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Not all eclipses fit into Bible prophesy, but when they fall at a prophetic cycle in history and on specific Hebraic calendar dates it is a time to watch and pray. Jesus did not tell us to ‘speculate’, but He did tell us to ‘watch and pray’ and that is what I am doing.

Some of the verses where we or the disciples were told to ‘watch and pray’ are Deuteronomy 11:16; Matthew 24:42-47; 25:5; 26:38-44, 56, 69-75; Mark 13:33-37; 14:34-39, 41-44; Luke 12:37-40, 41-44; 21:34-36; Ephesians 5:143:10-14; 2 Peter 3:10-14; I Thessalonians 5:4-8; Romans 13:11; Revelation 3:1-3; 16:15.

One Greek word for watch is gregoreo, and it means to give strict attention to. It is used 23 times in the KJV New Testament, ‘watch’ 21 times, ‘wake’ and ‘be vigilant’ each once. We in the Gulf Coast are familiar with Hurricane watch and warnings and know what to look for, when to pay more attention to the weather forecasts. We should give the same heed to what we are to watch for, those prophesies of the Last Days that are yet to come.

Genesis 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.” Since the Old Testament is written in Hebrew, we need to get a Hebrew mindset of what each of the purposes of the Sun, Moon, fixed stars and wandering stars mean.

  • Signs– owth, Lexicon states ‘signs of the times’, ‘token of the truth of prophesy’, ‘foretells of some minor event, the fulfillment of which serves as a sign or proof of the future fulfillment of the whole prophesy’
  • Seasons – moedim, fixed appointed times on God’s calendar, God’s Day Timer. The word ‘feast’ in Leviticus is this same word, ‘a fixed appointment with God’
  • Daysyom, days, exactly what it means. But in the Hebrew mindset, there are specific ‘holy’ days that God intends for them to keep separate, such as the 7th day of the week – Sabbath. Also Sabbaths of each month, the first day of the month, etc, These holy days, intended to keep separate and designated by the cycle of the moon.
  • Yearsshaneh, years, exactly what it means. However, in a Jewish mindset these years that are the most important are the Jubilees and Sabbath land rests. The cycle of the sun and moon with the cycle of the constellations determine each year.

When the Jews wanted to know what day there were on the month, they looked at the heavens. When they wanted to know what Feast of the Lord was coming, they looked at the heaven. Does God change? No! Malachi 3:6 states “For I am the LORD, I change not.” Things will still be on earth, as it is in heaven.

We are going to be looking at specific heavenly events on God’s calendar that will on happen specific, very important historical dates and Feast Days.

The first one is The Great American Eclipse of August 21st. It falls on the day before the first day of the month of Elul. The first of Elul to the 10th of Tishri are very important dates on the Hebrew calendar, days of repentance that prepare us for the High Holy Days. For this reason, I will be referring to this eclipse as a Teshuvah Eclipse, referring to the opening of the 40 days of Repentance.

The second heavenly sign is September 23, with an alignment in heaven that lines up with Revelation 12:1-2. This heavenly alignment has never happened before in history! This falls on a weekly Sabbath, but also follows the day after the 2 day Feast of Trumpets, Rosh Hashanah.

The third sign in the heaven will occur October 12 with Asteroid 2012 TC4. This day on God’s Day Timer is on Shemini Atzeret, the Eighth Day Assembly. This is the 8th day of the Feast of Tabernacles and is treated as a special holy day.

I am going to break down each of these heavenly events in the next few weeks so you can see how important it is to ‘watch and pray’. Don’t speculate and have Rapture practice, but understand this is a specific time to be more alert and more attentive to what God is saying in your prayer time.

 

 

Eclipse July 1878 The Great Solar Eclipse of July 29, 1878 was great in the fact that much was learned scientifically about the Sun’s corona. Corona is Latin for crown or wreath. This eclipse began in Siberia and ended in the Atlantic, with totality over Wyoming and Colorado.

Colorado had just gained statehood 2 years prior in 1876. That is the reason Colorado is called the “Centennial State”, 100 years after the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776. The newly formed government gave $8,000 to this scientific study and scientists, such as Thomas Edison, came to record this historic event. It was the first time that such a large number of scientists had visited the frontier at one time. Astronomers from all over the world came in by car and it was recorded this new state saw hundreds of people coming in from the train every day. Some called it the “social event of the season”.

What they found regarding the corona of the Sun was the streamers coming through the Sun’s crown. They were measured twelve times the Sun’s diameter, more than 10 million miles long!

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Why is this important right now? Because of the incredible sunspot on the Sun this month. Scientific study of the Sun’s gaseous atmosphere, that is only seen during a total solar eclipse and investigation of the physical nature of the Sun in relation to Earth. In my research through these past years I have discovered that when a major solar flare leaves the Sun, there will be an earthquake on the earth. Our earth has a magnetic core and will react to the Sun and the Moon in their changes. When the moon is full or new, the gravitational pull of the moon and sun are combined. At these times, the high tides are very high and the low tides are very low.  Also, during this time there are more mining accidents because of the earth moving with the gravitational pull. The earth reacts to solar flares by earthquakes and increased heat. I believe this is what is happening with our Western states, heat and forest fires. Plus, Yellowstone Park and surrounding area is reacting with increased earthquakes.

The sunspot on the Sun is larger than the planet Jupiter! The most recent solar flare of July 9, 2017 caused short-lived shortwave radio blackout over east Asia and Australia.

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Tonight after the Passover Seder I wanted to see where the Full Moon was located. What I saw almost took my breath away because the Word of God came to me from Psalm 85:10, “Mercy and truth are met together, righteousness and peace have kissed each other.”

Tonight, Passover Eve, we celebrate not only God delivering His covenant people from Egypt, but Jesus taking the sin for us, so we could become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.

Jupiter (Tzedek) is the orange planet on the right and means “righteousness”. It seems to be kissed by the full moon. The moon has no light in itself, it only has the reflection of the Sun. The Church has no light in itself, only the reflection of Jesus, the Light of the World. Jesus came to bring mercy, not judgment. Mercy and truth came together almost 2000 years ago, to set the captives free. To God be the glory! Shalom, Shalom

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I took these photos at 10:00 pm CST with my iPhone SkyView App. It is showing the moon’s position with constellation TAURUS “The Bull” and ARIES “The Ram or Lamb”. In the heavenly story of Jesus, Taurus represents “Messiah coming to rule” and Aries represents “The Lamb that was slain, prepared for Victory”.

In the Bible, the Sun represents the Bridegroom and the Moon represents the Bride, who has no light in itself, but reflects only the light of the Bridegroom. We see this with Joseph’s dream in Genesis 37:9, when Joseph dreamed the Sun, Moon and 11 stars (constellations) were going to bow down to him. In verse 10, his father answered, “Shall your mother and I and your brothers indeed come to bow down to the earth before you?” They had the understanding of the heavens that has been lost today. Psalm 19:4-5 also likens the Sun to the Bridegroom.

So, what do I see in this. I see the light of the Bridegroom coming closer to earth to bring a great awakening to the Bride. The last time this happened was in 1948, 68 years ago, when Israel became a nation. It was also the same year that President Harry Truman pulled off a surprising election upset with Gov. Thomas Dewey. President Truman was instrumental in Israel once again becoming a nation in 1948.

November 14, 2016 at sundown will be Cheshvan 14. In Jewish history in 1917, the British government gave final approval for the Balfour Declaration, calling for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in historic Israel. On the Hebraic calendar, Cheshvan 17 is the date in history when the Great Flood began, and rained 40 days and 40 nights. One year later, on Cheshvan 27 the flood waters finally subsided and Noah and his family left the Ark with the animals.

Because the Jews have been entrusted in keeping God’s calendar accurate, they continue to follow the lunar cycle for each month. In history, the moon has been a sign for Israel and the sun has been a sign for those who follow the solar monthly cycle. For instance, a Blood Moon eclipse has always been a sign for Israel.

Mark Biltz, in his YouTube message of “Supermoon – 14th November 2016” reported that we will see 3 Super Moons in a row. The first was October, closest and brightest in 68 years was November 14, 2016, next December 2016. 2016 will end with 3 Super Moons in a row!

The next Supermoon like the moon of November 14,  this close and full, will be on November 25, 2034.

Jupiter was hit by a Comet or an Asteroid March 17, 2016. On the Jewish Calendar this was the 7th day of Adar II, 5776. Why is this important? This is the date of the anniversary of Moses’ death. (see article below the photo)

So….. why is this important you may ask? Because the largest planet called Jupiter is regarded as the King Planet, representing King David and the Nation of Israel.God named all the stars and planets are ‘wandering stars’. God originally named this wandering star “Tzedeq“, the ‘righteous one’.

In July 1994 the Shoemaker Levi Comet broke into 20 pieces and bombarded the planet Jupiter from July 16-22, THE SAME DAY AS SECRET TALK TO DIVIDE THE LAND OF ISRAEL, THE OSLO ACCORDS! Each strike was more that the nuclear bomb that hit Hiroshima in WWII and the area hit on Jupiter was the size of planet earth. This happened to be on the same day as the most dreaded date on the Hebraic calendar, the 9th of Av, the anniversary of the destruction of both Temples.

When Pat Robertson was reporting this today on 700 Club I learned something new. When God created the heavenlies, He put Jupiter was a ‘big brother’ to planet earth and gave it a strong gravitational force field that would take any hit from asteroids and comets before the would hit planet earth. I likened that to the nation of Israel and our prayer. As we pray for the nation of Israel and the peace of Jerusalem, we prosper and are protected. Psalm 122:6. Jesus told us to ‘watch and pray. I pray for Israel but I consider this heavenly occurrence a ‘watch and pray’ event.

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From AISH.com: Yahrtzeit of Moses in 1273 BCE (Jewish year 2488), on the same day of his birth 120 years earlier. (Consequently, “May you live to 120” has become a common Jewish blessing.) Moses was born in Egypt at a time when Pharaoh had decreed that all Jewish baby boys be drowned in the Nile River. His mother set him afloat in a reed basket, where he was — most ironically — discovered by Pharaoh’s daughter and brought to Pharaoh’s palace to be raised. When Moses matured, his heart turned to aid the Jewish people; he killed an Egyptian who was beating a Jew, and he fled to Midian where he married and had two sons. God spoke to Moses at the Burning Bush, instructing him to return to Egypt and persuade Pharaoh to “let My people go.” Moses led the Jews through the ten plagues, the Exodus, and the splitting of the Red Sea. Seven weeks later, the Jews arrived at Mount Sinai and received the Torah, the only time in human history that an entire nation experienced Divine revelation. Over the next 40 years, Moses led the Jews through wanderings in the desert, and supervised construction of the Tabernacle. Moses died before being allowed to enter the promised Land of Israel. He is regarded as the greatest prophet of all time.

Moon September 26, 2015

Posted: September 26, 2015 in Eclipses, Feast of Tabernacles
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Sunday night at 9:44pm Central Standard Time we will view the 4th Blood Moon of the Four Blood Moons of 2014-2015. I went out into my back yard tonight, looked southeast and shot a few views with my SkyView App.

Moon near Aquarius 9.26.15Moon hear Pisces 9.26.15

 

 

 

 

In both shots the moon is black and white. The light blue planet below Pisces (fish) is Uranus and the bright blue planet in Aquarius is Neptune. Neither of these 2 planets are the original 7 planets, which made up the heavenly menorah on Creation.

Tomorrow night the Blood Moon will be found in Pisces – the Fishes. The sign of Pisces has always been interpreted as the nation of Israel. Why? Maybe because Abraham was a stranger here on earth, knowing there was a heavenly city, whose builder and maker was God. (Hebrews 11:10)

Abarbanel, a Jewish commentator, writing on Daniel, affirms that the Sign Pisces always refers to the people of Israel. He gives five reasons for this belief, and also affirms that a conjunction of the planets Jupiter and Saturn always betokens a crisis in the affairs of Israel. Because such a conjunction took place in his day (about 1480 AD), he looked for the coming of Messiah.

E. W. Bullinger comments on this : Certainly when the sun is in Pisces all the constellations which are considered noxious, are seen above the horizon. What is true in astronomical observation is true also in historical fact. When God’s favor is shown to Israel, ‘the Jew’s enemy’ puts forth his malignant powers. When they increased and multiplied in Egypt, he endeavored to compass the destruction of the nation by destroying the male children; but their great Deliverer remembered His covenant, defeated the designs of the enemy, and brought the counsel of the heathen to nought. So it was in Persia; and so it will be yet be again when the hour of Israel’s final deliverance has come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Something on the Blood Moon I had not considered until it read it in JewsNews “Big Things Coming in 5776” –  the Muslim connection to the Blood Moon Tetrads!

full-moon-over-dcFrom the article: “The answer is, a tetrad lunar eclipse, if it does signify anything, has nothing to do with Jews. The moon is Islam. It has to do with Muslims. And 1493 was indeed a big year for Islam. It was the year they lost Europe. So was 1949, the year the Muslims lost the war against Israel. They were still fighting in 1948. The armistice and defeat was in 1949. If the tetrad lunar eclipses signal something about Jews, it would have been 1948, but 1949 was the defeat of Islam in Israel, not the founding of the State. In 1967 they lost Jerusalem and it happened in 6 days, so that one was on the dot.”

WOW! I had never seen that connection!

I did blog the Islam View of the Blood Moon at https://mbostrom2.com/2011/06/10/islam-view-of-a-lunar-eclipse.

No matter what – the heavens are declaring the glory of God! A week from tonight we will witness the 4th of the final back-to-back Blood Moons on Passover and Sukkot and we will never in our lifetime view this heavenly appearance of 4 Blood Moons on the Feasts of the Lord.

Next Sunday night we will be in our lawn, looking to heaven, witnessing the Super Blood Moon as the Feast of Tabernacles begins. In the south Texas area, the totality will be 9:44pm, September 27. It should stay the beautiful blood red color for almost an hour. Enjoy!