UPDATE 10/14/2015: The sign described below is being repeated in the sky again this month. On 10/25/15 Jupiter and Venus will come within 1 degree of conjunction; again in the constellation of Leo. This can be seen in the early morning hours in the eastern sky.
Yes, I know this is an absolutely crazy title for a blog, but sit tight, God is revealing signs in the stars that are amazing.
There will be signs in sun and moon and stars. (Luke 21: 25)
We are living in times when the Bible is being fulfilled before our eyes. Let us begin with the sign. Look up in the west-northwest sky right after sundown tonight. Venus and Jupiter will be in conjunction in the near vincinty of Leo the Lion and Cancer. To scientists this is “ho-hum” stuff. Nothing too exciting; just another 3 degree of separation conjuction. This the second of three conjunctions of these planets in a 2 year period. Two thousand years ago there was a similar series of three conjunctions of these planets. I wrote about that earlier grouping in CHRISTMAS AND THE END TIMES. During one of those conjuctions, Venus and Jupiter actually “touched” visually. There was zero degrees of separation. Many consider the combination of astrologic signs during 3 BC to be the “Star of Bethlehem.” Read about that amazing group of signs in the link.
This week’s sign isn’t as spectacular. Most Christians are ignoring it just like the scientists. Let’s look at the sign in detail, however. During the “Star of Bethlehem” sign in 3 BC, the planets visually touched signifying “He is here! The King is born.” During tonight’s sign the planets almost touch signifying “He’s almost here! The King is coming.” At at least that’s what it says to me.
Next let’s look at the position of the conjunction.
Notice that the conjunction is right below Leo the Lion and the star Regulus. If you read the link above about CHRISTMAS AND THE END TIMES, you probably remember that Jupiter (the King planet) and Regulus (the King Star) had mulitiple conjunctions in Leo (the Messiah’s constellation) back in 3BC. Look at the picture, this isn’t a random, everyday conjunction, it is in Leo. This picture screams “King, King Messiah” (astronomically at least.) Right along side Leo is Cancer the Crab. In the Jewish Mazzaroth (the Zodiac constellations that tell God’s story of Redemption in perfect order), Cancer is the constellation of the Tribulation (70th Week of Daniel.) Yes, it is coming as well.
Not only is the Star of Bethlehem mentioned in the Gospels, it is mentioned in the Old Testament as well.
I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near; A star shall come forth from Jacob, A scepter shall rise from Israel, And shall crush through the forehead of Moab, And tear down all the sons of Sheth. Edom shall be a possession, Seir, its enemies, also will be a possession, While Israel performs valiantly. One from Jacob shall have dominion, and will destroy the remnant from the city (Num. 24: 17-19)
This passage is about the end times! It is always quoted in regard to Jesus’s birth (and rightly so as well), but look! Jesus is taking the iron septer and crushing the Islamic nations Moab and Edom. This is end times stuff.
So where is “come forth from Jacob” exactly.
Judah is a lion’s whelp; from the prey, my son, you have gone up. He couches, he lies down as a lion, and as a lion, who dares rouse him up? The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until Shiloh comes. (Gen. 49: 9-10)
Look, there is the Lion (Leo) and the scepter from the previous prophecy. Now look at the location “between the feet” of the Lion. Look at the star map again. This week’s “Star of Bethlehem” conjunction is between the feet of Leo! The Lion of the Tribe of Judah is a title for Christ taken from this passage.
Now let’s examine the timing. June seems a boring month, what Christian significance could it possibly have? We follow the Greogorian calendar. God’s calendar is different; it’s the Hebrew calendar. Hebrew dates are important. This month is the month of Tammuz. Last Friday, June 26th, the day the Supreme Court decided the Same Sex Marriage case, was the Hebrew day the 9th of Tammuz. This is the historic date that King Nebuchadnezzar breached the walls of Jerusalem when the Babylonians invaded. In a parallel way, the Supreme Court breached the walls of morality with this historic decision.
The 17th of Tammuz (our July 4th this year) is one of the darkest days of Jewish history. Five historic events occured on this day:
- The worship of the golden calf
- The stopping of Temple sacrifices
- The breaching of the walls of Jerusalem in 70 AD by the Romans
- The burning of a Torah scroll prior to Bar Kokhba’s revolt by Roman military leader Apostomus; and
- An idol was erected in the Temple
Look at these events: idols in the Temple, worship of the Golden Calf, and the burning of the Torah (Bible). Our culture is worshiping their idols and attempting to minimalize scripture.
“The Three Weeks” begins after the 17th of Tammuz and concludes with the Ninth of Av, the date that the Temple was burned both in 586 BC and 70 AD. This is a time of Jewish national mourning. July 25th is the Ninth of Av this year. Will anything of significance happen? We don’t know.
Right in the middle of this time period is this conjuction that mirrors the Star of Bethlehem right between the feet of the Lion. Is God speaking to us? Is it time to get ready for the return of our King?