“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.” – Revelation 12:3,4
Planet X is predicted to appear October 5, 2017 and when it comes it will eclipse both the Sun and the Moon. It is estimated to appear between the legs of Virgo and will be seen because the Sun will be darkened by its shadow.
Several Christian astronomers believe this will be the fulfillment of the 6th seal of Revelation 6:12 –
“And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;”
Because of its large size, Planet X is predicted to draw many asteroids into our atmosphere, thus casting them to earth.
An infrared photo of planet X makes it look like a great red dragon –
“Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads.” Rev. 12:3
There are still those astronomers who doubt there is any Planet X but, there is no doubt that something is out in space that is exerting gravitational influence on our Solar System. And it is near us, hidden behind our Sun for now.
One thing is certain, spiritually the Great Red Dragon will soon appear on the scene after the Revelation 12 fulfillment of the Sign of Virgo is complete on September 23, 2017. Whether a physical fulfillment also accompanies it is yet to be seen.
Jeremiah also prophesied about this time calling it a time of intense trouble from Antichrist but, in the end Israel will be delivered out of it.
“Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his (Antichrist’s) yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him: But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.” – Jeremiah 30:6 – 9
This is the time when ‘all Israel‘ will be saved, as Paul writes – “And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:” – Romans 11:6
7 seals of Revelation
In Revelation chapters 6 through 10 we are presented with the picture of 7 seals and 7 trumpets which will conclude God’s work on earth. First the seals are broken open, the seventh of which begins the 7 trumpets sounding. When the seventh angel sounds “the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets”.
The mystery of the Woman of Revelation 12 is shown next after these seals and trumpets. I believe chapters 12 and 13 fold back to give us further details of the seals and trumpets that came before. So, chapter 12 would actually be happening between the time of the 6th and 7th seals. It’s kind of like when you look at a broad scene with your naked eye, then you look at the same thing with a telescope. The scene is greatly magnified but the scope is narrowed.
“And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.” – Revelation 6:12,13
During this time, the earth will be wracked with frightening heavenly signs, earthquakes as Jesus predicted –
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:” – Matthew 24:29