Three months from 9/23!
Today is June 23, 2017. It is three months exactly until the Revelation 12 sign on 9/23, which is gaining more and more attention around the world from believers, debunkers, and those in between.
Yet strangely, there is also silence from prophecy camps who have been eager to jump on board other prophetic events in the past and write books, produce videos, and create sensational brands around end-times theories. It's all very interesting.
At the very least, the Sept. 23 celestial alignment is fascinating. My position is to watch and pray, to be as aware as I can, and to place my hope & trust fully in the one who created all things, including these days we live in. I love what the Daily Crow shared: "May the One who formed you in your mother’s womb and appointed your sliver of history to be at the epoch of the age grant you wisdom and knowledge as you seek out His mysteries."
A brief overview...
The sun, moon & stars, which were given for signs, seasons, days and years (Genesis 1:14)
An end-times prophecy (Rev. 12) is being fulfilled through a celestial alignment of the sun, moon, stars & wandering stars (planets). While this *exact alignment* has never been seen before, an incredibly similar one (different only by one planet) appears in 3914 BC which some of us believe is around the time of the garden of Eden and the fall of mankind.
God, who declares the end from the beginning, gave a prophecy in Genesis which states,
“[To the serpent] And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.”
To the woman He said:
“I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception;
In pain you shall bring forth children...” (Genesis 3:15-16)
Rev. 12:1 “Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. 2 Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.
3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. 4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. 5 She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. 6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.”
September 23, 2017 is when the Sept. 12 sign of the woman, sun, moon, stars & birth occurs
This prophetic alignment also occurs during the Feast of Trumpets. This invites an exciting & curious speculation. Revelation 12:5 describes a Child caught up to God and to his throne. This type of "catching up" is also spoken of by the apostle Paul: "Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord." (1 Thess. 4:17) "...in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." (1 Cor. 15:52)
Teacher Scottie Clarke of ERF Ministries explains that at the feast of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit descended upon the believers (Acts 2:1-4) the Church was conceived, just as Yeshua was conceived when the Spirit came upon Mary. (Luke 1:31-37) During this age of the Church, the body of Christ is essentially "in utero" and will corporately be born again (again = "from above") in the Spirit (John 3:3-8...note that verse 7 describes a plural, or collective, "you") through the catching away described by Paul (1 Thess. 4:17) and John (Rev. 12:5).
Paul also mentions the last trumpet, which leads us back to the Feast of Trumpets which happens to accompany the Revelation 12 celestial alignment this particular September. The first four feasts have been fulfilled through Christ: Passover (his crucifixion), Unleavened Bread (his burial), Firstfruits (his resurrection) and Pentecost (the Spirit given to the church). The remaining feasts (Trumpets, Atonement & Tabernacles) have yet to be fulfilled.
Edit: Just because I share things about the rapture and the celestial alignment is not me "predicting" that there will be a rapture on September 23. The alignment seems to fulfill a prophecy in Revelation, and many have joined me in the urgency that the time is short. Someone used the analogy of an "exit sign" on the highway...when you are driving down the road and see an exit sign, you know that your turn or your destination is near. As a believer, I do get excited & eager knowing that my redemption is near. This is not unbiblical. I do not place my hope in signs. And as I've said before, I could be wrong. My hope and faith are in Yeshua. Thank you for understanding!
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I find this humorously appropriate. I received an email this morning, June 23, 2017 with this headline. Yes! :)
"Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man." Luke 21:36
It probably goes without saying, but as with anything I write or share from other sources, please don't take my word for these things or even their words. (I also may not agree with everything they teach or say.) Please prayerfully seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit and scripture as you read and listen.