The Heavens Pass Away With a Great Noise

Just what are those strange sounds that people have been hearing and recording all across the planet since about 2008? [1]

Could they be a sign that the heavens and the earth are beginning to break up, as predicted in the bible? I know that’s a frightening thought for most people, but when you know Jesus Christ and His Father, having been Born Again by His Spirit, you won’t be afraid of the “things coming upon the face of the whole earth” (Luke 21:35) because you know that God will protect those who belong to Him. To them He says, “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” – Isa. 41:10

It isn’t the same for those who do not know Christ, who have not surrendered their hearts to Him, nor believed His promise of eternal life for anyone who believes that He died for their sins, rose again and is alive for evermore, reigning with His Father over all of Creation. If this is you, then please heed the prophecies foretelling the signs that signal the end of this age and the return of Jesus Christ to rid the world of evildoers, reward the righteous, and set up His Kingdom on earth.

The Signs —

Isa 34:4  And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree. 

“dissolved” = H4743 mâqaq; primarily means to melt, also consume away, dissolve!

Isa 24:19  The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. (As a result of a great earthquake or something else?) 

Isa 51:6  Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished. 

Both “vanish away” and “smoke” depict the aftermath of a scorched earth! Vanish away in the Hebrew (H4414 מָלַח mâlach) means to “rub to pieces or pulverize; to disappear as dust,” while “smoke” (H6227 עָשָׁן ‛âshân) “means vapor, dust, anger.”

Joe 2:30  And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. (The result of volcanic eruptions, meteor strikes, rockets, bombs, earthquakes, or a combination thereof)?

“pillars” = H8490 tı̂ymârâh timârâh; columns

Joe 2:31  The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD comes. 

From the New Testament —

2Pe 3:10  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 

I found this definition interesting in light of the LOUD, strange noises happening the world over; “great noise” = G4500 rhoizēdon; a whir; whizzingly, that is, with a crash: – a great noise.
Not only that, but the word “melt” (G3089) means to “loosen” – break up, destroy, DISSOLVE. And the last part of 2 Pet 3:10 plainly states that the earth and the works in it will be BURNED UP. It would then appear from taking all these verses together, that the entire earth will be broken up by a ”great earthquake” (Rev 16:12) and burned up and dissolved with “fervent heat.” This could come about by the stars and/or planets falling down on the earth as described in Isa 34:4 & Mt 24:29.

Mat 24:29  Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 

Luk 21:25  And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 
Luk 21:26  Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 

“shaken” is a very interesting word, it means to agitate, rock, topple, disturb, incite, move, stir up.

I think the first three definitions well describe what would occur if the earth were MOVED OFF ITS AXIS [2-4], as might be spoken about in Isa 24:20  The earth reels to and fro like a drunk, and sways like a hut. its transgression is so heavy upon it that it will fall and never rise again. Even more compelling is Isa 24:19, where it says “the earth is MOVED EXCEEDINGLY.” (KJV) The Heb. word for ‘moved exceedingly’ is H4131 môṭ which means, to waver, slip, shake, fall: – be OUT OF COURSE!

Every passage examined in this brief study tell of a time when the heavens disappear and the earth is burned up, dissolved. Some have allegorized these and similar passages, I’m of the opinion that these are literal events that will occur at what the bible calls, “the time of the end,” meaning the end of this age. Whether by natural disasters or human manipulation, it will be the hand of God that allows this as judgment upon those who refuse to acknowledge and worship Him as the one, true God of the universe. I’m not making any predictions on when any of this will happen. I’m also not saying that every natural disaster is sent by God, is God’s will, or God’s judgment! However, since the bible has clearly prophesied specific events at the time of the end, wouldn’t it be wise to take its warnings seriously and turn to God in sincere, humble repentance for your sins, receive His forgiveness, and be saved from destruction? Anyway, I think so and I hope you do too. All you need do is believe that Jesus died for your sins, arose from the grave and ascended back to heaven, and make Him the Lord of your life. You can pray along those lines and receive Christ as your personal savior, in a church or by yourself. It doesn’t matter where you say it, I asked Jesus into my heart in the motel room of a Christian who invited me to pray with her. What matters is that you say it and MEAN it will all of your heart; if you do, God will embrace you with all of His heart. If you prayed such a prayer, the angels are rejoicing and the saints welcome you into His household! Luk 15:10  Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

The Great Day of the LORD Will Come —

Rev 6:17  For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? 

Blessed are those who prepare (purify) themselves for that day.

Rev 6:12  And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake (caused by meteor or asteroid hit?); and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 
Rev 6:13  And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 
Rev 6:14  And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 

Rev 21:1  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 
Rev 21:2  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 
Rev 21:3  And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 
Rev 21:4  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 
Rev 21:5  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.

Amen! What a blessed future have they who believe and put their hope in God alone, for all that He has said will come to pass. You may disagree, but I believe the prophecies and content of the holy bible can be trusted. 

Debra R. Stout, Nov. 6, 2018

Footnotes & Resources —-

Note that I may not agree with all of the content and opinions posted at these sites. I see them as a spring-board for further study and discussion which can lead to new ways of seeing things. There have been many speculations about what could cause a pole-shift, earth wobble, and so forth. Individuals arrive at their own conclusions based upon their review of the evidence, or lack thereof. 

[4] (Lots of info. on natural phenomena here)

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