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Active Region 9077 on July 19, 2000 with Gas Emissions 75,000 miles High at 1 Million Degrees  

The Resurgent Sun

Signs at the Time of the End

Translation of text by the New English Bible

Commentary by Robert D. Mock MD

January 2004

Edited August 2006


Isaiah 30:25-26 - And there shall be upon every high mountain and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.  Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the Lord bindest up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound. Behold, the name of the Lord cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:”


On November 4, 2003, the Sun unleashed possibly the largest recorded solar flare in earth’s history, a mammoth recorded from an X23 to possibly an X44 super-flare. Fortunately this solar blast sending billions of tons of superheated gas was directed away from this earth and did not seriously affect this time the geo-magnetic forces around this earth or our satellites orbiting overhead. Just a minor deviation in the rotation of the earth around the sun and life on this earth would have been significantly affected.


The Massive Solar Flare eruption on November 4, 2003


Since about 1960, scientists have put the sun under rigorous astronomical observational study.  One of these studies is the observation of the solar flares in order to ‘Classify the X’ray Solar Flare’, which erupt from the surface of the sun and cascade over the entire solar system.  The quantitative symbol that gives a measurement of the magnitude of an eruption is called “X”, the x-ray brightness of the flare depicted in the electromagnetic spectrum from 1 to 8 Angstroms. 


Of the three categories C, M, and X, the largest are the X-class flares that are big enough to trigger huge radiation storms and the beautiful aurora borealis that can be seen all the way to Texas and Florida. They are also big enough to trigger entire planetary radio black-outs. 


Scientists were sobered in July 14, 2000, on the millennial Independence Day in France called “Bastille Day” when an X6 solar storm slammed into the United States.  An immense coronal ejection plasma jet left the sun at 2.7 million degree Fahrenheit and moved from the sun to this planet in 31 hours at 4 million miles per hour.  For nine hours, a G5 geo-magnetic storm pounded America, the largest classification of solar storms on record.


Intense Geo-magnetic Storm over America on Bastille Day July 13, 2000.


This flare on November 4, 2003, surpassed the largest recorded flares on August 16, 1989 and April 2, 2001.   These were recorded as an X20 flare making sunspot region 486 as the most active solar region in astronomical observational history.

The greatest solar storm on record occurred 144 years ago early in September 1859, when telegraph wires began to short and explode in America and Europe starting wildfires across the land as the planets magnetic field defenses were overwhelmed. Spectacular auroras were seen as far south as Hawaii and Rome.  Whereas the space storm impact in March, 1989 was measured at -589 nT (nano-Teslas) Paul Brekke, SOHO deputy project scientist estimated the 1859 solar blast at a -1,760 nT or about three times more powerful than the X15 1989 solar storm that cut all power to the entire Canadian province of Quebec.  This was the “perfect solar storm” with an estimated X45.

The November 4 solar flare was so powerful that it saturated the X’ray detector about the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s GOES satellite for eleven minutes so a full analysis could not be done. Space Environment Center is calling this flare an X20+.  Craig DeForest, a solar physicist at Southwest Research Institute estimates that this recorded solar flare strength would be about a conservative X40.  Even though it was not directed at the earth, an R5 Radio Blackout at many wavelengths as the initial radiation of the storm arrived only minutes after the eruption. This was called an “extreme event” by Bill Murtagh at the National Weather Service when he said, “They don’t get much bigger than this.”  

We might have to suggest that the Lord of hosts is being merciful to us at this moment. Whereas sunspot 486, whose area on the sun is fifteen times larger than our earth, has emitted seven major flares in October and November with two in the top four, the largest flare which could have been the ‘Mother of all Flares’ was not facing the earth.

Yet the question needs to be asked, “Is anyone noticing?  Do believers in the coming of the messiah see any prophetic significance concerning these aberrancies or “signs in the heavens’?

Look at the record setting data that is recorded next.


Record-setting Solar Flares


Flares during the year 2003, all from giant sunspot 486, are marked in red. This list is based in part on "Large Solar Flares Since 1976" compiled by IPS Radio & Space Services.


Ranking Day/Month/Year X-Ray Class


  0        09/18/59          est.X45-50 Telegraph Failure in America & Europe


  1             04/11/03              X28 to X40++ Ejected Jet away from this Earth

  2             02/04/01              X20.0

  2             16/08/89              X20.0

  3             28/10/03              X17.2

  4             06/03/89              X15.0   Power Grid Failure in Quebec, Canada

  4             11/07/78              X15.0

  5             15/04/01              X14.4

  6             24/04/84              X13.0

  6             19/10/89              X13.0

  7             15/12/82              X12.9

  8             06/06/82              X12.0

  8             01/06/91              X12.0

  8             04/06/91              X12.0

  8             06/06/91              X12.0

  8             11/06/91              X12.0

  8             15/06/91              X12.0

  9             17/12/82              X10.1

  9             20/05/84              X10.1

  10            29/10/03              X10    

  10            25/01/91              X10.0

  10            09/06/91              X10.0

  11            09/07/82              X 9.8

  11            29/09/89              X 9.8

  12            22/03/91              X 9.4

  12            06/11/97              X 9.4

  13            24/05/90              X 9.3

  14            06/11/80              X 9.0

  14            02/11/92              X 9.0


Scientists from the University of Oulu in Finland and the Max Planck Institute of Aeronomy in Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany discovered that since 1940s, there have more sunspots than in the last 1150 years. For students of prophecy, we also know that this is the same era as the holocaust of the Jewish people and the return of the House of Judah to Israel in May 10, 1948.  Since the invention of the telescope in the early 17th century, sunspots have been observed and recorded.  But how to you collect sunspot data prior to that era of enlightenment? 


Using ice core readings from Greenland and the Antarctica measuring by a depletion in the concentration of beryllium-10 absorbed from the atmosphere during solar flares resulting from sunspots, scientist have now been able to accumulate data back to about 850 CE.  This data depicts an emergent sun throwing temper tantrums with sun spot eruptions from the huge and fierce magnetic storms in the interior of the sun. It was Mike Lockwood from UK’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford who stated, “We are living with a very unusual sun at the moment.”


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Analyzing this data we must ask the following questions?  Did the frequency peaks in the solar flares at the end of the 18th century have any co-relations with the French Revolution in 1798, the fall of the Roman Catholic Church and the American Independence on July 4, 1796?  Did the second peak in frequency of flares have any bearing in the Great Awakening and the rise of Zionism in the 1830s to 1840s?


One modern debate that is beginning to emerge is the result of these solar flares to the controversy of global warming.  With Russia threatening not to sign the Kyoto Accord and the United States also a non-participant, it does reopen the debate on what is the true cause of the temperature rise over the past century.  Is this the result of man’s negligence in environmental stewardship or is it the result in an ‘Act of God’ in the progressive intensity of our suns activity?

TRACE close-up view of solar flare 

Whenever this earth absorbs the massive thrusts of solar electrical energy, it increased the internal dynamo engine in the center of the earth’s core.  The solar energy impacts also activate the magma convection currents rising from the inferno in the molten core.  These magma currents will create bulging and upwelling in the upper mantle of the earth’s crust.  At the extreme depths of the trenches and basin of the oceans the waters become warmer.  Is this a cause of El Nino and La Nina?  Is this a cause of the massive weather changes that are occurring during the current peak of solar cycle 23? 



A Mega X-1 Flare Recorded on Friday, September 5, 2005 as seen by the Transition Region and Coronal Explorer (TRACE) Spacecraft


Did the Lord of hosts, now presenting Himself as the “Word made flesh” in the historical Jewish rabbi, Yahshua ben Joseph know of these solar cycles and teach his disciples of the divine Plan of Salvation was determined in the councils of heaven before the creation of this earth?  Is this one reason why the signs in the sun were mentioned as one of the major signs that were to be a precursor for the arrival of the Son of Man in the clouds of glory? 


What is known is that the sun has an eleven year cycle that has been recorded for over one hundred forty years.  The current solar cycle 23 peaked in 2001-2002 and is heading downward towards its solar activity point in 2006-2007.  The next solar cycle 24 will then peak in 2012-2012.  What is even more problematic, cycle 23 which is in the declining phase of the cycle has not only had a rare double peak of activity but this more recent upsurge in sunspot region 486 may be a unique and unheard of triple peak.


These dates may be critical in future prophetic analysis of an era of peace with a consolidation of power of the Antichrist and the One World Order, the restoration of the House of Joseph/Ephraim to the Shomron, Gilead and Basham areas and the rise of the final tension and crisis as all the world will finally oppose Israel and Jerusalem in the final days of this era. 


Let us now revisit the text above which according to Isaiah the catastrophic prophet states,


Isaiah - “the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the Lord bindest up the breach of his people”.  


Can we even image a day in which the nighttime will be as bright and hot as a mid-summer day?  Can we even image a day in our near future in which the intensity of the sun will be sun times brighter and warmer and the catastrophic effect this will have on this earth?  Yet according to this prophecy, this event will occur in the “day that the Lord bindest up the breach of his people”. 


The Tangled Web of the Post Flare Loop


For those prophecy scholars who believe only in conditional prophecies and that the divorce of God (HaShem) with his wife, Israel, was final and irrevocable may want to reconsider again.  The cycles of casting away and exile are also followed by reformation and restoration.  The literal House of Judah and the House of Israel will be restored and this will be a major sign of the time of the end. To disbelieve in this a scholar has to discount the testimony of about every prophet in the Old Testament.  God’s chosen people, the House of Judah and the House of Israel/Joseph/Ephraim, will be thrust again into center state of that Great Drama between Christ and Satan. If you want to see how the Lord of hosts will intervene in international politics and religion to protect the “apple (pupil) of His eye” watch the nation of Israel!


Part One - Lunar and Solar Eclipse

Part Two - The Resurgent Sun

Part Three - The Internal Dynamo Engine in the Center of the Earth


Message from BibleSearchers


BibleSearchers scans the world for information that has relevance on the time of the end.  It is our prayer that this will allow the believers in the Almighty One of Israel to “watch and be ready”.  Our readiness has nothing to do trying to halt the progression of evil on our planet earth.  In our readiness, we seek to be prepared for the coming of the Messiah of Israel so that goodness and evil will be manifested in its fullest.  Our preparation is a pathway of spiritual readiness for a world of peace.  Our defender is the Lord of hosts. The time of the end suggests that the Eternal One of Israel’s intent is to close out this chapter of earth’s history so that the perpetrators of evil, those that seek power, greed and control, will be eliminated from this planet earth.  The wars of the heavens are being played out on this planet earth and humans will live through it to testify of the might, power, justice and the love of the God of Israel.  In a world of corruption and disinformation, we cannot always know what the historical truth is and who is promoting evil or mis-information.  We cannot guarantee our sources but we will always seek to portray trends that can be validated in the Torah and the testimony of the prophets of the Old and the New Testament.



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