It Is Not The End Of The World, But…
The Great and Terrible Day of The LORD
It Is Not The End Of The World, But…
by Roxanne Bedard
One day in early July 2016, my sister and I had decided to take a day trip, so the first thing we did was look on our phones weather app to see what the weather would be like in Maine, which was to be our destination. When I launched my weather app instead of opening and showing me the weather in the town where I lived, which is what it had always done, it automatically opened up a browser and went directly to the weather apps website. Now this had never happened to me before, and I’ve used the app quite often, and right there on the homepage of the website was the picture of the sun turning black and the Lord immediately quickened to me the scripture “the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; before the great and terrible day of the Lord”. That’s when I knew the Lord had arranged the whole thing to show me that sign.
I got so excited, I showed it to my sister, and I couldn’t stop thinking about it all day. My sister and I had discussed it on our trip and I knew the Lord wanted me to report on it. The significance of the sun turning to black is that this will occur after the rapture and in about the middle of the tribulation. And although it states in the bible that no man may know the day nor the hour of Jesus’ return, because God wants us to always be prepared for that, we can watch for the signs and be found ready, waiting and watching for his return.
NASA has discovered a dark black “hole” on the sun
NASA claims that while a coronal hole does NOT signal the end of the world, its effects here on Earth is that it can disrupt satellite and radio communications from the solar winds released by the corona. The winds can impact the Earth’s magnetic field, causing geomagnetic storms, which influence the Earth’s magnetic energy and cause Aurora light shows.
Scientists go on to say that even though it sounds pretty terrifying, it is not a sign of impending doom for earth or the sun, but…scriptures say otherwise, and although it is not the end of the world, the sun turning black is a foreshadowing of the “great and the terrible day of the Lord.”
What is to Come!: from the book of Revelation
I was recently talking with a Christian who told me they had just read from the book of Revelation at a church she was visiting and said it was scary and hard to understand. I had to admit to her that it is scary, but the Lord didn’t give it to us to scare us. He gave it to us so that we would know what is to come and what we need to do to be overcomers and inherit life everlasting as stated in Revelation 3:21: “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” Revelation also speaks of God’s mercy and hope for those saints who don’t get raptured and who, even at the peril of their life, refuse the “mark of the beast”, which we believe the rapture will occur before the tribulation.
In regards to the book of Revelation being hard to understand, it does take prayerfully seeking the Lord in faith and studying it, allowing Him to open His Word to you and show you the truth of it. Because it can be understood. God wouldn’t have given us the book of revelation, or any part of the bible, if it could never be understood. But we must seek the Lord about everything and allow ourselves to be instructed by Him. He wants us to go to Him with a sincere and contrite heart ready to receive that which He tells us. So that we can get understanding, knowledge and wisdom. As stated in Proverbs 16:16 “How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!”
The book of Revelation is so important as the last book of the bible it’s where the Lord shows us what will happen in the end, and how all things that have been prophesied will come to a head and be consummated in the seven year tribulation. Because God does have a plan and it has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Revelation, does tell us what to expect in these end days of which we are living in now.
In chapter 6 of Revelation is where we see the Lamb of God (Jesus) in heaven opening the seven seals, and the sixth one is where we see the sun turning to darkness and the moon to blood.
“Four of the seven seals are immediately broken open. The Antichrist is given authority to rule on earth. Wars, Famine, Pestilence, death and Hell are then released in rapid succession. This takes us to the halfway point of the Tribulation. With seal five, the saints, those who oppose Satan and the antichrist and refuse his mark, are persecuted and slain. The tribulations and trials of judgment on the earth are building. The Antichrist’s victories and his new world order make the world’s future look hopeful to the lost and humanistic mind, but to believers who were left behind after the Rapture the evil Antichrist and His motives are all too apparent. When the sixth seal is opened and the sun, moon and stars are darkened and an earthquake shakes the whole earth, all mankind comes to the awful realization that God is now fighting against them. This is past the midway point of the seven year period.”
For those who do not get raptured and have to go through the tribulation, there’s still hope to inherit life everlasting, but it will come at a great price, your very life. For in the days of the tribulation there will be the “mark of the beast” as stated in Revelation 13:17-18 “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six.” (666)
If you take the mark there is no turning back from it, you will forever suffer God’s wrath and be tormented with fire and brimstone, damned to hell as stated in Revelation 14:9-11;
But if you refuse the mark of the beast it will cost you your life, but save your soul, and you will be given a white robe and be forever in the presence of God as stated below in Revelation 6:9-11;
And here’s a glorious picture of the tribulation saints in heaven around the throne of God.
So as you can see, from God simply bringing me to that incredible image from NASA of the sun turning to black, how it can be really exciting and hopeful for those who truly do believe Jesus’ return is nigh at hand. For those who are watching and waiting upon the Lord and who love the Lord with all their heart, and who love His appearing – this is where our hope should be, on Jesus’ return.
Come soon Lord Jesus, Come Soon!!