Tuesday, July 10, 2012

City in the Sky

In my previous blog, called The Unfolding End Time Events (see here),  I reposted the abbreviated sequence of end time events that the Lord gave to Oden Hetrick.  This highly favored servant of the Lord, who had visited heaven over eighty times during his earthly pilgrimage, published his book City in the Sky, on 7-7-77.

This book is now out of print. But you can still read the first part of the book entitled “Inside the Gates of Heaven” on the official Oden Hetrick website.  Or you can order the complete book with the ‘Order of Events’ here.
God's City in the Sky Will Appear Visibly
I want to highlight one particular part of the book, and that's the part where he wrote about God's City in the Sky coming down out of heaven to earth.

Brother Hetrick states, “Science tells us about God's physical creation. The Bible describes God's spiritual creation. God has physical things like stars, suns, planets, clouds, trees and flesh of men and animals.  These are scientifically and physically understood. God also has spiritual things, like the Holy City, the book of life, the tree of life, the river of life, mansions, angels, departed saints, salvation and souls of men.  These things can only be believed and understood and seen by the help of the Spirit of God. There are, however, some spiritual things which are visible to mortals.  The Bible is a spiritual book, saints on earth are spiritual people, and someday soon the spiritual city of God will appear in the sky visible to all people on earth.”

Two Suns?
Like I said in a June 2010 article, called Light of the World (see here), "Jesus Christ is referred to in Scripture as the Sun of Righteousness. The prophet Malachi wrote: 'For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze,' says the LORD of hosts, 'so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.' (Mal 4:1-2). The word for sun in this passage is the Hebrew word , שׁמשׁ, 'shemesh' (sheh'-mesh). It comes from an unused root meaning to be brilliant; the sun. So while the expression 'Sun of Righteousness' sounds like the English expression 'Son of Righteousness,' this is not the case in the original Hebrew language the Scripture was written in. This Hebrew word shemesh is the same word used for the actual sun in our sky, which is the closest star to the earth. But the Scripture does not confuse God with the sun, and never does it teach that the sun is God or that we should worship the sun. 'For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.' (Psa 84:11)"

When the Lord Jesus comes back very soon in all His glory, He will come as the Sun of Righteousness.  For all the arrogant and every evildoer, that day will burn like a furnace, which will set them ablaze.  But for those who fear His name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing. When he comes, they will skip like calves.

Location and Descent of the Second Sun
So where is the Holy City located?  Brother Hetrick states: “THE HOLY CITY IS LOCATED NORTH OF OUR SUN.”

He explains how the City of God will descend to earth: “The City of God will come down from the spiritual heavens to the second heaven and go into orbit with our sun.  To those on earth the Holy City will be another sun.”

Photos and Videos of Two Suns in 2012
I happened to see this video, uploaded to Youtube by juniorkitty11, which I'd like to share with you. It was recorded on May 24, 2012. Please disregard the captions in the video.

I am not sure exactly what the object is that is recorded in this video above. But whatever it is, I believe it is a sign of Jesus Christ coming.  I don't know what it is, but here are some other videos you might want to check out.

Video 2 - Two Suns Arise - I am aware that at 2:13, there is a photo shopped picture.  But some of the other photos shown in this video appear as though they could be legitimate. Notice at 4:15, there is a photo of a bright, square object over an Antarctic observation station (photo below).

Video frame at 2:13 of Video 2 by HybridSpeciesVids

Same video frame as above with shape added for emphasis

Video 3 - The Sun Has a Friend -I think this is the best video.  It shows a beautiful sunrise with two suns.  Notice at 9:24 in this video that the bright object which appears beneath the sun is square shaped.  It's very interesting, because the City of God is foursquare -- a cube -- 1,400 miles high, and just as deep and wide.

Video Frame at 9:24 in Video 2, by RevKR187

Same frame with my shapes added for emphasis

Video 4 - Simultaneous Sunrise and Sunset? - In this video, uploaded by Banglawaz0, someone claims to have recorded a western sky sunset while rays of light emanate from the eastern horizon. I'm not sure about this one.

Video 5 - Two Suns in China? - The person who recorded this video apparently used a CD to filter the sun's light and get a shot of two suns.

Photos of Two Suns
These are some of the most amazing photos I have seen, which are cause for pause and wonder.  These are all from video 2, "Two Suns Arise," by HybridSpeciesVids

First the Darkness Must Come
One reason I am not convinced that these sightings are the actual Holy City is that the three days of darkness must first come upon the whole earth before the appearing of the Lord and His City in the Sky.  Brother Hetrick states: "THICK DARKNESS (both physical and spiritual) COVERS THE EARTH BEFORE THE LORD APPEARS." This will occur immediately before the rapture and just before the Great Tribulation begins.  He warns, "This will be a very trying time for about 3 days, hold on to your faith." And then he makes the following comments with these scripture references:

"Darkness will cover the earth, and gross darkness the people." Isa.60:2

"Sun darkened, moon turned to blood, before the great day of the Lord." Joel 2:31 & Acts 2:20

"The light is darkened in the heavens." Isa.5:30

"Through the Lord's wrath the land is darkened." Isa.9:19

"Howl, for the day of the Lord is at hand, it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty." Isa.13:6

"The sun shall be darkened and the moon will not shine." Isa.13:10

"The earth shall mourn and the heavens above be black." Jer.4:28

"The day of the Lord is gloominess, clouds, thick darkness, then morning."  Selah Joel 2:1-2

"The day of the Lord is near; sun, moon and stars will be darkened." Joel 3:14-15

"It had become dark and Jesus had not yet come (to his disciples)." John 6:17

"The night comes when no man can work." John 9:4 (see Isa.50:3  Mat.24:29  Mrk.13:24  Rev.6:12)

Hidden By Darkness the Holy City Enters Our Solar System
Brother Hetrick states: "Hidden by darkness, the Holy City containing God and Jesus on the throne and all the departed saints, enters our solar system."  Then he makes the following comments on these verses, among others:

"He holds back the face (presence) of His throne. (by darkness covering the earth)" Job 26:9

"He came down, darkness was under His feet, darkness was His secret place, thick clouds of the skies
were around Him." Psalm 18:9-11

"Clouds and darkness are about Him." Psa. 97:2

Earth Out of Orbit
Brother Hetrick states: "AS THE CITY OF GOD APPROACHES UNSEEN, (earth is covered with dark clouds) THE EARTH AND ITS SKY (and all the planets) SHAKE AND MOVE OUT OF PLACE:  STARS (meteorites) FALL TO EARTH."

His Appearing
Brother Hetrick states: "Sudden appearance --- the Holy City, which contains God and Jesus on the throne and all the departed saints, suddenly dispels the darkness and appears in the sky over Israel." He explains that this will occur following

God's Throne is Like a Fiery Flame
Brother Hetrick states: "When the throne of God appears it is like a fiery flame."  And he cites the following Scriptures:

Our God shall come...a fire shall devour before Him. Psalm 50:3

Righteousness and salvation go forth as a bright burning lamp. Isaiah 62:1

His throne is like fiery flame, a fiery stream went forth before Him. Daniel 7:9-10

Who shall stand when He appears for He is like a refiner's fire. Mal 3:2

Jesus revealed in flaming fire. 2 Thes. 1:7-8

Our God is a consuming fire. (The fire that consumes fire) Heb.12:29

Putting it All Together
I cannot confirm what's in all these photos and videos.  I cannot say for sure what this bright object is that all these people have been seeing.  I can only speculate.  It seems to be a very large, very bright, celestial body that sometimes appears to be cube-shaped and is now within our solar system. It's interesting to consider what it could be.

I asked a professional photographer to examine these photos and videos for possible tampering.  He specializes in creating special effects with photoshop, and after he looked at this blog, he said, "I don't think that there is any photoshopping. It's a natural shot, really amazing. I don't know how this phenomenon happened but it's really indescribable."

In Oden Hetrick's book, City in the Sky, he explains that before we see the Holy City appearing in our sky with Jesus on the throne, there must first be the capture of Jerusalem, and then worldwide darkness for 3 days. As the Holy City approaches the earth, it will actually move our planet out of its current orbit.

One thing I do know for sure is this -- Jesus Christ is coming back very soon! I know this because my spirit bears witness to it, as do the spirits of many other disciples. And because He told us that these signs in the sun and sky would clearly point to His soon return, along with the many other signs of the times I've been reporting in my other posts on this blog. 

His coming is near, even at the door.  "Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door." (Mat 24:32-33)

In fact, Jesus Christ says, "I'm beyond the door!"  In November 2009, the Lord Jesus said to Angelica Zambrano in her visit to heaven, "I am no longer at the door; I am beyond the door.  I will come soon; My coming is near.  My people have left Me and gone back to worldly things...Tell My people to return to the old paths."

Jesus said to her, "I will come for a holy people and I will come soon for My church."  But at the time she recorded that November 2009 heavenly visitation of hers, she said the Lord had spoken to her again after she returned to her body on earth.  She said, "Two weeks ago the Lord told me, "Daughter, I take pleasure in what you are doing, that you are fulfilling what I have given you, but do not tell My people that I am coming soon.  Tell My people that I am coming right away." Again the Lord said, "Tell My people that I am coming right away and that I am coming for a holy people.  Tell My people that only the holy ones, only the holy ones will see Me!...And do not be silent: Keep on declaring what I have told you."

If you already know the Lord Jesus, you need to be seeking Him like never before, hunting for sin in your life, and making sure you are right with Him.  Repent of all known sin in your life, get baptized with His Holy Spirit and fire, and return to the old paths.  Daily ask the Holy Spirit to cleanse your robe of every filthy stain, and press out all the wrinkles. Get busy preaching to others like your family and friends to repent and call on the name of Jesus Christ.

If you haven't read Something is Going On In 2012 or Trumpets Heard Around the World, I'd like to encourage you to read those next. Then see the other end times posts at Urgent Edition: Imminent Return of Jesus Christ!

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.

Author's note: You must take responsibility for your own actions. Nobody knows the day or the hour, and in no way am I date setting. This is only to provide you with information, so that you can make your own decisions, for which you will be accountable to God. You may also visit our Signs of the Times Directory, and access my complete blog directory at Writing for the Master.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.