The stars only fall once.


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Steve Coerper        

What connects Jesus' comment in Matthew 24:30 to this sign?


Virgo over Jerusalem
Sept. 23, 2017

(Stellarium)

But   This comes clearly into focus when comparing the whole of Jesus' Olivet discourse with John's description of the "Seal judgments" recorded in Revelation, chapter 6:

The phrase "sign of the Son of Man" only appears once in scripture. The passage is Matthewi24:29-31

"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. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. (emphasis added)

We are to expect a period of tribulation (described in the first part of this chapter), and then a darkening of the sun and moon, and stars falling from heaven.  It should be noted that, while the sun and moon could be darkened more than once, the stars can only fall once.  These are not eclipses and meteor showers.  They are significant and unique cosmic events.

The stars only fall once.  We see in Revelation 6:12-13 that there is an earthquake, the sun is darkened, the moon becomes like blood, and the stars of heaven fell to the earth. In Matthew 24:29-30, the sun is darkened, the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken. We see in Revelation 12:7 that a war broke out in heaven

 

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