A Solar Flare, Really?

I grew up in a home where science and knowledge were important. Dad was a research chemist that loved spending time in the laboratory, and Mom was an opera singer. Both of them gave up those passions because they loved their kids more than their careers.

So, Dad gave up his research job at IU Medical Center and went to work in industry, and Mom gave up her music to stay home with us.

I thank God for them both.

But, putting family before passion doesn’t eliminate passion. So, all six kids grew up with a love for music and a knowledge of science. In fact, our dinner-table discussions ranged all over the place. And, once we got old enough, we had to get several sets of encyclopedias just to answer questions and settle arguments.

And, we got into a LOT of arguments.

Once I finally got the knack of reading, my own interest in science really took off – fueled by my Dad’s love for everything scientific. We did science fairs and science projects. We went to science museums. And, when Mom started homeschooling, Dad brought other homeschoolers over for science lessons – some of them quite explosive.

All of that launched me into the Physics Department at Butler University. I even spent a year as president of the Butler University chapter of the American Chemical Society. But, God had other plans for me, so my dream of doing research in high energy physics had to go on the shelf.

I was crushed.

But, just like my parents, I may have had to give up a career in science, but that didn’t mean that I had given up my passion for it. Science is a truly awesome and wonderful subject, and – when it is pure – it is a testimony of God’s fantastic, incomparable brilliance.

Unfortunately, we’ve corrupted the study of science, so very little of it is pure.

What a terrible shame.

Of course, you are probably wondering what I studied instead of Physics. Well, by the time I had crashed and burned on the shoals of advanced calculus, my interest in the story of Israel had grown by leaps and bounds.

The return of a modern Israel to the Middle East was the story of a small, plucky bunch of people who defied the odds to survive and thrive. It was a fantastic story that had captivated my attention, and I found a professor of Political Science who was an expert on the Arab-Israeli conflict.

So, I found myself studying at IUPUI, under Dr. Winslow.

Unfortunately, there wasn’t much that you could do with a a degree in Political Science, so I got an MBA, too. Finance and marketing are interesting subjects all by themselves, and I went on to have a short career, managing investments at a tiny investment company in Jerusalem.

All of this means that I had just enough of a science background to see the scientific principles behind the prophecies described by Ezekiel, Isaiah and Zechariah. In fact, the Bible is full of science, if you are willing to look for it.

Although, please be careful. Trying to apply humanistic science to the Bible is a dangerous thing. What we call ‘science’ is a very, very limited view of what the Universe is, and how it works. So, if there is ever a disagreement between science and the Bible, the Bible should always win.

Is there science in this prophecy in Ezekiel 39, Isaiah 30 and Zechariah 12?

Absolutely.

It’s not the main point of these prophecies, but it is still an important one. In fact, your life may hang upon your ability to prepare for the science behind this prophecy.

So, what is the science behind all of this?

The Science Behind This Prophecy

Science is absolutely fantastic, and – if I had my choice – I would submerge myself in the pursuit of it, and let someone else deal with the issues that we are talking about here. But, God is smarter than I am, so He has given me this job. My hope is that you will share this ‘job’ with me.

So, let’s do a scientific analysis of the three verses that I claim to be linked together. Let’s start with the one that is easiest to analyze:

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 bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.

Isaiah 30:26

We will address only those parts that I have put in bold. I will be dealing with the other part later.

So, what does God mean when He says that…

…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?

I remember the first time that I read that verse by myself. I was completely mystified, and continued to be mystified at least once a year, as I was reading through my One Year Bible.

How was the Moon going to be as bright as the Sun?

Just look out your window during the day, and it will be that bright – at night. What an incredible thought.

The I DON’T KNOW Shelf

Of course, because it was the Bible, I did what most Christians should do. I put the thought up on a mental shelf, the one labeled I don’t know. And, I let it sit there, gathering dust. After all, there’s a lot in the Bible that is completely mystifying, and the best response to such a verse is to say I don’t know, until something comes along to answer that question for you.

For instance, a thousand years ago, it would have been impossible for Christians to imagine how everyone in the world could see the Two Witnesses, or the Second Coming of Christ. But, with the invention of Television and the Internet, it is now easy to imagine.

So, I just assumed that Isaiah 30:26 was going to be a miracle, and left it at that.

If someone had pressed me for a better explanation, I might have said that this would have been during the Millennium, or during the Tribulation – when such miracles appear to be commonplace. But, THAT answer could not have been true – as I’ll demonstrate, later.

And THAT is part of many reasons why we have two main theories for these Last Days that are so wrong. Too many Christians attempted to answer questions that should remain unanswered until there is enough evidence to explain the situation.

A Natural Event

Isaiah 30:26 WILL be a miracle, but not in the way that most people think. God will use a natural event at a miraculous point in time – something that God has done often, in the Bible. But, I’m getting a little ahead of myself.

What is this ‘natural event’?

Previously, I gave you one alternative to the view that this is a solar flare, but let’s not stop there. Let’s be a bit ridiculous and look at every possible reason for why the Sun could be seven times brighter than it is, right now:

  • The Sun just increases its production of light
  • The Sun increases in size (the one that I used before)
  • The Sun explodes (Supernova)
  • The Sun shoots a solar flare at us

As far as I can tell, those are the only options that we have, as we address this verse. So, let’s look at them.

The Sun – Increases Light Production By Seven Times

We could use the simplest interpretation of Isaiah 30:26, that the Sun will just become seven times more bright. To put it another way, the Sun ‘just’ produces seven times more light than before.

Period. End of story.

That COULD happen, but it would take a far more enormous miracle than you imagine. It’s not quite as ‘simple and direct’ as it would seem, when you look at what that means.

Now, I know what you are thinking. Since all of this is a miracle, it shouldn’t be any big deal for us to have another one. And, I agree – up to a point. So, let me ask you a question:

Have you noticed that God’s miracles tend to follow the natural order of the Universe?

God Uses Nature For His Miracles

They are still miracles, but God uses nature to cause them. Birds bring Elijah food. Lightening falls out of the sky to light sacrifices. Winds divide waters in two. Water floods the Earth. Donkeys speak to prophets…

(okay, so a talking donkey isn’t natural)

So – except for the donkey – these are all seemingly natural events that are completely unnatural in their timing. In fact, insurance companies have a term for this – an act of God. So, when we have a prophecy of an event, we should consider how God would use nature to achieve His miracle.

So, how would the Sun become seven times brighter?

Well, it just could become seven times brighter!

How would that happen naturally?

How The Sun Works

Well, physicists have spent a lot of time and money studying the Sun, and we’ve come up with some pretty good ideas about how the Sun works. Of course, they are ‘ideas’ because we aren’t able to see directly inside of the Sun. Yet.

However, we have some pretty strong facts that are backing up our theories. For instance, we know that the Sun produces light via something called hydrogen fusion. And, hydrogen fusion happens only when you have enough hydrogen, at a certain temperature, under a certain pressure. If you are lacking in any one of those three elements, you are not going to get a self-sustaining, hydrogen fusion reaction.

And, without hydrogen fusion, there is no light and no Sun.

How does this hydrogen fusion work?

Well, let’s start with what the Sun is:

A huge (really HUGE) ball of hydrogen.

When you get THAT much hydrogen all together in one place, it generates quite a bit of gravity. Our own tiny planet generates quite a bit of gravity all by itself, and I’ve noticed that gravity has started to feel stronger as I get older.

Anyway, gravity tends to pull things together, and LOTS of gravity pulls things a LOT more. We call this pressure, and you can feel this at work, in your ears, when you go up and down hills.

So, we have lots of hydrogen under lots of pressure, and we also have lots of heat. Lots and lots of heat. Since we weren’t there with God created the Universe, we can’t know which came first. I’m just going to assume that God started everything simultaneously.

So anyway, we have hydrogen under fantastic pressures with massive amounts of heat. And THAT will cause a fusion reaction, every single time.

What is a fusion reaction?

Well, in terms of our discussion, it is the process of taking two hydrogen atoms (or ions) that were quite happy to live their lives in solitude, bouncing about – until lots of heat and high pressure forced them together to become Helium. Forcing two hydrogen atoms to fuse into Helium produces light and even more heat, and a nasty explosion if you let that reaction happen on Earth – using something that we call a thermonuclear bomb.

Think of a fusion reaction as something like a very explosive marriage.

One of the reasons why so many scientists think that thermonuclear bombs (aka, H-bombs) are cool is because they get to demonstrate how the Sun works – here on Earth. I am happy to say that we don’t do many of those demonstrations anymore.

Why am I talking about all this?

Well, let me ask you a question:

Where is the most pressure in the Sun?

On the surface?

No. At the very center.

I’m a Scuba diver, and I know that the deeper you go, below the surface of the ocean, the higher the pressure. In fact, it can be quite a problem if you suffer from an ear infection.

It’s the same for the Sun. The deeper you go below the surface of the Sun, the higher the pressure, and the higher the heat.

Light Comes From The Core

So, this tells us that most of the light coming from the Sun actually comes from INSIDE the Sun – not the outside. In fact, it comes from the CORE of the Sunwhere the greatest amount of pressure is. And, the light from the core must fight its way out, through all the layers of the Sun – so that it can be free to light our days and help plants grow.

Does this give us any insight into how the Sun could suddenly become seven times brighter?

Yes… and …No.

Remember that we are trying to find a plausible reason for why the Sun suddenly becomes seven times brighter. And yes, it is sudden, because the verses that we are referring to speak only in terms of a very short period of time.

This presents a problem for those of us who are stuck on just increasing the brightness of the Sun.

Why?

Because the Sun is remarkably consistent in producing light. For thousands of years, it was almost impossible to tell with the naked eye that there was any variation in the brightness of the Sun – called Solar Variation. And, so far we haven’t seen much variation at all – no more than 0.1% or 0.2%. For thousands of years.

Now, let me add another kink into the argument.

Remember when I said that light must fight its way out from the core so that it can shine upon us?

That is quite literally true.

Scientists have tried to calculate how much time it would take for a photon to escape the core of the Sun, bouncing from hydrogen atom to hydrogen atom before reaching open space. There are a lot of hydrogen atoms for a ray of light to dodge, which makes for an extremely long path for photons to travel. And, the lowest number that I’ve seen calculated is…

drum roll please…

…four thousand years.

FOUR THOUSAND YEARS?!

Actually, that’s a low number. I’ve seen some estimates as high as 170,000 years. Some crazy people have said millions, but… like I said …I think that they’re crazy.

So, let’s chop that number down and assume that these well-intentioned scientists were off by a decimal point, and that light only take 400 years to get to us – once it has been generated.

Ouch. That’s still really long.

So… let’s say …FOUR years – which is TWO decimal points.

Extra Brightness Will Destroy The Earth

If it takes YEARS for a change in the real brightness of the Sun to reach us… well …that is a serious obstacle. Changes in the core of the Sun would need to happen years in advance, and happen for ONLY a very short period of time.

Why only for a short period of time?

Well, the only reason why the our Earth isn’t a frozen ball of ice and rock is the amount of light being generated by the Sun. Space is a vacuum, so there’s no way for heat to reach Earth, except through light. And, if you increase the amount of light hitting the Earth, you increase the amount of heat on Earth.

So, how hot would Earth get, if the light hitting the Earth was seven times brighter?

Well, in the Summer, it reaches more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8° C). We get that temperature quite often in July and August, here in Taipei, and I am MISERABLE when that happens.

But, if the Sun was seven times brighter?

I wouldn’t be miserable.

I’d be DEAD.

But, what if the increase in brightness is only for a short time?

Well, THAT would be survivable – but, it would have to be a very, VERY short time.

Maybe we could survive it if this increase in brightness was for just a day?

Well, the Lord did mention the word ‘day’. So, it really COULD be a period of 24 hours.

So, for those of us who insist that Isaiah 30:26 speaks of a Sun that suddenly brightens, we would also need to have that Sun suddenly reduce that brightness back to normal. And, this is on top of the knowledge that the light we are talking about takes years to get to Earth, in the first place.

Are you beginning to see how unlikely a simplistic answer like ‘the Sun just gets brighter’ is?

But, let’s not allow improbability keep us from examining this further.

Do We Have Examples In Nature?

Do we have evidence of other stars increasing in brightness by seven times, for a short period?

In the first draft of this book, written in 2014, I said, “No, not really.” What I did not know, at the time, was that scientists had been observing stars like ours do precisely that. And, they coined a new word for it. And, I will reveal that ‘new word’ later in this chapter. But, suffice it for now to say that this ‘new word’ does not belong here, where we are talking about ‘solar variation’.

With one extreme exception, ‘solar variation’ does not occur in stars like our Sun. Ever. However there are stars that do go through strong changes in brightness fairly often, and we call those stars, ‘variable stars’.

You can look into variable stars and what causes them, here:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variable_star

The point is that our star – the Sun – is extremely stable. For it to oscillate in brightness just once – with an increase in brightness of seven timeswellum …that is just plain impossible to even imagine, especially since we have a more reasonable explanation.

Another View From The Bible

Yes, I know that this is supposed to be a miracle, but there is a far simpler explanation for this miracle. And, we have another view of it in Ezekiel 39:6.

And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the Lord.

Ezekiel 39:6

Since I have illustrated the link between Ezekiel 39:6 and Isaiah 30:26, Ezekiel provides us with a far more simple explanation to Isaiah, than this incredible idea that the Sun would just increase in brightness by almost an order of magnitude, and then just as rapidly go back to normal – all without turning the Earth into a charred lump of carbon.

The kind of change that our Sun would need to go through – and then stop going through – would require something beyond our ability to contemplate. There just isn’t any way that we could foresee such an event.

This Is A Warning

In fact, I believe that the impossibility of this would negate its prophetic value.

Negate its prophetic value?

Yes.

Okay, that was a pretty extreme statement, so let me explain. Remember that prophecy is given to us for a purpose, and that purpose is usually to warn us of something that is coming, so that we can prepare for it. And, the moment in time that Isaiah is speaking of in chapter 30 will require LOTS of preparation.

This increase in brightness isn’t just a sign. It is something that we will need to make deliberate preparations for. In fact our lives and our civilization is at stake, here.

But, let me wrap up this bit of thought by saying that I am NOT infallible. I am more than willing to entertain the possibility of being completely wrong about the significance of Isaiah 30:26. It really could be just a short period of time in which the sun is miraculously seven times brighter, and that’s it.

However, as we move forward in our discussion about this prophecy, you’ll quickly realize that there’s no that’s it. We live in a complex time with complex dangers, and this is no simple prophecy that you can simply dismiss.

There is too much at stake, and too many lives at risk.

Are you going to gamble on the fact that Isaiah is just talking about a mere sign?

But, we haven’t reached the end of our discussion. Let’s continue our talk about another possible way that the Sun could visibly increase in brightness by seven times.

The Sun Increases In Size

I mentioned this before, so consider this a review. One of the ways that a star like our Sun would increase in brightness – is to increase in size. This happens when a star goes off of something that we call main sequence.

Remember what I told you about the Sun?

That it is powered by hydrogen fusion?

Right. Well, all good things eventually come to an end, and the Sun will eventually run out of hydrogen fuel, at its core. That’s when the outer layers start fusing hydrogen – which would cause the Sun to increase in size to become a red giant.

We have watched this process happen in distant stars, and it is always explosive, causing stars to expand quickly – engulfing planets as it rapidly increases in size.

Scientists who have been watching our own star, calculate that our Sun will be bigger than the size of Earth’s orbit, when it goes of ‘main sequence’ and becomes a red giant. The survival of Earth would depend upon whether the explosion is big enough to push Earth further away, and if the Sun loses enough mass for Earth to continue orbiting the Sun.

Of course, the question is somewhat moot, anyway – because no life on Earth would survive the process. Such an explosion would strip Earth of her atmosphere, and we would be shaked and baked, as we were being launched out into space.

And, if the Sun somehow DIDN’T grow to engulf Earth’s orbit… even if it was just ten or twenty times bigger than it is now …it would be so bright that it would kill all life on Earth. It would burn away the oceans, strip away the atmosphere and kill EVERYTHING.

So, an increase in size could NOT account for the Sun’s increase in brightness. Because it would kill us all, and defeat the purpose of the prophecy.

The Sun Explodes

There is another possibility which is even MORE ridiculous:

What if the Sun explodes?

(I’m only mentioning this to cover all the bases.)

Let me explain what would happen, should the Sun blow up. Again, the Sun would immediately go off main sequence. The core of the Sun would collapse and the Sun would explode. The result would be something that we call a supernova.

In ancient times, when people observed a new, bright light in the sky, they called it a Nova – which is Latin for New. A nova is caused by a white dwarf star that consumes another star, in a binary star system, as they orbit about each other.

A supernova is caused by the core of a star collapsing, with an explosion as the result. The resulting blast will kick away the outer layers of the star and leave a dead core behind – or, at least one that smolders for a while. Bigger stars will explode and leave nothing behind.

Whatever the case, an exploding Sun would be bad news for all life on Earth. We would be vaporized. So, Isaiah 30:26 cannot be talking about an explosion of the Sun.

The only possibility that is left is an explosion of a completely different kind.

A Solar Flare

Up to this point, I have tried to cover all of the bases…

  • There is no natural way that the Sun could suddenly increase in brightness, by seven times without killing all life on Earth – unless it was for an impossibly short time.
  • However, any process that increases the brightness of the Sun by that much could never last for a short enough time to keep us from being fried.
  • Nor would we survive if the Sun were to increase in size, or explode.

In fact, none of the options that I can think of would allow us to survive an increased brightness of the Sun – by even just a little bit

…except one.

There is only one option that could possibly be the answer, and that’s a solar flare. And, I believe that THIS is what the Bible is talking about when it describes the Sun becoming seven times brighter and the Moon becoming as bright as the Sun.

If Someone Dropped A Piano On You

Let me give an illustration.

If someone dropped a piano on you, from the roof of a 50 story building, that piano wouldn’t look like much when it began to fall towards you. In fact, it would look pretty tiny, in comparison to the building itself. But, as it fell towards you, the piano would appear to get bigger and bigger. In fact, the piano would get so big that it would eclipse everything and even appear to be larger than the building itself.

The piano didn’t get bigger, it just go closer.

What changed?

The position of the piano.

As the piano fell towards you, it would appear to get larger and larger until it seemed larger than the building it was falling from – just before it squashed you flat.

It’s an issue of perspective – and stupidity, if you let pianos fall on you.

Or, An Airbus A380

Let’s try another example.

I had an interesting experience that was connected to this idea. I was in Bangkok, Thailand for a stopover on my way to Jerusalem, from my home in Taiwan.

My wife and I had just left the airport, when we saw a truly massive airplane coming in for a landing. It was the first time that I had ever seen an Airbus A380.

What a truly enormous airplane.

And, as we watched this plane come in for a landing, I was struck by how slowly it seemed to be flying. In fact, it seemed more like it was floating in for a landing, than flying.

Was this some kind of bizarre balloon?

Of course not. The problem was that I was used to seeing much smaller aircraft come in for a landing – much smaller than that enormous airplane.

The size of the A380 filled up so much more of my field of view, that my brain translated it to mean that the plane was closer than it really was. So, when my brain decided that the plane was that close, it came to the conclusion that it must have been traveling quite slowly. At least, that was how my poor brain was processing the information.

The same goes for relative brightness. A candle in a dark room will seem to increase in brightness and size, as you get closer to it. The candle doesn’t get brighter. You’re just closer.

But Really, A Solar Flare

Okay, I can see you scratching your head and wondering what ‘perspective’ has to do with all of this. So, let me bring in the solar flare. If the Sun launched a solar flare at us, the Sun would appear to increase in brightness, as that solar flare came closer to us – if the flare was big enough.

In fact, a truly gigantic solar flare would probably eclipse the Sun as it raced towards us.

Could a solar flare be big enough to make the Sun seven times brighter than it normally would be, and the Moon as bright as the Sun?

Of course.

All that you would need is a sufficiently large explosion on the surface of the Sun, aimed in our direction. And, the Sun has a rather disturbing habit of taking aim at Earth as it causes solar flares to explode off of its surface.

The only difference that we are really talking about is size. As a truly enormous solar flare approached Earth, it would appear to brighten and appear to be seven times brighter than the Sun – like that piano illustration that I gave you.

Still Not Convinced?

Those of you who still remain unconvinced, I understand why you would be reluctant to accept such a fantastic explanation. It’s just too big and too awesome an idea to get your head around.

I get that.

The problem is that your inability to understand the challenge that we face… that inability …is no barrier to the threat of Ezekiel’s Fire.

Worse, when we go through the other Biblical evidence that I have, you’ll see a level of death and destruction not seen since the days of Noah.

Do you really think that it’s a smart idea to pass this off as a spiritual allegory?

Or, a more benign astronomical phenomenon?

If I’m right, and you choose to do nothing, you and everyone that you love will die a terrible death.

If I’m wrong, and you prepared for it, anyway…

…what’s the worst that could happen to you?

So, please treat this seriously. The worst that could happen is that you find yourself with extra food to eat, or time spent in an interesting foreign country.

Sherlock Holmes Would Agree

Anyway, I think that we have our answer. As Arthur Conan Doyle once wrote, via his famous Sherlock Holmes:

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.

Sherlock Holmes

The only alternative that we have is for God to change the rules of the Universe. Of course, God COULD do that, and the Bible indicates that He will – during the Millennium. And, quite a few people believe that this verse is talking about that time of the Millennium when God seems to throw out the rules and give us new ones.

But, are you sure?

(Later on, I will prove conclusively that
Isaiah is NOT talking about the Millennium.
)

Well, let’s zero in on this solar flare by looking at the physics and effects of this phenomenon.

That New Word

Earlier – when I was talking about ‘variable stars’ – I mentioned that there was a new word, created to describe something that we had never seen before, until now:

superflare

In 2009, a special telescope – called Kepler – was launched in to orbit, to look for planets like our own. Its job was to look at stars like our Sun and see if there were planets in orbit around them. And, we could tell if there were planets, because the light from those stars would dim a bit, when those planets blocked a tiny part of the light reaching us from those stars.

Well, a device that can detect the dimming of a star’s brightness can also detect an increase in brightness. Scientists searched for those increases in brightness and published their discoveries in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

They looked at 83,000 stars over a period of 500 days. They observed 1547 superflares, up to TEN THOUSAND TIMES brighter than the strongest solar flares that we have seen, so far.

Can you imagine a solar flare ten thousand times brighter than the brightest solar flare that we have ever seen?

Up to now, we couldn’t. Now, we can. In fact, now that we have seen such superflares on stars like our own, we now have all the evidence that we need to understand Ezekiel’s Fire.

Ezekiel’s Fire won’t be just a ‘solar flare’. It will be far more than that. It will be a ‘superflare’. It will be thousands of times brighter than any other solar flare that we have ever seen. And, I encourage you to do your own research into this phenomenon.

Here are a few links to get you started:

Superflare – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superflare

(Yes, I know that Wikipedia is hardly an authority, but it’s a good place to begin.)

Could Earth be fried by a ‘superflare’ from the sun?
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/03/could-earth-be-fried-superflare-sun

Observational evidence for enhanced magnetic activity of superflare stars
http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms11058

Sun superflare could destroy life on Earth warn scientists
http://marketbusinessnews.com/sun-superflare-destroy-life-earth-warn-scientists/129830

No Bad Flare Days for the Sun
http://www.reasons.org/articles/no-bad-flare-days-for-the-sun

Here are a couple videos that will also help:

Scientist Warns That Our Sun Is Capable Of Experiencing a Superflare

YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/cIQkAU_lR4I

This next video also comes from GeoBeats News, and was produced a few months after the one above:

Sun Could Release A Billion-Megaton-Bomb Superflare

YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/CXEMy7EkelI

Once you’ve read the articles and watched those two short videos, meander over to your favorite search engine and do a search for articles talking about superflares coming from our Sun. Here’s an example, using Google:

Superflare Sun – Google Search
https://www.google.com/search?q=Superflare+Sun&nfpr=1

The word ‘superflare’ is a bit too new for Google, so it will ask if you really want to put ‘super’ and ‘flare’ together as one word. This should give you an idea about how new this word is.

However, as cool as this ‘new word’ is, the effects will be catastrophic, and we need to look at what will come along with this superflare.

A Solar Electromagnetic Pulse

So, it should be clear that this is not just an increase in the brightness of the Sun by seven times. Increasing the brightness of the Sun by seven times would destroy the Earth, if it lasted for more than a tiny period of time. Furthermore, we’ve never seen our Sun do this, or other stars like our own. And yes,  we’ve been looking.

But, we HAVE seen solar flares. We normally cannot see them, unless we are looking at the Sun with special instruments. But, there was one solar flare that one man was able to see without much of anything special.

That man was Richard Carrington, and he is one of two men (both named Richard) who saw the largest solar flare in recent history with their own eyes and a bit of paper. That’s why we call what followed, The Carrington Event.

We also call it the Solar Storm of 1859, and here is what Wikipedia has to say about it:

The solar storm of 1859, also known as the Carrington Event, was a powerful geomagnetic solar storm in 1859 during solar cycle 10. A solar coronal mass ejection hit Earth’s magnetosphere and induced one of the largest geomagnetic storms on record. The associated “white light flare” in the solar photosphere was observed and recorded by English astronomers Richard C. Carrington and Richard Hodgson.

Studies have shown that a solar storm of this magnitude occurring today would likely cause widespread problems for modern civilization. There is an estimated 12% chance of a similar event occurring between 2012 and 2022.

Unfortunately, I believe that the chance of this happening before 2022 is more like 100%. But, we will talk about that later.

What I’d like to talk about now, are those ‘widespread problems’ – assuming that the destruction of civilization could be classified as just a ‘widespread problem’. In fact, I will allow others with more impressive credentials than my own to do the talking, by showing you videos about an electromagnetic pulse (or EMP) – generated by the explosion of a nuclear weapon above the atmosphere of the Earth.

As I have said before, most solar flares do not cause the same level of damage that an EMP weapon would cause. Most solar flares only cause damage to radio communications, electricity generation and electricity distribution. But, Ezekiel’s Fire will be so much greater than any solar flare that we have ever seen. It will be a superflare, and we would do well to  compare its effects with that of nuclear EMP weapons.

Please also remember that the description in Zechariah 12:4 is stunningly similar to the effects of something like an EMP weapon. Here is that verse again:

In that day, saith the Lord, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.

Zechariah 12:4

Even if we ignore the above verse and limit our thinking to the possibility that Ezekiel’s Fire would only destroy electricity generation – that alone, would cause massive death and destruction.

You cannot live without electricity. If electricity generation and distribution is destroyed across a continent – or more than one – it would be many months or years before it came back on. And, that means no food or water – for months, or years.

Are you ready for that?

Most experts talk about a recurrence of a solar flare like the Carrington Event. But, Ezekiel’s Fire will be so far beyond anything like that… that …it would be like comparing a cannon to a pop-gun. No one and nothing would ever be the same again – at least, for those who survive.

Again, I cannot stress enough the need to understand the description found in Zechariah:

In that day, saith the Lord, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.

Zechariah 12:4

I will be getting into other Bible passages that verify the coming of Ezekiel’s Fire, later. But for now, just understand that Ezekiel’s Fire will act just like a really massive EMP attack, destroying electricity distribution and all unshielded electronics – like those found in cars and trucks.

Video Explanation

This is a good point to allow others to describe the significance of what I am talking about. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video would be worth… well …at least a lot of pictures.

One Minute Overview

Here’s a one minute overview of what an Electromagnetic Pulse is:

What is an EMP? The 60 second answer

YouTube shortlink: http://youtu.be/D5rtQz-hLYM

That was short, quick and to-the-point – but, a little too short and too quick.

EMP Attack

Here’s a discussion that goes a bit longer and talks a little bit more about EMP. It also gives an interesting demonstration of an EMP attack at work:

EMP – Electro Magnetic Pulse Bomb

YouTube shortlink: http://youtu.be/kxi1DJUDxtQ

Notice what happens to your car when a strong ElectroMagnetic Pulse hits your car. I stops running. Notice what General Wayne Downing infers about EMP. If an electromagnetic pulse happened over the battlefield, he said:

…we’d have to dust off our lensatic compasses and our maps. And that’s why, when we train today, you still got to train under conditions without your technology.

That sounds an awful lot like the verse that I quoted to you:

In that day, saith the Lord, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.

Zechariah 12:4

Yes, that’s an EMP – or the effects of the largest solar flare in the history of the world. Even though the US army does its best to shield its equipment, it is still vulnerable to an EMP attack. And, that means that trucks, tanks, jeeps, rocket launchers and any other sophisticated mode of transportation would cease to work – just as Zechariah 12:4 indicates. But, let’s not stop there.

The Physics Of Science Fiction

Here is an excellent description by Bernard Finnigan who goes by the name of SpreadingtheMuse:

The Physics of Science Fiction: Electromagnetic Pulse: SpreadingtheMuse Productions

YouTube shortlink: http://youtu.be/KycGbvQxgEc

I really wish that SpreadingtheMuse was engaging in hyperbole. Unfortunately, he isn’t.

(Good work, Bernard!)

An EMP And Solar Flare Compilation

But, let’s keep going. Someone who calls himself Steel Griffin put together a bunch of video clips on the subject of EMP and solar flares:

EMP-Information Complitation – Click “Show more” for details [sic]

YouTube shortlink: http://youtu.be/H7RCqdUdfOs

Here are the Chapter timestamps:

Chapter I – (00:00:32) – EMP and It’s Effects
Chapter II – (00:02:26) – EMP and the Sun
Chapter III – (00:10:30) – Man-made EMP
Chapter IV – (00:17:27) – EMP and Nuclear Reactors
Chapter V – (00:31:39) – EMP and Cinema
Chapter VI – (00:39:23) – The Reality
Chapter VII – (00:40:09) – The Response
Chapter VIII – (00:42:05) – A Solution
Chapter IX – (00:43:19) – The Cost
Chapter X – (00:46:14) – How You Can Help
Chapter XI – (00:47:46) – The Lesson
Chapter XII – (00:48:32) – Credits

You heard Dr. William R. Forstchen talk a little over 13 minutes into the above video. You will hear more from William a little bit later.

I also hope that you noticed that the most important group of physicists in America, the American Physical Society, went to the US Congress to try and convince the government to protect America from the threat of a solar flare or EMP attack.

Do you know how the US Congress responded?

Right. I hope that you fix the response of the US Congress, firmly in your mind:

They laughed at them.

(What fools we are. We actually elected these people.)

We have seen the effects of smaller solar flares in many places of the world.

What have we done in response?

Nothing.

What absolute madness.

A North Korean EMP

Here’s another view from someone who was once in the CIA. Now, get ready for your blood pressure to rise a bit:

2014 North Korean EMP Attack Against America Millions Will Die Government Insider Warns Immanent [sic]

YouTube shortlink: http://youtu.be/NHAfUHOhi5Y

I hope that you heard what we are doing in response to what we know is going to happen with complete certainty:

NOTHING

That’s right. Our government overlords are doing absolutely nothing – for us.

Dr. Forstchen is an awesome guy, a Professor of Military History at Montreat College (a Christian College), a great writer and a Christian. He REALLY understands what we face, and he wrote a book on what we are talking about. That book is called:

One Second After

That is a novel about what happens after an EMP attack. If you need a well-written discussion that will bring all this home to you…

…read that book.

Dr. William Forstchen

Here is Dr. Forstchen speaking at Sensible Mountain Preparedness Seminar III:

Sensible Mountain Preparedness Seminar III – “Keynote: Dr. William R. Forstchen” Part 1

YouTube shortlink: http://youtu.be/DV0zkKwy3WY

Here is part 2:

Sensible Mountain Preparedness Seminar III – “Keynote: Dr. William R. Forstchen” Part 2

YouTube shortlink: http://youtu.be/nrNC07Js8VU

William Forstchen ends the video with a talk about his faith in God. May our own end be the same, with our faith in God intact.

Judge Jeanine Pirro

Now, even the mainstream media has taken notice. Judge Jeanine Pirro is one of the few voices of sanity on television. Here is her investigation into the different ways that America’s electricity grid could be destroyed:

Judge Jeanine: “Lights Out: Danger to U.S. Power Grid”

YouTube shortlink: http://youtu.be/nbRnJTm_o58

I love Judge Jeanine’s sarcasm over the foolishness of The-Powers-That-Be. I really wish that sarcasm was going to be enough to fix the problem that we face.

It truly makes me wonder if they are doing it on purpose.

In fact, I hope that you forgive me for thinking that the elites really are laughing at us. They may even know that Ezekiel’s Fire is coming. I’m also reminded of this verse in Revelation:

And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

Revelation 13:3-4

That passage talks about one of the heads of the Beast that is given a wound. That wound should have killed The Beast, but it came roaring back to life.

That has always made me wonder.

Are the elites prepared for this?

Will they come roaring back to life?

I believe that they are ready, so maybe you should be too. But, that’s a discussion for another time.

Dark Secrets Of The Sun

Let’s round out our selection of videos with an interesting one about our Sun and solar storms:

BBC Documentary 2015 DARK SECRETS OF THE SUN Universe Documentary

YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/qNkVlXVBKu4

Okay, if you watched all that, you’ve watched a lot of video. However, that’s only a beginning. In fact, it’s really just the tip of the iceberg. And, if this is the first time that you’ve heard about our vulnerability to EMPs and solar flares… well …you’ll need to keep coming back to these videos. But, I will leave that for you to do, as we move forward.

We need to look at what the Bible really says about what is coming. But, we can’t do that, until I have shown how you might be the victim of Bible twisting.

 

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