This is DAY TWENTY NINE of the daily devotional.
I am releasing a 50 day daily devotional about the end-times as revealed in Scripture. Along with the text, I will be providing a video where I cover the text of the day, and @verbal-d will be providing an audio version of it. That way, whether you want to read, watch, or listen, you'll be able to enjoy this study as you wish.
The plan is to release this devotional over the next 50 consecutive days, but life may "get in the way." We will do our best, but please be patient with me if I fall behind.
The SoundCloud Audio from @verbal-d
The YouTube Video from @papa-pepper
The Text I Originally Shared on the @narrowminded Account
DAY 29 - DARK SUN AND BLOOD MOON - Part 2
When we evaluate the five passages that mention the events that could be this darkening of the sun and bloodying of the moon in the New Testament, we have a few options. Though views vary about the passages mentioned yesterday as to the exact number of different events they speak of, I believe that there are only two. I believe the three excerpts from the Gospels and the Revelation 6 passage are all the same event.
“shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light” (Matthew 24:29)
“the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light” (Mark 13:24)
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon” (Luke 21:25)
“the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood” (Revelation 6:12)
Many pretribulational Bible scholars also believe that these all speak of the same exact event. The Revelation 8 passage, which is potentially different, I believe appears to be another event occurring later.
“the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon” (Revelation 8:12)
Since both the Matthew & Mark accounts show this sign as happening just after the “Abomination of Desolation”, it is fully possible that the “Day of the Lord” has not yet begun at that point.
“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)” (Matthew 24:15)
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:” (Matthew 24:29)
MATTHEW 24:15 – “Abomination of Desolation”
MATTHEW 24:29 – Sun darkened, moon not giving light
(14 verses later)
“But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:” (Mark 13:14)
“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,” (Mark 13:24)
MARK 13:14 - “Abomination of Desolation”
MARK 13:24 – Sun darkened, moon not giving light
(10 verses later)
Since the “Day of the Lord” cannot start until after the sign in the sun and moon and since the “Abomination of Desolation” cannot occur during the “Day the Lord”, this timing in Matthew 24 & Mark 13 makes sense. Isaiah 2:11-17 and 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 also agree with this timing.
Point : It is possible that the dark sun and moon event in the “Olivet Discourse” is the pre-“Day of the Lord” event prophesied by Joel.
If anyone is really interested, I did post the entire volume through an alt account over a year ago. I did so as an experiment to see how hard it would be for a new user to get noticed on steemit, so I didn't let anyone know that I was doing it. You can click here to a post that has links to the entire 50 days of this devotional if you really want to read ahead. That information has always been available there since I first posted it. It is not the purpose of this series to just copy all of my previous work, but instead to transform it into some new outlets by releasing it in an audio and video format, to broaden the reach that this work has.
Again, though I will certainly never claim to know it all, I do believe that many are being lead astray by some popular beliefs. I hope that this project will be able to help many others understand the end-times more accurately. Thanks!
Just in case you are new to this series and wanted to check out the previous audio or videos, here are links to the posts from each day of this series.
- NEW SERIES
- DAY 1 - THE FOUNDATION
- DAY 2 - "THE TRIBULATION"
- DAY 3 - THE SEVENTIETH WEEK OF DANIEL
- DAY 4 - NOT APPOINTED TO WRATH
- DAY 5 - WRATH vs. TRIBULATION
- DAY 6 - THE DAY OF THE LORD
- DAY 7 - THE LORD ALONE
- DAY 8 - THE EXALTATION OF THE ANTICHRIST
- DAY 9 - PROMISES
- DAY 10 - THE PRESUPPOSITION
- DAY 11 - 2 THESSALONIANS 2:1-4
- DAY 12 - THE REVEALING OF THE ANTICHRIST
- DAY 13 - SAME DAY 1
- DAY 14 - SAME DAY 2
- DAY 15 - HAND IN HAND
- DAY 16 - OVERTAKE YOU AS A THIEF
- DAY 17 - ANOTHER THIEF?
- DAY 18 - NOT KNOWING THE DAY OR HOUR - 1
- DAY 19 - NOT KNOWING THE DAY OR HOUR - 2
- DAY 20 - NOT KNOWING THE DAY OR HOUR - 3
- DAY 21 - IGNORANCE
- DAY 22 - "OLIVET DISCOURSE" : ARMAGEDDON OR RAPTURE Part 1
- DAY 23 - "OLIVET DISCOURSE" : ARMAGEDDON OR RAPTURE Part 2
- DAY 24 - FOR MY NAME'S SAKE : Part 1
- DAY 25 - FOR MY NAME'S SAKE : Part 2
- DAY 26 - ENDURING TO THE END
- DAY 27 - THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED
- DAY 28 - DARK SUN AND BLOOD MOON - Part 1
Also - A special thanks to @allforthegood for helping design my cover image!
Until next time…
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