In an earlier time, the church promulgated liturgy so the whole church would be united in focus every Sunday throughout the liturgical year. Most Protestants and charismatics have left the tradition behind, but there is a liturgical year of the heavens that can help us regain the unity of focus that characterizes the liturgical church.
The Bible says that the heavens declare the glory of God (Ps. 19:1) and the liturgy of the heavens follows the sun, symbolizing Christ as champion and bridegroom, as it moves through the heavens (Ps. 19:4-6).
The liturgy begins, as does the Bible, with the promise that the seed of woman will crush the head of the serpent (Gen. 3:15) This promise is pictured in the constellation Virgo (the virgin), which hosts the sun from Sept. 22 to Oct. 30. The Hebrew religious system, anticipating the Christ, is pictured by the constellation Libra (the scales) which is next in the sun, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 19. Rounding out the portion of the liturgy corresponding to the Old Testament is Scorpio (the rebellion) which shows the struggle between good and evil before Christ came, and hosts the sun from Nov. 20 to Dec. 20.
The portion of the liturgy celebrating the Gospels begins with the constellation Sagittarius (the archer), picturing Christ as the despised arrow of God (Isa. 49:1-7), running from Dec. 21 to Jan. 19. Sagittarius was the sign of the coming of Christ as it moved into the winter solstice, symbolic of Christ's coming, in 7 B.C. when John the Baptist was conceived. Our traditional Christmas, Dec. 25, is included in the time of Sagittarius because the traditional Christmas was set on the old Roman Winter Solstice date. The liturgy continues with Capricorn (the goat) which pictures the sacrifice, death and resurrection of Christ during the period from Jan. 20 to Feb. 16.
The church age, which began with outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, is covered by the constellation Aquarius (the water pourer) showing the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and which is in the sun from Feb.18 to March 19. Then, from March 20 to April 18, the sun is Pisces (the fish), which pictures the joining of two fish representing Jews and Gentiles joining together to form the church. Finally, from April 19 to May 17, the sun is hosted by the constellation Ares (the ram) which speaks of the end of the age.
The second coming of Christ is shown in the constellation Taurus (the bull), which is in the sun during the portion of the liturgical year between May 18 and June 20. We believe that the movement of Taurus into the summer solstice, June 21, by the precession of the equinoxes in A.D. 2121, is a sign of the Second Coming of Christ, similar to the movement of Sagittarius into the winter solstice in 7 B.C., which was a sign of the advent of Christ. Then comes Gemini (the twins) during the liturgical time of June 21 to July 20, pointing to the millennial reign of Christ on Earth.
the final two constellations of the liturgical year speak of the final destination of humanity. From July 21 to August 10, the sun is in Cancer (the holding place) which symbolizes heaven, home of the believers with God. For those who do not choose to join God's family, another fate awaits, symbolized by Leo (the lion) during the liturgical year for August 11 to Sept. 21. We call it hell.
You can find out more about the liturgy of heaven and how the heavens declare the glory of God by receiving a free download of our book The Stars of His Coming at: www.dropbox.com/sh/qa0m17n2q1f6gvv/AAAil7jgo8QIJHAmaHZEdbtya?dl=0
So tonight, as you look at the stars, join in with the liturgy of heaven. We are in the portion of the liturgical year of Pisces (the fish) until April 18, focusing on the church. Get yourself in unity with heaven's message and pray for the unity of the church as Jesus did in John 17:21-23.
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; 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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