Blue, Blood, Super, Wolf -The Start Of 2018-Blue Blood Moon Has Prophetic Significance, Say Religious Leaders
A series of three supermoons began on Sunday and will end with a super Blue Blood Moon on January 31, giving what one rabbi explained is a triple-dose of divine judgement to “the haters of Israel” as the secular New Year comes in.
A supermoon occurs when the moon is at the part of its elliptical orbit that brings it closer to Earth, appearing up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than when it is viewed at its furthest point. On Sunday, December 2nd, a supermoon was visible over the United States, and two more supermoons are expected over the course of the beginning of the new year.
The upcoming supermoon on the night of January 1st will mark when the moon at its closest point this year and will be the largest of the three supermoons.
The final supermoon of the trio will arrive on January 31. It is also a ‘Blue Moon’, so called because it is the second full moon in a single calendar month. On average, Blue Moons happen every two and a half years. That supermoon will also feature a total lunar eclipse, with totality viewable during moonset from western North America across the Pacific to Eastern Asia.
The moon’s appearance will change during the eclipse, gradually getting darker and taking on a rusty or blood red color, making the astronomical spectacle a super Blue ‘Blood Moon.’
Rabbi Yosef Berger, the rabbi of King David’s Tomb on Mount Zion, noted that God created the astronomical bodies as signs.
Hashem said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate day from night; they shall serve as signs for the set times—the days and the years.” Genesis 1:14
“The Talmud states that Israel is judged by our actions, by our commitment to Hashem (God), and not by astrological signs,” Rabbi Berger told. “In fact, the Talmud states that a lunar eclipse is a bad sign for those who hate Israel.”
“People who cannot accept that God is behind nature are the haters of Israel, since our presence in the world bears witness to the fact there is a creator,” the rabbi explained. “God used nature to bring the plagues on to Egypt. But even when the plagues transcended anything that was ever witnessed before, Pharaoh refused to accept God as being behind them. We are seeing this today, with hurricanes and earthquakes occurring in unprecedented manners.”
The rabbi noted that even though lunar eclipses are regular, predicted events, they are a source of wonder and should be understood as signs.
The fact that complete eclipses, solar and lunar, occur with the sun and the moon blocking each other perfectly is indeed a wonder, and unique to the Earth. Astronomers refer to this as the ‘Grand Coincidence’: the fact that the sun is exactly 400 times larger than the moon but, since the moon is 400 times closer to the Earth than the sun, the two bodies appear to be the same size. This confluence does not appear on any other known planet.
This unique feature of the Earth is explained in the Talmud (Hulin 60b) as being an essential part of the creation story. The Talmud discusses the seeming contradiction in the verse describing the creation of the sun and the moon.
Hashem made the two great lights, the greater light to dominate the day and the lesser light to dominate the night, and the stars. Genesis 1:16
Though initially described in equal terms, the verse then noted the sun and the moon were not equal, with the sun being called the “greater light” and the moon the “lesser light”. The Talmud explains that when God created the sun and the moon they were equal in every manner, including size and intensity. The moon complained, saying, “Two kings cannot share one crown.” God agreed and made the moon shine less intensely, compensating the moon by commanding Israel to set the calendar by its cycles.
Gidon Ariel, co-founder of Root Source and co-author of “Israel First”, a book on Biblical prophecy and Blood Moons, emphasized that it is important to be precise when using these terms.
“In astronomical terms, a Blood Moon occurs when the moon takes on a reddish appearance, which occurs during most eclipses,” Ariel told . “
Ariel told Breaking Israel News. “In the context of Biblical prophecy, the term ‘Blood Moon’ refers to a one-and-a half-year cycle in which lunar eclipses occur four times: once on each Passover and Sukkot. This is incredibly rare.”
Ariel explained that the ‘Blue Moon’ is not a Jewish concept. Since the Hebrew calendar is based on the lunar cycle, with each month beginning on the new moon, no Hebrew month can contain two full moons.
“In Judaism, a Blue Moon never happens, not even once in a blue moon,” Ariel quipped.
Is the Rapture on (or around) the TRUE 7th day of Hanukkah (January 20-21, 2018)? This date is 120 days from the Revelation 12 sign (September 23 to January 20/21) and it’s 153 days from the solar eclipse of August 21. Also, since we are in the leap year (see video above) this makes January 20/21 the TRUE 7th day of Hanukkah! January 20th is the Sabbath day, so January 20/21 is a very significant day!
The Bible clearly pointed to the 7th day of Tabernacles as the time of the Rapture. However, Haggai 2 and the books of Maccabees shows us that the Lord has established a second Feast of Tabernacles, which today is called Hanukkah, meaning Dedication (because during this Feast they re-dedicated the Temple, just as Solomon had first dedicated the Temple during the Feast of Tabernacles).
In the story of Queen Esther, we see that King Xerxes called for his bride to come to him on the 7th day of a Feast. This represents the Feast of Tabernacles. She would not come. So he found a new bride, Esther, and married her on the 7th day of Hanukkah. This is a prophetic illustration of Israel rejecting their Messiah and the Laodicean Church being too busy and preoccupied and not willing to come to the Wedding Feast. Jesus told us this parable also, of those who were invited who were unwilling to come. So He told His servants to go out and invite anyone and everyone to come to His Wedding Feast. I believe that the Rapture was to take place on the 7th day of Tabernacles, but Israel (including those of us who have been grafted in – the Church) is defiled. I believe the Rapture will most likely take place on the 7th day of Hanukkah, the same day that Esther was crowned Queen in place of Vashti.
I Maccabees 4:
There was no end to the rejoicing among the people, and the reproach of the pagans was lifted from them. Judas, with his brothers and the whole assembly of Israel, made it a law that the days of the dedication of the altar should be celebrated yearly at the proper season, for eight days beginning on the twenty-fifth of the month Chislev, with rejoicing and gladness.
2 Maccabees 1: 7-9
Then we prayed to the Lord and were heard; we offered a sacrifice with wheat flour, kindled the lamps and set out the loaves. And we now recommend you to keep the feast of Tabernacles of the month of Chislev. In the year one hundred and eighty-eight'.
Hanukkah was originally celebrated as a second Feast of Tabernacles. It was made a second Feast of Tabernacles because, in the three years that the Temple service was halted, it was impossible to observe the Feast of Tabernacles.
Waving palm branches and crying Hosanna were associated with the festivals of Tabernacles and Hanukkah, both of which celebrated a ruler riding in to free Jerusalem. Palm branches were waved at the first Hanukkah as the people celebrated the victory of Judah Maccabee. The palm branches of Jesus' final entrance into Jerusalem encapsulated the hope of the people that he, like Judah Maccabee, would lead the people to freedom.
This is a study on how the Bible pointed to the 7th day of Tabernacles as the Rapture of the Church. All of these things are now transferred to the SECOND Feast of Tabernacles, or Hanukkah, January 15-22, 2017. The 7th day of Hanukkah is January 20th at sundown to the 21st at sundown, 2017. On the 7th day of Tabernacles, the Israelites would leave their temporary shelters (tents) and go to their permanent homes. This is symbolic of us leaving our temporary bodies (tents) and being given our eternal, immortal bodies when we see Jesus.
Noah and the Ark:
We know that we can view Noah as a type or pattern because Jesus Himself has stated as much:
“As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.” Matthew 24:36-41.
The Bible also likens the end-times to a flood:
“After the sixty two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed.” Daniel 9:26.
So, it is worth giving Noah and his Ark a closer look. "Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before; and God will call the past to account." Ecclesiastes 3:15.
Seven Days in a Tabernacle:
In celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles, the Jews were directed to build temporary shelters and to live in them for seven days. On the eighth day, they were to hold a sacred assembly before the Lord. See Leviticus 23:33-43. According to Nehemiah 8:14-15, the Israelites used tree branches to build these tabernacles.
The Ark was one big tabernacle – a temporary dwelling place made out of wood. And inside, Noah was told to make rooms in it. "So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out." Genesis 6:14.
These rooms were for both people and animals. This is significant because the first mention of the word "sukkah" (i.e. tabernacles) is in reference to livestock shelters. "Jacob, however, went to Succoth, where he built a place for himself and made shelters for his livestock. That is why the place is called Succoth." Genesis 33:17. So, the Ark itself contained numerous shelters or tabernacles.
"The Lord then said to Noah, 'Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. Take with you seven of every kind of clean animal, male and its mate, and two of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, and also seven of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.'" Genesis 7:1-4.
I believe that God was establishing a pattern – one that seems to resonate with the Feast of Tabernacles. On the 7th day, God sent the judgment and Noah and his family were saved.
The Ark, the Tabernacle and the New Jerusalem.
There is a similarity in the dimensions between Noah’s Ark and the Tabernacle. Both are rectangles. The court of the Tabernacle was 100 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 5 cubits high. The Ark was 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high.” Noah’s Ark is recognizably boat shaped, each deck of which was the same height as the tabernacle and three times the area of the tabernacle court. Consequently, Noah and his family entered a type of tabernacle when they sought safety in the Ark.
Likewise; the dimensions of the New Jerusalem and the Holy of Holies (a room inside of the Tabernacle of the Wilderness) are perfect cubes. The New Jerusalem is 12,000 stadia in length, width, and height. See Revelation 21:16. And the Holy of Holies in the Temple was 20 cubits in length, width, and height. See 1 Kings 6:2.
So, we will dwell in the New Jerusalem with God – in an eternal Holy of Holies, in the Tabernacle of God. Like the Ark, it will have rooms prepared for us. (In my Father’s house are many rooms.” John 14:1).
"And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God." Revelation 21:3-3.
It is fitting then for us to enter into our heavenly tabernacle on the Feast of Tabernacles.
Psalm 27: "Come, my people, enter you into your chambers, and shut your doors about you: HIDE YOURSELF as it were for a little moment, UNTIL THE WRATH is over. For, behold, the LORD comes out of his place TO PUNISH THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH FOR THEIR INIQUITY: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain" (Isaiah 26:20, 21).
Psalm 27:5 tells us WHERE He hides us:
"For IN THE TIME OF TROUBLE HE SHALL HIDE ME IN HIS TABERNACLE (besukkoh): IN THE SECRET PLACE of his tabernacle SHALL HE HIDE ME; he shall set me up UPON A ROCK". When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will TAKE ME UP then shall the Lord GATHER and REMOVE me" (Psalm 27:10).
Psalm 27 is read on the last day of Sukkot.
BLOW THE TRUMPET IN ZION:
"Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify A FAST, call A SOLEMN assembly (clearly, Yom Kippur):
GATHER the people, sanctify (SET APART) the congregation (kahal, Church), assemble the elders, GATHER the children, and those that suck the breasts:
LET THE Bridegroom GO FORTH FROM HIS CHAMBER, AND THE Bride OUT OF HER CLOSET" (LAST day of Sukkot, known as Hoshanah Rabbah) (Joel 2:15, 16).
The word used here for "gather" in Hebrew is asaph. It's the VERY SAME WORD used in Exodus 23:16; 34:22 to refer to Sukkot as "the Feast of INGATHERING", ha asiph.
Joel BEGINS with an unmistakable reference to Yom Kippur, followed by a reference to Sukkot (the Feast of ha asif, THE GATHERING), followed by a reference to the final 7th day of Sukkot, when the Bridegroom and Bride emerge from the wedding chamber.
The Bridegroom and Bride are unequivocal references to Christ and His Church (Matthew 25:1-12). The Feast of Sukkot lasts 7 days, which is PRECISELY the number of days that biblical weddings were celebrated (Genesis 29:27; Judges 14:10-12).
ARK BROUGHT TO THE TEMPLE:
Sukkot is the day when the Ark was brought into Solomon's Temple and when God's Glory (Shekinah) MANIFESTED IN its Holy of Holies (2 Chronicles 5:14 7:8-18).
"The priests then withdrew from the Holy Place. All the priests who were there had consecrated themselves, regardless of their divisions. All the Levites who were musicians—Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun and their sons and relatives—stood on the east side of the altar, dressed in fine linen and playing cymbals, harps and lyres. They were accompanied by 120 priests sounding trumpets. The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang:“He is good; His love endures forever.” Then the temple of the Lord was filled with the cloud, and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the temple of God." 2 Chronicles 5:11-14.
Presently, there's NO TEMPLE in Jerusalem. Born-again believers ARE God's Temple (1 Corinthians 3:17; 6:19; 2 Corinthians 6:16).
If God's Glory manifested in a temple made of stones on Sukkot, SHOULD IT NOT MANIFEST in His Temple made of LIVING STONES ON THAT DAY making us glorious and immortal? (1 Peter 2:5).
God's Word PROMISES that the Glory of the latter House (or temple, His Church) SHALL BE GREATER THAN THE FORMER (Haggai 2:9). He made this promise to Haggai on the 7th day of the Feast of Tabernacles.
Pool of Siloam:
In Jesus’ day, the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles began at the Pool of Siloam, with a joyful musical procession called Simhat Beit HaShoevah or The Rejoicing of the Water-Drawing.
During the ceremony, a designated priest, surrounded by jubilant worshippers, would draw water from the Pool of Siloam and carry it in a golden pitcher up the hill to the Temple altar. A blast of trumpets would announce his arrival. The high priest would then pour the Siloam water into one silver basin while wine was poured into another. To the accompaniment of flutes, the priests would sing “Hallelujah” (the Hallel). The celebration was based upon Isaiah 12: 3, “With joy ye shall draw water out of the wells of salvation.”
Remember, it is during the Feast of Tabernacles that Jesus, in the Temple courtyard, spoke of the promise of living water. Jesus may have pointed to the golden pitcher as he cried out, “If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink." (John 7: 37)
This is the same pool where a man who was blind from birth was told by Jesus to go wash in. “Go, wash in the Pool of Siloam,” Jesus said. The man did as he was told, and he was able to see.
We have all been blind from birth, unable to see our precious Lord and Savior with our eyes. But on that day, He shall open our blind eyes and we shall see Him as He is. 1 John 3:2 "Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is."
The last possible time for firstfruits to be offered to the Lord during the Year of Jubilee is the last day of Hanukkah. In Revelation 14, we see that the virgins are offered as firstfruits to the Lamb on Mt. Zion.
There were 7 candles burning when John is told to, "Come up here!" and a door is open to heaven. Once the 7th candle is lit in heaven on the true 7th day of Hanukkah, I believe the door will open and we will be told to, "Come up here!" by the Lord.
Jeremiah 25 shows us that Babylon is given 70 years before her desolation takes place. Revelation 18 is linked to Jeremiah 25 - the fall of the great queen of Babylon, just as the wedding of the Bride of Christ begins in Revelation 19. 70 years from when Israel was established on November 29, 1947, ended on November 29, 2017. On that date, American diplomat Mr. Feltman called a meeting with the DPRK Permanent Representative to the UN to deliver the UN Secretary-General’s message. During the meeting, Mr. Feltman stressed that “there is nothing more dangerous to peace and security in the world than what is happening now on the Korean Peninsula.” On the same day, the UN sent out a tweet that read, "Now is the time to end the conflict by establishing an independent Palestinian state, living side by side in peace and security with the State of Israel." 1 Thessalonians 5:3 - When they say, “Peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
The 8th day of Hanukkah (January 22nd, known as Zot Hanukkah) symbolizes the final "seal" of the high holy season of Yom Kippur. The seals will begin to open at the start of Hanukkah and the final seal, the 6th seal of Revelation, will be opened on that day. The 8th day of Hanukkah is to be a Sabbath and is the first day of winter. Jesus warned us to pray that our flight would not take place on the Sabbath or in the winter, for then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now--and never to be equaled again. On the 8th day of Hanukkah, one would hear the salutation: "May your name be written in the book of life"; which was a traditional greeting on the Yom Kippur season. Just as the Jewish people are lighting their final candle and saying to each other, “May your name be written in the book of life”, the true 7th day of Hanukkah will be starting on God’s calendar. I believe this will be the day when Christ takes His Bride and goes away. The voice of the Bride of Christ and Bridegroom (Jesus) will never be heard in Babylon after that.