Friday, January 11, 2008

Article: “The Perseus Prophecy - A Heavenly Portent of Doom, and Hope”

By Helena Lehman
http://pillar-of-enoch.com
January 11, 2008


Part Two: The Prophetic Portents Hidden in the ‘96 Thru ‘08 Celestial Signs


NOTE 1: This is Part Two of a Two Part Article discussing the use of Sacred Astronomy in determining the dating of key biblical prophecies. It began with: “Part One: A Celestial “X” Marks An Ominous Spot In History.” Both articles are based on Helena Lehman’s “Language of God Series” Books (see:
http://pillar-of-enoch.com/language_series/) available for purchase at www.amazon.com, and http://pillar-of-enoch.com.


NOTE 2: To better understand this material, see my illustrations for this two-part article series by downloading this PDF article supplement (Expanded! contains NEW illustrations since the first article was published):
http://pillar-of-enoch.com/graphics/Perseus-Prophecy_Illustrations.pdf


In 2007, several major celestial events occurred to strengthen my interpretation of the heavenly signs that appeared a decade earlier - in 1996 and 1997. Incidentally, 1997 was only two years before the close of the 6,000 years allotted for mankind that have elapsed between Adam’s creation, and the end of the Church Age. This Age ended on Rosh Hashanah, September 11th, 1999 - on the same day as the Terrorist attack that occurred two years later in 2001- at the World Trade Center in New York.

The first celestial event in 2007 was the appearance of the extremely brilliant Comet named McNaught, which appeared in the sign of Sagittarius early in January. Interestingly, the centaur/archer symbol for Sagittarius signifies Christ coming to conquer Satan, sin and death via the Cross at His First Advent, and the amazingly long tail of Comet McNaught looked like the giant sword that Christ will wield in triumph when He returns in Glory.

As if in anticipation of that same event, another Lunar Eclipse occurred on Purim - at around midnight on March 3, 2007 - which was very similar to the one on Purim in 1997. Only this time, the eclipse occurred in the sign of Leo, the Lion - a symbol for the Lion of Judah, who is Christ. As such, Leo represents Christ coming to assume His role as the King of Israel at the end of the Great Tribulation. At that time, Christ will conquer Israel’s enemies, and set up His Millennial Reign on Earth. Before discussing the last celestial sign of 2007, it is interesting to note that the Feast of Purim represents the struggle of Israel against being either assimilated, or destroyed by her enemies.

In modern times - since there is an ever-growing awareness among Christians of their Jewish roots - Purim has taken on a great deal of significance to Christians, as well as Jews. In fact, in addition to the victory of the Jews over the evil Vizier Haman in Persia, Purim now represents the desire of Christians to retain their uniquely Christian way of life, and to find protection from martyrdom. In consequence, Purim clearly symbolizes the current ideological war between the Middle East and the West - a war that is a much larger reflection of the unsettling events which led to the first Purim that was celebrated in ancient Persia (i.e. Iraq) over 2,500 years ago. A detailed overview of what Purim means for Christians can be found in my book, “The Language of God in Humanity.” (see
http://pillar-of-enoch.com/Language_of_God_in_Humanity/)

This leads us to discuss the final heavenly sign that occurred toward the end of 2007. Between October 23 and 26, 2007 - and right around the time of the pagan Samhain festival known as Halloween - Comet Holmes grew from a very dim magnitude 17 to a very bright magnitude 2.8. This change in brightness occurred when the comet was near to the bright star named Mirfak (which is also erroneously labeled Al Genib) in Perseus. At that time, the sword-like tail of Comet Holmes was pointing directly toward the Earth - making the comet’s tail appear to disappear, and thus making the comet temporarily look like a bright new star in Perseus.

Though Comet Holmes has faded markedly in brilliance since October of 2007, it has remained in the constellation Perseus since then, slowly doing a big retrograde loop through it. Now - just as Comets Hyakutake and Hale-Bopp did a little over a decade earlier - Comet Holmes will cross directly over the star Al Ghoul in Perseus on January 22nd, 2008, and it would be remarkable if the comet flares up again in brightness around that date. But even if it doesn’t, could Comet Holmes still be in Perseus for a reason? And is there some significance to three comets visiting the sign of Perseus in the past decade?

In order to understand what this unusual comet crossing might signify, look at my illustration entitled “Orion, Auriga, Perseus, and Aries Treading Satan Underfoot.” In it, note that the very first prophecy in the Bible - Genesis 3:15 - is repeated many times in this section of the Gospel in the Stars. Also, note that Perseus is just one of many Christ-figures in the Zodiac. In fact, Orion, Auriga, and Aries all serve as dualistic representations of Christ’s varied roles throughout history.

In Genesis 3:15, it says:

“He (i.e. Yahshua, a.k.a. Jesus) shall bruise you (i.e. Satan) on the head, and you (i.e. Satan) shall bruise Him (i.e. Yahshua) on the heel.”

This prophecy signifies that Christ will defeat the Antichrist, and his evil followers by crushing Satan’s “head,” or the seat of his power, which currently appears to be located in Africa and the Middle East, but will later encompass all of Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Russia, and the United Kingdom. These nations will unite to form an unholy alliance that will be touted as the Kingdom of God. However, it will not be Christ, but rather the Antichrist who will rule this worldly kingdom in disguise. In support of this, Genesis 3:15 indicates that Satan will hurt Christ by allegorically biting Christ’s people in the heel, or fatally wounding them, just as the adder of the Tribe of Dan will bite the horse’s heels:

“Dan shall be a serpent by the way, a viper by the path, that bites the horse's heels so that its rider (the Church) shall fall backward.” - Genesis 49:17 (NIV)

The prophecies in Genesis 3:15 and Genesis 49:17 can clearly be seen in the way the Christ-figure Perseus’ left foot rests over the Pleiades in Taurus the Bull, or dual Unicorn. Note here that the horse in Genesis 49:17 signifies the flying horse Pegasus, which also can be seen in the unicorn, and bull symbols used to signify the USA, the UK, and the EU. Meanwhile, the serpent and viper referred to as coming from the Tribe of Dan are the terrorists in the Middle East who are allegorically biting the heels of Perseus’ horse, Pegasus (i.e. the West).

Now, the Pleiades star cluster has a cup-like shape formed by six stars, which resembles the shapes of two constellations formed by seven prominent stars. These are the Big Dipper, or Ursa Major representing the True Church, and the Little Dipper, or Ursa Minor, which signifies the Apostate, or Antichristian Church. Thus, the rider allegorically seen in the Pleiades is none other than a symbol for the Seven Churches of Revelation!

Interestingly, the Pleiades are known as the Seven Sisters, even though only six of the “sisters,” or stars are currently visible with the naked eye. In ancient times, however, it appears that there were seven bright stars in the Pleiades instead of six, but one of these stars has faded markedly since then. This has given rise to myths that one sister was separated from her other sisters for some reason, but would one day be re-united with them. This suggests that the Pleiades has a duality to it, and represents something good (signified by the number 7) that will metamorphose into something evil (signified by the number 6), and then revert again into something good. Could it therefore be that, just as the Seven Sisters myth indicates, one of the Churches of Revelation (the Church of Philadelphia, or brotherly love) is to be taken in the Rapture, while the other six are to be left behind to suffer through the Great Tribulation? This seems to be a likely interpretation, and one that the Western nations should be paying heed to because of their involvement in the Middle East.

In the Star Gospel, Perseus also has two roles. In one, Perseus is Christ coming to slay Satan, that evil being who turns people’s hearts to stone - just as the gorgon Medusa turned people’s entire bodies to stone. In addition, Perseus signifies Christ trampling on the dead bodies of His enemies, as seen in Perseus’ foot over the Pleiades. In fact, the myth of Perseus riding Pegasus depicts the truth that Christ will one day ride to victory on a white horse when He returns to end the Battle of Armageddon! Sadly, however, the Antichrist will try to mimic Christ as a mighty king and conqueror, and his armies will cut off the heads of many Tribulation Saints (see Rev. 20:4) before his own head is cut off, and he and his armies are totally destroyed.

It is interesting to note here that two Bible passages seem to refer to the Perseus constellation by its Hebrew name “Peretz,” specifically in reference to Christ’s triumphant return. These are:

“I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob, I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together… like a flock in the midst of their pasture; they shall make a loud noise because of so many people. The one who breaks open (Allah Peretz) will come up before them; they will break out, pass through the gate, and go out by it; their king will pass before them, with the LORD (Yahweh) at their head.” - Micah 2:12-13 (NKJ)

“The Portion of Jacob (i.e. Christ) is not like them, for He is the Maker of all things; and Israel is the tribe of His inheritance. The LORD of hosts (Yahweh Tsavout) is His name. You are (i.e. Israel) My battle-ax and weapons of war: for with you… I will destroy kingdoms; With you I will break in pieces the horse and its rider; with you I will break in pieces the chariot and its rider…” “ ‘And I will repay Babylon (Iraq) and all the inhabitants of Chaldea (Iran) for all the evil they have done in Zion in your sight,’ says the LORD. ‘Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain, who destroys all the earth,’ says the LORD. ‘And I will stretch out My hand against you...’ ” - Jeremiah 51:19-22, 24-25 (NKJ)

Now, note that - in the first Scripture from Micah - “the remnant of Israel” refers to the modern nation of Israel, which is filled with people that have been re-gathered from all the nations. In addition, they are called God’s “battle ax,” meaning that both the literal nation, and the spiritual kingdom of Israel will be utilized as weapons against God’s enemies. This is why the term “Allah Peretz,” which is translated as “the one who breaks open,” is used to refer to Christ! God’s Son is indeed the “Allah Breaker,” who will vanquish the terrorists who follow their Allah, or God!

In this case, Allah - by virtue of his fomenting of war and hate against God’s chosen people Israel - is being recognized in Scripture as Satan. In addition, in the Scripture from Jeremiah, note that the term “break in pieces” refers to the breaking action of Perseus the Breaker against God’s enemies, who are identified as Babylon, or modern-day Iraq, and Chaldea, or Iran, but which encompass all Muslim or Atheist-dominated nations with a hatred for the West. This supports what I have written about regarding Psalm 108 as a prophecy showing that the West will be victorious over much of the Middle East during a coming battle in 2008 or 2009. But be warned! This is not the Battle of Gog and Magog (or the Battle of Armageddon), but a lesser battle that will lead to a false peace, and the visible presence of the Antichrist in world affairs - though he will not be in control of the world yet. After this war, and false peace, there will be a brief, but powerful world religious revival, and then the Rapture will come.

Sometime after the secret snatching away of the saints known as the Rapture of the True Church, the dreaded battle variously known as World War III, Armageddon, the Apocalypse, or the Battle of Gog and Magog will occur. This is when the Pleiades will take on its dual role as a symbol for evil, and will represent the Harlot called the Woman (or Church) who rides the Beast (i.e. Taurus the Bull) in the Book of Revelation. This Woman signifies the unholy ecumenical alliance that has already formed between Protestant, Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu, Wiccan, and New Age congregations. Some people in these congregations will blindly ally themselves with the Antichrist after the Rapture, while many people in the same congregations who were left behind will recognize, and reject the leadership of the Antichrist. After they do, they will form a resistance movement against the Antichrist, and his evil global government. These rebels will become the Tribulation Saints - many of whom will be martyred for their faith in that final End Time hour, but will later be rewarded by Christ for their courage in the face of overwhelming persecution.

Now, since Sacred Astronomy is a method of determining what God’s Will is during any point in history, I began to look for possible correlations between celestial events, and world political and religious events from 1996 through 2007 that affected both Gentile and Jewish Israel, and the nation called Israel that - along with the USA - is so hated by radical Muslims. What I found is nothing less than shocking, since the Iraqi Disarmament Crisis began in March 1996, and continued through 1997. In addition, Osama Bin Laden declared Jihad, or Holy War against the United States in August of that same year, and Israel agreed to relinquish control of the Israeli-settled Gaza Strip to the Palestinians.

Even before that, in 1995, Israel turned over the West Bank - including the once Christian town of Bethlehem - to the Palestinians. Then they relinquished the Gaza Strip to the Palestinians in 1997. Interestingly, Joseph’s tomb is in the Gaza Strip, which includes a region of Israel that once belonged to the Half-Tribe that sprang up from Joseph’s younger son Ephraim. In my book, “The Language of God in Prophecy,” (see
http://pillar-of-enoch.com/Language_of_God_in_Prophecy/) I show how the term “Ephraim” pertains directly to the United States of America in Bible prophecy. In support of this connection, the building covering Joseph’s tomb was brutally destroyed by the Palestinians in the year 2000 - just one year before Terrorists destroyed the Twin Towers in New York. Then, in 2003, the Palestinians destroyed the carved stone covering Joseph’s grave.

The destruction of Joseph’s tomb in the region of Israel called Shechem was no accident, but was a symbolic gesture showing the hatred of the Palestinians, and many other radical Muslims toward the modern people of Ephraim. Though Ephraim prophetically signifies Christ’s born-again disciples around the world - it especially represents the saints in America who are outspoken in their support of the nation of Israel!

At the close of 2007, the USA-led war in Iraq that began under the Bush Administration in 2003 was still raging, though this wars’ end may be in sight - in light of the upcoming 2008 presidential elections in the USA. In addition, the November 27th Annapolis Peace Conference in Maryland, which attempted to bring an end to the ongoing Arab-Israeli Conflict of the last century, has come to nothing. This suggests that - as discussed in one of my earlier articles about the prophecy in Psalm 108 - a showdown is coming in either 2008 or 2009 that will be between the United States (along with Israel, and her other Western allies), and the Middle-East.

Ominously, as a sign of troubling times to come for the United States, it was discovered that the tomb of Joseph had been even more savagely vandalized by late 2007. In fact, the Palestinians living in Shechem - who likely know the alleged significance of Joseph’s son Ephraim in Bible Prophecy - had contemptuously turned Joseph’s tomb into a smoking, malodorous garbage pit. Indeed, they show no signs of stopping this outrageous breach of decency, and are continuing to fill it with ever-more burning heaps of garbage. To me, this situation is appalling. I find it hard to believe that the Palestinians could so shamelessly desecrate the tomb of one of the greatest patriarchs in the Bible - despite their hatred of the USA! It’s simply untenable!

Thank God that Yahshua (Jesus) will most certainly bring strong judgment and destruction upon the Palestinians, and everyone else who hates Israel, and refuses to repent of their sins in the very near future.

To find out even more concerning the celestial signs, and Bible prophecies concerning this current time in history, consider buying your copy of “The Language of God in Prophecy” today. (see
http://pillar-of-enoch.com/Language_of_God_in_Prophecy/)


Copyright © 2008 By Helena Lehman. Helena Lehman is available to speak on this subject, and in many other areas concerning Christian and Messianic Theology, Sacred Astronomy, and the Gospel in the Stars. Please contact her for more information.


NOTE: All Scriptures taken from the PC Study Bible, by Biblesoft, Inc. Using the New King James Version (NKJ) by Thomas Nelson Publishers, and The New International Version (NIV) by Zondervan Publishers
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