SIGNS AND SEASONS
Good morning, good morning. What good news do you bring today? That is an ancient greeting that some remote tribes in Africa still use today. The Good news I bring you is that the sequel to ‘Of One Tongue’, which is titled, “The Golden Strand’ and is second in the Oth series, is at the editors right now and the endorsers have copies they are reviewing. Soon my friends, soon, it will be at the publishers!
I recently gave a talk on creation science and a question was brought up in the former world before the global flood, were there seasons? Or did an asteroid or the breaking of the foundations of the earth during the flood cause the earth to wobble on its axis. God had given us a way to tell the seasons. The stars. He not only created them, “but arranged them in star groupings that could be used for ‘signs, and for seasons’ (Genesis 1:14)”1
There is no physical evidence of an asteroid of the magnitude it would take to change the earth’s rotation ever hitting the earth. However, there is plenty of physical evidence of a global flood and the resulting cataclysmic shifting of the earth’s crust. That evidence seems like it is enough to cause a shift in the rotation of the earth to produce a wobble. Which would produce the changes in the season we experience today.
However there is a huge flaw in this reasoning. Scripture tells us that God created and arranged the stars for signs and seasons. Some believe the seasons pertain to a monsoon or rainy season in our early history before the flood, but scripture also tells us that the first rain occurred after Noah, his family and the animals were all safelytucked in the ark. Then it rained for forty days and forty nights. So the seasons referred to in Genesis 1:14 could not be a rainy season. Thus it must be the four seasons that we know.
Further evidence of this is recorded in Job 38:31-33 “Canst thou bind the chains of the Pleiades, or loose the bonds of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzarot (the term for the twelve constellations for the Zodiac) in their times (season)? Or canst thou guide the Bear (Arcturus) with its banim (children/sons)? Knowest thou the chukkot (ordinances) of Shomayim (heaven)? Canst thou set the rule (dominion) over ha’aretz (earth)?”2 (emphasis the authors’). Orthodox Jewish Bible. Job is the oldest book in the Bible other than the beginning of Genesis.
So the only logical conclusion is that the earth had a wobble from the very beginning, put there by the Creator who “alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea. Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south” (Job 9:8,9).
Since God does nothing without a holy purpose, we can be sure that these sidereal signs were not to be used as astrological signs. God’s word, in fact, forbids the practice of astrology (e.g., Isaiah 47:12–14). The constellations must all in some way have testified of the coming Savior. “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (II Corinthians 4:6).”
The testimony of God’s promises are written indelibly in the heavens, for all who have eyes and hearts to see.
Until next time, God bless and take care,