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Baptism of Flight 1549 in the Hudson River

Baptism of Flight 1549 in the Hudson River
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Baptism of Flight 1549 in the Hudson River

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January 16 (Day 16, Sanctification):   US Airways Flight 1549 landed in the Hudson River yesterday afternoon after engine failure, and miraculously all 155 passengers and crew were successfully rescued.  After takeoff from LaGuardia Airport at 3:25 PM, the plane hit a flock of birds at 3:27/01 PM that knocked out both engines.  The pilot glided the plane to an emergency landing in the Hudson River at 3:30/30 PM EST (2030/30 GMT).  The landing site was between ferry terminals, and local ferries, along with New York Fire and Rescue and Police boats, quickly came to the rescue.  The pilot, who was hailed as a hero, was Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III, 57, of Danville, California.  Headquarters of US Airways is Tempe, Arizona.

The landing of Flight 1549 in the Hudson River occured on January 15, where 15 symbolizes a covering, which handles a problem.  The flight number, 1549, contains a 15 and a 49, for the number of days before Pentecost.  Pentecost (50) is seven sabbaths (49 days) after the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is on the 15th, the day after Passover (Lev. 23:16).  So 1549 clearly symbolizes the time before Pentecost after the Feast of Unleavened Bread.   The Feast of Unleavened Bread commemorates the Exodus from Egypt.  After the Lord destroyed Egypt with the nine plagues, the children of Israel left Egypt in a hurry with bread that had not been leavened.

The Flight 1549 incident also corresponds to the next NASA Mission, STS-119, which rolled out to the Launch Pad in Florida on January 14, the day before Flight 1549 went down.  The Mission Patch for STS-119 is shaped like an engine and a wing.  The patch also shows a plane going down over the water.  Rollout of STS-119 was on the 14th, for the Passover.  Flight 1549 landed in the Hudson River the next day, January 15, 2009, to commemorate the beginning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread after the Passover.  The number, 119, stands for the witness (11) of Dan (or federal judiciary, 19).  The pilot of Flight 1549 was from Danville, California.  He was 57, which stands for Zebulun and corresponds to Florida.

The Flight 1549 incident in 2009 relates back to the meaning of 2008, for the New Birth, or Salvation.  After the Lord destroyed Egypt in the nine plagues, Israel was brought out after celebrating the Passover.  The blood on the door posts at the Passover symbolized the Blood of Jesus Christ at the Cross.  So, 2008 corresponds to the New Birth and Salvation, which Israel commemorated by celebrating the Passover.  Subsequently, the nation of born-again believers marched out of Egypt on the 15th with unleavened bread and crossed the Red Sea to symbolize Positional Sanctification, their union with the Lord in Heaven.  Following the Cross, the Lord Jesus Christ was resurrected and ascended to Heaven.  The Lord has two congregations in Heaven, the Old Testament saints and the Church.  Both are in union with the resurrected Christ, and both will also receive resurrection bodies.  So, Salvation is symbolized by a ship in 2008, just as Resurrection is symbolized by a bird in 2009.  Birds knocked out the engines of Flight 1549 to baptize it in the river.  Those who were rescued were lifted out of the water to symbolize Resurrection.

The tail number of Flight 1549 was N106US, where 06 (ref. 2006) stands for man and symbolizes a man stripped of his power standing at the footstool of the conquering king and awaiting a life or death sentence.

Note:  The birds that struck Flight 1549 were later determined to be Canada geese by the Smithsonian Institution.  A goose is the symbol of Baal.  The plane landed in the Hudson River like a goose.

Star Chart

Flight 1549 CrashThe Star Chart of the landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River contains a Bowl that appeared more like a dipper.  A Bowl configuration symbolizes a bowl of blessing or cursing.  A dipper is not normally defined as a configuration, but in this case it applies to passengers being dipped out of the water.

At the time of the landing in the river, Midheaven was in conjunction with the Mediator Planet in Aquarius, the Water Bearer.  Conjunction with Midheaven signifies a glorious event that could receive high publicity.  The Mediator Planet in Aquarius symbolizes a ferry or some other means of bridging a gap.  Ferries rescued the passengers of Flight 1549.

The Sun Sign was Capricornus on the cusp of Sagittarius.  The Sun in Capricornus symbolizes Gentile glory.  The United States is a Gentile nation.  The Moon Sign was Virgo, the Virgin, which symbolizes the retinue of a woman or queen.  The Ascendant Sign was Gemini, the Twins, which symbolizes the double blessing and corresponds to Israel and California.

Midheaven

Midheaven was in conjunction with the Mediator Planet in Aquarius with the Morning Star only 5 degrees away.  The Mediator Planet in Aquarius symbolizes something that bridges a gap, such as a ferry or boat.  Aquarius corresponds to the river where Flight 1549 landed.  It also corresponds to Gaza and Florida on the Zodiac Map.  The Morning Star in Aquarius symbolizes a herald.

Planets in conunction with Midheaven signify a glorious or highly publicized event.  The landing of Flight 1549 in the Hudson River and rescue of all the passengers, was hailed as a miracle around the world.

Sun Sign

The Sun Sign was Capricornus on the cusp of Sagittarius.  The Sun in Capricornus symbolizes Gentile glory.  The miracle of Flight 1549 was a glorious event in the history of the United States, a Gentile nation.

Moon Sign

The Moon Sign was Virgo, the Virgin.  The Moon in Virgo symbolizes a woman's glory, whch includes her retinue or attendants, such as maids, domestic servants, cooks, seamstresses and nurses.  Since the Moon is paired with the God of the Covenants Planet in Leo, for a king or ruler, the Moon corresponds also to a queen.  The king and queen would then symbolize the new US President-elect and the First Lady, who will live in the White House.  Virgo also corresponds to the location of Illinois on the Zodiac Map, which was the last residence of the new President-elect Obama.

The Bowl

The Bowl symbolizes a bowl of blessing or cursing, such as the bowl judgments of Revelation.  Although the crash of Flight 1549 was cursing, it was turned to blessing when everyone miraculously survived.  The configuration actually resembles a dipper more than a bowl.  Although a dipper is not a normally defined configuration, it fits in this case because the passengers were dipped from the water.  Of course, a bowl can also be used as a dipper.

The tipping point of the Bowl, which is the most important planet in the Bowl, was the God of the Covenants Planet in Leo.  The God of the Covenants in Leo symbolizes the powers of a king or ruler.  With the Moon nearby to form a pair, this corresponds to the new US President-elect, who is in the process of reorgainizing the various departments of government.  Leo corresponds to North Carolina on the Zodiac Map.  Flight 1549 was bound for Charlotte, North Carolina in Mecklenburg County, where Mecklenburg means kings castle.

The God of the Covenants Planet was in opposition to the Mediator Planet in Aquarius, which symbolizes a ferry.  In order to resolve the opposition and get home the passengers of Flight 1549 had to take a ferry after they were baptized in the Hudson River.  In order to get home to Heaven after a person dies, the person must have believed in Jesus Christ and received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit at Salvation.

Capricornus

There were four planets, including the Sun, in Capricornus, which adds great significance to the sign.  Capricornus, the Goat, corresponds to the sins of the Gentiles and to Rueben, the adulterer.  Capricornus corresponds to Texas on the Zodiac Map, the home state of President Bush, who is leaving office.  The NASA STS-119 Mission Patch contains the sign of adultery.  The planets in Capricornus were:

  1. The Sun - Gentile glory
  2. Almighty God - Gentile empire, like the USA
  3. Savior - Rescuer.  Rescuers converged on the airplane as soon as it landed in the river.
  4. Redeemer - Oasis, water in the desert; or atonement, redeemed by blood.
Sagittarius

Two planets were in Sagittarius, the Archer, and symbol of a raiding band, or terrorists.  The Last Adam in Sagittarius symbolizes an enemy attack, and the Red Planet in Sagittarius symbolizes a bloody city, or plague.  This all corresponds to the current incursion into Gaza by the Israeli Army, which has surrounded Gaza City.  The Israeli Army is fighting the Hamas terrorists, who continue to shoot rockets into Israel.  Sagittarius corresponds to the locationi of Arizona on the Zodiac Map, which ties back to the association of Aquarius with Gaza.   The Headquarters of US Airways is Tempe, Arizona.

Sagittarius was the descendant sign, which means it was setting.  The latest operation of the Israeli Army in Gaza appears to be nearing completion.  This could also be a sign of the waning of terrorist attacks on the US after September 1, 2001.

Conclusion

The miraculous landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, was a sign of baptism that ties the year, 2008, for the New Birth and Salvation, to the year, 2009, for the Plagues of Egypt.  The Lord destroyed Egypt to free Israel and take them to the Promised Land.  Those who celebrated the Passover were saved, and crossing the Red Sea, which followed, symbolized Positional Sanctification of believers in union with the Lord in Heaven (1 Corinthians 10:1-2).  The year, 2008, symbolizes the New Birth and Salvation in this life, and 2009 symbolizes the Plagues of Egypt, which redeemed Israel from slavery so they could inherit the Promised Land, the symbol of Heaven.  Baptism symbolizes union with Christ in his death on the Cross and Resurrection.  The plane going down symbolized death, and the rescued passengers coming out of the water symbolized Resurrection (Romans 6:4).  The ferries on the river symbolized Salvation in 2008, and those who were rescued symbolized Positional Sanctification and Resurrection in 2009.  A ship corresponds to Salvation as a bird corresponds to Resurrection (1 Peter 3:20-21).

NASA rolled out the Shuttle for the STS-119 Mission on January 14, 2009.  The STS-119 Mission Patch, which always comes true, symbolized a wing and an engine along with a plane going down with a bad engine.  Flight 1549 went down on January 15 with two failed engines after hitting birds.

The Star Chart for the landing of Flight 1549 in the Hudson River reveals the heavenly side of the miraculous event.  Midheaven was in conjunction with the Mediator Planet in Aquarius to symbolize a ferry, for rescuing the passengers.  Aquarius related the event to Florida and STS-119 as well as Gaza and the conflict between Israel and the Hamas terrorists.  The four planets in Sagittarius also corresponded to conflict with terrorists.  Headquarters of US Airways is in Tempe, Arizona.  And the God of the Covenants Planet in Leo paired with the Moon in Virgo symbolized the rise of the new US President-elect and the First Lady.

Author:  Larry Wood