IF . . .for only two letters, this word can carry a lot . . . and we know thinking out loud can get you into all kinds of trouble . . . but IF . . . what IF . . .
The accompanying article is from Arutz Sheva News out of Israel. Please read the article to get the entire jest of this report.
There has been a lot of talk concerning ‘tetrads’ – both past and future – and what they might mean, if anything.
Well, the following are just some ‘out-loud thoughts’ . . . please take them in that way . . . no date setting . . . no prognostications . . . no ‘it has to be this way’ . . . just ‘out-loud thoughts’ and questions . . . your thoughts would be welcome . . .
IF the blood moon cycles ( tetrads ) projected in 2014 and 2015 actually occur on the dates projected, and IF they fall on the holy days as projected, then they are extremely significant prophetically. In what way ? Not sure, but here are some thoughts . . .
IF, according to the article, the US is determined to force the PA/Israeli ‘peace plan’ by mid 2014, that could ( IF ) put the icing on the cake of the division of the land of Israel. The prophet Joel tells us part of the reason for the return of Messiah is to execute judgement on the nations for ‘dividing HIS land’ . . .
So, are we saying the blood moons are telling us Jesus is coming back next year or so ? NO, we are asking the question , ‘could that be the reason for these upcoming signs in the heavens’ ? Abba declares the ‘end out of the beginning’ and not ‘the event after it occurs’. I can do that.
The book of Matthew tells us there will be great tribulation and then there will be a ‘sign of the coming of the Son of Man’ and then we will see HIM coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
Could the tetrads be a sign that points to HIS imminent return ? By the way, look up the definition for ‘imminent’. You might be surprised.
So we are saying Messiah is coming in 2014 or 2015 ? NO.
We are asking ‘could this be a pointer’ to what is on the horizon.
Whether Messiah returns in 7 years or 17 years or 117 years (imminent – determined, not necessarily instantaneous), there will be a sign of HIS coming. We know HIS return is imminent, closer than must of us realize. So, am I supposed to be watching the sun, the moon and the stars and the heavens ? Scripture tells us that GOD put the lights in the skies to mark the times and seasons, and that’s NOT just speaking of spring and summer. Luke 21 does say ‘when you see all these things happening, look up, for your REDEMPTION draws nearer. Just some thoughts . . . Blessings –
1. US ‘Will Force’ Israel-PA Deal
by Gil Ronen
The United States intends to try and force a peace agreement on Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), IDF Radio reported Monday.
The radio station says the US has informed Israel and the Palestinian Authority that if negotiations between them do not advance, Washington will propose its own solution, that will include a US position on every point that is in contention. In effect, according to the report, this will be an attempt to force the sides to agree on a solution formulated by the US.
MK Zehava Galon (Meretz) was quoted as saying Monday that senior US officials told her the US offer would be presented in January of 2014. PA sources also said cited January as the month in which the US intends to propose, or impose, its plan.
The US moves comes after three months of talks between the sides which have reportedly made very little headway.
The US plan reportedly is similar to the Clinton outline, offered by President Bill Clinton in late 2000, which is based on an Israeli retreat to 1949 Armistice lines, and some swaps of territory.
The Obama Administration is reportedly determined to achieve “a dimplomatic breakthrough” by mid-2014, and believes that Israel under Binyamin Netanyahu and the PA under Mahmoud Abbas are capable of reaching agreement.
Until now, the talks were based on the idea that the two sides negotiate directly, with the US only acting as a mediator.
The American decision to present a proposed agreement was reportedly communicated by several senior officials, including the Special Representative to the talks, Martin Indyk. Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly briefed Netanyahu on the matter when they last met, in Italy.
IDF Radio is run by the Israeli military and partially staffed by soldiers but is considered to be a mainstream news outlet that is not substantially different from mainstream civilian outlets.