Revivalist Bert Farias writes in the spirit, style, and plainness of speech of the old timers.
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The Flaming Herald, from Bert Farias
Friday, August 18, 2017
Solar Eclipses Omens of Significant Historic Events

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"There will be signs in the sun and the moon and the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring" (Luke 21:25).

A total solar eclipse crossed north of Nineveh (which is the modern city of Mosul) on June 15, 763 B.C. during the reign of King Asher-Dan III. It is not provable but plausible that the solar eclipse was one of the omens which led Nineveh to repent (history records that there was also a civil war and plagues). In other words, along with Jonah's preaching, a series of signs caused the people of Nineveh to repent. History records that it was one of the most famous solar eclipses in ancient history.

The sun is a sign to the Gentile nations, and the moon is a sign to the Jews. A solar eclipse is a warning of judgment to the Gentiles. The Ninevites were Gentiles, and Jonah declared these words to them: "Jonah began to enter the city, going a day's walk. And he cried out, "In forty days' time, Nineveh will be overthrown!" (Jon. 3:4).

Since judgment begins in the house of God (1 Pet. 4:17), could the church in America be receiving perhaps a similar last call to repentance preceded by a series of omens that will also grab the attention of a lost and dying world?

There is also a solar eclipse in the Bible.

When Jesus was crucified there was also a solar eclipse, but it was a supernatural one (solar eclipses require a new moon; since it was Passover, it was a full moon) as the day turned to darkness in mid-afternoon and there was an earthquake. Isn't it interesting that when the Pharisees and Sadducees asked Jesus for a sign from heaven He responded with the sign of the prophet Jonah? read more
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