This installment is part of the work of updating Part 2 of The Sign for the Bride, one of the core studies on theopenscroll.com. You can find the study being updated here: When Will the Lawless One be Revealed? (The Sign for the Bride - Part 2).
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The crossing trails of comets Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake
The paths traced in the sky in 1996 and 1997 by the “naked eye” comets Hyakutake and Hale-Bopp intersect. My friend Bob Wadsworth (the Biblical Astronomy guy) made an important observation in 1997, that the two comets reached the point of intersection exactly one solar year apart. When the timing of their crossed paths is given a thorough examination the extraordinary dating of the 13th day of the 1st month emerges as the midpoint of their arrivals at that intersection. From ancient times, the appearance of a comet has been accepted as a bad omen. That certainly finds support in this case when the ancient meaning of the place of intersection is factored in. Long held traditions identify the nearby luminary as the most malevolent star of the heavens!
Comet Hyakutake was dubbed “The Great Comet of 1996.” Comet Hale-Bopp was dubbed, “The Great Comet of 1997,” and it was perhaps the most widely observed comet of the 20th century. Visible to the naked eye for 18 months, the rare and spectacular celestial object doubled the previous record held by the Great Comet of 1811. Just after Hale-Bopp passed perihelion (closest approach to our sun during its orbit) it arrived where Hyakutake had been exactly one year earlier. What is so notable is that this crossing of paths occurred on the very same day of the year. That's what Bob Wadsworth brought to my attention.
On the Lord's calendar, that day, April 11, represents two different dates on the Lord's calendar. When Hale-Bopp crossed the path of Hyakutake it was the 4th day of the 1st month, by my best calculations, checked and rechecked. (Since I have not found reliable documentation of the Lord's calendar going back that far, I utilized my archival collection of confirmed data to make a projection. All this fussing is based on the range of dates that the 1st month can begin, and the range of when the new moon can be sighted, which factors in the % illumination and the lagtime between sunset and moonset. It further helps to know the full moon is always on either the 13th or 14th day.) One year earlier, Hyakutake had been there, on the 22nd day of the 1st month. The 13th day emerges as the midpoint. (22-9=13 and 4+9=13) Hyakutake arrived at the point of intersection in 1996 9 days after the 13th, and Hale-Bopp arrived a year later, 9 nine days before the 13th. The fact that the paths intersected on the same exact day on the popular calendar insured this matter would garner our attention. It sticks out like a sore thumb.
These two notable “bad omen” comets crossed paths at a time and in a place that signifies the enemy of the Messiah. The general region is the constellation Perseus, which is pictured in the sky charts as you see in this image, as a man with a sword held high and the severed head of the gorgon Medusa held in his other hand. Some scholars assert that Perseus represents the Lord Jesus Christ, victorious over his enemy.
If you superimpose the charted paths of the two comets, you see that an X is formed because the paths are nearly perpendicular. The picture has the severed head of what the Greeks called Medusa appear as in the cross-hairs of a rifle scope. Bang. Right between the eyes. The Hebrew name for the head is Rosh Satan, meaning, “the head of the adversary.” Other names for it are Al Ghoul, “the evil spirit,” and Al Oneh, “the subdued.” The Beta star in Perseus is located very near to the comet's intersection in Rosh Satan. Its name is Algol, which means, “rolling round.” The Starlore Handbook says that, according to tradition, Algol is the most malevolent star of the heavens. This star is notably a variable star, cycling every 69 hours between a brightness of the fourth magnitude and the second. This is one of several variable stars with names signifying the enemies of God. The meaning of the place of the intersection of the paths of these “bad omens” is not ambiguous.
The perpendicular intersection of the two comet's paths near Algol also appears like a cross, formed between the eyes or in the forehead of Rosh Satan! That's rather familiar symbolism, isn't it? The appearance of the cross speaks of the church, with which the Beast will be identified. (1 John 2:19) The appearance of the cross on the forehead also speaks of the mark of the beast in the forehead of his followers (Revelation 13:16).
It is no stretch of the imagination to interpret the crossing of the comets' paths as a portent of the coming of the lawless one. It is a fact that the comets crossed paths in the area of the sky known in Hebrew as "Rosh Satan"- the head of Satan, where the nearest bright star has long been identified as the most malevolent star in the heavens. It is a fact that their shared times of arrival at that inauspicious place of crossing is what called it to our attention. From out of a careful consideration of the Lord's calendar what emerges is how the 13th day of the 1st month is the mean or midpoint of their arrival times. What we've learned in this study from the biblical modeling of the 13th day of the 1st month is that this one day of the year is connected with the revealing of the Antichrist, which may be linked with Algol and the head of Rosh Satan. We've been instructed about signs in the heavens, that the celestial lights are given to mark seasons and days and years. Seasons, in Genesis 1:14, is “moadim” in the Hebrew, meaning appointed times, like the Feasts are appointed times. I've already given attention to the 4/4/15 lunar eclipse, the 2nd event in the rare blood moon tetrad. I believe this comet trail crossing sign was another celestial sign and harbinger of that day. Consider the number of the span of years between when the sign of the intersection was made and the event it portends: 2015-1997=18. Note the same number of days were spanned between the comets' arrivals, because April 11, 1996 and April 11, 1997 were the 22nd and 4th days of the 1st months. 22-4=18. The number 18 is widely leveraged as a signal transformation to 666 (MOB) as 6+6+6 and to 9 (single digit MOB transformation #) as 1+8.
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More to follow, Lord willing.