While many people were road-tripping to see the Great Solar Eclipse (GSE) of 2017, I was in my prayer closet trying to discern its prophetic significance. In Genesis 1:14 God said the sun, moon and stars would serve as signs to mankind. Jesus also noted that these heavenly bodies would point to the end times.
With the Blood Moons of 2014-2015 I learned that Jewish scholars cited lunar eclipses as warnings for Israel. But solar eclipses were warnings for the Gentile nations. Although I heard much discussion about the possible prophetic meaning of the blood moons, I heard little regarding the upcoming GSE. If this eclipse was a harbinger of judgment, I wanted to learn more about it.
With this in mind, I took a closer look at the eclipse map of the U.S. A black line running from northwest to southeast marked the eclipse “totality” zone. This was where the sun would be 100% blacked-out. I was intrigued that the diagonal “totality” line cut right through the center of the country. The word divided came to mind. America has had many controversies: black versus white, gay versus straight, old versus young, rich versus poor, men versus women, pro-life vs pro-choice, Republican vs Democrat.
The conflicts seemed endless and were growing more violent. But of all the pain-points in our nation, I felt that racial tensions were especially troubling. News reports of police brutality and “black lives matter” abounded. Was the recent eclipse a warning from God to end racism once and for all? Although slavery had been dismantled there were still bitter roots on both sides of the issue going way back.
In 1858 Abraham Lincoln, a Kentucky native, first addressed the fissure by saying, “’A house divided against itself cannot stand.’ I believe this government cannot endure permanently, half slave and half free.” This pre-Civil War quote is hauntingly prophetic in light of my eclipse findings.
The town of Hopkinsville, Kentucky - located in Christian county - was the single point of “greatest eclipse” (GE) totality. This is an important fact when we consider Kentucky’s role during the Civil War. Christian county was the birthplace of Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederate States of America! He was the leader of the pro-slavery, secession-minded Southern rebels. How interesting that the two men holding opposing presidential posts during the Civil War, were both born in Kentucky.
Author Garry E. Adelman aptly describes Kentucky’s conundrum: “Torn geographically, ideologically, economically, politically and militarily between North and South, Kentucky was the physical embodiment of the Civil War era’s ‘brother against brother’ strife.” Adelman also quoted a Library of Congress document to further his point, “Situated between three slave states and three free; …Kentucky was where North and South converged… But when those two philosophies collided over slavery in 1860, the impact shook Kentucky to its core.” God was pointing to our nation’s darkest moment in history when He chose Western Kentucky as “ground zero” for the darkest point of the recent solar eclipse.
The Kentucky synchronicity was shocking enough, but the correlations get even better. The place where the eclipse began was Lincoln City, Oregon, located in Lincoln County. This city and county were named after President Abraham Lincoln - the very man who began efforts to abolish slavery. How unusual that his name comes into play twice for that one spot on the map. Repetition is God’s way of bringing emphasis to His message.
The synchronicities didn’t stop there either. The place where the eclipse ended was Charleston South Carolina. This was considered the “capital city” for slave trading. Beginnings and endings… these two extremes of the eclipse’s line of “totality” provided astounding clues for the root of our nation’s disunity. It was becoming clear that God wanted this resolved.
To emphasize this point, Hurricane Harvey arrived five days later. This was followed by Irma and then Maria. The Washington Post reported that the U.S. has never been hit by three storms this strong in the same season. All three storm systems were on the weather map at the same time. All of them originated from Africa’s West Coast and plowed through the Caribbean. It’s interesting to note that the rise of sugar plantations on these islands gave birth to the slave trade – which originated by exporting natives from Africa’s West Coast. Were these hurricanes the judgement foretold by the eclipse?
It’s no coincidence that Harvey first made landfall at Corpus Christi, which means “Body of Christ.” That’s another name for the Church. I found the following quote from the Corpus Christi Caller Times very telling: “Emergency coordinators have said for years that complacency could be monumentally dangerous for Corpus Christi, describing residents’ response to storm warnings as apathy.” Is God alerting the Church (the Body of Christ) of our need to wake up and bridge the racial divide? From slavery to segregation and reverse discrimination; we are all probably guilty of some level of complicity and complacency. There are two simple actions we can take to remedying this conflict: repent and forgive. I discuss this at length in my book, Calling Forth the Bride of Christ.
Let me explain what I am talking about. My maternal bloodline hails from central Kentucky. There’s a high probability that my ancestors harmed African Americans. For that I have repented. Conversely, it’s also possible that African Americans have harmed my ancestors. For that I have forgiven. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of these spiritual exercises in breaking the enemy’s hold over our family trees and our nation.
Amidst the hurricane devastation, I noticed how fellow Americans banded together. It didn’t matter their color, creed or political persuasion. What the enemy intended for evil God used for good. Instead of deepening the divide, the storms brought people together. Let’s keep the momentum going and carry this spirit of unity from coast to coast. We have seven years to get this done before another eclipse cuts a diagonal from north east to south west in 2024. When combined, the 2017 and 2024 “totality” lines form an “x” over our country.
We have been marked. Let it be for greatness and not destruction. Because seven is the Biblical number for “completion” I sense that the U.S. may not get another chance.
"But He [Jesus] knowing their thoughts, said to them: "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand." (Matthew 12:25)
My dear prophetic friend, Hermie, sent this video link to me. It is a New Year (2018) prophecy from Kent Christmas. The entire message is 35 minutes but in the last five to fifteen minutes Kent addresses the racism in the church. You will want to watch this!
Hermie also reminded me of the amazing story of Matt Lockett and Will Ford that dovetails with my message above. You can read all about it at the link below.
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