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Blood Moons and The Erez Tree

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I received an e-mail from a gentleman who scoffed at the blood moon tetrad saying, “So what? It hasn’t affected me so far!” I replied “that’s the key…’so far.'”

This blood moon tetrad is a signal because when you look at the Jewish calendar, this particular tetrad (we’re in now) appears to be a sequence unlike anything seen before in this generation, and will not be repeated for over a thousand years. Tetrads will be repeated, but not on Hebrew Holy Days.

Since I cited Jonathan Cahn in his book, “The Harbinger,” one of the “Harbingers” was the replacement of the sycamore tree (which was destroyed in the ‘first attack’ of 9-11-01) with the ‘Erez’ tree. The leaders of ancient Israel shook their fist in the face of God which is recorded in Isaiah [Isaiah 9:10 – “Bricks have fallen, but we will build with cut stones; the sycamores are cut down, but we will use cedars instead.” This was the defiant expression that summarized their dependence on themselves and their strength and no need for the God who established them in the first place.
Interestingly enough, the final – crowning beam on the Freedom Tower, at ground zero was signed by President Obama, and the eight words he wrote are: “We remember, We rebuild, We come back stronger.” Sound familiar? It is the same curse Israels leaders pronounced that brought judgment on Israel, now pronounced by the leader of the US, and placed on the top of the tallest building in the United States. The leaders who pronounced this don’t even know that it was a statement that brought judgment. They had no idea,

A literal fulfillment took place with a spruce tree (which is of the same family as the cedar), a conifer that was named the “Tree of Hope” was planted in the exact spot where the sycamore had been. Despite all of the efforts of expert arborists, the ‘Tree of Hope’ withered and died. It was removed, and then completely shredded on the day of the first blood moon of the tetrad.

Erez Tree

Just another sign? How about the earliest reporting of the current Ebola outbreak first reported on the evening of the first blood moon?
How about the second blood moon, October 8, 2014? What can one say about that?
Well, Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died today (Oct.8, 2014). He first sought medical help when his symptoms led to his seeking medical attention on September 25, 2014 – the day of “Rosh Hashana” on the Jewish calendar. This comes on the heels of President Obama reassuring America that there is little change of the deadly disease reaching America’s shores.
So much for that.

So What Lies Ahead for the United States?
America’s borders are relatively unsecured and estimates are such that terrorists are among those sneaking across the border. The American parallel to a God rejecting Israel as outlined in The Harbinger, perhaps we can have an idea of when the next big thing will happen – and perhaps it will occur with an astronomical signpost, such as a blood moon tetrad.

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The words of our first President come to mind in his first address to this nation :…

[S]ince we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.

The brand new pastor and his wife, newly assigned
to their first ministry, to reopen a church
in suburban Brooklyn, arrived in early October
excited about their opportunities. When they saw
their church, it was very run down and needed
much work. They set a goal to have everything
done in time to have their first service
on Christmas Eve.

They worked hard, repairing pews, plastering walls,
painting, etc, and on December 18
were ahead of schedule and just about finished.

On December 19 a terrible tempest – a driving
rainstorm hit the area and lasted for two days.

On the 21st, the pastor went over to the church.
His heart sank when he saw that the roof had
leaked, causing a large area of plaster about
20 feet by 8 feet to fall off the front wall
of the sanctuary just behind the pulpit,
beginning about head high.

The pastor cleaned up the mess on the floor,
and not knowing what else to do but postpone
the Christmas Eve service, headed home.
On the way he noticed that a local business was
having a flea market type sale for charity, so he
stopped in. One of the items was a beautiful,
handmade, ivory colored, crocheted tablecloth
with exquisite work, fine colors and a Cross
embroidered right in the center. It was just
the right size to cover the hole in the front
wall. He bought it and headed back to the church.

By this time it had started to snow. An older
woman running from the opposite direction was
trying to catch the bus. She missed it. The pastor
invited her to wait in the warm church for
the next bus 45 minutes later.

She sat in a pew and paid no attention to the pastor
while he got a ladder, hangers, etc., to put
up the tablecloth as a wall tapestry. The pastor
could hardly believe how beautiful it looked and
it covered up the entire problem area.

Then he noticed the woman walking down the center
aisle. Her face was like a sheet. “Pastor,”
she asked, “where did you get that tablecloth?”
The pastor explained. The woman asked him to check
the lower right corner to see if the initials, EBG were crocheted into it there.
They were. These were the initials of the woman, and she had made this tablecloth 35 years before, in Austria . The woman could hardly believe it as the pastor told how he had just gotten “The Tablecloth”. The woman explained that before the war she and

her husband were well-to-do people in Austria .

When the Nazis came, she was forced to leave.
Her husband was going to follow her the next week.
He was captured, sent to prison and never saw her husband or her home again.

The pastor wanted to give her the tablecloth;
but she made the pastor keep it for the church.
The pastor insisted on driving her home. That
was the least he could do. She lived on the other
side of Staten Island and was only in Brooklyn for the day for a housecleaning job.

What a wonderful service they had on Christmas
Eve. The church was almost full. The music and the
spirit were great. At the end of the service, the
pastor and his wife greeted everyone at the door
and many said that they would return.

One older man, whom the pastor recognized
from the neighborhood continued to sit in one of the
pews and stare, and the pastor wondered why he
wasn’t leaving.

The man asked him where he got the tablecloth on
the front wall because it was identical to one
that his wife had made years ago when
they lived in Austria before the war and how
could there be two tablecloths so much alike?

He told the pastor how the Nazis came, how he
forced his wife to flee for her safety and he was
supposed to follow her, but he was arrested and
put in a prison. He never saw his wife or his home
again all the 35 years between.

The pastor asked him if he would allow him to
take him for a little ride. They drove to Staten
Island and to the same house where the pastor
had taken the woman three days earlier.

He helped the man climb the three flights of
stairs to the woman’s apartment, knocked on
the door and he saw the greatest Christmas
reunion he could ever imagine.

True Story – submitted by Pastor Rob Reid 
who says God does work in mysterious ways.
I asked the Lord to bless you as I prayed for
you today, to guide you and protect you as you go
along your way. His love is always with you. His
promises are true, and when we give Him all our
cares we know He will see us through.
So when the road you’re traveling seems
difficult at best, just remember I’m here
praying and God will do the rest. Pass this on
to those you want God to bless and remember
to send it back to the one who asked God to bless
you first.

When there is nothing left but God, that is when
you find out that God is all you need Take 60
seconds and give this a shot! All you do is simply
say the following small prayer for the person
who sent this to you.

Father, God, bless all my friends and family in what
ever it is that You know they may be needing this
day! May their lives be full of Your peace,
prosperity and power as they seek to have a
closer relationship with You. Amen.

When I began this blog in 2008 I was amazed by the Bible References referred to in Pastor Steve Hadley’s message on the lunar and (blood moons) and solar eclipses that are going to occur on Jewish Feast days in 2014 and 2015.  His information then was gleaned from a Messianic Jewish Rabbi by the name of Mark Blitz of El Shaddai Ministries and as that time approaches many other ministries have picked up on it. With current events that appear each and every day in the headlines that confirm many of the Biblical prophecies concerning the timing of timing of these events, it does us well to consider them and as the Jesus warned us, “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” (Luke 21:36 KJV)  One of the best messages to consolidate the message of the blood moons was presented by Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas.

BLOOD MOONS OF 2014

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When the earths shadow passes over the full face of the moon, caused by the sun’s indirect light being filtered through Earth’s atmosphere and casts a reddish hue on the moon’s surface, making the moon appear red, often known as a ‘blood moon.’   

According to the scripture, one reason God created celestial bodies besides the calculation of days and years was for signs and seasons (Genesis 1:14). Further study on the actual Hebrew meaning of the words reveals another secret.  ‘Signs’ is from the Hebrew word oth defined as a ‘flag’ or ‘signal.’  The Hebrew word for ‘seasons’ is ‘moed’ and literally means ‘appointments.’  

Something else mentioned here is of extreme importance, and that is the 7 Jewish “Feast” days that God claims as His in Leviticus 23:4  “These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.”

In 2014, and 2015 there are four blood moons that appear on two of the same feast days in both years.  This is an unusual event and in the past when it has happened, history shows that extreme events happened to the Jews.

The Lunar eclipses break down as follows:

 

            Passover                                 April 15, 2014

            Feast of Tabernacles              October 8, 2014

            Passover                                 April 4, 2015

            Feast of Tabernacles              September 28, 2015

In addition, there will also be two Solar eclipses (the sun darkened):  

 The two Solar eclipses connected with God’s Holy Days in 2014-2015 occur:

 

            Adar 29/Nisan 1(new year)            March 20, 2015

            Feast of Trumpets                  September 13, 2015

I won’t go into detail at this time regarding the tradition and meaning of these important feast days but suffice it to say that for these events to occur in such a sequence is extremely rare, and their meaning as these feasts certainly do have prophetic meaning cannot be overstated as they point the coming of Jesus Christ to rule and reign for a thousand years…..

 

 

“Almost all the civil liberty now enjoyed in the world owes its origin to the principles of the Christian religion.” – Noah Webster

Christianity.com: Does the Bible endorse racism? – William Edgar from christianitydotcom2 on GodTube.

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See this patriotic video – 

I stood on the overlook and saw on the horizon to the West a darkened sky at midday.  It was from what has been dubbed the Clover fire.  In California every year there are fires.  Some caused by nature, some by careless acts, some by accidents.  But this year has been an extraordinary year for fires in California and many other states.

One explanation that hasn’t been brought up is what I’ve suspected since September 11, 2001, and that is arson by terrorists.  Finally, the national media is beginning to go public with such suspicions that some organizations like WND and CBN have long held.

As WND reported in July, a senior al-Qaida detainee told interrogators he planned to spark multiple, catastrophic wildfires simultaneously in Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming in order to strike a blow to the United States economy.

This year, hundreds of homes have been destroyed by fire, (such as the “Black Forest” fire in Colorado that destroyed 509 homes) .  The cause of that fire at this writing is undetermined but many suspect the fire was set intentionally.

 

William Scott, a former National Security Agency official and Aviation Week editor explained that after U.S. Navy SEALs killed al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden, they “captured a treasure trove of material that provided some unprecedented insight into the al-Qaida plans.  And one of those was a detailed campaign for starting fires throughout the [American] West.”

“U.S. officials have pretty much determined that some of the fires that burned in California [in 2011] were ignited by al-Qaida operatives,” Scott said.

 

Jesus’ End Time…

Jesus’ End Time Warnings

Jesus warned his disciples of the kinds of events that would mark what the Bible calls ‘last days’  that would immediately precede His return.  (Luke 21:25-28)  “And there shall be signs in sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, in perplexity for the roaring of the sea and the billows;
men fainting for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world: for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
But when these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift up your heads; because your redemption draweth nigh.”

When driving the interstate we all observe times that we are between cities where there are few signs.  As we approach a city, we begin to observe signs advertising hotels and attractions.  The closer we get, the more signs we observe that include gas stations, fast food restaurants etc.  The signs appear more and more frequently until we arrive at our destination.  So it is with the biblical signs of the end times.  We are literally seeing and experiencing those signs in our own lives today. 

Who can doubt that the nations of earth have entered a time of great “perplexity”?   When have we seen the massive destruction left from recent tsunami’s and earthquakes?  It is in this regard I keep my eyes on those events.  We are about to go from 2012 to 2013 and we are told of two comets that will pass by in the new year. 
So my friend, “look up, and lift up your heads; because your redemption draweth nigh.”

  “To the distinguished Character of Patriot, it should be our highest Glory to add the more distinguished Character of Christian. The signal Instances of providential Goodness which we have experienced and which have now almost crowned our labours with complete Success, demand from us in a peculiar manner the warmest returns of Gratitude and Piety to the Supreme Author of all Good.”

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