The End of the Church Age
Comprehensive Hybrid Eclipse Pattern from AD 33 - 2014
A Menorah Typology leading up to the closure of the Age of Grace
by Luis B. Vega
online chart: www.sonoma.edu/users/v/vegalu/eschatology_files/Hybrids.pdf
‘Thou shalt make a Lampstand of pure gold: of beaten work shall the Lampstand be made; its shaft, and its branches, its bowls, its knobs, and its flowers, shall be of the same. And 6 branches shall come out of the sides of it; 3 branches of the Lampstand out of the one side, and 3 branches out of the other side’. -Exodus 25:31-32
The purpose of this study, with accompanied chart (see online link above) is to illustrate the occurrence of the very rare Hybrid total solar eclipses since the 1st century. Up to now, according to NASA’s calculations, only 7 H3 Hybrid types occur as opposed to an H1, H2 or Hm for example. A timeline will graph the 7 Hybrid H3 type solar eclipses since the time of Christ; 6 have already occurred, the 7th one occurs on Nov 3, 2013.
This study will seek to show that these peculiar Hybrid solar eclipses have a peculiar frequency & sequence since the 1st Century. These ‘7’ Hybrid eclipses would represent, typologically the branches and stem of a ‘celestial’ Menorah – as if a lighting of the ‘candles’ i.e. the Hybrid eclipses has been lit also in the heavens. This sequence is ‘mirrored’ on Earth much like what took place with the Golden Lampstand in the House of YHWH or during the Hanukah lighting ceremony.
Moreover, the study further will stipulate that the Church Age and dispensation of Grace perhaps correlates to these 7 Hybrid eclipses that have occurred since the 1st century when the Church was born. This assertion is only taken from a direct inference to the Menorah typology from the Book of Revelation in which the Risen LORD Jesus is ministering to the 7 Churches of Asia prophetically throughout the dispensations of time according to how some interpreter End-Time events.
If the Church Age is to conclude in the fall or winter of 2013 based on the last or 7th Hybrid eclipse then a time-span could be calculated. IF the Church was ‘birthed’ at Pentecost AD 33, then 2013 - 33 (assumed date of crucifixion) would = 1980 years that the Church Age is to be allotted. Is the year 1980 significant? (See Georgia Guidestones chart here). This simplistic but profound insight could thus have huge End-Time significance as to just how soon the Rapture might occur. Will it be before the Tetrad of 2014-15, during or thereafter? IF the Hybrid eclipse pattern is any possible indication, then yes, it is plausible according to the ‘signs’ in the stars.
The theory presented in this study only considers the celestial Menorah pattern of the 7 H3 Hybrid eclipses that involves the time-span from the Cross to the Rapture. This study only seeks to ascertain if the 7 Hybrid eclipses have a possible correlation to the Church Age. Could the 7th Hybrid eclipse have something to do with being the ‘last one’ in which the Church Age is to conclude? Could the 7th Hybrid eclipse of Nov 3, 2013 be ‘announcing’ that the Church Age is about to be ‘completed’? (See online Church Menorah chart here).
This study is not presenting that at precisely Nov 3, 2013 the Rapture and/or the close of the Church Age will occur but that the ‘signal’ or time could be based purely on the celestial Menorah Hybrid eclipse pattern. This theory is purely speculative but if it has some measure of corresponding principles, then with the 7th and last Hybrid eclipse of Nov 3, 2013 will perhaps signal that the Church Age has thus also been fulfilled and is about to be harvested. Will the 7th Hybrid of Nov 3, 2013 be signaling a fulfillment or completion of some ‘event’ or the start of one? Perhaps the end of the Church Age and the beginning of national Israel’s redemption?
Again, this ‘Menorah’ inference in this study to the closure of the Church Age is only suggestive in scope. The theories presented only seeks to see if there are any prophetic correspondence to the end of the Church Age in relation to the timing of the last or 7th Hybrid eclipse. Such assertions are at least valid to contemplate as a Menorah and number 7 are directly associated with GOD YHWH of the Bible. If that be the case, then the 7 very rare Hybrid eclipse pattern is a sort of ‘signature’ that the Creator GOD has designated to fulfill a heavenly plan & purpose – on Earth as it is in Heaven.
The 7 Hybrid Eclipse Pattern
This study suggests that the 7 Hybrid H3s, since Christ, could allude to a prophetic countdown to the Tetrad of 2014-15 and that it follows a ‘Menorah’ type pattern of 7 luminaries, as it where, ‘candles’. Thus this time period surrounding the Tetrad could possibly be an ‘end’ of one thing and the ‘beginning’ of another. Why? Because according to NASA’s eclipse timetables, the Nov 3, 2013 Hybrid eclipse is the only one since the time of Christ that has ever preceded a Tetrad within about 160 days. The Hybrid eclipse of Nov 3, 2013 will be the 7th (H3) & 3rd (H3 n-).
There have been several Tetrads over the centuries, but what this particular about this Tetrad - occurring on 2014-2015, is that all of the Total Lunar Eclipses fall on the 4 consecutive Jewish Holy Feasts of Passover & Sukkot and it is the 8th of such type since Christ. So 7 Hybrids followed by an 8th Tetrad pattern is very impressive to consider prophetically as it could pertain to the timing of just how long the Church Age is to last.
There are those that speculate that the Tetrad could be the beginning of the long anticipated and controversial Tribulation period spoken of in the Bible. Or it could be signaling the start of a major regional war with Israel & its arab neighbors, i.e. the Psalm 83 War. Such geo-politics could soon thereafter pave the way for the ‘Confirming of the Covenant’ (See online chart on this here) and perhaps the initiation of the 3rd Temple’s construction as a political concession that in turn could trigger the Tribulation thereafter.
The following is the list of the only 7 Hybrid eclipse category H3 that have occurred since Christ. Out of the total 7 Hybrids, only 3 specific ones have been the (H3 n-) type. The Nov 3, 2013 will thus be the ‘7th’ H3 type and the ‘3rd’ (H3 n-) type at the same time. Interestingly the First and the Last are the rarest (H3 n-)… ‘Alpha and Omega’? A beginning and an end for the Church Age?
Number, Date, Time, Sequence, Type, Coordinates
1) 05237 0190 Oct 16 20:54:58 8688 -22377 085 (H3 n-) 0.4293 1.0152 16N 93W 64 57 01m30s
7) 09538 2013 Nov 03 12:47:36 00068 171 143 (H3 n-) 0.3272 1.0159 3N 12W 71 58 01m40s
A Hybrid eclipse is a unique type of ‘central eclipse’ where parts of the path of the eclipse are 1) Annular while other parts are 2) Total. This duality happens when the vertex of the Moon's umbral shadow passes Earth's surface at various points but falls short upon the surface of the planet while it does not along other portions of the shadow’s path. This is due, in part, to the curvature of Earth's surface.
The last time a regular Hybrid Eclipse (H3) occurred was in 2005 where this type of Moon shadow dual-convergence occurred during the eclipse. Interestingly, there is a peculiar number count occurring from when the 2005 Hybrid happened to the Nov 3, 2012 Hybrid one. Friday, April 8, 2005 to November 3, 2013 = 3131 days.
Celestial Menorah Pattern
As far as the timeline of the 7 H3 Hybrid eclipse dates are concerned for this study, the 7 H3 Hybrids appear to typologically correlate to a Menorah pattern. The 4th Hybrid of June 8, 1228 would thus correspond to the Center Stem. (see chart for illustration) A short study on the Menorah and the Number 7 will follow to consider if a Biblical and/or prophetic relationship exist between the 7 Hybrid eclipses since the time of Christ and the Church Age.
The Menorah is a heavenly concept and Holy Vessel that the Bible declares originates in Heaven itself that is before the very Throne Room of GOD YHWH. The Bible describes that the Earthly ‘Golden Candle Stick’ or Lampstand was 1 of the 3 main articles GOD instructed Moses and later on King David to build for the Holies in the Tabernacle and Temple thereafter. It is a copy of the true one that is said to exist as described in the Book of Revelation of the Vision of the Church Lampstand and the Olive Trees in Zechariah 4. In modern times, the Menorah has become the national emblem for the secular nation of Israel that became a nation in 1948.
Because of this principle, such a Menorah pattern is possible to apply & overlay onto the 7 Hybrid eclipses timeline since Christ. The 4th central Hybrid eclipse acts as the fulcrum for this metaphorical Hybrid eclipse ‘Menorah’. The middle stem is said to be unique because the 2 halves are fashioned from an entire piece or whole as it does not branch out either to the left or right sides of the Menorah’s flanks. The center fulcrum mirrors the branches.
If you see the chart illustration for this study, you will notice that, in fact, there are 3 Hybrid eclipses occurring first. The central stem of this ‘celestial’ Menorah would then correspond to the 4th Hybrid eclipse. Thereafter, the next series of 3 Hybrid eclipses conclude with the Hybrid eclipse of Nov 3, 2013. What is further astonishing is that if you factor in the phi ratio φ coefficient for good measure, you can see that it does become a ‘mirrored’ half of each –to a certain degree.
Because of its obvious symbolism of light and oil, a Menorah is associated with spiritual illumination, the Holy Spirit, and spiritual blessings. As to the meaning of this particular ‘celestial’ Hybrid Menorah? Well, for one, each Hybrid eclipse would correspond to a particular Church Age. It is known that eclipses follow certain patterns or cycles and can be predictable. Mathematically they are very precise in terms of timing but the 7 Hybrid eclipses have a factor of phi ratio φ properties that is undeniable and hard to explain away as mere coincidence without intelligent design at least.
Some Menorah Math
In 1999, the Temple Institute had constructed the Menorah suitable for the 3rd Temple. It was built to the exact specifications of the Old Testament. It is built with a bronze core and then overlaid with almost 95 lbs of pure gold to be as one piece of gold the Bible prescribes it to be. On some special occasions, the Menorah is on public display facing the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. One day it will most likely see service in the Holies when the 3rd Temple worship service will be reconstituted.
1999: Menorah constructed by Temple Institute to 2013 = 14 Years - a multiple of ( 7 +7 )
From AD 70 to 1999 = 1929 Years
1999 - 1929 = 70 Years difference
Or 1 Biblical Generation of Judgment as in AD 70 when the 2nd Temple was destroyed and how long the Babylonian Captivity lasted.
The Arc of Titus in the Roman Forum depicts the destruction of the 2nd Temple in AD 70 when the Menorah was taken as plunder. It has been about 1930 years that the new Menorah has now been constructed to service in the 3rd Temple to come. If you add 70 Years to 1929 years since AD 70 = 1999, the year the Golden Menorah was constructed for the 3rd Temple worship services.
The Meaning of the Number 7
As a Menorah has 7 protrusions, the number 7 speaks of completion and/or a fulfillment. A further study on the number 7 will also be presented for possible prophetic overtones as to what could be referenced by the 7 Hybrid eclipse Menorah pattern. This study attempt to show that indeed, the 7 Hybrid sequence has a Menorah pattern with ‘mirrored’ halves; each side having the 1st 3 Hybrid eclipses and the last 3 Hybrid eclipses with a center 4th one in the middle. More astonishing is that the 2 ‘halves’ are in a phi φ relationship to each other in terms of their dates & times; a true ‘mirrored’ image like in a Menorah.
It is well understood even among non-Biblical circles that the number 7 is a special number on multiple levels. In the secular world, it is considered a lucky number. In terms of purely Biblical connotations, the number 7 represents ‘Spiritual Perfection’ as in a fullness or completion of a cycle, term, work or period of time. According to some who research and study Biblical numbers, 7 ‘is the number of Covenant and of the Holy Spirit; one of the 2 perfect numbers’.
From a Hebrew word study, the number 7 in Hebrew is shevah (shebah). It comes from the root word shava (shaba), as in to be full. The following list is but a small portion of how the number 7 has a Biblical & prophetic overtone:
-God rested on the 7th day –Saturday after Creation
-There are 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit
-The sacred Menorah has 6 branches plus center stem
-There were 7 types of furniture in the Tabernacle:
Golden Table of the Bread
Golden Altar of Incense
Ark of the Covenant
-The Tabernacle was built in 6 days and dedicated on the 7th
-It took Solomon 7 years to build the Temple in Jerusalem.
-There are 7 annual holy feast days observed under the Law of the Sinai Covenant
-The Feast of Passover is the 1st month of liturgical year but the 7th month civil year.
-The Feast of Tabernacles completes Holy Days cycle in the 7th month of liturgical year.
Book of Revelation multiples of 7
Since the number 7 connotes a completion or fulfillment, it follows that the last Book of the Bible, Revelation would encompass this principle in its writing. The Revelation of Jesus Christ was given to the last remaining Apostle alive, John. It becomes clear that Jesus Christ has given a summation of how history and time will all end or come to a completion by multiples of the number 7. So perhaps the 7 Hybrid Eclipse pattern is one such summation of the Church Age for example. A partial list of ‘7’ peculiarities throughout the book are as follows.
There are 7:
-7 Thousand people
-Last 7 visions
To others that study the End-Times, this Menorah pattern of the very rare Hybrid solar eclipses could be telling of some sort of celestial time-markers of impending doom or gloom or hope and glory; perhaps both at the same time as in a ending and beginning. Many in the End-Times community are believing that such ‘signs’ in the months leading up to the Tetrad of 2014-2015 may appear to be the ’harbingers’ of a coming fulfillment or completion upon the Church, world & Israel, if not then, perhaps in the immediate time following.
Perhaps an ensuing conflict during the coming Tetrad dealing with the nations against Israel will occur as they did in 1948 and 1967. Thus far, such a Tetrad pattern, many be suggesting an incredible & profound prophetic implication. The Tetrad begins on April 15, 2014 during Passover. Still other speculate that these rare 7 Hybrid H3/H3 n- celestial markers will somehow signal an event that will trigger the start of perhaps the construction of the 3 Temple or soon thereafter the culmination of Human History per Daniel’s prophecy of the fulfillment of GOD’s plan & purpose as it deals with the Church, Israel, mankind and satan.
These assertions are assuming that there will be a direct association to a certain prophetic event that is to occur during the 1st Total Blood Moon of the Tetrad in the Spring of 2014. Many are getting excited within the Body of Christ as the signs in the Sun, Moon and Stars are so profound an ominous in these Last of the Last Days that perhaps we have been in the beginning of such a prophetic countdown to the end of the Dispensation of Grace as reflected by the pattern of 7 Hybrid eclipses. This study is not presenting the case that the 7th Hybrid eclipse of Nov 3, 2013 or the Tetrad of 2014-15 will be the start of the Tribulation but perhaps the initial stages for such a time soon thereafter.
This study has only used the principles of correlation to ascertain if the 7 Hybrid eclipses to culminate in 2013 & lead up to the Tetrad of 2014-15 are a single series of heavenly signs. Perhaps such a Menorah Hybrid Pattern has been set against the stars to illuminate a coming prophetic completion of the Church Age. Metaphorically, each Hybrid H3 eclipse has thus been like a ‘candle’, light up -if you will as in a Hanukah ceremony.
Perhaps as in the Golden Lampstand in the Book of Revelation represented the 7 Churches of Asia & dispensation of the Church Age, each Hybrid eclipse has been like a light or ‘candle’ for each prophetic Church time period. It has been during the Church Age that the Body of Christ on Earth has been the ‘Light unto the World’ like a Menorah. In each dispensation, the Church has carried the love & life of Christ to the dark world.
What is interesting in correlating the celestial Menorah to the Earthly types is that the Earthly lighting of the Menorah ceremony during Hanukah for example, takes you to the 8th day. Strikingly, the Tetrad of 2014-15 is the 8th one since Christ that has the Passover-Sukkot designations on the 4 consecutive Blood Moons. Coincidentally, Comet ISON will reach its perihelion on Nov 27, 2013 -the start of Hanukah.
So the ‘picture’ is as follows…7 Hybrid eclipses lighting up like candles in the ‘celestial’ Menorah, that then leads up the 8th Passover-Sukkot Tetrad since Christ. Is this mere coincidence or the handiwork or the LORD that is declaring His Glory thought the Sun, Moon and Stars? Once the Church Age concludes and the ‘Light’ of the LORD’s Lampstand or Menorah is removed, the darkness of the ‘reign of terror’ by way of the false illuminated one, lucifer will deceive the world with his false light.
Specifically, such a ‘celestial’ Menorah pattern by way of these rare Hybrid eclipses may have been signaling the impending fulfillment of Daniel’s prophecy of 9:24. This prophecy speaks of having a culminating time in history where the Anointing of the Messiah is to come to a completion. This follows the removal of the Body of Christ at the time of the Rapture. The ‘anointing’ of Messiah as ‘King of the Jews’ was not done at His 1st coming as Jesus Christ first had to come as a ‘Lamb led to the slaughter’ for the sins of mankind. Instead Jesus, the King of Kings and LORD of LORDS was mocked as being ‘King of the Jews’.
Because of Jesus’ 1st coming & act of selfless love, the first part of Daniel’s prophecy was fulfilled; sin was dealt and paid for –removed as far as the East is from the West at the Cross of Calvary by Jesus Christ at His 1st Coming. Perhaps as Jesus Christ alluded to Himself as being the ‘Light of the World’, there will be a time coming soon that His Body, universal that contains His ‘Light’ will be ushered to His presence where He promised His Bride to take her one day.
Perhaps after this event, if either before or after the Tetrad of 2014-15, say within a 7-Year period perhaps, that Jesus will be ‘illumined’ as that ‘Light’ to the Nations thereafter with His radiant Bride at His side at His 2nd Coming. This 2nd part of Daniel’s prophecy will then be fulfilled at His 2nd Coming as the conquering ‘Lion of the Tribe of Judah’.
In Hebrew, the word Menorah is depicted as (מנרה). This word is taken from the root word nur (נור) that refers to light. The word nur or light thus forms the middle of the word me-nor-ah, as in Hanukah when the middle candle is first lit. The middle stem or shaft in Hebrew is called the yarek (ירך) that is generally translated as thigh or loins as in a body Bere’shiyt. These Hebrew word associations, of what comprises a Menorah, has prophetic overtones to Jesus Christ. In the Gospel of John, Christ gave a self-description as to Him being a ‘Menorah’ type.
Jesus declared in John 15:5, that He was the vine as in the ‘Body’ and that His true Followers were the Branches like in a Menorah metaphor. The imagery is that although there are 6 branches that extend out from the shaft they are yet one with the shaft and of the shaft. Romans chapter 11 also talks about this mystery as it pertains to the Body of Christ of how specifically Gentile believers in Messiah Jesus Christ are grafted in to the main stem –even as wild branches.
As the 7 Hybrid eclipses appear to have constituted a celestial Menorah type since the 1st century in the heavens, this study has sought to see if it has mirrored the Church Age. The Lampstands of the Book of Revelation have a direct correlation to when thus the Church Age began and perhaps when it is to end based on the last 7th Hybrid eclipse.
As the Risen LORD has been walking amongst the Church Lampstands throughout the Church Age, Jesus as the Good Physician has attended to each condition and prescriptions. Perhaps the 7th Hybrid eclipse to occur on Nov 3, 2013 is to signal that the duration of the Church Age as the Earthly type of Church Menorah is about to be translated to the Heavenly one at the point of the Rapture.
Has the 7 Hybrid ‘Menorah’ pattern been something that the LORD has been using as a sort of ‘Hanukah’ lighting-up celestial phenomena correlating to the 7 stage Church Age? Has the LORD been using such ‘types and shadow’ in the heavens to show the ‘Principalities & Powers’, Angels, and the world that these 7 Hybrid eclipses in particular, because of their rarity are indeed a countdown to the Tetrad of 2014-15.
This coming time period leading up to the Tetrad maybe then a time that an ‘end’ and a ‘beginning’ prophetically. Why this particular Tetrad? It may be that this coming time of the 8th Tetrad will start to see Biblical prophetic history fulfilled -where GOD will see the closing to the Church Age, the Rapture, the completion of all the Messianic promises and the redemption of National Israel before the start of the Millennial reign. May it be so.