When God created
the sun, the moon, and the stars,
He had several reasons for making them:
for SIGNS ... for SEASONS ... for DAYS ... for YEARS ...
for GIVING LIGHT to the earth....
for predominating the NIGHT...
for DIVIDING THE LIGHT from the DARKNESS....
(see Genesis 1:14-18)
Any power of influence that the sun or moon or stars have
were GIVEN TO THEM.
They all were created and all eventually will be destroyed.
"The heavens are the work of thy hands.
They shall perish, but thou shalt endure..."
(see Psalm 102:25-26)
Now when it comes to looking at the stars,
there's GOOD NEWS and then there's BAD NEWS.
The GOOD NEWS is that the glory and magnificence of God
is emphatically shown to all people by the heavens.
"The heavens declare the glory of GOD"
(See Psalm 19:1)
The Bible says the answer is the same God
who Jesus called "Our Father."
"But thou (O Lord) art the same,
And thy years shall have no end.
The children of thy servants
shall continue, and their
Seed shall be established before thee."
(see Psalm 102:27-28)
How's THAT for some GOOD NEWS!!!!!
But here's the BAD NEWS:
Even though God's people had been told
why the stars were in the sky -
for SIGNS, for SEASONS,
for DAYS, for YEARS,
and for LIGHT
not to mention that
the stars showed the greatness of their Creator...
people became curious about OTHER ways to look at the stars.
God said, "Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves....
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 YOUR GOD hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven."
(see Deuteronomy 4:15,19)
That's the BAD NEWS.
If you aren't careful to listen to what GOD says,
you are in danger of being DRIVEN TO WORSHIP and to SERVE the stars
rather than being able to worship and serve the living GOD.
You are in danger of becoming addicted.
HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN TO US?
God reveals it in Isaiah 47:
"For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness:
thou hast said 'None seeth me.'
Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it has perverted thee;
and thou hast said in thine heart, 'I AM, and none else beside me.'
"Therefore shall evil come upon thee;
thou shalt not know from whence it riseth,
and mischief shall fall upon thee:
thou shalt not be able to put it off: and
disolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know...
"Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels.
Let now the ASTROLOGERS, the STAR GAZERS,
the MONTHLY PROGNOSTICATORS
stand up and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.
"Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them;
They shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame;
There shall not be a coal to warm at nor fire to sit before it."
(see Isaiah 47:10-11,13-14)
Now why would God be so strict about
what we have to do with the stars and astrology?
"Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel;
I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to PROFIT,
which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments!
Then had thy peace been as a river,
and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea."
So God is strict with us for our own profit,
our ultimate own good.
"There is a way that seemeth right unto a man,
but the end thereof are the ways of death."
IS THERE ANYTHING TO FORETELLING THE FUTURE THROUGH THE STARS?
The Bible says there is enough to it that it is possible
for you to be DRIVEN TO WORSHIP and SERVE the stars.
Today, some call that being addicted.
So here is what the LORD instructs us to do about astrology
and other practices He warns us not to do:
"If there arise among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams
and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,
and the sign or the wonder come to pass whereof he spake unto thee, saying,
'Let us go after other gods, which thou has not known,
and let us serve them'
"Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet
or that dreamer of dreams:
for the LORD you God proveth you,
to know whether ye love the LORD your God
with all your heart and with all your soul"
Do you love the LORD God with all your heart and with all your soul?
Turning away from those
who encourage you to study or just listen to what astrology shows
is the response GOD looks for in his people.
WILL GOD EVER GUIDE YOU BY YOUR SUN or MOON or PLANET SIGNS????
GOD does not guide his people by means of something He has called an abomination.
(see Deuteronomy 18:9-12)
God says here that divination apart from Him is an abomination to Him.
"Be not dismayed at the signs of the heaven" - Jeremiah 10:2
Even if an angel should preach a gospel different from scripture,
let that one be condemned. (see Galations 1:8)
Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. (see 2 Corinthians 11:4)
A SIGN is
a remarkable event supposed to indicate the will of a diety, a god
A GOD is
a being or object believed to have more than natural attributes and powers,
thus requiring one's worship, honor, participation, praise.
Turning to gods other than the one true God is dangerous.
One will be cut off from among his people. (see Leviticus 18:29)
One will lose his land. (see Deuteronomy 18:29)
One will become distressed.
One will find himself at war with God who has departed from him.
One will get no answer from God. (see I Samuel 28:15)
(see II Chronicles 7:14)
HOW CAN ANYONE KNOW WHAT IS TRUTH?
The Bible shows us God's way:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
Don't depend upon your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him.
And the Lord will direct your path.
(from Proverbs 3:5-6)