Saturday, December 14, 2013

THE MEANING OF THE ORION CONSTELLATION,
Featuring Betelgeuse and Rigel, Star Symbols for Christ


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 Lehman
Since 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. 

Betelgeuse is a massive star that is red in color supposedly because it may be nearing the end of its life span. However, allegorically, its red color suggests that it symbolizes a blood sacrifice, and that is what our Messiah Yahshua was for us! The right shoulder of a man signifies his strengths or triumphs, while his left shoulder allegorically is tied to his weaknesses or sorrows. This is also true of the right and left hands. In Orion, the right shoulder and hand signify “The Coming Branch”. This is an allusion to Yahshua our Messiah as the Righteous Branch out of Seth and Jesse. As such, the star Betelgeuse is tied to the star called Spica or “The Branch” in the sign of Virgo the Virgin - a symbol for Yahshua’s Jewish mother Miriam, as well as His grafted-in Gentile Bride.

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 22:20
Knowing 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 horses 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.
To share more truth about this beautiful constellation, here is an excerpt from my book “The Language of God in the Universe”, which is available as a paperback, PDF E-Book, or Kindle book at my POEM Web Site and at Amazon.com. This entire 400-page book teaches about the meaning of the Gospel in the Stars, and this small portion talks about the lovely meaning of Orion and its principle stars:

From page 93: “There is a star in Orion’s right shoulder named Betelgeuse, and it is one of the most massive stars in our galaxy. It is considered to be 700 times larger than our own Sun! Its name, “Betelgeuse,” means “The Branch Coming.” Many proponents of the Gospel in the Stars believe that the star named Betelgeuse represents the Righteous Branch that would come through the line of Seth: Yahshua. It is therefore fitting that Betelgeuse appears in Orion - the constellation that represents our Savior as our resurrected Redeemer.

The name “Orion” means “He who comes forth as light.” This appellation can apply to Christ in His role as Messiah. A star in Orion’s foot also marks this constellation as a representation of the Messiah to Come, the Desired of All Nations (Haggai 2:7). This star is “Rigel,” meaning “The Foot That Crushes.” In the heavens, the constellation of Orion is seen as a warrior with one foot over the head of the serpent represented by the constellation erroneously called Lepus, the Hare. As the “Seed of the Woman” designated by Virgo, Yahshua finally and fatally crushed the head of the Serpent called Satan when He died for our sins, and then rose from the dead. When He comes as a conquering King, Yahshua will crush the Serpent that is Satan forever!

The idea that Orion represents Yahshua as a conquering King dressed in the trappings of a mummy is further exemplified by Orion’s place in the Mazzaroth as the first decan of Taurus. This is because the Zodiac sign of Taurus the Bull represents a raging bull charging forward to crush the wicked during the outpouring of God’s Wrath in the Tribulation. As a decan of Taurus, Orion is a fitting representation of Yahshua as the conquering King of kings and Lord of lords spoken of in Revelation (Revelation 17:14 and 19:16). The one or two Raptures that make up Part Two of the First Resurrection will partly precede this time of trouble. Part Three of the First Resurrection - the raising up of the martyrs for the faith - will occur at the end of the Tribulation - just after Yahshua returns in Glory. See “The Language of God in Prophecy” for a closer look at the Two-Rapture theory and the idea that the First Resurrection has three defined stages.” 

From Pages 327 and 328: “Myths surrounding the constellation of Orion abound everywhere, perhaps because it appears in the sky above the Earth’s equator, and is therefore visible from every inhabited place in the world. Like Taurus, when Orion rises, Scorpio always sets. As a result, these two constellations are never in the sky at the same time! This is symbolic of the fact that light cannot exist with darkness, and holiness cannot abide the presence of evil.

The Orion constellation was once falsely associated with Nimrod, the king of the first apostate world empire after the Great Flood. This may be when Orion’s image was changed from that of a conquering warrior king into the mighty hunter that alluded to “Nimrod, a mighty hunter before Yahweh” (Gen. 10:9). As one who falsely saw himself as Orion, Nimrod was just one of a long line of Antichrists who have vied for the power and glory promised to the true Messiah depicted in Orion.

As mentioned under the preceding description of Taurus, Orion is clearly connected to the patriarch Joseph as “the prince among his brothers” (Gen. 49:26). In Book Two, the details of Joseph’s life and character are shown to prefigure Christ’s own in many ways. In addition, as told to me by Gary Hazle via a revelation given to him by God, the hourglass shape of Orion may depict the cup, or chalice that Christ drank from at the Last Supper, which was a Passover meal. In addition, the star forming the horns of Taurus, if extended down to the V-shaped star cluster called the Hyades in Taurus’ face, may depict the V-shaped tear that forms when a loaf of unleavened bread is torn apart at Passover! Since Taurus is the sign that shows God’s blessings on the Gentiles and the Tribe of Joseph, it is fitting that it should clearly show how the Gentiles, and the Tribe of Joseph are to be blessed by God! Orion shows that the strength of the blessings to be poured out on the Gentile nations is dependant on their faithfulness to the New Covenant sealed with Christ’s own precious body and blood. Orion is therefore a triumphant, powerful sign showing the power of God to save the Gentiles and the whole world, and to offer them salvation from sin, death, and the schemes of the Devil. 

Gary Hazle’s revelation concerning Orion also suggests that Orion, as a representation of the patriarch Joseph, could depict the cup that Joseph drank from and divined God’s Will with (Genesis 44:5,15). Though some people suggest that Joseph sinned when he used this cup by foretelling the future, the cup may have been used like the water, or wine-filled glasses or bowls used by the Magi to gaze at the stars, and discern the heavenly signs showing God’s unchanging Will. However,  though Orion depicts Joseph, it ultimately pictures Yahshua as both our Risen Savior and conquering King coming in power at the end of the Great Tribulation. As such, Orion compliments the meaning of Taurus, which is Grace to the Gentiles, and protection from the pouring out of God’s Wrath by His ministering angels during the Great Tribulation. This connection will become even clearer when we study the second decan of Taurus - Eridanus, the River flowing out from under Orion’s feet.”  ~ End of Excerpts

If you would like to read more about Orion and the other wonderful constellations in our night-time skies, my book “The Language of God in the Universe” is available to purchases at my POEM Web site and at Amazon.com, where it is also available as a Kindle book. Here are the links to learn more about it or to purchase it in various formats:

At my POEM Web Site, here is the link to the book’s main page featuring a synopsis, reviews, excerpts and ordering options. I sell the book as a paperback, PDF E-Book, and PDF book on CD:

At Amazon.com, where my books are not as highly discounted, here is a link to my Author’s page, where there are links to order all four of my books as paperbacks and Kindle books:

Thank you for your interest in my work! :-)

God bless you, and Maranatha!
Helena Lehman of the 
Pillar of Enoch Ministry (POEM)


To Read Still More About ORION's Prophetic Meaning, 
check out an earlier post I wrote about it on my POEM Blog in 2012:

The Messianic Secret Hidden 
Within The Orion Constellation



5 comments:

  1. This has nothing to do with the stars, but your comments about being left handed attracting negativity is fascinating. Of course, this can't be true because several prominent people -- including our current president -- are left-handed. I'm also left-handed and I've certainly had more than my fair share of sorrow. Blessing in disguise indeed. I can hardly wait until heaven to learn what it is that this sorrow kept me from!

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  2. Sorry it took me so long to reply! :-)

    I think everyone experiences sorrow in life, but some of us definitely get more than our fair share! I believe I'm one of those people, but it is a blessing in disguise because it's made me compassionate, kind, self-sacrificing, and uniquely qualified to serve as a minister to others who have had to live through hard times, or suffer from the consequences of their own foolish actions and the foolish actions of others.

    I also think that our current left-handed President has attracted plenty of negativity that - in his case - is well-deserved. After all, he's no friend of the US Constitution or the Democratic way, and that is why he is one of the most hated Presidents that America has ever had. In fact, I have my suspicions that the only way he could have "won" the 2012 election was fraudulently.

    But being left-handed isn't all bad. Left handed people tend to be much more wildly creative and spiritually aware than right handed people, and I'm a case in point - being gifted as a writer and artist. I imagine you also have your own share of gifts, Karla, although I believe our President's main "gift" - if you want to call it that - is being the biggest liar in the history of the US Presidency!

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  3. Betelgeuse is not "considered to be" 700 times larger than The Sun, it IS 700 times larger than The Sun.

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    1. I was not implying that Betelgeuse was not that massive. But this measurement is an estimate based on the consensus of scientists using sophisticated equipment, and as the equipment gets more refined and accurate, our measurements of the mass of objects in space will likely change over time.

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