Posted by: cindybythesea | March 31, 2010

halo’s, heaven, rings and things

Moon Corona     Moon Corona

I grew up in the rural four corners area of the country, in a time when our “weather channel” consisted of walking out side to see first hand what weather conditions were –  “Yep, it’s cold outside and the wind’s still blowing,” looking at the night sky for things like a ring or halo around the moon, a long recognized Farmer’s Almanac kind of thing for “Yep, its gonna snow” and my grandfather’s trusty barometer which he checked nightly before going to bed – a “never miss” for predicting weather conditions in our neck of the woods.  So, last night when my Mom called excitedly to report a double ring and halo around the moon on the first night of Passover, I couldn’t help but, get a little excited too.  Double rings, the first night of Passover!  Wow!  Signs of a wedding for sure, and a double ring ceremony at that!  I could almost hear those heavenly wedding bells begin to peal. 

Funny thing is, my mom called from New Mexico.  She’s seen enough weather in her 73 years that a sign in the heavens which typically means snow or rain,  would not ordinarily have caught her attention.  I have to imagine then, that it was something quite spectacular.  My mom also knows the significance of Passover and I credit her for putting the two together so quickly.  But, I’ve searched the internet  today and have not found a single reference to or photo of –  a lunar corona for March 29.  The photo above, is  a stock image and not the one my mother saw.   I do find it interesting, that Ultra Guy of New Wineskins has been posting on a recent earthquake in New Mexico which occurred two or three days ago.  Any possible connection?  I have no idea.  As of his last post, he was still working on some additional information about that earthquake that he will be sharing with us soon.  Should be interesting.

The moon is the Messianic symbol of the bride.  Just as the moon reflects the radiance of the sun, the bride of Christ is a reflection of the glory of the Son.   In the Song of Songs the bridegroom comes for his bride in the spring of the year.  Listen as the bridegroom speaks –

“Arise, my darling, my beautiful one and come with me.  See! The winter is past;  Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.  The fig tree forms its early fruit, the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come my darling, my beautiful one; come with me'”  Song of Songs 2:10-13

    Ripening figs

I looked up figs and found some interesting facts that seem to fit.  Check it out:

“The common fig bears its first crop in the spring. A second crop is harvested in the fall.  Figs require full sun all day to ripen to palatable fruits.  Figs must be allowed to ripen fully before they are picked.  They will not ripen if picked when immature.  A ripe fruit will be slightly soft and starting to bend at the neck.  Harvest fruit gently to avoid bruising.  Fresh figs do not keep well and can be stored only 2-3 days in the refrigerator.  Dried figs can be stored 6-8 months. (From Fig Fruit Facts).

The amazing fig!  How interesting that it figures so prominently in scripture.  It was a fig leaf that first covered the nakedness of Adam and Eve, (a covering by their own hands and not the one God would provide for them), a fig tree that would symbolize the nation of Israel and  its re-birth in the latter days, and the time of the early figs, which according to the Song of Songs, is the time the Bridegroom would come. 

The time for the harvesting of the early figs – ripe, mature, necks bent in worship, and ready for the picking – is here.  The harvest of the late figs;  a future crop  -(autumn harvest/Israel/day of Atonement) – yet to come.  Will we have a double ring ceremony this spring?  I don’t see why not – and if a double ring halo around the moon over the skies of New Mexico is any indication, we will!!!!    One way or another,  our bridegroom is coming for us soon!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they will prosper who love thee!  Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!   Cindy

 

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Responses

  1. Cindy, wow. You know, I’m in MO and I noticed it on a drive home the other night and pointed it out to my husband. thanks for putting it together (and your mom!). I knew it was Passover (my daughter and I were talking about how her birthday would be on the first full day of Passover this year). Just didn’t connect the moon coronas and Passover. (And just for note, weather was cool, only needed a light jacket.)

    I also tried to find photos for you. These are the closest I could find for you.

    http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-425875?ref=feeds%2Flatest

    3/26 – http://blogs.woodtv.com/2010/03/26/ring-around-the-moon-2/

    • Great job Tam! Thanks for taking the time to hunt those down! Interesting that you noticed the same thing where you live. I was driving home from Bible study on Monday night and as I was driving, I kept getting glimpses of the moon through my windshield. I don’t recall seeing any rings, but, it was exceptionally bright and clear. It will be interesting to see if any others saw the same thing. Grace and blessings to you and your family and Happy Passover! Cindy

  2. Beautiful my sister,
    thank you for speaking this encouragement…
    i saw this moon last night here in
    Colorado..
    very bright and full
    fantastic to witness..
    love in his name
    david e

    • Hi Elktooth, Thanks for your encouragement and thanks for sharing! I really appreciate it! I can imagine just how beautiful that Colorado moon must have been, as I lived there for 20 years before coming to Hawaii. Grace and blessings to you for a wonderful Resurrection Sunday! Cindy

  3. Dear Cindy,

    While I find astrological phenomenon to be intriguing science – we, as Christians, must be wary of attributing meaning to celestial bodies that is not Biblically based.

    You wrote, “The moon is the Messianic symbol of the bride.” What is this based on?

    As far as my research has shown me, the moon always represents the goddess (Diana,Gaia,Ishtar…). Surely, SHE is not the bride, because we know that the Bible calls her Mystery Babylon the Great – Mother of Harlots. That is some strong language, and we know that God does not make mistakes.

    Revelation 12:1 describes the bride of Christ this way: “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:”

    Notice, the moon is BENEATH her – not fit to share in her glory.

    If the moon represents the goddess, then SHE is the bride of Satan. A sign of rings around the moon seems then to be a dire warning from God of an upcoming “marriage” between Satan and His followers – a blasphemous counterfeit of the blessed Marriage of the Lamb. Be not deceived by the signs in the heavens. Seek the counsel of the Holy Spirit of God on this one.

    Also, the first night of Passover was Monday, March 29th. Passover began at “even” which is sunset. It was a peaceful, though solemn, night when many prayed for God’s children to be delivered from the spirit of sin and death that has cast its web over our world. (touched on in your inspired Annubis post)

    We are truly living in the end times, and all of Creation is groaning and testifying to this. Great tribulation is not coming…it is already here. The only way to STAND against the deception of these last days is by doning the armor of God which is faith.

    May God bless you and arm you in these days.

    • Hi Servant of the Lord,
      Thank you for your comment. It is true that the moon in pagan cultures often represents one of their various deities as you mentioned in your note. But, the misuse of the heavenly bodies by pagan cultures does not nullify God’s original intention as expressed in Genesis 1:14, where it says, speaking of the lights in the heavens, “let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years.” The seasons spoken of here are not simply fall, winter, spring and summer, but, rather God’s appointed times.
      More than one source I checked regarding bible symbolism regarded the moon to be symbolic of a woman. The word for moon in Hebrew is “levanah”, which literally means “white” and is often a name given to a girl child. White is the color of a bride; a symbol of her purity and the lunar cycle is closely tied to the feminine menstrual cycle. As the moon reflects the glory of the sun, the bride reflects the glory of the bridegroom. I maintain there is enough biblical information to support my statement.
      I appreciate the warm spirit of your letter and am honored to serve as a watchman on the wall with you. Grace and blessings! Cindy

  4. Thank you to LYDIA for referencing my post on Five Doves today! I really appreciate it and thank you for your encouragement. Grace and blessings to you and your family! Cindy

  5. Dear Cindy,

    Thank you for your response. I don’t know that I’m a watchman – more of a listener really. Servant will do for this introvert.

    You quoted Genesis 1. Here is the same quote, but from the King James Bible:

    “14And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:”

    “Let them be for signs…” I agree that God intended for the heavenly bodies to be for signs, but always remember God’s great disdain for the mystery religion of antiquity. He knows the weakness of man and would never become a stumbling block to us by mixing the profane with the sacred.

    Whenever the sun and moon are utilized by God it is to reflect man’s sin – not God’s glory. The Word records this in many places: the sun being darkened as a plague on Egypt; the sun being darkened when the vials of wrath are poured out; the moon turning red as blood…

    There is only one reflection of God’s glory and His name is Jesus Christ.

    I maintain that the phenomenon described in your post was a divine warning testifying against the growing antichrist spirit of our time.

    May God bless you in these days.

    • Hi Servant, I agree their is only one reflection of God’s glory and His name is Jesus Christ. The moon as a representation is a symbol. Symbols are symbols – not the actual thing. And, I might add, symbols are often used dually. While a solar eclipse or a blood red moon indicates judgment, a moon can also represent glory. Take for instance, Genesis 37. The dream in which Joseph sees his father, mother and brothers in the representation of the sun, moon and stars. I’ve been looking at a number of scriptures and commentaries and will offer this up for any one interested as an example: Read all the way to the bottom for the commentary portion. http://bibletools.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Bible.show/sVerseID/1093/eVerseID/1094. Beyond that, we’ll leave it up to our berean brothers and sisters to search the scriptures and come to their own conclusions. Thank you for sharing your point of view. Grace and blessings! Cindy


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