December 4, 2013
International Star Bible Society
Comet ISON Makes Its Point
On December 2, 2013 the U.S. Space Agency, NASA, pronounced Comet ISON to be dead. All that survived its close encounter with the Sun is a cloud of dust following ISON’s orbital path.
We call Comet ISON a “Celestial Messenger” because it draws attention to aspects of the Star Bible in an unpredictable way. One of the most remarkable recent comets appeared in the first lunar month of Spring in 1996, about 2000 years after the birth of Christ. Beginning in Virgo, the constellation which promises the virgin birth of Christ, it moved through a series of constellations highlighting Christ’s victory over evil, ending in the constellation Perseus, The Breaker, who represents the promised destruction of Evil. To add to the message, there was a Passover Lunar Eclipse just as there was a Passover Lunar Eclipse when Jesus was born. The 1996 comet was a 2000th birthday card for Jesus.
In the case of Comet ISON, the time of its appearance was also as important as its pathway through the stars. The Comet’s closest encounter with the Sun was November 28, the first day of Hanukkah, the Hebrew Fest of Dedication. The fact that the comet disappeared on that day double underscores the importance of the Feast of Hanukkah to the understanding
the Comet’s message. The Comet warns us to purify ourselves, as the Jewish temple was purified at Hanukkah, or face judgment (See our Blog of 10/9/13 “The Hanukkah Comet”). By disappearing on Hanukkah, it made its point.
The year 2013 is very unusual in that we received a total of four Celestial Messengers. On February 15 there was a near earth asteroid and the largest meteor strike of the last 100 years. In March the Comet Panstarrs appeared, and ISON became the second Comet of 2013. All of these Celestial Messengers brought warnings of judgment to come (See our blog of 3/6/13 “Comet Panstarrs Brings Third Celestial Message”).
Comets are not the only celestial messengers. Far more rare and meaningful are the Super Novas, which appear to be a “New Star” every few
hundred years. The most famous of these, and one which pulled a disappearing act like Comet ISON, was the Star of Bethlehem which announced the birth of Christ. We’ll show you how to find it next week.
As you head into this Christmas season, remember the warning to purify yourself. If you wait until a judgment falls, it will be too late.