Today, we will continue understanding the appearance of the blood moon. We will look into the things that happened when the purposes of God for the moon are met. These purposes are when it brings signs and when it distinguishes God’s feast seasons. And when it happens, it comes into four consecutive appearances. This is called the Blood Moon Tetrad.
A Blood Moon Tetrad is when there are four consecutive total lunar eclipses, which all fall on Jewish High Holy Days.
The significance of the history of the Blood Moon Tetrads is not in the fact that there are simple eclipses, but that 4 in a row all fall on the Jewish Feast days. It is like calling our attention for it to appear four times. There were no tetrads before the crucifixion of Jesus. In history, there are 8 tetrads recorded until today. I will pick them from the very history of humanity and the world.
The First Seven Tetrads – Israel and the World
162 – 163 Persecution of Jews and Christians by Rome
Foxe’s Book of Martyrs explained that the greatest persecution in the Roman Empire happened along side with the reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius and the appearance of the blood moon in 162 – 163 AD. The truth of the matter is Emperor Marcus Aurelius was actually the most ruthless and brutal Roman Emperors recorded in the history of Rome.
The Tiber River flowing through the city of Rome flooded its banks in the Spring of 162 AD which killed most animals in Rome and brought destruction in the city. A severe Famine occurred. In 165 AD, a plague broke out killing 1/3 of the Roman Empire which includes 2 emperors.
795 – 796 Rome and Islam battle for dominance
Charlemagne defeated an Islamic Invasion of Western Europe during the series of Blood Moon transpiring in Jewish Holidays of Passover and Sukkot in the years 795 – 796 AD.
Charlemagne overpowered the former Visigoth states which was under the Muslims or had become allied with them. By 795 AD, Charlemagne had established the Marca Hispanica, a buffer zone between modern day France and Spain defending the Frankish Kingdom in Northern Europe against Islamic invasions of the Moors.
Everyone knows how many Jews Hitler killed, but find an unbeliever who can tell you how many died in jihad over the last 1400 years.
842 – 843 Vatican attacked by African Islamic invasion
The Blood Moon Tetrad proved to be a divine warning to Rome. Just three years later the Vatican church in Rome suffered an Islamic Jihad attack, having all it treasures looted by Muslim armies.
The Arab raid against Rome was an Arab raid in 846 against Rome. Raiders plundered the outskirts of the city, sacking Old St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s-Outside-the-Walls Basilicas, but were prevented from entering the city itself by the Aurelian Wall.
In the 820s, Arabs (known by medieval Italians as the Saracens) began the conquest of Sicily. In 842, Arab forces tried to capture Ponza but were beaten off by a combined fleet from Naples and Gaeta. However, the same year they took Messina, Sicily. Around the same time Radelchis I of Benevento and Siconulf of Salerno, rivals engaged in civil war, hired Arab mercenaries to fight in Campania.
860 – 861
Jews and Christians persecuted in Russia and Egypt
Important things happened in these years as well. In 861 the first Russians, sailing in 200 ships, attacked Constantinople but withdrew after the Virgin Mary’s robe was carried in procession around the walls of the city. A few years later Russia’s first ambassador to Constantinople accepted Christianity, which laid the groundwork for the conversion of Russia. In 863 Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius began translating part of the Bible into the Old Slavonic language, which also helped in the conversion of the Slavs (Russians). This later led to a great persecution of the Jews by the Russian Christians, who were themselves later severely persecuted by the Communists.Also in 861 Muhammed al-Mudabbir arrived in Egypt and tripled the jizya (tax) on Christians and Jews. Because so many could not pay the tax, they filled the prisons. The churches were looted and confiscated, and the Coptic patriarch, “unable to pay the taxes demanded from the Coptic episcopate, fled from place to place and went into hiding” (The Decline of Eastern Christianity Under Islam, by Bat Ye’or, page 84).
Islam unable to advance into Europe
The blood moons took place just after millions of Christians were killed by Arab crusaders in North Africa and Spain.
The Jewish Holiday tetrad occurred just prior to the Greek – Byzantine Empire victory over the Arabs at the Battle of Lalakaon which halted Islamic conquest in Eastern Europe.
The Byzantine Empire dealt a major blow to Islamic Jihads at the Battle of Lalakaon in 863 AD. The Muslim conquest of Eastern Europe was brought to a grinding halt just a half century after Charlemagne had stopped the Arab conquest of Western Europe in 795 AD.
1493 – 1494 Jews expelled from Spain, Birth of the New (Western) World
1949 – 1950 Rebirth of Israel, freedom from the Arabs
1967 – 1968 6-Day War, victory over their Arab enemies
2014 – 2015 Significant Events
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370/MAS370) was a scheduled international passenger flight that disappeared on 8 March 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, China. The flight last made voice contact with air traffic control at 01:19 MYT (17:19 UTC, 7 March) when it was over the South China Sea, less than an hour after takeoff. The aircraft disappeared from air traffic controllers’ radar screens at 01:22. Malaysian military radar continued to track the aircraft as it deviated from its planned flight path and crossed the Malay Peninsula. It left the range of Malaysian military radar at 02:22 while over the Andaman Sea, 200 nautical miles (370 km; 230 mi) northwest of Penang in northwestern Malaysia. The aircraft, a Boeing 777-200ER, was carrying 12 Malaysian crew members and 227 passengers from 15 nations.
On 22 March 2015, a Houthi offensive began with fighting in the Taiz Governorate. By 25 March,Taiz, Mocha, and Lahij fell to the Houthis and they reached the outskirts of Aden, the seat of power for Hadi’s government. On 25 March, Hadi fled the country. On the same day, a coalition led bySaudi Arabia launched military operations by using airstrikes to restore the former Yemeni government and the United States provided intelligence and logistical support for the campaign. As of 2 May, at least 400 civilians have died in Aden.
Pope Francis issues law allowing for fast-track decisions and for appeals to be judged by local churches rather than the Vatican. The Vatican is making it much easier for Catholics to annul their marriages following a push by Pope Francis for reformation of a process long criticized for being complicated, costly and out of reach for many.
Rules unveiled on Tuesday speed up the annulment process, with a fast-track procedure now available, and allow for appeals to be judged by a local church official rather than the Vatican in what represents a significant decentralisation of power away from Rome.
Pope Francis To Address US Congress On September 24, 2015
Pope Francis To Address United Nations On September 25, 2015
Pope Francis To Visit The Church In Philadelphia On September 26, 2015
Note that the church of Philadelphia is the only church in the Book of Revelation that was not reprimanded by God.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The United Nations is announcing that Pope Francis will address the annual U.N. General Assembly of world leaders on Sept. 25 during his first papal visit to the United States. The pope earlier agreed to address a joint meeting of Congress on his visit. That Sept. 24 speech will mark the first time the head of the world’s Roman Catholics will address Congress. Francis is also expected to have a White House meeting with President Barack Obama. The U.N. says the pope also will meet with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on his one-day visit to the world body. Wednesday’s statement welcomes the pope’s visit as “an important part of a historic year in which the United Nations marks its 70th anniversary.” (Huffington Post)
What Lies Ahead Of Us On The Last Blood Moon Of 2014-2015 Tetrad?
Now, we see how the Israel and the world is signaled by the appearance of the blood moon. What very noticeable here in the series of tetrads in the history of the world is that the 2014-2015 tetrad has the appearances of solar eclipse. What does it awaits us this coming blood moon? It is the culmination of all the tetrads in the history of mankind. Will it fulfill verses in the Book of Revelations? The sixth seal?
12 I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold,[a] there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon[b]became like blood. 13 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. 14 Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. 15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders,[c] the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, 16 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! 17 For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” (Revelation 6:12-17, NKJV)
Will this be a parallel message with The Big One coming? Or will it be worse? Only God knows… And only in Him is the safe place a man can ever find…