His Fixed Order of the Sun, Moon and Stars

This is a post that came about in a matter of minutes...  I had sent the photo above to a friend earlier, and just now as I again pondered the picture and the words this thought occurred to me:
What is a fixed order? 

To this reader of God's Word it seems to be the God-determined pattern of the sun, moon, and stars in our sky.  A locked-in logical pattern in those beautiful dots of light above our head that cannot be changed.  That is why God is able to use the stars for signs and for appointed times (Gen 1:14)... It is a giant clock!  A giant, beautiful, complex, and precise timepiece.
So then I wondered if there was a fixed order regarding how God talks about these celestial bodies in the Bible as well?  Sure enough there is... 
It goes in this pattern:

1st - Sun
2nd - Moon
3rd - Stars

In the picture above you can see Jeremiah 31:35 has this pattern.

1 Corinthians 15:41 also has it...
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.
Luke 21:25 too...
And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves
Deuteronomy 4:19 has this fixed order as well...
And beware lest you raise your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, you be drawn away and bow down to them and serve them...
Joel 3:21 does....
The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.
Psalm 148:3 does too...
Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars!
And last but not least, of course you know that Revelation 12:1 has it ...
And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
And there are more examples, many more, all with the same pattern!  The same fixed order

But what does it mean?  Why did He put this fixed order in the wording of the Bible? 

To me it shows us that our God is a God of Order (1 Cor 14:33). 
Also, that nothing is random. 

Certainly not the stars. 
Certainly not His Word.

We can TRUST His order of these things because it is His, and He has fixed it.

I hope this encourages you today.  Let me know your thoughts...  -Brad


  1. Good observation! Two incorruptible sources of information:

    1. God's Word
    2. The sun, moon, and stars

    1. Thanks Gary. It's a small thing, but I thought it was cool. God is so cool!

  2. Well put together, Brad. Neither are the fulfillments of the chronological Appointed Times random. Neither is the rapture a random event. There is a fixed clock and a fixed calendar. The clock is the sun, moon and stars - and the calendar events are the Appointed Times. It is all throughout scripture. It cannot be any clearer to those with eyes to see. How few of us there are.

    1. He is in charge of it ALL....big and small.
      "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father." - Matt 10:29

    2. Gloire à l'Éternel YHWH! Now we are apart from one another, but HE will soon gather us together "even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings" and "and so shall we ever be with the Lord" Daniel

  3. And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars

    The great celestial/astrological/'in heaven'/horoscope sign of a Woman in the sky/heaven is the ONLY distinctly and specifically FEMININE figure, VIRGO, the chronological span between mid-August to mid-September, when humanity has been harvested like CROPs in WWI and WWII. The translation here is faulty and the punctuation bad. Virgo is a woman VEILED -comma- not 'clothed' in the sense of 'not bare, not naked', but in the sense of a piece of 'cloth', a VEIL, keeping her identity covered or awkwardly said 'cloth-ed', past tense non-grammatical for our modern speech.

    The dénouement of The Word of God/ancient Heb. ElSheba/GodWord/Word of God a.k.a. Name of God/ Pledge of God/Promise of God/Oath of God/"seven" the sigil of the illiterate signed as his Word of Honour/Oath, linked or Chained (Rev. 20:1) in educated thought to Latin 'septus', as in SEPTEMBER, the 7th month in the Julian calendar, coequal ElSheba:Mod. Eng. Elisabeth, the Book of REVELATION links properly to the ancient belief one could not look directly upon the face of "God" and live, for mortal senses could not withstand the monumental sense of awe and reverence that would overcome a human being come face to face with Divinity, hence a VEIL shields the viewer from fatal shock. "Revelation" derives from the word re-veil, a term that means doubly to cover up with a veil in order NOT to see, AND AS WELL its converse, to draw back the veil in order to see. Better start getting ready to get ready to get ready for Rev. 22: 4, a moment that will be sweet in your mouth but bitter to digest, Rev. 10:9 after 10, 000 years in error conflating yourselves as MEN with the "god" source, the Prime Energy, you made in your own masculinist image from sheer male vanity.

    This woman born on the TWELFTH of SEPTember (the 12 in the Aug time span is astrological sign LEO, hence ruled out), twelve and seven being the two holiest numbers in biblical narrative, will have the name "Word of God", as foretold Rev. 19:12, will be geographically identifiable by livery colours of white banded in red, v.13, ALSO foreseen Rev. 7:13-14, and like those Judgment Day happy gate-crashers, the great multitude that no one could count (N.B.: not the sanctimonious, anal-retentive, neurotic ultra-Orthodox Jews, the 12,000 self-selected from each of the ret of the doomed Twelve Tribes, the 'saved' coldly waiting for even their own religiously-inferior tribesmen to be fried for their 'sins'), this Parousian 'rider' will correlate with an arborous symbol, Rev. 22: 2 a "LEAF of the Tree, which is for the healing of the nations". Fabulous ARTISTIC UNITY you'll note, the book opening with a fabled tree in the legendary "Garden of Eden" and manifesting in a "Tree of Life", a branching of and growth of Knowledge that triumphs (... can I hope?) over arcane, mentally-stunting, momentous and growing Mohammedanic ignorance (ref: Rev. 16:12-13 -FALSE PROPHET, Rev. 19:19-20 -False Prophet , Rev. 20:10 -False Prophet).

  4. Furthermore, "The sun, moon, and stars" struck down from the heaven, so that a third of them turned dark as per Rev. 8:12, is a reference to the kill ratio of major combatants in WWII, when MantheBeast revealed his inhumanity to his fellowman, and nations dog piled on one another to satisfy the revenge impulse or prove dominance. The locusts, Rev. 9:2 that rose from the smoke and were told to eat no vegetation, no GRASS, NO PLANT, NO TREE were fueled by HORSEPOWER, as foretold Rev. 9: 2. Had the WORD airplane then existed circa 95CE, I would have used it, but the people of that time would not have known what was being described, would not have grasped the concept, just as you do not grasp the clairvoyant concept now. Plagues of LOCUSTS the primitives could understand as a reference but not these fuselage markings on the RAF planes, that Egyptian hieroglyph of the SUN as seen from Earth relative to the blue sea and 'white/colourless' air (also variations in French markings), OR the MOON as the rising sun of the Japanese fuselage mistaken by scrambling frightened civilians as a big ol' orange Harvest moon OR the STARS adorning fighter craft of the USA, Soviet Russia and others, both Allied Forces and enemy powers. Of 10 planes sent on a mission, pilots knew 3 would definitely not return to base later that day. Their 'lights' went dark in a ratio of 3 of 10, or 3.3, roughly a third falling from the sky. The Canadian Veterans association produced that statistic.

  5. Dear Brad, thank you for your thoughts here! It made me search for the Hebrew word for "fixed order" in my KJV bible tool (which is 'mybible' app), there's in both verses 35-36 the word "ordinances" for it.

    Interestingly, the Hebrew original words in Jeremiah 31,35 and 36 are different; v.35 is 'chuqquah' H2708 (feminine from H2706 choq) = statute, ordinance, limit, enactment, sth prescribed (BDB Def.) / appointed, custom manner (Strongs Def.); v.36 is 'choq' H2706 = from H2710 'chaquaq' meaning sth engraved, portrayed, scribed / cut (i.e. law into stone or metal tablets); appointed, sth prescribed (task, portion, action, due, limit, boundary), enactment, decree (civil law or in general) both from BDB or Strongs Def. I could not write down all of it, very broad meaning. I always look up the original language because translation can fail in meaning or intention.

    You get an impression from that, a 'choq'/'chuqqah' in this context of celestial bodies is sth appointed and fix (yes, like a clockwork but with a law / prescription behind), it cannot be changed by men in any manner. It is so to say Gods engravement on His tablet of firmament. Praise Him for this eternal wisdom and blessings to all of you!

    1. Thank you for looking deeper at the original words Annabel! Great info!!

  6. Dear Brad, here's another video that perfectly fits here to your thoughts and the "fixed order" (= telling Rev12+13 only from constellations!) https://youtu.be/0ip7dxC-Lus

  7. Great observations, Brad. I love how the LORD God appeals to the fixed order of the sun, moon, and stars to affirm His covenant promises to the descendants of Israel. Just as we cannot manipulate or change the fixed order of the heavens, so also we cannot prevent the LORD from making good on His covenant promises to Israel—sorry about it replacement folks.

    1. I agree Jeff. If God has supposedly given up permanently on Israel due to their sins like some believe and teach (and has gone back on His word to them and revoked His promises to them) well then what guarantee do we have that he won't give up on us due to our sins and revoke our promises?? I truly believe that Micah 5:3-4 shows that God will return his full focus to Israel after the Rev12 Sign and prior to the Millennium.


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