The Princess gazed up into the heavens. Her friend had given her an alamac, which showed the stars and the times they would appear in their southern sky. The Princess was glad to get it. She had been interested in the stars since learning the story behind the signs.
The constellations that the sun travelled through on the ecliptic revealed knowledge, night after night they revealed knowledge. Psalm 19:2-4
“It’s a pity that in her 88th year my friend can no longer stand outside and look up at the stars” the Princess remarked. “Yes,” the King replied “but how glad I am that she wants to learn the story of the 88 Constellations”.
The 12 signs on the Ecliptic
We can see through the Hubble telescope on our computers. The glory of the heavens is revealed to us, sights that earlier generations could only imagine. But for all of that, is there revealed truth beyond what we see? Are we blinded by the glory?
Let’s look at the constellations. The sun passes through 12 signs, on the Ecliptic, the path of the Sun on the celestial sphere.
Let’s start off in Napier NZ, the city I was born. Napier is the second eastern-most place in the world, first along with Gisborne to see the dawn of the new millenium. To mark the day Napier erected a sculpture on Marine Parade called the Ecliptic Millenium Sculpture. It was built to line up with the position that the sun rose on the day of the dawning of the new millennium.
The Ecliptic is written about in Psalm 19:4-6
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.
The ecliptic contains twelve signs through which the sun passes in its annual course. There 12 Signs each have 3 Decans (36 groups of stars), and 88 Constellations.
Let’s go now to the Bible, where the zodiac is called the Mazzaroth. The Mazzaroth is written about in Job 38:32, the oldest book of the Bible. “Can you bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Can you bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or can you guide Arcturus with his sons? Do you know the ordinances of heaven? Can you set the dominion thereof in the earth?”
Psalm 19 speaks of the constellations revealing knowledge.
“Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. Psalm 19: 2-4
What speech did the constellations pour forth? What knowledge did they reveal?
Sir William Drummond, a poet and philosopher said “the traditions of the Chaldean Astronomy seem the fragments of a mighty system fallen into ruins.” The ruins contain a truth which in the ages after the flood, lost its meaning and became corrupted into what we have today, the zodiac.
The great words of the Bible pick up the speech of the constellations.
The sign of Virgo, “seed of the woman”.
God told the serpent in the garden of Eden, “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel”. Genesis 3:15
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
Jesus told the Samaritan woman “whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst.” John 4:13
The sign of Leo, “the Lion”.
“Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed.” Revelation 5:5. Revelation is the final book of the Bible. It comprises a total of 888 words.
Before the scriptures were written, Seth, the son of Adam, taught this knowledge about the 88 constellations to the ancient world, the story about a King who would be born to save mankind. The number of His name adds to 888.
The name of that King is Jesus.
Jesus = Ἰησοῦς = Ἰ = 10 + η = 8 + σ = 200 + ο = 70 + ῦ = 400 + ς = 200 = 888.
There is no other name by which man can be saved. There is no other name under Heaven. Acts 4:12.
It is written that “whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13.
May you call upon His name, whether you are 8 or 88.
Recommended reading: E.W. Bullinger, Witness of the Stars