THE LESSER SHEEPFOLD AND THE END-TIME DELIVERANCE OF THE ELECT AT BOZRAH BY THE RETURNING MESSIAH.
A study by Gavin Finley
THE FINAL GATHERING OF ALL THE SAINTS BY MESSIAH WAS SEEN IN THE CONSTELLATIONS OF THE STARS. ONE SNAPSHOT IN THE HEAVENS OF THIS GLORIOUS EVENT IS IN THE LITTLE DIPPER WHICH GOES BY ITS ANCIENT NAME OF THE 'LESSER SHEEPFOLD'.The breakout of God's people by the returning Messiah as "the Breaker" is an untold story. Bible teachers neglect it entirely. Yet it was spoken of by the prophet Micah in Micah 2:12-13. Isaiah also tells the story of the return of Messiah at a place, (or places), known as Bozrah, which in Hebrew means 'sheepfold'. This epic story of Messiah's return and this awesome deliverance of His Elect from the confines of a sheepfold is also pictured for us in the heavens. The travail of the woman of Revelation 12, her exile at Bozrah, a place under end-time Edomite jurisdiction, and the magnificent apocalyptic Bozrah Deliverance are all showcased in Holy Scripture. The same stories and dramas are told in the heavens. We see the Breaker at the sheepfold, the chained woman Andromeda, and many other eternal, and apocalyptic themes. Truly the heavens declare the glory of God. This deliverance aspect of the Second Coming of Christ as He comes to break out His people from the sheepfold of Bozrah is clearly seen in the constellation of the Little Dipper, (see above).
The ancient name for the 'Little Dipper' or 'little bear',('Ursa Minor') is the Lesser Sheepfold. The picture the ancient people saw is of the Messiah coming to His people even as a shepherd comes to the sheepfold in the morning. In the poetic imagery the saints have been penned up in a sheepfold during the night. From the name 'Bozrah' we not only know that it is a sheepfold or place of incarceration and protection, but also that it owned by the wild sons of Esau, or the Edomites. Here is the story as we see it in the imagery.
As the Messiah comes into the fold at the dawn of a new day the sheep gather around Him. They are pressing in all around Him as 'The Breaker' opens a Way out of the sheepfold to let His sheep go out to pasture. In this picture in the stars we are given even more information. The handle of the Little Dipper shows the Messiah has broken His sheep out. He is leading them out of the lesser sheepfold and away from the encircling Dragon represented in the heavens by the huge serpentine constellation of Draco. There is a stream of sheep leaving the lesser sheepfold. This is represented by the handle of the 'little dipper'.
Our returning Messiah is at the head of it all! Polaris, the North Star, or 'turning star', is a picture of Christ our Messiah. The polar star has been well known down through history. This great star has been used by ocean navigators down through time. They depended on the North Star to steer their vessels at night.
Our Messiah is at the center of the starry host the axis of rotation of the earth is presently aimed towards Polaris, the North Star.
The axis of the earth goes through a precession much like the axis of a spinning top wobbles around in a circle. The passage of this precession of the North Celestial Pole is is represented by the blue arc in the chart above. It takes 26,000 years for this precession of this northern axis of the earth, or the north celestial pole, to describe a complete circle through the heavens.
This is where it begins to get interesting. Over four millennia ago, at the time of the Flood of Noah, the axis of the earth, (or north celestial pole), was aimed right at Draco. This is the constellation of the Dragon, (or Satan). As it left Draco, (two or three hundred years later), our spiritual father Abraham was leaving the idolatrous city of Ur.
Two millennia ago, at the time of Christ, the north celestial pole had passed the midway point. It was precessing onwards and was then halfway towards the North Star.
Where does the axis of the earth point today? Today it is pointing very close to Polaris. During the early part of this new millennium the north celestial pole will be aimed right at Polaris, the North Star.
These constellations, combined with the precession of the earth's axis, are telling us a story here. Spiritually our Messiah will soon be coming to be the center of our universe. And in this marvelous picture in the constellations our delivering Messiah is at the head of it all. Indeed, He is the One upon whom all the others stars turn.
Our returning Messiah is the "Breaker". A stream of stars are seen following Him as He breaks through and leads His sheep out of the lesser sheepfold and onwards to His pasture. The sheep stream out of the sheepfold with the Messiah at their head. - Mic.2:12-13
This is a magnificent picture of the Second Coming of Christ. Why have we not seen it before? Our Messiah will return to deliver His hard pressed people staging this magnificent breakout from Esau's sheepfold at Bozrah.
This is not idle starry eyed speculation. Nor is it 'private interpretation'. The Holy Scriptures tell the very same story. The very same Bozrah deliverance is seen in Micah.2:12-13 where we see the Messiah come back to us as "The Breaker". This awesome story is further laid out for us in Isaiah 63. It is also alluded to in Matthew 11:12.
This aspect of the return of Christ is untaught. Our Bible teachers have not yet brought out this awesome aspect of the Second Coming. But here in the constellations and in Micah 2:12-13 our God is laying out an awesome story of deliverance. It is a grand adventure even amidst the events of the end-time. This end-time drama also begins to take us into a deeper romance with our Lord Jesus. This high drama will come right at the climax of this age. It will eclipse the former gathering of God's people out of Egypt and the deliverance at the Red Sea crossing. And yet the same "Song of Moses" will be sung at the end. - Rev.15:2-3 Truly this spectacular break-out of God's Elect will be the most glorious deliverance this world has ever seen.