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Jupiter-Saturn and Mercury Triangular Massing, Jan. 2021

Happy New Year everyone! Welcome into 2021 and let’s put 2020 as far back in the rearview mirror as it will go! We covered some good ground with our blog last year and we are opening the New Year by extending  the topic of December’s blog. Of course, we are keeping Jon Nessle and his family in our hearts and prayers for his full recovery from Covid, and believing for his completely successful restoration to health.

If you caught the Jupiter-Saturn Great conjunction last month, this union of the largest planets in our Solar System is certainly an eye-opener for their renown in the history of astronomy. These planetary giants share both individual and common elements in the annuls of Biblical Astronomy, among the most notable of any known planets in our celestial neighborhood. They spent most of 2020 moving ever closer, in Sagittarius and Capricorn, as they neared their appointed 20-year union last December, in regular conjunction. As the New Year opens we find Mercury rising to meet these celestial titans descending into the solar fires of the horizon sunset in mid-January 2021. As Mercury speeds to meet the much slower colossal planetary pair, Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury will appear to pack themselves in the triangular close confines of a 5-degree circle, from Jan. 8th-10th. The pattern of this three-fold planetary massing went from an elongated triangle on Jan. 8th, to a near equilateral triangle on Jan. 10. Jupiter will occupy the top of the triangle as the brightest of the three, with Mercury and Saturn forming the base angles. The sides of the triangle each measure about 2 degrees, as this triangular massing packs closer into about a 2.5 degree circle on Jan. 12th.

Figure 1. Jupiter-Saturn and Mercury in a triangular planetary massing in Capricorn.

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This triangular union of planets takes place in Capricorn, pictured as the Goat with a fish-tail. In the Goat we find the atoning sacrifice of Christ, while in the fish we have the body of believers for whom the sacrifice was made. Brilliant Jupiter (mag. –1.9), med-bright Mercury (-0.9) with dimmer, yellowish Saturn (+0.6) were closest together on Sunday evening (Jan. 10), when Jupiter and perhaps Mercury are visible to the naked eye.1 After Sunday, Saturn recedes into the bright twilight first, trailed by Jupiter fading into the solar glare in mid-Jan. On Jan. 23, Saturn moves behind the Sun closely followed by Jupiter, Jan. 28. A few weeks later, the pair of titans will emerge in the morning light being visible in the predawn eastern night sky. This cyclical planetary renewal in the dawn’s early light as Jupiter and Saturn transition to our sunrise skies, are joined by Mercury, in another triple union before daybreak, as Mercury, Venus and Jupiter meet together on Feb. 13, 2021. The entrance of Venus into this picture is noteworthy as we find in the comparison of celestial signs and planetary unions in 2015, below.

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A recent previous instance of a Jupiter-Mercury massing of planets also took place near Regulus in Leo, in August2015, as seen in Plate 1 below. This shows Jupiter-the King Planet unified with Regulus the king star, declared by Mercury as the Messenger Archangel Gabriel. This reminds us of celestial signs of the birth of Christ, with the triple crowning of the King star Regulus by the King Planet Jupiter in Leo in 3-2 BC, as the archangel Mercury-Gabriel announced the birth of the promised seed-Jesus Christ. This idea was established the day before on August 5th, 2015 with a Venus-Mercury union in Leo, where the messenger Planet Mercury-Gabriel and Venus the Bright and Morning Star met in Leo, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Then on August 6th, we have Jupiter and Mercury meeting at Regulus as seen below.

Plate 1. Jupiter and Mercury with Regulus in Leo 8-6-2015.

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Within 3 weeks prior to this triple union of planets on July 17th, 2015 there was also a Venus-Regulus union in Leo, displaying the union of two natures of Christ in the Bright and Morning Star-Venus along with the King Star-Regulus. This triple planetary union was inserted between 2 Jupiter-Venus conjunctions that opened and closed the month of July in 2015. We have provided a summary of these planetary unions including 3 Jupiter-Venus conjunctions between July-Oct. 2015, linked to the Plate 1 graphic below.

The following day-August 7th, 2015 was a busy day with two separate planetary conjunctions on the same day. First, there was a Jupiter-Mercury conjunction in Leo the Lion, signifying a union of the King Planet with the Messenger Planet Mercury-Gabriel. As the fastest moving planet in its orbit around the Sun, Mercury closed its triangle with Jupiter-Regulus on the 6th of August, until reaching close union with Jupiter the King Planet on the 7th. Later that same day Mercury reached a close conjunction with Regulus-the King Star, forming a tight celestial triangle, in the Lion of Judah. It’s like Gabriel the Messenger archangel declared his support for Christ first as the bright and Morning Star-Venus. Then in its triangular union with Jupiter-Regulus, it supports both the King Planet and the king star. These added elements of Christ were announced by Gabriel together, prior to being singled out by Mercury-Gabriel in individual planetary unions each with Jupiter and Regulus.

This notable day [Aug. 7th, 2015] of dual conjunctions was followed on August 11th, 2015 with a Jupiter-Regulus union in Leo, displaying a unified front between the King Planet and King Star in the Lion of Judah. Once Gabriel had announced the King planet and the King star, then Jupiter-Regulus were cleared to show their individual unity. In the King planet’s regular 12-year [11.86 year] orbit around the Sun, Jupiter enters the constellation Leo every 12 years. With each 7th cycle of Jupiter’s 12-year visit with LeoJupiter shares 2 unions with Regulus, translating into 2 Jupiter-Regulus triple unions every 83 years; [11.86 x 7=83.02]. These are based on the retrograde motion of Jupiter that is visible from earth as a crown circling the King Star on these occasions. As a testament to the Creator’s 7-fold temporal order written in the heavens, when seven of these 83 year Jupiter cycles are calculated, we arrive at a total of 581 years, or 7 x (7×12). The helical rising of Jupiter with Regulus also occurs once every 83 years, during Jupiter’s regular visits to Leo. However, the King Planet does not normally share a triple union with Regulus except when Jupiter is in retrograde motion. As it happens, we were approaching one of Jupiter’s normal unions with Regulus on Aug. 11th, 2015. It has been discerned  that the birth of Christ took place during the seventh 83-year cycle, on the seventh cycle of Jupiter’s seven 83-year cycles. This also coincided with the first day of the holiest 7th month on the Hebrew Calendar, Sept. 11th 3 BC. This first day of Tishri was also Rosh Hashannah/Hebrew New Year’s Day, when all the Kings of Israel and Judah calculated the start of their respective reigns, regardless of when they actually began. With Jesus Christ as the King of Kings, it is fitting that he was born on this key day in the 7th and holiest month on the Creator’s divine Calendar, that also holds the 7th Feast of the Lord, the Feast of Tabernacles; [Lev. 23, Luke 1-2]. God’s precision timing is impeccable.

We must also distinguish the elements of the rulership of Jesus as the King of Kings, from Jesus‘ authority in putting his Kingdom into place, as it parallels the Sufferings and Glory of Christ. This not only accounts for the similarity of celestial signs at Christ’s birth, compared with the signs we are seeing in the present day, that also highlights areas where we can discern how current celestial signs focus on Christ’s glorious Return, when he installs the ironclad authority of his kingdom on earth. Taking into account these two phases of the Advent of the promised seed, first in his sufferings second in his glory, we find the following division along the lines of Jesus’ ministry as seen in the four gospels and the four Cardinal points of the ecliptic:

Sufferings

He came as a Man/Son of Man/Luke/Aquarius
He sacrificed his life/Servant/Mark/ Eagle for Scorpion

Glory

The Son coming in Judgment/Son of God/John/Taurus
The Lion-king of Judah rending his prey/King/Matthew/Leo

Figure 2. The Four Celestial Signs at the four points of the Compass; Man, Eagle, Bull & Lion.

The Four Cardinal Points

As symbolic references to the four quarters of heaven, the 4 unified faces of the living creatures represent the vision of Ezekiel at the river Chebar describing the faces of the living creatures,  matching the signs of the four Cardinal Directions of the heavens, [Ezek. 1:3-11]. As a composite of the celestial narrative, these signs witness to the return of Christ the redeemer, and his judgment on the assembly of the wicked.

Below we find a list of celestial signs and planetary conjunctions from July to October of 2015, which preceded the replay of the Rev. 12:1-2 sign at the birth of Christ on Sept. 11th, 3 BC that showed up again on Sept. 23rd, 2017. The following list dates not only the Jupiter-Venus unions in Leo during the transition from the Hebrew Sabbatical year to the Jubilee year of 2015-16, but other notable planetary unions and heavenly signs in Virgo and Leo forming the Celestial Sphinx during this period:

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June 30th- July 1, 2015 [Jupiter-Venus]
July 17th, 2015 [Venus-Regulus]

July 31st, 2015 [Jupiter-Venus]
August 5th 2015 [Venus-Mercury in Leo]
August 6th, 2015 [Regulus-Jupiter-Mercury in Leo]
August 7th [Jupiter-Mercury in Leo]
August 7th [Mercury-Regulus in Leo]
August 11th 2015
 [Jupiter-Regulus in Leo]
August 29th 2015 [Venus-Mars]
Sept. 13th 2015 [Partial Solar Eclipse]
Sept. 17th 2015 [Sun clothing Virgo with the Moon at her feet]
Sept. 17th 2015 [Mercury-Spica in Virgo]
Sept. 21st 2015 [Hebrew Jubilee Year opens 
on the Day of Atonement]
Sept. 28th 2015 [Final Super Blood Moon, Feast of Trumpets]
October 8th, 2015 [Venus-Regulus in Leo]
October 17th-18th, 2015 [Jupiter-Mars in Leo]
October 21st, 2015 [Orionids Meteor Peak]

October 25-26th, 2015 [Jupiter-Venus]
October 28th, 2015 [Jupiter-Venus, Mars unite in a 1-degree triangular massing] in 2016.
October 29th, 2015 [Mercury -Spica in Virgo]

This impressive parade of planets on the dance card with the King Star-Regulus in August of 2015, gets our attention as it contributes to our understanding not only of the Jupiter-Regulus triple conjunctions marking the birth of Christ, related to the Rev. 12 sign in Virgo, but also how these signs apply to the victorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ in Glory, as seen in the context of the climax of the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015.

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Even as there were key celestial signs that took place exactly two years before the Rev. 12 sign at birth of Christ in 3 BC, so also we find these celestial signs of 2015 showing up exactly 2 years prior to the return of the Rev. 12 sign, Sept. 23rd, 2017. These signs in 7-5 BC are what allowed the Magi to recognize the star signs that marked the birth of Christ, and there may be a similar pattern in play to help us recognize the arrival and installation of Christ’s Kingdom on Earth.

An evident and recurring dual theme in Rev. 12 is not only the birth of the King of Kings, but also the birth of his kingdom of everlasting righteousness. Thus we find clear references to this kingdom, in the authority of he who rules with a rod of iron, symbolized in the king’s scepter-Jupiter. In a previous post [The Blood Moon Tetrad and the Rev. 12 Heavenly Signs] we noted how Jupiter was being “birthed” in Virgo, in the time leading up to the Rev. 12 sign on September 23rd, 2017, as Jupiter exits Virgo’s womb area after 42 weeks in retrograde, a period well within the period of human gestation. This fits with the connotations of the Hebrew word for “rule” in Psalm 110:2, linked with the Talmud’s birth idiom. As this emphasis was evident in the heavens in 3-2 BC, at the birth of Christ, so we also saw a concurrent triple Conjunction of Jupiter-Venus taking place in 2015, all in the sign Leo. A key element of these Jupiter-Venus unions was their alignment with Regulus on the ecliptic in Leo in the summer of 2015, carrying not only the original import of Regulus‘ kingly triple coronation, by Jupiter the king planet, but Jupiter’s marking of Venus the Bright and Morning Star is added also [Rev. 2:27-28]. The planetary symbolism of these conjunctions depict Jupiter-the King planet uniting with Venus-the Bright and Morning Star, in alignment with the star Regulus in Leo the Lion of Judah[Rev. 5:5], over a four-month period in 2015.

Jupiter-Venus Conjunction
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These planetary unions were followed with added Jupiter-Venus unions taking place in Virgo in 2016-17. This Triple Conjunction of Jupiter-Venus, the two brightest stars in the heavens after the Sun and Moon, is notable especially with the addition of Mercury, leading up to their planetary alignment with Regulus in Leo, forming a Crown of Virgo in the repeat of the Rev. 12:1-2; “Great Wonder in Heaven” on Sept. 23rd 2017, summarized in the Celestial Sphinx.

With our eyes to the skies, we remain vigilant in our observation of the celestial signs that the Creator has placed in the planetary cycles and conjunctions, where the Gospel in the Stars agrees with the testimony of the Gospel in Scripture. In the natural progression from last month’s Jupiter-Saturn union, to this month’s Mercury Jupiter-Saturn triple union, we will watch for the next triple union before daybreak, of Mercury, Venus and Jupiter as they meet together next month on Feb. 13, 2021.

God Bless!

Agape’
Rene’

 

Footnotes

1. https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/nature-travel/jupiter-saturn-mercury-rare-triple-conjunction-january-2021

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Birth of Jesus Christ

Biblical Astronomy of the Birth of Christ

If you have been paying any attention to the night skies lately, you may have heard that Jupiter and Saturn are visible and have been prominent in the heavens over the last couple of months. This notable pair of gas giants has a long and distinguished history both in secular and sacred sky lore, and are due for their next normal union again on 12/21-22/20, in Aquarius on the winter solstice-the shortest day of the year. This marks the first Jupiter-Saturn conjunction since May 2000, and the closest Jupiter-Saturn conjunction since 1623, with only .10 of a degree separation.1 In the previous union 20 years prior in Dec. 1603, Johannes Kepler saw a regular union of Jupiter –Saturn, also named a “great conjunction” since its the union of the two largest planets in our solar system. This was followed by a massing of Mars with Jupiter-Saturn, when all three planets were close together in the sky. Kepler calculated that a similar union took place in 7 BC. This 7 BC conjunction was a triple union, though Jupiter and Saturn were not more than a degree apart. As we may have seen in recent national media, the current Jupiter-Saturn union is called the return of the Christmas Star, marking the birth of Christ, but this is the kind of confusion that specifically needs to be avoided, if we are to understand what really happened with the so-calledStar of Bethlehem.” Jupiter-Saturn triple unions also marked both the birth’s of Abraham and Moses, setting the stage for the birth of Christ. As we view the events leading up to and beyond the Bethlehem star, we find the vital role played by the unions of Jupiter-Saturn, in marking the birth of Christ, keeping in mind that the Promised Seed-Jesus Christ, had to be fully human as a Son of Adam, [Gen. 3:15] a Son of Abraham, [Genesis 13 & 15], and also a Son of David, [Gen. 49:9-10].

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During this Holiday season, those of us who realize that Christ was NOT born on Dec. 25th, wonder if there is any Biblical significance to the remembrance of the birth of Christ at this time of year. Since much of the information on this blog and website shows proof of Christ’s birth on September 11th, 3 BC, we have documented that the Magi did not arrive in Jerusalem until December of 2 BC as the gospel of Matthew records;

Matt. 2:1-2
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King HerodMagi from the east came to Jerusalem
 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.

What Star did the Magi see that led them to Jerusalem? It was the King planet Jupiter that in 7-6 BC was involved in a triple conjunction of Jupiter-Saturn in Pisces, that served as a “Celestial Prelude” to the triple conjunction of Jupiter-Regulus in 3-2 BC, marking the birth of Jesus Christ. The Magi were astronomer- kings from the eastern land of Persia, who upon observing Jupiter’s movements, got started on their intrepid journey across about 900 miles of hostile desert territory towards Jerusalem. They did not arrive until December of the next year, when King Herod organized a meeting with his chief priests and teachers of the law.

Matt. 2:3-8
When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born.
5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:

“‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judahfor out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.”

Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared.

He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.”

As the record denotes King Herod was not interested in “worshipingJesus, since he had all the children two years and under killed in Bethlehem. He would not have done this unless the exact time the star appeared to the Magi was close to the start of this 2-year time frame. The gospel also tells us the Magi found a “young child; paidion” in a Housenot a new-bornbrephos in a manger or Inn when they arrived, [Matt. 2:11]. This is why God warned the Magi of Herod’s treachery in a dream, to avoid Herod and take a different route to return to their homeland.

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After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.

The King Planet Jupiter guided the hearts of the Magi to be among the first Gentiles to recognize the only begotten Son of God, as it halted in retrograde motion over Jerusalem and Bethlehem-a few miles to the south. The banner heading this blog post shows the skies with Jupiter standing still in Virgo over Bethlehem, during the winter solstice when the Sun, the light of the world was also standing still. The word “Solstice” means “Sun stands still,” and it is not a coincidence that Jupiter the king planet was standing still over Bethlehem marking Jesus’ birthplace, while the Sun as the light of the world stood still also. What a joy and thrilling time this was for the Magi to follow with precision, the wandering stars or planets as the Creator set them in their orbits and celestial stations, to find the Promised SeedJupiter as “His Star” led the Magi to the dawning day of the Messiah, opening a way through the principles of Biblical Astronomy to the Redeemer-the Lord Jesus Christ.

The premise of a Celestial Prelude is based on the simple fact that God would not ordain the long awaited birth of His only begotten son, the eternal purpose of the ages, without a little advanced notice. The concept of this Prelude is based on the Jupiter-Saturn triple conjunctions of 7-6 BC, that was not as close a union of these planets as the one next week. The triple union of 7-6 BC provided a basis for the Magi to recognize the triple conjunction of Jupiter-Regulus in 3-2BC, as the specific signs marking the birth of Christ. This prelude has two parts, the first-general the second-specific. Confusion of these two separate parts of the Celestial Prelude has caused much uncertainty surrounding the “Star of Bethlehem.” A good place to start thinking about the first part of this Prelude is: Where did the popular idea of a single bright star, obvious to all, marking Christ’s birth originate? The answer is found in what I referred to above as the General Sign of the Celestial Prelude, that alerted the Magi to the broader period when the promised seed would appear. The first decan, or sub-ordinate sign of Virgo was originally called Coma, seen in the Blog header above as the “L” shaped sign next to Virgo, meaning; the desired or longed for, as in the Book of Haggai.

Haggai 2:7.

7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

Figure 1. The Decan of Virgo named Coma with the Mother and Child in her lap. [Dendera Zodiac] 2
witness of the stars

Numbers 24:17

17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.

There is a celestial double meaning [Num. 24:17] in the phrase: Star out of Jacob, with connotations for both the general and specific aspects of our Celestial Prelude. The new star, or supernova in the head of the child in Coma, visible for over 275 years, was the general sign, the Star out of Jacob, that prepared the Magi to watch for the specific aspects of the second part of the Celestial Prelude, which included the Jupiter-Saturn triple unions of 7-6BC in Pisces. We find this second aspect of Balaam’s prophecy relating to the scepter, symbolic of the reign of the king Planet-Jupiter. As we progress through our study it becomes evident that Jupiter was the planet that the Magi called “his Star” in Matthew 2:2. The Magi noted the triple Conjunction of signs from 7-6 BC, of JupiterSaturn, that gave them a blueprint for the actual signs marking Christ’s birth, starting in 3BC. An early sign on August 12th, 3 BC motivated them to begin their caravan to Jerusalem. Both of these aspects of the General and Specific celestial signs marking the birth of Christ are found in the study on “The Stars Over Bethlehem, along with the chart below provide further details of what the Magi observed in the skies overhead at the Messiah’s birth, in both Virgo and ComaThe first decan of Virgo called Coma, is seen in the Dendera zodiac as a seated mother nourishing her young son. Coma is the Hebrew name of this Constellation that means “the desired.” The Egyptian name for this decan of Virgo was Shes-nu the desired son,3 [Hag. 2:7].

The Prophet Daniel taught the Magi and other astronomers of the king Nebuchadnezzar’s court [Dan. 5: 11] about these planetary unions from the contemporary example of a Jupiter-Saturn triple union 523-522 BC in Virgo. Less than 400 years later, near 128 BC a new star as the Coma supernova exploded onto the scene, in a decan of the sign Virgo in the head of the child called Coma. This is a key when we remember that much of this history was based on the teachings of the Prophet Daniel, who became master of the Magi, and the Chaldeans and stargazers of the King’s Court  in Babylon. He continued to preside over this august group in the reign of Darius I, [Dan. 6:1-3] when the Persians took control of the Babylonian empire. Daniel’s influence on the genuine sect of the Magi, not the Magicians who followed the occult and Astrology, paths represented a critical  impact on the astronomical doctrines of these Gentile scientists, especially regarding the widely held belief in the general sign marking the coming Messiah during this period in history. Obviously the Magi were aware
of the truths of the Celestial 
gospel concerning the coming redeemer, since it was their unrivaled expertise in Astronomy that led them to Jerusalem following Jupiter, in the first place.

Figure 2. The Jupiter-Saturn Great Conjunction triangle from Kepler in his De Stella Nova:4

Kepler mapped, the progress of grand conjunctions of Jupiter-Saturn through the zodiac describing a series of equilateral triangles (Fig. 2). Every sixty years a triangle is completed, and the conjunction returns to start, shifting however nine degrees anticlockwise in respect to its predecessors, thus generating a cycle of 800 years.

Figure 3. Jupiter-Saturn Grand Conjunctions [1901-2100 AD].5

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So the whole cycle is really a set of interlocking cycles, each inside the other, lasting 20 years, 200 years, 800 years, and 2,400 years. Jupiter and Saturn will enter a regular union about every 20 years. During the last millennium BC, however, no less than 7 triple conjunctions also took place – one every 140 years, on average – as the interval varied from 40 years (as between 861 and 821 BC and again between 563 and 523 BC), to 377 years (as between 523 BC and 146 BC). Over the millennium there were 43 “normal” Jupiter-Saturn unions and 7tripleconjunctions. In the Chart below we have mapped key Jupiter-Saturn unions during the period of visibility of the Coma Supernova, since this marked the center point of Messianic expectations.

Plate 1. Jupiter-Saturn Timeline Chart

This chart shows not only the time frame of the visibility of the Coma Supernova, but also pertinent Jupiter-Saturn unions related to this Celestial Prelude along with key Blood Moons, Halley’s Comet, the Rev. 12 signs, and the Jupiter-Regulus triple union of 3-2 BC, all linked to the birth of Christ and the Temple at Jerusalem being destroyed. It thus seems fitting that the destruction of the Temple was also prophesied by Christ, just as the Temple veil was rent in twain at his crucifixion, since the spiritual body of Christ has replaced the stone temple. “Destroy this temple” [Jn. 2:19, Matt. 26:61, Mk. 14:58]

Zech. 6:12-13 “Thus speaks the Lord of Hosts, saying behold the man whose name is the Branch; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the Temple of the Lord.” v. 13 “Even he shall build the Temple of the Lord; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne; and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.” [king-priest unity]

Jupiter-Saturn  

Conjunctions 

with Coma  

Supernova 

Visibility 

 

Conjunction year  Saturn Longitude  Jupiter Longitude  Date  Sign 
185 BC  319.50  318.78  Jan. 19-24  Pisces 
185 BC  320.71  321.13  Jan. 29-Feb. 3  Pisces 
168-166 BC  Blood Moon Tetrad  Jerusalem Temple   Destruction   
165 BC  218.26  217.93  Sept. 10-16, 20-25  Pisces 
164 BC  Halley’s Comet   Early Babylonian   sighting  
146 BC  106.40  106.34  Oct. 11-18  Cancer 
145 BC      Apr. 28  Pisces 
128 BC [circa]  Coma Supernova  Appears     Virgo/Coma
126 BC      Apr. 19-24  Pisces 
126 BC      Apr. 26  Pisces 
126 BC      Apr. 29- May 4  Pisces 
12 BC  Halley’s Comet    Aug.-Oct.   
7 BC  Jupiter-Saturn triple Conjunction  May 27-Jun. 8  Pisces 
7 BC  347.30  347.49  Oct. 1-6  Pisces 
7 BC  345.67  346.12  Dec. 1-15  Pisces 
5 BC  5 BC Blood Moons    Mar. 23, Sept. 15  Virgo/Pisces 
3 BC  Jupiter-Venus    Aug. 12  Leo 
3 BC Rev. 12 sign  Jupiter-Regulus  Birth of Christ  Sept. 14  Leo 
2 BC  Jupiter-Regulus    Feb. 17  Leo 
2 BC  Jupiter-Regulus   
May 8 
 
Leo 
54 AD  Jupiter-Saturn  near   Vernal Equinox Mar. 30  Pisces 
66 AD  Halley’s Comet  Sign of Temple   Destruction 
70 AD  Rev. 12 sign 8/27/70  Jerusalem Temple  Blood Moons  
147 AD [circa]  Coma Supernova   Visibility Fades     

 *click on highlighted links in this chart for expanded studies.

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Halley’s Comet is a short-period comet visible from Earth every 75–76 years. Halley is the only known short-period comet that is regularly visible to the naked eye from Earth. Halley’s Comet inspired both fascination and horror in its early observers. Comets were often considered a bad omen, and it was linked to everything from the death of kings to natural disasters. A well-known Chinese reference to Halley’s Comet was found in the Han Dynasty’s “Records of the Grand Historian,” which describes a “broom star” that appeared in the sky in 240 B.C. Other early sightings came from the Babylonians, who recorded the comet’s 164 B.C. and 87 B.C. appearances. The 164 BC sighting was recorded in cuneiform on a clay tablet between 22nd and 28th of Sept, 164 BC in Babylon. This was about 20 months after the Abomination Desolation in the Jerusalem Temple carried out by Antiochus IV, who took the Seleucid throne of Syria in 175 BC. In 167 BC Antiochus sent troops to suppress the Jerusalem revolt, also halting the daily Temple sacrifices [Dan. 8:11] and polluting it in, 167-164 BC. A 12 BC sighting of Halley from Rome, took place only 5 years before the triple union of Jupiter-Saturn in 7 BC, so that some have erroneously taken Halley’s Comet as an actual sign of Christ’s Birth.

Figure 4. Halley’s Comet tracking just below the Ecliptic constellations from Jan. 31st to Apr. 8th, 66 BC. 7

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It is amazing that Josephus, a non-believing Jewish historian, would record Halley’s and other signs from God leading up to the ultimate destruction of Jerusalem and the end of the Jewish Age. It’s also significant that the day of the Temple’s destruction in AD 70 was the anniversary of the day and month that the previous Jewish Temple was destroyed. 8

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Its also noteworthy that the triple union of Jupiter-Regulus marking the birth of Christ, in 3-2BC is linked to the Temple destruction in Jerusalem foretold by Christ [Matt. 24:2], since the next Jupiter-Regulus conjunction did not recur till Oct. 15th, 69 AD. 11 The Rev. 12 heavenly sign marking the birth of Christ occurred 3 days prior to the first of the Jupiter-Regulus triple unions of 3-2 BC, also followed by a Rev. 12 sign in 70 AD.

Figure 5. The Rev. 12 sign on August 27th, 70 AD: With a Jupiter-Venus union. 12

In this graphic, the woman has a crown of twelve stars, with Jupiter and Venus in such close union they appear to merge into one Star just as they did in 2 BCexcept this time in the lower rear paw of Leo. The Sun is clothing Virgo and the Moon near her feet. The planets Jupiter and Venus are also aligned with Mercury-Gabriel and the King Star Regulus in Leo. What is extraordinary with this version of the Rev. 12 Sign is that it occurs in the center of the solar and lunar eclipses falling on Hebrew Feast and holy days as they also marked the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 AD.

Plate 2. Jupiter-Saturn unions in Pisces from 185 BC to 54 AD. 13

185BC-54AD

In this overview of both the general and specific signs of the Celestial Prelude, the General sign, the Coma Supernova found below, was visible for over 275 years, while of signs from 7-5 BC, focus on the triple union of Jupiter-Saturn during this period. These signs allowed the Magi to recognize the stellar details of the long awaited prophecy of the coming of the promised seed. Also during this same period referred to by Ptolemy, shekels from Judea struck during the period of the second revolt, [132-135 AD] bear the design of a bright star over the Jerusalem Temple, called Bar Kaukab. The leader of the Second Revolt was Shim’on Bar Koseba. He was known as Bar Kochba, meaning “Son of the Star,” in reference to Messianic expectations of (Num. 24:17): “There shall step forth a star (kochab) out of Jacob,” shewing the dual reference to Jupiter and the Coma Supernova of this prophecy.

Figure 6. Bar Kochba, Silver Sela shekel coin from 133/134 AD, (Brom. 94) 14

Here the Temple is pictured with the Ark of the Covenant between its central pillars. This coin with the bright star over the Temple is assumed to refer to Shimon the “Son of the Star and leader of this revolt, but it could have also been a logical reference to the supernova that appeared in the head of the woman’s son in Coma‘s lap, the desired of the nations, and perhaps even a providential reference to Jesus as the true temple. Why would we even consider this as a possibility? Because the approximate 275 year period of visibility of the Coma Supernova began about 125 years before the birth of Christ according to Hipparchus, with the appearance of this new Star over the Jerusalem Temple. The impact of this “new star” was seen in one of the leading sages of that time-known as Rabbi Akiva, proclaimed Bar Kochba as the Messiah. This not only shows the Messianic expectations of this period, but also the impact of this New Star in the skies over Jerusalem, doubtlessly contributing to Shimon’s moniker as “Son of the Star,” commemorated by the coin above. It was this kind of Messianic expectation that permeated Jerusalem at the time.

E.W. Bullinger uncovers below, the popular belief regarding this general sign that was prevalent in and before the first century BC: “a traditional prophecy well known in the East, carefully preserved and handed down, that a new star would appear in this sign [Coma] when he whom it foretold, would be born.” 15 This tradition was at least partially based on Balaam’s declaration in Numbers 24, meaning that Balaam’s prophecy in [Num. 24:17] holds, for our purposes, minimally a two fold import, as referenced previously.

Numbers 24:17

17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.

During the rule of Darius I “the Mede” that the Prophet Daniel presided over his Court Astronomers and Chaldeans. Drawing on the rich astronomical traditions of the Biblical Patriarchs not to mention, the famous astronomical expertise of the Persian Magi, Daniel’s potent influence convinced Darius to adopt the salient principles of Biblical Astronomy in the period circa 522 BC. Certain key aspects of Zoroastrianism agreed with the Biblical standard practiced by the Hebrews, carried on by Daniel. The Magi would certainly have been familiar with Daniel’s prophecy concerning the 70 weeks judged on Jerusalem relating to the coming Messiah, [Dan. 9:2, 24-27]. Daniel’s influence had the added effect of preserving the astronomical truths of the promised seed, contained in the form of the zodiacal narrative, which God put in the most capable hands of the time.

The Caravan of the Magi

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Tis background on the Magi sheds light on the secular history of the Blood Moon Lunar cycle going back as far as ancient Sumeria, because the Sumerian name for the great lunar eclipse cycle was also called the saros. This word traces to a basic Babylonian unit of measure, also called a “sar,” revealed ancient elements of the sacred celestial rule of measure. This lunation consisted of 18 years, 11 (10.96) days, was utilized by the Chaldean priests to predict eclipses. The Chaldeans also had a period of 3600 (60 x 60) years that they also called a saros. Again we see the Sexegesimal number pattern behind the heavenly order, including the cycle of the Moon joining Saturn and Jupiter every 60 years in their celestial danceJupiter-Saturn Conjunctions exhibit the essence of the “base 60” number system as part of its function as a cornerstone of ancient cosmology, adding context to the Celestial Prelude marking the birth of Christ. It also opens a window on the “celestial mechanism” framing the heavenly order, called precession.

Both of these Gas Giants frame the ancient solar system as its two outer-most naked-eye planets, as they open a window on the precession of the equinoxes. It also shows a unity between the inner and outer solar system planets with Saturn’s 29.5-year orbit and the 29.5-day lunar cycle on a year-day basis. Saturn embodies half the Sexegesimal order of the solar system, formatted in the orbits of these two gas giants, the other half being Jupiter’s near 12-year cycle spending a year in each zodiacal sign, even as the Sun spends a month in each of the 12 signs. The solar half of the order is seen in a division of 60, by twelve: (12 x 5), and the lunar half in a division by 30 [30 x 2], both multiples of sixty. This aspect of the numerical order of the solar system exhibiting it’s base 60 order was ultimately designed by the Creator according to the basis of the phi ratio.

The Babylonian “Sar” is doubtlessly related to the Hebrew word [*H8269] of the same spelling, meaning; “prince, captain, chief, ruler, leader, head.”16 The word has retained this meaning even in modern usage, as in the Tsar of all the Russia’s. It is used in Daniel 10:13 & 20, referring the archangel Michael who dispatched the fallen angel (Daimon) who opposed the messenger angel that God sent to answer Daniel’s prayer. In Isaiah 9:6, one of the great prophecies of the promised seed, it is used of the Messiah as Sar-Shalom; the Prince of Peace, the one who brings peace to all Creation [Eph. 2:11-18].

Kepler was also intrigued by the idea that there might be an affinity between this series of planetary unions, keyed by the appearance of the 1603 supernova. It is important however, that we notice that Kepler was not only the first I’m aware of, to suggest a planetary Conjunction scenario to explain the “Star of Bethlehem,” but he was also the first to connect a supernova with these unions and relate it to what the Magi had seen.

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Taking a closer look at the 7 BC Jupiter-Saturn triple union involves attention to each conjunction, starting with the May 27th union. The first Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn shows the authority of the scepter of God’s kingdom resident with Lucifer in his first estate as the Angel of light, in the first Heavens and Earth. He alone was set apart in his authority over the angels, [Gen. 1:1] before man was created in the second Heavens and Earth, [Gen. 1:2]. These truths of the the first Heaven and Earth, where only the angels dwelt are symbolized in the first Jupiter-Saturn union of 7BC. In the heavenly signs that followed, outside of the clearly marked two-year period from September 15th 7BC to September 15th 5BC, the rest of these specific preliminary signs are found in the Fig. 1 chart. Its purpose is to mark the first estate of Lucifer as the original bright and Morning Star, second only to God the Creator, in the first heaven and earth and head over all the angels as arch-angel of light. Let’s digress here and set the background of Lucifer’s history according to the accuracy of God’s Word written in the stars, and in Scripture. This first sign refers to Lucifer in his original estate [Job 38:4-7] as the “star of the morning” as Isaiah 14 tells us:

Isaiah 14:12

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

Lucifer’s demise is also indicated in the astronomical mechanism known as the precession of the poles, with the star Thuban: alpha draconis, the brightest star in Draco the dragon, as the original pole star. The precession of the poles is indicative of the fall of Lucifer, because the pole star has moved from Draco and now resides near Polaris, or Al Ruccaba of the “little flock” of Ursa Minor. The pole star between the feet of the crowned king Cepheus, depicts Jesus Christ in at least two ways. First, as the prominent king, and new Chief Cornerstone, since Cepheus is the crowned king, even as Regulus the king star, is between the feet of Leo, the Lion king of Judah; [Gen.49:10]. Cepheus also means ” the branch” and is depicted as a king holding a branch at the north pole, [Jer. 23:5, 33:15].

Draco with Cepheus the Crowed King and Ursa Minor the Little Bear. 

Figure 7. Precession of the Northern Pole Star from Thuban of Draco to Polaris of Ursa Minor.

Johannes Kepler, made a detailed study of the moving geometry of the sky, represented the periods of the planets by geometric figures with values based on the fundamental divisions of the circle into four, six and twelve sections measuring 90º, 60º and 30º. He made a model that related the five Platonic solids to the planetary orbits where the cube occupied the space between the orbits of Saturn and Jupiter, and the tetrahedron between Jupiter and Mars. Since then many mind-boggling mathematical relationships have been discovered between the planets’ cycles, sizes and distances from each other, as well as their speed and axis inclinations, and even their rates of spin. These findings point to the presence of Intelligent designer of the universe. They prove that, rather than evolving randomly, the sun together with the planets and their moons form a unified, living system of the greatest order and elegance. 17

Kepler viewed the planetary order along the lines of the “Music of the Sphere’s,” unifying the basis for the outer and inner planets. One of the ways this is found in the geometric harmony of the solar system, is in the orbits of the gas giants; Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. The diagram below depicts the outer, mean and inner orbits of Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter using an equilateral triangle and an octagram. This is also a way of illustrating the structure of the musical Octave, with the eight pointed star that halves or doubles the wavelengths or frequencies of the musical scale, when an equilateral triangle contains an inscribed inner circle with 1/2 the diameter of its outer circle, seen in Fig. 8.

Figure 8. Geometric orbits of Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter.18

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The geometry of this diagram not only depicts the musical order of these outer solar system planets, but since Jupiter and Saturn’s orbits are in the proportion of 6:11 to 99.99% accuracy, this is the octave or double of the 3:11 Moon to Earth ratio, to 99.9% accuracy, revealing a geometric harmony between the outer and inner planets.19

So when the size of the Moon is compared to the Earth, in the figure below, the circle through the center of the Moon is equal to a circumference of the perimeter of the Square enclosing the Earth. This Square also embodies the base of the dimensions of the Great Pyramid, whose apex touches the circle in the center of the Moon.

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The geometric order of the outer planets is further uncovered in the conjunctions of Jupiter-Saturn. The foundation of the geometry of the six-sided star of Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions is uniquely found in the hexagram construct at the north pole of the planet Saturn, [Figure 9]. In this graphic we are beholding the amazing basis of the geometric pattern of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction cycle seen in the upper right corner of Figure 10. below.

Figure 9. The Hexagram shaped North Pole of Saturn.

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All six points of the hexagram or star tetrahedron can be enclosed by a circle or globe and if we add the planetary oppositions to the geometry of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions, the six-pointed star is formed, on a basis of the hexagram, in the center of the upper corner of (Fig. 10). The hexagram forms the cornerstone of the six pointed “Star of David” that maps the Jupiter-Saturn unions below. In May 2010 the final opposition stage in the current sixty-year cycle was reached with Jupiter in Pisces opposing Saturn in Virgo, and the last line in the current hexagram was drawn, with conjunctions marked outside the zodiac, and oppositions marked inside. 20 

Figure 10. Jupiter and Saturn and the Golden Ratio seen from Earth.21

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When mapped, the progress of the grand conjunctions through the zodiac describes a series of equilateral triangles (Fig 10). Every 60 years a triangle is completed, and the conjunction returns to start, shifting however nine degrees anticlockwise in respect to its predecessors, thus creating a cycle of 800 years. Every 200 years the triangles change astrological elements. From 1226-1425 they occurred in air signs, 1425-1603 in water, 1603-1802 in fire and from 1802 to 2000 in earth. 22 But from a Biblical Astronomy perspective, we would view the cycles of Jupiter and Saturn appearing in various zodiacal constellations around the ecliptic noting Biblical symbolism of each sign, combined with the planetary meanings and Biblical numerics to ascertain the meaning of these movements, in the context of Precessional and Biblical ages with sacred Geometry principles like the Phi, Pi and Lucas ratio relations, as found in the Great Pyramid. This also takes into account categories of Heavenly Signs, Hebrew Feast and holy days, and Jubilee cycles, among other considerations.

An example of sacred Phi geometry is found in the 3rd graphic, the lowest above, that displays the Phi ratio relation between the orbital speeds of Earth and Jupiter-Saturn. As the planets move anti-clockwise around the ecliptic, seen in the dotted lines of this graphic, viewed from Earth, Jupiter-Saturn are aligned at the Noon position, Jupiter’s orbital speed is in the Phi relation to slower moving Saturn. This shows added cases of the Phi ratio order in our solar system.23

Figure 11. Cube fills the Center Hexagram of a six pointed Star.

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Since the the six-pointed star of David is based on the hexagram at its center, with six equilateral triangles fit to each of the six sides of the cornerstone hexagram, it is only fitting that a six sided cube would also fill the cornerstone center hexagram, as seen in Figure 11 above. Since Saturn is viewed mythologically as Satan’s planet, we find many references to the number six linked to Saturn. The number of the beast-666 in Revelation is common knowledge, as 6 is the biblical number of Man, but the Black Cube is more obscure. Also known as the devil’s number, the number 6 springs up just too many times to be a coincidence with correlation to Saturn.24

  1. Saturn is the 6th planet in the solar system.
  2. Saturn forms the name ‘Saturday’, which is the sixth day of the week.
  3. Saturn’s north-pole is six-sided.
  4. Saturn has 6 most well-defined rings- the seventh one is quite faint.

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Saturn could be known as Time Lord because his orbit, like a scythe, divides the sky into sections. In his book The Matrix of Creation Richard Heath makes a case for the numerical factors of Saturn’s cycle being used as the basis for ancient calendars. He points out that Saturn undergoes 28 retrograde loops during his 29-year cycle, so 28 is a Saturn number, and reflected in the 28 mansions of the moon – the Nakshatstras – as well as in the 56 Aubrey holes at Stonehenge, which Heath believes measure 2/28-year Saturn cycles, calibrating with intervals of two months. He suggests that the myth of Jupiter deposing Saturn refers to the replacement of Saturn based calendars by calendars derived from the Jupiter numbers of 12 and 60. Ancient measuring units such as the megalithic yard are also derived from the numerical factors of Jupiter’s orbit, thus in a very concrete sense Saturn and Jupiter are lords of time and space.25 We find similar dimensions close to these standards of measure in the Hebrew Temple and Tabernacle also.

Solomon's Temple

The sacred symbolism of the Tabernacle, reflecting the 7-day temporal order that man was to follow in
 fellowship with the Almighty, is formed on the lunar calendar embodied in the internal and external
Tabernacle measures. According to T. Paine, who first suggested an endwise union of either set of
Tabernacle curtains from Josephus forward, depicts the internal Tabernacle measurements as 12
cubits wide, by 29.5 cubits long, versus the external measures of 12, 1/3 cubits wide by 30 cubits long. This represents an alternating lunar calendar of 29.5 and 30 lunar days in a month, a long-standing order in
360-day calendar years. The 12 cubit measure shows the 12 months of the solar year, while the 29.5 cubits embodies the lunar synodic month of 29.53059 days, or 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutesand 2.37
seconds. We see this also in the time between 2 full or New Moons as 29, 43/81 days, for internal dimensions
of the Tabernacle curtains. The Tabernacle’s external measures of 12, 1/3 cubits wide, by 30 cubits long,
 show 12.368 synodic months per year, or 12, and 7/19‘s, by the 30 days of the solar month. 26.  

As we have noted, key Jupiter-Saturn Conjunctions are recognized in close relation to the precession of the equinoxes in the Hebrew cosmology seen in Genesis 1:6-10, and the world-views of ancient cultures including, Sumeria, Babylon, Egypt and in the Meso-Americas. According to this patternJupiter-Saturn triple unions occur in Pisces only once every 800 years. This exhibits how this planetary Conjunction series subdivides the precession, which totals a period of about 25,920 years, because every 30 cycles of Jupiter-Saturn triple conjunctions in Pisces total the period of 24,000 years, a time near to the full cycle of precession.

According to Peter Thompkins, Mayans also; “calculated the orbit of the Earth about the Sun as 365.2420 days, and marked the close of the year by the erection of a stone they called a “tun.” They did likewise for a twenty-year cycle or “Katun,” a period they considered governed by the Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.” 27 

Thompkins continues by saying that; “The Maya had a very special sacred year of 260 days called tzolkin, that the Aztecs called tonalamatl.” This 260-day sacred calendar was “divided into 13 months of 20 days and the multiples of 13 and 20 became the heart of a chronological computation, stunning in its simplicity and exactness. A greater cycle of 260 years was 13 consecutive Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction cycles of 20 years.”

This greater 260-year cycle based on the cycle of Jupiter-Saturn Conjunctions, was also a tool anciently utilized by the Mayans to break down the very long cycle of the precession of the equinoxes. Thompkins states that: the “Maya also had a cycle of 942,890 days, or 2,582 years, that turned out to be 130 Jupiter-Saturn Conjunctions.” Twice this cycle [5,163 years], not only gave the equivalent of the greater 260-year cycle of Jupiter-Saturn unions, but 100 of these greater 260-year cycles was equal to 26,000 years, often reckoned the length of the precession by the ancients.28

 

The tetrahedron or pyramid – the three dimensional form of the two-dimensional triangle, which is basic to the Saturn-Jupiter cycle is found below.

 

Perhaps the highest compliment we can pay the Magi is that they were genuine Gentile believers who sought for, & accurately anticipated the first coming of Jesus Christ, according to the true science of Astronomy that they applied from their own traditions of  Zoroastrianism. As Matthew 2:10 states; they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. The exceeding greatness of their joy, however was not founded upon their sighting of “his star” only, but on both the general and specific signs of this Celestial Prelude, and all that Jupiter represented regarding the first coming of Jesus Christ the promised seed written in the stars. Thus we can also see a reason for their joy, because as Rolleston quoting Abulfaragius states:

Zeradusht {Zoroaster} taught the Persians that in the latter times a virgin should bring forth a son, and that when he should be born a star should appear, and should shine and be conspicuous in the midst of the figure of the virgin. It is then said that he commanded his disciples, the Magi, when they should see the star, that they should go forth where it directed them, and offer gifts to him that should be born.”8 (emphasis mine)

This confirms what we have already seen in Zoroastrian writings concerning the coming of the promised seed. The Magi would certainly have been joyfully awestruck when they realized the dual witness of the supernova
in Coma
, along with “his star,” the king planet Jupiter at rest in Virgo’s mid-section, on their way to Bethlehem, fulfilling their part in the prophecy written in the stars.

The Magi truly desired the realization of the Hope of all Mankind as ambassadors for all Gentiles, the Magi came paying homage to the King of kings, who would rule all nations. The Heavenly Father showed His love and care for these early Gentile believers, as He delivered them from the enemy’s deceptive wrath manifested in Herod, by the phenomena of divine revelation. The Magi are thus appropriate emissaries for all believing Gentiles as they were guided by God’s Hand, to herald the revival of the accurate teaching of the celestial epistles as the Creator’s undeniable witness of Nature to all the world. God has set aside myriad wondrous secrets in the stars for those with eyes to see and ears to hear, and with hearts to discern the hidden depths of the mysteries viewed in spiritual retrospect, that also informs Biblical Prophecy of current events. It was the faith of the Magi that distinguished them in history, not only as consummate scientists, but also shining lights showing the way to the revelation of the promised Messiah for all people of the Earth.

Merry Christmas!

Agape’

Rene’

 

Footnotes

1. https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/great-jupiter-saturn-conjunction-dec-21-2020
2. “Witness of the Stars” E.W. Bullinger [picture credit] Coma Decan of Virgo
3. IBID
4. Figure 2 The Grand Conjunction. De Stella Nova, Johannes Kepler [picture credit]
5. Figure 3 Jupiter-Saturn Synodic Progression 1901-2100 Nick Anthony Fiorenza, 2019 [www.lunarplanner.com]
6. [https://jessicadavidson.co.uk/2020/11/02/the-jupiter-saturn-cycle-and-the-great-mutation/
7. Halley’s Comet from 66 AD [Picture credit]
8. Josephus on Halley’s Comet. [https://www.patheos.com/blogs/keithgiles/2018/02/7-signs-josephus-reveal-end-times-destruction/]
9. Josephus on Titus and Temple destruction.  [Philostratus, The Life of Apollonius of Tyana]
10. Number in Scripture, ppg. 237-38, E.W. Bullinger
11. http://www.777thsabbath.com/page97.html
12. Stellarium Astronomical Software on Aug. 27th, 70 AD
13. Plate 2. Jupiter-Saturn unions in Pisces from 185 BC to 54 AD. [http://uofgts.com/Magi.html]
14. Figure 6. [picture credit] http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/coins-from-the-second-revolt
15.  “Witness of the Stars” E.W. Bullinger
16. Strong’s Concordance notes on [H8269] James Strong.
17. “A little book of Coincidence,” p. 48, John Martineau, Wooden Books 2001
18. Ibid
19. Ibid
20. Ibid, p.46
21. Ibid, p. 47
22. See also Keith Critchlow Time Stands Still Gordon Fraser 1979
23. John Martineau The Little Book of Coincidence, p. 46.
24. https://www.nicholson1968.com/cube-saturn-worship.html
25. Richard Heath The Matrix of Creation Bluestone Press 2002
26. The Tabernacle of Isreal, James Strong, p. 41
27. Mysteries of the Great Pyramid, Peter Thompkins
28. Ibid.

 

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The Structure of the Hebrew Menorah and the Pi ratio.

This blog post is an expansion on my original study called “The Biblical Cosmology of the Hebrew Menorah” on my website. The first study focused more on the history of astronomy and cosmology, with an emphasis on the Precession of the Equinoxes, and the potential impact of a Biblical Cosmology. This current study shifts the focus to a greater emphasis on the Biblical aspects of the Menorah’s structure, and the implications of this structure. I am including the introduction to the original study along with some of the mathematical aspects of the first study, mainly pertaining to the structure of the Menorah and the Pi ratio.

The traditional concept of the history of cosmology reads as a timeline of the “discoveries” of the greatest scientists. Men like Ptolemy, Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, Einstein and Hubble are the shining lights of scientific progress, and certainly human science owes these men much. According to conventional history, the idea of a heliocentric “universe” or solar system, originated in ancient Greece, specifically Aristarchus of Samos back in the second century BC. This idea however, did not catch on in a big way until Copernicus, who while reviewing some of Aristarchus’ ideas, seized upon this concept and ran with it. He did this at his own peril due to the prevailing worldview of the time, especially that of the Roman Catholic Church, based on a geocentric view of the solar system espoused by Ptolemy, that held sway in intellectual and religious circles for over 1500 years. The graphic below from Harmonica Macrocosmica [A. Cellarius, Amsterdam 1660] 1 depicts a Sun centered, Copernican view of the cosmos.

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This article on Biblical cosmology depicts the idea of a heliocentric “universe” predated the Second Century BC and Aristarchus, by at least 1300 years, and its genuine roots are found in the OT Scriptures. From a historical perspective, this is a potentially radical statement, sure to have many critics however, once the following Biblical evidence is viewed in light of the principles of Biblical Astronomy, the foundations of this statement are inescapable. This article supplies an example of potential revisionist power that Biblical Astronomy can have on the conventional view of the History of Astronomy 

This study examines the celestial symbolism of the sacred Hebrew candlestick instituted under Moses and the Levite priests of the Old Testament. The Menorah is a divine piece of furniture that was kept in the holy place of the Hebrew Tabernacle, which contained the Altar of Incense, the Table of Shewbread and the Veil through which the Holy of the Holies was accessible. As a powerful symbol from God’s Word, the Menorah embodies an extensive Biblical cosmology, including both the Hebrew zodiac of twelve major constellations, with its thirty-six decans, and a heliocentric concept of the solar system, centuries before Homer wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey! God revealed the divine plans of the Tabernacle to Moses in the mid-2nd millennium BC, in the 14th century.

The various elements of the structure of this Candlestick follows the order of the Torah in the first five books of the Pentateuch. The structure of this sacred seven-branched Candlestick was said to embody the light of the Torah in seven categories or individual aspects of this Lamp as follows: 2

Figure 1. The Menorah and Genesis 1:1. 3

1. The seven branches of the Candelabra are built on the first seven words of Gen. 1:1.

GENESIS 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” As we will see below, the sevenfold pattern of the Menorah embodies the Creator’s spiritual and temporal order as the Creator’s three-fold light is shed in Creation, evident on multi-levels in God’s Word, and the culture of Israel, including their mathematical, astronomical and religious aspects. A primary area where the mathematical and astronomical aspects of the Menorah structure intersect is seen in Judean Timekeeping

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2. The Seven Lamps of the Menorah supported by its seven Branches, shed their light kindled by the High Priest by burning the pure Olive oil, symbolizing the anointing of the holy spirit. [Ex. 27:21, 1Sam. 3:3]

The ancient Biblical truths of the Almighty Creator God, Who rested on the 7th day, defined division of time, based on the Creation WeekGod’s Creation of the Sun, Moon and Stars to mark signs, seasons, days and years, divided and separated between the light and darkness of these heavenly bodiesproviding a universal temporal order for the earth. The Seasons and appointed times [moed] depict the holy feasts when man was to recognize special calendar times ordained by the Almighty, according to a mandate from heaven, to honor God’s Covenant relationship with man. These sacred Spring and Fall feasts relate to the sevenfold Menorah Branch structure seen in Fig. 2 below.

Figure 2. The Menorah and the Hebrew Feasts and Holy Days.

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The standard order of Creation Week is inherent in Genesis 1-2. This Creation Week set the Sabbath pattern, found in the 7 x 4=28; Lunar MansionsThe transition from the end of one lunar phase to commencement of the next lunar phase is a most revered calendar unit across world cultures. In this way, God set aside the Sabbath Day as holy, consecrating the Sabbath in Israel for all time, which is a big reason why Israel has abided by a lunar calendar. We also find historical recognition of the influence of this seven-fold pattern in various septenary units of measurement. The Egyptian Royal cubit was composed of 7 hands or 28 fingers, as a standard cubit, with a 7th hand added. In truthGen. 1:1 has 7 Hebrew words with a total of 28 letters. By dividing 28 times the product of the letters by seven times, the product of the words, a calculation of the Pi ratio results. 4 This is a practical reckoning from the ancient world seen below, with astronomical and calendar applications. “According to a septenary system of reckoning, the circumference of a circle was considered 22/7 of the circle’s diameteras an approximation of the Pi ratio=3 1/7 or 3.142857, which is still applied as an adequate calculation for many engineering problems today.” 5

Figure 3. Luni-solar Calendar cycles and the Hebrew Feasts.

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The following information comes from Leo Tavares and his website on Mathematical Monotheism, [https://sites.google.com/site/mathematicalmonotheism/the-genesis-1-1-mirror-code]. Since the Hebrew Alphabet is alpha-numeric, where every letter in their alphabet is also a specific number, below are the “numerical values of the 22 letters in the Biblical Hebrew alphabet, as they relate to Genesis 1:1: 

  GENESIS 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth 

Thus the numeric values of these seven Hebrew words are as follows

913 + 203 + 86 + 401 + 395 + 407 + 296 37 × 73 

A note from Tavares on his site on #37 is; “For the sum of the Fibonacci numbers indexed to the first 37 decimal digits of Phi (after the decimal point) = 401.” This shows a relation between the Pi and Phi ratios, that we have previously illustrated in various blog posts. 

Not only does the center word value of Genesis 1:1 stand out as its only PRIME word value, it stands out as its SHORTEST word. In fact, it is made up of the first and the last letters of the Hebrew Alphabet (the Aleph and the Tav). As God is the FIRST and the LAST in (Isaiah 44:6): This verse in Isaiah of 7 Hebrew words read as follows: 

ISAIAH 44:6 “I am the FIRST, and I am the LAST; and beside me there is no God 

Since the Creator God, Almighty fittingly is set in the center of these 7 words like, the central candle of the Menorah between the other six candles, [Rev. 1:20] this highlights the Biblical teaching that God is the FIRST and LAST (Isaiah 44:6): 

ALEPH + TAV = 401 

This reveals an internal code of mirror symmetry in Genesis 1:1 that the sum of the Prime Factors of the three words to the LEFT of 401 yields the same value as the Prime Factors to the RIGHT of 401. Below are the Prime Factors of the Genesis 1:1 word values:

   

913 = 11 × 83
203 = 7 × 29
86 = 2 × 43 

 401 = 401 

 395 = 5 × 79
407 = 11 × 37
296 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 37 

 LEFT PRIME FACTOR SUM: 

(11 + 83) + (7 + 29) + (2 + 43) = 175 

RIGHT PRIME FACTOR SUM: 

(5 + 79) + (11 + 37) + (2 + 2 + 2 + 37) = 175 

LEFT/RIGHT PRIME FACTOR SYMMETRY: 

       175  (401)  175 

As God is the FIRST and the LAST in (Isaiah 44:6): The numerical value of the seven Hebrew words in this passage is as follows: 

  61 + 557 + 67 + 265 + 162 + 61 + 86 =    1259 

This number is directly tied to 401 through the mathematics of a Circle. How? Aside from the fact that the numerical value of “ISAIAH” = 401, a Circle with a circumference of 1259 units yields a diameter of 401 units, according to the Pi formula. 

THE CIRCLE OF THE FIRST AND THE LAST 

  

“I am the FIRST, and I am the LAST; and beside me there is no God” (Isaiah 44:6) = 1259 

DIAMETER = 401 units 

  “ISAIAH” = 401 

FIRST + LAST Hebrew letters = 1 + 400 = 

             401 

CENTER word value of Genesis 1:1 = 1 + 400 = 

             401 

The Aleph and the Tav are the FIRST/LAST letters of the 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet. The PRIME FACTOR SUM of the 22 Hebrew letter values points right back to “The Circle of The First and The Last” that we just saw. Remarkably, it yields the PRIME ORDER of 1259. 6 

The Pi ratio of the first and last letters of the Hebrew Alphabet also correspond to the Alpha/Omega of the first and last signs of the Hebrew Mazzaroth, as seen in the Great Sphinx. 

This practical reckoning of the pi ratio also relates to the 22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet, including 7 vowels, providing a linguistic and mathematical blueprint for Israel. As with all language systems, the Hebrew alphabet is a system of writing expressing a language’s sounds, both consonants and vowels, by
means of 
single letters. Alphabets can function to move beyond outer appearances, and access deeper meanings in reality. Alphabets embody the presence of the infinite within the finite. Since the Creator spoke all Creation into reality, the Almighty chose the Hebrew language and Semitic culture as the primary carrier and access point for in-depth concepts leading the presence of God within His Holy Word, and fellowship in His Temple. This includes a key function of the alphabet; to enable the seeker to experience spiritual growth processes in fellowship with his Maker, via a series of accessible, substantive and systematic images, whereby the Almighty chose to reveal Himself.

This correlates to the structure of the Menorah which contains a total of 22 cups; on each branch [6×3=18], plus four cups on the central servant branch [18+4=22]. This corresponds to the first 22 words of Deut. 1:1;

Deut. 1:1 These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab

We find this structure laid out also in the 11 fruits of the Menorah linked to the first 11 words of Exodus 1:1;

Ex.1:1 Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob 

There are also 9 flowers at the top of each branch before the Lamps, [Num. 8:4] built into the Menorah, which correlate to the first 9 words of Leviticus 1:1;

Levi. 1:1 And the Lord called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,

As the Father of Lights the Almighty shed His spiritual light as it translated in the physical realm so that it would register to the human senses. The Electro-magnetic light spectrum that registers to human vision is depicted below. This electromagnetic spectrum is generally divided into seven sectorsin order of decreasing wavelength and increasing energy and frequency.

Gen, 1:4-5
Gen 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. Gen 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. We must remember what John 1:5 tells us about the relationship between light and darkness; 

And the light [God] shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”
 

Figure 3. The Menorah and the Visible Light Spectrum

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In the book Jesus Christ is not God, regarding John 1:5, V.P.W stated; “The clause in verse 5 is a general rather than a specific statement regarding light and darkness, it does not refer to a specific lime in the past, in the present or in the future, but rather it is making a general statement about all time. Darkness is the absence of Light. Light, heat and all forms of energy are measured in terms of the positive never the negative. The negative is the absence of the positive. Even from a scientific viewpoint there is no way darkness can comprehend light since darkness is the absence of lightThat which does not exist cannot overcome that which exists. 7 

The Hebrew script, is a consonantal system with 22 characters, as part of a family of alphabets, formalized around the same time as early Greek, with letters taking a varied form. For example, Resh, phonetically, equal to the ‘R, is similar to a lower case Roman ‘reach letter with its own definition. One meaning of Resh is “poverty,” [Prov. 10:15]. Lucifer prospered at God’s Right Hand, but when this was not good enough for him, he became desolate in opposition to the Almighty, and was “plucked up” and cast away. Talk about a major “pluck up,” that has to be the biggest of all! This generally fits the narrative surrounding Job 38:12-15, as Lucifer was cast out of heaven, and rejected from his former angelic glory. [Isa. 14:12-20, Ezek. 28:12-19] 

Next in the Hebrew alphabet we encounter the letter Bet. History tells us that Bet is one of seven “double letters,” each of which has two pronunciations, two meanings, as well as two applications: a positive, and negativeSince the 7 vowels of the 22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet, function as both a vowel and a consonant, we find two immediate applications for these double letters. “They also have 2 possible sounds, but only 3 of the seven are retained in modern Hebrew. Three of the rest are apparently used only by a few, and the double of the remaining one, Resh, is said to have been lost, supporting the narrative above related to Job 38:12-15. The 7 “double letters” have either a “hard” or “soft” pronunciation. The hard pronunciation is indicated by Dagesh; a (dot) in the center of the letter. The 2-fold usage of these seven “double letters” in Ecc. 3:1-8 comprise 7 polarized sets, each portrayed by one of these “doubles,” forming a unique figure that could be classified as a specialized acrosticBet is itself a word meaning “within” and “house.” Metaphorically, it depicts a mouth, a house and the interior of man, symbolizing internalized action.” 8

This meaning for Bet, of the interior of man, implies human freewill choice, that results from internal deliberationspoken into action externally. This relates not only to the 7 polarized sets [Ecc. 3], as people chose daily actions within the ranges of human activity reflected within these 14 pairs. Also, Bet as a “house,” is intriguing in light of the truth that these 7 stars; [Pleiades] are the angels of the 7 churches, since a church is considered the house of God, the dwelling place of His people, in the body of Christ, [Rev. 1:201 Cor. 6:19-20]. As the figure above also relates not only to the 7 spirits of God, that reside before God’s Throne in Heaven, [Rev. 4:5] but also the 7 Old Testament manifestations of the spirit, as seen in Isa. 11:1-2 and Figure below, reflected in the Menorah in the Earthly Temple and Tabernacle. 

In Figure 4 below the Menorah with each of the three branches functioning as a double with each of the seven companion OT Manifestations of the Spirit that emerge from the Holy Spirit of the Lord, on each side of the Central Servant BranchThis center branch depicts Jesus Christ the Light of the World, as the suffering servant branch who enlightens the world, [Ps. 119:105, John 15:5].

Figure 4. The Menorah and the OT manifestations of the Spirit. 9

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The Menorah’s height excluding the lamps was also 17 handbreadths high [17 Tefachim+1 including the base] which also corresponds to the first 17 words of Numbers 1:1.
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Num. 1:1 And the Lord spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tabernacle of the congregation, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying,
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Leo Tavares tells us:
The Bible details in Exodus 25:31-35 how God commanded the Israelites to make a Menorah made of pure gold, which was a lampstand with 7 branches (a CENTER branch and 3 united pairs of branches). This Biblical passage consists of 324 Hebrew letters (or 18 × 18 letters). It follows that we can represent these Hebrew letters as an 18 × 18 Matrix. When we do this, we find that the Ordinal number values of the Hebrew letters form a perfect shape of a Menorah yielding a sum of 999: 10 

 

MENORAH = 999 

As we compare this Ex. 25 text to the Standard word values of the 7 Hebrew words in Genesis 1:1 that also forms a perfect Menorah, we find some interesting parallels. 

 GENESIS 1:1 MENORAH 

Genesis 1:1 (913 + 203 + 86) + (401) + (395 + 407 + 296) 

 401 + (9 × 9 × 9) = (913 – 296) + (407 – 203) + (395 – 86) 

Exodus 25:31-40

31 And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same. 32 And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side: 33 Three bowls made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick. 34 And in the candlestick shall be four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers. 35 And there shall be a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick. 36 Their knops and their branches shall be of the same: all it shall be one beaten work of pure gold. 37 And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it. 38 And the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure gold. 39 Of a talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels. 40 And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.

Verse 37 indicates the purpose of the lamps of the Menorah, “that they may give light…’ It is noteworthy that this is the same purpose of the celestial luminaries stated in Genesis 1:14-16. Interestingly, the word for “lights” in the firmament [Gen. 1:14, 16: *H216maor] is the same word used in reference to the lamps of the Menorah, (Exodus 20:27, 35:14). Moreover, the same Hebrew word that refers to the Menorah’s individual lamps, also refers to the individual celestial lights of the Sun and Moon in Gen. 1:16. Thus we have a perfect correspondence between the purpose not only of the individual celestial lights and each of the Menorah’s lamp’s, to shed light upon the Earth. The emphasis with a Sun-centered system is placed on the Light of God. God’s Light is the Source of Life on Earth, even as God is the Source of Light. The celestial lights support this order from the Hand of the Creator.

Genesis 1:14-16
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: [15] And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. [16] And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

  Since the same Hebrew words are used in reference to both the luminaries of the firmament and the lamp-stand of the Tabernacle, we are wise to notice the details of the Menorah’s celestial symbolism 

Here we find Biblical evidence in the Menorah regarding the Hebrew zodiac, structured as the earliest known heliocentric model, as seen in the Menorah Solar System, far ahead of Aristarchus of Samos
(270 BC), who 
was the first of the ancient Greeks to re-submit the idea of a Sun centered cosmos. With the Son of God and light of the world embodied in Jesus Christ as the central Servant Branch of the Menorah and Hebrew zodiac, we see the original roots for a Sun-centered solar system that Copernicus gets credit for, despite the position of antagonism in the Roman Catholic Church centuries after his death. This idea was first established with the Hebrew Menorah, [Ps. 19] that was structured on a celestial plan of the ancient solar system of seven planets, with luni-solar cycles and the Sun as the center candlestick [Rev.1:20], always enlightening the Earth with a heliocentric viewpoint.

Both Philo and Josephus were early observers who provided context for the Menorah’s rounded branches, associating them with larger astronomical concerns. This approach hearkens back to a link with the lamps of the lampstand and the planets that first appears with the prophet Zechariah already during the sixth century B.C., who described the five visible planets, and the Sun and the Moon, as the “eyes of YHWH:” 

These seven are the eyes of YHWH, which range through the whole earth. [Zech. 4:18] 

In (Figure 5.) below we see the first candlestick, or Menorah in the form of what James Strong has called a “stylized tree.” Strong gives his own description of Exodus 25:33 quoted below:

Ex. 25:33 Three bowls made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick.”

Strong’s geometric synopsis of this verse states:

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It will be perceived that each section of the semicircles of which these lines are the radii is composed of two members: the shank (a plain tube) and the bulb (or swell), and that each has a third part or base (a circular double flange, as a means of connection, hence an actual joint) only where it is united to a different kind of piece; i.e., at the bottom and top of the central shaft and of the six arms, including the intersections of the shaft with the arms.”11 [emphasis mine]

Figure 5. The Hebrew Menorah. 12

central shaft and of the six arms

  When we apply what we have already seen in the Biblical teaching of the Sun’s dual symbolism, to the Menorah, then it takes on a new light, associating the Sun not only with the solar system, but also the circular zodiac. The very structure of the Menorah shows its central shaft as the foundation of the candle, since it holds the main light as the centerpiece of the candlestick. All the branches of the candlestick are attached to the central shaft, even as they obtain their light from the main candle. This pattern is mirrored in the solar system as the planets and moons do not generate their own light, but reflect the light of the Sun, in their orbits. We find not only the order of the solar system reflected here but also that of the ecliptic in 12 Constellations. This is evident in the semicircular pattern based on the pi ratio. By expanding on Strong’s analysis of the Menorah this comes to light. In Strong’s smaller geometric model of the Menorah, we note bulbs on the six branches of the candlestick that are projections of the central bulb, from whence all the radiating lines of the central light emanate. These projections of the central light on the six branches, (five naked eye planets and the Sun & Moon) depict how these luminaries reflect the Sun’s light in their individual orbits upon the Earth. This system shines light on the temporal periods and orbits of each naked-eye planet in our solar system, in relation to the Sun’s light. This is revealed first in the context of the mathematics of the 7×7=49 standard, a primary trait of light in Creator’s celestial order.

The symbolism of the candlestick also extends beyond our solar system to include the circle of 12 signs of the zodiac. Strong’s emphasis above on the geometric design of the Menorah, exhibits the Hebrew zodiac as in Genesis 49, with Jacob’s prophesies over his twelve sons. We should note that these lines noted by Strong as “the radii of the semi-circle,” reflecting the symbolic light of the world, if extended into a complete circle, the radii would divide it into 12 equal parts of 360 degrees of the circle according to the pi ratio. We can be safe in making this conceptual leap in the implied design of the Menorah, because we have already seen this pattern in the Temple pillarsJachin and Boaz. This makes the Menorah the most complete piece of the furniture of the Temple and Tabernacle, acting as a celestial symbol of the structure of both our solar system and the zodiac. It is the most complete because it is the third aspect we have observed that utilizes the pi ratio, following on the great Brazen Sea and the Temple pillars. These aspects of The Celestial Symbolism of the Temple and Tabernacle utilize the pi ratio to depict the Hebrew calendar of 12 months of 30 days in the sacred 360-day year used by Noah. The Menorah goes beyond this, embracing the planets in a heliocentric model of the ancient solar system, long before the Greek Aristarchus of Samos proposed it in the second century BC.

The Menorah’s implicit use of the pi ratio incorporates the previous usage of this principle in the Brasen Sea and the Temple pillars, while adding the symbolism of the heliocentric solar system to these previous applications, all incorporated into a single model. This systematic usage of the Pi Ratio in the sacred furniture, altars and Pillars of the Temple and Tabernacle, are supported in the consistent application of this mathematical principle as illustrated above in the Pi mathematics of the circle as seen in the practical reckoning of Pi in the 22 letters and 7 vowels of the Hebrew Alphabet applied to the Menorah structure of [Genesis 1:1 and Isa. 44:6], that we saw related to the central number of 401 in Gen. 1:1, where the Circle with a circumference of 1259 units yields a diameter of 401 units, according to the Pi formula.

This consistent, orderly, progressive and systematic usage of the Pi ratio in the architecture and design of the Hebrew Temple and Tabernacle, and its sacred elements and furniture, illustrates the purposeful application of this advanced mathematical principle, far in advance of human science awareness or application. This shows the Word of the Almighty Creator as the true Source for these and other advanced mathematical and geometric concepts that were applied not only in Sacred Architecture, but in the Intelligent Design of all Creation itself. As we continue our quest to seek out and expand tangible scientific evidence of the awesome works at the Hand of our Creator and Heavenly Father, the distant thunder echoing in our ears will become an undeniable storm of cascading truths overwhelming any credible opposition, until the ultimate realization and witness of Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of the Almighty Heavenly Father of Lights, to whom every knee shall bow and every tongue confess. The Sooner this realization comes, the greater benefit to the recipient.

God Bless,

Agape‘

Rene‘ 

  


Footnotes

1.  Harmonica Macrocosmica [A. Cellarius, Amsterdam 1660]
2. [www.hebrew4christians.com]
3. www.traditionsjewishgifts.com , picture credit
4. https://www.biblegematria.com/pi-and-the-bible.html
5. Secrets of the Great Pyramid, Peter Thompkins p. 306
6. https://sites.google.com/site/mathematicalmonotheism/the-genesis-1-1-mirror-code
7. Jesus Christ is Not God, 2nd edition, p. 97
8. Otiot: Sacred Signs, from “The Book of Sacred Names.” Jacobus G. Swart
9. www.gotlifequestions.com, picture credit for Figure 4.
10. https://sites.google.com/site/mathematicalmonotheism
11. The Tabernacle of Israel, Its structure and Symbolism, ppg. 68-69 James Strong
12. IBID, picture credit for Figure 5.

 

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A High Altitude Survey of Acts in Light of the [MOB], and the power manifestations.

Jon Nessle, Wayne Clapp, Ed Horney, Jan Magiera, John Crouch, Ren Manetti, Will Barlow.

This teaching is based on the recent MOB Conference call that I linked to the Book of Acts, as it lays out the growth and expansion of the 1st Century Church. In the session, our Aramaic Scholar Jan Mageira shared some notes and charts that really blessed me. One chart Jan shared from her notes, was an Aramaic word picture of Faith which translates; “Strong Water to the Seed.” Strength is pictured as an Ox, as a pillar of the Church, one standing strong on God’s Word. The basic idea is firmness or certainty. The seed once planted, in ideal ground needs the best water to grow, allowing water to saturate the seed for ideal growth. Renewed mind believing comes by hearing the Word of God, but it is this higher level of faith that catalyzes Church growth. There are growth examples in all 4 Kingdoms of Life; Plant, Animal, Human & Spiritual. Growth occurs via the Laws of Nature God designed in Creation, but the impartation of Believing, Miracles and Gifts of Healing all supersede these laws to bring the impossible to pass at the command of the one operating in the certainty of this supernatural level of believing. We are aware of two universal key ingredients in the Manifestation of Believing [MOB]; human freewill and God energizing, that are always present. Once we Know That God energizes, a key question becomes HOW does God energize? We find examples in the Word of God where He energized in believer’s personal lives for blessing and deliverance in certain situations. This summary is focused on the Book of Acts for the following reasons;

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The pattern for growth in all four kingdoms of life increases according to the perfect geometric pattern of the Fibonacci Series. Plant-life is based on optimum utilization and exposure to light and water, enhanced by the spiral growth form of the Phi ratio and the distribution of leaves or seeds on the plants above ground, and the pattern root structure of the plant below ground. The Sunflower florets for example, are set in two rotating spirals, 21 clockwise and 34 anti-clockwise, programmed into the DNA of plant auxin, ordered via the Fibonacci numbers arranging the seeds in the most compact array to optimize their ability to gather light from the Sun for maximum growth and replication. There is also a general agreement between the geometric increase of growth via the Fibonacci Series and summarizing and concluding statements of the Book of Acts, that start with addition and geometrically increase in scale to multiplication, at higher levels. The “Grk. Word Auxano,” is the root for “auxins” found in 3 of the Acts summary statements; [Acts 6:7, 12:24, 19:20, Eph. 4:16]. We see this in how 1st Century Churches grew and were added in key areas, [Acts 9:31multiplied, 16:5, established in the faith, and increased in number daily…]

Sunflower Florets Arranged in Fibonacci Spirals

Sunflowers show complex Fibonacci sequences

Common themes of Music and geometric growth based on the Fibonacci series are exhibited in DNA, scalability, and replication. The principles of Plant DNA-auxins depicting the spiritual life and growth of the Acts 1st Century Church are witnessed in the gradual, progressive and systematic growth from the simple to the complex. We find a general compatibility of the numeric expansion of the Fibonacci Series [1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21] in the initial Fibonacci numbers; 1,1,2,3 increasing by simple addition; reaching a point of transition to multiplication. This growth is seen in Acts first with individuals, then moving on to groups/church levels daily! No matter the level of growth and expansion attained, these precepts do not deviate from these basic growth principles. In the Beginning with the initial utterance in His Symphony of Sound and Light, The light of Almighty God has continued its inexorable spread across all levels of Creation and our world. As all the choirs of the Kingdoms of Life add their voices to this universal Scriptural Score, All Creation praises our Almighty Creator and Loving Heavenly Father of Lights, spreading strands of truth, ever echoing and reverberating in newly variable combinations, unifying the works of His Hands, with each sharing their unique part in His infinite Mystery of Godliness.

[Rom. 8:19-2319 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

[Ps. 148-149, I Cor. 3:6-7, Col. 2:19]

The Musical Structure of the DNA Double Helix. 

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DNA [the following research is found on Wikipedia and is suggested for further study]
For more information on DNA see Appendix 1 below.

Each cycle of the DNA molecule measures 34 angstoms long by 21 angstroms wide. 21 and 34 are consecutive
Fibonacci numbers. As the series increases the ratio of 34/21 is a closer approximation of phi, [1.618…] since it is further into the series progression than the previous examples of 3 and 5Jean-claude Perez suggested there is a strong link between DNA and golden ratio in 1991,[1] then later in 1997 in his book l’ADN décrypté[2]. His work shows the relative proportions of nucleotides within coding DNA sequences like genes or RNA strings are governed by specific Fibonacci and Lucas number sets. This discovery was validated particularly on all known HIV and SIV (Simian Immunodeficiency Virus) retroviruses, whole genomes with Professor Luc Montagnier (the discoverer of HIV virus) who called the discovery a “DNA supracode” [1].

As we find the Fibonacci number sequence of 21, 34 in both plant auxins and human DNA in the above examples we can see a similar pattern in God’s Word. A Grk. word for growth is Auxano 2 [G837]=to enlarge, grow up, [give the] increase. Botanical examples of Auxano, from the Plant Kingdom include; [Matt. 6:28] consider how the lilies of the field grow… [Matt. 13:32, Lk. 13:19] the tiny mustard seed grows greatest among the herbs. [Mk. 4:8] In the Parable of the Sower, the plant sprang up and increased bearing fruit…
[Luke 1:80, 2:40] Jesus as a child grew and waxed strong in spirit. [filled (G4137) with wisdom (G4678) and grace (G5485), 3 shows Jesus as the ideal example of Auxano growth in Human and Spirit Kingdoms.

This word also describes the growth and increase of God’s Word in believers according to the pattern of 8 Great Statements in the Book of Acts. [Acts 2:43-7, 6:7, 9:31, 11:2112:24, 16:5, 19:20, 28:31] 4 the Word of God increased and the number of disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly. Key verses where these 3 words; signs, miracles and wonders occur together are;

Acts 2:22, 22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

As a fan of Biblical Astronomy it is notable that in Peter’s Sermon on the Day of Pentecost in 28AD, he references the OT Prophecy of [Joel 2:28-31] where the first use of the word “wonders” [teras] in Acts, occurs referring to celestial signs; [Rev. 12:1-2]. At the opening of the Age of Grace, it shows the vitality and importance of Biblical Astronomy in our current administration. Acts 2:20 refers to Blood Moons, or Lunar and solar eclipses where the sun is turned into darkness and the Moon to Blood before, or leading to the Great and notable Day of the Lord, and the return of Christ.

Blood Moon over Jerusalem.

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Heb. 2:4 Signs, wonders and mighty works [Dunamis]. A sign signifies something by the work wrought, or the specific type and nature of the deliverance. Peter & Paul did similar miracles while ministering to the Judean and Gentile churches in Acts 3:2-8, vs. 14:8-10, both men healed a man lame from his mother’s womb, having never walked, who began leaping and walked immediately upon their healing.

Where the [MOB] is present in bringing signs and wonders to pass we find a pattern of God energizing His spirit supernaturally with the power manifestations in his believers in the Church. Where the word for “Wonder” [teras] is used in specific sections of Acts, referring to the effect produced on those witnessing the mighty works, tells us How, When and Where God energized His spirit for the Word of God to grow, resulting in the rise and expansion of the Acts Churches. The rise in personal believing exercised by those witnessing these signs and wonders, builds into the results of expansion, growth of the Church and healing deliverance of the Church, not to mention the awe and respect for God, as in the first great statement.

 [Acts 2:43] fear or respect of God came upon every soul and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles, leading to Acts 2:47As Jon Nessle has taught; this reverence and respect for God listed with the OT manifestations seen on the positive side, which is discerning the spirit of the Lord. 5

[Isa. 11:2-3] And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; And shall make him of quick under-standing in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

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The spirit of understanding is dicserning of spirits on the negative side. As the discerning of spirits is listed as the 7th NT Manifestation in I Cor. 12, it reflects the depth of spiritual perfection and discernment on both the positive and negative sides required to operate the power manifestations. 6 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Knowledge and wisdom, [Ps. 110:10, Prov. 1:7]. [Heb. 5:14] reminds us that by reason of use we should exercise our spiritual sense to discern both good and evil. The Acts Great Statements also record the opening and unveiling of the Great Mystery in practical application in the transition to the Book of Acts from OT Manifestations to NT Manifestations, seen in the progressive spiritual growth of the 1st Century Church. This reverence was at the heart of the Unity and 1 accord [Acts 1:14, 2:46] of the Church [Eph. 4:1-4], as this awe and respect came upon every soul, via witnessing Signs, miracles and wonders. This spiritual unity is a focus of the 1st summary and conclusion statement in Acts, the number one signifying unity and commencement.

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 Acts 2:46-47, was a direct result of Peter’s Sermon on the Day of Pentecost, the birthday of the Church, and opening of the Age of Grace Admin, the Lord added [to the church] daily, such as should be saved.

The 1st section of Acts saw the miracle New Birth first become available, marked by a sign “cloven tongues like as of fire” with Speaking in Tongues as a new worship manifestation of power from on high [Acts 2:,4 38], and in many tongues understood in their own language evoking a multitude responding in Praise to God, a key summarized in the first Great Statement, [Acts 2:47].

[Acts 2:22, 3:16, Faith in his Name], “call on the name of the Lord”-
[Acts 7:59] At Stephen’s sto
ning. 9:14-all that call on thy Name.
[Acts 22:16]; Paul with Ananias calling on the Lord’s Name.
[Rom. 10:12-14]; No difference between Jew
and Greek for the Same Lord is rich over all that call on Him. [1 Cor. 1:2]. 7

The Counterfeit in Acts 19-the sons of Sceva tried to derail calling on the Lord’s Name after failed attempts to shut down the Word via fear and intimidation. Both in Acts 5:18-19, below and Acts 19:17, fear and reverence came on them all, and the genuine Name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.

This links the 1st and 7th Great Statements of Acts not only in the apostolic ministries of Paul and Peter in the two denominations of the 1st Century Church, but also in the 7 Great Statements as a set, where the 8th is a new beginning. Ananias and Sapphira is another example where reverence of the Lord was violated with immediate terminal consequences [Acts 5:1-5], Great reverence ensued. Genuine believer’s true motivation in repentance is not fear/legalistic condemnation, but in the love, joy and delight for God to seek and walk in His light. As His will is revealed for us in our calling, we develop a personal relationship with our Heavenly Father in the practical application of our gifts, callings and purpose.

Acts 4:30-37 By stretching forth thy hand to heal that signs and wonders may be done, This shows when leaders and believers “get their hands dirty” in service to the body, God energizes [MOB] required to bring gifts of healings with these signs and wonders to pass in the impartation category, revealing the powerful Hand of the Lord, with them leading to the 4th Acts summary statement;

[Acts 11:2121 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.

Acts 5:12-16 By the hands of the Apostle’s were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; The Shadow of Peter healed the sick and those vexed with evil spirits. Peter and Paul both did special miracles [Acts 5:15-16, 9:42, 19:11-12], raising the Dead!

The Angel delivering Paul from Prison

ANGELS IN THE BIBLE

Acts 5:18-19 When the High Priest and Sadducees laid hands on the Apostles to imprison them, the angel of the Lord opened the prison doors releasing them, told them to “Go Stand and speak in the Temple to the people all the words of this lifefreeing the men of God with the ministry of reconciliation. This is the 1st record in Acts of angelic action in the movement of the Gospel. All leading to the 2nd section in Acts 6:7 where the Word of God increased and the number of disciples multiplied greatly. Here the Quality of believers increased to Disciples at a higher level, while the Quantity also transitions to multiplying of individual disciples vs. added believers. [Acts 6:1 disciples multiplied, at a lower rate beforegreatly” multiplying in Acts 6:7, as in the Fibonacci number series, where the expansion multiplies faster the deeper into the numeric series we progress, until “Churches are multiplied” on a group level in Acts 9:31].

Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.

This is a key record in Acts where the intervention of an angel plays a key role to protect Paul and others. Since Acts was the birthday of the Church of Christ’s spiritual Body, it is also the first time Christ’s authority over both the angels and the Church is witnessed at the same time, [Rev. 1:20]. Thus it behooves us to pay attention to the actions of angels, and their influence on the growth of God’s Word in Acts.

In the 2nd section we see in Acts 6:8, where Stephen was full of faith and power, doing great wonders and signs among the people. Acts 6:15 says Stephen’s face was perhaps illuminated like the face of an angel. Stephen also recounts God who sent Moses as the deliverer of Israel, by the hand of the Angel of the burning bush. Since the growth of the Church began in Jerusalem, there was an emphasis on the signs done by Moses in Egypt and the wilderness in Acts 7:36.

Phillip the Evangelist and the Ethiopian Eunuch

Encounters With God – Philip & The Ethiopian Eunuch – Acts 8:26-40 | OneLife Community Church

In Acts 8 the people seeing and hearing the miracles done at the hands of Phillip gave heed with one accord in Samaria [Acts 8:5-8], was sent to Gaza by an angel [8:26] where he met an Ethiopian Eunuch, as Phillip evangelized beyond and outside Jerusalem, since the Eunuch was not a Jew. This was an initial sign after Acts 2:38-39, that the Word was moving to the Gentiles, followed by the record with Simon the Sorcerer, a key account where the positive impact of God’s Word shut down occult powers. In Acts 9 Saul, after he saw the events involving Stephen, led efforts to persecute and slaughter the Church.

Paul was persecuting the Church of Christ with authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on the Name of the Lord, but God called him to bear God’s Name before the Gentiles, kings & Isreal,  [Acts 9:1415]. Here the Church’ growth waited on the personal growth of Paul as a key minister to impact the spiritual conflict of that day. When Jesus recruited Paul, he took a top agent of the enemy, turned him from darkness unto light. This removed the impetus from the enemy, transferring it on the right side. We find the Church influenced on a group level by individual key leaders, as chief persecutor-Paul was recruited and converted by Christ to become the leading Apostle to the Gentiles. After his conversion these attacks ceasedone reason why the Churches had rest in the 3rd Great statement of Acts 9:31, a great example of the practical application of comfort of the holy spirit.
As the church walked in awe and respect of the Lord and comfort of the Holy Spirit they were multiplied. Here we find the 1st time the Churches multiplied on a group level vs. single believers, or disciples, resulting from the people reverencing and respecting the Lord, and being edified; [oikodomeo].

This opens the 4th section with Peter healing Aeneas of the palsy and raising Tabitha from the dead, that was known throughout Joppa so that many believed in the Lord, [Acts 9:42]. In Acts 10:3 Cornelius reached out to Peter, at the Angel’s direction where Peter has a vision so God can take him beyond the OT Law, to witness to Cornelius and the Gentiles. This promise was first revealed to Peter in Acts 2:38-39, as we saw was reiterated with Phillip and the Ethiopian Eunuch. Finally, in Acts 10 God showed Peter in the vision the full ramifications of the initial prophecy at Pentecost, where the Gentiles manifested holy spirit, and shared the baptism of the Spirit. This lead to the 4th section of Acts, [Acts 11:21] where the “Hand of the Lord” was with them, and a great number believed and “turned to the Lord.” Four is the number of the World, where the Gentile nations believed and manifested just as the apostles did at Pentecost.

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Next was the time for Barnabas to rise and be sent to Antioch in Acts 11:22 who was full of the holy spirit and Faith, leading to the 5th great summary statement “and much people were added to the church,” [Acts 12:24]. In Acts 12 Peter is delivered from Herod’s Prison by an Angel, another instance of angels with key roles in signs and wonders, in this case the believers in the house praying for Peter’s release, thought it was Peter’s angel at the door, not Peter himself. In Acts 12:23 in Herod’s speech, the people said his was the voice of god [idol] and when he did not give God the glory, reverence and respect due to ego, the angel smote him so he was eaten with worms and expired. This shows the consequences of not reverencing the Almighty at this point. On the heels of this, the 5th Acts Great statement takes place, an awesome witness and testimony to the temperature of believing, awe and respect of God by omission at this stage of growth, in the new area of Antioch, like Ananias & Sapphira previously.

Acts 13:42-43, Acts 14:1-4 Paul and Barnabus in Iconium, where a great multitude of Jews & Greeks believed. 14:3 shows Paul and Barnabas teaching and preaching the Gospel where signs and wonders were done by their hands. This witness by Paul & Barnabas continued in the Acts Council at Jerusalem, where they recounted the signs and wonders God wrought among the Gentiles, [Acts 15:12]. Paul and Barnabas split over John-Mark [Acts 15:36-39], Paul goes with Silas, and not much is heard of Barnabas afterwards.

This leads to the 6th Great Statement in Acts 16:5 where the Churches were established, [3:7, strengthened- stereoo. In this section of Acts [14:22-23] we find the leaders exhorting [parakaleo] and confirming the souls of the disciples, [confirming=episterizo, exhorting-parakaleo 15:32, 18:23], 8 ordaining elders and in this way confirmed every church [Acts 15:41]. This provided the basis for the church growth to increase in number daily. Paul gets the vision of the Man of Macedonia in Troas [Acts 16:9-10], calling for their help. Here they met Lydia and her believing household. Upon shutting down the divination spirit in the Name of Jesus Christ, [Acts 16:16-36] they saw a backlash from the local magistrates being persecuted, beaten and imprisoned by those who lost their soothsaying income from their spiritualist damsel, but as they were equipped in their faithful reply of singing praises to God in prayer, a great earthquake shook them loose, so the apostles  were delivered from prison, saving the jailer with his house.

In Acts 19 Paul in Ephesus ministered the Holy Spirit unto the believers and they Spoke in Tongues and prophesied, [19:3-8, 11] God wrought special miracles [dunamis] by the hands of Paul. When counterfeit exorcistspiritualist Sons of Sceva were sent packing, as they counterfeited the “Name of the Lord,” with a “false spirit of Jesus,fear [respect] fell on them so the true “Name of the Lord Jesus was magnified, calling attention to the real power of the “Lord’s Name.” Here we see the reverence of the Lord combined with calling on the Lord’s Name, to the end the genuine was magnified. This focus caused the people to burn their books of occult practice, so the Word mightily grew [Acts 19:20] and prevailed against diminished opposition in the 7th summary statement. Acts 19:21 says “After these things were ended…” shows link and level of completion in the first 7 Great Statements of Acts, with the unity of the 1st and 7th verses based on the “Name of the Lord.”

Here we see another level of spiritual counterfeit in the organized group opposition and industry behind Dianna of the Ephesians, whose Temple was a wonder of the old world, getting labor Unions and local politicians involved to riot and shout down the Apostle’s; [Acts 19:24-29, 32-34 like antifa]. This was an answer to the Churches multiplying in growth, demanding the enemy to respond in kind, with a chaotic assembly [Ekklesia] most of which “knew not the reason they were come together.” However, cooler heads led by Alexander prevailed against Demetrius-the Union boss who accused Paul of turning away many from the industry tied to the worldwide worship of the idol goddess Dianna, teaching “there be no gods that are made with hands,” [Acts 19:26].

In Acts 23:6-9 Paul’s background in the Judean religion being familiar with the belief’s of the Sadducee’s and Pharisee’s, he drew on his own history as a Pharisee, hitting upon a point of division between the 2 sects, since the Sadducee’s did not believe in Angel’s or spirits, but the Pharisee’s hold with both. So he used this schism based on the doctrine of angels to his advantage to escape with his skin.

During Paul’s journey to Rome he witnessed the Gospel of Christ before Governor Festus, and King Agrippa. Once Paul started the Ocean voyage from Crete with the ensuing storm, the crew had lost hope, Paul exhorted them that there would be no loss of life in the remainder of their trip, only the ship, [Acts 27:20-25].

Acts 28:31 is the 8th Great Statement, where “Paul dwelt in his own hired house for 2 years, preaching and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.

After all the strife and contention that the adversary put up to oppose the movement of God’s Word, all the stonings, stripes and hazards encountered by Peter, Paul and the Apostle’s and Believers, they finally got to the point where they could have free course to share God’s Word minus persecution, in all confidence “no man forbidding him,” showing he was unhindered in these efforts. I believe this speaks volumes for our day because the enemy knows his days are numbered and short, so he is pulling out all the stops leading up to the tribulation, that we are witnessing in the current pandemic and Signs-of today.

In summary, we have seen a strong link between the awe and respect of God, seen in the 1st, 3rd and 6th Great Statements, resulting in Hand of the Lord, being with the apostle’s, so that more signs, miracles & wonders are operated in the ministries of the apostles and prophets, in the Name of Jesus Christ. With this super-natural deliverance resulting from God energizing this deliverance among the believers, the Name of God is manifested in light of His true benevolent power, witnessed far and wide by his genuine ministers. The pattern of Church growth laid out in the Book of Acts, provides a standard and replicable blueprint modern Christians can emulate as we abide by the principles evident in this record. This seems to be our clarion call as seen in the 8th Great Statement as a New Beginning for the application of these keys in genuine Church outreach.

These statements also depict the unity of the 7 Ones [Eph. 4] in practical Application! [Body, Spirit, Hope, Lord, Faith, Baptism, God-father].

God has no hands and feet but our hands and feet to walk amongst the almost dead…

Agape’,

Rene’


Appendix 1.

DNA spiral as a Golden Section

The DNA molecule, the program for all life, is based on the golden section.  It measures 34 angstroms long by 21 angstroms wide for each full cycle of its double helix spiral.

Construction of the golden section, based on phi, the golden ratio
DNA and phi, the golden proportion, in the dimensions of its spirals
34 and 21, of course, are numbers in the Fibonacci series and their ratio, 1.6190476 closely approximates phi, 1.6180339.

B-DNA has spirals in phi proportions

DNA in the cell appears as a double-stranded helix referred to as B-DNA.This form of DNA has a two groove in its spirals, with a ratio of phi in the proportion of the major groove to the minor groove, or roughly 21 angstroms to 13 angstroms.

B-DNA major and minor grooves in phi or golden ratio proportion

Insight on B-DNA proportions contributed by Melih Yazici.

The DNA cross-section is based on Phi

It has been reported but not yet confirmed by this site that a cross-sectional view from the top of the DNA double helix forms a decagon:



Top view of DNA molecule

A decagon is in essence two pentagons, with one rotated by 36 degrees from the other, so each spiral of the double helix must trace out the shape of a pentagon.

Pentagons are based on phi, the golden ratio

Construction of a decagon using two pentagons based on phi, the golden ratio

The ratio of the diagonal of a pentagon to its side is Phi to 1.  So, no matter which way you look at it, even in its smallest element, DNA, and life, is constructed using phi and the golden section!

The following quote is from Gary Meisner who authors the [https://www.goldennumber.net/dna/] site.

I think we can all agree that imaginary entities do not create anything. If God is our Creator though, then He is not imaginary. Just to have this exchange of thoughts, we type away at computers dependent upon sophisticated programming codes, communication networks and power sources that took highly intelligent human beings centuries of purposeful design to achieve. A single strand of our DNA though contains a more sophisticated code than any mankind has created. That code contains the complete instructions to create the human brain, which is far more sophisticated than any computer we’ve conceived, and the neural networks that allow your eyes to see, your brain to think and your fingers to type. I am in awe at the need of other story telling humans to believe that the amazing intricacy in the cosmos happened without intelligence, thought and design, completely by chance and with absolutely no purpose.- Gary Meisner. 9


Footnotes

1. Jean-claude Perez in 1997 from his book l’ADN décrypté.
2. Strong’s Concordance, Auxano
[G837], James Strong.
3. IBID, (G4137) wisdom (G4678) grace (G5485)
4. The Rise and Expansion of the Christian Church in Acts, The Way Intn’l Seminar.
5.  Jon Nessle The OT manifestations, Isa. 11:2-3.
6. IBID
7. Companion Bible marginal notes, E.W. Bullinger
8. IBID on [Acts 14:22-23, 15:32, 41, 18:23]
9. Gary Meisner author of the [https://www.goldennumber.net/dna/] site.

 

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