And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter. Rev. 8:11
Have you noticed that in this so called secular age, where media mentions of the Bible are reserved as the province of fanatics, how many scripture references are emerging in news reports? Perhaps none more than comet Ison.
Many discount the importance of comets because they were deluded into believing accounts of the "comet of the century", Khahoutec, which was a cover story in several magazines prior to its appearance. This comet was nowhere near what it was hyped up to be, so many people are skeptics concerning Ison. But perhaps Ison is not to be so easily dismissed? We are said to know in December, both about the comet and the effects of its extensive space debris.
It seems logical to many people to equate this phenomena with the account in Revelation chapter 8. If it turns out to match these predictions, could it not fulfill this prophecy? There is much mention of the trumpet judgements, for instance.
But this old, conservative, dispensationalist says that, just as the notes in a musical composition must be in proper sequence, so must the unfolding of prophetic events. For prophecy is more than a listing of events. It is a revealed time line concerning these events.
How boring! Can't we get into the exciting fulfillment of prophecy without the restraint of the limitation of time?
The answer is "No."
To misapply events of today to a Biblical basis has caused much derision and discredit to the church.
Could Ison cause great havoc? Certainly. We could lose electrical power, and this could devastate our nation. Its effects are hard to exaggerate. But for those who may some day be reading God's word by candle light, the rapture of the church, in Revelation 4, precedes the events, trumpets, and bowls, of later chapters--thanks be to God.