Brethren, the signs are not over for this year. I was drawn this morning to watch What's Going on With Jupiter? by the Youtube Channel Nemesis Maturity—a channel I am not familiar with.
As I watched it, I began to realize why Paul Dawson (REVELATIONCHAPTER12 YT) got so excited in his November 13 video about what is being dubbed as “the comet of the year”—the Comet 46P/Wirtanen. I also remembered how Perry Stone taught on the significance of comets as signs of God (see Perry Stone Comets). This comet, discovered by three amateur astronomers a few weeks ago, appears to be a FIRST-TIME VISITOR TO THE INNER SOLAR SYSTEM.
In the above-mentioned Nemesis Maturity video, a solar conjunction involving Earth and the planet Jupiter is explained. Evidently, beginning today—November 26—Jupiter will be behind the Sun making it unobservable for several weeks. . . hmmmm. At the same time, here comes Comet 46P!
There’s more! In early December Jupiter will appear as a morning star below Venus (more on that later in this article). And one more thing that caught my attention—Jupiter will be visible the entire night when it reaches opposition in about 6 months. That is the same time as Israel’s 70th Anniversary Year ends!
All this is occurring as we near the Season of Lights, Hanukkah.
Because it seems that Father God has ‘scheduled’ several signs in the heavens to occur in conjunction with major Jewish holidays in recent years to get the attention of Israel, I went to and found that Chanukah or Hanukkah this year begins at nightfall on December 2 continuing until nightfall on December 10.
I do not pretend to know what this all means, but here are some fascinating facts that could give rise to prophetic implications:
The River of Wrath
The name of Comet 46P/Wirtanen comes from the Finnish surname Virtanen meaning “river”. This reminded me of what I had read in The Witness of the Stars about Eridanus—The River of the Judge! E. W. Bullinger writes that Eridanus is an immense constellation that issues forth from the down-coming foot of Orion and represents “the river of wrath breaking forth for His enemies”. (For more on Orion see The Heavenly Signs of 2018.)
In early December the comet will appear in the constellation Taurus at its closest approach to Earth. Bullinger writes of the sign Taurus in The Witness of the Stars:
The picture is that of a Bull rushing forward with mighty energy and fierce wrath, his horns set so as to push his enemies, and pierce them through and destroy them.
It is a prophecy of Christ, the coming Judge, and Ruler, and “Lord of all the earth”.
Remember, the seven year Tribulation/Daniel’s 70th Week begins with “the wrath of the Lamb” (Revelation 6:16).
The Morning Star then the Sun
Along the horizon the morning star appears shortly before the sun comes up. Both the morning star and the sun are symbols of The Son of God:
When the Rapture is mentioned, when He is talking about His church, He depicts Himself not only as the offspring of David but also as the “bright and morning star.”
I, Jesus, have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. ()
Now when He is speaking to Israel, the symbol is altogether different.
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up like calves of the stall. ()
To the church He is the “bright and morning star.” To Israel and the Gentile world during the Great Tribulation, He will be the “Sun of righteousness.”
It would appear that Father God planned it that way because in the end He will send The Morning Star to collect His Bride first and then after The Tribulation have His Son return to earth as The Sun of Righteousness to establish His Kingdom.
Many confuse the Rapture with the Second Coming especially while reading Matthew 24.
At the Rapture, believers are removed; at the Revelation, unbelievers are removed. At the Rapture, there are no signs; at the Revelation, there are many signs. In fact, answers the question as to the signs of His coming to the earth to establish His kingdom. . .
Also, we need to observe that at the Rapture there is no angel ministry. This may seem like a very unimportant detail, but it is noticeable.
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. ()
Now, my friend, what you have at the Rapture is the Lord Jesus coming Himself to get His church, His bride. . . He will not send an angel to get us; He will come for us Himself!
However, at the Revelation there is an angel ministry. It is mentioned in the Olivet Discourse where it belongs:
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. (, )
When He returns to the earth to establish His kingdom, He sends out His angels. Angels had ministered in the Old Testament to the Israelites, and the Law was given by the ministry of angels (see ). So here at the end, God sends His angels to gather those who will enter into the kingdom. It has nothing to do with the Rapture, you see. It is altogether different from that.
Another point to be made here is that Matthew 24:31 is using “harvest” language that refers to the “gleanings”. I pointed this out in an article I wrote earlier this year—:
(1) records that the tribes of the earth SEE the Son of man with their natural eyes. This happens when Jesus comes as KING of kings TO the earth. The harpazo or rapture is an event when the dead and living in Christ meet Jesus IN THE AIR.
(2) The second reason I believe verse 30 is at the end of the Tribulation period is that the following verse 31 refers to the very last part of a Hebrew harvest:
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. -
The “four winds, from one end of heaven to the other” refers to the four corners of the earth. The corners of a field were always left for the poor to glean from (see ). Jesus sends his angels to these four corners to gather together the elect—those who believed on the Messiah during the Tribulation.
Perry Stone does an excellent job explaining how the end time harvest is compared to the three main crops harvested in Israel in the video
This is why I believe is referring to an event seen by the people left on earth after the rapture of the Church Bride, for the Bride meets the Lord in the air as the FIRST part of the harvest of souls which will occur before the Tribulation begins.
Now at the Rapture the church is raised, and those in Christ — whether they be the living or the dead in Christ — are changed, and they enter the New Jerusalem. While at the Revelation, the Old Testament saints and the Great Tribulation saints are raised to enter the kingdom. The time is different. We need to recognize that. We are told in Matthew’s record:
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. ()
They are to enter into the kingdom here upon this earth, and the Great Tribulation saints are going to be included.
In the Book of Revelation John records:
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them; and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and who had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. ()
Where did they reign? Well, here on this earth.
But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection; on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. (, )
This is a very important passage of Scripture, you see. It shows again that the Rapture and the Revelation are quite different.
Before the Decree
As I’ve shared before, I believe our Last Day is directly related to The Deal of the Century. The Jerusalem Post reported TRUMP DELAYS PEACE PLAN UNTIL FEBRUARY.
There are things going on behind the scenes in the geopolitical realm that we common folk are not privy to unless revealed to us by the Holy Spirit. I am hoping that that is the case as related to the Mideast Peace Plan; and I am also hoping that the peace plan is what the Scriptures are referring to in Zephaniah:
Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired;
Before the decree bring forth, [before] the day pass as the chaff,
before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD'S anger come upon you.
Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness:
it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.
For Gaza shall be forsaken,
and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up. Zephaniah 2:1-4 KJV
I have been seeing these verses mentioned by Colleen Minter and also recently by Sharon Gilbert, a very intelligent Sister in Christ I have grown to admire who usually appears with her husband on Skywatch TV. Sharon brought up Zephaniah 2 as related to the future of Gaza in a recent Jim Bakker Show. Jeff's article at Unsealed.org was the first time I saw this section of Scripture mentioned: Zephaniah 2:1–3: A Promising Pre-Trib Prophecy Hidden In Plain Sight.
Season of Lights Out?
Jeff also wrote an article last year at this time titled . Here are some excerpts:
The original Hanukkah is also a harbinger of an even greater time of distress for Jacob (; )—a time that is fast approaching and near upon us. The ruthless "king of the North," Antiochus IV, is a textbook prototype of the coming Antichrist, right down to his self-deification and desecration of the temple in Jerusalem (c.f. ; ; , ). This ancient Greco-Syrian tyrant provides us with a template for the future "abomination of desolation" spoken of by the prophet Daniel and reiterated by the Lord Jesus (; ).
. . . Today, Israel's darkest hour looms before us. This year we've already seen the great sign of fulfilled in the sky overhead; a sure-fire sign indicating the extreme nearness of the 70th week.
Indeed, the Overcoming Church’s time here on earth is quickly waning as the end of Israel’s 70th Anniversary Year closes in.
It is said by Perry Stone and by others who have received insight into our Last Day that when we, who represent The Light of the World, are harpazo-ed the earth will be enveloped in Darkness. This explosive resurrection/rapture of the Overcoming Church will be similar to when our Savior resurrected from the dead causing an . Like a worldwide EMP attack, the world will instantly go black and even blacker as demonic entities descend and ascend upon the earth and the River of Wrath will flow beginning with the wrath of the Lamb.
Jaco shares (in ) that in studying the heavenly configuration shown in the last scene of I Pet Goat II on Stellarium, it is pointing to the last days of Hanukkah this year, which is also known as The Second Feast of Tabernacles. The eighth day of Hanukkah would thus be !
And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. -
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Not that the Rapture must happen during Hanukkah—The Season of Light (or any holiday for that matter); HOWEVER, many of the brethren have been shown a correlation of the Rapture with .
Zola Levitt points out that Chanukah has to do with the eternal light of God and that it is a symbol of the entire system of the Seven Feasts of the Lord:
. . . This added festival clearly left a great symbol to the whole system. Beyond Tabernacles—beyond the Kingdom—we have eternity with God.
This then is the fulfillment of the eternal light.
As with all the Hebraic holidays, Hanukkah foreshadowed the Messiah pointing to Him as The Coming Light of the World. The thought of The Bright and Morning Star possibly coming for us on The Last Great Day is what I will hold onto as we celebrate The Festival of Light. Let us enter this season shouting. . .
The Spirit and The Bride Say Come!