The Moon

The Moon is the most beautiful of all the celestial objects that can be seen from the earth. Its soft poetic light has been written about and praised by men for ages.
Mankind has observed it’s effect on many aspects of life. The most obvious of these is the correlation to women’s menses. The effect on the soul or mind of men has also been observed. The word lunatic was first used by our ancestors to mean someone whose soul was greatly effected by the moon.
The Hebrew word for moon is “yareach” which means wanderer, which is most appropriate for the moon is never still; it changes its position and its appearance every evening. The Psalms tell us that God appointed the moon for seasons. (Psalm 104:19)
Many ancient peoples based their calenders on the lunar month of approximately 29 days. They observed that a woman’s menses returned to her in the same time span as the moon’s cycle and therefore the moon became in their beliefs, female. The Greeks called the moon by a woman’s name, Selene.
The dreamer Joseph in the Hebrew scriptures, dreamed of the sun and the moon and eleven stars bowing down to himself and the interpretation of the dream was given as the sun being representative of his earthly father, the moon as his mother, and the eleven stars as his brothers. The moon being interpreted as female is prominent in many ancient cultures.
Moses strictly warned the children of Israel against the practice of worshiping the heavenly bodies of the sun, moon, and stars. But his warnings went unheeded. The Israelites fell into worshiping the moon as well as the other bodies in the heavens like the peoples living around them.
God created the moon to give light upon the earth. Its soft light to rule the night, so different from that of the brilliant sun. It was God’s love for man that caused Him to create the earth and to set it in such a beautiful and beneficial relationship to the sun, moon and stars.
The Psalmist wrote…O give thanks unto the Lord … to him that made great lights: for His mercy endures forever: the sun to rule by day: for His mercy endures forever: the moon and stars to rule by night: for His mercy endures forever. Psalms 136:1, 7-9
Man’s insistence on trusting in his own wisdom led the ancients to attribute great power to the moon. When man trusts in the power and love of their Creator, he sees it in all that is around him. It is not the power of the moon that directly influences mens minds or women’s menses, it is the power of the Creator within the created order, set as an object lesson to teach mankind of His eternal truths.
For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things which are made, even His eternal Godhead; so that they are without excuse: because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. …Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. Romans 1:20-21….25
When we look to the world and it’s knowledge we must see it in light of God’s truths. This is wisdom. Mankind has discovered much in our age. We have gone from being so awestruck that we worshiped the moon, to being indifferent to the wisdom and beauty of creation because now we can explain it.
We now know the moon is not covered in seas and we know its effect on earth is caused by the physical law of gravity. Somewhere in between making the moon a god, and finding it to be a chunk of rock we have lost the truth that God is showing us in His creation. We have forgotten how to be awestruck by His power in creating and His love for us contained in that creation. We are now the gods, for we have taken apart creation and understand its workings.
We have examined it and explained it all. We feel we no longer need God. We are as foolish as our ancestors were when they thought of the moon as a god……for we are still not seeing the Truth.

The Moon


Joined February 2008

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We have gone from viewing the moon as a goddess to seeing it as only a chunk of rock….which is the truth?

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