We have established that the body has Sacred Stations which hold Light and darkness in varying degrees.
Why twelve Stations?
Numbers are significant to our God of Order. The number twelve is referenced 189 times in the bible, most often affiliated with heavenly structure: 12 apostles chosen by Christ as the foundation of His Church (Matt. 10:1-7) as well as the Kingdom of God (Luke 22:29-30), 12 tribes of the nation of Israel as a type of His earthly government, 12 stones on the breastplate of the Hebrew high priest, 12 foundations in the New Jerusalem, as well as 12 gates, 12 pearls, 12 angels of Zion. And so much more.
The number 12 denotes governmental perfection. It signifies the beginning foundation, or base of an organization, as well as what is completed; that which forms a whole, perfect and balanced unit.
Twelve is the product of 3 (the “heavenly” number Divine perfection) and 4 (the “earthly” number of what is material and organic). Twelve designates the manifestation of the Trinity to the four corners of the Earth (3 X 4 = 12). If three denotes things of the Divine and four is the number of the world and their product is twelve we can see that “perfect structure” can only exist with multiplying, or combining, heaven and earth. This is the holy government of God. There is a perfect connection between that which is governed (earth/matter) and that which is governing (heaven/God).
Taking it a step further, in order for our BODIES to have perfect balance and structure, we must connect matter with spirit. Our power is unlocked and multiplied as we merge our flesh with the government and order of God.
Daniel Ferrera, in Studies in Astrological Bible Interpretation, points out there is a significant order to the beginning and ending of God’s creation:
First, God said “Let there be light” and this created (1) “day” & (2) “night”. Then God created the (3) earth and the (4) Sea. (5) Let the earth bring forth vegetation, (6) Lights in the sky for signs and seasons. (7) Then he creates two great lights, the greater to govern the day, (8) the lesser to govern the night. (9) Let the water teem with an abundance of living creatures. (10) Birds in the sky. (11) Let the earth bring forth-living creatures. (12) Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness. God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them.
Again, symbology and numbers are important to our Creator. He not only teaches us in signs and patterns, but His Universe and government are ordered by them.
John wrote of the 144,000 special ministers of the Gospel, a representation of 12,000 from each of the twelve tribes of Israel. (12 X 12,000 = 144,000). This 144,000 is not an exact “count” or a finite number of His ambassadors. It is symbolic, as is the reference to the “sealing” of their foreheads. These called-up servants constitute a complete, structural entity during the final coming of our Lord.
And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. (Revelations 7:2-4)
Note that it is to be four angels called to reap destruction on the Earth, (4=”of the earth.”) I also find it interesting there are references to the forehead in this scripture, which is the area where we perceive and recognize Truth…the 2nd Sacred Station. Those who have His name sealed upon their foreheads, who truly know Him and have resonated with and BECOME Absolute Truth, will be of the 144,000 called up as His ambassadors and teachers during the final season before His earthly return. They will be “sealed” HIS through special ordinances through a high and holy calling separating them from the lip-service worshippers.
And yes, I believe, as do many scholars, that women will be included in this special “last hoorah” missionary force!
The skies are also divided into twelve sections…the twelve heavenly constellations of the Zodiac. The sun (which rules the day) and the moon (which governs the night) pass through the twelve signs of the Zodiac to complete a great circle of 360 (12 X 30) degrees to govern the year. These heavenly bodies, the sun and moon, have Twelve Sacred Stationsthemselves!
We, as in our bodies our souls are ordered in the same grand schematic the Universe and government of God are. This is the basis for The Twelve Sacred Stations of the Feminine Soul. Our bodies are the prototype of all that is holy…throughout all of creation.