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The heavens are telling the glory of God and the firmament shows his handiwork. Day unto day pours forth speech and night unto night shows knowledge.
There is no speech or knowledge where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun. Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber and rejoices as a strong man to run a race. ... there is nothing hidden from its heat.
(Psalm 19: 1-6)

The Physical and Spiritual Laws.
This is another example of the science of salvation. The same laws that govern the heavenly bodies, govern the spiritual world. Just as the laws that govern colors demonstrate the gospel, we will demonstrate how the laws that govern the heavens and the objects that are in it all show the Gospel and His divine nature.
Because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. (Romans 1: 19-20)

The Sky. (The Great Sanctuary In Time)
Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun. (Psalm 19: 4)
On a grand scale the sky represents the tabernacle or sanctuary on earth. The sanctuary teaches that God is the source of light and knowledge and hope to the world. The sky is the place where the source of light moves from one end of the sky to the other as the priest moves from the east gate to the Most Holy Place throughout the year. Every day it reveals the plan of Salvation.

» The Sky Is A Veil. The sky is a layer that is a shield for us to separate sinners from the presence of God. At the Second Coming, God will rip this layer apart and expose our world to the third heavens. Only the righteous can survive.
And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord has spoken it. (Isaiah 25: 7-8.)

» Christ Is The Veil. But the Levites shall camp around the tabernacle of the testimony, so that there will be no wrath on the congregation of the sons of Israel. (Numbers 1: 53).
As the Priest, Christ is the veil that protects us from God by standing between us and the wrath of God. At His death, the signal that this substitution was accepted was the torn veil, or His dead body. The veil stood between the church and God, between the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place. Sin no longer caused a separation between God and humans.
... The veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. And the earth shook and the rocks were split. (Matthew 27: 51)

The Sun. (The Speech In The Day)
The sun is 109 times bigger than the earth and 320,000 times heavier. It contains 99.8% of the total mass of the solar system. It is 70% hydrogen which is converted to helium and energy by nuclear fusion. This energy, in the form of dangerous gamma rays, emerges at the surface as light and heat.

Sun Christ Is The Bridegroom From The East.
The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Christ is the sun that comes in our time to run the race of the strong man and to give light and unleash the heat of the wrath of God. He comes to the outer court of the sanctuary from the east and leaves the sanctuary at the Most Holy Place in the west.
Christ is the Bridegroom ... Come here, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb. (Revelation 21: 9)
Christ Comes From the East. For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. (Matthew 24: 27)
Christ Comes as the Strongman With an Army. And I saw heaven opened, and saw, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses.
The Heat of the Sun. From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, "King Of Kings, and Lord Of Lords."
(Revelation 19: 11,14-16)

Sun The Sabbath.
God also created the cycle of the seven day week and specifically blessed the Sabbath day. It is a cycle that is not dependent on any of the laws of physics. He numbered all the days, but He only named the seventh day. This act of numbering and naming, is specifically seen whenever He sanctifies something. He names and numbers the saints. He only names the Sabbath day because He set it apart for a holy purpose. Therefore the Sabbath day can never be any one day in seven, because it was given a number and a unique name. It is the covenant day that will remind His holy people that He will give them rest.
"And it shall be from new moon to new moon and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all mankind will come to bow down before Me", says the Lord. (Isaiah 66: 23)

Sun The Shadows.
Light creates a shadow. An object in the path of a source of light will cast a shadow in the same direction on the opposite side of the object. This is also true for spiritual laws. The shadows are not the real thing but they do mimic and look like the real object. A shadow is not perfect, but it is not totally bad. Shadows give us shade, but they also reduce the light. Only the full exposure to light from directly above can remove a shadow. Two important shadows appear in spiritual time.

The Moon. (The Knowledge In The Night)
The moon reflects the light from the sun but it is only half visible. All surfaces of the moon experience day and night but we always see only one side, while the other side is always dark or hidden.

Moon The Phases Of The Moon.
The moon has several distinct physical appearances as it goes through a monthly cycle. The different phases occur because we are seeing different portions of the moon. In the lunar calendar the new moon always occurs on the first of the month, so the four distinct phases appear on very specific dates.

Since the moon represents the church, the half lit appearance of the moon represents our human nature as we reflect the light of God. We are a combination of light and dark or good and evil.
When the light of God from the sun does not shine, it is the church who must give the knowledge of God in the night.

The Eclipse.
In an eclipse, light from the sun is blocked before it reaches the earth or the moon. Symbolically, an eclipse represents anything that blocks the light of God.
Earth Total Solar eclipse Partial eclipse. Sun is partly visible behind the moon Annular eclipse. Light in the center is blocked Annular eclipse. Light on the edges is not blocked by the moon New moon Moon - first quarter Moon full Moon - fourth or last quarter Moon - total eclipse Moon - partially blocks the sun Moon - total eclipse Moon - partial eclipse 2 Moon - partial eclipse 3 Moon - partial eclipse 4 Sun - total solar eclipse Sun - annular eclipse Shadow - Penumbra Shadow of the moon - total solar eclipse Shadow - annular eclipse Sun Sunlight normally falls on the earth and moon if it is not blocked Sunlight visible around the edge of the moon Sunlight totally blocked by the moon Shadow of the earth - Umbra Orbit of the earth Annular Solar Eclipse Total Solar Eclipse Partial eclipse New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Last (Fourth) quarter Sunrise. Sun rises at this point in the counter-clockwise orbit Sunset. Sun sets at this point in the orbit Eclipse
Lunar Eclipse The earth blocks the light from the sun in the lower left
Total Solar Eclipse The moon blocks the light from the sun in the lower right
Annular Eclipse The moon blocks part of the light from the sun in the top
Synodic Month (Lunar Month). 29.53059 days (29.26 to 29.80)
Solar Month. 30.436849 days
Solar Year (Tropical). 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, 45.51 seconds (365.24219 days)

Sun Solar Eclipse. An eclipse of the sun only occurs during a new moon. This occurs when the moon comes between the earth and the sun and blocks the light coming from the sun. So that black disk that we see is actually the moon. The eclipse appears to go from west to east and casts a shadow that is less than 160 miles wide (267 km) and lasts about 8 minutes.

Symbolically, a solar eclipse occurs when the church blocks the light of God from reaching the earth. This only occurs during times of religious persecution and forced worship instigated by an apostate church.

Moon Lunar Eclipse. An eclipse of the moon only occurs during a full moon. This occurs when the earth comes between the moon and the sun and blocks the light going to the moon. The moon is completely in the shadow of the earth, and it appears to go east to west on a normal day. That is an illusion created because the earth is moving faster than the moon. Both move anti-clockwise, from west to east.

Symbolically, a lunar eclipse occurs when the earth blocks the light from the sun because the wicked blocks the church from having access to God. This is religious persecution instigated by the forces of evil. Notice that the earth itself is lightened by the glory of God but the wicked are not positively affected by it. They reject the light.

The Stars.
The stars are actually suns in distant solar systems. At these distances they cannot provide any heat. They provide a little light but their primary purpose is for guidance. Polaris, or the North Star, has been used for centuries to guide travelers. The constellations are a pattern in the sky created by a group of stars. They appear in specific parts of the heavens at different times and they can be used to determine the seasons.
Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars, the one who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, not one of them is missing. (Isaiah 40: 26)
» God Named the Stars! God numbers and names the stars. What are these names?
» Named By God He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. (Psalm 147: 4)
God also said that they would be used for signs.
» Signs From God And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years. (Genesis 1: 14)
Can we possibly tell what might have been the names given by God, or has astrology blurred the testimony?

The Guides Of The Church.
Symbolically the earth represents the wicked who need God, the sun represents God, the moon represents the church but the stars represent the prophets and apostles of the church. They are sent by God to provide guidance. The moon or the church provides guidance to show us where to go, but the stars guide us by showing us where we are in time.

Star Spiritual Guides.
A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. (Revelation 12: 1)
As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches. (Revelation 1: 20)
Then I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads. (Revelation 14: 1)
God also numbers and names His church as He numbers and names the stars. The 144,000 are best described as leaders who represent many people who will go to heaven. Just as the twelve apostles and the twelve sons of Jacob are founding fathers, the 144,000 are also great leaders.

Star Physical Guides. The Bible mentions only a few other heavenly bodies. They also show us where we are in time.
Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades, or loose the cords of Orion? Can you lead forth a constellation in its season, And guide the Bear with her satellites? Do you know the ordinances of the heavens, or fix their rule over the earth? (Job 38: 31-33)

Ancient Astronomy.
The Bible shows that people used the stars to give them advice and that this was an abomination.
Stand fast now in your spells and in your many sorceries with which you have labored from your youth; perhaps you will be able to profit, perhaps you may cause trembling. You are wearied with your many counsels; let now the astrologers, Those who prophesy by the stars, those who predict by the new moons, Stand up and save you from what will come upon you. Behold, they have become like stubble, fire burns them; They cannot deliver themselves from the power of the flame; There will be no coal to warm by Nor a fire to sit before! (Isaiah 47: 12-14)
As we hurry to condemn information about the stars because of fear of astrology, take a close look at the condemnation.
» The New Moon. He condemns those who "predict by the new moon". However, the new moon was essential to Jewish worship life and it will continue in heaven. So what occurred was a corruption of the purpose of the new moon.
» The Stars. Could a similar corruption of the knowledge about the stars have occurred? Have we lost their use as signs except in random cases of falling stars where it might be a significant event?
As we will show it is obvious that God used them as "signs" as He originally intended (Genesis 1: 14). Every day these signs speak to us consistently, just as the new moon consistently fulfills its purpose. But how?

The modern constellations were obviously not all named by God and some names appear to have adopted the names of Greek mythology. But we could probably still find their meaning as God originally intended. So we will concentrate on the objects mentioned by the Bible to find the works of God in the heavens and we will look at the evidence that exists in ancient astronomy because they may include what the ancients knew about the names and characteristics. But we still cannot guarantee that the meaning of the name is uncorrupted so that we could possibly discern the purpose or the sign they were intended to portray.

The Constellations: The Time Table And The Gospel In The Heavens.
Polaris Camelopardalis Ursa Minor Great
Cepheus Cassiopeia
. Auriga Pleiades Ursa Major . Draco (The Dragon) Hercules Draco Andromeda
Perseus Orion Lupus Lynx Boötes Serpens Ophiuchus Serpens Aquila Cygnus Pegasus Cetus
Aries Taurus Gemini . CancerLeoVirgo LibraScorpioSagittarius . CapricornAquariusPisces
CrossRam Bull Twins CrabLionVirgin ScalesScorpionArcher Goat GoatWater
Sacrifice King Spirit Wicked-Church JudgmentSecond Coming ScapegoatArmy-
Eridanus Argo Hydra Lupus-- --Cetus
Passover Shavuot Drought Yom KippurTabernacles Millennium
Planting Growing Harvest Rest
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
Arrow Vernal Equinox Arrow Summer Solstice Arrow Autumnal Equinox Arrow Winter Solstice

Star The Two Hemispheres.
Our analysis is based only on the constellations in the northern hemisphere. This is because the ancients lived in an area where the southern hemisphere could not be seen. The arrangement of both the hemispheres tell the story of life on earth and reflect some beliefs in many cultures about the structure of the earth.

Star The Zodiac.
Rest Planting
Cetus the Whale Pisces Aquarius the water bearer Capricorn Cygnus the Swan Cepheus the king Cassiopeia the queen Lacerta the lizard Pegasus Andromeda the princess Polaris the north star Ursa Minor Draco the dragon Hercules the hero Lyra the harp Serpens (tail, head) the serpent Opiuchus the serpent holder Aquila the eagle Libra the scales Scorpio the scorpion Sagittarius the archer Virgo the virgin Leo the lion Cancer the crab Corvus the crow Crater Sextans Hydra the water snake Corona Borealis Bootes the herdsman Ursa Major the great bear Coma Berenices - Berenices Crown Leo Minor Lynx the cat Canes Venataci Auriga the Charioteer Pleiades the 7 sisters Orion the hunter Perseus - the Medusa slayer Lupus Canis Major the big dog Geninii the twins Taurus the bull Aries the ram Fornax the furnace Eridanus the river Camelopardalus - The giraffe Triangle The Great Rift Milky Way Winter Constellations Spring Constellations Summer Constellations Autumn Constellations Constellations
Harvest Farming and Growing
1SpringPlanting Messiah symbols. Ram, bull, river, seeds
2SummerFarming Persecutors. Lion, Bear, Leopard, dragon
3AutumnHarvest Dragon, serpent, judgment
4WinterRest Royal symbols
The Milky Way. It stretches from the constellation of Orion to Scorpio then back to Orion. It is symbolic of the clouds of the second coming which will occur in the global Autumn. Its origin in Orion is a reminder to Adventists that Christ will come through this constellation, riding on the clouds of Heaven.
The constellations of the zodiac that rule the sky during the year also correlate with the seasons. They are the stars that appear in the region of the sky where the earth travels during the year that it revolves around the sun. The Bible mentions the constellations but it does not list any of them. Most of these constellations are not mentioned by name in the bible, so use this information as an interesting coincidence and not a point of doctrine. From the last quarter of the moon to the next, a different constellation dominates the sky. They can be used as a guide for the seasons.
» The Purpose of the Stars. The constellations are currently used by the false science of astrology to predict the future of individuals. But they appear to be meant to only predict the future of the planet. This is how they are signs.

Star Other Constellations.
The names and locations of the constellations above the zodiac have a very intriguing pattern also. We know that the Greeks and native Americans identified the constellation Scorpio. So at some point the ancients had access to the same set of knowledge through a common ancestor. Even though some of the names are clearly Greek mythology, we will assume that the Greeks used a hero that was similar to the personality that was described by the original name. If the constellations were named by God, then we can see a curious correlation between the ruling constellation and the phase of the plan of salvation. These are not random patterns and names chosen from anywhere across the sky to make a point. These constellations appear in a specific order and a specific season in the northern hemisphere during a season where they demonstrate the progress of the great war between good and evil and the plan of salvation.

A logical argument could be made that the ancients named the constellations according to the activities they did during that season. And, because the Bible uses the agricultural cycle to explain the Plan of Salvation these two sets of symbols are bound to collide. However, that does not explain why many Bible symbols that are not related to the agricultural cycle coincide with the names of the constellations in the appropriate season, especially those in the spring and autumn.
Finally, our analysis is limited to what the ancients knew, especially knowledge that existed before Daniel. If they are a prophecy of the future after Christ then we must use names that were assigned before the crucifixion.
Babylon We will use this symbol to indicate how the older Babylonian name influences the meaning.

Spring. New life begins. God comes as the Messiah to pay the debt for sin and save us from the death sentence. He brought the gift of eternal life from God and defeated Satan.
Spring Season
The Victory of the Ram

The Other Constellations. The spring constellations are full of the symbols of the sacrifice of Christ.

» The Signs In The Spring. The ancients who scarcely had written materials could remember God's plan in their rituals and in the picture writing in the sky. Every spring they looked forward to the coming lamb of God and God reminded them through the feasts and the stars. Now, after Christ, every spring, as we celebrate the Passover and spring feasts we remember that Jesus Christ died for our sins and as we look at the signs in the heavens at this time they also speak of this glorious victory. So we can be assured that just as these signs were fulfilled in their season that the rest of the Plan of Salvation written in the sky will be accomplished in order in their season.

Summer Season
Here Comes the Bride
Summer. The season of heat. This is symbolic of the persecution that the church experienced for 1260 years under papal Rome and for about 300 years under Pagan Rome. At the end of the period, the shepherd emerges with the sheep. This is the bride dressed in white.

The Other Constellations. Just as Christ was surrounded and persecuted by dogs, so is the church persecuted by a network of wild animals as the Shepherd protects us.

» The Signs In The Summer. We know that the long hot persecution by the water serpent is over and we should look for signs of the merging of the lion, leopard and bear. We also know that at this point, the third cup of the Passover is now significant. As we approach the judgment in autumn, the vials of wrath will be filled from this cup.

Autumn Season
The Defeat of the Dragon
Autumn. The harvest season. The crops in this season are the fruit harvest. In this period the judgment begins in 1844, the plagues come after one final persecution and ends in the Second Coming. Then Satan is restricted to the dark, broken earth for one thousand years with the corpses of all the wicked. At the end, Satan and all the wicked face a final judgment and are destroyed. The symbols in the sky show the total activity of Satan at the end of time. The symbols match the prophecies of the end time and the persecution before the millennium more than any other seasonal symbols.

The Other Constellations. Other satanic symbols rule the heavens above this constellation.

» The Signs In The Autumn. In the autumn, as we gather the harvest and assemble for Yom Kippur and the feast of Tabernacles, we can look in the sky and see, the constellations that depict the judgment of Satan and the end of the world. We know that God will take hold of the serpent, the dragon Satan and end his reign of terror and remove his sting of death.

Winter. The season of cold and darkness and death begins when sin started. This is also the end of sin with the millennium of rest.

The Other Constellations.

The First Winter. Since the year begins in Spring and the symbols represent the time after the crucifixion, we have the previous 4000 years unaccounted for in this celestial time table. The winter symbols seems to also describe the period before the birth of Christ.

» The Signs In The Winter. The winter is a sign of rest for the earth and a reminder that we will be royalty in heaven.

» The Three Wise Men (Magi). Perhaps the timetable in the constellations were given to the ancients as a prophecy to which they could look forward. Certainly the wisemen from the east, from Babylon, were able to look at the stars and understand that the eternal spring season had arrived in a baby who was born as the King of the Jews. We do not have enough information to determine how they knew that from the stars. But in the summer constellation of Leo there are several clues.

If there was a cosmic event that brightened this region of the heavens around 4BC then we can see how they determined that a great king would be born. But how did they determine that this king would be born among the Jews? They either assigned a star or segment of the skies to different nations or they assigned a cycle of years to each nation so that any activity in Leo would be about the nation assigned to the current year. The Jews who never returned from captivity could have influenced the Babylonians and Persians about the Messiah king who was to be born. Daniel, who defeated the astrologers in the realm of prophecy, might have influenced how they looked at the stars.
But the inescapable fact remains that God allowed a group of astrologers to be guided to the Messiah. Since the ancient and current practice of astrology is an abomination, they must have used astrology in an uncorrupted way.

The Time Table In The Sanctuary.
Furniture Heaven Meaning Purpose
Ark of the Covenant Sun God The throne of God
Menorah (Seven Branches) Moon, Stars Church Provides light for the sanctuary
Altar of Incense Cloud Prayer Shield and opportunity for communication
Curtain and the Blue Veil in the Roof Sky Protection Separates the rooms
Roof: Blue Linen Veil (28 x 40 cubits) Lunar Time Eternal Time Inner covering. He is our righteousness
Roof: Goat skin (30 x 44 (42) cubits) Solar Time Time of sin Second layer of covering. He became sin for us
The representation of the heavenly bodies is only seen in the Holy place. The most holy place represents where God is, somewhere beyond the veil of the skies.

The Calendar In The Sanctuary.
The roof in the sanctuary shows two cycles of time that govern the earth.

  1. Solar Time. The goat's hair covering was made of eleven panels that were four cubits wide. The total size was thirty cubits long and forty four cubits wide. The last panel was folded in two, cutting it short to forty two cubits wide. In these numbers you can see two periods of time given to evil. The wicked are always given forty two periods of time. There are thirty days in this solar month.
  2. Lunar Time. The inner covering was made of ten panels, four cubits wide. The total size was twenty eight cubits long and forty cubits wide. This is the time given to the righteous. Forty periods of time under a lunar calendar of twenty eight days.

The Date And Time Of The Crucifixion.
In other prophecies we show that the scriptures predict the year, day and time that Jesus would die. This would be Friday, Nisan 14, in the year 31 AD at about 3:00PM or the same time the Passover lamb was being sacrificed.

Cross Between the Two Rooms (The Year). (4100)
Solar Time: 11 Goat's Hair Curtains (44 cubits) 4400 years
Lunar Time: 10 Linen Curtains (40 cubits) 4000 years
54 3 2 1 Veil 65 4 3 2 1 Time (Time)
New Covenant Cross Old Covenant Lawless
Most Holy Place Holy Place Outer Court
Christians Jews Flood World
Fall Feasts Spring Feasts Sin reigned
2000 years 2000 years 400 1600
The world, Jews and Christians each got about 2000 years. The forty four periods of time are from the Noah to the end of time. The forty periods of time are from Abraham to the end of time. The forty two periods of time are from Babel to the end of time. Each panel represents about 400 years.
The veil between the holy place and the most holy place was torn in two at the moment Christ died. This veil hung up on four hooks represents His torn body hung up on four nails, suspended between heaven and earth on the cross. This veil separated the earth from the physical presence of God where God was hidden behind the veil. The death of Christ opened up the way between the world living in the shadows and the God hidden behind the veil.

The veil that separated the two rooms was hung up under the fabric roofs at the middle point. The roof was made of two sets of curtains, each with several panels. The roof over the Holy Place was eleven panels and the Most Holy Place was ten panels. The torn veil was hung between them.
Each panel represents a section of time. So the time of the crucifixion represents a time that is between the old covenant and the new covenant. Before the cross, the Jews had received two thousand years under the covenant. The Christian church would receive two thousand years also.

Cross Between the Two Evenings (The Date and Hour): Nisan 14. 3:00PM
Speak to the children of Israel saying, "on the tenth of this month they are each one to take a lamb for themselves, according to their father's households, a lamb for each household".
... You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it between the two evenings.
(Exodus 12: 3,6)
Night (Evening)Day (Morning) Night
EveningMidnight Morning Sun Evening (Twilight) Evening
12 34 1234 5 678Cross91011 1212
- From Two Evenings To-
The day was divided into twelve hours
The night was divided into four watches

The phrase "between the two evenings" is sometimes translated as twilight. This is the time between the hour when the sun started going down and sunset. The ancients called two sections of the day "evening".

  1. Evening ("Night"). First there is the evening or dark part of the day which God refers to as "the evening and the morning" which make up an entire day.
  2. Little Evening ("Twilight"). Second, the light part or morning part of the day was divided into two sections. We now call them the morning and the afternoon. The ancients called them the morning and the little evening or twilight. This evening started after noon (the sixth hour) and ends before sunset (the twelfth hour). So the time half way between the evenings was 3:00 PM our time or the ninth hour in ancient time.
    So the time of the death by crucifixion was the time of the death of the Passover lamb, at the ninth hour (3:00 PM).

The Passover Lamb Arrives: (Palm Sunday or Palm Monday)?
This lamb was selected on the tenth of the month and examined for defects. (Exodus 12: 3). Jesus rode in on a donkey and was selected as the King by the cheering crowd who laid palm branches on the road. If Jesus rode in during the daylight hours, then this occurred on Monday not on Sunday because Nisan 10 started at sunset on Sunday!
On the next day the large crowd who had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and began to shout "Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, even the king of Israel". (John 12: 12-13)

Cross Between the Two Evenings (The Year): 4000-4125
If we divide the six thousand years since creation into four phases of the moon, then each phase starts every 1500 years. But if the lunar phase also includes the millennium, then each phase is 1750 years.

Cross The Day of the Week: Friday
We know that He was crucified on Nisan 14, but what day of the week was this? Passover began on the evening of Nisan 14 with the Passover meal. This was the "last supper" that Jesus had with His disciples. The next day, Nisan 15 was a Sabbath. These feast Sabbaths can occur on any day of the week and they could be different from the weekly Sabbath.
Then the Jews, because it was the day of preparation, so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. (John 19: 31)

Cross The Calendar Year: 31AD
In the prophecy of the coming of the Messiah in Daniel 9, we prove that the Messiah would come 483 - 490 years after the Jews were freed from their captivity in Babylon. This date was calculated as 31AD. This date was also verified by another prophecy about the length of His life.
But can we calculate or verify the date in any other way? By using the information we know about the calendar at the time of the crucifixion, we can see which years match the pattern. But first we need to know how the Jews determined their calendar. It was not based on calculations, the final decision was based on observation.

Nisan (Crucifixion Year)
- SundayMondayTuesdayWednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sunset Night Sun Sunset Night Sun Sunset Night Sun Sunset Night Sun Sunset Night Sun Sunset Night Sun Sunset Night Sun
Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Sabbath
---- - New Moon- 1
2345 6 First Quarter 7 8
910Lamb selected1112 13 Full Moon 14 Cross Dead15
16Resurrection171819 20 Last Quarter 21 22
23242526 27 New Moon28 -
This has to be the calendar on Nisan in the year that Jesus was crucified
The Crucifixion Year Calendar.
Even if we do not know the precise year of the crucifixion, we know what the Jewish calendar should look like for the month of Nisan. Nisan 14 must begin on Thursday night. Therefore, the molad of the new moon must be on a Thursday night and Nisan 1 must be on a Friday night, on the Sabbath.

Expert Calculated Dates.
Scholars use two basic methods to estimate the crucifixion year. They are based on finding a solar eclipse in Nisan because an eclipse occurred at noon during the crucifixion. They choose a year between 28AD to 33AD because these are the most likely years of the crucifixion.
But this is false. In fact it is impossible.
» An Impossible Solar Eclipse. This event was a miracle, because it is not possible for a solar eclipse to occur during a full moon. Only lunar eclipses occur during a full moon, solar eclipses or dark days only occur during a new moon at the beginning of the month. Jesus died in the middle of the month on Nisan 14, during a full moon.

April 31AD (Crucifixion Year) Gregorian Date
- SundayMondayTuesdayWednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sunset Night Sun Sunset Night Sun Sunset Night Sun Sunset Night Sun Sunset Night Sun Sunset Night Sun Sunset Night Sun
Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Sabbath
---12 3 4 -5
-6789 10 New Moon 11 [1]12
-13141516 17 First Quarter 18 -19
Lamb selected22
Full Moon 25
Cross Dead26
-27 [16]Resurrection282930 [20] Last Quarter [21] [22]
This is the proposed calendar for April in the year that Jesus was crucified.
The calendar is Gregorian, but the moon phase is shifted.
The new moon is on Thursday April 10 at 11:32 (UT), instead of April 8.
The vernal equinox occurred on March 23.
Nisan dates are in blue.

None of these years are 31 AD. This is not a surprise. We cannot use solar eclipses on Passover to determine the crucifixion year.

So we cannot look for a solar eclipse, but we can look for the dates of the full moon and see which one had Nisan 14 on a Friday.
The NASA calculated molad in 31 AD was Tuesday, April 8 at 11:32 (UT). In fact, in order to place Nisan 1 on a Friday, the day would have to shift over two days after the calculated molad. I discovered several things in verifying the new moons in March and April of that year.

My Date
Comparing The Calculated New Moon
NASA Date Historical Reference
June 18 7:59 (Total) ˜June 15, 763BC Assyrian eclipse
April 2 14:15 (Total) ˜May 28, 585BC War: Medes, Lydia
August 1 14:37 (Annular) August 3, 431BC Peloponnesian war
March 23 7:35 (Annular) March 21, 424BC Peloponnesian war
September 21 18:21 (Lunar) ˜September 20, 331BC Battle of Arbela
January 11 January 10, 1BC ˜ Death of Herod
Prophecy: Impossible full moon solar eclipse Crucifixion
Thursday April 12, 31 Several Nisan 14
April 11 4th year of 202nd olympiad (31/32AD)
March 6 19:41 (Lunar) March 4, 71AD Two eclipses in 15 days. Pliny
March 21 9:17 (Hybrid) March 20, 71AD
February 16 February 15, 538AD (6-9AM) 14 Kalends March, 538AD England
October 6. October 4. (11:31) October, 590 Solar eclipse "middle" of month
May 14 May 14 May 14, 1230 Europe, morning
Gregorian Dates Below. Julian Dates Above
Prophecy: Two eclipses are impossible Dark day and blood moon, New England
May 19 May 18 (Lunar) May 19, 1780
January 20 January 20, 1890 (23:49) Reference Year
I chose solar eclipse references because they can only occur on a new Moon. Then I calculated the full Moon.

Starting from the new moon on January 20, 1890, I generated a cycle that went back to the time of Christ using a value of 29.5305 for the synodic month to generate the calendar that fits our requirements.
I assumed that most of the calculated dates up to 100AD were correct, even though I had some issues with at least two dates. I did not attempt to calculate eclipses because the crucifixion eclipse is a miracle that cannot be calculated. I calculated new moons and full moons which mark dates of possible normal eclipses and helps to establish a lunar calendar. I checked my accuracy by comparing the new moon dates with dates of recorded eclipses.

» Results. The calculated dates were within hours of the NASA date. And for the solar eclipse of October 590, we were closer to the "middle of the month".

» The Crucifixion Year. The new moon was on Thursday, April 12, 31AD (Julian) which was April 10 (Gregorian). The full moon was on April 24.

Historical References.
Dating methods are generally relative times based on important events.

201 202 (Year 1) 202 (Year 2) 202 (Year 3) 202 (Year 4) 203 < Olympiads
14th 15th Year 16th Year 17th Year 18th Year 19th Year 20th < Reign of Tiberius Caesar
1731222 173140217317621732122 1732496 (Full) 1733022 < Julian Day
Tishri 27AD Nisan 28ADNisan 29ADNisan 30AD Nisan 14, 31AD Tishri 32ADTishri 33ADTishri 34AD
October 30, 27AD April 27, 28ADApril 22, 29ADApril 17, 30AD April 24, 31AD (Noon) October 3, 32AD September 28, 33AD September 23, 34AD
Thursday Tuesday Friday Monday Thursday Friday Monday Thursday

Here are two historical references related to the time of the ministry of Christ.
Baptism. Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrach of Galilee ... When He began His ministry, Jesus Himself was about thirty years of age. (Luke 3: 1, 23)

Crucifixion Eclipse? Jesus Christ, according to the prophecies, which had been spoken about him beforehand, came to the Passion in the 18th year of Tiberius, at which time also we find these things written verbatim in other commentaries of the gentiles: ... "In the fourth year of the 202nd Olympiad, there was an eclipse of the sun, greater than any which had occurred previously. At the sixth hour, the day became as dark as night, and the stars were visible in the sky. An earthquake in Bithynia destroyed many buildings in Nicaea."
Phlegon, Olympiades, fragment 17; also Jerome Chronicles.

The Astronomical Miracles.

The Calendar In The Feasts.
Sin Sin Rules Righteousness Comes Christ Dies No Sin Remains Perfection
Phases New Moon First Quarter - Full moon - Last Quarter Sun
Date 1 7 10 14 15 (Sabbath) 21 22
Spring Feasts New Moon - Select Lamb Passover Unleavened Bread (15-21) Wavesheaf
Autumn Feasts Rosh Hashanah - Yom Kippur
Select Lord's Goat
- Tabernacles
Hosana Raba
Shemini Atzeret
Meaning Law, Covenant - Righteous Judged Victory Living with God Wicked Judged New Start
The dates of the feasts coincide very closely with the important phases of the moon. The table shows the spring and autumn feasts in parallel to illustrate that the same type of event occurs in each phase; first to Christ, then to the church.

The Time Table In The Sky.
Day Morning Evening Evening (Night) Day
Works Sun Arrow Creation Crucifixion Arrow Salvation Angel 1Angel 2Angel 3 Arrow Recreation
Time 6-7AM 891011121234 56 PM 789101112123456 7AM
Hour 1 2345678910 1112 First Watch Second Third Fourth Dawn
Phases New Moon First Quarter - Full moon Last Quarter Solar eclipse Sun
Sanctuary0 Outer Court Holy Place Saints in Heaven (Most Holy Place) New Earth
Ages0 1000 2000 3000 40005000 6000 Millennium 8000
History Before
the flood
Flood Babel Covenant Cross Second Coming Satan on earth New Earth
Noah Division Abraham Church The Wicked are dead Saints
Using the symbol of the sun representing God and the moon representing the church, here is the history of the world.

The Covenant With The Heavens.
Time. Then God said, let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years. (Genesis 1: 14).
Seasons. While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter and day and night shall not cease. (Genesis 8: 22)
Day of the Eternal Covenant
6000 Years1000 Years
New moon First quarter Full moon Last quarter Solar eclipse Sun
Old Covenant Crucifixion New Covenant Eternal Covenant

God made a covenant with the heavens to provide what we need to survive during the time we would live without Him. The earth would give us food if the heavens provided light, rain and water. The sun would provide light and warmth to give us comfort, and even darkness so that we can rest. They would also indicate time.

Covenant The Rain. Water comes from the cloud in the form of rain as a source cleansing and renewal. This represents the Holy Spirit who comes from God and gives us life and cleanses us from sin by writing the law of God on our hearts.
Truly, truly I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (John 3: 5)

Covenant The Cloud. The cloud gives us protection from the heat and provides rain.

Prayers. The incense created a cloud that represents the presence of God and the prayers of sinners going up to heaven. This cloud also shields us from God because we cannot live in His presence at this time.
He shall put the incense on the fire before the Lord, that the cloud of incense may cover the mercy seat that is on the ark of the testimony, otherwise he will die. (Leviticus 16: 13)

Holy Spirit. He is the cleansing water and the cloud Who intervenes for us by standing between us and God.
In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. (Romans 8: 26)

Covenant Year: The Equinox And The Solstice. As the earth makes its annual revolution around the sun, four important phases occur that mark the beginning of the four seasons and the beginning of the year. If we look at the action of the sun as a representation of the action of God then we can see a correlation with the Plan of Salvation.
1Vernal Equinox March 21-23. Day and night are equal length
2Summer Solstice June 21-23. The sun is farthest north
3Autumnal Equinox September 21-23. Day and night are equal length
4Winter Solstice December 21-23. The sun is farthest south

Under ideal conditions, the vernal equinox occurs around Nisan 1 and the autumnal equinox occurs at Tishri 1. Both the feast of trumpets and the Passover period are marked by the maximum amount of light from the sun. This is the same symbolism seen in the Passover occurring under the full moon. So at the time of the maximum amount of sun everywhere on earth and the time of the maximum moon light, Christ died. Similarly, under the same maximum conditions of light from the sun and moon, God begins His judgment at the autumnal equinox because justice must be done in the light.

Northern Hemisphere Spring Summer Autumn Winter  
Solar Phases (Year) >DateSpring Equinox
(March 21)
Summer Solstice
(June 21)
Autumn Equinox
(September 21)
Winter Solstice
(December 21)
Lunar Phases (Month) >Nisan Tammuz Tishri Tebeth
MoonNew Moon1   Dark South Rosh Hashanah Dark NorthApostasy
MoonSolar Eclipse1   Dark South Rosh Hashanah Dark NorthWickedness
MoonFirst Quarter8          
MoonFull Moon15Passover Light North Tabernacles Light SouthEvangelism
MoonLunar Eclipse15Passover Light North Tabernacles Light SouthPersecution
MoonLast Quarter22          
Southern Hemisphere Autumn Winter Spring Summer  
If the equinoxes and solstices converge with the lunar phases these are the greatest periods of natural light and natural darkness around the world. When combines with the feasts they could symbolize the reasons and the seasons behind the actions of God. Prophetic intervention is seen as a struggle between light and dark and the convergence of these periods symbolize which side is winning.

Covenant Time: Day And Night. The rotation of the earth causes day when it is exposed to the sun and night where it is not. The ideal of God is perpetual day, however the curse of night is actually a blessing. Night time imposes sleep and rest. And for one third of our lives we do not sin because we are at rest. Three different revolutions create the three basic periods of time.

The Ideal Monthly Cycle and the Ideal Week
123456SabbathSabbath Festival
----- - New moon1First crescent Rosh ChodeshTrumpets
234567 First quarter8 -
91011121314 Full moon15SukkotPassover
161718192021 Last quarter22Shemini Atzeret
232425262728 New moon1Rosh Chodesh

Covenant Time: Week. The week was created by God as a rotation of seven days. It is the only period of time that is not related to a revolution of one planet but to every seven revolutions of the earth. The week is also closely related to the phases of the Moon. Approximately every seven days a new phase begins. So the lunar calendar was a critical component of the week. Under the most ideal conditions, each phase of the moon would occur on the same day of the week. If these cycles are perfectly aligned, we can use the phases of the moon to define the week. The month will be exactly 28 days long. This is probably what will occur in heaven.
For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before Me, said the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain, and it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before Me, says the Lord. (Isaiah 66: 22-23)
» Jubilee. If the phases of the moon began every Sabbath, the new moon and Sabbath festivals could be a two day long event that is similar to the successive Sabbaths of the jubilee year.
» High Sabbath. If the phases occurred on the sixth day and mark the preparation day, then most festival Sabbaths (which occur on the first and fifteenth) will occur on the weekly Sabbath so that every event is a high Sabbath for every feast Sabbath except Yom Kippur. Judgment is an anomaly which will never occur again. This is the ideal cycle.

The Time Table In The Week. The week is also a time table of the Plan of Salvation. The first 6000 years are devoted to the reign of sin on the earth, or the works of man. Then the earth will be at rest in the seventh millennium. It will celebrate all the land Sabbaths and all the weekly Sabbaths that were promised to it by covenant, but denied to it by sinful men and women.
Then the land will enjoy its Sabbaths all the days of the desolation while you are in your enemies' land; Then the land will rest and enjoy its Sabbaths. All the days of its desolation it will observe the rest which it did not observe on your Sabbaths, while you were living on it. (Leviticus 26: 34-35).
Six thousand years of farming the land is one thousand years of accumulated land Sabbaths.
Six thousand years of weekly work is one thousand years of accumulated daily Sabbaths. Both the earth and the people rest for 1000 years.
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Sabbath Eternity
Rest Cloud Wheat Sun Moon Stars fall Birds and Fish Goat Sheep Man Rest Sun
Light, Dark Sky, Water Earth, Trees Sun, Moon, Stars Fish, Birds Animals, Man Rest New Earth
Sin Flood Abraham Jesus Christ Fishers of Men Beast New Man Satan in the Abyss Heaven
0-1000 1000-2000 2000-3000 3000-4000 4000-5000 5000-6000 6000-7000 8000
The history of the seven thousand years is a history of the gradual disintegration of the earth back to its original form as an Abyss. By the seventh millennium, Satan would be trapped into this abyss. His forced exile imposes rest.

  1. Light and Dark. Darkness came back to the earth when sin began and only the moon could give light to the earth.
  2. Sky. At creation, the water was separated from the earth and heavens. After sin, water is put back to cover the earth. The earth is destroyed by water from the skies during the flood in the second millennium.
  3. Trees (Food Supply). Abraham comes in the third millennium as the one who is the father of the promised seed. Trees were the first sign of life on the earth. The seed of life is promised from the tree of Abraham when Israel was planted in the Promised Land.
  4. Sun, Moon, Stars. Jesus comes in the fourth millennium as the light from God.
  5. Fish and Birds. The Holy Spirit, the Dove, comes. He and the church become the fishers of men with His help.
  6. Animals and Man. Humans are created at the end of this day and recreated at the end of this millennium. The beast with the seven heads is destroyed and the sheep are separated from the goats.
  7. Sabbath. The earth rests for one thousand years.
  8. New Week. A new beginning for the earth in the eighth millennium.

Covenant Seasons (Seedtime And Harvest). The seasons indicate when certain work should be done in the plan of salvation. The agricultural cycle begins with the planting of the seed in the spring. Then the rains help the plant to grow. In the autumn, the crop is ready for harvest. In reality, the Jews had three major harvests, the barley harvest in early spring, the wheat harvest two months later and the fruit harvest in autumn.
- Crucifixion Pentecost Persecution Holy Spirit Great Tribulation Second Coming Millennium Eternity
Cold Seed Barley Former Rain Wheat Drought Latter Rain Heat Harvest Fruit Grapes of Wrath Night Day
Winter Barley Rain Spring Wheat Summer Rain Autumn Fruit Autumn Spring

The Time Table In The Seasons.
New moon First quarter Full moon - - Last quarter - - Solar eclipse Sun
Shadow Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Purple Black White
Sin Mercy Christ Crucifixion Holy Spirit Holy Spirit Fruit
People of God Judgment
Second Coming Satan Goats Wicked Hell fire Righteous Sheep
Winter Seedtime Former Rain Summer Latter Rain Heat Harvest Millennium (Night) Eternity (Day)
Shadow laws Passover Pentecost Drought Yom Kippur Tabernacles
Covenant The Process of Salvation ("The Cross and The Jewel Box") Rest Security
God gives rest to both the righteous and the wicked during the long night of the millennium. The wicked rest in their graves, the righteous are on vacation in heaven. The earth is at rest. Even Satan is forced to rest from his daily task of plotting and perpetrating evil.
In our lesson on the colors of God, we explain how the light from God was broken into its individual colors to complete the process of Salvation. The death of Christ initiated this process. And as the light from God in Christ combines with the waters of the Holy Spirit, the rainbow appeared across time that demonstrates the order of the process of recreating us and the work that God is doing in each phase.
» Blue Heat of Judgment. Did you know that in a fire the hottest parts of the flames are the blue areas?

Covenant Signs.
Rainbow Cloud Fire Star Full moon Solar eclipse Cloud Fire Solar eclipse Blood moon Stars fall Star Cloud Hail Rest Sun
Flood Exodus Birth Death Ascension Pentecost Judgment Second Coming Millennium Eternity
God uses the objects in the heavens as signs that indicate significant milestones in the Plan of Salvation. When these signs occur, they are usually miracles that cannot be explained by the laws of astronomy and physics.

The Sign of A Covenant is Rest.
A sign also accompanies a covenant. God makes a covenant sign by putting light, a symbol of Himself, in the object that destroys. In doing this He proves that He has tamed the destructive force because He is Master of it. The symbol must be visible to the whole world or experienced by the whole world. All three eternal signs appear to be associated with the primary work of each member of the Godhead. All three are a symbol of rest.

The Conquering God.
The previous discussion shows how God conquers. He conquers by becoming the thing to be conquered without defiling Himself. Then He adds light to the conquered object to make it holy and to create a symbol of His conquest.

The Sign of The Son of Man.
Jesus made a very intriguing statement about His coming.
And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory.
And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.
(Matthew 24: 30-31)
What is this sign of the son of Man? We can show that all the objects in heaven point to Christ at some time or another. At His birth the sign was a star. As a human, He was represented by the full moon. At His death, the blotting out of the sun was a sign of the death of God. But when He comes, He is no longer the human Jesus. He is the Bridegroom who comes to give rest to His bride. So He dresses in white and He does not come in judgment of the righteous. He comes with light and shade, not heat.

Local Signs.
Eclipses are not rare events. The earth experiences at least four and as much as seven each year (4 solar and 3 lunar, or 5 solar and 2 lunar). But they seem rare because the same place on earth does not often experience an eclipse.
The Bible says that the heavens and its objects can be used for signs. Some prophecies tell us when to expect these signs. The hebrew calendar and religious feasts are structured so that these signs can appear on the feast days. Since a solar eclipse can only occur on a new moon, the eclipses can occur on the first day of any month (rosh chodesh), like Nisan 1 (new year) and Tishri 1 (Rosh Hashannah). Since a lunar eclipse can only occur during a full moon, the eclipses can only occur on Passover (Nisan 14), the first day of the feast of unleavened bread (Nisan 15) and the first day of the feast of Tabernacles (Tishri 15). None of these signs can naturally occur on any other day of the week. Since Yom Kippur is on the tenth, no natural eclipses can occur on this day. Since Passover is on the 14, no natural solar eclipse can occur on Passover. Pentecost occurs around the fifth or sixth and no natural eclipse can occur then.
Sun Eclipse Solar Eclipse   Moon Eclipse (Lunar Eclipse)  
Moon Day 1 (New Moon) Day 5 or 6Sheep Selected Goat
Day 10
Day 14 (Full Moon) Moon Cross
Day 15 (Day 15-21) 21 Day 22
New Year Trumpets Pentecost Yom Kippur Passover Unleavened Bread. TabernaclesShemini
(8th Day)
Nisan 1Tishri 1 Sivan 5 or 6 Tishri 10 Nisan 14 Nisan 15-21     Tishri 15-21
So eclipses occur only four to seven times per year in a possible 26 times per year. The feast days occur four or five times per year out of these same 26 times per year. signs can appear on the feast days so it is not unusual for these eclipses to occur during the feasts. However, because the eclipses are rare and localized it will be rare for them to occur on a feast day and over Jerusalem.
We can look at history to discover a pattern in their usage but even those that are known fulfillments sometimes occur years before the complete fulfillment. Let us look at some famous prophetic and historical events that were accompanied by astronomical signs.
Event Solar Eclipse Lunar Eclipse Falling StarsCometEarthquakeStars
Creation New sun New moon New starsPlanets aligned New earth-
Flood (2400BC) - - -Hale-Bopp --
Assyrian Eclipse
(Amos 8: 8)
15 June 763BC - --˜763BC-
Peloponnesian Wars 431BC,424BC - -- --
Battle of Arbela
(1 October 331BC)
- 20 September 331BC ----
Battle of Pydna - 21 June 168BC ----
Herod Dies.
Jesus born (4BC)
- 23 March 5BC. 10 January 1BC ---Aries
Augustus Caesar Dies - 27 September 14 ----
Jesus Crucified Jesus died Israel rejected SatanChristiansTwo quakesTaurus
A supernatural dark day like a solar eclipse occurred during a full moon
Feast Day Lunar Eclipses
Passover and tabernacles (32-34)
- Total eclipseTotal eclipse 32 AD. Passover and Tabernacles total lunar eclipse
33 AD. Partial lunar eclipse. Total solar eclipse 2 days before Nisan 1
34 AD. Penumbral lunar eclipse . Total solar eclipse on Nisan 1
31 AD. If Passover was postponed by 1 month, then partial eclipses
Jerusalem falls (70AD) 20 March 71AD 4 March 71AD ---Gemini
Joseph records a comet and a star which looked like a sword in the year before the fall
A penumbral lunar eclipse on Passover and an annular solar eclipse on Rosh Hashannah
Vespasian Dies (79AD) - - -Comet--
4 Feast Day Eclipses (162-163) - Total eclipseTotal eclipse Passover and Tabernacles (4 lunar eclipses in two years)
(161-180) Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Persecution
1260 year prophecy 16 February 538 - ---Cancer
Birth of Mohammad (571-June 8, 632) 24 November 569 - ----
First Papal States (755) - 24 Nov 755 A bright star, Jupiter, passed through the blood moon
4 Feast Day Eclipses (795-796) - Total eclipseTotal eclipse Passover and Tabernacles (4 lunar eclipses in two years)
Pope crowned Charlemagne (768-814) king the Holy Roman Empire in 800 after he attacks many Pagans and Muslims
4 Feast Day Eclipses (842-843) - Total eclipseTotal eclipse Passover and Tabernacles (4 lunar eclipses in two years)
Holy Roman empire divided after civil war at Treaty of Verdun
4 Feast Day Eclipses (860-861) - Total eclipseTotal eclipse Passover and Tabernacles (4 lunar eclipses in two years)
Constantinople Falls - 22 May 1453 ----
4 Feast Day Eclipses (1493-1494) - Total eclipseTotal eclipse Passover and Tabernacles (4 lunar eclipses in two years)
Tordesillas Line (1493. Pope divides the world into east (Portugal) and west (Spain)
Jews expelled from Spain and Columbus discovered America
Muslim Ottoman Empire begins (1500-1922)
Pilgrims land (1620) - - -Three comets (1618)Virgo
Papal Inquisition (1231) 14 May 1230 (Europe)----
End of 1260 year prophecy (1798) 19 May 1780
Dark Day
19 May 1780
Blood Moon
12-13 November 1833, 1799. Leo-1 November 1755. Lisbon-
1844 Millerites - - -1843, 1844 great cometLibra
5 Feast Day Eclipses (1949-1950) Total eclipse Total eclipseTotal eclipse Passover and Tabernacles (4 lunar eclipses in two years) 1949-50 and a total solar eclipse on Rosh Hashannah 1950
State of Israel formed in 1948 was under Muslim attack. Joined United Nations in 1949
4 Feast Day Eclipses (1967-1968) - Total eclipseTotal eclipse Passover and Tabernacles (4 lunar eclipses in two years)
The six day war (1967). Israel captures West Bank, Gaza and Golan heights and has control of the temple mount
Babylon the Great (1981, 1991, 2001) 26 February 1979 (USA) Church and State Soviet UnionPlanets aligned (2000), Hale-Bopp (1997)26 December 2004-
6 Feast Day Eclipses (2014-2015) Total eclipse Total eclipseTotal eclipse Passover and Tabernacles (4 lunar eclipses in two years) 2014-15 and 2 total solar eclipses on Rosh Hashannah 2015 and 1 Nisan 2014
Second Coming No sun No moon HailJesus in the cloudsSplits the earth-
Sometimes an eclipse is just an eclipse. When the heavenly bodies are used as signs the event appears to be outside of the natural order of events. It is a miracle. Two dark days were miracles. There was a partial lunar eclipse on 19 May 1780 but the dark day was a miracle like the one at the crucifixion. In 69 AD Josephus reports a comet that looked like a sword that hung over Jerusalem. He reported other miraculous events preceding the fall of the temple in 70 AD. So the value of the stars as a sign occurs very rarely, but some comets seem to accompany the birth and death of rulers.

If we assume that the annual march of the constellations was part of an ancient system of signs used by God then we can see them as persistent signs pointing us towards the timetable of the Great Plan of Salvation.

Unusual Lunar Eclipses
Four Blood Moon Eclipses on Passover and Tabernacles Two Years In A Row
32-3370162-163 538 795-796842-843860-8611493-94 1780 1798 18331844 1949-501967-682014-15
Sun Eclipse Moon EclipseMoon Eclipse Comet Moon EclipseMoon Eclipse 538 Moon EclipseMoon Eclipse Moon EclipseMoon Eclipse Moon EclipseMoon Eclipse Moon EclipseMoon Eclipse Sun EclipseMoon Eclipse 1798 Meteor 1844 Moon EclipseMoon EclipseSun Eclipse Moon EclipseMoon Eclipse Moon EclipseMoon EclipseSun EclipseSun Eclipse
Proponents are selling this as seven events since the crucifixion with the eighth one as a new beginning. In reality nine sets of four consecutive lunar eclipses have occurred between the crucifixion and 2015 on the Jewish feast days. There have been other back to back events which did not occur on the Jewish feasts but they are also rare. For two years in a row a lunar eclipse has occurred on Passover and the feast of tabernacles. On two of these occasions at least one solar eclipse has occurred during one of those months. Close to these eclipses an event of importance to the people of God has occurred. Those who discovered this see a clear pattern of events affecting the Jews in the 4 events between 1493 and 1968, but the evidence before then seemed to involve the church at large.

  1. Crucifixion (32-33). The crucifixion occurred in 31 AD.
  2. Roman Persecution (162-163). Persecution of Jews and Christians. The Antonine Plague killed one third of the population, eight million people.
  3. Muslim Invasion (795-796). King Charlemagne of the Holy Roman Empire established a buffer zone between France and Spain, ending centuries of Arab invasions into Western Europe.
  4. Muslim Invasion (842-843). The Vatican was attacked and looted by an Islamic invasion.
  5. Muslim Invasion (860-861). The Byzantine Empire defeated Arab armies at the Battle of Lalakaon and permanently stopped the Islamic invasion of Eastern Europe.
  6. Spanish Inquisition (1493-1494). In the final year of the Spanish Inquisition (1492), the Alhambra Decree ordered the expulsion of the Jews from Spain. Columbus discovered America in 1492.
  7. State Of Israel (1949-1950). In the war of independence following the formation the state of Israel in May 1948. A solar eclipse also occurred on Tishri 1 (Rosh Hashanah).
  8. Temple Mount (1967-1968). Israel captures the West Bank, Gaza and Golan heights and has control of the temple mount during the Six Day war (1967).
  9. Future Event (2014-2015). In 2015 two solar eclipses will occur on Nisan 1 (New Year) and Tishri 1.

Evening Night Day
New moon First quarter Full moon Last quarter Angel 1Angel 2Angel 3 Solar eclipse Sun
Night 1 Day 1 Night 2 Day 2 (Revived) Night 3 Day 3 (Raised Up) Night 4 Day 4
0-1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Sabbath Eternity
Rest Cloud Wheat Sun Moon Stars fall Birds and Fish Goat Sheep Man Rest Sun
Night,day Water Trees Sun, moon, stars Fish, Birds Animals New Man Rest Earth
Goat GoatAquariusFish Aries (Ram) Bull Twins CrabLionVirgin Scales Scorpio Archer Goat AquariusFish
Night and Day Year (Sanctuary Opened for Atonement) Week
The Shadows
(Old Covenant)
Crucifixion Wave Sheaf Holy Spirit Fruit grows People of God Judgment
Goats Wicked
Hell fire Sheep
Sin Flood Covenant Passover Pentecost Fishermen Beast Yom Kippur Tabernacles The Abyss Heaven
Outer Court Altar Laver Holy Place Most Holy Place
Winter Spring Barley (Seed Time) Former Rain Wheat Summer Latter Rain Autumn (Fruit Harvest) Fruit of the Spirit Grapes of Wrath

The major function of the heavens is to reveal the glory of God and to hold a time table for the plan of salvation in its symbols. It shows the order in which He will work out this plan and a rough time table and the perpetual struggle between darkness and light. Since God knows the future, it appears that He created and designed our universe with some temporary systems that are meant to sustain us and reflect His power.

March The Order Of The Tribes And The Twelve Months Of The Year
The months begin with the new moon and the moon represents the church. In addition to the information presented below, the first seven months also represent the characteristics of the last seven churches of Revelation. These churches exist between the First Coming and the Second Coming or between Nisan and Tishri. Here we will show a possible connection to the events of the final week in the life of Jesus and the Gospel in the heavens.

While the first six months represent the experience of all people, the eighth to twelfth month represents the response after the judgment of the seventh month. These are the events of the Second Coming and the Third Coming for both the righteous and the wicked. We do not know which constellations were part of "the Mazzaroth", the twelve we know as the Zodiac may have been chosen later. So we will look at alternate constellations visible at the same time.

  1. Aries ("The Ram"). Jesus, the King becomes the Lamb of God. He is the hired man who paid the wages of sin.
  2. Taurus ("Bull") and Orion ("Loyal Shepherd"). He is the young bull from among the cherubim who carries a burden. He is Orion who removes burdens.
  3. Gemini ("Twin"). He and the Holy Spirit work together to save us from sin.
    Argo Navis ("Ship"). The ancients also knew this constellation. The Holy Spirit would be our safe haven during the rough centuries on the raging sea.
  4. Cancer ("Crab, Crayfish") and Hydra ("Water Snake"). Unclean fish in troubled waters. Reuben also betrayed his father by adultery. He is the snake in turbulent water.
  5. Leo ("Lion"). The great king is betrayed and His disciples scatter at His defeat.
  6. Virgo ("Virgin, Maiden") and Bootes. At the time Jesus was on trial, God judged Him innocent and pure. Bootes is the herdsman and shepherd who is gathering His flock.
  7. Libra ("Scales of Judgment") and Serpens ("The Serpent"). This is Dan, the one who is judged as the serpent. Jesus was judged a serpent.
  8. Scorpio ("Scorpion") and Ophiuchus ("The Serpent Holder"). He suffered the sting of death and became Ophiuchus who defeated the serpent, was resurrected and now has the power to raise the dead.
  9. Sagittarius ("Archer") and Hercules ("Hero"). He is the stag who was freed. Hercules is the hero who wounded the head of the dragon. He is also the Lord's goat.
  10. Sagittarius ("Archer") and Capricorn ("Goat"). Jesus was the Lord's Goat who has His reproach removed. Satan is the Scapegoat. Joseph is the victorious archer who was once betrayed.
  11. Aquarius ("Water Bearer"). He sent the Holy Spirit to wash away our sins and forget our past. Manasseh is the tree planted by rivers of water.
  12. Pisces and Cepheus ("The King"). We are the fish that have been saved from the raging sea to become kings.

Season Month Symbol Son Stars Activity Christ
(Grain Harvest)
Nisan (Abib)1LionLion King Judah Aries
The new year for counting the reign of kings. The exodus month. Barley harvest Jesus was praised as their king. He made an exodus to heaven
Iyar (Ziv)2DonkeyWages, donkey Issachar Taurus
Census began in second year of exodus. Ark closed 10th. Flood began 17th He decided to pay the wages of sin and take up His burden
Sivan3ShipGift, Haven Zebulun Gemini
Argo Navis
Wheat harvest. Sivan 6 - Torah given on Mount Sinai, Shavuot.
27th - Flood rain ends
Pentecost. The gift of the Holy Spirit, 3000 new converts
(Grape Harvest)
Tammuz 4 WaveAfflicted, Water Reuben Cancer
Walls of Jerusalem breached by siege of Babylon, and service stopped by Romans on 17th. Moses returns on 17th and breaks the first set of commandments The "walls" of Jesus were breached when He sweat blood in Gethsemane because we broke the commandments
Tzom Tamuz ("Fast of the Fourth Month"). Tamuz 17.
Three weeks of mourning begins. Ezekiel 24: 1-2; Zechariah 8: 19
Av (Ab) 5 SwordHated, Scattered Simeon Leo
Destruction of both temples on the 9th. Mourning Judas betrays Jesus and disciples scatter
Tishah B'Av ("Fast of the Fifth Month"). Av 9.
The destruction of the temple
Elul6 RaiderFortunate, Raider Gad Virgo
The new year for bringing animal tithes to the temple. Elul 1 Moses goes to get second set of commandments. The soldiers arrested and bound the Lamb of God and brought Him to the temple for trial

(Fruit Harvest)Autumn
Tishrei (Ethanim)7SerpentJudged, Serpent Dan Libra
The new year for counting years. The month of judgment, rescue.
Ark landed on Tishrei 17.
Tishrei 1 - Moses returns with second set of commandments
Judged as the serpent for our sins
Tzom Gedaliah ("Fast of the Seventh Month"). Tishri 3.
The murder of the righteous governor of Jerusalem and the collapse of a Jewish home land.
Heshvan (Bul)8BreadHappy, Fat Bread Asher Scorpio
Fat sheep killed, ploughing, grass withers Wicked killed. Righteous dead ploughed up. Jesus dead and buried
Kislev (Chislev)9DoePrevailed, Set Free Naphtali Sagittarius
Plant wheat, barley. First rainbow, Chanukah Jesus resurrected in a glorious light
(No Harvest)
Tevet10Bull Fruit
Reproach Removed
Joseph Capricorn
Nebuchadnezzar besieged Jerusalem on the 10th. Jerusalem fell
Mountains became visible after the flood on the first
Satan probably beseiges the New Jerusalem on this date. He is destroyed. New earth created
Asarah B'Tevet ("Fast of the Tenth Month"). Tevet 10.
The walls of Jerusalem were breached
Shevat11ForgivenForget Manasseh Aquarius
The new year for trees. Moses spoke to the people for 37 days on the borders of the Promised Land with the words of Deuteronomy God plants us in the kingdom
Adar12WolfSon of the Right Hand Benjamin Pisces
Almond blooms. Purim (saved from Haman). Moses died after Adar 7 Month of Joy, we celebrate the new creation
Study to show yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.   2 Timothy 2: 15 Time: 150 minutes
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Author: Laverna Patterson. Editor: Patterson (January 2008)
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Solar eclipses. URL: http://www.hermit.org/Eclipse/why_solar.html
Six Millennium Catalog Of The Phases Of The Moon. Fred Espenak URL: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/phase/phasecat.html
New Moon. Formula for calculating lunations. URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_moon