Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Modern Sign in the Heavens

Last weekend we were sitting in the driveway waiting for fireworks to start and we noticed the bright stars in the western sky. There were two that were very bright, the brightest in the sky that my children were drawn to. I immediately said, "Those are not stars, that's Jupiter and Venus".

I wondered why I had said that. It felt as though I had always known that but my brain was wondering if it were true. My husband pulled out his phone with his astrology app that maps the sky, and he confirmed what I had just said.

Not realizing at the moment that I was in the midst of witnessing a sign in the heavens, I enjoyed the beauty of those planets (stars).

A few days later my sister called me and  told me that the planets Jupiter and Venus were about to align for the first time since Jesus was born. She told me to watch at 9:30 pm.This was the star of Bethlehem? I was very interested to learn more. Unfortunately that night there was a large thunderstorm that came though. In fact, earlier that day the radio station was interrupted by an alert from the Emergency Broadcast System warning us the Salt Lake City would be hit with quarter sized hail and severe lightening and that residents were to go inside an move to the lowest level of their homes for safety. I had never heard that before and my son and I looked at each other with an eerie feeling. Sure enough the big storm came,and because of it we were not able to see the planets lined up.

As I decided to learn more I watched this incredible video that my sister shared with me about this star. Because the video was from 2007 I wondered if anything new had been observed about meanings behind this Bethlehem Star appearing again this week? Was there meaning to this? Any prophecies?

I found this article that was quite the eye opener for me. Though all it could say about the star this week was that it indeed is a sign that the Savior will return, it mentions many other prophecies being fulfilled and is very interesting.

This is the year of the Shemitah and I don't find it just a coincidence that the Star of Bethlehem is making it's second appearance during this year. It appeared at Christ's first coming, and it must now means that Christ is soon making His return. We know according to scripture and LDS doctrine that Christ will make several appearances before His appearance to all the world. Could this sign represent His first appearance in ushering in His final Second Coming?

  • JST, Luke 21:25   And he answered them, and said, In the generation in which the times of the Gentiles shall be fulfilled, there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity, like the sea and the waves roaring. The earth also shall be troubled, and the waters of the great deep;

  • Doctrine and Covenants 98:93 And immediately there shall appear a great sign in heaven, and all people shall see it together.
  • The national and world headlines in the five days leading up to this sign in the heavens are also a bit interesting. I won't say much about that, but suggest you go take a look. Many match up to events mentioned in prophecy and scripture. 
It's a time to be excited. The Savior is coming sooner than we think!

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