by John Greene
“The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of YAHWEH.” – Joel 2:31, HRB
A ‘blood red moon’ is caused by an eclipse of the sun and moon. When a blood moon occurs four times in a row as a total lunar eclipse, these sequenced events are often referred to as a tetrad. Each feast of the Bible is a divine appointment by YHWH, originally as a marker of time and times.
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” – Matthew 24:29-30, NKJV
In this century, tetrads occur at least six times. More interesting is that a singular string of four consecutive blood moons coincide with YHWH’s holy days of Passover in the spring and the autumn’s Feast of Tabernacles occurs between 2014 and 2015 using the modern calendar.
Passover, April 15, 2014
Feast of Tabernacles October 8, 2014
Passover, April 4, 2015
Feast of Tabernacles, September 28, 2015
Could this rare sequential event be a sign of the Second Coming of the Messiah? Through the Bible, Messiah did give us the signs of the times so that disciples could be awake and alert! Reading the complete context of scripture without fear, trembling or speculation gives the disciple of the Messiah an accurate answer.
“But as to that day and that hour, no one knows, neither the cherubs of Heaven, except My Father only. But as the days of Noah, so also will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as they were in the days before the flood eating, and drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah went into the ark. And they did not know until the flood came and took all away. So also will be the coming of the Son of Man. At that time two will be out in the field; the one is taken away, and the one is left; two grinding at the mill; one is taken away, and one is left. Be alert, then, for you do not know in what hour your Master comes. But know this, that if the house Master had known in what watch the thief comes, he would have watched and not have allowed his house to be dug through. Because of this, you also be ready, for in that hour you think not, the Son of Man comes.” – Matthew 24:36-44, HRB
Further, the words of Yahshua [Jesus] tell us:
“Who then is the faithful and wise servant whom his Master has set over His household, to give to them the food in season? Blessed is that servant whom his Master shall find so doing when He comes. Truly I say to you, He will set him over all He owns. But if that wicked slave says in his heart, My Master delays to come, and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and to drink with the ones drinking. The master of that slave will come in a day in which he does not expect and in an hour which he does not know, and will cut him in two, and will appoint his portion with the hypocrites. There will be weeping and gnashing of the teeth.” – Matthew 24:45-51, HRB
Each disciple of the Messiah is to be sanctified and wise, the master over his own ‘household,’ dispatching spiritual food at the right times in accurate knowledge of YHWH’s Word. Some attribute this role to a spiritual organization on earth. Salvation or deliverance is not any longer denominational or national. The truth is that this salvation into YHWH’s Kingdom is highly personal and individual. (This points to a real problem that multitudes of professed Christians have in modern society.) By operating in YHWH’s Will, He favors the disciple and his or her family, making him or her the ruler over all ‘his goods.’ Any nation that lowers itself to take ‘goods’ away from YHWH’s people places itself under a curse that will ultimately bring Divine justice against the violators. A nation that operates in this way operates under the ‘curse of nations’ spelled out in Deuteronomy 28. Each individual is judged by YHWH based on personal life actions and attitude. (Matthew 7:2, 12:36; John 12:48; Revelation 20:11-15; 1 Corinthians 4:5) While pursuing righteousness, by abstaining from the spiritual attachments, tricks and financial captivities of the world (“Financial Usury & Bible Truth: Lending, Giving & Borrowing“), disciples of the Master can actually operate in YHWH’s Will and provision through trust in Him. (Romans 12:1-3; Matthew 6:33) That is YHWH’s Will; personal relationship and trust. Anything less is an abomination that is sure to desolate and destroy, a tool of the devil. (Matthew 24:15; “Tribulation: The Great Escape“; “The Great Tribulation & End Time Rapture” ; “A Survival Kit for Christians“; “Abomination That Causes Desolation“)
Clearly, a blood moon is just one of the signs that the Bible mentions, and the world is clearly entering the appointed time of the end of man’s system. Many tie this into a literal 7 year time of tribulation. The problem with a tetrad of blood moons as a literal determining factor for “end times” resides in the fact that you must be in one place to experience the event. Bible prophecy is and will be obvious and widespread, events that YHWH will carry His people through. (Isaiah 46:3, 63:9; Psalm 34:18; Deuteronomy 32:7-11; Philippians 4:6; 1 Peter 5:7) Men love to speculate, but speculation is not necessary because disciples of the Messiah are alert. (Luke 21:20-21)
A ‘blood moon’ can also be caused by a large volcanic eruption that blocks out the sun on a widespread basis, coloring the sky and all in it. There are those that theorize that the blood moon could be the result of a maximum solar flare. These are suppositions that men are subject to latch onto. Instead of looking for ways to measure the end of this kingdom, we need to focus more clearly on the saving work at hand as fellow workers for Messiah, to reveal the truth of today’s message to others, to spread the discerned and accurate truth of Elohim by reforming and renewing our minds and hearts to line up with His Will. YHWH’s Word shows the disciple the Way of Salvation. (“Bible Truth That Many Christians Don’t Accept“; “YHWH is Your Shield and Salvation“; “Discernment 101: Learning to be Discerning“)
“Yahshua [Jesus] said to him, ‘I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.'” – John 14:6, HRB
“And answering, Yahshua [Jesus] said to them, ‘See that no man deceives you. For many will come in My Name [Authority], saying, ‘I am the Messiah.’ [or I am the representative of ‘Christ’] And they will cause many to be deceived. For you are bound to hear of revolutions and rumor of wars. Watch out and do not be disturbed, for it is necessary that all these things happen, but it is not yet the end.
For nation will be raised against nation and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be famines and plagues and earthquakes against many places. But all these are a beginning of sorrows. Then they will deliver you up to affliction, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. And then many will be offended, and they will deliver up one another and will hate one another. And many false prophets will be raised and will deceive many. And because lawlessness shall have been multiplied, the love of the many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end, that one will have eternal life.” – Matthew 24:4-13, HRB
That is why the disciple of the Messiah must have discernment and grow in spiritual maturity. You cannot be dependent on someone else other than the guidance of the Holy Spirit through the Messiah and YHWH. Not man or woman can depend on anyone but the provision of Messiah and of our Father, YHWH, Elohim of Hosts. The leadership of the earth and those that stand with them are wholly bloodguilty. (“Messiah Teaches about Fruit in the Lives of People“; “Seeking a New Spirit“; “Disease & Spiritual Roots“; “Freedom from Spiritual Bondage“)
“I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold,there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?'” – Revelation 6:12-17, NKJV
The moon of religion is full of the bloodshed of man and times are dark as the world plows into the unknown of their own financial and governmental speculation, ruled by the overlords of business and monetary manipulation, the scrolls of the sky of mankind. The rule of nations are about to fall like stars and the safe places of man, the islands and mountains of government, will be shaken. The ignorant will shortly seek to hide themselves from the maelstrom, looking to man for the solution instead of YHWH and the Coming of Messiah. This is already in progress, although they still do not see the Almighty One that will soon stand before them as He establishes His New Kingdom. Only YHWH’s people will be able to stand in the certainty of His Will, assured through knowledge, discernment and spiritual maturity. (“Which Shepherd Do You Believe?“; “Testing for YHWH’s Spirit“; “Independence Day: My Concerns for America“)
YHWH, Elohim of Hosts must be magnified, uplifted as this age closes. Along with it will come the judgment that no servant of YHWH needs to fear. Disciples of the Messiah are to wait patiently as they encourage others to devote their lives to Him while there is still time. (2 Timothy 1:7)
“The Spirit of the Master YHWH is upon Me, because YHWH has anointed Me to bring good news to the meek. He has sent Me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim release to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound, to proclaim the acceptable year of YHWH, and the day of vengeance of our Elohim, to comfort all who mourn, to appoint unto those who mourn in Tsiyon [Zion]: to give them embellishment for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. And they shall be called trees of righteousness, a planting of YHWH, to be adorned. And they shall rebuild the old ruins, raise up the former wastes. And they shall restore the ruined cities, the wastes of many generations.” – Isaiah 61:1-4, ISR98