Blood Moons’ connection to the Bible 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. As it has turned out,
there are more accurate signs than the blood moons. (explained below charts)
“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.
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
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.
In both cases (Matt 24 and Rev 7), the 144,000 Jews are mentioned first but they must stay
on earth to endure the ‘trumpet plagues’, from Revelation 8, because they didn’t believe that
Jesus is the Son of God. After the trumpet plagues, the 144,000 are martyred, in Rev 14 & 15,
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 (Rev 20). All that
starts at the ‘abomination’ in Matt 24:15. At the same time, the ‘abomination’ will be significant to Christians because the ‘rapture’
will happen, as in 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, I don’t think gentiles who miss the rapture will
not have a second chance like the 144,000 Jews. (They are a special case because of God’s promise to David.) That’s why it’s
important to have a
sincere relationship with Jesus, before the abomination takes place.
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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 70 th 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
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 2016/2017, then the blood moons of 2014-2015 will be in the right ballpark.
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
4 7 10
ISIS - Saudi - Turkey (Daniel 11: 24-27)
to the Abomination (Daniel 11: 28-30)
Shiites re-take Persia
+ America’s Role Begins (Daniel 11: 21-23)
Current Events from Daniel 11 (matching the Middle East)
3.5 years (to scale) [1st half]
3.5 years (to scale) [2nd half]
Possible ‘start and middle’ to Daniel’s 70 th Seven Both Daniel 11:31 and Daniel 9:27 contain the abomination that causes desolation so they
must correspond to each other. Daniel 11 is the most detailed list of events leading to the
abomination but there’s no time-frame. Daniel 8:13 and 12:11 also contain the abomination
but they only give time-frames that are
after the abomination (post-rapture). Daniel 9:27 is the only verse in the Bible that gives a time-period
before abomination but it’s difficult to figure out when it starts because it depends on the ‘confirmation of a covenant’. A covenant
is just an agreement or promise, which is vague, so it’s difficult to determine which agreement
it’s referring to. Nevertheless, as Daniel 11:31 becomes more clear, as to who sets up the
abomination and why, I think it also becomes clearer as to what agreement is confirmed. The only way to know for sure is to wait and see, but I think the mixing of men and women,
particularly at the Western Wall (temple fortress), has a lot to do with it, due to Zechariah 12.
Coincidently, that happens to be what the debate is all about concerning egalitarian prayer
at Robinson’s Arch, and the dates match the current time, as shown below.
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.
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. The final plan
was supposed to accommodate 1200 people and have a shared entrance with the Kotel so
worshipers could easily choose which direction to go. It was supposed to be state-staffed,
with amenities such as Torah scrolls and other ritual objects, as found in the men’s section.
August 27, 2013 - Naftali Bennett, Israel’s religious services minister, unveiled a
for egalitarian prayer at Robinson’s Arch. The gesture 4,800 sq ft ‘temporary’ platform was received as a small step forward but most said it was inadequate for the long term.
Nevertheless, the platform represented a
‘confirmation’ of the original promise from
Sharansky to make an egalitarian prayer space, for non-orthodox groups, at Robinson’s Arch. According to
Daniel 9:27, the ‘confirmation of a covenant’ will start a ‘70 th seven’ and the
abomination will be set up in the middle , which would imply a 3.5 year difference . (chart left)
August 27, 2013 + 3.5 years = February 27, 2017, which was the start of a . lunar month Note: I’m not trying to pick a date for the rapture because I’ve always said that the middle of
a seven-year period cannot be restricted to just one-day.
Jesus could come at any time. Yet, I still think 2-27-17 was
technically the ‘middle’ of the 70th Seven. As the Parable of the
Ten Virgins says, “The Bridegroom was a long time in coming.” (Matthew 25:5)
4 7 10
click to enlarge
3.5 year difference
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. Note:
666 / (6+6+6) = “37” Plus, 2016 was on the Timeline of 37’s and Daniel 11:26-30 were completed in 2016. All
that’s left to be fulfilled is for the abomination that causes desolation to be set up. (Dan 11:31)
666 page for a more detailed description of each entry on the timeline.
3rd year of Cyrus
The Book of
Truth (Dan 11)
given to Daniel.
Muhammad received his
altar to Zeus
to be erected
in the 2nd
vision of a great
peak of the
black plague in Europe
Rev 2: 21-23
Dan 11: 26-30,
leading to the
God’s Timeline of 37’s - Chart *marked to scale (starting when Daniel was given God’s “Book of Truth” - Daniel 11)
10 units x 37
21 units x 37
12 x 37
6 x 37
10 x 37
7 x 37
37 x 37 years
1369 years (start of Islam to the start of the final empire)
Birth of the
Comments on the events 666 years apart (as noted at the bottom)
(*I wasn’t just haphazardly linking things that were 666 years apart.)
1. Muhammad’s vision (610) and Osman’s vision (1276) are both notable visions in Islam.
2. The great schism (1054) and Peter the Great (1720) both involved the Christian Churches.
3. The black plague (1350) was a severe distress on mankind and the abomination and rapture will bring an even greater distress (Matt 24:21) as it starts God’s wrath from Rev 8 through 19.
Note: It’s appropriate that 1350 was the middle of a 7-year period, rather than just one year, because the abomination will also be the ‘middle’ of a 7-year period:
the 70th Seven. (Dan 9:27)
2016 - Gone but not forgotten Well, Jesus didn’t return in 2016 (or the 37
th anniversary of Iran) but it was a wild year that saw Daniel 11 advance from verse 26 to 31 (just in the second half) so the abomination is closer
than ever. Here is a quick summary from Daniel 11, showing how things sped up in 2016.
Daniel 11:21 – (1979) Islamic Revolution in Iran re-established the Shiites as a regional power.
Daniel 11:22 – (2003) US defeated Saddam Hussein, Iran’s closest enemy.
Daniel 11:22 – (2011) US pulled all troops out of Iraq, as directed by an earlier deal. Daniel 11:22 – (Sept 2013) US did
not fire missiles at Assad but opted to let Russia
dismantle chemical weapons instead.
Daniel 11:23 – (Nov 2013) Interim nuclear deal, a historic agreement, was signed with Iran.
Daniel 11:24 – (June 2014) ISIS invaded northern Iraq and declared a caliphate.
Daniel 11:25 – (March 2015) Saudi Arabia declared war on Yemen because they said
Iran was involved, and the Houthis were winning the civil war.
Daniel 11:26 – (July 2016) Attempted coup in Turkey turned Erdogan away from Saudi Arabia
and more towards Russia, Iran, and Assad.
Daniel 11:27 – (Sept 2016) G20 summit: Erdogan still sat with the Deputy Crown Prince
from Saudi Arabia, Muhammad bin Salman.
Daniel 11:28 – (Sept 2016) It was the first meeting of the UN General Assembly since Iran satisfied the nuclear deal requirements and they complained that
America wasn’t holding up their end of the bargain.
Daniel 11:29 – (Sept 2016) Houthis began a new offensive into southern Saudi Arabia.
Daniel 11:30 - (Oct 2016) US Navy fired 3 missiles and destroyed Houthi radar sites on the Red Sea coast. Since then, Houthis have lost ground and started asking
for a peace settlement. Daniel 11:30 - (Dec 2016) UN approved resolution 2334 that condemned Israeli settlements,
and demanded that all building stop, thus “forsaking the holy covenant.”
Daniel 11:31 - (Jan 2017) – Israel’s first coed combat unit, the Caracal Battalion, conducted its swearing-in ceremony at the Western Wall. It was the
first time a mixed-gender combat unit held their ceremony there, even though they had existed since 2000. By doing so, I suspect that
Israel’s armed forces inadvertently “rose up to desecrate the temple fortress”, which could have
fulfilled the first part of Daniel 11:31. (see abomination page ) In fact, all that needs to happen is for Israel’s Supreme Court to make a decision on the
Western Wall egalitarian space and have something set up that God hates (the abomination).
Of course, only God knows when that will take place and what exactly the abomination is.
Yet, based on the increased frequency of events from Daniel 11 and the fact that Gabriel said,
“The end will come like a flood” (Daniel 9:26), I think it will come pretty soon.
2017 – The Pentecost of Years By now, most people know that 2017 is the 50
th anniversary of the 6-day war, in 1967, where Israel took control of the West Bank and East Jerusalem including the Western Wall.
People are calling 2017 a “Jubilee Year”, even though the Israelites don’t practice the Jubilee
principles. (Lev 25) Just the same, 2017 could be significant but I’ll explain in Christian terms. There are two important
Christian holidays that are based on original Jewish holidays, Easter and Pentecost, which are defined as being 50 days apart. (text below) The resurrection of Jesus
took place on the ‘day after the Sabbath’ (Sunday), during Passover week, which God originally
called First fruits. The Holy Spirit arrived on Pentecost, 50 days later, which God originally called
the Feast of Weeks. In other words, long before the Israelites ever took the Promised Land,
God defined two special days to commemorate Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Strangely enough,
the Jews have been celebrating Christian holidays, from the very beginning. It’s the symbolism
of these holidays that I think the 50 th anniversary is significant (and perhaps Jubilee also).
Leviticus 23:5-6 [Passover and the 7-day Feast of Unleavened Bread] 5 The LORD's Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the
first month. 6 On the fifteenth day of that month the LORD's Feast of Unleavened Bread begins;
for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast.
Leviticus 23:10-12 [First fruits –during Passover week (Easter Sunday)] … bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest. 11 He is to wave the sheaf
before the LORD so it will be accepted on your behalf; the priest is to wave it on the
day after the Sabbath. 12 On the day you wave the sheaf, you must sacrifice as a
burnt offering to the LORD a lamb a year old without defect.
Leviticus 23:15-16; 18,19 [Feast of Weeks– 50 days after Easter (Pentecost)] 15 "
'From the day after the Sabbath, the day you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, count off seven full weeks. 16
Count off fifty days up to the day
after the seventh Sabbath, and then present an offering of new grain to the LORD. … 18 Present with this bread
seven male lambs, each a year old and without defect,
one young bull and two rams . They will be a burnt offering to the LORD … 19 Then sacrifice
one male goat for a sin offering and two lambs, each a year old,
for a fellowship offering. The 50
th day was obviously a huge day for sacrificing, far more than any day during Passover. Likewise, the Jubilee Year (50
th year) was far bigger than any normal Sabbath Year. (Lev 25) Therefore, God puts a major significance on the 50
th day, as well as the 50 th year, so could that transfer to 1967 and 2017? Considering the verse we are currently on in Daniel 11 and what
Easter and Pentecost represent, I think it could.
Of course, Easter represents Jesus’ resurrection, but Jerusalem’s ‘unification’, in 1967,
could also represent it’s ‘resurrection’ as the eternal capital of Israel. The Holy Spirit arrived
50 days later, during Pentecost, which could represent 2017 and the arrival of Jesus, in the sky,
for the rapture. After all, 2017 is the first year that all the other verses of Daniel 11 (through
verse 30) are completed, paving the way for the abomination, from Daniel 11:31, which is
what Jesus said to watch for. Judging by the verses in Daniel 11 that were fulfilled on God’s
timeline of 37’s, in 2016, the rapture could easily happen in 2017, the 50
th year. In other words, 2016 was important, in terms of Daniel 11, but it was like the 7
th Sabbath year (49 th year) and God seems to put more emphasis on the
day after the 7 th Sabbath (50 th year), which is 2017.