Revelation 12 Woman: 2017 Mid-Tribulation Sign!
The Woman Clothed with the Sun, with the Moon under Her feet, giving birth!
When studying this topic, I am amazed on how the enemy has blinded this current generation from seeking the signs that the Creator has declared would be displayed in the heavens. A sign is meant to offer guidance or to act as a warning much like one would observe a Do Not Enter sign while driving. That sign is there to help us and to give us clarity for the purpose of the preservation of life. In much the same way, the Bible makes it clear “Signs” would be visible in the heavens and this is what we see in September 2017.
As discussed in the past chapters, the heavenly host of stars are there partially for signs as a distinguished mark and/or a warning sign. Additionally, they are for specific Appointed Times or Appointed Feast as is their correct translation.
We see other references to the stars or constellations that can be found in the Book of Job 38: 31-32, “Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loose the belt of Orion? Can you bring out Mazzaroth in its season? Or can you guide the Great Bear with its cubs? Do you know the ordinances of the heavens?” The Hebrew word Mazzaroth is in direct reference to “the 12 signs of the Zodiac and their 36 associated constellations” according to the definition by Strong’s concordance H42216 of that word. The word for season as in “Mazzaroth in its season” is not Mow’ed, but rather “eth” that is in reference to the solar seasons such as spring, summer, winter and fall. It is clear that the Creator is identifying the constellations in this passage.
The Mazzaroth goes back since the beginning of man and tells a story within these twelve constellations that speaks of Israel and the coming of their Messiah as a humble servant and then as a conquering king. The enemy has turned this amazing story of the Messiah coming to redeem mankind into what is known today as the Zodiac that is filled with witchcraft and the occult. And, it is for this reason that Christians stray away from this topic not realizing that the enemy has hijacked the story of the Messiah that has been written in the stars, and now is seen as a taboo and something we shouldn’t dare study nor are we encouraged to do so.
When you realize that this has been the plan of the enemy, as I have, then you will begin to search out what he doesn’t want you to discover. This discovery as I came to realize has more to do with the timing of the Messiah’s return. It is this timing that the enemy wants to blind you from and he has done a good job even in changing our perception.
A Virgin, Clothed with the Sun & a Garland of 12 Stars!
Since my focus is on the Messiah’s second return, I would like to focus on just two of these constellations, that being the Virgin (Bethula in Hebrew) known today as Virgo and the Lion from the tribe of Judah (Ariel in Hebrew) known today as Leo. It were these two constellations that the Maggi were looking at as a sign of Messiah’s first coming as a humble servant to be born from a virgin as is hinted in the ancient writings of the book of Isaiah 7:14,
“Therefore יהוה Himself gives you a sign: Look, the maiden conceives and gives birth to a Son, and shall call His Name Immanu’ĕl.”
This along with the prophetic words from Genesis regarding a future King,
“Judah is a lion’s whelp; From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He bows down, he lies down as a lion; And as a lion, who shall rouse him? The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor a lawgiver from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes; And to Him shall be the obedience of the people.” (Genesis 49:9-10)
The writings of the Prophets gave the Maggi an indication or a sign when the Messiah would arrive the first time and possibly the second time as you will discover.
There is a very interesting documentary/movie, The Star of Bethlehem that was directed by Stephen McEveety (The Passion of the Christ) and presenter Rick Larson that accurately identifies the signs of what the Maggi were looking for as a confirmation in order to make their long trip from the East to worship and give gifts to the newly born King of the World. In this documentary, they highlight the constellation Virgo and Leo and one very interesting “roaming star” known today as the planet Jupiter (Ha Tzaldiq in Hebrew).
To the ancients, the planets within our solar system were known as roaming stars because of their appearance as stars. These roaming stars were used as signs specifically when they interacted within the constellations from our perspective on Earth. According to the documentary, it was Jupiter, the King Planet, that “triple crowned” Regulus, the King Star, that initiated the Maggi’s long journey. Regulus is situated right at the heart of the Lion (Leo) and is attributed to Kingship, power and ruler-ship in many cultures. In Arabic, it means, the Heart of the Lion, whereas to the Babylonians it was called Sharru that meant The King, with a deeper meaning of The star that stands in the breast of the Lion: the King.
As indicated, Jupiter is known as the King Planet not only to the ancients but also in our current age. It is known as the king planet primarily because it is the largest planet within our solar system, hence the name Jupiter after the pagan god of Jupiter. Jupiter is a gas giant king that would be able to hold over 1,000 earths. Jupiter is also unique in that it orbits around the sun every 11.83 years or roughly 12 years and its orbital path is at such distance from earth that it takes on retrograde motion. From earth, the phenomena of retrograde motion as it applies to Jupiter takes on an unusual almost impossible path where it appears to stop its course and move backward, stop again and then begin to move forward once again. This can be observed by viewing this phenomena be using an Open Source software known as Stellarium, which can be downloaded for free. I have done this and have noticed Jupiter’s remarkable movements through the constellations. What is remarkable about this software is the ability to go back thousands of years and forward thousands of years into the future in order to observe the signs in the heavens. I have done so and I was able to document how the King Planet, Jupiter, made its way towards the constellation of Leo, known to the ancients as the Lion of Judah within the Mazzaroth.
Jupiter – The Roaming KING Planet!
What is interesting is that the Constellation Leo sits above the Constellation Virgo otherwise known as the Virgin. As the sun journeys across the sky over a one year period of time, it will pierce all twelve constellations within the Mazzaroth. Right around the month of August, the sun will appear to go through the Constellation Leo and then will make its approach to the Constellation Virgo right around the month of September followed by the moon that will make her appearance towards the feet of Virgo. Since Lion sits above the Virgin’s head, it can be said that Leo crowns the head of the Virgin. This becomes very interesting once one realizes that the Constellation Leo is represented by just nine stars.
What becomes very interesting is when the King Planet, Jupiter, interacts within these two constellations especially Regulus, the King Star that is located on the right paw of the Lion within the constellation of the Lion of Judah. Regulus is one of the largest stars ever discovered and it is for this reason it is known as the King Star especially to the ancient astronomers and wise men of Babylon. It was the Prophet Daniel who was promoted as the administrator over all of the wise men of Babylon,
“Then the king promoted Daniel and gave him many great gifts; and he made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief administrator over all the wise men of Babylon” (Daniel 2:48).
The Creator gave Daniel his position as head of the Chaldeans and wise men in order to bring clarity to the Maggi and to us today. Undoubtedly Daniel left instructions to future generations such as the Maggi who were well aware of the timing of the Messiah being born of a virgin. As recorded in Daniel 9:25,
“Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command To restore and build Jerusalem Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; The street shall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times.”
The Maggi had a really good idea when the Messiah was to be born. They understood that from the command to restore Jerusalem, there would be 49 years (7 weeks) and 434 years (62 weeks) for a total of 483 years. As discussed, because of the 360-day cycle, the solar years amounted to 476 years. Regardless of the actual year, the time frame was what they needed and they also knew what sign to look for, that sign being the Virgin giving birth to the King.
“Therefore יהוה Himself gives you a sign: Look, the maiden conceives and gives birth to a Son, and shall call His Name Immanu’ĕl.” (Isaiah 7:14)
Once every 11.83 years, the King Planet, Jupiter, crosses the birth canal of the constellation of the Virgin while the Constellation of the Lion of Judah is crowning her head. Again, this happens ONLY ONCE every 11.83 years. One year prior to this event, Jupiter can be seen crowning or crossing over Regulus, the king star in the Constellation of the Lion of Judah. This becomes a phenomenon, when from our perspective on earth, Jupiter triple crowns Regulus because of retrograde motion. It was this triple crowning that the Maggi were looking for in order to begin their long journey towards the West, knowing that the King would be born from the Virgin in both a celestial sense and a physical sense of the word as a double prophetic fulfillment. We see a reference to Jupiter as recorded in Matt 2:6,
“Then Herodes, having called the Magi secretly, learned exactly from them what time the star appeared.”
The implication here is that the star was a roaming star since all other stars are fixed in space.
While researching this topic on Stellarium one night, I went back an additional 2 sets of 12 year cycles to the years 14 to 13 BCE and to 26 to 25 BCE. What I noticed was that these two sets of years displayed the same type of patterns with regard to Jupiter triple crowning Regulus. The events that transpired in November 26 BCE to June 25 BCE were so profound that I knew this sign got the Maggi’s attention. What I noticed was an amazing display of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn taking retrograde motion around Regulus that would have been a sign as a type of first witness. The second witness would have taken place in 14 to 13 BCE with the grand finale of Messiah’s birth happening 3 to 2 BCE with the triple crowning of Regulus by Jupiter.
The Crowning with 12 Stars – Nine fixed with three Roaming!
It’s the crowning of the 12 stars that makes this an extremely rare event and truly a Great Sign as described by the Apostle John! As discussed, the Constellation Leo is made up of nine stars and as such always has nine stars. What would make this prophecy a fulfillment would be to witness Jupiter being born across the virgin’s celestial birth canal while being crowned with 12 stars. So where would the other stars come from? If we consider that the 9 planets that make up our solar system were roaming stars, much like Jupiter, then we can see that this Sign would be fulfilled if just 3 of these 9 stars were within the constellation of Leo. This is truly a rare event especially when Jupiter is being born that can only happen approximately once every 12 years. I proved this to myself one night by painstakingly going year by year back in time while using the Stellarium program. My process for this was to highlight Jupiter in a flashing red and to make the Constellation Virgo the default frame of reference by setting the date to September time frame within the software. I then advanced the years one by one until I witnessed Jupiter born in that time frame. Virgo needed to be clothed with the sun, with the moon moving towards her feet on or near Yom Teruah when the moon can be seen taking on light from the sun or the crescent within the software. What I discovered was simply amazing!
What I discovered is that this sign was last seen 3,865 years ago. To be precise it was in the year 1,850 BCE or right around the time of Abraham. Based upon my research, I knew that this sign was indeed rare.
2017 Mid-Tribulation Sign
This Sign is a Warning Sign! Pay Attention!
1And a great sign was seen in the heaven: a woman clad with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
2And being pregnant, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.
5And she bore a male child who was to shepherd all nations with a rod of iron. And her child was caught away to Elohim and to His throne. Revelation 12:1-2,5 (ISR98)
With this sign last seen 3,865 years ago, we know that it is no coincidence that the appearance of the same sign will happen on Yom Teruah 2017. What will be different from the sign in 1,850 BCE is that this time, ALL OF THE STARS ARE GOING TO LINE UP! See the image above for this confirmation. The reason that it is a Mid-Tribulation Sign is the fact that it is found in the 12th chapter of the book of Revelation. This chapter is mid point of the 22 chapters that are in the Book of Revelation. This book is in chronological order of events. We read in the 6th chapter of Revelation all about the 7 Seals and 7 Trumpets of Judgement. Just within this chapter describes a huge reduction of life on this planet.
• 12 “Stars” Crowning Her Head ( 9 literal stars + 3 “roaming stars” )
• Jupiter Being Born or Born
• It must happen on Yom Teruah
One of the most amazing things to me is that prior to Jupiter (The King roaming “Star”) being born, Jupiter is in the womb of The Virgin (Mary) for exactly 9 1/2 months due to Jupiter’s retrograde motion. Watch this video. It is Amazing!
Scott Clark does a great job describing the Revelation 12 Woman. He has a unique approach on getting the point across.
This event is a WARNING by The Creator!!! He is trying to get our Attention!