Will the Supernova Affect Our World?
For starters, there won't be quite the need for street-lights that we now have. Any normal person will be asking whether there will be any dangers that we should be aware of. People will be speculating about radiation. Actually, our magnetic field and the ozone layer will protect us from the initial burst. Scientists are aware of Betelgeuse's potential for imminent explosion, but aren't concerned because the poles of the star aren't pointed in our direction. When a star goes supernova, it gives off a Gamma Ray Burst (GRB) along the line of the polar axis, with the potential to produce devastation for anything that lies along that line for 3,000 light years.
When this event comes to pass, there will be a million questions and people will be in great fear, simply because this will be something completely new. Scientists believe that they have the answers, but there are still avenues of study that have yet to be fully explored. One in particular is the study of neutrinos. These enigmatic sub-atomic particles have little or no mass and appear not to have any reaction to the matter through which they so readily pass. In fact, every second 50 trillion solar neutrinos are passing through your body as you read these words.
At the same time that the light from the supernova reaches us, there will also be a neutrino burst that will only last in the tens of seconds. Though this burst will pass harmlessly through us, it will also be arriving at the core of the Sun. Neutrinos are a by-product of nuclear fusion and they are also catalysts to nuclear fusion. The mathematics so far are that it would require a supernova to occur closer than 100 light years away to have any significant effect. What if we don't need a significant effect? What if we only need what amounts to a temporary hiccup?
Heating up the core of the Sun and disrupting its magnetic field could result in the type of problem that you see inRev. 16:8-9 "And the 'Fourth Angel' poured out his Vial upon the Sun; and power was given unto him (the Sun) to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these Plagues; and they repented not to give Him glory."
Another possible effect on the Earth could be stimulated by a sudden surge in the Sun's magnetic field. As the Earth's own magnetic field has reduced by 15% over the last century and a half, our weakened magnetic field might be disrupted. Such a disruption might allow strong solar and cosmic radiation to reach us. It might also cause instability in the Earth's crust, triggering volcanoes and earthquakes. This is all very speculative, but soon it will become obvious the mechanisms by which these events will have been triggered.
The Man of Sin Revealed
It's at this time that there will be great upheaval in society. Humanity will be seeking leaders who have the answers, or at least give the perception of having the answers. Unless you recognise the signs of the times, you too might be deceived by opportunists who are more than happy to take advantage of a populace that is in total confusion.
The Coming of the Messiah, the Man of Salvation will be right at the point when it appears that we are all about to be destroyed. Before that is the final battle known as Armageddon. The battleground is already in place. Most of the participants are prepared. Due to confusion about the true interpretation, the world is looking to the wrong location. Read the final chapter and you will be convinced to look elsewhere. The place is Mount Hermon which includes the Golan Heights. They are already in the news and the territory has been in contention for decades.
If Orion is no longer visible, what are the implications?
If the most conspicuous symbol of Christ disappears from the heavens, what can we deduce? Our Saviour has promised to return. If symbolically, He has left Heaven, He is surely soon to return in glory, but first there are other events that must take place first. The message is clear that we must be prepared. Isaiah 13:10 “For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.” At the same time that Orion ceases to be visible, there will also be signs in the sun and the moon.
What does the Sun represent?
In the Bible, the Sun is mentioned quite a lot, usually in the context of its rising and setting. The first reference to any symbolism is in Joseph’s dream that is recorded in Genesis 37:9. In that, the sun is representative of his father. One symbolism of the Sun is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The aspect of the Sun that Satan would want to access is its representation of the everlasting Throne of David.
Psalm 89: 2-4, 29, 36-37 (KJV) “ 2…thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens. 3I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant, 4Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah. 29His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven. 36His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me. 37It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.” The very last thing that Jesus addresses directly to the Churches in Rev 22:16 is “..I am the root and the offspring of David..” The throne of David which is sworn to all generations belongs to Jesus. That vow is represented by the Sun. Therefore, when Venus passes before the sun on June 6th 2012, this is a conjunction which as we know is a time when energies are claimed to be exchanged and the characteristics of the one meld with the characteristics of the other. The concept of exchange is a Biblical principle, though that’s usually associated with a covenant. 2 Corinthians 8:9 “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” Lucifer, through his cunning and guile, will be attempting to usurp the everlasting throne of David by what can be described as a form of cosmic osmosis by attempting to misuse the godly principle of covenant exchange. Cursa: At exactly the same date on which Venus transits the sun, it is in perfect conjunction with the star named Cursa (or Kursa) which happens to be the star at the beginning of the constellation of Eridanus, translated as “the river of life”. Eridanus flows out from the right of Orion near his feet, once again supporting the godly symbolism of Orion as Christ. Rev. 22:1 “And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.” Venus/Lucifer, while making a move on the Throne of David is simultaneously conjoining himself to the River of Life.
Eridanus– the River of Life: If you think that Eridanus looks like a Greek word, you’d be right. Eridanus is the Greek name for the Jordan River. Here’s another wonderful “coincidence”. Orion, from whom the river of life flow is, as we know, a symbol of Jesus Christ. In Hebrew, the name Jesus is Yeshua, which also means Joshua. Joshua too was a mighty man who had the Jordan before him. While still in the desert with Moses, he was there when the serpent had to be dealt with. When Joshua led the people across the River Jordan, it was symbolic of baptism, which we know is representative of death of the old sin nature and resurrection into new life. Christ too was baptized in the Jordan. We can see how powerful this symbol is. While Cursa is “The River of Life”, there is a dichotomy because it is also “The River of the Judge.” Daniel 7:9-10 says, I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgement was set, and the books were opened.” Coincidentally (once again) the star at the end of the constellation Eridanus is called Achernar. This star happens to be the hottest stable star that is visible to the naked eye. As well, it is the flattest because of it's incredibly fast rate of rotation. Achernar spins so rapidly that its equatorial diameter is more than 50% greater than its polar diameter. The name comes from the Arabic آخر النهر ākhir an-nahr "river's end". It may be “river's end” but symbolically it might also spell the end of the road for those who reject God. It seems somehow appropriate that at the end of the “River of Judgement” lies the hottest place in the visible heavens. What better emblem could there be of Hell, Hades, Sheol? It is often called the loneliest star because it is farthest removed from the nearest bright star of greater than Magnitude 3. The parallel on Earth is the end of the Jordan River is the Dead Sea. There is no need to comment on the obvious symbolism. How can it be that Eridanus can represent two apparently contradictory positions? Using the example of the Jordan River, we saw how the Israelites had to pass through the river to inherit the Promise. Those who passed through found it to be “the River of Life”. There were those who failed to inherit the Blessing and missed the benefits. To them, in hindsight, it was “the River of Judgement.” Currently, Lucifer knows that he is a partaker of the judgement facet of the river. This simultaneous conjunction with The Sun (the Throne of David) and Eridanus (the River of Life) would be seen by him as an opportunity for him to seize power in Heaven, having restored his status to that of one who has partaken of the waters of life, thereby entitling him access to the Kingdom of Heaven. The Final Straw It's at this point that God, who has allowed Satan to progress this far, can no longer restrain His righteous anger as in Isa. 42:14 "For a long time I have kept silent, I have been quiet and held myself back. But now, like a woman in childbirth, I cry out, I gasp and pant.”
2 Thess. 2:8 “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:” This I believe will be demonstrated right on time by the Betelgeuse Supernova for all to see. Some time later (no more than a handful of years), Jesus will return in the flesh and fulfil this prophecy literally on the Earth.
This is the point in history that heralds the events that must be fulfilled prior to the final Battle of Armageddon just prior to the Second Coming. Although Lucifer/Venus will have been humiliated, he continues on his course. Venus will continue on its course on to the Hyades.
Final stop– The Hyades star group including Aldebaran “the follower” From Wikipaedia: “The Hyades, translated as “rain bringers” is the nearest open cluster to the Solar System and one of the best-studied of all star clusters. At a distance of 151 light years, it consists of a roughly spherical group of 300 to 400 stars that share the same age, place of origin, chemical content, and motion through space. From the perspective of observers on Earth, the Hyades Cluster appears in the constellation Taurus, where its brightest stars form a "V" shape along with the still brighter red giant Aldebaran. However, Aldebaran is completely unrelated to the Hyades, as it is located much closer to Earth (hence its apparent brightness) and merely happens to lie along the same line of sight. Aldebaran (α Tau, α Tauri), is the brightest star in the constellation Taurus and one of the brightest stars in the night-time sky. The name Aldebaran is derived from Arabic signifying "the follower", as it appears to follow the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters in the sky. Because of its location in the head of Taurus, it has historically been called the Bull's Eye.” The Hyades and the Pleiades are inextricably linked and are unambiguous symbols of Christian believers. The Greeks believed that the rising and setting of the Hyades star cluster were always attended with rain. The meaning of Hyades as “rain-bringers” may also be a reference to the latter rain which results in “the precious fruit of the earth” (James 5:7). It is therefore highly significant that Venus will appear to stand still in the midst of the Hyades in and around June 27th 2012. The Devil goes to church every week and his purpose is to kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10). But by this time, the judgement will already have been served upon the Adversary, but this was his intention. Nahum 1:2 “God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.” 2 Corinthians 11:2 “For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.” The Journey's End Although Venus will be outshone and virtually invisible, it will continue on its regular orbit, travelling westward. This planet, now insignificant because of the brightness of the new Morning Star, will continue into relative obscurity. This event leads into the most exciting time in human history, leading up to the great Battle of Armageddon.
Isaiah 13:10 “For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.” After the supernova, the highlighted part of the verse is a result. What we're looking for are solar and lunar eclipses. Whereas a supernova is an extremely rare event, solar and lunar eclipses are incredibly common in comparison. It would be difficult to place too much weight on an eclipse unless it had some unusual or spectacular timing. The time-line that would be needed and expected according to the predicted events would involve an eclipse within two to three years of the 6th of June, 2012.
According to the NASA website, there is an eclipse within that time-frame. Actually, there are 6. It has been discovered that in the years 2014 and 2015 there will be two solar eclipses and four lunar eclipses, all of them occurring on Jewish Holy Days!- http://www.triumphpro.com
The Lunar eclipses break down as follows:
Passover April 15, 2014
Feast of Tabernacles October 8, 2014
Passover April 4, 2015
Feast of Tabernacles September 28, 2015
The two Solar eclipses connected with God’s Holy Days in 2014-2015 occur:
Adar 29/Nisan 1(New Year) March 20, 2015
Feast of Trumpets September 13, 2015
Says J. R. Church, in a letter accompanying the Prophecy in the News May 2008 magazine issue, “Four lunar eclipses occurring on the Feast of Tabernacles and Passover in two successive years are phenomenal. But add to them two solar eclipses on the two days that open the Jewish year– Adar 29/Nisan1, just two weeks before Passover, and Tishri 1 (Rosh Hashannah) – is uncanny. On each of these six Jewish Holy Days, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give her light.”
If this pattern isn't sufficient to gain our attention, I don't know what is. By then, many of the great prophecies that accompany these signs will be falling into place. However, there will be sceptics as prophesied in (II Pet.3:3-4) “Scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying,‘Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation”.
Note: Those with knowledge of the Hebrew calendar will recognise that Jewish New Year falls in September-October. However, the Jews have 2 new years. Nisan (or Nissan) (Hebrew:נִיסָ Nisan Tiberian Nîsān) is the first month of the ecclesiastical year and the seventh month (eighth, in a leap year) of the civil year, on the Hebrew calendar. This explains Adar 29 / Nisan 1 being referred to as a new year. It is the date that the Old Testament refers to when it speaks of the first month. The next event to be concerned about is discussed in the next chapter. The Second Coming
As much as I have tried to avoid giving any opinion as to the likely date of the Second Coming, my research into the mathematics behind the various cycles has led me to come to certain conclusions that I must warn are highly speculative. However, the question continues to arise. Jesus is associated with the year of Jubilee. In fact, He is our jubilee.
Many commentators have attempted to extrapolate the jubilee dates according to the ancient dates. The fact is that the jubilees ceased when the Jewish people ceased to inhabit the land. The last one that was celebrated was no later than 122 BC. When Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD, the matter was finally put to rest. It is only when the Jewish people fully inhabited the land that the jubilee could be reinstaed. Immediately, one thinks of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. However, Israel wasn't yet complete. The holy city Jerusalem and the holy mountain Hermon (both being referred to as Mount Zion) were still in the hands of Israel's enemies.
It was these enemies who included Egypt, Syria and Jordan with the help of surrounding Muslim states that attacked Israel in the 1967 war that lasted from June 5-10. During these 6 days, Israel comprehensively defeated their foes, in the processgaining control of the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights.
Just as the jubilee count started when the Israelites entered Canaan in 1472 BC, the jubilee has started for Israel in 1967 when they finally took control of the entire land. Interestingly, 1967 marked the 50th anniversary of the Balfour agreement that was signed on 2 November, 1917. “The declaration was made in a letter from Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Baron Rothschild (Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild), a leader of the British Jewish community. The letter reflected the position of the British Cabinet, as agreed upon in a meeting on 31 October 1917, which is that same date as the decisive Battle of Beersheba [involving the Australian Light Horse and British troops] in what was then Palestine. 2 November, is widely commemorated in Israel and among Jews in the Jewish diaspora as Balfour Day. This day is also observed as a day of mourning in Arab countries still today.” - Wikipaedia
The defeat of Turkish troops in Palestine in 1917 was the 400th anniversary of Ottoman rule which began in 1517. The Muslim control of Palestine for those 400 years is certainly the period that was prophesied in Genesis 15:13 “And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;”. The Ottoman Empire (renamed Turkey in 1922) had a reputation for brutality which was carried through right to the very end. At the end of World War I, Greeks were settled along the coast-line leading up to the entrance of the Dardanelles. In the Greek-Turkish war of 1919-22, the Turks drove the Greek minority into the sea, including women and children. They have been involved in genocide of other minorities including Kurds and Armeniens.
One of the provisions of the Jubilee is that land that has been sold or mortgaged during the forty-nine years after any jubilee year reverts back to the original owner at the following jubilee. The promise for an Israeli homeland was made in 1917. Part of the land was given to them in 1948. God has ensured the return of the balance in 1967. The clock has been re-set. The end of the next fifty years is in 2017. If as postulated, 1967 was the start of a new Jubilee cycle, the period would start on Yom Kippur after 49 full years and at the start of the 50th year. The start date would therefore be 12th October, 2016, finishing on 30th September, 2017.
We have seen that Jesus' first appearance was at the end of the fiftieth year from a transit year. Could it be that His second appearing will also be in the fiftieth year from the last jubilee?