You are in for a treat. BibleInteract has produced a 14-part special series on prophetic messages in the stars that will begin on Sunday, October 2. Not only does the Bible tell us that God put stars in the heavens for signs, but recent investigations by archaeologists and linguists have revealed that all ancient civilizations had the same or similar constellation patterns and concepts. The ancient traditions of the stars are well worth considering.
Let me share with you what the discussion of the constellation Aries led me to discover in Scripture. The writings of the Jewish sages have preserved the Hebrew name for the constellation, which is טָלֶה (taleh), meaning “lamb”. Immediately one thinks of the lamb that was sacrificed on the altar of the tabernacle and the temple, or the Passover lamb, or the lamb that Abraham sacrificed instead of his son Isaac. However, I was completely surprised to discover that there are two Hebrew words for “lamb”, and “taleh” is not the word for any of these traditional biblical accounts. In fact, “taleh” only appears twice in Scripture, and both seem to be pointing to future events. Are you ready?
The first appearance of “taleh” involves a battle, which I believe is pointing to what will happen during the Great Tribulation.
Returning to the first appearance of “taleh” in Scripture, we learn that the Philistines (prophetically pointing to Satan and his forces) are about to overwhelm the men of Israel when Samuel, who appears to represent the Messiah, “took a suckling lamb [taleh] and offered it for a whole burnt offering to the Lord.” Samuel then lifted up a prayer to the Lord, and “the Lord thundered with a great thunder on that day against the Philistines and confused them, so that they were routed before Israel” (1 Sam 7:9-11). Remember, this was not the lamb that was sacrificed in all the ancient offerings given to God. This was a different kind of lamb. It was a “taleh”, and God answered Samson’s prayer by making it possible for His people to defeat the enemy. What utter trust in God that must have required. Why is this account significant? In the Book of Revelation we learn that Yeshua and His army come very close to being overwhelmed by Satan and his minions. The dragon (Satan) is going to give his power and throne and authority to a beast (a satanic world leader). What follows is not the might and power of men who will overcome this enemy, but the wrath of God and the presence of the Lamb (Rev 13-14).
Returning to the only other appearance of the word “taleh” in Scripture, we see it is referring to the future Millennial Kingdom that follows the Great Tribulation.
The wolf and the lamb [taleh] will graze together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox; and dust will be the serpent's food. They will do no evil or harm in all My holy mountain,” says the Lord. Is 65:25
The Millennial Kingdom will be a time of peace because Satan will be chained for these thousand years.
Yes, there is prophetic information in the constellations, and I saw much more than I am sharing with you here. So be sure and tune in to our special series, “Testimony of the Heavens”, which will begin on both our ROKU TV channel and also on our website http://bibleinteract.tv on October 2. You’re in for a real treat.
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