Age of Aquarius.. the water bearer;
aligns quite well
with the second coming, the unveiling,
"Hang on tight, because this is where it gets heady. In the study of the earth itself, astrologers observe the ecliptic — or the earth’s orbit around the sun — along with the celestial equator, an imagined extension of the earth’s equator into space. The intersection points of the ecliptic and celestial equator are equinoxes. Because of the earth’s imperfect orbit, equinoxes change position, gradually, moving into a different sign over approximately 2,000–2,160 years.
These 2,160 year intervals, in each sign, are known as Great Months, or Ages, each with their own epochal stories of human change and development. But here’s the gag:
The equinox points precede backwards,
it's a mirror!
meaning that we’re currently ending the
Age of Pisces and fast moving into the Age of Aquarius.
Because of the slow advancement through the ages, they don’t end and begin precisely, but slowly shift and change form.
The Age of Pisces is speculated to have begun around the
time of Christ,
culminating around 2100–2160 CE. Yet some believe that the
Age of Aquarius is
In his Complete Astrology, Alan Oken writes that the current transition between ages is “much like the period between childhood and puberty: the process is gradual. Today, we find that we live in the legacy of Pisces and the promise of Aquarius.” What are the natures of the Piscean and Aquarian Ages, and how do we know when we’ve crossed from one to another?
Broadly speaking, each double-millenium epoch sums up the themes of its designated sign. Astrolada notes how the Age of Gemini (about 6,000–4,000 BCE) awakened an explosion of emerging written languages and recorded glyphs, along with the development of new trades, crafts and skills. In Complete Astrology, Oken centers the Age of Taurus (4,220 BC-2,160 BCE) around the tilling of the fields and development of agricultural super-societies like Ancient Egypt, Greece, and India. Out of Egypt, the Israelites grabbed the ram’s horn and initiated the Age of Aries (2000–1 BCE), a time of bloody conquest defined by Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and the brutal rise of monotheism.
And so we arrive at the common era, Anno Domini, wrought by the
two fish of Pisces:
Jesus Christ and Judas Iscariot.
Of course, for all the empathy Pisces commands, it’s still the sign of suffering, imprisonment, and delusion. This new civilization would indeed be more united than ever before, and therefore more vulnerable to unprecedented, globalized monstrosity: the mass oppression; annihilating diseases like the plague; and the large-scale genocides of the last 200 years.
And yet, the world is bigger and more connected than ever, every smartphone a key to an immortal, incalculable catalog of art, culture, history, thought, and expression. This hyper-exposure to everything, everywhere, all at once has likely rendered us as addicts to a drip of novocaine for the soul, but suffice it to say, we’re a part of something bigger now.
So when is the Age of Aquarius coming? Astrologers argue about when the Age of Pisces ends: the calculated launch of the Age of Aquarius should be in the 22nd century, around 2160. And yet, 2021’s seven-planet stellium in Aquarius led other theorists to
believe that we’ve arrived.
Certainly, anyone born during that awakening will be children of tomorrow.
Regardless of when exactly the story changes, it’s clear that we’ve been in the transition phase between Pisces and Aries for quite a long time. Many cite the discovery of Aquarius’ ruling planet, Uranus, in 1781, as the launch point into this integration of technological splendor with communal possibility.
Astrologer Ruby McCollister writes that the years since Uranus’ arrival has brought forth a “flourishing of science, technology, philosophy, literature, music, social opportunities in virtually every aspect of human life, which exploded Western civilization toward liberation, freedom, and choice.”
Aquarius governs mass communication; Oken writes that “the only methods available for the dissemination of information prior to the discovery of Uranus were by foot (human or animal), ship, mouth, or pen.” The past few centuries have delivered a quantum leap towards cyber-utopianism, with the past few decades, specifically, blasting us towards the event horizon. Youth culture, a hallmark of Aquarius, has never been more powerful: Look to contemporary rave culture as a perfect blending of ecstatic tribalism with technological (and pharmacological) innovation.
Piscean consciousness is the endgame of the zodiac, a merged, mass union of souls through time and space.
In the midst of an opioid crisis, a corporate contest for streaming eyeballs, and the unending perpetuation of religious bloodshed, it’s clear we can’t handle the current…and it’s not even at half-stream yet. Oken writes that the elements required to “raise the general level of consciousness of the earth and its inhabitants…are not readily available to present-day humanity. The proper physical, mental and spiritual vehicles have to be developed through the long evolutionary process.” Only Aquarius can build these vessels, spaceships and time machines to deliver us."
Pretty Profound Stuff, eh?...
Actually, they have, the vehicle is Jesus of Nazareth, because though from a human perspective it seems like mythology, it's actually the truest form of TRUTH in existence, it's just that our eyes need to align, if they haven't- yet.
Even though Christian's are warned against Astrology, under the surface, there is truth revealed in Astronomy- God's original and everlasting GPS, indicators that all point to him and his revelation.
For whosoever shall give you a cup of water
to drink in my name,
because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you,
he shall not lose his reward.
The age of perfect peace is the Christ himself.
A new humanity united in the one
God of Israel
The Word of God.
The Spirit of God.
Son of God.
God in the Flesh.
Prince of Peace.
The Alpha and Omega.
The Great I AM
The Spirit of TRUTH.
The one who was, who is, and who will be.
The intelligent design behind human existence.
Bread of Life.
The way, the TRUTH, and the Life.
Water flows out
Rock, spring, source, water flowing, what is unseen … evoke a favourite passage in John’s gospel — the mysterious verses of Jn 7:37-39. Traditional interpretation, such as the Jerusalem Bible, translates Jn 7:38 as if the believer is the source of living water. Another possible translation, called the christological interpretation, sees the living water as flowing from within Jesus.
If we interpret the water symbol within the twofold pattern of symbols in John’s gospel, the first level of meaning concerns Jesus and the second level concerns disciples. For example: “I am the light of the world” (Jn 8:12), applies to Jesus and then follows something about disciples: “Whoever follows me … will have the light of life.”
Festival of tabernacles
Rich symbolism surrounds the Festival of Tabernacles (in Hebrew,sukkoth; in English, shelters, booths, tabernacles or huts). During the Festival time people slept and ate in small, flimsy huts in memory of the forty years the Israelites lived in tents in the wilderness. There is also a special relationship to the Temple in Jerusalem at this time because the dedication of the first Temple built by Solomon took place at Tabernacles (1 Kings 8:2). The natural world and the agricultural rhythm of life were integral as this Festival was celebrated in the northern autumn (September-October) with celebrations which accompanied the grape and olive harvests.
Prayers were offered for winter rains (water), so necessary for fertile crops the following year, and for the renewal of sunlight (light).
If early rain fell during this time, it was regarded as an assurance that God would send abundant rain. This hope was acted out in a solemn ceremony. On the seven mornings of the Festival, a procession set out for nearby temple hill and the fountain of Gihon, the source of the Pool of Siloam. A priest filled a golden pitcher with water while a choir repeated: “With joy you shall draw water from the wells of salvation.” (Is 12:3) The procession returned to the temple through the Water Gate accompanied by crowds carrying Festival symbols: in their right hand twigs tied with a palm (representing branches used to build the huts) and in their left hand symbols of the harvest. Once in the Temple, the priest poured the water into a special funnel from where it flowed into the ground.
Jesus was in Galilee near the time of the Festival of Tabernacles (Jn 7:2). In the middle of the celebrations he went up to the temple and taught (Jn 7:14); he cried out as he taught there (Jn 7:28) and he cried again proclaiming: “If anyone thirsts …” (Jn 7:37). Jesus said to them: “I am the light of the world.”(Jn 8:12). He was teaching in the treasury of the temple (Jn 8:20) and went out of the temple (Jn 8:59).
So the Temple and Tabernacles,
with its symbolism of water and light,
are the background for Jn 7:1-8:59.
On the last day of the Festival, Jesus cried out: “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me.” The imagery of thirst as longing for God is well known (Psalms 42:1-2 and 63:1). In Jn 7:38 translations use “heart” or “side” or “breast” for koila but it means literally “out of his belly”. For Hebrews, the belly was the seat of deep human emotions.
Depicting Jesus as the giver of living water (Jn 4:13-14) and as the rock (Jn 19:34) recalls a whole series of Old Testament images. From the rock God gives water to the people in the desert (Ex 17:6; Psalm 105:41). Water comes out of the Temple (Ezekiel 47:1-12) and heals the holy land. Living water comes out of Jerusalem, the holy city, and heals the whole earth (Zechariah 14:6-11). Against this background, Jesus “cried out” claiming to be the life-nurturing living water for which the pilgrims prayed. He stood and cried out (Jn 7:37) as Wisdom in Proverbs stands and sings out her invitation (Proverbs 1:20 and Proverbs 8:2-3).
Spirit pouring as living water
The gift of the Holy Spirit poured out is identified with “rivers of living water” to be received by believers in Jesus. At this stage in the gospel, however, they were not yet ready because Jesus had not been glorified (Jn 7:39). The Baptist reported that Jesus had received the Spirit already (Jn 1:32-33). Jesus had assured the woman of Samaria that the hour for “worship in spirit and truth” was already at hand (Jn 4:23-24). In the farewell discourses, Jesus promises the Spirit (Jn 15:26-27, 16:12-15) which is given when “he bowed his head and handed over the Spirit” (Jn 19:30) to the women and the beloved disciple near the cross. When water flowed from the pierced side of Jesus on the cross it evoked the “rivers of living water” flowing from the rock. Jesus was giving birth to the new people of God, the Church. Re-creation continues when later Jesus “breathed on them” saying: “Receive the Holy Spirit”
(For Jn 20:22 see Tui Motu April 2015).
The imagery of springs of living water flowing from the rock leads deeply into the mystery of Jesus who gives the Spirit. Living water is necessary to sustain all forms of life in Papatūānuku, Earth. Every river has its mauri or life force. Māori people identify with their local river. Rivers link with the ancestors.
How does the gift of the Spirit, imaged as the pouring out of “rivers of living water”, inspire Christians to live in ways which value the vital gift of water? And how might Christians understand water as a symbol of their longing for God and as free gift — endangered and yet necessary to sustain all life?
How do God's people do this?
The church has been doing it's part for 2,000 years,
and the spiritual awakening is...
in the hands of Israel.
The New Testament is the TRUE
Israel was given its name because it contends with
God, and overcomes.
Understanding it is the only way to cure antisemitism,
it is from God.
The New Testament is coming from the Jewish god and is not the source of antisemitism. If you truly want to cure antisemitism, you'll have to be open to exhausting all resources and understanding all historical sources, which is what the New Testament is, it is historical fact. Human beings can not contend with God, they can only join him. You have prevailed, through all generations. Only israel can do it. You've carried the weight to the end. It's just not the way you thought. The New Testament is the way that Israel will finally be the father of many nations- and they deserve it. But they need to know how.
Israel is a name used 2,431 times in the Bible. The primary thread throughout the Bible is the redemption of humanity, and Israel is at the center of that story. Israel is the Hebrew name Yisra'el, meaning God contends, or one who struggles with God. Those identified with that name are God’s people, chosen for a purpose. And that is what Israel ultimately means: God’s people. Israel is a name used 2,431 times in the Bible. It is included in 34 out of the 39 books in the Old Testament. And in 13 of the 27 New Testament books as well. Clearly it is an important name. But who, or what, is Israel? How come it is the most significant name in the Bible apart from God?
The primary thread throughout the Bible is the redemption of humanity. The first three chapters recount the creation and fall of humanity. The remainder of the Scripture primarily deals with the story of our restoration. And Israel is at the center of that story. Israel's ultimate job is to discover the purpose, their calling, which is to restore a broken humanity by coming back into a covenant with him that needs restored. The New Testament is Israel's new covenant.
Meaning of Israel
Israel is the Hebrew name Yisra'el, meaning God contends, or one who struggles with God.
God gives this name to Abraham’s grandson Jacob after he spends a night wrestling with God (Genesis 32:28). Later, Israel is the name given to Jacob’s offspring and to the nation that they eventually form.
Significance of Israel: The People of God
But Israel is not just an extended family that became a nation. That would not make them special in any way. Many other nations have specific ethnic identity. And many of them could recount similar stories of prosperity and oppression.
What made Israel unique is that God was using them to further his plan of redemption for the human race. This plan started with an individual, with Abraham. God did not call Abraham because he was stronger, or smarter, or richer than other people in his world. What set Abraham apart from other people was that he responded to God; he believed him and was faithful to obey.
God furthered his plan of redemption by calling a people, the descendants of Abraham’s grandson, Jacob. When God called Israel, it was not because they were a strong people, or a wealthy people, or even a people that worshipped him. Israel was not even a nation. They were slaves in Egypt.
But God had a plan for Israel. He delivered them from Egyptian slavery. He made a covenant with them at Mt Sinai. A covenant in which he promised to be their God if they would only obey him. God brought them into a land that was already populated and enabled them to claim it as their own. God instructed them in how to worship, how to live in community, how to be a holy people.
And God did this, not because they were in any way worthy of it. They were far from worthy, as they proved time and time again. But because he had a plan.
God’s Purpose for Israel
So God had a plan for Israel. But what was that plan? What was his purpose in taking this slave people and making a nation out of them? And continuing to put up with their rebellious nature for hundreds of years?
I believe that if you go back to God’s encounter with Israel at Mt Sinai you will find an answer to that question. In Exodus 19:5-6 is found God’s invitation to Israel to join him: “Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’”
God will fulfill his promises, all of them.
What you have endured, will still be true. But that is only coming to fruition with obeying God, and that comes with the true God of Israel. You are still chosen, you are still gods people, but he's using you as his final redemption.
The living god was with Israel (roots), Israel disobeyed and was cut off from relationship with him. God allowed other nations into relationship and covenant with him (new covenant), and eventually that new covenant message of restoration and redemption will return to Israel, which is now.
It starts with Israel, goes out to the other nations, and returns to Israel. So whatever promises were made to you will come true when Israel returns back into the tree of life. Back to relationship with god. What Israel did is nurtured the roots so that everyone else could be included in the family of God.
God is counting on Israel to figure this out.
And he's continuingly casting you out until you discover it.
Hatred and Violence can contribute to antisemitism,
but Jesus, and truth is not antisemitism.
he's saying, you can never do this on your own, you need me.
God’s purpose, if Israel agreed, was to make Israel into a kingdom of priests – a holy nation. As a kingdom of priests they would have the task of representing the nations to God. And God to the nations. They were a people that God intended to use to further his work in the redemption of humanity.
In general Israel failed as God’s representative to the world. They even failed in keeping God’s covenant. As a result God destroyed them as a nation, sending them into exile, before bringing some of them back to the land and seemingly starting over. Israel was a demonstration that no matter what God does for people, we will rebel against him.
What Israel Provided Us
While it might be tempting to see Israel as a failure, I do not believe that was the case. God knew their disobedience to the covenant and his purpose for them upfront. And through it all he worked to produce at least two important things out of Israel.
1. Jesus Christ,
the Jewish messiah, Yeshua, the great
I AM, Alpha omega, first and last, the creator of this existence.
Most important was Jesus, who while fully divine, was also fully human. He was Jewish, and living under the covenant law of Israel. And he not only lived under it. He fulfilled it. After Jesus’ fulfilment of the law, believers could look back and see that the law pointed to Jesus all along.
All of Israel’s history was moving toward the coming of Jesus. The law and the prophets spoke of him (Acts 28:23), and he came to fulfill them (Luke 24:44). Jesus was the fulfilment of Israel’s purpose. Even though Israel as a nation would seem to have failed, God used them to bring Jesus into the world.
2. The Old Testament
Israel also produced what Christians today call the Old Testament. This record of Israel’s history, and God’s dealing with them is important for our understanding of God and redemption history.
It is a history with a few bright spots, but mostly it is a story of human failure. And, contrasted with the failure of humanity, we see God clearly portrayed as purposeful, patient, and just. Our understanding of who God is would be poorer if not for the messy history of Israel.
God’s Purpose for Israel Today
So if Jesus fulfilled Israel’s purpose, does God still have a further purpose for them? Clearly Israel still exists as a nation, and it would seem that God has been preserving some remnant of them over the past 2,000 years. The vast majority of the times the New Testament uses the name Israel is in regard to the physical descendants of Jacob.
But I believe there is more to Israel than that today. Looking at Ephesians 2:11-22 it is clear that Paul sees something more than just the status quo for Israel. Paul refers here to a new humanity that Christ has created via his death on the cross. Created out of both Jew and Gentile. Not containing both Jews and Gentiles. But one where that distinction does not exist.
Most commonly we call that new humanity the Church. But in Galatians 6:16 Paul seems to call them “the Israel of God.” I am convinced that the Church has not replaced Israel. I am also convinced that God does not have two distinct covenant people. Instead, Israel now includes people from all backgrounds. All united together in Christ; Israel fulfilled.
What Is the Meaning of Israel?
So what does Israel mean in the Bible? It really depends on the context.
It could refer to an individual; Abraham’s grandson.
It could mean the descendants of Israel; the children of Israel.
Frequently it refers to the nation of Israel; either the united kingdom or the northern kingdom.
Probably the most common usage is to refer to God’s people; those that he established a covenant with at Sinai and their descendants.
And, finally, we see it pointing toward the new humanity created in Christ; citizens of the kingdom of God.
But always the name points back to God and his purposes. Those identified with that name are God’s people, chosen for a purpose. And that is what Israel ultimately means:
Called to discover their purpose.
The answers are in the New Testament, that will fulfil your promises.
It's the only way.
Yeshua is the promised messiah spoken about all through the Hebrew bible, I KNOW him well. He is the way, the TRUTH, and the life.
No one comes to the father, except through him.
He's been waiting a LONG time, many many generations!
YOU did it!!!!!!
Have faith Israel, finally!!!
Then [the man] said,
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 8034: A name
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no
Strong's 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction
you have struggled
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 8280: To persist, exert oneself, persevere
Strong's 5973: With, equally with
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person
and you have prevailed.”
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3201: To be able, have power