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I’ll dispense with a long preface. Something is going down. Soon. Here are some last-minute signs and pieces in a quickly evolving puzzle:
According to NASA, a comet plunged dramatically into the sun last week:
The SOHO spacecraft captured the arcing orbit of a sungrazing comet as it approached the Sun (Jan. 3, 2010) and evaporated. The comet is believed to belong to the Kreutz family of comets that broke up from a much larger comet many hundreds of years ago. They are known to orbit close to the Sun. This comet was one of the brightest sungrazing comets that SOHO has observed in its 14 years of operation.
Interestingly, the 999th and 1000th comets of this type were discovered August 5, 2005. Nine is the number of judgment in scripture. Repetition indicates emphasis. Three-fold repetition… well, you guys are a bright bunch; I’m sure you get it. I need hardly point out that 1,000 is, literally, millennial.
That day is even more significant for another reason. August 5th, 2005 was one of several low-water marks in the Israeli plan to pull out from Gaza. It was the day that then Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likely made his decision to step down in protest over that pullout. (The 5th was a Friday and thus the start of the Sabbath. Netanyahu submitted his resignation on Sunday the 7th, the first day of the Hebrew week.)
Mr. Netanyahu has shown up in several other interesting U.S.-Israel prophetic date linkages I’ve looked at in previous posts. Yet from almost any standpoint, he appears to be a pivotal figure in Israel’s end-times struggle.
More recently (last Sabbath, in fact — Saturday, January 9th) this report turned up: a rare double rainbow in Israel, right over where IDF Special Forces were training. This on the heels of the U.S. announcement that it would unilaterally freeze aide to Israel if “progress” were not made on a two-state solution. (Wonder why it’s been so cold? Ponder that one for a moment from an ironic spiritual perspective.)
Progress in whose eyes? Why those of the BHO administration, of course. As a brother in the Lord noted, in an e-mail:
[The] covenant, Obama is enforcing is the “Roadmap to Peace Plan” introduced under much ‘hoopla’ in the Rose Garden at the White House on June 24, 2002 which was nothing but a minor makeover of the ‘Saudi Initiative’ that was approved by the 23 member Arab League on Passover, of all days, March 28, 2002. God has other plans!
Apparently the Kreutz family of comets came from the break-up of a huge parent comet, about 2000 years ago. As NASA reported in February, 2000:
“SOHO is seeing fragments from the gradual breakup of a great comet, perhaps the one that the Greek astronomer Ephorus saw in 372 BC,” said Dr. Brian Marsden of the Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA. “Ephorus reported that the comet split in two. This fits with my calculation that two comets on similar orbits revisited the Sun around AD 1100. They split again and again, producing the sungrazer family, all still coming from the same direction.” Their ancestor must have been enormous by cometary standards.
Remind anyone of the church? I’ll just let that one hang out there…
The latest “sungrazing” comet plunge took place twelve days after another kind of ‘comet’ plunged into oblivion. The low-fare Spanish airline Comet filed for bankruptcy on December 22nd. Unlike the operating bankruptcies many U.S. airlines have endured, this one, like the comet in the heavens, proved final:
…a London High Court has constrained Air Comet from using any of its air planes and ordered the company not to sell tickets. All flights have been suspended.
An asteroid 30 to 50 feet across will pass by the Earth at just more than one-third the distance between the Earth and the Moon on Wednesday [7:47AM EST]. That’s the closest near-Earth object approach currently known between now and the flyby in 2024 of a similar-size object…
Key takeaway: there is much we don’t know and can’t see until the very last minute. The scientists involved in watching this one admit their surprise. It was only seen for the first time on Sunday. If this were to hit earth (and it didn’t — see this trajectory), the official line is that it would likely break up and do nothing. Perhaps. History would suggest other possibilities (e.g., see the Tunguska ‘Event’ of 1908 that hit Siberia; the original object was estimated to be “a few tens of meters” across.)
If Wednesday’s were to reach earth, it would wreak serious havoc not only at the point of impact, but potentially across the planet depending where and how it hit. Recall that when Sodom and Gomorrah were taken out, it was not with one big object but via a rain of smaller objects from space.
What makes 2010 AL30 weird is its orbit, which is almost exactly one Earth year long, leading to some discussion that it might be a man-made spacecraft launched in the recent past.
Other evidence leads them to conclude that it’s neither. Still weird. It’s trajectory is even more interesting. The 36-foot-wide object will,
pass through the constellations Orion, Taurus and Pisces as it passes the Earth.
Bullinger notes, in Witness of the Stars, that from super-ancient times, Orion is the constellation that across multiple regions and cultures signifies “light breaking forth in the person of the Redeemer”, while Taurus (the super-constellation that encompasses it) signifies the, “Messiah coming to rule”. Presuming the object is coming through the Cepheus portion of Pisces, this would signify “the Redeemer coming to rule”.
It’s interesting that, out of 48 possible ancient constellations, the ones this object will pass through are so consistent… VERY interesting…
Then there is the 7.0 (major) earthquake (and aftershocks) that have hit just to the South and West of Port au Prince, Haiti. Shaking was so severe that people near the epicenter were thrown off their feet. The presidential palace was destroyed and all communications are down. As with many quakes in less affluent areas of the world, the death count may climb steeply. Drudge is leading with the bold red headline, “Hell in Haiti”. Our prayers ought to go out for the many suffering injury and loss there.
Stepping back several paces however, I find potential spiritual-allegorical significance in the destruction of the seat of power in a place named the haven of the prince, (e..g, see Daniel 9:26) especially when it occurs near our shores, with the worst shaking at the same longitude as Enfield, CT, the site of Jonathan Edwards’ landmark sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”. Is it a stretch to try and make such an odd geographic connection? Maybe. Or maybe not. We shall see.
Finally, we have the major annular eclipse coming Friday the 15th, on what would have been the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 81st birthday. (81 = 9X9 — again we have the number of judgment, this time squared).
The irony of his most famous phrase — that he dreamed of the day when men and women would be judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character — should not be lost on anyone. Could he have even imagined his dream proceeding so far and so fast that the world would be swept up in the space of what could have been his natural life, in adulation for a black man of questionable character in large part because of the color of the man’s skin?
Though the eclipse is not total (annular means the sun’s light still ‘peeks’ out around the edges, even as the moon passes directly in front of it) this is a HUGE eclipse. In fact, it won’t be equaled for… more than a millennium (there’s that word again)…on Christmas Eve eve 1,033 years from now:
The instant of greatest eclipse occurs at 07:06:33 UT [03:06:33 EST] when the eclipse magnitude will reach 0.9190. At this instant, the duration of annularity is 11 minutes 8 seconds, the path width is 333 kilometers and the Sun is 66° above the flat horizon formed by the open ocean. Such a long annular duration will not be exceeded for over 1000 years (3043 Dec 23).
[UPDATE I: The proliferation of threes ("divine perfection and completeness") and sixes ("the number of man without Christ", i.e., satanism, also the number of Saturn) in relation to this superlative eclipse is a bunny trail I don't have time to run down, but is at least provocative. God measures precisely in at least four dimensions (Ephesians 3:18); we should not shrink from perceiving in awe with his eyes all that he has designed. End update.]
The eclipse begins in central Africa right at sunrise and, according to NASA, occurs “at the Moon’s ascending node in western Sagittarius”. That’s interesting in that, according to Bullinger, Sagitarius’ meaning, from most ancient times, involves, “the Redeemer’s triumph”. Note the similarity with the NEO asteroid’s path.
What’s even more interesting, almost to the point of where I can’t sit still as I type this, is that the first post-sunrise, i.e., full viewing of the eclipse occurs directly over what I take to be BHO’s birthplace in Western Kenya — a local which I sliced and diced in another way last July.
To save space, I’m not republishing those maps, but even a cursory glance at them will give you a sense of what I’m talking about. This is not ambiguous. We’re talking about the very center-line of the eclipse, just after sunrise.
The fact that the eclipse proceeds across the Muslim world, crossing into and darkening one of the most repressive and spiritually dark states on the planet (Burma) is at least interesting. That country, I have learned, has become ground zero for child abductions to supply the demand for child prostitution in nearby Thailand. (This from a 2007 podcast by Francis Chan, whose church has ministries in both places, rescuing kids from a life of hell-on-earth.)
China not only holds our future in its hands economically, but was the site, during the Beijing Olympics of a most remarkable display of end-times, NWO signals and signs during the closing ceremonies. I can’t find the links at the moment, but a brother-in-Christ** has gone deep on that one. Let’s just say the sheer weight of that would be frightening without Jesus’ promise to see us through whatever may come.
[UPDATE: Steve Coerper comes to my rescue with the link for **Bob Schlenker's series over at OpenScroll (Olympic Ceremony Symbolism, Part One). Yep, that's it. The whole series takes a few hours to plow through, but it's thorough and amply discerning. You will either scoff or your eyes will be opened. Either way, you won't look at the Olympics the same way again. (And I used to like Led Zeppelin...) Because of some key date connections to the 2012 London Olympics relative to BHO and Antiochus Epiphanes IV's temple desecration, the material is even more credible. End update.]
The fact that the eclipse then concludes at sunset in China should provide enough fodder for anyone who wants to go over-the-top crazy on analyzing this thing, as I did on the last big one in July. This one starts at sunrise at BHO’s Kenya birthplace. The last one ended with a light graze of U.S. territory over his claimed place of birth in Hawaii. Go figure.
But wait. It gets better…
Friday’s eclipse is the 23rd in the so-called ‘Saros 141′ cycle. The Saros cycle was first discovered by Babylonian astronomers in the last centuries BC (saros meaning ‘repetition’). Counting from the first full one, it’s the 16th in the series. That one occurred on August 4th, 1739, 222 years before BHO’s birth and 225 years (5X5X3X3) before that of the U.S.’ first openly Muslim Senator, Keith Ellison (D, MN) — a birthday both men share with Spain’s Socialist Prime Minister, Jose Luis Zapatero, who was born in 1960.
Though that18th-century eclipse was visible only high up in the Arctic, its timing coincided within an hour of BHO’s birth years later. (Kenya is three hours ahead of UTC. Time of maximum eclipse was 15:40:56 UTC. BHO was born at 7:45PM, aka 19:45. In other words, that long-ago milestone eclipse was still touching earth 222 years before the the precise moment of BHO’s birth).
Why is 222 a startling figure? Bullinger cites five diverse but consistent scriptural examples in noting that the number 200 “stamp[s] various things with insufficiency“, whereas the number 22, “being the double of eleven, has the significance of that number in an intensified form,—disorganization and disintegration, especially in connection with the Word of God.” (Italics in the original.) Thus it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to read the number 222 as signaling insufficiency, disorganization and disintegration, e.g., someone who was both weighed and found wanting and who had sought to oppose, corrupt of confuse the Word of God.
To come at it another way, Bullinger uses myriad examples to show how the number 20 is connected with expectancy. He goes on for pages with examples showing how the number 2 is associated with division or difference (e.g., of good from evil). From that angle, one can read the number 222 as insufficiency leading to expectancy, resulting in division or difference.
E.g., the insufficiency of satan’s world system leads to an expectation on the part of man for something better. (We know, deep down, that we we were made for eternity and not for death.) God’s solution to that insufficiency is a refining process that draws some to Him while giving others ample chance to reject that offer of grace and instead make the choice of eternal separation from Him (because they have shown the prefer that). That eternal separation naturally entails satan’s efforts at chaos, and especially at the confusion and corruption of the Word of God, i.e., disorganization and disintegration.
Combined with the paths and histories of the comet, the asteroid and Friday’s eclipse (i.e., with his birthplace), that weird date-relationship to BHO’s birthday put this one over the top for me. Something is going down.
Oh, one more thing. I mentioned earlier that I’d found a number of odd scriptural date relationships (i.e., multiple 1260, 1290 and 1335 “time waves”, like birth pangs leading up to the central, prophetic set of such time relationships) between events in Israel and the U.S., especially around Benjamin Netanyahu, the Gaza pullout, and BHO. In researching this, I found one more; it’s a doozy.
Remember the May 9th, 2009 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner during which BHO blasphemed like no president before him and, in the same breath pretty much ‘outed’ himself as at least aware of, and possibly being Maitreya? (As if the satanic back-casting of “Yes We Can” weren’t enough!)
In Daniel 12:12, the prophecy he was told he wouldn’t understand (v8), but which would be “sealed up until the time of the end” (v10), we read:
Blessed is he who waits and arrives at the 1,335 days.
Precisely 1,335 days prior to the president’s widely observed but inadequately interpreted remarks at the dinner was the final day of Israel’s Gaza pullout, September 12, 2005:
On September 11, the cabinet reversed an earlier decision and decided not to demolish synagogues in the settlements. This enabled the IDF to complete its pullout that night, ending in the early hours of September 12, 2005. The Palestinian National Authority protested Israel’s decision, arguing that it would rather Israel dismantle the synagogues. While Israel called on the PNA to protect former Jewish places of worship, Palestinian looters scavenged items from the rubble of former homes (destroyed by Israel before withdrawal) and burned and destroyed four of the synagogues. The Jerusalem Post reported that “Palestinian bulldozers began on Monday afternoon to knock down the synagogues left in the Gaza Strip”.
I’ll spare you the forward math. It brings us to January 3, 2013, twelve days after the much bally-hooed 12-21-12 date and the third anniversary of last-week’s strange, sun-plunging comet. Nimrod, it should be noted — a Babylonian, a “man-hunter” an enemy of God, and a forerunner in many ways to our current president was a sun-worshiper. Not unlike those who fear global warming.
Yeah, I could pack even more* into this post (e.g., Spanish Prime Minister, Spanish Airline, Spain as the apogee of Islam)… but I won’t. My head is spinning now.
Seriously though, look up. Christ is coming back. It may be tomorrow. It may not be for a long time. Don’t let yourself be disappointed if all this amounts to nothing more than a wake up call to His omnipotence and a lesson on astronomy. Don’t let yourself be surprised or shocked though when he does return and the battle is joined. Be sure you’re on the right side. You’ll be glad you did. Trust me on this.
Confess him as Lord now in joy and reconciliation while there’s still time. You might as well. Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess Him as Lord eventually anyway — one way or the other… in opposition or heartfelt obedience and joy. The character in the White House we’re all obsessing about now — or any number of others? Spiritual shadows of darkness don’t last in the true light of day.
UPDATE II: I almost neglected the obvious. Friday marks the one-Hebrew-year (360-day) anniversary of BHO’s inauguration. As former Scotland Yard head, Sir Robert Anderson notes, in “The Coming Prince” (referring to the antichrist) Hebrew prophecy is properly interpreted when it uses this schema. It doesn’t take a rocket scientists to discern that when the biggest annular eclipse of the millennium occurs directly over your birthplace on the anniversary of your ascension to power, it’s not a positive omen.
UPDATE III: I was considering whether to write about the eclipse for the last several days. Bits and pieces sat in my drafts folder without any particular inspiration. It may not be apparent, but I don’t like to rant just to rant anymore.
As I was waiting, a flurry of e-mails indirectly related to the eclipse (e.g., about other comets, other celestial prophecies, etc.) sent me off on research that all tied together. Most importantly however, was one of those “little” God-incidence encounters that just snaps things into place and, at least in my particular way of conversing with the Lord, signals “go ahead; I’m with you on this”.
I was driving daughter ‘Sunny’ to the airport this morning for her to fly back to school. My heart was heavy. As we entered the tunnel (thanks for the $15B ‘Big Dig’ guys; it’s made my life much easier), a sign said something about work being done on the lights in there. I.e., work was being done to enlighten a dark place. Just as we did, ‘Sunny’ fished out of her purse a frequent buyer card for a local merchant and asked me to give it to her sister, ‘Springy’.
On the top it read, “Rising Star Rewards”. Below is a nine-pointed yellow star. (Think paint splatter with nine arms, larger on the ends, a bit like hands or feet.). Four of the ‘limbs’ of the star were already punched, each with an implausible seven-point star punch. Go figure. The result is the rising start post that you see above in which judgment (nine) appears to be coming from the source of perfection (seven)… the same source that died on the four-pointed cross with four nail-holes… an amazing, universe-changing event that we learn about in the four gospels.
*UPDATE IV: More came to me in morning prayer time re. the Spanish angle. I’m not saying it’s prophetic. That’s just when it came to me.
A Spanish low-fare airline named ‘Comet’ plunges into oblivion twelve days before a real one plunges into the sun. Hmm… Their primary routes were between Spain and Latin America, the same as Christopher Columbus, who landed on the east end of the island (Hispaniola; now the Dominican Republic) now being described as ‘hell’ after earthquakes at its west end (in Haiti). Columbus was also, in effect, a “low fare” line connecting Spain with our hemisphere.
It has been surmised, from Columbus’ journal (this from a Chuck Missler broadcast) that he may have been a ‘Converso’ Jew. The voyage that discovered the New World was launched just hours after all Jews were expelled from Spain. It has further been surmised, again from his journal, that his monomaniacal drive to sail west stemmed from a reading of Isaiah 49. No time to dice that one; I expect there’s more there, including the purity-of-blood laws being enforced in Spain when Columbus’ voyage was launched, and the final conquest and subjugation, by Christians, of the last Muslim province in Spain the same year.
UPDATE V: I should have mentioned earlier that one of the inspirations for this whole line of inquiry was this post by Garden Girl at Running From Babylon on the extremely rare confluence of solar eclipses with (larger, more visible) comets and the direct relationship between each of those four historic occurrences and key events in the history of modern Israel. Required reading!! (It’s not long.)
She is also working on some fascinating connections between the whole comet-eclipse “thing” (one of which occurred in 1997, the year Netanyahu began expanding Jewish settlements… hmm…) and the many antichrist signs and prophecies that began springing up that year also. On January 8, 1997, BHO was sworn in to the Illinois State Senate, initiating his political career. Coincidence? Maybe…
Let righteousness be your banner and My word be your guide. Be rooted in the truth. As the dawn comes to chase away the night, so will the darkness rule only for its allotted time. Be strong in the knowledge that I protect and watch over all who are Mine…
Tell my people, that their worship toward Me must be not out of fear, but out of love. Of what use will it be to them if I would tell them when the final hour will strike? What they must do is worship wholeheartedly. I have already sent them a guide. They have My Word. In My Word it has already been revealed that I will come as a thief in the night. Tell them that concern over tomorrow should not be found in them. They must be faithful and fight the good fight. Love me as I have loved them, living in love. Behold destruction is fast approaching, but I will not hesitate to be protector for my chosen. Those that sow mercy shall receive mercy from Me. Tell my people not to worry about the seasons, but meditate on how they will stand before Me. Urge them to prepare for the day when I will show my power…
Tell my people the days are numbered and the sentence has been passed. It they will seek My face and walk in righteousness before Me, I will open their eyes that they may see the danger approach. If they only look to the approaching danger, they too will be caught up and trampled underfoot. Only in righteousness will they find safety.
Short take: Stay alert and ready, but don’t obsess about dates. Don’t look too hard or long into the maw of the on-rushing darkness lest you be sucked into it. Look instead towards the only One Who Is True Light: Jesus.
UPDATE VI: Do not miss Daniel Eggers‘ powerful warning on the meaning of Haiti. He doesn’t write in all caps just to be cute, or because he doesn’t know any better. It would appear that God is yelling at us. It’s not hard to see why.