by Jeff Bayard, Contributor
Title after title and after title and all over YouTube and on prophecy sites this big date of September 23, 2017 abounds with Revelation 12:1 tied to it:
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So began my day this morning at 4:55 a.m, I went to my routine workout and my first exercise is the eliptical for 20 minutes of cardio before strength training routines. Warming up is fundamental to a good intense workout. The TV news screens were all mainstream news thumping Trump, so I went to my smart phone, ear buds and YouTube. Normally I would have picked the next Old Testament book from a great series from Proclaim His Word (here if interested).
But, one caught my interest titled “Get Ready The Revelation 12 Sign 23rd of September 2017” and was 18 minutes long…Perfect! Now, stay with me on this please…I don’t get hung up in doomsday predictions and all that, but bible prophecy is incredibly important and we should be watchful and informed. One of my favorite sources outside the bible is Jan Markell’s Olive Tree Ministries, where she states:
“We are to watch and pray for the Lord’s return. We will help you do so by keeping our eyes on the signs of the times and reporting them to you. Jesus chastised the Pharisees for not knowing the signs of the times in His day. So He wants to us know the signs today, for they instill in us hope for the future and encourage us to evangelize the lost while there is still time.”
The video began with Revelation Chapter 12, verse one:
And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed in the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.
Watch this, it is fascinating but is it for real?
Personally, I believe Christians should always be ready for the Lord’s return or for a disaster or for whatever happens on any particular day, hour or right now. After you watch this, I have included more content below, and urge you to read on.
My first question when watching this is straight forward. Why would this be hidden from most of the people on earth, even though it is in plain site? Some say that watching the stars and how things happen in the heavens is “astrology” and forbidden. But is it really? Did God put the stars and planets in the heavens for mere decoration or do they have significance?
I urge our readers to listen to Dr. James Kennedy’s short sermon on the importance of the heavenly signs.
“The heavens declare the glory of God, says the Psalmist. There exists in the writings of virtually all civilized nations a description of the major stars in the heavens ¬something which might be called the “constellations of the zodiac” or the “signs of the zodiac,” of which there are twelve.
If you go back in time to Rome, or beyond that to Greece, or before that to Egypt, or to Persia, or Assyria, or Babylonia—regardless of how far back you go, there is a remarkable phenomenon: All nations had the same twelve signs, representing the same twelve things, placed in the same order.
Archaeologists, historians and antiquarians have searched the dustiest libraries, uncovered the oldest tablets, ciphered the most difficult hieroglyphics, and have failed to discover how it is that in nations all over the world the same signs exist.
Dr. Kennedy explains that the real meaning of the Zodiac was to reveal God’s plan of salvation in Christ. Meanwhile, he also denounces using horoscopes. The stars point to the Creator.”
Others disagree that Sept 23rd or reading the stars in the sky have bible prophecy significance at all
One such person is, J. L. Robb and here is a snippet with a link to the full article
September 23, 2017- Doomsday
In Defense of the Faith
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Here we go again.
If you have yet to hear the rumors of what is happening this date, get ready. It is our latest “sign in the heavens” phenom and may be bigger than the Blood Moons bust.
A nice lady in New Jersey who proofs my books sent me a link to the September 23 story, asking if I knew anything about it and what did I think?
I had seen a few articles pop up on the internet about this date but paid little attention. By the time I went through the Jupiter Effect in the ‘80s, the Harold Camping prophecies of The End on May 21, 2011 and then his next prophecy for The End on October 21 when the May 21 date did not work out, I was pretty disappointed in the accuracy. Bible prophecy comes true; man prophecy does not.
Then there was the Blood Moon Tetrad that was surely a sign in the heavens; only the moons were not blood-red but orange and had happened numerous times in the past. Lots of books were written and money made, but it was a stretch.
Those of us with an interest in the prophecies that have yet to be fulfilled sometimes have a tendency to make stuff happen to help the fulfillment along a bit. We have been looking for signs in the sky, hoping to be a part. We should be careful what we hope for.
There are numerous verses in the Bible pertaining to “signs” that God will send mankind in the last days. This should be no surprise since God has often used signs throughout history, but the signs in the last days will be different. There will be no question. CONTINUE TO FULL ARTICLE WITH LINKS
Finally, I believe Answers in Genesis has the best layman’s explanation and one I agree with:
What Will Happen on September 23, 2017?
by Dr. Danny R. Faulkner on May 1, 2017
Answer: Probably nothing unusual.
Recently at Answers in Genesis, we have begun to get enquiries about a supposed event of great prophetic significance on September 23 of this year. Many videos on the Internet are promoting this. On this date, the sun will be in the constellation Virgo (the virgin), along with the moon near Virgo’s feet. Additionally, Jupiter will be in Virgo, while the planets Venus, Mars, and Mercury will be above and to the right of Virgo in the constellation Leo. Some people claim that this is a very rare event (allegedly only once in 7,000 years) and that it supposedly is a fulfillment of a sign in Revelation 12. Revelation 12:1–2 (ESV)reads:
And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth.
So we have here a woman (Virgo) in the sky (heaven), along with the sun, and the moon at her feet. What about the 12 stars? Virtually all the websites promoting this prophetic sign state that there are nine stars in Leo, but with the addition of the three planets (which appear as bright stars), there are 12 stars. Since Leo is to the upper right of Virgo’s head, one might see this as a crown of 12 stars, though these 12 stars will be far above Virgo’s head. Many of the videos that discuss this have various embellishments, such as tying this event to the supposed rogue planet Niburu or the tetrad of total lunar eclipses in 2014–2015. I’ve previously written about these other two subjects and found them wanting, so we ought to be wary about this one too. Let us examine the claims.
Examination of the Claims
First, there is nothing particularly unusual about the sun appearing in the constellation Virgo. CONTINUE to Answers in Genesis
Regardless of what happens on any day, one day will be your last day. Those who have placed their trust and lives in the hands of Jesus Christ will be saved. The rest will face horrible judgement. Let me a question to those of you who are not Christians.
IF Christianity is true, would you become a Christian? As it is written in Deuteronomy:
Your foot shall slip in due time
To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in duetime: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.