Signs in the Heavens Update

X Marks the Spot: Two Total Solar Eclipses in Seven Years. Those who will divide Israel/Jerusalem will be divided themselves. It will have only been 5 years since the U.S. created the false ‘covenant of peace and security’ for Israel, which the beast confirmed with ‘many’. 5 represents Satanic influence of the nations on the earth. 7 represents the completion of God’s divine plan or purpose.

Quick blog note: ‘We see through a lens dimly.’ Prophecy is challenging in a general sense, to discern what is happening in the world directly against God’s word. Sometimes prophecy is very precise, descriptive and has little room for error or wiggle. Other times, prophecy is meant to be general in a sense like ‘signs’. In any case, this applies to both ‘God’s People’ the Jews/Israelis and secular peoples/nations the Gentiles. It is generally believed that God uses lunar events surrounding Israel. Comparatively, He use solar events around secular or Gentile nations. Recently, Israel experienced four (4) lunar blood moon eclipses that all occurred on very specific and important Jewish holidays. Conversely, the United States experience a total solar eclipse last year in August. Exactly, in seven (7) years, another total solar eclipse will transpire across the U.S., forming a gigantic ‘X’ across the cross as a result of bookend eclipses. So? Time will tell.

All Eschatologists and students of Bible prophecy agree that the United States is virtually absent in the end times scenario. Little to almost nothing is said about the U.S. except perhaps a small reference in Ezekiel 38 regarding its rebuttal to Gog of Magog invading Israel. Except for that reference, there does not appear to be any further reference to the U.S.  As such, people have speculated what the opposite seven year solar eclipses mean for the U.S. Perhaps a great natural disaster or calamity? Perhaps a splitting of the country along a fault line running down through the middle of the country? We don’t know and the Bible is silent (prophetically) about this. Regarding Israel and ‘blood moons’ there is historical evidence that suggests certain events and conditions could be coming up on Israel. Perhaps these ‘blood moon’ signs are coincidental regarding Israeli wars that destroy Damascus thus making it a ‘ruinous heap’? Followed by military invasion of Israel from the Gog/Magog alliance? Time will tell. End of note.

Revelation 12 King James Version (KJV)

12 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

Revelation 15

And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. …

Genesis 1:14

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Daniel 6:27

He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.

Luke 21:11

And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

Acts 2:19

And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

X Marks the Spot: Two Total Solar Eclipses in Seven Years

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Visit NationalEclipse.com for more about eclipses, including information on the next total solar eclipse coming to America on April 8, 2024.

It’s been said that, on average, a total solar eclipse can be seen from the same place only once every 375 years. The methodology used by whoever calculated this number is unknown and it’s debatable whether there can even be a definitive methodology for such a calculation. For instance, how many points on Earth do you use to arrive at an average number of years? But regardless of the math, there’s no denying the fact that a total solar eclipse is a relatively rare event for any given place. So, for an area to get not one, but two, total solar eclipses in just seven years is a truly remarkable occurrence!

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 August 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.

Although no major American cities are located within the totality zone, a few decent-sized ones are. In Illinois, Carbondale is located in the northern quadrant of the zone and Marion is located in the eastern. In the southern quadrant there’s Paducah, Kentucky, and Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Farmington, Missouri, is located in the western quadrant. Shawnee National Forest is completely enclosed within the zone of totality and both the Mississippi and Ohio rivers run through it.

The centerline of any total solar eclipse path is where totality lasts the longest, and cities located on or near this line often promote themselves as being the very best place to view an eclipse. Of course, when two eclipse paths cross, there can only be one singular point on Earth where both centerlines meet. For the 2017 and 2024 eclipses, “X” marks the spot near the eastern shore of Cedar Lake in Jackson County, Illinois. Technically, the closest town to this exact astronomical treasure map spot is Makanda, population about 500. The nearest city of any size is Carbondale, located about three miles to the northeast. In fact, both Makanda and Carbondale are touting themselves as the place where the two centerlines cross, with Carbondale and its Southern Illinois University partner adopting the tagline “Eclipse Crossroads of America.” We’ll just split the difference and give Jackson County the bragging rights.

After 2024, eight more total solar eclipses will occur in the U.S. this century, resulting in a few more centerline crossings. We’ll dedicate a future blog post to discuss where and when these will occur, although some of us probably won’t be around for all of them. In the meantime, if you’d enjoy the unique distinction of seeing two total solar eclipses in one place, start making plans to be in southeastern Missouri, southern Illinois, or western Kentucky on August 21, 2017, and mark your calendar to do the same for April 8, 2024.

Visit NationalEclipse.com for more about eclipses, including information on the next total solar eclipse coming to America on April 8, 2024.

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