I wanted to comment on Ron Reese’s post from July 31, 2010 entitled, "Conclusive Evidence--Final 7 Years run from 2008 to 2015, NOT 2010 to 2017".
Ron briefly mentioned about the eclipses as one of his reasons for the fall of 2015 being the time of the Second Coming of Christ. This is the sentence that he wrote about this:
“The consecutive eclipse days, discovered by Mark Blitz, end on the Fall Feasts Days of 2015, not 2017.”
I just wanted to give a little more emphasis to this point, because this is to me the MAIN reason, above all other reasons, why we should expect Jesus to return in the fall of 2015.
Jesus made it very clear (as did Isaiah the prophet) that the ONE SIGN we should look for to signal the return of Christ to the earth is a solar/lunar eclipse.
29"Immediately after the distress of those days 'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.' 30"At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory.
24"But in those days, following that distress, " 'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; 25the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.' 26"At that time men will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.”
9 See, the day of the LORD is coming —a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger — to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it. 10 The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light. 11 I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless. 12 I will make man scarcer than pure gold, more rare than the gold of Ophir. 13 Therefore I will make the heavens tremble; and the earth will shake from its place at the wrath of the LORD Almighty, in the day of his burning anger.
23 The moon will be abashed, the sun ashamed; for the LORD Almighty will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and before its elders, gloriously.
If we want to know when Jesus will return to the earth, first we must study the FEASTS and the 6000 year plan of God. Those who are studying prophecy know that Jesus will return to earth during the Fall Feasts, and that we are living in the time period when we should expect His return according to the 6000 year plan of God. For more information about the fall feasts and the 6000 year plan of God, please see:
The BIGGEST SIGN Jesus gave us to point to the exact time of His return is to look for the sun and moon to be darkened on the Jewish Feast days!
There are only TWO times this will happen within the next 25 years. There is a solar and lunar eclipse taking place on the Fall Feasts of Israel in 2015 and very near the fall feast days in 2034!!! There is a solar eclipse on the Feast of Trumpets in 2015 and a lunar eclipse on the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles in 2015. In 2034, there is a solar eclipse the day before the Feast of Trumpets and a lunar eclipse on the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles. We can rule out the other years as being the end of the final 7 years, because there is NO solar or lunar eclipse taking place on or very near the feast days during any other years! Jesus was very clear, that the ONE SIGN to watch for that would point us to His return to the earth is a solar and lunar eclipse, when the sun and the moon are darkened! WOW!
This narrows down our options for when Jesus will return to the earth. Our two options are 2015 and 2034. It is my opinion that 2034 will be past the 6000 years from Creation and that 2015 fits much better into the 6000 year time-frame. I also see very little possibility for the world to continue without Christ’s return for another 24 years. I do not see how the economy can continue without collapsing for at least 17 years and there are many sources pointing to 2012 as the year that the New World Order is planning to start their “world governance”. This fits very well with Scripture, that teaches the “Beast” rules for 3 ½ years, or 1260 days (April 2012 to September 2015).
It’s so clear from Scripture that the solar/lunar eclipse on the Fall Feast days is THE SIGN of His return and so few people seem to recognize this. Many people say that this could mean any number of things, that the smoke rising from a nuclear war will cause the sun and moon to be darkened, or something else. But I would contend that when the Bible talks about the sun and moon being darkened, it is talking about a solar and lunar eclipse and whenever the Bible refers to the moon turning to blood (see Joel 2:31 and Revelation 6:12), it is talking about a total lunar eclipse, when the moon appears to turn red like blood during the eclipse. The moon is not actually going to turn to blood before Jesus comes. Joel and John are trying to give us a sign to watch for before the coming of Christ – a total lunar eclipse in which the moon turns blood red.
It is extremely interesting to note that in 2104 and 2015, FOUR total lunar eclipses (blood moons) appear in a row. Normally you will have a total lunar eclipse and then the next lunar eclipse will be partial. Only a total eclipse creates a "blood moon". To have 4 total lunar eclipses in a row is extremely rare, but what is even more rare is that they all fall on Jewish Feasts (2 on the feast of Passover and 2 on the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles). It's quite significant that the last 2 times this has happened were right around the times when significant events happened in Israel - 1949/50 (Israel was becoming a nation again) and 1967/68 (Israel recaptured Jerusalem) and these are the only 2 other times this has happened in the last 500 years, where all 4 total lunar eclipses were right on Jewish Feast days (all 12 total lunar eclipses take place on Passover or Feast of Tabernacles). "The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD." Joel 2:31. This is a another HUGE sign from God pointing us once again to the fall of 2015 as the time of His return.
For the Lamb,