Christian Churches of God

No. 38A




Signs in the Heavens: Part I


(Edition 2.5 20080503-20131204-20150621-20160929)


Many people assume that the Signs associated with the Coming of the Messiah and the Biblical Restoration of Israel are all a result of tragedy and war. Whilst war is associated with them, some of these signs are in fact specific movements of the planetary bodies delineating the time sequence according to the Ancient Temple Calendar.






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Signs in the Heavens: Part I


Most people will be aware that we have placed the period of the Last Days and the Coming of the Messiah over the last 21 years of the 120th Jubilee, which covered the last three Sabbath Cycles beginning in the twenty-ninth year, which was the first year of the Fifth Sabbath Cycle of the 120th Jubilee. The preparation of the Sanctification cycle and the Restoration of the Planet began in that year.


We have dealt with the Wars of the End and the requirement for the Messiah to be here to subjugate the Earth in accordance with prophecy. The Seven-year period of the subjugation of the planet must be finished prior to the commencement of the Jubilee Year from Atonement in 2026 and its end in 2027 and the commencement of the New or Jubilee of Jubilees from the Restorations of Ezra and Nehemiah in 2028 (see the papers Reading the Law with Ezra and Nehemiah (No. 250) and The Fall of Jericho (No. 142)).


It thus becomes obvious that the Witnesses and Christ have to be here, at the very latest, from 2019 and perhaps even the year earlier in 2018 due to the treble harvest requirements in 2025.


We know for a fact that the Bible tells us that the two Witnesses will stand in Jerusalem for 1260 days and then be killed and lie in the streets for three days and then be resurrected (see the paper The Witnesses (including the Two Witnesses) (No. 135)). We also expect the conversion of Judah and the remnant of Levi prior to Messiah’s subjugation of the planet.


We know that the Wars of the End have already started from the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, as we foretold in the paper The Last Thirty Years: the Final Struggle (No. 219). In the audio, it is clearly stated that the wars would start in 2001. The Times of the Gentiles ended in 1996 (see also the paper The Fall of Egypt (No. 36)). The Last Thirty Years began in 1997. This sequence was marked by eclipses. There was a total eclipse of the moon at Passover and Tabernacles in the anniversary year of 1996. Then in 1997 there was a partial eclipse of the moon at Passover and a total eclipse at Tabernacles. In 1997, there was also a total eclipse of the sun on 1 Abib or Nisan and a partial eclipse of the sun on 1 Tishri. These sequential eclipses are not coincidences. They also work to the Temple Calendar according to the conjunction and not the Hillel Calendar from the Babylonians (see also Distortion of God’s Calendar in Judah (No. 195B)). There is a complete time-cycle between 1997 and 2015. The cycles in this period are marked by these eclipses. This time-cycle and the following period will be the most dramatic in the history of the world. The next period is the twelve years to the Jubilee return of the nations. This is the completion of the Second Exodus of Isaiah chapter 66.


The demons themselves, and their sun system, have placed 2012 as the last year of their system and authority, and the New Cycle commences from this date. We know that their system has to end because the coming of the Witnesses, with the senior witness Elijah, sees him Restore all Things which means, among other things, he has to restore the nexus of the Law which Satan had broken at the close of Eden at the beginning of the First Jubilee 120 Jubilees ago, in 3974 BCE.


2012 is the Sabbath Year of this fifth cycle. In that year the Law of God had to be read again for the third time prior to execution of judgment on this system.


War has already started and the Beast system has to grow stronger and take over the World’s systems of Government under what they call the New World Order. This system continues now under Satan and his followers on the Earth from 2012 when the Law of God is read and explained and implemented for the Third time. The False Prophet and the Antichrist will continue to develop from now until the coming of the Messiah.


There are two readings from Scripture that have caused some speculation and may give us some light on the matters as to the timing.


The prophet Joel states, "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come." (Joel 2:31)


The Gospel of Matthew records Christ as saying, "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light ... 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." (Mat. 24:29-30)


Thus we can deduce that there will be an astronomic event that might range from a catastrophe to periodic cycles.


There is a phenomenon of period cycles where four periodic cycles of eclipses, known as a tetrad, occur.  In fact, they will occur six times in the twenty-first century. What is of significance, however, is that the only times they are coincidental with the Holy Days and Feasts of God when we expect the prophetic sequence to occur concerning the Messiah and these Bible prophecies, is in 2014 to 2015, with the significant timing in 2015, as we will see below. In 2034, on April 3 there is a penumbra at the Passover period and a partial eclipse on 28 September 2034. This year is the First Sabbath Year and the first Reading of the Law in the Millennium.


These eclipses of the sun and the moon will be seen to occur on the New Moon of the New Year and on the third New Moon prior to Pentecost and during the Passover at the end of the Passover sequence on the First Day of Unleavened Bread in accordance with the Temple Calendar.


Some who have observed these phenomena have tried to link them to the Hillel sequence to get it on the Passover in one year but miss the significance of the many other important days involved. One such article was written by Joe Kovacs at World Net Daily on April 30 2008.


Unless we are aware of the difference between the Ancient Temple system and the modern Hillel Calendar of the Jews we would not pick the full significance and make assumptions concerning other matters. Like all things spiritual we don’t get the understanding until we do what God reveals to us. Obey God first, and then He will establish our thoughts.


The last time this series of eclipses occurred was also of significance to the Jews in Israel and marked the 1967 war and the unification of Jerusalem from that year, involving Passover of 1968. That was 9.5 years before the Jubilee commenced in Atonement 1977. It was the sixth year of the Sabbath Cycle, and Jerusalem was in Israeli hands for the Sabbath year one cycle before the Reading of the Law. Of course Judah did not keep the Sabbaths or the Reading of the Law but that is irrelevant to the Restoration and they will do as they are told over this sequence. An eclipse of the Moon is always red for those who would make much of the colour.


The significance of the tetrads has been noticed as reported in the article. The same tetrad of blood-red moons occurred after Israel became a nation in 1948 and it happened in the First and Seventh months in 1949 and 1950.


In 2015, total solar eclipses also occur on the New Year on 20 March 2015 and a total lunar eclipse on 4 April 2015, which is the day after the First Holy Day beginning the Feast of Unleavened Bread.


There is a partial solar eclipse on the Day of Trumpets on Sunday, 13 September 2015. On Sunday, 27 September, on the First Holy Day of the Feast of Tabernacles, there is a total Lunar Eclipse.


It is also of significance that there were no astronomical tetrads in the 1600s to the twentieth century. The tetrads in the 1500s were not on any Feasts of the Sacred Calendar. God gave the signs on the Restoration.


The distinction between the Ancient Temple Calendar and the Hillel Calendar is of significance in examining these matters. The Ancient Calendar places all these matters in their true perspective. The Hillel does not do so. Those following that calendar in the Churches of God do not understand either.


Trinitarian Christians are mixed in their receptions. The conclusions are obvious. The Signs in the Heavens coincide with what the Apostles say about the general sequence of activities. It is in accordance with the Ancient Temple Calendar and these Trinitarians keeping Pagan festivals will get their first taste of the distinction and the eradication of their false and pagan systems. From then on it really gets hot. They will suffer under the Witnesses for their disobedience and finally kill them, but by this time it is all over and they will obey or die.


Kovacs’ report on Blitz’s theory would have been helped a lot if he and Blitz had understood the significance of the Ancient Temple Calendar and what is happening over the period. Their critics might have had less to say. Some such as Hal Lindsay commented without even reading the article.


The quote of Christ which said: "ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh" (Mat. 25:13) is used to say we cannot determine when Christ comes. Also, "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only" (Mat. 24:36). God is in the process of telling them now.


The assertion that the festivals were determined by observation is false. The Conjunction determines the months and festivals and these key points fall on the conjunctions of the First and Seventh months. Punishment will be meted out to those following false calendars and that includes those following the Hillel Calendar also.


It is written that God does nothing unless He warns the people through His servants the prophets beforehand.


We have told the sequence of the prophets for many years and we will continue to do so.


The wise virgins continue to be prepared and the Church of God warns the Nations that Christ is coming and besiegers (watchers come from a distant land (Jer. 4:15)).

The Table of the eclipses is listed below. Following that is the Ancient Temple Calendar as published by CCG and then the Hillel Calendar, which shows the problems involved and why they only have half the story.


The Signs in the Heavens will entail more than this sequence of the eclipses and we will examine the others aspects in further detail.



Appendix to Signs in the Heavens



Eclipse Type

Zodiac Position


Saros Number




Total Lunar Eclipse




Annular Solar Eclipse




Total Lunar Eclipse




Partial Solar Eclipse





Total Solar Eclipse




Total Lunar Eclipse




Partial Solar Eclipse




Total Lunar Eclipse









NM/NY 2014 Jerusalem 30/3/14

Kept on 31/3/14



Lord’s Supper

13 Apr 2014   



14 Apr 14 – 20 Apr 14

15 Apr – 21 Apr


8 June 14        

3/4 June                      


24 Sep14

25/26 Sept


3 Oct 14

4 Oct


8 Oct 14 – 15 Oct 14 

9-16 Oct

NM/NY 2015 20 Mar 15



Lord’s Supper

2 Apr 2015



3 Apr 15 – 9 Apr 15   

4 Apr 15 – 10 Apr


24 May 15      

24 May


13 Sep15        

14/15 Sept


22 Sep15

23 Sept


27 Sep15 – 4 Oct 15  

28 Sept – 5 Oct