Biblical Astronomy

September 1997

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 As mentioned in the April, 1997, newsletter, the comet's Hyakutake and Hale-Bopp were in the very same spot in the heavens as seen from Earth one year apart to the day, on April 10, 1996 and April 10, 1997. This spot was between the eyes and in the forehead of Rosh Satan (the head of Satan), in the constellation Perseus. The X in Figure 2 (back page of this newsletter) shows the spot where the two comet paths crossed on April 10 (for new subscribers, the star charts and figures are numbered in sequence from the first newsletter, July, 1996).

The constellation Perseus portrays Jesus Christ defeating the beast and his armies at Armageddon at the end of the Tribulation period. This was foreshadowed when David slew Goliath, who was another beast who spoke great blasphemes against the God of Israel. One similarity between the two events is found in I Samuel 17:46, 47 and Revelation 17, 18, concerning the carcasses of the armies of the enemy being given to the fowls of the air.

I Samuel 17:46, 47 - This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee, and I will give the carcasses of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give you unto our hands.

Revelation 19:17, 18 - And I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

When David slew Goliath, he struck him in the forehead with a stone from the sling.

I Samuel 17:49 - And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David. Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.

It is more than interesting that it was in the forehead of Rosh Satan where the comets Hyakutake and Hale-Bopp were on the very same day one year apart. Just as it was the stone slang from David (by the hand of God), which slew Goliath, so it will be the Rock, Jesus Christ, who will defeat the beast at Armageddon. What Jesus Christ accomplished on the cross, has already defeated the beast. It is also through the blood which the Lord shed for us, that the beast will not defeat those who are in Christ. As shown in the April newsletter and in the new edition of "A Voice Crying in the Heavens", the paths of Hyakutake and Hale-Bopp from April 1st through 30th, 1996 and 1997, form a cross over the forehead of Rosh Satan in Perseus. Is this another sign that the beast will be destroyed and the Millennial Kingdom will begin in the very near future? Or is it perhaps another extraordinary coincidence? I doubt it is just coincidence.


The following is from a news bulletin released by the International Christian Embassy, Jerusalem, on September 16, 1997. PALESTINIANS MAY INITIATE GUERILLA WARFARE - "Senior Israeli military officers have predicted clashes between Palestinians and Israel as a result of Palestinian frustration with the ongoing stalemate in negotiations, Israel's CHANNEL ONE television news reported yesterday. Clashes could include Palestinian guerrilla warfare against Israeli targets in Judea-Samaria and Gaza, as well as terror strikes in major Israeli population centers. The violence would probably be carried out by groups outside Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority, but operating with the PA's tacit consent.

An Army spokesman said the controversial occupation by four Israeli families of a Jewish-owned property on the Mount of Olives might be the trigger for such a confrontation -- but that it was probably inevitable regardless.

THE JERUSALEM POST reports today that, according to military sources, "operational plans are being readied, as is special training for regular and reserve units, including the Border Police."

Senior officers have also warned of an increased likelihood of a Syrian surprise attack aimed at seizing part or all of the Golan Heights. The goal would be to improve Syria's position in potential negotiations with Israel, an intelligence head told the Knesset foreign affairs and defence committee yesterday.

There have been indications of heightened Syrian military readiness. Sources said they believed Syria would prefer to regain the Heights through negotiation, but was retaining the option of military action."


The following is from an Associated Press news release dated September 4, 1997, and written by Laura Myers.

"Russia's military has lost track of 100 suitcase-sized nuclear bombs, the nations former national security chief has told American lawmakers, who expressed alarm to the Clinton administration.

But U.S. and Russian officials have specifically denied it. A White House official said Thursday, "We have no credible information any nuclear weapon, suitcase or not, has even been available on the black market."

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed, however, that the Russian military has such portable nuclear bombs, which security experts describe as the "perfect terrorist weapon" in the wrong hands.

Lebed described the devices as Special Atomic Demolition Munitions that are designed for sabotage behind enemy lines - blowing up bridges or command centers, for example. The 1-kiloton nuclear bombs, which weigh 60-100 pounds and can fit into a suitcase or backpack, can kill 50,000 - 100,000 people and devastate a portion of a city, according to Lebed.

In May, Lebed told a congressional delegation led by Rep. Curt Weldon, R-PA., that as Yeltsin's top defense expert last year he discovered the Russian military couldn't account for 48 of 132 of suitcase bombs.

In going public, Lebed upped the total of missing suitcase bombs to 100 out of 250 in an interview with CBS "60 Minutes." "I don't know their location," Lebed told CBS in a program scheduled to air Sunday. "I don't know whether they have been destroyed or whether they are stored or whether they've been sold or stolen. I don't know."

Lebed added that when he told Yeltsin, "I did not see any reaction" and the Russian military didn't institute an inventory check.

Former Defense Minister Igor Rodionov told CBS he "never had any information, a single report" that the suitcase bombs were stolen.

Deputy Defence Minister Andrei Kikoshin, who met with the congressional delegation after Lebed, also assured lawmakers no nuclear weapons were missing. Last week, Yeltsin named Kikoshin head of the powerful Defense Council as he shook up his cabinet to institute military reforms.

Last October, Yeltsin fired Lebed amid charges the former paratrooper was trying to form a private army. Yeltsin had appointed Lebed his security chief after the general withdrew from challenging the president for re-election.

Rep. Weldon, who concedes Lebed may have an ax to grind, said he believes that at the very least the Russian government's control has grown lax over its nuclear stockpile since the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

"The potential for very sophisticated nuclear technology and weapons to get onto the hands of Third World nations and other groups is very real, and it's something I don't think the administration follows up on," Weldon said in an interview. "The Russian government doesn't have control."

In April, Defence Secretary William Cohen said the United States relies on Russian assurances - and not independent checks - that Moscow has full control over its nuclear weapons.

"We don't know the exact nature of the command and control that's in place," Cohen told reporters. "We have been assured by the highest officials that they have very strict control over their systems."

In August, Weldon, who is a Russian expert and sits on the House National Security Committee, wrote letters to CIA Director George Tenet and National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, expressing his concerns about Lebed's allegations about security of Russia's nuclear weapons.

"I was particularly alarmed by his disclosure that he is unable to account for many nuclear weapons," Weldon wrote, detailing the charges.

Weldon also met with Energy Secretary Federico Pena in July before the Cabinet secretary went to Moscow and the congressman urged Pena to bring the matter up again with Russia military officials.

The DOE didn't respond immediately to request for comment on what Pena discussed in Moscow.

Jay Stewart, the director of foreign intelligence operations for the DOE from 1990 through 1994, said the U.S. government and international community have much reason for concern regarding Russia's nuclear program.

"It is my belief that the Russian Ministry of Defense itself doesn't know where all the tactical nuclear weapons are and cannot account for them," Stewart said in an interview. "If these suitcase devices have fallen out of national government hands, the question becomes where are they, who had them and what are their intentions. In the former Soviet Union everything is for sale."


On October 4, there will be a large gathering of Christian men from throughout the United States at the Promise Keepers meeting in Washington, D.C. I will also be attending this gathering, Lord willing. It is expected that there will be between two and three million men attending. The main reason for this gathering is a call of repentance for the United States, and to turn the hearts of the people in this nation back to God and His son Jesus Christ. The congregation will be praying for God's forgiveness of the sins of this nation, and for a repentant heart in the people of this land. I encourage those who can't make it to Washington (men and women) to have a day of prayer and repentance in their own fellowships or churches, or gathering in your state capitals. This may be the last call of repentance for this nation and the last opportunity for this nation to turn around before the Lord's judgement is fully upon it.

Hebrews 4:6-10 - But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted , and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.