Significance of Blood Moons
Joel 2:31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD. ( Acts 2:20, Revelation 6:12 )
That is a pretty telling statement. It is the foundation for Yeshua’s ( Jesus’) similar statements in Matthew 24 and other passages. The Word also states that Abba declares the end ‘out of the beginning’ and not the other way around. There are several examples of what have come to be called ‘Tetrads’ ( a series of four full lunar eclipses on specific Biblical high holy days ) in the history of the world and the history of Israel, God’s people.
Prior to 1492, we don’t have a lot of historical information about events that might have coincided with these series of blood moons. The ones in 1949-50 are after the fact of the reconstitution of Israel which took place in 1948, although events could have happened and that were not connected to the heavenly markers . The blood moon series that took place in 1967-68 is another matter. The first blood moon fell on Passover in April of 1967 preceding the beginning of the 6-day war in May-June of that year. Signs in the heavens preceding an event would seem to be more in line with how our Heavenly Father works – declaring with a sign before an event occurs.
So what does that have to do with the upcoming Blood Moons on Passover and Day 1 of Sukkot ( Feast of Tabernacles ) in both 2014 and 2015 ? IF . . . if in fact they take place on those days, they will be extremely significant prophetically. It is common knowledge, and very intriguing that Secretary of State John Kerry and the current administration are pushing for a rough draft of some form of a peace agreement ( a division of the Land ) on paper on the table between the PA and Israel by April. Passover 2014 and the first Blood Moon of this current series are in April, April 15th to be exact.
We are NOT making a prophetic declaration. But as God’s people we ARE to watch the signs in the heavens. The Prophet Joel actually tells us one of the many reasons Father God will judge the nations in the last days is because they have divided His Land. IF . . . if the two series of Blood Moons ( a tetrad ) come to pass on the projected dates, the series of ‘two’ would be very telling. Joseph told Pharaoh the two dreams of Pharaoh were one and the same. The reason for the two ? To confirm that which was declared was established in the heavens. Not ‘if’, but ‘when’. So what if ‘nothing happens’ with regards to the ‘peace agreement’ and the blood moons ? You can be sure the signs are there to mark something of significance. It is up to us to figure out what. Proverbs 25:2 ‘It is the glory of God to conceal a matter and the glory of kings to seek it out.’
Here’s another interesting fact. If you log onto the NASA website you will find a global map depicting the projected areas of visibility of these ‘blood moons’. It is extremely interesting that of the upcoming four ‘blood moons’ ( total lunar eclipses ) the first three are visible by virtually the entire world but only the forth is visible in Israel, not the first three. Ancient Jewish sages teach ‘the signs of the sun are for the nations and the signs of the moon are for Israel’. Don’t forget, Israel has been ‘scattered among the nations’. Could that be why the ‘nations’ see the first three ‘blood moons’ ? Good question.
So where are we on the prophetic timeline ? Another good question. Here’s what we CAN tell you. We can tell you we are in the ‘birthpangs’. Of that there should be no doubt for anyone. What are birthpangs indicative of ? That’s right, something is about to be born. What is it ? Could it be the millennial kingdom ? That would make sense, according to the Word ? How long will these contractions last ? No one knows. One thing we do know, according to pattern, they will increase in frequency and intensity until the event takes place. What are the birth pangs ? Read Matthew 24, 25 and Luke 21. They are NOT a slap on the wrist. And regardless of your eschatology and theories concerning the ‘rapture of the church’, everybody gets to participate in these ‘birthpang’ events which lead up to the time of the ‘Tribulation’.
We have a question for you to ponder. Do you understand the Feasts of the Lord as laid out in the Bible and Father God’s Sabbath ? These are the legend on the map of the Last Days. They are the pattern for the Gospel, that same Gospel given to them in the wilderness ( Hebrews 4:2 ) and the same Gospel given to us ‘on whom the end of ages falls’. ( 1 Corinthians 10:11 )
The Bible admonishes us to pray, among others, these three prayers . . .
Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, Pray your flight will not be in winter or on the Sabbath, and Pray that you will be found worthy to stand before the Son of Man at His coming. If you keep up with the news, this sounds like really timely advice . . . Shalom