26 February 2013: There is a specific event and a sign that will occur before the Day of the Lord and it is virtually never, ever referenced in Bible prophecy articles about the 70th Week.
This sign will occur at the relative beginning of the 70th Week, concurrent with the sealing of the 144,000 of every tribe of Israel. This sign is a physical manifestation that every living soul on the earth on that day will experience. For the left behind potential gentile Tribulation Saints this sign needs to be made known to them so that when it does occur it will be an important indicator that their salvation draweth nigh also. That is the ultimate purpose of this blog item.
To contemplate what incredible yet largely ignored global dynamic forces will be withheld from occurring by angelic power should absolutely boggle your mind.
On the day as the 144,000 are being sealed the prophecy of Revelation 7:1 occurs:
"After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree."
Nowhere on planet earth will there be even the slightest breeze as the atmosphere of the entire planet will be brought to a stand still. There will be no wind pressure gradients whatsoever. The barometric pressures from the ground to the edge of space will be thoroughly equalized. Every last one of the world's ocean currents, from the surface to abyssal depths, are a driving force behind atmospheric movement and will be brought to a standstill. The Corolis force at this time will cease to exist. The climate for the entire planet will suddenly cease to exist. And the clouds in the sky, what is to become of them?
And then an angel will rise from the east and the sealing of the 144,000 will commence and so will their ministry.
This prophecy occurs immediately after the 6th Seal (Revelation 6:12-17 'Cosmic Disturbances') has been opened by Jesus, but just prior to the 7th Seal (Revelation 8 - 'Prelude to the 7 Trumpets') being opened. Check out what occurs in those Seals and one of the unique powers the Two Witnesses will possess - to stop any rain from falling. Spiritual actions by the various angels will have very consequential and direct effects on the earth, and which makes very clear that the LORD's power is being manifest all over the earth during that 70th Week.