At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. At midnight the cry rang out: “Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!” (Matt. 25:1-6)
In His Parable of the Ten Virgins (which actually relates to the Feast of Trumpets, as described in this previous article), Jesus described the bridegroom tarried such that the virgins with lamps (i.e. those who profess Christ) all fell asleep. Of course, the foolish virgins with an insufficient supply of oil were shut out from the wedding, and when they knocked at the door, the bridegroom told them, I do not know you (see whole parable here). Ouch!
Well, it turns out a brother in Christ posted an article back on August 2nd noting that the heavenly alignment for September 24th actually fits God’s word (Revelation 12:1-2) better than the highly publicized alignment for September 23rd!
Here is a link to Gary’s article (please read it!).
Here is his photo (screenshot from Stellaruim) of the Revelation 12:1-2 alignment arising from the East on Jerusalem on Sunday September 24:
For comparison, here is his photo of the well-known alignment for September 23:
Here is an excerpt from Gary’s article:
To be clear, I believe the alignment on September 23rd satisfies the requirements in the text, but it looks like September 24th is even more precise:
1. The Moon is directly under the woman’s feet in the constellation Libra (Scales/Justice).
2. The alignment is aligned vertically and almost exactly due east.
3. Regulus, Mercury, Mars, and Venus become equally spaced and the “crown” sits more firmly on Virgo’s head…
The image above is how the alignment will appear at 10:30 AM in Israeli time, which would be 3:30 AM on the east coast of the United States (Luke 12:38 hints that Jesus might appear in the second or third watch of the night). The fact that this occurs Sunday morning is also interesting considering that Jesus was raised to life early on a Sunday and Christians flock to church on Sunday. Jupiter, which symbolizes the male child of Revelation 12:5, will actually appear to rise from the earth on the 24th (resurrection and rapture, anyone?). It’s also notable that 24 is the number of elders who symbolize the glorified Church in Heaven in Revelation 4.
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The Lord put on my heart to share it with you all here now, before the great and wondrous sign appear[s] in heaven over Jerusalem in a few hours…
Now consider this: this is the THIRD DAY! The wise virgins have been waiting since the Feast of Trumpets began at sundown September 21. The festival is ordained in Leviticus 23:23-25 to be “a day”, so we all expected it to end at “the last trumpet” at “the twinkling of an eye” (twilight) on September 22. But the Bridegroom tarried…! What if the last trumpet will be at twilight Jerusalem time today the 24th?
Hmmmm…. So Jesus’ idiom, “no one knows the day or the hour” (referring to the Feast of Trumpets, see this article) was indeed literal in this case after all! How funny He is! Maranatha!
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. (Prov. 25:2)
Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets. (Amos 3:7)
So very much love in Christ our Lord, Your sister deanna
If you are reading this AFTER the wise virgins have been raptured, our gracious God has ensured you CAN become a Tribulation saint: you must die to self and submit to Jesus Christ as Lord as the wise virgins did, though. And you must NOT take the mark of the beast! Know you’ll have the host of heaven praying for you! You may be blessed to read the entire series; here is a master link Our Exalted Position