GOD’s SET TIMES, SIGNS and Israel
ISRAEL (The Land and Judah) RESTORED
“SET TIMES and SIGNS” –
ECLIPSES and JEWISH FEAST DAYS
During the 20th century there were similar SIGNS in years when important developments occurred related to the RESTORATION of the JEWS to ISRAEL:
‘The Lord said that the sun, moon and stars are to be for SIGNS,
and that leads on to the meaning of the names of the stars and the message that those names convey
“And God said, let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night;
and let them be for SIGN, and for SEASONS [FEASTS], and for days, and years” (Genesis 1:14)
Psalm 19:1 The HEAVENS DECLARE the GLORY of GOD; and the firmament sheweth HIS HANDYWORK
“and I will SHEW WONDERS in the HEAVENS and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. the SUN shall be turned into DARKNESS, and the MOON into BLOOD, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come” (Joel 2:30-31)
“and there shall be SIGNS in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars;
and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;
And WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN to COME to PASS, THEN LOOK UP, and LIFT UP YOUR HEADS; FOR YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH.” (Luke 21:25, 28)
The prophecy in JOEL 2:31 says “I will turn the SUN INTO DARKNESS and the MOON INTO BLOOD BEFORE the GREAT and TERRIBLE DAY of the LORD COMES”. When Jesus “raptures” his church away to be with him in heaven, the Bible says that god will once again focus on the Jews, and the great and terrible time of the great tribulation will begin.
There were 7 ECLIPSES in 1917, when WW1 ended and the BALFOUR DECLARATION was signed allowing Jews to return to Palestine.
In 1996: there were 2 lunar eclipses, both on feast days (Passover & Feast of Tabernacles).
This was the 3,000 year anniversary of when DAVID ENTERED JERUSALEM.
Solar and lunar eclipses come and go with clockwork regularity.
Nevertheless, some strange coincidences may be noted – the occurrence of these ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS on the FEAST DAYS or high holy days of Israel speak uniquely of God’s fore-planning.
Something that is already rare astronomically is for 4 full lunar eclipses to occur in succession for 4 totals to occur in a row is remarkable astronomically– even more remarkable is for such a tetrad of lunar eclipses to occur on Jewish Feast days.
The discovery of the lunar and solar eclipses in 2014/2015 in relationship to God’s appointed festivals in Leviticus 23, comes from Mark Biltz, pastor of El Shaddai ministries, in Bonner Lake, Washington.
Biltz first discovered the CORRELATION between blood moons and Jewish feasts:
“Most Christians today watching end times events know that we are instructed to ‘look up’ when we see the signs Jesus spoke of to His disciples … there is little doubt that the earthly signs spoken are happening on planet earth
… however, do we really understand what is happening overhead in the heavens. What about the signs in the sun moon and stars?”
The Jewish Talmud says total SOLAR ECLIPSES have been a bad omen for the nations, while BLOOD-RED MOONS have been a BAD OMEN for the Jewish people and ISRAEL.
7 TETRADS after the Crucifixion
NASA’s website indicates a total lunar eclipse occurred on the APRIL 14 in the year 32 AD
Jesus Christ was alive on the earth at the time of the Passover lunar eclipse and celebrated the Feast of Unleavened Bread with his disciples.
NASA’s website indicates a total lunar eclipse occurred on OCTOBER 7 in the year 32 ad.
Jesus was alive on the earth at the time of the and attended the Feast of Tabernacles as recorded in the Book of John.
NASA’s website indicates a red blood moon lunar eclipse occurred on April 3 in the year. 33 AD.
The Bible states that after Jesus was crucified on the Jewish Passover a red blood moon lunar eclipse was visible to all the inhabitants of the world
On the day of PENTECOST, the Apostle Peter reminded the people of Jerusalem that both solar and lunar eclipses where visible(Acts 2:16), spoken by the prophet Joel:
20 the sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
Acts 2:22 “men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested by God to you by MIRACLES, WONDERS and SIGNSwhich god did through him in your midst, as you yourselves also know.”
April 14, 70 AD JEWISH PASSOVER
August 4, 70 AD SECOND TEMPLE DESTRUCTION
October 8, 70 AD FEAST of TABERNACLES
The last remnant of the Jewish nation of Israel hid for 3 years at Masada before being conquered by the Roman army in 73 AD
73 AD siege of MASADA
NASA’s website indicates a total lunar eclipse occurred on April 17 in the year 162 AD,
the Jewish Passover, the first of a FOUR series LUNAR ECLIPSE TETRAD SEQUENCE
the 162 AD tetrad historically took place at the height of the Roman Empire at a time of Jewish and Christian MARTYRDOM in the Roman Colosseum. Soon to follow was the
ANTONINE PLAGUE which killed 5 million people and 2 Roman emperors.
We have had BLOOD-RED MOONS on the first day of Passover and the first day of Sukkot (Tabernacles) on back-to-back years SEVEN TIMES since 1 AD
Threeof these occurrences were connected to
1492 AD(the final year of the Spanish Inquisition),
1948 AD(statehood for Israel and the War of Independence)
1967 AD (the Six-Day War) —
Some of the most significant days in Jewish history NASA’s website indicates a total
lunar eclipse occurred on April 19 in the year 860 AD
The eclipse happened on the Jewish Passover and was the first of a four series lunar eclipse tetrad sequence.
Muslim Moors ravaged North Africa as they made their way to Spain, killing Christians on their Islamic JIHAD Crusade across North Africa.
Only 1 year before the lunar eclipse tetrad sequence began in 860 AD, a group of Spanish Christians were executed by the sword for refusing to convert to islam and publicly confessing the Jesus Christ as their personal savior.
The persecuted Christians who were faithful unto death became known as the CORDOBA MARTYRS on the date of their execution, March 3, 859 AD. The Iberian Peninsula remained under Islamic rule for another 700 years until the Spanish Inquisition.
The Spanish Inquisition final year 1492 when the Alhambra decree ordered all remaining Jews who would not convert to Christianity to leave Spain.
GOD’s PROMISED LAND
Israel (the Land and Judah) restored – Blessings & Curses
Genesis 27:29 – Let people SERVE thee, and nations BOW DOWN to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and BLESSED be he that BLESSETH THEE
Genesis 28:13 I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the god of Isaac:
the LAND whereon thou liest, to thee will I GIVE IT, and to THY SEED
I [Bill Koenig] have shown over and over again in my book, EYE TO EYE – FACING the CONSEQUENCES of DIVIDING ISRAEL,
there are indeed CONSEQUENCES for those who attempt to divide God’s covenant land and interfere with his planfor the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.
DID GOD SEND KATRINA AS JUDGMENT FOR GAZA?
Eerie Parallels Between Forced Evacuations Spark Speculation
by Aaron Klein WorldNet Daily – Jerusalem bureau 09/07/2005
Abraham, the Biblical father of the Jews, received this promise from God in the book of Genesis: “I will BLESS them that bless thee, and CURSE him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed”
Some see eerie similarities between hurricane Katrina and the evacuation of Gush Katif, including parallels in events, names and numbers.
Gush Katif was a bloc of 17 Israeli settlements in the southern Gaza Strip. In August, 2005, the Israeli Army moved the 8,600 residents of Gush Katif to Israel. Jews removed Jews from the Gaza strip, primarily GUSH KATIF
Rabbi Joseph Garlitzky: “There are many obvious connections between the storm and the Gaza evacuation, which came right on top of each other. no one has permission to take away one inch of the LAND of ISRAEL from the Jewish people”.
8,000 Jews were forcefully removed from their homes in Gaza where they had lived for 30 years, and where their ancestors had lived for 3,000 years. More than 500,000 Americans were forcefully removed from their homes by Katrina a few days later.
America’s population ratio to Israel is about 50:1.
Ten thousand Jews who lost their Gaza homes is the equivalent of about 500,000 americans who are now reported to be displaced as result of Katrina. The Gaza withdrawal was backed by the U.S. government. Some middle east analysts and senior israeli politicians entirely attributed the evacuation plan to pressure coming from the American Establishment.
Jerusalem Kabbalist Rabbi David Batzri: “DIVINE RETRIBUTION is meted out according to the principle of ‘measure for measure’.
Just as the Jews were forced out of their homes as a result of U.S. pressure on Israel, so too are Americans being forced out of their homes”
Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Lewin: “Although the damage of the destruction of Gush Katif was done, letting it serve as a terrorist base for al-qaida and other anti-American and anti-Israeli groups will only bring more destruction and chaos in the region and the world over.”
Israel (the Land and Judah) restored – Blessings & Curses
Israel begins the evacuationof gaza and northern samaria land settlements — august 17
IDF storms gaza synagogue – august 17
Israel completes gaza evacuation – August 22
Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas speak by telephone and express commitment to peace – August 22
Gaza home demolitions continue – August 22
a tropical depression forms near the Bahamas– August 23
tropical storm Katrina forms – August 24
Katrina becomes a hurricane – August 25
Sharon: more west bank settlements would go for peace – August 29
New Orleans facing environmental disaster – August 29
tens of thousands to be homeless for months due to Katrina– August 29
“I welcome the disengagement plan,” stated Bush immediately following the announcement of the Gaza evacuation. “These steps will mark real progress toward realizing the vision I set forth. In June, 2002 of two states living side by side in peace and security”
Close to 10,000 Jews were expelled from their homes in the Gaza strip and parts of northern Samaria. Katrina’s death toll is now expected to reach at least 10,000. Gaza’s Jewish communities were located in Israel’s southern coastal region; America’s southern coastal region now lies in ruins.
Katrina, written in Hebrew, has a numerical equivalent of 374, according to a Biblical numbering system upheld by all traditional Jewish authorities. two relevant passages in the Torah share the exact numerical equivalent: “they have done you evil” (genesis 50:17) and “the sea upon land” (Exodus 14:15)
Bush, from Texas, and Rice, from Alabama, were the most vocal U.S. backers of the Gaza evacuation. hurricane Katrina hit the states in between Texas and Alabama – Louisiana and Mississippi. The day Katrina hit, Israel began carrying out what was termed the most controversial aspect of the Gaza withdrawal – the uprooting of bodies from the area’s Jewish cemetery. There have been media reports of corpses floating around in flooded New Orleans regions
Mideast pundits Paul Eidelberg and Israel Hanukoglu warned, “We urge the American people to remind their president that the evil the nations do to Israel always strikes them.”
“Pharaoh, Haman, Hitler and all the leaders of nations that have opposed the will of God for his people have perished or ended on the ash heaps of history.
A Louisiana resident in Katrina’s direct path stated, “[the hurricane is] a direct ‘COMING BACK ON US’ [FOR] WHAT WE DID to ISRAEL: a HOME FOR a HOME.”
Israel: End Times – DANIEL’s 70 WEEKS
The Book of Daniel serves as the only apocalyptic book of the Old Testament, as chapters 7-12 foretell the end times
In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim (606 b.c.), Daniel and hisfriends were among the young Jewish nobility carried off to Babylon. The four were chosen for their intellect and beauty to be trained as advisers to the Babylonian court. Daniel’s ministry as a prophet began late in life. “The great nations of the world have risen against Yahweh; but God’s kingdom shall overthrow existing powers and last forever’
Daniel’s vision of the “SEVENTY WEEKS” is the most important revelation in many respects made in the scriptures – it set the date of the first coming of Christ, and gives the length of the reign of antichrist.
The date of the “vision” is important. The first verse of the chapter locates it in the “first year” of Darius the Median, or the same year as the “fall of Babylon, ” 538 BC
Daniel had been studying the prophecy of Jeremiahand learned from it that the 70 years of “captivity” of his people were drawing to a close, for the “captivity” began in 606 BC, and 68 years had elapsed since then. (Jeremiah 25:11)
The purpose of the angel Gabriel’s visit was to show Daniel that while his people would be restored to their own land at the end of the “seventy years”.
That did not mean the restoration of their national life, but was only the commencement of a longer period, which the angel called the “seventy weeks” that must elapse before they should again be IN CONTROL OF THEIR OWN LAND.
the angel gabriel tells him that he has a special message for him, one that will show him the immediate future of Israel, as well as the FUTURE of ISRAEL IN in the END TIMES
We must clarify the meaning of the term ’70 weeks’. it was not 70 calendar weeks, but rather it was 70 ‘weeks of years’, figuring each day of the 70 weeks as one year
The expression “seventy weeks” should read “seventy sevens”
The “seventy weeks” is divided into three periodsof “sevenweeks, ” “threescore and twoweeks” from the going forth of the “commandment” to restore and build Jerusalem unto “Messiah the Prince.”
7 WEEKS– this 49 year period is the time where the ‘commandment to RESTORe and to BUILD Jerusalem‘ was given. it would take 49 yearsto accomplish this, it began in 444 BC
62 WEEKS– from the end point on the rebuilding of the walls, until MESSIAH was to be REVEALED, it would be 62 weeks, or 434 years
70th WEEK– this 7 year period is yet FUTURE because God stopped the time clock when Israel rejected the Messiah and he went to the cross
“The street shall be built, and the wall, even in troublous times,” refers to the
“FIRST PERIOD” or 49 YEARS, occupied by Ezra and Nehemiah in the work of RESTORING and REBUILDING the city of JERUSALEM
“Messiahwas to be cut off, but not for himself” refers to Christ’s rejection and CRUCIFIXION:
“He is DESPISED and REJECTED of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were [our] faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.” – Isaiah 53: 3,4
“He was inthe world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
he came unto his own, and HIS OWN RECEIVED HIM NOT” John 1: 10.11
Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, it was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles”. Acts 13: 46
“For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.” Romans 11: 25
Daniel 9 states that Messiah will appear 69 periods of 7 years of 360 days (or a total of 173,880 days) afterthe command to build the wall of Jerusalem. For MESSIAH’s FIRST COMING, that command was given in nehemiah 2:1-8 and dated as the 1st nisan 444 B.C. which was the 20th year of Artaxerxes. In our current calendar that date was march 12 that year, 444 B.C.
When 173,880 daysare added to March 4, 444 BC., you arrive at Sunday, March 29, 33 AD,
with Passover and full moon (plus eclipse) on Friday, April 3rd
Those dates correspond to PALM SUNDAYwhen Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the donkey as Messiah in fulfillment of Zechariah 9:9 with the CRUCIFIXIONlater that week as foretold in Psalm 22:1, 16-18, Isaiah 53 and Daniel 9:26
In Daniel 9, the full period of 173,880 days is split into TWO SEGMENTS, namely
156,240 days (62periodsof 7 years) and 17,640 days (7periodsof 7 yearsof 360 days)
The Lion’s Gate was being built during 1539. If 156,240 days are added, we end up in 1967.
Specifically, if theLion’s Gate started construction on August 20, 1539, we end up with
June 7, 1967
If we then add the remaining 17,640 days (or 7 periods of 7 years of 360 days) to June 7, 1967,
we end up on September 23, 2015 – the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, when the High Priest would come out of the Holy of Holies and bless the congregation.
Sultan suleiman the magnificent of the ottoman empire, who commanded that the work take place, did so as a result of a recurring dream featuring lions.
The Lions Gate in the north-eastern wall commemorates that event. it was through this gate that the Israelis gained access to the old city to liberate it on June 7, 1967.