His Star in the East – Stranger than a UFO

December 19, 2009 by  
Filed under Christ, UFOs and Bible Prophecy

Some make the mistake of calling the star that appeared following the birth of Jesus a UFO.  If you dig into the ancient texts, the reality is much stranger and more wonderful.

There came wise men from the east to Jerusalem saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him – Matthew 2:1-2

One of the titles given to Daniel was Rab-mag, the Chief of the Magi. Daniel apparently entrusted a messianic vision (to be announced in due time by a "star") to a secret sect of the Magi for its eventual fulfillment. -- Khouse.org

The wisemen in this story are not the three quaint figures as seen in a plastic nativity scene, but were in fact a much larger group of “Magi” who were a particular priestly sect in the Medo-Persian Empire. Six hundred years earlier a Jewish man named Daniel introduced this group of Magi to the prediction of a Messiah – the Son of God who would come. Daniel was referred to as Rab-mag, the Chief of the Magi (Daniel 6).  Daniel was an expert in the Mazzeroth, the story of God’s creation written in the constellations. The Babylonian corruption of the Mazzeroth become the Zodiac and astrology of today- which is very different than the Mazzeroth. The Mazzeroth laid out the story of Jesus – From the virgin who bore him (the constellation Virgo) to his ultimate future kingship as the Lion of the tribe of Judah (the Constellation Leo).

I propose that for 600 years the teachings begun with Daniel were passed down through the ranks of this group of Magi, so that when the “star” appeared to them, they knew exactly what was going on; the Messiah had been born. This was no astronomical star; it moved and appeared over the small humble house where the toddler Jesus was living. Yet it was not some kind of spacecraft as we understand it. The sign had been expected for over 600 years. When Jesus came to the earth for the first time it was not a surprise to the Magi; his star was identified and long expected, not at all what we now call UFOs.

Hundreds of years before the star of Christ appeared over these verse were written in the Bible:

Numbers 24

17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.

Isaiah 60

1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

Who Were the Magi? by Chuck Missler –  Khouse.org

Uncovering The Mazzeroth – Berean Bible Study


4 Comments on "His Star in the East – Stranger than a UFO"

  1. Steve on Wed, 14th Jan 2009 8:34 am 

    Thanks for your insightful articles and materials. I have been a Bible teacher and missionary for some 20 years. The last 10 in Asia. L A Marzulli I have head on some of your podcasts.

    As an unbeliever many years ago I got messed up in the occult Rosicrucianism, and witchcraft and I distinctly remember seeing what I would now call a UFO.

  2. Chipper Smith on Sat, 1st Aug 2009 7:44 am 

    Hi, its my first time on your website. I really enjoy many of your articles. I want to make 3 points that you might want to address. 1. Many people are hung up on prophecy, and observances, or scaling taboos. Many people are trying to do all they can to get into Heaven or avoid going to hell. What is missing in all of this is “Love for God.” If people are serving God so they can be in Heaven someday, or serving God so they wont be in Hell someday, Whose best interests are they really serving?
    2. Many people if you ask them to describe what Heaven will be like, they mention streets of gold, pearly gates, departed loved ones, singing angels etc. What if you were placed in a realm with all of the things I just described? Would you be happy for all eternity? Many would jump to say “Yes!’ But think about it:……If you walked on streets of gold for a million years, wouldn’t they be reduced to just something you walk on? And soon all the other elements would fade in your appreciation. But what if I took all those elements away and put you in the presence of Almighty, infinite God? Wouldn’t that alone keep you in perfect peace and happiness for all eternity? When in the presence of the LORD of Hosts how are you even going to notice even peripherally any of those material things? Without God there is no heaven! Heaven is not the reward, heaven is where you receive the real reward which is God! “The LORD told Abraham, I am your shield and exceedingly great reward.”
    The first thing that ought to be in our minds when considering Heaven is to be in the presence of our loving Father and creator, not streets of gold, etc.
    3. There is such a disdain for the word of God in our modern day world. God spoke the universe into existence. The Holy Spirit endowed people with the information to write into the Bible. Now people want to put their own twist on the word of God so that it will reach others. It will always be God’s word, and never your twist that accomplishes the will of God. If you have a full strength solution and you mix it with any thing else, you only serve to dilute it. And never be afraid to use the word of God for your lack of ability in speaking, or inventivness. When we echo the words of God, they are still as powerful as when they were first spoken.
    And like our universe which is ever expanding, the word of God continues to grow more powerful, and reach further and further as it echoes into eternity.
    Lastly, Considering Who and What God is, wouldn’t it be absolutely wrong not to at least tell God everyday that you love Him? Have you? Now that you have considered this, will you start? “You shall Love the LORD your God with all of your heart, soul, and might.”
    Amen and blessings to you all
    Chipper L. Smith Big Spring Tx

  3. drywind on Sun, 2nd Aug 2009 11:23 am 

    Chipper – You are so right. It is the LOVE of God via Jesus that is first and foremost. As Paul says, prophecies will pass away but the Love God freely gives us will never pass away.
    A great deal on this site deals with the weird and prophetic. The bottom line these things should tell us is that God’s plan for our lives is real and he loves us!
    We only have the acknowledge Jesus and his free gift to receive all that God has for us.

  4. drywind on Sat, 19th Dec 2009 11:46 pm 

    Please take a look at L.A. Marzulli’s DVD “The Star of Bethlehem
    The Star of Bethlehem

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