Many generations believed God would return before their death, including our own. Comet ISON’s relationship to end time prophecies are like no other perceived apocalyptic time since the birth of Jesus. God is less referenced in response to space phenomenons now then in the past. This is more the cause of science theories and technology and our own understanding of the elements on and around our planet.
The Bible is the most commonly used book when discussing apocalyptic events, due to the clear clues in recognizing the end of the world. So, what does the Bible say about comet ISON and the destruction of the world? A lot and if you choose to believe them, fear goes hand in hand with those beliefs.
First, take note of the name of this comet, I SON. Jesus called himself the Son of God in the New Testament Bible many times. The name ISON came from the site it was discovered, a Russian space viewing facility called the International Scientific Optical Network. If taken at face value, this would seem more of a coincidence then divine intervention. When combined with scripture and other space phenomenons, it becomes more like prophecy at work.
Now, let’s get to the real scary stuff. On November the 3rd, the Moon partially eclipsed the sun at the feet of the star constellation Virgo, and ISON was at its head. Which in ways correlates with Revelation 12, “Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.” ISON is making its way past Virgo and will be exiting her womb November 17th.
This event is quickly mentioned in Matthew 24 verse 27 in a cryptic sort of way, “For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” It’s like the words we use to describe these recent events clearly correlates with words written in the Bible. The eastern part of the world saw a short-lived eclipse, the western part of the world saw great views of the hybrid solar eclipse.
This next verse in Matthews is a detailed timeline of what comes after this eclipse, “the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken. Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the people’s of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.” This verse didn’t give specific dates, but they tell what to watch for. The sun was darkened during the eclipse and the moon did not shed light because it happened during the day. What follows is some galactic event in space that causes our solar system to shake, shooting asteroids to earth. Then, comet ISON makes a close approach to Earth on December the 25th and the 26th. Which could fulfill the appearing sign of the Son of Man in heaven. Comet ISON has a cloud and its expected to grow larger after surviving the sun.
In our time the focus of the world is peace and security. Many laws and reelection campaigns are about those key points. The Bible says in 1 Thes 5:1-6, “For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman.”
It’s understood and agreed that Jesus stated no one knows the day or the hour of his coming, but the Bible also says in this same chapter, “But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.” Meaning those that believe and follow Jesus can know the times, but not the exact hour.
Comet ISON happens to approach Earth on December the 25th, the current accepted and celebrated date of Jesus’ birth. That date isn’t the actual date of Jesus’ birth according to documented history. But just as we unintentionally named comet ISON “I SON,” Jesus current celebrated birthday could have been divinely inspired, as a sign.
Between November 28, 2013 and September 23, 2017 there will be eight more signs in space never to be seen again in our lifetime. Find out more in this great video by Steve Cioccolanti below.
Note: This article was updated with NKJV references.