From my book Creation Cries Out! The Mazzaroth pages 148-161
With that introduction to the Heavenly Scroll (the Zodiac), we are now prepared to examine the 12 signs of the Zodiac to see what story is told to all mankind in the heavens (H8064 – the visible place in the sky where the stars are located). As we now know, this mystery was revealed to King David. In Psalms 19, we see that as the sun and moon rises and sets daily, and night after night… knowledge concerning The Plan of Yahuah is proclaimed without voice or speech from one end of the Earth to the other to all mankind. Remember, Sha’ul told the Galatians that before their very eyes, the Messiah was “seen” as crucified in the stars. Sha’ul also proclaims in Romans Chapter 1 that mankind is without excuse, because the Plan of Salvation is evident in creation! We see then David define the Zodiac in detail as that message.
Psalm 19 1 The heavens (H8064, speaking of the Zodiac) are telling of the glory of Yahuah; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. 2 Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech, nor are there words; Their (the stars and constellations) voice is not heard. 4 Their line (ecliptic, the path of the sun through them) has gone out through all the earth, And their utterances to the end of the world. In them (the constellations) Yahuah has placed a tent for the sun, 5 Which (the Sun) is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber (a metaphor of Yahusha who is the Bridegroom); It rejoices as a strong man to run his course (of a wedding). 6 Its (the Sun’s) rising is from one end of the heavens, And its circuit (through the constellations, Zodiac means ‘circuit) to the other end of them; And there is nothing hidden from its heat (a metaphor of the message shining down from heaven to all mankind).
The sun rises from one end of heaven and then its “circuit or Zodiac” is like a “bridegroom coming out of his chamber” to run the course of a wedding says King David. The Messiah Yahusha understood this too, knowing that he was the fulfillment of that Plan of Salvation. He was the Bridegroom and that role was defined in the Original Revelation in the stars called the Zodiac.
John 3:29 29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom (Psalm 19); but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore, this joy of mine is fulfilled.
Yahusha’s joy was fulfilled in knowing that he was the one spoken of in the message the Zodiac contains! Yahusha explains, in Matthew 25, that the “message of the Bridegroom” found written in the stars was a long time coming before he was born to fulfill it. Mankind “fell asleep” and the message of the Zodiac, which proclaims the bridegroom and the wedding, was forgotten:
Matthew 25 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming (2000 year Age of Pisces until the Groom returns in Aquarius), and they all became drowsy and fell asleep (lost sigh of The Heavnely Scroll). 6 “At midnight the cry rang out (the Sign of the Son of Man in the sky): ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
This is the meaning of the parable of the 10 virgins. We read in this parable that most people (5 virgins) would disregard the Zodiac and the message it contained of the coming Bridegroom (let the oil in their lamps run out). Others would study and retain the knowledge written in the stars, and be prepared for the arrival of the Bridegroom. Because his return is a “sign in the sky” or a prophetic marker in the constellations of the Zodiac.
We see that only those who understand the meaning of this message, and the reality of how the Feast Cycle is a fulfillment of the Plan of Salvation, are invited to the “wedding” foretold in the heavens that we “forgot”:
Revelation 19 9 And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of Yahuah.”
“These are the true words of Yahuah” is, in context, speaking of the marriage supper of the Lamb which is found prophesied in the Zodiac since the creation of the Universe. As I pointed out earlier, in addition to this message being of the Bridegroom running the course of a wedding (Psalms 19), it also speaks of “a Lamb that was slain” at creation (Revelation 13:8 and Revelation 5:6). In this way, the “true words of Yahuah” is the message contained in the Zodiac; the original gospel!
David sees the Sun as a prototype for The Messiah as a bridegroom and the path it takes through the constellation is the course of a wedding. This physical metaphor of the sun as the bridegroom (pointing to The Messiah) is repeated throughout scripture. This is, in fact, true as the Sun was created as a witness of the coming of the Messiah and what the Messiah would do. In other words, the sun of Yahuah is a physical to spiritual parallel of the son of Yahuah.
This striking declaration in Psalms 19 clearly tells us that Yahuah built into the Zodiac the story of redemption, and through the stars has been witnessing His plan to all humanity in a unique view only from Earth. The Original Revelation of Yahuah of Yahusha, found written in the stars represented by the Zodiac, is only told from the vantage point of Earth as we look up into the heavens at the eternal secrets they have preserved.
We read in 1 Corinthians 2:7 that Sha’ul mentions that he came to proclaim the “testimony of Yahuah” which is a message of wisdom concerning the sacrifice of Yahusha which is “predestined before the ages to our glory”. That message is that of a Lamb that was slaughtered before the foundation of the world (as John proclaimed in Revelation). All these references of Yahusha being proclaimed speaking directly of the Gospel message contained in the Zodiac. We read below this message, predestine before the ages, is a “mystery that has been hidden that Yahuah destined for our glory before time began”. In other words Yahuah wrote the Plan of Salvation into the stars!
Corinthians 2:7 And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony of Yahuah (about Yahusha which is The Heavenly Scroll). 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Yahusha the Messiah and him crucified (as portrayed in The Heavenly Scroll). 3 I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. 4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on Yahuah’s power (displayed in Creation Enoch 35:3). 6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age (who twisted the Zodiac into witchcraft), who are coming to nothing. 7 No, we declare Yahuah’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that Yahuah destined for our glory before time began (authoring The Plan of Salvation into the heavens on Day 4). 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it (because it was corrupted by the watchers Enoch 9:6), for if they had, they would not have crucified the King of glory (The Heavenly Scroll Psalm 19 ‘the heavens tell of the Glory of Yahuah’).
If we are truly going to unlock the “mystery” of the moedim (annual Feast Cycle), we must begin there, before the ages (as Sha’ul indicated) with the message proclaimed in the stars. We must journey back to the very beginning and search for our answers as to “what” the Feast Cycle is telling us. The message in the stars is “the true original words of Yahuah” (Revelation 19:9).
We must look before the Feasts of Yahuah were given orally to Adam thru Moses, before they were written down in detailed instructions in the Mosaic Covenant. Why? Because now, in the Yahushaic Covenant, they have found their ultimate meaning; meaning which was ordained before the foundation of this earth and predestined before the ages as Sha’ul stated. That meaning, as King David proclaimed, is that of a Bridegroom running the course of a wedding.
This fundamental message, written into the stars by The Creator as a witness to all mankind, is further revealed in covenants made between The Creator and mankind. Each and every covenant in the Bible is a “marriage covenant” and the Law is the “marriage vows”. This Plan of Salvation through a wedding was further revealed to us in parables and idioms.
- Parable of the Wedding Banquet in Matthew 22
- Parable of the Faithful Servant in Matthew 24
- Parable of the 10 Virgins in Matthew 25
- Revelation 19
We find that Yahusha, who is the bridegroom, constantly taught the same message written in the stars, giving us more and more insight into the Plan of Salvation… the plan of the bridegroom redeeming his bride.
The Annual Wedding Portrait
The Appointed Times (or the Feast of Yahuah) each year are a literal rehearsal of this divine wedding proclaimed in the heavens (the Zodiac).
This message and meaning behind the annual feasts is hidden knowledge revealed only to those “invited to the wedding”. Like Sha’ul said, it was not understood by the leaders of Israel in the second temple period, or by those who lead us in this age even now.
The Messiah ben David and Messiah ben Joseph
The Messiah is represented in The Heavenly Scroll to die first and suffer; to earn the right to reign as King. The prophets understood this and represent the Messiah in Scripture as a double-natured servant/king. These prophecies are known as The Messiah ben Joseph (The Suffering Servant) and The Messiah ben David (The Conquering King). The Spring Feast give us the role of Messiah ben Joseph, as the Messiah must suffer and die for the forgiveness of sin. Then the Messiah is raised from the dead, granted eternal life, and returns as Conquering King (Messiah ben David) which is foretold in the Fall Feasts.
The Jews lost sight of The Heavenly Scroll which dictates the order the Messiah must fulfill the Plan of Salvation. He MUST come first as “shepherd” and die, then as “harvester” to gather into one the two houses and rule as King (Leo). Being weary after spending over 500 years in captivity, they simply did not want to submit to The Plan of Salvation, therefore, denying Yahusha as the Messiah because he did not come as their “King” first. He came to fulfill The Heavenly Scroll… not their selfish desires.
In The Heavenly Scroll, we see the dual nature/role of the Messiah foretold in the starry hosts (constellations) Virgo, Sagittarius, and Taurus! We see in these pictographs the Messiah will come “first as shepherd then as harvester”, he will be a “doubled natured seed”, and the “ruling Shepherd/King”! There is an order in The Plan of Salvation, the prophets, and the Feast Cycle all based on The Heavenly Scroll that the Messiah must fulfill. Until the Jews come out of their rebellion against The Plan of Salvation, deny themselves, and accept this divine order, they will remain outside of The Yahushaic Covenant!
VIRGO: A virgin will give birth to a beautiful glorious and righteous branch. The seed of the woman will be a man of humiliation to rise to be the desire of nations and will become exalted first as shepherd then as harvester.
SAGITTARIUS: The double-natured seed (servant/king) triumphs as a warrior and pleases the heavens, builds fires of punishment, casts down the dragon.
TAURUS: The conquering Ruler comes, the sublime vanquisher, to execute the great judgment, he is the ruling Shepherd King.
We see The Suffering Servant portrayed in the heavenly hosts (constellations) Libra through Capricorn which became the foundation of The Spring Feasts:
We see The Suffering Servant portrayed in the heavenly hosts (constellations) Libra through Capricorn which became the foundation of The Spring Feasts:
LIBRA: The scales demand a price to be paid of this seed, a cross to endure; the victim will be slain and purchase a crown. SCORPIO: There is a conflict between the seed and the serpent leading to a struggle with the enemy, the enemy is vanquished. SAGITTARIUS: The double-natured seed (servant/king) triumphs as a warrior and pleases the heavens, builds fires of punishment, casts down the dragon. CAPRICORNUS: Eternal life comes from his death, he's the Arrow of God, he is pierced, yet springs up again in abundant life.
We see The Conquering King portrayed in the heavenly hosts (constellations) Aries through Leo which were later articulated in the Fall Feasts!
PISCES: The Redeemer's people multiplied, supported and led by the Lamb, The Bride is exposed on earth, the Bridegroom is exalted. ARIES: The Lamb is found worthy, the Bride is made ready, Satan is bound, the strong man triumphs. TAURUS: The conquering Ruler comes, the sublime vanquisher, to execute the great judgment, he is the ruling Shepherd King. GEMINI: The Marriage of the Lamb, the enemy is trodden down, the Prince comes in great Glory. CANCER: The great Bride, the two Houses of Judah and Israel are united, they are brought safely into the kingdom. LEO: The Lion King is aroused for rending, the Serpent flees, the Bowl of Wrath is upon him, his Carcass is devoured. The Lion of the tribe of Judah rules as King.
The Physical Shadow of ‘Greater Truths’
Hebrew/Jewish weddings were pre-arranged marriages. They consisted of
- the father choosing a qualified groom
- the groom paying the dowry or “ransom” for the bride
- the groom introducing himself to her father
- the bride presenting herself to the bridegroom
- the bridegroom going away to prepare a place for her in his father’s estate
- the bridegroom returning for his bride
- the wedding
- the wedding banquet
Remember, in Psalms 19, David described the Zodiac in great detail. He said the Sun was a shadow picture of the Messiah as the Bridegroom ran the course of a wedding. With this in mind, let me show how perfectly the Feasts Cycle or Appointed Times of Yahuah reflect the physical marriage process of a Hebrew wedding. As foretold in the stars, the Bridegroom running his course.
Keeping in mind that a marriage between a man and a woman is a physical to spiritual parallel that should help us understand our roles as the Bride in the Spring and Fall Feasts:
- The father choosing a qualified Groom – this is reflected in Yahuah’s choice of the Messiah Yahusha as proclaimed through the prophets.
- The Rehearsal Dinner – the Chagigah meal on the 14th of Abib is a “remembrance meal” where we are to discuss the upcoming wedding rehearsal, and what each day represents. This is called “The Last Supper” in our Hellenized English Bibles. I explain all this in my upcoming book The Narrow Gate. We see Yahusha teach the meaning of the upcoming Passover and that it is to be celebrated each year “in remembrance/Chagigah) of him (1 Corinthians 11:24 and Luke 22:19).
- The Groom paying the dowry or “ransom” for the Bride – this is a shadow of Passover as Yahusha “paid the debt to the Father of the Bride” and redeemed us from our prior lives into a new life in covenant with Yahuah through Yahusha. He paid the dowry, or ransom, owed to our Father – Matthew 20:28 “just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
- The Groom introducing himself to the Father of the Bride – Feast of First fruits. John 20:17 “Yahusha said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father.”
- The Bride presenting herself to the Bridegroom and agreeing to the marriage vows – Shav’uot. On Shav’uot we are to follow the example set by Yahshua during Passover. We are to Mikveh ourselves, bring our own lives as an offering at the altar of Yahuah (a lamb without blemish), and then present ourselves properly to our Bridegroom on Shav’uot. We agree to the wedding vows (the Law) by saying “this we will do” or “I do” as they did at the foot of Mt. Sinai. It is a celebration of the giving of the Wedding Vows and our accepting them. Sha’ul expressed the way we are to present ourselves in following Yahusha’s example of Mikveh, circumcision, and bringing an offering. Again we see the Plan of Salvation is a marriage covenant:
Ephesians 5 – Sha’ul likens the example Yahusha set to marriage. Like I said, the feasts are a marriage celebration! 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as the Messiah loved the assembly and gave himself up for her (as The Passover Lamb paying the dowry) 26 to set her apart, (ritually) cleansing her by the washing with (Living) water according to the commandments (of Mikveh), 27 and to present her (consecrated) to himself (with a circumcised heart) as a radiant assembly, without spot or wrinkle or any other blemish (as Spotless Lambs... we offer our lives as living sacrifices), but holy and blameless (as the spotless Bride of Yahusha).
- The bridegroom going away to prepare a place for the bride in his father’s estate
John 14 Yahusha says “2 “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3“If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. 4“And you know the way where I am going.” Here Yahusha is speaking in the Mystery Language a parable and idiom confirming the wedding. Yahusha goes and prepares a place for us in The Kingdom of Yahuah. He is not referring to a physical place (because we reign with him on Earth), he is referring to a place in the family of Yahuah. Yahusha is going to perform the duties of High Priest and offer the proper gifts and sacrifices before the throne of Yahuah so that we, in covenant with him, are accepted into the beloved family of Yahuah as His children.
- The Bridegroom returning for his Bride
Feast of Trumpets or Yom Teruah. This is a portrait of the second coming of the Bridegroom to receive his Bride. This occurs on the Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah) which is celebrated over a two-day period at the beginning of the 7th month, because it is the only feast based on the timing of the new moon. Yom Terauh became known therefore as the idiom “the feast of which no man knows the day or hour” because we don’t know the exact timing of the new moon. Yahusha confirmed his return on the Feast of Trumpets when he used an idiom for this feast in Matthew 24:36 “”But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Here Yahusha was both confirming his return on the Feast of Trumpets and the arranged marriage using another idiom “no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father”. You see, the marriage was arranged by the father unknown to the son.
- The wedding
Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement. This is the actual wedding day celebration. The Groom atones for himself and for his new bride.
- The wedding banquet
Sukkot or The Feast of Tabernacles. This feast is known as the Wedding Banquet as portrayed in Revelation 19 and was the meaning behind the Parable of the Wedding Banquet in Matthew 22.
It is outside the scope of this first book to explain in detail the Feasts of Yahuah, how they fulfill the Plan of Salvation written in the stars, and our role in properly keeping them as His Bride. I cover this in great detail in this book series in my book ‘The Narrow Gate – The Annual Celebration of the Wedding’.
My point here in this book is that David understood the true meaning of the Zodiac! The message in the Zodiac is told from the standpoint of a “wedding” as the bridegroom comes out of his chambers and runs his course! The fundamental message to all humanity written in the stars at creation is that of a “groom” coming forth, paying the ultimate price for his bride with his life, and redeeming her from death, and ruling together in the Kingdom!
Later in this book we will examine this message in great detail. This message was further defined by Yahuah and laid out in His Ordained Feast Cycle, as we celebrate The Plan of Salvation and rehearse our role each year. A message that goes out to all the Earth as the Sun travels its course through the Zodiac:
Feast of Passover – the groom pays the dowry.
Feast of First Fruits – the Groom presents himself to the Father of the Bride spotless and ready for his Bride.
Feast of Weeks – the groom goes to prepare a place for the Bride in his Father’s estate.
Feast of Shav’uot – the Bride presents herself to the Groom spotless and ready and the wedding vows are agreed upon.
Feast of Trumpets – the Groom returns for his Bride, is announced and comes forth. The Bride is revealed.
Feast of the Day of Atonement – the Groom makes atonement for himself and his Bride as they become “one” through covenant in a wedding ceremony.
Feast of Tabernacles – the Wedding Banquet
Let us look at the message contained in the Zodiac (proclaimed in the heavens from the foundation of the world) predestined for our Glory. Does this message proclaim a Bridegroom running the course of a wedding? Is the message in the heavens the foundation of the annual Feast cycle? As Sha’ul stated, The Heavenly Scroll is the foundation of ‘the faith of Abraham’ and contains all the secrets of the mysteries of Yahuah.
This is an excerpt from Creation Cries Out! The Mazzaroth 3rd Edition by Rav Sha’ul