These 4 blood moons were foretold as part of the coming events before the rapture and the second coming of Jesus 7 years later after rapture to fulfil the great and terrible day of the Lord. Among the modern proponents of blood moon prophecies are teachings from the Bible on the Blood Moon Prophecy by some Christian ministers, such as John Hagee and Mark Biltz, which states ongoing tetrad of a series of 4 consecutive lunar eclipses aligning with Jewish Holidays of 6 full moons in between with no intervening partial lunar eclipses. Mark Blitz points out that this is only the ninth time in 2000 years that this has happened where a Tetrad has all four Blood Moons occurring on Jewish feast days. The number “Nine” in Hebrew has the meaning of ‘judgment.’ The last Blood Moon of this Tetrad will be a Super Moon appearing larger than usual. The eclipsed moon will be setting over Jerusalem on a feast day. In the very middle of the Shemitah Jewish Year is a Solar Eclipse. This eclipse path will be in the North Atlantic between Iceland and Ireland travelling north-east into the Arctic Ocean.
In the Jewish tradition this is a sign of bad things to occur for nations of the world. In Leviticus chapter 25 God commands his people to not plant the fields on the seventh year. This is to be a Sabbath Year to rest and honor God. During this year all debts are to be forgiven, slaves set free, the land is to rest, and the economy of the land will be reduced. Shemitah Years can bring down economies, kingdoms or nations that do not follow God’s will. If the people follow God’s Laws the nation is blessed that this time; if not it, can mean bad times for a nation. In Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s book The Mystery of the Shemitah he explains the many unique important events have happen in history on Shemitah Years. this is the first time in 2000 years that a Tetrad of four Blood Moons has occurred all on Jewish feast days and in a Shemitah Year! An unprecedented event. During the last Jubilee Year in 1967, State of Israel took possession of Jerusalem for the first time in 2000 years.
Jerusalem is the holy city in which Solomon built the Temple that God lived in, and Abraham was about to sacrifice his son Isaac. It is also the city where God had his son Jesus sacrificed for mankind’s sins. In September 2015 we start a new Jubilee year. The new Jubilee starts with a partial solar eclipse. It is of special note that this is 40th Jubilee Year since Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem. It is the 70th Jubilee year since the first one proclaimed by God. The number 40 is the Biblical time period of redemption. The number 70 has the Biblical meaning of perfect completion. So this coming Jubilee Year will very likely have very special meaning for mankind. Perfect completion of redemption continues so be prepared! Be right with God. History records blood moons that began with number of Tetrads per Century as follows:- 1. 0-99=0; 2. 100-199=3; 3. 200-299=6; 4. 300-399=4; 5. 400-499=3; 6. 500-599=0; 7. 600-699=0; 8. 700-799=3; 9. 800-899=7; 10. 900-999=6; 11. 1000-1099=0; 12. 1100-1199=0; 13. 1200-1299=0; 14. 1300-1399=6; 15. 1400-1499=4; 16. 1500-1599=6; 17. 1600-1699=0; 18. 1700-1799=0; 19. 1800-1899=0; 20. 1900-1999=5; 21. 2000-2099=8.
What has interested prophecy teachers is not just the number of lunar eclipses in the next two years but the timing of the eclipses. In both 2014 and 2015, a full lunar eclipse will occur on the first day of Passover and the first day of Sukkot the Feast of Tabernacles. In addition to the two lunar eclipses of 2015, two solar eclipses will also occur. Similar lunar eclipses in back-to-back years have happened seven times since the time of Christ. Some occurred in years of significance for the Jewish people, such as 1948 when Israel was granted statehood and 1967 when the Six-Day War was fought. References to a moon like “blood” are found in two passages of the Bible. Joel 2:30–31 says, “I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.” In Revelation 6:12, John describes one of the seal judgments of the Tribulation: “I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood-red and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind.
The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.” Other passages refer to the moon being “darkened” in Matthew 24:29 and Joel 2:10. John’s and Joel’s descriptions of the signs of the Day of the Lord refer to these solar and lunar eclipses. Sceptics prefer other explanations of these phenomena occurring as part of changes in the atmosphere mentioned in Revelation 6:12. The blood-red moon prophecies are signs to alert mankind to awaken and respond to God’s Grace and Mercy before His full wrath is unleashed in judgement then it is too late. The Bible warns against setting dates for the coming of the Lord because that day or hour no one knows” except God the Father in Mark 13:32. Jesus Promised He will not leave His believers as orphans but be with us until the end of the age. Jesus already warns of signs of the times in Matthew 24 to prepare and continue to pray for God to shorten the evil days in Jesus Name. Continue God’s will in obedient service to remain as God’s chosen elect among God’s sheep.
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Data from the NASA eclipse web-site.