The Next Transit of Mercury (11.11.19)
Daniel Matson wrote two letters to Five Doves on the 2016 transit of Mercury: Mercury and Israel (15 May – first link below)) and More Concerning Mercury (22 May – second link). This information is also available (combined – The Transit of Mercury and 25000 Days) on Daniel Matson’s website (third link). This information may be far more important when we look ahead to the next Transit of Mercury (2019).
There are many Doves who are more aware of astronomy than I, so I really want to draw attention to one fact: the next Transit of Mercury is due on a conspicuous date: 11 November 2019 (or 11.11.19). From Wikipedia: transits of Mercury occur in May or November. The last four transits occurred in 1999, 2003, 2006, and May 9, 2016. The next will occur on November 11, 2019, and then on November 13, 2032. A typical transit lasts several hours.
Most of us Doves would view 2032 as (well) beyond our 2nd Coming expectations, so the 2019 transit takes on special significance.
Mercury – the Messenger
From Universe Today, and according to mythology, Mercury was the swiftest of the gods, and the one that merchants prayed to for success in their commercial transactions. Hermes was known as the messenger of the gods in Greek mythology. Mercury is the innermost planet in the Solar System, and appears to move quickly from night to night.
The MESSENGER spacecraft, launched in 2004, orbited Mercury over 4,000 times in four years (from 2011 to 2015), before exhausting its fuel and crashing into the planet's surface on April 30, 2015. MESSENGER - a backronym of MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging, and a reference to the Roman mythological messenger, Mercury) was a NASA robotic spacecraft that orbited the planet Mercury between 2011 and 2015. Some interesting facts about Mercury are available at the link below:
The Messenger in Malachi 3:1-3 (Amplified)
Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will prepare and clear the way before Me. And the Lord [the Messiah], whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; the Messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming,” says the Lord of hosts. 2 But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like launderer’s soap [which removes impurities and uncleanness]. 3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi [the priests], and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the Lord [grain] offerings in righteousness.
These verses are powerful, albeit difficult to grasp their full meaning. When you put the Word of God alongside this astronomical sign, the transit of Mercury appears very significant. Why is 11 November 2019 important. I have to be somewhat speculative here, but two things are noteworthy. First, the 11.11 number. Many of us have commented a lot on the 11.11 phenomenon. Secondly, 11 am on 11 November 2018 will mark 100 years since the Armistice signing that marked the end of WWI. What an opportunity for the Antichrist/the Beast to announce world peace!! Perhaps 11 November 2018 could be the start of the world empire described in Revelation 17:11-13 (Amplified):
And the beast that [once] was but is not, is himself also an eighth king and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction (perdition). 12 The ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but [together] they receive authority as kings for a single hour [for a common purpose – one year?] along with the beast. 13 These [kings] have one purpose [one mind, one common goal], and they give their power and authority to the beast.
Considered with the many signs around us, the time path to 11 November 2018 and 2019 could be very important. As for the Rapture timing, I believe in Imminence - that the calling away of the Bride of Christ could happen at any time.
9 May and Israel and Australia
The transit of Mercury took place on 9 May 2016, just three days before Israel celebrated its Independence Day (on the Judaism calendar - 68 years as a miracle nation!). Australia (like many countries) has a prophetic calling, and some have prophesied that the last great outpouring of the Holy Spirit may commence in Australia.
The 9th of May is an important date for t: this is the date of the first Australian Parliament (in Melbourne 1901), opening of the first Parliament House in Canberra (1927) and the 2nd Parliament House in Canberra (1988). More recently, 9 May 2006 was the day two gold miners emerged from a gold mine in Beaconsfield, Tasmania – after surviving miraculously underground for 14 days!!
The time for His appearing draws ever so near!!
Maranatha!! Denis (in Canberra)
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