As someone who lives in the Northern Hemisphere, Orion is one of my favorite constellations—quite probably because it is super-easy to find and is visible much of the year from my location. I never expected what happened to me late one night, however. It was either in fall or winter, when Orion is visible in the sky south of my driveway. I was taking out the trash when I became aware of a demonic presence on the property seeking to attack me.
I saw in a vision that it was not more than five meters from me, and I started praying in tongues. Right as this was happening, three celestial beings appeared, lined up in a row between me and the demonic assailant. While it may not seem deeply significant that three angels came to protect me, what struck me was that they weren’t angels—at least not as we typically view them. These three celestial beings were the Stars in Orion’s Belt. An experience such as this has the potential to open up entirely new realms of understanding, but the first thing it does is open up more questions? Is it possible that other spirits exist out there in the universe that aren’t angels or demons? Do spirits govern the stars and planets? Can stars and the spirits of the stars interact with and influence us in the earth? All of these things are both possible and do occur. Scattered throughout the Old Testament there are references to groups of people making sacrifices to stars and the spirits of stars—one verse in particular speaks of sacrificing to the starry host as a whole. What this says to me is that stars, or rather the spirits of the stars (whom I call stellar spirits), were coming down to Earth and interacting with mankind, leading them to their horrible practices of child sacrifice.
Furthermore, the scriptures say some strange things that only make sense if this was happening. Exodus 20:4 says, “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.” This command only makes sense if there indeed ARE forms in the heavens to make images of. After all, how does one make a graven image of a series of blinking dots high in the sky? I can only make the intelligent inference that these peoples were having encounters, like the one I had, with stellar spirits.
Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 1:9, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” This means that if something has happened in the past with the Israelites, we shouldn’t be surprised that we encounter stellar spirits as well. Ephesians 3:10 states “His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms.” If God expects us to reveal His wisdom to rulers and authorities in the heavens, we might actually have to interact with the rulers and authorities of the heavenly realms.
Madeline L’Engle, author and mystic, spoke somewhere in her book A Wrinkle In Time about how stars are made of flaming gas, but that’s only their physical makeup, not what they are. After all, our bodies are primarily made up of atoms of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and hydrogen, but I think we all agree that we are far more than what we are made of. If stars can be made of flaming gas but actually have or be a spirit being, then what is to keep the planet Earth from being the same way? Is it possible that the term Mother Earth is derived from something that indigenous cultures know about a governing spirit over our planet that science simply cannot prove? While I’m not saying this is conclusively so, I find it interesting that C.S. Lewis in his Space Trilogy covers this very same subject, weaving it into the fabric of the story. His writing, too, clearly evidences that he has gleaned a deeper understanding in some way about the spiritual forces that influence our world.
Ultimately, whether one believes in stellar spirits or not isn’t going to influence whether you go to heaven or not, but it is still important. God is revealing the mysteries of His creation and unveiling revelation after revelation to us, His children and heirs of His promise, so that we can walk in them to the fullest level possible. The stars, planets, and other celestial bodies are not going anywhere anytime soon, so we had best get on board with the program—where we rule and reign as sons and daughters of the Most High. After all, the entire cosmos is waiting for us to get a revelation of who we are in Him—even the stellar spirits.