From The Alpha and the Omega - Chapter Six
by Jim A. Cornwell, Copyright © 1995, all rights reserved
"The Eleventh Day of Pisces -
The Signs of the Age, the results of the Twelve Minor Prophets
Pisces and opposite Virgo
Eleventh Day Circle

    Pisces, The Fish has a Hebrew word Dagim, which means "The Fishes" referring to a multitude.    Note that Dagon (Heb. Dagown, daw-gohn, from Heb. dag, dawg, from Heb. dagah, daw-gaw’, probably fish) was a Canaanite and Philistine fish god from Dab, "fish," or a god of agriculture, from Dagan, "grain."

In John 21:7-11 he records Christ’s resurrection appearance to the disciples as coinciding with a miraculous draught of fish.    The commentaries on each verse follow it.

   Some believe that these verses are prophetic, even Luke 5:1-11 the former miraculous drought was symbolized of the success of their future ministry (as fishers of men).    The same symbolic reference was made to their secular occupation in Matthew 4:18-19 " Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."

   The multitude and size of the fishes they caught symbolically foreshadowed the vast success of their now fast approaching ministry, and as only the beginning of successive draughts, through the agency of a Christian ministry, till "as the waters cover the sea, the earth should be full of the knowledge of the Lord."

   The following numerical sequence has some merit to see the continuation of the successive draughts in linear time.    In this case projecting a symbolic 17 successive draughts before completion.

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 + 13 + 14 + 15 + 16 + 17 = 153.

   Also of interest is if the above numbers are each multiplied by 153 the linear results look like this:
153, 306, 459, 612, 765, 918, 1071, 1224, 1377, 1530, 1683, 1836, 1989, 2142, 2295, 2448, 2601.
   The relevance of this is pure speculation of a gematria nature.

   You will see throughout this chapter the unusual connection with Jesus and fish related topics.

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Virgo, called "The Maiden" has an ancient meaning of "The Branch,"
a title applied to the Messiah as the offspring of David in Scripture.

   This is also shown to have occurred in the New Testament in Matthew 1:22-23 which uses parthenos for the virgin birth of the Lord Jesus Christ.    Mary (Gr. Maria, Mariam, from the Heb. miryam), the mother of Jesus, was a descendant from David.    Her husband Joseph was a carpenter living in Nazareth and was also of Davidic descent.

   Well before 210 B.C. the Twelve minor Prophets Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi all prophesied the advent of the Messiah, much like we hear in our own time from the preachers of the Second Coming during the evangelical period before the Age of Aquarius began in 1950 A.D.

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