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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


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.

Also - A special thanks to @allforthegood for helping design my cover image!

Until next time…

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Some pre-tribers tend to lean toward the rapture being an imminent event. But scripture is very clear that certain things will take place as markers of Christ's return.

The stars, moons and sun are a big complex clock as God lays it out in Genesis for the use of appointed times.


Well said Brother!


I agree to that @humanearl and @papa-pepper


The end time is gonna be terrifying. We hope we make heaven cause it’s not gonna be a sweet experience when those beasts are unleashed {the end time’s beasts


My beliefs are Bible beliefs, and I tend towards some pre-trib beliefs, some mid-trib, some post-trib and some no-trib. This comes from many years ( I’m now 70) of studying the Bible. Most of this has come to pass over the past 25 years though. Before that, I listened to sermons, but never read the Bible cover to cover to see the whole picture. I do believe that the Temple has to be built before He returns, but I accept I could be wrong. I don’t believe in knocking any of the positions held about The End Times, because each belief has some very valid arguments. All I know at this point, is that God’s ways are not my ways. And I am glad of that. 😊

As Paul says:

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

In other words, some things are not clear now, but when we see Him face to face, all will be clear.


@dmcamera I look so forward to the day we can stop guessing about what is and what is not.




Maybe that is not the best GIF to place here... LOL


hahaha yeah


Yeah I totally agree with you, looks like an end times angel.


What’s this? The end time angel?


that;s not angel wings:P that's batman like thing

Always you make my day better..
Thanks for great support..


Thank you to @lordoftruth!

This was a powerful 4 minutes! I love the Psalm 91:4 banner hanging down!


Thank you!

You're work on this series is commendable and really good. I find it a good exercise to read through my Bible as I follow along with what you're saying. From my own notes: The Day of the Lord ("the day of YHWH") is always a day of judgment. There have been several "days of the Lord," each followed by a message of future restoration and hope, but there will be a final "Day of the Lord" reserved for final judgment.


Amen to that! Thanks man!

This is so good! Thank u for sharing


Thank you for checking it out!

Hello @papa-pepper

I joined yesterday and I am already one of the best writers on the platform, check out my first post!



I joined yesterday and I am already one of the best writers on the platform,

Personally, that sounds REALLY proud and arrogant. It makes me NOT want to check out your post actually.

Are you the author of this series Mr. @papa-pepper?


Yes, it is a book I've been working on for some years, and hope to publish in the near future.


Wow! That was great.. Continue, God will reward your hard work !

congratulations to work on your friend's day,
success is always for you my friend @papa-pepper...

Good work thank


a good friend

Thanks @papa-pepper ... keep steeming and touching lives out there, your upvotes would definitely safe a soul today. We love steemit @smartbcamp

Unspeakable event so to say, the begining of the end, rapture is certain and inevitable

I honestly can't begin to imagine the amount of work and dedication you have put into these and previous posts! I hope I can keep up and try just as hard as you. Well done!


It has been years in the making, but I'm glad to be able to share it.


Thanks for remaining consistent and not giving up!

Wow, just saw this and got to know it's a series you've started a while ago. Thank you for the dedication to remind us about the coming events. I sure will follow. God bless you @papa-pepper


Thank you @thelovejunkie for checking it out and encouraging me.


You are welcome sir

Thanks dear sharing this video.

Great content!!thanks for sharing....picked up some good and valuable insight.


Cool. Thanks for letting me know.


You welcome!!Kindly visit my blog @papa-pepper, Cheers.

Really like this... Thanks.


You are welcome.

well said dear..upvoted and resteemed!


Thank you @trcerojo!

I appreciate that you are taking the time to share Biblical related stuff and that you do not hide the fact you are a Godly man! Keep up the good work! Shalom!

Following like 21:25 that there will be signs in the sum and the moon. just like I commented in the previous one, this are just symbolic representations