On Aug. 21, 2017, something is going to happen in the United States that has not happened since 1918.
On that date, a total solar eclipse will be visible all the way from the east coast to the west coast. Incredibly, another rare solar eclipse of this nature will move across the country just seven years later in 2024. If you plot the projected courses of these two solar eclipses on a map, you will find that they form a giant “X” across the continental United States. In the Scriptures, Jesus told us that “there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon and in the stars” just prior to His return, and many are speculating about what this giant “X” might mean.
Astronomers have been buzzing about the upcoming solar eclipse on Aug. 21 because it is so very rare. In fact, many are already making plans to travel to specific locations in order to have an optimal viewing experience. The following description of what will happen on that day comes from Fox News:
Day will turn into night across the United States on Aug. 21, as the country experiences its first total solar eclipse in decades.
On this day, the moon will pass directly between the earth and the sun, casting a shadow on the United States that will track from Oregon to South Carolina.
This will be the first time since 1918 that a total solar eclipse will be visible from the west coast to the east coast of the United States. The most recent total solar eclipse visible in the United States occurred in 1979; however, it was only visible across the Pacific Northwest.
This is something that does not happen very often, and that is why it is so extraordinary that another solar eclipse will be visible in large portions of the nation just seven years later in 2024. When you chart the courses of both eclipses on a map, you see that they form a giant “X” right over the center of the country.
Could this giant “X” have some sort of meaning?
According to The Washington Post, some believe that “the two eclipses that are slated to travel across the United States in 2017 and 2024, together marking an X across the nation, could be the starting and ending signs bookmarking a seven-year period of awful tribulations that Revelations [sic] says waits in store for nonbelievers who are left behind on Earth when the rapture occurs.”
Obviously I do not agree with that. If you have read The Rapture Verdict, you already know that the Bible says that a whole bunch of things must still happen before we get to the rapture. So this giant “X” definitely does not mean that the rapture is going to happen in 2017.
But could it have some other sort of significance?
We love the apocalypse as long as nobody acknowledges the truth: It’s not a mythical event. We live on top of one.
The truth is that I don’t know, and I want to make that very clear, but I do find it interesting that the heart of the “X” falls in portions of Kentucky, Illinois and Missouri.
An area spanning parts of Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky will be the nexus of the next two total solar eclipses to occur in the U.S., on Aug. 21, 2017, and April 8, 2024. Because the 2017 eclipse travels across the country from northwest to southeast and the 2024 eclipse makes its way through the nation from southwest to northeast, the two paths cross each other and create a zone of overlapping totality of almost 9,000 square miles, or roughly the size of New Jersey.
If you follow my work closely, you know that I have been warning for years about the catastrophic earthquake that will someday strike the New Madrid fault zone. The heart of this “X” falls precisely in the area where we would expect such an earthquake, and when I first saw this map that is what immediately got my attention.
The totality zone where the paths of the 2017 and 2024 eclipses will cross.
That certainly does not mean that the coming New Madrid earthquake will happen on any particular date, but it is definitely a very interesting “coincidence.”
This has also caused me to reflect on something that John Paul Jackson once said. Back in 2008, he made a DVD called “The Perfect Storm” in which he detailed a whole host of disasters that God showed him are coming to America.
At the very beginning of the DVD, John Paul explained that the majority of the things that he was going to talk about on the DVD would not happen for about a decade.
Well, when you add 10 years to 2008, that brings us to 2018.
In other words, the time frame that John Paul Jackson warned us about nearly a decade ago also lines up with the time frame of these upcoming solar eclipses.
Is that just another “coincidence”?
I don’t have any definitive answers for you all. Today, I am just asking some questions.
In recent weeks, I have been writing much about the upcoming judgment on America. I know a lot of people don’t like to hear these kinds of warnings, but we shouldn’t ignore the fact that God is speaking to large numbers of individuals all over the globe about these things.
Another very unusual celestial event will happen on September 23rd. It is being referred to as “the Revelation 12 sign,” and apparently, this will be the very first time that the scene described in Revelation chapter 12 will be depicted in the stars in about 7000 years. Here is more from The Washington Post:
The Book of Revelation, which is full of extraordinary imagery, describes a woman “clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head” who gives birth to a boy who will “rule all the nations with an iron scepter” while she is threatened by a red, seven-headed dragon.
On Sept. 23, we will be able to see this scene in the heavens, and you can find out more about this very unusual celestial event .
Once again, I don’t know what that sign might mean, but it is interesting that it also happens this year.
So will 2017 turn out to be one of the most meaningful years for Bible prophecy that we have ever seen?
I don’t know, but Jesus did repeatedly tell us to watch for signs of His return, so I am watching.
Scriptures: Great Signs, Fearful sights
-And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
-And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
-And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
-The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
-And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
-Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
These are the days when we shall see signs in the heavens and in the earth. As we progress towards the very end of the end of days we shall see more. These signs point to the very prophecies coming true and those things which are written in the book. The last major signs we had were the double blood moons during 2014 and 2015 which occurred those years on the spring and fall feasts of the LORD. It also was a foretelling of major events to come.
Those events were the major persecution and death of Christians and others as ISIS moved through Syria into Iraq and elsewhere. To date 2014 signaled the change in many things prophetically. Most important of those was the change in persecution of Christians.
More blood has been shed since that time than in recent memory. Many believe that the Christians killed, imprisoned, and left homeless is greater than at any time in history. When we speak of the double blood moons occurring during the feasts in the spring and fall of the aforementioned two year time span, it is definitely connected to human events. In short, we find that the Lord gives us signs in the heavens during the great events change in the earth.
Today, this eclipse is the first such to move from coast to coast since 1918. It was in 1918 that we had major events occurring. Of such the Great War was winding down and the Spanish flu epidemic occurred. Both of those events are connected with millions of death’s in the earth.
This year is the year of Jubilee for Israel. In addition the USA faces Russia, China, and North Korea as those who threaten the US over its policing of the world. The recent strikes in Syria by the Trump administration have pushed the status of major conflict to the forefront. In addition continued chaos and demonstrations in the US cities are ongoing. Terrorism has not gone away and with the recent terror strikes in the UK and in Sweden, it is clear; lawlessness is in full gear today.
The eclipse is a prophetic sign of the end of days, as it meets the criteria for signs in the heavens above. It also is connected with the signs of the sun and the moon. All of these are mentioned in scripture and when we see these signs it signals the end of days, time of the end, and the coming great Day of Judgment in the earth.
Now while many of these events are some time off, it is also clear from this that it could indeed signal a great change in the earth along with some great event or catastrophe or even world war that is close on the horizon. With this being the year of Jubilee for Israel, it could definitely signal some change for Israel and those closely connected to Israel, like America [since we have this close viewing of the eclipse, the first such in almost 100 years].
In Israel there have been major signals of war this year and if so; it is being warned that it could mean lots of deaths. But, this could just be a sign in the heavens and not have such catastrophic event follow it. But the fact that we have such things follow these events, we need to be prepared.
– And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
-For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
Scientists and others follow such events all the time and many do not see biblical prophecy connected to them. In addition, the connection of such events to human events is seen a mere coincidence. Now while eclipses happen regularly and nothing of extra-ordinary occurs, when something comes along that is a hundred year event; we sit up and take note.
While this is a 99 year event, that is close enough. We look and watch, observing both the event, scripture, and those things occurring in the earth. All three this time agree that we are in perilous times and prophecy is warning us about all this and what we should be doing to prepare ourselves and our families. Therefore, take care; my friends. Watch and pray that you would be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass and to stand before the Son of man!