Is the Solar Eclipse a "Sign" of Impending Doom or Trouble?

Monday, August 21, 2017 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Let's be clear about something: The solar eclipse, like the lunar eclipse is not a supernatural event. It is natural and predictable, though it testifies to God's power, precision, and provision. Bible prophecies about the sun and moon turning "dark" are entirely something different because: 

1. The moon doesn't darken the sun. The darkness of a solar eclipse is the shadow of the moon. A "blood moon" color occurs when the moon is within the "penumbral" shadow of the earth (Google it). For a solar eclipse, unless you're in the 60 mile wide zone of totality, it never gets dark. If you're in the zone, it's only dark for a few minutes. 

2. Only a very small percentage of people in the world can see a solar eclipse when it happens.

3. During an eclipse event, the sun and moon are not both affected at the same time (as predicted in prophecy). Lunar and solar eclipses are always (obviously) separate events.

4. The whole eclipse event is temporary--you could take a nap and miss the whole thing. When God does something intended to be seen, you won't nap through it!

5. Jesus said that a wicked ("twisted") generation seeks signs (Matthew 12:39)

6. We know the exact time, location, and duration of every eclipse. God's miraculous work is not predictable.

7. We are not motivated by "fear and loathing" or looking for disasters. We are motivated by faith in God.

8. We got much bigger prophetic issues to be concerned about such as "wars, and rumors of wars," hatred, betrayal, ethnic conflicts with "nation against nation" ("nation" meaning "ethnos"), disease, natural disasters, etc. (Matthew 24:6-14)

9. When the sun and moon are somehow darkened in appearance AND STAY THAT WAY, then you should be concerned. Until then, don't be deep and heavy! Just ENJOY IT and worship God like David did: 

"I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, And on Your wondrous works." (Psalm 145:5)