HEAVENS ARE GREAT INDEED
SIGNS YOU WILL NEVER FORGET
- Jesus Christ dies on the Cross
- King David brings the Ark to Jerusalem
- Creation of Adam
- Abraham to sacrifice Isaac
- Time of the Jewish Passover
- Fall of Israel and Jerusalem
- Jesus conception and birth
- Jesus Christ resurrection
- Jesus Christ ascension to Heaven
- Day of the Pentecost
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GOD WHAT GREAT SIGNSSigns in the Heavens
By RICHARD BENTON
iUniverse, Inc.Copyright © 2009 Richard Benton
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Chapter OneThis book of God What Great Signs starts out with a sign we see at the time of the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ. That day was April 7, 30 A.D. (Robinson 1992). If you look at the next page, you will see the cross that was set in the sky. When you connect Earth and Venus along with Mars and Mercury you will see a cross.
Was this cross in the sky only by chance, or was it planned this way by God the father? You'll see, without a doubt, it was planned by God the Father.
For your information the lines that you see between Earth and Venus and Mars and Mercury are actually representative of the gravitational force between the planets. And in addition, it is the gravitational force that keeps the planets in orbit around the sun. The same force that causes apples to fall to the ground, also keeps the planets in their courses.
Upon seeing this sign, I felt it was important to look for further signs. For we read in John 9:5 (KJV) that Jesus said, as long as I am in the world. I am the light of a world.
Now there is one more sign I wish for you to see at the time Jesus Christ died on the cross. The sign is but a one line alignment of Neptune and Uranus at 90� to 205� heliocentric. Now then remember this alignmentof Neptune and Uranus on the day of the crucifixion for this is important to the further investigation of the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus.
Note: I choose Neptune and Uranus as the two planets because these two planets in rotation at the time of Jesus ministry, death and ascension will only rotate about 6 degrees.
What the Bible tells us about the witness of the Father.
Luke 23:44-47 (KJV) BIBLE VERSES TO READ
And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.  And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.  Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.
John 5:31-33 (KJV) BIBLE VERSES TO READ
If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.  There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.  Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth.
John 5:36-37 (KJV)
But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.  And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
John 8:18 (KJV)
I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
Chapter TwoKing David brings the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem in 997 B.C. (Robinson 1992) and we see that Neptune and Uranus are aligned at 205 degrees.
Now then looking back to the earlier chart when Jesus Christ dies on the cross on April 7, 30 A.D. you will note that the alignment of Neptune and Uranus are at 90 degrees to 205 degrees. Let us look once again to see what God the Father has supernaturally done to set signs in the sky for all to see.
SOME HISTORY OF THE ARK TO HELP UNDERSTAND HOW IMPORTANT THIS DAY WAS AND THE RELATIONSHIP TO THE TIME OF JESUS CHRIST'S DEATH ON THE CROSS
The Ark was built at the command of God at the time of the Ten Commandments , it contained the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. (Exodus 25:10-16)
The Ark was carried by the priests during the exodus in advance of the people and their army. (Numbers 35:5; Joshua 4:5).
The Ark was carried by the priests into the Jordan River and it dammed up providing a path for all the people to pass. (Joshua 3:15-16: 4:7-18)
The Ark was placed in the West 15 feet of the tent tabernacle, a perfect cube, God's dwelling place (the Holy of Holies). A veil separated the Ark from the rest of the tabernacle. The Ark was called "the strength and glory of God", but they were separated from God and the Ark because of sin. The veil represented the Israelites separated from God.
The Ark was the most important article for the planned temple, so that when King David brought the Ark to Jerusalem, it was a time to rejoice. David's plan of building a temple for the Ark was stopped at the advice of God (1 Chron. 17:1-15)
If we take the two one line alignments and bring them together by placing one on top of the other we have a cross. This is without a doubt the Cross of Jesus placed in the sky by God the Father to set His witness of His only son Jesus Christ.
The Ark of the Covenant was set in the Temple in the Holiest place with the Mercy seat on top, as a place to be replaced by Jesus and the grace of salvation at the proper time 1027 years latter.
God the Father used lights in the firmament of the heaven to show us signs in the heavens just as He said in Genesis 1:14.
The Ark of the Covenant and the Veil
The Ark of the Covenant resided in the Holy of Holies, the innermost room of the Temple. On the cover of the Ark was a Mercy Seat and access was only permitted once per year, on the Day of Atonement. Access was restricted to one person only, the high priest. The high priest had to sprinkle the blood of a goat on the seat on behalf of his own and the sins of the people of Israel. The Ark of the Covenant had a veil in front to separate it from the people. This veil was split in two at the time of Jesus death on the cross.
Leviticus 16:2 (KJV) BIBLE VERSES TO READ
And the Lord said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the vail before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat.
2 Cor. 3:13-16 (KJV)
And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not steadfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:  But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.  But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.  Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
Note: Veil spelling is vail in the KJV of the Bible.
Chapter ThreeI have another remarkable sign I would like you to see. When God commands Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, and then spares the child at the last moment. That date was April 9, 1882 B.C. (Robinson 1992). The offering of Isaac was a picture- prophecy of the death of Christ, a father, offering his son as a sacrifice.
It was on Mount Moriah, the very same place where, 2000 years later, God's own son was offered. And if you look at the next chart you will see the alignment of Uranus and Pluto.
Now on its own this alignment of Uranus and Pluto does not tell us much, however, God knows what this will tell us almost 2000 years later.
I have shown the alignment of Uranus and Pluto at the time God commands Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. And I have also shown the alignment of Uranus and Pluto when Jesus died on the cross for all of you to see, April 7, 30 A.D. For your information and clarification, I have overlaid these two times. So you can clearly see the cross that is formed, fully intended by God the father. If you look at the next page after the adjacent page you will see a remarkable sign of the Cross of Jesus.
Abraham's Sacrifice of Isaac Parallels God's Sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross
The parallels between Gen 22, in which God orders Abraham to sacrifice his son, and the cross on which Jesus is sacrificed as the Lamb of God are obvious, but here are a few notes. The sacrifice of Isaac looks forward to its ultimate fulfillment in the New Testament. On its own, it looks like God is just testing the faith of Abraham (Gen 22:1). But in the light of the New Testament and the cross we can see the heart of God when He sacrificed his one and only Son, whom He loved on the cross.
Genesis 22:1-12 (KJV) BIBLE VERSES TO READ
And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.  And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.  Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.  And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you,  And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.  And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?  And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.  And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.  And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.  And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.  And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
Genesis 22:13-19 (KJV) BIBLE VERSES TO READ
And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.  And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.
 And the angel of the Lord called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,  And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:  That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;  And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.  So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.
Chapter FourAfter seeing the remarkable sign of the Cross of Jesus using the smallest of planets Pluto, I decided to search further.
And so we see in the next page the locations of the planets at the fall of Israel in 732 B.C. (Robinson 1992). Note the location of Pluto; we will come back to that later.
Some History of the Trouble in Israel Before The Fall
746 B.C. Zechariah is assassinated by Shallum, the kingdom is in chaos
746 B.C. Shallum reigns one month before he is assassinated by Menahem
735 B.C. Pekahiah son of Menahem is assassinated by Pekah
732 B.C. Pekah is assassinated by Hoshea who favors submission to Assyria. Assyrian annals assert that Tiglath- Pileser III put Hoshea on his throne. Hoshea pays heavy tribute to Assyria.
On the next page, we see locations of the planets at the fall of Jerusalem in 597 B.C. (Robinson 1992). Again note the location of Pluto we will come back to that later.
Some History Of The Trouble In Jerusalem Before The Fall
626 B.C. Jeremiah begins as a prophet and he condemns Jerusalem's separation from God.
608 B.C. Jeremiah the prophet predicts the destruction of the Temple and he is threatened with execution for treason.
600 B.C. Jehoiakim rebels against Babylon.
598 B.C. Jehoiakim is assassinated and his body lies unburied.
597 B.C Nebuchadnezzar besieges Jerusalem and King Jehoiachin surrenders. Nebuchadnezzar deports Jehoiachin and chooses his uncle Mattaniah as a puppet king and renames him Zedekiah.
On the next page, we see locations of the planets at the completion of the Temple in 516 B.C. (Robinson 1992)
The Restoration Of Jerusalem
520 B.C., the foundations of the new temple smaller then Solomon's were laid.
516 B.C., the temple was completed on March 12 of that year.
445 B.C., the wall is completed.
444 B.C., Ezra reads the law and the people promise to obey.
Again note the location of Pluto we will come back to that later.
On the next page, we see locations of the planets at the completion of the Wall of Jerusalem in 445 B.C. (Robinson 1992), under the direction of Nehemiah, despite opposition the walls are closed in only 52 days. Again note the location of Pluto we will come back to that later.
In 444 B.C., Ezra reads the Torah (Law) publicly in Jerusalem, and the people promise to obey it. Internally, Judah becomes a theocracy led by the high priest. And so we have the restoration of Jerusalem.
2 Kings 16:7-10 (KJV) BIBLE VERSES TO READ
So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, saying, I am thy servant and thy son: come up, and save me out of the hand of the king of Syria, and out of the hand of the king of Israel, which rise up against me.  And Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the Lord, and in the treasures of the king's house, and sent it for a present to the king of Assyria.  And the king of Assyria hearkened unto him: for the king of Assyria went up against Damascus, and took it, and carried the people of it captive to Kir, and slew Rezin.
 And king Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and saw an altar that was at Damascus: and king Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the fashion of the altar, and the pattern of it, according to all the workmanship thereof.
2 Kings 24:10-16 (KJV) BIBLE VERSES TO READ
At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city was besieged.  And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did besiege it.  And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.  And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king's house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the Lord, as the Lord had said.  And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.  And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.  And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.
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Table of Contents
1. Jesus Christ dies on the Cross....................3
2. King David brings Ark to Jerusalem....................7
3. Abraham to sacrifice Isaac....................11
4. Fall of Israel and Jerusalem....................17
5. Jesus dies on the Cross, Isaiah speaks again, and Solomon becomes King....................29
6. Enoch taken to Heaven, Creation of Adam....................35
7. Jesus conception and birth....................41
8. Jesus Christ dies on the Cross....................49
9. Jesus Christ resurrection....................57
10. Jesus Christ ascension to Heaven....................59
11. Day of the Pentecost....................63
12. Time of the Jewish Passover....................67
13. Time of Elijah and Elisha....................77