posted May 21, 2006 12:34 AM
THE LION KING
"Some of the stars in this particular constellation are Denebola, which means 'The Judge,' 'The Lord Who Cometh Quickley'; Zosma, meaning 'The Shining Forth,' the 'Epiphany' (or manifestation, as when Christ shall come again); Minchair al Asad, meaning in Arabic 'The Punishing' or 'Tearing of Him who Lays Waste''; Al Defera, meaning 'The Putting Down of the Enemy.' Here indeed is a vivid picture of the wrath of the Lamb; the coming forth of Christ in final judgment and victory over His foes.
"In the sign of Cancer, The Crab, and all of its decans, the saints are finally held securely by Christ and are brought at last into the heavenly arch, into safe harbor, and into home at the end. Christ has finally securely brought His own unto Himself. But before the end there is the destruction of His enemies. In this final sign of Leo it is equally clear and uncontestable that this is a picture of the destruction of the wicked." - D. James Kennedy (872:123-4)
Dr. Kennedy's knowledge of astrology and Egyptology are prominent throughout his book, The Real Meaning of the Zodiac. As well, he knows much (too much) about ancient sacred sites. We recall that Chuck Missler also has an unhealthy interest in sacred sites, such as the Tarxien temple which tourists on his Malta Expedition will visit in April, 2004. To elucidate the symbolism of the Sphinx, Dr. Kennedy refers to a 'sky painting' in an ancient Egyptian temple, discreetly omitting the fact that the Temple of Esneh is dedicated to the Egyptian creator-god, Chnum.
"I know it will surprise you, but the sphinx actually unlocks the mystery of the zodiac. It is fascinating to note that in the Temple of Esneh in Egypt, there is a great sky painting in the portico on the ceiling which shows the whole picture of the zodiac with all of its constellations. Between the figures of Virgo, The Virgin, and Leo, The Lion, there is carved the figure of the sphinx with the head of a woman and the body of a lion. The woman's face is looking at The Virgin and the lion's tail is pointing to Leo, telling us that we begin with The Virgin and end with Leo." (D. James Kennedy) (872:19)
The zodiac at the Temple of Esneh was patterned after the most famous ancient Zodiac of Denderah in the Temple of Hathor. In Egyptian mythology, Hathor was the daughter of Nut and Ra, the wife of Ra called the 'Eye of Ra,' and mother of Horus the Elder. It seems the Egyptians anticipated that future generations would not be able to understand the zodiac without some help. So they built the Sphinx, which had the head of a woman and the body of a lion, to signify that the zodiac begins with the sign of Virgo and ends in Leo. Jim Cornwell, another astrologer in sheep's clothing, explains:
"And so the Sphinx was invented as a memorial guide to the heavens. It had the head of a woman and the body and tail of a lion, to tell us where to start and stop. The word 'Sphinx' is from the Greek 'sphingo,' to join—because it binds together the story's two ends, making this circle of the heavens.
"Confirmation of this is found in one of the oldest zodiacs, dating back to approximately the year 2000 B.C. This is the zodiac of Dendereh. It was discovered by scholars in the ceiling of the portico of the temple of Esneh in Egypt. In this zodiac there is placed between the signs of Virgo and Leo a picture of the Sphinx."
"That, then, solves the 'riddle' of the Sphinx." (1045)
Contrary to the false gospel in the stars, Virgo's position in the Zodiac has nothing at all to do with the Promised Seed of the Virgin Mary; rather the first sign of the Zodiac was Virgo/Isis, the sister-wife of Osiris, who was also known as Saturn, Tammuz and Nimrod and who was reincarnated in his son, Horus. Please recall that the dismemberment of Osiris represented the fragmenting of the different races, religions and cultures of humanity which Nimrod had attempted to unite (Gen.11). Isis' equivalent in Greek mythology was Rhea, the sister and wife of Cronus (the Roman Saturn) and the mother of Demeter (Rom. Ceres), Hades (Pluto), Hera (Juno), Hestia (Vesta), Poseidon (Neptune), and Zeus (Jupiter).
In his book, The Illuminati Formula Used to Create an Undetectable Total Mind Controlled Slave, Fritz Springmeier explains the singular importance of Saturn in the occult world:
"Saturn/Chronos was the father of all Gods in the mythology of the ancient world. David M. Talbot in his book The Saturn Myth documents how all over the world Saturn has been worshipped even more than the sun god. Saturn has been the secret god of the occult. When (sic.) we read in Deut. 18:9-10, 'When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.' All of these practices are abominations done by Satanists today and are becoming commoner among Americans. Note that the first item mentioned by Moses in this passage was passing (putting) children into the fire (of Molech)... The worship of Molech was the worship of Saturn." (49:159)
Quoting Scripture as proof, Springmeier proceeds to demonstrate that Saturn was, in fact, Molech:
"Amos wrote, 'Did ye bring unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O House of Israel? Yea, ye have borne the tabernacle of your king ('siccuth malkecem', or in the Septuagint it reads 'skenen tou Moloch'!!), and the shrine (kiyyun) of your images, the star of your God, which ye made to yourselves' AMS 5:25-26
"The Christian Stephen quotes these passages of Amos and connects it with the worship of the golden calf (bull or Taurus). His words on this are recorded in Acts 7:41. He further connects it in the next verse with the worship of 'the hosts of heaven'. In line with translations like the Septuagint, he states in verse 43 that Amos 5 refers to the cult 'of Moloch and the star of the god Rephan'.
"...Further, the word Chiun...has been represented by the word Rephan in Acts 7:43. Rephan is Kaivan (Chiun) which is the Arabian and Syrian way of saying Saturn. The adoration of the calf (bull) in the wilderness was an important act of defiance by the Israelites—while Moses went up on the mountain to speak to God face to face. This worship of the bull was actually worship of Saturn! Some call this star worship, and the bull was worshipped because at that time the constellation Taurus (the Bull) marked the position of the sun at the time of the spring equinox...
"Moloch, then was the Sun God, ruing the Zodiac period from Taurus to Serpens and Scorpio which is when the sun is hottest." (49:159-160)
We turn now to Dr. Cathy Burns' book, Hidden Secrets of the Eastern Star. On page 150 is found a strange but well-known picture among occultists whose esoteric meaning, as interpreted by a Masonic source, is most informative. From the Masonic Short Talk Bulletin we learn that Leo, the final sign of the Zodiac, is Rhea's husband—Saturn or Chronos, the god of Time.
"'A broken column denoted that a pillar of the state had fallen. In Egyptian mythology, Isis is sometimes pictured weeping over the broken column which conceals the body of her husband Osiris, while behind her stands Horus or Time pouring ambrosia on her hair. In Hasting's Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, Isis is said sometimes to be represented standing; in her right hand is a sistrum, in her left hand a small ewer and on her forehead is a lotus, emblem of resurrection. In the Dionysaic Mysteries, Dionysius is represented as slain; Rhea goes in search of the body. She finds it and causes it to be buried. She is sometimes represented as standing by a column holding in her hand a sprig of wheat, emblem of immortality; since, though it be placed in the ground and die, it springs up again into newness of life. She was the wife of Kronos or Time, who may fittingly be represented as standing behind her.'...
"There is, however, a deeper meaning to this symbol. Former Mason and Satanist, William Schnoebelen, relates:
"'Isis was both virgin and mother, so the 'beautiful virgin' is Isis weeping. The broken column is the missing member of Osiris [the phallus], the acacia, an allusion to the eternal life preached by the Egyptians as well as the fertility cults' emphasis on vegetation. The urn is an evocation of the canopic jars used in Egyptian funerals to store the vital organs of mummies. Finally, we have 'Time,' the god Saturn, a later form of the mysterious and evil god, Set. In astrology, Saturn is called the 'greater malefic,' or greater evil." (625:149-150)
(Cf. the positions of the constellations Virgo and Leo in Constellations of the Zodiac)
According to the above Masonic source, the sprig of wheat in the right hand of Isis (representing the female side of Lucifer) stands for immortality, the strong delusion of the New Age Movement. But why is Saturn/Chronos holding a farm instrument, the scythe, under his left arm?? (In some versions of this picture he holds the scythe in his left hand.) Please note (to the left) the Great Seal of the United States, specifically the sprig of wheat in the right talon of the eagle and the arrows in the left talon. We have already established that this American Eagle is none other than the brilliant star Vega in the constellation of Lyra, the Harp [note the harp on the eagle's breast] in the sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. As the star Vega, which rises at sunset on May 1st, the American Eagle is the 'risen phoenix', aka 'Lucifer rising' from the Underworld on Beltane (May 1). Recall that Virgo once carried the sheaf of wheat, but now, as Virgo-Libra, carries the spike (Spica) as a weapon to destroy the enemies of Gnosis, the hidden wisdom of Lucifer. The scythe is the symbol of Saturn, whom famous 19th century occultists, Eliphaz Levi and H.P. Blavatsky, identified as Baal, the Lord of Death, whose worship required human sacrifice:
"Eliphaz Levi claims: 'Works of malediction and death' were 'under the care of Saturn.' It's no wonder, then, that Saturn is called the Lord of Death.' In fact, human sacrifices were even offered to him...
"'...Baal was the Saturn of Greece and Rome; and there was great conformity between the rites and sacrifices offered to Saturn and what the Scriptures related of the sacrifices offered to Baal.'
"Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, occultist and New Ager, also confirms that Saturn is Bel or Baal...
"Another correlation between Saturn and the broken column symbolism is that the symbol for Saturn is a scythe. The Masonic figure of the broken column shows the god with a scythe standing behind Isis." (625:151-2)
Occult sources agree that the emblem of Chronos/Saturn was the scythe, and that this instrument was used to perform rites of human sacrifice. An article in NASA's Casini-Huygens Journal, "In Search of the Real Saturn," specifically mentioned 'beheading' as the means of murder: "The scythe carried by Saturn was not necessarily a farm instrument. Scythes were also used as weapons particularly for the beheading of monsters and giants." (363)
It seems that the occult underground, which is really the occult establishment, intends to revive this form of execution in order to restore the ancient religion of Osiris. To justify the mass slaughter of those who will not worship the devil in his varied forms, the worshippers of Satan (Saturn) scramble for ways to rationalize his bloodlust. In Fritz Springmeier's book, The Illuminati Formula, a Satanist known as Mother of Darkness defends human sacrifice on the grounds that such a cleansing will regenerate the earth, restore the balance, and serve as a deliverance for all parties involved. It seems that Saturn will be the gateway for the arrival of the ancient gods who will cleanse the earth. This is the meaning of the opening of the eye of Molech:
"Mother of Darkness: 'Saturn is the gateway that must be opened. For a season God has winked that man might be illuminated... Soon the other eye of God must open. Those who are illuminated have kept the balance point. The majority of mankind has not. Few seek the ancient seed of wisdom that comes from the brow of Lucifer... The other eye of God, as some would say. Chemosh. Cleansing fire. The outstretched arms of Molech.'
"Interviewer: 'What has that got to do with Saturn?'
"Mother of Darkness: 'Everything. This is the most secret thing. Saturn is the gateway. The point at which all thought is fixed. The point at which all feeling shall be projected as the eye opens. Much ritual and preparation has gone into the issuance through the gateway of the ancient ones. A strengthened invisible quintessence to hold them in this plane at the time of advent.
"Interviewer: 'And what will be the result of this advent? What will it mean?
"Mother of Darkness: 'A restoring of the balance. Those who do not seek wisdom shall cease... When the other eye opens the dawn shall come. The Golden Dawn shall be upon us... The urge to sacrifice others is a gift. It is a liberation from the awful rigidity...of other humans. However badly treated... They do not truly die. Light increases. Wisdom grows...Death begets life. The sacred cycle of the ancient. The earth shall regenerate herself when the eye of Molech opens." (49:161)
Regulus = Saturn's Scythe
Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval would have us believe that that the sickle of Saturn, i.e. Leo, is a question mark (?) and that Regulus is the lion's heart: "Leo resembles the animal after which it was named. A right triangle of stars outline the back legs...the front of the constellation, like a giant backward question mark, defines the head, mane and front legs. At the base of the question mark is Regulus, the heart of the lion..." (132:152) In his book on astrology, D. James Kennedy also refers to Regulus as the heart of Leo, the Lion.
Regulus is a brilliant 1st magnitude star in the constellation of Leo. In his astrological handbook, Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning, Richard Hinckley Allen identifies Regulus as Leo's sickle.
"The Egyptian stellar Lion...comprised only a part of ours, and in the earliest records some of its stars were shown as a Knife, as they now are as a Sickle... [Regulus] was of course prominent among the lunar-mansion stars, and chief to the 8th nakshatra [constellation] that bore its name, Maghā, made up by all the components of the Sickle... In Arabia, with γ, ζ, and η of the Sickle, it was the 8th mansil [mansion of the moon], Al Jabbah, of the Forehead." (927:255,257)
According to J.R. Church, this star is the sword of Christ: "Regulus, the king star in Leo also happens to be in the handle of a sickle in the head of Leo. The point of the sickle protrudes from the lion's mouth. Could that sickle represent the sword in the mouth of Christ? Revelation 19:15 says, 'And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations.'" (1046)
From these seemingly dissonant sources, we see that disinformation abounds not only in the New Age community but also in the Christian community, where pseudo-biblical astrologers are preparing the apostate Church for reception of the Antichrist as Jesus Christ wielding a scythe against His enemies. Whilst the strategy of Reformed Amillennialists such as D. James Kennedy is to deny the Tribulation period altogether, pseudo-Dispensationalists like J.R. Church mislead their readers through false interpretations of proper eschatology. A major objective of Dispensational false teachers, such as J.R. Church, is to eventually fool apostate Christendom that the mid-point of the Tribulation Period is the end of the Tribulation. Popular prophecy conferences provide a far-reaching platform for false prophecy teachers to pervert Dispensational truth through false interpretations. Multitudes of Christians are led into error through this scam.
J.R. Church appears to be a major player in the New Age scheme to stage a counterfeit Tribulation period. His article "Where Will The Planets Be In The Year 2000?" is basically the New Age propaganda that the planetary conjunctions in May of the year 2000, which occurred in the sign of Taurus, began the New Age. Christians, he implied, should interpret this New Age event as the onset of the Tribulation. According to Church, the end of the Tribulation period will occur in August of 2007 with a Saturn/ Regulus conjunction, at which time Saturn's sickle will also fall—on the enemies of "Christ":
"Some remarkable conjunctions will occur in May of the year 2000 as all five major planets, along with the sun and moon, group together leaving the constellation, Aries, and entering Taurus around May 4.
"Jupiter and Saturn will be extremely close as Venus has a conjunction with Jupiter on the morning of May 17 and with Saturn a few hours later, May 18. Jupiter and Saturn, the two largest planets in our Solar System, will meet a few days later on May 27. This is a remarkable series of events to occur in a single month.
"According to THE WITNESS OF THE STARS, by E. Bullinger, published in 1893, Taurus begins the story of the second coming of Christ. Bullinger writes, 'In this third and last book, we come to the concluding portion of this heavenly revelation. Its subject is redemption completed, and consummated in triumph ... the glory that should follow ... The sign in Chaldee is Tor; Greek, Tauros; Latin, Taurus. The Hebrew name is Shur, which is from a root which means both coming and ruling. It is a prophecy of Christ, the coming Judge, and Ruler, and Lord of all the earth.'...
"Over the next seven years, from 2000 to 2007, Saturn will travel through the constellations that tell the story of the wrath of God being poured out upon an unbelieving world. That would be Taurus, the coming Judge; Gemini, which in ancient zodiacs tells the story of the Bridegroom and his bride; Cancer, the symbol of resurrection; and Leo, the lion pouncing on Hydra, a many-headed serpent. These constellations along with their sidereal sidepieces tell the story of the second coming of Christ...
"In the Rotunda ceiling at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California, is a mural of Saturn by Hugo Ballin. It shows Saturn below the sickle in the mouth of Leo. Will Saturn use Leo's sickle? Coming up around August 29, 2007, Saturn will have a conjunction with Regulus. It will be near its conjunction as the calendar approaches Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year on September 12, 2007. Will Saturn's conjunction with Regulus complete the story which began on the night of Jupiter's conjunction with Regulus in 3 B.C.?" (1046)
J.R.'s projection of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ is based on the Jupiter/Regulus triple conjunction theory of the Star of Bethlehem, which announced the first coming of Christ. To support this erroneous concept, J.R. appeals to the gnostic tradition of assigning astrological symbols to the twelve tribes of Israel:
"On the night of Rosh Hashanah, September 11, 3 B.C., Jupiter was in conjunction with Regulus, the brightest star in Leo, the lion. It passed across the star, stopped around the first of December and began a retrograde movement, crossing Regulus again on February 17, 2 B.C. It continued its backward trek 40 days, then turned around again and had a third conjunction with Regulus on May 8, 2 B.C...
"The remarkable thing about this triple conjunction is that the dying Jacob gave a prophecy on his deathbed concerning the coming of the Messiah from the tribe of Judah - to which he gave the sign of the celestial lion:
"Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee.
"Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
"The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be" (Genesis 49:8-10).
"The Hebrew word used for 'his feet' reglaiv, is very close to the Latin, Regulus. We get the word regal and regulation from Regulus. The Hebrew regel (foot) appears to be so similar to the name of the star, we suspect a connection.
"Regulus has been known down through the centuries as the 'king star.' Jacob said that the 'scepter [a royal rod held in the hand of a king] shall not depart from Judah ... until Shiloh [a reference to the Messiah] come. On the other hand, Jupiter was also known as the royal planet - the king planet. It must have had some special significance to the Magi when Jupiter, the king planet had the first of three conjunctions with Regulus, the king star between the feet of Leo. Circling above Regulus, Jupiter seemed to draw a crown - perhaps signifying the arrival of the divine King." (1046)
The Counterfeit Tribulation
Using various fronts posing as Christian ministries, the secret societies have used the Grand Planetary Alignment and Jupiter/Saturn conjunction in the year 2000 to mark the beginning of a false Tribulation Period. The rationale behind commencing a false Tribulation period before the genuine Tribulation starts is to ultimately deceive the apostate Christian masses with a false Antichrist, a false False Prophet, a false Mark of the Beast—a pseudo New World Order which will be overthrown by the real Antichrist posing as Jesus Christ. So when J.R. Church projects that August 29, 2007 is the end of the 7-year Tribulation period and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, the reader can reasonably assume that this date may be the midpoint of the Tribulation when the Antichrist makes his grand entrance, per Revelation 13:1.
To illustrate Satan's counterfeiting of real Tribulation events, the following table charts the events of the false Tribulation in chronological relation to the actual Tribulation events 3.5 years later. This table is based on the assumption that the Book of Revelation follows a strict chronological order, as Jesus instructed the apostle John: "Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter." (Rev.1:19)
False Trib 3.5 yr
False Great Tribulation 3.5 years
Golden Age 3.5 yrs
False New Heavens & New Earth
False False Prophet
Release of> False Satan
FALSE GREAT TRIBULATION
<Two Witnesses Abomination>
Tribulation 3.5 years
Great Tribulation 3.5 years
Millennial Reign of Christ
The Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the true Church will be the event that God uses to begin the actual seven-year Tribulation Period. During the first 3 1/2 years of the real Tribulation, the secret societies will set up a false Antichrist, a false False Prophet, a false Dragon, a false Babylon the Great, false Mark of the Beast and many other counterfeit fulfillments of Bible prophecy. These counterfeits will function as decoys and scapegoats in order to (1) justify the elimination of established governments and traditional religions and (2) prevent recognition of the true Antichrist, the true False Prophet, true Mark of the Beast and Satan's gnostic religious system. At the midpoint of the Tribulation period, the real Antichrist and False Prophet will destroy the false Antichrist, the false False Prophet, the false Dragon which is Mystery Babylon the Great, the Roman Catholic Church.
According to D. James Kennedy, the chief star of Leo, Regulus, will be the heavenly sign of 'Christ' when he tramples on His enemies.
"The chief star [of the constellation Leo, The Lion] means 'He That Tears Asunder.' And God represents Himself in that way... The chief star, situated in the lion's breast, whence its mighty paws proceed, bears the name of Regal, which means 'The Treading Underfoot,' That is precisely what the feet of the lion can do. In fact, Joseph Seiss, author of The Gospel in the Stars, tells us that the forepaw of the lion can exert the same force as dropping a twenty-five point hammer. With one blow of its paw it can break the backbone of an ox or crush the skull of a horse. With one blow its claws can cut four inches in depth on another beast. No wonder man is ill-equipped to fight with a lion!.. (872:119)
There is a hint in Kennedy's remarks that the mighty fall of Christendom will be connected with the discovery of the Hall of Records in the Lion's forepaw ('the lion's breast, whence its mighty paws proceed') with the result that 2,000 years of Christian dogma will be pronounced invalid.
"In this last of the constellations, the feet of the lion are about to land on the head or neck of the serpent... In this final sign of Leo it is...clear and incontestable that this is a picture of the destruction of the wicked." (872:119-20)
In August of 2003 there were several conjunctions leading up to a conjunction of Regulus and Jupiter, which is regarded by astrologers as the King of the Planets, King Star, Melchizedek and the Messiah all rolled into one. Robert Wadsworth reported on this "unique rendezvous" in his 'Biblical Astronomy" (i.e., astrology) newsletter of August 2003:
"Starting around August 21, the Sun, Jupiter and Venus will be closing in on a rendezvous with the star Regulus in the constellation Leo (Arieh, the lion). Continuing on through August 26, there will be various massings and conjunctions of the above- mentioned heavenly bodies. Chart 324 below shows the close grouping of the above-mentioned bodies for August 22, 2003. The planet Jupiter is the large dot above the sun, and the star Regulus is the smaller dot below Venus. The bodies are too close together here to show the labels of all...
"Before getting into the events, I will give a review of the Biblical meanings of the constellation Leo (Arieh), the star Regulus, the planets Jupiter and Venus, and the Sun.
"The constellation Leo (Arieh, the lion) represents not only Messiah crushing the enemy, but also the Tribe of Judah and the House of Judah.
"The star Regulus in the constellation Leo (Arieh) is the brightest star in that constellation and the chief or king star (the king star of Yehudah). All ancient civilizations recognized Regulus as the king star, the one and only king star in the zodiac. Regulus means kingly in Latin. The Arabic word regel means foot and is identical in meaning to the Aramaic word regla and the Hebrew word regel. Thus the brightest star in the constellation of Arieh, has the Biblical connotation of the foot, tying in with the "from between his feet," of Genesis 49:10 ("the sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be") represented by the king star, Regulus.
The planet Jupiter or Tzedeq in Hebrew is the chief or king planet of all the planets. Its Hebrew name Tzedeq is the root of Melchizedek. Jupiter has long been recognized as a messianic star and associated with the Messiah. Tzedeq means righteousness. The Messiah who would come from David's genetic line was to be the righteous Branch, according to Jeremiah 23:5, who would reign as a king and execute righteousness. His name would be called the Lord our Righteousness (Jer. 23 5, 6 and Jer 33:15, 16). Thus Jupiter has characteristics that would associate it with the Messiah. Yahshua is made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec (Heb. 6:20).
"Venus is the bright and morning star. This is also associated with Yahshua HaMashiach, "the bright and morning star" in Rev. 22:16.
"The Sun represents the going forth of the bridegroom (Psalm 19:5, 6)
August 17 – Sun and Venus in conjunction.
August 21 – Jupiter and Venus in conjunction.
August 22 – Venus and Regulus in conjunction.
Sun and Jupiter in conjunction.
August 23 – Sun and Regulus in conjunction.
August 26 – Jupiter and Regulus in conjunction
August 27 – Mars at its closest approach to Earth in the last 59,000 plus years.
August 28 – Mars at opposition.
Sighting of New Moon (Elul 1 begins)." (1047)
Former Kansas City false prophet, Bob Jones, gave Jupiter similar approbation in his 1999 article, "The Lance of the Basilisk." Based on one of Jones' revelatory visions, the article states that the Shoemaker-Levy comet that impacted Jupiter in 1994 was really an attack of a powerful arch demon of Hell, an agent of Satan named Basilisk, against the Michael the Archangel, misrepresented as Melchizedek—whose name happens to be synonymous with Jupiter. Here is a prime example of a false prophet pretending to oppose the very falsehood he is promoting:
"On July 16, 1994, which is the 9th of Av on the Hebrew Calendar, the twenty-one pieces of Shoemaker-Levi comet began its bombardment on the planet Jupiter. Jupiter is commonly recognized as a symbol of idolatry and paganism. One of the most devastating events in the history of Israel occurred when the image of Jupiter was placed in the Temple of God. We continue to observe the feast of Hanukkah as a celebration of the victory of the Maccabees in removing this pagan god from the temple and re-instituting temple worship.
"It is clearly prophetically significant that the Shoemaker Levi comet began its assault on the planet Jupiter on this notable date. The Heavens declare the Glory of God. It is also significant that the comet was broken into twenty-one pieces also representing the twenty-one days extending from the 17th of Tammuz until the 9th of AV, the season which this prevailing spirit operates with its greatest authority.
"Even though Jupiter is a symbol of idolatry for the pagan world, it is also a term for righteousness in the Hebrew language. The Hebrew name for Jupiter is Tzedeq and comes from the word meaning 'righteous' or 'righteous one'. It is from this term that the name Melchizedek is derived denoting 'King of Righteousness'.
"Clearly, we can see that Satan has perverted Jupiter into a symbol of idolatry. However, we can glean understanding from this term as a symbol of righteousness in the hope of our being cleansed by the Truth of God's Word thereby making us a suitable habitation for His Holy Spirit so that we can share in His holiness." (1050)
Using the Hebrew calendar to support an astrological false teaching, Bob Jones was claiming that the 1994 assault of Shoemaker-Levi on Jupiter symbolized a strategic attack by the powers of darkness on the Jesus Christ, whom God represents by the planet Jupiter. It's a good thing all Bob Jones' intercessors waged spiritual warfare in the heavenlies, as he exhorted them, "This high level authority cannot be combated individually but must be engaged through corporate united intercessory prayer." Jones was happy to report in his "Plans and Strategy for Spiritual Warfare in 1999 and 2000" that Basilisk was defeated through their prayers. According to Jones' fellow astrologer in sheep's clothing, Bob Wadsworth, God gave us the planetary alignment of May, 2000 and the Jupiter/Regulus conjunction of 2003 as portents that the Messiah is on His way.
"After thousands of hours of research, I know for certain that these were and are the greatest signs ever to occur marking the Return of Messiah. In the last 6,000 years and for at least 5,000 years to come, there was and will not be an array of such fine signs as we were witness to over these past 7 years (saving when the sun turns black and the moon blood red after the tribulation of those days)." (1047)
The Prince of the Covenant
In his book, From the Omens of Babylon, Michael Baigent predicted that a conjunction of Jupiter—the King of the planets called the King Star by New Agers—and Regulus, another King Star, would presage the removal of a reigning monarch from power.
"One [Akkadian] text states unequivocally the connection between a celestial challenge and one upon the earth: 'When Jupiter advances on Regulus...another will rise up and kill the king, and seize the throne... Regulus has long been named 'The Royal Star', called by the Assyrians Sharru, which means 'the king'. Jupiter, then, in this text is assuming the role of a strong challenger to the reigning monarch symbolized by Regulus." (696:150)
"In ancient Jewish tradition, Jupiter was the planet called the 'King's Star'...." (53)
"The star Regulus in the constellation Leo (Arieh) is the brightest star in that constellation and the chief or king star (the king star of Yehudah). All ancient civilizations recognized Regulus as the king star, the one and only king star in the zodiac. Regulus means kingly in Latin." (1047)
The Columbia Encyclopedia states that "Regulus is a visual triple star. Its name is Latin for 'prince'." (124:2297) Is it possible that Regulus, as Saturn, is named for the 'prince that shall come' to sign a peace treaty with Israel?
...and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. - Dan. 9:27
If so, this 'prince of the covenant' will fail to deliver on his promises and be overthrown at mid-Tribulation by the Antichrist, i.e., Jupiter advancing on Regulus.
And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries. And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant. - Dan. 11:21-22
In The Secret Architecture of Our Nation's Capital, author David Ovason stated that Regulus means 'little ruler' and that this 1st magnitude star was the 'guiding star' of Rome.
"What is most remarkable about the merging of history with mythology is that ancient Roman astrologers had linked the foundation of their own city with a fixed star in Leo. This was Regulus, whose name means 'little ruler'—perhaps a reasonable association for a city that was to rule the world for so many centuries. The star Regulus is said to have entered the zodiacal sign of Leo in 293 B.C., and has been taken ever since by astrologers as the guiding star of the Eternal City." (512:9-10)
Rome was also known as the city of Saturn and, according to Alexander Hislop, "...the Pope is...the legitimate representative of Saturn,... But it still further it turns out...that the original name of Rome itself was Saturnia, 'the city of Saturn.' Thus, then the Pope...is the only legitimate representative of the original Saturn at this day in existence, and he reigns in the very city of the seven hills where the Roman Saturn formerly reigned..." (156:259)
Saturn was a malicious god who was overthrown by his son, Jupiter (Gr. Zeus), whence he established a Golden Age on earth. The Mythology Dictionary describes the brutal disposition of Saturn:
"The titan Saturn (equated with the Greek Cronus) castrated his father, hated his children, devoured them, and was castrated and overthrown by his son Zeus. After his defeat, Saturn ruled over the Golden Age of the world; according to Roman mythology, he fled to the west and brought a new golden time to Italy. Originally Saturn was an old Italic deity of the harvest; the Roman's built a temple to Saturn on the Capitoline hill and each December celebrated the winter planting with the Saturnalia, a time of revelry and the giving of presents. Saturnalia today denotes a period of unrestrained or orgiastic revelry. Saturn gives his name to the sixth planet from the sun, the second largest planet in the solar system after Jupiter. ...a saturnine temperament...is...gloomy or melancholy, characteristics of the god who castrated his father and was overthrown. Saturnian simply means pertaining to the god or the planet Saturn. The planet Saturn was also associated with the element lead, and so the term for lead poisoning is saturnism." (1047)
At the Roman Saturnalia was celebrated each year the overthrow of the Atlantean god Saturn (Gr. Chronos) by the god Jupiter (Gr. Zeus) and return to the Golden Age of Atlantis. John King, author of The Celtic Druid's Year, explains:
“The Roman festival dedicated to Saturn, the Saturnalia, began on 19 December. It celebrated the overthrow of the old father-god, Saturn, by the new, Jupiter or Deus-Pater (God the Father, although in our context he is actually God the Son). These gods have direct counterparts in Greek mythology (Chronos and Zeus) and in Celtic mythology (Bran and Bel or Belin)…” (270:133)
In Roman mythology, Jupiter (Gr. Zeus), was the last god of Atlantis. Ignatius Donnelly tells of Jupiter's fame and glory after he deposed his father, Saturn: "The third and last on the throne of the highest god was Zeus... He was called 'the thunderer,' and 'the mighty thunderer.' He was represented with thunder-bolts in his hand and an eagle at his feet. During the time of Zeus Atlantis seems to have reached its greatest height of power. He was recognized as the father of the whole world..." - 635 (Part IV, Ch. II)
The conjunction of the planets Saturn and Jupiter in May of 2000 presaged, in astrological folklore, the reunion of these ancient gods to recreate the new Atlantis—a social order based on the pre-flood civilization which God judged in Genesis 7. The motto of 33rd degree Freemasonry is "ordo ab chao" ('order out of chaos') which means that a new social order is only possible through the planned destruction of the old order. The planetary god of Saturn is characterized in astrology as one that brings suffering as Vera Alder stated in her book, The Initiation of the World: "Pain and pressure are born upon this planet ...from the planet Saturn." (1049:109)
In keeping with the Masonic axiom 'ordo ab chao', Saturn (Chronos) will produce massive upheavals in the old order and Jupiter, the King Star or Zeus, will restore social order under a new system of law. In The Illuminati Formula, Fritz Springmeier amplifies Alder’s model of Saturnian severity as the cosmic force, which, in a classic dialectical operation, will merge with Jupiter to create the Golden Age of Saturn:
"...the religion of Saturn is Saturnian gnosis—which turns out to be a rehash of the gnosticism that the high level Satanists believe in. Saturn is severe. Jupiter is mild. The merging of Saturn (severity) with Jupiter is the creation of the new Golden Age—according to high level Satanic hierarchy teachings." (49:160)
It will be seen in the course of the Tribulation events that Saturn and Jupiter are astrological representations of the Roman Pope and the Merovingian Antichrist respectively. The infiltration of the Vatican early on by the Merovingian dynasty has been previously documented and many of the popes have been agents of the Merovingians, including John XXIII and John-Paul II.
Saturn is the malevolent god of time, representing the period of chaos and severity that precedes Jupiter, the god of benevolence. Saturn will rule over the first half of the Tribulation period, producing the chaos which destroys the present social order. At mid-Tribulation, Jupiter (the Merovingian king) will pass judgment on Saturn (the Roman Catholic Pope and Church) in a global court of law for crimes committed during the Inquisition and the Holocaust. In a fiery judgment, Jupiter (the Merovingian Beast) will overthrow Saturn (the Great ***** of Rome). This cataclysmic event is first mentioned in Revelation 14 and described in vivid detail in chapters 17 and 18:
And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. - Rev. 14:8
And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great ***** that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the ***** sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the ***** , and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. - Rev. 17:1-17
Then shall commence the Great Tribulation—the reign of terror of the Beast.
Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. - Dan 7:23-25
THE LION KING
The New Age plans for mankind to go 'back to the future' to the astrological Age of Leo, which The Message of the Sphinx locates as beginning in 10,500 B.C.
"All the clues are in place. Geology and archeo-astronomy have already indicated that the lion-headed Sphinx may be vastly older than Egyptologists currently believe, dating not from 2500 B.C., but from 10,500 B.C.—the beginning of the astrological Age of Leo...
"...Using sophisticated computer simulations of ancient skies, they unravel the riddle of the Sphinx... Their discoveries led the authors to this question: Does mankind have a rendezvous with destiny—a rendezvous not in the future, but in the distant past, at a precise place and time? The secrets can be kept no longer..." (132 back cover)
In the Egyptian Calendar Year of the Ages of the Zodiac, the First Age was the astrological Age of Leo.
Age of Leo
Age of Cancer
Age of Gemini
Age of Taurus
Age of Aries
Age of Pisces
Age of Aquarius
Age of Capricorn
Age of Sagittarius
Age of Scorpio
Age of Libra
Age of Virgo
dawned in 10948 BCE
dawned in 8788 BCE
dawned in 6628 BCE
dawned in 4468 BCE
dawned in 2308 BCE
dawned in 148 BCE
dawns in 2012 AD
dawns in 4172AD
dawns in 6332 AD
dawns in 8492 AD
dawns in 10652 AD
dawns in 12812 AD
The preeminence of Leo would seem to conflict with the commonly held New Age belief that the most primitive eon was the Age of Virgo, when the Great Mother Goddess ruled over the Motherland of MU. Recall that the inhabitants of Lemuria, which supposedly existed 18 million years ago, were the ascended race of Great Initiates from the star system Sirius who left their utopian realm to undertake a sacrificial mission to our solar system. A Masonic website, Ancient Egyptians and the Constellations, explains the discrepancy in the Great Calendar Year from the vantage point of the Egyptians, who worshipped the male creator-god, Hu, instead of Mu, aka Nut, the mother of Isis and Osiris.
"The question arises as to why the Age of Leo was chosen by the Ancient Egyptians as the First Age when clearly the Ancient Egyptians regarded Hu, the Celestial Sphinx, as the giver of Life in the Beginning. The answer lies in the New Beginning following the gradual Fall of Hu from his majestic position on the horizon in 14000BCE...
"It could be argued that technically the New Beginning should have started at the Dawn of the Age of Virgo in 13108BCE. Why wait until the Dawn of the Age of Leo in 10948BCE for the New Beginning? Was it perhaps because Virgo was female? Initially I would have suggested that this was not the case because the Ancient Egyptians represented the heavens in the female form: that of Nut, the Sky Goddess. However it must be remembered that Hu, the Celestial Sphinx and Creator, was male … as evidenced by his Osiris Beard. Moreover the heavens which Hu created were impregnated into the body of Nut. The female was clearly subordinate to the male, and her purpose was one of childbearing. Hu represented the Male Principle while Virgo and Nut represented the Female Principle...
"There is an additional, and perhaps more straight forward reason why Leo was chosen over Virgo as the First Age. By 13108BCE the Celestial Sphinx had not fallen sufficiently below the horizon at Giza for a New Age to be even considered. However by 10948BCE the Ancient Egyptians had lost their affiliation with Hu. The Celestial Sphinx no longer had the same relevance in their lives as he had had for their ancestors." (903:14)
A New Age website explains the progression from the Age of Leo to the present threshold of the Age of Aquarius as the downward spiral from female to male dominance. Aquarius will be the turning point during which the human race will begin to reverse the male dominated social order and ascend toward another Golden Age of Virgo, 13,000 years in the future.
"Leo - The Lion - Age of Leo - Lion King - approximately 13,000 years ago - the time the energies supposedly moved into a male cycle - to return to the feminine - higher frequencies - 13,000 years later - Age of Aquarius...
"We are presently ending a century, a millennium, and now 180 degrees around the star clock of the procession of the equinoxes. That was the time of the great flood. That was the Age of Leo....Many ancient Star clocks depict the age of Leo. The Flood happened somewhere in the beginning to the middle of Leo." (1051)