WHAT WISEMEN SEE
Shabbat – February 27, 2009
“The heavens declare the glory of God…” Psalm 19:1
Tonight the Lord spoke clearly in the heavens of His great love for Israel. Looking to the west just after sunset, in the constellation of Pisces, the Two Fish, the thin smile of a new moon and Venus shone brightly in the sky.
What does a constellation of two fish have to do with God’s Word?
Everything means something.
The constellation of the Two Fish (Pisces) has represented the nation of Israel since the day when old Jacob blessed the two sons of Joseph in Genesis 48: 15-21.
In this passage, Jacob, whose name had been changed by God to “Israel,” pronounced his dying blessing on Ephraim and Manasseh, “May they be called by my name (Israel) and may they increase greatly (Hebrew says, ‘like fish’) upon the earth.”
From that day on the starry symbol of Israel was the sign of two FISH. Later, the sign of the Fish also represented Christians of many nations.
And what about the faint sliver of the New Moon? The moon is called Kodesh, and represents the Holy Spirit.
The shining gem of Venus in called in Hebrew, NOGAH, and represents the Splendor of the Lord.
This is the Hebrew month of Adar. The Torah portion (Parasha) is from Exodus 25, and tells the story of the building of the Tabernacle.
This is the word of the Lord to Israel on this Shabbat:
“Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell within them.” Exodus 25:8
In this passage, the Lord did not promise to dwell IN the Tabernacle after it was built. He declared that his Holy Spirit would dwell AMONG the people of Israel. The accurate Hebrew translation of Exodus 25:8, says the Lord will dwell WITHIN the hearts of His people, Israel.
Tonight He proclaimed this promise again to His beloved people.
Within the constellation of the two fish – Israel…
The moon, Kodesh, as symbol of the Holy Spirit…
The planet Venus, Nogah, as symbol of God’s Glory.
Look up and see plainly the written message the heavens have declared!
The Shekinah Glory of the Lord’s Holy Spirit will dwell within the hearts of Israel.
Look up. Expect a miracle. The Revival has begun.
Blessings in Jesus’ Name!