Part 1: Sun, Moon, & Stars

A look at prophecy keys, and how family hierarchy is represented by the sun moon and stars in the bible.

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Prophetic books in the bible (ie: Daniel and Revelation) use prophecy keys throughout the entire bible to unlock them. Genesis 37:9-11 is a great example of this It defines the sun and moon as symbols of a father and mother, respectively. 

Now he had still another dream, and related it to his brothers, and said, “Lo, I have had still another dream; and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.”

He related it to his father and to his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream that you have had? Shall I and your mother and your brothers actually come to bow ourselves down before you to the ground?”

Genesis 37:9-11

Since the symbols of the sun, moon, and stars have been interpreted for us here, we can go use these keys to unlock scriptures that mention them throughout the bible. Just use a bit of common sense. If it’s destructive to something else, it’s likely a paradox or not meant to be used in that context. 

For example: Stars are also symbolic of the angels, so star context might be about Gods children in general and not earthly ones.  To uncomplicated things, we are going to primarily focus on the sun and the moon in this article. 

Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture comes from one’s own private interpretation. For no prophecy was ever brought forth by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

The Sun, Moon, and Stars

But I saw no temple in the city (new Jerusalem), because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, because the glory of God illuminates the city, and the Lamb is its lamp. By its light the nations will walk, and into it the kings of the earth will bring their glory.

Revelation 21:22-24

Using prophetic interpretation based on Genesis 37:9-11, we know that Revelation 21:23 is saying that there is no need for a fathers and mothers rule there, because Gods presence in the city outshines them both.

Lets look at another prophecy regarding the sun and moon, and again, the new Jerusalem.

Mothers Symbol and Science

"Your sun will no longer set, Nor will your moon wane; For you will have the LORD for an everlasting light, And the days of your mourning will be over.

This one is saying that fathers will no longer die (mothers are implied as well), and women’s monthly cycles will no longer be present. 

Now, you are probably thinking, “come on Don, is it really talking about a woman’s monthly cycle here?”, and to that I say, yes.  Many time, the bible mentions it literally, calling it a woman’s “customary impurity” (the time when the moon removes herself).

It’s likely you unaware that women’s cycles are tied directly to the cycles of the moon, but since 28 days is the mean average across all women of every age, woman and the moon mirror each other.

28 days, four weeks more or less, is the mean average for the moons cycle. That’s the average between the 29.530 days from full moon to full moon (its synodic period, the moons relationship with the angle of the sun), and the 27.321 days it takes the moon to circle the earth  (its orbital period, a 360 degree circle around the earth [1]) . 

[1] Note the green area, tha'ts how far extra (beyond a 360 degree orbit) the moon must travel each month to reach new moon again. See: Wikipedia

Trippy, right? I could go on and explain how during pregnancy, we look at the moons connection to the sun, and how those distances match the time it takes for a baby to be born, but rather than sound like a mad scientist here and now, I’ll leave it for another day.

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In this video above: it is easy to compare the orbit of the moon (27.321 days) to when full or new moons occur (29.530 days). Use the orbit chart on the top left. You will see that the moon travels a little further than 360 degrees during each phase. 

What Job Really Meant To Say

if I have looked at the sun when it shone, or the moon moving in splendor, and my heart has been secretly enticed, and my mouth has kissed my hand, this also would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges, for I would have been false to God above.

Job 31:26-28

In this passage from Job (the first in order of the prophetic books in the bible), we can really see what he was saying. Without the prophecy key, we miss it entirely.

Job is saying, if I had looked at a father at full brightness (uncovered or naked), or at a woman moving in splendor (really noticing how her body moves), and I kissed my hand (became self aroused), then I would be guilty before God. 

Earlier in the chapter, Job mentioned lust in another way, saying:

I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin? What would be my portion from God above and my heritage from the Almighty on high?

In Job 31:26-28, Job uses the sun and moon, “Father” and “mother”, loosely implying sexual maturity of any type in this case rather than specifically parental subjects. 

Job quite literally meant to say, lust and masturbation are a sin. Jesus also said this, pointing out that chasing lustful thoughts is a sin.

You have heard that it was said, "You shall not commit adultery;" but I tell you that everyone who gazes at a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Everything Jesus taught is always discussed in the old testament, sometimes in less than obvious ways, but that’s what he came to reveal. 


Isn’t it amazing how much more we are able to glean from unlocking just one prophecy key? Whenever you are reading books like Revelation, be sure to rely on keys like this to see the true meaning in what is being said. 

I began building the flare bible study app to map out all the prophecy keys in the bible. Now that I have very little time to continue development, it is likely that will be the only map I’ll finish. I’m hoping it will happen this year. 

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