Updated: Oct 2, 2020
We can all feel it: We are entering into the next age. Not a new age - the next age.
This month I am going to venture on "forbidden ground" At least, this is how I grew up to think! There is one thing that you will find missing in my childhood: Zodiac signs. I know, it is most likely you too. The enemy has really twisted Zodiac signs and it has been used by witches for witchcraft. As Nanci Coen asks, "When will the twisted become untwisted?" Hear me, reading tarot cards are just simply out - I am against it. Yet we do read about the Constellations in the Bible. This is different.
Seeing that astrology was God's idea and not Satan's - I will venture there today. Genesis 1:14 God says: "...let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years..."
Come to think of it, it is the only clock God created. It is not as hurried as our arm watches. The wise men following a star should pop into your mind right now...
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim - Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.
Roughly 96% of people that ever lived on our planet have not experienced the last 400 years with watches like ours. God meant for us to tell time by what we know as the zodiac... and it is VERY interesting what is happening in our present shifting age - something that happens roughly every 2100 years.
Yes - this is hard to read if you grew up like me! It feels like sacrilege even writing this! But, lets go there because in my gut I feel that God is speaking through this strange topic.
The first example in Scripture where God mentions the Zodiac is in Job where He mentions the Mazzaroth - Job 38:32.
Mazzaroth (Hebrew Transliteration: מַזָּרוֹת Mazzārōṯ, LXX Μαζουρωθ, Mazourōth) is a Biblical Hebrew Word found in the Book of Job and literally meaning a Garland of Crowns, (a sign of sweetness / celebration) but its context is that of Astronomical Constellations, and it is often interpreted as a term for the Zodiac or the Constellations thereof. Think how the Hebrews used the moon as signs of their celebrations in the O.T. There are Christian writers today writing about the Mazzaroth from a Biblical perspective.
In astrology, the zodiac is divided into twelve signs, each occupying 30° of celestial longitude and roughly corresponding to the constellations: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces.
The number 12 ought to ring a bell: 12 signs, 12 tribes, 12 disciples, 12 gates, 12 angels etc.
What happens during a equinox?
At the equinox spring is announced - A new beginning of a new year. What is interesting is that the son never rises at the same place during equinox. It moves a bit backwards from where it normally would rise and over time. What is the implication?
IMPLICATION: Over roughly 2100 years it rises in another constellation. Ancient cultures called this: The Next Age. We are fortunate enough to look back in time to see what took place in history during the last 6000 years - we can clearly trace 4 AGES.
Look at the clock for a moment:
In some sense, the fast minute hand are the years, moving through the constellations.
The slow hour hand shows us an entire new age roughly 2100 years at a time.
IN THE BIBLE
& what I found most interesting - especially the Revelatory signs for each AGE (see my image below)
6000 years ago we have Adam and Eve. Before the fall, Adam his & Adam her.
The Spring Equinox would have been rising in Taurus - A Bull oriented culture. Spiritual Life was random. This was before the Law was given to Moses.
The Revelatory sign 180 ' degrees opposite the Bull was The scorpion - mortality & death.
Roughly 2100 years later we move into Aries the Lam/Ram centered culture.
Many rules were established in this time. God was expressing much detail as to how to go about worship in the Temple and Tabernacle.
The Revelatory sign was the Law and Justice. We see Moses in this time.
Roughly 2100 years later we move into Pisces the Fish, Jesus calling fishers of men. He showed how to multiply fish. He gave Peter fish on the beach.
The Revelatory sign - the Harvest field ready for harvesting.
WE ARE HERE...
Roughly 2100 years later we are moving into Aquarius
The Revelatory sign - the Lion of Judah, Christ in us the King. Kingship.
I tried to show draw it for you like this:
There is no other historical writings,
religion, order or leader (including Muhammad, Buddha etc)
that has mentioned AGES, or changing AGES,
or look at the signs of the AGES
except Jesus Christ himself as recorded in the N.T.
As Chris Carter says "He created it, it is His thing!"
What change when Ages change?
According to Carter, "more than what we are prepared for." Interaction with God, Spiritual Life and Practices changed drastically every time. Imagine when the time of PISCES changed into AQUARIUS: During one you would cut and animal and BBQ it, and it would be an holy act of worship. Imagine after 70AD when the temple was destroyed - the OVERLAP OF THE TWO AGES FINISHED, and cutting up of a dove or a lamb for sacrifice as a spiritual practice would have been called... off !
Implications today: Caught in a time of Cosmic Transition
We are on the verge of massive change in the church - whatever we think the Spiritual Life and Practice of PISCES (fish-harvest) is, will drastically change and be unrecognizable in AQUARIUS (water-lion kingship). We know from experience how a fresh move of God can be judged by the previous move of God. How much more - a cosmic change!
This is a massive Cosmic Door closing while the next Cosmic Door is opening.
We are in this weird time of transition where both the doors are open. It usually takes around 100 years for this shift to take place. Think of the time when Jesus ascended to heaven before the Temple was destroyed in AD 70. This was when both doors were still open. Spiritual Practices of the Temple and meeting in houses happened at the same time.
Then AD70 happened. The Cosmic Door of ARIES (Ram/Lamb) were closed forever and we entered the PISCES - Fish Age for the last 2000'ish years.