The Sign At The Border: Mazzaroth Series Part 3

Isaiah 19:19-20
19 “In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD.
20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.”
(The Sphinx, Giza, Egypt.)
What a strange passage!  It says there shall be “A pillar at the border of Egypt that serves as a sign to the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel.”  What?
If you thought the Tower of Babel was a strange story, the account of the “Sign at the Border of Egypt,” will really scramble your eggs!
Pagan Symbol?
The pillar to which the verse is referring is the Great Sphinx of Egypt.  Because of its location, most scholars assumed it was some kind of pagan symbol.  Natural conclusion.  But no one knew for sure.  Frankly, they didn’t know what to make of this giant monument.  They didn’t even have a clue as to who built it or for what purpose.  It wasn’t until recently, during the last century or so, that this age-old mystery began to unravel.
How fortunate we are to live in these last days when God is uncovering many things that have long defied explanation.  We are going to see that the answers to all their questions stranger than fiction.  Our first clue is found in Psalm 19.
(Drawings on a wall at the Egyptian temple at Esneh)

Psalm 19.

In the picture above you can clearly see the drawings of Leo, Virgo, the Sphinx, and all the stars.  This is an obvious reference to the constellations.  According to Psalm 19, there are two ways to know God:  #1: Through His Word, and #2: Through His creation…..like the stars. 

Elohim: Creator God.
In the first three verses of Psalm 19, the Holy Spirit points out that, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shweweth His handiwork.  Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.  There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard…”
The heavens and the stars contained therein fall under this category.
Those who either don’t go to church to hear the gospel story, or who may live where there is no witness of it yet, can know, at least in part, that there is a God. Their concept of God can only that of “Elohim: Creator God as revealed through the things He has created.  At best it is a cold, distant, and impersonal knowledge, limited in scope, filled with fear and uncertainty.

Puzzling Shift.

This Psalm has long puzzled scholars because suddenly, in verse seven, the Holy Spirit totally shifts gears.  After talking about nature and the heavens, He begins discussing the Law of the LORD:

“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple….”

Why the sudden shift?  Because the second, and BEST, way to know God is through His word!

The Word Reveals God.

In Romans 1, verse 20, Paul writes, “For the invisible things of Him (God) from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by THE THINGS THAT ARE MADE, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they {the whole world} are without excuse:”

The word of God first converts the soul, THEN makes the simple wise. Conversion allows connection through covenant which must come first; THEN God can communicate with the one who now belongs to Him.  

But if “they”–the world–would cry out to Elohim: Creator God, He would send a human messenger to them so they could hear the Gospel.  His word would convert them so that He could speak to them through the Holy Spirit and make them wise.  He is such a loving God that He will do whatever it takes to get the message to them.

So you see, “The heavens declare;” AND “The law of the LORD……” are the two ways to know God, even today.
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The Covenant Keeping One.
Believers, you and I, who know God through His word, know “Yahweh, the Covenant Keeping One.”  Because we are in this relationship with Him, we are under His blessing and protection.  But those who are not in covenant with God, who know Him only as Creator, are not under His blessing and protection.  Why?  
You see, way back in the garden, God handed over the “keys,” so to speak, over to Adam in the garden. But Adam turned around and handed them over to the devil.  Yes, Jesus came and bought them back, but this is still a fallen earth.
Since dominion of the earth is not FULLY under His control, FULLY being the operative word, God cannot not simply enter into the affairs of man without his permission.  Granting Him permission, i.e. entering into covenant with Him, allows Him to affect our lives.
That may come as a shock to some of you. There is too much to that story to cover here so, if you want to know more, you may follow the link below:
How To Be In Covenant With God.

It is far, FAR better, of course, to be in Covenant relationship with the Covenant Keeping One than simply to know Him as Elohim/Creator.  There is GREAT benefit to admitting you are a sinner in need of Savior!  Why?

Because this is a dark world!  God’s protection isn’t just a nice idea:  It’s a necessity!  To make sure that you have it, all you need to do is invite the Savior into your heart and you are good FOR ALL ETERNITY.

Our Great Enemy.

As you saw in part 1, long before God’s word was written down, there was a testimony of Jesus.  His Father told His Son’s story in the stars, which He created:  BLASTED IT ALL OVER THE NIGHT SKY!  

In part 2 about the Tower of Babel, we discussed why the devil came up with a perverted version of the story (astrology).  It was an attempt to twist and confuse the Gospel story.  He didn’t want man, whom he hates as much as he hates God, to come to know the real story of the Gospel.  Then they’d believe in Jesus, that faith would be counted to them as righteousness, and they would be saved, like Abraham.

Well, he doesn’t want man to get saved.  He wants to punish God by destroying us.  You see, he hates God but cannot strike at Him directly.  So, he does the next best thing:  He strikes at us, God’s beloved. That’s why he continues to try to stop the spread of the Gospel.
God Orchestrates The Movement Of The Stars.

It was God Who created the stars, placed them in the heavens, and ORCHESTRATES THEIR MOVEMENTS.  Yes, Orchestrates:  Present tense.  He is still doing it.  The clearest evidence of this is the story of “The Southern Cross,” later on in this series.  He actually changed the position of the stars AS THE STORY UNFOLDED ON EARTH.  AMAZING!!!

The devil, on the other hand, can’t create anything.  He takes what God created and perverts it…..and he’s really good at it.

 

Head Of A Woman, Body Of A Lion.
But, AS USUAL, God has always has the upper hand! Amen!  In the opening passage, He said that there would be “AN ALTAR TO THE LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt,” and a “Pillar at its border.” This altar serves as a “Witness unto the Lord of Hosts.”
An altar to our God?  In Egypt? As a witness? Surprise, surprise!  Well personally, I don’t see why not; I mean, the earth is His, after all.
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The Sphinx, you’ll notice, has the HEAD OF A WOMAN and the BODY OF A LION. Is this starting to sound familiar? It should, because the story in the 12 zodiak signs in the heavens begins with the woman–Virgo–and ends with the Lion, Leo–Jesus–the King of Kings.  Jesus is the One Who soundly triumphed over the devil!….gave him a PhD: Permanent head damage!!
All of this is covered in part 1 of this series.  In case you missed that part recounting the REAL story in the stars, you may follow the link below:
Circular Story.
The Sphinx was preserved down through history so that man would know how to read the story.  But because it is a circular story, you have to know where to begin in order to read it correctly.
Were you to go by the devil’s perversion, astrology, you’d be led to believe that the story begins with Aries, the Ram.  It wouldn’t make any sense, and you certainly wouldn’t understand the gospel story.  This is where a lot of myths and pagan religions came from.

Today, when you see your “horror-scope” listed in the newspaper, it begins with Aries, the ram.  The perversion is still going on.  Sadly, it has caused many Christians to be skeptical at best or totally against knowing anything about this wonderful story.  While I don’t blame them, at the same time we have been robbed.

Church, this story always began with Virgo, who portrays the virgin birth, and it ends with Leo, the Lion of the tribe of Judah.  The Lion is OUR MIGHTY, GLORIOUS, TRIUMPHANT JESUS!  History is HIS-STORY!  Everything…..EVERYTHING…..revolves around Him!

The Real Hercules.

The “strong man” that many pagan religions call “Hercules,” is actually Jesus. If you know anything about mythology, you know that in their version of this strong man, “Hercules,”  has one foot on the crushed head of the great dragon, one foot lifted up as though injured.  He fought the three-headed hydra, was bit by a serpent, died, and spent three days in the belly of a great beast, coming to life afterward.  Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

Jesus was the One Who’s heel was bruised in crushing the devil’s head.  The figure, strangling the 3-headed serpent they call “hydra,” in his left hand, is Jesus wrestling with the great serpent.  He is the One Who died, conquered death, ROSE AGAIN, and defeated the devil with his own weapon.  

I’m pretty sure they borrowed their story line from somwhere, or rather from SomeONE else.  This star grouping is covered in greater detail in another part of this series.  But if you just can’t wait, you may follow the link below:

https://emmausroadministries.wordpress.com/2016/03/03/why-does-this-story-sound-so-familiar/

Who Was The Architect?

So, how did the Sphinx come to be in Egypt of all places, #1, and #2, who was the architect? Remember who ruled Egypt at one time according to the Bible? Joseph!  It is very likely that he’s the one who had the sphinx built for the purposes described in the opening verse.  No one really knows for sure, but it makes perfect sense.  I don’t think it’s that big of a leap, but that’s just my opinion.  Feel free to draw your own conclusions.

Today, if you go to Egypt, you can see pictures on the walls of the temple at Esna, shown earlier.  There is a drawing of the sphinx, then one of virgo, and one of Leo, indicating they are joined together as one.  They typify Jesus’ dual nature as fully God: THE LION, and fully Man, born of the Virgin!
The word “Sphinx” itself is actually a Greek word meaning “Joined together.”  The head of the woman, virgo, is “joined together” with the body of the Lion, Leo.  Amazing!
It stands to this day as an altar to THE LORD OF HOSTS, the One Who made the heavens, so that we would know where the real story in the stars begins, and where it ends!…………IN THE COMPLETE AND TOTAL TRIUMPH OF JESUS:  THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH!!!!!

HALLELUJAH!!!

And that,Church, is why the Sphinx is there:  To serve as a Sign at the Border.
Please follow the link below to Part 4.  We’ll be discussing the star grouping known as, “Victima,” which, in conjunction with the constellation, Centaurus, is shown to be both Offerer and Offering.

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