There’s a video going around by Jim Staley titled “The 2024 Solar Eclipse and INSANE Prophecy Events Are Coming!” Here’s the description: 

This solar eclipse could be THE SOLAR ECLIPSE that unleashes one of the seals of Revelation. I wasn’t a believer at first, but after hundreds of hours of research, I am literally in awe of all the “coincidences.” DO NOT miss this, whatever you do! Along with dozens of INCREDIBLE CONNECTIONS and patterns, I will also be revealing a MAJOR PROPHETIC CONNECTION of how the eclipses of 2017 and 2024 tell us EXACTLY where the Gog/Magog war will start and WHEN the temple sacrifices will begin. When this happens, it will start the time clock for the revealing of the Antichrist! I have truly been in shock as to the mathematical impossibility of all the events that I will be showing you, all happening at the same time! I will be detailing the prophetic implications of how the last 4 sets of blood-red tetrads that land on biblical holidays coincide with world-changing events and how they have set the stage for this monumental “X-marks-the-spot” moment on April 8, 2024. If you’re like me, your heart will be pounding at the end of this video. It’s time for the Church to WAKE UP and start returning to doing Bible things in Bible ways before it’s too late! If there was EVER a time to pay attention, the time is NOW.

We’re back to the boy who cried wolf. How many times have we heard claims like this? We don’t have to go back very far to find examples of supposed prophetic signs that were said to be the prelude to the end. How many times have we heard that earthquakes are signs of the times?

The Bible predicts a number of earth-shattering events prior to the return of Christ—the time spoken of in the Bible as “the time of the end” (Daniel 11:35, 40). Worsening natural disasters are looming on the horizon. As we will see, there is a strong link between these disasters and God’s warnings for people to repent of their sins.

The fact is, earthquakes have been a part of Earth’s history for millennia, and so have solar eclipses, even in the United States.

Staley begins by telling his viewers that he has dedicated his life “looking into the Hebraic roots of the Christian faith in an effort to do Bible things in Bible ways. He goes on to tell his viewers, “[T]he calendar that God uses is not the same calendar that we use today…. Try to understand prophecy without His calendar and you’ll no doubt find yourself stabbing in the dark like a blind man or Worse Left Behind altogether.”

Left Behind: Separating Fact from Fiction

Left Behind: Separating Fact from Fiction

In Left Behind: Separating Fact From Fiction, Gary DeMar takes a critical look at the theology behind this popular fiction series and challenges readers to consider a different interpretation. With confidence based on years of biblical study, DeMar carefully examines eleven major components of the pre-tribulation rapture theology and offers clear, convincing alternatives to the interpretations of Bible prophecy presented in Left Behind.

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What does any of this have to do with another reoccurring solar eclipse? Nothing. Various types of prophecy speculation are based on a faulty reading of the New Testament. Much of it has to do with claims that God is going to deal with Israel one more time in a future Great Tribulation. See my article “Eclipses, ‘Blood Moons,’ and Pre-Trib Anxiety.” The many types and shadows that pointed to Jesus were fulfilled in Jesus. Those types and shadows have passed away.

Every feast day has been completed in the same way that every sacrificial requirement has been fulfilled in Jesus. The book of Hebrews is the centerpiece of the fulfillment of redemptive history. When Jesus said, “It is finished,” He meant, “It is finished” (John 19:28-30). Then there are these statements by Jesus:

• “And Jesus said to them, ‘You foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to come into His glory?’ Then beginning with Moses and with all the Prophets, He explained to them the things written about Himself in all the Scriptures” (24:25-27).

• “Now Jesus said to them, ‘These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all the things that are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.’ Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and He said to them, ‘So it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem” (Luke 24:44-47).

Let’s look at some of the details of the fulfillment of what was prophesied in the Old Testament, never forgetting what Jesus said to the religious leaders of His day: “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad” (John 8:56). Kim Burgess repeatedly makes all of this clear in Volume One of his book The Hope of Israel and the Nations.

The Hope of Israel and the Nations

The Hope of Israel and the Nations

The reader and student of the Bible must first understand the content of the New Testament writings in terms of how those in the first century would have understood it. The New Testament is written against the background of the Old Testament. The shadows of the Old were fulfilled in the reality of the New. All the rituals and ceremonies were fulfilled in Jesus. The same is true of the temple, land, blood sacrifices, the nature of redemption, the resurrection of the dead, the breaking down of the dividing wall dividing Jews and Gentiles, and so much more. The New Testament's emphasis is on the finished work of Jesus and its application, not only to that Apostolic generation but to the world today.

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Jesus is the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29). This declaration occurred at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry and was fulfilled at the cross. The book of Revelation figures prominently with this truth (Rev. 5:6, 8; 14:1).

Jesus is the temple. “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up” (John 2:19). Jesus’ body is the temple (2:21). “So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken” (John 2:22). There would no longer be a reason for a man-made temple and earthly tabernacle since Jesus had become flesh and “tabernacled” among them (Matt. 24:1-3; John 1:14).

Jesus is the High Priest. “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore, let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Heb. 4:14-16; also 8:6-7, 13; 9:12, 24-26). 

What about the biblical feasts? 


• Pointed to Jesus as the Passover lamb (1 Cor. 5:7) whose blood would be shed for our sins. Jesus was crucified during the time Passover was observed (Mark 14:12).

• Jesus is a “lamb without blemish or defect” (1 Peter 1:19) because His life was completely free from sin (Hebrews 4:15). 

The Festival of Unleavened Bread

• Happens after the Passover lamb is sacrificed. Jesus is the unleavened bread in contrast to the leaven of the Pharisees (Matt. 16:6), the leaven of the Sadducees (Matt. 16:6), and the leaven of Herod (Mark 8:15).

• There is no way all the leaven can be removed. Only Jesus can do that. 

First Fruits

• “But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep” (1 Cor. 15:20).

• “But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming” (1 Cor. 15:23).

• “In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures” (James 1:18).

• “These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they have kept themselves chaste. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb” (Rev. 14:4). 


• Occurred fifty days (Pentecost: Acts 2:1) after the beginning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread and pointed to the great harvest of souls and the gift of the Holy Spirit for Jews and Gentiles.

• “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a noise like a violent rushing wind came from heaven, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And tongues like fire appeared to them, distributing themselves, and a tongue rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with different tongues, as the Spirit was giving them the ability to speak out (Acts 2:1-4).


• “It will come about also in that day that a great trumpet will be blown, and those who were perishing in the land of Assyria and who were scattered in the land of Egypt will come and worship the Lord in the holy mountain at Jerusalem (Isa. 27:13).

• “And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other” (Matt. 24:31). This happened before that Apostolic generation passed away (24:34).

• The gathering began with the gathering of Jews who were gathered from “every nation under heaven (Acts 2:5) and would include the nations.

Day of Atonement

• Yom=Day + Kipper=Atonement was a shadow of the coming work of Christ.

• The word “atonement” does not appear in the NT. Prior to Jesus, the “way into the holy places [was] not yet opened” (Heb. 9:8). With the advent of Christ, however, the way through the veil into the Most Holy Place has been opened (Heb. 9:11-12).”

• The veil of the temple curtain was “torn in two, from top to bottom” (Matt. 27:50-51).

• “But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things having come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made by hands, that is, not of this creation; and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all time, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled, sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh,  how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (Heb. 9:11-14).

The types and shadows of the Old Covenant are no more. 

For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never, by the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, make perfect those who draw near. Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have had consciousness of sins? But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year by year. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins (Heb. 10:1-4).

The New Testament is filled with the fulfillment of all the types and shadows: “Therefore, no one is to act as your judge in regard to food and drink, or in respect to a festival or a new moon, or a Sabbath day—things which are a shadow of what is to comebut the substance belongs to Christ” (Col. 2:16-17). The same is true of eclipses and any other stellar or earthly phenomena.