Understanding The Sun The Moon And The Stars

Let’s allow scriptures to tell us what they mean when they speak of the sun, the moon and the stars. Many have asserted that the sun represents the gospel, the moon represents the church, and the stars are Christ’s messengers to this fallen world. Let’s look thru these scriptures to make sure this is accurate.

If we look at the first occurrence of sun moon and stars in the Bible we clearly see know how the people who heard about Joseph’s dream interpreted their meaning. The sun represented Joseph’s father, the moon his mother and the stars represented Joseph’s brothers. Let’s take a look:

KJV Gen 37:9-10

9And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance[AMP bowed down] to me.

10And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?

This passage clearly spells it out for us. The 11 stars are Joseph’s 11 brothers, the moon is his mother and the sun represents his father.

The next key to understanding the Sun Moon and Stars is a passage in Ecclesiastes that explains that the sun moon and stars grow dim when our body starts to fail and we pass from this earth:

CEV Ecc 12:1-7

1Keep your Creator in mind while you are young! In years to come, you will be burdened down with troubles and say, “I don’t enjoy life anymore.”

2Someday the light of the sun

and the moon and the stars

will all seem dim to you.

Rain clouds [fear will remain

over your head].

3Your body will grow feeble,

your teeth will decay,

and your eyesight fail.

4The noisy grinding of grain

will be shut out

by your deaf ears,

but even the song of a bird

will keep you awake.

5You will be afraid

to climb up a hill

or walk down a road.

Your hair will turn as white

as almond blossoms.

You will feel lifeless

and drag along

like an old grasshopper.

We each go to our eternal home,

and the streets are filled

with those who mourn.

6The silver cord snaps,

the golden bowl breaks;

the water pitcher is smashed,

and the pulley at the well

is shattered.

7So our bodies return

to the earth,

and the life-giving breath returns to God

Other Sun Moon Stars Passages:

We’ll take a quick snapshot of the other passages that call out sun moon and stars and interpret what they mean.

KJV Deuteronomy 4:19

And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.

Don’t Worship them! We are not to worship the sun, our prayer life and revelations from God. We are not to worship the moon, our gatherings and the light of truth that comes from them. We are also not to worship other stars, other messengers that are trying to shine their light to us and into this dark world. We are to worship only God!!!

KJV Psalm 148:3

Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.

The Sun Moon and Stars are all told to Praise God. All true seekers are called to praise God

KJV Isaiah 13:10

For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

Describing when we pass from this life and experience our day of the Lord described in Rev 4:1-11 for those who lived in Christ, and Rev 11:12-19 for those who believe in Christ

KJV Jeremiah 31:35

Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:

Our communion with God leads us when we are in places of light. The gathering commands, the requirement of the assembly and the individual and the testimony of other true follower leads us out from places of darkness, it leads us out from the world!.

KJV Ezekiel 32:7

And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.

Again talking about when we grow old and pass from earth.

KJV Joel 2:10

The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

This passage is describing the coming of the Army from the north, the locusts.  This has already happened.  Today’s organized churches are overrun with these false teachers.  They have made both the sun and the moon dark.  Their followers are not properly communing with God or with the assembly.  Their followers are not properly shining their light into this dark world.

Joel 3:15

The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

This passage is talking about the same things as Matthew 24 and Luke 21.  See the explanations below.

KJV Matthew 24:

15When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

16Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

17Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

18Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

19And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

20But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

22And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

25Behold, I have told you before.

26Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

27For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

28For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

29Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

30And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

31And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Both this passage and the Luke 21 below speak of the same events. This is where Christ reveals the abomination of desolation to his elect, when he calls them out from their harlot Babylonian churches to be with him in the wilderness, when he delivers them from the great tribulation. This is the Lord gathering his elect from the four corners of the earth.

KJV Luke 21:20-27

20And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.

21Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.

22For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

23But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.

24And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

26Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

27And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

Those who see the son of man coming in great glory, the elect, see the true seekers out in the wilderness surrounded by their enemies. They see Daniel’s abomination standing in the holy place, in their Lukewarm Babylonian churches and hear the call to get out. These folks see the son of man coming in power and great glory.

Let’s look at what these passages are saying about the sun moon and stars. If during the tribulation, Daniel’s second 1260 days we begin to seek God with all our heart we will start to see the many lies and deceptions that today’s churches are established upon. If we turn from seeking our truth from men and start seeking truth directly from God, the Holy Spirit will begin to impress on us the importance of holiness and purity. The sun will be darkened – we will start to see that our participation in this unholy assembly is restricting our ability to commune with God. The moon will not give her light – we will no longer be able to engage in the false refreshing, this ticking of our ears that used to satisfy us. The stars will fall from heaven – We will recognize our church leaders, this fallen priest class for what they are: Deceived Deceivers, not messengers from God. These are the signs in the sun moon and stars, but Luke also says “upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring” I believe this is saying churchgoers will begin to doubt [as they should] their own salvation[distress on the earth]. I believe that the roaring sea represents confusion in the “organized religions of men”.  God wants us to come to him and his sea of Glass. His peace that passes understanding – simply knowing that we are unworthy servants saved by grace, if we will simply seek the truth, seeking his will and his glory!

KJV 1 Corinthians 15:41

There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.

Like the different kinds  of earthly Flesh,  human, beast, bird, and fish; there is a distinction between heavenly bodies – the sun moon and stars, and our earthly bodies.

KJV Revelation 8:12

And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

This occurs after the mountain was thrown into the sea, after Jesus was revealed to his remnant, those who truly fear and seek God. They are “killed” – they come out of the grand delusion, coming out of Babylon, todays harlot church systems, they come out of our lukewarm Laodicean Churches, identify the abomination that causes desolation, today’s priest class ruler over the laity. This abominable system spoils the daily sacrifice, the follower offering his life as a living holy sacrifice to the Lord. As long as he remains under the authority of these proud men he is worshiping the Beast, and his service is tarnished by idolatry.

KJV Revelation 12:1

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

This woman represents the true church. She preaches the true Gospel – not forgiveness for sin, but deliverance from sin. She abides by the God’s rules for his assemblies, both the gathering commands of 1 Cor 14, the personal requirements of humility [considering other greater], service and obedience to the word.

This understanding helps us to understand two other confusing passages. Both the Devil’s release for a little while[Rev 20:7-8], and the shortening of the days [Matt 24:22] take on a clearer meaning:

KJV Rev 20:1-10

1And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

2And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

3And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

4And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

5But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

6Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

7And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

8And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

9And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

10And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

So when a true witness comes to the end of his ministry, the devil’s influence on this true witness is restored for a time so that the devil, the angel of death, can put an end to his physical body. Let’s look at why this time is shortened.

KJV Matt 24:

15When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

16Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

17Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

18Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

19And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

20But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

22And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

This is talking about the time right after we recognize that the abomination that has been standing in the Holy place for many generations. This is our ministry as a true witness of Jesus Christ. This is the 45 days[from 1290 to 1335 when the true witness have come out of Babylon. These witnesses now overcome by the blood of the lamb, the word of their testimony and not loving their lives unto death. This period must be shortened for the elects sake, so that when their lights grow so dim and their flesh begins to take fail, they would not be again be slain by the sword, falling back into worldliness and the pit.

If we were allowed to continue to be protected from Satan indefinitely, protected from physical death, our sun moon and stars would eventually go completely black- we will not be able to shine any light into this dark world.  We would then fall back into being of the world , men of flesh headed for judgement. This is why God shortens this time!!

Let’s take a quick look at the passage where the sun becomes seven time brighter.

NLT Is 34:18-33 Blessings for the Lord’s People

18 So the Lord must wait for you to come to him

so he can show you his love and compassion.

For the Lord is a faithful God.

Blessed are those who wait for his help.

19 O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem,

you will weep no more.

He will be gracious if you ask for help.

He will surely respond to the sound of your cries.

20 Though the Lord gave you adversity for food

and suffering for drink,

he will still be with you to teach you.

You will see your teacher with your own eyes.

21 Your own ears will hear him.

Right behind you a voice will say,

This is the way you should go,”

whether to the right or to the left.

22 Then you will destroy all your silver idols

and your precious gold images.

You will throw them out like filthy rags,

saying to them, “Good riddance!”

23 Then the Lord will bless you with rain at planting time. There will be wonderful harvests and plenty of pastureland for your livestock. 24 The oxen and donkeys that till the ground will eat good grain, its chaff blown away by the wind. 25 In that day, when your enemies are slaughtered and the towers fall, there will be streams of water flowing down every mountain and hill. 26 The moon will be as bright as the sun, and the sun will be seven times brighter—like the light of seven days in one! So it will be when the Lord begins to heal his people and cure the wounds he gave them.

27 Look! The Lord is coming from far away,

burning with anger,

surrounded by thick, rising smoke.

His lips are filled with fury;

his words consume like fire.

28 His hot breath pours out like a flood

up to the neck of his enemies.

He will sift out the proud nations for destruction.

He will bridle them and lead them away to ruin.

29 But the people of God will sing a song of joy,

like the songs at the holy festivals.

You will be filled with joy,

as when a flutist leads a group of pilgrims

to Jerusalem, the mountain of the Lord—

to the Rock of Israel.

30 And the Lord will make his majestic voice heard.

He will display the strength of his mighty arm.

It will descend with devouring flames,

with cloudbursts, thunderstorms, and huge hailstones.

31 At the Lord’s command, the Assyrians will be shattered.

He will strike them down with his royal scepter.

32 And as the Lord strikes them with his rod of punishment,

his people will celebrate with tambourines and harps.

Lifting his mighty arm, he will fight the Assyrians.

33 Topheth—the place of burning—

has long been ready for the Assyrian king;

the pyre is piled high with wood.

The breath of the Lord, like fire from a volcano,

will set it ablaze.

So when we finally see the abomination standing in the Holy place – in today’s harlot churches – and come out of Babylon, the moon will be as bright as the sun, true seekers ability to share their light in assembly, will be greatly increased. The Sun, our sharing – communing directly with the father [both in prayer and hearing revelation from God] will be seven time greater than before. When we came out of Babylon we see the fierce wrath of God that has been poured out on today’s harlot churches for generation after generation.


Summary:

The sun represents a true seeker’s seeking and following God.  Both his prayers to God and his revelations from God are part of this “Sun”

The moon represents a true seekers life in the assembly, both honoring the gathering commands and the personal commands so that they can be fruitful at sharing, discerning the truth from other seekers, and supporting the flock.

The stars represents a true seekers ability to shine his light to other seekers and those still in darkness.  He is a witness for Christ, overcoming by the blood of the lamb, by the word of his testimony, and by not loving his life unto death!

Dear God,

Please reveal today’s church deceptions to all who seek you.  Deliver them from Laodicea, from their  harlots priest class of Babylon and from today’s self ambitious  hired hands.   In Jesus Mighty Name we pray,  Amen.

Glenn

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