The Witness of the Stars by: E. W Bullinger
"Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing" (Rev 5:12).
Corvus (the Raven)
The birds of prey devouring the serpent
Here is the final scene of judgment. We have had Zeeb, the Wolf; now we have Oreb, the Raven. Her-na is its name in the Denderah Zodiac. Her, means the enemy; and Na, means breaking up or failing. That is to say, this scene represents the breaking up of the enemy. There are nine stars (the number of judgment) in this constellation. The bright star a (in the eye) is called Al Chibar (Arabic), joining together, from the Hebrew Chiba (Num 23:8), which means accursed. This star, then, tells of the curse inflicted. The star b (in the right wing) is called Al Goreb (Arabic), from Hebrew Oreb, the Raven. A third star is named Minchar al Gorab (Arabic), and means the Raven tearing to pieces. When the great day of this judgment comes, an angel standing in the sun will cry "to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come, and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; that ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great" (Rev 19:17,18). And after these awful words shall be fulfilled, in the closing words of the prophecy of Isaiah, Jehovah foretells us how--
"They shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against Me;
For their worm shall not die, Neither shall their fire be quenched; And they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh." This is the teaching of the whole Sign of LEO! It is all summed up in Jeremiah 25:30-33
"Therefore prophesy against them all these words, and say unto them,
The LORD shall roar from on high, And utter His voice from His holy habitation;
He shall mightily roar upon His habitation; He shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes,
Against all the inhabitants of the earth. A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth;
For the LORD hath a controversy with the nations, He will plead with all flesh;
He will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the LORD. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, And a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. And the slain of the LORD shall be at that day from one end of the earth Even to the other end of the earth; They shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; They shall be dung upon the ground.
" Here is the conclusion of the whole matter! Here is the final triumph of the Son of Man in the consummated victory of the Seed of the woman: