This post updates my earlier, Google and the Dragon of Revelation 2017. Google Sky has the image I show below – but it is partially hidden behind some blacked out pixels. The unblocked image is from NASA’s Skyview. The object is not visible to the naked eye, but is only visible in infrared.
Why do we care? It looks like a dragon! But this is not any dragon. This is an image associated with the return of Christ and the end of the world, from Revelation, chapter 12. The dragon lies at the knees of the constellation Virgo as though it were awaiting the birth of the King (Jupiter, so it is is said). The story depicted actually begins three and a half years before the return of Christ.
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: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. (Rev. 12:1-5)
Every year in the fall, the constellation Virgo is clothed with the sun as the sun passes in front of it as seen from earth, and the moon will pass beneath her feet once or twice in its 30 day cycle. But in 2017, with Jupiter in Virgo’s womb representing the man child who is to be king, and the great red dragon that Google is trying to hide at her knees, folks are all excited. Google adding a sense of conspiracy to it all only fans the flames.
The dragon-like object has been in this vicinity in the heavens for some years. Google made it famous by blocking it out, which occurred in 1982. How long it was there before that, we don’t know. Hundreds of years? Millions? Assuming they did this intentionally (what are the odds of it being random?) one would think they would have blocked it entirely. It gives the appearance that it is creeping out from behind the black pixels. It is coming for us! But when will it get us? In 2017?
As we have said so far, in 2017 we have Jupiter. Jupiter normally travels very slowly from west to east, except for 4 months out of every 13 when it reverses direction. Beginning on August 27, 2016 it entered Virgo, where it will remain for a bit over 400 days. It is moving eastward and will exit Virgo “out the birth canal” during the fall of 2017. One cannot put a date on that since the exact boundaries of the constellation Virgo are imaginary.
To fulfill the sign, the moon must be at the feet of Virgo. This gives more specific dates: September 23-25, October 22-24, or November 21-23. So I’m watching for that dragon. I doubt that the sign is fulfilled this year, however.
Here is Jupiter on September 23, 2017 —>
The piece in the puzzle that we lack so far for 2017 is the crown of twelve stars on the head of the woman. Daniel Matson, of Signs of the End, pointed out a few years ago that in the fall of 2017 the three planets Mars, Venus, and Mercury would be congregating above the head of Virgo. And with Jupiter exiting her womb, he declared that this would not happen again for at least 150 years. This got him to thinking that if he added the 3 planets to the “9” stars in that are always above the head of Virgo, then he could say this fulfilled the “crown of twelve stars”, and joila!, the sign is complete!
However, Dr. Danny Faulk points out some problems. First he says, the words “great wonder” in the passage above are not really fulfilled by a planetary alignment we can’t see because it is behind the sun, plus a dragon face we can’t see except through a satellite camera using infrared filters. Is all mankind looking up at this great and ominous aerial display? No. No one is really noticing it except the prophecy buffs and those that hope to sell books and other media to them. We can’t see any of it … except the sun. It looks like a normal sunny day.
On the other hand, if the dragon becomes visible to the naked eye whilst Jupiter exits Virgo via the birth canal and “into” the mouth of the dragon, then you have my attention.
Faulk continues that the sign of the 12 stars in the crown of Virgo is not fulfilled in the 2017 alignments. The theory that it is fulfilled requires the constellation Leo, which is above Virgo’s head, to have 9 principle stars so that adding the three planets Mercury, Venus, and Mars makes 12. While the planets are indeed present in the fall of 2017, the constellation, according to astronomer Dan, has 10 or more principle stars depending on who you reference – never 9.
I also have my doubts that fulfillment of the sign must coincide exactly with fulfillments of the events described by the sign. I thought that the sign was fulfilled in 2011, indicating that we are (and we are) rapidly moving into times when these events are likely to unfold.
Whether the events are coincident with the sign or not, and whether we saw the sign in 2011, are seeing it in 2017, or will see it in the future, here is what will be happening when as it is fulfilled:
She brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. … (Rev 12:5,6)
The woman here is the Christian Church or a portion of it, as you will see confirmed in the continuation of the passage, below. She flees to the wilderness and remains there for three and a half years while the whole world, taken over by a genocidal madness, seeks to erase her from memory. Presently we see no such movement into the wilderness, and the world is only just beginning to enter the madness of thought control.
And the great dragon was cast out (of heaven), that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. …
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. … (Rev 12:9-17)
This is the way antichrist behaves during the second half of his seven year rule. During the first three and a half years, he is the big schmoozer. At this point – the mid-point of his reign, he realizes that the true Church is not buying his lies, but is instead being spiritually caught up into heaven. I do not take this as the rapture, although some would. He then consolidates his power, declaring himself to be God; and he begins to persecute the Church.
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. … And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. … (Rev 12:9 – 13:8)
This Luciferian entity does not work alone. There is a second beast, masquerading as a Christian (a lamb) but speaking as a dragon, who acts as a false prophet or priest directing the world to worship the first beast.
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he … causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound (by a sword) was healed. (Rev 13:11, and see Rev. 17:8) …
We see here a great world-class “christian” leader – like the pope – who will be touting a charismatic world leader as the savior of mankind. He may begin doing this some years before this false savior begins his seven year reign. Whenever he starts, he will be in full swing by the time the man child is caught up and the woman flees.
In the next passage we learn that the deadly wound is not a literal sword-wound to the head of a single individual. By this time in the passage, the first beast has been seen as a dynastic historical presence rising from the sea of humanity. It is a dynasty which has been destroyed by the sword, but miraculously returns to power:
I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast (a leopard/bear/lion/dragon) rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. … And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. (Rev 13:1-3)
A dynastic power typically has a king at its head; and this will be no different. It is the false priest who requires all the world to worship this king.
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
See the meaning of the number of the beast here. And I must add a warning, to any who may still be reading:
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. (Rev 14:9-11)
So don’t take the mark. Don’t worship the beast, or join his system. Resist! It will be costly, but resist!
Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. …
They overcame (the beast) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and (that) they loved not their lives unto the death.
(Rev 14:12, 12:11)
So as for the sign on September 23, 2017, now you know what to watch for in world events. In my opinion, when we see the sign (probably not this year) we will know that these events are beginning to unfold or will be very soon.
What year might we see it? See The Dragon and the Manchild of 2040.
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