“And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,
I will show wonders in heaven above
And signs in the earth beneath:……
The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.”
Could we be on the brink of seeing this verse of scripture fulfilled?
Next year on 15th of April the first in a series of four full lunar eclipses will occur. A full lunar eclipse creates a “Blood Moon” as the earth’s shadow passes over the surface of the moon, rendering the moon a deep blood-red colour. This is a rare occurrence.
What’s more interesting is that it falls on Passover next year. The 15th of April 2014 is Passover.
Yet more rare is the fact that the lunar eclipse on Passover will be followed by another three full lunar eclipses, in the beginning of what’s known as a “tetrad” – a sequence of four consecutive full lunar eclipses.
And guess what else? The following three lunar eclipses, or Blood Moons, will also fall right on Biblical feasts!
Here are their dates:
15 April 2014 – first Blood Moon on first day of Passover
8 October 2014 – second Blood Moon on the eve of Tabernacles
(20 March 2015 – Total Solar Eclipse on Nisan 1, the Religious New Year)
4 April 2015 – third Blood Moon on first day of Passover
28 September 2015 – fourth Blood Moon on the first day of Tabernacles
Could it be that God is trying to get our attention??
After all He did say in Genesis 1:14:
“..Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens…for signs and for seasons…”
The rabbis say that signs in the moon are for Israel. In May 2018 Israel will celebrate her 70th birthday anniversary - could this be connected? We know that 70 years seems to have significance attached to it in relation to Israel – ie, the 70 years captivity in Babylon; also it was 70 years after Jesus Christ was born that Israel’s temple was destroyed.
The rabbis also say that signs in the sun are for the nations, or Gentiles. On 20th March 2015 there will be a total solar eclipse. This is when the sun goes dark …”the sun shall be turned into darkness…”
Over the last 500 years there have been three lunar tetrads falling exactly on Biblical Feast days. These signs in the moon were all preceded or followed by major events for the Jews or Israel.
Derek Prince says in “Appointment in Jerusalem”: “On May 14, 1948, the modern State of Israel was born. Of the countless prophecies in Scripture that refer to the close of the present age, all without exception assume one thing: the presence of Israel as a nation in their own land. Until Israel was thus restored as a nation, none of these prophecies could be fulfilled. Now the way is open for the fulfillment of them all.”
We are living in very interesting times.
“Therefore…what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.” 2 Peter 3:11, 12