Skip to comments.Watching God's Heavens—What is He Saying through Blood Moon Tetrads and Solar Eclipses?
Posted on 04/12/2014 7:35:48 AM PDT by kindred
"Israel as a nation is 'God's time clock,'" Pastor John Kilpatrick
blood moons By now the term "blood moon" is likely no longer alien to you, and may even have been discussed around the water cooler this week. (Photo by Luc Viatour/via EarthSky.org)
And now that you have the astronomical description for four of them in a rowa "tetrad"you may be feeling like your vocabulary has experienced a nice upgrade.
But what is all the eschatological (there's another one'end times') discussion about anyway? What are some of the things being said?
After watching a few messages by Pastors John Kilpatrick and John Hageewho are both saying the same thing, for the most partI thought breaking their main points down into a fairly brief article might be of service to some who are curious, but who may not have time to watch numerous sermons.
Not Just Christians
One thing I've noticed in digging into the subject of the coming astronomical event is that the interest is not just found among Bible Believers.
Those in the secular science community are also intriguednot just by the blood moon tetradbut also in the fact that it does coincide with major Jewish feast days.
blood moonsI've found several sites that have not only given a wealth of information on the tetrad, but also on the fact that this and next year's will occur at special times according to the Jewish calendar. (Graphic via John Kilpatrick Ministries)
That stood out to methere are those who are not yet Believers who are paying attention looking, watching and waiting to see if anything significant, God-oriented or major does indeed happen.
The Blood Moon Tetrad Facts and When to Watch
Interesting celestial events already began this week, with the "opposition of Mars"it's perfect alignment with the sun, and also with Earth.
Next weekon MondayMars will be at its closest to Earth in 6 years; you'll be able to see it shining brightly in the night sky. Then on Tuesday morning April 15th (in North America) at approximately 3AM Eastern Time, the moon will be not only full, but there will be a full lunar eclipse as the Earth passes between the moon and the sun. The sun's light that reflects off the moon will then be filtered through Earth's atmospherebasically all Earth's sunsets at onceand it will cause the moon to appear red like blood.
blood moonsThe blood moon will happen again this year, on October 8th; and then there will be two more blood moons next year on April 4 and September 28ththat makes a lunar tetrad.
EarthSky.org describes a lunar tetrad as: "Four successive total lunar eclipses, with no partial lunar eclipses in between, each of which is separated from the other by six lunar months (six full moons)."
The Significance Relating to Israel
According to Hagee and Kilpatrick (as well as others), the moons relate to Israel because the Jewish calendar is mainly a lunar-based calendar. The solar eclipses relate to the world because the rest of the world goes by the solar-based Gregorian calendar.
Now, tetrads aren't necessarily that rarethere was one in 2003but the fact that each blood moon in this tetrad coincides with major Jewish feast days is rare.
blood moonsTuesday's blood moon happens on Passover; October's on Sukkot; next April's on Passover again, and the final blood moon of the tetrad falls on Sukkot once again. That last one is the only one that will be visible by Israelbut because it occurs on Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) many Jews will be outside, sleeping under the stars so-to-speak, in their tents or booths according to the Jewish Feast tradition. (Photo via John Hagee Ministries)
And not only that, but the final blood moon will also be at perigeealso known as a "super moon" because it is at its closest to Earth on its lunar orbit.
It will be one SUPER BLOOD MOON!
So What? Wait, there's More
Not only will the tetrad happen, but in 2015 there will also be two solar eclipses. The first onea total solar eclipse will fall on March 20th, or Nisan 1 in the Jewish calendar which is effectively their first day of their first month.
The second solar eclipse will be partial, and will occur on September 13th which is Rosh Hashanah; the first of the "High Holy Days" and also known as the Feast of Trumpets.
Why Is Any of This Significant?
Pastor John Hagee notes 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 for seasons, and for days, and years."
blood moonsThat is, the sun, moon and stars can also be used by God as a sign to Earth's inhabitants. (Graphic via John Kilpatrick Ministries)
Basically the coming tetrad is significant to Israel, and to Christians who love Israel, because of historyIsrael's history.
In 21 centuries there have only been 8 (including this coming one) blood moon tetrads that fell on the Jewish Feasts of Passover and Sukkot and the 3 most recent ones occurred during extremely important events for Israel.
Tetrad of 1493-1494 If you go back one year, you know Christopher Columbus sailed his famous voyage to discover the "new world" in 1492. What many may not realize is that this happened during Spain's Expulsion of the Jews, when the edict came down that all Jews in Spain had 3 months to leave. So the blood moon tetrad of that time happened during great persecution of the Jews.
Pastor John Kilpatrick notes that Christopher Columbus was sympathetic to the Jews and carried some on board his ships to the new world, and that his trip may even have been financed by them.
Because of this, as the tetrad of those years occurred, a bond was formed between Israel and the new worldAmerica.
Tetrad of 1949-1950 This tetrad happened just a few years after the end of WWII and in 1948, just prior to the tetrad, Israel was formally recognized by the world as a nation.
Tetrad of 1967-1968 The Six-Day War began when attacks were mounted against Israel and she retaliated; it ended with an Israeli victory. What Does the 2014 2015 Tetrad Signify?
Both Pastors Kilpatrick and Hagee are quick to answer "I don't know." But they add that it is important to WATCHnot just look; but observe, keep vigil, stay alert and most importantly
blood moons watch and pray.
Pastor Kilpatrick notes that Israel as a nation is "God's time clock," which means these things are important to Christians too. (Photo by: Fred Espenak of NASA/via EarthSky.org)
Certainly, when you look at Joel 2:31 in the Bible, you can't help but get a little excited considering the celestial events before us!
"The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD." -Joel 2:31
The thing to remember is, if you are a Christian (you know that Jesus is your Savior and you are living for Him), don't be fearful, but as Jesus said, "Be dressed in readiness and keep your lamp alight." And be ready to share about this great Hope that is in you with anyone who asks.
If in reading about these things, you feel conviction by the Holy Spirit, or you know your heart isn't right before the Lord, then don't waitget right with the Lord Jesus today, and then rejoice!
Romans 3: 4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)
6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:
16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:
17 And the way of peace have they not known:
18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
message? what message?
The message is in all of creation. Putting a lot of credence to relatively unique astronomical events is what tribal cultures do - via ignorance.
That, as happens periodically, the nodes of the moon's orbit are aligned with the line joining the earth and sun?
Go to sleep, go to sleep little one.Join the ones who plow on in their arrogance if you choose. Or make peace with God and accept the gift God the Father proivided by His only begotten Son in whom He was well pleased and who now sits at His right hand as He makes all His enemies His footstool. Bible prophecy is being fulfilled even now and God the King will rule all the nations of the world after the 7 year wrath to come.
Well, rather than depending upon apparently rather sensationalized claims tiptoeing around both astrology and Biblical prophecy, why not turn to the people most prominently associated with the purported meaning of the whole thing?
There are Jewish sects that follow such things. Might be able to find something online. One source would Kabalistic astrology, avoid the New Age pretenders who are not Jewish.
From what I can tell they see it as a tightening and a build up to something from ancient times, a transformation that is not good for Israel. Pretty abstract. Beyond that I don’t see much agreement.
If you look at the historical pattern of events such as this in the past, it becomes clear what is about to happen beginning this year...
In the 1492 tetrad, Jews were cast out of Spain and the new world was discovered by Columbus as their refuge.
In the 1948 tetrad, Israel was reborn as a nation.
In the 1967 tetrad, the 6 day war resulted in Israel regaining most of it’s territory back
What I would expect to see happen beginning this year based on the historical pattern is a final purge of Palastine from Jerusalem. This could include Israel regaining ALL of their territories back, as well as FULL control of all parts of Jerusalem. It can also mean that we will see the mosque located in the temple mound removed or destroyed to make way for the rebuilding of the Holy Temple. It is most likely that this series of events will begin with war against Israel from it’s neighboring Arab nations (prophesied in Psalm 83).
This Obviously would NOT go over very well in the world... and will most likely be the triggering event which leads the nations to gather their forces against Israel. This confrontation (NOT armageddon) is prophesied in Ezekiel 38.
It blows my mind how people still somehow think whatever astronomical event they see is still a sign of God’s or gods’s wrath as if these celestial occurrences have NEVER happened in history and that they haven’t been eaisly charted out by physicists using simple math years ago.
They are as bad as the people that keep claiming to “see” Nibiru or that comet ISON was an alien spaceship...until it flew by us and crashed into the sun.
Didn’t the professor scare some superstitious natives using an eclipse?
May the good Lord Jesus Christ bless and keep you and yours.
More importantly, what has He said in the Old and New Testaments?
Here’s an example, this particular Kabbalist sees it as a sign of disaster, manmade or natural, bloodshed and war, ushering in a peace treaty, and sees this peace treaty as a good thing. Followers of Biblical prophecy will immediately suspect this to be the false peace created by dividing the land.
BLOOD MOON TETRAD
Infrequently in the history of the world comes an astrological/astronomical event called a Blood Moon Tetrad. This event is a series of 4 lunar eclipses over a two year period. Even more infrequently these lunar eclipses coincide with Biblical Holidays. During the years 2014 and 2015 this Blood Moon Tetrad will occur on the Biblical Holiday of Pesach and Sukkot. This actually will occur in both years for the Holiday of Pesach and Sukkot. The Hebrew Calendar equivalent years are 5774 and 5775. It is interesting to note that the year 5775 is a Sabbatical Year called Shemitah in Hebrew. It is also interesting to note that the Sabbatical year will end on Rosh HaShana 2015 which will start the Hebrew year of 5776. It is also interesting to note that the year 5775 is the 10th year of a Yovel or Jubilee.
There have only been 7 Blood Moon Tetrads since the year 1 of the Common Era. As we know in Kabbalah 7 is a significant number. There were 2 in the 20th Century. One immediately following the establishment of the Government of the modern state of Israel (1949-50) and the other immediately preceding the reunification of Jerusalem with the modern state of Israel (1967-68). There was also one in the years 1493-94. This dealt with the expulsion from Spain of the Jews and the discovery of the Americas.
What is the meaning of the Blood Moon Tetrad?
The Talmud teaches that lunar eclipses are negative omens for the Jewish Nation and solar eclipses are a negative omen for the other 70 nations. It also says that when the moon is red it is indicative of war and bloodshed. With that being said we also need the information about two solar eclipses that will occur coincidently in the year 2015. One on the first of Nissan and partial solar eclipse on Rosh HaShana the first day of Tishrai.
The general understanding of the Blood Moon Tetrad is that just as the first of the 4 lunar eclipses a signficant event will happen within the history of man. It may be natural disaster or a man made event. If it does not happen at the first event than it will happen just before or after the 4th event. Please note that the idea of the 4 lunar eclipses relates to the 4 letters of the Tetragrammaton (YHWH).
In Hebrew Astrology a lunar eclipse is thought of as an amplication device. It amplifies the energy that is in the cosmos at the time of the event. What is the energy of the cosmos on the night of the first seder? It is free lunch. The same light that comes into the universe on Shavuot - the night of the revelation of the Torah comes into the universe on the night of the first seder. Then this light disappears and returns on Shavuot. The 50 days in between are an important ritual of cleansing and building your vessel. This year due to the amplication effect of the lunar eclipse the revelation of the Light of the Torah will have a greater impact. Let us hope that people will realize that their vessel needs to be built to a greater degree so that they will be able to handle the change the world will undergo over the next 50 days.
To truly understand what will happen on the night of Passover 5774 read this paragraph.
Every year on Passover the same energy of the initial redemption comes into the universe. It is the energy of the revelation of the Torah that takes place on Shavuot. There is only one difference. On Pesach HaShem created a miracle and changed the natural rules of the universe. On Pesach the energy is free. There is no bread of shame since the Children of Israel had fallen to the 49th Gate of Negativity and HaShem did not want them to fall any farther. Therefore, he revealed the Light of Torah on Pesach during the plague of the first born. There was free energy that night and then that energy left the universe until it was to return on Shavuot. The difference is that on Shavuot to receive the energy one must have earned it by counting the Omer. This avoids the penalty of bread of shame.
On Pesach 5774 the lunar eclipse will amplify this energy. The lunar eclipse will make the energy of freedom stronger. This strength will cause the manifestation of the Peace in the Middle East promised in the verse discussed in the next paragraph. The world will change do to this amplification just as it changed in 1948 with the revelation of the modern state of Israel and also in 1967 with the reunification of Jerusalem. You can wait on the sidelines and watch or you can participate in the joy of this change this Pesach. That choice is yours to make.
There is one hint in the Torah that will explain this world change. It is the verse in Samuel Bet Chapter 7:10. This verse which we at yeshshem and our students have been saying since the beginning of the year 5774 relates to the potential peace treaty between the government of Israel and the government of the Palestinian People. This will manifest during or shortly after these 50 days leading up to or shortly after Shavuot.
As to the possibility of what the world change will be if it manifests after the 4th lunar eclipse we will write about this when we reveal the messages in the Name of the year 5775.
What God is saying is, “The engine of the cosmos is performing just as I planned at the beginning of time.”
More importantly, what has He said in the Old and New Testaments?
Interesting celestial events already began this week, with the “opposition of Mars”it’s perfect alignment with the sun, and also with Earth.
Good evening,’ said Ronan. ‘Students, are you? And do you learn much, up at the school?’
‘A bit,’ said Hermione timidly.
‘A bit. Well that’s something.’ Ronan sighed. He flung back his head and stared at the sky, ‘Mars is bright tonight’.
‘Yeah,’ said Hagrid, glancing up too. ‘Listen, I’m glad we’ve run inter yeh, Ronan, ‘cause there’s a unicorn bin hurt - you seen anythin’?’
Ronan didn’t answer immediately. He started unblinkingly upwards, then sighed again.
‘Always the innocent are the first victims,’ he said. ‘So it has been for ages past, so it is now.’
‘Yeah,’ said Hagrid, ‘but have yeh seen anythin’, Ronan? Anythin’ unusual?’
‘Mars is bright tonight,’ Ronan repeated while Hagrid watched him impatiently. ‘Unusually bright.’
Light can do funny things. I’ll keep planting my tree.
Annular eclipses are quite rare, and this one occurs after the first blood moon on April 15. And as for the date, there is definitely something important about it - after all, it wouldn't have been chosen by William and Kate for their royal wedding if it didn't signify something. Which, of course, makes its general non-mention in this blood moon/solar eclipse series of events particularly interesting. For it has literally become "the eclipse that is not named."
Now why is that?
This smells a lot like astrology.
What’s the frequency Kenneth?