mardi 8 juillet 2008

Aquarius 2

Read the Revelation 22:1-16.

Revelation 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 22:7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

Fruit (Heb. peri, Gr. karpos) a word often used metaphorically: "the fruit of your womb" (Deut. 7:13), "the fruit of their schemes" (Prov. 1:31).
The Leaf is used as the spiritual productivity of the righteous (Psalm 1;3; Prov. 11:28; Jer. 17:8), the spiritual unproductivity of the wicked (Isa. 1;30), the nearness of the eschatological judgment (Matt. 24:32, Mark 13:28), the glory of an earthly kingdom (Dan. 4:12, 14, 21), and the glory and fruitfulness of the heavenly kingdom (Rev. 22:2).

Revelation 22:10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

Aquarius is the one who pours out the water upon Piscis Austrinus, The Southern Fish. Water is a great symbol of the Holy Spirit which God promised to pour out upon the earth. A fish cannot live without water to sustain it, just as a Christian cannot live without Jesus Christ to sustain and daily fill our leaky vessels. The fruit of the Holy Spirit consists of all the Christian virtues (Gal. 5:22-23).

Jesus said in, Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

"It is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius," from the popular song by the Fifth Dimension in the 1960’s. Just as the stars move through the procession of the equinoxes, so we have moved from one mansion of the zodiac to another. The sign of Aquarius means a time of peace and harmony and joy. Peace (Heb. shalom, peace, Gr. eirene, concord) among the OT Semitic people the word basically means "completeness" or "soundness." It is a prominent feature of the coming Messiah (Isa. 9:6). Peace is the presence of God, not the absence of conflict. Joy as in the NT is connected with Salvation.

The following was presented in the Insert for Chapter Two as the beginning of Day One.

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