How to find the Pearly Gates in the Heavens and the Rapture

Daniel Larimer
8 min readMay 27, 2024


We all want to make it to the Pearly Gates in the Rapture… but how do we find them? Those seeking the Rapture must have an accurate understanding of his calendar or you will be looking at the wrong place and the wrong time.

And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl — Revelation 21:21

We know that the 12 gates are associated with the twelve tribes.

And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel. — Revelation 21:12

What many don’t realize is that the 12 tribes are also associated with 12 constellations. For example, the tribe of Judah is associated with the Lion.

Ezekiel and John had a vision describing the four headed figure, one head of a man, another a lion, an ox, and a an eagle. Each head matches the four principal tribes and the four “cornerstone” constellations. The principle tribes in Israels camp are: Reuben, Judah, Dan and Joseph which correspond with the gemstones on the high priests breastplate.

Reuben is compared to a man and to water which matches up with the Water Bearer (Aquarius). Judah is compared to a lion. His name means “praised” referencing the “Lion of the Tribe of Judah” or King of Kings. Dan is said to be a serpent (counterpart of an eagle) like the Scorpion (Scorpius). His name means “judge.” Moses compared Joseph’s twin sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, to the two horns of the wild ox or Bull (Taurus)

I also did a video on the Golden Gate of the Ecliptic through which all the planets, sun, and moon pass over time. On October 9th, Jupiter which the Bible compares to the Son of Man, will be standing still at the gate and nocking.

Psalm 19

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it.

This verse is interesting because the heavens are compared to a tabernacle that has a door, gate, or portal through which the Bridegroom comes rising on one end of heaven (or the sky) and setting on the other.

Gate for the Moon

Thus saith the Lord GOD; The gate of the inner court that looks toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened. — Ezekiel 46:1

The thing to remember is that “new moon” means “new month” because the word for moon and month are almost interchangeable. Over time and tradition most have adopted the sliver moon as the start of the month.

If the heavens are the tabernacle, and the gates are constellations and the moon marks the month, then the gate looking east should be opened for the moon and the gate is pearly!

Full Moon is the Pearly East Gate

There are 12 constellations (or gates), one for each month.

The Meaning of East

The sun rises in the east, beginning the daylight. The gate looking east is to be opened on the start of the new month. And the word “east” also means to begin or go in front of.

Hebrew word for East also means Beginning or to go Before

This would suggest that we should be looking to the East for signs in the sun, moon, and stars of when things begin. But Pharisee tradition has everyone looking to the West for when things begin.

In order to see the first sliver you must look West at sunset. In order to see the “start” of the Pharisee day you must look “West” for sunset.

“Truly, truly, I tell you, whoever does not enter the sheepfold by the [east/front] gate, but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber. But the one who enters by the [east/front] gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen for his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will flee from him because they do not recognize his voice.”” — John 10:1

I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star. — Revelation 22:16

The Morning Star, Venus, is seen in the East at sunrise.

Now when the prince shall prepare a voluntary burnt offering or peace offerings voluntarily unto the LORD, one shall then open him the gate that looketh toward the east, and he shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, as he did on the sabbath day: then he shall go forth; and after his going forth one shall shut the gate. — Ezek 46:12

He is our Prince and he comes through the East Gate.

Anyone looking to enter by another gate, say the West Gate of sunset and the sliver moon is a thief.


And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years…And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. — Gen 1:14,16 (KJV)

This translation, like most translations of this verse adds words that separate the moon from the stars, but in the Hebrew it is very clear that the moon rules with the night and the stars.

The light the greater to rule with the day, and the light the lessor to rule with the night and the stars. Genesis 1:16

My interpretation of this is that the moon only has authority for signs (to rule) at night and with the stars. A sliver moon that can only be seen at sunset before the stars comes out lacks the authority to rule for signs.

A second witness that the ruling (ordinances) of the moon is combined with the stars as a light night.

Thus saith YHVH, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divides the sea when the waves thereof roar; YHVH of hosts is his name:If those ordinances depart from before me, saith YHVH, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever. — Jeremiah 31:35–36

Evidence of Corruption of Sabbaths

Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. — Isaiah 1:13

Finally He saith to them; Your new moons and your Sabbaths I cannot
away with
. Ye see what is His meaning ; it is not your present
Sabbaths that are acceptable
[unto Me], but the Sabbath which I have
made... —
Barnabas 15:8

Psalm 81:3

You shall blow with the New Moon shofar in the FULL MOON, for the day of our festival sacrifice. — Psalms 81:3

Some people have attempted to claim that FULL MOON means “covered moon” and therefore “dark moon”; however, a sliver moon is not fully covered so this verse would clearly rule that out and a fully dark moon is not a light defined as a sign.

Signs on Appointed Times

There are many signs people have identified in the Sun, Moon, and Stars for major events and those described by scripture. Only the Full Moon calendar has all signs falling on appointed times.

Book of Enoch

Given everything that I have discussed so far, I must find that the Book of Enoch is incompatible with the Bible in fundamental ways. While it acknowledges the 12 gates (portals/windows/constellations), it teaches to look to the West for the sliver moon to identify the start of the month and it entirely ignores the stars. Technically, it mentions looking for the “last day” of the month as the sliver in the east before the dark moon; however, by the time the moon rises enough to see the sliver the stars are long gone and at best this could be a sign for the dark conjunction.

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! — Isaiah 5:20


I will gather those that are sorrowful for the appointed feasts, to whom the shame of it (the feasts) was a burden. — Zephaniah 3:18

Those who long to find the true appointed feasts are the ones He says he will gather. We should be seeking out his times and be sad that we have lost them.

We are a royal priesthood who will be sanctified in the Rapture.

And thou shalt bring Aaron and his sons unto the door (east gate) of the tabernacle of the congregation, and wash them with water. And thou shalt put upon Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him, and sanctify him; that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office. — Exodus 40:12–15

We need to find our way to the East Gate and that means finding his true appointed times with the full moon rising in the East with the stars just after the sun sets in the West.



Daniel Larimer

Cofounder of,,, and author of More Equal Animals — the subtle art of true democracy.