Q&A | Blood Moon Tetrads - Are They Valid?
"Please tell me how the four blood moons mean anything. For example the ones that occurred in 1949-50 and the ones in I think 1967-68 or 68-69 both these blood moon tetrads occurred after the events of Israel becoming a nation and Israel retaking Jerusalem. The ones in the 60's didn't start till about 10 months AFTER the six day war was over. How can it be a sign if it happens after the event"
Thank you for the question, Wayne. It seems that because of some unsound public internet opinions (especially ones of a mid or post-trib rapture persuasion), many are being led into confusion on the topic of signs in the heavens.
Based on the facts of history, there can be no question that the blood moon tetrad patterns which fall on the Moedim (Feast Days) of Passover and Tabernacles have certainly been connected to a Middle-East war. Israel's blood-thirsty neighbours twice came mightily against them and Israel miraculously won the wars and gained more of their promised homeland back. Let us look at that promise for a moment.
While dwelling in the land of Kana'an (Cannon) which Israel is part of, YHWH said to Abram:"Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, for all the land which you see I shall give to you and your seed forever."So that is clear enough. The land which is now Israel (and then some which they have yet to reacquire) is an eternal possession of the Israelites through Jacob.
On the same day, YHWH made a Covenant with Abram, saying, "I have given this land to your seed, from the river of Mitsrayim (Egypt) to the great river, the River Perath (Euphrates)."
"And I shall give to you and your seed after you the land of your sojournings, all the land of Kana'an, as an everlasting possession. And I shall be their Elohim (God)."
And Isaac called Jacob and blessed him ... "And El Shaddai barak (bless) you, and make you bear fruit and increase you, and you shall become and assembly of peoples, and give you the berakah (blessing) of Abraham, to you and your seed with you, so that you inherit the land of your sojournings, which Elohim gave to Abraham."
Genesis 28:1, 3-4
A little more study shows more accurately that the promised blood-line is through Abrahams wife, Sarah down through Isaac, Jacob (who's name was changed to "Israel" in Genesis 35:10) and Judah from which King David and the King of Kings, Messiah came through. It is not through Abraham's Egyptian slave and concubine Hagar, through which Ishmael was born. It is Hagar's blood-line from which the Arabs come. Islamic tradition sites Ishmael as the father of the Arabs.
With this understanding we see that the fighting between the Arabs and the Isralites is a family feud over the inheritance of this little slab of land which was promised to the seed of Abraham. However, it is clearly given to the line through Sarah, not Hagar.
But I digress, back to the blood moon signals.
The two most current completed blood moon tetrads were indeed connected to wars between the Arabs and the Israelites resulting in first, the Israelites coming back into their homeland in 1948-1949 as prophesied by Ezekiel:"And I shall take you from among the gentiles, and I shall gather you out of all lands, and I shall bring you into your own land ... And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers. And you shall be My people, and I shall be your Elohim."On May 15, 1948 at midnight, the British Mandate of Palestine came to an end. Several hours earlier on May 14, Ben-Gurion (the first Prime Minister of Israel) declared the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz-Israel to be known as the State of Israel. At the passing of midnight, the State of Israel came into being (Isaiah 66:8). Within hours, the armies of Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq invaded what had just ceased to be the territory of the British Mandate, and immediately attacked Jewish settlements. The Israeli War of Independence began. Miraculously, with the Hand of Elohim, Israel won against all odds.
Ezekiel 36:24, 28
The first permanent Israeli government took office on January 25, 1949 During the next several months, a series of four Israeli War of Independence truce agreements were signed: with Egypt on February 24, With Lebanon on March 23, with Jordan on April 3, and with Syria on July 20. All of these agreements created armistice demarcation lines, which established Israel's borders. It was during this process of Israel's rebirth and the establishment of her borders that on Passover of April 13, 1949 the first blood moon of the 1949-1950 tetrad was displayed in the heavens.
Clearly, the blood moon tetrad of 1949-1950 was connected to the rebirth of Israel. however, the Jews did not yet have their flag flying over their capital, Jerusalem.
It was 18 years later (from Passover of 1949) in 1967, another blood moon tetrad occurred. Again, the blood moons fell precisely on the Moedim.
During the spring of 1967 as the Israeli's celebrated their annual Independence Day, the very same countries who agreed to armistice demarcation lines, rallied even more Arab countries including Iraq, Sudan, Transjordan and Palestinians to "wipe Israel off the map!" (Psalms 83:2-4).
On June 5th after the first tetrad blood moon of Passover on April 24, the sons of Ishmael attacked the sons of Jacob yet again. But on June 10th it was over. It has been called the war of miracles as the Hand of YHWH gave His people, with whom He has an everlasting Covenant, an impossible victory. The Israeli flag flew over the Holy City as Jerusalem was given back to whom she belongs.
So, to answer your question directly now that history has been brought to light, these two events of war, conquest and Israel's regaining of her Promised Land all happened precisely during the time of a spectacular and very rare sign in the heavens, a blood moon tetrad of four full lunar eclipses which occur on the Moedim of Passover and Tabernacles. It should be noted that a tetrad such as this had not happened since 1493-1494 at the time of the Spanish Inquisition when the Jews were dispelled from Spain. These tetrads are indeed very rare and are always connected to an event that is a very big deal to the sons of Jacob.
To view these tetrads accurately, one must not try to "own" dates. Look at the BIG picture and all becomes clear. I do not view these signs as "having to" precede anything. The fact is that they happened at the very time massive events in Jewish history which fulfilled Bible Prophecy happened. People keep trying to "own" dates. That is the flesh and is not how YHWH works. The BIG picture shows us that YHWH has marked in the heavens these events from the moment He spoke the heavens into existence. That in itself is more than enough to convince me of the validity of the tetrads.
So you are probably asking, "what will happen in 2014-2015?" The future will tell, but as I have repeatedly stated in my videos, there is more to gain for the sons of Jacob. A Third Jewish Temple needs to be rebuilt for Bible Prophecy to be fulfilled. If the pattern holds, they will gain the the ability to rebuild it and take back the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
As the peace talks collapse, the tensions between the sons of Ishmael and Jacob are again at an all-time high. And guess what, a prophetic blood moon tetrad has just begun. At any moment, Ishmael, the "wild man" (Genesis 16:12) may raise his hand against his half brother once again, and once again experience a humiliating defeat.
Keep looking up.
Scott | April 15, 2014