The church is a hunter

It is the LORD who created the stars, the Pleiades and Orion.
Amos 5:8
I got this idea that the church is like Orion. You know, the costellation named after a Greek demi-god. His dad was Poseidon and his mom was a mortal. He was a hunter, a lover, a song writer, and a story teller. He had a dog that followed him around named Sirius. You can easily spot Orion's belt of three stars.

E. W. Bullinger, a theologian who lived a hundred years ago, wrote a lot of interesting things about Orion: The Hebrew word is Chesil which means a hero, a strong one, or a giant. Of the 78 stars that make up Orion, their names help us to define who Orion is:
"The brightest, a (in the right shoulder), is named Betelgeuz, which means the coming (Mal 3:2) of the branch.

The next, b (in the left foot), is named Rigel, or Rigol, which means the foot that crusheth. The foot is lifted up, and placed immediately over the head of the enemy, as though in the very act of crushing it. Thus, the name of the star bespeaks the act.

The next star, g (in the left shoulder), is called Bellatrix, which means quickly coming, or swiftly destroying.

The name of the fourth star, d (one of the three in the belt), carries us back to the old, old story, that this glorious One was once humbled; that His heel was once bruised. Its name is Al Nitak, the wounded One. * Similarly the star k (in the right leg) is called Saiph, bruised, which is the very word used in Genesis 3:15, thus connecting Orion with the primeval prophecy. Like Ophiuchus, he has one leg bruised; while, with the other, he is crushing the enemy under foot.

* The star z (in the belt) is called Mintaka, dividing, as a sacrifice (Lev 8:2).

This is betokened by other stars named Al Rai, who bruises, who breaks (as in Cepheus); and Thabit (Hebrew), treading on.

Other (Arabic) names relate to His Person: Al Giauza, the branch; Al Gebor, the mighty; Al Mirzam, the ruler; Al Nagjed, the prince; Niphla (Chaldee), the mighty; Nux (Hebrew), the strong. Some names relate to His coming, as Betelgeuse and Bellatrix, as above; Heka (Chaldee), coming; and Meissa (Hebrew), coming forth.

Such is the cumulative testimony of Orion's stars, which, day after day, and night after night, show forth this knowledge. "

Interesting stuff! I found tons of information on Orion and the above was just an example.
He is a hunter. He's on the move. He is engaged. He is noticed by friends and enemies.


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