According to Michio Kaku, it is the first major asteroid threat to Earth - larger than 1,000 feet across - during our era of modern technology! It has been named Apophis (after the Egyptian demon serpent god of darkness and death). Apophis will pass by Earth twice - first in 2029 below our orbiting satellites, then again on April 13, 2036 when a collision into our planet might occur! From what was described, such an event might possibly be the fulfillment of what the Lord Jesus referred to here:
There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.If that large 2036 asteroid does hit planet earth, it will definitely affect our planet's rotation as it goes around the sun! Fire storms, soot and smoke will shoot into the atmosphere, etc. and at least 500-1,000 miles will be directly affected by the collision itself, that is, IF the Asteroid Apophis hits our planet in 2036.
Men will FAINT FROM TERROR, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. (Luke 21:25,26)
I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as late figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. (Rev 6:12-14)
If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.Imagine watching God's holy angels pick people up and throw them into the lake of burning sulfur, on the basis of their names not being in the book of life. What a frightening event!
January 10, 2013 NASA Update: The Apophis Asteroid Will Miss Earth in 2036! Less than One in a Million Chance of Impact
prepare for death! That way is to unashamedly follow the Lord Jesus Christ in this wicked world (Jn. 14:6; 1 Jn. 5:12,13; etc.). Obeying the Lord Jesus (believing on Jesus) is the only way to a PARADISE this world knows nothing about. Such is also the only way to have your name written in the book of life, as mentioned in Rev. 20:15. [BTW, I personally believe that if the human powers ruling our present world knew for sure the Asteroid Apophis was going to hit us in 2029 or 2036, they would NOT tell us because that would cause a worldwide panic!]