Here is a theory doing the rounds that the start of the Great Tribulation period mentioned in Revelation
12th Chapter of the Bible starts on September 23, 2017. It is to occur on this date over Jerusalem to be
The relevant passage in Revelation 12 reads as " a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her
feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to
give birth." Many believe that an astronomical alignment of the Sun, Moon, the planets Mercury, Mars,
Venus, Jupiter and the constellations of Virgo and Leo that occurs on September 23, 2017 is related to
this Bible verse.
This particular alignment has never before taken place and is not to take place in the
near future according to some experts. However Physics and Astronomy experts say that this particular
alignment has taken place some four times in the past 1000 years or so.( a bone of contention remains
Hence this is not a thing to worry, though we are not to pass it on without any action on our part. Be
vigilant as none of us know the hour or the day when Jesus will call us (Matthew 24: 42-51) The date
September 23rd marks the end of the Jewish feast of Rosh Hashanah. However this end time theory is
not mentioned in the Jewish books.
The great alignment sign is to occur on September 23rd, 10:30 am PDT, USA. And the entire
constellation of the setup would be visible above the horizon in Jerusalem between 11 am and 4 pm.
Astrologers contend that Jupiter, the king planet entered the constellation of Virgo also called the Virgin
on November 20, 2016 and that began a great process which culminates on the September, 23rd
happening. One important aspect to note here is that this nine and a half month period is the time for the
normal gestation period of a baby. And on the 23rd of September, the baby is to be delivered, they
say(marks the exit of Jupiter from Virgo).
Once Jupiter exits Virgo on September 23rd, the Constellation Virgo, the Virgin would be having the Sun
at its head and the Moon at its feet. And upon its head are a crown of twelve stars comprising the
constellation of Leo and the planets Mercury, Venus and Mars. And this correlates to what is said in
Reveleation 12th chapter of the Bible.
Another correlation is to that of the great American Solar Eclipse that took place on August 21, 2017. It
would be 33 days from the eclipse to this great alignment due in the skies. Astronomers and astrologers
believe that the Moon at the feet of Virgo would not have produced the eclipse. Instead a heavy mass
greater than the earth only can block the Sun from the earth, they contend. NASA has clarified this point
with the announcing of the discovery of the ninth planet also called as Planet X or Planet Nibiru. There is
mention of a destructive impact in the Bible as well.
Religious informers believe that the great Rapture or the Great Tribulation starts on September 23rd,
2017 and the Lord would return seven years from this time, that is somewhere around 2024.
September 23rd, 2017 falls on Tishri 1 in the Jewish Calendar. This particular day has many important
game-changing events in history like:
Adam and Eve creation
Isaac blesses Jacob
Rachel conceives Joseph
Joseph released from prison
Israelites freed from slavery
Hannah conceives Samuel
Daniel sees vision of judgment
Hence beware of this day and look out for signs and premonitions.
Our Lord might not come on September 23rd but he is coming soon. Luke 21:25 warns us like: "And there
shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with
perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;"
Other references from the Bible that the end of time is near are:
• And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and
vapor of smoke:
• "And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things
must come to pass, but the end is not yet."
Got the phrase "But the end is not yet". And we can relate these verses to the present day happenings.
Jesus specifically told us that no one other than the Father knows the day or hour when these things will come to pass (Matthew 24:36).
Hence it is our humble duty to be ready to receive our Father in heaven. He may come anytime...Be Ready..