Tonight at about 10, the ancient pole star Thuban (the Subtle) lines up with the Zenith and the current pole star Polaris (the Turned Upon).
The cause of the wandering pole star is the precession of the equinoxes, which also causes the zodiacal constellations to move through the seasons in the prophetic celestial time clock. In ancient times, the pole star was Thuban (the Subtle) in the constellation Draco (the Dragon). The polar position at the top of the sky symbolized Satan's domination of the earth from ancient times until Christ began His ministry. Draco coils around the Northern sky, appearing as a serpent atop Babylonian astronomical monuments and symbolizing the dragon god kings of the polar-worshipping Chinese. A shaft of the Great Pyramid of Giza was sited toward pole star Thuban, establishing a construction date of 2140 B.C.
By the time Satan boasted of his domination of Earth in the desert encounter with Jesus (Matt. 4:8-9), the pole had moved away from Thuban into empty space. However, the pole was moving toward the star Polaris in the constellation Ursa Minor (the Lesser Sheepfold) which represents Israel and the people of God prior to the advent of Christ. The Bible teaches us that Christ will return to establish Jerusalem as the capital of the world in the Messianic kingdom of Israel, and the movement of the dominant North Polar position to Ursa Minor represents this coming kingdom. In our time, the star Polaris (the Turned Upon) is close to the North Pole but still moving toward it. Polaris will reach the North Pole in A.D. 2102, and this is one of the signs of Christ's return in the Sun, Moon and Stars.
To find Thuban, take your binoculars and find Polaris, which is of course directly north and is elevated above the horizon at an angle equal to your latitude. Then move toward the zenith until you find the star Mizar (the Separated), the second star from the end of the handle of the Big Dipper. Thuban is about midway between Polaris and Mizar.
Show a friend the ancient North Pole, and tell them how Jesus will overcome Satan to establish His kingdom as the pole moves from Thuban to Polaris.
Ron Allen is a Christian businessman, CPA and author who serves in local, national and international ministries spreading a message of reconciliation to God, to men and between believers. He is founder of the International Star Bible Society, telling how the heavens declare the glory of God, and the Emancipation Network, which helps people escape from financial bondage, and co-founder with his wife, Pat, of Corporate Prayer Resources, dedicated to helping intercessors.
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