Leap Of Faith: Daily Lessons About Jesus Christ
Chapter: Star of David/Flower of Life (Pages 45-48)
Many people are actually unaware of how the true Star of David is designed. The actual Star of David is a circle with twelve parts. The Star of David divides naturally into twelve equal parts. Be mindful that from a biblical standpoint the Star of David represents the twelve tribes of Israel, so its division into twelve parts makes sense. Each of theses parts manifests Christ only when the whole star is centered around Jesus, Jesus being at the very center of the star.
“Therefore, remember, that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (that done in the body by the hands of men)—remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and all foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in the flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in Himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, and this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which He put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through Him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit.”
Ephesians 2:11-22 (niv)
The design of the Star of David is symbolic of the entire creation of the earth.
“He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved. Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told to you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: that bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.”
Isaiah 40:20-23 (kjv)
The flower of life is the modern name given to a geometrical figure composed of a multiple evenly spaced, overlapping circles. If we apply the flower of life, which was used in ancient times throughout the world as a symbol of the creation of the world, to the Star of David, it would contain twelve parts.
The flower of life is considered by some to be a symbol of sacred geometry, said to contain ancient, religious value depicting the fundamental forms of space and time.
The flower of life can be found in the temples, art, and manuscripts of cultures from all over the world. The following are some of the locations in which the flower of life symbol has been sighted:
Assyria: place of Ashurbanipal
- Egypt: the Temple of Osiris in Abydos and at MountSinai
- Israel: Masada
- China: the Forbidden City and various temples
- Japan: various temples
- India: the Harimandir Sahib (Golden Temple), Hampi,and the temples at Ajanta
- Bulgaria: ancient city of Preslav (893 Bc) and in ruins ofKabile, near the city of Jambol
- Turkey: various old Roman sites
- Italy: Italian art from the 13th century
- North Africa: Morocco
- Middle East: Lebanon and various Islamic Mosques
- South America: Peru
- North America: Mexico
- Great Britain: in Westminster Abbey within the 13th century Cosmati pavement
Since ancient times the flower of life has been a symbol for all of creation, in all religions around the world. Many religions have adopted the symbol for artistic design used in their places of worship.
The concept of the tree of life has been adopted by some Hermeticists and pagans. The symbol of the tree of life may be derived from the flower of life.
Leonardo Da Vinci studied the flower of life’s form and its mathematical properties. He drew the flower of life itself, as well as various components such as the seed of life.
Sacred geometry can be described as a belief system attributing a religious or cultural value to many of the fundamental forms of space and time. According to this belief system, the basic patterns of existence are perceived as sacred, since contemplating one is contemplating the origin of all things. By studying the nature of these forms and their relationship to each other, one may seek to gain insight into the scientific, philosophical, psychological, aesthetic, and mystical laws of the universe.
When we consider the creation of the world, God began with a single spot and from there He created the world. The symbolic nature of the number twelve is applied directly toward the twelve tribes of Israel. By seeking Scripture for understanding, we read in the book of Revelation to John about the identity of Jesus Christ:
Revelation 22:16 (kjv) says, “I, Je’-sus, have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of Da’-vid, the bright and morning star.”
Revelation 22:13 (kjv) says, “I am Al’-pha and the O-me’-ga, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”
Key Scripture: God’s Design…Matthew 24:32-37…
“Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near, even at the doors. Verily, I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only…But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be…”