"Sean, On top of everything else, the 4th and final blood moon will arrive before the month is over. ..." -- September 19, 2015
Sean Osborne said:
"Mark3210, Blood moon? Once again I have to say, there is zero, nada, nothing in Scripture about a series of blood moons having any prophetic significance. [Joel 2:31; Acts 2:20; Revelation 6:12] ..." -- September 19, 2015
Greetings Bro. Osborne:
A little over a year ago while researching Joel Richardson and Walid Shoebat I found your article refuting Richardson's Islamic Antichrist, February 14, 2012, entitled, "Response to 'Joel Richardson's' Prophecy Problems." I am in agreement with you on this.
When I first heard Walid Shoebat he sounded good, but last year. I read an article by him that strongly condemned ancient believers such as Waldensians, Albigensians, Lollards, etc., and endorsed heretical Roman Catholicism. My study of the Bible and Church History had long before verified these groups as true believers and Catholicism as the "whore" of Revelation 17. I am also with you on WND, Carl Gallups and Leo Hohmann in your SITREP A12-15.
Anyway, that is how I ran across your Blog.
But I am now writing you about the 8 tetrads that have occurred since the days of Christ.
I have been researching scientific astronomical phenomenon as it relates to God's word since 2011. I saw Mark Bitz on the late J.R. Church's YouTube channel and it sparked my interest. About that time comets Elenin and Honda flew by in 2011. Amazingly significant things occur with these comets on all 3 of the Fall "feast of the LORD," Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles.
1. Earth, Elenin, the Sun, and Mercury were in vertical alignment on the Biblical Feast of Trumpets (September 28 and 29) which it a type of the Rapture (Lev. 23:23-25; cf. 1 Thess. 4:13-18; 1 Cor. 15:51-52). Furthermore, the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly was in session from September 28th to 30th. They discussed whether to unilaterally declare a Palestinian state. The Bible gives this parting of the Land of Israel as a reason for God's judgment on the nations during the 7 year Tribulation. In the Book of the Prophet Joel God states:
Joel 3:2: "I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land."
2. When Elenin and Honda became visible together on the night of 7 October it was the beginning of the Feast of Atonement, a picture of the 7 year Tribulation (Leviticus 23:26-32; cf. Daniel 9:27, 12:1; Matthew 24:21). Could these 2 comets have been a picture of God's 2 Hebrew witnesses during the first half of the Tribulation? God had the Apostle John to write:
Revelation 11:3-4: "And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth."
3. Elenin was closest to the Earth at 21 million miles (7 + 7 + 7 = 21) on on October 16, 17 & 18 during the Feast of Tabernacles, a type of the Millennial reign of Christ, and the eternal state after that (Leviticus 23:33-43; cf. Revelation 20:1-6, 21:1-7).
4. Furthermore, in 2013 Comet ISON made its closes point to the Sun (perihelion) during Hanukkah on November 28, 2013. I believe that this points to the soon rebuilding of the Temple. An Israeli Government official began speaking of this very thing in 2014.
It was at the end of WW I on Hanukkah, 9 December 1917, that British General Edmund Allenby liberated Jerusalem from the Ottoman Turks without firing a shot by dropping surrender leaflets on the city from biplanes never before seen by the Ottoman’s fulfilling Isaiah 31:5 to the letter.
Isaiah 31:5: “As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.”
So, as you can see, I am a believer in astronomical phenomenon as signs, and not without Biblical backing. You, as most I have seen, who attempt to refute the astronomical signs, cite only Joel 2:31; Acts 2:20; Revelation 6:12 to do so.
Genesis 1:14-19: "And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for SIGNS, and for SEASONS, and for days, and years: 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. 19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day."
Here in this passage we see that "the lights in the firmament of the heaven" are for "signs" as well as "for seasons, and for days, and years." Especially note that "the lights" are for "seasons" also. That word "seasons" in Hebrew is "moawdaw." It's basic meaning is "set" or "appointed times" as in the following verse:
Leviticus 23:4: "These are the FEASTS of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their SEASONS."
Both the words "seasons" and "feasts" in Leviticus 23:4 above are translated from the same Hebrew word "moawdaw." It is translated "seasons" 13 times and "feast" 23 times in God's word. It's basic meaning is "set time" for various things (cf. Gen. 17:21, 18:14, 21:2; Ex. 9:5, 23:15; Num. 9:2,3, 7, 13: Josh. 8:14; 1 Sam. 13:8; 2 Sam. 20:5; Ps. 102:13; Jer. 8:7, 46:17; Daniel 8:19, 11:27, 29, 35; Hab. 2:3). All the "feasts of the LORD" (Lev. 23:2, 4, 37, 44; 2 Chron. 2:4; Ezra 3:5) are at set times:
The 7 feasts of the Lord and 2 added later are all "set times" marked by seasons:
1. Passover, Unleavened Bread, and Firstfruits = Spring
2. Pentecost = Summer
3. Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles = Fall
4. Two feasts were added later = Hanukkah (Winter) & Purim (Spring)
The first and last of the 7 feasts of Leviticus 23, Passover and Tabernacles, have been punctuated with 8 tetrads as of September 2015. There will be no more tetrads on "the feasts of the LORD" for 549 years. Significant historical events have accompanied all 8 tetrads. Events concerning early Christians (i.e. Polycarp burned in the greatest of the 7 Roman persecutions; William Tyndale born in 1494), the demise of the Roman Empire, the rise of Islam, the word of God (discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls that further validate the KJV), and the reestablishment of Israel and the capture of her Capital, Jerusalem. During the 8th Tetrad an Israeli Government official has called for rebuilding the Temple; and during the month of the last lunar eclipse of this tetrad Russia entered the fray in Syria and disturbances were instigated on the Temple Mount by Moslems creating tensions between Israel and Jordan.
Therefore, it is apparent that it is not necessary for the Biblical text to state that there would be several series of 4 lunar eclipses since it was stated from the beginning that they are for "signs."
These passages clearly speak of pre-tribulation SIGNS "in the firmament of the heaven" as is their stated purpose from the beginning.
Luke 21:11, 25-28: "... And ... great signs shall there be from heaven. ... 25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."
Acts 2:16-21: "But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: 21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved." (cf. Joel 2:28-32)
In the last days it shall come to pass 1) there will be revelation gifts given (this was early in the Church Age), and 2) there will be wonders in heaven above. "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood. This is toward the end of the 2nd millennium "before that great and notable day of the Lord come." Joel 2:28-32 and Acts 2:16-21 are pre-tribulation verses. The last days are the last 3 days of the week of 1000 year days. In that it is "before that great and notable day of the Lord," it is before the Millennial reign of Christ.
The signs in heaven in the Book of Revelation during the Tribulation do not negate the fact of these Biblical signs in the sun, moon and stars that I have pointed out.
In that I endorse these tetrad and comet signs does not mean that I endorse the discoverer of the tetrads, Mark Bitz, not their prime promoter, John Hagee. I renounce both as heretics. Biltz, because of his Hebrew Roots heresy, and Hagee because of his dual salvation heresy.
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