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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!

Solar_eclipse_1878Jul29-Corona_Langley

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.

Giant Sunspot July 2017

 

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!

This morning I awoke and I heard “Just and true are your ways, O Lord”, from the Song of Moses in Revelation 15:3. We have been doing out part, crying out to God for our nation and repenting for the many great sins. We have come before a Holy Judge, on behalf of ourselves and on behalf of the innocent.

We are in the time in history that Moses was on the mountain for the second 40 days, seeking forgiveness for the entire nation of Israel because of the sin of the Golden Calf. In history, the day that he came down with the judgment of mercy was September 23, The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur).

This morning on a prayer call I had a vision of an hour glass, with time running out. Tonight ends the 7 year land cycle of Leviticus 25 and the last day of the Shemitah Cycle is today. Tomorrow begins the “Ten Days of Awe”, where books in heaven are opened for the ‘just, the unjust and those in-between’. I feel what the Spirit of the Lord is showing me is that there is judgment upon national leaders and nations right now and there is still time for them to humble themselves and turn to the Lord.

Time-is-running-out-HourglassThe books will be closed, judgement will be set at the end of the 10 days of Awe, as Yom Kippur begins, The Day of Atonement. In history, this is the day that Moses came down the mountain with the judgment of mercy for the nation of Israel. This year, the Jubilee Year will be announced on Yom Kippur. We are in very serious times, very dangerous times. Seek the Lord, not only for yourselves, but for the nations, for the leaders.

Tonight begins the partial Solar Eclipse. This will be over the southern part of the earth so most of us will not see it except by internet. I saw the short clip of what it will look like on http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2015-september-13. It looks like a bowl. May this not be filled with the judgment of God upon the nations as they prepare to take the Promised Land at the United Nations, Selah.

Revelation 15:3, “And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.”

Eclipse Moon April 4 2015 2This photo was taken with SkyView App on my iPhone. We had a very cloudy sky so I watched the viewing online with Time.com.

The moon eclipsed closest to Porrima (aka Gamma Virginis). This is a binary star, meaning it consists of 2 stars that orbit together appear as one. I cannot find the Hebrew name for this star.

Virgo StarsWhen the eclipse reached totality, I joined believers around the world to pray for Israel, for the peace of Jerusalem according to Psalm 122:6 and Isaiah 62.  IsraelBreakingNews.com, April 2nd, carried a warning from an Israeli Rabbi regarding this blood moon and the numeric 4.

“A mystic rabbi living in southern Israel is urging all Jews to pray and repent as the third Blood Moon of a tetrad cycle approaches. Rabbi Amram Vaknin, who similarly predicted the events of the Gaza flotilla and the Carmel forest fire in 2010, and Operations Pillar of Defense (2012) and Protective Edge (2014), warns that Israel is facing great judgment and potential danger at this time. One of Rabbi Vaknin’s students, Gil Nachman, spoke to Breaking Israel News and, quoting the sage, explained that the numeric value of the Hebrew word for blood, dam, which is 44, alludes to the 44th president of the United States.” Read more at http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/35128/shocking-passover-blood-moon-predictions-by-israeli-rabbi-jewish-world/#XYyDWk3TfuIFzjdd.99

I was reading in E.W. Bullinger’s book Witness of the Stars this morning regarding the biblical meaning of the Constellation Virgo. On the bottom of page 33 Bullinger wrote “In the Zodiac in the Temple of Denderah, in Egypt, about 2000 B.C. (now in Paris), she (Virgo) is likewise represented with a branch in her hand, but ignorantly explained by a false religion to represent Isis!

ISIS? Watch and pray my friends. We are living in very exciting times.

It is not for us to speculate, Jesus never told us to speculate. Rather, He told us in Mark 13 “4 times” to “Watch”. The Greek word for watch is ‘agrypneō’, and means ‘to be sleepless, keep awake, watch’. This word is only found 4 times in the Bible and all 4 times are in this passage as Jesus commands us about the day or the hour of His Second Coming.

Shabbat Shalom my friends. Keep looking up! His redemption is drawing near (Luke 21:28)

 

EclipsedMoon 4.4.15This alignment in heaven declares the “First and the Last” of the story of Jesus!

The ancient empires not only looked at what was happening in the Sun and Moon, but they watched by which constellation the heavenly event appeared. I have a picture above from Astronomy.com that I will work with today to explain the formation. (Note: Sky and Telescope do not agree, so we will have a final verdict of the alignment tomorrow morning and I will post it from the photo I take with my SkyView ap on my iPhone)

Psalm 19:1 (NLT) The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. (4a) Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world.

The Constellations in the heaven tell the story of Jesus’ First Coming to His Second Coming, beginning with ‘Virgo, The Virgin’ and ending with ‘Leo, the Lion’. I first understood this truth from Marilyn Hickey’s book, Signs in the Heavens and then I was totally convinced from E.W. Bullinger’s book, Witness of the Stars.

There are 3 books in heaven that tell the story of Jesus, The Redeemer (1) His First Coming (2) The result of the Redeemer’s Sufferings (3) His Seconding Coming and the Glory that shall follow.

VIRGO: The Virgin, the ‘Promised Seed of the Woman’ (Genesis 3:15); Isaiah 7:14, Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel”

SPICA: The moon eclipsed Passover last year right over the brightest star of Virgo, Spica. In Hebrew it is called Tsemech and refers to the Messiah, the Branch.

DENEBOLA: The 3rd brightest star in the Constellation of Leo the Lion. This is found in the tip of Leo’s tail and means “the judge” or “Lord who cometh

LEO: The Lion- from the 3rd and last Book foretelling the Second Coming of The Redeemer. His fore feet are always on Hydra, the serpent, who takes up 1/3 of the circle of the heavens.

CORVUS: The Raven – the very last sign in the heaven. The vulture is sitting on top of Hydra’s back, devouring the serpent! Revelation 19:17, ‘And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;‘ There are 9 stars in the sign of Corvus, the number of judgment.

Jesus may have come as the Lamb of God, but when He comes back He will come as a Lion of the Tribe of Judah!! Revelation 5:5, But one of the twenty-four elders said to me, “Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the heir to David’s throne, has won the victory. He is worthy to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

You may bring an umbrella if there is 50% chance of rain. Prepare to meet the Lord, there is 100% percent chance of His Second Coming soon!! We are closer today than yesterday! Keep looking up- your Redemption is drawing nigh!