The coming Tetrad of Lunar Eclipses (known as blood moons)
This article concerns a topic first espoused by a Christian Hebrew Gentleman by the name of Mark Blitz. He ties the coming tetrad of lunar eclipses to the soon coming of the Lord Jesus Christ at the 2nd Advent. This coming tetrad occurs in the Gregorian calendar years 2014 through 2015. As a result of this, many thought the rapture could occur in 2008. They subtracted 7 years from 2015 when the end of the tetrad occurred. Great significance of this tetrad was given because it aligned with the Jewish Feast days. I still believe that this tetrad needs to be studied further. The matching of the Jewish holidays and the patterns to be shown below are so well aligned that it can not be and should not be ignored.
Terms you need to know before we continue.
Tetrad -- When four consecutive lunar eclipses are all total eclipses, the group is known as a tetrad.
The Saros Cycle is an eclipse cycle with a period of about 18 years 11 days 8 hours (approximately 65851/3 days) that can be used to predict eclipses of the Sun and Moon. One cycle after an eclipse, the Sun, Earth, and Moon return to approximately the same relative geometry, and a nearly identical eclipse will occur west of the original location.
The first month of the Jewish Religious Year which occurs in the spring time. Passover Occurs on the 15th day of this month.
The Hebrew feast day commemorating the Lamb Sacrifice in Exodus where the Angel of Death passed over Israel while the firstborn in Egypt were slain. It also is the same day the Lord Jesus Christ, our lamb sacrifice for sins, was crucified.
Tishri is the seventh month of the religious year for Israel and the first month of the civil year for Israel. This month holds the feasts of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Tabernacles (also known as Sukkoth).
This is a two day feast occurring on Tishri 1 and Tishri 2 of the Hebrew calendar. This is also called the feast of trumpets. A lot of people believe this feast day is tied to the rapture of the Christian Church prior to the start of the tribulation.)
This is known as the day of atonement. It is considered to be one of the most important of Jewish Holidays of the year. It is a day set aside to atone for the sins of the past year. It occurs on the 10th day of Tishri. It is found in Leviticus 23:26-32.
The feast of Sukkoth begins on Tishri 15, the fifth day of Yom Kippur. It is a joyous feast day while Yom Kippur is one of the most solemn of feast days. Sukkoth is a feast day with a festival atmosphere. It marks a season of rejoicing. Sukkoth means booths and refers to temporary dwelling places the Jews gather into during this holiday. Most Christian Scholars believe the feast of Sukkoth is the feast for the 2nd Advent of the Lord Jesus Christ when he returns with his saints on white horses at Armageddon.
Av is the fifth month of the Hebrew Calendar. It is a time of mourning for the Jews. There are two festivals that are in Av. On the 9th and on the 15th. On the 9th of Av is Tisha B'av which is a sad day when Jews fast. It recalls the two temples being destroyed and commemorates other tragic events throughout Jewish History. The other festival which happens in Av is Tu B'av. This is a happy occasion in which couples traditionally get together to arrange their wedding.
The coming blood moons of 2014 through 2015.
This is the only tetrad in the near future that aligns itself with the Jewish holidays. One should make mention here that there are tetrads occurring as well. One tetrad occurred in 2003 - 2004. Future ones other than the 2014 - 2015 are found in 2032-2033, 2043-2044, 2050-2051, 2061-2062, 2072-2073, and 2090-2091. The difference between these tetrads and the 2014 - 2015 tetrad is that this tetrad aligns with the Jewish holidays and the others do not.
The Tetrad of 2014 through 2015
|April 15, 2014||Passover||Total Lunar Eclipse||Saros Cycle 122|
|October 8, 2014||Sukkoth||Total Lunar Eclipse||Saros Cycle 127|
|April 4, 2015||Passover||Total Lunar Eclipse||Saros Cycle 132|
|September 28, 2015||Sukkoth||Total Lunar Eclipse||Saros Cycle 137|
The previous Tetrads tied to Hebrew Holidays.
The Tetrad of 1967 - 1968 Tied to the 6th day war where Israel took Jerusalem
|April 24, 1967||Passover||Total Lunar Eclipse||Saros Cycle 121|
|October 18, 1967||Sukkoth||Total Lunar Eclipse||Saros Cycle 126|
|April 13, 1968||Passover||Total Lunar Eclipse||Saros Cycle 131|
|October 6, 1968||Sukkoth||Total Lunar Eclipse||Saros Cycle 136|
The Tetrad of 1949 through 1950 Tied to the rebirth of the nation of Israel. Declared May 14, 1948.
It should be noted here that even though Israel declared themselves a nation in 1948, The first permanent government takes office on Jan 25, 1949. Israel had a transitional government in 1948. In this way the tetrad can tie to the year 1949 for the first elected office of that year and the birth year still be 1948.
|April 13, 1949||Passover||Total Lunar Eclipse||Saros Cycle 121|
|October 7, 1949||Sukkoth||Total Lunar Eclipse||Saros Cycle 126|
|April 2, 1950||Passover||Total Lunar Eclipse||Saros Cycle 131|
|September 26, 1950||Sukkoth||Total Lunar Eclipse||Saros Cycle 136|
The Solar Eclipses that match the Religious and Civil new year for Israel in 2015.
|March 20, 2015||Nissan 1 Religious New Year||Total Solar Eclipse||Saros Cycle 120|
|September 13, 2015||Rosh HaShannah Civil New Year||Total Solar Eclipse||Saros Cycle 125|
The above tetrads this past century revolved around significant historical implication for the nation Israel. One can only wonder what the tetrad of 2014 and 2015 will mean to Israel and prophecy. One of the main things that must happen next is the building of the temple foretold in the book of Revelation. I do not know what the years 2014 and 2015 will bring to Israel. Whether it be war with Iran, the middle east, a building of the temple, or the start of the tribulation also known as Daniel's 70th week.
The important thing to know is this. The coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to rapture out the church is coming soon. Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ to be you personal saviour before you get left behind.