The War that is coming

heavenly-warfareNow that we have seen the end as God sees it, where are we right now? Revelation 12 and 13 seem to be dropped right into the middle of Revelation, as if they deserve special attention. Revelation 12 describes events that follow the war in heaven between Satan and God’s angels. A war in which Satan loses and is cast down to earth.

“And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” – Rev. 12:7-9

This war happens immediately after another sign appears in heaven –

Virgo 3“Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.

And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne.

Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.” – Rev. 12:1-6

This sign is part history and part prophesy. It describes Israel’s history ever since God called Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who became Israel. Satan has been at war with them from the beginning, ever since Cain slew Abel. As Israel gave birth to Jesus the devil was right there trying to devour him, using Herod and the Pharisees and Sadducees and Rome. But God caught Him up to His throne in heaven. It seems like history doesn’t it? But, this sign that John saw has been seen again, in our time.

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The Sign of Virgo seen in 2017

In 2016 the sign of Virgo (the Virgin) appeared in heaven and Jupiter (the King planet) moved into her womb and began its retrograde motion, which lasted for 42 weeks less a day. This is the normal human gestation period. Virgo gave birth to Jupiter on September 23, 2017, when Jupiter continued its circuit to arrive between the horns of Taurus the Bull on August 13, 2024, where it will meet Mars. Virgo was clothed with the moon under her feet and the Sun under her heard and 12 stars as a crown over her head, the planets Mercury, Mars, and Venus and the 9 stars of the constellation Leo. Just as John’s vision in Revelation 12 states.

taurus_mars_jupiterAs Jupiter, which is known as the King Planet, leaves Virgo it travels to the constellation Taurus. There it meets the planet Mars between the horns of Taurus, the Bull. In Hebrew Taurus is known as Shur (he who comes to judge) and Mars is known as Ma’adim (the Son of Man). Taurus contains the star cluster known as the Pleiades (or Congregation) so the meaning of this constellation fulfillment is “The Son of Man comes with His Congregation to judge the earth”. When will this happen? August 13, 2024, which happens to be the 9th of Av, a day of trouble for the Jews, the very day both their former Temples were destroyed. Or in other words -4 years from now!

Now the interesting thing about this sign is that the time from Jupiter leaving Virgo, Sept. 23, 2017, to the time it goes into conjunction with Mars between the horns of Taurus, August 13, 2024, is exactly 7 years. A time period the prophet Daniel predicts the Antichrist will confirm a treaty with Israel, which he will break in 3½ years.

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“Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.” – Dan. 9:27

John’s prophesy in Revelation 12 has two witnesses in the heavenly constellations, Virgo and Taurus. And other parts of his vision are about to happen. John saw a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads, which speaks of the Antichrist system described by Daniel and John.

Daniels beast“Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.” – Rev. 13:1

The phrase “out of the sea” identifies it as a Gentile empire. And it is this empire out of which the Antichrist comes. I believe the current EU will be the parent of this empire. This weird combination of nations were once Christian in nature but they have long since left that lifestyle. And they have consistently stood against Israel in the UN and in trade. They are the hotbed out of which the Antichrist will come. At first he will will act as a peacemaker, even confirming a covenant with Israel but, he will soon show his true colors and break this covenant. The braking point will probably be the time Satan and his angel are thrown out of heaven.

At some point in the near future, this Antichrist will stand before Israel to destroy her but she will flee into the wilderness, to a place prepared for her by God. There she will be safe for 3½ years, but that will have to be for another article.

Before that time several other wars against Israel will take place. They are described in Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38. We are interring a troubling time of man’s history and only those who take refuge in the Tower of the Lord will come through it.

“Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.” – Rev. 12:12

The Signs of His Coming

christmas starAs Jesus predicted the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem His disciples asked Him –

“Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” – Matt, 24:3

Man has always wanted to know about the end of all things. It seems mankind is created with an inner knowledge that what has a beginning also has an end, that this life on earth is not the whole story. Indeed God seems to have built this question even into the creation. On the fourth day, as He created the stars and heavenly bodies, He stated –

“Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years;” – Gen. 1:14 Continue reading

Signs Point the Way

“Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.” – Rev. 12:1,2

This sign was seen in the heavens in September, 2017 as the Sun was under the head of Virgo and the Moon was under her feet.

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In November of 2016 the planet Jupiter entered the constellation Virgo and went into retrograde. Because of its large orbit compared to earth’s, Jupiter appears to be moving back and forth called retrograde motion. It continues in this retrograde motion until September 23, 2017, a period of 42 weeks minus 1 day, which is a normal human birth cycle, when it leaves Virgo on its trip to the constellation Taurus. Just above Virgo is the constellation Leo which has 9 stars. At this time there are also 3 planets just below Leo, Mercury, Mars, and Venus, thus making the 12 stars that form Virgo’s crown. Continue reading

The Last Generation

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There are many voices warning about the great sign in Revelation 12 today. Predictions about the Lord’s return abound and it is easy to get confused. I recently concluded a series on Revelation for Beginners which you can view on this site. I am not a proponent of setting dates other than those the Lord Himself has set. So, in this article, I would like to highlight some times the Lord clearly set. Let’s begin with the prophet Daniel. In Daniel 9:24-27, he is given a prophecy of 70 weeks for the timeline of Israel.  Continue reading

The Great Wonder in Heaven

7 churchsSo far, we have covered Christ’s letters to the seven churches (Rev. 2, 3), the Heavenly Throne of God (Rev. 4), the Scroll with seven seals (Rev. 5), the Seals of God (Rev. 6), the sealing of God’s servants (Rev. 7), and the seven trumpets of judgment (Rev. 8-10), the Two Witnesses and the last trumpet (Rev. 11).

The are many interpretations of these events but, I believe as the end of these things nears, God will make them clearer to those who search for God’s truth. I believe most of the events so far are chronological but, there may be some that fold back upon previous events thus giving further revelation about them and some of the events are happening at the same time and only appear chronological because that is the only way John could write them down. Continue reading

Signs in the Heavens

constellationsI recently gave a teaching in our church fellowship on upcoming signs in the heavens that have exciting and far reaching implications for us all. While I cannot go into all the details I shared in church, the many questions I received made me see that many Christians have little knowledge and understanding of the messages God has left for us in the stars of the heavens. Therefore, I prepared this video that covers basic truth about upcoming prophetic signs revealed in the heavens. I pray you will enjoy it and that it will encourage you.

There are many more details that these heavenly signs bring to mind, such their relation to Daniels prophesies in chapters 9, 11 and 12 or their relationship to the seals of Revelation chapter six. How is their time line related to the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 24, Luke 21, or Mark 13? And how do they relate to the Feasts of the Lord?

(For example, the Moon of  Virgo occurs two days after the crescent Moon that begins the Feast of Trumpets and the final part of the Draco sign occurs on the Feast of Tabernacles.)

There is much more to study but one thing is certain – all these signs indicate there is not much time left before major changes in the world begin. This is indeed the Day of Salvation and I encourage you to make every effort to line your life up with God’s plan.

Sign of the Ages p1

constellationsWhen God created the heavens and the earth He placed in the heavens patterns among the stars that have prophetic messages for mankind. Some have been fulfilled and some are yet to be fulfilled. One, which has end-time implications, is about to be fulfilled – it is the sign of the Seed of the Woman, which is displayed in the constellation Virgo.

“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years” – Genesis 1:14

Shortly after the Creation Satan was at work, deceiving and accusing, and both Adam and Eve fell. As Adam is known as the Man, so Eve is known as the Woman. To the woman was given the first prophetic promise of Messiah, who is known as the Seed of the Woman. Continue reading