Monday, May 11, 2015

Blood Moon tetrad rounding off

In Volume 16 Quarter 4 (2013), we wrote extensively on the 2014-2015 blood moon tetrad.  We noted that this tetrad is only the 8th such tetrads since the Lord’s first coming that would coincide with Jewish Feasts; and that the next one meeting the bill would not come up for the next 567 years, which in the opinion of many of us, is way too far to be of eschatological relevance. All blood-moon tetrads coinciding with Jewish feasts have always, historically, portended significant challenges for the Jews.
Now, three of the four blood-moon phenomena have come to pass, exactly as predicted.  The third one happening on Jewish Passover of April 4.  The last one is expected on 28th September 28, at Succoth (the Feast of Tabernacles). Again, within this tetrad, on March 20,  there was the ominous total solar eclipse, observed in the North Pole region (and partially across Europe).  Traditionally a solar eclipse falling on the first day of the Jewish New year (Nissan 1) is taken as a sign of coming judgement in Israel
Are we expecting the heavens to fall between now and September 28? Seriously, we would not be surprised if it did!  Any one of the several events mentioned in recent editions of CA! – from drums of World War III being rehearsed by Russia, to the recent Nuclear negotiations with Iran, or any of the several other events bearing the imprimaturs of  Messrs Barack Obama and Bill Gates -  any of these is certainly capable, if ignited, of causing sufficient conflagration to literally shake the entire planet. 
And true to Bible Prophecies, the Middle East, particularly Jerusalem, remains the “cup of trembling for the nations” and the eye of the forthcoming storm.
Mark Biltz (the Pastor who first highlighted the 2014-2015 blood-moon tetrad phenomenon) has again brought out to the world’s attention that the date (April 1, 2015 = Nissan 13) when Obama’s nuclear “framework” deal with the Persian kingdom of Iran  was announced actually coincided with the date a Persian king signed an extermination decree on all Jews in the Bible.
Even as the world under the leadership of Obama gives Iran the much needed reprieve to continue with her nuclear programme (which even the official UN agency, the IAEA has confirmed to be opaque and capable of being weaponised), Iranian henchmen continue to swear that the annihilation of Israel from the planet remains their ultimate goal in life, (see Iranian General: 'Erasing Israel Off the Map' Is 'Nonnegotiable').  The late Ayatollah Khomeni actually created an annual event, Al-Quds Day, serving as reminder that Israel is to be annihilated.  This year’s edition is scheduled for Friday July 17th.    
The Shi’ite Iranians actually expect the Islamic Jesus to appear next year (link) ahead of the Mahdi.  As we reported earlier (link), Shiites believe  that the world must be approaching the boiling point before these two end-time figures would appear with their peculiar solution and usher in world-wide peace and government.  The Iranians are apparently desperate to precipitate whatever is needed to speed up the coming of their Messiahs, just like evangelical Christians seek to speed up the return of the Lord Jesus Christ by upping their missionary activities (see Mathew 24:14)
Of course, no one expects Israel to lie down quietly like a lamb to be slaughtered in the face of all these developments.  Like Netanyahu gently but firmly told the world in his address to the US Congress, (link on CA!) Israel is able and willing to defend itself from any aggression – even if she has to do that alone. 
His exact words: “But I can guarantee you this, the days when the Jewish people remained passive in the face of genocidal enemies, those days are over.

“We are no longer scattered among the nations, powerless to defend ourselves. We restored our sovereignty in our ancient home. And the soldiers who defend our home have boundless courage. For the first time in 100 generations, we, the Jewish people, can defend ourselves.
“This is why — this is why, as a prime minister of Israel, I can promise you one more thing: Even if Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand.”
These words are certainly clear enough.
And one more point: since the Jewish resistance of the Sicarii committed mass suicide at Massada to prevent being captured by the Romans in 73AD, Israel’s attitude to genocidal aggressors has reportedly changed to what is called “Samson’s Complex” – meaning, if we go down, the whole world comes down with us. No reasonable person will think the Israelis are merely boasting.
In the light of all these realities, therefore,  it certainly makes good sense to pay closer attention to the words of the Lord in Mark 13:33 “ Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.”

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