Mining the Truth – Signs and Patterns
In the passage of Scripture Exodus 18:1 through 19:25, there are two quick observations of which we would like to make mention. First, the ‘signs’. There were signs for the ‘believers’ – the people of Israel –and there were signs for the ‘unbelievers’ – those of the nations. And the ultimate sign – everything happened just as it was spoken by Father God. He ‘declared the end out of the beginning’ . . . Isa 46:10
The concept of different ‘signs’ for different groups is an original concept founded in the Torah and the Prophets. And the trend continues. In Paul’s first letter to the congregation at Corinth he describes two types of signs – one for the believer and one for the unbeliever. God is consistent. He establishes patterns and then works within them, and it is for our benefit. We are supposed to pick up on the ‘pattern’ and then, hopefully, know what to look for.
Well let’s take another quick glance at the ‘blood moons’ and ‘the signs in the heavens’. Jewish sages actually tell us the God of the Bible uses the moon for a sign for Israel and the sun as a sign for ‘the nations’. That is a very interesting theory. We find it compelling, to say the least, that these full lunar eclipses – blood moons – are falling precisely on two of the most significant high holy days of the Bible’s annual cycle of celebrations. The fact that this cycle repeats itself again in 2015 should not be underestimated. We have also mentioned the fact, based on the NASA website, these lunar eclipses are visible to some degree to the entire world over the two year period . . . except Israel proper and portions of the middle east. They only see the last blood moon of this four eclipse series.
But the prophecies say there will be signs in the sun as well. Joel 2:30 and Revelation 6:12 speak of a darkening of the sun, becoming as sackcloth – a solar eclipse. Well guess what ? There will be two solar eclipses in 2015 that just happen to fall on two very interesting dates from the Scriptures. In Exodus 12:1-2 God begins to lay out the ‘Biblical’ calendar. And, lo and behold, a solar eclipse just happens to fall on the first day of the first month of that Biblical/Hebrew calendar in 2015, and two weeks later will be Passover 2015 and the third blood moon of this Tetrad series. And last but not least, there is projected a solar eclipse on September 13, 2015. What is significant about that day ? It is Yom Teruah, the Feast of Trumpets. Leviticus 23:24 reads this way – “Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.” ( literally – a reminder, a warning or signal by blast or shout) It is the same day projected by NASA for another solar eclipse – a darkening of the sun like unto sackcloth, and two weeks prior to the fourth and final blood moon of this Tetrad series. Coincidence ? No, rehearsals. That’s one reason for the Feasts of the Lord of the Bible. They are the rehearsals for the ‘final act’. And what is that final act of this play, according to the Bible ?
1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God:
Luke 21:25 ” And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;
26 “men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken.
27 “Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
Interesting how all this just seems to neatly fit together . . . almost like it was planned. Shalom –