And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years. Genesis 1:14.
One of God’s purposes for the lights in the sky is to serve as SIGNS to mark sacred times. In Leviticus 23:2, Moses wrote, “These are the appointed feasts of the LORD, that you shall proclaim as sacred convocations; they are my appointed feasts.” Convocations, in Hebrew refers to “rehearsals”. So this scripture is more simply saying, “These are the LORD’s appointed Feast Days, sacred rehearsals which we are to proclaim at their fixed times.” [My simplification] For this reason, we should take God’s appointed feast times seriously, recognizing them as rehearsals to something important.
Regrettably, most of our English bible translations do not say “Sacred Times” but rather “Seasons”. Obviously this is not what God meant as I proved to you when I quoted Leviticus 23:2 above. When we think of seasons we typically think of winter, spring, summer and fall. Since we use the Gregorian calendar rather than the biblical calendar that God established with His people, we do not have understanding of these special days or even there intended meaning. As a result, the church body has been disconnected from God’s biblical calendar for 2000 years. Because of this, we have missed out on some pretty miraculous patterns and signs. As I mentioned above, Genesis 1:14 clearly states that the lights in the heavens will additionally serve as signs on these Sacred Days which in Jewish reckoning is, “Feast Days.”
Most theologians agree that these “Sacred Appointments” are “types” and “shadows” of things to come. Because of the technology of this 21st Century, many scholars have noticed interesting happenings in the heavens during these feasts on the Jewish-biblical calendar. These facts can now, incredibly, be corroborated by NASA. They are able to track celestial events thousands of years in the past as well as in the future.
Signs in the heavens…
Many agree that it is likely that Jesus was born on The Feast of Tabernacles (which means “God dwells with us”). Let’s recall what happened when Jesus was born in Bethlehem. “After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1-2. The heavens declared something special was going on and it was during The Feast of Tabernacles. Thankfully, the church has just recently been made aware of the importance of these feasts, by way of increased knowledge and the kindness of our God. Knowing God has established these days and times from the creation of the world should build our faith that He has absolutely everything under heaven and earth in the palm of His hand.
Some of you may be concerned that I am speaking about astrology. I am absolutely not! When I step out on my back porch and cast my eyes upward towards the night sky, I praise my Heavenly Father every time. Yes, the enemy has tried to corrupt “our watching” and every possible means to communicate with our Great God by the sin of idolatry. The difference between astrology and biblical astronomy is simple. Astrology is the worship of the celestials/cosmos rather than the Creator of them. These worshipers turn to astrology for answers rather than to the one who has placed them into their positions and given them each a name. Biblical astronomy is simply taking notice of the beautiful billboard God has placed above our heads as a sign to us, paying close attention to His appointed days of convocation.
Let’s review the events that have occurred in the heavens during The Feast of Passover when Christ suffered and died on the cross. At the 9 o’clock hour in
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