Christian Churches of God
The Heavenly Signs of the Sixth Seal in Context
(Edition 1.0 20120801-20120801)
This paper is Part II of the Heavenly Signs and puts them in context with the prophecies and Warnings of the Last Days pointing to the coming of the Messiah.
The Heavenly Signs of the Sixth Seal in Context
In Part I (see paper The Heavenly Signs: Part I (No. 38A)) we saw the phenomenon of the tetrads and the placement of the lunar and solar eclipses on the Holy Days in this next cycle leading up to the next Reading of the Law in 2019 and their context in relation to the possible coming of the Messiah. †††
It shows some interesting facts and the conclusion to be drawn indicates that the signs are being placed in relation to the conjunction of the Moon which is the major Heavenly Sign that was placed there for the determination of Godís Calendar which was used as the Temple Calendar until the Temple was destroyed for the last time in the history of Ancient Israel at Jerusalem, and the Temple at Heliopolis in Egypt was closed by order of Vespasian before the Passover of 71 CE.†
Godís Calendar was kept by the Churches of God from this time onwards in accordance with the Temple Calendar. They were not fooled by the later Jewish heresy as they had been keeping the Temple Calendar for 331 years before that time. The Jews had not produced the Hillel Calendar until Rabbi Hillel II was given the false calendar by two Babylonian rabbis in 344 CE and it was modified to accommodate the Jewish traditions, and released and modified further from 358 CE to the 12th century. The rabbis acknowledge that the Hillel Calendar is incorrect but argue that it will have to wait until Messiah to be fixed. That is an unacceptable position as God is not the author of confusion.
This false calendar was never kept by the Churches of God until apostasy occurred within them such as in the 18th-19th centuries in Transylvania and the 20th century in the USA and from there in Jerusalem and Nigeria (see the papers Godís Calendar (No. 156); The Calendar and the Moon: Postponements or Festivals? (No. 195) and Distortion of Godís Calendar in Judah (No. 195B)).†††††††††††††††††††††††††
The Timetable of the last days was shown from the prophecies of Daniel and also concerning the Fall of Egypt.
We know that Danielís prophecies commenced regarding the empires of Babylon and the statue of Daniel chapter 2 where the empires were of the head of gold of Babylon commenced with Nebuchadnezzar who was the head of gold. He commenced to reign from the Battle of Carchemish in 605 BCE. The empires were Babylon from 605 BCE with the two arms of 40 years concerning the rule over Egypt from 605 to independence of Egypt in 565 BCE and the Invasion of Cambyses in 525 BCE.† This sequence was the Prophecy of Pharaohís Broken Arms which is listed in the series on the The Fall of Egypt (No. 36) and Fall of Egypt Part II: The Wars of the End (No. 36_2).
The seven times of the empire of the Babylonians went from the period of 605-525 BCE over 2520 years to 1916-1996 CE to the end of the Time of the Nations.† 1997 was the commencement of the New World Order and the Empire of the Beast as it led up to world domination and then to total destruction at the return of the Messiah and the Millennial Kingdom of God at the Jubilee of† 2027.
The subsequent kingdoms also were keys in the timetable.
The Kingdom of the Medes and Persians extended from the reign of Cyrus. The command to restore the Temple came from Cyrus but the restoration was stopped under Cyrus Macrocheir called Artaxerxes I by the Greeks.† Construction was stopped until the reign of Darius II the Persian in his second year and the provisioning decree of the Temple was given by Artaxerxes II as we see from the prophecy in Daniel chapter 9.† Nehemiah was the First anointed one that was sent to establish the Temple at the end of seven weeks of years. This prophecy and the false translation in the KJV of Daniel 9:25 are explained in the paper The Sign of Jonah and the History of the Reconstruction of the Temple (No. 13).
The Empire of the He-goat of the Greeks that destroyed the Empire of the Ram of the Persians as prophesied in Daniel 8:5-8 (and also in Daniel chapter 11) was that of Alexander the Great. He and Ezra the priest died in the same year of 323 BCE.†
The empire of the He-goat was that of the Greeks and the torso of Bronze. They passed to the Romans with the empire of the Legs of Iron. The next empires were to be of the Feet of Iron and Clay which became the Holy Roman Empire that lasted from 590 CE to 1850. The Empire was closed and the preparation began for the Wars of the End that were to commence with WWI. That Empire would be followed by a World Empire that was made of the Ten Toes of Iron and Clay that would constitute the World Empire of the Last Days and which would be destroyed by Christ at his return as the stone uncut by human hands that would strike the statue of the false system on its feet at the toes and topple it forever.
The river where the Goat attacked the Ram of the Persians was the Granicus River and from that battle the prophecy of 2300 evenings and mornings on a year for a day basis took us into the 20th century to 1967. The battles of that time also extend the time frame with the Times of the End (see the paper Outline Timetable of the Age (No. 272)).
The first 40 years of the First arm went from the preparation periods from 1912-1914-16. In 1916 the Great Battle of the Somme in the west of Europe and the battles of the east began the Wars of the End. The 40 years went from 1916 to the independence of Egypt from 1953-1956 and the Suez crisis. From that time Egypt and the Muslim system assumed the position of the King of the South of Daniel chapter 11.
In 1917 Palestine was retaken from the Ottoman Empire by the Commonwealth forces and the Balfour Declaration for Palestine saw the Jewish homeland declared.
In 1947 Israel moved to independence and fought its first war of independence to 1948.
As we saw in Part I the Heavenly Signs of the Sixth Seal began to occur from this time.
The significance of the tetrads has been noticed as reported in the article mentioned in Part I. 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.
The last time this series of eclipses occurred was also of significance to the Jews in Israel. The signs marked the 1967 war and the unification of Jerusalem from that year, involving Passover of 1968. That time 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 and the Jubilee of 1977. 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.
Ten years from the Jubilee of 1977 in the Third year of the Second cycle of the 120th Jubilee the measuring of the Temple of God began for the Last Days. This aspect was covered in the paper Measuring the Temple (No. 137).
God always brings about change in the Third year of a Sabbath cycle in order that the laws can still be kept in spite of the difficult changes.
In 1993-4 the Churches of God were dispersed and the lampstand was established in 1994 to prepare the Warning of the Last Days prophesied by Jeremiah 4:15 (see the paper Warning of the Last Days (No. 44)).
The period from 1967 to 1997 was what is understood as the Mourning for Aaron which preceded the prophetic time period of the Mourning for Moses which was the Last Thirty years from 1997 to 2027 (see also the paper The Last Thirty Years: The Final Struggle (No. 219)).
The period of the forty years in the wilderness was to prefigure the last Forty Jubilees of the church in the wilderness and the two thirty-day periods, and the move into Canaan was to symbolise the last sixty years of the Forty Jubilees.
Jerusalem was given back into the hands of Judah in 1967 in order to prepare them for the coming of the Messiah and to prepare for their conversion.† This aspect is dealt with in the paper Advent of the Messiah Part I (No. 210A).
In 1997 the New World Order (NWO) began to implement the Final Phase of the Empire of the Beast.† See the paper World War III Part 1: The Empire of the Beast (No. 299A).
The final religious system began to be restored for the empire. See the paper WWIII Part II: The Whore and the Beast (No. 299B).
In 1998 the Reading of the Law of God in the Sabbath Years was re-established. This also occurred in 2005 and in 2012.
From 2001 the Wars of the End began.
The sequence of the Sanctification over the last twenty-one year/days began from 2006.
The next sequence involves the next of the Heavenly Signs.
From 2006 the world financial system was set up for collapse so that it fell into the hands of the NWO in what is now known as the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). The collapse of the financial order was organised so that the European system was forced into radical reorganisation so that the system could be completely taken over into 2013.† The NWO moves into the ten satrapies of the empire of ten toes. These are ten supranational financial systems run by bureaucracies.
The Middle East is reorganised by revolution from 2011 to 2012. The Wars of the End are set up so that the Final Phases of the Wars of the Kings of the North and South are set up and brought to a finale from 2013, and the King of the North occupies from the sea at Gaza to Jerusalem, and the final phase of their occupations is 42 months.
From 2012-2013 the Wars of the Antichrist continue in the final phases of WWIII.† Occupation of the Middle East is undertaken (Dan. 11:40-43). However, it is broken by the news from the East and North of Daniel 11:44. This extermination of a great many will occur and will be in conjunction with the sequences that we see from the beginnings of the wars of the Fifth and Sixth Trumpets.
A third of mankind will be destroyed by these wars. When these wars are undertaken the heavenly signs foretold by the prophet Joel will commence to be undertaken in the wars.
Prior to Messiah the great earthquakes will commence.† These will cause fire and smoke and also the flow of the lava and movement will cause the red algal blooms.
The increase of the Signs will steadily make it obvious that Christ is imminent.† Christ has to be here prior to the Treble Harvest year of 2025 at the very latest.
The inherent prophecy regarding Christís approach to Joshua at Jericho indicates the battles of Megiddo and follow on and form part of the War of Hamon-Gog (see the paper War of Hamon-Gog (No. 294)).† The seven days at Jericho indicate that Christ should be here at least seven years from the Jubilee and thus by 2019 for the Sabbath and perhaps by 2018 to complete the prophecies (see the paper The Fall of Jericho (No. 142)).
Some important Heavenly Signs occur prior to 2018 and may help identify the time frames. These eclipses occur according to the Temple Calendar in relation to the Conjunction.
In 2014 there is a total eclipse of the moon in the Feast of the Passover as we saw from Part I.† There is also a total lunar eclipse on the First Holy Day of Tabernacles.
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 2015 on the First Holy Day of the Feast of Tabernacles, there is a total lunar eclipse.
On 9 March 2016 on 1 Abib there is a lunar eclipse. On March 23 at Passover there is a solar eclipse. On 1 September 2016 at Trumpets there is a lunar eclipse. On 16 September 2016 there is an eclipse of the sun on the second day of Tabernacles.
On 11 February 2017 there is an eclipse of the sun on the 15th day of Adar 1 which is the date of Purim. On 26 February 2017 there is an eclipse of the sun on the New Moon of Adar 2. On the Full Moon of Ab on 7 August 2017 there is an eclipse of the sun.† On the evening of 21 August there is an eclipse of the moon beginning the New Moon of Elul, the Sixth Month, which marks the period of the last ascent of Moses (see the paper The Ascents of Moses (No. 70)).†
Thus eclipses of the sun and moon occur on significant dates of the Temple Calendar from 2014-2017 and more so than any other period in modern history.
As we noted, it is 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.† So the heavens were silent in relation to the faith for centuries and then in the very days that were of significance to prophecy in relation to the 2300 evenings and mornings and the prophecies of Daniel and Ezekiel the tetrads commenced to occur.
The Heavenly Signs will continue over the ensuing earthquakes to 2025. We have discussed the known Signs in the Heavens to 2017. There will be other signs continue on through to the coming of the Messiah. As we stated we expect him prior to the Jubilee of 2027. Let us watch and wait and pray for his coming.
We will now deal with the developments of WWIII and the rest of the timeframe.