Gregory J. Butler - Artist
I have always wondered why the three wise men followed a particular star in the sky, and why it was labeled as a new star. I also wondered why John in Revelations 12 says he saw a woman standing on the moon in the sign from heaven. I stumbled across the answer after doing a little bit of homework and studying. Firstly, in Genesis 1, God created the sun, moon, and stars. To give light in the day, govern the night, and the stars for keeping time and for SIGNS for His sacred days.
Even though the three wise men were astrologers and not observers of the Mosaic Law, they were familiar with the Hebrew prophesy of a child being born from a virgin woman who would save all mankind from sin. Seeing the sacred signs for themselves, and remembering the prophesy, they went to see if it was true. Forming a new faith in their heart, they believed that they will find the new born child. After finding Him, They worshiped Him and acknowledged Him as the Son of God.
How we saw the day Christ was born, along with morning star.
Revelations 12 and The Birth of Christ
Even though most don't follow Zodiacs, we all know what our sign is from the month we were born in. For example, I am a Taurus, which is not in the night sky during my month, but behind the sun and we cannot see the constellation because of this. I came to a conclusion that Taurus is Dressed in the sun on my month. Then the light turned on in my head. I know that Aug. 28 to Sept 28, Virgo is behind (dressed in ) the sun. And then I looked up Virgo (also known as the Virgin) sign and constellation. The symbol really interested me. It was a letter M with a fish (ithcus) attached below it. In
Christian and Hebrew
faith, The ithcus
Christ and His
ministries of being a
fisher of men.
There was a prophesy that Jesus was going to be a son of a carpenter, born from a virgin woman, and from the Tribe of Judah. The specific constellations around Virgo surprised me. It resembled the same vision John saw in Revelations 12. A woman dressed in the sun, crowned with 12 stars (Virgo is a 12 star constellation), Standing on the moon, a red seven headed serpent with 7 crowns ready to devour her new born, the baby being swept up to a throne, etc. I wasn't familiar with all of the constellations names and reason for the names so I looked them up. I also saw on that night of Jesus birth, the tail of Leo's (Judah) star, the planet Venus, and Jupiter aligned in a way that it formed a bright star in the view from earth. That explains the new star. It was also formed in front of the throne constellation, Coma.
The Way The Three wise men saw the day Christ was born.
The star Constellations around the Sun the day Christ was born
The star Constellations combined with images aligned during the Day Christ was born.
Revelations 12 (New International Version)
The Woman and the Dragon
12 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2 She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. 3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. 4 Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. 5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.”[a] And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. 6 The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.
7 Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil...
Isaiah 7:14 "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."
Leo - Tribe of Judah - Gen 49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
Sextant constellation for the Carpenter: Matthew 13:55
55 “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas?
Revelation's 12 -"The sign from Heaven" combined with the heavenly stars position the day Christ was born.
Enoch And The Frost Angel (Frost Giant)
And the Lord called up one of the older angels, terrible and menacing, and placed him by me, in appearance white as snow, and his hands like ice, having the appearance of great frost, and he froze my face, because I could not endure the terror of the Lord, just as it is not possible to endure a stove's fire and the sun's heat, and the frost of the air. 2 And the Lord said to me: "Enoch, if thy face be not frozen here, no man will beable to behold thy face."
ENOCH XXII: 8-9 :
And the Lord said to Michael: "Go and take Enoch from out of his earthly garments, and anoint him with my sweet ointment, and put him into the garments of My Glory."
And Michael did this, as the Lord told him. He anointed me, and dressed me and the appearance of that ointment is more than the great light, and His ointment is like sweet dew, and its smell mild, shining like the sun's ray, and I looked at myself, and was like the glorious ones.