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The Star of Saturn

Post  Littlefish on Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:51 pm

The Star of Saturn

For years now, there has been something about the phrase, 'from the south' or 'to the south'. There is also something about the planet Saturn. Recently, I was compelled to see if these stubborn concepts were related to one another. It turns out that Saturn may be relevant to the study of latter days events and the nation Israel.

On September 8, 2010, Saturn enters its southern declination, meaning it is south of the celestial equator, an imaginary line going throughout the solar system from Earth's equator. Rosh Hashana 5771, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown on September 8, 2010. All this does is make a rough connection between the Jewish new year of 2010 and Saturn's beginning its southern relationship to our earth. That it enters southern declination on Rosh Hashana, a date some have chosen as pivotal in the return of Messiah to earth, and seven years before what appears to be a potentially "hot" year prophetically in 2017, probably means nothing, but it is interesting.

Saturn and Ancient Israel

More interesting than this may be that many scholars believe it was a conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn that led the Magi to Jerusalem seeking the birthplace of "the one who has been born king of the Jews". Jupiter is the 'royal' planet, while Saturn has traditionally been associated with the Jews, or a deity the Jews worshiped that is represented or ruled by Saturn. In Amos 5:26-28, we read the LORD God's judgment on the Jews for worshiping the hosts of heaven:

"Did you bring to me sacrifices and offerings during the forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel? You shall take up Sikkuth your king, and Kiyyun your star-god -- your images that you made for yourselves, and I will send you into exile beyond Damascus," says the LORD, whose name is the God of hosts.

This text is repeated in Stephen's address to the Sanhedrin, recorded in Acts 7, beginning at verse 39:

"But our fathers refused to obey him. Instead, they rejected him and in their hearts turned back to Egypt. They told Aaron, 'Make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who led us out of Egypt -- we don't know what has happened to him!' That was the time they made an idol in the form of a calf. They brought sacrifices to it and held a celebration in honor of what their hands had made. But God turned away and gave them over to the worship of the heavenly bodies. This agrees with what is written in the book of the prophets:

'Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings
forty years in the desert, O house of Israel?
You have lifted up the shrine of Molech
and the star of your god Rephan,
the idols you made to worship.
Therefore I will send you into exile' beyond Babylon.

Rephan is "a name for Chiun, the planet Saturn." Saturn, Baal, Molech, and Nimrod are identical in their myths and worship. Throughout the Old Testament, beginning during the conquering of Canaan in Numbers 25 and persisting through the exile to Babylon, the LORD God warned and scolded the people of Israel for their worship of the hosts of heaven, Baal, and Molech, for making cakes to the queen of heaven (the wife of Baal) and weeping for Tammuz (their son). Ancient Israel's fondness and devotion for the false god Saturn (et. al.) is well documented within the Word of God.

Saturn and Modern Israel

What of modern Israel? Is this nation still marked and represented by the planet Saturn?

On Saturn's northern pole, a storm is brewing. From NASA:



From the moment this storm image first appeared, in my mind's eye the video changed:



One could make an argument that Israel is still marked by Saturn, and that Saturn may still represent an apostate Israel in the heavens.

An apostate Israel? Yes, because Israel is declared a democracy, not a theocracy, and the nation is more secular than religious. Further, Messiah has come, and Israel has rejected Him. All of their history, Israel looked for Messiah. They longed for Him and waited for Him. When He arrived, they refused Him, they discarded Him, they refused the Kingdom of God when it was offered to them. Today, far more Israelis continue in this turning away of the One whom God sent to save them. Israel is an apostate nation.

Maybe Saturn's star will be the mark and harbinger of Israel as long as she remains in her disbelief. When the nation finally turns to Messiah, the heavens and the earth we know today will be burned up and replaced with a new heaven and earth, and there will no longer be a Saturn as it is today, and Israel will no longer bear Saturn's mark.

2017 Again?


What does this mean for latter day prophecy? Pure speculation follows.

The Giza pyramid is rumored to contain a prophetic clock of sorts, with one pyramid inch representing a year. This theory proposes that the date of the return of Christ is September 20, 2017, or Rosh Hashana 5778. This is, perhaps merely by coincidence, seven years after Saturn enters its southern declination on Rosh Hashana 5771.

The seventy weeks prophecy, like that of the abomination of desolation, may have layered meanings and fulfillment. It certainly gives the timing for the arrival and cutting off of Messiah. Sixty-nine of the weeks passed before His appearing. It may also give the time of Israel in the land again before His return. The feast of Pentecost is also called the Feast of Weeks. The first Feast of Weeks celebrated in the land was in 1948. Sixty-nine weeks following, if this prophecy has such a dual fulfillment, would mean the last Feast of Weeks celebrated before Messiah's appearing will be in 2017. He would then appear, and the seventieth Feast of Weeks would be fulfilled.

In part one of our video posted earlier this week, more speculation on the 100 years, 30 years, and 70 years markers pointing to 2017:



None of this is meant to be setting a date, or even a year, for the return of Christ. These findings could all be purely coincidence. They could be pointing to something else. Just think it's interesting that so much seems to come together around that year.

As always, what matters is doing the business Christ has given us to do. Serve others. Reach others. Teach others. Be in the Word and in prayer. Draw nearer to God with every breath. Order your steps accordingly.

Blessings to all ~
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