From The Alpha and the Omega - Chapter Six
by Jim A. Cornwell, Copyright © 1995, all rights reserved
"Fishers of Men; Parable of fishes; Apostles"

Fishers of Men

   The Age of Pisces began around 210 B.C. , so Christ took the sign of the Fish as his main symbol, and the Virgin (Virgo) as the opposite symbol.   Jesus was born from a virgin of the Royal blood of God.

   The Pharisees rejected the "New Covenant" and refused to let Jesus, "take man's burden upon himself."   They rejected Mary also and believed the Virgin to be Eve and her function during the day of Pisces would be to give birth to the Messiah of Aquarius.   They symbolized the Fish as an obligation of the entire Chosen People to spread throughout the earth like the fish in the sea.
   As you can see sometimes people can get a simple message all screwed up!!!

   "Jesus was also symbolized as a lamb, because although the Age of Aries (Ram) had ended before his birth, the effects of the age were still continuing, and mingling with the incoming characteristics of the New Age, whose symbol was a fish and is very much associated with the Nazarenes.   He was thought of as a lamb who was slain, but in his resurrection was symbolized as the fish, and he promised his disciples that they should be fishers of men!"
   From "Temple of the Stars" by Brinsley le Poer Trench, page 184.

Multiplication of the loaves and fishes
Five or Seven Loaves, two or a few fishes
And seven or twelve Baskets
And the miracle that fed 4000 or 5000 men, and other women and children

   It is noteworthy that the cross was not adopted as a symbol of Christianity until long after the death of Jesus.   The symbol previously most used was the fish.   Christians used the sign of the fish as a secret sign for a long time before the cross came into general usage.   When two travelers would meet on a path, one would take his staff and draw an arc in the dirt, if the other responded with an opposite arc drawn through the previous one, then they both knew where each other's faith was.   This symbol described is the sign of a fish Pisces Secret Sign or the Sign of Pisces Pisces Star Sign.
   The definition of a Cross or Crucifix is the upright post with a transverse piece upon which Jesus was crucified.   A symbolic representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified.

The various types of crosses

Fishers of Men

Piece of money in a fish

The Nets of the fishes

Seek and ye shall find

   King Herod was warned by his astrologers of the birth of a long prophesied ruler, and he hoped to save the throne by the massacre of all young babies around Bethlehem.    Just as Noah of Gemini was told to 'hide himself' by Enoch, and Abram of Taurus was switched with another child and saved from Nimrod, and Moses of Aries was hidden from the Pharaoh, so was Jesus of Pisces as a baby, hidden from King Herod who did not want any changes to come about in his empire.    Taken off to Egypt, the repetition continues as he survived and was said to be thirty years old when he reached spiritual maturity and began his ministry on earth.

   The Fish, a water sign, jumps from the exoteric to esoteric meaning of water, the transition from the Ages of Fishes to the Age of the Water Bearer, gives us a reason to suspect his Second Coming in the Age of Aquarius.

   In Jesus' ministry he caused many miracles such as:

   Jesus told us that our world really belonged to the devil, and he defeated the world of the devil, by refusing temptations and gathering a strong following of persons committed to his world.    He brought a revived law to the people which did not add onto Moses' Laws.

   In Colossians 2:14, "Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;"
   In Galatians 3:13, "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:"
   In Galatians 6:2, "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ."

    Matthew 5:17 "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil."    The New Testament (Covenant) was to teach not only in the salvation of a man's soul, but the resurrection of the body.    It maintains that there is an angel world where there are servants of God, these angels have planted the Hebrew-Christian religion in the minds of men.

   As in John 8:56-58, Jesus responded, "Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it and was glad."    "Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham was, I am."

   Also in John 8:23, Jesus said, "You are from below, I am not of this world." Regarding this verse also refer to Chapter Four section entitled Another view of the Heavens - Zodiac and the Ten Sefiroth.

   Jesus administered the same prophecy as all the prophets before him about the Revelation and his Second Coming, except he clarified it with a more accurate chronological order of its events.    This is seen in Matthew 24:3-40, Mark 13:3-37, and Luke 21:7-36 in which he answers their questions about what events will signal his return and the end of the age, comments on the days of horror and the anti-Christ, and when the Temple and Jerusalem would be destroyed.

   Jesus Christ was the primo example of a major revolutionary.    He single-handedly upended the entire religious authority of his time without using violence or breaking their legalitys.    Finally he was crucified, and an eclipse of the sun threw the land into darkness as Christ hung suspended from the cross or tree.    A violent earthquake that claimed many lives followed.    At this point the Almighty God tore the veil of the Temple in half so that no one would ever have to use a priest, bishop, or head of state for a soul to go before God and to know Him.    It was at this point that the Levi priest and tribe were not required for there services any more.

   Jesus had his miraculous Resurrection, which sent his twelve disciples on their way as the fishers of men.

   The Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Letters and the Revelation followed.

   The term "Apostles" comes from a Greek verb meaning "to send out" and suggests an emissary.    The term refers primarily to the twelve closest disciples whom Jesus chose to send out to preach as his representatives.    The twelve were constant companions of Jesus and received his teachings.    The task of spreading the good news of the kingdom of God and of healing the sick would rest with them after his death.    They were important to him not only because they would carry on his work after him, but because they formed a traveling community that practiced the values he proclaimed.    Before his death, Jesus warns them of the kind of reception they are likely to receive, both in the present and in the future.    They are to expect hardships; trust in God; and fear no one. They lived, worked, and ate among the outcasts, the sick, and the poor.    Lists of who the twelve disciples were are given in four different books of the New Testament.    There are small differences in the lists, but the number is always twelve.    The number twelve is important in Jewish history because of the twelve tribes of Israel.    The fathers of the twelve tribes had founded Israel, and in Jesus' time, the twelve disciples were seen as founders of the new kingdom he had come to establish.

   Of the twelve disciples who formed the inner circle with Jesus, three were considered favorites: Peter, James, and John.    They were always closest to him and witnessed certain events, including the raising of Jairus' daughter, the transfiguration; and the agony in the garden of Gestheme.    Peter was the recognized leader.    He had received the promise of the keys to the kingdom of heaven.

    This file updated on July 30, 2006.

Return to the Table of Contents - Chapter Six or
go to the next subject The Four Gospels and Portraits of Christ: