My backyard was fresh from the watering I just gave it; the sun had set and it was that wonderful time of the evening, just before it gets too dark. I looked up, and even in the city lights of a Las Vegas sky, I was able to pick out some of the constellations and stars. I found the North Star, at the tip of the Little Dipper. The Little Dipper, Biblically, represents God’s sheepfold. The North Star at the tip of the Little Dipper’s handle is the most important star of the sky. It is now the Polar star, meaning it is at the center; it’s position is fixed and all other stars revolve around it. But that was not always the case.
Over 4000 years ago, the star called Thuban, in the constellation Draco (the dragon), was the Polar Star. Draco represents Satan. His constellation is a large twisting constellation that circles overhead around the sheepfold in the northern sky. The Bible tells us Lucifer, the devil, wanted to be like God. He wanted to be the ultimate Polar star, the center around which everything and everyone, orbited.
Isaiah 14 tells us the story in written form, of what God created for mankind in the story of the stars above us:
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, who didst weaken the nations!
“For thou hast said in thine heart, ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north. [note: Draco sits in the sides of the most northern sky].
“I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High’” (Is. 14:12-14).
But Satan did not get his way.
“There was war in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not.
“And the great dragon was cast out — that serpent of old called the Devil and Satan, who deceiveth the whole world” (Rev. 12:7-9).
I don’t really know if the moving of the Polar star happened when Lucifer was cast out of heaven, but it’s an interesting thought. But isn’t it so great that the star in Draco is NOT the center of the sky any more, but rather the star in the sheepfold is the center?! Jesus will forever be the center of everything.
I just love how God has put His truth in everything He created.
Psalm 19:1 says: “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth His handiwork.”
If you’d like to know more about the true meanings of the stars and constellations, I highly recommend THE WITNESS OF THE STARS by E.W. Bullinger. It’s the best I know of.
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