By Joe Amaral
Right at the beginning of creation in Genesis, the Bible tells us that God created the sun, moon and stars to be signs to mark sacred times (Genesis 1:14). Before mankind was even created, these stars were already shining, revealing a message of hope and love to anyone who was willing to look up and see.
A couple of years ago, I had a strange dream, and when I awoke I felt the Lord prompting me to "check the constellations." From what I already knew about the constellations, it seemed like a crazy idea! Why would God want me to delve into a subject that is surrounded by so much taboo? As I researched, I quickly learned that there is a clear difference between the science of astronomy and the use of astrology. The Bible even tells us to stay away from anything to do with worshiping the stars, and how much dislike God has for astrology! But I could not deny that there seemed to be something more about these shapes in the sky that even seemed to reflect the Scriptures.
Did you know that the constellations actually existed before they had any ties to astrology, horoscopes and other new-age ideas? In fact, what God created for good, the enemy twisted to pervert and hide the true meaning of the Story in the Stars.
Psalm 19 tells us that the heavens declare the glory of God, and night after night the stars reveal knowledge. When you think about the glory of God, could you answer the question, What exactly IS the glory of God? Often Psalm 19 is quoted in reference to the aesthetic beauty that surrounds us in His creation. But the Bible also tells us that the Glory of God isn't actually something, but Someone! Hebrews 1:3 says,
"The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being."
When we see this in the context of Psalm 19, we can rejoice with all of creation as the stars declare God's Glory of the Son, Jesus Christ!
Story in the Stars uses Biblical, historical and scientific knowledge to reveal how each constellation actually points us back to Jesus, and that the message of salvation is written in the stars for all of mankind to see! This is presented in a way that is not only eye-opening for Christians, but will set many people free from the ties of horoscopes and astrology.
Instead of looking to the stars for direction, we can look to the One who made those stars. For God so loved the world that He designed the universe to reveal His plan of salvation in the stars.
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Joe Amaral is the Producer and Host of the DVD, The Story in the Stars.