We are often asked to show how the revelation of God in the heavens, which we call the Star Bible, is based on Scripture. We do so gladly.
The Scriptures tell us in Psalm 147:4 and Isaiah 40:26 that God named the stars. God grouped them into their constellations according to Job 38:32. Archaeologists have unearthed the ancient names of the stars and constellations from Mesopotamia, home of the earliest civilizations after the Flood of Noah. They tell the story of Genesis 3:15, how the seed of woman will be bruised in the heel and crush the head of the serpent.
Psalm 19 says that the heavens declare the glory of God. The apostle Paul at Romans 10:17, 18 used Psalm 19 as proof that the knowledge of Christ had been revealed to all Israel, so we know from Scripture that the heavens contain a revelation of Christ. In Psalm 19 the sun is likened to a bridegroom and a champion, a picture of Christ, who runs His course through the heavens. This course through the stars is known as the zodiac, meaning "the Way", an early name for Christianity (Acts 9:2). It runs through 12 constellations, which tell the story of Christ from the promise of Christ to as the seed of woman (Virgo, the Virgin) through to the ultimate destruction of Satan by the lion of the Tribe of Judah (Leo, the lion). The way, aka the zodiac, along with the other constellations, covers the night sky with pictures of God's redemptive plan like the ceiling of a great cathedral. See our book The Stars of His Coming for more information.
The moon is described in Psalm 89:37 as the faithful witness in the sky, a picture of those believers who looked forward to Christ or followed Him after He came. God used the lunar calendar to establish His calendar for the feasts of Israel which pointed to the coming of Christ. Periodically the Sun and moon interact with each other in an eclipse. In a lunar eclipse, the moon moves into Earth's shadow and the sunlight refracts through Earth's atmosphere, turning the moon red, hence the name "Blood Moon." The moon covers the sun in a solar eclipse, known as a dark sun. According to Joel 2:28-32 as quoted by Peter in Acts 2:7-21, the solar and lunar eclipses are signs of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and salvation during the church age. See our books The Mystery of the Blood Moons and Teshuvah Eclipses for more information.
The five visible planets, which we now call by the names of ancient pagan gods, are also part of the revelation. Christ is described as the Bright and Morning Star in Revelation 22:16, being symbolized in the heavens by the planet named for the false pagan "mother" of the seed of woman, Venus. Satan is described as the Morning Star laid low in Isaiah 14:12, a description of the celestial position of the planet Mercury. Together with the sun, moon, the other three visible planets (Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) and an occasional comet or nova, they serve as pointers, highlighting portions of the Star Bible as celestial messengers. The most famous of these, the Star of Bethlehem, led the wise men to Christ. Our research indicates that the star is a black hole, the remains of a supernova, in the region of the sky where the Bible said it would be. The Star of Bethlehem was one of the signs in the sun, moon and stars surrounding the birth of Christ, and He has told us that there will be signs in the sun, moon and stars of His Second Coming (Luke 21:25). In fact, the stars mark the "Appointed times" of God's prophetic calendar (Gen. 1:14).
The Star Bible is not an alternative Bible, but is a beautiful ancient witness to the Scriptures and the redemptive plan of God. When God told Abraham to "tell" the stars in Genesis 15:5, Abraham would have told the Star Bible story of the seed of woman from Genesis 3:15. God then said "So will your descendants be," a promise that Christ would come through his family (See Gal. 3:16 also). The Star Bible was the Bible read by Adam, Job, and Abraham. Isaiah, Daniel, John, and others incorporated its images into Scripture. The wise men used it to find Christ when He was born.
Today the Star Bible is relevant to the prophetic unfolding of God's plan. Jesus Himself told us to look for signs of His Second Coming in the sun, moon and stars. Surely He intended for us to study the starry revelation to learn about those signs.
We invite you to join us in our effort to understand the Star Bible and hear what God is saying each day in the heavens.
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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