4 Blood Moons On Jewish Holy Days: A Sign for Israel or Christians?
According to NASA's website, beginning April 15, 2014, Mark found that there will be a total of four blood moons back-to-back with no partial lunar eclipses in between--known as a tetrad.
Using NASA's calendar, Pastor Biltz overlaid the biblical calendar, and found all four blood-moons fall on the Jewish high holy days.
- April 15, 2014 First day of Passover
- Oct. 8, 2014 First day of the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot)
- April 2, 2015 First day of Passover
- Sept. 27, 2015 First day of the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot)
Biltz points out that blood-moons falling on holy days only occurred three times in the past 500 years. Each time, the heavenly clock moved the hand of providence over Israel.
- 1492 Jews expelled from Spain
A quick search gave a little more relevance to that brief description for those of us only equating 1492 with our American history:
"In the same month in which their Majesties [Ferdinand and Isabella] issued the edict that all Jews should be driven out of the kingdom and its territories, in the same month they gave me the order to undertake with sufficient men my expedition of discovery to the Indies." So begins Christopher Columbus's diary. The expulsion that Columbus refers to was so cataclysmic an event that ever since, the date 1492 has been almost as important in Jewish history as in American history. On July 30 of that year, the entire Jewish community, some 200,000 people, were expelled from Spain.
Tens of thousands of refugees died while trying to reach safety. In some instances, Spanish ship captains charged Jewish passengers exorbitant sums, then dumped them overboard in the middle of the ocean. In the last days before the expulsion, rumors spread throughout Spain that the fleeing refugees had swallowed gold and diamonds, and many Jews were knifed to death by brigands hoping to find treasures in their stomachs." Jewish Virtual Library
Not only do we have the extremely rare tetrad falling on Jewish holy days, but add to this the fact that between these blood moons will be a total solar eclipse.
According to Biltz, a lunar eclipse is a sign, or warning, to Israel but a solar eclipse is a sign, or warning, to the gentile nations.
It may seem odd that a Christian pastor would make this discovery, however Biltz's ministry is steeped in teaching Christians about their Hebrew roots, and the importance of the Jewish feasts.
"Yeshua died for our sins on Passover, was buried on the Feast of Unleavened Bread, resurrected from death on First Fruits, and then sent the Holy Spirit to indwell believers on the Jewish Feast of Pentecost (Shavuot). If He fulfilled the spring Feasts to the day of His first coming He will fulfill the Fall Feasts to the day of His second coming."
What does it all mean?