God created the lights in the firmament of the heaven “for signs,” says Genesis 1:14, but what do they signify? According to the late Dr. D. James Kennedy, “God gave to all the world a proclamation of the Gospel in the stars,” and he wrote about that proclamation in his book, The Real Meaning of the Zodiac.
Revealed in the names and order of the stars in the great “Mazzaroth” (Hebrew for the constellations of the zodiac) is the marvelous first evangel, the protevangelium, the message that the Seed of the woman would destroy the seed of the serpent.
According to Arabic tradition, the ancient understanding of the signs of the Mazzaroth came from the Christ line of Seth and Enoch, the son and grandson of Adam. By contrast, astrology developed at the Tower of Babel as a satanic corruption to distort the heavenly revelation. In The Real Meaning of the Zodiac, Dr. Kennedy discloses the original message of the constellations, the heavenly proclamation of the Gospel, in all of its detail, its beauty, and its confirmation of the Gospel revealed in Scriptures.
His purpose, he noted, was “To preach the old, old story of the glad tidings with a new voice that resounds from the very vault of Heaven so that in some way I may catch the attention and then the hearts of some hearers whose ears may have become dull to chapter and verse.”