“Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.”
Piscis Australis, or the Southern Fish, is the first decan, or minor constellation, belonging to the major star sign, “Aquarius, the water pourer. He poured out of his urn a great stream of water that is completely consumed by the Southern Fish.
We saw in Aquarius that water, in biblical typology, is a picture of the word of God. Fish are a typology of individual believers. But this is a GIANT fish. What could that be? A picture of the Church!
One of the most Ancient planispheres is that of Persia. They pictured this star sign with the head of a woman, echoing the fact that Jesus refers to His Church as His “Bride.”
Secrets In The Hebrew Language.
In Part 16 about the constellation Aquarius, we saw that the Hebrew letter, “Mem [מם]” had two different looking letters that meant the same thing. One was called, “Mem;” the other was “Final mem.” It was a “Picture” of the Holy Spirit.
In the same way, the Hebrew letter, “Nun,” has two different characters. One is used anywhere in words except the end; the other, “Final nun,” is used ONLY at the end of a word. It is pictured below.
(From fight to left, Nun and Final Nun.)
This letter is also a picture of something. Hebrew, in fact, is a language of picture writing, like Chinese. The letter “Nun” is a “Picture” of a FISH.
The Fish is a biblical typology of individual believers! A BIG FISH, as you saw above, is a picture of the Church. It’s amazing how God weaves all of this in together to make a beautiful story about His love for us!
Ancient Names For The Sign.
The only name that has come down to us from ancient times is, “Fom al Haut (Fomalhaut), The Mouth of the Fish,” from Arabic, pictured below.
Ancient Names Of The Stars.
The only name of the stars in this constellation that has been preserved for us is Fomalhaut, which keeps the focus that this star sign is all about the mouth of the fish.
As you saw in Aquarius, water is a picture of the word of God. Water going into the mouth of the fish reminds me of the scripture that says, “The word is near you, EVEN INB YOUR MOUTH,” in Romans 10:8.
Notice that ALL of the water goes into the fish. None of it escapes. All of God’s blessings, everything written in His word, is given to His Church. None of it is wasted.
Last of all we have the Egyptians. They saw in this sign both the fish and the stream of water. Their name for it in hieroglyphics is, “Aar: A stream.” It carries with it the picture of a flood of blessings flowing to the mystic fish people.
This is consistent with what we know of Church history. Until its inception, the Church was a mystery. It began as all Jewish but soon became more of a blessing to the Gentiles. This was very confusing to the Jewish people who were quite exclusionary in their thinking. They thought Messiah was only for them. They had not idea Jesus intended that the whole world would be saved. Thank you, Jesus!!!
Please follow the link below to part 19. We’ll be learning all about an improbable creature: Pegasus, the winged horse and how he figures into the story!
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