reply to post by DanielsMagi
Very interesting. I was just reading about something similar
to this a few days ago. First of all, I do believe God's plan for mankind's
redemption and the Gospel story is embedded in the celestial bodies and God uses them as signs to us. Not astrology, but the true original system
before it was distorted into pagan astrology.
Anyways, I was reading that in 1948 (the year of Israel's rebirth) there was a partial
eclipse. Interestingly, the rebirth of Israel was also
prophesied in the Old Testament to be reborn in 1948. Then in 1967 once Israel was reunited with it's spiritual heart, Jerusalem, thus made whole,
there was a full
eclipse. Then using NASA, they showed a lunar eclipse in 33 A.D. that some believe happened during Jesus' death by
crucifixion. This date also meshes flawlessly with Daniel's prophecy issued centuries in advance that foretold the very year the Messiah would be
killed. There are even more examples but you get the idea. It looks like major events concerning Christianity have occurred during eclipses.
So, although I do not believe in predicting dates for the rapture or the second coming and refuse to speculate, it is possible
importance for something
. It is also startling to see how the eclipses coincide with the Jewish festivals. Not to mention 2015 is also a
sabbatical year. Maybe Revelation 6 (which is believed to take place during the first half of the tribulation) is what this is all about instead of
the Second coming. So it could be many things.
What makes me interested is how it coincides with the festivals, takes place on a sabbatical year, and due to the fact it is scientifically documented
that previous eclipses coincided with important Christian and/or Jewish historical events. We'll see, I suppose. I just learned about this a couple
days ago so I still have a lot of research to do but so far the historical and scientific facts are sound. As for what they are pointing to, only time
will tell for sure.
If this does
mean Revelation 6 or some other major event, then the rapture could be some time away still. Of course, we should always be ready,
though and not date set. Whether it is in September of 2008 or still several years away, Jesus' warning is clear: Be ready.
[edit on 8/26/2008 by AshleyD]