"And this gospel will be preached in the kingdom
whole world as a testimony to all nations and
then shall the end come "
"The sun turned into darkness and the moon - in the blood,
before the coming of the Lord's day, the great
and scary "
(Book of Joel, 2:31)
So, the question: "Will the end of the world?", Ie the death of civilization, the most likely answer: "Yes." Because it has become meaningless existence of evil, adulterous and wrong kind of things, when, for example, even multimillion-dollar national cervical cancer are allowed to "marriage" same-sex couples.
Everyone lives as he wants, no one seeks the truth, everyone goes to their "correct" way. However, "There is a way that seems right unto a man but in the end - the way to death" (Proverbs).
Nevertheless, many of the inhabitants of the earth, conjure: "We will not be punished, the punishment will pass us by, it will not affect us because we hide behind our jokes and lies" (Book of Isaiah, modern. Per.). No, the overflowing scourge will reach every one of us ... and spells will not help.
By asking the second question: "How will this happen?" We got acquainted with the biblical version of events, the reliability of which is confirmed by modern scientific knowledge. It remains to find the answer to the third question: when will the end of the world? ".
Some scientists, astrophysicists believe that the disaster will occur April 13, 2029 as a result of the collision of Earth with the asteroid Apophis (diameter 320 m, the mass of 50 million tons, the speed of 45,000 kilometers per hour) or 13 April 2036 at the time following his visit. Other scientists say the date and other space objects.
As we see, mankind learned to distinguish the person of the sky, but can not recognize the signs of recent times. Let's try to sort out this issue, relying on such an authoritative source of knowledge, as the Scriptures.
1. Biblical signs of the end
In the Old Testament contains the following promise to God. "Behold, the first pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you." And another: "I announce the beginning of what will happen in the end, and from ancient times the that more (today) is not made ... "(Book of Isaiah).
Indeed, in the past Almighty warned people about the coming punishment. For example, the inhabitants of Nineveh, the Egyptians, the generation of Noah and Lot, the kings of Israel. There will be no exception, and the last sentence of this generation, about which God spoke in the Old Testament times and clearly proclaimed in the New Testament.
What are the signs of the offensive end before it happens, are in the Bible? A total of seven.
First found in the Gospel of Matthew. "Preached (proclaimed) is this gospel of the kingdom in the whole world (the world), in (a) a witness to all nations, and (only) then the end will come."
The second feature of approximation the death of civilization is to restore the state of Israel, which the Jews were deprived of for nearly two thousand (!) Years, being in the diaspora (in the "captive peoples").
About this eschatological event prophesied in Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea. Through the prophet Joel, God promises: "For behold, in those days, and at the same time, when I restore the fortunes (from captivity) of Judah and Jerusalem, I gather (together) all the nations ... and with them there the court."
The third feature, according to the prophecy of Jesus Christ, the Gentiles will be the end of time for Jerusalem, which served as the beginning (in the I century AD. Er.) Capture of the Roman army and the captivity of the Jews.
"And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden (will trample) the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles (until their time expires)" (Luke).
The fourth sign of the last time we can assume Israel's construction of the so-called "Security wall" - fortification boom length exceeding 500 km to prevent the entry into its territory by Palestinian militants (including in the form of walls, 1).
The prophet Ezekiel foresaw that the wall will be destroyed, but ... not people! "I will even rend a stormy wind in my wrath, and go heavy rain in my fury, and great hailstones in my fury to consume it. Break down the wall ... and you with it will perish. "
The fifth sign is shown in the Second Epistle to the Thessalonians: "For that day shall not come, except (until now) is not coming (does not happen) before the retreat (from God) and the man of sin, the son of perdition."
Sixth sign can serve as a prediction in the Book of Joel. "The sun will turn into (turn) into the darkness and the moon - in the blood, before (before) rather than (as) the day of the Lord, the great and terrible."
Seventh (last) sign of the onset of the Great Tribulation is indicated in the Gospel of Matthew. "Then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth ...".
2. Does the Bible have come true are the symptoms?
When fulfilled all the eschatological prophecies in the Bible, there will come the great and dreadful day of the Lord, the contents of which we reviewed in previous articles. The question arises: perhaps these signs have already come true? "In 1844, 1914 or 1999, according to some forecasters.
No, all seven biblical predictions were not realized, but only a few, one - is coming true, and another yet to be fulfilled. Consider this question in detail.
The first sign (coming true). According to various estimates, from 93 to 97% of the world's population is already approaching the gospel of the kingdom, proclaimed in testimony to all nations.
The second sign (come true). According to the UN General Assembly on November 29, 1947 was created and May 14, 1948 at 4 pm in Building Tel Aviv Museum of Culture proclaimed state of Israel. During this time of scattering on the homeland Jews returned from more than 140 countries.
The third test (come true). During the Six Day War (5 to 10 June 1967) the Israeli army established control over the entire territory of the city of Yerushalayim (received the new status), which in 1980 finally became the capital of the state Yisraeyl.
The fourth test (come true). Israel's construction of security wall, mostly completed.
The fifth feature (not come true). Great indignation, the mass retreat from God has not happened yet, does not open as the son of perdition.
Sixth sign (do not come true). The prophet Joel speaks of eclipses of the sun and the moon sees Israel before the coming of the day the Lord. Such luminaries in the history of eclipses, both ancient and modern Israel there were many. Therefore, to properly bind to the time, Joel's prophecy must be read in conjunction with previous symptoms.
The seventh sign (do not come true). This prediction of the sign (the sign) in the sky is actually the beginning of the Tribulation. Namely: a collision course with our planet's asteroid-meteor shower and the appearance of the sky the radiant of a meteor shower (2). This prophecy will come true if executed the previous (sixth) feature.
Of the seven above-mentioned biblical signs of the offensive end, one comes true, the three have already come true, but three - no. At what time of launch the first, fifth and seventh prediction, exactly, is unknown. The first, apparently, in the first half of the twenty-first century, and the date of the radiant Cepheus (seventh sign) can be calculated only after the discovery of a small planet Gogh (fifth criterion) and calculation of its flight trajectory.
To accurately determine the time of the death of our civilization is the sixth feature - Joel's prophecy about the solar and lunar eclipses.
3. Eclipses luminaries in the Old Testament
Already in ancient times, starting from the VIII century BC, the priests began to compile tables of solar and lunar eclipses. Eclipses shine terrified the people, as were considered the most sinister and compelling messengers mortal danger. Also, recently, with the eclipses of the sun and moon, as the prophet Joel foresaw, followed by a day of punishment, the great and terrible.
"The sun will turn into (turn) into the darkness and the moon - in the blood, before (before) rather than (as) the day of the Lord, the great and terrible."
Then, according to his prophecies, there will be signs in the earth: blood (flushed with water in all water bodies), fire (full fire), pillars of smoke. Similar signs occur in the sky: a bloody color of the sky, blazing fire celestial bodies, reserve the pillars of smoke.
About this eschatological day when the solar eclipse will occur, as Amos prophesies. "And in that day, says (declares) the Lord God: the sun to noon and darkened the earth in broad daylight (now first." Middle of the day the earth will fall darkness "), then there will be a great earthquake, when the earth will rise and fall like a" transverse waves ".
A similar prediction for the false prophets, seers and soothsayers gives the prophet Micah: "the night will get you a vision, and darkness - not divine; the sun go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them, then Jerusalem would" make an heap. "
4. Eclipses shine in the New Testament
In the New Testament of the eclipse as a sign of death, age, predicted by Jesus Christ. "And there shall be signs in sun and moon and stars" (Luke). On earth as "depressed (despair) nations, with perplexity (confusion).
People will faint from fear and dread of impending natural disasters, for the heavenly bodies will lose stability, and will come into motion. As a result, "There will be great earthquakes in various places (in many places) and hunger (famine) and the plagues (epidemics) and fearful (the sky) and great signs from heaven" (ibid.).
In the Gospel of Matthew, about the same events, read the following. "The sun will be darkened and the moon shall not give her light, and then" force (the body) heavens will be shaken (to come into the movement) "and" the stars will fall from the sky ", ie . start falling meteoroids. "Then shall appear the sign ... in the sky." So, exactly, will happen: because of the meteoric flashes a sign there in the sky - the radiant of a meteor shower.
From the above prophecies that between eclipses of the luminaries and the onset of the day the Lord (the Tribulation) will not be any significant period of time.
It is these eclipses the light (Fig. 3), as has already come true, I saw John the Evangelist: "the sun became black (blackened) as sackcloth of hair (now the lane." Became black as sackcloth "), and the moon became (became) like blood" .
But why John and Joel, in eclipse, they saw the moon blood-red, not black like the sun? There is no error, because owing to the total interference in the Earth's atmosphere absorbs almost all of the moon reflected the sun's rays of the visible spectrum except red, because it looks red, especially in the penumbral eclipse.
5. At what time of year, Joel's prophecy come true?
The Bible contains information that the trial and punishment of this world for the evil of his (Lord's day) will come in the spring, more precisely, in the modern month of April, when the Palestine mature crops.
So with a harvest of grain compares Joel Court over the nations. "Let me go in the sickle, because the harvest is ripe ... Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! for the day of the LORD unto the valley of decision. "
In the eschatological 32-chapter book of Isaiah contains the following prophecy. "Just a few days over the year and horrified careless, for no stripping (harvest) of grapes and the harvest will not come."
In this prediction we are talking about the days (beginning) of the new Hebrew year (sacred calendar). That is about the month Abib ears (modern equivalent, March-April), he month of Nisan, after the Babylonian captivity. Then, according to Isaiah, the stripping of grapes will be no harvest of barley and wheat did not come because they die earlier.
For this reason, Joel calls: "blush with shame, farmers, wail, the tenants of the wheat and barley, because the harvest was lost in the field" (modern translation, "was killed crops in the fields").
Hosea surprisingly accurate description of atmospheric phenomena on the day of the Lord. He compares his coming from the glow of dawn (reddened the sky), late rain m m (in Palestine falls in late March or early April), Oriental stir-frying m wind (blowing from the beginning of April).
Amos tells about the vision of God locusts ate the grass of late spring (dries quickly from the east wind), and Isaiah compares people with grass to die from the blow of the Lord.
In the New Testament end of the age as compared with the harvest, when all the people that work iniquity, will be collected, as the tares (weeds) in the field, and burned with fire. In one of the revelations, John sees the green grass was burnt due to a fall from the sky censers filled with fire.
On the closeness of the end of the human race Jesus Christ offers to judge by the fig tree (fig), let the leaves. In Palestine, figs forth leaves in early April, and first small green fruits (kidney) appear in late March, but they soon fall.
Because the fall to the ground "stars" (meteoroids) John the Evangelist compares with opadanie (in April), the immature figs from the fig tree: "the stars of heaven fell to earth as the fig tree is shaken (shaken), strong wind, drops its unripe figs."
6. Last Easter of this generation
One of the three feasts, which God commanded His people to observe on forever, is Passover (Heb. "Pesah", Figure 4). It should be celebrated annually the first full moon of the new year, the evening of 14 Nisan (now most often falls in April).
Between sunset and nightfall, prepared a sacrifice (Easter), ie killed the Passover lamb (lamb or goat). Ate as him at night, inviting neighbors to a meal, if necessary.
The prophet Zephaniah predicts that for the last Passover of this generation, a sacrifice will not make people (priests in the temple or the head of the family, outside of Jerusalem), and the Lord himself! Moreover, he has already appointed someone to call, because it would be his day when - before him any flesh.
"Be silent before the Lord God, for the day of the Lord. The Lord has already prepared a sacrifice (the victim), he hath call (the meal). "This massacre will be animals, birds, sea creatures, wicked men, and invited to the meal - all the inhabitants of the earth.
Another promise, through Zephaniah, God sends. "And in that time, I am with a light inspection (or more precisely,"'ll search ") Jerusalem, and punish those who sit on his lees, and say in their heart:" LORD will not do any good no evil. "
Here the prophet recalls the traditional Easter ceremony of the search head of the household (often with children) yeast or anything leavened. Allegory of Zephaniah is clear and urgent: "Yes, we are not obedient to God, as we sit on his sins, but He is something all the same!". No, this is not so! The day will come when the Lord shine a powerful lamp (radiant), the whole world, he discovered the leaven of sin and destroy it.
Zephaniah, predicting the destruction of everything living from the land the Lord's day, combines it with Easter. On this night, for some reason it will be very dark and needed a strong external source of light.
In the New Testament that the Lord's day will come at night, say the Apostles Peter and Paul. "There will come the same day of the Lord ... at night ... the earth and the works that are therein shall be burned up" (Second Epistle of Peter).
7. When the end comes?
Thus, according to biblical prophecies:
1) day of the Lord will come in the spring, in the month of Nisan (Abib), the first full moon after the vernal equinox;
2) That day will come at night (from 14 to 15 Nisan), appears to be illuminated by light (a sign) in the sky, turning a dark night in the clear morning;
3) before the day of the Lord shall come a solar eclipse (new moon occurs), followed by an eclipse of the moon (there is a full moon), coinciding with Pesah. These stars will eclipse are visible from the territory of Israel, ie, must be greater than the maximum phase.
All the conditions listed in paragraph 3, the same extremely rare, as in the same area may experience a solar eclipse, and (14 days) absent moon (and vice versa). Sometimes, solar eclipse occurs when the moon, which is very rarely falls on the first full moon after the vernal equinox.
Therefore, solar and lunar eclipses with a large maximum phase, the latter of which coincides with the Pesah, or in any twenty-XXII centuries in Israel will not be observed ... except in 2034.
In the spring of 2034 will total eclipse of the Sun (March 20) with the following local circumstances with respect to the city of Jerusalem: The maximum phase - 0.782, top of the partial eclipse in 11 hours 40 minutes 34 seconds, its maximum phase at 13 hr. 3 min. 53 sec., Finishing in 14 hours. 22 min. 25 sec.
Then, after 14 days, there will penumbral eclipse of the Moon (April 3) with the maximum phase of 0.878. Beginning at 18 hours. 51.8 min., The maximum phase in 21 hours. 6.8 min., Finishing in 23 hours. 21.7 min.
The same evening, April 3 (14 Nisan) 2034 Pesah begins at sunset and the appearance of the sky 3 stars (about 18 hours). In this Easter night, in a lunar eclipse, visible light is good God - the radiant of a meteor shower Cepheus, near the edge of the sky to the north (Fig. 5).
8. The most important seven-year period in the history of mankind
In the book of Daniel states, in particular, about the last 70 of the week "(seven years), which will focus all of the major events related to the" end time ". This period can be divided into two parts (by 3.5 years each). The second half is often called the "great tribulation" or "time of great tribulation."
If the great tribulation (the Lord's day) will start April 3rd, 2034, then the beginning of the last seven years Daniel will be in October 2030. By that time, astronomers not only to detect asteroids and meteor shower that threatens Earth, but also determine the trajectory of its motion, increasing the risk of collision and 10 (on a scale of Turin).
Rider, he is the same: a stone beast and the destroyer of Daniel, son of the dawn of Isaiah, fighter peoples and mountain burnt Jeremiah, the dragon and the beast John, the leviathan of Job will be among the seven stars of the constellation Cepheus, near the edge of heaven and earth, in the north. He will receive the biblical name "Gog".
As we approach the hordes of Gog (Fig. 6) to our planet's population will cover the concern, then fear and hope, then despair. In search of safe places, people leave the city, which reigns "abomination of desolation". Seeing it all "are in Judea flee (abscond) in the mountains" (Matthew). Then there will be an eclipse of the sun (20/03/2034 city).
With the onset of the eclipse of the Moon (03/04/2034), at the sky more clearly be seen a meteor shower radiant Cepheus (Fig. 5) as proof of entry of the Earth flux of cosmic bodies, where it will stay about 2 weeks. The active bombardment of our planet will be about 7 days, as the climax comes on April 10 (noon).
On this day, 10 hours, the Earth will fall asteroids of different sizes. The largest of these will cause "a great earthquake, such as never was since then, as people on earth" (Revelation).
Global earthquake, and provoked them to shake regional land will destroy all the cities, hurl mountains, destroyed the island, will cover the earth wide and deep cracks. On the shelf coasts Oceans arise giant tsunami, deeply penetrating deep inland, sweeping everything in its path.
Cascading nature of the catastrophe caused by seismic shocks from the collision of Earth with a small planet, will cause extreme events: geological (large landslides, screes, mudflows, avalanches, dust storms) weather (severe storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, squalls, vertical vortices large hail, multi-day rain, global drought), marine hydrological (powerful cyclones, tsunamis, severe agitation and oscillation in sea level, intense drift ice), water (flooding, rain floods, floods, water logging), continuous natural fires.
Geophysical emergencies can be expressed also in active volcanic activity: the eruption about 3,500 volcanoes located along the boundaries of tectonic platforms, and explosions and heavy-duty 15-supervolcanoes.
Extensive fires, blown hurricanes of unprecedented force, covering nearly the entire planet as a geosphere and hydrosphere. Big furious vortex (tornado) will roll the heavens like a scroll.
When it begins to cool down the Earth's atmosphere, in darkness poured more days (40 days) continuous acid rain, which end up in June 2034. Then comes the gloomy time: "neither day nor night" (Book of Zechariah), lasting more than 3 years. Come drought, famine, disease. Only from November 2037 to recover the thermodynamic equilibrium of the atmosphere and rains begin again.
10. Who's to blame?
So, the question: "when the end comes?" We, with the help of the Bible, found the answer. The death of modern civilization will happen in the twenty-first century, in the last seven years, Daniel, in the second half in 2034 - 2037, respectively.
Then there is the traditional Russian question: "Who is to blame?". Because humanity would perish in nuclear fire, not a third world war, but as a result of cosmic catastrophe, does not mean that there are no culprits.
Vulgar materialist answer: "no one to blame! it is the work of blind chance. " Excuse me, but the case has no hands! In the world nothing happens by accident, because all events have a causal relationship, both visible and invisible.
The second possible answer: "God is guilty!". According to the Bible, He created our world and He will destroy it before humanity during the days of Noah. "Right, Who created, He has the right and destroy his creation. But there was good reason for the death of the previous race?
Was! In the book of Genesis we read: "And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that all thoughts and his heart was only evil continually" (now the first. "About the evil they only think"). And it repented the LORD that he had made man on earth, and it grieved him at his heart. "
Today, God also grieves in his heart, urging people to change a sinful life, to cease to do evil. But they plugged their ears not to hear incriminating words of his, and closed their eyes to avoid seeing their abominations.
Therefore, the Creator of all things, and after destroy the human race. All the difference from the previous kind, but that every minute the evil is directed not only against each other, but also against the environment, aimed at the systematic destruction of the created world is not us.
Therefore, to blame an abstract universal evil? No, not global and abstract, and personal and real evil that exists in the heart, soul, mind of man.
Written because each of us: "Every represent his sins" (Lamentations) and all of us: "There is no justification for people in their soluble evil" (Romans, modern. Translation). Creation has no right to blame the Creator for all men have sinned ... Sin, "because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God on earth" (Book of Hosea).
11. What should I do?
When asked "Who is to blame?" Usually follows the eternal question "what to do." This question is still asked Isaiah the prophet 2,700 years ago.
"And what do you do a day visit, desolation which shall come from afar?" To whom will ye flee for help? "And where will ye leave your glory?" (Book of Isaiah).
Of course, be hundreds, including fantastic deals on how to avoid cosmic disaster and even sold a few unsuccessful attempts. However, to avoid a collision with Earth asteroid flux by changing the trajectory of the central massive body (the asteroid Gog) will not succeed. After using the proposed methods: a kinetic drummer, gravity tractor, nuclear explosions near a small planet, setting rocket motor on its surface, and so unrealistic.
Because you can not get close to an animal because of its surrounding flocks (families) from the dust, rocks, debris and small asteroids, flying at high speed (up to 120 000 km / h).
Therefore, the Old Testament prophet Joel, describing the day of wrath, like the "great and terrible day of the Lord", says: "Nobody can stop him" (modern translation). It is true, nor curb the day of wrath, nor stop our planet and get off - no one could.
If you can not avoid a collision with Earth asteroid meteor shower, then you should look for safe places (mountains, hills, plateaus), and there to hide? Alas! it does not help. That is why the prophet Malachi asks rhetorically. "And who can endure the day of his coming, and who shall stand when he appears?".
John sees the consequences of disaster (chapter 6), and then sums up. "For it came (come) a great day of His wrath, and who can resist (live it)?" Begs an answer: "No one does."
After all, natural catastrophes and disasters will be comprehensive and global in nature, covering the atmosphere, hydrosphere and geosphere of our planet.
Of such extreme events, such as: asteroid strikes, fires, mega-tsunami, earthquakes, landslides, avalanches, volcanic eruptions, explosions supervolcanoes, hurricanes, tornadoes, hail, floods, die up to 90% of the population of the earth. In particular, because of the poisoned water, unfit for breathing air, hunger, disease, violence, wild animals.
Through the prophet Zephaniah, God tells us His will. "All cut from the face of the earth ... I will cut off man and beast will consume the fowls of heaven, and fish of the sea, and the temptations with the wicked destroy people from the face of the earth ...." John sees a massive loss of life from fire, smoke, sulfur, poisoned water, from famine, pestilence, wild beasts.
12. How could escape?
In the book of Deuteronomy contains a very important revelation from God. "I umervschlyayu and I make alive, I wound and I heal, and no one will deliver from my hand." According to this statement, God not only affects and kills, but only He can heal and revitalize!
As promised: "Look unto me and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God and there is no other" (Book of Isaiah).
However, perhaps there are other ways to save? No, the Creator of the universe and all living insists: "I am the LORD, and there is no savior besides Me" (ibid.). But these assertions - just the words written over 2,500 years ago, as they believe?
Those who want to make sure that such expressions are not mere words, can read the Old Testament, and require tangible evidence of healing and recovery of people - to take up the New Testament. Who does not believe is written, may apply to the living testimony of the rescued people.
Jesus Christ is the one Savior (Fig. 7), which has repeatedly said the Old Testament prophets. It is He who frees from the power of sin, the wages of which, by law - death.
We may not like this law, but it is set by God, approved by the Creator for all, including for Christ, who took upon Himself the sins of the world. That is why Jesus had to die, taking the crucifixion.
After this event, any person in any circumstances, can avoid death, taking his whole heart and with all my soul with his, and all your mind Christ's sacrifice for their sins. For it is not beauty will save the world, according to the blind guide the blind, and repentance.
Hence the question: "what can I do to be saved?" There is only one correct answer: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house" (Acts).
Friend, the Lord's day, when many people will be amazed and umervschleny, it is possible to escape. To do this, right now, we must call upon Jesus Christ to do His will, not his, to entrust his life. "And it shall: whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (ibid.).
In the days of tribulation: the wounded, sick, infirm, confessing Christ as Lord and Savior, He will heal, and the dead, in the words of his own - quicken! "For there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved" (ibid.).
May God protect you in times of testing, approaching the world to experience all the inhabitants of the earth and punish the wicked for evil.