The Year 2012
Authority in the Godhead
Authority Over Creation
God's Authority Over Man
Obedience to God's Authority
Spiritual and Temporal Authority
Key to Understanding 2012
Man was created with an opportunity to obey God's authority in the Garden of Eden. He could freely eat the fruit of any of the trees in the Garden, but from the tree of the knowledge of Good and evil, he must not eat; for in the day he ate, dying he would die (Gen 2:16-17). To obey God meant that man could enjoy great blessing, but to disobey God meant that he would face God's wrath. The consequences of disobedience included Spiritual death ("dying"), followed by physical death ("you will die").
When man disobeyed God, he was immediately Judged with real Spiritual death and separated from God, who is Holy and can have nothing to do with sin. In his condition of spiritual death, man would have been condemned to Hades and Eternal Judgment if he had died physically. However, God had mercy and gave man an opportunity to accept a solution. God would send His Son to pay for man's sin, so that he could have Spiritual Life and live forever with God. Rejection of God's offer would leave man in spiritual death and condemned to spend eternity with Satan in the Lake of Fire.
Adam and the woman chose God's Grace solution to their sin problem. They believed in the Son (Jesus Christ) who would come and be judged as a substitute for them. They were given Eternal Life by faith alone in the Son (Jesus Christ) alone. However, man and all Creation were contaminated by sin. Man had Spiritual Life, but his body was full of sin and death. Satan had taken over the rule of the world, and the man's own Right Woman didn't even respect him.
To punish man for disobedience and to provide a new opportunity for life and blessing, the Lord made a covenant with Adam and Eve. The Adamic Covenant was a new system of authority that man must obey or suffer the consequences. The provisions of the Adamic Covenant (Gen 3:14-24) included:
The essence of God can be expressed in three dimensions.
X – RighteousnessGod created a fourth dimension, Time. Although God is Eternal and Time does not exist with Him, He created Time for the Universe. The Sun was created to measure days and years, and the Moon was created to measure months. Other time periods, such as eras or ages, are also measured by the heavens. The Birth of Christ, for example, was predicted by a star (or planets).
Y – Love
Z – Justice (including Authority)
Authority was never a problem with the members of the Godhead because they all had the same essence, and therefore, the same authority. However, a problem arose with a created being. Satan decided to usurp the authority of God. He tried to establish himself as sovereign authority over Creation in place of the Lord Jesus Christ (Isa 14:14). And he led a third of the angels to rebel against God's duly appointed authority, the Lord Jesus Christ.
God's authority is established over everything in Creation. Nothing is random. Everything is deterministic. Yet, this is accomplished without ever compromising man's volition. Man is free to obey God or disobey Him and suffer the consequences. The principle is established: Obey God and be blessed, or disobey God and be cursed (Deut 11:26).
The heavens contain the master clocks of time periods, including ages, eras, and dispensations. The twelve signs of the Zodiac determine the ages. The planets reveal the rule of the Lord Jesus Christ over Creation. The Sun and Moon measure days, months, and years. Eras and dispensations are marked by transits. And Judgments are marked by special signs, such as the Moon turning blood-red in the Tribulation (Joel 2:31; Rev 6:12).
The Earth's environment (nature) is also synchronized to the authority revealed in the heavens. Elect angels control the weather and execute judgments for disobedience through storms, floods, and droughts. Angels also produce earthquakes.
While God is ruling Creation and demanding obedience to His authority, Satan is busy ruling his Cosmic System through which he seeks to undermine, circumvent, and thwart the Plan of God. Satan and his demons attempt to influence man to disobey God, as did the man and woman in the Garden. Those who listen to Satan will face the wrath of God.
After the Fall, the Adamic Covenant was established for the next chapter in human history and the Appeal Trial of Satan. Twelve major covenants are established for human history along with a sign of the Zodiac to rule each covenant.2
Covenants and Their SignsGod's covenants establish His relationship with mankind for specific time periods. Another term for God's administration over mankind is called a dispensation. For example, the period of the Mosaic Law is called the Dispensation of the Law and the Gospel period is called the Dispensation of the Gospel, or Hypostatic Union. The problem with using the term, dispensations, is that no one defines twelve of them, where twelve is the number for authority.
1. Edenic – Gemini (Gen 1:27; 5:2)
2. Adamic – Capricornus (Lev 16:15)
3. Noahic – Aquarius (Gen 9:11-15)
4. Abrahamic – Aries (Gen 22:13)
5. Mosaic – Leo (Ex 19:6)
6. Gospel of Jesus Christ – Virgo (Isa 7:14; Matt 1:23)
7. Church (New Covenant) – Pisces (Matt 4:19; 28:19-20; Acts 1:8)
8. Tribulation - Part 1 (Evangelism) – Cancer (Jn 10:28)
9. Tribulation - Part 2 (Great Tribulation) – Sagittarius (Rev 6:2)
10. Baptism of Fire – Scorpius (Matt 25:41)
11. Millennium (New Covenant to Israel/Davidic Covenant) – Taurus (Isa 25:6; Matt 22:2-14; Rev 19:7-9)
12. Final Judgment – Libra (Rev 20:11-15)
There are, however, major periods,
or dispensations, in the Bible. These major dispensations emphasize
specific relationships with the essence of God. The major dispensations
are the Law, the Church, and the Millennium.
|Law||Z||Authority & Justice of God – defined sin and its consequences (Ex 20:1-17; Rom 3:20)|
|Church||Y||Love of God – defines God's Love through Grace (Rom 5:8; 13:8; Gal 5:14; Eph 1:6-7; Col 3:14; Jas 2:8; 1 Jn 4:19)|
|Millennium||X||Knowledge of God – "the Earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord" (Isa 11:9)|
To live the new life, the believer must learn and obey God's commandments, which are recorded in the Bible (1 Pet 2:2). He must orient to the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matt 11:29-30). He must find his Right Pastor and learn the complete realm of Bible Doctrine. Through the daily metabolization of Bible Doctrine he will grow to Spiritual Maturity (Eph 4:13; Heb 6:1). He must live the new life in the Filling of the Holy Spirit and orient to the Grace of God.
One of the best outlines for the new Spiritual life is the Tabernacle, which symbolizes God's plan for dwelling with mankind. The steps to Spiritual Maturity1 according to the outline of the Tabernacle may be summarized as:
So, obedience to God's authority a big deal. Not only does a person have to learn the Spiritual life, but he has to live it. He must learn to recognize what God requires of him and then do it! Personal coaching along with the power to execute the Spiritual life is provided by the Holy Spirit.
Temporal authority exists in the Civilian and Military Establishments. Civilian authorities include government officials, judges, police, teachers, coaches, supervisors, and managers. The military has a rigorous system of authority which demands strict obedience. In all these cases, there is no authority unless God provides it. In other words, occupying a position of authority does not automatically qualify as being endowed with authority. For example, a woman will never have the authority of Pastor-Teacher, even if she secures the office. Furthermore, a man with the Spiritual gift of Pastor-Teacher does not have authorization to teach without God's permission.
Temporal authority also exists in Marriage and the family. Authority in Marriage is given to the husband only. The Christian wife is commanded to obey and respect that authority. The father has authority over the family, and the mother also has authority over children (Eph 6:1; Col 3:20).
The year, 2012, in contrast to the year, 2004, of the previous transit, yields a clue to the meaning of this year. Since 2012 stands for authority and 2004 for weakness, it can be deduced that 2012 is the justification or deliverance of the faithful who were weak from being oppressed in 2004. For example, those who were faithful to death will be given a crown of life (Rev 2:10). The year 2012 will be the time the faithful are promoted and rewarded, and the unfaithful are punished. This is the pattern of the Second Advent when the Lord will return to deliver Israel and annihilate her enemies. The Church has been oppressed by Satan since 2004, and 2012 will bring God's authority to deliver the faithful and punish the deceitful and hypocrites.
May 3 – God of Covenants moves into Virgo Retrograde
May 22 – Stellium in Taurus with Sun, Moon, Almighty God, Savior, Morning Star – Fulfillment of Davidic and New Covenant to Israel.
- Sun – Glory of the Millennial King
- Moon – Bride
- Almighty God – Ruler of world on Throne of David
- Savior – Champion; Savior of Israel, wedding guests
- Morning Star – Lord, Victor at Second Advent
June 5/6 - Transit of Morning Star
June 23 - Red Planet moves into Virgo
Aug 16 – Red Planet, God of Covenants in conjunction in Libra – Bloody Judgment for love of money (root of evil)
Sept 30 – Red Planet enters Scorpius – Bloody violence
Nov 10 – Red Planet enters Sagittarius – Bloody army, plague
Dec 19 – Red Planet enters Capricornus – Suffering from sin
Morning Star (Symbol of Authority)
New Year – Capricornus – Gentile leader
Jan 10 – Aquarius – True/False prophet
Feb 4 – Pisces – Christ High Priest, Throne of Grace
Mar 1 – Aries – Military leader, coach
Mar 30 – Taurus – Conqueror of empire, riches
May 20 – Annular Solar – Sun in
Taurus, Almighty God entering Taurus – fulfillment of Davidic Covenant
June 4 – Partial Lunar Eclipse – Death of Jezebel - Moon in Scorpius – Jezebel; Sun in Taurus
Nov 13 – Total Solar Eclipse – Sun in Libra
Nov 28 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse – Satan's attack on Bride - Moon in Taurus near Almighty God – Millennial King and Bride
After Salvation, the Christian must recognize and submit to God's authority. This is not so simple as waiting for God to command each action. It requires learning about God through Bible Doctrine. Every Christian is free to accept or reject the authority of his Right Pastor. Those who recognize their Right Pastor and obey the message that he teaches will also be obeying God's authority and qualify for blessing. Only under the authority of God will the believer be free from the power of the Old Sin Nature and the Cosmic System.
Only those who obey authority have fellowship with God. Fellowship with God requires the Filling of the Holy Spirit and obedience to divine command. Those who reject divine authority include legalists on the one hand and the lawless on the other. Both are under slavery to Satan and his Cosmic System. God has a plan for every Christian's life. To live that life means being willing to discover God's calling and submit to it.
This year the expression of God's authority will be exceptional since 12 is the number for authority. The key to understanding the expression of God's authority will be the transit of the Morning Star on June 5/6. Those with humility can expect vindication, but those who are arrogant can expect severe punishment (Jas 4:6). Satan has had a strong hand in the churches through the Prostitute of Babylon in the last eight years, but that will be turned around for those pastors and congregations who hear and obey the Word of the Lord.
The year, 2012, is a great opportunity for those believers with Doctrine to advance into a new era of history. That era may see God's blessing upon the Arab Gentiles, and Satan's plan for world domination through Islam defeated.
Released January 1, 2012