Is the eclipse a biblical sign?

//Is the eclipse a biblical sign?

QUESTION: Do you think the upcoming total eclipse is a biblical sign?

In a word, no. An eclipse, though rare, is a natural phenomenon that occurs on a regular, totally predictable schedule and has since God created the heavens and the earth. Furthermore, an eclipse is only visible to certain geographic areas and only lasts for a few minutes.

Jesus, of course, spoke of the sun being blacked out and the moon turning to blood and the stars falling from the sky. This is symbolism, though —clearly not literal.

The prophets who lived before Jesus spoke in similar terms. For example, in the 13th chapter of Isaiah the day of Jehovah is accompanied by the same foreboding celestial phenomena; verse 10 stating: “For the stars of the heavens and their constellations will not give off their light; the sun will be dark when it rises, and the moon will not shed its light.”

In reality, the day of Jehovah came upon Jerusalem in the form of the Babylonian juggernaut that was acting as God’s appointed executioner.

Similarly, the prophecy of Joel foretells of a great army of locusts devastating the world, accompanied by apocalyptic signs: “Into the city they rush, on the wall they run. Onto the houses they climb, through the windows they enter like a thief. Before them the land trembles and the heavens rock. Sun and moon have become dark, and the stars have lost their brightness. Jehovah will raise his voice before his army, for his camp is very numerous. For the one carrying out His word is mighty; for the day of Jehovah is great and very awe-inspiring. Who can endure it?”

Revelation uses the same imagery as well, where it says: “And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and a great earthquake occurred; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the entire moon became as blood, and the stars of heaven fell to the earth as when a fig tree shaken by a high wind drops its unripe figs. And the heaven departed as a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and every island was removed from its place. Then the kings of the earth, the high officials, the military commanders, the rich, the strong, every slave, and every free person hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. And they keep saying to the mountains and to the rocks: ‘Fall over us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, because the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?’”

Surely a brief, two-minute eclipse would hardly cause everyone on earth to scurry in panic and dread. Revelation is presented in signs —symbols. The Scriptures are foretelling a great crash that will rock civilization —bringing it to its knees. It will seem as if the sky has fallen, that the sun has gone dark.  These signs will coincide with the return of Christ.

More than likely this symbolism betokens the literal pall that will darken the skies as a result of the detonation of nuclear weapons and the resultant signature mushroom clouds they produce. Not only would governments collapse but the sun, moon and stars would literally be diminished by the great plumes of smoke and ash. Another likely scenario, an EMP generated by high-altitude nuclear blasts could cause great portions of the world to be plunged into darkness. 

The prophecy of Joel seems to indicate this very thing, where Jehovah states: “And I will give wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the coming of the great and awe-inspiring day of Jehovah.”

Indeed, the events associated with the return of Christ are not naturally occurring phenomena, such as an eclipse, or a passing comet or a so-called blood moon. The darkening of the skies will be a result of the madness unleashed by men, influenced by demons. It will serve as an undeniable, foreboding signal that this world is going to be completely destroyed and its reigning gods, Satan and his demons, are going to be deposed by Jesus Christ.

2017-08-21T19:58:44+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Mailbag|32 Comments
  • Marvin W

    Here’s the thing, though, the Luciferian’s do use the signs in the sky to mark events, and this year the Feast of Trumpets and the UN International peace day are on the same day. Sept 21, 2017. I would not be obsessed about that day, but will be watching to see if anything interesting happens.

    • Sure, Satan might try to pull something off to coincide with an eclipse. No doubt multitudes of superstitious people could be taken in by it. But it would not be the fulfillment of the prophecies regarding the sun going dark and the moon turning to blood.

  • Marvin W

    Jehovah does use the Sun, stars and moon as signs. But the signs are not like a horoscope fortuneteller.

    NIV: Genesis 1:14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate
    the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred
    times, and days and years.

    Three times I know of the the signs in the sky could only come from Jehovah

    Joshua 10, The Sun and Moon stood still
    Isaiah 38:8 Sun goes back 10 steps on the sundial
    Mark 15:33 Darkness from noon till 3 in the afternoon

    The thing about these signs from the sky, they could only come from Jehovah and the signs occur as they are happening.

    As the end nears, people on the earth will see signs from the Heavenly bodies that can only come from Jehovah’s power over the Universe. They are not fortunetelling signs, Jehovah’s signs are letting us know his judgement is happening now.

  • Craig Knight

    I’ve seen a total eclipse before. It’s a very eerie thing to witness and something one never forgets. This coming eclipse is best seen in Oregon near Portland is what I have heard. Tons of people are going to be heading in that direction to see this event. The sickening part of this is that many greedy people take advantage of others by charging extreme prices for hotels and I also heard that gas is going up just for this occasion. I for one am very glad that greedy people won’t inherit the Kingdom. But I guess people follow the government’s greedy practices of taking advantage of any one they can.

    • Max

      The majority of the hotels in Portland are already booked, and in the Seaside Astoria area I was told there are no vacancies already. It’s going to be madness here in Portland.

      • Craig Knight

        Yeah if I were you I’d avoid the crowds. But that’s cool you can see that from your backyard. I have a cabin in Klamath Falls that I go to to chill out every 6 weeks or so. When I retired I had to buy up there. I was planning on going around the 20th but I’m gonna wait until the mob leaves.

    • I experienced a total eclipse once before too. It is eerie. It is disorienting because the sunlight that comes around the sun stikes objects from two slightly different angels, producing two offset shadows. You feel like your tripping. ;~)

      • Craig Knight

        Yeah it’s an experience alright! At my age I hate crowds so I will just wait to see this on the news in my comfy recliner. Ha!

      • Jamie Mac

        Is it just a co-incidence the moon is placed at the right distance from the earth to produce this wonderful effect. The answer to my question is obviously a resounding NO. Jehovah is indeed worthy of our praise and lots more

    • im glad too

    • Jamie Mac

      Hi Craig , in my part of the world ( England ), a total eclipse is not required for greedy people to take advantage. A 3 month summer period is a perfect excuse for some ferry operators to hike their prices up 3 fold. I am referring to the Isle of Wight ferry which runs between Southampton , ( south coast of England ) and the island mentioned above. It is the most expensive ferry crossing in the world, or so I have read, and it really makes me mad about what they can get away with. Like you, I take comfort in the fact greedy people wont’ inherit the Kingdom.

      • Craig Knight

        Proverbs 28:22 The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them. All greedy people like these super rich arrogant clowns like Bill Gates and that facebook kid. They will lose all their false power when their riches are thrown into the streets. Much better to be rich with God.

  • Cathii D’Anthonii

    Thank you for the good sound reasoning..This new generation has caught themselves thinking that being a witch is cool!! The foolish thinking a a white witch is better than a dark witch..whatever that means. To the demons it’s all a game making people think they have control when they dont..Even now some of these “praise the Lord” pastors are thinking the eclpyse is A Great Sign from God. They will know who Jehovah is soon enough.

  • The Raven

    On your tweet about china and india, I’ve been saying for weeks that North Korea is China’s headache. I do not take a favorable view of Kim regardless. I have never believed the enemy of my enemy is my friend bs and even though the west is an antagonist China knows Kim is increasingly becoming a problem which invites unwanted intervention. India, however has faced off with Pakistan in the past and it would not surprise me if they pull the trigger with china. But, even there we know who’s behind it. There are a number of kettles about to boil over. It’s anyone’s guess which is first.

    • Easach L S of Coimbatore

      Just Think why India made ties with Israel as recently as 1st July 2017 The answer is there.

  • The Raven

    On your tweet about Antifa violence and Mueller:

    FBI Admits Federal Informants Linked to Deadly Charlottesville Riots; Unlikely To Face Charges

    • It appears as if the British-run RussiaGate is not going to take Trump down, so now the same sort of coup operation that took down the president of Ukraine is being run in the US. So, it looks like they are going for civil war and a coup, if not an outright assassination. Someone is surely desperate to take him out. Interesting times, these.

      • The Raven

        That’s for sure. George Soros money behind a great deal of these activities. Possibly another “color” revolution in the works. There is speculation he funds the right also but that’s harder to prove as he’s covered his tracks pretty well.
        Trump’s a huge problem for the deep state. It is plain to me that these leaders; Trump. Xi. Putin, Bassad etc are being frog marched to war whether they want it or not by demonic forces behind the scenes. I dare say we may soon get a better understanding of how we lost JFK and why.

  • Sharon

    sorry I don’t agree,i believe we will see such signs in the heavens. just my opinion

    • If so, how is it possible for the stars to fall from the heavens? Where would they fall to? There’s trillions of stars up there. Many of them are so enormous that our sun is dwarfed by them.

      • Revelation states that the Dragon, using its tail, drags a third of the stars from the heavens and throws them to the earth. This is obviously not literal stars. I believe this is often said to symbolise angels siding with Satan resulting in the war in Heaven. So, if this is symbolic, why can’t the stars falling from heaven be symbolic? Could this also be referring to the war in heaven?

  • The Raven

    Bill Hicks: To the new president, “any questions?”

    • hes going to be suprized when he wakes up 🙂

      • The Raven

        hahaha! Yes he will! So will George Carlin. I could here him now, ” So…it wasn’t ALL bs?” lol!

  • Sharon

    great article on the eclipse on steve quale site

  • Huldah

    There’s an article up on The Economic Collapse Blog that says that another eclipse is coming in the 2020’s sometime. If you take the path of this one and the path of that one together, they create an X over the US. Strange coincidence.

  • Huldah

    There’s going to be a US military exercise on eclipse day. No big surprise if Satan capitalizes on this phenomenon.

    • The Raven

      You want popcorn or boiled peanuts? Eh what the heck. I’ll bring both. 🙂

  • Sam Knight

    I would agree. An emp blast would fit the description of prophecy. This generation is very much dependent upon modern technology. An emp blast would render the things we now depend on as useless. The degenerates of society will be plunged into darkness and confusion whenever such a thing would occur.
    I can just see Leroy and his gangbangers raping and pillaging their way through the streets whenever their internet goes down.

  • Burt Reynolds

    Obviously not after yesterday!

  • Sharon

    sorry just cannot help myself.after checking into past eclipses,and when they have appeared throughout history,they are definitely just as Jehovah says,the sun,moon,and stars are for signs and seasons,not like winter,spring summer,and fall,but divine appointements rehearsals on gods calendar.check it out more thourougly.

  • Richard Long

    For Robert and all my very cherished fellow searchers, my good friend and co-worker was able to take his family to the optimum location in KY USA for the event and shared this picky taken by his HS age daughter. Enjoy!

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