The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. (Genesis 49:10 KJV)
Christ’s First and Second Coming
We know that our Lord and Savior’s first coming to Earth was about 2,000 years ago. Dr. Earnest Martin, author of The Star that Astonished the World, calculated the exact date of Jesus’ birth as September 11, 3 BC, sometime between 6:18 and 7:45 PM, based on Revelation 12:1, Genesis 49:10, and astronomy. Many other biblical astronomers agree on this date, also. He claims that the magi followed the planet Jupiter to find the newborn King of kings [wikipedia.com].
After an absence of 2,000 years, The Star of Bethlehem appeared once again in the sky on June 30, 2015! [Convergence of Jupiter and Venus on 6.30.15: The Return of the Bethlehem Star!] This was a significant sign to those watching for the return of Y’shua, our Jesus. It was around the time of this sighting almost a year ago that I began to earnestly watch for my Lord’s coming and look for any information that would point to it. This correlates with the preparation of the Bride! Esther’s purification and preparation process took a year! [Esther's 12 Months of Beautification]
Daniel Valles, whose website is informedchristians.com, also has a Youtube channel and has reported on the celestial signs connected with the coming of the Messiah. He is careful to admit that he is not making any predictions for he realizes that only our Heavenly Father knows the exact time of our departure from this world. In his chart labeled, Exodus II The Bride Goes to the King's House, he shows that the planet Jupiter (the King Planet) is in the constellation Leo (representing the Lion of Judah) during our month of June 2016 and will exit the feet of Leo by July 14, 2016. This celestial sign points us to Genesis 49:10 (see it quoted above). (For information on the meanings of celestial bodies go to his Celestial Warnings and Countdown Chart.)
He also notes that Jupiter has a 12-year orbit. Once it leaves Leo, it won’t be visible for 12 more years! This means WE ARE NOW WAITING ON THE LORD to catch us away!
The Waiting Pattern & Shadow
Moses waited 7 days
Noah waited 7 days
Rahab waited 7 days
Disciples waited 10 days
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Types and Shadows
Moses ascending Mount Sinai is a picture of PENTECOST and also hints to the Rapture (see Celestial Signs in Judah PDF chart).
The BARLEY HARVEST is a type of the gathering of the Bride (The Appointed Patterns Part II) and the story of Ruth is a picture of the Gentile Bride of Christ (there are, of course, Jewish believers in Christ as Messiah but the Church consists today mostly of Gentiles). “With the agricultural cycles this year in Israel, the wheat harvest was started back near the beginning of May, due to an early spring. This places the Ruth shadow pattern possibly before Pentecost this year, but it could also easily extend beyond Pentecost with her redemption and marriage. RUTH WAS NOT REDEEMED UNTIL RIGHT AFTER THE BARLEY AND WHEAT HARVESTS WERE COMPLETED (2:23) - BUT WHILE THE HARVEST WAS STILL ON THE THRESHINGFLOOR.” Exodus II PDF
So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz to glean unto the end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest; and dwelt with her mother in law. Ruth 2:23 KJV
SO WHEN WILL THE RAPTURE OCCUR? “The pre-Trib Rapture is fully supported by Scripture…What is not supported is that the Rapture is in, or on, any of the specific Feast Days - it only implies and makes hints at [them]. The only one we have a clear(er) picture of is the Feast of Tabernacles, which the Bible clearly states will be celebrated during the Millenial reign of Christ (Zech. 14:16).” [Excerpt from informedchristians.com] For additional information on this topic go to raptureready.com.
Mr. Valles notes that this unique lineup of Jupiter within Leo and then within Leo’s feet only occurs in 2015-2016 and IS A PERFECT MATCHUP WITH THE FEAST DATES AND BIBLICAL CALENDAR! PLUS IT IS AT THE EXPECTED LAST GENERATION END TIMEFRAME! [Watch Radar Update (17 min.)]
We may not know the exact day and hour, but we certainly can see the signs and know they are pointing to His soon coming to gather His Bride! Rejoice! And look up!