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In his sermon on the day of Pentecost, Peter quotes the prophet Joel: ‘17. In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. 19. I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. 20. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. 21. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

(Acts 2:17-21; see also Joel 2:28-32 NIV).

Passover 2014 will have a full lunar eclipse, known as a blood moon. The earth casts a shadow over the moon, which then turns a copper-red colour. Full lunar eclipses do not occur very often least of all on Biblical feast days. Not only this but the full lunar eclipse on Passover 2014 is the first of a ‘tetrad’ which is four consecutive full lunar eclipses. It is also very interesting that, these four consecutive full lunar eclipses will be on four Biblical feasts, and will be closely interspersed by a pattern of solar eclipses.

‘And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years,' (Genesis 1:14 NIV)

In October 2012, Lance Lambert said (in his Middle East Update) ‘Now, according to the rabbis, and I think that in this they are absolutely right, signs in the sun are for the Gentiles, or for the nations, and signs in the moon are for Israel, which means that God is saying something about Israel, seeking to gain attention about something that He is about to do or is doing, and secondly, something to do with the Nations.’

The Lunar Tetrad falls on:-

1. 15th April 2014, the first day of Passover (followed by a partial solar eclipse on 29th April 2014).

2. 8th OctOber 2014, the eve of Tabernacles (followed by a partial solar eclipse on 23rd October 2014).

3. 4th April 2015, the first day of Passover (preceded by a total solar eclipse on 20th March 2015, eve of the first day of the Biblical year — 1st Nisan 5775 on the Hebrew calendar).

4. 28th September 2015, the first day of Tabernacles (preceded by a partial solar eclipse on 13th September 2015, the day before the Feast of Trumpets, which is Jewish Civil New Year’s Day).

There have been only 3 lunar tetrads, falling precisely on Biblical feast days, in last 500 years. This will be the 4th about to happen. The 3 past occurrences preceded some major events:-

A lunar tetrad occurred on Passover and Tabernacles in 1493–1494. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, in the previous year, signed an edict for the expulsion of the Jews in Spain. The same year, they sent Christopher Columbus on the voyage that enabled him to discover America. This was very crucial for the Jews of Europe and Russia, because America was to become a the biggest safe haven for them.

There were no more lunar tetrads coinciding with Biblical feast days for the next four centuries. From the mid-20th century, in the space of under 70 years, there were three lunar tetrads, every one of them falling on Passover and Tabernacles.

The first of these was in a time of fulfilment prophetically: Passover and Tabernacles 1949–1950. At this time, Israel was growing and begining to bloom as a new-born nation, formation of which was on 15 May 1948 and her miraculous victory against all the odds in the 1948–9 War of Independence. These were major events surrounding the restoring of the Jewish people and their nation, and the release of an ever increasing flow of Jewish people making aliyah to their ancient homeland from the rest of the world.

Another lunar tetrad was exactly on the same Biblical feast days in 1967 and 1968. Each accompanied by a ‘blood moon’ at Passover and Tabernacles. In 1967 Jerusalem was being reunified, again in the midst of military conflict and triumph against all the odds. Israel gained more land here. Jerusalem, ‘trampled under foot by the Gentiles’ (Luke 21:24) for 19 centuries, was being given back to the Jews. Was this sign in the heavens marking the fulfilment of the ‘times of the Gentiles’?

With the 2014–15 lunar tetrad approaching, what lies before Israel and those praying for her at this time? What prophecies may be about to be fulfilled in this coming year? The warning signs in the heavens are alerting us, declaring that the re - gathering of Israel is a vital part of the Lord’s plan, that Israel remains central to His redemptive purposes.

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