Is the world coming to an end? Not so soon!!

        Four Red Moons In A Row On Jewish Festival Days!
 
Could this be true? Well, just have a look at the Nasa’s site and you will find that there are four total lunar eclipses between 2014 April and 2015 October; and there are two Solar Eclipses in this period as well.  Based on this many have been talking about the end of the world and so on.
 
A student of the Bible who knew Joel 2:31 where it says, “The sun will be darkened, and the moon will turn red as blood before the great and terrible day of the LORD comes”, made a study about this to find whether there was any prophetic significance to this series of eclipses. 
 
To his amazement he found that 2014-­2015 is a Sabbatical year in the Jewish calender (Dt.15:1). It gave him more surprise when he found that the four lunar eclipses fell on the Passover and Tabernacles feasts of 2014 and 2015. and that they are total Lunar Eclipses and therefore “Red Moons” as well! On a total lunar eclipse the moon would turn red, brown or orange depending upon the condition of earth’s atmosphere then. If there is a volcanic erruption during that time, the moonwould be invisible on such a total eclipse.
 
Four Total Lunar Eclipses
 
Passover – April 15, 2014
 
Tabernacles (Sukkot) – Oct 8, 2014
 
Passover – April 4, 2015
 
Tabernacles (Sukkot) – Sept 28, 2015
 
And the two Solar eclipses are listed on two important Jewish holidays in 2015!
 
Two Solar Eclipses
 
Nisan 1, 2015 – Mar 21
 
Tishri 1, 2015 – Sept 14, Rosh Hashanah
 
He then made a look back to see if such series of eclipses had ever taken palce in history. This amazed him more to find that in the 20th century it had taken place TWICE! And they were in 1948-­49 and in 1967­-68!! We know the importance of those years in the life of the nation of Israel. Israel became a nation in 1948 and they captured Jerusalem in 1967.
 
Then he found that we have had this series of six eclipses with red moons on the first day of Passover and the first day of Sukkot (Tabernacles) seven times since 1 A.D. including the ones in the 20th century. Even though we can not be sure what exactly happened to the Jews in the 8th and 9th centuries when this series occured, we know that in the first century their temple was destroyed and in the fifteenth century all the Jews were expelled from Spain, thus marking the Jewish nation in terrible persecution and turmoil when ever this series of red moons occured.
 
The verse of Scripture which we must bring to our memory now along with Joel 2:31 is Jer 31:28, where it says, ” And it shall come to pass that as I have watched over them to pluck up and break down, to overthrow, destroy, and bring harm, so I will watch over them to build and to plant, declares the LORD”.
 
What could we surmise from all these? Well, it looks like that the forthcoming years are going to be times of war for Israel, and as in the past two occasions, they would come out victorious, being protected by the Almighty.
 
Another notable thing is that such a series of eclipses are NOT listed any where in the near future!! Does that tell us that we are living in times when the Lord is once again finally beginning to deal with Israel  to establish them as a nation with the rebuilding of the temple and that the “times of the Gentiles” (Lk.21:24) is coming to an end?
 
It looks very much so!
 
Lessons for us as Bible believers: “Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed”(Rom 13:11) . “Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming”(Mat 24:42) . Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! Indeed, as we pray for the Lord’s return, let us also remember to pray for Israel these days in a very special way. God bless!
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