Why the Moon Appears Blood Red:
During a Lunar Eclipse, the Moon passes through the Earth's shadow. The only light reaching the Moon is sunlight, which is passed through the earth's atmosphere at a low angle. This is the same effect, which makes sunsets appear red. In ancient times people referred to an eclipsed moon as appearing 'Blood Red.' The Earth as viewed from the Moon during an eclipse would appear as a thin ring of red light.
A Tetrad of Blood Moons:
It is possible for a Lunar Eclipse to occur twice a year when the sun and moon are 180º apart in the sky and close to the celestial equator. If a total Lunar Eclipse occurs four consecutive times in a row, it is called a Tetrad. When this happens you will have four lunar eclipses occurring about 6 months apart covering a period of time of one and a half years. Tetrads can occur a number of times in one century, while other centuries will have no Tetrads. To date from year 1 until 2017 there have been 62 Tetrads.
Tetrads that occur on Jewish Feast Days:
It is somewhat rare for all four tetrad blood moons to occur each on Jewish Feast Days. Only two happened in the fourteen hundreds and the next two happened in the nineteen hundreds. When this has happened in the past important events have occurred on or near the Jewish Tetrads.
A Jewish Tetrad occurred 1493-1494 and this was period of time that Jews were expelled from Spain and Columbus returned from his discovery of the New World.
In 1949-1950 this happened again. Jews returned to form the country of Israel for the first time in 2000 years.
The next time this occurs is the Tetrad of 1967-1968. Israel captured the city of Jerusalem in the Six Day War and for the first time Jews pray at the holy wall in the city of their ancestors.
In 2014 a Tetrad of Blood Moons all fell on Jewish Feast Days. This is only the ninth time in 2000 years that this has happened where a Tetrad has all four Blood Moons occurring on Jewish feast days. The number "Nine" in Hebrew has the meaning of 'judgment.' The last Blood Moon of the 2014-15 Tetrad was also a Super Moon appearing larger then usual, and the eclipsed moon was setting over Jerusalem on a feast day.
As soon as the Jews settled in the Holy Land,1 they began to count and observe seven-year cycles. Every cycle would culminate in a Sabbatical year, known as Shemittah, literally: “to release.”
In the very middle of the Shemitah Jewish Year of 2015 a Solar Eclipse occurred. The path of the eclipse was in the North Atlantic between Iceland and Ireland traveling northeast into the Arctic Ocean. In the Jewish tradition this is a sign of bad things to occur for nations of the world.
The year following the destruction of the second Holy Temple was the first year of a seven year Sabbatical cycle. In the Jewish calendar, counting from Creation, this was the year 3829, 68–69 CE on the secular calendar.
By counting sevens from then, we see that the last Shemittah year will be the year 5775 after Creation, which ran from Sept. 25, 2014, through Sept. 13, 2015.
The Shemittah year waives all outstanding debts between Jewish debtors and creditors. The number 70 is a prophetic number. Daniel the prophet spoke of 70 sevens that must be fulfilled in order for redemption to come. "At the end of seven years you will make a release. And this is the manner of the release: to release the hand of every creditor from what he lent his friend; he shall not exact from his friend or his brother, because the time of the release for the Lord has arrived." (Deuteronomy 15:1–2)
“Seventy ‘sevens’[a] are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish[b]transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place.” – Daniel 9:24
In Leviticus chapter 25, God commands his people to not plant the fields on the seventh year. This is to be a Sabbath Year to rest and honor God. During this year all debts are to be forgiven, slaves set free, the land is to rest, and the economy of the land will be reduced. Shemitah Years can bring down economies, kingdoms or nations that do not follow God's will. If the people follow God's Laws the nation is blessed in this time; if not it, can mean
bad times for a nation.
Shemitah Year Events of the Twentieth Century:
The rising up and the falling of empires.
1917- America rises to power ending World War I. The rising of the Communist State of the Soviet Union.
1917- The defeat of Germany. The fall of the Czar of Russia. The fall the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. The fall of the Turkish-Ottoman Empire.
1938- German Nazis attack Jewish businesses and burn Jewish Synagogues on Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass.)
1945- Nazi Germany is defeated. The Atomic bomb is dropped on Japan thus ending World War II. Japan signs peace treaty the same week of the end of the Shemitah year.
1945- The United States becomes a military super power. The U.S. dollar becomes the world standard currency. The United States is the richest country in the world, and the world's largest lender nation.
1973- The United States Supreme Court declares that America's can kill their unborn babies.
1973- The World Trade Center is completed which is a symbol of Americas economic strength.
1973- America looses its first war to Vietnam. Nixon takes America off the Gold standard. This sets in motion the decline of the U.S. dollar.
1980- The U.S. Supreme Court bans the posting of the Ten Commandments in Public Schools. Thus God is now completely banned from our public schools in America.
2001- The World Trade Center buildings (the symbols of Americas economic strength) are destroyed by an Islamic terrorist attack. One week later Wall Street has one of its greatest collapses on the last day of the Jewish Shemitah Year.
2008- Exactly seven years later, Wall Street suffers its largest decline. America is now the world's largest debtor nation.
A Once in Two Millennial Event!
How often does a Tetrad of Bloods which all fall on Jewish feast days and in a Shemitah Year occur. This has happen just nine times since the time of Christ. A Tetrad of Blood Moon has occurred in Shemitah Years only 10 times in 2000 years. So, in 2014-15 this is the first time in 2000 years that a Tetrad of four Blood Moons has occurred all on Jewish feast days and in a Shemitah Year! An unprecedented event.
What could this mean for our future?
The Bible states that God created the Sun, Moon and stars to be signs to mankind. Because of the past history of important events happening during these special times, of Shemitahs and Tetrads, we would be prudent to be watchful.
The period 2014-2015 is an extremely rare intersection of celestial events with religious observances. Many are saying this is a celestial signpost, which some very important event is about to occur from our creator. This could mean we are entering the End Times and starting the Tribulation in which the rise of the Anti- Christ happens. Others say it means the return of Christ. To support these ideas the Bibles says the Jews from around the world will return to their homeland Israel which happened in 1948. It is prophesied the End Times will occur within one generation of the establishment of the Jewish state which means time is near. Others will say it means God's judgment on the nations of Earth. Since America is turning away from the teachings of the Bible, many Christian leaders are warning us, that we will likely face God's judgment during this time. This judgment will cause much suffering and
destruction across America. America's unrepentant nature mirrors the Israelites of the Old Testament and God punished them severely for their sins. Current events seem to be moving us to a new world conflict, which might be World War III. If so, will this usher in the prophesied battle of Armageddon? Time will tell, but it is safe to say, be prepared for some major event to happen soon.
Jubilee Years are based on the Shemitah Years which occur every 7 years. Seven Shemitahs makes a Shemitah of Shemitahs. (7x7=49 years is the Shemitah of Shemitah cycle period.) The year following the 7th Shemitah Year is a Jubilee Year. While the Jubilee year follows the 7th Shemitah Year thus becoming the 50th year, the Jubilee year is also the 1st year of the new cycle thus keeping the 49 year cycle going.
The Jubilee Principal
“And you shall count seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years. Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family.” – Leviticus 25:8-10
70 is a prophetic number. Daniel the prophet spoke of 70 sevens that must be fulfilled in order for redemption to come. Jeremiah the prophet spoke of 70 years of judgment in which Israel would be enslaved to Babylon. The enslavement, by the way, occurred because Israel did not keep the statutes of the Jubilee. The noble class would not let the serfs go free. Therefore the nobles were enslaved to their worst enemy, Babylon. I would suggest that the 70th Jubilee is extra significant in that the real estate of the whole planet will be returned to its original owner, the Creator.
So what happens before then? Jesus said there would be a time of great tribulation worse than any other time in history. Don’t think Satan is going to be nice about giving back the planet to the Creator. This will be WW III. Jubilee Years are important for Jews. The last two Jubilee Years have been important in the establishment of the State of Israel. During World War I, Great Britain seized control of Palestine from the Ottoman empire. The year of the Jubilee saw the foundations laid for the establishment of the state of Israel. However, this did not happen until after the Second World War. In May 1948 Britain formally turned the land of Palestine over to the Jews thus establishing the State of Israel. After nearly 2000 years since the Romans kicked the Jews out of their homeland they once again had their own country. Israel was once again restored to life!
During the last Jubilee Year in 1967, State of Israel took possession of Jerusalem for the first time in 2000 years. Jerusalem is the holy city in which Solomon built the Temple that God lived in, and Abraham was about to sacrifice his son Issac. It is also the city where God had his son Jesus sacrificed for mankind's sins. In September 2015 we started a new Jubilee year. The new Jubilee started with a partial solar eclipse. It is of special note that it is the 40th Jubilee Year since Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem. It is also the 70th Jubilee year since the first one was proclaimed by God. The number 40 is the Biblical time period of redemption. The number 70 has the Biblical meaning of perfect completion. So this particular Jubilee Year may likely have very special meaning for mankind. Perfect completion of redemption. Be prepared! Be right with God.