Times Appointed Part 3
20th August 2009, hej
This Article: (10 Pages)
- 1. Daniel 9: Times to the first... Coming of Messiah
- 2. The Sabbath for the Land: the... Shmita year
- 3. The Release and the Jubilee
- 4. The Jubile projected forward
- 5. Daniel 12: to the latter days: a... time, times, and an half
- 6. Daniel 12: 1290 days and 1335 days
- 7. A summary of what Daniel was shown
- 8. The Olivet prophecy of the Generation
- 9. The Second Generation
- 10. Signs in the Sun and Moon
10) Signs in the Sun and Moon
Matthew speaks of the “sign of the son of man”, which is the establishment of Israel as a nation, and Luke adds that after this there will be “signs in the sun, and in the moon and stars”.
The great earthquake of Revelation 11 which was the French Revolution was heralded by a massive earthquake in Lisbon in 1755 on All Saints Day which destroyed every major church in the city. The first Aliyah of the Jews to Israel in 1883- 1903 was heralded by Krakatoa, which turned the Northern skies at sunset blood red, and produced a blue moon. Is it possible there will also be natural signs in the sun and moon?
Work has been done by Mark Bliltz to correlate Jewish feasts and eclipses using NASA's website. As the Jewish year is lunar, it is likely there would be correlations. A full eclipse is known as a “blood red moon”. He found very rare pattern relating to 4 full eclipses in a row, also known as a tetrad. He found a pattern with 7 Passover/Sukkoth tetrads since the common era.
The first was in 162/163AD in a time of tribulation for the Jewish people as after the 135AD Bar Kokhba revolt the Jews were banned from Jerusalem. The next 3 were in 795/796, 842/843, 860/861AD where the Islamic Caliphate ruled Jerusalem. The 5th was in 1493/4 at the height of the Spanish inquisition. In 1492 all Jews were ordered to convert or to leave Spain by 31 July that year.
There were none from 1600-1900, then there were two in the 1900's.
It was May 14 in 1948 that the state of Israel was declared. The resulting war ended with armistices being signed from 23 March to 20 July 1949. The 7th group,
The Six Day war resulting in the capture of Jerusalem was 5 June to 10 June 1967.
The 8th group is the last to occur before the 2100's. And in addition in this 8th group there are two solar eclipses.
And 14 days later
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Areas where 2005 September 28 lunar eclipse visible are shown below.
In Yeshua's Olivet prophecy he speaks of the signs in the sun preceding those in the moon. Joel 2 which is quoted in Acts 2:20 echoes this,
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. (Joel 2:31)
In 2015 the solar eclipses come first just as the prophecy says, then 2 weeks later the lunar eclipses occur.
See ( NASA eclipses)
To continue Times Appointed Part 4
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. (1 Corinthians 4:5)
This may be one of the most misunderstood passages of the Bible. Paul is notorious for long sentences of connected thoughts, and this is part of a complex wide ranging thought which lasts 2 chapters, and includes what seems opposite advice:
But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person. (1 Cor. 5:11-13)
Over all of history the servants of God have known the signs of the times: their times. They have seen the direction of events toward the Kingdom of God on earth replacing the kingdoms, republics and democracies of humans.
An article prompted by National DNA day April 25 celebrating the understanding of DNA.
As I was thinking to write this article, having just read Psalm 46 as I do each year on that day, on January 25th a Bible was found untouched after a tornado hit Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
We have been given many time periods to prophetic events in the Bible. Many people think it too hard, and do not make an effort to understand them. However, if they were not to be understood, why were they given? And the Bible says the wise shall understand (Daniel 12:10).