Aquarius: The Pouring Out of the Water

Chapter Two: Living Water for the Church

With the sacrifice on the cross being made, the blessings bought with a price which covers our sins has been paid, and now they can be poured out upon the Church. The central message of the Bible is atonement, that is, that God has provided a way for us to come back into fellowship with Him.832 A man pouring out water from an urn, which seems to have an inexhaustible supply, pictured this in the heavens from the beginning. The water flows downward into the mouth of a fish that receives it and drinks it up.

The same idea is seen in the ancient Egyptian zodiac, but the man holds two urns and the fish below seems to have come out of the urn. The man is called Hupei Tirion, which means the place of him coming down or poured forth. This agrees with its other names. In Hebrew it is called Deli, the water-urn or bucket (as in Numbers 14:7), and the Arabic Delu is the same .

There are 108 stars in this sign, and their names are significant. The star in the right shoulder is called Sa’ad al Melik, which means the record of the pouring out. The beta star in the left shoulder is called Saad al Melik, who goes and returns, or the pourer out. The bright star delta in the lower part of the right leg is well known today by its Hebrew name Scheat, which means who goes and returns.

Before the destruction of the Temple by the Romans in 70 AD, the Jews celebrated the pouring out of the water on the Feastof Sukkot (see my commentary on The Life of Christ Gp - On the Last and Greatest Day of the Feast). The source of the celebration is found in Isaiah 12:3: With joy you shall draw water from the wells of salvation. For seven days water was taken from the pool of Siloam in golden buckets by a procession of priests back to the Temple. As they ascended the fifteen steps to the Temple Mount, they sang the Psalm of Ascents (Psalms 120 through 134). On the first step they sang Psalm 120, on the second step Psalm 121, and so on until Psalm 134. Then they entered the courtyard and poured out the water on the southwest corner of the bronze Altar because it was where the grooves that drained the blood were located.

On the last and greatest day of the Feast, the procession of priests made the circuit to the altar not once but seven times, as if they were circling Jericho to bring down its walls again. Therefore, the seventh or last day of the Feast was also called “the Great Hosanna” because they sang Psalm 118. When the priests poured out the water, the rejoicing was like the victory celebration of a Super Bowl win on the last play of the game with no time remaining on the clock. In fact, the rejoicing was so great that the rabbis said: He who has not seen the rejoicing of the pouring out of the water has not seen rejoicing in all of his life.833

This was the climax of the entire week and after a long time of intense celebration and before the offering of the massive festive sacrifices, there was a short pause. The large number of people must have collapsed in exhaustion. And after the explosive chanting of the Hallel there was dead silence. At that moment Jesus stood up so that He could be clearly seen and said in a voice loud enough to be heard throughout the Temple: Let anyone who is thirsty come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them (John 7:37-38). In Judaism the pouring out of the water was a symbol of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the last days. The rabbis taught that in the last day before the Messiah comes, there will be an outpouring of the Ruach upon Isra'el. Jesus interpreted and fulfilled this teaching. By this He meant the Spirit whom those who believed in Him were later to receive (John 7:39). Thus, those who believe in the Meshiach, will receive this living water or the Ruach HaKodesh who sustains them.

But there is a second important aspect to Aquarius, one who goes and returns. Later Jesus would say: I am going away and I am coming back to you. But while I am gone I will not leave you as orphans, but the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name will teach you everything I have said to you (John 14:18, 26 and 28). So God in His grace has sent us streams of living water, and baptizes us with the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:16, John 1:33; Acts 1:5, 11:16; First Corinthians 12:13), into the body of Christ (Galatians 3:27; First Corinthians 12:13) at the moment of faith in Him. This work of grace in the Church is necessary to sustain the prophecy of the Seed of the woman in Virgo.

1. Piscis Australis (The Southern Fish): This first constellation is of ancient times and its brilliant star of the first magnitude was a subject of great study by the Egyptians and Ethiopians. It is inseparable from Aquarius, as we have seen. It is named in Arabic Fom al Haut, the mouth of the fish. In the Egyptian zodiac it is called Aar, a stream and pictures streams of living water or the Spirit.

2. Pegasus (The Winged Horse): The blessings that have been purchased with a price will be brought by Him who has bought them. In the Egyptian zodiac there are two characters immediately below the horse, Pe and ka. Peka or Pega, is in Hebrew the chief, and Sus is horse. So the name of this constellation, Pegasus, has come down to us and has been preserved through all the languages. The names of the stars in this constellation describe its meaning to us. There are 89 altogether, one of the first magnitude, two of the second and three of the third.

The brightest star alpha (on the neck of the horse at the junction of the wing), comes down to us with the ancient Hebrew name of Markab, which means returning from afar. The star beta (in the rear shoulder) is called Scheat, or who goes and returns. The star gamma (at the tip of the wing) bears an Arabic name – Al Genib, who carries. The star epsilon (in the nostril) is called Enif (Arabic), the water. And the star eta (in the near leg) is called Matar (Arabic), who causes to overflow.

This is no ordinary horse! Therefore, it must be used figuratively, and it can only be a figure of Him who goes and returns from heaven. He who bought the Church with His blood is coming quickly so that we may overflow with the blessings of the Holy Spirit in the millennial Kingdom.

3. Cygnus (The Swan): This constellation repeats, emphasizes and affirms this wonderful truth. It has to do with Yeshua’s speedy return, to which all the names of the stars point. In the Egyptian zodiac it is named Tes-ark, which means this from afar. It is a most brilliant constellation of 81 stars. It contains five variable stars, five double stars and one quadruple. It has one star of the first and second magnitude, and six of the third. The star named 61 Cygni is known as one of the most wonderful in the whole heavens.

Each chapter ends in glory and here, this mighty bird is not falling dead, like Aquila the eagle, but it is flying swiftly to the earth. The swan is not so much a bird of the air, but a bird of both the air and the water. Its brightest star alpha (between the body and the tail) is called Deneb (like another in Capricorn), and means the judge. It is also called Adige, flying swiftly, and so is linked with Christ who comes to judge the earth in righteousness. Thestar beta in the beak is named Al Bireo (Arabic), flying quickly. The star gamma in the body is called Sadr (Hebrew), who returns in a circle.The two stars in the tail, marked as pi 1 and pi 2, are named Azel, who goes and returns quickly and Fafage, gloriously shining forth.

The teaching, then, of the entire sign of Aquarius is clear and complete. The names of the stars explain the constellations and the constellations explain the sign, so that we are left in no doubt. By His sacrifice on the cross as described in the sign of Capricorn, He has paid for unspeakable blessings for His Church. Aquarius describes the coming of the Holy Spirit and His speedy return to fill the earth with His grace to overflowing as surely as the waters cover the sea (Isaiah 11:9).


< previous page
next page >

Genesis | Exodus | Isaiah | Ruth | Esther | Jeremiah
Life of David | Jonah | Jude | Life of Christ | Hebrews | Revelation
News & Updates | Links & Resources | Testimonials | About Us | Statement of Faith
Home | Español | Our FAQ