Signs of the Times

Signs In The Heavens


Jesus said that in the end times there will be unusual activity in the skies. It will begin before the Tribulation Period even starts, and will get progressively worse during the course of those seven years, leading up to the return of Jesus as King of Kings.

Then he said to them: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven." (Luke 21:10-11)

“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:25-28)

In the Book of Revelation the opening of the Sixth Seal will cause the sun to turn black, the moon to be blood-red, and stars to fall to earth. The Greek word for "star" is aster, so this means that asteroids will strike the planet (Revelation 6:12-13).

At the sounding of the Fourth Trumpet, a third of the sky will be blacked out (Revelation 8:12).

Also, when the Fourth Bowl of Wrath is poured out it will cause the sun to send an intense blast of heat (Revelation 16:8-9).

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Prophetic Significance of Signs in the Heavens

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Fearful Events
The Feasts of Israel
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Take a moment to see The Astronomy Picture of The Day
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him...? Psalm 8:3-4 (NIV)
Also: NASA's Eclipse Website
Hubble telescope's top ten greatest space photographs
World Wide Telescope - Microsoft Research
Google Sky

See more recent articles: After December 31, 2013

Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks - scientists

Dec. 17, 2013 - The Sun switches its polarity approximately once every eleven years. It has far-reaching effects, but they are not expected to be catastrophic.
Todd Hoeksema, director of the Wilcox Solar Observatory, said the polarity change is built up throughout the eleven year cycle through areas of intense magnetic activity known as sunspots which gradually move towards the poles, eroding the existing opposite polarity.
Here on Earth it will cause a boost in the occurrence, range and visibility of auroras - the Northern Lights.
Source: New Zealand Herald

Prophetic Significance of Signs in the Heavens

Hope still for 'dead' Comet Ison

Nov. 29, 2013 - Most of the Comet Ison was burned up and broken by its near-encounter with the Sun, but astronomers say that a portion of it may have survived the ordeal and may still be an interesting sight in the December skies.
Source: BBC

Will comet ISON survive its trip around the sun?

Nov. 26, 2013 - Comet ISON may be destroyed by the Sun on Thanksgiving Day. We can join the drama on the Internet. If it survives, it could become a most-impressive sight in the skies in December.
Source: Daily Courier
NASA Hosts Nov. 26 Teleconference and Nov. 28 Hangout to Discuss Comet Nearing Sun - NASA
Fire vs. ISON - Google + Hangout

Stunning Comet ISON photographed by amateur astronomer

Nov. 19, 2013 - Amazing pictures are already available of Comet ISON, which will pass the Sun on Nov. 28, only 730,000 miles above the solar surface.
If ISON survives this close pass, it could put on a great show for skywatchers throughout much of December, experts say.
Source: Fox

Blood moons expert: Watch 2014 and 2015

Oct. 20, 2013 -
Source: WND - Fox News asks if 4 blood moons are sign of the Apocalypse

If The Sun Doesn’t Blast It, Comet ISON Will Soon Light Up The Sky

Sept. 9, 2011 - Comet ISON has a small head, but its tail can extend for millions of miles. It is being called the Comet of the Century, but it is now close to the Sun, and astronomers think it could be destroyed by the Sun before we get to see it. If it survives, it will be visible in late November.
Source: CBS
'Comet of the century' about to fizzle? - WND

The Blood Red Moons Of 2014 And 2015: An Omen Of War For Israel?

Sept. 3, 2013 - A "tetrad" of blood-red moons and an eclipse in 2014 and 2015 could be a heavenly sign of importance for Israel. There have apparently only been eight of these "tetrads," and some of them fell on most-important dates in Israel's history. One of them was in 1949, right after Israel became a nation. Another was in 1967, the year Israel took full control of Jerusalem.
Source: The Truth

56,000 mph: Record explosion rocks moon

May 19, 2013 - A small boulder struck the Moon on Mar. 17, 2013 at some 56,000 mph.
Bill Cooke of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office said in a statement. “It exploded in a flash nearly 10 times as bright as anything we’ve ever seen before.”
Source: WND

Dark, massive asteroid to fly by Earth on May 31

May 18, 2013 - On May 31 Asteroid 1998 QE2 will make its closest pass to Earth. It has a sooty substance on its surface, which could mean it flew too close to the sun. It is 1.7 miles long - big enough to cause global extinction if it collided with the Earth. It will still be 3.6 million miles from our planet this time, but may be closer when it returns in 2119.
Source: LA Times

Photo: Hubble Gets First Glimpse of Possible ‘Comet of the Century’

Apr. 23, 2013 -
Hubble has taken its first close-up views of the much anticipated and potential ‘comet of the century’. On the night of April 10th, the space telescope snapped an image in visible light of Comet ISON while it was still at a whopping distance of 394 million miles from Earth.
It is thought by astronomers that by late November ISON may briefly appear as bright as the Moon.
Source:National Geographic

Viewing Comet PanSTAARS- March and April

Mar. 12, 2013 - Watch video to see when and where to see the newly discovered Comet PanSTAARS. Tonight, Mar. 12th it can be seen with the naked eye or binoculars in the Western sky about 30 minutes after Sunset, just left of a thin crescent Moon.
Source: Fox
Comet Pan-STARRS Near the Moon Tonight: How to See It - Space

Russian region begins recovery from meteor damage

Feb. 16, 2013 - The schock wave from a meteor that exploded yesterday over Russia's Chelyabinsk region blew out the equivalent of 50 acres of windows in more than 4,000 buildings in the region. It also injured some 1,200 people, fifteen of which are still hospitalized today.
Regional governor Mikhail Yurevich on Saturday said damage from the high-altitude explosion — estimated to have the force of 20 atomic bombs — is estimated at 1 billion rubles ($33 million).
Source: USA Today
Meteor may be bigger than early reportsMeteorite fragments found in Russia's Urals region - BBC
Fireballs Reported in Skies above Cuba and California - Telegraph- UK
Russian meteor was largest in a century - Fox
More Than 24,000 Clean Up Meteor Mess in Russian Urals Region - Fox

Meteorites slam into Russia as meteor seen streaking through morning sky

Feb. 15, 2013 - More than 500 people were hurt, mostly by broken glass, when an unexpected meteor streaked across the sky above Russia's Ural Mountains this morning. Shock waves from the meteor caused the damage, and fragments of the meteor fell in a thinly populated area of the Chelyabinsk region.
Source: CBS
Terror from Above: Hundreds Hurt as 11-ton Meteorite Hits Russian City - Fox
About 1,100 injured as meteorite hits Russia with force of atomic bomb - Fox
House to Hold Hearing on Asteroid Threat - NewsMax

Asteroid comes closest to earth at 2:25 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Feb. 15, 2013 -
The best way for most of us to watch asteroid 2012 DA14 come within 17,200 miles of Earth on Friday, and then recede harmlessly into the cosmos, is to fire up your Web browser and watch the show online.
Source: NBC
NASA Live - Follows Asteroid Flyby

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Prophetic Significance of Signs in the Heavens

Asteroid 2012 DA14: 5 Surprising Facts About Friday's Earth Flyby

Feb. 14, 2014 - This huge rock will pass very close to earth Friday but will not collide with it. Read five reasons it is a history-making event.
Source: Fox

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Astronomy Picture of The Day
NASA's Eclipse Website
Hubble telescope's top ten greatest space photographs
World Wide Telescope - Microsoft Research
The Gospel In The Stars - Prophecy Central
My stars! Is 2nd Coming of Jesus etched in night sky? - in our "Rapture" section.
The Gospel in the Stars - by J.R. Church Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3

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