Significant worldwide change is imminent. That’s the view of many Christians and Christian leaders, fueled by “signs in the heavens above.” Let’s see what they are talking about and why it’s so important.
NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Association in Houston, Texas has announced what it calls a ‘tetrad,’ which is a series of 4 lunar eclipses, beginning April 15, 2014 and ending September 28, 2015. Research into Tetrads reveals some very interesting information. Tetrads are few and far between, and on three occasions since they have been recorded, the lunar eclipses of three tetrads have fallen on Jewish holy days. All three times this has occurred in the past, something significant has happened to Israel which in turn has affected the world.
The coming tetrad also falls directly on Jewish holy days. Are the heavens again announcing a significant change for Israel and the world? If so, how significant will this coming change be? Who will it affect? Could it be announcing the final sequence of eve andnts which the Bible calls ‘the great tribulation’ and ‘The Day of the Lord?’
I won’t guess what the ‘significant change’ could be, but each of the previous three tetrads that fell on Jewish holy days did cause significant change. Let’s briefly look at each of those.
1. Significant Worldwide Change: 1493 – 1494 AD
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).
“In the same month in which their Majesties (Ferdinand and Isabella)] issued the edict that all Jews should be driven out of the kingdom and its territories, in the same month they gave me the order to undertake with sufficient men my expedition of discovery to the Indies.” So begins Christopher Columbus’s diary.
2. Significant Worldwide Change: 1949 – 1950 AD
During the 1st Arab – Israeli War for Independence just after Israel had become a nation again for the first time in 2,000 years. It should be noted here: that even though Israel declared themselves a nation in 1948, the first permanent government took office on January 25th, 1949. Israel had a transitional government in 1948. In this way the “(Tetrad) four blood moons” can tie to the year 1949 for the first elected office of that year and the birth year could still be 1948.
On 14th May, 1948 - Israel proclaimed its independence. Less than 24 hours later, the regular armies of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq invaded the country, forcing Israel to defend the sovereignty it had regained in its ancestral homeland. In what became known as Israel’s War of Independence, the newly formed, poorly equipped Israel Defence Forces (IDF) repulsed the invaders in fierce intermittent fighting, which lasted some 15 months and claimed over 6,000 Israeli lives (nearly one percent of the country’s Jewish population at the time).
3. Significant Worldwide Change: 1967 – 1968 AD
Coincided with the 6 Day War when Israel recaptured Jerusalem. As Israel’s neighbours prepared to destroy the Jewish state, Israel invoked its inherent right of self-defence, launching a pre-emptive strike (5 June 1967) against Egypt in the South.
It was followed by a counter attack against Jordan in the East and the routing of Syrian forces entrenched on the Golan Heights in the North. At the end of six days of fighting, previous cease-fire lines were replaced by new ones, with Judea, Samaria, Gaza, the Sinai Peninsula, and the Golan Heights under Israel’s control. As a result, the northern villages were freed from 19 years of recurrent Syrian shelling; the passage of Israeli and Israel-bound shipping through the Straits of Tiran was ensured; and Jerusalem, which had been divided under Israeli and Jordanian rule since 1949, was reunified under Israel’s authority.
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.
As you can see, these were major events.
Dates of the Coming Tetrad 2-14-2015
The following is a direct quote from NASA:
March 27, 2014: For people in the United States, an extraordinary series of lunar eclipses is about to begin.
The action starts on April 15th when the full Moon passes through the amber shadow of Earth, producing a midnight eclipse visible across North America. So begins a lunar eclipse tetrad—a series of 4 consecutive total eclipses occurring at approximately six month intervals. The total eclipse of April 15, 2014, will be followed by another on Oct. 8, 2014, and another on April 4, 2015, and another on Sept. 28 2015
Now let’s see how these eclipses coincide with Jewish holy days, or ‘feasts.’
The sabbatical year in the seven-year cycle begins on Rosh Hashanah on September 25, 2014, and ends on Rosh Hashanah on September 13 – 14, 2015 — the day of a partial solar eclipse 2000-year history of blood-red moons’ connection to Passover and Sukkoth. During this century, the only string of four consecutive blood moons that coincide with God’s holy days of Passover in the spring… and the autumn’s Feast of Tabernacles (also called Sukkoth) occur in 2014 and 2015 on today’s Gregorian calendar.
What About Previous Tetrads on Jewish Holy Days?
Of the 87 tetrads that have occurred since the time of Christ, only 8 have fallen on Jewish feast days. Those eight occurred in the following years: 162-163 (unknown as to what change, if any, was being announced), 795-796 (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), 842-843 (shortly after the eclipses the Vatican church in Rome was attacked and looted by an Islamic invasion from Africa) , 860-861 (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), 1428-1429 (following the eclipses, Jews are expelled from Speyer Germany and from Eger Bohemia), 1493-1494 (detailed above), 1949-1950 (detailed above) and 1967-1968 (detailed above). (Source: Alf and Julie Saunders, “The Coming Blood Moons, “www.pray4zion.org/TheComingBloodMoons.html and http://www.pray4zion.org/TheComingBloodMoons.html)
Does a Biblical Correlation Exist?
The biblical basis for the blood moons doesn’t indicate any tetrads (a series of 4 total lunar eclipses), it just mentions one ‘blood moon’.
Joel 2:30 -31 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.
Acts 2:20 The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before that great and glorious Day of the Lord.
Luke 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.
Note that this ‘blood moon’ occurs before (not at or after) the Day of the Lord.
Also, the book of Revelation describes the same thing.
Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.
As you can see, there is no pattern of eclipses indicated. That does not mean that God is not signalling significant change with these coming eclipses. He said in Genesis that the planets and stars were put there to be ‘signs’ to mankind
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 (Hebrew “owth” which means “signals”), and for seasons, and for days, and years.
What About Future Tetrads?
We went through 2090 and found five more tetrads, but none of them line up with Jewish holy days. Most scholars agree that when Jesus said, “this generation shall not pass before all these things are fulfilled,” that he was talking about the generation that began when Israel was re-established as a nation. There is disagreement on what a ‘generation’ is, exactly, in terms of years but the predominant line of thought is 100 years. One hundred years from 1948, when Israel was re-established, brings us to 2048 and we have gone beyond and have found no tetrads occuring on Jewish holy days.
Future Tetrads do Not Fall on Jewish Holy Days
Future tetrads will occur in the years shown below, but none of them occur on Jewish holy days.
Is Significant Change Coming?
I believe significant change is coming, whether or not the coming blood-moons indicate it. We have major, reputable economists and business investors warning that a major worldwide economic collapse is imminent. We have Islamic terrorists trying to take over area after area, country after country, leaving their death and destruction wherever they go. We have Iran close to becoming nuclear capable; in sixteen seconds Iran can cause more deaths than the Jewish holocaust if they do get nukes.
Friend, the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ is nearing; if not this decade, perhaps the next. If not that, perhaps the next. The Biblical directive is that we have been ‘in the end times’ since the resurrection of Jesus Christ and he could return at any moment in time. There are no additional ‘signs’ given to the Christian church that have to happen before he returns. By stating over and over again in the Bible that Jesus is ‘coming soon,’ God wants us to know and believe that his return is always imminent. This gives us hope, because it will indeed happen on God’s appointed time table.
Is significant change coming? You betcha as they say in Minnesota. Are you ready? Is Jesus your Lord?
Romans 10:9,10 If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Believe and you won’t be caught unaware.