Ouranos: Greek god of the Sky
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Ouranos: Greek god of the Sky
And the Signs In The Sky
By Augusto A. Kho
September 30, 2017(Saturday); 9:00 AM.
12:59 AM: I awakened by a bad dream concerning end time. A voice came, “Today is September 23, 2017.” I looked on my watch and that is exactly September 23, 2017. What is September 23, 2017? And I remember the “Signs in the Sky.” Is it Rapture? I sent text messages to my son, Isaac and wife, Nelids but there was no reply. Am I left behind, I said to myself.
What is September 23, 2017?
On September 23, 2017 the sun will be in the zodiac constellation Virgo — “a woman clothed with the sun”. The moon will be at the feet of Virgo — “with the moon under her feet”. The ‘nine’ stars of the zodiac constellation Leo, plus three planets (Mercury, Venus, and Mars), will be at the head of Virgo — “on her head a crown of 12 stars”. The planet Jupiter will be in the center of Virgo, and, as the weeks pass after September 23, Jupiter will exit Virgo to the east, past her feet, so to speak — “She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth”. Jupiter is the largest of the planets, the “king” of the planets, so to speak — “She gave birth to a son, a male child, destined to rule all the nations with an iron rod” by Christopher M. Graney is professor of physics and astronomy at Jefferson Community & Technical College in Louisville, Kentucky (USA).
Above photo from the internet
This specific celestial arrangement here as being “unique in human history” or “once in 7,000 years” – in fact, it is not unique to September 23, 2017.
Must this not be a sign of something momentous, as the Internet sources say? In fact, after researching it, I found that, in only the past 1,000 years, this same arrangement in the sky has happened at least four times, in 1827, 1483, 1293, and 1056.
Here combined three (3) Sciences, Astronomy, Religion and Scriptures.
According to the readings, “The Revelation 12 Sign Prophecy was an apocalyptic belief heralding that the time of Jacob's Trouble—also known as the Tribulation Period - would begin on September 23, 2017, a date that coincides with the Autumnal equinox and the end of the Catholic September Ember Days. This theory, which has been promoted by a number of people and news organizations, proposes that a literal fulfillment of the prophecy made in the Book of Revelation 12:1-2 would occur on this date over Jerusalem. Others maintain caution while nevertheless marveling at the coincidence
This passage of scripture in the New Testament metaphorically describes "a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth." (NIV). Many people worldwide believe that an astronomical alignment involving the constellations Virgo and Leo, the sun, moon, and planets Mercury, Mars, Venus, and Jupiter occurring in September 2017 will fulfill this prophecy word-for-word.”
Above photo from the internet
“The Revelation 12 Sign may coincide with the High Holy Day of Rosh Hashanah on the Jewish calendar, which is also called the Feast of Trumpets. The Feast of Trumpets is the first of the Fall Feasts and its timing is traditionally based on the visibility of the new moon,which in 2017 is expected to either begin on the evening of September 21st and end on the evening of the 22nd (if the 2% illuminated moon is sighted) or begin on the evening of the 22nd and end on the evening of the 23rd when the sign is fulfilled. [Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year celebration, in this case marking the end of the year 5777 (sometimes abbreviated to the significant number 777) and the beginning of 5778. The Feast of Trumpets in Jewish tradition is believed to be a day when the dead will be resurrected and judgement will begin] while Christians believe the period describes the tribulation period found in the Book of Revelation,” sources said.
Above photo from the internet
God of the Sky
Genesis 1:1 says the “God created the heaven and the earth.”
Heaven in Hebrew “shamayim” means “heaven, heavens, sky, abode of the stars; the universe, atmosphere; Heaven as the abode of God, lofty, visible arch; where the celestial bodies revolve; astrologer. “
Astrology is the study of how the positions of the stars and the movements of the planets have a supposed influence on events and on the lives of behaviour of people.
Webster): Astronomy, is the archaic name of Astrology in archaic definition refers to the divination of the supposed influences of the stars and planets on the human affairs and terrestrial events by their positions and aspects.
Signs in the sky
God created heavens or the skies to reveal signs.
Astronomy is God-designed. It gives distinct differences of seasons and times and days.
Genesis 1:14 “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven (shamayim) to
divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and
Signs in Hebrew “oth” means “flag, prodigy, omen, signal, beacon, monument, token, miracle,
Joseph’ astronomical dream
Gen 37:9 “ And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have
dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made
obeisance to me.”
Astronomy is Theophanic
Exo 9:22 “And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch forth thine hand toward heaven, that there
may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the
field, throughout the land of Egypt. 23 And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and
the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained
hail upon the land of Egypt. 24 So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous,
such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. 25 And the hail
smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail
smote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field.”
2 Kings 2:11 “And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there
appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up
by a whirlwind into heaven.”
Jesus Christ Baptism
Matthew 3:16-17, “And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water:
and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a
dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased.”
Saul’s Theophanic experience
Acts 9:3, “And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven.”
Apocalyptic warning sign
Rev 12:1-6,“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun,
and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2 And she being with
child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 3 And there appeared another wonder
in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven
crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast
them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for
to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule
all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. 6 And the
woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed
her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.”
Signs of the Times
Mat 16:1-3, “The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?”
Signs in Greek “semeion” means “mark, token, unusual occurrence, , transcending the common course of nature; remarkable events soon to happen; an indication be ceremonially or supernaturally.”
Times in Greek “kairos” means “ a measure of time; a fixed and definite time; the time when things are brought into crises; opportune or seasonable time; limited period of time; the things and the events of time.” Strong calls it “occasion.”
Joel 2:28-31, “ And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. 30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.”
Acts 2:16-20, “But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:”
Heaven Greek “ouranos” (oo-ran-os’) i.e. the universe, the world; the aerial; heavens or sky; the region where the clouds and the tempests gather; where thunder and lightning are produced; where God dwells and other heavenly beings; abode of God.
Unfortunately, the Greeks worship the opposite. Uranus or ancient Greek Ouranos i.e. sky or heaven was the primal god of sky. His name in Roman mythology was Caelus. In ancient Greek Literature, Uranus or Father Sky was the son and husband of Gaia, Mother Earth.
Minarets rather than the God of the sky is what the Islamic teaches.
While in Hagia Sophia, ancient Constantinople, June 11, 2017, Miss Meltem, the tourist guide shown us the original wall painting on the wall where images of men are facing the east (referring to Magi from the east who followed the star in search of the Messiah, King of the Jews.” They were later warned by an angel and went back home on opposite direction. When Ottoman Empire came, the wall painting showing the images of men facing the east was later changed the direction that is, facing the west or Mecca where the “black stone” is which is believed a meteorite.
Considered as the archetype for minarets of the western Islamic world, it served as a model for many later minarets. ... In some of the oldest mosques, such as the Great Mosque of Damascus, minarets originally served as illuminated watchtowers (hence the derivation of the word from the Arabic nur, meaning "light" or “beacon”).
While Jesus said, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life,” (John 8:12)
Rev 2:17 “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.”
The white stone is being given to the Church of Pergamon known as “where the seat of Satanand “where Satan lives” with the “Doctrine of Balaam and Balac” (Rev. 2:13-14). The doctrine of Balaam and Balac speaks of “seduction, false teachings pagan rituals, spiritual prostitution, falsehood and financial gain and interests (Romans 14:1-5; 2 Peter 2:15; Jude 1:11; Numbers 22: 25:1-9; 31:8; 1 Tim. 6:5: Romans 1:32).
Signs in the Sky
Matthew 24:3, “And what shall be the sign (semeion i.e. remarkable events soon to happen) of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” Jesus answered them,
“5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows, “ – Matthew 24:5-8.
Significance of Breaking of the Bread
Matt. 26:28 -29, “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.”
The “day” used there in Greek “hemera” is literal and figurative. Metaphorically, it is “the day as regarded as the time for abstaining from indulgence, vice, crimes, because acts of the sort are perpetrated at night (Nyx) and in the darkness (Erebus).” In Eastern Days, it refers to “three (3) days and three (3) nights” of “the last days of the present age, the day that Christ will return from heaven, raise the dead, hold the final judgment and perfect His Kingdom,” according to Thayer.
“As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.” – John 9:24. The night refers to the goddess of the night named “Nux” that is “the time when work ceases” because it is the “time of death.” It also speaks of slumber.
Signs stay. There is nothing we can do. It will happen now and then (whether we like it or not). One thing I know in mind and it biblically right and true. BE PREPARED. 1 Thess. 5:23-24,
“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.”
Rev 1:3 “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.”
Constellations Virgo and Leo
Virgo, the second largest constellation and one of the earliest to be distinguished, lies on the zodiac sign of Leo, and in mid-latitudes on the Northern Hemisphere, is visible above the southern horizon on spring evenings. Most of its stars are faint, except for brilliant white Spica, the 15th brightest star in the sky. The autumnal Equinox, or the position of the sun on the first day of Autumn is located in Virgo. The constellation is noted for containing a large cluster of galaxies known as Extragalactic Systems.
Leo (Lion) is the 5th constellation of the Zodiac, is located between Cancer and Virgo and is best seen in the Northern Hemisphere in spring. The sun passed south eastward through Leo from about August 23 to September 23 just prior to crossing the celestial equator at the autumnal equinox.
The Black Stone (Arabic: al-Ḥajaru al-Aswad, "Black Stone") is a rock set into the eastern corner of the Kaaba, the ancient building located in the center of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is revered by Muslims as an Islamic relic which, according to Muslim tradition, dates back to the time of Adam and Eve according to Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum (The Sealed Nectar).
The stone was venerated at the Kaaba in pre-Islamic pagan times. According to Islamic tradition, it was set intact into the Kaaba's wall by the prophet Muhammad in the year 605 AD, five years before his first revelation. Since then it has been broken into a number of fragments and is now cemented into a silver frame in the side of the Kaaba. Its physical appearance is that of a fragmented dark rock, polished smooth by the hands of pilgrims. Islamic tradition holds that it fell from heaven as a guide for Adam and Eve to build an altar. It has often been described as a meteorite, a hypothesis which is now uncertain as written by Burke, John G. (1991); “Cosmic Debris: Meteorites in History.” University of California
Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba as a part of the tawaf ritual during the hajj and many try to stop and kiss the Black Stone, emulating the kiss that Islamic tradition records that it received from Muhammad according to Elliott, Jeri (1992). Your Door to Arabia. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: R. Eberhardt and Mohamed, Mamdouh N. (1996), ” Hajj to Umrah”
The white stone
In Revelation 2:16-17 as addressed to the Church of Pergamon says, “Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.”
The “stone” that Rev. 217 speaks “psephos” (psay-fos) i.e. “a small worn smooth stone, a feeble.” In ancient courts of justice the accused were condemned by black pebbles and the acquitted by white.” The stone in Mecca is colored black.
The white stone symbolizes clear conscience that your church or our church does not have the Doctrine of Balaam and Balak. If not corporate, then individually like you and me.
May God forbids that Balaam and Balak is lurking in our church.
Nyx and Erebus
Nyx (English: Ancient Greek: "Night"; Latin: Nox) is the Greek goddess (or personification) of the night. A shadowy figure, Nyx stood at or near the beginning of creation and mothered other personified deities such as Hypnos (Sleep) and Thanatos (Death), with Erebus (Darkness)