The Blood Moon and Jewish Destiny
The result of a total lunar eclipse is that the moon will appear reddish-orange in color, a phenomenon known as “Blood Moon.” The intriguing color is the result of the moon passing through the earth’s shadow. In fact, this Tuesday’s blood moon is merely the first of four additional blood moons within the next year and a half: April 15, 2014; October 8, 2014; April 4, 2015, and September 28, 2015. This close interval frequency is a very rare event. In fact, before the 20th century, there was a 300-year period when there were no such eclipses. In the words of NASA, “getting four umbral eclipses in a row is like drawing a rare lunar poker hand of four of a kind.”
What does the Torah and Jewish tradition have to say about blood moons? Well, for starters, this Tuesday’s eclipse coincides with Jewish holiday of Passover, a pivotal event that commemorates the ancient Israelites’ Exodus from slavery in Egypt. As those familiar with the Torah (or late American actor Charlton Heston, for that matter) know, God unleashed ten plagues upon the Egyptians when they refused to follow God’s command to free the Jewish people.
...The first plague was: BLOOD! The 10th and final plague was Death of the Firstborn (at which time the Egyptians literally kicked the Jews out of Egypt!). Death is always associated with blood. Not only that, but the Israelites were commanded by God to paint lamb’s blood on their doorways so that the plague of the Firstborn would pass over their homes. As you can see, there was a lot of reference to blood....
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"...All Four Blood Moons Coincide with Major Jewish Holidays
But there’s more! Get this: ALL four blood moons will occur on major Jewish holidays! This week’s blood moon occurs on Passover 2014, followed by the holiday of Sukkot 2014, then again on Passover 2015 and then again on Sukkot 2015. This has happened only eight times in all of history!
And there’s even more! Major events of significance to the Jewish people happened on each of the last three recorded times that these rare blood moons occurred. They were events that changed the course and direction of Jewish history for all time.
A blood moon coincided with the Six Day War in 1967, when Israel liberated Jerusalem; Jews were able to return to Jerusalem after 2000 years of Exile. Sadly, Jewish blood was spilled during this war.
There was also a blood moon on the eve of Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948, following a bloody war that took place only a few years after the Holocaust, when Six Million Jews were murdered!
And finally, there was a blood moon in 1493, when Tomas de Torquemada, the first Spanish Inquisitor, began slaughtering Jews. Here too, Jewish blood was spilled...."
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The Death of the Firstborn and the Israelites' Flight out of Egypt
At midnight during the first full moon after the spring equinox, final judgment came upon the proud Egyptians and their false gods when You struck down the first-born sons of Egypt, from the heir of the Pharaoh to the first-born son of the lowly slave and prisoner together with the death of the first-born of the cattle.
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2015: Blood Red Moon & End Time Events (Part 2 of 6)
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Pastor Mark Biltz explains the significance of the God-ordained Jewish feasts in relation to end time events. Would you like to know the specific day of the Lord's return?
Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries believes he knows the exact day, if not the specific year.
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"The fact that it doesn't happen again in this century I think is very significant," Biltz explains. "So then I looked at last century, and, believe it or not, the last time that four blood red moons occurred together was in 1967 and 1968 tied to Jerusalem recaptured by Israel."
..."What's significant to me is that even before 1967, the next time that you had four blood red moons again was right after Israel became a nation in '48, it happened again in 1949 and 1950 ... on Passover and Succoth. You didn't have any astronomical tetrads in the 1800s, the 1700s, the 1600s. In the 1500s, there were six, but none of those fell on Passover and Succoth."
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