The Heavens Declare the Glory of God


of God’s speaking
through the sun, moon and stars

God spoke to them in the language they knew best… Avid students of ancient astronomy,  God spoke a message deep into their hearts through what they saw in the stars. The celestial progression of stars and planets in the night sky above them told them that a king was to be born in Judah.

Matthew recorded the journey of these kings from the East, who came to worship the child Jesus. And with modern astronomical software, we can plot the exact position and motion of the stars that announced that birth to them…


This video filled me with awe, confirming more deeply than ever that God uses the movement of the stars and planets to declare His works… He has set the lights in the sky to serves as signs to us…omens for appointed times.  (Genesis 1:14)

Psalm 19:1-4
The heavens are telling of the glory of God;  And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.  Day to day pours forth speech,  And night to night reveals knowledge.  There is no speech, nor are there words; Their voice is not heard.  Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their utterances to the end of the world.

Much was written about the recent tetrad of blood moons that exactly coincided with the high feasts of the Hebrew Calendar over a two year period…it meant something, but what?

Very often, we recognize that God is sending us a sign… which this tetrad was … but while we recognize it as a word from God, very often we remain at a loss as to what it means. A vivid imagination can all too easily latch onto a cluster of Bible verses to come up with “an interpretation” that is empty of God but full of ourselves.

We cannot figure out what can only be divinely revealed in its time…

Figuring things out is always
a counterfeit
of waiting on God to hear what He is saying.  

As I considered that tetrad, I saw only one thing for sure… it was  a declaration by God, of Who He Is. The rare coincidence of those eclipses (as happened at Christ’s crucifixion)  falling on exactly the same dates as the high holy days of the Jewish calendar told me that The God of the Heavens is the God of Abraham, Moses and Sinai … the God of the Ten Commandments … the God of the Hebrew calendar… and the God of the crucifixion. Whatever else those blood moons might portend, they declared Who God Is.

Which brings us to two remarkable celestial events that are about to take place… over which I have spent much time in prayer, wanting to understand their meaning, not wanting to figure it out on my own.

On August 21, 2017, America is going to experience its first total solar eclipse in 99 years. Seven years later, we will experience another.

X Marks the Spot: Two Total Solar Eclipses in Seven Years

The paths of the two eclipses converge over the New Madrid Fault. Ample scientific data demonstrates that seismic movement erupts within days, weeks, or months after the passage of a  98-100% solar eclipse overhead. This got my attention. This August’s path marks a 100% eclipse passing over four seismically sensitive zones in America.

The number “7” symbolizes completion. I believe that whatever is going to take place in God’s dealing with America, that purpose will be completed within those seven years.

The second event is far more meaningful to me… if the eclipses are a warning, the second event is the promise of something wondrous.

The last time anything close to the celestial alignment taking place this September 23rd appeared … was at the birth of Jesus.  At that time, as with this,  a great wonder (Revelation 12) appeared in the sky… a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

This figure was what the Magi saw in the sky 2,000 years ago. This is what is visible once again in the night sky now.

Two thousand years ago, the Magi observed Jupiter (the messenger king) coming out of Leo (the lion… of Judah),  joining with Rex (the great king) before lodging in Virgo (the virgin).  This same alignment of stars and planets is taking place now, with Jupiter (the messenger king) completing 9 months of retrograde (circular) movement within the virgin’s womb, about to emerge from between her legs on September 23rd, 2017.

Image result for celestial drawing of september 23

What is God telling us?

Revelation 12: 3-10
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns on his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up to God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and three score days.

And There Was War in Heaven

Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brothers is cast down,


Two thousand years ago this Revelation 12 great wonder appeared in the sky,  accompanied by a series of historical events that partially fulfilled the accompanying scripture. The dragon (evil incarnated at that time in Herod) stood before the woman waiting to devour her child, but the baby Jesus was protected and escaped. The Scripture tells us that the woman’s child was caught up to God… which took place at Jesus’ ascension… but I sense it also means that, from the womb, Jesus was caught up to God in purpose… fulfilling the destiny for which He was sent. The woman with the crown of 12 stars is Israel … protected for a season, but hunted.

Looking back we can see how it played out then… the sign in the sky accompanying the burst of redemptive activity taking place in earth history. How can I expect anything different now? The sign is in the sky. What burst of redemptive activity is about to be born into time, in our time?

My eye is strongly drawn to the dragon and the warfare we are told is going to take place. Whatever events are about to unfold, it is a war in which  invisible forces engage …. angels fight … Israel’s destiny is fulfilled … evil incarnate in our time will hunt the offspring of God … and we are getting very much closer to the ultimate victory when the dragon is thrown down and no place is found for him anymore.

And, oh yes, September 23rd falls on a significant day on the Hebrew Calendar.  It will be Yom Teruah, Day of Trumpets Rosh Hashanah.  An inexplicable coincidence… it has long been a part of Jewish tradition  that Yom Teruah in the Hebrew year 5777 (this year), will herald the coming of the Messiah. The great sign in the sky falling on September 23, 2017, begins 10 days of awe to make wrongs right before Yom Kippur.

Six days after the Revelation 12 sign on September 23, 2017, on September 29, 2017, comes Yamin Noraim, Days of Awe. Shabbat Shuvah or the “Sabbath of Repentance.” It is the Sabbath before Yom Kippur. The last Sabbath before Yom Kippur  to make things right between yourself and Elohim, and between yourself and your brother.




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  1. Valerie,
    I don’t know if you remember me, Carole Chalmers, we were in Sunday School together at Northside Methodist years ago. I am also a close friend of Harriett Groves, although time and distance have challenged our ability to stay closely in touch.

    I am enjoying your Blog more than you can imagine.

    Jim and I are planning to be in Israel during Yom Kippur and through the Feast of Tabernacles. This has all developed in a way that only The Lord could have orchestrated. We will be staying with a young friend who teaches at the International School in Jerusalem. Michelle , my young friend, rents an apartment on the bottom floor of the home of a Palestinian Christian family. Their home is actually out side of Bethlehem in the West Bank.

    Needless to say all these comments about what might take place during these days is keeping me quite alert and focused on The Lord and our relationship…WALKING CLOSELY!

  2. Patrice ARNOLD says:


    I love this! I so agree with it all! The scriptures come alive and have so much more meaning when you read it with a hebrew lense. I have been studying the Torah and it is amazing. I have seen things I have never seen before.
    I also listened to the previous video link you sent in the tough love post. It is so powerful. I believe it is right on.
    I so love your writings. It brings back such precious memories of sitting in your house week after week studying the Word.

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