PLEASE NOTE: To Read a Fascinating UPDATE on this Information About Orion, Please Also Read My Newer Post Entitled: "BRIGHT PROPHECIES OF CHRIST HIDDEN IN ORION, GEMINI AND TAURUS" By Clicking the Title link! ~ Helena LehmanSince the constellation Orion is most prominent in the night time sky in the winter months in northern latitudes, I thought it would be fun to feature a short article about it and its most prominent stars, one of which is the red giant star called Betelgeuse. As shown in the photo graphic, Betelgeuse marks the right shoulder of the male figure envisioned by the Messianic constellation Orion, which represents Yahshua our Messiah as the Prince of princes who conquered death and the devil for us. His supremacy over evil is seen in the star marking his left foot named Rigel, which is crushing the head of the serpent beneath his feet.
Meanwhile, the left shoulder of Orion is dominated by a bright star called “Bellatrix”, which in Latin is the feminine form or verb of the noun “Bellator”, meaning “Warrior“. In Semitic languages, this star can also be interpreted to mean “quickly coming”. So, taking both meanings into consideration, Orion is “The Warrior Who is Coming Quickly”, just as it says of Yahshua in Scripture:
“Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.” - Revelation 3:11
“Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.” - Revelation 22:7
“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.” - Revelation 22:12
“He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus (Adonai Yahshua)!” - Revelation 22:20Knowing how much God loves each of us sinners, it is perfectly fitting that Christ’s role as a warrior that will come to judge everyone by their works, and to slay the wicked one day soon is associated with the left shoulder denoting sorrow. This shows that Yahshua will take no joy in killing the wicked, but will do it in sorrow as an expression of God’s righteous anger and perfect judgment. So, though Yahshua extends God’s mercy to those who love God and His Son, the wicked who reject Christ will perish forever in Hell, and Yahshua will be their judge and executioner. This is why it is important for all believers to accept Yahshua as their Messiah, humble themselves before God, and ask for His forgiveness while striving to live righteously.
As a left handed person who has had her share of weakness and sorrow, I sometimes wonder if left-handed people are born with a propensity to attract the negative things in life. If so, this can be either a blessing or a curse depending on the way you view your place in the cosmos and the purpose of your life. I have vacillated between both views, but as my spiritual maturity grows, so does my ability to see sorrow and misfortune as a blessing in disguise. Remember that without sorrow, we would never understand what a gift joy truly is, and without misfortune, we would never know how blessed we are when better times arrive!
Another interesting feature of the Orion Constellation is the Horsehead Nebula. It is just south of Al Nitak, the brightest star in Orion’s Belt. Al Nitak means “The Wounded One,” or “The Slain One” in Arabic. Al Nitak is also connected to the Great Pyramid at Giza, which is a symbol for Yahshua as our atonement sacrifice, as well as a symbol of those redeemed by His shed blood - the Bride of Christ, and those who dwell in the New Jerusalem.
Due to these associations, the Horsehead Nebula could be envisioned as being connected to the constellation Pegasus near Pisces as the white horse that Yahshua will ride when He returns with His holy angels and His saints at the Battle of Armageddon. Also, the fact that the Horsehead Nebula is a small part of a larger nebula that is primarily reddish in color suggests the coming judgment of the wicked, where the blood of those slain will form a lake-sized pool (1600 furlongs = 200 miles!) that will reach up to the height of a horse’s bridle, as it says in Revelation 14:20:
“And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses’ bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs.”