“The Language of God in the Universe” -
In my book, “The Language of God in the Universe,” the
celestial signs that appeared in the heavens over
The purpose of Sacred Astronomy, in contrast to Ancient Astrology, was to determine the Will of Yahweh and His Son as revealed in the heavens, and to speed the unfolding of their Will. As such, Sacred Astronomers did all they could to thwart those who wished to hinder the revealing of Yahweh’s Will, as Sorcerers using paganized Astrology continually tried to do!
Enoch the Sethite, and great prophet of God who was translated into heaven without experiencing death because of his righteousness, called the heavens “the heavenly tablets.” In the Book of 1 Enoch, or Ethiopian Book of Enoch, the heavenly tablets are referred to several times. This book tells us that Enoch was so righteous, and God-fearing that he could converse with God’s holy angels. As a result, Enoch understood the Language of God in the starry heavens, and Sacred Astronomy better than anyone else of his era. Enoch said “the heavenly tablets” contained the deeds of men and angels throughout time. This strongly suggests that Enoch was referring to the forty-eight ancient constellations of the Zodiac, which was correctly called by its Hebrew name “Mazzaroth” in the Kings James Version of the Bible (Job 38:32). As was shown in my book, the celestial storybook, or Gospel in the Stars that we call the Zodiac also foretold the coming of the one future King, Priest, and Redeemer who would conquer the fallen angel Azazel (i.e. Satan), sin, and death forever. This was none other than Yahshua the Messiah (a.k.a. Jesus the Christ)!
There are many reasons why September of 3 BC was a fitting time for the Messiah of the Jews, and all humanity, to be born. First of all, 3 BC would have been the very last year of the Fourth Millennium since the Creation of Adam and Eve in 4003 BC, based on a strictly biblical chronology some Bible scholars such as myself follow. Now, as will be explained more fully in a moment, the prophetic meaning hidden in the design of a seven-branched menorah shows that the fourth, or middle lamp represents the day the Sun was created, and also represents Yahshua as the Light, or symbolic Sun of the Servant Lamp. It was also meant to indicate the Millennial Day in which Yahshua would be born!
This idea that a millennium, or thousand years is as a day to God is Scriptural:
Psalm 90:4 - “For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it is past, and like a watch in the night.”
2 Peter 3:8 - “But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”
Interestingly, the Sun, Moon, stars, and planets (including Jupiter) were created on the Fourth Creation Day (Genesis 1:14-19). Therefore, some Jewish scholars thought that the Fourth Millennial Day after Adam and Eve’s Creation would be when the Messiah, or “Sun of Righteousness” (who is like the Sun and Jupiter in Glory), was to be born:
Malachi 4:2 - “But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings.”
Intriguingly, this may be why Malachi put the prophecy of the coming “Sun of Righteousness” into the fourth chapter of his book! Also, the Fourth Day was when Yahshua, acting as Creator, wrote His Word into the heavens, and created the awesome Gospel in the Stars. It therefore would have been quite fitting for Him to be born as a man during the corresponding Millennial Day. However, if Yahshua was born anytime after 3 BC, this could not have been possible, and would not allow all the prophetic symbols in the Old Testament Tabernacle, such as the seven-branched menorah, to be fulfilled.
Since the most biblically based, traditional biblical chronologies date the creation of Adam to Rosh Hashanah in either 4004 or 4003 BC, the year 3 BC would have marked the last possible year of that Fourth Great Thousand-year Day. So, Yahshua would have had to be born before Rosh Hashanah in 2 BC.
The Apostle Peter knew of God’s thousand-year days. Furthermore, other ancient Judeo-Christian documents attest to the knowledge that there would be six thousand-year days of human history before God was to set up His righteous Kingdom on the Seventh Great Day. One of these was the Epistle of Barnabus, which many Bible scholars such as myself view as canonical. In this document, it says:
“And God made in six days the works of his hands; and he finished them on the seventh day, and he rested the seventh day, and sanctified it. Consider, my children, what that signifies, he finished them in six days. The meaning of it is this; that in six thousand years the Lord God will bring all things to an end. For with him one day is a thousand years; as himself testifieth, saying, Behold this day shall be as a thousand years. Therefore, children, in six days, that is, in six thousands years, shall all things be accomplished. And what is that he saith, And he rested the seventh day; he meaneth this; that when his Son shall come, and abolish the season of the Wicked One, and judge the ungodly; and shall change the sun and the moon, and the stars; then he shall gloriously rest in the seventh day.” - Epistle of Barnabas, 13:4-6
The Epistle of Barnabas is attributed to the companion of
Significantly, the signs in the heavens on September 11th, 3 BC have much meaning when viewed in a Jewish context. First of all, that date saw the dawning of a New Moon, or first day of a new month on the Jewish calendar. Furthermore, it was also Rosh Hashanah, or the Feast of Trumpets. This was seen not only as the beginning of a New Year, but as a special biblical Holy Day dedicated to Yahweh that was accompanied with the blowing of the Shofar, a Ram’s horn that Jews fashion into a trumpet for religious purposes.
The signs in the heavens on September 11th, 3 BC also appear to have been literally described in the Book of Revelation, which has many connections to the Star Gospel, as was extensively shown in my book. This biblical description of a great and wondrous sign in heaven appears in Revelation 12:1-2. As shown in the adjacent illustration, Miriam (Mary), the mother of Yahshua (Jesus) was depicted in the sign of Virgo exactly as it appeared at dawn on September 11th, 3 BC:
Rev. 12:1-2 - “Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.”
Now, if you give careful attention to the preceding Scripture, you will note that Virgo must be clothed with the Sun. To clothe her with light, the Sun should be in Virgo’s torso area, as it is in the adjacent drawing. The Moon must also be under her feet, which it is. Furthermore, there always has been a garland, or crown of twelve distinct stars around the star Zavijava, which is considered to be the star marking Virgo’s head. However, the stars around Zavijava may actually be too faint to be considered the remarkable crown of twelve stars crowning the Woman clothed with the Sun.
Instead, it may be that the sign of Leo as it appeared with Jupiter on Regulus in September of 3 BC could be the garland, or crown of twelve literal stars that was envisioned upon the woman’s head in Revelation 12:1, especially because Jupiter represents the Messiah King of Israel, and the star Regulus is often said to be prominent in the heavens on the days great kings are born. In fact, there are eleven fairly prominent stars marking the sign of Leo, and Jupiter on Regulus can be seen as the twelfth star. But what makes this Day of Trumpets in 3 BC even more significant than any other in history is what occurred on Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement on Sept. 21, 3 BC, and on the first day of the weeklong Feast of Sukkot, or Tabernacles, on Sept. 26, 3 BC - while Jupiter was still very near to Regulus.
Let me stress the crucial importance of the star Regulus,
also known as Rigel, in conjunction with the Messiah planet Jupiter at the
time of Christ’s birth. Rigel marks one of Leo the Lion’s front paws. It
therefore seems highly likely that it is allegorically tied to the star named
Rigel, or “the Foot that Crushes” in the constellation Orion’s foot. Adding
to this hypothesis, Orion and Leo both represent Christ in His role as a
Conquering King, and Orion is tied to the entire Giza Pyramid complex, where
the Great Pyramid and Great Sphinx serve as symbols for Christ! See my book:
“The Language of God in Prophecy” for more about the fascinating correlation
Though most translations of Revelation 12:1 say that the garland, or crown of the Woman was upon her head, the Greek for that word is “epi,” meaning “over, above, or upon!” Since it can, and probably does mean “over” or “above” in this case, then my interpretation of seeing Leo the kingly lion with Jupiter as the crown of twelve stars over Virgo’s head is not only totally possible, but likely true!
In addition to these obvious matches between Revelation 12:1-2 and the heavenly sign of Virgo on September 11th, 3 BC, there are other heavenly signs that seem to verify this date as a good choice for the birthday, or imminent birth of Christ. For example the planet Venus (the reflected light of Yahweh, or Christ as the Light of the World, or Morning Star) was on Virgo's face, suggesting that Miriam (Mary) was shining from within with the true light of the Light of the World, which is the Son of God in her womb. In addition, Mercury, God's Scribe planet that records His Word and Will was in Virgo’s breast, showing that Miriam was filled with the true Word of God, who is the Son of God in her womb, as depicted by the Sun in her torso area.
September 11th, 3 BC was fifteen days before the Feast of Tabernacles, a holy festival week that began with the Full Moon on September 26th, 3 BC, and depicts Yahshua’s Millennial Rule on Earth. Now September 11th in 3 BC was a New Moon day marking Rosh Hashanah - also called Yom Teruah, or the Feast of Trumpets. This feast is tied directly to the First Trumpet announcing the crowning of Yahshua as the King of kings in Heaven, as well as the Last Trumpet announcing the return of our Messiah King to conquer the wicked, and reign on Earth. Ten days after the Feast of Trumpets, the holiest day of the Jewish religious year occurs. It is called Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, and represents the future Rapture of the Saints into Heaven, as well as God’s full forgiveness of their sins.
Yom Kippur was the day that two goats, one called the
Scapegoat, or Azazel goat, and the other representing Christ as a sin
offering, were sacrificed to God to atone for all the sins of the Israelites.
The Scapegoat represents the fate of Azazel, or Satan, and all evil people
who follow him. Together, they are to be cast into the
The Day of Atonement first served as a symbol for Christ’s
atoning sacrifice on the Cross of Calvary. At the very beginning of the Great
Tribulation, however, the Day of Atonement represents the deliverance from
evil called the Rapture, when Gentile saints grafted into Israel, and
Messianic Jews who love Christ will be translated directly into Heaven to
join the dead in Christ, who will already be with Yahshua, and ready to
attend the Wedding Supper of the Lamb, or the wedding of Christ to His Church
in His Father’s House (i.e. Heaven!). These saints will be with Yahshua in
Heaven until the Great Tribulation is drawing to a close, when they will
return with Yahshua from Heaven as his army of saints, and will vanquish the
Antichrist and his armies that have invaded
At sunset on September 20th, the most solemn day of the Jewish liturgical year began. That night, the Moon (signifying spiritual renewal) was prominent in Aquarius, the symbol representing Yahshua’s giving of the Torah, and the Holy Spirit to mankind. The Moon was a symbol of spiritual renewal through repentance, and doing good works before the First Advent of Christ. After His Resurrection, the Moon also came to represent the renewing presence of the Holy Spirit in born-again disciples. This is highly complimentary to Aquarius, which represents Yahweh’s giving of the Law, as well as Christ’s enormous outpouring of the Holy Spirit after His Resurrection!
Meanwhile, on that same night of September 20th, 3 BC, Mars - the planet of blood sacrifice - was in Capricorn, the sign representing both Noah, and fallen mankind’s need for salvation from sin. This perfectly reflects what Christ did for us on the Cross - as also represented by Passover. When Christ died, He served as an atonement sacrifice for the sins of all mankind. Furthermore, Christ’s Resurrection opened the way for Christ to give mankind the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.
Just like Passover, Yom Kippur has a past, as well as future application. In all cases, the Day of Atonement signifies our need for everlasting redemption from sin. Now, I believe Scripture teaches that there will be a Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church, and the Rapture is an event tied to the First Resurrection, which marks our everlasting redemption from sin. None of this would have been possible, however, if Christ had not been born!
Looking at Virgo an hour after sunrise on Sept. 21, 3 BC, Mercury (the Word of God) and the Sun (the Son of Righteousness) appear in near conjunction with Spica, the star signifying Yahshua as the Righteous Branch of Jesse! Incidentally, this conjunction appears right where Virgo’s birth canal is allegorically located, signifying that the coming of the Messiah who would offer the ultimate redemption of the world was near at hand! It also allegorically marked the breaking of the water, or beginning sign of this woman’s labor to give birth! Meanwhile, Jupiter (the Messiah planet) was in Leo (the Lion of Judah) in near conjunction to Regulus (the King star), and Venus (signifying Yahshua as the Light of the World, and Morning Star) was at Virgo’s heart, which likely signified the virgin Miriam’s happiness that she was about to give birth. Finally, Saturn (signifying mankind’s Sabbath rest from evil works) was in Taurus, the sign representing Yahweh’s salvation given to the Gentile nations through the Last Supper symbolism of Communion, and our New Blood Covenant with Yahshua, our King (as seen in Orion, and at Giza).
Now, five days after the Day of Atonement, or fifteen days from Yom Teruah, or the Feast of Trumpets, the weeklong Feast of Tabernacles (also called Booths or Sukkot) begins. Though the Feast of Tabernacles signifies the fellowship believers automatically receive when they truly repent, and accept Christ as their Savior, this week also represents two future events. First, it represents the Wedding Supper of the Lamb in Heaven. According to Jewish wedding customs at the time of Christ, most wedding feasts lasted 7 days, which symbolizes the seven years of the Wedding Supper of the Lamb in Heaven. Secondly, it depicts the Great Tribulation “week” of years - with a focus on the sixth year of that time as a time of great trouble for the Tribulation Saints, and the Jews. Thankfully, the seventh year of the Great Tribulation will be cut short by the return of Christ with His Bride. At that time, the Tribulation Saints, and newly converted Messianic Jews will join Yahshua and His Bride at another Supper on Earth celebrating the Marriage of the Lamb with all those who are sanctified by their worship of Yahshua, and are thereby invited to the feast.
On the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot on September 26th, 3 BC, the signs in the heavens added more to this already remarkable story in the stars announcing the Messiah’s birth. The most important of these signs was that the Sun (the Son of Righteousness) and Mercury (the Word of God) were near Virgo’s kneecaps, just where any newborn baby that had just fully cleared a woman’s birth canal would be! This is a clear sign that Yahshua was likely born on that day, or very shortly thereafter! Thus, the Son of God would truly have come to Tabernacle, or dwell with mankind, just as the Feast of Tabernacles allegorically alludes to. Meanwhile, Jupiter (the Messiah planet) was still in Leo (the Lion of Judah) in near conjunction to Regulus (the King star), and Venus (signifying Yahshua as the Light of the World, and Morning Star) was in Virgo’s belly, which likely signified Miriam’s overwhelming joy upon beholding her newborn son for the very first time.
Now, remember that the Scripture says Yahshua was supposedly laid in a manger. However, as discussed in my books, Middle-Eastern cave-style barns can be disgustingly dirty, and smelly places. No one but a shepherd who often sleeps near his herd can usually tolerate the stench. It stands to reason, then, that God the Father would not allow the blessed virgin Miriam to give birth in a dirty, smelly place like a cave used as a barn! Furthermore, it is highly unlikely that God would allow His one and only Son to be born in a smelly, manure-filled, fly-infested, dirty place! This would not only be a humbling experience, but a totally humiliating, and nightmarish event for Joseph, Miriam, and her newborn son! It seems, rather, that God would place His Son in a Sukkah, or booth that served as a symbol of Yahweh’s ingathering of all His children to Himself through His Son!
Luke 2:12 - “And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger (i.e. booth).”
Note that the above verse declares that this babe in a booth is a sign, just as the heavenly signs of the Zodiac were. Note also that the word used to describe Christ is “babe,” from the Greek word “brephos,” which can only mean infant, and cannot mean “young child,” as Christ is described in Matthew 2:11. Also, the evidence of the textual criticism being carried on by Messianic Jews and Christian scholars today indicates that Luke’s Gospel may have first been written in Hebrew or Aramaic. This would have been in keeping with Christ and Paul’s mandate to deliver the Good News of the Kingdom of God to the Jews first, and to the Gentiles afterward (Matthew 15:22-28; Acts 3:26, 13:46). Furthermore, based on similar textual criticism, the Greek translators may have mistranslated the Hebrew/Aramaic word “sukkah” or “booth” into the incorrect word “manger,” though they translated the word for “infant” correctly.
Besides the possibility that the New Testament was first written in Aramaic and Hebrew, there are many good reasons to believe that Christ was not laid in a manger, but a Sukkot booth, or Sukkah. First of all, a Sukkah is a gaily decorated, temporary shelter with no roof, so that the men sleeping in it outside at night could see the stars. This is how the Feast of Sukkot or Tabernacles was celebrated at the time of Christ. The men stayed outdoors at night in the booths, while the women slept inside with the children.
Since there was no room for Miriam, or Mary in the
Luke 2:1-7 - “And it came to pass in those days that a
decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.
This census took place while Quirinius was governing
The Feast of Sukkot began 15 days after September 11th, 3
BC, or on September 26th, at the Full Moon (which can be a symbol for
a pregnant woman who is at full term, or has just given birth), so it
is a good guess that Yahshua was born very near to that time, when temporary
Sukkot booths had already been set up in the yards of Jewish homes in
preparation for Sukkot, or Tabernacles. This time of year was early autumn in
Luke 2:8-11 -“Now there were in the same country
shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord
shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them,
“Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which
will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of
This scene of the shepherds outside with their sheep could not have occurred in the wet, rainy Decembers of Israel, since the shepherds would have gone to live in town, and gathered their sheep to weather the winter in nearby caves, only taking them out to pasture during the day, and when it was dry. If we tie all the above factors with the vision described in the Book of Revelation 12:1-2 showing Virgo as it looked on September 11th, 3 BC as a symbol of a pregnant Miriam ready to give birth, there is more than ample Scriptural support to show that Yahshua was born in September of 3 BC. However, though it is commonly believed that the Magi found Yahshua when He was an infant, it is far more likely that they found the Messiah a little over a year after He was born! The first clue to this is Matthew’s Gospel, where it tells us that Yahshua was a young child, or toddler when the Magi found Him:
Matthew 2:11 - “And when they had come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”
Now, the Greek word translated as “young child” in the
preceding passage is “paidion,” and usually describes a young child, or, in
our vernacular, a toddler - not an infant! If Yahshua had been
born in September of 3 BC, He would most certainly have been a toddler by
December of 2 BC, when the Magi may have actually found Yahshua in
After writing my book on the Star Gospel, it became apparent that the celestial signs between September 11th, and September 26th, 3 BC were directly tied to the events between August 27th and December 25th, 2 BC. In fact, it appears that the celestial signs between September 11th and 26th, 3 BC shows the beginning of the story that marked the actual fulfillment of the first two verses of Revelation 12:1-6, while the events between August 27th and December 25th, 2 BC marked the end of the fulfillment of the last three verses of Revelation 12:1-6, which say:
Rev. 12:3-6: “And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.”
In this Scripture, the Red Dragon represents Herod the Great, and the oppression of Rome in the past, while in the future it represents all the antichrists and kingdoms/nations throughout history that have hated God’s people. In the Gospel in the Stars, this Red Dragon is depicted in several ancient constellations, namely Hydra the Sea Serpent, Cepheus the Sea Monster, and Draco the Dragon. On September 11th, 3 BC, and on August 27th, 2 BC, the Gospel message in the Stars that announced Christ’s birth incorporated the long, twisting form of Hydra, the Sea Serpent to depict the Antichrist, and all the little antichrists like him. Uncannily, this malevolent sign runs along the entire length of Virgo and Leo, though Hydra’s head is beneath the front paws of Leo. This suggests that the conquering Lion of Judah is poised to crush the serpent that is Satan forever, just as the very first prophecy in the Bible announced that Christ would do (Gen. 3:15).
Gospel tells us that the visit of the Magi to Jerusalem prompted the little
antichrist known as Herod the Great to slaughter countless newborn through
toddler age boys in a mad attempt to kill the true Messiah and King of
Israel! This was truly the fulfillment of Revelation 12:3-4 in the past,
while in later times it signified the slaughter of countless Jews and
Christians by dictatorial madmen throughout history, though thankfully many
Jews and Christians survived in exile. This exiled state of true believers in
Yahweh alludes to their wilderness sanctuary mentioned in Revelation 12:6. As
an interesting side note,
Now, though Yahshua was likely born in September of 3 BC because of how it fulfilled the Autumn Feasts of Israel, it is fairly certain that the heavenly signs on August 27th, 2 BC may have actually been the signs that prompted the Magi to determine that the King of the Jews they sought had already been born. The heavenly show that morning was very spectacular, and very symbolic of the nature and purpose of the Messiah, as can be seen in the illustration on this page showing the Zodiac constellations of Leo and Virgo on August 27th, 2 BC. Knowing the meaning of the Gospel in the Stars, the Magi would have seen these signs in the following way:
A major conjunction of planets had formed between Virgo
and Leo, the first and last signs of the Zodiac. As shown in my book: “the
Language of God in Prophecy,” the Great Sphinx, with its lion’s body, may
signify the Zodiac sign of Leo, while its woman’s face likely signifies the
sign of Virgo the Virgin, as well as the sign of Aquarius, which is
associated with the Millennial Rule of Christ! As such, the Sphinx at
The Great Sphinx may also dualistically signify the beginning and end of time as we know it, since Creation may have begun during the 2,160 year precessional Age of Leo, while the New Heaven and New Earth may become a reality at the end of the precessional Age of Aquarius (See Books One and Four of the Language of God Book Series for more about this). This enormous sphinx therefore was likely meant to represent Yahshua as “the Word of God,” “The First and the Last,” “The Beginning and the End,” and “The Alpha and the Omega,” just as Yahshua is designated by Isaiah, the Apostle called John, and the Book of Revelation (Isaiah 44:6, 48:12; John 1:1; 1 John 5:7; Rev. 1:11, 2:13, 22:13). The meaning of the Great Sphinx has been captured in the following illustration.
The significance of this sign was immense! It was
announcing what God’s prophet Isaiah had testified about, and what the writer
of Revelation proclaimed: that the Alpha and Omega, and the First and the
Last had come in human form at last. This was further confirmed by the
allegorical meaning of the celestial bodies assembled at the junction between
the first and last signs of the Zodiac. For example, the “star” called
Jupiter that the Magi followed to
Adding to this messianic theme was Venus, signifying
Christ as the Morning Star, or Light of the World; and Mercury, signifying
Christ as the faithful Scribe, or Word of God! Finally, the Moon (symbolizing
the spiritual renewal found in the Holy Spirit of God, and Christ) was in
conjunction with the king star Regulus in Leo, symbolizing the Lion of Judah.
This would have been a clear sign to the Magi that the long-awaited Messiah
and King of the Jews had been born! Since they also knew that Jupiter was the
Messiah’s planet, the Wise Men were likely filled with excitement as they
hurriedly packed and left
The Star of