Signs in the Sun, Moon, and Stars, Part Eight
By Bob Maffit
I feel moved to write more, even though the time is so short. No one has seen, or at least no one has written on this, or taught it that I know of, and I feel it is very important. Sadly there is no way I have the time to write all that I am learning, and have been learning. My brothers and sisters, please do not let all the Nay-sayers who continue to attack me bother you, because I do not. I know what I am teaching is Truth, and I treat is as I would a lion! I turn is loose and let it defend itself! Many men, and a few women, have publically torn down what I am teaching, yet none have proved me wrong from God’s Word! Each will have some time to stew in their own juices, next Friday night, so, there is no reason for me to argue with them, because Friday night they will be condemning themselves! Why I say that, will be answered in this article.
I would like to give this the real time it deserves, but I cannot, so, I am just going to prove my point. Read the following, and then I can explain further.
1 Corinthians 15:51–53 (KJV)
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep [be dead], but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
From this section of I Corinthians we see that when, “…in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible….” This was where I started getting confused, because it was looking like the being, “caught up,” would take place over a two day period, yet that made no sense. You will see why as I progress. We will refer back here to these verses, but let me explain, and then show you why that until a couple weeks ago I was confused. First, “…the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump…,” I know will happen on September 22nd, 2017 at the moment when the Sun goes down beyond the horizon and the trumpet sounds! Yet with every star program from Stellarium, SkySafari 4 Pro, and SkySafari 5 Pro, shows the events of Revelation 12 take place on September 23rd , 2017. If you want to see a picture of what will be seen in the sky on the 23rd, I show pictures in Part Five. One picture is of 3915 B.C. and September 23rd together, and one of the 23rd, by itself. Look at these verses:
Revelation 12:1 and 2 (KJV)
1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
This alignment has to be exactly like what it reads! Many claim this same thing has happened before, but the stars say they are wrong, and I do not have the time to prove they are wrong, but could! This is a naked eye event, and using modern equipment [telescopes, rifle scopes, telephoto lenses, computers, etc.] would not show what John was speaking of 2,000 years ago when the Book of Revelation was written. Leo has nine stars with the naked eye anytime you can see it, but with modern helps, more stars show up. There will be three wandering stars [planets, not a part of language until after 1600 A.D.] added to Leo’s nine, to make twelve stars! This alignment only happens one time, and it’s on September 23rd, this year, and it never happens again, ever! My first clue to solving this two day event was here with the word, “and,” which is underlined in 1 Corinthians 15:52, above. It is the English transliteration of a Greek word, “kai” which means, “and,” can be translated: and, also, even, indeed, or but. I feel based on what I have worked it should be, “also.” Then the verse would end, “also we [living] shall be changed. You may be wondering why, well let me show you. Let us look at more verses, which will explain more.
1 Thessalonians 4:16–18 (KJV)
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
These three verses are packed, but rather than spend two pages discussing, let us cut to the chase! These verses state, “…with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.” So, before the living go, the dead will go first. I do not think they will all get up at one time. The Lord tells me there are way more dead Christians from 27 A.D. till now, than those now living! I feel the Lord will not call everyone all at once. God likes to put on a show, and I feel He wants people to notice, to see. Hey! When Christ was born, God had a conjunction of three planets to form one bright star, the Bethlehem Star! Then at the moment of Christ’s death, the whole world went dark for three hours [Luke 23:44 and 45 KJV]. So, I feel Christ and God will want this to be seen at Christ’s appearing, and will spread it out until it is time to Rapture the living! This appearing is referred to six times, but this verse we need to remember:
2 Timothy 4:8 (KJV)
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord [Jesus], the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
He is going to appear in the sky, and because the U.S.A. has more Christians than any other nation per capita, I believe it will be here, but there are other reasons. It will not be Israel, as they rejected him the first time, and there are more reasons in the Bible, but too much for now, as I have said before, our time is short! Sadly most Christians believe that when you die you go to heaven, so, they do not love, or even look forward to, and MOST not looking for his appearing, and will not receive this crown. Now back to 1 Thessalonians 4:16–18 above! As I showed you, the dead will rise first. Then the next verse  starts with the word, “Then.” This I feel is the wrong word and even the KJV translates it other ways, and other versions do too. It is the English transliteration of the Greek, “epeita” pronounced [ep’-i-tah]. It is used in the KJV, then [9X’s], after that [4X’s], afterward(s) [3X’s]. It means, thereupon, thereafter, then, afterwards; according to Bibleworks®. It is a time word, and based on what I see in the stars combined with Scripture, I feel, “afterwards,” or “after that,” would be the better choices. Why? Revelation 12 has the great sign, and everything will be there at noon EST time on the 23rd. The key is the moon under her feet, as it does not get there until noon.
You see, on the evening of the 22nd, 1 Corinthian 15:52, and 1 Thessalonians 4:16, happens, after the twinkling of an eye, and the last trump is sounded, the dead start getting up. Now, at noon the 23rd, “‘afterwards’ or ‘after that,’ we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them [the previously dead Christians] in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.” I feel this will happen from noon until the twinkling of an eye. Then the last piece was given to me. I felt this had to be wrong, because then the, “Day of the Lord” would be TWO days! Lord! What am I missing? The answer was so simple; Bob, use Eastern eyes, not Western eyes! WOW! For John and everyone 2,000 years ago, the evening and the morning was a day! By the modern calendar it is two days, but by the Hebrew calendar, [God’s calendar; Gen. 1:5] from a twinkling of and eye, to the next twinkling of an eye, was one day! There in one day, on Tishri 3rd, according to the Hebrew calendar, we will be, “CAUGHT UP!” If God spends the rest of the day, “Gathering Us Together,” to make others think and remember that you told them about the Rapture, and then that day, as we rise up, and people see, some may remember me or you sharing Romans 10:9, and get born again. I think that would be the loving thing to happen. Look at this chart below.
Hey, as I write this, it is September 19th, so, we do not have long. Also what I said before the chart means every person in your family may not go up at once, so do not let that bother you. I am excited, it is only days away!
I want to close with events of September 9th. I had to get these charts from the Magi website, but I am sure their concern right now is teaching the Truth. Each of the twelve constellations has three clusters of stars, each with a name. Each section has a name, and the first [go figure] is Alpha, and the last is Omega [Again that makes perfect sense]. Interestingly Virgo is in the first, Leo in the last. Two events happened that few noticed on the 9th of September this year. 14 days before the 23rd. To me this solidifies the coming of Christ for his Church. On the left we see by Jupiter, and we see that Jupiter did a retrograde motion over Spica, while on the right we see that Mercury did a retrograde motion under Regulus. So, you can see it is marked where Jupiter and Mercury were on the 9th, and will be on the 23rd. Now look at this next chart.
This shows the dual retrogrades of both. Any time God uses anything twice, it establishes it. This is so cool to me, and I felt God was showing us something special. Remember, at Christ physical birth he was bathed in salt water, and wrapped in swaddling clothes. The salt was so he would always speak the Truth, being swaddled was symbolic and represented that he would walk upright and be honest. Here, I feel God’s reason was Mercury was swaddling Leo’s heart [Regulus], sending a message that the coming new kings and lords for the Lion of Judah would speak the Truth and walk upright. The heart is part of the Body! It is also saying the kings are coming [lords too]. I told you in an earlier part we were kings, well I have no time to explain, but we are also lords! Jupiter retrograding over Spica has the King of kings [symbolically], circling over the stars, calling up his Body, and introducing the new kings and lords to the angels! The duality of it makes it a joint effort as thee Dynamic Duo [God and His Son Jesus] are receiving Their family and Their new kings and lords into the heavens. Look at this last chart. This absolutely sets it!
I said they would symbolically stand upright, well look at this, two simultaneous conjunctions! A double two, the dual retrogrades, and two simultaneous conjunctions. TWO establishes something, but two, “TWOs” is double establishing that we will speak truth, and walk upright. If you could see all the constellations, both conjunctions are pointed due north. UPRIGHT! There is more but, I am finished with all I have time to do!
FINAL RAPTURE NOTICE: At the Twinkling of an eye, at the last Trump, the dead in Christ will rise FIRST! That will start at my time, which is not the same in every area, at 7:27 P.M. Then or as I believe it should read “Afterwards” we who are living shall start going up to meet the previously dead, and the Lord, in the air. This could start as early as 7:19 A.M. tomorrow, September 23, my time, again different in other areas. When the Moon is under her feet, which will be from 7:19 until noon, but not sure of what the Lord means by under, because any of those times could be when this happens. This being “caught up” will continue until 7:25 P.M. my time!
See you in the air! Bob Maffit