Discover Divine Messages behind the Heavenly Bodies and the Zodiac
God’s Billboard in the Sky
Since the dawn of this age man has been fascinated by the magnificent beauty of the heavens. It appears that the Zodiac and other signs in the heavens have existed from the beginning.
All religions, ancient artifacts, hieroglyphics, and civilizations since before the written word, have the exact same twelve zodiac signs, in the exact same order, and with the same image! It’s as if they were planted in the heavens with a manual that labeled each one of them for us.
Did God communicate with the Ancients through the Heavenly Bodies?
There are many signs for us to discern in God’s great billboard in the sky. The history of this age may indeed have been posted in the heavens long before the written word, as a testimony of the sovereignty, omnipotence and the glory of God Almighty. God’s word was inscribed in the night sky long before the dawn of this age!
Before we proceed, there is a big difference between astronomy and astrology. The latter is an occult practice deceiving mankind into believing that the zodiac can guide or predict their future.
You should not look up to the stars for advice. You should only look to God and the bible for advice. These heavenly bodies are not to be worshiped as the astrologers, idol worshipers, and other occult practitioners do. God warned mankind of this very thing in the book of Deuteronomy (Deuteronomy 4:15-19).
Astronomy is the science of studying the movements of the stars and planets and that is acceptable to God. God Himself calls the stars all by name (Psalm 147:4), and tells us that heavens were created for the telling of time and seasons, as well as for signs (Genesis 1:14).
The signs of the Zodiac are the route that the sun takes (passes through) as it travels through the heavens. “Tabernacle” means “house”. The signs of the Zodiac are called the “houses” of the sun, because the sun passes through each one for one month every year. The ancient Arabians and Persians all credit the mapping of the Zodiac to the descendants of Adam; primarily Seth and Enoch. The Zodiac is a ring of twelve star groups called constellations that are organized in such a manner as to form images or pictures. Each one was ascribed a name and was given a divine picture or story behind them. Following are the names of each of these constellations: Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo.
The 12 constellations that make up the zodiac – displayed in the heavens from the dawn of creation, reveal many divine secrets. And God also makes mention of some of these signs Himself.
It is interesting to note that these 12 zodiac signs have been recognized by every nation and kingdom since the dawn of this age. It is believed by some that these zodiac signs predate any other writings. Even the Persians and Arabians credit the identification of these signs to Adam, Seth and Enoch of the Old Testament! I will show you in this book, how It appears that the 12 signs of the zodiac are from God Himself.
How the Enemy has Corrupted the Heavenly Signs
After the original meanings of the heavenly signs relayed to Adam and his descendants were forgotten, the carnal mind replaced the truth with fantasy stories based on superstitions and whatever imaginations they held in those days. Many already worshiped the Sun and the Moon and made Gods out of them and out of the stars (much to the devil’s delight). Lacking any benefit from the written word, their creative minds were easy prey to Satan’s influence. Yet the constellations (zodiac) actually pre-date all of the pagan gods of Egypt, Babylon, Greece, Rome and all the mythological characters thereof.
Satan has been quite successful in distorting the truth behind all of the signs by aligning them with the myths, false gods, goddesses and other idols of the ancient Greeks, Babylonian and other early civilizations. Mankind has perverted the practice of observing the universe for the telling of times and signs, into fortune telling and other occult practices designed to get people to seek guidance and make decisions based on channels controlled by Satan, over the word in the bible and God.
The message of the zodiac when distorted by astrology is indeed PAGAN? It is associated with many false gods, and goddesses from Egyptian, Babylonian; Greek and Roman mythology. The signs of the zodiac have been corrupted by heathen astrology but the truth behind the symbols has never changed. The Zodiac indeed BECAME corrupted, just as our sinful nature corrupts just about every truth that the Lord establishes.
Many believe that the Zodiac and the signs in the heavens all originated from Mythology, folklore and the occult. What has been masqueraded and perverted by the occult practices such as Astrology, are really hidden signs and messages that almighty God placed in the heavens for mankind throughout this age to discern.
Despite what should seem obvious, many folks still believe in astrology, and all of the mythology associated with the zodiac. Many remain “intrigued” and continue to embrace the mythological version of the meaning behind each zodiac sign. Sadly, many also make important life decisions based on the alignment of the stars and the zodiac signs.Astrology points to problems and circumstances but it offers no conclusions or solutions. It is a science based on delusion and falsehood. God warns about this in Jeremiah 10, and He makes it very clear how foolish it is to embrace such folly in Isaiah 47:13.
Great things Come in Small packages
Many of us have wondered why God would care about our planet which is such a tiny insignificant speck in comparison to the smallest of stars in the Universe. Why would God care about us who are but a mere speck of sand in comparison to the size of this earth – let alone the universe. It seems that God shows us how he can do so much with so little.
The tiny nation of Israel (God’s Land) and tiny planet earth (in comparison to the Universe) are clear examples of this. Yet I believe that our tiny existence in tiny earth is just the beginning of God’s grand plan for the universe throughout eternity. Both the ancient scriptures and the heavenly signs clearly point to this!
The Heavens Confirm God’s Word
Above we see a picture of the “Crown of Thorns” Nebulae! What a glorious sign that Jesus Christ is our Messiah!
God displayed this in the heavens from the foundation of the universe! My article “The Astronomy Connection to the Messiah” expounds on this further.
Despite a persistent quest to discredit God as the Creator, even modern science is now making discoveries that actually confirm that the secrets of the universe were declared by the creator way before He created science, physics and scientists!
The bible revealed in Jeremiah 33:22 that the host (stars) of heaven cannot be numbered. Only in the last 100 years have astronomers confirmed what the bible revealed thousands of years ago, that the number of stars in the universe cannot be counted by man; some estimate however that perhaps one sextillion (that is a 1 followed by 21 zeros) stars exist in the universe – an uncountable number indeed! The prophet Amos makes reference to the constellation Orion in Amos 5: 8.
The ancient scriptures actually make reference to the Constellations of the Zodiac; confirming the antiquity and authenticity of the zodiac as scriptural signs! God created the star groups called the Zodiac. The bible refers to these signs in the night sky as the MAZZAROTH. These signs reveal a wonderful picture of creation and redemption. They reflect the ongoing battles between the prince of this world, and the God of heaven – between the serpent and the Lion of the tribe of Judah. The zodiac as well as all prophecy points to Jesus Christ as the King of the Universe! These affirm the revelation of the word contained in the bible. As Revelation declares: “… For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” Revelation 19:10.
Indeed, the constellations (zodiac) display the history of mankind and the ongoing cosmic battle between good and evil. The bible teaches that God Himself has named all the stars in the Psalms. “He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.” As you will see this is more proof that the signs of the heavens are signs from God. God reveals this in Genesis 1:14. The zodiac signs actually reveal much truth. The constellations (zodiac) appear to be God’s word displayed in the heavens, as signs for this age.
The take away here, is that there is a lot more to the constellations and the heavenly bodies than most would ever imagine, and certainly a lot more than what astrology offers.
This article is an excerpt from Robert Rite’s most recent book “Sign in the Heavens”.