Luke 21:25 – “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations . . .”
Luke 21:11 – “ . . . and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.”
The Historical Patterns
History recalls many spectacular happenings just before Jerusalem was sacked by the Romans in 70AD and the Jewish people removed from their lands. The world is once again calling for the removal of the Jewish people from their lands. Josephus talks about different celestial signs that were seen portending that 70 AD disaster, including:
• a star resembling a sword which stood over the city,
• a comet, that continued a whole year,
• a bright light that shined around the altar and the holy house,
• a vision of chariots and soldiers running around among the clouds and all cities of the land of Israel,
• a multitude of quaking and groaning noises coming from the earth.
The Rabbis teach that when a major comet appears in the sky a major war will break out within four years.
• In 66AD Halley’s Comet was seen over Jerusalem and in 70AD the temple was destroyed.
• In 1910 Halley’s Comet was seen and in 1914 World War I began.
• In 1988 Halley’s Comet was seen and in 1992 the Gulf War took place.
Matthew 24:37-44 – “ “When the Son of Man comes, it will be like what happened during Noah’s time . . .”
Scripture tells us that the return of Yeshua will be a time that is similar in nature to the time of Noah. Hale–Bopp had its closest approach to Earth on March 22, 1997 at a distance of 1.315 AU. As it passed close to the sun the comet began shining brighter than any star in the sky except Sirius, and its dust tail stretched for miles across the sky. The Hale-Bopp comet was first noticed traveling through the constellation of Sagittarius. From there it traveled through Perseus, then Taurus, then Orion. Each of these passings allude to a connection with the antichrist. The peak year for visibility of the Hale-Bopp comet was 1998. The last time this comet was visible was during the time of Noah.
Revelation 14:14-16 – “ “And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. … And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped .”
The constellation known as Bootes, or “The Coming One”, shows a man with a sickle coming to reap a harvest, and, according to some, is a heavenly sign predicting the return of Yeshua to Earth.
• NASA says the afterglow of a March 19, 2008 gamma ray burst in the Bootes constellation is the most intrinsically bright object ever observed by humans in the universe.
• It shattered the record for the most distant object that could be seen with the naked eye. “It was a whopper,” said Neil Gehrels of the Goddard Space Flight Center. “This blows away every gamma ray burst we’ve seen so far.”
• NASA said the afterglow “was 2.5 million times more luminous than the most luminous supernova ever recorded, making it the most intrinsically bright object ever observed by humans in the universe.”
• The sheer brilliance of the event led some Christian analysts to suggest it was an indicator that Jesus would come back soon.
On April 02, 2010 NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope observed an X-shaped debris pattern, officially known as “P/2010 A2,” which may concern a possible end-time biblical message. It may or not be a comet, but it is described as a flying X-pattern with trailing streamers, a flying cross, or perhaps a Star of David.
2013 was a banner year for comets, asteroids and meteorites.
The Three Comets
March of 2013 saw two comets sailing nearby planet Earth – Comet Lemmon, officially known as comet C/2012 F6, and Comet Pan-Starrs, officially known as comet C/2011 L4. But these are only two of the three comets that graced our skies this year. Comet Ison, officially known as comet C/2012 S1, arrived in November. Both Pan-Starrs and Ison were believed to be headed this way from the Oort Cloud which orbits our sun at a distance of about 93 trillion miles.
Comet Pan-Starrs made its closest pass near the Earth on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 as it came within about 102 million miles from the planet. On March 10th it made its closest approach to the sun, and was visible to the naked eye up to the end of the month.
Comet Lemmon passed closest to our sun on March 24, 2013 in an orbit that is just a tad closer than the orbit of planet Earth, around the distance of Venus. In February, it was seen sporting a stunning lime green coma and faint divided tail. It was most visible in late March.
Comet Ison, promised to be the brightest of the three. However, as events transpired, it never became bright enough to be visible to the naked eye and then broke apart as it passed close to the Sun. It did, however, reach the edge of the sun on November 28th, which also happened to be first day of Chanukah 2013!
The Asteroids and Meteorites
February was a busy month for meteorites and asteroids. On February 15th about 1,000 people were injured mostly by falling glass that was broken by the meteorite that hit Russia with the force of an atomic bomb. Fragments from the meteor fell in a reservoir outside the town of Cherbakul, in the Chelyabinsk region. Another meteor was seen about the same day over the San Francisco Bay Area. Cuban residents reported seeing a fireball “bigger than the sun” before it exploded over central Cuba on the 16th. On the 18th, Miami, Florida residents reported seeing a flashing light falling off the state’s eastern coast.
March was also busy. On March 4th an asteroid about the size of the Russian meteor passed planet earth just inside the orbit of the Moon. On the 5th a beam of light reportedly fell from the sky and formed a circle of fire in a Hobart suburb which had Tasmanian police and firefighters baffled. No source for the fire circle could be found. On March 7th, another asteroid the size of a football field passed by earth even closer than the Russian meteor on the 4th. Another meteor fireball was seen near Cape Town, South Africa on the 13th.
The Signs in the sun, moon, stars, and heavens are burgeoning. Was the meteorite that exploded over Russia a warning to the Russian leadership that their newly signed agreements with Iran are a stench in the nostrils of a Holy God? Perhaps a literal shot across her bow, as it were? Genesis 12:3 is quite explicit that He will curse those who curse Israel. Was Comet Ison Yahweh’s candle announcing the arrival of Yeshua?
Without doubt, the end of the age is nearing and the season of Yeshua’s return is near. Without doubt, we will begin to see even more signs in the sun, moon, and stars that are unusual and perhaps a bit scary as that day approaches. Repent, Pray, Be Redeemed. Yeshua Ha’Mashiach is coming soon. Get busy reaching the lost.
WND Flying Star Article
WND Bootes Article
Pan-Starr Article 1
Pan-Starr Article 2
Pan-Starr Article 3
Lemmon Article 1
Ison Article 1
Ison Article 2
Russian Meteor Article 1
Russian Meteor Article 2
SF Bay Area Meteor Article
Cuban Meteor Article
Florida Flashing Light Article
March Asteroids Article 1
March Asteroids Article 2
March Asteroids Article 3
March Asteroids Article 4
Tasmanian Fire Circle Article