Revelation 12 and 23 September 2017

There is a celestial phenomenon that will happen next year on 23 September that seems to correspond with Revelation 12:1-2. Already the talk in the "blogosphere" is "the Rapture is coming". Like with the Blood Moons yes there are signs in the heavens....but what do they mean?

In Revelation 12:1-2 we have the following:
"And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet and upon her head a crown with twelve stars; And she being with child cried travailing in birth and pained to be delivered."

Now here is the interesting sign:
Using the Solarium software to plot star and planet positions forward and backwards for thousands of years some enterprising researchers have come up with this scenario...

Assuming as Revelations indicates that this is a sign in the heavens, and assuming as Genesis 1:14 God says "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night and let them be for signs...."  
And assuming that the stars of the Zodiac are indeed indicators of some sort of signs, then they discovered the following:

The "woman" in the heavens has always been assumed to be the Zodiac sign of Virgo and at her head is the constellation of Leo and not in the picture above at her feet is the constellation "Serpens"...the serpent dragon.

Going through thousands of years of computer simulations of star and planet alignments, only on 23 September 2017 does the following phenomenon take place
- Leo the crown of stars on Virgo's head normally has just 9 stars but on this date Mercury, Mars and Venus lines up with the 9 stars to make for 12 "stars".
- The sun on this day covers Virgo so that she is clothed in the sun.
- The moon is at her feet.
- And interesting is that the planet Jupiter is in "retrograde" meaning it seems for some time to be going forward and then starts going backward and all that takes place inside Virgo for 42 weeks or 9 months and on 23 September Jupiter (the king planet) moves out of Virgo's "womb".
- Which seems to correspond with verse 5 that the woman was in travail "and she brought forth a man child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up unto God and his throne."

Well you can imagine from all of this why the prophecy "blogosphere" is alive with predictions that 23 September 2017 is the time of the Rapture! 

A further interesting tidbit of information is that I checked to see when the Feast of Tabernacles is next year and this celestial phenomenon starts when the Feast of Tabernacles ends.

So what does all this mean?

We have in the last several years gone through all the dire predictions of the "Blood Moons"....and nothing seemed to happen out of the ordinary. Surely extraordinary "signs" in the heavens should portend extraordinary events on earth?

I am alerting my blog readers now to this new "sign in the heavens" because as the months go on next year you are going to increasingly hear feverish talks about "the end times", "the rapture is near" etc. This will be coupled with Armageddon predictions and wild speculations.

But ahead of time let me give you my predictions and interpretations of both the signs in the heavens and on earth and share with you the important vision of the transition we are now entering:

The Signs of the Times

The Blood Moons
You remember the famous 4 blood moons of 2014-2015? There were dire predictions of the end times...yes it was the end times...but not what people interpreted them to be. This is what Peter on the day of Pentecost said to the crowd gathered that witnessed the phenomenon of the 120 speaking in tongues and flames of fire on their head:
"But this is that spoken of by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days saith God I will pour out my spirit on all flesh....and I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in earth beneath; ...the sun shall be darkened and the moon into blood before the great and notable day of the Lord." (Acts 2:16-21)

I said at the time...the Blood Moons are a it was on the day of Pentecost...Peter stood up and said the old order of Jewish rituals is over now is the time that God is going to pour out His Spirit on all flesh. It is the end of an era...the beginning of a new era.

The Sign of the Woman in Travail

What does this sign mean?  Well this sign was preceded  by once again the Blood Moon sign and as Peter interpreted it, it once again means the end of an era and the beginning of a new era. What new era? I believe that just as on the Day of Pentecost the sign meant an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on all flesh so this repeated sign means a new and fresh and greater outpouring of the Holy Spirit over all the earth.

But there is a greater sign signalling a greater world phenomenon than Jerusalem 33 AD. 

To me the woman signifies the church.  She is in travail to bring forth a man child that is to rule the world.  This is not Jesus. Jesus is not waiting to rule the world. He is already seated in heavenly places with all  power in heaven and on earth given to Him.  But Jesus by His Spirit on the Day of Pentecost impregnated the Church His Bride with His seed.  And Jesus said of this seed...

'Verily I say unto you except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die it abides alone but if it die, it brings forth much fruit. (John 12:24)

Jesus the original seed had to die in order bring forth a harvest of sons and daughters made in His image.  Paul recognized this travail of the earth to bring forth a generation of people who would be moulded and discipled into the image of Christ...

"For all of creation waits for the manifestation of the sons of God...for we know that all of creation groans and travails in pain together until be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God." (Rom. 8:19-22)

Jesus said He is going to grow His seed until His life is reproduced in His Church.
Paul said all of creation is in travail waiting for the children of God to grow up and bring God's deliverance to the earth.
Daniel saw this in a vision and said "and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom" (Dan.7:21).

God called Adam, made in His image to be His image bearer on earth to bring righteousness and peace on earth....he failed.

God called Israel at Mount Sinai to be a peculiar people. How peculiar? He called them to be a nation of Royal Priests....a nation that would minister to the world as both priests and kings, to be God's voice on earth, to be His law givers on earth.

What happened? The prospects of being God's priests so terrified them that they cried out to Moses 'Don't let God speak to speak to God for us".  They rejected their call to be a nation of priests. Later in Canaan they rejected God to be King over them, they told Samuel, "We want a king over us like other nations to fight our battles for us."

After Pentecost when God finally rejected the Jews and as Jesus said, the Kingdom will be taken away from you and given to another, God called the gentiles to be His Royal Priesthood.  This is what Peter said:

"But you are a chosen generation a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people that you should show forth the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light."  (1 Peter 2:9)

That is why John writes in Revelation 1:6 "and he has made us kings and priests unto God and his father..."

Who is this man child that comes forth to rule the nations with a rod of iron?

It is this glorified church that has been trained to be made into God's priests and kings in the earth.  It's been a long journey.  Adam failed, Israel failed and for a long time it appeared that the church will fail....but it fell into the ground during the terrible Dark Ages but the first growth appeared miraculously in the Reformation and from there it grew and grew to fill the earth.

What is the signs of the times?

The world is groaning.  The earth's ecology, the international system of finance, the governments of the earth...all are groaning.  They are running out of solutions.  More and more money printing is not producing economic growth. New political parties and new presidents will not be able to solve the critical problems ahead.

Why? Because God intends to bring all things into reconciliation through Christ...
"And having made peace through the blood of his cross by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him I say whether they be things in earth or things in heaven" (Col. 1:20)

Things are out of whack all over the earth and even in the heavens....but God is now in the process of reconciling all things. How?
"And all things are of God who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ and has given unto us the ministry of reconciliation"  (2 Cor. 5:18) The church is God's instrument of reconciling all things on earth with God's divine government.

What does the sign appearing on 23 September 2017 mean to me?

There are really tough times ahead. The world in upheaval. But there is coming a great move of God's Holy Spirit all over the world that will raise up a Royal Priesthood to bring healing and reconciliation all over the world. A church that will finally grow up into maturity and become the peculiar people, the holy nation the king priests that God called them to be to establish His kingdom on earth.

That time is upon us folks!

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