The REAL Story In The Stars Part 9: Sagittarius, The Great Archer.

Psalm 45: 3-5
“Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O Mighty One,
With Your glory and Your majesty.
And in Your majesty ride prosperously because of truth, humility, and righteousness;  And Your right hand shall teach You awesome things.
The peoples fall under You.”  

Act One, Scene Four
Now we come to Scene Four of Act 1 in the Major constellation of Saggitarius: The Archer.  Once again, our Mighty Hero is portrayed as a blended creature, a Centaur, revealing again the dual nature of God’s Champion as One Who is Fully man and Fully God.
The Archer.
The human part of the figure, pictured above, has a drawn bow strung with an arrow.  It is pointed directly at the red star, “Antares,” which we learned in part 6 is the very heart of the scorpion, depicting our arch enemy, satan.
Notice in the picture above that the right foreleg of the Centaur is bent backward as though injured.  This is consistent with the scripture in Genesis 3 where God said that the Seed of the woman would be injured in redeeming us.  His heel was indeed bruised when he conquered the devil.
The opening scripture speaks of an Archer riding forth with truth, humility, and righteousness.  His RIGHT HAND teaches awesome things.  Slung over the shoulder of this mighty Archer is a quiver full of arrows.  Notice He is shooting his arrow with his RIGHT HAND at the heart of the enemy.  That’s our Jesus!   He defeated our enemy with truth, humility, and righteousness.
This passage also speaks of the defeat of the enemies of natural Israel.  If you go to your Bible’s table of contents and count, you’ll see that Psalms is listed as the 19th book.  Remember what great event happened in 1945?  Two atomic bombs (sharp arrows) were dropped on Japan bringing WWll to a screeching halt!  These bombs are two of the sharp “Arrows” that pierced the heart of the enemies of God’s people precious to King Jesus.
For more on the topic of Psalms, the 19th book, and how it lines up with the 20th century and beyond, follow the link below:
Ancient Names Of The Stars.
The ancient names of the stars advance the story even further.  The brightest of them was called, “Naim,” in Hebrew which means, “The Gracious,” or “The Delighted in.”  That is exactly how David describes the Messiah in Psalm 45 verse 2:  “Thou art fairer than the children of men; grace is poured into thy lips; therefore God hath blessed thee forever.”
Doesn’t that describe our Lord Jesus to a “T”?  He’s the One Who is “Fairer than ten thousand;” The Bright and Morning Star!

Another Hebrew-named star that has been preserved for us is “Nushata.”  It means “The Going or Sending Forth.”  Another, “Terebellum,” means “Sent Forth Swiftly,” in Hebrew, is a third star name passed down to us.  They both add to and compliment this beautiful story.  Amazing!  But that’s not all.

The ancient name of another star, “Croton,”  has come down to us from the Greeks, which means, “The Purchaser.”  Last, but not least, we have the ancient Akkadians, who named this figure “Nun-Ki, The Prince of the Earth.”  Apt description.  That is definitely our Lord Jesus, the One Who fights for us!

The Price Is Paid.

When we learned about the constellation of Libra, we spoke of the great price and Jesus’ great sacrifice made in our stead.  Libra is the one who holds the scales in her hand on which we were “Weighed and found wanting.”  Jesus paid a debt He did not owe for us, who owed a debt we could not pay.  He alone is the The Purchaser, The Redeemer of His people.

Many Languages, One Message.
The Hebrew word for this constellation is “Kesith,” which means “the Bending of a Bow for Shooting.”  This very same word for archer is used here in Genesis 21:20.
“So God was with the lad; and he grew and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an ARCHER (qashshath).”
The Syrians were quite familiar with this celestial Archer.  They called him by the very same name as the Jewish people.  In Arabic, he was known as “Al Kaus: The Arrow.”  The Greeks called him “Toxtes, the Archer.”  But it is the Roman name that had been passed down to us: “Saggitarius.”  It means, “The Archer who sends forth the arrow.”
Many Descriptions, One Hero.
Are you sensing a universal pattern here?  Though seen by different cultures and called by different names, they all point to One person Who can only be our Lord Jesus!  But if you don’t know where this circular story begins, you wouldn’t be able to read it correctly and it would be very confusing.  It certainly wouldn’t reveal the real story about The One Who paid the ultimate price to save the human race.
Knowing this perversion would happen, God arranged for a monument to be erected in Egypt which showed where the story begins and where it ends.  That monument is the Great Sphinx of Egypt we discussed in part 3 of this series.
(Egyptian planisphere at Dendera)


The oldest planisphere, or map of the heavens, belongs to the ancient Egyptians.  They called this figure “Pi-Maere: The Gracious Going Forth or the Beauty of the Coming Forth.”

Remember the verse in Genesis 9:13 that says, “I set My rainbow (Keshet) in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth?”  Since Jesus conquered our great enemy, there is now no “Bow” shooting “arrows of judgment” at us!  The Great Archer, Jesus, shot His arrow into the heart of the scorpion, crushed the head of the great dragon, and won the victory for us.  HALLELUJAH!!!

We are eternally grateful to you, Father, for sending Your Champion, Jesus, to save us.  Thank you for continually reminding us of your great love and the great battle He fought on our behalf.
Every night, when we look up at the stars, we will see and be encouraged by what He did for us in the constellation of Saggitarius:  The Archer!
You may follow the link below to continue this series in part 10.  We will be discussing three things:  The Lyre, a musical instrument, Ara, the upside down altar, and Draco, the great dragon in the sky:

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