Monday, January 18, 2010

The Judeo-Christian Meaning Hidden in the Blue Moon of New Years Eve 2009

Copyright 2010 By Helena Lehman
of Pillar of Enoch Ministry
http://pillar-of-enoch.com


In this second half of my original article entitled: “The Deep Spiritual Significance of the Blue Moon of New Year’s Eve 2009,” we will go even deeper into the spiritual meanings hidden in the New Year’s Eve Blue Moon - the second of two Full Moons that occurred in December of 2009. For the background needed to understand this exploration better, you might want to read the first half of the article, which can be found at the following links:

American Chronicle rendition: http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/134706

POEM Blog edition: http://pillarofenoch.blogspot.com/2010/01/deep-spiritual-significance-of-blue.html

Facebook rendition: http://tinyurl.com/ya3sf3u


In Part One of this article, we explored the connections of the constellations that the two Full Moons of December 2009 have with Israel, their Messiah, the nations which sprang from the dispersion of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, and the connection of this Blue Moon and other celestial End Time Signs that may be heralding the coming of the Tribulation and return of Christ. In this article, we will deal with the meaning of this Blue Moon for Messianic Jews and Christians who are waiting for Christ’s Second Coming.

First of all, it is important to understand that the Moon itself has a great deal of symbolic meaning on its own. Just as the hot, bright Sun that causes plants to grow signifies God the Father and the Preincarnate Yahshua, the frigid, lifeless Moon signifies Satan at its darkest phase, whereas its many intermediate phases signify sinful mankind in their various stages of spiritual growth. Allegorically, the Full Moon can signify either full blown good or full blown evil, whereas the dark side of the Moon always signifies the secret pervasiveness of evil in all its subtle and blatant forms.

Intriguingly, in the dream that the patriarch Joseph had of the Sun, Moon and eleven stars (i.e. his brothers) bowing down to him, the Moon signified Jacob’s two wives, with the illuminated side of the moon signifying Jacob’s wives Leah and Rachel and the eight sons between them while the dark side of the Moon signified the four sons born to their handmaids. The Bible tells us that Rachel produced Joseph, whose Gentile spiritual descendents are reckoned through his son Ephraim, and are thereby symbolically connected to the Tribe of Ephraim, and also to the United States of America in prophecy. Since Joseph and his descendants were showered with more material blessings than any other son of Jacob, the spiritual descendents of Joseph have become greater than all of his brothers materially as well as prophetically. Symbolically, Joseph is connected to England, but even more specifically to the United States, a one time colony of the English Monarchy.

Joseph’s brother Benjamin, however, is connected to the Jews and to Israel. This is due to the fact that the Israelites returning to rebuild Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity mostly came from the Tribes of Judah and Benjamin. In addition, Joseph’s mother Rachel’s handmaid Bilhah produced Naphtali and Dan - and the Antichrist may be descended from Dan. This means that the children attributed to Jacob’s loved wife Rachel have superseded those of his unloved wife Leah - almost as if God honored Jacob’s love for Rachel by blessings her sons with supremacy over all Jacob’s other spiritual and physical descendents, which number in the billions.

Now, when we take the spiritually meaningful Moon and compare its meaning to the insights hidden in the backdrop of stars, planets and constellations it travels through, much more can be discerned and understood. For example, the Blue Moon of New Year’s Eve 2009 appeared over the tip of the hour-glass shaped constellation Orion the Hunter’s upraised sword, and Orion is 1 of the 3 decans of (or constellations associated with) Taurus the Bull. Orion is a symbol for Joseph as the Vizier of Egypt, while Taurus the Bull itself can signify the descendents of Seth up to Isaac, who was prophetically identified with a bull in the Book of Enoch. Enoch allegorically connects Issac’s son Jacob with a sheep, tying Jacob to Aries the Ram.

As explained in Part One of this article, Taurus’ horns signify Joseph’s two sons Ephraim and Manasseh as well as the Gentile believers who either spiritually or literally descend from the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. Among these people, there are those who love Yahshua and follow Him, who love mercy and do justice, who care for God’s Creation, who love their neighbors, and that care for the poor and needy while sharing the Gospel of the Kingdom of God with them. On the other hand, there are those who follow the way of the Serpent or Satan, which is the path of humanism, Hellenism, and self-worship. The two horns of Taurus signify these conflicting groups, and though these horns point in the same direction, their aims are different.

The two horns of the neighboring sign Aries the Ram also signify two conflicting groups. One of these signify those righteous few who follow the Way of Yahweh and are awaiting His Son Yahshua’s return. The other horn represents those bound to the Law and mandatory good works through their lack of faith in the salvation and freedom offered by Yahshua’s Cross. This group includes legalistic Christian cults such as Roman Catholicism and Mormonism and the Hebrew Roots cult. In addition, this enormous group includes Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and every other religious group that requires doing specific “good” works to obtain salvation.

In Part One, it was noted that the Blue Moon of New Year’s Eve 2009 occurred between the signs of Gemini and Taurus over Orion’s upraised sword. Since a drawn sword is a symbol for war and destruction, this celestial sign is an omen of a coming great war and escalating conflicts in the world. First and foremost, the sign of Gemini signifies the Wedding of the Lamb of God to His Bride made up of the Two House Church of Judah and Ephraim. In stark contrast to its primary meaning, however, Gemini signifies the opposition between two pairs of prominent brothers of the Bible: Isaac and Ishmael and Jacob and Esau. This means that the trouble coming to those who form the Bride of Christ will come from the offspring of the antagonistic brothers. These were Ishmael and Esau, and their blood runs in the veins of most Arab Muslims today.

Since this Blue Moon of December 2009 literally occurred at the feet of Gemini in the heavens, it is a sign that those who are betrothed to Yahshua in marriage should definitely expect trouble and discord on Earth during the upcoming year - most likely coming from radical Islamic sources. The partial Lunar Eclipse of that Blue Moon that was visible throughout Europe is a sign that the discord and unrest between Muslims, Humanists, and Christians will first intensify dramatically in Europe.

As I mentioned in Part One, the eclipsed Full Moon of December 21st, 2010 will be visible over most of North America. This is a symbol that the unrest or war between Muslims and non-Muslims that will shake up Europe in 2010 will spread to Canada, America and Mexico by the end of 2010 and these conflicts will intensify everywhere in 2011. At this time, a prominent Muslim leader will likely rise to power and will fool the world into thinking he is the Antichrist. So, when he is defeated by another prominent political figure in Europe a while later, the European ruler will be hailed as the Messiah of the world. It is that European prince or ruler that will be the final Antichrist.

Since the many clashes of culture, religion and ideology in this current world are going to escalate dramatically very soon, those who love Yahshua need to get prepared to face conflict and persecution everywhere. Though other celestial signs positively indicate that the Rapture may occur around mid to late 2010 (I will focus on this in another upcoming article), the Rapture could be delayed until 2012. This means that everyone - even those counting on the Rapture to save them - will need to get prepared to face some hardship, persecution and deprivation for a time until our heavenly Bridegroom comes for us.

In the meantime, and in the midst of all this trouble, believers will continually be called to love the lost - including their oppressors - by telling them about the beauty of the Kingdom of God and the glory and grace of the salvation offered by Christ if they repent and believe. For this reason, besides stocking up on food, water and camping gear, now would also be an excellent time to engage in spiritual warfare through assertive prayer while memorizing key Bible verses and practicing your evangelization skills on everyone you know.

Get Ready! The End is Near!

Maranatha!

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Messianic Bible Scholar Helena Lehman is the author of the exhaustively researched 2500-page Language of God Book Series and the creator of the intellectually and spiritually stimulating web site home of the Pillar of Enoch Ministry. If you were intrigued by this article, you can visit her ministry web site and find out more about her books by clicking on the following link: http://pillar-of-enoch.com.