Doesn’t the Sun Stay Black after the Sixth Seal?

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Revelation 6:12 says, “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became (future tense) black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.” It says that the sun is becoming black.  It doesn’t become black immediately. If it became black immediately, there would be no existence of life on the Earth because we live by the light of the sun. It will start the process. If the sun loses more than 50% of its hydrogen, it starts to burn up, which would make it turn towards the color black.

The end of the verse says that the moon became as blood. The moon reflects the light of the sun. When the sun sets and drops almost out of sight and the moon is already coming up, sometimes the moon is almost blood red. The reflection of the sun is very beautiful to see.  This is the process.

This is future tense, occurring in the first half of the Tribulation Period with the seal judgments and the beginning of the time when the sun will become black.

 Revelation 8:12, “And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so, as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.”  It says in this verse that the sun is still shining. Put all of the verses together rather than coming to a conclusion on just one verse. It is still shining and will shine less during the day because a third of the sun is going to be basically destroyed.  That is the process of losing hydrogen. It is called a supernova. In Revelation 16 the sun is so hot that it scorches man so that he blasphemes God. He is in mortal pain, but he does not turn to the Lord.

Jimmy DeYoung was a prophecy teacher and journalist who travelled the country and the world educating the Body of Christ of the future events foretold in God’s prophetic Word. His goal was to equip Christians with the knowledge and understanding of what God’s Word says will happen someday soon, so that they can make better decisions today. Dr. DeYoung went home to be with his Savior on August 15, 2021.

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