Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023

Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, TX

What does the Bible say about wonder and awe?

Luke 5:26 ESV – And amazement seized them all, and they glorified God and were filled with awe, saying, “We have seen extraordinary things today.”

Exodus 15:11 ESV – “Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?”

Psalm 33:8 – Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!

Hebrews 12:28 ESV – Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,

Proverbs 9:10 ESV – The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

Psalm 86:8-10 ESV – There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours. All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name. For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.

Romans 15:13 ESV – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

King David

Psalms 8:3-9 (NKJV)When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, All sheep and oxen— Even the beasts of the field, The birds of the air, And the fish of the sea That pass through the paths of the seas. O LORD, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth!

Isaiah 60:1-22Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.

2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.

3 The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.

4 “Lift up your eyes all around, and see: They all gather together, they come to you; Your sons shall come from afar, And your daughters shall be nursed at your side.

5 Then you shall see and become radiant, And your heart shall swell with joy; Because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you. 6 The multitude of camels shall cover your land,

Look at verse 19

19 “The sun shall no longer be your light by day, Nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you; But the Lord will be to you an everlasting light, And your God your glory.

20 Your sun shall no longer go down, Nor shall your moon withdraw itself; For the Lord will be your everlasting light, And the days of your mourning shall be ended.

21 Also your people shall all be righteous; They shall inherit the land forever, The branch of My planting, The work of My hands, That I may be glorified.

22 A little one shall become a thousand, And a small one a strong nation. I, the Lord, will hasten it in its time.”

Just like Isaiah chapter 60 is all about a theme God wants us to understand, there is a constellation in heaven that represents that same theme – Orion.

The best time to see Orion is in late January at 9 p.m., but you can actually see him long before that and way afterward.


       A long time ago, Orion was spelled Oarion, which comes from the Hebrew root word for “light.” Others called him Ur-ana, which means “the light of heaven.” This is Jesus in His grandest form showing us who He conquers, why He conquers and how.

       The name Orion comes from an ancient Hebrew word which means “light” and it actually translates as “coming forth as light.” This is Jesus coming back, and it’s the greatest day ever.

John 12:46I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.

John 9:5“As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”                         

John 1:9That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.

       Make no mistake: the sky is not falling. The Kingdom is coming!

       The Babylonians called Orion MULSIPA.ZI.AN.NA, and that means  “The Heavenly Shepherd” or “The true shepherd of God.” Here Jesus has arrived and His sheep will lack for nothing from this day forward.

Psalms 23:1The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want…

       As He returns like a shepherd, He will divide the sheep from the goats.

Matthew 25:32All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats

       It’s interesting to note that Mitaka, the star furthest right in Orion’s famous belt, is an ancient word that means “dividing.” He is definitely going to do His job!

Psalms 147:4He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.


The brightest star in Orion is located in his left foot. It is called Rigel, which means “The foot that crushes.”


Overall, Rigel is about 40,000 times brighter than our local star, the Sun. Earth would need to be about 200 times farther away, or about five times as far as Pluto, to bear life in orbit around Rigel. Even then, the light would be a weird bluish light. Rigel is 66,000 times more powerful than the Sun, has 17 times more mass, and 70 times the width of our Sun. Rigel is the seventh brightest star in the heavens. It is a blue supergiant star, and is 773 light-years from Earth. In other words, the light you see from Rigel on any given winter night, started on its journey a least 250 years before Columbus stumbled upon the outskirts of North America.

The brightest star in Orion is located in his left foot. It is called Rigel, which means “The foot that crushes.”

Revelation 1:15His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters

Ephesians 1:22And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church,

       When Jesus comes back, His feet are as brass, a symbol of judgment (Revelation 2:18). The Bible goes on to say that He stomps the enemy out, the way that Lucille Ball danced on grapes back in 1956.

And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses’ bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs. – Revelation 14:20

       Revelation 19:15He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

       The “Battle Hymn of the Republic” sang about “the grapes of wrath.” So did Elvis in “American Trilogy.” John Steinbeck wrote a book about those infamous grapes in 1939, which won a Pulitzer Prize. John Ford made a movie about it and won the Oscar for best director.

       I am telling you God will bless you if you start writing or singing about how Jesus is going to stomp out all of our enemies. A long time before John even had a revelation of it, the heavens declared it through Orion and Rigel.


       The next brightest star is called Betelgeuse. It is pronounced “Beatle Juice,” just like the Tim Burton movie.

Betelgeuse means “The coming of the BRANCH”

Malachi 3:2“But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like launderers’ soap.”

Betelgeuse means “The coming of the BRANCH”

Isaiah 11:1 – There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots.

       Yes, before that was ever written prophetically in the Bible, it was prophetically written in the heavens, in the names of the stars which God loves to name.


       A red supergiant, which is a rare thing – we know of only about 200 in our galaxy – it’s hard to imagine how big this thing actually is. If this star were our Sun, we would be in big trouble. You know how far our away our Sun is from us? Something like 92.96 million miles away, and it takes the light from the sun eight minutes and 20 seconds to reach us. Light travels at 186,282 miles per second and that’s hauling the mail! Ok, so you need to know that the Sun is a long long way away, big in our sky and extremely hot. So our Sun has to be monstrous huge.

       Betelgeuse is so much bigger than our Sun, if it were placed where our Sun is, it wouldn’t be far away at all. In fact, it would not be away at all. We would be deep within the inside of the star itself because Betelgeuse is much bigger around than our rotation around the Sun! It would go all the way into Jupiter’s orbit, and Jupiter is three times farther away from us than the Sun is.

       When the two planets are at their closest point, the distance to Jupiter is 365 million miles. At its farthest, the gas giant lies 601 million miles away from us. 

Betelgeuse is bigger than you can possibly imagine and it is 642 light years away. 

That’s what Betelgeuse looked like in 1381.

       Isaiah, using the same prophetic numbers, says what Orion is all about in representing Jesus:

       Isaiah 64:2As fire burns brushwood, as fire causes water to boil— To make Your name known to Your adversaries, That the nations may tremble at Your presence!

That’s what ORION IS ALL ABOUT!!!

       The light of the world is coming back soon and the nations will tremble!

Before that was prophetically written in the Bible, it was prophetically written in the heavens in the constellation Orion. 

       When Jesus comes back, the light of the world – Orion – comes back.


       Bellatrix is the third brightest star in the constellation Orion, 5 degrees right of the red giant Betelgeuse. It is the 27th brightest star in the night sky and 250 light-years away.

       Jim Kaler, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy, University of Illinois says,

“If constellations could talk, they might well shout “unfair” at great Orion, one of only four constellations to have two first magnitude stars (the others being the Southern Cross, the Centaur, and Canis Major, Orion’s Hunting Dog). Moreover, it also has the fourth, seventh, and eighth-brightest SECOND magnitude stars. The brightest of these, Bellatrix, magnitude 1.64, follows immediately behind Castor (in Gemini), Gacrux (in the cross), and Shaula (In Scorpio).”

       Bellatrix, which means “quickly coming,” is what the Bible is talking about when Jesus comes back to defeat His enemies.

Bellatrix means quickly coming”

Revelation 2:16Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.

Bellatrix means quickly coming”

Revelation 22:7“Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

Bellatrix means quickly coming”

 Revelation 22:12“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.

       You should also see this theme in Revelation 2:5, Revelation 11:14 Revelation 3:11. This is what our response to the proclamation of Bellatrix should be:

I Am Coming Quickly

Revelation 22:20He who testifies  to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!


       Orion the conqueror is a picture of a “warrior prince”and “the Light of the World” with his left foot positioned over the head of the enemy. His world-famous belt of three beautiful stars has a sword hanging off of it. In Orion’s right hand, he holds a mighty club, which is the rod for his enemies. In his left hand, he holds the skin of the roaring lion whom he has defeated. He is showing off his trophy and displaying the spoils of war. He is undefeatable, unstoppable and undeniable. Orion is Heaven’s greatest rockstar.


Orion stands wrapped about with a belt of truth.

Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth…

       The three stars on Orion’s Belt are famous in cultures everywhere.  In the Bible, the belt is represented as truth.

Al Nitak: located 815 light-years away, means the wounded One”

Isaiah 53:5, Genesis 3:15But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:

Al Nilam: located 1,350 light-years away. The buckle of the belt is loosely translated as “a string of pearls.” but it comes from a root word meaning “to honor” and “being exalted.” (Psalms 21:5; Psalms 66:2; Psalms 96:6; Revelation 5:12; Revelation 5:13)

AL NILAM means “The One honored and exhalted”

Revelation 4:11“You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.”   

Mitaka:  located 916 light-years away, it is an ancient word that means “dividing.” (Psalms 29:7, Isaiah 51:15, Matthew 25:32)

Genesis 1:4And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.


       The center of Orion’s sword is the great Orion Nebula. It’s the only nebula you can see with the naked eye. Located over 1,300 light-years away, scientists say it’s a stellar nursery where new stars are being born. According to modern astronomers, the Orion Nebula is an enormous cloud of gas and dust, one of many in our Milky Way Galaxy, and it is making new stars even as you are reading this.

The dark-sky aficionado, Stephen James O’Meara, described the nebula as “… angel’s breath against a frosted sky.”

The Sword of the Lord is His word (Ephesians 6:17).

On the handle of the sword and pictured on all the old star maps, is supposed to be the head of a lamb. This is proof of who He actually is. He is the Lamb that was slain.

Revelation 5:12 saying with a loud voice: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!”


Jesus is the Light of the World: The name Orion (John 12:46)

Jesus is coming back quickly: the star Bellatrix (Revelation 22:7)

He will stomp on His enemies and put them under His feet: the star Rigel (Revelation 14:20)


He will divide the goats from the sheep: The Star Mitaka (Matthew 25:32)

This is the truth: Orions belt (Ephesians 6:14)

A Sword will come from His mouth against the nations: Orions sword  (Revelation 19:15)

He will ultimately defeat death and take away tears 

Revelation 21:4“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

       When Orion arises, Scorpio disappears. Orion and Scorpio can never be seen in the same sky. The light of the world (as represented through Betelgeuse) literally chases away the heart of darkness (as represented through Antares and Scorpio).  


“…Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God…  – Revelation 21:9-11

Cassiopeia looks like a W, a 3 and finally an M as she makes her way around the North Star. She is seen as a queen on her throne, but she is upside down when she first rises above the horizon in the east. Then, dramatically, as her lover and glorious redeemer, Orion, arises, she is made righteous at His appearing. She is right side up as Orion climbs into the same sky.

2 Timothy 4:8Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.

This is what the heavens declare through Orion, and it is AWESOME!

Cassiopeia & Scorpio

John 1:1-12In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not (Overcome) comprehend it.

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:

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