Along with all of the other signs pointing to the Rapture this year, a dramatic one will be seen by millions of Americans. It is coming on August 21, and darkness will fall across the face of America. It is the Great American Eclipse.
The path of eclipse will make it the most-viewed eclipse of all time. Millions of Americans will witness a once-in-a-lifetime event as the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun and day turns to night for up to almost three minutes.
The next coast-to-coast total solar eclipse will then happen 7 years later, April 8, 2024. Because the 2017 eclipse travels across the country from northwest to southeast and
the 2024 eclipse makes its way through the nation from southwest to northeast, the
two paths cross each other and create a zone of overlapping totality of almost 9,000 square miles.
What makes this particularly prophetic is America’s role in the dividing of Israel to please the Arab nations. The American President’s have repeatedly tried to forge a comprehensive Middle East peace agreement, and it looks like President Trump may finally succeed.
Trump envoy tees up Israeli-Palestinian peace talks / Al-Monitor, June 17, 2016
US President Donald Trump’s special representative for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, is expected to travel to Israel and the West Bank perhaps as early as this week to help restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. The Trump administration may soon release a statement of principles to serve as a basis for negotiations, Haaretz reports. The goal is for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to spell out their stances on core issues such as borders, security, the Palestinian right of return, Jerusalem and settlements before the two sides meet.
The White House’s plan for peace in the Middle East / Israel National News, June 14, 2017
US Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt spoke to senior Israeli officials and representatives of the Palestinian Authority about the US plan for negotiating a final status agreement, Channel 20 reported.
According to the plan, negotiations will begin in September, following the meeting between US President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Washington, D.C.
The Arab nations will agree to normalize relations with Israel starting during the negotiations, in return for Israel reducing the number of housing units built in Judea and Samaria. Such an agreement would help the Israeli economy and encourage the Israeli public to be more willing to accept territorial compromise and the expulsion of Jews from various towns in Judea and Samaria.
It is a sad fact that every time the United States tries to appease the Arab and Muslim nations and give away Israel’s land, disaster strikes. Since 1979, the efforts of a U.S. President to diminish Israel have caused such judgments as the Three Mile Island accident, the “Perfect Storm”, Hurricane Andrew, the Northridge earthquake that hit southern California, Hurricane George, multiple huge tornado clusters, Katrina, and a half-mile wide EF-5 multiple-vortex tornado that ripped through Joplin, Missouri.
What could happen next?
The American eclipse of 21st August, 2017 is indeed a “sign of Jonah” – a prophetic warning to the people of America. Shortly after that day, the 30 days of the “month of Elul” begins. This month is for observant Jews to begin a self-examination and repentance, a process that leads to Rosh Hashanah and ends with the holiday of Yom Kippur.
The shofar is traditionally blown each morning for the entire month of Elul, the month preceding Rosh Hashanah. The sound of the shofar is intended to awaken the listeners from their “slumbers” and alert them to the coming judgment.
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, and a day of judgment and coronation of God as king. 3 books are opened, the book of life, for the righteous among the nations, the book of death, for the most evil who receive the seal of death, and the third book for the ones living in doubts with non-evil sins. The final judgment is not done before the start of Yom Kippur. It is sometimes possible to receive the seal of life by asking for forgiveness.
The 30 days to Rosh Hashanah, and the 10 days leading up to Yom Kippur equal 40 days. According to Jewish tradition, the month of Elul is the time that Moses spent on Mount Sinai preparing the second set of tablets after the golden calf incident (Ex. 32; 34:27-28). Elul marked the beginning of a period of 40 days that Moses prayed for God to forgive the people for worshiping the golden calf.
What does the name of the month Elul mean? Elul has been interpreted as an acronym, with its Hebrew letters “Aleph,” “Lamed,” “Vav,” “Lamed” representing the words “Ani L’Dodi V’Dodi Li” (Song of Songs 6:3). These words mean “I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine” and herein “my Beloved” refers to God, and “I” refers to His people. God wants us to become His beloved sons so that we can enjoy sweet communion and fellowship with Him.
Judgement is coming soon.
Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: “Get up! Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach the message that I tell you.” So Jonah got up and went to Nineveh according to the Lord’s command.
Now Nineveh was an extremely large city, a three-day walk. Jonah set out on the first day of his walk in the city and proclaimed, “In 40 days Nineveh will be demolished!” The men of Nineveh believed in God. They proclaimed a fast and dressed in sackcloth—from the greatest of them to the least.
When word reached the king of Nineveh, he got up from his throne, took off his royal robe, put on sackcloth, and sat in ashes. Then he issued a decree in Nineveh:
By order of the king and his nobles: No man or beast, herd or flock, is to taste anything at all. They must not eat or drink water. Furthermore, both man and beast must be covered with sackcloth, and everyone must call out earnestly to God. Each must turn from his evil ways and from the violence he is doing. Who knows? God may turn and relent; He may turn from His burning anger so that we will not perish.
Then God saw their actions—that they had turned from their evil ways—so God relented from the disaster He had threatened to do to them. And He did not do it. (Jonah 3:1-10)
It is not too late for you. Now is the time to repent as an individual, and for the people of America to repent as a nation.