If You Have Eyes to “See”
A total lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014 obsessed our media. It was a part of a Blood Moon Tetrad. Tetrads consists of four successive total lunar eclipses, with no partial lunar eclipses in between, each separated from the other by six full moons. “Blood moon” refers to the deep red color of the moon during this rare and eerie eclipse. Even stranger, religious leaders analyzed eclipse history from NASA and made uncanny comparisons between Blood Moon Tetrads and scripture in the Holy Bible. They believe that these special celestial events actually fulfill prophecies, particularly regarding the Messiah. The current Blood Moon Tetrad will fall on Jewish high holy days, supplementing their relevance. The previous years, a Blood Moon Tetrad fell exactly on holy days, and major world events occurred, particularly for Israel. Several YouTube channels, books, blogs, and even news reports spread the Blood Moon Tetrad hype. If you open your mind to the potential phenomena, the information might prove surprising and maybe even humbling.
Since the “Church Age,” the past 2,000 years, only 62 Tetrads presented themselves. A measly 7 have fallen on Jewish feasts of high holy days, and the next one does not happen for over 500 hundred years. The importance of these special dates comes from the Jewish calendar. According to the Bible, Moses dictated the days from the Word of God (YHWH). Therefore, the Jewish calendar is God’s calendar. God also coincides His calendar to the lunar calendar, thus directing our attention to the sky as the Bible frequently did. For instance, Genesis 1:14 states, “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for appointed times and for days and years.” “Signs” usually mark the environment to get attention and inform people. Jesus himself spoke similarly of the heavens in Luke 21:25: “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring.”
A number of scriptures might refer to Blood Moons, or the moon turning to blood. Astronomical circumstances enlighten the mystery of the scripture: “And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God. . . . And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord to come.” The “darkness” over the sun relates to solar eclipses, which will also happen during the lunar Tetrads of 2014-15. Note that our planet Earth is the only vantage point to view these events. We are perfectly placed in the universe, proportioned to view these eclipses.
The seven special Blood Moon Tetrads have always coincided with major civil events. You can track all of them on this website: http://www.pray4zion.org/TheComingBloodMoons.html. The most unique aspect of the three most recent Tetrads is their apparent effect on Israel, home of YHWH’s “chosen people.” Despite frequent war and slaughter, Blood Moon Tetrad prophecy seems to favor the Israelites. In 1492, the Jews were expelled from Spain by Queen Isabella. Then in 1948, Israel became a state again for the first time in over 2000 years after the War of Independence. In the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel recaptured Jerusalem. These are the last three Blood Moon Tetrads that fell on Passover and Sukkot. The next one is 2014-15. This combo will not happen again in our lifetime.
The books of Daniel, Ezekiel, and Revelation lay out a clear timeline, through prophesy, that must happen before the return of the Messiah. Theorists made predictions that a holy temple will be rebuilt around this time of the Blood Moon Tetrad. This also relates to the return of the Messiah. Unfortunately, war always seems to precede some form of prophetic grace. Those who support these prophetic claims issue the disclaimer that they do not select specific dates for the end of times or appearance of a Messiah. Skeptics and believers alike quickly address the Bible verse from Mathew 24:36: “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
If you find the links between the heavens and our contemporary time intriguing, I urge you to further your research on this topic. This information is just the tip of the iceberg. Thanks to technology, NASA can show the celestial alignments from years past, including Blood Moons when Jesus Christ was crucified. I recommend Discovery.org and eternalrhythmflow’s channels on YouTube. Gobs of cool facts include studies of peculiar but mind-blowing relationships between astrology and scripture, where science goes delightfully hand in hand with God’s Bible story.