"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." (Acts 2:19-21; cf. Joel 2:30-31)
"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. ... And WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN TO COME TO PASS, THEN LOOK UP, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." (Luke 21:25, 28)
The basic meaning of that word “seasons” used in Genesis 1:14 is “set time” or “time appointed” and is translated as such. In Leviticus 23:4 it is translated both as “feasts” and “seasons” in the same verse (see verses above).
Back in 2011 I heard about an astronomical phenomenon called a tetrad. A tetrad is when there are 4 total lunar eclipses in a row without partial eclipses between them. I saw a video by Prophecy in the News about this, and researched it and found that there had been 7 tetrads since the time of Christ that fell on the “feasts of the LORD” of Leviticus 23. All fell on the first and last of the 7 feasts, Passover and Tabernacles, in consecutive years. I checked it out on the NASA website and against the Hebrew calendar, and found that it was true. All this is absolutely wonderful to me, especially in light of the Scriptures! So I want you to know about it too!
THE LAST 2 TETRADS:
The last 2 of the 7 tetrads have very strong prophetic significance. Namely, the Tetrad of 1949/50 and the Tetrad of 1967/68.
Remember, Passover and Tabernacles are the 1st and last of the 7 “feasts of the LORD.”
After 1,878 years of exile from the Land, Israel was reestablished as a nation on May 14, 1948. There was a lunar eclipse on Passover just 21 days (7 + 7 + 7 = 21) before Israel declared Independence, and there was another eclipse on the Feast of Tabernacles on October 18, 1948, but neither were total eclipses.
However, just 3 days after the War of Independence ended was Passover (April 13, 1949) and a total lunar eclipse (blood moon) and another blood moon on Tabernacles (October 7, 1949); and the same thing again in 1950 on Passover (April 2, 1950) and Tabernacles (September 26, 1950).
Likewise, another tetrad began just 45 days before Israel regained her capital, Jerusalem, on June 7, 1967 during the Six Day War. On Passover (April 24, 1967) there was a blood Moon, and again on the Feast of Tabernacles (October 18, 1967); and 2 more total eclipses in 1968 on Passover (April 13, 1968) and on Tabernacles (October 6, 1968).
2011 COMETS ELENIN & HONDA:
These comets that flew by in 2011 were interesting Biblically for the following reasons:
1. Earth, Elenin, the Sun, and Mercury were in alignment on September 28 and 29. From the evening of 28 September to the evening of the 29th was the Biblical Feast of Trumpets, a foreshadowing of the Rapture (Leviticus 23:23-25; cf. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52). Furthermore, the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly was in session from September 28th to 30th. They discussed whether to unilaterally declare a Palestinian state. The Bible gives this parting of the Land of Israel as a reason for God's judgment on the nations during the 7 year Tribulation. In the Book of the Prophet Joel God states:
Joel 3:2: "I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land."
2. When Elenin and Honda became visible together on the night of 7 October it was the beginning of
the Feast of Atonement, a picture of the 7 year Tribulation (Leviticus 23:26-32; cf. Daniel 9:27, 12:1; Matthew 24:21). Could these 2 comets have been a picture of God's 2 Hebrew witnesses during the first half of the Tribulation? God had the Apostle John to write:
Revelation 11:3-4: "And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth."
3. When Elenin was closest to the Earth on October 16, 17 & 18, at 22 million miles, it was right in the middle of the Feast of Tabernacles, a type of the Millennial reign of Christ, and the eternal state after that (Leviticus 23:33-43; cf. Revelation 20:1-6, 21:1-7).
PURIM IN THE 20TH CENTURY:
On 8 March, 2012 (which was the 1st of the 2 days of Purim) while verifying the lunar tetrads of 1949/50 and 1967/68 at the NASA web site I noticed that Purim frequently fell in March. I became curious as checked every time there was a lunar eclipse in February/March during the 20th Century. There were 22 eclipses in March during the 20th Century: 1 fell on Passover, and 21 (7 + 7 + 7 = 21) fell on Purim. Purim is a feast that was added during the days of Esther to celebrate the foiling of evil Hamans genocide plot against the Jews. I take this as a prophetic sign in the heavens of God's protection of Israel. It was in the 20th Century that Israel was reestablished as a Nation after over 1,878 years of wandering in the earth. She has been back in the Land that God promised her for 65 years now.
Matthew 24:32-34: “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.” (cf. Hosea 6:2, 9:10; Joel 1:7; Psalm 90:10; Genesis 6:3)
SOLAR ECLIPSES DURING THE DAYS OF MOURNING:
The 9th of Av on the Jewish calendar is a day of fasting and mourning for the destruction of both Temples, first by the Babylonians in 586 B.C (9th of Av), and again by the Romans in 70 AD (9th of Av). The Jews still observe 21 days of mourning from 17 Tammuz to 9 Av in commemoration of the Roman General Titus' breach of the outer walls of Jerusalem on 17 Tammuz, and his order on the 9th of Av to leveled the Temple to the ground (4 Aug 70 AD). The Nine Days are the darkest days on the Jewish calendar. They are the final 9 days of the days of mourning. There were total solar eclipses for 3 years straight on the first day of the Nine Days on the 1st of Av in 2008, 2009 and 2010 as follows:
August 1, 2008 was the 1st of Av 5768. This Biblical day began at sunset on August 1st and ended at sunset on the 2nd.
July 22, 2009 was the 1st of Av 5769. Day began at sundown on July 21st and ended at sundown on the 22nd.
July 11, 2010 was the 1st of Av 5770. Day began at sunset, July 11th and ended at sunset on the 12th.
COMET ISON’S ARRIVAL ON HANUKKAH IN NOVEMBER 2013:
Comet ISON will be at its closes point to the Sun (perihelion) on Hanukkah, November 28, 2013. It is said that it might be the brightest comet ever.
Hanukkah is an eight-day festival commemorating the victory in 165 BC of the Maccabees over Antiochus IV Epiphanes (215-164 B.C.) and the rededication of the Temple at Jerusalem. Antiochus had set an image of Zeus in the Temple, offered swine upon the altar, and proclaimed himself to be God. The Prophet Daniel prophesied of Antiochus in Daniel 8, and the Prophet Haggai gave the date of the yet future feast (Haggai 2:10-22). Hanukkah is called “the feast of the dedication” in John 10:22.
It is very interesting that near the end of WW I on November 2, 1917 the British issue the Balfour Declaration supporting a Jewish Homeland, and then on Hanukkah of that year (9 December) British General Edmund Allenby liberated Jerusalem from the Ottoman Turks without firing a shot by dropping surrender leaflets on the city from biplanes never before seen by the Ottoman’s fulfilling Isaiah 31:5 to the letter. It has been said that WWI prepared the Land for the Israelites and WW II prepared the Israelites for the Land.
Isaiah 31:5: “As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.”
AN 8TH TETRAD IN 2014-2015 ACCOMPANIED BY SOLOR ECLIPSES:
Eight is the number of new beginnings:
"And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly." (2 Peter 2:5).
"For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water." (1 Peter 3:18-20)
There have been 7 tetrads since Christ’s 1st coming that fell on the “feasts of the LORD.” There is an 8th coming up in 2014/15 and then no more for 549 years. This Tetrad will also be accompanied by 2 solar eclipses. Here is the breakdown for the upcoming Tetrad of 2014/15 and the solar eclipses:
April 14, 2014 -- Feast 1: Passover -- Total Lunar Eclipse (Nisan 14, 5774)
October 8, 2014 -- Feast 7: Tabernacles -- Total Lunar Eclipse (Tishrei 14, 5775)
March 20, 2015 -- New Year for Feast Days -- Total Solar Eclipse (Nisan 1, 5775)
April 3, 2015 -- Feast 1: Passover -- Total Lunar Eclipse (Nisan 14, 5775)
September 13, 2015 -- Feast 5: Trumpets (Civil New Year) -- Partial Solar Eclipse (Elul 29, 5775 ends at sun down & Tishri 1, 5776 begins same evening)
September 27, 2015 -- Feast 7: Tabernacles -- Total Lunar Eclipse (Tishrei 14, 5776)
Every 7th year on 1 Tishri is the day of release (Shemittah). It begins on the 1st day of the new Sabbatical Year or seven year cycle. Personal debts are considered forgiven as of the end of this 7th year (Leviticus 25; Exodus 23:10-11; Deuteronomy 15:1-9, 31:10-11). The Shemittah begins on the Feast of Trumpets which is also the 1st day of the New Civil Year (See September 13, 2015 above). The last 2 Shemittahs, September 17, 2001 (7 days after 9/11), and September 29, 2008 saw the greatest one day Dow Jones stock market drops in history up to those points. That day in 2001 it lost 684.81 points (7%), and in 2008 it lost 777.68 points (7%). Wonder what the 2015 Shemittah holds in store? Rapture, I hope!!!
Interesting numbers are found in the dates of the tetrads with simple subtraction. Here are the tetrad sets: 1) 1949/50; 2) 1967/68; 3) 2014/15. By subtracting 1949 from 1968 (the first of the 1st set from the last of the 2nd set) you get 19. Note: 1968 - 1949 = 19. 2015 - 1967 = 48. Israel's birth year (1948) can be seen in these 3 sets of tetrads; and not only so, but also in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of the complete set of 8 tetrads. This is also found in both aforementioned 3 sets: 2015 - 1949 = 66. The ancient set was 861 - 795 = 66. What does it mean? 66 Bible books? 66 years? Both?
Remember too that 8 means “new beginnings” (Genesis 17:12; Acts 7:8; Deuteronomy 30:6; Ezekiel 11:19, 36:26; Romans 2:28-29; Colossians 2:11; John 3:3-7; Titus 3:5).
In all these signs the Holy Spirit seems to be showing us that Jesus is coming very soon. So what do we do in the mean while?
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"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD. Amen." (Matthew 28:19-20)
"Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works." (Titus 2:13)
-- by John Henry, November 14, 2013
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