Tonight we will be finishing up our second segment of the Mazzaroth, dealing with the church age, as we learn about Aries – the ram or Lamb. This constellation represents the Lamb of God, our precious Savior. Aries means the chief or the Head; Aryan means Lordly; ram in English means high, great, elevated, or lifted up. In Syrian the name means the Lamb; in Arabic it is called Al Hamal, the sheep, the gentle, the merciful. The three main stars in Aries are El Nath, the wounded; El Natik, the bruised; and Al Sharetan, the slain. The triangle found over the head of the Ram signifies it’s divine nature and the star Ras al Thalitha means the head or the uplifted.
On the morrow he seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold, the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world! John 1:29
I find Aries first decan to be a lovely picture of the hope we look forward to as the church of true believers. Cassiopeia, the enthroned queen, is the figure of the woman no longer chained as we saw her last night but instead she is lifted up out of the evil of this world and is no longer restrained by earthly bonds. Instead she is enthroned on high with her great King, the body is seen here united with the Head. Cassiopeia means the beautiful or the enthroned and a few of her major star names are Sheddar, the freed; Ruchbah, the enthroned; Dat al Cursa, the seated. To the right of the queen we find Cephus, the Crowned King from last night, holding out his sceptre towards his bride.
And there came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls, who were laden with the seven last plagues; and he spake with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the wife of the Lamb. Revelation 21:9
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And he that heareth, let him say, Come. And he that is athirst, let him come: he that will, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation 22:17
Now we come to Cetus yet another of the one third of the major and minor constellations that represent Satan. Which I find to be fascinating considering this passage from Revelation:
And his tail draweth the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: Revelation 12:4
Cetus is the sea monster, the figure of leviathan from the book of Job. It has one interesting variable star, Mira meaning rebel, that shines brightly then gradually dims to invisibility over approximately 300 days. What better star to represent Satan, that rebel, that deceiver than one that pretends to not be there. Some of the other stars are Menkar, the chained enemy and Diphda, the overthrown or thrust down.
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
And finally we come to the Breaker, Persus, who carries a sword in one hand the snakey head of Medusa under the other arm and breaks the Deceiver. The main star names for Persus are Atik, he who breaks; Al Genib, the One who carried away; and Mirfak, who helps. Medusa’s head means the trodden underfoot and the name of it’s brightest star is Al Ghoul or Algol, meaning Evil Spirit; it is also a variable star that changes magnitude every three days. Other stars in the head include Rosh Satan, Satan’s head; and Al Oneh, the weakened, subdued.
And he laid hold on the dragon, the old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and cast him into the abyss, and shut it, and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, until the thousand years should be finished: after this he must be loosed for a little time. Revelation 20:2-3
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where are also the beast and the false prophet; and they shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Revelation 20:10
When we pull Aries and it’s decans together we get a message of great hope for the church. We see the picture of the Lamb of God who breaks the power of the evil one, Satan, the Deceiver and raises His bride the church to the status of enthroned queen.
If you are not already part of that Bride waiting to join her husband in glory then I urge you to consider the message of Christ today. I’ve shown you 8 of the 12 major constellations and their decans of the Mazzaroth, God’s picture book of salvation written in the sky. They tell the story of man’s sinful nature and desperate need for a Savior, they tell of the evil of Satan as he strives to deceive as many as he can before he is ultimately defeated when Christ returns again, possibly very soon, as the final 4 constellations of the Mazzaroth show. They tell of the sacrifice of the Lamb of God and his conquering of death, of his return to claim His bride, of His glorious triumph over Satan and his followers, which happens to be all who are not followers of Christ.
When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden, it didn’t just affect them but the entire creation, that includes all mankind.
Therefore, as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin; and so death passed unto all men, for that all sinned:– Romans 5:12
We can look at history and see the tragic effects of that one choice, that one bite! But praise God, he loved man His creation made in His image so much He had a already planned the way of escape from the effects of that terrible moment, he’d created the solution the first day before anything else – Let there be Light!
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. Genesis 1:3-5
Then one day four God wrote the plan for the Light of the world across the heavens when he made the sun, moon and the stars also.
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 let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made the two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. Genesis 1:14-16
He didn’t make Adam till day six, and He knew even as he was breathing the breathe of life into His creation that all too soon He would have to explain His merciful and glorious plan for salvation from the sin Adam was soon to bring on the world.
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 2:7
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: 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 3:14-15
God is such a loving Father, but holy and just, He created us to fellowship with, to be His precious children, and we kinda messed it up. Because God is holy he can’t be anything less, because he is just he can’t accept those who are not, that means mankind in it’s sinful nature is eternally separated from our Creator, our Father. For we see that because of Adam all have sinned, none is righteous, all have fallen short of the Glory of God.
for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23
What then? are we in worse case than they? No, in no wise: for we before laid to the charge both of Jews and Greeks, that they are all under sin; as it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one; There is none that understandeth, There is none that seeketh after God; Romans 3:9-11
The consequences of that is death, the grave, separated by our injustice our sin for eternity.
For the wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
But we don’t have to be, He provided the way for us to be restored, cleansed, made right before Him.
He provided His Son the Lamb as the atonement for our sins all we have to do is admit we are sinners, repent and turn from our sin when we ask Jesus, the Light, the Son, the Lamb to forgive us, to cleanse us by covering us with the blood He shed on our behalf on Calvary before rising in triumph over the grave the third day, our risen Savior. Believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God who died for your sins and rose the third day that you might have eternal life with Him, confess Him with your mouth and ask Him to accept your heart, repent of your sins and live in the abundance of grace He freely gives you.
Turn to Christ, cling to His cross now because as we will see when we move to the constellations pointing to His second coming the age of grace is drawing to a close, when it does things are gonna get tough for those who rejected God’s mercy too long. But your time for grace personally could end before that even, you never know when you time here could be up, waiting could be too late, come to Christ, accept grace, enter into eternity in fellowship with the Father.
And if you are already my brother or sister in Christ then I long to meet you one day as we, the bride of Christ, are enthroned by our King, when we receive our mansions and our eternal rest with the one who died for us. May the Father bless and keep you always my beloved brethern.