sky over Holy Land a sign of Second Coming?
sky in the Holy Land is turning green, sometimes for as long as five minutes
at a time, according to a report in the US-based tabloid, Weekly World
News. Some Bible experts believe it could signify the Second Coming of
Since late November, according to the News, thousands have witnessed "thin
wisps that many describe as 'green lightning' move from east to west and
expand to fill the entire sky, from horizon to horizon. The green coloration
ranges from pale, light aquamarine to a dark, nearly black jade green.
The changes in sky colour happen at random and last for periods of time
ranging from less than a second to as long as five minutes. "But,
generally speaking, since 1. December when the first sightings were reported,
the colour changes have become more pronounced and are lasting longer."
The article quotes Dr Hana Abu-Zuluf, meteorologist with the Israeli Weather
Bureau: "We simply have no scientific explanation for this unprecedented
activity. People from Haifa to Karak have seen the green sky. But the
vast majority of reports have come from Bethlehem - reputed birthplace
"We don't know if there's a connection or not, but maybe it's no
coincidence that it's happening here in the Holy Land during this, the
Christmas season. Since science is unable to give us the answers, we're
turning to religion."
Dr Franz Weinburgh, an authority on the New Testament, Dead Sea Scrolls
and other lesser-known religious writings, said: "Although it's impossible
to say exactly what this phenomenon means, three biblical scriptures indicate
that it might herald Jesus' return to Earth.
"The first is in Matthew 24 where Jesus tells us: 'As the lightning
comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will be the coming
of the Son of Man.' And also in Matthew 24: 'The sign of the Son of Man
will appear in the heavens.'
"The second piece of evidence is even more applicable. A passage
that appeared in the original book of Luke, and was later removed by the
early Christians, says: 'When you see the sky flashing the colour of grass,
know that my return is imminent.'"
"The third piece of evidence is a passage from the Dead Sea Scrolls
that says: 'My return will be foreshadowed by dramatic changes over the
place of my birth. The changes will happen also in the season of my birth.'"
(Source: Weekly World News, USA)
from: Share International January/February 1998
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