*** UPDATE ADDED BELOW RELEVANT LINKS ON 2/16/20 ***
So many events are going on the start of 2020. I’ll post some relevant news links below. Recently we have Kushner heading to Israel before their next elections to bring Trump’s “Deal of The Century” peace plan. We had the Iran issues which almost started world war three that will head into the Gog-Magog Ezekiel battle that, in my opinion, will be at the beginning of the 7 year Tribulation (Jacob’s Trouble ie: Daniel’s prophesied 70th week). Then we have a possible sign that this blog post is about. Long story short, 2020 looks promising for a possible rapture time frame. Just keep looking up and watching events! Don’t fret, worry or stress, just keep your focus on Jesus coming for his bride and soon! Let’s get to Betelgeuse now:
First, read the news link to review:
First it was the strange dimming of Betelgeuse. Now it’s a gravitational wave that once again has astronomers scratching their heads over this enigmatic star found in the constellation Orion.
Betelgeuse has been grabbing a few headlines lately, as the normally bright star dimmed to its lowest point ever recorded — and astronomers don’t exactly know why. Now the…More at the link above
Huge red star might explode soon and next few weeks are critical (Link from 2/11/20)
Supergiant star Betelgeuse has been getting dimmer at an unprecedented pace over the past few months, leading some astronomers to wonder if it might be in the process of the collapse that precedes a supernova explosion. But there are other possible explanations, and we should have a better idea of what’s happening to the massive star by the end of the month.
Veteran Villanova University astronomer Edward Guinan has been watching Betelgeuse for decades and… More at link above
Now on to the Gospel of The Stars by Seiss and Bullinger’s Witness of The Stars. Is this another sign that Jesus is soon about to come for us in the clouds? Betelguese has been acting odd for a little while and astronomers are watching wide eyed to see if it will actually go supernova. If it is a shout out to warn of how close Jesus is to rapturing us then perhaps we shall see sooner than later. Besides the article above there are so many more for you to read if you do an online search. Read this and ponder. In the relevant links below I have my old blog post there for more info and links to read Seiss and Bullinger’s books for free.
who made the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the chambers of the south;
“Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades or loose the cords of Orion?
He who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning and darkens the day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out on the surface of the earth, the Lord is his name;
1. ORION (The Coming Prince)
Light breaking forth in the Redeemer
(the Glorious One)
Excerpt from: Bullinger’s Witness of The Stars
This picture is to show that the coming one is no mere animal, but a man: a mighty, triumphant, glorious prince.
He is so pictured in the ancient Denderah Zodiac, where we see a man coming forth pointing to the three bright stars (Rigel, Bellatrix, and Betelguez) as his. His name is given as Ha-ga-t, which means this is he who triumphs. The hieroglyphic characters below read Oar. Orion was anciently spelt Oarion, from the Hebrew root, which means light. So that Orion means coming forth as light. The ancient Akkadian was Ur-ana, the light of heaven.
Orion is the most brilliant of all the constellations, and when he comes to the meridian he is accompanied by several adjacent constellations of great splendour. There is then above the horizon the most glorious view of the celestial bodies that the starry firmament affords; and this magnificent view is visible to all the habitable world, because the equinoctial line (or solstitial colure) passes nearly through the middle of Orion.
ARATUS thus sings of him:
“Eastward, beyond the region of the Bull,
Stands great Orion. And who, when night is clear,
Beholds him gleaming bright, shall cast his eyes in vain
To find a Sign more glorious in all heaven.”
The constellation is mentioned by name, as being perfectly well known both by name and appearance, in the time of Job; and as being an object of familiar knowledge at that early period of the world’s history. See Job 9:9; 38:31, and Amos 5:8 (Heb. Chesil, which means a strong one, a hero, or giant).
It contains 78 stars, two being of the 1st magnitude, four of the 2nd, four of the 3rd, sixteen of the 4th, etc.
A little way below i (in the sword) is a very remarkable nebulous star. A common telescope will show that it is a beautiful nebula. A powerful telescope reveals it as consisting of collections of nebulous stars, these again being surrounded by faint luminous points, which still more powerful telescopes would resolve into separate stars.
Thus beautifully is set forth the brilliancy and glory of that Light which shall break forth when the moment comes for it to be said, “Arise, shine, for thy light is come.”
The picture presents us with “the Light of the world.” His left foot is significantly placed upon the head of the enemy. He is girded with a glorious girdle, studded with three brilliant stars; and upon this girdle is hung a sharp sword. Its handle proves that this mighty Prince is come forth in a new character. He is again proved to be “the Lamb that was slain,” for the hilt of this sword is in the form of the head and body of a lamb. In his right hand he lifts on high his mighty club; while in his left he holds forth the token of his victory–the head and skin of the “roaring lion.” We ask in wonder, “Who is this?” and the names of the stars give us the answer.
The brightest, a (in the right shoulder), is named Betelgeuz, which means the coming (Mal 3:2) of the branch.
The next, b (in the left foot), is named Rigel, or Rigol, which means the foot that crusheth. The foot is lifted up, and placed immediately over the head of the enemy, as though in the very act of crushing it. Thus, the name of the star bespeaks the act.
The next star, g (in the left shoulder), is called Bellatrix, which means quickly coming, or swiftly destroying.
The name of the fourth star, d (one of the three in the belt), carries us back to the old, old story, that this glorious One was once humbled; that His heel was once bruised. Its name is Al Nitak, the wounded One. * Similarly the star k (in the right leg) is called Saiph, bruised, which is the very word used in Genesis 3:15, thus connecting Orion with the primeval prophecy. Like Ophiuchus, he has one leg bruised; while, with the other, he is crushing the enemy under foot.
* The star z (in the belt) is called Mintaka, dividing, as a sacrifice (Lev 8:2).
This is betokened by other stars named Al Rai, who bruises, who breaks (as in Cepheus); and Thabit (Hebrew), treading on.
Other (Arabic) names relate to His Person: Al Giauza, the branch; Al Gebor, the mighty; Al Mirzam, the ruler; Al Nagjed, the prince; Niphla (Chaldee), the mighty; Nux (Hebrew), the strong. Some names relate to His coming, as Betelgeuse and Bellatrix, as above; Heka (Chaldee), coming; and Meissa (Hebrew), coming forth.
Such is the cumulative testimony of Orion’s stars, which, day after day, and night after night, show forth this knowledge. That testimony was afterwards written in the Book. The Prince of Glory, who was once wounded for the sins of His redeemed, is about to rise up and shine forth for their deliverance. Their redemption draweth nigh; for–
“The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man,
He shall stir up jealousy like a man of war;
He shall cry, yea, roar;
He shall prevail against His enemies.
I have [He says] long time holden my peace;
I have been still, and refrained myself:
Now will I cry like a travailing woman;
I will destroy and devour at once.”
Isaiah 42:13, 14
Then it will be said to His people (and the setting of the prophecy in its beautiful introverted structure shows us the beauty and glory of the truth it reveals): *
b: Shine; for thy light is come,
c: And the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
d: For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
d: And gross darkness the people;
c: But the LORD shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee.
b: And the Gentiles shall come to thy light,
a: And kings to the brightness of thy rising. (Isaiah 60:1-3)
* Note that–
In a and a, we have the rising of Israel;
In b and b, the light that is come upon her;
In c and c, the glory of the LORD; and
In d and d, the darkness of the world.
This is “the glory of the God” which the heavens constantly declare (Psalm 19:1). They tell of that blessed time when the whole earth shall be filled with His glory (Num 14:21; Isa 11:9); when “the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together” (Isa 40:5), as all see now the beauty of Orion’s glory.
But side by side with the glory which the coming Light of the world shall bring for His people, there is “that wicked,” whom the Lord “shall destroy with the brightness of His coming.” Hence, as in the concluding chapter (4) of the First Book (of which this Third Book is the expansion) we had in LYRA (the harp), as 1, Praise prepared for the Conqueror; and in ARA (the burning pyre), as 2, consuming fire prepared for His enemies: so in the first chapter of this book, we have in ORION, as 1, Glory prepared for the Conqueror; and in ERIDANUS, as 2, the River of wrath prepared for His enemies.
By: T.W. Tramm posted about Betelgeuse on 2/16/20
COULD THE RECENT dimming of the red supergiant star Betelgeuse be a signal it’s about to explode, or go supernova?
No one knows for certain.
What astronomers do know is that when Betelgeuse, a star nearing the end of its life, inevitably explodes it will go out in a blaze of glory, putting on a light show that could be visible during the day and appear brighter than the full moon for months before dimming.
Understanding that God uses the stars and constellations to “speak” and “reveal knowledge” (Gen. 1:14; Ps. 19), it’s interesting that Betelgeuse appears to be saying something of late.
Betelgeuse is located in the right shoulder of the brightest constellation in the night sky, Orion, the sign which depicts a mighty man coming forth.
Who is this luminous and powerful figure?
The names of the stars that make up the constellation give clues:
The name Betelgeuse is derived from the Arabic yad al-Jawza and means “the right hand,” “the hand of the central one,” or, more anciently, “the coming of the branch.”
The star Rigel, located in the left foot of Orion, means “the foot that crushes.”
The star marking the left shoulder of Orion, named Bellatrix, means “coming quickly” or “swiftly destroying.”
One of the stars located in Orion’s belt, named Al Nitak, means “the wounded one.”
Thus, Orion is a picture of Jesus, the Light of the World and the Prince of Glory, once wounded for the sins of the redeemed, coming quickly to judge.
Isaiah speaks of the Lord’s coming forth as judge to an unbelieving world:
“The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies. I have long time held my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once” (Isa. 42:13, 14).
Conversely, Jesus comes as glorious light for the redeemed:
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you” (Isa. 60:1, 2).
It’s fascinating to consider how Chinese astronomers before Ptolemy observed Betelgeuse as having a yellow coloration. If accurate, such an observation could suggest the star was in a yellow supergiant phase around the beginning of the Christian era, and has doubled in size to become a red supergiant star over the last 2,000 years.
A Catholic tradition, supported by the image of Christ on the Shroud of Turin, holds that one of the most grievous wounds suffered by Jesus on the day of His crucifixion was a wound on His right shoulder from carrying the cross.
Could Betelgeuse reddish appearance during the last 2,000 years be an allusion to the shoulder wound inflicted on the One who bore the sins of humanity?
Regardless of whether such a connection exists, or whether Betelgeuse is about to go supernova and shine forth in an inexpressible display of power and brilliance, the red supergiant’s unprecedented dimming gives reason for humanity to look up to the heavens and the stars proclaiming Jesus’ return.
The heavens are always speaking.
Today more than ever they seem to be saying, “He is coming quickly.”
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1. Orion is one of the three constellations belonging to the sign of the bull Taurus. According to E.W. Bullinger, Taurus belongs to the third and final chapter of the heavenly (constellation) book that describes God’s plan of redemption. The subject of the final chapter is the completion and consummation of man’s redemption and depicts Jesus’ return to judge the world in righteousness.
2. The Babylonians knew Orion as MUL.SIPA.ZI.AN.NA or “the heavenly shepherd” and associated the constellation with Anu, the god of the heavenly realms. The Egyptians associated Orion with Osiris, the god of death, afterlife and rebirth.
3. Star and constellation meanings in this post are taken from the work of E.W. Bullinger and others who study the biblical meanings. While other traditions ascribe different meanings to Orion, it’s important to keep in mind that the names and meanings of the constellations have been corrupted and misinterpreted by various cultures throughout time.
Don’t forget that the fallen enemy of Jesus likes to copycat him so, they use the same markers for themselves but, they do it to reveal their plans of bringing forth their Antichrist false savior. Their leader who will seem to bring order out of the chaos and a false global religion. The Mazzaroth and the story telling in our skies is from God and him alone. He is the creator and the enemy tries to take what belongs to him away from him and claim it as their own. They always tend to use their symbology in the entertainment industry to point to this area in the heavens and to the Dog star. It is not by accident. It is done for a reason… LXXXVIII finis temporis
And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end will not be at once.” Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. ~ Jesus (Luke 21:9-11)