Comet ISON visible: Going brighter or going to break up?

Comet ISON (ESA/Hubble Telescope Photo)


Comet ISON is visible to the unaided human in the night sky.  While I have not seen it yet (suspect the full moon phase has been a factor), I recently spoke with someone who has seen it.

While scientists have calculated that it will become quite bright in the next week, some are wondering if it may break up before it get too spectacular:

ISON will reach its closest point of approach to the Sun on the 28th of November, assuming that increasing heat hasn’t already caused it to come to bits by then. If it does manage to hold together, it could become visible to the naked eye in dawn skies in December as gas jetting from its nucleus – more accustomed to the frosty ambience of the Oort cloud than conditions well inside the orbit of Mercury – illuminates the night sky. It may be the greatest comet in a hundred years, or another disappointment: nobody yet knows.

Recently, boffins have become increasingly concerned that ISON might not even make its rendezvous with the Sun, as there have been signs that its nucleus could have broken up already.

Some have suggested that ISON is, or may be related, to the prophesied Wormwood of Revelation 8:

When is a comet not just a comet, but a divine warning sign like Jesus spoke of coming in the end times? If you do not know how to answer that, Comet “ISON” may test you with fear and in 2013. Doomsday watchers are already predicting that Comet ISON is Planet X, Nibiru, Wormwood, or a gravitational earthquake/deep impact threat. Alternatively, some predict it will make a spectacular daytime visible sign in the sky one month before Christ’s return (yes, on Christmas, 2013). viewed 11/07/13What do you think of when you hear the word Nibiru or one of its other names like; Planet X, Wormwood, Hercolubus, Nemesis, Tyche, Marduk, Great Red Dragon, Black Sun, Destroyer, Doom shape, Dark Star, Dark Companion, Dark Twin? Some think farce, some think pole shift and hiding underground, I think rapture…So assuming Nibiru exists let’s consider the question from a Biblical perspective; when will Nibiru arrive? Answer; after the Sixth Seal is opened, which is when the rapture occurs. When might the rapture occur? Based on the assumption that the Second Coming will be in 2016 and the 70th week began in 2009 then I would expect the rapture to occur 2013 to 2015.

The truth is that it is NOT possible for Jesus to return next month or for the world to end in 2013 or 2014 or 2015.

One idea that has intrigued those about a possible connection between Comet ISON and the biblical Wormwood is related to the names of its two discoverers:

I decided to look up the meaning of the names of the two Russians who discovered ISON: Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok. The name of the first astronomer, Vitali, means life. His last name, Nevski, is an offshoot of Neva, which is a river in Russia and means “sea” or “water”. Therefore, the name of the first guy breaks down into “Vital or Living Waters”. In Latin, the meaning of Neva is radiance or brightness. In this case his name would mean “alive with radiant brightness”. Scientists are interested in ISON due to a study in how icy comets seed life throughout the universe. Without water there is no life.

The name of the second astronomer is where it gets ominous. The name Artyom originates from ARTEMISIOS and means WORMWOOD (a bitter herb). The name of one of the Russian discoverers of this 3 to 4 mile wide comet with a 200,000 mile tail translates to WORMWOOD.

Since the biblical Wormwood affects fresh water, some wonder if this could be an indication that Comet ISON is the biblical Wormwood.

There is no possible way that ISON is the biblically prophesied Wormwood.  Wormwood does not fall from heaven until after the third trumpet is blown which happens after the opening of the seventh seal.  Since it will not be until at least 2017 that the fifth seal of Revelation will be opened, Comet ISON cannot possibly be the prophesied Wormwood.

However, some, ignoring what the Bible teaches, claim that Comet ISON is a sign that Jesus will return next month (which will not happen) or that all human life will be gone from Planet Earth by the end of January 2014 because Comet ISON allegedly is not a comet but Planet Niburu.

Comet ISON is not going to destroy all life from the earth.

That being said, the end will come and civilization faces more risks than most people realize.

Some articles that might be of assistance in understanding end-time events may include:

Wormwood and Planet Nibiru Is Comet ISON really Planet X? Will the Earth be devastated by this in 2014? Here is a related YouTube video Could Comet ISON be Wormwood of Bible Prophecy?
Blood Moons and Prophecy There are four ‘blood moons’ expected in 2014 and 2015. Do they signal the Day of the Lord or the return of Jesus Christ? A related YouTube video is also available: Blood Moons, Prophecy, 2014, and 2015.
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2013 or 2014? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What is the “beginning of sorrows”? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?
Blood Moons and Prophecy There are four ‘blood moons’ expected in 2014 and 2015. Do they signal the Day of the Lord or the return of Jesus Christ? A related YouTube video is also available: Blood Moons, Prophecy, 2014, and 2015.

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