Thursday, July 14, 2011

Signs in the Sun and Moon

And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
Luke 21:11
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
Luke 21:26

As the apostles were marveling  at the splendor of the second temple one day, Jesus astounded them with a prophecy that the temple would be destroyed completely.  His detail was amazing.  Jesus explained, "the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down (Luke 21:6)." This statement caused His amazed and most likely fearful followers to question Jesus about this event and the End of Days.  

Approximately 37 years later the words of Jesus about the temple's destruction were fulfilled with stunning accuracy.  In 70 AD the future Roman Emperor Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus laid siege to Jerusalem with three legions.  Once the city walls were breached the fight inside the city eventually neared the temple complex.  Though the accounts by Josephus and Tacitus as to whether or not the temple was to be destroyed by order or not differ, a soldier threw a torch that ignited the structure.  The precious metals on the walls melted and were deposited in the mortar between the bricks.  The entire temple was then demolished brick by brick just as Jesus had said in order to get to the gold in the mortar. Titus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  Siege of Jerusalem (70) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Later Jesus went on to mention the predictions most associated with the nearing of the Tribulation.  Among these are rampant deception, increased earthquake activity, famines, pestilences (disease outbreaks),  Christian (and Jewish persecution) persecution, and fearful signs in the heavens.  It is the signs in the heavens that are of note today.

Jesus mentioned problems in space twice.  Verse 11 seems to indicate some sort of signs as the Tribulation nears, while verse 26 occurs near the end of the Tribulation just before Messiah's physical return.  There are many verses that mention a day when the sun will darken and the moon will as well.  Here are several to research: Isaiah 13:10, 13, 14, 24:23, Jeremiah 4:23, Ezekiel 32:7-8, Joel 2:30-31, Amos 8:9-10, Matthew 24:29, Acts 2:19, and Revelation 6:12-14.

So what does this word "sign" mean? The word used is transliterated from Greek as sÄ“meion.  It denotes the idea of something unusual especially something that is a shadow or portent of terrible things to follow.  It also means "an unusual occurrence, transcending the common course of nature."  Blue Letter Bible - Lexicon

Between false religion, rampant rebellion, and atheism spread almost daily via many mediums, we do know that false religion and deception are proliferating like never before.  There has also been a dramatic rise in the frequency of large earthquakes as well as other natural disasters. 2011 already costliest year for natural disasters - TODAY News -   Billion-dollar disasters on the rise - North Alabama News, Radar, Weather, Sports and Jobs-  With devastating crop destruction worldwide this year, we are on the verge of a terrible famine that will sweep worldwide adding to the millions globally who are already starving.  Will 2012 Be The Year That We See Mass Starvation In Africa? 12 Signs That The World Is Running Out Of Food  

So are there any unusual occurrences in space that should catch our attention?  The picture above is one.  On June 7th, the sun had a very UNUSUAL coronal mass ejection.  All agree that it was the largest ever observed.  Many scientists have made statements about this event as it is one of a kind.  Here are a few. "We're seeing things we've never seen before," said Phillip Chamberlin, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center."  "We're still trying to figure that one out." "Half of the sun appeared to be blowing itself to bits," Goddard Space Flight Centre's Alex Young said.  I think these statements fit the definition, "an unusual occurrence, transcending the common course of nature."  Here are several links showing the quotes just mentioned.

One of many picture taken of the Moon worldwide in November 2010.
This Picture is from Kentucky.

Also, there are some interesting things happening with the moon as well, yet it seems this has been under reported for some reason.  People worldwide began posting videos simultaneously about the unusual rotation of the moon in comparison with moon charts.  There are scores of videos showing something amiss. This took a lot of time and research to find actual scientific data to support, but it appears that the moon is not orbiting correctly. Here is an apparent paper trying to explain why the orbit of the moon seems to be a bit off.    Following are the first two sentences of this study found in the reports from Cornell university.  The paper bears the name of gravitational physicist Lorenzo Iorio.  Concerned folks have asked about this report on Yahoo answers.  
  "A recent analysis of a Lunar Laser Ranging (LLR) data record spanning 38.7 yr revealed an anomalous increase of the eccentricity of the lunar orbit amounting to de/dt_meas = (9 +/- 3) 10^-12 yr^-1. The present-day models of the dissipative phenomena occurring in the interiors of both the Earth and the Moon are not able to explain it." 
‪~ MOON TILT 90 DEGREES IN 8 HOURS-? ~‬‏ - YouTube
Moon Orbit Wrong Cornell University Video
‪Strange Moon February 6, 2011‬‏ - YouTube

**Updated section.  Apparently, there was a large magnetic pole shift around the end of last year and the first of this year.  I am not sure that this would account for the moon's peculiar appearance.  
Magnetic North Pole Shifts, Forces Runway Closures at Florida Airport -
Cosmic Log - Pole shift forces airport makeover

Whether the above videos can all be verified, the attached pdf file is on file at Cornell and seems to be a response to the unusual patterns found in the moon's orbit as related to the sun.  Are these the "signs" in the heavens?  It is possible.  If we see more unusual activity, keep your ears perked for the sound of a trumpet.  One thing is for sure, people worldwide seem to sense that something is awry.  

Again, if these are the signs Jesus spoke of, don't put off accepting Him in the full pardon of your sins.


While this post is highly speculative, there is no doubt that the greatest signs of all are not in the sun and moon.  The greatest sign we are nearing the Tribulation is the continual return of the disbanded and scattered Jewish people being brought back to Israel.  This is a sign that cannot be disputed!  Look up!  Jesus is Soon 2 Come!
 Hundreds of new immigrants arrive in Isr... JPost - National News  "The new immigrants are arriving from North America, Brazil, France, Belgium, Italy, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and the countries of the former Soviet Union." 
WATCH LIVE: Nefesh B'Nefesh brings new immigrants to Israel - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News
New Israelis greeted in ceremony | JTA - Jewish & Israel News
7,300 Bnei Menashe to make aliyah - Israel Jewish Scene, Ynetnews

And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.
Jeremiah 29:14


  1. In need to comment on the statement above from the paper. That sentence means that there is an unknown force tugging at the moon above the normal deprecation of the moon from the earth. The moon normally moves a tiny bit from the earth each year and is one of the many signs pointing to a young age for the earth. This paper suggests that something else is causing changes in the moons rotation. Some are suggesting another planet or something.

    It is why scientists have to explain a time after the earths creation for the appearance of the moon for old age theories. In essence, the moon would have already flown out in to space under normal conditions if the earth were billions of years old. Or the moon would have had to be short distances from the earth for it to be where it is today. Those tiny distances would have torn both earth and moon to shreds.

  2. Hi John,

    Thanks for all of the information. I have heard too that there is a magnetic Planet X out there that the government knows all about and that they have already begun taking the necessary steps, since they are saying that the oceans have been rising and will be overcoming the coasts in the not too distant future. They have recommended places of safety for their people, but I don't think in the future there will be any one place left on the planet, that they will be able to label as a safe place.

    No doubt there are going to be really scary things happening in the future. But I know from scripture that the Lord treats His people differently. Because really scary things happened to Pharaoh and Egypt in the time of Moses, yet God was faithful to protect His people.

    When Egypt sat in darkness, Gods people had light. God wanted everyone to see the distiction between the two and how He took care of His own.There is no doubt that God will get great glory for Himself in the days coming and will be revealed as God Almighty! The Supernatural God of All Power and All Might! There is no one greater than Him. And only He is to be feared. Not calamities or death, but Jesus told us to fear God. Jesus never told us to fear anything or anyone else. He always said to have faith. The only thing we have to fear is dying unprepared.

    Jesus said when we see these things taking place, to lift up our heads because our salvation draweth nigh. So why fear? What would Jesus do? He would never be afraid.

    But rather we should work harder, because the time for the unsaved to be brought in, is running out. Because the more the calamities keep coming the greater their chances of dying in an unsaved state in some type of natural disaster.It will be a fearful time for the world, but for us, we see Jesus! He's coming back to get us! And won't it be good to get out of here?! Amen? Yes, Amen!