All these events are the beginning of birth pains.
"I watched, then, because of the sound of the arrogant words the horn was speaking. As I continued watching, the beast was killed and its body destroyed and given over to the burning fire.
As for the rest of the beasts, their authority to rule was removed, but an extension of life was granted to them for a certain period of time.
"But in those days, after that tribulation: The sun will be darkened, and the moon will not shed its light;
the stars will be falling from the sky, and the celestial powers will be shaken.
Indeed, the stars of the sky and its constellations will not give their light. The sun will be dark when it rises, and the moon will not shine.
The moon will be put to shame and the sun disgraced, because the LORD of Hosts will reign as king on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, and He will [display His] glory in the presence of His elders.
I looked at the earth, and it was formless and empty. [I looked] to the heavens, and their light was gone.
I looked at the mountains, and they were quaking; all the hills shook.
I looked, and no man was left; all the birds of the sky had fled.
I looked, and the fertile field was a wilderness. All its cities were torn down because of the LORD and His burning anger.
For this is what the LORD says: The whole land will be a desolation, but I will not finish it off.
Because of this, the earth will mourn; the skies above will grow dark. I have spoken; I have planned, and I will not relent or turn back from it.
When I snuff you out, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars. I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light.
I will darken all the shining lights in the heavens over you, and will bring darkness on your land. [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
The earth quakes before them; the sky shakes. The sun and moon grow dark, and the stars cease their shining.
I will display wonders in the heavens and on the earth: blood, fire, and columns of smoke.
The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the great and awe-inspiring Day of the LORD comes.
The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars will cease their shining.
Won't the Day of the LORD be darkness rather than light, even gloom without any brightness in it?
And in that day-- [this is] the declaration of the Lord God-- I will make the sun go down at noon; I will darken the land in the daytime.
The great Day of the LORD is near, near and rapidly approaching. Listen, the Day of the LORD-- there the warrior's cry is bitter.
That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of destruction and desolation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness,
"Then there will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars; and there will be anguish on the earth among nations bewildered by the roaring sea and waves.
People will faint from fear and expectation of the things that are coming on the world, because the celestial powers will be shaken.
I will display wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below: blood and fire and a cloud of smoke.
The sun will be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and remarkable day of the Lord comes;
Then I saw Him open the sixth seal. A violent earthquake occurred; the sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair; the entire moon became like blood;
the stars of heaven fell to the earth as a fig tree drops its unripe figs when shaken by a high wind;
the sky separated like a scroll being rolled up; and every mountain and island was moved from its place.
Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the military commanders, the rich, the powerful, and every slave and free person hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains.
And they said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb,
because the great day of Their wrath has come! And who is able to stand?"
But the Day of the Lord will come like a thief; on that [day] the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, the elements will burn and be dissolved, and the earth and the works on it will be disclosed.