By Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry (POEM)
Sunday, March 27, 2011
My book “The Language of God in History” (http://www.pillar-of-enoch.com/Language_of_God_in_History/) delves deeply into the Book of 1 Enoch and shows its harmony with the Bible. Through this book, I show that Enoch’s notations about the movements of the Sun, Moon and stars in Earth’s skies are not to be taken literally, but as a description of what observational astronomers actually see when looking at the behavior of these heavenly bodies in space, which is by necessity described geocentrically.
It is evident from many passages in “The Book of Heavenly Luminaries” within the Book of 1 Enoch that the antediluvian patriarch Enoch the Sethite was a master astronomer. The 1st century historian Josephus validates this assumption by telling us that the Sethites were the inventors of the peculiar science of Astronomy before the Great Flood. But it must be noted here that ancient Astronomy was unlike modern Astronomy in that these ancient stargazers looked to the heavens for spiritual as well as scientific wisdom.
This is because they knew the allegorical Language of God that is reflected in everything that Yahweh created, especially the stars. There, the Preincarnate Yahshua had written a testimony of Himself that only the righteous Sethites, and later, the descendants of Shem and Abraham understood. In that Gospel in the Stars, the righteous followers of Yahweh were allowed to foresee the coming of the Messiah to save all who long for and worship Him from sin and death. By God’s love and power and Grace revealed in the stars and planets of the heavens, they also foreknew that the redeemed saints would one day become their divine Messiah’s beloved Bride.
Focusing on Yahshua in relation to God the Father, we can see that the Earth-centered or Geocentric Theory is currently incorrect on a spiritual level. Part of the proof comes from the allegorical understanding of the Solar System. In the Bible, God is revealed as the center of all things and the source of all life and light and spiritual illumination. He therefore has a preeminent position in the Universe as the light-giver, and although He exists outside of it, Yahweh also permeates the Universe, holding all things together by His power. Likewise, Yahshua is a perfect reflection of His Father, shining like the Sun in our Solar System and giving all who love Him everlasting life. In my studies of this allegorical understanding, God revealed to me that the Solar System we envision today as Heliocentric has a validating terrestrial counterpart, which was revealed through the patriarch Joseph, the eleventh son of Jacob in the following dreams:
Genesis 37:6-11 - “So he said to them, ‘Please hear this dream which I have dreamed: There we were, binding sheaves in the field. Then behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and indeed your sheaves stood all around and bowed down to my sheaf.’ And his brothers said to him, ‘Shall you indeed reign over us? Or shall you indeed have dominion over us?’ So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words. Then he dreamed still another dream and told it to his brothers, and said, ‘Look, I have dreamed another dream. And this time, the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars bowed down to me.’ So he told it to his father and his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, ‘What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall your mother and I and your brothers indeed come to bow down to the earth before you?’ And his brothers envied him, but his father kept the matter in mind.”
What do you think Jacob was pondering when he thought about Joseph’s dream? Well, the allegorical knowledge of the heavens was no secret to Jacob since the peculiar science of Astronomy included an allegorical element that has been assigned to Astrology today and is maligned as a pseudo-science, which it is not, though its sad and prevalent application in fortune-telling is a GROSS and ungodly misuse of it! Now, Astronomy was the revelation that God gave to the Sethites prior to the Flood - of which Enoch the Sethite was the greatest master! Later, Noah passed this same Astronomical knowledge down to Shem, the son that God favored and chose to be both a priest of God and a King. It was also Shem or Melchizedek the kingly priest that was an ancestor to the Messiah, and to whom Abraham paid a tithe of all his spoils of war because of his spiritual leadership over Abraham. The Chaldeans, of whom Abraham was one, were the descendants of Shem that kept this sacred science of allegory alive after the Flood, though some of them eventually fell into gross error when they were coerced or cajoled into worshiping the creation instead of the Creator under Nimrod’s despotic world rule.
As proof that the Zodiac has an allegorical connection that relates to humanity, the deathbed blessings and prophecies of both Jacob and Moses given over each son or Tribe of Jacob have undeniable symbolic associations. Furthermore, it has been proven that these 12 tribal symbols are attached to the 12 symbols that the ancient world associated with each Sign of the Zodiac. Each son of Jacob/Israel was therefore revealed to be represented in the heavens by one of the 12 Signs of the Zodiac.
Now, in Joseph’s first dream, which must be understood on a literal as well as allegorical level, Joseph sees himself and his eleven brothers as sheaves of wheat, with Joseph’s sheaf standing upright and moving to a central position while his brothers’ sheaves bow down to him “all around”, meaning they circle Joseph’s sheaf. Therefore, in the next dream, which is a type of the first, Joseph must see his star moving into the central or Heliocentric position, taking the place of the Sun representing Jacob before the other stars and the Moon representing Jacob’s wives (remember, the Moon has two sides, with one that is permanently dark) bow to him “all around”!
Even on a molecular level, God reveals the structure of the rest of the Universe in the atom, which has a central nucleus that its electrons undeniably must move around in a circular pattern. Likewise, Joseph as the second in commend to Pharaoh was the one that Jacob’s other sons bowed down to, and it was no secret in Ancient Egypt that the Pharaoh was considered to be a representation of the Sun god in human form, with Joseph as the Vizier being like the brightest star in Pharaoh’s orbit.
Now, it is well-known among Bible scholars that Joseph is a Prefiguration of Yahshua. As the Messiah and Son of God, Yahshua is second only to His Father, who allegorically sits on the central throne in Heaven with Yahshua sitting at His right hand and the Holy Spirit sitting on God’s left, and with these three co-ruling all things together as one holy and indivisible Godhead. Also, we see through the teachings of the Bible that God the Father intends to give His throne over to Yahshua to rule the Universe from in the coming Millennial kingdom and afterward for eternity. Therefore, it is Yahshua as the perfect reflection of Yahweh in human form that will ultimately be at the center of the Solar System as well as the Universe.
Since this is the case, we must place Yahshua in the preeminent position as the representative of His Father when attempting to see any model of His position. So, it is Yahshua who sits in the central position, with all the other spiritual children of Abraham and Jacob surrounding Him and His Bride (the Raptured saints), who sits next to Him on His throne. But, even though Yahshua is like the Sun as a reflection of His Father’s glory in the flesh, Yahshua is also of the Earth as a descendant of Adam and Noah, who are made from the dust of the Earth. Therefore, in an allegorical way the Earth will one day be seen at the center of all things along with Yahshua, whom Malachi recognized as the Sun of Righteousness to show His allegorical connection in the Universe as the Preeminent One in the central position of power and authority:
Malachi 4:1-3 - “For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, and all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up," says the LORD of hosts (Yahweh Tsavout), "That will leave them neither root nor branch. But to you who fear My name (Shem) the Sun of Righteousness (Shamash Tsadek) shall arise with healing in His wings; and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves. You shall trample the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that I do this," says the LORD of hosts (Yahweh Tsavout).”
Thus, the Bible reveals that Yahshua, as the Shamash Tsadek or Sun of Righteousness, will be like Shem or Melchizedek only greater! In this way, Yahshua by His righteousness will act as the Sun, burning all those in darkness who oppose Him into ashes and consigning the wicked to the Lake of Fire for all eternity. Likewise also, Revelation hints at the Earth’s elevation to the Sun’s position when speaking of the New Jerusalem that will come down out of the New Heaven and be placed on the New Earth. This holy city will shine like the noonday Sun and make a need for the Sun obsolete, at least on the Earth! Here are the Scriptures proving this:
Revelation 21:10-11, 21-23 - “And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal…” “The twelve gates (of the city) were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass. But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.”
So in the end, Yahshua, as the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, will be the true Light of the World that gives all the redeemed saints the light of His Father Yahweh through His perfect Spirit or Ruach. Hallelu-Yah! Even so, come Adonai Yahshua and set up your perfect Kingdom on Earth! Amen!