, the symbols found in the forty-eight ancient constellations used in Sacred Astronomy unquestionably tell the same prophetic story as the Bible, and are focused on the unique Person and mission of the Redeemer, Prince, and Messiah who is both the Son of God and the Son of Man. The symbols in Sacred Astronomy also indicate - just as the Bible does - that this same God-man would have several imperfect, purely human prefigurations in the likes of great men like Abraham, Joseph, and Moses - but no perfect equal on Earth or in Heaven outside of God the Father and the Holy Spirit.
The forty-eight constellations of the ancient Mazzaroth or Zodiac and their individual stars have been associated with certain concrete images and definitive names since time immemorial, and are not just figments of people’s over active imaginations. In fact, the Bible clearly teaches that none other than God Himself chose the symbols and names for the constellations and stars surrounding our Earth. In my books, I call God’s use of these symbols to teach us about Christ and to communicate His Will to us “the Language of God.” Simply put, the Language of God is an allegorical pictorial and symbolic language that silently communicates God’s personality, nature, and attributes to us through the Person of His Son. In fact, once people are aware of its existence, and see how godly a study it is, the Language of God as found in the Ancient Zodiac contains the whole Gospel of Christ that is contained in the Bible, even though the stars in the Zodiac were created thousands of years before the Bible was written!
Nonetheless, the written Word of God and the guidance of the Holy Spirit are needed before any correct interpretation of the symbols used in the Language of God and the Mazzaroth can be made. This is why the knowledge of Sacred Astronomy has been hidden away since ancient times. People who do not know God personally through His Holy Spirit cannot properly understand it and are much more likely to misuse it. Despite this, the knowledge of Sacred Astronomy is being resurrected today to challenge the claims of the escalating number of ungodly scientists, doctors, archeologists, astronomers, and geologists who deny the existence of God. Many of them also claim that all ancient societies were either polytheistic or pantheistic from the beginning and only developed monotheistic ideas about God much later in history. In addition, there has been an unprecedented rise in occultism, Paganism, and witchcraft today. For this reason, the truth about the Gospel hidden in the Mazzaroth is now being revealed to more than just a few Wise Men to make a mockery of the scientific and religious communities that are rebelling against God. In addition, this esoteric knowledge is being disclosed to this final generation before the Great Tribulation so that they can re-claim all the wonderful symbols in God’s creation for Christ, through Whom every symbol was created, and by Whom each received their meaning.
As mentioned in my book, “The Language of God in the Universe,” the Bible clearly teaches that Yahweh God set the stars in the heavens:
“Praise the LORD (Yahweh) from the heavens, praise him in the heights above. Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts. Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars. Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. Let them praise the name of the LORD (Yahweh), for he commanded and they were created. He set them in place for ever and ever; he gave a decree that will never pass away.” - Psalm 148:1-6 (NIV)
The Bible also teaches that the stars were meant to be a sign for us - to help us keep track of days, years, seasons of the year, and the unfolding of God’s prophetic timeline:
“Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth;’ and it was so.” - Genesis 1:14-15 (NKJ)
Upon reading the preceding Scripture, I was compelled to ask these questions: “How, if they are so dim, were the stars meant to give light to the Earth? Were they somehow brighter in the past, or did the light they give come from enlightenment?” “Could the light referred to in the above Scripture be the light of spiritual knowledge that comes from discerning the Language of God written in the ‘Heavenly Tablets’ - the forty eight constellations that make up the twelve major Zodiac signs?” This is highly probable. In addition to knowing the spiritual implications of each constellation, certain alignments of the Sun, Moon, planets and comets may show us which part of Yahweh’s heavenly prophecy written in the Mazzaroth is unfolding during each passing Age.
Since much of the prophetic import found in the Gospel in the Stars is found in the names of the stars themselves, the source of their names needs to be conclusively shown. The Bible can clear up any ambiguity about the origins of the star names:
“He determines the number of the stars and calls
them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his
understanding has no limit.” - Psalm 147:4-5 (NIV)
The Bible passage quoted here conclusively shows that Yahweh God alone named the stars. Furthermore, Yahweh alone determined the positions that the stars occupy. He alone set the stars in the skies, both as signs for us and as a testament to His power and glory. However, for those who want more Biblical proof, more is available.
For example, Yahweh used the names of known constellations during His discourse with Job from out of a whirlwind. He named the Pleiades cluster in Taurus by its Hebrew name “Kemah” and called the Orion constellation “Kesil,” meaning “burly” or “fat” and, by implication, “giant.” Job also evidently knew about the constellations and refers to four of them as he discusses Yah’s creation of them with one of his friends:
“He made the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.” - Job 9:9 (NKJ)
It is evident from these clear references to the Zodiac that educated, righteous men like Job studied the Sacred Astronomy developed by the Sethites before the Flood. The existing records of the many spiritual legacies left to us by the Sethites are closely examined in Books Three and Four of the Language of God Book Series. To understand Sethite Astronomy better, let’s study the Scripture just quoted to see exactly which constellations Job was referring to.
The constellation identified as the Bear by the translator was called Arctos, or Arcturus in ancient times, in mimicry of the constellation connected to it. This was Bootes, which contains the star called Arcturus, and may also have been known as Arcturus or the Guardian of Arcturus in ancient times. This large circumpolar constellation is also known as Ursa Major or the Greater Bear. It is called “Ayish,” which means, “To Hasten” in Hebrew. Like Yah does later in the Book of Job (Job 38:31), Job also mentions Orion and the Pleiades by their Hebrew names, signifying his familiarity with the Zodiac sign of Taurus and its decans. Finally, Job mentions the “chambers of the south,” which are called “cheder teman“ in Hebrew. When translated into English, “cheder” literally means “enclosure” and “teman“ means “right-hand“ or, by implication, “the south.”
Though the exact meaning of this phrase “enclosure of the right hand” is uncertain, the late scholar Joseph A. Seiss argued that it refers to Scorpio. In his book “The Gospel in the Stars,” Seiss pointed out that Job positively identifies three constellations in the same sentence in which this phrase appears. It therefore likely refers to a specific constellation as opposed to a general section of the night sky. Seiss also noted that the constellation on the ecliptic that is opposite to (or figuratively “to the south of”) the Pleiades in Taurus is the Zodiac sign of Scorpio. Scorpio has three decan signs associated with it, which are Hercules, Ophiuchus, and Serpens, as shown in the preceding star chart featuring Ophiuchus in the center.
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