(See update at very bottom of post)
As readers here know, every once in a while, the Lord will just guide me to certain articles and pull together bits and pieces that form very interesting food for thought, and a post sometimes seems to almost “write itself”. When this happens, I always know (and want you to know) that it isn’t any wisdom or insight on my part, but rather I see it as God simply laying facts out for me, so I follow the trail and write it up for you guys.
Olive Tree Ministries posted a story today relating to Pentecost. It falls on Wednesday, 6/4/14, corresponding with the date 6 Sivan of 5744 on the Jewish Calendar. Here is a quote from that article, which I recommend for you to read as it explains why the rapture is likely to possibly coincide with Pentecost:
Better than any other ancient Jewish festival, it embodies the elements that we associate with the catching-away, or rapture, of the church. We repeat them here to refresh your memory concerning the joys of this season and to remind you that the Lord is near, even at the door.
The fruit trees are judged at Pentecost, and the Bema seat judgment of Christians (judging of their works ~II Cor. 5:10) occurs shortly after the rapture. Pentecost is a summer feast and has no “fixed date” (no man can know the day or hour) because it is tied to the new moon.
Since it is based on counting the seven weeks following the Feast of Firstfruits, the date of Pentecost is fluid. Thus, when the Jewish calendar was still based upon visually marking the appearance of the new moon, Pentecost could fall on the fifth, sixth or seventh of Sivan. (source)
Not only that, but I came across this article entitled “5 Sky Events This Week” in NatGeo, that tells us there are five celestial events of note that will take place (one already has) in coming days. As noted in another of my posts this morning, the number 5 is related to the rapture, to redemption and to grace in scripture, and to dominion. In the occult, it signifies death. Could these signs in the heavens be indicative of a change in powers here on the Earth, as well as redemption of the Grace-age saints?
On Thursday three moons of Jupiter will cast shadows on the upper cloud deck of Jupiter. Remember Jupiter is the chief deity/god of the sky, king of the gods of Roman myth. Wikipedia states: Jupiter is usually thought to have originated as a sky god. His identifying implement is the thunderbolt, and his primary sacred animal is the eagle. Interesting! Lucifer is seen falling like lightening from the sky in Luke 10:18. Thunder and lightening go hand in hand, generally. And the eagle, what nation is signified as an Eagle? *
Now, for the three moons and their mythological symbolism. They are Callisto, Ganymede, and Europa!
Callisto, in Greek mythology, was transformed into a bear. (Bring any particular nation to mind?).**
Ganymede was cupbearer to Zeus, he was a young boy, whom Zeus took as his lover. Zeus granted him eternal youth and immortality (“ye shall be as gods”-and isn’t that the goal of those in the New World Order?)
Europa was the female lover of Zeus, kidnapped by Zeus when he took the form of a bull, and rode away with her on his back. Thus, she is the woman riding the beast! She is generally said to be the daughter of Agenor, the Phoenician King of Tyre;
Ezekiel 28:1-10 refers to Satan as the Prince of Tyre, and the verses that immediately follow, in 11-19, those verses refer to the antichrist as the King of Tyre.
Compare Ezekiel 28:2 to 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 (note the underlined portions)
Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord God; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
For a very thorough understanding of the various passages which support the fact that the Prince of Tyre is Satan, and the King of Tyre is the Antichrist (Satan incarnate), please see this article entitled “Satan, the Prince and King of Tyre“
Tonight, June 3, 2014 Leo will “paw the moon”, that is to say, “the waxing crescent moon gliding just underneath the constellation Leo and its brightest member, Regulus, which is 77 light-years away” (source). In ancient Egyptian cultures the lion was a symbol of the sun. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night ~Genesis 1:16 Of course, there is also the Lion of Judah. Regulus is the “Ruler, or Lawgiver”. Isaiah 33: 22 For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; he will save us. Regulus lies at the base of the sickle of Leo. Sickle? As in that instrument of the reaper?
“Face the southwest in the late evening on Saturday, June 7, and watch as the waxing gibbous moon pairs up with a bright orange Mars, aka the red planet. The pair will be less than 2 degrees apart.” (source) Each lunar cycle begins with a new moon. As the Moon moves eastward away from the Sun in the sky, we see a bit more of the sunlit side of the Moon each night. We call this waxing. Gibbous means “more than half illuminated” and an alternate definition is “bulging”. (Perhaps as a woman going into labor!) Does anyone remember who “MARS” is from ancient mythology? the God of WAR!
Final quote from the Five Events article:
Spica meets the Moon. By Sunday, June 8, the moon will have slid farther south, positioning itself next to the bright star Spica, located 262 light-years away in the constellation Virgo, the Maiden. Spica is also called Alpha Virginis (it is binary). Alpha means beginning. It is the brightest (naked eye) star in the constellation of Virgo. The name Spica derives from Latin spīca virginis “Virgo’s ear of grain” (usually wheat). Well, well! And via the rapture, Jesus will separate the wheat from the tares!
Now, this isn’t the first time that the Lord has led me through a series of articles that resulted in a post, and normally I do not make any claims, just present the facts for your consideration. I do the same, here, but I can’t help but get just a little excited at these “signs in the heavens”. I don’t know that the signs are always understood by man. Likely they are probably a means by which the Lord documents for all the spiritual realm, where we stand in the progression of history. Prophecy is history written in advance.
In light of the ever-nearing predicted financial collapse, the egregious lawlessness of the present Administration in the White House, the complete lack of restraint on Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the rising power of Russia and the Eurasian union, these developments just continue to march toward a certain end.
Saints, keep looking up. Could be, Someone is trying to tell us something. 🙂
Those who are unsaved, your time is seriously running out. Call upon Jesus for salvation today while you still can!
For anyone who doesn’t know,
The *Eagle is America
The **Bear is Russia
Update: After posting the above story, I read (via ProphecyUpdate.com.) a piece entitled:INVITATION TO THE FATHER’S HOUSE ISSUE OF SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY AND THE UPPER ROOM A Prophetic Double Entandre Mockery of Pentecost
It sheds even more interesting light on the items that I point out in this post. Be sure and check it out after you read this post!