A full lunar eclipse is a bit rare. It’s called a blood moon because only the infra-red band of light gets around the earth and bounces off the moon to be seen by us, only in certain places on the globe depending on the angle. What’s even more rare is when 4 of these blood moons happen in a row.
(Additional background about moon signs here).
What’s even more rare is when all four of these consecutive blood moons occur on YHWH’s Feast Days, commonly and erroneously known as Jewish Festivals. (In the Bible, the Feasts are called “The Feasts of YHWH,” never “Jewish Feasts”).
So, four consecutive blood moons, all occurring on Feasts of YHWH. And that’s what is going to happen in 2014 and 2015. Meaning,
Israel will see the world will witness full lunar eclipses on Passover 2014, Tabernacles 2014, Passover 2015, and Tabernacles 2015.
Ok, back up a little, and let’s get a few questions out of the way:
“Does YHWH use the moon for signs?”
Yes: Genesis 1:14, Luke 21:25.
“Are Feasts relevant to YHWH, and related to the moon?”
Yes: Leviticus 23.
“Are blood-red moons prophetic in Scripture?”
Yes: Joel 2:10,31; Acts 2:20; Rev. 6:12.
Update: I just received a photo of the June 15 eclipse so I’ll insert it below:
June 15, 2011 Blood Moon Eclipse Photo by Mr. Roberts, Brisbane Australia
Ok, so after the June 15 2011 blood moon, we have a group of four consecutive blood moons in 2014-2015, ALL occurring on YHWH’s Feast Days. When’s the last time this happened?
Oh, 1967-1968. The season of the 6 Days War in Israel. That would be the one where Jerusalem became a unified city under Jewish rule for the first time in like, 2000 years.
Four consecutive blood moons (full lunar eclipses) occurring each time on Moedim (appointed times of YHWH): namely, Passover 1967, Tabernacles 1967, Passover 1968, Tabernacles 1968.
Blood moon = full lunar eclipse
Tetrad = four consecutive blood moons
Jewish Tetrad = a Tetrad where each of four consecutive blood moon occurs on a Festival of Leviticus 23.
So, the world previously witnessed a Jewish Tetrad in ’67-’68.
When is the previous time before that?
Passover 1949, Tabernacles 1949, Passover 1950, Tabernacles 1950.
Some say that’s the fig tree blossoming, others might say it would be 1967, either way:
Mt 24:32-33, Lk 21:30-31
And the previous occurrence of four consecutive blood moons, on YHWH’s Feast Days?
1492-1493. I believe that the significance of this could be related to the Spanish Inquisition and Columbus’ discovery of North America, which arguably became the “wilderness” that the woman of Revelation 12:6 escaped to (the Body of Messiah escaping persecution for a time).
Notice that after 1493, about five centuries pass without another occurrence of this phenomenon – until 1949, as newly reborn Israel is fighting for her life.
Then 1967-68. Next is 2014-2015. I wonder what is in store then?
And to start this next season off, we have blood moons in 2011: June 15 and Dec. 10.
Neither of these blood moons in 2011 occur on a Feast Day; however, they “bracket” a season which encloses the 2014-2015 Tetrad (4-in-a-row) occurring on Feast Days.
The other “bracket” would be the following blood moon on July 27, 2018.
2014-2015 is exactly in the center of the 7-year timeframe from 2011 to 2018.
Teddy’s note: I have personally cross-checked the Feast dates for 1949, 1950, 1967, 1968, 2014, and 2015 according to Hebcal and Torah Calendar and the dates do line up with both calendars.
So, given the significant events which have happened in 1492-3, 1949-50, and 1967-8, what can we expect in 2014-5?
Who knows? But with the nations talking of dividing the Land of Israel to create a Palestinian State, it sounds like a plan which attempts to take action against YHWH’s land:
Isa 54:15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee [Israel] shall fall for thy [Israel’s] sake… (17) No weapon that is formed against thee [Israel] shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of YHWH, and their righteousness is of me, saith YHWH.
Jer 32:40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.
So, here’s a timeline summary:
Major Event – Jews are expelled from Spain in 1492. (ed: Major Event: North America discovered by Christopher Columbus sailing from Spain. USA eventually to become the major protection for Christians and Jews).Year Feast1493 Apr. 2 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Passover1493 Sep. 25 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles)1494 Mar. 22 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Passover
1494 Sep. 15 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles)
Major Event – None for the next 456 Years.
16th Century No Lunar Tetrads on Feast days
17th Century No Lunar Tetrads on Feast Days
18th Century No Lunar Tetrads on Feast Days
19th Century No Lunar Tetrads on Feast Days
Major Event – Israel becomes a Nation in 1948.
1949 Apr. 13 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Passover
1949 Oct. 7 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles)
1950 Apr. 2 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Passover
1950 Sep. 26 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles)
Major Event – 6 Days War – Israel takes control of Jerusalem in 1967.
1967 Apr. 24 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Passover
1967 Oct. 18 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles)
1968 Apr. 13 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Passover
1968 Oct. 6 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles)
Major Event – Broken Peace Agreement?
2014 Apr. 15 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Passover
2014 Oct. 8 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles)
2015 Apr. 4 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Passover
2015 Sep. 28 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles)
Major Event – None for the next 500 years.
22nd Century No Lunar Tetrads on Feast Days
23rd Century No Lunar Tetrads on Feast Days
24th Century No Lunar Tetrads on Feast Days
25th Century No Lunar Tetrads on Feast Days
(above timeline credit: http://joybysurprise.com/Sign_of_Messiah_s_Return.html)
Additional notes and figures, from:
“The last Jewish Tetrad happens to be bracketed perfectly by two central lunar eclipses which naturally define both a seven year period according to Daniel 9 and a seventy year period according to Luke 21:32, and Psalms 90:10.
“And as a final note ALL of the eclipses that fall on high holidays, happen to be visible from Jerusalem.”
Time line (Luke 21:32, Psalms 90:10, Dan 9)
1948 + 70 years = 2018
1968 + 50 years = 2018
2011 + 7 years =2018
Time line (Daniel 9)
June 2011 + (2520 Days + 30 Days + 45 Days) = July 2018
More figures below, from:
“June 15 2011(Blood moon) to July 23 2018 is 2595 days (1260 + 1335 days given to us in the Book of Daniel) and just 4 days later is July 27 2018 (Blood moon) a total of 2599 days.”
Lastly, a word from June 12 (by my count of the Omer, that’s Pentecost/Shavuot 2011!!) from Prophet Kim Clement:
“My hand is opening an extraordinary door, leading to something glorious that I’ve kept specifically for this generation. The marketplace will be shaken and my Spirit shall cause wells to spring up in places least expected.
“On Tuesday, I require all of My warriors to shut their mouths.” Wow! A silent day? Impossible. But then He proceeded, “I want to hear NO COMPLAINING or negative words proceeding from their mouths on Tuesday specifically.”
“Then those who feared the Lord SPOKE TO ONE ANOTHER…..AND THE LORD LISTENED….AND HEARD THEM; SO A BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE WAS WRITTEN BEFORE HIM FOR THEM THAT FEARED THE LORD, AND THAT THOUGHT UPON HIS NAME.” The word “spoke” in Hebrew is Dabar which means to “commune, command, declare, pronounce and subdue.” The word “thought” is Chashab which means, “to value and weave.” YES!!!!
[ from http://www.facebook.com/notes/prophet-kim-clement/special-message-from-kim-after-time-in-his-prayer-garden/214805951893330 ]
And now, for a few more sites and headlines for further reading:
Blood Red Moons In The Tribulation