Sun goes down at noon!

black-sunset

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When has this ever happened?

The answer is, “not yet.”


Amo 8:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day:


I saw one footnote for this verse that said the sun was just having an eclipse, but that is not what it says. A solar eclipse is described in scripture, as “turning to sackcloth,” or just “turning black.” Here, there is movement mentioned. The sun is “going down.” And when the sun sets, the earth will be darkened.

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Why would God do this?


At first glance, one would think that the words are either symbolic, or for those times, but if one looks closer at the passage, and the surrounding chapters, one can see it is for a much future time. And the meaning is literal, but it does not give an immediate reason. One has to explore the other chapters, put this in context, and then look to the future to find an explanation.

Expressions are such as “in that day,” and the “days are coming.” So what future “day” is Yahweh talking about? Notice, He did not say “on” that day, indicating a singular day. He said “in that day,” meaning “in that time period.”


This reminds me of this passage, quoting Jesus (Yeshua), when the disciples asked him this question:


Mat 24:3 And as he sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what [shall be] the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?


Mat 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.


Mar 13:20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.


These passages could either reflect

1. a lesser number of days, or

2. a shorter version of a 24 hour day.


Jesus is discussing the end times here, and all the punishments that would be inflicted on people for their sins. The punishments are really unbearable.

To show some mercy during this time, God would either “shorten” the total number of days, if people could wait that long, or make the punishment only last a certain number of hours per day, since the pain is without any relief.

Since Daniel and other prophets had predicted a SET NUMBER of days, the number of days cannot be changed. It is possible that God would be making each day shorter, in order to give relief in the middle of each day of judgment, and allow an opportunity for the person to reflect and repent, before the next day started.

If the person repented, then he might be spared any further punishment. What a great God we serve, showing mercy in the middle of wrath!

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When does this happen?


Amos 8 & 9 deal with the end times, but it starts in the time of Amos. Amos was a contemporary of Isaiah, Jonah, and Hosea. There was no destruction as described in his time.


There are several clues, which have to be pieced together, and not interpreted separately, or the wrong time period would be identified. Some punishments have also occurred in the past, and would be repeated, if the situation was the same at a future time. Remember what is said about Israel can also be interpreted as for the church and the world, when it comes to the Word, sin and judgment:


1. A finality and severity to the judgment

Amo 8:1 ….The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more.


Amo 9:2 Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down:


2. Destruction of the temple and the people in it


Amo 8:3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord GOD: [there shall be] many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast [them] forth with silence.


Amo 9:1 I saw the Lord standing upon the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head, all of them; and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he that fleeth of them shall not flee away, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered.

3. Inflation and false trade


Amo 8:4 Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,


Amo 8:5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?


4. Famine of the Word of God, much travel seeking it


Amo 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:


Amo 8:12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find [it].

5. Misplaced worship

Amo 8:14 They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy god, O Dan, lives; and, The manner of Beersheba lives; even they shall fall, and never rise up again.

6. Sifting of the remnant from among ALL the nations

Amo 9:9 For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as [corn] is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.

7. Raising of the “Tabernacle of David” during a time when Gentiles are called by God’s name, not just Jews.

Amo 9:11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:

Amo 9:12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the LORD that does this


*** Gentiles (“heathens” J ) called by His name are called Christians.


*** Plans are in the works now for another temple, as the Jews await their Messiah.

8. Replanting Israel in the land, never to be pulled up again

Amo 9:14 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit [them]; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.


Amo 9:15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God

Looking at the list, 1-5 could have happened at any time, and did, and punishments occurred at those times. But then there is a progression, with 6-8, and we find ourselves in modern times. Number 3 reminds me of the stock market failure, with businessmen charging high interests and false prices, and robbing the poor.

So, the point here is that the Sunset at Noon prophecy did not have to occur during the time of Amos, because of the references about the future times. But now, we are in that future time.

The passages quoting Jesus imply that the days (ie. each day) will be shortened to give relief to those who are suffering judgment. If any of us see this “sign” of the sun setting at noon, and the earth becoming dark, we will know we are in the Great Tribulation, which follows the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place.

Matt 24:15

I hope and pray that anyone reading this is not there, at that time. I also pray that all consider, and reflect upon, Jesus and His salvation, which is the only place of safety for the present, and the future.


29 Responses to “Sun goes down at noon!”

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  2. Hi M
    I agree that is most definitely for end times.
    Did you note the clear distinction between the Gentiles and Edom.
    You say the Romans are Edom, but then are they not gentiles ?

    Gentiles and Edom are two separate nations of people. In Pauls day the Romans were gentiles, that means that they are not Edom. Someone else must be.

    Blessings
    Bee

  3. Hi Bee,

    Anyone who is NOT a Jew (descendent of Isaac, Jacob) is gentile.

    Edom (descendent of Esau, brother of Isaac) is just a subset of gentiles. The geographical modern day equivalent of Edom is now in Jordan, some in egypt.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edom

    It is possible that romans are related to edom. I am not sure. If you search it on the internet, be careful…there are some crazy sites, including some of arabic-muslim origin, who attempt to identify modern jews with edom so they can claim the jews are cursed, and should be destroyed.

    blessings
    marianne

  4. Okay, now we need just step to more extreme view:
    If day is shortened by earth spinning faster =both day&night get shortened.
    If day is shortened by earth spinning slower =both day&night get longer.
    This event which Amos describes may refer to Christ’s death at the cross, or some event later, but:

    ONLY POSSIBLE WAY THIS COULD HAPPEN IS THIS:

    GOD TURNS EARTHS MAGNETIC POLES “UPSIDE DOWN” WHICH CAUSES A TILT IN EARTH’S AXLE, THIS CAUSES SUN TO GO “WRONG WAY” & MAYBE IN AT LEAST SOME PARTS OF THE EARTH; SUN GOES DOWN AT THE NOON.

    DO YOU KNOW?
    THIS SAME THING WOULD CAUSE THESE ALSO:
    EVERY ELECTRIC APPLIANCE ON EARTH TO BE BROKEN AND
    EVERY SINGLE SATELLITE TO BE BROKEN AND
    SO GREAT EARTHQUAKES THAT WE CANT EVEN IMAGINE TO AND
    SO GREAT FLOODS AND VOLCANIC ACTIVITY THAT WE CANT EVEN IMAGINE TO !!

    AND well..
    Amos refers to the day of the lord, so this will surely happen before Christ’s 1000 year reing starts, and other bible passages describe the same event:
    Isaiah 24
    19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.
    20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.
    21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth. [punish: Heb. visit upon]
    22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.
    23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.

    YES, THIS WILL SURELY HAPPEN BEFORE LORD’S COMING IN CLOUDS TO RAPTURE HIS SAINTS, BECAUSE 23 (YOU KNOW).

    WHEN EARTH IS REELING, THEN SUN WILL ALSO (in our view)!

    By the way: This is one of your best articles!
    May G-d bless you! :)

    Joel Aarni Johannes Kiskola from Suomi,Finland NORMAL V.
    Yoel Aron Yochanan Kisk from Suomi,Finland REAL V.
    (name games just are so fun, when you are israelite)

  5. Hi Yoel

    You are really testing my brain today. I am a biochemist, not a geophysicist, but I will do my best.

    1. Any extreme alterations of the earth’s movement would cause immediate biological distress and death. This planet is sensitively designed for human and animal life. Slowing or speed the rotation, or changing the gravitational force would produce violent physiological reactions in moments. So it would not be God’s desire to do this, unless he wanted 100% of the people dead.

    2. God uses his own natural laws to accomplish his ways. He is smart. Remember when Joshua prayed and the sun stood still to make the day longer? This most likely occurred during a summer solstice.

    3. In the same way, if God wanted to shorten the day, he would allow a winter solstice effect to occur. But even then the day does not end at noon, so something else would have to occur. he might have to combine the timing of an equinox with a solstice like effect, but I am not sure on the details.

    At the north pole, we see this kind of effect, but no one lives there (except santa ha ha). At the North Pole, the Sun is permanently above the horizon during the summer months and permanently below the horizon during the winter months. Sunrise is just before the vernal equinox (around March 19); the Sun then takes three months to reach its highest point of about 23½° elevation at the summer solstice (around June 21), after which time it begins to sink, reaching sunset just after the autumnal equinox (around September 24).

    4. One thing God could do without killing people would be to change the rates of rotation and path of the sun and moon. Suppose he slowed or speeded them to align them to produce an eclipse at noon, around the time of the autumn equinox and winter solstice. Maybe that would work.

    I think the best thing to do is ask a climatologist, or someone with the correct scientific background. If the “natural approach” is used by God, then it looks like this would happen between end September – end December.

    what do you think? Now you have me thinking. Maybe we could contact someone at a local university and ask them.

    blessings
    marianne

  6. To me there is no contradiction.
    The number of days that were set forth may be already the reduced number. There could have been more days but then nobody would have survived/get saved.

  7. Marianne: As a new babe in Christ, i love your writings and i love your conclusions!!!!

  8. I’m sure it will be different than any of us can imagine, or would want to imagine!

  9. Hi GYOD,

    You are right. There is never is a contradiction with God. We need to use wisdom to properly discern His meanings. The truth is there for us to discover, or He would not have told us to begin with.

    blessings,
    marianne

  10. Hi Ani,

    I love all you “babes in Christ.” You guys are so real, and full of enthusiasm. And you keep me on my toes!

    blessings
    marianne

  11. Hi Glenn,

    I hope I am not here to see this sunset at noon. It would mean I am in big trouble. But you are right, it will really be a different experience for anyone here.

    blessings
    marianne

  12. THEY SHOWED ON TV HOW THE EARTH WAS LOSING ITS GRAVITY FORCE FIELD OVER A LARGE SOUTHERN AREA OF THE ATLANTIC WHICH COULD IF IT GROWS BIGGER COULD CAUSE THE POLES TO SHIFT. THE ASTRONAUTS ARE ALL COMING UP WITH CATARACS IN THEIR EYES AND THEY THINK ITS BECAUSE AS THE GO OVER THIS WEAK SPOT THE ULTRA VIOLET RAYS FROM THE SUN ARE HITTING THEM PRETTY HARD AND THEIR EYES ARE SUFFERING FROM IT. NOW I AM JUST AN OLD LADY I DO NOT KNOW IF I GOT ALL THIS RIGHT BUT I DO KNOW OUR SCIENTIST ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THIS WEAK GARVITY FIELD AREA AND ITS GETTING BIGGER . GOD BLESS YOU EACH AND EVERY ONE WHO LOVE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND ALL THOSE WHO NEED TO LOVE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.

  13. As how heavens are higher than the earth, so is the will of God higher than ours and his thoughts higher than our thoughts. Do not measure God’s intented miracles from the point of human wisdom. The words written by God’s finger on the wall of the king’s palace were only made known to Daniel through His Spirit dwelling within Daniel’s heart.
    The Lord says He will cause the sun to go down at noon, and darken the earth in the clear day. Let the Bible explain the meaning for us. The following are some of the references:
    Joel 2:10-11 “The earth quakes before them, the heavens tremble;
    The sun and moon grow dark,and the stars diminish their brightness. The Lord gives voice before His army, For His camp is very great; For strong is the One who executes His word. For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; Who can endure it?
    Amos 4:13 “For behold, He who forms mountains, and creates the wind, Who declares to man what His thought is,And make the morning DARKNESS…
    Amos 5:8 “He made the Pleiades and Orion; He turns the shadow of death into morning and makes the DAY dark as night; ”
    Amos 8:11 “Behold, THE DAYS are coming,’ That I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst of water, but of hearing the WORDS of the Lord.”
    Matt 24:29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the SUN will be darkened and the moon will not give its light..”
    Apart from the literal sense, the sun refers to the physical sun,
    the sun also symbolizes the father (like the father of Joseph, who was symbolized by the sun in his dream..) God is our heavenly father, so the sun also symbolizes God Himself.(Matt. 13:43) “Then the rightousness will shine forth as the SUN in the kingdom of their Father.”
    The sun gives us light, so our God gives us light in our heart too as long as we accept Him.
    John 1:1-5 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, with without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life and the life was the light of man. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”
    Matt 6:22-23 ” The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore youreye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness.”

    May God bless us all!
    Matt 4:16 “The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.”

  14. Hi MCChong

    Very good application of God’s Word here. All science bows to the will of God.

    blessings
    marianne

  15. Hi Nhel,

    That is interesting about the gravity field. I am not sure how to answer your question. It is something I will have to research and find out. This is what I know about the polar shift for now.

    http://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/magnetic-earth-and-solar-polar-shifts-and-reversals-for-2012/

    If you can give me a reference to start, about the gravity, I will see if I can find out more.

    blessings
    marianne

  16. Excellent picture, your use of sources are relevant and nice choice with this pictures and many others as well. Do you think that our Earth will goes into ‘global warming’ before the year of 2040? I saw it on tv and saids that ice will melt down and on 2013, the world brings to an end. I not sure what to believe though…

  17. Is the picture you’ve put on the screen is real? It’s really beautiful even though the sun goes down at noon…in a weird way.

  18. Interesting discussion!
    Taking into consideration the text in which the Lord is talking to Amos? I believe that the Lord is saying he will bring destruction (darkness) upon his people as he allowed satan to bring destruction (darkness) upon Job so as to speak?
    At the very beginning of Chapter 8 The Lord ask Amos a question, then the Lord replies;
    Thus the Lord GOD showed me: Behold, a basket of summer fruit.
    And He said, “Amos, what do you see?” So I said, “A basket of summer fruit.” Then the Lord said to me: “The end has come upon My people Israel; I will not pass by them anymore.
    Notice that the Lord will not cause the crops to fail or to bring famine of food or water upon the land, but he will hide his word in darkness, so they can not hear! When all is well and they think they have the rest of their day to live in the light, The Lord will thrust them into darkness by taking away his blessings from them.
    From the NKJV;
    Shall the land not tremble for this, And everyone mourn who dwells in it? All of it shall swell like the River, Heave and subside Like the River of Egypt.
    “And it shall come to pass in that day,” says the Lord GOD, “That I will make the sun go down at noon, And I will darken the earth in broad daylight;
    I will turn your feasts into mourning, And all your songs into lamentation; I will bring sackcloth on every waist, And baldness on every head; I will make it like mourning for an only son, And its end like a bitter day.
    “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord GOD, “That I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine of bread, Nor a thirst for water, But of hearing the words of the Lord.
    They shall wander from sea to sea, And from north to east; They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord, But shall not find it.
    “In that day the fair virgins And strong young men Shall faint from thirst.
    Those who swear by the sin of Samaria, Who say, ‘As your god lives, O Dan!’ And, ‘As the way of Beersheba lives!’ They shall fall and never rise again.”

  19. Marianne …. Thats scary to think about Sun goes down at Noon..

    I dont know what to say but Im not very into climology.. keep pray and have faith is all we can do. I cant discuss further because I can be misunderstanding.. IM not good in discussions in a group.

    Dawn

  20. yes ive heard about this polar shift thing too, apparently scientists have discovered the moon is moving away from earth, and this will affect gravity and magnetic fields and the earth will spin on its axis. they think thats how mars ended up like it is, it lost its moon and if we lost the moon the next planet that would affect gravity is jupiter which due to its size would pull earth on its side…………. it was very interesting

  21. Here is an explanation to the sun going down at noon.
    It stands to reasons if we believe the Bible and that the earth is motionless …

    http://sites.google.com/site/earthdeception/

  22. Marianne … just for fun …
    But then if you search this line of thought you may be surprised :)

  23. Chile earthquake may have shifted earth’s axis

    By Malcolm Ritter, AP

    Tuesday, 2 March 2010

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/chile-earthquake-may-mean-shorter-days-1914692.html

  24. Jer 15:8 Their widows are increased to me above the sand of the seas: I have brought upon them against the mother of the young men a spoiler at noonday: I have caused him to fall upon it suddenly, and terrors upon the city.
    Jer 15:9 She that hath borne seven languisheth: she hath given up the ghost; her sun is gone down while it was yet day: she hath been ashamed and confounded: and the residue of them will I deliver to the sword before their enemies, saith the LORD.
    Jer 15:10 Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me.
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    1) This passage defines for us what “the sun going down at noon” is. It is about the ultimate destruction of a nation while that nation is at the peak of its noonday glory (mature, powerful, beautiful).
    2) The passage also tells us it will be very “sudden” like unto the one hour of Revelation 18.
    3) The passage also tells us the man of strife (antichrist) comes forth from this violent international act just like the Dan7:4 wings are plucked off of the lion’s back.
    4) “She that hath borne seven” is a reference to Hanna’s prophecy 1Sam2:5 which I am inclined to believe refers to the “Sabbath Mother” the matriarch Rachel and her fruit, specifically her grandson through whom the promise would be fullfilled, and the nation(s) which allowed the “double fruit” tribe of Ephraim to multiply into millions. Compare Jer31:15 with Jer 15:9a, which likely are talking about the same thing.

    Jer 31:15 Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.
    Jer 15:9a She that hath borne seven languisheth…

    She languishes and weeps not because of the remnant of her children which did escape disaster, but she is grossly overwhelmed by the vastly higher percentage of Ephraimites who do not escape to safety before Babylon is vaporized to dust at ground zero.

  25. Here is a website that says Amos 8:9 will be fulfilled on 8/2/2027, the day of a solar eclipse over Jerusalem occurring precisely at noon. It is http://www.august2nd2027.com

    • interesting.!!!…unless Isaiah 24 comes into effect, where the earth is turned upside down, which would change the time of day from morning to night.

  26. Hi This prophecy is also in Genesis 1 check the YouTube “The Darkness at Noon in Bible Prophecy”

    God sometimes speaks to me using His Name and when He does He uses Yehovah. Yahweh is man’s attempt to verbalize the English letters Y,H,W,H which are short for the Hebrew letters Yod Heh Vav Heh.

    The sunset at noon occurred on the day of Jesus Crucifixion.

    The importance of this is explained in the YouTube “Jesus and The Mystery of 3 days and 3 Nights – Solved”

    God Bless

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