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Putting The Pieces Together

As we get nearer and nearer to the day of our redemption it seems that the big picture is coming into focus (Romans 13:11, 1 Cor. 13:12, Daniel 12:3-4, 10).  What was once blurry and far off on the horizon, is now right in front of our faces.  This post puts many of the puzzle pieces together using research from Craig Chester, Rick Larson, Scott Clarke, Michael Svigel, Scott Darby, Daniel Matson, Steven Sewell, and our own team, among others.  This is of course speculative, but I believe these are the most persuasive theories at present:


The Biblical Timeline

Creation: Between 4004 and 3950 BC

Fall of Mankind: Possibly August 5, 3915 BC

Global Flood: Between 2350 and 2300 BC

Assyria conquers Israel and the ten northern tribes are dispersed: 722 BC

First Temple Destroyed: August 28, 587 BC or August 1, 586 BC

Decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem: March 5 or April 2, 444 BC

Conception of Christ: September 11, 3 BC (Feast of Trumpets)

Birth of Christ: June 17, 2 BC

Baptism of Christ: Fall of 29 AD

Crucifixion of Christ: Friday, April 3, 33 AD (Passover)

Christ in the tomb: April 4, 33 AD (Unleavened Bread)

Resurrection of Christ: Sunday, April 5, 33 AD (First Fruits)

Ascension of Christ: Thursday, May 14, 33 AD

Conception of the Church: Sunday, May 24, 33 AD (Pentecost)

Second Temple Destroyed: Sunday, August 5, 70 AD

East-West Schism when the institutional Church split in two: Saturday, July 16, 1054 AD

Protestant Reformation begins the final fulfillment of Matthew 24:14: Saturday, October 31, 1517 AD

Seed of the "Fig Tree" planted: August 30, 1897 AD

"Fig Tree" sprouts as Ottoman Empire collapses and Israel now controlled by those who favor a Jewish homeland: November 2, 1917 AD

"Fig Tree" branches out as British Mandate for Palestine comes into effect (immediate precursor to Israeli statehood): September 29, 1923 AD

World decree to re-establish Israel: November 29, 1947 AD

"Fig Tree" buds and "Summer" is near: May 14, 1948 AD

Jerusalem recaptured and final countdown begins: June 7, 1967 AD

Birth of the Church and the Rapture?: September 21-23, 2017 AD

Tribulation begins?: September - November, 2017 AD

Abomination of Desolation, Two Witnesses killed, and Great Tribulation begins?: March - April 2021 AD

Second Coming?: September - October, 2024 AD

End of Millennial Kingdom: 3010 - 3024 BC


The Mazzaroth

Not only did God create and name the stars (Isaiah 40:26, Psalm 147:4), but He ordered them into constellations (Job 38:32, 9:9, 38:31; Amos 5:8).  Identifying signs in the heavens is not astrology, but is one of the four originally intended purposes for why the luminaries were created (Genesis 1:14; see also Joel 2:30-31, Matthew 24:30, Luke 21:11, 21:25, Acts 2:19-20, Revelation 6:12, 12:1, 12:3, 15:1).


Leo (The Lion): I believe this constellation represents the tribe of Judah when alone (Genesis 49:9, Revelation 5:5), but all of Israel when conjoined with three planets based on Joseph's dream in Genesis 37:9-10 and also the crown of twelve stars in Revelation 12:1; when Jupiter (the King Planet) encircled Regulus (the King Star) twice, the message was clear to the magi that a King had just been conceived or born in Judah.  After Jupiter passed Regulus it came into close conjunction with Venus, which may have signaled to the magi the fulfillment of the prophecy given in Numbers 24:17.


Virgo (The Woman): It might be better to associate the woman specifically with Zion (heavenly and/or earthly Jerusalem) rather than all of Israel, based on Isaiah 66:7-13, Galatians 4:26, and Revelation 21:2.  This constellation, along with Leo, seemed to be the focal point when God gave the prophecy of the woman in labor in Genesis 3:15-16 (the Fall of Mankind - possibly around August 5, 3915 BC) and also the prophecy of the woman in labor in Revelation 12:1-5 (occurring on September 23, 2017).


Gemini (God and Man reconciled): This constellation is near-universally depicted in ancient cultures as an immortal deity and a mortal man being reconciled in heaven forever after having been separated by death.  In the Spring of 33 AD, the planet Jupiter was right in the heart of the constellation and underwent an unusual retrograde path that may have signaled the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ - the Gospel.  Jeff made an intriguing discovery that this constellation, or at least the two figures depicted in the constellation, are mentioned by name in Acts 28:11.  The "twins" were carved into the ship that carried the Apostle Paul on his missionary journey to Rome.


Taurus (The Bull): This constellation perhaps pictures the Second Coming.  The Pleiades, which are part of this constellation, are mentioned by name a number of times in the Bible and may be inferred from Revelation 1:20 and Revelation 15:1.



Aries (The Ram): God provided a ram in place of Isaac when Abraham went to sacrifice his son.  Some 2,000 years later on April 3, 33 AD, right at 3:00 PM, earth was situated right in the heart of The Ram from the perspective of an observer on the moon.  In mid-2024 Jupiter passes by The Ram and enters The Bull, which may signal that Christ has transitioned from the Suffering Servant / Lamb of God into a rampaging bull bringing swift justice to the earth.


Libra (The Scales of Justice): It might possibly be associated with God's throne, but the connection is tenuous and I would be hesitant to be dogmatic about it.  In December of this year Jupiter will enter Libra after being "birthed" from Virgo, which may picture the male child being "caught up" to God's throne in Revelation 12:5.


Cancer (The Crab): A mystery.


Scorpio (The Scorpion): A mystery.


Sagittarius (The Archer): A mystery.


Capricorn (The Horned Goat): One of our readers noticed that in the Spring of 2021, the planet Saturn displaces Jupiter in this constellation.  The wicked are often likened to goats in the Scriptures and there might possibly be a connection between satan and Saturn, although I haven't been able to make a clear connection.  Satan is also frequently depicted as a horned goat, so this is an interesting occurrence, perhaps signaling the antichrist coming into the Third Temple and declaring himself to be god.


Aquarius (The Water or Cup Carrier): This constellation is aptly names Aquarius because it is always depicted as a man pouring out water onto the ground.  When you connect the stars below his right hand it looks like a wavy stream of water cascading to the earth.  For this reason, I postulate that this constellation may have been connected to Noah's Flood and sure enough, there are some interesting conjunctions between Aquarius, Jupiter, and other planets, in the likeliest years of the Flood: 2345 BC, 2333 BC, and 2321 BC.  The Bible says that the Flood began on the seventeenth day of the second month (Genesis 7:11).  In Jewish tradition this is placed in late Fall using Tishri as the first month, but biblically-speaking there is no explicit reference to the calendar ever starting in the Fall.  The Bible says the first month is Abib (Nisan), which is in the Spring (Exodus 12:2).  The second month would then be in the April to May timeframe each year, and in 2345 BC, 2333 BC, and 2321 BC, I discovered Jupiter doing retrograde through Aquarius in precisely the Spring timeframe.


Pisces (Fish): A mystery.



The Wandering Stars

Whereas the constellations of the Mazzaroth/Zodiac generally portray earthly entities, the five visible planets in our Solar System, which the Bible terms "wandering stars", seem to represent supernatural individuals or aspects of those individuals.  It appears that God uses rare conjunctions between these "wandering stars" and the constellations in the Mazzaroth to signal those on the earth that supernatural events are occurring.  These are the five "wandering stars":

Jupiter (Christ's Star): Much has been written about this already, so the connection seems rather unambiguous.  From Craig Chester and Rick Larson's work we have already identified Jupiter as Christ's star: it is the "king" planet representing the chief deity or the chief deity's son in ancient cultures throughout the Middle East and Europe and is covered in stripes just as Jesus was (Isaiah 53:5), has a Great Red Spot akin to Jesus' spear wound, and is the earth's primary celestial defense against dangerous asteroids and comets, functioning like a cosmic vacuum cleaner (1 Peter 2:24, Isaiah 53:4-6).  It is also the largest and dominant planet in the Solar System - two and a half times larger than all of the other planets combined.  We have also written at length about how the male child in Revelation 12:5 is Christ in union with His body, the Church (see here and here), so Jupiter may represent the Church (the body) in addition to Christ (the head).


Venus (Mother Star): This planet is a little more difficult to pin down because Venus was frequently called the "Morning Star" in the ancient world and still is to this day.  To add to the confusion, Jesus is called the Morning Star in Revelation 22:16 and there is a possible allusion to satan as the Morning Star in Isaiah 14:12.  What I discovered though is that the term "Morning Star" does not refer to a specific planet, but to any of the five visible planets in the morning sky.  Jupiter is a Morning Star, as well, and, as a matter of fact, Venus is also called the "Evening Star" when it is visible in the night sky.  Some have attempted to argue that the Morning Star is only Jesus or only Lucifer, but if we let Scripture interpret itself, you will find a huge clue in Job 38:7: the Bible says there are many Morning Stars.  Venus, then, in my humble opinion, must primarily signify its other ancient meaning: the Mother Star or Queen Star.  When the King Planet (Jupiter) and the Queen Planet (Venus) come into close conjunction it seems that an appearance of Christ is close at hand.  We saw this in June of 2 BC when Jesus was born and first appeared and we see it again in May of 2024 AD, when Jesus' second appearing may be close at hand.  We also see it in November of this year, about a month and a half after the celestial "birth" pictured in the Revelation 12 Sign.


Mercury (The Messenger, probably Michael): Mercury was universally recognized as The Messenger throughout the ancient Babylonian, Grecian, and Roman empires, so the meaning of this planet is pretty clear.  In the Bible, the creatures we now call "angels" were originally called "messengers".  In the Greek language, there were earthly messengers (apostolos) and heavenly messengers (aggelos).  Therefore we can probably narrow down the supernatural individual that Mercury represents to either Gabriel or Michael.  I am persuaded it is Michael because the Bible associates him with key events in redemptive history (Daniel 10:13-15, 21, 12:1; Revelation 12:7-8) and assigns him the chief role of "archangel" (Jude 1:9; see also 1 Thess. 4:16).


Mars (God of War): Mars in Rome, Ares in Greece, and Nergal in Babylon all referred to the same thing - the planet we now call Mars and their gods of war.  Like everything else, it is the One True God who made this planet, so the real God of War is YHWH.  On the 9th of Av in 2024 (August 14th), there is a very close conjunction of Jupiter and Mars in the horns of Taurus, that I think speculatively signals the onset of Armageddon and the imminent return of Christ.


Saturn (Satan?): I'm still researching this connection, but haven't found anything particularly concrete yet.  The Roman Saturn and the Greek-equivelant Cronus were obviously idols in the ancient world and the Bible directly connects idols with demonic beings (1 Cor. 10:20, Deut. 32:17, Psalm 106:37).  The Roman god Saturn was associated with liberation and modern satanic cults teach that liberation is the key element of luciferianism.  Cronus was imprisoned in hell-like Tartarus in Greek mythology and was also considered a god of cruelty and destruction, so that is another possible connection.  The last possible connection I've found is that our Saturday is named after the Roman god Saturn and it would make a lot of sense that satan would want to supplant the Lord's Sabbath Day with a day of his own.  All that being said, all the visible planets were named after ancient idols, so it's not yet clear to me that satan is represented more by Saturn than Zeus or Ra or Ba'al or any other false god, so-to-speak.


Like I said at the start, I think the big picture is coming into focus and the puzzle pieces are fitting together in some extraordinary ways.  What do you think?  If you have any theories for the constellations that remain a mystery or other dates missing on the timeline above I would be very interested in hearing them.  I personally believe that the Gospel is written in the stars and God is using the twelve constellations of the Mazzaroth to tell the story of the redemption of mankind.  If we could use God's Word to piece this together in a concrete way, just think of how many might come to know Him through it.

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  1. I find all of this so fascinating. I too think there is some sort of story playing out in the sky although I have no thoughts on the parts that are missing. I also enjoying playing with Stellarium. The date in 3915 might be worth a second look. Between the sun and Mercury is Uranus, so there are 13 stars not 12. I have yet to find another match with the Rev 12 sign.

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    1. Yes, I think you're right! I've thought 3915 wasn't as perfect of a picture because Jupiter leaves the womb to a further distance/longer time. Uranus though is usually barely or not visible, so in my mind at least these alignments and signs in the Bible are determined more from an earth-based observer's perspective.

      Btw, I'm starting to take a look at those seven planets all lined up in 2024 like you mentioned a few weeks ago... interesting stuff (:

      God bless.

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    2. Yes, I am never quite sure about how Uranus and Neptune should be dealt with because of their visibility.

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    3. One other thought I had on the 7 planet alignment...Does Jupiter always represent Christ? If so then it would not be a sign representing 7 angels. However, I also asked Stellarium to find Pluto even though it's not considered one of our planets. It's in the line, too, only trailing behind.

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    4. It's a good question. If you're tracking with the possible corporate Church application then we know Jupiter can be both Christ and the Church. The Church has seven angels in Rev. 1:20. There is also the Christophanies in the OT and the "Angel of the LORD"...

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    5. See also the reference to "...One like the Son of Man [who] was seated on the cloud..." in Rev. 12:14 among other angels, and also compare this with Psalm 68, especially vv. 4 and 33-34.

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    6. yes, both of your comments make sense.

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    7. Oops, I meant to type Rev. 14:14, not 12:14 above :)

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  2. Greetings to my brothers and sisters in Christ! I just saw the posts regarding the May 2024 alignment of seven planets and found them very interesting. As I love to speculate about upcoming prophetic fulfillments, I've constructed something of a little timeline of Daniel's 70th Week, basing it on theory that it will begin not long after the Revelation 12 imagery that is to happen this September. I theorize that the middle of the 7-year period will fall on the 9th of Av, as it would be interesting if the abomination of desolation were to occur on the same day as the two historic temples were destroyed. If that is the case, I suspect it would be 17 July 2021. Counting back 1260 days from that date, we would get a starting date of 3 February 2018, which would imply there is a little gap between Rapture and 70th Week. I find it intriguing that Daniel 8:13-14 speaks of a 2300-day period after which the temple will be reconsecrated. I see that 2300 days after 3 February 2018 occurs on 22 May 2024, the month of the planets aligning. Please know I am only speculating, not predicting. I just find the theorizing and the watching and wondering such a joy as I wait for my Lord to come.

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    1. Interesting. Makes sense. Jane Roe died 2300 weeks after roe v wade decision.

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  3. Thanks to Natalie, I am now working on a new video on the sign of Revelation 15 that should be ready this weekend hopefully!

    The planet Saturn is associated by the occult with Satan, and many Bible scholars believe that Amos references Saturn worship when he mentions "Sikkuth, and Kiyyun, the star of your gods". Saturn has a weird hexagon pattern on its northern pole, which is pretty stunning.....we know that it is only a planet without any innate power, but the occult have treated it as a satanic symbol for centuries. The Roman orgy day of Saturnalia is named after the planet as well...all interesting stuff!

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    1. Wow, that hexagon is pretty crazy. I had to see it for myself: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn's_hexagon

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    2. Lol, gotta love the content under Wikipedia's heading "Explanations for hexagon shape." Noticeably absent...the LORD God by sovereign design.

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  4. Could the scorpion (Scorpio) represent a judgment as expressed in the Revelation?

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  5. Hi,
    I find it fascinating that both you and http://discussionsbeyondtimeandspace-matthew.blogspot.co.uk/ are discussing the Mazzaroth. I know I must spend more time studying this.

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  6. Astrology within Christendom? You know, if one was promoting this nonsense in Moses' day, ... you know what your punishment would be....so just because the punishment for it isn't given out among Christians today doesn't mean God's view of this PAGANISM hasn't changed.

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    1. You're right, astrology is paganism - the worship of celestial objects or believing they control your life. Of course that's wrong. However, this is not astrology. Quoting from another artice:

      "CLAIM: Looking for "signs" in the sky is astrology.

      This is FALSE. Astrology is an idolatrous and occultic practice that often involves the deification of stars, planets, and moons. Astrologers often teach that these heavenly bodies control life on earth. To the contrary, the search for biblical signs in the heavens recognizes that it is the Creator God who made all things and set everything into motion in a preordained pattern. The heavenly bodies themselves have no power over our lives and we do not worship them.

      The Bible explicitly says that there will be signs in the sky preceding the return of Christ (Matthew 24:30, Luke 21:11, Luke 21:25, Revelation 12:1-3). The Bible also says that the sun, moon, and stars were created for three reasons: 1. To separate day from night, 2. To give light to the earth, and 3. To indicate days, years, seasons, and signs (Genesis 1:14-15). Prophetic language frequently makes mention of lunar and solar eclipses (Joel 2:31, Acts 2:20, Revelation 6:12) and God often focuses our attention on the stars (Genesis 15:5, Isaiah 40:26, Job 38:31, Amos 5:8, Psalm 19:1).

      Interestingly, the magi from the east were able to find the baby Jesus by following prophetic descriptions found in Numbers 24:17 and Genesis 49:9-10. They were able to identify the constellation Leo ("The Lion") with the tribe of Judah and followed the Star of Bethlehem as it moved west and came to rest over Bethlehem."

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