by Terrence Clark CLC (review)
Blood Moons Reflections
April 4 will be another blood moon, the 3rd in the series of four, with a total solar eclipse in between.
The blood moons, of course, if you haven’t heard, are the rare occurrence of four consecutive lunar eclipses that fall on the major consecutive Jewish feast. April 4, brings further intrigue because Passover and the Easter advent are aligned. Good Friday and the beginning of Passover coincide on April 3. The blood moons are called a Tetrad with the last occurrence in1967-68 (This is the eight since Christ). It is also the alignment of the Julian and Gregorian calendars observance of Easter.
With the Tetrads, each time this has happened, it has been, marked by a major historical event that affected the nation Israel. Israel has always been in the world’s eye since its existence. And of course, the significance is that this tiny country, it is the house of the word three major monotheistic religions of Christianity, Islam and Judaism. It has also been the marker of peace for the Middle East and the world. Biblically, Israel is the land promised to the great Patriarch Abraham, passed to his son Isaac, and grandson Jacob. Its Jacob’s covenant name ‘Israel’ from which the former land of Canaan is named. Beginning with biblical history, it is seen that God has judged nations by their response to Israel. Currently, peace negotiations are still on the table between Israel and nearest enemies-
History seems pretty sure of the significance of the tetrad anomaly. Whether or not this celestial wonder will birth in a new day and age for Israel and the world is to be seen. What we do know is that the call of God has always been to the whole world---blood moons or not.
In the matter of eclipses, it was on a day in Jerusalem that Jesus Christ thought by some to be the son of Joseph, the carpenter, residing in Nazareth, but was really the Son of God---was tried, condemned, cruelly scourged, and crucified for the sins of the whole world. On that day, at around 3 PM in the afternoon, the sun went black. It was a solar eclipse. Some psalmist sings, the sun refused to shine in the light of God on the cross.
While some speculate on the current occurrences of darken moons, sun, and appearance of blood. On that day, on Calvary, in the darkness, His light shined. Three days later, Resurrection Sunday morning, He arose from the grave victorious, not only for himself, but for all who trust in Him.
As a man of God, I do look for His stamp in ever thing---terrestrial and celestial. Psalm 19:1 expose, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Conversely, I am not waiting for the manifestation of blood moons, but living in the revelation of the blood of the Son of God that was shed for the whole world.
I am not living in the shadow of a lunar eclipse, but in the light of the glory of the Son. My hope is secured in His blood, not that of moons.
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Terrence Clark is ordained Christian minister assisting multiple churches and ministries. He is the Chief Editor of VoiceCNC.com and is also a Certified Christian Life Coach—helping people to Win, Overcome, and Advance in the kingdom of God.
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