Philippians 4 – Appeal to Rejoice in the Lord & The Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius

Like I said earlier, I can’t believe Benedict hasn’t been committed.

Much of what he said is true, the way the world is becoming, but it IS NOT due to the Zodiac.  What is happening in our world is happening because of the change of people.  More people are walking away from God, whether they know it or not.

Astrology is fascinating simply because what it says is usually correct.  The problem is that the celestial bodies DO NOT control the world or our lives.  God is in charge of all things.

But as I have said before, Jesus is coming and because of that the devil is working overtime to destroy as many souls as he can.

This is the last chapter of Philippians and tomorrow we’ll start with…

Philippians 4
Appeal to Rejoice in the Lord

1 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.

2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.

3 And I entreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellow laborers, whose names are in the book of life.

  4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

“Rejoice in the Lord always” – under all kinds of circumstances, including suffering.

When we suffer we should still thank God because it is not His fault that we are suffering so we can’t blame it on Him.  Or maybe it is His doing, if so, be thankful that He is using you for some reason and know that He turns all bad to good (Rom 8:28).

5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

6 Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

“Careful” – or “anxious” with self-centered, counterproductive worry, not legitimate cares and concerns for the spread of the gospel.

“In everything by prayer” – anxiety and prayer are two great opposing forces in Christian experience.

“Thanksgiving” – the antidote to worry (along with prayer and petition).

7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

“Peace of God” – not merely a psychological state of mind, but an inner tranquility based on peace with God – the peaceful state of those whose sins are forgiven.

8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.

11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

“Whatsoever state…to be content” – Paul genuinely appreciates the gifts from Philippi but he is ultimately dependent on them.

12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

“I know…abased…abound” – prosperity, too, can be a source of discontent.

13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

“All things” – this refers to any and all situations that Paul faced or would face – and this pertains to us too.  This was the first scripture I memorized and that was in 1983.  Yet, I was not saved until 2007 – it’s a long story.

14 Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction. 

15 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.

16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.

17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odor of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God.

“Acceptable, well pleasing to God” – because of Christ’s work for us and God’s work in us.

19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

“God will supply” – see Matt 6:25-33.

20 Now unto God and our Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me greet you.

22 All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar’s household.

23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

It was written to the Philippians from Rome by Epaphroditus.

The Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius

The purpose of this document is to discuss the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius in order to understand the influences of these two sidereal ages on our day-to-day lives.

Actually, astrology reveals to us the influence celestial bodies have on our personal destinies. They also exert a great influence on our lives as a global community.

The celestial bodies may reveal certain things, e.g., farmers and fisherman studied the sky to help them know when they should do this or that, but nothing more.  I would see nothing wrong with that, but God tells us not to live our lives by the sky.

“And 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 thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven” (Deut 4:19).

The stars, moon, sun, planets, etc. DO NOT influence our personal destinies.  We choose our end result.  If we accept Jesus Christ into our heart we will spend eternity with Him.  If we don’t accept Him we will spend eternity in hell with the devil, that’s all there is to it.

On the cosmic level, we know that twelve constellations cut across the zodiac. These make up the natural zodiac; they do not move and they always remain in the same place around the zodiac.

However, because of a particular movement of the Earth’s pole, the Sun crosses the Equator at a slightly different point every year. With the passing years, this point shifts from one degree approximately every 72 years and shifts signs approximately every 2,156 years.

I’m sure that the above paragraph is correct, and the one below is true only true to individuals that live by the devil Zodiac. 

The Zodiac is here because the devil put it here, but it cannot affect anyone’s life unless they want it to and if they want to then it will affect it the way the devil wants it to affect it.

We live in an evil world, thanks to Adam and Eve, and all of our lives are controlled by either Jesus or by Satan.  We get to choose which one will control out life.

This movement is called precession of the equinoxes. A complete cycle lasts around 25,868 years. At the end of each cycle, there is complete synchronization between each sign and each constellation.

Some people debase astrology, claiming that astrological signs do not exactly correspond with constellations. Nonetheless, as we have just described, this is a normal phenomenon of great importance that can be explained from the astrological viewpoint.

Therefore, every 2,156 years, a new age begins. From 498 A.D. to the year 2,654, the spring equinox occurs in the Pisces constellation. Consequently, we are technically in the Age of Pisces.

Other lunatics say we are in the Age of Aquarius.

It should be pointed out, however, that an age’s influence is strongly felt around 500 to 800 years before the exact juxtaposition of the signs and constellations. Therefore, the coming of Christ into this world inaugurated the Age of Pisces.

The fish is the sign of Pisces and some say that the fish signifies Christ – yeah, right.

In this document, we briefly describe the Age of Pisces, along with the Age of Aquarius that is already influencing us as it is about to dawn upon us soon.

The Age of Pisces

The symbol of fish indeed serves to interpret the Age of Pisces. This age’s influence has lasted for at least two thousand years. Here are some examples.

* Christ named his disciples “Fishers of Men”, alluding to fish, to fishing.

Can you believe this person has not been committed?

* He was born, the Bible says, of a Virgin, the Virgo being the opposite sign of Pisces. Let us also point out that the sign of Virgo is also associated with the wheat head, immaculately white. Indeed, Christ nourished the multitude of people who followed Him with fish and bread.

Some Western religions (Catholicism, among others) have been spread by celibate priests who wanted to remain chaste and pure as the wheat head. These priests devoted themselves to the worship of the Virgin. This very clergy enjoined us to eat fish instead of meat on Fridays.

The pope still wears a miter, which is in the shape of a fish.

The sign of Pisces is a sign of sacrifice, charity, mercy, compassion and pardon. The entire Christian religion therefore strives in this way. The annual religious period that corresponds to the sign of Pisces is Lent, a period of sacrifice.

The fish was also the symbol of the early Church. Its shape was used in the catacombs in order to identify the first Christians. In this respect, “Ichtus”, a Greek word, represented a fish.

The detestable superstition of St. Cyprian’s idolatrous parents devoted him from his infancy to the devil, and he was brought up in all the impious mysteries of idolatry, astrology, and the black art.
When Cyprian had learned all the extravagances of these schools of error and delusion, he hesitated at no crimes, blasphemed Christ, and committed secret murders.

There lived at Antioch a young Christian lady called Justina, of high birth and great beauty.

A pagan nobleman fell deeply in love with her, and finding her modesty inaccessible, and her resolution invincible, he applied to Cyprian for assistance. Cyprian, no less smitten with the lady, tried every secret with which he was acquainted to conquer her resolution. Justina, perceiving herself vigorously attacked, studied to arm herself by prayer, watchfulness, and mortification against all his artifices and the power of his spells.

Cyprian finding himself worsted by a superior power, began to consider the weakness of the infernal spirits, and resolved to quit their service and become a Christian.

Agladius, who had been the first suitor to the holy virgin, was likewise converted and baptized.
The persecution of Diocletian breaking out, Cyprian and Justina were seized, and presented to the same judge.

She was inhumanly scourged, and Cyprian was torn with iron hooks.

After this they were both sent in chains to Diocletian, who commanded their heads to be struck off, which sentence was executed.

Reflection -If the errors and disorders of St. Cyprian show the degeneracy of human nature corrupted by sin and enslaved to vice, his conversion displays the power of grace and virtue to repair it.

Let us beg of God to send us grace to resist temptation, and to do His holy will in all things.

The first Christians made an ideogram out of it: that is, they took each letter of the word “I-c-h-t-u-s” to form other words related to Christ, “Iesus Christus Theou Uios Sôter”. This expression can be translated into “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior”.

This could be true, I have never seen such a thing, but I have no proof it isn’t true.

* According to the Bible, Christ transformed water into wine. It was a miraculous event. The sign of Pisces is a water sign.

* Sitting with His disciples at His last supper, He took bread and wine and said: “This is my body, this is my blood”. Since then, bread and wine are served as sacrifice during mass, and the priest receives communion under both kinds; during mass, he elevates wine and the white, pristine host, along with the chalice.

Wow, that information right there should tell us that we are in the Age of Pisces.

Christ often pronounced His teachings alongside a lake. Remember the miraculous draught of fishes: there again, a multitude of fish was caught by His disciples.

Christ was baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan river. Today, newborn babies are still baptized with water.

According to Tertullian, a Latin priest who lived in the 2nd century after Jesus Christ, a Christian born of baptismal waters is compared to a small fish, to the image of Christ Himself. For Tertullian, baptism is as essential to a Christian as water is to a fish.

No, baptism is not essential.  When someone is baptized they are doing in the honor of Jesus and is showing others that he or she loves Jesus.  But it is not necessary to get to heaven.

Baptism is like a wedding ring.  Wearing one does not make you married, it symbolized a marriage.

Also to be mentioned here is the Holy Water, available in churches, with which Christians cross themselves. Again, the importance of water is obviously present in the Church’s liturgy; this is easily understandable because the sign of Pisces is a water sign. Still today, priests sprinkle Christians who accompany them with Holy Water.

First off I need to point out that the Christians here are not Christians, but Catholics, there is a big difference.

And this Holy Water, you can purchase some Miracle Spring Water from Peter Popoff, he’ll mail it to you.  He also has a “Divine Transfer Kit.”

The sign of Pisces is associated with Neptune, with faith and divinity. During the Age of Pisces, all humanity was invited to believe in God. The lives of martyrs, strong believers, were ended in the worst tortures, as a proof of their faith.

The sign of Pisces is also associated with the sacred sites and sanctuaries that attract crowds of Christians who come to pray. Finally, a sign of divinity, of faith and also of heresy, the sign of Pisces is associated with religious conflicts and crusades, which notably occurred in the Middle Ages.

The “Enemies” were called “infidels”, in other words, “those who were not of our faith”. Christians then fought against enemies under the pretense that they did not share their religious convictions. These crusades were headed by pious, faithful, well-intentioned knights, all keyed up by religious fervor.

The wording there is incorrect, it says that “Christians then fought against enemies.”  It should be reworded to say, “Christians were attacked by their enemies.”

Since the Age of Pisces is not yet over, we still feel its effects: in fact, religious wars are still raging on in the world, although this phenomenon will progressively disappear as we are influenced by the Age of Aquarius.

Religious wars have been here forever because the devil is the one starting them, not the Age of Pisces. 

And remember that this article says, “this phenomenon will progressively disappear as we are influenced by the Age of Aquarius.”  That is not going to happen, the devil will never give up trying to destroy Christians.

Yet, there can be alterations, e.g., Rick Warren and his Chrislam, but the war against Jesus will never end until He returns.

The sign of Pisces also corresponds to the twelfth house of the zodiac, house of prayer, of reclusion. During the Age of Pisces, we witnessed the creation of monasteries: for a greater part, the lives of monks and members of numerous religious communities consisted of meditation and praying to God.

He Was Pierced for Our Transgressions

There were even cloistered religious communities whose members refused any contact with the outside world, preferring to devote themselves to spiritual activities.

The influence of the sign of Pisces, which represents reclusion, has also manifested itself in other similar concepts. For instance, purgatory or hell are both reclusive areas where the soul cannot communicate with God.

Purgatory does not exist it is a fabrication made up by the Catholics.  Pope Francis even says that if you follow him on Twitter then you will do less time in Purgatory when you die.

In fact, the sign of Pisces is the symbol of forgiveness, of secrecy, of reclusion. This is why, for centuries, Christians have confessed their sins, in secret, in a reclusive place (a confessional). It was the sacrament of pardon.

Christians don’t go to confessional, Catholics do and we confess our sins to other Christians and Christ, but only Jesus can forgive, not the Catholic priest.

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (Rom 10:9-10).

“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much (Jas 5:16).

The sign of Pisces is also associated with mercy: this is why Christians often asked God to have mercy on them. The “Kyrie Eleison” was in fact sung (“Lord, have mercy upon us”) at mass on Sundays.

Let us also point out that the feet are the body parts associated with the sign of Pisces, therefore symbolizing pilgrims on their journeys and missionaries who travelled to far-away lands to spread Christian faith.

To undertake a smaller-scale pilgrimage in their own area, people could always pray at the twelve Stations of the Cross in churches. Besides, on Maundy Thursdays, (a pagan even) a special ceremony is devoted to the washing of the feet of a dozen of the faithful by the Pope and by priests in their own parishes. 

The Age of Pisces was, in fact, a very spiritual one. The Pope is recognized as a spiritual leader, infallible, to whom we have to obey and in whom, along with God, we have to believe.

Just because someone believes in you doesn’t make you a good person , good at what you do, or save you from hell.  Some people believe in Obama.

The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III (825 B.C.) is from Nimrud and was discovered in 1846.
It stands 6.5 feet tall and commemorates Shalmanesar III’s conquests and depicts vassal kings paying tribute.

King Jehu of Israel is shown in Semitic dress bowing to the ground before the Assyrian ruler.

The Prophet Isaiah says, the tables will be turned, and all the world will know how much the Lord loves you and how wonderfully God cares for you.

Finally, let us point out that Venus, the planet of love, is exalted in the sign of Pisces: this is an influence of the message of love from Jesus Christ who died on the cross to redeem us, out of His love for us. He also taught us to love God with all our hearts and to love our neighbor as ourselves.

Yes, Jesus did teach that, but most people have selective hearing.

The Age of Aquarius

As previously seen, technically speaking, around the year 2,654, we will experience the Age of Aquarius to its maximum. Until then, we will feel its influence increasingly.

Oh no, I have thought that Jesus would return in my lifetime, I must be mistaken because who am I to argue with Benedict Elie (the author of this article).

It is an age characterized by technical progress, by technology, by spectacular inventions: printing, media, medication, internal combustion engines, automobiles, airplanes, rockets, electricity, electric lights, water heaters, telephones, radios, televisions, movies, photography, photocopiers, fax machines, watches, clocks, radars, telecommunications, Internet, information super-highways, satellites, high-tech household appliances, voice mail, answering machines, microwave ovens, computers, compact discs, CD-ROMs, magnetic cards, smart cards, automatic teller machines (ATMs), Walkman’s, stereo systems, tape recorders, video cassette recorders, headphones, projectors and more.

The above paragraph was written in 2004, which is after all of the above items were made.  Poor Benedict, he certainly isn’t a psychic, but might be a psycho.

Americans have even sent an astronaut to the moon. Our world no longer has any frontiers. In a certain way, we have gained a particular freedom that transcends the limits of space and time.

Isaiah 48

The influence of this age has also brought us the atomic bomb, divorce…

Scientists will take over from priests. We are already in a society based upon knowledge, information and communication. Soon, we will come to know real universal fraternity.

You mean knowledge hasn’t always been important?

The sign opposite Aquarius is the sign of Leo. This indicates to us that we must focus our efforts in the pursuit of excellence, perfection and mutual respect. During the Age of Aquarius, Man will really be the King of Creation, in the image of his Creator.

Our New Challenges

We are currently being influenced by the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius. In fact, we are progressively leaving the Age of Pisces and progressively entering the Age of Aquarius. We are therefore in a position midway between these two astrological ages.

The greatest challenge we will have to face is of a moral order. Indeed, we are leaving a period that lasted two thousand years, during which our spiritual lives were dictated by religious authorities.

Of a moral order?  Most of the world has forgotten what it means to have morals.  I guess we are in the Age of Aquarius because we aren’t dictated by religious authorities but crooked politicians and cops.

The influence of religions will lose ground in favor of personal moral standards. The problem is that we will need to make an effort to develop these new standards, for we will be engulfed in a technological world, as previously seen in the description of the Age of Aquarius. It will not be easy to build new moral standards; they will have to be personal and adapted to the new circumstances of life.

People and the United States have already built “their own” moral standards, such as homosexuality, massive drug use, perversion, pornography, pedophilia (the Catholics got monopoly here).

Religious dogma will be replaced by laws. Christian charity intended for the individual will be gradually replaced with services to the population, provided by public service workers. These new services will be controlled by laws and regulations.

In short, everything will be provided for, but in a public, secular way. Already, in several countries, health care, social services, education, etc. are provided by the State.

Benedict is talking about Socialism and it’s been in the works since 2008 in the White House.

In short, the State will increasingly acquire more importance at the expense of the churches. The State will also increasingly regulate our activities. Morally speaking, we will develop moral standards whose foundations will be based, for instance, on a Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

So much for “Separation of Church and State.”

Isaiah 47

Christian symbols (like Holy Water, for instance) will take on much less importance. Already, these days, few people go to Sunday service, and when we are in desperate need for money in order to survive, we increasingly turn first to social welfare, which is provided by the State.

Fewer people go to church for two reasons, the main reason is because more people are walking away from God and other is because most churches now days are crooked – they should run for office.

Your Mission on Earth

It is certainly appropriate to ask ourselves why we were born and what our mission is on earth. In this respect, the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius can shed light on this for us. In fact, we are currently in the Age of Pisces, while being influenced by the Age of Aquarius.

The influence of the Age of Pisces invites us to show love, goodness, mercy, compassion and generosity towards our fellow human beings.

In this respect, Jesus said to His apostles: “Love your neighbors as yourselves”. Moreover, the Lord’s prayer encourages us to “ask God to forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us”.

What is more, the influence of the Age of Aquarius invites us to show altruism and favor scientific, systematic or technological solutions. Those whose careers will be specialized in these fields will certainly be at an advantage.

The influence of the Age of Aquarius also started at the time of the French Revolution. The popular slogan at that time was “freedom, equality, fraternity”, three values that have influenced us since then.

Babylon trusted in sorcerers and astrologers.
All their idolatry, superstitions, and witchcraft will prove worthless; nothing will be able to save Babylon from God’s judgment.

In fact, what matters is to establish our freedom in a positive and constructive way, respecting the opinions and rights of others. Equality among humans is another objective to reach, notably in the economic world, which implies everybody having the same advantages and almost the same purchasing power.

Universal fraternity is, finally, another important objective to reach, in order to end wars and conflict among people and nations. Actually, Uranus is associated with the sign of Aquarius.

Sir William Herschel, an astronomer, discovered this planet in 1781, a few years before the French Revolution. At the same time, Uranus was transiting the sign of Leo associated with the Sun and France. Uranus itself is a symbol of sudden changes, progress, etc.

The Age of Aquarius invites us to elevate our souls through love of our fellow man and to take the scientific and technological means at hand to improve our comfort and well-being. Hence,

Man shall fully achieve his role on Earth by asserting himself as the King of Creation, attaining self-fulfillment and self-control, and controlling nature.

Mankind will never be the King of Creation, people’s self-control dwindles more and more each day, and we could never control nature that is God’s creation.

From an astrological point of view, two values represented by two opposite signs (and two planetary positions) are the focus of the Age of Aquarius: the Sun in Leo and Uranus in Aquarius. The Sun in Leo invites us to take care of ourselves, love ourselves and fully develop all our talents. Uranus in Aquarius invites us to show altruism and love others.

These two values (self-love and love of others) are not irreconcilable. Actually, we are encouraged to enjoy a just part of the benefits and joys of life in tune with ourselves and others. A fair balance is to be reached between one’s aspirations and needs and those of others. In the centuries to come, such fair balance should easily lead us down the path to happiness.

In short, these two ages invite us to broaden our souls by showing love towards our fellow human beings and by taking the available scientific and technological means to improve our well-being and comfort.

Therefore, Man will fully realize his role on earth by establishing himself as the King of Creation, by fulfilling himself, by being in control of himself and nature.

…the Book of Colossians.