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Not all eclipses fit into Bible prophesy, but when they fall at a prophetic cycle in history and on specific Hebraic calendar dates it is a time to watch and pray. Jesus did not tell us to ‘speculate’, but He did tell us to ‘watch and pray’ and that is what I am doing.

Some of the verses where we or the disciples were told to ‘watch and pray’ are Deuteronomy 11:16; Matthew 24:42-47; 25:5; 26:38-44, 56, 69-75; Mark 13:33-37; 14:34-39, 41-44; Luke 12:37-40, 41-44; 21:34-36; Ephesians 5:143:10-14; 2 Peter 3:10-14; I Thessalonians 5:4-8; Romans 13:11; Revelation 3:1-3; 16:15.

One Greek word for watch is gregoreo, and it means to give strict attention to. It is used 23 times in the KJV New Testament, ‘watch’ 21 times, ‘wake’ and ‘be vigilant’ each once. We in the Gulf Coast are familiar with Hurricane watch and warnings and know what to look for, when to pay more attention to the weather forecasts. We should give the same heed to what we are to watch for, those prophesies of the Last Days that are yet to come.

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.” Since the Old Testament is written in Hebrew, we need to get a Hebrew mindset of what each of the purposes of the Sun, Moon, fixed stars and wandering stars mean.

  • Signs– owth, Lexicon states ‘signs of the times’, ‘token of the truth of prophesy’, ‘foretells of some minor event, the fulfillment of which serves as a sign or proof of the future fulfillment of the whole prophesy’
  • Seasons – moedim, fixed appointed times on God’s calendar, God’s Day Timer. The word ‘feast’ in Leviticus is this same word, ‘a fixed appointment with God’
  • Daysyom, days, exactly what it means. But in the Hebrew mindset, there are specific ‘holy’ days that God intends for them to keep separate, such as the 7th day of the week – Sabbath. Also Sabbaths of each month, the first day of the month, etc, These holy days, intended to keep separate and designated by the cycle of the moon.
  • Yearsshaneh, years, exactly what it means. However, in a Jewish mindset these years that are the most important are the Jubilees and Sabbath land rests. The cycle of the sun and moon with the cycle of the constellations determine each year.

When the Jews wanted to know what day there were on the month, they looked at the heavens. When they wanted to know what Feast of the Lord was coming, they looked at the heaven. Does God change? No! Malachi 3:6 states “For I am the LORD, I change not.” Things will still be on earth, as it is in heaven.

We are going to be looking at specific heavenly events on God’s calendar that will on happen specific, very important historical dates and Feast Days.

The first one is The Great American Eclipse of August 21st. It falls on the day before the first day of the month of Elul. The first of Elul to the 10th of Tishri are very important dates on the Hebrew calendar, days of repentance that prepare us for the High Holy Days. For this reason, I will be referring to this eclipse as a Teshuvah Eclipse, referring to the opening of the 40 days of Repentance.

The second heavenly sign is September 23, with an alignment in heaven that lines up with Revelation 12:1-2. This heavenly alignment has never happened before in history! This falls on a weekly Sabbath, but also follows the day after the 2 day Feast of Trumpets, Rosh Hashanah.

The third sign in the heaven will occur October 12 with Asteroid 2012 TC4. This day on God’s Day Timer is on Shemini Atzeret, the Eighth Day Assembly. This is the 8th day of the Feast of Tabernacles and is treated as a special holy day.

I am going to break down each of these heavenly events in the next few weeks so you can see how important it is to ‘watch and pray’. Don’t speculate and have Rapture practice, but understand this is a specific time to be more alert and more attentive to what God is saying in your prayer time.

 

 

Sky 07.01.15 Venus JupiterSky 06.30.15 Venus Jupiter

This week will be a great opportunity to view an amazing alignment in the heavens with Venus (the bright and morning star) and Jupiter (the King planet). One astronomy source suggests that a similar rare conjunction of Venus and Jupiter may have been what’s been called the “Star of Bethlehem” in 3-2 BC. Matthew 2:1, “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, (2) Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.” That ‘star’ was a conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in alignment with Regulus. These Magi were recorded to be from the teaching of Daniel who told them a king would be born to the Jews when they saw this heavenly alignment. This prophecy given by Balaam was recorded in Number 24:17, “I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. There shall come a star out of Jacob, and a scepter (king) shall rise out of Israel. And it shall crush the forehead of Moab and break down all the sons of tumult.”

There are three heavenly KING signs that lined up for the Messiah’s First Coming.

  • King planetJupiter ; Hebrew Tzedek, means righteousness. This ‘wandering star’ was known as the King David planet and has come to represent Israel
  • King starRegulus in Latin and means ‘kingly’, this is the brightest star on the ecliptic on the heart of Leo.
  • King ConstellationLeo the Lion; Hebrew Arieh. This ‘fixed star constellation’ representing the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Rev 5:5) The paw of Leo is crushing the head of “Hydra, the Serpent”, who takes up one third of the ecliptic circle. (Rev 12:9; 20:2) Joseph Seiss, author of The Gospel of the Stars, tells us that the front paw proceeds from that star and the forepaw of a lion can exert the same force as dropping a twenty-five pound sledgehammer. With one blow of the paw it can break the backbone of an ox or crush the skull of a horse. With one blow its claws can cut four inches of depth in another beast. “Crater”, the cup of judgment (Rev 14:10) is being poured out over Hydra and Corvus the Raven, which is the last constellation in the Story of Jesus in the heavenlies is on Hydra’s back, devouring the serpent. (Prov 30:17; Rev 19:17-18)

Leo the LionHydra Crater Corvux

With all the events that are lining up this Shemitah year, I believe that we are being assured that the Kingdom of God rules over all, and there will be a judgment of all things. This is a wonderful opportunity to draw closer to God and His Word. Keep looking up! His redemption is drawing nigh- closer than you think!

EclipsedMoon 4.4.15This alignment in heaven declares the “First and the Last” of the story of Jesus!

The ancient empires not only looked at what was happening in the Sun and Moon, but they watched by which constellation the heavenly event appeared. I have a picture above from Astronomy.com that I will work with today to explain the formation. (Note: Sky and Telescope do not agree, so we will have a final verdict of the alignment tomorrow morning and I will post it from the photo I take with my SkyView ap on my iPhone)

Psalm 19:1 (NLT) The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. (4a) Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world.

The Constellations in the heaven tell the story of Jesus’ First Coming to His Second Coming, beginning with ‘Virgo, The Virgin’ and ending with ‘Leo, the Lion’. I first understood this truth from Marilyn Hickey’s book, Signs in the Heavens and then I was totally convinced from E.W. Bullinger’s book, Witness of the Stars.

There are 3 books in heaven that tell the story of Jesus, The Redeemer (1) His First Coming (2) The result of the Redeemer’s Sufferings (3) His Seconding Coming and the Glory that shall follow.

VIRGO: The Virgin, the ‘Promised Seed of the Woman’ (Genesis 3:15); Isaiah 7:14, Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel”

SPICA: The moon eclipsed Passover last year right over the brightest star of Virgo, Spica. In Hebrew it is called Tsemech and refers to the Messiah, the Branch.

DENEBOLA: The 3rd brightest star in the Constellation of Leo the Lion. This is found in the tip of Leo’s tail and means “the judge” or “Lord who cometh

LEO: The Lion- from the 3rd and last Book foretelling the Second Coming of The Redeemer. His fore feet are always on Hydra, the serpent, who takes up 1/3 of the circle of the heavens.

CORVUS: The Raven – the very last sign in the heaven. The vulture is sitting on top of Hydra’s back, devouring the serpent! Revelation 19:17, ‘And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;‘ There are 9 stars in the sign of Corvus, the number of judgment.

Jesus may have come as the Lamb of God, but when He comes back He will come as a Lion of the Tribe of Judah!! Revelation 5:5, But one of the twenty-four elders said to me, “Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the heir to David’s throne, has won the victory. He is worthy to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

You may bring an umbrella if there is 50% chance of rain. Prepare to meet the Lord, there is 100% percent chance of His Second Coming soon!! We are closer today than yesterday! Keep looking up- your Redemption is drawing nigh!

 

 

 

Tonight was the sun was setting on Yom Kippur, the feast of Day of Atonement, I was looking at the waxing moon. I took this photo with the SkyViewApp on my IPhone. The moon is resting on Capricorn, the “Sea Goat”. Capricorn represents ‘atonement’ and shows the Church and our benefits purchased at a great price.

Yom Kippur Eve 2014The Sea Goat appears to be dying with its head down, the right leg folded under the body and seems unable to rise with the left. The other part of the body is like a fish that is full of life.

  • In the Goat, we have the Atoning sacrifice as Jesus was that ‘scape goat’, sin offering
  • In the Fish we have the people for whom the atonement was made

The Egyptian name is Hu-perius, which means ‘the place of the sacrifice’. The Hebrew and Arabic name for the sign is Gedi, the ‘kid cut off‘ or ‘cut off‘. Capricorn is the Latin name and means ‘goat‘.

In the Old Testament, goats were often used for the sacrifice.

  • Leviticus 10:16, “Then Moses made careful inquiry about the goat of the sin offering, and there it was-burned up.”
  • Leviticus 9:3, “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 would be two goats. The High Priest would cast lots over the two goats. The High Priest would cast lots over the two goats to determine which would be the scapegoat who was called ‘azazel’ in Hebrew.

  • Leviticus 17:7-10, 22, “The goat shall bear on itself all their iniquities to an uninhabited land; and he shall release the goat in the wilderness.”
  • The sins were carried away with the goat, and when the goat was pushed over the cliff, the scarlet cord that was tied onto the door of the Temple would turn white. (Until the time of Jesus, when it never turned white again) Isaiah 1:18
  • Satan worshipers use a goat in satanic worship even today, perverting the real meaning.

The chief stars of the 51 stars that make up this constellation are:

  • Al Gedi – ‘the kid or goat’
  • Deneb Al Gedi – ‘the sacrifice cometh’
  • Dabih – ‘the sacrifice slain’
  • Ma’asad- ‘the slaying’
  • Sa’ad al Naschira – ‘the record of the cutting off’

The tail of the goat is the tail of the fish

  • A living fish proceeds from a dead goat (out of death proceeds life)
  • John 3:5, “Jesus answered, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.'”
  • The Fish relates to the Redeemed, born again Christians in their new birth

Psalm 19:1, The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. (2) Day unto day utters speech,
and night unto night reveals knowledge. (3) There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard.

 

 

Thursday, July 31st, I had been to a great afternoon prayer meeting. When I got home I was resting on the sofa and felt ‘compelled’ to pick up my iPhone and turn on the SkyView ap. I pointed it west and the photos below are of what I saw. Keep in mind that it was not dark yet, I was in my living room and still I got these clear shots on my iPhone!

July 31 2014 CancerJuly 31 2014 Gemini

 

 

 

 

 

 

What did I see that excited me? First allow me to explain the original Hebraic signs for each wandering and fixed stars involved. There are originally  7 wandering planets (Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Saturn and Mars). In Creation they formed a heavenly menorah. There were 12 original Constellations (fixed stars) and 36 minor constellations tell our God’s plans for Jesus in the heavenlies.

CANCER- ‘the Crab’

  • The Arabic name is Al Sartan, which means ‘who holds or binds’ and could be understood  in Hebrew  as ‘to bind together’
  • There original stars in Hebrew tell a story of this constellation as being a shelter, hiding place, assembly
  • In the center of the Crab is a cluster of stars called Praesepe, which mean a multitude or offspring. Astronomers call it  ‘The Beehive’.
  • To me this heavenly sign is of the Church– the Church has a heavenly home where they are seated with Christ and yet dwell on this earth. The Crab lives in 2 different elements: water and sand.
  • Cancer and her deacons tell the story of the Church being securely guided and held and it ends with the Rapture (Argo, the Ship)

In The Crab we see 3 of the Wandering Star Planets.

  • The SunChamah, representing the Light, revelation
  • JupiterTzedek, which means righteousness. Jupiter is the largest planet, called the King planet, and represents the nation of Israel, King David, Messiah and Bridegroom.
  • MercuryKochav, the Sun star, Messenger Star. (it is seen to the bottom left of Jupiter above)

GEMINI – ‘The Twins’

  • The Hebrew name is Thaumin, and means ‘united’; the Coptic name is Pi-Mahi, ‘the united, the brotherhood’
  • The Greeks called them Apollo and Hercules. In Latin they were called Castor and Pollux, as in the name of the vessel in which Paul sailed in the Book of Acts.
  • This is a picture of the dual nature of Christ
  • This is also a portrayal of the One New Man in Christ (Ephesians 2:15)

The Twin on the left is holding the Planet Venus!

  • Venus is Nogah in Hebrew and means brightness or brilliance, known as the Morning Star. This planet represents the Bride of the Messiah

So what did I see in this heavenly message? I saw the Church in heavenly places  (Crab- ‘united’) and the light (Sun) shining on the Bridegroom (Jupiter)  to send a message (Mercury)  to the Bride (Venus) , in the One New Man (Gemini) to “Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away!” (Songs 2:13)

It is time for the Bride to get herself ready. “Arise (kum), shine: for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.” (Isaiah 60:1)

It’s Harvest Time Church! It’s time for the Third Great Awakening! Time for the virgins to get their lamps ready to meet the Bridegroom! (Matthew 25:1-13)

I took the following photos with an ap on my iphone, SkyView Free. The Moon (not looking blood red on the SkyViewer) is right on top of Spica, the Branch. In Hebrew it is called Tsemech, The Branch. There are 24 Hebrew words that mean branch, but only one is Tsemech (H6780) and it is used exclusively for the Messiah and is used 4 times (Jeremiah 23:5; Zechariah 3:8 & 6:12; Isaiah 4:2)

To the right is the red planet, Mars. In Hebrew it is Ma’Adim, The Red One. This planet has become known as the Planet of War.

To the left is Saturn, Shabbtai, representing the Lord of the Sabbath rest.

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Saturn is directly over Libra, “The Scales”. The Hebrew name is Mozanaim, “the scales, weighing”. Daniel 5:27, TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

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Jupiter and Gemini

Posted: March 20, 2014 in Constellations, Planets

Tonight we were at Kemah Boardwalk with our youngest daughter and three our grandchildren from Minnesota who are here for Spring Break. The Sun had set, the amusement park bright and yet there was a star that stood out in the sky. I pointed my iPhone Star Finder at the star and it was the planet Jupiter directly in the middle of the constellation Gemini.

Jupiter was the only star that was shining in the sky and my eyes kept going to Jupiter. Waiting for my grandson I began to think about the heavenly message in that alignment.

Jupiter in Hebrew is Tzedek, which means ‘righteousness‘.

  • This planet is called the King David Planet and is also represents the Messiah
  • It is the largest of the 7 original planets
  • In Jewish tradition teaches that when a heavenly object strikes Jupiter it means that trouble is coming to Israel

Gemini – “The Twins”

  • The Hebrew name is Thaumim, which means ‘united
  • In this Heavenly Story of Jesus we see Him as ‘Son of God and Son of Man’, suffering and glory, humiliation and triumph.
  • As Son of Man suffering for our salvation
  • As the Son of God Jesus triumphed in complete salvation and final victory.
  • The Latin of this constellation is Castor and Pollux (Acts 28:11)

When I was looking at this heavenly message I began to think of what is happening in Israel right now, how they are threatened on every side. But God was sending me a confirmation from heaven. He is a covenant making God and a covenant keeping God. His promises for Israel are certain and will come to pass.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. And keep looking up.