As we close in on God's last days plan, it as if the puzzle pieces are flying into place. Everything seems to be coming more and more into focus.
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 see that the moon is indeed 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 Tetrads 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 Biblicial tetrads occurring on Jewish holidays for almost 500 years!
Biltz further discovered that there have been a total of ONLY SEVEN (7) Passover/Tabernacles tetrads since 1 AD:
Noteworthy is the fact that the number 7 is God's number representing completion and that the 2014/2015 A.D. Tetrads on Passover and then on Tabernacles, will be only the eighth (8th) 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 also happens to mark the very first day (Nisan 1) 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 also happens to mark the very first day of the Jewish 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 quite 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.
It is very possible that the aforementioned solar and lunar eclipses of 2014/2015 may well be the fulfillment of these verses.
Even more astounding about these tetrads are the facts surrounding the two Tetrads just previous to 2014/2015.
The Tetrads prior to 2014/2015, tied to Hebrew Holidays, are extremely significant in regards to God's chosen people, Israel.
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 prior Tetrad of 1949/1950 was 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 |
|Incredibly, the 1949/1950 and 1967/1968 Tetrads perfectly bookmark the inception of modern
day Israel as a nation and then her recapture of God's Holy City, Jerusalem and His Holy Mountain, The Temple Mount. |
The current 2014/2015 Tetrads appear to denote the "end of the story", possibly marking Israel's final redemption, wherein the Jewish nation will finally come to recognize Yeshua as Savior, Lord and King.
As unbelievable as the details of these Tetrads are, there is yet another jaw dropping factor centered around this Fall's culminating 2015 Blood Moon.
As the following video outlines, this year is a Shemitah/Sabbath year. Not only is it a Shemitah year, but it also appears to be the Shemitah before the 50th year. The 50th year is known as the Jubilee year.
The Jubilee year is God's appointed year in which all lands were Biblically mandated to be returned to their original owners, all debts forgiven and all captives set free.
It is important to realize that the 50th year, the Jubilee year, could only be declared on the holiest day of the year, The Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur, which just so happens to fall on September 23, 2015 this year.
Here is where it really gets jaw dropping!
Astonishingly, this year's Day of Atonement, on September 23. 2015, is precisely, to the very day, exactly 50 Biblical years from June 7, 1967; when Israel regained the Temple Mount and God's Eternal city of Jerusalem.
Israel regaining possession of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount in 1967 appears to pinpoint it as the last Jubilee year, when all ownership is restored to the original owners. This would then point directly to 2015 as the next Jubilee year.
As previously pointed out, the 2014/2015 Tetrad is the eighth (8th) over the past more than 2000 years. The number 8 symbolizes new beginnings, which perfectly corresponds with the Jubilee year.
When you stop and consider that 1967 is also the year of the previous 1967/1968 Blood Moon Tetrad, there is no disputing that the fingerprints of God are all over these events.
Unbelievably, there were no tetrads whatsoever, for five hundred (500) years prior to the above 3 Tetrads, which had all precisely bookmarked major events in the history of modern day Israel.
The preceding Tetrad to the three Tetrads occurring during the past 66 1/2 years, 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 significant occurrences in the lives of His chosen people, Israel, is astonishingly clear!
Note: A lunar eclipse/blood moon is considered to bode bad future events for Israel and a solar eclipse/darkened sun is an omen to the Gentile nations (non-Jews).
As such, these perfectly corresponding eclipses may well warn of the coming of the Tribulation Period, which will overtake the whole world.
The fact that these 2014/2015 Tetrads are in total alignment with what appears to be both the Shemitah and Jubilee years (when all debts are forgiven and all prisoners set free) is beyond amazing!
It may perhaps even foreshadow the timing of the Rapture, in conjunction with the beginning of the Tribulation.
Interestingly, the generation that saw Israel become a nation is approximately 66 years old. If a Biblical generation is 70 years as often theorized, then this generation is fast heading to a close.
Jesus told us that the "generation would not pass away" until all had been fulfilled. Is this yet another mathematical marker of Last Days' prophecy showing us just how very short the days now are?"Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all has taken place" Luke 21:32
God the creator of all, 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 Yeshua, Jesus the Christ.
Therefore, may we all heed these blaring warning signs that the Lord has mercifully provided us, by seeking the Kingdom of God above all else, loving and forgiving all people.