Jesus is speaking from heaven to His scattered flock. The time has come for the final gathering of His sheep into the fold of the Son of man. He invites everyone from each church to come through the open door into the ark of truth where His character is to become theirs; where one is safe from the snares of the enemy. Time is short and the Lord is urgently calling all those with an ear to hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches today. Listen to His voice and follow Him into the end-time fold.
In this article, you will learn how the sign of the Son of man represents the gathering of the subjects of God’s kingdom, with the comets acting the part of the angels delivering messages of repentance, encouragement, and hope to the body of Christ according to the various needs of the church.
Jesus addresses the representative churches today describing Himself with characteristics that can be recognized in the sign of the Son of man—specifically in the two heavenly clock witnesses at either side of the sign: Orion and Horologium.
And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. (Revelation 1:13)
In Part IV of The Mystery of the Holy City, we explained in detail how Jesus is seen in Orion in the midst of the seven candlesticks.
The constellation [Orion] even depicts Jesus Himself. The four outer stars are the wounds on His hands and feet. The Orion Nebula is the large wound on His side, from which flowed water and blood. The golden girdle on the chest naturally corresponds to the three belt stars. The throne lines emanating from the belt merely indicate other positions for His left and right hands.
The same article also reveals the mystery of the seven stars in His right hand:
And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. (Revelation 1:16)
Orion reaches with his raised right hand into the ecliptic and, over time, all seven classical planets wander through the position where Orion’s hand is: once a month the moon (as above), once a year the sun, and then according to their own orbital periods: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter. These are the seven stars in Orion’s right hand.
Furthermore, in the Horologium constellation, Jesus is depicted with a sharp, two-edged sword coming out of His mouth—a symbol of His role in executing vengeance, as we explained in the article The Rod of Iron.
These two witnesses (the two heavenly clocks of Orion and the Horologium) give the testimony of Jesus Christ, and His descriptions of Himself to each of His churches hint to those witnesses. He presents Himself to each church in a personal way according to their need, showing His closeness and reiterating His authority to lead them to the path of victory. He discerns the hearts and minds.
The depiction of Jesus in the introduction of Revelation before He gives the messages to the churches includes the following symbolism:
His head and His hair were white like wool, as white as snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire. And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters [referring to Eridanus emanating from Orion]. (Revelation 1:14-15)
Jesus is described with white hair. This is a hint to His role as a righteous Judge of the churches, because in Daniel, when the books of judgment were opened God the Father (the Ancient of days) is described in a similar manner.
I beheld till the thrones were cast down, the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head like the pure wool: His throne was like the fiery flame. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened. (Daniel 7:9-10)
The Bible declares that God the Father gave all judgment to Jesus. His eyes like a flame of fire search the souls through and through. In each of the messages to the churches, Jesus says, “I know thy works”. He is acquainted with every aspect of our lives and will make a righteous judgment.
For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: (John 5:22)
The messages Jesus sent to each literal church in John’s day apply to the believers of today according to their state of spiritual affairs. The purpose is to bring one to the point of repentance, humbly acknowledging what the Lord exposes with His searching gaze. The sign of the Son of man illustrates the righteousness of Jesus (as the waters of Eridanus) that is imparted through baptism to each believer by faith in His sacrifice (shown in Orion).
But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream. (Amos 5:24)
Jesus knows our works, which should flow effortlessly like water from a heart of gratefulness for His salvation, but when our works are found to be polluted, it betrays a problem in our relationship with Him. Then we must repent, or suffer the consequences He says will come:
Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. (Revelation 2:5)
With these words of our Lord (to the church of Ephesus), it should be clear that many have fallen from His grace—not because of a lack of works, but because of (in this case) losing their first love—despite still being a part of His body. With repentance, one’s works, being an indicator, will change their character like foul water that miraculously becomes pure. Jesus waits for repentance from a large part of His body whose works reveal that another reigns in their hearts, diverting the river of their works from righteousness to unrighteousness.
God is not mocked, and those who disregard the admonition of the Lord to repent will no longer be a light to the world, but will be left out in outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Therefore, as we examine what the sign of the Son of man says in relation to the messages given to each church, let everyone search his own heart and yield to the influence of the Holy Spirit. The sequence of the seven messages describes the general, declining experience of the church through the centuries until the church of Laodicea, the letter for which generally applies to the church through the last two centuries that has experienced the greatest scientific and technological advancements.
These developments have greatly improved the lifestyle of humanity, but Christians have learned to be satisfied with those things, so that they no longer feel a need for Christ.
…thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: (Revelation 3:17)
How does one in this condition come to realize it, when they are blind and do not see it? This is where our heavenly journey among God’s people begins. In the end, the Lord will bring even the repentant among Laodicea back to Him.
Laodicea is the only church about whom Jesus had nothing good to say. Is that reflected in the heavens? The town of Laodicea relied on water from hot springs that became lukewarm and unpalatable upon reaching Laodicea. In the heavens, this would correspond to the downstream end of Eridanus, where the imagery portrays the church being spit out of the mouth, because the waters turn away from the mouth area of the sign—where the two comets form the mouth of the fish.
Thus, Laodicea’s place is outside the sign; spit out of the mouth of the fish, visibly rejected by God. Understand that while Jesus’ letters address the individual’s character, there may be entire denominations that are well-characterized by them. Such is the case with Laodicea, and it will prove instructive to consider that message in light of one church well-known to us that well fits the description: the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
This church went from being zealous like Philadelphia in its early days to being spiritually stagnant today like Laodicea. It was given great spiritual treasures of understanding with the purpose of boldly warning the world and standing in faith as witnesses for Christ. But enamored with its spiritual wealth, it became proud and in need of “nothing”: no high calling, no heavenly signs, no threefold mark of the beast, no viral immunity hidden in the Sabbath, not even an urgency (a time message). Nothing.
One way Jesus identified Himself to this church was as “the beginning of the creation of God.” This symbolism corresponds to what we see in the sign of the Son of man. In other words, He points to parts of the sign that are particularly relevant to this church. The beginning of Creation is a definite mark with which the Orion clock began. That is the same Orion clock that marked the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and with which He sought to bring that body to repentance.
If you feel that God approves of you because of the good things that are done at your hands, or because you would never get vaccinated, et cetera, or if you shun fellow Christians for their divergent beliefs and do not see that God is likewise working in them from a different angle, this message may well apply to you also.
The close relationship of this church with Philadelphia can be seen by the fact that they are both symbolized by the same river in heaven. But rejecting the truths God wanted to give it led the Adventist Laodicea to become an instrument of Satan, ultimately to take the eternal lives of many of its members and others by setting up the abomination of desolating vaccination centers at its churches, hospitals, and other facilities. The third angel’s message, which they should have proclaimed more fully and loudly to the world, they turned into a curse of Satan by refusing to repent of their arrogance and sin.
How does one come out of such a terrible state of Laodicean degradation? For those who haven’t already forfeited the Holy Spirit, the Lord outlines a seven-step process that can be summarized in one word: Repent. The paths of comets K2 and E3 together form a continuous loop through the constellations of the seven churches in reverse, making their way from the vomit of Laodicea to the restored First Love of Ephesus. It is the way of the cross as illustrated in the sanctuary. But in order to even begin, Jesus counsels to:
…buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. (Revelation 3:18)
There is a cost. One must sacrifice his pride. The Laodiceans were wealthy, but Jesus said they were poor. On the other hand, His people in Smyrna were poor, but He called them rich. His counsel to buy gold tried in the fires of tribulation is a reference to the golden fish (”Dorado”) that represents Smyrna in the sign of the Son of man. On the other hand, the white clothing to cover the shame of their nakedness points forward to Jesus’ words of encouragement to you who will endure until the battle of Armageddon:
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. (Revelation 16:15-16)
Instead of Smyrna, this points to the other church for whom Jesus had no reproach: Philadelphia. These are they who do not presumptuously take Christ’s name, but by faith, honor the fullness of His character in the Ten Commandments.
But what is God’s eyesalve? There are two examples where Jesus used an eyesalve to heal the blindness of His people. Neither are very desirable. In fact, one must humble himself to accept such an eyesalve as Jesus used, which in one case was applied by first mixing His spittle with dirt and then rubbing it on the man’s eyes and having him wash it off. The other is perhaps worse, because Jesus spit directly on the man’s eyes! In other words, He spit in his face! Sometimes our loving Lord has to humiliate us to bring us to true repentance. The story is instructive:
And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; [leaving the comfort of home] and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought. And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. (Mark 8:23-25)
Some are beginning to look up, and they see things in the heavens, but without a firm anchor in time, it is too vague and unclear. Jesus wants you to look up with understanding to see clearly. Do you recognize your wretchedness, nakedness and poverty, having goods, but not Christ? Will you become zealous, repent, and enter into the ark of truth? Satan stands ready as the Phoenix to snatch you away that you might burn in the fire and be raised from the ashes in the second resurrection. BUT..,
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (Revelation 3:20)
Jesus stands at the door of your heart on earth and knocks. And when you take the first sacrificial step and let Time in, it is a two-way relationship. Yes, the Lord comes into your heart here, but you also enter through the open door at the Horologium into the heart of the whale in heaven, where there is a rich table set!
God’s will is to bring you through the open door into His heart of sacrifice to be embraced in His arms and receive the mind of Christ. Jesus prayed, “Thy will be done in earth [open the door in your heart], as it is [open] in heaven.” Hear what the Spirit says, humble yourself and overcome, that you may sit with Him on the throne of His heart in the kingdom of God.
The journey thus begun, we follow the path of comet K2 through the narrow way of Christ’s sacrificial character at the Horologium where Jesus invites Laodicea to come in and dine. Here, we find the next church, Philadelphia. Jesus introduces Himself to this church as the One who is holy, true and has the key of David and controls a door.
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; (Revelation 3:7)
That open door is the mouth of the fish. This narrow door is formed by the paths of comets K2 and E3, which cannot be altered by human intervention. By the time a DART mission would be sent to them to knock them off course, this portal to the kingdom of God would long be shut, and no one able to open it again.
This is the portal that has been opened by the key of the government (or throne) of David. We even see the key of David in the door. The key is Time! All who desire to enter by faith into His ark of safety, must do so while the door is open, because it will soon be closed, when the last man makes his decision for or against the Holy Spirit.
When comet E3 comes to illustrate the action of the key on February 20, 2024, the door will be closed forever, and those who have gone inside by faith will remain inside, and those who have not, will remain outside. It is at the second “turn of the key”—the second crossing of the pendulum of the clock on May 28, 2024—that Jesus, the Son of David, raptures the righteous saints. First He resurrects the dead on May 27, 2024, the anniversary of His own resurrection, and then He steals them away, together with the living, from the wicked intentions of those who are to be destroyed by the brightness of His coming.
Directly forward through the door in the heavens, Philadelphia is represented where a man is in the river of life—the new life in Christ. Philadelphia’s position in a baptistry for immersion at the center of the sign suggests that Philadelphia follows in the steps of John the Baptist, who was the forerunner to Jesus at His first Advent. John initiated the rite of baptism by authority from heaven as a public symbol of one’s repentance from sin.
Being a symbol of death to self and resurrection to a life in Christ, it is the next step taken by all who enter into Christ’s kingdom. But there is an aspect to baptism into Christ that isn’t understood or taught anywhere else.
Baptism represents a commitment of all one has to offer—his very life. That is what Jesus gave for us. Philadelphia likewise took up their cross and followed in their own sacrifice in asking the Father for more time in 2016, near the appointed time for the second coming of Jesus. The Lord granted the petition and as a result, the sealing of the 144,000 was made possible, which is represented in heaven by the stone writing instrument, Caelum.
Everyone must be baptized who will enter Christ’s kingdom.
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (John 3:5)
But notice how Jesus described that baptism:
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (John 7:38)
Have you not always wondered when you read this, why Jesus would speak of baptism in this strange way? But in light of the sign of the Son of man, it is a straight-forward description! The great fish is Jesus, and out of the belly of that fish, the river flows! But His church is also in Him, so out of her belly also flows the same living waters of the Eridanus! A baptized believer may continue the flow of that river by baptizing others in the same faith of Jesus Christ.
But what about those who never had the opportunity to publicly express their faith by baptism? Are they excluded from God’s kingdom, even though they believe? This is where the text is even more literal. It is not one river that flows from the belly, but “rivers” in the plural. Remember, the Eridanus represents the rivers of both water and blood that flowed from Jesus’ side. The river of blood is Smyrna’s baptism and would explain the fate suffered by those who believed when it was already too late for a physical baptism in water.
But the sign shows something even deeper, because one cannot literally be baptized in the Eridanus. The living waters of the Eridanus represent two spiritual baptisms one may partake of in these last days. The pressures of coercion to submit to the image or number of the beast will try the church to the utmost until no flesh would survive if Jesus did not personally intervene. This suggests that the wicked will soon come to the point where those whom they can’t rid from the earth, they will try to force-vaccinate in a desperate decree of death.
This walk through the valley of the shadow of death is the baptism of Philadelphia’s sacrifice. It is shown as a correction of the diverted flow of the Eridanus river of the bloodline of life, which Cetus grabbed with genetic vaccines in his effort to destroy the faithful remnant of all the churches.
Whatever happens because of your resolve to honor your Creator, do not deny Jesus’ name, Alnitak, the Wounded One, but ever reflect the same self-sacrificing character He possesses. Despite the fiery afflictions you may be called to endure, God is able to preserve you who keep the word of His patience by keeping the DNA of Christ shown in the Eridanus, lest anyone take your crown of life.
Faithfully resist the mark, image, and/or number, knowing the hour of your visitation. Those of Philadelphia are sealed with the threefold seal in His name: The name of God, which is Time as shown in the Horologium; the name of the Holy City which is The Milky Way, a representative of which descends from heaven as illustrated by the dove in the sign; and the new name of Jesus, which is Alnitak, the Wounded One, of Orion.
Continuing along the path of comet K2, the next stop is at the footstool of Jesus. Jesus addresses the church of Sardis as the One who has the seven Spirits and the seven stars—a reference to His clock in Orion. Sardis represents a people in a very precarious spiritual condition, for the penetrating gaze of the Lord declares that this church appears to be alive, but it is indeed dead. He admonishes them to be watchful, exposing their core problem: they are overcome for their lack of knowledge of the signs and the time.
If you are among those who join in the cacophony of voices decrying every attempt to understand God’s word with respect to time, saying “No one knows the day or the hour,” then Jesus—not we—calls you to repentance with a stern and unequivocal rebuke from the clock of seven stars:
Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard [not rejected based on traditional understanding], and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. (Revelation 3:3)
This is addressed to the Protestant denominations today, especially since they were visited by a time message in the early 1830s and 40s (as all of Protestantism was). Be honest! Do you remember how the sincere church fathers of that era received light from the word of God and changed their lives accordingly, even if they were alone in doing so? Do you remember the persecution they endured because of the established church leaders who wouldn’t hear, but staunchly upheld the faulty church tradition?
Had the church continued in the way of honest, open-hearted study without imbibing the spirit of offense at the apparently failed event in 1844, they would have come to a Spirit-led conclusion. They would not have focused so much energy against the time-setting that wounded their corporate pride. The negative emotions remain burned in the church psyche today, strongly influencing traditional beliefs, despite the lack of Scriptural support.
How many are willing today to challenge their traditional beliefs according to the Word of God? When you read a phrase from the Bible that contradicts your earnestly held beliefs, do you try to justify your belief, or humbly seek to understand where you might be wrong? How many would brush off the consternation from the Spirit with, “Well, I don’t know, but that isn’t what it means.”? God is seeking true, honest-hearted and humble people to sincerely hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches. As Jesus said to the ancient church, so He says today: There are a few names who do not turn a deaf ear to the Spirit.
Be watchful, and strengthen the [good] things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. (Revelation 3:2)
The classical city of Sardis was conquered twice because its watchmen were lulled into a false sense of security and did not watch carefully. Likewise, in the heavenly sign, Sardis is represented as being struck twice by comets E3 and K2.
To the faithful few in Sardis, Jesus gives a comforting promise, and one that relates directly to the ominous ‘X’ that is formed over the constellation for this church (Lepus):
He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. (Revelation 3:5)
In their current state, the members of Sardis (broadly, Protestants) are counted as enemies of God, to be made the footstool of Jesus. Hear the testimony of the Spirit, represented by Columba, and come out of your church, which is due to be blotted out by Jesus. The Lord calls you to come into the ark of truth and walk with the 144,000 witnesses in white, symbolizing the purity of their character and undefiled genetic “garments.”
In the journey of repentance for the churches thus far, those of Laodicea who repented when Jesus knocked on their door, entered into the ark with a sacrifice—a broken and contrite heart with repentance, which is followed by the baptism in the waters of Philadelphia. Then, following the type of the Tabernacle, we come inside the golden-walled sanctuary, where there is the table of showbread. This consisted of twelve loaves in two stacks. Is this not a perfect description of those two cometary “stacks” of constellation-loaves of spiritual nourishment that come together at the table in the presence of our enemies?
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:... (Psalms 23:5)
The loaves of bread correspond to the tribes of spiritual Israel—the faithful body of Christ, which is bread indeed—from whom the 144,000 come. You are called to stand among them, undefiled with the fallen churches. Don’t be blotted out, for note well the words of Jesus in the context of the heavens! From what is Lepus blotted out?
If Lepus—symbolizing the enemies of God—is blotted out in heaven, then the sign of the Son of man must symbolically represent the very book of life itself! It is the body of Christ, with His DNA, His Spirit, His name (and His Father’s), so all who are found within it by faith are written in the book of life.
In this sign is the most beautiful depiction of the story of salvation, of Jesus’ sacrifice, His intercession, and constant provision for His people, especially in these last days. It marvelously depicts our journey through the sanctuary back to the Father’s heart, with the life-giving power of our Savior featured as the central baptismal scene.
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: (Deuteronomy 30:19)
Oh, that this remnant would lay aside all prejudice, weigh the evidence, and listen to the voice of the Spirit calling them to truth, to keep their names written in the book of life.
Having met the path of comet E3, we make a left turn, and our journey continues on its course as the heavenly messenger to the rest of the churches. But before we come to the next church, we are accosted by the dogs. Canis Major only has a fraction of one foot inside the sign:
Does the Bible tell us how we should understand the dog? Yes, and even in the context of the redeemed! Revelation clearly states that dogs are not to be counted among God’s faithful:
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. (Revelation 22:14-15)
In Anointing the Man of Sin, we explained how a dog is a symbol for a male prostitute representing Satan’s kingdom, and is distinguished from the whoremonger, who is a sexually unrestrained person (such as roam the pride parades of cities around the world today). Satan’s kingdom, as represented in the statue of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, was characterized by sexual perversion, especially during the Greek and Roman rule, when pederasty was openly practiced, as opposed to modern times, when it has generally been kept in the dark.
Listed with the dogs are other classes of people who, by their ideology, have likewise joined themselves to Satan’s kingdom by taking his number (the sorcerers—literally, “pharmacists”) or his image (the whoremongers), or by idolatry (in eastern religions, for an obvious example), or through murder (such as the sacrificing of unborn children). Not only those who participate in these practices are included, but those who “loveth and maketh a lie” by covering up such deeds or generally lying for one’s own gain, as is widespread in politics today, regardless of party affiliation.
Dogs belong outside the city. Through this connection, Canis Major represents all those who have united themselves to the father of lies and his kingdom of darkness and filth. Yet even among this group, there may be some who sincerely repent and find forgiveness in Jesus. Not every sin among them is unpardonable.
But the dogs are not the sole representative outside the city; As we mentioned before, Laodicea finds herself outside as well. Thus, having no part within the sign, those among Laodicea who repent from having aligned themselves (in practice or by membership) with the goals of the New World Order, are represented in the sign by the small part of the foot of Canis Major. They come with their companions outside the body who turned to Christ from following the father of lies. This church has been much entreated but would not hear, so she has become as a heathen and, fittingly, a tax-collector.
If, however, he [a member at fault] ignores them, tell it to the congregation. If he also ignores the congregation, regard him as an unbeliever [among the dogs] and a tax collector. (Matthew 18:17 NET)
Jesus put His finger on the wound, because fear of losing tax exemption has been the cause for excessive evil and reduced good in the church. How wretched she is!
Yet, like the Syrophoenician woman who was not driven away by being classed with the dogs, should they repent, these will also receive their good desire from our compassionate Lord. Few were treated by Jesus with repeated apparent indifference as this woman, but she persisted with humility until her request was granted that her daughter would be freed from severe demon possession.
But he answered [after ignoring her first cry for help] and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel [the seven churches]. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not meet [good] to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour. (Matthew 15:24-28)
The non-Christian world knows nothing of the signs from heaven that the Lord has given, but if any among them should hear the fame of His heavenly wonders, and come to Him for a blessing, they will have opportunity. Though it may seem to contradict expectation, let such persist with humility and faith, and they, too, will obtain their desire and get their foot in the door of His kingdom.
We could expect deeds of darkness from the enemy to be exposed to bring even the non-Christian classes to come to Him and enter His ark of safety. Jesus warned us emphatically of the deception that would be prevalent in the last days. Therefore, He unmasks the schemes of the enemy, so that we can stand firm against the snares of Satan.
As the comet E3 brings us closer to meeting our Deliverer, it brings us to the constellations of Argo Navis (the ship), which correspond to the church of Thyatira. Jesus had the most to say to this church, because they had embraced a wrong spirit that led them to accept a false prophet and live according to false doctrines. Notice how in the heavens, the dove, Columba (as the Holy Spirit) seems to be flying away from the ship, as though unwelcome and kicked out:
Indeed, the long period of history to which this church points in the classical interpretation is appropriately called the Dark Ages. The Catholic church associates itself directly with the symbolism of a ship. It considers itself as the ONLY church ship to which God gave authority on the earth. But they walked in the light of their own kindling rather than of the Holy Spirit, and their authority was given to another.
When one sacrifices his pride and repents, he is justified before God and by baptism is made clean. But the preparation to meet Jesus is a process, and it is symbolized by the furniture inside the sanctuary. At the table of showbread, believers share Christ, the bread from heaven among themselves; the lampstand of the Spirit is to dwell in us and shine out as a light to the world; and the altar of incense represents our prayers to the Father on behalf of ourselves and others, as we recognize the need for living a life of holiness before a most holy God.
Jesus introduces Himself to this church as the Son of God with eyes of fire and feet like fine brass. This is in contrast to what is shown in the artwork of the ship with the all-seeing eye and a false anchor. This church is anchored in false doctrines under the guidance of a false spirit. The constellation of Columba, the dove of the Spirit is beside this church, representing the flame of true fire for its lampstand, in contrast to Thyatira’s strange fire.
Jesus admonished the church at length regarding the false spirit of a prophetess called “Jezebel” (named after arguably the most wicked queen in Israel’s history) who had led them into darkness by her false teachings. We can see the reference to the seven-branched menorah, representing Jesus’ eyes like a flame of fire that search the hearts of His people to bring them to repentance for their sin, or judge them according to their works.
And I will kill her children [the fruit of the false prophetess] with death; and all the [seven] churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: [with His seven eyes of fire] and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. (Revelation 2:23)
We are currently in the time of final judgment after He waited for her repentance. Notice the symbolism of His language: “I will kill her children with death.” One should ask, is there another way to kill than with death? What does He mean by “death”? It is clear when you understand that just as Jesus refers to physical death for the believer as a sleep, so He calls the second death by its true name: death.
This is what we understand from the description of the first woe in the fifth trumpet text, where it describes how men sought for “death”—the second death by Covid-19 vaccination—but could not find it (because they were still racing to manufacture the vaccines). This is the death that the children of falsehood are judged with. Why? Because they would not walk in the light of the Spirit that would have opened their eyes to their danger. Do you feel the Lord’s pain? He is not angrily and arbitrarily killing people, but their own refusal prevents that He could deliver them from the deception of their ways.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. (Hosea 4:6)
Despite these faults, Thyatira is commended in Jesus’ letter for their charity and service. It is well known that the Catholic church operates many charities serving people all around the world with various needs. However, good works do not substitute for following God’s commandments (His will) in full obedience to the Spirit. Jezebel, as a woman, represents the Vatican herself committing abominations from within. This is exactly what was exposed on August 20, 2018, when a report was shared about the gravity of the sexual abuse of children by priests and bishops in the church. This was at the time when the cup of the plagues started to be filled with the first plague. Since that report, numerous cases of abuse have come to light, even up to one released in Illinois in the last month. But there is no true repentance.
Jesus is urgently calling those who are still members of that church to forsake her sins of fornication and idolatry that Jesus named and come out of her. Great tribulation awaits all who stay in the church unless they repent and leave it. Speaking in the language of ships, Jesus promises to those who “have not known the depths of Satan”—who are not subject to the Vatican (Jezebel) nor follow her ways of idolatry and fornication—that He will not put any other burden (or weight of cargo).
These will rule the nations with a rod of iron, and Jesus will give them the powerful weapon of the morning star, which are represented in the Horologium clock as the swinging pendulum line, to crush the idols and superstitions of the church. God has compassion on all who sincerely seek Him and invites you to keep His word that you hear through the work of His Spirit and separate from the abominations of the churches. He calls you to be gathered into His kingdom, to listen to the testimony of the 144,000.
After the great ship, comet E3 enters Pictor, a small constellation under the shadow of the ship. In the sequence of the churches, this constellation is a representation of Pergamos.
Jesus introduces Himself to this church as the One with a sharp, two-edged sword. This description brings our attention to the Horologium witness where the pendulum represents Jesus’ sword. In the Horologium, the sword proceeds from His mouth as His word, and here He stands threatening to use it.
This church holds fast to the faith of Jesus and still retains the central elements of the Christian faith. But in order to have a greater influence in society, many Christians allow compromise in their lives.
Sometimes you may not realize the danger that you are in. This is similar to what happened to Balaam, whom Jesus mentioned to this church.
But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. (Revelation 2:14)
Balaam had compromised because he was lured by promised rewards. He already knew God’s will, but, motivated by honor and wealth, he justified his own will, for which, he would have been killed, had his donkey not intervened.
Jesus bought every soul with His most precious blood, but how many today have been bought with a price in money by mere agents of Satan? Influencers of every rank and file have gotten behind a narrative that many of them don’t even believe, just to preserve their job, their reputation, or their financial support by maintaining good ESG scores. “Christian” doctors, health practitioners, scientists, teachers, and even ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ have bowed the knee to money and honor, abused their influence, and led many to their eternal damnation by promoting Covid-19 vaccination or acceptance of LGBT lifestyles, just as Balaam taught Balak to put a stumbling block before God’s people, by which many fell.
Such are idolaters, putting man’s honor and wealth above God. They paint a false picture of reality for those influenced by them to worship. How fitting for this church to be represented by Pictor, for they thus broke the second commandment and worshiped idol images by swallowing the false teachings offered to them! Jesus says that Pergamos resides where Satan’s seat is, and so this church would have felt his influence most intensely—the influence of mammon.
God calls His people to put the weight of their influence on the side of integrity, and so to stand before the Lord. Jesus mentioned Antipas, His faithful martyr, in recognition of those souls in Pergamos who were like the coals that were taken from the altar of sacrifice and placed on the altar of incense for a sweet-smelling influence. How sweet was the martyr’s influence, though his voice was silenced and his possessions given to others! Such are worthy examples who vindicate the Father’s name as the fragrant smoke of their holy influence fills the house.
One should ask whether corrupt influence may be manifested in a way that a person may not easily recognize. For example, how many Christians have embraced the idolatry of the pope’s climate goals as enshrined in his Laudato Si encyclical, and so put nature at the center of worship instead of the Creator. So-called “climate scientists” have almost all been bought.
Jesus calls us to repent and separate from the Balaams and the error of their teachings. He speaks in urgent and certain terms:
Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. (Revelation 2:16)
These words are a reference to the Horologium constellation, which is not far distant from Pictor on the path of comet E3. The time that this comet marks on the pendulum of the clock indicates the Time for the wrath of Jesus, when He, as a warrior, will fight against the unrepentant who refused to enter the ark of truth that would save them. He swings the (raised) two-edged sword of His mouth in the Horologium.
Jesus urges the remnant of Pergamos to give up all false doctrines and hear the testimony of the Spirit leading them to the sheepfold where they will find the hidden manna and the white stone representing baptism into Christ’s sacrifice. The 25th psalm is especially relevant to the trials of those who will not be bought, but choose to stand in their integrity, come what may.
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee. Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles. (Psalms 25:21-22)
As we near the end of our cometary journey through the sign of the Son of man, we pass through the constellation of Dorado, a South American fish named for its golden color. Christians especially used a fish as a symbol in the early times when persecution was extensive. The church of Smyrna suffered various trials that served to refine their character like gold in the fire. In fact, Jesus encouraged them with words about their eternal reward for their trials and the death they would suffer.
The recompense for their testimonies of faithfulness in giving their physical lives for the Lord is the crown of life. Just as we see the engraving tool, Caelum right above the head of Dorado, this church is sealed to receive a crown of life for their testimony as martyrs. In fact, the crown itself is depicted as the pendulum bob of the Horologium, which is also positioned above the head of Dorado. Interestingly, a crown is likewise mentioned in Jesus’ letter to Philadelphia, where He warns them not to lose their crown.
Isn’t it amazing how in the heavens, this crown of time is located not only at the head of the fish, but also at the head of the man in the river, representing Philadelphia!? Philadelphia, the other church without reproach, is sealed with a crown of time while Smyrna is promised a crown of life, yet both are the same crown!
Jesus relates personally with the experience of the believers of Smyrna. He introduces Himself as “the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;” He is the first in Orion and the last in the Horologium; In Orion, He is depicted as a priest pleading the blood of His wounds to extend mercy to man, just as His blood was spilled on the mercy seat, which is the next item of sanctuary furniture as we come before the Father. In the Horologium, He is as a King, commanding justice for the spilled blood of His faithful martyrs, who followed Him to their own cross:
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? (Revelation 6:10)
He emphasizes His resurrection, which is their hope, just as the Dorado is gazing intently to the pendulum, where comet E3 indicates the resurrection and rapture as it crosses. The time of that grand resurrection of all the saints and martyrs happens on the last day before the crossing over on May 27, 2024 in memory of His own resurrection on May 27, AD 31.
Jesus indicates that the number of martyrs is presently not yet full, but many in these last days may be called to give that sacrifice:
Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. (Revelation 2:10)
Jesus and countless Christians across the centuries have traveled the path of martyrdom before you, so strengthen your faith, that it fail not under pressure, remembering that Christ will be your strength in time of need. Interestingly, the comet E3 requires about 10 days to pass through the tail of Dorado, and immediately after its transition into the constellation is the anniversary of a special event—the falling stars of November 13, 1833 which could be a hint to a “hail” of “falling stars” at that time. This could be fulfilled in a variety of ways, which will be revealed in time.
Ten times, the wounds of Jesus were on display as each Orion cycle showed our High Priest ministering His blood on behalf of man, spanning all history from Creation until the final judgment, once for each broken commandment. Similarly, Smyrna’s sacrifice, which was felt intensely for ten years in the early part of the fourth century and may well be felt most intensely for ten literal days in these final moments of tribulation as they give their testimony for the righteousness of the Ten Commandments.
Dorado is near the ship, representing the Catholic Church, which abused its power through the Dark Ages and persecuted the faithful until death, simply for sharing, believing, or even possessing the writings of those who held a Scriptural belief that wasn’t accepted by the church. Today in (largely Catholic) Ireland, one can be arrested for simply possessing a file on your device that can be construed to fit under the broad and ill-defined category of a “hate offense”. Prison is not farfetched considering this kind of increased pressure to silence every voice of dissent from the New World Order agenda of deception in the world.
As comet E3 visits the Reticulum, representing the church of Ephesus, the Lord will have brought about a dramatic transformation in His repentant people, making them His priests and kings, refining them as silver and gold in a furnace.
But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness. (Malachi 3:2-3)
This constellation is the last stop for repentance. The Reticulum is named after the crosshairs used in an eyepiece for measuring or alignment, but it is a generic term that also refers to any other kind of network of fine lines. In our context of the church of Ephesus, which was by the sea, it suggests the fisherman’s net. Indeed, is the fish not also seen representing the gathered martyrs of Smyrna?
Jesus introduces Himself to this church in reference to the Orion constellation and the journey through the seven churches.
Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand [Orion], who walketh [like the comets] in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks [the seven churches]; (Revelation 2:1)
It is a symbol of the gathering of His sheep into His fold as the sickle cuts through the churches in His hand—those who had an ear to hear what the Spirit was saying:
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. (John 10:27-28)
Ephesus represents the early apostolic church that began with Jesus’ apostles themselves. And true to His promise, Jesus made them fishers of men. Yet sometimes, working long for the Lord leads one to see what they do as work rather than ministry for God. They do much, but no longer with the same Spirit of joy and love toward Jesus.
To all who are busily doing the Lord’s work, take heed to your spirit and repent if you, too, have lost your first love! It is no coincidence that this church is symbolized by the constellation closest to the Horologium (representing Jesus). Let His presence strengthen and encourage you in all you do. Don’t let the length of the journey behind you discourage you from pressing forward, because every day is a new opportunity to see what we can catch in our net.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels [K2 and E3] shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just [as they cut through the churches], and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 13:47-50)
This calls to mind the story of the disciples fishing at the lake after Jesus’ resurrection when He told them to cast their net on the other side, and they caught 153 trophy fish. In the article It is the Lord, we explain how these 153 fish point to a final stretch of days until meeting Jesus in the air, just as the disciples met Him on the shore. If we apply this principle to the sign of the Son of man, we discover something marvelous. The last 153 days until the end of the sign are from December 27, 2023, to May 27, 2024. In heaven, comet E3 is in perfect position on December 27, 2023, squarely in the Reticulum constellation, ready to gather the full count of the catch to the Lord.
Jesus commended the church of Ephesus for testing those who say that are apostles to see who is not. This is related to the parable of the sorting of the fish. With Internet evangelism, more are caught than are fit for the kingdom. The sexually immoral and those who have not kept their DNA pure from genetic modification are cast out of the kingdom net. After the journey of repentance has come to a close, Christ will no longer have seven churches, but His cleansed people will be one body, one fold. Everyone will have discernment to try the people on the Lord’s specified testing questions, to know whether they are true members of His kingdom or not.
The repentant overcomers at this point are the whole body that remains on the earth. They have repented and overcome everything that the Lord identified in the course of the comets through the churches. So when Jesus promises to the repentant overcomers that they will partake of the tree of life, it relates to what He said at the end of the Revelation:
And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. (Revelation 22:12-14)
Here we see that the right to the tree of life is granted to those who do the Lord’s commandments, and it is those commandments that are in the ark of the covenant—the last item of furniture in the sanctuary, exposed only when the mercy seat of the ark is opened. This is the point when the law has been received by faith. Through the sincere and continual repentance of His contrite people along the cometary journey, Jesus has led them from wherever they were on their journey of faith, to unity with their First Love. The name of the Father and the Son are written on their foreheads; they keep His commandments because the law represents their own character as well.
And so, the 144,000 are enabled to enter through the gates of the Holy City as the Bride of Christ.
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. (Revelation 21:2-3)
With the law in each one’s heart, during the final leg of the journey down the pendulum is a time when all decisions will have been made. The throne of mercy has been taken away to reveal the law: holy, just, and good. And the wrath that is poured out on the wicked at that point will be unmixed with mercy, while the Lord’s sheep will be protected under His hand.
Through this article, you have witnessed how each church of Revelation is depicted in the heavenly sign. This is the time to look up with understanding of the time and to receive with humility the Lord’s admonition and counsel. Heed the call of Jesus to come out of Babylon not to receive her plagues and suffer its fate. This darkest hour of earth’s history is the time for the stars in God’s kingdom to shine the brightest.
As the sun passed through Orion’s hand from June 19-22, 2023, it activated the entire sign of the Son of man. This culminated in a significant day as we explained in the article, The Heart of Time as it was the sidereal anniversary (when the sun returns to the same position relative to the stars) of the resurrection of Jesus. This position, marked by the red giant, Betelgeuse, shows His right hand holding the sun as a beacon of His wrath. With the unexpected brightening of Betelgeuse reported by scientists recently, God is directing the world to look up to the sign carrying the last messages to the churches while there is yet a short time for the remnant to be gathered.
The sun crossing the galactic equator begins a new season, and in upcoming articles, we will share about a well-known theme that God is identifying with His finger of time, to expose the underlying sin that will soon be brought to a fiery end as God’s wrath burns its hottest. You will learn more about the plans of the enemy for the final battle, and you will see the glory of God manifested even brighter in the heavenly sign of the Son of man. You will read the standard of character by which the Lord measures each subject of His kingdom. The Lord is with us and His salvation is visible to all who listen to His Spirit and overcome!
Do you hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches? Do you hear His voice calling you to repentance and to draw close to Him? Will you join the Spirit to share His call with others? Come and see! Drink deeply of the water of the river of life!
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. (Revelation 22:17)
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