Gemini: The Two Fold Ministry of the Prince

Chapter Two: The Lord's Redemption and Reign in Grace

The establishment of the Lord’s throne on the earth during the messianic Kingdom is described in Psalm 2:6-8. I have installed My King on Zion, My holy hill. I will proclaim the decree of the LORD, He said to Me: You are My Son; today I have become Your Father. Ask of Me, and I will make the nations Your inheritance, the ends of the earth Your possession, and although the Messiah will rule from Jerusalem, His reign will be worldwide. The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and His name the only name (Zechariah 14:9).

The Shechinah glory will return to the rebuilt millennial Temple, where Christ will physically sit and rule from Jerusalem. Speaking of His future Messianic reign from the Most Holy Place, Jesus says: This is the place of My throne and the place for the soles of My feet. This is where I will live among the Israelites forever (Ezekiel 43:1-7). The exodus will no longer be the high point of Jewish history. ADONAI says: The days are coming when I will rise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is right in the land. In His days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which He will be called: ADONAI Our Righteousness (Jeremiah 23:5-6). His work of grace will be necessary to fulfill these prophecies.

All the pictures of this sign are confused. The Greeks claimed to have invented them and they called them Apollo and Hercules. The Latins called them Castor and Pollux. They were held in high esteem by both the Greeks and Romans, and the common practice of taking oaths and swearing by their names has survived down to our day in swearing, “By Gemini.”The Hebrew name is Thaumin, which means united. The root word is used in Exodus 26:24. The Arabic Al Tauman also means united. Because their original names have been lost, we will call them the Princes. The reason for this will be seen later in this study.

There are 85 stars in the sign; two of the second magnitude, four of the third and six of the fourth. The name of star beta (in the head of the Prince on the left) called Hercules means, who comes to labor or suffer. Another star, gamma (in his left foot), is called Al Henah, which means hurt, wounded or afflicted; while alpha (in the head of the Prince on the right) is called Apollo, which means ruler, or judge. The twins sit side by side, the Prince on the left has a club in His right hand and His left arm around the waist of the other. The Prince on the right has a harp in His right hand and a bow and arrow in His left, but the club of one Prince and the bow of the other are at rest.

These twins are not in action, but are at rest and in peace after a hard fought victory. This is what we see in this sign. All is at rest. In His days the righteous will flourish; prosperity will abound till the moon is no more (Psalm 72:7). The star epsilon (in the knee of the Prince on the Right) is called Mebsuta, which means treading under feet, but for this blessed time to come in the messianic Kingdom, there must be no enemy. This brings us to the first book in this section.

1. Lepus (The Enemy Defeated): The pictures of these three constellations are modern and convey no relation to the ancient pictures of the stars. Today it is pictured as a rabbit, but to learn their real meaning, we must study the ancient zodiacs. In the Persian zodiac this first constellation was pictured as a serpent. In the Egyptian zodiac it was an unclean bird standing on a serpent, which is under the foot of Orion the Coming Prince. The name of the serpent is Bashti-beki. Bashti means confused and beki means failing.

It is a small constellation of nineteen stars. All are small with three being of the third magnitude and seven of the fourth. The brightest, alpha (in the body), has a Hebrew name, Arnebo, which means the enemy of Him that comes. The Arabic name Arnebeth means the same thing. Other stars not identified are Nibal, the mad and Rakis, bound with a chain. This is an appropriate name because at the beginning of the messianic Kingdom, an angel will come out of heaven having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain; he will seize the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bind him for a thousand years. He will throw him into the Abyss and lock and seal it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be set free for a short time. He is also called Sugia, the deceiver, because when the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth – Gog and Magog – to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore (Revelation 20:7-8).There can be no mistaking who this is, for this enemy is under the foot of the coming Prince Orion, and in Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He has lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding (Ephesians 1:7-8).

2. Sirius the Twin (The Redeemer Prince): As I have said, the pictures of these three constellations are modern and convey no relation to the ancient pictures of the stars. Today this constellation is pictured as a small dog. The Egyptian name in their zodiac means conquering or victorious. It was represented as a human with a hawk’s head and a tail.

This is a small constellation with only 14 stars, one of the first magnitude, one of the second and one of the fourth. Its ancient name and meaning must be obtained from the names of its stars that have come down to us. The brightest star, alpha (in the body), is named Procyon, which means redeemer, and it tells us that this Prince is none other than the One who was wounded. Just as this chapter begins with two twins, one wounded and the other ruling, it ends with two princes, one whom is seen as the Redeemer and the other ruling the messianic Kingdom. This is confirmed by the next star, beta (in the neck), which is named Al Gomeisa (Arabic), bearing a weight for others. It was during the last three hours on the cross, from 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm that Jesus paid for the sins of the world. Darkness covered the whole world (Mark 15:33). Those three hours of darkness mark three hours of spiritual death. All the sins of the world, past, present and future were placed on Him. The Bible teaches that He became sin for us (First Corinthians 5:21). He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree (the cross), so that we might die to sin and live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed (First Peter 2:25). For three hours Christ was spiritually dead and suffered the wrath of God, but in doing so, Messiah satisfied every claim of ADONAI’s holiness and justice against sin so that God the Father is free to act on our behalf. Therefore, Jesus is our redeemer because He purchased our salvation through His blood on the cross by faith. This is the witness of the stars.

The names of the other stars not identified confirm these great truths; Al Shira Al Shemeliya (Arabic) means the prince of the left hand, and Al Gomeyra means who completes or perfects. This Twin completes the other and the other twin perfects this One. Each chapter ends in glory and here we see the coming of the glorious Prince.

3. Sirius the Twin (The Coming Glorious Prince): The third constellation tells of a glorious Prince who will come quickly to rule the messianic Kingdom. The modern sign has no relation to the ancient pictures of the stars and today is pictured as a large dog. Because Gemini is associated with the hottest days of the year we still call them “the dog days of summer.” So its ancient name and meaning must be obtained from the names of its stars that have come down to us. There are 64 all together. Two are of the first magnitude, two of the second, four of the third and four of the fourth. Of these, alpha (in the head) is the brightest in the whole universe! It is called Sirius, or the Prince. For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). In ancient times the Akkadian zodiac called this star Kasista, which means the Leader and the Persian zodiac calls Sirius the chieftain of the East.

The next star, beta (in the left foot), speaks the same truth. It is named Mirzam, and means the prince or ruler. The star delta (in the body) is called Wesen, the bright, the shining. The star epsilon (in the right leg) is called Adhara, the glorious. Other stars, not identified, bear witness to the same fact. The Hebrew name Aschere means who shall come, and while the first twin is named Al Shira Al Shemeliya (Arabic), the Prince of the left hand, this second twin, Al Shira Al Femeniya (Arabic) means the Prince of the right hand.

This can be no other than the Prince of princes (Daniel 8:25), Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth (Revelation 1:5). On His robe and on His thigh He has this name written: KING of kings and LORD of lords (Revelation 19:16), and because of His messianic reign, all conflict is over.

 

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