The heavens rolling up as a scroll – an alternative explanation

An event in the earth’s atmosphere causing catastrophic turbulence and destroying satellites is offered as an explanation for the heavens rolling up like a scroll and its impact on the host of heaven.  Let me explain why there seems to be strong Scriptural support for this interpretation. Continue reading

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What sort of medium does the Bible hint at?

Let’s summarise what sort of medium the Bible hints at based on our earlier studies. There are three key things that I want to focus on – two that are related to the heavens (shamayim) and one that is related to the skies (shachaq). Continue reading

The Moon and the Sun Much Brighter

In Isaiah 30:26 the moon will be as bright as the sun and the sun will be seven times as bright, like the light of seven days. While it is not uncommon for passages of Scripture to talk about the sun and moon going dark, this is the only passage I know that explicitly says that the sun  and moon will shine brighter – much brighter. I have two questions. When will this happen and is the moon’s reflectivity close to one seventh?

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Red Moons, Eclipses and End Times

Last week there was a total lunar eclipse, a red moon.  This is the first of four full lunar eclipses in a row, six months apart, with all four falling on the Jewish festivals of Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles. While there has been some talk on the internet about what might be the significance of all this, especially from the perspective of the nation of Israel, I would like to examine what the Scriptures say.

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Isaiah 13 and Lights Not Shining

Isaiah 13 is a chapter about judgement but in the midst of it there are references to the coming day of the Lord and astounding things happening in the heavens (v10, 13).  In this post we will take a quick look at Isaiah 13 and then focus in on verse 10.  In the next post we will look at Isaiah 13:13 and other passages that mention the heavens or the earth shaking. Continue reading