The Coming Lord of Harvest
“Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud. ‘Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.’” Rev 14:14-15
In this last decan of Chapter One Virgo, we see the fulfillment of the great Seed-Promise – that one would come and bear the penalty of the sin of those who so brutally rejected him. And by that gracious act, he becomes their Lord, sending them out to tell others the good news. He becomes the Lord of the Harvest, gathering in the ripened fruit of the souls of men, teaching them in turn to become willing instruments of peace and love. This is the message of Bootes. He is a man, kneeling as though one of his feet has been bruised. This takes us back to the great seed promise found in Genesis 3:15:
“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and You shall bruise His heel.”
The Big Picture
We will see an exact representation of this Seed Promise later in OPHIUCUS and SCORPIO, but for now, it is interesting to note that any pictorial representation found in the star chart of Christ in a position held after his death and resurrection will always be of a man kneeling, as if injured in the foot (heel). This is reinforced by one particular star in this constellation. Notice the very last star name mentioned in the box. The ancient Hebrew name for the star called Merga is actually translated bruiser!
The Gospel Truth
Jesus Christ is indeed the Lord of the Harvest the One who, with “his sons” (believers) will inherit all of creation. Only by his willingness to suffer the ridicule of the religious hypocrites of his day (and their contemporary disciples of today) could He become the “first-fruits” of the new creation. He then becomes the true “Lord of the Harvest.” One of the most important aspects of the gospel is the truth concerning the Lord’s suffering. In Bootes is seen the fulfillment of the great “Seed Promise.” The promise that one would come who would suffer some brutality and yet would ultimately defeat Satan. Because He is able to fulfill this prophecy, He becomes Lord of the Harvest, reaping the great reward of the souls of those He loves.
The Star Names
Pay close attention to the names of the stars in each constellation. They will ALWAYS back up the message in The Gospel Truth above.
BOOTES (H) – “the coming”; Smat (E) – “one who rules”; Bau (E) – “the coming one”; Arcturus (H) – “He cometh”; Al Katurops (H) – “the branch, treading under foot”; Mirac (H) – “the coming forth as an arrow”; Mizar or Izar – “preserver” ; Muphride (H) – “who separates”; Nekkar (H) – “the pierced”; Merga (H) — “bruiser”