Jesus said there would be signs in the heavens in the last days. Can events on Jupiter have any significance for us?
This post is courtesy of
Rev Mary Bostrom
Ken Bostrom Ministries, Inc
“Blessed to be a Blessing”
Isaiah 62:1, For Zion’s sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not hold my peace.
Jupiter is one of the ‘wandering stars’, originally one of the 7 planets (called the inner planets)
Jupiter is also known as:
1. in Hebrew is Tzedek, meaning ‘righteousness’
2. King David Planet
3. Also known as the Messiah
4. Largest planet
Jupiter’s first sign
Jewish tradition teaches that when a heavenly object strikes Jupiter it means trouble is coming to Israel.
On July 16, 1994 (Av 9- Tisha B’Av, the most dreaded day on the Jewish calendar), Shoemaker Levi Comet broke into 21 pieces, bombarding Jupiter for 7 days, each impact stronger than a nuclear bomb.
At that time secret talks were going on in Oslo, Norway to exchange Israel’s land for peace (Oslo Accords).
At that time Jupiter was in the sign of Libra, ‘The Scales’, often referred to as ‘the light’.
The adjacent constellation was Scorpio- the symbolism was of Satan (the anti-messiah) trying to get the light. [At that time in the heavens the birth pains really began.]
Jupiter’s second sign
Recently, Jupiter has not been taking hits from heavenly objects, but there is a HUGE SIGN in the heavens on the planet that represents Israel.
I have attached a few lines from the article today regarding Jupiter.
Please notice the 2 times it happened before.
(1) 1973 was the Yom Kippur War which led to the Geneva Peace Conference.
(2) The Madrid Peace Conference happened in 1991 (with James Baker, who has replacement theology).
From Astronomy.com today:
One of Jupiter’s major features — its South Equatorial Belt — is gone.
And although the current disappearance probably resulted from intense storm activity within Jupiter’s atmosphere, planetary scientists find themselves at a loss to explain what the trigger was.
They also don’t know how long the belt will remain invisible.
This isn’t the first time this phenomenon has occurred, and it probably won’t be the last.
The South Equatorial Belt (SEB) disappeared in 1973 and 1991.
“I’ve been watching Jupiter for 4 decades,” said Astronomy Contributing Editor Raymond Shubinski, “and I’ve seen Jupiter with only one belt at least twice before.
It’s a jarring sight if you’re familiar with the planet.
It’s like seeing Jupiter without one of its large satellites, but a belt can stay hidden for months.”
Jupiter’s third sign
On September 21, the planet will appear bigger and brighter than at any time in 47 years.
September 9 is the Feast of Trumpets, Rosh Hashanah 5771
September 18 is Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement
September 22 (eve) to 30 is Feast of Tabernacles
Watch and Pray
Jesus commanded us to WATCH (Mark 13:33-37).
He said there would be signs in the heavens in the last days (Luke 21:11).
Sunday is the Christian observance of Pentecost.
It is also the Global Day of Prayer. To have those two events together is extremely rare.
This is a great opportunity to pray for the Peace of Jerusalem (Ps 122:6; Isaiah 62:1)