Q: Does a solar eclipse have prophetic meaning?
A: Yes, it does but the specific meaning is unclear. When I was in grade school we studied eclipses whenever they popped up. I recall a text-book discussing how in ancient history, eclipses had different meanings in different cultures and were fearful omens to primitive cultures. This public school text-book also taught us that thanks to NASA and science we had nothing to fear because now we know what causes eclipses. Hence, knowing that eclipses are caused by the moon and planets lining up in a specific pattern means nothing more than just that. Today, we learn more about eclipses and that includes prophetic meaning. Simply because we know the science behind them doesn’t mean there is not a deeper, prophetic message that all of us must consider.
In the Bible, God tells us more. Genesis 1:14 God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them be signs to indicate seasons and days and years.
Jesus himself tells in Luke 21:25, And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth nations will be in distress, anxious over the roaring of the sea and the surging waves. Just today, we have seen one sign in the sun, moon and perhaps the stars.
Q: What’s happening on planet Earth?
A: Nations appear to be in distress over threats of nuclear war and / or war between Israel and Arab nations. Not to mention, anxiety that many people have over so-called, global warming, relating to the sea (melting polar ice?) and the surging waves (tsunamis?).
Q: Is there meaning in the solar eclipse of May 20-21, 2012?
A: Yes. According to those who study eclipses and prophecy, there can be many meanings. In general, “Rabbinical teachings” view a solar eclipse as a negative sign for the enemies of Israel and possibly a good or bad sign for Israel itself. It often depends on if an eclipse occurs on a Jewish festival.
Here are a few interesting points concerning the eclipse, Israel and the nations. Read them judiciously. Some are confusing as they are mixed with astrology, astronomy and human traditions.
Do you have information regarding this solar eclipse of May 2012?