2017 total solar eclipse over the U.S. is believed to indicate it was a biblical omen.
Updated: Jul 13
2017 total solar eclipse over the U.S. believed to fulfill end times Bible prophecy in Luke 21:25-28, with an example in ancient history of a solar eclipse believed to precede various calamities and plagues for the city of Nineveh. "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.” Solar Eclipses Omens of Significant Historic Events Recent actions and behaviors that the U.S. and other Gentile nations are taking parallel what has brought about judgments throughout recorded biblical history. How to be prepared and have hope about the future even if this is true.
To help put this into perspective, this website covers an extensive list of end times Bible prophecies coming to pass indicating Jesus Christ's promised return, a time foretold to include various and increasing calamities, plagues, famines, wars, moral decline, growing governmental control/mandates and biblical astronomical signs. Signs of the End Times
References below to consider after looking at this webpage.
The Seven Salems.
7 is the number of spiritual perfection/completion found on many works of God throughout scripture, Old and New Testament. What is the biblical significance of the number seven/7? 'Salem' is short for Jerusalem as stated in Psalm 76:2 and is God’s appointed holy land stated throughout the Bible, Israel’s capital. The path of totality of the eclipse crossed directly over (7) cities named Salem in (7) different states. There is another total solar eclipse (7) years later in April 2024 which the path of totality of them combined will create an X in the center of the U.S. Historically solar eclipses are known as a possible sign of warning of judgment for Gentile nations (non-Jewish) according to Jewish tradition. Solar Eclipses Omens of Significant Historic Events
The U.S. is one of the largest represented Gentile nations on earth and is currently heading up the Middle East Peace Plan, aka "The Deal of the Century". Trump peace plan - Wikipedia The main focus of the plan is to try and resolve the dispute and interests of Jerusalem 'Salem', God's appointed holy land, Israel’s capital.
The biblical end-times narrative is that all Gentile nation's of the earth are foretold to gather together against Israel/Jerusalem and the Jewish people as stated in the last days prophecy of Zechariah 12:1-3, sin is also foretold to be rampant. Historically both have brought about God’s judgments. The land of Jerusalem is foretold to be divided which this current peace plan appears to be pursuing and God's judgments are stated to follow. More information-
"And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it." Bible Gateway passage: Zechariah 12:1-3 - King James Version
What is recognized as the #1 defining event/sign unlike any other time in history signaling the end of the age was the rebirth of Israel in 1948.
"The rebirth of Israel as an independent nation in 1948 is one of the most significant events in world history." "Five of these seven prophetic events have already been fulfilled, and the final two are certain to follow." "The scriptures prophesied that Israel would be dispersed among the nations then brought out from among them in a gradual process that would culminate in the establishment of Israel as a nation in a single day. And that's exactly what happened. The Bible also foretold the exact year in which this would happen." The Rebirth of Israel
The following resources describe what is soon to happen if this is all true and how to be prepared if needed.
Difference between the hope of the soon rapture and the second coming of Jesus. What is the difference between the Rapture and the Second Coming?
An extensive study about past, present, and the soon future judgments. What are all the different judgments in the Bible?
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
"The Romans Road to salvation is a method based on the biblical principles found in the New Testament book of Romans to explain how a person can come to faith in Jesus Christ. Shared with millions of people around the world, the Romans Road explains why we need salvation, how God provided salvation, how we can receive salvation, and the results of salvation.” The Romans Road to salvation - What is it?
Why should we read the Bible / study the Bible? "The Bible is literally "God-breathed" (2 Timothy 3:16). In other words, it is God’s very words to us." "it is totally reliable and without error." "because there is so much false teaching. The Bible gives us the measuring stick by which we can distinguish truth from error." "The Bible equips us to serve God (2 Timothy 3:17;Ephesians 6:17;Hebrews 4:12). It helps us know how to be saved from our sin and its ultimate consequence (2 Timothy 3:15)."
Several resources for teachings/sermons, prophecy updates, how to be prepared and encouragement that I've found helpful if interested. Test all things according to scripture and hold fast to what is true. God bless. Supporting resources related to this space.
"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all." 2 Thessalonians 3:16.