Meteor in Spain seen by whole country

From Rusia Today–

Ball of fire lights up skies above Spain (VIDEO)
A brilliant ball of flame streaked across the sky above the Spanish capital Madrid, dazzling stargazers and astronomers alike. The celestial display was so bright it could be seen across the entire country. The eye-popping moment was caught on camera by the Hita Observatory at the University of Huelva at around 11:45pm local time (2145 GMT). The object struck the atmosphere above the Villamuelas district in the province of Toledo, southwest of Madrid. “The impact was so abrupt that the object immediately caught fire, creating a ball of flame around 100 kilometers above the Earth,” Jose Maria Madiedo of the University of Huelva told the Huffington Post. The meteor then shot towards Madrid at over 75,000 kilometers an hour before disintegrating completely at an altitude of 70 kilometers.”

More at Russia Today.

It could be seen across the entire country??!! Wow.

I had written in March 2013 in an article titled “Are There More Meteors?” that yes, there are more meteors. You can go to that link to see the graphs of data showing that meteor sightings are waaaay up.

Psalm 147:4 says that God knows the names of each and every star in the heavens. With that kind of intellect, and that kind of detail regarding the celestial realms, we do not wonder if the increase in meteors is unknown to God. We do not wonder if the meteors and asteroids and comets are coincidences. They are signs from God. Nothing is an accident.

During the UNcreation which will occur in the Tribulation, there will be many signs in the sky. Luke 21:25 says,

“And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves,”

During that time, the sun will partially be darkened (Revelation 8:12, Isaiah 13:10, ‘a third of the sun shall be darkened’) and also a third of the moon and a third of the stars.

Joel 2:31 & Revelation 6:12 says the moon shall turn to blood.

For a while during the Tribulation the sun will become so hot it will scorch men. (Revelation 16:8)

Later in the Tribulation the sun will go out.(Mark 13:24). Luke 21:26 says that people will faint in fear for the ‘heavenly bodies will be shaken.’

God says in Joel 2:30 “I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke.”

He will show wonders… if He will show wonders then, and controls the entire universe to the degree that He does, isn’t it likely that the show of meteors and bolides and asteroids and comets are also His work? And that He is showing His power but also His compassion in revealing Himself in this way so that we might be mindful of HIM and repent? I do believe this is the case.

Please understand that God is real, he knows each and every thought in each and every heart of each and every person alive or dead. He is holy and sin angers Him. He is angry every day over sin!

“God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.” (Psalm 7:11)

That means He is angry every day over each and every person who has not repented and believed in the Son, Jesus Christ. God is not angry with those who are in His family because He has declared them righteous and justified. But those who reject the Son, are still in their sins and He is displaying His wrath each and every day. Please consider the sweetness of being part of God’s family in love and the danger and eternal destruction that awaits being apart from God in wrath. He is sending signs of His power. Please heed them…

What are the odds?? Meteorite hits three homes in Indonesia

In January, I read with amazement that a doctor’s office in Lorton Virginia was the site of a meteorite strike. The mango-sized meteorite had plunged straight through the roof of the office building and hit the floor, narrowly missing doctor and patients. Thank God no none was injured. I thought to myself, ‘how often does that happen??’ Meteors hit the earth’s atmosphere very frequently, but rarely enter the lower stratosphere without burning up. That one survived the entry and made it all the way to the ground, and then found an occupied building, seemed to me to be long odds.

Since January we were treated to an astounding display of fireballs across many parts of the earth, most recently two weeks ago across six Midwestern United States.

Fireballs and meteorites … Small pieces of space debris (usually parts of comets or asteroids) that are on a collision course with the Earth are called meteoroids. When meteoroids enter the Earth’s atmosphere they are called meteors. Most meteors burn up in the atmosphere, but if they survive the frictional heating and strike the surface of the Earth they are called meteorites. We have been seeing an unusual number of them lately. Even more unusual are that meteors are hitting earth with such frequency.

Then yesterday I read that a Blast in East Jakarta believed to be meteorite hit three houses, destroying them–

“Police and astronomers are investigating Thursday’s blast from a falling object that damaged three homes in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta, which witnesses claim was a meteorite strike. Forensics experts from the police and National Aeronautics and Space Agency (Lapan) investigators are combing the site, with the latter saying that while there was no conclusive proof the damage was caused by a meteorite, it was the most likely explanation. Police ruled out earlier speculation that the incident was a gas canister exploding. One house was moderate damage and two adjoining properties suffered minor damage after blast on Jalan Delima II. There were no reported casualties. Lapan researcher Abdurrahman said no fragments of the projectile had been found but the deep crater in the floor of the house, the residual heat footprint and melted items pointed to a meteorite. “I suspect the object impacted at high velocity, hit the floor, bounced back and hit the ceiling, then fell back down,” he said. “It’s extremely difficult to recover the fragments, what with the rubble and broken glass, and it being so dark in here.” “

A meteorite hit three houses? The scientist in the article confirmed my suspicion that “This kind of incident is extremely rare in Indonesia,” he said. “Usually an object that falls to earth is burned up in the atmosphere before reaching land.” Today the object was confirmed to have been a meteorite. In that article the same scientist reminded us that just a few months ago, “A meteor the size of a house hits Earth and explodes in the atmosphere with the energy of a small atomic bomb. Frightened by thunderous sounds and shaking walls, people rush out of their homes, thinking that an earthquake is in progress. All they see is a twisting trail of debris in the mid-day sky. This is what happened on Oct. 8th (2009) around 11 am local time in the coastal town of Bone, South Sulawesi. ” It was the largest blast on earth since 1994. The Indonesian object was large and the resulting atmospheric explosion may have been the equivalent of several Hiroshima bombs.

Rare indeed? Not anymore. This occurred a few days ago

“An unidentified object, thought to be a fragment of a meteorite, has landed on a beach near Tel Aviv. Israeli police released mobile phone footage of something burning in the town of Bat Yam, as people gathered round to look. Witnesses said the object began burning as it hit the ground. It has now been taken away to be examined.” The link is to a BBC video and shows the stone-sized burning object laying on the sand and shells with people standing around it in their bathing suits, surf crashing behind them, and occasional pans to their perplexed faces.

The biggest asteroid to hit Earth on any given day is likely to be about 15 inches, in a given year about 13 feet, and in a given century about 20 meters.Now, the odds of your house being hit by a Meteor are 182,138,880,000,000 To 1. In words, that is

182 quadrillion, 138 trillion,880 billion.

to compare,

Odds of injury from shaving: 6,585 to 1
Odds of injury from mowing the lawn: 3,623 to 1
Odds of fatally slipping in the bath or shower: 2,232 to 1
Odds of dating a super-model: 88,000 to 1

Odds of dating a millionaire: 215 to 1
Odds of finding a four-leaf clover on first try: 10,000 to 1
Odds of getting a royal flush in poker on first five cards dealt: 649,740 to 1
Odds of becoming a saint: 20,000,000 to 1

So,… fireballs have been streaking across the skies like streamers. And despite odds in the quadrillions, within the last 12 weeks a meteorite has hit four homes. (That we know of.) Jesus told the disciples in Luke 21:25 that the end times would be characterized by, among other signs, signs in the sun and the moon and the stars.

These things are happening because Jesus said He increasingly would alert us to His presence and to the times. The only way out is not to cap the oil well and it’s not to rebuild the Indonesian home that was destroyed by the meteor and it’s not to print a boatload of money and it’s not to pass health care legislation. It is JESUS. His salvation is available to all people on the planet, and all one needs to do is recognize their sins are a rebellion against God. His holiness is everlastingly enduring and our sins are everlastingly enduring, and the two will never meet unless you take the bridge that is Jesus and accept His work on the cross as your redemption. If you ask Him to forgive those sins and submit to Jesus, you will be saved!

Strange things in the sky

The sky and cosmos have been displaying a wonderful array of weird stuff lately. Some of the sky phenomena are unexplained and some are explained but rare or are occurring in places they don’t normally. And some of these phenomena are just a supernatural mystery. First, the explainable but strange:

Light Pillars:
“Light pillars scrape the night sky over Victor, Idaho, on January 26 (2009). Typically seen in polar regions, the vertical columns of light have been appearing along with frigid temperatures at lower latitudes this winter. Light pillars appear when artificial light (shown in diagram above) or natural light bounces off the facets of flat ice crystals wafting relatively close to the ground.” Note the phenomenon occurs over furthest northern latitudes but lately they are seen as far south as Idaho.

This next set did occur in Canada near Toronto but the pillars did not act as they usually do: “Did you see something strange Friday night? (January 13, 2010). A British Columbia UFO chronicler and paranormal expert is reporting eyewitness accounts of strange vertical lights in the sky over Dundas and Waterdown. The witness thought they could be “light pillars,” a visual atmospheric phenomenon created by the reflection of light from ice crystals from a light source such as the sun or moon, but they are not usually seen from several viewpoints.”

Hole Punch Clouds
These kind of clouds are known to meteorologists but are rare. Or, they used to be rare. Now they are being seen more frequently.

1/16/10: Strange clouds in the sky over the Palm Beaches
WEST PALM BEACH, FL–There were some strange clouds spotted over south Florida on Thursday. They looked like a line or circle just dropped out of the sky. A steady flow of viewer pictures have come into

Weird clouds:
A spate of strangely shaped clouds have been appearing worldwide. Meteorologists say they do not know what they are but insist they are a natural phenomenon. I don’t understand how they know they are natural if they do not even know what they are, but that’s just me. This one was spotted in Indonesia, and is part of an article noting the strange sky phenomenon lately.

UFO clouds spark possibility of alien life
“Incredible pictures of ‘UFO clouds’ have reignited space-lovers hopes that there is extra-terrestrial life after they hit the internet showing eerie illuminated discs in the sky which look like alien spaceships. Most of the pictures are from Indonesia but there have been similar sighting in Moscow, Romania, Florida and elsewhere in 2009.”

The Moscow cloud sparked a huge amount of consternation. It hovered over the city for quite some time in October ’09, snarling traffic and causing pundits of all kinds to weigh in. The opinion of meteorologists to explain this never-before-seen kind of cloud is that it was formed by sunlight bouncing off it, or planes flying through it. Uh, OK.

Hole Punch Cloud – Not UFO – Spotted over Moscow

“A rare cloud formation was spotted over Moscow this week, inciting widespread discussion of UFO sightings throughout the city – concerns which spread across the globe instantly via the internet. The British tabloid The Sun reported as a “Mystery UFO Halo” over Moscow although it was likely simply an interesting phenomenon created by planes flying through layers of thin high-altitude clouds.” Note that the hole punch cloud has no hole, a consistently typical feature of this rare but known cloud. It’s a stretch, but I guess it’s better than admitting they simply don’t know what it is.

I note these clouds because they are rare or unknown phenomena. These phenomena are occurring at an increasingly rapid pace. They do not constitute the entirety of the last 8 months’ worth of strange clouds in the sky, but they are representative of a few of the noticed sightings.

Sightings are also occurring in space at an increasing pace. The secular world calls these sightings “Unidentified flying objects”, or UFO’s. The interesting thing about these UFO phenomena is not only that they are occurring more frequently, but at lower and lower altitudes and appearing to thousands at a time. No longer is it called in by a lone farmer in his field at dusk; no longer is it one local crackpot who also sees little green men at the Council meeting. No longer are they a rapid flash in the sky leaving humans to wonder if they even saw anything. These UFO sightings are appearing over whole cities, and hovering for hours.

Giant Pyramid UFO ‘Hovers Over Moscow’
“A mysterious ‘UFO’ seen in the sky over Moscow has sparked speculation that the city has been visited by an alien spacecraft. The pyramid-shaped object was said to have remained for hours over the Red Square in the Russian capital.”

Mystery as spiral blue light display hovers above Norway
“What’s blue and white, squiggly and suddenly appears in the sky? If you know the answer, pop it on a postcard and send it to the people of Norway, where this mysterious light display baffled residents yesterday.”

Was mysterious jellyfish in sky caused by space satellite reflecting Northern Lights?
“A strange jellyfish-shaped object spotted hanging in the sky over Norway, may have been caused by light from the aurora being bounced off a space satellite, experts say. If proven it will be the first known case of a satellite reflecting the Northern Lights.”
credit: The mysterious phenomenon was photographed last week by amateur photographer Per-Arne Milkalsen over Andenesm, Norway.

And sometimes, authorities simply throw up their hands and say, “Er, I dunno.”

Strange object filmed in the sky above Winnipeg 
“Prof. Jaymie Matthews, of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia, said he wasn’t sure exactly what was caught on camera — but he ruled out several possibilities. “A comet that bright, that close to the Sun, visible in the twilight sky, would have been spotted by professional and amateur astronomers long before last night,” he wrote in an email from Paris. “And it would have been visible to people across North America last night, and still tonight.” He added that it was also definitely not a meteor, fireball or a disintegrating space debris.”

Were those mysterious bulletlike objects seen in the sky off the coast of Newfoundland missiles?
“In a case that sounds like a Hollywood science-fiction movie, locals in Harbour Mille, a small town near Newfoundland’s southern coast, are buzzing over the sighting of three silver or grey objects early Monday evening.”

PMO says PMO says mysterious sighting off Newfoundland is not a missile sighting off Newfoundland is not a missile
“The Prime Minister Office says there is no evidence of anyone firing a rocket near Newfoundland’s southern coast. “There is no indication that there was ever a rocket launch,” Dimitri Soudas, a spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, said Thursday in an email. But a Liberal MP is accusing Ottawa of failing to provide answers on the mysterious sightings from earlier this week.”

What’s the purpose of the sky phenomena recap? Several points. First, the amount of strange sightings in the sky and space are staggering. It’s not that we have better telescopes or that there are more people to spot things, but that the things that are being spotted are unexplainable. They are occurring at the time when Jesus said to watch for signs of the end. He said “there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.” (Luke 21:11) Who can reasonably explain why a pyramid hovered above Moscow during rush hour? Who can explain the Norway Spiral? What was that jellyfish thing in space? If the Winnipeg item wasn’t a fireball, meteor, comet or space junk, what was it? We do know that in the end times Jesus said, “There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves,” (Luke 21:25). Strong’s Greek dictionary defines sign in this verse as a “miracle, an indication, especially ceremonially or supernaturally — miracle, sign, token, wonder.”

Secondly it is to point out that we are in the time of great deception. Jesus said of the signs of the end of the age, first: “See to it that no one misleads you.” (Mt 24:4) If Satan is the god of this age and he has been given permission to perform lying signs and wonders during the Tribulation…

2 Thes 2:9 “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, …”
Matthew 24:24 “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”

…then it stands to reason that prior to the Tribulation he would be performing deceptive signs as well during the period just prior to the Tribulation.

The third point of this essay is to encourage Christians to remain alert so that satan will not catch you unawares. Paul said “so that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes.” Do not be ignorant of his schemes. The only sure guard against deception is truth. The only truth is God’s Holy Word. Do you read, study, and pray each day? Do you wear your armor? Are you ready to see through the deception of these sky and space phenomena? They will only grow bolder and more outlandish as the tribulation draws near until the entire world is deceived, and the whole world follows after the beast (with his fake resurrection and lying signs.)

When we are called to ‘look up for your redemption draws nigh” (Luke 21:28), are you able to look past the signs in the sun and the moon and the stars and see Jesus? I hope so? Keep looking but also keep praying.