Although 2020 has brought us to the summit of loss and suffering, don’t forget that the night is darkest just before the dawn! Look at what I discovered when I plugged 2020 into Strong’s numbers.
For those of you who don’t know, Strong’s Concordance is a popular Bible concordance which provides an index of every word in the King James Version (KJV). Each original-language word is given an entry number in the dictionary of those original language words listed in the back of the concordance. These have become known as the “Strong’s numbers”.
2020 in Strong’s Concordance means is the Greek word for “dawn”.
Strongs: 2020 (greek) – epiphosko (To shine upon) Dawn.
Matthew 28:1Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn (2020 epiphosko) toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. 2And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. 3And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. 4The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men. 5The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. 6“He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. 7“Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold, I have told you.”
8And they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples. 9And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him.
One thing we know from Scripture is that things look different when dawn breaks. In John’s Gospel, Mary Magdalene does not recognize the risen Jesus. She mistakes him for the gardener. In Luke’s Gospel, the disciples on the road to Emmaus also do not recognize Jesus. They believe him to be a stranger.
Things appear to be different after the resurrection.
Because they are different.
There is much we do not understand about the profound miracle of resurrection. But one thing we know for sure is that resurrection involves transformation.
Resurrection hope is more than a security blanket or a blind faith that God will make things right. It affords us new ways of seeing and new ways of being. It is the assurance of transformation, new life, and God’s presence in changing circumstances.
I’ve been getting a lot of signals from Holy Spirit to keep our eyes open around Easter of 2021 for a resurrection event. I’m not calling anything specific, but I am gaining confidence that we will see some significant event or sign.
Perhaps some of you remember certain expectations surrounding last Easter. I heard several accounts of different children to whom Jesus had appeared in a dream early last year to tell them that Covid would be gone by Easter. One of them was a daughter of a friend of mine. Of course, that didn’t seem to happen, and those parents probably feel a bit embarrassed now about publicizing their children’s dreams.
But kids weren’t the only ones anticipating good news by Easter. President Trump himself talked about an Easter shift. Remember when he hoped to re-open churches and country by Easter?
Speaking from the Rose Garden alongside others on his coronavirus taskforce, Trump said he “would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter.”
Now, everyone laughs at Trump and those silly kids for predicting such a foolish thing.
But, wait! Perhaps there is more to this than meets the eye. To the best of my memory, Jesus didn’t specify to those kids in the dreams which Easter He meant. The parents assumed Easter of 2020. Trump certainly indicated that timeframe. But what if they were off by a year? What if this Easter was the target date?
Prophets often make the mistake of interpreting the prophecy God gives them through their own grid. We like to embellish the prophetic with details that fit our own theological perspective or world view. Not every prophet who crashes and burns does so because they lied about hearing from God. Sometimes they crash and burn because they couldn’t resist dressing up the Word of the Lord with their own wisdom and understanding. Maybe that happened last year. Just a thought.
So far, I have presented little more than speculation. But now I want to add some meat to the pot.
Go to this video by Melissa Red Pill the World of Freedom Force Battalion and watch what she has to say starting at minute 32:27. You can watch the whole thing, of course, and I encourage you to do so, but this segment is very interesting and relevant to the subject of Easter.
Now, before you do, I don’t want you to freak out. She isn’t talking about occult astrology here. She’s discussing the gospel in the stars. If you aren’t familiar with the signs that God placed in the heavens at Creation which tie into seasons and timelines, you can research it for yourself. There’s way more information out there than you will be able to process this year.
One good place to start your research would be at Melissa’s playlist on the topic. You will find it at this link:
Anyway, without trying to recreate what she explains in the video, the salient point here is that this year on March 4 (the Original United States presidential inauguration date, by the way), Jupiter and Mercury conjoin in Capricorn, then Jupiter moves on to Aquarius, entering Aquarius around April 4, which just happens to be Easter this year!
That may seem meaningless if you don’t understand the gospel symbolism of the various planets and constellations, so let me give you the Cliff Notes version.
JUPITER represents Jesus Christ.
MERCURY symbolizes the messenger angel, Gabriel. Mercury is historically known as the messenger god and the messenger planet. Mercury moves across the sun faster than any other planet and is positioned closest to the sun. Thus, Mercury crossing the face of the Sun can be seen as the angel Gabriel “standing in the Sun” heralding the victorious return of the Light of the World and King of Kings, even as he announced the coming Promised Seed of Mary leading to his birth, [Lk. 1:26-38, Matt. 1:20-25].
In pagan mythology, Mercury is depicted as carrying the cacuceus…a staff entwined with two snakes, which is currently used as a symbol for the medical profession, also known as the “Rod of Asclepius.” This rod traces back to the Greek god of healing, Asclepius, who is mentioned by Homer in the Iliad.
But there is a deeper meaning to Mercury’s staff. The Bible describes the Israelites’ sojourn in the wilderness around the land of Edom. The Israelites had become “impatient” with the long route and began blaspheming God and condemning Moses for bringing them out of Egypt to starve. They complained about the miraculously supplied manna bread from heaven.
“We detest this wretched food!” (Numbers 21:6; Christian Standard Bible).
Verse 7 reads:
“And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.“
The Israelites quickly asked for relief from the plague, and Moses prayed on their behalf. God then gave Moses a peculiar set of instructions (verses 8-9):
And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
Jesus refers to this snake pole in the John 3:14,15:
14Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life.
Later, in John 12:32, Jesus says, “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw everyone to Myself.”
So, Gabriel/Mercury is not a simple messenger, he is an agent of healing and is quite possibly the “lawgiver” agent who lifts up Jesus wherever he goes.
With that in mind, recall that on September 10, 1991, Mercury met Jupiter at Regulus in Leo. Moving very slowly, Jupiter remained in Leo while Mercury moved rapidly eastward to exit from between the feet of the lion by the 27th of September. This fulfilled the prophecy of Genesis 49:10.
“The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the staff from between his feet, until Shiloh comes and the allegiance of the nations is his.”
It seems pretty plain that the lawgiver of Genesis 49:10 is the planet Mercury.
The celestial interpretation of Genesis 49:10 is very simply, “Jupiter will not depart from Leo nor Mercury from between the feet until Yeshua comes in judgement.”
The top half of the Mazzaroth’s fifth constellation is half goat, whose bottom half is the tail of a fish. Hence it is called the Sea-Goat (Capricornus).
The sea represents humanity. Humans are sometimes symbolized as fish in the sea. Capricorn is wounded and on one knee, and some of the ancient star names indicated that it is a sacrifice. This is consistent with the fact that the goat was one of the sacrificial animals in the law of Moses, especially the scapegoat that took upon itself the sins of Israel to atone for them on the Day of Atonement (Lev. 16:10). Jesus Christ is that the scapegoat who took on humanity to become our Great Sacrifice. He would die for our sins, but would then resurrect.
This is the place where Mercury and Jupiter meet. Capricorn. The sacrificial Sea Goat. This is where Gabriel lifts up Christ so that all may be drawn to his healing law. But Jupiter moves on from Capricorn to enter the next constellation.
Aquarius has long been maligned because of its association with the hippy/New Age celebration of the Age of Aquarius. But like all of astrology, the true lessons in the stars were placed there by our Creator Himself, and have only been perverted by occult teachers and witches who attempted to redirect God’s glory unto themselves.
The sixth sign of God’s Zodiac, Aquarius, is Latin for “the water pourer”. Aquarius represents Jesus Christ, the “water of life,” and the Comforter he sent to guide believers, the Holy Spirit. The constellation is depicted by a man whose shoulders are marked by the stars: Sadalmelik (R) meaning, “the record of pouring out,” and Sadalsuud (L) meaning, “He who pours out.” His right knee is marked by the star, Skat, meaning, “He who goes and returns.”
While mythology has identified this sign as Ganymedes, the bright, glorified and chosen cup-bearer of the father of the gods, and while the Greeks and Romans believed Aquarius represented Aphrodite and Venus, both embodying a moon-goddess, in truth, the water bearer is the one who pours out living water to refresh his people. (Numbers 24:7, 1 Cor. 10:4). Jesus said whoever drank the water He offered would never thirst. His water “shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:14). Water is not only living, but it gives everlasting life.
From his urn, Jesus poured out the fulness of renewing, comforting, and sanctifying power” of the Holy Spirit. It is no coincidence that water— repeatedly used as a symbol in the Bible as purifying, is also represented by a constellation that represents “the life-giving purity and regenerating power of divine grace and salvation.” (Isa. 32:1,2; 33:21).
Joseph Augustus Seiss explains in his work, The Gospel in the Stars, that the Holy Spirit is…
“the glorified Pourer-forth from heaven of the blessed waters of life and salvation … of whom the picture in the sign was the prophecy and foreshowing. The Holy Ghost was in the world from the beginning, but here was the promise of a new and enlarged grant and endowment, to lift, nourish, and distinguish Christian believers.”
What perfect symbolism. Jupiter, enters the era of the pouring out of Holy Spirit life, exactly on Easter of 2021! Whatever happens this Easter, it will be at least a foreshadowing of the resurrection life and power that God has promised to his faithful ones.
Things are getting exciting!