This article was written back in 2008, by Bill Koenig. Bill is a fully accredited White House Correspondent, too, and reports on world news.
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ABOUT WILLIAM KOENIG
William Koenig was born in 1954 in Phoenix, Arizona, the son of Joan Koenig and the late Virgil Koenig.
Virgil, a Marine pilot, flew Corsairs in the Pacific during World War II and won the Distinguished Flying Cross as an F7F Tigercat night-bomber in the Korean Conflict.
Joan was a market research specialist for Proctor & Gamble, which today ranks in the top 25 of the Fortune 500. She received her masters degree in political science from Arizona State University and was active in the Democratic Party in Arizona.
Joan and Virgil enjoyed business successes in aviation, farming and ranching.
William attended Casa Grande Union High School in Casa Grande, Arizona, serving as class president for three years and student body president his senior year. He was an honor student and active in sports.
He received a principal appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. He was a member of the Presidential Classroom for Young Americans in Washington, D.C., which provides young leaders with an extraordinary academic and leadership experience. He was an alternate senator for Arizona for Boys Nation. He received a Medallion of Merit Scholarship from Arizona State University in Tempe.
William graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Communications. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was a two-time student senator, vice president of Boys Federation, and a member of Archons Greek Honorary. He was active in intramural sports.
He embarked on a business career in 1978 with Coldwell Banker Commercial (now CBRE/CB Richard Ellis), a major international real estate company. He began his work in Phoenix, transferring to Dallas, Texas in 1979. He worked with two other commercial real estate companies in Dallas before starting his own brokerage and investment company in 1984.
In a career change during the summer of 1996, William began publishing Koenigs Watch, a weekly summary of important Middle East and world news. He moved the publication online in late 1996, expanding the coverage and becoming Koenig International News (watch.org).
The news service has readers and e-mail subscribers in all 50 U.S. states and 105 countries.
In early 1999, William produced the audiotape, Countdown 2000, discussing ten major events to watch moving into the new century.
He moved his news organization to Washington, D.C., in 2001 and became a White House correspondent.
His experience at the White House has provided extraordinary behind-the-scenes experience and insight. He has learned much from the White House visits of world leaders, the daily routines and events of our nations capital, and some of the most significant news events in our nations history.
He writes a weekly 14-page news report called Koenigs Eye View from the White House, that focuses on world news that is biblically relevant and White House news from a Christian perspective.
In 2001, he co-authored a book with John McTernan, Israel: The Blessing or the Curse.
In February 2004, he authored Eye to Eye - Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel, which was revised and updated in July 2006. The book is in its 14th printing.
He has traveled extensively to 49 U.S. states and 32 countries on six continents.
He was a member of First Baptist Dallas and Dallas Theological Seminarys Presidents Council before moving to Washington.
William and his wife, Claudia, reside in the Washington metropolitan area. They attend McLean Bible Church in McLean, Virginia.
Isaiah has some passages that some believe will come to pass in 9/15
You can also listen to a ministry broadcast from Olive Tree Ministries, with Jan Markell - interviewing Pastor Mark Blitz.
Olive Tree Ministries notes on the broadcast.
Jan talks to Pastor Mark Biltz asking him if the 2014-2015 blood moons are a significant sign in the Heavens? The Bible asks us to watch for signs in the Heavens. Observing these forthcoming blood moons is not an exercise in date-setting for end-time events. In the past, the blood moon tetrads (four in a row) took place within date patterns that dramatically affected Israel and then the world. Biltz has never suggested that the Rapture or any other end-time event will fit into this pattern as some accuse. He found the information on the NASA Web site and is reporting on how it has played out in history and how it could play out in the future. Jan also talks about two Hollywood films that were made to mock and scoff Jesus’ return, a definite sign of the time.
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The program is dated December 21, 2013.
The Coming BLOOD MOONS
We found the “blood-red moon” work interesting and began looking into possible connections to past and future “Jewish Feasts” and to our amazement found there are very significant connections and trust that you will find this teaching fascinating too!
“And I will show wonders in the heavens, and in the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of Jehovah.” Joel 2:30 -31
“The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before that great and glorious Day of the Lord.” Acts 2:20
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.
Four, blood moons on Jewish Feast days within two years in Israel is very rare and has only occurred seven times since the time of Yeshua (Jesus). There are now four blood moons scheduled to appear in 2014/2015 and then there will NOT be any for the next 100 years.
Every time a blood moon pattern has appeared on Jewish feast days a big event affects the nation of Israel. The event affecting Israel begins just before the actual years of the blood moons. To understand what will happen in the 2014 - 2015 “blood moons” you must understand the pattern of blood moons in the past.
NASA found that we have had “blood-red moons” on the first day of Passover and the first day of Sukkoth on back-to-back years seven times since 1 A.D. Three of these occurrences were connected to 1492 (the year the Jews were expelled from Spain by Queen Isabella) , 1948 (statehood for Israel and the War of Independence), and 1967 (the Six-Day War) some of the most significant days in Jewish history. According to NASA - Four ‘blood-red’ TOTAL lunar eclipses WILL fall again on Passover and Sukkoth in 2014 and 2015 the same back-to-back occurrences at the time of 1492, 1948 and 1967.
Seven back-to-back, blood-red moons have fallen on the first day of Passover and Sukkoth, with the “eighth time” coming in 2014 and 2015.
The meaning of the number “Eight”in the Bible is “New Beginnings” The eighth day was new after God rested. There are 7 days in a week and the 8th day is a new beginning. Christ rose on the 8th day which was a new beginning for the world.
When the whole earth was covered with the flood, it was Noah “the eighth person” (2 Peter 2:5) who stepped out on to a new earth to commence a new order of things. “Eight souls” (1 Peter 3:20) passed through to the new or re-generated world.
Hence, too, circumcision was to be performed on the “eighth day” (Genesis 17:12), because it was the fore-shadowing of the true circumcision of the heart, that which was to be “made without hands,” even “the putting off of the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ” (Colossians 2:11). This is connected with the new creation.
The first-born was to be given to Jehovah on the “eighth day” (Exodus 22: 29, 30) and the Resurrection of Yeshua (Jesus) is ultimately signified when He rose from the dead on “the first day of the week,” (Mark 16:9) that was of necessity the “eighth day.”
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ALSO ... an article on WorldNetDaily
Blood moons expert: Watch 2014 and 2015
Pastor John Hagee was invited by Fox News this week to discuss the significance of four blood moons coming over the next two years on the Jewish Passovers on April 15, 2014, and April 4, 2015, and the Feasts of Tabernacles on Oct. 8, 2014, and Sept. 28, 2015.
Such events have occurred only three other times in recent centuries, and each time they were linked to significant events for the Jewish nation, as outlined in Hagees new book, Four Blood Moons: Something is about to Change.
For example, when it happened in 1493 and 1494 Jews were expelled from Spain. The blood moons in 1949 and 1950 came right after the nation of Israel was assembled, giving the Jews a homeland for the first time in thousands of years.
And in 1967 and 1968 it was linked to the Six-Day War.
This is something that just is beyond coincidental, Hagee told Fox. He explained that the prophecies in the Bible note that when the sun refuses to shine and a solar eclipse is expected in the 2014-2015 time frame and the moon will be turned to blood, then mans redemption draweth near.
In the Old Testament, the prophet Joel states, The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. (Joel 2:31)
In the New Testament, Jesus is quoted as saying: Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light. 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. (Matthew 24:29-30)
Acts 2 states: And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.
Pastor Mark Biltz talked with WND about the issue, elaborating on the information provided in Hagees book.
I’ll just point out that the lunar eclipse falling on Passover 2014 won’t be experienced in Israel.
The Blood Red Moons Of 2014 And 2015: An Omen Of War For Israel?
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.
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).
Messianic Blood Moon Rising on Passover Seder Night
There will be a string of four “blood moons” in the year 5775, and one of them will shine over the Passover seder. Whenever this happened in the past, enormous events took place in Jewish history.
It starts with the Book of Joel, Chapter 3:3-4: And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.
The verse about the sun turning dark and the moon turning to blood, is at the center of a new, hot, Christian bestseller titled Four Blood Moons, by Pastor John Hagee. It is based on a discovery by Pastor Mark Biltz, who runs a Hebrew roots ministry in Tacoma, Washington: Red Moons.
Biltzs website declares: We do not want to convert Jews to Christianity or Christians to Judaism, which works for me. He based his observation on the verse in Genesis 1:14: And God said, Let there be lights in the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.
God originally plans to use the heavenly lights as signs, and the prophet Joel foretells that a blood moon would mark the day of the Lord then it stands to reason that some dramatic stuff should be taking place when a blood moon is up in the sky.
The science of the blood moon phenomenon is fairly simple. It is created by a partial lunar eclipse. When the Earths shadow covers the moon completely, we get a total eclipse. A partial lunar eclipse happens wen the Earths shadow covers the moon only partially. The earth atmosphere bends light around its edge, and scatters out shorter-wavelength light (green through violet), leaving longer-wavelength light (red, orange, and yellow) in the Earths shadow. This is also why sunsets and sunrises generally appear red.
As is the case with most miraculous events that can be explained scientifically, the miracle is not in the natural phenomenon, but rather in its timing. So the Book of Joel describes solar eclipse, followed by a partial lunar eclipse, as precursors of the Day of the Lord.
The prophecy in Joel, like most prophecies, is surreal, beautiful, and open to many interpretations. But we can take away from it the notion of a blood moon as a sign, and check out the calendar for the next bunch of partial lunar eclipses.
Thats what Pastor Biltz did, he looked at NASAs tables for solar and lunar eclipses and found a string of lunar and solar eclipses happening in 2014 and 2015 and then nothing like it for the rest of the 21st century. In 2015 there will be two solar and lunar eclipses two weeks apart (on the new moon and full moon) one in the spring and one in the fall. This could possibly produce four blood moon eclipses in a row, which is definitely something to write home about.
OK, now hold on to your seats, please: weve had the Tetrad phenomenon (a string of four moons partially or completely eclipsed,) twice in the last century, both times on the night of the Passover seder: in 5710 (1949-50) and in 5728 (1967-68).
The year 5710 came right after the establishment of the State of Israel.
The year 5728 came right after the liberation of Jerusalem.
The next string of four blood moons is coming Passover seder night, 5775 (2014-15) a year from this Pesach.
Pastor Hagee is derivative.shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
Originally in 2008 on PinN
Maybe 2015, but the blood moon will be the 6th seal. Seals 1-5 are pretty significant and IMHO, will be much more attention grabbing before Seal 6 comes around.
It also should be noted that with Seal 6 and Bowl Judgment 6, all unbelievers will know it is God causing those judgments, but they still will not repent, nor confess to their thievery.
IMHO, Thievery is going to increase, and probably something is going to happen to develop Babylon itself as a world trading house to further prep the stage for future events.
Also be prepared for fallen angels/demons to be loosed and cause death and destruction worldwide prior to the Blood Moon events of prophecy.
Things are heating up there, here and elsewhere, while the obamanation is doing who knows what or why. Something's gotta give sooner or later...it always does.
I pray for the grace to see the signs in events occurring all around us.
They will come and go as they always have. In the aftermath false prophets will come up with new prophecies to hopefully distract people and make them forget.
What is important for 1492 is that not only did Columbus sail, but Ferdinand and Isabel expelled all the Jew and Moors OUT of Spain. Those that remained were tried by the Inquisition, which started a couple of decades before.
Oh and one final thing:
I guess I take a more simplistic approach to the possible events regarding the blood moons. Could it be that during the blood moons for some reason unknown to me that Israel just might kick the muslims out of Jerusalem and begin the task of rebuilding the temple?