Blood Moon Tetrads of 2014 and 2015
Every once in awhile, if we are fortunate, we get to see a lunar eclipse. These beautiful occurrences happen whenever the Earth’s shadow blocks the sun’s light, which otherwise reflects off the moon. There are three types of lunar eclipses: partial, penumbral and total. A total lunar eclipse is the most rare to occur as the Sun, Moon and Earth must be perfectly lined up at a time when the Moon is also full. At the peak of this particular eclipse the Moon will appear blood red, making it the most breathtaking as well. Though on average there are 1.5 occurrences per year (some years up to 3 total eclipses can happen) you also have to be in the right place and hope there is no cloud cover. For the sake of this writing, there is a particular incidence of these blood red moons that make them even rarer.
Our sovereign Creator and Sustainer has predetermined these blood red moons to indicate critical and important times in history; specifically, the “blood moon tetrad.” First of all, we know that God outlined his Holy Feast days in Leviticus 23. These Feasts were not created by man but by the God of Israel. A blood moon tetrad (BMT) is when 4 consecutive total lunar eclipses occur on Holy Feast days. There have been 7 BMTs since Jesus Christ’s first coming. What makes this even rarer is the fact that every single BMT has brought a significant event to the Jewish people within a year of the first or last eclipse of the tetrad. In the most recently noted BMTs we saw: 1949-1950 (1948 Israel becomes a state again, with the Israeli war armistice in 1949), and 1967-1968 (Jerusalem captured by Israel in 1967 as the result of the 6-day war). Of course, these were extremely important events related to Biblical prophecy and eschatology.
The next BMT occurs on Passover April 15, 2014, Tabernacles Oct. 8, 2014, Passover April 4, 2015 and Tabernacles Sep. 28, 2015. As well, there will be a total solar eclipse on March 20, 2015 the day of Jewish New Year and a partial solar eclipse on Sep. 13, 2015 on the Feast of Trumpets. I think God is trying to show us something! “And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years…(Gen. 1:14).” Knowing how our God has used these tetrads throughout history to mark important events, it would only be wise to assume the same in the coming years. But what could we be looking for?
On March 21, 2013 President Obama made his first trip to Israel and gave a discourse outlining his plan for a two state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Could we soon see a two state agreement that might lead to the rebuilding of the Temple beside the Dome of the Rock ? It is difficult to speculate. However seeing the past history of significant events occurring near these tetrads we are certainly expecting to see something related to end time prophecy.