Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Signs in the Heavens

Since our trip with all the 'signs' we encountered--some
understood, some not; some ignored to our peril--I have
been thinking about 'signs' in the Bible. The first mention
of the word 'signs' is in the first chapter of Genesis:

'And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the 
heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be 
for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years...and 
it was so.' Genesis 1:14

God named the stars and the constellations. Abraham was
familiar with the heavens and so was Job who lived in the
same time period.

'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?' 
Job 38:31,32

Daniel came to Babylon and became the chief Astronomer.
He not only studied from the Babylon point of view but
from scripture and the Jewish understanding of the heavens.
Don't you think that the Wise Men some centuries later had
copies of the Book of Daniel and all of his notes from
earlier? They were watching the heavens for the sign of
the birth of the Jewish King. They came to an ignorant
Jerusalem to inquire about the birth of their King.

The ancient nations took what God named and renamed
the stars and the constellations. Why? Because the heavens
God created lay out the story of Redemption and it gives
clues to prophetic events still to come.

Reader, we have so many lights at night that we can hardly
find the story even if we knew to look. We have calendars
and clocks, what more can we want? Chuck Missler has
done an excellent job of unpacking the heavens from God's
point of view. The word, mazzaroth, is the Hebrew word
for the zodiac.

I discovered how important it is to be able to read and
understand the signs on the highway. Is it not more
important to understand the story God has placed above
us? You can download the story. You will be amazed! 

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