UPDATE–Joel Richardson: What Is The Sign Of September 23, 2017?

A great sign appeared in heaven: 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.
Rev.  12:1-2

Claims and speculation about September 23, 2017:
This September there will be a unique celestial configuration during and right after Rosh Hashanah (Sep. 20-22).  It will reach its completion on
September 23, 2017, which is a Saturday.

  • The sun passes through Virgo – clothed in the sun.
  • Moon under her feet.
  • A crown of 12 stars – constellation Leo, which is composed of 9 stars. In 2017 three more added (Mercury, Mars, and Venus)
  • Jupiter the king planet will be between the legs of Venus below her womb.


These are the feasts of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times. Leviticus 23:4

Seven feasts were given to Israel by God.  The 7 feasts are prophetic types, or symbols, that point to the Messiah and which will be fulfilled in Him.

Let no one act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.   Colossians 2:16-17

There are 4 spring feasts and 3 fall feasts.  The spring feasts have been fulfilled, the fall feasts have not been fulfilled.

Spring: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, and Harvest.
Fall: Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Tabernacles

Rosh Hashanah is not one of the feasts.  The Feast of Trumpets in 2017 is September 21-22.  Associating Rosh Hashanah with the Feast of Trumpets began in the second century A.D. shortly after the destruction of the Temple.

Listen to Joel Richardson’s good and wise words urging caution.
Video: The Underground Episode 64: What is the Sign of September 23, 2017?  from Joel Richardson

The Underground Episode 64: What is the Sign of September 23, 2017? from Joel Richardson on Vimeo.

Joel’s post in answer to a question -Rosh Hashanah is not a biblical feast, but Yom Teru’ah or the Feast of Trumpets is a biblical mood. It follows immediately upon Rosh Hashanah. I erred somewhat in emphasizing this.

UPDATE:  In this episode Joel demonstrates the various problems with the false claim that a unique astronomical sign will occur this year on September 23, 2017.

The Underground Episode 65: The False Sign of September 23, 2017 from Joel Richardson on Vimeo.

Recommended Resources:

Mystery Babylon: Unlocking the Bible’s Greatest Prophetic Mystery by Joel Richardson is available at Amazon.

The Feasts of the Lord: God’s Prophetic Calendar from Calvary to the Kingdom by Kevin Howard and Marvin Rosenthal is available at Amazon.

Joel Richardson: Fethullah Gulen, President Erdogan, and Turkish Islam

In this episode, Joel reviews the history and development of Turkish Islam and explains why it is so dangerous.

Recommended Resource:

A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East by David Fromkin available at Amazon.

Joel Richardson: The 2016 American Presidential Election And The Saudi Influence Of Washington

In this episode, Joel takes on the incredibly controversial topic of the Saudi Arabian influence of Washington and what it means for the 2016 American Presidential Election.

The Underground Episode 46: The 2016 American Presidential Election and the Saudi Influence of Washington from Joel Richardson on Vimeo.

Online: Daily Caller – Persian Gulf Sheikhs Gave Bill & Hillary $100 Million 

Recommended Books:

Joel Richardson: Is Isaiah 17 soon to be fulfilled in Damascus?

Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city,
And it will be a ruinous heap.
The cities of Aroer  [Jordan] are forsaken;
They will be for flocks
Which lie down, and no one will make them afraid.
The fortress also will cease from Ephraim,
The kingdom from Damascus,
And the remnant of Syria;
They will be as the glory of the children of Israel,”
Says the Lord of hosts.
4 “In that day it shall come to pass
That the glory of Jacob will wane,
And the fatness of his flesh grow lean.
Isaiah 17:1-4

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Joel tackles the oracle of Isaiah 17. This much talked about prophecy, which speaks of the destruction of Damascus, has been the subject of much discussion since the start of the Syrian civil war. Is this prophecy about to find imminent fulfillment as many students of prophecy are suggesting? Or does the text reveal something else? JoelsTrumpet

The Underground Episode 29: Is Isaiah 17 soon to be fulfilled in Damascus? from Joel Richardson on Vimeo.

Joel Richardson: Daniel 8 and the Next Great Wars

The goat became very great, but at the height of its power the large horn was broken off, and in its place four prominent horns grew up toward the four winds of heaven. Out of one of them came another horn, which started small but grew in power to the south and to the east and toward the Beautiful Land. (Daniel 8:8-9)

Joel Richardson looks at the ram, the goat, and the little horn in Daniel chapter 8 in the historical and end time fulfillment.

In this episode, Joel returns to Daniel chapter 8 to discuss what may be the next major prophecy to be fulfilleDd. Could this prophecy reveal the next major war to unfold across the Middle East? Is it possible that the United States and Europe will be pulled into the expanding regional Sunni-Shi’a conflict?

The Underground Episode 26: Daniel 8 and the Next Great Wars from Joel Richardson on Vimeo.

Online:  Joel’s Trumpet