Immanuel, God with us

 This Christmas I am going to write about the King.  In order to do him justice I went into the Kingdom, my way of meditating where I read the Bible and weave together signs.  Let me tell you a story ….

Immanuel © Joanne Rolston

Adam looked at Seth and his children as he taught them the history of the world and explained the prophecy of things yet to come.  The facts were in the form of a story, with no scientific explanation or context.  He knew it would have to be transmitted orally in order to survive the coming deluge and ice age.  It was the simple truth.  As for He who was to come, the stars would confirm the prophecy.  On this particular night the sky was filled with their brilliance.

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the skies proclaim his handiwork.
Day after day they utter speech, and night after night they show knowledge.
They have no speech or language, no sound is heard from them.
Yet their sound has gone out through all the earth, and their utterances to the end of the earth.
Psalms 19:1-4

“What happened after you ate from the tree of knowledge?”  asked Enoch, a child of the seventh generation.  Adam replied; “Our Father looked at us, who he’d fashioned after his own image, with great grief, for we had lost our glory.  Now naked and ashamed, we cowered before him.  Without our covering of light we looked just like animals, like creatures of clay.  I saw the shining innocence in Eve’s eyes give way to self-awareness and sadness.”

“Were you as Gods?” Seth asked.  Adam wept.  “No.  We had knowledge, but no power to save ourselves.  The serpent took the whole world.”  Adam’s eyes darkened.  “My father cursed the form that Lucifer the Archangel had taken, and promised that we would be his enemies – his offspring and ours, the seed of the woman.  He promised us a deliverer who would take the fallen world back from him, as he said to the serpent “He will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” Genesis 3:15    

Adam pointed to the constellation of Scorpio, where the brightest star Antares, the wounding, shone ominously with a deep red light.  “The meaning of Scorpio is ‘The Redeemer’s conflict’. There the gigantic scorpion is trying to sting in the heel a mighty man, who is struggling with a serpent.  The serpent is crushed by the man, who has his foot placed right on the scorpion’s heart.

Over there is the constellation of Hercules, the mighty one.  He is bending on one knee, with his right heel lifted up as if it had been wounded, while his left foot is set directly over the head of the great dragon. In his left hand he grasps Cerberus, a triple-headed monster. And he has the skin of a lion, which he has slain, thrown around him.

 “Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder;
The young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under foot.” Psalm 91:13

Now look up there, children, at Virgo.  Virgo means “the seed of the woman.”  She has a branch in her right hand, representing the one who will be brought forth, and some ears of corn in her left hand, representing seed.mary_baby_jesus

“Behold, the days come, says the LORD, That I will raise unto David a righteous BRANCH (a Son), And a KING shall reign and prosper.Jeremiah 23:5

 There in Virgo is Centaurus, the “despised”, and Bootes who is “to come”, and Coma “the desired”.  A new star will appear in this sign when He of whom it is foretold will be born.  He will be the desire of all nations, to be despised and rejected by men, giving his life as an offering that we may live.  He is the coming one who will rule and govern the earth”.

Ages will pass, and kingdoms will come and go.  After the meaning of the twelve signs is lost, a nation of twelve tribes will arise, and a bloodline will be chosen.  They will prophecy and preserve the truth about him in their scrolls, and He will be born.

“What sign will be given when he comes?” they asked.

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.  Isaiah 7:14

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