Posts Tagged ‘Signs in the Heavens’

This is Part One of what I think will have 12 programs. The first 2 programs show that God is the Creator of each star and knows them by name. I am laying a foundation that will prove that the heavenlies do not belong to the devil or astrology. Genesis 1:14 show us that this is God’s ideas for ‘signs and seasons’, to keep us in His timing and to alert us of prophetic timing. I hope you enjoy!

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.

Heads Up! Another asteroid passes earth tonight.

Tonight’s heavenly viewing is 1998 QE2 and is the size of nine Cruise ships and the size of the Golden Gate Bridge!! Now that’s big!

This asteroid will be pass approximately 3.6  million miles from earth tonight. According to NASA’s Near Earth Object Program will not be this close to earth again for 200 years.

This asteroid has its own moon accompanying it and is 2000 feet wide and spins itself once very 4 hours.

Asteroid-1998-QE2

The last significant asteroid to pass earth was on February 15 of this year. 2012 DA14, as it is known, passed earth 17,200 miles away. Everyone was watching for the asteroid, but no one saw the meteorite that exploded 12 miles above Russia that same day!

Tonight when it passes will be Sivan 23, 5773 on the Hebrew Calendar.  On this day in 355 BCE, Haman’s edict for destroying the Jewish people was overturned. The date is mentioned three times in the Book of Esther, read every year on Purim. On this day in 1962, the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed the New York State Regent’s Prayer in public schools, on the grounds that it violated the separation of Church and State. The New York State board of education had approved the following 22-word “nondenominational prayer” for recitation each morning in public schools: “Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country.” The board of education believed that the prayer would help students develop good character and good citizenship. Although reciting the prayer was optional for each student, a group of parents objected, and the case went all the way to the Supreme Court. Organizations such as the American Jewish Congress supported the ban — due to centuries of religious persecution, Jews tend to oppose government involvement in religion. One of the most ominous reactions came from the Jesuit publication, America, which warned Jews that their involvement in these cases could incite anti-Semitism in American society. The majority Supreme Court opinion held that “classroom invocation of God’s blessings… is a religious activity.” The dissenting opinion pointed out that each day’s session of the Supreme Court starts with the invocation, “God save the United States and this Honorable Court,” that the Pledge of Allegiance contains the words “one Nation under God,” and that every dollar bill bears the words, “In God we Trust.” (www.aish.com)

To which I say, “In God I Trust!” As the sun goes down and the asteroid comes into view, Shabbat Shalom.