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STAR our Speculations and Interpretations

October 7, 2012

On October 18, 2009 my father, Frank J. Surface, wrote the following article STAR – SCRIPTURAL – MY SPECULATIONS – INTERPRETATIONS. Today I am using dad’s post and including my writing along with it. Dad has been with the Lord for just over a year now.

I have studied the scriptures, the books of Genesis through the book of Revelation several times. Each time they puzzle me in that they are not in clear open language that is understandable by my feeble brain. The scriptures are filled with parables, codes, and very shady hidden and obscure meanings. It is very hard to try and find the true picture.

Dad was 78 years old when he wrote this article and I did not realize he was so old. I thought dad would live on for years to come. I agree with dad about the difficulty of figuring out all the scriptures. Not sure if the average Joe really can. However I am learning the scriptures are much more than just words. These words are God talking to you. Dad spoke of codes, who knows maybe so. The bible appears worded where it applies to each individual heart in special and unique ways.

There are many revisions to the KJV of the bible that clear this up, however, I trust my own interpretations more than those found in the revisions. There are times when reading these revisions of others I find that the total, the complete meaning to the scripture is sometimes totally changed.

Dad was a true believer of the KJV of the bible. He held this bible near and dear to his heart. Below is a photo of Dad’s bible. It is held together with various types of tape including duck tape. I’ve added a new leather cover and some tabs. Actually this bible is still in pretty good shape however, it would probably only be worth 50 cents in a yard or estate sale. It is this very bible Dad read from cover to cover over and over again for many years and I continue to use now. I do have several other revisions/translations and study bibles as well.

Dad's bible

In the scriptures Star is used to describe either the heavenly celestial bodies, the angels of God and Satan, Pagan gods, Fallen angels and inspirations of the heart. By understanding what the terms ‘Star, and Stars,’ mean, clears up what the parent scripture is in deed saying.

Numbers 24:16-17
[16] He hath said, which heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the most High, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:
[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.

In verse 16, the individual has fallen into a ‘trance’ after seeing a vision of the Almighty God. Not only have I made a study of ‘star and stars,’ but also on ‘Visions.’ That is for another writing, not now.

I have some opinions on this matter as well. Should one in the days of Noah for example, see a large television screen showing the happenings, and people of today, that person’s mind would not be able to accept it, and more than likely, he would simply pass out from overload.

I feel very strongly this is what has taken place here, the individual was exposed to a large monitor showing him something unbelievable.
What he has been shown was the coming forth of Jesus from the tribe of Jacob, and will rule with a rod of steel over the nation of Israel. These are shown as future happenings. In this case the ‘Star,’ is an individual, a human, Jesus. Therefore ‘Stars,’ in the scriptures are sometimes used to describe different individuals, or groups of individuals.

In Numbers, Dad was referring to Balaam, a sorcerer with a talking donkey, used by God to fortell the coming of Jesus. Dad went on to speculate how visions might have happened.

Amos 5:25-26
[25] Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?
[26] But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.

Here, God the Father is highly upset at the children of Israel, for what they were doing. They were worshipping other gods, and God the Father is a very jealous God. In this scripture, the ‘star,’ represents the pagan gods that they were in fact worshipping in spite of all God had done for them. So in this case, the ‘star,’ represents pagan gods.

In Amos the star represents a pagan God. Here the folks of Israel were sacrificing children to their gods Moloch and Chiun. Chiun was a god of the stars much like the Greek god Saturn. Whereas this star led away from God, later the Jews came up with The Star of David which led to God. The Star of David has six sides; North, East, West, South, Up, and Down. The center of this star is spirit.

Matt.2
[1] Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
[2] 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.

By giving verse 1 and 2 close study, logic must be used. What the wise men saw was an apparition, or possibly an angel who explained to these fellows about Jesus. In this case, what ever appeared to them is termed as a ‘star.’ I will assume that these images that are portrayed are mostly in human form. With future technology, this will be possible. Of course those of that day have no idea about modern technology of any sort. They would naturally assume that what they saw was real.

Mat 2: 7-8-9-10
[7] Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
[8] And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.

The king was very curious about the babe Jesus, and wanted to know when this ‘Star’ appeared to the wise men. Therefore, this image which appeared was that of a human, I assume, and the timing of his initial sighting is very important to the king.

[9] When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
[10] When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

This ‘Star,’ led the wise men to where the babe lay in his manger. Now tell me something, since when can a ‘Star,’ ‘stand over,’ anything? (Verse 9) To stand, one must have feet, legs and a body, they must possess a body in order to stand over anything. Therefore, this ’Star,’ was in my estimation a human of some sort. He had to have the outward coverings not recognizable to those of that day. Who can tell what the outer coverings of humanity will be in the future.

The wise men said, “for we have seen his star…” I think it is possible this star they saw was of God, part of the trinity thing. Dad questioned Matt 2:9 “Now tell me something, since when can a ‘Star’ stand over anything?” Here is where other versions of the bible say the star stopped over the place or hovered over the place. The KJV clearly states “Stood Over,” so Dad had reason to think the way he did. Maybe this star was more than a star. Maybe this star was God. For when the wise men saw the star again they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. Sure they had lost sight of the star for sometime, but if it was just seeing the star again I can imagine relief in finding their direction, but to rejoice in exceeding great joy seems a bit much. Now if the star was more than a star I can better understand such joy. This bright star, or maybe God in an illuminated form as in the mount of transfiguration, could easily be standing over the baby child. Can you imagine how a Christmas Card would look with God standing over the baby Jesus with the light being the Holy Spirit?

1 Cor 15:40-41
[40] There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
[41] There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.

Now, here are two scriptures which in a very dim way try to describe the difference of the various stars, or celestial and terrestrial bodies. However like all other scriptures, leaves much for the imagination. It in no way says nothing about human images, unless the terrestrial in some manner has that as a meaning. There are many scriptures which in some fashion or the other indicate a ‘star or stars’ as an angel, or groups of angels.

I believe this passage was referring to the new resurrected body we will have some day. Just as on earth how flesh differs, will our spiritual bodies differ in glory. As there are many different types of trees; there will be the oaks, pines, and elms of spiritual bodies; we will not all be the same.

2 Peter 1:17-18-19
[17] For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
[18] And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.
[19] We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

A ‘voice’ from heaven, now there is something which is wide open for speculation. In my mind’s eye I see above a low hanging cloud, what is termed today as a ‘UFO’ and from this comes that ‘voice’ beamed over a very highly amplified audio system of speakers, what those of that day hear. Of course they would naturally assume that this ‘voice’ is coming out of the skies above their heads, which of course it is, yet, it is a manufactured voice, not magical in any sense of the word.

In verse 19 an inspiration of the heart is deemed as a ‘star.’ Therefore not only angels, Christ Jesus, pagan gods are stars of one sort or the other, but emotions of the heart are as well.

Dad had learned a bit about cruising the net and would run across such things as UFO’s and so forth written extremely well appearing quite official. Dad was wise and simple at the same time. I remember a writing he did many years ago where he cited The National Enquire as an official source, as if citing The New York Times. Then again both of these papers are pretty much fictitious. The main thing to be noted here though, is in verse 19 where it is stated, …”the day star arise in your hearts.” Quite poetic actually. I like the way Dad referred to this as the Star = emotions of the heart.

Rev 2:25-26-27-28
[25] But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.
[26] And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
[27] And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
[28] And I will give him the morning star.

In this scripture, verse 28, there are no indications whatsoever as to what this ‘Morning Star’ may be. I would assume that it is the very powers of God, those of His nature. Therefore a ‘Star’ is able to symbolize that which is mystical in nature.

The term is used in this instance to throw one off, and not let him have any indication what so ever of what is being said. Only speculation can be used in this case.

Rev 8:9-10-11
[9] And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
[10] And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
[11] And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

When Jesus bursts through the skies with his highly armed fighting force, there will be a war of such magnitude that the world will have never witnessed before in all the ages of man. The forces of Satan, the then ruling class, who own the world, having at their command the military of all nations, will do their best to try and destroy the might of Jesus Christ.

There will be air wars far in the high heavens between space craft of such force that all the heavens will be effected by their destructive powers. In the process, many of these vehicles of destruction, will themselves be destroyed, and will fall to the earth. Their radioactive debris will then contaminate a third part of the earth. All of these space machines of war, are lumped together in one term, a ‘star titled Wormwood.’

Rev.9
[1] And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
[2] And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

Now we get right down to the nitty-gritty of the matter. This ‘star’ is identified as ‘HE,’ in my very limited knowledge, that would indicate a male, a man, an angel. So, this ‘star’ is humanoid in build. He has a very specific job to do, to open the ‘bottomless’ pit. Due to this action all the heavens are darkened, so that the sun and moon are blackened, an
action that is referred to many times through out the prophetic scriptures.

The term ‘star’ is used in the scriptures to cover a multitude of things, sort of reminds me of one of my past experiences. Up through the years I had a sharp pain in my side. After leaving the military, I approached this certain doctor about it. He termed it as a ‘Spastic Colon.’ No matter the pains I came to him with, he would always say it was due to the ‘spastic colon.’ However the pain became so bad I had to go to the emergency room. It turned out that the ‘spastic colon,’ was in true fact a ruptured appendix, which nearly took me out of the world.

[3] And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
[4] And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

According to verses 3 and 4 of Rev 9 one had better be prepared by having the ‘seal of God in their foreheads.’ I would assume that this would mean to have been baptized by God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, to be a true Christian, one that has accepted Jesus as their Savior. Otherwise nothing but torment can be foreseen in the future.

Rev 22:13-14-15-16
[13] I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
[14] Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
[15] For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
[16] I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

Jesus Christ is the ‘bright morning Star’ in this case. The very Son of God is a ‘Star.’ So, this shows that humans when they meet the requirements and become brothers to Jesus, are also able become a ‘Star.’

This is the end to my search on the term ‘Star’ my next series will be on the ‘Stars’ plural.

10-18-9 — Frank J. Surface —

I truly miss my Dad so much. In reality I should rejoice for Dad has passed through the valley of death onto the side of Life. Eventually we will all be there on the other side where all the mysteries will be revealed to us. I wonder if we will remember earth and our time on it. I do not remember the time in my mother’s womb.

I will now complete this post I have shared from my Dad. Dad had written many posts on this blog and in time I will go through many of them and try again and again to share a combined post. A star has arisen in my heart as I think of my Dad, the bright and morning star that he now is.

10-7-2012 – Preston M. Surface –

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