What other event is mentioned under this seal?
"And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of
a mighty wind." Verse 13.
NOTES - This was fulfilled in the wonderful meteoric shower of November 13, 1833. Describing
the scene in the vicinity of Niagara Falls, one writer says: "No spectacle so terribly grand and sublime was
ever before beheld by man as that of the firmament descending in fiery torrents over the dark and roaring
cataract."--"Our First Century," Page 330; also The American Cyclopedia, edition 1881, article "Meteor."
See readings just referred to.
A contributor, writing for the Journal of Commerce of November 14, 1833, in regard to the falling
stars of November 13, 1833, said: "Were I to hunt through nature for a simile, I could not find one so apt to
illustrate the appearance of the heavens as that which St. John uses in the prophecy. The falling stars did
not come as if from several trees shaken, but as from one; those which appeared in the east, fell toward the
east; those which appeared in the west, fell toward the west; and those which appeared in the south, fell
toward the south. And they fell not as the ripe fruit falls-far from it-but they flew, they were cast, like the
unripe fruit which at first refuses to leave the branch; and when, under a violent pressure, it does break its
hold, it flies swiftly, straight off, descending; and in the multitude falling, some cross the track of others, as
they are thrown with more or less force; but each one falls on its own side of the tree." See pages 19, 20.
In what other statement is the same truth emphasized?
How are those described who accept this message?
Following one of His parables, what did Christ say?
To whom has execution of judgment been committed?
By what are all men to be finally judged?
9. In what statement to the woman at Jacob's well did Jesus intimate that the ceremonial system of worship would be abolished?
How does Isaiah speak of the wicked at this time?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle