the Age Now
Why, in the Christmas story, ... is the mention of the Magi being
led by a "star" to Bethlehem, to find the "new born" Christ ?
(St. Matthew ch.2)
Why did Jesus say that at "the
end" of the age, there would be signs in the heavens ?
At the time when Jesus was born, there
was a shift from one Age to another. A new Age called Pisces was ushered in, and heralded by the heavenly hosts
... announcing the "birth of the Christ", the Saviour.
"Peace on earth, good will toward men"
the Savior, said,
"He that hears my Word, and believes on Him that sent me,
has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation;
is passed from death unto life."
- St. John 5:24
Pisces (the age now passing),
is a water sign. (the symbol is the fish)
In the establishment of the Christian dispensation, John the Baptist,
and Jesus, both practiced the rite of water baptism, which has been used in some form in the Christian Church
... until this day. Water is a symbol of purification, and
preparation, for service to the Spirit of God.
the last 2000 years (the Piscean Age), it has certainly been one of water, and the many uses
of that element. Ocean navigation has brought about the discovery of foreign lands, and worldwide
trade developed. Wars have been fought on the oceans, and water has been the main element of development.
Things changed ! Through much struggle, even religious
views changed. The new prophets weren't like the old. (they didn't fit in)
Prior to this "time change", people offered animal sacrifice
to God. (age of Aries, the Ram, Abraham & Moses time)
Since that time, people worship God in Spirit, and in Truth. (St. John
4:19-24 - all religions)
It worked out .. so that the Jews could move on from their
animal sacrifices, the Romans destroyed their temple in 70 A.D. They haven't
sacrificed since, for over 2,000 years. God controls the Ages.
What we have watched
throughout the Age of Pisces, will now move on into the Age of Aquarius. (the symbol is the "water bearer", man with the pitcher, or Vial. see: Revelation chs. 16,17
Aquarius is an air sign, and the new age is already noted for remarkable inventions for the use of air, electricity,
magnetism, etc. Men navigate the air as fish do the sea, and send their thoughts spinning around the world
with lightning speed. (this is only a "recent" phenomenon,
not in the previous 1900 years)
What has been
introduced in the last 2000 years, will move into "something new" ...
in this upcoming Age.
We are moving into an Age where we will experience ... more Spirituality.
Most of what we knew in the last Age was "creed". Now, we will learn to "hear",
... Spiritually. Spiriitual truth always develops, and grows. Joel's prophecy
(Joel ch.2) was quoted by Peter (Acts 2:16-21), ... but,
that was only the beginning.
we will see in the next Age will fulfill even that ... to a greater extent.
We are in
"transition" now. (Revelation chs. 1,2,3) Some predict the end of
the "former" to be 2012. (winter
The masses are acustommed to walking in darkness. For most, their religion has only been
"creed", ... and for many, the earthly ambitions that they have been taught, was "greed".
As things change, there will be much stuggle, ... and "birth pains".
The "old" will pass. The "new" will come.
The Spirit of God will raise up messengers of this "new era", that
will "fulfill", and further develop, the truths of the past age.
Are we now directed by the stars ?
No. We are directed by the Spirit of God.
What we have failed to realize, is
that He has written His Word into everything, and it is truly amazing.