The stars revealed a mystery to astrologers many years ago. They discovered a promise hidden in the galaxies and foretold centuries previous, to a nomad called Abraham. As they looked up at the same stars they heard the echo of a voice from down the ages saying “Promises”. The fulness of time caused this promise to be fulfilled and the stars responded. The wise men looked up at an open heaven, crisp in the night and stumbled upon the birthing of the New Age. These astral lights that the Magi were studying had felt the resonance of visitation ripple across the universe. Something had come, someone was here! Incarnation.
Heaven fixed its eyes on a small town on the fringe of the Roman Empire and it became the centre of the universe. Stars moved and shifted in response. Something was up! The Government of God visited the earth remembering this prophecy “I will bless you richly and I will give you countless descendants, as many as there are stars in the sky… ” (Gen 22.17)
So the stars have declared this Promise above the earth. Since the time of Abraham right through to the day of the Magi they spoke of mystery. Its light led these inquisitors on a trail following after its mystery. The mystery was a promise and a promise about a Coming New Age. An age of Fathers, of Blessing, Rest and of Grace. It is an age of union and of restored relationship, of freedom from a labour camp to the rest of unbroken companionship in a Garden. The Age of Salvation.
And dwelling on Genesis 22.17 Paul realised this Promise would only be realised by Faith. He wrote:
8 Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you” so those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. 10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse”. (Gal 3)
Only faith could see the fulfillment of this promise and the Dawning of the New Age. It was given through faith. Hebrews 3.19 is pretty clear – Humanity couldn’t enter the promise, they couldn’t see the filfillment of it because of their unbelief. And even when humanity mustered up some faith we put it in stone statues and idols instead of Jehova!
We had a problem. We were drowning in unbelief, covered by a curse and dying. The Promise of the New Age needed Faith. And so we waited.
And then birthed amongst animals was a gift given by the Godhead. The Gift of Faith had come. The Faith Of God. Faith that caused the completion of the Promise.
23 Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. 24 So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. 25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. 26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.
The astrologers followed one star, in search of one Seed. When they found the stable they heard the cry of a new born baby and this was the sound of Heaven invading Earth. The mystery unravelled before their eyes: Immanuel. What had been hidden from previous ages was made known. They understood they were in the Presence of God.
“The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,”[i] meaning one person, who is Christ.” (Gal 3) One Star led to One Bright Morning Star, Jesus Christ and wisemen made in the image of the King were remembered as Kings.
Christ’s birth brought about the Dawning of a New Age. A rebirth took place for humanity and we were given what God had all along: Rest, Blessing, Family, Grace and Victory. Now that faith has come we are able to rest above the stars with the Father of Lights, High and Lifted up in the Brightness of a New Age.
It is the Age of the Children of God. A New Covenant made with the human race, discovered by Astrologers one starry night.