History of Biblical Astronomy

Passover Blood Moon on April 4th 2015

The upcoming Passover Blood Moon on April 4th, 2015 is the third Blood Moon in the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015. As the first full moon two weeks after the Total Solar Eclipse at the North Pole, on March 20th, Nisan 1 and the Spring Equinox, it marks not only the opening of the ecclesiastical year in Israel, but also the midpoint in both the Hebrew Sabbatical year of 2014-2015, and the Blood Moon Tetrad over the same period. When we consider that there has never been a Total Solar Eclipse at the North Pole in the history of timekeeping in the Hebrew Calendar, we can see that this upcoming Passover/Easter Blood Moon is most certainly a unique one. As we consider the Total Solar eclipse on Nisan 1, we should recall that it also coincides with the Dedication of the Tabernacle in the wilderness. But, the April 4th Passover Blood Moon, commemorates not only the first Passover of Israel’s Exodus from Egypt, but also the Sabbath Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead. This speaks loudly that the ministry of Jesus Christ was designed to fulfill the OT Law, including every aspect of the Passover Lamb’s sacrifice, not only for Israel, but all mankind also. With added importance, we see the revelation for this plan of the Tabernacle of Moses foreshadowing the blueprint for the Jerusalem Temple, as the ministry of the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek is energized in Christ. We find the Biblical precedent for this in Hebrews 8;

Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, said he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount. [Exod. 25]

This is a key verse indicating a heavenly Jerusalem. Thus, the plan of the earthly Tabernacle and Temple is a physical model of the original Temple of God in Heaven, and the earthly city of Jerusalem is based on the Holy City of God in Heaven. God’s City below is designed to reflect the one aboveThe New Jerusalem, [Rev.21]. As God occupies His throne in the heavenly Temple above, so the Creator revealed Himself to His chosen people in the earthly Temple below. This also explains the celestial symbolism that God designed into Hebrew Temple and Tabernacle structure, revealing the Creator’s Intelligent Design in the beginning of the world. God planned it so in the Millennial reign of Christ, the earthly Temple would receive all people through the High Priest Jesus Christ, to be spiritually nourished by the Heavenly Father, through the mediator-Jesus Christ. [Isa. 2:2-4]In this future New Jerusalem God’s Shechinah Glory is again revealed, and a spirit of fellowship restored. Here the Kingdom of God, Creator of all, is revealed to the world, and all people will come to worship and serve Him. Here everyone may be purified of sin and can stand before God in righteousness, since Jesus has paid the debt for our sins. This future Holy Temple, embodies the relationship each Christian believer can now enjoy with the Heavenly Father through the Lord Jesus Christ, as we pour out our hearts in prayer before God, and sing before God at His altar. Here we worship, acknowledging God’s constant, ever-present and unfathomable Love[I Cor. 3:9-23, Heb. 9:11-28]

History of Blood Moon Tetrads and Jerusalem Blood Moon images 2015 – Bing images

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Over the last 2000 years the history of Blood Moon Tetrads starting with Peter’s Sermon opening the Age of Grace, [Acts 2:20] has seen a steady progression of Bible Prophecy related to Israel, being fulfilled at increasing levels. We have seen prophecies of the Jerusalem Temple’s Destruction spoken by Jesus, marked with Blood Moons fulfilled around 70 AD. We witnessed the dispersion of the Jews around the world, as we have seen the Jews return to a reformed State of Israel in 1948-1950, marked by a Blood Moon Tetrad. In 1967-68 we saw the 6-day war with Egypt, when Jerusalem was first reclaimed under Israel’s control, also marked by a Blood Moon Tetrad, all leading to the next logical step of prophecies to re-build a Third Jerusalem Temple. A chart of the Blood Moon Tetrads over the last 2000 years is available in our blog post on the Biblical Blood Moon Calendar.

The rebirth of the State of Israel has given rise to hopes for a re-built Jerusalem Temple as a guiding light for the nation of Israel. This is indeed the pattern displayed when we view both world history and the Blood Moon Tetrads over the last 2000 years. With each conflict in the Middle East involving Israel, it seems they draw nearer in proximity to the Temple Mount. As this pattern of Biblical Prophecy proceeds to its inevitable conclusion, their progress will take them past the current boundary of the Western Wall. From the first days of the Temple in Jerusalem, it has been the center of the spiritual and national life of Israel. As the Temple embodied the center of royal authority for Davidic rule, so it held the seat of the High Priest, as the center of all spiritual ceremony and authority. Thus, we stand at the precipice of a crisis point in the history of the holy Land.

In the glory days of Kings David and Solomon-the building of the First Temple – transformed the holy city into the spiritual center of the world. Since the Romans destroyed the Second Temple in 70 AD, Israel has awaited the coming of the Third Temple, to fulfill the words of the Prophet Isaiah:

Isa. 2:2-3 “And it shall come to pass in the last days. that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established at the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all of the nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come. and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. and he will teach us of his ways, and we shall walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of God from Jerusalem.

There are many groups working to ensure that everything needed to rebuild the Jerusalem Temple is ready when the time presents itself. For example there are Schools of the Talmud in Jerusalem teaching many students the details of Temple service. Other groups are researching the genealogy of priestly lines to perform sacrificial rites, while others are ensuring all the implements of daily worship and sacrifice are in place. Of these groups the Temple Institute, may be the most zealous.

The Ark of the Covenant and Mercy Seat

Even as the nationof Israel under Moses crossed the Sinai, in their exodus out of the bondage of Egypt, God told them hey must :”Build me a Temple and I shall dwell amongst you.” (Exodus 25:2)As the Almighty revealed Himself to His people in the Tabernacle of Moses and the Temple at Jerusalem, it took place in the Holy of the Holies or God’s Throne-room. This is known in the Temple as the Mercy Seat which  covered the Ark of the Covenant. As Hebrews 9 tells us below, the Cherubim were stationed  on top of the Mercy-seat over-shadowing the throne of the Almighty, Who dwelt “between the Cherubim.” [Ex. 25:22].

And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercy-seat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.So what is the link between the Total Solar Eclipse at the North Pole on Nisan 1 marking the dedication of the Tabernacle in the wilderness?As Job 22:12 says; Is not God in the height of Heaven? And behold the highest of the stars, how high are they?This Biblical imagery of the highest stars of heaven is found again in Isaiah 14, as Isaiah discusses the circumstances surrounding the Fall of Lucifer.

Isa. 14:13-14
“For you have said in your heart I will ascend into heaven
I will exalt my throne above the Star-God
I will sit on the Mount of the Congregation on the farthest sides of the North
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds
I will be like the Most High…”

As we saw above in Isa. 2, the Lord’s house or celestial Temple is located in the highest of mountain tops, even as the Temple Mount holds the earthly Temple, [Isa. 51:16].  Also God Himself is referred to as the Highest of all Stars, that Lucifer desired to exalt his throne above. Isaiah also tells us that this Mount of the Congregation is located in the highest recesses of the North, even above the celestial North Pole. As the unprecedented March 20th, Total Solar eclipse over the North Pole depicts, we find the Almighty over-shadowing all Creation from the power of His throne room in heaven, which He reveals in no uncertain terms, in the fast approaching Apocalypse.

Psalm 91:1 He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the Shadow of the Almighty.

As we have a front row seat to witness all the Blood Moon Tetrads and other heavenly signs and events, leading to the greatest redemption in human history, with our deliverance from the darkness and bondage of this world, we are encouraged that no earthly or spiritual power can overcome our Almighty Heavenly Father, although the deceivers will surely attempt to make us think they can!

As II Thess. 2:2-4 tells us; 2 “That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as the day of Christ is at hand. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means; for that day shall not come except there come a departure first,. and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. 4 Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God, sits in the Temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”

This man of sin or the Anti-Christ, will do the bidding of his father who is the devil, even as we have seen in Lucifer’s heart above. Since the Almighty is showing us so clearly in the tapestry of the stars, in concert with the written testimony of  Scripture, that His un-alterable Will is indeed coming to pass before our eyes, we have no excuse to be sucked in by what any deceiver can say or do. Let us rejoice- “Hosanna in the Highest,” as the popular Easter refrain tells us, that we serve the risen Savior of the world, the only begotten of the Father, and no power exists that can prevent the truth of God’s Word from coming to pass Just as He spoke it.


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