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              It is used in the context of Christ’s birth on this earth. This description includes the use of the sun, moon and
              stars in the sky. It is a sign of Israel and its twelve tribes, which includes the sun and the moon with the crown of
              stars, known as the Pleiades star cluster. We know through scripture God has named all the heavenly bodies.

              Psalms 147:4 “He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them.”
              God’s naming goes on to the present time; even though he uses man to do this.  An example is the dwarf planet
              Ceres, which was named in 2006. Once, it was determined to be a true planet and not an asteroid.

              Ceres is the smallest dwarf planet in the inner Solar System. Goddess of the seasons; Demeter Ceres means “Earth Mother”.
              Ceres' name may derive from the hypothetical Proto-Indo-European root *ker, meaning "to grow", which is also a possible root for
              many English words, such as "create", "cereal", "grow", "kernel", "corn", and "increase". Roman etymologists thought "ceres" was
              derived from the Latin verb gerere, “to bear”, or “bring forth.”

              The planet of “Ceres” was seen in the sky above Bethlehem during the Birth of Christ our Lord; and it is the last
              object in the heavenly cluster to come down to earth as part of the Bethlehem Star. The choice by man of the
              name “Ceres” was not based upon the fact that it was associated with the Birth of Christ by a virgin. Ceres has the
              meaning of “to bear”, or “bring forth” from an “Earth Mother.”  How appropriate it is to Christ’s birth. Both the Old
              and New Testaments assume what happens in the heavens matter and are given by God as signs of events on the
              earth. We should follow the guidance and counsel of the Bible on the use of signs. Astrology assumes that the
              stars are the direct cause of earthly events. The Bible lets us know that they are to be used as messages about
              earthly events either in the past or in the future. It may be useful to think of them as Road Signs and Warnings.
              There is a distinct difference between a sign and considering them as an active agent. Christ said in Luke 21:25
              “There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth…..”  This will occur during the End Times. Most of the
              signs used throughout this book include all three elements of the sun, moon and stars. We shall use ancient
              interpretation for planetary signs and their meaning, and use Biblical text wherever it is possible to explain the
              heavenly events as seen in the skies. Independent of the language (Hebrew, Greek, Arabic or English) names given to
              these heavenly bodies their meaning should stay the same.  God’s naming of the stars also includes naming the
              constellations and their star clusters as seen in the Book of Job. The meaning of their names has significance.

                                                                                      Job 9:9; 38:31-33

                                                                               9:9      “Who makes the Bear, Orion
                                                                                      and the Pleiades, and the
                                                                                      chambers of the south;”

                                                                               38:31   “Can you bind the chains of
                                                                                      the Pleiades, or loose the
                                                                                      cords of Orion”?

                                                                               38:32    “Can you lead forth a
                                                                                      constellation in its season,
                                                                                      and guide the Bear with her

                                                                               38:33    “Do you know the ordinances
                                                                                      of the heavens, or fix their

                                                                            `           rule over the earth”?

              The Pleiades star cluster – Crown of Authority (NASA)

              3  New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995 (Rev 12:1). LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.

              4  New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995 (Psalms 147:4). LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.
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