Signs to Behold - Blood Moons

     Last week I shared some thoughts on the Days of Noah and how I see a progression in timing – a timing that runs from 1661 through 1901 into 2021.  Last week, I had already intended to follow it up this week with a look at the Blood Moon phenomenon as I had done an earlier teaching on it back in September 2014.  Then this past weekend I saw that a one night showing of ‘Four Blood Moons’ was released to various theaters across the country on March 23rd.  (This is an interesting timing and I will share why at a later date.)    

     Regarding the return of Christ, I believe that the exact timing is in scripture but, as it is quite often with prophecy, it may be after the fact that many will see it most clearly.  They missed the first coming of Christ because of misinterpreted scriptures that now clearly show of His coming.  So don’t sell the farm just yet, though I truly do believe that His return is swiftly coming and very close.  Scripture tells us the following about our ability to know: 

‘not neglecting our own congregational meetings, as some have made a practice of doing, but, rather, encouraging each other. And let us do this all the more as you see the Day approaching.’ (Heb. 10:25 CJB)

 

     This verse specifically states that we are to draw close to one another as we see the Day approaching.  I believe this is key because it will be ‘all hands on deck’ when the lost come to the Church and need answers.  We must be ready to preach the gospel message leading to repentance and not simply be blessed by over-flowing attendance.  You may surely help a lost person find Christ while at home or on the job but they will be gathering where the congregation is and the congregations will need all the help they can get.  Getting involved in a local church now will help a pastor or church leader enlist you when the time is right.  (1 Thess. 5:12)

     Also, notice that this verse does tell us that we can in fact ‘see the Day approaching’.   We must be alert and ready.  If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, please contact me by calling our office.  I would love to talk to you about Him.  For now, let me first address some foundational basics and then a summary of this very important time in which we are living.  Letting scripture speak for itself, we read that signs are given to us:

Gen. 1:14 – ‘And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Luke 21:10 - Then He continued by saying to them, “Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven."

Luke 21:25 - 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;'

Acts 2:19 - And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke:

Acts 2:20 - ‘The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.  (a quote of Joel 2:21)

Rev. 6:12-13 - 'And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood. And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.'

 

     I believe we are living in incredible days and that it is wise to search things out.  It is always wise to search for the heart of God on a matter.  It is also important to walk in love, seeking those who are in your sphere of influence, and presenting the things you learn in a manner that builds trust.  I’ve covered these topics in recent prior posts.  Being a Christian in a world of sceptics requires that we not walk not in fear but with a Spirit of love, power, and a sound mind.   Holy Spirit reveals Father’s plans to His friends.   First and foremost, as we make God our friend, He shares His plans to those who search them out. (Prov. 25:2; Ps. 25:14; Amos 3:7 et al)

 

Summary and Amazement

     Regarding the Blood Moons or blood moon tetrads, referenced in recent print and movie or on the internet in a growing array of information, you will learn that they are very rare – only having taken place 8 times since Jesus Christ walked the earth.  This phenomenon was first discovered by Pastor Mark Biltz and made famous mostly by John Hagee after Pastor Biltz shared the details with him.   There are red moons quite often, but NASA defines a tetrad eclipse as ‘a series of 4 consecutive total [lunar] eclipses occurring at approximately six month intervals.’   What makes the 8 blood moon tetrads additionally unique is that they only occur on Jewish Feast days - when all four moons in each tetrad take place on Jewish feast days – making them very, very rare indeed.

     Looking at the last four tetrad blood moons (including the one we are in now) you can see a very interesting chain of developing events much like the sequence of 120 years that I presented in A Sign to Wonder - Days of Noah WTC last week.   You may read some details in this post that you have not seen before and next week I will be looking at Daniel’s 62 and 7 weeks and how I believe they have been fulfilled.  Regarding the last four most recent blood moon tetrads, here is a summary but the details regarding the current one are amazing.

 

1493-1494: This blood moon tetrad occurred just after the Jews were expelled from Spain following the Spanish Inquisition.  Columbus was dispatched to discover the new world in 1492 AD. Columbus’ discovery led to the founding and formation of America.  This tetrad had a solar eclipse appear between the first and second lunar eclipses.  If God were sighting in a target, this one was just off-center to the left. (image)

1949-1950:  This blood moon tetrad occurred just after a UN decree led by America that designated the formation of Israel as a Nation following WWII.  A nation ‘born in a day’ which fulfilled Isaiah 66:8.  Israel formally became a nation at midnight on May 14, 1948.  This tetrad also had a solar eclipse and it was between the third and fourth lunar eclipses.  This one was just off-center to the right. (image)

1967-1968:  This blood moon tetrad started in April just before June 7, 1967 when Israel recaptured the entire city of Jerusalem placing it in Jewish hands for the first time in 2000 years. However, Gen. Moshe Dayan and the Israeli Government returned the Temple Mount to Islamic forces after liberating the most holy site in Judaism (See John 2:21; Acts 17:24; and 1 Cor. 6:19). This tetrad also had a solar eclipse and it was between the second and third lunar eclipses – this one was pictorially, but not literally, dead-on center. (image)      Next week I cover some incredible timing related to this tetrad event.

 

This Current One Is Amazing!

2014-2015: I have alluded to an ever-adjusting aligning much like one might sight in a rifle to a target.  If that is the case, this tetrad is a dead-on bull’s eye on many levels and of astronomical proportions.  This tetrad has two super moons, one to be seen over America and the western hemisphere and one that is seen over Jerusalem.  This tetrad is also taking place in a Shemittah Year mentioned in Deut. 15:1-2. A year of forgiving debts – this year is a message of debts forgiven.  (image)      

     Up until now, no tetrad has been symmetrically balanced – meaning, there has been a random number of days between solar and lunar eclipses, as well as, partial moons.  But this current blood moon tetrad that we are in the midst of now defies chance and reason! 

     Looking at the image below (click to enlarge), you will see that every element in the ‘signs in the heavens’ related to this tetrad lunar eclipse sequence is centered by the date of 1/5/2015.  Every matching element before and after that date aligns exactly as if God held everything in a balance.  When God sends a debt forgiveness message it is balanced and perfect.

Blood Moon Symmetry
(Click image to enlarge)

 

     Another final detail I wish to present here is related to the sighting in of a rifle analogy that I have been using.  A process of refinement until the ultimate goal is achieved.   In looking at these last four tetrad blood moon events from 1492 until now I see the following very important progression that calls us to pay close attention:

  • 1493-1494 tetrad #5 saw the founding of America
  • 1949-1950 tetrad #6 saw America instrumental in the founding of Israel.
  • 1967-1968 tetrad #7 saw the Nation of Israel capture the entire city of Jerusalem.
  • 2014-2015 tetrad #8.  What will it see soon, perhaps inside the city of Jerusalem?

There is clearly a refining and closing picture here!

 

     As if the details already presented were not enough to catch our attention, next week we will see what Daniel reveals about the Lord’s timing and how the 7th tetrad is involved in its fulfillment. 

 

'For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.' (2 Tim. 1:7 NKJV)

”But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”  (Luke 21:28 NASB)