“For all of human history –at least a million years, according to NASA –this comet (Ison) has been heading towards the sun.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/comet-ison-if-it-survives-trip-around-the-sun-could-bring-spectacular-sky-show/2013/11/24/f544103a-53b6-11e3-a7f0-b790929232e1_story.html
Wow! Imagine that! From the farthest reaches of time and space – while, the human story was unfolding here on planet earth – Comet Ison has been making a steady trek across the universe arriving just in time for the very rare convergence of Thanksgiving and Chanukah. Something, which has happened only once before in the year 1888 and will not happen again ( so, we are told) for another 70,000 plus years or more. So, as you can see – this is an extremely rare event.
The history of comets is an interesting one. Long considered to be harbingers of doom and gloom, science has been working hard to restore their (comets) reputation. “Nothing to be concerned about”, they say. “Just another pretty light in the sky.” A photo-op for astronomy buffs and something to study for astronomers. But, like any other ancient tale – there is often a grain of truth (or more) hidden within these long-held myths and mythologies. For the ancients, (we are learning) were smarter – much smarter – than we often give them credit for particularly, when it comes to the Bible. Which begs the question – why now – and why these particular holidays?
Today November 27, in an image captured by NASA Comet Ison can be seen closing in on the sun. You can see its image on the lower right hand side of a photo captured in this article from CBS news. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/comet-ison-races-toward-thanksgiving-day-solar-flyby/
I find this to be particularly interesting because November 27 is also Kislev 24 on the Hebrew calendar. The same date mentioned as the ninth month and 24th day in the second chapter of Haggai; an obvious reference to end time events as noted below.
“The word of the Lord came to Haggai a second time on the 24th day of the (ninth) month. Tell Zerubbabel governor of Judah that I am going to shake the heavens and the earth. I will over turn royal thrones and shatter the power of the foreign kingdoms. I will over throw chariots and their drivers, horses and their riders will fall, each by the sword of his brother.” Haggai 2:20-22.
Yes, as Comet Ison prepares to round the sun on November 28, God (according to his word) is preparing to shake the heavens and the earth – and, to shatter the power of the foreign kingdoms.
But, how do we know that the 24th day of the ninth month refers to this particular year? Good question! We may not have – except for the appearance of Ison and the events surrounding this date.
Think of it this way. Chanukah and Thanksgiving; two holidays representing two specific groups of people - Americans and Jews (Israel to be specific) – converging on one date – November 28; this is an important clue and one that should not be dismissed.
For if Ison should survive its brush with the sun, it will emerge to shine brightly for the greater part of December. Providing in essence, the first candle of Chanukah - this time lit by the Lord himself in the heavens above! A stunning and sobering thought, when you consider that just four months later – another sign will appear in the heavens, this time a blood-red moon at Passover. The ominous sign for which Ison may have been sent to prepare us.
Just this past weekend, Secretary of State John Kerry made a deal with Iran that will virtually guarantee that nothing happens to their nuclear program. In fact, they were not only not chastised for their actions, they were rewarded. Money – big bucks – from us! Ah, Hitler should have had such a deal. A deal which will complete (if carried out) what the funny looking moustached German despot tried to do, but, failed. A deal, which believe it or not was already in the making on the twenty first day of the seventh month (Tishri 21 or September 25) as mentioned in Haggai chapter 2 verse one. We just didn’t know it at the time. From USA Today on September 25 -
Irans President at UN: New Iranian president Hasan Rouhani addressed the United Nations yesterday, saying his country is ready to engage in discussions over their nuclear program. He reasserted previous statements that the program is only meant for peaceful purposes, but offered to open the process to outside parties. While it was rumored the Rouhani may meet with President Obama, the two did not cross paths.
What we did not know until recently is that secret meetings with Iran via Valerie Jarrett, Senior advisor to the President had been taking place all along. And, now they have struck a deal. A very bad deal – for Israel and for the world – particularly America, for God will not fail to hold responsible those who have cunningly plotted to place her head (Israel) within the noose.
Friends, it is just 137 days between the first day of Chanukah and Comet Ison and Passover 2014 and the first of the blood red moons of the coming tetrad on April 14. I cannot say exactly what we can expect during this period of time. But, if Comet Ison makes its way around the sun on Friday intact, I think we had better look and prepare seriously for what’s ahead. The rapture could be very, very close.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper who love thee.” Psalm 122:6
Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy