In these books, four very important images are formed: That of the four creatures/chrubim which praise God… One with the face of a man (air/Aquarius), lion (fire/Leo), Ox (earth/Taurus) and Eagle (water/Scorpio – which can be represented by the Scorpion, Eagle and Serpent). These four signs are the “fixed signs” of the zodiac and represent the four elements of ancient knowledge and alchemy… These are the four elements that are combined to make everything that we know of on this planet. These are the elements known to all ancient cultures, and although there in true Christianity (esoteric), lost in traditional Christianity (exoteric).
Also remember… Jesus tells the Apostles to follow the man carrying the pitcher of water (Aquarius) to the Last Supper. Follow Him to the New Age… the New Age of Christ, of the deification (theosis – an extremely Orthodox idea and term of the early Church in recognition of the divine potential of Man through our Saviour, Jesus Christ) of the human species through Jesus Christ, of the New Heaven and New Earth.
In the end, this is what it all points to… Jesus Christ is the Son who sustains our spiritual life, as the Sun sustains our physical life. The ancient Sun worship of all true religions (including Christianity) – while the pagan religions worship the creation instead of the Creator (a big no no), Christianity is really no different, it also worships the Sun in a symbolic manner (although symbolic is the key phrase – as the Sun merely is representative of Jesus as the giver our True Life, as Christians in reality, worship the Creator), and that is why we worship on Sunday with the fulfillment of the New Covenant through Jesus Christ. Think about it! Jesus Christ is the Light of the World, the Son, just as the Sun is the physical light of the world!
The Son/Sun… in the end, Christianity is a retelling of all ancient wisdom of the ages — warning that the Sun, while the sustainer of physical life, will also destroy it when the events of Revelation come to pass (my guess is 2012 based on Mayan end-date calendar, where time as we know it stops – the ancient Chinese I Ching also validates this date – but you never know, that’s just the most likely date we have to go on at this time). This is the end of the 26000 year Great Cycle, as depicted in one full rotation of the zodiac constellations around the night sky. December 12, 2012, is the date that our solar system, for the first time in thousands of years, will eclipse the galactic core on its plane, and this very well may be the beginning and/or cause of those events which will come to pass in Revelation. Make no mistake, they WILL pass, and also make no mistake, they will be of natural origin (although of divine happening, which happens on a cyclical basis).
There is a scientific basis and truth to all in the Bible, and Revelation too. It will come to pass, whether on December 12, 2012 or at some later date. The zodiac is an ancient way that our ancestors tried to warn us of the impending disaster… there’s nothing we can do, but at least we know. The Bible tells us again, what the ancients had known for many thousands of years. Revelation is God’s warning to us, I hope you all pay heed.
Gnostic Christian Universalist (of the Orthodox variety!)
And yes… in most circles, the above would be considered “occult knowledge” — although it’s taken right out of the Bible itself! “Occult” is not a bad word, it simply means “hidden”, and much of the ancient secret knowledge of all true religions is hidden within the Bible, and is tied into the Sacred Apostolic Tradition that is handed down from Jesus to Apostle to disciple. Tradition AND Scripture, otherwise, you are missing fully half of the story and gospel!!!
Julia D… yay you! Very and all true, I was also aware of the zodiac tiles on ancient synagogues. Christianity today is so very blind to the absolute truth of God and Christianity unfortunately.
I totally agree about not needing to consult astrology or any of those types of things… God tells us not to since we have a direct relationship with Him through Jesus Christ (to Christians). That is why although I have occult knowledge, I will not ever use it, because what for? Everything I do, I do directly through and with God’s Presence abiding in me, and who needs anything else???
In_His_Steps… Jesus Christ Himself said that the Sabbath is made for mankind, and not mankind for the Sabbath. That to me, tells me that the Sabbath is any day we make it, as long as we have one day of rest per week, as God did. Rest is good for the soul and spirit (“all work and no play make Johnny a dull boy” eh?)… and God wants what is good for us. That is the purpose of the Sabbath, a day of our choosing for rest, not for one day to be imposed on us. Saturday was the Sabbath for the Jews… it was a part of their law. But Jesus Christ fulfilled that law with love, and allowed us to become free of its constraints.