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The Father of Lights

God Bless everyone, I’m Very Blessed to have another opportunity to share on Tune-in Tuesday in this great “Attributes of God” series. In recent sessions Rev. Nessle taught about some ancient Greek ideas and traditions from Plato, Socrates & Aristotle, that centered on 4 key points where Greek Philosophy negatively affected Judeo-Christian thought. Jon quoted from Chapter 2 of “The Semantics of Biblical Language” by James Barr, and I’d like to open with a focus on at least 2 of these key points tonight.  Rev. Nessle also spoke about obliterating what he called the “Perfection Infection” from Greek Philosophy, supported by the “I Am” teaching related to “God’s Being,” that gave rise to a field of study called “Ontology.” Jon suggested we should take the rare opportunity to obliterate this entire category of study, so it occurred to me; what better way to undermine this area of ontological study than to show how the adversary built a basis for this attack against the true God, on the Serpent’s temptation of Eve in the Garden of Eden. The Four points of Greek thought and influence on western culture identified by Barr are:

1. Static vs. Dynamic or Being vs. Becoming [Concept of God/Time]
2. Abstract vs. Concrete
3. Greek Mortal & Immortal Soul vs. Hebrew “Soul”-Nephesh
4. Analytical
[divisive] vs. Unified Semitic Thought

Our two points of focus tonight are: #1 & #3.

To understand this first point of Static vs. Dynamic we need to grasp how The Creator set up His original Balances of Justice to see how the serpent deceived Eve with his counterfeit.

Gen. 2:7-9

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. The Lord God planted a garden east-ward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
15 Then the Lord God took [d]the man and put him in the garden of Eden to [e]tend and keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you[f] shall surely die.”

Our position regarding the only genuine power of the human mind is simple, the only power originating in the human mind is freedom of will. With this God-given ability, men and angels can choose what to believe. In The Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were created as freewill agents who had an innocent knowledge of good, evil remained a potential and they were not ashamed before God. God’s gift of Freedom of Will is a central pillar of God’s Light, demonstrating His Goodness. He does not desire a family of robots! Since God is the perfectly Just God, and in order for freedom of will to be a reality, God had to make the potential for an alternative to His Will available, or else He would be legislating the outcomes, since the only options available to man would have been in accordance with God’s Will. In this sense, God’s balances of justice were set in a state of equilibrium from the start,  because an alternative to His Will was only a potential according to angelic and human choice. As long as men and angels obeyed the truth of God’s Will the fruits of God’s perfect creation were enjoyed by all, but with the disobedience of God’s Will, calamity ensued.

In my first teaching in this series we introduced an Attribute of God as the Father of Lights.  Tonight we will expand on that concept beginning in Genesis 1.

In Genesis 1:3 “God said let there be light and there was light. And God saw the light that it was good, and God Divided the light from the darkness.”

This division of spiritual light from darkness is not the same as the division of day from night in the physical heavens, [Gen. 1:14-17], which represents the Creator’s temporal order, regulated by the solar, lunar and star calendars inherent in the celestial cycles of the Sun, Moon and Stars. The light of verses 3-4 was Spiritual light from the Almighty Creator-God that enlightened His Creation in the Heavens & Earth before the Sun, Moon and Stars were set in the heavens in verses 14-17, thus the division between light and darkness took place first in the Spiritual realm not the physical, as a result of the fallout from Lucifer’s revolt with the angels he deceived, in his coup attempt against God, [2 Pet. 3:4-7, Rev. 12:4]. As these angels rebelled they separated themselves from the Father of lights, and the potential evil that resulted from this disobedience; “Original Sin” was activated, in the spiritual realm, preceding the entropy of the physical realm. This lead to the first Heaven and Earth becoming without form and void, since we know that the Father of lights did not create it that way. As such the Creator and Father of Lights was above the spiritual corruption resulting from the Original Sin of the angels in Lucifer’s revolt. The Genesis Creation record picks up here showing God’s restoration of Creation in the 2nd Heaven and Earth.

Gen. 3:1-4

Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LordGod had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”

And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’

Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was [a]pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves [b]coverings.

In the Genesis 3:4 record of the serpent’s temptation of Eve, on one level the serpent deceived Eve with the illusion that God was “in control” of the “necessary” boundaries of both Good and evil, because they were supposedly part of God’s Original Creation in the beginning. A key point here is the Serpent’s inclusion of God within these boundaries of both Good and evil as part of a false symbiotic temporal balance where order prevailed in a static universe of harmony and peace. Sounds nice doesn’t it? The serpent then tempted Eve with his altered static conception of God in Time, in the context of Eve’s self-gratification. In Gen. 3:6 the word “desired” in the Aramaic means “turned on” and is totally in the category of sexual self-gratification. Eve got to the point of lusting after this knowledge to gratify her selfish desire to possess this Wisdom of God, with the critical element of the knowledge of evil that the serpent presented as the key God was witholding, that was preventing her from sharing in the “true knowledge of God.” The serpent presented this outside of her sacred union in marriage with her earthly Lord-husband Adam, “liberated” from the godly relationship set up by the Heavenly Father, Who put the true godly knowledge of good without evil, in context of their sacred mutual relationship with their Heavenly Father of Lights.

Plate I. Michelangelo’s “Original Sin” 

garden of eden

Thus the serpent presented a scenario where the Almighty God was capable of both good and evil. The notion that God created both light and darkness “in the beginning” is a lie promulgated by the adversary-who would have us believe that God created the earth in chaos, or-“without form and void” so that he can paint a picture of God that of necessity embodies a balance of order and Chaos. This also allows the enemy to steal man’s worship directed to the true God, because of the false god of good and evil that the serpent replaced Him with. This dogma enables the adversary to bring God down to the level of the natural senses man, under the pretext of the “immortal soul” dogma, [#3 above] that the soul never really dies but, merely migrates to the next level of enlightenment on an infinite journey towards perfection. This is merely the Perfection infection, applied to the spiritual walk of mankind, embodied in the serpent’s lie that “ye shall be as god’s” knowing good and evil. This also supports a premise of “psychic power” that says by utilizing the principles of order one can harness and control the forces of chaos, by communing with, and developing the “spark of the divine” latent in the sub-conscious of all humanity. In reality however, this enables the spirit realm to control mankind through the power of this deception. Here we find the two-fold essence of the serpent’s lie in Genesis 3:4-6; “ye shall not surely die” and ye shall be as godsknowing good and evil, {poneros}.”

The serpent knew that succumbing to this temptation would kill man’s true spiritual link with God, so he told Eve she would “be as gods, knowing good and evil, implying that this shortcut to a truer knowledge of Good and a more intimate knowledge of God, was not available without the knowledge of evil, {poneros}. This lie forms the false foundation for the doctrine of the “immortal soul” that the human soul is synonymous with the spirit of God, because when the serpent told Eve she would not surely die, he was equating her life without God’s spirit after her fall, to her life with God’s spirit before the fall, telling her it would open her eyes to be as gods, knowing good and evil, [Romans 1:25]. This also removes the need to restore mankind via a spiritual new birth, and the need for redemption in Christ because according to the serpent, all humanity has the spark of the divine, and we are all “God’s children,” so our spiritual relationship is already living and intact. Here the enemy can substitute the counterfeit of his evil spirit realm in place of God’s holy spirit, like the “psychic gifts” of modern para-psychology vs. the manifestations of holy spirit; [1 Cor. 12 7-11] etc. The Serpent was tempting Eve to follow it’s example of “original sin” that corrupted the angels so he could bring destruction on mankind. Thus the adversary’s wicked false balances of a Static God were set upon these lies, upon a basis that God detests; [Prov. 11:1, 20:23]. “A false balance is abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight.”

Romans 1:25 Says men worship the creation more than the Creator thus turning the truth of God into a lie, because the man Christ Jesus [1 Tim. 2:5] is part of Creation and in Trinitarian dogma, the God-man is worshipped as Almighty God. The Trinity violates even the laws of physics because it is impossible for something to be both finite [human] and infinite God at the same time, and in the same relationship. This illustrates also that Trinity dogma is man-made because it is defeated by human logic and Science.

With this false doctrinal basis he could now transform his total dependence upon God as a parasite, into the illusory antithetical symbiotic relationship where each extreme- light/ darkness, order/chaos, good/evil, ostensibly required the other in order to exist. This is the false balance underlying the Stasis or a Static Greek God-concept, that inspired Jon’s comment that “we can’t understand or explain the Semitic concept of God’s Holiness with the Greek concept of God’s Perfection.” The adversary uses these false balances to make himself the creator of both Light and darkness which is exactly how most Christians perceive the true God today. This is built on the flawed understanding of [Isa. 45:5-7] which negates these false balances in vs. 5-6, since there is No God beside the Almighty;

Isa. 45:5-7 
I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.

This is a great example of the [idiom of permission] because it is impossible for God to create darkness since God is Light, and darkness is the absence of Light, what God created as the Father of Lights was potential for darkness when He created Free Will both with Angels and Mankind.

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Js. 1:17 Father of Lights

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

If man got anywhere near the spiritual purity of God’s unshielded light, like a laser it would melt us down, so Jesus came to us as the fullness of God that can be witnessed on the level of human senses, which is illustrated in the “Attributes of God” chart. This is why no man has ever seen God [Jn. 1:18] in His raw form of Light. In the previous segment, I proposed a spectrum of 60 octaves of electromagnetic light, but in the interim, on my Facebook Group-the Biblical Astronomy Fellowship, a wonderful believer-Rachael Rogers known to many of you, sent me some information that really blessed and excited me, that documents 49 Octaves of Light which fits much better with the pattern of Bible truths in so many areas. I’m so thankful for Believers like Rachael who share their insights in the BA fellowship forum, making a vital and living exchange of ideas, where all can contribute, because it certainly is much bigger than my efforts in this area, that will really make this category of study come alive. As we allow the Word to speak for itself, the greatest truths of Scripture will only be understood in the context of the body of Christ, not just by “lone ranger” individuals, because the infinite truths of the Creator are far too vast and multi-dimensional for any single person to fathom, on their own. So I’m blessed to provide one of many forums where people can share in a specialized learning fellowship dedicated to the study of Biblical Astronomy and related topics, and I’m excited to take this opportunity to invite all interested in sharing, as we welcome and are enthused to hear your input, feedback and contributions!

The first thing that God called back into the re-ordering of Creation in Genesis 1 was light, because any genuine works of His Hands in Creation must be a manifestation of the Father of Lights. In Gen. 1, we find whenever God spoke, something wonderful resulted. The Sound of His voice is antecedent to light which we can see in the following reference:

“And God said, Let there be Light and there was Light. And God saw the Light, that it was good: and God divided the Light from the darkness.” The entrance of God’s Word always brings light, [Ps. 119:130], so as God spoke to give Light; the Sound of God’s Voice preceded Light. The info Rachael Rogers sent on the Oscillatory Frequency principle, rings true, since Sound is an Energy active on a lower Scale building towards light. This is an accurate way to grasp the Biblical principles of God’s Creation from a scientific viewpoint because based on this Oscillatory Frequency, Sound is Energy acting on a lower Scale, building towards light. As visible Light appears on the 49th Octave, it explains its Divine origin and relation; God is represented symbolically as a Circle of light going back to His Covenant with Noah [Gen. 9:12-17], the Number 7 being the perfect standard of God’s Creation. Since the Number 49 is the product of 7 X 7, it stands for each Circle of the spiral having been traversed 7 times as this beautiful Light Energy was preceded by Sound with its Seven Musical Notes, before Light was created, with its Seven Spectral Colors. This pattern in Creation has led to the idea that God’s Creation of the Cosmos consisted of traversing seven Circles.

Plate 2. The Visible light spectrum that registers to human vision is depicted below.

 

The electromagnetic spectrum is generally divided into seven regions, in order of decreasing wavelength and increasing energy and frequency: radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, X-rays and gamma rays.

The electromagnetic spectrum is generally divided into seven regions, in order of decreasing wavelength and increasing energy and frequency: radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, X-rays and gamma rays. Credit: Biro Emoke Shutterstock

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.” 2

In the book Jesus Christ is not God, regarding John 1:5, V.P. WW 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 point of view there is no way darkness could comprehend light since darkness is the absence of light. That which does not exist cannot overcome that which exists.  JCNG 2nd edition, p. 97

The 49th Octave of Visible Light

Prism of Light

On the 49th Octave of Visible Light, as the Oscillatory Frequency per Second jumps to the high mark of 562,949,953,421,- 312, the middle of the Spectrum of Colors has come into existence, the first Visible Light starting around 318 Trillion Oscillations per Second, with a faint Red Color. While the range of the ear for hearing is from the Fourth to the 15th Octave, a span of 11 or 12 Octaves, the eye can sense only 1 Octave—the 49th. As soon as the 50th is reached, with its 1,125,899,906,842,624 Oscillations, the faint Violet of the Spectrum vanishes and for Seven more Octaves, the potent, but invisible Ultra-Violet Range of Radiations is entered. Before going further, we will look into some of the properties of Oscillatory Frequencies and the conversion of Sound Energy into Light. It is interesting that the transition from the 49th Octave to the 50th reflects a vanishing point from visible light to the invisible UV portion of the spectrum, perhaps mirroring an entrance to the spiritual realms.

All forms of energy including matter are composed of waves or vibrations. All the wavelengths of the E-M spectrum are traveling at the speed of light, just at different frequencies, which depicts all Creation emanating from the Sound of God’s Voice. When we combine these spectrums of light and sound according to sacred time of Sabbaths of seven weeks, or years, unto the 50-year Jubilee, we find these patterns cropping up in key biblical prophecies. The graphic below depicts the Musical Spiral of Frequency, Color and Light on a spiral ordered to the Fibonnacci Numbers. This illustrates not only the Creator’s fingerprint on Nature, but also the Voiceprint of the Father of Lights.

Plate 3. Musical Spiral of Frequency, Color and Light

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The Spirit of God is the Light of God in Concretion

In the closing segment of his “One God Seminar,” Jon Nessle taught on Isa. 11:1-2. This verse represents a summary of the OT manifestations paired according to this biblical structure of the spirit [H7307 ruach] of Jehovah- God in relationship to His creation, breath of life, a region of the sky-star. The repetition ofSpirit” at the start of these OT categories is the figure anaphora, while the ”ands” pairing these manifestations are the figure “polysyndeton,” emphasizing each of these categories.

Isa 11:1  And there shall come forth3318 a rod2415 out of the stem4480, 1503 of Jesse,3448
and a Branch5342 shall grow6509 out of his roots
:4480, 8328 Isa 11:2  And the spirit7307
of the LORD3068 shall rest5117 upon5921 him, the spirit7307 of wisdom2451 and understanding,998 the spirit7307 of counsel6098 and might,1369 the spirit7307 of knowledge1847 and of the fear3374 of the LORD
;3068 Isa 11:3  And shall make him of quick understanding7306 in the fear3374 of the LORD:3068 and he shall not3808 judge8199 after the sight4758 of his eyes,5869 neither3808 reprove3198 after the hearing4926 of
his ears
:241 Isa 11:4  But with righteousness6664 shall he judge8199 the poor,1800 and reprove3198 with equity4334 for the meek6035 of the earth:776 and he shall smite5221 the earth776 with the rod7626 of his mouth,6310 and with the breath7307 of his lips8193 shall he slay4191 the wicked.7563 Isa 11:5  And righteousness6664 shall be1961 the girdle232 of his loins,4975 and faithfulness530 the girdle232 of his reins.2504

Spectro-Chrome Prismatic Light

As God’s Spirit was manifest in the world [Isa. 11:1-2, I Cor. 12:7-11] so the light of God in its various forms are discernible in the senses realm. As Jon Nessle charted and paired these Old Testament manifestations in this seminar, he cited Biblical examples of Men of God that best reflected spiritual strengths in these areas of ministry. I noted @ the San Pedro Research Symposium that these manifestations matched well with aStar of David” geometric pattern in 2015, also evident in the info sent by Rachael Rogers this month, as seen above. This depicts the E-M and visible light spectrum illustrating the Principle of “The Spirit of God is the Light of God in Concretion,” that many of us learned in another ministry.

spirit; shall rest: [H5117 ruach-nuach] dwells, stays, gives comfort, quiet, which implies the peaceful mental framework which is required to receive the spirit into manifestation, emphasized by these rhyming words in Hebrew. [Isa. 26:3, Col. 3:10ff]

A. Spirit of Wisdom [H2451 chokmah] Skillful, wit. Word of Wisdom.
and: the pairing of revelation pertaining to the body-soul category, with the spiritual category.

B. Spirit of Understanding [H Biynah] Perfect knowledge and understanding. Discerning of Spirits.

C. Spirit of Counsel [H6098 etsah] prudent advice, plan, purpose, Blueprints. {pathos-healing}
and: Pairing of Healing with miracles as they are grouped in the Impartation manifestations in NT [I Cor. 14.]
D. Might [H1369 geburah] from H1368: force, valor, mastery, victory. Miracles– mighty acts of power and strength. Signs and wonders.

E. Spirit of Knowledge [H1847 daath] cunning from beyond the senses, Word of Knowledge.
and: the pairing of the word of wisdom-application of WOK with believing-MOB, where revelation is acted upon resulting in the impossible coming to pass.

F. Fear [H3374 yiraw] Moral reverence, dread, awesome respect of Jehovah.

Similar to the phrase, “God is love,” “God is light” also is a Biblical metaphor. But because it is stated this way, “God IS light” also is a transcendent trait.  The light spoken of here as Musical Spiral of Frequency, Color and Light is a spiral ordered to the Fibonnacci Numbers. This is one of many in-depth categories of the Father of Lights, in creation. As we see in the Four Kingdoms of Life, the Plant, [Matt. 6:28-30, 13:32] Animal, Human [Mk. 4:8, Lk. 1:80, 2:40, 1 Pet. 2:2] and Spirit Kingdoms, [Acts 6:7, 7:17, 12:24, 19:20,
1 Cor. 3:6-7, 2 Cor. 9:8-10, 10:15, Eph. 2:21, 4:15, Col. 1:10, 2:19, 2 Pet. 3:18], all exhibit the principles of algorithmic growth life conforming to the Fibonacci Number series. See my related blog;
[http://blog.try-god.org/biblical-astronomy-of-the-phi-ratio-in-the-templetabernacle-of-israel-part-1/]

The Four Kingdoms of Life-Plant Kingdom

Sunflowers show complex Fibonacci sequences

The Fibonacci spiraling shapes in cauliflower, artichoke, and sunflower florets (above) share a remarkable feature: The numbers of clockwise and counterclockwise spirals are consecutive Fibonacci numbers—the sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8… , so each digit is the sum of the last two. What’s more, those spirals pack florets as tight as can be, maximizing their ability to gather sunlight for the plant. But how do plants like sunflowers create such perfect floret arrangements, and what does it have to do with Fibonacci numbers? A plant hormone called auxin, which spurs the growth of leaves, flowers, and other plant organs, is the key: Florets grow where auxin flows. Using a mathematical model that describes how auxin and certain proteins interact to transport each other around inside plants, researchers could predict where the hormone would accumulate. Simulations of that model reproduced patterns exactly matching real “Fibonacci spirals” in sunflowers, as reported this month in Physical Review Letters. Based on their results, the researchers suggest that such patterns might be more universal in nature than previously thought… [ScienceShot: Sunflowers Do the Math By Nathan Collins 

These geometric patterns ruled by Fibonacci Series are seen consistently across all aspects of the Natural world. In the graphic below we see an image reproduced from a “Cymascope” which is an instrument that makes sound or music visible, generating detailed 3D impressions of sound or music vibrations. The studies allowed by this tech of the visual geometry of sounds shows a symmetry that is invariant from the largest structures of spiral galaxies to the smallest scales of quantum reality. The image below is the as seen above in the pattern of sunflower florets with numbers of clockwise and counterclockwise spirals as consecutive Fibonacci numbers. Another intriguing element found in this image of the 528 Hz frequency sound produces a 360 degree circle uniquely containing 36 nodes: that mirrors the structure of the heavens, with 12 signs of the Mazzaroth each with 3 decans, yielding 36 signs in all. This also conforms to the Voice of God as he spoke the heavens into existence on the 4th day of Creation; [Gen. 1:14-19]. Once again we see the entrance of God’s Word bringing light in the structure of the celestial gospel, as God’s Word was written in the heavens before it was ever written in the OT.

Plate 5

Image result for Quantum structure of electromagnetic light and the fibonacci series- images

With CymaScope images of the visual geometry of sounds, we see that they include many of the mathematical constants of the universe, including phi, sometimes known as the ‘golden mean’. This ratio is approximately 1 to 1.618 and it is found in all living things, thus depicting the link between Sound of God’s Voice and the life He spoke into being. If we examine the D.N.A molecule, we see that it appears as a 10-fold form, over which can be drawn a pentagon, depicting  that DNA, the key to life, contains again the phi ratio.

This sacred pattern is also witnessed in the seven-branched Menorah as we find in Exodus.

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: *H216-maor] 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 celestial lights of the Sun and Moon in Gen. 1:16. Thus we have a perfect relation between the purpose of the individual celestial lights and the individual lamps of the candlestick, 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 Father of Lights.

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.

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.”

James Strong’s geometric synopsis of this verse states:
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.”8 [emphasis mine]

Plate 6. The Hebrew Menorah

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, as they orbit around it. We find not only the order of the solar system reflected here but also that of the ecliptic with 12 Constellations. This is evident in the semi-circular pattern based on the pi ratio. By expanding on Strong’s analysis of the Menorah this will come 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 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 in the mathematical context of  the base 60 standard, a primary trait of the Creator’s celestial order. The symbolism of the candle-stick 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 pillars: Jachin 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 utilized by Noah. But 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 2nd century BC.

We find other aspects of this celestial symbolism in the Book of Revelation.

We can find evidence of this symbolism revealed in detail in the Book of Revelation, where all these things are fulfilled. Here John’s vision of the future in the Revelation Administration begins:

Revelation 1:10-20

10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, 11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. 12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; 13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. 14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. 16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. 17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: 18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. 19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; 20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

Verses 12-16 above relate the description of the “Son of Man” as the one in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks, shining as the Sun in his strength, [v.16]. This identifies the Sun, personified as Christ, [Mal. 4:2] holding seven stars, shining in the center of the seven branches of the candlestick. These seven celestial luminaries are associated with the angels of the seven churches in Rev. 1:20. Here God’s Word draws a direct comparison, first, between the Sun in the center of the Candlestick, embodied in Christ. This sets the context wherein we can understand the symbolism of the other branches of the Menorah. Secondly, the angels of the seven churches are embodied in Seven Stars held in Christ’s right hand.

 This gives us a glimpse of a seven-fold Order of Angelic Realms in Christ’s right hand, that mirrors His seven-fold Lordship over the Church of his spiritual Body, [Eph. 6:12]

So tonight we have seen some of the magnificent glory of the Father of Lights, not from a static but very dynamic Heavenly Father. We can see that our full fellowship with God thru Christ is spiritual, yet he is concerned with every aspect of our soul-life, not an immortal soul! We have scouted the tempter’s game-plan vs. Eve and made strides to undermine the Greek-inspired ontological philosophies of the “perfection infection,” to avoid these pitfalls in order to obliterate this “theo-illogical” category of study, knowing that God is light which was preceded by the Voice of the Almighty, and darkness is the absence of lite. We have seen a clearer view of the 49 Octaves of Light, and not only that, but how the spirit of God is the Light of God in Concretion, and how these mathematical and geometric principles form the foundation of the 4 Kingdoms of Life in Creation. Finally, we have seen how these multiple patterns of seven are found in the Menorah symbolizing a sevenfold order of angels mirrored in the spiritual body of the Church of Christ.

The awesome beauty of God’s Kingdom in Christ, is truly something to behold, understand and walk in boldness!

God Bless!!

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Ancient Monuments of Biblical Archaeo-Astronomy- Part 2.

This study is presented as part of our annual series for Pi Day, March 14th, [3.14] as it pertains to the greatest Monument of the Pi Ratio on the Planet-The Great Pyramid.

Part One of this study provides a basis of Biblical Truth regarding the Monuments of the Giza Plateau, the Great Sphinx and The Great Pyramid. As shown previously, the Great Sphinx is a Messianic Prophecy in Stone and in the stars in reference to the birth of Christ.

This prophecy recorded in the Sphinx, is situated before the Great Pyramid where the Body of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, is united with the Head of the woman-Virgo. A root study of the word “sphinx” shows it derives from the Greek word “sphiggo,” meaning to bind closely together seen in the binding of the Mazzaroth circle, marked by Christ’s birth in Virgo on Sept. 11th 3 BC, symbolizing his embodiment of the Capstone or Chief Cornerstone of the Great Pyramid. Biblically we find reference of this in the Hebrew [H7218 “rosh,” and its root “roshah;” H7222] in [Ps. 118:22, Isa. 2:2-4, Zech. 4:2-7]. 1 There are also stellar references in Job [Job 38:13-15] that link to the Great Pyramid reflecting its ancient origins since Job is the oldest book in Biblical canon. Job well knew that the Earth spins on its axis in an orbit around the Sun having no visible means of support; (Job 26:7). However the Earth was represented in the mathematics of the Great Pyramid built upon four foundation stones, with it’s chief cornerstone or missing capstone completing the structure as a gnomon geometrically, but most of all Spiritually.

One of the concepts introduced in Part 1 was the idea that the higher principles of the Great Pyramid were seen in a cruder form in the step-pyramids and ziggurats of Babylon and ancient Ur by Cush and his son Nimrod. But whether or not the step-pyramids or the smooth sided Giza pyramids were built first, The Great Pyramid does not belong in the same class as other Pyramids due to it advanced passages, and the precision of its orientation to the cardinal points, with the alignments of its Star-shafts, and many other features that make it the greatest wonder of the ancient world. Also, the comparative engineering skills in the time the Great Pyramid was built, to the more recent pyramids, illustrate an obvious degradation. Since the construction of this singular edifice can still not be matched with all of man’s modern tech, it remains a fruitless effort to try to lump the apex of pyramid building principles into “evolutionary concepts” to try to explain the development of other pyramids, cannot be justified. The Great Pyramid is clearly in a class by itself, even without its various Biblical aspects, adding sacred evidence to its already insurmountable secular, scientific, mathematical, geometric, geodetic, celestial, ad infinitum, make this point without controversy. It is supported in many ancient histories that an enlightened person answering the profile of Enoch– the 7th from Adam was the builder and architect of the Great Pyramid in Egypt, the greatest surviving wonder of the World. This is supported by its sacred elements foreshadowing the Hebrew Temple and Tabernacle below.

Jude 14-15“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment upon all… 

As the primary touchstone and “altar” [Isa. 19] prophesying of the Promised Seed the Great Pyramid sums up the divine standard for celestial, architectural, and geometric principles like no other structure in human history. Other pyramids in various cultures around the world are only a shadow of what the Great Pyramid stands for on the Giza Plateau.

In Job 38:4-7, Earth is figuratively compared to a building. “Where were you when I laid the FOUNDATIONS of the Earth? Declare, if you have understanding. Who laid the MEASURES thereof, if you knowest? or who stretched the LINE upon it? Whereupon are the FOUNDATIONS thereof fastened? or who laid the CORNER STONE thereof; When the MORNING STARS sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” 

Observations revealed in the construction of the Great Pyramid, include: The spherical shape of the Earth incorporating allowances for polar flattening, the length of the earth’s axes of rotation, the precession of the equinoxes, with the earth’s weight among others, as other examples of the design specs that sets the Great Pyramid apart from other pyramids. William Fix in his book “Pyramid Odyssey” showed a direct relation between the Pyramid’s dimensions and the size of the Earth. He found values not only for the Pyramid’s height in direct relation to the Earth’s Polar Radius but also the perimeter at the base sockets in the same ratio for the best figures of the circumference of the Earth at the Equator. Using the most accurate Geodetic surveys he found the Great Pyramid to be a scale model of the Earth at a 1:43,200 ratio, which he accomplished with the novel idea of including the Pyramid’s base into his calculations.

Figure 1. The Pyramid Geometric Model of Planet Earth. 

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An example of the corruption of principles contained in the Great Pyramid regarding the measures and dimensions of our planet as seen in the ziggurats is referred to by Professor Menon:

We can deduce that the shape of the the Earth, which appears to have served as a model for these temples, was a terraced pyramid with corners pointing to the South, West, North and East. The Ziggurats at Ur, Uruk and Babylon reached a height of 300 feet. The Ziggurat of Nabu at Barsipku was called the House of the seven bonds of Heaven and Earth, and was in seven stages said to be painted in seven planetary colors.” 2

The emphasis on the planetary bodies seen in these ziggurats is one indicator of the influence of astrology found in these temple-towers inspired and built by Cush and Nimrod. However the Astronomy of the Biblical Patriarchs emphasized the message of certain stars, which are seen in the multiple stellar links exhibited in the star-shafts of the Great Pyramid. As a case in point the most precise orientation to the cardinal points of any man-made structure in history, was mimicked with less accuracy in the ziggurat references above.

The Pyramid is scientifically placed on the earth, with its four sides facing accurately North, South, East and West. It is built in the geographical center of the earth’s land mass, and it stands on the longest land contact Meridian on the earth’s surface. It is designed on the basis of the Pi ratio, as the mathematical ratio governing the entire physical Universe. The root word for ‘Giza’ in Arabic means: edge, or border, and since the Great Pyramid of Giza is is called a boundary stone not only for ancient Egypt but the entire planet, its a fitting title. This exhibits how the Great Pyramid functions as both an altar of sacrifice for the Promised Seed, and as a witness for Jesus Christ.

Figure 2. The Great Pyramid at the center of the world’s land mass.

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The Pyramid’s design reflected an accurate model of the Earth’s globe, which only holds true at a precise pyramid slope angle of 51 degrees 51 minutes 14 seconds, that just happens to be the Great Pyramid’s exact slope angle, because the ratio of the pyramid height to its base perimeter is exactly 2 pi. In other words as the height of the pyramid relates to its perimeter at its base, so the radius of a circle relates to the circle’s circumference, which is only true at the exact angle of 51 degrees 51 minutes 14 seconds.

Figure 3. The Great Pyramid, the Pi Ratio and Squaring the Circle.

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Dr. Joseph Seiss, the author of “The Gospel in the Stars,” and “Great Pyramid: A Miracle in Stone,” and other works, shows how the Pyramid lies in the center of gravity of the continents, dividing earth’s landmass into approximately equal quarters. The north-south axis (31 degrees East of Greenwich) is the longest land meridian, with the east-west axis (30 degrees North) form the longest land parallel on the globe. This makes the Great Pyramid at Giza the only place on the globe where these key terrestrial lines can intersect on the Earth’s surface. Thus, the Great Pyramid is at the very center of the Earth’s landmass. Enoch its builder by revelation from God was shown this advanced knowledge of earth’s geography, allowing him the understanding and foresight of the size, shape and position of each of the continents, granted him a fully formed and comprehensive global view of our planet at an early epoch of human history shared by few others.

By corrupting the perfection of the Great Pyramid in the Patriarchal Age, Cush and Nimrod attempted to obfuscate the stone witnesses of the Celestial Gospel by removing the emphasis of the Promised Seed in the two witnesses of the Great Sphinx and the Great Pyramid, by promoting ziggurats and other pyramids that did not further the witness of the Promised Seed in the Original, but instead promoted the idols of false star religions, while copying many of the sacred geometric and architectural principles of the original, in the context of various idol trinities. Nimrod accomplished this in his self-identification with the decan of Orion as one of the most prominent and easily identifiable star groups in the heavens.

Figure 4. Orion’s Belt Stars mirrored in the Giza Pyramids. 

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In connection with some of these ancient mystery cults, Orion the mighty Hunter was represented to have died in a very similar way as Osiris, as part of the Egyptian trinity of Isis, Osiris and Horus. Upon the death of Osiris, he was translated to heaven, which “according to the Persian records, show Nimrod deified after his death by the name Orion.” 3  Hislop goes on to document how this link between the deaths of Osiris and Nimrod formed the central theme of not only the idolatry of Egypt, but the death of the gods of many ancient mystery cults like Tammuz, Bacchus and Adonis. Hislop states: “As the women of Egypt wept for Osiris, and the Phoenician and Assyrian women wept for Tammuz, so in Greece and Rome the women wept for Bacchus-the Bewailed or lamented one.” 4  [Ezek. 8:14]

This becomes more interesting when we consider the modern revival of the Orion Correlation Theory by modern theorists like Robert Bauval, show central activities in the star religion of ancient Egypt as funeral rites projecting the souls of the dead to the afterlife in the heavens, linked to certain prominent star groups.

Figure 5.

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The Pyramid texts reflect the corruption of the Egyptian Star religion of the original prophecy of the Promised Seed-Jesus Christ in [Gen. 3:15] versus the serpent’s seed, seen in the Orisian trinity as stated below;

Isis comes to thee (Osiris) joyous in thy love, Your seed rises in her, penetrating like Sirius. The penetrating Horus comes forth from thee in his name of Horus-who-is-in-Sirius…5

Another example of this idolatrous substitution is found in the Akkadian language in reference to the Constellation Aries. The Akkadian name for Aries was Bara-ziggar; “Bar” meaning “altar” or sacrifice, and “ziggar” means right making; so the full name is the righteous sacrifice. 6

This refers to the corruption not only of the Pyramid’s purpose as a witness in Stone to Jesus the Promised Seed, but also its application to the Celestial Gospel as the only Testament to God’s Word in the Patriarchal Administration. Nirmood’s influence at the basis of this corruption can still be seen today in the Ziggurat of Nineveh still known as Birs Nimroud, of which Bullinger provides a description from Chesney:

“About 5 miles S.W. of Hillah, the most remarkable of all ruins the Birs Nimroud of the Arabs, rises to a height of 153 feet above the plain from a base covering a square of 400 feet or almost 4 acres. It is constructed of kiln dried bricks in seven stages, to correspond with the planets to which they are dedicated; the lowermost black, the color of Saturn, next Orange for Jupiter, the third Red for Mars and so on. These stages were surmounted by a lofty tower, on the summit of which we are told, were signs of the zodiac and other astronomical figures; thus having [as should have been translated] a representation of the heavens, instead of a top which reached unto heaven.” 7

Figure 6. The Star shaft alignments of the Great Pyramid.

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The passage and star shaft system’s of the Great Pyramid and their stellar alignments are far more complex and developed than those of any other pyramids. The Pyramid’s Descending Passage, was aligned to the the star Thuban of Draco, representing the evil influences of the dragon star that embodied the North Pole at the time the Great Pyramid was built, [Job 26:13] the star alignments serving as a contributing factor to the high precision of the pyramid’s orientation to the cardinal points of the compass. Here the dragon led the way unto destruction and death, on the Descending Passage bound for the Pit under the base of this pyramidal structure. In Deut. 30:15-20 just as God has set before men the ways of life and death, so He has incorporated these paths in the Ascending and Descending Passages of the Great Pyramid. As one path descends in this passage of the Great Pyramid, nearly a quarter of the way down this Descending Passage we come upon the Ascending Passage, marking a new path of life, out of sin representing God’s salvation for mankind-first for Israel in the Exodus and later in the Age of Grace for the Church in Christ.

Figure 7. The Precession of the Pole star from Thuban of Draco to Polaris as seen in the Northern Star Shafts of the Great Pyramid.

The Ascending Passage ultimately leads to what is known as the King’s Chamber, where we find one of the earliest examples of a Pythagorean triangle – A 3,4,5 triangle. The ratio of the north or south wall diagonal to the length of the chamber, to the cubic diagonal of the chamber is exactly in the ratio of 3:4:5. The King’s Chamber is also unique because it matches the dimensions of the holiest of all in the Temple and Tabernacle of Israel. Amazingly this correspondence to the the sacred design architecture of the holiest aspects of the Hebrew Temple is established in the coffer of the King’s Chamber mirroring the measures of the Ark of the Covenant [Ex. 25:10], showing the same divine Designer behind the sacred architecture of the Hebrew Temple and Tabernacle and the Great Pyramid. This shows another aspect of the prophecies of the Great Pyramid, as it embodies the sacred dimensions of the same heavenly vision of the Tabernacle and Solomon’s Temple, millenia prior to their existence. As part of the King’s Chamber on the Pyramid’s Ascending Passage, it also speaks to the Believer’s of the Church Age, which are found in the Apostle’s Scriptural doctrine, as Peter states while addressing the Sanhedrin;

[Acts 4:10-12]
10 let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. 11 This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone. 12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

In spite of what Oprah tells us, I will stick with the Apostle Peter on this one! Peter continues this theme of the Great Pyramid in his first Epistle;

[1 Peter 2:4-8]
if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus ChristThere-fore it is also contained in the Scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion A chief corner-stone, elect, precious, And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.” Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who [b]are disobedient, The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief Corner-stoneand A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense.” They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed. But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

We have spoken of the Great Pyramid as one of two of the greatest witnesses to Christ, in Stone . In the language of this Chief Cornerstone these truths come to bear. It is a well known fact that the capstone of the Great Pyramid is missing, which prophesy’s of its need for completion, as we await the return of Christ. As the name indicates, the capstone is placed at the apex of the pyramidal structure, the rightful place of the head-stone, at the top, embodying the name above all names that every knee shall bow to and every tongue confess-that of Jesus Christ as Lord, a place where only the capstone fits.

The capstone is also called a “pyramidion” because it is a perfect model in miniature, completing the entire pyramid structure. The Apostle Paul also wrote in the Epistle of Ephesians, chiming in with Peter in light of the “living Stones” of the Church Age; [Eph.2:20-22]

19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

As the measures and angles of this Chief Cornerstone are unique, they set the angles and geometry for the entire structure, so that “all the building fitly framed together,” grows in the unity of the head of the spiritual body of the Church in Christ. Hereby we dwell in the presence of the Almighty in Christ for all eternity. It was on the first day of the opening of the Age of Grace, on the day of Pentecost in 28 AD, when the twelve Apostles standing in the Herod’s Temple of Stone, first spoke in tongues, [Acts 2:1-4], that the first stones of this Great spiritual edifice of the Church of Grace were laid, by God’s Hand. Since that day this awesome temple grows day-by-day until the Lord Jesus Christ comes to completely redeem, deliver and endow the members of his spiritual body-the church with our new incorruptible bodies for eternity, [I Cor. 15:51-55].

Footnotes

1. Strong’s Concordance, [H7218, H7222] James Strong
2. Early Astronomy and Cosmology-CPS Menon
3. The Two Babylons, Alexander Hislop, ppg. 56-57
4. IBID ppg. 160-161
5. The Orion Mystery, Robert Bauval and Adrian Gilbert
6. Witness of the Stars, E.W. Bullinger [p.105]
7. IBID,  [p.11]

 

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Birth of Jesus Christ

Comet Giacobini-Zinner and the Birth and Return of Jesus Christ

The skies of September 2018 are full of signs for those who are watchful with eyes to see what the Lord has in store for his people! Not only are we recognizing the anniversary of the birth of Christ and all the events surrounding 9-11, but this is also the busiest month on the sacred Hebrew Calendar with the 7th month of Tishri opening on their New Years day, Sept. 10th. This day also marks a celestial event that was witnessed during the birth of Christ, with the appearance of the comet that caused the meteor shower at his birth. So from our initial awareness of this comet it signifies an important symbolism in connection with Israel, and Christianity. For the Christians, the Feast of Trumpets is one of the seven feasts of Israel, with the three spring feasts showing Christ’s coming, the Feast of Pentecost showing the coming of the Church, and the three fall feasts showing Christ’s Second Coming. The Feast of Trumpets is a prophetic representation of the trumpet call of God and the Second Coming of Christ, (1 Cor. 15:52, 1 Thess. 4:16).

Comet Giacobini-Zinner
 is officially known as 21P/Giacobini-Zinner. The “21P” label means it’s the 21st short-period comet with a calculated orbit.  Comet 21P’s orbital period is ruled by the King Planet Jupiter, because the orbits of this class of comets don’t extend outside Jupiter’s orbit. Since Jupiter has the largest gravitational footprint of all planets in our solar system, it has not only captured numerous small comets, but it can also influence the orbits of by-passing comets. Short-period comets return to the center of our solar system in intervals of less than or equal to 2 centuries.

Comet 21P’s orbital period is about 6.6 years, and its closest approach to the Sun — can occur in any month. This takes place due to the changing orbit of the comet as it by-passes Jupiter. This year, Giacobini-Zinner arrives at perihelion on 9-10-18; or New Year’s day on Rosh Hashannah, in the Hebrew Calendar corresponding to the birth of Christ on Sept. 11th, 3 BC. Below we can see the trajectory of this comet moving through the sign Auriga-the Shepherd who provides safety for God’s people in the day of wrath. The chart in Figure 1 below is useful to track 21P/G-Z through mid-September. The comet’s location is shown daily at 0h UT with positions marked every 5 days.

Figure 1. The Path of Comet Giacobini-Zinner 21p through Auriga and surrounding skies in Sept. 2018. 1

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 As the path of the comet G-Z 21p intersects the binary star Capella-the brightest star in Auriga, we find imagery of the Shepherd gathering his flock into his bosom, [Ezek, 34:22]. Another major star in Auriga is El Nath, in the Shepherd’s heel, meaning wounded or slain, which is pierced by the horn of the Great Bull-Taurus. This fact is emphasized in that the star El Nath is also part of the horn of Taurus the Bull, and is included in both signs. This depicts the sacrifice of our Great Shepherd Jesus Christ who gave his life for the Sheep, [John 10:11]. This does not refer to the gathering together of the Church, but to the rescue of the remnants of Israel from the evil persecution of the Beast out of the tribulation. 2

Figure 2. Constellation Auriga from Urania’s Mirror. 3

There is certainly much in current events  regarding Jerusalem coinciding with these celestial events. Back on Dec. 6th of 2017 the Trump administration announced plans to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, causing great controversy among the Islamic nations opposing this recognition of Jerusalem by a major world power in connection with Israel. The timing of this is interesting when we look at the Jubilee calendar that has marked other key events related to Jerusalem in recent history.  As we correlate the two previous Jubilees in 1917 and 1967, we find an intriguing history where in 1917, Jerusalem was liberated from the Ottoman Turks under General Allenby, just a few weeks after the Balfour Declaration promised Israel a homeland. This date is key in Dec. 1917 when viewed in a prophetic time span of Shemitah cycles [360 x 7] that total 2,520 years starting in 605-4 BC when the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar conquered Jerusalem, leading Israel away into the Babylonian Captivity. In the Balfour Declaration on November 2, 1917-during the 1917-1918 Jubilee, to the retaking of the Western Wall during the 1966-1967 Jubilee, to the current Jubilee in 2017-2018, God is at work restoring His Jubilee Blessings to Israel in stages. The Temple Mount seems the next logical stage of this restoration process, where we could see provisions for a third Temple in Jerusalem. The new US Embassy was opened on the 70th anniversary of the rebirth of the State of Israel-May 14th, 2018. One key aspect of Biblical Jubilees is the restoration of the land to the original owners, thus it is interesting to see the progressive restoration of the lands of Israel including Jerusalem to the people who have returned to live in modern State of Israel.

This great 2520 year period is called the great seven times of prophecy in Leviticus 26:18, Then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. v.21 Then, if you walk contrary to Me, and are not willing to obey Me, I will bring on you seven times more plagues, according to your sins. v. 24 then I also will walk contrary to you, and I will punish you yet seven times for your sins. v.27 And after all this, if you do not obey Me, but walk contrary to Me, v. 28 then I also will walk contrary to you in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.

God is certainly making a point in this record among other judgments, what He brings upon Israel if they continue to walk against Him in all their ways. After tyhe repetitions of the 7 times of Judgement, it also records the desolation of their cities including Jerusalem, and how their lands will not produce for them because Israel ignored the pattern of sabbaths to rest their lands [Levi. 26:34-37, 42-46] as God commanded-leading to the Jubilees Sabbaths.

Israel lost her sovereignty in 605-4 BC, yielding a perfect 2520-year period (360 x 7), minus the 70 years captivity in Babylon, was  fulfilled in 1948 when Israel regained her independence. In 586 BC, the city of Jerusalem was destroyed as well as the Temple. This took place 19 years after 605 BC when King Nebuchadnezzar had removed their national sovereignty and sat King Jehoiakim as vassal ruler, (2 Kings 24:1). Using 586 BC as the start point of another time measurement, when Jerusalem is destroyed, another 2520-year period (again subtracting 70 years for the captivity of Jerusalem) is fulfilled in 1967 when Israel recaptures Jerusalem, June 7, 1967. The eternal covenant of God with His people Israel cannot be separated from the land of Israel (Psalm 105:7-11) and its ultimate fulfillment is in accordance with His precise timing.

The city of Jerusalem and the Temple lay desolate for 70 years. After that period of desolation the 2520-Year countdown began and culminated on June 7, 1967 when Israel regained control over Jerusalem. They also gained control of the Temple Mount, but they had to return control back to the King of Jordan, who still retains control of the Temple Mount today. ​In the 20th century, the Nation of Israel regained her sovereignty, celebrating her Independence on May 14, 1948. Nineteen years later, the city of Jerusalem came under Israeli control on June 7, 1967. This Gentile dominion over Jerusalem is structured in 2 1260 year periods [1260 x 2 =2520] leading up to the current countdown to the end times, where we will see a transition from 2520 years, to 2520 weeks, to 2520 days, leading us to a period just short of the 7-year tribulation period. As the time periods on God’s clock decrease from years to weeks to days and even hours, so the countdown to judgment of the world quickens as time grows shorter for our deliverance. As we read in the narrative of Biblical history, the nation of Israel did not repent to God for their shortcomings, and only a small minority returned under Ezra to rebuild the wall after the captivity. God anticipated this rebellion from what we see above in Leviticus 26. There, God warned Moses, if his descendants didn’t repent and return after the captivity, His seven-fold wrath would fall upon them. ​We have already seen [360 years x 7] = 2520 remaining years of judgment in the 1260 x 2 periods of Gentile dominion over Jerusalem in history.

Bullinger believed that these 1260 year periods marking the Gentile’s dominion over Jerusalem and its Temple in history, would foreshadow two 1260 day periods in the end-timeswhen the final Abomination of Desolation was to be fulfilled, before and during the Great Tribulation. [2 Thess. 2:1-4]. This time of the fullness of the Gentiles is supported in the heavens with findings in the 1260 days from the 1st Blood Moon Eclipse of the 2014-15 Tetrad to the Rev. 12 sign, @ 9/23/17, as a precursor to the 2 periods of 1260 days contained in the 7 year tribulation, [Rev. 11:1-3, 12:6, 14, 13:5].

The last Blood Moon eclipse of the 2014-15 Tetrad on Sept. 28, 2015, as the only Moon in the Tetrad visible in Jerusalem, occurred 2520 weeks from the end of the 6-Day-War, during the previous Blood Moon Tetrad of 1967-68, as Israel reclaimed control over Jerusalem for the first time since 70 AD. This is enlightening when we recall the 7 weeks, or 49-day count between Passover and Pentecost, is also the basis for the 7 weeks of years that form the 50 Year Jubilee on the Hebrew Calendar, as seen in the 50 years between 1967-68 to 2017-18. This gives us a common standard for calculating weeks, days and years in Biblical time-keeping, established in the feasts of PassoverPentecost and the Hebrew Jubilee. This manner of Sabbath counting can apply to a week of days, as the weekly Sabbatha week of weeks, such as the counting  from Passover to Pentecosta week of years bringing a Sabbath Year; or even a week of Sabbath Years, bringing a Jubilee. And as we have seen in connection with the two princes of [Daniel 9:25-27] with Jesus it was a literal week of seven days, whereas with the anti-Christ it is a week of seven years wherein he disrupts the temple sacrifices in the 7 year tribulation at the halfway mark of 1260 days.

As a follow-up to the Giacobini-Zinner Comet 21p arriving on Sept. 10th this week at the Feast of Trumpets, the Trump Administration has also announced plans to reveal some details of a Middle-East Peace Plan at the UN, during the Feast of Tabernacles. We will have to wait and see how things develop along these lines, but it sure makes for an intriguing September!!

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An interesting truth concerning the meteor shower related to Comet G-Z 21p is that this is the same comet that caused the meteor showers at the birth of Christ. I was first introduced to the concept of a meteor shower at Christ’s birth by Rev. Jon Nessle, when I heard a teaching he did years ago, linking this specific Meteor shower to the second celestial wonder of Rev. 12, relating the Eta-Draconid meteors surrounding the birth of Christ

According to Rev. Nessle, there are actually three sets of Draconid meteorstwo of which show a radiant from Eta-Draconis. One of these is viewed as the greater with the other the lesser of the Eta-Draconids. It is the lesser of these two that occurred during the period of September 9th-12th in 3 BC. What is unique about this Meteor shower is that the lesser Eta-Draconids are best viewed at sunset, or in the early evening, while most Meteor showers are best seen later at night, as stated in the excerpt below from the Oct. 2nd, 98’ Weekly News Bulletin of Sky & Telescope;

On the evening of October 8th, debris from the Periodic Comet 21P/ Giacobini-Zinner may provide a stunning sky show. The Giacobinid Meteor shower produced two of the greatest Meteor displays seen in this century in 1933 and 1946. Lesser showers arrived in 1926, 1952, and 1985… Unlike most Meteor showers, the Giacobinids are at their best in the evening rather than after midnight. Their radiant is in the tail of the Constellation Draco. This point is highest right after dark at mid-northern latitudes; it moves lower throughout the night and is near the horizon by dawn.”6

This is a key because of the signs in Virgo at sunset on 9-11-3 BC, marking the birth of the promised seed occurred at the same time that these meteors were falling from the sky, signifying the casting down of the dragon from his former place of honor.

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Even though the Earth’s passage through the comet’s trail can be predicted, the resulting intensity of the Meteor shower activity cannot be, with such certainty. It seems dependent upon how close the comet’s by-pass of the Earth is, and this year is one of the closest in modern history. It is intriguing that there were no Draconid Meteor Showers seen for over 1800 years since the birth of Christ until the year 1900.

 Skywatchers first noticed these meteors in October 1926, two months before the comet itself passed by, coming from the direction of the head of the constellation Draco, the dragon. So, the meteors were christened the October Draconids, or Giacobinids. Stupendous meteor “storms” with rates of 4,000 to 6,000 meteors per hour accompanied the visits of 21P in 1933 and 1946. Nowadays, the
Draconid meteor shower peaks around Oct. 8, but usually only in those years surrounding 21P’s return, especially very favorable ones (such as this year). Let’s take a closer look at the reference to the crooked serpent in Job 26.

Job 26:12-13 He divideth the sea with his powerand by His understanding he smiteth through the proud. [13] By his spirit He hath garnished the heavensHis hand hath formed the crooked serpent.

 This record in Job is a unique reference to Draco, due to Thuban’s position as the pole star sighted down the descending passage of the Great Pyramid, garnishing the heavens. It was the omnipotent Hand of the Creator that formed the crooked serpent, garnishing the Heavens, with Draco the dragon originally at its pinnacle. We should also realize that even though the north-pole of the Equator has been wrested from the dragon, via the precession of the poles, he still holds sway over the pole of the ecliptic, the celestial center point around which the circle of the equatorial pole revolves. This is the still point in the heavens located in the core of the dragon, between the stars Grumium and Chi Draconis. A note of interest on the star Grumium, also spelled Grumian, meaning the subtle or deceiver, is that Denning: “considers it the radiant point of the Meteor stream seen about the 29th of May, also called The Draconids.”4  This probably identifies one of three separate Meteor showers emanating from Draco, with this one being the only one whose radiant is not Eta-Draconis.

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  1. September 9th to the 12th. TheEta-Draconid Meteor Showers, with their radiant in Draco, the Dragon cast down.  The Moon was mid-body with the Sun in Virgo occulting the planet Venus, starting at 11:50 PM.

Revelation 12: 3-5
 3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. 5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

“And there appeared another wonder in heaven”- “Another” is a Greek word indicating that this heavenly wonder was different from that described in Rev. 12:1. Even as the first heavenly wonder involved the Constellation Virgo, so this second heavenly wonder also involved a celestial Constellation, not a planetary Conjunction this time, but a Meteor shower. Since the Draconid Meteor shower historically began on the 9th of September, there were already some meteors falling two days before the big show came on the 11th. How do we know this was the Constellation Draco? God’s Word details it for us:

and behold a great red dragon“- Although there are several celestial candidates for this sky dragon, including Hydra that also spans a third of the stars of the ecliptic with its massive size, it becomes apparent that Draco is the sign that is referred to here in Revelation. This is the first of 13 occurrences of the Greek word “drakon” in the book of Revelation, with the first 8 uses of this word here in Rev. 12, [Rev. 12:3,4,7,7,9,13,16,17, Rev. 13:2,4,11, Rev.16:13, 20:2].7 The number 13 is symbolic of rebellion and the dragon embodies the idea of spiritual warfare in the heavens. As we inspect the details of the Biblical record of Revelation 12, the characteristics of Draco the dragon come to the surface. The Constellation Draco the dragon, has 4 stars of the 2nd magnitude, one in the tail is Thuban the subtle; [Genesis 3:1]. The other second magnitude stars are located in the Dragon’s head, first; Rastaban meaning the head of the subtle, second Ethanin, the long serpent, referring to its massive size, that originally enclosed both Ursa Major and Minor. It is intriguing to note that the head and tail of the dragon are specifically marked by the second magnitude stars of this Constellation. As we will recall, the dragon’s head and tail came up in our study of the lunar eclipse cycle, as it was symbolized in the Old World. A point of interest in that study was how this lunar cycle indicated the workings of the serpent’s seed in a situation. As the dragon’s head tells it’s tail what to do, the desires of the dragon, contrary to the purposes of God, are carried out by both the serpent’s seed in the human realm, and in the spirit realm. The graphic of Draco the dragon shown below, winds his way down between the two flocks in the northern skies, with the lower coils of his tail beneath the star Thuban, the archaic pole star. Here the fallen Morning Star, in its first estate formerly lead the chorus’ of heaven in joyful praise of the true God, now is depicted as the source of division, sedition and destruction between these flocks, now pictured as bears. R.H. Allen notes the important point that for the ancient Chaldeans “Draco, a much longer Constellation than with us, is seen winding downwards and in front of Ursa Major, and even into later times, clasped both of the bears in its folds… with the combined title: Arctoe et Draco.2 

Figure 3. “Arctoe et Draco

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This depicts the spiritual battle for God’s people between the spirit realms of light and darkness that still rages today. These battles in life in which we are engaged all take place in time and space of this world, where the enemy has coveted to take as many people with him into destruction as possible. God through His only begotten Son Jesus Christ has provided our only way of escape and salvation to be victorious in the spiritual warfare where our lives hang in the balance. Only in Christ are we victorious, and we can find this illustrated in the perfect biblical numbers. The Bible speaks of four numbers that embody perfection:

First the number three speaks of divine completion as seen in Jesus Christ as the Good Shepherd, the Great Shepherd and the Chief Shepherd. We also find this in his role as Prophet, Priest and King.

Second the number seven embodies spiritual perfection like Seven Churches of Revelation, seven Spirits of God, the Menorah, many other examples.

Thirdly the number ten represents ordinal perfection as in ten toes, ten fingers, astronomical decans, etc.

And fourth the number twelve speaks of governmental or organizational perfection, as in the Twelve Tribes of Israel, the Twelve Apostles, etc.

​What is interesting is that when you multiply these four perfect numbers, their product is 25203 x 7 x 10 x 12 2520

E. W. Bullinger called 2520 “Chronological Perfection,” but there is also an element of universal mathematical perfection here since 2520 is the numerical least common multiple because it is the first number that evenly divides the first ten digits,
1-10. 

As we approach the last days, we can always be sure that The Word of God will be vindicated; its prophetic truth will be verified; God Himself will be glorified; and His people saved with an everlasting salvation.

Meanwhile the members of His Body will “wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come”(1 Thess 1:10). They will live “looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people (RV, a people for His own possession) zealous of good works”(Titus 2:13,14). They will “look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ,” from heaven, believing that there is no hope either for “the Jew, the Gentile, or the Church of God,” or for a groaning creation, until “the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and He shall send Jesus Christ, whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of ALL HIS HOLY PROPHETS SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN”(Acts 3:19-21).

​Stay Strong in the soon returning Christ and our dawning eternal victory!!

Footnotes

1. Picture credit from Skymap software.
2. Witness of the Stars, E.W. Bullinger, ppg 134-135.
3. Picture credit on Auriga from Urania’s Mirror
4. General reference; www.twenty5twenty.net
5. www.try-god.com/introduction-to-the-jupiter-regulus-conjunctions.php
6. Oct. 2nd, 98’ Weekly News Bulletin of Sky & Telescope
7. Strong’s Concordance on “drakon”. James Strong

 

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 The Bible’s Anti-Christ Equation

Not long ago an email was sent to me from a brother on my Facebook Biblical Astronomy Group page regarding an application of Prophetic Bible numbers. While reviewing these numbers, it came to mind that one common thread in God’s Word tied these three numbers together was the Beast, or Anti-Christ. This study pertains to an equation that rises from these 3 numbers, and the time periods of Biblical Prophecy linking them. A deeper look revealed a numerical basis for these 3 numbers was evident not only in the Bible but also in secular mathematics, called the sexagesimal, or Base 60 number systems.

Any numerical sequences revealing aspects of the Anti-Christ must be understood in light of how this evil spirit, opposes the true and genuine Lord and Christ, the anointed Savior sent by the Heavenly Father, especially in these last times, as the Scriptures tell us in 1 John 2.

1 John 2:18
18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

The enemy has stood against Christ even before his arrival, as Satan rebelled against God’s purposes ever since his unsuccessful coup in heaven. The enemy also knew of prophecies concerning the birth of Christ, with numerous unsuccessful attempts made to wipe out his bloodline. Thus we can see how the spirit of anti-Christ is not only embodied in one person in the end-times, but also includes any general opposition to Jesus Christ. It is logical to expect the number of the Beast, to turn up in various forms, like time periods related to the Beast, seen many times in Old Testament forerunners of the Beast.

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Historically sexagesimal numbers have been most evident in ancient cultures like Sumeria, Babylon and Egypt, because 60 is the smallest integer divisible by all digits 1-6. The utility of Base 60 numbers has survived into modern times with temporal and geometric measures with 60 seconds per minute, 60 minutes per hour/degree, and 360 degrees [6 x 60] in a circle, all traceable to this ancient Babylonian system. For similar reasons, 12 (with factors of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6) also remains popular historically, (12 months, 12 inches, 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 pence, 2 x 12 hours, 144, etc).

One of the numbers we will trace related to its Base 60 origin is the number 666, which we will view both from its Biblical roots, along with its astrological history. Regrettably, the Babylonians were also the primary developers of astrology, and its foundations practiced in modern times. The Zodiac is a narrow band about 18 degrees wide completing its circuit of the sky. A pagan symbol of the zodiac was a serpent swallowing its tail ostensibly representing eternal life. This also relates to the lunar nodestwo points where the Moon crosses the ecliptic monthly, determining solar and lunar eclipses. These lunar nodes were anciently conceived as the head and tail of a dragon, swallowing the Moon or Sun on its tail. The axis of lunar nodes retrogrades around the ecliptic in 18.618 years. As the Sun meets a lunar node once every 173.3 days, it completes an eclipse year of 346.62 days or [11.738 full moons] every second crossing. Since the eclipse year is 18.618 x 18.618 days, the Saros can also be understood as 19 x 18.618 x 18.618 days to [99.99%] accuracy. 1 This not only reveals the numerical basis of the marriage of luni-solar cycles numerically [Gen. 37:9-10], but also shows us the influence of the phi ratio in these cycles since 19 eclipse years divided by 11.738 full moons= 1.618, or phi accurate to 4 digits! Thus we can see the the Hand of the Almighty working in the design of the celestial cycles, since there is no way the Phi Ratio could be seen in the numeric and geometrical Intelligent Design of the Cosmos by accident! Astrology teaches a fatalist dogma that people’s future was determined by the position of the stars at birth. The chief idols of the Zodiac were these 7 fatalistic planets winding their way through the 36 rooms of the Zodiac. In Astrology the 7 planets moving through the band of the zodiac, represented the 7-headed serpent, (Rev. 12:3). The Zodiacal band was divided into 12 houses, one for each month of the year, with each of the 12 houses divided into three rooms, producing 36 decans of ten degrees in the 360 degrees of the Zodiac circle. Thus the Zodiac was seen as the origin of a sacred temporal order, a Heavenly Clock to measure time.

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 Six hundred sixty six is the well known number of the “beast” in the book of Revelation, and also the first number in our “Anti-Christ Equation.” Six is the number of man, or human/secular perfection, “and 666 is a concentrated expression of this-the trinity of human pride independent of God, in opposition to His Christ, culminating in the Anti-Christ.”2 As the trinity of man’s number, it is the essence of 6 being the sum of all numbers making up its square=36 [6×6], also the sum of all digits from 1-36=666. 3

In this study our main focus is on the Scriptures and history regarding the trials of Jerusalem and how historical figures like NebuchadnezzarTitus and Antiochus IV, have conquered the holy city, since the Bible’s Anti-Christ Equation reveals a key link to prophecies related to the Gentiles treading Jerusalem under foot. For example we find that Jerusalem was trodden down by the Roman Empire exactly 666 years, from the Battle of Actium in 31 BC, unto the Saracen conquest in 636. 4 There is also a 666 year cycle covering the period of the captivity of Jerusalem by Babylon in 597 BC, to its destruction by the Romans in 70 AD. Thus we can see at least two 666 year periods linked to the Gentiles treading Jerusalem under-foot. These two captivity periods also agree with the four beast kingdoms of Daniel’s vision, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome.

Revelation 13:18
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number {is} Six hundred threescore {and}six.

This verse views the Anti-Christ in numerical terms, providing a Biblical basis for this study.  As a key number we will consider in this study, 666 reveals central traits of the Anti-Christ. He is symbolically called a “beast,in reference to a king or the Kingdom of the beastThe Greek word for “beast” is therion: a wild beast. The Hebrew word is חיוה cheva, used symbolically in Daniel in a negative sense. 5 We find an example of this from Daniel where the four beasts of Daniel’s prophecy are also kings.

Daniel 7:17
These great beasts, which are four, {are} four kings, {which} shall arise out of the earth.

Another example of the beast as a kingdom is seen later in Daniel 7:

Daniel 7:23-25
Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. 24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom {are} ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. 25 And he shall speak {great} words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time

This image in Nebuchadnazzer’s dream, representing the beasts of these kingdoms according to Dan. 3:1, was 60 cubits high, 6 cubits broad, and was worshiped when music was heard from 6 specific instruments [666]. 6

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Daniel’s prophecy indicated that following Babylon’s Lion and Persia’s bear, the next empire after the winged leopard of Alexander the Great and Greece, was the Roman Empire, as seen in the iron legs of the image. According to Daniel, the feet of the image would be “divided” in two, one part iron and the other clay. What is interesting is that the Hebrew word for “divided” above in [Dan. 7:25] “time and times and the dividing of time,” [Palag=dividing,] 7 is the same root word used for “dividing” the 4th Beast kingdom in the feet of the image in Nebuchadnazzer’s dream; mixed of iron and clay, [Dan 2:41]. Since the 4th beast in this dream is prophesied for the last days, we can glimpse the timing of the “dividing” of times and kingdoms, [Daniel 10:14]. The dividing of time also implies God’s original temporal order where the scriptural basis is seen in Genesis 1.

Gen. 1:14-18

14 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. 17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

As we consider the details of the Heavenly Father’s temporal order, we find the two great lights of the Sun and Moon, in their solar and lunar cycles ruling over and dividing the day and night. We note that He made the Stars also, which we know in astronomy as sidereal cycles. A Sidereal Month for example, is the time it takes the Moon to move around the sky with respect to the stars. The mean lunar sidereal month is 27.3 days. The Sidereal year of 365.25636 days is widely used by astronomers. In this foundation of the Creator’s temporal order we find the Almighty laying the basis of time-keeping with Solar, Lunar and Star [sidereal] cycles.

As we view the elements of the Bible’s “Anti-Christ equation,” we need to take our pointers from God’s Word to ensure we are on solid biblical footing to proceed in this study. The equation in reference to the title of this blog post came to my attention from my friend Michael Hearns, who is part of my Facebook Groupthe Biblical Astronomy Fellowship. The equation has three basic numerical elements including the number of the beast, along with two Bible numbers from the books of Daniel and Revelation. Thus with 666, we also include the numbers, 1260 and 2300. We find these three numbers at the base of the Eclipse cycle of 18 years and 11 days, called a Saros, each holding about 70 eclipses. Of these 70 eclipses about 42 are solar and 28 are lunar on average. 8 For example, the 1260 year period breaks down into two shorter spans based on the 18 year eclipse cycle. In our study of the eclipse cycle related to the 1260 year period, lunar cycle measures conform to the 666 pattern, as 66 lunar cycles +6 years. (60 cycles + 6 cycles + 6 years). A principle in these periods of Biblical Prophecy related to the luni-solar cycles is that the longer the cycle, the more error is eliminated from the Saros. This pattern is established as seen in De Cheseaux’s cycle of 315 years, which is 1/4 of the 1260 yr. Biblical cycle, (Dan. 8:14; 12:7; Rev. 12:6, 14), 10 times more accurate than the 19-year Metonic cycle. The Saros eliminates most of it’s remainder in the longer 2,300 year Biblical cycle. Every 1260 years the Sun and Moon return, within less than 1/2 a degree, to the same point of the ecliptic precisely, within an hour of each other. If we subtract 1260 from 2300 we get 1040 which is a long-awaited solar-lunar cycle harmonizing all three measurements: the Year, Month and Day “with a nearly imperceptible error(of .11 of a day). 9

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The breakdown of the 1260 year period pairs the number of the beast as a multiple of the 18 year eclipse [Saros] cycle; since 1260 years is 18, 70-year eclipse cycles [6 + 6 + 6 such cycles] as seen below.

18 x 37 = 666 years, added to
18 x 33 = 594 years
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18 x 70 = 1260 years
totaling =  70 Saros cycles.   10

Putting this into perspective, I think it fitting that we quote from the Witness of the Stars, by E.W Bullinger, in his discussion of the Saros: Bullinger shows the periods of Jerusalem under the Gentiles in two 1260 years cycles, totaling 2520 years. 11  He depicts the domain of Babylon, Medo-Persia and Greece as 594 years, and the Roman Empire’s dominion of Jerusalem at 666 years; totaling 1260 years. Both of these periods are calculated in eclipse cycles. The second 1260 year period consists to the Mohammedan conquest of Jerusalem that began in 636-37 AD. 12

“Saros cycles breakdown into two cycles, one of 666 years and the other of 594 years totaling 1260 years. We know that 1260 years is a soli-lunar cycle, so exact that its epact or remainder is only 6 hours. Bullinger stresses not only these aspects of the 1260 year period but also its double-2520 years. 13 Bullinger believed that these 1260 year periods would foreshadow 1260 day periods in the end-times, when the final Abomination of Desolation was to be fulfilled, before and during the Great Tribulation. [2 Thess. 2:1-3].

As we include the conversion rate of Solar and Lunar cycles with the calendar year according to these cycles seen in Biblical Prophecyfrom Daniel and Revelation, we gain a panoramic view of Biblical history and an incisive view of end-times prophecy, related to the activities of the Anti-Christ and his final desolation of the Temple at Jerusalem. This view is afforded us in the numbers of the Bible’s Anti-Christ Equation.

In this equation we take the initial product of; the number of the beast times 1260 days:

1260 days x 666=839,160 days

The second part divides the product of the first part by 2300 days:

839,160 days/2300 days=364.852.17 days 

This product of 364.852.17 days is a fraction short of a Sidereal year of 365.256 days, the time it takes the Earth to fully revolve around the Sun, in its position against the stars. The key to the fractional difference between 364.852.17 days and the sidereal year of 365.256 days is amazingly found in a combination of time periods stated in Rev. 9:15, also relating to the Anti-Christ. 14

Rev. 9:12-15
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. 15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.

Concerning these 4 time periods, from the [J-F-B Commentary] quote on this verse, we should look more to the listed time periods as opposed to the sum total of these periods; “for an hour, and a day, and a month, and year rather as Greek, “for (against) THE hour, and day, and month, and year,” namely, appointed by God. The Greek article (teen), put once only before all the periods, implies that the hour in the day, and the day in the month, and the month in the year, and the year itself, had been definitely fixed by God. The article would have been omitted had a sum-total of periods been specified, namely, three hundred ninety-one years and one month.” [391 years] [Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary] 15

The temporal periods seen here are not only fixed by God, where these angels of the 6th trumpet are linked to a 200 million man army; appointed in the future, where they will destroy a third of earth’s population as punishment for their evil actions, [Rev. 9:20]. If these periods are viewed in a symbolic biblical sense, an hour, is the twenty fourth part of a day or year, a day is a year, and a month is thirty years, and a year is three hundred sixty five years and a quarter, or ninety one days; in all, 391 years, viewed in total. These periods added like this may not appear logical until we consider these cycles in their luni-solar context, in light of how the Creator set them in their courses in His Temporal order. This is a key aspect of the Mystery of the prophetic numbers we are considering. In his studies of the Temple and Tabernacle, Hearne also found biblical units of talent and shekel measures matching luni-solar cycles, [Ex. 38:24–29]. One number was the equivalent of the lunar month, a second equaled two solar years of 365 + 365 days, and a third was the equaled 5 lunar years, which implies a year-month-day cycle. In this light, there is an interesting relation to a total time period of 706 years as the sum 391 (Rev. 9:15-Hour, Day, Mo. & Year) and 315 (1/4 of 1260). No other cycle shorter than 1040 years so nearly approaches being a year-month-day cycle except only the cycle of 706 years whose greatest error is .10 of a day. 16

391 + 315=706

This hyper-accurate year-month-day cycle is made up of 3 of the 4 time periods listed in Rev. 9:15, harmonized to the luni-solar cycle. These four time periods of verse 15 listed in decreasing order, break down in the Anti-Christ equation as follows:

364.852.17 days

+ 1 Year                     365.242– Solar year

+ 1 Solar Month        30.43

+ 1 Week                         7    [the week is the only period omitted in this verse, but where it comes up in other verses related to the Anti-Christ tells the story.]

+ 1 Day                         1

+ 1 Hour                      0.04

Total                  365.255.88 or a nano-error of .12 of one day short of a Sidereal year = 365.256 days. 17

This total when rounded up to the nearest sidereal cycle of 365,256 days, amazingly bridges the gap to make up one sidereal year, with the primary calendar time periods of one year, one month, [a week,] one day and one hour. Furthermore, all of these periods were listed in the [Rev. 9:14-15] with four of these periods appearing in the same sentence. But the period of one week was cited separately in the context of 3 ½ years/42 months, which was listed twice in [Rev. 11:1-3] in reference to the two witnesses who will also preach for 1260 days. 18 Viewing the context we not only see that 42 months=1260 days, in bible time measures, but also when John is told to measure the temple, altar and worshipers, he is told to omit the measures of the outer court, which are given to the Gentiles who tread it underfoot 42 months. Here we have another key measure linked to the Temple in God’s Word, related to this equation. “The period of 2,300 days also includes the Tabernacle, and its surface areas of the tent and outer fence according to Hearne, measured 2,300 square cubits.”19  This matched the time period the Temple Sanctuary was trodden underfoot with the square cubits of the Tabernacle Sanctuary, the predecessor of the Temple.

The product figure of our equation [364.85217] is a fraction short of a star [sidereal] year of 365.256 days. This is an ideal Solar year against the Stars both giving light upon the earth. It is the Sun of Righteousness [Mal. 4:2] with the stars reflecting their light in the world. Another way to view this problem is via the lens of geometry. A geometric view of the Anti-Christ is a facsimile of the anointed Christ-minus a fraction. The power of a counterfeit lies in its closeness in appearance to the original. We must be experts in the field to be able to differentiate between the two, [2 Thess. 2:11-12]. As the Sun of God in the 19th Psalm declares the glory of God the Father, moving along the path of the ecliptic, it takes a Solar year to complete its celestial circuit. If we fail to discern the different prophetic time periods in light of LuniSolar cycles, we miss a major category of truth the Creator has included in His celestial revelation, while opening ourselves to the deception of a strong delusion.

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The geometric view of the Anti-Christ is a very close copy of the originalminus a fraction, also fits the measure of what is known geometrically as a gnomon. The gnomon is something fragmentary, diminished from its completed shape. The gnomic growth of the Nautilus shell [https://www.geogebra.org/m/waR6eVCQ] is a classic example of the way teeth, bones and DNA develop in the human body, based on the additive Fibonacci number series. The Phi ratio is also an example of number patterns that dictate growth and progression in Nature.
Christ is called the Capstone or Chief Corner Stone of the Great Pyramid, or the Pyramidion, a model of the Great Pyramid in miniature, resting a top the Pyramid’s apex, completing its full structure. The dimensions of the Pyramidion determine the measurements of the full Pyramid. As individual believers, the faithful make personal pilgrimages in life to the High Priest-the headstone, in whom we gain access to the joyous freedom in fellowship and atonement with God the Heavenly Father, via the High Priest Jesus Christ. This is the Pyramid’s witness, embodied, culminating and represented in Jesus Christ as the Chief Cornerstone. This is witnessed in the Great Pyramid’s structure, in both its descending and ascending passages that terminate at the Pyramid’s central apex lineprophesying of its missing capstone at the summit. [Figure A.]

We should be mindful that Capstones of the grandest Egyptian Pyramids were gold plated to represent the Sun. If the designers of the Great Pyramid, whose dimensions embody the planet Earth on a 1 to 43,200 scale, deliberately omitted the missing cap-stone, then this omission would symbolize our planet in darkness, until the missing light of the world and Sun of God returns, [Mal. 4:2]. Why is the capstone still missing today? Jesus answers this in the gospel of Matthew.


Figure A. Missing Capstone of the Great Pyramid

Matt. 21:42-44 
42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes. 43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. 44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

Thus the symbolism of The Great Pyramid, the last remaining of the original Seven Wonders of the World, still echoes the message of its Biblical prophesy in Isaiah [19:19-21] that; “He shall send them a Savior, and a great one, and he shall deliver them21 And the Lord shall be known to Egypt…” The meek ones who embrace the Lord are rewarded in his kingdom, but those rejecting him get the strong delusion in the kingdom of the beast the [anti-Christ], seen in Rev. 17.

Rev 17:9-14
And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits. 10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he comes, he must continue a short space. 11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition. 12 And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. 14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. [17 and’s]

Verse 12 links the “power of these 10 kings” in their one hour with the beast. This hour is part of the first part of the solution of the Bible’s Anti-Christ equation in Rev. 9:15, as one of four time periods; “hour, day, month and year.”

As we detailed above, the ancient Babylonian Base 60 number system has survived into modern use, as the system we use for timekeeping because it allows the accurate calculation of many more fractions than our Base 10 system. The application of these trigonometric principles is found in the 3700-year old Plimpton 322 tablet, as the oldest and most accurate tablet of trigonometry in history, working the precepts of the Pythagorean theorem over 1000 years before Pythagoras. Otto Neugebauer argues, each line of the tablet can be generated by a pair of regular numbers, integer divisors of a power of 60. “This property of and q being regular, leads to a denominator that is regular, and therefore to a finite sexagesimal fraction in the first column.” 20  These columns can also be seen as numbers in the sides of a series of right triangles including the 3-4-5 triangle.

Figure B. The 3-4-5 triangle in the Great Pyramid’s King Chamber

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Its origin goes back to Abraham who was well versed in the ancient astronomy of Babylon, having taught its principles in his native Ur of the Chaldees, and later in ancient Egypt. This knowledge would have been accessible to Daniel later in Babylon, who taught the Magi. This provided the ancients all they needed to calculate complex equations of trigonometry through the first Century, as we find in this equation. Below we see where the prophet John is told to omit the measures of the outer court, which are given to the Gentiles who tread it underfoot 42 months.

Revelation 11:1, 2
1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. 2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty {and} two months. 3 And I will give {power} unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred {and} threescore days, [1260] clothed in sackcloth.

The Anti-Christ is here first linked with the Gentile Dominion of Jerusalem, second the number 42 [Rev. 11:2, 13:5]. He also called the “man of the earth,” [Ps. 10:1, 18]. As both numbers along with 1260; [30 x 42] are factors of 6 and 7, depicting a link between “7“-Christ and the “6“-Anti-Christ. Thus 42 is a key to working out of man’s opposition to God. 21

In reference to the period of a “week” from Dan. 9:24-27; Bullinger states; “This “one week” must be future, since the Messiah was “cut off,” [when he sacrificed himself], no prince has come and made a covenant with the Jews in “the midst of the week” causing “the sacrifice and oblation to cease.” This is specifically stated to be the work of a “Prince that shall come” [Dan. 8:11], where it is done by the “little horn” [Dan. 11:31, 12:11], and is the work of the “vile person,” [different names for the same person],” not the Messiah. 22

Both of these princes; Christ and the Anti-Christ divide this “week,” Christ when he became the perfect sacrifice for all mankind, Wednesday in the middle of Passover week in 28 AD, and the Anti-Christ when he removes the Temple sacrifices in the future Jerusalem Temple. The “weekJesus Christ divided was of seven days, while the “week” of the Anti-Christ is one of seven years. The Biblical precedent for these various “weeks” is found in Genesis 29.

Genesis 29:20-30

20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her. 22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast. 23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her. 24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid. 25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me? 26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn. 27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also. 29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid. 30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

The words for “seven” [H7651] and “week” [H7620] come from the same Hebrew root word [H7650], “to complete or swear with an oath. It is apparent that the word is related to [H7651] sheba, or shibah-seven as this number was sacred. Oaths and contracts were confirmed by seven sacrifices [Gen. 21:28ff], or seven witnesses/pledges.” 23 According to [1 Sam. 20:17], Shaba refers to human pacts confirmed by an oath. This is what we find here between Laban and Jacob. We also see references to the feast of [seven] weeks- Pentecost [Ex. 34:22Deut. 16:9-16] counted from Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread as a week of seven days. The 7-day Feast of Unleavened Bread always included a Sabbath, after which the first day began the counting of 7 weeks [49 days] towards Pentecost, the 50th day, [Levi. 23:15-22]. This is the same system of counting years providing the basis for Sabbatical years and the Jubilee. 24  Which application of “seven” [days, years, Sabbaths, Jubilees] must be determined from the context.

Jesus Christ confirmed the New Covenant based on his perfect sacrifice for mankind in the midst of Passover Week in 28 AD. But, the Anti-Christ will break a covenant confirmed by him with Israel concerning the restitution of their Temple services and sacrifices. Jesus paid the full price “blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us” [Col. 2:14], as the only man fully qualified, and willing to release humanity from this debt of our sins and bondage representing our exodus from death in the OT Law, that composed the spiritual Cross [1 Cor. 1:17-18], he bore because of his matchless love for us. Christ’s sacrifice for us opened up the first fruits of the gift of holy spirit that was manifested on the Day of Pentecost in 28 AD [I Cor. 15:20-23, Rom. 8:23], beginning of the Grace Administration-the Church Age in which we live today. Based on this ultimate act of love we can walk in the spiritual freedom of the new man-[Col. 3:10], the risen Christ in us, and enjoy our complete deliverance, sharing this “good news” gospel with all who cross our paths. With this background information, we have a Biblical basis for how these two “princes” of Daniel’s prophecies, divide the “week” of Dan. 9:24-27. Revelation 13 below depicts another aspect of how the “beastkingdoms relate to Daniel’s end-time prophecies.

Revelation 13:1-5
1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as {the feet} of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. 4 And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who {is} like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him? 5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty {and} two months.

Here we see a link in Rev. 13 to Daniel’s prophecies about the “beast kingdoms” with the leopard, the bear and the Lion, who are empowered by the Dragon. His kingdoms appear with  a combination of traits of Daniel’s historical “beast kingdoms,” but ruled by the anti-Christ in the Tribulation period, who is diverse from all who went before him. Here power is given to him for 42 months.

Revelation 12:6
And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred {and} threescore days. [1260 days]

Revelation 12:6 speaks of the woman being nourished 1260 days. Then in verse 14 below it refers to this woman being nourished for “a time, times and half a time.” Since this phrase is mysterious, one way to gain a better understanding of it, especially where numbers are used, is to study Bible time periods with a common basis in numbers, to see what we can learn. In the context of the anti-Christ we have noted above, the common base 60 linkage between 42 months and 1260 days, so we can see how the period of “a time, times and half a time,” fits into this context as 3.5 years, or half/dividing of this “week” of seven years. [Gen. 29:27-29]

The numbers here depict two ways to divide this “week.” If we are looking at 42 months then we have a “week” of 7 years divided in half, seen also as 1260 days. This of course applies to the Anti-Christ, but with the true Lord Jesus Christ we are referring to the Passover week of 7 days. There is however another way to view this week of years, as both E.W. Bullinger and Guinness observed that if we multiply 1260 by 2 we get 2520, the lowest common multiple of the first 10 digits; the numbers 1-10 will all divide it without remainder. As a result it is the first in the entire series of numbers, that is exactly divisible by all the first ten numerals. 25 This 2520 year period is known as the great “seven times” of prophecy, perhaps because the periods of Gentile dominion over Jerusalem and its Temple in history are “divided” into 2 spans of 1260 years, forming another kind of “week.”  They also point to the future fulfillment of the various 1260 day42 months and a time, times and half a time periods of this week we have listed above, during the Great Tribulation. Since 1260 x 2= 2520, this totals a period 35 days short of 7 years; [2555 days]. Thus we find the basis of a key to unraveling this Gordian knot of prophecy in Daniel and Revelation.

 Revelation 12:14-17
14 And
to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. 15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. 16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony [marturia; witness] of Jesus Christ.

Sign on the Cross

By linking this 1 week period, [H7620] that is omitted from our equation, with the 42 months/1260 days [3.5 year period/time, times and dividing of a time] we observe how the one week relates to both “princes” below; the Beast and the Messiah, who shall confirm [make firm] the covenant with many for “one week”: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease.” The main record linked to the “Prince” referring to both the Messiah and the beast pertaining to a “week” is set in Daniel 9:

Daniel 9:25-27
25 Know therefore and understand, {that} from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince {will be} seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troubled times. 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that will come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof {will be} with a flood [military charge], and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. 27 And he shall confirm [make firm] the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations [Shiqquts] he shall make {it} desolate, even until the consummation [completion], and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Jon Nessle explains how this relates to Daniel’s prophecy… of the prince;

“The first use of the word, prince, obviously is referring to the Messiah. However, the second cannot. How could the genuine Messiah destroy the city and sanctuary? So there have to be two different princes in this context. Just like verses 25 and 26 speak of each, verse 27 alternates between the two. Jesus, the Messiah confirmed the covenant during holy week by becoming our Passover. When he was raised from among the dead, the covenant was sealed and the restitution of all things made inevitable. In the midst of that week, on a Wednesday, the Messiah caused the sacrifice and oblation to cease. When he died, the veil of the Temple tore in two from top to bottom, making the way into the holy of holies possible without any more sacrifices or offerings, because the supreme one had occurred. The other prince was Titus the future Emperor of Rome, and his army desecrated the Temple with their abominations, so just like Antiochus IV was a type of the Anti-Christ, so also was Titus. So a first Century occurrence of Daniel’s prophecy is plausible.” 26

Good Shepherd Window, St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Ashfield, New South Wales..

Here in reference to Christ, the “week” is a literal 7 days, but in the future the Anti-Christ will confirm a covenant for a “week” that is 7 years. Biblically, this word [H7620] for “week” is used in both senses among other places in [Dan. 10:2-3], it is a literal week of seven days, but with the first use of [H7620] in [Gen. 29:27-28] it is a “week” of seven years. This also provides unique Biblical confirmation that the Messiah was crucified “in the midst of the week” on Wednesday- NOT “Good Friday”!

Prophecies are mysterious, they can be fulfilled just once or alluded to many times. Prophecies coming to pass multiple times often involve different shades of meaning. Bullinger in his discussion of Gnome, the figure of speech; on quotations, mentions a critical point relating to the fulfillment of prophecy, specifically citing the Abomination of desolation
as an example. He concludes that this prophecy could apply to multiple future occasions. When a prophecy is said, therefore, to be “fulfilled,” that exhausts it. In other cases, where that final fulfillment is still future, the quotation is referred to in general terms— “as it is written.” 27 The common error related to prophecy that must be avoided is to take only a part of the prophecy that is fulfilled, while including the entire prophecy that remains open in the same category. The focus of the Bible’s Anti-Christ Equation is not only on its 3 key numbers, but also the omitted term for a “week” in [Rev. 9:15Dan. 9:24-27], as it can mean seven days or seven years depending on which “prince” it applies to. With Christ it refers to a literal week of seven days, and in the midst of that week he was crucified, ceasing the sacrifices, becoming the once and everlasting perfect sacrifice for all mankind. But with the future Anti-Christ the “week” appears to be of 7 years during the Great Tribulation of the same period.

Daniel 8 below provides the details of the other numerical aspects of our Anti-Christ equation, being the 2300 days, relating to the time the Sanctuary was trodden under-foot by Antiochus IV in 170-64 BC, marked by a Blood Moon TetradOne of the traits of the beast, who is also called a “prince” is that he will magnify himself against the true anointed prince, as Daniel tells us:

Daniel 8:11-17
Yea, he magnified {himself} even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. 12 And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practiced, and prospered. 13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? 14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; [2300] then shall the sanctuary be cleansed. 15 And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man. 16 And I heard a man’s voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision. 17 So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.

From what Dr. Bullinger taught us about prophecy, unless Scripture declares it was “fulfilled,-exhausting it,” there is still a potential for predicting similar future events. We find an example of this referenced by Jon Nessle; “The “Abomination of Desolation” refers to the pagan desecration of the Temple‘s altar. The Jewish temple has existed in two forms: Solomon’s Temple which existed until 586 BC when it was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar. Even though the 1st Temple was destroyed, the term “Abomination” was not applied to its state of destructionNebuchadnezzar just destroyed the temple. He did not desecrate or pollute it. The prophecies said the Temple would be destroyed and there would also be “desolation.”28

A.D. 70 Titus Destroys Jerusalem

Daniel 11:31
And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily {sacrifice}, and they shall place the abomination [Shiqquts] that maketh desolate.

After Nebuchadnezzar’s destruction of the temple, where he burnt it and Jerusalem lay desolate for 50 years, the 2nd temple was rebuilt and finished during the reign of the Persian king Darius. Nessle affirms “the prophecy in Dan. 11, was a reference to Antiochus Epiphanes, now past; but this neither fulfilled nor exhausted the prophecy; that waits for the yet future revelation of one who will fill it full: Each is true as part of the general fulfillment; but neither contains the whole truth embodied in the fullness of the prophetic record.”29 This is also the case with the 70 AD destruction of the Temple by prince Titus, the future Roman Emperor. As Rev. Nessle summarizes it:

“Thus Antiochus became a type for the Anti-Christ in the 1st desecration, Titus in the second, both of which will be echoed in the last.”28 “So Jesus’ prophesy in the Olivet Discourse involved a 3rd fulfillment which agreed with Daniel 9 and it did indeed happen within a generation. The Romans did desecrate the holy of holies on the day the Temple was destroyed as the legionaries sacrificed to their standards in the Holy of Holies.” 30

Matthew 24:1,2
1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to {him} for to shew him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

The second Temple was destroyed in a flood, i.e. a military charge in 70 AD and the abomination of desolation occurred which persists still today. Jesus foretold that the Temple would be destroyed and not one stone upon another. That occurred in 70 AD in the Grace Administration. “So far we have seen that there are two occurrences of this prophesied event. The first involved Antiochus IV’s desecration of the second Temple and altar which ended in 164 BC. The Feast of Hanukkah celebrates this Temple cleansing. Another is still future just before the Great Tribulation.” Also, there appears to be a 3rd fulfillment. Daniel also prophesied about this in a future setting. 31

Daniel 12:11
And from the time {that} the daily {sacrifice} shall be taken away, and the abomination [Shiqquts] that makes desolate set up, {there will be} a thousand two hundred and ninety days. [1290]

We know that this must be referring to another fulfillment because the time span differs from Daniel 8. Here it is 1290 days, there it is 2300. So this reference appears to be still in the future in the Administration of the Revelation period. 32  There will be a 3rd Temple in the future as indicated by [2 Thess. 2:4 Rev. 11:1, 2] as Jesus implied in Matthew 24.

2 Thessalonians 2:3, 4
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for {that day will not come}, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposes 
and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

In the future desecration of the Temple altar, unlike Antiochus IV, who sacrificed a pig, keeping it in an unclean state for 3 more years, the Anti-Christ himself will sit in the Temple of God portraying himself as God, as Jesus said would occur in the future before the Great Tribulation.

Matthew 24:15-22
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso reads, let him understand) 16 Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains: 17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. 19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day: 21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

So then just like Daniel 9 and Revelation 12 were “composite” prophecies having portions coming to pass at three different times, it looks like Matthew 24 may be also. Here we see the context of Matt. 24, references both to Titus‘ destruction of the 2nd Temple, and the future abomination of desolation. 33

As we summarize this study, we have seen how the Bible’s Anti-Christ Equation consists primarily of three numbers; 666, 1260 and 2300. The key to deciphering these numbers seems to be bound up in their relation to the basis of the luni-solar cycles, specifically the eclipse cycle of the Saros. As the Almighty framed His Temporal Order on these cycles, in the five time periods found in Rev. 9:15, we gain amazing insight into His order as we compare the natural order of celestial cycles with the prophetic cycles of Bible’s Anti-Christ Equation. The idea that the hyper-accurate astronomical cycles prophesied here at a time before the precision modern scientific instruments existed, is proof of their divine inspiration, that has since been verified through modern technology. Since Daniel and the Apostle John prophesied these untraceable cycles long before the knowledge or ability to verify or even measure to these periods to this level of accuracy existed, we are left with the only logical answer that supports our Almighty Omniscient and Omnipotent Creator, Who designed it all. There is no human intelligence or coincidence of chance that can account for this.

As we can see the handwriting on the wall for the nearness of the end times in our last days, we need not have any fear, of the Tribulation, or the spirit of Antichrist, which has been at work for centuries. We have seen how active this spirit has been as it remains active today, since the Temple is still being trodden underfoot by the Gentiles as we speak. The Prophecies of the future Temple still need to be fulfilled before the future Anti-Christ can cause his abomination in this Temple prior to the start of the Tribulation. The purpose of this study is NOT fear motivation, but from a Biblical Astronomy viewpoint we can appreciate the accuracy of the celestial cycles the Creator set in the heavens at Creation, and trust with unshakable confidence that His Word always comes true. Through the irrefutable evidence inherent in His Prophetic Word, and the numbers linked to it, we have awesome evidence of the Mighty Hand of the Almighty and His Son Jesus Christ. As The Lord shared with his apostles when they encountered tribulation…

John 16:31-33

31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? 32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. 33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

As we stand victoriously in Christ, we are Over-comers also!! 


Footnotes

  1. Sun, Moon and Earth,  p.28  Robin Heath
    2. Number in Scripture
    , ppg. 282-84, E.W. Bullinger
    3. Ibid, p.286
    4. Ibid. p.284
    5. The Abomination of Desolation and other Prophetic Terms of Biblical Eschatology, Jon Nessle
    6.  Number in Scripture, p. 285, E.W. Bullinger
    7. Strong’s ConcordancePalag=dividing, James Strong
    8. Witness of the Stars, p.179, E.W. Bullinger
    9. Parker’s Celestial Cycles, p.22
    10. Witness of the Stars, p.179-182, E.W. Bullinger
    11. Ibid, ppg. 190-92
    12. Ibid
    13. Ibid
    14. Michael Hearn’s personal email
    16. [Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary] on Rev. 9:15
    15. Irish Astronomical Journal of June 1953, Vol. 2, No. 6 ‘The Mystic Numbers: Daniel and the Apocalypse” p. 155-56
    16. Michael Hearn’s [http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/seven-bible-wonders-the-tabernacle-secret-unveiled-2/]
    17. Ibid
    18. Ibid
    19. Ibid
    20. Wikipedia on the Plimpton 322 tablet.21. Number in Scripture, ppg. 268, 152, E.W. Bullinger
    22. Number in Scripture, fn p. 7, E.W. Bullinger
    23. Strong’s Concordance on [H7620, H7650, H7651], James Strong
    24. Hebrew-Greek Key Study Bible. Lexical notes on [H7650, H7651], Spiros Zodhaites
    25. Irish Astronomical Journal of June 1953, Vol. 2, No. 6 ‘The Mystic Numbers: Daniel and the Apocalypse” p. 155-57
    26. The Abomination of Desolation and other Prophetic Terms of Biblical Eschatology, Jon Nessle.
    27. Figures of Speech used in the Bible, on “Gnome”, E.W. Bullinger.
    28. The Abomination of Desolation and other Prophetic Terms of Biblical Eschatology, Jon Nessle.
    29. Ibid.
    30. Ibid.
    31. Ibid.
    32. Ibid
    33. Ibid
    34. Ibid
    Josephus, War, b. vi. chap. 6.

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Also if we add 75 years to 1260, we get the 1335 years of [Dan 12:11-12] expressed in Days, and 75 years is exactly the difference between 2520 lunar years and the same number of solar years. This shows the rate of Solar and Lunar cycle conversion to calendar years according to these numbers of Biblical Prophecy.

 

 

 

 

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