"There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars" (Luke 21:25)
Several months ago we started looking into this business of the "tetrad" blood moons - which is defined as four consecutive lunar eclipses, with all being total eclipses. A "blood moon" is when the moon appears red due to these lunar eclipses. As the Earth's shadow blocks the sun's light, which would normally reflect off the moon, that delicate layer of dusty air surrounding the earth redirects the light of the sun filling the dark behind the earth with a sunset-red glow.
Blood moon lunar eclipses have occurred continuously throughout history, but a Blood Moon Tetrad is when 4 consecutive total lunar eclipses occur on a Jewish Holy Feast day.
There have been only 7 Blood Moon Tetrads between Jesus Christ's first coming and 2013, and every time it has been proven that there was a significant event which impacted the Jewish people within a year of the first or last eclipse of the tetrad.
With that introduction, the article below represents (to me anyway) the best description available on this fascinating topic.
The bottom line? Something very big is about to happen regarding the Nation of Israel:
We found the “blood-red moon” work interesting and began looking into possible connections to past and future “Jewish Feasts”… and to our amazement found there are very significant connections and trust that you will find this teaching fascinating too!
“And I will show wonders in the heavens, and in the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of Jehovah.” Joel -31
“The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before that great and glorious Day of the Lord.” Acts
The Jewish Talmud (book of tradition / Interpretation) says; “When the moon is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for
. If its face is as red as blood, (it is a sign that) the sword is coming to the world.” Therefore: Lunar Eclipse = bad omen for the Jewish people and Israel ; Blood Moon = sword coming; Solar Eclipse = bad omen for the world. Israel
Four, blood moons on Jewish Feast days within two years in
is very rare and has only occurred seven times since the time of Yeshua (Jesus). There are now four blood moons scheduled to appear in 2014/2015 and then there will NOT be any for the next 100 years. Israel
Every time a blood moon pattern has appeared on Jewish feast days a big event affects the nation of
. The event affecting Israel begins just before the actual years of the blood moons. To understand what will happen in the 2014 - 2015 “blood moons” you must understand the pattern of blood moons in the past. Israel
NASA found that we have had “blood-red moons” on the first day of Passover and the first day of Sukkoth on back-to-back years seven times since 1 A.D. Three of these occurrences were connected to 1492 (the final year of the Spanish Inquisition), 1948 (statehood for
and the War of Independence), and 1967 (the Six-Day War) — some of the most significant days in Jewish history. According to NASA - Four 'blood-red' TOTAL lunar eclipses WILL fall again on Passover and Sukkoth in 2014 and 2015… the same back-to-back occurrences at the time of 1492, 1948 and 1967. Israel
Seven back-to-back, blood-red moons have fallen on the first day of Passover and Sukkoth, with the “eighth time”… coming in 2014 and 2015.
A few definitions are found below:
Tetrad: When four consecutive lunar eclipses are all total eclipses, the group is known as a tetrad.
The Saros Cycle: is an eclipse cycle with a period of about 18 years 11 days 8 hours (approximately 65851/3 days) that can be used to predict eclipses of the Sun and Moon. One cycle after an eclipse… the Sun, Earth, and Moon return to approximately the same relative geometry, and a nearly identical eclipse will occur west of the original location.
Tishri: Is the seventh month of the religious year for
and the first month of the civil year for Israel . This month holds the feasts of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Tabernacles (also known as Sukkoth). Israel
Rosh Hashanah: This is a two day feast occurring on Tishri 1 and Tishri 2 of the Hebrew calendar. This is also called the feast of trumpets. A lot of people believe this feast day is tied to the rapture of the Christian Church prior to the start of the tribulation.
Yom Kippur: This is known as the Day of Atonement. It is considered to be one of the most important of Jewish Holidays of the year. It is a day set aside to atone for the sins of the past year. It occurs on the 10th day of Tishri. It is found in Leviticus 23:26-32.
Sukkoth (Tabernacles): The feast of Sukkoth begins on Tishri 15, the fifth day of Yom Kippur. It is a joyous feast day while Yom Kippur is one of the most solemn of feast days. Sukkoth is a feast day with a festival atmosphere. It marks a season of rejoicing. Sukkoth means booths and refers to temporary dwelling places the Jews gather into during this holiday. Most Christian Scholars believe the "Feast of Sukkoth" is the feast for the 2nd Advent of the Lord Jesus Christ when he returns with his saints on white horses at Armageddon.
AV: Av is the fifth month of the Hebrew Calendar. It is a time of mourning for the Jews. There are two festivals that are in Av; on the 9th and on the 15th. On the 9th of Av is Tisha B' Av which is a sad day when Jews fast. It recalls the two temples being destroyed and commemorates other tragic events throughout Jewish History. The other festival which happens in Av… is Tu B' Av. This is a happy occasion in which couples traditionally get together to arrange their wedding.
Nissan: The first month of the Jewish Religious Year - this occurs in the spring time. Passover Occurs on the 15th day of this month.
Passover: The Hebrew feast day commemorating the Lamb Sacrifice in Exodus where the Angel of Death passed over
while the firstborn in Israel were slain. It also is the same day the Lord Yeshua (Jesus Christ), our lamb sacrifice for sins, was crucified. Egypt
Four PARTIAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover in 32 AD – 33 AD and the "Feast of Tabernacles" in the years before and after the Crucifixion of Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ). The world has since witnessed seven "Tetrads" coinciding with events impacting Jewish and Christian culture.
Seven Jewish Total Lunar Eclipses have occurred in the 1st & 2nd Millenniums:
Four TOTAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover and Feast of Tabernacles in 162 - 163 AD, coinciding with the worst persecution of Jews… and Christians in the history of the
Roman Empire. Within 3 years the Antonine Plague killed eight million people, a third of the population.
The last three blood moons are of great interest:
The last three “Blood Moons” are very important as they affect
as we know it today: ISRAEL
Four TOTAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover and the Feast of Trumpets Holidays in 1493 – 1494. Only months after King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain ordered all Jewish people to leave the country (after about 200 AD, Spain became and remained a second Jewish homeland for well over a millennia. So deeply woven into the fabric of
are the Jews that neither history can be fully studied without considering the influence of the other). Spain
“In the same month in which their Majesties (Ferdinand and Isabella)] issued the edict that all Jews should be driven out of the kingdom and its territories, in the same month they gave me the order to undertake with sufficient men my expedition of discovery to the Indies.” So begins Christopher Columbus’s diary.
The expulsion that
refers to was so cataclysmic an event that ever since; the date 1492 has been almost as important in Jewish history as in American history. On July 30 of that year, the entire Jewish community, some 200,000 people, were expelled from Columbus . Tens of thousands of refugees died while trying to reach safety. In some instances, Spanish ship captains charged Jewish passengers exorbitant sums, then dumped them overboard in the middle of the ocean. In the last days before the expulsion, rumours spread throughout Spain that the fleeing refugees had swallowed gold and diamonds, and many Jews were knifed to death by brigands hoping to find treasures in their stomachs. Spain
1492 was the same year that the Jews were expelled from
and Christopher Columbus ‘amazingly’…. discovered Spain which is home today for more than 5 million Jews outside America . Like Mordecai said to Esther – “help will come in another way!” And Israel wasblessed by God. More important we believe that America ’s purpose was to protect America and offer a safe haven for the Jewish people.However, the question is… how long will Israel still continue this in our day? America
Four TOTAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover and Feast of Tabernacle in 1949 - 1950 during the 1st Arab - Israeli War for
just after Independence had become a nation again for the first time in 2,000 years. Israel
It should be noted here: that even though
declared themselves a nation in 1948, the first permanent government took office on Israel January 25th, 1949. had a transitional government in 1948. In this way the “(Tetrad) four blood moons” can tie to the year 1949 for the first elected office of that year and the birth year could still be 1948. Israel
14th May, 1948 - proclaimed its independence. Less than 24 hours later, the regular armies of Israel , Egypt , Jordan , Syria , and Lebanon invaded the country, forcing Iraq to defend the sovereignty it had regained in its ancestral homeland. In what became known as Israel's War of Independence, the newly formed, poorly equipped Israel Defence Forces (IDF) repulsed the invaders in fierce intermittent fighting, which lasted some 15 months and claimed over 6,000 Israeli lives (nearly one percent of the country's Jewish population at the time). Israel
During the first months of 1949, direct negotiations were conducted under United Nations auspices between
and each of the invading countries (except Israel , which refused to negotiate with Iraq ), resulting in armistice agreements which reflected the situation at the end of the fighting. Israel
Accordingly, the Coastal Plain,
Galilee and the entire Negev were within 's sovereignty, Israel Judea and (the Samaria West Bank) came under Jordanian rule, the Gaza Strip came under Egyptian administration, and the city of was divided, with Jerusalem controlling the eastern part, including the Jordan , and Old City the western sector. Israel
Four TOTAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover and Feast of Tabernacle in 1967 - 1968 coinciding with the 6 Day War when
recaptured Israel . Jerusalem
's neighbours prepared to destroy the Jewish state, Israel invoked its inherent right of self-defence, launching a pre-emptive strike ( Israel 5 June 1967) against in the South. Egypt
It was followed by a counter attack against
in the East and the routing of Syrian forces entrenched on the Jordan Golan Heights in the North. At the end of six days of fighting, previous cease-fire lines were replaced by new ones, with Judea, , Samaria , the Gaza Sinai Peninsula, and the Golan Heights under 's control. As a result, the northern villages were freed from 19 years of recurrent Syrian shelling; the passage of Israeli and Israel-bound shipping through the Straits of Tiran was ensured; and Jerusalem, which had been divided under Israeli and Jordanian rule since 1949, was reunified under Israel's authority. Israel
The coming Blood Moons of 2014 – 2015… These four TOTAL lunar eclipses and two solar eclipses WILL occur on the Jewish holidays of “Passover,” the “Feast of Tabernacles” and the “Feast of Trumpets.”
Putting everything into perspective… The above does not mean that the Second Coming of Yeshua (Jesus Christ) at Tabernacles… has to occur on Tabernacles 2015. But, what the above taken as a whole does show a pattern. The "1493 tetrad"… is tied to the Spanish Government expelling the Jews. The "1949 tetrad" is the nation
being reborn" and the "1967 tetrad" is the recapture of Israel .The coming "2014 tetrad"… will be tied to some major event dealing with Jerusalem . We believe that the "tetrad" of 2014 through 2015 will have something to do with Israel for the start. The blood moons show a pattern of Jewish persecution… and then new land for Israel after a time of war! Israel
This means that the blood moons of 2014 - 2015 will be a time of war or persecution for the Jewish people. This may Lead
to gain and/or loose land during this time. Israel
It cannot be regarded as coincidence that all four blood moons of 2014/15 occur on religious festivals of
, together with two eclipses of the sun also on important days in 2015. A blood moon will occur on the 14th day of Nisan in 2014, when the Passover will be celebrated in Israel (Leviticus 23:5). Nisan is the first month in Israel 's religious calendar. On the 15th day of the seventh month (Tishri) when the Feast of Tabernacles begins (Leviticus ) there will be another blood moon. Israel
Exactly the same pattern will be repeated in 2015. Because of
's lunar calendar these dates all coincide with the full moon - on these occasions the moon will become blood-red. Apart from the lunar eclipses there will also be two eclipses of the sun in 2015… on the first day of Nisan and again on the first day of Tishri. The Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) is celebrated on 1st Tishri, which is the beginning of their civil calendar. Israel
The eclipses of the sun and moon confront us with precise dates which cannot be manipulated…! Nevertheless, these signs should not be seen as an attempt to date-setting for the Second Coming of Christ but rather as a wake-up call to be ready for what may happen in the near future. Now is not the time to lapse into spiritual slumber like the Matthew 25 foolish virgins.
Yeshua (Jesus) told His disciples what would be the signs of the end of the age and some of them involved signs in the heavens he closes commanding them to ‘watch’ 4 times. To be a "Watcher, and observe what is happening in the heavens" relating to the Last Day, when "unusual signs" are seen in the heavens we watch, pray and record.
"Does YHWH (Yahweh God) use the moon for signs?" Yes: Genesis 1:14, Luke 21:25.
"Are Feasts relevant to Yahweh, and related to the moon?" Yes: Leviticus 23.
"Are blood-red moons prophetic in Scripture?" Yes: Joel 2:10, 31; Acts 2:20; Revelations 6:12.
"Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen..." - Luke Yeshua (Jesus) spoke those words after He warned us of many of the events that will happen in the end times. They are especially relevant to us today when we consider current headlines are now fulfilling Bible prophecy at an absolutely amazing rate — which is setting the stage for more ominous events to happen at any time. The signs are sometimes obvious, such as rumblings in the
Middle East, economic turmoil, shifts in geopolitical policy, earthquakes, signs from heaven, and more. At other times, the clues are more subtle, yet equally astounding to those who know Bible prophecy.