A Cosmic Encounter…


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A Cosmic Encounter…

 

So we are now very near an interesting watch period… a close conjunction of Venus and Jupiter which provides amazing imagery of Christ uniting with His church. We wrote about this earlier which you can see here. This conjunction also mirrors a similar event which occurred at His first coming between these same two planets.  Believe it or not, that conjunction was much closer than this one as the planets were perfectly together, indistinguishable from each other.

Below is a graphic I put together to compare 3 notable conjunctions.  The first is in 2 BC at the time of Christ’s birth also known as the original “Star of Bethlehem”.  That was an unbelievable sight I am sure and likely the brightest “star” they ever saw.  The second one is the one occurring this year.  There will be a bit of a gap, and not as bright as back then, but it will catch the eye of anyone who see’s it that’s for sure.  The 3rd is from 2015… many of us saw this one in person as this was also a high watch time and much was made of this conjunction back then.

While it is not as spectacular as at Christ’s birth, this conjunction is still very very close and has been getting some attention in the press. It is surely a unique event and the fact that it occurs 50 days after the Rev12 Sign is impossible to ignore.   Here are some examples from a few articles.

Space.com
Venus ‘Snuggles’ Close to Jupiter in Epic Conjunction Early Monday
Early Monday morning (Nov. 13), bright Jupiter will pass an even brighter Venus in a low but close and spectacular conjunction. The celestial highlight in the coming days will involve the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter — but only one of the two characters in our celestial show has been on stage thus far.

AccuWeather
Venus, Jupiter conjunction: The brightest planets to meet up in Monday morning sky 
Early Monday morning (Nov. 13), bright Jupiter will pass an even brighter Venus in a low but close and spectacular conjunction. The celestial highlight in the coming days will involve the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter — but only one of the two characters in our celestial show has been on stage thus far.

BBC News
Venus and Jupiter conjunction: Sky-watchers await dawn display
The planets will appear in conjunction in the south-east, just above the horizon, and may appear to look like one bright star.

EarthSky.org
Venus-Jupiter conjunction Monday a.m.
Watch for the super-close pairing of the sky’s 2 brightest planets,Venus and Jupiter. They’ll be in the sunrise direction, low in the east at dawn.


Facebook is even highlighting the conjunction… calling it a “Cosmic Encounter” and a “unique moment of wonder”.

As I showed above, and as you may have seen in Stellarium, these planets will be close, but I don’t think it will look like a single star as some of the articles suggest.  I plan to get up early and check it out though!

Daniel Matson has been on top of all this as well as the simultaneous ramping up of events in the Middle East which all seem very prophetic.  I suggest you follow his very active Facebook page if you haven’t already to stay up to date.  Here is a link to his most recent post:

Closing Thoughts
We shall see what happens in the coming days, but I find it very hard to believe this is a vast set of cosmic coincidences.  No, we know that God has a plan and purpose for all He does and this is no different.  He has brought us to this point for a reason so keep looking up and draw ever closer to Him just as the planets above show us to do.

If you haven’t read it yet, I encourage you to check out the following article which dives deeper into this amazing event and it’s possible significance:

A Fitting Finale? The Venus/Jupiter Conjunction Connection