A NUMERICAL ANALYSIS
Symmetry of the Golden Ratio and Menorah
by Luis B. Vega
for PostScripts News (PSN) | www.PostScripts.org
The purpose of this study is to look at the peculiar day-count patterns centered on the Feast of Pentecost 2012. There appears to be several numerical associations and symmetry in relationship to repeating number sequences and certain astronomical events surrounding the Feast of Pentecost. One such pattern involves a very symmetrical (13, 6-2, 6-2, 13) day-count. There will also be an association presented that correlates the number of the 153 Fish caught by the Disciples in John 21 to the number of 120 Disciples gathered in the Upper Room on Pentecost in Acts 2.
Pentecost of 2012 will coincide with the Jewish Spiritual Calendar of May 26 as was Passover between the Gregorian and Jewish counting. At sunset on May 26, Jerusalem time, Pentecost will be very unique in one primary aspect. This ‘ecliptic trilogy’ occurred again in 2013 as it did in 2011 that will not repeat for hundreds of years. The Feast of Pentecost will be ‘bracketed’ between a Solar and Lunar Eclipse. Could this symmetry be signaling that this Pentecost ‘ecliptic trilogy’ is going to be a very special one? These assertions may be pure speculation but the illustration is amazing The order of the astronomical events leading up to and after Pentecost 2012 are as follows.
1) The Annular Solar Eclipse of May 20
2) The Partial Blood Moon of June 4
3) The Transit of Venus on June 5-6
33 days: from May 1 to Partial Lunar Eclipse Jun 4
33 days: from the start of the Venus Retrograde to Summer Solstice June 20
33 days: from June 1 to July 4th
(3+3) (3+3) (3+3) = 6 - 6 - 6
This study incorporates the symbology of the Menorah and the mathematical principle of phi φ or the Golden Ratio in patterns. In terms of the Menorah, each branch of the Menorah can represent multiple layers of meaning. Several of the attributes allude to the primary 7 colors, of light, of the Planets, of the days of the week, the senses, peculiar Psalms, and the Church Age, etc. Other studies have carefully mapped out and have suggested that the Church corresponds to each of the 7 Churches of the Book of Revelation. The 7 Churches, in particular then correspond to the 7 stems of the Menorah. Could then the Feast of Pentecost possibly correspond to the ‘gap’ between the 1st 3 and the last 3 stems of the Menorah with the Resurrection/Rapture -denoted by the 4th Menorah Stem? Some studies suggest so, others do not.
For the purposes of this Pentecost study, one can nonetheless impose a ‘Menorah’ pattern to scale onto a current timeline presented. See graphic chart with the title Ecliptic Pentecost. Once can place the Menorah dimensions onto the timeline. One of the Menorah ends will correspond to the Full Moon on May 5, 2012 on a timeline. The last stem of the Menorah will correspond to the New Moon on June 18, 2012. These Menorah proportions will place the timeframe of the 2-Day Feast of Pentecost right down the middle from the corresponding end stems -as the ‘center 4th stem.’ It appears that the typology of the Feast of Pentecost does indeed correspond to the 4th Feast in the series of the 7 Feasts of the LORD that corresponds. It appears that the Feast of Pentecost correlates to prophetic time – a schedule of prophecy that is unfolding.
The 4th Center Servant Stem of the Menorah has yet to prophetically be completed; it is currently ‘being’ fulfilled. Thus Pentecost 2012 perhaps many correspond to the time, if not in this year, to a future time when the ‘Gap’ between it and the last 3 Feast of the LORD is to proceed and be fulfilled. The 1st 3 Feasts have been literally fulfilled by the LORD Jesus Christ in His 1) Death at Passover, 2) Burial at Unleavened Bread and 3) by His Resurrection at First Fruits. The last 3 Feasts have yet to have a literal fulfillment; that of Trumpets, Tabernacles and Booths or Sukkot. Thus the ‘gap’ that has lasted over 2000 years is what many see it as the needed fulfillment before the Prophet Daniel’s 70th week of years is to be completed. This fulfillment would take place at a Pentecost Feast -if one subscribes to this view of interpretation.
Perhaps the last 3 will thus likewise be successively fulfilled at His 2nd Advent –which have to happen after the Resurrection/Rapture of the Church. On one-point, eschatological scholars and researchers agree, that the Feasts of the LORD are a dress-rehearsal of sorts and a type and shadow of a much larger significance. These Feast of the LORD serve as object lessons for His people and the world to understand the Plan of Redemption as the LORD purposed in Jesus Christ. For Pentecost 2012, there appears to be a geometric pattern with dimensions in terms of ‘time.’ This 2012 Feast of Pentecost is also encompassed by 2 symmetrical Golden Ratio proportions in relation to the Eclipses. One Golden Ratio can be configured from the Annular Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012 to the 1st Day of Pentecost.
The 2nd Golden Ratio occurs from the 2nd Day of Pentecost to the Partial Lunar Eclipse of Jun 3-4th 2012. Interestingly, the 2 Golden Ratio proportion lines come to configure an ethereal ‘pyramid’ with Pentecost at its center of time -between the 2 Ratios. The timing of Pentecost directly bisects the mid-section of the geometric pyramid constituted by the 2 symmetrical Golden Ratio time proportions. There is a 3rd Golden Ratio proportion as well. From the end of the 2nd Day of Pentecost to when Venus reaches the end of the Retrograde and arrives at the end of the Horns of Taurus, it will be July 4, 2012. Allowing for some poetic license in interpretation, the ‘picture’ of the Holy Spirit coming down on Pentecost is what the Feast is all about, of an in-gathering of the LORD’s Disciples, a harvest even. This pyramid imagery can seemingly depict the ‘Dove’ or Holy Spirit as if it is coming down from the top of the Pyramid.
A signaling of a countdown to the Rapturing perhaps at a Pentecost timing? From this imagery, the Holy Spirit appears to be coming down to rest on the pyramidion apex -as a picture of completing the pyramid. Could this Pentecost Pyramid foreshadow the other ethereal pyramid that the Transit of Venus that will likewise configure when it traverses up* the Horns of Taurus and reach the apex of that pyramid around July 1, 2012. Or down depending on your point of view and angle of perspective. Will this time around a Feast of Pentecost trilogy of eclipses signal the arrival of the ‘Departure’ of the Body of Christ? Is this the time when the Holy Spirit is lifted up and out with the Body of Christ from this world? IF the typology is valid, it so happens that Christ ascended or was ‘Raptured’ to Heaven 10 days prior to Pentecost in the Book of Acts. And His Ascension is directly tied to Pentecost.
On May 17-18, 2012 this date will be 10 days out from Pentecost. This 10 Day time span is when Venus begins its Retrograde motion down the Horns of Taurus. Could this timing be a 10 Day warning of Christ’s coming for His Bride to culminate in the time of the Rapture on Pentecost? It appears that the Feast of Pentecost comprises the mid-section, in terms of time, between an Annular Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012 and a Partial Lunar Eclipse in Jun 4, 2012. Last year in 2011, there was a similar celestial configuration dealing with Pentecost but in opposite juxtaposition. There was Pentecost in-between a Partial Solar Eclipse before the Feast and with a Total Lunar Eclipse afterwards. The numerical configuration constituted a 7-7-7-9-day count sequence that had a particular significance of ‘Total Judgment Decreed’.
Will 2012 then be the 2nd year of this countdown that this ‘judgment’ is to befall on humanity? On Earth? Perhaps the recent and escalating earthquakes, volcanoes, dead animals, abnormal weather patterns, solar flares etc. are an indication of what is to come if these trends continue. It appears then that the 2nd half of 2012 will be even more ominous. As a particular Feast of the LORD approaches every season either in the Spring or Fall, many Followers of Christ become expectant with the anticipation that perhaps the Rapture of the Church will occur on such a given ‘Jewish Feast.’ The Resurrection/Rapture does not have to coincide with any particular ‘Jewish’ Feast, but the cycles of the LORD’s Appointments are eternal. Although some Believers have stated that the Church is all together a separate entity and not ‘Jewish’, the Feasts are not just prescribed to the Nation of Israel.
The 7 primary Feast of the LORD are the time-piece that not only is correlating to Earthly seasons and times but that which Heaven ‘metaphors’ the work of Christ with. Noted, in the spiritual realms and Throne Room of God, there is no ‘time.’ Yet we see in the Book of Revelation that God does somehow relate a timepiece of duration regarding events that are initiated in Heaven first that affect the Earth. For example, there is the ‘half an hour’ of silence that occurs before the wrath of God is to continue upon the AntiChrist’s kingdom. The point being is that the Feasts of the LORD are of an ‘eternal decree’ originating outside of time, space, and nationality. It just so happened that Israel was privileged to be given the special stewardship of implementing the ordinances as part of its special Covenant or relationship made between the LORD and that Nation.
Hidden Codes of Pentecost
But the Church’s birth is directly tied to one particular ‘Jewish’ Feast, that of Pentecost. Will the ‘work’ of the Church likewise be completed or fulfilled at a given Feast of Pentecost; perhaps after the 3-year Pentecost-Eclipse Trilogy is completed? The Church of GOD began on the Feast of Pentecost at the end of the spring harvest season. Based on the analogy of the Menorah, the last 3 Feasts are to deal with the Nation of Israel as it was with the 1st 3 Feast. At the 1st Pentecost, the power of the Holy Spirit –as a ‘Dove’ with Fire came upon at total of 120 believers (Acts 1:15). The 120 Disciples in the Upper Room were the ‘first-fruits,’ if you will of a representation of the total future harvest of souls to occur at the point of the Rapture.
Until that time, the 1st Pentecost is serving as a ‘time’ that represents the whole of the in-gathering for the Christian era and for the whole of humanity as the First Fruits of the Wheat harvest is taken into the Temple at Pentecost. This harvest or Christ’s in-gathering will occur at the time of the Resurrection/Rapture when the work of the Church is completed and enters into its ‘Pentecostal’ rest after the 50th day. But the 120 number of the Disciples assembled is a ‘code’ for a representation of the total ‘prophetic’ time ‘cycles’ mankind since the Creation would be allotted until the last Pentecost concludes the time of the ‘End of Days’.
The 7 Ages of the x the 7 Churches = 50 total duration of time allotted for the Church
[120 Cycles of Time x 50 Pentecost’s] = 6000 years
If one believes in Dispensationalism, 6000 years is the ‘time’ that the LORD has allotted for humanity -aside from the last and 7th 1000 Millennial Reign of Christ. Pentecost could thus be directly related not only to the end of the Church Age but a harvest of all humanity. As far as the Church is concerned, this would allude to the fact that it would enter its ‘rest’ at the 7th Sabbaths of Weeks culminated at a future ‘Pentecost’ if not this year. Thus, if not at this Pentecost, then at a future one, The 50th Pentecost of the 120 cycles of time would coincide with the Year of Sabbatical Rest the LORD would implement at His 2nd Return. Given the typology, I believe that this is a hidden ‘code’ given by the LORD as to the number of Saved that would be ‘caught’ by the Church until the Great Commission of the Church would be fulfilled.
Thus this ‘picture’ could, in one layer of meaning, allude to the 7 Disciples being the representatives of the 7 Churches of Asia and the 7 Church Ages. This 153 Fish correlation can further be linked to the 120 Disciples that would later assemble themselves back in Jerusalem’s Upper Room on Pentecost. It is interesting to speculate on the correlation of the 153 Fish caught by the 7 Disciples with the Net that did not break. After the Resurrection of the LORD, the Disciples got discouraged and sought to turn back to their natural lives and livelihood etc. Most returned, it seemed, to the Sea of Galilee to fish. Christ appeared to them by the shore on a day that the Disciples could not seem to catch any fish at all -a ways from the shore. The LORD there gave them instructions to ‘cast the net on the other side’. Once the reluctant Disciples did this, not immediately realizing it was the LORD, a precise number of 153 Fish was calculated to be caught.
Evidently, this would have been impossible for the Nets they had to sustain such a quantity and not break. This is where perhaps a direct association would be linked with the ‘50’ Pentecost number associated with the 120 Disciples in the Upper Room. If the 120 Disciples does correlated to the 120 Cycles of ‘Prophetic’ Time, these 120 cycles of time are linked, in my opinion to the number of the 153 Fish caught by Disciples at the specific direction of a Risen LORD Jesus in John 21:11.
This number then 153, in turn could be linked to Pentecost as the Disciples soon after according to Acts 2 re-gathered in the Upper Room to celebrate the Feast. The Scriptures once again specifically number 120 total Disciples there. At this time, the Holy Spirit came down as a Dove of Fire to indwell the Believers and infuse them with ‘power from on High’. Thus, if the stipulation is carried forth, the whole 120 amounts could thus represent a code of the fulfillment of the Church’s labor. Here are some possible mathematical correlations.
Fish caught 153 code: [153 Fishes - 120 Disciples] = 33 (highest degree possible)
153 = 1+5+3 = 9 0r (3+3+3)
153 Fish X 120 Disciples = 18360 / 33 = 556.36363635
555 is associated in the occult with death and resurrection
556 possibly signifies 1 digit beyond that.
Thus, possibly the number 153 is a ‘code’ for the number of precise Believers that will be ‘brought in’ during the Church Age. This would be done by the ‘Net’ of the LORD’s saving work thorough the agent of the Church since Pentecost, figuratively speaking. Is it any stretch of the imagination that it will likely also end at such a Feast as with the 120 Disciples in the Upper Room experiencing the ‘rapture’ of the Holy Spirit? Christians in the early centuries of the Church began using religious symbols. One prominent one that has lasted down to modern times has been the Greek word for ‘fish’.
This symbol is as an anagram or acronym for ‘Jesus Christ God's Son, Savior’. Ichthys consists of 5 letters from the Greek alphabet: I-ch-th-y-s. When these 5 letters are used as initials for five words, it becomes what Christians were known to declare: Iesous Christos Theou Yios Soter. I bring this to light because the 153 Fish ‘code’ is one of ‘reproduction’ and harvest as it corresponds to the Vesica Pisces geometry. There is an association of mathematical proportions that is derived from the dimensions of the fish symbol itself that is linked to the number 153.
The ‘fish’ symbol that has long been associated with Christianity has peculiar mathematical principles as the symbol associated with the Vesica Pisces. This is in itself a very ancient symbol with a principle of sacred geometry that denotes multiplication and reproduction. Just as Christians are said to be like ‘fish’ as the LORD commanded His Disciples to be ‘Fishers of Men’ and to make ‘disciples of all nations.’ This command echoes the one in the Garden of Eden to ‘Be fruitful and multiply’ –like fish! The Vesica Pisces has the coefficient of 153. The number 153 can be obtained in a by dividing the Vesica Pisces width by its height and using the square root of 3.
The Rapture is a Harvest
A specific harvest type of grain coincides with each of the 3 main Feast of Israel. There are other types of fruit/nut harvests, but it is the barley, wheat and grapes that are specifically associated to the 3 main required Feast. The LORD required all male Israelites to be presented before the LORD at his Temple during these specific Feasts. Each harvest reveals or represents separate and distinct Resurrections among the LORD’s Disciples. The Wave Sheaf Ceremony marked the official beginning of the physical ‘early’ harvest season, while Pentecost celebrates the completion of it. Here are the following types of Harvest associated with the 3 main Feasts of Israel and the mathematical formulas are as follows.
1. Barley - Passover
2. Wheat - Pentecost
3. Grapes - Tabernacles
width / height = √3 = 265 / 153 Factor
For the Barley Harvest, the 1st harvest of Barley begins to ripen early in the Spring around Passover. There are 7 days after the Wave-Sheaf Offering is given. At Passover it is the First Fruits of the Barley harvest that is taken from this sample crop that is gathered during the Days of Unleavened bread. The Barley harvest is completed in late May or early June at the time of Pentecost. From Passover to Pentecost the number 7-7-7 that symbolizes perfection or a completion is encoded in the day-counts. There are 7 Days from the selection of the Passover Lamb to First Fruits. Then there are the 7 weeks until Pentecost to complete the circuit.
In this continuum, God’s counting method ties the Resurrection at the First-Fruits harvest – of Jesus Christ, together with the anticipated 2nd Resurrection of the same type of harvest on Pentecost. Pentecost is the time of the completion of the early Grain Harvest which is still Barley. During Pentecost, the early ‘first-fruits’ of Wheat are then chosen. Perhaps this is the picture of the Rapture, if it is to coincide with a Pentecost, where the 144,000 of the Book of Revelation will be ‘anointed’ as the type of the wheat ‘first-fruits’ from the Tribulation that is to follow? As several researches have put forth, the wheat unlike barley has to be threshed against the ‘tribulum’ or board to separate the fruit/kernels. This could be a picture of what the Church Age has had to go through to have refining agents produce the silver, gold and precious metals as the wood
Hay is burned up in through the testing, trials and persecution of the Church. This is not to be confused or mistaken for ‘tribulation’ or judgment as the Church is promised to be spared from both. Thus, there were 2 main phases to the physical harvesting in ancient Israel, so there will be two occasions of spiritual harvesting. Jesus was the First Fruits, represented by the first harvest that begins during the Days of Unleavened Bread. The corresponding 2nd phase will be when the full harvest of Barley is accomplished by Pentecost and the Wheat First-Fruits are presented at that time as a token of the next subsequent type of harvest to come. The 1st Resurrection corresponds to Christ, the First Fruits, which was the earlier Barley Harvest that coincided precisely with Passover.
Order of the Resurrections
The 2nd Resurrection or harvest will coincide with the Wheat Harvest, which will coincide with Pentecost. This time is what many Christians interpret as being the ‘Rapture’ that in reality will be the 2nd Resurrection of the Dead in Christ to immediately be followed by those that ‘remain and are alive’ to be transformed and caught up together to meet the LORD in the Air-in the twinkling of an eye; no lingering around on Earth for 40 days as many believe. To reiterate, the early Barley Harvest began at First Fruits and the early Wheat Harvest at Pentecost. Pentecost is the only Feast in which the Offering had leaven in it. There were to be 2 loafs of bread for the Wave Offering called ‘Challa bread’ in Hebrew. It was to be offered to the High Priest and waved before the LORD at the Temple.
The bread with yeast is another of those hidden clues that make Pentecost the most likely feast date for the Rapture. Why, because although the sin-nature was crucified with Christ on the Cross and though nullified by the finished work of Jesus at the Cross, it still resided in the physical body of the Believers. It will not be until the Resurrection and Rapture would that be totally removed by the giving of the promised glorified bodies. Leaven is a picture of ‘sin’. The Church's 2,000 years has been one of a ‘leavened existence’. And most significantly, these 2 loaves of leavened bread were -In the same way, had a measure of corruption as it is within the Church, the Believer. A follower of Christ is a ‘saved sinner’, redeemed, justified, and sanctified by Jesus alone. It is a process. This is where we see Scripture alluded that the Bride ‘has made herself ready’ by the washing and renewing of the Word of Christ.
Christ paid in full for the entire effect and outcome. Yet it is playing out now in time; Christ saved our Spirit, He is saving our Soul, and will ‘save’ our Body at the Rapture. Thus, it is plausible to assert that now, Christ ‘in the Church’ by way of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is what is being fulfilled up until the Resurrection and Rapture of the Body and Bride of Christ. Pentecost is thus an object lesson to demonstrate by last day of Pentecost’s presentation of the 2 Loaf of Bread Wave Offerings. Pentecost was to be concluded at the presentation of 2 loaves of bread with leaven. They were to be just waved before the presence of the LORD in the Temple by the Priests in hand. It is plausible that one possible meaning of these 2 pieces of bread with leaven pictures that God in Christ has reconciled to Himself a ‘new humanity’ out of the Jewish and Gentile peoples of the world.
These 2 entities are to be presented at the end of a Pentecost Feast by the High Priest, Jesus Christ. It is Christ that is sanctifying & purifying the Church currently. It is because of His imputed righteousness that Followers of Christ can be in the presence of the LORD with ‘sin’ still in our person as He intercedes on our behalf. I John 2:1 Christ is currently our High Priest and is waving His Bride made up of Jewish and Gentile Disciples before the Father in His Temple to be accepted because of Christ.When God sent the Holy Spirit to indwell Believes at Pentecost, it was accompanied with a miraculous supernatural sign to mark this special occasion of the founding of His Church. There was a sound of a rushing wind possibly to be likened to that of the blowing of a wind instrument perhaps.
Then fire came down. If the Rapture is indeed going to be associated with Pentecost, in some year’ it will also be a miraculous supernatural sign to the world as it was a direct witness to those Jews especially that are seeking ‘signs and wonder’. It will be like when Gideon carried the earthen vessels that concealed the light inside and were only at the point of the ‘attack’ that they were broken, and the army of the LORD went ‘up’ before the enemy’s camp. At the point of the Resurrection/Rapture, our earthen vessels, our physical body of leaven or sin will be as if ‘waved’ before the LORD but shed to be transformed into the promised ‘glorified’ body that is sinless and indestructible.
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