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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Genesis 1:14 Further Study
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Current Events

Prophetic Significance of Signs in the Heavens

See also:
Fearful Events
The Feasts of Israel
Glorious Return of Christ

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

World Wide Telescope - Microsoft Research

Google Sky

See more recent articles: After January 1, 2018

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Evangelist Ray Comfort on Whether 'Great American Eclipse' is Sign from God

Aug. 16, 2017 - Next Monday the Great American Eclipse will span the country. Some Christian leaders suggest that it is a sign of God's impending judgment on the country. Evangelist Ray Comfort gave his opinion:
"I've learned to never say that things are definitely a sign." Instead ... Comfort encouraged Christians to use it as an opportunity to point people to the God of the Bible.
Source: Gospel Herald
8 Eclipse Tips: Everything You Need Know Ahead of Monday's Event - NewsMax
Total Solar Eclipse 2017: When, Where and How to See It (Safely) - Space
What time does the Great American Eclipse start? - Los Angeles Times
Anne Graham-Lotz: Great American Eclipse Could Be Sign God's 'Severe Judgement' is Coming to America - Gospel Herald
Can you feel it? America thrust into spiritual darkness - WND

Prophetic Significance of Signs in the Heavens

The Coming Solar Eclipse: What the Bible Tells Us About This Phenomenon

July 15, 2017 - A solar eclipse will take place over the United States on August 21st. This has not happened for more than a hundred years. This particular eclipse may not have a direct connection to Bible prophecy, but there are many passages of Scripture that relate to this phenomenon, from Moses' time (Exodus 10:21-23) to the crucifixion of Christ (Mark 15:32-33). At the end of the future Tribulation, Revelation 6:12 predicts:
“I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.”
Source: CBN
Update: 7/31/17 - Authorities are treating August's solar eclipse, the first in 99 years, like it's the end of the world - Newsweek

Set Your Alarms! A Full Moon, Comet, AND Lunar Eclipse Will All Appear This Weekend

Feb. 7, 2017 -

From the evening of Feb. 10 into the morning of Feb. 11, space observers will be treated to quite the stunning show, as a snow moon, lunar eclipse, and New Year comet will simultaneously light up the sky.

Source: PopSugar
'Snow Moon' Lunar Eclipse Shines with Comet Tonight: What to Expect -
NASA Scientists Baffled By Color Lights Shooting Into Space - NewsMax

Huge meteor passes over the Chicago area

Feb. 6, 2017 -

If you were awake early Monday morning, you might have noticed a bright green fireball in the sky over the Chicago area.... was also seen as far west as Minnesota -- and as far east as New York.

Source: AOL

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Astronomy Picture of The Day
NASA's Eclipse Website
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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