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Comet LovejoyJanuary 7-9 will be the best viewing for Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2, which some call the New Year Comet. This ‘frozen dirt ball’ will be approximately 44 million miles from the earth, but will be able to be seen with binoculars or even the naked eye.  The comet is named after Amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy, who discovered this object August 17, 2014, from Brisbane, Australia.

Comets are often seen as a bad omen, appearing years before a major war or natural disaster.  A few examples are of a comet was sited before the Exodus, the first Passover and the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD.  In Natural History, Pliny wrote that it was a “terrible comet…(that) was twisted like a coil, and it was very grim to behold.” Exodus 9:19 records  “So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, so very heavy that there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.” The Jewish Talmud records ‘stones fell in Egypt and were very hot.’ Josephus wrote about a  heavenly appearance resembling a sword in the sky before the destruction of the Temple.

October 2011  Astronomy magazine carried an interesting article on comets. The first paragraph caught my attention, “..This makes them an object of popular fascination and has led to their common association as omens of significant events on Earth. (The destruction of Jerusalem by Roman Emperor Titus and the Norman conquest of England are two famous examples)”  [please remember astronomy is a science, astrology is witchcraft]

God many times will use a comet as a sign of upcoming events. Job 38:22, “Have you entered the treasury of snow, Or have you seen the treasury of hail(23) Which I have reserved for the time of trouble, For the day of battle and war?“ (see my post of 9/25/11 and 9/26/11 for history of comets and wars in our time)

Keep looking up! Our redemption is drawing nigh! It is very interesting to have this heavenly appearance in this Shemitah Year.

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Monday, February 11, 2013, I was busy getting ready for a 2-day workshop in my home that would begin at 10am. Just before 9am I stepped out of my bedroom and the Holy Spirit spoke very clearly to me “You have a short window of time to get the update of the signs in the heavens to as many people as possible”. That startled me, to put it mildly.  A few moments later I turned on 700 Club to listen to the first few minutes of news. Pat Robertson announced that Friday of that week, a large asteroid was coming into our atmosphere that may interfere with the satellite that affected the power supply on the US east coast and western Europe. His next announcement was that Pope Benedict resigned, the first Pope to resign in 600 years. Within 5 minutes, I was given a new assignment to ‘watch and pray’.

The next morning I was busy getting ready for the second day of our workshop and I was smelling smoke and looking for the fire. The ladies helping me could not smell anything, but it was real to me. The smell went away and I soon forgot about it. Before breaking for lunch, a pastor friend sent me a text to ask my guest speaker why she was waking at 4am smelling smoke and her husband smelled nothing. It was too much of a coincidence to ignore. My guest minister said we were being directed by God to pray, even if we did not have all the details.

That Friday it was announced that Asteroid DA14, located 17,000 miles above the earth, was no threat. HOWEVER, no one saw the Meteorite coming that exploded 12 miles above what is known as “the most polluted area on the planet”,  Chelyabinsk, Russia.The surrounding area has a history of being a nuclear disaster area and many parts were not open to habitation until 45 years ago.

That 65′ meteor came in at 42,900 mph which is 60 times the speed of sound. The explosion was 30 times brighter than the sun and many observers were instantly sunburned. The blast had 20-30 amount of energy than the atomic bomb of Hiroshima and 1,500 people were injured from broken glass, several people were knocked down by the sonic boom. 7,200 buildings were damaged, with windows broken and window frames pushed in. One fragment was 1,300 pounds and was recovered from a nearby lake.

Mark 13:25 states, “the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken.” No one saw the meteor happen, it caught them completely by surprise. If that meteor had actually landed in that city it would have destroyed the entire city, and I believe nuclear waste would have spread for thousands of miles. I believe that is what we were to pray for, to stand in the gap to avert disaster coming from the meteor.

Back to the Pope: I have never had any problems with the Catholic church or the Vatican. I have never even been vaguely interested in studying anything about the Popes, but now I was going to look into it closer! It turns out that the next pope would be the 112th Pope of St Malachy’s prophesy of 1139. As I looked into the history of the prophetic words given to each of the 112 popes of his prophecy I saw some interesting ‘signs in the heavens’. For instance, 1978 being ‘the year of the popes’, with 3 different popes in 1 year.

1978 saw the death of Pope Paul VI (8/6/78). Malachy’s prophetic word for him was “Flower of the Flowers” and his coat of arms had 3 fleur-de-lis. Pope John Paul I, was elected 8/26/78. His prophetic words were “From the midst of the moon“. He was elected on ‘half a moon’ and died 33 days later (9/28/78) on ‘half a moon’.  Pope John Paul II was elected 10/16/78 and his prophetic word was “From the labor of the sun“. He was born 5/18/20 during a partial solar eclipse over the Indian Ocean and buried 4/8/05 during a rare ‘hybrid’ eclipse over South America and the Pacific. Pope John Paul II was very instrumental with President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbechev to bring about the greatest political changes in modern history, the end of Communism (for a short period) and the end of the Berlin Wall that divided Germany.

St Malachy’s prophecy about the 112th pope had the most words of all the prophesies. “In extreme persecution, the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman, who will feed the sheep through many tribulation, after which the City of Seven Hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The end.”

COMET PanSTARRS, the first comet of the Century, could be seen with a naked eye over Rome as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected 3/13/13 at 8:13am.  He chose the name Pope Francis I, after Francis of Assisi, a lover of nature, humble, kind and unassuming.

Throughout the centuries, every empire has had an understanding of comets. Comets were recorded as a world leader came into power or left power, or prior to wars or prophetic events. (see my blog of 9/25/11, Significant Comets Connection to Historic Events)

Pope Francis I  was the first pope elected from the Americas and the first Jesuit pope. The Jesuits, The Society of Jesus, was founded in 1534 by Ignatius of Loyola and is a military branch of the Vatican to defend the faith and formed for ‘counter-reformation‘, to bring people out of Martin Luther’s reformation and back to the Catholic faith. They took a strict vow of poverty and total obedience to the Pope. Rule 13 of the Society of Jesus states, “That we may be altogether of the same mind and in conformity…if [the Church] shall have defined anything to be black which our eyes appears to be white, we ought to like manner pronounce it black.” This militant society was known as  the ‘storm troopers’ of the Catholic church and became greatly feared in Europe.

Personally, Pope Francis I concerns me for the fact that many Bible believing Christians and leaders are now turning back to the Catholic church. It is public knowledge that Ulf Ekman, pastor of Sweden’s largest church and founder of Scandinavia’s leading Bible college has left his pastorate and joined the Catholic church. He now states that ‘We need what the Lord has given to the Catholic Church to live fully as Christians.’

Berlin has now built the first church building for Chrislam, joining Christians with Islam.

There is so much I can say about this entire subject and my latest CD of the Vatican Agenda can be ordered from our website, http://www.unitedinhispurpose.org for $10 plus s/h.

Brothers and sisters, I beg you to get your foundation secure of who you are in Christ. Do not be deceived by this End Time message of inclusion. Apostle Paul would have written a strong letter to the Church of today, but we can find his words given to his spiritual son Timothy as recorded in I Timothy 4:1, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of devils.”

Do not be deceived! The first warning Jesus gave us for the Last Days is found in Matthew 24:4, “And Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Take heed that no one deceives you”.

Pope Francis I stated in his homily at Eurcharist in Pauline Chapel in Rome April 23, 2013, “and so the Church as a Mother, the Mother of more children, of many children… A Mother that gives us the faith, a Mother who gives us an identity. Because it is not possible to find Jesus outside the Church... and the Mother Church that gives us Jesus gives us our identity that is not only a seal; it is a belonging.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 181 states, ‘Believing is an ecclesial act. The Church is the mother of all believers. No one can find God as Father who does not have the Church as Mother.’

This End-Time Agenda of the Catholic church was fully seen in Pope Francis’s recent trip to Israel where he repeatedly stated “The State of Palestine”, and emboldened the Palestinians to fight for their statehood in Israel. There is not enough room for me to state my full message on this blog but the total, complete message is available on the 2 CD audio set online.

 

 

 

FOUR COMETS RISING IN THE EAST?  Below is photos from Spaceweather.com.

Image credits: Sormano Astronomical                                 Observatory (Nov. 7, 2013)

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From left to right we see first Comet LINEAR X1, Comet ISON, Comet Encke and then the brightest of them all to the far right is Comet Lovejoy. These can been seen in the east before dawn. Bring your telescope or binoculars for best view of all of them.  Comet Lovejoy should be able to be seen with a naked eye.

This is extremely rare to have 4 comets for our back yard viewing! Comets have been very quiet in our century and the first comet of this Century was Pan-Starrs, last February. That comet was in our viewing when Pope Benedict XVI resigned and meteorite exploded over Russia. From historical records, comets have been known as a bad omen and they often appear several years before a major war or natural disaster.

Comet ISON is not going to be as big as it was originally expected, but will still put on a good show. ISON is .12 – 1.2 miles across, compared to Hale-Bopp which was 19 miles across. At Thanksgiving, Comet ISON will be closest to our earth, 40 million miles away, traveling at 425,000 miles an hour.

Below is a great viewing guide from Astronomy.com for our November 24 pre-dawn viewing.

ISONNovember 24

Biblical guide to what you are viewing. I put the Hebrew names in italics.

  • VIRGO, Bethulah, ‘the Virgin’, represents ‘the promised Seed of the woman’ (Is 7:14)
  • SPICA, Tsemech,  ‘the Branch’. In the Bible Tsemech (H6780) is exclusively used for the Messiah.
  • LIBRA, Mozanaim, ‘the Scales’, representing the scales, weighing (Dan 5:27)
  • Planet MERCURY, Kockav, ‘the Messenger Star’
  • Planet SATURN, Shabbtai, rest, representing the “Lord of the Sabbath’ 
  • HYDRA, ‘the Serpent’, takes up 1/3 of the ecliptic circle (Rev 12:9, 20:2)

On this viewing you will see the constellation that represents the birth of Jesus (Virgo) and the constellation that reveals the end of the devil (Hydra).  I John 3 8 tells us, “He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sins from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

November 28, 2013 is Kislev 25, 5773 and begins the celebration of Hanukkah. Signs in the heavens speak prophetically if they fall on a Feast Day or Holy Day. Keep looking up! 2012 promised to have nothing prophetic in the heavenlies, but after Rosh HaShanah 5774 we will begin to see the heavens begin to bring us incredible signs of things to come!

Historically Comets have been known as a bad omen. They often appear several years before a major war or natural disaster.

The following report is taken from Yahoo.com news and the entire article can be read by clicking on the link below.

A COMET blazing toward Earth could outshine the full moon when it passes by at the end of next year — if it survives its close encounter with the sun.

The recently discovered object, known as comet ISON, is due to fly within 1.9-million km from the centre of the sun on Nov 28 2013 said astronomer Donald Yeomans, head of Nasa’s Near Earth Object Programme at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

http://za.news.yahoo.com/approaching-comet-may-outshine-moon-133939276–finance.html

The last comet to dazzle Earth’s night-time skies was Comet Hale-Bopp, which visited in 1997. Comet 17P/Holmes made a brief appearance in 2007.

Historically comets have come before wars, seen as bad omens of deaths of kings or noble men or a warning of forthcoming danger. See my blog of 9/25/11 Significant Comets Connection to Historic Events.

Comet ISON was discovered by September 21, 2012 by 2 Russian Astronomers, Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok. Since they were using a telescope that belonged to International Scientific Optical Network (ISON) the comet was named after the network and not by their names (i.e., Halleys Comet found by Edmond Halley).

Comet ISON could be the brightest comet in history, time will tell.  We will see what happens as it approaches the sun November 28, 2013. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/09/120927-new-comet-2012-s1-ison-science-space-moon

The significance I see is that it is expected to be the brightest comet in history and it will be in our viewing during the first of the tetrad Blood Moon over Passover of 2014.

When the signs are in the heavenlies over God’s appointed festivals (Feasts of the Lord) it is calling us to attention, watch. Luke 2:25, “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; (28) Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” (Also Daniel 6:26-27; Joel 2:31; Isaiah 34:2-5)[my comment- look up, WATCH the heavenly signs]

Genesis 1:14, And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Comet Elenin was discovered on 10 December 2010 by  Leonid Elenin, a Russian amateur astronomer. It will make its closet path to earth October 16, 2011 during Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles. The timing of the passes to earth give Elenin its significance. The first pass will be during Rosh Hashanah, September 28-29, 2011 and the second pass during Sukkot.

Astronomer Elenin wrote September 3, 2011: As many readers already know, Comet Elenin has begun the irreversible process of  breaking up.

Comets are ‘big frozen dirt balls’. Newsweek’s article of 1998 regarding Hale Bopp Comet says, “This comet was last seen in these parts 4200 years ago (before Abraham of 2213 BC). “Comets are big frozen dirtballs, an estimated 100 billion of them were created at the same time as the sun and the planets. Most of their days comets float anonymously in a halo called an ort cloud, a backwoods of space way past Pluto. But once in a while gravitational jolts from passing stars send a comet hurdling from the kingdom of ice into a trip around the sun. Comets are of the wandering children of the solar system. They were present at the creation some 4 billion years ago and living in the cold storage in the outer solar system they haven’t changed much.”

God many times will use a comet as a sign of upcoming events. Job 38:22, “Have you entered the treasury of snow, Or have you seen the treasury of hail(23) Which I have reserved for the time of trouble, For the day of battle and war?

Comet Elenin was about 2-3 miles (3-5 km) wide, while the sun is roughly 865,000 miles  (1,392,082 km) across.  This is small compared to the ‘giant’ or larger comets seen in our atmosphere. The Comet of 1729, Comet McNaught (below), Haley’s Comet and Hale Bopp Comet were giants compared to Elenin. (see 9/25/11 blog of Significant Comets)

 

Below is a chart from Astronomy.com regarding the timing of Elenin’s pass.

The timing of the passings on the Hebrew calendar month make it very interesting. On the 28th it will be the beginning of the moon cycle (head of the month). When the moon begins a cycle and when the moon is full it always affects the earth, such as high tides and more chances of mining accidents. How this will affect the earth is still to be seen. However, all reports are that it has been breaking up and nothing will happen.

Next on the calendar is Comet Garradd……………….9/22/11 – 4/19/12

Newsweek magazine of 1998 had an article of Hale Bopp Comet and expalined comes as ‘frozen dirt balls’. It reads, “This comet was last seen in these parts 4200 years ago (before Abraham of 2213 BC).Comets are big frozen dirtballs, an estimated 100 billion of them were created at the same time as the sun and the planets. Most of their days comets float anonymously in a halo called an ort cloud, a backwoods of space way past Pluto. But once in a while gravitational jolts from passing stars send a comet hurdling from the kingdom of ice into a trip around the sun. Comets are of the wandering children of the solar system. They were present at the creation some 4 billion years ago and living in the cold storage in the outer solar system they haven’t changed much.”

Job 38:22,”Have you entered the treasury of snow, Or have you seen the treasury of hail(23) Which I have reserved for the time of trouble, For the day of battle and war?” 

Comets are often seen as a bad omen, appearing years before a major war or natural disaster.  A few examples are of a comet was sited before the Exodus, the first Passover and the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD.  In Natural History, Pliny wrote that it was a “terrible comet…(that) was twisted like a coil, and it was very grim to behold.” Exodus 9:19 records  “So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, so very heavy that there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.” The Jewish Talmud records ‘stones fell in Egypt and were very hot.’ Joesphesus wrote about a  heavenly appearance resembling a sword in the sky before the destruction of the Temple.

October 2011  Astronomy magazine carried an interesting article on comets. The first paragraph caught my attention, “..This makes them an object of popular fascination and has led to their common association as omens of significant events on Earth. (The destruction of Jerusalem by Roman Emperor Titus and the Norman conquest of England are two famous examples)”  [please remember astronomy is a science, astrology is witchcraft]

Below are come significant comets of our era and the coinciding historic events on earth. Genesis 1:14 tells us the the heavenly lights are God’s signposts, for signs for seasons. Comets have no light in themselves, but only reflect the Sun.  If you are on a journey you will see the signs closer together and larger as you near your destination. So it is with the destination God has ordained for the time of the end.

Hale Bopp Comet

  • First seen when Noah was building the Ark, so called the Noahic Comet
  • In July 1995, this comet was discovered by American amateur astronomers Alan Hale and Tom Bopp. The giant size was remarkable, 25-100 miles across, making it the largest comet ever discovered.
  • The first discovery in our atmosphere was the 6th of Iyar, the 45th anniversary of the rebirth of Israel as a nation
  • The closest pass to earth was March 23, 1997 on the Jewish Festival of Purim, when there was also a partial lunar eclipse
  • Hale Bopp Comet was a sign in the last decade of the last century of the last day before the millennium last day. (As in the days of Noah- Mt 24:37; Luke 17:26)

Kohoutek Comet

  • August 9, 1974 (Av 9- Tish B’Av) this comet was seen in our solar system
  • All nine leaders of the Common Market fell during this comet’s passing
  • President Nixon departed from office of President of the United States during this comet’s passing

Halley’s Comet

  • One of the first comets named discovered by Sir Edmund Halley. In 1705 he wrote an article stating this comet sighted in 1456, 1531, 1607 and 1682 and predicted it would return in 1758. He died in 1742 so did not live to see this sighting.
  • 12 BC when Herod was expending the Temple platform
  • 66 AD,  4 years before the destruction of the Temple
  • 1910, 4 years prior to WWI
  • 1986, 4 years prior to the Persian Gulf War

Three Significant Eclipse Comets

  • May 17, 1882, a comet called Comet Wells was viewed in Egypt during a total solar eclise (This is the year the Russian Jews began to make aliyah)
  • May 20, 1947, this comet known as The Southern Comet was visible during a total solar eclipse (1 year before Israel became a nation)
  • November 1, 1948, The Eclipse Comet (the year Israel became a nation)

Shoemaker-Levy-9 Comet

  • Dicovered by Eugene & Carolyn Shoemaker & David Levy March 24, 1994  (9th comet discovery as a team)
  • First comet to be seen orbiting a planet, orbiting Jupiter rather than the Sun like other comets
  • Nicknamed the String of Pearls, broke into 21 fragments resembling pearls

Hyakutake Comet

  • This comet is estimated to be seen every 40,000 years
  • Discovered in January 30, 1996 by Yuji Kyakutake of Japan.
  • Passover 1996 comet Hykutake makes the closest encounter with the earth, one year later Hale Bopp Comet makes the same point on Passover 1997
  • It seemed to hang over Jerusalem as it passed over on Passover 1996 and was seen as a pale green in color from the gases being given off by it.

Elenin Comet

  • Expected to be closest to the earth during Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets) September 29, 2011.