Will the Sun Really be Darkened?
In the summer of 2004, a man I know had a dream where he looked out the window and saw his neighbors standing in the street, looking up at the sky on a cloudless day at about noon. So he went outside to see what they were looking at and saw the sun spewing out two large plumes of what appeared to be gray or black smoke. They were opposite each other and 180 degrees apart. And in about 30-60 minutes the sun was covered in smoke and no longer visible: and it was almost night.
And that was the end of the dream.
Several years later this man came across a reference from Amos 8, verse 9 where it says that the sun will go down at noon: i.e. on a cloudless sunny day. Other verses also speak of the sun becoming darkened, and the Moon looking like Blood. For example Joel 2:31. Here's a Link. See also Rev. 6:12-17.
How far are we away from this event is anybody's guess. I personally think it will happen in my lifetime and that the Lord wanted me to share it with those who are seeking Him, that they might know He is coming soon, and to warn those who are not seeking Him to wake up and repent. I also say this because of a number of things that are taking place right before our eyes. These are:
* In May of 1999 the solar wind mysteriously stopped for two days, and then started up again. And NASA also confirmed that this did occur. In addition, recent solar data suggests that the Sun's Magnetic Field is about to Flip, Sun's Magnetic Reversal Soon, and the Sun's magnetic field has More than Doubled in the past 100 years. See "Global Warming - is the Sun to blame?, and Scientists Predict Big Solar Cycle -- where we are told that the "next solar cycle is going to be a big one." The Planet Mars has also lost much of its polar Ice: suggesting that the Sun is playing a part in global warming: if it is still occurring. See The Great Global Warming Swindle, Mars is Melting, Mars Melt Hints at Solar cause for warming, and Mars Ski Report: where we learn that "the permanent cap isn't quite so permanent as we thought."
See also Renegade Glaciers Gain Ice, Some Asian Glaciers putting on Mass, and the Creation Research Climate File.
* For up to date news on what is going on in the Middle East and the rest of the world -- including recent deals that Russia has made with Syria and Iran. To understand how this is relevant to a discussion of end-time events read Ezekiel 38 and 39 and Why Jesus is probably Coming Back Soon. See also this link as well and also Prophecy Update's page on Gog and Magog. See also: Will there be a Pre-Tribulation Rapture?
* The Third Temple is going to be rebuilt, :at some point; however, there at least one author and student on the rapture suspects that it already took place: on Mar. 22, 2013 -- and that it did not happen in the way that many people were expecting: if it is indeed the case ??? The book is called The Rapture Puzzle, and the author has a lengthy video on youtube that explains much of her conclusions. Basically she thinks that it had to do with President Obama visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Bethlehem -- and not kneeling down to pay homage to the person and place of Jesus and where He is said to have been born ... but rather he stood and remained standing ... and that all prayers were stopped for that day .... and that it happened exactly 1260 days after he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
How close are we?
My guess is that it will be rebuilt in the next 10 years, and perhaps even in the next three. See Links below for more on why it appears we are getting so close. For those who doubt that it will be rebuilt, consider the following excerpt below. It refers to an earthquake that occurred in Israel on Feb. 11, 2004.
"Thanks to the G–d Israel they really started to fall when He answered our marches and demonstrations on the Temple Mount and created an earthquake in February this year and as a result of it a huge crack appeared along the eastern wall of the Temple Mount including the location of the Golden Gate through which Mashiach ben David will enter. Another large bulge appeared on the southern wall from where millions of Israeli pilgrims entered the Temple Mount. One of the walls in the Western Wall area collapsed and pieces of stone started to fall even from the Western Wall where Jews pray today. Engineers have stated that the walls cannot be repeatedly repaired for a long time and will eventually collapse. It is so important to share what I heard together with all the people of Israel that in the near future another major earthquake, which will be much stronger that the one in February will occur in Israel and the focus of it will be on the Temple Mount. What is even more exciting is that as a result of the February earthquake, no building in Israel was damaged besides the roof of the Dome of the Rock and the ceiling of the office of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in the Knesset. It was a clear message of G–d to the Arabs and Moslems to leave the Temple Mount sooner than even it is possible before He will do it in a terrible day of Judgment on them. It was also a clear message to Prime Minister Sharon to answer the call of G–d, not to fear anyone in the world but only to trust the G—d of Israel to remove the enemy of the G—d and people of Israel from Mt. Moriah and to purify the Temple Mount and to rebuild the house of G–d." Emphasis Added
This quote was found at: http://secondcoming.freeservers.com/jerusalemtemple.html
* The Coming Oil Crisis, by C. J. Campbell. Some experts have said that by the year 2029 EVERY drop of oil that was ever discovered will be burned up, and long before that time, the price of oil will skyrocket. In addition, the world currently can produce about 85 million barrels of oil per day, and the world markets burn up about the same amount (i.e. 84-85 million barrels a day). However, the world demand for oil has been steadily growing at the rate of 2-3% per year, and isn't likely to stop -- meaning that the price of oil will almost certainly be going up, up, up, while all sorts of alternative energy sources will be sought out, and expanded.
The good news is that we still have oil fields that are not being developed: including one in the United States that is reported to have 500 Billion barrels ... and not counting our huge supply of Oil Shale.
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