. . . So Now What ?
Well, here we are. Passover is past, the first ‘blood moon’ episode of the much publicized 2014-2015 Tetrad series has come and gone and here we still are. The ‘rapture’ didn’t ‘rapt’, the middle east didn’t explode into an inferno of war, Damascus didn’t cease to exist, nor did the global economy implode into chaos. So what’s up ? Were we all wrong in thinking there was anything substantive in all this ‘blood moon’ mania? Are these ‘moon signs’ just normal natural occurrences that carry no prophetic significance ? Or do they actually bear watching? If in these columns we are attempting to ‘Mine the Truth’, then let’s take a closer look at what the Bible says concerning the validity and timing of these ‘signs in the heavens’.
Genesis 1:14 “And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs, to mark seasons and days and years . . .””
The word for ‘sign’ is the Hebrew word ‘ot’ which defined is ‘signal, distinguishing mark, warning’. The word translated ‘seasons’ is the word ‘moedim’, a term for ‘appointed time or place, meeting, set feast, appointed signal’. This pertains to much more than just Spring or Fall. They are the times set by the God of the Bible, times such as the advent of Messiah Yeshua, His death and resurrection, and His ultimate return. So the moon and the sun are, in fact, where they are to mark specific prophetic appointments. Yeah, but nothing happened. How long is all this prophetic stuff gonna take anyway ? How do we know it’s actually gonna happen ?
2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.”
And those ‘prophetic appointments’ will come to pass in God’s timing, not ours.
So, can we know anything more about that timing ? 1 Thessalonians 5:4 “ . . . You, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief . . .”
Matthew 16:2 “He (Yeshua) answered and said to them, “When it is evening you say,‘fair weather, for the sky is red’;
3 and in the morning, ‘foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but not the signs of the times.’”
So, what does all this mean ? This current progression of blood moons and solar eclipses are, in fact, markers on God’s calendar. Our job is to, based on the Word of God, watch and discern and discover what they mark, for they are for a purpose.
Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
Revelation 1:4 Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.