“Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.” - Matthew 24:29
Jesus says that the sun, moon and stars will reveal that He is about to return. The entire heavens will be shaken. The light from the sun and moon blotted out, stars falling and heaven shaking may have sounded improbable and far-fetched 100 years ago. But not any longer.
The rapid advance of science and technology to build more destructive weaponry, but also to be able to discovery more things about our planet and the universe, now make this prophetic word possible.
In recent years the foundations of the earth have been shaken by the giant magnitude of underground earthquakes. In fact a recent earthquake actually moved the earth fractionally off its very precise axis that was designed by God.
Huge volcanic eruptions in recent years have caused huge dust clouds to rise into the atmosphere weakening the sunshine in areas of the earth and even causing darkness at times during the day. Astronomers have also found that distant stars explode and that particles and meteors can be a threat and collide with the earth. Hollywood even made a movie of this possibility.
The issue of climate change is causing strange weather patterns and natural disasters in places all around the world.
The signs of the times certainly serve to warn us that what Jesus said cannot be dismissed as fiction, but is the truth.
With so much uncertainty in life we need to have hope in a better future. That hope and future can only be found in Jesus Christ, who is my rock, my defence, and my safe hiding place.
Dear Father in heaven, creator and upholder of all things by the word of Your power I put my confidence and faith in You today. You are my fortress and strength and in You I trust, in the name of the Lord Jesus.