For the past few months I’ve been closely watching ISON and have posted numerous tweets on twitter and a few blogs. Ison may very well be a part of / involved with Planet X aka Nebiru which is also mentioned in the Bible as Wormwood.
Shortly after posting this Blog I found several comments and other videos and articles that stated ISON was definitely a comet and not Planet X. Also there were reports that said ISON was in fact breaking apart and disintegrating.
And, after much thought and further research, I’m now more convinced than before that ISON is “very possibly” in fact Planet X aka Nebiru OR a part of these. As far as Wormwood, the Bible Star in Revelation 8:11, notwithstanding the timing issue (considering Wormwood is the 3rd Trumpet Judgment during the Tribulation, and as of today October 24, 2012, we are not in the Tribulation), I still believe ISON, Planet X could very well be involved with or is Wormwood.
PLANET X WILL LOOK LIKE A COMET
The “Bow-Star” in Heaven Enlil raised the bow, his weapon, and laid (it) before them. The gods, his fathers, saw the net he had made. When they beheld the bow, how skillful its shape, His fathers praised the work he had wrought. Raising (it), Anu spoke up in the Assembly of the gods, As he kissed the bow: “This is my daughter!” He named the names of the bow as follows:Two examples of the classic “winged disc” used by the Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians and Persians to represent Planet X. The top version is the original Sumerian version, which is intended to display the “winglike” characteristics of the cometlike tail, or “flood storm” that is believed to surround Planet X as it approaches our inner solar system. Note the simplified “bow” symbol on the top of the design, identifying this as the “bow star” described in Enuma Elish VI:82-94. The bottom version shows the Assyrian equivalent of Marduk, Assur, sitting atop Planetwith fire and “winds,” which draw his chariot like “horses.”
The description of Jesus having hair “white like wool” in Revelation 1:14 was purposeful, as John was describing how Jesus would appear in the heavens when He returns from His long journey. Planet X, when it suddenly becomes visible, will do so because of its brilliant, cometlike tail that will flare into life as soon as it comes close enough to the Sun for the sublimation process to begin. The description of Jesus having white hair is perfect, as the word “comet”, as we have seen, comes from the Greek word kometes, “hair”. Thus John saw Jesus as returning on a bright, cometlike planet that first appears among the seven stars in the head of the constellation of Taurus. This location makes perfect sense, as the first word in the Bible, Ñ¼°èµÐéÁ´–Ùê be-ra’shiyth, “in the beginning”, can also be translated as “in the head”.
Elwell, Doug (2011-01-01). Planet X, The Sign of the Son of Man, and the End of the Age (Kindle Locations 10806-10813). Defender Publishing LLC. Kindle Edition.
And one of the most important summary names is the 49th name of Marduk, “Nebiru” which, as we saw earlier, means “the one who crosses” or, simply, “the Cross”:
CREATION OF EARTH BY PLANET X:
“Thus the creation account in Genesis 1, far from being a vague, nonscientific description of the universe, is instead a very concise, scientific description of the creation of Earth. Instead of going into a prolonged narrative about how God set the days and the seasons, the constellations and the cycles of the Sun and Moon, as was done in the Babylonian creation story, Moses used less than ten verses to summarize how Planet X had struck the Earth with one of its satellites, giving Earth a new orbit, rotation period, and axial tilt, the ejecta from the impact forming the asteroids, comets and, eventually, the Moon. The Book of Genesis is not
Elwell, Doug (2011-01-01). Planet X, The Sign of the Son of Man, and the End of the Age (Kindle Locations 7161-7166). Defender Publishing LLC. Kindle Edition.
BIRTH OF CHRIST, FIRST ADVENT THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM PLANET X
Not many researchers into the Star of Bethlehem phenomenon take into account the possibility that the Magi’s knowledge of the true nature of this mysterious star may have actually come from the prophet Daniel. Daniel, in his exalted position as head of the wise men in the court ofBabylon (Daniel 2:46-49; 5) — and later, after the Persian conquest, as a powerful man in the court of Persia (Daniel 5:30-6:3; 6:28) — undoubtedly influenced the beliefs of the Magi of both the Babylonian and Persian courts. The teachings of the prophet Daniel may have strongly influenced the magi of both ancient Babylon and Persia. As a result of God’s work through Daniel, both Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon (Dan. 2:47; 3:29; 4:34, 37),Darius, king of Persia (Dan. 6:26), and Cyrus, king of Persia (2 Chronicles 36:22-23; Ezra 1:1-2; Isa. 44:28; 45:1-4) not only recognized and worshiped the Lord, but actually commanded His worship throughout their empires. This no doubt gave the Hebrew Scriptures great weight in the eyes of the Magi, the leading religious experts in Persia at that time. Moreover, the existence of Jewish colonies in eastern Persia — left over from the Babylonian dispersion — also made the Hebrew Scriptures easily available to the Magi. As Hughes explains, “The Magi of our story were probably influenced by expatriate Jewswho shared their sacred writings, thus instilling in them the expectation of a coming kingly Jewish figure.” Numbers 24:17 was probably particularly influential in the minds of the Magi: I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
A New Theory on the Star of Bethlehem: A Tenth Planet During the school year 1988–89, while I was working on my undergraduate degree at Southern Illinois University, I became powerfully overcome by the feeling that something great was to happen in my lifetime, that Christ was going to return soon and that I should set aside my own personal agenda and priorities and instead put a priority on looking for signs of His return. As I studied the Scriptures concerning what sort of signs would precede His return, I came across Matthew chapter 24, the “Olivet Discourse,” in which Jesus’ disciples asked Him this very same question: “‘Tell us,’ they said, ‘when will this happen, and what will be the Sign of your coming and of the end of the age?’” (Matt. 24:3). He answered their question saying that, at the climax of many awesome and terrible events, many of which involved “signs and wonders” in the heavens, His “Sign” would appear in heaven, a Sign that would bring great terror to His enemies. For some reason, in my mind I automatically equated the Sign that would precede Christ’s second advent with the Sign that preceded His first advent: the Star of Bethlehem. It just seemed logical that the same Christ would not be heralded by two different, unrelated, heavenly signs. I then started to keep a regular watch on the night sky, hoping to see something that might be this Sign. As I kept my nightly vigil, I often wondered at how the Sign could appear more than once, even though each of its two known appearances would be separated by at least 2,000 years. No star or known planet fit this description, and comets were too common to be equated with this unique Star. One night I noticed one unusually bright star, a planet, and decided to track its movements to see whether it was one of the known planets or perhaps some other phenomenon which would prove to be the Sign I sought.
I tracked and recorded its movements over a period of months, checked its apparent motion with that of known planets, and was disappointed to find that it was actually the planet Jupiter. However, as a result of having studied Jupiter’s apparent motion against the fixed background stars, I learned a fair amount about basic planetary motion. I later took a class in astronomy, and spent much of my free time in astronomical research trying to find the answer to the Star of Bethlehem/Sign of the Son of Man enigma. Near the end of my search I accidentally stumbled upon some material that later proved to be the nucleus for a revolutionary new understanding of the Star of Bethlehem event. The Star of Bethlehem account in Matthew 2 has always intrigued me. It intrigues me that Jesus could be represented by some sort of heavenly Sign. Surely this Sign, in order to represent the very Son of God, must be, like He whom it proclaims, truly exceptional. This must be a Sign par excellence, a Sign without equal.
No mere comet or predictable conjunction of planets could proclaim the birth of the King of the Universe. Furthermore, it seems proper that the Sign that heralded Jesus’ first advent should naturally be the same object that will herald His second advent. It just doesn’t seem fitting that the same Lord would signify each of His two advents with two different Signs. These assumptions, confirmed by my research into ancient Near Eastern religion, modern astronomy, and the Bible that can be found throughout this volume, allow me to state with confidence that the Star of Bethlehem should be considered the same heavenly body as the “Sign of the Son of Man,” mentioned in Matthew 24:29-31: Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the Sun be darkened, and the Moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: then shall appear the sign ofthe Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. (Matt. 24:29-31, KJV, emphasis mine.) The Sign of His return, as it is described here, seems to be associated with highly destructive forces, forces powerful enough to rock the planets — particularly Earth.
The “Star” of the Messiah: The Biblical Evidence Though Jesus describes in Matthew 24:30 how a great, heavenly Sign will precede His Second Coming, its precise character is not explicitly stated. Is it a star, a planet, a “heavenly chariot”, a great white horse, or something completely different that appears in the heavens? References to stars related to the Day of the Lord are surprisingly limited, however, and clear references to planets, nonexistent. However, the references to stars related to the history and final destiny of the children of Israel are telling indeed, as we shall see. Old Testament References Genesis 15:5: 5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said The first mention of a “star” related to the children of God in the Old Testament has to do with God’s promise to Abraham that He would multiply Abraham’s seed as the stars of heaven.
Abraham, as we saw in Chapter VI, was ordered by God to leave Ur of the Chaldees not long before it was destroyed by a meteorite sent by God from heaven. And while he sojourned in the land of Canaan, God gave him this promise in a vision, closely comparing the number of the descendants that would come from Abraham with the stars in heaven. Soon afterwards, God actually came down to Earth, appearing as a man in Genesis 18, visiting Abraham in his own tent. Most likely, Planet X was at its peak in the sky at that time, around 2000 b.c., hurling down meteorites upon God’s earthly enemies, and marking the time of the coming of the pre-incarnate Christ, who would return to be born of the flesh 2,000 years later. Thus, by comparing Abraham’s descendants to the stars in the sky, while Planet X sat high above the heavenly assembly, God’s promise to Abraham made it clear that the destiny of the children of Israel would be to live among the stars — a destiny that would be tied to the occasional reappearance of Planet X in the heavens. Genesis 37:9: 9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the
Elwell, Doug (2011-01-01). Planet X, The Sign of thsun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. (KJV) The next mention of a “star” related to the destiny of the children of God in the Old Testament occurs in the story of Joseph. Joseph had a dream while wearing his “coat of many colors”, wherein his father, mother and 11 brothers, in the form of the Sun, Moon, and “eleven stars” bowed down to him.
As we discovered in Chapter VI, the number 11 appears prominently in The Book of Job as the number of family members that Job had, and also shows up in Enuma Elish as the number of “monster serpents” that Tiamat created from her body to defend herself from Marduk. We deduced from that, based upon the astronomical interpretation of the Creation material to be found in the Bible, that what was being referred to here, symbolically, was the comets, 11 of which were apparently considered major enough to be classified as “the 11”.
Furthermore, his father Jacob was described as being like the Sun, and his mother, like the Moon, all of whom, as the dream indicated, would bow down to Him. If so, if his father represented the Sun, and his mother, the Moon, and his brothers, the comets, then Joseph must have represented Planet X, which had conquered Tiamat’s “heavenly army”, the Moon and the comets, and for a brief time even outshone his father, the Sun. Thus we have in view here, in Genesis 37:9, a reference to the children of Israel being once again equated with the stars, and the leader of the children of Israel being equated with the King Star: Planet X.
Numbers 24:17: 17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth. (KJV) Later in the history of Israel, early in the Conquest Period when they were migrating north into the lands of Moab, another important reference to a great Star appears in the destiny of the children of Israel. As we discussed in Chapter I, this mention was during the prophecy of Balaam, a magus not unlike the magi of Jesus’ time, who also saw a Star that figured prominently in the history of Israel.
Balaam had been sent by King Balak of the Moabites, upon whose territory Israel was encroaching, to curse them and drive them away. However, God took over this man Balaam and gave him a vision of Israel that was blessed and eternal, and which involved a great Star — which he compared to a Sceptre — that would actually destroy the Moabites. This Sceptre is believed by most scholars to refer to Jesus, and the Star prophecy of course refers to the Star of Bethlehem. So the birth of Christ was prophesied not only by the magi of Jesus’ time, but also by a magus who live during the time of Moses, ca. 1200-1440 b.c. It is important to note that the “Star” that is mentioned here will not simply appear, but will appear and attack the enemies of Israel. Much like the “Sign of the Son of Man” that Jesus mentions in Matthew 24:30, this “Sceptre Star” is at once both a Sign of God’s royal authority and a weapon, a “heavenly mace” that he uses to smite His enemies.
This idea of God using a mace to smash his enemies like a clay pot hearkens back to the old Sumerian myth, “The Feats and Exploits of Ninurta” that we analyzed in Chapter I, wherein the Sumerian deity Ninurta uses a great mace called the Sharur to smash the demon Asag like a clay pot, releasing the waters trapped therein. In this context, we can now more easily understand Jesus’ enigmatic statement in Revelation 1:26-28: “And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star.” Thus the destruction of God’s enemies in the End Times will have to do with the destruction of Earth, like a clay pot, by a great Star in heaven — just as Balaam had predicted. New Testament References Matthew 2:1-11: 1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
The Star of Bethlehem has been a celebrated symbol of the birth of Christ since the advent of Christendom, to this day. 3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. 5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, 6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. 7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. 9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. 11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. (KJV)
As we saw with the prophecy of Balaam, the birth of the leader of Israel was indeed indicated by the appearance of a special Star, rising like a Sceptre to smash the enemies of God. Also like the prophecy of Balaam, Christ’s advent was met by a delegation of Magi of a similar order who, like Balaam, knew that the reappearance of the sacred Star, Planet X, meant that God Himself had returned to visit Earth once more — this time, in the form of a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 2 Peter 1:19: 19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts. Revelation 2:26-28: 26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 28 And I will give him the morning star.
Revelation 22:16: 16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. As we saw previously in our analysis of Numbers 24:17, the Star that would accompany the advent of the King of Israel would also be a weapon that that King would use to smite His enemies.
We get further clarification from 2 Peter 1:19 and Revelation 2:26-28 and 22:16 that this Star would rise like the Sun, described as a “day star” in 2 Peter, and a “morning star” in Revelation 2 and 22. Perhaps this means that Planet X will be so bright upon its appearance that it will rival the Sun in brightness. However, whereas the Sun rises on both the righteous and the wicked, this “day star” will rise to benefit the righteous, but destroy the wicked. Perhaps it is this same “day star” that Malachi described as the “Sun of Righteousness” that will rise with healing in its wings in Malachi 4:2.
Thus Planet X should be understood to be a “Sun of Righteousness”, a special Sun that God created for His Son, a Sun that rises only for God’s chosen. The Planet of Bethlehem The existence of numerous references to a “star” closely associated with Jesus indicates that the Star of Bethlehem was apparently still being used to symbolize Jesus even after his ascension. In Rev. 22:16 Jesus actually refers to Himself as “the morning star.” Though the planet Venus was and is still considered to be the “morning star”, due to the fact that it is usually the first “star” seen in the morning due to its exceptional brightness, this cannot be a reference to Planet Venus, since Venus continued to be worshiped as a symbol of the goddess Venus well after Christ’s death. Even in the unlikely event that Christ would associate Himself with this planet, its pagan connotations would have been confusing to young Christians newly converted from their astrological beliefs, wherein Venus was actually worshiped as a goddess. Therefore, this must refer to some other heavenly body which served as a symbol for Christ, most likely the body with which Christ had been associated all along: the Star of
Elwell, Doug (2011-01-01). Planet X, The Sign of the Son of Man, and the End of the Age (Kindle Locations 10264-10276). Defender Publishing LLC. Kindle Edition.
GOD WILL USE PLANET X IN THE END TIMES
GOD’s HEAVENLY THRONE ON A MOVABLE CHARIOT (Psalms 104:1-5; Psalms 93:1-2; Isaiah 33:16,17; 13:3-5) The idea of God’s heavenly chariot “climbing up” to its perihelion in the asteroid belt makes sense, as modern astronomers believe that Planet X may have an orbit that is out of line with the plane of the ecliptic, so that it actually first approaches the plane of the ecliptic from the south, from beneath the plane of the ecliptic, and its perihelion is actually somewhere above the plane of the ecliptic. Thus the asteroid belt is a “gateway” through which Planet X “climbs” as it makes its way to its perihelion above the plane of the ecliptic where it sits above all the other planets as the “king of the gods”. Figure 5.3: According to Psalm 104, Planet X approaches from the south and “climbs up” to its “gateway” in the asteroid belt, where it first conflicted with the primordial Earth. To this day it passes through this gateway on its way to its perihelion above the plane of the ecliptic. God’s throne-chariot is also surrounded with fire and “winds,” which draw his chariot like “horses.” As Isaiah explains, “Behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire” (Isa. 66:18). Interestingly, this description matches the description of Marduk’s “storm-chariot” almost exactly: [Marduk’s] destiny thus fixed, the gods, his fathers, Caused him to go the way of success and attainment…. The four winds he stationed that nothing of her might escape, The South Wind, the North Wind, the East Wind, the West Wind. Close to his side he held the net, the gift of his father, Anu. He brought forth Imhullu “the Evil Wind,” the Whirlwind, the Hurricane, The Fourfold Wind, the Sevenfold Wind, the Cyclone, the Matchless Wind; Then he sent forth the winds he had brought forth, the seven of them. To stir up the inside of Tiamat they rose up behind him. Then the lord raised up the flood-storm, his mighty weapon. He mounted the storm chariot irresistible [and] terrifying. He harnessed (and) yoked it to a team-of-four… The lord went forth and followed his course, Towards the raging Tiamat he set his face. (IV:33-45) Therefore, both God and “Marduk” display the following characteristics: (1) both wear light as a garment, i.e., appear as a bright object in the heavens; (2) both are surrounded by “winds” and “fire,”, i.e., both have satellites; (3) both ride a “storm-chariot” drawn by these winds, i.e., have a cometlike tail; (4) both breathe fire, (5) both fought and defeated a “dragon” and its helpers, and created heaven and Earth from its remains, (6) both confined the defeated dragon’s “waters” within certain boundaries, and (7) both still move through the heavens in a circle, returning periodically to the place where the combat had originally taken place, passing through a “gateway” to their location above the plane of the ecliptic where they sit enthroned as “king of the gods”. Isaiah 26:20-27:1 20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. 21 For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the Earth for their iniquity: the Earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. 1 In that day the Lord with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea. (KJV) Finally, Isaiah clearly identifies the Lord as coming “out of His place” to render judgment on Earth in the end times. In that day the Lord will again come into conflict with the dragon Leviathan who, despite having been defeated at the Creation, will awake and reassert herself, giving birth to another evil brood and spreading corruption all over the face of the Earth once more. At that time the Lord will return from His place at “the end of heaven” to once again do combat with the dragon and save His chosen people from certain destruction. The Lord, riding in His “vessels of indignation” from the third heaven, Planet X, will once again make war with Earth and defeat the dragon and her evil cohorts
Elwell, Doug (2011-01-01). Planet X, The Sign of the Son of Man, and the End of the Age (Kindle Locations 8070-8074). Defender Publishing LLC. Kindle Edition.