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.
After about a century, a total solar eclipse will cross America from coast to coast. This is the first total solar eclipse that cross the entire continent after the total solar eclipse that happened back in June 8, 1918. It will take place on August 21, 2017 and will be visible over the whole country. This will not just be a phenomenal event but a historical one. Day will turn to darkness and temperature will drop to twenty-one degrees. It will be like evening as the moon will cover the sun.
The total solar eclipse will be visible along Oregon up to the other end of the country, the Carolinas. This path where the total solar eclipse will be visible is called the part of totality. In some areas, the solar eclipse will only be seen as partial by 75%, 50% and 25%. The path of totality will cover around 60 to 100 miles wide of an area. The areas where the path of totality will pass will be able to witness the total solar eclipse in about two minutes because the eclipse will travel at a speed of 1500 miles per hour.
Millions of people from different states have already been planning to flock to these areas to witness for themselves the day when the sun turns to darkness. People from as far as Japan and South Africa have also been intrigued by this phenomenon that they too have made plans to witness the event in the country.
A Sign from God
Many spiritual people believe that this could be a sign from God. God works and reveals himself and his plans through signs. The Bible talks about signs and is full of stories about God revealing his purpose to man in a form of signs. In fact, from the book of Genesis, God has already talked through signs when he made the heavenly bodies. God made the light in Genesis 1:14 on the fourth day and for four things, for signs, seasons, and day and night.
The seasons mentioned here do not mean our winter, spring, summer and autumns. The word seasons mean Moedim which means the four feasts that God made for Israel to celebrate. The sun is 400 times in diameter larger than the moon and 400 times farther from the moon. The last letter of the Hebrew alphabet is Tav which means sign and has a numerical value of 400. That’s more than just coincidence but proof that God really speaks through signs using the sun and the moon.
Another interesting thing to know about the sun is its temperature which is 5778 Kelvin. This is more than just coincidence because the next Hebrew year is 5778 which occurs one or two days before the Revelation 12 sign when the woman will become pregnant and give birth. This will fall almost on 2018.
The Sign of Jonah
Another verse that talks about sign is found in Matthew 16:4 which says, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the Sign of Jonah.
People think that the sign of Jonah is a sign of Resurrection when he spit out of the whale’s body after three days, just like when Jesus was spit out of death after three days. However, there is more than just that. Jonah was sent to warn the city of Nineveh. Nineveh is now Mosul in Iraq. What could be the sign that God mentioned?
It is important to know the history that back then, a total solar eclipse also happened in Nineveh and it was called the Bur-Sagale Eclipse. This total eclipse happened before Jonah even arrived the city. Day also turned to darkness that day. That was why when Jonah arrived the place, the people of Nineveh repented without any doubt because God already sent them a sign prior to Jonah’s arrival. Fast forward to when Jesus died on the cross. The sun turns dark and there was an earthquake. Could this be the sign that Jesus talked about? The sign of Jonah, when the sun turned to darkness.
The day of that the total solar eclipse takes place is a significant day for the Hebrews. First, it will mark the beginning of the last Hebrew month, Elul, which means “harvest” according to the Akkadian word. The time that the total solar eclipse start will also be the time when the sun will set in Jerusalem around, 7:16pm. This will mark the closing of the day and the beginning of a new day.
And yet another sign also happened during Jonah’s time. If you go back through history, there is another sign that took place in Nineveh and that was an earthquake. Again, moving forward to the present times, one of the cities through the path of totality is at New Madrid. There are three other earthquake zones through which the path of totality will pass through but this one in New Madrid is something very interesting because it is at the center of the country so no one expects it to be there.
One thing to remember also is that after seven years, another total solar eclipse will also take place on April 8, 2024. If you have a globe or map and try to superimpose both the path of the 2017 total eclipse and the path of the 2024. They will meet at a point in New Madrid seismic zone.
When you look at the map of the New Madrid, you will also find one huge river and one small one that meets there which divides the land in three areas. If we read Revelation 16:19, it says, Now the great city was divided into three parts and the cities of the nation’s fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
So, this total eclipse might not just be a phenomenal and historical event but a sign from God.
What do you think about the signs?
Are you going to heed them?
Or will you continue wasting your precious life for nothing?