Elul 3 – Signs in the Heavens Part 2

blood-moon

I am sure many of you have heard about the Blood Moon Tetrad. If not, here is an explanation in a nutshell.

The Jewish calendar is based on a lunar cycle rather than a solar cycle. It takes about 29 ½ days for the moon to revolve around the earth. The Jewish calendar handles the half-day by using 29 or 30 day months and either a 12 or 13 month year.

According to science, you can only have a solar eclipse at a new moon or the first day of a Biblical month, and you can only have a total lunar eclipse at the full moon on the 15th day of a Biblical month.

Solar and lunar eclipses are not rare. However, when they fall on Jewish Feast days we should pay attention because it could be God is trying to declare something. There are three types of lunar eclipse: Penumbral, Partial, and Total. During the time from 2000 BC to AD 3000 (5,000 years), our earth will witness 12,064 lunar eclipses (about 2.4 a year). For about the same time period, there will be 3,479 total lunar eclipses. If you have four consecutive TOTAL lunar eclipses in a row it is known as a tetrad. Now it is not uncommon for a lunar eclipse to fall on a Jewish Feast day because they do have a lunar calendar; however, four total lunar eclipses in a row on Jewish Feast days are not as common. Among the 3,479 total eclipses over 5,000 years, there will only be 142 tetrads. There were 62 tetrads over the last 2000 years. Of these, only eight fell on feast days, with the ninth ending this year.

That may not seem like a big deal until you look at the significance of the number 9 in the Bible. E.W. Bullinger wrote a book call “Number in Scripture” and in it he states:

“The number nine is the last of the single digits, and thus marks the end; and is significant of the conclusion of a matter. It is akin to the number six, six being the sum of its factors (3 x 3 = 9, and 3 + 3 = 6), and is thus significant of the end of man, and the summation of all man’s works. Nine, therefore, marks the completeness, the end and issue of all things as to man – the judgment of man and all his works.”

I am not going to expound on all the tetrads that have been significant throughout Jewish history; however, we will look at the last three, which includes the final blood moon this fall. In the last 100 years, there were five tetrads but only two occurred during feast days (excluding the current cycle we are in). In the years 1949 – 1950 and 1967 – 1968, we have tetrads on Jewish Feasts and they were major years for the Jewish people; as well as, being extremely prophetic. In 1948, Israel became a nation again fulfilling a prophecy given in Isaiah 66:8. In 1967 Israel took back Jerusalem after the six-day war.

From AD 2000 until AD 2100, there will be eight tetrads but the only time they fall on Jewish Feast days is the cycle we are in now 2014-2015.

Along with lunar eclipses, we have solar eclipses and during this current tetrad cycle and in 2015 in particular, we have VERY significant days for the solar eclipses. March 20, 2015 we saw a total eclipse. March 20 was Nisan 1 on the Jewish calendar, which is the beginning of the religious year for Israel. The second solar eclipse will be a partial one and it falls on September 13, 2015, which is Rosh Hashanah (Yom Teruah) on the Jewish calendar!!!!!!!

supermoon-592x357OK, as if all of this is not enough, the distance of the moon from the earth varies throughout the year. Since the moon orbits the earth in an elliptical pattern, sometimes it is closer to the earth than other times. When it is closest to the earth at the full moon stage, it is called a Supermoon.

The odds of a full moon are about 1 in 29. The odds of a lunar eclipse are about 1 in 110. The odds of a supermoon are about 1 in 6,570. The odds of a Supermoon during a lunar eclipse are astronomical. So the odds of a Super blood moon during a Jewish Feast day are fairly astounding.

The Bible talks about these things:

Joel 2:28-32

28    “And it shall come to pass afterward,

that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh;

your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

your old men shall dream dreams,

and your young men shall see visions.

29    Even on the male and female servants

in those days I will pour out my Spirit.

30 “And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. 32 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls. [1]

The Talmud says this about red moons:

Sukkah 29a THE-COMINING-OF-BLOOD-MOONS-OCTOBER-8-2014-2015-TETRAD-PROPHECY-Shocking-message

Our Rabbis taught, 22 When the sun is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for the whole world. This may be illustrated by a parable. To what can this be compared? To a human being who made a banquet for his servants and put up for them a lamp. When he became wroth with them he said to his servant, ‘Take away the lamp from them, and let them sit in the dark’.

It was taught: R. Meir said, Whenever the luminaries are in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel23 since they are inured to blows.24 This may be compared to a school teacher who comes to school with a strap in his hand. Who becomes apprehensive? He who is accustomed to be daily punished.

Our Rabbis taught, When the sun is in eclipse it is a bad omen for idolaters; when the moon is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel, 23 since Israel reckons by the moon25 and idolaters by the sun.26 If it27 is in eclipse in the east, it is a bad omen for those who dwell in the east; if in the west, it is a bad omen for those who dwell in the west; if in the midst of heaven it is bad omen for the whole world. If its face is red as blood, [it is a sign that] the sword is coming to the world; if it is like sack-cloth, 28 the arrows of famine are coming to the world; if it resembles both, the sword and the arrows of famine are coming to the world. If the eclipse is at sunset29 calamity will tarry in it’s coming; if at dawn, it hastens on its way: but some say the order is to be reversed. And there is no nation which is smitten that its gods are not smitten together with it, as it is said, And against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments.30 But when Israel fulfill the will of the Omnipresent, they need have no fear of all these [omens] as it is said, Thus saith the Lord,’ Learn not the way of the nations, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the nations are dismayed at them, 31 the idolaters will be dismayed, but Israel will not be dismayed.

Our Rabbis taught, On account of four things is the sun in eclipse: On account of an Ab Beth din32 who died and was not mourned33 fittingly; on account of a betrothed maiden who cried out aloud in the city and there was none to save her; 34 on account of sodomy, and on account of two brothers whose blood was shed at the same time. And on account of four things are the luminaries35 in eclipse: On account of those who perpetrate forgeries, on account of those who give false witness; on account of those who rear small cattle in the land of Israel; 36 and on account of those who cut down good trees.37

They had a lot to say about eclipses and it is a fairly significant event but the Hebrew The Jewish calendar is based on a lunar cycle rather than a solar cycle. It takes about 29 ½ days for the moon to revolve around the earth. The Jewish calendar handles the half-day by using 29 or 30 day months and either a 12 or 13 month year.

According to science, you can only have a solar eclipse at a new moon or the first day of a Biblical month, and you can only have a total lunar eclipse at the full moon on the 15th day of a Biblical month.

Solar and lunar eclipses are not rare. However, when they fall on Jewish Feast days we should pay attention because it could be God is trying to declare something.

There are three types of lunar eclipse: Penumbral, Partial, and Total. During the time from 2000 BC to AD 3000 (5,000 years), our earth will witness 12,064 lunar eclipses (about 2.4 a year). For about the same time period, there will be 3,479 total lunar eclipses. If you have four consecutive TOTAL lunar eclipses in a row it is known as a tetrad.

Now it is not uncommon for a lunar eclipse to fall on a Jewish Feast day because they do have a lunar calendar; however, four total lunar eclipses in a row on Jewish Feast days are not as common. Among the 3,479 total eclipses over 5,000 years, there will only be 142 tetrads. There were 62 tetrads over the last 2000 years. Of these, only eight fell on feast days, with the ninth ending this year.

That may not seem like a big deal until you look at the significance of the number 9 in the Bible. E.W. Bullinger wrote a book call “Number in Scripture” and in it he states:

“The number nine is the last of the single digits, and thus marks the end; and is significant of the conclusion of a matter. It is akin to the number six, six being the sum of its factors (3 x 3 = 9, and 3 + 3 = 6), and is thus significant of the end of man, and the summation of all man’s works. Nine, therefore, marks the completeness, the end and issue of all things as to man – the judgment of man and all his works.”

I am not going to expound on all the tetrads that have been significant throughout Jewish history; however, we will look at the last three, which includes the final blood moon this fall. In the last 100 years, there were five tetrads but only two occurred during feast days (excluding the current cycle we are in). In the years 1949 – 1950 and 1967 – 1968, we have tetrads on Jewish Feasts and they were major years for the Jewish people; as well as, being extremely prophetic. In 1948, Israel became a nation again fulfilling a prophecy given in Isaiah 66:8. In 1967 Israel took back Jerusalem after the six-day war.

work used for eclipse is “Likui” which means defect. The Jews have a blessing (an expression of thanksgiving) for everything. In fact, the more blessings you utter throughout the day the better. There should be no less than 100! They thank God for everything and yet there is not blessing for an eclipse.

Last fall’s blood moon eclipse was Oct. 8, 2014 and there were warnings declared in the heaven’s with that eclipse. On Oct. 8, 2014 there was a full blood moon, a total lunar eclipse, Sukkoth and the Draconids meteor shower.

The Draconid meteor shower, also sometimes known as the GiacoDraconids-mine2012binids, is one of the two meteor showers to annually grace the skies in October. The Draconids owe their name to the constellation Draco the Dragon, the shower’s radiant point. Right after the solar eclipse of Oct. 23, 2014, we had the Orionids meteor shower. This shower comes out of the remnants of Halley’s comet.

The radiant point for the Orionids is in the northern part of Orion, near Orion’s club. Many see the Hunter as a large rectangle. You’ll surely notice its distinctive row of three medium-bright stars in the middle: those stars represent Orion’s Belt. The brightest star in the sky, Sirius, is to the southwest of Orion on the sky’s dome, and the Belt stars always point to Sirius. This constellation is up in the southeast in the hours after midnight and it’s high in the south before dawn. The meteors appear in all parts of the sky. But if you trace the paths of the meteors backwards, you’ll see they all seem to come from single point within Orion. The radiant point for the Orionids is above and outside Orion’s rectangle.

This is something to note because of tradition in Judaism associated with the Talmudic passage Berachoth 58b – that shooting stars should never pass through the constellation of Orion, for if it did, the world would be destroyed.

These things may be nothing but they are sure interesting considering everything else but there is more!

Of the last three tetrads (including the one we are in now), they each had a solar eclipse on Elul 29 (the day of release) or Tishri 1 (Yom Teruah). This September 13th there will be a partial solar eclipse on the last day of the 7th Shemita of the last 7 Shemita cycles, which makes the next year the Jubilee year.

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