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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.


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.

 


The Feast of Tabernacles: or tabernacling with your God


During the Feast of Tabernacles it was and is a time of great thanksgiving to God, for He has always been with us.  He was there with His people Israel in the wilderness when He led them through for forty long years as they learned to trust Him.  During this time, Israel had no permanent housing and so they built “sukkots,” which were a temporary lean-to that could house a family.  Then when God commanded them to move on, they took it down and rebuilt it in the next stopping place.

We find the commandment to celebrate this Feast in:

Leviticus 23:34-44

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord. On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.  These are the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:  Beside the sabbaths of the Lord, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the Lord.

Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the Lord seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath. And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days.  And ye shall keep it a feast unto the Lord seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month. Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

The reason that God commanded that this be done was so that Israel would never forget that their God had never left them while in the wilderness.  During the Lord Y’shua’s time on earth in His physical body, He also kept this Feast and it is written in:

John 7:37-39

In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, if any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.  He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

So why did our Savior Y’shua utter this great proclamation on the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles?  The last day of this feast is called ‘Hoshana Rabah’ which means ‘The Day of the Great Hosanna,’ and it was on this day that the priest would take water from the pool of Siloam and put it in a basin and then pour it out at the foot of the altar.  This represented Israel’s hope for rain in the following year for their crops.  In essence, Jesus was claiming to be their answer from God.  It should be noted as well here that this was also looking forward to the Feast of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit would be poured out from the Father who would then cause living water to be present with all believers forever.  The presence of the Holy Spirit would also permanently cause us to become tabernacles for our God.

In the book, ‘Walk with Y’shua through the Jewish Year,’ by Janie-sue Wertheim and Kathy Shapiro, they suggest that we can still celebrate this great Feast by building a ‘sukkot’ in our back yard (if it is still warm enough to do it), or if you cannot, then to build it in your living room or bedroom.  Decorate it with either construction paper cut-outs of fruits or buy a decorative chain of various fruits and drape it on the outside.  The purpose is to remind us that we also were in our own personal wildernesses without God and our God has also brought us through.  If we cannot build it outside, then they recommend that you paste glow-in-the dark stars on the inside roof of the ‘sukkot.’  This is a great time during these seven days that you can spend in prayer and tabernacling with your God.

Some other suggestions that Wertheim and Shapiro make are to donate food to your local pantries to bless the poor.  Another decoration that they recommend is also to list the nine fruits of the Spirit as found in:

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.