It is a well known fact that meanings of the Feasts of Israel prefigure and all point to, work of Christ Jesus and, consequently, on things to come. So discerning the signs of our end time in accordance with the spiritual meanings behind these biblical Feasts, at this juncture, is of a paramount importance to everyone who awaits unification with the Christ.
When the appropriate time comes, I’ll try to share this in more detail with you.
As I write, I am aware how slightly “outdated” this will be. Nevertheless, for, it seems, not many have discussed this in detail before, I write the following and may the Holy Spirit lead us in further discerning.
On the midnight of Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets – Jewish New Year celebrated on every 1st day of month of Tishrei) this year in Jerusalem time (it was 9 September 2010), two asteroids in unrelated orbits narrowly missed the Earth by moon’s distance in sequence.
(It is said, the second asteroid passed the Earth on 8 September at 5:12 p.m. EDT. If this is converted to Jerusalem time, then it’s 9 September 00:12 a.m ish)
If you trace their trajectories, they cross each other forming an “X” mark. [See the attached photo.] More details on the news can be found here.
Rosh Hashanah, of course, in biblical perspectives, is very significant.
According to the Jewish calendar<1>, Rosh Hashanah is the day when;
1. Adam and Eve were created (3760 BC),
AND on this very SAME day, Jewish teachings hold, that
first sin and repentance occurred [Hence, it is the ‘beginning’]
2. Noah sent out the dove for the third time in the ark
(and the dove of course never came back) (2105 BC)
3. Binding of Isaac (in order to offer him as a sacrifice) took place
AND on this very SAME day, Jewish teachings again hold, Sarah passed away (1677 BC)
4. Baal Shem Tov (Mystical Rabbi Yisroel ben Eliezer also known as Besht)
claimed that he went up to heaven (third heaven?) and met with the Messiah
at “Messiah’s Chamber” and asked the following:
“When will the Master come?”
And He replied: “When your teachings (supposedly Baal Shem Tov’s own teachings?)
will be disseminated and revealed in the world, and your wellsprings will spread to the outside…” (Keter Shem Tov 1:1) (1746)
<Excerpted from Chabad.org>
5. Launching of Daf Yomi – studying one folio of Talmud a day to complete the entire Talmud in seven years – initiated by Rabbi Meir Shapiro of Lublin (1923)
[I am aware there are “missing years” in current Jewish Calendar and it has been said that this has been done so on ‘deliberate purpose’ in order to “avoid” the birth of Christ Jesus falling on the auspicious and (and biblically) symbolic year. But, what I’m referring here is the date of the biblical events, not the discrepancy between the actual years and that of Jewish tradition. So that is, for now, irrelevant.]
I see there could be many interpretations, but what catches my eye in regards to symbolic meaning of these two asteroids is “dove’s third mission from Noah’s Ark”.
I interpret it as follows.
If we view the dove’s missions in allegorical perspective,
a raven that Noah originally had sent out (Gen 8:7), before sending out the dove,
represents the Torah being sent forth. <2>
(Sending out the raven was, perhaps, in another sense, testing out the ways for the dove, just as the Law acts in leading us to the Christ. Galatians 3:24)
Yet it(raven/Torah) did not fully yield the wanted outcome.
So, then, the dove is sent forth (God sending forth His Gospel).
First mission for dove may just as well mean the beginning of
the Christ’s ministry. (Matt 3:16 and its parallels)
Dove’s second mission, then, where the dove brings the ‘freshly plucked’ olive branch <3> – emblem for peace – refers to coming/actualisation of
God’s kingdom on the Earth. (Matt 12:28)
Dove’s third mission, where the dove does not come back, possibly refers to…
hmm, finalisation of the ministry(?) just as the dove left and never came back.
So then, the ‘spiritual meaning’ of two asteroids on Rosh Hashanah, I think, should be
examined in this light; an official signal for the finalisation.
Moreover, when this asteroids event is viewed in the light of biblical numerology, it is
even more alarming.
Doesn’t number 2 as in 2 asteroids, mean division and separation in the Bible?
And, number 9 from September 9, mean judgement?
See more on biblical numerology here.
Certainly, we are to expect more signs of the sky (and of the Earth) to follow.
1. NASA/ JPL-Caltech, 2010. “Two Asteroids to Pass by Earth Wednesday” http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/asteroid20100907.html
2. Bible Paintings, 2010. “‘Noah’ by Frank Wesley“. http://www.bible-art.info/Noah.htm
Notes and reference acknowledgement:
<1> Chabad.org, 2010. “1 Tishrei, 5771“. http://www.chabad.org/
<2>I did, to an extent, refer to Matthew Henry’s whole bible commentary for the above interpretation as an aid. The above interpretation itself, however, is totally different from the actual commentary.
<3> One may view freshly plucked olive branch out of water as a representation of the resurrection of our Lord who has won the power of death.