IMPORTANT: Please note that this post is for entertainment purposes only. In no way is this meant to date-set, but rather to point out, in an entertaining way, an EXTREMELY remote possibility of a dramatic event occurring that COULD be a sign from the Lord to His watching Bride that time is almost up!! Will this necessarily be the case? I certainly don't know, but time will shortly tell!! Also please note that I am not saying that we will be raptured on Pentecost 2012 (May 26/27), or any particular date for that matter. Instead, I am saying that, IF we were to receive a sign as outlined below, it COULD be pointing to our departure in the not-too-distant future!!
In other words, is it POSSIBLE, even if remote, that other signs may accompany the rare sunset Wedding Ring Eclipse scheduled to visit the West Coast of the U.S.A. on May 20th? If there is, perhaps the second chapter in Acts will give us some clues on what to POSSIBLY look for!!
Acts 2:19-20: "And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:"
Note: Some feel that these two verses refer to the Second Coming, while others feel that it refers to the Rapture. For the purpose of this post, I have assumed that this MAY provide a rough outline of a possible "shadow" fulfillment for the Rapture (wherein most, but not all, elements are satisfied). Who knows, this prophecy may even end up having a DUAL fulfillment (most, if not all, elements fully satisfied TWICE)!!
Based on the above two verses, let's now make an inventory list of events that MAY occur pointing to the Rapture event PERHAPS being in the not-too-distant future:
1) “wonders in heaven above”
2) “signs in the earth beneath”
5) “vapour of smoke”
6) “The sun shall be turned into darkness”
7) “the moon into blood”
So IF (a BIG if) these things were to occur on May 20th, what exactly would be required to FULLY satisfy all of the above requirements?
How about the effects of a Sunset Annular Eclipse to appear on May 20th on the West Coast of America? After all, this is the ONLY celestial event, needing the Sunset timing, that turns the sun dark and the moon red at the EXACT same time!! Well let’s see: 1) “wonders in heaven above”, 6) “The sun shall be turned into darkness”, 7) “the moon into blood”. While spectacular on its own, items 2), 3), 4), & 5) on this list are missing.
Well, what if we try the effects of a volcanic eruption, perhaps even around the time of the Sunset Annular Eclipse?
Well, let us look at the inventory list again: 1) ”wonders in heaven above”, 2) ”signs in the earth beneath”, 3) “blood”, 4) “fire”, 5) “vapour of smoke”, 6)“The sun shall be turned into darkness”, 7) “the moon into blood”.
Yes, that would definitely do it!! All of these would be satisfied simultaneously!!
You may be asking yourself, "Why a volcanic eruption" in the U.S.A? This is an EXTREMELY rare event (just as a Sunset Wedding Ring Eclipse is). Well, there may be a reason for this being a possibility, a precedent if you will, perhaps set in front of us for our enjoyment as watchers by the Lord Himself, imbedded in our very history for all to see!!
Allow me to illustrate:
The only significant volcanic eruption that has occurred in mainland U.S.A. over the last 100 years occurred on May 18, 1980 at Mount Saint Helens in Washington State, the West Coast of the U.S.A. (in between Portland & Seattle, but closer to Portland). On the surface, this seems innocent enough. HOWEVER, here are a couple of interesting observations on this:
- May 18, 1980 was EXACTLY seven days prior to Pentecost 1980, May 25th!! In comparison, May 20, 2012, the day of the highly unusual and rare Sunset Annular Eclipse (aka the “Wedding Ring Eclipse”) is also EXACTLY seven days prior to Pentecost 2012, May 27th!!
- Notice also that Mount Saint Helens erupted in Washington State, on the West Coast of America. I just find it interesting that the Sunset Annular Eclipse also "just happens" to pass DIRECTLY THROUGH THE WEST COAST!! More specifically, the eclipse runs directly through Mount Shasta in California (last eruption in 1786), with the edges of the eclipse touching Lassen, California to the south (the last eruption on the mainland, other than Mt. St. Helens, in 1917) and Crater Lake, Oregon to the north (the last eruption around 4000 years ago):
Please note that I fully acknowledge that ALL of the signs listed in the two Bible verses quoted above could easily occur over a few minute span; performed supernaturally by our Great God, PERHAPS not too long before the Rapture event (IF it was even meant to apply to the Rapture in the first place). Indeed, I fully acknowledge this to definitely be a possibility. After all, we have certainly not been directly promised an advance sign for our departure, but rather to even expect it to occur unexpectedly in the blink of an eye. NONETHELESS, COULD we end up getting an indirect warning anyway, PERHAPS just as Noah received a direct Seven Day Warning from God, just before the flood hit, back “as in the days of Noah”?
His Ways are not our ways, after all!! In His mercy, could this be our opportunity to spur on non-watchers to up their testimony to the lost before it is too late? Perhaps it is just this being wishful thinking on my part that this will happen that has, in turn, caused my imagination to work overtime in this post. But PERHAPS NOT??
Regardless, keep looking up, fellow watchers, our time surely draws VERY short!! MARANATHA!!
IMPORTANT FINAL NOTE: I FULLY realize that prophecy centers around Israel, NOT the U.S.A. However, the U.S.A. is the military power that has kept Israel's enemies at bay all of these years. In other words, as in a chess match, one would rarely attack the White King (Israel) before eliminating the White Queen (U.S.A.). In other words, what happens to the U.S.A. has extremely tangible implications for Israel. America being reduced in power is long overdue, or so MANY believe, including me. Especially given America's new status as the country with "the first gay president" in office, we all know that judgement is long overdue (the 50 million aborted American babies would also agree with me on this). Not only that, but Obama's love for all things Islam has even allowed Israel's enemies to be even more boisterous on their calling for Israel's destruction!! These are all EXTREME abominations in the Lord's eyes!