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The Great Pyramid-the Boundary Stone of the Promised Land [Part 2]

Part 1 of this post focused on the alignment of Regulus-Jupiter-Mercury on August 6th 2015, that approximated the angle of the Great Pyramid’s Bethlehem line from Egypt. Picking up on the Boundary Stone aspect and function of the Great Pyramid on the Giza Plateau, another critical application includes the use of these Pyramids as a land surveyor’s tool. This may not seem too important at first glance, but when we consider that Egyptian land-owner’s boundaries were wiped away with every annual flooding season of the Nile, when the Nile/delta part of Egypt was one of the most densely populated areas of the ancient world, we begin to see the importance of this aspect of the Pyramid to the population of ancient Egypt. Their entire agricultural economy was based on the timing of the Nile’s flood stages, and the effect on the workable farmland of the Nile Delta, so the calendar/almanac that arose from this function of the Pyramids, along with the ability to quickly restore the land boundaries obliterated by the floods, would have prevented ancient Egypt from descending into social chaos.

By means of its reflections and shadows, the Great Pyramid became the great sundial of Egypt, not only for the days and hours, but for the seasons of the year. Exactly as a modern chronometer gives the hours, say, of midnight, 6 a.m., noon, and 6 p.m., so the reflections of the Pyramid gave accurately the days upon which the Winter Solstice, the Spring Equinox, the Summer Solstice and the Autumnal Equinox occurred. This precisely defined the Solar-Astronomical Year. For the Land Surveyor’s using the outlines of the Pyramids on the horizon as reference points, accurate boundaries could be restored very simply with the use of only a cord and a stone weight. The Pyramids were also used in land surveying based on the same geometry of the Ziggurats of ancient Babylon, with 3-4-5 triangles, or right-angled triangles as the common standard for the dimensions of the Kings Chamber of the Great Pyramid. These geometric principles were also utilized in the divine dimensions of the Hebrew Tabernacle and Temple, depicting the Creator’s consistency in His Intelligent Design of His sacred structures.

Figure A.

3-4-5 Triangle and the Kings Chamber of the Great Pyramid

Some of the Great Pyramid’s cast shadows appeared as “arms” on the ground, specifically the “two eastern and western arms of its solar-noon reflections,” as observed by Lemesurier, who states in reference to the Pyramid’s right arm resulting from its solar shadow that it; “lay in close proximity to the Bethlehem line. ” He continues with: “At some date during the Spring, the right arm of the noon reflection must start to align with the Bethlehem line. The first part of the arm to align in this way would be the northern edge of the arm, which is followed by the alignment of the apex ridge of the arm with what could likewise be described as the apex ridge of the Bethlehem corridor, at which point the arm would be entirely interior to that corridor, and thus at the culmination of its alignment.” The Great Pyramid Decoded, Peter Lemesurier, p.194 [see Figure D.] The key to this corridor within which the alignment takes place between the right arm of the shadow of the summer sunrise from the latitude of the Pyramid, with the Bethlehem line, is that the 5 miles between Bethlehem and Jerusalem, along with Mt. Zion are all critical geographic locations falling within this corridor. [Figure D.]

When we combine this with the fact that if a line drawn on a map of the Giza Plateau, in a south-eastern direction from the Great Pyramid’s apex, at the Ascending/Descending passage angle, it intersects Mount Sinai where God gave Moses the Ten Commandments, the added significance of the Bethlehem line linked with Mt. Zion in Jerusalem becomes apparent. This provides the basis of links between the Great Pyramid, Mt. Zion and Mt. Sinai as important markers with geographical and spiritual significance at the boundaries of the Promised Land of God’s Covenant with Abraham. The Triangle marked below [Figure B] unifies the baseline of the Great Pyramid Boundary Stone and God’s Everlasting Covenant with Abraham, to Mt. Sinai, representing the Old Covenant through Moses, and finally to Mt. Zion and the New Covenant through Jesus Christ. The alignment of the arm produced by the shadow of the solar-noon reflection with the Bethlehem line itself, according to Lemesurier, corresponds to the record in Exodus 6.

Exodus 6:1-8 1 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Now thou will see what I will do to Pharaoh. For with a strong hand he will let them go, and with a strong hand he will drive them out of his land. And God spoke to Moses and said to him: “I am the Lord. I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name Lord[a] I was not known to them. I have also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, in which they were strangers. And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembered My covenant. Therefore say to the children of Israel: ‘I am the Lord; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. 7 I will take you as My people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God Who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. AndI will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a heritage: I am the Lord.’

Figure B. [2]

A Triangle linking The Great Pyramid with Mt. Zion and Mt Sinai


Lemesurier draws some interesting conclusions in his thesis with Exodus 6. He points out the double reference to the Lord’s strong hand of deliverance for Israel in verse 1, linking it to the dual alignment of the solar arm with the Bethlehem line, which seems appropriate. If he is right, then we have a direct link between these important lines originating from the Great Pyramid as the Boundary Stone of the Promised Land, with other key references in these verses where the Almighty establishes His Covenant with Israel in verse 3. When God establishes something in His Word, He repeats it, and as we saw in the first part of this blog post, God established the Covenant He made with Abraham, [Gen. Chapters 15 and 17] confirming it with Moses the deliverer of Israel. God also repeats His promise to give Israel the Land of Canaan as an everlasting heritage, marked by the boundary stone of the Great Pyramid. As the Prophet Isaiah has spoken eloquently in Chapter 19 on the Biblical details of the Great Pyramid as the boundary stone of the ages, so he carries on the imagery of the Great Pyramid later Chapter 19, and in subsequent chapters of his divinely inspired Scripture. If these conclusions are correct, then we can look at similar Biblical records with figurative references to the Great Pyramid to glean added wisdom.

The Bethlehem line also has significance for the prophecy that God’s son would be called out of Egypt, since this line reflects the general route that Joseph and Mary would have taken to avoid Herod’s slaughter of the Judean children in Bethlehem, under 2 years old.

Hosea 11:1 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.

Hosea’s prophecy initial reference was to God’s calling Israel out of Egypt, under the leadership of Moses, but realized it’s fulfillment in the infant Jesus’ return to Israel from Egypt. Thus we have the Bethlehem line drawing a comparison between Moses the redeemer of Israel and the Lord Jesus Christ as the redeemer of all mankind. This prophecy was realized in Matthew 2;

Matthew 2:15-18 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son. [16] Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. [17] Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, [18] In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

As the light of dawn precedes the sunrise, so the witness of the Pyramid via the Bethlehem line anticipated this Son-rise of the ages.

Isaiah 19: 23 In that day will there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians will serve with the Assyrians.

In Isa. 19:23 a “highway out of Egypt” is referenced, indicating the geographical application of the “Bethlehem line,” which is the exact angle of 26 degrees 18’ 9.7”, the Pyramid’s astronomical meridian aligned to its descending and ascending passages. This theme of a “highway out of Egypt” is a consistent thread throughout the book of Isaiah, and is intriguing here in Isaiah 19 in the immediate context of verses 19-20 referring to the Pyramid. This also shows the first of a three fold truth that Jesus is, the true way that leads unto life.

Isaiah 11:16

And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt. Here the reference to the highway specifically cites Israel that came out of the land of Egypt. This is a strong link to the Bethlehem line.

Isaiah 35:8-10

 And an highway will be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean will not pass over it; but it will be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. [9] No lion will be there, nor any ravenous beast will go up thereon, it will not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there: [10] And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

Here again in Isaiah we find references linking this “highway of holiness” leading to Mt. Zion, the fortress of God’s People. The Faithful remnant of Israel would not only be protected from the adversarial lions in the wilderness, but would also share in the complete redemption of the New Covenant in Mt. Zion.

Figure C. [3]

The Great Pyramid’s Bethlehem Line


Isaiah 40:3-5

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. [4] Every valley will be exalted, and every mountain and hill will be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: [5] And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh will see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

This desert highway is a figurative reference to the Bethlehem Line which is consistent with the theme of revealing the glory of the Lord,” in verse five. As this Bethlehem line continues from the borders of Egypt through the Sinai desert, it encapsulates Israel’s 40 years of wanderings in the wilderness. As it proceeds, it crosses through the town of Bethlehem, some 233 miles distant in Israel, at the part of town where Jesus was born, and continues on through the Jordan River. The River Jordan among other things, was where Jesus received the holy spirit at his baptismal by John the Baptist, marking the practical inception of Jesus’ ministry. This line crosses the River Jordan just opposite Jericho, marking the crossing of Israel led by Joshua, into the Promised Land. From the time of its construction in the Patriarchal Age, the Pyramid’s Bethlehem line prophecy encompasses the Mosaic Exodus that included the giving of the Law, the transition from the Law to John the Baptist, to the Lord Jesus Christ and his administration, beginning at his birth in Bethlehem, to the glory of his Second Coming. {Jer. 32:19-22}

Revealing this glory of the Lord is also seen in the scored lines of the descending passage of the Pyramid, in their stellar alignment above the Pyramid’s apex, to the Pleiades, referring to the placing of its glorious capstone, at the apex of the Great Pyramid.

Isaiah 40:9-12 [9] O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; {Isa. 2:2-3} O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! [10] Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. [11] He will feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and will gently lead those that are with young. [12] Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?

These references in verse 9 emphasize Mount Zion in the same breath with Jerusalem, even as we have just seen with the alignment of the right arm of the noon-shadow with the Bethlehem Line. And as if on que, verse 10 makes mention of the Lord’s strong hand and strong arm of authority by which he rules the heathens. This authority is of course embodied in the Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings who inherits King David’s Royal Throne, as the perfect Savior and Deliverer that the Great Pyramid was designed to attest to, as seen in Isaiah 19:20. The alignment of the right arm of the noon-shadow with the Bethlehem Line is seen in Figure D, below showing the east arm of the Pyramid’s noon shadow aligning with the Bethlehem Corridor, covering the distance between Bethlehem and Mt Zion in Jerusalem. This miraculous monumental beacon, provides numerous scientific proofs and evidences of the Creator, as the Great Pyramid is a scale model of the earth on a 1/43,000 standard.  The 118th Psalm below specifically refers to the Pyramid’s capstone or “Chief cornerstone;” {Eph. 2:20, 5:23} linked with Jesus Christ.

Ps. 118:14-24

14 Jehovah is my strength and song; And he is become my salvation. 15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous: The right hand of Jehovah doeth valiantly. 16 The right hand of Jehovah is exalted: The right hand of Jehovah doeth valiantly. 17 I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of Jehovah. 18 Jehovah hath chastened me sore; But he hath not given me over unto death. 19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will enter into them, I will give thanks unto Jehovah. 20 This is the gate of Jehovah; The righteous will enter into it. 21 I will give thanks unto thee; for thou hast answered me, And art become my salvation. 22 The stone which the builders rejected Is become the head of the corner. 23 This is Jehovah’s doing; It is marvellous in our eyes. 24 This is the day which Jehovah hath made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Figure D. [4]

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Alignment of the Great Pyramid’s Right Arm Noon-shadow with the Bethlehem Line

Isaiah 40:22-26

 It is He that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: [23] That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity. [24] Yea, they will not be planted; yea, they will not be sown: yea, their stock will not take root in the earth: and he will also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble. [25] To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. [26] Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth. [27] Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgment is passed over from my God? [28] Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends [H7098] of the earth, faints not, neither is weary? there is no searching of His understanding. [Ps. 147:4]

“stretched”- H5186 {natah} means to stretch out, extend, to elongate, to draw out by extending, by implication to bend away.[5] It is used in connection with the stretching of a measuring line here, Isa. 44:13, and in Zech. 1:16, where it refers to the construction of the Lord’s temple in Jerusalem; Zech. 1:16-17, 2:1-2, 4:7 {“headstone”- H7222 [roshah] from rosh-H7218.} [6] Rosh Hashannah as Tishri 1, “headof the Judean calendar was New Year’s day and Jesus’ birth-date,the first day of the 50-year Hebrew Sabbatical cycle of Jubilees. This word is also linked with thespreading out of the heavens as a curtain,” {Isa. 40:22 above} prophesying of an “expanding universe,” millennia before modern science re-discovered it.

King David claims the promise of God specifically from Numbers 24:17-18, in reference to the subjugation of the corners of Moab, to the Star out of Jacob. This delineates the division of the Promised Land according to the four points of the compass, and the four triangular faces of the Pyramid. These lines on the earth emerge directly from the lines of the witness of the stars in the heavens, as God put His Word and the story of the coming redeemer in the heavens and taught it to Adam in the Original Paradise administration. Thus the lines of celestial latitude and longitude have their dominion in the earth as geographical lines emanating from the capstone of the Great Pyramid and the “sides of the North” or the astronomical North Pole. It is this capstone and Chief corner-stone that specifically refers to Jesus Christ.

Zech. 4:7   Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou wilt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.

“headstone”- H7222 [roshah] from rosh-H7218 means the top most stone at the corner.”[7] This is another reference to Jesus Christ as the capstone. Thus we find the Pyramid’s capstone or “Chief cornerstone” {Eph. 2:20, 5:23} catches the first rays of the dawn and sunrise of a new day. We can see the biblical and astronomical imagery of Jesus Christ the promised seed, as the Sun, the “faithful witness in Heaven,” {Ps. 89:36-37, Mal. 4:2} also casting the noon-shadow aligned with the Bethlehem line.

Micah 5:2-4 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee will he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. [3] Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel. [4] And he shall stand and feed (rule) in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God; and they shall abide: for now will he be great unto the ends of the earth.

The truth that Bethlehem was also David’s birthplace is revealed in I Sam. 16:1,18. David represents the glory of the regal line of the kings of Israel that culminates according to God’s eternal purpose, in the ascent of Jesus Christ-King of Kingswhose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. This eternal purpose is the focal point of the celestial signs of this study, the subject and protagonist of God’s Word-Jesus Christ. The primary themes of God’s eternal purpose which runs through both the Scriptures and the Heavens are clearly evident in these celestial wonders. These scriptural themes are also evident in the Great Pyramid’s Bethlehem line, when seen in both its   astronomical and geographical applications. These amazing lines continue their narrative with the entering of the “promised land,” for Christians in our day as we move and believe together, functioning as members in particular of the spiritual body of the Church with Christ as the head. Israel’s journey from the land of bondage in Egypt, to the promised land is one that parallels the life of a believer, from bondage in sin to the freedom of the new birth. As we make the individual pilgrimage in life to Jesus Christ the headstone, we can have access to the joy and freedom in fellowship with our Heavenly Father. This is the Pyramid’s witness, which culminates in Jesus as the chief corner-stone, evident in the Pyramid’s architecture, since both its descending and ascending passages terminating at the Pyramid’s central apex line, prophesy of its missing capstone at the summit.

Figure E.

Missing Capstone of The Great Pyramid

 

Psalm 16:7-11 I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons. [8] I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. [9] Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices: my flesh also rests in hope. [10] For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. [11] Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

These verses in Psalm 16 set in wonderful juxtaposition to the imagery of Job 26, which according to the Pyramid’s descending passage, has the star Thuban of Draco at the North pole, and the pit representing the abyss at the other, under the base of the Pyramid. Unlike Lucifer who embodies “corruption,” the ascendant Morning Star–Jesus Christ did not see the total corruption of the grave, only enough to fulfill the law and be raised from the dead. This word in verse 10 for corruption is shachath {H7845} meaning; a pit, a pitfall, a well, a grave. [8] The rich imagery of a pit in where snares were laid for wild animals provides the background for a figurative use of this word. It appears in the famous Psalm 16:10 where the LXX rendered it with diaphthora {G1312} and Luke understood it in the sense of “corruption.” [9] The architectural application of this descending passage, as is well documented, refers to the path leading unto death, and the grave, ironically both under the rule, and governing the destiny of the Dragon, showing not only the enemy’s dominion and activity centered around death; [Jn. 10:10, Heb. 2:14] but also how the adversary embodies his own destruction. Conversely, the path of life known as the Pyramid’s ascending passage ties in here to verse 11, corroborated in the witness of the Bethlehem line. Both passages in the Pyramid have the angle of 26 degrees 18” 9.7’, but the ascending passage rises towards the Pyramid’s upper chambers beginning at the point of intersection and departure from the descending passage, and represents the way of salvation that God makes available, throughout all 7 Biblical administrations. This amazing witness of the Great Pyramid chronicles the deliverance of Israel via the Hand of God, through Moses, a forerunner and type of Christ. Only God could ordain the miraculous witness of this pyramidal monument to the astronomy of the Biblical Patriarchs, as the universal touchstone, and pre-Scriptural witness of the coming Messiah.

The Biblical perspective of the Great Pyramid is clearly witnessed in [Job chapts. 26 & 38 for further study]. These Scripture passages provide a unique view of the angle of the ascending/descending passages within the Great Pyramid, specifically the Descending passage, and its alignment on alpha draconis, depicting the spiritual significance of the polar precession. This speaks not only of the alignment of Regulus-Jupiter-Mercury on August 6th 2015, in the context of the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2015, but also the Pyramid’s ascending/descending passage alignments with Venus and Jupiter on Rosh Hashanah in Sept. of 2017. Thus we find important applications for the angle of the Pyramid’s passages, both geographically, in the Bethlehem line, encapsulating the history of Israel’s deliverance and inheritance the Promised Land, and astronomically regarding the glorious Second Coming of the Redeemer, Jesus Christ.

Footnotes

[1] The Great Pyramid Decoded, Peter Lemesurier, p.194
[2] Pillar of Enoch Ministry [picture credit-Figure B.]
[3] Secrets of the Great Pyramid. [picture credit-Figure C.] Peter Thompkins
[4] The Great Pyramid Decoded, Peter Lemesurier, p.193 [picture credit-Figure D.]
[5] Strong’s Concordance– James Strong, [H5186-natah]
[6 Strong’s Concordance– James Strong, [H7222-rosh & 7218-roshah]
[7 IBID. [H7222-rosh.]
[8] IBID. [H7845-shachath]
[9] Septuigant-LXX; diaphthora {G1312}

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Great Sphinx, Great Pyramid and Dendera Zodiac

Biblical Archaeo-Astronomy


The Birth and Return of Christ and the Celestial Sphinx

Eleven years ago, in a study on the Try-God.com website we proposed a thesis that the Great Sphinx was originally intended as an oracle of the promised seed and the Messiah. Both Herbert Lockyer and Frances Rolleston have stated, that the Great Sphinx symbolizes the Summer Solstice 4000 years before Christ, sealed by the union of Virgo and Leo. Rolleston notes that this junction of Virgo and Leo is marked by the star Denebola, the namemeaningthe Lord or Judge who comes quickly,”1 thus representing a living image, of the Lord Jesus Christ coming in judgment. As the star marking the unity between Virgo and Leo, the alpha and omega signs of the Biblical zodiac, this prophetic messenger of the coming Messiah has endured as the largest, and oldest colossal sculpture of renown on the planet.

Figure A. The Great Sphinx

The Great Sphinx

The Great Sphinx

This monument to the promised seed carved out of the Giza plateau, has stood for ages facing east, envisioning both the first and second advents of the Lord Jesus Christ. As the imperious sentinels of Giza, the Great Sphinx and the Great Pyramid are the foremost ancient monuments, having stood the test of time, foreshadowing the Second Coming of the Son of God as no other landmarks in human history. These great surviving wonders of the ancient world have remained singularly poised, high above the barren shifting sands of human ignorance, safely founded on prehistoric bedrock of truth, prophesying of the coming promised seed, in harmony with the witness of the Stars and Scriptures. Their combined declaration sounds out from the geographic center of the Earth’s landmass, ever ringing upward in concert with the testimony of the celestial luminaries. These monolithic monuments of the Giza plateau, the Great Pyramid and the Great Sphinx, serve as prime examples of our thesis, showing the roots of what Joseph Campbell called the world monomyth , the idea that all the world’s myths are rooted in one master overarching epic narrative. I believe as others have before me, that this master myth has celestial roots, and these roots ultimately lead us to the divine Astronomy of the Biblical Patriarchs, Adam, Seth and Enoch. The following introduction to the Great Sphinx, from a Biblical Astronomy viewpoint, will serve as important step along this path of understanding. During recent posts on our Blood Moon Blog we have surveyed the Biblical Astronomy of the heavenly signs surrounding the Birth of Jesus Christ, where a number of aspects linked to the Great Sphinx have surfaced, which are summarized in the study of The Great Sphinx @www. Try-God.com, [read more].

Our review of the heavenly signs surrounding the birth of Christ gave us an introduction to some unique aspects of the Great Sphinx, which we will expand on in this study. A consistent indicator marking the heavenly signs bearing the celestial seal and signet of the Great Sphinx, is that most of these heavenly signs occur during the 3-week annual period when the Sun is clothing Virgo, [Rev. 12:1]. This is relevant due to its symbolism of the genuine exaltation of Mary, the woman who was most highly blessed among women, because she believed the words of the archangel Gabriel when he told her she would bear the promised seed. We have made past references to the dual significance inend times
prophecy
in [Rev. 12:1-2] as it relates both to the sufferings and glory of the Lord Jesus Christ, in his 2-fold ministry to present his kingship to Israel, that was rejected 2000 years ago, and now is being revisited as we complete the Blood Moon Tetrad of 20142015 with the heavenly signs presaging his glorious Second Coming to install his kingdom of everlasting righteousness and peace. The graphic below depicts Mary crowned with the 12 Stars/Tribes of the Hebrew Zodiac [Gen. 37: 9-11] holding the infant Jesus, with the Crescent Moon at her feet. Here Jesus embodies the Sun clothing Virgo with the Moon at her feet as seen on Sept. 11th, 3 BC in the heavenly signs marking the Birth of Jesus Christ. Modern stargazers have struggled to fit the crown of 12 stars around Virgo’s head, with the heavenly signs marking his birth and Second Coming, but as Gen. 37 tells us in Joseph’s dream, the Sun, Moon and 11 Stars bowed down to Joseph as his 11 brothers bowed at his feet in Egypt, fulfilling his dream. Both the Great Sphinx and Joseph’s Dream show the 3-fold Solar, Lunar and Stellar aspects of the Hebrew Calendar, and as we view Virgo Crowned with the 12 Stars/Signs/Tribes of the Hebrew Zodiac in the context of the Great Sphinx, the truths of the Celestial Sphinx come into focus.

Figure B.  Mary Crowned with 12 Stars holding Jesus with the Moon at her feet.

Mary Crowned with 12 Stars and the Moon at her Feet

Mary holding Jesus Crowned with 12 Stars

In addition, the Sun in Virgo usually coincides with the annual start of the Hebrew Civil Year, opening the month of Tishri. As we have pointed out in recent Blog posts, the Feast of Trumpets opening the month of Tishri is marked by a Partial Solar Eclipse on September 13th this Fall, even as the opening of the sacred year/Nisan 1 is marked with a Total Solar Eclipse on March 20th, the Spring Equinox, followed by a Blood Moon Lunar eclipse two weeks later at Passover. Thus from the inception of the heavenly signs linked to what I have called the Celestial Sphinx, the fact that these notable heavenly signs take place on, or during Hebrew Feasts and holy days, is also a key indicator, even as it has been throughout the Age of Grace relating to the Blood Moon Tetrads, over the last 200 centuries. Another prime aspect of the heavenly signs linked to the Celestial Sphinx is that we find unique planetary conjunctions that took place marking the Birth of Jesus Christ, in the constellations Virgo and Leo. Since these are the zodiac signs that constitute the alpha-omega signs of the Hebrew Zodiac, forming the Celestial Sphinx, it provides a living practical example of Biblical Astronomy which the Great Sphinx itself memorializes. As a central example of Biblical Archaeo-Astronomy, the Great Sphinx is a true living artifact of the divine science of Biblical Astronomy that the Creator utilizes today, marking the heavenly signs of the Second Coming of His only Begotten Son. In this light, we take note of the relief from the ceiling of the Temple of Esneh;2 [Fig. C], where the basic stellar figures of Virgo and Leo are unified in the Great Sphinx, pictured with the solar disk crowning the head of the woman-“sun clothing Virgo,” who is joined with the body of the Lion, above the serpent Hydra. This clear stellar image found at the same temple site housing the Dendera zodiac, provides strong archaeological support, not for the union of Virgo and Leo only, affirmed in the two stellar aspects of the Sphinx monument, but also the exaltation of the woman-Virgo. She is pictured at the far right below, prominently holding her grain stalk, or branch [Al Zimach] as she is shown in Dendera’s zodiac, symbolizing her bearing the promised seed, the light of the world. This is a key point in the history of Biblical Archaeo-Astronomy, since the Dendera Zodiac is another central piece of archeological evidence in our Biblical Astronomy narrative. This will be the topic of future posts on our Blood Moon Blog.

Figure C. Ceiling Relief from the Ancient Egyptian Temple of Esneh

The union of the ends of the ecliptic in the Great Sphinx, with the Sun in Virgo, as seen in the Temple of Esneh.
great sphinx

This sets the basic context of the original function of the Great Sphinx, including:

  • The unity of the Biblical zodiac which starts at Virgo and ends in Leo, summarizing the truths of Biblical Astronomy and Archaeo-Astronomy.
  • The original role of the Sun in this context of “clothing Virgo,” along with embodying the solar aspects of the Sphinx as the Son of Righteousness.
  • A Stone monument memorializing these truths parallel witness to the Coming Redeemer found in the Stars and in Scripture.

With this in mind, lets look at some specific stellar aspects of the Great Sphinx.

Stellar Elements of the Great Sphinx

There are at least three categories of Celestial Sphinx signs. The first is in a class by itself, that we find in Figure E. Here, the head of the woman Virgo, clothed with the sun is rising above the horizon as seen from Jerusalem, with the full body of Leo the Lion, already risen. As a marker for the birth of Christ highlighting these two major components of the Great Sphinx, this sign certainly is worthy of our special attention. A second category of signs along these lines is seen also when the Sun is clothing Virgo. During this time of year, a period of about 20 days length, if planetary unions occur in both Leo and Virgo, the two stellar aspects of the Celestial Sphinx are thus highlighted. An example of this was seen in the signs surrounding the birth of Christ, from September 9th to the 14th in 3 BC. Figure E shows the first of three conjunctions of Jupiter and Regulus in Leo first visible, as the heavenly signs marking the birth of Christ took place  September 11th, in Virgo. The original teaching of the witness of the signs of the zodiac is encapsulated in the zodiac signs Virgo and Leo and preserved in this ancient monument of the Giza plateau, the Great Sphinx. An interesting astronomical truth in support of this lies in the fact that the crowned head of Virgo actually bridges about 10 degrees into the sign Leo on the ecliptic. We have already made reference to this in connection with the star Denebola. The star Sarcam in Leo, is a Hebrew word meaning “the joining,“3 identifying the point where the two ends of the Zodiacal circle have their joining. This is borne out in the sign Corvus, the bird of prey devouring the sea-monster Hydra, a decan of Virgo. The bright star in the eye of Corvus the Raven, called Al Chibar in Arabic means “joining together,”4 referring also to the union of as these two ends of the true zodiac! This is pictured in Figure D. below, depicting the Hydra a major sea-dragon constellation [Isa. 27:1], with Corvus the Raven and carrion eater, shown devouring the perishing remains of the destroyed Serpent. This is the enemy’s destiny which we also find pictured in the Temple of Esneh above, with the serpent under the Lion’s claws.

Figure D. The Constellation Hydra; the Serpent destroyed.

This also fits with the start of the Hebrew calendar in Tishri, the equivalent of our September-October, the beginning of their civil year when the Sun was clothing Virgo. As we have seen in previous posts, the heavens announced Jesus’ arrival with the setting of the star Spica, Virgo’s branch on our September 11th, of 3 BC. In addition to naming the start and close of the celestial canon, the Great Sphinx mirrors the binding of Scripture together from Genesis to Revelation, as seen in references to Jesus as the Lion of the tribe of Judah in both Gen. 49:8-10 and Rev. 5:5, the first and last books of the Bible. Another indicator of the central importance of these stellar aspects of the Great Sphinx, is that our recognition of the Celestial Sphinx, pictured below, Virgo and Leo the lion provide the basis for the signs of the triple union of Jupiter-Regulus in Leo, in 3 BC related to Gen. 49:8-10. This is a foundational key linking the Great Sphinx both to the witness of the stars and Scriptures, in their unified testimony to the Coming promised Seed. As we view the celestial context of this first union of Jupiter and Regulus, [Fig. E] we can see the head of Virgo rising above the eastern horizon just below the full body of Leo the Lion on the ecliptic. This is the view of what an observer standing near Palestine facing east would have seen on this date, providing a clear aspect of the astronomical symbolism of the Celestial Sphinx as an important marker and monumental prediction of Jesus’ birthday on September 11th, a prophecy of the birth of Christ preserved in stone from antiquity! Thus, the Great Sphinx stands as Giza’s defiant sentinel, having weathered hundreds of centuries as a witness and messenger of both the canon of the celestial scroll of God’s Word engraved in the heavens, a prophesy of the birth of the Son of God. Always facing east, the Great Sphinx anticipates the truth of the Son-rise of the ages, whose eastern light is the long awaited dawning of a new day for all Mankind. As the subject of our last two February posts, this Eastern light through the Tabernacle is reflected spiritually in the Tabernacle/ Temple ministry that Jesus Christ fulfilled as the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek, even as we see it in the Creator’s celestial order, as the Sun travels its annual path through the 12 houses of the ecliptic, daily rising in the east. This is a theme that arises again in relation to The Celestial Symbolism of the Tabernacle and Temple of Israel, [read more] This serves as a monolithic marker to the prophecy provided in Rev. 12:1-5, in the sign of Virgo, further establishing the dual significance of this prophecy foretelling of the First and Second Advents of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Figure E. The Celestial Sphinx.

The Head of the Woman and the Body of the Lion as seen on Sept. 14th, 3 BC, on the eastern horizon from Palestine, forming the aspects of the Celestial Sphinx, marking the first Jupiter-Regulus Conjunction in Leo.

head of a woman and body of a lion

We find these landmarks at the head and tail of the zodiac, which adds light to Dr. Martin’s observation that: “the woman Virgo is the Constellation of Headship for all twelve signs. The head position of Virgo is located within the last 10 degrees of Leo.” Virgo’s head is seen in Fig. D, just below and adjacent to the star Denebola in the tail of the Lion, unifying the circle of the zodiac. When viewed in context with the witness of the Great Sphinx, this sign on 9-14-3 BC takes on added meaning, indicated in the Sphinx’ two basic elements. These two elements are detailed in the movement of the King planet Jupiter entering Leo, the lion-body of the celestial Sphinx, while the Sun was in Virgo, the female head of this Sphinx. As the stars are allowed to speak in harmony with this witness in stone, the solitary guardian of the Giza plateau anticipates the dawning of a new day for mankind, as it predicts the birth of Spica, Virgo’s promised seed. Thus, the Great Sphinx and the Great Pyramid stand, as oracles, monumental prophets of both the Alpha and Omega, the first and second advents of Jesus Christ, revealing both his sufferings and glory. These stellar aspects of the Sphinx, are reinforced by the picture of the eastern horizon during the early morning hours of September 14th, at the time of the first Jupiter-Regulus union. This distinct star picture of the Head of the woman Virgo rising above the horizon, with the body of the lion above, initiating the first of 3 Jupiter-Regulus unions, aligning the prophecy of the stars with the Scriptural prophecy of Genesis 49:8-10 is definitive evidence for our thesis. This triple conjunction of Jupiter-Regulus in Leo was bracketed by the two Jupiter-Venus conjunctions also in Leo between August 31st, 3 BC and June 17th 2 BC. This June 17th, 2 BC conjunction of  Jupiter and Venus the bright and Morning Star, was a most notable and attention grabbing heavenly sign marking the birth of Christ.

Figure F. Leo the Lion

Leo The Lion

Leo The Lion of Judah

 

The major signs marking the birth of Christ on September 11th 3 BC, are not only sealed with this triple union of Jupiter-Regulus in Leo, but also by this singular Jupiter-Venus conjunction in Leo on June 17th of 2 BC. In addition the greater majority of heavenly signs marking the birth of Christ were bracketed by 2 Jupiter-Venus unions inand 1 BC.  The first Jupiter-Venus Conjunction marking the birth of Christ took place on August 31st 3 BC, in Leo with the last one occurring on August 21st 1 BC, in Virgo. Here we find an interesting variation on a Celestial Sphinx sign highlighting planetary conjunctions of Jupiter-Venus, that took place during the first fulfillment the Rev. 12:1-2 prophecy relating to the sufferings of Christ in his ministry as the Passover Lamb. This alerts us that we should look for similar Celestial Sphinx signs as a precursor to the Lord’s Second Coming. The fact that there were also two Venus-Mars conjunctions bracketing the central Jupiter-Venus union between  March 31st, 2BC and Dec. 9th, 2BC, marking the birth of Christ, sets a precedent that we will see in similar fashion leading up to the Lord’s glorious Second Coming.  In this light, it is with great interest that we discover between the two Venus-Mars conjunctions of 2015, that 3 Jupiter-Venus conjunctions will occur in Leo, followed by Jupiter-Venus conjunctions in Virgo in both 2016 and 2017.

The following dates will see Jupiter-Venus conjunctions in Leo in this Hebrew Jubilee year of 2015:

June 30th, 2015
August 25th, 2015
October 26th, 2015 

The following dates below, will see Jupiter-Venus conjunctions in Virgo in 2016-2017:

July 27th, 2016
Feb. 26th, 2017
Nov. 13th, 2017

These modern heavenly signs of the Celestial Sphinx are manifesting before our eyes in the last days leading to the victorious Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, informing us in no un certain terms that the end is near. As the rewind of heavenly signs of Christ Jesus’ first appearance on earth occur in the context of the present day Blood Moon Tetrad, including the upcoming Passover Blood Moon on April 4th, the celestial warnings of the Second Coming are undeniable to those with eyes to see and ears to hear… Are you ready?


Footnotes

1. Gospel in the Stars, Joseph Seiss, ppg. 133-134
2. Witness of the Stars, E.W. Bullinger, p.21
3. IBID, p. 165
4. IBID, p. 169

 

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Blood Moons and the History of Israel

Have you noticed all the headlines about Blood Moons” in the News lately? Everyone seems to be wondering when the next Blood Moon is?

red moon

Four Blood Moons

It might help if we knew what a Blood Moon actually is, and why its getting so much attention. A Blood Moon is associated with a type of Lunar eclipse,  but attention has been focused on the Moon turning to Blood ever since it was prophesied in the Book of Joel, as this prophet of God gave this  Bible Blood Moon prophecy by divine revelation;

[Joel 2:28-32] v. 31…the sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before that great and terrible day of the Lord come.

This provides a foundation reference for Blood Moon Prophecies in the Bible.  There are four blood moons scheduled in 2014 and 2015 that align with Hebrew holy days in the Spring and Fall of the next 2 years. This has been called a “Blood Moon Tetrad,” and has consistently been associated with key events related to Israel in history. The Four Blood Moons are certainly grabbing headlines lately, but we should also remember the Sun being mentioned, as turning into darkness, referring to a solar eclipse, in the first part of Joel’s prophecy. As we can see in the graphic above, the Total Solar Eclipse is central in the midst of four Blood Moons in 2014 and 2015! This should get our full and undivided attention, especially since Blood Moon Tetrads are very rarely associated with a Total Solar Eclipse in the last 2000 years, in view of the celestial signs on Holy Feast days of Israel’s calendar. The fact that Blood Moons are tied to Lunar Eclipses is not that big a deal in itself, but what has captured the public’s imagination is that these blood moons are happening on the feast & holy days of Israel’s sacred Calendar. Also, the fact that this is the final Blood Moon Tetrad occurring on Hebrew Feast and Holy days in the 21st Century has also caused people to sit up and take notice. As a result, the Blood Moon prophecies in the news have gotten a lot of attention recently.

According to NASA the dates for the Blood Moons in 2014 are as follows;

4/15/2014 Total Lunar Eclipse on the Hebrew Passover

4/29/2014
Annular Solar Eclipse

10/08/2014 Total Lunar Eclipse on the Hebrew Feast of Tabernacles


10/23/2014
Partial Solar Eclipse

NASA also gives the following 2015 Blood Moon dates;

3/20/2015 Total Solar Eclipse on Nisan 1, Hebrew New Years Day

4/14/2015 Total Lunar Eclipse on Hebrew Passover

9/13/2015 Partial Solar Eclipse on Hebrew Rosh Hashanah

9/28/2015 Total Lunar Eclipse on the Hebrew Feast of Tabernacles

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The interest in Blood Moons has centered around their association with the Hebrew Calendar, since historically Israel has always counted the start of the months of their year based on the sighting of the New Moon, [read more]. Due to this, the naysayers will tell us that the Blood Moon propheciesmean nothing,” which is what naysayers do… But it is hard to ignore the fact that Blood Moons have also been an indicator that something important was about to occur relating to Israel as a nation. For example in recent memory, there was a Blood Moon Tetrad in 1949-1950, which occurred when Israel was reborn as a Nation. There was another Blood Moon Tetrad in 1967-1968, marking their 6-day War with Egypt, when Israel regained control of Jerusalem. This was also the last time a Total Solar eclipse occurred during four Blood Moons on Hebrew
Feast days.  The 1492 Blood Moon Tetrad, that occurred just prior to the 1967 Blood Moons, in this Blood Moon Tetrad series, was also key in Israel’s history, since it marked the Jews being expelled from Spain, during the Spanish Inquisition.

A primary key in understanding these Blood Moon prophecies in the Bible is not listening to the naysayers, but to what the truth of God’s Word reveals to us. One of these keys is found in the immediate context of Joel’s Blood Moon prophecy in [Joel 2:28-29];

“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men will see visions, and also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit...”

Here Joel’s Blood Moon prophecy refers to a time when God’s gift of holy spirit is available to all who believe, which was not the case in the Old Testament, but only became available on the Day of Pentecost following Jesus’ Resurrection and Ascension to the Right Hand of the Heavenly Father. This opened up a new Spiritual Age; the Age of Grace when, as Jesus told us, the Comforter [Jn. 16:7] could not come unless and until Jesus left to be with the Father. The Comforter of course, is God’s gift of holy spirit, which is given to all who believe in their heart, and confess with their mouths that Jesus Christ is Lord, [Rom. 10:9-10]. As we link the holy Hebrew Feasts with key events related to the first coming Jesus Christ, we will start to notice a pattern developing. For example, Christ was crucified at the Spring Passover Feast the 14th of Nisan28 AD, buried during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, on the 15th of Nisanresurrected at the Feast of First Fruits, on the 17th of Nisan.

The next important date where the Blood Moon prophecy appears in the Bible just happens to be on the Day of Pentecost, the birthday of the Church, in the third month following Jesus’ resurrection in 28 AD, when first, the 12 Apostles spoke in tongues, showing evidence of their new spiritual rebirth, followed on the same day by over 3000 new believers showing the same evidence. As the Apostle Peter addressed the Pentecost Temple crowd in Acts 2:14-ff, he quoted this Blood Moon prophecy from Joel 2! It is important to realize that this Blood Moon prophecy is uniquely associated with the Biblical Age of Grace, which Peter calls the “last days” [Acts 2:17], beginning in 28 AD, wherein we still reside today. It is critical that the Apostle Peter himself quotes this key prophecy in the opening fanfare of his Pentecost address, not only to the 3000 new believers and the rest of the crowd that day, but to all Christian believers since that day, who share in the spiritual gift that God continues to pour out upon his people. A few years later, the first Blood Moon Tetrad in the Age of Grace occurred in 32-33 AD. This started a series of at least 9 Blood Moon Tetrads over a 2000 year period from 32-33 AD to 2032-2033 AD!! Thus we should pay attention to what is happening with Israel in the news during the current Blood Moon signs, and when the next Blood Moon sign is set to occur, just as their appearance has held great import for Israel over the last 2000 years! As the graphic below depicts, Blood Moons/lunar eclipses have historically been a negative omen for Israel, usually indicative of the bloodshed associated with war, as the Talmud teaches. Solar eclipses on the other hand, have been held as bad omens for the Gentile nations.

The blood moon of April 15 passes over the winged figure of victory gracing the cenotaph at Queens Park in Maryborough.

The Angel’s Sword shown cutting across the Blood Red Moon, symbolizing Bloodshed associated with War! 

These Blood Moon signs as Joel foretold, are to occur before that great and notable Day of the Lord, which is the Day Christ will return in triumphal victory over the evil darkness of this world, bringing the believers of his spiritual body-his Church with him in the final defeat of the enemy. This is the second phase of the Lord’s return, preceded by our Gathering together unto him [I Thess. 4:13-18, II Thess. 2:1]. We all anticipate this day as it is our Great Hope, the Hope of his return in ultimate deliverance from the shackles of this world, which will effectively wrap up the Age of Grace, as the Lord gathers his Church together, ushering in the Revelation
Administration. As we pay heed to the next Blood Moons and activities involving Israel, with unquenchable believing do his work, that Christ has called each believer to accomplish in his stead, until the dawning of that Great Day, we will truly show our love for the returning Lord! As the Gospel of Luke tells us;

Luke 21:24-28
24 “And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. 25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars: and upon the earth distress of nations,with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; 26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for lo0king after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, lift up your heads for your redemption draws nigh.”

As the Creator of the Heavens and Earth, it was Almighty God Who originally set the order and significance of these blood moons, coordinated with the Feast days of the Hebrew Calendar, when He spun the celestial bodies in their orbits in the Sky, [read more]. He did all this as a means to shed the light of his spiritual knowledge concerning the appearances of His only begotten Son Jesus Christ on earth. For those with eyes to see and ears to hear, we can discern the signs of the times in preparation for the victorious return of Christ for his saints.

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