Signs in the Heavens ~ Gemini

 

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Why are we told the name of the ship that carried Paul on the last stage of his voyage to Rome? 

Guest Author: D. J. Maxwell

Acts 28:11, “And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux” (KJV).

There was no name given for the ship that crashed in the great storm off Malta.

Why did Luke include this piece of information, giving us the name of this ship?

The ship is named for the twins, forming the constellation Gemini ~ Castor and Pollux. These are the names of the two brightest star in the constellation Gemini.

While there is Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman mythology and gods associated with constellations, planets and stars, we know the Author and the One who named them.

“He who made the Pleiades and Orion and changes deep darkness into morning, Who also darkens day into night, Who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out on the surface of the earth, The Lord is His name” (Amos 5:8).

I’ve learned about the ship’s name and possibly, just maybe, why “Castor and Pollux” was included in the account of Paul’s journey by the author, Luke. It’s really deep.

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The Constellation

An article explains the meaning of each star. Notice carefully the proper names and descriptions given the stars within Gemini.

“The name of a star in the head of one twin is called Pollux, which means Ruler, or Judge.

Pollux is brighter than the star in his twin Castor.

The name of a star in the head of the other twin head is Castor, which means ~ ‘who comes to labor, or suffer.’

Astronomers have found that the star Castor is actually a complex system of six stars are linked by gravity, although they appear as one without a telescope. [The number six represents man.]

Another star, in the twin Castor’s left foot, is called Al Henah, which means hurt, wounded, or afflicted. Remember, Caster is the one who comes to suffer.

A star in the center of Castor’s body, is called Waset, which means set, and tells of Him who ‘set His face like a flint’ to accomplish this mighty Herculean work; and, when the time was come, ‘steadfastly set His face to go’ to complete it.

The star in the knee of the twin Pollux is called Mebsuta, which means, ‘treading under feet.’ Remember, Pollux means Ruler or Judge.

Within the twins Pollux and Castor, there are other stars with names and meaning that have come to us with a testimony.

One star is called Propus (Hebrew), the branch, spreading.

Another star is called Al Giauza (Arabic), the palm branch.

Another star is named Al Dira (Arabic), the seed, or branch.

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Dual Nature of the Messiah

Gemini are Twins ~ with one considered immortal and the other mortal; the Immortal One (Pollux) who comes at the Second Coming is the same as the mortal Son of Man (Castor) who came at the First Coming.

Gemini symbolizes the dual nature of the Messiah, because Jesus is both fully God and fully human: Suffering Servant (Castor) and Conquering King (Pollux).

The Scriptures teach that Jesus was fully God while also being fully human. Paul declared in Colossians 2:9,

“For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body.”

Source ~ Gemini

What I learned and share with you is this ~ Figuratively, the ship carrying Paul on the last leg of his journey upon the sea (of life) to Rome was Jesus!

 


21 Responses to “Signs in the Heavens ~ Gemini”

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  2. there might be other spiritual applications for the other constellations as well.

  3. Castor and Pollux were regarded by Greeks as helpers of humankind and held to be patrons of travellers and of sailors in particular, who invoked them to seek favourable winds.

    Paul arrived safely in Rome, in contrast to the shipwreck he initially suffered due to the wind called Euroclydon (Acts 27:14).

    Did Luke, the writer of Acts, disbelieve in the references to Greek Mythology in the book?

    It is difficult to say in light of 1 Cor 8:5-6: “For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him, and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom all are all things, andf we by him.

    The so-called pagan gods and lords in polytheistic religions could have only existed as spirits or angels from the Christian viewpoint. We have progressed from the many “gods” of polytheism to the much higher revelation of monotheism, of one God over all creation, commanding many angels and spirits.

  4. From Wikipedia: Euroclydon (or in Latin: Euroaquilo) is a cyclonic tempestuous northeast wind which blows in the Mediterranean, mostly in autumn and winter. It is the modern Gregalia (Gregale) or Levanter. From the Greek word eurokludōn [εὐροκλύδων], from Euros (Eurus, meaning east wind) and either the Greek word akulōn (akylōn, meaning north wind), or kludon (meaning a surging wave from the verb kluzo meaning to billow) or the Latin word aquilō (aquilon). Euroclydon is not to be confused with the term Nor’easter, which is a separate storm system that forms in the northeastern portion of the United States.

    For the Greeks, however, winds had a spirit moving them. I don’t think these winds were regarded as gods.

  5. long time ago, a Christian lady asked me to pray with her for her relative and his work , her relative was a missionary worked for a people group in foreign country, she also involved in that work.

    I prayed with this lady for years , few days a week, every time lasted for hours ,

    The prayer meeting ended when her relative retired. .

    And they also collected offering and built a church there.

    After many years , recently , when I prayed with other people ,

    God showed something to my prayer partner , it seems like God say that these prayers with the Christian lady were not according God will. It seems like those prayers were in vain.

    Psalm 127:1 1Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.

    And God also said “foundation”, “sand” and “lukewarm,”

    It seems like that foundation of their mission work were on the sand ,

    Also it could also imply my prayers for their work and my spiritual condition.

    Revelation 3:14-21 14″To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. 15I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16So, because you are lukewarm-neither hot nor cold-
    Matthew 7:24-27
    24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

    26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”

    We ask God if there is a way to make up for these failure ,

    God asked us to keep praying for these special people group to be built on the rock of God ,

    And turn to be hot heart before God . we also pray for ourselves the same prayers.

    what’s done is done ,what’s gone is gone ,

    i have never thought of those prayers were in vain in God’s eyes, .

    But God reveal his thought to us. what a shock , I do feel sorry for my pride attitude ,

    Thank God , God ‘ opinion is different from men’s, God’s opinions really matter.

    now i can do is to pray for the people group according to God ‘s will,

    If you have any thought on this , please do share with us , thanks, God Bless

    maybe there is some chance i could pray for the people group . so God reveal this to us, ?

    • qt

      how do you know this missionary was NOT worthy of your prayers?

      the requester of prayers is a different person than the one you prayed for.

      • hi Marianne,

        i do not mean he or she is worthy not worthy. i do not know,

        what i learned from the words (i wrote in the message above} is that my prayers are in vain,.

        i felt your word remind me something, a Good reminder ,

        do you mean when we pray , our focus is on those people – sheep who need gospel .

        • god rewards all who pray for others. things will go as he decides

          • thanks for your encouraging word. God bless

            i guess my original question

            what if you thought you worked for God that turn out to be not ? how to deal with and move on,

            • we should all work for god. but we should not go around act like that makes us special. even if we are delusional, prayers for someone are still heard if they are sincere.

              • i also felt that i am not sure true or false .

                but through all these failure, i learn some lesson

                we should find the same heart people to pray with.

                same heart mean we are sincere , true ,to do things,

                sometimes people use us to do something, they call us to do

                something, it does not mean we have same heart .

                we are sincere to do the things, but we do not know the motive of other. anyway , what is done is done ,

                we have to move to the new charter. forget the old things.

                thanks , God Bless

              • amen and amen to your words.

                thanks , God Bless

    • after few days, figure out something ,

      in that foreign mission field , ministry come and go, people come and go ,
      (retire or … } what God concern the most is the the people /souls on that mission field.

      because the people need to be build on the right foundation . so the prayers for them should not be ended .the work did not fulfill yet.

      the people on the mission field is the prayer focus . not so-n-so ministry or so-n-so missionary.

      my thought might be wrong.

  6. Derek Prince explains in this audio tape how important it is to be WATCHFUL.

    https://www.dpm.co.nz/resource…acing-perilous-times

    Brian Guerin also talks about how important the purity of the bride is for these coming days.

  7. https://bible.org/seriespage/10-characteristics-worldly-believers-friends-world-genesis-19

    What are characteristics of worldly believers—friends of the world?

    Friends of the World Lack Intimacy with God
    Friends of the World Lack Generosity in Their Offerings to God
    Friends of the World Have Compromised Morals, especially when Pressured
    Friends of the World Sacrifice Their Families for Cultural Status
    Friends of the World Lack Spiritual Influence
    Friends of the World Are Reluctant to Give up Sin
    Friends of the World Are Materialistic
    Friends of the World Lack Fear of God
    Friends of the World Receive God’s Discipline
    Friends of the World Pass Compromise to Their Children
    Friends of the World Still Receive God’s Grace and Mercy

    this is a consideration when we work with some ministries or ministry worker , is this ministry ok to work with.

    and it also a list for me to look into myself and repent .

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