Matt.2:1,2 – Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him”.
The heavens were created to display the glory of God. Paul said that the wisdom and power of God can be seen in the heavens, David said the heavens were always speaking of God’s glory. Today’s scripture speaks of signs in the heavens proclaiming the birth of Christ. If that is true, could it be possible that similar signs would be speaking of His return? Just by coincidence, or possibly, providence, Saturn and Jupiter are aligning on December 21 this year and appearing as one brilliant star in the heavens. This phenomenon is known as the Bethlehem Star. Here is part of a story from NBC NEWS – TODAY that describes this important event.
“Four days before Christmas, the sky will offer a sight that hasn’t been seen since the Middle Ages and may have inspired one of the Bible’s most famous stories.
The two largest planets in the solar system, Jupiter and Saturn, will be so close to one another in the sky on Dec. 21 that they will appear to be fused into a single point of light.
The last time this is believed to have been witnessed was in the year 1226, according to Michael Shanahan, the director of the Liberty Science Center Planetarium in New Jersey.
There also has been speculation that the conjunction of the planets formed the “Christmas Star” or Star of Bethlehem that the three wise men in the Nativity story in the Bible were thought to have seen that inspired them to ultimately travel to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.
“One possibility is that these two planets did join together in 7 B.C., about a year before the earliest possible time of the birth of Jesus, so that it could’ve been a conjunction of the two planets,” Shanahan said. “If the wise men were, as we think, in fact astrologers, that could’ve been a thing they saw in 7 B.C. and said, ‘Oh, there’s a big event happening, let’s go to Bethlehem and check it out.”
We do live in unprecedented times, unprecedented signs and wonders are about to break in on us. Check out this sign in the heavens on December 21, let it prepare you for a special Christmas. Maybe something incredibly special is coming in 2021, only the truly wise will be prepared.