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Fourth and final blood moon tetrad coincides with super moon September 2015


Yahoo.comSeptember 27-28 will put on display for anyone watching the fourth and final blood moon tetrad that has coincided with the Jewish feasts of Passover and Tabernacles for the last two years.  Many have thought these occurrences to be spiritually significant, and truly only history will tell us of any significance in these matters.  Plus, tonight there will also be a super moon occurring as well, which will cause the moon to look excessively larger than normal.  This is also called the Harvest Moon.

If you live in the Northern hemisphere, the blood moon eclipse will begin at 1:07 UT, which translates to our time in the Central daylight time zone as:

Central Daylight Time (September 27, 2015)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 8:07 p.m. CDT on September 27
Total eclipse begins: 9:11 p.m. CDT
Greatest eclipse: 9:47 p.m. CDT
Total eclipse ends: 10:23 p.m. CDT
Partial eclipse ends: 11:27 p.m. CDT Super blood moon central daylight times

However, if you live in central Illinois as of this writing, clouds have moved in with light rain and so unfortunately, unless it clears or there is a patch of open sky, the blood moon tetrad will not be as visible as hoped for tonight.  It might be worth driving to find an open portion of the sky.

Former dates of blood moon occurrences are according to Dates of blood moons

While it is fairly rare, a tetrad of lunar eclipses has occurred before and will occur again in the future. History and science tell us that tetrads or blood moons also came to pass in the following years:
•162-163 A.D.
•795-796 A.D.
•842-843 A.D.
•860-861 A.D.
•1493-1494 A.D.
•1949-1950
•1967-1968

That means that it’s been 46 years since this has happened, making it something that definitely gets the attention of the masses when it does occur.

So if you have the opportunity for a clear sky tonight, it is definitely worth going outside from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. CDT, which will conclude the super blood moon tonight.

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Second ‘Blood Moon’ tetrad during October 8 early morning hours


October 8 2014 blood moonThe second of the four ‘Blood Moon’ tetrads that were announced last year will be viewable on October 8 during the early morning hours.  Whether or not these are indicative of the soon arrival of the Messiah, or Yeshua Ha Mashiach is unclear at this time.  However, the Scriptures are clear on one issue, which is that every Christian should be ready to receive their Messiah at any hour of any day.  Nevertheless, it is still rather exciting to ponder these thoughts that at some time possibly in the very near future, the heavenly shofar will be sounding and the King of kings will be standing in the clouds beckoning His people to rise up and join Him.

Luke 21:28

And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

According to Pastor Hagee and NASA there will be a total of four blood moon occurrences: the first one was on April 15, 2014, which was also the beginning of Passover; the next one will be on October 8, 2014, in the early morning hours. This will be on the Feast of Tabernacles, which is a feast that Israel kept to signify the Lord God being present with them in a personal way, thus tabernacling with them.  Hence faithful Jewish people would build little lean-to’s and sit in them so that they could experience the presence of the Lord.  The third blood moon will occur on Passover April 4, 2015; and finally, the fourth blood moon in this Tetrad will happen on September 28, 2015.  As Pastor John Hagee stated in 2013 “that these happenings occurring is what is known as a Blood Moon Tetrad; it is beyond the null hypothesis of probability.”

The last ‘Blood Moon’ that this writer witnessed, which was on April 15, 2014 was indeed a soft red in color since the sun’s rays were being blocked by the earth passing between the sun and moon.  Quoting myself:

This writer also found it remarkable that a light breeze was blowing, though it was very cold, and the chimes on a nearby house were playing.  In the awesome quiet of this early morning hour with the lunar eclipse turning blood red in the sky, it was as if the chimes were singing their own song of praise to the Creator of the universe. Shortly thereafter, the birds began to sing as well.  It was totally awe inspiring this morning.

This writer is looking forward to being a witness to this second ‘blood moon’ tetrad and to see the awesome sights that the Lord Creator will be displaying this time.  In my last article, this writer had viewed a video that had been produced by Evangelist, Anita Fuentes had listed some remarkable timelines concerning this two-year, Jewish Feast centered, celestial happenings:

The blood moon on April 15, 2014 is in the sign of Virgo, which represents not only the Mother of Christ but the Bride of Christ as well.  The blood moon that will happen on October 8, 2014 will be in the sign of Pisces, which is represented by two fishes; which also represents the two houses of Israel.  Then again it will repeat during the Passover on April 4, 2015 and the Feast of Tabernacles on September 28, 2015.  But even more importantly, on Adar 29 or March 20, 2015 there will be a ‘Sackcloth Sun’ which will also be in the sign of Pisces.

The fact that these four blood moons will be occurring on two of Israel’s feasts in 2014 and 2015 is phenomenal.  It was recorded during the years of 1493-1494 when Spain fell; the Jews were expelled on the 9th of Av, which is known as the ‘Narrow Straits’; as well as being the date that the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed…both times; and Columbus discovered America.  Then in 1949-1950 after Israel became a nation and the last one was in 1967-1968 during Israel’s Six Day War.  It seems that when these blood moon tetrads occur, there is a coinciding of happenings of great world events also occurring during these periods.  Currently, ISIS or ISIL has been threatening non-Muslim believers with annihilation, beginning with Israel. The middle east has been in an uproar, namely with Hamas attacking Israel, before these four ‘blood moon’ tetrads even began and definitely now during their occurrences.  Coincidence?

Is God, the Creator of the Universe trying to get our attention?  Many say ‘yes’, and this writer being a faithful disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, says ‘yes’ as well.  Let’s look at some of the Scriptures.

Luke 21:25-28

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;  Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.  And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Well the signs in the heavens have certainly been happening and there will be two more blood moons which will conclude on September 28, 2015.  But in the middle of these four blood moons the sun will be darkened on Adar 29 or March 20, 2015.  Let us now look at

Matthew 24:29-33

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:  And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.  And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.  Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:  So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

This writer believes that everyone should be watching intently to see what happens over the course of the next 12 months and if you are not saved by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, this would be an auspicious moment to ask the Lord Jesus Christ to be your personal Lord and Savior.  The Scriptures declare in

Romans 10:9-13

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.  For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.  For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 

Plus, anyone can link to this writer’s Christian website, New Covenant Christian Ministries and read more about how to become a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ.


The first of the four blood moons – a tetrad


The first of the four blood moons that has been cosmologically noted by NASA occurred around 3:00 a.m. CDT this morning, April 15, 2014. This writer was up at 4:11 a.m. watching the stellar display in God Almighty’s heaven. According to Pastor Hagee and NASA there will be a total of four blood moon occurrences: the first one being this morning, April 15, 2014, also the beginning of Passover; the next one will be on October 8, 2014 which will be on the Feast of Tabernacles; the third blood moon will occur once again on Passover April 4, 2015; and finally, the fourth blood moon in this Tetrad will happen on September 28, 2015. As Pastor John Hagee stated “that these happenings occurring in what is known as a Blood Moon Tetrad is beyond the null hypothesis of probability.”

 

 

The Blood Moon that this writer witnessed was indeed a soft red in color since the sun’s rays were being blocked by the earth passing between the sun and moon. This writer also found it remarkable that a light breeze was blowing, though it was very cold, and the chimes on a nearby house were playing. In the awesome quiet of this early morning hour with the lunar eclipse turning blood red in the sky, it was as if the chimes were singing their own song of praise to the Creator of the universe. Shortly thereafter, the birds began to sing as well. It was totally awe inspiring this morning.

Interestingly, a video produced by Evangelist, Anita Fuentes lists some remarkable timelines: the blood moon on April 15, 2014 is in the sign of Virgo, which represents not only the Mother of Christ but the Bride of Christ as well. The blood moon that will happen on October 8, 2014 will be in the sign of Pisces, which is represented by two fishes; which also represents the two houses of Israel. Then again it will repeat during the Passover on April 4, 2015 and the Feast of Tabernacles on September 28, 2015. But even more importantly, on Adar 29 or March 20, 2015 there will be a ‘Sackcloth Sun’ which will also be in the sign of Pisces.

The fact that these four blood moons will be occurring on two of Israel’s feasts in 2014 and 2015 is phenomenal and has only been recorded before during the years of 1493-1494 when Spain fell; the Jews were expelled; and Columbus discovered America. Then in 1949-1950 after Israel became a nation and the last one was in 1967-1968 during Israel’s Six Day War. It seems that when these blood moon tetrads occur, there is a coinciding of happenings of great world events also occurring during these periods.

Is God, the Creator of the Universe trying to get our attention? Many say ‘yes’, and this writer being a faithful disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, says ‘yes’ as well. Let’s look at some of the Scriptures and they too cannot be ignored.

Luke 21:25-28

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Well the signs in the heavens have certainly been happening and there will be three more blood moons which will conclude on September 28, 2015. But in the middle of these four blood moons the sun will be darkened on Adar 29 or March 20, 2015. Let us now look at

Matthew 24:29-33

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

Of course, there are some Christians sects that say that the foregoing Scripture refers only to the fall of Jerusalem which the Lord Jesus prophesied would happen in 70 A.D. However, there are many other Christians that believe that there are also what is called ‘double prophecies’ in the Scriptures; in other words, it happened once and it will happen again. Because if we conclude that these Scriptures are over and done with, then what happened to the 1000 year millennial reign of the Lord Jesus Christ? By that foregong timeline, His millennial reign would have ended sometime in the 10th or early 11th centuries if you state that it all occurred in 70 A.D. This is why the belief in a double prophecy theory has validity since there are not any records of a sole King that has ruled the entire world with goodness and mercy; there have been attempts to set up world wide dictatorships, but never a world wide theocracy.

This writer believes that everyone should be watching intently to see what happens over the course of the next 18 months and if you are not saved by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, this would be an auspicious moment to do so. The Scriptures declare in

Romans 10:9-15

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

Plus, anyone can link to this writer’s Christian website, New Covenant Christian Ministries and read more about how to become a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Luke 21:28

And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

 


Does God Exist?


Creation 1There are many unbelievers or atheists that will say the existence of creation does not prove that there is a Holy God. But can they prove that there is no God? What the debate comes down to is that each of us has our very own freedom of will. We were given a choice to make: either we will succumb to our worldly surroundings and believe the empty intellectualism that the world offers; or we will look at the world around us, i.e. the Creation and we will acknowledge that indeed….a Higher Being….literally, God Almighty or an Almighty Creator has done these things. Psalm 50 encapsulates the entire argument:

Creation 3Psalm 50

The mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined. Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.

Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice. And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah. Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God. I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me. I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds. For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.

Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats? Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? Seeing thou hatest instruction, and casteth my words behind thee. When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers. Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit. Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother’s son. These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.

Creation 2Creation 5

God has made all these wonders, to leave if you will, His Divine footprints across His Creation. It is clear that no human hand could ever attempt to even imitate His Glory, i.e. “ex-nihilo” which means “to create from nothing.” This of course leads to the perfect segue-way to this next verse:

Psalm 14

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

Creation 4

The handiwork of God proclaims that indeed He has done this. What His creation does is to cause a person to first behold the wonder and the beauty of His Creation. Secondly, it then draws us in to look closer, whereupon we begin to see even more wonders at finer detail, especially now that we have such high-powered microscopes. What this ultimately boils down to is this: Will you use your freedom of will to choose to acknowledge that indeed there is an Almighty Creator who has done all of these wonderful works, or will you remain like “The fool that said in his heart, There is no God.”

 

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

 

Creation 6


The Skywatchers


Astronomers have been actively watching the heavens, and tracking the movements of the planets, meteors and stars, while attempting to decipher portents or omens for major events pertaining to nations and the world. Some of the earlier recorded attempts at astronomy can be found as far back in the Book of Job, which some scholars date the account of “Job as pre-Mosaic, but the composition possibly rendered in the early second millennium B.C. during the time of the Patriarchs,” so D. Malick. Also, when Daniel was taken captive by King Nebuchadnezzar, as found in the Book of Daniel.

Job 9:9 Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.

Daniel 1:4 Children in whom was no blemish, but well favored, and skillful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science…

The field of astronomy has been primarily dominated by men, however, women have been present in the field of astronomy, but to a great degree being unsung as to their many accomplishments. However, Dr. Joseph Spradley, Professor Emeritus of Wheaton College will be engaging in a Lecture and Lunch, hosted by the Chicago Greater Chapter of Christians for Biblical Equality. It will be held at Papaspiros Greek Taverna, 733 Lake St., Oak Park, IL. (708) 358-1700, on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. If you would like to attend, you may contact Ms. Evelia Naranjo at eveliasan@fuller.edu and RSVP for the lunch. Dr. Spradley stated:

Although women comprise a small minority of scientists, and astronomers in particular, they have made major contributions in the field of astronomy. Early studies of the stars by women were often overlooked because of their close collaboration with male relatives, who received most of the recognition for their joint efforts. Several women became involved in astronomy at the end of the 19th century, especially in stellar spectroscopy at the Harvard College Observatory, where they began to make important stellar discoveries and compiled extensive star catalogs. The examples of these women have been followed by a number of women astronomers in the 20th century. The contributions of about a dozen women astronomers to our modern understanding of the stars will be described.

Dr. Spradley earned his Ph.D. in Engineering Physics from UCLA in 1958 and has had a prestigious career, teaching at Wheaton College full time and now as Professor Emeritus as of 2007, and he is still teaching there as an Adjunct Professor. He has taught at Haigazian College in Beirut, Lebanon; Ahmadu Bello University in northern Nigeria; the Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya; American University in Cairo, Egypt; and Shandong University in Jinan, China in the Shandong Province.

Dr. Spradley and his wife Marilyn, have been married for fifty-seven years and have four children. Marilyn Spradley attended Westmont College and graduated from Wheaton College, traveling with her husband around the world.

This promises to be a unique lecture and lunch hosted by the Greater Chicago Chapter of Christians for Biblical Equality covering the topic of women astronomers.