This is the first time in over 100 years a solar eclipse has passed directly over the US and nowhere else.
The last time this happened was August 21, 1914= WW1.
Elul 1=The great American eclipse
Elul 1=King Darius was warned
Elul 1=The same day Moses went up the mountain
Elul 1=The same day Jesus went into the wilderness
Elul 1=The same day Jonah told everyone to repent
Elul=the month of repentance
Why are you counting down brother D? Wrong question. A better question is why is the Lord counting down to Yom Kippur 2017? We are being tested and tried.
What happened on the day of each blood moon on the Lord's feast days 2014-2015? On those particular days=not much (that we could see..). How about the total eclipse on 2015? Not much. How about the great American eclipse of 2017? On that day? Not much. How about after those days....yea, plenty happened. What is going to happen on the day of Yom Kippur 9/29-30/2017? Probably? Not much. How about after? The Lord does not warn unless He is fully prepared to act. Has the Lord acted? Only the blind, deaf and dumb could not see, hear and understand how this world is being shaken.
People want to be given days and hours. What's going to happen on this day or that? And that will not be given to them. They have been given the warnings and if the warnings are not heeded they need to brace for impact. What impact? Re-read the book of Revelation. Re-read the prophets who have written of our Lord's signature judgements. What are signature judgements? Judgements He uses time and again.
Ez 6:12 He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; and he that is near shall fall by the sword; and he that remaineth and is besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my fury upon them.
Rev 6:7And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. 8And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
The Spirit has impressed upon this nobody not to waste any time trying to guess days or hours. He has warned us to urge us to do what we already should have been doing day in and day out: repent, fast, pray, stay in the Word. Do whatever good your hands find to do. Be salt and light in this rotten, filthy, dark world.
If you want to know what the Lord is about to do, pick up your Bible and read the prophets and the book of Revelation. There are many things that are cued up for the future to include the secret coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, the not so secret coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and a lot of wrath and judgement on this world.
Mark 12:32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. 33Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. 34For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. 35Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: 36Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. 37And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
That is by every definition and interpretation possible, a secret coming.
How much time did the Lord set aside in His Word telling us to prepare to get kicked in the face by the tribulation? Compare that ^^ with how much time He told us to be watching and ready for His secret return. Prepare accordingly.
37And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
grace and peace