Almighty God declares the end from the beginning. So we find in Is 46:10 “Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure” Further in Is 48:3 “I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I showed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass.” The Bible tells us that God created everything for a purpose. In Col 1:16 we read that “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:” (See also Jn 1:3, Ro 11:36, 1Cor 8:6) and there is a time for everything as we read in Ecc 3:1 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”
God said In Gen 1:14 “ 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.” The word “signs” is from the original Hebrew word “Oth” meaning sign or banners, and the word “seasons” is from the original Hebrew word “Moed” meaning appointed time. According to this scripture, the purpose of creating lights in the firmament of the heaven,
a) is to divide the day from night,
b) to be signs, banners,
c) be for seasons,
d) that it will be for days,
e) and that it will be for years.
Because God said, let them be to divide the day from the night, for signs, for seasons and for days, and years, we believe we should pay attention to what God is trying to tell us through these significant signs or banners that are displayed in the sky and extremely significant events taking place in the world during our time. Simply because we don’t want to fall in to the category of people mentioned in Jer 8:7 “Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.”
There are many references in the bible to the Sun and the moon. But based on what God foretold at the very beginning (Gen 1:14) and making it our foundation we can proceed to study the significant events taking place in the sky. One of the significant prophecies is found in the old testament in the book of Joel 2:28-32 which states “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. And I will shew 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 the terrible day of the LORD come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.”
In the New testament, on the day of the Pentecost, we find apostle Peter refer to the above prophecy foretold by prophet Joel after the Holy Spirit was poured on them. In the book of Acts 2:16-21 it states that “ But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
In the present times we have seen the Holy Spirit being poured out on the people as God promised. This outpouring of the Holy Spirit on people (flesh) that began on the very first Pentecost still continue to happen. In other wards it is correct to say that prophecy of Joel In the book of Joel 2:28-32 began it’s fulfillment on the very first Pentecost and the prophecy is being fulfilled since that day to date. Even the signs in the sky too have continued as God promised, although much attention has not been paid to them as it is now.
When God created heavens, he put sun, moon and stars as signs. In the Hebrew bible, in Job 38:32 we come across the word Mazzaroth, which is translated to Zodiac (Zodiac is from the word zodi meaning “the way”) or constellations. Job 38:32 “Can you bring forth mazzaroth in its season and Arcturus with her satellites or can you guide. The Mazaroth can be referred to as a giant belt or a screen that passes around the earth. Even as it passes round the earth it tells a story or has signs for us. It is believed that the knowledge associated with it was handed down to Adam and to his sons subsequently and to Noah before the flood. Of course some corrupted this knowledge and today there are wrong practices associated with it. But we are not talking about astrology here, which is a practice to forecast ones future. Bible forbids such things and it is evil. We are only interested in what God said and what those signs are. Consider Ps 19: 1-4 which states “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night shows knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth and their words to the end of the world. In them has he set a tabernacle for the sun” So we are interested in the knowledge it speaks of. God also used a star as a sign at the birth of Jesus Christ. In Matt 2:2 “…. Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.” (Consider Matt 2:11 – it is God himself who warns magi not to return to Herod) Ps 147:4 tells us that ““He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.” And also in Is 40:26 “Lift up your eyes on high And see who has created these stars, The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one of them is missing.” Also in Rom 10:18 Apostle Paul is addressing the question: had the Jews heard that Messiah had come? He replies by quoting Ps 19:1-4 “But I say, have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.” He takes the position that something had already happened in the stars which indicated to the Jews that the Messiah had come.
Another similar prophecy refers to a particular day that is the “THE DAY OF THE LORD’. (See also Joel 2:10 and Joel 3:15) which is a day that is still in the future. The events of the Day of the Lord are still to happen. We find another significant prophecy relating to “THE DAY OF THE LORD’ in Rev 16:12-17 with the opening of the sixth seal. Even though these events refer to a dreadful day we are not without hope. It calls for repentance Joel 1:13-20 and 2: 12-17 and further in Acts 2:21 we find assurance “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE FEASTS OF THE LORD – LEVITICUS CHAPTER 23
According to NASA Five Millennium Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: 1999 to + 3000 (2000BCE to 3000 CE)
- Number of lunar eclipses ( all eclipses) = 12,064 for the above period
- Total lunar eclipses = 3,479 for the above period
- Lunar tetrads (four total lunar eclipses in a row with no intervening lunar eclipse) = 142 for the above period.
- Of these only 62 tetrads fall under the period 1AD to 2100 AD.
- Out of these 62 tetrads only 8 fall on biblical Feast Days. (For the period 1 to 2100 AD.)
It is interesting to note that there have been only seven tetrads or back-to-back blood moon occurrences exactly falling on the feasts of the Lord, namely the 1st day of Passover and the 1st day of Sukkot, since AD1. The tetrad coming in 2014 and 2015 will be the eighth. And there will be no blood moon tetrads, falling on Biblical Feast days for about next six hundred years. That is how significant the 3rd messianic tetrads are. It is the Almighty God who said in Gen 1:14 “let them be for signs…” and it is he himself that gave Moses on Mount Sinai the dates and observances of the seven feasts. And he said “these are my feasts” (Lev 23:1). Further in (Lev 23:4) states “These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which you shall proclaim in their appointed times.” This chapter is significant as God’s eternal plan from chaos to eternity is revealed through the nature and timing of these seven annual feasts of the Lord. The Hebrew word translated “Feasts” means appointed times. The sequencing and timing of these feasts are orchestrated by God himself and ordered to be observed so that we many know and understand the promises and providence of God. The feasts are also called “Holy convocations”; that is they are times of meeting between God and man for “Holy Purposes”
The seven Feasts of The Lord are,
1. Passover (Pesach), Good Friday (crucifixion of Jesus Christ)
2. Unleavened Bread (Chag Hamotzi), pursuit of holiness.
3. First Fruits (Yom habikkurim), Easter (Resurrection of Jesus Christ)
4. Feast of Weeks (Shavu’ot), Pentecost.
Prophecy contained in the above four Feasts were fulfilled during Jesus Christ’s first coming to the earth. They were fulfilled right on the auspicious Hebrew calendar dates, on which they have been celebrated in times past, the same date will be celebrated forever more.
- Passover – fulfilled at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ/Yeshua on Nisan 14 in the Spring of 32AD.
- Feast of unleavened Bread – Fulfilled by Jesus/Yeshua at his burial in the tomb on Nisan 15th in the spring of 32AD
- Feast of First fruits – Fulfilled by Jesus /Yeshua at His Resurrection on Nisan 17th in the spring of 32AD
- Feast of Pentecost – As promised by Jesus/Yeshua, the Holy Spirit came of the Day of Pentecost on Sivan 7 in the summer of 32AD.
We now continue to celebrate the fulfillment of these promises. A gap of nearly 2018 years exists since the fulfillment of promises of the above Feasts. This gap is necessary in order that the Gospel of Jesus Christ be proclaimed in all the nations. The following Fall Feasts await fulfillment on future holy days on the Hebrew Calendar. One should not be surprised that Jesus Christ fulfilled these promises of the above Feasts for the word of God says John 1:3 “All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.” Also in Romans 11:36 it says, “For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen.” Again in Colossians 1:16 “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:” The following Fall Feasts await fulfillment on future holy days on the Hebrew Calendar. And in spectacular way they too will be fulfilled by Jesus Christ himself. So the question is not whether they will be fulfilled but whether we will recognize when they are being fulfilled. For according to John 1:10 which says “He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.” Let us not fall to the category of people that do not recognize him.
5. Trumpets (Yom Teru’ah),
6. Atonement (Yom kippur),
7. Tabernacles (Sukkot),
LUNAR ECLIPSES DURING PASSOVER/TABERNACLES IN 32AD – 33AD
Two total lunar eclipses and two partial lunar eclipses occurred on the Passover/tabernacle feasts in 32 AD – 33 AD in the years before and after the Crucifixion of Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ).Luke 23:44 accounts the supernatural Solar eclipse that took place on 3rd April 33AD. The world has since witnessed seven “Tetrads” coinciding with events impacting Jewish People and Christians.
THE SEVEN BIBLICAL TETRADS SINCE 1AD AND EVENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THEM.
162 AD to 163 AD Tetrad
Four TOTAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover and Feast of Tabernacles in 162 – 163 AD
- This occurrence coincided with the worst persecution of Jews and Christians in the history of the Roman Empire.
- Thousands martyred in Rome’s arenas.
- During the spring of 162 AD Rome was suddenly flooded by the River Tiberas which lead to a severe famine.
- Within 3 years, the Antonine Plague killed eight million people, a third of the population.
- Jews remained scattered among the nations.
795 AD -796 AD Tetrad
Four TOTAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover and Yom Kippur Holidays in 795 AD – 796 AD.
- King Charlemagne of the Holy Roman Empire established a buffer zone between France and Spain, which halted Islamic invasion into Western Europe. This was a key turning point in spread of Christianity in Europe and stability of Jews in the region.
- Jews remained scattered among the nations.
842 AD – 843 AD Tetrad
Four TOTAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover and Yom Kippur Holidays in 842 AD – 843 AD.
- Coincided with the break-up of the Carolingian Empire in Europe weakening the position of the Jews in Europe and setting the stage for their future persecution.
- Shortly after the eclipses the Vatican church in Rome was attacked and looted by an Islamic invasion from Africa.
- Jews remained scattered among the nations.
860 AD – 861 AD Tetrad
Four TOTAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover and Feast of Tabernacles 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. This kept Islam confined to Asia Minor and the Middle East, allowing the continued spread of Christianity in Europe thus allowing Jews to live in relatively security.
- Jews remained scattered among the nations.
1493 AD – 1494 Tetrads
Four TOTAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover and the Feast of Trumpets Holidays in 1493-1494. AD.
- Only months after King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain ordered Jewish people to leave the country. Spain was the second homeland for the Jewish people after about 200 AD. The entire Jewish community, some 200,000 was expelled from Spain and its territories.
- This is also an important year to Jewish and American people for it is in this year that Christopher Columbus discovered America which became home for more than 5 million Jews outside Israel.
- Jews remained scattered among the nations.
1949 to 1950 Tetrad (A Messianic Tetrad)
Four TOTAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover and Feast of Tabernacle in 1949 – 1950.
- This is during the 1st Arab- Israel war for independence after Israel becoming a nation for the 1st time in 2000 years.
- Israel was declared an independent nation on May 14th, 1948 Even though Israel declared themselves a nation in 1948 they had only a transitional government. The first permanent government took office on January 25th 1949.
- The Knesset passed the “Law of Return” on July 5th, 1950 which gave Jews the right to settle in Israel and obtain citizenship.
- Jews regathered and Israel became a nation.
1967 to 1968 Tetrad (Messianic Tetrad)
Four TOTAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover and Feast of Tabernacle 1967 – 1968.
- Coincided with the “6-day war” of June, with Israel recapturing Jerusalem and capturing critical positions of land including Judea, Samaria the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights.
- Jews re gathered, Israel a nation and Jerusalem regained.
2014 to 2015 Tetrad (Messianic Tetrad)
There were Four TOTAL lunar eclipses on the following days. These dates fell on the Jewish Passover and Feast of Tabernacles.
April 15th, 2014 – Passover April 4th 2015 – Passover
October 8th 2014 – tabernacle Sept 28th 2015 – Tabernacle
The other interesting facts are
- In all these Tetrads, the 1st blood moon occurred on the Passover which is the 1st annual fest.
- The second blood moon for the year occurred on the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) which is the 7th and the final annual feast.
- Month of Av is month mourning for the Jews.
In addition to all these facts consider the following remarkable findings,
a) The occurrence of a perigee – of the Earth-Moon-Sun System – A Super Moon,
b) The Super Moon is also a Blood Moon,
c) Both above events happened on a God’s appointed Holy Day,
d) All above events happened in the sequence of a Tetrad, all occurring on God’s appointed times,
e) All above events (a – d) taking place on the 3rd Messianic Tetrad (the 8th tetrad) out of the 8 Tetrads since Ad 1.
f) The Super Blood Moon was visible from Jerusalem. (usually all blood moons are not visible from Jerusalem),
g) If 1967 marked the Jubilee year, liberation of Jerusalem, during the 6 day war, then the next Jubilee year fall on 2016.
h) The occurrence of Star of David planetary alignment which occurs when certain planets form a geometric configuration of “two interlocking triangles that have six equidistant points within a 360 degree circle. One triangle is facing up and the other facing down in a two dimensional aspect ratio”. Another interesting fact about these occurrences that has taken place since 1990s is that the 13th of it began on July 22 2013 leading up to the Tetrad of 2014-15. There will be no alignment for the next 100 years.
i) In addition to the tetrads there were three solar eclipses within this period.
On Adar 29/Nissan 1, March 20 2015. (Full solar eclipse)
The Feast of Trumpets, September 13 2015 (partial solar eclipse)
On 9th March 2016. (Full solar eclipse).
These days are of prophetic significance.
The trend with the tetrads, solar eclipses and planetary alignments.
What does the Jewish tradition say concerning Blood moon occurrences? Following is a quote from the Talmud of Jewish traditions:
Succah 29a Our Rabbis taught when the sun is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for the whole world. This may be illustrated by a parable. To what can this be compared? To a human being who made a banquet for his servants and put up for them a lamp. When he became wroth with them he said to his servant, ‘Take away the lamp from them, and let them sit in the dark’. It was taught: R. Meir said, whenever the luminaries are in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel since they are inured to blows. This may be compared to a school teacher who comes to school with a strap in his hand. Who becomes apprehensive? He who is accustomed to be daily punished. Our Rabbis taught, When the sun is in eclipse it is a bad omen for idolaters; when the moon is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel, since Israel reckons by the moon and idolaters by the sun. If it is in eclipse in the east, it is a bad omen for those who dwell in the east; if in the west, it is a bad omen for those who dwell in the west; if in the midst of heaven it is bad omen for the whole world. If its face is red as blood, [it is a sign that] the sword is coming to the world; if it is like sack-cloth, the arrows of famine are coming to the world; if it resembles both, the sword and the arrows of famine are coming to the world. If the eclipse is at sunset calamity will tarry in its coming; if at dawn, it hastens on its way: but some say the order is to be reversed. And there is no nation which is smitten that its gods are not smitten together with it, as it is said, and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments. But when Israel fulfill the will of the Omnipresent, they need have no fear of all these [omens] as it is said, Thus saith the HaShem,’ Learn not the way of the nations, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the nations are dismayed at them, the idolaters will be dismayed, but Israel will not be dismayed. Our Rabbis taught, On account of four things is the sun in eclipse: On account of an Ab Beth din who died and was not mourned fittingly; on account of a betrothed maiden who cried out aloud in the city and there was none to save her; on account of sodomy, and on account of two brothers whose blood was shed at the same time. And on account of four things are the luminaries in eclipse: On account of those who perpetrate forgeries, on account of those who give false witness; on account of those who rear small cattle in the land of Israel; and on account of those who cut down good trees.”
This is a Jewish tradition. It can give us some understanding about the trend of the tetrads. But we must remember that they are not above the commandments of God. Remember that Jesus sometimes chastised Jews who believed their traditions above what the Bible teaches: He said to them, “All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition. (Mark 7:9) Deut 4:19 also says “And beware not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which the LORD your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.” So we will consider these signs only in light of what God foretold in Gen 1:14.
When we consider the events associated with the Tetrads what is evident is that the Jewish people had gone through a time of persecution with the appearing of the tetrads but God had preserved them during the time of persecution and at the end they have emerged victorious. Events relating to the last two Tetrads show that the Nation of Israel had engaged in a war to defend herself and they have defended themselves successfully and gained new territory. If this trend prevails, one could expect the Nation of Israel to engage in a war to defend herself. Since these events are events that are preordained by God himself we could expect that the Nation of Israel to win the war eventually and gain control over new territories. Another trend that could expect is that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to have a strong government and other progressive work that has prophetic significance such as Jews returning to their land will continue to happen even though the Nation of Israel is engaged in a war. Could we also see progressive work in Judea, Samaria, Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights?
Solar eclipses are considered a sign for the nations. In the Ollivette discourse referring to the conditions of this world, Jesus Christ said that nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. According to Strong’s concordance the word nation is really from the original Greek word “ethnos”. There are so many ongoing ethnic wars around the world today. The present Middle East crisis too is ethnic in nature.
WHAT DOES ALL THESE SIGNS TELL US?
God spoke about signs. In the First book of the Bible, Genesis, in the first chapter itself (i.e. Gen 1:14) God intended lights in the firmament of the heaven to be a sign for humanity. Also in Psalms 104:19 word of God states that “He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knows it’s going down.’ Psalmist also said in Ps 8:3 “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; what is man, that you are mindful of him? and the son of man, that you visit him?” Referring to the descendants of King David Psalmist remarked in Ps 89:37 “it will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky.” In this scripture we see that moon is considered as a faithful witness, even though Psalmist did not see or hear all the information this generation know about the moon.
If you consider the pattern of the 3rd and last Messianic Tetrad (April 2014-Sep 28th 2015) the sign God is giving us is phenomenal. There has never been a sign like this before. What is also significant is that there will not be a sign or banner like this banner in the sky. Joel 2:31 states “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.” I would like to emphasize on the word “before”this scripture is carrying. We know that Biblical Tetrads do not occur very frequently. There is a quite a long gap between them. The fact that there will be no blood moon tetrads for about another six hundred years is also noteworthy. It is believed that the second coming of Christ will take place in two phases. Firstly the rapture of the believers or the church, when Christ will come for his saints. (Parousia or presence).The second phase is when Christ will come with his saints. (Epiphany or appearing of Christ.) There are varying views as to the time of rapture. Some believe in Pre-tribulation rapture, some in mid-tribulation rapture and some in post-tribulation rapture. There some scholars who teach about pre-wrath rapture. Is this blood moon tetrad a sign of pre-tribulation rapture? When the Disciples asked Jesus Christ as recorded in Matt 24:3 “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming,” Jesus said “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When its branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near” Jesus Christ was referring to the nation of Israel. Israel became a nation in one day fulfilling a prophecy of prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 66:8. And Jews are coming to the land of Israel from various parts of the world. It is believed that there are more Jews in Israel than in diaspora. We know that according to Daniel 9:27 the nation of Israel will sign a covenant deal which will trigger the beginning of the 70th week. And the second phase of the second coming of Christ will take place only at the end of the 70th week. Since this covenant deal has not been signed by the Nation of Israel and 70th week has not yet started, the second phase of the second coming of Christ cannot happen during the blood moon tetrad period. But we do see that the stage is set for something big. So this could be the last sign we see “before” the coming of the day of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The perfect symmetry displayed in the 2014-2015 Messianic tetrads is drawing our attention to a phenomenon our minds cannot comprehend at this time.
Symmetry means self-similarity. Symmetry often describes self-similarity in a geometrical shape through direct repletion, or with rotation or mirroring. It is a very powerful concept and is used in mathematics in general, in physics and in many branches of science and often leads to new proofs and concepts.
The natural world is full of symmetry. From insects to animals and even in human beings we find this symmetry. In the graph 8A, we see perfect symmetry in relation to the number of days.
For a perfect Solar eclipse to occur a moon must appear to be exactly the same size in the sky as the sun. There are over 150 moons in the solar system but a perfect solar eclipse does not take place as those moons are of wrong sizes and wrong distances from the sun to create the perfect perspective of a solar eclipse. However here on earth, it is so arranged in perfect order. The sun is 400 times the diameter of the moon and it is also 400 times further away from the earth. So when our moon passes in front of the sun it can completely obscure it. How wonderfully has God created all these things? However it has been observed that the moon is drifting away from earth about 4 centimeters per year. With this trend a perfect solar eclipse will not be possible in the distant future. It has been observed that the frequency of tetrads is variable over time. Occurrence of tetrads is also tied to the slowly decreasing eccentricity of earth’s orbit. In the distant future when earth’s eccentricity becomes zero occurrences of tetrads will not be possible. All these observations, findings tell us that we are living in at a significant time that is precisely planned by God. Hence we can see these most precious astronomical events, which are also been foretold in the Bible and carry a warning to us.
Is this perfect symmetry tetrad drawing our attention to a change in the seasons? What changes are we to expect? God also said in Gen 1:14 let them be for days and be for years. Consider the picture 8A and the beautiful symmetry we can see. It will be interesting to follow the world events during these periods. Especially world events involving Middle East and Israel. There will be events of prophetic significance that will take place during these periods. Let’s go back to latter months of 2010, with the Arab Spring and the subsequent fall of dictators of those nations, majority of people expected democratic governments to be formed. Yet it did not happen that way. In the book of Daniel chapter 2, Daniel interprets the dream king Nebuchadnezzar saw, the dream of the large statue. Isn’t it wonderful how Daniel expressed his praises to God and the words used are remarkable. Daniel 2:21 states “He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.” The dream revealed the beast empires to come from the time of Daniel therefore the two previous empires; Egyptian and Assyrian were not included in the “statue. Head of gold stands for Babylonian empire(3rd beast empire), breast and arms of silver stands for Medo-persian empire(4th beast empire), belly and thighs of bronze stands for Greek empire(5th beast empire) legs of iron stands for Roman empire(6th beast empire). The seventh beast empire not mentioned in the Old Testament is the Nazi Germany which persecuted Jewish diaspora. The feet of the statue partly of iron and partly of baked clay, depicts the final or the eighth beast empire that is to come. The final beast empire will consist of ten kingdoms or nations (ten horns described in Daniel 7:7, Rev 13:1 and Daniel 2:41). How do we identify these nations? In Deu 32:8 Moses said “When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.” The same was confirmed by Paul in Act 17:26 “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation”. Based on this understanding, we can trace back the ten specific lines of ancestral descent of the ten nations, to the table of nations given in Genesis 10. We know that these ten nations will be associated with the end time events. And Ezekiel 38:2-3 identifies three nations namely Magog, Meshech and Tubal. These nations represent the present day Russia, Germanic areas, western part of Russia and west-central part of Russia. Ezekiel 38:5 identifies another 3 nations namely Persia (present day Iran) Cush (present day areas of Ethiopia/eastern Sudan and Put (present day Libya). Ezekiel 38:6 also lists two more nations Gomer (present day Ukraine) Togamah from the far north (present day south western Russia/eastern Turkey) Daniel 2:34-35 states the rock cut out but not by human hands struck the statues on its feet of iron and clay and then the iron, the clay the bronze the silver and the gold (given in the reverse order) were all broken to pieces and became like chaff on the threshing floor in the summer. Which indicate that Babylon (present day Iraq) and Greece will too be incorporated into the final best empire as part of the feet of iron and clay. The 8th and final beast empire will include all of previous beast empires that dominated Jerusalem except Egyptian and Assyrian empires. All these areas/nations mention, go through some sought of turmoil at present. I believe that the 8th blood moon tetrad is a sign of warning of the coming 8th and final beast empire?
Jesus Christ referred to the generation of his time as a wicked and adulterous generation. They asked for a sign but they were denied. The privilege of that generation to receive a sign was withdrawn of them due to their spiritual blindness, grossness and idle curiosity. Matt 16:24 “A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah. And he left them, and departed.” (See also Matt 12:39, and Luke 11:29) We are indeed a privilege generation. From the time of Jesus Christ, many were interested and inquired about the sign of Christ’s 2nd coming and the end of the age. Prophets, believers, even apostles. But none of them had the privilege to see and understand what we understand now. One must remember that there is a responsibility that is tied to that understanding. That is to blow the trumpet to alert others. And also to watch and pray. I myself believe that time is short and must do everything possible to work during the day. Let us be children of the day and not of the night.
I believe the sign calls for repentance, correction and preparation for the difficult times ahead.
HOW TO PREPARE OURSELVES FOR THESE TIMES
- You need to prepare yourself spiritually and physically. Find time to pray for you, for your family and others.
- The first instruction we receive from Christ is “Watch out that no one deceives you.”
We are living in a time where there is so much deception. Therefore Ask Abba Father to grant you the Spirit of discernment.
- If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, make a wise decision. According to Romans 10:9 “That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.”
- Be borne again and be a new creation in Christ Jesus and seek fellowship/advice from mature Christians who could help in your spiritual walk.
- Put your life and you’re loved once in order. For it is not business as usual.
- Pray that you and your loved once will not turn away from faith and will continue to increase in love and will stand firm to the end.
- Make every effort to take the Gospel of the kingdom of Jesus Christ to the world.
- Pray that we will escape all these things.
- Jesus Christ said in Matt 24:32-33 “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When its branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near: So likewise you, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors” The fig tree in this parable is the Nation of Israel. Indicating to us end times are near even at the door.
- Pray for Jerusalem and for the Nation of Israel and its leaders.
- Keep oil in your lamp, be filled with the Holy Spirit and be the faithful and wise servant God expects us to be.
We are instructed to be ready for his return. As in the parable of ten virgins, we are to live with the expectation of his return for no one knows the hour the Son of Man (Jesus Christ) will return.
- Remember we are privilege to be borne in this generation. If Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior and you have prepared your selves and done what is required of you there is nothing to fear. According to Ephesians 1: the same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is in you to transform your body to a glorified body at his appearance.
THE MOST significant event that took place during the years 2010 to 2019 is the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by a Republican US President namely President Donald Trump and Moving US embassy to Jerusalem. With this move false Jerusalem will be exposed and a world-wide spiritual revival will take place.
Graphs by Paul Grevas-Bloodmoonscoming.com