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The Revelation 12 Sign

16th July 2017, mgh

 

2) Signs in the Stars

We are hearing much of the Revelation 12 sign in the stars and planets, and there must be a reason for it.

When we hear of a sign in the stars, we go back to the Bible to ask about stars.

It is quite clear that the star over Bethlehem is a special creation. If any find it in routine movements we would be surprised! See how it behaves. First they see in the the East, then after a long journey,

When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. (Mat 2:9)

This standing still is scientifically inexplicable, disobeying laws of motion. But look in Luke's account we have another reference in the witness of Shepherds in the same locality, who saw a very bright light!

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. (Luke 2:9)

Think on it a great star comes down over Bethelehem and nobody sees it? Yes they did, those shepherds saw a blinding great light too!

The miracle star signfiying a Great King's birth

Why was a star chosen? Don't we today use the word 'star' to mean a great person? A movie star a political star. But the greatest ever king born was the man Y'shua (Jesus). It was written of him from the prophecy of Balaam,

I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth. (Num 24:17)

See how 'star' is equated with 'sceptre', therefore star is equaked with a king's rule.

The Apostle John speaks of the light of the word, but Peter speaks of Y'shua as a 'day star'.

We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: (2 Peter 1:19)

The book of Revelation also speaks of the servants of Christ of Thyatra,

And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star. (Rev 2:26-28)

Again see how their rule is equated to the morning or day star, also see how this is the gift received by Christ from his Father. This is further picked up by Y'shua,

I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the congrgations. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. (Rev 22:16)

David was Yahweh's king, and this kingship is likened to the great star of the night sky. Thus the special sign at his birth is to point to events. Just as in the night sky, where the morning star lights up the heavens and rises high, so shall the rule of this king be in the political heavens. As yet he is a king in waiting, but soon he will be revealed in glory.

Other Stars

The symbol of the star is not just used of the great son of David out of Jacob. but also of a few others. Atilla the Hun was great in the political high places of power. He is a great star even today, where many know his name!

And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter. (Rev 8:10-11)

Wormwood is 'Apsinthos' or 'calamity'. Atilla's Huns were a great calamity on 1/3 of the Roman Empire, especially those those living on the mountains of the emipire and along the rivers of modern Germany.

Then we have another star, who also has a name, and he is an ever greater star than the infamous Atilla's Huns,

And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.(Rev 9:1) And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. (Rev 9:11)

See again how the star is the king. The star of Atilla only has a Greek name, as only the Greek speaking Romans named him, but this star has a Hebrew name as he affected the Jews as his area of activity was first from out of the lowest part of the earth the Dead Sea, where Mahomet's destroying jihad affected Jews, then secondly to the Roman Greek speaking world.

The last star we speak of is the first great world power, that of the king of Babylon

That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased! (Isa 14:4)How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer ( Day star - from 'luci' for light), son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! (Isa 14:12)

We see again the king is liknened the morning star. The symbol of the star in the Bible is not asking us to look at the stars for signs but rather we are to compare the role of a person in politics in the high places of power to the role of the star in heaven.

In looking out and stargazing we might miss what the God of the Bible is doing on earth. So what might we take note of as to the names of the stars in the political heavens?

You can't make it up! There are 5 great stars of 5 great nations in order,

The Angel marks the way in the path of the great ruler (or prince of peace), the Ruler of the world's Trumpet blast for the Harvest Major of Emmanuel unto everlasting.

For the article on the leaders' names.



Yet if we go back to what the sign of Revelation 12 originally pointed to, the apostate religious system, we may spot something else. There is another great leader who after being reduced in power, no longer sits a widow (see Revelation 18 note verse 7) and is a 'queen'. We might also consider the name Jupiter of the planet featured in the 2017 September 23 event, and what that points to in Roman mythology and it's relationship to the Roman Church. Also why Leo, a lion, is featured.

In summary though we may be alert, at such a signifcant time as September 2017, it is only Christians who have no idea of the history of persecution for 1260 years, who could think a time of a mere 1260 days of tribulation could begin in 2017!

Revelation 12 is over , it is soon time for Revelation 16-18. The angel of the star,

After these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. (Rev 18:1,4)

For those who come out there is a reward, to shine as stars

And that time shall Michael (One like El) stand up, the great prince which stands for the children of thy (Daniel's) people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. (Daniel 12:1-3)



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