"The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before that great and glorious Day of the Lord." Acts 2:20
The Jewish Talmud says; "When the moon is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel. If its face is as red as blood, the sword is coming to the world."
The world will soon witness four blood moons on Jewish Feast days in 2014 and 2015, for only the eighth time since the time of Jesus. Four consecutive lunar eclipses, all total eclipses, is a group known as a tetrad. After these, there will none for the next 100 years.
History reflects that big events affecting Israel started just before blood moon pattern appeared on Jewish feast days.
NASA confirmed that "blood-red moons" occurred on the first day of Passover and the first day of Sukkoth on back-to-back years seven times since 1 A.D.
The eighth blood moon is this April 15th. "Eight" means "New Beginnings" in the bible - Christ rose on Sunday, the start of a new week -- it was on the Jewish Sabbath (Saturday) that God rested. The next day was Sunday and the beginning for the world.
Following the flood, it was Noah, "the eighth person" (2 Peter 2:5), who stepped out onto a new earth to commence a new order of things. "Eight souls" (1 Peter 3:20) passed through to a new beginning.
Circumcision, is to be done on the "eighth day" (Genesis 17:12) as it was the foreshadowing of the true circumcision of the heart, that which was to be "made without hands," "the putting off of the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ" (Colossians 2:11).
Jesus was crucified on the Passover, Friday, then buried later that day before the Sabbath (Saturday) began, and then rose from the dead the first day of the week (Sunday).
Four partial lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover in 32 AD – 33 AD and the "Feast of Tabernacles" in the years before and after the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
The first-born was to be given to Jehovah on the "eighth day" (Exodus 22: 29, 30)… and the Resurrection of Jesus is ultimately signified when He rose from the dead on "the first day of the week," (Mark 16:9) the "eighth day."
Since 1 AD, there have been seven "Tetrads" coinciding with events influencing Jewish and Christian culture. These were:
1. The Jewish Passover and Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkoth) (162 - 163 AD), coinciding with the worst persecution of Jews… and Christians in the history of the Roman Empire. Within 3 years, the Antonine Plague killed eight million people, a third of the population. The "Feast of Sukkoth" is viewed by most Christian scholars as the feast for the 2nd Advent of the Lord Jesus Christ when he returns with his saints on white horses at Armageddon
2. The Jewish Passover and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Holidays (795 - 796 AD) while King Charlemagne of the Holy Roman Empire established a DMZ buffer zone between France and Spain, ending centuries of Arab invasions into Western Europe
3. The Jewish Passover and Yom Kippur Holidays (842 - 843 AD). Shortly after the eclipses, the Vatican church in Rome was attacked and looted by an Islamic invasion from Africa
4. The Jewish Passover and Yom Kippur Holidays (860 - 861 AD). Shortly after the eclipses, the Byzantine Empire defeated Arab armies at the Battle of Lalakaon in Turkey and permanently stopped the Islamic invasion of Eastern Europe - and the killing of Jews
5. The Jewish Passover and the Feast of Trumpets Holidays (1493 – 1494). Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492, the same year that Columbus discovered America
6. The Jewish Passover and Feast of Tabernacle (1949 - 1950). This was the time of the first Arab - Israeli War for Independence and came just after Israel had become a nation again for the first time in 2,000 years. Israel declared themselves a nation in 1948 and its first permanent government took office on January 25, 1949
7. The Jewish Passover and Feast of Tabernacle (1967 - 1968) coinciding with the 6 Day War when Israel recaptured Jerusalem
The blood moons of 2014 – 2015 will include four total lunar eclipses and two solar eclipses occurring on the Jewish holidays of “Passover (4/15/14 and 4/4/15,” the “Feast of Tabernacles (10/8/14 and 9/23/15)” and the “Feast of Trumpets (3/20/15 and 9/13/15 - both solar eclipses).”
The blood moons show a pattern of Jewish persecution… and then new land for Israel after a time of war. If history repeats itself, the years 2013 and 2014 will provide the leading events in the next 2014 - 2015 blood moons predicted to occur.
Prophecy states that Israel’s surrounding Arab enemies (Psalm 83) and radical Islamic Muslims who will invade Israel under the leadership of Russia (Magog) (Ezekiel 39:1-5) will be destroyed on the mountains of Israel. Along with the rapture, this will be the end of the church dispensation and offer the Antichrist the opportunity to be revealed as Satan's world leader.
Genesis 1:14 states that God has put lights in the firmament (skies) and let them be for "signs."
The current seven-year cycle began on Rosh Hashanah (Feast of the Trumpets) on September 30, 2008 with the sabbatical year beginning September 25, 2014 ending on Rosh Hashanah on September 13-14, 2015 — the day of a partial solar eclipse 2000-year history of blood-red moons' connection to Passover and Sukkoth. During this century, the only string of four consecutive blood moons that coincide with God's holy days of Passover in the spring… and the autumn's Feast of Tabernacles (also called Sukkoth) occur in 2014 and 2015 on today's Gregorian calendar.
In biblical prophecies, there is a direct correlation between signs in heavenly bodies and distressing events happening on earth….
Mark 13:24 - 46, "But in those days the sun shall be darkened (eclipse) and the moon shall not give its light (eclipse) then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory."
Jesus told His disciples what would be the signs of the end of the age and some of them involved signs in the heavens. He closes commanding them to ‘watch’ 4 times (the four blood moons?).
God gives us many signs of his impending return: God uses the moon for signs (Genesis 1:14, Luke 21:25); feasts are relevant to Jesus, and related to the moon (Leviticus 23); and blood-red moons are prophetic in Scripture (Joel 2:10, 31; Acts 2:20; Revelations 6:12)
We may not know the day and time, but we only have to see what is happening to believe it is going to happen...