And the Sun will be Turned to Darkness
During the brief period of “totality” when the sun is turned to darkness, the sun is completely covered by the moon coming between the sun and the earth and the beautiful corona, the tenuous outer atmosphere of the sun is revealed. Totality of the darkness may last as long as 7 minutes 31 seconds.
NASA reports that before the Blood Moons of 1967 (which heralded the reunification of Jerusalem by Israel), we had four Blood Moons, right after Israel became a nation in 1948 and it happened again in 1949 and 1950 on Passover and Succoth. There were no astronomical “tetrads” in the 1800s, the 1700s, the 1600s. In the 1500s, there were six, but none of those fell on Passover and Succoth.
In the Bible, the book of Amos 8:9, are the words, “I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the Earth in the clear day.” Biblical scholars believe this is a reference to a celebrated eclipse observed at Nineveh in ancient Assyria on June 15, 763 B.C. An Assyrian tablet also attests to the event.
A solar eclipse will occur once more on the first day of the Hebrew calendar’s New Year. The one after that is on the high holy day of Rosh Hashanah, the first day of the seventh Hebrew month. Both of these take place in 2014 and 2015.
Together, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are known as the Yamim Nora’im, which means the Days of Awe in Hebrew. In English they are often referred to as the High Holy Days.
(Jesus said) “There will be… fearful events and great signs from heaven…. There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars…. Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.” (Luke 21: 11, 25-26)
And giving new meaning to the term, “Scared to death,” is the timid emperor Louis of Bavaria, the son of Charlemagne, who witnessed an unusually long total eclipse of the sun on May 5, 840 A.D., which lasted for over five minutes. But no sooner had the sun begun to emerge back into view, Louis was so overwhelmed by what he had just seen that he actually died of fright!
And there will be SIGNS in the Heavens. Blood Red Lunar Eclipses and Solar Eclipses on God’s Holy Days!
What Does It all Mean?
According to NASA . . .
There will be a lunar eclipse on Passover, April 15, 2014.
There will be a lunar eclipse on the Feast of Tabernacles, October 8, 2014.
There will be a lunar eclipse on Passover, April 4, 2015.
There will be a lunar eclipse on the Feast of Tabernacles, September 28, 2015.
There will also be two solar eclipses connected with God’s holy days in 2014 and 2015.
There will be a solar eclipse; Adar 29/Nisan 1 (Jewish New Year) March 20, 2015.
There will be a solar eclipse; on the Feast of Trumpets; September 13, 2015.
It is extremely rare for the lunar eclipses to fall on both Passover and Sukkot two years in a row, and it is very uncommon for a solar eclipse to occur on important Holy Days in the same year (2015). This event will not happen again for hundreds of years into the future, according to NASA.
However, to me the signs in the heavens seem to be signaling major prophetic events. From the beginning of creation God told us in Genesis that the lights in the firmament are “for signs and seasons.”
But, we have also been warned in the scriptures that, “Scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation”
(to be continued in part 3)