The Revelation 12 SIGN – Your Redemption Draws Near

The Philadelphia Church of God wrote an article entitled, “The Great American Solar Eclipse of August 21—A Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy?” wherein the author tried to convince their readers that the solar eclipse that occurred on August 21, 2017 does not have any scriptural significance whatsoever. Then on the day itself, on August 21, Stephen further forced this agenda down on the throat by throwing his weight around to discuss this subject on his Trumpet Daily Radio Show episode entitled “Is Today’s Solar Eclipse a Sign of the Time of the End?

This is not the first time they tried to discredit such heavenly signs like this one. In their July 2014 Trumpet print edition, they have tried to invalidate the occurrence of what the mainstream media has dubbed as the blood moons which coincided with the Jewish holy days of Passover and the Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) of 2014 and 2015.

Their argument then and now apparently is that, the heavenly signs should happen AFTER the great tribulation has transpired and not before it. So ANY heavenly sign that may appear in the heavens would have no prophetic significance at all. It will only be treated as a simple natural astronomical occurrence that should merit no further attention whatsoever. This is how they explained why everyone living on planet earth should not worry about any of those insignificant heavenly signs out there. Here is an excerpt of what Jeremiah Jacques wrote in his August 1 article:

The Great American Solar Eclipse of August 21—A Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy?

Only after the Tribulation’s 2½ years have passed will the second event—the “heavenly signs”—occur. The Tribulation is the fifth seal, and the signs are the sixth.

Revelation 6:12-14 explains: “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 ….” This darkening of the sun is the same one prophesied in Joel 2:31. And this is one of the heavenly signs that Mr. Armstrong designated as the second of the “three successive world-shaking events.”

Finally, after those heavenly signs are given, the one-year-long period called the Day of the Lord will begin. And just as Joel 2:31 says, the Day of the Lord will happen after “the sun shall be turned into darkness.” But the sun is darkened only after the 2½ years of unprecedented destruction called the Great Tribulation have elapsed. This time order is made particularly clear in Matthew 24:29: “Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened ….”

This time order of prophesied events makes plain that the upcoming August 21 eclipse is not one of the heavenly signs of end-time Bible prophecy. For the August 21 eclipse to be the darkened sun predicted in Joel 2:31, Revelation 6:12 and Matthew 24:29, the Great Tribulation would have had to begin 2½ years earlier—on or around Feb. 21, 2015. It is obvious to see that this did not happen.

Source: https://www.thetrumpet.com/16097-the-great-american-solar-eclipse-of-august-21-a-fulfillment-of-bible-prophecy

The Philadelphia Church of God ministers led by Stephen Flurry may hide their heads in the sand but the plain truth will never change. There has got to be a CAUSE for every EFFECT. Look at all the effects happening in our world:

From AccuWeather website:

Bizarre cloud baffles Brazil residents

Residents in the Brazilian city of Teixeira de Freitas were left baffled after a mysterious cloud formed over the city on August 17.

In Bangladesh, massive hailstorm poured out in Jamalpur, as people were seen literally running for immediate cover on June 12, 2017.

In Indonesia on August 6, 2017, the Indonesian river called Bah Bolon which is also known to the locals as “the King’s Bathhouse has turned into a poisoned blood-red stream of water.

In Europe the people experienced a scorching heat wave which they even named after “LUCIFER.”

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In Arizona, everything else made of plastic was literally melting due to extreme temperature last June 23, 2017. Flights were even cancelled because it’s too hot for planes to fly.

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In Kuwait, trees and bushes literally burned due to an extremely high temperature of as much as  62°C (143.6°F) As published on August 6, 2017).

Saudi Arabia Gets Snow in Midsummer” was reported by ABC News on July 23, 2017. This August, Tropical storm Harvey pounded Houston Texas causing catastrophic flooding never before seen in their entire history

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There are several other bizarre weather anomalies happening in different parts of the world which the mainstream media and leaders in government seem not to bother themselves of.

People around the world have been seeing the effects, but the question is, what seems to be causing it? Why are these phenomenon happening in every corner of the world? Is this part of the climate change propaganda the leaders of this world have injected in the minds of its constituents?

THE GREAT TRIBULATION

Stephen Flurry and his ministers would like to reassure the public that the heavenly signs and the EFFECTS it brings to this earth is of no significance since the so called “great tribulation” has not happened yet. Or has it?

To understand where are we now precisely in prophecy, let’s read again what the author from the Trumpet website quoted from the scriptures:

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)

Do we just stop at the thought of the possibility of the heavenly signs happening “after” the supposed great tribulation? Or rather we try to dig deeper into the scriptures to really understand what Jesus Christ really meant when he uttered it since people around the world have been seeing a spike heavenly sights in previous years. The word “after” is G3326 in Strong’s Concordance and derived from the Greek word “meta”

  • A primary preposition properly denoting accompaniment; “amid
  • the word “primary” is defined as, “first or highest in rank or importance; One that is first in time, order, or sequence.”

So the first in importance and the first in order that should have been used in verse 29 for the translation of the English word “after” which was derived from original Greek word “meta” must have been the English word “ACCOMPANIMENT or AMID. Let us define these words:

Accompaniment in the dictionary means, “an event or situation THAT HAPPENS AT THE SAME TIME as or in connection with another

Amid means, “in the middle of, among, DURING

Paraphrasing verse 29 and substituting the word “after” in the thought, we can have a totally different understanding of this prophecy in Matthew chapter 24:

Immediately accompanying 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:

Immediately amid, in the middle of, among or during  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:

This new understanding is quite different from what we first believed it was wherein the heavenly signs will only occur AFTER the great tribulation. But as what we have seen that the heavenly signs will occur even DURING the great tribulation or ACCOMPANYING the great tribulation. Apparently, whether the Philadelphia Church of God ministers and members will accept this or not, we have already entered the SIXTH SEAL beginning with the blood moons of 2014 and 2015.

One may pose an argument that we are still NOT in the period of the great tribulation, so the heavenly signs of the so called blood moons of 2014-2015 and the coming solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 don’t count at all. So why bother ourselves with it? Let us prove beyond any shadow of a doubt what the great tribulation really is. From our booklet entitled, “The Fifth Seal and The Book of Remembrance we wrote this:

The Fifth Seal and The Great Tribulation

Let us ask this question: Just what is this Great Tribulation? Do we really know for sure? To have a thorough understanding on this subject, let us consider what the end-time Elijah, Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong wrote in his booklet, The Book of Revelation Unveiled at Last!:

“And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved… For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be… For there shall arise false Christ, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs, and wonders: insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” (Matt. 24:10-13, 21, 24)…

(T)his Great Tribulation is very clearly brought out in the opening of the fifth seal of Revelation 6: “And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.” (Rev. 6:9-11)

Notice that! Here is the GREAT TRIBULATION! And this fifth seal pictures it as a time of martyrdom of saints–of truly converted, begotten children of GOD! (pp. 26, The Book of Revelation Unveiled at Last!)

Mr. Armstrong wrote that THAT THE GREAT TRIBULATION IS ALSO THE FIFTH SEAL WHICH PICTURES A TIME OF MARTYRDOM OF THE SAINTS – OF TRULY CONVERTED BEGOTTEN CHILDREN OF GOD. So the Great Tribulation DOES NOT involve any NUCLEAR WORLD WAR 3 scenario as most religious group would like us to believe…

Under the Altar

Now this FIFTH SEAL as we shall see, actually revolves around God’s Church and it is NOT INTENDED to be applied to the whole world as we have previously thought.

“And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:” (Revelation 6:9)…

Let’s consider how one bible commentary renders verse 9; from the IVP NEW TESTAMENT COMMENTARIES we can read (emphasis mine in bold):

“What is odd is that in describing the fifth seal John speaks of THE ALTAR (with a definite article) as if it is well-known to his readers, even though he now introduces it for the first time.”

Source: https://www.biblegateway.com/resources /commentaries/IVP-NT/Rev/Souls-Altar

Again it has been noted above what the apostle John was speaking about “as if it is well-known to his readers” – THE ALTAR! He was putting the emphasis on God’s own ALTAR – HIS OWN MINISTRY. And we must remember that it is a prophecy specifically for our time right now. The word “UNDER” has been used as a preposition which the dictionary defines as follows:

  1. subject to, liable to, controlled by, bound by, under the control of, at the mercy of, constrained by
  2. subordinate to, subject to, reporting to, directed by, governed by
  3. subject to the authority of

“And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw UNDER THE ALTAR the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:” (Revelation 6:9)

The expression, “UNDER THE ALTAR” can actually mean:

  • SUBJECT TO THE MINISTRY
  • CONTROLLED BY THE MINISTRY
  • UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE MINISTRY
  • AT THE MERCY OF THE MINISTRY
  • CONSTRAINED BY THE MINISTRY
  • SUBORDINATE TO THE MINISTRY
  • REPORTING TO THE MINISTRY
  • DIRECTED BY THE MINISTRY
  • GOVERNED BY THE MINISTRY
  • SUBJECT TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE MINISTRY

With those definitions above, we can clearly see that GOD’S GOVERNMENT (e.g. GOVERNED BY THE MINISTRY, SUBJECT TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE MINISTRY) has been emphasized with a definite article by the apostle John in connection with the FIFTH SEAL – it’s THE ALTAR, God’s MINISTRY! There was no indication of any external entity that perpetrated the slaughter.

“And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain FOR the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:” (Revelation 6:9)

It can be proven easily that it was indeed the ministers who did the spiritual killings inside God’s own Church. Consider the word “for,” in Greek it is “dia” (G1223) and in Thayer’s Lexicon it can also mean, “by the means of”

 –  THE SOULS OF THEM THAT WERE SLAIN WAS BY THE MEANS OF THE WORD OF GOD

What? God’s own people being slain BY THE MEANS OF THE WORD OF GOD?

Source: page 5, 7, 8 The Fifth Seal and The Book of Remembrance

“THE FIFTH SEAL WHICH PICTURES A TIME OF MARTYRDOM OF THE SAINTS – OF TRULY CONVERTED BEGOTTEN CHILDREN OF GOD” was perpetrated by the ministry of the Church, of all people! If you want more of the irrefutable proof from the scriptures about this subject, please read our booklet about it (Click the image below to download a copy).

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The ministers of the Philadelphia Church of God have spiritually slaughtered and tortured God’s people using their NO CONTACT POLICY scheme through suspensions, disfellowshipment, and some were even marked altogether. Some members even committed suicide due to the ministry’s senseless unscriptural judgment.

THIS GREAT TRIBULATION which is also THE FIFTH SEAL then connects us directly to the sixth seal, i.e., the heavenly signs that introduces the Day of the Lord. Why do you think the Day of the Lord seemed to hasten greatly? Let Mr. Gerald Flurry answer that question for us from his Key of David program, “The Day of the Lord Hastens Greatly“:

If you want a sign, well another sign of when this Day of the Lord hastes greatly well you’re gonna see that His own Church TURNED AWAY AND THAT’S WHEN IT ALL BEGAN. That’s when this day really began to make haste and as Revelation 10 says then there was no more delay. God really began to let things move very fast and exceedingly fast toward the Day of the Lord.

THE MEN OF SIGN

We will clearly understand that the heavenly signs we have seen so far through recent years have a spiritual significance for God’s Church first and foremost. It has got to do with God’s Church turning away from God as what Mr. Gerald Flurry said in his Key of David program which caused the Day of the Lord to hasten greatly.

Now how will the PCG ministry refute the historical fact that the NO CONTACT POLICY brought great tribulation to many Church members around the world? Their hands are stained with the very blood of God’s own people that can be seen everywhere in their congregations around the world.

Yes, they may try to ignore their rebellion against God but they won’t be able to refute the significance of the sign in the heaven hovering above their heads with the moon turning into blood red color hue precisely coinciding with the introduction of their abominable work in Edstone in Warwickshire, England on the Opening Night of the Feast of Tabernacles of 2014. The Day of the Lord actually hastened greatly because they rebelled and turned away from God!

Stephen Flurry would like his viewers and listeners to believe that the prophecy concerning the King of the North and the King of the South of Daniel the prophet has not yet been fulfilled. But we have already proven it in our articles “The King of the North and The King of the South Prophecy of Daniel the Prophet (Part 1)” and “The WHIRLWIND Prophecy (The King of the North and The King of the South Part 2)” that it has already come to pass. We challenge you and any body else reading this to refute it if you can.

Now the PCG ministers led by Stephen Flurry have the guts to convince everybody else that the blood moon sign in heaven did not fulfill any Bible prophecy? Now how can they explain Stephen Flurry taking over his father to give the Opening Night message on October 8, 2014 which was the scheduled time when the so called blood moon appeared in the heaven? Coincidence? Absolutely NOT! They are the fulfillment of Zechariah’s prophecy concerning the MEN OF SIGN, that is, Joshua and his fellows.

Listen, High Priest Joshua, you and those companions of yours who sit with you, for THESE MEN ARE A SIGN that I am presenting my servant, the Branch. (Zechariah 3:8, International Standard Version)

Stephen and his fellows are the MEN OF SIGN that Jesus Christ is about to return and God even used a specific heavenly sign last October 8, 2014 to make this point very, very clear. Yet Stephen and his fellows have a cold shoulder on this heavenly sign subject altogether. Stephen in his stubborn attempt to deliberately throw cold water on this heated subject said in his Trumpet Daily Radio Show that “we let the Bible interpret itself” and we need to prove it in Daniel, in Matthew, in Revelation as he suggested.

Indeed, we will prove everything here in Daniel, in Matthew, in Revelation and including all others he might have missed mentioning that those heavenly signs should not be treated lightly. Those heavenly signs are directly connected to what is happening inside God’s Church. Let’s begin with the prophecy in Daniel:

And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, SHALL STAND UP. (Daniel 8:23)

For a thorough explanation of this subject, please read our article, “THE LAST END Vision of the Prophet Daniel (Part 1)” to better understand that the prophesied “KING OF FIERCE COUNTENANCE is not Karl Theodore zu Guttenberg as the PCG would like everyone to believe, but it is actually Stephen Flurry who stood in the holy place. He did it last October 8, 2014 in the sight of all the ministers and members of the Philadelphia Church of God around the world during the Opening Night of the Feast of Tabernacles 2014.

When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: (Matthew 24:15-16)

This is the prophesied abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet, that is, the king of fierce countenance or the king of strong presence standing in the holy place. Notice that this prophecy in Matthew 24:15-16 is rendered as one thought as written also in Mark chapter 13 for a very good reason, and we will understand why it is so.

But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains: (Mark 13:14)

In the Interlinear Bible the latter part of verse 14 can be read this way (actually the same goes with Matthew 24:16):

14 …Then those in Judea let them flee to the mountains

“Then” – G5119 in Thayer’s Lexicon can also mean “AT THAT TIME” (it is an indication of a specific time wherein another event has occurred at the same period)

“Let them flee” pheugo G5343, in Strong’s Concordance means “TO RUN AWAY; by implication TO SHUN

“the mountains” – Greek word “oros” G3735 which is rendered in both Thayer’s Lexicon and Strong’s Concordance as “a mountain” SINGULAR. Strong’s Concordance further render it as “a hill”

Substitute the other meanings to the verse we can read the latter part of verse 14 this way:

  • “At that time those in Judea (PCG) RAN AWAY into a mountain”
  • “At that time those in Judea (PCG) RAN AWAY into a hill”

Have we not seen spiritual Judea or the PCG RUNNING AWAY into a mountain or government apart from their headquarters in Edmond? Have we not seen it happen in Edstone? Have we not seen the PCG RUNNING AWAY from Jerusalem and went toward Tara HILL in Ireland to search for the Ark of the Covenant? This is very much like Jonah running away from God’s work.

There is another perspective to this prophecy. Another meaning to the phrase “let them flee” that is, “by implication TO SHUN

Shun in the dictionary means;

  • avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
  • To keep away from

The thought in verse 14 can both be rendered using the physical and spiritual mountain also then be rendered as

  • “At that time those in Judea (PCG) STAYED AWAY  FROM the mountain DELIBERATELY
  • “At that time those in Judea (PCG) STAYED AWAY FROM the government of God DELIBERATELY”
  • “At that time those in Judea (PCG) STAYED AWAY FROM the mountains in Jerusalem”

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Jerusalem is a city set on top of several hills and mountains, the famous Temple Mount is located in Mount Moriah which is beside Mount of Olives to the east, Mount Zion to the west and Ophel Mound to the south.

However we looked at this verse in Mark chapter 13 and also in Matthew chapter 24, it tells the story of the PCG running away from the mountains in Jerusalem and going to a hill in Ireland. It tells the story of the PCG deliberately staying away from the government of God established through His signet, Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong wherein Mr. Armstrong closed the England campus, but the PCG opened it. Mr. Armstrong kept the Jerusalem work until he died, but the PCG deliberately ran away from it and went to Edstone. This is the story of the abomination of desolation prophesied by the prophet Daniel.

But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains: (Mark 13:14)

Notice carefully that the expression “then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains” is in the very same verse with the prophecy of Daniel the prophet concerning the abomination of desolation. It is in the same train of thought because that is actually what the abomination is all about – it’s all about Judea or the PCG running away from the work in Jerusalem to another work in Edstone!

It was supposed to be his father, Mr. Gerald Flurry who should have given the Opening Night message on October 8, 2014 during the Feast of Tabernacles, so when Stephen STOOD WHERE HE OUGHT NOT, he STAYED AWAY FROM the government of God DELIBERATELY by doing so. Prior to that, he SHUNNED the work of God in Jerusalem and introduced another work in Edstone.

For emphasis, have we not seen Stephen Flurry STANDING WHERE HE OUGHT NOT during that Opening Night of the Feast of Tabernacles on October 8, 2014 discussing this abomination of desolation which he introduced as a replacement to the Jerusalem work? Well, some may argue that this abomination of desolation is also about Jerusalem being compassed with armies.

And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. (Luke 21:20)

This army is referring to the 25 men of Ezekiel 8 who took over the Philadelphia Church of God under the leadership of Stephen Flurry. This is the same group prophesied in Zechariah chapter 3 also known as Joshua and his fellows who are called the MEN OF SIGN. These 25 ministers compassed or surrounded the Philadelphia Church of God Headquarters in Oklahoma. They are the same group that PCG Evangelist Wayne Turgeon spoke about being greatly involved in the work in Ireland as he announced it sometime on September 2013.

Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. (Luke 21:21)

This thought “then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains” is actually a multifaceted prophecy which can be viewed in another perspective:

AT THAT TIME those in Judea (or the PCG) FLEE to the government of God in the wilderness and continue the work in the mountains of Jerusalem through the Mount Zion dig and the Children’s Playground.

Now paraphrasing the thought in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 we can read the prophecy this way:

But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand, that this is referring to Stephen Flurry who stood in the place of God’s anointed – his father,) AT THAT TIME those in Judea i.e., the 25 PCG leading minister-armies who surrounded the Philadelphia Church of God Headquarters in Edmond Oklahoma STAYED AWAY FROM the government of God and the work in the mountains of Jerusalem DELIBERATELY by establishing a separate government in Edstone to replace the work in Jerusalem with a work in Tara Hill in Ireland. And also AT THAT TIME some of those in Judea (or the PCG) FLED and DEPARTED OUT to the government of God in the wilderness and continued the work in Jerusalem through the Mount Zion dig and the restoration of the Children’s Playground. And God is warning anyone outside of the PCG not to enter or join that organization because of that abomination of desolation.

It is NOT a coincidence that God opened a door for His Remembrancers in the MOUNT ZION DIG in JERUSALEM on April 2015 – i.e., around the time of the third occurrence of the so called blood moon tetrad series, which is exactly six months after Stephen stood in the holy place where he ought not on October 8, 2014.

And from that time on, anybody can see the abomination of desolation at work, the PCG have been in England for almost THREE (3) YEARS now and yet their hands have not gotten hold of the stone of destiny as they anticipated, so the minister-armies of Stephen Flurry cooked up a plan of making the rock supposedly used by Mr. Herbert Armstrong as a PRAYER ROCK to become the NEW STONE OF DESTINY. Whoa! Is this not an abomination that makes the people in God’s Church desolate?

Now let’s watch Mr. Gerald Flurry as he prophesied in his Key of David program entitled “Jonah – A Sign of When Christ Comes Again” how God’s Church through the leadership of Stephen Flurry and his ministers, i.e., Joshua and his fellows in Zechariah chapter 3 is A SIGN that is connected to the SIGN OF JONAH:

Now let me show you the example of how this Church is a SIGN of Christ’s Second Coming; Christ tells you that. Zechariah 3 and verse 7, “Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.” So the “charge” means that He gave them this truth, as He gave it to Jonah, and they were to guard it. God gave them the truth, and then they were to guard it and deliver that message.

But notice what it says in verse 8, “Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows,” this is an end-time message, “thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.” Wow! That’s Jesus Christ! In the context of these men rebelling against Him, He says, “I’m going to bring forth Jesus Christ, right on the heels of that!”

The Soncino Commentary puts it this way: “For they are men that are a sign.” And one commentary says it could read: “A WONDROUS SIGN.” Of course, it’s a WONDROUS SIGN! It’s about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. When you see this rebellion in this end time in God’s own Church, it’s a SIGN! A SIGN that Jesus Christ is going to return right on the heels of that! It’s the last rebellion against God by His Church, and it is a wondrous SIGN! It’s the SIGN that Jonah gives us of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, and He tells us what events to look to, to count right down to that Second Coming. If there’s any more exciting knowledge, I’d like to know where it is. Where would you find something more exciting and wonderful than this?

For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. (Luke 21:22)

It says in this verse “that all things which are written may be fulfilled.” If we will base our assessment with the prophecies we have learned in the PCG before, in which there are so many written prophecies that would still need to be fulfilled including their signature prophecy in Daniel 11:40. But God has revealed to His Remembrancers an overflowing amount of revelations that there would be no more room to receive it (Malachi 3:10). But how about those who would not accept those things which was written that should be fulfilled?

But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon THIS PEOPLE. (Luke 21:23)

God’s wrath is upon THIS PEOPLE in God’s Church and who are they? They are the spiritual SUCKLINGS who do not want any solid food to digest. They only want spiritual milk all the time. They don’t want any spiritual meat. So what happened to these sucklings?

And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. (Luke 21:24)

Every one else in God’s Church fell by the edge of the sword because they are not reading from their Bibles. They have allowed their ministers to read and study it for them and as a result, they have been led away captive by them. Look at Stephen Flurry and the rest of the PCG ministry, they actually discourage their members to study their Bibles. They don’t want to entertain any question with regards to Bible prophecy. If you ask any question which may be contrary to what they harbor in their mind, you will be suspended and / or disfellowshiped altogether. Stephen thinks that he has the final say to the interpretation of the scriptures. The result? The PCG members followed Stephen who carried away the whole Church to a work in Edstone.

And this is also true for all the COG groups out there, the gullible members have been carried away captive by their own ministers around the world. Well, there are several abuses we can hear of by ministers to their members not only in the PCG but also from the other COG groups. A good example of this in the PCG is their NO CONTACT POLICY in which through the Book of Remembrance we were able to see that this is actually a worldwide phenomenon happening to all nations that has a Church of God congregation.

So what has God done? It says there in verse 24 “and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” We are now in the times of the Gentiles. God is allowing the Gentiles to trod down the PCG, i.e., spiritual Jerusalem and together with it, He also allowed His Gentile Remembrancers to trod down physical Jerusalem through the DOUBLE WONDERS.

Considering all these things, God made sure that all of the abominations that Stephen and his fellows have made in the context of God choosing Jerusalem have been marked well with a conspicuous sign in the heaven, a blood red moon on October 8, 2014. (Zechariah 3:2, 8)

THE NATIONS ARE TERRIFIED BY THE SIGNS IN HEAVEN

Why does the PCG ignore the prospect of the heavenly signs having a scriptural importance now? As prophesied by Jeremiah, God’s people know not the judgment of the Eternal! (Jeremiah 8:7)

Now what is the reason why God created the sun, the moon and the stars anyway?

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)

God said that the lights in the firmament of the heaven – the sun, the moon and stars have been created for a purpose which primarily serves as “SIGNS.” That is the first in the order of sequence of importance why God created the sun, moon and stars – they serve as a SIGN! So why did the PCG ignore that very basic scriptural truth?

“Signs” in Strong’s Concordance is H226 (oth): a signal, as omen, prodigy, sign.

Omen in the dictionary means:

  1. A phenomenon supposed to portend good or evil; a prophetic sign.
  2. Prognostication; portent

Prodigy means:

  1. anything that is a cause of wonder and amazement
  2. an act or event so extraordinary or rare as to inspire wonder.
    3. a portentous sign or event; an omen.

Portent is defined as:

  1. a sign or warning that something, especially something momentous or calamitous, is likely to happen.

The so called blood moon tetrad of 2014 and 2015 that fell on the Jewish festivals and the recent solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 which has been dubbed as the Great American Eclipse have caused wonder and amazement around the world. Moreover, it has been thought to be an extraordinary or rare event as to inspire, but it has also been seen as something momentous or calamitous is likely to happen because of such a heavenly sign. This brings us to the continuation of the prophecy written in Luke chapter 21, this time in the next two verses:

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. (Luke 21:25-26)

These verses are actually connected to a prophecy written by Jeremiah:

Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. (Jeremiah 10:1-2)

All the Bible commentaries even the PCG and the other COG groups are unanimous in saying that this chapter 10 of the book of Jeremiah is talking about making idols or Christmas trees. But if we will dig more deeply into it, we will find quite a different perspective to it. Let’s consider reading those verses from the International Standard Version (ISV):

Hear the message that the Lord has spoken to you, house of Israel. This is what the Lord says: “Don’t learn the way of the nations, and don’t be terrified by signs in the heavens, though the nations are terrified of them.” (Jeremiah 10:1-2)

If you consider the word, “dismay” in the original Hebrew, you will find that the King James Version did a poor translation for this word. The Hebrew word is transliterated as “chathath” H2865 which Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon define as, “to be shattered, be broken, be afraid, be scared, be terrified.” As with Strong’s Concordance, it has been defined primarily as “to break down, either (literally) by violence, or (figuratively) by confusion and fear: affright, be made afraid, scare, terrify.”

So the thought in the first two verses of Jeremiah chapter 10 is all about nations being terrified, scared, afraid of the signs in the heavens which could result in the world that we know to break down by violence, confusion and fear! That is the context of Jeremiah’s prophecy in chapter 10 and we will prove it in the next couple of verses!

Look at several youtube channels out there, they are all trembling in fear of the coming celestial objects like several fireballs in different places and so many asteroids flying so close to earth. Astrophysicists, astronauts and asteroid scientists alike even founded the “Asteroid Day” as they saw the “the need for rapid discovery of asteroids to ensure the defense of our planet.” Furthermore, they state, “Asteroid Day put out the challenge to collectively obtain the data about our solar system that will allow us to have the knowledge about our near-Earth objects in order to prevent future destruction to our planet and subsequently verity efforts to deflect those asteroids away from Earth’s orbit.”

Let’s consider some news about these asteroids being monitored:

A nearly 3-mile-wide asteroid will make a (relatively) close call with Earth on Friday

By Doug Criss and Amanda Barnett, CNN

Updated 1827 GMT (0227 HKT) August 31, 2017

(CNN) A huge asteroid is hurtling toward Earth, but don’t worry, this isn’t “Armageddon.”

The asteroid, named Florence, is an almost three-mile wide rock that will pass safely within about 4.4 million miles of Earth (7 million kilometers) at 8:05 a.m. ET on Friday, NASA says. And while a few million miles sounds like a lot of room, it’s actually a pretty close pass when you’re talking about the vastness of space. Other asteroids have passed closer to Earth than Florence, but few have been this big.

Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/31/us/asteroid-florence-earth-fly-by-trnd/index.html

There is another one being anticipated that will pass by earth on October 12, 2017 which is named as 2012 TC4 but this time this is much closer than Florence and an astronomer is suggesting that it may be “a possible impactor.” Let’s read the story from spacedaily.com:

Will Asteroid 2012 TC4 Hit Earth in October 2017

by Tomasz Nowakowski for Astrowatch

Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 17, 2015

Asteroid 2012 TC4 as seen by the Remanzacco Observatory team of Ernesto Guido, Giovanni Sostero, Nick Howes on Oct. 9, 2012.

On Oct. 12, 2017, the asteroid 2012 TC4 is slated to whizz by Earth dangerously close. The exact distance of its closest approach is uncertain, as well as its size. Based on observations in October 2012 when the space rock missed our planet, astronomers estimate that its size could vary from 12 to 40 meters. The meteor that exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in February 2013, injuring 1,500 people and damaging over 7,000 buildings, was about 20 meters wide.

THUS, THE IMPACT OF 2012 TC4 COULD BE EVEN MORE DEVASTATING. “IT IS SOMETHING TO KEEP AN EYE ON,” Judit Gyorgyey-Ries, astronomer at the University of Texas’ McDonald Observatory, told astrowatch.net. “We could see an airburst maybe broken windows, depending on where it hits.

The house-sized asteroid was discovered on Oct. 4, 2012 by the Pan-STARRS observatory in Hawaii. Week later, it gave Earth a close shave when it passed the planet at the distance of 0.247 LD (lunar distance), or 94,800 km. 2012 TC4 is an elongated and rapidly rotating object and has been known to make many close approaches to Earth in the past. Now, the scientists try to determine the exact path of 2017 fly-by and the probability of a possible impact.

“It has a 0.00055% cumulative chance that it will hit,” Gyorgyey-Ries said. “The fact that the MOID [minimum orbit intersection distance] is only 0.079 LD flags it as A POSSIBLE IMPACTOR

As of Apr. 12, 2015, there are 1572 potentially hazardous asteroids (PHA) detected. None of the known PHAs is on a collision course with our planet, ALTHOUGH ASTRONOMERS ARE FINDING NEW ONES ALL THE TIME.

Source: http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Will_Asteroid_2012_TC4_Hit_Earth_in_October_2017_999.html

Here is one professional observation backed up with data proving the increase in fireballs and asteroids in recent years:

NASA space data supports citizens’ observations: Meteor fireballs are increasing dramatically

Dr. M.A. Rose
Sott.net
Sat, 09 Jan 2016 20:05 UTC

Well, the results are in, and the answer is simple: comparing 2014 to 2013, the frequency of fireballs increased by 120%Comparing 2015 to 2014, fireballs increased by 20%. That is a significant increase, and it should be generating a lot of attention. If it is, then it’s being done very quietly behind closed doorsNumber of Fireballs (USA).pngNear Earth Asteroids NASA Data.pngSource: https://www.sott.net/article/309988-NASA-space-data-supports-citizens-observations-Meteor-fireballs-are-increasing-dramatically#

The author said that the increase in fireballs and near earth asteroids “should be generating a lot of attention” and that “If it is, then it’s being done very quietly behind closed doors.” What do you think is “being done quietly behind closed doors” by the terrified nations with such news concerning these signs in the heaven? The answer is in the next verse in Jeremiah chapter 10:

For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. (Jeremiah 10:3)

Well, this is where the “Christmas tree” interpretation comes into the picture. But is it really pertaining to a Christmas tree or a curved idol to say the least? Let’s then define some words for better understanding:

customs – in Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon can also mean ordinance, statute

In the dictionary:

  • ordinance –  an authoritative order; a decree.
  • statute – an act of a corporation or of its founder intended as a permanent rule

cut – in Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon, it can also be defined as “to cut or make a covenant”; in Strong’s Concordance it is defined as, “to covenant; make a bargain”

tree – in Strong’s Concordance it can also be defined as a “carpenter”

carpenter – in the dictionary means a person who builds or repairs wooden structures, as houses, scaffolds, or shelving.

forest – in Strong’s Concordance: from an unused root probably meaning “to thicken with verdure (a condition of freshness).”

workman – in the dictionary means, fabricator of any material, carpenter, mason, artificer, craftsman, worker

artificer – a person who is skillful or clever in devising ways of making things; inventor.

axe – in Strong’s Concordance: from an unused root meaning “to hew”

hew: to cut a large piece out of rock, stone, or another hard material in a rough way

Paraphrasing verse 3 using the defined words, we can read it this way:

For the authoritative order or decree and act of a corporation or of its founder are vain: for one make a covenant and make a bargain with a carpenter to thicken with verdure (i.e., a condition of freshness), the work of the hands of the fabricator of any material, carpenter, mason, artificer who is skillful or clever in devising ways of making things, i.e., inventor, craftsman, worker, to hew or cut a large piece out of rock, stone, or another hard material in a rough way.

Are we making any sense here? Why would the carpenter have to thicken the structure he will construct? And why is there a need for an inventor? Let’s continue further:

They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. (Jeremiah 10:4)

deck – in Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon: to beautify

silver – in Strong’s Concordance: by implication money

gold – in Strong’s Concordance: from an unused root meaning to shimmer

shimmer – shine with a soft tremulous light (synonym: sparkle, glisten, gleam)

fasten – Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon: to strengthen, harden

nails – in Strong’s Concordance: from H5568; a peg

peg – a pin of wood or other material driven or fitted into something, as to fasten parts together.

move – in Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon: wobble; in Strong’s Concordance: waver, stumble

waver – shake with a quivering motion, become unsteady or unreliable,

Let’s paraphrase this time verse 4:

They beautify it with their money to sparkle and shine with a soft tremulous light; they strengthen and harden it with peg to fasten parts together and with hammers, so that it will not shake with a quivering motion or become unsteady or unreliable.

Now let’s continue with verse 5:

They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good. (Jeremiah 10:5)

speak – in Strong’s Concordance: to subdue: – answer, rehearse

In the dictionary:

subdue –  to conquer and bring into subjection; to bring under control especially by an exertion of the will

rehearse – mentally prepare or recite (words one intends to say).

needs – in Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon: to be lifted up, to be taken away, be carried off, advance

borne – the same as the Hebrew word for “needs” which is transliterated as “nasa”

go – in Strong’s Concordance: to hurl, run over

In the dictionary:

hurl – to throw down with violence

run over – means, knock down

Paraphrasing verse 5:

They (referring to the structure built by the mason, inventor, craftsman and worker) are upright as the palm tree, but the information about it is subdued wherein it is under control especially by an exertion of the will in which they rehearse and mentally prepare the words they intend to say: they must be lifted up, be taken away or be carried off in advance, because they cannot be thrown down with violence or knocked down. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

Let’s put up everything together:

Hear the message that the Lord has spoken to you, house of Israel. This is what the Lord says: “Don’t learn the way of the nations, and don’t be terrified by signs in the heavens, though the nations are terrified of them. 

For the authoritative order or decree and act of a corporation and of its founder are vain: for one make a covenant and make a bargain with a carpenter to thicken with verdure (i.e., a condition of freshness), the work of the hands of the fabricator of any material, carpenter, mason, artificer who is skillful or clever in devising ways of making things, i.e., inventor, craftsman, worker, to hew or cut a large piece out of rock, stone, or another hard material in a rough way.

They beautify it with their money and with gold to shimmer; they strengthen and harden it with peg to fasten parts together and with hammers, so that it will not shake with a quivering motion or become unsteady or unreliable.

They (referring to the structure built by the mason, inventor, craftsman and worker) are upright as the palm tree, but the information about it is subdued wherein it is under control especially by an exertion of the will in which they rehearse and mentally prepare the words they intend to say: they must be lifted up, be taken away or be carried off in advance, because they cannot be thrown down with violence or knocked down. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

Just imagine this: The nations are terrified in the signs in the heavens and they will build a Christmas tree as what we first believed? That’s a complete non-sense! Why will the nations build a Christmas tree if they are seeing terrifying sight in the heavens? It just doesn’t make any sense. Now after reading those paraphrased thought in Jeremiah, let’s consider what the corporations and the nations of this world are building in preparation for a catastrophic end of the world scenario:

Billionaire bunkers: How the 1% are preparing for the apocalypse

By Elizabeth Stamp, CNN

Updated 0841 GMT (1641 HKT) April 13, 2017

(CNN) Say “doomsday bunker” and most people would imagine a concrete room filled with cots and canned goods.

The threat of global annihilation may feel as present as it did during the Cold War, but today’s high-security shelters could not be more different from their 20th-century counterparts.

A number of companies around the world are meeting a growing demand for structures that protect from any risk, whether it’s a global pandemic, an asteroid, or World War III — while also delivering luxurious amenities.

“Your father or grandfather’s bunker was not very comfortable,” says Robert Vicino, a real estate entrepreneur and CEO of Vivos, a company he founded that builds and manages high-end shelters around the world.

“They were gray. They were metal, like a ship or something military. And the truth is mankind cannot survive long-term in such a Spartan, bleak environment.”

Doomsday demand

Many of the world’s elite, including hedge fund managers, sports stars and tech executives (Bill Gates is rumored to have bunkers at all his properties) have chosen to design their own secret shelters to house their families and staff.

Gary Lynch, general manager of Texas-based Rising S Company, says 2016 sales for their custom high-end underground bunkers grew 700% compared to 2015, while overall sales have grown 300% since the November US presidential election alone.

The company’s plate steel bunkers, which are designed to last for generations, can hold a minimum of one year’s worth of food per resident and withstand earthquakes.

But while some want to bunker down alone, others prefer to ride out the apocalypse in a community setting that offers an experience a bit closer to the real world.

Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/20/luxury/doomsday-luxury-bunkers/index.html

Here is another video this time from another mainstream media, CNBC:

Let’s consider another mainstream media, this time of the rich and famous, i.e., the Forbes website:

Billionaire Bunkers: Exclusive Look Inside the World’s Largest Planned Doomsday Escape

JUNE 12, 2015 @ 10:27 AM

The expansive shelter is located in Germany and is one of the most fortified and massive underground survival shelters on Earth…

The above-ground facilities are equally as impressive, including several office buildings, barracks for a hundred, a power plant, fuel storage, railroad spurs complete with a train depot for repairs, guard buildings, and warehouses, all within an impenetrable perimeter wall, complete with military concertina coils. Once the gates are locked, the only way in or out of the property is by helicopter.

The original cost of the complex was estimated at over 200 million Euros, with a replacement value of approximately 1 billion Euros. The shelter is currently in turnkey operational condition ready for the common area and private living quarters improvements to outfit the underground complex for a select number of families.

Additionally, the shelter will include a collection of zoological species, an archive for the most precious artifacts and treasures of the world, a DNA Vault to preserve and protect the genomes of millions of donors, and a modern day “Hall of Records”, to autonomously survive virtually any catastrophe or disaster for several years. Vivos will retrofit, equip, furnish, stock, supply and convert this complex into a state-of-the-art, contemporary complex…

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Once each member’s private accommodations are completed, furnished and fully outfitted, their respective quarters will be locked and secured, limiting access to their families and staff prior to lockdown; while Vivos will operate and maintain all common areas (under and above-ground) pending a catastrophic event.

Members will arrive at their own discretion, prior to lockdown, landing their private planes at nearby airports. Vivos helicopters will then be deployed to rendezvous with each member group, and safely fly them back to the shelter compound, behind the sealed gates from the general public. Members will then enter the shelter and access their private quarters. Each family will pay a base amount for their respective living quarter’s area, along with their fair share of the ongoing stand-by costs for operational management, staffing, taxes, insurance, maintenance, utilities, and restocking as needed.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimdobson/2015/06/12/billionaire-bunkers-exclusive-look-inside-the-worlds-largest-planned-doomsday-escape/#29529813306f

The Billionaire and their family members will be lifted up and carried away in advance to this bunker as stated in Jeremiah 10:5. Now consider also the other websites below for further proof of the preparations being made:

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Consider the structure they built as illustrated above, are they not upright as a palm tree as indicated in Jeremiah 10:5? Search for it in the internet and you will find that the Chinese and Russian governments have the same bunker projects for themselves as well as preparation for something cataclysmic. The billionaire elites even have a “Doomsday Maps of the World“!

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The nations are so terrified of the signs in the heavens that they even built a Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway which they appropriately call as the “Doomsday” seed vault. 

These things are all connected to a prophecy in Revelation chapter 6:

And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; (Revelation 6:15)

What is the main reason why they plan to hide in the bunkers? Is it because of a nuclear World War 3? No, it is because of what they have been observing in the heavens!

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. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.  (Revelation 6:13-14)

The billionaire elites and leaders of this world have been preparing for this cataclysmic event:

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth. And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited. Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the Lord of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously. (Isaiah 24:21-23)

It’s difficult to comprehend the hard truth but the government of this world knows what lies in the very immediate future but would not speak of it (Jeremiah 10:5). If we will base our thought process from Bible prophecy, the main concern of the leaders of this world is actually not nuclear war, but it revolves around the sign in the heavens! There is something out there that bothers them which causes the abnormal weather patterns and weird anomalies in the sky.

Think on this thing: Why would the United States of America prepare for what is coming in the heavens? Read thoroughly with your own eyes the Executive Order written and signed by then former President Barack Obama on October 13, 2016. Below is an excerpt of that Executive Order:

Executive Order — Coordinating Efforts to Prepare the Nation for Space Weather Events

EXECUTIVE ORDER
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COORDINATING EFFORTS TO PREPARE
THE NATION FOR SPACE WEATHER EVENTS

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to prepare the Nation for space weather events, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Policy. Space weather events, in the form of solar flares, solar energetic particles, and geomagnetic disturbances, occur regularly, some with measurable effects on critical infrastructure systems and technologies, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), satellite operations and communication, aviation, and the electrical power grid. Extreme space weather events — those that could significantly degrade critical infrastructure — could disable large portions of the electrical power grid, resulting in cascading failures that would affect key services such as water supply, healthcare, and transportation. Space weather has the potential to simultaneously affect and disrupt health and safety across entire continents. Successfully preparing for space weather events is an all-of-nation endeavor that requires partnerships across governments, emergency managers, academia, the media, the insurance industry, non-profits, and the private sector.

It is the policy of the United States to prepare for SPACE WEATHER EVENTS to MINIMIZE the extent of economic loss and HUMAN HARDSHIP.

Source: https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2016/10/13/executive-order-coordinating-efforts-prepare-nation-space-weather-events

It seems that only the PCG ministry and the other COG groups are not preparing for what’s coming in the heavens because of sheer ignorance. Their eyes are still fixated on their idea of a strong man in Europe to bring havoc to this world. They can argue all day long among themselves that those signs in the heavens are just a hoax or some type of a crazy idea but that doesn’t change the cold truth – the world in general is now anticipating for something to appear in the heavens!

If nuclear war is the imminent threat to the society, then why did former President Barack Obama just made an Executive Order addressing such nuclear threat? Because the government of this world is seeing a different threat to humanity as a whole and that is found in the heavens!

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. (Luke 21:25-26)

We can now clearly see the connection of Jeremiah’s prophecy with that written by Luke in chapter 21:

Hear the message that the Lord has spoken to you, house of Israel. This is what the Lord says: “Don’t learn the way of the nations, and don’t be terrified by signs in the heavens, though the nations are terrified of them. (Jeremiah 10:1-2, ISV)

As a result of that Executive Order last October 13, 2016, the EARTHEX 2017 was formed and it stands for Emergency All-sector Response Transnational Hazard Exercise™  which was conducted last August 23, 2017 that anticipates a “black sky event” scenario.

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Moreover, the US Department of Homeland Security declared September as the National Preparedness Month and this is the Weekly Themes for this 2017:

  • Week 1:  September 1-9                        Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends
  • Week 2:  September 10-16                    Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community
  • Week 3:  September 17-23                    Practice and Build Out Your Plans
  • Week 4:  September 24-30                    Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger

Another US government arm, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) conducted an exercise called Cascadia Rising last June 2016 to prepare the people through disaster simulation.

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Are you ready for what’s coming toward earth from the heavens? The nations are terrified in the signs in the heaven and they believe that something is coming because the powers of heaven is being shaken. The question is: Do you believe it?

THE REVELATION 12 SIGN

The author of the Trumpet article, “The Great American Solar Eclipse of August 21—A Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy?” have tried to tone down any significance the solar eclipse of August 21 may offer. The so called Revelation 12 sign also did not escape his very watchful and critical eyes:

Revelation 12 Sign = September 23, 2017 Alignment?

Scott Clarke of ERF Ministries believes the eclipse is intimately connected to a September 23 astronomical alignment involving the constellations Virgo and Leo, along with Mercury, Mars, Venus and Jupiter. On that date, Jupiter will exit the lower part of Virgo (the virgin) in a way that Clarke says fulfills the “man child” of Revelation 12 being birthed by the woman. He says Regulus and the other stars of Leo—along with the other three visible planets—comprise the “crown of twelve stars” that Revelation 12:1 says will be upon the travailing woman’s head. “You’ve got this epic solar eclipse over America,” he says, “and it’s happening right at Regulus, in Leo the Lion—the constellation. There are twelve constellations. It could happen anywhere, but it’s happening in the constellation of the king, meaning the return of the king!”

The Internet’s vast array of articles and videos on these topics have been viewed by millions of religiously minded individuals. And although the writers and speakers generally allow themselves wiggle room—stressing that the eclipse could be or might be a heavenly signal—a significant percentage of their audience believes it is indeed an apocalyptic sign. The euphoria and rapture on display in the comments sections make this clear.

Are these individuals right? Is it true that the August 21 eclipse is connected to biblically prophesied events?…

Is ‘Virgo’ Made By God?

Also relevant to this discussion, and especially to Scott Clarke’s theory, is that the Zodiac constellations such as Virgo and Leo were not anthropomorphized, zoomorphized and given their modern names by the Creator God.

Of course, God created the stars and grouped them together into constellations, as seen from Earth (Job 38:1, 31-33). But it was not God who decided that the configuration of stars between 152.75 and 180 degrees of celestial longitude look like a woman. It wasn’t Him who determined that the group spanning 120 to 150 degrees of celestial longitude have the appearance of a lion. And He did not name those groupings Virgo and Leo.

To look at a group of stars and perceive a woman requires both imagination and pareidolia, a psychological phenomenon in which the mind fills in the blanks to see a familiar pattern where none actually exists. After removing the man-made lines that connect the dots, the star cluster commonly called Virgo looks as much like a salamander or a skydiver as it does a woman

Some have feebly argued that since Job 26 says a constellation called the “crooked serpent” and other heavenly bodies are “parts of God’s ways” that it means the Creator uses the Zodiac to teach men about His plan. But it is important to note that after the long discussion between Job and his companions ends, God dismisses everything the men said during it—everything recorded in chapters 3 through 37, including Job’s “crooked serpent” statement—as “words without knowledge” (Job 38:1-2).

Source: https://www.thetrumpet.com/16097-the-great-american-solar-eclipse-of-august-21-a-fulfillment-of-bible-prophecy

Jeremiah Jacques was too hasty to pull the trigger on the constellation subject by dismissing “chapters 3 to 37, including Job’s ‘crooked serpent’ statement—as ‘words without knowledge’ (Job 38:1-2).” Well let’s pick up some random verse from the chapters that he mentioned:

But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding. (Job 32:8)

Can we consider this verse from Job chapter 32 as “words without knowledge”? Well for his information, Mr. Armstrong used this verse on page 6 of his pamphlet, “What Science Can’t Discover About the Human Mind” to explain the difference of the human mind from the animal brain. Is he now saying that Mr. Armstrong was wrong when he quoted from one of the chapters which Jeremiah Jacques grouped as “words without knowledge”? Let’s further consider what Mr. Armstrong wrote concerning the book of Job:

WHY Must Men Suffer?

by Herbert W. Armstrong

The Good News November 1952 (re-printed The Plain Truth October 1957, Tomorrow’s World December 1969, The Plain Truth January 1973)

God Enters the Argument

Finally, after all these long conversations run themselves out, God Himself takes a hand in the conversation.

Now we begin to see WHY this affliction had come to Job.

“Then the Eternal answered Job out of a storm, saying: “‘Who darkens MY DESIGN with a cloud of thoughtless words? Confront me like a man; come, answer these My questions'” (Job 38:1-3)…

“‘Can you bind up the Pleiades [cluster of stars] in a cluster, or loose the chains of Orion? Can you direct the signs of the Zodiac, or guide the constellations of the Bear? Can you control the skies? Can you prescribe their sway over the earth?'”

God does all these things. How MIGHTY is God! And how little, how weak, how impotent and insignificant is man-yes, even the most righteous man, Job! How Job must have begun to shrivel up in his own estimation! Smaller and smaller Job shrank, as God continued. Job didn’t seem so important, now!

For emphasis, Mr. Armstrong quoted verses 31 through 33 wherein God challenged Job:

Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? (Job 38:31-32)

Mazzaroth – from Strong’s Concordance: constellation, perhaps collectively the zodiac; from Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon: the 12 signs of the Zodiac and their 36 constellations

Arcturus – in Strong’s Concordance: the constellation of the Great Bear

Jeremiah Jacques may have tried to dismiss “chapters 3 to 37, including Job’s ‘crooked serpent’ statement—as ‘words without knowledge’ (Job 38:1-2)” but how will he then explain verses 31 to 32 of Job chapter 38 when he wrote that the familiar pattern in the constellations actually does not exist, so according to him, “after removing the man-made lines that connect the dots, the star cluster commonly called Virgo looks as much like a salamander or a skydiver as it does a woman.” So we can then deduce that the constellation Orion does not have a belt or a cord after all, so why would God insist on loosing it? Even the constellation of the Great Bear does not even resemble a bear, it looked like a giraffe to me or any other animal for that matter! God even said that it has sons! Yet they are just cluster of stars!

Do we then make God a liar? Of course not! The kind of argument that Jeremiah Jacques presented will not change what God has already set in the heavens. To God, it is the Great Bear constellation and it does have sons. The question Jeremiah should ask himself is: Can he fathom the depth of God’s understanding and counsel? All the more he and the rest of the PCG ministry appear so ignorant like Job!

Because of the evident self righteousness among the PCG ministers and their writers, it is their words that is without knowledge!

The Mazzaroth, i.e., the constellations, the zodiac in the heavens were created by the Almighty God, thus they are rooted in Him as stated in Job chapter 38, and not in paganism as Jeremiah Jacques would like us to believe.  How does he think navigators know where true North is at night unless they consider both the Great Bear (also known as Big Dipper, Ursa Major) and the Little Bear (also known as Little Dipper, Ursa Minor)?

Ursa Minor has traditionally been important for navigation, particularly by mariners, because of Polaris being the North Star.

As for the name Virgo and Leo, the Trumpet author wrote that it was not God who named the groupings of the cluster of stars Virgo and Leo. Yes that is true, but what he failed to mention is that, those same cluster of stars or constellations have a Hebrew counterpart names which is Bethulah and Arieh from the Mazzaroth!

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The Trumpet writer should have done a thorough research on Mazzaroth which he can by reading from the book, “Mazzaroth: or the Constellations” written by Frances Rolleston and published in London on 1862.

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He even failed to mention that it was God who originally gave the names of the constellations:

He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. (Psalm 147:4)

To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth. (Isaiah 40:25-26)

Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south. (Job 9:9)

These are their Hebrew names:

  • Arcturus – Ayish
  • Orion – Kesiyl
  • Pleiades – Kiymah

Look at what the PCG even wrote in their Trumpet website which will debunk Jeremiah Jacques’ claim regarding the naming of Virgo and Leo:

Scientist, Astronomer, Mathematician—and Father of Nations

Chief Scientist of the Chaldeans

Now consider the record of the ancient Babylonian historian Berossus: “In the tenth generation after the Flood, there was among the Chaldeans a man righteous and great, and skillful in the celestial science.” While Berossus doesn’t give this great scientist a name, the first-century Jewish historian Josephus tells us Berossus was writing about Abraham, the same man recorded by the Bible.

Josephus mentions that the Greek historian Hecatæus of Abdera wrote an entire book of the accomplishments of Abraham (Antiquities of the Jews, Book 1, Chapter vii). Since Hecatæus was a scholar during the time of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt, it can be assumed that his book on Abraham was lost when the royal Library of Alexandria was burned.

There is even an ancient Jewish hymn cited by Clement of Alexandria about “a certain unique man, an offshoot from far back of the race of the Chaldeans.” This man was “knowledgeable about the path of the star and how the movement of the sphere goes around the Earth, both in circular fashion, but each on its own axis.” The poem related that this scientist of the Chaldeans was the only man of his era to see Zeus, “the ruler of mortal men.”

Of course, ancient Greek poets tended to call the chief god of any religion by the name Zeus. The fact that this poem speaks of a Chaldean scientist who had a special relationship with “the mighty God” isn’t coincidence!

The fourth-century Roman historian Eusebius cited an earlier source by a man named Eupolemus: Concerning the Jews of Assyria. Quoting this source, Eusebius says Abraham “surpassed all men in nobility and wisdom, who was also the inventor of astronomy and the Chaldaic art, and pleased God well by his zeal towards religion.”

As a young man, Abraham “determined to renew and to change the opinion all men happened then to have concerning God; for he was the first that ventured to publish this notion, that there was but one God, the Creator of the Universe” (Josephus, op cit).

Abraham was teaching the people of Chaldea about the one true Creator!

Source: https://www.thetrumpet.com/14011-scientist-astronomer-mathematician-and-father-of-nations

Upon reading that article, the author Andrew Miller has proven that Abraham was the one who taught astronomy to the Chaldeans! Does the study of the constellations now become pagan? But of course they would have given Chaldean names to all the constellations although Abraham was the one who taught them about it, right? What ever names the constellations are being called now, the clustering of the stars remained the same and that knowledge came from Abraham who learned it from the one true Creator of the universe!

Look closely at the articles written by Dennis Leap, Jeremiah Jacques and the one discussed by Stephen Flurry in his radio program, they all serve one purpose – to scoff at the idea of the promise of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. (2 Peter 3:3-4)

The word “scoffers” can also be defined in Strong’s Concordance as “FALSE TEACHERS” and this is referring to people inside God’s own Church who bring in damnable heresies like making an odd piece of rock to become the NEW STONE OF DESTINY (2 Peter 2:1). They scoff and deride the coming of Jesus Christ because they think “all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” They don’t know the SIGNS OF THE TIMES just like the Pharisees who were already speaking with the Son of God in the flesh, they didn’t acknowledge Jesus Christ as their prophesied Messiah (Matthew 16:3). The same is true for these FALSE TEACHERS in this last end, they also don’t acknowledge Christ coming in the flesh through His two witnesses. Now, just like their predecessor, these FALSE TEACHERS among the PCG ministry have been given by God the SIGN OF JONAH (Matthew 16:4; Zechariah 3:2, 8)

But they deliberately ignore the fact that long ago the heavens existed and the earth was formed by God’s word out of water and with water, by which the world at that time was deluged with water and destroyed. (2 Peter 3:5-6, International Standard Version)

We know that the apostle Peter was talking about the time of Noah when God sent a great flood and the people in the known world perished. Noah with his family was the only people who were saved from that overflowing watery destruction. But Peter continued his analogy:

Now by that same word, the present heavens and earth have been reserved for fire and are being kept for the day when ungodly people will be judged and destroyed. (2 Peter 3:7, International Standard Version)

From the English Standard Version

But by the same word (this is referring to what God gave to Noah) the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

From Barnes Commentary:

Are kept in store – Greek, “Are treasured up.” The allusion in the Greek word is to anything that is treasured up, or reserved for future use. The apostle does not say that this is the only purpose for which the heavens and the earth are preserved, but that this is one object, or this is one aspect in which the subject may be viewed. They are like treasure reserved for future use.

Reserved unto fire – Reserved or kept to be burned up. See the notes at 2 Peter 3:10. The first mode of destroying the world was by water, the next will be by fire. That the world would at some period be destroyed by fire was a common opinion among the ancient philosophers, especially the Greek Stoics…

Against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly menThe world was destroyed by a flood on account of the wickedness of its inhabitants. It would seem from this passage that it will be destroyed by fire with reference to the same cause; at least, that its destruction by fire will involve the perdition of wicked men. It cannot be inferred from this passage that the world will be as wicked at the general conflagration as it was in the time of Noah; but the idea in the mind of Peter seems to have been, that in the destruction of the world by fire the perdition of the wicked will be involved, or will at that time occur. It also seems to be implied that the fire will accomplish an important agency in that destruction, as the water did on the old world... All that the passage essentially teaches is, that the world is reserved now with reference to such a consummation by fire; that is, that there are elements kept in store that may be enkindled into an universal conflagration, and that such a conflagration will be attended with the destruction of the wicked.

Is there any reference here to the 2 1/2 years Great Tribulation in judging the wicked? There is NONE! Only the Day of the Lord which involves the present HEAVEN and the EARTH as mentioned by the apostle Peter being “reserved for fire and are being kept for the day when ungodly people will be judged and destroyed.”

Is there any reference to the nuclear World War 3 that will be triggered by the King of the South Iran in which the King of the North Germany will come against him like a whirlwind and then counting a few days will come the Great Tribulation with a devastating nuclear World War 3 for two and a half years? There is NONE indicated BEFORE the Day of the Lord. Is what is happening in Iran or Germany or North Korea or even Russia and China a concern? What we should be concerned about is, what is happening in the heavens because it is already being shaken by God! The governments of this world is concerned about it as well. The Executive Order given by then President Barack Obama concerning these things is enough proof that the leaders are more concerned to what is happening in the heavens. The governments of this world are already preparing for a global cataclysm and its not nuclear. It’s out there in the heavens!

Now the likes of Jeremiah Jacques, Stephen Flurry, Dennis Leap and the rest of the PCG ministry who darken God’s counsel should be asked of this same question:

Do you know the laws of the universe and HOW THE HEAVENS INFLUENCE THE EARTH? (Job 38:33, The Living Bible)

What? The laws of the universe include how the heavens have an influence on the earth! This is further proven from different Bible commentaries.

From Barnes Commentary:

Canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth? – That is, “dost thou assign the dominion of the heavens over the earth?” The reference is, undoubtedly, to the influence of the heavenly bodies upon sublunary objects. The exact extent of that cannot be supposed to have been known in the days of Job, and it is probable that much more was ascribed to the influence of the stars on human affairs than the truth would justify. Nor is its extent now known. It is known that the moon has an influence over the tides of the ocean; it may be that it has to some extent over the weather; and it is not impossible that the other heavenly bodies may have some effect on the changes observed in the earth which is not understood. Whatever it is, it was and is all known to God, and the idea here is, that it was a proof of his immense superiority over man.

Clarke Commentary:

Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? – Art thou a thorough astronomer? Art thou acquainted with all the laws of the planetary system? Canst thou account for the difference of their motions, and the influence by which they are retained and revolve in their orbits? And canst thou tell what influence or dominion they exercise on the earth?

Geneva Study Bible

Can you cause the heavenly bodies to have any power over the earthly bodies?

Wesley’s Explanatory Notes

Ordinances – The laws which are firmly established concerning their order, motion, or rest, and their powerful influences upon this lower world. Didst thou give these laws? Or dost thou perfectly know them? Canst thou – Manage and over rule their influences.

It is now quite crystal clear in verse 33 with the aid of some Bible translations and commentaries that the heavenly bodies have a direct influence over our own planet earth as part of the laws governing the physical universe. It is a law set by God in motion! THIS IS THE ROOT CAUSE FOR THE EFFECTS WE ARE SEEING WITH THE ABNORMAL WEATHER PATTERNS AND ANOMALIES IN THE SKY! THE LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE DICTATE THAT HEAVENLY BODIES WILL HAVE AN INFLUENCE ON THE EARTH! This will explain why there are so many catastrophic weather phenomenon happening around the world because the heavens have already been shaken by God!

See to it that you do not refuse [to listen to] Him who is speaking [to you now]. For if those [sons of Israel] did not escape when they refused [to listen to] him who warned them on earth [revealing God’s will], how much less will we escape if we turn our backs on Him who warns from heaven? His voice shook the earth [at Mount Sinai] then, but now He has given a promise, saying, Yet once more I will shake not only the earth, but also the [starry] heaven.” Now this [expression], “Yet once more,” indicates the removal and final transformation of all those things which can be shaken—that is, of that which has been created—so that those things which cannot be shaken may remainTherefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, and offer to God pleasing service and acceptable worship with reverence and awe; for our God is [indeed] a consuming fire. (Hebrews 12:25-29, Amplified Bible Translation)

God is now speaking to us through those heavenly signs. The only thing He wanted was those things which cannot be shaken may remain. What is it that should remain?

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness,  (2 Peter 3:9-11, English Standard Version)

That is what God wants to remain in His people as He shakes the heavens and the earth, and that is, HOLINESS and GODLINESS through repentance toward Him. The shaking of the heavens above which have an influence on the earth below is an act of MERCY from our Heavenly Creator! God set the laws of the universe in motion for that purpose.

Now those same laws were revealed by God to Abraham and consequently He allowed that same knowledge to be passed on to the Chaldeans. Then fast forward to the 16th century, a German astronomer named Johannes Kepler discovered the three major laws of planetary motion which now became the basis of a computer application Stellarium from which Scott Clarke have utilized in discovering this now famous Revelation 12 planetary alignment.

Sign in heaven

Another system one can use is the Solar System Scope which offers “online 3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky in real time – the Sun, planets, dwarf planets, comets, stars and constellations.”

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The mainstream Christianity of the world is currently glued and in a frenzied state due to the supposed celestial alignment in the heaven as depicted in Revelation chapter 12. The word “wonder” can also be defined as “SIGN” from Thayer’s Lexicon, so we can read the verse this way:

And there appeared a great SIGN in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

We know that this prophecy has a spiritual context which we have already written about in the Revelation 12 series: “Revelation 12: A Woman Clothed with the SUN (Part 1)

But we know that Bible prophecy is always dual in nature so we will now consider the physical aspect of this prophecy, i.e., the great physical sign in the heaven. We have already proven that God created the firmament in the heaven primarily as a SIGN, then the secondary purpose is “for seasons, and for days, and years” (Genesis 1:14)

That sign in heaven in Revelation 12 can actually provide us with a specific season, day and year thanks to the modern technology wherein we can see the alignment of our physical sun, moon, stars, and planets that indicates a specific day and year.

But we must not be too hasty to conclude as do others who think, that the season, days and year in the Revelation 12 sign corresponds already to the actual event being anticipated, which in this case, the mainstream Christianity believes that the RAPTURE and the return of Jesus Christ to this earth will occur. Let us make things clear, there is no such word as “rapture” in the Bible and you will NEVER ever find that word from the original Greek.

Many people in the mainstream so called Christian of this world have been looking forward to this great SIGN in the heaven which they have dated to occur on September 23, 2017 because they think it’s their “rapture.” No “rapture” will happen on that date that’s for sure.

Apparently, this is a great sign in the heaven that made the whole world to marvel, but it is NOT YET the actual fulfillment of the anticipated return of Jesus Christ to this earth. It will still take a sliver of time before the actual fulfillment happens. Signs though are important because it helps to give us an information of the upcoming event as a means to communicate the approaching actual fulfillment of the anticipated occurrence. Let’s illustrate this point by considering the wise men from the east who followed the sign in the heaven – A STAR!

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. (Matthew 2:1-2)

The word “wise men” is G3097 from Strong’s Concordance: Of foreign origin; A Magian, that is, Oriental scientist

So these “wise men from the east” were actually Oriental SCIENTISTS or simply put, they were ASTRONOMERS since they study the heavenly bodies.

From Wikipedia:

An astronomer is a SCIENTIST in the field of astronomy who concentrates their studies on a specific question or field outside the scope of Earth. They look at stars, planets, moons, comets and galaxies, as well as many other celestial objects — either in observational astronomy

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronomer

Noticed that? The so called “wise men” were NOT astrologers, they were ASTRONOMERS – SCIENTISTS in the field of ASTRONOMY. The heavenly sign, i.e., THE STAR they saw was actually seen a couple of years prior to the actual birth of the Messiah. Remember that Herod asked these Oriental ASTRONOMERS of the time WHEN they first saw the star?

Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared(Matthew 2:7)

But notice what Herod did which provides us the time element of how long these ASTRONOMERS FROM THE EAST traveled just to reach Bethlehem.

Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men(Matthew 2:16)

The ASTRONOMERS traveled a great distance FROM THE EAST where they came from and it took them TWO YEARS to reach Bethlehem! And what was their purpose in following that heavenly sign in Bethlehem? TO WORSHIP JESUS CHRIST!

And when they (the ASTRONOMERS FROM THE EAST) were come into the house, they (the ASTRONOMERS FROM THE EAST) 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. (Matthew 2:11)

The ASTRONOMERS FROM THE EAST worshiped the YOUNG CHILD, Jesus Christ! It means that these men from the east knew the one true God and His prophecies! For emphasis, TWO YEARS prior to the actual birth of their Messiah, they have already seen from the east where they live the sign in heaven – A STAR! This simply means that the great sign in heaven as depicted in Revelation chapter 12 through the planetary conjunction is not yet the actual date of the most anticipated return of the King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus Christ to this earth. (For a thorough understanding of the subject please view the video below)

But we may ask ourselves: Do we really need to consider these supposed great sign in the heaven? To answer that, let’s go back to the history of the establishment of the Church on June 17, 31 AD.

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place… But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew WONDERS in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Acts 2:1, 17-21)

Why would the apostle Peter mentioned Joel’s prophecy concerning the Day of the Lord by mentioning WONDERS in heaven above even though it is the Day of Pentecost? The reason behind that is, because the Church or the saints would be resurrected during that time when all the heavenly signs and wonders are coming to pass!

The Church even during its inception on June 17, 31 AD was already associating themselves with heavenly signs. So it’s no coincidence today why God is associating His Church in this last end with a great sign or wonder in the heaven.

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shakenAnd then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. (Luke 21:25-28)

The sign in the heaven just gives us a wonderful and a hope-filled marker that OUR REDEMPTION DRAWS NEAR.

 

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