In Joel 2:31 and Acts 2:20, it says that "the sun will be turned into darkness... BEFORE that great and notable day of the Lord come."
By the Holy Spirit, it can be discerned that Monday August 21, 2017 "the sun will be turned into darkness" at the time of the total solar eclipse. We can then rightfully expect "the Day of the Lord" to come soon.
By Holy Ghost discernment, one can understand that the "Day of the Lord" begins His season of Judgment in the End Times ."Behold, the Judge standeth before the door"
Then the next phrase appears in Acts 2:20:
" and the moon shall be turned into blood."
"Blood" signifies war. So therefore we are being told that WAR follows on the heels of the sun being turned into darkness-----not certain of that timing.
Will the WAR be the Psalm 83 war ( Arab war, already going on in the Levant);
or does it refer to North Korea sending a nuke to the West and her forces, followed by the Ezekiel 38 and 39 War of the Russian Invasion of Israel ? (Also referred to as the Gog-Magog War ?)
Caution: the "Day of the Lord" (global judgment) is not to be confused with "the Day of Christ" (our Rapture).
Only the King James Version ( KJV) of the Bible has the accurate translation of 2 Thessalonians 2:2 ... using the term
"Day of Christ " (our Rapture)
instead of the misleading and incorrect paraphrase "of the Lord" which the new translations
manufactured in order to squeeze the Rapture into a convenient time zone of current events. ("itching ears" 2 Timothy 4:3)
It is this author[s belief that the "Day of the Lord" and "the Day of Christ" occur on the same day, even though they have opposite meanings.
2 Thessalonians 1:7,8....
"And to you who are troubled rest with us (Rapture) when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels,
"In flaming fire taking vengeance (Judgment) on them that know not God and that obey not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ." ( 1 Peter 4:17,18).
Also, the examples in Genesis tell of judgment and escape
Example of Noah : When the rains came down, Noah and his Ark went up. Genesis 7
Example of Lot: When fire and brimstone came down, Lot was removed from Sodom Genesis 19.
Also see Luke 17:29, "the SAME day".
Lot was removed from Sodom on the SAME day that judgment fell.
We can conclude then that on Monday, August 21, 2017
the End Time season of global judgment begins;
and it also begins the season for our Blessed Hope in the Rapture.
"But of the times and Seasons brethren, you have no need that I write on to you.
For yourselves know perfectly that the Day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night...."but we are not in darkness...
(v.9) for God hath not appointed us unto wrath (Judgment ) , but to obtain Salvation (Redemption) by Our Lord Jesus Christ"
"And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up. and lift up your heads, for your Redemption draweth nigh".