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.  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 (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. 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 - 2017   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. Updated below 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)   See the 666 page for a more detailed description of each entry on the timeline. 537 BC 3rd year of Cyrus The Book of Truth (Dan 11) given to Daniel. Daniel 10:1 610 AD Muhammad  received his original vision that started Islam. Daniel 11:5 167 BC Antiochus IV Epiphanes ordered an altar to Zeus to be erected in the 2nd Temple. 1054 The “great schism” begins, which divides east/west (churches 3&4) of 7-churches Revelation 3&4 1276 Osman receives a vision of a great empire, which later becomes the Ottomans. Daniel 11:14 1350 peak of the black plague  in Europe (1346-1353) Rev 2: 21-23 1720 Peter the Great eliminated the Patriarch of Russia. (east church) Jan 1721 1979 The Islamic Revolution of Iran started the final empire in Daniel 11:21. 2016 Many things happening, particularly Dan 11: 26-30, leading to the Abomination in Daniel 11:31 (see below) 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 37 370 years 21 units x 37 777 years 12 x 37 444 years 6 x 37 222 yrs 2x  74y 10 x 37 370 yrs 7 x 37 259 yrs 1x  37y 666 years 666 years 666 years 37 x 37 years 1369 years (start of Islam to the start of the final empire) 869 AD Birth of the 12th Imam (or Mahdi) *not shown 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 37th 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. 2016 2017 – The Pentecost of Years   By now, most people know that 2017 is the 50th 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 50th 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 50th day was obviously a huge day for sacrificing, far more than any day during Passover.  Likewise, the Jubilee Year (50th year) was far bigger than any normal Sabbath Year. (Lev 25)  Therefore, God puts a major significance on the 50th day, as well as the 50th year, so that could transfer to 1967 and 2017.  See further discussion on the abomination page. Current Events from Daniel 11 (matching the Middle East) The Abomination (Daniel 11:31) 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) soon done done 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018      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 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      4      7     10 Iran signed the interim nuclear agreement with the P5+1 (many) on Nov. 24, 2013, which also fulfilled Daniel 11:23 Illustration of the 70th Seven with the blood moons and anniversaries 2021 Note: 2 possibilities for start: Timeline of end times according to Daniel and the abomination Blood Moon confirmation? ... 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, after I examined the actual dates, I discovered that the blood moons were well before the ‘middle’, as depicted in the graph.  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, as described below, could be much more accurate.  However, even 2016 has gone by.  Yet, remember that the Bridegroom was a “long time in coming.” (Matthew 25:5)  I’ve always said that it’s more important to watch the signs in Daniel 11 than to watch for a date from Daniel 9:27.  Yet, with al the signs (verses) that took place in 2016, we have actually arrived at the abomination.  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.”    Introduction   Both Daniel 11:31 and Daniel 9:27 contain the ‘abomination that causes desolation’ so they must correspond to each other.  Daniel 11 is a list of events, leading to the abomination, but there is no time-frame.  Daniel 9:27 gives a time-frame (3.5 years), before the abomination, but it’s difficult to figure out when it starts because it’s difficult to know who the “he” is that makes the ‘confirmation of a covenant’, which is just an agreement or promise to “many.”  Since events have happened to complete Daniel 11 (up to the abomination in verse 31), there are a couple of possibilities for the ‘confirmation of a covenant’ (3.5 years ago).  The first considers Israel as the “he” and the second considers Iran as the “he.” #1 - Israeli platform for non-orthodox Jews (many) at Robinson’s Arch (Western Wall)   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 4,800 sq ft ‘temporary’ platform for egalitarian prayer at Robinson’s Arch.  The gesture 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 ‘70th seven’ and the abomination will be set up in the middle, which would imply a 3.5 year difference   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.  Note: Even though 2-27-17 has past, it could still be the ‘middle’ of the 70th Seven because the Parable of the Ten Virgins says, “The Bridegroom was a long time in coming.” (Matthew 25:5)   #2 – Iranian nuclear agreement with the P5+1 (many)    As I noted on the abomination page, there’s more than one possibility for who “desecrates the temple fortress” (Western Wall) and who sets up the abomination that causes desolation, which are the two parts of Daniel 11:31.  In fact, the same group doesn’t necessarily have to do both parts, but they will likely be related because they are in the same verse.     Having said that, the interim nuclear agreement was signed between Iran and the P5+1 (many) on November 24, 2013.  It was a historic agreement because Iran had been in isolation for about 33 years, ever since their revolution and the American hostage crisis.  The agreement obviously fulfilled Daniel 11:23, especially given that Daniel 11:21 was about Iran’s revolution and Daniel 11:22 was about America’s involvement in Iraq, 2003-2013.  To tell the truth, I never thought the agreement would fulfill both Daniel 11:23 and  Daniel 9:27, because I didn’t think we would still be here in mid-2017, but here we are.  Now, it makes perfect sense for the same agreement to be featured in Daniel 11 & Daniel 9 because both chapters contain the abomination.  Therefore, that makes two things in common.       November 24, 2013 + 3.5 years = May 24, 2017    As it turns out, May 24, 2017 was the exact day that Israel celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 6-day war, and the reunification of Jerusalem, due to the difference in the lunar calendar.   (To clarify, both May 24, 2017 and June 7, 1967 fall on 28 Iyar, from the lunar calendar.)    Now, June 7th has also come and gone, but as I said above, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t the middle of the ‘Seven’ because a person can’t pinpoint the middle of a 7-year period to 1-day.  In fact, Matthew 25:5 says, “the Bridegroom was a long time in coming”, which would imply that Jesus’ return is later than expected.  The two possibilities just illustrate that the abomination in Daniel 9 and Daniel 11 are in sync and Jesus could come at any time.