Blood Moon Tetrads – Lunar Eclipses

Above video posted by Ruby’s Table Talk – Blood Moon Over Jerusalem
http://www.youtube.com/user/RubysTableTalk

Sharon a Facebook friend posted the above video and the following information that is very interesting about a blood moon.

I find Ruby is saying similar things to what I’ve heard in interviews with Mark Biltz. I particularly liked the Biltz interview which included J.R. Church and Gary Stearman. (However, that took place in 2008, and the material, at that time, “seemed to suggest” that the Tribulation would be finished in 2015–which of course, with the passage of time, CANNOT be correct.) This is in reference to the blood moon TETRAD that will occur on the high holy days of Passover and Tabernacles in 2014 and 2015–and that timing is NOT seven years away at THIS CURRENT POINT on our calendars.

Here’s a brief synopsis (I took a few notes, but did not catch all the details):

Ruby says to watch Israel. I agree with that, because Israel is “God’s Timepiece”, and what happens with the Jews certainly points to facts of the Second Coming of Jesus. We are also to be aware of the YEAR’S of Israel’s GENERATION, because Jesus said “This generation shall NOT pass until ALL these THINGS be fulfilled.”

What things? All the events of the Tribulation, which is what Jesus talked about in the Olivet Discourse. What is a generation? Psalm 90:10 declares that the year’s of mankind are 70–and by reason of strength, 80. Seventy years from the REBIRTH of Israel in 1948 (which is the FIG TREE BUDDING) is complete in 2018. If by reason of strength, the years are 80, then the completion will occur in 2028. That is the WINDOW of time–Biblically–for when Jesus will return.

Ruby also said the blood moons (lunar eclipses) are a sign of SWORD and JUDGMENT for Israel. (Solar eclipses are a sign for the world at large.)

This information is according to Jewish Rabbinical customs. To Israel, the moon is KEY to their yearly cycles. The moon plays a prominent part in the determination of their high holy days. Rosh Hashanah is timed to the first appearance of the sliver of New Moon. Passover is tied to the Full Moon. Tabernacles is tied to the Full Moon. These are all Jewish facts.

Ruby mentions the Full Moon of June 15, 2011 (which happens today) and makes a statement concerning the colors of it. A full lunar eclipse turns the moon RED, and it may even shade to BLACK (perhaps in the crater’s shadows). RED symbolizes WAR. BLACK symbolizes FAMINE. We can say that is Biblical because the symbolism of the RED HORSE and the BLACK HORSE in Revelation show the same thing. (I’m NOT suggesting that the RED and BLACK HORSES ride out tonight. I use this ONLY to define the symbolism.)

Now, I’ll ADD this about tonight’s blood moon: We have the ADDITIONAL FACTOR of volcanic ash from Ubbi which is erupting in Eritrea. Ash is expected to fill the atmosphere above Israel tonight, and could make the RED be even REDDER than usual. Or it can darken the eclipse until the moon looks RUDDY BROWN, the color of DRIED BLOOD. Or the ash may be so thick that the moon shows MORE BLACK (or is NOT visible at all). If an ashy cloud is in the air, the moon may look RED even while NOT in eclipse. We’ll need to see what the reports say after this particular eclipse. (I say all this to SUGGEST that the DEEPER RED could portend a MORE SERIOUS event to occur in Israel, and any BLACK might SUGGEST famine, too.) This is, of course, according to TRADITIONAL interpretations. Remember that.

Ruby went on to describe the current cluster of eclipses. On June 1, there was that partial solar eclipse at midnight in the Arctic region. (If I heard correctly, Ruby mistakenly referred to this as “Antarctic”–which I say is just a slip-up on her part.) What COULD this mean, if anything? At MIDNIGHT? It sounds similar to a warning about the MIDNIGHT hour, when the Bridegroom could appear. So the MIDNIGHT HOUR “could” to refer to the coming of Jesus to Rapture His Church. Obviously, Jesus did NOT Rapture His Church on June 1. However, the sign (concerning the world, the Gentiles, in the partial solar eclipse) COULD be a forewarning that the Rapture is really close now. Matthew 25:6–“And at MIDNIGHT there was a CRY MADE, ‘Behold. the Bridegroom comes; go ye out to meet Him.'” To me, this SUGGESTS that the Rapture is much closer than many people suspect.

Ruby mentions occasions of other “blood moon” lunar eclipses that took place during Israel’s history. These seemed to forewarn of events like the destructions of the Jewish temple–and these eclipses occurred on Jewish high holy days, making them even more important. I did not capture all the dates and events that she cited. These can be researched, if one is willing to take the time.

Of particular note is the TETRADS of “blood moons” that occurred on Passover and Tabernacles in 1949 and 1950, and again–in 1967 and 1968. We can easily discern the important events in Israel that those eclipses pointed to. In 1949 and 1950, Israel fought their War of Independence, and was victorious in it. 1967 and 68 referred to Israel recapturing Jerusalem. Both those MAJOR events were KEY turning points in Israeli history–and they were bracketed by total lunar eclipses, which happened upon Jewish high holy days.

So what does today’s total lunar blood moon eclipse over Jerusalem portend? We can only watch and see. It might be that the prophesied WARS of Psalm 83/Isaiah 17 could occur. But that’s only speculation at this point.

Then we look ahead to 2014 and 2015, when AGAIN there will be a TETRAD of total lunar “blood moon” eclipses occurring upon the high holy days of Passover and Tabernacles. (It definitely WILL NOT BE the expected END of the Tribulation that was SUGGESTED by Mark Biltz, J.R. Church and Gary Stearman in 2008!) Any guesswork at the meaning of the 2014/2015 eclipses runs the same risk of being incorrect. However, I will SUGGEST “two” possibilities–(I’m NOT saying these things WILL happen–but it’s JUST A POSSIBILITY). First, the seven-year Tribulation COULD START in 2014/15. Second (IF the Rapture occurs soon and the Tribulation quickly begins), the total lunar blood moon eclipses of 2014/15 COULD INDICATE the MID-POINT of the Tribulation and the Abomination of Desolation. (While these are interesting conjectures, we must wait upon God to KNOW the FULL MEANING of these things.)

Lucile, I’d say this video is a good one to share–IF the PROBABLE explanations are INSERTED also.

I can say with CERTAINTY, however, that we are INDEED living in THE LAST PART of the END TIMES, just before the Rapture of the Church. And we MUST KEEP LOOKING UP, because our redemption is INDEED very near. ANY MOMENT–ANY DAY could be THE TIME when Jesus appears. LET US ALL BE READY!!!

If the SUGGESTED “probable” events (indicated by the eclipses) DO NOT occur, keep remembering that God intends them for His greater purposes. His reasons will be made clear in His own timing.

Let us NEVER grow weary in serving our Lord, and NEVER become discouraged as we LOOK FOR His appearance and our BLESSED HOPE. Because, yes, one of these days He will really APPEAR, and in a split second we will be with Him. Never allow that hope to grow dim…

In the comment above, I wrote: “I did not capture all the dates and events that Ruby cited. These can be researched, if one is willing to take the time.”

The article is entitled: “The coming Tetrad of Lunar Eclipses (known as blood moons)”

This is very interesting and fills in many of the blank spaces I left in my comment.

Here’s some of the info in the above link:

Terms you need to know before we continue.

Tetrad–When four consecutive lunar eclipses are all total eclipses, the group is known as a tetrad.

Saros Cycle–The Saros Cycle is an eclipse cycle with a period of about 18 years 11 days 8 hours (approximately 65851/3 days) that can be used to predict eclipses of the Sun and Moon. One cycle after and eclipse, the Sun, Earth, and Moon return to approximately the same relative geometry, and a nearly identical eclipse will occur west of the original location.

Nissan–The first month of the Jewish Religious Year which occurs in the spring time. Passover Occurs on the 15th day of this month.

Passover–The Hebrew feast day commemorating the Lamb Sacrifice in Exodus where the Angel of Death passed over Israel while the firstborn in Egypt were slain. It also is the same day the Lord Jesus Christ, our lamb sacrifice for sins, was crucified.

Tishri–Tishri is the seventh month of the religious year for Israel and the first month of the civil year for Israel. This month holds the feasts of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Tabernacles (also known as Sukkoth).

Rosh Hashanah–This is a two day feast occurring on Tishri 1 and Tishri 2 of the Hebrew calendar. This is also called the feast of trumpets. A lot of people believe this feast day is tied to the rapture of the Christian Church prior to the start of the tribulation.)

Yom Kippur–This is known as the day of atonement. It is considered to be one of the most important of Jewish Holidays of the year. It is a day set aside to atone for the sins of the past year. It occurs on the 10th day of Tishri. It is found in Leviticus 23:26-32.

Sukkoth (Tabernacles)–The feast of Sukkoth begins on Tishri 15, the fifth day of Yom Kippur. It is a joyous feast day while Yom Kippur is one of the most solemn of feast days. Sukkoth is a feast day with a festival atmosphere. It marks a season of rejoicing. Sukkoth means booths and refers to temporary dwelling places the Jews gather into during this holiday. Most Christian Scholars believe the feast of Sukkoth is the feast for the 2nd Advent of the Lord Jesus Christ when he returns with his saints on white horses at Armageddon.

Av–Av is the fifth month of the Hebrew Calendar. It is a time of mourning for the Jews. There are two festivals that are in Av. On the 9th and on the 15th. On the 9th of Av is Tisha B’av which is a sad day when Jews fast. It recalls the two temples being destroyed and commemorates other tragic events throughout Jewish History. The other festival which happens in Av is Tu B’av. This is a happy occasion in which couples traditionally get together to arrange their wedding.

The Tetrad of 1967 – 1968 Tied to the 6th day war where Israel took Jerusalem

April 24 1967–Passover–Total Lunar Eclipse
October 18, 1967–Sukkoth (Tabernacles)–Total Lunar Eclipse
April 13, 1968–Passover–Total Lunar Eclipse
October 6, 1968–Sukkoth–Total Lunar Eclipse

The Tetrad of 1949 through 1950 Tied to the rebirth of the nation of Israel. Declared May 14, 1948.

It should be noted here that even though Israel declared themselves a nation in 1948, The first permanent government takes office on Jan 25, 1949. Israel had a transitional government in 1948. In this way the tetrad can tie to the year 1949 for the first elected office of that year and the birth year still be 1948.

April 13, 1949–Passover–Total Lunar Eclipse
October 7, 1949–Sukkoth–Total Lunar Eclipse
April 2, 1950–Passover–Total Lunar Eclipse
September 26, 1950–Sukkoth–Total Lunar Eclipse

The Tetrad of 1493 through 1494 Tied to the repulsion of the Jews from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition.

April 2, 1493–Passover–Total Lunar Eclipse
September 25, 1493–Sukkoth–Total Lunar Eclipse
March 22, 1494–Passover–Total Lunar Eclipse
September 15, 1494–Sukkoth–Total Lunar Eclipse

The Solar Eclipses that match the Religious and Civil new year for Israel in 2015.

March 20, 2015–Nissan 1–Total Solar Eclipse
September 13, 2015–Sukkoth–Total Lunar Eclipse

The Solar Eclipses pattern of 2008, 2009 and 2010. We have a solar eclipse that occurs on the 1st of Av three years in a row.

August 1, 2008–Av 1–Total Solar Eclipse
July 22, 2009–Av 1–Total Solar Eclipse
July 11, 2010–Av 1–Total Solar Eclipse

The banking community started to go into collapse in the United States in August 2008. This has led to the almost total collapse of the world banking system. This event alone will set up the stage for a one world monitory system just in time for the soon arrival of the Antichrist. Note also that the Saros Cycles for the 3 AV eclipses increment by ten which is the number of the Gentiles. I do not believe this means we are in the tribulation. I do believe we will see things occur in succession throughout the Gentile world that will make way for the soon arrival of the Antichrist.

Putting everything into perspective.

The above does not mean that the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ at Tabernacles has to occur on Tabernacles 2015. We already know that if you have a seven year tribulation the return year of 2015 is too soon. What the above taken as a whole does show a pattern. The first tetrad of 1493 is tied to the Spanish Government expelling the Jews. The second tetrad is the nation Israel being reborn. The third tetrad is the recapture of Jerusalem. The fourth will be tied to some major event dealing with Israel. One could speculate that the next major thing to take place for Israel is the restart of the daily sacrifices and the rebuilding of the temple. If that is the case one could see the following table.

First Tetrad of 1493-1494 Jewish Dispersion The Jews being scattered.

Second Tetrad of 1949-1950 Israel becoming a Nation again The start of the re-gathering of Israel

Third Tetrad of 1967-1968 6th Day War Israel gaining control of Jerusalem

Fourth Tetrad of 2014-2015 Major event dealing with Israel Could tie to the restart of the building of the temple and daily sacrifices.

Could be tied to the start of the tribulation
Could be tied to the abomination of Desolation
Could be tied to the last half of the tribulation

No one can say for sure.

The problem with putting events together to point to the second advent of the Lord Jesus Christ does not necessarily make it so.

One can look at the pattern above and with the use of Scripture to see what is in the near future we know the following.

A seven year tribulation period is about to occur.

A Pre-Tribulation Rapture is close at hand.

The world is going through an economic upheaval which will make things ready for the Antichrist.

Israel became a nation in 1948 and going with the maximum 70 year generation we get 2018 when everything should come to pass. That makes the year 2011 as a good year for the rapture, and ONLY that is SPECULATION for we can NOT determine the years exactly for the phrase “this generation shall not pass away” found in the scriptures dealing with end times.

(Luke 21:32) Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.

We know that the rapture is soon.

I believe that the tetrad of 2014 through 2015 will have something to do with Israel for the start, or middle of the tribulation period. The Jews require a sign. If it does line up with Israel fleeing into the wilderness, Israel will see the eclipses occurring on their feast days to show them that the time for their redemption is near.

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