The Star of Bethlehem - The Rest of the Story


Please carefully consider this Epic Epiphany on, because it is a great opportunity to praise God for His creation, to express His glory, and to gain insight for this decade.

1) God's astronomical clockwork is so precise that NASA can show the starting and ending time to the second, the magnitude, and the location of every solar and lunar eclipse from 1999 BC through 3000 AD.

On the 4th day of creation, God placed the sun, moon, and stars into position and began their orbits.  That precise clockwork-like creation included 40 consecutively-dated eclipses uniquely arranged in this 2010-2019 decade so that all 40 eclipses share one common date in 2015.  They didn't just explode or evolve into position from a chance random big bang that started from nothing.  God placed them there deliberately.

"And God said, "Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so. 16 God made two great lights--the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning--the fourth day." - Gen 1:14-19 NIV

2) Gen. 1:14 and Lev. 23:2-44 state and/or imply that the sun, moon, and stars were placed in the heavens, in part, as signs and to mark out Biblical feast days. (Joel 2, Matt. 24, Acts 2, Rev. 6) 

The Hebrew word for seasons or sacred times in Gen. 1:14 (H4150 in Strong's Bible Dictionary) is the same word to describe the Biblical feast days or appointed times in Leviticus 23:2 -feasts like Passover and Tabernacles.  So God arranged the sun, moon, and stars in the sky, in part, to mark out special Biblical feast days, as well as to provide light.

3) God knows the end from the beginning, and therefore everything in-between.  Before man was created on the 6th day of creation, God had already created the sun, moon, and stars on the 4th day - including their eclipse dates, positions, and certain correlation with future Biblical feast days.  The eclipses also seem to appear to correlate with certain festivals and holidays. 

"I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, 'My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.'" - Isa 46:10 NIV 

4) God knew from the creation of the world that Jesus was going to be slain and die on the cross for our sin.  He arranged a lunar eclipse on the day of His crucifixion on Passover Friday 4/3/33 AD.  This lunar eclipse/crucifixion date was set in place on the 4th day of creation, before man was created.  Men didn't decide one day that they would crucify Jesus that week.  It was pre-ordained - to the day.  Before the sun, moon, and stars, and Adam and Eve were createdGod knew Adam and Eve would sin, and that He would be sending His Son to pay the debt for their sin and our sin.   And this lunar eclipse was not an isolated event or anomaly.  It was a part of 4 lunar eclipses in a row that all fell on the Biblical feast days - like the 8 Biblical tetrads following through 2015.

"All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast--all whose names have not been written in the Lamb's book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world." - Rev 13:8 NIV 

 5) The significance of the Epic Epiphany graphic picture is that it portrays the above truths, and it highlights the importance of this decade and, indeed, this 2015 year.  Within the meaning and context of Epiphany, it places and highlights Jesus Christ as the Creator and focal point of creation and history.  It confirms His Sovereignty in terms of controlling human events and activities to the degree that history lines up and will continue to line up with what He created on the 4th day of creation.  It's like we are on His astronomical time clock. 

 There have been 7 times in the past 2,000 years where 4 total lunar eclipses (blood moons) in a row fell on Biblical feast days making them a Biblical tetrad. Significant events surrounding the Jews, Muslims, and/or Catholics are noted for all 7 times.

 Four eclipses in a row fell on Passover and Tabernacles in 32-33 AD just like in 1949-50 and 1966-67, and like is happening right now in 2014-15. Though not technically a Biblical tetrad, because 2 eclipses were total and 2 were partial, still this tetrad of 4 eclipses encompassed the crucifixion with a lunar eclipse on 4/3/33 AD - the day of Jesus' crucifixion.

 Again, each time the Jews, Muslims, and/or Catholics were involved.  Isn't it interesting that the Catholic Pope is coming to the US to talk to our Muslim-background/heritage President Obama on 9/23/2015 Day of Atonement.  No doubt, in part, to talk about the Jews accepting a Muslim Palestinian state into their borders of Israel.  

Our joint session of US congress then will be addressed by the Pope on 9/24/2015. This will be the first time a pope has ever addressed our US congress.

 And the Pope will then address the United Nations on 9/25/2015.  All these papal visits immediately before the final blood moon of this tetrad this fall.  The UN wants to promote and install a global environmental agenda.  The Pope also expressed his concern over global warming, and feels there should be one coordinating head over these matters.  

He will be in Philadelphia 9/26-27 to talk about World Families.  I wonder if he will also visit the new One World Trade Center just finished this Shemitah year not too far from the United Nations Headquarters.

Why are these high-level, global-impacting meetings happening right in the midst of the 2014-2015 tetrad, and why in the midst of the 9/13/2015 Feast of Trumpets, 9/23/2015 Day of Atonement, and 9/28/20145 Feast of Tabernacles feast days.  To top it off, this time period marks the end of the Shemitah year, which is noted as a financial reset year.  Also, 9/23/2015 marks the beginning of the 70th Jubilee since Joshua entered the land of Canaan (Israel) and the 40th Jubilee since Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection.  Some claim it is the 120th Jubilee since creation began.

This 2015 year looks to be a very momentous time in our history, and it is all highlighted by the Epic Epiphany.

Consider these headlines and links:
Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty
"The treaty, which was finalized Wednesday but still has to be signed, makes clear that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic relations from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine."
"The 2012 UN vote recognized Palestine as a non-member observer state, made up of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, lands Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war."

I don't think God likes the idea of giving back the gains He miraculously provided to Israel 6/7/1967 in a Jubilee year. This fall begins the next Jubilee year on the Day of Atonement 9/23/2015. 

Pope to Visit United States in September 2015
Here are the dates and events that have been announced so far:
White House - September 23: Welcome by Obama
Washington, DC- September 24:  Address to Joint Session of United States Congress
 - first time a pope has ever addressed our congress
New York, NY- September 25:  United Nations General Assembly Address
 - the UN celebrates its 70th anniversary
Philadelphia, PA - September 26-27  - World Meeting of Families
(9/23/2015 Day of Atonement)
(9/28/2015 last blood moon of the 2014-15 tetrad on the Feast of Tabernacles)
(9/29/2015 exactly 7 Biblical years (2,520 days) from 11/4/2008 presidential election)
(notice these dates in relation to:

The Headquarters of the United Nations is a complex in New York City. The complex has served as the official headquarters of the United Nations since its completion in 1952."  more here

Do you suppose the pope might visit the new OneWorldTradeCenter while visiting here?
The OneWorldTradeCenter was finished this year of the Shemitah at ground zero. 
Cool and ominous pics at:

View from the camera strapped on this eagle's back.

Jonathan Cahn says world powers follow the highest buildings.  The Twin Towers were the tallest buildings in the world until 911.  Then the Burj Khalifa in Muslim Dubai became the tallest.

Jonathan Cahn Update
for a fascinating perspective on 911, this building, and our economy, listen to: the "Jonathan Cahn Shemitah 2015 update" link. 

World's Tallest Building Photo Tour
 - Dubai 

 Seeks to Become Islamic Economic Hub

(40 days from 4/4/2015 Passover until 5/14/2015 is Ascension Day (Israel time is 5/13/2015))
Anne Graham Lotz (Billy Graham's daughter) issues a distress call for prayer May 15-23, 2015
Ascension Day through Pentecost
She remarks about blood moons, harbingers, and planet arrangements as being God's warning of judgment.
(see: website index for these topics)

Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty
"The treaty, which was finalized Wednesday but still has to be signed, makes clear that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic relations from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine."

Israel Denounces Historic Vatican Accord with Palestine
"Israel voiced dismay Friday at the Vatican's first accord with Palestine and warned the move would harm efforts to renew peace talks.  The foreign ministry expressed its "regret regarding the Vatican decision to officially recognise the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a state, in the agreement signed today," spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said in a statement. "This hasty step damages the prospects for advancing a peace agreement, and harms the international effort to convince the PA to return to direct negotiations with Israel," he said. The accord, a treaty covering the life and activity of the Church in Palestine, was the first since the Vatican recognized the Palestinian state in February 2013."

5/13/2015 - Obama calls on new government to pursue two-state solution

A UN Resolution establishing a PalestinianState 

Palestinian statehood resolution fails at UN Security Council 
If the council says “no” again, he said, the Palestinians will seek to join the International Criminal Court. They could then seek to press charges against Israel for war crimes."

5/13/2015 - ICC prosecutor urges Israel to provide information for Gaza war crimes probe 

 Pope Francis Calls For A New Global Political Authority To Save Humanity 
"Pope Francis says that global warming is a fact and that a new global political authority is necessary in order to save humanity from utter disaster.

The funny thing is that this sounds very much in line with the new sustainable development agenda that is going to be launched at the United Nations in September. This radical new agenda is already being called “Agenda 21 on steroids” because it goes so much farther than Agenda 21 ever did.

The new UN agenda does not just address the environment – it also addresses issues such as poverty, agriculture, education and gender equality. It is essentially a blueprint for governing the entire planet, and that sounds very much like what Pope Francis also wants."

The Pope to address global warning

Vatican Speaker on Climate Change:  The Earth Has 6 Billion Too Many People

US Catholics ready to follow Pope's 'marching orders' on climate change
"Religious leaders say pontiff’s call for action brings urgency to existing support for environmental measures in Obama administrations’s climate plan." "Within the US, the pope’s call for climate action brought an outpouring of support from religious leaders, environmental, social justice and public health groups, scientists, and Democrats."

Supreme Court declares nationwide right to same-sex marriage
"WASHINGTON (AP) -- Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden.  "No longer may this liberty be denied," said Justice Anthony Kennedy. The vote was narrow - 5-4 - but Kennedy's majority opinion was clear and firm: "The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry."

Obama's Iran deal falls on ominous Bible date
"When President Obama announced a “framework” nuclear agreement with Iran – which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns threatens the very existence of his nation – few noticed the significance of the date. On the Jewish calendar this year, April 1 coincided with Nisan 13, the date in history when a Persian king signed an agreement calling for the destruction of the Jews."

For an incredible display of God's Creation specific and unique to this decade, see Epic Epiphany at: