We are about to enter what I believe will be a significant summer season with the LORD that begins with the celebration of Firstfruits, June 10th, the fourth month of the Hebrew Covenant Calendar. This Firstfruits coincides with a SIGN of a “RING OF FIRE” Solar Eclipse. The “ring of fire” solar eclipse will bring a crescent shaped sunrise for parts of Northeast America and Canada.
The Lord tells us in Genesis 1:14 that he made the sun, moon and stars for signs and seasons. These “signs” were meant to reveal and communicate to God’s people concerning the timing of His redemptive covenant promises.
This “ring of fire” solar eclipse is of significance to us because it falls on Firstfruits: one of God’s divine appointed times in His Hebrew covenant calendar. What is God warning or communicating to us through this sign?
It is interesting to note that “ring of fire” is usually referred to the path along the Pacific Ocean characterized by active volcanoes and earthquakes. The majority of the worlds volcanoes and earthquakes happen along the “ring of fire.”
The LORD says in the latter days He will shake the heavens and the earth.
“Therefore I will shake the heavens, And the earth will move out of her place, In the wrath of the Lord of hosts And in the day of His fierce anger.” (Is. 13:13).
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken” (Matt. 24:29).
Thankfully, this sign comes with a promise for those IN COVENANT with the LORD:
“The Lord also will roar from Zion, And utter His voice from Jerusalem; The heavens and earth will shake; But the Lord will be a shelter for His people, And the strength of the children of Israel” (Joel 3:16).
Our job now is to pray about this sign and seek His comfort, wisdom, and instruction so that the LORD will be our shelter and strength. With so many volcanoes and earthquakes erupting around the globe in these recent months, this could be a sign of a big one coming.
I believe this sign further confirms that the remnant needs to be obedient to PREPARE for the shaking and eruption. This shaking and eruption could possibly be a volcano or earthquake, but for sure a shaking God speaks of when He begins dealing with the “Mystery of Babylon.” God is a consuming fire who uses His fiery law to judge the nations (Heb. 12:29; Deut. 33:2).
As Moses was warned to prepare the children of Israel for the ten plagues so they would be safe and remain in peace through it, we must also follow suit and take heed to the warning so we remain steadfast, calm, and peaceful through the shaking. We must remember this shaking will produce great light and glory and restoration on the other side of it. That IS God’s promise. We are not to retreat in fear, but have faith that God is coming for His people who have been oppressed by the enemy.
Although the shaking must take place, God promises us refuge under His wings of protection, just like He did for Noah. (Psalm 91, Genesis 6-9). And out of the shaking, His remnant will arise and shine (Is. 60:1) into a new landscape ahead, just as Noah and his family of eight did as well. Noah had to PREPARE for the coming flood (judgment). I think this summer we need to take measures to prepare if we haven’t already done so.
“I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. 13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. 14 Then the sky [i]receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. 15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, 16 and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”(Rev. 6:12-17).
In the days of Joshua conquering the Promised Land, the scriptures say that the “sun stood still” long enough for Joshua and his army to defeat all the kings who had aligned to come against him.
“So the sun stood still,
And the moon stopped,
Till the people had revenge
Upon their enemies” (Joshua 10:13).
Many scholars believe that this was a “ring of fire” solar eclipse that happened back then, so this SIGN could also be a sign of God raising up His remnant army today who are able to rise and defeat the anti-Christ agenda with the help of God’s intervention because it’s too big for them.
We must be steadfast and immovable. In Hebrew, “rauch ha kodesh” means divine inspiration which happens when we are not blocking out God’s truth. If we filter out the truth with what we perceive or see, it promotes fear and dread.
Our greatest preparation is a heart that fears the LORD, not the work of the enemy. Prepare for the shaking that is coming and then:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path.” (Prov. 3:5,6).