By Michael Snyder on Charisma News
On Nov. 14, something extraordinary is going to happen.
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On that date we will witness the closest full moon that we have seen since 1948.
Known as a “supermoon,” this full moon will happen just six days after the U.S. presidential election. If you look up into the night sky on Nov. 14, you will notice that the moon appears to be much bigger and much brighter than usual. Could it be possible that there is some special meaning to the biggest supermoon in almost 70 years? The last time we witnessed a supermoon of this size Israel become a nation, and as you will see below, many believe that the last couple months of 2016 could have historic significance for the Jewish people as well.
Do you remember ever seeing the moon so big in the sky that you felt that you could almost reach up and grab it? Well, on the 14th you may feel that way again. According to CNN, supermoons typically “appear to be 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than other full moons”.
And without a doubt, what we are about to witness is an extremely rare event. The last time that a supermoon was this close to our planet was in 1948, and it won’t happen again until 2034.
The November full moon is not only the closest full moon of 2016, NASA said, but also the closest full moon since 1948 (which is still the last time the Cleveland Indians won the World Series).
This is one you might want to watch out for: The full moon won’t come this close to Earth again until Nov. 25, 2034, NASA says.
But even though this is a highly unusual event, does that mean that it must have some sort of a special meaning?
Of course not, and the truth is that I don’t know if this giant supermoon holds any special significance.
However, before we dismiss this phenomenon completely, let’s remember what the Bible has to say. In the Scriptures, we are told that God intended the moon to serve as a “sign” from the very beginning. The following is what Genesis 1:14 says in the Modern English Version.
“And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be signs to indicate seasons, and days, and years.'”
And Jesus told us that there would be “signs” in the sun and the moon just prior to His return. The following is what Luke 21:25-26 says in the Modern English Version:
“There will be signs in the sun and the moon and the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men fainting from fear and expectation of what is coming on the inhabited earth. For the powers of heaven will be shaken.”
So clearly the Bible tells us that the moon can serve as a sign.
But is that happening in this case?
I don’t know, but just like as in 1948, it appears that something very significant may be about to happen concerning the nation of Israel.