Genesis 1:14 and Joel 2:31
Genesis 1:14 – 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 and SEASONS and for days, and for years.
Joel 2:31 – The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.
The Blood Red Moons Of 2014 And 2015: An Omen Of War For Israel?
By Michael Snyder, on September 2nd, 2013
Is Israel going to be involved in a war during the blood red moons of 2014 and 2015? According to ancient Jewish tradition, a lunar eclipse is a harbinger of bad things for Israel. If that eclipse is blood red, that is a sign that war is coming. And blood red moons that happen during Biblical festivals seem to be particularly significant. There was a “tetrad” of blood red moons that fell during Passover 1967, the Feast of Tabernacles 1967, Passover 1968 and the Feast of Tabernacles 1968.
And of course the 1967 war during which Israel took full control of Jerusalem took place during that time period. There was also a “tetrad” of blood red moons that fell during Passover 1949, the Feast of Tabernacles 1949, Passover 1950 and the Feast of Tabernacles 1950. If you know your history, you already are aware that the Israeli War of Independence ended on July 20th, 1949. So does the blood red moon tetrad of 2014 and 2015 signal that another season of war is now upon us?
The upcoming blood red moon tetrad was discovered by Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries. He found that this is a very rare event that has only happened seven times since the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This upcoming blood red moon tetrad will be the eighth occurrence. The following is a chart of the upcoming tetrad that Pastor Biltz created…
For a more extensive explanation of the blood red moon tetrad phenomenon, please see the video posted below where Pastor Biltz discusses it in more detail…
But what Pastor Biltz does not mention is that blood red moons are considered to be an omen of war for Israel according to ancient Jewish tradition.
This ancient tradition is even recorded in the Jewish Talmud. The following is from an article by Alf and Julie Saunders…
The Jewish Talmud (book of tradition / Interpretation) says; “When the moon is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel. 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.
Of course the Jewish Talmud is most definitely NOT scripture, but it is very interesting to note that Jews have considered blood red moons to be a sign that “the sword is coming to the world” for a very, very long time.
And it is also important to note that all of the blood red moon tetrads over the past 2000 years have fallen during very important time periods when blood was shed.
For example, there was a blood red moon tetrad during the 32 AD/33 AD time period. Many believe that this is the time period when the crucifixion of Jesus took place. The following is another chart from Pastor Biltz…
And this pattern holds up during other red moon tetrads as well.
The following is an excerpt from an article by Alf and Julie Saunders…
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.
Four TOTAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover and Yom Kippur Holidays in 795 – 796 AD while King Charlemagne of the Holy Roman Empire established a DMZ buffer zone between France and Spain, ending centuries of Arab invasions into Western Europe.
Four TOTAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover and Yom Kippur Holidays in 842 – 843 AD. Shortly after the eclipses the Vatican church in Rome was attacked and looted by an Islamic invasion from Africa.
Four TOTAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover and Yom Kippur Holidays in 860 – 861 AD. Shortly after the eclipses the Byzantine Empire defeated Arab armies at the Battle of Lalakaon in Turkey and permanently stopped the Islamic invasion of Eastern Europe.
Pretty compelling, eh?
Prior to the last century, the last red moon tetrad happened during 1493 and 1494…
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 Spain are the Jews that neither history can be fully studied without considering the influence of the other).
The chart below summarizes much of what was discussed above. Could we see a major war involving Israel during this next tetrad?…
But if the U.S. attacks Syria, there is a very good chance that Syria will attack Israel. In fact, Syria has already released a list of potential targets that it may strike inside Israel.
If Syria does send missiles raining down on Israel, we will undoubtedly see Israel strike back.
And then we will have a full-blown war in the Middle East on our hands.
The Scriptures tell us to pray for the peace of Israel and for the peace of Jerusalem, and that is what we should do.
Let us hope that cooler heads will prevail.
But right now it appears that the world is steamrolling toward war, and the upcoming blood red moons are certainly a very troubling omen.
Let us hope for the best, but let us also prepare for the worst.
It is also interesting to note that there will also be another blood red moon tetrad in 2032/2033.
Could those dates be significant as well?
Or is all of this blood red moon stuff just a bunch of mumbo jumbo?
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