Blood Moons’ connection to the Bible  (Approximate ‘middle’ of Daniel’s 70th Week)      To make a long story short, I didn’t pay any attention to the blood moons because I don’t rely on ‘astronomy’ for Bible predictions.  Nevertheless, I heard about them through people who would e-mail me.      After the blood moons received national media attention, in April 2014, someone e-mailed me these first two articles, which helped me understand what they were and why they’re potentially important.   “Video” - explaining the ‘physics’ of lunar eclipses  USA Today - April 3, 2014 (time=2:16)   (Sorry, embedding wasn’t an option)
    What surprised me was how evenly spaced the four eclipses were, during the Spring-Fall-2014 and Spring-Fall-2015.  Chart below APOCALYPSE NOW: Why a rare astrological event LAST NIGHT could herald the 'End of Days' Express [UK] – April 9, 2014 Quotes:  The incredible alignment has only happened a  handful of times in the last two thousand years but, remarkably, on each of the last three occasions it has coincided with a globally significant religious event. The first Tetrad since the Middle Ages, in 1493, saw the expulsion of Jews by the Catholic Spanish Inquisition, which rocked western Europe. The second coincided with the establishment of the State of Israel - after thousands of years of struggle - in 1949.  [referring to tetrad] Strangely, the last one occurred in 1967 - far earlier than expected - precisely at the time of the Six-Day Arab–Israeli War.    Of course, any ‘tetrad’ covers ‘two-years’ but significant events are not always exact.  For example, this article notes 1949 for the blood moons but everyone knows that Israel became a nation in 1948.    Therefore, it’s not unusual that the tetrad has passed but more specific events from Daniel continue to unfold in the Middle East.  When the events get to the ‘abomination that causes desolation’, from Daniel 11:31, the rapture will occur, from Matt. 24:29-31.  That will be significant for both Christians and Jews because they are both mentioned in Matthew 24:15-31 and Revelation 7.  Significant Biblical events happen ‘around’ Blood Moon tetrads. Quick summary    In both cases, the 144,000 Jews are mentioned first but they stay on earth to endure the ‘trumpet plagues’ from Revelation 8, and other events until Revelation 14 & 15, when they are martyred and their souls are accepted into heaven (before the ‘bowl plagues’).  After the last bowl plague, which is Armageddon, those same 144,000 Jews will become priests, in Jesus’ new kingdom on earth, for 1000 years.  All that starts at the ‘abomination’.    At the same time, the ‘abomination’ will be significant to Christians because the ‘rapture’ will happen, from Matthew 24:29-31, which determines where a person resides forever.  (It doesn’t get any more significant than that.)  Christians who are taken in the rapture are treated to the Wedding Supper of the Lamb, for 2300 days, while tribulation happens on earth.  Then, they will follow Jesus back to earth, for Armageddon, and the start of a 1000-year reign.   Unfortunately, gentiles who miss the rapture will not have a second chance like the 144,000 Jews.  I’m just explaining what I see in Revelation, honestly.  That’s why it’s important for people to have a sincere relationship with Jesus, before the abomination in Daniel 11:31. (explained some below Timeline of 37’s)     
CNN  10-16-2015 / length = 1:32     Ben Wedeman reports live from Jerusalem on “Day of Rage” protests.  Plus, no ‘holiday’ needed for an ‘uprising’.     Ben Wedeman explains that this was the 3rd “day of rage”, in 8 days, and although they may ‘tamp down’, they will come back.    Plus, no holiday or pre-determined astronomical event can determine when the abomination will happen.  A person must watch the signs on the ground, which God outlined in Daniel 11.     I know this because Jesus said to watch for the ‘abomination’, in the Book of Daniel, so that’s the right thing to do.    Currently, we are on Daniel 11:29-30 and Gabriel said, “The end will come like a flood.” (Daniel 9:26)  Therefore, I have a feeling that we’re very close.  Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. © Copyright 2010 - 2016   All rights reserved. Daniel 11 Explained (condensed ‘one page’ commentary) ‘Matthew 24’ Explained (must match Revelation) The ‘Seals’ Explained (Revelation timeline revealed) Seven Churches Explained (Past & Present Church Prophecy) Note: ‘Sitemap’ shows a complete list of all pages (by category). ‘Homepage’ gives 3 simple steps + timelines + summary. Were the Blood Moons in the ‘middle’ of the 70th Seven?  not quite.    I admit that I thought the blood moons were a confirmation for the ‘middle’ of the 70th Seven, because they were the right distance (3.5 years) from the Arab Spring (in general).    However, when I examined the actual dates, I discovered that the blood moons were well before the ‘middle’, as depicted in the graph below. (The 70th Seven is explained some below Daniel 11:31)    Historically speaking, ‘tetrads’ of blood moons happen ‘around’ important Biblical events, not directly on them.  Come to find out, God’s timeline of 37’s (described below chart) is much more precise on the actual years, which includes the year 2016.  Therefore, if the rapture happens in 2016, then the blood moons of 2014-2015 will be in the right ballpark.  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018      4      7     10      4      7     10      4      7     10      4      7     10      4      7     10      4      7     10      4      7     10 “The 70th Seven” (Daniel’s final week) Tetrad of Blood Moons Illustration of Daniel’s 70th Week, including the blood moons                                                             and anniversaries      4      7     10 2019 Illustration of the 70th Seven with the blood moons and anniversaries Illustration of the 70th Seven with the blood moons and anniversaries 2020      4      7   God’s timeline of 37’s    Come to find out, God has been using His own “Timeline of 37’s” (with ‘37-years’ as a ‘unit of time’) since the beginning of Islam, not exclusively, but enough to be sure that “37” is the real solution to God’s riddle in Revelation 13.  Plus, 2016 is on that Timeline of 37’s! Muhammad’s vision in 610 and the ‘Final Empire’ connection    It just so happens that Muhammad received his vision, which started Islam, in 610 AD    The Islamic Revolution in Iran, which started the ‘Final Empire’, occurred in 1979    Well, the time between those happens to be: 610 AD + “37 x 37” years = 1979, or 610 AD + 1369 years = 1979, which is perfection for God’s timeline of 37’s.     Seriously, this fact literally connects ‘Muhammad’s vision’ in 610 AD to the ‘final empire’ in Daniel 11:21, which started in 1979, and also to the ‘riddle of 666’, in Revelation 13. Now, Iran is in their 37th anniversary, which started February 11, 2016 The birth of the 12th and final Imam – 869 AD    Another point on God’s timeline of 37’s is the birth of the 12th and final Imam, who is a vital person in Twelver beliefs because they think he will return, along with Jesus, to bring peace to the world.  When the rapture happens (Jesus’ return in the sky) and the Mahdi hasn’t appeared, it will be the spark needed to inspire the antichrist to slander God, as noted in Daniel 11:36.  It’s almost poetic that his birth was exactly “7 units of 37 years” after Muhammad’s vision, which started the timeline.  610 AD + 7 x 37 years = 869 AD  Osman’s vision in 1276 AD (connected by 666 years)    Another famous vision occurred in 1276 AD (my original book had 1277 because I had to subtract two references to get the year so an error of one year can happen that way).  Anyway, the dream or vision was important because it was mentioned in Daniel 11:14, which is of course God’s ‘Book of Truth’, and led to a vast empire that stretched to three continents, as interpreted for Osman at the time.  It’s especially interesting that Osman’s vision occurred “18 units of 37” from Muhammad’s original vision (666 years from 610 AD).     Mathematically speaking, 610 AD + 666 years = 1276 AD, connecting both Islamic visions to God’s timeline of 37’s The ‘Church’s’ connection to the ‘Number of the Beast’ and ‘37’    The original event that caused me to discover God’s timeline of 37’s was when Pope Francis  planned a meeting with the Patriarch of the Russian Church, in Cuba, on February 12, 2016, one day after the 37th anniversary of Iran begins, on February 11, 2016.  Plus, Rouhani visited the pope on January 26, 2016, which probably set up this meeting between churches.     This is an important event because it’s the first meeting since the “great schism” of 1054, which effectively separated Church 3 from Church 4, in the “Seven Churches” (Rev. 2-3).   Mathematically speaking,  610 AD + “12 x 37” years = 1054 AD  or  610 + 444 = 1054    Later, I found a connection with the Russian Church because a major event happened in January 1721, when Peter-the-Great eliminated the Patriarch of Russia and replaced him with a secular assembly, called the Holy Synod.  It seems that Peter-the-Great wasn’t very religious but it’s interesting because it happened very close to 1720 AD, which is 666 years  from 1054 AD.  (That’s eerily similar to the two visions, in Islam, being 666 years apart. Updated: 5-31-2016             Side Note:   I never would have discovered God’s “Timeline of 37’s” if I hadn’t already discovered the real meaning of Daniel 11, which highlights the Shiites as the “final empire”, starting in verse 21, and leading to the ‘abomination’, in verse 31.      Yes, it’s true because those verses are happening, right now, in the Middle East.  Plus, the events are being tracked, for free, in current events.  (verses 24-26)  Updated below The rise and acceptance of “inter-faith” services   I’ll just tell you ahead of time that the ‘abomination’ has a lot to do with so-called ‘inter-faith’ services because they are done in the name of ‘peace and harmony’ but it’s still not right.  The concept may sound good, on paper, but combining a false religion, such as Islam, with Christianity is a slap in the face of Jesus.  God is not in the habit of compromising with false prophets and giving them equal billing with His Son, Jesus.  It’s literally an abomination to God.  Chrislam   I became aware of the mixing of Islam and Christianity, into something called Chrislam, about the time that Muhammad Ali died but it’s been around for decades.  Historically speaking, Chrislam started in Nigeria, in the 1970’s, by a person named Tela Tella, who allegedly receives divine revelations, which he says ‘correct’ the Bible.  That’s eerily similar to what Muhammad said in the 7th century.  Tela Tella is even working on his own final book, such as Muhammad did.  They are both false prophets because no one is supposed to add or subtract from Revelation. (Rev. 22:18)  Another person named Dr. Saka created a separate sect of Chrislam, with fewer rules than the first, but he justified the mixing of religions with a dream he had while resting near the Kaaba, during his 2nd hajj, in 1990.  That’s also eerily similar to Muhammad because he supposedly had his infamous dream while sleeping in the Kaaba.  Chrislam is not extremely widespread in Nigeria because most Christians and Muslims, there, see them as heretics or cults.   Nevertheless, the concept spread to America when Rick Warren addressed the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in 2009.  Since then, many churches have adopted so-called ‘inter-faith’ services but Christianity shouldn’t be compromised by adding elements from Islam or anything else that contradicts God’s Word.  Jesus is the only way to the Father, period. (John 14:6)  After all, watering down the Bible doesn’t do anyone a favor because false prophets will be exposed for what they are.  Jesus said, “Leave them; they are blind guides.  If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:14) Messianic Judaism    Don’t be fooled into mixing Christianity with Judaism, either, as the Messianic Jews do, because Paul was adamantly against it and considered that following the Jewish laws was a step backwards from the spiritual freedom that Jesus provided. (Galatians 5: 1-10)     In general, spiritual freedom does not imply the freedom to sin but the freedom to approach God without all the customs and regulations that religions place on a person.     In general, spiritual freedom means that we are saved by faith in Jesus, which is internal, not by outward deeds, but that doesn’t mean that a Christian shouldn’t perform good deeds.  It means that a Christian should do good deeds because they want to, not because they have to.    The desire to do good deeds comes naturally from a Christian’s love for God because Jesus said, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matt. 25:40)     However, following the Jewish customs of what to eat and drink on a certain day, as the Messianic Jews perform, is not the good deeds that Jesus is talking about. We are all part of the body of Christ and must do our part (1 Cor. 12:14-31) but that has nothing to do with eating and drinking. (Mark 7:14-23)   done Recent Events ISIS - Saudi - Turkey (Daniel 11: 24-27) Final Events to the Abomination (Daniel 11: 28-30) Shiites re-take Persia + America’s Role Begins (Daniel 11: 21-23) in progress Current Events from Daniel 11 (matching the Middle East) done Illustration of the 70th Seven with the blood moons and anniversaries Illustration of the 70th Seven with the blood moons and anniversaries 3.5 years (to scale) [1st half] 3.5 years (to scale) [2nd half] Start ? End  Approx. Middle ? Illustration of the 70th Seven with the blood moons and anniversaries Illustration of the 70th Seven with the blood moons and anniversaries Possible ‘start and middle’ to Daniel’s 70th Seven    To make a long story short, I never wanted to write about the 70th Seven from Daniel 9:27 because I didn’t want to be seen as picking a date for the rapture; I just wanted to write about the ‘signs’ from Daniel 11 and related material for support.  However, Daniel 9:27 is related to Daniel 11:31 because they both contain the ‘abomination that causes desolation’, which is the last clue that Jesus gave to His disciples, in Matthew 24:15, concerning the events before His return.  Therefore, if Jesus’ instructions were to study the ‘abomination’, from the prophet Daniel, four different chapters of Daniel come into play, each with different info, so none can be ignored.     After becoming aware of the “iron and clay”, in Daniel 2, I naturally thought that the ‘confirmation’, in Daniel 9, had something to do with ‘them’ (Shiites and Russia), or perhaps ‘them and the UN’.  I even stumbled upon some very strong coincidences, 3.5 years apart, which looked like a logical solution.  Yet, I never picked an exact date because I always said that the ‘middle of a 7-year period’ would still just be an approximate ‘range’, perhaps several months.      In other words, no matter how strong a coincidence happened to be, I would never try to limit God to a certain time-interval.  Nevertheless, Daniel 9:27 and Daniel 11:31 have an inter-locking clue, which is the abomination that causes desolation, so they have to be related by approximately 3.5 years (give or take several months).  It’s hard to pinpoint the start of the 70th Seven because no one can be certain what the abomination is.    Plus, from Daniel 11:31 (below), I don’t think the same group that desecrates the temple fortress is necessarily the same group that sets up the ‘abomination that causes desolation’.  It could be but it doesn’t have to be.  That’s why I have two possible explanations below.  Right now, I’m leaning towards the second but I left the first, for now, which is an older discovery. Daniel 11:31  “His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice. Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation. The “confirmation of a covenant” in Daniel 9:27 Daniel 9:27 “He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven'  he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing [of the temple] he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.”  1st possibility - the Palestinians    The first possibility is that the ‘confirmation of a covenant’ was a cease-fire with the Palestinians because a covenant is a ‘promise’ and that’s basically what a cease-fire is too: a promise not to fire.    Historically speaking, Hamas came to power in Gaza, after the Parliamentary elections in January 2006, forming a cabinet and beginning their rule on March 20, 2006.  The change was partially facilitated by Israel’s complete withdrawal from Gaza, proposed by Ariel Sharron in 2003, and completed on September 12, 2005.   After Hamas’ victory in Gaza, conflicts arose with Fatah, who was still governing the West Bank.  Conflicts also arose with Israel, eventually leading to an invasion from December 27, 2008, to January 18, 2009, called Operation Cast Lead.  After inflicting sufficient damage to Gaza, Israel declared a ‘unilateral cease-fire’ and pulled out again.     The ‘confirmation’ came years later, after another war with Gaza, which lasted 8 days, called Operation Pillar of Defense.  This time, the cease-fire was confirmed by a formal agreement on November 21, 2012.  To be complete, there was another invasion by Israel, in 2014, called Operation Protective Edge, where Israel was forced to destroy many tunnels that were dug under the border.  That operation lasted 7 weeks, from July 8 to Aug. 26, 2014, but ended without a cease-fire agreement.  In fact, both sides accused the other of starting the confrontation and breaking the cease-fire agreement from Nov-2012   Of course, 3.5 years from Nov-2012 is approximately May-2016, which has already past.  Yet, I’ve always said that the middle of a 7-year period cannot be pinpointed to one day; it would have to be a range of time, perhaps several months.  It’s at least interesting that the approximate middle landed in 2016, which is on God’s “timeline of 37’s” (brief explanation below chart).  2nd possibility - Egalitarian Prayer at Robinson’s Arch (Western Wall)   Jewish orthodox tradition has always separated the men and women during temple services and the women are not allowed to pray aloud or wear prayer shawls like the men.  Prayer at the Western Wall (Kotel), since 1967, has always been controlled by the orthodox Jews and conducted in the same manner as a temple, with the men and women separated.  There’s a hearing planned  for November 17, 2016, to decide whether to implement a plan to create a separate area for egalitarian prayer (men and women together), controlled by non-orthodox Jews, at Robinson’s Arch.  It’s possible that this could be considered by God to be ‘desecration of the temple fortress’.  Interesting enough, there were events 3.5 years ago, which could be considered a start.   In early 2013, Netanyahu assigned Natan Sharansky, chairman of the Jewish Agency, a quasi-branch of government that handles immigration and relations with Jewish communities abroad (diaspora), to find ways of making the Western Wall more accommodating to different branches of Judaism.    On April 9, 2013, Sharansky proposed a plan to expand and improve the Robinson’s Arch area to make it more accessible to non-orthodox Jews for egalitarian prayer, which allows men and women to worship together and gives women the same rights as men, such as wearing prayer shawls and reading the Torah aloud.    On April 11, 2013, five women from the Women of the Wall group were arrested at the Western Wall for wearing prayer shawls and singing aloud.  Later that day, a magistrates’ court threw out the case and said the women were not disturbing public order, as the police had claimed.  In fact, Judge Sharon Lari-Bavli said the ones disturbing public order were the ultra-orthodox protesters who were demonstrating against the women.  Women of the Wall called the ruling “a groundbreaking precedent” but the police appealed the decision.   On April 25, 2013, the Jerusalem District Court upheld the decision of the lower court and said that the women were not contravening “local custom” or causing a public disturbance, and therefore should not be arrested.  Judge Moshe Sobell ruled that the definition of “local custom” did not automatically mean Orthodox practice.  He based his decision on several past Supreme Court opinions, particularly that of justice Shlomo Levin, who wrote in 1994 that it was the nature of customs to change with the times.  Anat Hoffman, chairwoman of Women of the Wall, said the latest ruling "liberated the Western Wall for all Jewish people."     In my opinion, it’s entirely possible that “he” is the Israeli government or court system and “many” is the Women of the Wall or non-orthodox Conservative and Reform Jews.  I mean, the actions that are now being considered by the Israeli Supreme Court, concerning the Robinson’s Arch area, were initiated by the Sharansky proposal, which was approximately 3.5 years ago, making this a middle of a ‘seven’, (as of Oct-2016).  Coincidently, in addition to the proposal, the historic ruling on women’s rights at the Western Wall was ‘confirmed’ on appeal, all in the same month.     Personally, I’m glad that the precise middle has already passed because I’m not trying to pick an exact date.  I’m trying to show that the timing of Daniel 9:27 and Daniel 11:31 must match because the abomination, which is mentioned in both verses, is the same thing.