Friday, April 11, 2014

The Blood Moon Tetrads


 
There has been a lot of chatter about the upcoming tetrad of eclipses occurring on Jewish feast days and what they mean in relation to end times Bible prophecy. The reason for the interest is that in the past, during tetrad periods that occurred on feast days, monumental prophetic events occurred in regards to Israel. Thus logic dictates to ask the question; if monumental things occurred in the past during these feast tetrad periods, will they occur in this tetrad period?

To provide you with a more detailed account of the tetrad data here is an excerpt from The Coming Epiphany, after which I will discuss the implications in light of current world events. 

From The Coming Epiphany; Chapter 11 

2014/2015 Lunar and Solar Eclipses

In 2014 and 2015 there will be 4 blood moon total lunar eclipses all falling on feast days.  

1.           Passover, April 15, 2014

2.           Tabernacles October 8, 2014

3.           Passover, April 4, 2015

4.           Tabernacles, September 28, 2015
 

What is significant about this?  A tetrad of lunar eclipses on feast days has only occurred two times in the last 500 years; 1949/50, and 1967/68. During each of those tetrads of total eclipses Israel was at war.  

Though Israel was declared an independent state sixty years ago in 1948, the war with its neighbors began after its first day and lasted for a year. Therefore, the first lunar eclipse of 1949 occurred during this war for the establishment of Israel. The next tetrad began on Passover 1967, which was just six weeks before the Six-Day-War. Therefore, these two significant wars of Israel were covered by each tetrad period.[1]

The time before those tetrads of eclipses on feast days was in 1493/4. In 1492 the Jews were kicked out of Spain. Another interesting fact is that all of these tetrads occurred in Hebrew “pregnant years” or years with 13 months. These facts lead us to wonder if the upcoming tetrad is a sign from God that something significant will occur in 2014/15 in regards to Israel? Will they be involved in another major war at that time, possibly even the end times war with the antichrist, when Israel is surrounded by armies and has to flee into the wilderness?

And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. (Luke 21:20-21)

This is something to ponder and watch for. There is something else involving eclipses that is of significance around this time. There are two solar eclipses that align on significant dates.
 

1.           Adar 29/Nisan 1 (Beginning of the religious calendar): March 20-21, 2015 Total eclipse

2.           Rosh Hashanah: September 14, 2015 | September 13, 2015 Partial eclipse

You have the religious year beginning with the total solar eclipse, two weeks later a total lunar eclipse on Passover, and then the civil year beginning with the solar eclipse followed two weeks later by another total blood red moon on the Feast of Succoth all in 2015.[2]

Again, what do all these celestial occurrences mean? Are they signs for us from God that this will be the time when Jews and Christians will be persecuted? Are these eclipses related in some way to the rapture? We will have to wait and see, but if the time of the first lunar eclipse on Passover April 15, 2014 is near the time when Israel is to be at war with the antichrist, that would imply April 2014 to be near the midpoint of the 70th Week, which would further imply a 2017 Second Coming.

What does all this tetrad data mean in light of current events? I perceive that the world is on the cusp of several major events occurring, such as a conquering world power taking over the world, WW3, the worldwide financial collapse, and a worldwide pandemic—Seals 1-4. These things have been looming for years, will they be unleashed during this tetrad period? That remains to be seen, but based on what happened during the last two tetrads, I would say that is a very strong possibility.

Let me give you a few facts about the first blood moon eclipse of the tetrad which occurs on 4/15/14. It is not visible in the Mid East, but will have its greatest visibility over the United States, Canada, and some of South America. The center of the visibility area is at about the same longitude as Yellowstone. Over Yellowstone the eclipse will be the greatest at approximately 1:47 AM, Hmm…interesting number. Also the total eclipse will have a duration of 77 minutes and 48 seconds. I am not suggesting that this means anything, just pointing out the data. Here are the links; http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2014.html, http://www.accuweather.com/en/features/trend/total_lunar_eclipse_will_darke/25463492

Let me also explain that some people are confusing the blood moon eclipses of the tetrad with the blood moon listed in Revelation 6:12 -14.

12 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;

13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

I do not think that the any of the eclipses of the tetrad are the blood moon talked about in Revelation 6. Notice in these passages that other events are occurring such as a worldwide earthquake, meteor shower, darkening of the sun, atmosphere rolling away. I think those events are more indicative of a Planet X passage. Plus the Sixth Seal is also the time of the rapture, as you will see in the verses below, and we are not at that point yet, because we have not seen Seal 5—the great persecution at the hands of the antichrist—yet.

15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Thus my take on the blood moon tetrad is that sometime during the period—between the first and last eclipse—that we are likely to see Israel at war—WW3. And since Israel established herself as a nation in the first tetrad war, and she took control of Jerusalem in the second tetrad war, that maybe she will regain the Temple mount in the possible upcoming third tetrad war, which would pave the way for the Temple and abomination of desolation.

As always, time will tell; watch and pray. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. Mark 13:33 

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10 comments:

  1. The entire picture of what is happening in the physical realm would tell us that we are entering a time of increasing world events that are undeniably culminating towards the end of days.
    The posturing we see with world "powers" indicate that something has to give.

    Interesting that the Hebrew year 5775 is also a Palindrome, not that it means anything but, I have seen a lot of that lately.
    Waiting and watching. There is mounting "friction" between groups of people and the "Feds". I have seen a direct relationship in how people want to sit in "authority" over other people and how the enemy uses this for his purposes even amongst God's people and the "church".
    jeff

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    1. Jeff, THX again for you insights, things are definitely heating up. May God lead us in the difficult days to come.

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  2. Rapture is a false interpretation. God wants us here to be a testiment for Him, for all who love and follow God are His saints.

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    1. Yeas God wants us to be here to witness and will keep us here until His wrath begins to be poured out. Scripture tells us that His wrath starts right after the rapture at the Sixth Seal.

      12 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;

      13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

      14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

      15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

      16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

      17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

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  3. I just wanted to say that Christians ARE being persecuted, in the Middle East and Africa, and it is beginning with intimidation in the U.S. We tend to speak about the endtimes as if it's all about the U.S.

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    1. You are correct that many are being persecuted now and have been for centuries. But the persecution at the hands of the antichrist will be worldwide--Seal 5.

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  4. End times are here, the blood moons are a clear sign, christians are being persecuted alot out there, having their heads chopped for being a christian, these are the end times.

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    1. Christians have been persecuted for thousands of years, unfortunately it will get worse, God will be with us.

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  5. AnonymousApril 12, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    I ABSOLUTELY AGREE WITH 100%

    And I am not shouting but I think is it necessary for people to STOP thinking the end times are only about the U.S.

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    1. The events of the Seals are worldwide. The USA as the end times Babylon will play a large role in the end times, but so will Russia, China, Israel, and Europe.

      After the demise of America at the judgment of end times Babylon she will no longer be a major player.

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