For I will pour water on him who is thirsty,
And floods on the dry ground;
I will pour My Spirit on your descendants,
And My blessing on your offspring;
They will spring up among the grass
Like willows by the watercourses.’
In the previous segment of our story, we were introduced to a creature who was half goat, half fish: Capricorn. That creature completely morphed into a Dolphin by the final decan of its portion of the story.
Fish, as you know, have gills and cannot live out of water. They are instinctual and do not possess high brain functioning. Dolphins, on the other hand, are highly intelligent mammals. Their brains are quite similar to ours and, though they live in water, breathe air like we do and give birth to live offspring.
In this section of the story, we’re going to meet the next major star sign, “Aquarius, the Water Pourer.” As you know, there are 12 major constellations each with 3 accompanying Decans. They all relate a specific part of this timeless celestial narrative. Even the individual stars compliment the tale.
The Water Pourer.
Aquarius is pictured as a male figure kneeling down on one knee pointing up with his left hand toward the three previous Decans as if indicating that his story was birthed out of theirs. There is a great stream of water pouring out of the urn he is holding in his right hand that is completely consumed by a giant fish.
This brings to mind what happened to Jesus after He Jesus died. You recall, the soldiers came to Him and were about to break His legs to hasten His death. However, they found that He was already dead, so they pierced His RIGHT side. Out poured blood and water.
Now, everything in the New Testament is hidden somewhere in the Old. This part of Jesus’ story is found in a seemingly unlikely place: The account of Gideon’s Fleece. Follow the link below if you’d like to read the whole story:
Though we know this figure as “Aquarius,” we are not actually told his name. As I said before, he is kneeling. Sounds like a servant, doesn’t it?
Throughout scripture, there is a faithful, though unnamed, servant that does the bidding of many of the main characters. Who is he? The Holy Spirit!
Remember what Jesus told His disciples before He ascended back to His Father? Let’s read from Acts 1, verses 4 & 5:
And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
A New Creation.
He sent us the Holy Spirit after He went back to His Father. Where once we were merely fish that were born in and lived in the sea, now we have been baptized into His death. We have been changed to be like Jesus being made new creations in Him.
Our physical bodies, however, have not yet been made like His. So, while we are still in the “Sea,” we need to internalize the water of the word of God so it gives us LIFE and HEALTH to all our flesh, according to Proverbs 4:22.
(Follow the link below for the scoop on that topic: https://emmausroadministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/28/gods-word-is-health/)
How do we internalize it? What does the scripture say in Romans 10:8-9? “The word is near you, in your mouth [first] and in your heart” [second] (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth [first] the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart [second] that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” [third]
THE WORD IS IN YOUR MOUTH!
Saved here is not just saved from hell, though that is certainly included. “Sozo,” in Greek, also refers to the saving of your physical body: Saved from sickness, saved from disease, and provided with everything we need for life in the “Sea.”
This reminds me of Jesus’ words to the woman of the well. He told her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life,” in John chapter 2, verses 13-14.
(Hebrew Letters R-L, Mem And Final Mem.)
Secrets In The Hebrew Letters.
Above are the two forms of the Hebrew letter, “Mem.” Though they are both the same letter, they have two two different functions. The letter not the right is either at the beginning of a word or anywhere in the middle. The figure on the left is called, “Final Mem.” It only appears at the end of a word, never anywhere else.
Hebrew is a language of picture writing, like Chinese. Each letter has a picture associated with it as well as a color, a number, and a musical note. Mem is a picture of “Water,” especially flowing water, but it also a depicts the Holy Spirit!
Water, in biblical typology, is a picture of the word of God. God, of course, is the Author of His word. The entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is all about His Son hidden in types, shadows, and stories.
But Who inspired all these men to write it? Like water flowing from the Urn of this unnamed Hero, it was THE HOLY SPIRIT! He is the river of truth flowing through this world, the One Whom Jesus sent to lead us into all righteousness. He is the One that woos sinners by showing them the love of God and turns their hearts to the truth.
Ancient Names For The Sign.
In Hebrew, this constellation is called, “Deli,’ meaning “The water urn.” A form of this word is used by Balaam when he spoke of “Buckets,” in Numbers 24:7. The Arabs and Syrians called him, “Delu,” which is the same meaning as the Hebrew name.
The Egyptians called him, “Hupei Tirion, The Station of the Pouring Out, or the Place of His Coming Down, As Rain.” The Greeks saw him as “The pourer forth of water: Hydrokoeus.”
But it is the Latin name with which we are most familiar. Aquarius means, “The rising up of,” OR “The pouring forth of water.”
In any case, all of these different cultures saw this sign as something to do with water being poured out. Amazing!
Ancient Names Of The Stars.
Just as the Holy Spirit defers to Jesus and the Father, preferring not to call attention to Himself, so the stars in Aquarius are not very bright, speaking to their servant position. A servant, of course, never outshines his master.
All of the names that have come down to us from the ancients are in harmony with the story they tell. The brightest of these is an Arabic name, “Sa’ Ad Al Malik,” which means, “The record of the pouring out.” You can see it in the figure above, located in the right shoulder of Aquarius. They also called this star, “Saad al Suud: He who goes and returns, the Pourer out of the stream.”
The brightest star, located in the right shin of our figure, was called by the Hebrews, “Scheat: Who goes and returns.” Both Capricorn and Pegasus also have stars with this same name.
“The fourth star, “Ancha,” is located in the Urn. It means, “The Vessel of Pouring Out, The Urn.”
And last but not least, inside the mouth of the urn is a very small star which carries the Latin name, “Situla.” It means, “A small urn for drawing water.”
At last we come to the most ancient planisphere from Denderah, Egypt. Being the oldest, it often has names and meanings closer to what the Father intended.
The Egyptians saw this sign as a man pouring streams of water from TWO URNS! He is holding one in each hand, and the huge fish, mening Piscis Austrails (the Southern Fish) appears to have been poured out from the urn. They called this constellation, “Aru: The River.
The Decans Of Aquarius.
We shall move on the the three Decans associated with Aquarius. We will see how they fill in more of this amazing story written long ago in the night sky by a loving God wants all to come to know Jesus, be born of water, and have everlasting life!
Follow the link below to Part 18 where we’ll begin discussing the minor constellations, or decans, associated with Aquarius:
(Link is mis-numbered. Please disregard.)