In 2008, Mark Biltz, a pastor who is a Messianic Jew, discovered an astronomical phenomenon that is indeed "astronomical" in importance!
Before dissecting these amazing phenomena though, these facts need to be understood:
1)The Feast Days outlined in the book of Leviticus are not just Jewish Feast Days. They are instead, the Feast Days of the Lord.
God stressed to us that they are HIS feast days so that ALL of His followers, Jew and Gentile, would observe His appointed feasts and be able to recognize their importance in God's prophetic plan:
Leviticus 23: 1The Lord said to Moses, 2“Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘These are my appointed feasts, the appointed feasts of the Lord, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.
Note: Passover is the first Feast Day of the year to be observed and Tabernacles is the last Feast Day of the year to be observed.
3) A total lunar eclipse produces a "blood red moon".
4) According to NASA, four total lunar eclipses in a row is known as a tetrad.
5)God placed the sun, moon and stars in the heavens as signals of things to come:
"And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs (owth), and for seasons (moed), and for days, and years." Genesis 1:14
"owth" - (in the sense of appearing): a signal
"moed"- an appointment, a fixed time or season: also a signal (as appointed beforehand): appointed (signal, time)
6) God's appointed Feast Days are all reckoned according to the stages of the moon. Thus, we can that the moon is a signal and can be rendered as both an "owth", as well as a "moed".
While collating the Jewish Calendar and NASA's eclipse website, Pastor Biltz made the amazing discoveries:
The year 2014 has two "blood red moons" or total eclipses of the moon; one occurring on April 15, 2014 (the very day of the Feast of Passover) and other occurring on October 8, 2014 (the very day of the Feast of Tabernacles).
These two eclipses are immediately followed by two additional "blood moons" in the year 2015; one occurring on April 4, 2015 (the very day of the Feast of Passover) and one occurring on September 28, 2015 (the very day of the Feast of Tabernacles).
Therefore, for two years in a row, there will be a total lunar eclipse/blood moons falling exactly on God's first, (Passover), and then last(Tabernacles), appointed Feast Days:
The Tetrad of 2014 through 2015:
|April 15, 2014||Passover||Total Lunar Eclipse|
|October 8, 2014||Tabernacles||Total Lunar Eclipse|
|April 4, 2015||Passover||Total Lunar Eclipse|
|September 28, 2015||Tabernacles||Total Lunar Eclipse|
After the above four "blood moons" of 2014 and 2015, there are no more such tetrads occurring on Jewish holidays in this century. In fact, there are no more for a hundred years
Biltz further discovered that there have been a total of ONLY SEVEN Passover/Tabernacles tetrads since 1 AD.
Thus, the 2014/2015 A.D. Tetrads on Passover and then on Tabernacles, will be only the eighth such tetrad in more than 2000 years.
So, tetrads aligning perfectly with the Lord's Feast Days, are rare beyond belief.
1)The first solar eclipse will occur on March 20, 2015 which happens to mark the very first day of the sacred/Biblical calendar (as outlined in Leviticus).
This will be exactly 14 days before the "blood red moon" lunar eclipse coming on April 4, 2015 which is Passover.
2)The second solar eclipse will occur on September 13, 2015 which happens to mark the very first day of the civil calendar, which is the Feast Day of Rosh Hashanah/Feast of Trumpets.
This will be exactly 14 days before the "blood red moon" lunar eclipse coming on September 28, 2015, which is The Feast of Tabernacles.
Note that both of the below verses, which refer to the "great and glorious/terrible day of the Lord" appear to allude to the beginning of the Great Tribulation (great and DREADFUL day of the Lord) and possibly a simultaneous Rapture (great and GLORIOUS day of the Lord").
Both verses ascribe that a darkened sun as well as a blood moon will usher in this time period:
Joel:31 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
Acts 2:20 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
Even more astounding about these tetrads are the facts surrounding the ones just previous to 2014/2015.
The prior Tetrads tied to Hebrew Holidays are extremely significant.
They occurred two years running, right after modern day Israel became a nation in 1948 and then, right after Israel recaptured Jerusalem and the Temple Mount in 1967:
The Tetrad of 1967 - 1968 -Tied to the 7 day war where Israel took Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, in June 1967.:
|April 24 1967||Passover||Total Lunar Eclipse|
|October 18, 1967||Tabernacles||Total Lunar Eclipse|
|April 13, 1968||Passover||Total Lunar Eclipse|
|October 6, 1968||Tabernacles|| Total Lunar Eclipse |
In this way, the tetrad can tie to the year 1949 for the first elected office of that year and the birth year still be 1948.
The Tetrad of 1949 through 1950 -Tied to the rebirth of the nation of Israel on May 14, 1948.:
|April 13, 1949 Passover Total Lunar Eclipse|
|Oct, 7, 1949 Tabernacles Total lunar Eclipse |
April 2, 1950 Passover Total Lunar Eclipse
|Sept. 26, 1950 Tabernacles Total Lunar Eclipse |
|Unbelievably, there were no tetrads whatsoever, for five hundred (500) years prior to these.|
Incredibly these tetrads all perfectly bookmark the inception of modern day Israel as a nation and her recapture of God's Holy City, Jerusalem and His Holy Mountain, The Temple Mount.
The preceding tetrad to these last century was 500 years prior, in 1493/1494.
The blood moons, on Passover/Tabernacles 1493/1494, were tied to the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1493.
Therefore, the relationship of the tetrads falling exactly on God's Feast Days, in conjunction with major events in the lives of His chosen people, Israel, is astonishingly clear!
Factor in the fact that John Kerry has given Israel an April 2014 deadline to complete the "two state solution" of giving away her God given Covenant land and it is beyond clear that the odds for these signs in the heavens, are surely nothing short of miraculous!
Note: John Kerry's ultimatum for Israel to give away her land, with April 2014 as the deadline is a total of 9 months, as in a human gestational period. Essentially, could we be seeing the birthing the Great Tribulation with this forced breaking of God's eternal Covenant?
A lunar eclipse/blood moon is considered to bode bad future events for Israel. If Israel agrees, in April 2014, to give away God's Land, there will be repercussions by the God of Israel as He gave the land only to Israel.
If Israel refuses to comply with the "land for peace" being forced by America, it may cause the Palestinians and their Islamic allies to attack Israel. With the realization that they will never be handed Israel's land on a silver platter, the Palestinians may try to take it by force.
God the creator, lovingly set out His prophetic plans in the Heavens, as well as in His Word. He desires that all of His people are focused and ready for the return of the Messiah.
Therefore, may we all heed these warning signs that the Lord has mercifully provided us!
Please stay tuned for even more amazing information, tying Passover into a major potential for the coming of the Lord for His readied Bride!