Signs In The Heavens Basics – JUPITER

Posted: August 31, 2010 in Signs In The Heavens
 Since Jupiter is going to be KING IN THE SKY in September, I felt I should go cover this planet in more depth. September 20 & 21 it will be the closest, biggest and brightest in 47 years. Please read to the end for special prayer points! 
Jupiter is one of the ‘wandering stars’, or heavenly bodies that have a fixed motion. Jude 1:13 mentions ‘wandering stars’ and in the Greek it is planetes aster. Planetes is only used in this one reference, but aster is used 24 times in the New Testament, which was written in Greek.  Planetes is where we get the word ‘planets‘ and aster is where we get the word ‘asteroid‘.   

The Hebrew word for Jupiter is Tzedek (Tsade, Dalet, Kaf) and means ‘righteousness‘. This is known as the King David Planet, known for the Messiah and also represents Israel.  It is the largest of all planets. Right now we are in the Season of Teshuvah, when the King is in the field. How wonderful that the King planet is drawing near to confirm the season! 

Melchizedek, which means King of Righteousness, (Genesis 14:18) comes from the root word Tzedek. Since this planet represents Kings, it is seen in unusual ways when a leader of God’s covenant people is to be born.

  • Three years before the birth of Moses, Jupiter and Saturn were in conjunction in the constellation Pisces. Josephus, Abarbanel, Eliazar and other historians affirm that Egyptian astronomers interpreted this sign as an indicator that a great man would be born among the Jews. Perhaps this is why Pharaoh placed heavier workloads on the Hebrews. (Unleashing the Beast, Perry Stone, page 218)  
  • In 3 BC Jupiter, the planet representing King David, was in conjunction with Regulus, the star of kingship, in the constellation Leo the lion, considered to represent the tribe of Judah. This conjunction in the lion would be served as a sign of the birth of a leader. Biblical astronomers put this as the timing of the birth of Jesus because of the signs in the heavens.

According to Jewish tradition and their historical sightings of the heavenlies, when Jupiter is hit from heavenly bodies (comets) it is a sign of trouble coming to Israel. 

  • July 16, 1994 (Tisha B’Av), Shoemaker Levi Comet broke into 21 pieces bombarding Jupiter for 7 days, each impact stronger than a nuclear bomb. The Dallas Morning News 7/19/94 states each fragment blast was 400,000,000  times the explosive power of the atomic bomb of Hiroshima. On earth secret talks were taking place in Oslo, Norway, which became the Oslo Accords- plans to divide the land of Israel.
  •  At the time of this remarkable event, Jupiter was in the sign Libra, popularly represented as “The Scales,” or, perhaps more likely, “The light.” The adjacent constellation, Scorpio, “The Scorpion” was also involved. The area of the sky where Jupiter was located during the bombardment is pictured as where “the scorpion” is attempting to seize “the light.” The scorpion is possibly symbolic of Lucifer, whose name means “light bearer” or his agent, the anti-messiah.

September 21, 2010, Jupiter will be the biggest and brightest it has been in 47 years. So I went back 47 years to see what had happened in 1963 in Israel, the last time it was this bright.

  • David Ben Gurion, who was Prime Minister from the founding of Israel to 1963 and one of the original Zionists, resigned. During his last months the US Government was pressuring him regarding nuclear power.  (Four years later was the Six Day War when Jerusalem came back into the hands of the Jews.)
  • July 5, 1963, President John F Kennedy delivered to the new Israeli Prime Minister the final ultimatum. President Kennedy was asassinated November 1963 and many accusations were made blaming Israel for the asassination connection (which were proved false)

Thursday, September 2 is when the Middle East peace talks are being held. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be coming to Washington DC September 1. NOTE THAT HURRICANE EARL SEEMS TO BE HEADED FOR THE EAST COAST THIS WEEK AT THE TIME OF THE PLANNED PEACE TALKS.

  • On the Hebrew calendar September 2 will be Elul 23.
  • Elul 23 in 2001 was September 11, which is now known as 9/11 when the World Trade Towers were attacked by radical terrorists
  • Elul 23 in 2001 & Elul 23 in 2010 are both 7 days before the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah)


  • Wednesday eve, September 8 begins the new year, 5771 (Rosh Hashanah, Feast of Trumpets)
  • Wednesday eve, September 8 begins the 10 Days of Awe
  • Friday eve, September 17 begins the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)
  • Saturday eve, September 18 ends the 10 Days of Awe
  • Wednesday eve, September 22 begins the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot)- ending Wednesday, September 29
  • Thursday, September 30 is Sukkot Day 8, Shemini Atzeret- Rejoicing in the Torah

An investigation has found that the default situation is that construction can resume with a bang on Sept. 27 in no fewer than 57 Jewish towns in Yesha. (Israeli National News 8/30/10)

I trust that all I have written today will prompt you to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Psalm 121, 122; Isaiah 62; Genesis 12:3; I Timothy 2:1-2.


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