Sea, Sun, and Moon will go
The sun and moon may not continue in their current function as light sources, and the beginning of this change may occur soon, as the Time of Wrath begins.
The sea, as we know it, will disappear also.
Rev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
Rev 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof.
The scripture predicts that there will be no more sea after Jesus returns! This is amazing.
1. the earth will more or less shrink, so that the land masses come together as one mass. This may be the result of the earthquakes in the Tribulation period, which shake the entire earth.
God will be doing a make-over, and shaking up the wicked at the same time.
Tectonic plates will slide over each other until all land masses have been brought back together. This may well be a restoration of what the earth was like at the beginning, before Noah’s flood. When the water burst forth from the depths, it busted open and separated the plates, pushing the land masses away from each other.
2. all the land masses re-unite so that there is no sea dividing them. Any water is exterior to the large land mass.
A good visualization is presented here.
Sun and Moon
What will happen to them?
Revelation predicts that the sun will darken, and the moon will turn to blood before the time of wrath.
Most have assumed, me included, that this refers to solar and lunar eclipses.
Rev 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
It does not say how long this effect lasts. It would be very frightening to be in utter darkness throughout the time of wrath. Between the dangers, torment, and chastisements, not being able to see anything coming at you is terrifying.
Signs of the Sun and Moon before the Day of the Lord
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But one thing that always troubled me was that a solar and a lunar eclipse does NOT occur at the same time.
They are at least 2 weeks to a month apart, or longer, and they are not always total eclipses.
So, the comment that the sun and moon are not required in the New Earth makes me wonder about what else could happen to the sun and moon, that they would change their appearance and usefulness.
What else does science say is possible?
Novas and the Sun
The sun is a star. Stars can die.
In the book, Alienated Planet Earth and the End that Will be coming to Our World, Jonah Immanu says:
It is now believed that once a star has expanded half of its hydrogen, it is in danger of experiencing a nova.
This means that a star the size of our sun, which may have half its hydrogen left, gets brighter and hotter for a period of 7 to 14 days, then becomes darker.
There are about 14 novas a year in the observable universe. Many astronomers believe that our own sun may be about to nova because of the increase sun spot activity. But the increase solar storm activity that was predicted for 1982 never triggered an atomic collapse of the sun.
If our sun ever does experience a nova, as some astronomers believe it will, three things would happen:
1. The sun will first become unusually bright. The light of the sun will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven days.
Isa 30:25 And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers [and] streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.
Isa 30:26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD binds up the breach of his people, and heals the stroke of their wound.
2. The sun will become much hotter.
“And the sun was given to scorch men in its fiery blaze. Then men were terrible burned in the heat, and they blasphemed the name of God.” Revelation 16:8-9.
3. The sun will become dark.
“The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood.” Joel 2:31, Rev 6:12, Matt 24:29.
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How could a “non- eclipsed” Moon become red?
First, let us look at a planet that is already red, and see where the color comes from.
Mars – the Red planet
For most of the planet, the red layer only covers a couple of millimeters and at its deepest, two meters.
The red color comes from various oxides of iron (hematite mostly) in very, very fine particles, and trace amounts of other elements including titanium, chlorine and sulfur.
One possible way the dust was created was by harder basalt rocks, which contain more feldspar, grinding against the softer basalt to create fine dust particles.
All of that iron had to come from somewhere: volcanoes. The best information that we have is that the surface of mars below the red layer is made up of hardened, low viscose lava: basalt. The concentration of iron in Mars’ basalt is higher than that of Earth, which is why Earth is much less red.
And that is why Mars is red.
Now what would happen if an iron laden comet, or other object, collided with, or into, the Moon?
Iron meteorites exist.
We have meteors and comets that pass by the earth and moon at times.
We also have planet X (Nibiru) which is due to be passing by us soon as well.
I do not think Nibiru itself would collide with the earth/moon, because if it did, the entire planet would be destroyed. Nibiru is 4 x bigger than earth.
However, if some “debris” from a passing comet/ Nibiru/ Planet X, possibly having an iron composition to it, were to collide with the moon, the explosion would cast iron ore fragment dust over the surface of the moon, and it would turn red.
The Nibiru path is due to be approaching close enough by March 2010 to make us more aware of its presence. It will take 2-4 years, or maybe a little more, for it to travel around the earth and then pass out of our area in space.
The strange “wings” the planet/star/comet Nibiru seems to have may be gases emanating from the main planet/star/comet.
These gases could also possibly affect the surface of the moon, interacting with elements there, and cause a red color as well.
I guess we will see.
Will the sun and moon darken and become red, due to eclipses, or will the sun become nova, and the moon become red due to interaction with a passing iron laden heavenly object?
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