Acts 2:32-35 “This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear. “For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself: ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My fight hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”’
The first decan belonging to the Twins is “Lepus, the Hare or Rabbit.” This constellation is a picture, believe it or not, of our enemy, satan.
Kind of strange that a cute cuddly little bunny could ever be a good way to picture the devil, isn’t it? But the fact that rabbits are so small, fluffy, sweet, and innocent-looking is exactly why the Hare is the perfect way to show our enemy.
Lepus is pictured as sprinting away from The Dog, “Sirius.” It is also directly underneath the upraised foot of Orion above him who is just about to crush his head with his foot. This furthers the narrative that was put forth in the major sign, “Gemini.” In that constellation, you remember that Pollux had his arm around Castor as if upholding and protecting him. Castor is the one on the right holding both an arrow and an unstrung bow.
We learned that he is a depiction of the Bride of Christ, whom Jesus supports, defends, protects. He also teaches our hands to war, obviously not with arrows. The unstrung bow indicates that, for us, the war is over, reminiscent of the scripture below from 2 Samuel:
“ 32 For who is God, except the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God? 33 God is my strength and power,And He makes my way perfect. 34 He makes my feet like the feet of deer, And sets me on my high places. 35 He teaches my hands to make war, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.”
What is a bow of bronze? Bronze, in biblical typology, is a picture of judgment. And how were we judged? By the law, of course. But because of Jesus’ finished work, the law has no further claim on us. Now, just like Jesus, the devil is under our feet too, because He won the victory for us at the cross! We are seated next to Him in high places.
We also learned that our battle is not with the devil directly, but to fight to remain seated while the Father‘ does for us what He did for Jesus: Puts our enemies beneath our feet!
This a also picture of what will happen when Jesus calls us home to be with Him in our forever bodies! We will be seated right next to Him, bodily, at the marriage supper of the Lamb. What a day that will be!!!
Note in the picture above that not only is Lepus about to be stomped on by Orion, but he is being chased by Canus Major, the Dog. This paints quiet a picture. Castor, representing the Bride of Christ, learns to rest in Jesus and fight the good fight of faith. (We will discuss the significance of the dog chasing Lepus in the following star sign, Canus Major.)
Ancient Names For The Sign.
In Hebrew, this sign was called by the name of the brightest star, “Arnebo,” which means, “The Enemy of Him Who Cometh.” In Arabic, his name is very similar: “Arnebeth: the Hare; enemy of Him That Cometh.” Lepus is the name given to him by the Romans and the one by which this constellation is known to today. Its full meaning of is “The Hare treading underfoot.”
This theme of the enemy being trodden underfoot is echoed throughout the scriptures, like Psalm 108: “13 Through God we will do valiantly, For it is He who shall tread down our enemies.” As we are seated in heavenly places next to Christ, it is God Who treads down our enemies! Our fight is to remain SEATED.
Ancient Names Of The Stars.
The brightest star we have already met: “Arnebo,” the enemy of Him Who Cometh. That is the only star whose location is known.
There are three more ancient star names that have been passed down to us which are worthy of mention, though we do not know their locations. They are: Nibal: The mad; Rakis: The bound (as with a chain); and Sugia: The deciever.
Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter. Wonder if they got their idea from this star sign? 🤔 In any event, they all help us to identify the fact that our enemy is completely mad, bound with a chain because of Jesus, and a deceiver.
Now on to the Denderah to check out the most ancient planisphere.
The Egyptians of Denderah didn’t see this sign as a hare but an unclean bird called a “Hoopee”standing over the serpent. Both the bird and the serpent, like Lepus, are about to be stomped on by Orion showing us clearly that these are both depictions of the devil, our great enemy. They named this bird “Bashti-Beki: The Failing (Beki) of the Enemy Confounded (Bashti).”
So, though the pictures are different, the message is the same. We will learn even more about the fate of this creature when we study the next decan: Canus Major. You may follow the link below to continue this series: