This e-mail was sent out April 17, 2002, and looks at celestial signs for our Passover gathering beginning the evening of April 27, as well as examines one more compelling reason why Yahshua's presence with us is so important and probable.
SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS
Dear Remnant Bride,
On April 3, 2002, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics released a report which has been placed on the web under the heading - April 16-May 18, When Worlds Align! The Grandest Tour of All! The report begins with the following comment - "Comet Hale-Bopp dazzled us for weeks. The Perseid meteor shower thrilled us for one night. But the world hasn't seen anything like the planetary traffic jam that's going to occur the last week of April and the first two weeks in May!" The report goes on to explain:
Inching across the sky like bumper-to-bumper commuters on their way to work, a rare planetary alignment will allow sky observers to see every planet in our solar system in a single evening! "There will be other opportunities in the future to see the planets in different configurations," says Philip Sadler, Director of the Science Education Department at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) in Cambridge, MA, "but it won't be anything like this for at least another 70 years. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience."
I believe the title they have given this event is quite descriptive of what will take place during our delayed Passover gathering here in our Passover home which takes place precisely when these celestial signs are occurring - the world of the earthly and the world of the heavenly is going to align in such a way that has not taken place for 2,000 years! All evidence continues to attest that Yahshua will personally come to bear witness to and empower the Remnant Bride. Even as it is written concerning when the Israelites faced entering into the promised land without Yahweh (read Exodus 33), Moses objected - "If Your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here." I would unquestionably say the same thing. If Yahshua does not personally come into our midst this Passover, let us all remain in this wilderness of Christianity, for His presence is ABSOLUTELY VITAL to our success! Such is the message prophesied here.
Moses then prophetically concluded the precise truth that is undeniably relevant to this man and the second Remnant today - "For how then can it be known that I have found favor in Your sight, I and Your people? Is it not by Your going with us, so that we, I and Your people, may be distinguished from all the other people who are upon the face of the earth?" This man writes these things and proclaims things no man has ever seen or claimed before. Am I right or wrong? How will men know that this man has found favor in Yahweh's sight, along with these who have believed and obeyed by providing the covering tithe and are coming here for Passover, unless Yahshua distinguishes us from all other people upon the face of this earth, particularly from Christians, by personally coming into our midst, even as we find prophesied here in Exodus 33? This He must do, or even as Moses said, or even as this man has declared from the beginning of this Carmel issue, we will not proceed ahead into the promised land.
Did Yahweh send His presence with Moses and the Israelites? Once again Yahweh changed His mind and - Yes, He went in with them. As fulfilling evidence of this commitment, just after entering the promised land at Passover, the captain of Yahweh's host made a personal appearance to Joshua, just before their taking Jericho. This is the presence we too must have this delayed Passover, even as was pointed out in a previous e-mail.
It is most telling that Moses' reason for objecting to their instructed entrance into the promised land, was because Yahweh was instead going to send an angel with them because they were an obstinate people. In our Passover gathering last year, there were only four of us who attended that event - the four lepers, as we called ourselves. And one thing that was most striking about that gathering was that it was attended by an angel. As I have reported before, an angel was physically present with us at our first ever gathering, and he prayed the entire time with his face in his hands while sitting behind us. Were we covered at that time? No, and in equal testimony, neither was the angel! We had failed to provide the covering of holding all things in common. For one, we could not get, of all things, water rights for the property Yahweh had led us to. Thus, our first year and a half period Passover was woefully marked by the presence of an angel, the very being Yahweh was going to send with the sons of Israel because of their obstinance.
On September 1, 2001, at Tabernacles, Yahweh provided us a fig leaf tithe covering to get us through the breach to this Passover. WHAT MUST WE NOW HAVE? ONLY ONE THING WILL DO - YAHSHUA MUST NOW PERSONALLY COME AND BE IN OUR PRESENCE, AND FOR THIS FINAL YEAR AND A HALF PROVIDE THE "GARMENTS OF SKIN" COVERING OF HOLDING ALL THINGS IN COMMON! THERE IS NO COMPROMISE FOR THIS! WE MUST HAVE HIS PERSONAL PRESENCE THIS TIME, AND NOT THE ATTENDING ANGEL
But though I am aware of the ill message of the presence of the uncovered angel last Passover, his physical presence with us is even yet an encouragement that we can now expect the physical presence of Yahshua. If the physical presence of the angel was attested in the previous Passover, there is evidence based on that which we read in Exodus 33:15-16 and Joshua 5:13-15, that there will be the physical presence of Yahshua at this Passover.
Further comments will be made regarding the alignment of the planets, but now let us look at another sign that Yahweh is attesting in the heavens during this period in which we will be having Passover. We will once again quote from the Harvard report:
On May 5, something even more spectacular will happen. The bright planets Mars, Saturn and Venus will group together to form a perfect equilateral triangle in the western sky. This dazzling configuration will be visible almost everywhere on Earth. In the Middle East, this pyramid-shaped specter will hang directly above Bethlehem.
Oddly enough, more than 2,000 years ago, this same grouping of planets may have caught the attention of the Biblical Magi. On April 1, 2 B.C., the planets Mars, Saturn and Venus came together to form a perfect equilateral triangle over the city of Bethlehem.
The article relates this timing to the birth of Yahshua, but actually its timing relates specifically to the birth of John the Baptist. John was born around Passover, 2 B.C., which is precisely the time in which the sign that once again appears on May 5 occurred. What does this mean? Without a doubt, this is the sign of the birth of the Elijah. It occurred in 2 B.C. when the Elijah, or John the Baptist, was born; and today it is occurring on precisely the last day of our delayed Passover, May 5, attesting once again the birth of Elijah. But this celestial sign today marks far more than just a foreshadowing testimony of the Elijah as with John; it is the higher fulfillment in the second Remnant who as Elijah will prepare the way for the return of the Son of God as King of Kings.
In a recent e-mail from Kyle Nixon, he points out his own personal evidence to the significance of this date and the planet alignments. Here is what Kyle had to say:
On June 25th 2000 I sent out a letter that was the start of things to come for myself and my family and the people we knew, especially at our church. That letter began with:
"On May 5th I went to bed and was praying, and then what seemed to be a substantial earthquake took place. I yelled to my family at the other end of the house, 'earthquake earthquake!' And then come to find out that it was I who was shaking (and the bed, not normal).
I sought out counsel concerning this and everybody I spoke with thought it was something 'spiritual' in nature, and when pressed what I thought it was I said, 'the heavens were being shaken,' not knowing fully what that meant. Then later I came to find out that on that very night the seven planets (stars) visible to the naked eye (including the sun and moon) were in alignment, known as a celestial menorah according a Jewish web site I found."
Last year another brother told me that that celestial menorah was in the constellation of Aries -- meaning the sevenfold lampstand was in the Temple or Lamb of God, hence the heavens were being shaken (as seen in Revelations chapters 2 and 3 rebuke of the Churches).
According to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, another sign in the heavens in 2002 will be even greater than what the heavens declared back on May 5th 2000. All the planets in the solar system will be visible on the horizon to the West at a time that we are expecting God to move in a tremendous way, specifically during the delayed Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread April 27th - May 5th 2002. Again the date May 5th 2002 will be a significant day as it was two years ago, but this year we will see a repeat of the same sign that was in the heavens back in 2 B.C. (marking the birth of John the Baptist i.e., -- the Elijah). The article incorrectly mentions this sign as taking place during the birth of Jesus, which actually came nearly six months later. The previous shaking of the seven stars and the now establishment or manifestation (revelation) of the true nine (fruit of the Spirit) gives us great hope for what we believe is going to take place during this time in history for mankind. This stuff is very exciting to me and I hope you have the Eyes to see what all this means. Blessings to you all ~ Kyle Nixon
It is quite significant that Kyle experienced his own manifestation of this expected event exactly two years ago on May 5, which had actually occurred just before we met on June 28, and in this regard, he feels a personal affinity and anticipation for what will take place this May 5. Obviously the heavens declare the birth of an Elijah work, even as testified over 2,000 years ago.
And these two signs are not all there is to the celestial testimonies that will be taking place during our delayed Passover. We also read in the report:
Even more amazing, two very special events will occur during this planetary line-up. On May 10, the planets Mars and Venus will appear to pass so close to one another that, to the naked eye, the Roman God of War and the Roman Goddess of Love will become one.
Once again, though the report has great factual information, the application for prophetic fulfillment is quite different. While indeed Mars and Venus have been given these representations of War and Love, the Romans actually identified Mars with farmland and fertility, but it was the Greeks that changed it to war. Venus from the beginning has been identified with love and beauty. But there is another testimony that is clearly related to all the testimonies we have seen thus far for this climactic period of time, and this has to do with Mordecai and Esther. It is most significant that Mordecai can mean "dedicated to Mars," and Esther can mean "the planet of Venus." Thus Mars and Venus equally speak of Mordecai and Esther. So what does all of this have to do with May 10 when Mars and Venus become one?
In 2 Chronicles 30, we read where Hezekiah called the only delayed Passover ever recorded in the Bible. At this event, many mocked them for planning it, but in the end the feast for all who attended was such a great joy that it was extended for another seven days, making it a double Passover totaling fifteen days. It seems quite evident that this occurred to foreshadow that which will take place here in our Passover home at our delayed Passover celebration. In this regard, our celebration will not be from April 27 to May 5, but seven days longer, or until May 12. Thus one sees that the May 10 celestial testimony of Mars and Venus becoming one will equally fall precisely in a double Passover celebration.
What does this third celestial sign mean? Even as we see in the meaning of the names of Mordecai and Esther, it means the Mordecai and the Esther will become one. Who are these two? This writer has already affirmed that which Kyle declared, that this man is a Mordecai, whose purpose is to help present the Esther Bride to the King. On May 10, the Esther Bride and the Mordecai servant will be one in our Passover home, and the Bride will have been presented to Yahshua who will be here to receive her. Truly, this is the closest fulfillment to the marriage supper of the Lamb on a physical level that has yet to occur.
Thus we see three phenomenal celestial testimonies, all taking place specifically during our Passover celebration. One, during our entire Passover gathering, there will be the rare alignment of nine planets in the western sky. Kyle's shaking with seven planets aligned on May 5, 2000, is an affirming testimony as to what Yahweh is doing. Second, the trinity of Mars, Saturn, and Venus on May 5, the very sign given at the birth of John the Baptist, the Elijah. And third, on May 10 the union of the Mordecai and Esther with the conjugation of Mars and Venus. Are there any wise men still out there?
Likewise, let us not forget the vivid testimony of why Yahshua would come and be with us - "For how then can it be known that I have found favor in Your sight, I and Your people? Is it not by Your going with us, so that we, I and Your people, may be distinguished from all the other people who are upon the face of the earth?" An angel will do us no good now; we must have the physical presence of Yahshua to set us apart from all other people on the face of the earth and to give us power.
Blessings to all who obey,
PS - The complete report from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and some amazing graphics of these events can be seen at: