Genesis 1:14, (ESV)
"And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years,"
Ten days ago major events occurred in the heavens that should have gained the attention of every believer in Yeshua and His Word, the Bible. Nisan 1, which was March the 20th, was the first day of the Biblical calendar. March the 20th was also the day of a vernal equinox, a full solar eclipse and a super moon. This is the time when the sun and moon come closer together than at any other time. These events should have turned our heads toward the skies. Let's try and put these heavenly signs in perspective.
According to Jewish tradition, a solar eclipse on Nisan 1 is a sign of judgment. This has been absolutely true in the past. On the 9th of Av in 70 AD the Temple was destroyed in Jerusalem. Many know this because the 9th of Av (Tish b'av) is annually remembered for the disasters happening to the Jewish people. The 1st and 2nd Temple destruction are only 2 examples of great sorrow and calamity on this date for God's 'Chosen' people. It is the great day of disaster in the Jewish culture. What many fail to realize though, is that in that same year, there was a solar eclipse on Nisan 1, 70 AD. And then, later that same year, the Romans under Titus attacked Jerusalem and completely destroyed the Temple thus beginning the diaspora.
As for us this year, the implications appear staggering because we have even bigger signs all around us. Remember, in case you weren't aware, we are in the middle of the 'blood red moon' tetrad cycle, where we see 4 blood red moons occurring on Biblical feast days all in a 2-year period. The blood moons began on Passover last year, fell on Tabernacles last fall and do the same thing this year on the same high holy days. Our next blood red moon is set for April 4th this year, Passover.
This 'Blood Moon' tetrad cycle has happened only 7 times since the time of Yeshua the Messiah. The last one was 1967-68 (the Six Day War) and before that in 1949-50 (Israel's War of Independance). Before that, was in 1493-94, when the Spanish Inquisition (King Ferdinand with the blessing of Rome), ordered all Jews refusing to convert to Roman Catholicism to leave the country. Spain had a very large and rich Jewish presence and on the 9th of Av every Jew had to be out. These blood moon harbingers act as sign posts for God's people. The Lord wants to warn His people and the Lord also marks His enemies. How rare, how precise, and how significant are these signs in the heavens around us, if we will only look. Nothing escapes our Lord and He tries to keep us up to speed if we will simply pay attention.
His astronomical signs beckon us.
If the God given blood moon sign post doesn't sway your thinking please take note also that this year is also the Shemitah year! Every 7 years the Lord had the nation of Israel to keep the land fallow for a year according to Torah. They failed. They were sent by the Lord into exile for 70 years to make up for the 490 years they missed observing the Lord's Shemitah blessing. The Shemitah can be a blessing or a curse for God's people depending on the nations relationship with the Lord, and their obeying what He has said. You may not think anything of this, but in 2008, on the last day of the Biblical calendar, Elul 29 (September 29) , the Stock Market crashed and it was the largest economic crash in history. The next largest crash that happened before that occurred on Elul 29 (September 17) in 2001. You see a pattern? You may track this on your own and will see an interesting cycle develop about God's dealing with His people and man's decision making that leaves Adonai out of their wicked, godless system.
Nothing escapes the Lord!
This year portends great disaster for our nation and the nations of the world as it concerns the economy. We are on a pace to see the biggest financial hurricane hit and this warning has been given to us by the Lord and people need to wake up to the realities. The end of the current Shemitah year is September 13th of 2015. The world's economy is in free fall right now and the leaders of the world think war is their only solution. Of course they blame Israel for that too, but that is another blog for another day. I just wonder though. Do you think a person could get odds for this out in Las Vegas? I didn't think so.
Now, if you don't believe in the God of the Bible and are a scoffer and think all of this is coincidental, absurd and of no importance you would, if you are fair, have to agree that the odds of all these events happening at once are (pardon my pun) astronomical. Some believers may also be skeptical. After all, they've been promised a cushy existence here on earth and then they get raptured out. But it is my prayer that everyone can see that there are powers and events in play right now that reveal a swarm of activity, on earth and in the heavens, that can only be described in the Bible.
Gabriel is licking his lips and ready to blow the trumpet, Yeshua the Messiah is coming soon!
According to the Talmud (Jewish commentaries), blood red moons are harbingers of war for Israel and the Jewish people. The Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar, therefore their signs appear in the moon. The world uses solar devices and their signs usually appear in the sun.
The blood moons seem to be pointing to war for the nation of Israel. Since last year we have definitely seen an uptick in military confrontation in God's land and His people living there. Israel's enemies threaten daily from within and without. The conflict in Gaza last year caused death and damage on a horrific scale. The threats to peace now caused by the enemies of Israel become bigger and louder each day. Just last week the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu was pointing out during the Israeli Purim celebration how Iran (Persia) has again, through a new 'Haman' (Take your pick, Khomeini or Obama) threatened world Jewry with annihilation. It needs to also be pointed out that solar eclipses, according to Talmud, portend warnings of judgment to all the nations. I wonder who is listening?
So. Here, on March 20, 2015, we have in one day a solar eclipse, and a super moon during the vernal equinox. Is the Lord trying to get our attention? At the same time we have forces unleashed in the world threatening the life of every Jew and follower of Yeshua the Messiah. Persecution of God's people seems to be coming at us like a freight train in a tunnel. And this year, 2015, we go into the feast of Pesach (Passover) with the 3rd blood moon happening right in front of us. Speaking also of possible harbingers, Passover just so happens to fall on the same weekend this year as the Babylonian Easter holiday, much misunderstood by the Christian church.
My heart's question is: What more does the Lord our God have to do to get our attention? Is the body of Messiah ready to be awakened by His various wake up calls? Or, will they hear the wake up call of another? Before the revealing of the man of sin there will first be a great falling away.
Please wake up to Yeshua! He's coming soon!
What will it take to get His army to pick up their swords, trumpets and Bibles?
Make us ready Lord.
Make me ready Lord.
I stand in your service and wait your orders my blessed King, Lord and Savior!