Part 2: Book of Revelation gives position of “sun moon and stars” at Creation

This post is written simply and briefly in order to appeal to a broad audience. Please read Part One for background and dates.

Feel free to skip the enclosed footnotes if in a rush.

We said in Part One,

At Creation, the planets aligned in the constellation of Virgo (“The Women”) and in Cetus (“The Sea Monster”), the same symbolism found in Revelation 12-13.

“A day for each year” (Ezek. 4)

In order to understand the heavenly signs at Creation one must be familiar with the day-year principle of the Bible.

I wrote articles about Ezekiel 4 in the ’90s. Eventually, this became an entire website.  The below chart is from those early articles. This agrees with my approach now to Creation and the heavenly signs.

The day-year principle was partially employed by Jews[7] as seen in Daniel 9:24–27, Ezekiel 4:4-7[8], and in the early church. (Wikipedia)

In the below chart, the seven days that Ezekiel sat overwhelmed (Ezek 3:15) immediately before he laid on his side 430 days “a day for each year” coincides with the EXACT seven years until Jerusalem fell in 586 BC.

Ezekiel’s siege. Demonstrates day-year principle. The seven days of his call symbolized the next seven years unt0 the fall of Jerusalem, about which he laid on his side for 430 days

Some ancient texts utilize the day-year principle, such as the Book of Jubilees, written before Christ. Jubilees places the fall of Adam exactly seven years after Creation.

The seven-day week of Creation and the seven-day Sabbatical years of the Pentateuch has the same meaning and work the same way, (Exod. 23:10–11, Levit. 25:2–7, 25:20–22 and Deut. 15:1–3). Both are continuous unbroken cycles of seven days and of seven years that began at Creation and confirmed by Moses.

Footnote: The Enochian Calendar also utilizes the day-year principle. See the Book of Jubilees and the Book of Enoch.

The Day-Year principle at Creation

The Bible says that Adam was created on the “6th day” of Creation. (And then God rested on the “7th day”, Gen. 1-2.)

The Bible says that Adam was “130 years of age” when his son Seth was born, (Gen. 5:3).

The question is, How do we integrate the seven-year principle at Creation?

This is how: Because the count of years (i.e., “130 years”) begins at the 6th day of creation (when Adam was created), this means that six days AND six years before this must represent the first ‘day’ of Creation.

Footnote: The six days and years are also inferred in the Book of Jubilees because according to it, Adam sinned in the garden seven years later, which, therefore, is the 13th year from the very first year of creation, (6 + 7 = 13 years). 

The coinciding of the seventh and the 13th year at the fall of man signifies 'redemption'. The combination of these two numbers, the seven of perfection and the thirteen of imperfection, are at the root of the Enoch calendar. Moreover, in the chronologies of the Bible, multiples of 7 and 13 repeatedly occur in the SP, LXX, MT, and even NT chronologies. For example, "130 years to Seth", which is 13 x 10, and then "105 to Enosh", which is 7 x 15, and so forth.

I wrote an extensive article about the importance of "multiples of 23 years unto the Exodus or Conquest" in Biblical Chronology. For example, from the Creation in 4114 BC unto the Exodus in 1446 BC are 2668 years (23 x 116). Therefore, the said six years of Creation, plus the '40 years in the wilderness' equals 46, which is 23 x 2. This means that from the "first day" of Creation as in 4120 BC (4114 BC minus six years equals 4120 BC) unto the Conquest in 1406 BC are 23 x 118 years. Thus, the 'seven years' of Creation are "23 x 118 years" apart from the seven-years of the Conquest, and the Conquest is a type of 'new creation'. (Also, see 23 x 178 of LXX.) Much more could be said, but I forbear.

The Six day-years of Creation are 4120 to 4114 BC

As explained in Part One, the straightforward date for Creation (assuming the traditional Exodus date of 1446 BC) puts Creation at 4114 BC. Therefore, six days and six symbolic years before this puts the start of the first ‘day/year’ of Creation as 4120 BC. Below is the standard Biblical chronology as a point of reference and confirmation.

As we shall next see, astronomical signs as explained in the Book of Revelation grace the sky during this same ‘six years’ of creation. And the exquisite precision of the heavenly signs suggests a divine arrangement, a prophecy written in the stars.

These same stars were likely named by Adam along with the animals (Gen. 2:20). God impressed these names and symbols upon the mind of Adam by His gentle sovereign hand. Thus began a universal language read by all men under the heavens (Ps. 19), later twisted by the serpent, but stars redeemed by the Savior as trophies of His grace, (Eph. 1:10; Dan. 12:3).

MT (“Your Bible!”) Chronology. Creation to Moses in the Bible. Click here for best quality

The Seven Day-Years of Creation

Observe the symmetrical arrangement at Creation: Three days/years of forming and three days/years of filling that which was formed, (Gen. 1). The grand finale of the first three days of forming is the seed זַרְעֲ-bearing plants. And the grand finale of the last three days of filling is “man”, but more specifically, the Seed זַרְעֲ of Man, which is Christ the Lord, (Gen. 1-3; Gal. 3:16).

As we shall see, this “three-plus-three-year” pattern is outlined by a wonderful astronomical sign. Visible from Eden and Jerusalem, at the hour of the Spring New Moon, Nisan 1st, on the New Years of 4120, 4117, and 4114 BC a wonderful sign occurred in the heavens. It portrayed the first promise found in the Bible:

And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed. He will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” …וּבֵין זַרְעֲךָ וּבֵין זַרְעָהּ הוּא… Gen. 3:15. (Ponder Gen. 1:29 with Gen. 3:14.)

We look at this heavenly sign first and after that at the more magnificent planetary alignment as also portrayed in Revelation 12.

Click here for best quality. Note: Most dates before the Exodus can be earlier by half-a-year. Thus, the creation of Adam can be Oct. 4115 BC. This creates a full span of 7.5 years (Oct. 4121 – Apri. 4112). All this has stunning effects in biblical prophecy, but for now, we keep things simple

Part Three: In three days the head of the serpent is crushed

In Part Three, the heel of the Good Shepherd is pierced by the ruler of the night, but the Shepherd crushes the head of the beast and dragon/serpent. All this is portrayed in the heavens on the specified three days, i.e., on the New Years of 4120, 4117, and 4114 BC, even on the very hour.

And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him (i.e., “the beast”), whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (Rev. 13:8; 1Pet. 1:20)

Just to increase your anticipation of Part Three…

After explaining the first sign, we will then discuss the astonishing planetary alignment that occurred on Tammuz 17th, 4117 BC (the year that symbolizes the 4th day of Creation when God created the sun, moon, and stars). Tammuz 17th also happens to be the anniversary of the alignment of a series of catastrophes in the history of Israel, such as the fall of Jerusalem, 589-586 BC, 72 jubilees later!

Below is a 16-second video clip. It shows the eleven heavenly bodies in alignment on “Tammuz 17th”, at Creation, 4117 BC. Seven heavenly bodies are in Virgo (“the Women”) as viewed from the Moon. Four are in the “Sea Monster/Dragon” as viewed from earth, with the 12th,  Neptune, under the foot of the “Serpent Wrestler”. (Recall that Judas, the 12th disciple, also went astray.)

Click on the image to enlarge.

Click to enlarge. Video clip of alignment of planets on Tammuz 17th 4117 BC. (“Eres” is the same size as Pluto and is the tenth planet from the sun. These are by far the ten largest bodies in our solar system that orbit the sun. Unfortunately, Eris and Pluto are now classified as dwarf-planets because they are a little less than the size of the moon. But apparently, this is not how God classifies them!

Part 1: Book of Revelation gives position of “sun moon and stars” at Creation

The recent conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter this past December of 2020 provoked me to dig deeper. (See “2020 Christmas Star” & the Great Planetary Alignment when Noah died,

At Creation, the planets aligned in the constellation of Virgo (“The Women”) and in Cetus (“The Sea Monster”), the same symbolism found in Revelation 12-13.

A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.

She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.

Although we presently lack perfect astronomical knowledge as to the position of the sun, moon, and stars at creation, (dated according to a literal interpretation of the Bible), such as the exact position of solar eclipses, yet there remains sufficient certainty to recognize that the same symbolism as found in the Book of Revelation was then portrayed in the heavens. This appears to include all of the Book of Revelation and not just chapter 12.

For example, the position of the sun, moon, and stars at creation also portrays Rev. 13 in combination with the prophecy of Genesis 3:14,15. And while the astronomical imagery is not always identical, the similarities are striking, especially when related scriptures are taking into account. (After all, the Book of Revelation is itself a compilation of Old Testament imagery.)

The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea… All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world. Rev 13:1,8

 

So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,

“Cursed are you above all livestock
    and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
    and you will eat dust
    all the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity
    between you and the woman,
    and between your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head,
    and you will strike his heel.” (Gen. 3:14,15)

When was the Creation?

Before we begin, the date for creation according to the plain reading of the Bible must be established. Fortunately, this is a simple task. Evangelical scholars now generally accept 1446 BC as the date of the Exodus from Egypt. For 30 years I have also used this date in hundreds of articles. It’s likely the same date used in the notes in your own Bible.

From 1446 BC it is a simple matter to count backward to Creation according to the plain meaning of the Bible. The straightforward date of Creation is the spring of 4114 BC.

The difficulty comes when one combines the New Testament into what would otherwise have been a straightforward chronology. This post does not explain the workings of biblical chronology, which has been discussed many times already. Instead, I passionately ask the “why” question, rather than the “when” question. Why are there several different legitimate approaches to ascertaining the date of Creation? Why would God allow several possibilities? Is He the author of confusion or harmony?

I have always held an eclectic position. What I mean by this is, rather than attempting to find out the “correct date” or “actual date” of creation, instead, allow the Bible to speak for itself. If scripture leads to more than one answer –to more than one date for Creation — so be it!

If we take this approach, a harmony emerges that is far greater than the adoption of any single date for the creation. The whole is greater than its parts, and two or three witnesses to the Messiah are better than one.

MT (“Your Bible!”) Chronology. Creation to Moses in the Bible. Click here for best quality.

How can there be multiple dates for the Creation?

In the earlier post, I explain how the extremely rare alignment of planets in 1953/1951 BC coincides with the death of Noah and the birth of Abraham. The date is based upon the “430 years” spent in Egypt AND Canaan, which is the reading of the SP, and perhaps the LXX and New Testament. About half of chronologers go this route, as did Bishop Usher, for example. The other half of chronologers simply take your Old Testament Bible as is. (Your Bible is based upon the Hebrew Massoretic Text, “MT”).

“The time that the people of Israel lived in Egypt was 430 years.” Exodus 12:40

However, by adding to this verse the extra word, “and-Canaan”, the effect is to cut the span of “430 years in Egypt” symmetrically in half, ie., 215 years.

But which is correct?

Was Israel 215 or 430 years in Egypt?

And the battle between views continues and will continue until we realize that our God is One — One in the sense of Union, the perfect union of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. His creation exhibits this great truth, as does Bible chronology.

At this point, my heart breaks. I weep. I spent 30 years writing hundreds of articles proving that the date of creation is not one or the other, it’s both. But men love to champion sides, not realizing that they are fighting themselves.

The root of the problem is a failure to understand the purpose of the Biblical chronology. It was never about ascertaining what year was the creation. It has always been about the Creator, about Christ. It reveals Jesus, and then to a much lesser extent about ‘how’ He created, and still less, ‘when’.

The New Testament writers understood this. That’s why, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Matthew and Luke left out or added names (such as Kenan) in the chronology of Christ in order to encode truth. Truth is based in fact but is far more than the sum of them. According to Luke, Jesus is the 77th ancestor from Adam, “the Son of God”, but according to Matthew, there are 40 generations from Abraham to Christ, etc. Now that means something! “77” (and 70 from Enoch), and “40” — are recurrent symbolic numbers found throughout the Bible.

Moreover, one genealogy moves forward in time, from the beginning to the end, but the other in reverse order. That, too, reveals something, (Rev. 22:13). The testimonies of Matthew and Luke about Christ complete each other. Their genealogies are harmonious in two ways: they blend well numerically, and both point to Christ.

The approach of Mathew and Luke is the same as the rest of the Bible.

IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!

It’s not a dry scientific textbook.

Stop limiting God by the norms of western civilization!

There are a number of points in time that God draws our attention to as figurative of the Creation. But none of them is the actual date of creation. The Bible is not meant to tell us that. That’s not the objective. The question we should ask is:

How does this or that date for the creation (or the Flood, etc.) point to Christ? 

If you ask this question, and only this question, and refuse to bark up the wrong tree, that’s when you see the burning bush!

See! The bush burns and does not go out!

The revelation of Jesus Christ in the numeric of the Bible is higher than any summit and deeper than any bottom; it’s broader than any horizon. It describes a place and time but is not bound by either.

The heavenly constellations bow down at His feet

Heaven and earth are in agreement, they bow before Him.

God has the power to conforms all things to His will. His will is that His Son is declared by all of creation, things seen and unseen — every atom, every cell, every word ever spoken.  All things turn and bow at His feet, the sun moon, and stars — including every word spoken against Him, so great is His power.

The constellations in the heavens, so perverted by the pagans, God uses. Their attempt to dethrone Him provokes laughter in heaven! They have no real power. God outwits His enemies ten-thousand chess moves in advance. They are but fuel for the fire, a sink to wash the hands of the saints in, pharaohs to display His power by.

Wake up, saints! Rise and sit enthroned where Christ is. All things are yours. See from His perspective. This is the true role of prophetic ministry — to cause others to see things as they really are.

Your God reigns!

Brethren, this present world — this present chaos — is just a temporary arena wherein God demonstrates His power to beings great and small, visible and invisible. “It is finished!” God rolls up the heavens like a scroll. Then there will be a new heaven and a new earth wherein dwells righteousness. Until then, watch and pray, and give Him glory!

The heavens declare the glory of God! (Psalm 19; )

In Part Two the heavenly signs at creation are examined.

Some verses about constellations and astronomical signs

Astrology robs God of His glory and misdirects it, turning glory into shame. However, the heavens declare the glory of Jesus and His Father will not share His glory with false gods, nor with men. Jesus is the Glory of God, and only “in Him” are His followers glorified.

Matthew 2:1-2
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 when it rose and have come to worship him.”

Job 9:9
Who makes the Bear, Orion and the Pleiades,
And the chambers of the south;

Job 38:31
“Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades,
Or loose the cords of Orion?

Amos 5:8
He who made the Pleiades and Orion
And changes deep darkness into morning,
Who also darkens day into night…

Isaiah 13:10
For the stars of heaven and their constellations
Will not flash forth their light;
The sun will be dark when it rises
And the moon will not shed its light.

Genesis 1:14-19
Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years; 15 and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. 16 God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. 17 God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good. 19 There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.

Luke 21:25-26
`There will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And there will be much trouble for the people on earth. They will not know what to do. It will be like the sound of big waves of the sea.

Men will be weak with fear. They will be afraid of the things that will be happening to the world. The powers in the sky will be shaken.

In Part Two the heavenly signs at creation are examined.