Sep 18

9/23/17: More ominous, ‘biblical’ signs in the sky

Mark Biltz believes ‘tribulation could begin soon’

Published: 2 days ago

Blood Moons. A total solar eclipse traversing the country. A devastating hurricane. And next up, an astronomical sign seemingly straight out of the book of Revelation.

Is God trying to say something?

Pastor Mark Biltz, the man who discovered the “Blood Moons” phenomenon and is one of the world’s foremost experts on the “signs of the times,” says he believes the startling convergence of events is a message from heaven. And he says arguably the most important sign will be a starry pattern in the sky on Sept. 23.

On that day, the sun will be in the constellation Virgo (known as the virgin). The moon will be below the “feet” of the constellation. Additionally, Venus, Mars and Mercury will be above the constellation. As the constellation Leo has nine stars and will also be above Virgo’s head, the alignment can be interpreted as a “crown” of 12 stars.

Revelation 12: 1-2 reads: “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.”

Biltz believes the upcoming sign on Sept. 23 is precisely what this passage is referring to.

“The woman clothed with the sun is the constellation Virgo and represents the nation of Israel,” he explained. “The 12 stars represent the 12 tribes of Israel. Interestingly, the constellation Leo, the lion, which is above Virgo, is made up of nine stars. The lion represents specifically the tribe of Judah. It just so happens this year during the Days of Awe, three planets will join the constellation Leo making up 12 stars. Virgo will be clothed with the sun, and the moon will be under her feet, fulfilling this sign to precise detail.”

Furthermore, said Biltz, contemporary events on Earth are also precisely fitting with biblical prophecy.

Biltz cited Luke 21:25, which says: “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.”

“The next verse also refers to how ‘the powers of heaven shall be shaken.’ Look what happened immediately after the solar eclipse at the beginning of the month of repentance,” he said. “We have the sea and the waves roaring loud and clear because of Hurricane Harvey. Not only that, the eclipse was on the 21st and the hurricane was the 25th. This event has been directly tied to this verse in Luke 21:25! Talk about predicted in the Bible!”

Biltz also expressed amazement at how one of the most devastating hurricanes in American history is being closely followed by the strongest hurricane ever recorded.

“Not only did we have Hurricane Harvey, but now Hurricane Irma is brewing looking like a category 5 for this next week,” noted Biltz.

Biltz, who explains the importance of the biblical calendar in his book “God’s Day Timer,” also believes it is deeply significant the upcoming sign with the constellation Virgo will appear the weekend after Rosh Hashanah.

“As I explain in my book ‘God’s Day Timer: The Believer’s Guide To Divine Appointments,’ the feasts are really to be seen as days when God intersects human history,” said Biltz. “God said there would be signs in the sun, moon and stars and Yeshua [Jesus] confirmed there would be signs in the heavens in the end of days before the Messiah comes.

“I’d caution I don’t ever predict what will happen, so much as connect the dots after they have happened. It is also important to remember prophecy has multiple fulfillments. Still, though I would not say this is definite; I would suggest that the imminent beginning of the Tribulation is definitely a big possibility.”

But why should believers care about what is happening in the sky? Isn’t looking for such signs uncomfortably close to the practice of astrology?

Biltz points out Scripture itself speaks of the importance of signs in the sky. He also says there is a critical distinction between astrology and what he calls “biblical astronomy.”

“Biblical astronomy has nothing to do with astrology,” Biltz said. “The devil likes to pervert everything God does as a way of sidelining believers. In astrology, it’s all about you and interpreting the signs in the sky about how it affects your life. In biblical astronomy, it’s all about God. It’s an entirely different focus. God even stated the heavens are declaring the glory of God.”

Biltz contends the signs in the sky are a message from God urging repentance. The recent solar eclipse, in particular, was a message to America.

“I believe solar eclipses over nations is God’s way of warning that nation to turn back to godliness,” the pastor said. “God is not willing that any should perish but all turn back to Him. The sun shines and the rain falls on everyone, both the righteous and the ungodly. We are not to point the finger and blame people as much as each and every one of us are to seek God and find comfort in His presence.”

And Biltz argues the flood of extraordinary signs both in the heavens and on Earth means the time to repent may be running out.

“I believe, as the Bible states, that when we see these things we should be looking up in expectation that our redemption is drawing near,” he told WND

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