Chariot of Orion Constellation

By admin On January 11th, 2020

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THE CHARIOT OF ORION CONSTELLATION

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O LORD my God, Thou art very great;

Thou art clothed with honour and majesty.

Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment:

Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

Who layeth the beams of His chambers in the waters:

Who maketh the clouds His chariot:

Who walketh upon the wings of the wind:”

Psalm 104:1-3 

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In the winter-night skies, this most amazing constellation can be seen. It is called “The Chariot of Orion Constellation”.

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Yes, this most remarkable constellation is spoken of in Psalm 104…O LORD my God, Thou art very great; Thou art clothed with honour and majesty. Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment: Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: Who layeth the beams of His chambers in the waters: Who maketh the clouds His chariot: Who walketh upon the wings of the wind:” Psalm 104:1-3 

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As this star-chart reveals, Orion, along with the Beta-star from the Eridanus Constellation, depicts Orion riding on a chariot made of clouds, being pulled by sheep.

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WHY SHEEP?

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eridanus_IAU.svg.

Now, the reason why sheep are illustrated in those clouds, is because, when viewing Eridanus in the night-sky, one can see that it appears like sheep (however, not so much when looking at a star-chart).

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And, one reason for clouds is because the chariot wheel is only partially represented by stars. In other words, this constellation is incomplete, as far as the wheel has been depicted by our Creator Who fashioned it in the day when He created this constellation.

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And so, because Eridanus has these sheep-like, cloud-like curves, and the partial wheel, the natural inclination was that God fashioned this constellation to depict Psalm 104’s description…“Who maketh the clouds His chariot”.

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Eridanus – IAU – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

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A CULMINATION OF VARIOUS RELATED SCRIPTURES

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:25_Orionis_location.png.

Now, Psalm 104 is not the only passage which speaks to this constellation. No, but like the other Heavenly constellations which God created in the stars, this particular constellation depicts various other Bible passages.

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One such related passage is found in Psalm 45…“Gird Thy sword upon Thy thigh, O Most Mighty, with Thy glory and Thy majesty. And in Thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and Thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king’s enemies; whereby the people fall under Thee.” Psalm 45:3-5 

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Yes, looking at Orion, his incredible sword sheath, comprised of two stars plus the famous “Horse-head Nebula”, is spoken of in Psalm 45:3… “Gird Thy sword upon Thy thigh, O Most Mighty…”.

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But this psalm also speaks of Orion riding “prosperously”. And verse 5 mentions sharp arrows “in the heart of the King’s enemies”, also depicted as Orion is shooting his arrow in the heart area of the Revelation 12 Dragon Constellation.

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Orion – Wikimedia – share-alike license

Horse-head Nebula – Wikipedia – by Ken Crawford – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

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THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF CLOUDS

http://christimages.org/biblebooks/Book_of_Revelation.htm.

Now, there is another reason why sheep are depicted in Eridanus, found in Hebrews…“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,” Hebrews 12:1  

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So here is revealed the spiritual meaning of clouds…“a great cloud of witnesses”.

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Christ Returns – Triumph of Christianity – by G. Dore – cropped image – www.christimages.org – Limited-use-license – see their website for restrictions (2)

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“THE CHARIOTS OF GOD….EVEN THOUSANDS OF ANGELS”

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http://christianimagesource.com/elijah_and_elisha_g329.html

But this Chariot of Orion speaks of another Bible truth, found in Psalm 68:17…“The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.”    

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And so, this chariot of “clouds of witnesses”, combines very nicely with this above verse from Psalm 68…“The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels”.

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Yes, the Bible speaks of angels as stars, but also speaks of Believers as stars (see Revelation 12:4 & Daniel 12:3). And so, this Chariot made up of stars speaks most eloquently of the great truth concerning God’s vast host of Heaven and Earth…“And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.” Daniel 12:3

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Elijah and Elisha by G. Dore – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

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