Index to Revelation 12

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Revelation 12

"And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood
after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood"--Rev 12:15

"The Bible declares that God separated the waters below from the waters that were above (in the heavens): 'And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so' (Gen 1:6,7). This biblical statement declares that God created a large amount of water which He placed in the heavens or outer space. Does any evidence exist to prove the accuracy of this statement from the Bible? The existence of water in space seemed improbable, to say the least, to scientists until quite recently. However, further astronomical discoveries have proven conclusively that massive amounts of water do exist in space, just as the Bible claimed. Naturally, because of extreme temperatures, the waters in space are frozen into permanent ice. Recently our satellites discovered large quantities of ice in the ice caps of Mars as well as in the rings of Saturn. In addition, we now know that the huge comets that travel through our solar system are composed of massive amounts of ice.

"A massive block of ice from space collided with the earth at the beginning of this century at a point in northern Russia: 'In the morning of 30 June 1908, a fantastic explosion occurred in central Siberia...Witnesses described an enormous meteoric bolide visible in the sky for a few seconds. Other witnesses from a distance of 60 kilometers (36 miles) from the point of impact were knocked over...Seismic shocks were registered over the whole world...this event was due to the collision with the earth of a block of ice weighing 30,000 tons which...released energy equivalent to that of a thermonuclear bomb of 12 megatons.' (J. Audouzze, The Cambridge Atlas of Astronomy, [Cambridge: At the University Press, 1985], p. 219). Researchers found that this Siberian explosion was caused by a small fragment of the comet Encke that broke away during its passage through our solar system. The latest scientific research has revealed that massive amounts of ice also exist at the outer edge of our solar system. The Ort Cloud at the edge of our solar system is a vast region of space that is estimated to hold as many as a trillion large comets composed of ice and rock. Each large comet is calculated to contain as much as one trillion tons of ice. The vast amount of water in our oceans is less than a fraction of the quantities of water that exist in the 'firmament above' in the heavens as reported in the Book of Genesis. A passage in Job also refers to the ice and frost in the heavens: 'Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew? Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen. Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?' (Job 38:28-31)."

The Signature of God, Grant Jeffrey

NASA's Polar Spacecraft Confirms ...
Small Comets are Pelting Earth

A series of spectacular images produced by state-of-the-art cameras on NASA's Polar spacecraft have confirmed that Earth is being pelted by thousands of small comets each day. These never-before-seen images establish the physical reality of the house-sized "snowballs" that weigh tens of tons, break up as they approach Earth, and deposit large clouds of water vapor in the upper atmosphere.

These Earthbound comets, however, represent no threat to either people on the ground or in orbit as these objects disintegrate far above the Earth's atmosphere. "In fact," says Louis A. Frank, the University of Iowa space physicist who first proposed the existence of these small comets more than a decade ago, "this relatively gentle cosmic rain and its possible simple organic compounds may well have nurtured the development of life on our planet."

"The Polar results definitively demonstrate that there are objects entering Earth's upper atmosphere that contain a lot of water," says University of Michigan professor Thomas Donahue, one of the world's leading authorities on atmospheric science.

"Images like this show that we have a large population of objects in Earth's vicinity that have not been detected before," notes Frank.


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