Posts Tagged ‘Blood Moon’

I took the following photos with an ap on my iphone, SkyView Free. The Moon (not looking blood red on the SkyViewer) is right on top of Spica, the Branch. In Hebrew it is called Tsemech, The Branch. There are 24 Hebrew words that mean branch, but only one is Tsemech (H6780) and it is used exclusively for the Messiah and is used 4 times (Jeremiah 23:5; Zechariah 3:8 & 6:12; Isaiah 4:2)

To the right is the red planet, Mars. In Hebrew it is Ma’Adim, The Red One. This planet has become known as the Planet of War.

To the left is Saturn, Shabbtai, representing the Lord of the Sabbath rest.

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Saturn is directly over Libra, “The Scales”. The Hebrew name is Mozanaim, “the scales, weighing”. Daniel 5:27, TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

SELAH

The Astronomy magazine for April 14 has an amazing article for the April 15 Blood Moon on Passover.April 2014: While Mars shines brighter than at any time since 2007 and Jupiter blazes in the west after sunset, North American observers won’t want to miss the total eclipse of the Moon on April 14/15″

The article includes where the moon will eclipse at totality at 3am CST. I would like to share what this setting means according to Biblical astronomy, since God created the sun, moon and stars for ‘signs and seasons’. (Genesis 1:14)

Looking southwest, the moon will eclipse very very close the brightest star in Virgo called Spica.

  • Virgo is Latin, but Hebrew name is Bethulah, the virgin.
  • Spica in Latin, but in Hebrew it is called Tsemech, which is used exclusively for the Messiah. E.W. Bullinger writes in his classic “The Witness of the Stars”, ‘There are twenty Hebrew words translated “Branch,” but only one of them (Tsemech) is used exclusively of the Messiah, and this word only four times (Jer 33:15 being only a repetition of Jer 23:5). Each of these further connects Him with one special account of Him, given in the Gospels.’
  • The Moon will eclipse on Passover, the date that Christ our Passover Lamb was sacrificed for us (1 Corinthians 5:7b)

To the left of the Blood moon will be the ringed planet Saturn

  • Saturn which is a beautiful gas planet, no space ship will ever land on this magnificent ‘wandering star
  • The Hebrew name for Saturn is Shabbtai, meaning ‘rest’ and represents the “Lord of the Sabbath’

To the upper right of the Blood moon will be the red planet Mars

  • Mars has been known as the planet of war because it has taken the name of the Roman god of war
  • This planet in Hebrew is called Ma’adim, meaning ‘the Adam‘, “the Son of Man
  • Mars will be the brightest and largest at this time and will not be this size again until 2016

I believe in the days ahead those He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. (Psalm 91:1). Jesus, our Passover Lamb, has given us rest. He is and will ever be the “Lord of the Sabbath’ rest.

But for the world there will be great unrest. Unrest, wars, rumors of war are on the news every night. But those who seek the presence of God will experience supernatural provisions and rest much as the Israelite children in the land of Goshen, as recorded for us as examples in Exodus.

Keep watching and looking up! But never worship the creation, on the Creator!

As I was preparing for my message tonight at Word Power Church in League City, TX (www.wordpowerchurch.com), I remembered some very interesting things about the Signs In The Heavens February 2008. This picture of the February 20, 2008  Blood Moon over the Temple Mount is famous.

Blood Moon over Temple Mount Feb 2008

February 15, 2008 a 5.3 earthquake shook Israel and damaged the Temple Mount. See a photo of the damage below.

Earthquake Damages Temple Mount February 2008

Bill Koenig of Watch.org wrote about February 2008 : During this year’s Feb. 21 “blood-red” moon, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi spoke of preparation for war with Hezbollah and Hamas, and both those terror organizations leaders were bold in their rhetoric against Israel in this time of great tension.

Hmmmm……….it seems that we need to not have our eyes focused on what happened with Tanya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan and the happenings at the Winter Olympics 20 years ago.That was tragic for both of them, but the world eyes were not on the City of God.

Maybe we should be praying about the peace of Jerusalem. Selah, just a thought.

The first total lunar eclipse since December 2011 will take place April 14, 2014 with the best viewing over North America. It will begin at 1:58am EDT, peak at 3:06 to 4:25am and wrap up at 5:33am.

I remember the December 2011 lunar eclipse because I watched the entire event from our patio, bundled up in my husband’s sleeping bag with hot tea in one hand and binoculars in the other. I was so excited I went the entire night without sleep. I would frequently go into the house and email my friend who was also watching the eclipse.

A few interesting things about the Lunar Eclipse:

  • It begins the 4 Blood Moon Tetrad on Passover and Tabernacles 2 years in a row
  • First total lunar eclipse since December 2011
  • Since it will be centered over North America, I wonder what will be happening with our government to pressure Israel. –   “As recorded by Bill Koenig (Watch.org) September 3, 2008- “A Blood-Red Moon Rises over North America, Olmert Offers Temple Mount Sovereignty to the Palestinians, Olmert and Abbas Meet on Israel’s Land and Jerusalem, Bush Says Iran’s Actions Could Lead to a Shadow of a Nuclear Holocaust, and Bush Arrives in New Orleans for his 15th Post-Katrina Visit. These were the news headlines on the day of a total lunar eclipse that produced a “blood-red” moon, the second one in seven years with a connection to the Temple Mount.  A total lunar eclipse/”blood-red” moon occurred on July 16, 2000, while U.S. President Bill Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinians President Yassar Arafat were at the Middle East Summit in Camp David. The sticking point that caused the summit to fall had to do with who would have sovereignty over the Temple Mount- the Israelis or the Palestinian Arabs.”

The next Lunar Eclipse will be on the first day of Tabernacles, October 8, 2014 and will be a partial Eclipse.  This also will be over North America! It will begin at 5:14am EDT with totality at 7:24am.

Two weeks later will be the only Solar Eclipse of the year and will be a partial, also over North America on October 23.  It will be seem at mid afternoon with 81% of the Sun is expected to be hidden.

The information above came from Astronomy Magazine, Sky Guide 2014, November 22, 2o13 issue. I have found this magazine to be a good accurate source. This should be an interesting year. I plan to blog often because there is much to view this year, especially since the Signs in the Heavens will be following God’s “fixed appointed times”, the Feasts of the Lord.

Keep looking up!

Joel 2:31, The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.

Acts 2:20, The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD.

Revelation 6:12, I watched as the Lamb broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became as dark as black cloth, and the moon became as red as blood.

So much is being said about the upcoming Blood Moons on Passover and Tabernacles in 2014 and 2015. A special significance in the Signs in the Heavens is the connection in 2015 to the 2 Solar Eclipses that will happen at the time of both New Years. According to NASA’s Solar Eclipse site, these will be the only  Solar Eclipses for 2015.

  • The Spring New Year begins the counting of the months according to Exodus 12, the month of Nissan (Abib)
  • The Fall New Year begins the counting of the years, dating to the Creation of Adam, the month of Tishri

According to my studies, the Solar Eclipse and the Lunar Eclipse have never happened in the Feast/Holy Day pattern together as they will in 2015. Blood Moons on Passover and Tabernacles, and Sackcloth Sun on both New Years. I may be wrong, but I don’t see it in the other Blood Moon Tetrad cycles of 1492, 1948 and 1967.

A solar eclipse happens when the moon is totally dark and comes comes in between the Earth and the Sun, causing the light of the Sun to be blocked. Below is a photo of a solar eclipse. During a full Sun, the light of the day would turn dark.

Solar Eclipse

In the Blood Moon Tetrad cycle of 1967 and 1968, a total solar eclipse took place on the Eve of the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) 9/22/1968. This was the last day of the year of 5728 on the Hebraic calendar. The next day the year changed to 5729. That day on the Hebraic calendar was Elul 29.

I have found some very interesting information about these solar eclipses that I will bring out in the next few days.

Could the next two years be recorded in history as “Now it came to pass in the days……….”?   This phrase was used 5 times in the Bible and always denotes impending doom, followed by great deliverance. Genesis 14:1; Ruth 1:1;  Esther 1:1; Isaiah 7:1; Jeremiah 1:3.

According to NASA’s research of past Lunar Eclipses, there have only been 3 times in history that there have been back-to-back Lunar (moon)  Eclipses on Feast Days in History.

  • Of the 7 Feasts of the Lord, only 2 could have a blood moon, Passover and Tabernacles. For a lunar eclipse the moon has to be full and would fall on the middle of the lunar month.
  • Each of the prior Tetrad (4) back-to-black Blood Moons were associated with the shedding of Jewish blood.
  • Each of the eclipses began in great distress for the Jews and ended with a blessing for the Church

Here are my findings of the past Tetrad back-to-back lunar eclipse cycles:

1493-1494 – Jews forced to leave Spain

  • Distress: King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain had conquered the known world for Christ, and the next thing they would do for Christianity was to convert all Jews to Christianity. They picked Av 9 on the Hebrew calendar, the most dreaded day on their calendar. Columbus records that as he was waiting for the tide, the last boatload of Jews were leaving Spain. All the Jews that remained were either murdered or forcefully converted to Christianity.
  • The next 2 Passover Feasts and Tabernacle Feasts had blood red moons
  • Blessing: God led Columbus to find a new land for the Jewish people where they could live in safety, America.

1949-1950 –  War of Independence

  • Distress: May 14, 1948, Israel became the first nation ever to be reborn in a day! But their Arab neighbors were not happy about it and May 15 Israel was at war with 6 Arab nations.
  • The next 2 Passover Feasts and Tabernacle Feasts had blood red moons
  • Blessing: Following the war, the greatest healing movement in history began. Tents were filled with people being healed of every ailment known to mankind.

1967-1968 – Six Day War

  • Distress: Again, the Arab nations were determined to wipe Israel off the map. During the 6 days, the Holy City of Jerusalem came back into the hands of the Jews.
  • Passover 1967 had a Blood Red Moon and next Passover and Tabernacle Feasts had blood red moons
  • Blessing Charismatic Move, the Holy Spirit moved into major Denominations and it was as if the fire of Pentecost had fallen again!

2014-2015 – Next Tetrad

Ecclesiastes 1:9 in the New Living Testament reads, “History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.”

Could the next few years be a sign of war for the Jews? Could it be the Psalm 83 war or the Ezekiel 38 & 39 war? Watch and Pray.

If ‘history merely repeats itself’, there will be war for the Jews, followed by a move of God for the Body of Christ.  Ephesians 2:15 tells us the Church is linked with the Jews “so as to create in Himself one new man from the two…..”

There are no more Tetrads on Feast Days projected in this Century. Watch and Pray! Look up, our Redemption is drawing nigh! The greatest promised Harvest  of souls in history is on the horizon!

 

 

From Aish.com: In 1993, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat shook hands on the White House lawn, signaling the start of a peace process known as the Oslo Accords. Israel agreed to transfer autonomy to the Palestinians, in exchange for a cessation of violence. However, Palestinian terrorists carried out a spate of bus bombings and roadside shootings throughout the 1990s. In July 2000, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak attempted to reach a final agreement, offering the Palestinians 93 percent of the territories — later upped to 99 percent — but Arafat balked. As U.S. chief negotiator Dennis Ross would later explain: “Arafat could not accept [the offer]… because when the conflict ends, the cause that defines Arafat also ends.” Instead, the Palestinians launched a terror war, known as the Al-Aqsa Intifada, which claimed the lives of over 1,000 Israelis and 4,000 Palestinians.

19 years later, the violence in the Middle East has accelerated.

The Last Days were seen 2000 years ago by Jesus Christ as he shared with His disciples. “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.”

June of last year, all these nations were under a full blood red moon, which turned totally black. In history, a blood red moon has come to mean violence and war are coming and full black moon has come to mean famine is coming. Both of these are in the nations that were under a full blood moon that turned to black. This blog had 1541 hits within a few hours. People want to know what thsese signs mean, just as the disciples were asking for a sign.

The sign is speaking loud, “Get ready, the End is near!”