The Year 2012:
The Mayan calander (not that we as Christians care about the Mayan calendar) long count that began Aug. 11,
3114 BC , will be completed Dec 2012, which will mark the end of the Mayan cycle of 5,126 years. On the winter soltice of
2012 the sun will align with the very center of the Milky Way for the first time in 26,000 years according to some. (Does the Bible really say that the earth is only 6,000 years old?
Read the page 'The Gap Theory' to find out). Some say that this means that whatever energy that typically streams
to the earth from the center of the Milky Way will be disrupted on Dec 21, 2012 at 11:11. Many claim that bad things will
happen at that time, including unusual sunspots and disruption on magnetic fields creating huge tidal waves, earthquakes,
really pulling at the earth, etc. Isaiah 13 says that the earth will tilt off its access. Some,
(I repeat ‘some’) scientists and others say that this is when Rev 16:17-20 will be fulfilled.
17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple
of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not
since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon
came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
I don't think it will be as bad as that sounds, and who cares about the Mayan canendar and what
the scientists say? However, we should pay attention to Biblical signs and what the prophets are saying. Let's
talk about some of the heavenly signs here:
The Sun and the Moon are Signs:
Gen 1:14 declares this right at the beginning:
14 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:
25 And there shall be signs in the sun , and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of
nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great
signs shall there be from heaven.
Could 2012 be when these things happen? I don’t know. I do know that the highly esteemed prophet John
Paul Jackson who is a seer of seers heard this reoccuring phrase while in prayer and in dreams: The woes of 2012!" I personally
believe John Paul Jackson is used of God for an 11th hour prophetic ministry. (I have listed some of John Paul's prophecies
at the link above: Important Future Prophetic Events). However, let’s discuss the year
The Year 2015:
First of all, it is necessary to understand scriputures such as Joel 2:31 The
sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
And Acts 2:19-20 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs
in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood,
before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
I believe that "great and terrible (notable) day of the Lord" is the Tribulation.
Let’s discuss the phrase "The sun will be darkened, and the
moon turned to blood" from a Rabbitical, Hebraic prospective:
Of course the sun could be darkened by smoke such as when Saddam blew up the oil wells in Kuwait. Chemicles
in the air can make the moon appear red. However, according to the Rabbis, the ones that study the Hebrew and that
knew what Joel meant, who have books that go back 2 to 3 thousand years, believe differently. They say that these are solar
and lunar total eclipses. A full moon can actuallly look red while in a total lunar eclipse.
The Jewish Talmud (a historical Jewish commentary) says, "When the moon is in eclipse it is a bad omen for
Israel. If the face of the moon is as red as blood it is a sign that the sword is coming to the world." Keep reading, it gets
The most eclipses that can happen in one year are 7 (both lunar and solar) and this happend twice in the 1900's:
on 1917 and again on 1973. Of course 1917 was the end of WW1 when the Balfour Declaration was signed and a homeland was established
for Israel in Palestine. In 1973 we had our first real oil embargo, there was famine in 28 countries, there was the Yom Kippur
war, Nixon was impeached and all the EU leaders were either having problems or stepping down, some of these things I believe
may be a shadow of things to come. These two years are both considered to be prophetic years.
Whenever you have FOUR CONSECUTIVE LUNAR ECLIPSES in a row it is considered a "Tetra". It almost never happens.
However, this happened over the period between 1948 and 1950 when Israel became a nation. The next time (and the last time)
that it happened was in 1967 and 1968, when of course Israel took Jerusalem in the 6-day war. Now remember, we (the U.S.)
are on a 365-day solar calendar, but Israel is on a LUNAR calendar, so what happens to the moon reflects Israel. Rev 12:1
hints at this. The woman in Revelation 12:1 is similar to Joseph’s vision in Genesis which I believe is Israel: Rev
12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun,
and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
According to Rabbitical terminology, when you first see the new moon, it is the moon being ‘born again’.
(Coming from darkness to light)!!! Yeah!
However, IT IS WHEN THESE FULL ECLIPSES HAPPEN ON THE ANCIENT JEWISH FEAST DAYS, that it is considered most
important. These are the feast days as ordained in the Old Testament of our Christian Bible.
This very rare event happened in 1996 with two full eclipses: one on Passover (April 3) and another on Feast
of Tabernacles (Sept 23) on the exact 3,000 year anniversary of Jerusalem from when King David took the city. The fact that
this happened on the first and last Feasts of the year seems maybe to signal some kind of prophetic fulfillment. Also there
was third lunar eclipse (90%) that happend 6 months after Tabernacles on the Feast of Purim, which is a lesser known feast
established in Esther’s time. Since 1996 there has been thousands of Israelites die in their own land at the hand of
the suicide, radical Islamics. Of course 9/11 was just down the road also.
The last time that 4 lunar blood eclipses (a "Tetra") all happened on Jewish Feast days was in 1493, the year
after the Jews were expelled from Spain (on the 9th of Av), and right after Columbus discovered America, and America became
a safe haven for the Jews. (By the way, Israel has had at least 8 major events all happen on the 9th of Av. No other nation
has ever experienced even 2 major events happening on the same day of the calendar. Events like this verify that Israel is
For the first time since 1493 a series of lunar eclipses are about to happen on Jewish Feast days. In 2015
the religious year will begin with a total solar eclipse followed 2 weeks later by a blood moon on Passover. The civil year
Rosh Hoshana (Trumpets) will begin with a total solar eclipse followed 2 weeks later with another total blood lunar eclipse
on the Feast of Tabernacles. In summation, there will be 4 total lunar eclilpses in a row on the following feast days: Passover
on April 15, 2014 and Tabernacles on Oct 8, 2014 and Passover on April 4, 2015 and Tabernacles on Sept 28, 2015, which is
a rare "Tetra"; and even more rarely, these lunar eclipses are on Feast days, not to mention they are COMBINED with solar
eclipses two weeks before two of the lunar eclipses: March 20, 2015 which is Nisan 1, the beginning of the religious New Year,
and Sept 13, 2015 which is the beginning of the civil year and also the Feast of Trumpets. Many Jewish Rabbis are looking
at this being the possible war of Gog & MaGog (Ez 38 & 39). This cosmic sign will probably mark a major even that
will happen to Israel in the next several years. Ps 19:1 The heavens declare the
glory of God ;
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of
nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for
the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption
Notice the above scripture: ‘when these things BEGIN to come
to pass, then look up’ for your redemption is drawing closer. It is time to LOOK
UP!!! Get ready!!! Get right and get real about Jesus!
The HaleBop Comet
The HaleBop Comet could be seen all through the year 1998, acutally appearing the brightest on March 22, 1997.
Pastor F. M. Riley pointed out that some astronomers have carefully calculated the comet's orbit to have last entered our
solar system 4,210 years ago, (as PSR Magazine of California also reported) right at the time of Noah and the flood! That
would make Hale-Bopp the "Noah" comet. 1998 is the Jewish year 5758, which converted to its equivalent Hebrew letters, means
"season of Noah" ! According to the ancient Jewish text Seder Olam Rabah, the comet's previous appearance was approximately
the same year that Noah began building the ark, and Noah saw it. Luke 17:26 And
as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
A Black Hole in the Shape of a Cross in the WhirlPool Galaxy
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give
her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth
mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Is not the ‘Cross’ considered a ‘sign’ for Jesus? There is a black hole in the shape
of a cross that has been discovered in the middle of the Whirlpool Galaxy, first mentioned as seen through the Hubble telescope
in 1992. I found a picture of it on the internet at this site: http://www.his-forever.com/celestial_cross.htm This is not the ‘sign’ that the scripture above (Matt 24:30)
is talking about, but it is good fodder for thought.
This info is just barely touchin the surface of all the heavenly signs that have been taking place, especially
since 1992. Information such as this can be gleaned from known, established prophetic evangelists such as Perry Stone, Bill
Cloud, and others, who have studied the Bible intensely for decades through a Jewish perspective.
THE SIGN OF THE GRAND CROSS
Prior to the new millennium, a total solar eclipse over the Middle East was interpreted by some as a sign
of the time of the end. On August 11, 1999, a total solar eclipse occurred over Israel. In Europe and the Middle East, from
start to finish, it lasted from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., about three hours. At the time of the eclipse, four planets-Mars,
Saturn, Jupiter, and Uranus-were positioned in such a manner that, if a person were to draw an invisible line from one planet
to another, it would form an X-shaped cross.
Called a "Grand Cross," this unique sign becomes more interesting when you consider the time in which the
eclipse and the positioning of these four planets occurred. Christian astronomers point out that on Passover, April 28 in
A.D. 28, the same four planets were in a similar position to form a Grand Cross. Some scholars believe this was the time of
the crucifixion. Most Christians know from the Bible that there was an eclipse at the time of crucifixion, as also recorded
by the historian Josephus.
If April 28 in A.D. 28 is the first day, and we move forward using the ancient 360 day a year prophetic calendar,
then 2,000 years later (720,000 days) the date is August 11, 1999, the same day the three-hour eclipse occurred from 12:00
p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The New Testament notes that as Christ hung on the cross, there was darkness upon the earth for three hours,
from the sixth to the ninth hour (Luke 23:44). This was from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Both days fell on a Wednesday. (I do
not have space here to explain why the prophetic year has 360 days).
One of Bill Cloud’s secular Muslim friends in Jerusalem told him that Muslims living in Jerusalem and
the West Bank fell into great fear when this eclipse occurred. Many remained locked in their homes, praying. Some who were
very illiterate believed this was a sign the world was coming to an end and the day of judgement was about to arrive. Other
Muslims believe a tradition that a time of great darkness will precede the day of judgement.
How interesting it is that the sign of the Grand Cross, a unique positioning of four planets, was seen in
darkness as the sun was hidden for three hours, stretching from the Middle East into Europe! The next day, August 12, 1999,
the new moon was visible at sunset. This first day of Elul on the Hebrew calendar begins a period of 40 days of repentance
that concludes on Yom Kipper, the Day of Atonement.
Perhaps the eclipse was a reminder of the darkness the earth would enter, and the Grand Cross was a reminder
that our faith in the Cross of Christ is our only solution. The answer for humanity is to repent of sins and accept the redemptive
work of Christ. A month later, Israel celebrated its New Year on September 11, 1999.