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"And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring" -Luke 21:25

I am not sure I can remember a time when the prophetic passage above was so clear. This is how I break it down:

The above quote from the Lord Jesus Christ was given in answer to a question by some of Jesus' disciples regarding the end of the age.  Christ gives several "signs" regarding that time. He gave them, so that we would we watching.  In Matthew 16:2-3 he rebuffed the Pharisees for not "discerning the signs of the times", namely,His first coming that the Old Testament predicted, so let us not make that mistake regarding His Second Coming. 

1.  Signs in the sun -  Scientists are not the only ones talking today about solar flares.  Governments are trying to protect electronics on earth from these events, which have the capacity (and have done so in limited amounts) to do extensive damage to electronic devices, even the entire power grid. A cursory "google" search on the subject will find ample discussion on this modern "hot" topic. For instance, according to "Solar physicists agree that the Sun has been acting strangely of late.  At, speaking of a strange occurrence, actual missing sunspots "'This is solar behaviour we haven't seen in living memory', says David Hathaway, a physicist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama."

2.  And in the moon The first thing with this prophetic sign that jumps out, at least at me, is that for the first time in human history, we traveled and landed there in 1969.  
There were 6 other unmanned landings on the moon, and several orbits around the moon.  Not just America, but Russia has had hard landings on the moon twice and India in 2008 performed a "controlled crash" onto the face of the moon for reasons we need not explore right now. The interest with moon landings is still news today. In 2012 China stated that they were going to put an unmanned vehicle on the moon this year.  Not sure what happened to that plan, but unless they are planning a Christmas launch, they better hurry.
If this isn't enough for you regarding the moon or the sun, then you might want to take a look at the upcoming and exceedingly rare 4 blood moons (lunar eclipses) that will be occurring within short span of time in 2014 and 2015. From signs of the blood moon:

Blood Moons are when the moon appears red due to lunar eclipses. They occur when the earth is positioned between the sun and the moon (see top part of image below). The Earth's shadow blocks the sun’s light, which would normally reflect off the moon. The delicate layer of dusty air surrounding our planet reddens and redirects the light of the sun, filling the dark behind the Earth with a sunset-red glow. This is in contrast to a solar eclipse where the moon is positioned between the earth and the sun causing darkness (see bottom part of image below).
Blood Moon lunar eclipses have happened continuously throughout history, but a Blood Moon Tetrad is when 4 consecutive total lunar eclipses occur on a Jewish Holy Feast day. There have only been 7 Blood Moon Tetrads between Jesus Christ's first coming and 2013, and every time they happened it has been proven that there was some significant event which impacted upon the Jewish people within a year of the first or last eclipse of the tetrad.
The only time during this Millennium (2000 AD - 3000 AD) that a Blood Moon Tetrad will take place is the year 2014-2015. A growing group of researchers believe something significant is going to happen in 2014 and 2015 which will involve Israel and the world. This has set off a chain reaction of debate and discussion about this event.

3. And in the stars - If you stop and think about it, the stars are constantly in the news, from Hale Bopp Comet, to Comet Elenin, Nibiru, Brown Dwarf Star, Wormwood, Planet X, and of course constant sighting of UFO's among the stars. 

4.  And upon the earth, distress of nations, with perplexity - Since you are on this page reading this, I don't think I have to give any evidence for this. You are living it and so many of us are perplexed ( defined Webster:1: filled with uncertainty :  puzzled 2:  full of difficulty)by the actions of governments and people around us.  This isn't just an American phenomenon.  There was distress among the nations with perplexity- because of "wars and rumors of wars" since at least WWI, but it has only gotten worse, and I would suggest, much worse.

5.  The seas and the waves roaring - I think that the Philippines would attest to this. I think Indonesia would attest to this.  I think New Orleans would attest to this.  Living here in Florida, it is easy to recall surviving Hurricane Andrew in 1992, but I will also never forget the 4 hurricanes that hit Florida, on 4 consecutive weekends.  Crazy. 

A few last comments-   The verse we are discussing here is referencing the prophesied 7 year tribulation. I do not believe we are in the tribulation period. But I believe we have just barely begun to hear the approaching hooves of the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse.  I think we must be seeing the signs that are leading up to the tribulation that Christ spoke of when He said, "All these are the beginning of sorrows" (24:28).  
I also wanted to remind the reader who may be new to prophecy, to Christianity or not yet a believer at all, that these are not nearly all of the signs that either Christ directly spoke about nor nearly all the signs that the bible generally predicted concerning the last days.

"What I say to one, I say to all; watch." -Mark 13:37

"Behold, I have told you before."  -Matthew 24:25

Jason A