Alright, whose ready for night four of our star study? I know we have covered a lot of ground so far; we’ve learned about the Mazzaroth or Zodiac, astronomy which is the biblical study of the stars verses astrology which is the deification and worship of the stars – this is a perversion of Satan of God’s Gospel Message in the Stars written on the fourth day of creation, Virgo the virgin and Libra the balance scales. Tonight we are going to be studying Scorpio the scorpion and it’s three minor constellations.
Scorpio represents a scorpion; the Arabic name for it is Al Akrab which means scorpion and wounding, conflict and war. It’s Coptic name is Isidis meaning attack of the enemy. The main star of this constellation l, located in it’s middle, is Antares or the wounding, cutting, or tearing. Scorpio might be a little harder to place in the gospel story, scorpions don’t readily seem to fit the main key players until you look at the following two verses from scripture in light of the meanings of it’s different names as well as the picture of the constellation in the sky, then it becomes much clearer who this scorpion represents.
and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed: it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Genesis 3:15
Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: Luke 10:19
We see several clues as to the meaning of Scorpio here, first is the positioning of it. It has it’s tail up as if ready to strike or sting, thus bruising or wounding something. Possibly a heel as we see in Genesis 3:15 the seed of the woman’s heel will be bruised. But that’s by a serpent, not a scorpion, you say; to which I reply look what Jesus himself says in Luke 10:19, serpents and scorpions are likened to the enemy, Satan. Based on this plus the meaning of Scorpio we can say that it represents the struggle between Satan and God, the cosmic war so to speak. It also symbolizes Jesus being wounded, or His heel being bruised, for our sins, being the sacrifice to atone for us, to pay a debt we owe but could never hope to pay.
Scorpio’s first decan further supports this, meet Serpens. I don’t think I really need to tell you that this guy represents the serpent, that old devil, Satan himself.
Looking at him it is pretty clear who he is and what he is going after – the crown, Corona Libra’s decan. But you see he ain’t never gonna get that crown he so covets, he’s already been defeat and is firmly captured by Ophiuchus. Satan’s plan has always been to set himself up as king, to be higher than the Most High God, to steal the crown. So when we look at Scripture we see the confirmation of who this Serpens is.
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. … And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, cursed art thou above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: Genesis 3:1&14
And the great dragon was cast down, the old serpent, he that is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world; he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were cast down with him. Revelation 12:9
I already gave you a hint to the second decan, he is the one capturing and holding fast the serpent, Ophiuchus. His name means the serpent holder and he is the image of a strong man wrestling with and defeating the serpent, preventing him from ever obtaining his desire, the crown. One foot of the man happens to be located near Scorpio’s tail and it is lifted up as if bruised, the other foot is stomping on the scorpions head, literally crushing it.
I sure am glad we know the end of this great story playing out before our eyes and written 6,000 years ago across the sky. God wins! Jesus already defeated death soon he will defeat Satan and ole slewfoot will trouble us no more. In spite of being bruised. Ophiuchus is described as the Healer, Physician, and the Desired One, pretty clear who this is, right?
And when Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners. Mark 2:17
who his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree, that we, having died unto sins, might live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed. 1 Peter 2:24
Which brings us to our final decan, Hercules, the Mighty One. Here we see again another strong very strong man, this time kneeling upon his right knee with the foot raised as if wounded; yet another symbol of our Savior. Hercules is stepping on the head of Draco the dragon with his left foot while holding a three-headed serpent in one hand and a club in the other.
In ancient Egypt his name means Him who comes. The brightest star in this constellation is Rash al Ghetto or the head of him who bruises. The name of the second star means the Branch kneeling.
While the Greeks are well known for worshiping Hercules they weren’t the first to do so. No sirree, they had heard the Phoenicians stories of the strength and power of this man so they twisted the stories to incorporate him into their mythology. But neither of their false god version of Hercules could compare to the truth of who this mighty figure in the stars represents, our sweet Lord and Savior, our mighty conquering King, Jesus Christ.
Tomorrow night we will revisit a familiar image as we finish up our first section of the Mazzaroth. As always my beloved brothers and sisters in the Lord may the Father bless and keep you.