Monet's painting offers an example of using astronomy to date events
Using a technique sometimes called "forensic astronomy" or "astronomical chronology," Olson and his team took angular declination measurements on the moon to work out the path the sun would have taken to appear to the right of the distinctive rock formation in the painting. Later they used these measurements and planetarium software to calculate when the sun would have traveled this path. Using all the information available, the researchers were able to pinpoint Feb. 5, 1883 at 4:53 p.m. local time as the moment Monet was painting, plus or minus one minute. (The findings are published in the February 2014 issue of Sky & Telescope.)
The Bible uses astronomy to give us dates of future events.
The night sky is like a giant clock - the clock GOD uses.
And we CAN tell time reading the "hands" of planets and stars...
Anyone who studies the ancient Maya knows they were obsessed with astronomy and used it to predict a new age in the early 21st century. There are similar clues from around the world. The measurements of Egypt's Great Pyramid point to a specific year - 5780 in the Hebrew calendar - 2019 in ours. The Mayan calendar ended its Long Count on December 21, 2012 - the start of seven transitional years of troubles.
You know, the peace treaty mentioned in Daniel 9:27 where the Antichrist renews or strengthens a seven year covenant with Israel - which he breaks halfway through after 1260 days. Wouldn't that peace-renewal covenant have to have started on 12/21/2012, if it ends seven years later on December 21, 2019?
The official name for Obama's tour in Hebrew, in Israel, is
"A Covenant of Peoples."
The prophet Daniel told us that 42 months into the final seven years, the Antichrist will enter the Temple, break his covenant with the Jews, and proclaim himself to be God. 42 months is often referred to as 1260 days using 42 months of 30 days each. Adding Daniel's next number of 1290 days gets us within a few days of an exact seven years in total - but it still leaves us with an extra 3 days of darkness to add to each half to reach an exact seven years. I suspect there will be an assassination attempt on the Antichrist 1260 days into Daniel's 70th week on June 3, 2016. He will appear to be mortally wounded at first, but in a tragic mockery of Christ's resurrection, he will rise 3 days later, fully healed on June 6, 2016, and present himself at the site of the Temple in Jerusalem as God on earth. As on earth, so it is in heaven: when the Antichrist enters the Temple, Venus appears to enter the Sun.
The Morningstar (Lucifer/Antichrist=Venus) enters the Temple (goes directly behind the Sun/altar of fire in the Temple.) As the Sun also represents Christ, and Venus is on the opposite (anti-) side we have our astronomical Antichrist in the right position.
This is a rare event that happens just 9 times every 105 years... And even the date fits activity for the Antichrist - the sixth day of the sixth month of a year ending in six - the only 6-6-6 date during the entire tribulation, The odds of Venus going behind the sun on any given day are about 9/(105*365.25) – about 1 in 4261 odds. It only happens on a 6-6-6 date one day out of every 15,563,302 days. That means on average it would not happen again for about 42,611 years. It is a VERY rare sign.
There are many other clues which require a more complicated explanation. I will attempt one on this web site: the JUBILEE. In the Old Testament, God commanded the Israelites to let the land rest every 7 years and have a Sabbath year. After 7 Sabbath years, they were also told to celebrate a jubilee year. Every 49 years, debts were forgiven, slaves were freed, and land which had been "sold" (leased really, the prices were even based on how many years were left before the next jubilee) reverted back to its original owner. This was to remind them that GOD owned the land and the people.
What better date could someone claiming to be God choose - than the date exactly one jubilee after the Israeli army liberated East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount?
The Israelis entered East Jerusalem on June 6, 1967, and by morning had taken back the entire city, including the Temple Mount. 49 years later we have June 6, 2016, when the Antichrist will try to mimic Christ and claim that possession of the land and the people should revert back to him.
Bible prophecies for Israel have already been fulfilled on time in 1948 and 1967. "Mystery Babylon" is a great commercial and financial city which prophecy tells us will be completely destroyed by fire in a single hour. Clues point to the nuclear destruction of New York BEFORE the Antichrist is revealed in June 2016. Even Obama recently said his number one security fear is not Russia but a nuke going off in Manhattan... This will occur by June 2016.
Most remaining prophecy focuses on a single week starting December 21, 2019.
Astronomical references describe a week long wedding acted out in the sky.
(Six pages of the book are devoted just to the exact match between the steps of an ancient Jewish wedding ceremony and the astronomical details of late 2019.)
We should ALWAYS pay attention to astronomical references in the Bible; even more so when they describe Christ coming for His bride.
The wedding in the sky will take place during a pole shift on earth. Judgment Day will come with a new heavens and a new earth, on December 28, 2019 - right on schedule - as our ancestors wrote - "after the usual interval."