The earth shall quake before
them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:
the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth,
and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be
darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, 13:25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven
shall be shaken.
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.
Joel, Isaiah, Mark, and Matthew warn us about the same earthly and
astronomical events we should be looking for, but they are talking about different time lines.
How could anyone measure if
the heavens were trembling or shaking?
If the sun, moon and stars all went dark in the biblical time of Joel and Isaiah,
wouldn't someone have noticed and written about it?
If any literal star fell from heaven, the earth would be demolished and there would
be no need of knowing or preparing for Christ's return.
It seems very clear to me that according to the Hebrew Bible, these New
Testament passages have to be spiritually symbolic and cannot be taken literally.
"Hold Thou the hand of this seeker who hath set his face towards Thee, O my Lord, and draw
him out of the depths of his vain imaginations, that the light of certainty may shine brightly above the horizon of his
heart in the days whereon the sun of the knowledge of Thy creatures hath been darkened through the shining of the Day Star
of Thy glory; the days whereon the moon of the world's wisdom hath been eclipsed through the appearance of Thy hidden
knowledge, and the manifestation of Thy well-guarded secret, and the revelation of Thine enshrined mystery; the days whereon
the stars of men's doings have fallen through the rising of the orb of Thy unity and the shedding of the radiance of
Thy transcendent oneness."