The Star of Bethlehem - The Rest of the Story

 

The Star of Bethlehem - The Rest of the Story

Our God is an amazing Creator God!

If you have watched The Star of Bethlehem, then you should appreciate The Rest of the Story.

To think that God planned from the beginning before the universe was created to tell a story in the heavens what He was doing on earth. And to have that story relate directly to the dating of human events. It is truly incredible!

Let me attempt to paint a picture of this story:

Before There Was Time, God is. And for His glory, He decided to create the universe, the earth, and mankind. He planned from the beginning of creation that Jesus would enter our earth as a little baby in a lowly manger in Bethlehem and that He would die a sacrificial death on the cross for the sins of those who would believe in Him; that He would rise from the dead and enter this earth a second time to call His people to Himself.

In the "heavens", God arranged for the constellation Virgo to be "clothed with the sun and the moon at her feet" on the Feast of Trumpets 9/11/3 BC.  According to Rick Larson, this could be the conception of Jesus, because 9 months later Jupiter (the king planet) joined Venus (the mother planet) to form the brightest star ever seen by man in the constellation Leo (the lion, king of beasts).  Then Jupiter retrograded to stop over Bethlehem on 9/25/2 BC.

On Feast of Trumpets 9/29/2011, Virgo was once again "clothed with the sun and the moon at her feet" as though once again signaling that Jesus was about to enter this world again in physical form.

On Feast of Trumpets 9/13/2015, Virgo will once again be "clothed with the sun" only this time the moon will be with the sun in partial solar eclipse as though symbolizing the rapture of the Church.  Jupiter will once again be in Leo like when Jesus was born in Bethlehem.