The Heavens Declare…

An intriguing tidbit to consider. I’m not putting this out there as some prophetic announcement, but it’s worth watching and considering.

The star Betelgeuse, in Orion’s right shoulder, has been dimming noticeably in recent months, according to astronomers. Astrophysicists see this as an indication that Betelgeuse may go supernova soon. If this were to happen, it is claimed, Betelgeuse will, for a time, become brighter than our moon at full phase, illuminating the night with startling magnitude.

According to Bullinger in “The Witness of the Stars”,  “Betelgeuse” is Arabic and means “the coming of the Branch” (Isaiah 11:1). In all fairness, “Betelgeuse” is also understood to have an entirely different translation: “the hand of the Central One” (“Central One” being the old Arabic name for Orion).

But if Bullinger is correct, could we be about to witness an astronomical occurrence warning those with eyes to see of an impending historical event? I don’t know. It will be interesting to see if these astro-eggheads are accurate at all in any of their statements. It would be further interesting to see if, like the Star of Bethlehem, the heavens do something spectacular to announce the Second Advent of Christ.

Again, this is not to say Christ’s return is right around the corner. But if we keep our ears to the ground and our eyes to the sky, who knows what we might see.

Regardless, best to do some introspection and get right with God as best we can. Never a bad time for that.

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