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PLEASE NOTE: This year, Tisha B'Av or the 9th of Av falls on August 13th-14th, 2016, and Tu B'Av, or the 15th of Av, falls on August 18th-19th, 2016. I discuss these Important Dates on the Jewish Calendar in the second half of this article.
Amazingly, a portion of this heavenly sign that appeared on Pentecost was visible all day and all night from every spot on the planet, and for several days before and after it. This sign was a Grand Cross, which is an alignment of major planets, the Sun, and the Moon in four Zodiac Signs that are exactly 90 degrees apart, thus forming a sky spanning cross in the heavens. Because this sign spans the entire globe, the whole world witnessed it - even though most of the world's population failed to recognize its importance. To learn more about the powerful meanings hidden in the Zodiac Signs and celestial bodies that appeared in this Grand Cross, please read my recent article focusing on it. The title and link to it appear below:
One of the planets that formed that Grand Cross was Jupiter, the Messiah Planet that represents Yahshua or Jesus our Messiah in His First Advent role as our Suffering Servant and Kinsman Redeemer. Fascinatingly, shortly after the Grand Cross formed, NASA drew the world's attention to a discovery that the Hubble Telescope captured on film as NASA's Juno spacecraft was nearing Jupiter. Here is the Facebook Post that I made about it, and the article link I included with my comment:
The Gas Giant Planet Jupiter is the largest Planet in our Solar System, and despite its pagan name, its red and cream striped sides, and the giant red spot storm on its side signify the whip-marked and pierced body of Yahshua when He died on the cross for our sins. This symbolism makes it clear that Jupiter is the Messiah Planet signifying Christ as our Kinsmen Redeemer.
That is why I think it's fascinating that NASA just released this stunning photo and videos of the swirling aurora visible at Jupiter's North Polar region, which resembles a rapidly rotating crown of explosive energy. Could this be a sign that Yahshua our Messiah is coming very soon to rescue His Bride and claim His Crown as King of the Earth? It could be! Maranatha! I do believe that this is one more sign that Yahshua is coming very, very soon in the Rapture!
Excerpts From The Article: NASA’s Juno spacecraft is currently in the solar wind near Jupiter and will enter the orbit of the planet in early July 2016. “These auroras are very dramatic and among the most active I have ever seen”, says Jonathan Nichols from the University of Leicester, UK, and principal investigator of the study. “It almost seems as if Jupiter is throwing a firework party for the imminent arrival of Juno.”
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Below this paragraph is the Hubble Image that was offered in the article linked to above. This image shows the planet Jupiter with the amazing blue auroras swirling around its North Polar region corresponding to the crown of Christ's head. The clear and sparkling sapphire pavement under God's feet mentioned in Exodus 24:10 also came to mind when I first saw this image of the auroras, suggesting to my mind's eye that this enormous gas giant planet named Jupiter could symbolically be seen as the magnificent foundation for Christ's throne. In the image below, I have added Scripture references tied to Christ as the Suffering Servant of Isaiah, Chapter 53, which defines Jupiter's spiritual meaning:
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Fascinatingly, the planet Jupiter takes one solid year to pass through each of the twelve signs of the Mazzaroth or Zodiac, and these signs correspond to the Twelve Tribes of Israel. At the present, Jupiter is in the tail end of the Sign of Leo the Lion, which is a symbol of Christ as the Lion of Judah, as He is referred to in Revelation 5:5. Even more fascinating is the fact that there is a prophecy in Genesis 49:10 that also may be connected to a specific time when Jupiter and/or Venus are in the sign of Leo, and right now both planets are in Leo. This prophecy refers to Shiloh, which is a symbolic name referring to Christ as the Messiah and King of Judah Who shall draw or gather the righteous to be with Him and for Him in eternity:
From the prey, my son, you have gone up.
He bows down, he lies down as a lion;
And as a lion, who shall rouse him?
The scepter shall not depart from Judah,
Nor a lawgiver from between his feet,
Until Shiloh comes; and unto him
shall the gathering of the people be.”
However, I did not come up with the idea behind the Shiloh Prophecy, but first saw it mentioned at the "Informed Christian" web site, where the idea that the "lawgiver" or "scepter" can't pass from between the hind feet of Leo before the Messiah, or Shiloh returns, as in the Rapture, is promulgated.. According to the Informed Christian site, this symbolic lawgiver in the heavens is considered to be Jupiter, the Messiah planet, and the author of that site insists that Jupiter must be between Leo's hind feet when Yahshua returns in the Rapture. I do not agree with that assessment, however, and have a slightly different take on this prophecy, as I will now explain using the graphic and text below:
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Finally, Jupiter is tied to Yahshua as the Suffering Servant described in Isaiah 53, and right now there is a beautiful blue Aurora acting as Jupiter's crown as it rests under the feet of Leo the Lion in the heavens, Now, since Genesis 49:10 has a future prophetic application, and if it does have a celestial application, it could suggest that Jupiter, Mercury and Venus will not have left the Sign of Leo before our Messiah and King Yahshua comes again to gather His people, which could mean He is coming to retrieve His Bride.
Now, according to the originator of the idea for the Shiloh Prophecy prophetic application, Jupiter is the symbolic "lawgiver", and it must be between Leo's hind feet for the prophecy to apply perfectly. I disagree with this because the location of Leo's hind feet is highly speculative. In addition, the planet Venus, which is the brightest object in our night sky, has a strong connection to Yahshua as a holy and powerful leader or king. So, although Jupiter will be transiting out of Leo after August 14th, which is celebrated as the 9th of Av in the Diaspora, Venus will be "between" Leo's hind feet at that time. So, if this sign with Venus as the symbolic "lawgiver" is indeed tied to the Rapture, it could be a hint that the Rapture will happen on or before the 9th of Av. In that regard, there is a Jewish tradition that God is going to turn the 9th of Av from a day of mourning to a day of great joy one day. This would certainly be the case if the Rapture were to happen on that day!
Of course, no one can truly know the day or hour of the Rapture, so the fact that the originator of the Shiloh Prophecy insists that the Rapture can only happen with Jupiter in Leo's hind feet section does go against this clear teaching of Scripture. So I do not agree with that premise of the prophecy application at all, and I believe that the Rapture can happen at any time. I also think the Shiloh Prophecy could be seen as tied to a Sign in the Heavens when Yahshua returns to fight the Battle of Armageddon, instead of His return in the Rapture. But again, to say Yahshua MUST return when this Sign is evident in Leo is a grave mistake, and I won't be guilty of it. Nonetheless, the Shiloh Prophecy in Genesis 49:9-10 can be viewed as a heavenly sign, even though it is not identified in any way as a sign in the heavens. This is because the Tribe of Judah is prophetically tied to Leo the Lion in Genesis 49:9, as quoted earlier in this article.
For the original take on this Shiloh Prophecy Sign that inspired me to look into it, check out the pamphlet that alerted me to a portion of this sign, motivated me to do a study of my own, and resulted in this article. It is available for download at the Informed Christian web site.
You can download a copy of it here: http://informedchristians.cnom/images/dcc_rel/shiloh_in_judah_handout.pdf
If it is applied to the heavenly Sign of Leo, the Shiloh Prophecy Sign could be even more significant because there is a three-week period of mourning on the Jewish Calendar that spans from the 17th of Tammuz or July 24th, 2016 through to Tisha B'Av or the 9th of Av on August 13th, 2016 in Israel, and on August 14th for those living in the Diaspora (i.e. outside of Israel). This period includes the nine days of Awe or intense period of introspection, fasting, mourning and prayer between the 1st and the 9th of Av, and the 9th of Av is the infamous day that the Jews believe that the First and Second Temples to Yahweh in Jerusalem were destroyed. The first Temple in Jerusalem that was known as the Temple of Solomon was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar's armies in 586 BC, and the Second Temple that was built after the Babylonian Captivity of the Jews was destroyed by the Roman General Titus' armies in 70 AD.
Now, what's majorly significant about this time of mourning before Tisha B'Av is that the Yahshua told His disciples that, shortly after the Sign of the Son of Man appeared, the tribes of the world would mourn. Could this reference to tribes mourning be talking about the Twelve Tribes of Israel, which is referring to both the natural and grafted-in Israelites that are watching and waiting for their Messiah to return? Furthermore, could these tribes in mourning be a reference to the mourning going on among believers all over the world who see the massive increase in wickedness today?
Not only is wickedness like sexual immorality and murder increasing exponentially, but there are also the terrible winds of war and moves toward a coming world dictatorship that are manifesting all over the world, and that believers are powerless to stop. This has caused many to lose hope in ever being able to reverse or rectify it, and so they have fallen into a perpetual state of mourning, with their only hope now resting with the coming of their Messiah. Here is the Scripture I'm referring to that speaks of the Sign of the Son of Man, and the mourning of the tribes:
~*~ Matthew 24:29-31 ~*~ “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”The fact that Yahshua could have been referring to the Grand Cross on this past Pentecost as the Sign of the Son of Man, and to the mourning of the tribes in reference to the mourning period leading up to the 9th of Av this year made me want to analyze this passage further. I wanted to see if what I think it could be referring to has merit, and after looking at all the signs that Yahshua has left for us this past few years, I firmly believe that they do validate my assumption.
For example, all of the events described in verse 29 above have happened. In fact, we have just witnessed a rare alignment of four consecutive Blood Moons or Full Lunar Eclipses that occurred on the Jewish Feasts of Passover and Tabernacles in 2014 and 2015. In addition, over the past few years, there has been a massive increase in large fireball or meteorite sightings, some of which were so large that they caused damage, or created sonic booms. In addition, scientists have been noting unusual changes in the planets in our Solar System due to increased Solar activity associated with Sunspots, Solar Flares, Coronal Mass Ejections or CMEs, and Solar Winds. Fascinatingly, the planets, asteroids and moons in our Solar System, and the starry Universe beyond it were known as the Second Heaven in ancient times.
This Solar activity is also the likely culprit behind the massive climate and weather changes on the Earth that have caused ever-more-frequent and horrendously destructive storms, tornadoes and floods all over the world. Since these powerful storms form in the atmosphere above the Earth, and this was known as the First Heaven in ancient times, then we can certainly say that the powers of the heavens have been shaken over the past few years, especially when we take all the Signs in the Heavens such as eclipses, comets, asteroids, and fireballs that have occurred in the past few years into consideration.
In fact, this up-step in heavenly signs and cataclysmic weather has been obvious to many ever since 2010, when the birth-pains signalling the end of this age stepped up dramatically. This indicates that the intense final stage of the labor leading to the symbolic birth of the baby or blessing of new life known as the Rapture is also rapidly approaching, and it may now even be at the door! Although no one can truly know the day or hour, it is my fervent hope that the Rapture will be before the end of this summer!
As some who have been following my ministry blog articles already know, it is my contention that the Sign of the Son of Man is a multi-layered Sign that is not limited to one period of time, but has been manifesting itself over the past three and a half years. The first sign of this group of Signs was the Sign of the Woman Clothed with the Sun that appeared in October of 2013, and the most recent manifestation of this Sign was the rare Grand Cross formation that was visible all over the world this past Pentecost on June 19th, 2016. If you read the article I wrote about it, and that I linked to earlier in this article, it also gives links to my ministry blog articles written in 2013, 2014, 2015, and earlier in 2016 that explain the other signs that also appear to be part of the Sign of the Son of Man, which points directly to Christ's soon return in the Rapture of His saints.
In light of this fact, and the fact that Yahshua was talking to men from several of the tribes of Israel that were to become familiar with the period of mourning over the destruction of the First and Second Temples, could His reference to the mourning of the tribes all over the world in verse 30 of Matthew Chapter 24 (as quoted above in this article) be a reference to the three weeks of mourning that Jews observe between the 17th of Tammuz and the 9th of Av every year? Furthermore, could the arrival of the Son of Man to gather His elect immediately after that be connecting the Wedding of the Lamb in Heaven to the time period around Tu B'Av, or the 15th of Av, which falls on Thursday, August 18th, 2016 in Israel, and on Friday, August 19th for those in the Diaspora?
The reason I made this connection of the coming Wedding of the Bride of Christ to her Beloved Bridegroom Yahshua is the fact that Tu B'Av is the Jewish version of Valentine's Day! In other words, the Jews in Israel view this day that is associated with the Israelite Maidens gathering in the harvested fields of Israel to celebrate the harvest, and in hopes of catching the eye of a prospective husband. Due to its connection to a celebration of the harvest, Tu B'Av is a time when Israelis often finalize betrothals, when gifts are given to loved ones, and when weddings are often performed. This is why many believers have seen that this has obvious Rapture tie-ins - with the Bridegroom taking the Bride (or Church of Philadelphia) and her Five Wise Virgin attendants to the Wedding.
Fascinatingly, God has shown me that the Five Wise Virgins are symbolic of the born-again believers scattered among the other five churches of Revelation that are worthy to be taken in the Rapture. They will be spared from seeing the terrible fate of those who are left behind because they are part of the lukewarm Church of Laodicea, which Christ will symbolically spit out of His mouth in rejection when He comes for His Bride and those who are worthy to attend her.
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