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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; the sea and the waves roaring;  Luke 21:25



The 2014 and 2015 back-to-back "blood-red" moons on the first day of Passover and Sukkoth will be the last time this century and the eighth time since Jesus Christ was on earth. (From Mark Biltz's 2008 study: click here)


• The 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem falls on May 27, 2017 (Sivan 2, 5778).

• The 70th anniversary of Israel’s statehood falls on April 20, 2018 (Iyar 5, 5779).

• A major earthquake, fitting the 14-year pattern, is expected in 2018 (more details below).


The Significance of the Time Frame 

The peace talks in Israel are moving into a very serious stage; there is an increasing chance that a Psalm 83 war, a major conflict with Hezbollah and Hamas, could be near — which could lead to their demise and the possible fulfillment of Isaiah 17:1 pertaining to the destruction of Damascus.


The battle is intensifying over the city of Jerusalem; the relations of Russia, Iran, Syria, and Turkey are becoming more problematic; there is a rapid movement towards biometric IDs; and the world is quickly moving towards one-world financial, political and religious order and is experiencing rapid moral decline.




Three previous back-to-back "blood-red" total lunar eclipses occurred on the first day of Passover and Sukkoth right after the 1492 Spanish Inquisition (in years 1493-1494), the 1948 War of independence (in years 1949-1950), and the 1967 Six-Day War (in the years 1967-1968), this pattern points to a very challenging time for Israel and war.

The Jewish Talmud says, "When the moon is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel … If its face is as red as blood, [it is a sign that] the sword is coming to the world …"

The sages in the Talmud understood that a red lunar eclipse means that God will be bringing judgment to His people, Israel.

• April 15 - Blood-red moon - First day of Passover (visible: Australia, Pacific, Americas).

• Aug. 5 – 9th of Av.

The sabbatical year in the seven-year cycle (2008 to 2015) begins on Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 25, 2014, and ends on Rosh Hashanah on September 13-14, 2015 — the day of a partial solar eclipse.

• Oct. 8 - Blood-red moon - First day of Sukkot (visible: Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas).


• April 4 - Blood-red moon - First day of Passover (visible: Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas).

• July 26 - 9th of Av.

• A seven-year cycle that began on Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 30, 2008, ends on Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 13-14, 2015. The sabbatical year from 2014 ends here, too.

• Sept. 13 (Elul 10, 5776) - Partial solar eclipse on Rosh Hashanah.

• Sept. 23 (Elul 20, 5777) - Year of Jubilee proclaimed on Yom Kippur.

• Sept. 28 - Blood-red moon - First Day of Sukkot (visible: Eastern Pacific, Americas, Europe, Africa, Western Asia).


• Aug. 13 - 9th of Av. 


• May 27 (Sivan 2, 5778) - 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, which occurred during Israel's Six Day War victory.

• November 2, 2017, will be the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. British Foreign Secretary, Arthur James Balfour, a Christian, called for the British Government to provide land for a future Jewish state.

• December 11, 2017, will be the 100th anniversary of the capture of Jerusalem. British General Edmund Allenby, a Christian, dismounted his horse, and entered Jerusalem on foot out of respect for the Holy City, to accept the surrender from Turkey on December 11, 1917.

• Nov. 2 (Cheshvan 13, 5778) - 100th anniversary of the Balfour agreement.



The "blood-red" lunar eclipse sequences of 2018 and 2019 fall on the Jewish holiday Tu B’shvat (New Year of Trees). This marks the beginning of the "new year" for trees.


Tu B'Shvat is the New Year for the purpose of calculating the age of trees for tithing. The Torah states that fruit from trees which were grown in the land of Israel may not be eaten during the first three years; the fourth year's fruit is for G-d, and after that, the fruit can be eaten. Each tree is considered to have aged one year as of Tu B'Shvat, no matter when in the year it was planted.


It is customary to plant trees and partake of the fruits of the land of Israel to mark the occasion.

• Jan. 31 - Blood-red moon - Tu B'shvat.

• April 20 (Iyar 5, 5779) - 70th anniversary of Israel's statehood –

Yom Ha'atzmaut (national Independence Day of Israel).

• July 27 - Blood-red moon - 15th of Av.

• Major record-setting earthquakes have occurred every 14 years since 1906. The last one was the 9.0 Indian Earthquake/Tsunami in December 2004, which points to another one in 2018.



• Jan. 21- Blood-red moon - Tu B’shvat (visible: South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia).


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