Posts Tagged ‘Solar Eclipses’
Thanks to Mr. David Webster for this article with the link to a program from Original Pilgrim that gives us more information about the signs and seasons that God has placed in the celestial heavenly objects to inform men of His appointed times.
David Webster (4 Aug 2013)
“Original Pilgrim – Tetrads, Gematria, Generations“
The heavens declare the Glory of God and are there as signs and seasons. This is also to mean that they are appointed times for God’s timetables.
God is able to compute His timetable without the use of the celestial objects in heaven, but that would not allow men to keep the knowledge of His appointed times.
This year the heavens bring celestial viewing in a great way with comet Ison and a rare solar eclipse.
The next two years likewise the heavens present a full and rare show of a tetrad of blood moon eclipses occurring on Jewish feasts. This is also a very rare thing to happen and every time this has happened it coincided with a major event in the History of Israel and the Jewish nation.
Mr. Luis Vega has written a very detailed and good article using the information in the heavens to decipher and speculate the prophetic scenario listed in the Bible.
His charts are excellent and full of information. Some of it is fact and some are his conclusions and speculation.
Luis Vega (4 Aug 2013)
“The Rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse of 2013 – Coinciding with Comet ISON’s Trajectory“
The Rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse of 2013
Coinciding with Comet ISON’s Trajectory
A ‘Type’ of the Harvest & Rewards to Come
by Luis B. Vega
‘Ask the LORD of the Harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.’- Matthew 9:38
The purpose of this study, with accompanied chart (see online link above) is to illustrate the occurrence of the very rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse that is scheduled to occur on November 3, 2013. What is significant about is particular Hybrid solar eclipse up to now, is that according to NASA’s calculations, since the time of Christ only 7 H3 Hybrid types have occurred as opposed to an H1, H2 or Hm for example.
More astounding is that out of the 7 total Hybrid H3 eclipses leading up the Tetrad of 2014-15, only 3 have been the even more rare (H3 n-) type since the 1st century. Impressively, the Nov 3, 2013 Hybrid eclipse will be the 7th H3 and 3rd (H3 n-) at the same time. To give a scope of the rarity of this type of H3 Hybrid eclipse in general, for example, given a century of time where there will be about 250 solar eclipses altogether, only about 25 will be Hybrids.
Furthermore, this type of Hybrid eclipse –according to NASA’s charts, is the only one since the time of Christ that has ever preceded a Tetrad within about 160 days of each other. To reiterate, the Hybrid eclipse of Nov 3, 2013 will be the 7th H3 type in general but an even more rare type of a 3rd (H3 n-) Hybrid type leading up the Tetrad of 2014-15. And it is not just any type of Tetrad either.
There have been several Tetrads over the centuries, but what this particular about this Tetrad -as it will be for the one occurring on 2014-2015, is that all of the Total Lunar Eclipses fall on the 4 consecutive Jewish Holy Feasts of Passover & Sukkot. A Tetrad is a series of 4 consecutive Total Lunar Eclipses.
This study, with accompanied chart, will seek to also show that the Hybrid eclipse has some interesting correlations & associations with the Comet ISON. Comet ISON is said to be the brightest comet ever to be recorded & will start to be visible with the naked-eye, coincidentally on the very same day of the Hybrid eclipse. From that point on, ISON will be in the night skies with an ever increasing tail until the beginnings speed away from our inner Solar System starting in January 2014.
A timeline will graph the Jewish Holy Feast or more accurately ‘the LORD’s Appointed Times’ to show a correlation to specific dates related to both the Hybrid eclipse & Comet ISON’s trajectory. The timeline presented in the illustration will commence with the Fall Feasts of יהוה in 2013& end with the Spring Feasts of 2014. It is this particular Spring Jewish Feast season that will coincide with the 1st Total Blood Moon of the Tetrad of 2014-15; specifically on April 15, 2014.
Interestingly, as far as the timeline of dates is concerned, Comet ISON has a direct association to the Jewish Feasts of Chanukah that starts on Nov 27, 2013. This date of Nov 27th will also correspond to when Comet ISON reaches perihelion to the Sun, or the closest approach before being sling-shot out of our Solar System.
To reiterate, the last Total Solar Eclipse of 2013 will be taking place on November 3, 2013. It is referred to as a Hybrid eclipse because the eclipse event will have both Total and Annular properties. The Hybrid eclipse of Nov 3, 2013 is in a class all unto itself. It is the rarest of the rare ‘Hybrid’ eclipses known to mankind. According to NASA’s calculations, the next one of this type, H3 is not scheduled to occur until the year 2172 and 2853.
The following is the list of the only 7 Hybrid eclipse category H3 that have occurred since Christ. Out of the total 7 Hybrids, only 3 specific ones have been the (H3 n-) type. The Nov 3, 2013 will thus be the ‘7th’ and the ‘3rd’ at the same time.
1) 05237 0190 Oct 16 20:54:58 8688 -22377 085 H3 n- 0.4293 1.0152 16N 93W 64 57 01m30s 1st
7) 09538 2013 Nov 03 12:47:36 00068 171 143 H3 n- 0.3272 1.0159 3N 12W 71 58 01m40s 3rd
To reiterate, a Hybrid eclipse is a unique type of ‘central eclipse’ where parts of the path of the eclipse are 1) Annular while other parts are 2) Total. This duality happens when the vertex of the Moon’s umbral shadow passes Earth’s surface at various points but falls short upon the surface of the planet while it does not along other portions of the shadow’s path. This is due, in part, to the curvature of Earth’s surface.
What is incredible in comparison to ’regular’ Hybrid Solar Eclipses is that this type of Hybrid eclipse H3 has only occurred a few times since Christ. According to NASAs calculations, there have only been 3 (H3 n-) types all together. (Please verify) What is more striking & different from the other Hybrid Eclipses is that the Nov 3, 2013 Hybrid is the only one that directly precedes a Tetrad as mentioned before. This Tetrad will start on Passover April 15, 2014 -which is only 163 days out from Nov 03, 2013. Coincidentally ISON will be able to be seen with the naked-eye on this same day, the day of the eclipse. Comet ISON will start to leave the Solar System around the beginning of January, 2014.
The last time a regular Hybrid Eclipse (H3) occurred was in 2005 where this type of Moon shadow dual-convergence occurred during the same eclipse. Another interesting number count occurs from when this 2005 Hybrid happened to the Nov 3rd one. Specifically the day count is as follows:Friday, April 8, 2005 to November 3, 2013 = 3131 days.
Perhaps this combination of the very rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse & Comet ISON are some sort of celestial time-markers of impending doom or gloom or hope and glory; perhaps both at the same time. Many in the End-Times community are believing that such ‘signs’ in the months leading up to the Tetrad of 2014-2015 may appear to be the ’harbingers’ to a coming time of judgment upon the world & Israel, if not then, perhaps in the immediate time following. It will only be about 3 months after comet ISON will no longer will be able to be seen by the naked-eye, that the Tetrad of 2014-2015 Total Lunar Eclipses will commence or ‘Blood Moons’ are they are also referred to.
Many End-Time Biblical scholars & Jewish theologians assert that comets are a terrible ‘omen’ for Israel. What is peculiar about the day of the Hybrid eclipse occurs is that the Planet Mars will be in the backdrop of comet ISON that will be able to be seen with the naked-eye for the first time. This will be possible if one is looking at the ISON from the hemisphere facing it in -which Israel is geographically at the midpoint.
Of course this assertion is depending on the position & rotation of the Earth at that actual time for the scenario illustrated in the charts accompanying this study to be accurate. In relative comparison to other solar eclipses, the duration of the Hybrid eclipse is projected to be a ‘brief’ one. For this reason, this scenario of Israel, in particular, but that of its hemisphere i.e., Middle East to see ISON for the first time with the naked-eye against the backdrop of Mars is speculative to some degree. But if there is some credence to such celestial imagery that may be prophetic in nature, then what that hemisphere can expect is war on a major scale against Israel.
Because comets in Jewish Rabbinical teachings always signals a bad omen of war for Israel and Mars is the ‘god of war’, this line-up could perhaps be a heavenly ‘wake-up’ call to an impeding war in Israel, or as in a possible ‘strife and/or turmoil. Perhaps such an occurrence as this could be a ‘trigger’ or cause for a divergence from the civil war in Syria, the strife in Egypt or Turkey to focus such satanic hate, murder and rage onto Israel. If there is any one issue that will unite the arabs & muslims together after a common cause is war with Israel.
Perhaps this very convergence of celestial events is signaling Israel’s anticipated and prophetic ‘travail’ as in the pains of a delivering woman. Indeed, this ‘picture’ of the line-up & timing of the 7th Hybrid eclipse with ISON crossing the Earth’s plain with Mars in the background could be signaling the coming of the Time of Jacob’s Troubles. This time may indeed soon come to pass for Israel and the whole world in general. (see online chart regarding Jacob’s Troubles here)
Perhaps an ensuing conflict during the coming Tetrad dealing with the nations against Israel will occur as they did in 1948 and 1967. This pattern, many have suggested, could have incredible & profound prophetic implication as to the timing of the Tetrad that is to begin on April 15, 2014 during Passover. Still other speculate that these 2 celestial markers or ‘Witnesses’ of Comet ISON in conjunction with the Hybrid eclipse will somehow signal an event that will trigger the start of perhaps the construction of the 3 Temple or soon thereafter. This is assuming that there will be a direct association to a certain prophetic event that is to occur during the 1st Total Blood Moon of the Tetrad in the Spring of 2014.
On an aside note, it was another comet, Halley’s that appeared in AD 66. Many assert that it was heralding the destruction of the 2nd Temple. Perhaps this comet, Halley that occurred 1948 years ago to the 1st Tetrad of April 15, 2014 will mirror with Comet ISON & signal the reconstruction of the 3rd Temple in like manner. Thus, could this comet ISON be the prophetic comet the will signal the rebuilding of the 3rd Temple as Halley’s Comet was the signal of the destruction of the 2nd Temple?
1) Halley’s Comet in AD 66 to 2014 Tetrad = 1948 Years
2) 2nd Temple AD 70 destroyed to 2018 Triad = 1948 Years
Some Peculiarities of the Eclipse with ISON
To reiterate, during the rare Hybrid eclipse of Nov 3, 2013 Comet ISON will be crossing Earth’s orbital plain. At this time, the part of the Earth that will be facing comet ISON will be the Middle East, in part. The comet will be visible with the naked-eye for the first time, at that time. What is anticipated to be spectacular is that throughout the hemisphere during the Eclipse in the darkened sky, planet Mars will be positioned, in line in ISON’s background.
Is it mere coincidence that ISON crosses Earth’s orbital plain during the Hybrid eclipse on NOV 3, 2013? Is it also coincidence that at that same time frame, it will mark the first time that the comet will be able to be seen with the naked-eye from Earth? The part of the Earth that will be facing the comet as the eclipse occurs will be the Middle East and European latitudes. Since Israel is in the ‘middle’ of the hemisphere geographically, many End Time scholars are speculating that, the LORD perhaps will be showing Israel a ‘double witness’ of sorts.
Listed below are the Jewish ‘Feast’ days or LORD’s Appointed Times: 2013-2014
Hebrew Year 5774
Sep 5-6, 2013
Jewish New Year
Sep 14, 2013
Day of Atonement
Sep 19-20, 2013
Sep 21-25, 2013
Feast of Tabernacles
Sep 26, 2013
Eighth Day of Assembly
Sep 27, 2013
Day of Celebrating the Torah
Nov 28-Dec 5, 2013
Jewish festival of rededication, also Festival of Lights
Mar 16, 2014
Day of joy and turning tables on enemies
Apr 15-16, 2014
Apr 17-20, 2014
Apr 21-22, 2014
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Jun 4-5, 2014
Festival of Weeks, giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai
Aug 5, 2014
The Ninth of Av, fast -destruction of the two Temples
From a top view of the Solar System (see chart illustration) the planets will show their relative positions during the Rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse of Nov 3, 2013. Comet ISON will be coming blow the Solar System as it reaches perihelion on Nov 27, 2013. This date is also the start of Hanukkah.
Comet ISON will then swing around the Sun -if it is not disintegrated and travel above the Solar System Plain as it exits out. ISON will again be in conjunction with to the Earth’s orbital plain around Jan 17, 2014 as it starts to exit out or the Inner Solar System Planets. The month of Jan 2014 will also be the limit in which the comet will able to be seen with the naked-eye.
A Type of the Rapture Harvest?
This study will also seek to illustrate Comet ISON’s anticipated path against the constellations as it leaves the solar system. ISON will traverse the constellations of Bootes or the Shepherd-Reaper and Ophiuchus on its way out of our Solar System. ISON will enter the constellation Bootes around December 2013. Perhaps this comet is to have a possible prophetic correlation to a Rapture ‘harvest’ on its way out. Again, this is only a study in the event’s typology & is purely speculative.
Nonetheless, this study will focus on one constellation in particular, that of Bootes. Biblically speaking, this could possibly be a ‘type’ or picture of the ‘Shepherd’ exiting out with ‘sheep’ as he swings his ‘sickle’ to harvest the souls of His Bride to Glory to close out the Church Age. Could this allude to the Rapture at such a point in time? The Bible does declare that Jesus Christ will one day will ‘harvest’ the souls of all mankind as there are several types of prophetic harvest in the Bible.
The Gospel Plan of Redemption in the Stars
From the research and work of EW Bullinger. This following excerpt is taken and quoted directly comprising the Biblical & prophetic interpretation of the constellation Bootes. Emphases added.
Bootes – the Coming One
‘He is pictured as a man walking rapidly, with a spear in his right hand and a sickle in his left hand. He Greeks called him Bo-o-tes, which is from the Hebrew root Bo as to come, as in The Coming. It is referred to in Psalm 96:13. It is probable that his ancient name was Arcturus as referred to in Job 9:9. The name of the brightest star, Arcturus.
1) Star a in the left knee, Arcturus means He cometh.
2) Star m in the spear-head is Al Katurops, which means the branch, treading under foot.
3) Star e just below the waist on his right side is called Mirac, or Mizar, or Izar. Mirac means the coming forth as an arrow; Mizar, or Izar, means the preserver, guarding.
4) Star h is called Muphride, i.e. one who separates as in a Harvest.
5) Star b in the head is named Nekkar, i.e. the Pierced One –Messiah (Zech 12:10), which tells us that this coming Judge is the One who was pierced. Another Hebrew name is Merga, who bruises’.
Prophetic Biblical Interpretation
‘The meaning of the Stars brings us back again to Genesis 3:15, and closes up this first chapter of the First Book (VIRGO). It shows us the Person of the Promised Seed (Jesus Christ) from the beginning to the end, from the first promise of the birth of the Child in Bethlehem, to the final coming of the great Judge and Harvester to reap the harvest of the Earth.
This was the vision which was afterwards shown to John (Rev 14:15,16), when he says, “I looked; and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle and reap; for the time is come for Thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And He that sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.”
Bootes is the conclusion of the first chapter of this First Book. Here we see the Woman whose Seed is to bruise the serpent’s head, the Virgin-Born, the Branch of Jehovah, perfect Man and perfect GOD Immanuel, “GOD with us,” yet despised and rejected of men, and yielding up His life that others may have life for evermore. But we see Him coming afterwards in triumphant power to judge the earth.’
Comet ISON will speed-up, as it swings around the Sun during its perihelion on Nov 27-28, 2013. As it has been already noted, this very date will coincide also with the start of Hanukah. As the comet heads toward the Celestial Center where the ‘Golden Gate; or Gate of GOD is at, it will then loop around the Sun towards the constellation Ophiuchus after its perihelion. Soon thereafter, the comet appears to go through Serpens as it ‘strikes’ the head of the snake, starting around December of 2013. This echoes the Promise of Genesis 3:15…to ’bruise the Head of satan/lucifer ‘.
>From a purely speculative but Biblical perspective, Comet ISON could be a very significant & prophetic ‘harbinger’ or sign on many levels –as portrayed going through the constellation Bootes. It could perhaps be a ‘sign’ for the World, the Church & Israel during & probably soon thereafter the comet leaves the Solar System. In terms of the Body of Christ, many believe that the Church Age is about to conclude in these ‘Last Days’. The Church of Christ, metaphorically, could be about to be ‘harvested’ as the path of ISON accents the ‘Celestial Sickle’ that the Shepherd Bootes depicts.
This ‘Celestial Shepherd-Reaper’ Bootes is linked to 2 animals that in ancient times were SHEEP, not canines as they are depicted in modern times today. Perhaps each is representing the 2 delineations of what comprises the Church Age; the Jewish & Gentile fusion of the one Body of Christ. Furthermore, the comet passes by the CROWN of Bootes (Corona Borealis) that awaits the Overcomers at the Bema Seat of Christ after the Rapture.
As it may appear that these remaining months leading up to the Tetrad of 2014-15 may seem like a prophetic countdown of sorts, it is no time for the Church to be caught off guard. As many individuals, marriages, churches and community of Followers of Christ are experiencing intense spiritual warfare, it is at these times when we need to stand fast in our Faith in Jesus Christ and ‘be still and know that the LORD is GOD’.
It appears that the Church, the world and Israel are going to be in the crosshairs of the LORD’s prophetic time-clock very soon. All the heavenly signs in the Sun, Moon and Starts are screaming that the eye of the prophetic hurricane is going to be soon upon us. If either the Blessed Hope happens before this time, during or afterwards, may we cling to the Comforter, GOD the Holy Spirit for solace and peace to keep us until the Call from on High & ‘harvest’ to come.
This article below was sent to me by Mr. Ron Reese and it is a written description of the video by Renee Moses that is also included in the article as a link at the end. It looks that the probability of the Rapture May 9-10 tomorrow Ascension day or May 19 Sunday of Pentecost is big. The annular solar eclipses and the Jewish wedding ceremony are very important factors to consider for this year.
IS MAY, 2013, THE TIME OF THE SUDDEN DESTRUCTION/RAPTURE?
Isaiah 17:1 says, “The burden of Damascus. Behold Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a burdensome heap.” The end of this same Chapter appears to be referring to World War 3. The complete destruction of Damascus has never happened before. It NOW appears as if it is about to happen! Many Bible Prophecy scholars believe that when this NUCLEAR destruction of Damascus takes place, that this will be the time of the Rapture.
The world is now awaiting Syria’s response to Israel’s brazen devastating attacks on Damascus, Syria. If they launch chemical weapons on Israel, it is extremely likely that Israel will exercise its “Samson’s option”, which is a nuclear attack on Damascus. This undoubedtly will ignite World War 3 and the Rapture. The world now stands at the precipice of this taking place.
I do not know exactly how soon the Rapture/Sudden Destruction will take place. But this much I know. It is NOW time to make your peace with God. It is NOW time to examine your personal relationship with Jesus. It is NOW time to rid yourself of any sin in your life. It is NOW time to make sure that Jesus is the LORD of your life.
After reading the forwarded post below, you will see why I am now saying that this may be my very last post that I will ever write. The world is NOW teetering on the brink of nuclear World War 3. There is much evidence that seems to be strongly pointing to the next few days, and maybe the next few hours. Let us ALL take heed to the VERY STRONG WARNING FROM OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST, WHO GIVES THE FOLLOWING WARNING TO ALL END-TIME CHRISTIANS, IN LUKE 21:34–36:
JESUS SAYS TO US, “Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting (partying), and drunkenness, AND CARES OF THIS LIFE, and so THAT DAY come upon you unexpectedly. For as a SNARE (TRAP) shall it come on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch you, therefore, and pray always, THAT YOU MAY BE ACCOUNTED WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL these things and to stand before the Son of man (Jesus).”
Our Escape is our Blessed Hope, the Rapture of the Bride of Christ. A Bride always makes the most diligent effort to prepare for her Wedding Day. It is NOW time for ALL Christians to prepare for that day. IT IS NOW UPON US!!!
I do not know exactly how much longer we have before the Great Tribulation breaks forth upon this sin-filled world, but May, 2013, is looking extremely ominous, especially the next 8 days. May 14–15 is not only Israel’s 65th birthday, but it is also the Feast of Pentecost, which has strong Rapture implications.
Ascension Day and Jerusalem Day are both on May 9th. Will this be our Ascension Day? This is also the last day of 2nd Passover, according to Renee Moses, whose post appears below. Her evidence for May 9th to be THE DAY is very compelling. She is completely convinced that the Lord has been sharing a beautiful puzzle with her, piece by piece, which is finally reaching culmination on May 9th (or May 10th, depending on time zone differences).
It would be a shame, and possibly disastrous for some of you, not to read and HEED the post below, just because her previous posts did not contain the COMPLETE PUZZLE. I repeat that her evidence is very compelling, and deserves our strong consideration. I strongly encourage you to, at the very least, read the part about the the one-year betrothal period for a typical Jewish wedding. There appears to have been an ENGAGMENT RING TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE ONE YEAR AGO ON MAY 20, 2012 (AYAR 28TH). What many of us, including me, thought would be the time of our Wedding Day, appears to only have been our one-year warning, or our engagment period. EXACTLY ONE JEWISH YEAR LATER, ON THURSDAY, MAY 9TH, IT APPEARS THE ACTUAL WEDDING RING ECLIPSE TAKES PLACE ON THE VERY SAME JEWISH DAY OF THE YEAR, AYAR 28TH!!! Jesus said there would be signs in the sun, moon, and stars, of His Return.
At the very least, PLEASE do not delete this email until after May 15th, as these next few days are FILLED WITH POTENTIAL. Someone may need the information in this post, and it may be YOU. BE READY!!!
The post below was not written by me. It was written by Renee M. Her website has changed. It is now:
This is truly an AMAZING website.
Song of Solomon
Take me away with you—let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers…
My beloved spoke and said to me,
“Arise, my darling,
my beautiful one, come with me.
See! The winter is past;
the rains are over and gone
Flowers appear on the earth;
(My note: April showers bring May flowers)
the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves
is heard in our land.
The fig tree forms its early fruit;
the blossoming vines spread their fragrance.
Arise, come, my darling;
my beautiful one, come with me.”
I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband…”Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God…The angel measured the wall using human measurement, and it was 144 cubits thick.
WE, are HIS TEMPLE, WE are HIS HOLY CITY, the NEW JERUSALEM, HIS BRIDE, the 144,000, the firstfruits redeemed from the earth, the virgins without blemish, blameless and pure, favored by God.
We are the Spiritual Body (Temple) of Christ. Herod’s Temple was 46 years in the building of the natural temple. John 2:20-21 – The Jews replied, “It has taken 46 years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” But the temple he had spoken of was his body.
Jerusalem Day, 28 Iyyar 5727 (June 7, 1967) plus 46 Jewish Years = May 8/9, 2013, 28 Iyyar.
Again, WE are the Spiritual Temple/Body. John 2:21 – But he spake of the temple of his body.
46 years from when Israel recaptured Jerusalem ends on May 8/9, 2013. Hebrews 12: But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven.
The two weeks celebrated during the Second Passover in 2 Chronicles 30 would also have ended on the 28th day of the month. This is Iyar 28, Jerusalem Day, 46 Jewish years after Israel recaptured Jerusalem. Firstfruits could be offered to the Lord on the 29th, since the 28th would have been a “Sabbath” rest following the rules of Unleavened Bread. This points to May 9/10, 2013, as the start of the 7-day wedding Feast, making May 15/16, 2013, Pentecost on the Jewish calendar, the 7th day of the Wedding Feast when we are presented to the Father as firstfruits. Perhaps the first 6 days of our wedding feast in heaven are with Jesus, our Bridegroom, and the 7th day He presents us to the Father to complete the wedding? This would mean that we are offered as firstfruits to the Lamb (Jesus) on the day after the last day of the Second Passover (this would be the 14th day of the second Passover since they celebrated it for 2 weeks instead of 1; the 14th day should also have been a “Sabbath” rest if they were following the rules and regulations of Unleavened Bread and firstfruits could be offered on the day after a “Sabbath”) and then we are offered to the Father as firstfruits on Pentecost, again another firstfruits festival.
The end of May 9, 2013, starts the first day of the third month, when the Israelites reached the Mountain of God. Hebrews 12 makes very clear reference to this: You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them, because they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death.” The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, “I am trembling with fear.” But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”
First Day of the Third Month
The Jewish people reached Mount Sinai on the first day of the third month. It was also on the first day of the third month that the Lord speaks to Moses about bringing them out on EAGLES’ WINGS. Exodus 19: On the first day of the third month after the Israelites left Egypt—on that very day—they came to the Desert of Sinai. After they set out from Rephidim, they entered the Desert of Sinai, and Israel camped there in the desert in front of the mountain. Then Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain and said, “This is what you are to say to the descendants of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel: ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself.” This is a very clear reference to Rev 12 when the woman is given eagles’ wings to take her to a place prepared for her by God for 1260 days.
Solar Eclipse May 9/10
We also have a total solar eclipse on May 9/10. It will be noon in Australia and New Zealand when this eclipse takes place, where the eclipse can be seen. The Lord said He would darken the sun at noon. This total solar eclipse takes place at 8:23 pm EDT and lasts for about 5 minutes, where the sun is completely covered except for a ring of fire around it. The New Moon is 8:28 EDT, just as this total eclipse is ending.
“In that day,” declares the Sovereign Lord,
“I will make the sun go down at noon
and darken the earth in broad daylight.
I will turn your religious festivals into mourning
and all your singing into weeping.
I will make all of you wear sackcloth
and shave your heads.
I will make that time like mourning for an only son
and the end of it like a bitter day.
This is supposed to be another “wedding ring” eclipse like last June. The only people who will be able to see this eclipse, will be able to see it right around noon their time, at the exact time of the New Moon.
As Christians, we celebrated the “firstfruits” on Resurrection Sunday, March 31, 2013. Jesus ascended to heaven 40 days later, so for the Christians, the “Day of Ascension” falls on May 9, 2013.
Ascension Day falls on a NEW MOON in 2013, on Thursday, May 9. Since we are the symbolic moon, when we are being veiled, God will veil our heavenly counterpart, the MOON. The new moon phase perfectly matches the VEILED OR VANISHING.
The moon is symbolic of the body of Christ (church). The moon represents the reflection of God’s glory. Just as one cannot look directly into the light of the sun, likewise no man can look directly upon God. One can however look directly at the moon which reflects the light of the sun. The Sun gives earth its light by “reflecting” it off the moon to the earth. Likewise, Jesus (the SON) reflects His light to the earth by His church, being salt and LIGHT of the world. The SUN and MOON astronomically represent the SON JESUS and his Bride…working together in spreading the light of the Father into the world.
Psalms 89:37 – “It (THE SUN) shall be established forever like the moon, even like the faithful witness in the sky.”
The Sun signifies Christ. Malachi, the last book in the Old Testament says: “But unto you that fear my name shall the sun of Righteousness rise with healing in his wings.”
Jesus and His church are absolutely symbolic of the SUN and MOON, working together to reflect light to the world. The moon is a symbol of the church. In the Song of Solomon, he describes the Bride of Christ as fair as the moon. The Church is the Bride of Christ.
Song of Solomon 6:10 – “Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the MOON?”
The moon has no light of its own. It reflects the light of the Sun. The church can only reflect the light of the Son of God. On NEW MOON DAYS (ROSH CHODESH), the MOON “disappears” in the sky “momentarily,” then reappears in the heavens. The moon (church) will disappear (rapture), then reappear in heaven while being symbolically represented in the heavens.
In the ancient Jewish tradition, the bridegroom would go out and receive his bride and take her to the father’s house. In tradition, the BRIDE would wear a “veil” over her face to hide the identity of the bride from the public.
We read from Genesis 24:65 when Rebecca (a type of the Bride) sees Isaac (a type of Christ) and takes a veil and covers herself. “For she had said to the servant, who is this man walking in the field to meet us the servant said, it is my master. So she took a VEIL and covered herself.”
A veil covering the bride at the time the bride meets the bridegroom is Biblical, and lines up exactly with ancient Jewish wedding traditions. The veiled moon is to be symbolic of the hidden bride, the rapture of the bride, when she suddenly disappears.
When Rebecca (a symbol of the bride of Christ) met Isaac (a symbol of Christ), she was veiled (hidden), JUST LIKE THE moon will be on the day of the rapture…hidden (veiled) from the people of earth. So, when the church is VEILED in heaven, God will be declaring his glory in his firmament by VIELING the moon in the sky from the people of the earth to see.
The Jews even call the NEW MOON the VEILED MOON, because it is completely invisible during the new moon phase.
Last year, on May 20, 2012, there was a solar eclipse that also made a wedding ring and ring of fire. This was JERUSALEM DAY on the Jewish calendar, Iyar 28!!!! It was ONE YEAR AGO!!!!
A JEWISH ENGAGEMENT LASTED ONE YEAR!!!! THAT WAS OUR ENGAGEMENT RING, THIS YEAR’S ECLIPSE IS OUR WEDDING RING!!!!
The Nissuin – Marriage Itself: The culminating step in the Process of the Jewish Wedding
The final step in the wedding proces is called – Nissuin – the word commons from the Hebrew verb – hsn ( nasa) – which means , “to carry.” This is a graphic description – as the bride would be waiting for her groom to come – to carry her off to her new home. The period of the betrothal – was a time of great anticipation – as the bride waited for the arrival of her betrothed. One of the unique features of the Biblical Jewish wedding was the time of the groom’s arrival – it was to be a surprise:
- The bride took the betrothal seriously – expecting the arrival of the bridegroom at the end of the year long period of the betrothal.
- She knew the approximate timing – but the exact hour or day was uncertain.
- It was the father of the groom who would give the final approval for the marriage to begin.
The coming of the Bridegroom and the Wedding Begins
Since the time of his arrival was a surprise – the bride and her bridal party were always to be ready – this is the background of Yeshua’s parable (Mat. 25:1-13). It was customary for one of the grooms party to go ahead of the bridegroom, leading the way to the bride’s house – and shout – “Behold, the bridegroom comes.” This would be followed by the sounding of the shofar. At the sounding of the shofar the entire wedding processional would go through the streets of the city to the bride’s house. The groomsmen would again set up the huppah:
- Again the couple would say a blessing over the cup of wine.
- The ceremony finalized the promises and vows.
The pinnacle of this joyful celebration was the marriage supper:
- It was much more than just a sit down dinner for all the guests.
- It included seven full days of food, music, dance and celebration – (Jn. 14:10-12).
- After the festivities the husband was free to bring his bride to their new home to live together as husband and wife in the full covenant of marriage.
The second step of the ancient Jewish wedding is called Erusin/engagement. Even though the young kids were arranged for a future marriage through Shiddukhin, there came a point in time where they would have to publicly affirm that it is agreeable to them. In biblical times, this was usually portrayed in a public wedding ceremony to make a statement of their consent. In the parasha it is the potential bride, Rivkah/Rebekah, who gives her consent as she is asked, “Will you go with this man?” And she said, “I will go” (B’reisheet 24:58). Over time, this Erusin statement developed into the first part of the Jewish public ceremony. The young couple (sometimes young teenagers!) would come under the chuppah, sign a ketubah/wedding contract and share the first cup of wine representing the Erusin/engagement commitment. Unlike our modern understanding of “engagement”, the Jewish Erusin in ancient times was considered a binding covenant stating that the couple was actually married. So binding was it that if the engagement were broken up, a religious divorce (Hebrew get) would be required. Yet the young couple was not to live together quite yet or have sexual relations. Instead, they entered a one-year time of preparation: the bride preparing her dowry and garments while the groom worked on the future housing for the couple. In biblical times this usually meant adding a room (or tent) to the father’s existing home, as the entire family often lived under one roof. After the one-year engagement, the third step of the ancient Jewish wedding arrives, called Nisuin/marriage.
In Biblical times, there was typically a one year interval between the engagement ceremony and the wedding. During this time the bride returned to her father’s house, and the groom learned a trade, so that he could financially support a household upon marriage. At this point, the Torah tells us, the man has the status of erus, one who is betrothed. His bride-to-be becomes, thereby, “forbidden to the rest of the world.” However the engaged couple is not yet permitted to engage in conjugal relations or to cohabit. This can only occur once the wedding ceremony, the second part of the marriage rite, takes place. Once that ceremony is complete, the man attains the status of baal, husband, and the couple begins their life in a shared household.
More Signs Pointing to Ring of Fire Eclipse
On April 29, 2013, the VIRGIN SpaceShip 2 made its first powered flight into space. Notice the word VIRGIN at the bottom of the SpaceShip and the image of a solar eclipse right under it.
American Idol contestant, Kree Harrison, sang “See You Again” on May 1, 2013, with a ring of fire eclipse behind her the whole song. Here are the lyrics to the song:
“See You Again”
Said goodbye, turned around
And you were gone, gone, gone
Faded into the setting sun,
But I won’t cry
Cause I know I’ll never be lonely
For you are the stars to me,
You are the light I follow
I’ll See you again, oh
This is not where it ends
I will carry you with me, oh
Till I see you again
I can hear those echoes in the wind at night
Calling me back in time
Back to you
In a place far away
Where the water meets the sky
The thought of it makes me smile
You are my tomorrow
Sometimes I feel my heart is breaking
But I stay strong and I hold on cause I know
I’ll see you again, oh
This is not where it ends
I will carry you with me, yeah yeah
I’ll See you again, oh
This is not where it ends
I will carry you with me, oh
Till I see you again
Till I see you again,
Till I see you again,
Said goodbye turned around
And you were gone, gone, gone.
Luke 23: “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. For the time will come when you will say, ‘Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ Then
“‘they will say to the mountains, “Fall on us!”
and to the hills, “Cover us!”’
For if people do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?”
Genesis 8 and 9: By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry. Then God said to Noah, “Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives….And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind.
So, by the 27th day of the second month, the earth is completely dry. If we go by the New Moon sighting, that would be May 8, 2013. The 28th day is when the walls of Jericho fall and the people ascend, May 9, 2013…
Rainbow Day, יום ברית הקשת
Remember the Rainbow Covenant on Shabbat Noach, Shabbat Behar and Rainbow Day!
Celebrate Rainbow Day and the Rainbow Covenant with all life!
You can find Torah, prayers and liturgies, midrashim about rainbows, lesson plans about seed-saving, learning from Hoshea and Ezekiel, Kabbalah and midrash, and project ideas—39 in all—that you can use to celebrate the Rainbow covenant on Shabbat Behar (May 3-4 in 2013), on Rainbow Day (May 7-8 in 2013), and on Shabbat Noach (Oct 4-5 in 2013), and every week. The Rainbow Covenant with all life is the first covenant of the Torah. In 2013, Rainbow Day, when the covenant was made, comes the week after Shabbat Behar-Behukotai.
For more Scriptural evidence pointing to May 9/10, 2013, as a likely time for the firstfruits Rapture of the Bride of Christ to occur, please visit this website and watch these videos:
The video linked below is full of information and a very possible scenario for the Rapture of the church to occur this year in Pentecost.
It is my opinion that the Rapture possibility on this Pentecost is very high and if I am pressed for a # it is above 60%.
Renee makes a statement at the end of the video placing the Rapture as occurring just before the start of the last 3 and one half years or what is known as the great tribulation. I do not agree with that part of her otherwise very good video. I belief it is prior to the 2520 days of tribulation that the bride is removed in the Rapture.
Steve Mullin (7 May 2013)
“Great video by Renee Moses pointing to May 9/10 Rapture!“
Luis Vega has done a lot of very interesting articles and charts in the past and this one about hte economy is one of those.
Luis Vega (22 Sep 2012)
“The MARKET CRASH OF 2012 – Correlating to the Pattern of Eclipse Cycles“
The MARKET CRASH OF 2012
Correlating to the Pattern of Eclipse Cycles
The coming world-wide economic collapse in preparation for the New World Order economy
By Luis B. Vega
PDF chart online at: http://www.sonoma.edu/users/v/vegalu/eschatology_files/Markets.pdf
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten. Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure! Behold, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and the outcry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.
The purpose of this article is to present a synopsis from the Rick Wiles Radio Show that recently aired on True News Radio. The topic dealt with the natural cycles of market crashes as they correlate to eclipses. For those that wish to have a simplistic overview of the transmission, this will be an attempt to have the information & content that was covered in written format for further study & reference. The following synopsis is according to my interpretation of the transmission & content presented.
In my personal studies of Solar & Lunar Eclipse patterns, I have sought to discover their relationship as they pertain to the LORD’s Feasts & the End of Days prophecies. As the Jewish calendar is primarily based off the Lunar Cycles, it’s incumbent upon students of End Times to heed the LORD’s instructions regarding such signs & their timing. According to Genesis, such celestial bodies as the Sun, Moon & Stars are markers set up by the LORD & are directly tied to specific scheduled events –on Earth as it is in Heaven.
It is no coincidence then that eclipses, comets etc. are signs, such as the Tetrads for example. Such eclipses have been omens to the world in general but to Israel specifically. It is no stretch of the imagination that therefore, the Solar & Lunar Eclipse cycles could also have a correlation to the economic cycles as they pertain to the rise & drop in world markets, i.e., the Market Crash Cycle.
This seemly secret knowledge of the Market Crash Cycle was alleged to have manipulated the markets using a mathematical formula to predict such economic cycles by the Rothschild’s for example. According to the author, Og Mandino, most New York money market investors used this knowledge & understanding to predict market repeating cycles that were based on ecliptic calculations. In turn, fortunes were made & maintained through investments based on this guarded knowledge.
THE MARKET CYCLES
Is it a mere coincidence that the most recent 8 of the greatest market crashes have happened either 6 Days before a Full Moon or 3 Days after a Full Moon & within 6 weeks of a Solar Eclipse? According to a researcher Steve Pitts, the odds of these crash cycles to have occurred in this particular pattern have a chance in 1/127,000 of the time. This theory is not 100% reliable as the 1929 & the 1950 Crashes did not follow this Market Crash Theory precisely. Nonetheless, the 8 major market crashes since 1990, have thus far been the:
1. 1990 – Tokyo Crisis
2. 1997 – Asia Crisis
3. 2000 – NASDAQ Crisis
4. 2001 – Fall Panic
5. 2007 – Market Crash
6. 2008 – Rosh HaShana Crass (777 points)
7. 2009 – Spring Crisis
8. 2011 – Debt Ceiling Panic
Another researcher & author that studied such ecliptic patterns & market cycles was Ralph N. Elliott. He wrote a key piece in 1946 entitled ‘Nature’s Law -The Secret of the Universe’. Due to his work, the mathematical calculation used to calculate the money markets was called the Elliott Wave Theory. At that time, the New York money establishment put up much resistance against Elliott’s findings & subsequent publications. The New York Stock Exchange investors do not want the masses knowing about such knowledge of this Market Crash Cycle that so far, has accurately predicted the major stock Market Crash Cycles.
This Market Crash Theory was further developed by the professor, Steve Pitts who is an expert on cycles. He studied the conditions that are needed for a major money market crash to occur. Based on his research, the next US market crash could be predicted to occur in the Fall of 2012. If this scenario is to occur, perhaps the US Presidential Elections could be adversely affected because of it. Pitts primarily used the unified cycle theory that basically postulates that events influence life here on Earth & not the other way around.
Based on this unified cycle theory along with some spectra-analysis mixed into the calculations, it was determined that there is definitely a pattern as it pertains to money market cycles & certain correlating eclipses. The last 8 major market crashes do follow a pattern that is particularly tied to moon & eclipse cycles. Primarily, these market cycles come in either 2’s or 3’s or multiples of 3. For example, a mathematical matrix was presented that uses the multiple of 3. These year-date cycles can be verified as to pertaining to cycles in human history that correspond precisely to the matrix, at least mathematically:
2.12 Year Cycle
x 3 = 6.36 Year Cycle
x 3 = 19.1 Year Cycle = Cycle of Markets - Crashes & Panics
x 3 = 57.3 Year Cycle
x 3 = 171.9 Year Cycle = Cycle of Wars Major – World Conflicts
x 3 = 516 Year Cycle = Cycle of Civilizations – average turnover
THE ECLIPSE CORRELATION
Based on the theories presented by the mentioned researchers, it has been postulated that the Full Moons do affect the Stock Market and/or economic cycles. Obviously, there are no ‘crashes’ on every Full Moon. For a ‘Crash’ to occur, there has to be certain astronomical conditions that have to be in place associated specifically when it comes to the cycles of eclipses. But what is significant to note is that the Market Crash Cycles have been found to:
1. Rise before a Full Moon &
2. Drop after a Full Moon
What is so significant about the eclipses -as they pertain to market crashes? According to the researchers already mentioned, it is believed that the eclipses block certain degrees of the Sun’s radiation that affects the Earth’s magnetic shield. This shield is what protects the Earth from the deadly effects of the Sun’s radiation. On an aside note, some scientists have discovered a massive hole in the shield currently that is attributed to increasing solar flares. (See chart for illustration)
Furthermore, such research has also postulated that mankind’s responses, behavior, & decision-making is somehow affected by this magnetism. As it relates to the economic world markets, the greater the exposure to the radiation or geomagnetic fields, the greater degree humans make decisions based on risk. It is theorized that both a Full Moon & a Total Solar Eclipse have this same effect on humanity-as both are either directly or most closely lined up between the Sun & the Earth.
One additional author & researcher mentioned in the discussion was that of Chris Carolan. He has further taken the Market Crash Theory & has postulated that not only do market crashes occur subsequent to eclipses but that the market crashes, when they occurred, all ended on the same Lunar calendar date.
The researchers also concluded that not on every market crash will occur on an eclipse. Given the potential for having 2 eclipses per year, even this cycle of eclipses does not always occur either. According to the research of such eclipse patterns, thus far, it has only been about once every 10 years that a market crash has correlated to an actual eclipse pattern. In particular the most notable years that the markets did have an direct eclipse correlation were the:
1. 1987 Crash
2. 1997 Crash
3. 2008 Crash
The Market Crash Pattern
Part of the condition that also has to be in place, aside from the eclipse pattern, is that an economic or market ‘bubble’ has to accompany the ecliptic cycle as well. The following is the pattern that will most likely lead to a Market Crash Cycle according to the researchers. The conditions that have to occur for a market crash to happen are the following:
1. The ‘Topping’ in the markets will occur, leading up to a Full Moon 1 month before a Solar Eclipse. This will happen anywhere within the 13-15th of a month.
2. A ‘Panic’ or drop in the markets will ensue that will seem like a ‘crash.’ It can occur within the 6 days before the Solar Eclipse, but can occur beforehand.
3. A ‘Rally’ will ensue for about 2 weeks after the Solar Eclipse that will lead up to a Full Moon.
4. The ‘Crash’ will happen within the 3 days after the Lunar Eclipse occurs that accompanies the Solar Eclipse but can occur after that time as well.
Given that the next Eclipse cycle is to occur on November 13, 2012, we can assess a possible crash scenario using this Market Cycle Theory. (See chart for Illustration) It does appear that this coming period would be a prime candidate for a ‘perfect economic storm’. This Market Crash Cycle would incorporate, from start to finish, a 2-month period. It would start with a New Moon on October 13, 2012. Then the cycle would continue to the Solar Eclipse on November 13, 2012.Thereafter, the cycle would end on the final New Moon that occurs on December 13, 2012.
Here you have some interesting number patterns already. You have a 13-13-13 number sequence in the 2 month period of a speculated market crash. You also have a date of OCT 31 & 13 NOV number sequence that ‘mirrors’ each other as does the 9-11 with the Nov 9 or 11-9 US Presidential Election date. (See chart for illustration) A complete crash cycle would look something like the following:
- October 13, 2012: First of all, the market would ‘Top’ off around this time.
– October 31, 2012: Then around on ‘All Hallows’ Eve’, the market would drop in a ‘Panic’.
– November 13, 2012: Then the 6-Day window for the ‘Crash’ would lead up to the Solar Eclipse.
– November 13-28, 2012: Then the market would try to ‘Rally’ that will lead up to the Lunar Eclipse.
– November 28, 2012: Then within the 3-Day after the Lunar Eclipse, the actual ‘Crash’ would occur.
– December 13, 2012: It is also possible to have the actual ‘Crash’ extend, which leads to a Full Moon.
The above Market Crash Cycle scenario projected onto the month of November 2012 timeframe is only speculative at this time. It is impossible to economically predict with 100% accuracy when the next major economic crash will occur. Other economic analyst also predict that this possible crash scenario could also play for several months. The crash could reverberate out & prolong its effects to its conclusion by April of 2013. The April 2013 timeframe happens to end in one of the 6.37 year cycles. There will also be a Lunar Eclipse on April 25, 2013.
As this theory of the Market Crash Cycles cannot be 100% reliable, there can also be an alternate cycle sequence that might occur way before the forecast-as it was in 1929. If this would be the case, then weeks before the November 13 Total Solar Eclipse would put the start of the Panic around September 25, 2012 for example. This ‘Panic’ that usually follows the ‘Peak’ of the market may inadvertently start as early as September 25/26, 2012.
This date of September 25/26, 2012 happens to coincide with Yom Kippur and the next 188 Earthquake Pattern. The completion of the crash cycle would thus end around October 11/12, 2012. According to my research on the 188 Day Earthquake Cycle pattern, the next possible major earthquake would occur in California on Yom Kippur. (See chart study for illustration based on Earth Chakra, Energy Lay Lines & the Golden Ratio)
US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
It is interesting that the US elections falls on November 6, 2012. When writing the date numerically, it can be written as 11-6 which is a ‘mirror’ of 9-11. Perhaps it is also a contributing factor in the anticipated US & subsequent world economic collapse to come based on the number association that echoes the 9-11 anniversary. It is no big secret that the US economy is in dire straits.
Obama Administration has failed to significantly generate jobs for the USA. The only ‘redistribution’ he has undertaken has been the redistribution the tax-payer’s hard earned incomes to Auto Makers & to the Banksters of Wall Street. It has been these ‘money-changers’ in the ‘temple’ of Wall Street that have used this Market Crash Cycle against the average American to rob them of houses, property, bank accounts, savings & retirements. The only other ‘redistribution’ Obama has undertaken is to redistribute more Food Stamps among the growing number of unemployed Americans. Currently, there are over 47 million Americans on Food Stamps alone.
Many Bible researchers hold a belief that the luciferians that control the world economy and Wall Street -in these Last days, will use this coming Market Crash Cycle to perhaps inevitably implode the US-Europe dominated world economy to make way for their New World Order NWO. This is no big secret; the US President Bush I speech to Congress declared such a quest on September 11, 1991. ( 911 with 1991 = 911-1-991 sequence if 9=1 & 1=9 substituted) Interestingly, from the declaration to initiate the NWO on September 11, 1991 by the 1st Bush (Magog) to the attack on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 during the 2nd Bush (Gog) is 11 years. Then from the 9-11, 2001 Attack to September 11, 2012 is the 11th Year Anniversary. (a 11-11 numerical sequence order)
Perhaps this coming Market Crash Cycle will be the ‘one’ to thus usher in the beginning of the actual NWO economic apparatus, or the need for one as the world will be plunged into intense economic chaos of the likes of the Weimar Republic in Germany that led to World War 2. During that time of economic collapse, 1 pound of bread cost 3 billion Marks! We are currently witnessing such a possible repeat of history through an orchestrated combined world market crash of the Euro & US Dollar & a Middle East war fueled by religious hatred that erupted on September 11, 2012. There are currently over 30 nations’ navies in joint maneuvers in the Persian Gulf in a prelude to a probable military strike on Iran.
A WORLD ON THE ECONOMIC BRINK
The Market Crash Cycle scenario presented could well start the next major world Market Crash Cycle. Some speculate that the ‘Crash’ will be starting in mid-October of 2012. Others theorize that the ‘Trigger’ for the ‘Crash’ may well start in October of 2012 but that it can send shock-waves of depression across the world well into the Spring of 2013 – specifically by the time of the Lunar Eclipse of April 25, 2013.
With the Greek Euro in shambles & other EU nations like Spain, Portugal, Italy & Ireland on the brink of economic bankruptcy, the crash of the Euro will insure a subsequent crash of the US Dollar soon to follow thereafter. What has kept the US Dollar afloat for decades is that the world pays for its oil in the current ‘world reserve currency’ -which is in US Dollars; thus called the Petro Dollar. IF this arrangement would not be the case, the Federal Reserve printed fiat Dollars would be worthless. Presently, other countries have elected to purchase oil with their gold or domestic currencies. If this trend continues & more countries of the world abandon the US Dollar, it will spell certain doom for the current economic status-quo. A new ‘world reserve currency’ will have to be implemented & soon.
This conjecture is part of the ‘perfect economic storm’ lurking over our immediate economic world horizon. If the scenario pans out, there will be a need for a New World Economic Order that is precipitated by a New Political Order & why not throw in a New Religious Order for that much, as most of the Christians will be have disappeared by then-Rapture. No doubt, the next New World Order economy will require such an implosion on all major fronts. The current ‘Old Order’ will need to make way for the new economy, politic & religion to come to fruition.
It is only a matter, of not if, but when the Euro & US Dollar will collapse & when the Rapture of the Christians is to occur. Some speculate that the Rapture itself could be the ‘Trigger’ to start all this too. Perhaps indeed, this next up-coming Solar Eclipse cycle period will be the ‘Trigger’ in more ways than one. Perhaps certain key events that will take place within this period from October 13 to December 13 of 2012 could be the catalyst to start this ‘Panic’. Perhaps it could be a US-Israeli led world coalition of world military’s poised to strike Iran. (See chart for scenario illustration)
‘Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also’. – Matthew 6:19-21
If we are indeed on the precipice of an imminent 1) world economic collapse & 2) world war, then we are also perhaps on the verge of the imminent 3) Rapture of the Church Age. Perhaps, as the Church Age is really going to come to an end of its commission, the spiritual harvest of the Church will occur as its fruit is now mature; as the Bride has made herself ready for the King.
Do you realize that according to the Bible, immediately following the Rapture will be the Bema Seat evaluation of a Disciple’s works? While on Earth, Christ taught His Disciples to be aware of the type of fruit one would bare because one would be eventually evaluated by it. It will not be a judgment against sins because Sin was paid on the Cross of Calvary 2000 years ago by Jesus & Sin was buried in His body as He physically died. The Resurrected LORD has only rewards now to distribute from the Bema Seat. We know this because the Bible states that He has given the Holy Spirit as a token or down-payment to His Church & talents to individuals for the edification & investment of others until His Call to ‘Come Up!’ is shouted out.
Christ’s Disciples can only imagine of what other gifts He has in store for those that love & await His appearing. Thus, Christ’s Commission to the Church in general & to individuals calls for a spiritual inventory of what the LORD has invested in His Disciples. Has His Church & His Disciples been faithful? Some have been & some have not been faithful with their talents & spiritual investments.
At the end of the day, figuratively speaking, it will not be how much gold or silver one amassed to offset any Market Crash Cycle or hyper- inflation, or how much one has in the bank account or retirement, or how much canned food is stored up for Dooms Day. What will matter in the coming days, months, if not years will be the strength & the resilience of a Disciples’ faith in the LORD’s Promises as those before us had during tough times. If the LORD tarries any longer, most Christians in the West that have not experienced persecution to the levels as most Christians in the rest of the hostile world will need fortitude & resilience that can only be found in the LORD.
Despite the dark days that are prophetically coming; of lucifer’s New World Order that is upon us, may we be found having had put our investments in ‘spiritual commodity’ –The LORD Himself. The Bible promises that Heaven is a secure place where nothing gets stolen & our investments are secure in the 1st Bank of Paradise. May we be found worthy of the ‘talents’ the LORD has invested in us. May we have a plentiful return that can testify of the effect it has had on others by the LORD working through them. We shall see.
‘But the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.’ -Mark 4:19
Rick Wiles Radio Show
True News Radio
MathMan (20 June 2012) “MUST READ!! Love Story in the Sky!! 7 of 8 steps completed since February 25, 2012!! Next step is the Rapture!!”
Today about 2 PM I received a call from my very good friend Armando, he had read the article by Mathman posted below. He was full of joy with the anticipation that should be in all our hearts that our Lord Jesus is about to take His Bride(The Church) home to heaven for the marriage ceremony.
The analogy of the dance of planets with the traditional Jewish wedding ceremony is to perfect and beautiful to just dismiss as insignificant.
Do I believe that it means that Jesus is coming the 25th of June? Well I certainly think he may be correct in his presentation and is with joy that I read this article. I also believe that these signs may be valid and that the Rapture can occur before or after this date. I do not see it taking a long period of time with all the prophetic things that are happening in the world.
MathMan (20 June 2012)
“MUST READ!! Love Story in the Sky!! 7 of 8 steps completed since February 25, 2012!! Next step is the Rapture!!“
This article is an absolute MUST READ!!
A Love Story, OUR Love Story, is being written in the sky by our Groom as we speak!! 7 of 8 steps in the Jewish Wedding Tradition have now been symbolically completed in the sky above us since February 25, 2012. The 8th and Final Step will be our Rapture, our marriage to the Ultimate Groom.
PLEASE, take the time to read the below to see the exciting details. Scripture is always the best place to start. Using the rule of “First Mention” in the Bible, the following is what God tells us to do with the stars, planets, Sun and the Moon:
Genesis 1:14 reads as follows: “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years”. This “command” to study the sky for signs is repeated MANY times in the New Testament!!
In our Jewish Wedding Tradition “Love Story”, there will be four specific “characters” in the sky, each with their own specific purpose. I will first outline who they are and their role and then I will elaborate on each below:
- Venus as the Morning Star, our Groom (Jesus)!!
- Sun as the Father of the Groom (God)
- Jupiter as the Father of the Bride (the Holy Spirit)
- Moon as the Bride (the True Church)
Before moving on, please take an extra moment to re-read the above list and REALLY let the “characters” absorb in your mind before I explain why each “character” makes perfect sense. I find that it is usually better when one pre-visualizes there own reasons for such symbolism, which may add to those I listed below (or simply perhaps confirm the list below).
Venus as the Morning Star, our Groom (Jesus)
Jesus refers to Himself as the morning star (while it is also true that Satan had been called the morning star, as per Isaiah, Isaiah explains that this title no longer applied to Satan after he fell):
Revelation 22:16 reads as follows: “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.”
This specific mention of Jesus as the morning star, Venus, in the Bible, has meant that, when something occurs with Venus, I sit up and take notice. This “characterization” was so important an observation that this formed a part of His very last words in the Bible. The very last chapter of the very last book to be specific!!
Sun as the Father of the Groom (God)
The Sun is often referred to as representing God the Father. It is so bright that one cannot stare at it without losing their sight. In comparison, God told Moses that looking on His full glory would cause instant death.
No life on this planet would exist without the Sun, just like it wouldn’t exist without God (sorry evolutionists). The Sun supplies us with all of our energy. When we burn wood, we are burning stored sunlight. When we start our cars, we are burning stored sunlight.
The power of the Sun is beyond comprehension. Similarly, the awesome power of its creator, GOD, the Father of the Groom, is also beyond comprehension!!
Jupiter as the Father of the Bride (the Holy Spirit)
Jupiter is known as the God planet due to being the biggest of all the planets. Its size completely dwarfs the earths. It is also one of the most visible of the planets from earth, easily visible with the naked eye. However, this planet also serves another purpose. Scientists have noticed that it frequently intercepts hurtling objects from space that could have later impacted the earth and destroyed all life, thereby protecting all of us. This protection from flying debris is due to its immense gravity from its massive size, attracting these rogue objects like metal to a magnet. In other words, similar to the Holy Spirit, Jupiter serves as our quiet, but extremely powerful, protector!!
Since the Sun already represents the Father of the Groom (God) and Venus already represents the Groom (Jesus), it would make sense to “characterize” the second biggest object in our solar system as the Father of the Bride (the Holy Spirit). As outlined above, the similarities are stunning.
But there is another similarity that makes the Holy Spirit similar to “the Father of the Bride”!! Notice that, in the New Testament, we are considered the Bride of Christ. However, He hasn’t sent for us yet and we are still waiting to go to our new home, travelling eagerly away from our “birth home, earth”. In Jewish Tradition, the Father of the Bride continues to look after his daughter until the Groom calls for her. In a direct analogy, the Father of the Bride was literally sent to us at the first Pentecost after Christ died to do just that!! The Holy Spirit has been looking after us ever since, just like a loving and doting Father of the Bride would take great pride in doing for His Daughter. Again, this fits perfectly!!
Moon as the Bride (the True Church)
Like the Moon, we are a large part of the operation and sustainability of the earth!! AND YET, the earth is not AT ALL our home. Instead, we are visitors here on earth, but yet linked to the earth, waiting to be called to our eternal and true home with our precious Groom, Jesus!!
Like the Moon reflects the glory of the Sun, we the Bride merely reflect the glory of the Trinity, and Jesus in particular. Some reflect the Lord’s grace to a great extent (Full Moon), while some barely reflect His grace at all (New Moon), but yet we still share our salvation through the Only One Who Saves via Grace thru Faith alone.
Again, before moving on, please take another few extra moment to REALLY let the above “characters” absorb in your mind. The Jewish Wedding Tradition events that are about to unfold below depend on you understanding the precise roles each of these four “characters” will play (and symbolize)!!
COMPARISON TO JEWISH WEDDING TRADITION
During the course of this article, I will outline various quotes from the following Jewish source to show the strict adherence these celestial events as outlined below are being used to perfectly symbolize Jewish Wedding Tradition. Quotes from the following article will later be shown in black font:
Now, let us look to see what the sky is specifically telling us (as we are instructed to do in the Bible). However, before we do, it is important to emphasize that this analysis is Bible-based Astronomy, which has EVERYTHING to do with God!! This is NOT Astrology, which has NOTHING to do with God and is an abomination to God:
Step 1 of 8: February 25, 2012 – The Groom meets with the Father of the Bride and the Bride, wherein all three parties agree to a marriage “in principle”
CELESTIAL EVENT: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Venus_Jupiter_Mercury_conjunction
CELESTIAL DESCRIPTION (from above link): “The 2012 Venus Jupiter Moon conjunction was an astrological conjunction that occurred on February 25, 2012 between the Moon, Venus and Jupiter, forming a triple conjunction. It was observed in the western sky at sunset globally.”
APPLICABLE SYMBOLIC CHARACTERS INVOLVED: Moon = the Bride, Venus = the Groom, Jupiter = the Father of the Bride
INTERPRETATION: The Groom meets with both the Father of the Bride and the Bride at the same time to meet for compatibility. Eventually, after meeting, all parties present mutually agree to a marriage “in principle”. In Jewish Tradition, the Bride is able to reject the proposal at this point. Obviously, we, the Bride, whole heartedly accept the Lord’s marriage proposal.
From Jewish article: “The very first stage of a traditional Jewish marriage is the shidduch, or matchmaking. In this manner, the process of finding a partner is not haphazard or based on purely external aspects. Rather, a close friend or relative of the young man or woman, who knows someone that they feel may be a compatible partner, suggests that they meet. The purpose of the meeting is for the prospective bride and groom to determine if they are indeed compatible”
Step 2 of 8: March 13, 2012 – The Groom once again meets with the Father of the Bride, this time to finalize the marriage contract
CELESTIAL EVENT: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Venus_Jupiter_Mercury_conjunction
CELESTIAL DESCRIPTION (from above link): “On March 13, 2012, Venus and Jupiter reentered conjunction and 5 celestial signs were observable, all around sunset local time, globally.”
APPLICABLE SYMBOLIC CHARACTERS INVOLVED: Venus = the Groom, Jupiter = the Father of the Bride, 5 other celestial signs = small reception
INTERPRETATION: With all parties present agreeing to the marriage “in principle” on February 25, 2012, the Bride leaves it to the Groom and her Father to discuss specifics of the marriage contract. To do this, the Groom meets once again with the Father of the Bride (“reentered conjunction”), but this time without the Bride, and the marriage contract is formalized and signed. We, the Bride, are now officially betrothed to Jesus in marriage (getting excited yet?). A small reception is then gathered together in order announce the occasion, which is, amazingly, perfectly represented in the skies by the outstanding and noteworthy presence of “5 celestial signs being observable” at the EXACT same time (known in Yiddish as a vort)!!
From Jewish article: “When the families have met, and the young couple has decided to marry, the families usually announce the occasion with a small reception, known in Yiddish as a vort. Some families sign a contract, the tenaim (conditions) that delineates the obligations of each side regarding the wedding and setting its final date. The tenaim symbolise the groom’s commitment to fulfil the promise to marry his bride. They are just as binding as the marriage contract itself, so they are usually signed before the ceremony.”
Step 3 of 8: May 20, 2012 – The Father of the Groom ensures all is prepared to His satisfaction before telling His Son to “go get His Bride”
CELESTIAL EVENT: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_May_20,_2012
CELESTIAL DESCRIPTION (from above link): “An annular solar eclipse took place on May 20, 2012 with a magnitude of 0.9439. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun, causing the Sun to look like a ring, blocking most of the Sun’s light. An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region thousands of kilometres wide. This is also known as Ring of Fire.”
APPLICABLE SYMBOLIC CHARACTERS INVOLVED: Moon = the Bride, Sun = the Father of the Groom (our Father-“in-Law”)
INTERPRETATION: The Father of the Groom ensures that all is prepared to His satisfaction before He tells His Son to “go get His Bride”. In Jewish tradition, the father makes sure all preparations are complete and adequate before “giving the order”!! One of the things He does is to make sure the Bride is fully prepared and ready to marry His Son. She meets with the Father of the Groom’s expectations!! How does the Groom find out? The shining ring in the sky on May 20th symbolically tells the Son that all went well and the He will soon give permission for Him to call His Bride!!
ADDITIONAL INTERPRETATION: A ring of commitment is a major event in any Bride’s life, signifying in a material way to the world that she is committing herself to one man. This is also particularly important in Jewish Marriage Tradition. According to Jewish tradition, this wedding / betrothal ring should be of great worth, reflecting just how much the Groom values His Bride. THIS IS JUST TOO PERFECT!! Given that the Sun and the Moon are both absolutely vital to life continuing on earth, there is nothing more valuable to the world than the Sun and the Moon!! In other words, the “Ring of Fire”, our Wedding Ring, symbolizes a ring of infinite value.
Step 4 of 8: June 4, 2012 – The Father of the Groom sends out a final invitation to His Chosen Guests
CELESTIAL EVENT: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_2012_lunar_eclipse
CELESTIAL DESCRIPTION (from above link): “A partial lunar eclipse took place on June 4, 2012. The moon was about one third covered by the Earth’s northern umbral shadow at maximum eclipse. The portion of the moon inside the umbral shadow was illuminated by sunlight refracted through the Earth’s atmosphere, thus much dimmer, and having a reddish hue.”
APPLICABLE SYMBOLIC CHARACTERS INVOLVED: Moon = the Bride, Sun = the Father of the Groom, Earth = His Chosen Guests, the Jews
INTERPRETATION: The Father of the Groom makes one last appeal to the Jews to come to the ceremony. His invitation is rejected, just like His Son had been rejected by the Jews all those centuries ago. However, 1/3rd will later change their mind, which is in the Biblical description that only 1/3rd of the Jews will heed the warning of the Lord about the coming wrath of the Anti-Christ and to flee to safety in the wilderness (Petra), away from the Anti-Christ’s grip of terror. That fact that this was a lunar eclipse is perfectly appropriate as lunar eclipses are considered to be specific warnings to the Jews, whereas solar eclipses are considered to be specific warnings for the Gentiles. However, not only was this event a Lunar Eclipse, but it was also a “1/3rd” Lunar Eclipse, again a PERFECT SYMBOL of what is about to occur in Israel!!
Step 5 of 8: June 5-6, 2012 – The Father of the Groom finally tells His Son it is time to go get His Bride
CELESTIAL EVENT: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transit_of_Venus,_2012
CELESTIAL DESCRIPTION (from above link): “The 2012 Transit of Venus, when the planet Venus appeared as a small, dark disk moving across the face of the Sun, began at 22:09 UTC on 5 June 2012, and finished at 04:49 UTC on 6 June.”
APPLICABLE SYMBOLIC CHARACTERS INVOLVED: Sun = the Father of the Groom, Venus = the Groom
INTERPRETATION: Ensuring that everything for the upcoming marriage of His Son is absolutely perfect, the Father of the Groom tells His Son to leave His right side and get His Bride. From the “Sun’s perspective”, that is EXACTLY what happened that day (it travelled from the Sun’s right side to its left side)!! Notice that this event is also exactly 21 days inclusive to June 25th / 26th; wherein this is a similar time span to the last war in heaven mentioned in the Book of Daniel (more on June 25th later)!! However, there is a LOT more to this and it has all been previously described in great detail in the following article:
Step 6 of 8: June 17, 2012 – The Groom is seen approaching the Bride and the Father of the Groom from a distance
CELESTIAL DESCRIPTION (from above link): “Moon and Jupiter close together before sunrise June 17”
APPLICABLE SYMBOLIC CHARACTERS INVOLVED: Moon = the Bride, Jupiter = the Father of the Bride, Venus = the Groom
INTERPRETATION: While the Father of the Bride is standing with His Daughter, the Groom approaches them from a short distance away. Both the Groom and the Bride feel great excitement as they know their day will soon arrive!!
Step 7 of 8: June 18, 2012 – The Bride visits the Groom for the last time before the actual wedding ceremony while her Father supervises the meeting
CELESTIAL DESCRIPTION(from above link): “Moon, Venus below Jupiter before sunrise June 18”
APPLICABLE SYMBOLIC CHARACTERS INVOLVED: Moon = the Bride, Jupiter = the Father of the Bride, Venus = the Groom
INTERPRETATION: The Bride visits the Groom for the last time before the actual wedding ceremony while her Father supervises the meeting. According to Jewish Tradition, this will be the last time the Bride sees her Groom prior to the actual wedding. However, as is also strict Jewish tradition, she is still closely supervised by her Father during the meeting!!
Step 8 of 8: ???? – Soon after, the Groom comes back, announcing His arrival with a Trumpet Blast, signaling that He has come to finally marry us, His Bride, in the Rapture!!
The first seven steps illustrated above shows us just how soon it will be before the Groom finally has the Trumpet Player call for us, His Bride, to meet Him in the sky for our final journey home to be married!! FINALLY, we will be able to leave this temporary home in order to be married to the One we have so longed to be with.
In other words: The Rapture is the very next, eighth and final step!! Interestingly, eight is the number of New Beginnings, and WHAT A NEW BEGINNING IT WILL BE!!
BUT WAIT, THERE’S EVEN MORE…
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT OBSERVATIONS SHOWING INCREDIBLE ADHERENCE TO THE JEWISH TRADITION
There are still some other IMPORTANT SYMBOLIC SIMILARITIES to the Jewish Marriage Process that were strictly followed in the above symbolism in the sky that you simply must read about:
From Jewish article: “According to Jewish law, physical contact is not allowed between a man and a woman until they are married (except for certain close relatives), and they may not be alone together in a closed room or secluded area. This helps to ensure that one’s choice of partner will be based on intellect and emotion and not on physical desire alone.”
Did you notice, in all of the above seven steps completed above, that Venus, representing the “man”, and the Moon, representing the “woman”, were NEVER alone together without Jupiter, the “father of the woman”, being ever present?? How awesome is that?
From Jewish article: “Prior to the wedding day, the bride is required to visit the mikveh, the ritual bath, and immerse herself, to ensure a purified spiritual state as she prepares herself for married life. The bride must show proof of having visited the mikveh before she is eligible to sign the marriage contract.”
Only those who have washed themselves in the blood of Christ and accepted His Sacrifice for our sins will be considered a part of the Bride, our debt completely paid in full by our Groom, making us completely eligible with proof of being able to sign the marriage contract!! If you haven’t already, please make sure this vital step has been completed NOW!!! It is almost too late to avoid the Great Tribulation!! Once the Rapture occurs, you are stuck for another 1260+ days of incredible despair and persecution (however, chances are you will be beheaded WAY before making it even close to that long – just make sure you never take the Mark of the Beast)!!
From Jewish article: “One week before the wedding the bride and groom, the chatan and kallah stop seeing each other in order to enhance the joy of their wedding through their separation.”
THIS IS THE MOST EXCITING PART OF THIS WHOLE ARTICLE!!! Did you notice in Step 7 that Venus, representing the Groom, and the Moon, representing the Bride, are very close to each other for one last meeting, but yet still under complete supervision from Jupiter, representing the Father of the Bride? Could this symbolically represent the VERY LAST MEETING before the one week separation as is customary in Jewish Wedding Tradition!! That is, was the June 18th meeting symbolic of our very final meeting with the Groom prior to us being reunited with Him forever and ever in our wedding to the Lord Himself? If so, did you notice that one week from June 18th is just around the corner? And, IF SO, under Jewish Tradition, it is up to you to make yourself ready to be the proper Bride, ready to receive her Groom in marriage!!!! Are you absolutely SURE you are ready? You had better make sure!!
SIDE NOTE: IF June 25th turns out to be “our wedding day”, look who “just happens” to be visiting Israel on that exact same day (Putin’s very first visit to Israel in SEVEN YEARS!!). Certainly not a pleasant start to those left behind, especially the Jews, ESPECIALLY given the HUGE role Russia will play in end-time prophecy as outlined Ezekiel 38 / 39!!
FINAL APPEAL: I normally would never ask this of you all, but IF you found the above inspiring and ONLY IF you feel inspired to do so, please write in to Five Doves with your thoughts AND a link to this article. The more this article is referred to and linked, the great the chances of those later left behind coming across this article and being able to understand God’s Ultimate Control!!
Seriously, this couldn’t be written any better for us if we had wanted it to. MARANATHA!! Surely our redemption draws EXTREMELY near!! The SKY SCREAMS THAT IT IS SOON!!!!!!
For the last few weeks biblical prophecy students all over the world have been anticipating the coming of this day as a possible precursor to the Rapture. This year this annular solar eclipse falls on the celebration of the feast of Ascension. The church of Christ is the Bride of Christ and this wedding ring is the LORD’S engagement to His bride. Seven days from now is the feast of Pentecost where on the year 33 AD the church (bride) was born. It has now reached maturity and the groom may be coming for His bride seven days from today.
What a magnificent ring, one of fire and brilliant light formed by the heavenly bodies that sustain live on earth, the groom sure knows how to adorn the bride in celestial splendor.
Solar eclipse goes social and global
MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts reports that the western U.S. and eastern Asia are seeing a rare type of solar eclipse.
The sun, moon and Earth lined up today for a spectacular “Ring of Fire” annular eclipse that sparked social rites as ancient as Stonehenge and as modern as the Twitterverse.
Eclipse fans gathered in locales ranging from an astronomical observatory in Hong Kong, to the alien-hunting Allen Telescope Array in California, to the ancient Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico. But they gathered online as well, to share the wonders of the event via webcasts and chatrooms and Twitter feeds.
This event holds special significance for American skywatchers: It marks the first time in 18 years that an annular solar eclipse can be seen from the United States. Such eclipses occur when the moon is too far away in its elliptical orbit to cover the sun’s disk completely, as seen from Earth. As a result, a little ring of the sun remains visible around the moon’s dark disk, even at the height of the eclipse. (The term “annular” comes from “annulus,” a Latin word meaning “little ring.”)
Centuries ago, priests may have celebrated eclipses at Stonehenge with religious rites. But today, the residents of Redding, Calif., are celebrating with barbecue parties. “It’s become a very social event,” said Tim Young, a physics professor from the University of North Dakota who helped organize an eclipse webcast from Shasta College in Redding.
The event began in Asia, where the edge of the moon’s shadow touched down at dawn on Monday (on the other side of the International Date Line). The central part of the shadow, where the annular “Ring of Fire” effect was visible, started racing eastward along a roughly 200-mile-wide, 8,500-mile-long track. The annular phase can be seen from any one place along the track for just a few minutes. In contrast, the partial eclipse rises and recedes over the course of a couple of hours, and is visible from vantage points across a much wider swath of the world. (This NASA map provides the time schedule.)
Right now, the shadow is streaking across the Pacific: The first hints of a partial eclipse won’t show up on the U.S. West Coast until around 5 p.m. PT (6 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT, 8 p.m. ET). The annular phase is due to reach its peak for Americans after 9 p.m. ET, along a line stretching from the Oregon-California coast to around Lubbock, Texas.
See stunning images from past solar eclipses going back to the 1920s.
Would-be watchers heeded warnings about eye safety, and snapped up thousands upon thousands of eclipse-viewing glasses in the days leading up to the event. The University of Nevada at Reno reported that it sold 17,000 of the glasses at $2 each last week, and had to order 10,000 more. Young said he brought 600 of the special spectacles with him to Redding. His supply was quickly drawn down to less than 100. There was a run on welder’s glass as well, in Redding and elsewhere in the eclipse zone. “It’s become a mad grab for resources,” he said.
Young, who has been involved in more than a dozen webcasts since 2004, said interest in today’s eclipse picked up surprisingly quickly. “Three days ago, it was not that big a deal, but as the news started playing it up, people got excited,” he said.
The appeal isn’t all that surprising, however. Eclipse experts say the phenomenon touches something deep in the human psyche.
“This can get people to look up from their little anthill lives, and maybe get a sense of the bigger cosmic cycles that are going on all the time over our heads,” said Alan MacRobert, a senior editor at Sky & Telescope magazine.
The experience can have a long-lasting effect, said Seth Shostak, an astronomer at the California-based SETI Institute who helped organize an eclipse-watching party at the Allen Telescope Array, 70 miles northeast of Redding.
“Eclipses are like potato chips, notable for the fact that in all recorded history nobody has eaten only one,” he joked. “Be warned.”
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