This article is written from the vantage point the Lord will share with his disciples and friends both what is to come and when, in continuance of how he has lavished us with Scriptural wisdom, (astronomical) signs and prophetic markers and visions to encourage us onwards in our journey of faith. We’re following in his footsteps, in the typology of his own transformation after his resurrection before ascending up.
The previous article detailed how we’re still in the timeframe of ‘the day Pentecost fully come,’ calculated to take place on July 19th (seven Sabbaths plus 50 days, Karaite count). We have repeatedly seen the ‘Sun turning into darkness and the Moon into blood’ and especially noted the June partial eclipses bordering the total solar eclipse pattern we are called to look for (Acts 2:20, Joel 2:31). The Lord is calling our attention upwards, not just to the heavenly clock and seasonal indicators, but also the Lord’s beautiful constellation narratives and spotlighted writings and drawings by the fiery finger of his comets and astroids highlighting specific narratives. During the Pentecost ‘fully come’ gathering, Peter quotes Joel 2:28-29 as a fulfillment of that portion of prophecy so we may understand the interrelatedness of his heavenly glory and handiwork working in synch with his timely workings in and though us.
Amos 7 en 8 foretell post eclipse harvest and judgment
Amos was sent to the northern tribes to prophesy against idolatry under Rehoboam. God shows him multiple visions of judgement and draws a plumb line (measuring line to divide the land), as a total solar eclipse does from the heavens. This is of course not the only time in the Bible that the image of a plumb line is used. The Bible often pictures the Lord God as a builder. Everything built by God is built up around Him – you and I are living stones, built as a spiritual house unto God’s Glory. And the plumb line of God’s Word keeps us on the straight and narrow. In like manner he designed the heavens, drawing the ecliptic line as a pathway for the celestial wanderers. God’s draws lines in the sand and stretches lines above, plumb lines centered within his grace and mercy as he encourages us to remain standing upright and confident in His finished work on the cross and his ongoing loving presence within and around us.
Forthtelling celestial plumb lines
A plumb line drawn | No more time
In Amos 7-8 it becomes apparent that there is no more time for intercession by the prophet. God will no longer relent. The phrase “I will not pass by them anymore” means that God would not overlook their sins any longer. And, if He will not pass by them, He must pass through them. The plumb line shows that He will pass through “with the sword” in judgment; his patient endurance has finally ended. He could no longer defer the punishment for their sins—the time had come to pass judgment. A more detailed analysis on Amos 7 and 8 and the plumb line hanging from the Sun from previous studies can be read here.
The enemy’s distortion of God’s order will be noted, marked and met with judgment. Amos’ account of a Scriptural and celestial markings for judgment is but one of many instances we have been shown on our journey, such as the multiple Solar eclipses, foretelling both divine exchanges unto salvation as well as judgment to come.
In his day, Jonah’s witness to Nineveh was also preceded by an annular solar eclipse, secularly confirmed in Michelangelo’s rendition of the Last Judgement, readying the ears, eyes and hearts of those he was sent to with his urgent message of repentance within a 40 day timeframe. Matthew 16:4 recalls how such a sign embodied by Jonah will be given to the wicked in our days as well. In synch with these mid July signs and seasonal markers, the coming new Moon may very well be the one where David, a type of the Lord Jesus and the gentile 144.000, will be absent from the enemy’s table, called home among family for a celebration as well.
In this former article I shared how a second fulfillment of Ezekiel’s first three chapters, time wise, directs our attention to mid July this year. Tim Foster shared with us at the time:
“Ezekiel – the son of Man – is given a charge to go to the leaders of “House of Israel” – the Christian Church and tell them what the LORD is doing. In chapter 4, the LORD tells him to lay on his left side for 390 for the House of Israel (Christians) and then to lay on his right side for 40 days for the House of Judah, aka, the Jews. This is 430 days in total. The Jews recognize a 40 day period of mourning from Elul 1 to Tishri 10, which is Yom Kippur. Could this be the end point, next year on Yom Kippur 2021? Yom Kippur for 2021 is Sept 16. If you subtract 430 days from this date in 2021, it falls on July 13, 2020, this is in a few weeks. This could be Ezekiel’s period of service. Ezekiel represents the “Watchmen” of today. Read Ezek 3 – the Watchman is sent out to go to the hard-headed leaders of the “House of Israel” who are the Christian leaders of today.”
Put this July 13-15th 2020 timeframe (taking into account the different calendars) in your proverbial hip pocket for safekeeping; it will be revisited in our analysis of comet NEOWISE’s writings on the celestial blackboard.
The restorer of all things and a refining fire
In like manner Malachi 3 and 4 are coming to life, referring to a coming full healing and transformation (Mal 4:2) of those who will witness ‘in the spirit of Elijah’ prior to judgment, coming to bring restoration of all things.
Matthew 11:7-14 declares:
As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: ‘What did you go out into the desert to see? A reed swayed by the wind? If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings’ palaces. Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. This is the one about whom it is written: “I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.” I tell you the truth: Among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. >From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it. For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John. And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come.'”
Here Jesus quotes from Malachi 3:1; where the messenger appears to be a prophetic figure who is going to appear. According to Malachi 4:5 this messenger is “the prophet Elijah,” whom Jesus identifies as John the Baptist. John the Baptist’s identification as Elijah was not predicated upon his being Elijah, but rather upon people’s response to his role and the spirit in which he operated. To those who were willing to believe in Jesus, John the Baptist functioned as Elijah, for they believed in Jesus as Lord. To the religious leaders who rejected Jesus, John the Baptist did not perform this function. To them who ‘stole from God’, sorcerers, adulterers, false swearers, oppressors and those turning aside strangers from their rights he came in judgment in stead. At the same time, those ‘that feared the LORD’ and ‘spake often one to another’ the Lord harkened to and heard (Mal 3:16). A book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. They are promised to be His ‘in that day when I make up my jewels’ and they will be spared ‘as a man spareth his own son that serveth him’. The Lord will call them to return ‘and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not’ (Mal. 3:18). They will thus be received both with repentance unto salvation as well as with fierce spiritual opposition, like John and Elijah were in their days.
We have other prophecies in the Bible (Revelation 11:3-12) that help us recognize those coming in the spirit of Elijah in their prophetic role for the first time frame of the tribulation, functioning as a catalyst to refine and prepare the church for the rapture, to restore all things and reconcile the heart of the rebellious and wayward to the Father. The church will not experience the wrath of God in the final seven years, but as it is said in 1 Peter 4:17 (KJV) 17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
Dennis Hart shares: “The ministry of John the Baptist was for Israel and the church, and the same can be expected of an end-time Elijah; His prophetic words/voice would encourage the Jews to return to their own land, and in time their spiritual restoration (the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on their sons and daughters). The ministry of Elijah may extend to being one of the witnesses – God’s ways are higher than our ways – but the key point of this letter is that in the many voices in the world we should open our ears not just to a literal Elijah, but also to the many true prophetic voices that are in the Earth today (many of whom have suffered with their calling of prophets)…..”The coming of an end-time Elijah is perfectly consistent with a pre-tribulation view of the rapture (and this is my own view). In fact, the emergence of this Elijah prophetic ministry would be another strong confirmation of the imminence of the return of Jesus Christ!”
This sequence of a (first fruit) transformation and temple offering prior to the collective or people’s harvest (commonly referred to as ‘the rapture’) can be understood from this analysis explained below as well, functioning in harmony with the threefold harvest model of barley (Passover time frame), wheat (spring and summer wheat, until ‘Pentecost fully come’, the new ‘fruit’ or ‘meat’) and the concluding fruit harvest (associated with the feast of Tabernacles), harvested in different sequences/portions, namely initially a portion of first fruits, then a collective or group harvest and concludingly a remnant portion.
First a change
“Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.” (1 Corinthians 15:51-53).
This change is also detailed in Isaiah 40:31:
“Those that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up on wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
The change is in line with the Lord’s transformation on the resurrection morning after He met Mary at the tomb, prior to the first upper room where he breathed on the disciples and could transcend natural boundaries while maintaining human functions. We also shared in great detail how Ezekiel was raptured and physically transported in the previous article. Acts 8:39-40 subsequently details the story of Philip as another fulfillment of such a transformation and earthly rapture. As the Ethiopian eunuch read Isaiah and was lacking understanding, God sent to him Philip. Philip explained the scriptures and told him about Jesus. The Ethiopian eunuch wanted to be baptized and after Philip baptized the man, he was ‘caught” away” by God and transported to another location.
“And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.”
Then a departure
“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
While these wording imply an amount of suddenness in the manner of ‘being taken’, they do not necessarily indicate an instantaneous event. To be “caught up” could be an observable event, like the Lord’s second ascension in Bethany was and like Elijah’s rapture was both foreknown and witnessed by Elisha and believers with prophetic insight and understanding nearby. To snatch someone out of the way can be both a quickly transpiring as well as an observable event.
There are more precedents in the Word, like Enoch, who according to Genesis 5:24 “walked with God and he was not, for God took him”. We shared prior about his taking and returning around the Solstice, prior to the flood as a type of forerunner. In Hebrews 11:5 it is stated that “By faith Enoch was taken up, so that he did not see death, and was not found because God took him up, for before God took him up, so it is recorded, he was pleasing to God.”
Brother Kurt shares: The word “took” used in Genesis 5:24 about Enoch is Strong’s word #H3947 which can be translated as “snatch”, “to take, capture seize” very similar to the word “harpazo” used in 1 Thessalonians 4:17.
“Jesus ascension in Bethany is an example of another communicated and witnessed departure. “So after the Lord had talked with them, He was received up into heaven and sat at the right hand of God”, (Mark 16:19). “While He blessed them He was parted from them and taken up into heaven”, (Luke 24:51). “He was taken up and a cloud carried Him up from their view”, (Acts 1:9).”…”Matthew 27:52-53 also speaks of dead saints coming out of tombs after the resurrection of Jesus. “The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered the holy city and appeared to many”.
“… In 2 Corinhtians 12:2 and 12:4 Paul claims he was “caught up” (harpazo) to the third heaven where he heard unspeakable words. Paul uses the same word for his experience as he does in 1 Thess. 4:17 when we are “caught up” to Jesus in the air.
…” At Revelation 4:1 John is commanded by Jesus to “COME UP HERE”.”…
He features Elijah as another example, as in 2 Kings 2:11 it says, “and it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder, and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven”. Then the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that the LORD will take away your master from over you today?” And he said, “Yes, I know; be still.” (2 Kings 2:3) The sons of the prophets who were at Jericho approached Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that the LORD will take away your master from over you today?” And he answered, “Yes, I know; be still.” (2 Kings 2:5). This event was witnessed by others and was not a secret event. This event occurred in the presence of Elisha and other prophets who were told in advance (by God) the specific date that Elijah would be taken by God (2 Kings 2:3 and 5). There is no indication as to the speed of the ascension, but it was slow enough to be observed. Elijah did not die and there is no indication that he was changed in any way.
The word “take” used in 2 Kings 2:3 and 5 is the same word used for Enoch in Genesis 5:24 and has the same “rapture” connotation”. The word “went” used to describe Elijah leaving in 2 Kings 5:11 is translated from Strongs word #H5927 which means “to ascend, to come up before God, to be taken up, carried away” again these have rapture like meanings.”
If we look at the heavens in during timeframe, we can discern amazing confirmation.
NEOWISE speaks of the ‘new wise’ or ‘wise virgins’ about to cross over the celestial river Jordanus, progressing towards the Ursa Major sheep fold to then encounter the Desired Son hidden in Coma Berenices
We spoke about comet NEOWISE before. To recap: C/2020 F3 (666) NEOWISE, or Comet NEOWISE, is a retrograde comet with a near-parabolic orbit discovered on March 27, 2020 by the NEOWISE space telescope. It passed closest to the Sun on July 3, 2020 just before US Independence Day. It was first spotted on July 5th by Chris Schur (Christ connotation). Having survived this perihelion, it is currently visible to the naked eye (see chart below). Reports indicate the comet has developed a second tail. One tail is made of dust and the other tail is made of gas.
Biblically, NEOWISE resonates with both the ‘new magi’ or the ‘wise virgins’ about to become visible and shine as bright as the stars, to be transformed ‘in a twinkling’ and given ‘new wineskins’ (transformed bodies) before ‘crossing over’ into our heavenly promised land, like Jesus modeled to us in the time after his resurrection. Rivers in Scripture often denote such transformations, raptures and crossing over of time and spatial boundaries.
Neo is also an anagram for Eon and One, as well as an abbreviation for an astronomical ‘Near Earth Object’. The comet was given the designation C/2020 F3 NEOWISE (F3 cloaks 666) which is likely intentional as well. We may recall the antichrist typed character Neo in the blockbuster movie The Matrix (H/T Jacob Israel) drawing people’s attention away from the Lord’s soon return towards the casting down and arrival of his cloaked enemy instead.
The trajectory shows NEOWISE crossing the constellation Lynx’s asterism July 15th. Unknown to many, but relevant to those watching and waiting for the Lord, this constellation used to be called Jordanus (Plancius) which should raise our interest in the narrative NEOWISE draws out for us. After crossing this celestial river, NEOWISE progresses towards Ursa Major (Biblically, the larger sheepfold) highlighting the beautiful narrative of Talitha’s resurrection and then onwards to Coma Berenices, where the Man Child, the ‘Desire of Ages’ is hidden underneath the cloaking hair piece, reflective of the age of Jesus when the first ‘OLD WISE’ found him at close to three years old (corrected July 25th, based on Matthew 2:16 and matching the time passing since the Revelation 12 Sign and us/NEOWISE finding the Man Child), guided by the Scriptures and the Spirit filled journey navigated by the celestial signs above.
The NEOWISE river crossing, coupled with the presence of the two bears nearby prompts me to consider we are seeing the story of Elijah and Elisha playing out in the heavens in a timely fashion. We know forerunners will ‘pave the way’ in the spirit of Elijah (like John did) before the Lord’s coming in the rapture. As NEOWISE crosses the Jordan, it resonates with Elijah departure and him giving Elisha the double portion (like the Pentecost outpouring to the disciples, 7 of whom had already received the ‘breathing’ from the Lord in the first upper room gathering). The two bears Ursa Major and Minor positioned in the heavens nearby, confirm the actors in Elisja’s subsequent account when he’s mocked as a prophet and pronounces judgment, executed by two she-bears. These correlations will be detailed below, after shedding more light on the hidden identity of the Lynx (Jordanus) constellation and NEOWISE’s scheduled travels.
July 15th NEOWISE crosses Jordanus
Let’s take the July 13-15th 2020 timeframe of the potential start of Ezekiel’s ministry out of our hip pockets as within this timeframe (July 15th, Jerusalem time) a profound astronomical event is scheduled to occur in the heavens. During these days NEOWISE will cross the celestial river Jordanus (Jordan), nowadays known as the constellation Lynx. It’s meaning and mythology can be found here.
We know from Scripture the earthly river Jordan is a location denoting the end of Israel’s wilderness travels and travails, a place of contemplation and ultimately of a people’s division in the time of Moses. A location of transformation, divine exchanges, of transference of leadership and passing of the prophetic mantle as from Elijah unto Elisha. A gateway towards boldness to not only scout out the promised land and bring back majestic fruit, but to overcome deep rooted fears in manifesting giants and other enemies as well. A place where the wise daughters of Zelophedad stepped out in faith to claim their rightful inheritance, even requiring progressive legislation, reflected in the Hyades cluster of called out wise vrigins (as explained in these notes and mentioned in this week’s Parashat readings) and of course, the Jordan is the divine venue of baptism and the Holy Spirit coming down, embodied by John and Jesus.
Corrected July 18th
NEOWISE’s celestial writing in context | Note the bride and Groom on July 19-21
- 15 July NEOWISE crosses Jordanus (Lynx), one day after Jupiter, the King Planet is in opposition in the celestial Golden Gate, thus shining brightest and clearly showing the Great Red Spot and equatorial bands (inset) indicative of the Lord’s side piercing and stripes.
- 15 juli 2020 C/2017 T2 Panstarrs enters Coma where the Desired Son is hidden, Jesus at the age the wise/magi found him, which will be visited by NEOWISE later on as well.
- On 16 July Pluto is at opposition, though at a visual magnitude of +14.2 its is far too dim to observing through backyard telescopes.
- On July 17th we have a conjunction of the waning crescent Moon and Venus in Taurus.
- 18 July NEOWISE crosses into Ursa Major (Big Bear, Biblically the larger sheepfold)
19 July NEOWISE passes near +3 magnitude star Talitha (Iota Ursae Majoris) and the +3.6 magnitude star Al Kapra in Ursa Major. Talitha’s Biblical meaning and correlation with a cloak relevant to the Elijah/Elisja narrative are detailed below. We’re keeping in mind an expected shaking and the dead rising
On July 19th we also have a conjunction of the Moon bride and Mercury (Messenger and thief) in Gemini, the same day the ‘day of Pentecost fully come’ double count is calculated to end.
- On July 20th the hidden Moon bride once again passes Vesta (astroid symbolizing a ‘threshold’ and ‘the fire of the magi’ as detailed in the previous article) in Gemini in the centre of the bridegroom portion.
- On July 21 the Moon is at Perihelion or closest to the Sun (at 6:27, Jerusalem time), traversing north of the Sun in Cancer while the Sun is still positioned in Gemini. The hidden bride and Bridegroom once again meet, with the Moon in the ‘resting place for pilgrims’ and ‘travelers inn’, after she has crossed the threshold Vesta the day before.
- 21 July NEOWISE reaches its most northward point, the top of its arch, at ~47 degrees north
- 21 July Saturn (Satan, Chronos) is at apposition (further from the Sun) and at perigee (closest to earth) in the celestial Golden Gate with Jupiter nearby. A significant marker for the occult. It’s also noteworthy this opposition takes place right across the celestial river Jordanus.
- 22 July, just after midnight the Sun (Bridegroom) exits the Gemini bride and groom cluster amidst the ‘Dog Days of Summer’, the ancient Egyptian description of the hottest summer days when they celebrated their Ipet/Opet festival (Ipet’s goat rebirth) after the heliacal rise of Sirius, the Dog Star (see timeframes of the heliacal rise of Sirius for Jerusalem and the Seven Churches location here). The Sun then enters Cancer, the ‘resting place’ or ‘travelers inn’ for pilgrims, Biblically.
- 23 July NEOWISE is closest to the Earth, at 0.692 AU distant moving 4 degrees/day.
- 24 July NEOWISE passes near the +4.7 magnitude star Omega Ursae Majoris.
31 July NEOWISE enters Coma Berenices, where the Desired Son is hidden (Mary and Jesus at the age when the magi/wise found him, approx. 1 year and 3 month after his birth). Update: new insights regarding NEOWISE’s second crossing of the Jordanus river on July 29th (evening portion 9th of Av) and its subsequent entry into Coma Berenices on July 31st where the Desired Son is hidden, are found below the article at the ‘Updates’ section. There, you will also find info on celestial events taking place up to August 5th in the constellation of Cancer, the ancient Summer Solstice location, also known as the ‘Father’s house’, the ‘open summer door’ and Jesus’ resting place from which He comes down the third day to rescue and judge. In this constellation, we find the end of his redemptive work for his bride.
So, NEOWISE highlights a crossing over of the celestial river Jordanus, like Elijah and Elisha in their days had a divine exchange at the Jordan where time and natural laws were supernaturally transcended, after which Elisha was blessed with a double infilling of the Spirit and given Elijah’s mantle. Shortly afterwards he was met with scorn, in response to which he pronounced a curse coming in the form of two she-bears, reminiscent of Ursa Major and Minor nearby the celestial river. This correlation is no conjecture; from ancient times our spiritual enemy has been very much aware of this hidden connection between the she-bears and Elijah’s account, which will be uncovered later in this article.
The timeliness of this heavenly reminder of Elijah and Elisha fits the Pentecost double count waiting and preparation time in an intricate way as Elijah’s ministry and the double 50 count pattern is carefully woven into Scripture.
Elijah’s ministry after a double 50 count | His departure foreknown & witnessed
Courtesy: Dennis Watson’s analysis
Discern below how Elijah’s ministry started after two counts of 50, which parallels the double Pentecost count proposed to end this July 19th. The next event in Elijah’s life was when God raptured him, on a date both Elijah and Elisha foreknew. The prophets witnessing the event also had foreknowledge, yet they did not believe or understand fully what had happened and in response to Elijah’s rapture went on to look for his body afterwards.
The Spirit of Elijah coming before the Lord | Psalm 50
Obadiah and the two 50s
The Lord hid two counts of 50 prophets in a cave and fed them on bread and water. Not only do we get that blessing of Jesus with us at the end of the two counts of fifty (connected) IN SPADES because we will see Him as He is, but right now even during this time as we wait for the end of the two counts of fifty (connected) He is with us as we are also sustained by that same bread and water till He comes.
Pentecost fully come | July 19th 2020
The Pentecost Karaite double count constitutes a double blessing for the first born manifest sons of God having put 2 50 day counts together, by starting the first day of the 2nd count on the last day of the 1st count. That is exactly what is happening with Leviticus 23:15 & 16 because there is a 7 full Sabbath count resulting in 49 days that ends the morrow after DAY 50 but then on that day you also begin a count to 50.
To read up a 99 (or 100) day count of Pentecost being ‘fully come’ and celebrated in the 4th month on July 19th, please read here, here, here and here. We find confirmation in Paul’s travel log as well, as he could not have made it to his destination within the first 50 day count. Also, the disciples gathered at the time of the Holy Spirit indwelling were accused of being drunk of the new wine, concerning which we discern the required grapes are harvested beyond month 3, thus it is agriculturally impossible to have any wine in the wine presses in the third month. The pattern is also confirmed by Joel prophesying in the second chapter, that the Holy Spirit would be poured out in the last days and ‘the floors would be full of wheat and the wine presses would be full of wine’.
In addition, the historic Essene new wine festival came 50 days or seven weeks after Pentecost. Until new wine was offered, no one could drink any of the new juice (Temple Scroll, columns 19-21). It says in the book of Nehemiah Chapter 13:15: In those days saw I in Judah some treading “wine presses” on the Sabbath, and bringing in “sheaves”, and lading asses; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the Sabbath day: and I testified against them in the day wherein they sold victuals. Nehemiah saw men treading grapes in these wine presses and the grapes are not ripe until summer, therefore the sheaves they were bringing in had to be summer sheaves NOT spring sheaves. The winter wheat is gone by this time and so was springtime! The difference between winter and summer wheat is explained here.
The Lord says that after four months comes the harvest (John 4:35). This has to be speaking of the summer wheat harvest which matures in four months after sowing. It is sown in the first month Abib/spring and is reaped in the fourth month/summer which is seven Sabbaths plus 50 days and then you can bring a first fruit from it, therefore it is summer fruit. This is why the hail did not destroy the wheat in Egypt because it had not come up yet because it was planted in the first month.
Double blessings after a double count
Courtesy: Dennis Watson’s analysis and incorporated Gotquestions reference
Question: “What does it mean to receive a double portion?”
“Answer: Six times in the Bible, specific reference is made to a “double portion.” When someone receives a double portion, he gets a gift twice as much as that given to others.
The concept of the double portion is first mentioned in the Law of Moses: “But he shall acknowledge the firstborn . . . by giving him a double portion of all that he has, for he is the firstfruits of his strength. The right of the firstborn is his” (Deuteronomy 21:17). A firstborn son was entitled to receive twice the inheritance of that of a father’s other sons, in addition to the right of succession.
Because Hannah could not have children, her husband tried to assuage her grief with an extra blessing. “But to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her” (1 Samuel 1:5).
Near the end of Elijah’s time on earth, he offered his assistant Elisha a gift: “What can I do for you before I am taken from you?” Elisha answered, “Please let there be a double portion of your spirit on me” (2 Kings 2:9). Elisha’s request was to be considered the successor of Elijah and to be “doubly blessed” with power in the Deuteronomy 21:17 King James Version (KJV) 17 But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he hath: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his prophetic office. Throughout 2 Kings, the many miracles Elisha performed confirm that he had indeed been granted a double portion.
Isaiah 61:7 promises a double portion of joy and blessing upon Israel: “Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy.” The reign of the Messiah during the millennium will occasion everlasting joy. In a related passage, God restored to Job twice as much as he originally had before his time of testing: “And the LORD restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before” (Job 42:10). It could be said that Job received a “double portion.”
Not all double portions convey blessing, however.
Revelation 18:6 speaks of judgment upon Babylon, stating, “Pay her back as she herself has paid back others, and repay her double for her deeds; mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed.” Here, the double portion indicates a heavy judgment. The idea behind the term is still that of a “great amount.”
Since the Mosaic Law stipulated a double portion for firstborn sons, the concept has been used throughout history to refer to God’s abundant blessing. Jesus Christ is called the “firstborn over all creation” (Colossians 1:15), a title that indicates His position as the Blessed One and rightful Heir of all things.”
Saints, do you see it? We will receive a double blessing at our birth, our birth into eternity. DOUBLE because the first time we went through the Pentecost count it made it possible for you to become a new creature in Christ. The second time is the DOUBLE blessing.”
The middle feast, the 4th is Pentecost. The Servant Branch. Jesus, our head is the 4th branch. The church, His body, gets connected to the Head at the end of the operation of the Holy Spirit during the process started by and ending with the 4th branch. Pentecost. Pentecost involves fire, brightness, shining, oil BOTH at its beginning and ending.”
Jesus left the 99 to save the one. Abraham was visited by God when he was 99 and had a male-heir when he was 100. 99 is the Greek alphanumeric value for ‘AMEN’ and Jesus calls himself AMEN in Revelation 3:14 tying his lineage to Abraham’s transformation where his name changes from Abram to Abraham signifying his covenant with the divine. The last day of the termination of the Pentecost count is 99.
July 19 | NEOWISE arrives at Talitha in Ursa Major’s right front leg | Maiden arise! | Song of Songs 2:10 Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away | A picture of full healing, resurrection and transference of authority
Talitha means maiden, or “daughter of the assembly” A star in the right front leg of the Greater Bear. Therein lies an amazing story of the origin of the Bible. In Mark 5:22&23, Jairus one of the rulers of the synagogue (assembly), comes to Jesus and said “my little daughter is at the point of death”. So here we have the “daughter of the assembly”. Jesus goes to the house of the daughter and in Mark 5:41 he takes her hand and says “Talitha Cumi” which means “daughter arise”. So what’s being said? The star in the right rear leg of Ursa and the star in the front leg of Ursa is used as the basis of this story of healing and compassion. It is written in the stars and one must consider, is the power in the stars as well?”
The word is only found in plural in Hebrew, thus it may prophetically imply a plural rising. A related word is טליותא (talyuta), meaning childhood or youth. In Hebrew exists the word טלה (taleh), which means lamb, The root טלל (talal) has to do with being small, thin or widely dispersed or spread. Noun טל(tal), means dew. Verb טלל (talal) means to overcast (with a roof or with mist or dew). Derived verb טול (tul), means to extend or disperse widely, and its noun טלטלה (taltela) denotes a spreading out. Noun טלה (taleh) describes the young of sheep, goats or deer: lambs and fawns, and the verb טלא (tala’) describes the patterns of spots spread out on a fawn. The plural noun טלאים (tal’im) collectively describes young ones or spotted ones.
But there is a secondary strand of words that bear a striking resemblance to the prior: טלאי (talya), denoting a piece of cloth used as a blanket; טלי (talay I), meaning to hang on or over; טלי (talay II), meaning to lift up; טלי (talay III), meaning hanging or covering; The word טלית (tallith) means cover, sheet or cloak, and became the name of the Tallith, the cloak of honor, the scholar’s or officer’s distinction. Here, we are not only reminded of Elijah’s cloak or mantel being handed over to Elisha, buy of Ruth’s betrothal and Boaz’ tallish covering as well. Note also that Mark interrupts the story of Jairus’ daughter with the story of the hemorrhaging woman. This woman had slowly bled to near death exactly as long as the girl had lived (12 years; Mark 5:25, 5:42). She is healed by touching Jesus’ cloak.
Daniel 5 | Mene, Mene Terkel, Upharsin | A comet writing on the wall
“The message of Daniel 5 offers a contrast between Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar:
- Nebuchadnezzar is humbled by God, learns his lesson (he acknowledges the ultimate kingship of the God of Israel), and is restored to his throne;
- Belshazzar, in contrast, learns nothing from Nebuchadnezzar’s example, blasphemes against God, and has his kingdom given to others.
Daniel reads the words “MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN” and interprets them for the king: “MENE, God has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end; TEKEL, you have been weighed … and found wanting;” and “PERES, your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians. Then Belshazzar gave the command, and Daniel was clothed in purple, a chain of gold was put around his neck, and a proclamation was made … that he should rank third in the kingdom; [and] that very night Belshazzar the Chaldean (Babylonian) king was killed, and Darius the Mede received the kingdom.”
Writing on the wall of heaven
The Chaldean wise men are unable to read the writing on the wall, let alone interpret it, but Daniel does so by supplying vowels in two different ways, first so the words are read as nouns, then as verbs. The nouns are monetary weights: a mənê, equivalent to a Jewish mina or sixty shekels (several ancient versions have only one mənê instead of two), a təqêl, equivalent to a shekel, and p̄arsîn, meaning “half-pieces”. The last involves a word-play on the name of the Persians (pārās in Hebrew), suggesting not only that they are to inherit Belshazzar’s kingdom, but that they are two peoples, Medes and Persians. Daniel then interprets the words as verbs, based on their roots: mənê is interpreted as meaning “numbered”, təqêl, from a root meaning to weigh, as meaning “weighed” (and found wanting), and pərês(פְּרַס), the singular form of p̄arsîn, from a root meaning “to divide”, denoting that the kingdom is to be “divided” and given to the Medes and Persians. If the “half-pieces” means two half-shekels, then the various weights—a mənê or sixty shekels, another shekel, and two half-shekels—add up to 62, which the tale gives as the age of Darius the Mede, indicating that God’s will is being worked out.”
Another explanation layer is astronomical
We know Daniel was very knowledgable and skilled in Biblical astronomy. This may have been the key distinguishing factor enabling him to explain the fiery hand’s ‘writing on the wall’ where the king’s astrologers failed.
Opening Daniel | Source: p. 33-34
3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. 4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
There are 7 churches in Revelation 2 and 3. If this seven were metaphorically a menorah, which church would be the middle church? That would be Thyatira. Is there any way Thyatira is associated with oil, flame or light? See for yourself…
Rev. 2:18 It is the overcomers of the Thyatiran church, the middle church, that are most recognized by Watchers who are familiar with the Revelation 12:5 & 6 promise for the role of the manchild in future ages…
Rev 2: 26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
28 And I will give him the morning star.
Now let’s consider whether another group of 7 where we can apply the “servant lamp” analysis. Let’s consider the 7 Feasts of the Lord. Is there any feast that can be associated with a lighting up or a flame? Yes there is. The middle feast, the feast of Pentecost. It was at this divine appointment where the 120 disciples were “lit up” by the fire of the Holy Spirit. Later on in that day in Acts 2, 3,000 were lit up by the Holy Spirit. Since that day each and every individual who is a part of the Church has been “lit up” as a result of the Spirit’s work in sealing our redemption.
The middle feast, Pentecost, will be the feast where at its FULFILLMENT, THE HARVEST, THE RAPTURE, the church is not just expected to be spiritually lit up but physically lit up. It is shown that this will happen right here…
3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. 4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
The middle lamp is Jesus. He is the head; we are the body. We get connected when the Church becomes its fiery self and is transformed into a body that is able to see and approach God as He is. This could happen at the rapture and the middle feast, Pentecost, at the harvest thereof, is the catalyst.
A is for Apple | The lion king comes down
I believe this is what the elite have been portraying ‘writing’ upon’ their messaging walls and screen of their marketing flagship I Pet Goat II.
- A is for Apple (Leo Minor, Leo’s offspring, the seed, also the ‘Desired Son’, hidden under Coma Berenices)
- L is for Lynx (Jordan), distorted as a river of duality and manipulation of time and space
- C is for Camelopardalis and the apple roll stops at the foot of Cepheus
- The apple stops. The seed splits and blossoms, genetic and spiritual degeneration
Transcribed: the apple (the offspring, young lion/US, sin apple) rolls away from the mother (Lilly/Lillibeth/Elizabeth/UK/Crown) over the river of duality into the US/Ephraim or ‘young lions of Tarshish’ and its (transgendered) bride is carried by a camel (dark mirror of Rebekkah and the manner in which she was brought to Isaac) to become king and queen: the young lion becoming king and a royal wedding. The genetic and spiritual degeneration will be finalized by the mark of the beast.
L is for Leo Minor (the new lion king), C for Camelopardalis and Obama’s comic alter-ego aspiring to embody Cepheus the King
Ipet is connected to Ursa Minor as Elijah’s wagon
We’ve shared before how to the Egyptians glorified their celestial goddess Ipet especially during the hot summer days. We’ve uncovered how their ‘nursing goddess of the Milky Way’ embodies Isis and covers up the Lord’s people’s arch enemy Draco, situated to the left of king Cepheus and queen Cassiopeia. Ipet is in fact the Revelation 12 dragon, waiting to devour the man child after birth. Ipet’s goat and it’s expected second worldwide outworking glorified to predictively program people to normalize evil and feed of our trauma and subconscious fears, is an embodiment of the antichrist.
Below and attached you can read how Ipet is also connected to Ursa Minor, the bear constellation Biblically reflecting the minor sheepfold, known to the Egyptians as ‘Elijah’s wagon’, a connection they covertly confirm in the I Pet Goat II prophetic signaling and predictive programming. They know about this heavenly scene of transcending time and space, the divine exchange, a departure and double infilling by those given the prophetic baton and cloak. Though the enemy hides their understanding in plain sight towards evil intent, by the Spirit we can pierce through their dark signs and sayings and uncover hidden truth.
Ursa Major to the Egyptians is also associated with the tower of Babel, expressed in the ritual of the raising of the Djed Pillar and the raising of Osiris, also depicted in Michelangelo’s Last Judgment | The awakening light force closely resembles the administration of the DNA altering mark of the beast
Injecting Lucifer’s false light | Raising the pillar | Mark of the beast
- Book: The Secret Astrology of the Bible
This brings us to the elite signaling of July 20th and their Lock Step strategy towards the ‘mark of the beast’.
Enemy signaling | In ‘Lock Step’ towards their beast system under the guise of ‘new normalcy’ | ‘Event 201’ and July 20th | When will the new Moon be gone and the sabbath?
As we eagerly desire our blessed hope to come and restore us to be like Him and call us up unto Him, we can also see the eagerness in the eyes of those led by the spiritual enemy to amp up their concept of ‘new normalcy’, interpreted as to continue living in sin strongly resonating with Amos’ rendering on doing so at the detriment of the vulnerable (Amos 8:5).
8 Thus hath the Lord God shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit. 2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the Lord unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more. 3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord God: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence. 4 Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail, 5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit? 6 That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat? 7 The Lord hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works. 8 Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein? and it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and it shall be cast out and drowned, as by the flood of Egypt. 9 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day: 10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:
Time wise, this prophecy in Amos 8 is specifically directed towards the time after the new Moon wheat offerings (the upcoming new Moon is expected July 20th) to ramp up their wicked ways.
Remarkably, as a dark mirror of the Lord’s restorative decrees prepared by his faithful, (inter-) national government decrees are being drafted up by the satanic elite progressing from their Covid19 plandemic towards the second step of their ‘Lock Step top down social control’ strategy, aiming towards a structural implementation of their beast system. Veiled references are made to this July 2020 timeframe in their October 2019 kick-off event labeled ‘Event 201’. Verifying July 20th is the 201st day of the year, we’re alerted to the elite’s awareness of the prophetic seasonal indicators and the upcoming harvest, wedding, judgment patterns in Scripture.
From my above cited article concerning the second ‘Lock Step’ (auto translation, original in Dutch):
The third ‘Lock step’ of the enemy’s schemes (activation of the ‘beast system’ and distribution of the ‘mark of the beast’) will not take place until after the opening of the seals, thus after the tribulation mid-point.
But, the evil elite’s dark Trojan tactics, craftingly labeled under ‘new normalcy’ and ‘spoon fed’ by the ruling technocracy to prevent proverbial ‘frogs’ from leaping the incrementally heated waters, are firmly bound and restrained by the Spirit and their schemes uncovered and overcome by those abiding in the Lord. The spiritual enemy’s eternal judgment is set in Scripture, confirmed in the heavens and marked in the Lord’s plumb lines drawn from heaven to earth.
The Lord’s lines in the sand to safeguard, beckon and guide his beloved creation are drawn from mercy and grace, by the one true Pillar lovingly reaching out to us from above. Look up, his hand is outstretched!
Updates | July 23rd
Finding the Man Child and waiting for our Groom
Let us continue our travels with NEOWISE before looking at our Bridegroom, as it crosses the celestial river Jordanus again and progresses towards the Alpha-Omega border on the ecliptic between Leo and Virgo on July 29th to visit the Man Child and his mother in his celestial ‘house’ or constellation right above from July 31st onwards. We’ve shared prior how – hidden in the constellation Coma Berenices – we find Jesus as a young child carefully placed on Mary’s lap, depicted at the age when the magi (the ‘old wise’) found him. We follow the ‘new wise’ and their bright light shining forth in our night sky, its impressive gas and dust trailed cloak as if it were their ‘company of travelers’ coming from ‘the east’. They’re about to cross the celestial Jordanus river again shortly ‘to see the young child’ with its mother, spiritually the heavenly Jerusalem and as we look up, like the Lord us to, we indeed see our redemption drawing nigh.
Matthew 2:9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. 11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
Comet NEOWISE with its beautiful two tails, photographed July 19th approaching ‘the celestial House of the Man Child’: Coma Berenices | Courtesy Zixuan Lin
The Man Child in Virgo’s lap | E.W. Bullinger, based on the ancient Dendera chart
Coma, Chemdah, ‘Desire of Nations’ | Courtesy: Shauna Manfredine
Courtesy: Informed Christians | Note the stars Cor Caroli and Chara especially…..
Behold: Virgo has delivered the Man Child (Revelation 12:5) with Draco, the dragon nearby | Source
Finding the Man Child
Image: Jacob Pratt
The stars Cor Caroli (meaning ‘heart of Charles’, also known as ‘Asetrion’ is a binary star) and Chara (meaning ‘joy’) is where the young child Jesus is found. Cor Caroli also formed the start of the river Jordanus which, since the 18th century became known as the Bootes’ ‘Hunting Dogs’, as depicted below. If you look closely one of them still has a crown.
Cor Caroli as the starting point of the celestial river Jordanus
Allard | Fluvius Jordanus
In the 18th century the river disappeared from the celestial maps….(p. 215)
Cor Caroli (binary star) is now part of the Hunting Dogs | Note the ‘royal’ heart symbol
NEOWISE’s second crossing
Like Elisha’s second crossing of the Jordan after Elijah’s departure, NEOWISE will cross the river Jordanus again shortly to enter the celestial house where the young child and his mother are, like the magi of old.
We see how at this celestial location, underneath the stars Cor Caroli and Chara, at the Alpha-Omega marker (green line below) to the left of Ursa Major, is where NEOWISE crosses over the celestial river Jordan a second time (July 29th), before it enters into Coma Berenices July 31st, the celestial ‘house’ where the Man Child and his mother are, depicted at the age when the ‘old wise’ found him.
This pattern resembles Elisha crossing back over the river Jordan into Israel after Elijah’s departure, a potential foreshadowing of the departure of the Lord’s faithful in the rapture.
The Jordan is the river that once prevented the Israelites from entering the promised land, the waters of which, however, were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, so that all Israel could cross over on dry land (as noted in Isaiah 3-4). We shared before that water and especially rivers denote the passing of time and are often locations of divine exchange and supernatural manifestation. Such was the case with Elijah and Elisha: in response to Elijah striking the river with his cloak, the waters had parted so that he and Elisha could cross over together.
Elijah would part ways with Elisha soon – the account in 2 Kings states – an event both foreknown by them both and witnessed by others from a distance. Before they would part ways, they visited the cities of Gilgal, Bethel and Jericho together, witnessing to the spiritual condition of the nation of Israel at the time, as well as resonating with our time prophetically.
First they visited Gilgal, once a picture of fleshly circumcision and dedication to doing the Lord’s will, and subsequently Bethel, in days of old reflective of God’s house, an expression of his faithfulness to Jacob and Jacob’s desire to know God and the Word of prophecy in fellowship with him, now having turned into idolatry and idol worship (golden calf). Lastly they entered Jericho, a stronghold manifesting worldly power in stead of fruits of the Spirit, having become an institutionalized system (like modern day ‘churchiantity’), bringing forth prophetic voices without spiritual discernment, deepened understanding or heart knowledge. In other words, lacking ‘salt and light’.
Thus, in their own manner these cities had degenerated into strongholds of sinfulness of both the people and their ungodly leadership, steeped in religiosity and idolatry. Especially Jericho, which had been rebuilt contrary to the Lord’s instructions, provoking the appearance of Elijah as prophet of judgment, though his words were not heeded by the king who in stead sought ungodly counsel, to his peril.
Lifted up and blessed outside the promised land
At the Jordan at Bethel (house of God, the Summer Solstice, then in Cancer) God lifts Elijah up into His glory, notably this takes place outside the promised land, thus after he has crossed the Jordan with Elisha. His taking resembles that of Enoch before him, whom we know “walked with God, and he was no more, because God took him” (Genesis 5:24, Hebrews 11:5). Like Enoch, Elijah’s faithful obedience had pleased God, and God responded to his loving obedience by taking him up to heaven before seeing death.
Elisha had faithfully accompanied his master Elijah for ten years (much like Ruth had followed Naomi’s travels and instructions like we shared prior), being sanctified and purified along the way, receiving instructions, undergoing multiple trials and testings, until the now final leg of their journey and as such he was now well equipped for what the Lord would have in store for him after Elijah’s departure. Elisha was left on earth with a purpose. Through him the Lord would maintain a witness on earth and an offering of blessing to his people after Elijah’s departure, a manifest presence of the Spirit of God.
Elisha was blessed by the Lord outside the promised land as well, after petitioning for a double outpouring of the spirit of Elijah as a confirmation of his ministry. As such he resembled the wisdom and spiritual mindset of Solomon. Again, the name giving of NEOWISE comes to mind here as well. Elijah would indeed be given as requested, provided he would continue to ‘look up’ at Elijah until his departure. Such a profound lesson for us as well, to keep our eyes and hearts set firmly on the Lord no matter what, until he opens the way for us and we may see his kingdom opening up.
After Elijah ascended by means of the chariots, Elisha rends his clothes and again parted the waters with Elijah’s cloak so he could return to Israel (2 Kings 2:1-2, 5-15.) The 50 prophets (another 50 count!) standing by lacked understanding of what happened and responded accordingly by trying to seek Elijah on earth for three days. We can imagine people close to us, having only head-knowledge of our expected departure to do likewise after the rapture.
Before he settled in Samaria, Elisha passed some time on Mount Carmel (fruit season). When the armies of Judah, Israel and Edom, then allied against the Moabite king, were being tortured by drought in the Idumean desert, Elisha consented to intervene. His double prediction regarding relief from drought and victory over the Moabites was fulfilled on the following morning. When a group of adolescent boys from Bethel taunted the prophet for his baldness, Elisha cursed them in the name of God and two female bears came out of the forest and tore forty-two of the boys. We shared how in the heavenly reflection of comet NEOWISE’s trajectory, two celestial bears are adjacent to the river Jordanus.
Elisha became noted in Israel, and for six decades (892–832 BC) he held the office of “prophet in Israel”, performing many miracles reflective of the double outpouring.
Some amongst those who find themselves left behind at the rapture could reflect Elisha’s spiritual walk, and would – in this prophetic scenario – receive a double outpouring of the Spirit, while those ‘standing from afar’ would be woken up into the spiritual reality of not merely the ‘heavens opening up’ and rapture event specifically, but of the spiritual reality of their lives in general after inquiring and recognizing its true nature and impact and, hopefully, be prompted into to gear to draw nigh to the Lord in repentance and get their spiritual houses in order.
NEOWISE’s daily trajectory July 2020
July 21-25 NEOWISE highlighting the Lion’s Whelp (Leo Minor, part of Jordanus as well) correlating to the opening of the seals by the mature Lion at the Summer Solstice (in ancient times in Cancer, as noted below)
July 29 | Comet NEOWISE (traversing from right to left) crosses the celestial river Jordanus a second time, now behind Ursa Major
July 29th | NEOWISE crosses the Alpha-Omega point in between Virgo and Leo that day (marked by the green line)
July 31st | Comet NEOWISE enters Coma Berenices on the last day of its expected naked eye visibility | Comets Panstarrs, Makemake (codename easterbunny, noted due to enemy ‘white rabbit’ signaling) and Lemmon (visible with binoculars only) are there too
Comet Lemmon arrives at Alpha Coma Berenices the Diadem Star (also known as Atara, the Crown) in Coma Berenices a bit earlier, namely on July 28th. It denotes the AC’s unholy trinity trajectory, marking a potential second wave of the Covid 19 timeline and the crown of life as shared in the previous article.
July 30th | Day portion 9th of Av | The Sun will rise at the Beehive star cluster (M44, ‘Praesepe’ meaning ‘multitude’ or ‘offspring’) in Cancer | Summer wheat in the barn | Samson’s wedding | Pentecost fully come
The scene reflects both the gathering unto Shiloh from Genesis 49:10 (people or sheep gathered in the fold or holding, the traveller’s inn unto the Lord) as well as the Revelation 4 throne room scene with the bride present (John) witnessing Jesus (Sun/Bridegroom) surrounded by 24 elders reflected by the 24 main stars of Praesepe, the Beehive cluster. Praesepe means ‘manger’ and directs our attention to where Jesus was laid after birth when the shepherds found him.
There en then, the ‘summer wheat’ or the people’s first fruit wheat harvest, is found ‘in the proverbial barn’ at the time of the harvesting and bottling of the ‘new wine’ the Acts 2 disciples were accused of being drunk on. At Pentecost two leavened (glory filled) wheat loaves (gentile and Jewish believers) are waved in the air as an offering, represented by the 24 stars in Praesepe, proposedly representing 12 disciples and 12 tribes and ‘time being up’.
This gathering picture is also related to the account of Samson, forming both a type of Jesus or the Sun at the Summer Solstice and associated with the riddle of finding a beehive and honey in the lion’s carcass (an astronomical explanation is detailed here on page 259-260). The Beehive cluster is also related to Deborah (meaning ‘Bee’), the Biblical prophetess and judge, as noted in the linked article.
The scene also resonates with ‘the day of Pentecost being fully come’ as the disciples who had followed the Lord’s instructions, were gathered and waiting in Jerusalem (remember: Cancer, astronomically is the ancient location of the Summer Solstice reflective of the heavenly Jerusalem and in the Scriptures it is the gathering place of the Lord’s people, his sheep into their ‘holding place’) with one accord, the Sun reflecting ‘power from on high’.
Pentecost ‘fully come’ tied to the Summer Solstice
That Pentecost fully come is indeed tied to the Summer Solstice and the progression of time until its fulfillment, correlating to the fulness of a ship (the constellation Argo, the ship steered by the Lord carrying the pilgrims, the closely knit and completed company of travelers into Cancer, the ‘resting place for pilgrims’ and ‘travelers inn’), can be found in the root words (‘sumpléróo’, based on ‘sun’ and ‘pléróo’) per Strong’s as noted below. I believe we can argue that Pentecost correlates to the Sun’s arrival in Cancer indicating both a fulness of time and the fulness of the gentile bride gathered there by following the Lord.
“The ransomed of the LORD shall return
And come to Zion [Summer Solstice] with songs,
And everlasting joy upon their heads;
They shall obtain joy and gladness,
And sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”
The Sun’s ETA at the Beehive in Cancer
July 30th | Sun rising at the three O’clock position (Jerusalem time) at Praesepe (manger), the Beehive cluster in Cancer
July 31st | As NEOWISE enters Coma Berenices to ‘visit’ the mother and ‘Man Child’, the Sun arrives at Asellus Australis (Southern Ass) in Cancer where a picture of the Lord and two donkeys appears, like at the time of his triumphal entry into Jerusalem and reminiscent of Genesis 49:11. It is a picture of the cattle fold, where the ‘heavy laden’ (like donkeys) are invited to take rest and be nourished.
The people gathered unto Shiloh until He (the Bridegroom) comes
Genesis 49: 10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him [shall] the gathering of the people [be]. 11Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine,and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
Matthew 11 | Place and time of rest for the weary
25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. 26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. 27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and [he] to whomsoever the Son will reveal [him]. 28 Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light.
July 31st | Sun arrives at Asellus Australis (southern ass), in the centre of Cancer
Courtesy Informed Christians
1 Chronicles 12:32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.
Joseph Seiss: “Issachar means recompense. His jewel representative is Pitdah reward. Jacob speaks of him as a strong ass resting between the burdens of treasure. He sees his resting-place that it is good, Moses describes him as rejoicing in his tents, to whose mountains the people come with sacrifices of righteousness, and to suck the abundance of the seas and the yet hidden treasures on the shore. All these presentations answer throughout to Cancer.”
The men of Issachar understood public affairs, the temper of the nation, and the tendencies of the present events. And they showed their (peaceful) wisdom. By their attributes they became leaders of their nation.
Issachar is also related to ‘new wine’ and the summer wheat harvest | Source
Chapter III Witness in the Stars | E.W. Bullinger
The Sign Cancer (The Crab) | Messiah’s redeemed possession held fast
“With regard to the sign of CANCER, one thing is certain, that we have not got the original picture, or anything like it. It does not agree with the names either of its three constellations which have come down to us, or of its stars. In the ancient Denderah Zodiac it is represented as a Scarabaeus, or sacred beetle. In the Zodiac of Esneh and in Hindu Zodiac (400 BC) it is the same. The Scarabaeus, passing its early existence as a worm of the earth, and thence issuing as a winged denizen of heaven, was held sacred by the Egyptians as an emblem of the resurrection of the body. According to the Greeks, Jupiter placed this Crab amongst the signs of the Zodiac. In Sir William Jones’s Oriental Zodiac we meet with a crab, and an Egyptian Zodiac found at Rome bears also the crab in this sign. The more ancient Egyptians placed Hermanubis, or Hermes, with the head of an ibis or hawk, as the symbol of the sign now allotted to CANCER.
The Denderah name is Klaria, or the cattle-folds, and in this name we have the key to the meaning of the sign, and to the subject of this chapter. The Arabic name is Al Sartan, which means who holds or binds, and may be from the Hebrew to bind together (Genesis 49:11). There is no ancient Hebrew word known for the crab. It was classed with many other unclean creatues, and would be included in the general term “vermin.”
The Syriac, Sartano, means the same. The Greek name is Karkinos, which means holding or encircling, as does the Latin, Cancer, and hence is applied to the crab. In the word Khan, we have the traveller’s rest or inn; while Ker or Cer is the Arabic for encircling. The ancient Akkadian name of the month is Su-kul-na the seizer or possessor of seed.
The sign contains 83 stars, one of which is of the 3rd magnitude, and seven are of the 4th magnitude, and the remainder of inferior magnitudes. In the centre of the Sign there is a remarkably bright cluster of stars, so bright that they can be sometimes seen with the naked eye. It looks like a comet, and is made up of a great multitude of stars. Modern astronomers have called it the Beehive. But its ancient name has come down to us as Praesepe, which means a multitude, offspring. The brightest star, z (in the tail), is called Tegmine, holding. The star a …., in the lower large claw, is called Acubene, which, in Hebrew and Arabic, means the sheltering or hiding-place. Another is named Ma’alaph (Arabic), assembled thousands; Al Himarein (Arabic), the North and south of the nebula Praesepe are two stars, which Orientalists speak of by a name evidently of some antiquity. Asellus means an Ass, and one was called Asellus Boreas, the northern Ass; while the other, Asellus Australis, is the southern Ass.
The Ass was the emblem of Typhon, the king who smites or is smitten. This connects it with the Tribe of Issachar, who is said to have borne upon the Tribal standard the sign of two asses.This is doubtless the reference in Jacob’s blessing (Gen 49:11):
“Issachar is a strong ass, Couching down between the sheepfolds; And he saw a resting-place that it was good; And the land that it was pleasant; And he bowed his shoulder to bear, And became a servant under task work.” Have we not here the gathering up of the teaching of this sign— Messiah’s redeemed possessions held fast. Here we come to the completion of His work. In CANCER we see it with reference to His redeemed, and in the next (the last) Sign, LEO, with reference to His enemies. The three constellations develop the truth. What is now called Ursa Minor is the Lesser Flock; Ursa Major gives us The Sheepfold and the Sheep; while Argo, The Ship, shows the travellers and the pilgrims brought safely home–all conflict over. To accomplish this, we see the true Issachar bowing his shoulder to bear. He could say, “My soul is bowed down” (Psa 57:6). He became a servant, and humbled Himself to death. He undertook the mighty task of saving His people from their sins. “Their Redeemer is strong” (Jer 50:34); for help was laid on “One that was mighty” (Psa 89:19). And His redeemed shall come to a resting-place that is good, and to a land that is pleasant. No earthly Khan on earth affords them a home. They look for a heavenly home, and in the many mansions of the Father’s house they shall find eternal rest. Here we see that sheltering home to which the names of these stars point; where the assembled thousands (Ma’alaph) shall be received into the true Klaria, even the “everlasting habitations.”
The constellation of Cancer was the Summer Solstice location in ancient days, the Northern Gate (door) of the Sun, the Sun/Son’s home and the end of his redemptive work. We know, from our previous article, the Summer Solstice was the place of the Lord’s rest or ‘standing still’ visually (from our earthly vantage point) in his heavenly abode for three days after which he comes down ‘to both judge and rescue’, symbolized in Taurus. Again, we are reminded of ‘summer being nigh, even at the doors’, the Summer Solstice denoting the open door and Cancer likely being the celestial location and timing we are supposed to watch as we adopt the perspective of the Lord and his disciples then.
Wow! The flight to Egypt taking place from the Summer Solstice, means the magi found them beforehand. This is the picture of NEOWISE and Coma Bernices, the mother and the young child held up, found by the wise.
Matthew 2:11And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. 13And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: 15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.
As it was in Jesus’ days ……
July 20th the Sun is at the location in Cancer mirroring the start of the Summer Solstice in 30 AD (June 24th per Torah Calendar). The Summer Solstice lasts for three days after which the Sun comes down to judge and save as detailed in the previous article.
The Sun stands over Cancer’s star Tegmine July 24 (Latin for ‘covering’), associated with Strong’s 2934 ‘hide, conceal’ often referring to a net, snare or trap from an enemy.
Cancer’s ancient shape | Source
The original name of this constellation (Naveh) is found in the Bible, like in the following verses (Strongs 5119, Naveh)
- Isaiah 65:10 | And Sharon shall be a fold (Naveh) of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for My people that have sought Me.
- Job 5:24 | And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation (Naveh), and shalt not sin.
- Ezekiel 34:14-15 | I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold (Naveh) be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. I will feed My flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith Yahweh GOD.
- Psalm 27:4 | One thing have I desired of Yahweh. That will I seek after. That I may dwell in the House of Yahweh (His House is symbolized in the stars as Naveh) all the days of my life (ultimately this is Eternity)…
Praesepe (M44 Beehive) contains 24 stars (as does Ursa Minor, the minor sheepfold) | Upon the Sun’s visitation, a throne room scene emerges (Revelation 4:1)
The shepherd was ‘the way’ and ‘the door’ (or gate) to the fold, leading them (not driving them) to their pasture and keeping them safe within
To Freemasons, Cancer forms the capstone or ‘missing keystone‘ of their arch. Symbolically, the stone is the last placed, completing the arch created by the pillars Jachim and Boaz, pointing to DNA. It is analogous to coagulation in the alchemical process, an emblem of completion. Astronomically, the keystone represents the summer solstice, the sun entering the sign of Cancer at its highest point in the northern sky, its arch, as depicted below. The enemy appears to know it is related to glory coming down in Cancer to ‘fill the temple’, known as the celestial northern gate. In some depictions Sirius is blazing underneath, currently in its heliacal rise (first rise before the Sun, pointing to the ‘Dog Days of Summer, the hottest days or the year). In others we see a beehive, indicative of the Beehive cluster.
Torah Calendar | End of the month of Tammuz and expected start of the month of Av (depending on sighting of the new Moon’s first sliver)
Biblical history of the 5th month, the month of Av | New wine festival | Elijah taken to heaven after crossing the Jordan | Benjamin tribal ‘snatch of the maidens’ from the vineyards of Shiloh (Source: Torah Tots unless otherwise mentioned).
This is the only month which is not named in the Bible. It is a summer month of 30 days. Av usually occurs in July–August on the Gregorian calendar. The name Av literally means “father.” It derives from the root which means “to will” or “to desire.” It is customary to add the name “Menachem,” which means “comforter” or “consoler”—so Menachem Av. The month is associated with the tribe of Simeon (associated with ‘hearing’ …. ‘he that hath an ear’) directing our attention to the Lord’s call to the churches in his letters in Revelation to both hear and heed his words.
The first nine days of the month of Av, known as the Nine Days, is a period of time established by Jewish rabbis to mourn the destruction of the two Jewish temples, lacking discernment those are only shadows pointing to the fact it was the body or temple of the Lord himself that had in fact been destroyed.
The month of Av also marks the beginning of the vintage pruning and grape harvest (per Gezer calendar). The importance of grapes is illustrated by the fact that the set apart believers named the Essenes had an (atonement of the) new wine festival (Av 3, July 23-24 2020). We recall how ‘new wine’ was tied to the day of Pentecost ‘fully come’ at the time of the summer wheat harvest in Acts 2. The new wine festival came 50 days or seven weeks after Pentecost. Until new wine was offered, no one could drink any of the new juice (Temple Scroll, columns 19-21) Source.
Since Shavout is the feast foreshadowing that the bride is liberated from this world, 50 days (liberation) can be added from Shavout. Genesis 41:32 can be applied for this theory of additional 50 days: ‘And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.’
The month of Av is also the month when Elijah was taken up (Av 10, July 18-19 then and 30-31st July this year).
In the month of Av (Av 15th, August 4-5) we also commemorate the tribe of Benjamin taking the daughters of Shiloh as their brides, dancing at the ‘annual festival of the Lord’ in the vineyards (Judges 21:16-24) as permitted. Shiloh is the place where the Tabernacle of Moses was set up in Joshua 18:1. It was still there when the narrative in Judges takes place. The text tells us that the girls are dancing in a vineyard, so the festival is likely to be connected to the grape harvest, thus a link with Pentecost ‘fully come’ may be there and may even be indicated in the phrase ‘an annual feast of the Lord’.
These research notes give insight why the Shiloh brides could be considered the first fruits of the grape harvest.
In this study Shiloh (Genesis 49:10) is associated with the ‘expectations’ or ‘desire’ of the nations, reminiscent of Coma Berenices.
1st of Av in Jewish History
- 1 Av – Rosh Chodesh Av | The 9 Days of Mourning begin.
- 1 Av 1657 – 2104 B.C. | The mountaintops became visible as the flood waters receded (According to R’ Eliezer).
- 1 Av – 1312 B.C. | The Egyptians were afflicted with the second plague, frogs (indicate of unclean spirits)
- 1 Av | ca 1273 B.C. | Death of Aaron | See research notes by Tim Foster on how the death of Aaron (wilderness priestly order) preceded the crossing over into the promised land under Joshua and Caleb, a prophetic type of our departure.
- 1 Av 3414 – 347 B.C. | Ezra (the scribe) and his followers arrived in Jerusalem. Following their long journey from Babylon, Ezra and his entourage arrived in Israel, to be near the newly built second temple. A relatively small group (1,496 men) came together with Ezra, the majority of Jews choosing to remain in Babylon due to the harsh conditions that were then prevailing in Israel. Ezra had to persuade 38 Levitical priests with their 200 servants to come (Proverbs 7:19-20 & Ezra 7:9, 8:32). See research notes.
- 1 Av – 1492 | Columbus set sail for the New World. There is an entry in Columbus’ diary noting the expulsion of Jews from Spain right before he set sail. See 10 Av.
- 1 Av 5703 – August 2, 1943 | The mostly Jewish captives in the Treblinka extermination camp in Poland, located 60 miles northeast of Warsaw, staged an armed revolt.
- 1 Av 5707 – July 18, 1947 | A British ship seized the S.S. Exodus, which was carrying 4,000 Jewish Holocaust survivors to Eretz Yisrael, and forced it to return to Germany: Three “illegal Jewish immigrants” were killed and more than 100 were wounded. The negative public relations which this generated for the British contributed to their final decision to leave the Middle East in 1948.
2 Av in Jewish history
- 2 Av 3830 – 70 C.E | Roman General Titus attacked the walls of the second temple with battering rams.
- 2 Av 5027- July 26, 1267 | Pope Clement IV established the inquisition in Rome.
- 2 Av – 1274 | Pope Gregory X banned blood-ritual charges against the Jews.
- 2 Av – July 18, 1290 | Edward I of England issued the proclamation to expel the Jews. After returning from his Crusade, Edward was deeply in debt. He summoned his knights to impose a steep tax and to make the tax more palatable, he offered to expel all the Jews. The heavy tax legislation was passed, and the widely popular expulsion order which was issued, met with little resistance, and was quickly carried out. This proclamation was not reversed until 1656.
3 Av in Jewish history | Essenes’ new wine festival
4 Av in Jewish history
- 4 Av 3314 – 447 BC | The silver and gold that Ezra and his followers brought along to build the second temple was weighed. See research notes.
- 4 Av 3317 – 444 BC | The prophet Nechemiah, the leader of the Jewish people who had returned from Galut Bavel, began to repair the destroyed walls around Yerushalayim as recorded in Tanach, in the Book of Nechemiah. Portions of this rebuilt wall can still be seen today. The repair process took 52 days, and was completed on the 25th of Elul. This was a first stage in the restoration of the Jewish capital, crowned by the construction of the Second Beit HaMikdash a few years later. See detailed below. Note the repair started with the Lion’s or Sheep Gate which is prophetically significant.
- Issachar was named by Leah (Jubilees 28:22). Naming usually happened on the day of circumcision, 8 days after birth. It meant the beginning of life. Interesting as we awaiting the circumcision of our flesh before being birthed into the heavenly realm.
7 Av in Jewish history
- 7 Av 586 BC | First Temple was invaded by King Nebuchadnezzar after nearly a month of fierce fighting.
- 7 Av 67 AD | Civil war breaks out in besieged Jerusalem; one group set fire to the city’s food stores, which is said to have quickened starvation.
- 7 Av 1492 | Jews of Spain expelled by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.
8 Av in Jewish history
8 Av 2448 – 1313 B.C. | The 10 spies returned from their 40-day tour of the promised land. See 9 Av. The spies, who were dispatched 40 days earlier by Moshe to tour the Promised Land (Eretz Yisroel), returned to Israel’s encampment in the desert, bearing a huge cluster of grapes and other lush fruits. Even as they praised the land’s fertility, they terrified Klal Yisroel / the people with tales of mighty giant warriors dwelling there and asserted that the land was unconquerable.
8 Av – 67 C.E. | Civil War in Yerushalayim. Fighting breaks out inside the besieged city of Yerushalayim between Jewish factions divided on the question of whether or not to fight the Roman armies encircling the city from without. One group sets fire to the city’s considerable food stores, consigning its population to starvation until the fall of Yerushalayim three years later.
9 Av in Jewish history | Tisha b’Av
- 9 Av 2488 – 1313 BC | The Dor Hamidbar (the generation of Jews who came out of Egypt under Moses’ leadership 16 months earlier) was condemned to die in the desert. Approx. 15,000 adult Jewish males died each year on Tisha b’Av.
- 9 Av 586 BC and 70 AD | Holy Temples destroyed by the Babylonians and Romans respectively | See research research notes, also covering the feast of future reintegration (being remembered) of those set apart and stepping out ‘by faith’. Another set of research notes on the final days of bridal preparation from 9th Av -15th Av, the spiritual application of a scarcity of oil prior to the oil harvest and a reminder of Jupiter being struck on the 9th of Av (July 16th 1994)
- 9 Av 133 AD | Fall of Betar to the Romans, ending Bar Kochba’s rebellion.
- 9 Av 1215 AD| The Fourth Lateran Council of 1215 arranged by Pope Innocent III imposed distinctive clothing on Jews – a piece of saffron-colored fabric in the shape of the two tablets of the law (luchot). It was the first time it was done in Europe.
- 9 Av 5050 – July 18, 1290 | King Edward I expelled the Jews (approx 4,000) from England, marking the first ever national expulsion of Jews.
- 9 Av 1290 AD | Jews are expelled from England by King Edward I and not permitted to legally return for 350 years.
10th of Av in Jewish history
- 10 Av | Issachar, son of Jacob, was born to Leah (1443 / 2319 B.C.), and later died on the same date (1565 – 2196 B.C.), per Torah Tots. Ties in with the Sun’s position in Cancer (updated July 31st)
- 10 Av 3335 – 426 B.C. | Ezekiel delivered a prophecy to the Jewish elders and awakened the people of Israel to Teshuvah (repentance).
- 10 Av 386 BC | Elijah went to heaven (per Torah Tots)
- 10 Av 70 AD | The Holy Temple, set on fire the previous day, finishes burning. For this reason, some of the mourning practices of the “Nine Days” are observed through the morning hours of 10 Av.
- 10 Av 1994 | AMIA Bombing in Buenos Aires, Argentina – the deadliest attack in Jewish diaspora since the Holocaust.
- 10 Av 2005 | Gaza disengagement begins
August 2-3 2020 | Av 13 | Celestial events and prophetic patterns
These research notes give insight why this could be related to the Sign of Jonah, the Song of Songs and Matthew 24
August 3 | Mercury (picture of the chief speaker/Paul and a thief in Roman thought) will conjunct with astroid Vesta (threshold, fire of the magi, associated with bride seizing as detailed in the previous article) in Gemini, just before Mercury enters Cancer August 4th where the sheep have already found rest.
In Acts 21 we read how Paul, the chief speaker also named Mercury in Scripture, arrived in Jerusalem after Pentecost with the ‘elders’ and ‘multitude’ still gathered there, as well as opposed Jewish non-believers.
The 24 stars in Praesepe are potentially indicative of the elders and the total of 83 stars indicative of the multitude. Potentially, astroid Lucifer represents a predator (the spiritual enemy) near the sheepfold. Whereas it’s a knowable celestial body through celestial software, it is not visible to the naked eye, thus as a sign it holds less value.
Mercury and Vesta in Gemini
Comet NEOWISE will still be in Coma Berenices, approaching Alpha Coma Berenices the Diadem Star (also known as Atara, the Crown) to arrive there August 5-6, but it will no longer be visual without visual aid or with binoculars (see graph earlier in the article).
NEOWISE in Coma, approaching the Diadem/crown star
15th of Av in Jewish History | 4-5 August 2020 | Forgiveness regarding the sin of not believing the spies | Shiloh maiden snatch (rapture picture) | End of the year for planting | Ban on intertribal marriage was lifted | Day of the axe | Obama’s birthday | Cornerstone Statue of Liberty
Updated July 26th | H/T analysis Renee Moses on Av 15th
- Av 15 Tu B’Av | The Jews, while wandering in the desert, were commanded by Moses to sleep in their graves as punishment for not believing the spies who were sent to scout out the promised land. The Jews who slept in their graves each year would arise from their graves and discover that 15,000 of the older generation had died in the night. This continued to happen until all of the older generation had died off. Tu B’Av was celebrated because they knew that at long last they were freed from the curse of the grave (literally came up from their graves) and free to enter the promised land under the leadership of Joshua. Tu B’Av is the day of forgiveness for the sin of the spies as Yom Kippur was the day of forgiveness for the sin of the golden calf. Thus it is tied to full redemption and entry into the promised land, symbolizing their pre-ordained inheritance.
- Av 15 | Snatch of the maidens in Shiloh | Dancing in the vineyards of Shiloh | Numbers 21:21 | The women dancing strongly resonates with Matthew 24:38 as well as Song of Solomon 7:1-5 and 6:13, which seem to point to the dancing of the Bride, again a parallel to the fact that the virgins would dance in the fields on Tu B’Av. Shiloh also refers to Jesus in Genesis 49:10 (H/T Lisa Taylor). Tu b’Av is the 15th of Av. Samekh is the 15th letter in the Hebrew alphabet. It is written as a circle resembling the dance of the maidens on Tu b’Av (H/T Bruce Baber). The dance of the virgins is also noted in Jeremiah 31:13.
- Av 15 | Ban on intertribal marriage was lifted (resonating with Ruth and Boaz) | See research notes.
- Av 15 | The Day of the Breaking of the Ax – when the Holy Temple existed, the cutting of firewood for the altar was completed on this date every year. The event was celebrated by feasting, rejoicing, and the ceremonial breaking of the axes. It could prophetically be interpreted as the preparation of the sacrificial alter (the world) for its trial or judgment by fire, the tribulation. Prophetically, this ties with Luke 17:26-29 and Av 15th being the last day yearly for building, planting, marrying, buying and selling. Luke 17:26 “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 “It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29 But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. These research notes provide more insight as to why Tu B’Av marked the end of the year for planting, the end of sorrow and prophetically forms a picture of the marriage of the Lamb.
- Av 15 | Jeroboam’s roadblocks were removed (574 BC)
Upon the division of the Holy Land into two kingdoms following the death of King Solomon in the year 2964 from creation (797 BC), Jeroboam ben Nebat, ruler of the breakaway Northern Kingdom of Israel, set up roadblocks to prevent his citizens from making the thrice-yearly pilgrimage to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, capital of the Southern Kingdom of Judea. These were finally removed more than 200 years later by Hosea ben Eilah, the last king of the Northern Kingdom, on Av 15, 3187 (574 BC).
- Av 15 | The last trumpet of the year before the Feast of Trumpets was blown.
- A ‘red thread’ in Tu B’Av’s tapestry is the reintegration of those set apart and willing to go out, by faith. Rav Reiss notes that in each of these cases, there is an element of reintegration of some group within the whole of the People of Israel and with the Father, recreating the unity that lies at the core of our nationhood. The group is first set apart and then, after trials and tribulation (judgement too) is reintegrated when they repent, turn, become obedient and step out ‘by faith’. Roadblocks are removed and reunification with the Lord, private unions and prior fellowship are restored (Source).
- The context of Tu B’Av is the month of the Father | Av | Making arrangements for a wedding | High point in the calendar (like a mountain and the Summer Solstice) | In ancient times, the father selected a bride for his son. It was the father’s will, or desire. If the rapture occurs in the month of Av, this would be especially appropriate as “Av” means father and derives from “will” or “desire”, Jesus being the Desire of Ages and both NEOWISE and the Sun in Cancer at the manger pointing to Him at this time.
- Oil scarcity in August | One more timely motif concerns olive oil. The olive harvest for Israel would have been after the months of Av, Elul, and Tishri. The summer months would be months of dwindling supplies of olive oil for cooking, lamps, or whatever. Increasingly limited. Scarce. More valuable. The olive oil in the small clay lamps lit the way to the wedding canopy (Chuppah) during the nocturnal hours. In the wedding parable, the cry goes out at midnight. “Behold, the bridegroom comes.” When would the preparation for possession of enough olive oil for the lamps be really vital? Olive oil for the lamps would be MOST PRECIOUS in the months when it was LEAST AVAILABLE for sale by the merchants! The merchants had little to sell or none, increasingly, during the 3 Summer months before the next annual olive harvest for Israel began in Cheshvan. H/T Jean Stepnowski
- Watchmen built their tabernacles in the vineyard at this time to guard and shelter the grape harvest, a wedding picture as the bride is reflected in the tender grapes.
In Isaiah 1:8, the Hebrew word for “cottage” is “cukkah” (or “sukkah”): “And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.” Isaiah 1:8. It is the same word that used to describe the tabernacles or booths used during the Feast of Tabernacles. It is also the same word used in Jonah 4:5: “So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the city.”…. As Christians, we are now the husbandmen of the Lord’s vineyard. Someday, we will present him with a harvest of fruits “in their seasons.” We are also to be watchmen in tabernacles and watchtowers Source.
“Woe is me! For I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grape-gleanings of the vintage; there is no cluster to eat: my soul desired the firstripe fruit. The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net. That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up. The best of them is as a brier: the most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watchmen and thy visitation cometh; now shall be their perplexity.” Micah 7:1-4.
“Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” Luke 21:36.
The Central Bull’s Eye Blood Moon of July 27th 2018 over Jerusalem took place on Tu B’Av on Israel’s calendar
The central Bull’s Eye Blood Moon (July 27th 2018) stood directly over Jerusalem on Tu B’Av (Av 15) on their calendar (whereas it was Av 14 on Torah Calendar). In the heavens it took place exactly at the section in Capricorn where a sacrificial goat would be cut. It was part of a Triad that occurred on Tu B-Av, the Valentine’s Day equivalent in Israel. What is significant about this Blood Moon is that it is the centerpiece. Specifically, this center Blood Moon is very special in that it is called a ‘Central Bull’s Eye’ eclipse. This is when the shadow of the Moon cast on the Earth is nearly dead center in terms of its path across the Earth (H/T Luis Vega).
August 4-5 and Tu B’Av enemy signaling/significance:
- Aug 4 | Obama’s (alleged) birthday. It is 44 days from Summer Solstice to 8/4. 44 means Death and Destruction, and BHO was the 44th President. 8/4 is the 216th day of year, or 6x6x6.
- Aug 5 1884 | Laying of the cornerstone of the Statue of Liberty
- The US Flag ‘fell’ on the ground from the display rod on 8/4 during 2012 London Olympics.
- Tu B’Av is also the day when the Jewish sages say their messiah will reveal himself to his people. We know they will deceived by the antichrist posing as Jesus first.”Relative to all other souls of Israel, the soul of Mashiach, who comes to redeem Israel from her state of (spiritual as well as physical) exile, is like a groom to his bride. After his birth on the 9th of Av he reveals himself to his bride and betroths her on the 15th of Av.” (Source). Talmudic Jews (Schneerson) point to the wedding to their false messiah.
- Hebcal design | The Hebrew calendar (not in line with Scripture) is so arranged that Tisha B’Av (9th of Av) occurs on the same day of the week as does the first day of Pesach. The Rema states in O.C. 476 that the egg and saltwater at the Pesach Seder are reminders of the mourning and tears of Tisha B’Av. Thus, if Tisha B’Av is connected to the first day of Pesach, then Tu B’Av is like the 7th day of Pesach, the day of the Splitting of the Reed Sea, a type of crossing over into the promised land. The Zohar (rabbinical, not Scriptural) states that on the first day of Pesach, G-d chose Israel as His mate, corresponding to EIRUSIN (BETROTHAL), and on the 7th day of Pesach at the Sea of Reeds was the NISUIN (MARRIAGE) of G-d and Israel. As Rav Tzadok Hacohen stated, Tu B’Av, the 7th day after Tisha B’Av, corresponds to the 7th day of Pesach, the day G-d married Israel. In light of the Zohar’s teaching, Tu B’Av became a most propitious day to choose one’s marriage mate.
The Sun at the ‘hiding place’ in Cancer
NEOWISE at the diadem or crown star in Coma
August 5th 2020 is the exact midpoint of summer between this year’s June solstice and September equinox. The Sun will arrive above Alpha Cancri (Acubene/Acubens) in Cancer. Acubene in Hebrew and Arabic means ‘sheltering’ or ‘hiding place’, a place of safety and security, resonating with Psalm 32:7’s hiding place, confirming we may rest in the Lord’s pavilion in our spiritual chambers.
August 5-6, the Sun ‘coming out of his place’ in Cancer passing the ‘hiding place’ or ‘shelter’
The hiding place also resonates with these verses from Isaiah 26, relaying exactly where we are in prophetic time and astronomically, as the Sun (Bridegroom) is in his ‘place’ or ‘house’ right now (constellation Cancer, the ancient Summer Solstice location, the Father’s house) and will soon come down to rescue and judge.
Note, we may expect some ‘indignation’ passing over as we follow our Bridegroom coming out of his place, the sheepfold in Cancer:
17 Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O LORD. 18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen. 19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. 20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. 21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
In an earthly reflection, the trumpet shaped tropical storm Isaias (storm 9, 9 meaning divine judgement) is progressing towards the ‘great’ sin-apple city as a call of coming judgment upon Babylon’s stronghold, while spiritually the remnant is resting in the Lord’s pavilion, the sheepfold right now, waiting to be lifted up and ‘put on immortality’ and nearing the year’s last blowing of the trumpet on Tu’B’av:
Isaiah 4:6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.
Psalm 27: 4 One [thing] have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. 5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.
1 Corinthians 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality.
This trumpet is known as a ‘war-trumpet’, one that boldly announces God’s victory (the vanquishing of His enemies). The same trumpet is mentioned 1 Thessalonians 4:16, well known for its rapture reference.
Pastor Bob relays to us beautifully how the purpose of the chamber is for privacy, because that is where intimacy between the bride and groom takes place. We shared about the similarities between the watchman’s booth or tabernacle in the vineyard and the “chuppa” or “huppa”, defined as a “chamber, room, canopy, closet, divine protection”, where modern day Jewish weddings often take place. It is culturally understood to be the man’s duty to go away after the betrothal to be with his father, build a house, an apartment, an add-on room, or an addition to the house, and prepare for the eventual wedding. Before the bridegroom departs, he will make a statement to the Bride, we find in John 14:2-3:
John 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you, I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”
As we may hide in a private, inner chamber of the Lord reflected in the Cancer sheepfold, so too will we, the first-fruits of the summer harvest, be hidden in heaven from tribulation to come. These Scriptures indicate such as well:
1 Kings 22:25 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see in the day, when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself.
Psalm 27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
Psalm 31:20: Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
When the Bridegroom comes out of ‘his place’ (as the Sun does at this time), when it is time to call us – the Bride – out of our chamber, then the time has arrived to ‘arise’ and ‘come away’ at the time of Solomon’s ‘ready and tender grapes’ dressed like Joseph’s coat of many colors and reflective of Leah’s soft and ‘tender’ eyes, to be called up to a place of safety, like foretold and promised to the church of Philadelphia in Revelation:
Song of Solomon 2:10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. 11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; 12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; 13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. 14 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely. 15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes. 16 My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
While exiting the sheepfold, we may witness the onset of indignation passing over, like the Israelites in Goshen did before their escape during the Passover, without being the object of the Lord’s judgment.
August 5th | We see a picture of the chief speaker and the thief coming into the cattle fold, as Mercury will enter the constellation Cancer, just having crossed the Vesta astroid during its departure from Gemini (Vesta points to the ‘threshold’, the ‘fire of the magi’ and ‘rapture of the maidens’ as explained in the prior article).
Mercury, the messenger planet and Biblical ‘chief speaker’ (the apostle Paul was named Mercurius in Acts 14:12), also known as the Roman god of ‘trickery and thieves’ is positioned at the astronomical border of Cancer, just having passed astroid Vesta. August 6th Mercury will be at Perihelion (closest to the Sun).
We have another visitor in the cattle fold, an obscured one matching his name:
Astroid Lucifer (not visible, hidden, though knowable) will be at the manger (Praesepe) in Cancer (noting August 4th as Obama’s alleged birthday), potentially signaling a rebirth picture or a birth of the AC into our realm at the time Satan will be cast down.
On the other side of the ecliptic the morning star Venus (visible as a bright morning star) will be at the celestial Silver Gate section at the tip of Taurus’ southern horn (Zeta Tauri, Al Hecka or Tianguan, meaning ‘celestial gate’) and at the club of Orion, highlighting the Lord’s soon coming down to both rescue and judge.
We recall how in the letters to the seven churches the Lord warns and instructs the church of Thyatira (under the spirit of Jezebel) after which he addresses its overcomers and keepers of the Word they will be given the morning star (Revelation 2:28).
Scripture details many more promises to those trusting in the Lord’s overcoming power and overcoming themselves, as they will: eat of the tree of life (Revelation 2:7), not be hurt of the second death (Revelation 2:11), eat of the hidden manna and be given a white stone and a new name (Revelation 2:17), be given power over the nations (Revelation 2:26), be clothed in white raiment, remain in the book of life and be testified of to the Father and his angels (Revelation 3:5), be made a pillar in God’s temple, receive God’s name and that of his city (Revelation 3:12), will be God’s son and inherit all things (Revelation 21:7) and …… sit with the Lord in his throne (we’re reminded the Sun is in the Father’s house in the throne room right now).
Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 22He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Venus (very good visibility as morning star from Jerusalem) in the Celestial Silver Gate section at Tianguan (Zeta Tauri, Tianguan means: celestial gate) August 4-5
Comet NEOWISE at the Diadem or Crown Star in Coma Berenices, August 5-6
Seeing NEOWISE arriving the crown star in Coma Berenices we’re reminded of Isaiah 28, which relates the soon to be executed judgment on the spiritual ‘drunkards of Ephraim’ (USA) and those ‘ruling in Jerusalem’ having made a ‘covenant with death and hell‘, discerning the USA and the rulers of Jerusalem will be judged before other nations while the remnant, those who have received knowledge and understanding, will be kept safe and await to be crowned with the Lord’s glory and adorned with his beauty, while Ephraim’s crown of pride, Liberty’s crown and torch representing Sirius the false morning star, will be trodden under foot:
1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine! 2 Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand.3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet: 4 And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the summer; which when he that looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in his hand he eateth it up. 5 In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people, 6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate. 7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.
Isaiah 62: 1 For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. 2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name. 3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. 4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.
The worldly crown of pride vs the royal diadem | August 5th, the proposed second or ‘real 9/11′ with many precedents of an expected mega ritual, a sequel of the first 9/11
Thoughts on the prophetic implications and applications (please read the Scriptures for yourself and submit the insight below to the Lord in prayer):
NEOWISE’s arrival at the Diadem star may merely foreshadow the pre-judgment and glorious adorning/crowning events to come, but could also point to the actual timing of their initiation. The onset of judgment (hail, storms, floods pertaining to Ephraim and the ‘overflowing scourge’, hail and waters towards the rulers of Jerusalem) synchronizes with the nature and expected timing of the natural and astro-catastrophes alluded to in the ‘overpassing indignation’ we are reminded to be kept hidden from by the Sun’s signaling in the hiding place in Cancer right now.
Though timing may be a trial of faith, prophetic application is less difficult IMO: we are perfectly safe in Christ and may rest in Him safeguarding us and guiding us home. As the pre-judgments and birth pains constitute both signs and confirmation of timing of his coming for us, his remnant, their outworking is predominantly geared towards waking up and beckoning the wayward and lost and warning them of his soon coming more severe judgments should they not.
The Moon, after conjuncting with King Planet Jupiter and Saturn in Sagittarius August 2nd at the celestial Golden Gate will reach its fulness August 3rd and 4th (named Full Sturgeon Moon which is related to the Sign of Jonah, as well as Corn or Wheat Moon) in Capricorn (sacrificial or kid goat, Gedi and the fish springing from it, Romans 5:10-11) and will be in Aquarius, the Water Bearer, August 5th and 6th.
Pagan distortions of Coma Berenices then and now | Distorting, replacing and ‘killing’ the testimony of Jesus
Cor Caroli hijacked by the world elite | Charles’ ‘top dog’ and ‘prince of hearts’ Will I Iam, who is also associated with Leo Minor and Sirius
The company logo of the India based COVID19 vaccine producer Poonawalla Group matches Coma Berenices and the M-shaped asterism (also reflective of the Masonic apron), about to be entered by NEOWISE July 31st. We may recognize a blood red, cattle fold shaped arch around the mother-child (total blue) figure as well, resonating with the constellation Cancer and the letter Chet.
In a dark mirror the satanic elite appear to aim to both ‘pierce and devour’ the Man Child with their ‘sacred cow’ poisons (vaccine means ‘of the cow’) synching with ancient ‘golden calf worship, driving their ‘new ways and wisdom’ into the child, resting in its mother’s lap. Praise the Lord he will soon safeguard children from their nefarious deeds and future plans.
Past research notes on Coma Berenices
2017, September 28 | Cytokinesis and Coma Berenices’ symbol | Solomon’s temple | Tabernacle DNA
2018, August 11 | Comet means ‘long haired star’ in Greek | Samson’s long hair (strength hidden) | Coma, stream or tail | Coma Berenices: hidden behind hair | His tail drew a third of the stars | Is Revelation 8:8 pointing to Hawaii (and the stored chemicals)
2019, May 12 | The Spirit and the Moon bride say COME (Coma) | Israel birthed at midnight 13-14 | What the elite are disguising in ‘Master’ Archie, the hairy son/sun | The Desired Son | It was in all probability the constellation of Coma in which “the Star of Bethlehem” appeared. There was a traditional prophecy, well-known in the East, carefully preserved and handed down, that a new star would appear in this sign when He whom it foretold should be born
2019, August 2 | New Moon at the ‘Desire of all ages’ tomorrow | Camp David signaling | David missing at both new moon banquets | How they hid the Lord underneath classic mythology | Link between Coma Berenices, the ark of Noach and the Husbandman
We have considered these heavens, and, behold, we have found them flaming from end to end, from centre to circumference, with that superlative “glory of God” which shines “in the face of Jesus Christ.” We have taken our stand beneath the shining archway, and looked at the grand procession of the celestial scenery as inscribed by God’s primeval prophets, and have listened to the story as it unfolded; and, lo! it is the same blessed story of the fall and redemption of Jesus and ” the restitution of all things “which we have in the writings of the Prophets and Apostles. Our experience has been akin to that of those on Jordan’s banks, who saw the heavens opened, and beheld the Spirit alighting on the Virgin’s Child, and heard a voice from the depths of eternity saying, ,,This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” On that great Virgin-born our eyes were fixed from the very starting-point. On Him our attention has been kept and riveted at every step of the way through the whole circuit of the skies, with the Ecliptic and across it. And ever sharper, clearer, gladder, and fuller grew the glorious testimony as we advanced, till all the morning stars seemed to resume their ancient songs and all the sons of light their primeval shouts, whilst these far-spanning heavens through all their constellations rang out, “Hosannah!
Haggai 2:7 foretells the glory coming to the new temple after a shaking of the nations, connected to the Desire of Ages coming, thus related to Coma Berenices and reminiscent of the Pentecost outpouring and Elisha’s double blessing. Reference is made to the crowning of Joshua, the high priest as well.
Greater Glory in the New Temple
1 In the seventh [month], in the one and twentieth [day] of the month, came the word of the LORD by the prophet Haggai, saying, 2 Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and to the residue of the people, saying, 3 Who [is] left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? [is it] not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing? 4 Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the LORD, and work: for I [am] with you, saith the LORD of hosts: 5 [According to] the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not. 6 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it [is] a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry [land]; 7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. 8 The silver [is] mine, and the gold [is] mine, saith the LORD of hosts. 9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.
Zechariah Joshua Zerubbabel | Christ as both High Priest and King
Among the remnant of Israel, two special men represented the two great families of the former kingdom. These men were regarded as the “sons of oil” that is to say anointed ones (Zechariah 4:14). God had fulfilled the land/nation promise made to Abraham, whose offspring had become a great and glorious nation. This nation was named Israel, after Jacob the grandson of Abraham. Jacob’s name was changed to Israel. He fathered the twelve tribes from which the nation grew. The nation of Israel arose out of slavery and oppression in Egypt to become rich and victorious. But later it divided, and eventually both divisions fell back into bondage to foreign powers. The Israelites became a scattered remnant. After the rise and fall of Israel, there was a much more important promise, still unfulfilled, which God had made to Abraham. This was the seed or messianic promise. In this promise the remnant of Israel found consolation and hope. Through the prophet Zechariah, God repeated this promise.
13 Behold the man whose name is Branch. From his place he will branch out and he shall build the temple of the Lord. Yes, he shall build the temple of the Lord. He shall bear the glory and shall sit and rule on his throne. So he shall be a priest on his throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.” (Zechariah 6:13).
In association with this promise, Zechariah performed a symbolic act equal in significance to that which Melchizedek had done way back in the time of Abraham: Zechariah put a golden crown on the head of Joshua the high priest.
1 Zerubbabel the Royal and Joshua the Priest
In Zechariah’s time, two special men represented the two great families of the erstwhile kingdom of Israel. These men were regarded as the “sons of oil” or anointed ones (Zechariah 4:14).The first man, Zerubbabel was of the royal household, the family of David of the tribe of Judah. Had the nation remained, Zerubbabel might well have been its king, instead of governor under Darius the Medo-Persian king. Nevertheless, Zerubbabel was able to shepherd his people in a kingly role, and was the ancestor of Christ. The second man, Joshua was of the priestly household, the family of Aaron of the tribe of Levi. Had the temple of Solomon still been standing, Joshua might well have been its high priest. As it was, he was officiating on an altar built amongst the rubble of Jerusalem. Nevertheless, he was able to make atonement for the people’s sins. Joshua (the name in its Greek form is Jesus) was the foreshadower of Christ.
2 Zechariah’s Symbol and Prophecy
Zechariah, at God’s command, made an ornate crown of gold and silver, but it never graced the head of Zerubbabel, the rightful king. Instead this kingly crown was placed on the head of Joshua the priest! Then it was put aside as an ornament for the future temple. The significance of this strange coronation is announced in the prophetic speech which Zechariah made at the time (quoted above). The speech commences, “Behold the man…”The man Zechariah referred to was neither the royal Zerubbabel nor the priestly Joshua, but that Man of the future who would be more special than either Zerubbabel or Joshua. The head of Joshua within the golden crown symbolized that priesthood would be incorporated with kingship. The man of the future, the offspring of Zerubbabel, was in line not only to sit upon the royal throne of David, but also to officiate at the mercy seat in the Holiest. He would be both king and high priest.
3 The Royal Priesthood
You and I would have no problem with this idea of a royal priesthood. It seems to be such a simple and natural thing for the Lord Jesus, that he should not only be our great King, but also our great High Priest. To those who knew the law of Moses, however, our Lord’s royal priesthood raised a real difficulty: the law of Moses would actually prohibit such a thing. Both parents of Jesus were descendants of Judah, David, and Zerubbabel. Since Jesus was so firmly established in the royal lineage, the Jew could accept Jesus as the Lion of Judah, who has right to the scepter and throne of David.
Problem and Solution
But on the other hand, how could the Jew accept Jesus to also be the Lamb, who has the right to carry holy blood through the veil into the Holiest, and stand before the mercy seat? Under the law of Moses, only a son of Levi and Aaron could gain that right of high priesthood, not a son of David albeit Messiah himself. This knotty problem fascinated the writer to the Hebrews in the New Testament, and he reconciles the difficulty for his Jewish brethren by drawing a radical, revolutionary, but necessary inference. His conclusion is found in Hebrews 8:1-2. The tabernacle is now in heaven. Not a tabernacle or temple as such, but the heavenly realities which the earthly structures only symbolized and foreshadowed (Hebrews 8:5,Hebrews 12:22-24). Our High Priest is now enthroned at the Father’s right hand in heaven and he now officiates in the true tabernacle of Heaven (Hebrews 8:1-2, 9:24). There was an earthly priesthood ordained for the earthly tabernacle. Christ was excluded by Mosaic law from that priesthood. So, “if he were on earth he would not be a priest” (Hebrews 8:4). Since he cannot be a priest on earth he must be a priest in heaven, and he must be the mediator of a new and better covenant (Hebrews 9:11-15). How contrary to all this is the doctrine that Jesus will again establish the earthly temple and Mosaic law for a thousand years.”
Zerubbabel and Talitha are linguistically connected as well, expressing the delicate and intricate weaving of the Lord’s prophetic tapestry.
The crowning of Joshua reminds me of the crowned binary stars of Cor Caroli (‘the heart of the king’) and its companion star Chara (‘darling, beloved, dear loved one’), steadfastly reflecting the Lord’s love for us, the crown of his creation and our desire to soon be reunited with him, upon His heavenly crowning. He beckons our senses upwards, at times through Spirit filled artistry.
In this light, please consider Van Gogh’s contemplations of the heavens, like his ‘Starry Night Over the Rhone’, depicting Ursa Major over the Rhone river – currently visited by NEOWISE – two lovers standing underneath …. under a canopy of stars. The beautiful reflections of gas lit lamps underneath, directing our attention upwards to the heavens and connecting the heavenly and earthly spheres.
I pray that this article’s glance into the heavens and reflective artistry offers you consolation and encouragement, a sense of feeling connected with the Lord’s majestic vision, his divine orchestration and timeless stability, as our days – like the lovers of old depicted – are subjected to increasing gaslighting of a dark, nefarious nature. The Lord bless us and help us overcome, to rest in his finished work, be grounded in prophetic time and place and to quiet our minds and hearts. Knowing He has everyone, everything, even time itself in his loving hands.
A ‘Starry Night Over the Rhone’, June 1888.
…. and another starry night, reminiscent of Joseph’s 11 stars with a binary star twirling above a church reaching upward ……..
The Starry Night, June 1889
…. accompanied by the ‘Olive Trees in a Mountainous Landscape’, reminiscent of the Revelation 12 Sign ….
Coming full circle
At the onset of this blog, I wrote about the Lord’s call to us to remain both watchful and prayerful in light of his soon coming and about the role of the Menorah as timekeeper, Jesus representing the Menorah’s central stem as well as the feast of Pentecost. From Vincent’s then featured painting of the Almond Blossoms it appears we’ve come full circle from the almond tree’s first blossoming, celebrated on Tu B’shevat (January 10/11 this year), to its nearing harvest time seven months later as we brace for a coming shaking of the nations to bring its fruit forth (Haggai 2:7).
The almond blossom adorned menorah, in addition to being a time keeper, was also the ‘light bearer’ in the holy place, this writer by the name of Hosea shares. “Each time a priest entered into the holy place, he was reminded of the blossoming almond tree. Yet instead of this ‘tree’ producing the fruit of an almond, the menorah produced the fruit of light. The Righteous Branch said that He is the light of the world. Like the center branch on the menorah, if we are a branch that is grafted into Him, then we shall also produce the fruit of light.”
Like trees planted by the river and Vincent’s lovers traversing by, we’re drawing from his living waters, awaiting our greater infilling with His glorious light.
For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. – Jeremiah 17:8
I’ve shared in writing before how Vincent’s work and letters are amazingly rich in prophetic meaning and how his ‘ear cutting incident’ and alleged suicidal death were inaccurately portrayed. Vincent’s walk with the Lord is known to few and most of his Biblically themed paintings are sheltered from public viewing. His Biblical paintings of The Good Samaritan, The Raising of Lazarus, The Sower, The Sheaf Binder (or harvester) all display Christ-centered themes. In a majestic way he expressed the Lord’s redemptive work and love for his creation in a deep faith walk with the Lord and in close companion with his brother Theo. We enjoy his spiritual and creative fruit not only through his art and letters, but through his actions as well. If you’ve never watched this broadcast on Van Gogh and the gospel, I highly recommend you do.
The current Perseid meteor shower emphasizes the bride Andromeda shortly being unchained by Perseus the breaker to be taken up to the heavenly throne room to become queen Cassiopeia, as explained in this prior article. The Perseids peak August 11-12.
Update video August 8th | Enter into the Sheep Gate
Going Up to Zion | Following the Breaker through the Sheep Gate
Jeremiah 31:13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow. 3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, [saying], Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. 4Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry. 5 Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria: the planters shall plant, and shall eat [them] as common things. 6 For there shall be a day, [that] the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God.
Micah 2:12 I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as the flock in the midst of their fold: they shall make great noise by reason of the multitude of men. 13 The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the Lord on the head of them.
With the way-making Breaker going before the the bride towards the heavenly Jerusalem, a picture of judgment arises as well
Jeremiah 51:20 Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms; 21 And with thee will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with thee will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider 22 With thee also will I break in pieces man and woman; and with thee will I break in pieces old and young; and with thee will I break in pieces the young man and the maid 23 I will also break in pieces with thee the shepherd and his flock; and with thee will I break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break in pieces captains and rulers.
Isaiah 42:13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies. 14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, [and] refrained myself: [now] will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once. 15 I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools. 16 And I will bring the blind by a way [that] they knew not; I will lead them in paths [that] they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
In comes the second breaker, the thief or ‘inn’ breaker
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Matthew 24:43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
Luke 12:39 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
Revelation 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
The heavens declare
We see this picture of the coming Breaker and inn-breaker/thief reflected in one the one hand the Sun’s (Bridegroom) position exiting Cancer adorned by Perseus’ sparkles and on the other hand Mercury, representing both the ‘chief speaker’ (Paul) and ‘thief’ (Roman god of trickery and thieves) entering in. The Moon, conjuncting with Mars above Cetus and below the trodden down fish Pisces confirms a Jonah type signaling to the ‘evil and adulterous generation’ who will find themselves left behind at the first harvest.
Sun in Cancer, having passed Acubens (hiding place) progressing towards Lambda Leonis (Alterf) the open mouth or ‘gate’ of the Lion at tip of the sickle stars of Leo’s torso and head, picturing the entry into the Lion’s or Sheep Gate and the start of the summer wheat and early grape harvest. The Genesis 49 lion is aroused upright.
The Sun exits the modern asterism of Cancer August 10th into Leo (Theskylive.com)
Al Tarf: The ‘lion’s glance’ and ‘the end’!
Revelation 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
Psalm 118: 19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord: 20 This gate of the Lord, into which the righteous shall enter. 21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.
The messenger planet and ‘chief speaker’ Mercury enters the ‘manger’ in the ‘traveller’s inn’ August 8-9 (hidden in the Sun’s glare) resonating with Paul’s ministry and him arriving in Jerusalem after the disciples. But, to those left behind he reflects a Roman deity over ‘trickers and thieves’, an inn-breaker, coming to take the Lord’s jewels.
NEOWISE departs Coma Berenices August 8th and from naked eye visibility
The Sheep Gate / Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem
On the east of the Old City Wall in Jerusalem is the Lion’s Gate which an IDF paratrooper entered to capture the city in 1967. This gate is also known as the St. Stephen’s Gate, because this is where he was martyred, stoned to death 2000 years ago. Biblical history also calls it the Sheep Gate, this is where the sheep were brought in to be washed at the Bethesda pool to then be sold and sacrificed over 3200 years ago. Spiritually speaking this is where the Lamb and Lion lie down together.
The Sheep Gate directly resonates with us, the Lord’s disciples as He describes us as ‘sheep.’ In John 10, Jesus states to Israel that He is the ‘Gate’ and the ‘Lion of the Tribe of Judah’ who leads the ‘sheep’ in and out of the sheep pen, celestially reflected in Cancer. After the Good Shepherd has sought out the ‘Lost Sheep’ and has gathered them first into the sheep pen or cattle fold, he will then lead them into their eternal pasture. He calls them home through the Sheep Gate, to the heavenly throne room.
Christ himself also came in through that gate (except during his triumphal entry) when He was arrested and was led out to be crucified. The Sheep Gate was the place of judgment, and it tells us that He bore the judgment of our sin. It is at this gate that we begin our walk with God towards the heavenly Zion. He is not prepared to meet us anywhere but at the cross which this gate ties to.
The Sheep Gate is reflective of the ‘open door’ set before us to enter both into salvation and – at the end of our race – to enter into the heavenly Zion, to receive the blessings and clothing of salvation whereas before we were spiritually naked to ultimately receiving our clothing of light and his glory, our new wine skins and transformed bodies.
Lift up your heads O ye gates and the King of Glory shall come in Psalm 24
Open doors also relate to answered prayer as we’re instructed to ‘knock and the door will be opened unto us’ (Matthew 7:7-8; Luke 11:9-10). An ‘open door’ also points to authority and opportunity since Jesus, the King, has inherited the “key of David” – all the authority of King David, and more (Revelation 3:7-8). Jesus guaranteed this door would be kept open – Revelation 3:8. Note that it was not because of their strength, that this “door” was opened, but because of their faithfulness to Christ. The King, not the people, opened the door. Interestingly, of all the gates in Nehemiah’s time, the Sheep Gate was the only one unlocked and consecrated.
An open door to heaven enabled John to see the visions and be called up to the throne room (Revelation 4:1), entering the gates of heaven in the Spirit. These can be entered only by those who have clean robes (Revelation 22:14) and to those that ‘keep his Word’ Those who do not belong to God, will never be allowed to enter, as we read in Revelation 21:17 and other verses.
Now, let us watch how in Nehemiah’s days, starting on the fourth day of the month of Av (after Ezra had restored the temple) his reconstruction of the walls of Jerusalem started with the Sheep Gate and the work was finished in 52 days (reflective of 52 weeks in a solar year) on Elul 25.
In the Bible, Nehemiah is represented as a type of the Holy Spirit; his name means ‘comforter’ or ‘consoler’. The Holy Spirit has been sent to bear the burden of the soul, to assist and restore it. It is only through the power of the Holy Spirit (Comforter) that this great work will be completed.
“Be confident in this one thing, that he who has begun a good work in you will keep on performing it until the day of Christ.” Philippians 1:6
The Holy Spirit has come to draw us unto salvation and afterwards to repair, rebuild and restore. The biblical basis for making this analogy can be found in Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 10:11, and 2 Timothy 3:16. Jesus said that He would send us a Comforter. So, Nehemiah is an Old Testament picture of a New Testament truth. Our spirit, reborn through Jesus Christ, is the center of our being, like the temple in the center of the city of Jerusalem. Though the temple was rebuilt, the walls of the city were in shambles. In the same way that Nehemiah helped to rebuild the walls of the city, starting with the Sheep Gate, the Holy Spirit comes to rebuild the human soul to stability, order and dignity. The Sheep Gate was the only gate without locks, which reminds us that the Lord has set before us and open door’ (Revelation 3:8) and he himself is both the door and the doorway (John 10:7-9)
At Nehemiah’s time, Israel had been captured by Babylon. Jerusalem was destroyed, and most of the people were deported. But God promised that Jerusalem and Israel would be restored. The books of Nehemiah and Ezra record how this restoration took place. Upon studying the chapter further, we find that this is more than just an historical account. The destroyed walls and gates of Jerusalem also represent the damage worked in our human personality by the workings of the enemy in our past. Nehemiah came to rebuild the walls because he had a deep love and concern for the people who were living in shame and insecurity. He had God’s promise in the prophecy of Jeremiah that God would restore Jerusalem. Nehemiah is thus seen as a type of the Holy Spirit, who comes to establish God’s will and purpose in our lives. He was assisted by Eliashib, the grandson of Joshua, the high priest contemporary with Zerubbabel.
“Eliashib, the high priest along with the Levite priests rebuilt the Sheep Gate to the Tower of the Hundred and onto the Tower of Hanna’el. Next to the priests, the men of Jericho and Zakur, the son of Imri continued building” (Nehemiah 3:1-2).
After receiving God’s favour (the meaning of the Tower of Hananeel) we must see multiplication (the meaning of the Tower of the Hundred, also referring to the complete count of 100 sheep). We need to be discipled. The men of Jericho and Zaccur, son of Imri represent this process. This is the only gate that was consecrated (set apart as holy) as it was used for the holy purpose of bringing in the sacrifices for the temple.
The Hebrew term “Miphkad” (Nehemiah 3:31) refers to inspection, so the Sheep Gate is not just the first, but also the final gate, a final inspection by the Shepherd himself before being offered up. Today, the Lion’s Gate stands where the Inspection Gate was located. For believers, it could represent the Judgment Seat of Christ – a time when we will be called upon to give an account of our lives and be bestowed rewards (I Corinthians 3:13-15).
What takes place in the Book of Nehemiah is analogous to what the Holy Spirit is ready to do in our lives when we, who have been reborn, are willing to not only have new life
in the Lord, in terms of redemption and forgiveness of sins, but to have it transmitted into our whole being our thoughts, emotions, and character. This process follows the reconstruction of all the gates of Jerusalem which also reflect the signs in the Mazzaroth.
The Book of Nehemiah unfolds a clear picture of the nature and work of the Holy Spirit assisting the believer in rebuilding life’s broken places. Though we as believers in Jesus Christ are spiritually reborn, there is still often damage upon our soul from the past that is carried over. Without the Holy Spirit’s restoration of our human personality, we remain vulnerable to the attack of the adversary upon our intellect and emotions, and our testimony of faith comes under reproach by those who do not see its evidence in our lives.
52 days | Av 4 – Elul 25 | The end of the Holy Spirit’s circuit and Jerusalem’s walls
The special wall of the “city of David” being thus completed in 52 days, the writer finishes the entire account by filling up the small interval between the northeast angle of this fortification and the Sheep Gate (Nehemiah 3:28-32), from which he started, confirming the Lion’s or Sheep Gate is the start and finish of the Holy Spirit’s work in us. They sanctified it closing the process after the priests commenced the work with a formal ceremony of consecration. When the work was completed, there was a solemn dedication of the entire circuit (see Nehemiah 12:27-43). This fifty-two days has great symbolic significance because it points directly to the wall of God that surrounds the true Jerusalem — the one that surrounds the hidden Jerusalem in heaven. That wall, scripture states, is a wall of fire (recall the Pentecost tongues of fire and the refiner’s fire of sanctification). It ties in with grace and it is imparted into each of us the moment we receive the presence of the Holy Spirit.
52 weeks equals one solar year. In biblical terminology, this is called, the year of the LORD’s favor or the acceptable year of the LORD. In astronomical terminology, this would be called the Great Year. It is reflective of the the precession of the equinox through the 12 Zodiac Ages, a period of 26,000 years. The metaphoric Great Year and Year of Yahweh’s favor is the experience of traveling and evolving through the 12 constellation gates and ends where it started. The end is declared from the beginning.
In Hebrew, the numerical value of the word Elohim is 52 by using the gematria in “n”: 1+12+5+10+24=52. The Sheep Gate is where the work of the Holy Spirit starts and finishes. This is also the place leading to where the work of our Lord was finished.
The sheep gate was the place of beginning and ending. This is seen in it being the first and last gate mentioned in the chapter. It speaks of the cross. The place of beginning is Calvary. For it was through the sheep gate the sacrifices were led. The very ones who were to slay the sacrifice for the offerers were the ones to rebuild this gate. Christ became a high priest to perform the office of such in offering the Sacrifice, which was Himself (John 10:17-18, Isaiah 53; John 10:9). Death is the penalty for sin. (Romans 6:23) However, the Sacrifice, the Lord Jesus Christ, brought to God, will atone for our sins!
The twelve gates of Nehemiah, the beginning and end of the Holy Spirit’s work in and through us. Here you can read a more detailed study on what each gate represents
Jerusalem’s Pool of Bethesda remains
John 5 and the unnamed feast | Salvation and transformation at the pool of Bethesda before the Sheep Gate | The relevance of 38 years
In John 5 the first verse speaks of a Jewish feast in Jerusalem where Jesus healed the invalid man with 38 years of sickness at the pool of Bethesda meaning ‘house of olives’ or ‘house of mercy). The 38 years is relevant as it backtracks to both the 38 years the Israelites spent in the wilderness under Moses (Deuteronomy 2:4) after which Joshua (type of Jesus) took over as well as to the revelation of Joseph to his brothers at 38 years old (in the second year of the famine), a foreshadowing of the rapture when the Lord reveals himself to us after our spiritual wilderness wanderings and having crossed over into heaven by his leading. Jesus wept over the city of Jerusalem on Palm Sunday 32 AD because the Jews had missed seeing the appointed time; the destruction of the temple, came 38 years later in 70 AD.*
Jesus attended the unnamed feast incognito and alone and showed the invalid man his sovereign grace. This agrees with him having sent his disciples out on preaching mission from Galilee in the previous chapter. The instant healing proved contrary to Sanhedrin precepts pertaining to Sabbath violation (5:16) and blasphemy (5:18), thus precipitating a conflict with them. The detail of the five porches** (gates) may prove significant as we’re to count fives (pente-cost).
Jesus seeks the invalid man out and the man receives his healing without request or even knowing who is healing him or responding in faith initially. He merely looked up and saw the lamb of God, his redemption, drawing near. He then meets Jesus again in the temple and there his soul is healed also as he gets to know him. He must have leaped and danced like the maidens in the vineyard.
The others present are identified as having little strength (impotent folk), like the state of church of Philadelphia before the Lord’s coming (subjected to irrational rules and many being gaslighted as non-essential in light of Covid19 profiling). If they would only ‘look up’.
It is to this Christ-like church the resurrected Lord revealed himself as the ‘Lion of Judah’ having the ‘key’ to the sheep pen to Mount Zion, to open the door or ‘gate’ set before them to go through. This particular church type is spared the coming wrath of the Lamb after the Rapture takes place because the sheep from the cattlefold (the ekklesia or gathered) have to be evacuated first (Source).
7 To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the KEY of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth. Revelation 3: 7-10
From verse 24 onwards we are reminded by the Lord that the hour is coming and now is …. directing our attention to the prophesy of the dead soon rising and the Lord passing judgment. This resonates with the Sheep Gate location of being inspected before entering into the heavenly Jerusalem.
Then he alludes to John’s light having gone (speaking about him in past tense) and he addresses the people as unbelievers (v. 42). We understand John the Baptist is a type of the bride, a forerunner, like Enoch, and his departure (death) is now being testified of in hindsight.
As John 2:13 speaks of the feast of Passover, John 4 deals with the Summer Solstice meeting of the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s amidst a harvest (as detailed in this previous article), I believe this feast in 5:1 speaks of a Sabbath Pentecost celebration, potentially pointing to Pentecost ‘full come’ as Nehemiah confirms the working of the Holy Spirit starts and ends at the Sheep Gate in accordance with a the heavenly signs***.
We also recall how in John 4:35 the Lord reminds his disciples that ‘it is yet four months’ and the ‘fields are white’ unto harvest. We’ve just seen the fields turn white, as the tribe of Benjamin was restored, adorned with the grooms and maidens of Tu B’Av reflecting their leaps of faith, hope and joy under the Moon’s fulness and light in their circular dancing with summer wheat and tender grapes are ready for the picking.
35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
Fields are white | The tribes of Israel made whole gain and fully integrated in the Tu B’Av vineyard wedding
August 8 enemy Lion’s Gate celebrations
The spiritual enemy is aware is this timing as well (read more details here) Every year on and around the 8th day of the 8th month of the year (August 8th, used in 88 coding), they celebrate an ancient cosmic alignment called “the Lions Gateway”. The Lions Gate has ties to ancient Egypt and for thousands of years has been observed and honored as a culmination of Sirius worship at the time of its heliacal rising (before the Sun). This gateway is marked by an alignment between the Earth and the star Sirius. As the star Sirius rises in the sky, Orions Belt directly aligns with the Pyramid of Giza, and from our perspective on Earth, it appears that Sirius comes closer to the Earth. This alignment is called the Lions Gate, or Lions Gateway because it occurs when the sun enters the astrological sign of Leo (the Lion). Due to the precession of the equinoxes, this alignment has now shifted to later in August. The 88-stargate and time-reset coding in the elite’s predictive programming is related to this Lion’s gate timeframe and also resonates with the ancient Roman worship festival of their sun God (first Sol Indiges, later Sol Invictus).
Four months of Holy Spirit outpouring in his remnant bride
As the Sun (Bridegroom) enters into Leo August 11th four months have passed since this year’s commemoration of the first upper room meeting April 11th, when we recall how Jesus breathed upon the disciples and gave them the power to remit and retain sins in their first upper room gathering on the evening of his resurrection (John 20:19), on the first day of the week (Sunday).
Jesus Appears to the Disciples | Luke 24:36-43; 1 John 1:1-4
19 Then the same day at evening, being the first [day] of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace [be] unto you. 20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them [his] hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. 21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace [be] unto you: as [my] Father hath sent me, even so send I you. 22And when he had said this, he breathed on [them], and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: 23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; [and] whose soever [sins] ye retain, they are retained.
During this first infilling of the Holy Spirit the Lord was in his transformed state after having been offered unto the Father as first fruits. His presence and state frightened them initially. Those present were shown the Lord’s eternal life and received the Holy Spirit and thus Pentecost started in the Lord’s small inner circle to then extend outward. May the work of the Holy Spirit within us, gathered in his earthly hiding place, soon be finalized also, as we follow the Bridegroom into the Lion’s Gate where His work in us both starts and finishes.
Count from the Nissan 18th evening in the Upper Room commemoration (April 11 after sunset) to Av 19 (August 8 after sunset) | If the Lord confirms this pattern we discern a window between August 8 (evening) to August 11 (evening).
Video update August 17th
Stepping up the temple stairs
This update, written just after the Trump brokered a covenant between Israel and the UAE and the Pope’s Chrislam endorsing Abraham Accord this week, covers seven prophetic story lines and accompanying celestials signs, converging this weekend up to the next new Moon.
A summary of topics below:
- Looking for our coming departure, the Sheep Gate storyline continues as the invalid was healed on a Sabbath (7th day pattern) and saved afterward. Subsequent 8th day patterns in Scripture point to circumcision (OT picture of NT circumcision of the heart and shedding of the flesh) and cleansing. Also note how the woman caught in adultery was brought to Jesus on an 8th day, indicating the US harlot’s spiritual judgment could be set in motion in the heavenly court room on an eight day as well. Hosea 5:5-7 relays how the new moon will devour them (the execution of judgment on Ephraim/USA and the rulers of Jerusalem) after ‘treacherous dealings’ and moving of ‘boundary stones’ under the guise of ‘peace and security’ like we’ve seen this week.
- Significant prophetic markers this week: Av 28 commemorates Moses descending Mt. Sinai after the second (of three) 40-day periods and the days of watchman Ezekiel lying in bed for 430 days for the sins of the House of Israel (spiritually pointing to Christians as spiritual Israelites) ending. 29 and 30 Av (August 18-20) are considered the last days of summer weddings. On 30 Av Moses ascended Mt. Sinai for the third time with the stone tablets. He remained on the mountain for 40 days until the 10th of Tishri (Yom Kippur). 30 Av 2489 – 1272 B.C: The 30 day period of mourning for Aaron came to an end.
- In the heavens right now we can witness Abigail’s princes bride rescue and upcoming wedding to David the anointed prince, manifesting in the ongoing Perseids and solar Lion Gate entry.
- The pattern analysis of Pentecost fully come continues towards the expected double wheat bread offering. We can discern connections with the (John 4:35) 4 months passing since the first infilling in the upper room, commemorated on the second week day, the evening of resurrection Sunday.
- The ‘Psalms of Ascent’ count from Psalm 100 to 125 and we see both a connection to the dedication of Nehemiah’s wall (falsely tied to Trump by the spiritually drunken clergy) and the day count in the month of Av on Torah Calendar (Psalm 120 equalling Av 20 and onwards).
- Enoch was taken on a seventh day before the flood. On the eighth day the kings went to search those that followed him, though both Enoch and they had been taken. Functioning as a forerunner bride type, Enoch is embodied in Uranus, stationery in Aries’ head right now, confirming the bride’s submission to and ownership by the Lord. With Revelation as a reversal of Genesis 2 back to 1, the end and our departure are declared from the beginning.
- The wise men’s full circle. From NEOWISE first highlighting the celestial Man Child in Coma Berenices to now – albeit faintly – shining on the Son/Branch coming down in Virgo. NEOWISE lining up with Spica brings to mind the celestial line up on Jesus’ hour of birth on 9/11 3BC when the ‘ear of corn’ (Spica) touched the horizon. This touch-down may hold a clue to both the day and even the hour of the Lord’s coming for us as well.
Sabbath healing at Bethesda
If we look at this weekend for our transformation, in harmony with the Bethesda invalid’s healing account and the 4 months (John 4:35) passing since the Holy Spirit infilling in the first upper room gathering on resurrection Sunday evening, we see that on August 15th the Moon conjuncted with Venus (the morning star promised to overcomers) in the bride portion in Gemini to rise to the groom’s heart August 16th.
…… meanwhile the Sun (Bridegroom) and Mercury (messenger) line up with Leo’s stars Algenubi (tip of the sickle) and Rasalas (the top of the sickle) still in the Lion’s mouth or Lion’Sheep Gate section, just before pairing up with Regulus, the ‘scepter star’ and base of the sickle, denoting the ‘sharp sickle coming from the Lord’s mouth’ to soon be put upon the corn as Leo rises up to rescue his own (the sheep entering his gate from their cattle fold in Cancer) and tread upon his enemy (the serpent Hydra below)
Sickle tip | Algenubi
Sickle top | Rasalas
The seventh and eighth day | The harlot brought before the Lord
In addition to the invalid’s Sabbath healing at Bethesda and his temple salvation afterward foreshadowing our coming transformation, we shared prior how Jesus manifested himself as the ‘Lord of the Sabbath’ on other occasions and the rising contention with the Sanhedrin. The seventh day is also the day the Lord entered into his rest in the creation week (Hebr. 4:9-11). The subsequent 8th day (starting at Sabbath sundown) points to circumcision (shedding of skin and circumcision of the heart), to 8th day additions of festive gatherings as the fulfillment of preparations made and to ‘new beginnings’.
The 8th day is also a time of cleansing. The priests were cleansed on the 8th day for their service to the LORD in the tabernacle (Lev 9:1). Hidden within the 8th day this author discerns the ultimate focus of God’s plan. “God’s plan looks forward to the fulfillment of what the eighth day pictures, which is the eternal reign of God and Jesus Christ, the new heaven and the new earth, with all mankind having the opportunity to be purified and set apart to live forever.”
A fascinating aspect of the Parable of the Ten Virgins is that immediately before the Son of Man comes – all ten virgins including the five wise virgins are sleeping! Only hours before the Bridegroom comes and the bride is ready to go out immediately with her oil filled lamp, the five wise virgins are prompted to arise and will subsequently advise the five foolish virgins to go and buy oil for themselves. Considering the ancient Jewish culture and abiding of the law, a righteous person would not likely have told anyone to go and buy on a Sabbath or a High Sabbath as it would be a sin to act upon such advice. So the Parable of the Ten Virgins seems to indicate that the Son of Man will not come in the midst of a Sabbath.
Also, note the prophetic picture drawn on the 8th day and the pending judgment of the US, the harlot Babylon, as the woman caught in adultery was called before Jesus on the 8th day. We know that only ‘he who is without sin’ can cast the first stone, meaning Jesus himself. We also know judgment begins in the household of God as we witness the treacherous dealership pushing ‘greatness without wisdom’ and furthering the division of God’s land and the apple of his eye, Jerusalem ….. God will not allow it without recompense (Joel 3:1-2, Psalm 122). Its end shall be division and destruction.
Timing wise, Hosea 5:5-7 appears to point to a new moon onset of judgment and sudden destruction upon the US (Ephraim) and Israeli rulers (Judah) after treacherous dealings and removal of spiritual, legal and territorial boundary stones, such as we have seen culminate this week in the Trump brokered ‘peace covenant’. This would be the ‘indignation passing over’ Ephraim and the ‘overflowing scourge’ upon the rulers of Jerusalem we shared earlier in this article. This sinful correlation and subsequently being caught in snare (tribulation) is also found in Exodus 23:31-33. It speaks concerning the ‘indignation passing over Ephraim’ and ‘overflowing scourge’ over the Jerusalem leadership’ we will be kept safe from as shared earlier as well.
I recommend Tim Foster’s study on topic.
Hosea 5 And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity; Judah also shall fall with them. 6 They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the LORD; but they shall not find [him]; he hath withdrawn himself from them.7 They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions.8 Blow ye the cornet in Gibeah, [and] the trumpet in Ramah: cry aloud [at] Bethaven, after thee, O Benjamin.9 Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be. 10 The princes of Judah were like them that remove the bound: [therefore] I will pour out my wrath upon them like water.
Meaning of the phrase ‘now shall a month devour them’
The upcoming new Moon is expected on 30 Av (August 19-20) which coincides with the Sun and Mercury flanking Regulus, the King’s Scepter star and the handle of Leo’s sickle (sickle shaped chest and head stars), while the Moon is at Perihelion (closest to the Sun) and Venus is in between the Gemini bride and groom, confirming the start of the bulk summer wheat harvest and wedding picture.
Prophetic markers Av 28-30:
- 28 Av 2449 – 1312 B.C.: Moses descended Mt Sinai after the second (of three) 40-day periods (Torah Tots)
- 28 Av 3334 – 427 B.C.: The days of Ezekiel lying in bed ended, as detailed in the previous article. His subsequent (prophecy) was on 5 Elul.
- 29 Av and 30 Av are considered the last days of summer weddings. On Elul 1, the 40 day period of introspection and repentance begins until Yom Kippur on Tishri 10. The Days of Awe, Tishri 1-10, are typically days when members of The House of Israel do not marry. More details in the linked notes.
- 30 Av 2449 – 1312 B.C: Moses ascended Mt. Sinai for the third time, taking with him the stone tablets he had carved. He remained on the mountain for 40 days until the 10th of Tishrei (Yom Kippur). (According to some opinions, Moshe Rabbeinu ascended on 1 Elul. (See further in the sefer Dvar Yom Beyomo).
- 30 Av 2489 – 1272 B.C: The 30 day period of mourning for Aaron came to an end.
- David (bride type), was summoned by his older brother (type of Jesus) for a yearly feast in Bethlehem (potentially the summer wheat harvest feast) and thus gone at a particular new Moon and absent from Saul’s table, greatly angering him. See these study notes on topic.
Resurrection Sunday evening infilling | Watch the second day
In Strong’s Greek Concordance 2020 is found in Matthew 28: 1 and it means “to begin to grow in light”. This verse says, “In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to the sepulchre”. Notice how Jesus must have been “raised from the dead” sometime during the Sabbath because HE was not there “as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week (Sunday)”. Remember that Jesus is the LORD of the Sabbath (Matthew 12:18, Mark 2:28 and Luke 6:5). The upper room meeting was the next day (resurrection Sunday after sundown, thus the second day of the week from Sunday sunset to Monday sunset had already started).
Matthew 28 | The Lord’s resurrection
John 20 | Evening Holy Spirit infilling by our transformed Lord, start of the first day of the week and the presumed four months until the finishing of the Holy Spirit’s work in his bride.
Abigail’s rescue and wedding to David | Saddling an ass to Jerusalem
Abigail, a type of the wise bride, intercedes on behalf of her household and foolish husband and seeks peace; she prevents David from shedding innocent blood and prophecies over him, while submitting to his lordship. Note, how her posture reflects the bride (right figure) Gemini cluster
David marries Abigail, the princess bride and wise peacemaker, broken free from her evil and foolish husband Nabal by the Lord, is paired up with the anointed prince David, acting out the narrative of Andromeda and Perseus in Scripture and the heavens right now with the peaking Perseids and solar entry into the Lion’s Gate followed by his faithful followers coming out of the cattle fold (constellation Cancer).
Abigail, the wise bride and type of the church of Philadelphia, moving from her sheepfold on an ass (pointing to Cancer also) unto Jerusalem together with 5 maidens (wise virgins following her) in response to David’s messenger’s (Mercury) extending his request for her hand in marriage.
In 1st Samuel 25:39-42, Abigail (the second of David’s 7 wives) is informed that the anointed prince David (a foreshadowing of King Jesus) wants to take her as his bride after their encounter in the vineyard and him rising up as military ruler, overcoming his enemy. She immediately responds and “rises in haste” with five of her damsels (wise virgins) to “depart” and go to David for the marriage. Compare this with Matthew 25:1-13 where five wise virgins who truly had oil went forth to meet the Bridegroom (Jesus) away from their dwelling place (earth). Before we enter into heaven the Lord (archangel Michael standing up) will overcome our spiritual enemy as well, sweeping heavens clean of Satan and his minions. Interestingly, the name Abigail means “Father’s joy!” and ‘Gift of the Father”, meaning we (the bride) are the joy and gift of the Father to the Son.
Meeting in the vineyard
Pentecost fully come | The pattern analysis and our learning journey continues
Note how there is a pause marked by the semi-colon in verse 16, implying a further counting after the 7 Sabbaths and 50 days leading us to the July 20th signpost and some time passing by before the new meat (new, leavened bread) offering, indicating the raising of the two Pentecost loaves, the dead in Christ and bridal party being raptured.
The people’s first fruits, infilled with God’s glory is the new meat, like Abigail the wise bride is the Holy Spirit filled gift of the Father to his anointed David, typing his Son.
Pentecost fully come | A double raising of Christ’s own
H/T Greg Wilson, text adapted
The temple priests were instructed to take the harvested grain and bake two loaves of bread with leaven (glory filled and modeled as DNA, known as ‘challah bread’). These two loaves would be lifted up and waved in the air to God as the first fruits of the wheat harvest. These two wheat loaves are symbolic of two groups of people, as the spring barley wave sheaf offering was symbolic of Christ’s resurrection. The two loaf wave offering symbolism was not fully represented in the first Pentecostal infilling events. The Holy Spirit was breathed into the disciples in the first upper room gathering and subsequently came down upon the 120, but at that time no infilled believers went up.
We understand that Pentecost has not yet been completed fulfilled, we’re awaiting the ‘fully come’ portion. This should not be a surprise because the apostle Paul tells us that Pentecost is a two-stage redemption transaction. The first installment was and continues to be ‘the earnest deposit of the Holy Spirit’ after salvation. The second and final installment will likely be the redemption of ‘purchased procession’ and transformation of the body. Paul says that we have the “first fruits of the Spirit”, aligning with his writings on the resurrection of righteousness, 1 Corinthians 15. At the final Pentecost, when God harvests “Christ’s own”, He will resurrect the “dead in Christ” and “translate the living in Christ”, both Jew and gentile made one in Him (1 Cor. 1:25, Eph. 2:15 , Gal. 3:28) . I understand these are the two leavened loaves to be raised and caught up in the clouds with Jesus.
Interestingly, the rabbinic name for Shauvot (Pentecost) is Hag ha-Azereth, or Azereth, meaning the “Feast of Conclusion” implying a preceding process. They also refer to Pentecost as Hag ha-Bikurim, meaning the Feast of First Fruits”, implying a subsequent harvest. So, although they changed the Pentecost timing to stress the importance of the OT law giving and excluded the summer wheat harvest debasing believers time wise with regard to Pentecost, the name still leaves us clues leading to the summer wheat harvest.
July 21 as the first day count of the final Pentecost count until the second week day after four months of infilling, 16-17 August
The Psalms of Ascent (120-135)
“The Psalms of Ascent were sung by Hebrew pilgrims on their way up to Jerusalem, and while ascending the steps of the Temple. In the Court area of Solomon’s Temple there was a stairway that had 15 Steps, parallel to the 15 Songs of Ascent. The 15 Steps led upward, from the Court of Men to the Court of Women.” …
Wisdom, she cries out from the high places. Proverbs 8.
O my dove, that’s in the clefts of the rock, in the Secret Places of the Stairs, let me see your countenance, let me hear your voice; for sweet is your voice, and your countenance is comely. Song of Solomon 2:14
“The call or voice in the cleft of the Rock or the secret places of the stairs is the voice of the Bridegroom (Christ) to the Bride (called out ones). The voice of spirit to soul, or the voice of Adam (male) to Eve (female). She has been dwelling in the secret places of the stairs. Adam has blamed Eve from the beginning for getting them evicted from the Garden, losing their light bodies garment, and living in poverty. She’s been afraid to show her face or to speak in various religions, cultures and chauvinistic households.
She is called a dove, symbolic of the Holy Spirit. A dove commits to its mate for life, that’s how our commitment should be to Christ. The soul is committed to the spirit. ”
“The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
According to this source Psalm 122 was the song performed at the ceremony of dedication of the city wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 12,27-43). The text of Psalm 122 displays strong affinities with the ceremony.
The psalm speaks of the great joy the Israelites felt when they made their pilgrimage to worship and give thanks together at the Temple in Jerusalem. It also urges us to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” When we pray for the peace of Jerusalem, we are seeking God’s fulfillment for His city, which includes a future time when there will be complete peace when Messiah is ruling and reigning. This psalm is like a slide show of Jerusalem through the ages. Can you picture the thousands of families going up to ancient Jerusalem with great anticipation? The next scene takes place when they arrive at the city gates, at the house of the Lord. Picture the City of David with walls all around it for protection. It is close and compact like each family and community. Next a scene of the future Jerusalem flashes before us with the thrones of the house of David, established there for judgment.
Psalm 122 | Nehemia’s vs. Trump
During Trump’s inaugural sermon, deceptively entitled: “When God Chooses a Leader,” delivered by conservative pastor Rev. Robert Jeffress, he compared the newly elected president to the Biblical leader Nehemiah who helped rebuild the city of Jerusalem and its walls after the people of Judah had been exiled from the land of Israel.
In essence, Rev. Jeffress said that Nehemiah, much like Trump, was chosen by God to lead, and suffered slander from the “mainstream media,” an economic recession and terrorist attacks. Many fell for this Biblically laced rhetoric snare covering fleshly leadership, failing to discern Trump is merely controlled opposition – albeit brilliantly – acting out a scripted role.
“You see, God is not against building walls,” Rev. Jeffress proclaimed as a not-so-subtle hint that God has endorsed Trump’s plan to build a wall along the Mexican border.”
In essence, Rev. Jeffress said that Nehemiah, much like Trump, was chosen by God to lead, and suffered slander from the “mainstream media,” an economic recession and terrorist attacks.
Herewith, a critical review showing how this sermon was both Biblically inaccurate and divisive. I’d like to add it was an exercise in narcissistic blame shifting as we’ve witnessed the ‘treacherous dealer’ since then not only brokering a wall to imprison his own citizens, but also how his ‘wall around Jerusalem’ is made of darkly inspired ‘bricks of lies and deceit’ as is his fiery ‘space wall’ serving non other than the elite’s new world order. In this previous article I’ve shared how Trump’s Orwellian Pig Rule, readying the farm animals for slaughter, will soon be taken down and replaced with his predeceasing Judas goat finishing the job.
The next step in the journey is Psalm 123, where the author is in a place of increasing scorn and contempt from those around him. His response is to acknowledge God and look to Him for mercy. “Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He has mercy on us” (vv. 1–2).
Psalm 124 | Salvation from sudden destruction
Psalm 124 recounts how God saved His people from destruction in the Exodus. Prophetically, this points to Satan trying to destroy all of the Jews during the Great Tribulation. They are airlifted to a secure location. This reference to finding the true Messiah and subsequently being secured ‘in the wilderness’ is symbolically detailed in Revelation.
Spiritually, we discern how in verse 7 our own (God’s little flock of birds) salvation and subsequent rapture from the ‘tribulation snare’ is implied as well. Time wise this is very fitting, considering the enemy loudly trumpeting ‘peace and security’ this week, forging deceptive covenants as a coming ‘into one accord’ Satanic style.
Escaped, rescued, delivered
Our soul is ESCAPED as a bird out of The Snare of the fowlers: The Snare is Broken, and we are ESCAPED. Psalm 124:7
For as A Snare shall it come on All THEM that dwell on the face of The Whole Earth. Luke 21:35
WATCH ye therefore, and PRAY ALWAYS, that ye may be accounted worthy to ESCAPE all these things that shall come to pass, and To Stand Before The Son of man. Luke 21:35,36
The Fowler’s Snare
Psalm 125 | The Lord surrounds his people as a wall | Peace shall be upon them
The Psalms of Ascent have ended ….. on to new prophetic chapter in Psalm 126 | They that sow in tears shall reap in joy! | His sheaves brought with Him
Literally, coming he comes with a cry of joy, bearing with him his sheaves. He obtains in the end an ample return for all his labors. Gal 6:7-9. Here, O disciple of Jesus, behold an emblem of thy present labour and future reward; the day is coming when thou shalt reap in joy, plentiful shall be thy harvest, and great shall be thy joy in the Lord.
Barnes: “With rejoicing … – Then his tears will be turned to joy. Then the rich harvest will wave before him. Then he will thrust in his sickle and reap. Then he will gather the golden grain, and the wain will groan under the burden, and the sheaves will be carried forth with songs of joy. He will be abundantly rewarded for all his toil; he will see the fruit of his labors; he will be filled with joy. The design of this illustration was, undoubtedly, to cheer the hearts of the exiles in their long and dangerous journey to their native land; it has, however, a wider and more universal application, as being suited to encourage all in their endeavors to secure their own salvation, and to do good in the world – for the effort is often attended with sacrifice, toil, and tears.”
Keil & Delitzsch: “On the ground of the strong faith in Psalm 125:1. and of the confident hope in Psalm 125:3, the petition now arises that Jahve would speedily bestow the earnestly desired blessing of freedom upon the faithful ones, and on the other hand remove the cowardly”…
Psalm 127 | A picture of vanity and judgment unfolds for those outside Christ contrasted by the bridal warriors (fruit & arrows) being the reward of Christ
Mid August 3BC | The former WISE were prompted to seek the Lord | NEOWISE still speaks, now of the Son and Branch coming
The beginning of the magi’s journey to go out and find the Lord, was prompted by the first Bethlehem star in Leo, taking place underneath Leo’s mouth where the Sun is right now.
Venus Jupiter conjunction August 12th 3BC, first morning rising August 13th
Jesus birth 9/11 3BC | When the wheat (Spica) touched the horizon
The moment the wheat (Spica) touches the horizon upon Virgo’s ascent or descent may also be a time clue for our departure. Note how NEOWISE currently resonates with that ‘ear of corn’ as it on the same line in Virgo’s right hand, the ‘branch’ signaling the Son or Branch coming down. Albeit faintly (only visible with binoculars), it still speaks to us.
NEOWISE at the branch in Virgo’s right hand after Sundown | Source Infographics below
Enoch taken on a seventh day | Kings searched on the eighth | Genesis 5:24 and Jasher 3:36 | Genesis 1-2 reversed synchronizes with Revelation
Jasher 3:36 And when the kings returned they caused a census to be taken, in order to know the number of remaining men that went with Enoch; and it was upon the seventh day that Enoch ascended into Heaven in a whirlwind, with horses and chariots of fire.37 And on the eighth day all the kings that had been with Enoch sent to bring back the number of men that were with Enoch, in that place from which he ascended into Heaven. 38 And all those kings went to the place and they found the earth there filled with snow, and upon the snow were large stones of snow, and one said to the other, Come, let us break through the snow and see, perhaps the men that remained with Enoch are dead, and are now under the stones of snow, and they searched but could not find him, for he had ascended into Heaven.
Genesis 2 back to Genesis 1 is the Book of Revelation in reverse | The end told from the beginning | Enoch’s rapture as hinge point
Genesis reversed | The ‘wise bride’ type Enoch taken before Cain’s 7 fold judgment
Uranus embodies Enoch in the heavens
Uranus is stationary exactly on August 15th at Hamal in Aries, the location of the mark of God in the Lamb’s forehead indicating the Enoch type forerunners both belonging and being submitted to God. Uranus rises in the ‘twinkling hours’ of twilight just before midnight right underneath the celestial narration of Perseus and Andromeda.
Uranus: rising in the Lamb’s forehead, right below Perseus and Andromeda
Update August 20 | New Moon goodbye under javelin threat
We find ourselves at a time of profound transitions, of waiting for the Lord in our final step of ascent like Psalm 130 confirms, of longing for heavenly reunions ….. while our feet – like Noah’s dove – may be muddy and our hearts weighed down and pierced by tearful goodbyes and enemy (even friendly) fiery darts. Yet, the joy of the Lord is our strength and he’s faithful to safeguard and guide our steps.
Av 29 and 30 (August 19-20) are considered the last days of summer weddings and after the new Moon sighting (expected Augustus 20, but can also be delayed one day) Elul 1 will start a time of introspection and repentance. We can discern a clear transition of mindset and practices in between these dates.
Prophetic markers Av 29-30 and Elul 1:
- 29 Av and 30 Av are considered the last days of summer weddings. On Elul 1, the 40 day period of introspection and repentance begins until Yom Kippur on Tishri 10. The Days of Awe, Tishri 1-10, are typically days when members of The House of Israel do not marry. More details in the linked notes.
- 30 Av 2449 – 1312 B.C: Moses ascended Mt. Sinai for the third time, taking with him the stone tablets he had carved. He remained on the mountain for 40 days until the 10th of Tishrei (Yom Kippur). (According to some opinions, Moshe Rabbeinu ascended on 1 Elul. (See further in the sefer Dvar Yom Beyomo).
- 30 Av 2489 – 1272 B.C: The 30 day period of mourning for Aaron came to an end (Numbers 20:22-29; compare 33:38-39). The death of Aaron (wilderness priestly order) marked the end of the wilderness journey (38 years) and preceded the crossing over into the promised land under Joshua and Caleb, a prophetic type of our departure. Tim Foster: Eleazer is Aaron’s third son. He is a type of the Lord Jesus as High Priest, but in connection with the land. The number three speaks of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus who rose from the dead on the third day (Mat 16:21; Lk 24:46; 1Cor 15: 3-4; 1Pet 1:21). Eleazer presents the Lord Jesus as High Priest who was dead and now lives. Through His death, He has opened heaven and all the blessings there are to all who are associated with Him. The promised land speaks of this. We’ve also had 3 solar eclipses in 2008, 2009, 2010 all fall on AV1, the day of Aaron’s death.
Prophetic events 1 Elul
- Jonah went to Nineveh and started preaching on Elul 1 for three days; he gave them a 40-day timeframe to repent. The 40th day corresponded to Yom Kippur. Prophetically this also applies to the Lord’s statement that the rapture will be as a sign of Jonah to the ‘wicked and adulterous generation’. See research notes
- Elul 1 Jesus went into the wilderness after his baptism. See research notes
- 1 Elul 2408 – 1353 B.C The Prophet Haggai commands that the rebuilding of the Second Temple continue (520 BCE)
- 1 Elul yearly | New Year for the Tithing Animals H/T LLOT| During the time of the Temple, this was a day on which shepherds determined which of their mature animals were to be tithed. The day coincides with Rosh Chodesh Elul, the New Moon for the month of Elul, exactly one month before Rosh Hashanah. In addition to tithing animals a 10% of the land’s produce (first fruits) was required as well. Prophetically this confirms the timing of the summer wheat harvest and first fruit offerings.
- 1 Elul | From this day until Erev Rosh Hashana, the shofar is blown
- 1 Elul – 1312 B.C. | The Egyptians were punished with the third plague.
- 1 Elul | Start summer fruit and fig harvest month (per Gezer calendar)
This new Moon significance, the expected departure of the bride (in type) in light of the enemy’s first strike against his own offspring, within the context of both a two day new Moon celebration AND a hidden yearly feast is beautifully detailed in the account of David and Jonathan in 1 Samuel 2. Let’s take a look if it speaks to us today……
Jonathan (covenant maker) and David (bride type) at the stone of Ezel (departure) | Their names mean: ‘Jahweh has given the beloved knowledge of the matter’
The enemy’s ‘first strike’ against his own on the second day, the day after the new Moon | David and Jonathan meet again on the third day, at the time and place appointed and according to David’s expectations whereafter they part ways
The new moon introduced the new month that the Israelites celebrated with a two day meal as the Moon could be left unsighted the first day. It was both a religious and a civil holiday (Numbers 10:10; Numbers 28:11-15; cf. 2 Kings 4:23). David would normally have been present at the king’s table since he was one of Saul’s high-ranking military officers. However, David evidently believed that Saul would try to kill him again if he ate with the king (cf. 1 Samuel 18:11; 1 Samuel 19:10-11). He foreknew he would have to depart from the court and the one he trusted (Jonathan) who as of yet lacked discernment concerning the intent of David’s enemy Saul.
David proposes a test (1 Samuel 20:7) to convince Jonathan (not having been given full discernment concerning his father) that Saul really intended to kill David of which Jonathan was not fully aware. The covenant David refers to in verse 16 was the one he and Jonathan had previously made (1 Samuel 18:3-4). This is a prophetic type of salvation and betrothal they would later confirm and thus a type of the rapture and wedding in heaven when there is a confirmation of that initial covenant. David appealed to it and asked Jonathan to kill him himself if he must die, rather than allowing Saul to do it. David wanted to die at the hand of his friend rather than at the hand of his enemy. An interesting exchange between worldly authority and spiritual authority is played out. While David was willing to submit to Jonathan’s civil and military authority as Saul’s Son, Jonathan understood and submitted David’s kingly anointing and future position as king thus he asked him to safeguard his family in the future.
The two friends now agree upon the sign. Jonathan was to shoot three arrows at this stone, Ezel (means stone of departure/separation, see more below), as his mark, and was then to send his servant to gather them up. When he had gone some distance Jonathan was to shout to him, loud enough for David to hear. If Jonathan said that the arrows were on that side the mark, i.e. between it and Jonathan, David was to come forth boldly, as all was well. But if Jonathan said that the arrows were further on, then David must understand that he was to seek safety in flight. The boy was not aware. The departure was only known to Jonathan and David.
The yearly feast back home … the appointed time | Pentecost fully come?
Recall how David (his name means beloved, he points to the bride) speaks of being summoned by his eldest brother Eliab (his name means ‘God is my father’; a type of Jesus as our older brother) to celebrate a yearly feast his family celebrated in Bethlehem as an explanation of his absence. I propose this was the feast of weeks, derived from multiple prophetic types in this narrative, such as:
- David strategically withdrawing himself out of self preservation and imminent enemy attack (like the rapture is a strategic withdrawal of the Lord’s beloved, his ambassador brides)
- the covenant being confirmed (prophetically related to new wine) initiated by the covenant maker (Jonathan) as a type of Christ, and
- David hiding in the fields (standing corn at the time of a yearly feast, proposed at summer wheat) and departing the third day (resonating with many third day wedding patterns)
- Together, David and Jonathan embody the church of Philadelphia or ‘brotherly love’, knit together by the Lord in the Spirit.
- They departed at the stone of departure in the third day. Remember that Jesus’ first recorded miracle was to turn water into ‘new’ wine (Spirit filled) on the “3rd Day” from John 2. Also, in Acts 2 the people accused Peter and the 3,000 people who were ‘infilled’ on the day of Pentecost as being drunk on “new wine”.
The Stone of Ezel, the appointed place | The new Moon, the appointed time
The numbers 237 and 235
So, in 1 Samuel 20:19 where David and Jonathon arrange to meet at the stone Ezel (H237) In the previous verse, Jonathon says to David, “Tomorrow is the new moon: and thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty”
- H237: Ezel = departure. David (beloved) is gone before the New Moon which we await tonight or will be established by default if not visible. Now, let’s go to the Greek where we see a reference to ‘the thief’ coming another way.
- G237: allochothen = some other way, from another place.
These 2 words #237 in the Hebrew and Greek only appear once each in the Bible.
“G237 only appears in JOHN 10:1 where Jesus refers to the antichrist and the mode of his coming in “some other way” or alternatively “from some other place”. This links in the JOHN 10 narrative in a further way and the use of the # 237 points to the OT text which gives a specific day that a “departure” happens.
Later in the chapter, 1 SAMUEL 20:39 it says this “But the lad knew not anything: only Jonathan and David knew the matter”
If we take the highlighted phrase and write it according to the Hebrew words and their meanings we have :- (JONATHAN) “Jehovah has given” (DAVID) “Beloved” knowledge of the matter.”
Matthew 24:36 “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”
We read how the Father has given the Beloved (the bride) knowledge on the matter, corresponding with the verse in Matthew 24:42:
“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come”
The verse implies we will know if we do watch.
Luke 12:39 – “And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.”
Revelation 3:3 “Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold that, and repent. If therefore thou shall not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.”
Now that two of these verse above include mention of the thief, and many of these verses say to watch, knowing he will come through ‘another way’ as well. So, none of the verses say that no Christian during the end times will ever know, or that we will be in darkness regarding the coming… In fact, the exact opposite is implied by Revelation 3:3, namely that if we watch, we should know the prophetic season and time and not be surprised by the thief! (Luke 12:39)
Today, we are able to determine the appearance of the “New Moon” over Jerusalem through astronomy computer calculation, though Scripture requires a double witness sighting from Jerusalem, often disregarded by calendar makers and keepers. This is why in ancient times the new moon feasts were a two-day event. The “New Moon” becomes visible over Jerusalem when the crescent reaches an approximate 3-5-degree visibility in the early evening following the setting of the Sun, depending on other conditions of course. If it’s not sighted the first day, the new month starts the next day by default. The first sighted new Moon is expected August 20th per Torah Calendar:
Jerusalem, August 20th after sunset, first expected sighting of the new Moon under the Desired Son at the Alpha-Omega point on the ecliptic | New moon could be sighted over Jerusalem August 20th
Thus saith the Lord God; The gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened.
Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?
Amos 8 gives us an account of judgment after a new Moon, like Hosea 5:5-7 relays how the new moon will devour them (the execution of judgment on Ephraim/USA and the rulers of Jerusalem) after ‘treacherous dealings’ and moving of ‘boundary stones’ under the guise of ‘peace and security’ like we’ve seen formalized by Kushner this week.
The beloved bride and the enemy’s own under mounting threats of their javelins
We already see the narrative of David and Jonathan playing out as both the bride and the world at large (even including Jonathan, the enemy’s own) are being threatened with fiery ‘javelins’ and shackles in the spirit and in the natural. Note especially how the word javelin in Greek not only refers to a spear, but to a needle as well, and how we can relate to the threat of toxic, likely disease carrying, even genetically modifying vaccines as precursors for the (post mid tribulation) Mark of the Beast being broadcasted to entrap people in fear far and wide.
Enemy javelins carrying false light, disease and death
NEOWISE and Pannstars’s heavenly flashlights
August 20 the Sun (Bridegroom, covenant maker, Jonathan in 1 Samuel 20) and the messenger (Mercury, the lad in that narrative) will be at the Scepter star in Leo, the base of the harvest sickle and area where Leo tramples on Hydra, the serpent’s head.
Meanwhile Perseus (the Lord in his capacity as the Breaker, like David towards Abigail) still sparkles meteors confirming Andromeda, the princess bride is being freed while Venus, the morning star promised to overcomers also known as the ‘beloved’ (note David’s name means beloved) in the bride and groom cluster of Gemini.
Astroid Vesta (associated with a home threshold, the fire of the magi and snatch of the maidens, but also related to fiery judgment and transition portal to the lake of fire) is in the Cancer cattle fold. | Insight into the darker connotations of the Vestal Virgins
Will David or the bride be gone the third day?
That remains to be seen. We may expect, from various prophetic types and shadows shared prior, that at an unspecified new moon banquet, maybe even coinciding with the Feast of Weeks, the beloved bride – the David-type in the narrative of his covenant with Jonathan in 1 Samuel – will be gone or absent from the enemy’s table, the table the Lord prepared before us in the wilderness we are currently dwelling in. As Pentecost is to be placed at the end of the wheat harvest in this summer season overlapping the grape harvest, it would fit, also marking the end of the recalibrated fig tree prophecy, the current new Moon may be that time, it’s a day few think of and now one knows will come until the previous day the new moon is not sighted for sure.
We understand that in ancient Israel they celebrated the New Moon festival for two days: the expected day of the New Moon and the following day. The two day banquet is used more often in prophetic foreshadowing, like in Esther’s petitioning scene but also in Abigail’s rendition with David.
But why did they celebrate the second day of the month in the narrative of David and Jonathan we may ask? And could this be relevant for us? The text in Numbers 28:11 doesn’t at all indicate that the new Moon is to be celebrated for two days, and there is no reason to suspect that the new Moon is different than all the other biblical festivals which don’t last for two days either (with the exception of Passover and Tabernacles).
Why did they celebrate again, the day after the first (new Moon) banquet in 1 Samuel 20:27?
“The text in Samuel suggests that the New Moon festival was not yet over by the second day. This can be gleaned from the awkward phrase ממחרת החדש השני which very much sounds like, “the second day of the New Moon festival” (not an exact translation). However most translations have them as two separate clauses, that is, “the day after the new moon” (ממחרת החדש), and “the second day of the month” (השני), an interpretation which doesn’t sit so well with me. This perhaps should be asked as a wholly separate question; namely, how ought we interpret these words?
The Hebrew New Moon
חֹ֙דֶשׁ֙ means month, monthly, moon, or new moon. Biblically, there are two types of New Moon observations, one in the seventh month and all others:
Unlike the new moon of the seventh month, which was…celebrated with a great festival, the regular monthly new moons were subordinate feast days celebrated with additional burnt offerings (Num 28:11-15), the blowing of trumpets (Num 10:10; Ps 81:3), family feasts (I Sam 20:5), spiritual edification (II Kgs 4:23), and family Sacrifices (I Sam 20:6).
The Hebrew New Moon is not the time during which the moon is not visible; it is the day of the first sighting of the waxing crescent which appears shortly after sunset. Its main significance was to set the first day of the month in order to observe the annual festivals on the proscribed day:
1. The moon occupied an important place in the life of the Hebrews, since it was the guide to their calendar based on the lunar month or period of the moon’s circuit. Because of this, and the importance of the uniform celebration of the various periodic religious festivals by Jews everywhere, it was extremely important to determine the exact time of the appearance of the new moon. Thus the appearance of the smallest crescent signified the beginning of the new month and was announced with the blowing of the shofar or ram’s horn.
2. Identifying the time (the Hebrew day begins at sunset) by observation is an inexact process. Various factors such as atmospheric pressure, temperature, humidity along the light path, altitude, latitude and longitude, fog, cloud/dust cover, glare etc. can all affect a first sighting. No one can infallibly predict the moment when the new moon will become visible to the naked eye.
3. In the Second Temple period, the certainty of the correct day was set by the Sanhedrin. Of the greatest significance, however, was the proclamation of New Moon (“Ḳiddush ha-Ḥodesh”) by the president of the Sanhedrin (R. H. ii. 7) —originally, of course, by the high priest—just as in Rome the Pontifex Maximus fixed New Moon by proclamation (whence the name Calendar). The Sanhedrin was assembled in the courtyard (“bet ya’azek”) of Jerusalem on the 30th of each month from morning to evening, waiting for the reports of those appointed to observe the new moon; and after the examination of these reports the president of the Sanhedrin, in the presence of at least three members, called out: “The New Moon is consecrated”; whereupon the whole assembly of people twice repeated the words: “It is consecrated” (R. H. ii. 5-7; Sanh. 102).
4. Perhaps owing to its secondary nature, there is little written about a “regular” New Moon festival. Outside of the passage in Samuel, there is a reference in Judith of two days of celebration:
And she fasted all the days of her widowhood, save the eves of the sabbaths, and the sabbaths, and the eves of the new moons, and the new moons and the feasts and solemn days of the house of Israel. (Judith 8:6)
Breaking her fast and rejoicing (some translations) for two consecutive days at the time of the New Moon parallels the episode in Samuel, although they are occur on different days. Here the first day is called the eve of the new moon and the second is νεομηνία, specifically the New Moon.”
Two Full Days | Be ready on the third day
In his translation with commentary Robert Alter says David and Jonathan plan (v.5 and 19) to meet again on the third day after 2-days of celebration (note that by this time they have already made a covenant, like we have with our beloved groom):
And David said to Jonathan, “Look, it is the new moon tomorrow, and I am supposed to sit with the king to eat. Let me go and I shall hide in the field till the evening of the day after tomorrow.
(1 Samuel 20:5)
The Masoretic Text has “the third evening,” treating hashelishit as an adjective modifying “evening,” though it has the wrong gender suffix. It is more likely a noun meaning the day after tomorrow (the day on which one speaks being day one in the sequence of three). One should then read ‘erev hashelishit instead of the Masoretic ha’erev haselishit. In any case, the number three will play an important role as the episode develops.
The day after tomorrow you will go all the way down and come to the place where you hid on the day of the deed and stay by the Ezel stone. (1 Samuel 20:19)
Verse 19: The day after tomorrow. The Masoretic vocalization weshilashta treats this as a verb (to do something a third time or in a third instance), but it is more plausible to vocalize it as a noun, ushelishit, “and on the third day.”
Samuel offers no details as to how the New Moon was signaled. Presumably this was done by Ahimelech, the High Priest in Nob (not too far from Gibeath where the meals take place). Regardless of how, the passage shows David and Johnathan’s plans were made before the New Moon was signaled and with the foreknowledge there would be two consecutive days of celebration.
The first meal takes place after the sighting and so it is at night:
So David hid himself in the field. And when the new moon came, the king sat down to eat food. (20:24) [ESV]
The “new moon came” and the king “sat down to eat.” The first meal did not began until after the sighting of the crescent: this meal celebrated the actual sighting. That the first meal took place on the night of the sighting is reinforced by stating the next meal was after the new moon:
But on the second day, the day after the new moon, David’s place was empty…(20:27)
The description of the events raise two issues:
How did David and Jonathan know there would be a New Moon before the actual sighting?
Today a “new” moon means the phase in which there is no visible light. So the Hebrew New Moon comes the night after what is now called a new moon. No one planning to celebrate the sighting had to wait for the shofar: they could use knowledge of the lunar cycle. David and Jonathan knew the first meal was scheduled for that night because there had been no visible light the night before.
The night of first sighting naturally follows a night of darkness. No visible light is the signal to “get ready” for the Hebrew New Moon. However, occasionally there are months where the moon is not visible for two consecutive nights. For example, in 2018, February 15 and 16, September 9 and 10, and November 7 and 8, were days on which the visible illumination from the moon was 0%. In those months the first sighting will occur on the third night. This is a normal yet variable phenomenon since it occurs in different months each year. In 2019 it happens in February, March, July, and November. Therefore, the signal to “get ready” will mistake the night of an actual sighting approximately 30% of the time (7 of 24 calendar months).
In months of no visible light for two consecutive nights, there will not be a sighting on the first night: what was reasonably anticipated to happen (70%) will not occur. But the sighting would be certain to occur on the second night of the Festival. This means that festivals scheduled in advance in honor of the New Moon celebration (i.e. immediately after the “no light” signal) must always be planned for 2-days, because of the unpredictability of the lunar phase and of constant fear that the crescent may not be seen on the first night. The plans David and Jonathan made show the practice in Saul’s kingdom was to prepare for the New Moon Festival before the actual sighting. Since the sighting did happen on the first night, there was no need for the second day; yet the meal of the second night went forward as planned.
A New Moon sighting on the first night and immediately celebrated with a meal makes a second meal the following night unnecessary. Yet the meal on the second night went forward as David and Jonathan expected. The expectation of the second meal, despite of the uncertainty that it would be necessary, can only mean a 2-day observance was the practice, at least at that point in time.
In most months the only significance of the Hebrew New Moon is to celebrate the first sighting of the waxing crescent. Other than additional sacrifices (Numbers 28:11-15) there were no proscribed meal(s) or ritual(s) to observe or celebrate the New Moon. Neither a 1-day or a 2-day Festival is mandated. Perhaps the events in Samuel reflect a practice necessary before establishing Jerusalem as the only place from which the sighting could be proclaimed or, more likely, a practical concession to the difficulty in communicating an official sighting throughout the nation. It is important to remember the New Moon is “common knowledge” which is predictable and happens whether it is officially seen and reported or if/when that report is received.
A 2-day Festival which is scheduled because the moon was not visible (an event seen by all), ensures a celebratory meal will take place on the night of the sighting. The passage in Judith not only describes two days of eating, “House of Israel” suggests a Northern Kingdom practice. That is, the primary significance of the Sanhedrin declaration in Jerusalem was ensuring the calendar was correct and making additional sacrifices, where the practice in the Northern Kingdom, or anywhere outside of Jerusalem, was to simply celebrate the event (knowing the “official” first day of the month would be communicated later and in time to observe either the Passover or the fast for the Day of Atonement
David (type bride) and Jonathan (covenant maker) are scheduled to meet up again at the stone of Ezel (separation/departure) on the third day to then depart until they meet again in heaven.
- concealment, seclusion, “burial”
- preparation to serve or meet God
- testing, discerning, approaching a verdict: death or acquittal
The third day is one of:
- emergence from circumstances of lifelessness (prison, captivity, famine, illness, or ocean fish)
- testing situations when a life is put on the line but obedience wins unexpected reversal and deliverance appearance of new life after concealment or death
- sprouting life from the new earth
- revival, healing, or restoration of life
Psalm 130 matches Av 30 and is the final step of ascent to the temple and waiting on the Lord after which Psalm confirms our hope is in the Lord forever, our Blessed Hope of his coming
Pentecost fully come | The finished work of the Holy Spirit and the beautiful outworking of the Lord and the Spirit foretelling one another’s coming
Notes and additional sources
* As stated earlier in the article: Ezra had to persuade 38 Levitical priests with their 200 servants to come to restore the temple in Jerusalem (Proverbs 7:19-20 & Ezra 7:9, 8:32). See research notes.
*** How we may also know the unnamed feast is probably not Passover, is because Jesus’ three and a half years of ministry would allow time for only the three Passovers named in 2:23; 6:4 and 11:55.
Source | Our cells as earthly tabernacles
Resources on the 12 gates of Jerusalem:
JUPITER-VENUS CONJUNCTION AUGUST 11 3BC HERALDING JESUS’S BIRTH 9/11 3BC
COMET C/2020 F3 NEOWISE
SURPRISE COMET WITH A MESSAGE?
The Rapture Comet? | Luis B. Vega
“The purpose of this study is to present some celestial observations of the newly discovered comet C/2020 F3. And perhaps if this comet is alluding to the prophetic message, is it of clearing the way for the coming Rapture event, thus the possible ‘Rapture Comet’? The comet was discovered and observed in March of 2020 using the Near-Earth Object Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer NEOWISE space telescope. It was cataloged as C/2020 F3. With the launching of better tracking space devices, identifying comets and/or other Near-Earth Objects has become far more accurate. It is estimated that about only 10% of such objects have been identified until now. Thus, a discovery of new objects such as this new comet will be common place in the years to come. Based on research so far, the comet was not anticipated to have survived the perihelion or swing around the Sun on July 3rd-4th but has and is approaching Earth.”
Tim Foster | Ezekiel’s Days of Punishment
Proposed starting point: July 13th on Hebcal, July 15th on Torah Calendar, July 25th on the Enoch Calendar