Another End-Times Sign Occurring: Revelation 12 In The Skies Above Us (Revised 3/15/2017)
By Jesse Wanskasmith
Revelation 12:1 Then I witnessed in heaven an event of great significance. I saw a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2 She was pregnant, and she cried out because of her labor pains and the agony of giving birth.
3 Then I witnessed in heaven another significant event. I saw a large red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, with seven crowns on his heads. 4 His tail swept away one-third of the stars in the sky, and he threw them to the earth. He stood in front of the woman as she was about to give birth, ready to devour her baby as soon as it was born.
5 She gave birth to a son who was to rule all nations with an iron rod. And her child was snatched away from the dragon and was caught up to God and to his throne. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where God had prepared a place to care for her for 1,260 days.
February 1st, 2017, Revised March 15th, 2017
This 2nd Edition article will recap the first printing of the Revelation 12 sign for readers who missed it. It is important to revisit this as it appears this sign bears serious consideration as a ‘Sign of the Times.’
The prophetic circles have been talking recently about the latest sign of the times – Revelation 12. While in Patmos, John received a vision which he documented in Rev 12. He described a sign in the heavens that correlated with several end-times prophetic events including: the rise of a ruler immediately prior to the Tribulation period, a time when Israel will stand on its own, an astronomical phenomenon that brings widespread destruction, the birth of a man-child who will rule the Earth with an iron rod and a time when God’s children are ‘caught-up unto God’ (Rev 12:5).
One interpretation of the sign of Revelation 12 verse 1 to 2 is that the sign is currently occurring. From November 20th, 2016 to September 9, 2017. The king planet, Jupiter, will remain the womb of the constellation Virgo for 42 weeks, the standard term of a pregnancy. This coming fall, the heavenly sign of the woman (Virgo) will give birth to Jupiter while the woman will be “clothed with the sun” above her, a “crown of twelve stars on her head” will form by a 3-planetary alignment with the 9 stars of Leo, and lastly, the moon will be new signifying the end of the Jewish year 5777 – “with the moon beneath her feet” on the 23rd of September 2017 completing the sign.
Doesn’t this sign appear regularly in the heavens?
All of the below astronomical criteria must be met in order for this sign to appear:
- The moon is at the feet of Virgo once every 19 years and will be at its apex of the cycle.
- Jupiter passes through Virgo once every 12 years and once every 83 years goes into retrograde in the womb of Virgo. This culmination began on December 25th, 2016 and completes on August 8th, 2017.
- The sun moves through Virgo once a year.
- The planet Venus is aligned to Regulus, the king star, and Leo, forming a bright conjunction Star which also formed around 3BC. This forms the 12-star crown above the head.
This is the only occurrence of this sign since August 5th, 3915 BC, about the time of Adam.
(Updated 2/20/2017: Prinsloo, “And there Appeared a Great Wonder” 2015; Watch for the Day, “The Great Sign of Revelation 12 occurs in 2017;” Pastor Cioccolanti, Discover Ministries, Glen Waverley VIC, Australia; Steven Sewell, Heavenly Sign 2017.com with validated data; [Editor’s Note: Identify the sign yourself using the Stellarium software setting your date to -3914 BC and location as Israel.])
Why would an astronomical phenomenon be in the bible?
In Genesis 1:14, God defines that the lights in the heavens “divide the day from night,” are for “signs” and are for “seasons.” Jaco Prinsloo, who has studied prophesy for more than 25 years wrote “And there Appeared a Great Wonder” an ebook on the Revelation 12 sign and his most recent work, “God’s Roadmap to the End,” both help explain why we should pay attention to heavenly signs. Prinsloo points out, “The primary purpose assigned to the celestial bodies is to act as God’s timepiece in signaling and marking God’s appointed times…”
Gen 1:14 (Interlinear) 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 [‘owth, Strongs #226, sign, signal, a distinguishing mark, banner, remembrance, miraculous sign, omen, warning], and for seasons, and for days, and years:
So there is a sign, what does it mean?
Rev 12:4 talks about something we need to take note of. The Great Red Dragon, “…stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered…” This describes a Near Earth Object (NEO) that many are attributing to Planet X or Nibiru as it is more commonly called. A consideration here is that: In 2015, there was a flurry of reports about Planet X on the Main Stream Media, when The Astronomical Journal published data about a 9th planet potential. Although their data doesn’t correspond to a 2017 arrival, it points out that we haven’t reached a totality in our knowledge of our own solar system. Three points of argument should be presented here to help understanding why this should be considered a viable manifestation of Gods plan.
1- A NEO is the most likely explanation of Revelation 12 and Revelation 8’s effects on Earth from a planetary perspective. There are many correlations to a NEO approaching Earth, and Prinsloo proposed that for Revelation 12 to be accurate, the NEO would have to block the visible sign between September 8th, 2017, and September 23rd, 2017. Rev 12:4 goes on, “His tail swept away one-third of the stars in the sky, and he threw them to the earth.” Coincidently, this prophesy corresponds to Rev 8:7, the 1st Trumpet of the 7th Seal.
Rev 8:7 The first angel blew his trumpet, and hail and fire mixed with blood were thrown down on the earth. One-third of the earth was set on fire, one-third of the trees were burned, and all the green grass was burned.
2- Nibiru has been publically acknowledged, as first reported by the Washington Post in 1983, but that acknowledgement was quickly hidden. A media blackout on any further reporting has occurred since then, except in an attempt to discredit the possibility. Some attribute the recent visits by several global figures to the South pole in the last year for the purpose of observation of this object at the location best suited for infrared telescopes.
Tim McHyde, who wrote a 2012 e-book called Know The Future, also agrees that Nibiru is a Biblically supported theory. Mike Brown, who discovered dwarf planet 2003 UB313 Eris, said, as reported by McHyde, the reason it “was not discovered sooner was because it orbits 45 degrees off the ecliptic which is an area less searched by astronomers.” In order to view this object, one would have to be on the South Pole if it was to be viewed 90 degrees to the horizon. David Morrison, Director of Space & Astrobiology at NASA’s Ames Research Center agreed any objects approach from the poles could ‘blindside’ Earth, speaking before Congress on the threat of cosmic impacts. McHyde goes on, “All this, in conjunction with the science establishment’s cover-up, gives the coming object the conditions needed to blindside the majority of Earth’s inhabitants.”
3- God’s specific plan about End-Times has not been fully revealed, but we are told that God would impress wisdom to those who seek it (Mat 13:12). It’s also likely that as we get closer to the time of Christ, knowledge will increase and greater understanding will come. Is that occurring around us and does it need to be recognized and not ridiculed?
Dan 12:4 But you, Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal up the book until the time of the end, when many will rush here and there, and knowledge will increase.
Are there other references to these signs and effects in the Bible?
The Bible has several references to astronomical phenomena. One occurred at the death of Jesus on the cross in Matthew 27 when three hours of darkness and an earthquake could have been accounted for by a previous passing of Nibiru. Four secular historians in other parts of Europe also reported this same phenomenon on the same day (Prinsloo, 2015).
Mat 27:45 At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock.
Mat 27:50 Then Jesus shouted out again, and he released his spirit. 51 At that moment the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, rocks split apart, 52 and tombs opened.
Jesus was very specific to those that were listening that the signs would manifest in such a way as to be recognized.
Mat 16:1 One day the Pharisees and Sadducees came to test Jesus, demanding that he show them a miraculous sign from heaven to prove his authority. 2 He replied, “You know the saying, ‘Red sky at night means fair weather tomorrow; 3 red sky in the morning means foul weather all day.’ You know how to interpret the weather signs in the sky, but you don’t know how to interpret the signs of the times!
Luke 21:25 “And there will be strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And here on earth the nations: will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides. 26 People will be terrified at what they see coming upon the earth, for the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 27 Then everyone will see the Son of Man coming on a cloud with power and great glory.28 So when all these things begin to happen, stand and look up, for your salvation is near!”
This eclipse could not have occurred as a result of the moon obscuring the sun. The fact that this sign occurred on Passover which falls on the 14th day of the first month of Israel’s lunar calendar, means that the moon was full and on the wrong side of the earth – unable to cause a solar eclipse. In fact, as previously mentioned, there was a lunar eclipse on the eve of Passover which completely rules out the possibility of a solar eclipse by the moon in the same 24-hour period. We also know that the maximum time of a full solar eclipse caused by the moon can last no longer than about 7 minutes. The only reasonable explanation for this 3-hour long eclipse would then be a rogue planet of a vast size passing between the sun and earth. This would also explain the many earthquakes that occurred around the world at this time. The fact that nobody saw the celestial object, but only the effect that it had on the sun’s light which did not reach the earth for a period of 3 hours, would match the reports from NASA and the article in the Washington Post, where it is stated that the object does not give off light and can only be observed in the infrared spectrum. NASA also stated that the object has a massive magnetic/gravitational effect, based on the fact that the orbits of Neptune and Uranus were shown to be perturbed. This same object was most likely responsible for the 3-hour eclipse and the earthquakes that were recorded during Jesus’ crucifixion. Today [this object] is headed for one final and most destructive encounter with the earth in the very near future according to God’s Word.
Why hasn’t this been recognized by the Church if these are the End-Times?
It’s important for readers of these articles to understand that the signs being discussed here have only recently, within the last few years, been recognized by the Christian community. Disseminating these signs has been a life-long journey for some. The signs being seen today have generated renewed interest in the prophetic, and assistance is needed in validating and confirming these signs.
There are numerous interpretations of Daniel’s 70th-week, and when the weeks begin or began. It’s common for Christians to apply their own understanding to discredit others’ understanding which ultimately reduces their own understanding. That is why it is paramount that each Christian take the time to do their own research and pray about their understanding. Particularly in this period of time, God is revealing these things just as the Bible said they would be: “keep this prophecy a secret; seal up the book until the time of the end, when many will rush here and there, and knowledge will increase” (Dan 12:4).
2 Cor 4:4 Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.
This author is seeking to provide the most credible, practical and most obvious information available on End-Times or Christian Eschatology studies. All of this information is freely available and is not the doctrine of one person or one organization. All of the prophetic signs of the past year alone should sound the alarm in the Christian community. Why isn’t it, is a serious and complex question. I, as the Managing Editor of The Mountain, attribute this lack of understanding to three sources:
- The Church is being led by false teachers who are not teaching what Revelation 1:3 said, “God blesses the one who reads the words of this prophecy to the church, and he blesses all who listen to its message and obey what it says, for the time is near.”
- God is blinding those Christians as stated in 2 Thes 2:10, “So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies.”
- Satan is orchestrating a deception on the scale never seen before in human history reaching into the hearts of the elect and intertwined into our society so densely (Eph 2:2) that only God can free one from its breath.
WHY IS THIS IS HAPPENING?
Tim McHyde touches on what we should be watchful for and spiritually prepared for.
“We left off above tracing the Olivet Discourse’s parallel to Revelation 6 in Matthew 24:6 (equated with the 2nd seal). Verse 7 mentions nation against nation (WWIII), famine and earthquakes (the 6th seal – 4th trumpet). However, verse 8 says “all these things are the beginning of sorrows” leaving a doubt as to whether the sorrows includes the first five seals, too. If they do then we have been having 2000 years of birth pains, which does not make much sense given a woman only has birth pains for at most a few days at the end of her nine-month pregnancy.
“Thankfully, the Olivet Discourse is not exclusive to Matthew, but recorded also in Mark and Luke. In cases like this, it is important to check all the parallel passages before drawing conclusions. If you look at them (Mk 13:3-13; Lk 21:7- 19), note that Mark and Luke both delineate the period of wars and rumors of wars when “the end is not yet/will not be at once” (Mk 13:7=Lk 21:9) from the beginning of sorrows/birth pangs period in the next verse. Luke adds that the world war, famine and earthquakes everywhere include “fearful events and awful signs from heaven” (Lk 21:11). This clinches it that the beginning of sorrows/birth pains refers to WWIII and the coming of Wormwood [Nibiru] at the 6th seal and does not include our time before that. In other words, rather than us already being in the birth pains for nearly 2000 years now, they do not begin until late in the first half of the 70th week, lasting at most five years.”
A number of questions arise if this the fulfillment of the Revelation 12 sign, including:
- Does this explain when the Rapture would occur? This is being addressed in the “Revelation 12 and the Rapture” Article
- Is Israel the woman?
- Will Satan will be cast to Earth?
- When will the Anti-Christ come?
- Does Nibiru explain the global events the 6th Seal, 7th Seal, 1st Trumpet – 4th Trumpet?
- Do we need to prepare for an interaction between Earth and an extra-planetary system (Nibiru)?
This sign is not just a mere occurrence. It brings with it the likelihood that these questions will begin to be answered as we get closer to August and September 2017.
Micah 5:3 (Interlinear) Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth [Yalad, Strong #3205, of child birth – Possibly This Fall 2017] hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.
As Christians we need to take heed of these signs and transform our lives to be ready for the changes coming ahead. The Revelation 12 sign is the only celestial sign described in the Bible in this much detail. Many have interpreted the sign as an indicator that Nibiru will make an appearance and bring with it the 6th and 7th seals of Revelation. God has made this sign readily visible and identifiable. It’s your responsibility as a Christian to ask God what he wants you to understand and therefore if you need to prepare. If the three wise men in Jesus’s day recognized the sign in the sky that a King was to be born (Numbers 24:17), why can’t we recognize the signs in which God was clear would precede the time of Christ’s return?
The Following Articles from The Mountain also address these questions:
The Fall Feasts of 2017, Revelation 12 and the Rapture (Coming March 2017)