Jesus said, "Immediately after the distress of those days 'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'" (Mat 24:29)
"The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine." (Joe 3:15)
"I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD." (Joe 2:30-31)
"Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand— a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness..." (Joe 2:1-2a)
"Will not the day of the LORD be darkness instead of light, Even gloom with no brightness in it?" (Amo 5:20)
"In that day," declares the Sovereign LORD, "I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight." (Amo 8:9)
"The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light." (Isa 13:10)
"Give glory to the LORD your God before He brings the darkness, before your feet stumble on the darkening hills. You hope for light, but He will turn it to utter darkness and change it to deep gloom." (Jer 13:16)
"When I snuff you out, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light. All the shining lights in the heavens I will darken over you; I will bring darkness over your land, declares the Sovereign LORD." (Eze 32:7-8)
"The great day of the LORD is near— near and coming quickly. The cry on the day of the LORD is bitter; the Mighty Warrior shouts his battle cry. That day will be a day of wrath— a day of distress and anguish, a day of trouble and ruin, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness— a day of trumpet and battle cry against the fortified cities and against the corner towers. 'I will bring such distress on all people that they will grope about like those who are blind, because they have sinned against the LORD. Their blood will be poured out like dust and their entrails like dung. Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them on the day of the LORD's wrath.' In the fire of his jealousy the whole earth will be consumed, for he will make a sudden end of all who live on the earth." (Zep 1:14-18)
"I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind." (Rev 6:12-13).
The following passage also seems to allude to the time of the Lord's return:
"The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because he was angry. Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it. He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet. He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind. He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him— the dark rain clouds of the sky. Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced, with hailstones and bolts of lightning. The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded. He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy, with great bolts of lightning he routed them. The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare at your rebuke, LORD, at the blast of breath from your nostrils. He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me." (Psa 18:7-17)
Based on these Scriptures, we know a day is definitely coming when the sky will be completely darkened, and this will be a sign of Christ's soon return. It will be a day of clouds and blackness, a day of darkness and gloom.
On a related note, this same phenomenon occurred when Jesus hung upon the cross, two thousand years ago, and took the punishment for our sins. He felt what it was like to be forsaken by God at that moment. It says:
"At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, 'Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?' (which means 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?')." (Mar 15:33-34)
No greater love has any man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. Jesus Christ laid down His life for you. Sin separates us from God, and Jesus took all our sins upon Himself on the cross. He took the punishment for our sins, so that we don't have to spend eternity in hell, separated from God. He died for us and rose again, so that all who believe in Him would not perish but have eternal life.
Repent for the kingdom of heaven is near. Don't delay your decision. It's going to get dark soon. Call upon Jesus' name today. Believe me, you don't want to go through the Great Tribulation with its darkness and separation from God. That will be the hour when darkness reigns on the earth. And if you die without Christ, then you will be doomed to spend eternity in hell. Yes, hell is real, and the reason I am warning you is that I don't want you to go to that terrible place. I want you to come to know, as I have, that Jesus' light is greater than the deepest darkness.
Attribution notice: Scriptures taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®.
Author's note: You must take responsibility for your own actions. Nobody knows the day or the hour, and in no way am I date setting. This is only to provide you with information, so that you can make your own decisions, for which you will be accountable to God.
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Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus. Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?
“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15). He preached that we must repent and believe.
Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International. He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.