post below for those who don't remember or didn't see it. But I've recently come across some very very fascinating information to go along with it that may make this sign far more important than just another eclipse.
2017 Total Eclipse across America - Prophetic warning?
This eclipse is very rare because it tracks across the entire United States from west to east and it is a TOTAL eclipse, which means the sun will be completely blocked out. Here's a map of the past eclipses from from 1950 to 2000. The eclipses in blue are total eclipses. The ones in yellow are partial.
This eclipse is very rare because it tracks across the entire United States from west to east and it is a TOTAL eclipse, which means the sun will be completely blocked out
The last time a TOTAL eclipse CROSSED the United States was June 8th 1918!
This 2017 eclipse will turn day to night for TWO minutes and will be the most observed, filmed, and studied eclipse in American History.
Big deal you might say. But wait, there's more. There will be ANOTHER TOTAL Eclipse that crosses the United States just SEVEN years later, in effect marking the US with a Giant X.
In my original post I commented on how important the number 7 is in the Bible.
I find it extremely interesting that this very RARE eclipse (the first one) is happening just 33 days before the Great Sign of September 23 from Revelation 12. I also find it extremely interesting that just 7 years later another TOTAL eclipse will cross the US again (EXTREMELY RARE) and form an X over the nation. Is God trying to get our attention? Is He trying to tell us something? Has America drifted too far from Him, slid too far into apostasy and wickedness? I don't know.
What I do know is that God told us He would put Signs in the sky. (Genesis 1:14). Jesus, Himself told us that right before His coming, we would see Signs in the sun, moon, and stars
And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; 26 men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Luke 21:25-16
An even more important Scripture comes from Joel 2
“And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth:
Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
1. Blood Moons
In the above Scripture from Joel, we see that before the Lord comes, the sun will become dark and the moon will turn to blood. If you're a prophecy buff, then you are well aware of the Blood-Moon Tetrad we just experienced in 2014-2015
First, what is a blood moon? It is a total lunar eclipse where some of the sun’s rays curve around the earth causing the moon to appear red during a total eclipse. Because of its vivid color, a total lunar eclipse is often referred to by NASA as a Blood Red Moon.
Blood moons are not rare, but a tetrad (or 4 blood moons in a row) is very rare. A tetrad of them with a solar eclipse in the middle is highly rare. Back in 2014-2015, we had such an occurrence and many prophecy teachers believed something highly prophetic would happen during these years. Why? Mainly because these blood moons occurred on Jewish feast days.
This phenomenon of four consecutive blood moons coinciding with Jewish feast days has only occurred ten times since 1 AD and only three times since 1492 AD. The three times since 1492 are as follows:
Tetrad of 1493-1494
Tetrad of 1949-1950
Tetrad of 1967-1968
Major events affecting the Jewish people have occurred in close proximity to all three of these tetrads. If you are interested in this topic, you'll find tons of information on this phenomena online. However, I'm only pointing it out here because of the prophecy in Joel where the moon turns to blood AND the sun to darkness before the great and terrible day of the Lord. So, we've had the amazing rare blood moons and we are about to witness the sun turning to darkness. Just saying....
2. Season of Teshuvah
The August Eclipse is exactly 40 days from the Day of Atonement. If you're not familiar with Jewish feast days, you need to be. They are God's appointed days and highly important. Jesus fulfilled the first 4 of 7 when He was here on earth. The Day of Atonement is a day when the Jewish people come to the temple to atone for their sins each year. Forty days before that day, Teshuvah begins, which was a time in which the people were supposed to repent of their sins and get right with God before the Day of Atonement.
So, I got to wondering since the season of Teshuvah starts on the day of this eclipse, maybe God is trying to tell America to WAKE UP! He's giving us one last time to repent of our sins and return to Him.
3. Sign of Jonah
“An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth." Matt 12:38-40
Yes, when Jesus referred to the sign of Jonah, of course he meant that He would be in the grave 3 days and 3 nights, talking about His death and resurrection. But what if he meant something else TOO? I've discovered that Scripture is multi-layered, especially when it comes to prophecy.
Most of you know the story of Jonah in the Bible. God told him to go preach repentance to the people of Nineveh, but Jonah was afraid to go (Apparently from history, the Ninevites were pretty violent and nasty people). Even though Jonah tried to get away on a ship, God had other plans and caused a storm to rise up and Jonah to get swallowed by a huge fish who just so happened to cough him up on the shores of Nineveh!
The Scriptures go on to say that Jonah preached to the people and the entire city repented and returned to God. Have you ever wondered why these vile people were so quick to repent, why it only took one rather smelly prophet to convince them of their sins and get them to turn back to God? Well, a famous eclipse occurred right over Nineveh on June 14th, 763 BC. This is confirmed both by writings on cuneiform tables and NASA. At that time, and still today, eclipses were considered omens from God.
Also, according to historical records, two very bad plagues struck Nineveh in 765. So, I'm thinking that the Ninevites felt that God was giving them many warnings already, even before Jonah walked on the scene. Which would certainly explain their quick leap to repentence.
So, is this incredible and rare eclipse over the US a warning from God to repent? Is this our last chance to repent and return to Him before Jesus returns? There are certainly enough signs surrounding this eclipse to make one think.
What say you?