More 2017 signsPosted: July 9, 2015
On Tuesday June 30, just days after the nation-wrecking abomination of Sodomite Marriage was announced by the US Supreme Court, the rare conjunction of Jupiter and Venus converged in the sky appearing to form a bright star in a manner that last occurred some 2,000 years ago – an event astronomers allege was the “Bethlehem-star” seen by the Magi in the East, signalling to them that the birth of the Messiah had occurred.
On the very same night, June 30, 2015, a surprise ‘blood moon’ appeared on the other side of the horizon – a phenomenon some have (unconvincingly) postulated was due to smoke from Canadian forest fires (?!?). Of course, the moon being turned to blood is a well-known Messianic signal (Acts 2:20; Joel 2:31).
Regardless, there is some interesting timing to this ‘Bethlehem star’ event. By the time the Magi came to visit Jesus, the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter would have ended – if that is indeed what they saw in the East – but another star re-appeared when they arrived in Palestine that led them directly to the house where the infant Jesus was.
“1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.” (Matthew 2:1-2)
“9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. ” (Matthew 2:9-10)
It says it is the same star they saw in the east – but it ‘stood over’ the very house where Christ was at. Perhaps two years later, Venus was in a different location, and the house where Christ was staying was on the edge of a hillside so that its silhouette was under the star.
Or the ‘star’ may have been a bright angel that was actually directing the way. Whatever the case may be, the Magi found the right house exactly two years after they initially saw the star appear in the east:
“16 ¶ Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.” (Matthew 2:16)
Exactly two years from now will be the year 2017 and that is the anniversary year of many key dates of modern Jewish/Israeli history:
- 120th Anniversary of Zionism – 1st Zionist Congress Aug. 29, 1897
- 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration Nov. 2, 1917
- 70th Anniversary of the UN partition plan Nov. 29, 1947
- 50th Anniversary of UN Res 242 (6 Day War) Nov. 22, 1967
You can write it down with certainty that the year 2017 will be of major significance for Israel and the entire world.