Before the great and terrible day of the Lord: The sun shall turn into darkness, and the moon into blood. (See Joel 2:31-32) For behold, in those days, and in that time (of the warning signs), when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations - - - and plead ( execute judgment) with them that have scattered My people Israel among the nations, and parted My land. (See Joel 3:1-2.)
Miraculously the mathematical size and distance ratios of the Sun, Moon and the Earth are in sync to each other, so as to produce partial or total eclipses of these celestial bodies, as viewed from each other. Because of the light of the sun, the earth produces 2 shadows, an outer or penumbral shadow, and an inner or umbra shadow. The Moon is eclipsed or obscured from the light of the Sun by the orbital intrusion of the earth's inner shadow and its synchronous size and distance ratios to the Sun and the Moon.
As seen from the Earth, Blood Moons are full Moons that will pass through the inner or umbra shadow of the earth. When this happens the Moon begins to eclipse in the umbra shadow of the earth and will phase back into a full moon with a color similar to blood. The effective cause of the remarkable event is that the ultraviolet rays from the sun are bent around the earth's atmosphere to produce the reddish color of light on the total surface of the eclipsed moon. Please view the following NASA video for a clear understanding of the phenomena.
The sequential occurrence of four Blood Moons that occur in a 2 year period, are called a tetrad. Since the 1940's there has been 2 sets of Blood Moon Tetrads that have occurred, and a 3rd set of the Blood Moon tetrad is taking place during the years of 2014 thru 2015. Each one of the Blood Moons in the tetrad, have all occurred on the Jewish Feast of the Passover with Unleavened Bread, and on the Feast of Tabernacles. In the past and today the Blood Moon Tetrad's have been warning signs for the times relating to Israel.
Blood Moon Tetrad of 1949-1950: May 14 1948 was the rebirth of Israel as a nation state. In 1949, the United Nations brokered a cease fire that left the State of Israel in permanent control of its conquered territory. July 5th 1950 the right of all Jews to return to Israel.
Blood Moon Tetrad of 1967-1968: 1968 Israel's 6 day war, with a victory over the Arab nations. Israel increases its borders, capturing from Jordan, Egypt, and Syria the City of Jerusalem, the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights.
Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015 as Prophetic Signs
There are 6 sequential lunar and solar signs that will occur, or have already occurred on the significant feast days in the Jewish calendar. Again, there are the 4 blood moons that occur on the Jewish high holy days of Passover and Tabernacles, beginning in 2014 through 2015. In conjunction there are 2 solar eclipses that will occur in 2015 on the 2 days that begin the new year days of the Jewish religious and secular year. Also in 2014 there are 2 additional solar eclipses that will take place. Each of these 2 additional solar events take place just 15 days after the Jewish high holy Feast. Outline information is marked with an "a."
The Hebrew word Shemittah means release. (Exodus 23:10-11 and Leviticus 25:20-22.) God set Israel's agricultural cycle to be 6 years of growth with the seventh year to be a full Sabbath year of rest. In the seventh year, Israel was to let its agricultural land lay fallow. Also, in the release, all debts within Israel were to be cancelled. (Deuteronomy 15:1-10). This seventh year of agricultural rest is reported to have been reinstated in Israel with subsidies from the government. Apparently the date began on the Jewish civil new year of Rosh Hashanah on Tishri 1, 5775; on the Gregorian calendar 09/25/2014, and ends with the solar eclipse on Rosh Hashanah, Tishri 1, the beginning of the year 5776; on the Gregorian calendar 09/13/15. Scripturally 70 years seams to be a prophetic time period within a generation. Perhaps this 70 year generational time period has already begun, for Israel became a nation in the year of 1948 and recognized as such in 1949.
With prophetic interest, the first 2 blood moon were fully witnessed in the United States, with the last 2 blood moons also being visible. Oops! I failed in my research to notice that a total eclipse of the Sun on March 09, 2016, would take place, bringing darkness over the Pacific area of Indonesia.
The next total solar eclipse, worth noting, will occur on August 21, 2017, and will bring darkness throughout all of the United States. This total solar eclipse will cross the middle of the States, with the greatest visual affects of the eclipse occurring near the New Madrid seismic fault zone.
The next total solar eclipse that occurs in North America will happen approximately 7 years later on April 8, 2024. The path crosses Mexico and then thru the southern portions of the United States with the darkness of the event continuing thru the New England States. (See NASA depiction.)
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It is highly likely that there was a full blood moon eclipse in the evening of Nisan the 15th, the day that Jesus the Christ of God was crucified to death for the sins of the world. The scriptures in the book of Acts seem to bare record of the event, although scientific calculations do not line up exactly with the witness of Peter. On the day of Pentecost, Fifty days after the Lord's crucifixion death, the mighty Wind of the Spirit of God began to blow in Jerusalem. With the sound of this Wind, there began to be crowds gathering around the place of the upper room where the disciples had again gathered in obedience to the risen Christ of God: The Apostle Peter, when standing outside the room with the other disciples, lifted his voice and began his exaltation utilizing the prophetic words of the Prophet Joel: I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke: The Sun shall be turned into darkness, and the Moon into blood; before that great and notable day of the Lord comes. And it shall come to pass that whosoever shall call on the Name of the Lord shall be saved. (See Joel 2:30-32.) The Almighty God, while waiting patiently for the the repentance of man kind, would give signs and wonders in the heavens and the earth; The Sun shall be turned into darkness, and the Moon into blood; The most marvelous sign of all is witnessed, when God in His Love for man kind sacrificed His only begotten Son for the sins of the world, and in Christ's Perfect obedient Love Holy God Almighty raised the Holy One, Jesus Christ, from the dead. Now that this great wonder has come to pass then: Whosoever shall shall call on the Name of the Lord shall be saved. The day of God's great judgment is yet to come, but then again these approaching 70 years since Israel became a nation again, have revealed great advent signs of the coming day of God's reckoning.
With the advent of the knowledge the tetrad of Blood Moons there has been a reliance on NASA data to set lunar and solar eclipses, even though the site has a disclaimer in regards to the complete accuracy of its calculations. See NASA disclaimers in mathematical predictions, A better understanding of the variable calculations in the calendar timing of the past can be seen also in the link to the Goddard Space Center. An excerpt: "Whatever their scientific sophistication, calendars must ultimately be judged as social contracts, not as scientific treatises". Moon Phases
The following thoughts (not yet finished) will not meet with scientific reckoning, but are foolishly presented with a faith in the Creator of the universe. The Infinite God Almighty is not subject to the natural laws of the universe, for He is the Creator of all natural law, and all of His natural laws are subject to His Holy Word of Creation. If the mind that is fixated on science, is left stumbling over the possibilities of unseen dark matter and dark energy, then that same mind is left stumbling over the unseen Infinite Creator of His universe of the seen and the unseen, and of the explained and the unexplained. Oh yes; and then there are at least the 100 billion massive black holes in this inflationary universe of unsearchable dimensions. Witness for yourselves, for: Thus says the Lord; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done. (Jeremiah 31:17.) Perhaps, if one is born of faith in the Word of God, then they would agree that: With God all things are possible"; For the Word of God shall stand forever. (See Matthew 19:26, Isaiah 40:8.)
God is not limited in the dynamics of His universe, but is only limited in the mind of man that is without His Word of Faith. But, we postulate by faith that on Nisan the 15th, the first day of the Passover and the Feast unleavened Bread, two remarkable events took place in the heavens; a Blood Moon and the total eclipse of the sun. On that same day of a full Blood Moon, when Jesus Christ supped with His Disciples, the old covenant ended, and then the Salvation of God instituted God's New Covenant in His own Life Blood. Then later in the day, when Jesus/Yeshua was crucified on the cross, the sun was darkened by an eclipse, then with His death on the cross, the earth quaked and the rocks were rent, and the temple veil was torn from top to bottom.
There is only one day in the equations of NASA of a full Blood Moon eclipse that would fall on the Jewish Feast of Passover with Unleavened Bred occurring on the evening of Nisan the 15th. That remarkable day in the Julian Calendar is April 14th year 32. NASA's mathematics sets the maximum lunar eclipse at 11:57 pm over the Pacific Ocean, and in an approximate longitudinal line with Juneau Alaska. There is an eleven hour difference between Juneau, Alaska and that of Jerusalem, Israel. With our God of the impossibilities, we are suggesting that the lunar eclipse actually began to happen shortly after 6:00 pm Jerusalem time Nisan the 15th, extending into darkness, with its maximum affect close to midnight. We further foolishly speculate that the God of impossibilities would increase the Moon's speed to be in lock sink with the rotational speed of the earth, so that at approximately the 6th hour, 12 noon, in the day of the Lord's crucifixion that there was an unscheduled total eclipse of the Sun. The 6th hour of Jewish time would be noon time our time in Jerusalem. (See Matthew 27:45, Luke 23:44-47.) The moon's natural 5 degree inclination to the earth would remain set with no change, but the speed of the Moon's orbital travel would become constant with the rotational speed of the earth spinning on its axis so that the eclipse of the Sun would occur at or near the noon time hour of Nisan the 15th with darkness over covering the land for about 3 hours until the Lord Jesus Christ gave up the whole of His Spirit. In Amos 8 verse 9 thru 10 the scriptures read, "On that day, says the Lord God, I will cause the Sun to go down at noon, and darken the Earth on a clear day. I will turn your feasting into mourning, and all your songs into lamentations." Take special note that God is the Cause of the Sun being darkened and not giving its light on a clear day. There were no clouds on this clear day to obscure this event of God's mercy, but only those clouds that bring darkness in the unbelieving mind of human kind. The scriptures bare record of two other occasions when God exercised His Power over the Sun and Moon. The first time is noted to be the longest day, (See Joshua 10:12-14.) and then also a mighty sign was given to Hezekiah when the Almighty God lengthened the Earth and Moon's travel around the Sun from 360 days to 365 and 1/4 days. (See 2nd Kings 20:8-11.)
In the image above, if the Blood Moon eclipse was happening over the lands of the middle east, and then if the Lord God Almighty the Creator of the universe would have caused the Moon's speed to increase its travel to be in relation to the same speed as the rotation of the earth, then the Moon would arrive 12 hours later, in the opposite cross hairs and be in sink with the lands of the middle east, producing a total solar eclipse over the same lands of the middle east. Of course, natural wisdom says its not possible for the Moon to travel at a rate faster than what we know to be evident in the natural course of events. Notwithstanding, nothing is to difficult for the Creator of the universe, and the impossible eclipse was accomplished at His Word. After the total eclipse of the sun, then the Moon would continue in its normal inclination, but the velocity of its travel would be normalized somewhere within the following 12 hour cycle or perhaps stretching the anomaly to even 72 hours, until the Moon would be slowed to it proper time and place of orbit around the earth. It is a possibility with Holy God Almighty that the heavenly signs were extended past that one day, until the resurrection of His only Begotten Son. However, is it any wonder that on that one day of the Lord's crucifixion and death, that the Roman Centurion and those with him, when seeing the events of that day would proclaim; Truly this was the Son of God, a righteous Man. (See Matthew 27:54, Mark 15:37-39, Luke 23:46-48.)
Something to be considered is that on October 7 of the same year 32 NASA calculates that a full Blood Moon eclipse also took place. By unitizing Jewish calendar calculations, then that total Blood Moon eclipse fell on the 4th day (Thursday) of the week of the month of Tishrei the 15th of the Jewish year 3793, being the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles. Just another remarkable coincidence in God's calendar of time!
Come now, and let us reason together.
God has been patiently waiting for the return of fruit from His Salvation investment planted into the receiving souls and minds of mankind. God is not willing that anyone should perish, but that all would come to repentance and receive His Gift of Love and Mercy that is in the sacrificial death of His victorious and risen incarnate Christ, Jesus the Son of Man.
Perhaps the patience and long suffering of the Almighty God is now coming to an end, as He lifts away His out stretched hands of Grace. Indeed, it would appear with the signs of the times that the forces of corruption, will culminate their actions with sin's massive outflow of destruction that will inundate the whole world in its violence. If this is playing out now, then there has been an enormous storing up of God's righteous judgment set against sin's lawless ones. (For sobering thoughts see Revelation 22:10-15.)
In the natural law of sowing and reaping, the violence of mankind will return with a flood of our own judgment, having been violently repulsed from the Face of Holy God Almighty. Without repentance, and not having been appeased in the New Covenant Blood of Jesus Christ, sin's wrath has no where to go, but is returning back to its source of unbelieving and violent mankind. The violence of mankind is so great that if God does not intervene, then scripture says there would be no flesh left on the earth. (See Matthew 24:21-22.) But for the elect's sake God will end the destructive force of sin: For Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting Salvation: You shall not be ashamed nor confounded, world without end. (Isaiah 45:17. See also Revelation 19:11-21.)
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