A Rehearsal ‘Picture’ of the Rapture to Come

  • Virgo is the 1st Sign of the Mazzaroth or Zodiac of the Sky.
  • The Sign echoes the first prophecy of the Bible in Genesis 3:15.
  • Mary, Israel and primarily depicted as types of birthing the Messiah.

by Luis B. Vega
for PostScripts News (PSN) | www.PostScripts.org ​
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‘The Heavens declare the glory of YHVH; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the Earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the Heavens, YHVH has pitched a tent for the Sun. It is like a Bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the Heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.’ - Psalm 19:1-9

The purpose of this study is to ascertain 2 key celestial observations to occur on June 3, 2017. These observations will occur in-between the day after Pentecost based on the Torah Calendar count of June 1st (Sivan 6) and 2nd and the start of the Gregorian Pentecost on June 4th. It appears that 2 conjunctions on June 3 in Virgo and Pisces could be signaling, prophetically in some way. These 2 Signs are traditionally been those most closely associated with Judeo-Christianity and where the Tetrad Blood Moons occurred in. These conjunctions are also occurring just before the 50th Jubilee Year of the 6-Day War in 1967. First, there is the Venus conjunction with the planet Uranus in the constellation of Pisces. Second, there is the Moon conjunction with the star in Virgo called Porrima and then Jupiter near the midnight hour.

The conjunctions are just not coincidences, according to many who study Biblical Astronomy as both will occur at midnight, UT. June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar and the day after the 153rd day of June 2nd when the Torah Calendar Pentecost ends the 2 day Moed of YHVH. The 153 numerical coefficient is linked to the Disciples of Jesus and a harvest of souls, at Pentecost, etc. Pentecost is the 2nd of the 3 mandatory Moeds or appointed feasts of YHVH given to Israel. Pentecost can occur up to the 7th day of the month of Sivan, the 3rd month. Many believe that there is a possibility that the Rapture of the Bride of Christ could be associated with the 1st Pentecost of the Disciples.

There are those that correlate the June 1st and 2nd days of a particular Pentecost season with the Rapture based on the Torah Calendar at any given year. What the conjunctions will mean prophetically remains to be seen but the conjunctions of Venus with Uranus and the Moon with Porrima and Jupiter also have a unique confirming coincidence that could be prophetic. Of course, one can only speculate but based on patterns and metaphorical correlations, one can have a measure of revelation by association. Whither something prophetic will occur on that day or the series of days subsequently is questionable other than the double conjunctions that appear to highlight the typology of a ‘Rapture’ picture rehearsal.

A Celestial Confirmation
The double conjunctions could be nonetheless part of the leading-up to the tapestry of the Revelation 12 alignment in the Fall. As to the conjunction of the Moon with the Virgo star Porrima, it is rather poignant. This celestial conjunction occurs right at midnight as does the conjunction of Venus with Uranus at Pisces. The star in Virgo named Porrima means, ‘the Goddess or Maiden of Prophecy’. How appropriate is that in light of the current frenzy about the Revelation 12 Virgo Sign. It would appear that the LORD is ‘confirming’ the notion that indeed, the Virgo Sign is prophetic; perhaps as many Christians as well as non-Christians alike are asking, is this sign prophetic. It would appear so as if Virgo herself is ‘testifying’ that she is divulging ‘prophecy’ by way of her star being in conjunction to the Moon in this particular day and Pentecost season.

To reiterate, the Moon, which typifies the ‘Church’ or the reflected glory of the Bride of Christ from the Sun; Jesus happens to coincide with the Pentecost season as a prelude to the Virgo Sign in September of 2017. The double conjunctions appear to emphasize that, yes; this ‘Virgin’ prophetess is celestially ‘speaking’ about this very prophecy. It is as if the LORD is answering the augmented questions of so many regarding the Great Sign of Virgo, ‘is it prophetic?’ Yes, these conjunctions ‘speaks’ of prophecy, Biblical prophecy as Psalm 19:1-9 rightly declares regarding the Sun, Moon and Stars. The question remains, what is that prophecy? Perhaps it is that something will be ‘birthed’ or ‘harvested’ in the whole context of the Virgo Sign typology or perhaps the Rapture even. As to the Venus-Uranus conjunction in Pisces on the same day of June 3, 2017, one unique attribute of the celestial union is that a retrograde of Venus was a prelude to the conjunction.

In astronomy, any retrograde of a heavily body signifies a special emphases on that ‘Sign’ to be taken note of during that time. This retrograde occurred in one of the Fish of Pisces that has its direction as it were to be taking-off in flight on the back of the winged horse, Pegasus. In March of 2017, Venus had started its retrograde in Pisces and finished it around April 20 or 4/20 in approximately 1 Lunar Cycle. What is unique pictorially, is that the retrograde along the Ecliptic depicts a ‘lassoing’ or casting of this 1 Fish as it were. This study suggests that the Venus retrograde has a possible connotation of the ‘casting of the net’ as with the 153 Fish by the Disciples of Jesus. This retrograde of Venus, as a prelude to the Pentecostal double conjunctions with the Moon can be seen as a type of a Rapture rehearsal of the ‘harvesting’ of the ‘Fish’.

This is not to say that the Rapture of the Bride of Christ will occur at these times but that it could in some subsequent Pentecost season in an unknown year. Since Pisces has been correlated with the Church and Jesus, it is rather interesting that the Fish that was ‘highlighted’ in the Venus retrograde was the one that is depicted to be carried away on the back of Pegasus in swift flight. Could this retrograde in Pisces leading-up to the double conjunctions of Venus with Uranus in Pisces and the Moon with Porrima in Virgo be a sign of the coming ‘going-up’ of the Bride of Christ to meet Jesus in the air as ‎1 Thessalonians 4:17 states? The other Fish on the Ecliptic signifies Israel that will stay the course for the Tribulation period that is referred to as the Time of Jacob’s Trouble to conclude Daniel’s 70th Week.

The Rapture Requirement
During the Tribulation period, Israel will be dealt a fiery time of discipline from YHVH thereafter, etc. It also speaks of those Christians that were not found ‘worthy to escape all these things’ as this study suggests the Rapture is a reward as the Bride of Christ has to make herself ready. The Rapture is not of ‘works’ as the Righteousness required has already been bestowed and imputed by Jesus to His Followers. However, it is about Sanctification; there is a required present Sanctification process that Believers have a part in activating. Many Christians erroneously believe that regardless of one’s walk with the LORD, the Rapture is an automatic bestowment of Followers of Christ. If that were the case then the Apostles would not have warned the Church Body of being found ‘trampling underfoot the blood of Jesus’.

In other admonitions, in some cases, the LORD would rather ‘kill the body to save the soul’ of a Believer due to their unrepentant sin. In addition, the LORD Himself in the introduction to the letters to the 7 Churches of Asia would not warn of having their ‘testimony removed’ as there would be sin allowed and not dealt with. Here is a case example to determine if such a Believer would merit the Rapture. A Christian couple meets and decides to marry. Both proclaim the vow of faithfulness and devotion before their friends, family and the LORD. The bride grew up in a sound Bible believing family. The Pastor was the father that married the couple. The bride know the word as she heard it all along. She even joined service projects to Indian Reservations, etc.

She had initially the same goals of her bridegroom; to start a family, go on missions, be involved in Church functions and discipleship. The couple was very compatible and in love, etc. However, the Bride over the years drifted away from the LORD, slowly and methodically as she acquired an appetite for the world and what it had to offer. Despite ‘red flags’ and much pastoral counseling, it got to the point that she no longer wanted to be around other Christians, nor the couple’s meetings nor have a family. She instead embraced the practice of abortion on demand, feminism, gay marriage and came to see that the world’s problems stemmed from Christianity itself. Moreover, she engaged in deceptive multiple extra-marital affairs and when confronted with such sins refused to repent. It came to the point that she renounced Christ Jesus and filed for divorce. It was clearly understood that she did have a ‘conversion experience’ or was ‘saved’.

Will a former Believer in such a spiritual condition be rewarded the Rapture with those that have been faithful and not abandoned the Faith in Christ Jesus? The Bible teaches that one is saved due to the initial Justification of sinners provided by Christ Jesus at the Cross of Calvary. However, many Christians have not been taught what ‘being saved’ actually consists of. It amounts to a 3-fold attribute of a past, present and future tense of the whole salvation package. It directly correlates to the effects on the Spirit, Soul and Body. For example, the Parable of the Wedding Banquet in Matthew 22 speaks to the present tense Sanctification aspect required to participate in the ‘wedding banquet’, i.e., as to the rapture of the Bride. It is where ‘white wedding robes’ were required and handed out to the guests to have to wear in order to participate in the wedding. Metaphorically, Jesus has handed-out His ‘white robe of righteousness’ to His Disciples in order for them all to participate in His wedding.

The Calling Made Secure
Jesus’ command as seen in the teachings of the Bible is for the Bride in the meanwhile is to maintain her vow and faithfulness by ‘washing her robes’ and be found ready and ‘worthy of escape’ to be seated at such a banquet. This calling needs to be secured as Jesus taught that ‘many are called but few are chosen’. This ‘washing’ is in the present tense, as it requires a constant check and maintenance of one’s faith or ‘walk’ with Jesus, which is reflective of one’s relationship with the Savior. The call to the ‘banquet’ will occur at the resurrection and rapture of the Bride of Christ that correlates to the final and future tense Glorification of the body.

However, pertaining to the Parable of the Wedding Banquet, the one guest refused to put on the required ‘wedding robe’, that is to ‘put on Christ Jesus’, etc., and had to be expelled. The issue of the Rapture is thus not about losing one’s salvation as the ‘promises of YHVH are irrevocable’ but that the wedding of Jesus Christ, to the Bride of Christ is a special time dispensation that ought not be neglected nor forfeited by Believers due to carelessness, worldliness and willful sin in one’s life. Many others however believe adamantly that the Rapture will occur on the 21st or the 23rd of September in 2017 concerning the Virgo Sign. Others do not subscribe to the Rapture occurring on those dates given the context of the book of Revelation. The true typology of the Rapture of the Bride of Christ is typified by the Apostle John that is ‘called up’ in chapter 4.

Thereafter the ‘Church’ is never mentioned in the subsequent chapters except at the end when she and the Holy Spirit are ‘fused’ as one, speaking as one, as ‘husband and wife’. Why then in chapter 4? It is because the Bride of Christ has to face her Accuser, Lucifer. At that time, he will be adjudicated and then thrown out of Heaven, legally forevermore. Thereafter, the Bride of Christ takes up the vacated throne(s) and is acquitted by the reading of the 'last will and testament' of the 'living' and resurrected Lamb of YHVH, Jesus. This pertains to the breaking of the Seal Judgments, which in essence is the subsequent sentencing of Lucifer. Furthermore, the other half of the Revelation 12 Virgo Sign is about the judgment of the Red Dragon, that is Lucifer. In Revelation 12:9-11 states the following.

‘And the Great Dragon was hurled down—the Ancient Serpent called the Devil and Satan, the Deceiver of the whole world. He was hurled to the Earth, and his angels with him. And I heard a loud voice in Heaven, saying: Now have come the salvation and the power and the Kingdom of our GOD and the authority of His Christ. For the Accuser of our Brothers has been thrown down, he who accuses them day and night before our GOD. They have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; and they did not love their lives so as to shy away from death.’

This is where and when war in Heaven will ensue as Lucifer will not go out of Heaven without a fight and is thereafter thrust down to the Earth. This precisely correlates to the timing of the Revelation 12 Virgo Sign, but not in September of 2017. This study suggests that although astronomically the Revelation 12 Virgo Sign appears to be occurring in the Fall of 2017 after Rosh HaShanah, its significance and literal effects pertains to the midpoint of the Tribulation period.

Prophetic Parallels
To reiterate, contrary to the prevailing theory, the Virgo Sign might be dealing with an anti-type of the Christ to be revealed or ‘birthed’. The Stars of Jesus Christ that appeared in -3 BC announcing His birth have reappeared in these Last Day but this study suggests that they could be heralding of birthing or advent of the AntiChrist instead. Revelation chapter 12 does pertains to a ‘rapture’, but it is the 4th one out of 7 in the book and not of the Bride of Christ. In addition, it foreshadows the divine discipline of Israel as already mentioned, as it is a mid-Tribulation sign and not that of the Church Body. This would lend credence in that the Woman of the Virgo Sign is not a ‘virgin’ as she is pregnant.

In contrast, the portion of the Church that will constitute the Bride of Christ is a pure virgin and cannot be the agent that ‘births’ Believers. It is the Holy Spirit that does that. It would be more appropriate that the Virgin of Revelation 12 is ascribed to Israel as in that case she did give birth to the Messiah. However the Church cannot and is not ever depicted as being ‘pregnant’ or giving ‘birth’. However, the former 3-fold spiritual delineation mentioned prior can be applied to the birthing process of a Believer, personally and corporately. Birth just means ‘a time of labor or work and of a delivery as in a completion of a work’. The context is most often associated with an ending of a pregnancy. That being said, one is ‘born again’ in Jesus alone. Foremost the Spirit of a Believer is born again in the context of how Jesus explained it to Nicodemus.

Then there is a present process of being born again, as in a ‘gestation’ of sorts as Paul made such analogies of being a ‘midwife’ and laboring ‘until Jesus be formed in you,’ as taught in Colossians 1:27. This correlates to the present tense salvation of the Sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit. Then one day, at the resurrection and the rapture of the Bride of Christ, a ‘birth’ will occur or a completion of a ‘labor’ of the body of a Believer to be Glorified. This could be linked to the analogy of the cocoon metamorphoses that changes into the butterfly. The following Scriptures emphasize the spiritual fact that a Believer in Jesus is a New Creation, but will not be ‘birthed’ at the September 23, 2017 Virgo Sign that many suggest will be the Rapture.

‘Blessed be the GOD and Father of our LORD Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection [Justification] of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.’ -Peter 1:2-4

‘Having purified your souls [present Sanctification] by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God.;
-Peter 1:22-23

‘The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. [Glorification at Rapture in the air] So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.’ -John 3:8

In addition, if one is insisting in keeping with the celestial theme of the Revelation 12 depictions, it therefore also demands a celestial configuration of the Red Dragon with 7 heads, etc. This has not been explained adequately. Some suggest it is pointing to Ophiuchus with Serpens but this argument is lacking as a viable candidate. Nor does Draco or Libra and Scorpio fit the Revelation 12 depiction that used to be combined and depicted as a Dragon in ancient Zodiacs. The point is that there has to be then also a celestial depiction of a source that will have 7 celestial bodies. This study does suggest that the Red Dragon will be pertaining to the eventual effects of Planet X during the 2nd half of the Tribulation period.

In summary, why is this Pentecost season of 2017 possibly more significant than any other since the 1st one of the 1st century? It is because this Pentecost season occurs in a Jubilee Year. It precisely converges exactly on the 50th year since the 6-Day War that liberated the Temple Mount and Old Jerusalem from the Muslims in 1967. It converges on the 70-year anniversary of Israel's re-establishment during the November 29, 1947 U.N. Partition Plan vote. It is also the 120th Jubilee Year cycle from Creation according to some estimates. It is also the 70th from the Pentecost gathering on Mt. Sinai and the 40th Jubilee Year cycle from Christ. This study suggests that such celestial signs like Virgo, ‘speaks’ of a confirmation of prophecy.

Indeed such celestial signs declare the glory of YHVH and ‘pour forth speech’ and ‘reveal knowledge’. For example, in terms of day counts, from June 1, 2017, which is Pentecost in the Torah Calendar to the Virgo Sign on September 23, 2017 is 114 days or 3 months, 22 days (322). This 322 coefficient is the degree heading from the Dome of the Tablets on the Temple Mount which many believe is where the Holy of Holies once stood and will. It is also approximately 666 meters in length to the crucifixion site in front of the ledge between the Place of the Skull and the Garden Tomb.

However to neglect such celestial signs as being Astrology and/or dismiss them as mundane and inconsequential is neglecting the celestial storyline of how the Creator has even etched on the Ecliptic, or the circuit the metaphor of the Bridegroom, Jesus and His Bride. Many nonetheless in the Church Body are being awakened to the celestial signs that have been so long neglected and not taught in the churches. Others believe that the Church Age is in its last hours. The various celestial signs in the Heavens like the Virgo Sign of Revelation 12 and the conjunction like those of June 3, 2017 in Virgo and Pisces are being taken note of by many in the Church Body. Such celestial signs are possibly part of the call to be ready and be found worthy of ‘escaping’ what is to come and be found in the company of the Marriage Super of the Lamb with white robes.

Main Sources
E.W. Bullinger



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