The Sign of the Son of Man in heaven
I rarely reread the scripture before shooting my mouth off, so forgive me if I didn't quote that one correctly. But here's the thing... the man came and talked, left no writing, then 30 years later, his disciples tried to remember what he said and wrote the gospels... so what difference does it make exactly how the quote goes? It wasn't a perfect quote to begin with, all that matters is the inspiration... both back then when it was written and right now when we read it. IOW, the holy spirit is still the one running the show.
So, if you have followed my journal in BFD blog and my two apologies here in religion... you know that I am under the delusion that we are in the 5th seal right now. So what comes next? Yeah, the 6th seal... so what are we looking for?
Signs in heaven are either the sun, the moon, or the stars. In this case, it is all 3. The sun becomes obscurred, so it shines half-strength, actually not even that strong, it is darkened; think what it looks like covered with sack cloth... first, think of a burlap sack, now toss that material over the sun; it is loose woven so light comes through, but most the light is blocked. The moon turns blood red, like it does in a lunar eclipse. Except this isn't an eclipse, this is all night long every night... and we are not told how long the sign lasts. But we are told it is a global event, so it has to be 24 hours, at least. If the great men of the world decide to start hiding in the rocks and caves, it must be happening for long enough to get that reaction. And this is important, the sign is so obviously exactly what the apocalypse describes, that the leaders of the earth know what it is, and they know their days are numbered. I don't think that happens in 24 hours, my gut tells me this sign continues for weeks on end, maybe even months.
Can't remember the rest. oh well. I wanted to get this much covered, I know we have time, but the church is constantly 2nd guessing the resurrection, even in Paul's day there were some teaching that the resurrection was already passed... not yet, it isn't! First the sign of jesus return happens, then the 42 month ministry of the 2nd coming (7 trumpets announce his presence), then the son of perdition is revealed for 42 months, then the Lord and the saints return to claim the kingdom.