June 15 Eclipse & Ophiucus

Posted: June 12, 2011 in Eclipses, Signs In The Heavens

NASA: first lunar eclipse of 2011 occurs at the Moon’s ascending node in southern Ophiuchus.

When I read NASA’s findings of where the Blood Moon over the Middle East would begin,  I went back to my study on the 12 constellations (fixed stars) and their associated decans that tell the story of Jesus from His first coming to His Second Coming.

O-PHI-U-CHUS pronouced of-e-yu’-kes, is the man grasping the serpent. This name is Hebrew and in Arabic is Afeichus, both mean ‘the serpent held’. This picture is actually 2 constellations, Ophiucus and Serpens.

Ophiuchus is seizing the serpent with his two hands and at the same time treading on the very heart of the scorpion, which is marked by the deep red star Antares (means wounding). The serpent’s mouth is trying to grasp the Crown. The contest since the Garden of Eden has always been for dominion, to be equal with God. E.W. Bullinger writes in his book Witness of the Stars, “Not only does he fail in the attempt, but is himself utterly defeated and trodden under foot.”

Marilyn Hickey wrote in her book Signs in the Heavens: Ophiuchus is the name of the man in the sequence of stars, and he is a ‘figure’ of Jesus. Here is the symbology: when Jesus was crucified, He endured satan’s sting of death by taking all the poison of our sin upon Himself. Jesus took our place and received upon Himself the sting which should have been upon us; He delivered us from sin’s poison. The apostle Paul boasted of Jesus’ triumph: “……Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?”

Here on earth the battle is over Jerusalem, which means ‘teaching of peace’. Jerusalem is mentioned by name 643 times in the Bible.  In Zechariah 12:2-3, the LORD tells us, “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah [and] against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

There are no less than 134 stars in these 2 constellations. How the understanding of the constellation came forth was a story told by the name of the brightest star beginning the story, then the meaning of the next and on down. There are two stars of the 2nd magnitude, fourteen of the 3rd and thirteen of the 4th. (the 1st magnitude star is brightest to the naked eye)

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