There Shall Be Signs in the Heavens

Signs are a part of our everyday life; they tell us where to go, what to do and how to behave in public, etc. We have the choice to obey a sign or not. The Bible teaches us not to depend on signs, but to take them as confirmation of God’s leading. God has used signs many times in the Bible to inform and warn people about coming events, so they can change their direction or prepare.
The birth of Jesus the Christ was accompanied with the star of Bethlehem in the heavens with the appearance of a star at that time being well supported by historical evidence. The Chinese have records of the appearance of a new bright star at that time. His baptism was marked with a dove coming out of heaven and landing on Him. His death on the cross included signs in the heavens of thunder, lightning and darkness upon the land. Mt 3:17.
The Biblical account of the soon return of Jesus Christ includes signs in the heavens such as we have never seen before on earth. Lu 21:25-27, “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; Men''s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.”
God has chosen at various times to speak with mankind in a vivid way in the sky and its celestial bodies. He sent a rainbow after the flood as the sign of His promise to us that He would never again flood the whole earth. Elijah was taken up in a chariot that came out of the sky from Heaven. The Bethlehem Star led the wise men to Jesus to worship Him. The angels in the heavens announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds from the sky in the field. Lu 2:13-15. A dove came out of the heavens and landed on Jesus at His baptism. Joh 1:32. Father God spoke vocally from a cloud about His Son Jesus Christ at the mount of transfiguration. Lu 9:35. “This is My Son, my Chosen, Listen to Him.”
Prophetic Bible signs in the heavens announce the beginning of the last days. They inform us that God has begun the final chapter of human history. In preparation of His coming people around the world are taking about the “strange signs and sounds” coming from the sky. Romans 8:22 declares that the whole world groans as we wait for our redemption. /the groans are prophetic concerning the deliverance time when there shall be a new heavens and a new earth where there will be righteousness under the rule of Christ Jesus. 2Pe 3:13.
Martin Luther quoted by August Pieper (Christian Dogmatics, Vol.III, p.517) as having written:
“Heaven and earth creak and crack like an old house ready to crash and collapse and act in every way as though they divined that the world is soon to come to an end and that The Day is close at hand..
Some of these groans have been heard in various places on earth in the last few years.
Kota Samarahan Jan. 2012: " Authorities on science do not consider the strange sounds in the sky over Kota Samarahan a laughing matter.”
Newport, VA: "Please stop. There is something going on. I am truthful when I say I heard these sounds.” Newport News, VA.
Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas 2011: "I know there is something to these ''sounds'' as a year ago I was .a wakened early one morning to a sound that I could not determine what it was.”
Austria (Jan. 2012): "really strange! My husband and I hear that sound too and we live in Austria - it sounds like in the video from Hungary.
Miami, Florida - August 2011: I heard the "rumble" back in August of first I thought it was an airplane...but after it lasted more than 2 minutes I began to get nervous...I swear I thought we were about to be attacked by a missile or something.” The rumble sounded like a space shuttle was taking off but it had somehow "frozen" in mid-flight....I had never experienced anything like it before...
Costa Rica, Jan. 12, 2012: "This news has rattled the social web whereas Costa Ricans and the world over are scrambling to figure out what this mysterious sound could have been.”
Here''s what some people are saying the" strange sound" sounds like:
“"It gives one a feeling of eerie uneasiness when you hear it. Like I said, it sounds like a bear waking up from a long winter nap"
"Sounds like wind/air escaping a giant valve or something, but it might be the video quality... It totally breaks my mind, but I''m inclining towards it being something multi-dimensional that''s coming from beyond our reality"
Other signs have occurred in the heavens. On May 19th in 1780 a dark day occurred in the New England states and parts of Canada. The darkness was from Portland, Maine to New Jersey. Candles were required from noontime that day until the middle of the next night. It was written, "The occurrence brought intense alarm and distress to multitudes of minds, as well as dismay to the whole brute creation, the fowls fleeing bewildered to their roosts, and the birds to their nests, and the cattle returning to their stalls. Frogs and night hawks began their notes. The cocks crew as at daybreak. Farmers were forced to leave their work in the fields. Business was generally suspended, and candles were lighted in the dwellings. The Legislature of Connecticut was in session at Hartford, but being unable to transact business adjourned. Everything bore the appearance and gloom of night."
Matthew 24: 29, 30 say, “The sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven as the powers of the heaven are shaken. It declares that these are for signs that the Son of Man will appear in the sky with power and great glory.
On the night of this dark day, the moon was said to be blood red."The moon which was at its full, had the appearance of blood." (Milo Bostick, Stone''s History of Massachusetts)
On November 13th in 1833 came the great meteor shower, where as some have quoted, nearly 200,000 meteors or stars fell per hour that lit up the whole sky for hours. This celestial sign as prophesied in the Bible has been commented on as follows: "For nearly four hours the sky was literally ablaze." (Peter A. Millman, "The Falling of the Stars", The Telescope, 7 (May-June, 1940)
On Nov. 24, 2008 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Scientists hoped to find remnants of a meteor that brilliantly lit up the sky before falling to earth in Western Canada. University of Calgary planetary scientist Alan Hildebrand called it one of the largest meteors or falling stars visible in the country in the last decade. Widely broadcast video images showed what appeared to be a speeding fireball over Saskatoon that became larger and brighter before disappearing as it neared the ground.
“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, 1 and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as late figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. “
2 Peter 3:10 says, “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will disappear with a roar, and the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and the works in it will be burned up. “ Prophetically the Bible tells us the earth''s atmosphere will be removed, rolled up, and will disappear. Is 34:4. “The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.” Re 6:14.
On October 8, 2009 an asteroid from outer space crashed into earth’s atmosphere over Indonesia. It exploded with a force of over 50,000 tons of TNT.
In 2010 a haunting circular sign over Moscow had people there running. In the sun itself an intense solar flare activity such as they had never seen before.
April 24, 2010 CNN reported “several Midwestern states were flooded with reports of gigantic fireball lighting up the sky, the National Weather Service said. The fireball was visible for about 15 minutes beginning about 10 p.m., said the National Weather Service in Sullivan, Wisconsin, just west of Milwaukee.”
On 17 January 17, 2011 the sun rose two days early in Greenland sparking speculation over the reason among the residents of a town on the western coast.
In 2012 there were interesting sightings of clouds shaped like Atomic Explosions in Texas, Wisconsin, and Indiana.
On February 15, 2013 this was recoded from Moscow, Russia. "It looked like it was from a nuclear explosion". People saw a flash of blinding light before an explosion of flying glass when a meteor or falling star streaked across the sky and blew up, injuring 1,100 people. NASA estimated the meteor exploded with the force of 20 atomic bombs.
February 15, 2013, another meteor was sighted by many in San Francisco. Also that same night a giant asteroid passed closer to earth than has ever happened before... Science Center in Oakland.
Luke 21:25-26 ...''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; Men''s hearts failing them for fear, and looking after those things which are coming on the earth; for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.''
Celestial signs have played a major role in the Bible, and are prophesied to play a major role in the future. The sixth seal announces Jesus'' Second Coming. The sixth seal consists of at least six unparalleled cosmic disturbances. These cosmic disturbances are as follows: (1) Great Earthquake; (2) Solar Eclipse; (3) Red Moon; (4) Stars Fall from the Sky; (5) Sky Splits Apart; and (6) Mountains and Islands are destroyed. “Re 6:12-15.
The signs that we are to be looking for are cosmic signs and disturbances in the sky that will immediately proceed the day of the coming of our Lord. Joel 2:30-31, Mt 24:29; Mr 13:25. The Bible tells us to stay awake and watch! “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” Mt 24:42. There are many other things that have occurred which there is not time nor space to record, the evidence is clear. His return is near!