What is "the sign," and what are "signs?"
Luke 21:5-7 And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, He said, As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And they asked Him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?
What sign heralds the last day for the above event hasn't yet occurred?
21:22-24 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
Who is the wrath upon? Upon those "with child and that give suck," meaning those that not only fall into idolatry with the fake christ but help his vile religion. To put it another way, they take the mark of the beast in their foreheads (believe his lies so they are with child) and in their hands (give suck, nurture his deception). They fall into apostasy and are captive to Satan...that is happening now for Jerusalem is being trodden by the Gentiles and by "Jerusalem" I don't refer to the tiny speck of a city in the east.
21:25-28 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; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
What, or who are the signs? He tells us....
Isaiah 8:18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
The prophets, such as Isaiah, and some of God's children ARE the signs! They are the signs in the sun for they/we are children of the Light, we are In the Light, and the Light/Sun dwelleth In us so as He is The Light of the world, we too are the light of the world.
John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Matthew 5:12-14 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
The city...Jerusalem, the hill...mount Zion. People are His signs, not places!
Matthew 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
We are the "signs in the sun," for we dwell IN Him and He IN us....but, there are also "signs in the moon." Who are moon dwellers?
Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Psalm 74:3-4 Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary. Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.
Ensings, en-signs for signs. Ensigns can be a mark (as in the mark of Cain...which is, I believe, the first mark of the beast). Who are the enemies in the "midst of thy congregations?" Who roars as the lion, speaking words of deception "in the sanctuary?" The "ensigns," those with the mark, those false prophets, those fake "signs" are wolves in sheep's clothing. Signs IN the moon/of the night/darkness. The ensigns are those with the mark of the beast that traffic in the souls of men and where are they? In the midst of our congregations, in our sanctuaries roaring like the young lions....lies, deception delivered in so holy a manner.
11 Thessalonians 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
The working of Satan has been going on for a long time but soon, after his "working" comes much stronger deception! Signs in the moon, signs in the stars. Satan's powerful forces masquerading as children of God...lying wonders. Know them. Mark them. Understand God has given you power over them...over the scorpions, locusts, swine, wolves in sheep's clothing, false prophets, the blind leading the blind.