Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Lord is my shepherd - Capella

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. ...

Genesis 1:14
And 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.

 June 12, 2018 morning sky via Stellarium
Capella in the NE with Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus

Capella in the news...

  • Capella Hotel
  • Singapore Flag (crescent moon / 5 stars)
  • The Lion City

"When they say peace and safety/security...."  1 Thessalonians 5:3

Capella hotel's self proclaimed road to paradise/garden of Eden, rich in palms (phoenix type), built in a circle/snake like

Meaning 'Capella' | She goat
A giant, yellow binary star, the brightest star in the constellation Auriga: magnitude, 0.13L, dim. of capra, she-goat

Bullinger on Capella
AURIGA is from a Hebrew root which means a shepherd. It is a beautiful constellation of 66 stars; one of the 1st magnitude, two of the 2nd, nine of the 4th, etc. The brightest star, a (in the body of the goat), points her out as the prominent feature of the constellation, for its name Alioth (Hebrew) means a she goat. It is known by the modern Latin name Capella, which has the same meaning.

She goat in the Bible

Heb. 'ez, the she-goat ( Genesis 15:9 ; 30:35 ; 31:38 ). This Hebrew word is also used for the he-goat ( Exodus 12:5 ; Leviticus 4:23 ; Numbers 28:15 ), and to denote a kid ( Genesis 38:17 Genesis 38:20 ). Hence it may be regarded as the generic name of the animal as domesticated. It literally means "strength," and points to the superior strength of the goat as compared with the sheep.

 June 12, 2018 morning sky via Stellarium

Celestial Signs - Genesis 1:14, Psalm 19
June 1 – Moon, Saturn, Mars before dawn 
June 2 - Mars starts to rise before midnight
June 7/8 - A Dragon, and a former pole star 

June  - What's in the Sky

THE HEAVENS DECLARED  (book PDF) - 50 pages

 June 12, 2018 morning sky via Stellarium

The heavens declare the glory of God; 
and the firmament sheweth his handywork. 
Day unto day uttereth speech, 
and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

Psalm 19:1-2

Crowns and Kings

But we see Jesus,
who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death,
crowned with glory and honour;
that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

Hebrews 2:9

The month of June has brought a new focus on CROWNS, royalty, and ultimately to the heavenly throne and our Savior and eternal King!

And I looked, and behold a white cloud,
and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man,
having on his head a golden crown,
and in his hand a sharp sickle.
Revelation 14:14

The events this month keep us focused on CROWNS – the Queen’s 65th Coronation anniversary, the TRIPLE CROWN race at Belmont won by the horse Justify, etc.!  The symbols keep catching our attention!

Even the news media draws awareness to CROWNS and KINGS!

1 Kings 15:19-21

War Between Asa and Baasha
19“Let there be a treaty between me and you, between my father and your father. See, I have sent you a gift of silver and gold. Now go and break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel, so that he will withdraw from me.” 20And Ben-hadad listened to King Asa and sent the commanders of his armiesagainst the cities of Israel, conquering Ijon, Dan,Abel-beth-maacah, and the whole land of Naphtali,including the region of Chinnereth. 21When Baasha learned of this, he stopped fortifying Ramah and withdrew to Tirzah.…

Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found in Israel
by Associated Press / Jun.09.2018 / 4:55 AM ET
A sculpture of a king's head dating to biblical times that was found near Israel's northern border with Lebanon, on display at the Israel Museum.
Ilan Ben Zion / AP
JERUSALEM — An enigmatic sculpture of a king's head dating back nearly 3,000 years has set off a modern-day mystery caper as scholars try to figure out whose face it depicts.
The 2-inch sculpture is an exceedingly rare example of figurative art from the Holy Land during the 9th century B.C. — a period associated with biblical kings. Exquisitely preserved but for a bit of missing beard, nothing quite like it has been found before.
The royal figurine is made of faience, a glass-like material that was popular in jewelry and small human and animal figurines in ancient Egypt and the Near East.
The bearded figure's hair is pulled back in thick locks that cover the ears, and is held in place by a striped diadem of gold. Its hairstyle looks similar to the way ancient Egyptians depicted neighboring Near Eastern peoples in art.
[The identity is unknown] it could be kings Ben Hadad or Hazael of Damascus, Ahab or Jehu of Israel, or Ithobaal of Tyre, all characters appearing in the biblical narrative.

Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found in IsraelAn enigmatic sculpture of a king’s head dating back nearly 3,000 years has set off a modern-day mystery caper as scholars try to figure out whose face it depicts. 

A Rare Sculpture—Possibly of a Biblical Monarch—Puts a Face on Ancient Israel
Archaeologists working in the ancient city of Abel Beth Maacah in northern Israel have found a detailed miniature sculpture of a head.

The sculpture depicts a man with long, black hair and a beard who is wearing a yellow and black headband. He has dark, almond-shaped eyes and a serious expression on his face. Carved in a glazed ceramic called faience, the head is only about 2 inches by 2.2 inches in size and was once part of a small statuette, now lost, that was 8 to 10 inches [high]. . . .

The quality of the carving and its seemingly careful placement inside a possible administrative building at the peak of the city indicate that it depicts an elite person. . . . “We’re guessing probably a king, but we have no way of proving that,” …

If this was a king, which one?  … the borders of three different kingdoms—Israel, Tyre, and Aram-Damascus—were near Abel Beth Maacah. . . . Given the long stretch of time during which the sculpture could have been created and the fact that control of Abel Beth Maacah changed throughout this period, the sculpture could depict numerous kings . . . Three possibilities are King Ahab of Israel, King Hazael of Aram-Damascus, and King Ethbaal of Tyre, but there are many other candidates.

On Time's June cover, Donald Trump is seen gazing into a mirror seeing reflection of himself dressed up as a King, with a jeweled crown and a fur robe.
No one has been featured as many times as Richard Nixon, who appeared on the cover 55 times.
TIME Cover: The Story Behind the 'Stormy' Donald Trump Art 
Artist Tim O’Brien’s video - The illustration, by artist Tim O’Brien, shows the kingly reflection of Trump making eye contact with the reader in a mirror framed to look like the president's official portrait.
Time envisions Trump in crown, robe: ‘King me’
June 7/8, 2018 cover article: 
Tim O'Brien - bird with snake art - http://time.com/vr-is-for-artists/

Our focus is returned to the true King….

Crown Him with Many Crowns
Kingsway Music

Crown Him with Many Crowns
Maranatha Singers

Crown image source:

Crown of Righteousness
There is laid up for me the crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous Judge,
will give to me on that Day, and not to me only
but also to all who have loved His appearing.
2 Timothy 4:8

Crowns / Coronation / Rapture - 
Running to Win – video https://youtu.be/VXD45uiJKVs
Running for the Prize – PDF- 48 pages

The Holy Crown
Turban (Heb. misnepet, "wound around"). According to Josephus and Philo the turban of the high priest consisted of an ordinary priest's cap with a turban of dark blue color over it. On the front of this latter was a diadem of pure gold (i.e., a thin gold plate) on which was engraved "Holy to the Lord," fastened with a dark blue cord <Exo. 28:36-38; 39:30-31>.

Exodus 39:19
nezer: consecration, crown, Naziriteship
Original Word: נֵ֫זֶר
Phonetic Spelling: (neh'-zer)
Short Definition: crown

There are five heavenly crowns mentioned in the New Testament that will be awarded to believers. They are the imperishable crown, the crown of rejoicing, the crown of righteousness, the crown of glory, and the crown of life. The Greek word translated “crown” is stephanos (the source for the name Stephen the martyr) and means “a badge of royalty, a prize in the public games or a symbol of honor generally.”

Saturday, June 2, 2018

June 2018 Events - Harvest & Crowns

And when the Chief Shepherd appears,
you will receive the crown of glory
that will never fade away.

1 Peter 5:4

Celestial Signs - Genesis 1:14, Psalm 19
June 1 – Moon, Saturn, Mars before dawn June 1-3
June 2 - Mars starts to rise before midnight
June 7/8 - A Dragon, and a former pole star 
June 9-11 - http://earthsky.org/tonight/venus-gemini-stars-on-june-10-and-11
June 12 - June new moon is a supermoon! 
June 14-16 - http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-swings-by-2-planets-june-14-16
June 17-19 -  Moon sweeping through Leo the Lion
The slowest sunsets happen around now
June 21 - Venus in Beehive/Cancer

June  - What's in the Sky

THE HEAVENS DECLARED  (book PDF) - 50 pages

I am coming soon. Hold fast to what you have,
so that no one will take your crown.
Revelation 3:11

Historical events by Hebrew date:

3rd Month - May 16/17 – Sivan 1, 2018 / 5778
begins after the sighting of the new moon 
4th Month - June 15/16 – Tammuz 1, 2018 / 5778

June - A month of finishing Israel’s wheat harvest
Historically a time of weddings and coronations

Do you not say that it is yet four months and the harvest comes?
Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and see the fields,
because they are already white toward harvest!
John 4:35

Revelation 6:1-2 
1And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto
him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

June’s birthstone is a Pearl / Moonstone
- June 1 article of “Sleeping Lion” Pearl

May 31-June 9 – 13th annual Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival
   The only LGBT film festival in the Middle East, TLVFest is a fixture of the Israeli pride week.
June 1 - International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers / UN “blue helmets https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/06/1011201
June 1/2 - Parashah #37 Scripture Readings Shelach (Send) Torah 
Numbers 13:1-15:41 Haftarahs Joshua 2:1-24
June 1, 2016 – Anniversary Gotthard Tunnel opening ceremony exploit - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotthard_Base_Tunnel
June 1 & 2 events
June 2 - National Gun Violence Day (Big wear orange campaign)

June 2 – The BIG Sheep - Our world famous Sheep Racing goes on daily and is hilarious - Golden Fleece runs #4 & is a previous Derby winner!  https://twitter.com/bigsheepdayout
June 2 – Derby Day - Epsom Derby 2018: Masar wins as favourite Saxon Warrior falters - https://twitter.com/EpsomRacecourse 
William Buick rode Masar to victory in the Derby, in which the red hot favourite, Saxon Warrior, could only finish fourth. Mark Johnston’s Dee Ex Bee stuck on for a game second, with Dante Stakes winner Roaring Lion in third. 

June 2 1953 - 65th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation
Queen Elizabeth II: The World’s Longest-Reigning Monarch
"65 years with the crown"

June 3 birthday - George V -  Coronation - 22 June 1911 (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936.
June 3, 2016 Anniversary – Middle East Peace Conference in Paris (20 countries)
June 3 @ 8:00 PM - Times Square NYC - Israel 70th Celebration 
Israel 70th Anniversary Celebration LIVE from Times Square
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/2018/june/watch-israels-70th-birthday-block-party-live-from-new-yorks-times-square-sunday-night - #Israel70TimesSquare
https://youtu.be/HYaM3nYUcL0  (2+ hrs.) - music copyright issues/sound, etc. 
     Sneak peek: Times Square will hold the world’s largest Israeli block party
     https://youtu.be/fNQGa8LoQwM  (creepy sound!!!) - Water

June 3 - Sneak peek: Times Square will hold the world’s largest Israeli block party
    2017 - "I Love Israel" @ Times Square 
    World Zionist Organization holds mega-event in Times Square commemorating 
    70 years since UN's decision to found Israel.

June 3 – Queens Pride Parade and Festival - NYC
June 3 - NBA Finals –
Timeline –www.informedchristians.com:
June 5–10, 1967 (6 days) - June War 1967 / Arab–Israeli War / Third Arab–Israeli War 

June 6, 1944 - D-Day - The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normandy_landings
June 6 - Atheist Pride Day
June 6-10 -  Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week - http://www.rosefestival.org/event/fleet-week
June 7, 1967 - The Six-Day War - Recapture of the Western Wall and the Old City of Jerusalem
June 7-15 – Roman Festival of Vestalia

June 7 - A Dragon, and a former pole star 

June 8, 1967, Israeli  jets and torpedo boats tried to sink the USS Liberty
June 8 - Tel Aviv, Israel - 20th Anniv. Gay Pride Parade - Pride Week
June 8 - World Oceans Day - http://www.un.org/en/events/oceansday/index.shtml  
June 8 - movie premiere -  Hotel Artemis, Ocean's 8 and Hereditary

June 8-9 - 44th G7 Charlevoix Summit - https://g7.gc.ca/en/
June 7-10 - 66th Bilderberg Meeting in Turin, Italyhttp://bilderbergmeetings.org/ 
June 7-9 - The Belmont Stakes is the final leg for Justify, to be run on  in New York
The final and longest leg of the United States Triple Crown
"The Third Jewel of the Triple Crown"
The Test of the Champion
"The Run for the Carnations"

June 9-10 - 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
 - China hosts Russia, Iran for summit 
June 9 - Trooping the Colour - the Queen’s birthday parade, which has taken place since 1748.

June 9 - Rose Festival Queen’s Coronation - http://www.rosefestival.org/event/queens-coronation
June 9 – 111th Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade - http://www.rosefestival.org/
June 10, 1921 - Prince Philip's 97th birthday (Husband of Queen Elizabeth)
June 10 - Broadway's Tony Awards (ritual) 

June 12, 1880 – Obelisk set sail from Alexandria, Egypt to NYC "Cleopatra’s Needle"
June 12/13 - Jerusalem Day/Yom Yerushalayim Israel State Holiday
June 12, 1924 - George Herbert Walker Bush 94th Birthday
June 12 – Trump and Kim Yong of North Korea meeting
 - 'World Peace' medallion to mark US-North Korea summit

Thursday, June 14
June 14, 1777 - United States Flag Day
- June 14, 2017 - Despicable Me 3 - villain/hero - released in France
- Ramadan ends
- Bastille Day
- Trump's 72nd birthday
- Grenfell Tower anniversary
- FIFA World Cup - Russia
- "Space Walk" with NASA
- Strange Angel - CBS series (Parsons occultist Aleister Crowley's O.T.O)
June 14-16 - Moon
 - http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-swings-by-2-planets-june-14-16
Despicable Me (June 14 release) - plot - plan to steal the moon - villain/hero

June 14-15 - FIFA World Cup - Russia - https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/
June 15-21 - 70th Ann. - Central Committee - World Council of Churches

 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Council_of_Churches  #WCC70

June 17 - Father's Day

June 18 – Order of the Garter Service @ St. George's Chapel (2017 was cancelled)
(Prince William was made a Knight of the Garter in 2008 – member #1,000, and Prince Harry is expected to join the Order's ranks in the near future.)
The Most Noble Order of the Garter
https://www.royal.uk/appointments-order-garter (April appointments - no Harry)

June 21 - Summer Solstice
June 21, 1982 - Prince William's 36th birthday
June 21 - Pope Francis to visit the World Council of Churches 

June 22, 1911 - George V’s Coronation (Queen Elizabeth’s Grandfather)

June 24 - Turkey Election (https://youtu.be/srKO5B0MHAw)

  Prince William's upcoming trip & more Israel news - https://youtu.be/1XbKnT2sNAg
June 24-28  - Prince William will visit Jordan & Israel 
Sunday 24th June: Amman
Monday 25th June: Amman and Jerash, arrival in Tel Aviv
Tuesday 26th June: Jerusalem and Tel Aviv
Wednesday 27th June: Tel Aviv, Ramallah, Jerusalem
Thursday 28th June: Jerusalem
No British royal has ever made an official visit to Israel, whose occupation of the Palestinian territories is considered illegal by the UK. 
This is also the first official royal visit to the Palestinian territories. It comes at the British government's request. 
  Jerash - Temple of Artemis - Triumphal Arch - columns ...
A new Temple of Zeus was begun about A.D. 22- 23 and was still under construction in 69- 70,
Great Grandmother’s remains were transferred to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem in 1988.

June 24 - NYC Pride Parade - 49th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots
June 24 - Chicago, San Francisco Pride Parades (3 major cities) - Genesis 18 & 19 

June 25 The first World Conference on “Religions, Creeds and Value Systems: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights” will be under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan in Geneva

June 25-26, 1880 – Obelisk sailed from Gibraltar at midnight - from Egypt to NYC "Cleopatra’s Needle"
June 25 - CBS show "Salvation" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvation_(TV_series)
NYC Events

July 1 – Canada’s 151st birthday
According to Jewish custom, marriage may be until Tammuz 16. The days of Tammuz 17 to Av 9, are considered 'no marriage days'. Av 9 is the anniversary day of the CULMINATION of final destruction of First and Second Temples. 
17 Tammuz - 1099:
Crusaders captured Yerushalayim.
17 Tammuz 5536 - July 4, 1776:

The Declaration of Independence was announced in the "new" country of America promising religious freedom for all. The Declaration of Independence eventually provided the basis for religious tolerance in most other countries.

Other international meetings:  http://www.iisd.ca/upcoming/  &  http://en.unesco.org

Ongoing –
TBA - Arch of Triumph of Palmyra, Syria returns to Palmyra ??

June 2016 & 2017 events:
Do you know what time it is?

There is laid up for me the crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous Judge,
will give to me on that Day, and not to me only
but also to all who have loved His appearing.
2 Timothy 4:8

Crowns / Coronation / Rapture - 
Running to Win – video https://youtu.be/VXD45uiJKVs
Running for the Prize – PDF- 48 pages

To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne,
even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
Revelation 3:21

Crown of Righteousness

And I looked, and behold a white cloud,
 and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man,
having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
Revelation 14:14

Beggar Lazarus and June 21 Timeline Facts Review

Pride and Justice. Salvation and Judgment. Time is Short!

The Five Crowns in Scripture
Jewish brides and grooms wear crowns or tiaras to denote their position that day as king and queen.

Look up! 
Enjoy this beautiful, uplifting song of hope!! 

Redemption Draweth Nigh (songs)