This is for the eternally curious. Q – What is a Passover holiday without a Full Red Blood Moon? A – Another Jewish Holiday.
There will be a total lunar eclipse starting early Tuesday morning at 12.53 a.m. A very rare “blood moon” will mark a first of four between now and next year, forming a series of four consecutive total lunar eclipses known as a “tetrad.”
According to NASA eclipse expert Fred Espenak, “Sometimes centuries can pass before a tetrad occurs, so the fact that one is about to unfold is a special occurrence – one that Americans should enjoy considering they’ll be able to see all four blood moons.”
What Exactly is a Blood Moon?
Speaking with ABC News Digital, NASA scientist Michelle Thaller explained the phenomenon.
“The moon is going to line up in just the right angle to pass through the shadow of the Earth,” she said.“That’s going to block the sun’s light from reaching the moon, and that means we’ll actually see the earth’s shadow creep across the full moon. At the deepest part of the eclipse, the moon does actually look red, it really does.” Check out my Mie’s Gone poem.
This year, the intrigue of the impeding blood moons, forecasted by NASA and prophesied in the Bible is a mystery in the workings of things beyond our control. The significance of these four blood moons on very important Jewish holidays is explained by Bible scholars and in books by Pastors John Hagee, Mark Biltz and .
While Christians and Messianic Jews celebrate Easter, all Jewish people will traditionally celebrate the Passover, and we know what they say, “As Israel goes…so does the world.” Sorry Americans 🙂
It is significant when scripture, science and history collaborate each other, as noted with the earlier tetrads. Here are references to blood moons in the Bible:
In Joel 2:31, God says there will be “wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire…the sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.” In Acts 2:20, the Apostle Peter repeats that verse from Joel. And in Revelation 6:12, during the Great Tribulation, “the moon will become like blood.”
Credit: Mark Biltz
According to Mark Biltz, The earlier sets of blood-red moons tracked by NASA have corresponded to significant events:
The Spanish Inquisition — 1492 – This set of blood moons followed the Alhambra Decree ordering all remaining Jews during the Spanish Inquisition, who refused to convert to Christianity to leave Spain. The Jews were promptly expelled.
* Passover, April 2, 1493
* Sukkot, Sept. 25, 1493
* Passover, March 22, 1494
* Sukkot, Sept. 15, 1494
The War of Independence — 1948 – This next set came after the War of Independence and Statehood of Israel
* Passover, April 13, 1949
* Sukkot, Oct. 7, 1949
* Passover, April 2, 1950
* Sukkot, Sept. 26, 1950
The Six-Day War — 1967 – The Six-Day War had back-to-back, blood-red moons occur on the first day of Passover and Sukkot the following two years:
* First Day of Passover, April 24, 1967
* First Day of Sukkot, Oct. 18, 1967
* First Day of Passover. April 13, 1968
* First Day of Sukkot, Oct. 6, 1968
So here we are wondering what is ABOUT to take place during this 2013–2015 time period, after the same phenomenon of the Tetra – Four Blood Moons appear on these dates listed on NASA’s website, which coincide with Jewish feast days?
* First Day of Passover, April 15, 2014
* First Day of Sukkot, Oct. 8, 2014
* First Day of Passover, April 4, 2015
* First Day of Sukkot, Sept. 28, 2015
These Pastors explain through their books and history that something dramatic might happen in the Middle East involving Israel that will change the course of history and affect Israel and the world, following these blood moons. We are in the world and that is why we care. Please stay safe, pray for your family, Israel and the world, also be mindful of your pets and animals who are often very sensitive and easily spooked.
God says the lights in the sky are for “signs and seasons, and for days and years.” Are we paying any attention?
Also for eternally curious people like me and geeks, NASA has set up a live web chat to answer questions about the blood moon, starting at I a.m EST.