by Brad Scott
I suppose that if I mentioned the word zodiac in a crowded room, the knee jerk reaction would be to lump me in with Nancy Reagan or late night television. To the Christian, the zodiac is the realm of the devil, but keeping in mind the nature of hasatan, it should be no surprise that he would take a beautiful, prophetic picture of the Messiah and pervert it to his own use.
There is no room in this teaching section for a complete study on the validity of the zodiac in Scripture. In strict dictionary terms, the zodiac is a Greek term used to describe an imaginary stretch of the heavens that contains twelve commonly known constellations. The fact that there are twelve should already be a clue that something deeper is going on in the heavens that the God of Israel created, from the beginning, to be for signs and seasons, days and years. When hasatan sets out to deceive, he always changes, if not ever so slightly, Yah's way. The counterfeit zodiac of hasatan begins with Aquarius (January) and ends with Capricornus (December). God's design begins with Virgo, or the virgin (Messiah's first coming), and ends with Leo, or the lion (Messiah's second coming). The counterfeit zodiac, just as Christianity's counterfeit feasts, hides the true picture of God's plan. The word zodiac is phonetically traced to the Hebrew word tzadak (צדך), commonly translated as righteous or just. Many later languages, including Greek, did not have the tz letter and so the zeta or z was substituted. If you believe that the coming of the Messiah was written in these heavenly constellations as signs, then it is easy to see the true origin of this word and the only righteous one in it.
Mizemor (Psalm) 50:6And the heavens shall declare his righteousness; for God is judge himself.
Mizemor 85:11Truth shall spring out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
Mizemor 97:6The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the peoples see His glory.
In Yochanan 17:5, we are told by Yeshua‘ Himself about the glory He had with the Father before the world was. That glory is declared in the heavens proclaiming His righteousness.
Mizemor 19:1The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth His works.
The next time you peer at the constellations, try setting aside the world's desire for you to seek out your own destiny, and search for the glory of the Messiah in the works of the hand of Almighty God, the King of Israel.
Shalom Alecheim! ◊