Sunday night, June 13, 2021, Israel began the 36th government in 73 years. As this was happening, I was in a service in Webster, TX at Praise Chapel with special guest speaker Apostle Tim Sheets. What was happening in Israel was not on my mind because I was captivated with the message of the hour that Apostle Sheets brought forth.

One thing he shared was that he was awakened from sound sleep with someone saying “Naftali”. He awoke and his wife was asleep so he thought he was just hearing things. This was repeated 2 more times and then he realized his angel was bringing him a message. He got up and began to search the scriptures for Naftali and found some amazing things. I will not repeat word for word what he shared since you are able to back and watch that message on FaceBook or Praise Chapel website replays on http://www.PraiseChapelHouston.com.

What I want to share is that this message got me on alert. In 2009 I taught the Tribes of Israel study series in several cities and with my Bible Study group. We all started out with empty 3 ring binders, which ended up being very full after the series.

I will get to what this new government and what if find the Tribes teaching reveal, but first I want to share what the numbers are speaking. In the Hebraic, every letter is a number, a sound and a symbol. Also, in Hebrew there is no word for coincidence – everything means something.

The number 36 in the Hebraic is a combination of 2 letters: LAMED – number 30, symbol of a staff and meaning to go forward, to prod. VAV – number 6, symbol of a peg and meaning make secure, joining together, becoming bound. Together they complete what I see is the intention for Israel to form a government after 4 failed elections in the past 2 years. They have not been able to go forward (lamed) with a completed government and make secure (vav) the nation of Israel until last Sunday night when “NAFTALI Bennet” was sworn is as the 13th Prime Minister of Israel. This replaced the 12th PM that served the last 12 years, “BENJAMIN Netanyahu” (15 yrs total, 12 consecutive).

12 is a prime number of government. In E.W. Bullinger’s classic book, Number is Scripture he wrote about number 12. “It is a perfect number, signifying perfection in government, or of governmental perfection.” He shares how many things that “rule” are found with 12, such as the Sun rules the day, the Moon and stars govern the night. There are 12 constellations that complete the great circle in the heavens and share the story of Jesus first Coming to his Second Coming. In the Bible we find 12 Patriarchs, 12 Tribes, 12 Disciples. The 36th government is like a 3-fold government, or 3rd-Day completion. There is so much about numbers in Scripture that there was an entire book of the Torah named Numbers! I will let you meditate on that as I get to the Tribes.

Looking at the Tribes of Benjamin and Naphtali. What I want to bring out is when I noticed yesterday that the 12th and 13th Prime Ministers names began with names of a Tribe I began to get very excited.

Benjamin was the 12th son of Jacob and 2nd son of Rachel. This Tribe was almost entirely wiped out because of homosexuality. Benjamin Netanyahu never heralded the LBGTQ agenda, but he never spoke out publicly from his leadership of God’s covenant nation’s government leader regarding the homosexual agenda in Israel. During his time Tel Aviv became the #1 gay friendly city in the world, with Berlin Germany coming in 2nd.

Today, the Tribe of Benjamin could represent the Church. This was the only son born out of the bondage to Laban and the only son born in the Promised Land. Jacob called him, “Son of my right hand’, and the Church is seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Eph 1:20). His strengths were he was loved by God, protected, abundant grace, mighty warriors came from his lineage (King Saul, Paul the Apostle, Esther and Mordecai). But the Tribe was almost wiped out in Judges 19 and 20, chapters I have labeled in my Bible being ‘the worst story every’. But God! This tribe became might warriors.

The symbol of the Tribe of Benjamin is ‘wolf’. In the Forgotten Books of Eden, each of the sons of Israel on their deathbed brought forth last words to their sons. One of the things that caught my eye was in Chapter 3, verse 25, Benjamin states, “And I shall no longer be called a ravening wolf on account of your ravages, but a worker of the Lord distributing food to then that work what is good.” Benjamin was very prophetic looking forward to the ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The 12 years that Benjamin Netanyahu was Prime Minister, the nation thrived and grew. There were many struggles, but he was a great friend of the Church at large, but did not stand strong with the Messianic Jews in Israel. His main government support came from ultra Orthodox parties in Israel.

Naftali (Naphtali Gen 30:8) was the 6th son of Jacob and 2nd son of Rachel’s handmaiden Bilhah. His name means “wrestlings”, for Rachel said, ““With great wrestlings I have wrestled with my sister, and indeed I have prevailed.” The tribal symbol of Naphtali was “a hind”, which is fitting for him. In the Forgotten Books of Eden he is called ‘the Runner’. One of the characteristics of a hind, which is a female red deer, is they have no gall bladder. There is no ‘gall of bitterness’ in the hind and that was made known in the history of this Tribe. Great intercessors came from this tribe because they carried no bitterness.

Great leaders that come from the tribe of Naphtali are Barak (Judges 4-5) and Hiram (I Kings 7:13-14). Barak was known for working with Deborah and did not have a problem with women in authority, which is a good thing because the Israel Knesset has the highest number of women in the 36th Israeli government. (Hopefully these women are not going to be like the US Squad ladies.) Hiram is very interesting because Solomon highlighted him for the work of the Temple, “he was filled with wisdom and understanding and skill in working with all kinds of bronze work. So he came to King Solomon and did all his work.” Naftali Bennett too has been skilled with wisdom and understanding. He sold his startup company in 1999 for $245 million dollars and went to become the Chief of Staff for Benjamin Netanyahu for 7 years before starting his own party in 2008.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is the only Prime Minister ever to wear a kippah, the Jewish round hat that stays on his bald head. It is said that he is the most religious leader since the Temple. He is an Orthodox Jew and believes in the God of Israel. His party is the smallest ever with only 7 members of the Lapid party in the government, which is a miracle that they were able to win. This new Knesset also has the first ever Israeli Arab party in the government, which causes great concern to many that the nation could become divided.

I don’t know what this 36th government will do, but I will be watching and praying for God’s covenant Land and His covenant people. Genesis 12 promises that those who bless the generations of Abraham will be blessed. And I am definitely going to go back into the study of the Tribe of Naphtali.

In these Last of the Last Days, things hidden in the books of the Old Testament are repeating itself now. (Ecc 1:9) From the time of Ahab and Jezebel, there is only one of their dynasty to remain. Queen Athaliah. Jehu was the one who was able to take her down, we will see what Israel does in the days to come.

I was searching for the photos of the June 10, 2021 Solar Eclipse and wanted to share my favorites. I hope you like them. The first one is from Toronto, Canada. The second and third photos are what I call ‘ring of fire’, but it looks like a wedding or engagement ring. Canada has become very socialist with many attacks against the Jewish communities and the true Church of Jesus Christ that refuses to submit to the ‘gestapo’ type of silence that was found during the days of Hitler. The fourth photo is a view from New York City, with the Statue of Liberty. NYC did not have full eclipse, but could view it from that distance at sunrise.

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In Houston, TX the first solar eclipse of 2021 time and date was June 10, 2021 at 5:41:54am for ‘maximum’ eclipse!!! Did you miss it? You could only see it online from here. I am waiting to hear if there was a ‘wedding ring’ look to this eclipse! The Jews and Ekklesia in Canada are under attack in Canada and I am looking to what prophetically it will speak to us.

Genesis 1:14, (CJB) God said, “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to divide the day from the night; let them be for signs, seasons, days and years.” Signs in Hebrew is ‘ot‘, and it means a sign, signal; warning; token, ensign, standard, miracle, proof. The closer we get to the end of the Church Age (dispensation), the more signs there will be, the closer and bigger they will be – just like you were traveling a great distance and looking for signs. When you are the farthest away, there will be no signs. But the closer you get to your destination they are everywhere!!

What? There is no Sun at 5am in Houston, there is total darkness. But we forget this eclipse is in the north pole area and they are having long long days. They have special curtains to block out the light so they can sleep at night.

I remember June 1, 2011 Solar Eclipse at midnight. It was over the dateline and covered 2 dates! Solar Eclipse of June 1, 2011 | Mbostrom2’s Blog. That was an amazing month with 3 eclipses in 30 days. I have coverages on all three eclipses on my blog post from that month.

The first Solar Eclipse of 2021 will be June 10 and will be seen in parts of Canada. A lunar eclipse is able to be seen for hours and far distances in different nations, but a solar eclipse is short and limited to a specific area. This eclipse the areas are NE Russia, Greenland and parts of Canada, going over the North Pole area. This will be an annualpartial‘ solar eclipse so when the moon comes in-between the Earth and Sun, it will only partially covers the Sun. It will look like a wedding or engagement ring and many times it is called a “Ring of Fire”. An annular eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are exactly in line with the Earth, but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun.

What was very apparent to me was a solar or lunar eclipse over a nation normally carries a message to that nation. The ‘engagement ring’ eclipse I see over Canada is to remind the Church of Canada that Jesus is still married to the Church and God is still married to the Jews. Both Jews and Christians are under major attack in Canada and it does not look like it is going be over soon. I am not a prophet, but will listening to what the prophets have to say regarding this eclipse.

June 10, 2021 on the Hebraic calendar is Sivan 30, 5781. A solar eclipse can only happen at the beginning of the new month and a lunar eclipse can only happen at the middle of a Hebrew month, normally 14th or 15th. I like to see what happened in history on this date of the Hebraic calendar. It was interesting that such a heavenly sign carries a significant anti-Semitic article, as found on AISH.com. “In 1920, Henry Ford issued an “apology” for publishing excerpts from the Protocols of the Elders of Zion in his newspaper, Dearborn Independent. Protocols is an anti-Semitic forgery purporting to be the conspiratorial discussions of the Jewish elders plotting to take over the world.” 

One of the most significant solar eclipses since the historic Total Solar Eclipse covering the United States September 17, 2017 was the December 26, 2019. Why do I think that? Because it was in the area of major end-time nations in the Middle East. The photo that really struck me was what I call, The Beast is Rising. In the Bible, horns are symbolic of powerful nations or leaders, such as the 10 horns of Daniel 7. In the photo below the Sun, partially blocked by the Moon, rises above the sea in Al Wakrah, Qatar, Dec. 26, 2019. The meaning and warning with this came in the first months of 2020, when the world-wide plague of COVID19 came upon the nations.

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2021 Eclipse Calendar

May 26 – Total Lunar Eclipse

June 10 – Annual Partial Solar Eclipse

November 18 – Partial Lunar Eclipse

December 4 – Total Solar Eclipse

This May 26 total lunar eclipse will be the only Blood Moon of 2021. It is called a “Blood” moon because of it’s beautiful red color when the earth comes totally between the moon and the Sun’s shine. This is much like the color of a beautiful sunrise or sunset.

This moon will appear larger because it’s orbit will be closer to the earth and is called a Super Moon. It is called a Flower moon by the Northern American Indians because the month of May is when the flowers in the Northern United States came into full bloom.

The really interesting thing is the location of this super Blood Moon, the Pacific Ocean area – the Pacific Ring of Fire. This is the hot-spot of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. A full moon will cause a ‘tidal force’, that is much like a gravitational pull and causes High Tides in the oceans. In mining, there is more accidents because there is such a pull on the earth’s gravity. It being a SUPER BLOOD MOON is a great cause of concern for earthquakes in the Pacific Ring of Fire and scientists will be watchful next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Five days a week I do a five minute “High Five” on Faceboook, which eventually will be on our YouTube channel. Friday, May 14 I did not know what I was going to share and was thinking, asking God if there was anything on His heart to share. Immediately Johnny Cash’s song “Ring of Fire” rose up inside of me. I thought that was odd and looked up ‘ring of fire’ on my search engine and the first thing I saw was June 10, 2021 in Canada will be to partial solar eclipse that will be a “Ring of Fire.” I am taking this prompting from God very seriously and will be watching and praying during both of these eclipses.

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This falls on the day of Sivan 15 on the Hebraic Calendar. In history, this is the birth and death of Judah, the 4th son of Jacob and Leah. In Judaism, when a person dies the same date as his birth, they believe that they have fulfilled their earthly assignment well. The Kings, beginning with David from the Tribe of Judah, would have the lineage of Kings of which the Messiah, Lion of the Tribe of Judah would rule and reign.

Reuben, who was the firstborn of Jacob should have gotten the blessing heritage of priesthood and kingship of the family. But, because Reuben slept with Bilhah, his father’s concubine, the priesthood went to Levi and the kingship went to Judah.

TimeandDate.com listed times to view. It states that Houston will be able to see it at 6:18am.

I did not just hear Holy Spirit say this once, but several times this past week. He was warning about the Blood of Jesus and keeping our faith strong in the Blood of Jesus. Rev 12:11 speaks of the last of the Last Days and into the Tribulation, “And they have overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of the Lamb and by the utterance of their testimony, for they did not love and cling to life even when faced with death [holding their lives cheap till they had to die for their witnessing].” (AMPC)

The Blood of Jesus is Eternal (Lamb slain from the foundation of the world) and the power flows by the Eternal Spirit. (Hebrews 9:14) The Blood of Jesus, that is now on the heavenly Mercy Seat, is eternal and never will lose its power. HOWEVER, we can lose our faith in the Blood by neglect and wrong teaching. Faith comes by hearing and hearing and hearing the Word of God!! But the problem with many churches is that they do not want to offend anyone so they have taken anything about the Blood of Jesus out of their hymnals, teaching, preaching, praying or singing. Therefore, those churches are void of power, no miracles, signs and wonders. The have totally forgotten that the Spirit follows the Blood!!

Hebrews 10:29, “Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?” (NKJV) The King James Version states ‘unholy thing‘ instead of ‘common’. I think the AMPC states it the best, “How much worse (sterner and heavier) punishment do you suppose he will be judged to deserve who has spurned and [thus] trampled underfoot the Son of God, and who has considered the covenant blood by which he was consecrated common and unhallowed, thus profaning it and insulting and outraging the [Holy] Spirit [Who imparts] grace (the unmerited favor and blessing of God)?”

Wow! The Greek word enybrizō means ‘insult’ is only used 1 time in the Bible and expresses how the Trinity feels about the Blood of Jesus! How do you insult, proface and outrage Holy Spirit? By treating the Blood of Jesus as ‘common’, ‘unholy’. The Greek word for common here is koinos and means ‘common i.e. ordinary, belonging to generality; by the Jews, unhallowed, profane, Levitically unclean’.

Acts 10:15, “And a voice spoke to him a second time, ‘What God has cleansed you must not call common.’” (Koino’o, defiled) We must keep the communion with the Body and Blood of Jesus as fresh and personal. Fellowship with Him, thank Him for what He has done for you with His death, burial and resurrection.

We are to treat the WORD OF GOD as FRESH BREAD every day, keeping it full of power. When you treat communion as ordinary, common, unholy with tradition only (only to take it in church once a month), power is lost. (read Mark 7:6-16 VOICE Translation) Anything that you do as only tradition is void of power.

In the Hebrew writing, to be defiled is to be made common, stained, made dirty and wounded. In the natural if you are wounded and your get dirt on it, your wound becomes infected. You may get victory in meetings, but when you get home you crash and burn. This is why communion needs to be part of our devotional time. DAILY!

I was on several prayer calls this morning and they all included communion time. You don’t need a priest or minister to serve you. Beni Johnson has an amazing book called “The Power of Communion”, accessing miracles through the Body and Blood of Jesus. She states that she takes communion several times a day. I highly recommend that book. I highly recommend so many Blood of Jesus books, they keep the FAITH for the BLOOD OF JESUS FRESH!!!

Tu B’Shevat is a Hebrew word that means the 15th day of the month of Shevat. This year that falls on January 28, 2021. What a beautiful full Moon!! This on the Hebrew calendar is the New Year of the Trees.  This day marks the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle. Leviticus 19:23-25 lay out instructions of how to keep the tree uncircumcised (too young to bear fruit) for the first 3 years, fruit given to priests in the 4th year and on the 5th year and then they can harvest the fruit.

2018 and 2019 saw SUPER BLOOD MOONS on Tu B’Shevat, both years! The astronomers call the ‘triple’ super moons a “Grand Coincidence”, but they were not ever looking at the spiritual significance. This was like a ‘giant stop sign in the heavens’, a sign to the Church to understand the times we are living in right now.

2021 will see FOUR Super-moons in a row!!! March 28 (Nisan 15 – PASSOVER), April 27 (Iyar 15 -2ND PASSOVER), May 26 (Sivan 15) and June 24 (Tammuz 14). None of them fit into the spotlight of New Year of the Trees. But since there are 4 super-moons in a row, this is a “GRAND Grand Coincidence”. What is the Hebrew word for ‘coincidence’? There is none. In Jewish thinking, everything means something.

Since the Super Blue Blood Moon of 2018, I have seen more signs in the heavens. Keep looking up – God has signs in the heavens for the Last Days that we are living in right now!

This is the last Tu B’Shevat before the Shemittah Year begins September 7, 2021 and ends September 26, 2022. This is the Sabbatical Rest for the Land and there will be no working of the ground that entire year. The word Shemittah means “release”.

Leviticus 25:1-7 give instruction for this Sabbath Rest for the land. Verse 2 reads, ” “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you come into the land which I give you, then the land shall keep a sabbath to the LORD.”

The Shemittah of 2008 stands out in history. Rabbi Jonathan Cahn has taught much on the Mystery of the Shemittah**. One statement stands out to me, “Sign of the Shemittah means the nation is under judgment”. That year there was a financial implosion on Elul 29, the date marking the beginning of the Shemittah year. That day in 2008 marks the worst stock market loss in history, a plunge of 777.67.

I will be writing more about the Shemittah later as God gives me revelation. But I am convinced that 2021 will mirror 2008 in many ways!! Both were marked with National Judgment.

**(2017) New chapters added! The best-selling author of The Harbinger presents a fascinating look at the Sabbath year mandated by the Torah—and its prophetic significance for us today. Learn what the “pattern of sevens” reveals about world events including the Great Depression; the attacks on September 11, 2001; the stock market crash of 2015; and more.

First of all, there is so much confusion about this star but I am thankful that people are focusing on the Birth of Jesus Christ at this time of year instead of Santa and COVID19. Confusing debates such as : was Saturn and Jupiter what the Magi saw or was it Jupiter and Venus; was this conjunction 400 or 800 years ago; does Saturn have a Satanic connection? That last question I know for sure – God is the Creator of all things and He named and numbered all the stars. (Ps 147:4) Like I said, much confusion that we do not need right now.

But I am going to state from a Biblical Astronomy about tonight’s siting of Jupiter and Saturn. Tonight I took a photo from my SkyView App on my iphone so let’s take a look at what we see.

JUPITER – in this photo we see Jupiter, but cannot see Saturn. But you can see Saturn’s rings. Saturn is so close to Jupiter that they look like one star. I am in Orlando and we can see it clearly in the sky with all the lights of the area blinding out the other stars. Jupiter is the KING PLANET and has represented King David and Israel. God named this planet TZEKEK which means ‘righteousness‘. It is the largest of all the original 7 planets at Creation (Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Mercury, Sun, Moon) that lined up on the 4th day of Creation. Josephus records in the Antiquities of the Jews 3.7.7, “these seven represent the Menorah (candlestick) of the Temple.”

SATURN – God named this planet Shabbtai and it means ‘rest’, such as the Sabbath Rest. This is one of the most brilliant and beautiful planets. Saturn is surrounded by over 1000 rings made of dust and ice. Saturn is total gas and continues to hold the beautiful shape and form as when God created this magnificent planet. Saturn has at least 52 moons.

Jupiter and Saturn are the slowest moving of all the planets and are both made of brilliant gas. They are the 2 largest of the planets.

CAPRICORN means “atonement”. This shows in the Heavenly Bible (Ps 19:1-6) and all the named stars in the Constellation a part of the Story of Jesus. This shows the Church and our benefits purchased at a great price. Capricorn has been called “the Sea Goat”. It appears to be dying with its head bowed down, the right leg folded under the body and seems unable to rise with the left. The other part of his body is like a fish full of life. In the Goat we have the Atoning Sacrifice (scapegoat). In the Fish we have the people for whom the atonement was made. In Egyptian this constellation is called ‘Hu-penius’, which means ‘the place of the sacrifice’. The Hebrew and Arabic name for the sign is ‘Gedi’, the ‘kid cut off’ or ‘cut off’. Capricornus is merely the Latin name of the sign and means ‘goat’.

In the Old Testament, goats were often used for the sacrifice. Leviticus 10:16 reads, “Then Moses made careful inquiry about the goat of the sin offering, and there it was-burned up.” Leviticus 9:3 reads, “And to the children of Israel you shall speak, saying, ‘take a kid of the goats as a sin offering.”

On the Day of Atonement there were two goats. The High Priest would cast lots over the two goats to determine which would be the sacrifice, ‘for the Lord’. The scapegoat was called ‘azazel’ in Hebrew. Sins were carried away with the scapegoat and when the goat was pushed over the cliff and died, the scarlet cord that was tied unto the door of the Temple would turn white. (Isaiah 1:18)

The tail of the goat is of a fish. A living fish proceeds from a dead goat. Fish relates to Born Again Christians, New Birth. The Greek symbols of “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior” is ichtus, and means ‘fish’. This symbol was used in the early days of Christianity to let others know you are a believer in Jesus.

This night is a very high occult night around the world because of the Winter Solstice and they will see this night different than we see it. We see Jesus the way God wanted us to see in the Biblical astronomy.

Keep looking up – your redemption is nigh. Luke 21:28

Let us look up and be thankful the Jesus died for all of us and that the world is looking up the heavens, wondering if there is a God to save them. I love how the Passion Translation brings out the brilliant way God speaks through us from the heavenlies, Psalm 19:1-4:

(1) “God’s splendor is a tale that is told;
his testament is written in the stars.
Space itself speaks his story every day
through the marvels of the heavens.
His truth is on tour in the starry vault of the sky,
showing his skill in creation’s craftsmanship.
(2) Each day gushes out its message to the next,
night with night whispering its knowledge to all.
(3) Without a sound, without a word, without a voice being heard,
(4) Yet all the world can see its story.
Everywhere its gospel is clearly read so all may know.

October 2020 we will have two full moons. The first was October 1st and the 2nd will be October 31. The second full moon in a month is also called a “Blue Moon”. The phrase ‘once in a blue moon’ means it doesn’t happen very often. In 2020 there is a total of 13 full moons and 2 Super Moons (March 9 and April 7). The October 31st ‘blue moon’ will not be a super moon.

This year the last day of Daylight Saving Time will end. November 1st our clocks ‘fall back’ and we gain an extra hour of sleep.

This full moon is called ‘Hunter’s Moon’ by the Northern Indian Tribes because this will be enough light to hunt at night and prepare for the long winter. October 1st full moon was referred to as ‘Harvest Moon.’

This is also Halloween. The last time there was a full moon in every time zone on Halloween was 1944, so this does not happen very often. We are in a time in history where there is much witchcraft and this will increase their activity since they also believe in Horoscope. Since President Trump has come into office there has been organized witchcraft on this date to take him out of office. They do not understand that they are fighting against God and it will not work!

While we watch the ‘Blue Moon’ on the evening of October 31st, Israel will be on Cheshvan 14 on the Hebraic calendar. I like to look to what happened in history on that day. For that information I go to AISH.com/dijh. This is what they had for that day. “In 1917, the British government gave final approval for the Balfour Declaration, calling for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in historic Israel. The declaration took the form of a letter from Arthur Balfour, British Foreign Secretary, to Lord Rothschild, who had once been a member of the British Parliament. In 1922, the United States Congress formally endorsed the Balfour Declaration. In the ensuing decades, the British would slowly whittle away at their commitment — first lopping off 80 percent of the land east of the Jordan River to create the Kingdom of Transjordan (now Jordan), and then restricting Jewish immigration and rights to purchase land to the west of the Jordan River. The volatility of the situation ultimately forced the British to withdraw from the region in 1948.”

SpaceWeather.com has an very interesting video of the planet Mars in ‘retrograde’. I looked up the meaning of retrograde in Webster 1828 dictionary and the 2nd meaning is, ‘In astronomy, apparently moving backward and contrary to the succession of the signs, as a planet.

The video shows Mars being stationary, coming to a stop September 9, 2020, they going backwards, and closest to the planet Earth on October 6. Mars is then in opposition on October 13 and then again stops November 14 before it goes back on course for 2021. Very interesting indeed!

Graphic Artist Larry Koehn of SpaceWeather.com comments, “Basically, Earth is lapping Mars in a two-way race around the sun. Our planet is faster, so Mars seems to go backwards during the weeks of closest approach.” (italics and bold are mine)

Since I like to connect heavenly signs with Biblical Astronomy (not the witchcraft of astrology), I will bring out the meaning of these signs. Psalm 147:4 tells us, “He (God) counts the stars and calls them all by name.” Isaiah 40:26, “Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of his great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing.”

Ma’adim, ‘the Red One’ is what the Roman’s renamed Mars after their Roman god of War. This is where the term ‘martial arts’ comes from. This is known as the ‘planet of war’ since historically when it is clearly seen, war breaks out on the Earth. During this present transition of Mars being so close to the earth, you can ‘eyeball’ (without telescope) this red wandering star/planet before dawn each morning looking South.

Mars’ pass-by near the earth in was written in Gulliver’s Travel by Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) as he described the 2 moons in Mars. This was discovered to be true in 1877 by a new telescope at the US Naval Observatory.

Pisces – The Fishes

What really interested me was the Constellation Mars chose to give a magnificent night sky viewing experience this Fall. PISCES. The sign of Pisces means ‘the fishes’, and describes the connection of the Church and Israel, the “One New Man”. (Eph 2:15)

God named this constellation Dagim, ‘the fishes’, which is closely connected with the multitudes, as in Genesis 48:16, when Jacob was blessing Manasseh and Ephraim. The number 2 in Scripture represents ‘multiplication’.

But the sign of Pisces before the Church began was always been interpreted as the nation of Israel. Why two fish? Maybe because while they were strangers here on this earth, Abraham knew there was a heavenly city, whose builder and maker is God. (Hebrews 11:10) Verse 14 of that Chapter in Hebrews said, ‘These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.”

The same for the Church, I Peter 2:11 (NLT) tells us, “Dear brothers and sisters, you are foreigners and aliens here.” We may live on this earth, but we are not of this earth! We are divinely tied to Heaven! Strangers are those without a home and pilgrims are those who are journeying home. Just like Father Abraham, we are looking forward to that heavenly city!

Abarbanel, a Jewish commentator, writing on Daniel, affirms that the Sign Pisces always refers to the people of Israel. He gives five reasons for this belief, and also affirms that a conjunction of the planets Jupiter and Saturn always betokens a crisis in the affairs of Israel. Because such a conjunction took place in his day (about 1480 AD), he looked for the coming of Messiah. (Witness of the Stars, E.W. Bullinger, pg 96-97)

The two fish are tied by a cord which is called “al Risha”, in Arabic meaning ‘a common bond’. This is also called “The Band” and is a separate constellation. The ancient Egyptian name for this cord is U-or, which means “He cometh”. Aries, the Ram, is seen with his paws on this band, as though about to loosen the bands and set the captives free, and to fast bind their great oppressor!! Hosea 11:4, “I drew them with gentle cords, with bands of love, and I was with them as those who take the yoke from their neck.”

The common bond that connects the Church and Israel is the making of ‘one new man’ but connecting the Old Covenant and the New Covenant. One is pointing to the North Polar star and the other is on the line of the ecliptic, the path of the Sun.