In 1991, the same sign the magi saw in 2 BC was seen once again in our skies. (If this is news to you, you've got some catching up to do. I'll add some links at the end of this post.) Long ago, what followed that notable massing of the four planets in Leo was the birth of haMashiach, an event that met the expectations of that sect of faithful observers of such signs. The scriptures suggest that, among those dwelling in the land, no others had made that observation but for a very small number by revelation. The general populace were oblivious, including even the scholarly professionals who were entrusted with the bringing of such reports. The birth was attended by multitudes celebrating in the region according to the established tradition, unaware of what was happening in their midst. It is a striking irony. They missed the very point of their festivities! That Feast Day had been ordained as a prophetic modeling, pointing forward to the moment that had, at long last, arrived. It is now a memorial of that birth, yet even more than that as what more is prophesied by Yom Teruah is for our day!
An instance of prophetic fulfillment happened again in 1991, and that was according to the same pattern that had been witnessed in 2 BC. Then, the massing in Leo was followed by the first advent of our Lord, with His presence marked by His birth on Yom Teruah that was attended by a celestial sign. The very same pattern repeated in 1991, so we might have the benefits intended to be brought through this observation. In a sign not seen since August of 2 BC, another massing in Leo was followed by the return of our Lord, marked by His coming in judgment on Yom Teruah and attended by a celestial sign. Revelation 12:1-5 records the cryptic description of the celestial sign from 2 BC. The sign presented cryptically in Jacob's deathbed prophecy to Judah (Genesis 49:10) was fulfilled in 1991. Who really knows, even today, that it happened just this way, and what it means? Not many, I can assure you, but yet, some do.
About nine days hence, the 21st anniversary of the sign will arrive. On this Yom Teruah, the season appointed for the unfolding of many things begins. And how shall it begin? With judgment. I can't say whether some major event will occur on the very day, but I will give you 2 reasons why this is my expectation, based upon what I believe are relevant biblical references.
When Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden, a season began that must be viewed from one perspective as their sentence, a judicial decree that remains to be completed. According to the principle expounded in The Threefold Model of Great Sevens, the week of years we approach matches the millennia of biblical history, which is a very useful paradigm. Importing lessons from the millennial week, we project onto 2012-2019 the events and themes of the first chapters of Genesis. What do we find? Judgment, straight away, and the execution of a sentence. Note that it would have been about 9 months after the expulsion when Cain and then Able were born into the world. Don't expect that kind of precise model because, given the compression of time of 1000 to 1, there should be no expectation of an exact repetition in all things, but yet, for receiving further insight, watching with a critical view to perceiving any pattern matching is now absolutely paramount, for those to whom such a task is appointed.
The second reason I expect judgment to break out in the near term is based upon what I wrote in The Story of Christmas that Should be Told. The Lord revealed to me in an unforgettable way how judgment attended His birth. According to the principle that much is demanded from those to whom much is given, the failure of the locals to respond appropriately to the great gift they received was met with a commensurate response in the slaughter that was subsequently brought upon their own sons. This was the execution of judgment upon those who had heard the testimony of the shepherds in the fields that night about the birth of their Messiah in Bethlehem. Much was received, and when judgment came, instead of blessings for faith their response brought severe consequences. The blessing and response happened on Yom Teruah, as that key season of our Lord's personal presence began. In our day, our Lord's coming in judgment was marked in 1991, but I feel the Yom Teruah in 2012 will have some alignment with the birth of the Lord.
The biblical witness is attested to by what has come through other recent kinds of signs, the interpretations of symbolic disasters, the testimony of the prophets and signaling done very redundantly through media bean-spilling and public ceremonial ritual, some of which I've addressed in this blog.
Although a covenant with the many is considered by some to be a sign marking the beginning of the seven years of Daniel 9, it's nowhere said to be a sign.
And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate. ~ Daniel 9:27
While we're not explicitly told this is a sign, we should be continually attentive to watching for whatever may be seen. A covenant will be (if it has not already been) made for this season, which is accounted as having a start on Yom Teruah this very year. The context of such a thing may be the Clinton Global Initiative, NYC, 9/23-25, or possibly the 67th regular session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (9/18-25-), also in NYC. NYC, as the home of the UN, Wall Street and the WTC, may be considered the seat of Babylon on multiple levels, although it is not unique in that regard.
[UPDATE 9/8] "A critical showdown is looming over the skyline of New York City, as the leaders of Israel and Iran both will be attending the United Nations General Assembly later this month."
MIDEAST SHOWDOWN LOOMS OVER NEW YORK SKYLINE - Ahmadinejad, Netanyahu to attend United Nations general assembly
There's much left to write about times and events, and I intend to follow through as the Lord provides, until I'm done. I have been and continue to be largely occupied with physical activity because I'm moving in 3 weeks.
Some relevant studies:
- The Threefold Model of Great Sevens
- The Lord's Shemittah
- The Story of Christmas that Should be Told
- When Jesus was Born - The Celestial Signs
- What Was it That is Called the Star of Bethlehem
- The Year of His Coming: 1991 - Part I
- The Year of His Coming: 1991 - Part II
- Stars On Top - Christmas Tree! Alex Jones MoneyBomb! Texaco, and More!
- Christmas Time is Here! Decisions, decisions, decisions.