Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Easter! He is Risen!

Happy Easter everybody! He is Risen indeed!. He has and always will be on the throne of heaven. The scriptures say "Heaven is His throne and the Earth is His footstool". As we celebrate His kingship and authority I want to post here something that blessed me through the starry hosts of heaven.

The Psalmist declares in Psalms 19:

1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.

And the fascinating thing is God painted a celestial poetry with the stars during Jesus's birth and death foreshadowing to the ancients of what was to come and what He had done to redeem mankind. I won't go into much details here for it will be a exhaustive post running into pages, but a good book to pick up and read is E.W. Bullinger's "The Witness of the Stars" on this matter or visit for a abridged version of the starry dance that happened in the heavens on "The Star of Bethlehem" website a research presentation by Federick Larson. You will enjoy it as I did, the clockwork universe tells us a story, He conceals it and it is the glory of kings to find it out.

The point of the post however as the title suggests is "He is Risen". There were not only witness's on earth but the heavens declared the glory of God. So why the correlation to the stars you may ask; it is imperative that we talk of His death first, to shout aloud "He is Risen". His death paved way for you and me to salvation, for us to be reconciled with God. His resurrection from death, sealed the victory and sealed us eternally in Him. Hence sharing with you a snippet of the correlation from the celestial poem that was displayed in the heavens two thousand years ago. When Christ died, there was a lunar eclipse and if you use 'Starry Night Pro' the astronomy program you can go back on the celestial plane in the heavens and to the date when Jesus died on the cross (You can calculate these from the number of Passovers as mentioned in the gospel of John and the Jewish calendar). So for that day, If you were observing the skies from the moon, the picture we get is the earth blocking the sun completely and at their intersection or overlaying of the two objects coincides right at the heart of the Aries constellation which is indicative of the passover lamb's pierced heart. He had died for mankind and His creation. The moon rising out of the eclipse was permeated with the sun's rays and hence the blood moon mentioned in the scriptures as the time of Yeshua's death recorded in the Joel's prophecy.

What a marvelous event on early morn of the third day after His death, when the two women are on their way to the tomb they ask each other "Who is going to roll away the big stone boulder that covers His grave?". Once at the site, they see, the stone is rolled away, the tomb is empty and the Angel of the Lord appearing to tell them the good news " "He is Risen".  For the Father had said "Arise My Love...." 

Death where is your sting? For the grave could not hold the King'

Blessings & Shalom,

Sam Kurien

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