Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Mazzaroth, Israelite Camp & the New Jerusalem

Overview

I find the subject of the Mazzaroth (Zodiac) fascinating so I wanted to document how it relates to Yahshua (Jesus) life and mission and the Israelite camp arrangement in Numbers 2.  Then I wanted to document how Yahweh will make everything new in the New Jerusalem.   I could not find pictures on the internet that represented the vision I saw.  So I created pictures that I hope reflect Yahweh’s vision.  

I find it amazing that the church I attended for years stated we were not to look at the Zodiac. The church is missing a lot of information.

The table below shows how each arrangement has a center point with ‘living creatures’ around it.  The Israelites are always placed in a clockwise order until they are sealed.  They are sealed in a counter clockwise order.  This is amazing to me since Pastor Eli has talked about a polar shift occurring then.  This may be why the bible states there will be many earthquakes.  Plus Revelation 12:2 states the woman was in pain preparing to give birth.  The birth is of the New Jerusalem. 
Arrangement
Center
Direction
Outer Circle
Mazzaroth
Sun
The Earth moves around the sun Counter Clockwise
The Earth ages are in a Clockwise direction
The Mazzaroth or circle of animals (living creatures)
Israelite Camp Arrangement
(Numbers 2)
The Ark in the Tabernacle of Witness
The 12 tribes were placed in a Clockwise direction, around the Ark, starting in the East.
The tribes with their banners (circle of living creatures)
Living Creatures worshiping Yahweh
(Revelation 4)
Yahweh on his throne
The cardinal points were placed in a Clockwise direction around Yahweh starting in the East.
The four cardinal points represented by the symbols assigned to Judah, Ephraim, Rueben & Dan.
New Jerusalem Gates to the City (Ezekiel 48 &
Revelation 21)
Yahweh & Yahshua
They will be Tabernacling with us.
The tribes were placed in a Clockwise position staring in the North around the city.
The Israelite Tribes
144,000 Sealed
(Revelation 7)
Yahweh & Yahshua
They will be Tabernacling with us.
The tribes are sealed in a Counterclockwise position starting in the North.
The Israelite Tribes

The Mazzaroth

The Mazzaroth today is called the Zodiac.  The Mazzaroth reflects a circle of ‘living creatures’ or animals with the sun in the middle.  The Zodiac reflects the original Hebrew solar calendar.  The Mazzaroth reflects the prophetic life and mission of Yahshua (Jesus).   The Mazzaroth is the gospel in the stars and it was documented well before the bible was written.   
The Mazzaroth was mentioned in Job chapter 38 where Yahweh asks Job these questions:
“Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades or loose the cords of Orion? Can you lead forth the Mazzaroth in their season, or can you guide the Bear with its children? Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you establish their rule on the earth?
The bible tells us to use the sun and stars for signs and seasons in Genesis Chapter 1:
Genesis 1:14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars.
Psalms 147:4 tells us that Yahweh numbered the stars and gave them their names. 
He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.
Enoch states in chapter 33 that Uriel, the Angel who is over the world, showed him the stars courses and their positions and he wrote them down.
And from thence I went to the ends of the earth and saw there great beasts, and each differed from the other; and (I saw) birds also differing in appearance and beauty and voice, the one differing from the other. And to the east of those beasts I saw the ends of the earth whereon the heaven 2 rests, and the portals of the heaven open. And I saw how the stars of heaven come forth, and 3 I counted the portals out of which they proceed, and wrote down all their outlets, of each individual star by itself, according to their number and their names, their courses and their positions, and their 4 times and their months, as Uriel the holy angel who was with me showed me. He showed all things to me and wrote them down for me: also their names he wrote for me, and their laws and their companies.
FlaviusJosephus, a first century historian, tells us that Noah and his forefathers lived many years so that they would have time to work on astronomical and geometrical discoveries:
God afforded them a longer time of life on account of their virtue, and the good use they made of it in astronomical and geometrical discoveries, which would not have afforded the time of foretelling [the periods of the stars] unless they had lived six hundred years; for the great year is completed in that interval.
King David tells us in Psalm 19:1:
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

The diagram below is of the Mazzaroth with the best known descriptions for each constellation.  Since Yahweh said Judah the Lion is in the East that is where I put him.  I have seen the constellations orientation many different ways.  For a larger copy of this diagram, click here.
There is a lot more information regarding the Mazzaroth available, please see these links:
Gospelin the Stars book by Seiss This book was originally written in 1884.
TheProphetic Mazzaroth by Pastor Eli  Provides a full explanation of the Mazzaroth and the constellations.
Raymond Capt’s documentary ‘The Glory of the Stars’ produced about 1976


Other information to review:
Precession of the Equinox  This page explains that we are currently living in the age of Pisces the fish and when Yahshua was living it was the age of Aries, the ram or lamb.  The fish symbol was an early Christian symbol. 
Wikipedia Zodiac
Revelation 12 - Woman Clothed in the Sun & Yahshua's Return  Explains our history in relationship to the Mazzaroth's Great Year.

The Israelite Camp Arrangement

The diagram below reflects the Israelite camp in the desert (Numbers 2) with their Breastplateof Judgment stones and their symbols from Jacob-Israel’s blessings (Genesis 49).  Their camp was arranged as Yahweh instructed and they were to post their ensign or standard (flag).   The number, assigned to each tribe below, is the order they were stated in the camp arrangement.  The instructions were given for the East, then South, then West, and then North in a clockwise direction.  For each side the chief tribe was placed first in the center, and then the other two were placed on each side.   For a larger copy of the diagram, click here.

The Mazzaroth & Camp Arrangement   

In the past bible researcher have noticed the correlation between the camp arrangement (Number 2) and the Mazzaroth’s circle of ‘living creatures’.  They assigned each Israelite a constellation.  Reflected below are three different theories regarding how each Israelite was assigned a constellation:
Bullinger’s Mazzaroth & Camp Arrangement
Bullinger documented his arrangement in his book called ‘The Companion Bible’.  I have placed his notes, regarding the arrangement, here and a picture of what his arrangement would look like here.
Fowler’s Mazzaroth & Camp Arrangement
Fowlers arrangement is documented here and a picture of what his arrangement would look like is here.
My Mazzaroth & Camp Arrangement
I made a new arrangement with different assignments.  I place the cardinal points first (as shown in Numbers 2 & Revelation 4), then I started in the East with Judah going clockwise.  I place Issachar with Cancer since he was named second in the camp arrangement.  Then I placed Zebulun with Gemini since he was mentioned third in the camp arrangement.  Then I finished going around the circle in this matter.  I could see many things I liked about this arrangement, so I decided to share it.  For example, Simeon being Aries could work since his symbol was the sword that pierce Yahshua the lamb.     Plus Simeon has this position in the New Jerusalem (below) where his number is 7, Yahweh’s number for completion.  Levi being Capricorn, which is the goat with the fish tale, could work since it was the Levites job to release the scapegoat yearly on the Day of Atonement.  Today the Levites would be represented by the fish tale being fishers of men.    Virgo being Naphtali could work since his blessing stated he bears beautiful words just like Yahshua who is represent as the seed of Virgo.  The other arrangements above also have good reasons for their arrangement; I just wanted to show how this arrangement that is in the order of the camp could also work.   To see a larger version of this arrangement, click here.

Worship of Yahweh

In Revelation chapter 4, John documents that he saw 24 elders and living creatures worshiping Yahweh around his throne.   These are the living creatures that were assigned to Judah, Ephraim, Ruben, and Dan.  These living creatures were at the camp in Numbers chapter 2 and are part of the Mazzaroth. The only change is the Dan was the serpent at the camp and is now using the eagle or phoenix for his standard now.  These living creatures represent cardinal points and Revelation 4:7 shows they start in the East and go in a clockwise direction.  Judah is the lion and he camped in the East.  To see a larger diagram, click here.
Revelation 4:6 And around the throne, on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind: the first living creature like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature with the face of a man, and the fourth living creature like an eagle in flight. And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say,
“Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!”
Note:  Some versions of the bible translate ‘living creatures’ as the word beast.  The correct term is ‘living creatures’.   See http://biblehub.com/lexicon/revelation/4-6.htm
Ezekiel Chapter 1 also wrote about the lion, ox, man and eagle.  See http://biblehub.com/esv/ezekiel/1.htm

New Jerusalem

The New Jerusalem, that Yahweh has planned, is yet to come.  It is described in both Ezekiel and Revelation.  I have made a diagram that incorporates the scriptures below.  To see a large version of the diagram, click here.

The Gates of the City, the New Jerusalem
I placed the gates, on the diagram, as stated below and numbered as they were mentioned.  This describes a clockwise direction.
Ezekiel 48:30 “These shall be the exits of the city: On the north side, which is to be 4,500 cubits by measure, three gates, the gate of Reuben, the gate of Judah, and the gate of Levi, the gates of the city being named after the tribes of Israel. On the east side, which is to be 4,500 cubits, three gates, the gate of Joseph, the gate of Benjamin, and the gate of Dan. On the south side, which is to be 4,500 cubits by measure, three gates, the gate of Simeon, the gate of Issachar, and the gate of Zebulun. On the west side, which is to be 4,500 cubits, three gates, the gate of Gad, the gate of Asher, and the gate of Naphtali. The circumference of the city shall be 18,000 cubits. And the name of the city from that time on shall be, The Lord Yahweh Is There.”

144,000 Israelites Sealed
The 144,000 sealed will be in the government of the New Jerusalem.  I placed the number, in the order they were sealed, on the diagram.  Notice that, for the most part, it is in a counter clockwise direction – it is going opposite of the gate direction.  Notice that Manasseh was placed in almost the same place he was at the camp (above).  Simeon is in the same place, in this diagram, as he is on my Mazzaroth/Camp diagram and Fowler’s.  Levi is on the same place, on this diagram, as he is on Bullinger’s Mazzaroth/Camp diagram. 
Revelation 7:3 saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” And I heard the number of the sealed, 144,000, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:
12,000 from the tribe of Judah were sealed,
12,000 from the tribe of Reuben,
12,000 from the tribe of Gad,
12,000 from the tribe of Asher,
12,000 from the tribe of Naphtali,
12,000 from the tribe of Manasseh,
12,000 from the tribe of Simeon,
12,000 from the tribe of Levi,
12,000 from the tribe of Issachar,
12,000 from the tribe of Zebulun,
12,000 from the tribe of Joseph,
12,000 from the tribe of Benjamin were sealed.

The New Jerusalem
I placed Yahweh and his lamb, Yahshua, in the center as described below.  I did not place the stones as mentioned.  The stones shown are from the breastplate of Judgement.
Revelation 21:10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed— on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every kind of jewel. The first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.

New Jerusalem Diagram
In addition to the items above, I also placed the following.
·         The oil paintings of Jacob Israel’s son from the Bishop Trevor collection.
·         In the box with the tribe name, I placed their number assignment from the camp in Numbers 2, what the tribe name means in Hebrew, the tribes blessing standard from Genesis 49, where the tribe is now ‘mostly’ located, and their breastplate of judgement stone. 
·         I placed their current standard/flags where they are mostly living today.
·         I placed their standard from Jacob’s blessing (Genesis 49).  


For more information regarding the 12 tribes and where they are today, see these pages:

Conclusion

Only Yahweh, our creator, could have created the Mazzaroth as a witness of Yahshua and his mission.  We also have Great Pyramid of Gaza and our bibles that are a witness of Yahshua’s life and ministry.  It is really hard to imagine what Yahweh has planned for us in the New Jerusalem – do not miss out on this – keep his commandments and laws documented in Deuteronomy (plus other books) so that you do not miss out. 

Revelation 22:12 "Behold, I come quickly. My reward is with me, to repay to each man according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Blessed are those who do his commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city.

HalleluYah – All Praise Yahweh (Paleo Hebrew)

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