Friday, December 9, 2011

Impossible sight on Saturday's eclipse

One of the signs Jesus said to look for in the nearing of the end of the age is signs in the sun, moon, and stars. That verse is found in Luke 21:25. Actually, there is a LOT of astronomical activity prophesied to occur during the Tribulation, especially the end. But first, take a look at what impossible sight the second full lunar eclipse of this year will bring:

When to Catch Tomorrow's "Impossible" Total Lunar Eclipse
"The moon passes through the southern part of the Earth's shadow, which gives the "eclipse" effect, (fortunately not of the vampire variety) in the early morning and will last about an hour. Depending on cloud coverage and light interference, there will also be a chance to see a selenelion, an effect deemed "impossible" by celestial geometry. A "selenelion" (or "selenehelion") occurs when both the sun and the eclipsed moon can be seen at the same time. Astronomers note that during an eclipse, the sun, the earth, and the moon are in a straight line in space. But due to atmospheric refraction, which causes the human eye to perceive astronomical objects higher in the sky than they are in reality, there will be a short window (one to six minutes) when you might be able to spot the sun rising in the east-southeast and the full, eclipsed moon setting in the west-northwest. The lunar eclipse is scheduled to be visible in Phoenix at around 7:20 a.m., with the selenelion visible during the first three or so minutes."

As for the previously mentioned celestial activity that is prophesied for the end of time:

Isaiah 13:10 The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light.

Ezekiel 32:7 When I snuff you out, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light.

Joel 2:30 I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke.

Joel 2:31 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD

Luke 21:26 Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.

And those are just a few of the verses that prophesy the celestial bodies' strange action. All this to say that God is in control. He is in control of all demons, angels, government systems, heaven, people,...and celestial bodies. He created the moon to reflect light of the sun that He gave us. At His timing, He will shut the light. Keep looking up. Christians will see the brightest light of His glory at the rapture, unbelievers will see the lights go out. In His love, He allows you to choose on which side you will remain: light...or dark.

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