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Sunday night, January 20 over North and South America there will be a full moon, that is also a Super Moon, that is also a Wolf Moon.  This Part 1 will deal with the specifics of the eclipse. Part 2 will deal with the significance of it being over the United States in the specific time period of chaos we are experiencing.

The partial eclipse begins at 10:34 p.m. CST, total eclipse begins at 10:41 p.m. CST, totality ends at 11:44 a.m. CST, partial eclipse ends at 12:51 a.m. CST. There will be totality for 62 minutes. Below are some of the very unusual things about this Total Lunar Eclipse.

  • The last Super Blood Moon for 18 years.
  • Wolf Moon – this is a Native Indian term for the first full moon of the year (January) when it is frozen in the north and the wolves howl out of hunger.
    • Last year, January 1, 2018 was a Super Wolf Moon
    • It was interesting that the networks in the United States were all talking about Michael Wolff’s new book that was being released, ‘Fire and Fury’.
    • The interesting thing about wolves is they travel in pack, eat flesh, brutal, fierce and tear their prey to pieces – this is exactly the intention of this book.
    • Coincidence? There is no Hebrew word for coincidence.
  • Super Moon – perigee, closest to the earth. This will come within 90% of its closest approach to the Earth
    • 2017-2018 saw 3 super moons in 60 days- VERY UNUSUAL
    • Dec 2-3, 2017, Super Moon
    • Jan 1, 2018, Super Wolf Moon
    • Jan 31, 2018, Super Blue Blood Moon (named blue because of 2 full moons in one month.
  • This year there will be 3 Super Moons in a row
    • January 20, 2019 – Super Blood Wolf Moon
    • February 19, 2019
    • March 21, 2019 – Feast of Purim
  • We get two to five supermoons every year but not normally 3 in a row. The gap between blood moons is anywhere from six months to about three years. You can also plan on around one to five super blood moons each decade, but they only fall in January three times this century with the 3rd and final being Jan. 31, 2037.
  • Total Lunar Eclipse – the only one of 2019
  • First total Eclipse seen over both North and South America in 17 years
    • Next will be May 26, 2021
  • The moon will eclipse in the constellation The Crab – Cancer
    • In Biblical Astronomy this constellation reveals “Messiah’s Redeemed Possessions Held Fast.”
    • The position of the moon will be in the center of the constellation by a group of 45 stars that make it look like 1 huge star. That is all the “Beehive”
    • Last year’s Super Blue Blood Moon January 31, 2018 the moon was positioned in Cancer’s claws
  • Both Super Blood Moons of January 31, 2018 and January 20, 2019 fall on the Hebrew New Year of the Trees, Tu B’Shevat
    • Leviticus 19:23-25; 26:3-4
    • Luke 21:29, Then He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree (Israel), and all the trees (nations of prophecy)
    • Watch the prophetic nations lining up, especially watch Syria and Damascus (Is 17:1)
    • This is NO COINCIDENCE – this is a major sign!

Tomorrow I will bring Part 2 and I will ask this question, “What is the Hebrew word for coincidence?” To which the reply is, there is none.

Hanukkah 2018

Posted: December 3, 2018 in Holidays- Holy Days
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Ken and I share on the History of the Festival of Hanukkah on this episode of our TV broadcast. We share the history Hanukkah, how Jesus celebrated it in John 10:22 and how we personally love to share the light of Jesus in our home as we light the 9 branched Hanukkiah each evening. Hanukkah began last night at sundown (Dec 2, 2018) and ends at sundown Dec 10, 2018. Each year it is on Kislev 25 on the Hebrew Calendar, but falls on a different date each year on the Gregorian calendar that is mainly used to follow the daily events in our life.

The Hebrew Month of Elul begins Saturday night at sundown. This year, the month of September and the Hebrew month of Elul totally align! I don’t ever remember that happening before!

This begins the 40-day season of Teshuvah, the month of repentance or ‘returning’ back to God. This is the 40 day period when Moses went back up Mt Sinai the 2nd time to seek the forgiveness for the Sin of the Golden Calf.  The 40 days end with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, when Moses came down and announced they are forgiven!

This is also the time when Jesus was led of the Spirit into the Wilderness to be tempted by the devil for 40 days. Time to Align with Prophetic Timing.

The Key to this season is PREPARATION for the Fall Feasts! We prayer for years for a wedding, we prepare all month for a special birthday or gathering. Stores start playing Christmas music in July! But is the a special time to prepare on God’s calendar? A time to prepare to meet our Lord!

I will begin the 40 Day Teshuvah Devotion daily during these 40 days, beginning Sunday, September 1st. I really believe that this incredible alignment of the calendars will prepare us for the season ahead. We need to align ourselves with God’s prophetic calendar.

The longest totality of a Blood Moon in this Century was not seen in the United States, but the SkyView App on my iphone made it possible to find out what constellation this 1 hour and 43 minutes of totality would occur. You can see below the moon (app does not pick up the blood color) and Mars on the Constellation Capricorn.

Capricorn is the Sea Goat, “The goat of atonement slain for the Redeemed.” This begins the 2nd book of the 3 books in heaven that tell the story of Jesus. The first book was “The Redeemer, His coming and sufferings”, the 3rd book tells about “His Second Coming, and the glory that shall follow”. This 2nd book and its chapters (constellations) tell about the benefits to the Redeemed, the Church”.

The Goat part of Capricorn tells of the Atoning Sacrifice and coming out of the Sacrifice is the Fish, representing the Redeemed.  The Hebrew name for this constellation is Gedi, ‘the kid or cut off’.

Mars makes the entire heavenly sign very interesting. I have been reading that this sign with Mars being as big as the Moon has not happened for 35000 years.

And it happened on the Hebrew Day of LOVE? In history, Mars would be a sign of war coming to earth. In history, a Blood Moon over Israel was a bad omen for Israel. But we are in very unusual times, where everything changes. God is sending HUGE signs in the heavens, and I think there will be very trying times for Israel with Hezbollah in the North, Syria in the North West and Hamas on the South East. I believe God will be glorified in what He plans to do to protect His covenant land and covenant people.

Blood Moon and Mars on Capricorn July 27 2018

Friday, July 27 will give be filled with excitement of the longest of total lunar eclipse of the Century, with the totality lasting 1 hour and 43 minutes. The entire eclipse from beginning to end will be around 4 hours. It is scheduled for 8:30pm UTC, so where I am in Central Standard time will be around 3:30pm. I will have to watch it online since the totality will be seen in Israel and the nations of prophecy. This will be the last total lunar eclipse in 2018. If you remember the first Blood Moon of 2018 was a Super Blue Blood Moon January 31, which happened to be the New Year of the Trees on the Hebraic calendar. Jesus told us to watch the fig tree (Israel) [Matthew 24:32] and the other trees (nations of prophecy) [Luke 21:29].

Blood Moon path July 27 2018

But the interesting thing is when it falls on the Hebraic calendar.

The Mishnah tells us that: “No days were as festive for Israel as the 15th of Av and Yom Kippur.”  Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) symbolizes God’s forgiveness for the Golden Calf and Tu B’Av symbolizes God’s forgiveness for the unbelief of the 10 spies culminating the spread of fear and unbelief that kept the nation of Israel from entering into the Promised Land for 40 years.

The 9th of the Hebrew month of Av is the lowest point in month and the 15th of Av is the highest. Both have historical meanings that carry through to this day. This day has become known as the “Jewish Valentine’s Day“, when unmarried women would become betrothed.

There are multiple negative historical events that have followed the cycle on Tisha B’ Av (9th of Av) which began with the nation of Israel choosing to follow the negative report of 10 of the 12 spies coming out of the Promised Land. There are five major historical events associated with Tu B’ Av (15th of Av).

  1. End of the Wilderness deaths- 40 years following God’s decree that those who were 20 years of age and above ended. History teaches that each year on the 9th of Av all those who had been 20 or above would dig graves and lay in those graves on that day. The next morning those who were still alive would get out of the grave and know they had at least another year of life in the Wilderness. On the 40th year no one died. They thought they had the date wrong so they kept changing the date and by Tu B’Av they realized all was forgiven and they could not enter the Promised Land under Joshua’s leadership.
  2. This was first precedent of equal rights for women in the Bible. The daughters of  Manesseh’s lineage dared to believe God for a new thing, land given to women. (Numbers 27:1-11 & Numbers 36) Their father Zelophehad died in the wilderness, but not because of his sins- his daughters made sure it was on the record that he did not side with Korah. These women were pushers, not quitters, “Lord I want the blessing! I want it in my body, I want it in my spirit, I want it financially, I want to be blessed in my ministry, I want it for my family, I want my blessing!”  All 5 daughters manifest a balance between the spirit of confrontation and a spirit of cooperation.
  3. Benjamin’s Tribe allowed to continue– Following the consequences of the sins of the perverted men from Tribe of Benjamin as recorded in Judges 19-21, only 600 males from the Tribe of Benjamin remained. The other 11 Tribes had taken an oath not to allow marriage from their tribe and now there was great mourning realizing Benjamin’s tribe would cease. On the 9th of Av they allowed the 600 males who were left were allowed to snatch virgins during an annual dance, so that the vow would not be violated and the tribe of Benjamin would continue.
  4. Wood for the 2nd Temple – Following the restoration of the Second Temple, wood was needed for the Temple altar and none was available near Jerusalem. Brave men were sent out to bring satisfactory wood before winter set in and the dead line to have the wood in the Temple was Tu B’ Av.
  5. Burials allowed during Bar Kochba Revolt, 132 AD– The Hebrew custom for burial was to bury the same day as the death so the bodies could not begin to decompose.   In 135 AD, the army besieged Bethar and on  the 9th of Av, the Jewish fast day commemorating the destruction of the first  and second Holy Temples, the walls of Bethar fell. After a fierce battle,  every Jew in Bethar was killed. Six days passed before the Romans allowed the  Jews to bury their dead.  This was a double miracle, in that, first, the Romans finally gave permission for the burial, and, second, in spite of the long period of time that had elapsed, the bodies had not decomposed. The permission was granted on Tu B’Av.

LET THE DANCING BEGIN!!!

ENJOY THE VIEW!

The 3 week period between Tammuz 17 and Av 9 (Tisha B’Av) are called ‘bein haMetzarim’, aka Between the Straits, Dire Straits. Lamentations 1:3, “Judah has gone into captivity, under affliction and hard servitude; she dwells among the nations, she finds no rest; all her persecutors overtake her in dire straits.” Fear is strong during these 21 days because of the historical events connected with these two dates.

  • Av 9 this year will be July 21 (7/21/18), begins at sundown July 20. Because this falls on a Shabbat, the 25 hour fast of the 5th Month (Zechariah 8:19) will be on Sunday, July 22 (Sundown July 21-sundown July 22)

The three months of Tammuz, Av & Elul are the most challenging months for Israel. History repeatedly has shown that if anything tragic is going to happen to Israel it will happen in the months of Tammuz & Av. These three summer months heat up both naturally and spiritually. The kingdom of this world is fighting against God’s plans and promises for Israel. The beginning 9 days of Av will continue prayerful struggle through Dire Straits, ending with the fast of Tisha B’Av, leading to the Love Dance of Tu B’Av on the 15th.

Av is the month that the 12 spies returned from the Promised Land, 10 with an evil report (Fake News) and Joshua and Caleb believing God was bigger than the giants of the land. Av is a month to hear, believe and proclaim the greatness of our God. Everyday the news will be speaking fear, but it is the time for the Church to speak faith and overcome all fear. It is high time to believe the report of the Lord!

Here are some historical events connected with the 9th day of Av

  • Av 9, 1312 BC; 10 of the 12 spies brought back an evil report and Joshua and Caleb brought back a good report. Because the nation of Israel chose to believe the evil report they were not allowed into the Promised land for 40 years. (Nu 13)
  • Av 9, 586 BC; Solomon’s Temple was destroyed (Jer 39)
  • Av 9, 70 AD;  Herod’s Temple was destroyed
  • Av 9, 132 AD; Bar Kochba revolt crushed. Betar destroyed over 100,000 Jews (3rd Jewish-Roman War)
  • Av 9, 133 AD; Turnus Rufus ploughs site of Temple. Romand build pagan city of Aelia Capitolina on site of Jerusalem
  • Av 9, 1095 AD; First Crusade against the Jews declared by Pope Urban II. 10,000 Jews killed in the first month of the crusade
  • Av 9, 1290 AD; Expulsion of Jews from England, accompanied by pogroms and confiscation of books and property
  • Av 9, 1492 AD; King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella expelled all Jews from Spain and Portugal. The last boat of Jews was beside Columbus’s ship waiting for the tide to set sail. I believe at this time the mandate to bring the gospel to the world changed hands from Sapin to the new America.
  • Av 9, 1914; First World War begins- Britain and Russia declare war on Germany.
  • Av 9, 1942; Deportation from Warsaw Ghetto to Treblinka Concentration camp and killings begin
  • Av 9, 1989; Iraq walks out of talks with Kuwait setting stage for the Gulf Wars
  • Av 9, 1994; The deadly bombing of  the building of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina killed  86 people and wounded some 300 others
  • Av 9, 1994– Shoemaker Levi Comet broke into 21 pieces and began to bombard the planet Jupiter, which represents King David and Israel
  • Av 9, 1994- Meeting were taking place in Oslo, Norway regarding ‘land for peace’, Oslo Accords

 Av 9 is a fasting day listed in Zechariah 8:19.Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth [month], and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the   truth and peace.” Feast Days were appointed by God, but these Fast Days are appointed by man. These fasts centered on themselves, not sorrow for sin, but sorrow for their loss. God is promising them that these days of fasting in fear and mourning will become days of gladness and joy.

Psalm 122:6, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.”

This concludes the series of events of April 19 in History. My hope is that you will cover Israel with much prayer April 19 as they celebrate their 70th Anniversary of fulfillment of the promise of God, “Will a nation be born in a day?” (Isaiah 66:8)

The 2nd program of Cycles of April 19 was to help you understand cycles in history, and how “history merely repeats itself”.  This will be part 1 of the actual events in history of April 19 and dates around it. I have found in research that April 19-May 1st is a 13-day time period that demands child sacrifice by fire all the way back to  the time of Baal worship. In our time, it has changed to the time of ‘gun fire’, fire and terror.

Israel became a nation again on Iyar 5 on the Hebraic calendar. On the Gregorian calendar that fell on May 14, 1948. That year was a leap year on the Hebrew calendar so there was 13 months that year, so this year the 70th Anniversary will fall on April 20. Since that day is a Friday and begins the Shabbat at nightfall, the celebration in Israel will be on April 19.

One thing that we need to understand in these days is that “history merely repeats itself”  (Ecclesiastes 1:9 NLT) The Amplified Bible reads, “That which has been is that which will be [again], and that which has been done is that which will be done again.

I have followed Bill Koenig of http://www.watch.org for years about the cycles of April 19 in History. I have recorded three programs regarding this event of 2018. This first program I will help you to understand cycles. Weathermen and Wall Street stockbrokers understand how cycles affect us, but the Church as a whole has been ignorant of the Cycles on God’s calendar.

The enemy of God wants to terrorize God’s people and will use cycles to bring fear of dates of historic events, causing them to dread these days coming. God wants us to be aware, on watch for things that are about to happen with repeating of history.