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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See more recent articles: After December 31, 2015

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 ordained,
What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?
- Psalm 8:3-4 (NKJV)

Also: NASA's Eclipse Website

Hubble telescope's top ten greatest space photographs

World Wide Telescope - Microsoft Research

Google Sky

Christmas full moon will be 1st since 1977

Dec. 20, 2015 -

There were Christmas full moons in 1901 and 1920. The next Christmas full moon will happen in 2034 with another in 2053.

Source: Triblive
Large asteroid to pass by earth on Christmas eve - Fox2now

Prophetic Significance of Signs in the Heavens

As planets align, some see return of Jesus’ Star of Bethlehem

Oct. 26 - In the early morning skies, Three bright planets stand out between now and Nov. 3.

The relative brightness of Venus and Jupiter make the event easily seen by the naked eye or binoculars and is being labeled by some Internet-savvy astronomers as the same Star of Bethlehem phenomenon the magi saw some 2,000 years ago.

Source: Amanda Borschel-Dan - Times of Israel (!!!) Photo from NASA

'Supermoon' Total Lunar Eclipse Thrills Skywatchers Around the World

Sept. 28, 2015 -

The event marked the first supermoon total lunar eclipse since 1982, and the last until 2033- and it was visible to potentially billions of people across the Western Hemisphere and parts of Europe, Africa and Asia.


Supermoon Lunar Eclipse of 2015: Viewing Maps for the Blood Moon

Sept. 27, 2015 - presents sky maps for when and where to see the lunar eclipse.

The moon will pass through Earth's shadow in a dazzling total lunar eclipse on Sunday, Sept. 27, and early Monday, Sept. 28, creating a blood moon during lunar perigee. A so-called supermoon lunar eclipse.

Streaming Video - NASA

Are the Blood Moons Relevant to Bible Prophecy?

Sept. 2015 - Nathan Jones and David Reagan discuss the importance of the Four Blood Moons that will culminate on Sept. 28 with the fourth occurrence of this event during Jewish Festivals. They remind us that it should not result in any date-setting - especially about the Rapture, and that past occurrences have usually been after the important event that they supposedly represented. It is true that God uses signs in the heavens to get our attention, and we are certainly seeing End Times conditions. They conclude:

"You are not taking any big risks whatsoever if you say in the future in this two-year period of time from 2014-2015 something important is going to happen in Israel."

Source: Lamb and Lion Ministries

Blood moons: Adding up the evidence

Sept 5, 2015 - For those who want more of the science and history of the "four blood moons," Pastor Mark Biltz, author of “Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs,” gives the details. In a summary of the phenomenon, he writes:

Historically, a tetrad also occurred in 1493, while the Jews were being expelled from Spain. Another tetrad occurred in 1949, soon after the state of Israel was founded. The last tetrad happened in 1967, during the Six-Day War between Arabs and Israelis.

Source: WND

More about Blood Moons

Pluto’s Portrait From New Horizons: Ice Mountains and No Craters

July 15, 2015 - NASA's New Horizons spaceship has cruised past Pluto, returning great photographs that have ...

... revealed mountains as tall as the Rockies, and an absence of craters — discoveries that, to their delight, baffled scientists working on NASA’s New Horizons mission and provided punctuation for a journey nine and a half years in the making.

Source: NY Times

Venus and Jupiter converge to form a 'double star'

July 1, 2015 - From our position on Earth, it looked like Venus and Jupiter were about to collide Wednesday night. They were less than a third of a degree apart and the perceived distance between them was less than the width of a full moon.

This convergence is known as a planetary conjunction - which is often cited as a possible scientific explanation for the Star of Bethlehem, the sign in the Gospel of Matthew that drew the Magi to the birth of Jesus.

Source: Haaretz

Blood Moons

Read our commentary: Do the Blood Moons Really Mean Anything?
Many of the articles on this page also relate to this phenomenon.

Sky spectacle: Lunar eclipse to feature 'blood moon'

Apr. 3, 2015 - The third blood moon in a tetrad [series of four in a two-year period], will occur in the early morning hours tomorrow.

According to NASA, the total phase of the eclipse will only last about five minutes, making it the shortest lunar eclipse of the century. In the West, the total eclipse will begin at 4:58 a.m. Pacific Time and end 5 minutes later.

Source: USA Today
Blood Moon With Total Lunar Eclipse & Eerie Biblical Message Rising Over U.S. Easter, Passover Weekend - San Francisco CBS
'Blood Moons' discoverer: 'More judgment coming' - WND

Blood Moons Film: Winners and Losers

Mar. 24, 2015 - This analysis of the film "Four Blood Moons" takes an honest look at the strengths and weaknesses of the new documentary about the tetrad of blood moons we are experiencing. It is rich in historical information and very pro-Israel. It is convincinig and faith-building. But, in his opinion, it should have given more credit to Mark Blitz for developing the story.

The theater crowd at the premiere exploded in applause when Dennis Prager and John Hagee made the point that any nation that turns its back on Israel will be a loser.

Source: Bob O'Dell - WND

'Breathtaking' solar eclipse witnessed by millions

Mar. 20, 2015 - The best solar eclipse seen in years occured today as the Moon came between us and the Sun,

The deep shadow formed first in the North Atlantic and then swept up into the Arctic, ending at the North Pole.

Source: BBC

Netanyahu speech setting stage for Last Days?

Feb. 25, 2015 -

Many Christian leaders around the globe agree — the United States is at a very pivotal point in world and biblical history with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s much-contended March 3 speech before Congress at the nation’s capital.

President Barack Obama rebuked House Speaker John Boehner for inviting Netanyahu to speak to Congress. The President and some other Democrats will not attend the speech, causing an unprecedented disconnect between the U.S. and Israel.

Mark Biltz, author of the book Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs, says that biblical prophecies about Israel standing alone in the End Times may be coming to pass. Signs in the heavens could also be a warning of things to come. Next month, near the time of Israel's vital elections and the Passover season there will be a solar eclipse and then a blood moon. He says, "God is trying to tell us something about a divine appointment.”

Source: One News Now

'Four Blood Moons' hits big screen: 'Something is about to change'

Feb. 10, 2015 - A big-screen docu-drama about the current series of four blood moons and their possible meaning for Israel, the Middle East and the world will debut as a one-night event on March 23.
"Four Blood Moons combines Scripture, science, history and big-screen live action spanning centuries, including previous similar lunar occurrences and the earth-shaking changes around them."
The movie is based on the best-seller Four Blood Moons: Something Is about to Change by John Hagee. It is directed by Academy Award winner Kieth Merrill, and features nationally syndicated radio host and author Dennis Prager, and acclaimed American historian and WallBuilders president David Barton.
Source: OneNewsNow
See the Trailer!
See earlier information on Blood Moons
Do the Blood Moons Really Mean Anything? - Ron's Blog

Look Up To See Latest Comet Lovejoy

Jan. 15, 2014 - Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) has a pale green tail and is visible with the naked eye until Jan. 24th.
It can be seen with the naked eye in dark, clear skies. To spot Comet Lovejoy, just look in the direction of Orion, Taurus and the Pleiades, high in the southeast sky.
Source: Scientific American

An Asteroid Will Be Making A Close Call This Month, Visible With Backyard Telescopes

Jan. 13, 2015 - On Jan. 26 a large asteroid (2004 BL86) will pass the earth close enough to be seen by backyard telescopes.
Size:. . . between 400-900 meters (1300-2900 feet) across. That’s big; by comparison, the meteorite that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia in 2013, damaging some 1,500 buildings and injuring some 500 people, is was estimated to be one twentieth that size.
The asteroid will pass the earth at approximately three times the distance from the earth to the moon.
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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.
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