Sunday, November 8, 2009


2nd Book - Redeemed: Aquarius

   The result of the Redeemer's work, the blessings to the
redeemed are shown by the second book.

   The constellations in the second book include:

  1. Capricornus - The Atoning Sacrifice and Resurrection

  2. Aquarius - The Holy Spirit Poured
    Upon the Redeemed

  3. Pisces - The Redeemed Blessed Though Bound

  4. Aries - The Crowned Lamb and His Bride.


Living Waters of Blessing Poured Forth for the Redeemed


   In the First Book, we had the work of the Redeemer set
forth as it concerned His own glorious person. The second chapter in the Book of The Redeemed is Aquarius.

   The Sun passes through Aquarius from mid-February to mid-March. Aquarius is best seen in the fall and is situated between the zodiac constellations of Pisces and Capricornus.

   Here is a man with a great Urn in his right arm, pouring out waters
from the heavens and the Southern fish is swimming in the stream. Aquarius is named GU.LA "The Great One" or "Giant" in the Babylonian star catalogs and represents the god Ea.

   In ancient Greece, Aquarius is identified with a man and his wife known as Deucalion and Pyrrha. According to the myth, Aquarius caused a great flood to wash over Earth. Deucalion's father advised his son and wife to build a great boat and stock it with provisions. They did and the two floated in the world-sea for nine days and nine nights. Eventually the boat ran aground on Mount Parnassus.

   In Egyptian mythology, he is associated with Hapi, the god of the Nile, and pours water into the Nile River at the season when the Nile normally overflows its banks, this brings the much needed water to the farmlands bordering that great river.

   In modern times, this constellation was immortalized by the counterculture of the 1960's, which proclaimed the Age of Aquarius. This was a bit premature as the Aquarian age will not actually begin for another 600 years. As astrological age is identified by the name of the constellation in which the vernal equinox (the position of the Sun on the first day of spring, March 21, is located. This location moves slowly from one zodiac constellation to the next as a results of Earth's procession. Each age is approximately 2200 years long.

   Aquarius is a symbol of the giving of the Holy Spirit to God's people.
Aquarius shows a man pouring water from
an urn into the mouth of a fish. The water represents the Holy Spirit
(represented in Scripture as water or wind) and the fish represents God's
people. As Christ died and
poured out living waters that we may live, so is Aquarius. The Holy Spirit was given at Pentecost fifty days after the resurrection
of Jesus. This pouring of the Holy Spirit is referenced in Isaiah 44:3
" For I will pour out water to quench your thirst and to irrigate your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your children. They will thrive like watered grass, like willows on a riverbank."

  • In zodiac of Denderah, the Egyptians called the sign Hupei Tirion ("the place of him coming
    " or "poured forth"), represented by a man with two urns, with the fish seeming
    to have emerged from one.

  • The Hebrew name is Deli ("the water urn"), which is consistent with some zodiacs
    of the East, which represent only the urns.

  • Arabic: Delu - "the water urn"

  • Latin: Aquarius, the rising up.

  • Coptic: Hupei Tirion, the station of pouring out.

  • Greek: Hydrokoeus, the pourer forth of water.

  • Sanscrit: Cumba - water-vase.

  • Chinese: Pao Pigh, precious vase.

  • Arabians saw it as a mule carrying two water buckets, or just a water bucket


  • The Babylonians also saw in Aquarius the figure of a man,
    pouring water from a jar.

  • The name in the Hindu zodiac is kumbha "water-pitcher"

Names of some of the stars:

  • The chief star, in the right
    shoulder, is Sa'ad al Melik, "the record of the outpouring" or "The Lucky One of the King".

  • The next brightest, in the other shoulder, is Saad al Sund,
    "who goeth and returned" or "the pourer out" or "Luckiest of the Lucky".

  • Another star, in the right leg, is named Scheat (Hebrew meaning "who goeth and returneth").

  • The bright star in the urn is Mon
    (Egyptian for "an urn").

Relevant verses:

  • Deuteronomy 32:2: Let my teaching fall on you like rain; let my speech settle like dew. Let my words fall like rain on tender grass, like gentle showers on young plants.

  • Isaiah 44:3-4: For I will pour out water to quench your thirst and to irrigate your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your children. They will thrive like watered grass, like willows on a riverbank.

  • Zechariah 13:1: “On that day a fountain will be opened for the dynasty of David and for the people of Jerusalem, a fountain to cleanse them from all their sins and impurity.

  • Joel 2:28: “Then, after doing all those things, I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions.

  • John 4:9-14: The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans. She said to Jesus, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?” Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.” ... Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.

  • John 7:37-38: On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’”

  • Revelation 22:17: The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Let anyone who hears this say, “Come.” Let anyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who desires drink freely from the water of life.

The three decans are PISCIS AUSTRALIS, PEGASUS

I. PISCIS AUSTRALIS (The Southern Fish) - The blessings received.

   The first decan is the Southern Fish (Piscis Austrinis). It is simply
a large fish, which receives the water poured out by the Waterman. Sometimes
the water is shown entering the mouth of the fish. The fish is a symbol
of Christianity
, or at least of the Lord's followers, even as the Lord
called his "fishers of men." Thus, the water being poured onto
the fish appears to represent blessings and knowledge being poured out
on the heads of the followers of Christ as they drink of His living waters
. It sets forth the simple truth that the blessings procured by the coming Seed of the woman, will be surely bestowed and received by those for whom they are intended.

  • In Arabic, its name is Fom al Haut (The Mouth of the Fish).

  • The Egyptians in the Zodiac of Denderah called it Aar, "a stream".

II. PEGASUS (The Winged Horse) - The blessings quickly coming.


   The second decan
is a winged horse, Pegasus, The Soon Return of the Redeemer. Pega means "Chief" and Sus means
"Swiftly Coming". This constellation is known by the asterism "the Great Square" seen in autumn skies virtually straight overhead in late October about 9:00 PM. The four predominant stars in Pegasus is a fairly bright square about 15 degrees in width that you should have no trouble seeing.

   The stars in this constellation include:

  • Markab
    (Returning From Afar)

  • Scheat (Who Goes and Returns)

  • Al Genib (Who Carries)

  • Enif (The Branch or The Water)

  • Matar
    (Who Causes to Overflow with Joy)

  • Homan (the Waters).

   In Greek mythology, Pegasus was the famous steed which sprang forth from the blood of the Medusa after Perseus had decapitated her. Pegasus was said to have lived on Mt. Helicon where he stamped his foot and water issued forth from the ground. Here again, even in these man-made stories, we see a kernel of truth that survived because a river of life DOES spring from the ROCK (Jesus Christ) who, when struck on the cross, issued forth life.

   From the stars, we see the message
that the Branch (Jesus) is swiftly returning from afar. This message is
also given in Revelation 22:20: "Surely I come quickly". (KJV) These names show us that this is no ordinary horse. A winged horse is unknown to nature. It must therefore be used as a figure; and it can be a figure only of a person, even of Him who is "the Branch," as the star Enif shows, who said, "If I go away I will come again," as the star Scheat testifies.

  • John 14:3: When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.

  • Revelation 19:11: Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there. Its rider was named Faithful and True, for he judges fairly and wages a righteous war. 

  • Revelation 22:20: He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!

   So the message now is "He who procured these blessings for the redeemed by His Atonement, is quickly coming to bring them; and is soon returning to pour them forth upon a groaning creation."

III. CYGNUS (The Swan) - The Blesser surely returning.


   The third decan is the Swan (Cygnus). This constellation is also known by the asterism "the Northern Cross" it looks more like a cross than a swan. The picture is of a swift flying swan descending to earth. The Christian interpreters have mostly associated the
Swan with the swift return of the Savior (the one who blesses) at the
Second Coming. Thus both the Swan and the Flying Horse are seen as variations
on the same theme. Cygnus tells us of the swift return of the Messiah & Judge.

  • The brightest star (from 200 to 300 larger than the Sun) is Deneb: The Lord
    or Judge to come
    - also named Adige: flying swiftly.

  • Next is Azel (Hebrew): who goes and returns quickly

  • Fafage: glorious,
    shining forth

  • Arided: He shall come down.

  • Al Bireo (Arabic): flying quickly

  • Sadr (Hebrew): who returns as in a circle

   It was called by the
Egyptians in the zodiac of Denderah Tes-ark ("this from afar"). This bird is not
wounded like the Eagle (Aquila), but it is flying swiftly in mid-heaven. It is coming to the earth, for it is not so much a bird of the air, but a bird peculiarly belonging to both the earth and the waters.

   In the heavens, the
stars of this constellation describe a perfect cross. At Christmas time, in the evening, it has rotated across the sky so it is standing on its base on the northwestern horizon, with the bright star Vega next to it.

Revelation 22:20: He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!

   By His atoning death (as set forth in CAPRICORNUS), He has purchased and procured unspeakable blessings for His redeemed. This sign (AQUARIUS) tells of those blessings being poured forth, and of the speedy return of Him who is to bring "rivers of blessing," and to fill this earth with blessing and glory "as the waters cover the sea."

   So far we have considered the divine message as revealed in twenty-four constellations, including six signs of the Zodiac. Briefly, it tells us:

   ‘A virgin shall bear a son called The Branch, he shall be much desired and shall come down. But he shall also be despised and rejected by men and shall be pierced. Man has been weighed in the balance and found wanting, but a price which covers will be paid by he who shall come down. There will be conflict between The Branch and the serpent, the scorpion and the dragon, all representing the forces of evil. The Branch will crush these forces and rescue mankind, and praise for him will rise up. The enemy, the forces of evil, will be destroyed. The redeemed of mankind will be saved and many blessings will be poured down’.

Here is the story the Mazzaroth has presented to us so far:

* The First Book - The Redeemer: (His First Coming) "The sufferings of Christ"

  • Chapter I - FIRST - The Prophecy of the Promised Seed of the Woman

    • VIRGO (The Virgin. A woman bearing a branch in her right hand and an ear of corn in her left). The Promised Seed of the woman.

      • COMA (The Desired. The woman and child). The Desired of all nations.

      • CENTAURUS (The Centaur with two natures, holding a spear piercing a victim). The despised sin offering.

      • BOOTES (a man walking bearing a branch called ARCTURUS, meaning the same). He cometh.

    • Chapter II - SECOND - The Redeemer's Atoning Work: There shall be a price paid by Him for a purchased possession.

      • LIBRA (The Scales). The price deficient balanced by the price which covers.

        • CRUX, The Cross endured.

        • LUPUS, or VICTIMA, The Victim slain.

        • CORONA, The Crown bestowed.

    • Chapter III - THIRD - The Redeemer's Conflict:
      The price shall be a conflict with the serpent-foe, and a wound in the conqueror's heel.

      • SCORPIO (The Scorpion) seeking to wound, but itself trodden under foot.

        • SERPENS (The Serpent struggling with the man).

        • O-PHI-U-CHUS (The man grasping the serpent). The struggle with the enemy.

        • HERCULES (The mighty man. A man kneeling on one knee, humbled in the conflict, but holding aloft the tokens of victory, with his foot on the head of the Dragon). The mighty Vanquisher seeming to sink in the conflict.

    • Chapter IV - FOURTH - The Redeemer's Triumph: He shall be sent forth swiftly, surely, as an arrow from a bow.

      • SAGITTARIUS (The Archer). The two-natured Conqueror going forth "Conquering and to conquer."

        • LYRA (The Harp). Praise prepared for the Conqueror.

        • ARA (The Altar). Consuming fire prepared for His enemies.

        • DRACO (The Dragon). The Old Serpent— Devil, cast down from heaven.

    * The Second Book -The Redeemed "The result of the Redeemer's sufferings"

    • Chapter I - FIFTH - Their Blessings Procured: He shall be slain as a sacrifice.

      • CAPRICORNUS (The fish-goat). The goat of Atonement slain for the Redeemed.

        • SAGITTA (The Arrow). The arrow of God sent forth.

        • AQUILA (The Eagle). The smitten One falling.

        • DELPHINUS (The Dolphin). The dead One rising again.

    • Chapter II - SIXTH -Their Blessings Ensured: He shall rise again and pour out blessings on His people.

      • AQUARIUS (The Water-Bearer). The living waters of blessing poured forth for the Redeemed.

        • PISCIS AUSTRALIS (The Southern Fish). The blessings bestowed.

        • PEGASUS (The Winged Horse). The blessings quickly coming.

        • CYGNUS (The Swan). The Blesser surely returning.

       Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from the New Living Translation of the Bible.

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